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> . "J ' ' X-5 lamforg Established 1891 BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 1910. One Dollar a Year; ? COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS K L SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. News Items Gathered All Around the ri t A County and Elsewhere. cc Ehrhardt Etchings. j. h. f o Ehrhardt, January 24.?Rain and snow has visited us since our last writing. * b< Parts of the Shelby show came to M town on yesterday. Want to show to- 113 f vday if the rain don't hold them up. ta cc > Some of the young men in town are vexed with the show people. The m young men started out last night to la see their best girls. They had plann- T ed out what all they were going to ai tell them about the twinkle of their ti > eyes and the dimple in their cheeks, T! hut soon after they left their room a the lion in the cage commenced to ti roar and scared them back home. cl tl Our town is in harness for another w ' year's work. Most of them in good gt spirits; others would be if they knew t; . , exactly how to begin. Perhaps the g] latter will get in shape as soon as sc they see what is wanted of them. st ai Cotton seed is still moving slowly. ja Don't know where they all come ; from. 0l Some cotton in the country to pick and gin yet. r ai Lumber is in good demand, but P1 seems to be hard to get out for them. ^ Can't rush the work. m b< Our school is in good working gr shape, and busy with their work. v Mr. Joe S. Bishop was buried at Mt. Pleasant church grave yard on yesterday morning. Quite a crowd th attended the funeral and sympathize tb with the bereaved family. JEE. tu Olar News. so of * - - - tr> Olar, January 24.?Mr. and Mrs. ^ W. A. Joyner, of Landrith, N. C., are nc on a visit to relatives here. t0 d< Mr. Luther Hires and family, of so Dewitt, Va., are visiting relatives vi here. / pi h Prom the amount of "booze" and de > the effcts of same here Saturday, it gt seems like prohibition is not work- ca , ing well here. The law and order g league ought to get busy. th ? % t tr LMrs. Oxner, of Leesville, is on a visit to relatives here. ^ Misses Emma and Belle Cooke have returned, after spending sev- to i QO eral weeks with relatives in and 4 T1 around Aiken. th I Mr. Bob Lee Kearse has accepted isl * a position with the Farmer's Mer- lo cantile Company. tr b< - Miss Emma Bessinger has the po- T1 sition of assistant in the Bank of fc Olar. be Messrs. E. D. Bessinger and P. N. tt Walker went to the capitol Sunday. ei to Mr. A. H. Neeley spent Sunday in t Denmark. U1 Mr. Willie Bessinger, of Guy ton, Ga., spent several days in town last i week. He was over to see his broth- Cc er, Mr. G. J. Bessinger, who has been 1E very ill, though now better, and p< went back home with his brother. It is hoped the change will improve t his health. H \ Mrs. Hooton, who has been a resii dent of our town for about two years, moved to Denmark last week. ti Mr _T TT Wiichinsr. is on a visit I fc, to relatives at Daisy, Ga. B. G. J. Q( ti Smugglers Sentenced. w fc Galveston, Tex., January 24.?In j punishment for the part they were gj convicted of having had in the smug- j gling v of Chinese into the United b States from Mexico, Nick Stratakos, . of New Orleans, and Chew Duck Fun, * of Galveston, were sentenced to a C} k year and a day in the United States r( Penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to-day. Sentence was pro- fi h, nounced by Judge Walter T. Burns r in the Federal Court here before g I whom the two were tried and ad- ^ f judged guilty several weeks ago. S. P. Smith, of Gulfport, Miss., who en- f( tered a plea of guilty to the charge ^ of conspiracy, was sentenced to serve ^ six months in the Galveston County jail. Fourteen other persons were charg- s< ed with having had a part in the al- B leged conspiracy but were exonorat- c< ed at the time of the trial. a i ' EGRO SHOOTS TWO WHITE MEN ynching May Follow Tragedy at - Ashton in Colleton County. Walterboro, January 24.?A seous shooting scrape took place at shton, in the upper part of this >unty, this afternoon. As a result, imes F. Strickland is reported to be itally wounded and his brother, homas R. Strickland, badly shot; hile a negro, Charles Murdoch, is sing rushed to jail by Constable axcy to avoid the lynching which av take place should it be ascer lined that Mr. Strickland cannot re>ver. Information as to the affair is meagre. It seems that the Strick,nds were collecting money due homas R., who had taken orders mong the negroes to enlarge piclres, when the tragedy occurred, hey called on Charles Murdoch and dispute arose. Murdoch then emped a load of No. 8 shot into the lest of James Strickland, and with te other barrel inflicted a flesh ound on the abdomen of Thomas xickland, who is said to he cut also, he sheriff