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Entered A pril 23, 1903 at Pickens, S. C. as second elass matter, under act of Congreux of 3larch 3, 1879
39th Year PICKE NS. C 0., JUNE, 24, 1909. Number 12
State News ]
All th~ a NOWS from vIT
A park for colored reople has
been opened in Columbia.
Forty-five boys in Florence
county have entered the state
corn contest.
Nine young ladies graduated
from the Confederate Home Col
lege in Charleston this week.
E. Robert J ames, a well known
citizen of Darlington, is dead af
ter a few minutes illness from
heart failure.
The Manning board of trade is
to establish a tobacco experi
ment farm for the benefit of the
farmers of that section.
The Furman trustees conferr
ed the degree of Doctor of Divini
ty upon Rev. R. W. Lide, of Dar
lington, and Rev. Rufus Ford of
In the court of sessions in Char
leston this week three negroes
were tried on charges of criminal
assault. The victims in each
c ise were colored.:
The: town of Brookland, in
Lexingto, sity, has issued
$10,000 'r bonds for erecting a
uilding. The bonds
cago firm for
The Arcadia ott" mill at
Spartanburg, of whicaDr. H. A.
Ligon is president, is to be en
larged by the addition of 10,000
spindles and 260 loom' making
the total evuipment 55,00 spin
dies and 600 looms.
Belton Goff, a well known
young white man, 22 years of
age and unmarried, whose home
was about seven miles from
Camden was killed by lightning.
He was going from his barn to
the house when struck.
At a congregational meeting
of the Newberry A. R. P. church
on Sunday, a call was extended
to Rev. W. B. Lindsay, of Mem
phis, Tenn., to become the pastor
of the church. It is not known
whether he will accept.
A shock of oats in a field on
Mr. John Black's plantation
near Greenwood was struck by
lightning Monday afternoon.
It was set on fire and burned un
til consumed, although a heavy
- rain was falling at the time.
Twenty-five negro laborers,
employed on a sewerage exten
sion in Spartanburg, have gone
-on a strike for higher wages.
They were getting $1 a day, and
the contractor says he can get
plentv of others at that price.
The state board of assessors of.
South Carolina will meet in Co
lumbIa Thursday. Mr. H. P.
Gadsden of Charleston, is chair
man of the board, and the vari
ouis textile and other manufact
uring concerns will be passed.
Narris Johnson, a negro in
Barnwell county, had a mule1
to die several days ago. In its
death agonies the mule seized
the negro by the leg and bit it
severely. The leg will have to
be amputated. the doctors say.
The trustees of Furman Uni
versitv conferred the degree of
LL. D., upon Professor Noah K.
Davis, formerly of the Universi
ty of Virginia, and upon Prof.
W. J. McGlothlin, of the South
ern Baptist Theological Semina
Dr. Win. E. Hatcher of Vir
gina has just closed a successful
revival at Batesburg. Dr. Hatch
* er is now over 75 years 01(1 and
has b~een an active minister for
5:3 years. He is still remarkably
active, and frequently preaches
three sermons a day.
Jack Riley's house at Calhoun,
was struck by lightning, set on
fire and burned last Tuesday ev
ening. The electric storm
around Clemson, Mr. W. G.
Mauldin says, who was there,
was the most terrific that he has
ever seen, and he is 57 years old.
.7 soction of Sod uthCagina,
Extensions are being made t<
Sumter's water works system
Messrs. Albert Anderson ani
W. G. Childs were in Lauren!
this week and submitted to th
chamber of commerce drawing.
of the proposed new depot foi
Laurens. They have asked,
however, that an eighteer
months' extension of timer b
Dr. W. J. Westmoreland,
a leading physician of
Greer, died Saturday in a hos
pital in Phi'adelphia where he
had gone for treatment for a
stomach tr..cable. He was prom.
inent in the days of the old Far
mers' Alliance and is well
known throughout the state.
The Clarendon county grand
jury i-eturned "no bill" in the
case of the state vs. D. 0.
Rhame charged with violation of
the dispensary law. This is the
case of the Summerton druggist
against whom a case was recent
ly made for selling Jamaicagin
ger. While the many friends
of Dr. Rhame, who is mayor of
Summerton, are glad that he
is not forced to face a trial, still
there are others who regret that
the case was not allowed to zo
on in order to test the law.
A broken telephone wire
which had fallen over an elec
tric light wire, came near caus
ing a serious accident near the
Atlantic Coast Line freight de
pot in Sumter yesterday morn
ing. Mr. C. W. Smith, while
riding horse-back, came in con
tact with the wire, which struck
the horse on the leg, throwing
him to the ground and hurling
Mr. Smith over the horse's head.
