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Established 1891 BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, MARCH 7,1912. One Dollar and a Half a Year. COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS; I SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. News Items Gathered All Around the > County ana Elsewhere. Ehrhardt Etchings. Ehrhardt, March 4.?There was a "tackey party" pulled off at Mr. J. B. Ramsey's residence on Friday night of last week. The costumes * were varied as to color, style and size. Some even looked better in their tackey dress than they do in their parade suits on big occasions. * Laugh after laugh was indulged in until could laugh no more. The farmers had another hold-up in the shape of rain. The situation about planting early is getting serious. Capt. T. J. Blanchard, our conductor on the A. C. L. Railway branch 1 from Greenpond to Ehrhardt, died very suddenly, after completing his day's run, on last Wednesday night. Complained of cold previous to day named" and stayed at home, but revived and took charge of his work. He was about 56 years old, and had grown up in railroad work. At his v burial one could tell that he was a favorite with everybody. Never has been seen such floral offering in this section as was placed on his grave. The A. C. L. has lost a man that will be hard to replace, in fact nothing to approach his position on the road. Wealthy or poor was looked after and * favored alike while under his care. We will miss the captain in business and pleasure/ He was loved by all. Nothing that we can say with pen and ink could give anything like the public's opinion of the man. The A. C. Li. Kanway win gei another conductor, but . not a Capt. Blanchard. We all unite in the bereavement of his family. And still the booze comes, notx withstanding the scarcity of money and so-claimed hard times. Can't pay cash for a barrel of flour but can send $6 or $7 for booze and run the risk of getting food for their wife and children. Tough on the family. JEE. Denmark Doings. Denmark, March 5.?Misses Mabel Ray and Sudie Halford were among the visitors here last week. Miss Frances Claibourne, of St. Louis, is the guest of Dr. and Mrs. H. J. Faust. Mrs. W. D. Mavfield and daughter ^ Miss Frances, of Texas, are the guests of Mrs. S. G. Mavfield, of this city. The young folks had quite a pleasant time at a "surprise party" last Friday evening at the residence of Mr. J. E. Steadman. Miss Wessie Lee Dial, of Laurens, is spending some time with Miss Hattie Lee Guess, of this place. Miss Lvnn Goolsby left Tuesday for Ninety -Six, where she has accepted a position in the school there. > Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Chitty are spending some time with relatives in Olar. Mrs. J. P. Carter, of Fairfax, is spending a few days with her sister here, Mrs. G. W. Goolsbv. Miss Hattie Lee Guess entertained a few of her friends at cards on Friday evening, in honor of Miss Dial. On account of a serious wreck near Columbia on the Seaboard Road, the South-bound trains were very much delayed on Tuesday, having to use the Southern road from Columbia to Denmark, via Blackville. Quite a number of young people from here attended "Baby Mine" at the theatre in Columbia last week. Walks Ten Thousand Miles. f Charleston, March 4.?W. H. Chapman, a veteran Wyoming ranchman, 63 years old, reached here today, having finished his walk of 10,175 miles, begun at Denver on April 15, 1911, the circuitous route accounting for the great distance. \ Chapman undertook the trip to prove that an elderly man could outstrip -f. trrtn+bc in a test of the sort. Eiaht young men started with him, hut none of them finished. Chapman is in excellent physical condition. He was escorted by a timekeeper and j \ others in an automobile, which was j \ mired near Charleston. He is being ~\ paid at the rate of one dollar a mile j net. The stockman's association at Denver backed the endurance test, j Chapman will go West by rail after \ resting here. His diet during the! long tramp consisted of milk and raw eggs principally. If you have more meal than you need, see us about exchanging it for kainit. HUTTO & COPELAND, at J. D. Copeland's store. HIS GEESE PICK SOTTOX. Tennesee Man Says Each Will Average 75 Pounds a Day. Humboldt, Tenn., Feb. 21.?Dr R. 0. Williams, of Humboldt, whc is also a farmer, claims to have a flock of geese which he has trained to pick cotton. There are ten geese in the flock and Dr. Williams claims each goose will pick on an average of 75 pounds of cotton a day, and that often his flock will gather sufficient seed cotton in one day tc make two large bales. The doctor says he first taughl his geese to do the picking act by placing grains of corn in the open bolls of cotton in such a way that in order to get the grain the goose would have to pick out the cotton. "I Consecrate Myself to Thee." There is pasted in the back of my