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VIOLENT STORM S
'j Torrential Rains, Lightning and 88.
Mile ale 'ake roll of Over 50
Known Dead and 100 Injured. Ies.
cuers Searehing Waters of New
York for Further Victims.
New York, .June 1.-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
caused lfnormous property darmage ini
the metropolit'an section late today.
Por-ty persons were reported to have
lost tbeir lives while boating in Long
Island sound, and many persons were
kil)e4 .by falling trees, lightning and
accidents caused by the wind. Ten
bodies of the drowned have been re
covered and the waters about New
York.are being searched tonight for 30
The ltori came at the close of one
of thenoet torrid days of the season.
The ,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 and Manhattan, left death and
destruction in its wake.
Torrential rains, then :lightning,
followed the wind. Hundreds of
thousands of New Yorkers were on
the beaches and the various outlying
resorts seeking relief from the heat,
.when the storm broke, and it was
from these that the storm took its
Six eersons were killed and more
than forty hurt when 'the wind
caught a huge ferris wheel at the
4lason Point amusement park and
it crashed to the ground.
A woman and her seven year old
daughter were crushed to death and
several other persons injured when
an oak tree blown 'by the wind crash
ed through the roof of the crowded
dining room of the Red lAonl Inn, on
l<, ston Post road, carrying with it an
old-fashioned stone chimney.
The bodies of seven canoeists
caught in Long Island Sound off City
Island at the height of the storm .were
washed ashore after nightfall.
Miss Edna Smith, 17, 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
Echo 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 sheler on the
Brookville road, near 'lIcust Valley,!
Long Island, killing Harry Halloran,
of Oyster Bay, and .iously injur
ing his three male comI. rions.
Unable to reach hoi' in the stiff
wind, Jack Lownen'bal, 20, was
drowned while sw imming in l'ast
C'oncentti Basiam> and huis ten year
old son, Anthony, of .\ount Vernon,
vere killed wvhen a tree undler which
'cy 1 ad found shel*r in The Ilronx
was struck by lightning.
jTwo men wvere killed Ic Newark, N.
J1., when they camne in contact iwith
electric wire torn down b~y tile wvinnd.
A massive, decayed tree on the New
York.AWest Chester county line at
Mount Vernon fell, crushing 'to dleath
Mrs, Cassie Cavallo and her infant
3M. 0, E'rskine of' a party of ca
noeists in Rech bay was drowned.
tThree others, members of the plarty,
Sswam to shore after the canoe cap
Ten excursion-ists on the fer'ry boat
'Mlegrad, returning from Interstate
'Park, N. J., to West l5Sth street, were
injured when the 'wind tore a life boat
from its davies. In- falling the boat
'struck the railing of the lower deck
at a spot (where asbout a dozen pas
sengers .had gathered for shelter, then
it slid into t-he'river'and disappeared.
Sidney Jacob, 14,' was badly hurt and
was tako'n 'to'a hospital. Others in
jured were able to go 'to their homes,
I~xtensive 'tvtopcrty damage from
wind and lightning was reported from
'all borodlk o't'the cityand outlying
Central - &#rk euffored "heavily, doz
ens or treelpihavinig heeji uprootedc a-Ia
hurled across the deve'ways -hioe::M
ILightning struck a Brooklyn trol
ley car,,and h-a'!f a dr"e" 'eu" r,
were 'kt nnef'idti~ij tJ t:10 flod:.
Lightning also struck a barn n
ushing and 'ten '1orss W/ere burned
o death. .
Coney Island, where a throng of
50,000 had gathered including 100,
0 lpr-s, foI'tunstely 'received olify
e oe ofI1 Stornth - eete
s th gignfit'M teeort Wes
en wheitt s ~tartidd crowde
foz .zeI r,
NEW YORK CITY
ASKS NEW TRIAL
Alleged New Evidence Presented to
Court. In Form of Letters.
Florence, June 5.-In the court of
general sessions here today A. L. King,
attorney for dmnund ). Bigham, gave
notice of an appeal for a new trial
on the ground of alleged after-dis
covered evidence. Judige S. W. 0.
Shipp set Friday to hear the motion.
T'hie after-discovered evidence is in
the shaipe of letters alleged to have
been written by 1e. S. 'Bigham to his
brother, F-dmund, while the latter was
in Georgia, and it is contended by the
dofense they iwill tend to show that
Smiley Bigham killed his mother and
sister and the latter's two children
and then himself, the killing of Smiley
Bigham being the crime for which
Idmund 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 diles with him a copy of the let
ters, affidavits and other data, which
will 'be offered to the court as after
discovered evidence. Mendel 'L.
Smith of Camden is expected to assist
the defense in arguing the motion for
a new trial.