was notified and Deputy leriff Buckner left at once for the :ene. It is reported here that Conable Maxcy has captured the negro, id is now conveying his prisoner to Jl. The two Stricklands are the sons ! J. C. Strickland of Stokes', a staon near Walterboro. They both ive families. They are well kno^vn id noDular and much anxiety is ex essed as to the outcome of their intries. It is feared that lynching ay ensue if Strickland is found to i mortally wounded before the ne o is placed in jail. Administration to Press Suit. Washington, Jan. 24.?Callers at LeWhite House who have sounded ie president recently as to his attide towards, the prosecution of the ^called trusts report that regardless ! whether the proposed voluntary deral corporation law is passed or , >t, the administration is preparing put into effect a vigorous policy of baling with the big combinations i as to bring them within the prosions of the anti-trust laws. The esident has let it be known that i is at this time merely awaiting the jcision of the supreme court in the andard Oil and the tobacco trust ses before directing the attorney ineral to take up an inquiry into e more notorious of the other usts. It is generally believed that the su eme court will consider the Stanird Oil and the tobacco trust cases gether as in some measure they are id to present similar conditions, ae decision of the court will govern e action to be taken by the Admintration as to the methods to be folwed in proceeding against the big usts, that investigations show have >en operating in restraint of trade, be government will exert every ef>rt to get a decision in its favor in )th cases. The future action to be taken by Le department against the beef pack's was the subject of a conference -night between Attorney WickerLam and Wade H. Ellis, his assistant ader whose supervision the investiitions into the operations of the ational Packing company of Chiigo and the packing houses controllig it, have been under way for the ast six months. NEGRO SLAIN IN CLARENDON. omicide at Colored Church Saturday Morning. Manning, January 24.?Informaon has just been received here of a omicide that took pace Saturday ear Workman, in the Eastern sec on of this county, when Jack Smith as shot and instantly killed by his ither-in-law, Anthony Burgess. The arties were all colored and the looting occurred at a colored lurch, where a number of people ad gathered to clean off the buryig ground. At the inquest held yes?rday it came out that Burgess ime up with a single barrel shotgun, imarked to Smith that he had been inning over him long enough and red, the charge going clear through le head. After firing the shot Buress disappeared and cannot be >und. The others present made no ttempt to detain him. A pistol was )und on the person of the deceased, ut there is no evidence that he at?mpted to use it. Just a few colonial mirrors and iveral nice pictures at The Herald look Store which we will sell at Dst. Come quick if you want them t these bargain prices. IN THE PALMETTO STA SOME OCCURRENCES OF VARK KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA State News Boiled Down for Q Reading?Paragraphs About Men and Happenings. Representative John J. McMa! of Richland, has introduced a hi] the legislature making it unla1 tc print liquor advertisements newspapers or otherwise advei whiskey in this State. A good We hope it will become law. A bill providing for State wide hibition has been introduced in House and Senate. In the Sena majority favorable report was dered, Senator J. B. Black, of county, being one of the signer: the favorable report. The mine rendered an unfavorable report. Roland Davis, a young white t of Cherokee county, shot and i ously wounded a negro named Davis while they were out hunt The shooting was an accident, load of shot took effect in the gro's face and it is thought he lose the sight of one of his eyes A bill has been introduced in House and Senate which will fa tate the winding up of the afl of the dispensary in counties w! have voted dry. Senator J. B. B1 of this county, introduced the bil the Senate, and Mr. D. L. Smith Colleton, in the House. This 1 i~i ~ save cousiaerauie capcubc ?.w counties affected. POSSES SEARCHING FOR RAP Negro Assailant of North Care Farmer's Wife in Danger. Charlotte, N. C., January 2 Armed bands of farmers are scou the lower end of Richmond coi for an unknown negro, who com ted a criminal assault upon Mrs T. Pearson, wife of a promii farmer, last night. The negro tered the Pearson home, twenty n from Rockingham, while Pea: was absent and, subduing the wo: by threats, accomplished his purp As the assailant was leaving house he was captured by Pear who was in the act of entering home. He bound the negro 1 ropes, intending to deliver him the authorities to-day, but the n< somehow made his escape