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^ ' ' '' P Uamterg Ifmtlii I Wm x Established 1891 BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 5,1911. One Dollar a Year ; ||| i COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. News Items Gathered All Around the County and Elsewhere. Ehrhardt Etehings. Ehrhardt, Jan. 2.?Well, Santa Claus has come and gone, and I hope I he has made all the children happy by giving them toys, apples, oranges, and candy. Now another year has come and we should all feel thankful that we are spared to see another New Year's day come and go. And we all hope our resolves will hold out through 1911. Santa says that he will now have 2 a rest from his chimney postoffice, as Fhis eyes are tired reading the,little ones' letters that were sent to him stating what lfttle gifts they wanted. The widower who had some busiIness in our town not long since has left some of the ladies wondering where he has gone to. A quiet after a storm. It seems as if his Huyler's and Lowney's chocolate candies played a prominent part for him down here. A little different to his canvassing coffeemill. However, will wait to see the final results. . One of bur young ladies down here " had a peck of sweet hearts Xmas. k Think she should have divided up f with her less favored neighbors. L <? All of the teachers of our graded E * school went home to spend their m TTttvos holidavR with their narents. I Miss Jenny Milling returned Sun day; Prof. Shealy is expected soon, I so is Miss Rosa Hutto. We all miss I them on the streets. Mr. Chas. Ehrhardt has his auto E in shape again. Phone posts are not * ? good brakes to stop autos. The stop is too abrupt. Every one in this section should feel nice, if what some of our town folks say is true. Says one-half pint will make him richer than Vander* bill. Every day the express car was ttfull to its capacity with packages from Jacksonville, Fla. Glad to say it did not get up a fight in this sec Itlon. It must have heen peaceaoie whiskey; none o? the fighting kind. Everybody is on the hunt for better places among the renters and con, : tractors of land, as every day one can see loads of household goods going through town. Mrs. Archie Zeigler was taken to ' Charleston more than a week ago to be operated on for appendicitis. She I is getting on nicely since operated upon and will soon be home again. Messrs. Herbert and Bennie Ehrhardt, Maurice Clayton, Harry Copeland, John G. Copeland, and O. Perry Folk, who came home from Newberry College to spend their holidays, ^ will return lo their work to-day. t Miss Pearl Copeland spent her vacation with her parents. She is with the National Biscuit company in Columbia. Hope the rest will do her n\tr\ 1 AAV C 1 r? gl/UU, as OilC luvno tuiu. H Our Sunday mail is a humbug. No clerk on the train and not half of the daily papers come in that ^hould and no mail sent out whatever. If our P postmaster has to be in the office to receive mail it' would not take much more time to send out mail. Why don't some one get a petition up to -have it come and go on Sundays, if || . they must have papers? The Bell Telephone people are, transferring their phone at this place j from H. C. Copeland and Co.'s store to Ehrhardt Grocery, so we can get the use of same. | -Rev. J. Earle Freeman has left us after a short time in our midst. Can't !says whether the Baptists have secured onther man or not. Don't forget that the postmaster v at Ehrhardt will receive subscriptions for the renewal of The Herald * or take new ones. Subscribe and get if! the county news. L Sambo came in town on a vaca| tlon from Florida wanting work to earn a little money to get back to his job in the land of flowers. When ask; ed what he was doing in Florida, said ' that he had charge of a rich Yankee's \ hennery out there. When asked if he wasn't afraid he would lose his job, said no; that all the others could not get along with the work as he had. He said: "Boss, you know out there the sun ahine hot and it is a mighty hard place to get along well wid fowls. When I first took the i i job all the hens would lay hard boil IV ed eggs on account' of the hot weather, so I study how to make a change, as I could not make much out of hatching chickens out of them with >- my incubator, so after a long thought , I tried cracked ice. I fed them chickens three times a day and sure ?' enough dem hens lay eggs all right now, and they aint hard boiled, either." Sambo has the belt so far in 1911. JEE. THE VOTE-BARTERERS. Ohio Grand Jury Has Indicted 1,258; to Date. West Union, O., Dec. 31.?The departing year was marked in this county seat by a grand jury report which indicted at the present term 1,258 vote barterers. To-day, as for nearly two weeks past, there was a steady stream of marchers to the "mercy seat" over which Judge Blair presided and there were confessions in persons and by proxy. An aged woman approached Judge Blair. She had