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Thursday, March 16,1911. SHORT LOCALS. : ; Brief Items of Interest Throughout the Town and County. iU. The present term of court has seemed to get along slower than any ' in years. The Herald acknowledges a subscription of $2.50 for the Confederate monument fund from a friend who does not care for "publicity. It has not rained in Bamberg for so long a time that the welcome showers of Monday night can well be mentioned as news. The weather has turned colder since the rain. We neglected to state in our ac* .--i 1. 4- Vi /-> count 01 cou<n last wwk cmn, iu^ I negro Rice, who was charged with the burning of a barn on Mrs. M. E. ESy;" j. Bamberg's plantation some months ego, was tried and found not guilty. I Mr. C. A. Thomas, who has been assistant cashier at the Ehrhardt Banking Co. for some time, writes ns to change his paper to Smoaks this week, as he will move there to become cashier of the new bank at that place. Mr. L. A. Brabham, of the Buford's Bridge section, came in to in' spect The Herald office while here on the jury this week, and was interested in the work of the many machines we had running. Mr. Brab*. ham congratulated us and the town of Bamberg on having such a model plant, and we had to be truthful and tell him that the business men of Bamberg did not seem to appreciate 4-V) a moQanv our enuruj, J uugmg iiuiu luc p patronage given us. Application Blanks Received. Capt. J. K. Risher, commander of Camp Jenkins, U. C. V., No. 627, j?- asks us to state to all Confederate ig|; veterans that he has received the ap- 1 i|f plication blanks for crosses of honor, |:.: x and veterans wishing to apply for these crosses will call on Capt. Rishjpif" * er-or Mrs. G. Frank Bamberg for the ' blanks. Please do so at once, as the (ft' \ applications should be forwarded by l ' 1 April 10 th in order that the crosses ?onniwa/1 hv Uav 1 mPTTlO > .; jimj i/c i vwit vu uj mm.* v?u| ***v*? ? ?.y rial day. ( Masquerade Party. The masquerade party which was , gP^ to have been held this Friday even#>;. ing has been postponed until the folfig?* lowing Friday, the 24th. Let everybody, young and old, get > , their costumes ready and be prepar$; ed ?0 enjoy an evening of fun and |g frolic. The admission will be 25c. for adults and 15c. for children, inig' eluding refreshments. ? - .. The proceeds will be used to im||^i prove the grounds of the public * school. The Monument Fund. The local chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy are enthusiastic and *hard at work on the erec tion of the Confederate monument here. The monument is to be erected at once, and it is proposed to have ^ It ready for the unveiling on memorial day, May 10th. True all of the |j&5 . money has not been subscribed, but the ladies feel that there is no doubt ^ r but that the balance will be raised. ; The following additional subscriptions have been made since our last issue: I. W. Carter $ 1.00 L. F. Hughes 1.00 . Mrs. J. H. Zeigler 1.00 Mrs. Dora Williams 5.00 Ip'^? Thos. Clayton 50 S. W. Johnson 5.00 The Aug. W. Smith Co., Spartanburg 10.00 1 t a. . Henry Kennedy, Augusta, Ga.. 5.00 Cash 2.50 Missionary Meeting. The Woman's Mission Union of Bethesda chiurch will give an entertainment for irnRRirvns the fniirth Snndn.v 26th Instant, at 10 o'clock a. m. Speakers have been invited to address the people. The school children will have recitations and songs. The public are cordially invited to attend. Home Mission Meeting. As a means of awakening interest, and to break the regular routine of the monthly meeting of the Woman's Home Mission Society, Mrs. Henry F. Bamberg has invited the auxiliary to meet in her home n?xt Tuesday af ' ternoon at 4 o'clock. m There will probably be a short program, with the reports of officers, followed by an hour of social intercourse. It is earnestly desired that there be a large attendance. Mrs. Bamberg hopes to have the pleasure of greeting every lady whose name is on the roll. V "O'Riley is ooming!" "O'Riley is coming!" Screen wire doors and windows of all sizes and quality at Hunter's hardware store. . '\ ' ; .i. -,2V- ' ;v \ Meeting of Sunday-school Workers. Thursday afternoon, March 15, a meeting of persons interested in Sunday-school work will be held in the Baptist church at this place. The meeting will be at 4 o'clock. Everv pastor, superintendent, teacher and officer or other person interested, is extended an invitation to be on hand at the appointed hour. A program - * * ' - ? j. mu ? of interest win De carnea out. j ne time will be for only an hour or two and informal proceedings will be in order. I The particular work of the meeting is to complete the delegation from Bamberg county to the Interdenominational Convention to be held at Spartanburg March 28, 29, 30. Already five or six have