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SA LMON PLEADS
Ioyer of Flinkenshelt Vivts i1s Ver
in 01 o Iilling of Flinikenshiell
31ak . Stout Denial Of Robber
Vhaif4 Iouing Man Asserts FliN
shel ?red at Him First. With sitot
(rveriville News, Nov. 10.
Walte: Salmon's story of the killin
'of Asa Flinkenshelit, with which lhe I
Charged, was told for the first tim
yesterday by Salmon himself, after hi
had been Lbrought to the county jai
In the early morning by Deputies, Par
kins and Bra'mlett. Salmon surren
dered to his wife's uncle, the chief o
iollce at Salisbury, N. C., on Sunda.
night, andl made no effort to preven
officers from bringing him back tc
That he shot Flinkenshelt. In self.
dcfcnse, after F'linkenshelt had Ilred
two shots at him; that he took nc
money whatever from the Flinken.
shelt home after the shooting; and
that Mrs. Alec Alken, his companion
on the ride to the farmer's house last
Friday, placed the pistol, with which
he ,id the shooting, in his coat pock
et, were the assertions made by
young salmon to officers 'who brought
him to the city, and, later to newspa
h'ermen at the county Jail.
Salmon, a veteran of the 50th In
fantry at Camp'Sevier and the picture
of good health, was perfectly calm as
he related his story of the tragedy.
lie expressed confldencg that he
would soon be freed of the charge of
lurder against him and said that the
only matter troubling him now is
that his young wife, to whom lie was
married last spring, will naturally be
occasioned some worry.
Parts of the testimony of both Mrs.
Flinkenshelt and Mrs. Alken were
contradicted -)y Salmon In his state
ment. Mrs. Flinkenshelt, at the in
(Ilest said that Salmon took $800 to
$1A .000 in cash from under her pillow,
and this the young man stoutly denies.
'Olicers 'were told by Miss Amber Rob
inson, sister of Mrs. Alken that Sal
mon forced her to give him the pistol
at her IlMunean mill home shortly be
fore the killing, and Salmon likewise
denies this assertion.
('ame Here 31onday.
After the intervelewer had been ad
mitted by Jailer Christopher, Salmon
told his story. In the order in whic
thle events occurred.
ille sald that he caic here Monda
night about I o'clock fromA Morganto1
N. C., in the car belonging to his moth
er-in-law, Mrs. Alice Drury. O
Tuesday morning, he said that he wen
to the McCauley home at number
Hale street, Duncan, staying ther
until Friday morning. During th
Weekl he said he met -Mrs. Aiken.
On Friday morning, he said, Mrs
Aiken wanted him, to drive her out t
get some whiskey for her sick child
asking that lie drive her to the hous<
where they went the night before fo
liquor. The McCauley boy was 1will
them. When she got In the car shi
had a pistol saying, "I'm taking thI
.pistol -along. You can't tell what
bootlegger might do.'
Upon reaching the Flinkenshel
house, iSalmon said he asked the wo
man if she wanted to go to the housf
with him, and she replied in the nega
tive. She placed her gun in his righi
coat pocket, he said, and when lie goi
to the house he found a man standinE
on the steps of the back porch.
"I told him I wanted a pint of wlis.
key," Salmon said, "and he asked Li
I had a bot-tle. I didn't have any. I-I
got - slender bottle and went dowr
to an outhouse and got the whiske3
and set it ill) on the shelf.
Said Flinkenshelt Shot
"Is that all you camo for?' he asked
me, and said, '0-- D- you, didn'l
I shoot you once?' Then he reachet
down back of the door, got a shot gun
and fired. I jumiped off the next to the
top step and stooped over as I ran fol
the corner of the house. lie fired
twice and then I raised up and shot,
but I looked at the chamber of the pis
tol afterwards and there were two
cartridges left. The woman told in
there had been six."
Salmon said that lie walked away
pretty fast after ' the shooting, and
upon reaching the automobile again,
told the woman in the car that he han
h ad a little trouble. lie said that sIC
laughed as she replied, "Yes, T heard
the shots. Are you going to try tc
get away." Salmon said that he told
her that he was going to see his wife
and then give upi).
"I asked lier," Salmon said, "if she
'would go to .Spartanburg and brin8
the oar bajc. hero, as I didn't want tc
drive through to North Carolina. Shc
said she would but couldn't drive un
less I taught her. I told her I
wouldn't have time to do that between
hero and Spartanbu rg, and she sug
geste(I that we stop at Greer and get
someone to drive her back At a
Place near Greer-1 think she calle(
It. Taylors--I stopped at a store ald
- bougtli a hat and two boxes of cart
t 'We drove into Greer," lie Colti
I ued, "and had the fan belt of the car
repaired and bought oil and gas. A
11111 who worked in the garage told us
he could get us a driver. I told him1 I
was a salesman working in Balti
Stayed in Spartanburg
That the three ate supper in a Spar
tanburg restaurant before the swoman
i and boy started back to Greenville was
Salmon's statement. Ile said that be
fore leaving her lie did nQt -tell her
where lie was going other than that lie
was going to see his wife.
When the woman and driver left
he went to the Spartanburg fair
grounds lie said; lie ipulled the pistol
out of his pocket and wanted to shoot
at a uarget in a shootng gallery but
the proprietor objected. A jicliceinan
and two plain clothes iren walked i)
and took his gun away from him thou,
lie said, nid took $t0 bond for his al
That night Salmon said lie stayed
at the Piedmont hotel iII Spartanburg,
and two women came into his room
for whiskey (luring the night. Police
men raided the place while lie was
there, lie said, and lie, among others,
was taken to the city Jail and locked
up. This time it cost him $25 to get
free, and this left him only $3 or $-1.
lie said that lie succeeded in borrow
ing $5 at a restaurant on the iplea that
lie 'wanted to so his wife and needed
At the Spartanbu rg depot, Salmon
said that lie read In a paper of the
killing and asked a policeman if the
man had been caught. Whien lie got
to Charlotte, where lie stopped to see
his brother-in-law, lie said that lie
again asked a policeman the sanie
question. Salmon stated that ie stay
ed in Charlotte only four or flive hours
as he found that his lirother-in-law
had come to Greenville to get the car.