lamented wife's Bible, a picture oi Christ, and in her own handwriting beneath this picture are these words: "I consecrate myself to Thee." Knowing her better than any living person, knowing her to be stricken down in the prime of life, stricken down in the morning of her usefulness; yet I must truly say that she carried out this vow to the letter. Before me are the histories of the human race down to the present day, from the pens of the world's best historians, picturing the past in panoramic views; relating the achievements, the suffering, the joys, successes, and failures of mankind; giving in detail the dogmas of all times; penitents bending at the feet of Baal, of Buddah, of Zoroaster; Stoics the the acme of sincerity; Pagans true to the teachings of their fathers; Jewry dedicated to the God of Abraham; and Christians devoted to the Prince of Peace; yet in all the world's history no devotee to any dogma or doctrine was more devoted or sincere than the one who has entered into The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns. Seeing such a pure and noble life pass away in the high-noon of life; knowing her zeal, her sincerity, her culture; her devotion to the dogma of her choice, we, the desolate one, ask from whence comes the reward. Surely it is not in this vale of tears, for here oar guardian angel is but the inevitable monster discovered by Cain?Death!?Death a relentless foe with no pity for its victims! A Pagan philosopher viewing this monster, trying to look beyond the grave, gave vent to this axiom: To be, or not to be: that is the question. Another philosopher with a mind as bright as a gem of Istakar seeing naught beyond the grave exclaimed: He who hath bent him o'er the dead Ere the first day of life hath sped; The first dark day of nothingness, The last of languor and distress. On the other hand the greatest infidel of the ages?Ingersoll?viewing this monster, Death, exclaimed: Even in the night of death, hope sees a star and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. One thing is sure: Devotion to dogma or doctrine does not shield us from this cruel, unrelenting monster, and if it has a reward that reward is beyond the grave, in the land of shadows. 1 A. W. BRABHAM. Olar, March 4, 1912. Starts Campaign f?r Underwood. Columbia, Feb. 29.?Jay Durham, a well known Washington newspaper writer, is here to start a campaign for Underwood. He will spend some time, perhaps several weeks, in this State, going first to Charleston from Columbia in an attempt to land some or all of the South Carolina delegates for the Alabamian, whose definite announcement as a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination was made a week ago by Senator Bankhead. Mr. D. W. Crosland, of Ellenton, was in town on Monday and Tuesday, his first visit to Barnwell since 1S70. Then the scars of Sherman's visit were in evidence every where. The court house was a ruin, and only a few small stores were doing business. He was pleasantly surprised to find the place so greatly improved. But greater progress has been made in his town, for Ellenton was then a nameless corn field. We were sincerely glad to meet again so good a friend.?Barnwell People. The less material that some people have to work with the longer it takes them to make up their minds. IN THE PALMETTO STATE I SOME OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. ) S State News Boiled Down fsr Quick L 1 I Reading?Paragraphs About a , Men and Happenings. i > t i The legislative committee will be- [ [ gin its investigations into the late ^ . State dispensary to-day (Thursday.) , > Miss Jennie Jones, of Easley, * aged IS, was accidentally shot in the 15 t leg a few days ago by a five-year-old s r boy with a shotgun. I The city of Columbia has raised ^ | over forty thousand dollars for the location of the Lutheran girls' col- . lege in that city and will be one of r the strong competitors. ^ ATrs T E Ehnv. who shot and kill- Y > ed Ella Graham, colored, in Charles- s , ton about a month ago, was tried in e the sessions court in Charleston on g Tuesday and acquitted. She did not ^ P testify. j l The Harmon presidential head- ^ i quarters in Washington gave out a statement on Tuesday that Governor a ! Blease says, "We expect to send an r uninstructed delegation to Baltimore, 1 but it will be for Harmon." * \ Negro Shoots Constable. t c Newberry, March 3.?As the re- t suit of an effort to execute a warrant i; shortly before midnight on Saturday night, State Dispensary Constable f Thomas P. Adams was shot by a ne- q , gro, and Constable Adams shot the v , negro. Both are seriously wounded, t iU i i Vi r\ i i V /\ mAiin/ln uui iu id nut cuuugut mat tuc wuuuuo | g . of either are dangerous. I Constable Adams and Magistrate t , Sample drove about a mile beyond i the northern limits of the city to the p home of William Rook, who lives t . near the old Aull steam mill, for the c purpose