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THE BAMBERG HERALD.
r Established 1891 BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1905 One Dollar a Year
v" s $1,000 LIMIT POKER GAME.
Played by Party of Millionaires on an Ocean
Liner.
The superb Kaiser Wilhelm II of the
' North German Lloyd fleet, says The New
York Sun, of Wednesday, brought in yesterday
from Bremen, Southampton and
'Cherbourg not only the largest number
of saloon voyagers ever carried in a single
liner, but the tallest yarn of poker playing
ever indulged in on shipboard, notexcep$0
ting the phenom enal games that tradition
tells about on the Mississippi in the days
t.hp xcfLT.
Never have so many rich men homeward
bound assembled in the smoking
room of a sea express. But the great
game was not played in the smoking room
where the multitudes might look on and
count the winnings and losses and note
the players. None of the participants
f . would tell anything about it or even acknowledge
that there had been any game
at all. But it was the gossip of the ship
all the way across, and it is said that
more than $100,000 changed hands.
It was a thousand dollar limit at first
but finally, the rumors had it, the players
were betting copper mines, railroads,
steamships and seats in the Stock Ex/
change. In the nervous enthusiasm of
the sport one of the players, so the incandescent
gossip went, had offered to buy
the three million dollar Kaiser Wilhelm
II and put her up against anything
of equivalent value that any other enthusiast
wanted to wager.
But the real facts in the case are that
nothing but money and checks was used.
The white chips, used merely in anteing,
represented $100, the red $500 and the
blues $1,000. Investigation revealed that
there was no ground for the story that
one young man had gone into the game
before he was aware of the nature of the
stakes and had impressively asked for $100
worth of chips. His cliest expansion was
reduced several feet when he received a
L;v single white one.
The players were five men of great
;f wealth and every one of them merely
gave a bland smile when asked if he had
sat in with the other fellows and said that
really it was a game he did not understand.
He had apparently read the
* "Heathen Chinee."
It was not altogether a dry game, although
most of the players indulged very
/ . lightly in highballs and fizz. An ambition
to win more and a desire to recoup
kept going day and night, and the last
session did not end until the liner was
I; ? within sight of Fire Island. Capt. Hogemann
said there might have been playing
for high stakes aboard the Kaiser, but
that he personally knew nothing of it.
He was sure that the line still owned the
skip
?.,y Still Boom For One.
"Brethren," said a man in the meeting,
? "so many sinners are dying every day I
have come to the conclusion that hell is
full." He sat down, when an old deacon
in the amen corner raised the hymn:
"There's a place reserved tor you, orotner,
a place reserved for you."
A Philadelphia paper has gathered statistics
which show that a woman's chances
to marry between the age? of 25 and 30
* are only 18 per cent, while between 20
and 25 the chances are 52 per cent in her
favor. Apparently it is rather dangerous
to say no to the first man.
If you want a higher grade buggy
than you can find elsewhere, call at Q.
f Frank Bamberg's.
Wanted a Disconnt.
Simon Ford enjoys nothing better than
to tell a story of the humors of the hotel
business, says Harper's Weekly.
"A friend in the West," says Mr. Ford,
"once related to me the trials and tribulations
of the people employed in the office
of his hostelry to keep in proper bounds
a young man from Chicago who as soon
as he had registered proceeded to make
things lively. The first evening he spent
with them he did the proprietor out of a
neat sum at poker; the next night he returned
to his quarters considerably intoxicated
after having whipped his cabby;
the third night he gave an impromptu
concert in the halls. This was too much
for the hotel people; they asked for his
key and rendered his bill. Evidently the
amount thereof was not to his liking, for
> . he exclaimed, pathetically:
" 'Say, don't you fellows make any discount
to the clergy?' "
A Turn-Down.
"Here y' are! Extry!" yelled the newsboy.
"Big accident!"
"What was the accident, boy?" asked
Kloseman.
"Why, de accident wuz dat anudder
stingy cuss like you onct found out de
news from me widout buyin' a paper."
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LIKE FINDING MONEY.
Finding health is like finding money?