Reading in a paper that his wife had
gone to Salisbury and was not then in
Morganton, Salmon said that lie went
In Salisbury, he said, he went to so
Nay Kesler, son of the police chief.
"We then went to the chief's home
but he wasn't there. I told them I had
come to give up but wanted to see iy
'wire. They called Uncle John down
lo the ,house and he said he wolid
bring my wife utp the next morning. I
was taken to the jail and the Jailer told
mne that my wife would be there at :3
o'clock yesterday afternoon. She
came a little after :3, and I toldl her
what had happened.
Salmon bared Iis shoulder to show
the scar of a wound which he received
whlie soldiering at Camp Sevier, say
ing that lie got tile wound when lie was
shot and robbed near a park here.
From his description it seemed that
the Park to which lie referred was
Dukeland. The military authorities,
he said, had never been able to learn
who his assailant was. lie was with a
wnoman at the time but he does not re
member whether she was the same
woman as the one lie swent with to the
-Salmon was discharged from the
regular army last year at Camp Dix,
N. J., because he was subject to epi
leptic fits. Ie was born near Owens
)oro, Ky., and has seen service In
China, Manilla, Russia and other coun
Distributes Many Bib'es.
During its existence of more than
a centiry the British ind Foreign 131.
bl)e society hns distributed approxi.
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tures in more than 100 inguages and
dialects, the very names of some of
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short time. she :a':t a half galion
more milk a day, and a po1und of but
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milk cows just what is needed to keCp
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It matters not what allment you
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GAS, OIL AND GREASES
" 1f after usin entire
contents of 1P can of
Luzianne co ee ac
cording to directi .
you are not satis 1e
in everygsp ct, r
grocer wnilre c h
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WRITE FOR CATALOU Goo - olf Luzianne
must please you.
e rtaur Countyare
is owned, opeAated and controlled by the good people of the Piedmont section of Carolina
This conlipany owns 15 warehouises, voinlipped] thr11oughout with aultomlat iv pikes It hias six raiilroad sidetr-acks and is -srv - .N -11 Pied - >
'soulthei u I ailway Company's maini lin es and is within thr( ee miles of Sparall irg e lie our railw y tIuik line pass- the i i thel I idnt and Nortei il wy Ail the
G Ienwood; tie C. & W. G. Raiilroad to Aiguista. Charleston, Port Royal and the Atlatie ocealn to port s where ottl van be loaded for iol the to til C.rn lI, ndrson and
the west th'ough 'Ciiiniati: the Soltherin Iailway main lin es to Charleston, another seaport town to New York. the busi ess edter o' Ile ornt rv ; toe , . l ai ra 1 a irunl< i
(otton imarket center, and to Asheville and Cincinnati. It has leadin hg to it. froimill li directions paved 'ind top-soiled colity i ou ;w, lu
T his warlehouse Company is located in a (oun11ty that. prtou ees itself, 65,000 bales of cotton, enough to fill the wa echouses I I i lex ove-, and ill a (Il tl
South," for there are thirty cottoll iiills located here. these mills alone eonsi ming amnill y 150 ,000 bales, enoll to fill Ihe *-4patalli - oi> ity w- - i
This company owns a building on Walnut Street that is absolutely fire-proof and of the most modern
construction and with the exception of the Allen and Law building is the best office building
in Spartanburg and is the only building of its kind in the cotton belt.
fi this uililding is lept oi file t eill sain(pl. of 'v r bale ol (t ton in t lle warehou'ses. The cot ton is gI(adedl and hisc nd li ll - l iple' 1111s eli .o'(I
voltoni m ehmits nd a itll of Spri tn r vounlity. nd hhd
Thw 1:t( I to rn olloll inl ware. ihuss is 50 .(.eIts pel'r hale per monthi, which covm-is stoarage clioiu-ges. fire in -miilili(e to tlo fu1ll1marlw- o 'Jilii orthe
The Spartanburg County Warehouse has space for 20,000 bales of uncompressed cotton and 25,000 to 35,000 bales of com
pressed cotton. There are 5,764 bales of cotton on storage in these warehouses and there is at least 20,000
bales of cotton laying out all over Spartanburg county exposed to fire and weather damage.
O f the 5,761 baile. Ei s rage inl these warl ouses appIoi)I ir vlY -000 t m lls otf' etioll shipped ill Iroil l e w est ali fom oter set i ii I il
voniity volton onl stolag.r1t
These warehioiuses ar last being filled by cotton shipped ill f'roimi ot her sections.
I)o the falrIeris and other bisilless interests inl PiW1imonlt section appreciate what they have ill owning the Spill a n g oility warehotlses (1 it
the ouitside world by putting their own (otton oil storage Jithem. ' lv Y
Ask Any of These Gentlemen to Advise You Whether to Store Your Cotton or Not.
The (irectors of the company are all South (ar olina iell as follows: W . ). inur liot. 0. M. Moore, V. E'. Ilaticet, J. A. Leat hers, .Jolin I . annon W. i1 Pat ton. I). . A mersa,
J. J. Fineh and L. I rby.
The officials, direct ors and stockholders eaniestly appeal to the cotton prodicens, cotton Ilierchlants and lills to patronize this liolme owned inst ittilol
The Spartanburg ounty Warehouse
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SPARTANBURG, - - S OUTH C.AROIN