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LI., NTUtBEB Si. KEWBERRT, S. C, FRIDAT, SAT 2, 1913. . TWICI A WEES, IUO A YEAS.' '
? DESPERADOATBAY j
r KILLS HAMPTON MEN
r KICHAKD AUSTIN SLAYS J. F. B0? - j
ERS ASD F. H EDENFIELD.
Breaks Through Line Surrounding
Him in Swamp and Gets Away.
~ " IXoy-alH and News.
Special IU lac
* Columbia, May 1.?Richard Austin,!
i the negro brute who after attempting;
I to criminally assault a white^tfoman 1
in Hampton county yesterday, killed '
, - two white men and desperately wound
' ed four more while breaking through
a posse which surrounded a swamp in >
r^fnee. is at bay in a
AVIllCXi lie iuviv -
swamp near Estill in the southern section
of Hampton county, according to
f a report which reached Columbia this
morning. The report states that 400 j
determined men have the swamp comk
pktely surrounded and the capture of .
A* the black brute is hourly expected.
%vho is Governor Blease's personal repres-entative
on the scene telegraphed;
\ the governor this morning that the
negro was at bay. He stated that'
troops were not needed. The requ-est
for troops was made to the governor.
The people of Hampton, Barnwell
and adjoining counties are widely ex- ;
cited over the atrocities of the negro j
brute and it is reported that they will
* wreak summary vengeance on the ne- i
gro the moment he is caught. The j
neg^o is said to be heavily armed. He '
tok is ihought to be trying to make his
(way w ucui gia.
The last report as to the negro Austin
is that he had -escaped from the
swamp and was making toward the
Savannah river. i
Magistrate Edenfield will be buried
this afternoon at his home at Allen- j
" QA?Pursued into
rtampiuu. Apt ii uV.
swamp by a hurriendly organized
posse of determined men, Richard
Henry Austin, a negro, charged with
attempted criminal assault upon the;
I wife of a prominent citizen of Luray,!
turned upon the hunters and fired shot j
j?:er shot from his buskshot loaded
Win, two of the loads finding fatal
lodgment in the bodies of P. H. Eden"tfeld,
magistrate of Allendale, and J.
__ Frank Bowers, a farmer of the Luray
W section. Four other men?Dr. S. C. I
" ?a^ t- . MnToor 1
f iMoore, oi Hampiou wuu IJ y iUV/ i V\/? ,
* powers, George Hanna and an unident
tified white maii?were wounded.!
I "Late this evening the negro broke
through the line and made his escape, j
j He is still being pursued.
Mr. Bowers was killed and the other j
three were wounded about 4 o'clock
^iis afternoon, when they attempted
I to capture the negro, who had been j
f > chased into a patch of woods, a low;
r?f s>hnnt five acres, four!
IllCli OH/ ii av^v vjl m w v% v ?? .
k miles from Hampton. Thither they
had pursued the negro after he had i
attempted to assault the wife of aj
k farmer at Luray.
After the first fatal attempt, the purWm
suers decided to wait for reinforce-:
HK ments. Late this evening more men,!
W k>d by Magistrate Edenfield. arrived. |
The magistrate headed a charge on
t^e negro's hiding place, but a shot
*rang out and the leader fell dead.
I Then the hunters settled down to
1. wait Tn the gathering darkness, how
I ever, the negro broke through the!
lin , while the guns of the pursu-ers |
barked in vain.
About 4 o'clock today news reached
Allendale that a negro. Henry Austin,'
had attempted an assault upon th^!
wife of a farmer near Luray, in Hampton
county. After the negro was
fn'obtpnpd awnv the intended victim
Mr telephoned to a neighbor. Gas Folk,
who at once went to her assistance.;
B On meeting the negro on the road. Mr.
V Folk attempted to arrest him. The
n^ro, heavily armed, threatened Mr.:
i-^Ik's life, saying he had come from j
pf Georgia for the purpose of killing
H several white men. I
B Mr. Folk gave the alarm among his
1^ TAghbors and a posse was quickly
? x ?A. mi
[f To fined Dy men or mat secuon. mev
trailed the negro and had him located
in a small swamp.
