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Entered April 23, 1903 at Pickens, S. C. as second class niatter, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879
39th Year PICKENS, S. C.. JUNE, 10, 1909. . amber 10
State News I
All th~ Liat~ Now ftom 1711
S. W. Craps, a well known
merchant of Leesville, is dead at
his home.
Three houses and a store room
in Edgefield we :e destroyed by
The coumencement exercises
of Winthrop College closed yes
Marion E. Brown, a citizen of
Mt. Boly, was killed 'y light
ning Monday.
E. Miles Smith, a well known
citizen of Union county, is dead
at his home.
The stores of J. W. Fowler
and T. E. Rhame of Fountain
Inn, were destroyed by fire Mon
The Cotton Seed Crushers As
sociation of South Carolina will
meet in Charleston on June 16
The city officers of Gaffney
have let the contract for putting
in a sewerage system, extending
the water mains and building a
H. R. Miller, an o-erative in
Union Cotto r -,' was shot
Mond v - -a man
ard, who 'rendered
e sheriff. Miller m - die.
Miss Sadie Maynard ofkhes
ter complained of feeling so ie
thing alive in her stomach.
Monday she vomited two liv
sabstances that resembled the
red headed water lizard.
Eber Ashford, who was
wounded in Columbia two weeks
ago by a pistol shot, is dead as
the result of the wound. John
W. White has been arrested on
the charge of killing Ashford.
There was a riot in a negro
church in Aiken county Sunday.
One negro was stabbed in the
back and pistols were brought
into play, but no one was killed.
The Presbyterian church at
Union has refused to accept the
resignation of Rev. A. G. Ward
law as pastor, and he has agreed
to continue to serve.
In the Spartanburg income
tax list sent in to Comptroller
General Jones, sixteen names
had the 50 per cent penalty add
ed. This tax in Spartanburg
this year amounted to $2,997.10.
Last year it was $1,401.04.
Mrs. Sarah N. Huber of Coy
ington, Ky., has been elected
dean of Converse College, suc
ceeding Mrs. Janie C. Howard,
resigned. Mrs. Huber is expect
ed there in a few days.
Dr. J. W. Jervey, of Green
ville, has resigned the duties of
editor of the South Carolina
.Medical Journal, and as a result
the headquarters of the paper
have been removed to Florence,
where in future Dr. Frawn H.
McLeod will be in charge.
The biggest single day's ship
ment of beans in the history of
trucking industry at Lake City
went forward Saturday evening
being eight carloads, mostly for
New York. The average New
York price today was about
$1.75 per bushel. It is expected
that 40 cars of beans will go
fromn this point next week.
Mr. Gus Miller. a prosperous
young farmer living five miles
from Abbeville, lost his barn and
contents Friday night by fire.
Besides a large amount of feed,
two mules and a horse were
burned. Mr. Miller was pain
fully burned in trying to save
his stock. The origin of the fire
is unknown. Trher~e was no in
The secretary of state has issu
ed a charter, increasing the capi
tal stock of the Greenville Mills
to 81,90,000. The company
was originally chartered under
an act of the legislature. It is
very probably that the mills will
be enlnad.
One day last week, while
raging in a fit of insanity, Mrs.
Charles Barfield. wife of a far
mer residing in the upper Hol
low Creek section of Lexington
county, attempted to kill her 5
year-old child and other mem
bers of her family. The un
fortunate woman was carried
to Lexington and placed in jail
and will be carried to state hos
pital. This is a very sad case,
the woman leaving a husband
and six children behind.
The location of the encamp
ments for the three regiments of
infantry have been fixed. The
first regiment will go into camp
at Greenville between July 25
and August 3, according to a let
ter received from Col. W. W.
Lewis, who inspected the sites
offered by GreenviHe and Spar
tanburg. Col. Lewis writes that
the inducements offered by both
cities are very attractive but
there are better and more advan
tages at Greenville for instruc
tion work than at Spartanburg
and therefore the encampment
will be held at Greenville. The
Second Regiment will be en
camped at Ridgewood park near
Columbia, between June 28 and
July 7 and the Third regiment
will be in camp at Aiken Jv!
12 to 21.
The preliminary in tb- .ase of
the state against P.. D. 0.
