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Established 1891 BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1903 One Dollar a Year -M MURDER MOST FOUlj Mr. fl. B. Varn Struck D< of Our Principal f WAS ON BIS WAY BOME. SKULL BADLY CRUSHED BY THE FATAL BLOW OR BLOWS. One of Oar Most Quiet and Peaceable Citizens?Two Negroes Under Arrest on Suspicion. Last Thursday night Mr. M. B. Varn, a merchant, who conducts a store under Johnson's Hotel, left his place of business about eight o'clock to go home, but he never reached his loved ones alive, for on the way, only a short distance from his residence, he was struck down and robbed by some daring desperadoes. Never have the citizens of this town been more thoroughly aroused, and had they been absolutely certain of the guilty parties, short work would have been made ' of them. The idea that a quiet and peaceable citizen like Mr. Varn should be cruelly murdered while walking the streets of the town is appalling to us all. All the more forcible is the boldness of the affair brought home to us when we realize that it occurred almost in front of the residence of one of the aldermen of the town and in a thickly populated section?a section where if the wounded man had made any outcry, several of our best citizens would have heard and at once hurried to the scene. But the work of those who so daringly waylaid and foully done to death one of our best citizens was done too well. It is probable that he fell and lay where he was struck until kind friends carried him home. THE DETAILS OF THE CRIME. Mr. Yarn left his store about 8 o'clock, and went by Dr. Black's drug store and bought some medicine for his family. Here he was last seen alive. His resid^ 1 ? QAiifKawi ence is on uariisie streei m iuc wuiu^u, portion of the town, nearly a mile from I the business section. He was a very methodical man, going home at about the same hour every night. He did not arrive at the usual time, so "naturally his family became alarmed, knowing how punctual he was. Shortly after nine o'clock his wife, ac- i companied by one of the little boys, started down town in search of him. About 100 yards from the house, nearly in front of the residence of Mr. 6. P. Harmon, they stumbled over his body, lying on the side-walk, face downward, in a dying condition. His skull had been crushed in, and the great quantity of blood which flowed from his ghastly wound formed a pool in which the rapidly dying man lay. The alarm was at once given, several of the neighbors hurried to the scene, and Mr. Vara was carried home. Drs. Black, Kinsey, and Bronson were at once summoned, but they could do nothing- Mr. Vara never regained consciousness, and died shortly after ten o'clock, a fewminutes after the physicians arrived. THE WOUSDS. There is a difference of opinion as to * ? ^ Vorn iroc Ct.rnrW now mau_y uluco jjxx. > ????., ?? He was hit once and possibly twice on the back of the head with a heavy stick or deadly weapon. The whole back of his head was crushed in, the skull being badly fractured. A bruise on the left shoulder was also found, a slight bruise on the forehead and knee, but the last two might have been made in falling. It is supposed that he was struck from behind, the murderer following him until he got near enough to strike. Robbery is supposed to have been the sole reason for the murder, as Mr. Yarn was a man who 'meddled with no one, and if he bad an enemy, nobody knew it. It was his habit to carry his money home from the store every night in a small sack, and on leaving his store Thursday night he counted out his money as usual and placed it in this sack in the presence of a drummer, a young gentleman from town, and an unknown negro, all of whom were in the store at the time. Mr. Varn's store is near the depot, and the two gentlemen were waiting on the train. This negro is not known, and those who saw him in the store that night would not recognize him were they to see him again. This sack was missing from his body, and, from an examination of his cash book and bank book, is supposed to have contained about thirty dollars. There was a small pocketbook in another one of his pockets, in which were two one dollar bills and $1.50 in change?