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VOLUME XXXVi. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15,1921N
AGED FARMER'S 1
Charles M1. Shipnian, 65, Is Found
Dead on Farm of Son-in-Law, W. W.
Taylor, Near Greenville.
Greenville, June 9.-Swinging by a
rope from a branch of a low cedar tree
in the rear of his son-in-law's home
near Chicks Springs, the lfeless -body
of 'harles M. Shipman, 06-year-old
farmer, was found early yesterday
morning, and all through the day and
last night Sheriff Rector and Coroner
Vaughn were making a careful inves
tigation into the cause of his death.
The tree stands a short dIstance
from the house in which Shipman's
daughter and her husband, W. IV.
Taylor, aged 35, live, the house being
situated on the Spartan-burg road, the
first on the east beyond the pond at
Chick Springs. That they have auf
ficlent evidence to support the theory
that Shipman met foul play is the
statement of the officers who plan to
continue the Investigation today.
Coroner Vaughn last night issued
orders forbidding the burial of the
body, which was carried to the J. D.
-Woods morgue in Greer. The coroner
stated that he will Impanel a Jury to
day and let the jurymen view the re
mains, after which burial may be per
anitted; or it may be decided to hold
the body until the inquest is held.
'Whether or not the inquest will -be
held today, the coroner has not yet
determined. No arrests have been
made, as yet.
That Shipman had been having trou
ble with his relatives is adlmitted by
them, -and officers learned yesterday
that this trouble culminated Tuesday
afternoon when Shipman's son-in-law,
Taylor, swore out a warrant for Ship
man before Magistrate James, of (redr,
charging huin with a statutory offense.
It is also stated that alleged misco4
duct on Shilman's part' caused his
wife, who is living at Victor mill,
Greer, to separate from him some time
As reported to the officers, the first
news of the tragedy came from Mrs.
Taylor, who told Sheriff Rector and
Coroner Vaughn that she walked out
on the back porch of her home in the
early mornisg and saw her father's
body, Immediately calling to her hus
)and and telling him that "Yonder's
Fa, andl he's hung himself." Taylor
then ran out of the house, and called
Whether Shipman hanged himself or
was hanged by another, or killed in
some other fashion the officers (1o not
essay to say, but they are frank in
stating that they have reason to press
the investigation. In view of this, it
is expected that Coroner Vaughn will
hold an inquest over the body today
One of the chief reasoss the officers
have for working on the foul play
theory is a statement made to them, by
a physician who knew Shipman, to
the effect that ne1 of Shlpman's arms
was so0 paralyzedl as to render It vir
tually of no service to him during his
life. It -would have beenm extremely
diflicult, therefore, they say, for Ship
man to have tiedl the rope to the
branch from which his -body swung.
Ii lowever, it Is regarded as qiute possi
ble that Shipman took hIs owvn lIfe.
Dra. II. L. lBroekman, of Gireer', whlo
made a post mortem examInation of
the .body of Shipiman, with Drs. '\\1l
son and Airlal, slated that dleathl was
due to straniguhation.
iiowever, the sheriff andh coroner1
found a small glass near' the spot
whlerg Shipman hanged, andi they is
sued orders that parts of the bJody be
sent to the state laboratorIes in C'olum
bla for testinug to determ ine If Sh iman
wvas poisonedl. This huas been dlone by
Dr. lBrocknman, and the result of the
test probably will be knmow-ni withIn a
Shilpman evidently hadl been (lead
several hour's when the b~ody wans
found. .ills neck was not broken.
It was difficult yester'day for officers
to obitain a cleat' version of the stor'y,l
several InconslatencIes being contain
ed In the reports gathet'ed b~y them.
The stories told 'hy members of the
family varied some as to details, they
That the officers have learned sev
er'al features regarding the case which
they have not announced was indicat
ed last nIght, and it aIppears quite po0s
slble that developments will occur to
day. It is admitted by them thant they
are following onne ortwo thor..in :
IANGING TO TREE
an effort to clear up any and all mys
tory that might exist, in 'the case,
which they are not prepared to give
out at this time.
INumbers of people visited the scene
of the tragedy yesterday before and
after the body was removed.
