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New Series No. 940. - Volume LXXL - No. K.
We have a big
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Japanese Se<
Cane Seed,
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In Mutiny at S. C. Pen-Attempt to
Burn Fen. Chair Factory Failed.
Columbia, May 8.-(A mutiny of
150 convicts in tho Stivlo peniten
tiary here early this afternoon was
put down after eleven of the mutin
eers had been wounded by prison
guards and city police, two of the
prisoners being perhaps fatally shot.
None of the prison guards was in
jured during the outbreak. An at
tompt by tho convicts to burn the
penitentiary cfialr factory failed.
The outbreak came after tho din
nor hour. The prisoners werej?ullon,
it is said, because they had been or
dered to turn in what civilian clothes
and other articles they had which
were not needed by them in prison.
Through certain apparent leaders,
they defied the authorities and an
nounced that they would not return
to work. Aid was asked of tho city
authorities by the prison officials.
No effort was made to coerce tho
prisoners to take up their- tools pend
ing tho nrrival of reinforcements
from tho city. In tho meantime tho
mutineers stood and milled around
In the penitentiary yard, armed with
sticks and knives, obtained from tho
chair factory, and threatened tho
guards with curses. Upon the arri
val of tho police detachment tho mob
of prisoners surged forward toward
tho little group of blue-coated oui
cors, cursing and snarling throats.
A volley from riot guns met them.
?Eleven men dropped. The remainder
lost heart completely and broke to
run. They were rounded up without
further trouble
According to prison officials tho
prisoners threatened to "strlko" ear
lier In tho day when tho order re
garding civilian clothes and other
articles was promulgated. The cap
tain of the guard had a talk with ono
of tho alleged loaders and thought
that thc reason for the order had
beon made clear.
It is believed by tho authorities
that tho noon-time demonstration
was carefully planned. Tho hose of
the prison Aro department had boon
cut to prevent fighting tho firo plan
Infants' Rit
Socks, 5c. per pa
Ladies' Hos
Half-Hose, 3 i
and up.
Ladies' Pur
Hetrick He
; stock of Vel
il Varieties of
Orange and
9ded Ribbon
'.. Bauknight,
LA, S. C.
uy for Cash. J&JZ?
nen" for the chair factory. The call
to the city tiro department was made
when lt was discovered that the pri
son department hadi&een crippled hy
ihis act.
The two prison?' lost seriously
wounded were rei1 . ' to the city
hospital, while th'.you ^8 aro being
treated in the pris'11 j tv"'Mtal. None
of thc names of tWMHV*! ty?'Hd prison
ers are available claimed, s
Thirtoon ?Moi?. "Oh,;
(The S< Th,'u ?h? for"
The list of * '"??;.M- u^tr. . ha8
been given ou' v Ollo.tysr, -'-ts*
Nathan Ros;b /.'Mnot tiirou'gh^bdo
men, intestine's perforated five tUnes.
Kershaw county. T^W'
JBB. H. Faulkner, shot iu right hip
and left arm. Greenville county.
E. W. Frank, shot through right
shoulder, loft shoulder and right
hand. Florence county.
Lucius Barton, shot through loft
log and left arm. Aiken'county.,
John Barnes, shot through right
leg. Charleston county.
L. C. Muns, shot In right hip, sur
face wound. Aiken county.
Horace Anderson, shot, through
left arm. Edgofleld county.
Fred Suggs,shot through right leg.
Richland county. . ?
Jack Gregory, shot through right
arm, surface wound. York county.
llownpd S. Clark, shot through left
foot, ankle broken. Florence county,
Albert Lee, shot In finger of left
hand. Richland county.
J. T. Daugherty, hit six times with
scattering small shot, all surface
wounds. Kershaw county.
T. M. Fisher, minor scalp wound
from glancing bullet. Spartan burg
Jack Davis, minor scalp wounds
from blow with stick. Richland Co.
Penltontlary Guard Glllltte, hit on
arm by flying missile. Minor wound.
Georgia Federal Judgo Dead,
Savannah, May 7.-Judge Bovorly
D. Evans, united States District
j Judge for tho southern district of
Georgia, died suddenly at hisvhome
hero to-night. Death resulted from
an attack of tho heart. Judge Evans
wa s 57 years of ago. Ile was born at
Sandersvllle, Ga., on May 21, 1865.
>bed Hose and
dr, and up.
e and Gents'
>airs for 25c,
e Thread Silk
Cordovan and
per pair.
>siery Mills,
..LA, S. C.
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* * * 4- * * * * * * * 4 * *
Marketing Campaign Successful.