> so think those who are sick. When you
have a cough, cold, sore throat, or chest
irritation, act promptly like W. C. Barber,
of Sandy Level, Va. He says: "I
had a terrible chest trouble, caused by
smoke and coal dust on my lungs; but,
after finding no relief in other remedies,
I was cured by Dr. King's New Discovery
for consumption, coughs and colds."
4?- Greatest sale of any cough or lung medicine
in the world. At all druggists in
Bamberg; Felder & Matthews, Denmark.
50c and $1.00; guaranteed. Trial bottle
free.
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I IN THE PALMETTO STATE.
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INTERESTING OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS
KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
State News Boiled Down for Quick Reading
Pungent Paragraphs About Men
and Happenings.
Senator Tillman made a speech at Tirzah,
York county, last Thursday on the
dispensary, and in the course of his remarks
he said Governor Heyward should
exercise his power and remove the State
board of control.
Because he saw his reflection in a mir
ror on a furniture wagon to which he was
hitched, a horse in Anderson ran away
and severely injured two people. Score
another for Anderson, as the editor of the
Daily Mail is wont to say.
The supervisor of Darlington county,
pursuant to petitions presented, has ordered
an election in that county on the
question of "dispensary'\or "no dispenj
sary." The election is to be held on Tuesday,
October 10th.
In a speech at Lancaster last Friday
Senator Tillman said he would give his
salary as senator for a year just to be governor
for three months. That he would
remove the State board of control, and
clean up the dispensary generally.
Mr. W. H. Manning, dispenser at Cheraw,
whose name was coupled with the
investigating proceedings at Sumter last
week, gave his resignation last Saturday
to the county board of control of Chesterfield
county. He assigns ill health as his
reason for resigning.
Senator Eugene S. Blease, of Saluda,
gave out a statement the day after he
killed his brother-in-law, Joe Ben Coleman,
in which he stated the reason he
killed Coleman was that he found out
there were intimate relations between
Coleman and Mrs. Blease.
Frank J. Kirkham, a young lineman of
the Southern Bell Telephone Company,
was killed in Florence last Monday afternoon
by his body coming in contact with
a live electric wire and falling from a pole
to the ground, a distance or thirty-nve
feet. He died in a few minutes.
T. D. Mitchell, the white man who was
recently convicted of fraud in holding
the municipal election in the town of
Brookland, Lexington county, and fined
$75.00, has been released from jail, as his
father paid the fine. Mitchell was a policeman
in Orangeburg some years ago.
The grounds and buildings of the old
Methodist Female college in Columbia
were sold at auction last week. Mr. F. H.
Hyatt bought the property, for which he
paid $30,000. The new college building
is located on the outskirts of the city and
is ready for use at the approaching fall
session.
Replying to Senator Tillman's suggestion
that he remove the State board of
dispensary directors, Governor Heyward
says that he has no intention at present
of taking such action, but if the evidence
brought out by the investigating committee
satisfies him, he will not hesitate to
remove the entire board.
Jas. Padgett, a mulatto, was arrested at
Johnston last Thursday charged with attempted
assault upon a 12-year-old white
girl, the daughter of a prominent citizen
of that town. He was carried to Edge"
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neia ana piaceu m jau auu uuui vucic
was taken to Columbia for safe keeping.
A crowd came to Edgefield Thursday
night to lynch the negro, but he had already
been moved and they quietly dispersed.
Eugene S. Blease, Esq., shot and seriously
wounded his brother-in-law, JoeBen
Coleman, on the streets of Saluda
last Friday night. Five or six shots were
fired, and Coleman has four wounds, two
of which penetrated the body and will
likely cause death. Immediately after
the shooting Blease surrendered to the
sheriff and was put in jail. It is not
known what caused the trouble. Blease
is senator from Saluda county, and is
*a brother of Cole L. Blease, of Newberry.
Coleman was formerly a dispensary constable.
Falling in a tub of water in Greenville
last Thursday,the infant child of Mr. and
Mrs. E. W. Cannon was drowned. A
physician was summoned, when the terrified
mother found.the little body in the
water, and heroic efforts were made to
induce respiration, but without results.
The physician said that the child had
been dead twenty minutes. The mother
left the child sleeping on a pallet in the
front porch, and it is supposed that when
the child, which was just learning to walk.
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waaea, 11 went to tne tuo ana leaning
over, fell in.
Ex-Dispenser Arrested.
