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The Fort Mill Times.
H v Established in FORT MILL. S. C., THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1913. ? "PORTLAND NED," YEKgAN, j MADE SLICK FAqE-AWAY ; Walking nonchalantlyj out of ( the governor's private office ( I ' Saturday afternoon, within ten | yards of where a United States i deputy marshal sat with a war- I rant for his arrest lor robbing a i postoffice in Ply mouthy N. C., 1 June 18, 1898. James'Johnson, ' alias "Portland Ned," klias Ed- j ward Murphy, alias , Edward ! Howard, made a quick fade- ( away and bid these parts a fond farewell at 12:30 o'clock Satu - | day afternoon. J i [ Friday he was granted a parole m J UJ UVVCII1UI UlCil^C UlU Itig gOOU , behavior. Saturday nhe chief ; 'jj executive had him in tyis private ' v office, in which there was also a ' 3 . lady. The' governor desired to go into his outer office, and exjj cused himself to the lady and 1 , told "Portland NedM to await ' . his return. When he-got back, the chief executive looked around for the man of many aliases, and he was gone. The //lady, who did not know the identity of the ( man, said as soon a4 Governor Blease had got out the man began pacing up and; down the j office. Soon he Went to the door connecting the private of- . fice and the corridor,; turned the , latch and, with the ^tmost com- , posure, gracefully lelie yed the ( > office of his presence United States Deputy Marshal . Charles D. Senn waJ waiting in ] the outer office for "Portland . Ned," with a warn nt charging , him with robbing a' postoffice in- i Plymouth, N. C., J me 18, 1898. j But the ftderal officer did not have the chance toi fasten him; , he was too slick. Mr. Senn was j much perturbed when informed ( that the man he wanted had an . aversion for the lodging and the i food oft hp ITnitpd fttn foe (rAvorn- I v .R* ment. Mr. Senn informed the governor that he did not think . he had the right to come into the chief executive's office and J ,get "Portland Ned''. Governor ( Blease quickly dispelled any doubt as to the ^marshal's autority; he told .him that an officer with a federal warrant had a right to anywhere; that he would have welcomed him to come in And get "Port- 1 land Ned." "As "Portland iNed" had been ' paroled by the governor, he had J a perfect legal right to walk out ! of the office, as his was not under . arrest at that time. J Great falls Sotel Burns. j The hotel at Great Falls, 1 managed by H. A. Tibbs and < owned by the Southern Power i Company, was completely de- i , stroyed by fire last Wednesday ] afternoon. The building was a ; large wooden structure and was : valued at about $4,500. All of the furniture was entirely de- ; stroyed. The ^Republic Cotton Mills had to close down, as the entire big mill force was formed into a volunter?: bucket brigade, j Had it not been for this houses \ extending to the river probably < would have been wiped out. The | fire was of unknown origin. It | naa its inception m the att c of i the hotel. Robinson Young. , who was asleep on the third ; floor when the fire started, barely < escaped by running down to the second floor and leaping just as ( the root' toppled in. ( University Man Wins Contest. < The University of South Carolina won first place in the Intercollegiate Oratorical Contest Friday night through her speaker, i i M. A. Wright. J. C. Hyer of VVofford took second place and i W. L. Feaster of Furman third. : The judges were Messrs. John Gary Evans," Spartanburg, J. M. i Spears, Darlington; P. A. Bonham, Greenville; A. L. Gaston. ! I Chester; J. M. Douglas, Davidson College. W. H. Scott, chairman of the executive committee, presided^ and the Rev. Dr. H. W. I Bays made the opening prayer. Songs by the college chorus and glee club were a feature of the evening. Although it was after , midnight when the speaking was I concluded, a brief reception was ( held in the college. A number 1 of Fort Mill people went over to Winthrop to hear the orations. . Medal for Good Roads Article. I A gold medal to the school boy or girl between the ages of 10 and 15 who writes the best composition not to exceed 800 words, , on the repair and maintenance of earth roads, is to be awarded by Logan Waller Page, Director, Office of Public Roads. United states uepartment of Agriculture, Washington. D. C. All compositions must be submitted to Mr. Page before May 15, 1913, and the medal will be awarded as soon tnereafter as the compositions can be graded. The i composition may be based on kdowledge gained from books or other sources, but no quotations I should be made. Any child between the ages mentioned, attending a country school, may compete. Only one side of the paper must be written on; each page should be numbered; the name, age and address of the writer, and the name and location of the school which he or she is a'tending must be plainly written at the top of the