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Established 1891 BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1908 One Dollar a Year
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IN THE PALMETTO STATE
SOME OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS
KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
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State News Boiled Down for Quick 1
Reading?Paragraphs About
Men and Happenings.
I Governor Ansel has refused to
pardon J. M. Way, a white man of 1
Orangeburg. Way killed a young
man named Palmer a few years ago, <
this being the second man he had
killed. <
A juror was excused from serving
at court in Aiken last week, as he
stated that he believed criminals '
should not be punished by the courts, j
but that 'their punishment should be
left with God. He was given a good
lecture by Judge Wilson. '
Geo. M. Stalvey, a white man, was
tried in Aiken county this week for |
bigamy and was found guilty. .
Stalvey married Miss Etta Lightfoot ,
in Orangeburg several months ago,
and a woman who claimed to be his j
first wife brought the suit against {
him. The testimony showed that he j
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and passed her off as his wife, and he
himself admitted it, but said he had
never married her. The couple spent
some time in Bamberg a year or more
ago, and passed here as man and wife.
Mrs. M. B. Varn and son, Herbert, attended
the trial as witnesses, Stalvey
? and the woman having boarded with
Mrs. Varn while in Bamberg.
J. H. Garrison was tried in Laurens
last week for the murder of a
young man named J. L. Williamson.
The case was a very sensational one.
Williamson had gone to visit Garrison's
daughter, to whom he was en\
, gaged, and the testimony was that
he was intoxicated, although Garrison
carried him to his home. While
in the parlor that evening, it was
testified by the girl and her father,
that Williamson attempted to take
undue liberties with her and Gar- <
rison came to the window and shot
him. The jury found a verdict of
manslaughter with recommendation
to mercy, and the judge sentenced
Garrison to serve two years in the
penitentiary. The case will be appealed
to the State Supreme Court.
The testimony seemed to make it a
clear case of murder, but it is a
victory that Garrison was even found
guilty of manslaughter. A few years
ago he would have been cleared without
trouble.
DENOUNCED BY BANKERS.
Delegates at Denver Opposed to Guaranty
of Bank Deposits.
Denver, Sepi. 30.?To-day the
regular business sessions of the
American Bankers' Association opened
here in the Auditorium, and the
vast hall which echoed with the
cheers of the Democrats when in
national convention they adopted the
platform favoring the guarantee of
bank deposit^ by national law, or if
this is impossible, establishment of
postal savings banks, witnesses the
scene of a body of men representing
the wealth of the nation, repudiating
these ideas as dangerous to the
prosperity of the tSountry.
The keynote was struck to-day in
the speech of President Powers of
the association, . who decided the 1
bank deposit guarantee was a danger
ous iauacy i .
A vote on these tv o propositions >
will probably not be taken before11
to-morrow, but feeling is so intense 1
among the bankers that there will ]
be scarcely a speech made during the (
convention with the exception of set <
addresses that will not be likely to 1
refer to them.
President Powers in his annual ad- 1
dress devoted practically his entire 5
time to the recent panic and his op- 1
position to the proposition to the (
guarantee of bank deposits which he ^
said would not have been heard of 1
in the present political campaign had !
there been no financial panic. Of the
panic he said that few financial 1
storms occur without attending bene- '
fits, frequently greater than the !
disaster wrought. Unhealthy condi- 1
tions that surrounded many banking ]
institutions in New York required 1
just such heroic treatment to allay
the money mad fever which had con- ]
trolled them.
Two-Day Bride Shoots Husband. '
Franklin, La., Oct.3?Jessie Bouterie,
aged 19 years, daughter of a !
lumberman at Batterson, near here,
is in jail, at that place, while A. ;
Sydney Bouterie, editor of the New !
Era, of Patterson, her husband of two
days, is lying at the point of death
in a sanitarium here with five bullet
holes in his body.
Bouterie was shot by his bride while ^
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three young men attending her, she
used a revolver, and coolly submitted
to arrest after she had almost emptied
the weapon. One of the cartridges
snapped, and she drew this out
and cast it in the prostrate body of
her husband. Mrs. Bouterie asserts
that Bouterie, who is ten years her
senior, refused to live with her.
SUFFERS TO SAVE HIS SISTER.
