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' 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. <
Mr. and Mrs. Preston Sandifer, <
from Denmark, visited their parents, :
Mr and Mrs. G. H. Kearse, last Satur- j
# day and Sunday. i
Misses Florrie and Alma Bishop, 1
. from Ehrhardt, visited friends and ;
relatives on Colston last Saturday ]
- and Sunday. ]
Miss Letitia Bishop visited her ]
sister, Mrs. J. P. Bishop, near Ehrhardt
Miss Leila Padgett visited Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Grimes at Bamberg last
Mr. and Mrs. George Bessinger,
from Midway, were the guests of Mr.
and Mrs. C. F. Padgett last Saturday
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.
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
ft St. John's News. c
St. John's, November 15.?Candy J
pollings are all the go for the young J
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 ^
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.
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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.
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 !
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
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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
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
Many and handsome were the gifts
n cut glass, silver, china, and fine
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The defendants were ordered t<
appear for trial Saturday morning a
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.
DUKE BUYS TRACTION LINE
DEAL MEANS MUCH FOR PIEDe
' 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
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.
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,
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
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
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 ' $2j
left vestibule in company with her,
maid of honor, Miss Edith Rice, and ? >J|
simultaneously the groom, attended
by his best man, Mr. Simmons Lucas,
of Florence, entered through the yify.
rear vestibule, meeting the bride- " ' *4
elect at the centre of the altar and
just in front of the bower of
majestic green, before which the
Rev. T. E. Morris stood and read the -'<*. ;',|j?
impressive marriage service. At the ,
conclusion the bridal party and near
relatives repaired to the Denmark
Hotel where a delightful repast waft r'
served by the kind hostess, Mrs. J.
The bride wore a handsome C0ft4^??gM
tume of shaded wisteria with hat and " ^
gloves to match, all tastefully fash* ?||
ioned and much becoming to her ,
beauty. The bridesmaids and the
maid of honor wore stylish white
coat suits and performed their parts
with queenly precision. The present#
were many and costly, but all useful,
Mr. and Mrs. Brown left on the ^S|||
afternoon train via the Atlantic Coast
Line for their new home at Florence, /'j$
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
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
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