Jonesville, September 7.?Mr. F. L.
Dorrity was arrested and placed under
bond here last week by the deputy sheriff
of Aiken county as a defaulting dispenser
at Salley's, where he had been dispenser
before he came to Jonesville.
Mr. Dorrity moved to Jonesville over
twelve months ago and he has been a very
peaceable, quiet man and worker in the
Baptist church of which he united by letter.
His shortage is said t o be about $300.
He gave a commercial bond and it is his
bondsmen that had him prosecuted. They,
however, had been waiting on Mr. Dorrity
to make his shortage good with the
promise that if he would they would not
push the bond. Mr. Dorrity says he or
the dispensary was robbed, that caused
the shortage. Mr. Dorrity has many
friends here, who sympathize with him in
his trouble.
Hurt in Bicycle Accident Spartanburg,
Sept. 11.?L. A. Justice,
a well known contractor, met with a very
serious accident today, at the corner of
Church and Main streets. He had
alifhted from a street ear and was in the
actTof stepping on the sidewalk, when he
was struck by a bicycle, ridden by a negro
boy. The cyclist was going at a rapid
rate of speed, and the force of the en- j
counter threw Mr. Justice, who is a heavy
man, to the pavement)with violence. His
head struck the curbing, and an ugly
wound near the base of the brain was the
result. He was rendered unconscious.
His skull may be fractured. His condition
is serious. The negro cyclist has
not been arrested, although the police are
looking for him.
NEGROES BLOCK SCHOOL
Barents Seat Children Beside Whites in Spite
of Orders.
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 8? Negro pupils
and white pupils at Bonner Springs,
Kan., yesterday were forced to enter the
school building together for enrollment
for the school term which will begin in a
few days. The jboard of education had
ordered the whites and blacks placed in
separate rooms, and trouble resulted.
Negro parents of pupils tried to force
the board of education to allow the negro
rhilHrpn tn sit. in t.hp samp room with the
whites. J. D. Waters, one of the board
members, ordered the negro men and
women off the school grounds. The men
left the building, but the women,twenty in
number, refused to budge.
Finally the negro women took charge
of the negro pupils and seated them by
the side of white students. The negro
women became so noisy and boisterous
that the board of education ordered the
enrollment postponed until next Monday
morning.
It's Now up to Kansas.
A corn year in Missouri means much to
the world. This is a corn year. Editor
Painter, of Carrolton, relates an incident
of the yield, showing the size of the ear
in his county. An enterprising farmer,
wishing to utilize every foot of available
space, planted corn on the roadbed of an
abandoned switch, which lay parallel to
the main tracks.
A few nights ago a high wind blew
down one of the stalks across the main
track. The far-sighted engineer of the j
through train approaching discovered
what he thought was a huge bowlder in
the way and halted the train at a distance
of several hundred yards. The obstacle
proved to be an ear of corn, which ac- J
cording to Mr. Painter, required twenty
men to remove it.
How a Great Hymn Was Written.
Probably a great hymn never had a
more humble origin than "Onward, Christian
Soldiers," which is one of the most
popular of our modern hymns. In the
October Delineator Allen Sutherland
writes:
"A ?reat school festival was to be held
in a 1 orkshire village on Whit-Monday,
1865, and the scholars of Horbury Bridge
school, over which the Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould
was curate, were invited to attend.
As the place of the celebration was
some distance away, the minister thought
it would be an excellent plan to have his
scholars march to the singing of an appropriate
and stirring hymn. Fortunately
for our hymnologv, he could find nothing
in his song books suitable for such an
occasion, so from sheer necessity he sat
down ,on the Saturday evening, preceding
the celebration and composed this
great processional hymn, little dreaming
that be had produced that which would
be world-wide in its usefulness and make
his name a household word. BaringGould,
a minister of the Church of England,
is an authority on many subjects,
and is a voluminous writer, having published
nearly one hundred volumes. In
twenty years, between 1870 and 1890, he
issued no less than forty-three books, sixteen
of which were novels. During the
next six years he published seventeen
novels. A number of his works have
passed through several editions. This
suggests the poet Thomas Gray, who was
also a man of vast learning, not only in
literature, although he left writings
enough to form, with his life, a book of
four volumes, edited by Edmund Gosse,
it is by his one poem, "Elegy Written in
a Country Churchyard," that he will be
ever remembered." This may also prove
true of Baring-Gould. The few lines
hurriedly composed on a Saturday evening
as a marching song for a band of little
children will doubtless give to his name
greater fame than all the books he has
ever written.
