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S110' NAN AND) WONAN
FOR REFUSlN BREAD
Mrs. Rosa Bessinger and Walter San
difer Killed by E. F. Grimsley in
Columbia State, Sunday.
Ernest F. Grimsley, a young white
man, is in the Richland county jail
charged with killing Mrs. Rosa Bes
singer and Walter Sandifer.
The double tragedy was enacted!
yesterday afternoon in the Acme res
taurant and grocery store, 1219 Tay
lor street, just off Main street and
was caused, it is said by witnesses, by
the fact that Mrs. Bessinger, who con
ucted the place, refused to give an
xtra roll of bread with a bowl of
up ordered by Grimsley. There are:
many conflicting statements and many
umors, and whether or not GrimsleY
-as drunk has not been determined
y the authorities.
The shooting took place shortly af
er 3 o'clock. Walter Sandifer was
hot and almost instantly killed, two
hots takng effect in his lungs. Grim
ley, according to Frank M. High, fired
Mrs. B'ssinger, who had just en
red the store from the kitchen. She
as hit in the abdomen. Slie was hur
'ed to the Columbia hospital, where
he died shortly after 6 o'clock. The
inquest will be held at the police sta
tion this afternoon at 3 o'clock by
Frank M. High, a veteran of the
Confederate Home, Tvas the only
known witness to the shooting.
"I had just stepped into the restau
rant," said Mr. High, "and was stand
ing at the counter talking to the man
behind the counter (Sandifer). He
was cutting up some onions. It was!
not later than 3.30 o'clock. I don't
emember the exact time. I was talk
to Sandifer, and the lady (Mrs.
Bessinger) came in and spoke to me.
I had taken meals in the place sev
eral times with them, and they both
knew me. She went back into the
kitchen, where there were some ne
groes. The kitchen is the adjoining'
room. This man (Sandifer) was
standng there talking to me across1
"This man (mneankg Grimsley)
came in the front door of the res
taurant, and without speaking a word,
threw his pistol by my shoulder and
fired at Sandifer. Sandifer fell behind
the counter. The man (Grimsley)
then walked around behind the
counter and shot Sandifer, ly
ing on the floor dying, a second
tmeA The man (Grimsley) then turn
ed his pistol on the woman and fired
twice: Sandifer never raised a hand
against the man. He did not 'have
time to, for the man shot too quick.
It was all unexpected. The man
Grimsley, without saying a word, left
the store. Mrs. Bessinger fell to the
foor and screamed, and I got out of
Cause of Tragedy.
According to various witnesses and
it is said, according to the dying state
ment of Mrs. Bessinger, Grimsley
went to- the Acme restaurant yester
day morng shortly before 12 o'clock.
He ordered a bowl of soup. Mrs. Bes
singer gave him one .roll with the
soup. It is said by witnesses that4
Grimsley said that two rolls should
be given with one bow:l of soup. There'
was a dispute ove~r the question. It
is said that Grimsley left the place
about 12.30 o'clock, and that Mrs.
Bessinger and Walter Sandifer!
thought no more of .the matter.
According to testimony in the hands
of Coroner Walker, Grimsley went to
the store of James T. Sloan on Main
street, between 3 o'clock and 3.30!
o'clock, and pu.rchased 20 cartridges
of .38 calibre. It is said that he show
ed a pistol here and that he placed a
new ball in the pistol and lef-t the!
store hurriedly. A few moments lat
er he committed the deed.
Mlan Was Arrested.
After shooting Sandifer and Mrs.
Bessinger, Grimtsley left the restau
rant and walked across the street,
where he tried to get into a hack. H-e
was stopped by J. C. Jackson, a po0
liceman. Grimsley held his pistol in
his hand, and, according to Police
man Jackson, he had thrown out five,
empty cartridges and reloaded the:
pistol. Mr. Jackson said that Grim-.
sley said: "I have killed two people in'
there." It is said that he asked for!
his pistol to scatter the large crowd
that had gathered. The motor patrol*
wagon was called and Grimsley was
hurried to the police station. Po:ice
man .Jackson said that Grimsley did
not appea -o be~ drunk. and tnat
lokEd to be a sobe-r man.
