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ESTABLISHED APRIL. 1801. A. W. KNIGHT. Editor. Published every Thursday in The Herald building, on Main street, in the live and growing City of Bamberg, being issued from a printing office which is equipped with Mergenthaler linotype machine, cylinder press, folder, two jobbers, all run by electric power, with other material ->->'3 in L-oonin tr f-hP whole I ttilU j iii f vmv equipment representing an investment of $10,000 and upwards. Subscriptions?By the year, $1.00, or 10 cents a month for less than one year. All subscriptions payable strictly in advance. Advertisements?$1.00 per inch for first insertion, subsequent insertions 50 cents per inch. Legal advertisements at the rates allowed by law. Local reading notices 10 cents a line each insertion. Wants and other advertisements under special head, 1 cent a word each insertion. Liberal contracts made for three, six, and twelve months. Write for rates. Obituaries, tributes of respect, resolutions, cards of thanks, and all notices of a personal or political character are charged for as regular advertising. Contracts for advertising not subject to cancellation after first r, insertion. Communications?We are always glad to publish news letters of those pertaining to matters of public interest. We require the name and ad dress of the writer in every case. No article which is defamatory or! offensively personal can find place in | our columns at any price, and we are j not responsible for the opinions ex-i nnn nAmmimipntinri yrc^dt'u in auj wuA&uUM4VV?v*W?.. | || Thursday, Jan. 5, 1911. Some of our weekly exchanges last week looked like the office force had celebrated rather too much during; Christmas. Let us try to make this year the i best in the history of Bamberg. Re- j member, that whatever benefits your, town and community benefits you. Bamberg needs more good people, j Let us all endeavor this year to bring new people into the town. New popu-. lation of the right sort will mean ' much for Bamberg. j Let every member of the Bamberg j business league resolve that he will j do his part during this year to make j the league an active force in the i growth and prosperity of Bamberg, j Make up your mind that this year, you will do your level best to treat the other fellow like you would be! treated. This world wpuld be a fine place to live if everybody practiced. The many friends of Mr. William j R. Fishburne in this, his old home, I wtill regret to learn of the accident which befell him while hunting nearj Columbia last week. It is feared he will lose one of his hands. Bamberg county people have reason to be thankful that no killing occurred during the holidays. Homi- j . cides occurred in many sections of the State, but we have cause to be thankful that there were no serious (> difficulties even in Bamberg county, j ? It might be well to call attention [' to the fact that notwithstanding the %. failure of the cotton crop in this section, few mortgages are being j foreclosed in Bamberg county. Less land is sold in this county under1 mortgage than in any county of, South Carolina. This is a record to he proud of. Lands are cheaper in Bamberg, county than most counties, when the j class of land is considered. First-! class farming lands can be purchased near town at reasonable figures, and we should organize a publicity bureau for real estate in connection with the busines league. Many farmers in the Pee Dee section are selling their lands at high prices and buying else.< where where lands are cheaper. Why not induce them to come to Bamberg county? We have the lands, the labor, and the climate, and we feel sure many good citizens can be induced to move among us if v we get busy and show' up our advantages. This issue of The Herald begins a new year. We are grateful for the success of the past; we shall endeavor to merit a more liberal support in the future. No doubt The Herald could have been a better s newspaper in the past, and we would have made it so had our patronage warranted our devoting more time to editing it. Our people can always rest assured that The Herald will F.-VVkeep apace with its support. In fact, l-nnw of rm nn'ntiner office which " ^ X- o has the amount of money invested in it where the business is double what we receive. However, our out-oftown business is constantly increasing, and we do not consider the money invested in our plant a bad investment. We are going to maKe toe paper a semi-weeKiy just as soon as we feel that our people will support it. We do not care to print twice-a-week just to make more money. If we can be assured of breaking even on the additional expense we shall be satisfied. f BROKE UP COCK FIGHT. Greenwood Sheriff Appears on Scene. Consternation Follows. Greenwood, January 2.?Details are begining to become public of the sudden termination of a cocking