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Arkansas Boy Furnishes Skin to Cover
Burns on Girl.
Little Rock, Ark., October 4.?Told
that unless the operation of skin
grafting was resorted to, his 10-yearold
sister, Helen, would die from
burns received August 10, Samuel
Tenenbaum, aged 17 years, volunteered
to furnish the skin and at the
St. Vincent infirmary the operation
was performed.
The boy and his sister were placed
on adjoining operating tables, anaesthetics
were given and more than
eighty square inches of skin was removed
from young Tenenbaum's
thighs and applied to the unhealed
Bores on his sister's breast.
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CHLOROFORMED HUSBAND.
Young Woman From Newberry Arrested
in Columbia.
"I gave him chloroform, two teaspoonsfuls.
I put it on a piece of
cloth and held it to his nostrils, but I
did not do it to kill him, only to get .
my child."
This is th? statement that was
made by Mrs. Marie Lake, of Newberry
to a Record reporter this morning
as Mrs. Lake was in the custody
of Chief of Police J. C. Adams, of ,
Newberry, who was taking his prison- .
er home on a mid-day train.
Mrs. Lake was arrested in this
city about 11 o'clock last night, having
come here from Newberry on the '
Greenville train which left Newberry .
about 9 o'clock. The chloroform was j
given about 8 o'clock. Mrs. Lake
brought with her a two-year-old baby
for the possession of which she de- ;
clared that she gave her husband
chloroform.
Chief of Police Adams made the '
following statement to a Record reporter
in reference to the Lake af- ;
fair. Mr. Adams stated that Mr. J.
dr?ViQrf T.oto io a mill man in New
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berry, that he was born in Newberry j
county and is of a good family and
Is highly respected throughout the 1
county. That Saturday last one '
month ago Mrs. Lake became dissatisfied
with the life she was leading 1
and separated from her husband tak- (
Ing the baby with her. Mr. Lake
went before Chief Justice Pope and 1
the latter ordered that the child be (
turned over to the husband. Then it ,
was that Mrs. Lake decided to live ^
with her husband again and arecon- i
ciliation followed. For the past sev- '
sral weeks, they have lived together (
apparently in perfect harmony. How- ^
jver, last night about 8 o'clock when 1
;he couple retired, Mrs. Lake, according
to her own statement, gave her
ausband chloroform, for the purpose
>f getting the chid.
Besides taking the baby, Mrs. Lake
s said to have taken $70 in cash and <
a pistol. She then boarded a train ]
eaving Newberry at 9 o'clock and <
:ame to this city. > <
A warrant has been^issued charg- -<
ng Mrs. Lake with grand larceny,
rhis warrant was in the hands of j
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wrought with him here a copy of the
>riginal order which is said to have
ieen issued by Chief Jusice Pope, denanding
that the child be turned
>ver to the father. The father, by
:he way, came down to this city with
Uhief Adams this morning and the
;hild was turned over to him and he
mmediately took an early train out
)f the city.
Mrs. Lake is a native of the town
>f Newberry. She is a young woman,
veil dressed and of pleasant manner.
5he wore a long white sweater, a
'Merry Widow" bonnet, a blue veil
md a dark skirt, and was quite tastW
y attired. Her eyes were red from <
;rying and she stated to the police <
;hat her husband beat hei; and mis- 3
;reated her. . 1
Chief Adams recovered $69 of the <
?70 that was taken. He is showing i
lis prisoner every courtesy and the i
:wo drove to the union station in a 1
lack about 12:30 o'clock to catch <
> train fnr Mowherrv ?Columbia Re- t
cord, Thursday, Oct. 1st. <
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Negro Kills His Wife. 1
Williston, September 30.?Andrew j
Washington, a negro, killed his wife 1
ast night in a most brutal manner.
The family lived just beyond the corporate
limits on a farm of Dr. W. C.
Smith. Just after 9 o'clock those ,
tvho were attracted to the negro's
house by the shots and cries, found
her weltering in her blood. Physicians
were called in at once, but she 1
lied in an hour and a half. In some <
manner the muzzle of the gun was ,
placed against her abdomen when ,
bred and the charge not only blew .
iway that part of the abdominal wall, ]
but entered into the pelvic cavity, 1
causing hemorrhage It seems that .
tie had asked her for the key to the ]
trunk in which was some money and <
she wanted him to wait till morning. ]
In the quarrel she started to run and i
be caught her and brought her back
into the house, where he first choked ]
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their children. After getting the j
money he armed himself and left for :
parts unknown.
