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jf PERSONAL MENTION.
\ People Visiting in This City and at Other Points. I"" ?Mr. Otis Brabham, of Allendale, spent yesterday in the city. ?Mrs. J. D. Copeland, who has been quite ill, is improving. ?Mr. John H. Cope, of the Cope E . 0(V>tinn VAC ir? tVia nitv VVVVW44, V WW 1U VU^ VltJ iuvuuaj . Capt. J. R. Hamilton and wife, of Branchville, spent yesterday in the ?Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Bruce spent Sunday in Branchville with relatives. ?Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Counts, of Laurens, spent a few days in the city last week. ?Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Brickie, of Augusta, spent Sunday in the city * 1 ^ with relatives. ?Mr. R. W. D. Rowell, who has been sick for several weeks, is out again, although he is still very weak. ?Miss Mozelle Copeland came home from Converse College, Spartanburg, on account of the illness of her mother. ?Mr. Thomas Black, Jr., who has L been attending a medical college in I Baltimore, is at home for the sumI mer vacation. ?Mr. G. H. Jennings, of Hampton, was in the city Sunday on a visit to his mother. He has recently r| been in the hospital, but is all right again. ?Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Hartzog, of Greenwood, spent several days in the y city last week on account of the ill|te. ness of Mrs. J. D. Copeland, a sister fof Mr. Hartzog. ?Lieutenant D. G. Copeland, who is now stationed at Troy, N. Y., has been spending several days in the city on account of the illness of his ^ mother, Mrs. J. D. Copeland. ?Mr. J. L. Mims, editor of the Edgefield Advertiser, spent last Friday night in the city, leaving Saturday morning for Charleston. He paid The Herald office a visit, and we re* gret very much that we did not get to see him. But the fact is that we ' have been in bad physical shape recently, and as we work a great deal at night, we do not get to the office ; early in the mornings. ! MURDERER SEEKS PARDON. Blease Hears Petition on Behalf of Barnwell County Farmer. !; Columbia, May 8.?A hearing was held to-day before Gov. Blease in the petition for the pardon of Chester Kennedy, the wealthy Barnwell county farmer, who is serving a life sen|| . tence for murder. Kennedy was (fonvictea upon toe testimony of Quitman Johnson, a negro, who confessed to being hired, H as he said by Kennedy, to kill a j? Barnwell county white man, but who f by mistake, shot another man. A secooid negro was convicted at J:- the same time of complicity in the jf ' murder. Kennedy lost his appeal to the supreme court. PREFERS DEATH TO SURRENDER fe- ' V efr' Vi ' Singlb-Handed, Bandit Defies Posse Until Killed. SB . Jefferson, la., May 7.?Marshal Busby, of Paton, Iowa, and a bank robber were killed and a highwayman seriously injured in a clash between a sheriff's posse and the bandits early this morning, at a school ^ house two miles from Paton. ? This morning at 4 o'clock the hightwaymen blew a safe in the postoffice at Paton, taking several hundred dollars in stamps and money. Busby, with a posse, started in pursuit | of the robbers. The posse came upon a school house near Paton. The marshal went to the door, and upon opening it was shot dead. One of the robbers dragged the body into the school house. Then a fusillade * of shots was begpn between the robbers and the posse. Shielded by Marshal's Body. The body of Busby was propped 4 n + n o -n* 4 t\ H r? fir oc o hlind from 1U VUV F? 1UUV IT UU M behind which the robbers fired on the posse. By this time another posse arrived. The combined posses then poured a fusillade into the windows and doors of the school house. Finally, one of the robbers staggered through the front doorway badly k wounded, saying: "Boys, I surrenI der, but my pal is going to fight till you get him." Shot Through the Heart. The lone bandit was given a chance to surrender, but he refused. I The fight was renewed. All the time E the dead marshal's body was hung K up against the window and the robP ber was firing from behind it. The I* fusillade lasted for 30 minutes. Fin * t-i (ally the posse saw tne rouuei ?ux5! ger and Busby's body fell from the window. A rush was made for the [ door. The robber was found dead, with a bullet through his heart. . The wounded robber refuses to t give his name. His leg is shattered and will have to be amputated. u I FLETCHER