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Thursday, May 11,1911. SHORT LOCALS. Brief Items of Interest Throughout the Town and County. The contest folks are waking up, and as a result a number of renewals have been received this week. The Southern Baptist Convention meets in Jacksonville, Fla., next week. Several from Bamberg will no doubt attend. The Herald acknowledges the receipt of a contribution of $5.00 to the Confederate monument fund from Mr. J. W. Stewart. Isaiah Brabham, a negro, was tried before Mayor Smoak Monday for being drunk and disorderly. He was fined $15.00, which was paid. H. G. Askins, Esq., of Lake City, will move to Bamberg next week, he t having formed a partnership for the practice of law with H. M. Graham, ?v.V" Esq. The counting of the incoming and outgoing mail with the arrival of ?very train delays the putting up of the mail, but it will only last this month. The Herald acknowledges a contribution of $1.00 for the Confederate monument fund from Mr. J. M. Felder, and 10 cents each from Annie ifc' May and Gladys Varn. Headmaster J. C. Guilds went to Harleyville last week to attend the session of the Epworth league of the Orangeburg district conference, he being district secretary. friend wants to know if Chief Hand has not entered the corn contest on the sly. He also thinks he must be trying the Williamson plan from the looks of the patch. Congressman Jas. F. Byrnes, of this district, made his initial speech in the house of representatives last week while the tariff matter was un der discussion. The press says his speech was well received. |;b; Mr. H. W. Herndon tells us that he used the very large lemon which was grown by him and which he ? showed us a short time ago, and it , was flavored just as other lemons and made nice lemonade and pies. See the ad. of Dr. J. H. E. Milhous, of Blackville, in this issue. He can sell you a reliable engine, from 2 to 50 horsepower, run by kerosene oil. This is a fine engine, catalogue of which can be had at this office. There was exhibited on the streets ;v0: Tuesday mohiing an enormous >roc fish. It weighed twenty-five pounds, and was caught on a set line. It was jjpf caught by one of the mill operatives, and was cut up and sold out by the PQund, There was a game of base bail played here Monday aftefnodh between the Carlisle Pitting School team of this city and the Orangehnr? ftollfteiate Institute. The In P( stitute boys won by a score of five to six. H. M. Graham, Esq., appeared before the State Supreme Court in Columbia last week where he argued the case of G* Frank Bamberg, appellant, against C. Harrison et al, respondents. This is a case over the ownership of a horse. Mr. J. F. Kilgus suffered a nasty fall recently while walking over some sleepers in the new house being erected by Mr. J. H. Hutto, which resulted in his being severely bruised on the face, one eye being painfully hurt. However, it is about all right again. James E. Davis, Esq., of Barnwell, was in the city Monday night. He was on his way home from Columbia where he had been to argue the matter of a pardon for Chester Kennedy before the governor. Mr. Davis says the fight was a hard one, but he is inclined to think the pardon will not be granted. He was ocainct Hip Pirantinsr of the Dardon. The news of the killing of Mrs. Bessinger and Walter Sandifer in Columbia last Saturday was the subject of much interest in Bamberg, as both were from this community. Walter Sandifer was the young man sent to the penitentiary some years ago for the burning' of the store of Dr. J. B. Black, and was recently ? pardoned. Mrs. Bessinger and her husband had been living in Columbia for several years. On the night of March 11th, Mr. H. W. McMillan, who is from this community, shot a negro at Aiken. The negro was at the home of Mr. St' McMillan when he came in at night, and upon being called on to halt, he ran. The negro died a few days ago and the jury at the coroner's inquest returned a verdict that the killing was justifiable. Mr. McMillan was released on a bond of $2000. From the actions of the negro he was there to steal and tracks showed that he had been in the yard and the door of Mr. McMillan's room was found open. Mr. McMillan formerly worked in the depot at Bamberg. y te' v' . / ? * I *, It looks like we are to get electric lights in the depot here at last. Mr. F. F. Carroll and family have moved back to town and are occupying the old G. P. Bamberg residence. While the cotton mill is shut down, articles for publication should reach lie nnt later than Tnesdav niarht. We cannot publish articles sent us Wednesday morning. A number of people from all sections of the county were in the city yesterday to attend the exercises of the laying of the corner stone of the Confederate monument. Space will not permit the mention of names, they are too many. Bounce Miller, the negro who cut Preston Williams in the head with an axe, was tried before Mayor Smoak last week on the charge of selling whiskey. He was found guilty and