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[l ' >* VcfTi i (Hh? Bamberg Ifwalii # _ v fe Established 1891 BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18,1909. One Dollar a Year ' COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. ] News Items Gathered All Around the j f County and Elsewhere. , . Colston News. ] Colston, November 16.?We are > certainly having dry weather for : cane grinding, and that is all the go i around here, and oppossum hunting. < i Mr. and Mrs. Preston Sandifer, < from Denmark, visited their parents, : Mr and Mrs. G. H. Kearse, last Satur- j # day and Sunday. i * i Misses Florrie and Alma Bishop, 1 . from Ehrhardt, visited friends and ; relatives on Colston last Saturday ] - and Sunday. ] 1 Miss Letitia Bishop visited her ] sister, Mrs. J. P. Bishop, near Ehrhardt last week. I Miss Leila Padgett visited Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Grimes at Bamberg last week. t _______ Mr. and Mrs. George Bessinger, from Midway, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Padgett last Saturday and Sunday. r Messrs. J. H. McMillan and J. C. - Avant, from Colleton, were visitors on Colston last Sunday. ___________ Mr. C. C. Fender was out to Bamberg last week as juryman. Mr. Jones Bishop and sister, Miss Annie, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Bishop last Sunday. 1 Miss Alma Fender was the guest of Miss Bessie Folk Sunday. r. * We are sorry to note the illness of ? riAlwi.* Dftnfi Kiif nTa VlAHO to QPP f ivn. v^axvxu xvcuu, uuv. iiv w . - - him out soon. I ; Messrs. C. T. Padgett, J. E. Bishop, s A. W. Fender, and G. C. Padgett, f , went to Bamberg last Saturday. z c ft St. John's News. c St. John's, November 15.?Candy J pollings are all the go for the young J folks now. Quite a number of our folks at- 2 tended the Colleton county fair at . Walterboro last week. * Mr. Angus Kearse and Miss Annie- f belle Boynton were happily married c ^ last Wednesday at the home of the ^ bride's parents. A great many of our young folks I attended the eandv Dulling at Mr. J. 1 L. Kinard's last Monday night. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ray, of c, Tainpa, Fla., who have been spending T time with Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Folk, returned to their home last Thursday. f Mr. George Allen and Miss Flossie ^ Shaw were happily married last , Sunday morning at the home of the bride's parent, Mr. G. S. Shaw. > ______ 1 The little Sunbeam society is going 1 to have their public meeting next . Sunday morning at St. John's. t Everybody is invited to attend. Misses Vena and Pearl Breland * were the guests of Miss Elizabeth ? Hiers last Sunday. Mr. J. A. Lightsey and family, of * Sycamore, were the guests of Dr. W. ; N. H. Folk last Sunday. * Mr. J. B. Hiers attended court last week at Bamberg. Mr. J. A. Peters and family spent last Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Herndon. Mrs. Dr. Folk and daughter, Miss Mipellah, spent last Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Calvin O'Quinn. News from St. John's. Ehrhardt, Nov. 15.?Dear Mr. Knight: I will write you a few lines from the St. John's neighborhood. Mr. Geo. Allen and Miss Flossie Shaw were happily married at the home of the bride on last Sunday afternoon at 4.30, Rev. C. H. Turner, from Fairfax, officiating. The St. John's school is progress- ] ing nicely under the management of 1 Mr. J. S. Boles. s The Rev. Mr. Rogers is expected to 1 preach at St. John's next Sunday ! morning. 1 The children of the Sunbeam Band 1 St. John's church will observe next ( Sunday as children's day at j.v.30 a. j m. A nice program has been ar- ] ranged by their faithful leader, Mrs. 1 W. D. Kinard. The public is ccr- i dially invited to attend. Come, Mr. c Editor; we are always glad to see ] you. With kind regards for you and ] The Herald, I am Your friend, n. T HRR\-nnv Contract Awarded. 1 ( Charleston, Nov. 15.?The contract i was let this afternoon for the con- ' struction of the People's building, the i new office building on Broad street. 