during night. The whole countrysid aroused by the crime, and it is 11! short worw will be made of the cr nal if he is captured. Preliminary Survey Begun. Greenville, Jan. 24.?The prel nary survey of the Greenville, S tanburg and Anderson Electric way began to-day. A party of s< started in the city and went : miles toward Spartanburg. A similar party began at Bel coming toward Greenville. C. E. Cullough has the contract for survey. v The route will be located wi about three months and actual struction will then begin. If p do not miscarry, cars will be rum between Anderson and Spartanl by Christmas. Matricide Confesses. Atlanta, January 24.?The ai of Frank Judson Britton, cha; with the murder of Mrs. Ge< Burge, his mother, added a phase to one of the most noted i der trials in the history of this Si to-day. George Burge, husband of murdered woman, and stepfathe Britton, is under sentence to be h ed here on February 4 for the cr Britton was arrested in Birm ham, Ala., to-day, following his leged confession to F. C. Crowle: Anniston, Ala., a few days ago. cording to an affidavit made Crowley, Britton told how he murdered his mother as she asleep in her bed, with her two 1 daughters beside her, and how t the tragedy he had hidden the li with which he committed the i near their home here. He is also to have told how he fastened responsibility for the crime on stepfather. The body of Mrs. Burge was fc in her bed one morning in Ma last year, with her throat cut 1 ear to ear. The two children si ine with her had not been touche Burge was arrested soon after murder, and although he star denied his guilt, was tried and victed. He has twice been sente: to hang, but each time, almost or eve of his execution he was gra a reprieve. Jjg TILLMAN STILL TILLMAN. ^ Carolina Senator Endorses Call on OUS Wickers ham About Land Grants. ? V Washington, January 24.?With nick all of his old time fire and energy, ^ Senator Tillman to-day made persons In the Senate realize that he apparently had lost none of his fighting characteristics, when he endorsed the [1 in effort3 of other Senators to have the tvful Attorney General give Congress such d: information as he may possess recardlnor a pcenl 11 r?n naa?pH ir? 1Q08. rtise1 * instructing him to take legal pro- 0 ceedings in connection with the grants of land to the Harriman in- B Pro~ terests. Senator Chamberlain presented o: te a the resolution and just as the quesren" tion was being put. Senator Tillman C tlli6 jdmped to his feet. He reminded the 8 Senate that many members were fa- a >rity miiiar with the "efforts of Roosevelt to create the impression that I was b nan, playing the rascal" in his efforts to seri- buy some of the Western lands. And M Ben he added that although he was no ;ing. more interested in buying acreage in d The the Northwest he had continued his o ne- interest in the general subject to will determine if the people had a right \ to buy land in the grants. o the He sent a letter to the Attorney h cili- General, he said, asking for such in !airs fomation as is required by the reso- $ hich lution, but the Attorney General had 0 ack, not replied. "There are two million 11 in acres of timber lands held by the t< lf of Harriman lines in violation of the a: will grants, which they refuse to sell," the declared Senator Tillman. "At the v pace the legal proceedings are being 0 pushed, the timber will be cut off and 1ST. the coal mined before the matter is y decided. Therefore, I am very glad the Senator from Oregon has offered ^ this resolution asking his highness or his lordship, or whatever suits him, 4.? for information." ring The incident was not only intermty esting as showing the return of d mit- Senator Tillman's old time form, but p i. Z. also because any investigation into d lent coal or timber lands in the West at *s en- this time leads to the belief that there a liles may be some Ballinger-Pinchot trail rson to be uncovered. All roads are leadman lug that way now. "HELLO" GIRL DISCOVERS FIRE, ti son' Blaze in Office in Bank Building at tl his u Gaffney Found Just in Time. & rvitu , to Gaffney, January 24.?Yesterday b; sgro afternoon about 5 o'clock, when there tj the were numbers of people on the streets tl , is of Gaffney, one of the young ladies a: kely who stay in the central office of the ft imi- Piedmont Telephone Company, no- is ticed a blaze in the office of J. C. a Jeffries, Esq., which is Just across tl Frederick street in the National bank a building. She gave the alarm and b imi- Manager J. H. Wilkins, who was in par- the central office at the time, ran over rail- with a pitcher of water and extin- r< *ven guished the fire, which was feeding four on some papers which had been n placed on the desk, and was making ton, considerable headway. Mr. Wilkins e' Mc- found that the lock on the office door si the