of arresting Joe Rook, a son-in-law of Willis, under a war- j rant charging violation of the dispen- i sary law. Constable Adams knocked , at the door, and it was opened by g Willis, who told Constable Adams, in e , response to an inquiry, that Joe was j in the house asleep. ' Constable q Adams it is stated, told Willis he had ?. a warrant for Joe and wanted to see j him, whereupon Willis informed the t constable that he could not come in. The constable told him that he would t have to come in and arrest Joe, and ^ it is said that Willis then fired. The j ball passed through the constable's E right arm and entered the breast p above the heart. The negro, it seems, ^ had his pistol out when he was talk- t ing to the constable. Adams then t drew his pistol and fired upon the negro, the ball entering the negro's t right hip. Magistrate Sample, who c was in the buggy at the time of the shooting, not knowing that trouble t was brewing, brought Constable Adams to town. Constable Cannon ? G. Blease and a party went back to ? the scene and arrested Willis Rook and lodged him in jail at about midnight. The negro wanted for violation of the dispensary law had es- , caped. Constable Adams and the negro ^ are resting easily to-day, and unless . complications should set (in, it is | thought that both will recover in a ^ short time. ^ m c NO BIDS RECEIVED. 0 Old State Dispensary Building Still Property of State. ______ d Columbia, March 4.?The old 5 State dispensary biulding, on West v Gervais street, had been advertised 3 for sale to-day, but there were no t bidders. The upset price is $100,- a 000, as fixed by the sinking fund n commission. The building is situated n on a four-acre lot and is considered d valuable property. C Couldn't Eat the Rabbit. A rabbit stepped on a piece of iron, which was used as a walkway c I across a small branch about half a r mile west of town and near the G., n C. & X. Railroad last Friday "morn- b ing and as the irron was frozen one a of the rabbit's feet stuck to it as v ' 1 ^ ^ ~ "o * Vi n frtnt r> f "Rvor R;ill- n , i v iv/ac ao uiu iwv w* A? bit" that Uncle Remus tells about, b stick to the "Tar Baby." The chain- r gang was at work nearby and guards s and prisoners all saw the rabbit s jumping and pulling against the v ! frozen iron which held its foot. One r (! of the guards went and caught the i I rabbit, and pulled the foot away from i the iron walkav, leaving the skin t from the bottom of the little animal's r foot sticking to the iron. The rab- s bit was killed, but none of those who a i saw the smooth iron holding on to c ; its foot would eat a bite of that rab- q bit.?Monroe Enquirer. I GAVE AWAY HIS FORTUNE. Juke Parson Founder and Support of the "Holy Jumpers." Chicago, Feb. 29.?Duke M. Fa on, founder and main support of tl -loliness Association, better knov is the "Holy Jumpers," stripp< limself to-day of the last of his fo une by giving to that sect $200,0< n banking. Every dollar of it h; jone the same way. He says 1 vill not try to make more mone >ut for the remainder of his life 1 vill be "an humble pilgrim in tl ight of the Lord, preaching the go lei in the highways and by-ways.' "Why shouldn't I give up ever hing?" he asks. "There are so mai teathens in Chicago, in this count n the world that it is selfish for ai nan, especially for a man who vork has brought him wealth, lang on to his possessions for b elfish enjoyment. All that I hav ven to the family jewels, has be< ;iven to the religious society wi phich I am working and I am ha tier in. the gift than I ever could 1 vith the money." The lease for Mr. Farson's offlc t No. 236 South La Salle street w un out in May. It will not be r tewed. Mr. Farson says that tl lusiness was practically closed o pith the opening of the year ai hat only a few details remain to 1 lisposed of. When he surrende he office keys he will have paupe zed himself. He was an active churchman b ore he became a Holiness apostl ^he reason he started the new se pas that the old ones were too slo1 o suit his notions of the way to sa1 ouls. At one of the earliest of tl loliness revival meetings, aboi welve years ago, while Andt Dc irow, the reformed prizefighter, w: reaching, Evangelist Norberry, si ing in the body of the church, call* ?ut: "Any man who is struck by tl Joly Spirit will jump his ov leight." Instantly several men in the co ;regaticn leaped into the air. Se iral in the pews toward the fro anded at the foot of the pulp 'hat incident -gave the sect the nan 'Holy Jumpers." At all their me? ngs thereafter jumping was a di inctive feature. In 1901 Farson bought for the he Fountain Spring House at Wa :esha, Wis., a hotel of 500 room umpers, white and black, rich ai ?oor, old and young, soon filled tl ilace. Waukesha had been a reso or the exclusive rich. They fail* o get rid of the newcomers and fl< hemselves. The Jumpers were once allow* he use of the First Methodi hurch here. Farson