Sight Crazed Him.
Winsted, Conn., Sept. 11.?Benjamin
Taylor, about seventy years old, of Colebrook,
who was formerly a preacher and
who has been totally blind for several
years, was so elated yesterday when he
regained his sight that he became mentally
unbalanced, and now is a raving
maniac. The probate court committed
him to the State Hospital for Insane, and
he was taken to the asylum in Middletown
this afternoon.
After the old man-had recovered his
sight he did not trust it, and walked off an
embankment wall at the home of his son
on Lake street, badly bruising his head.
His hallucinations took a religious turn,
and he constantly exhorted on his knees
in the police and railroad stations before
being taken away. 4
When the Train Starts
Sweltering stranger (at Cactus Crossing)?When
on earth does the next train
leave this sun-baked, heaven- forsaken
region?
Alkali Ike?Waal, stranger, we has
each got a right to his opinion on thet
snbjek, but them that knows declares it
hikes out jest after the engine.?New
York Times.
John Jasper on Baptism.
Rev.John Jasper, the celebrated colored
preacher, of Richmond, Va., in his argu- j
ment in faver of immersion as the proper
mode of baptism said:
"Brethring, even a tarrapin know how
to be baptize'. When he's ersunnin essef
on a log en see a shower comin' across de
pon' 'scoot he goes offen dat log into de
pon'; he can't even let God Almighty
sprinkle 'im." John also urged that Christ
was a nigger because he associated with
Niggerdemus."
'country news letters.
SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS
IN VARIOUS SECTIONS.
News Items Gathered All Around
the County and Elsewhere.
Ehrhardt Etchings.
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JiiHRHAHDT, septemoer ii.?Air. joon
B. Bitter and Sim Rush, brothers-in-law,
became involved in a difficulty last week,
resulting in John B. Bitter cutting Sim
Rush to death. Sim, however, shot Ritter
as he was running away and sprinkled
him from head to feet with small shot.
Mr. L. W. Ritter was ginning cotton at
night when one of his colored men was
caught in the press gearing, and his hand
is mutilated so it will liave to be amputated
at or near the wrist.
Miss Janie McMillan, daughter of Capt
J. C. McMillan, was buried at the McMilian
grave yard last week.
Mr. J. D. Padgett and fanr.ly went on
a visit to relatives in Colleton last Saturday.
A forest fire has been annoying this
neighborhood for several days, but think
we have about gotten it under control.
1016 bales of new cotton bad been snipped
from here up to Saturday noon.
Miss Lizzie Trowell, of Walterboro, has
been spending some time with Mr. Geo.
J. Hiers's family.
Dry and dusty?rain will do us all good.
The careless handling of an old pistol
came very near killing a little darky
last week. The pistol was left in an open
drawer and when the older ones were
out at work the larger children got out
the pistol and discharged it. The ball
hit one of the little darkies near the eye,
but was a glancing shot and went around
the skull and came out at back of head.
The little darky is doing well at this
writing. Jee.
G. Frank Bamberg handles the best
I buggies and wagons, yet the prices
are reasonable.
Affairs in Allendale.
Allendale, September 11.?The Allendale
graded school opened this morning
with an enrolment of abut 115 scholars.
This is considered good for the first day.
Quite a large number will be added to
these by the end of the week. The board
of trustees were present, also quite a number
of the citizens of the town. Short
speeches were made by most of the trustees
and teachers. Dr. J. E. Wannack
made a very appropriate talk on education.
The school this year will be in the hands
of Prof B. H. Boyd, assisted by Prof E.
Ladson Fishburne, Miss A. S. Arnold and
Miss Carrie Dun woody.
Mrs. B. H. Johnstone, wife of Prof.
Johnstone, of Clemson college, is visiting
her brother, Mr. H. T. Farmer.