At the end of tho campaign for co
operative marketing, May 1st, Oco
neo allowed a total of 238 signors,
representing 4,467 bales. Willie this
did not get the quota of 5,00 0 bales
assigned to Oconoe, lt carno very near
the mark. Plckcns, Greenville and a
large number of other counties ex
ceeded their quotas, so that tho fltato
got a total sign-up of approximately
425,000 bales, thus making tho con
tracts effective.
lt is no reflect ion on tho workers
lu the county that Oconee failed to
get hor quota, for numbers of citi
zens worked hard to make tho cam
paign a success, and these men de
serve the 'nighest pi aise for their no
ble efforts and accomplishments.
Several leading farmers and business
mon gave liberally of their timo and.
to get signatures to thc contract, and
their work was very effective.
Since the minimum mark has been
passed, thus making tho contracts
effective, headquarters advises that
all others who caro to join will be
received Into membership between
now and .lune 1st. lt is hoped that
Oconee will pass the total assigned
her before that Hmo is up. Those
who havo been waiting should now
join without delay.
South Carolina makes tho eighth
Slate to successfully complete her
organization of growers for co-op
erative marketing of cotton on the
California or Oklahoma plan, tho
other States being: Oklahoma and
Texas, Arizona, -Mississippi, North
Carolina and Georgia. Alabama ls
now in, tho midst of hor campaign,
which, if successful, will make her
the. ninth State, thuB making tho
No greater achievement has ever
been recorded in history. Every cot
ton grower should feel glad of this
opportunity to link up with his fol
low farmers of the South for the ef
ficient marketing of colton on a busi
ness-like basis. Those who fall to
join ar? not only standing In their
own light, but aro retarding human
Now Koli Weevil Bulletins.
Tho County Agent has received
through Congressman (Fred Domi
nick about one thousand copies of
tho now government bulletin dealing
with plans for growing cotton under
weevil conditions. Tho origin, spread
and distribution of the boll weevil,
with habits, life history, natural ene
mies, etc., ns well as a discussion of
control with calcium arsenate sprays,
cultivation, fertilization, otc, is cov
ered In this new publication. A list
of other farmers' bulletins obtaina
ble is enclosed, so that a farmer may
order literature from the Department
of Agriculture on other subjects
which Interest him. Coplps of these
bulletins will be left in the banks
of tho county, and those who wish
copies sent them should drop a card
to the County Agent.
Timo for Velvets and Soys.
Tho time is now hore for obtain
ing soy and velvet benn seed for
planting. Mach ono of those rn thor
now crops has a place on thc farm.
No corn Held should bo without its
velvet beans. As a feed and fertilizer
plant, probably, velvet beans havo no
equal. Tho shortest road to fertllo
solis lies In tho velvet bean routo,
which gives you a nitrogen factory
on your farm.
Soy heans havo their own particu
lar place on the farm, esi^cially In
tho 'Piedmont district. They may bo
sown earlier than cowpoas, accord
ing to information contained In Ex
tension Circular 127 of tho North
Carolina Extension Service, Raleigh,
N. C.
'Becauso of tho erect habit of Its
growth, the soy hean ls more desir
able for hay, especially on rich solis,
than clthor peas or velvet beans. Tho
seed of tho soy boan aro very numer
ous and aro easily harvested with a
special harvostor drawn by two
horses down tho rows. On account
of this fact tho soy boan has become
a source of money to the North Car
olina farmer.
Tho mammoth yellow variety ls
desirable for seed production, while
the Otto-tan is fine for hay produc
Shot mud Killed by Marshal of (bo
Pf?n?scs-Bad Feeling Existed.
Columbia, May G.-Marshal Bon
TIaiWji ot tho University of South Car
olina, . shot and Instantly killed Prof.
M. 'Goode 'Holmes, and then commit
ted Silicide after shooting Indiscrimi
nately' in the university offices. This
is ho .substance, of a statement made
by 'President Currell, of tho Univer
sity, a,ftor the unfortunate affair. Ho
also.stated that there had been bitter
feelings between the two mon, grow
ing oUt of their conflicting duties at
the university. , 1
Halie, according to Mr. burrell,
onterod the oilices, and after shoot
ing indiscriminately, pointed a pistol
at his (Currell's) head, ind ?aid:
"Yo? are responsible for this."
Before, the shooting began, Presi
dent Currell said that Daile told the
young. In ly book-keeper to leave tho
office. Tho double tragedy became
known when W. T. Holland, a stu
dent, heard shots while passing the
university olllces soon after 10
o'clock this morning. Ile entered thc
building, jumping over an iron rail
ing, and found tho bodies of Halie
and Prof. Homes on tho floor. A pis
tol was lying near Halie's body. His
chest had been pierced by a bullet.