walked over many miles of Adams county in an effort to raise the money to pay fines which had been assessed against her aged husband and invalid son, both of whom had heen cnargea wun selling their votes. She had been successful in raising only a part of the money and had walked from her home, fifteen miles distant, to enter a plea of guilty for each and with the payment of her mite to ask the remission of any other punishment. Judge Blair suspended the fines in the cases of both but disfranchised them for five years. Fairfax Fancies. Fairfax, Jan. 2.?Our town still retains quite a Christmas air, owing partly to the fact many of our returned boys and girls from the different colleges are still with us. On Christmas day, about 3:30 p. m., Miss Minnie Jenkins and Mr. Otis Lynes drove up to the Baptist parsonage, followed by about six couples, and were quietly married by Rev. J. D. Timmons. The young folks showered them with rice, then 1 1 J AT A.oU saw mem on uua.ru i,uc nam iui Charleston. They have returned from their outing and are "at home" at the new residence of Mr. G. W. Barber. This young couple have spent most of their lives in Fairfax, and we wish for them eternal hapI piness. i Many parties have been given here recently for the college girls and other visitors. Mrs. H. M. Harveley was "at home" on Monday evening to many guests in honor of the Misses Polio rH r?f On She was assisted in re ceiving and entertaining by Mrs. Fannie Loadholt. After various games, etc., they partook of a bountiful and delicious repast. The decorations were lovely. On Tuesday evening Mrs. M. P. C. Youmans entertained from .Fairfax, Allendale and other places about fifty guests, in honor of the home coming of her daughter,. Miss Lucile, of Converse College, and Mr. Corrin Youmans, of Clemson. She was assisted in entertaining by Miss Margaret and Mrs. L. W. Youmans, Jr. The decorations all assumed a Christmas aspect, even in the spacious dining room. The hours flew by while the young folks seemed to enejoy every moment of the evening. The table groaned under its weight of delicacies and luxuries and was made to glisten with cut glass and silver. A trip to Duck Branch is al! ways enjoyed by our young folks. The largest affair of the Christmas I tide was given at the new Baptist parsonage. Rev. and Mrs. J. D. Timmons were " at home" on Friday evening to a large crowd. One hundred and fifty invitations had been sent out, and about one hundred guests were present. The married folks were entertained in one room and the younger set in another. Little Sadie Harter, Willie Timmons, T>n+V> Wilenn lnnVod JLbU C.U UU\4 JUIJ *VV\/ If . v quaint in their Japanese kimonas but the little ladies aided vastly in making all feel at home and in dispensing sweet music. The decorations were very lovely, and all were well pleased to see the pastor's family so snugly ensconced in their new abode. Folks voted Mrs. Timmons a wonderful woman, to do justice to such a varied crowd and make all so pleasant for them. The supper was all that one could desire, and all join in wishing the family a prosperous and happy new year. The Christmas tree for the United Sunday-schools was a great success. The recitations were well delivered, ' **- J o r\ ^ xir ! songs Deauuiuuy reuucicu, auu ? nw* all the children ranged on the stage like a tableau and sang "Merry, Merry Christmas," ringing the bells at the chorus, the applause was great. Misses Chivie and Carrie O'Neal are spending their vacation here. Little Fred O'Neal gave a party to his friends at Xmas. Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Talley have returned from a pleasant trip to Laurens. Mrs. W. J. Sanders visited friends in Hampton recently. i \ t IN THE PALMETTO STATE SOME OCCURRENCES OP VARIOUS KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. ; State News Boiled Down for Quick Reading-?Paragraphs About Men and Happenings. It is stated in the daily papers that Governor Ansel is busy packing up and preparing to leave the executive mansion. His term expires January 17th, when he will have completed four years of service. He will I return to Greenville and resume the i.:-- ~ practice ui iaw. Two new State officials went into office January 1st, they being G. McDuffie Hampton, who was elected railroad commissioner to succeed Jno. H. Earle, and Col. W. W. Moore, who was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Adjutant General Boyd. The railroad commission is now composed of B. L. Caughman, Jno. G. Richards, Jr., and G. McDuffie Hampton. John P. Grace has announced his candidacy for mayor of Charleston, although the electioa is some time off. There are already two candidates in the field: E. W. Hughes and T. T. Hyde, and the entry of Mr. Grace will tend to complicate the race. It will be remembered that Mr. Grace ran for sheriff in Charleston several years ago, and then ran for United States Senator, being defeated in both races. It