They announced that they needed
help and bloodhounds. Before Judge
Edenfield got off with his posse, the
.N 7iews came that .T. Frank Bowers had
been killed and three others wounded
f in their attempt to approach the ne
gro in his hiding place.
On arriving on the scene, Judge Edenfield
formed a skirmish line cf seven
volunteers, with himself as the leader, j
They were proceeding cautiously]
through the dense growth of the
swamp when suddenly a shot from the i
desperado's gun rang out and the
brave Edenfield lay dead.
An unidentified white man, who
was with the magistrate, is said to
have been seriously wounded. How he j
joined in the pursuit has not been
learned, nor has the extent of his
wounds been discovered. Other mem
bors of the posse shot in the direction
of the negro, but on account of the
thick swamp none of the shots took !
The body of Judge Edenfield being
in range of the negro's gun, it was j
suicidal for the men to attempt to re- !
move it. The body of Frank Bowers !
also was left in the swamp.
Dr. Moore was hurried to a hospital;
in Columbia. j
Sheriff J. B. Morris, of Barnwell, J
passed though Allendale tonight in l
an automobile with his bloodhounds,
hnnnri fnr the scene.
Two 'or three hundred men had the i
swamp surrounded and there seemed
little chance of the negro escaping1
alive, but at 12 o'clock news was received
that the negro had been routed
from his hiding place and the hounds
and men were in pursuit.
About 9 o'clock tonight, it was
learned, the negro, seeing his chance
to make off in the darkness, dashed
through the lines of men surrounding
the swamp and fled, with the men
and hounds in full pursuit. When it
was seen that the negro was coming
out every one of the guns of the pursuers
spoke spitefully. Fifty or more
shots were fired at him as he fled,
but his return fire indicated that none
of them had taken effect.
Judge Edenfield's body is being conj
veyed to his home in this city. The
people of Allendale are appalled at the
+r.ocrQ^,r TnHcrp Fldfnfield's death
Ci Ct&VoVlJ v*
and deepest sympathy is expressed for
his young wife and two children.
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
i\r]UT3riii?inc3 ncicntu iv -/tti j
County Oratorical Association
| Prosperity, May 1.?Mr. G. D. Brotfn
! has returned from a visit to Due West.
Mr. A. H. Kohn, of Columbia, was
I a business visitor here Wednesday.
I Mrs. R. E. Shealy and little son,
Claude, of Savannah, are the guests of
Mrs. Delia Shealy.
Mrs. Lizzie Boinest, of Pomaria, is
visaing ner aaugni^r. Airs. n,. u.
; Mrs. W. G. Mitchell and daughter,
Miss Rosa Mae, spent Sunday at Kinj
Misses Y. Genia and Madge Harmon
; were shoppers in Columbia WednesI
i Mesdames W. W. Wheeler and J. A.
' Counts spent Tuesday in Newberry.
Mrs S. -T.. Mr V F! and Miss \Tarie
! Kohn have returned from several
days' stay to Columbia, making the
' trip in Mr. Kohn's automobile.
Misses IvOla Folk, of Denmark, and
, Annie Mae B-edenhaugh, of Pomaria,
; are the guests of Miss ivlen Werts.
! Mr. and Mrs. John Cromer, of Poi
maria. are visiting Mr. J. H. Crosson
J this week.
Mrs. .John Grant spent Wednesday
i Mr. W. T. Gibson lias returned from
i a short stay to Columbia.
The following spent Tuesday at Parr
Shoals: Messrs. J. F. Browne, W. H.
! Caldwell, \V. C. Barnes, H. J. Rawl,
i .J. B. rTartman, E. M. Cook, J. C. Stone,
i B. B. Hair. 0. S. Miller. W. W. Wheeler
and V. E. Kohn.