It will be remembered that several ,
pears ago he killed a negro at White .
Pond, and served two years on the ]
:hain gang for the offense. The cir- j
3umstances in each case being simi- .
lar in certain respects, both were kill
3d after they had run from him. He (
was one of the best behaved and most
respectful negroes to white men in
ill this section. His wife, however, ;
bore a most excellent reputation.
Republican Electors Appointed.
A committe of the South Carolina
Republican party, selected for the
purpose, under the chairmanship of
John G. Capers, has named the nine
electors for which the few hundred
party will vote. According to the
statement given out there was !
no friction at the meeting and ;
the white people are urged to ;
vote the ticket "without fear of negro
domination," as is stated by
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fact that the Bryan Democratic committee
has three negro bishops, and
twenty-five negro preachers urging
the election of Bryan and Kern.
The electors at large are: L. W.
C. Blalock, of Goldville, who has been
associated with the party for years, !
and A. C. Kaufman, of Charleston,
who has taken a part in the affairs
of the Red Cross Society. The district
electors are: Isaac H. Norris,
Yorkville; George R. Matfield, Greenville;
Thomas F. Brennen, Columbia;
James Powell, Aiken; L. D. Melton.
Columbia; T. S. Grant, Charleston
and J. A. Baxter, Georgetown.
The name of Brennen was substituted
for that of E. J. Best, recently
of Asheville, who was private
secretary for Judge Pritchard for
some time. Baxter and Grant are
negroes.
COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS
SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS
IN VARIOUS SECTIONS.
News Items Gathered All Around
the County and Elsewhere.
Ehrhardt Etchings.
Ehrhardt, Oct. 5.?Cotton seems
to be moving slow. Most of the staple
has been gathered and ginned,
and sold also. The crop is going to
be short and the price seems to be
getting shorter.
Cool weather coming on now has
made some of our farmers look after
their hay.
Mrs. J. L. Copeland and Mrs. Frank
H. Copeland went to Charleston last
week.
Mr. Adam King, who has been sick
for some time, is able to be on our
3treets again. Glad to see him out.
Miss Elberta Hill, of Sanford, Fla.,
is spending some time with Mrs. S.
M. Brown.
Mr. Tom D. Jones left for his work
[n Augusta, Ga., last week.
' Mr. J. D. Dannelly took a lot of
[lis mules down to Walterboro, to
sell, last week.
Several parties are having additions
made to their houses in the way
Df piazzas.
The members of Carter's Ford Baptist
church gave Rev. E. W. Peeples
Dn yesterday a fine gold headed cane,
with the following engraved upon the
head: "Presented to Rev. E. W.
Peeples by members of Carter's Ford
ihurch for 34 years' service. October
1, 1908." This was his last sermon
to them. He will now retire from
the charge on account of his age.
JEE.
Death of a Little Girl.
On Sunday, September 20th, the
ieath angel visited the home of J.
EL Hartzog and claimed his eldest
laughter, Virginia, aged ten years.
She suffered long, though patiently,
with typhoid fever.
Virginia was a bright girl of much
promise. She loved church and Sunlay-school
and when possible always
attended. She seemed pleased when
ler parents' pastor visited the home,
ind never failed to invite mm to
:ome. Virginia loved to work for a
^ood cause. She left one of Brown's
ilbums for aged ministers partly fillid.
She was buried at Double Ponds
n the presence of a large company
>f people. The pastor, S. P. pair,
;onducted the burial service. x
A FRIEND.
Death of Tommie Clayton.
On Sunday morning, September
L3th, 1908, the angel of death enterid
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thos.
Ulayton and claimed for its own their
youngest son, little Tommie, aged
Ive years. All was done for him
:hat medical aid and kind and loving
!riends could do. He was laid to
est in the Colston grave yard on
Monday. The funeral services were
ionducted by Rev. D. L. Roton. May
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,116 one w 11 u saiu. ouuci muc vuuiren
to come unto me and forbid them
not, for of such is the kingdom of
Heaven," heal their broken hearts
and feel that they are nearer to
him than before. %
TOM LAWSON BADLY HURT.