is not likely that the people of Charleston will elect him mayor, although he undoubtedly has a following in the city. Death of Mrs. Jones. J Olar, January 3.?Last Thursday morning at seven o'clock the angel of death claimed the pure and spotless Hf/i rwf P.lara PItpt* .Tnn#?fl. wifft of A1J.V VI. ViMAVW V w ? ~ Assistant Treasurer Edgar E. Jones, of Walterboro, and youngest' daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Rizer, of Ashton. She passed away at the Riverside Infirmary in Charleston a few hours after a serious operation. Mrs. Jones had been a great sufferer for several months and it was ascertained that the only possibility of her recovery would be through the work of a skillful surgeon. That she might receive the necessary attention cho xtroH taken to Charleston on Tues day afternoon, accompanied by medical attendants and loved ones. The noble little woman made a brave fight, and the physicians and nurses worked diligently, but all was in vain?death won the victory. Clara Rizer graduated at the Carlisle Fitting School in 1903. She'was a student at this institution for three scholastic years and there she won the friendship of every student and every teacher and all others with whom she came in contact. Her class was composed of twelve boys and girls and she is the second one taken from this number. Strange to say, the causes of death in both cases were somewhat similar. On January 1st, 1906, she became the wife of Mr. Edgar E. Jones, of Walterboro. They lived happily to gether for nearly five years. She leaves only one child, a bright little boy only three years of age. What a great task it will be to raise the little fellow without the tender care of a loving mother! It's hard for the aged father and mother to part with their daughter, but it is a great consolation to the grief-stricken couple that this parting is not forever. Yes, they will meet their baby daughter on the other shore. Besides a mother, father, husband and child, she leaves two brothers and two sisters: Messrs. C. F. Rizer, of Olar, and Marion Rizer, of Ashton, Mrs. M. M. Key and Miss Phoebe Rizer, of Ashton, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her untimely death. The interment took place in the cemetery at Wesley Chapel Methodist church Friday afternoon. Rev. Henry Ca"then, of Walterboro, and Rev. A. B. Watson, of Ehrhardt, conducted the services. God comfort the bereaved ones during the sad hours of trouble. L. A. H. Old Woman Drowned. Jonesville, Dec. 30.?Mrs. Fairbanks, a woman of 75 years, mother of G. H. Fairbanks, superintendent of the yarn mill here, drowned her seit in a pona near ner uume ucic some time during last night. She had been in ill health and it is thought her mind became unbalanced. Mrs. Fairbanks was missed from home this morning. Her son, on being notified, instituted a search and her body was found floating on the surface of the pond. AFFAIRS ABOUT WOUND UP. Dispensary Commission Turns Over $85,000 to State Treasurer. Columbia, Dec. 29.?The dispensary commission to-day turned over $85,000 to the State treasurer. This makes a total of $460,000 which has been collected by the commission since oragnization three years ago, from the various whiskey houses which did business with the old State dispensary. About this time last year the sum of $375,000 was turned Intn thA State treasury hv the commission. To-day the commission held very probably what will be its last meeting. At the meeting the final report of the commission was prepared and will be sent to the general assembly for approval. It is thought that the commission will be disbanded by the legislature, as there is very little more business to be attended to. The money sent to the State treasurer to-day represents the amount that has been collected during the present year by the commission on overjudgments found against several whiskey houses. The members of the commission are: Dr. W. J. Murray, Columbia, chairman; Avery Patton, Greenville; A. M. Wood, Gaffney; John McSween, Timmonsville, and J. S. Brice, of Yorkville. The contents of the report of the commission have not been announced. NOTICE OF "MERGER" APPEAL. Attorney General Makes Another Move in Celebrated Case. Columbia, Dec. 29.?Attorney General Lyon has filed notice of appeal with the Supreme Court of South Carolina, in the Southern "merger" suit recently decided against the State by a Richland county jury. This announcement was made by Attorney General Lyon. When asked as to his further action, Mr. Lyon said: "Further course in the case probably depends largely upon the attitude of the General Assembly, as the case was brought under specific instructions from the legislature." No other statement was made by Mr. Lyon as to when the appeal willbe filed. Country Correspondence. Christmas has come and gone and everything is assuming a more business form. Lot of folks are moving and thereby making new neighbors and making