Newspaper Page Text
|Hp *'r 's:V .T *7
^jjp- ; ( * ;; \"
NEXT WEEK IS FAIR WEEK?ABBEVILLE HAS MADE EVERY PREPARATION FOR Y OU. COME AND BRING YOUR NEIGHBORS . ;i|
Abbeville Press and Banner
Fir?t Section ~ ABBEVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, OCT. 25, 1916. _T ~ Twenty-Eight Page. j|ffi
' _ - " : V "*->. -r- ?
NEXT WEEK =
^ - -1 t
Hie race track is now ready for t
the boys to begin driving. We have c
spent a great deal of money getting 0
the track in first class condition and 1,
we hope the, boys in the county will r
take advantage of it. b
The committee has arranged de- c
cidedly the fastest race program ever
staged in Abbeville county. The peo- v
pie seem to enjoy good racing so we J,
have offered $1,000 in race purses j
and have the promise of some of the t
best horses in the country. f
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1?Purse. s
Country owned (green race) $50.00 r
2:25 Trot or pace $200.00
THURSDAY, NOV. 2.?Purse.
2:20 Trot $200.00 B
2:15 Race ?_ $200.00 1
FRIDAY, NOV. 8.?Purse. ?
Tri-county, Trot or pace ?$150.00 11
Free for all $200.00 .
Buy a season ticket and see it all. "
Music each day by Pelxer Concert
Band. . , * r
2 Big Fr?? Attractions Signed for
King William, the only high div- o
ing goat in the world. > This goat n
climbs and dives from a ladder forty a
1666 HlgH. AUU) U4V ui^uvww 0 ?
dog In the world. This dog climbs a g
ladder fifty feet high and dives into c
Prince Leo, the world's greatest ^
educated pony, will do stunts before
/ ' the grand stand. t
This is absolutely the best free attraction
to be had aid should please
both young and old. b
The management ia making every 8
effort to secure such attractions as ?
will entertain and at the same time ^
have no unwholesome moral effect, f
To do this, costs money, and we hope 11
the people of the county will co-op- *
erate with us and make the fair a B
success financially. *
C. E. Williamson, Sec. c
. BIG FOOT BALL GAME
At Fair on Friday?Erskine v?. f
B. M. I. ?
r , v *
Possibly the most exciting attrac- t
tion at the fair next week will be the s
.foot ball game between Erskine Col- c
lege and Bailey Military Institute. ^
Both teams are working hard and j
we are promised the best game ever 8
played at the Fair Grounds. t
me game will be called 11:30 c
Friday, Nov. S. Don't miss it. t
THE BOOK CLUB. ;
- 1 - 1- *?ilM Ad
in? do ok. ciud waa pieostmu; entertained
at the home of Mrs. Stark
last Wednesday morning. Several
visitors were present and all enjoyed
the talk of the books and of the cur- i
rent news. Mrs. W. 0. Cromer, the i
newly elected president of the Li- i
bcary, was present and made a talk, t
1 telling of her plan of work for the \
/. coming year. Mrs. Miller asked the t
, dab to give the Library a shower of i
books, which wOl probably be done
in the future. At the elose of the i
morning a salad course was served. 1
FORCEFUL CHARGE BY i
JIIDT.E FRANK B. GARY '
"" " \
Seldom has it fallen to the lot of
s g^and jury of Dorchester County to
listen to a more timely and lucid
charge than that delivered by Judge
Gary. He touched upon every phase <
of such matters as should come be- 1
fore the body, and made it plain that I
not only the financial condition of s
the county should get their attention, J
but, oftentimes, legislation tending
to advance the educational and social 1
development of the State generally 1
was the result of agitation and re- i
commendations upon the part of the 1
grand jury. He gives one the im- i
pression that he is determined to en- <
force the laws, regardless of what i
others think or do, and in his initial
tVi A. ox . .. - --- - - * .J i
TUJlb VU ou vzwigc oo a luciuuci ui i
the judiciary was looked upon with ]
favor by those whose desire it is to <
see a decrease in crime and lawless- I
ness.?St. George correspondent to j
News and Courier.
vV' . ' '
THE ANTREVILLE FAIR
leld on Last Friday Was a Big Success
Despite the Threatening
The Antreville Community Fair,
eld on last Friday, was a success in
very way despite the threatening
reather, and rain. The crowd was
stimated at 1200 to 1500, and peole
were there from all sections of ,
he county as well as adjoining counies.