The horse fell clear of the wire
but in rising touched the wire
again and was again thrown.
This time however, he fell
away from the wire and was
riot seriously hurt. Fortunate
ly Mr. Smith did not come in
contact with the wire, and suf
fered only a bad shaking up by
his fall.
Citizens of Greenville who
are interested in the plan of is
suing bonds for the,. paving of
Main and Washington streets
and the building of a newv bridge
at the foot of Main street, will
meet in the board of trade rooms
on Thursday evening at 8
o'clock. It is the purpose of
those who have considered the
matter at some length to pave
the twothoroughfares with vitri
fied brick and to issue bonds in
sum of $300,000 for this purpose.
The plan suggested for con
sideration contemplates the pay
ment by the property owners of
one-half of the cost, the Trac
tion company such proportion
as it may be responsible for and
the city the remainder. One
half of the cost of the bridge
will be paid by the Traction
company and1 the other half by
the city.
A reward has been offered by
Governor Ansel for Melvin Wat
son, colored, who waylaid and
shot John Watson, at Grecen
Sea,Horry county. Wednesday.
The amount of reward is 8100,
and Governor Ansel states: 'I
was shocked to hear of this as
sassination. I hope that he may
be apprehended and brought t o
justice." The letter to Gov
ernor Ansel from Mr. J. P.
Derham, former comptroller
general, whose boy was on the
wagon when Mr. Watson was
shot, states that the killing was
"a case of murder, pure and
simple a cold-blooded and delib
erate unprovoked murder. Our
people have been scouring the
country for the murderer." The
escaped negro is described as be
ing a ginger cake mulatto, gray
eyes, about 25 years old, 145
pounds in weight, 5 feet, 9
inches tall, with his right arm
if and of sullen disnoitnm
The new Methodist church at
Fort Lawn was dedicated Sun
Spartanburg will ask for the
reunion of Confederate veterans
in 1910.
The State Epworth League
will meet at St. George, June 22,
1 23 and 24.
The annual convention of the
State Funeral Directors' associ
ation will be held in Charleston,
June 22-23.
Crops in Chester county have
been badly damaged by hail.
They were alnost destroyed in
sonie places.
The South Carolina Cotton
Seed Crushers' association is
holding its annual meeting in
I Charleston this week.
Dr. T. M. McCetchen and fam
ily of Seneca left last week to
make their future home in Dil
lon, in the lower part of the state.
A five-room house belonging
to G. W. Buchanan at Green
wood was struck by lightning
Friday afternoon and destroyed
bv fire.
The court of sessions of Rich
land county adjourned on Satur
day, after a long and busy term.
Out of the 70 cases on the dock
et only six were continued.
It is announced that the Ban
na mills of Goldville will double
its capacity, to do which $75,000
of preferred stock will be issued.
Practically all this amount has
already been subscribed. Mr.
George M. Wright, president of
this mill, has been in charge
only two years, during which
time he has developed the prop
erty wonderfully and given the
enterprise a well deserved stand
ing in the industrial world.
That Olanta is going to be the
seat of a new county in the near
future seems very probably.
The proposed territory cuts cor
ners from Florence, Sumter,
Clarendon and Williamsburg
counties. The area and amount
of taxable property included in
the survey have been found to
comply with the constitutional
requirements for the formation
of new counties, and at the same
time do not infringe upon the
rights of the old counties con
Prof. Clarence Boyd, who was
*offered the position of assistant
Latin professor at Wofford Col
lege, has refused, owing to the
fact that he had just accepted
the chair of Latin and Greek in
the Tallahassee (Fla.) Fe
male college when the offer
from Wofford was extended
him. Prof. Clarence Boyd
graduated from Wofford several
years ago. For a year or two
he taught Latin in Central Col
lege, Missouri. This year he'
takes his Ph. D. degree at the
University of Wisconsin.
Mr J. E. Barton of Easley, a
member of the graduating class
of Furman this year, has made
a remarkable record in two re
spects which deserve special
mention. He has been present
at every chapel service for the
past four years; and1 for three
years he has served as bell ring
er. The faculty can recall only
one instance in the three years
when the b~ell was rung off time,
and1 then only a few minutes off.
You may set your watch by Mr.
Jerry Easley Barton-so says
the president of Furman.
Governor Ansel has offered a
reward of $50 for the apprehen
sion and conviction of a certain
party or parties who shot and
killed four cows belonging to
Mr. W. P. Widemian, of Abbe
ville (0ounty, who lives on
the rural route from Troy.
