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Entered April 23, 1903 at PYkens, S. C. as second class matter, under act of Congress of MNu
39th Year PICKENS, S. C., AUGUST 5", 1909. Nme 1
State News I
All thi Lat Nw from Zvi,
John H. Willing of Greenwood
vill open a wholesale grocery
store at Clinton.
The Recorder is the name of a
weeklv-paper recently establish
ed at Ridgeway.
John E. Russel, aged 55 years,
a prominent citi/n (:f Darling
ton, is (lead at, his home.
The funeral of Judge J. H.
Hudson was held in Bennetts
ville Saturdav with masonic
The capital stock of the Paco
let Maui; Vacuring company has
been i$en-ased fmm $2,000,000
to 3,000,00).
A steamship line between
Charleston and Panama will be
established this fall. Ships will
sail every nine days.
Postmaster General Hitchcock
will attend the convention of
the postmasters of the state to
be held in Columbia oil Sept. 7.
Representative Ellerbe, who
has been ill in Providence Hos
pital in Washington for two
months with a broken lin ,wi,
be able to leave for his home at
Sellers .the tter part of this
The body of Capt. Jjervey
U. S. A., who died a few ke-eks
ago at Maiila, is expected to
reach C)lumbia in a day or two
The young officer will be buried
with military honors by a detail
from Fort Moultrie.
The Southern Power Com
pany is engaged in erecting steel
towers between Spartanburg
and its power plant at Ninety
Six Islands on Broad River and
within less than two weeks time
the towers of the power com
pany will be erected in the sub
urbs of that city.
On August 31 and election
will be held in Newberry county
on the question of issuing $300,
000 worth of bonds for the pur
pose of buiidin,.:good roadls, and
the question is being pretty gen
erally discussed prio and con.
The consensus. of opinion at
present is that the bond issue
witl be defeated.
Robert R. Nix, son of Henry
Nix, died Sunday afternoon at
his home. near Traveler's Rest.
Mr. Nix was a goodt man, a good
citizen and a -consistent member
of the Enoree Baptist church.
Mr. Nix was fifty-two years old
and( had been sick for a long
time. He leaves seven children
andl a wife to mourn his death.
A commission has been issued
by the secretary of state to the
Conastee Mill of Greenville coun
tv. The capital stock of the
company is $200,000. The peti
tioners of the conmpany are WV. E.
Beattie, Ellison A. Smyth, L.
W. Parker and Thomas I. Char
les. They will operate the old
Reedyv Riv-er mills, which was
sold at auction some time ago.
A suit againist the city of Co
lumnbia for $44,277. :33 has been
filed in the United States circuit
court by the Georgia Engineer
ing conmpany, through their at
torneys. Messrs. Thomas &
Thomas and 1). WV. Robinson,
gr. wing out of an alleged con
tracr miade for the paving of
Main street. Columbia, wvhich
contract the plaintiff claims
was violoted, causing a loss.
Little Albert James, the one
year old son of Dr. F. G. James,
of Greer, (lied Monday at 4 o'clock
W hile play ing out on the porch
the child found a box of morph
ine which his father is supposed
to have dropped and like all
children will, began eating it.
When his mother came out she
found her baby sitting i'ere eat
ing the deadly poison. She hur
riedlyv (alled in physicians, but
it W:ts too late, for the little one
had already gone into convul
ry Soction of Soath hniha.
Two moonshine stills were de
stroyed in Greenville county bN
United States officers. -
The town of Walterboro wil
issue bonds in the suni of $20,
000 for the purpose of building
a new school house.
Lightning struck a cedar treE
in Laurens connty, killed twc
cows, three birds and two chick
ens that had sought shelter dur
ing a thunder storm.
.The Cook-Green FurniturE
company of Walterboro, has
been chartered, the capital be
ing $3,000. W. S. Cook is pres
ident and E. D. Green, secretary
and treasurer.
Six hundred bales of cotton
were purchaseed in Cherokee
county by agents for G. H. Mc
Fadden & Co. The price paid
was 12 cents and the amount
was about $35,000..
Three negro preachers were
lodged in jail in Greenville
Saturday on the charge of dis
turbing religious worship. The
trouble occured over whose turn
it was to preach.
The secretary of state has is
sued a charter to the Bank of
Wagener of Aiken county. The
capital stock is $10,000, and P.
M. Gunter is president and E. B.
Jackson secretary and treasurer.
