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Eatered April 23, 1903 aL Pickens, S. C. as second class matter, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879
39th Year PICKENS. S. ., MAY 27, 1909. Number 8
State News
Maj. William H. Cain, a well
known citizen of Greenville, is
dead aged 75.
Samuel H. Wilson, a wealthy
and representative citizen of
Charleston, is dead at his home
at the age of 64, years.
The citizens of 2 ville
have decided to erect a school
building at a cost of -7,000.
The Epworth League conven
tion will be held in St. George
June 22-24.
The residence of 11. L. Polier
in Aiken was partially destroyed
by fire this week.
H. L. Hawkins, a farmer in
the upper part of Greenville
county, conuited suicide by
cutting his throat.
Rev. G. M. Hollingsworth,
who recently graduated from
Columbia seminary, has been
installed as pastor of the Mount
ville, Libson and Liberty Springs
Presbyterian churches, in Lau
rens county.
At a meeting of the Catawba
Rifles of Rock Hiii Lieut. L. C.
McFadden was Ilected captain,
Charles C. Oates was made first
lieutenant andLam t. Glenn
second ,Latenant. The . con
took part in the celebration
in Charlotte on Thursday.
An electio-n was held at New
berry on the question of issuing
bonds to the amount of $40,000
for the extension of the water
and sewer systems of the city
-and resulted in a large najority
of the votes.being cast in favor
of the bond issue. Only 15 votes
were recorded against the mo re
Mr. J. C. Pursley of Abbeville
after a lingering illness died at
the hospital in Columbia last
Saturday. His body was
brought to Abbeville for burial.
The funeral was held at ST- tron
church Monday morning.
Members of the W. 0. W. acted
as pall bearers. The interment
was in the family plot of the
Sharon cemetery. He is surviv
ed by two sons and three daugh
ters and a host of friends.
Messrs. R. W. Toppan and J.
T. Gray of Boston and McBee of
Providence, R. I., presidents of
the three large mill mutual fire
insurance associations of the
country, are in Greenville and
will meet the leading cotton mill
manufacturers of South Caro
lina; North Carolina, Georgia
and Alabama, for a discussion
of the plan to form a mill mu
tual fire insurance company in
the South. This is intended to
be made to work in connection
with those in the New England
- states.
At a meeting of the Charles
ton city council Wednesday
night the report of the ways and
means committee was adopted,
providing for the carrying out
of the scheme of constructing
a sea wall, filling and reclaim
ing a lot of land in the south
western section of the gity for a
boulevard. and ornamental resi
dential section. The mayor is
authorized to sign the contracts
for the work provided $100,000
of the bonds to finance the pro
ject are subscribed for by the
Charleston banks, which is said
to be assured. Mayor Rhet~t and
the other promoters are sure
that the schenme can be success
fully carried though.
Mr. WV. P. Wideman of Troy,
has heen losing a number of
pretty Jersey cows from what
he feaied was Texas fever, but
last Saturday he was making an
examir~ation of one affected
like tht others that had died,
when ha found a ball from a
death dialing revolver, looking
like a E-calibre bullet, which
had penwtrated the skin, lodging
there ard causing the death of
the cov. Mr. Wideman has
reyh~ction of Sodt haiin
lost three cows in a similar man
ner. There is no clue to the per
sons who have done the shoot
The town of Paxville has vot
ed $10,000 in bonds to erect a
school building.
Mr. Henry Taylor, a highly
respected citizen of the Friend
ship section of Laurens county,
died last Sunday.
Greenville's third annual horse
show opened Wednesday with
more than 250 entries, almost
100 more than entered last year.
More than 1,000 visitors were in
the city. Atlanta and Asheville
horses won the majority of blue
ribbons in the events.
The express office at Heath
Springs was broken into and
robbed of about eleven gallons
of whiskey a few nights ago. A
railroad detective and a Rock
Hill policeman were at Heath
Springs a day or two investiga
ting the matter, but no arrests
have been made yet.
For several months there has
been more or less talk of a new
railroad for Bennettsville, and
interest has greatly increased re
cently, owing to the active work
of the engineers and surveyors
during the past few weeks. It
has been impossible to get defi
nite and satisfactory informa
tion in regard to the rumors,
and even now the proposition
has not taken clear shape. Mr.
