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TO LEAVE PRIlON A
Saws Dars fron Cell Window at ei
fentlary. Was lheady t. go. [
Columbin, May 2'.--Jack Davis, onet
of the men w.ho filgured conepicuously
in the recent mutiny at the peniten
tiary, was caught by prisdn guiards ear
ly yesterday mornning just as lie was
mbout to escape. Davis had sawn both
the inner and outgr bars frot his cell
window and wo have been out with
in another m e, prison ollcia)s be
ieve, had he I been discovered.
Guard ANW'hite I)assed the main cell
building at 4 o'clock and 'heard a noiso
fmin the third tier, where Davis was
located. le 'investigated and found
ali the ibars had been sawed in to. Other
officials were called in and tD'avis was
removed to another place, where he is
"cool 'tng off". The prisoner also wore
SLackles and these had been removed
by Imean.s of hack saws.
Several hack saws were foutnd in the
cell after a close examination. Davis
at first claiming that he had used a
apring frot his shoe to do the' work.
Tbe saws were found in one of the
buik posts. A long knife, a pair of
plicts and several other instrunents
were found in the coll.
Davis, when (Ilcstioneld closely by
Capt. Clay C. Roberts, adinitted lie
haW ben working on the "job" for
twvo or three weeks. lie offered an
oxwllnation as to ite intuner in which
he get the saws, but Captain Roberts
was not satisfied w0i this explala
tion. an(1 Is coniltCtinlg an inuvestiga
Davis had a civilian suit in his cell
atnd was preparing to leave In this
garbi. Two weeks ago when the pris
one rs tuiuinied they gave as their cx
euse tle fact that their cilivian clothes
were heig remioved fronm the cells.
During the mu tiny, when 14 prison
er were shot, l)avis was hit overI it
heoad 'fter the Ilot had ben <In (elled.
ll1 a)u'te( oile:-s in' the riot and
%, fI.crwards. Prison olleials say ')avis
is a "tough bird". He was sent to the
poniontiary from 1liehland county,
'having '.iien on 'tvicetd of r'obbint ihe
residence ) D). T. T..\loor', It. Ie
is song a sente nce of Il years.
In .poaking of the nttempt of Davi
to e cape. Captain ltoberfts called at
ntt0ion to the desperate class of 111n
in Ihe 1rison. The shiftless, hatrdened
-1o1 el are hard to handle, U'Cptain
It'olherkts said, and the penitentiary
'now1 has a itlarge num1titber' of men of
this (la1ss. Caiitaitn Roberts saitd that
the orlson gulard foreo was not ade
quate and1( that mlore m11,n Were needed.
ed the shoj
is very con
ed to keep
half its rea
It is wi
a debt of
Io is very much in nopes. that, be leg- i
slature w-ili provide for additiont2
;uards next year. "It's an easy mat
er .to stay on the outside and say F]
vhat should .be done, .but its entirely
lifferent to be on the inside handling
100 man, some of them the worst crim- a
nabl in the country," 'he asid. Only 0
recently a search of tjhe prison cells hi
brought to light a large number of 1
knives, blackjacks, rocks and other h
material not supposed to be in the J
FATHEI 01F GIEL
Negro is 14hbt Dead, Mob Drags lody
, Then Y., ..ns It.
W-aco, Texas, Alay 26.-A 23 year ola
negro was killed here late today by
the father of a young wvhite woman,
victim of an attadk Thursday night, t
whon she identified the negro as her
assailant. Seven shots -were fired into
the negro's body at the home of the
girl's father, and the head was then
beaten in by clubs.
IThe negro was apprehended on
the public square this afternoon by
1i. '1. L McClure, a telegraph operator,
who took him to the home of the girl.
When the negrd entered the room the
girl screamed that it was ie who at
The father then *seized a ipistol and
;began firing. A crowd stormed the
undertaking parlor. .where the body
was taken, dragged the corpse behind
a truck through the streets and burned
it oil the public square.
Aftetiward the body was tied to a
truck and dragged through the negro
section, followed by the crowd. Manyl
motor cars were dashing in and out
of the negro district a few minutes af
ter the killing became known.