stationed bar *rs in the doorways and in the ve ibules to call in people from tl treet with such cries as: "Right tb vay to the kingdom of heaven - t a n 'Come in ana meet me n,ora. They also obtained ""he use on c asions of churches not only in CI ago but in other cities, once as f; iistant as Boston. Their jumping iutdoor meetings always provok< he hilarity of the crowds, and n nfrequently hoodlums showen hem with decayed eggs and veget des, without abating at all the ze if the sect or their physical meth< if displaying it. "Rut" McGhee to Oppose Watson' Commissioner Watson is a canc late for election and it is stated th It. J. Rutledge McGhee, of Gree ille, will be in the race against hii Ir. McGhee was formerly in tl lewspaper business in Greenwo< nd Greenville and is well known aany sections of the State. The a louncement of his probable canc [acy came from a close friend of hi ?Columbia correspondence News ai Courier. Highway Robbery Near Leesville Leesville, March 5.?News hi ome to Leesville of a bold highw< obbery, committed last Wednesd; light, near the steel bridge, betwe< iere and Prosperity. It seems th colored man named Sim Ricar t*ho lives on Mr. J. F. Kinard s piac Lear St. Mark's church, had sold Dad of cotton at Prosperity, and w< eturning, and just as he crossed tl teel bridge on the Saluda coun ide, about 9 o'clock at night, 1 fas held up by two white men, ai elieved of all his money, amour ng to $175. The negro knows not ng more of the parties than th hey were white, and so far there 10 clew as to their identity. It upposed that the parties knew Ri .rd had sold cotton and had mom in his person. He owed nearly < luite all the money to a firm here ,eesville. RECEIVES ANOTHER SLAP. er SENATE IGNORED BY BLEASE IN MAKING APPOINTMENTS. r le With Few Exceptions, Men Different m from Those Who were Con3(* firmed by Senate, r )0 Columbia, March 5.?Gov. Blease as to-day sent to the office of the Secretie tary of State appointments of two y, new members of the board of parle dons, two members of the board of be regents of the State hospital for the s- insane, a State dispensary gauger and ' quite a number of supervisors of y- registration in certain counties of the iy State. ry In making the appointments for iy the board of pardons and the regents se of the hospital for the insane, the to governor put new men in office, and is in making the appointments of regise, tration supervisors the governor ig>n nored the action of the senate on th that last stormy day of the late sesp sion of the general assembly, in be recommending persons to the office of registration supervisors in certain es counties. It now remains with the ill courts to say whether the appointe ments are valid, be Board of Pardon Changes, lit The governor to-day appointed Mr. id James A. Summersett, of Columbia, be a member of the board of pardons rs to succeed Mr. W. A. Clark, of Cor. lumbia, whose term has expired. Mr. E. Frank Warren, of Hampe ton, has been appointed on the board e. to succeed Mr. C. W. Savage, of Walct terboro, whose term has expired. The other member of the board- is Mr. R. Mays Cleveland, of Greenville counle ty. ut Domini ck to Asylum Boara. >1- Mr. Fred H. Dominick, an attorney as of Newberry, has been appointed a it- member of the board of regents of jd the State hospital for the insane, to onnoaec\ \Tr W W Rav. whose term tie has expired. -Mr. Iredell Jones, Sr., t-n was reappointed to succeed himself as regent, his term having expired, n- Blease Differs. v_ The action of the senate was held nt to be a confirmation of the appointit. ments previous to- their being made ae by the governor, and leaving the ex;t ecutive to appoint those recommendis ed or none at all. This opinion was expressed by several senators. The m governor did not agree with them, u_ for he has appointed men to these [Si offices whom the senate did not 1(j recommend. It now'remains for the fie courts to decide whether these ap,rt pointments shall be valid, being made 3d by the governor contrary to the rec3d ommendations of the senate. . Clifford Way in Custody. st Aiken, March 4.?Clifford Way, k" the negro who was trailed by bloodts~ hounds brought here from the State hp penitentiary Saturday night in an eflls fort of the Aiken county authorities y y to capture the man who last Friday night attacked a young white woman <c~ in the employ of C. Oliver Iselin, of New York, was taken into custody ar to-day after Mr. Iselin had held a in conference at the city hall with the a(* sheriff and chief of police. Although ot the dogs followed the tracks directly from Mr. Iselin's place to the home a~ of the negro Saturday night, he was a* released a few minutes afterwards for the reason that his shoes did not correspond with the footprints left > in the rye patch across which the negro, who attacked the young woman made his escape. The negro protests his innocence and claims he was at