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SHOT BY NEGRO
George S. llurroughs in ilospital as
Result, of Fight with Negro. City.
Wide Search Mide for Assalint.
Greenville, May 7.-Shot as he at
..enlpted. to defend himself agahist a
.,six-foot, 200-pound negro on a dark
Martin street house 'porch a few min
utes before 9 o'clock last night, George
S. Burroughs, call officer of the Green
ville force, was very painfully but not
seriously wounded. The shot was
fired after sevcral minutes of scuf
fling, durinig wichel Officer :Burrorv...
iwas struck on the head with a board
andI painfilly hirt. The negro es
An ambulance rushed the police
man to the ity hospital, where it. at
first appeared tha t the bullet had gone
through. the abhdomen and that the
Wounitd was of an extremely serious
nature. A stirgeon, who haatenoed to
tho hospital to attend he I aintred manl,
soon found that the .38 balibre bllet
had struck a i) and fortunately had
Imimediately after the ncar-trage(dy,
police Chief Noe and Sheriff Rector-,
with their forces spread the dragnet
over 'the entlre city and section in
search of William Thompson, giiger
colored -negro who drives a truck for
the Minter Homos company and who
is named by other negroes in tihe
house as the man who shot the officer.
Thompson, according to the descrlp
tin furnished by the police, weighs
around 200 poinds, is abiout 'six feet
tall and appears to b) about 30 years
of age. Up until a late hour he had
not been found but officers, aided by
citizen-volunteers, are doing all In
their power to locate him.
According to the story obtalined
from negroes who were in the house,
Thompson was creating cnsiderable
and profane ioise around the place.
Omicer Hturroughs, who lives at -110
Westileld' street, a short distance
above Martin street, either heard the
noise, as one ngro woman said, and
twen t to the house to stop the dis
order or, as another report went, was
called to the place by a negro. ThIe
officer had gone off duty at -i o'clock
in the aftriloon but did not hesitate
to aniswer the call.
Whe I Policeiani hi rroughis reach
ed the froit porch of tle Martin street
house, wh1ich is only a few yardis il
I lie rear of a store situated by the
P. & N. traelis on Westlield street, the
nicgro, Thon pson , attacked him with
his lists, accorditig to reports. The
"After the birth of my
baby I had a back-set,"
writes Mrs. Mattic Cross
white, of Glade Spring,
Va. "I was very ill;
thought I was goinig to
die. I was so weak I
couldn't raise my head to
get a drink of watcr. I
took . . medicine, yet I
didn't get any better. I
* was constlpatcd and very '
* weak, getting worse and
worse. I sent for Cardul."
The Woman's Tonie
' 1 found after one bot
* t4 of Cardul I was im
proving," adds Mrs.
Crosswhite. "Six ibot
ties of Cardul and .. . I
was cured, yes, I can say
they were a God-send to
me. -I believe I would
Shave died, had it not been
for Cardul." Cardul has
been found beneflclal in
many thousands of other
cases of womanly trou
bles. If youa feel the need
of a godd, strengthen
ing tonic, why not try
Cardul? It may be just
what you need.
officer defended 'himself stoutly, at
tom)tilg to take the man, who was
uinch heavier than he, to the police
station. Finally, after a few moments
of struggling, the pol-iceman was
struck on the head with a board of
some sort and was then shot once.
Bertha .Burton, a negro 1woman who
says she rents a room in .the Martin
street house froin another woman,
Katio Goldsmith, is being held at the
police station. She said that she
lieard the noise on the porch and that
she went to the door anil saw the of
ileer struggling with Thompson.
Dlertha , (said that she was afraid 'to
go .beyonid the door, and (dd not see all
of the trouble. Asked regarding tlie
even'lts leading lp to the dIificulty, the
13urton woman stated that Thompson
was cursing about the Ilace aid
s.;ellmed to l)e attracting considerable
William Barniore, a negro iIa who
reited roois on the ground floor of
the huse. is quoted as telling oflicers
that he Iheard a noise overhead just
.before 9 o'clock aid that he went up
Stairs to ascertain What the trouble
was. The porch, lie said, was dark
when he arrived and saw. two ilgures
engaged in a struggle. Barmore is
quoted as stating that lhe had gone
in the rear of the house to obtain a
light when the single shot was fired.