This was the first Fair of the
Community, and if it is an indication
f the future Fairs it will not be
3ng before it will equal many of the
bounty Fairs. It is hoped the ejxniitors
will bring their exhibits to the
An interesting feature of the Fair ,
ras the address of Col. F* N. K. Baiey
on "Preparedness to Live." Mr.
iailey has been teaching for more i
han a quarter of a century and
eels capable of giving the parents
ome advice on rearing their childen.
He was given close attention by
large crowd. ' , J
Anretville has one of the most
loderu-^chool buildings in the State.
The auditorium is fitted with latest
tnproved seats, and each class room
3 modern in every respect.
Much of the success of the Fair
3 due to Dr. J. A. Anderson, Presilent;
and Mrs. fe. N. McCarter, Secetary,
who were aided by a large
lumber of others in charge of the
There were a number of mule and
lorse colts, hogs, cows and chickens
m exhibit The exhibits of the woien
in fancy wbrk, cooking, canning
,nd flower departments were unusully
good and speak well for the pro- '
Tessiveness of the people of' the
FOR THE LIBRARYj
? f '
At the regular meeting of the li
ooflfuWpfirtn whiVh nsa also the I
nnual meeting, Mrs. W. 0. Cromer ;
ras elected President of the Associa- 1
Ion, and "will enter upon the dis- j
harge of her duties with energy and
ntelligence. She hopes to do much
or the Library in the way of getting
iew books and in making it one of
he most popular institutions of the
THE STUDY CLUB.
Mrs. E. 0. Horton as chairman' of
he literary committee of the civic
lub, has reorganized the study club,
rhich the members have enjoyed for
he past several years. This fall the
itudy will be along the lines of the
Irama and a study of Shakespeare
tnd his plays. This part of the study
nil be under the direction of Miss
lelen Smith and the question box
ind the current events will be under
he direction of Mrs. Horton. This
:ircle as conducted by the club has
>een a most enjoyable and profitable
iffair and the members have entered
with zest upon the course for the
DEATH OF MRS. JOHN SMITH.
Mrs. John Smith died at her home
n the Mill Village last Thursday
norning at 10 o'clock. Funeral serrices
were held on Friday at 3:30' at
he M. E. Mill church, and the body
vas laid to rest at Long Cane ceme:ery
in the presence of many friends
Mrs. Smith had been a sufferer for
nany months and bore it very patently
and, was fully resigned to
nake the change. She is survived by
i husband and two pmall children.
Sympathy of our community is expended
to the family.
r\r a tut ap iidc a c tuaii a c
i n vr mx\j. A. >3. i numnj.
Mrs. Arthur S. Thomas died sudlenly
at her home on Magazine street
ast Friday morning, Oct. 20, at half
Dast eleven o'clock. Her friends were
.hocked, and sorrow with her family
it her untimely end.
Mrs. Thomas had only lived in Abbeville
for the past year but in this
;ime she made many friends and took
m active part in the social life of
:he city. She was of a bright and
rivacious disposition. She was generous
in her charities arid was a kind
md helpful neighbor.
Her remains were taken to her
lome in Lowell. Mass.. for burial, the
party leaving Abbeville at eight
j'clock Friday night over the Seaboard.
Mr. Thomas was accompanied
as far as New York by Mr. J. Foster
Barnwell and Mr. J. C. Ellis.
A NEGRO 0
Anthony P. Crawford, Abbeville
county's wealthiest negro, was lynched
in Abbeville Saturday afternoon
by a mob estimated at 800 to 400
people, who overpowered the jail
officials and took the negro from a
cell in the county jail, where he had
been placed earlier in the day by<
Sheriff R. M. Burts, following a difficulty
between Crawford and a
crowd of white men in which McKinney
Cann received a severe blow
on the head at the hands of the ne
The trouble started about 11
o'clock Saturday morning when
Crawford cursed W. D. Barksdale,
who had made an offer to'buy a load
of cotton seed from the negro. When
Crawford saw there was trohble in
store for him he called for the police
and was taken to polite headquarters
by Policeman T. H. Botts, where
he later gave bond and again walked
out in the street. By this time a
crowd had gathered in front of the
city hall and attempted to seize the
negro and give him a, whipping when
after being chased to the boiler/room
of Long's gin l^use, he struck MiKinney
Cann on the head with a
sledge hammer, inflicting what appeared
for a time to be a fatal
wound, Mr. Cann remaining unconBcious
for several hours. At
the gin house Crawford was
badly beaten up by the7 crowd and
would have been lynchod then only
for the efforts of Sheriff Burts, who
managed to temporarily pacify the
mob, which had grown to about 200
by this time, and placed the negro
in &e county jaiL
About 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon
a report was circulated that the
sheriff had planned to take ,$e negro
to Greenwood at 5 o'clock.
