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NEW YORK CITY
ASKS NEW TRIAL
Alleged New Evidence Presented to
Vourt. In Form of Letters.
Florence, .une 5.-In the court of
general sessions bere today A. L. King
attorney for .0dinund 1). iligham, gav
notice of an appeal for a new tria
on the ground of alleged after-dis
covered evidence. Jurge S. 'W. G
Shipp set Friday to hear the motion
The after-discovered evidence is it
the shaie of letters alleged to have.
been written by L. S. Bigham to li
brother, Ndnund, while the latter was
in Georgia, and it is contended by the
defense they will tend to show thal
Smiley Bigham killed his mother and
sister and the latter's two childrer
and then himself, the killing of Smiley
Bigham being the crime for which
1Idmund has been convicted and sen
tenced to death.
Formal notice was given .by the de
fense this morning to L. M. Gasque
solicitor of the court of the approach
ing contest. At the same time, the de
fense files with him a copy of the let
ters, affidavits and other data, whici
will be offered to the court. as after
discovered evidence. 'Mendel IL
Smith of Camden is expected to assisi
the defense in arguing the motion foi
a new trial.
Chief among the letters, all of which
are contended by the defense to have
been written by Smiley at Pamiplict
to '(110d1un ind fit'south Georgia, is the
".Mother and Maggie hlad the tav<
Fignevd deeds that had disap~peared III
their possession. Causing trouble
seemlis to be their pleasure. They tool
the m1oney that the post office de
partmient has me 11charged with and
were the cause of Cleveland running
off, and I hiad to pay t.he bond. Foi
years I have lad to leave home and
pay board to be in rpeace to make my
calculations and plans.
"They poisoned father and tried tc
poison Leatha's child after -her deatli
when I found them with tile deeds.
decided to kill the last oneof then
and leave no one to tell the tale.
"I am writing this to explain why
(lid this act. You will nevor see 1m1
again alive." Signed % 8. igliam.
This letter 1. one of a series whici
it is alleged nwere written during th(
summer and the early fall of 1920 lead
Ing up to the return of 0dnund tt
Pamplico in the fall of that year. Thi.
varticular letter does not bear- any
(late though all the others -bear date:
through June, .1lly and August, pos
sibly some of theml being inl September
Also, all of them are tpIe-written an
signed in nk.
At the same timl1e, the defelse is of
fering a numuber of alfidavits, whiel
would tend to substantiate the letters
and the statements contained in them
Some of these atidavits relate to tlit
genInl~enless of the signature.
FOUlR KILLED) AT
Tlwo Yonng Womienl anid Tlwo) YouI
31en IDle Whten Carolina Specla
('rashes Into Auto at Union.
Union, Junie 4.-F4our people wver
killed anld two other's ipossibly fatalil
inIjuIred Saturiday a ft einooni wvhc
southbound Carolina Special struci
an automobile hlalf a m~ie above thit
city limits. Two others are po0ssil
fatally in1jure'd. Of tile dead two art
yOunlg menCI andi tiwo yong womlen, Inl
ages ranging from 19 to 23 years.
The dead are: Jamles Vaughn, B. J1
V'aughn, Miiss Laura Austin anc
Mliss 31inniie Austin.
.John McKeown and Ben Aito-Wit
lock arc in the Union hlospital an.
are thought to be fatally injured.
James Vaughn wvas killed outrighlt
Laura Austin (lied on the way t
thle ho~i'titai. .B. J. Vaughn died im
mediately after being .taken into thl
hospital arnd Minnie Austin lived foll
hour's after being taken to the hos
The tragediy was where a communi
ty road crossed tile railroad. At thi
point the track extends from 200 t,
300 yards in a stralght line.
7l'he engine struck the auitomiobih
sugairely and piled it in a tangle.
mass' by-. the side of the road. Two c
tIA occuglantg were pinned to the ie
comotivo. by parts of the automobil
and were fastened to the pilot whei
the train was brought to a stop.
One o. the platients at the hospita
hlas a fracture of the skull, and th
other is sttffering from internal in
juries' Physicians entertain 1itth
hope for the recovery of either one.