Several petitions were presented.
1to the governor in reference to
the matter. Mr. Wideman in*
his letter states that he has had
four fine Jersey cows shot down
in his pasture in the past several
weeks, and that he believed that
if the governor would offer a re
ward the guilty person or
perons would be apprehended. I
The women's clubs of Rock
Hill have opened a public Lib
J. C. Cox has been appointed
United States commissioner at
Abbeville to succeed H. T. Ward
law, deceased.
Monroe Gantt, white, was
tried at Aiken for killing a negro
at a negro dance several weeks
ago and acquited.
Mr. E. W. Gaillard has moved
his family from North Carolina
to Westminster, and it is said,
will establish a newspaper.
The city of Chester has gone
out of the electric lighting busi
ness and has granted the fran
chise to the Southern Power
The Farmers Bank and Trust
company of Sumter will open
branch banks at Pinewood and
Summerton, small towns in
Sumter county.
Ed O'Neil, a Charleston young
man, attempted to commit sui
cide at Aiken by drinking lauda
nuni. The quick presence of a
physician saved his life.
The Beaumont cotton mills at
Spartanburg will be enlarged in
the near future by the addition
of 25,000 spindles and 600 looms.
The work of construction has
Rev. A. A. James, an aged
Presbyterian minister of Spar
tanburg county, was thrown
from his buggy and painfully
hurt. His horse became fright
ened at an automobile.
Dr. B. L. Wiggins, vice chan
cellor of the university of the
South at Suwanee, Tenn., is
dead. He was a native of South
Carolina, having been born in
the lower part of the state.
Out of 13 applicants for teach
ers' certificates at the recent ex
amination held in Lancaster
county only one passed, Miss
Connie Porter. Miss Porter was
awarded a first grade certificate.
Officers Harbin, Merrick and
Gaines captured an illicit distil
lery on Ramsay's creek, eight
miles from Walhalla, last Satur
day night. One man was cap
tured at the still and lodged in
The Progress reports a chicken
shown by Mr. H. H. Robinson,
of Union, that has four legs, four
wings, two backs and two necks,
but only one head. It lived only
a short while after being hatch
The Columbia State of Tues
day says: Quite a little excite
ment was created on GervaisI
street yesterday morning by the
biting of a little girl, little Miss
Naomi McCarthey, by a baby
leopard. The child was more
frightened than hurt, the teeth
of the leopard not 'penetrating
very deeply into the skin, al
though the stocking of the lit
tle girl was badly torn and the
wearer of the stocking badly
frightened. The leopard is a
well known curiosity having
the Congaree house as its place
of abode, where it can be seen
playing most of the time."
Columbia Record: The comp
troller general's office has just
completed the checking up of'
the accounts of the late County
Treasurer H. A. D. Neely of
York, who held that position
for 28 consecutive years. He
had on hand at the time of his
death a balance of $40,07:3,
which was on deposit in the var
ious banks of the county. As
was always the case his books
were in splendid condition and*
the comptroller general's office
had no difficulty in checking
him up. He was one of the few
treasurers of the state who got
his monthly report in pronmply
each month. In brief he was
just about the best county treas-'
urer this state has ever had at
any point. In his 28 years'
work he handled funds amount
ing to over three and a half mil
lion dollars, an average of
about $130,000 a year, for which
work he was paid $900 a year.
Frank Dukes, a merchant of
Orangeburg, has been adjudged
a bankrupt.
Considerable interest is felt in
Greenville in the approaching
municipal primary. The three
candidates already out for
mayor are G. Hayward Mahon,
the incumbent, Alderman J. C.
Milford and Mr. John B. Mar
shall. The race promises to be
warm and the outcome will de
pend largely on the issues pre
Requisition papers have been
issued from the office of gover
nor Ansel, for the arrest of
Yancy Fuller, who is now in
Atlanta. He is being held for
the authorities in Laurens coun
ty. Fuller is accused of optain
ing goods under false pretense.
The prosecuting witness is L. B.
Dillard. The arrest is to be made
by J. D. Owings, agent for this
The eight year old son of Mr.
Toim Nickels of Abbeville was
bitten by a dog that has since
been pronounced mad by the
Pasteur Institute in Atlanta.
Dr. C. C. Gambrell will get the
virus fresh every day and treat
the boy at home. Early in
April the South Carolina state
board of health authorized the
establishment of a Pasteur
institute in Columbia, but it
seems they are not in position
yet to treat patients.
The board of railroad asses
sors will meet in Columbia in
the office of the comptroller
general on June 24. This board
consists of the following: R. H.