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INO. M:GIN ARD, i
B. V. CHAPMAN
ATTORkNkEY AT LAW
ewberry, South Carolina
holarship and Entrance Examina
The examination for the award of
cant scholarships in Winthrop col
ee and for the admission of new
sdents will be held at the county
urt house on Friday, July 7, at 9
a.. Applicants must be not less
an fifteen years of age. When schol -
ships are vacant after July 7 they
11l be awarded to those making the
ghest average at this examination,
ovided they meet the conditions
verning the award. Applicants for
solarships should write to Presi
dnt Johnson before the examination
r scholarship examination blanks.
The scholarships are worth $100
nd free tuition. The next session
will open September 20, 1911. For fur
ter information and catalogue, ad
dess President D. B. Johnson, Rc
ill, S. C.
iOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT. .
Notice is hereby given that on the
1th day of May, 1911, at 11 o'clock
a.m., in the office of the Probate
udge for N'ewberry county, S. C., I 6
will make a final settlement of the
uardianship estates of George R.
Koon, Mattie Koon, Mary Koon and t
David Koon, and immediately there-t
after apply for a final discharge as
- MARY F. KOON,
April 14, 1911. Guardian.
Annual Reunion United Confederate
Veterans, Little Rock, Ark., MIay 15. 4
For this occasion the Atlantic Coast
ine railroad has authorized special
w rates, Mlay 13, 14 and 15, limited
t!i May 23. Ticket can be deposit
ed at Little Rock, and uipon payment
fa fee of 50) cents, at time of de- 3
j)it, limit of ticket can be extended
.and including June 14, 1911.
For rates arnd information, apply to a
nearest agent, or T. C. White, Gener- d
rhrough Your I
ercial Bank, of Newberry, 5
nan, regardless of his occ
7ccount. It is not only a bu
, but a business convenienci
zan to manage his business i
rnk that Always
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EB. A. G R IF
M EETING ROAD INSPECTORS.I
The township road inspectors of'
ewberry county are requested to
teet a; Newberry on Saturday, May
at 11 o'clock a. m. The meeting
il be held in the court house. The
spectors are all earnestly requested
> examine the roads in their respec
ve townships, and report same at
his meeting. Please remember to
ake out two reports as is direc-ted
y law; one to the supervisor and
ne to the foreman of the grand jury.
J. W. Epting, Chairm.an.
Thos. J. Wilson, Secty.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL SCHOOL
TATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERlRY.
In considerationl of a sufficiently~
igned petition from the voters and;
'eehoders of school district No. 14,
nown as Prosperity school district,
skig for an elect.ion to vote an ad-i
itional two milis tax to be used fo,r
chool purposes in said district, Thel
is the one
. C., urges
n a syste
y kind of cultivating.
c side, allows many
No wood. Cheapest
ty and service. Sold!by
FIN & 00.
naed is hereby ordered to be held at
the town hall of said district, con-.
ducted by the trustees of the district
as managers, on the 16th day of May,.
1911, .beginning at 8 o'clock a. mn., and~
closing at 4 p. in., a registration certi
ficate and poll tax receipt being nec
essary to vote in this election. All.
voters favoring the tax will vote
"yes," against the tax "no."
J. S. Wheeler,
S. J. Derrick,
E. 0. Counts,
County Board of Education..
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
. Guy Daniels and Ellis E. Wil
liamson, individually and as partners
doing business by and under the firm.
name of Daniels & Williamson, hav
ing made a deed of assignment to me,
there will be a meeting of the credi
tors in the offices of Fred H. Domin
ick at Newberry, S. C.. on Saturday,
May 6, 1911, at 10 o'clock, in the fore
noon for the appointment of an agent