According to an official order
sent out by Governor Ansel all
of the county dispensaries will
close on August 2. The opinion
of Attorney General Lyon is up
held, the opinion being mailed to
the different county boards.
A commission has been issued
the Dillon Manufacturing coi
pany, of Dillon. This concern
having a capital of $10,000, will
manufacture coffins, brick, cas
kets, doors and sashes. The
peitioners are T. A. Dillon and
C. F. O'Ferrell.
Mr. J. D. Nisbet of the Jack
sonham section of Lancaster
county, reports what appears to
be the effects of the boll wevil's
work in his cotton. He hasn't
found any weevil's yet, but the
damage to the cotton plants, he
says, is exactly like that the
pests are known to do.
George Myers, a state consta
ble, was accidently shot at 11
Society street in Charleston
Sunday morning. He dropped
his pistol to the floor, and it was
discharged, the bullet entering
his stomach. Myers was car
ried to the Roper hospital. It is
feared the wound will prove fa
A special from Lexington says
crops in that county are burn
ing up for the want of rain.
Cotton is suffering most and
the. crop will be a great deal
shorter than last year. Every.
thing has been put in excellent
condition, and with rain in the
next day or two there might be
a considerable conme-out in the
younger crops.
Oscar Melton, an 01(1 negro
man, was found dead in his field
on Mr. Rose's farm near Flor.
ence Saturday. The old fellow
left home Thursday afternoon tc
go and inspect his crop, but nev
er returned. He was found next
morning in the field dead. The
coroner viewed the body and
gave permission for burial, an
inquest not being necessary.
Deputy Sheriff H. H. Lock
hart, of Cherokee, arrested a
negro named Alonzo Lockhart,
who is charged with enticing la
borers to leave th' state in vio
ition of the statute covering
such cases, and took him before
Magistrate Camp. who coml)mit
ted1 him to jail for trial one day
this week in default of bond.
Lockhart has retained counsel
to represent him, and claims
that he is not guilty of the of
fence charged against him.
The hotel Royal at Lancaster
was damaged by fire Wednesday
In a drunken row among neg
roes at Florence, Charles Thom
as was killed by Lewis Simmons.
J. B. Fuller, a well known cit
izen of Lexington died in Ashe
ville, where he had gone for his
John Aiken, colored, has been
arrested in Orangeburg on the
charge of killing Mingo J6hns
ton in Colleton.
The secretary of state has
granted the Bank of Latta the
right to increase its capital from
$25,000 to $50.000.
Kess Thomas was shot and
mortally wounded by Lewis
Sinnions-both colored-at a
picnic in Florence county.
Cammon Speeks, colored, has
been arrested in Lexington for
the murder of a negro named
Perry about four years ago.
Chester Kennedy is being tried
at Barnwell for the second time
on the charge of being implicat
ed in the murder of Perry Ussery.
The authorities of Richland
and Kershaw counties are pre
paring plans to build a first-class
roadway between Camden and
The first annual convention of
the Palmetto State Stenogra
phers' association will be held at
the Atlantic Beach hotel, Sulli
van's Island, August 6 and 7.
The Southern Power company
is getting ready to run a line in
to Newberry at an early day,
with the expectation of making
contracts with some of the mills
and other enterprises needing
H. L. McElree, a negro prea
cher of Spartanburg, was con
victed in a magistrate's court
on a charge of failure to give
his mule food and water often
enough and given a sentence of
$50 fine or 30 days on the chain
The friends of the Rev.
George E. Davis, pastor of the
Orangeburg Baptist church, will
be pleased to learn that he is re
garded out of danger from the
recent severe and prolonged at
tack of typhoid fever, and that,
barring unlooked for complica
tions his entire recovery will be
What was going to be a fine
fox chase in Chester was spoiled
a few days ago by the interfer
ence of Mr. J. G. L. White, game
warden. A fox had been secur
ed when Mr. White got wind of
what was going to happen and
took a hand, ordering the animal
to be released( without a chase.
Mr. Alexander A. Stanton. one
of Marlboro's oldest citizens, was
fou.nd dead in his bed Tuesday
morning. Mr. Stanton was sev
enty-seven years old and a Con
federate veteran. He has been
in feeble health for some time,
but was not thought to be in a
serious condition. He has been
a sufferer for some time from
At Chester the Springtein Mill
is changing this week from
steam to electririty, and within
two or three (lays, barring acci
dents, the entire machinery of
the mill will be driven by elec
tricity. Some of the motars
were put into operation this
moringandl others are being
startd upas rapidIy as possible.