had been broken and the papers and documents belonging to Mr. Jeffries thin scattered over the floor. The office d con- had also been tampered with, and lans after much difficulty Mr. Jeffries sue- fi aing ceeded in getting it open, but found ii Durg the contents intact. It is a mystery why anyone should select such an hour for the commission of a crime of this sort, when quick discovery rest was almost certain. The police are p rged working on some promising clues s orge and hope soon to land the guilty p new party. si nur- h Rise in the Cost of Living. ^ The phenomenal rise in the cost v the of living, is an engrossing topic of v r of newspaper discussion, and the conang elusion reached is that there is e ime. something radically wrong. b ling- But this is not true. The last ten t i al- years has brought about a phenome- fl ft in nal rise in everything, the exception p Ac- being that of agricultural products, ti by These products have advanced within b had the past two years, and being the a lay necessaries of life, the advancement jj ittle is more keenly felt for the reason n ifter that they must be purchased regard- 0 inife less of price. . o deed A magazine writer noting the in- n said creased consumption of intoxicating a the liquors in the same period, reaches * *' 1 1 +l.a+ l'a tf"? dp- "R . Ills tile I'UUU US1UU luat IV IB viviv ficient feeding as a result of the high a >und prices of all food stuffs. If this is a y of true, then it is a great menace to ii :rom our national life. A nation improp- t< eep- erly nourished, is sure to decline in d. efficiency. t] the The peculiar situation is not due to h .chly a single cause, but to many. Fore- y, con- most of all is the control of all sorts e need of products by trusts and combina- g i the tlons. The Republican tariff, too, is d nted responsible for a good per cent, of n the increase.?Roanoake Times. * ?\ r . SSEMBLY REELECTED ALL LECTIONS HELD FOR VARIOUS POSITIONS BY LEGISLATURE. ssociate Justice, Circuit Judges Trustees and Directors Are All Chosen. For associate justice: D. E. Hyrick, of Spartanburg. For judges: First circuit: C. G. Dantzler, oi rangeburg. Second circuit: Robert \ldrich, ol arnwell. Third circuit: John S. Wilson f Manning. Fourth circuit: R. C. Watts, ol hora -af Eighth circuit: J. C. Klugh, ol bbeville. State librarian: Lavinia H. Laorde, of Columbia. Insurance commissioner: F. H / [cMaster, of Columbia. Penitentiary directors: J. D eas, of Kershaw, and W. H. Glenn f Anderson. Clemson college trustees. I. M [auldin, of Pickens, W. D. Evans f Cheraw, and B. H. Rawl of Lexlgton. Winthrop college trustees: D. W [cLaurin, of Dillon, B. R. Tillman f Trenton. University of South Carolina trus ies: R. P. Hamer, Jr., or Marion nd C. E. Spencer, of Yorkville. State colored college trustees: J 7. Floyd, of Kershaw, G. B. White f Chester. ULL ADVOCATE fflGH LICENSE andidate Will Enter Race for Gov ernor on This Platform. ???? Columbia, January 24.?A candi ate for Governor on a high license latform was the announcemem efinitely made to-night by one whe i in close touch with the politica. lignment of South Carolina. Next summer a gentleman will cer Linly come out in the race for Govrnoi) who will advocate a system ol cense for the handling of liquoi afflc in the State. A bill will soon be introduced ir ae Senate providing for a licenw fstem. The bill will be introduced y Senator Smith, of Hampton counr. Such a measure is advocated bj le Senator from Charleston count] ad will also probably meet with the ivor of other Senators. While there , of course, considerable doubt thai license bill will be introduced ir le Senate, there is no doubt it if uthoritatively stated, that there will e a candidate on this platform. "Who is it to be," was asked. "That's not settled yet," was th? -ply. "Is it to be one of those now beinf lentioned?" "That's not definitely settled yei Ither, but it will be one who wil. Land a good chance." "Sort of a dark horse, eh?" "Well, no, not exactly, but he wil! o some running." The license liquor bill will b< ramed in a few days and will b< ltroduced in the Senate. Not Big Enough to Divide. / The bright faced lad who had ap lied for the position of office boj tood anxiously waiting while th< roprietor pondered. The lattei tirveyed the applicant with a gaz< alf humorous, half doubtful. H< ad much experience, and was no ery hopeful of really valuable ser ices. "I wonder whether you expect t< ngage as a whole or half boy?hal oy, most likely," he said, musingly 'he gray eyes in the freckled fac< ashed inquiringly wide, and he ex lained:" "Oh, I don't mean to ques ion your having the requisite num er of arms and legs. Your body ii 11 right; it is your mind I am think lg about?your thoughts, wits lemory. I suppose you have a hos f schemes and employments of youi wn that will be a