Chief among the letters, all of which
are contended 'by the defense to have
been written by Smiley at Pamplico
to -10dmund in -South Georgia, is the
"Mother and Maggie had the two
signed deeds that had disappeared in
their possession. Causing trouble
seems to be their pleasure. They took
the money that the post oflice de
partmilent has me charged With and
were the caiise of Cleveland running
off, and I had to pay the bond. For
years I have had to leave home and
pay board to be in .peace to make my
calculations and plans.
"They poisoned father and tried to
poison Leatha's child after 'her death
when I found theim with the deeds. I
decided to kill the last one of them
and leave no one to tell the tale.
"I am writing this to explain why I
did this act. You will never see me
again alive." Signed "L. S. 'Bigham."
This letter Is one of a series which
it is alleged iwere written during the
summer and the early fall of 1920 lead
ing up to the return of dmiund to
Pamnplico in the fall of that year. This
particular letter does not bear any
date though all the others bear dates
through June, .July and August, pos
ibly some of them being in September.
Also, all of them are typewritten and
signedl in Ink.
At the same time, the defense is of
fering a number of aflidavits, which
would tend to substantiate the letters
and the statements contained in them.
Somie of these affidavits relate to tile
genluineness of thle signiature.
IPOIlt KILLI)D AT
'Ewe "ounlg Women amnd Trwo Young
MUen ille Whmen Carolina Special
Crashes Into Auto at Union.
Union, June 4t.-Four pleIl were
killed and two others~ possibly fatnlly
injured Satuirdlay afternloon when
sou thbound Carolina Special struck
an automobile half a mile a-beve the
city limits. Two others are possibly
ratally injured. Of tile dead two are
younlg mlen and two young wvomen, the
ages ranging from 19 to 25 years.
The deadi are: Jamles Vaughn, 13. .
Vaughn, Miss IAura Austin and
Miss Minnie Austin.
.John 'McKeown and Bien Alto-Whit
lock arc in thle Ui~aon hlospital and
are thought to be -fatally injured.
James Vaughn wvas killed outright,
Laura Austin (lied on thle way to
the homoital. .B.. J. Vaughn died Im
mediately after being .taken into the
hlosiltal and 'Minnie Austin lived four
hours after being taken to the h1os
Thle tragedly was whlere a communi
ty road crossed thle railroad. At this
point the track extends from 200 to
300 yards in a straight line.
/JPhe -engIne struck the automobile
IQuarely and piled It in a tangled
mass~byethe side of the road. Two of
thil 0ecxuldanta were pinned to the lo
comotlive by parts of the automobile
and were .fastened to the .pilot when
he train was brought to a stop.
One of th... patients at the hospital
has a fracture of the skull, and the
>ther Is. .,suffering from, internal in'.
iuries'. Physicians entertain little
iope for the recovery of either one.
.Surgeons nrore rushed to the scene
f the AtragedyA and rendered'- all pos.
ulie -afil to Athe,.injured. -A great
lrowd of pepple--visited the scene itn
nediately after 'the wreck.
HoeIum Atonms From m.
A gram. of raIm ~ Wtougl
qnd off heliumw
0.bijton.a se 1. 4
SERVE ONE YEAR
Draws This Sentence for the Larceny
After Trust of $168,475.
Macon, Ga., !June 9.-,After beiig
out three hours and a half, a jury In '
Bibb county suiperior court late this
afternoon returned a verdict of guilty I
of larceny after trust against Richard '
F. Willingham, former Macon capi- I
talist and cotton factor. The jury
recommended punishment of from one
to two yasrst Judge H.- A. Mat-hews, I
-before wNlv9jn the case was tried, im- I
mediatelf sentenced Willingham to a
serve twelve months at the state farm.
The court room was filled with 1
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
immediately, -hearing being set for <
July 29. Willinghaim was released I
under bond of $2,000. He also is un
der $130,000 bond covering thirteen
oth'er indictments in connectlo' with C
his gigantic failure in August, 1920.
The indictment under which- -Wil
lingham was convicted accused him I
of diverting to his own use money col- 4
lected .by the Willinghan warehouse,
of which- he was president, for the i
organization of tahe Shippers Con- 1
press Company,the amount named be
AD1MIRAL McG(-WAN ATTENDS
MEETING IN COLUMBIA
McGowanl Family Publication Commit
tee Meets to Consider Reised Edi
tion of "History of McGowan's lrl
Rear Admiral Samuel McGowan, U7.
S. N., retired, came down to Columbia
last Wednesday from Washington to
attend an executive session of the Mc
Gowan faminly publication committee,
in regard to the issuance of a revised
edition of the "hIstory of McGowan's
Brigade," of which Maj. J. F. J. Cald
well, of Newberry, Is the author.
Other members of the committee
present were Prof. Yates Snowden, of
the University of South Carolina, and
James 0. 1Holmes, of Columbia. The
new edition of the history of this fa
mous old brigade Is completed and
will -be out in the near future, accord
ing to an announcement recently made
Beyond the Pale.