1 The contract was given to the Sim- < mons-Mayrant company of Charles- 1 ton and Hadden Contracting company ] of New York, the firms dividing the ] work. The bids of the firms were re- i spectively $253,827 and $243,292. i A satisfactory agreement has been ' reached to do the work jointly and ] split the bids, under such modifications of the specifications as the building committee has agreed upon, i CHRYSANTHEMUM WEDDING, j | ! Miss Willie Meriwether Becomes! Bride of Dr. P. B. McCrackin. i S I Beautiful Trinity has never been I more entrancingly beautiful than on last Wednesday evening when the <; large auditorium was crowded to its utmost capacity to witness the marriage of Dr. F. B. McCrackin to Miss Willie Meriwether, both of this city. Under the artistic management of Mrs. Jacob Felder, assisted by Mrs. s Clarence Brabham, the rostrum and \ ;hancel had been converted into a c veritable fairy's bower?great arches t iaintily entwined with southern smilax, with here and there queenly < golden chrysanthemums giving the \ accessary coloring?spanned the j rostrum; .huge bouquets of these r beautiful yellow flowers were knotted it intervals along the chancel rail, ( having as a background myriads of ittle yellow candles, and on the extreme left and right arch hung great letters McC and M consructed of flowing electric lights, suspended * from the large central arch was the lovely marriage bell of yellow chry- ? santhemums, and there this popular 1 roung couple were "made one," the < ceremony being performed by Rev. i VI. M. Brabham, of Lancaster, he hav- I ng served in like manner the parents t Df the bride. 1 The ushers were as follows: 1 Messrs. Jacob E. Felder, D. G. Feller, E. H. Henderson, and Clarence y B. Free. Attendants entered in the c following order: Mr. Hugh E. Vin- T lent, of Varnville, with Miss Franke 1 Polk; Mr. F. M. Moye with Miss ^ Irene Miller, of Westminister; Mr. r Fames McGowan with Miss Myra t ftooton; Mr. Chas. D. Felder with t Miss Annie Lou Byrd; Dr. L. E. h Breher, of Leesville, with Miss Lula C Dowling, of Varnville. The bride a was accompanied by her maid of lonor, Miss Sadie Meriwether, of Ulendale; the groom with his broth;r, Mr. J. T. McCrackin, of Newberry. The handsome bride was taste- t ully attired in ivory satin duchesse, jearl trimmings, tulle veil, caught vith orange blossoms, carrying a ihower bouquet of bride's roses and 'eras. The maids wore dainty creitions of white satin messaline, and * ;arried great bouquets of yellow shrysanthemums. The gown of the naid of honor was yellow messaline. The gentlemen were elegantly atired in regulation evening costume. The soft notes of Lohengrin hertlded the arrival of the bridal party, md after the ceremony, the joyous lappy strains of Mendlesohn, echoed orth as the party retired from the hurch to the hospitable home of the >ride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. McB. Jpeaks, where a delightful reception vas held, Mrs. Speaks being assisted n her duties as hostess by Mr. and drs. C. R. Brabham, Jr., and Mr. and drs. G. Moye Dickinson. The parlors and dining room were tffectively decorated, carrying out in letail the color scheme of yellow. Punch was served by Mrs. Jacob Welder and Miss Jennie Turner. During the evening dainty courses >f salads and sweets were served, the ;ouvenirs being tiny white moire >oxes of wedding cake tied with yelow satin ribbon. Many and handsome were the gifts n cut glass, silver, china, and fine inen. At 12 o'clock the happy pair left n an automobile for Denmark, where hey took the Seaboard en route to i J ~AV. T laCKSOnviue auu uiua yviuw iu * Florida. The bride's going-away I jown was of wistaria broadcloth with a lat and accessories to match. s These young people have been resi- a lents of Bamberg comparatively a 1 short time, but have made hosts of 'riends who will be glad to know r hat they will continue to live among t is. Mrs. McCrackin is the only t laughter of Mrs. A. McB. Speaks, t rery popular in the social circle, and c Dr. McCrackin is a young1 druggist, i lative of Newberry, graduated from i ;he University of Maryland School of ? Pharmacy, and is manager of the < Peoples Drug Co., of this city. t The guests at the reception were I is follows: Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Dick- 1 nson, Mrs. J. W. Price, Miss Camille i Price, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Brabham, 1 lr., Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Price, Miss t lennie Turner, Miss Cressida Bre- i land Miss Annip bmi Rvrd. Miss 1 Franke Folk, Miss Myra Hooton, Mr. t md Mrs. J. E. Felder, Messrs. David I j. Felder, Clarence Free, Jas. Mc- c 3owan, E. H. Henderson, and Chas. ? D. Felder. c The out of town guests