The U. D. C. will meet May Tth
| with Mrs. J. P. Wheeler. All members
i who cannot attend are requested to
| notify the hostess.
j Mr. Leslie Singlev and Miss Cairo
' Wycne have been chosen to represent
I the Prosperity high school at the Xew;
berry county oratorical association
i May 16, which nu*ets at Chapin.
j Miss Julia Maree, en route to Au.gusta,
stopped over to see Miss Effie
I Vice President Marshall will deliver
the commencement address at the lTnJ
iversity of North Carolina.
HARRISON NEELEI AGAIN.
The Governor's Chauffeur Arrested
and Fined For Speeding?Takes
I Columbia Record, W-ed.
Harrison Xeely, the negro chauffeur
of Governor Blease, is again in
the lip- Jght. He was arrested y-esi
terda /for specding.on Washington
street, and was fined $5.75 by Recorder
Vern-er this morning. Xeely im|
mediately appealed the case to the cir!
pnit f-nnrt of Richland county, paying
I his fine.
! In his appeal, which is signed by
Harrison Xeely, he specifies that the
ordinance under which he is arrested j
i and fined is in violation of the con-1
j stitutioa of the State and also in vio- j
[ lation of the code of laws of South ;
; Carolina, 1912; and is therefore null j
1 and void. The third specification reads ;
| as follows: I
"Because the verdict is contrary to i
! the evidence in said case and was j
[rendered through malice and preju- j
dice against the chief executive of this '
State, whose driver the said Harrison '
1 Neely is."
I Governor Bl-ease said today that he i
| had nothing to do with this case; that!
the negro made the appeal himself, j
paid his own fine, will hire his own 1
lawyer. The chief executive said that,
when his chauffeur violated the speed
limit, he should be punished.
The Neely appeal in the case, which
| was attested to by City ciert uooper,
is as follows:
State of South Carolina?County of
In Recorder's Court.
The City of Columbia vs. Harrison
To the honorable, the city council of
the city of Columbia, S. C., and
James S. Verner, recorder: Take
i That the defendant Harrison Xeely
; intends to and does appeal from the
; sentence of Recorder .James S. Verner
I imposed upon him on Monday, April
| 28, 1913, for alleged violation of the
I ordinance of the city of Columbia in
! driving an antomobil-?, to the court of
general sessions for Richland county,
j and will ask said court to reverse said
! judgment upon the following grounds:
1. Because t.he said ordinance is
null and void in that it is in violation
of the constitution of South Carolina,
! 2. Because the said ordinance is
null and void and of no e:.Tect in that
it is in violation of the code of laws
of South Carolina, 1912.
3. Because the verdict is contrary
| to the evidence in said case and was
j rendered through malice and prejuj
dice against the chief executive of
j this State, whose driver the said Kar!
rison Neeley is.
4. Becau&e the sentence is illegal
(Signed) Harrison Neeley.
In the Police Court.
Harrison Neel-ey, the governor's colored
chauffuer, was convicted this
morning in police recorder's court on
a charge of violating the ordinance
relating to the speeding of automoI
biles in the city of Columbia and was
I senetnced to pay a fine of $5.75 or
j serve 10 days.
The^ city jailer, Marion P. Kramer,
who enter, d the case against Xeeley,
testified that about 12 o'clock yesterday
he arrested Xeeley on the 800
block of Washington street. The car
i was going at "full tilt" said Mr. Kram' er.
Xeelev pleaded not guilty.
j The testimony in detail was about
j as follows:
j Mr. Kramer said: "Don't know Harrison
Xeelev. I saw an automobile in
the 800 block of Washington street
going east. The car was no 664. It
seemed to be going at full tilt. Can't
say how fast. The muffler cut out attracted
my attention. It was going
j about as fast as a machine couia go.
I looked west and saw the automobile
going at a high rate of speed. Would
say that the speed was between 30
and 40 miles an hour. I didn't have
a stop watch. I watched him (Xeeley)
for half a block. Threw up my hand
and cried out. He stopped the car.
There was no one else in the car with
Xeeley. I asked his name and summoned
him to court."