fined $100 or thirty days. The case was appealed to the circuit court, and Miller was released on bond, Mr. D. Dowling being his bondsman. The case against him for hitting Williams will be tried in the circuit court also. Col. John F. Folk received a letter this week notifying him that at a meeting of the board of directors of the Hacker Manfacturing Co., held May 5th, he was elected a member of the board of directors. This company now owns the large lumber plant at Ehrhardt, and has bought a lot of timber in this county, and has built a railroad to haul the timber to the plant, as well as making many other improvements. The company has invested a lot of money in this county. President Buell and Directors Jenkins, Robb, Whittaker, and Creighton, of the Hacker Manufacturing Co., spent a short while in the city yesterday afternoon, ^ey were on their way back to Charleston after a visit to their extensive plant at Ehrhardt. While the stay of these gentlemen in Bamberg was very limited, a number of our business men took occasion to meet them and show them what courtesies they could. These gentlemen have investaA lofcr/alv in Ranihpr? onilfltv. thllfi lUifeVlJ *** * J showing their faith in the development of this section, and it is with pleasure that they are welcomed by our business men. New Advertisements. Dr. J. H. E. Milhous?Important Notice. Herndon's Grocery Store?Really Good Tea. Hoover's Drug Store?Divine, Delectable Drink! Liipfert Scales Co.?Red Meat Tobacco. W. A. Klauber?$350.00 Piano free. A Minsiiri ouuw. The Orangeburg military band came over to Bamberg last Friday night and presented their minstrel show at the Fitting School auditorium. There was a large crowd present, and the U. D. Chapter, under whose auspices the entertainment was given, realized a nice sum for i4"> fund lilt? lJlUilUiiiCUl iuau. The show, taken as a whole, was good. The music of the orchestra was fine, and the performance went off with a snap and vim which showed the excellent training of the young men performers. The local hits of the end men were much enjoyed. Altogether the performance was a most creditable one, hut it is no reflection on the others to say that Mr. George A. Schiffley, Jr., was easily the star of the show. He got off his songs and jokes in a perfectly easy and natural manner, and the audience thoroughly enjoyed his fun-making. During the afternoon the band gave a free concert on Main street, which was attended by a large crowd. Coming to Bamberg. At a special meeting of the business league held Tuesday evening, Col. Jno. F. Folk presented a letter he had received from Congressman J. F. Byrnes, notifying him that Col. Sparkman, chairman of the congressional committee on rivers and harbors would visit South Carolina next month, and stating that it was the intention of Congressmen Byrnes and Lever to have Col. Sparkman visit Orangeburg and Bamberg in order to look into the Edisto river project. The letter was gladly received by the league, and a resolution was adopted HonVinor Mr Rvmps for his interest luauiviu^ A'** ? in the matter, and Col.. Folk and the president of the league were requested to write him that we would be glad to have' the party here and would take steps to show the gentlemen some attention. No doubt it will be arranged to take '-he party down the river in motor boats and give them a fish fry at some point on the Edisto. Our citizens have not lost interest in the matter of opening the Edisto to navigation, for they realize that it means a great deal to this community. Teachers Elected. The board of trustees of the Bamberg graded school have re-elected teachers for the coming year. All of district will be called soon to elect with the exception of Misses Mildred Beaty and Lola Wannamaker, both of whom declined. Miss May Zeigler, of Cope, who taught in the school a few years ago, has been elected to teach the grade formerly taught by Miss Beaty, but a successor to Miss Wannamaker has not been selected yet. An additional teacher is to be added to the faculty, but no election for the place has been held yet. The teaching force for next year, as elected so far, is: E. P. Allen, superintendent; Miss Hattie Newsom, onfiotoni nrin/iin'il Mro T A IVTiif aooioiun c pi iiiv/ijk/u/i f iu A v . A* iuu? daugh, Misses Stella Hair, Louise Martin, Mary Lay, Ollie Lee Dobson, Mabel Webber, and May Zeigler. A mass meeting of citizens of the district will be called soon ot elect one trustee and fix the tax levy for school purposes next year. To Induce Settlers. Mr. J. P. Finster, traveling immigration agent of the land and industrial department of the Southern Railway, and Mr. Jno. F. Monroe, agricultural agent of the same department of the Southern, were in the city last Thursday. While here they consulted with Mr. J. T. O'Neal, real estate agent, and other citizens, the object of their visit being to arouse our people to the importance of bringing in new settlers who would develop lands not now producing. ' It is the idea of Mr. Finster that