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thrown from Carriage and Kicked
by His Horse.
Egypt, Mass., October 4.?Thomas
W. Lawson, the well-known financier,
svas thrown from his carriage while
iriving near North Scituate late toiay
and severely injured by the fall
and by being kicked by the horse. Mr.
Lawson was picked up unconscious,
taken into a nearby drug store and
attended by a local physician. Later
tie was removed to his home, Dreamwold,
in this town, in an automobile.
He did not recover consciousness until
late to-night.
He was badly bruised about the
V>aTrincr q 1 nrnr apaln wmind. One
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eye was injured and it was feared at
first that he was suffering from internal
injuries.
Mr. Lawson was driving with his
daughter, Miss "Bunnie" Lawson, in
a basket phaeton, behind his chestnut
cob, "Glorious Dougle." A passing
automobile frightened the horse
and Mr. Lawson and his daughter
were both thrown out. Miss Lawson
escaped injury.
At Dreamwold to-night his son, Mr.
Arnold Lawson, said that, while Mr.
Lawson was badly bruised, his injuries
were apparently not serious.
OHIO GOING DRY.
People of the Buckeye State Voting
Out the Liquor Shops.
Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 29.?Twelve
counties voted to-day under the Rose
law and all went dry by majorities
ranging from a few hundred to more
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The number of saloons affected is
289. Most of the counties which voted
to-day are largely agricultural,
but Scioto and Lawrence counties
have a large urban population in
Portsmouth and Ironton respectively.
Altogether 16 of the 88 counties
in the state have held local option
elections and all have gone "dry."
The total number of saloons voted
out in 390.
Guilty of Manslaughter.
Spartanburg, Oct. 3.?Guilty of
manslaughter was the verdict of the
jury in the case of the State against
Henry Fowler, colored, for the killing
of Boyce Stone, a white man of
Greer.
The jury found a verdict of not
guilty against Sarah Fowler, his
wife.
Fowler was sentenced for a term
of two years.
PROHIBITION A FARCE.
Rock Hill Man Tells How Georgia
Liqnor Law is Ignored.
Columbia, Sept. 27.?Mr. John G.
Anderson, president of the Rock Hill
Buggy Company, here to-day on his
way home from an extended business
trip through Georgia, Alabama and
Tennessee, being a zealous temperance
man and a lifelong prohibitionist,
closely observed the operation of
the new prohibition laws of those
three States. Of course, business
prevented his making a thorough irPvestigation
into all the phases of the
problem, but he kept his eyes open
and asked many questions of trustworthy
business men and others as
he went along. The net result is that
he is rather disappointed. Not only
was he told that the law was flagrantly
violated or absurdly evaded at every
town or city he visited, seeing
evidence to that effect himself, but
everywhere he went his observation
was that prohibition was a drag to
business.
"At most of the towns I visited,"
said Mr. Anderson, "so-called 'near
beer' was the principal thing sold?
and great guns! how the crowds of
young men and others did line, up at
the old bar counters to puzzle that
stuff. As a matter of fact you could
get most any brand of the real stuff
that you called for. And all other
drinks were almost as easily obtainable
through the medium of fake
clubs?and I was informed could also
be had from violators of the law.
"I couldn't say that the law, in
spite of all this, does not accomplish
something in the way of making it
effectively more difficult for negroes
and a certain class of whites to get
at intoxicants, and in time, if public
sentiment is brought to bear more
generally, results may become more
satisfactory for the cause of temperance,
thrift and respect for law.
but, according to my observations,
the outlook is not encouraging, especially
in the larger centres."
the; killing of magaha. v
Five Negroes Held in Greenville
Charged With Murder.
Greenville, Sept. 28.?Five negroes
were brought to this city to-day and
locked in jail, charged with the murder
of John Magaha, white, in the
lower part of this county on Saturday
night. The negroes claim that they
were at a hot supper and that Magaha
came in the house and began
shooting. There was a fusillade of
shots and Magaha was "Shot in the
breast and died about three hours
later. It is not known who fired the
shot that killed Magaha. He was a
desperate character and had been
tried four times for murder. All of
the negroes protest that they did not
fire the fatal shot.