' 'onight the city was In an excit
;bie m(ood and at the re(juest of local
authornitles a detachliuen t or stale
laingers Was Selt here by state oilicials.
31CeAM0 ENTElRS RACE
FOR GO1VERNOR'S 011AIlt
Blhshopville, May 27.-'-Thoimas (.
icI tod of thi nWaco said this after
1oon that he w%,iII be iII the race thi.
summe111r for, ifoverno1cr. Recenitly no.
ero1:_;. retnests h'ave been nmde of \h.
Cl1cIeod that he offer for the oflice and
It Is in Ires nsil e to thes!;e reu(llIets that
hie enters; the coitest.
Mr. AleLeod i. well kInlown through.
out 'lhe state. lie was lieltelant gov
ornor and ias had extensive legisla
tive experienCecC. lie is an able stullip
lspeikier and will make an aggressive
>efore in the hisi
sping public as t
clusive, for this
day morning at
the store from 1
not goig to m~
ri will you have
1 worth-mand th4
ith deep gratitude fo
responded to ibis sal
of LareBS ad vici1
bianks so agair say
OFFORI STUDIKAT . r
JROWNS IN LAKE is
reslinan Class Meniber Dies In Bath" w
Ing. Natjive of Imniton.
Opartanburg, May 26.-D. B. Rhodes, DI
student at Woflord college, member
the -freshman class and substitute
ltfback. on last year's football team, '0
as drowned at Cleveland Park lake
ore this afternoon. He was a son of
. E. Rhbdes of Estill, Hampton coun-,
r, and 'before coming to Wofford was 1
student at the Carlisle Fitting school 4
t Banmberg. .t
:Rhodes with his roommate and a t
arty of Wofford students went to the v
ark immediately after dinner today 1
nd one after another dived -into the E
ake from a concrete bridge to swim i
tcross to the diving tower. When -he
iad gone half 'the distance he was seen
o throw up both hands and sink but
'or the moment 'his companions gave
ils disappearance no consideration,
.hinklig he haud dived. ils body nevcr
mite to the surface again until it was
rccovered 20 minutes later by the use
f grappling hooks. Physiciansewere
-alled and for two hours restoratives
were administered but without result.
The college authorities notifled his
p)arents and the body is to be taken to
INstill tomorrow, where the funeral will
The young man was 20 years old.
When -a student at Carlisle he received
it medal for proficiency in his studies.
He was intending later to study medl
SIX Wi11T E MEN
IN DEATl lHOUSE
Firtit Time in liistory of Penitentiary.
Five From City of Columbin.
Cortumbia, iMay 27.-4for the first
tme sluce electrocution was estab
lished as, tie legal method of execu
tion in South Carolina the death .house
at the penitentiary is filled with white
men. At no time since 1912, whoien
elcfkOtroVIltiOn Wa13 ('Stablishied in the
place of hanging, ha the death house'
bICen ocelied exclusively by whito 111011
until lihe preseit tnie, according to
Capt. C. C. itohet t, head of tIhe pen
itentiary guard. -
In the death lihouse are C. 0. Fox.
.Jesse Gappiuls, S. J. Kirby, E.(11dun
Bigh:m in, 1ria Har-risoin and Fran k f.;
Jel'ords. Fox, Gappins and Kirby are
under death sentence for Jhme iG;.
while Iliarrison and Jeffords axe to (lie
.Juntle 13, unless appeals are taken
from the circuit court sentences.
Yesterday a minister visited Harri
son and after reading several passages
tory of merchar
he Switzer Conr
store has beenj
9 o'clock. Orth
Lbeing taxed bey
mtion aniy price
mnch an opporty.
are are lots of g
r the Switzer Co., ai
e,~ and I am proud t
ity. For teir intei
TI k You.
)m the 8ible Harrison told the min- rc
ter that he was more -interested in -M
asages dealing wit-h repentance than c.
itih any other sections. I
AN S(00TS TO DEATJ a
MOTIEIllt OF FORMER WIFE d
lais Woman Attaoked iln With a
Stick lhten lie &6ught to Visit IllS
Young Son at ler IHome.