our people should get together and form land and improvement company which would buy one o; more tracts of land and cut it up into small bodies, erecting small cottages on these small farms, and then sell this land to new settlers on the installment plan. The railroad company would do its part in bringing in the farmers if the local company would furnish the land on the right terms. This, it seems to us, would be an admirable plan, and one which would make dividends for the company as well as developing this section. These people would plant truck largely, much of which could be used by a cannery, and it is Mr. Finster's idea to have established here or at some point nearby a canning factory which would use the truck raised in this section. Mr. Finster states that the people of Williston have gone into this matter, and are enthusiastic on ithe subject of bringing in new and desirable people. The prosperity of the South depends on the small white farmer, and if we can induce good white people to come here and settle on small farms, we will do much for the upbuilding of the community. Mr. Finster stated that if our people, were interested that he and Mr. Monroe would come back and attend a public meeting of our citizens, at which he could explain the whole proposition in detail. It is to be hoped that our business league will take up this matter and see if such a company cannot be organized. President Carter was, unfortunately, out of town the day Messrs. Finster and Monroe were here. Let's get busy and see if our business men will not organize such a company. If the stock is distributed .thoroughly among our citizens, no one need take a large amount of stock. Record Keeping at the Postoffice. Beginning with May 1 and ending May 31, a most interesting experiment is being made at the Bamberg postoffice as the result of an order from the postoffice department at Washington. Every piece of mail that passes through that offic^, either out going or incoming, will be counted and an accurate record will be kept of the number of pieces going in and out, the number possible for a #lerk to handle an hour and the average number handled during the time. Cornerstone Laid. "" - ?"f +V?a Pnnfo/lor ilie COriiClSlUUC V/i. buo wwub??v. ate monument was laid herd yesterday with appropriate ceremonies, the affair being in charge of the Daughters of the Confederacy. The program as published last week was carried out with the exception of the address of Prof. D. W. Daniel. He started on the trip, but wired that he was too unwell to continue. Hon. S. G. Mayfield made a magnificent speech, which was well received. Senator J. B. Black acted as master # of ceremonies, and the officers of the F. M. Bamberg Chapter U. D. C. laid the stone. The Denmark band was present and furnished music during the day. A large crowd was present from all over the county. As we are printing our paper Wednesday night, a full account of the day must wait over until next week, as we cannot work our force all night. Mohair suits! Try one and you will wear no other in summer. Get them at Rhoad's. y * - -v - -- v. " r-'J Baptist Church News and Notices. DIRECTORY. Preaching service every Sunday morning at 11 o'clock and at night, by the pastor, Rev. O. J. Frier. 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. Monthlv conference each fourth Sunday. Observance of Lord's Supper the first Sunday in each quart r. NEWS AND NOTICES. There were 107 in Sunday-school Sunday morning, every teacher and officer present except one, and a good collection as usual. Very good congregations attended the other services of the church also. Pastor Frier's theme at the morning service was, "The Providence of God as Seen in the Life of Joseph." At the evenig service his theme was, "Memory and Religion." Bro. Rentz sang impressively, "Sometime We'll Understand," at the morning service. Pastor Frier attended the ministers' meeting at Blackville, Monday. We rejoice with Bro. Hill and family that "Dottie" seems to be steadily on the road to recovery now, from her recent illness. Country Correspondence. What beautiful, balmy weather we are having! Quite a number of schools are closing their year's work, and it leaves the little boy and girl with nothing to do but p. iy hide and seek with the many things that only a bare foot boy can find. The older girl and boy finds refuge in the more practical things of life, spicing their vacation by all the picnics they .can attend. It was the writer's pleasure to at tend a school picnic at Pine Grove last Saturday. Not such a large crowd but such large feasting as was there. Lemonade was served all day, and the dinner was equal to the appetites of the most fastidious. Mr. J. F. Carter made an address oh the ,vRural School," which was very much appreciated and appropriate. The teacher, Miss Annie Matthews, of Saluda, returned to her home Monday. "The Rural School" is quite an absorbing thought among lots of folks now. and the consolidation of schools into one large one is being