- Surgeons ca-ore rushed to the scen.
of the .tragedysand rendered all pos
siblie at#l to;the, Injured. A grea
crowd of ceppeyisited 'the scene tre
mediately after the wreck,
-Helium Atems Friom I ad1im.
A grazn of ra4ltam oEintonusly
ends off helium R*
.%Iplb petie~f *4 $d
VIOLENT STORM S
Torrential Rains, Lglitning and 88
Mile uaie Take rol )f Over 50
Known Dead and 100 Injured. Ites
cuers Searehing Waters of New
York for Further Victims.
New York, June 1'l.-A violent storm
accompanied by shifting winds that
reached a velocity of 88 miles an hour,
took the lives of more than 60 per
sons, injured more than 100 and
atised ,norious property damlage in
the metropolitanl section late today.
korty peisons were reported to have
ilost tpeir lives while boating in Long
Island lounid, and many persons were
kiljeg 'by falling trees, lightning and
acelIents caused by the wind. Ten
bodies of the drowned havo been re
covered and the waters about New
York.are being searched tonight for :0
k 1A The 9torn came at the close of one
;of themost torrid days of the season.
Tho wind, coming gently from the
south and southwest, shifted suddenly
in the northwest and -increased in ve
locity. to eighty-eight miles, and sweep
ing through New Jersey. West Chester
county, across the City Island, The
Bronx andi Manhattan, left death and
(est ructfon in its wake.
Torrential rain's, then fightni ng,
followed the wind. Ilundreds of
thousands of New Yorkers were on
the beaches and the various outlying
resorts seeking relief from the heat,
*whent the storim broke, and it was
from these that the stormn took its
Six ''etrsons were killed and itiore
thanl forty hurt when -the wind
c(aught a huge ferris wheel at tile
(Ilason Point amnusemeint park and
it crashed to the ground.
A woman and lier seven year Old
daughter were crushed to death andI
several other persons injured when
an oak tree blown hy tile wind crash
ed through the roof of the crowded
dining room of the Red Ilon inn, on
hloston Post road, carrying -with it an
old-fashioneid stone chimney.
The bodies of seven canoeists
caught in LAg Islan1d Sound off City
Island at the height of the storm .were
washed ashore after nightfall.
Miss M dna Smith, 1-', walking
with a companion along the reservoir
road at Ossining was blown into the
water and drowned.
Charles Emerson, New Rochelle
clothing manufacturer, was rowing in
E'cho Bay with -his wife and three
children when the storm broke. lie
managed to row to shore, then died
from a heart attack.
A tree fell across a party of
motorists seeking sheher on the
Hlrookville road. near IAelnust ValIley,
I'lmg Island. killing iHarry IHalloran,
of Oyster Lay, and -riously injur
ing his three tmale Comi!ons.
Unable to reach .shore In the stiff
win(, Jack Iowneinbal, 20, was
drownied while .swiuming inl l'ast
Concenitti lIasiaD?.' utoi his ten year
(ohi son,. Athtotiy, of Mount Vernon,
v:cire killed wvhen a ti-ce undtter wvhich
''cy I ad found shelf--*i in The lironx
was struick by 1lightning.
Two( men were killed in Newark, N.
.1., when they camne in contact av ith
electie w ire torn down by the winnd.
A massiv'e, decayed tiree .on the New
Yor'k-West Chester county line at
Mount Vernon fell, crushing 'to death
Mr-s. Cassie Cavallo andI her' infant
M. 0. Er'skine of' a party of ea
noeists in Reh bay was drowned.
SThree others, members of the par-ty,
swam to shore after the canoe caps
~,Ten excursionists on the fer'ry boat
Mildegradl, retur-ning from Interstate
'Park, N. J., to WVest 158th street, were
~ njured wvhen the 'wind tore a life boat
fr-onm its davies. In falling the boat
struck the railing of the lower deock
at a spot wvhet-e arbout a dozen pas
senigers had gathered for shelter, then
it sild int'o t'he'river and disappeared.