Rhame, of Summerton, was
heard by Magistrate Dickson in
Manning Saturday, and after
the testimony was all in and ar
guments made, Magistrate Dick
son sent it to court of general
sessions. This is the first case
of the kind coming up under the
Cary-Cothran law. Dr. Rhame
was charged with selling and
keeping for sale Jamaica ginger
which contains 75 per cent. of
alcohol, and when used as a bev
erage the sale is contrary to law.
J. McSain Woods, Esq., appear
ed for the prosecution and Capt.
W. C. Davis of Davis & Wein
berg, for the defense. Consid
erable interest is taken in the
matter and the outcome will be
watched eagerly, as Dr. Rhame
is a prominent citizen, and is at
present mayor of the town of
The Aiken Journal and Re
view relates this interesting in
cident: "A story of a dog's ap
preciation for service rendered is
told on the streets. The other
day a little terrier dog hobbled in
to the office of Drs. J. F. Wy
man & son, and finding no one
at home, he calmly laid himself
upon the floor, and made him
self as comfortable as possible
and waited the arrival of the
good doctors. Ere long Dr.
Hastings Wyman, Jr., came in
and upon discovering that the
dog would not leave the office,
examined him and found that
he was suffering from a broken
leg. The leg was bandaged and
now the little pup insists on re
maining with the doctor and
paying his little account (for
you know doctors don't work
for nothing). The pup is still
following the doctor about and
showing in every manner poss
ible for a dumb animal his ap
preciation of the surgical oper
ation." _____
Killedl By His Automobile
Addison E. Miller, forty years
old, a prominent banker and
farmer, was found dead beneath
his overturned automobile in a
ditch near Farmers' institute,
near Lafayette, Ind. His neck
was broken by the heavy ma
chine and he had been dead sev
eral hours. Miller left home
last evening in his four passen
ger car to keep an engagement
and failing to return during the
night a searching pary was or
T. W. Glenn, aged 75 years,
died at his home in Simpsonville.
Sherman and Sheridan's Van
If the purpose of sonie peopl<
in the North is carried out ir
erecting a monument to Gen
Phil Sheridan in the Shenan
doah Valley it would be adding
insult to injury to the Virgin
ians now living in the beauti
''ul country once so completell
destroyed by the vandal soldier.
of Gen. Sheridan. The Richland
News-Leader joins the people oi
the valley in protesting against
the erection of such a monu
ment in their county. A sub
scriber of the News-Leader, who
signs himself "Yankee," be
comes indignent because the pa
per protests against the erection
of the monument, and defends
the record of both Sherman anc
He assures the News-Leadei
that the memory of both thosE
barn burning, women insulting
and children starving vandals i(
warmly sherished "in the heart
of the Northern people" and
that "no better type of soldiers
ever lived." And finally "Yan
kee" gives it as his opinion thal
you know perfectly well tha
many Southern generals would
have done exactly as Shermar
and Sheridan had
had a che -..hern i
.,aturally the News-Leadei
takes advantage of the opportu
nity presented by "Yankee" tc
call his attention to some of thE
records to illustrate the differ
ence in methods pursued b3
some of the Southern and som
of the Northern generals whil
operating in the enemy's coun
try. As a starter the News
Leader calls attention to Gen. R
E. Lee's order, issued only thre
days before the great battle oJ
Gettysburg, when Gen. Le
was occupying the hostile terri
tory of Pennsylvania. Aftei
complimenting his troops foi
their privious good conduct, Gen.
Lee said:
"There have, however, beer
instance of forgetfulness on thE
part of some that they have ir
keeping the yet unsullied repu
tation of the army, and that th4
duties exacted of us by ciyiliza
tion and Christianity are noi
less obligatory in the country o1
the enemy than in our own.