changes in many ways. Sorry to report the sickness of Mr. J. W. Hill. He has an attack of pleurisy. Miss Nettie Sandifer, of Limestone college, spent the holidays at her mother's in our midst. Mr. David B. Jordan spent the holidays at Johnston with relatives, incidentally attending the wedding of his cousin, Miss Bertha May Jordan to Mr. Alonzo Clark. Mr". David B. Hill r lurned to Clemson on Monday morning, after spending the holidays at his father's. Mr. and Mrs. Geter Creech, of Ghents Branch, spent Saturday and Sunday in our midst. Mrs. W. F. Hughes, and little daughter, Eva, spent the holidays at Ulmers. Mr. Jasper Zeigler, of Clear Pond, left Tuesday morning for Leesville, S. C., where he will be married to Miss Gertrude Oxner on Wednesday. The marriage will be very quiet, due to the recent death of the groom's mother. The bride has been teaching in this county, this is the sixth year, and has made many warm friends who will be glad to know she * - j x mu A win Decorae a resiueuu iue giuum is a rising young farmer of sterling character and noble worth, who also possesses many warm friends. The bride will continue, we understand, to teach the Clear Pond school. We extend to them both our very best wishes for a long and prosperous life of married happiness. Miss Alma Sandifer, of Salem school, spent the holidays with her mother. Mr. Steedley Hughes, of Charleston, spent the holidays at home. Mr. J. W. Hill had the misfortune to lose a mule Sunday. VERY MUCH SEWED UP. Negro's Injuries Require 240 Stitches?Will Recover. Spartanburg, Dec. 29.?After Will Grey, a negro, had been rescued from a cotton gin, into which he had fallen, and examined by physicians, they found it necessary to take two hundred and forty stitches in sewing his wounds up. Still, it is said, he will recover. Grey was at work in a mattress factory when the accident occurred. / KNIGHTS OFPYTHIAS ROW IN JUNCTION PROCEEDINGS WILL BE INSTITUTED HERE. Said to be 2,000 Policy Holders in South Carolina Who are Vitally Interested in Conclave. Columbia, Dec. 30.?Coincident with the alleged attempt by the Knights of Pythias to "freeze out" the fourth-class policyholders, those insured in this class in every State in the United States have organized and are seeking a remedy whereby the order can be restrained from the contemplated action. It is very probable that injunction proceedings will be commenced in South Carolina. There are approximately 2,000 members of this class of the order in this State. An organization for the fight has been perfected. Douglas McKay of this city is the legal representative of the policyholders. An executive committee composed of S. W. Parham, Mc. Clarkson, and S. L. Miller held a conference with Assistant Attorney General DeBruhl to-day. The committee was informed that the State was powerless to interfere. Tnaiivnnnn Prtrnmiooirtnor \f \T Q otor liiouiauvc WinuiiowivuvA AUVIUUWVV* has already given the opinion that his department has no jurisdiction over fraternal orders. It is claimed by the members of the fourth-class of the Knights of Pythias that the order has placed a prohibitory rate upon them. The members of this class are old men who have been in the order for many . years. The head offices of the Knights of Pyth'ias is located at Indianapolis, Ind. Statistics prepared by Insurance Commissioner McMaster show that on December 31, 1908, there was outstanding insurance in the fourthclass to the order amounting to $53,461,000. The assets in hand amounted to $1,151,000. On December 31, 1909, there were 12,919 members of the fourth-class of the order. The insurance in force amounted to $24,539,000, or a decrease of over $25,000,000 over the Tjreceding year. This shows that many of the fourth-class policy-holders dropped out during the year or were transferred to the fifth-class. Durine the year 1909 there were 489 deaths in the fourth-class. The losses amounted to $990,000. During 1909 the order received from the fourth-class members $597,000. This would indicate a losing business. The assets in 1909, had dropped to $509,000. It has been charged that the order has placed a prohibitory rate on those in the fourth-class and that this was* done to "freeze the members out." Many of them have been in the order for a number of years and have paid in large sums of money, it is said. No definite plans have been adopted by the fourth-class members in this State, but it is thought that within the next several days injunction proceedings will be brought in the supreme court. Rhame Names Assistant. .1 Spartanburg, Dec. 30.?