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ESTABLISHED 1865. NEWBERRY, S. C., TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 1903.
PUPIL'S WOUND FATAL.
EdWard Foster, Shot by His Teacher, Pitts,
at Inman Died on Friday -
The Inquest.
(The State.)
Spartanburg, Feb. 27.-Edward
L. Foster, the pupil of the Inman
school in Spartanburg county, who
was shot by his teacher, Reuben A.
Pitts, on Tuesday last, died at the
home of Mrs. Brown at Irnan this
morning at 11 o'clock.
The inquest over the body was held
at the school house, the scene of the
tragedy, this afternoon. Fifty citi
zens of the community were present
at the proceedings which were con
ducted by Coroner Foster.
There appears to be a silent un
dercurrent of feeling against Teacher
Pitts, quietly expressed, but no vio.
lent expressions are being indulged
in. Pitts has friends at Inman also.
The dead pupil is related to many
residents of that place and belongs
to a leading family. There is. ex
treme reticience as to friction at
school between teacher and pupil.
Many persons were questioned, but
very little satisfactory information
was obtained.
THE FACTS OF THE SHOOTING.
Mr. Pitts had been in charge of
the Inman school since last Septem
ber. Of late he had some trouble
with older male students. The after
noon before the tragedy he ordered
Ed Foster to stay in because of dis
obedience. Tuesday afternoon Fos
ter and four other male pupils were
kept in. Pitts and Foster went to
an adjoining room from where the
three others sat, Pitts telling the
pupils he would have to whip Foster.
Pitta stepped back some distance,
secured a switch and ordered Foster
to stand up; struck two blows which
Foster caught, and according to Pitts'
statement, the three boys in the
other room pushed in the door and
came crowding in. Pitts then drew
a pistol from his pocket and pre
sented it, for t' - purpose of over
awing t: Foster was close,
and. i up the pistol
Foster', na[iu ak it, causing his
} arm and weapc . to fall abruptly and
the pistol to be discharged in Pitts'
hand. The bullet, 32 calibre, en
tered Foster's abdominal cavity,
about six inches below the navel, to
right of median line, ranging inward
and downward, and cut through a
portion of the bla 'der before lodg
ing.
After the shooting Pitts and the
const able came to this city ny private
RebnB. Pit,ts is ai graduate of
Forma university, a native of
Larn adsn f,ev onD.
Pitte, pator of the F"iru.t Baptist
church of thbat city. He is a young
man of slight build and delicate con
stitution.
Ed Foster is a son of GaOti Fostor
of Inman.
THE~ CORIoNERI's INQUEs8T.
-'The story of the sad tragedy is
best told by the complete ingnlebt
proceedings, embraucinug t he te stimony
or the three lads w ho were kept in
with Foster on Tuesday.
Trhere were present at the inquest
G (3. Foster, father of the deceased,
C. C. Feat herstone, of Laiurens, Ci
W. Nichols and Stanyarn Wilson of
this city, of counsel for defense.
Tom Ballenger being duly sworn
testified: "Mr. Pitts kept f( of us
in Tuesday afternoon and '...tced me
and Rome Wolfe and Jesse B3allen
ger to go into the other room and we
had not been in there but just a few
minutes until I saw Mr. Pitte step to
the corner and get two hickories. He
camo back and said hie guessed he
would have to whip Ed. F4oster.
Foster said he didn't care about tak
ing a whipping, but instead of that
Pitta commenced whipping him and
gave him two lieks; then all four
hands were on the hickory. We boys
were looking through the crack of
the door. Both were bent over and
the next thing I knew I heard a pis
tol fire; don't know wvho fired the
pistol. Pitts had pistol when I first
seen it. I didn't see pistol until he
went to put it in his pocket Edl Fos
ter was lietween me and pistol, and
when I rushed in I saw Pitts put pis.
tol in his pooket. Pitts asked some
of us to go for a doctor, and Ray.
mond Wolfe went. Then Pitts
left."
Tow Ballenger beirng questioned
by jury men Et tied he heard some
words pass between Pitts and Foster
after the shot, but was not sure what
they were.
THE SECOND BOY.
Jesse Ballenger testified that "on
Tuesday afternoon Mr. Pitts asked
three of us boys to go into another
room, me and Fred Ballenger and
Raymond Wolfe. We had not been
in there but a few minutes till we
saw Mr. Pitts go to the corner and
get two hickories. I never heard no
words between them at all. Pitts
hit Foster two licks; then both got
hold of the bickories with all four
hands a hold of the switches. They
stooped over and then the pistol
fired; don't know who fired pistol;
never saw pistol till after shooting.