were: 1 Messrs. J. T. and T. B. McCrackin, ( )f Newberry, brothers of the groom, i L. E. Dreher, of Leesville, Hugh E. 1 Vincent, of Varnville, W. M. John- 1 3on, of Newberry, J. C. O'Neal and ] Walter C. Peoples, of Savannah, J. J. < Speaks, or varnvnie, j. u. jvienwether, of Atlanta, brother of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. E. Smiley, of Drangeburg, Mrs. J. G. Meriwether md Miss Sadie Meriwether, of Allendale, Mrs. M. H. Calhoun, of Barnwell, Miss Irene Miller, of Westminister, Miss Elizabeth McCrackin, ?f Newberry, sister of the groom, Miss Lula Dowling, of Varnville, and Rev. VI. M. Brabham, of Lancaster. Dispensary at Olar Robbed. Olar, Nov. 12.?The dispensary at ' :his place was entered and robbed if seven cases of one X corn last light, amounting in value to $85.88. The robbers entered from the front, ising a pair of iron clippers, clipping the bolts, breaking one of the lights iut of window, pushing thumb bolt J back and raising sash. They trans- i ported their booze in a wagon to r parts unknown. There was $47.60 J in money left in the safe and it was c unlocked. They failed to get it. i rhere is no suspicion as to who the t robbers were. I I O, you cut glass! O, thou cut a >rice, at Simmons Hardware Co. f IN THE PALMETTO STATE JOME OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. >tate News Boiled Down for Quick Reading?Paragraphs About Men and Happenings. The white people of Batesburg presented Rev. Richard Carroll, colored, vith a fine horse and buggy at the lose of the colored State fair in that own on Friday night. Suit has been entered against the Southern Railway in the sum of $25,1AA fnr +Vick Ullinor r\f T. li1 Flrtrn n / v v lux vxiv nixiiug v*. m* ? M irominent citizen of Edgefield, at Trenton some weeks ago. Mr. W. J. Zeigler, who lives in )rangeburg county, near Branchrille, had his right arm so badly nangled in a gin that amputation vas necessary. The accident hap>ened Monday of this week. Belton Kelly, a young white man, xttempted to commit suicide in Coumbia last Saturday by drinking an )unce bottle of laudanum. Prompt nedical attention saved his life. He lad been drinking heavily and was ;hought to be under the influence of vhiskey when he attempted to end lis existence. Last Saturday afternoon the 9ear-old son of Donald Cherry accilentally shot and killed the son of Villiam Dantzler with a shot gun. ?he boy was taking the gun from a ragon and in unbreaching it to rennvp thp shells it was discharged. he full load striking the boy and lowing his head off. The accident tappened in the Fork section of )rangeburg county. All the parties re negroes. Copeland-Castenado. The marriage of Miss Paola Casenado and Ensign David Graham >opeland, United States Navy, was an went of much interest socially, Tueslay afternoon, November 9, which vas celebrated at the home of the grandmother of the bride, Mrs. ames Alfred Charbonnet, with much (eauty of detail. Only relatives and close friends vere present at the ceremony, which vas performed by Rev. Father Bojarts. The rooms of the spacious lome were in gala bridal array of hrysanthemums, fern and drooping (alms. Defining a pathway for the >ride, a lovely and attractive girl, me of New .Orleans' pronounced (eauties of the creoLe type, were Mrs. >onl RronH Afrs AnHprsnn Offiitt.. rlrs. S. P. Walmsley, Jr., and Mrs. ?homas Lanaux, who served as ribton bearers, drawing streamers of atin, combining the colors of the Jnited States Navy, old gold and due. Going before the bride were he attendants, including Messrs. iValter Castenado and Lieutenant Vincent, U. S. N., the groomsmen, md the bridesmaid and maid of lonor following, walking singly, who vere Miss Marie Aldige and Miss Jarguerite Maginnis, and going just tefore the bride, the matron of lonor, Mrs. Arthur Huger. Miss Casenado came with her uncle, Mr. J. A. yharbonnet, who gave her in mariage. Her rare beauty of feature ,nd form were enhanced by the ideal >ridal robes worn and the pearly lepths of the veil, which fell like a nist to the hem of the gown, a French importation of Chantilly lace md chiffon veiling an underdress of iatin. Her flowers were valley lillies ind bride roses. Miss Maginnis' and diss Aldige's gowns were of gold smbroidered tulle, fashioned in the nodish draped tunic effect and heir flowers were chrysanthemums, ied with streamers of the colors of he navy. Mrs. Huger wore