The commanding general con.
siders that no greater disgract
could befall the army, anc
through it our whole people,
than the perpetration of th<
barbarous outrages upon the
innocent and defenceless, ani
the wanton destruction of pri
vate property that has market
the course of the enemy in ou:
country. It must be remember
ed that we make war only 0r
armed men and that we car
not take vengance for the wroni
our people have suffered withou
lowering ourselves in the eye!
of all whose abhorance has beer
excited by the atrocities of oul
enemy, and offending agains1
Him to whom vengeance belong
eth, without whose favor ani
support and efforts must al
prove in vain. The command
ing general therefore earnest1'
exhorts the troops to abstair
with most scrupulous care fron
unkeessary or wanton injur'
to private property, and he en
joins upon all officers to arres1
and bring to summary punish.
ment all who shall in any wa'
offend against the orders on thi
Against this order of Gen
Le's the News-Leader sets thit
portion of a dispatch sent b'
Gen. Hallock to G-en. Sherman
dated Dec. 24, 1865. and whici
may be found on pages 223-221
of, Gen. Sherman's Memoirs
Here is the hint, amounting t<
an order, that H alleck sent Sher
"Should you capture Charles
ton I hoypfthat by sonme acciden1
the p fce might be destroyed
an f a little salt should be sowr
g~pon its site it might preven1
the gowth of future crops of
nullification and secession."
Gen. Sherman was no doubt
delighted by this hint, as the
suggestions was in keeping with
his wellknown vandalism on
his march through Georgia and
South Carolina. Here is the re
ply of the famous barn burner
to Gen. Helleck:
"I will bear in mind your hint
as to Charleston, and do not
think salt will be necessary.
When I move on, the fiftenth
corps will bring them naturally
into Charleston first; and if you
have watched the history of
that corps you have remarked
that they generally do up their
work pretty well."
The Toeople of Anderson and
surrounding country can testify
that the fifteenth corps did "up
their work pretty well" while
passing through this section.
Small wonders, says The State,
"after this intercharge that
Clyarleston was 'accidentally'
pillage and that Columbia
was 'accidentally' burned by
this horde, of uncontrolled ruf
fians. Small wonder, after this
given and accepted hint, that a
swath a hnndred or more miles
wide of ransacked and burned
homes with their staring chim
neys marked the passage of this
vandal army through South
The fourth document present
-I for the consideration of
'ankee" by the News-Leader
is taken from the official re
cords "War of the Rebellion,"
volume 37, part 2, page 300. It
is part of a message from Gen.
Grant to Gen. Hunter, telling
him to allow his troops to
"Eat out Virginia clear and
clean as far as they could go, so
that crows flying over it, for the
balance of the season, would
have to carry their provender
with them."
These orders were executed
faithfully. The Shenandoah
Valley of Virginia is one of the
fairest, most fertiled and most
properous regions on this conti
nent. After Hunter and Sheri
dan had finished with it they
reported with satisfaction that
they had obeyed Gen. Grant's
instructions and that a crow
flying across the Valley must
carry his rations with him.
In the light of these facts, is
it surprising that the people of
Shenandoah Valley should ob
ject to having a monument to a
vandal like Sheridan erected in
their beautiful country. The
incidents quoted by the News
Leader are true. and they can
not be denied or justified by the
good people of the north. These
acts of wanton destruction by
the $hermans and Sheridans
were not necessary to the suc
cess of the armies they com
manded, but were simple vin
dictive acts of vandals, aimed at
defenceless women and chil
dren. _______
Stops at -Spatauburg.
~President Carter of the South
& Western, under which name
the Carolina, Clinchfeld & Ohio
road is officially known in this
state, filed a profile map with
-the secretary of state, according
to the charter granted the South
& Western a year ago, showing
the route of the road in this
state. According to this map,
-the .road stops at Spartanburg.
It looks like it will use other
lines from there to Columbia
and Charleston.
$2,500 For An Honest Girl.
As reward for her honesty,
Miss Lillian Hazel of New York,
will receive $2,500 from the ex
ecutors of the estate of W. P.
Wilkins, of Denver, as soon as
they can find her.
Many years ago, when Wil
kins was in New York on a
visit he lost a $100 bill.
Miss Hazel found and returned
it. He made anote of her name.
His request was entrusted to T.
H. Mathewson.
;A man isn't necessarily- a f ail
ure hbe ause he has failed.
Uncle Joe Dolls The Gloves
Uncle Joe Cannon put on the
gloves with Philadelphia Jack
O'Brien at the latter's training
quarters at the King of Prussia
Inn today, atid despite his age
he handed the pugilist a pair of
jolts which seemed to take the
latter by surprise.
"I'm not a world's champion,
but back in Illinois I used to
have something of a reputation
as a boxer," remarked the speak
"Well, you have knocked out
a few congressmen in your time"
siid a bystander.
