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Wat !amfa>r$ Established 1891 ' BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, JULY 6,1911. One Dollar a Yesr||| COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS 80ME*IXTERESTXXG HAPPENINGS IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. News Items Gathered All Around the County and Elsewhere. Ehrhardt Etchings. * Ehrhardt, July 3.?Our team went to Hampton last week and played a game with them, resulting 9 to 2 in favor of the Ehrhardt team. The three Sunday-schools of town: juemoaist, cayusi, ana ijuiaerau, also some of their friends,! will go to Ivanhoe on the 4th to enjoy the day picnicing. M. A. F. Henderson, cashier of the Ehrhardt Banking Co., has a vacation of two weeks, and will spend ' same in Tennessee. His going away ' must have brought us rain, or at least the rain came the day he left. Mr. Riley, of Bamberg, will hold his job down for him until he returns. The Hacker Mfg. Co. have started their saw mill, and will soon have same running in full. Some of the new machinery will give some trouble until adjusted. f The weather is so warm that one 'can't do anything but eat ice cream . and take on cold drinks.' Some parties are getting quite particular as to the number of roses used in their bouquets these days. Four is their favorite number. Color not questioned. Our drayman, George Rivers, colored, was killed by lightning last Monday afternoon. JEE. KILLED HIS BEST FRIEND. &K, ' w ' * Dispute Between Railway Men in Aiken Ends Fatally. > Aiken, July 3.?One of the most deplorable killings which ever occurred in this county happened in the sub-station of the Aiken-Augusta Railway Company, just this side of Graniteville, about 9 o'clock on Sat urday night. Lawrence Wise, made crazy by whiskey, according to testimony, walked into the sub-station and literally shot John Duncan to j pieces. There were no eye-witnesses to the killing, but the cause of the fuss was ? ever the report which was to be sent in to the manager of the sub-station. Both Wise and Duncan were employed in this station, one being the night man, while the other was the day man. They were the best of friends, and after the killing Wise remarked that he had killed the best friend he had.. Prom the inquest it seems that Duncan was substituting for Wise, who had gotten ofT to go to Aiken, and that he should have reported for work at 6:30 in the afternoon. He did not show up until about 9 o'clock, and parties heard the men fussing over the report which was 1 to go in. Duncan was trying to get Wise to go home, and finally invited : u ~ ? a iL... it.. ~v, ~ mm iu&iuc, auu Liieie tut? . suuunug took place. Wise shot at Duncan six > ' ' times and hit him six times. . Three bullets passed entirely through the dead man's body, one through his hip, ranging upward; one passed through his hat Duncan tried to escape and he was found leaning half-way out of a win\ dow with his head in the sand. Rural Policeman Holley was on the car which passed the sub-station about the time of the killing and he placed Wise under arrest and brought him to Aiken and lodged him in jail. An inquest was held on Sunday morning, and the usual verdict was rendered that Duncan came to his death at the hands of Wise. The affair is greatly regretted here, as both men are well thought of, and both haye families. Duncan has six children and Wise has three. Officer Killed Negro. Charleston, July 2.?Police Officer McDonald snot and killed John Hammond, a negro, to-night as the latter was violently resisting arrest on the corner of Reid and Mary streets. The officer shot only after the negro had * Officer Kellar on the ground, feeling that it was necessary for the preservation of the life of himself and Kellar to use his weapon. It appears the negro cut Officer McDonald last September and made his escape. Learning this afternoon that the negro was in the city with a number of excursionists, McDonald, accompanied by Kellar, hunted the negro, and as Kellar laid hands on him the negro who was of powerful build, put up a vigorous resistance. He was getting the better of the two policemen when McDonald used his pistol with fatal effect. McDonald is in custody of the police department tor night, awaiting the action of the coroner's inquest. Si r> - a ' r FRISCO SHAKEN. J Two Shocks Recall Great Disaster of 1906. s * San Francisco, July 1.?Two earthquake shocks, the heaviest since the g big shake of 1906, and separated by only a few seconds, jarred the central portion of California and western Nevada to-day. The first sharp shock, experienced at 2:01 o'clock, was fol- c lowed within a few seconds by one of ^ similar intensity, each lasting about five seconds. N Only trivial damage has been reported from any section, but in San Francisco and other cities in the affected area a panic seized upon crowds in stores and restaurants and there was a pell mell exodus from the large buildings. One