Foster was between me and Pitts.
Pitts had pistol when I saw it; then
Pitts asked some one to go for doc
tor. We were all peeping through
the crack of the door. Hadn't shoved
the door in, it has no look and stands
kinder open. Made no attempt to go
in till after pistol was fired."
On being questioned by juryman,
Jesse Ballenger said he heard Pitts
say nothing about shooting and heard
no talk between Pitts and Foster.
Pitts hollered "Lord a mercy" a time
oa two; entered room after pistol was
fired; didn't hear Foster make any
statement.
Questioned by Stanyarne Wilson
of counsel for defense Jesse Ballen
ger said he entered just about time
pistol was fired, but did not start in
before shot.
Asked where the blackboard was
in the room where he was waiting,
Jesse Ballenger replied "nailed up
beside the door on the wall and don't
hinder opening door. Came to door
when Pitts went for hickories, heard
the licks, 6nt could not see Pitts nor
Foster. They were scuffling over
hickories until shot fired; don't know
who fired shot. Foster I think is
larger and heavier than Pitts. We
all came through the door at once,
Fred Ballenger in front, but all prac
tically together. When we reached
room they were doing nothing: every
thing over with; Eddie was sitting
on the floor and Pitts was standing
somewhere in the room. I do not
know if any one noticed Eddie was
shot, I didn't. Pitts did not remain
unt il doctor came; wenit on behind
Jesse BalbI-nger d.scribed how he
andl thle other two boys peeped from
adjoininig r' om iit o main school
building a here Pitis anid Foster were,
oTrHERc wITNEssEs
Po~iliceman iFranuk A. Mretcal f te3sti
iled 1totPitta comuiig to hinm and sur
rendering himself aind weapon, 32
call ibre Smith an id W esson pistol,
one of t he- loaded chambers being
emp.ty. This wYas exhib)ited to the
juiiry.
T1om Swell, a pnipilI of the school,
testa iied to sittIing on t hi- roaid..ide,
70or 100 yards from t he schoolhonse
and heardl scufli-g anmd the report, of
a istol. WXhen hie reached the
school house Foster was; 1yinug on thme
r st rum.
THEm~ TiRDmi BOY.
Raymond L Wolfe testified:
"Pitts told us boys to go into another
room and we went; he kept Foster
in here. He got his hickories and
struck Foster two licks, and Foster
grabbed them. They were scuf
fling and just as he shot we pushed
door open. We came in and Pitts
had pistol in his haud, and he seid
"Lord God, I've shot him ; somebody
go for a doctor.'' I wvent and when
I came back Pitts was gone. Didln't
haar him say anything about giving
him a whipping. Foster said he did
not want to take a whipping. I did
not si-i p)istol till after shot was fired.
They weire not scufiling more thanm a
minute, if that; could not see what
they were scuffling over. Ed. had
one hand over Pitts' head and1 the
other one dlowni; after the shot Ed.
gavii way. Pitts had bothb hands on
pistol after thce hot holding it in
front of him At the time they were
all bent over together the pistol fired.
They were nearing the south side of
the house to the door."
THE ANTE-MORTEN STATEMENT.
The ante mortern statement of
Foster was read as follows:
State of South Carolina, Spartanburg
County.
Personally came E. L. Foster be
fore me and made oath that he is a
resident of this county, and, being
badly wounded by a pistol in the
hands of one Reuben Pitts on Feb.
24, 1903, and dangerous and might
prove fatal makes this his ante-mor
tem declaration: First, that Reuben
Pitts is principal of Inman graded
school and that on the afternoon of
Feb. 24, 1903, the said Reuben Pitts
caused me to stay in after school was
dismissed; after words he called me
up to him and said he was going to
whip me. He sent three other boys
out of the room. He asked me why
1 did not stay in on the day before.
I said I did not miss but one word
and would not take a whipping. He
then ordered me to get up and said
he was going to whip me; brought
two switches from rostrum and laid
Dne on bench; he gave me two licks.