n" home with his family when the attack is supposed to have taken place. le -fr 3d Committee Meeting. in n_ The executive committee of the Rivers' Bridge Memorial Association is will meet at the memorial grounds ld on Saturday, March the 9th, at 3 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of arranging for memorial services. A full attendance is earnestly requestas ed. DR. N. F. KIRKLAND, xy J. W. JENNY, President, ly Secretary, m Jenny, S. C., Feb. 24, 19h2. at Odd Isn't It? a, e, That one can carry a mortgage a and yet not be able to lift it. as That when a man is drunk he le feels prompted to declare that he's ty "a genTman." ie That we talk of "dropping into id poetry" when what we really do is to it- rise into it. h- That women talk of house gowns at when what a house really wears is a is coat of paint. is That the faster a man lives the less c- likely he is to keep up with his run2v ning expenses. or That a man may be calm and colin lected at his wedding, and yet may lose control of himself. MARCH TERM OF COURT. Criminal Cases Being Tried?Presentment of Grand Jury. The March term of the court of general sessions convened here Monday morning, with Judge Robert E. Copes, of Orangeburg, presiding. Solicitor Gunter and Stenographer Brown were in their places. The grand jury for this year was organized with Mr. H. C. Crum as foreman. That body went immediately to work, and returned true bills in the following cases: John Chappell?Car breaking and laceny. John Smart?assault and battery with intent to kill and carrying concealed weapons. John Reed?murder. ' Tillie Kearse?housebreaking and larceny. Manny Curry, Sweet Smith, Henry Brown, Lewis Bartley, and Henry Frederick?house breaking and larceny. Arrow Thomas?murder. ' John Evans?murder. Crogan Crawford?murder. J. E. Collins?breach of trust with fraudulent intent. 0. J. C. Lain?murder. Jeff Edwards?assault and battery with intent to kill and carrying concealed weapons. "'t Henry Bell?larceny from dwell mg ana receiving siuien guuus. Tuesday the grand jury finishing passing on indictments and made the following presentment: Hon. R. E. Copes, presiding judge: We, the grand jury of Bamberg ^ ing presentment: county, beg leave to make the followAll indictments handed to us have been passed upon and returned to the court. < We have examined the jail and find it kept in a neat and sanitary condition. We would recommend that more fire wood1 be kept for use of .the prisoners, otherwise they seem to be kept in comfortable quarters. We have also examined the offices of the treasurer, clerk, sheriff, auditor, and probate judge, and find all neatly kept. We have examined the report of the supervisor, and find it all right. We would recommend that the court house water closet be kept in a more sanitary condition. We thank the court and officials for courtesies shown. Respectfully submitted, ' H. C. CRUM, Foreman. ; P/\11 atttiti cr stoeoa Viavra hoon nis posed of up to t,he time of going to press Wednesday: Thaddeus White, James White, and Dan Hartzog?assault and battery with intent to kill and carrying * concealed weapons?guilty of assault ? and battery with intent to kill. Tillie Kearse?housebreaking and larceny?plead guilty?sentenced to nine months on chain gang. John Chappell?car breaking and larceny?plead guilty?sentenced to eighteen months on chain gang. Sam McCreary?assault and battery with intent to kill?guilty-?seal- ' ed sentence. Manny Curry. Lewis Bartley, Sweet Smith, Henry Brown?housebreaking and larceny?guilty on second count. Motion for new trial made, and not yet sentenced. Sam Ray?violating dispensary law?not guilty. 0. J. C. Lain?murder?not guilty. This case grew out of the killing of a negro named Robert Rice by \Tjienstrate Lain of Olar. who had gone with his constable to arrest the negro. The testimony was that the negro was in his house and when called on to come out refused to do so and said that he would not be taken alive. When Mr. Lain opened the door the negro presented his gun and attempted to shoot and he was shot and killed by the magistrate. The _ trial only consumed a short time, and the verdict was rendered without the jury leaving their seats, as it was clearly shown that the magistrate acted in the discharge of his duty. - Wednesday morning the case of Crogman Crawford, for murder, was tried. The jury found him not guilty. Crawford is the negro who killed J. W. Main, a white man, near Olar some months ago. The court is now engaged in the trial of some negroes who broke into and robbed the store of W. H. Faust at Denmark some months ago. On a recent examination paper in civics was this question: "If the president v-ire nresident and a'l the mem- ' bers of the cabinet should die, who would officiate?" Robert, a boy of 12, thought for some time, trying in vain to recall who came next in succession. At last a happy inspiration came to him and he answered, "the undertaker."