Jennings, state treasurer; R. M.
McCown, secretary of state; J.
F. Lyon, attorney general; J.
P. H. Earle, chairman of the
railroad commission, and A. W.
Jones, chairman. It assesses
the following property Rail
roads, telegraph companies,
telephone companies, palace car
and express companies.
Governor Ansel and Commis
sioner Watson are working on
a scheme to get the next Nation
al Irrigation congress on the
Atlantic Seaboard. The idea is
to have a delegation represent
ing the two Carolinas, Georgia
and Fl.'rida, headed by the four
governors to attend the Spokane
meeting in August in a special
car and extend the invitation.
Charleston has a good chance
for the convention. It is desired
for its affect on the solution of
the drainage problem.
Anderson Babb a negro escap
ed from the Lexington chain
gang some time Saturday mor
ning. He was a trusty and had
been the cook for the gang for
several months. He carried a
suit of clothes and a double bar
relled shotgun. Babb was one
of the prisoners from the peni
tentiary and his time would
have expired in July. He was
sent up from Greenville county
for a term of seven years. This
makes about seven prisoners to
escape from the Lexington
chaingang during the last six
Mr. W. V. Hegler, of the
Primus section of Lancaster
county, had a unique experience
last 'Wednesday. He went to
his blacksmith shop to do some
work, and on unertaking to op
erate the bellows he found that
it wouldnt work. While try
ing to ascertain the cause of the
trouble a snake stuck its head
out of the hole. Hegler se
cured a pair of tongs and with
drew the reptile and killed it.
[t was a large chicken snakeI
about six feet long. Returning
to his bellows Mr. Heglar found
that it still wouldn't work, and
while examining it, another
snake's head was thrust out of
the hole. The astonished far-*
mner pulled it out also with his
tongs and killed it. The snakes
were both of the same kind and
size. There is now a very of
fensive odor about the bellows,
and Mr. Hegler thinks that
there is one or more dead snakes
in it.
The physicians of Saluda
county have started an active
anti-tuberculosis campaign.
William H. Miller, an R. F.
D. carrier of Ninty-Six, was
thrown. from his buggy and his
leg broken.
John Kirby an*Dr. H. A. Ed
wards of Diilbn had a shooting
scrape. Dr. Edwards was pain
fully hurt and Kirby dangerous
ly shot. Kirby was drunk, it is
According to the prospectus
received in Laurens this week
from Architect Sirrine of Green
ville, the proposed trolley line
from Laurens to Clinton will
cost $180,000. The estimates
have been sent to the Clinton
business league, and a joint
meeting will be held at an early
A letter has been received at
the governor's office from a
Florence lady asking advice con
cerning the offering of the re
ward for her son who disappear
ed on June 1 from the Broad
oaks Sanitarium at Morganton,
N. C. It seems that the young
man was carTied to the sanita
rium the latter part of May.
On the evening of June 1 he
left the place and has not been
heard of since.
There is good reason to believe
that the movement which has
been on for some time to have
the .mail from Colon and prob
ably other Central and South
American counties sent through
the port of Charleston, is about
to bear results. It is known
that Charleston is considered the
"convenient port" at Washing
ton, and information has been
received that in a few days an
official announcement on the
subject is likely to be-made.
During the electrical and rain
storm Monday afternoon a son
of Dr. R. A. Turner and a son
of J. F. Turner, were badly
shocked by lightening, while
hitching their horse to a tree on
Main street at Clifton. The
horse was killed. The boys were
caught in the rain and drove up
under a tree for shelter. While
they were in the act of tieing
the horse a bolt of lightning
struck and they were knocked
down. At first it was thought
they were killed, but in a few
minutes they came around al
right and at last reports were
doing well. The horse was
instantly killed. The tree un
der which they sought shelter
was nst barked in any place.
One afternoon last week Mr.
John Perry of Newberry turned
his cow in his front yard to eat
grass. While the cow was graz
ing Mr. Perry's little girl Mil
dred, aged three or four years,
was playing in the yard. The
cow being a gentle one there
was no thoughts of danger.
Suddenly the cow made a dash
at the little girl, caught her up
on its horns and threw her some
distance, then rushed at her
again. Mr. Perry, being near
by, rushed at the cow and gave
it a tremendous kick in time to
save the child. The child was
right badly bruised, the horns
of the cow tearing her clothing
entirely off and making an
ugly mark nearly the length of
the body. But for the fact that
the horn of the cow had been
broken off and was consequent
ly blunt, the child would likely
have been gored to death before
the father could have interfer
ed. Mr. Perry in kicking the
cow severely spraindd his hip,
and was laid up a day or two at
home, and is still quite lame.
rer rafants anA chaadre.