The verdict of the coroner's jury
was that the deceased came to his
death at the hands of unknown
parties.
Stories of Magaha's Death.
Anderson, Sept. 28.?No less than
a dozen different tales have been
told of the tragic death of John Magaha,
Anderson county's bully,
which occurred in Greenville county
Saturday night, but the following
facts can be accepted as being fairly
accurate. They are the boiled down
facts of the several stories:
John Magaha and Jap Ashley went
into Duilklin township in Greenville
county to arrest two negroes alleged
to be under contract with Magaha. It
is not believed that they were armed
with a warrant. If they were it is
unknown to the people at Honea
Path. One of the negroes was arrested
on the Augusta road. The
other darkey was at Alex. Chapman's,
nrtl/M-oH Virtnco Qttf>nrHnc a hot SUD
per. Magaha and Ashley proceeded
there and Chapman objected to their
effecting an arrest on his place. Magaha
forced an entrance into the
house,, while Ashley remained with
the negro prisoner in the buggy.
Magaha arrested his man and was
carrying him to th? buggy when some
one in the direction of the house fired
on him. As many as 11 shots were
fired and when - the smoke of the
melee cleared away it was found that
Magaha had been shot in the abdomen.
After the shooting Alex. Chapman
went up*to Magaha and asked the latter
if he recognized him and with an
oath Magaha hotly replied, "Yes, you
are the damned scoundrel that shot
me." Magaha was taken to the home
of Mr. Coon Ware and there died
three hours later.
Magistrate Chastain held an inquest
and a verdict was returned
that Magaha came to his death from
gunshot wounds in the hands of unknown
parties. Five negroes, including
Alex. Chapman and his son hav"
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Deen arrestea ana lougea iu mc
Greenville jail, against whom indictments'
charging Magaha's murder will
be made.
Magaha killed three persons in his
lifetime, and it is thought that he
killed another, the murderer of
whom was never learned. His known
victims were George Clinkscales, colored,
Josh Bigby, white, and Bud
Sweat.
SUICIDE NEAR MARSHALL.
Registrar of Deeds of Madison County,
X. C., Kills Himself.
Asheville, N. C., Sept. 30.?After
telling some of his friends that he
would rather die than to live to hear
the reports which some of his political
opponents were circulating
about him, W. Reagan Rice, registrar
of deeds of Madison county, shot
himself to death in a barn in the rear
of his home near Marshall at 11
o'clock this morning. Death was instantaneous.
The deceased was elected to office
on the Republican ticket two years
ago. He was 28 years old and leaves
a wife and one child, a daughter.
A CHURCH MEMBER TRIED
VETERAN METHODIST FOUND
GULTY BY JURY.
Fop "Slandering" His Pasto* in Making
a Statement in Reference to
Minutes and Collections.
The St. Matthews correspondent of
The News and Courier says a short
but spicy little trial occurred at
Wesley Chapelr M. E. Church, Wednesday
morning. It is unusuai for a
man to speak so disrespectfully of
his church in general and his own
spiritual adviser in particular as to
make the matter sufficiently interesting
to attract a fair audience.
The Rev. G. W. Davis, of Bowman,
S. C., acted as referee, Martin Mann,
Esq., was the attorney for the committee
and the Methodist minister,
the Rev. J. H. Thacker, who is now
engaged in this circuit.
I Mr. Marvin Murphy, a graduate of
Clemson College, acted as secretary
and stenographer.
Mr. John Vaughan, of Jamison,
was the defendant and conducted his
own case.
The following is the jist of the
specifications against the accused as
preferred by a committee composed
of Messrs. T. W. Murphy, D. B.
Wolfe and W. W. Staley, to-wit:
First. That the said John Vaughan
has violated the general rule of the
M. E. Church, South, by speaking in
slanderous terms of those ministers
who sell the minutes of the annual
Conference to raise the assessment
laid on the charge for the publication
of said minutes.
Second. That the said John
Vaughn stated at Prospect Church in
February, 1908, in the presence of
several parties, that the preachers
who sell the minutes and put the
money in their pockets, when there
waa an assessment on the charge by
the annual Conference to pay for the
minutes, and that such was a rascally
piece of business.