FORD SHOT. Now Lying at Hospital With Bullet Through Lung. Chester, May 6.?Fletcher Ford is lying at the hospital here shot through his lung and with slim chances of recovery, and Emmet Rodman is in jail charged with the shooting. The affair took place at Richburg last night about dark, and the occurrence is one of the most der\f OT1 V lr f Tl TTf Vl T V* hoc? nn. piui aui^ cllij i\iuu VT aiv/u aao vv I curred in this county in years. The I wounded man is a prominent young farmer of Richburg, while Emmet | Rodman is likewise a well-known ; young man of Rodman and the son of S. A. Rodman, several times a candidate for the legislature from this county. The story of the affray seems to be that the young men got into'a quarr? 4- "Di 1 n nf ni orVif C? n TY"1 O id a i uituuui 3 xaot 1115111, wc>i ov/mv trivial matter. It is alleged that Rodman, who is a cripple, was the aggressor. It *s said that Rodman cursed Ford c.nd when the latter remonstrated with him he drew a pistol and attempted to hit Ford over the head. The latter threw up his arm and warded off the blow. It is alleged that Rodman then fired. The bullet entered below the left arm pit, passed through one lung ana lodged in the back. The wounded man was brought to the hospital here this morning and the bullet removed. Reports from his bedside state that chanees for his recovery are extremely doubtful. Rodman was brought to the city by a constable and lodged in jail, pending the result of the fight his alleged victim is making for life. Counsel has been retained to defend him and he is not talking. Fletcher Ford is a splendid young man, just coming into manhood. He has been farming and has made a god record | for himself. People to-day from the | Richburg section spoke highly of him ] and expressed the hope that he would yet recover. Jerome Harley Acquitted. Orangeburg, May 6.?Jerome Harley was tried to-day for the murder of George F. Philips, near North, about two months ago, and as nc proof could be made out that Harley fired the gun that killed Philips, a verdict of not guilty was ordered. Victor Philips, a son of the deceased, is also held for the killing. He will be tidied later. Victor Philips testified that he killed his father by ac cident. Young Farley and Hariej had had a quarrel and Harley had folowed Philips back to Philips's home. When Harley entered the door young Philips saw Harley had a pistol and he picked up the gun that was in the corner of the room. Philips said the gun went off through some means unknown to him and the load struck his father, causing his death a day later. The elder Philips was Aanding at another door of the room. Engages Equipment. Charlotte, N. C., May 5.?The Piedmont & Northern Traction company, which is building the interurban line through the Carolinas, to-day awarded the contract for practically the entire electrical equipment of the line between Charlotte and Greenwood, S. C., to a Pittsburg concern, for the sum of $300,000. The con tract emoraces eignt eiecinc iocu motives of the motor type, transformers, wire, etc., but does not include freight or passenger cars. Bolters Must Come Back. Nashville, Tenn., May 5.?At a caucus of what is known as the regulai Democrats of the senate and house held to-night a resolution was adopted to the effect that the regulan would not treat with the fusior Democrats so long as 34 of them remained out of the State. It was further resolved to keep both houses in session so long as necessary to prevent the calling of an extra session, A legal opinion was read that the legislature was still in legal session and could so remain for years, even with only two members in each house, provided adjournment was taken from day to day. Efforts at compromise are still in progress. Watkins Refused New Trial. Charlotte, N. C., May 6.?In Buncombe superior court to-day at Asheville, Presiding Judge Webb denied the petition of the defense for a new trial in the case against Formei Deputy Sheriff F. C. Watkins, convicted of the killing at Black Mountain two years ago of John Hill Bunt^ rviQ-n rnnrocnntin o* n lug) CL liavcaug Luau u Chattanooga, Tenn., concern, upor the allegation that a juror had gone into the box prejudiced against the defendant. The court stated that had a report of the charge against the juror been made earlier in the tria] cognizance of the matter woulc have been taken, but that it was too late