Finding of Body Causes Arrest,
Oreenville, June 9.-Today's devel
oplients in the mysterious death of
Charles , M. -Shimnan, aged farmer
found yesterday morning hanging to
a tree on 'his son-in-law's farm near
Chick Springs, came thick and fast
with the arrest of W. W. Taylor, son
in-law of the dead man. A coroner's
Jury viewed the body of the dead man
and listened to a statement made by
Dr. H. 'b. 'Brockman of Greer, in coin
Pany with Dr. Wilson of Greenville,
who Performed an autopsy on Mri.
Shipman yesterday. .D-. Brockman de
clared that Shiiyman came to his death
by strangulation caused by a rope
around his neck. The inquest was
then suspended until June 15, by which
time'Coroner Vaughn hopes to have
evidence that might throw light on the
affair. Taylor was arrested -by Deputy
Sheriff Parris on demand made -by
Buel Shipman of Woodside mill, broth
,er of the (lead man, who declared that
as soon as he could get to a magistrate
he intended to swear out a warrant
charging Taylor with murder. Taylor
refused to make any statement other.
than to say that he had no hand in
the death of his aged father-in-law.
'Dr. Brockman reported to the jury
today that as far as the physlican'4
examination had proceeded no poison
was discovered, but that no -positive
statement to that effect could be made
known until a report from the state
,)b9q@r. had been made to him.
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RIBLES OLD FII)LD *
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Riddles Old Field, June 13.-The
farmers have been quite busy for the
last 3 weeks. They seem to have their
crops in good condition.
Rain Is needed throughout this sec
Mr. H1. A. Holcombe spent last week
at Easley. While there he attended the
trial of Dallew and Wilson for the
killing of Chief Holcombe. lie re
turned home Sunday, accompanied by
Mrs. W. C., Miss Viola and Mr. Thomas
iolcombe, all of Easley.
'Messrs. Jim and -Wade Donnon, of
Tylersville section were visitors at E.
H. Garrett's Sunday.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Riddle,
June 5th, their ,third -son.
Mr. and Mrs. 'P. E. Cooper attended
services at Friendship Sqinday and
were dinner guests -with Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Dixon 'Ptnam attended
the dedication at Friien.'ship church
Miss 'Blanche Todd visited her
grandparents Saturday night and Sun
J1. M%. Todd and family visited Mr.
and Mi's. F. E'. Hobo Sunday.
Mir. E. H. Garirett and Mary and
Janic attended the funeral or Mr. Clair
erice Donnart at Sandy Epings Satuir
Thlose who weire dinner guemsL 5it Mi'.
and Mirs. P. FE. 'Cooper's iecently con
sistedl of Mr'. and Mirs. *Hriooks Cooper,
Mir. Kenneth and Miss Ina Cooper, Mr.
and Mi's. Pink Waddle and children,
Mr. Johnnie Tumblin, of Greenville.
Dri. and Mirs. Clarence Garrett of -Lan
ford called to see Mr'. and Mirs. S. K.
'We were soi'ry to heai' of the death
of "Aunt Ann" Rtoger's.
We also are wiahing a sp~eedy i'ecov
ery foi' Mr. Alvin Mai'tin.
florn to Mr. and Mrs. TIillman
Huaghes, two sons.
Th cont gang has done some good
work on the roads through this sec
tion. We are hoping for better im
C'ard of Thainks.
We wish to thana~ our friends,neigh
b)orse and doctors for their dleeds of
kindneas and the beautiful flowers at
the death of our1 deai' wife and mother.
A. B. 'Hand and Children.
Fountain Inn, S. C.,
J. C. Burns & Co.'s 19 days Red Hot
Sale is a reord~ n'ice s.mae.
YOUNG MAN ROBBED
BY THREE SOLDIERS
Stripped of Clothing and Bound and
Gagged. Assailants are Captured
St. Matthews, June 12.-While on
his way to Sandy Run -Lutheran
church today a young man by the
name of Livingston was held up by
three soldiers from Camp Jackson,
beaten, stripped of his clothing, rob-.
bed of the car in which he was riding,
tied hands and foot and left in the
Young Livingstori s engaged h
carxying relatives to And from church.
He had taken some of his people home
and was returning for another load.