I then grabbed the switch and told
him I was not going to take it. He
3hanged switch from right to left
Lband and put his hand on hip pocket
mud drew a pistol threw it up in my
race. I then grabbed pistol and tried
to knock it off; he then fired it. It
lid not weaken me at first. I did
aot know that I was shot and I
.aught him by the hair he again
thr,ew pistol up. I then began to get
weak and fell back on the rostrum
Fred Ballenger, Jesse Ballenger and
Raymond Wolfe who were also kept
n, who were in an adjoining room,
mame in when the pistol fired. Pitts
said as I fell down "Just as I ex
pected, you are all on me." He
jumped up two or three times saying
be was awful sorry about it. About
r-hat time Jesse Ballenger had my
3lothes unfastened. Pitts came up
and wanted to know where I was
shot. He then left the room saying
Le was going to give up. There was
ao one in the struggle with Pitts but
Myself.
(Signed) "Ed. Foster."
sworn to before me this February
24tb, 1-903. G. H. Camp, N. P.
The physicians' testimony as to
leath being due to gunshot wound
>f the abdomen,describing wound was
;mbmitted.
THE VEnDICT.
The verdict of the jury was "that
leceased came to his death by a pis
11l shot wonndi( inflicted by Reuben
P. Pitts on 24 Feb., 1903. E. E.
3lement, foremuan."
CHARLESTON WAS SNUBBBD.
Anid tihe South Carolina Delegates to the
D. A. R. ConventIon Wa- ted to
Kinow Why.
* [New York WVorld.]
Out of the multitude of tempests
in teapots at the congress of the
D). A. R ,- held in Washington last
week, there came a tempest large
Mnough for a toen kettle at least. The
Sonatlh Carolina daughters blew it up.
Mrs. Fairbanks, the president gen
arail, in her annu al address included
thie nlames of all thle States she had
visited and gave at some length the
Lcourtesies extended to her. But
Mrs. Fairbanks spoke so low that
only a few tiers of delegates heard a
word she said. Every body applaud.
ad just I he same
After it was all over a little South
Carolina woman p'ped up. "What
dlid she say about the way we all
Eintertainedl her dIown in Charleston ?
We were so far back we couldn't hear
a word."
She got a typewritten copy of the
address. South Carolina didt not ap
pear irn it. Th'ien thle South Caro
lhna (delegaites hunted up the presi
rdent general. She explained that
the typewriter girl had got things
mixed, anid had loft out a '"splendid''
niotiace of the "magnaificent courtesies
extenidedi at Charleston."
Notwithstanding the explanation
the South Carolina (delegates felt
hurt, arnd at t.he reception which the
presidIent general held at the Con.
gressionial library no daughter of
South Carolina appeared with a
badge on. Only two were there at all.
A meeting of the delegation was
held later, and it was decided niot to
attend Mrs. Fairbanks' reptiot
MURDERED FIVE WOMEN.
Three of Them His Wives-Confession of
Albert Knapp, Notable n the Annals
of Crime.
Five murders, the victims of which
were all women, and three of them
his wives-such is the revolting
record of Albert. Knapp, of Hamilton,
Ohio, given on Thursday in a sworn
confession by the murderer before
Mayor Bosch. The murder of his
third wife, Annie Goddard Knapp,
which led to Knapp's arrest yester
day in Indianapolis was done, "I
don't why," to quote the prisoner.
HIs vICTIMS
Knapp's confession, which was
sworn to before Mayor Bosch, is as
follows:
"On January 21, 1894, I killed
Emma Littleman in a lumber yard
in Gest, street, Cincinnati; on Aug.
1, 1894, 1 killed May Eckert, in
Walnut street, opposite the Y. M. C.
A, in Cincinnati; on Aug. 7, 1894,
I killed my wife, Jennie Connors
Knapp under the canal bridge in
Liberty street, Cincinnati, and threw
her into the canal. In Indianapolis,
in July, 1895, 1 killed Ida Gobhard.
On Dec. 22, 1902, 1 killed my wifo,
Annie Knapp, at 339 South Fourth
street in Hamilton, and threw her
into the river at Lindenwald. This
is the truth.
(Signed) A lbert Knapp.
"I make this statement of my o.%n
free will and not by the request of
any officer or any one else."
(Signed) Albert Knapp.
The confesion clears up the mys
tery a.t least of one death-that of
Jennie Connors Knapp, Knapp's
second wife This woman's body
was found in the sluggish waters of
a canal near Cincinnati. Bruises
were discovered on the head but an
investigation led to no definite con.
elusion concerning the manner of
her death.