signified their intention of attending the Spartanburg meeting, but there are about 10 other places to be filled, as this county is alloted 15 delegates. Special seats will be reserved for delegates from each county. The meeting here Thursday is for all denominations and is in the interest of Sunday-school work generally. M. W. BRABHAM, r For the Committee. The Railroad Proposition. A number of our citizens have asked us in the last few days as to the status of the railroad matter. The work of securing subscriptions , and rights of way has been practically completed, and a proposition has been made to a company interested in the building of this line. The proposition is one that we feel sure will be accepted, but if those with whom the committee is now conferring do not look with favor on the building of this line, others are interested and the matter will be taken up with them. Those who have experience in such matters state that the citizens here have a good proposition, and our people can be assured that the railroad will be built and that soon. The matter has reached a stage where it is certain that success is in sight. New Advertisements. Farmers & Merchants Bank? Statement. : Ehrhardt Banking Company? Statement. ' Bank of Olar?Statement. H. C. Folk?Sale of real estate in case of D. J. Delk vs. Miriam Hughes et al. ! Herndon's Grocery Store?You Are at a Disadvantage. Lost Notice. Mrs. K. I. Shuck & Co.?See Qur Easter Display. s F. E. Price & Co., E. Bart Price, Manager?We Make a Specialty of Fine Coffees. 1 Bamberg Banking Co.?Statement. Bank of Denmark?Statement. Let's Organize a Band. In speaking to a prominent gentleman of the city a few nights ago we remarked that it would be a fine idea to organize a brass band among the young men of the town. There are* a number of young men here < whom we feel sure would join such , an organization and take an abiding . interest in and put forth earnest efforts to make the band a credit to the city. The stores close at 6 o'clock in , the summer months, and it would he a fine thing to have a band to give , concerts on the court house square in the afternoons after the stores close, besides having it to play on other occasions when needed. Then, too, a good band is a fine advertisement for a town. It also brings the young people together in a social way, and the work is helpful and inspiring. From the membership of the band a nice orchestra could also be organized, and we hope our young men, and the older ones, too, will think about this matter and get up the band right away. We feel sure that our people generally will help with their money to (sustain such an organization. Negro Man and Woman Fight. The negro cook and the porter at the Johnson Hotel got into a lively fighit yesterday morning while discussing a show which is now in town, and as a result the porter was cut on the neck with a carving knife, stuck in the arm with a fork, and cut on the arm with a hatchet, while the woman had a gash several inches long cut in her head. The cook is named Mary Black and the porter is Marion Martin. Neither one is much hurt. Will Build Chapter House. Orangeburg, March 13.?Members of the American Woman's league of Orangeburg are making preparations for the location of a chapter house in this city. Enough members have been secured to obtain the appropriation from E. C. Lewis, with which to construct the chapter house. However, the local member^ are working hard to double their membership in order to secure a double appropriation, thereby enabling them to erect a very creditable building. Strong line of iinaire, flaxon, and other wash fabrics, at W. D. Rboad's. "O'Riley is coming!" ' :.s ' I- ,? ' - FIGHT OVER FENCE. John Garris, Aged 60, Knocked in Head by A. E. Steedley. Walterboro, March 13.?A dispute over a line fence early this morning is responsible for what may prove a fatal injury to John Garris, a highly respectable and prominent citizen of Williams in the upper part of the county. . The reports received here of the A T71 o + T * ' trouDie are inai a. xu. oitcmcj, i>*.> had gone out early this morning to remove a rail fence between his and Mr. Garris' place when the latter, arriving on the scene, forbade him moving the fence. Claims Knife Was Drawn. Mr. Steedley claims that Mr. Gar-| ris cursed him and threatened to cut his throat if he persisted in moving the fence. Mr. Steedley told him that he would be obliged to move it as he needed the rails to repair his other fencing. He claims that Mr. Garris then reached in his pocket and drew his knife, advancing on him, when he picked up a piece of rail and struck him on the head two or three times with it. In Serious Condition. Steedley then left, and a little later Mr. Garris was found in an unconscious condition and taken to his home a few hundred yards