Holland hurriedly notified tho police,
it is Btaled that there were no eye
wilnsso8. Prof. Homes was widely
known na an engineering authority
While lhere were no eye-witnesses
to tho killing of Prof. Homes, thero
were rever? 1 who saw Marshal llaile
before ho killed himself, brandishing
a gunj Ho is said to have been
heard \o say that ho would kill otb
ers connected with tho university, lt
ls understood that a matter regard
inglsrjrtie- construction work, over
agreed, 'had been before a faculty
meeting lately. It had boon under
discussion for a long time.
Prof. Homes was born in Boydton,
Va., and was a graduate of the Uni
versity of Virginia. He was assist
ant to the engineer on the increase
of water supply at West Point/ and
during the Spanish-American wai
was assistant engineer for the Repub
lic of Cuba. Ho was special agent of
tho United States ofllco of public
roads from 1911 to 1913, and during
the recent war was with the Bip; Ben
district of the engineering corps ii
"This sad tragedy," said President
Currell, "closes the careers of two
valuable mon connected with the uni
versity--one a professor of great
ability, the other a faithful and effi
cient, of?lcer. Tho bereaved families
have many friends on tho campus
and in the city who feel keenly foi
them in their deep bereavement and
in their great sorrow."
Former Senator Ci rou na Dead.
Dakota, N. D., May 5.-Arrange
ments were to bo completod to-day
for tho flinernl of <Aslo J. Gronna,
former United States Senator from
North Dakota, who died at lils homo
hero last night. Mr." Gronna return
ed hero last weok after undergoing
an operation nt Rochester, Minn. He
was elected a Representa I Ive tn Con
gress from this State In 1004. In
February, 1911, ho was elected to
fill a vacancy in the Senate, In which
body he served until his defeat in
1 0 20 hy E. F. Ladd.
Oysters cannot live in tho Baltic
Sea because it is not salty enough.
tion, a good crop of tho former be
ing grown last yonr by T. W. LoCroy,
of Walhalla Route 3, and a good
crop of the latter variety for hay
grown by Jas. H. Darby, of Walhalla.
Those intprested in growing soy
beans for market should write for
thc bulletin roforred to above.
(io Easy on I jato Planting.
All cotton should have boen plant
ed before April 25th, but becauso of
rains many did not got this done.
Cotton planted from now on, espe
cially on farms whoro the acreage is
not held down to a small figuro, is
running serious risks. Every effort
should now be hi ade to got good
stamin as early as possiblo and to
chop so as to^oavo itTIIICK TN THE
DRILL.. Crops grown for foodstuff,
feedstuff and fertility should cer
tainly not bo forgotten this yoar.
Geo. R. Briggs,
County Agent,
?TiiTirmwrnTi.II.II nw rn--mr
Don't G
with your Spring plowii
have several good used
ments which can be bou
good mule. At this prie
for itself within the first
For those who desii
Harrowing done within
halla, I will be glad to d
rowing or terracing f<
charge an acre or by thc
"Oldsmobile S
At Stake in Texas Last Saturday
Murder and Assault Charged.
Kirwin, Texas, May G.-Three ne
groes were burned to death at tho
same stake hero at ? o'clock this
morning by a mob of live hundred
mon, following their alleged Implica
tion, in the criminal assault and mur
der of a 17-year-old white girl,whoso
mutilated body was found near hore
Thursday night.
"Snap" Curry, tho first negro to
he burned, was taken from the cus
tody of Freestone county officers
early last night as he was being con
veyed from Wortham to some point
west. It is alleged that he confessed
^a^h^^^^(^?^iftd- assaulted andi
murdered tho girl, and that id his
confession he Implicated tho two
other negroes, J. H. Varnoy and Mose
Tho mob divested the sheriff of his
keys to the Freestone county Jail,
where Jones and Varney were being
held as suspects. Hurrying to the
Jail, the mob unlocked tho doors and
took the two negroes in charge. All
titree negroes were then rushed to
Ki rv inj the home of tho dead girl,
and an iron stake was driven into
tho ground on a small square in the
rear of tho town. Wood was accu
mulated and saturated with oil.
Curry was burned, then Varney,
then Jones. There was some delay in
burning the last two, inasmuch as
they steadfastly maintained their in\
noceuse. Third degree methods fail
ed to bring confessions from them,
and they were finally cremated on
tho strength of Curry's testimony.