$3.50 in all. This was not touched, neither was his watch. However, it is likely that the robbers were frightened away before they finished going through his pockets, as two gentlemen from the country say they passed there in a buggy just as the train came in, which arrived shortly after S o'clock. They saw the body lying on the sidewalk and stopped the horse, thinking it was some one under the influence of liquor. One wanted to go to the body, but the other objected, saying that the person might be armed and shoot if any IN HEART OF TOWN! 3wn and Robbed on One Residence Streets. one went to him. Just then the prostrate form breathed rather loud and struggled a little and they drove on, thinking he would soon get up. Maybe the arrival of this buggy scared the murderers off, and no doubt they thought all his money was in the sack anyway. THE ARRE3TS. The same night Policeman Kirkland, Constable Padgett and several others went to the house of Led Warren, a negro who was employed by Mr. Yarn week before last to drive his dray. He was awak ened and questioned. Friday morning he was arrested, as was also Joseph Robinson, another negro who drove the dray for Mr. Yarn up to a few months ago. They were arrested by the town authorities and put in the guard house. Later in the day Tom Matery, an associate of these two, was also arrested and locked up, as it was thought he also knew some-i thing of the murder. All said they knew nothing about the killing, and Robinson said he could prove that he was at a night school all the first part of the night before. THE TESTIMONY. A jury of inquest was formed Friday morning by Magistrate W. W. Lightsey, composed of the following gentlemen: Edgar L. Price, foreman, A. S. Easterlin, J. C. Brabham, F. W. Free, N. P. Smoak, W. G. Hoffman, J. H. Rowell, H. W. Beard, C. R. Brabham, Jr., A. Kirsch, J. W. Pearlstine, and D. W. Phillips. They viewed the body at the home and took the testimony of Mrs. Yam and the phy sicians. * Mrs. Yarn testified as to becoming uneasy and going out to hunt her husband and as to finding the body. The physicians testified to the -wounds on the body, saying that they would have caused death in a short time. Their description is practically the same as that heretofore given. The jury then adjourned to the court house, and in the meantime parties had removed the shoes from both Warren and Robinson and carried them to try into the tracks at the body and going away from it. They fitted exactly, and this fact was communicated to the jury. Therefore, in order to give further time for investigation, the jury adjourned to meet again Monday afternoon. At this time several witnesses were examined as to these tracks and the shoes fitting. Policeman W. G. Kirkland, Messrs Geo. A. Jennings, and F. S. Snider testified that they had measured these tracks, fitted the shoes of both Warren and Robinson to them; that they tried them carefully and they fitted. That there were two kinds of tracks at the body and going away from it. Warren's shoes were new and they fitted the tracks going toward the direction in which he lived. Robinson's shoe had a break in the bottom and the tracks going in the direction that he lives fitted his shoes. Tracks were wide apart as if parties were running. The testimony along this line was very positive. Mr. Yarn's son, Herbert, testified in regard to the differences between his father and these two negroes. He said Robinson formerly drove a dray for his father; that-while he was working there some money was missed out of the store, the Ki-,v it TTfts in and the mnnev bein? stolen. J O 7 that his father laid this to Robinson, telling him that he had never missed anything until he (Robinson) went to work for him. Later two bundles of shingles were missed from the yard, and again his father made this same remark to Robinson. They found out shortly afterwards that Robinson was making arrangements to run a dray of his own, so Mr. Vara stopped him from driving. "Warren drove their dray for the week ending Saturday night, the 14th. For that day's work he turned in twenty cents, so Mr. Vara told him that wasn't paying him so they might as well stop off. Warren started a dray