John Ickes, president of the
company, has been at Bennetts
ville for several days, inspecting
the various possible routes and
consulting with the leading bus
iness men and other property
holders. It is understood that
he is representing a company or
syndicate that has determined
to put through a road from the
north by way of Winston, N. C.,
Rockingham, N. C., and Ben
nettsville to the Atlantic coast,
possibly Georgetown. Mr. Ickes
is reported as having said that
the work will possibly first be
gin at Pockingham, N. C., and
come southward, and that if
Bennettsville is included trains
will be running between this
point and Rockingham within a
The date of Chester's horse
show has been fixed for Thurs
day, June 24, which will insure
a good attention on-the function.
There has been a growing inter
est in this institution. It is be
lieved that not less than 100 hors
es will enter, and the contest will
be lively. Mr. J. B. Westbrook
the superintendent, will endeav
or -to make arrangements for
sonie races. A feature of this
show will be a cavalry drill by a
company of Confederate caval
Chief of Police Bradford of
Sumter is investigating the de
sertion of a white child by its
mother, who left it with a negro,
woman who lives near the depoi,
A well dressed white womn
went to the negro house accom
panied by the child and request
eb the negro woman to take care
o& the child until she could go up
town and retuon The negro
woman consented to do so and
the white woman left the child,
pr->mising to return within a
half hour. She has not been
seen since and the negro wvoman
has the child on her hands..
The monument erected at
Lancaster by the Daughters of
the Confederacy will lh unve~il
ed on June 4th.
The investigation* of the books
and accounts of municipalities
is a popular and interesting in
dustry at present. The over
hauling of the books of the city
of Sumter is underway, while
an investigation of the books of
the town of Mayesville from.
1905 to the present day has just
hbeen completed.
The Walhalla Cotton Mil
will incease capital by issuing
preferred stock for $100.000.
This company is now operating
15,000 ring spindles and 510
looms manufacturing pint cloth
and sheeting.
Dr. George A. Bunch has dis
covered in Spartanburg what
he and other physicians declare
to be a case of pellagra. The
victim is a negro, Robert Byers.
Much interest is maniested in
the case.
Since the dog catcher has been
on the streets of Charleston
this spring he has caught 182
dogs. Of this number 129 have
been killed, 32 redeemed at the:
pound, and 21 are on hand wait
iig either release or death.
The board of health of Char
leston is considering a petition,
referred to it by Mayor Rhett,
from parties who object to the
owners of gardens using fertili
zers on account of the obnox
ious odors. The board will
make a-report to Mayor Rhett
on the matter.
Hu., S. Rankin, aged 26
years, died Wednesday at the
home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. E. Rankin at Tamas
see. Mr. Rankin had been sick
for three months, his health
having begun to fail last Decem
ber. He had made his home in
California for about two years
returning to Oconee about three
months ago on account of im
paired health.
Lawrence Hall, aged about
50 years, died at his home near
Phinney's Station last Saturday
night about 8:30 o'clock.
During the day, while at Sene
ca, Mr..-Hall suffered a severe
attack of heart failure, from
which he partiallyrcoveredand
was taken to his home. At 8:30
o'clock, however he was stricken
a second time, dying alnost
The South Carolina Confer
ence Preache.r's Institute will
meet at Spartanburg June 7-48.
A number of prominent men in
the Methodist church will speak
among themi being Bishop
James Atkins, Dr. Gross Alex
ander, editor of the Methodist
Review, Dr. J. A. Kern, profes
sor of pastoral theology at Van
derbilt university and' Dr. G. W
Dwyer, associate -professor of
sociology at Vande-rhilt Univer
The Clemson College exten
sion department !has just issued
a very valuable pamphlet on
"Powers on the Farm" which
gives detailed des ,criptin of var
ious types of eng ines in general
use, and by the careful reading
of which the fa-rmer will be bet
ter able to unde rstand and care
for his engine. Every farmer
who has an ei igine ought to
send and get ac opy of that pam
Mr. P. B. V ,eimorts, of the
Springfield set -tion of Aiken
county reports a most remark
able conditiorn son his farm. He
sy he has a little patch of
no cottora. stalks from last
year'% crops. These stalks are
fast puttinig; eat a growth andi
Mr. Weim' jne says he will leave
them, fer tilize them, and see
what the result will be, and ht
has pron .iised to tell us about
this pee uliar .xndition later.
The stalk.9s wilD be cultivated as
if this v -car's gmwth.