first page. "Last Hold-Out," Says Cobb. After a conference with President Navin Friday afternoon, , Tyrus Cobb, centerfielder of the Detroit American League Baseball Club, attached his name to a 1913 contract. The terms were not given out. Application to the National Commission for Hfthh'c ppinofntAm.MO * ~ w i viiiokukcuicui v\as immediately made. The conference between Navin ind Cobb coi tinued two hours. Both emerged smiling. When ;hey were asked for the contract ;erms they smiled more broadly 3ut refused to give out any information. "This is my last hold-out," jaid Cobb as he left Navin's ofice. "I'm going to get into my jniform just as soon as possible ind begin to practice and I'll 3e ready to play when they let ne." If the National Commission icts on Cobb's reinstatement promptly and does not keep him )ut of the game any longer, it is ixpected he will be in shape to Dlay within a week. Long Term Enlistment Fails. The average American will not enlist in the army and mortgage his future for a long time, says a Washington dispatch. This is evidenced by the practical failare of the new recruiting law as passed by the last Congress. Four months' operation of the , law has resulted in an average enlistmet and re-enlistment of 2,100 men. which is a material loss as compared with the operation of the old law providing for enlistment for three years. Secretary Garrison is expected to j use this fact to reinforce the recommendation for a further amendment to the law to provide i for a two-year term of enlistment and for the creation of an independent reserve. CornweM Veteran Murdered. John Q. Lewis, an old Confederate soldier, was found siain in his'home, three miles west of Cornwell, Chester county, Friday morning, by James Dove, a laborer on the place, who went lo Mr. Lewis tor the keys in arder to do the morning feeding. Robbery was evidently the motive : :>f the unknown assassin, as a watch and pistol belonging to the deceased were taken. Forty dollars, however, which Mr. Lewis had in the house, was not discovered by the murderer. Indians Paid Off. Pension Agent S. H. White today distributed to the Catawba Indians the first quarterly payment of their State fund for the year iyia. The total amount was $1217.50 and the payments were made in the Board oi Directors room in the Peoples bank buildi: g. C. I.. Cobb, cashier of this bank, had a photograph of the Indians taken in front of the building.? Rock Hill Herald. Surprise Your Friends For four weeks regularly use Dr. King's New Life Fills. They stimulate the liver, improve digestion, remove blood impurities, pimples and eruptions [iissappear from your face and body and you feel better. Begin at once. Buy at Ardrey's Drug Store, Fort Mill Drug Co. and Parks Drug Co. (Advertisement.) WIN A GASH PRIZE, BOYS, "CLEAN-UP" BAY MAY 15 Acting on the suggestion of The Times, Mayor A. R. McElhaney has named Thursday, | May 15, as "Clean-Up" day in Fort Mill. It is the desire of the mayor and council to rid the i town, so far as is possible, of all tin cans, bottles, and rubbish, and as an inducement to the boys of ti e town to take up the I work five prizes will be awarded. To the boy who gets together the 1 irges' pile of rubbish will be awarded a new $5 bill. To the boy collecting the second largest pile of rubbish will be awarded 5R9 mch To the boy showing the third largest pile of rubbish will be awarded a $1 watch. In addition to the above prizes for the white boys, cash prizes i of $2 and $1 will be awarded, respectively, to the colored boys collecting the largest and second largest piles of rubbish. The rules of the contest prohibit more than two boys clubbing together and placing rubbish in a single pile. The rubbish must be placed in piles near the street and must be ready for inspection Thursday morning, May 15. The judges ; to award the prizes will be Messrs. J. J. Bailes, W. B. Ardrey and W. B. Meacham. For the sake of the health and j beauty of the town, parents are urged to cooperate and encourage their boys in this contest, and it is hoped that every householder of the town will collect his trash, whether or not he hopes to win a prize. The town will furnish teams1 for carting away all rubbish. ' Murdered Man Not Hyman. Sheriff Hunter of Lancaster county some days ago received j a letter from Bishopville which stated that Harrv Hvman. the Jewish peddler who was thought to have been murdered and his : body thrown in Twelve Mile! creek near Osceola several weeks ago had 'come to lil'e' at BishopviHe. Hyman stated that he had been in the vicinity of Osceola a short time before the dead man was discovered on the creek bank, but left there, going in the direction of Colum- ! oia. So the body was not that i of Hyman, of course. No further clue has been obtained as to the slayer or the identity of the victim and it looks now as if it will be passed as one of the unsolved mysteries. Steel