Within a few minutes a crowd of
SOO to 400 appeared in front of the
county jail and suddenly rushed in
on the officials, seized the keys and
dragged Crawford out into the street
where a rope was placed about his
neck. After dragging the negro
through the street a hundred yards
or more, the crowd met a negro with
a wagon load of lumber. The negro,
whose name could not be learned,
quickly abandoned his wagon at the
sight of the mob. Crawford, who was
believed by some to have been dead
by this time, was placed on the waABBEVILLE
IN THE PICTURE
The Columbia Record got out a
most excellent edition last Sunday
devoted to the Mills interests of the
State. Abbeville has a place in the
picture in that there is a good writeup
of the Abbeville Mill in which
particular stress is laid on the welfare
work, which has recently been
inauguurated there and which is
proving so successful. There are
Several cuts of the mill which shows
the people to be both prosperous and
The Record has made a fine showing
for the mill enterprise of the
DEATH OF MRS. J. P. BILLINGS
After a lingering illness, Mrs. John
Preston fillings died at her home
here Tuesday afternoon, Oct 24.
Funeral services are being held this
morning at 10 o'clock, at the Presbyterian
church, conducted by Rev. H.
W. Pratt, and interment will be made
at Long Cane cemetery.
Mrs. Billings has been a sufferer
for many months, having had to go
to Dr. Pryor's hospital in May and
remained there UD until about two
weeks ago, when it was found twas
beyond all skillful aid. ,
Mrs. Billings came to Abbeville
twenty-five years ago from Peebles,
Ohio, and has endeared herself to a
host of Abbeville people by her kindness
of heart and was known for her
good works and chari^ble deeds and
was a consistent member of the Presbyterian
church of which she had
heen a life-lone member. A discon
solate husband and one young son,
Kempton Billings, have the sympathy
of the entire people.
Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Billings of Atlanta,
are here for the funeral.
A woman's inconsistency may be
the greatest of her many charms.
gon and carried to a pine tree about
ja hundred yards beyond the fair
grounds, where his body was swung
up. Death was made sure for Crawford
here when several sliots wefre
fired into his body which was l^ft
hanging to a limb u^til after the
coroner's inquest, wtych was held
i about 6 o'clock. v
| Coroner Nance held an inquest
over the negro's body at 6 o'clock,
i the verdict being that Anthony P.
(Crawford came to his death' at the
hands of parties unknown, to the
Sheriff's Statement. 1
"Last Saturday morning Anthony
Crawford had a dispute with* Mr.
W. D. Barksdale over the purchase
of some cotton seed.. The negro
used some offensive language at
the time, and this aroused several
of the citizens of Abbeville. A crowd
of them quickly gathered and began
looking for the negro. They^ chased
him down a back street and hemmed
him up near the ginnery. Crawford
picked up a sledge hammer .'<> ana
j struck one of the members of the
party, McKinney Gdnn, ^in the head
land inflicted what seemed fatal injuries.
The crowd then closed upon
ithe negro and gave him a Very severe
"I got hold of the negro aa quickly
as I could and carried him to jafl,
after some difficulty in persuading
the mob. Aa he was beaten up rather
severely and perhaps seriously,. I
called medical assistance. About 8
o'clock a crowd of some 800 or 400
people came to the jail and expressed
their determination to take the negro
from me. I did all in my power
to prevent them getting their hands
on him, but I was helpless in the
face, of the crowd.
"The mob took, the negro forcibly
from the jailor and started with him
toward the Fair Grounds, about onehalf
mile from town, where they
strung him up and riddled his body
with bullets. The negro was about
dead at the time the mob took him
from the jail, and I doubt seriously
if he waa alive when they strung him
up. The negro was beaten up very
severely by the crowd' that got hold
of him in the forenoon, and I believe
that if he had been left alone in jail
he would have died before night."
Sweet and beautiful in its simplicity
was the wedding of Miss Claudia
Crowther and Mr. Herman Eugene
Wright, which was solemnized last
Tuesday morning, Oct. 17, at 10
o'clock, at the residence of the bride's
parents in Antreville. Only a few
Relatives and most intimate friends
/witnessed, the ceremony, which was
impressively performed by Rev. H.
