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CCOLMICK 0OUWPY NEGRO
LYNCHEID ItT POSSE
Negro Charged With Assault on White
Woman Saturday Identified by Vie
ti, Forced to Climib Tree and Shot
McCormick, June 19. - Herbert
Quarles, a negro, charged with crim
inal assault upon a -white woman of
this county, was lynebed by a posse
of citizens one mile west of 'Plum
Branch this afternoon at 4 O'clock fol
lowing his capture one hour earlier
fifteen miles from the place where lie
coml"itted the crime. After his cap
turt the negro was identitled by the
victim and himself admitted having
commltted the crime. W'hen asked for
a statement before he was forced to
clImb , tree where 'his 'body was rid
(lied with bullets, Quarles gave no rea
son for the deed, but sa-id:
"Tell all the colored people that this
is the wrong thing and tell them to
-try and he better people and never try
the deed I tried."
After being identified by his victim
and a-fter nalcing a full confession,
Quarles was taken to a point within
the Robinson grave yard, near Plum
Branch, in the clump of woods where
the deed was committel, just 1(0
yards from his home and about 200
yards from the home of his victim.
With a IPlow line around his neck and
trace chain around his body he was
directed to climb a cedar tree. With
the same degree of coolness with
which he maY have gone about climb
ing for an oppossum, he broke the
-linibs and climbed the tree about fif
teen feet. Whlmen "e had reached this
distance some one went up a.d
chained hIm to the tree. WIIhen Il
was in readiness a volley of probably
5,000 shots .was fired, many of them
taking effect in the negro's body which
was left riddled with bullets It
dangling loosely to the tree.
''he posse began its search for
Quarles on Saturday morning only a
bort while after his attack on the
White woman. The hunt was kept up
all day' Saturday and through Stur
dy 4igh0t and Sunday until the negro
- MUMNS~ IlIit'(Q CO.
Read how Mrs. Albert
Gregory, of R. I. D. No.
1, liluford, ill., got rid of
hier ills. "During . . . I
Swas awfully weak. ..
My pains were terrific. I
hogtI would die, The ~
barmng-down pains were
- actually so severc I could
* *not stand the prcssure of
my hands on thme lower
Upa rt of my stomach...
Is simply felt as if life was
for out a short time. My "
husband was worried...
*One evening, wvhile read
ing the Ilirthday Alma
* nac, he came across a
* case similar to minte, and
Swent straight for some
Cardui for tme to try.
The Woman's Tonic
S"I took it faithfully and
the results were immiedi
ate," adds Mrs. Gregory.
i'"I continued to get bet.
ter, all my Ills left me,
Sand I went through . .,
with no further trouble.
My baby wvas fat and
God-am once more hale
and hearty, can walk
**miles, do my work,
Uthuotch 44 years old, feel
* like a new person. All I
many years Cardul has
been found helpful In
buIldIng up the system
Uwhen run down by dis-.
orders peculiar to women.
was found hiding under some brush
about fifteen miles from the place
where he committed the cilme. The
Posse increased as the search con
tinued and when the negro was cap
tured it numbered approximately two
thousand men. Citizens of Green
wood, Edgofteld, Aiken, Abbeville and
Newberry counties and Lincoln coun
ty, Georgia, Joined men of McCormick
county in the hunt.
iWhen the party which found
Quarles was In about ten feet of him
the negro jumpied out of the brush,
holding h-Is hands up to indicate that
he had given ip. Hundreds of shots
were fired into the air by the party
as an alarm that the negro had been
found and the news spread faster
than t-he local telephone comipanyp
could get it through the cotntry andI
the posse soon gathered on the scene.
From the spot where he was found,
Quarles was taken to the lonie of his
vicitim, though there was no doubt on
the part of the men w ho found him
-that he was the negro who had com
imitted the crime. The crowd was per
fectly cool and orderly and immed!
ately agreed to take the negro to the
woman's home to bc identified. After
he had been idntilld Quarles was taken
to the Robinson graveyard where he
was forced to pay the penalty of the
crime to which he confessed and
against which he warned other mem
lbers of his race.
This is the first lynching that has
ever occurred in McCormick county
andI although the regular June term
of the court of General Sessions for
icCor'm ick county commences hero
on tomorrow, the al))eal of the oMeers
and those who do not favor lynchings
fell on deaf ears, as the quiet, undem
onstrative assemblage of men went
about their work. In fact, not more
than half the number in the hunt were
present when the negro was put to
death. Those in charge of the negro
who had taken him from the town of
'Plum Branch to the home of the vie
tim to be identified had stated that
they would return to the town before
going ahout the work of lynching him.