^The recently appointed State bank examiner, B. J. Rhame, has appointed T. C. Dunlap, of the Bank of Darlington, as his assistant. These gentlemen will begin their duties January 10. Mr. Rhame is well known throughout the State, having for several years been assistant State bank examiner to Giles L. Wilson. He was recently appointed by Governor Ansel to succeed Mr. Wilson, who will become a national bank examiner. TOP OF COACH BLOWN OFF. Train Running at Full Speed When Strange Accident Occurs. Toneka, Kan., Jan. 2.?The bliz zard sweeping over Kansas gave passengers on a Rock Island train an unusual experience to-day. While running at full speed, the top of a passenger coach was blown off, causing a scare and giving the passengers a chill, but no one was injured. The damaged coach was abandoned at Belleville and the train reached Topeka two hours late. Begged to be Looked Up. St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 30.? A young man who says he is John Davis Morgan, former steward of the California Hospital in Los Angeles, surrendered to the police to-day, saying he had embezzled $900 from the institution last August. He is willing to return to California without extradition. "Lock me up or I'll go crazy," he said to a policeman. FARMER LOSES BY FIRE. Barn and Feedstuffs Supply Burned Near Branchville. Branchville, Dec. 31.?Mr. E. C. Hunter, of this place, met a heavy loss this week when his barn and entire supply of feedstuffs were burned. The barn was located on his farm about three miles from town. In it was about $250 worth of feedstufTs -*v| and farm impements, while the build- ,;||| ing was valued at $125. There was no insurance. ir?ul On the evening of the burning a tenant he had on the place had just a few hours before finished moving his share of products from the barn. ? And it' was just about two hours after the negro left with his last load that the barn was found to be afire. It is not known how the fire originated, but suspicion points very strongly to the tenant as either do- ; Jjj ing 'it or having some knowledge of the incendiary. iH SIX DIE IN TRAIN WRECK. Fatal Collision Between Locomotive and Coal Cars. Ashland, Ky., Jan. 1.?Six persons, riding on the pilot of an engine, were killed in a wreck on Miller Creek Railway, near Van Lear, a few miles above Paintsville, Ky., last night. Of the victims four were passengers. The dead: wiinam AKers, Draaeman, Cattlesburg, Ky.; John Wor- Sj|8 ley, conductor, Louisa, Ky.; L. Q.. Pindon, Van Lear, Ky.; F. E. Fugate, Van Lear, Ky.; Lemuel Mills, Van Lear, Ky.; L. A. Smeltzer, Ironton, The accident was caused by a collision between a locomotive and three -?9 coal cars of a mixed train, which broke away while the accommodation was coming down the branch . line to connect with a passenger train at Van Lear. On the return trip the infixed train collided with these cars. " MILITIA CALLED OUT. *? fciIt riWvn|Jn 4n nirla. Ill Aliuupauvu VI JL1VUU1C ui v/ou*homa State Capital Fights Oklahoma City, Dec. 31.?Two companies of State militia almost got into action in the State capitol removal fight to-day. Hearing that Guthrie citizens had interferred with the removal of three wagon loads of State records which were being taken VtJS to a railroad station for shipment here, Gov. Haskell ordered military JzM companies A and B of Tulsa and Chandler, respectively, to stand in readiness to move to Guthrie. A short time later the governor learned over a telephone that Guth- ; rie citizens would make no objections to the removal of the records and no further trouble is expected. iV.3| Hugs Woman and Robs Her. ^ San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 2.?Re ? o TT loot r-? 1 V? + Ka. turning num a yai \.j >aoi, uiguu wv decked with the thousands of dollars' | worth of jewelry her husband hail given her, Mrs. David T. Handbury, widow of a wealthy Englishman, was set upon at the door of her boudoir in her home at Vallejo by a 'hugging burglar,' who unfastened a $20,000 . ^ diamond brooch from the woman's corsage as he held her in his embrace. Then hurling Mrs. Handbury to the floor the robber fled down the rear ateps and escaped. The noise of her fall attracted servants and Mrs. Handbury was found unconscious, having fainted from fright. She can give no description of the thief, as he sprang so suddenly out of the dark, and none of the servants caught a glimpse of him. 1 -^iH The thief forced his way into the house while Mrs. Handbury was away and hid in the darkened second floor . ^ hall. : Sues Banker for $100,000. v ' A Fremont, O., Jan. 2.?John H. Magee, a wealthy Elmore (Ohio) banker, was to-day made defendant in a suit for $100,000 damages institut ed by Christina Paul for several years a member of the Magee household. . .. $ She asserts the banker promised to make her his wife and to deed to her property valued at $10,000. Miss Paul alleges that at the age ' of thirteen she entered the Magee . "t-i. home as a domestic. After the death of Mrs. Magee, in 1901, she declares, she prepared to leave, but was induced by Mr. Magee to remain by promise of marriage. She set forth that besides promising to make her h;<? wife the banker said he would " to her property described in her complaint. Mr. Magee has long been one of the leading citizens of Ottawa county.