a crepe le chine of old gold, with gold trimnings and also carried chrysanthenums. The ribbon bearers wore lingerie gowns elaborate with lace and embroidery. The bridegroom was atended as best man by his brother, dr. J. D. Copeland, of Bamberg, S. C. The former and Lieutenant Vincent vore full dress uniforms of the Jnited States navy. The decorations hroughout the house embodied the laval colors and the table where the )ride's cake was cut, according to :radition, with the saber of the jroom, was bright with golden hued ;hrysanthemums, with broad satin itreamers radiating from the center )f the board. The bridal pair and Vfrs. Charbonet were assisted in re;eiving by Mrs. W. E. Huger, Mrs. L A. Castenado, Mrs. Paul L. Reiss, VIrs. J. A. Charbonnet and the mem)ers of the bridal party. Mr. and Mrs. Copeland, who were the rejipients of innumerable and beauti'ul gifts, left the same evening for a risit to relatives of the former in South Carolina, before settling in Philadelphia where Mr. Copeland is stationed. The bride is one of the nost popular of the young set in New Drleans social world and is notable 'or her charm of manner and great jeauty. Since her debut several -'ears ago, she has been one of the jelles of the social realm. Her going iway is the source of much regret by nembers of her large circle of friends ind the social world.?New Orleans rimes-Democrat. Miner Kills Crippled Son. Charleston, W. Va., November 15. ?Freeland Meaders, a coal miner, vas neia xor me muraer 01 111s ueurear-old son before a justice of the >eace to-day. According to the testinony offered during the hearing headers beat his crippled boy to leath because the tiny lad could not ;eep pace with his father's steps, as he two were on their way to a train. iYeeland Meaders was arrested in ieckley, but spirited here, as the mthorities learned that a mob was orming to lynch the miner. HUGHES FOUND GUILTY. Negro Slayer of W. B. Causey Get Life Sentence. The most interesting criminal cas< tried at the term of court here wa that of William Hughes, a mulatto for the killing of W. B. Causey, clerl of court of Hampton county, this cas< being transferred to Bamberg count; on a change of venue. There were i number of people from Hamptoi county here attending the trial, mos of them as witnesses. The case wa commenced last Thursday, and wa ended Friday night a little atte dark. The jury did not deliberat very long?in fact upon taking th first ballot on going into the roon the jury practically all agreed. Solicitor Jas. F. Byrnes, of Aiken and Hon. S. G. Mayfield, 01 the loca bar, represented the State, and Form er Solicitor Jas. E. Davis, of Barn well, and R. C. Hardwick, Esq., o Denmark, conducted the defense. Some difficulty was experienced ii getting a jury, each man being close ly questioned by Mr. Davis as to hi feelings for negroes and whether h would find a verdict of not guilty i: case a negro proved himseli inno cent?the apparent object of th questions being to get men on th jury who had no prejudice against ; negro. The jury was a good one being composed of some of the bes men in the county. The jury was H. B. Grimes, foreman. Jno. M. Fel der, J. C. McMillan, J. B. Brickie, S S. Williams, J. E. Tant, J. Gordoi Brabham, H. Bessinger, u. R. High tower, J. L. Smoak, J. O.JCearse, am Jesse J. Copeland. Most of the witnesses in the cas were white, some of them beinj among the leading citizens of Hamp ton. Briefly, the case of the Stab was that Hughes had made threat against Causey because Mr. Cause; had run into him on the street am threw him down?Hughes having i wooden leg?and also because Mr Causey had gotten after him abou interfering with his hands. Tha Causey had loaned Hughes five dol lars and had gone to his house th< night of the killing to collect th< money, Hughes having told him tha he had the money at home and woult pay him if he came after it. Mr Shephard, a white man who was witl Causey when he was shot, and wh< was also shot in the arm Dy Hugnes testified that there was no fightthat Causey and himself walked u] to the negro's gate and called hin out and Causey said to Hughes tha he had come for the money am Hughes at once shot him without fur ther words. Upon being examinet by the judge, Shepard stuck to hi: version of the killing. Lizzie Hughes, the step-daughtei of the defendant, testified for th< State and against her step-father She was not at