While no serious consequences from
the wound are expected, Policeman
Burroughs will no doubt suffer se
vere pain for a few days, according to
the surgeon called, on the case. Mrs.
Burroughs, wife of the ollicer, who
nwas anxiously waiting at the hospital,
breathed a sigh of genuine relief when
informed that her husband would -be
,able to return to his home after sov
Ieral (lays' treatment and that his con
dition is not serious.
Call Ollicer Burroughs has a record
of upwards of a dozen years service
on the city police force and is re
garded as one of its most etlcient of
ilcers. News that lie was shot spread
rapidly through the streets, and of
fers Iof assistance In lhelping to locate
the guilty man 'Were numerous. Police
olicials of nearby towns have been
Intotified, and all outgoing trains aid
roads leading out of Greenville are
Tie tiegro, Thompsoi, lives tit a
house oi Oscat' street, niear the South
vrn station, aid why lie was at the
'artint 'treet holse is nlot definitely
kinowi. It. is uidersitood that the
place in which lie lives is osied by
his si-ter. Ioth th'se districts, and
virtually ill others in and near the
city, were untider' heavy patrol after
mildnight, and Shetiff Hector with his
(eplities wias still sgouriing the coul
1y inl search of him.
LOSS OF I'll ESTIE
Letters froml lIepubilennl Leaders Suis
tiii. Talks )%fii ('Coelhran.
Gr'eenwood, Ma' 7.-Joe W. T'lbert
nat ional I lepuic 1zan excti t ive until
mitt Ieemtatn for' Suthi Cat'olina as we'lI
1 teilmb licani slate chairmtatn, wm~as her'e
Itday antd lssuedl a strtong den'iaml of'
tho statemenit sent out from C'otllumia
several (lays ago that a cei't ain promi)1
ntl( C~olumblia burwiness man was to
lie the dilsienser 0of feder'al 'ipati'otnag
in tis slate and also aidl the assertion
that onie C. C. Camtpibell (If C'olitinbia
wmmas ton lie ('01lector (If internal r'evenue.,
iwas without warrtant of fact.
To sutppior't hiis statemets lhe had
letters frotm a numberci of ilepmublieana
leaders in Washington whvlo all ex
itress ('01)idecu)e ini Tolber'it's r'ecoml
mnendations andl if any change in the
tmatter' of maiking appinttmients .in this
state is contemtiplated these jparty lead
er's ar'o evidlently without ktnowmledge
of -it themselves. They writo Tolbert
in the m)ost intimate way, showing
their close acquaiiintance, and1( a1ll as
sure him of theu' regards. One of thle
writers, a mat) high in the plarty coun
cils, refei's to a certain formner Demo
cratie 'liolitician who' has been r'eferriedl
to as at "r'eferee," and tells Tlolbert that
lie had nevei' heard of the man befor'e.
Th'iis writei' also refers to the fact that
a "r'eferee was talked of foi' Geor'g-ia
but niotilng camne of it."
Persistent rnplorts have been circiu
iatedl that .the federal patronage in
this sta-te was to be taken away fr'om
R"ate Chairman Tolbert, but nlot If
letter's from party leadei's in Wash
lington count for aniythiing. The name
of former D~istrlct Attorney E'rnest F.
Cochran of Anderson was mentionod0(
in a story from Columbia a few (dayn
ago as .being cei'tain of ap~pointmient
as district attor'ney for the 'western
district and also .that ho was to ,be
connectoil with the "new Rleputblican
party".'bein-g for'medh in this state. Mr.
Toibert wias in conferecnce- yesterdhay
with Mir. Cochran andl was assured~
that 1)e knewv nothing of any new piarty
andl assured Tolber't thatt he looked
uponi him as the head of the party it)
this state. The Coch ran ap)101oitment,
if made, will be a Troibert notminatlon
for Toibert has recommended Cochran
and Cochran Is in rperfect sympathy
with the Tnbha't factinn
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*MEKOM NEWS *
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Ekom, .May 9.-After an absence of
several weeks we will give a few items
'Most eveiybody Is about through
planting, but the weather has been
so cold tit cotton is not doing any
A large crowd attended the baptiz
Ing-at linon Sunday afternoon.