main in the lower part of this county last Friday. Sheriff McMillan had a tip that there was to be one pulled off in this county on that day, and with Deputy Sheriff Major he proceeded to find out what was happening in the locality mentioned. He arrived at the place and found a crowd of approximately a hundred men around the Dit in which two birds were fighting. The crowd were so intent on the fight that not a member noticed the sheriff and he took down the names of a number. While this was going on two of the spectators began to scrap and the sheriff reached over to collar the belligerents; this attracted attention to his presence and the flight from the spot is said to have been terrific. Two heavy-weights are said to have sprinted neck and neck through the woods towards town, leaving a trail behind them as if a young cyclone had passed through. The two birds were left fighting in the pit. Solicitor Cooper came over Saturday, and the names in the possession of Sheriff McMillan were turned over to him and -further procedure will come from the solicitor. Tirort of RwnmmfiKiinir? Columbia, Dec. 31.?Governor Ansel will not recommend in his annual message that the condition of the governor's mansion be improved. For the past three years he has consistently made this recommendation?the General Assembly never heeding. When asked as to his recommendations he said that he would not ask that 'the house of the Chief Executive be improved, but mentioned the necessary work at the State hospital for the insane. He will, however, after being in office four years, again make the recommendation that the salaries of the State officials be increased to what they were several years ago. When asked about his report, Governor Ansel always requests that the press wait until his report is printed. As his usual custom and prescribed by law, he will review the work of the different departments of the State government. His report will include a list of those who have been pardoned from the State penitentiary during the year, also, the commutations and the paroles. Dies of Injuries. Seneca, Jan. 1.?At the residence ? .. TT !_ 01 MI'S. nopKlUS UU oatuiuaj cuvcinoon, Miss Margaret Mullinax, over 60 years old, caught on fire and was so badly burned as to cause her death in about four houjrs. Miss Mullinax was a sister of Mrs. Hopkins, with whom she lived many years, having moved from Central about two years a go. Miss Mullinax's clothes were thought to have caught from firecrackers which the children were popping. Bodies Hacked to Pieces. Williamsburg, Ky., Jan. 2.?Both hacked to pieces, the bodies of an aged couple named Osborne were discovered in their home near Corbin, this county, to-day. An attempt had also been made to burn the house, but after gaining some headway, the fire had apparently died out. The authorities are looking for a tramp who is known to have gone to the home of the Osbornes Sunday to spend the night. A NEW CARRIE NATION. Woman Wrecks a Saloon in Augusta, Georgia. Augusta, Ga., Dec. 29.?Bessie Goodrich is wanted by the police today on a charge of disorderly conduct, and on another alleging that she broke show cases, glass and other private property in a store. Behind this charge lurks a story of Augusta's first Carrie-Nationing. The woman last night went into a saloon on Broad street, pulled a hammer and proceeded to break up everything in sight. The bartender started to re monstrate with her, but a wave or two with the hammer and he left the place in a hurry. Millions of Live Stock. Chicago, Dec. 31.?There was shipped into Chicago during 1910 14,820,200 head of live stock, according to the annual report of the Union Stock yards company just issued. The report shows an increase of 141,000 cattle, 90,000 calves, 792,000 sheep, and a decrease of 617,700 hogs and 82,000 horses as compared with the previous year. It took 256,700 cars to haul the c-tnnt u*Viinh ic vnlnprl at SS50. 1 I T V O tVVU , TT It ivtl v.? ?? - T 000,000. SEEKS FACTORY SITE. Big Fertilizer Concern May Erect * Plant in Spartabnrg. Spartanburg, Dec. 31.?W. F. Guthrie, superintendent of the International Agricultural Corporation, with headquarters in Atlanta, spent a -day or so in the city looking over the various sites with a probable view of locating a fertilizer factory in this city. The International Agricultural Corporation is one of the largest fertilizer concerns in the United States and has at present over sixty factories in operation. The new one that they contemplate locating in Spartanburg is to be one of the largest controlled Dy tms company and will employ a very great number of hands. The company is owned largely by Northern capitalists, and among the dilectors of the company the name of J. Pierpon Morgan appears, aside from other leading financiers of the country. It is very probable that the factory will be located