home when the shoot ing took place, but was down th< street a little way, at' the gate o Senator W. S. Smith, talking to ai old negro man, that her father hac told her Mr. Causey helped to con vict him when he was tried som< years before and that he intende< to kill Causey. Several white witnesses also tes tified that Hughes had said h< intended to kill a man who had help ed to convict him, but the negn would not say who it was he intend ed to kill. The defense endeavored to prov< that the shooting was in self de fense, the killing taking place ii Hughes's yard or on the street ii front of his house. The physiciai from the penitentiary testified as t< finding bruises on Hughes's bod; wnen ne was oruugui iu me pcuucu tiary just after the shooting, bu there was other testimony fron physicians that these marks were ol< scars caused from a di-ease. Sev eral white witnesses also testifiei that Causey said after he was sho that he was to blame and not to both er Hughes. That Causey was drink ing the day of the killing. Hughes's story was that Cause; with two other white men came b his house drunk and asked if he hai any women there, that when he toh them that there were no womei there they at once dragged him inb the yard and commenced to bea him, when he shot. That he hai never borrowed any money froc Causey. The jury found Hughes guilty o murder with recommendation t mercy, and the judge sentenced hir to life imprisonment in the peni tentiary. He was carried to Co lumbia the same night to begin hi sentence. Haskell's Demurrer Overruled. Chickasaw, Okla., Nov. 15.?Th demurrer filed by Gov. Chas. N. Has kell and five other Oklahomans b indictments charging them wit] fraudulently securing from the gov ernment title to a large number o town lots in Muskogee, Okla., was to dav overruled by Federal Judge Johi A. Marshall. The defendants were ordered t< appear for trial Saturday morning a Chickasaw. Judge Marshall's ruling was tha the statute of limitations did no enter into the case because the con spiracy to defraud alleged in the in dictments was continuous and wa therefore punishable at any time. Judge Marshall in his opinion con tended that the alleged conspirator intended to practice a rraud on th< government. He said that the la\ provides that all Indian land trans actions must be approved by the sec retary of interior of the United State; and if an official undertook to ac without this authority his act woul< not be legal. The Herald Book Store has some comic post cards on hand which w< want to close out Take them at 5c a dozen while they last. ritr'ITiarlil'- ~ DUKE BUYS TRACTION LINE s DEAL MEANS MUCH FOR PIEDe MONT SECTION, s ??? ' Will Connect Anderson, Spartanburg, q Greenville, and Other Towns y by Trolley. a Greenville, Nov. 15.?The Andert son Traction company to-day was s purchased in Greenville by the Greens ville syndicate composed of L. W. r Parker, W. J. Thackston, H. J. e Haynesworth, J. B. Duke and B. N. e Duke, the last two being associated a with the American Tobacco company. The purchase was made from E. W. t, Robertson, who recently has bought I in this company's property. The Messrs. Duke came to Green ville to-day to meet the other parties f in the transaction and returned to Charlotte tonight. The amount of n the Durchase Drice has not been stat >- ed. This is one of the most imports ant business transaction that has e taken place in this section for some q time. The Dukes in the syndicate have e taken over the property with the e purpose of extending the interurban a line of the Anderson Traction com>, pany from Belton to Greenville and t from Greenville to Spartanburg. Pa: pers of incorporation will at once be - applied for and the name of the new i. corporation will be the Greenville, a Anderson & Spartanburg Traction - company. Subscription books will be i opened within a short time and the people of this section will be given e an opportunity to subscribe to the I stock on the basis of the purchase. h. Within a reasonable time a survey e will be made for the extension of the s line to Greenville and Spartanburg. V I The Messrs. Duke are, understood a to be controlling factors in the South'. ern Power company, a concern which t will soon have developed about 200,t 000 hydro-electric horsepower. They - are already transmitting this power a to Greenville from developing plants e on the Catawba. t The announcement