The Springtein will probab)ly
use, all told, about 600 or 750
horse poweri.
A member of the dispensary
board of Fairfield count-v writes
that he will not (close the dlispen
sary in1 that county after the
18th which is the day following
the election but will keep the
same open. This is contrary to
the opinion rendered by the at
torney general who says that
the dispensar ies must remain
closed until the election is de
clared. Some other county
boards are said to be threatening
the same thing.
The Lexington county fai
will be held on October 26th, 27t]
and 28th.
H. B. Stringfellow, a farme
of Aiken county, dropped dea,
while ploughing.
Solicitor J. K. Henry of Ches
ter will be in the race for con
gress from the Fifth district nex
A charter has been granted t
the Charleston Refinery com
pany of Charleston. Capita
The plant of the Eddy Lak
Lumber C(mpany at Conwa:
was destroyed by fire. Los
about $60,000.
A charter has been granted ti
the Spartanburg Athletic associ
ation of Spartanburg. Capita
$2,500. The company will pro
mote baseball and other amuse
Senator B. R. Tillman has ac
cepted an invitation to be presen
at and deliver a speech at the bil
rally of the Chester Count,
Farmers' Union at Richburg oi
Tuesday, August 17.
The Southern Express com
pany has notified the commis
sion that they ordered an ex
press office to be opened at Court
ney near Seneca and that sup
plies for the office had been ship
Construction train are beini
operated on the Carolina, Clinch
field and Ohio road from Spartan
burg to Pacolet river, the layini
of rails having been completed t
that point. At this point thi
trestle gang is at work erectinj
a splendid steel trestle supporte<
by concrete piers, across the riv
er. Just as soon as the trestle i.
completed track laying will b
resumed to Broad river.
Alfred Jenkins colorcd, wa
convicted and sentenced to hanj
Tuesday in the Georgetown cour
on the charge of an attempte<
criminal assault upon a youni
woman several weeks ago
Gov. Ansel received a messag,
Tuesday from there saying tha
the day passed off quietly with
out trouble. When the troubli
occurred Jenkins was brought t<
Columbia for safe keeping. Th<
execution will take place r
August 13.
It may be the old granite wall
of the state capitol or it may b
that all are too busy to think o
such trivial matters yet a youni
lady from the Piedmont sectioi
of the state remarked that sh
considered it a reflection 0:
the state of South Carolina tha
there were so many bachelor
and widowers in the capitol
An investigation reveals tha
there are no less than 17 bach~
elors and 14 young ladies wh<
holdpositions in the capitol.
The little mill town of Gler
dale, four miles from Spartar
burg, was startled over a repor
that T. A. Lockman, married
and employed in store of the E
E. Converse company, and Mis
Elise Phillips, a graduate c
Limestone College, formerly en
ployed as a bookkeeper in th
store has eloped. The reporti
that Mrs. Lockman was on a vis
it to relatives in North Carolin
and during her absence Lock
man and Miss Phillips drov
through the country from Pacc
let and boarded a train for Cc
Mr. Solomon Hall who live
about two miles below Harts
ville, committed suicide abou
noon by placing a single-barrel
ed shotgun to his abdomen, lear
ing over it and pulling the trig
ger with his toe. Death was al
most instantaneous. Mr. Ha
was a man about 50 years ol
anc a rather prosperous an
hard-working farmer. He wj
of an erratic disposition and b<
f ore this has given evidence c
insanity. It is thought that th
immediate cause of his rash dee
was trouble and desperation ove
two of his daughters, who ai
hopelessly insane at the asylur
in Columbia,
r R. A. Coleman of Saluda, N.
i C., accidentally shot himself
while shooting squirrels.
r John Aiken, Jr., has been ar
rested at Walterboro on the
charge of killing Mingo Jenkins.
A commission has been issued
to the Fairfield News, of Ridge
t way. The capital of the com
- pany is $2,000.
' A three-year-old child of Ed
- Ryan, colored, at Johnson was
1 shot and killed by the accidental
discharge of a gun in the
a hands of Frank Miles, colored,
r aged 20 years.
s Willie Bethune, sentenced to
be hanged at Manning on Fri
day, has been reprieved by Gov
- ernor Ansel untill next March,
I when new trial will be asked for
-I in the supreme court.