now. Watkins was sentenced to twc years in the State penitentiary, and notice of an appeal to the supreme court was given. INJURED BY TRAIN. ; Conductor M. A. Strauss Has His Leg Cut Off. 1 Conductor M. A. Strauss, in charge of freight train No. 331 bound for Augusta on the A. C. L. met with an accident Friday morning in which he suffered the loss of his left leg and had the right foot severely mashed. The accident occurred at Creston just as the train was pulling into the station. The injured man was hurried to this city for medical attention, and the A. C. L. physicians, Drs. Lowman and Shecut attended him on his arrival here. Strauss was conscious when he reached the city, but -1 at that time it could not be stated 1 as to the extent of the injuries. A phone message was received 1 from Mrs. Strauss this morning re questing that no operation be performed until she could see her husband. She will arrive this afternoon. At that time, the physicians state they expect to perform an operation which will probably result in a double amputation. Although the patient is bearing up well under the shock, the physicians at this time 1 are unable to say what the outcome 1 will be. 1 According to the report concern^ ing the accident, Strauss was riding on the engine and was getting off 1 the engine at the station. He lost ' his footing in some way and fell. 1 His legs fell across the track and the wheels completely severed the left leg just below the knee and severely mangled the right foot. Conductor Strauss together with his family resided in this city for some years. His home was in Sum| ter and only a week or two ago, he moved his family to that city.?Orangeburg Evening News. Flames Destroy Negro Hospital. Yesterday afternoon about 2:30 o'clock, just as dinner was served, Taylor Lane hospital, the institution located on the Camden road just outside of the city, for negroes, was com. pletely destroyed by fire. The only . thing saved were a few pieces of furniture, a little bed clothing and a , piano. The loss is estimated at about r $5,000, with only $1,200 insurance. L It is supposed to have caught from a defective flue. Last month the roof caught on fire, but was extinguished [ by quick work before any consider .! able damage was done. The flames were discovered after r the sparks had caught under the roof [ and there was little chance of saving . the building. ! Patients Removed. L Ten patients were at the hospital L at the time the fire started and one was in a serious condition, and they were hastily removed by the nurses, assisted by R. S. Hipp and W. D. Grimesly, rural policemen. Those convalescing were taken to- their homes; those who were waiting to be operated on were removed to a farm owned by Dr. Matilda Evans, superintendent of the hospital; those who"'were in a more serious condition [ were quartered at 1007 Lady street, where the hospital was situated some ? 10 years ago. Ebbie Brooks, who k for some time had been the efficient matron and housekeeper, was extremely ill and it was thought yes[ terday by Dr. Evans that the excitement of 'the fire might materially affect her. Taylor Lane has been under the direction of Dr. Matilda Evans for many years. At one time it was only a few rooms, but 10 years ago was . moved to the old Miller residence, a . *Tirr?_ctnrv 1 S-rnom dwelling in WaV erly. That was the building burned . yesterday. It was owned by Mrs. 3 Mary A. Chambers and she carried [ $1,500 insurance on the main build. ing and $500 on the small house in . the yard, which was used as a nurses' [ home. Her loss is probably covered . by insurance. This was one of Columbia's old homes, having been . erected in 1839 and later remodeled I in 1859.?Columbia State, Saturday, i May 6. Should Attract Immigrants. L Monroe, La., May 5.?Predicting that the resources of the Sputh will divert immigration toward this section, G. Grosvenor Dawe, director general of the Southern Commercial congress, delivered an address tol night to the delegates of the Louisi r ana Farm Lands congress on tne sud ject of "Immigration." "If we uphold the standard of our civilization," he said, "the South is bound to lead the nation again within l a generation. The Canadian governi ment expends vast sums annually to i secure selected immigrants. The ' South can and should do the same. I The nation should welcome all "who i will help build a greater nation I upon the governmental ideas, and i the South will become by the million i those immigrants who meet these re> quirements and who will help us keep I racial purity paramount." 