of his own last week. G. W. Moore, principal of the colored graded school, testified that Robinson was a pupil at his night school, and was there last Thursday night from 7:20 to 10:15. The jury retired, and after deliberating for some time, returned a verdict that M. B. Vara came to his death by blows in the back of the head, struck by unknown parties. During the inquest Monday afternoon, Tom Matery was released from custody, but Warren and Robinson were again put in jail, charged with the murder, a warrant having been sworn out by Mr. A. G. Vara, a brother of the deceased. Considerable testimony was taken at the inquest which we have not room to I rmKlich Tt. was shown that Robinson had tried to buy a horse, saying he wanted it for Warren to run a dray with. However, Warren bought the dray he was driving from Mr. Smoak, paying a small amount cash, the balance on time. The dead man's wife says that a few nights ago two men followed her husband home, and that one had a gun, which he j tried to hide when Mr. Yarn became susj picious of their intentions and stopped j under a light for them to pass. He said | these men followed him for some distance: in dark places they walked rapidly, but in the light they slacked up. Finally he stopped until they passed. This made an impression on him, for he told his wife about it after arriving home. This strengthens the opinion that the murder and robbery was carefully planned. Mr. Yarn's son also testified that on Thursday morning Robinson came into the store and was standing around the fire, and that his father said he could not be bothered with those draymen monopolizing his fire this winter; they must look out for their own fire. Robinson then walked out. These two negroes having worked for Mr. Yarn, they were familiar with his habit of carrying his money home at night, and, this, in connection with the fact that money was needed to pay for this new outfit.'as well as the ill feeling thought to exist, caused their arrest. REWARD OFFERED. Had the bloodhounds telegraphed for Thursday night arrived, the murderers might have been promptly caught, but for some reason the efforts to procure them failed. City council held a special meeting Friday morning, and offered a reward of $200 for the apprehension and conviction - * *1 J .J oi me murueier or miuueicio. Early the same morning Mr. H. W. Johnson carried around a subscription list, and in a short time our citizens had subscribed $200 more for the same purpose, thus showing the effect this awful tragedy has had upon them. (Governor Heyw^rd has likewise offered a reward of $200, which makes $600 in all. If the guilty parties can be caught and punished, our people are determined! that this shall be done. THE FUNERAL. The body of Mr. Yarn was laid away last Friday morning at eleven o'clock at Pleasant Hill church, on the Ehrhardt road, about twelve miles below here, in the family plot in the cemetery there, by the side of the children he has lost. R?v. M. W. Hook, pastor of the Methodist church here, where Mr. Yarn held bis membership, and Rev. E. M. McKissi^k, pastor at Pleasant Hill, conducted the sad services. The burial was largely attended by friends and relatives of the family. Mr. Yarn was about fifty-five years old, and leaves a wife and five children: three girls and two boys, and to those so suddenly and cruelly bereft, our people extend sincere sympathy. He was born in the Ehrhardt section of this county, and married a Miss Folk, a daughter of Mr. Calvin Folk. He farmed and merchandised in that section for some years, and then moved to Midway. From there he came to Bamberg, about ten years ago. He was one of our most quiet, peaceable, and unpretentious citizens. He attended to his own business and let other people alone. Honest and upright in all his transactions, scrupulous in regard to his obligations, his example along this line was worthy of emulation. It is not known yet what will be done with his stock of merchandise but it will no doubt be disposed of, as his eldest son is too young to manage the business, although he is a bright boy and h?s been helping his father in the store (outside of school hours) for some time. Unfortunately Mr. Yarn did