A w-hite wean giving hei
name as Mrs. Leila Eberhardi
has been arrested at Chester b)'
the 1 ocal police, Tn seponse to V
mes sage from Ga-msville, Ga.,
stating that she -was wanted ir
that town for junzpimg a bond.
A deputy came over yesterday
morning and retu-ned on .no. 32
with the woman. She was~
charged with selling liquor .anc
when let out on bond of $200, il
is alleged that she took advan
tage of her release to get out of
Georgia as quickly- as possible
SUnder the recent act of leg
islature providing for an irivesti
gating of th*. conk offiqe o:
Collection county for the las
ten years past, Gov. Ansel ha
appointed the investigators, wh<
arrived yesterday and begar
work. He has appointed R. E
Hill, Master of Abbeville countN
to conduct the investigation,
who has with him, as his ac
countant, W. W. Bradley, of
Abbeville, who has filled the po
sitions of auditor and treasure
of Abbeville county, and is at
present private secretary to
Congressman D. Wyatt Aiken.
The iuvestigation will be very
through and the findings will be
reported from time to time to
Gov. Ansel and published in a
newspapes in the county.
Gov. Ansel has been notified
of a brutal murder in Edgefield,
for which there has been no
justice meted out. Bill Broad
water, colored, shot his daughter
in-law, Georgiana Broadwater,
April 26, and the murderer re
mained in and around Clark's
Hill until the death of the
woman, on May 10 when he
skipped. Sheriff Ou'ts writes
that citizens of the community
did not inform him of the crime
but rather discouraged efforts
of the authorities to capture the
negro, saying "they wouldn't
tell me if they knew where he
was." A reward of $100 is ask
ed for by Sheriff Ouzts for the
capture of Broadwater, who is
sixty years old, five feet, eight
inches tall and weighs 150
On April 3 B. H. Hayes, chief
constable for beaufort county,
seized two barrels of beer while
in transit,consigned to Thomas
Eatom, of Paris island. His
place of business is just outside
the government ,reservation.
This man and others near the
same locality, *are alleged to
have caused considerable trou
ble to the county .constables
Thomas Eaton hearing, of this,
furnished, it is said, a gun to
four United States marines, tell
ing them they could have as
much beer as they could drink if
they would rescue the beer from
Hayes, which they did at the
point of the double-barrel shot
gun. They then opened the
beer on the bank of the river
and proceeded to enjoy thenm
selves. Col. Cole, who is in
command at the United State's
School of Instruction being in
formed of the affair, had the
men arrested and tried by court
martial. They were convicted
and sentenced to serve three
years and one month in a gov
enent prison. They will be
sent to Portsmouth in a few
days to commence serving the
sentence. Thomas Eaton is
now under indictment and will
be tried by the state.
Clarendon Youth Appeals to Governor
Alleging He Married Under
Shotgun Compulsion.
A young man about 21 years
old, giving his name as C. M
Holliday of Manning, and wh<
said he was the son of Mr. Jaci
Holliday of Manning, appealet
to the governor's office today t<
know if he could not secure re
lief from a marital situation, in
to which he claims he was fore
ed on Monday a week ago at th<
muzzles of some 25 shotguns ii
the hands of the father, brother:
and other kinsmen of the young
woman they forced him to mar
ry under threats of killing him
and who is in a delicate condi
Young Holliday brought wit]
him the name of the Rev. J. R
Funderburk, a Baptist ministe
of the neighborhood, who accord
ing to Holliday, performed th
ceremony under threats of hi
own life. Holliday says Mr
Funderburk said he would nc
have performed the ceremonyi
he had not thought both thei
lives were in danger, and tol
him to skip and promised to hel
him get relief as soon as th~
storm blew over.
Holliday insists that b~
tof the preacher, did not consent
3 to the marriage except to save
) his life; that he skipped out im
i mediately after the ceremony
and went home; that when he
learned the relatives of the wo
man were coming after him
again he stole out in a closed
buggy to the nearest station and
came to Columbia.
Holliday was advised to con
sult an attorney, and in the
meantime the matter will be
taken up with the Clarendon and
Sumter county authorities.
The marriage took place in
Sumter county near the Claren
don county line.
In a number of cases in this
nodivorce State the courts have
completely annulled marriages
of this kind. One of special in
terest recently was annulled in
Yesterday afternoon as Dr.
and Mrs. T. E. McBraver of
Shelby, N. C., and children were
returningfrom the country in an
automobile, driven by a young
man name Thompson, they were
met by two farmers riding in a
buggy. Thompson stopped his
car, and asked them to pass.