peculiar feature of the earthquake was that it did not appear to follow the old "fault" in the earth's crust which has been the playground of tremblers in the past, but extended from the seacoast eastward to the Sierras, including hitherto exempt mountain areas. Heavy Shock at Reno. It was felt to the northward of Sacramento in Sacramento valley, southward as far as Fresno, and to the east to Reno and Carson, Nev., the latter place experiencing the heaviest shock in its history. Some slight damage was done to buildings in San Francisco. Heavy stones in the cornice of the Mechanics bank building were moved slightly out of alignment; superficial cracks were made in several large office buildings, cornices of the new 2 postoflBce building were disarranged 1 and minor damage was done to the interior walls of a number of other buildings. j Within a few seconds after the first shock many down-town buildings were depopulated in a rush to the streets. Telephone and tele- . graph service was suspended by the . operators deserting their posts. Herbert Hadley, a lodging house inmate, fell dead of fright, and some cases of hysteria, of cuts or bruises suifered in the semi-panic were treated at the hospitals. * r Santa KOsa, wmcn sunerea me ^ greater disaster in proportion to its ' size than did San Francisco in the / a catastrophe of 1906, scarcely felt today's shock. ^ San Jose, also a -heavy sufferer in 1906, reported t?e shock to-day was the severest experienced since that time, but it did no serious damage. ^ Stockton and Fresno 'people were frightened by the jarring,* but there, ^ as in Sacramento, where the State ^ offices were deserted in a trice as a | result of the trembler, the damage to ^ buildings was trifling. In Reno; Nev., the shock was scarcely felt, but in Carson it was severe. The federal" court was in ses a ^ T I sion in x;ne ixevaaa capuoi <tuu juuge, ^ jury and attorneys rushed to the ! street. , j At the Santa Clara college observatory both reels were thrown off the } seismographs. They were immediately replaced, but the record of the disturbance will be incomplete. f The mean time clock at the observatory of the University of California was stopped for the first time since the earthquake five years ago. | The deep booming reverberation fi ' which usually marks disturbances of f a widespread character accompanied t the first tremor. In San Francisco ^ the groaning and creaking of the ! steel structures played a larger part t ! in frightening people than did the r [ tremors. [ " I Governor Calls for Economy. ^ Nashville, Tenn., July 3.?In a * special message to the Tennessee leg- f islature this afternoon Gov. Hooper told the two houses that unless the ^ appropriations in the general hill passed Saturday were cut down he j &ould veto the bill and other pend- ^ ing appropriations. The extravagant t appropriations, he declared, were t without precedent in the State and he charged that there was a disposition on the part of some of the legislators to heap them up for political j effect According to the governor's ^ estimates the appropriations for the next two years exceed by nearly a million and a quarter dollars wrhat the revenues will be. One of the severely condemned provisions of the general appropriation bill is the $500 j expense money for each legislator c | and a total of $65,500. A storm is S being raised over the State about t this. " I It was announced by comptroller's " office to-day that Saturday, July 1, d being a half holiday in New York, I the State would be safe in meeting t the interest on the State debt there \ to-day, though the interest was due c on July 1. \ V*. zfMicfe: . - . . V 'v IN THE PALMETTO STATE JOME OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. itate News Boiled Down for Quick Reading?Paragraphs About Men and Happenings. A company has been organized in Sumter to build a hotel in that city JOStmg $iUU,UVU. sumier iias ivu& )een in great need of additional hotel 'acilities. Congressman A. F. Lever will be narried this (Wednesday)' evening n Lexington to Miss Lucie Scurry Butler, a daughter of Maj. John Wilson Butler. The water is so low in Broad river ;hat some of the cotton mills which >btain power from the electric plants ocated on this stream have been ,'orced to close down. Many of the >ther streams in the Piedmont are rery low, and in Spartanburg the supply of water for the city is getting scarce. The sprinkling of lawns and gardens has been stopped by the city luthorities. An election is soon to be held on he question of forming Jasper :ounty from portions of Beaufort and lampton, with Ridgeland as the county seat. The Hampton people ire opposed to the movement, and he discussion in the newspapers, has >ecome interesting. Our friend, Mr. V. W. Brabham, of Olar,.this county; s taking part in the discussion. It s likely that Hampton will vote igainst the scheme, and very proper- 1 y so. $500,000 IN TRUNK. fortune of Granfield Killed in Auto Mishap. Denver, Colo., June 27.?Two 'J ravel worn trunks left in a hotel here ! >y Horace Granfield, of Mount Verlon, N. Y., have been opened by the mblic administrator and found to :ontain $500,000, on which the State 1 vill collect an inheritance tax. Granfield was killed in an auto- 1 nobile accident near here May 7. He ?as taking a pleasure trip in the nountains near Denver with a local < ittorney. Their machine plunged off t high embankment and both were lead when picked up. Granfield was known to be vealthy, but not supposed to carrf i fortune with him. His widow'and laughter came here for the body, tnd later began looking up his exensive mining interests in this State. 