not believe in life insurance, and consequently left none, While not a weaitny man, ne was making more than a living and was slowly accumulating property, which, had Is been spared to a good old age, would have made him financially easy in his latter days.. As it is, however, he leaves no obligations, his home being paid for, and he had some other property as well. Petit J arors for Court. The December term of court convenes here Monday morning, .December 7th, Judge R. 0. Purdy presiding. The petit jurors to serve for the first and second weeks were drawn Tuesday and Wednesday, and are as follows: FIRST WEEk. e P. C. Baxlev, L. E. Cooner. A. F. Morns, W. A. Fickling, W. M. Steedly, L. A. Brabham, B. P. Hartzog, P. R. Barton, Walter Richardson, C. R. Carroll, Jr., J. H. Rowell, H. D. Hiers, W- R- Bishop, M. B. Kennedy, I. E. Carter, J. H. Walker, I W. H. Demosev, A. H. Neely, R. E. Morris, " J. M. Steedly, J. U. Morris, Andrew Shipes, P. K. Hughes, D. S. Hartzog, W. E. Sease, Jr., L. J. Sandifer, J. D. Kirkland, J. 0. Kearse, F. L. Kinsey, A. H. Bruce, J. A Chassereau^ C. E. Sandifer, Clinton Free, W. J. Rodgers, G. H. McCormack, G. L. Bishop. SECOND WEEK. F. G. Fickling, . S. D. Beard, Joe I. Copeland, J. H. Hutto, A. Besinger, G. J. Fogle, H. R. Jones, G. H. Sinoak, H. F. Kinsey, 0. E. Kearse, N. P. Murdaugh, G. W. Folk, J. G. Barker, Jr., Aiken Abstance, Joseph Jones, W. L. Riley, J. H. Holman, G. B. Kinard, Chas. Ehrhardt, J. H. Bazzle, Jack Morris, J. B. Stokes, C. W. Ritter, E. M. Sandifer, J. C. Matthews, H. M. Rhoad, D. 0. Steedley, H. F. Priester, John Cooner, H. D. Kearse, J. A. Walker, Jacob Carter, H. H. Copeland, J. W. Smith, J. S. Dukes, E. F. Free. TITTST T.TNTMF.NT ON EARTH. Henry D. Baldwin, supt. city water works, Shullsburg, Wis., writes: "I have tried many kinds of liniment, but 1 have never received much benefit until I used Ballard's Snow Liniment for rheumatism and pain.-. I think it the best liniment on earth." 25c, 50c, $1.00. Sold by Dr. H. F. Hoover, Bamberg, S. C. Methodist Church Bazaar. The ladies of the Methodist church will hold a bazaar here during court week in December. It will open on Wednesday, the 9th, and continue for three or more days and evenings. The bazaar will be held in the vacant store under Johnson's Hotel, and hot meals will be served every day, so those from the country attending courtjcan be accommodated. Many articles will be offered for sale, in j eluding fancy goods of all kinas, ana those in doubt as to what to give for a | Christmas present can be suited here. I Proceeds are for the new church building, j so everybody should patronize the ladies j and help on"a good cause. A RUNAWAY BICYCLE Terminated wiih an ugly cut on the leg of J. B. Orner, Franklin Grove, 111. It developed a stubborn ulcer unyielding to doctors and remedies for four vears. Then Bucklen's Arnica Salve cured. It's just as good for burns, scalds, skin eruptions ana piles. 25c, at J. 8. Black's, Bamberg; H. C. Rice's, Denmark. CARTER-McFAIL DIFFICULTY. One of the Principals GiTes a Statement In Regard To It. W. L. McFail was in our office last week and gave the following acount of the recent difficulty, asking that it be published. A stenographer working here at the time took the statement. He said: " I have been considerable of a wild man, but I have laid down my arms. My mission is peace; and I have resolved to do what is just, and honest, and right. "Now, in regard to this matter between McFail and Carter, you can say: McFail comes to the front and gives a true synopsis of the affair,regardless of consequences " About four years ago I sold Mr. Carter a mule conditionally. He was to pay me for the mule in the Fall, or pay me for the work of it; but in the Fall he returned j the mule to me and asked me to trade it for a horse, as the mule did not suit him. But, our bargain was that he was to pay me $25 for the work of the mule or return me the mule in the Fall, which he did. I exchanged the mule for a wild horse and I T rmir? Hip rlifFprpnpp IVfr Partpr r#>nTipsf.pd h""" "*v " ? 