The most recent of the murders to
which Knapp has confessed-that of
his third wife, Annie Goddard Knapp
of Hamilton, led to his arrest at the
home of his. fourth bride in Indian
apolis. An uncle of the victim,
hearing of Knapp's marriage to a
Miss Gamble in Indianapolis a few
days after the mysterious disap
pearance of his niece, formerly An
nie Goddard, started an investiga
tion.
The police were prepared for a
grewsome story today, Knapp having
admitted his guilt cf the Goddard
murder last night, but they were
dumbfounded at the revelations
which the prisoner made when put,
under oath.
After his confession Kna1pp) admIit
ted1 that he had repeatedly assaulted
women. He said:
"'I met the Littlemnan childl in the
lumber yard and choked her to
death when she madle an outcry. 1
went into the room with the Eckert
girl and sat down wvith her. She
cried and I strangled her with a
towel and hurried from the house.
"I was mad at my wife, .Jennie
CIonnorrs Knapp, wvhen I killed her.
We were walking along Liberty
street. I sat her downV1 unrder t he
bridge and( choked her to death. I
deny that I poisoned her. I never
t>ld any one I did. After 51he Was
dead I threw the body into the
canal.
"'Ida Gebh ard I killed, buit my
memory is not clear as to what I did.
I canrnot tell what maiide lme kill
people. I could not help it. Some
kind of a dlesire t.o kill took hold of
me andl I could not resist thle tem p
tation to kill. 1 am sorry for my
crime, but n.ow I hope they will be
easy with rme."
After the confession a formal
charge of murder ini the first degree
was filed.
Attorney (. E. T1enner, of Cmcina
~at i, wais allowed to se0 Knapp)1 and(
told him to make no further state
mont. Knapp) was surprisedl t hat h is
people had secuIred( a lawyer for
him.
Knapp talks miuch of the Peoarl
Bryan munrdler and( is an,aid of being
ly nched
Knapp is now susp)ected1 of strang
ling three women at Evansville,
where. He was in the Cincinnati
house of refuge when 17 years
old.
KNAPP IS INsANE.
Cincinnati, Feb. 26. --The parents
of Knapp tonight ti.'d Albert was
insane and his confessions should not
be believed. Albert has been giving
so much trouble they believed he
would be better dead. Mrs. Sadie
Wenzel, his sister on hearing of the
aonfession went to the Cincinnati
police headquarters and thence to
Hamilton. She said her brother
when five years of ago was kick.d by
a colt and later struck by lightning
and but for her i-arents she would
have had him adjudged insane.
HESTER'S COTTON STATEMENT.
For the 180 Days of the Season the Ag
gregate of the Bales 106,000 Ahead
of the Same Time Last Year.
New Orleans, February 27. - See
retary Hester's weekly cotton state
1nent, issued to day, shows for the
wenty-seven days of February an
acrease over last year of 106,000
)ales, and an increase over the same
period year before last of 173,000.
H'or the 180 days of the season that
have elapsed the aggregate is ahead
if the same days last year 116,000
)ales, and ahead of the samo time
ear before last 657,()00. The
amount brought into sight during
Ihe past week has been 165,892 bales
against 192, 4410 for the same seven
days last year and 156,255 year he.
fore last.
The movemont, since September 1
shows receipts at all United States
ports to be (1,574,256 bales, against
11,439,131 last year; overland, across
the Mississippi, Ohio and Potomac
rivers, to northern mills and Canada,
,45,335 bales, against 873,328 last
year; interior stock in excess of those
held at the close of the commercial
year 250,590 bales, agai' st 369,457
last. year; Southern mill takings I,
184,500 bales, against 1,056,913 last
year. The total movement, since
September 1 is 8,854,681 hales,
against 8,738,859 last year and 8,1197.
989 year before last.
Foreign exports for the week have
been 168,635 bales, against 111,377
last year, making the total thus far
for the season 5,066,531 bales, against
5,102,976 last year.
The total takings of the American
mills, North and South and Canada,
thus far for the season, have been
2,823,019 bales, against 2,7()3,4 31
inst year. Stocks at the seaboard
and the twenty- nine leading South
erni centres have decreased (luring
the week 95,7 18 bales, against
a decrease duiring the corresponiding
p)eriod last season of 58,233.
Including stocks left over at ports
and interior towns from the last crop
aind the number of balos brought
into sight thus far for the new crop
the supply to date is 9,069),755 bales,
against, 9,098,540 for the same pe
riodl last year.