1 tfrs. Granfield did not know of the ' ortune contained, in the trunks un- ; il her arrival. An attorney told the public adninistrator that he should take licli gC U1 Llie caiaic, auu au viuvao i ?ho went to the hotel where Gran- 1 leld was registered found the trunks ' md opened them, He was surprised by the discovery 1 >f a $50,000 government bond, a >10,000 bill and much other curency, gilt-edge railroad bonds, jew- , dry, etc., valued in. all at fully $500,>00. She's a Bird. From just a plain Bird, through uccession of cognomens of the i eathered tribe, Mrs. Elizabeth Marin, of Paris,~ Ky., wha has been dsiting Warren county, has featherfd her nest well, and holds probably 1 he most singular distinction of sur- 1 tames of any one on record. < She began as Elizabeth Bird in i larrison," Ky., and first ventured 1 rom the home nest when she marled Bob Martin. When Mr. Martin i lied she married Edward Crow, a i armer. When the time came to ] :hange nests she allied herself with ] Villiam Robin, and lived happy un- ? il the matrimonial season of Mrs. lobin again rolled along. Then ] )avid Buzzard, a widower, more attractive personally and socially than lis name would indicate, appeared ,nd Mrs. Robin became Mrs. Buzzard. Into the Buzzard roost Mrs. Buz- . ard carried one little Martin, two ] ittle Crows and^me little Robin. ' )ne little Buzzard was already there ( o welcome the other birds.?Exhange. ^ Had Passed Century Mark. . 1 Greenville, July 3.?Probably the < ldest white woman in the State of 1 >outh Carolina died in this county : o-day. The deceased, Mrs. Sarah i ^oftis, was 105 years old. < Aunt 1 'Sally," as she was familiarly known, lied at the home of her son, Jas. 1 ^oftis, in Bates township. She was 1 orn and reared in * the section in ; ?hich she died. She was the mother j rf.six children, three of whom sur- 1 dve. < V . ,<//: .. r-. 'i " v - ^ *-.= : MR. LEVER GETS FIRST. Congressman Starts Marriage Lioens< Business in Lexington. Lexington, July 1.?The first per son to secure a marriage license un der the act of the last legislature, ir Lexington county, was Congressmai A. F. Lever, who is to wed Miss Lucile Scurry sutler, on next Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock? The happy young congressman?for hi has been wearing a smile as broad as it is long for the past few days?ap peared early at the office of Judge oi Probate Drafts, but the veteran of ficer had gone to his farm, and it was not until 11 o'clock that the firs license was issued. In the meantime there were others who wanted to se cure licenses, among them a negrc couple. In the first announcement of the coming' marriage of Mr. Lever anc Miss Butler, which appeared in thif correspondence yesterday it was stat ed that the marriage would be sol emnized at the home of the bride'i father. This has since been changec and the marriage will take place ii St. Stephen's Lutheran church, anc while no formal invitations have beer issued, everybody invited. SON FATALLY SHOOTS FATHER McCrae Kirkland Victim of Familj Quarrel in Kershaw County. Camden, July 3.?McCrae Kirkland, white, of the West Wateree sec tion of this county, was killed by hii son, Willie Kirkland, early this morn ing. From what can be gathered ii seems that there* was some family trouble and Willie Kirkland was pro tecting his mother. It seems thai McCrae Kirkland attacked his wife last night and forced ner to ieav< the house and stay outdoors all night She sought refuge at the house of ? neighbor, it is stated, and early thh morning, just after daybreak, Kirk land drove over to the neighbor's anc called them all out, grabbed his wife and threw her into the buggy, drev a big knife and defied anybody t< hinder him in his actions. Aboui this time, it is said, Willie Kirklanc came up and asked his father to re lease his mother; when his father re fused and threatened him, he seni for his pistol and again demandec that his father release her, but agaii his father refused; then Willie shoi him one time in the head, killing him instantly. * It seems that the first time he pulled the trigger the pistol snapped: cocking it again, he took carefu aim and fired the fatal shot. McCrac Kirkland bore a bad reputation anc was considered a dangerous man while his son is a very quiet younj man and: is well thought of in this section of the county. It does noi appear that McCrae Kipkland was intoxicated, but was almost insane froir anger. * "DRY" FOR FIRST -TIME. Two West Virginia Counties Begii Prohibition Year. Martinsburg, w. va., Juiy z.?