that they have 1 bought the Anderson Traction com. pany and will construct interurban l lines linking Greenville, Spartanburg a and Anderson indicates an intention , to utilize much of their power for - traction purposes and seems to in 3 elude a bright prospect for electric i transportation throughout a great t part of the Piedmont country. The I industrial and commercial signifi cance of this purchase of the Ander1 son Traction company's property can 3 scarcely be overestimated. r Claims He Was Robbed. Spartanburg, Nov. 15.?E. A. Ed* wards, a. business man of Zirconia, a N. C., claims he was robbed Sunday ~ night of $108 and a fine gold watch while he was in the room of John 1 Davidson in the Walker building. He 1 claims that he was invited and taken ~ up in the room by one Karl B. Adams : to "have a good time," as he understood. While in the room he claims to have been robbed of his purse and " his watch. Tonight, in the presence " of police officers, Edwards identified Adams, Davidson and "Daddy" Grant 5 as three of the men who helped to rob him. Accordingly warrants were a sworn out for their arrests. They " were taken to the city jail, but gave bond and were freed. 1 E. A. Edwards is a business man J of Zirconia, N. C., His family re* cently moved to Greenville, but he ^ still does business in Zirconia. Suny day night he was in the city on his 7 way to Greenville, and having some * time between trains he came down j in the city to take in the sights. He _ says he got with a young man who j took him in an upstairs room to have x a good time. While in the room he claims he was robbed. Mysterious Man Kills Himself. y Wilmington, N. C., Nov. 15.?A 0 special to the Star from Clinton, N. 1 C., says that W. T. Hamilton, 36 i years old, who myteriously appeared a at a lumber camp, near there, recento ly and took a position as night watcht man, committed suicide to-day by 3 blowing off his head with a shotgun, a Hamilton was well bred, educated, but gave no account of himself furf ther than to say that he came from o South Dakota. It is believed that he a had a past and brooding over some - trouble led to his self-destruction. s Sentenced to Die. Russellville, Ala., Nov. 15.?Tom Robertson, who two weeks ago killed his wife and his mother-in-law and e dangerously wounded his wife's fathi er, was to-day found guilty of muro der in the circuit court here and h sentenced to be hanged December 15. "That's too long for me to live," f exclaimed Robertson when the date - of his execution was announced, a ? Ralph Boylston Appeals. t An appeal has been filed at the Supreme Court in the case of the t State against Ralph Boyleston who t was convicted along with Lloyd - Boylston in Barnwell county of the - killing of Cleveland Fanning on the s 4th of June, 1909. Ralph Boylston's attorneys now make an appeal to the - - - " j-s r*j. 1 J A - ftlgnest COUri or tne autre, rue ucs fendant having been in the penitene tiary. v There are several grounds for ap peal, one of the exceptions being - that one of the defendant's attors neys was too unwell to conduct the t trial. Other exceptions are technical i in their nature, several having to do with testimony as to tracks found at the scene of the homicide. One ex3 ception is on the ground that his 3 Honor erred in holding that the State . had a right to sever the indictments, trying the two Boylstons separately. WEDDING AT DENMARK. M. Gedney M. Brown and Miss Rameille Rice Married. .J Denmark, November 13.?A wedding of unusual beauty of detail and of exceptional originality in point of programme was solemnized at the Methodist Church, of this place last Wednesday at 2 o'clock, in the presence <of a large audience of friends and relatives of the contracting parties. The bride? Miss RameilLe Rice, the youngest :daughter of Mr. H. C. Rice, is a > rk young lady of many charming graces and natural gifts, all of which have won for her a host of admiring friends here and in other parts of the State. Miss Rice was very popular as a school girl, doubly so as a college i student, and probably no other bride has ever gone away from this com* . munity to other parts carrying with ^ her stronger proof of sincere good wishes from her large circle of nunfr* erous happy friends. The groom, Mr. Gedney M. Brown, of Florence, South Carolina, is a rising young business man of this progressive little city, holding at present : I the position of assistant cashier of -v the Bank of Florence. The decoration was simple, yet : M beautiful, consisting of artistically " arranged pot plants and feathery ferns, presenting an ascending view of magnificent verdure with a right ' and a left irregular border of mam- ^ moth variegated chrysanthemums. The music for the occasion was most skilfully rendered by Mrs. W. I*. Riley, and consisted of three appropriate selections, during the progress of which the assembling, the entrance Vv;*| and the exit of the bridal party were ' executed in a most thoroughly pro- Sifts ficient manner; the ushers, Mr. W. A. Cole, with Mr. W. A. Salters and Mr. H. B. Rice with Mr. W. E. Osteen, leading the way down the left and vf j thie right aisles respectively. These were followed by the two bridesmaids, Miss Lillian Goolsby and Miss ' Christine Riley, down either aisle ;:.VV and each carrying in her hand & bunch of large yellow chrysanthe- . - ^ mums. The bride-elect entered the ' $2j left vestibule in company with her, maid of honor, Miss Edith Rice, and ? >J| simultaneously the groom, attended by his best man, Mr. Simmons Lucas, of Florence, entered through the yify. rear vestibule, meeting the bride- " ' *4 elect at the centre of the altar and just in front of the bower of majestic green, before which the Rev. T. E. Morris stood and read the -'<*. ;',|j? impressive marriage service. At the , conclusion the bridal party and near relatives repaired to the Denmark Hotel where a delightful repast waft r' served by the kind hostess, Mrs. J. R. Owens. The bride wore a handsome C0ft4^??gM tume of shaded wisteria with hat and " ^ gloves to match, all tastefully fash* ?|| ioned and much becoming to her , beauty. The bridesmaids and the maid of honor wore stylish white coat suits and performed their parts with queenly precision. The present# were many and costly, but all useful, Mr. and Mrs. Brown left on the ^S||| afternoon train via the Atlantic Coast Line for their new home at Florence, /'j$ The following were the out of town < visitors: Miss Margaret Childs, Co- r*| lumbia; Mrs. T. I. Weston, Colum- . bia; Miss Ethel McCorkle, Florence; Miss Lucile Folk, Bamberg; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Cole, Florence; Mr. W. E. Osteen, Florence; Mr. W. J, yjlM Brown, Florence, and Dr. Simmons f Lucas, Charleston. Guard Shot Convict. '/iSi Gaffney, Nov. 15.?While Landrum .-j-y. Allison, superintendent of the coua? ty chaingang was absent last Wed'* >tv nesday, one of the guards who, It la . ?2 alleged had. been imbibing too freely '<*?1 of John Barleycorn shot one of the negro convicts through his clothing, scaring the negro nearly to death hut ;7+ otherwise not injuring him. As soon as Supervisor Lipscomb was aprised of the facts he repaired to the scene and dismissed the guard, who claimed yM that the explosion of the firearm wat ' Vf purely an accident, and that he had no intention of shooting the negro. ';<f| Hanged at Conway. At noon on Friday at Conway* \ fJS Melvin Watson was legally hanged. ' paying the penalty for the murder of ' John Watson, a white man at Green Sea on June 2. The trap was sprung at 12:27 and in 12 minutes he wat pronounced deajd by Dr. E. Norton. Seven minutes 'afterwards the body was cut down and prepared for burial. There were in the large crowd of nearly 300 people, several Green Sea people present and from them it was rumored that there would be trouble li tne relatives or me negro auugu* to carry him back to his home for burial; hence no one claimed the ; body and the county supervisor had it interred in the woods near the jail. Contrary to expectations, Watson a was as quiet as a lamb when the officers entered his cell to prepare him for the execution. The death warrant was read to him by Sheriff Sessions and he stated to Rev. Mr. Edward of the local Methodist church that he was ready to die and told ; -rA the sheriff to let the hanging be as quick as possible. As he was led from his cell, in a clear voice he cried out to Dick -Sg Small, his spiritual adviser, who is . :p awaiting trial for wife-beating, "Goodbye, Uncle Dick, come on and $. hold the flag right on." He never 'MM discussed the crime. Several of the late Mr. Watson'n S'-M relatives were present, including hit father and two brothers, who witnessed the execution, and after all was over they left with an appearance of satisfaction.