After tho third negro had boen burn
ed to a crisp, all three bodies were
piled together and a mass of fuel and
oil (lung over them. This was ig
nited, the flames soaring 26 or 30
feet In tho air. Early to-day the
tinnies wero still burning fiercely.
Tho mob rapidly dispersed, and as
I day dawned there were only a few
persons remaining to witness the af
termath of tho triple croniation.
Death of Mrs. Maggie Drock.
'Fair ?Play, May 5.-Special: A
death which came as a surprise and
shock was that of Mrs. Maggie
Brock, which occurred at lior homo
near here on'Monday night, April 10.
The exact hour of her passing away
i^ not known, as Rho was found dead.
She lind been slightly sick during tho
day, but said she felt bettor that
night, a lld retired, apparently in her
accustomed health. She was found
nt about midnight, to hayo passod
into tlie beyond. 'Had she lived until
the 15th of August she would have
boon 7 2 years of ago. She was, be
fore her marriage, Miss Maggie Whit
field. She was loved by all who know
her. A fact that makes her death
don lily sad ls that her husband.,
Isaac Brock, suffered a stroke of par
alysis on Jan. 28th, and is unnblo
to walk.
Mrs. Brock leavos to mourn hor
death, besides her husband, ono bro
thor, William Whitfield, and one sis
ter, Mrs. Mary Thrasher, and a host
of other rolatlvos and many frionds.
Sistor, you have loft us,
And tho loss wo deeply feol,
But 'tin God who has bereft us
Ho eau all our sorrows heal.
ng and harrowing. I
Tractors with imple
ght at thc price of a
e a Tractor will pay
'c to have Plowing or
the vicinity of Wal
o your plowing, har
or you at a nominal
a, S. C.
ets the P.ace."
Exceeded in tho Recent Marketing
Campaign-Still Another Chanco.
Columbia, May 8.-Although over
4 20,000 hales have already beeu
signed up and tho original quota
for our State was only 400,000, oill
cials of tho South Carolina Cotton
Growers' Co-oporativo Association
announce that tho hooks will ho kept
open until .lune 1 and opportunity
givon those who have not yot Joined ,
to affiliate with tho organization. It
is expectod that at loast 500,000
bales will have boen signed up byc
June 1st.
The campaign to sign up 4 00,00U'>
bales by May 1st is declared' by many
to.havo' hoon ono .ot tho greatest cam
paigns ever" wai^'?^n'?outiv Carolina,
and there has been much Jubilation
among thoso interested In tho move
ment over the wonderful victory that,.
has been won. i
"The larger the percentage of tho
crop the association signs, tho more
effective will bo tho results obtain
ed," says a statement Issued by the
association in announcing a continu
ance of tho campaign. "Thoso who
do not sell their cotton through tho
association sell in competition with
the "association and against us. Nat
urally wo want to got every halo in
tho association wo can, because it
helps the situation for tho farmers
of the State that much. We believe
that lhere aro many farmors who aro
now ready lo sign up. They will
have tho opportunity during the next
three weeks of lining up with thoir
brother farmers instead of lining up
against them."
Hanging nt Hartwell, Ou.
Will Ravencl,'Colored, 51 years of
age, an Anderson county (S. C.) ne
gro, was hanged at Hartwell, Ga.,
last Friday. Tho trap was sprung at
11.35 a. m., and at 12 o'clock lifo
was extinct. Tho negro, it ls said,
/lever knew a pain nor moved a mus
cio, thc shock of tho drop of somo
15 feet producing a broken neck and
almost instant death, though tho
beat of tho pulse was faintly observ
able until the noon hour.
Ravonel was convicted at a special
term of court for Hart county short
ly after a horrible crimo bad been
committed, the victim hoing an aged
white lady, sick in bed at tho Hmo
tho crimo was committed. Ravonel
had lived in Georgia for a number
of years, but was said lo have boon
originally an Anderson county no
gro. Tho crimo was commit tod Into
last year, occurring on a Thursday,
and the negro was placed under ar
rest tho following Saturday, Monti
fled by his victim, tried and sentenc
ed to bo hanged. Every mandate of
tho law was followed out in tho enso
and tho negro legally paid tho pon
alty for his crime,
Yegg* Make lfnul nt Scranton.
(Florence, May 5.-Yeggmon blow
opon safes in tho post?nico and store
of B. B. Myers and drug storo of J.
G. Singletary at Scranton, this coun
ty, during Wednesday night and stole
approximately $1,200 in cash, besides
papers ot,value to tho owners only.
Rosidonts of Scranton heard the dis
charge of tho explosivo, but no in
vestigation was made until morning.
Tho two largo safes were wrecked
?by the force of tho explosion. , ^

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