Harrison Xeel-ey said: "Yesterday
at about 11.30 o'clock I was in the
automobile going on an errant for
Mrs. Btease. I came ^own Gadsden
street from the mansion. Coasted
down Gadsden street". I stopped at
Washington and Gadsden because of j
a ditch. Started up Washington street
toward Lincoln a distance of one block
at a speed of between 10 and 15 miles f
on the speedometer. Ran on to the
bridge and stopped when the officer
said 'Hey.' If the car had been going
at full speed I couldn't have stop-!
ped it in the distance across the
NEWS OF BACH.HA> CHAPEL.
Grain Crop Not Looking Wei!.?3lrs.
,T. P. Kinard Quite 111?Happy
Prosperity, April 30.?The farmers j
in this section are nearly through
planting but owing to the cool weattrr j
the crop is slow about coming up. j
What is up looks bad. Fir? hasn't feltj
at all uncomfortable for the past !
several days. Grain is also injured
and the prospects at present are for
a short israin crop. If we get a good
vrain and warm weather now soon
though everything will "brighten up,"
and appear so different in a short time.
1 We very often think that our crops
j are injured really worse than they are.
Something has to occur occasionally
! to show us how helpless we are withI
out Divine assistance. We may act
i our part well, but it dosen't amount
i to very much alone.
j Have you joined the "brighten up
jclub"? Ff not and desire to becom? a !,
member the next time you are in j
Newberry just go around to Mr. Win. j
Johnson and Son. Thos., hardware I
j store and they will admit you free by j
| presenting you with a "brighten up"
i and creed. It is a good soAI
T'nion school Hosed on Friday, the J
| 1 Sth, with an exhibition that night in j
; the school house. Not by teacher and i
1 nnnils hut bv a Mr. Jackson and son j
of X. C., which consisted of moving:
, pictures, etc.
1 1 + Vl rv rvocf QP Q- I
j 1116 SGllOOi was i<itut 1/n.^.i. ,
sion by Miss Jennie Lee Roberts.
! Mrs. .T. P. Kinard continues very j
ill with heart dropsy. She at times j
! appears to be improving, but sudden- j
; lv is taken worse. She certainly bears j
her afflictions with an unlimited i
j amount of patience,, remaining as she!
j has b>?en with her trust in the Lord j
i whom she knows will sustain any one \
Ti-iii 'Vast their burden upon;
t ilU ?? AXA
! him." Her pastor, Rev. Y. von A. Riser !
j is faithful to visit and render comj
forting words unto her.
i Mr. mid Mrs. J. E. I^ong have another
| daughter added to their family.
| Miss Rosa Long has been sick rel
I oenuy, uul 10 iuiiuv^ub.
j Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Wilson returned
home last Monday after spending a few
| days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.
j S. Franklin of near Leesville.
! Miss Thelma Wilson spent the same
| length .of time with Mr. and Mrs. W.
i W. Kinard and family of near Pros!
I Mrs. T. E* McCullough, of Columbia,
spent last Saturday night with Mr. and
j Mrs. Levi Schumpert and family.
Mrs. R. .T. Watts, of Xewberry, visit!
t AT Wilcnn last
I ed n-er sieiur, jho. .1. n.
j Saturday night.
j Wonder if some one won't begin to
i believe in the truthfulness of the
j "ground hog" prediction?
Colony grave yard association will j
i re-elect officers on the 4th Sunday in 1
; The members should feel proud of!
the way our grave yard is kept up j
and show an interest in re-electing 1
I officers and also in the financial con- ,
dition of the association,
i ' m
College Y. ('. A. >*otes.
At 2 o'clock next Sunday R^v. Edw.
| Fulenwider will make a talk. Those
I who have heard him before will cerj
tainly want to hear him again as he
I always has something good.
I On Monday Mr. Durant. Y. M. C. A.
\ secretary at the University of South
| Carolina, will be here to discuss plans
* 1 A Af/Minfoin this
tor tllP inp 10 niiii;i\ .uuuiKuiu --? |
summer. ATI those who have an interest
in this should hear him as he will
discuss some matters of impor r^.oe.