There were several witnesses for
the prosecution, who testified substantially
that Mr. Vaughn had stated
that it was a "rascally piece of
business" for ministers to sell these
minutes.
The defendant offered no testimony,
but made an impassioned and
aggressive speech to the jury. He
denied tnat it was sianaerous 10 ien
the truth, and that if he had to lie
to remain a member of the Methodist
Church he would get out.
According to Mr. Vaughn's own
statement, the ministers for eight or
ten years have been selling these
minutes and the injustice should be
stopped.
Attorney Mann, of the prosecution,
made a strong statement, from
the viewpoint of the law and Church,
and was caustic and plain in his
statements with reference to the defendant's
conduct.
Mr. Mann's contention was that the
assessment for minutes is levied by
the district stewards, and that the
ministers violate no law by selling
the minutes. By way of interruption
the Rev. J. H. Thacker statjed
that the money collected from the
minutes was turned over to the committee
on minutes.
The jury, 'consisting of Messrs. J.
W. Murphy, J. S. Stabler, Herbert
Axan, Moody Goodwin and James
Zeieler. after hearing tbe arguments,
retired and, after mature deliberation,
brought in a verdict of guilty
on every count in the indictment.
Unless the defendant, Mr. Vaughn,
recants, which is not likely, he will
be expelled from the Church. He
is an old Methodist veteran, who has
not only taken great interest in the
Church for many years, but made no
"bones" of his public advocacy of
the good old-time religion. This fact
makes his spiritual jar all the more
unfortunate.
The Church should speedily settle
whether the presiding elders have
a right to demand payment for these
minutes and at the same time levy
an assessment for their publication.
This correspondent, an unpretentious
and unworthy Methodist himself,
does not believe the Rev. J. H.
Thacker or his fellow ministers have
been guilty of any dishonorable conduct;
but no further room should be
left for any doubt about what is
right and reasonable in the premises.
Mr. Frank Dukes, of Orangeburg,
who formerly lived in Bamberg and
has many friends here, was married
in Atlanta, Ga., last week to Miss
Lucile Lynch, of that city.
The Clansman at niacKviuc.
On acount of the burning of Folk's
opera house in this city Tuesday
morning, The Clansman will not he
presented in this city next Monday
night, hut will be presented at Blackville
on that date. Soon after the
fire Col. Jno. F. Folk got in communication
with the proper authorities
and secured the Blackville opera
house and wired the manager of the
Clansman company, who has agreed
to the arrangement, as the following
telegram will show.
New York, October 5, 1908.
To J. F. Folk, Opera House: ?
Approve Blackville arrangement.
You assure theatre goers this production
postively equal every respect to'
previous uiansman proaucuou.
GEO. H. BRENNAN,
Manager Clansman.
The Great White Plague.
At the International Tuberculosis;
convention in Washington. Prof. Irv-|
ing Fisher, of Yale, declared that
5,000,000 people now living in the
United States are doomed to fill con-!
sumptives' graves unless something!
is done to prevent it, and that the
138,000 deaths in this country an-;
nually from tuberculosis costs, in
cash, over one bilion dollars a year. I
Very complete line in ladies' fine
' shoes. Golden brown patent leathers
j in welts and those soft flexible turn'
j soles at W. D. Rhoad's.
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CONFLICT EXPECTED.
Sheriff's Posse Heady to Disperse
Gang of Outlaws.
Richmond, Va., Sept. 30.?The
news from Avonia, Va., to-night,
where the law-abiding element has
been for several days arrayed against
a gang of law-breakers, is most
disquieting, A late dispatch states
that Sheriff Williams arrived in
Avonia to-night prepared to lead a
posse of 100 or more deputies and
others against the outlaws. The
sheriff announced that the start
would be made at daybreak to-mor- v J
row and as the rendezvous of Zimmerman-Thomas
gang is between the : r{i
Snake and James rivers, only a few ^ |
miles distant, the most stirring event w
in that locality since the War Between
the States probably will be
witnessed early to-morrow.
The forces of outlawry are strongly
posted, it is believed, but Sheriff Williams
feels confident that upon the
approach of his superior force they
will break ground and disperse. He hi :X,
determined, however, to run them
down and effectually rid the comma* J:
nity of their presence.