away. It was found that he had several serious wounds in his head and it is feared he may not recover. Steedley went to the home of his wife's father, Fred Padgett, and when last heard from was still there. He is a young man, possibly 35 years old, while the wounded man is about 60 years old. It seems that there has been trouble for a year or more over this line fence. The fence was on Mr. j Steedley's land, but by consent it has remained the only fence between their fields. Mr. Garris is a member of a large family in the county. BUSINESS* LOCALS. Oysters at F. E. Price & Co. twice a week Tuesday and Friday. I Old newspapers, suitable for wrapping purposes, for sale at The Herald offiec. See C. C. Rowell about your tin roof at once. He will repaint it and stop the leaks. He also contracts for house painting of all kinds and guarantees satisfaction. Oysters at F. E. Price & Co. twice a week Tuesday and Friday. Oysters at F. E. Price & Co. twice a week Tuesday and Friday. Marriage certificates for sale at The Herald Book Store, 5c. to 25c. j each. "O'Riley is ooming!" Latest styles in ladies' voille and Panama skirts, at W. D. Rhoad's. Laces, embroideries and trimm-friora hoaritifiil Unp illHt in ftt W. 1 D. Rhoad's. * Negro Runs Amuck on Train. Batesburg, March 12.?When the Carolina midland train from Allendale arrived last night, Grant Taylor, a negro, was turned over by the conductor, J. D. Lewis, to the town authorities to answer to the charge of assault and battery with intent to kill. It seems that Allen Metz, colored, was suddenly attacked by Taylor with a knife, and was quite seriously cut on the face and neck, the facial artery being barely missed. The attack was made when the train was between here and Steadman. The wounded negro was placed in charge of a doctor at once. Taylor seems to have been under the influence of cocaine and liquor. His trial will come up in the mayor's court in the morning. Boys' Corn Club. Last week we were expecting a write-up of the recent meeting of the boys' corn club for this county, and therefore had no account of it. The meeting was addresed by Hon. S. G. Mayfield and Mr. W. B. Chitty, and a report was made that $100 or more had been raised in prizes so far. The club now numbers 24 members, as follows: S. G. Mayfield, Jr., Denmark. Clifton Kinard, Bamberg. Joe Willie Chitty, Olar. T> P Voorso OIqp 'XV* XV* JLXVU1 WVj Vii*i Edwin Bruce, BambeKg. Olar Zeigler, Bamberg. Wilbur Starr, Olar. * Wilton W. Smith, Olar. Ear Rizer, Olar. Rubin J. Steedley, Jr., Bamberg, R. F. D. No. 1. Kirkland Graham, Olar. Richard J. Steedley, Branchville. Lanier Kinard, Ehrhardt, Sammie Clayton, Bamberg, R. F. D. No. 2. Leland F. Sandifer, Bamberg. Roy M. Hunter, Branchville, R. F. D. No. 2. James Griffith, Bamberg. Walter Delk, Bamberg. Lionel Clayton, Ehrhardt. Benj. F. Hill, Bamberg. Wilson, Harrison, Bamberg. D. P. Matheny, Bamberg. Ryan Clayton, Ehrhardt. Francis Bamberg, Bamberg. BRILLIANT HOME WEDDING. Mr. Philip McCants Wins Hand of Charming Ehrhardt Maid. One of the prettiest home weddings took place on last Thursday at Ehrhardt, at the home of the bride's brother, the contracting parties being Miss Katie Carter, of Ehrhardt, and Mr. Philip McCants, of Orangeburg county. Promptly at the appointed hour, to the strains of Lohengrin's wedding march, rendered by Miss Britt. the bridal party entered in the following order: Miss Rice, of Mt. Pleasant, with Mr. Walter D. Connor, of Orangeburg; Miss Parker, of Langley, with Mr. Marion Smith, of Bowman. Then came Miss Agnes McCants, sister of the groom and maid of honor, ^vith Mr. Jack Carter, brother of the bride and "best man." Immediately following were the bride and groom. The charming young bride was exquisitely attired in white messaline trimmed with pearls and baby irish. She carried a handsome bouquet of bride's roses and ferns. Miss McCants, the maid of honor, wore a lovely blue messaline trimmed with silver and baby irish. The ceremony was solemnly and gracefully performed by the Rev. Mr. Belvin, of Walterboro. After congratulations had been showered upon the happy young couple, the large number of relatives and friends repaired to the dining room where a most elegant supper was served. The bride is one of Ehrhardt's charming and most accomplished young ladies, while the groom is a well-to-do and progressive young farmer of the Middlepen section of Orangeburg, and is the son of Mr. Thos. R. McCants. They start out ! on life's sea most propitiously and have the sincere best wishes of many friends. A GUEST. Baptist Church News and Notices. DIRECTORY. Preaching service every Sunday morning at 11 ^o'clock and at night, by tne pastor, Kev. u. j. imer. Sunday-school every Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, J. A. Hunter, superintendent. B. Y. P. U. every Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Prayer