Miss Ada O'Bryan left today for her '
home in Rock Hill, S. C. 1
An unknown negro was killed by the <
Charleston and Western Carolina through i
freight train on Saturday night just in 1
front of the passenger depot. His body
was so mangled that it was impossible to
identify him. It is supposed that he was
beating a ride on the train and fell between
the cars.
Introspection.
The good God placed me on this earth!
I wonder for what cause?
Of joy there is surely a dearth,
And sorrows never pause!
They come upon me every dayr
They meet me every where!
And it does seem, the more I pray,
The faster they appear!
The preachers say that one must strive,
A perfect life to lead;
One must his faith each hour revive,
How hard is this indeed!
And when at last one comes to die,
Life's fitful fever o'er;
Will my good Lord to me draw nigh,
And help me to the shore? T. C. S.
Bamberg, S. C., September 11,1905.
Negro Dead on the Track.
St. Matthews, September 10.?Clifton
Hamilton, a negro, was found dead about
a mile above the station early Friday
morning. He was lying near the track of
the Southern. An autopsy revealed the
the fact that his skull was crushed with
a large hole in the right temple,
Hamilton left on Wednesday's morning
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Sunday school convention and was to
have returned in the evening but did not.
It is the supposition that the negro was
returning on a mixed train due here at 3.30
a. m. and in some way fell off or undertook
to get off before the train reached the
station and was hurled against a cross tie
with above results. The jury rendered a '
verdict agreeing with this theory.
H. L. Dawes, the distinguished Massachusetts
lawyer, in his young manhood
was an indifferent speaker. Participating !
in a law case soon after his admission to 1
the bar before a North Adams justice of i
the peace, Dawes was opposed by an old I
attorney, whose eloquence attracted a ]
large crowd that packed the court room. ]
The justice was freely perspiring and
drawing off his coat in the midst of the
lawyer's eloquent address, he said: "Mr.
Attorney, supposing you sit down and <
let Dawes begin to speak. I want to thin j
out this crowd." <
Don't wait until you need a tonic, take 1
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against nervous collapse. For sale at the ?
dispensary. ]
GRAFT ALSO IN SUMTER.
Brewing Company Would Give $5,000 to Aid
L. J. Williams if He Ran for Governor.
Sumter, Sept. 7.?The feature of this
morning's investigation was Representative
Lyon's question to Dispenser Wyndham
whether L. W. Boykin, then inspector,
but now a member of the State board,
had asked him to order out some beer
freely because the Acme Brewing Company
had agreed to spend $5,000 for Chairman
L. J. Williams in case he ran for
governor, w ynanam naa no recoiieciion
of being so approached.
Ex-Dispenser E. D. Smith, of Mayesville,
testified that Boykin so approached
him and witnesses saw Boykin talking to
Wyndham shortly afterward.
Sir. Miller of the Sumter Evening News
told of his efforts to get local dispenser
and county board to carry out the law
with regards to request book and the like.
Both flatly refused, and when he took the
matter up with Hub Evans the latter
joked about it and told him the State
board was looking after tigers and had no
time to see af .er dispensers.
W. M. Sanders, a former member of the
Sumter county board of control testified
to Dispenser Warren at Mayesville offering
him half the $40 per month income
of the job to vote for him as bottle buyer.
Extracts from the minutes of the county
board meetings were introduced to
show that Sanders made repeated efforts
to get the board to carry out the law.
But when he said the only thing he could
see to account for his being dropped from
the board by the legislative delegation
was his activity in trying to have the law
obeyed, there was a solemn protest to the
statement on the part of Senator Manning,
Representative*Clifton, Moses and
Fraser, who each made a statement flatly
contradicting Sanders and denying any
knowledge of the matter Sanders complained
of. They voted against tianders
because of his unfitness for the place.
Mayor Rhett and ex-county board
Chairman O'Neill, of Charleston did not
appear, ana notning naving Deen neara
from them, it was decided to wind up the
meeting here at noon.
Mr. Lyon has several affidavits from
Greenville, but these will not be read here,
no witnesses having been summoned.
Bears Will Pay Twelve Cents.
While discussing the price of cotton at
the cotton platform last Monday, one of
our buyers gave his view of the" outlook
in rhyme, as follows:
Now farmers all come list to me,
And if you heed my voice,
I'll bring to you prosperity,
And cause you to rejoice!