'I 11 OA'5VHE o' iIL 51UPPLJy,
Ne'w Orleans, February 27.--Sec.
retary Hester's at t(eent of the
world's visible supply of cottori, is
sued today shows thbe tot al visible, sup
ply of (cott on, to be 3,920,952
bali's, againsat 41,0341,343 last week
arid 4,437,989) last year.
Of this the total of American is
2,863,9;>2 iales, against 2,987,31 3
last wveek anid :3,390,9)89 Insty3ear and
-if all ot her kinds, inceludinig EGgypt,
Bril~ , Ind11 ia, etc., I ,t057,000Ot bales,
againrst 1,04 7,000 last week and
I ,047,O000 I ast year.
Of t he world'is v.isiblei su pply of
cottiin is no0w afloat anid held in
(Great Britain and Continental I0u
rope 1,9)51,000 halos, agai nst 2,322,.
000 last year; in Egypt 1 77,000
bases, against 252,000) iast year; in
India, 252,000 bales, against 512,000
Ilast year; anid in t he Unaited St ates,
1,201 ,000 bales, against I ,322,000(
last year.
Th'Ie TFri State Medical 8->iet y of
the Carolinas anid Virgin in cottnled
itaannual sessions int Columbia on
Thursday. D)r. Furman, of (Ireent
ville, wats chosen presidlent, arid D)r.
Hughes, of Laurens, was re-elected
secretary for the ensuing year.
ROOSEVELT'S SOUTHERrN POLICY.
The National Republican Editorial Asso.
clation Fails to Endorse the Presi
dent's Policy.
Washngton, February 27.-The
National ltopublican Editorial Asso.
oiation today adopted a resolution
saying that prospor:ty is the con
plete vindication of the value and
success of Iiopublican ascondency,
and the great achievements of the
strong, progressivo and brilliant ad
ministrations of Presidents McKin
joy and Uoosevelt constitute the
highest appeal for continued IRepub
lican Supremacy."
Senators lianna anld D4pew made
short addresses. Senator Hanna
vas enthnsiastically received.
Strong opposition to the endorse
mont, of the President's so-called
Southern policy was developed at. the
session of the exenutive coumtittee,
where tho interest of the Convention
cent red. Robert Miteholl, of North
Carol inn, the only outspoken oppon
out of Prosidont. Roosevelt, at the
Convention, who was not a member
of the cr.niiton on resolut ions,
s'ated plainly to the memlbers that
he wold oppose iln opeol s"ssion the
endorsemltent of th I' resident' policy
in regard to the negro Nquestion.
\Vhen1 resolutions woro prveonted
to the Convention no nent ion
Of disfranchlisoment, or ot.h-r Sout h
ern questi ons was made. M-.ni
bors of the committeo doliml
that any such resolution had been
conttemplated. It Wial stated, how.
ever, by Mr. Mitchell that the ques
tion of ondorsoment. Oin this point. 1i(1
ben proposed by a New York dole.
gate and that it was voted down by
the committee, after a warm discuss.
ion, in the interest of hiarnony.
John A. Sleicher, of New York,
was elected prosidtent and ltobert
Mitchell, of North Uarolina, andl
Minor 13 Lewis, of Virginia, mom
tiers of the executive committee.
REPUBLICANS SEAT WAGONER.
lion. J. J. Butler, of Missouri, Democrat
Forced Out of the House By a Re
publican Rough-shod Action.
Amid scenes which recilled the
memorable and exciting days of the
Fifty first congress, when party feel
ing ran fiercely and the hall of repre
sentatives sounded with denunciation
of the alleged "high handed moth
0(18'' of the majority, Jamos J. But
Ior of Missonri was nuseated on Thurs
day by the house of replresentat iveu
anid George IL. Wagoner was seated
i his p aeo. The Demiocrats had
dlecidedl at thlei r (icucs tis miorningll
that. if this case wias callted up lhey
would1 prose'cut.e a Iibbast51er from now~
unit i March -1, regard less oif conrie
quen~1ce to legislattion and( thley begin
thme light as sooni as I he gavel fell al
noona. Rtol callI followed roll catl
and( it took over thbree hours to ap)
pr~ove the jornal of yest erdaiy's pro
coed ings. Th'ien when the (locks wer<
clearedI tIhe case was cal led. A spir
ited dlebatte of two hours followed am
linally after repeated roldl caills thIi
case was brought to a vote. TIhi
Deimocratts thlen atteimplted to bloei
Ii igs biy lbaving t lie halil but ougi
iatsent ens wvoreo flailly b ,rught ini I
miiako nyp the niecessiary gnorum. Mr
J)alzellI of Missouiri, who wits inth
chair declined to recogniize the de
rimand for a dIivision~ andI Mr. Rtichard.