For the last week a movement has
hppn carried on to raise money with
which to carry on the work this term.
1 Th? management wishes to thank
everyone for th-ir support and en;
MARSHAL ADAMS EXONERATES
DEPUTY MARSHAL SENN
Criticises Sloan For ' fleeting to File
Warrant For Ari st of "Portland
Columbia, April 29.?J. Duncan
Adams, United States marshal, in a
letter to R. Beverly Sloan, United
States commissoner, completely exonerates
Deputy United States Marshal
Senn for neglect in failing to arrest
James Johnson, alias "Portland Ned,"
Saturday, when he made his quick getaway
from the governor's office. Marshal
"I note your criticism of Deputy
Marshal Senn as to his incompetency,
in which I must say I cannot agree
with you. He has acted as deputy for
several years ahd the records of this
office do not justify your charges. He
has performed his duties promptly and
efficiently heretofore and I have no
doubt would have done so if he had
been instructed with ^ the warrant for
the arrest of .Johnson, as he should
Should Have Filed Warrant
Marshal Adams critcises Mr. Sloan
for neglecting to file the warrant for
the arrest of Johnson with his office,
as is required by the regulations. In
this connection the letter says:
"It seems to me this warrant had
been issued 'by you sixty days prior
to the release of the prisoner and this
office had no information about such
warrant; therefore, the records here
would not have shown that there was
such a warrant for this man. All warrants
issued, except those for emergencies,
are always sent to tins office
for pvPf?n.Hnn nnrl nil warrants under
the regulations are placed in the hands
of regularly commissioned deputies by
me for execution, and I contend that
Deputy Senn cannot be held responsible
for the execution of a warrant
that had been in existence for sixty
days unknown to this office. In conclusion,
will say that I have no doubt
i? i. _ JJ - - J AU ?4- 4-^
it you naa returned una wanam iu
this office when the same was issued
that Johnson would not have escaped."
A New "Development.
A new development has arisen in the
Johnson case. It seems that B. G. Landrum,
a liveryman of Spartanburg, had
offered the noted yeggman a job at
doing chores around his livery stable.
"Portland Ned" had accepted the position
with avidity, and voiced his intennf
looHino- o notv' lifp nnH henniT!
ing a good citizen. If the matter of
the new Fed-eral warrant had not come
up probably "Portland Ned" would
now be working in Spartanburg.
When Johnson was talking to Governor
Please Saturday he seemed to
be overjoyed at the prospects of freedom.
He showed the chief executive
aome silver and is said to have remarked:
"I have enough money to pay my
fare to Spartanburg, where I have secured
a position. It is very seldom
that, when a man is released from a
prison, he has any money. I intend to
lead a better life and to try and be
come a good citizen."
FREE DELIVERY FOR GAFFNEY
Has Started With Two CarriersNew
Postortite Soon Ready.
Gaffney. April 20.?Preparations arc
going on in Gaft'n y for the installation
of the free delivery of mail system.
which will be inaugurated here
on Thursday, May 1. Messrs. Gaines
? 1 ii.r-zi/vaitro/} th o n n ri r\ i n t -
cinu fiUftCi a, >> iiu i ul/rv.?.
ments as carriers, have been engaged
in mapping out the routes and with
the exception of th^ placing of the collection
boxes for the outgoing mail, all
arrangements have been completed.
The $:?0,000 federal bjiilding, one of
the handsomest in the State, is almost
completed and Mr. W. F. Brent, the
'^(tractor, says it will be ready
fr*7- n^nnanpu hv the middle of June.
STEAMER'S SAFE RECOVERED.
Divers Find $2,000 In Strong Box Oi
Jas. T. Staples.