The same old game is being tried,
By gamblers we call bears,
But your lands are no longer tied.
And you should have no fears!
If when your crops you try to sell,
And cannot get your price;
Just tell the bear to go to hell,
And he'll go in a trice!
The world must have your crop you
know,
To make their clothes and tents,
Over the bears ere long you'll crow,
For they will pay 12 cents, T. C, S.
Bamberg, S. C., September 11,1905.
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Farmer Wanted to Die.
riAviTn? S ?Yesterdav mnrninff
Mr. Jno. W. W. Branyon, who lives about
five miles from this place, attempted suicide
by jumping into the well.
His wife saw him in time to prevent
the fatal leap, but about one hour later he
said he wanted to look at his crop and
started off. His son saw him enter a vacant
house some distance from the residence,
and he did not come out, ran to the
place and looked in.
He 'found his father hanging from a
rafter. He cut him down and sent for
Dr. Carlton, of Donalds, who succeeded
in resuscitating him.
Dr. Carlton thinks he will recover.
For some time Mr. Branyon has suffered
with some mental trouble and only a few
months ago returned from the State hospital
for the insane.
If you want a higher grade buggy
than you can find elsewhere, call at G.
Frank Bamberg's.
Dispensaries Closed.
On Saturday Inspector Mart Floyd came
up to Prosperity and checked up the dispenser
there and then closed the dispensary
in pursuance of the vote of the people
the 29th of August. Inspectors McCartha
and Nichols came to Newberry
and checked up the liquor dispensary and
the beer dispensary and closed them.
They were closed in the morning.
During the day there was a very noticeable
absence of drunkenness in town.
The policemen say they have not seen so
quiet a Saturday for many a day.?New
berry Observer.
No Mixed Schools in Kansas.
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 11.?Negro
pupils were refused admission to the
white high school at Kansas City, Kansas
and the ward school at Bonner Springs,
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withdrew quietly, and there was no show
of a clash. In Kansas City, Kansas, it is
said the negroes will test the case in the
courts. The Kansas Legislature last
winter passed an act separating the races
in the Kansas City schools. This was a
direct,result of the agitation following!
the murder of a white boy by a negro
pupil. Bonds were voted to build a school
for negroes and pending the erection of
the structure, the board of education
planned to have two sessions daily at the
white school, for whites in the morning
and negroes in the afternoon. The negroes
objected, preferring to sit with the
whites.
At Bonner Springs, the school arranged
separate rooms for whites and negroes,
but to this the negroes objected, protesting
they should occupy the rooms simuiiaenously
with the white children. At
Bonner Springs the negroes were accompanied
to school by their parents.
GOT OFF CHEAP.
He may well think, he has got off
?eap, who, after having contracted constipation
or indigestion, is still able to restore
his health. Nothing will do this
}ut Dr. Kings New Life Pills. A quick,
pleasant, and certain cure for sick headiche,
constipation, etc. 25c at all drugrists
in Bamberg; Felder & Matthews,
Denmark, guaranteed.
A DEPLORABLE TRAGEDY.
MR. JOHN B. RITTER STABS MR. SIM RUSH
TO DEATH WITH A KINFE.
Both Men Prominent in the Community and
Were Brothers-in-Law?Quarreled
Over Land.
Last Wednesday afternoon Mr. John
B. Ritter stabbed Mr. Sim Rush with a
pocket knife, and the wound caused death
in a few minutes. The killing occurred
near the home of Mr. Rush in the Kearse
section, in the lower part of this county.
Mr. Ritter was shot by Mr. Rush and is
said to be severely but not seriously
wounded. It is expected that he will
recover soon.
As stated above, the difficulty occurred
near the home of Mr. Rush, and was
witnessed by Mr. Rush's two sons and
his wife's mother. We understand there
had not been the best of feeling between
the two men for some time. A short time
ago Mr. Rush sold some parties some A
timber, and while they were cutting Mr.
Ritter stopped them, saying they were on
his land, it appearing that the two men
live not very far apart, their lands adjoining.