Meridian, Miss., May 28.-Evan WiIl- C
aurs, of Crystal Springs, Miss., shot
ad instantly killed 'Mrs. Xlora Creel,
i mother of his former Ivife, here
)day, according to offileers who in
ostigated the case. Williams is re
orted to have claimed that the woman
ttacked him with a stick wheni he
ought to visit his young son at her
'Williams fired five shots from an
Lutomatic at close range, each bul
et taking effect, -Mrs. Creel falling
lead on the front porch of her
'Williams'j1 statellen-t to the officers
vho arrested him was that he had
!onie to sc his little three year old
son, who is in the possession of his di
'orced wife, Mirs. 'Lula Williams, who
resides with her mother, and that
Ahile lie was seated in the swing on
0he front porch of the Creel home talk
lug to his former wife and the little
boy, his mother-in-law came from the
rear of the house with a stick in her
hand, as she approached in a threat
ening manner, he said .he drew his
pistol and began firing.
Williams also stated, according to
the o0eie: :3, th-at 1I1s mothor-in-law
caused lhe . :eparation of himself and
wrife ':O1t ai Year ago.
Mar' C i ehool (losed
lcanti ', \lay 25.-Our school
clos. t!'' : .\lay, in the old fash
ion way. We had n:> graduatig exer
cises 'tsi year; not that vWe had no
tenth grade, for never in the history
of the Glountville school have we sent
forth -bri. or pupils than the tenth
grade of 1922, nam1ly: Alisses Janie
Coatsi and Frances Bryson, and Alessrs.
Roy M.Ailrr Thomas Stlwell, H'ermlanl
SmIth anid Aalahall Bryson. Thesu
six pill have finished the ai1d grade,
and ark, prepared for college (his fall.
\\' are very proud of 0111. telith grade
teu chojis; and trustees. Our trustees
are to he congratl lated oil securing the
s;amne teachers for another year, Alisn
mlinnie Wallace )olng the principal.
The 'pageant entitled America Yes
terday and Today, was most success
fully carried out on thc lawn of Mrs.
J. M. Simmons. The characters rev
dising have suc
>acked every m
ond its capacity
as in this adr-ti
nity as this to b
oodl things left.
M T. C.' SWITZEF
well as myself, per
Shave been able to
eat and patronage i
senting the Indians 'were wondeful- a
las Janie Coats, being the spirit. Then v
tme Miss Fraces Bryson represent- 1
tg the "Spirit of Wilderness" and last il
id most touching came Miss Margaret
1pp with two old Confederate sol- c
lers, who represented "The Spirit of
atriotism". Then came 'Mr. J. -1.
lotes wivth a cross held in his haud,
rhich says, "I am always ready to rep
Dsent Christianity and everything
lat pertains to it."
IW.ith our mayor, C. 'M. Fuller, who
eiresented our town, and the high
No One Jus
in the WorI
Each of us is ju
other people. It
there are always s
of you, especially j
Someone will -say
bill that HAS b(
into your house ar
household cash ar
where are you?
A checkding acco
this. Your cance
cords show where
vaults protect the
Is there any
reason for not -
J. J. ADAMS, Pres.
h real bargains
Sale offers. T
inute 'since the
is the' doors hac
bis is just a rei
'sonally, that the fri
offer the $witzer (
nx the past years, to
chool girls . who sang "Anierlea,"
rrapping Miss Frances Bryson entire
y up in a U, S. flag, brings our school
ageant to a close.
The ipanist was Mrs. J. E. 'Marshall,
Many Wear the Ribbon.
Acording to a curre'it itern, in
FPIance nPIarly 1,000,000 mnen are en
titled to wear the ribbon of the
Leglon 4)f Honor, or1 one In every fifty
inIbitants. Long ago Mark l Twain
satId that "few escape It."-Arkansas
t Like You
At a little different from
cannot Le denied that
eme unprincipk d and un
ready to take advantage
.n business and financial
you neglected to pay a
en paid. Someone slips
d makes 'way with your
d wage earnings. Then,
ant in our bank avoids
lied checks and our re
your money gces. Our
GEO. H. BLAKELY, Cashier
I to be lock
at less than
ends of this
20. stock to
each I owe