He overtook the three soldiers and
was ordered to stop. They entered
the car taking the back seat. After
they had entered one of them struck
Mr. Livingston in the head with a pis
tol, rendering his unconscious. They
then took charge of the car and drove
into the woods near Criders Spring on
the State road. 'The boy was stripped
of his clothing and tied hand and foot,
he was then left. After the party had
gone he regained consciousness, work
ed himself free and went to a negro
home and gave the alarm. Sheriff
Hill was immediately notified and was
soon on the scene. Upon his arrival
he was informed that the soldiers in
the stolen car had already passed
through St. Mathews and were on
their way toward Charleston. Hie
communicated at once with citizens at
Eloree who immediately went to the
road. In a few minutes the soldiers
appeared. Magistrate Evans and Ru
ral Policeman Ballard had assembled
a good force and when the soldiers
appeared they were arrested.
Sheriff Hill was not on the scene
and arrived at Eloree within a few
minutes after the soldiers were ar
rested. They had in their possession
an ordinary .32-calibre pistol, two
sandbags, made acocrding to the taste
of the professional and the clothes of
the assaulted boy, it is said. the one that struck the boy but says under warrants charging them with
The men, it is alleged, admitted the that the others assisted in the other the offense. Considerable excitement
assault and made statements giving parts of the affair. The entire com- prevailed for a time throughout the
their names, addresses and the details munity at Sandy Run at once turned community.
of the affair as above related. The out to give the sheriff all'assistance
names as given are Herbert Annis, ossible and the sheriff states that co- I y w go to . C.Burns & Co.'s
Brocton, Mass.; Leslie W. Edson, operation on the part of citizens, both 19 days Redlot June Sale, you will be
Whitman, Masst; G, B. Logan, Eureka, at Sandy Run and Eloree was splen- delighted to see the values they are
Cal. Logan, is is said, says that he is lid. The men nre tonight in jail here selling at both stores in Laurons.
SOUTH CAROLINA'S COLLIEGE O1F ENGINEERING AND AG RICUJLTURE1
W. M. RIGGS, President
1671 ACRES OF LVND . V L E PLAN I' OERt $2,1400,000.00. ENI1IOLLM3E-NT 1919.,L29 1011. OPE."R
hill) UND1)11 5 iICT MILITARY I)ISCIPJ,i NE.
J)EORIEE COURSES VALUE OF A TECKNICiL, S8iIOLAiISII11p5 AND) EXAJi.
Agricumlture, (Seven Majors) E RUCATI - n NATIONS
chmisetr. A technical education i the best The collee maintains one hun
Insurance against hare times. In (ire and seventy four-yea scholar
Cal ca Log n, i ci srin saidiy say that heua is
Civil ngineering, Ian can dps in the Agricultural and Tex
eestate of $50,000. For tne untraCneo tile Cors cc i
ec lEnigineering. are thle )OSItions of )ovty and ob- ean $ f00 t huhell) ity cxi)hs e
Textile Industry. scurity. and $160 for tuition a)portioned
Tadustrial Edducation. TimTes are hard in South Caro- qually over the iour years.
General Science. lijia, buIt the cost of an education Also fifty-two schiolarships In
SIIR'' CURESat Clemson 'College is comparative- the One Year Agricultural Course,
SHORTCOUIC'E.Sly low.- .3uflcientiy low to he 1with- these scholarshivs ape -worth $100
Agilcultural. in thie reach of aly, ambitious and tulitionl of $-10. The scholar
Textile Industry, young man In South'Carolina. ship'i mu1st be wvon by Competitive
Pro-Mudical. Scholarshipsd free tuition and the examinations which are held by
i)aylnent by the United States Goy- each County Sbperintendent of Ed
SUMMER SCHOOL emnent to I. 0. T. C. students, ucation on July 8th. It is vorth
71AuRES 3-Jl 23 still further reduce the cost. yor while to try for one of these
Agricultural Teachers. 1o not allow the financial dliMo- scholarships.
Cotton GIraders. cuities to keep) you fromn entering Credit for examinations p)assed
C3ollege Mlake-upl) college this fall to oriepare' your- at the county seat wvill be given to
Removal of E-ntrance Conditions, self for the oppIortu n ities that lie those who are not applying for
Agricultural Club E n s. aenadg scholarships but for entrance.
Xt 0. T1. C.-Cleinson -is a member of the senior division of the -Reiierve Qiflers Training Corps. All
It. 0. . C. studets receive financial assistance from the Fderal overnment, this reaching about
$200 er year during the Jior and scnier classes.
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