Sidney Jacob, 14, was badly hurt and
was take'n to 'a hospital. Others in
jured were able to go'to their homes.
Extensive ieroperty damnage firom
wind and lightning was reported from
all boodedde o'the city; and outlying
district&- : , .
Central &#rk suffered t'eavily, doz
ens of treek'haviga beest uprooted aia
hurled across the I::'-Ivways -hi)oc:'.
utomobi- 'traffo. --.
'Lightning struck a Br-ooklyn tirol
hey ear,,and h'anf a der- et -
*were htbined'ii~u a to t'.o flo:.
Lightning also struck a barn in
tra'hing and'ten'horses Were burned
o death. --
Coney Isalnd, where a throng of
50.000 had gathered including 100,
he , otnately -received onlfy
th bfusogh't'thee tesort w#a
en -hen t~te *startled crowd.
SERVE ONE TEAR
Draws Tkis Sentence for the Larceny
After Trust of $168,475.
Macon, Ga., ?Jiune 9.-After beiig
out three hours and a half, a jury in
Ilibb county surperior court late this
afternoon returned a verdict of guilty
of larceny after trust against Richard
IF. Williugham, former Macon capi
talist and cotton factor. The jury
recommended punishment of from one
to two yeas! Judge HI. A. Mat-hews,
before wlwu the case was tiled, limi
mediatelf sentenced Willingham to
serve twelve months at the state farm.
The court room was filled with
people -when the jury reported, but
there was no ,scene. The jury was
polled, each juror announcing the
verdict as read by the clerk, correct.
Motion for a new trial was filed
inuiediately, hearing being set for
July 29. Willinghani was released
under bond of $2,000. lie also is un
der $.130,000 bond covering thirteen
other indictments in connectio' with
his gigantic failure in August, 1920.
The indictment under which -Wil
linghain was convicted accused him
of diverting to his own use money col
lected .by the Willingham warehouse,
of which li- e was president, for the
organization of tihe ShIppers Con
press Comnpany, the amount named .be
ADM llIA.L, MeGOWAN ATTENDS
MEETING IN CLUMBIA
Mc10owan Fanily Publication Commit
tee Meets to Consider Reied Edi
tion of "History of McGowan's 1r
Rear Admiral Samuel McGoawnn, U7.
S. N., retired, caie down to Columbia
last Wednesday from Washington to
attend an executive session of -the Mc
Gowan family publication committee,
in regard to the issuance of a revised
edition of the "hlistory of McGowan's
Brigade," of which Maj. J. F. J. 'Cald
well, of Newberry, is the author.
Otheri members of the committee
present were Prof. Yates Snowden, of
the UIniversity of South Carolinn, and
James G. hlolmes, of Columbia. The
new edition of the history of this fa
mous old brigade is completed and
will 'be out in the near fature. accord
ing to an announcement recently made
Beyond the Pale.
It is plain that there are books
which are not fit subjerts for criti.
eism, which do not rise into the field
of artistic being, quite irrespective of
thie number of editions through which
they have passed.-Jules Lemaitre.
Minter Co.'s Barn
of this week. All me
Look over this list
not advertised. Corn
10Oc Value; Sc Yd.
A few hundred yards of G
sirPie and' 11( solid colors, .suitaI)l
40 Inch Voile
ol ill *Ends-ext ra qualtity,
- we value
1 8e value, pink and white,
Special 10c Yd
- One lot fancy Voiles, forme
to 50e, solidl colors, stripes an
One lot. solid colored Tine
e S4uitings. A very .desirable
Jumper Dresses. 35c value.
Formprly sold for 50~e, 75n
Plaida, stripes and solid grey.
Extra Speclkl 19
LAURENS DEFEATS FT. iNN.
In an eleven inning game, featured
'by as many tight places, star plays
and excellent 'pitching as could be
put into one .game, Laurens defeated
Fountain Inn by a score of 4 to 3
last Wednesday afternoon on the lo
The esore was tied to three runs In
the third 1nning, after which each
team 'held the other dow'n,' -both re
mnaining scoreless until the eleventh
when 1ill, star leftnielder aid bats
man for Laurens, batted out for a
Texas iLeaguer with two men on bases.