C. Fennel, pastor of the bride.
The color scheme in the parlor,
Where the ceremony was performed,
was pink and green. One corner of
which was a background of palms
and ferns. To the strains of mendelisshons
wedding march rendered by
Miss Allie Mae Power, entered Miss
[Euth Crowther, sister of the bride,
and Miss Marie Shrimp, who were
lovely in dainty dresses of pink and
frhite. Then came the bride on the
arm of the groom, who was becomingly
attired in a traveling suit of
(French blue serge with accessories
to match. "Visions of IiW" was
goftly played during the ceremony,
(after which the guests followed the
bridal party into the dining room,
where a most tempting salad course
was served. The color scheme here
' - 11 j ?
Deing yenow anu giccu.
The happy couple then left for Anderson,
where they boarded the train
for Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
Miss Crowther is a young woman
of rare personal charm and character,
endearing herself to every one
by her sweet disposition and gentle
ways, and has scores of friends
throughout the county and State who
wish for her much happiness. The
groom is a native of Conneant Lake,
Penn.,.but has for the past six years
been an employer of the civil service
on the Indian reservation at Pine
Ridge, South Dakota, where they will
The optimist generates a lot of
hope that never comes out.
?v-A J. -. : J 5ai
Of the City Schools for the First
10th Grade. Miss Magill Teacher:
Edna Bradley, Fannie DuPre, Mattie
Eakin, Elizabeth Faulkner, Mary
Graydon, Sam Hill.
9th Grade. Miss Brooks, Teacher:
8th Grade. Miss Perrin, Teacher:
Helen Eakin, Mary Greene, Victoria
Howie, Margaret Swetenberg, Bruce
Fant, 'Ralph Lyon,
7th Grade. Miss Swetenberg, Teacher:
Helen Milford, Comer Phillips,
Janie Bowie, Mary White, Teofilo
Bradley, Arthur Klugh, Hal Moore,
t 6th and 7th Grades. Miss Plaxco,
Teacher: Margaret Dawson, Elizabeth
Gambrell,, Willie Eakin, Thelma
Seal. ' > ,
L 6th Grade* Miss Tennant, Teacher:
! Celia Chalmers, Mary. Dargan, Ada
Faulkner, Claud Greene, Maria Neuffer,
Hilda Syfan, Elizabeth Thomson.
5th Grade. Miss Brice, Teacher:
Annie Mabry, Willie Bowie, Bernard
Roche, Donald Harris, . Raymond
' . 5th Grade. T Miss Dial, Teacher:
Grace Gilford, Floyd Hawthorne.
4th Grade. Miss Britt, Teacher:
Frances Gilliam, Kathleen -Lomax,
Jeanie White, Ralph BauknigBt
Woo V/Jnrawla TmoK.
lUi UiOUCt MftlOO MUTTIUU0) AVHV H
er: Sara Edwards, Judith Hill, Frances
Rose, Anthony Tennant, Rayford
McMillan, Foster BarnwelL
'3rd Grade. ' Miss Robertson, Teacher:
Rose Anderson, Ida Calhoun,
Edna Dawson, Rachel Minshall, Harriet
Swope, Tom Howie, William
Greene, Willie Harrison, James McComb,
8rd Grade. Miss Richards, Teacher:
Martha Mann, Lucy Clark, Jv&
ian Ellis, Marion PoHakolf.
tnd Grade. Miss \Epting, Teacher:
Ada Pem'n, Elizabeth Corley, Mary
Ferguson, Margaret Harrison. Tom
2nd Grade. Miss Brock, Teacher:
Ethel Casey, Sara Cowan, Mary Ferguson,
Margaret Flynri, Irene McMahan,
'Margaret Stallings, SaDie
Turman, Thomas Raines, Walter Simmon*.
1st Grade. Bliss Lender, Miss Allien,
Miss Thomson, Teachers: No
roll first month. /,
! Mention is . made of following
grades for having no tar dies: Miasee
Epting, Robertson, Britt, Dial,; Tennant,
Plaxco and Swetenberg.
I Special mention is made of Misi
Plaxco's grade for having neither a
tardy nor an absentee during the
Average scholarships: Boys, 85;
| Average attendance: Boys, 90;
;l Visits: By Board, 62; Oaanal, 47;
: Superintendent, 226. \
The schools opened with a targe
enrollment, so large in the primary
grades that the board has found it
necessary to enlarge two rooms in the
graded school building. All rooms
in each building are now occupied
with classes. The library has been
fitted up for the Science Laboratory.
;This leaves no room for the eleventh
grade, which conditions make nert
The new rule which requires children
who miss their lessons or misbehave
to return to school building foi
study from three o'cloek to five, has
been heartily endorsed by practically
I ?11 rtn noronfa AnH iff fruitful of
good. Other pupils may return foi
study who wish or need this extra
i help by the teacher. Several pupils
i have voluntarily returned for the two
The teachers are voluntarily doing
this extra teaching from three to five
and are getting no compensation foi
i it except the gratitude of most of
So far, the work has moved along
nicely wiht a very loyal support from
The new teachers and pupils are
adjusting themselves to conditions in
such a way that we are expecting a
, fine years' work.