This statement was relied upon by sev
eral hundred who remained in the
town of Pimi Branch awaiting the re
turn of the men with the culprit, when
:-I of a sudden a vollely of shots rang
out and r:verybody made a rush for
the scene, the crowd who were ' res
ent having left by other and various
roads before those waiting in the
town could reach the rcene,
A nunber of those who MW io ob
tain such as sotivnilrs o'htained them
from the body daliglin from the tree
by mneans of tile trace c hain w hich
had 'heen placed a bout his body. Some I
clit iniger, s e tot's froil the ne
gro's body, and others littois o)fr his
As a ru le tle colored people of Mc
Cormick coun y ae :olite and c hlig
iing land (itite a ni1uber took part inI
the search for the negro, althbough thle
fat her-il-law of tie negro wa- sullen
and abuisive wheni partliies approacheud
toi little as he waS seoon shiowni im it
would not. hue tolerat ed. TFh're is no
feeling whatever bet ween the white'
and1( colored lopl anid ceery one
seems to feel satisfied since one w ho
Veotud ioiniti suhaoi)(Ine! haV be
remoived fru~ta theY'' iomannity
Tl lt) .lit0iTtltt 3 i I ill l: a
I aie el nion byt-n ni /
N 'r e men, .1- I. ~ i
fuorig tfo tie purpoVe a; :1 y
w ith e s h e iff as to.0 i he .~ uu : ot
drivin of atom-- i ntttyhs 'i'h iotoi-m
'les rsut o thr conference wa's iba
tetnegaio byuntiianulyoiiac br. e
the shriuf~ 't ppit tol .nbl :.iona
tdepnwu jtties talso authoied h pur-c
afternoo buiy Chairman~ ioulwar et-f
vice. The sheriff wyill matk e the api
itimen ts as 800oon i as het an.
Th'e sheriff antd htis de(:uties have
beenl jitilinig speedcrs, andt it is ho'4.(
thatt theu futhter *'nfore'rnwtnt '.f the
iaw by the mtoto reyeile of(1leers n ill
matke automobu~ile dr~iing on) the highI
Sher' ill lt0:u8 se h~5ie will endleavor
to app~otint fromi amtongst lihe first ap
olicanits, if theyv satisfy himt as to their
ability to) opera':te a miotoreyele atid
kiE0i:ig of samieo ini propier ((ondition lit
all times, tor(ete with t' he d aitlea
1:ions s;.eesary to moakintg :ia oiliceri.
.No WVorms In a Healthy Child
All chIldren trouhled wIth Worms haive an tin
healthy color, wh leh Indicates poor hiod, ad as a
rule, thuere la more or I es sbomnachi distu'rbance.
GROVE'S TASTELESS ChIlLL TONIC siven regu
larly for two or three weeks'. will enrIch the blood,
Improve thed(igest Ion. and act nsa ageneral Strength
ening Tonlo to the whole avstem. Nature will then
throw offeor dIspel the worme, and theChlld willhe
ia perfect heullth. Pleasant to take. 60c ger buol.
DRY FORCES PLANNED
Senalors le1kve VPlan Proposed by
ProhibItIon Enforcement Officials
Would Tighten Lid on Liquor.
Washington, June 17.--Prohibtlon
enforcenent officials 'have comiveted
a program from the reorganization of
the federal enforcing units and re
vision of enforcement methods. The
suggested changes, which include abol
ishment of about half of the super
visory jobs and establishment of a
system of state directors to be held
wholly responsible for enforcement
and adninistrative work, were sub
mitted today 'by Prohibition Commis
sioner Haynes to -Chairman Penrose,
an(] Senator Watson, Itopublican, In
diana, of the senate finance committee.
Senators who studied the plans de
clared the changes would tighten the
lid on liquor and would result in a
saving in the money cost of eforcing
the Volstead act. Mr. Haynes and
Commissioner Blair of the bureau of
internal revenue, who had approved
the program, explained to the senators
We have ta
I placed a vei
Men's Tan and I
lish and Brogue f
Men. Tan ar
Kid in conserva
Men's ran Engi:
* styles as well as
Gun Metal in be
All of this lot w<
* last year and co
styles and for
$10.00 to $12
5 1-2 to 11.
Laurens. S. C.
To Holders of
We have a profitable working plan to offer you. Write
for letter C 50 without obligation on your part.
ROSE & SON
24 Stone St. New York
THREE GOOD MECHANICS
AND TWO GOOD HELPERS
I am doing the repair business now.
Come in and see the boys work.
HENRY COUNTS' GARAGE
stock of Men's Low Cut
rito thruee special lots and
i them to close them out.
double these prices for
a a few months ago.
fore your size is gone.
uirens and Greenwood.
Greenwood. S. C.
that they had sought to eliminate "red
tape" and .make the enforcement corps
more responsive to its various duties.
Mr. Haynes said it had been "clear
ly demonstrated after a thorough
trial," that the present plan of organ
ization of the field force should be
abandoned. le wantedl he said, a cen
tralized authority, coordination in the
handling of Permissive and enforce
ment features and elimination of un
certainty, friction and confusion as a
result of present methods.
In addition to the creation of a sin
gle enforcement and administrative
unit for each of the ;tates, .\r. Ilaynes
pro,,oged abolishment of the offices of
su Pervising federal prohibition agents,
elimination of prohibition inspectors
and the designation of all enforcing
and administrative offices under the
state directors to "logical and accessi
ble" locations creation of a mobile field
force organized to operate directly un
der the federal commissioner, and the
consOl(intion of all records to avoid
duplication and, at the same time, to
provide a closer check on leaks which
may be sprung in the liiuor supply.
Lken our entire
divided them ii
ey low price or
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Ad Black Vici
tive shapes for
ish and Blucher
Black Vici and
are carried from
nsists of a gen
of leathers and
merly sold at
a pair. Sizes
>uld have paid
ne grade shoe:
our selection be