The real feature of the game was In
the first half of the eleventh when
the hurling of Bobo prevented the
visitors from scoring with men on sec
ond and third with none out. Bobo,
pitching for Laurens, fanned 9 men
while Ezell struck out two.
H J :E
IFountain Inn .. .. .. .. ..3 6 2
Laurens .......... ..4 1t 3
Bkatteries: Ezell and Kellett, for
fountain 'Inn; Bobo and Oulbertosn,
iBoth teams expect to meet again
today at Fountain fifi and another
good game is expected.
You thought th
while it is only
puzzle on anol
"stung"' even if
worth your tim
the fun and plei
But someone is
FRIDAY AND SA
ain Department speciall
~rchandise grouped and a
~nd if what you want is
e Thursday, Fridaiy and
15e to 20c values.
inghamns in and white withi fanc;
for aprons Special 12 1
36 inlches wvide. Li1
terns and ,kirt Str
white only, End. Special
32inch :White iRifi
32-inch colors, blue, tan Arie
rly sold up - 7Just ]1'fe.t61 a
d floral de- last
n *Minidhed IO rft hri
fabrie for chance.
Ie ' .MMen's Balbrim i
and $1.00. Drawers, sizes 30to
$1.09 to *14.' Syo
3 pe r
The follewing named are reminded
that they have checks uncalled for:
'Mary L. Lawson.
'Mary A. Jones.
J.. P. OAiLDWEJL,
In 10,000 Examine
From the Me
The Eyesight Conservation Cou
,made public the results of a cai
trial and commercial- workers ac
ly in glood condition -of whom i
slon uncorrected. It was found
of inefficiency and- -earelessness
Imperfect vision. The report urg
school children to be examined,
ages of 21 and 39 years should
as was done in the case of the
. W. H. HOUG
is was the advertisement
to call your attention to
:her page of this issue.
you don't win a prize in
e from an educational sta
ksure you get out of it.
going to win it. Why.can
rURDAY, JUNE 15
*y arranged for Thursday
pecially priced to make
not advertised call for i
n~ Scrim La
'Eeru, cream, white, One lot
r 'borders. ISpecial and( mfilitar
ds. for $1.00 #2.00 value
gift ground Dress Pat
pes. 20e value. Mill
Sizes 31 t
(de. for 99c lerial--khat
, Mill lnds solid..
graf; AaV' 2|eJ of
for 89c -a '. ertitched
Spgeads ,. *
rcir $2O ai
~and E'lastic Seapi IBoys' lig
.34, formerly Bold for of good gli
3jal sold wp to
Wifey (showing new bonnet to hub.
by)-The milliner thought that flow
ers were the inost becoming to me
and I have always adored feathere,
so we' finally compromised by 1,utting
on some fruit.
A Calico War.
One of the first Indian wars in. the
history. of early Kansas Is said to
have originated because an agent sold
some Indians a piece of calico with
the stripes running the 9vrong way.
d 53 Per Cent Had
ell of Americ. 'vxs recently
-eful ezaminatip- 100 indus
Alve in their %, ! iw.i .upposed
3 per cent. r' .! defctive vi-.
that many er, av - accused
when 'it- Is entil a 2atter of
% that just as it wer msary for
so every individi-' ho ween the
iave the ocular siti,! ascertained,
to See Well"
of some apiary,
the "Bee Hive"
You won't get
this game. It's
ndpoint and for
t it be you?
16 AND 17
Friday and Saturday
your choosing easy.'
t; scores of bargains
dies White Oxfords
rdf Ladiesi' White Ox'fords, low
y .heels; all sies 4 to 8 ; regular
loys' Wash Suits
r 7, made of good quality ma
<4 and white.
extra good quality Denim, doui
and, sold, for hard wear.
en'e IHarest Hat..
. afew ye thes ~eft, While
ht colored Summer suits, made
aliy Col Clth ndformerly
$12.50 ; sizes 10 to 17.'