All kinds of rumors are rife as to
the preparations by the outlaws to ; ^1
resist an attack upon their stronghold,
the most fanciful being that
they have cut <Jown trees in a densely
wooded spot in the wilderness and
formed abattis similar to what Gen.
Lee was wont to post his army behind
in the face of Grant's approach
upon Richmond. The hilly and
wooden country to which they retired
after the shooting oft Gregory last
Saturday is only a matter of five
miles from Avonia, and if the start ^
is made early to-morrow, as Sheriff
Williams has to-night planned, the
battle or retreat ought to.be ~on as
quickly as the ground between the
Snake and the James is gained.
bloody"affair.
Mean Liquor Cause of Bloodshed In . '4
Tennessee. /
Jellico Tenn., Sept. 28.?One of ;-?|||
HlnrtHioat nffaira in thp hist.ftlWf%t l(e?
east Tennessee occurred north of An- JSj
thras postoffice yesterday. The scene ^
was a Baptist church, within/ fifty V;P|
yards of which a "blind tiger" has V
been operated for months. Services t [cJM
had closed, and nearly all the congregation
had emerged from the
church, when a crowd of drunken
men,who had visited the blind tiger,
began firing into the worshippers with
pistols.
John Bonnett, J. W. McKinney
and Edward Thomas were shot down /|l||
at the church door and died almost
instantly. The preacher was mortally
wounded. Another worehijfiHtf
was also shot down in front of the
church, but is not dangerously
wounded.
Court at Spartanburg.
Spartanburg, Oct. 2.?The case of
Henry Fowler, colored, charged with
killing Boyce Stone, white, at Greer*
on the evening of May 25, and that \~j|g
of his wife, charged with being an
accessory, was tried here to-day. The
case was given to the jury at 6 '*?35
o'clock and at 8 o'clock a verdict had *5^8
not been reached. Fowler set up the ,:'M$
plea of self-defence and defending ?$8
his home.
It will be remembered that Stone
and two friends went to the negro's
home on the afternoon of May 25.
""in wrA.VJnw o flolH fltnDA V:''*Se?B
it is said, was drinking. Mary Fowler 5 9|S
was ordered to cook them food. Stone '/j^gg
is said to have attempted to assault
the woman and she screamed, her
cries bringing her husband to her assistance.
A fight took place and Vj^jgg
Stone struck Fowler over the head
with a bottle. The woman handed &|
her husband a gun, and he fired with \/M
deadly effect. Fowler came to the % f |jj
city and surrendered.
Stirs Native Patriotism.
The author of "The Clansman** X
may well adopt Fletcher of Saltoun's :|p
famous motto and say that he would1
rather make a nation's dramas than.
its laws. One effect bf this celebrated - y ^
play, which will be presented next
Monday evening, October 12th, at the
Folk opera house, has been to make
the South conscious of its own greatness!
In the mirror of the stage ?
men and women of Southern descent
view the deeds of their fathers during
the Reconstruction period, and
they are proud of the record. The
heritage is a precious one?how precious
many did not realize until "The
Clansman" came. The peace and
prosperity of the present are founded
on the heroic labors of the Ku Klux |a
Klan and the other secret organise- :vvpj
tions that resisted the iniquitous' ;jy-8|
measures by which it was sought to
reduce the South into mongrel sat-.
rapy. "The Clansman" pictures the
Ku Klux Klan in a dark crisis 'of * '3
South Carolina history. It shows
them riding to the rescue of the gal- 7--*%
lant Camerons, the high court of justice
of the Klan, the summoning of
the order to put down the carpetbaggers,
and finally the intervention '?
of the Klan when the mulatto Lieu- gs
tenant Governor of the State had almost
succeeded in his purpose to wed 'i-r
a white girl. The play is true to his- '
torical conditions though the details "{s
are imaginatively conceived, and it
has created a profound sensation
wherever it has been played. It will
be presented here with a well-balanced
company, a beautiful scenic B
production and electrical effects, and
the noted Ku Klux Klan cavalry of
trained horses and expert riders. M
It is against the 1 <v to shoot part- 4^
ridges before the 1 ^ of November, ' -' 4
and it is to be hoped taere will be no - 4
violations in this county. The Audubon
Society is looking after the violjttions
of the game laws, and thoee
who shoot partridges before the season
opens are likely to get into
trouble.
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