~ The investigation into con
ditions at the Hospital for the
- Insane was to have been resum
t ed this week after a recess last
4 ing several weeks. But the
r commission will not be called
1 together at this time on account
of unavoidable circumstances.
- A telegram from the Chairman,
- Senator Neils Chrisenson, of
- Beaufort, announces that the
- inquiry will not be resumed un
- til in the fall of the year as the
- stenographer has been unable to
transcribe his notes.
( At Greer it is stated that the
- new mill building will be com
- pleted by the first of September,
Swhen the work of installing the
machinery will be taknn.
a President Robinson is quoted as
r saying the mill will be in oper
I ation by January 1 of next
- year. Approximately 5100,000
will be expended in construction
a the balance going for machin
ery and fixtures. The mill will
be operated with electric power,
furnished by the Southern pow
er company, of Charlotte,N. C.
I Harry Ellis, a black negro
r boy of about seventeen or eigh
. teen years of age, was brought
3 to Greenville Saturday night be
b tween twelve and one o'clock by
- Deputy Maddox of Grove town
a ship near Piedmont, about ten
) miles from the city. Ellis is
a charged with an attempt to ray
1 ish a young white sii of goodt
family in that neighborhood.
SThere was some talk of lynch
Sing the negro after the deed was
Scommitted, but the officers man
aged to get him to Greenville be
Sfore the mob could get up cour
e age to perform the deed.
1 State Superindent of Educa
t tion Swearingen has sent out
S two hundred educational comn
-paign bulletins to each of the
t county superintendents of the
-state which are to be distrib
Suted at each of the meetings to
be held in the different counties
-of the state during the month
-of A ugust, It is only a few days
Suntill the campaign will com
mence. Announcement for all
of the speakers who are to speak
sat the county meetings will be
made within a few days. Over
-one hundred of the most promi
e men in the state in business,
law teachers and college presi
.dents have been secured by the
a committee to attend the county
-meetings and make a ldresses.
e Louis Vanderford a white boy,
16 years of age, and a son of Ash
more Vanderford, a well known
farmer, shot and killed himself
s near his father's house, in the
-Lockhart section of Union coun
t ty at an early hour Monday
-morning. It appears that the
-young man was in good spirits
and -free from trouble. He
- wished to go to work on the pub
[1 lic road, but his father refused
to allow this and ordered him to
go to school. At this the boy
s took a Winchester rifle from the
- house and went into some woods
f two or three hundred yards dis
e tance. The noise (f a shot was
soon heard from that direction,
r and on investigation, the body
e of the rash yo)ith was found,
a death having been- instantane
Miss Clara Rush, died at Cam
den Monday after an illness of
two months, from pellagra.
There are several cases of pellag
ra in Kershaw county.
The Southern Power company
is about ready to begin work on
its big plant at Getty's Shoals,
twelve miles above Camden,
twenty-four miles below Great
Falls, and twenty-one miles be
low the Rocky Creek works.
The dam will be 110 feet in
height and will back water to
the Rock Creek dam, making a
continuous lake of twenty-one
miles in length. The Getty's
Shoals plant is expected to fur
nish 100-000 power when com
It is announced that the cav
ital stock of the Grendel Mills of
Greenwood will be increased to
half a million dollars, and that
a new mill will be built. The
new mill will have ten thousand
spindles and two hundred and
fifty looms. It will be located
near town, the site; not having
yet been determined upon. The
Grendel Mill, under the presi
dency of Mr. A. Foster McKis
sick, have prospered well and
the success of the new mill is
assured under his management.
He is also president of the Nine
ty-six Cotton Mill, one of the
successful mills of the state. He
is one of the leading mill men of
the state, conservative yet pro
Reply to query from Dr. Ray
Powers, state veterinarian, At
Torney ( ral Lyon has given
an opinion in the matter of the
railroads receiving into tisE
state cattle for immediate
slaughter. The opinion in that,
under the provisions of the re
cent act of the legislature, this
can be done. Attorney General
Lyon points out that the act
specifically sets out that cattle
may not be received for work,
feeding, breeding or dairy pur
poses that have not a certificate
of inspection, Also that section
4 exempts all cattle, hogs and
sheep shipped into points with
in the state where the United
States department of agriculture
has inspections of animals for
slaughtering under the super
- ?sion of Ia gaaduated veterin ar
ian of a recognized college.