1 ?? - ? me to do so, as he had no money or means to pay the difference. I exchanged it, or traded it, for a wild horse. I gave Mr. Carter a good, gentle horse, which I paid $125 for. Mr. Carter obligated to pay the difference (or what I had to pay) between animals, in the Fall, or pay me $25 for the rent of the horse, and return me the horse if he was not able to pay for it. Mr. Carter came to me in the Fall and said: ' Billy, old fellow, this is all I have to give you,' and gave me $20, and I told him that was all right. He has not paid me a dollar since. Two years have passed. " I do not know that I would have interfered with Mr. Carter so soon but he disposed of my horse, and gave me no intelligence of the fact. " He came to my place on Thursday, the 12th of this month, late in the evening; inquired for me; I was at Edisto river, loading cars, until dark; then I went duck hunting, and it was late before I came out. On my way home, between 8 and 9 o'clock at night, I was hailed by Mr. Carter and his son. I saw that they were under the influence of whisky, and I attempted to drive on. But, being requested to stop, by the young man (Mr. Charley Steedley) who was in the buggy with me, he saying that he wished to see young Carter on some business, I stopped. " Mr. Carter got out of his buggy and told me that he wanted to see me on * i?i. *r i .1 j l. i ~ A OUSlliess, OUT, l luiu mill ue ?as uut> iu ? fit condition to talk business, being under the influence of whisky. He tola me it was none of my d??d business; that he had heard of some statements I had made concerning him and the horse that he had got from me. And after he said what he had heard was, I told him that what he had heard was true. " t walked round in front of my horse, which Carter was driving (the horse I had let Mr. Carter have). I told him all I wanted was the money for my horse, or for his work, or the horse. He said I could not get it; that he did not owe me a d d cent. I says: Well I had better take my horse, and I commenced unharnessing him. Old man Carter run up and interfered. I pushed him away from me. He said to me: You can't do that. His son ran up behind me?caught my arms from behind my back, in this manner [illustrating]. The old man runs up in front of me and says: I will cut your d d g?s out of you! and then he cut me. I do not know what kind of an instrument it was that he cut me with, because it was dark night. I pushed the old man away from me, the best I could; and I threw his son loose from me; and I turned and started to my buggy, and the young man with me in the buggy (Mr. Steedly) caught me and I had-a considerable tussel to relieve myself of him. Now, ' ? if- n? it by the time l tnrew sslt. oieecuy away from me, Mr. Carter's son cut my horse with a whip and he run off with my buggy, and I run behind my buggy until I got near enough to my horse to speak to him, and he stopped. When the horse stopped I called to Mr. Steedly; he answered me; and I looked dowp the road in the direction that Mr. Carter was going, and apparently horse and men were 4 in the air '?they"were going! 441 did not desire to hurt Mr. Carter 01 his son. I helped him when he failed tc secure help from any other source; and little did I dream that he would attempt tc deprive me of my property or assassinate me by night. Realizing his condition, that he was under the influence of whisky I did not feel disposed to kill him or his son. That is all I have got to say about it. 44 In regard to the statement in the last issue ot the Herald, that I kilLed-a negrc in Branchville, I assert that I did it like a man. I was tried by my countrymen and they saw no guilt. I simply did what I felt was mv duty in trying to prevent -1- - t nonhenr Tr. ,tue urubc IXUUI auimg 1U J itv^uv m. XU regard to the policeman that I killed at Midway: I underwent a hard and fiery trial. I bore every burthen and lie that was heaped upon me, which were almost innumerable. I did my duty as I thought in defense of my own life. I paid the penalty of the law, and was finally exonerated by a pardon of the Governor ol our State and the many friends who had petitioned for me to obtain the same. " As I said before: my mission is peace, and the goodwill of God, and the God I am striving for. I ask the press of my county ana State to please let up on me in regard to things