Mobile, Ala., April 29.?Divers representing
various business interests
Tuesday afternoon recovered the safe
of tlit ill-lated steamer James T. Staples,
which was destroyed with nin-e*
it.,ac ;ovnlnsinn nf unknown
ICUii uvco ill cm V . v ^ . -
origin last December. The safe contained
two thousand dollars and will
t>~ 'lrousht to Mobile on a tug boat
ITEMS OF INTEREST
FROM STATE CAPITAL
GOVERNOR'S REASONS IN THE JOS
The Race For Associate Justice Ob
In Earnest?Evans Case Again
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, ivlay 1.?Following are
the reasons stated by Governor Blease
for the reduction of sentence of Mr.
Joe D. Quattlebaum, convicted at the
Xewberrv court of carrying: concealed
"Quattlebaum, Joe. D. (White).?
Convicted at the Maich, 1913. term of
court for Newberry county, of carrying
concealed weapons, and sentenced
to thirty days imprisonment upon the
public works or to pay a fine of One*'
I "The petition presented shows that
this young man had a difficulty with
another young man; that he was tried
for assault and battery with intent to
kill and found not guilty on that
charge, but was convicted of carrying
concealed weapons, and sentenced aa
above. H-e was tried before the recorder
of the town of Newberry, and
paid a tine of $iu.uu. me juage sentenced
him to pay a fine of $100.00 in
the circuit court, alpo.
"The petition is signed by W. H..
Wallace, editor of the Newberry Ob,
server; James Mcintosh, president of
| the Newberry Savings Bank; Clerk
! and Treasurer J. R. Scurry, Col. E.
. H. Aull, county superintendent of <ed|
ucation; W. H. Jernigan*' chief of po|
lice; C. T. Wyche,2*nember of the
| house of representatives; J. D. Quat- ^
! tlebaum, Geo. Y. ifunter, Eugene S.
; Werts, county auditor; John L. Epps,
; county treasurerrJSV. A. Hill, county ,
j supervisor; *^^5^ Neel, B. C. Mat'
thews, Alderi&fn and Mayor Pro Tern
H. H. Abrams, by nine of the jurors
~ +V?rt nnoo. DQvorol nf tha
VV 11U LI 1CU IUC IttOi I iivivkui VI vuu
grand jury who found a true bill, and
by about one hundred and fifty of my
good friends of the town and county
! "Upon this showing, the sentence
was commuted to a fine of forty dol';
lars or thirty days imprisonment upon
the public works. Commutation dated
April 25th, 1913." '
! Governor Blease is receiving invij
tations to deliver addresses at con1
ventions, barbecues and picnics extending
entirely through the summer.
j The governor goes to Charleston next
: week to attend the annual celebration
11 of the German Rifle club, which is al!
ways a highly enjoyable occasion.
1 * * *
The selection of a nan to fill an office
of State-wide importance always
* ? ?* nf IT* tarpct Qllrf
creates u, gicai ucai vi ?
speculation in this State, and of course
the capital of the State is usually the
political headquarters in any kind of
a State political campaign. Already
several candidates have been "urged"
or "mentioned" for the place held by
Associate Justice 0. A. Woods, who
Kcfin o nnnin tort United States
|i.a* u'-'Cii w v> -- - - ?? _?
judge. Among these are Circuit
i Tprices Gaee. Soase. nnd Prince, For'
pipv Govprnor Shenpard, Hon. George
S. Mower, and others. The suggestion
has also been made that the lawyers
of the Bar association meet and agree
! upon a candidate to present to the
* * >
The. B. B. Evans <*.ase will come up
in the supreme court again tomorrow.
* * *
" Gen. B. H. Teague, of Aiken, has
been appointed by the governor as the
South Carolina representative on the
Battle of Gettysburg commission in
the place of W. J. Talbert, resigned.
Genera] Teague 5s commander of
the South Carolina Division of I'nit-etl
Where the Break Occurred.
With bated breath the mother rushed
across the football field to the
emergency hospital. "What tiding,"
she faltered, "of my son?"
They looked upon her with compassion.
"Well, you seV' explained the
contain of the toam. "he lost hi? h< a?i
\vh-?n lie tried the flying wedge."
Shrieking wildly, she^.sank to ttie
a "Tkov mo ifxr.iK onlv &
JiiUUl . x uv/j wiu ti ^
broken arm." ^