agitated in lots of communities. Wherever there is unity there is strength and ' the strong rural school is the foundation of good citizenship. We are glad to be able to report little Miss Grace Hill as doing fine, after several weeks of extreme illness of appendicitis. Her nurse, Miss Annie Pundt, of Charleston, and phyisicians, Drs. Robt. Black and J. J. Cleckley,< have endeared themselves very much to "Dottie," and we hope ere long to see her up again. Miss Alma Sandifer is at home; her school closed last week at Salem. Refused to Testify. Jackson, Miss., May 8.?Because he had been out of office for three years and many of his vouchers showing how expenditures had been made were mislaid or lost, former Gov. J. K. Vardaman, who to-day appeared before J. C. Moore, examiner of public accounts, in answer to a subpoena served upon him last Friday, declined to give any testimony whatever, and the hearing was brought to an abrupt close. ThA snhnnena was issued for the purpose of securing explanations from Mr. Vardaman concerning certain funds alleged to have been misappropriated during the term of his office. The hearing was very brief. He declared that Mr. Moore had no authority in law to conduct such an investigation. Preaching vs. Practicing. Business men who declaim against mail order houses ar6 not always consistent. If a local merchant wants local people to trade with him he should not himself patronize the mail order houses of the North. Yet this is what many of them do when they want something not in their own line of business. Business men of all J AV. TV? ilind onn rl IA KlUUS, ailU. LUtJil iauumt-3, aguu w catalog houses and then complain that local trade is bad. Is it any wonder when they set a bad example to others whom they expect to do business with them? Chestnut Case Continued. The trial of Robert Chestnut for the killing of W. R. -Sabin in Orangeburg a few weeks ago, which was expected to come up this week, was postponed on account of a technicality in the drawing of the jury. After arguments by the attorneys on each side, Judge Prince granted a continuance and dismissed the whole panel of jurors and adjourned court because of the technicality. For Better Lights. For some time past there has been a movement to get ithe Southern Railway to properly light the passenger station at this point. Many months ago diagrams were made by the city electrician for the wiring of the station and a price quoted for the work, but nothing has been done. Last week the writer took up the matter with the railroad commission, with the result that we have received the following letters: Columbia, S. C., April 27, 1911. Mr. A. W. Knight, Chairman, Commission of Public Works, Bamberg, S. C. Dear Sir:?The commission directs me to acknowledge receipt of yours of the 25th instant, relative to lighting facilities furnished by Southern Railway at their passenger station in your city, and to hand you herewith copy of letter addressed to Southern Railway officials in regard to this matter. This commission has authority to require railroads to furnish adequate and reasonable accommodations and protection to the traveling public at all of their passenger stations in South Carolina. You may rest assured that the commission will give your complaint the proper attention and require the railroad to furnish reasonable lighting facilities at Bamberg, S. C. Yours very truly, T. B. LUMPKIN, Secretary. Pnlnmhia S n Anril 9.7 1911 Mr. W. N. Foreacre, Gen. Supt., Southern Railway Co., Charlotte, N. C. Dear Sir:?The commission directs me to hand you herewith copy of a letter from Mr. A. W. Knight, of Bamherg, S. C., relative to the insufficient lights furnished by your company for the convenience and protection ^ f the traveling public at your passenger station at that place. The commission will be pleased to have you inform it at once what you will do in the matter of remedying the troubles complained of by Mr. Knight. This matter was handled with your company about a year ago through your superintendent, Mr. H. L. Hungerford, last letter from Mr. Hungerford dated March 24th, 1910, which seems to be a little indefinite. An early reply will oblige. Yours very truly, T. B. LUMPKIN, Secretary. Columbia, S. C., May 3rd, 1911. Mr. A. W. Knight, Chairman. Dear Sir:? The commission directs me to inform you that under date of May 2nd, Supt. Wassum, of Southern Railway, writes as follows: "I have,your letter of April 27th, file 1531, with reference to installing electric lights in depot at Bamberg, S. C. We will immediately .investigate this matter and if satisfactory arrangements can be made with the Electric Light Company I will recommend that these lights be put in." This for your information and.the commission will be pleased to know when Mr. Wassum investigates this matter and what arrangements he makes with the electric light people of your jity. You understand this commission cannot designate what kind of lights the railroad company shall furnish at its stations, as the