which I have already suffered compound interest for. Sign my name. W. L. McFail." [This newspaper has as its greatest mission the printing of the news as it finds it, and without bias. Not to magnify the shortcomings of others in recording events, but to be strictly impartial ana reiiaoie. mai we necessarily are obliged to accept the statements of others oftentimes, is why mistakes are made. And all human beings are liable to error. No two men see a thing alike. In publishing an account of the difficulty between Carter and McFail, we printed the best account we could gather, after interviewing several parties. In regard to alluding to matters past and goiie these many years, it was not our purpose to resurrect these things and thereby cause suffering and anguish of mind to any one, and they were only alluded to in a casual way to emphasize the great change and reformation in the life of one of the principals. They would not have been alluded to at all had we imagined for one moment that they would cause grief to anybody, and we regret very much that such was the cash.?Ed. Herald.] WOFFORD COLLEGE NOTES. Annual to be Issued?Alumni Take Interest in Their Alma MaterCommencement Preparations. Wofford College, Spartanburg, Nov. 23.?The Wofford College Journal for November was issued last week. The literary department contains two poems, three stories and two essays; this variety of matter makes the number an interesting one. "The Spirit of Lawlessness," by Mr. E. K. Hardin, Jr., of Batesburg, is doubtless the best of the contributions. "The Last of the Cherokees," a poem by Mr. P. L. Smith, of Chester, is one deserving comment. The response of the alumni to the call made by the students for aid in getting out an Annual, has been very gratifying. Alumnus who took their diplomas here years ago, are showing, by giving in their names as subscribers to the Annual, that they have yet a warm place in their hearts for their alma mater. Steps are being taken bv the president pf the college and the faculty, to make the next commencement one which will be an event in the history of the institution well worth remembering. The classes are joining in with the faculty in this movement. The Seniors intend establishing, in one part of the library, a handsome collection of books, all pertaining to the life and work of Shakespeare. To this they will contribute as long as thev may care to do so. Over the collection will be placed an inscription bearing the words: "Class of 1904." The Junior class has under consideration the erection of a flag-pole 80 feet in height^ bearing a large United States flag ten by sixteen feet. The pole will be based on a block of granite about four feet in heighth. On the block of granite the names of the members of the class will be cut. A commit.toA has alrf?Ar?v been annointedto act for the class. If the move f>e successful, the unveiling will take place next Commencement, accompanied by appropriate ceremonies. Just what the two lower classes will do in regard to this matter is not yet known. Mr. Charles Dennison Kellogg will lecture here tonight in the auditorium. This lecture is highly recommended and that there is a treat in store for the members of the Lyceum is most probable. The elections in the Calhoun society, which were held on Saturday, resulted as follows: President, R. 0. Lawton; vicepresident, S. F. Cannon; J. P. Lane, 1st critic; L. E. Cannon, 2nd critic; W. T. Glaze, 3rd critic; J. A. Mclutyre, censor morum; E. C. Dye, recording secretary; Patrick, corresponding secretary. President Snyder lectured at Laurens last Friday night. Mr. C. IJ. Smith visited Bingham College, near Asheville, N. C., last week. A SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY. Kodol Dyspepsia Cnre does for the stomach that which it is unable to do for itself, even when slightly disordered or over-loaded. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure supplies the natural juices of digestion and does the work of the stomach, relaxing the nervous tension, while the inflamed muscles of that organ are allowed to rest and heal. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure digests what you eat and enables the stomach and digestive organs to transform all food into rich, red blood. Sold by H: F. Hoover. Bank of Brunson Bobbed; Brunson, Nov. 24.?Safe blowers robbed the Bank of Brunson last night about 2 o'clock. The authorities are checking up now to ascertain tbe loss which is thought not to be over $300. The robbery was one of the boldest ever known in this country. The robbers, five in number, gagged the watchman of Moore, Barnes & Co.'s store, which is near the bank, and , then did their work. The negro watchman is considerably worsted, having been tied with wire hard , and fast. [ The bank has two safes, one a Mosle] 1 screw door burglar proof which was only ( recently installed. Fortunately the roh ' bers did not enter this one. Had they i done so the loss would have been very heavy. ' So far two suspicious characters hav? i been captured, supposed to be the mer l who committed the robbery. They board; ed the train at Fairfax last night and wenl ' to Savannah where they were arrested by ; the police of that city. Sheriff Lightsev with a posse, is after the other three. ; NOT A SICK DAY SINCE. 4T was taken severely sick with kidney ' trouble. I tried all sorts of medicines, ; none of which relieved me. One day I saw ! an ad. of Electric Bitters and determined to try that. After taking a few doses I felt relieved, and soon thereafter was enamf have not seen a sickdav I ?AA ViJ MMV* since. Neighbors of mine have been cured of rheumatism, neuralgia, liver and kidney troubles and general debility." This is what B. F. Bass, of Fremont, N. C., writes. Only 50c, at J. J. Black's, Bamberg; H. C. Rice's, Denmark. There is a general movement in the British "West Indies looking to the supplying of cotton to the British manufacturers so as to make them less dependent upon foreign sources. . . DISASTROUS WRECKS. Carelessness is reponsible for many a railway wreck and the same causes are making human wrecks of sufferers from throat and lung troubles. But since the advent of Dr. King's New Discovery for consumption, coughs and colds, even the worse case's can be cured, and hopeless resignation is no longer necessary. Mrs. Lois C'ragg, Dorchester, Mass., is one of many whose life was saved by Dr. King's . New Discovery. This remedy is guaranteed for all throat and lung diseases by J. B. Black, Bamberg; H. C. Rice, Denmark. Price 50c, $1. Trial bottles free. Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tablets are becoming a favorite for stomach troubles and constipation. Sold by Bamberg Pharmacy; H. C. Rice, Denmark. DOUBLE SUICIDE IN CAMDEN. |j| President and Cashier of the Bank.Both Shoot Themselves. ~:m In Camden, S. C., last week CoL E. * a? Miller Boykin shot and killed himself | about four o'clock in the afternoon, and a WL few hours later E. C. Zemp also took his own life. Col. Boykin was president the Farmers and Merchants Bank, and | Mr. Zemp was cashier of the same instiCol. Boykin left his office at the bank^'-$| about three o'clock in the afternoon, chatting pleasantly with several friends hefonf| getting into his buggy to go home. After ^ reaching home he took his gun and went | out ostensibly to shoot a hawk. He found shortly afterwards lying near .|P?|i fence, the gun leaning on the opposft?J9 1 side. One oarrel had been dischargefe^l the load taking effect in his chest ana^': causing instantaneous death. A > ; inquest was immediately formed, who ;W turned a verdict that his death was caused^ * vy tuc awiucuMu uiovjuoxgc ui ma tcmju^aaji but later developments in regard to condition of the bank's affairs make appear as suicide. v The same evening E. C. Zemp, the cashr^ ier, was found dead in his barn, he hAT-fa ing shot himself in the mouth with pistol. He left home, saying he was gO*s| -M ing to Mr. Boykin's near by, but insteadf^ went to the barn and committed suicide, '? Both men were very popular, and a gloortftp%3 was cast over the town by their tr&gK^^J The next day the directors of the. banj?$| investigated its affairs and found assets of the bank were fully enough?jg0 meet all of its obligations, but that' could not be realized on at onoe. therefore made an assignment of the pfjul ;|| perty. It is thought that everything-WMMl be soon straightened out and the' continue business. j&fa It is thouzht that worrv over theaffaiztt^&l % of the bank caused the men to pot - ^ FROM SOUTH AFRICA. 