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Thursday, July 6, 1911. SHORT LOCALS. Brief Items of Interest Throughout the Town and County. The chain gang is now at work , on the Holman's bridge road, above Denmark. Miss Lallah Byrd will entertain ? this (Thursday) evening in honor of her friend, Miss Cherry Harvey, who is visiting her. There is one vacant scholarship from this county in Clemson college. ? The examination is to be held at the court house the 14th instant. 1 The Bamberg Herald asks the following question: "If you owned Bamberg, what would you do to improve it?" That's easy?move back* into Barnwell county.?Barnwell Sentin|v! el There were six applications before the board of county commissioners last Monday for the position of cotton weigher at Bamberg; four for Olar; two for Ehrhardt, and only one for Denmark. Chief S. A. Hand received a letter a few days ago from the physician in charge of the Winyah Sanitarium at Asheville, N. C., stating that his I- / son, Willie, who has been there sick for some time, is steadily improving. The Herald man needs money and needs it bad, and we would appreciate it very much if all who are indebted to us would settle right away. We are very busy, and haven't time to be continually sending out statements. A baseball team from Charleston played two games with the Bamberg aggregation Monday and Tuesday afternoons. The Charleston boys won te both games, the score of Monday's ? game being four to five, and Tuesday's game five to three. Dirt has been broken for an office building for the Barnwell Sentinel. The building will be situated on Main street just below the office of Bates & Simms facing Calhoun park. It will be a two-story structure and will be a modern newspaper building in * every way.?Barnwell Sentinel. ? There was no meeting of the Bamberg business league last week, although that was the date for the annual election of officers. The election of officers will be postponed ung; til the regular meeting in this month. The members should take more inin tha Ippptip The officers can not do it all. The "glorious fourth" was not celebrated much in Bamberg by the gl-r % white people. The stores kept open and business went on as usual. The banks, postoffice, and freight depot were closed- There was4a very large crowd of negroes in town all day. SeVeral picnics were held at various places throughout the county. We have received an announcement of t.he marriaee of our friend. Robert M. Hitt, editor of the Aiken Sentinel, I who was married to Miss Weinona Strom, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Strom, at Plum Branch last Thursday, the 29th. We extend congratulations, and wish for the young couple a long and happy life together. We are advised by the insurance department of the Knights of Pythias that on the 26th instant a check for $2,000 was sent for the payment of j?./ the policy on the life of the late J. J. Simmons, who was a member of Bamberg lodge and carried insurance to that amount in the insurance department, the policy being in favor of Mrs. Carrie E. Simmons, his wife. There were numbers of nearoes in *&; < ' the city Tuesday, being here to atV 4 tend the demonstration meeting and to hear the addresses of several white - gentlemen, these taking place in the court house. Considerable liquor was afloat among them, and we un* derstand that some fighting was done out at the negro Baptist church, where dinner was served. However, no damage was done. Rev. W. C. Kirkland who has been suffering from neuralgia in his eyes, and on the advice of an eye specialist in Columbia has refrained from the use of his eyes, will on Sunday morning return to his pulpit in Grace Methodist church, and he extends a cordial invitation to the public to worship there. Mr. Kirkland has just returned from a visit to his fath er in Bamberg and is greatly improved.?Union Progress. At court in Hampton Tuesday of last week Judge Devore signed an order, on motion of Solicitor Gunter, transferring to the Bamberg jail two witnesses in the Tuten murder trial, Mary Harris, the white girl, and Richard Williams, a negro man. The order provides that they shall be moved here with all convenient speed and that the sheriff keep any and all persons from communicating with said witnesses except an attorney for the State or by order of the Solicitor. This order was signed because the case has been transferred to this county for trial. The examination for entrance and a scholarship in Clemson college will be held at the court house in this city the 14th instant. There should be several applicants. ' A few tracts of land were sold at public auction by Sheriff Hunter last Monday under tax executions, and they were bid in by parties in interest for the amount of taxes and costs. The directors of the cotton mills had a meeting in this city last Wednesday. It is not likely that the mill will start up again before fall. There wili be no jury cases at the July term of court for this county, but