Hofni, t lie iniiiority beader, stooti [[
bias plact arid denirouniedt his course
0in rniniEstiil t Iermus arnid( the jeer
iog of t lhe tit her Side,. T'hi handi(fl
oif Demiiocratts piresenIt were overriddet
rouigeshod arid Mr. Wagoner wan
seatedl, by it vote of I1(1 to 2, t hi
chatir decliniing to entertaim the poin'
it rio quiorumn was piresernt. FThii
s: ill fuirt.her atroused thie irmo of t hi
handi(lful of D)emocratts on t he floor
"I td,, n ot belieove thle cebtir would hi
gnily of such an atct.ioni," cried( itr
D)emoc.rat of MIississippi, from hil
spitt shoutedl that t he speaker put
proxy in thle chair to (10 it. Mn
Wagoner was thenui escorted to th
thar of the house and1( sworn in.
That shysters are sworn enemiu
of newspapers, thlereb)y test ifyin
eloquent ly to the resp)ectability of ti:
craft.
GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Item of More or Less Interest Condensed.
Outside of the State.
Ten masked robbers entered the
home of Christian Joehlin, two miles
from Toledo, 0., on Thursday, beat
the whole family, including an 18.
months old girl, into insensibility,
helped themselves to edibles and
drink and $300, and left. They no.
tifled the family that they would re
turn for $20,000.
W. J. Thompson, who formerly
traveled for a Louisville, Ky., house,
was shot and fatally wounded in his
residence at Maxton, N. C., on Thurs
(lay, by E. N. M 'Lean, a nephew of
Thompson's wife. B,th men were
under the influence of liquor.
Capt. Alfred Lander Rives, for
some years manager of the Panama
Canal Co'.npany and who was the
father of the Princess of Troubetze.
koi, died at his hou in Virginia last
week.
Mrs. Cornelia Cole Fairbanks was
unanimously re elected President
Geeneral of the Daughters of the
American Revolution at the recent
convention held in the city of WVash
iugton.
President Roosevelt was the chief
speaker at the great mass meeting
held in Carnegie hall, New York, on
Thursday night, "to do honor to the
character and labors of John Wesley."
The m%etmug wai under the auspices
of the NewYork ThankOffering coin
mittee, which had charge of the local
work of the Methodists' Twenty Cen
tury Offering of $20,000,000.
U. J. (Iatling, the inventor of the
(atling gun, died very suddenly at
at his home in New York last week.
There was a two million dollar fire
in Cincinnati on last Thursday, more
than one half of the beet square in
the city, bounded by Vine, Fourth,
Walnut, and Third streets including
the Pike building and opera house,
being completely destroyed.
Senator Burrows, chairman of the
Senate committee on privileges and
elections, has tiled a protest against
the seating of Reed Smoot, Senator
elect from Utah, on the ground that
Smoot is a polygamist, having at the
present. time two wives.
,Joe Keenaun, t he negro convictedl
in GIreenville of killing Samuel Wil
limoni, was legally hangedon F"ridlay.
l'C.wini L Burdick, president of
10. L. Burdich & Co., and of the
Buffailo Envelope (Co, was hit in
the head with some' blunt instru
ment and killed at his home in
Buffalo Friday night. There is nio
clue to the murderer.
SOUTH CAROLINA NEiWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Comdensed.
In the State.
WinW. J. Roberts, a car inspector,
stepp)ed from a train into the way of
at passing l'como.t ive in the Colum
bia freight yardl on Thursday last
and was run over aund killed.
Mr. W. T. Joynes, a prominent c.iti
zen of Oconee County, (lied very sud
denly at his home near Richland on
Tuesday.
Capt J. 0. WestIeld, a promhiinent
citizen of Greenville, was stabbed on
Thursday b)y a porter of the Mansion
House. Capt. Westfield had gone t o
the negro's house to collect rent.
T[he [negro handed him a $5.00 bill.
Capt. Westfield told him he would
give hinm the change later, wbere
upon he was stabbed b)y the negro.
Wounds will probably not be fatal.
.That the paper which tries to please
c everybody at once soon pleases its
comlpetitors by (lying,
a That those who patronize the pa
g per systematically and persistently
e are the most level-headed andl relia
ble citizens of the no.munity

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