It was while the speaker was
motoring from Valley Forge to
the Merion Cricket club, where
he was a guest at a lucheon,
that he and his party paused at
the King of Prussia Inn for re
The speaker was introduced to
O'Brien, wh> is training for his
bout with Ketchel, and the old
man conversed with the pugilist
in a manner that showed that he
was wise to the wrinkles of the
ring as well as of the tariff.
Some one suggested that
Uncle Joe show his prowess
with the gloves. "Surest thing
you know!" acquiesced the
speaker. He and O'BXien ex
changed a series of blows while
the camera men hustled to get
Jump s $4,145,787 in May. But Show
Cash Balance of $119,901.309.
The public debt of the United
States, according to a statement
issued today by the treasury de
partment increased $4,145,787
during May. The debt less
cash in the treasury on May 31,
was $1,030,129,610, recapitula
ted as follows:
Interest-bearing debt, $913,317
490, debt upon whiich has ceased
$2,987,115; debt bearing no inter
est, $383,726,313. The cash in
the treasury is made up of the
following items: Reserve fund:
Gold and bullion, $150,000,000.
Redemption fund: Gold coin,
$842,855,869; silver dollars and
bullion, $490,664,000.
General fund: Gold coin, bul
lion and certificates, $74, 263,038
silver dollars, bullion and certifi
cates, $17, 720,757; United States
notes, $7,167,021; national notes,
$25,425734; other assets, $29,
891,021; in national banks, $77,
228,886: total, $1,715, 216,619.
Against this there were out
standing. Gold certificates,
$842,855,869; silver certificates,
$486,390,000: treasury notes of
1890, $4,274,000; other liabilities,
$111,795,641; gold reserve, $150,
000,000; leaving an avoilable
cash balance of $119,901,309.
Bitten By Dog Tr'ies SuIcIde
Dan McGrady, an aged resi
dent of the Camp Ground pre
cinct, of Richland county, at
tempted to commit suicide while
in convulsions caused by the bite
of a dog reported to be suffering
with rabies. He was brought
to the city this morning and his
throat bore evidences of having
been marked with some sort of
implement, the exact cause of
the scratches it being unable to
be determined.
Mr. McGrady was given local
treatment two months ago,
Isoon after he was bitten by the
Idog.. The treatment it seems,
did not prove successful, as it is
stated that he was last night
seized with convulsions and
while in this state injured him
self about the throat.
The doctors who are attending
him here have not yet determin
ed whether hydrophobia has de
veloped as the result of the bite
of the dog, but as soon as this
question can be definitely deter
mined Mr. McGrady will be given
the best treatmient that the na
ture of his malady requires. He
Iis a Confederate veteran.-Co
lumbia Record
A man in love gives; a woman
in love forgives.
Farmers and the Automobile
The interest the farmers are
taking in the New York-Atlan
ta automobile tour shows hbw
up-to-date and enterprising they
are and will abuse the minds of
those who think the farmers are
prejudiced against automobiles
because occasionally a frisky
mule or horse shies at one. The
farmers are not prejudiced
against automobiles at all. The
automobile drivers, with few
exceptions, are most careful and
considerate of the farmers' ani
nials when they are running
over the country roads and ac
cidents are quite rare.
The farmers know that this
tour will do much not only to
advertise their county to the
world-and they know the value
of advertising, but will do much
to the interest and promotion
of improved roads. The news
papers of adjoining counties
show that the same spirit pre
vails among the farmers there.
In several counties the grand
jury, composed largely of far
mers, has endorsed the tour and
urged the county commision
ers and supervisors to improve
the roads to be used by the
Few farmers nowadays are
behind the times in any respect.
They keep up with what is go
ing on as closely as town and
city people, and they know a
good thing when they see it.
May Die From Women's At
George Englart, an English
miner, charged with slandering
women, was driven from the
town of Manifold, Pa., today by
150 women and girls. For two
miles out of town he was beaten
with clubs, pick handles and
other weapons and was rescued
from immediate death by town
officials, who got him into a
Englart is said to have been
warned repeatedly to refrain
from his alleged slanderous talk
about the women of the mining
This morning a meeting of
female residents decided to ban
ish him. Englart saw them
coming and ran.