great deal mor< nportant than anything here. Yoi re interested in ball games and?' "Yes, sir; I like ball first rate !ut when I am here, I'll be all here nd when I am through here I'll b< 11 there. I'll play for all I'm wortl 1 both places, but I ain't big enougl 3 divide." Hp eained the Dlace, and he ii rue to his word; but his opinion o imself is one that might well b< ridely adopted. Few of us are bi$ nough to divide in the sense o iving only half our mind to th< uty in hand. This is the reason s( lany people fail to do aeceptabl< rorfc.?Toung Evangelist. . ..... . ~ iiu1ji_ FIVE KILLED IN A WKLUJl. r ' .3 I - --J Big-Four Night Express Derailed I Near Cincinnati. S" Cincinnati, Ohio, January 22.? Five persons are dead and fifteen ' were injured, none seriously, as the result of the wreck of the Big Four night express from Chicago, which * left the track two miles West of here * . this morning, while running toward* the city at 50 miles an hour. The dead: Frank Standtlander, conductor, Newport, Ky. ? C. W. Goldie, fireman, Indianapo- >yj| John Stickei, Cincinnati. ; . ?jg Fred C. Murphy, engineer, India? napolis. Michael Lewis, brakeman, Kansas -' , :- J I City, Kan. While' rounding a curve, the engine leaped from the track, and T? whirling in a great semi-circle, plung- ; J ed through a coach of its own train. . .-yJrA By a marvellous chance not a pass-> i enger was killed or seriously hurt, / //8j the fatalities being confined to the S train crew. AAI/HA rrrrto incfonflr lr)11o/1 Isfd*, V7U1U1C TTao lUOVMWAJ r >Y y . mangled body having been dragged ^flajW ' from under the wreckage. The four?'i""f''^Js other dead succumbed to their iff- ; -igS juries later in the hospital. They ; ^ were all fearfully scalded by steam. / '4a^t According to the Big Four offlclaid-\ ''Ssjfo the accident was caused by a piece . ^ of iron dropping on one of the tracks, :'-v3 which derailed the engine. TWO GIRDS ROB BANKER. New Yorker Relieved of $28,000 for. Being Polite. ' V New York, January 24.?Warner : M. Van Norden, president of the Van : Norden Trust Company, is $28,00d-^^^ poorer in pocket and corresponding ly wiser in judgment as to when to i be. the polite but cautious. t Wednesday night Mr. Van Norden > went to the theatre, and later to the ' I Waldorf to write some letters. In a . v|p wallet in the pocket of his dress coat - was $28,000 in $1,000 bills and $9-00 - in four $100 bills and one $500 bilfc f His letters written, he stepped to the ' r street, undecided whether to walk" '^g home or call a cab. As he stood i hesitating a well dressed woman i passed him and dropped hdr handI bag. Mr. Van Norden stooped and - picked it up. As he stooped a secr ond woman stumbled on his feet, Sad >.$3 r in regaining his balance, threw her ; . ^ ;-f|j } arms about his neck. There was a i moment of confusion, m&ny apolo- - >3| t gies, and then all three went their ' | i several ways. ' j When Mr. Van Norden next mornl ing transferred his pocketbook from his dress coat to his sack coat he noticed that it felt slim, and opened it. ? The twenty-eight $1,000 bills were -jjs gone. He reported the robbery tor atantlv and two arrests followed to- Th day. The prisoners are Bessie Rob- -"'M I erts, alias Kitty Dowdell, alleged to ' ^ [ be No. 8,746, and May, alias Margie < 0 Williams, No. 9,210 in the rogues : gallery. I There have been many complaints of robberies in the streets in the i neighborhood of the big hotels lately, ?? i but the attendant circumstances have been so humilating that few of the victims have, cared to appear in Court, and the cases have never been >r* pressed. The Williams girl is only 20. The 7 other is older. 5 "Did you speak to a man a little p after 12 Thursday morning," asked i a detective of the younger woman. i "Sure," said the girl. "I was t walking with a friend in front of the - Waldorf, when a gentleman passed whom I thought I knew. He stopped ) and talked for a moment We were f mistaken, and, of course, we separate . ed. If Dowdell trimmed that guy 5 she held out on me I was not wise." Bessie Roberts said: "I never speak to strangers on the - street." 5 Thev have been held in $15,000 - bail each. t POSTMISTRESS READ IX BED. . s Mrs. E. A. S. Mixon Expires Sudden i ly at Barnwell. 'S-'H Barnwell, January 24.?Mrs. E. A. . S. Mixon, postmistress at this place,; was found dead in her bed this morn3 ing. She had been ailing for several l days, but was not considered seriousl ly sick. Mrs. Mixon was about 70 years old. and is survived by one 3 brother. f ov>a stoma tfk Ramwpll from the L VUlAiV wv M .. 5 North during the Reconstruction pe; riod, and has made her home here f since then. She has been postmis2 tress here for about fifteen years, ) and has won the respect of the entire i community by her courteous and capable discharge of her duties. '-V V J ' " '*