*01 the first time in the history of Berke ly and Jefferson counties, coverini a period of1 more than 200 years both counties are to-day dry and wil remain so for at least vone year. JTefferson county was swung intc the dry column by the refusal of the county court to grant license to anj one. At present there is not a "wet' spot in West Virginia east of Grafton. The saloons closed last night anc it is estimated that several thousanc gallons of whiskey, brandy, etc., were purchased and stored by providenl patrons of the local bars for future contingencies. The local option fight will be renewed next spring. Convicted After Seventy Hours. Columbus, Ohio, July 3.?Pending motion for a new trial, Rodney J. Diegle, sergeant-at-arms of the State senate, convicted by a jfiry to-day ol having abetted the alleged bribery ol Qonatnr T P Andrpws. was ad mitted to bail in the sum of $10,000 this afternoon. The verdict in the Diegle case, after the jury had been out since 4:30 3'clock Friday aftenoon, came just before noon to-day somewhat in the nature of a surprise as it was generally believed that the jurors were hopelessly deadlocked. . The penalty for conviction undei the indictment is * imprisonment in the penitentiary from one to five pears or a fine of $500 or both. Die?le's only comment on the verdict was, "Well, I am glad the strain is 3ver." WANT REVISION OF TARIFF > 1 INSURGENT SENATORS WILL ASK FOR MORE. . Bristow Says He Will Fight to Rei duce Duties on All Trust Con1 trolled Products. 3 _ Washington, July 3.?That the insurgent Republican senators will not be satisfied with the passage of only the wool .reivsion and froe list bills, " after the disposition of the Canadian ^ reciprocity bill, but will demand oth" er tariff legislation, was indicated to3 day in a statement by Senator Brist Fato a# Vonooa Mr Rriutnw hflfl hfld 5 a number of conferences with the " other Insurgents of the party regara> ing their programme. He said he would never consent 3 to the adjournment of congress until 1 duties are reduced on trust cod3 trolled products, naming cottons, - woolens, steel, sugar, lead, leather, - rubber manufactures, etc. Amend* 3 ments making such reductions, he 1 would attach to the reciprocity bill, i Failing in that, he served notice that 1 "some of us will insist that a bill or i bills be passed reducing the duties on these articles before the adjournment of the present session." "Bills making these reductions," he added, "will pass if the Democrats 7 will vote for them. The amendments we propose would not endanger the reciprocity, while to refuse to amend it probably would result in passing the reciprocity measure and then the 5 failure of the tariff bills thaf~follow. "The reciprocity bill, which. I do not consider effective as a revision Of the tariff, will pass probably by Au' gust X." t Drpwned in Saluda River. * i ? Greenville, July 3.?Belated news . reached Greenville to-day. of the l death of a white man, Jesse Perce, i who was drowned in Saluda river on - June 29, near the intersecting points L of Greenville, Anderson, Abbeville ? and Laurens county lines. Magisr trate L. S. Chasten, of Dunklin town) ship, Greenville county, conducted t the inquest. The verdict of the jury 1 was that the man took cramps while - in bathing and was drowned. The deceased was 25 years of age t and leaves a wife and two children. I He removed from Greenville to a i farm in Dunklin township last Febt ruary. r Fight in Churchyard. Williamsburg, Ky., July 2.?Rej newing a feud of several years' 4 standing, three Galamores and four Swains b?gan firing at each' other this morning, in. a church yard at I Paint Creek, nine miles from here, | Albert and Martin Galamore are fat tally shot and Wm. Swain- is dangerously injured. l The members of each family engaged in the pitch battle tia<d attended the services. On coming from the church they began firing, the members of the two families lining up i with their kin. The wounded men fell soon after the shooting began. The Swain brothers telephoned they were coming to surrender. Mother Gives Child Away. r < 9 ' Hampton, July 3.?Curiosity and excitement ran high on the excursion train at Yemassee last night justbe} fore it left for Augusta. The train' men from the excursion train run\ ning from Savannah to Charleston boarded the Augusta train in search of a woman who had purposely left her little baby on the Charleston train. The woman was found and proclaimed her innocence, but after J being confronted with witnesses con| fessed. A man from Augusta, hear ing or tne anair, asaea inai sue give him the child, as he was married and had no children. The child, he said, would fare well. He gave