Judge J. W. Devore will be here Thursday for the purpose of hearing equity matters. He will be here only one day. There are no prisoners in jail, and therefore it was an caav matter tn nostnonp court. Meeting Farmers' Union. The next meeting of the Bamberg County Farmers' Union will be held at Bamberg on Saturday, July 15th, at eleven o'clock. J. E. MCMILLAN, Secretary. Another New Press. It looks like The Herald office will j never be equipped 1p the satisfaction of its owner. Last week we installed a new jod press, . uisuuruiug uuc which had been in service for several years. True the press we discarded was good, but on account of the high speed at which we run our presses, we thought it best to install a new one. No matter how hard up we are, it seems that we can always make some arrangement to install new machinery, and we trust our patrons will show their appreciation of our efforts to give them good service by j an increased patronage. We need all j the business we can get, and we are prepared to take care of it. To be Tried in Bamberg. The case of Leroy B. Tuten, of Brunson, Hampton county, for the killing of James R. Langford, has been transferred to Bamberg county, a change of venue having been agreed upon by the attorneys in the case. The trial will take place here at the November term of court, as mo jury trials will be heard at the July term. This is a sensational case, and the details are no doubt remembered by i"" KflodflM Uamntnn nonnla m not vui i vau^i o* ii?ui^vvu ^wpiv rnuov be pleased with Bamberg justice, as this is the second murder case transferred to Bamberg from that county. Piano Contest. Following is the standing of the contestants in the contest for the piano now being given away by The Bamberg Herald and Hoover's drug store. No names of contestants are published, each contestant having a number. Get in the game early and make the contest interesting: 1 .. .. 36,995 75 .. .. 30,615 2 ? ~ 36,525 79 .. .. 43,090 9 .. .. 6,625 89 .. 2,225 \\ " " 66'l40 90 " 48,350 II :::: 3:02? 112 2,335 41 .. .. 2r,780 119 2,005 42 .. .. 2,035 140 .. .. 43,670 43 .. .. 2,715 141 .. .. 2,040 49 .. .. 2,030 146 .. .. 42,285 50 4 2,050 147 .. .. 42,000 59 9,240 197 .. .. 45,075 66 .. .. 2,785 198 .. .. 36,945 ]\Tew Advertisements. Hoover's Drug Store?Sparkling, Seductive, Superb Soda. J. J. Cleckley?For Sale. County Commissioners Meet. The board of county commissioners held a regular quarterly meeting here Monday, Supervisor Kearse and Commissioners G. B. Kinard and G. W. Folk being present. The matter of pauper applications was discussed, there being some additional applications, but the appropriation for this purpose is exhausted and no new ones could be added. The support of paupers is getting to be a great burden on the county, and it is likely that the board will a. the end of this year do away with all now on the list and require that hereafter applications must be made in person to the board, which would be a good idea. Cotton weighers were elected as follows: Bamberg?G. Lewis Kinard. Denmark?Asa Baxter. Olar?Joe J. Brabham. Ehrhardt?W. D. Sease. Reunion Company G. The annual reunion of'Co. G, 1st S. C. V., will be held at Bethesda OTik T? uiiuruii uu me ^im uaj ui j my (Thursday.) Everybody is cordially invited to attend, with well filled baskets. Especially do we expect all Confederate veterans to be there. We will have with us as speaker of the day, Hon. C. W. Garris, of Denmark G. W. Polk, John Pearson, and others compose the committee on music. H. J. Zeigler, P. K. Hughes and Robert Morris, committee on table and grounds. J. B. HUNTER, W. T. BEARD, J. C. COPELAND, Executive Committee. i 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. Monthly conference each fourth Sunday. Observance of Lord's Supper the first Sunday in each quart r. NEWS AND NOTICES. Special feature of the Sundayschool exercises Sunday morning was a recitation by Miss Lurline Herndon. Pastor Frier's theme, as previously announced Sunday morning, was, "The Great Peace Movement." He represented Christ as the '/Prince of Ppflrp." as its true author, his true disciples as its real promoters? "peacemakers." He showed that the present modern movement was but the learning influence of the teachings and spirit of Christ, working through- evangelical religion, an open Bible for the masses and world-wide missions. His theme at night was, "Civil and -Religious Liberty and the Baptists." He showed that civil and religious liberty as we now enjoy it in this country is a modern thing in human history. Rhode Island as a colony was the first government in human history to guarantee this by law to its citizens. The United States was the first general government to guarantee it to its citizens. This wasn't done until 1789 in the first amendment to the national constitution. It didn't unanimously prevail in the laws of all the States until 1833. He also noted that the first man to advocate freedom of conscience in public print was Leonard