The Kind You llav Alwsp Dnght
lAgnatur. of
*hs n euf e h al
Quaint Old Negro Candy Man Had an
Interestng Career-Said to Have
Been More Than a Cen
tury Old.
The death of Hannibal, the negro
candy man, has left Yale with no mas
cot but "Pop" Warner, the cross-eyed'
empressman, whose auto truck uow
takes an official crowd to all the ath
letic games. "Pop" has just made his
debut, and it will be years before he
attains the fame of "Pop" Smith,.
"Davy, the candy man," "Murray, the
hackman," and Hannibal.
In many respects Hannibal was the
most remarkable of the long list of,
Yale favorites. He was gifted with a
versatility granted to few men, black
or white. He was one of the campus
favorites in 1869, when G. F. Woods
wrote in "Four Years at Yale:"
"Candy Sam's chief rival is a crafty
black man named Hannibal, whose en
trance into the room is always ac
companied by some such formula as:
'Not wishing to disturb the gentlemen
in their studies I call to see if either
of the gentlemen would like to invest
in purchasing from me some packages
of superior old-fashioned home-made
molasses candy.' This rigmarole, like
the rest of Hannibal's speeches, is de
livered with the greatest appearance
of gravity and without pause or in
fection of any sort."
Hannibal's age was in dispute. He
was said to have crossed the century
mark. One of his original sayings
when asked how old he was used to be
that he had a faint recollection of
the first thunderstorm in Connecticut.
The mock orations he delivered will
live in the memory of Yale men as
long as they cherish a recollection of
the university, and hardly an alumnus
will read of his death without re
calling some anecdote of the old negro
who sold candy, gave boxing lessons,
sleight of hand exhibitions, sang and
danced and made speeches on all
Early in life he was an instructor
in boxing in the Yale gymnasium. He
was one of the quickest pugilists in
action who ever struck a blow, and he
met George Dixon in several bouts
without the former negro world's'
champion getting the decision. He
was thrown into a room with John L.
Sullivan when that champion was at
the height of his popularity. John L.
at that time weighed more than 250
pounds, and when Hannibal ws. asked
if he wished to meet the champint.- -.
answered: "Hannibal is not Mahomet,
and must refuse to mix it up with the
Approaching a group of college stu
dents, Hannibal used to say: "Not
wishing to interrupt the gentlemen,
and wholly in the search for knowl
edge, which has been my unvarying
custom through life, I would like to
ask the gentlemen here a queston,
What is the first thing a gentleman
puts on when he gets up in the morn
Everybody took a chance in an
swering, and when all had finished
Hannibal would say: "Not wishing to
place myself above the gentlemen
present in knowledge, I beg to say
that all you gentlemen are wrong. The
first thing a gentleman puts on in the
morning is his foot--on the floor."
His Latin orations were his ape
cialities. He had attended commence
ments half a century ago, had learned
by heart some of the addresses and
had copied the pronunciation of the
Had Extraordinary Taste.
A woman with two little girls alight
ed from her motor car for tea at a res
taurant in a midland town in England,
recently, and ate an extraordinary
meal. She o'rder-ed tea, a Welsh rab
bit and a bottle of port wine. When
the order had been given she took
from the cruet stand a bottle of Wor
cestershire sauce, put it to her lips
and emptied it down her throat. She
then lifted the anchovy sauce bottle
to her lips and emptied that. Then
she picked up a bottle of tomato ketch-J
up and drank that. The waitress had
now come in with the Welsli rabbit,
the port and the tea. Then the-womn
drank the port, then eagerly emptied .
the mustard pot on the Welsh rabbit*
and, while she was eating it, ordered
another bottle of port. While her
mother was thus engaged one of th
little girls picked up the cream 3
put her tongue into it and lickedAi
Hearing Both Sides.
Last summer there died at Was
ington a lawyer who for many yea
had shocked a large number of hi
friends by his rather liberal view
touching religion.
A friend of the deceased, who c
short a Canadian trip to hurry b.
to Washington for the purpose of a
tending the last rites of his colleagu
entered the late lawyer's home so
minutes after the beginnhg of
"What part of the service is t1
he inquired in a whisper of ano
legal friend standing in the crow
"I've just come myself," said
other, "but I believe they've o
fot the defense."-Harper's "ekl
Child 1
"Didn't he roll h~
asked little Doroth
guished foreignerha
I"I didn't notice,"
"but I aw him r11ll

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