On Sunday the eight year old
daughter of C. Cook, a farmer
living near Fort Mill, fell into a
well 30 feet deep, containing
eight feet of water, and walled
with 18 inch terra cotta piping.
A rope was quickly lowered and
the child told to grasp it, This
she did, but when drawn to with
in a few feet of the mouth of the
well the child's strengeh failed
and she fell to the bottom of the
well a second time, but again
rose to the surface of the water
and grasped the rope. After the
lapse of an hour or more the
child was again persuaded to
swing to the rope while her pa
rents for the second time at
tempted to draw her from the
well. Again, when almost
within arms's reach of the pa
rents, the child let go the 'rope
and for the third time sank to
the bottom, but fortunately rose
to the surface of the water as for
merly. The rope was again
quickly lowered and once more
was in the hands of the child.
This time, however, the child
could not for the third time, be
induced to undertake the ascent
-she was all but exhausted,
but had sufficent strength left
to hold to the rope and thereby
save herself from drowning. An
other hour passed and little hope
of rescuing the child was left.
Finally a pair of steelyards was
secured and tied to the end of a
second rope. This was lowered
and the child told to fasten one
of the -hooks to her clothing.
In this way she was at last res
cued, after facing death for
more than two hours. Monday
morning the little girl was at
play as usual, apparently little
the worse for the harrowing ex
"Worked" On Sunday
Several white men in Green
ville, calling themselves Adven
tists, and claiming Saturday as
the Sabbath, have been arrested
on a magistrate's warrant on
the charge of working on Sun
day, the work consisting in pick
ing blackberries. They are to be
tried soon.-McCormick Messen
Sweet Potatoe Crop
Mr. S. W. Draffin of the San
tuc section, brought two good
sized sweet potatoes of this year's
crop to The Herald offlice last
Saturday. They are the first
of the new crop we have seen
and were fine specimens. Mr.
Draffin informs us that his po
tato crop is very good this year.
-Rock Hill Herald.
To Travel In Europe.
Rev. Alex. R. Mitchel, rector
of Christ's Church, has been
granted a two months leave of
absence by his vestry and will
spend it in a visit abroad. He
sailed from Philadelphia on
the thirty-first of July. Mr.
Mitchel will first visit relatives
residing in Liverpool and later
wi!l travel over England, Scot
land and Ireland. Before re
turning home he will visit a por
tion of the continent. His hosts
of friends in the city will be de
lighted to learn that he has
been able to make arrangements
to take this pleasant vacation.
Mr Mitchel needed the rest and
it has been well earned.-Green
ville News.
Champion Snake Killer
John Stevens' of this county,
while out on his farm last week,
came across a holkw log that
was alive with hilandrma.
Not being a nature faker, Wr
Stevenson has an aversion to
moccasins, especially of the
higland variety, and begun to
do Macdough in good earnest. *.
The more snakes he killed the
more appeared, until in the fin
al round up, in a swelter of per
spiration, he counted thirty sev
en of the scaley reptiles dead on
the field. Let it be said that
Mr. Stevenson is a sober man,
and while St. Patric is not his
particular patron saint, still he
would like any aid available to
rid his farm of moccasins.-Ab
beville Press and Banner.
Good Roads In Chejter.
There is no more vital subject
than good roads, and the people
of Chester county should arouse
themselves to a realization of the
fact. The county authorities
may urge economy and this and
that, but it is mighty poor sort
of economy that allows splendid
macadam roads to go to ruin for
the lack of a little repairing and
that lets other counties go ahead
extending their systems of per
manent roads in wholesale fash
ion while Chester is making prac
tically no addition to The few
miles of.- good roads that were
built several years ago. The
people should take up the subject
and urge action. If public sen
timent seems united on this prop
osition there will soon be some
general action.-Chester Report
er. _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Eat Southern Corn
Some surprise is expected in
the Association Press at the dis
covery of several cases of pella
gra in Chicago. It is not sur
prising at all. The Northwest
is where one would expect to
find it; that is if the Northwest
erners eat corn bread and homn
iny, for the Western corn is far
inferior to the Southern product
tand is not as well cared for in
gathering and housing-and
damaged corn is said to be the
cause of pellagra. If Southern
people would confine their use
of corn food to that of their own
raising there would be little or
no danger of pellagra with them
The disease comes from the soft,
inferior and often damaged
stuff that is shipped here.-New

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