meeting every Thursday night. Woman's Missionary Society meets Wednesday afternoons after the second Sunday in each month. Sunbeam Band meets every two weeks on Friday afternoons. Monthly conference each fourth Sunday. Observance of Lord's Supper the first Sunday in each quart r. NEWS AND NOTICES. The mission program of the Sunbeams on last Friday afternoon was quite a success. The flowers were placed in paper canoes with Indian names and some of the children were dressed in Indian costumes and two of these, Master Caldwell Jones and little Miss Katherine Free, occupied an Indian tent or tee pee as the Indians call t6em. The songs and recitations were appropriate and well rendered. A good sized crowd attended and a goodly offering was made. Refreshments were served at iuw uiusc. A large number in attendance and a fine collection marked the Sundayschool record Sunday morning. Both preaching services were fairly well attended. Pastor Frier's theme at the morning service was, Our Home Mission Problems and Responsibility; and at night, The Sins of Israel Provoking Divine Judgment, being the third of a series on the prophecy of Amos. Some of the Sunbeams sang a sweet song of .praise at the morning service, and Bro. Rentz closed the night service with an impressive and appropriate solo in his usually impressive way. The W. M. S. meet this week on Wednesday afternoon. The Sunbeams meet again Friday afternoon. Mr. W. H. Morris and wife were received into the church by letter Sunday and Mrs. Eula Ervin was granted a letter of dismission. Pastor Frier attended the pastors' meeting at Blackville Monday, and reported a pleasant and profitable meeting, though the attendance was small. Fire at North. North, March 15.?Fire here early this morning destroyed the store of J. F. Leysath and at 3 o'clock seemed to be on the very verge of pouncing upon the store of W. S. Ulmer & Co. It is thought that there is no hope of saving the Ulmer company's store, though some of the goods have been + TVi/% Drty\r\lo'o KonTr io n^vt iaacu uui. j. lie i cvpi^ o uaun, 10 u^ai, to the Ulmer company's storey and it is predicted that the bank building will have a very close call. Mr. Leysath's store was completely destroyed, the stock also' being consumed. The loss on the stock was valued at $3,500 to $4,000, with $2,500 insurance. The barber shop has also been seriously damaged. The Ulmer company's stock is valued at $3,500 to $4,000, with $1,000 insurance. "O'Riley is coming!" "O'Riley is coming!" Jtr.'J**-,-t- : v.v x -L *-fcwias?- ".. -."J .. r Makes Home Royal Baking Powder produce at home, quit Ama an^ iaoftr nolrA M U11C CUXU uuLjr vanv| I the frosted layer cake, I crusts and muffins, i I wholesome, with whic | found at the shop or i I pare. Royal is the gre R ROYAL COOK BOO? II Send Name ?f| ROYAL RAXIWQ roe . SHOT NEGRO RUNNING. Joe Baker May Die from Bullet.Fired by H. W. McMillan. fc/'. Aiken, March 14.?Joe Baker, a negro, lies critically wounded in this city as a result of being shot on Saturday night by\H. W. McMillan, Southern freight agent here. The bullet struck Baker in the back, lodging in the spinal column. The negro is said to be paralyzed in the lower limbs and he may die. At 1 o'clock Saturday night Mr. McMillan went home from the freight depot. He boards at the home of Clint Barton, where some one is said to have been stealing wood for some time. The negro was seen with a piece of wood and on being ordered to stop he ran and Mr. McMillan fired at the fleeing negro with the above result. On entering the house Mr. McMillan found that his room had been entered and the indications point to the negro as the burglar. The negro, however, disclaims any knowledge of wood-stealing or entering the house and said he got the wood somewhere else. Cuort Proceedings. Thursday morning of. last week the ttial of civil cases was commenced. The first case tried was that of A. W. Knight against the Southern Railway Company, a suit for damages, which resulted in favor of the defendant. The next case was Conrad Ehr hardt Co. vs. Mrs. M. J. Rizar and Geo. B. Kearse which resulted in a verdict for defendant. This was a suit on notes and the defendant claimed payment. The case of Mrs. A. McB. Speaks, which was a suit for damages against the Southern Railway, was tried Friday and resulted in a verdict for damages of $625.00. No court was held Saturday. Monday morning the case of James H. McGowan against the Southern Railway Co. was taken up. This was a suit for damages. The trial lasted all day and the jury returned a verdict for $5,000 damages. Tuesday the case of Misses Merdrue Francis and Stella Hair against the Southern Railway was tried. This was also a suit for damages, arising out of a difficulty between the ticket collector