Busher, an English Baptist, in 1614. Baptists were the first Christian people to put this in their articles of faith. This was done in England in 1677. Baptises in America were prime movers in the struggle for religious liberty, or freedom of conscience in religion, and separation of church and State. Mr. Beaucroft, tbeN American historian, says that its triumphs in this country "was from the first the trophy of the Baptists." It is further significant that Dr. S. F. Smith', a Baptist minister, was the author of "America," our national hymn. Very good congregations attended both services. The church very solemnly celebrated the Lord's supper at the close of the service Sunday morning. The Sunbeams had quite a successful meeting last Friday afternoon in spite of the rain. One of the most interesting features of the service was a solo by little Miss Katherine Free. All the children enjoyed the * J r T + ? nf I minting party ana rencsuuicuio at the pastorium after the exercises. CROP OF COTTON LARGER. Will Exceed Even Record Yield of _ 1904. Washington, July 3.?Official estimates of the cotton crop report of 1911 indicates that it will he the largest in the history of the country, approximating, according to the present figures, 14,425,000 bales of 500 pounds, each, exceeding by almost 1,000,000 bales the record crop of 1904. -r-.- XT A Av.;ar UI". J.\. A. iUUliaj', ailing wuici vi the crop reporting hoard of the department of agriculture, to-day made the following statement subsequent to the issuance of the cotton crop report: "The report shows the condition of the crop to be higher than on any corresponding date in the last 10 years. A month ago the general condition was -8.5 per cent, above the 10-year average. To-day it is 10-13 per cent, above the 10-year average. "The acreage of cotton this year is about 35,000,000. Allowing for the average amount of abandonment? about 1,000,000 acres?the indications are that approximately 34,000,000 acres of cotton will be harvested. The cotton indicates a probable yield of 202.8 pounds per acre, which on 34,000,000 acres would mean 6,895,000,000 pounds, or about 14,425,000 bales." Comparison of conditions by States follows: Ten-year State. June 25. average ViTonnia 98 82 ? "b'"'" North Carolina 89 80 South Carolina 84 80 Georgia 94 80 Florida 96 85 Alabama 93 79 Mississippi 87 79 Louisiana 89 78 Texas 85 80 Arkansas 89 91 Tennessee 87 84 Missouri 90 84 Oklahoma 87 81 California 100 *95 *1910 condition. + Dr. Charles E. Black is at home frpm Charleston, where he has been for some time. ' . .v Weather Reports by Telephone. Through an arrangement perfected between the United States weather bureau and the Southern Bell Telephone Company, more than 25,000 Southern farmers are receiving the daily weather reports by telephone which began July 1st. The daily weather reports are furnished the Telephone Company by the weather bureau, and the report is read to the farmers by telephone operators. At a given hour each day a general alarm is sounded, calling every farmer to the telephone. When they are all assembled the report is read. Any farmer who is not able to answer the signal and hear the report has the privilege of calling the operator and securing the information. Almost every farmer's telephone line connected with the Bell system has six or more subscribers, and by reading the report to each line the work can be speedily accomplished. Thig is the first comprehensive and systematic effort to furnish this information without cost to the farmers of the South. The spread of the telephone in the rural districts in the past few years has made it possible to reach such a large number of farmers through the Bell system, and the dissemination of weather news by telephone is one of the many pracx-s 1 a 4-KlAnViAnn An fViO ilea.! uses iuj me ici^uvu^ uu vuv farm. The territory of the Southern Bell Company covers the States of North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Virginia and the Southern half of West Virginia. JOHN LAW'S BUBBLE. One of the Early Wildcat Get-RichQuick Swindles. The "Mississippi scheme" was one of the famous get-rich-quick bubbles in the world's history. Thousands of people in France were swept to ruin in it, and the infant king's reign in its early years was practically discredited by it. This pioneer of get-rich-quick schemes was the work of John Law, o nntnHmis Dromoter of financial bubbles and frenzied financier of the period when Louis XV ascended the throne of France in 1715, at the age of five years, under the regency of Philip, duke of Orleans. At thirteen the little king was declared of age. Law was the son of a goldsmith of Edinburgh and early turned his attention to the question of public finances, always leaning toward the spectacular. Presently he came to be known as a skillful gambler and jugglef of finances. He was finally forced to quit England for the killing of an antagonist in a duel, going to the continent, where he lived by his wits as a