This they refused to do, but each
got out of the buggy, and
while one held the mule the
other man, whose name was
John Walker, was in the act
of leveling a gun at the party,
when he fell to the ground in
an unconscious condition, his
death occuring within an hour.
In the meantime Dr. McBray
er did everything in his power
to save his life. There seems to
be much prejudice among the
country people against the auto
mobiles, and this man from all
appearances, must have been
prepared for an emergency of
this kind, as he had a gun and a
box of ciirtridges in his buggy,
and there is no telling what the
outcome would have been had
he carried out his design.
Crime Evidence In A Dream
Prof. James H. Hyslop, of the
American Society of Psychical
Research, who, with Dr. Isaac
M. Funk, has revealed many of
the mysteries of spiritualism,
relates, in the forthcoming Jour
nal of Psychical Research, the
remarkable case of Mrs. Susan
Dellinger, of York, Pa. Prof.
Hyslop has spent many years in
endeavoring to discover any ac
tual facts which would prove
the existence af a spirit world.
In the case of Mrs. Dellinger he
believes a material fact has been
William E. Hoop er and his
brother Curvin were shot and
killed near a little church yard
at York. Three young men
were arrested and charged with
the murder. Mrs. Dellinger, ac
cording to Prof. H yslop, dream
Fed two nights after the crime
that she had seen one of the al
leged slayers, Henry Snydor,
pick up a revolver and throw it
over the cemetery fence, w'here
it fell by the side of a grave, on
which she read in her dream the
ei.'taph of "'Curtis Site."
SOn relating her dream the fol
lowing day to her son, Mrs. Del
linger described minutely where
the revolver was seen by her in
her vision, and that it could be
observed from outside the fence
The son wvent to the cemeterv
C and found the weapon exactly
- where she had described.
Snydor subsequently confessed
- to the chief of police, according
to Prof. Hyslop, and said that
I he had disposed of the revolver
-in exactly the manner described
r by Mrs. Dellinger in her vision.
- B.B. B. (Botanic Blood Blood) is the
t only Blood Remedy that kills the poisonI
in the blood and then purifies it-send-I
ing a flood of pure, rich blood direct to
r the skin surface, bones. joints, and
wherever the disease is located. In this
d wyalores. ulcers. pimples, eruptions
pare healed and cured. pains andl aches
of Rheumatism cease, swellings subside.
e B. B. B. completely changes the body
into a clean healthy condition, giving
the skin the rich, red hue of perfect
e health. B. B. B. cures the wai st old
Scases. Trv it.
How The Body of a Drowned Mon Was
- Found
The body of Brady Grooms, a
young man who was drowned
while bathing in the Chattahoo
chee river, at Columbus, Ga.,
has been recovered in a rather
remarkable manner.
After the divers had searched
in vain, the father was told that
if he would toss one of his son's
garments in the stream it would
sink immediately over the spot
,rhere the body lay. The ex
periment was tried with his
shirt, which'drifted down the
river for some distance close to
the bank and then turned and
went a short distance out in the
stream. Arrived at a certain
point, the shirt circled around
everal times and then sank. A
Jiver followed it, and found
Groom's body with the shirt
clinging closely to his legs.
Piedmont Man Convicted Of Burglary
The Greenville Piedmont re
lates the following:
Robert Chastain, the young
white man from Piedmont, who
was convicted at the last term
of general sessions court for
manslaughter, having killed
Jim Fisher near that town, was
today released from the county
jail here under bail of $2,000,
which is signed by the well
known business men of Pied
mont. They are Mr. R. A. Geer,
Mr. F. M. Cox and Mr. W. H.