5 The congress comes to an end tomorrow. f GRIMSLEY HELD FOR MURDER. Inquest Over Remains of Mrs. Bessinger and Walter Sandifer. _? 9 Columbia, May 7.?The coroner's jury fastened the blame upon Ernest Grimsley for the killing yesterday of Walter Sandifer and Mrs. Cora Bessinger, at the inquest held this afternoon. The solicitor of this circuit was present and it is stated that an indictment will be handed out at the term of court, commencing tomorrow. The story of the double killing, as told at the inquest, was not differ ent in important details from the story already printed. It appears from the testimony at the inquest that Grimsley was not drunk. It was stated by two witnesses that he had taken a drink or so, but no testimony as to his being drunk was established. Frank M. High, a Confederate veteran, was the principal witness. In substance he stated that he stepped into theBessinger restaurant and was talking to the man behind the counter, who was the young man Sandifer, when Grimsley came in and commenced firing. This time Sandifer was shot, and as Mr. Bessinger stepped into the room, from the other room, she, too, was shot by Grimsley. It was brought out that Grimsley had bought cartridges a short while before the killine. The only possible motive for the crime, as brought out, was the ar-? gument earlier yesterday over the bowl of soup. Grimsley wanted to get two rolls of bread with his bowl of soup and, upon being refused, he was angry. Ernest Grimsley is a young man, probably about 22 or 23 years of age. He was until very recently employed as a chaingang guard. Walter Sandifer was also a young man. Mrs. : Bessinger was the wife of the proprietor of the Acme restaurant, where the killing occurred. Feeling against Grimsley is high in all parts of the city. A large crowd attended the coroner's inquest, held this afternoon. The verdict of the jury was that Mrs. Bessinger and Sandifer came to their death by gun shot wounds at the hands of Ernest Grimsley. It is stated that Grimsley's defence may be insanity. Flat Rock Hotel Burned. Hendersonville, N. C., May 7.?A $20,000 fire this morning totally destroyed C. E. Roper's summer hotel at Flat Rock, two miles from here. The building, which was situated on a high hill, near the Flat Rock depot, was less than a year old, and the spectacular blaze attracted hundreds of spectators. The building and contents were insured for $11,000. The origin of the fire is unknown. Mr. Roper spent last night in Hen dersonville and the only occupants of the building were his two sons, who awoke to find the forty-room structure ablaze in many parts. Mr. Roper probably would have sold his hotel Tuesday to an Atlanta man. The hotel was erected at a cost of $20,000 and had not yet opened for the summer. Two Children Barn. Batesburg, May 7.?Information was received here to-day of a fire yesterday on the farm of Henry Derrick, adjoining the- Cedar Grove church, near Leesville, in which his two little children were burned to death and his residence destroyed.* The fire was discovered by neighbors, it seems, during the early afternoon, when the parents of the children had driven to one of the adjoining fields. The children, one of them 2 and the other 4 years of age, were heard screaming inside the house, and efforts were made to res cue them, but the flames had gained so much headway it was impossible to j?et inside the building. . Their bodies were found in the debris and taken to Columbia last night. The loss, in the destruction of the dwelling, amounts to about $2,000. To Regulate Saloons. Tallahassee, Fla., May 5.?Following the defeat of a constitutional amendment for State-wide prohibition at a recent election the State senate to-day passed a drastic bill regulating the saloons of the State by a vote of 17 to 5. Among its prohibitive provisions are sale of liquor to habitual drunk- ; ards, saloons to close at 8 o'clock and not open until 7 the following morning, to abolish all screens, the use of all music or games and that no more than one-fourth of a pint of any intoxicant shall be sold to a customer, this to be in sealed pack- , ages. The object is to prevent barroom drinking. 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