professional gambler until in 1716, when he landed in Paris. He soon ingratiated himself with the regent, the duke of Orleans, who authorized him to establish a sort of government bank and appointed him to the management of it. ' Soon afterward. Law created the Mississippi company, a monumental scheme for the payment of the^en tire national debt and the enrichment of every person in France who chose to subscribe for it. The promoter obtained for his gilded enterprise a water tight monopoly of the entire trade of France from the Cape of Good Hope eastward to all the other parts of Africa, to Persia, India, China, Japan, and even to the strait of Magellan. The French people took to Law's frenzied scheme with a rush. They put into it every penny they could beg, borrow or steal. But one day the bubble was pricked and every investor in it went to sudden and complete ruin. Thousands of families that had been rated as wealthy, found themselves paupers in an hour. Law fled with all France howling - * * . ' ' *?i_i ? i -1_ maieaicuons at nis mcKiess ueeis. He became a wandering vagrant and died a few years later in Venice. ACCEPTS CALL TO LEESVILLE. Rev. Frank M. Hauser, of Denmark, Takes New Charge. Leesville, June 29.?The Baptist church of Leesville, which has been vacant since last February, is to have a regular pastor. Rev. Frank M. Hauser, of Denmark, has accepted a call to this church, in connection with one at Monetta. He will at once assume charge of these churches, and will move here with his family about septemoer i. ONE KILLED; ONE HURT. Negro Fireman Loses Life, and Engineer is Injured. Macon, Ga., July 3.?A. A. Adams, a negro fireman, was instantly killed, and Robert M. Woodruff, an engineer of 30 years' service, was hurt in the wreck which demolished a switch engine and two cars in the Central of Georgia railway yards here to-night. The engine and cars were being raced down grade to take a rise when they flew the track at a sharp curve. The fireman was buried beneath the debris. \ y -v'1' i - ? - PLEAD UNWRITTEN LAW. Negro Woman and Her Son Have Unusual Story to Tell. Spartanburg, July 1.?Pleading the unwritten law, Hanna Drummond, a negro woman, and her 12year-old son, Henry, drove to Spartanburg from their home,mear Whitney, this afternoon, went to Sheriff W. J. White's office and voluntarily confessed to him that they had killed the woman's husband, George Drummond, as he lay asleep on the night of June 5, last. With his mother's assistance, the boy fired a shotgun into Druramond's neck. They had planned his death some days before, they said, because Drummond had been intimate with his 10-year-old stepdaughter. After they had repeated the confession in the presence of five witnesses, mother and son were placed in jail on a charge of murder. Hanna's baby, only a few months old, is with her in the cell. The coroner's jury found that Drummond came to his death at the hands of parties unknown. There were a number of suspicious circumstances. After the killing the woman ran to neighbors and said Drummond had died. She did not tell about the three men until after the neighbors had come to the house and examined the body. Then, too, a shotgun found in the house, which she admitted belonged to Drummond, gave evidence of having recently been fired. Solicitor J. C. Otts and Sheriff White visited the scene of the killing last week and spent a whole day examining all the possible witnesses. A warrant was prepared, charging the -woman with the crime, but Solicitor Otts said there was not enough evidence to convict and decided not to arrest Hanna until something developed. Even now the officers are inclined to doubt the woman's Statement concerning the cause assigned for the crime. Seaboard States Terms. Sumter, July 1.?Sumter at last has a definite proposition from the Seaboard Air Line railway. For years the matter of coming to Sumter has been under advisement and correspondence of a more or less desultory nature has been carried on to that end. When the chamber of commerce was organized about two months ago there was appointed a railroad extension committee with R. I. Manning as chairman. this commiuee succeeueu in bringing to Sumter yesterday Messrs. Bonsai and Moncure of the construction department of the Seaboard. Mr. Manning went over the ground with them and showed them the advantages of coming to Sumter, both physically and in a business way. After studying the situation closely the railroad men made a proposition that Sumter furnish rights of way from two miles this side of Bishopville to Sumter and site for a terminus in Sumter, approximately 150 by 1,000 feet, and Seaboard trains would enter this city by January 1, 1912. Darlington has recently secured j the Seaboard on terms very similar to what is offered Sumter. If the people of Sumter want the Seaboard very badly they will get it. NINTH IN TWO MONTHS. Special Constables Destroy Liquor Still in Spartanburg County. Spartanburg, July 3.?State constables destroyed