He was repeatedly knocked
down, until he was scarcely
able to walk. His punishment
continuedI, however, until offi
cials of the town took a hand.
He was brought here and re
ceived medical attention, but it
is feared that he cannot recover.
Mrs. Englart, who recently
underwent an operation at a lo
cal hospital, fainted when told
of the affair, and is unconcious.
It is feared that she will not
survive the shock.
The district attorney was no
tified of the attack on Englart,
and the officers were sent to
Manifold last night with war
rants for the alleged leaders of
the mob.
Preacher Ys, The Dog
The incident of Rev. Arthur
Kennedy of throwing a lady's
dog through a church window
Sunday in Columbiaihas got not
only the whole town but most
of the state talking.
The church and town are
divided into factions, some roast
ing the preacher, others defend
ing him, and still others are treat
ing the whole business as a big
Great crowds will attend the
trial of the preacher tomorrow
Attorney W. H. Lyles, a dea
con in the church and a former
law partner of Mr. J. J. Mc
Mahan, who attacked the
preacher, is out in a card this af
ternoon characterizing Mr. Mc
Mahan's card and his act in
swearing out the warrant as an
indecent act of officiousness."
Walker C. Jones was drowned
in the Congaree river while fish
Why "Clemson?"
The Edgefield News, founded
a couple years ago by Win. P,
Calhoui, has ceased publication
because Mr. Calhdun, who ex
neted tooperate the Isaper as ai
atvocation, with the practice of
the law as his vocatidn, finds the
double duty too. laborious and
in the last issue of his paper
Mr. Calhoun makes a contribu
tion to current history that, com
ing from him, has more than or
dinary interest. We refer to the
references to Mr. Clemson, in
the following editorial:
"Many suggestions have been
made about the muddle at Clem
son college. We do not propose
to offer any solution, nor to con
demn any one. It does not
make any difference as to who is
right as the college has its hands
deep in the pockets of the State
and pulls as much money as it
wants, and more than it ought
to have. Clemson took his
wife's money and property that
belonged to .his granddaughter
and gave it to the State, not to
advance education, not for his
love for mankind, but simply to
gratify his vanity and private
spite. He despised his fellow
being and was without religion.
He told us several years before
hisdeath that there was no room
for an honest man in South Caro
lina. "Why," he exclaimed,
"if there was ever such a man as
Christ, and if he would come to
South Carolina he could not be
elected to the office of a con
We omit in relating the above
the number of oaths stuck in at
every point.
A college founded by st:h a
man with other people's money
through vanity and spite, can
not expect to get on smoothly.
Clemson's sole.aim in giving his
wife's money to South Carolina
was to keep the Calhoun family
from owning Fort Hill, and he
said so with many oaths; and
to make his spite complete, he
stuck his own name to the col
lege, not one dollar of the money
nor one acre of the land he gave
the State being righfully or
morally his own."
But the more astonishing par
f this business is that the col
lege should have been named
after this Pennsylvanian and
misanthrope, whom Mr. Cal
houn says was a blasphemer
and an atheist, and that while
his money, or other people's
money which he gave away, ac
cording to Mr. Calhoun-does
not furnish five per centum of
the income of the college, the
control forever remains in the
self- perpetuating agents of Mr.
South Carolina pays for the
band but has no controlling
voice in the selection of the mu
sic. Why was not the college
given the name of a South Caro
linan? Why was not its control
vested in South Carolina?-The
'Ware of ThiS CouRterfeit
A new counterfeit $5 silver
certificate has come to the at
tention of the secret service bu
reau. It is of the series of
1899 (Indian head) and is aphoto
mechanical production printed
on bond paper of good quality,
blue ink lines having been used
to imitate the silk fiber of the
According to Acting Chief
Moran, of the bureau the poor
character of workmanship on 2
the Indian head, should be the
means of detecting the counter- -
feit now in circulation.
The color and workmonship of
the blue seal, and numbers, and
large numerals are far from in
ferior, the back of the note being
especially deceptive.
Chief-of Police J. G. Darby of
Batesburg has been arrested on
the charge of attempted assault, -
the complainant being a woman
whom he was boa'rding. The
officer was released on bond in
the sum of $1L000.

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