here, although other cities have been visited. Williams in Jail Elijah Williams, the young negro boy who shot a 12-year-old negro girl last week at Spigner's place, eight miles from the city, was arrested Friday by Rural Policeman Robert Hitt. Williams is now in the county jail and his case will be heard during the term of criminal court which convenes Tuesday. He is charged with oeeonH and hnttprv with intpnt to UUkJU-Ui U1AU K/MVVV4 *VM v V** v VV kill. The negro girl was wounded in the left leg, between the knee and ankle. The member was badly torn by a load of shot and she was operated on at Rhodes' colored hospital. She told a startling story in connection with the shooting, claiming that she was shot because she .refused to obey the boy. She also said that a female relative who was with her in the field at the time was frightened by the gun into submission.?Columbia Record. To Investigate Wireless. Demands will be made upon congress, it is said, for an investigation of the wireless telegraph situation in the United States. Letters are being sent to members asking that the matter be taken up. These letters charge that a conspircay was set on foot to destroy the United States Wireless Telegraph company because its present officers would not surrender $5, 000,000 worth of stock. When congress reassembles next week formal request will be made for the appointment of a committee in each branch with authority to summon witnesses and inspect the books of all wireless companies. The petitions that will be filed with congress will set forth evidence already on file with the postmaster general and the attorney general. In some of the documents already filed the specific charge is made that some companies have been allowed to do business while others have been denied the privilege although proceeding in precisely the same manner as those unmolested. Clement H. Congdon, of Philadelphia, as'the representative of C. C. Wilson, president of the United Wireless Telegraph company, came to this city to-night to confer with agents of the department of justice with reference to apprehending several men connected with another wireless company. Ex-Judge Adams Attempts Suicide. Greensboro, N. C., Jan. 2.?ExJudge Spencer B. Adams, of the Oklahoma Indian claims court, attempted suicide in a sanitarium here Sunday night by slashing his throat with a razor. He was removed to a hospital, where to-night it is said he has an even chance of recovery in the event complications do not arise. No motive for the act has been assigned, the family and sanitarium officials denying all requests of the press for probable cause and circumstances surrounding the attempt. The fact that the attempt had been made was withheld from the public until this morning, though it occurred about eight o'clock Sunday night. Judge Adams is prominent in politics, having been Republican State j chairman during the campaign of 1908. ! TO PAY PARR IN FULL. Man Who Exposed Sugar Weighing Frauds to Get $100,000. Washington, Dec. 28.?Richard Parr, the customs detective, who discovered the steel springs in the scales of the American Sugar Refining Company's dock at Williamsburg and furnished most of the evidence through which more than'$3,000,000 has been returned to the Federal treasury, will get his reward as a New Year's greeting. Parr's .reward will be $100,000. He was paid $20,000 some time ago, but the treasury had no more funds | to complete payment. The urgent deficiency bill passed by congress carI ried an item of $90,000, and of that j $80,000 will go to Parr. ATTEMPTED TO KILL WIFE. Xegro Missed the Woman but Bullet Killed Their Child. Barnwell, Dec. 30. ? Barnwell county was the scene of two homicides during the holidays. On Frij day night, as a result of an altercation over a game of cards, Hamp Floyd, colored, was shot and killed by Henry Lishe, also colored. Lishe, who was cut in several places, one finaer beine almost severed, was brought to Barnwell on Saturday and lodged in the county jail. Near Blackville on Saturday night, Haywood Wicker, colored, shot at his wife; missing her, the bullet found lodgment in their child with fatal results. Wicker is the same negro who some months ago killed Emanuel Walker, colored. At that time he made the statement that he would not be satisfied until he had killed his wife. Returning to his home Saturday he attempted to make good his threat, with the above result. Wicker has not been apprehended. A reward of $75 has been offered by the governor for his capture. PEACEMAKER THE VICTIM. % Asheville Citizen Receives Perhaps Fatal Knife Wounds. Asheville, N. C., Dec. 30.?With a knife blade stuck in his right lung to a depth of four inches, and still protruding from the wound, John Davis, a well-known citizen of West Asheville, staggered into his home early this morning and informed his wife that he had been