Creek News. Fort Mill Times Correspondence. The closing exercises of the Observer High School were held Thursday night, and consisted of songs, plays, drills, etc. The exercises were fine and the crowd was very large. A picnic was given on Friday, but they j: j * ? * umi noi, as usual, nave declamations and recitations. Mrs. Harriet Alexander died at her home in lower Steel Creek last Wednesday and was buried at Flint Hill Thursday. She was about 65 years of age. Master Paul Ranson, who has been living with his cousin. Dr. J. L. Ranson, for the past winter, left last Wednesday for his home in Huntersville, N. C. Mrs. J. C. Carpenter is in Shelby. N. C., where she is visiting her daughter. Miss Nannie Stroup left Sundey afternoon for Polkton, N. C., where she will visit htr brother Mr. W. C. Stroup, and her sister, Mrs. H. M. Blackwelder. Mr. Erwin Carothers, who was the principal of the Observer school, left last Friday afternoon for his home in Rock Hill. Miss Annie Lee Alexander, who was the assistant teacher of thr? school, left Saturday for her home in Sharon township. Messrs. Lee and Wade Neely, who are attending school in Huntersville, are expected home in a few days. Mrs. Sarah Coltharp. of Fort Mill, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. B. M. Potts. E. H. P. Steel Creek, April 28. FOR SALE- New Cole Cotton Planter, No. 1, used one and one-half days, price $6.50. Barber Mercantile Co. i Will Try Houston in June. The case against Lemuel Houston, the unfortunate driver of the automobile that struck and killed Miss Annie King in Charlotte Tuesday afternoon, has been continued until the June term of Superior Court, the necessary bond in the sum of $5,000 having been given to guarantee his presence at that time. There was a hearing before Judge Webb Friday and the necessary formalities were gone through with. Mr. Houston is charged with manslaughter. The coroner's jury brought in a verdict that the defendant was "criminally negligent" in that he was driving his car "at a reckless and an unlawful rate of speed" at the time the accident occurred. Ask the Conductor for a Cup. Arrangements have been made by the Southern Railway to furnish sanitary individual drinking cups to passengers on all trains and a large supply of cups of the collapsible paper type has been ordered. As soon as the cups have been received each conductor will be furnished with a supply and any passenger desiring a cup will receive one free of charge on application to the conductor. Notices to this effect will be posted in each coach. Furnishing drinking cups to passengers on the large number of trains operated by the Southern Railway will involve a substantial expenditure which is being undertaken to provide for the convenience of the patrons of the Southern. All of the common drinking cups have been removed from the trains in compliance with United States government regulations and the statutes and ordinances of many States. Hereafter passengers on the Southern trains will be put to no inconvenience or expense in regard to drinking water and ;.t the same time will not be subject to any possible infection through the use of the common drinking cup. School Closing at Pleasant Valley. The closinir pvproispe will I... held at Pleasant Valley academy on Tuesday morning. May (5, beginning promptly at 10 o'clock. The declaimers and reciters c??i?tests will be held in the morning with several drills and dialogues. Dinner will then be served and an address made afterwards. The school is expecting to have Hon. M. L. Smith, of Camden, to % make an address, but this cannot be stated definitely yet. A game of ball is also scheduled for the afternoon between Fort Mill and Pleasant Valley. A picnic dinner will he served and all of the patrons and friends of the school are expected to bring baskets. Stores Begin Early Closing. lieginnir.g today. May 1, and continuing until September 1, practically all the business h lues of Fort Mill will close evenings at 7 o'clock, Saturdavs cepted. The public should be.ir this fact in mind and do its trading before the closing hour. No Need to Step W< rk When the doctor orders you to stop work it staggers you. I can't, you x;iy. You know you are weak, run down and failing in health day by day, but \ u must work as long as you can sta h.. What you need is Electric Rit'ers to give lone, strength and vigor to your system, to prevent break down and build you up. Don't be weak, sic 1, or ailing when Electric H:ttersvvill be; t t you from the tir*t dose. Thou u. " :> bl them for their glorious hen to a d str uigtii. Try them. Every bottle jjumai eed to satisfy. Only 5uc at Ardn .v's Drugstore, Parks Drug Co., and Fort Mill Drug Co. (Advertisement, i FDRSALE- Rarred Plymouth Rocks, stock and eggs. Eggs $!.">() for 1">. Also Lewis Long Staple Cotton See . 