11^; New Way of Using Chamberlain's Cott^^ki Mr. Arthur Chapman writing'from'Bjra ban, Natal, South Africa, says: "As prpi^l^ that Chamberlain's Cough Remedy iscure for old1 and young, I pen you tnefe^ jg lowing: A neighbor of mine had a dSdfiEjf' just over two months old. It had ja WfOTp cough and the parents did not know to give it. I suggested that if they get a bottle of Chamberlain's Remedy and put some upon the dtimm^^^ teat the baby was sucking it would ^ the child. This they did and broujafcaft'lp about relief and cured the baby.". remedy is for sale by Bamberg Phazp^MH p JLKftULlUClg, U? V. JL/ClimmIV* FACT AND OPINION. J Breezy Paragraphs Boiled Dow|^?HB (Juick Reading. ^ "Old fashioned" candies arerecpmi9Liea^m ||? ed as best for children. '. -' - ^ The total net increase in the manufactured cotton from 1890 to for South Carolina was $19,928,121. Preparationwill be madeto dodge. aire enect 01 tne explosion ox nararsi?KH>2p on W. J. Bryan's return from Europe^ ^ Bryan has given as a rest. He Europe. There will be no rest the^-*? a matter of course, of his most actfcn^j|j? Atlanta, Ga., is operating a pure booaeif 5? crusade. There is an inspector but hoir|i he can live and sample the booze query in phenomenary. . Joshua E. Wilson, a negro, is to WiSsfcS appointed postmaster of Florence by tbe%. president, who says that the business mtifliUH of that city have endorsed the adminift^ # ; tration of Wilson. ; ^ , Fall River, Mass. cotton mills have poetclj |l . ed notice of a 10 per cent, redox^ion .'srf^ wages, effective on and after the ^ 10,000 operatives are effected. 'Augua^^BB Me., same; 1,300 affected. Strikes expec^^|' It is said that John G. Capers,- jioii||| 1 United States District Attorney, appointed to a Federal Judgeship.new judicial circuit is to be, created^i^1: this State, and he is to have the job Boston cotton trade authorities say thai; ? r the mills are in a bad way. Thp Nino vp . England mills have less than two mofiBB^B supply of cotton on hand, whereas ia normal years they have by the middle s November a six months' supply, v ^pBB % i In 1890, the white illiteracy in Southx^!? . Carolina was 17.9 per cent., the. JijM^^j . illiteracy being 64.1 per cent. In 1900, ' white illiteracy of South Carolina was lM^ > ' per cent, the negro illiteracy beingaSpB/f' r per cent. These figures show a consider^ able decrease in illiteracy during the Iastr^|| This figures in the latest news: "The ^ ' French government is taking steps to 2 , stop the traffic in Paris girls." It woi&d . 1 be interesting to know how mucharstring;C-M , they bring. Paris is noted for its gayyii women; and what is a fact is that &$?&[ these very same women who first diq>lay^|| * J in many instances, on the boulevards, the^f J advance fashions that immediately arter-;^ J ward become a standard in evaneeetiit^ 1 female attire. j How the men smile now when- theq^^l read that Mrs. President Stevens, at the ^f j annual convention of the Woman's Chris- v j tian Temperance Union held recentlyihJIS] Cincinnati, spoke on the subject^ of the Ami drinking habit among women. She said: $. 1 "The question, Ts liquor drinking among I women increasing ?' is hard to answer. >M We surely hear more about drinking wo?^ 1 Lien than formerly, perhaps from the <aet>||| that the drinking habit attracts more atr ^ja J tention than it did in the days when every j one used liquor in one form or another. .;1 A REMARKABLE CASE. //|9| One of the most remarkable cases o?a^f 1 cold, deep-seated on the lungs, causfng^a pneumonia, is that of Mrs. Gertrude E. .1 Fenner, Marion, Ind., who was entirely V3B Vvt? fLo ncn Af Hno Minnto riAiiorn jiJ CU1LU UY ucv vi vuv *)jiiuubv v- Cure. She says: "The coughing and Ji straining so weakened me that I rundown.^ in weight from 148 to 92 pounds. 1 tried >34 a number of remedies to no avail until 14 used One Minute Cough Cure. Four botrM ties of this wonderful remedy cured entirely of the cough, strengthened my $ lungs and restored me to my normal weight, health and strength." Sold by ' * H. F. Hoover. . .. :.>J| .