Rev. Mir. Smith and 1wife have been
on a visit to fihe latter's mother, Ai1rs.
Ida Cooper, the 'past week. On Fridayv
n i-it Mr. Smith preached at the home
of Misses EIdna and Kittura Cooper.
a1d thy also attended the ray er
meeting at the home of A1l'. T. .1.
Cooper and preached an. ilteresting
We are glad to report all the sich
of oi comuinity better.
''lle kiom boys have organlizod a
base ball teamil anid have alrcady hal
two gaies. Last Saturday they played
the Poplar hoys, tile gaime ending in
favor of I0koimi.
Ill r. Cooper and wife, Mr. Carl CIII
bertson and family, and N1lr. and Mr..
1j. C. Culbertson spent the day with
Mrs. Lou Culbertson and daughter re
.\il. A. it. Thome has gone to Florida
to spend awhile.
Miss Jessie Culhertson spent Tues
day afternoon with Miss lauirence
Miss Lonio Cooper and Mrs. Gray
Cooper spent on (lay last week with
Mlr. W. W. Culbertson's family.
Mr. and -Mrs. J. W. Fowler spent the
night with AMrs. Jennie lainiltoni re
Mrs. Mattle Burts and children. of
tho Woodrow Wilson section, visited
Iout ina c
"Any U S. '1re
la a univeraal
of U. S.
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C Cul
Mr. 10well 'Cheek, of Greenville,
spent the week-end with his parents,
he having been one of the Can(ildates
"And ''here Watsnt the Slightest Smell
F1rom1 Dead, Hints"
Writes John Simpinlils, farmer of
Annandale, N. J. "Hats were costing
mne hundreds yearly; trie(l dogs, fer
rels. poison, could not get rid of them.
Bought $.25 1)kg. of ICAT-SNAP (5
eakes) Used half not a live rat since.
Dead ontes aplenty. I like llAT-SNAP
because after killing rats it dries them1
up---leaves ]to smell." Three sizes,
35c, 65c, $1.25. Sold inl guaranteco
by Lurels Ilar1zdware Co., Putnam
h'rug Store, and C. 1.. Keninedy & Son.
U. S. ROYAL CORD
its tire-and a famous tread.
lejlged amnong mtrsts and
alike as the world's foremost
of Cord tire building. Al
elivering the stono repeated
y, tire after tire, and season
;trio aronid the sidewall is
Dd as a trade-mark in t h U. S.
N it's surprising the number
ifferent tire views that come
hance talk at the curb or in.
the leisure of a friend's garage.
Almost every day you come
across the man human enough
to believe he can outguess
the cut-price tag on "job
lots," "discontinued lines" and
His opposite is the hard
pan car owner who sticks
year in and year out to a
standard brand as the only
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will remember the scarcity
ires last year.
Iship at the time, but a bene
There are no U. S. Tires to be
off- no accumulations--no
alling of any U. S. brand - no
of tires from one part of the
ted States @
BUREKA DRUG 4
*W. Y. McNIEIL
Everyone who has a Washing Machine ought to have one of our
Washing Machine I)rainers that will automatically drain the ma
chine whenever it is conveniently Iealr a faucet. W rite us for.
circular. Also one of our Little Giant Clothes 1eels, which does
away with the unsightly clothes line and really is 1more or less of
an ornanment than an eyesore Aiuchj as the usual way of hanging out
clothes is. Vrite for circular and price.
Columbia. Supply Company
823 Gervals Street, COIUMlBJIA, S. c.
'Made in Tampa"
11 .. 0 Cents to 3 For 50 Cents
3utors Greenville, S. C.
A1C 1 *
cn to aA
There . are 92USV atr rnhs
Ther is ' bracnsatevnd
onrm thes anhe to thed dae.
Ther are U. S. Fretanyhere .
-in a community of 500people ?
or even less-and you get a
freshI, live tire of current
production-with all the orig
inal service and mileage the
factory put into it.6
The owner of a medium or
light -weight car stands on
equal ground with every other
Any United States Tire is a uni-".
versal full money's worth--backed up 'C'OII'" .
with a leadership policy of equal daa lali.
quality, buying convenience and price
20., Laurens S. C.
WVaterloo. S. C.