cut. The injured man did not know the knife was still embedded in his lung until it was pulled out by his horrified wife. The stabbing resulted from an affray between the young son of Davis and a young man named McMahon, in which the father was endeavoring to act as peacemaker. After the cutting, which is alleged to have been done by McMahon, the latter made his escape, but later was captured and returned to the city. Davis's condition is critical. Liquor Caused Many Homicides. Montgomery, Jan. 2.?Liquor caused 258 out of 630 homicides in Alabama during the two years ending September 30 last, according to the biennial report of Attorney General Alex M. Garber. "In addition to the increase in the number of homicides due to the use of intoxicating liquor by a population almost equally divded between whites and negroes, in a climate which aggravates the effect of such nop " the Attnrnev General savs. "I ? V -? would say that there may be assigned as further reasons contributing to the unfortunate and deplorable homicide record of Alabama. "First a general prolific source of crime among the negro population. "Second, the natural conflict, or friction, growing out of business and other necessary relations between two races essentially dissimilar in characteristics and widely separated in socal life. "And third, the racial characteristic of the Southern name to resent quickly an insult and to act upon slight provocation, especially in matters involving personal honor." ___ i WANTED TO REST IN JAIL. Joseph Conway Anxions to Spend a Peaceful Christmas. "My wife won't let me enjoy myself, not even on Christmas day, your Honor. But there'll he peace on earth and mercy sure enough for the two of us if your Honor will oblige a henpecked husband by sending me to jail for the next eighteen months." Thus declared Joseph Conway, of 1,819 Belt avenue, to Justice James W. Lewis, of Baltimore, when arraigned at the Southern police station yesterday morning on the charge of disturbing the peace. "Say, 'Squire your Honor," the man continued. "I am going to ask vou for a Christmas present. The gift I want from you is the jail sentence I asked for. Just do me a favor. Give me a chance to take a rest cure where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest." Conway stated that he had been married twenty-one years and never knew a peaceful Christmas and the conclusion at which he had arrived was the only way to obtain such a Yule-tide was to spend it in jail. According to Mrs. Conway, the only subject they agree on is Ex-President Roosevelt's arraignment of race suicide. She stated that there were 12 children by the marriage and that her husband made every Christmas wretched for herself and the children. The magistrate declined to grant Conway an eighteen-months' "rest cure in jail," but held him for a further hearing this morning. The boys and girls are returning to college, and many bright young faces are missed from our streets. CIGARS, ONE IN A BOX. Ward Liner's Barber Accused of Smuggling 25 "Torpedo Boats." New York, Dec. 31.?The oarber of the Ward liner Saratoga was before Solicitor Andrews at the custom house yesterday accused of smuggling twenty-five boxes of cigars from Havana. The charge looked formidable expressed in this way; but it came out that there were only twenty-five cigars one in a box. Opinion varied as to the length and circumference of the cigars, but Assistant Solicitor Barnes, who put a tape measure on one of them, said that it was eighteen inches over all and about two inches beam, of the torpedo boat type. The case against the barber was not finished. Mr. Barnes estimated that a good smoker ? - ~v. * UA HKIA fA 11 ao Q '6tornpHo Ill Ig IIL UC auic iu l u ?.v? Jivuu boat" to ashes in about four hours. How's This? We offer one hundred dollars reward for any case of catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0. We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him perfectly honorable in all business transactions and financially able to carry out all obligations made by his firm. WALDING, RINNAN & MARVIN, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, 0. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surface of the system. Testimonials sent free. Price 75 cents per bottle. Sold by all druggists. Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation. Terribly Burned by Explosion. Terribly burned by an explosion of kerosene oil Saturday night, Mrs. W. F. Martin, 1309 Sumter street, is not expected to live. The accident happened as Mrs. Martin was filling a lamp. The bottle from which she was pouring the oil fell from her hands into the open fire. The burn-^ ing oil was thrown all over her. The accident occurred about 10 o'clock Saturday night as Mrs. Martin was preparing to retire for the night. Noticing that the lamp was nearly empty, she got the bottle of oil and was filling it, when the bottle slipped from her hands. It fell al mosi ill tne nrepiace. Instantly there was an explosion and the burning oil was thrown all over Mrs. Martin and to all parts of the room. Mrs. Martin's screams brought Paul Odom, her cousin, to her aid. He extinguished her blazing clothing, but not in time to save her from being terribly burned. By this time the room and the bed were blazing in several places. Mr. Odum put out the fire with a bucket of water and the bed clothes. Mr. Martin was not at home when the accident happened. He arrived. mnrmrav fhn flnmPQ hnrl hPPTl UV|VVV vvif WV4 vr? V vuv ^ ? entirely extinguished. ? Columbia State. Died of Poisoning. Cumberland, Md., Jan. 1.?That Miss Grace Elosser and her fiance, Charles E. Twigg, died of cyanide poisoning was established to-day by chemical analysis of the stomachs of the dead girl and man. Further than this little or no light ias been thrown upon the mystery of the death of the two, whose bodies were found by the mother of the girl seated upon a sofa in the parlor of the tiiosser nome yesieruajr. The theory of a double suicide is declared impossible by the family and friends of Miss Elosser and also by those who knew and last saw alive the man who was to have tonight made her his wife. The authorities are working upon the theory that murder may have been committed. States Attorney David A. Robb went to-day to Keyser, W. Va., the late home of Twigg, in connection with the case, but nothing is known of the result of his visit. The remainder of a box of candy and some chewing gum found in the Elosser home will be examined for traces of the poison, but as all the other members of the dead girl's family ate from the box of candy without suffering inconvenience, little is expected from this. Breaks Record on Canal. Washington, Dec. 31.?Almost every month the canal diggers on the Isthmus manage to break some engineering record. December 6 a 45ton steam shovel made an extraordinary record. Working at Gatun Spillway it excavated 2,448 cubic yards of earth in an eight hour day, the best previous record being 1,356 yards, Feb. 5, 1908. The amount of concrete' being placed in the locks and dams is also rapidly increasing and in anticipation of the dry season, when this class of work can be done to the best advantage, 500 barrels of concrete per day, in addition to the regular quota, has been ordered from the contractors in the United States. Thus the amount of concrete consumed in this one engineering work will reach the extraordinary figures of 7,000 barrels daily. * -'V V"' . ' -V-V- % BATH TUBS FOR HOGS. That's the Word that Goes Out from * Kansas Pork Specialists j Cay Center, Kan.?Farmers in Kansas are hearing to-day the final word in hog-ology, as pronounced by breeding and veterinary agents of the J Kansas State Agricultural College, in a series of lectures on the pork production special in a five days' tour. They listened solemnly enough while Dr. G. C. Wheeler talked of ! breeds and breeding. It was then Dr. F. S. Schoenleber demanded bath tubs for hogs that the farmers looked at ?nnHtor anH amiled th p simile ; uuu auvbuvA ^ ^ that means so much in a small town. But it was not so funny, after all. "You don't know hogs if you be! lieve the stories you have always j heard about their being dirty," Dr. Schoenleber said. "They would be clean enough if they had a chance. They are clean by nature. Put a concrete tub in the hog house; put ? in six or eight or ten inches of coal r tar dip, according to the size of animals, and you will be surprised to see how your hogs will go into it, not j only once, but often. The dip kills the insects that worry hogs, and it ^ cleanses their skin and keeps them healthy. The bath tub should have & sloping sides, so the hogs can get in -3 and out easily. Do this and you will find your hogs will bathe oftoner than your boys." The farmers are very much in earnest about this hog business. Conditions are such, what with cholera ?? and this and that and the other thing operating to reduce production, that something, they re? lize must be done. Hog receipts in five of the 4 principal markets of the country were only 9, 776,000 head in the first : nine months this year, compared with 12,184,000 in the same'periodv of 1909. In 1908 the receipts in the first nine months were 14,047,000 head.?Kansas City Star. NOTICE TO CREDITORS. All persons having claims against the estate of Martin Hamilton, deceased, will file the same with the undersigned qualified executrix, duly sworn to, on or before the 28th day of January, i?n, ana. an craims hot filed * within time aforesaid will be barred. All persons indebted to said . * estate will make payment to the said executrix. MAGGIE HAMILTON, Qualified Executrix. Bamberg, S. C., Dec 23rd, 1910. 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