7f?e per bushel. .IAS. F. IJOYD, 'Phone 77- B. DoG TAX DUE. rsot'ce is hereby given to owners of dogs within the incorporate limits of the town of Fort Mill, S. that the annual don tjix "t $1.00 per head for males and $2.00 per head for females is due nnd payable to the city treasurer on or before May 1, 1913. By order of city council. S. W. BARKS, Treasurer. To The Tublic. We offer the service of two Registered Jersey Bulls, fee $1 in advance. Also offer the service of Berkshire Boar. L. A. HARRIS & CO. WILL OF PIERPONT MORGAN ; AN INTERESTING DOCUMENT "I commit my soul into the hands of my savior in full confidence that havinp redeemed it and washed it in His most precious blrod, He will present it faultlessly before the throne of my Heavenly Father: and I entreat my children to maintain and defend, at all hazards and at any cost of personal sacrifice, J the blessed doctrine of the c( ni- j pleti atonement for sin through I the bloed of Jesus C hrist once offered, and through that aloiu This is the extraordinary and striking utterance which begins the last will and testament of John Pierpont Morgan, who died | . 1 ? * * at norm*. itai.v, <?n March ol. I 'asl, whose body, heaped with flowers ln?m the crowmd heads of Europe, a fortnight later was brought hack to his own land and home to its last rertingj place at Ilartlord, Conn. Ever Mnce the funeral the publication ot the great financier'sj last will had heen awaited with keen expectation and it is safe to say that of all the interesting testaments of eminent American citizens, that of Mr. Morgan is the most interesting. As to the amount of the es tate, which is one of the first j questions the public naturally is j asking, there was nothing in the j will to give any accurate idea and the executors declare that no announcement will he made i on this point until the appraisal has been made for determining ' the State inheritance tax. The amount of bequests and ; trusts, named by specified sums, . is under $20.000.?KJO. 1 ut the < n[ tire reshiut of ih? istn'e is left ! to J. IV Morgan, Jr , \ ho is designated l \ his latin r to <ccone j the chiel lieir. i?c?t onl\ to his fortune, but to his many charitable und :ii I i i i<- !" ' * o i*? Judg1 Gag.* tar jjstiie. Judge (icovpr W. Gage. of tht? Gth judicial eircui', will ho brought out l>\ his friends to suceood .Justice ("has. A. Woods on the State Supremo bench, who has hern appointed hy I President Wilson to succeed Judge G< IF, who was reeenl'y ! elected t<? the United States! Senate from West Virginia. KIM BR I $$ -:> i i m^K S / 9 Fit as though mad 8 The national si fi shape. Correct b B and scientifically p B assuring you of a ? of both style and co B Try Ralston Autho I E. W. KIMBRELL CO., "The Place Where I Quality Counts." rer xear. Peeples Quits Governorship Race. Attorney General Thomas H. Peeples Monday gave out the statement that he had determined not to run for governor in the campaign next summer. A few weeks ago the attorney general stated to the Columbia correspondent of the News and Courier that he would be in the race. At that time Mr. Peeples thought that in all probability he would enter the lists. Since assuming the duties of attorney general, however, he has had occasion in the performance of his official duties to enter several suits of vital importance to the people of the State, some of them involving questions affecting not only the constitution of this State, hut the laws of the United States. lie feels now that it is his duty to see these suits to the end ami will stand lor re-election, probably without opposition. Sues the Gaffney Ledger. Henry \Y. Huice, of Cherokee county, a supporter of Governor Rl?..ch I" tlw. loo. e.o.o ? .vK'.v iiiv io.-i uuiir L(llll|l<tl^n, lias tiled suit lor $25,(K)0 against the (iall'ney Ledger, basing the action upon an editorial which appeared in The Ledger August 20th, and which in the complaint filed by Buiee, is alleged to be false and libellous, and intended to injure the plaintiff in his character and business reputation. The specific paragraph upon which the suit is based is as follows: "On the other hand, the very worst men in Cherokee county are supporting him (Blease) to a man. Let us see if this last statement is true. Henry Buice, one of the leaders in this county, is a murderer. He killed a man, shooting him from ambush without giving the poor fellow a chance to defend his life. He has been charged \\ ith blockading and running a blind tiger." Dr. Friedman Sells Rights. Dr. F. F. Friedmann lias arranged for the sale of tit? American rights in his ami tuberculosis vaccine for $125,(.'00 in cash and $1,800,000 in stock in thirty-six Friedinann institutes, to he organized in as many selected States with a total capitalization of $5,400,000 according to the New York Times. A large wholesale drug firm is named as the purchaser. 'ELL'S V I e to your measure 9 hoe of rational n y designed outside || roportioned inside, B generous measure mfort B