Doixmfa OVA AATfliallv inribv^ tr
X ai Ctl U3 C*JL V VVJLUiviitj ? ?
visit the schools. '
R. B. CHEATHAM, Supt
> HONORED AT EDGEFIELD.
i This Thursday night, editor J. L.
Mims will give an elaborate and delightful
dining in honor of Special
Judge W. P. Greene, of Abbeville,
r and several of the local bar will be
TO CLOSE HPS
Following a meeting held in Ike
county court house Monday afternoon
at 1 o'clock, attended by several
hundred people from the northern ' I v;|gg
section of the county, in which It
was voted unanimously to order be
immediate family of Anthony Crawford
to wind up their business Affairs
and leave the State by Novoto
ber 15, 1916, and in which a strong
sentiment was expressed to force fee
family of negroes to leave without
notice, a portion of those who eaMe
here to attend the meeting. were -sp-.1.: > V'Im
parent!/ not satisfied with the reratt I
and proceeded to close up all of Ike
negro establishments in Abbeville.
About 100 people participated in.
' the shop-closing propaganda which
started immediately after: the meeting
in the court house and ended
when the last negro shop in town had
been closed an hour later.
: The< negroes were told by membvs : V: ^
of the mob to keep their shops closed
I indefinitely. At the meeting Monday
* - -?__j?a- i - 'H
everyDoay seemeq 10 oe satmuea wan
the result and especially the Cam -ji|
brothers and their kindred* The rioting:
after the meeting came as a complete
No one was hurt in the trouble
A beautiful wedding of the*, early '
fall was thai of Miss Julia Kennedy,
of Dae West, and - Dr. C. L. Moseley
of Ninety Six, which toojc place last
Thursday afternoon at 6:801 o 'cloek
in the I A. R. iy chur?hjn
The ceremony was performed by B?v.
J. P. Pressly and was witnessed by
a large number of relatives and
1 friends. The church was tastefully
decorated, the rostrum being banked
with potted plants and pink and white
chrysanthemums, forming an aisle jjj
for the bridal party.
The bridal party entered as foV
' lows; Dr. Coleman, Dr. Fouche, Mr.
1 Wertz, and Mr. Phillips, the ushers,
i coming first. The bridesmaids wearing
tiainty white organd& dreaaes
' with pink sfcshes, carrying gorgeous
' pink and white, chrysanthemums, ' ^
1 were: Misses Sadie MagOl, Pearl
Wardlaw, Christine Tribble and Mary
Boyce. The dame of honor, Mrs.
! Crawford Clinkscales, was handsome
in a gown of pink georgette crepe
i over satin. The maid of honor, Miss
Lucille Kennedy, sister of the bride, y .
' wore a beautiful pink taffeta dress
and carried chrysanthemums, line
1 ring bearer, little Elisabeth Sullivan,
niece of the groom, was daintily
: dressed in white and brought the ring
1 in on a big white chrysanthemum.
1 The groom with his best man, Mr.
Allen Watson, entered from the
nastor's study and at the altar met
the bride, who came in with the maid
1 of honor, and here the impressive
' ceremony was solemnized.
The bride was becomingly gowned
" in a georgette crepe over satin, ymade
' bodice. Her veil was cape effeet, be'
ing caught to her dark hair with
1 sprays of orange bldssoms. The pu,
ty entered to the strains of Mendelsshons
and Lohengrins wedding
marches, beautifully rendered by
1 Miss Agnes Devlin, and during the
' ceremony. "To a Wild Rose" w
1 softly rendered.
Dr. and Mrs. Moseley left on fee
' 6:20 train for a short wedding trip,
! and upon their return will make their
| home in Ninety Six. The bride's
going away gown was of brown
lhrnadnloth with fur trimmings and
accessories to match.
1 The bride is the second daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Arch Kenendy end
! is a graduate of Due West College
' and is a young woman of unusual at'
traetiveness, and her friends while regretting
her departure, send tkeir
good wishes with her to her new
A rehearsal and brilliant reception
for the bridal party was given at
the bride's home on Wednesday night
before the ceremony. The wedding
presents were displayed in the lower
parlors and hall, which made up a
! handsome collection.
And a lot of good resolutions are
manufactured the morning after.
V . v '
V - v'-is?