The two men are brothers-in-law,
Mr. Rush having married Mr. Ritter's
sister. * "Jd
Mr. Rush sent Mr. Ritter word to come
over and settle the line, and Mr. Ritter 1 h
went over. As to how the difficulty
started, there are two stories. One is that
Mr. Rush commenced to abuse Mr. Ritter
and hot words passed, Mr. Rush finally
reaching for his gun which was leaning
against the fence nearby. Then Mr. Ritter
stabbed him, the blade of his knife
penetrating the heart. That then Mr.
Kushs's two sons ran up and Mr. Ritter
started to run. When about twenty yards
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of the gun being emptied into his back.
The shot were small however, and we
understand he was sprinkled with shot
from his head to his heels, 147 shot being . V
picked out of his body.
The other account is that Rush was
stabbed while reading a will which came
into the question of the land lines, and
that Hitter was shot by Rush as he ran
off. Rush had the gun at the fence with
him and his two sons were there. '*> tjj
As to what the testimony was at the
inquest, we do not know, as the report
has not yet been filed in the clerk's office.
Magistrate J. C. Copeland, of Ehrhardt,
held the inquest. . ^
Mr. Ritter is still at home, confined to
his bed from his wounds. As to whether
the case will be tried at the October term
of court, we do not know. It is a deplorable
tragedy, and one that is generally
regretted. Both men have families.
attacked" BY A MOB
and beaten, in a labor riot, until covered
with sores, a Chicago street car conduo- * |]
tor applied Bucklen's Arnica Salve, and
was soon sound and well. "I use it in
my family," writes G. J. Welch, of Tekonsha,
Mich., "and find it perfect."
Simply great for cuts and burns. Only
25c at all druggists in Bamberg; Felder & , f,
Matthews, Denmark. t
I Denmark School Opening. ^
The opening exercises of the Denmark
graded school will be held Monday, September
18th, at 9.30 o'clock There will -"|
be a few short addresses on educational
subjects, to which the public is cordially
invited. As usual each pupil will expected
to bring $1.00 entrance fee.
Patrons are respectfully urged to send
their children the first day as it is almost
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I aosuiuieijr UCV/CCoai; 1U ? giuuvu ovuwvi that
all pupils get an even start. A great
many do not seem to see the need of this. .j
They keep their children at home for the
first month or two in the fall, then expect
them to be ready for promotion at the
end of the session. Only one in a hundred
is *ble to catch up and do the work
thoroughly. Something will be left out. IS)
two boys who are evenly matched in swiftness
of foot start out to run a race and
No. 1 is a hundred yards or a minute
ahead of No. 2, the former is bound to
win. Two laborers are hoeing cotton.
At the beginning of the row one sits down
to rest while the other goes steadily
ahead. The first in order to catch the
second will be obliged either to skip a
part of his row or ao his work poorly,
two evils between which there is no
choice. Now, it is the necessity of doing
poor work or skipping that we want to
av )id. So often you hear a boy make this
excuse: "They had passed over that
part of arithmetic when I began school
and I never learned that subject," or
"The class had been drilled in the declensions
of Latin before I entered school,
consequently 1 never learned them
thoroughly." That boy will never accomplish
much in Latin.
Of course I realize the fact that in some
cases parents are obliged to keep their
children at home to work. In a few instances
it is necessary to the support of
the family, but these cases are rare. In
almost each one some way could be found - :
to send the boy or girl to school. What
a tragedy it is to let a boy and especially
a girl grow to maturity in ignorance!
To those who look at it from the rather
sordid standpoint of a financial investment,
let me say in commercial parlance,
"It pays." 'At the present day as a rule
I a man succeeds in business in proportion
to the amount of education he has. There
are exceptions to this rule, which are
constantly held up before us to our detriment.
These are geniuses, and they are
the scarcest things I know. If you have
one in your family it will not be necessary
to send him to school. He will succeed
without it; but you had better be sure he
is a genius.
Now, let us look at this question from a
standpoint other than the financial. Who
are the leaders in religion, statecraft,
society, science, literature ? They are the
educated men and women. Statistics
will prove it. At what a disadvantage is
the uneducated man on the platform,
though he may be gifted as a speaker.
What trouble he finds in expressing his
thoughts, though they may be good ones.
Let us, dear friends, put our children in
school at the beginning, send them every
day, and see if we shall not be rewarded.
E. H.Hall.
Denmark, S. C., September 12,1905.
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