and a passenger, in which the collector was knocked over into the seat with these ladies where he was struck several blows. The jury returned a verdict for the railroad, after being out several hours. Tuesday afternoon the case of! Jones against Jones was commenced, but was withdrawn from the jury on account of the absence of the plaintiff. It is to be tried to-day. The case of Griffin against Carter was referred to the Master, and the nnaa. nf "Mica "R r/-w-klr Ar HPthfi ' VU.O^ Ul iUAUU X/A VVUV4 | Southern Railway, a suit for damages, is to be settled out of court. The case of Oscar Faust, found guilty in the mayor's court for selling whiskey, and which was appealed, was heard by the judge. At the first hearing he would not decide the case, saying he hoped the mayor and the attorneys on both sides would get together and settle the matter. However, they could not agree, and Tuesday afternoon the judge rendered a decision affirming the mayor's court; The attorney's for Faust will appeal, and he is now out on bond. No court was held Wednesday afternoon, and the jury was discharged until this morning. It is likely that court will last until Fifday night, although few cases have been tried so far. ' * mlD Ulttw I Mu?l ' BeeL mm l n J ! Baking Easy | | w I M helps the housewife to :kly and economically, I ; . * .re' jS hot biscuit, puddings, crisp cookies, crullers, I resh, dean, tasty and I ih the ready-made food I grocery does not com- gj atest of bake-day helps. 1-800 RECEIPTS?FREE I and Addrett. I SECURED PAROLE. 4M Franklin McAllister Successful in Petition Hunt. Franklin McAllister, a life prison- ||| er in the penitentiary escaped last fS January and went to his home in '|? Williamsburg county to see his blind >*|| mother and to secure an old petition for pardon which had been filed with Gov. Hey ward. He later1 went to the > r office and presented the petition to r*? Ol/w./,/. HI/vti/IQTT Vi a TMlfl nil* M VjrU V . D1C09C< 1UVUUIV uv n?w w? I - -lyy-jjnT roled during good behavior, but will Wj have to return to prison for life should he be convicted of another ^fp|i McAllister was convicted in "Wllliamsburg county in 1901 on the -3^ charge of murder and upon the reo- ' ommendation of the mercy of the court received a life'Sentence. Judge j Wilson, who was the solicitor prosecuting the case, said in a letter to | Gov. Blease that he would not make } a recommendation as he did not re- ?j member the facts in the case. He 1 was convicted for the murder of Siah Fullmore. a Shoots Young Negress. Fairfax, March 13.?Paul Roberto, Jr., a negro youth about 18 years ofd, j shot Lula Brooker, a negress, about 20 years old at her home on O. J. You mans's place, two miles from here, last night about 8 o'clock and 'y* Inflicted a wound that will probably ' prove iaiax. . The weapon used was a pistol and ' the bullet took effect in the left breast and passed through the body to the skin in the back and the chance for the woman's recovery is slight. It is said that Roberts after the shooting claimed that he was passing )[ through the woman's yard and she 5 attacked him with an axe and that 'IS he shot in self-defense; but it is also .^3 said that there had been a quarrel .. 'M between Roberts and the woman a day or two before the shooting. Roberts has not been seen in this \ vicinity to-day and it is probable \ ^ that he has fled. Have Paid Their Taxes. Washington, March 13.?Practi- ' || cally all of the more than $27,130,- /7|S 904 assessed for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1910 on corporations in the United States, has been paid into < the treasury. The exact amount re ceived to February 1, 1911, the latest date for which precise figures are ' '1 available, was $27,108,189. The amount assessed last year was $27,- fj| 130,904. Added to this were penal- pF ties amounting to about $100,000 for failure to pay the tax when due. 3 What the tax will amount to this year the commissioner of internal revenue, who has charge of the collec- | tion, is not yet able to determine, | even approximately. Taxes not paid by July 1 will have added a penalty I of 5 per cent, and interest at the rate * of 1 per cent, a month for each month they remain unpaid. r^| Must Pay or Serve Sentence. Atlanta, Ga., March 14.?Because T. J. Hamilton, a reporter for the Augusta Herald, refused to give the y|? police board the name of a police- ' J man who gave him a "tip" on a mur- >?*|| der story, he must return to jail and i finish, serving a sentence ul uyc u.ajo +*,: or pay a fine of $50 imposed for contempt This was the decision handed down by the supreme court here today. The court held that the police, * when sitting as a court for the trial of case, had the power to enforce sentence for contempt against wit- ||p nesses refusing to testify. i "O'Riley is coming!"