Cobb. Chastain was tried at the
session of criminal court just
passed and was convicted of
manslaughter. He was sen
tenced to eight years in the peni
tentiary. Martin & Martin, his
attorneys, gave motion for a
new trial, but Judge Dantzler,
who presided at the court, refus
ed to grant the motion. The
case will be appealed to the su
preme court, and pending the
action of this body toward the
trial, bail was secured for Chas
In connection with the trial
of Chastain a story of human
interest is told. While it does
not relate to Chastain himself,
it is connected in a way with
the defendent. It dates to the
fall of 1903, when Kirby Lark,
of Piedmont, a young man, was
convicted of statutory burglary
and sentenced to the peniten
tiary for the remainder of his
life. Gov. Ansel recently com
muted the term to five years
and as soon as Lark had served
that period he was pardoned by
the executive and his right of
citizenship restored. The state
in the case of the state against
Chastain, summoned Lark to
appear in court as a witness in
the case. Lark was a brother
in-law of Fisher, who was killed
by Chastain. But the defense
claimed the witness and he test
ified in Chastain's behalf. The
state at the trial asked that Lark
be stricken off the list of wit
nesses for the defense, citing
that he had been convicted of
burglary. Mr. Martin, attorney
for the defense, then piroduced
the pardon papers signed by the
governor and Lark was permit
ted- to testify. Lark is a big
man, a splendid specimen of
physical manhood, and al
though part of his life was spent
behind the walls of the state
prison, his face shows traces of
marked intelligence .
But the real story of the life
of Kirby Lark was told when
Mr. Martin related to the jury
in Chastain's case, how the wife
of Lark had remarried while he
was serving his sentence. The
state laws allows a man or wo
man the right to remarry when
either their husband or wife is
serving a life sentence. It is
said that Lark's wife, thinking
that she would never get to live
with her husband again, learned
to love another and upon Lark's
return from the penitentiary
he found that his once great
friend and companion had turn
eaga -inst him and taken to har.
self another protector. While
this is a great blow to the big
man, he is struggling on, day by
day, slaving his very life out
that he may live down the re
cord that is recorded against
him by the county criminal re
cords. He is working in the
Piedmont mills.
If the supreme court reverses
the decision of the lower court
in Chastain's case sending it
back here for a new trial. Lark
will again testify in behalf of
the defendant
-This is a tale of a cow
and a calf, two soulless
railroad corporations and some
ticks, told for the pious and
patriotic purpose of pointing a
moral with regard to the tick
law. The cow and the calf,
like Mphomet's coffin, is sus
pended between heaven and
earth, heaven being represented
by the Columbia, Newberry and
Laurens railroad, which has
committed a near-attempt at
breaking the law. The cow,
the calf not being then on earth
was shipped from Rock Hill,
which is in a non-tick infested
district, to Columbia, through
Fairfeld and into Richland coun
ty, which are both tick infested
on its way to Goldville, which
is in a country free from ticks
in the eye of the tick law.
The suspension began to take
effect in Columbia a few days
ago, when the Columbia, New
berry and Laurens Ry., through
no less apersonage thas its law
abiding president, W. G. Childs,
declined to accept it for shipment
to Goldville fortifying himself
meanwhile by a telegram from
the state veterinarian at Clem
son that shipment to Goldville
would subject the Coulumbia.
Newberry and Laurens to the
$500 penalty .prescribed by the
In the meantime the man's
family to whom the cow be
longs has arrived at Goldville,
and is in need of the milk. In
the meantime also the calf has
arrived. Likewise the owner of
the cow is demanding of the
Southern that it deliver the cow
according to its bills of lading
agreement or pay for her.
The Southern's claim agent
will settle, but it is a puzzle
how to figure out whether the
calf in the circumstances be
longs to the owner of the cow
or to the road.
The point that sticks out
most prominently to the obser
vation of Mr.Childs in the per
plexed case is the inequality of
the law in visiting a penalty on
the law in visiting a penalty on
the poor defeneless and down
trodden railroad for shipment
and making no provision
against the shipper for attempt
ing to send the cow in violation of
law. He thinks however, that
all the trouble could have been
avoided has the Southern's
agent at Rock fillmadeithe ship
ment around by Spartanburg
through entirely non-infected
districts instead of by Colum
Georgia Girt A Heroine
Georgia's chief executive,
Governor Smith has received a
letter detailing an unusual in
stance of heroism.
During the recent tornado
which swept portions of the
South, Ada Price, 14 years old,
living near Boden, Ga., found
her mother dead under the ruins
of her home, and her father
alive but pinned beneath wreck
age. With an axe the girl
worked till her strength seemed
spent, only to uncover a large
rock too heavy for her to lift
which held her father's arms im
movable. The father ordered
the girl to chop off his arm as
the only hope of saving his life.
She refused and with torn hands
continued to pry and tug at the
rock until her father was liber
The letter to Gov. Smith asks
for directions as to how to apply
for a Carnegie hero medal for
the girl.

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