law only empowers the commission to require reasonable convenience and accommodations. However, we hope that your people and the railroad may make a satisfactory arrangement in regard to lighting your passenger station with electricity. Yours very truly, T. B. LUMPKIN, Secretary. No Light Ahead for Mills. Boston, May 7.?The existing curtailment of about 25 per cent, in the cotton goods industry will be increased during the next few months according to many mill officials in this city. The treasurer of a large cotton manufacturing company is discussing the textile situation said: "I am not yet able to see any light ahead for the cotton mills. At present throughout the United States 25 per cent, is a conservative estimate as to the average amount of curtailment being enforced in the cotton mills. "Many mills wnicn to ouiwara appearances have up to now been operating on full time will partially close down during the summer months. "In the case of my own mill, for instance, I have been to outward appearances operating full time but I have 20 per cent of the looms stopped. "In conjunction with many other mills I am going to shut down my mill for four weeks between now and September 1. That means an actual 25 per cent curtailment during the next four months. Many mills will curtail even more than that." i . ^ ' i ' . . - . - :-0. . ? . HAS HO SUBSTITUTE &AKIK0 I POWDER a Absolutely Pure The only baking powdaf ' j msdo from Royal Qrapo Cream of Tartar Ml IIIIU unniiPMUMkMiM MiMUfflMill UM HBSHMIt EXPRESSES PERSONAL VIEWS. Gov. Blease Comments on Trial and Conviction of Kennedy. Columbia, May 8.?Following thehearing in the Chester Kennedy case y9 Governor Blease said this afternoon: "If I had been on the jury I should never have stood for conviction of Chester Kennedy upon the testimony Is and the alleged confession of Quitman Johnson. Also, I would not believe the detectives upon oath. They will swear either way they are paid to .. swear. The detectives were employ- A ed by Gov. Ansel for the State and. ^ they swore that way. Ho ./ever, my 3 acts as governor and what I would f1 do as an individual are entirely different matters. I will inquire care- J fully into the case and give it duedeliberation and later I will announce 7. my decision." Appearing for the State in the hearing were Ex-Solicitor Davis and " Attorneys Willis & Ninestein; for the; defense, Attorneys C. C. Sims, and. Best & Harley. Blcase Names Magistrate. - Columbia, May 9.?Gov. Blease today appointed B. L. McDowell, of the M Greenwood law firm of GraydonJb . v, McDowell, as magistrate for Green- . ^ wood, to succeed J. W. Canfleld, |?P|^ whose resignation was received to- % day. Mr. Canfleld was recently ap-' pointed by Mr. Blease as auditor forGreenwood county to succeed the late < James D. Watson. Gov. Blease was asked Tuesday I about the conflict that would result ; between his appointee ahd Major * ) Kerr, who is still holding on as V ^ magistrate. He stated that he had ^ nothing to do wfth the magisterial situation at Greenwood; that he v?as: ? simply doing his duty, and appointed v a successor to Canfleld, who has re- ^ signed. ^ 3 Kerr, it is understood here, is stitt >| holding the magistrate's job, on the "1 ground that Gov. Blea^e's appointee, * |g Canfleld, was named without the con? ? sent of the Senate. It is, therefore,. |j iv.i Trill aH11 ha 6XP6CK/U LU.dL LUC il^Ub TV AAA W*** mm ? carried on between the new Blease- 'S appointee and Major Kerr. Hot weather suits?-those mohair* M for men,'at W. D. Rlioad's. iSs CONDUCTOR PAINFULLY HURT. ; vv: ; M Jumps from Train and Lands in Cinder Pile. Orangeburg, May 8.?C&pt. Jef- | : fers, conductor on the Atlantic Coast J Line railroad, suffered painful in jurie* '? yesterday, in jumping from a freight engine and landing upon a cinder 'J | pile. Capt. Jeffers's face received *? ? J hi. fioa/1 ursut f; numerous gpisue? auu uio .? badly skinned. / He was hurried to Orangeburg, where Drs. Shecut and | Lowman, railroad physicians, Tender- f? ed him medical treatment. The in- "?i jured man is getting along well and' |j his wounds are not serious. Capt. Jeffers thought the train was run. . a ning into some cars on a siding. Capt. Strauss, who was seriously J injured at Creston yesterday, is resting well to-day. The surgeons found it necessary to amputate one leg while it is hoped that the other foot, which was badly mashed, will be saved from amputation. Screen wire doors and windows of all sizes and quality at Hunter's hardware store. j SPECIAL NOTICES. Advertisements Under This Head 25c. , ^ For 25 Words or Less. I For Rent.?Nice office rooms in The Herald building. Have electric f lights and water. The most desirable / % offices in the city. Will rent singly / M or in suites. A. W. KNIGHT. ' Farm Wanted.?I desire a good farm of large acreage with good improvements, well located as to town W and railroad; must be good value for J price asked. Give full particulars in first letter. MARLBORO FARMER. ? Lock Box 121, Bennettsville, S. C.