a sixty-gallon capacity illicit still near Chesnee at an early hour this morning. Chesnee is the new town on the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railroad, and this still is the ninth that the special State constables, appointed by Gov. Blease, have captured within the past two months. TO STAY INDEFINITELY. Portion of Manoeuvre Division Will Remain at Fort Sam JBtouston. San Antonio, Texas, July 3.?A fresh order in, connection with the dissolution of the manoeuvre camp at Fort Sam Houston, this city, where more than 10,000 men were mobilized soon after the beginning of insurrecto operations in Mexico, was received to-day. It provides for the return of the Ninth cavalry and the Fnnrth Field artillery to Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., as soon as bids from the railroads for their transportation have been awarded. Transportation lines were asked to-day to submit offers. Orders were also issued to-day to the Eleventh, Fifteenth and Eighteenth regiments to gather their impedimenta preparatory to returning to their home stations. The order fixes no date for the movement of those troops. One brigade of infantry, the Eleventh cavalry, the Third Field artillery, one company of engineers, with a pontoon train; Company L of the signal corps and a wireless telegraph outfit; one each of ambulance and hospital corps, the commissary and quartermaster's department and supply depot will remain indefinitely, according to present arrangements. ? PEANUTS INSTEAD OP COTTON. ' * Hundreds of Thousands of Acres Planted in Boll Weevil District. Certain sections of the South have found it practically impossible, owing to the ravages of the boll weevil, to raise cotton for the past few years. A Mississippi man wrtiug to the Manufacturer's Record, says that his county will have produced this year just coming i, a close possibly 3,500 bales of cotton compared with 25,889 bales three years ago. "Last year, " writes the correspondent, "I took it upon myself to in- M vestigate the raising of peanuts as a substitute for cotton. My associates . vf and myself began a public advocacy *' 1 of the peanut, and we succeeded ift . having about 2,500 acres of them .< planted in this section last year, The results were so good that I was called upon to go to many points in the boll weevil stricken districts to tell them about the peanut. "The result of these visits is that" it is variously estimated that there will be anywhere from 100,000'to 150,000 acres planted in the white Spanish peanut in this State alone, the coming season. And Louisiana, t: 'j. which last year had something like 30,000 acres under the crop, will in-* crease her acreage the coming season to fully 100;000 acres. "That the peanut is a money crop is now no longer a doubt, and it will < always be a fixture on the farms in this State and Louisiana. It is found that the hay made from the peanut _ > vines is more nutritious than tim- * othy, and also that the hay wilf more ^ than pay all expenses incurred in , % making the crop. "It has been proved through my own experiments that the oil from the " peanut is of a very mpch higher L grade than cotton oil, and hence it is * g not at all a question of finding a merket for the oil, but to get a suf- . ficient supply of the raw material from which to make the oil. The market is .ready and waiting." 4 ""* &x Annual Reunion and Picnic. a Jennys, S. C., June .12, 1911. Camp Rivers Bridge, No. 839, - :3 C. V., will hold their annual reunion ... and picnic at the memorial ground*, on Wednesday, July 12th. All old ; soldiers are cordially invited to be with up, and the ladies and friends are especially invited to join us in the picnic. Gen. P. H. Creech will i deliver the address. J. W. JENNY, J. F. BRELAND, Commander, y Adjutant. IN MEMORIAM. The Woman's Home Mission So^\ * cciety of Bamberg is called upon to -l note the death of its beloved cor- ^ responding^ secrtary, Mrs. A. W.. $ Knignt. wnen tne evening snaaows . fall at the end of a beautiful sunset, we know it is but the beginning of 1 a gorgeous sunrise ?in another land, and so, amid the surrounding shadows that come with the close of a beautiful life, we must realize it means for the departed a beginning of life in the land of Eternal Day. ^' 3 Therefore be it resolved: 1. That in the death of Mrs. * Knight our society has lost a true and * loyal worker, her influence and activity will be a loss to the society, r| and that the grief of separation will be keenly felt by all. 2. That the society express its & heartfelt sympathy and love for each ?3 member of her sorrowing family, and \ ' e*. ?eavor to make each feel that this giA?. is shared by others who loved ; A her. ' " wv.i .a.Im /?# +Vi noa roanln. O. X licit, Whiles* ui tuco? -'53JQ tions be sent to the family, to the a press, and put on the minutes of the 1 society as in a measure showing the fa love and esteem in which Mre. 4 Knight is held. 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