It is plain that there are books
which are not fit subjects for criti
eism, which do not rise into the field
of artistic being, quite irrespective of
the number of editions through which
they have passed.-Jules Lemaitre.
Minter Co.'s Barg
of this week. All me
Look over this list a
not advertised. Come
10c Value; 5c Yd.
A fewv hundred yards of Oi
strPipes amnd solid color's, .suitab)le
40 Inch Voile
m il~l *Fnds-ext ra quallit y, y
18Se value, pink and white, ,1
Special 10c Yd
-One lot fancy Voiles, former
to 50e, solid colors, stripes ani
One .lot. solid colored Liner
Suitings. A very .desiralble
Jumper .Dresses. 35c value.
Pormniy sold for 50e, 75c
Plaids, stripes and solid grey.
Extra Special 19~
LAURENS DE EATS FT. INN.
In an eleven inning game, featured
y as many tight places, star playE
nd excellent pitching as could ,b
mtt Into one -game, Laurens defeated
Nountain Inn by a score of 4 to
ast Wednesday afternoon on the lo
The esore was tied to three runs Ir
he third inning, after which eaci
eam held the other down,' both re
naining scoreless until the eleventi
vhen (11111, star leftfielder and bats
nan for Laurens, batted out for i
rexas tLeaguer with two men on bases
"le real feature of the game was i
he 'first half of the eleventh whei
he hurling of Bobo prevented th
risitors from scoring with men on sec
ond and third with none out. Bobo
>itching for Laurens, fanned 9 mei
vhilc Ezell struck out two.
X 1-f :lE
"ountain Inn ..........3 6
Jaurens ............ ..4 11;
Batteries: Ezell and Kellett, -fo
i'ountain 'Inn; (Bobo and Culbertosr
Both teams expect to meet agail
oday at Fountain fin and anothe
,ood -game is ex-pected. -
You thought t
while it is only
puzzle on anc
"stung"' even if
worth your tin
the fun and ple
But someone is
FRIDAY AND SA
ain Department special
rchandise grouped and
nd if what you want is
Thursday, Friday and
15e to 20c values
nghams in and white witli fant
for aprons Special 12
36 inches wide. Iij
terns -and ,. irt Sti
32inch White iPii
2-inch colors, blue, tan 'fit
* - Krnad~
lsd 72490 Becdt$i
ysl p. Just a e~ .nf
Ifloral de- feastfA~
~F~1nm~h - $1.0 Drds S~hri
abric for c~c
Men 's Balbriggi
and $1.00. Drawers, sizes 30 t
$1,09 to $1650. .SpE
3 p r
The folIwing named- are reminded
that they have checks uncalled for:
'Mary L. Lawson.
'Mary A. Jones.
J. .P. OAJLDWILL,
In 10,000 Examne
From the M(
The Eyesight Conservation Cotj
made public the results of a ca
trial and commercial' workers a,
ly in glood condition,, of whom
sion uncorrected. It was found
of inefficiency and.-cat-elessnesE
wimperfect 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
kis was the advertisement
to call your attention to
ther page of this issue.
you don't win a prize in
ie from an educational sta
asure you get out of it.
going to win it. Why car
TURDAY, JUlNE 15
ly arranged for Thursday
specially priced to make
not advertised call for i
n Scrim La
.'Eer'u, cream, w'~hite, One lot
y 'borders. ISpecial and militam
Eds. for $1.00 142.00 vanoI
ghtt ground D)ress Pat
ipes. 20e value. Mill
Yds. for 99c terial--kha
, Mill Ends, solid .
Sgray\ sbeelib fMWe of
'for 89c '()erttchel
-regular 02O vahle
n -hAd?@ 1Wh 1 -.
~and Elastle Seapn Boys' lig
34, formerly sold for of good qi
elal sold up to
Wifey (showing new bonnet to hub.
b-)-The milliner thought that flow.
ers were the most becoming to me
and I have always adored feathers,
so we' finally compromised by lauttinr
on some fruit.
A Calico War.
One of the first Indian wars in. the
history, of early Kaosas is said teo
have originated because wn agent sold
some Indians a piece ot calico with
the stripes running the 9vrong way.
d 53 Per Cent Had
nell of Americ:: !ri recently
reful ezaminatle to, 0 Indus
eilve in their % - ! i.i upposed
53 per cent. r' A d1rstive vi-.
that many or ,: a accused
when It Is enti y a natter of
es that just as It 'i'c -seary for
, so every individi -c:weea the
have the ocular sa. 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
Ldies White Oxfords j
of L~adies' White Oxfords, low,
'y heels; all sizes, 4 to 8; regular
3oys' Wash Suits
o, 7, made of good quality ma
ki and white.
extra good quality .Denimn, dou- ~
and(1,sold, for' hard wear.
gObhMqllality strar.; extra wide
I tem ,ew ~ofi~ While
Boy uts -
~ht colored Summer suits, inade
ality Cool'Cloth and formd~rly
912.50; sizes 10 to 17.