his name as W. H. Emanuel, employed in a cotton mill. The woman, after giving away r the child, gave her name as Mamie Maine from Fechtig, this county. She > claimed she could not suport it. The etnlil moe Q CM rl n O m AH r IUC uauc, OUC aaiu, nao a, ' Thelma, 10 months old. Her hus. band had forsaken her some time i ago, she declared. PAPER CHANGES HANDS. J. O. Eargle to Publish Batesburg Advocate. Leesville, July 3.?With the last i issue, the Batesburg Advocate, for several years published at Batesburg, changed hands. Heretofore it has l been edited and published by N. Rog! ers Bayly. Henceforth it is to be edited and controlled by J. 0. Eargle, : who is also editor and proprietor of i the Leesville Nefo. Mr. Bayly left Friday for California. V ' * * ""T- ' ' ' u. : v; : SOUTHERN EXHIBIT -PLANNER Commercial Congress to Exploit Resources of This Section. ' TtT 1 j. T 1 1 ml wasmugum, juiy j..?me em Commercial Congress annottiices ^l^S that it is preparing to open in Wash-" ington, on October 1, a permanent exhibit of Southern products, m&nu* S factures and resources. A Qoor-.)l'}JM space of 5,500 square feet, in ?k??||j great room, will be used in the new gg Southern building. It will be access* ible from 15th street, and also the corridors of the building and be made one of the points of interest ^ to be seen by all visitors to WashingThe mural decorations will be nsai^fdn to emphasize the points of resonreeir^M;; in which the South leads the naticp^^ ?^coast line, navigable streams, war?p^?[ ter powers, rain fall, wet lands, soils,-'%M growing hours, forests, minerals* The sixteen columns of the room will'each be used to emphasise^^ -$ the important features of one of sixteen States embraced in the of the Southern Commercial Cott-,-3^ -V The exhibit will be so arranged to impress every casual visitor with^ the main features of the Soutli'^, v coming greatness, while detailed^h^^ formation will be ready for thbfo&p* who wish to study any subject mcwj? deeply. Southern manufacturers ante^'i:? organizations working for commiHlI?g&Kj ty development, have unanlmoi??|g?B hailed the idea as bringing the Soui|||||; ^ ern Commercial Congress nearer the realization of its slogan "For ^ Greater Nation through a Greateefjfe^ V GIANT HUSBAND HERTIUZB.^?fe Petite Winner in Church Pair Oo??$ H j test Not Compelled to Wed. Philadelphia, June 27.?If Kithar^'|j|| ine N. Flanagan, petite and 24 makoej ";yf? up her mind that she wants to wu^0,rx$& Thomas Skelly, who is 6 feet tall ^ weighs more than 200 pounds, all has to do is to say the word. 8&^; || held the lucky ticket in a drawhMf. :??m decided at the fair of the church of : the Immaculate Conception, German^: :f| town, in which the prize was a hua-'^ |||| Skelly was the prize, and his S tity which has been a mystery week, during which time the fair has |||| been in progress, was disclosed sirg mtilt&nennslv with . the ment that he belonged to Miw.Fh#cs- :4agan if she wanted him. Father M. J. Higgins, pastor of t church, declared his entire wilUh^v|g| ness to marry the pair whenever jtaslEasked him to, but concluded a dipkK:^J :M matic address, with the ohserva>ti^S Js that the man who had been ^ in this unusual fashion and the girt||||H who had won him, could take a yeiaK^ ^ in which to become better acquaintedM ; and reach their ultimate uecision. -^V$g8 SRelly is 40 years of age, and^folpaSB a commercial traveler. ^ CONVERTED BALL PLAYER. Rev. Billy Sunday a Successful Evan- J. Erie, Pa., June 27.?As a restfitLw^ j a series of evangelistic meetings be- ^ ing conducted here by the Rev.^Vj' ' 'Billy" Sunday, a former baseball 'fr' player, over 1,000 persons have been v '.I converted, 200 of the conversions, oo^lj* curring during a service which stai^M' ed Saturday night and ended o'clock yesterday morning. three hours following the meeting : over 300 men who attended the ing, remained in the church praying^ , for the success of the campaigttj:^^ against sin. Following the pxay^:^| service they marched into the 7 ^ derloin district where they sang gospel sOngs in the streets for-' twoiy^jiSj Sunday's text for the meeting was.- ^ "Booze," and 7,000 men crowded in- : ^ to th'e church to hear him. Picnic Party Struck. New York, July 2.?Five persona >||^ were killed and two' injured in a., - < grade crossing accident near Ozono: i|f^| park, in the suburbs late to-day. The; victims were in a horse-drawn ve- gs|g| hide which was struck by a Loni^^SB Island railroad train. The crossing where the accident occurred is at the bottom of a slight declivity and flanked by obstructions which prevent a clear view in either direction. In the wagon was a party-.of five residents of the Bast Side, whO;^^^ were out picknicking, and a driverr Of the four women and two men in -^l^ the vehicle only one?a woman?is-v%|^ alive to-night and she probably will die. The other injured person is Richard Creed, conductor of the eleo- ^ trie train which struck the vehicle.