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Established 1891 BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, MARCH 21,1912. One Dollar and a Half a Year.
COUNTRY NEWS LETTER,1 SOME INTERESTING HAPPENING IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. News Items Gathered All Around tli # County and Elsewhere. Denmark Doings. Dpnmark. March 20.?Mrs. J. \\ Wyman entertained the young folk on Thursday evening very jleasantl in honor of Miss Frances Mayfield, c Texas, and Miss Kate Dickert, c , Union. During the course of th evening a delicious sweet course wa served by Miss Clara Wyman. Thos enjoying Mrs. Wyman's hospitalit ? were: Misses Kate Dickert, Mayfielc Emma Thompson, Ruth Stokes, Ros Strait, Lillian Gentry, Esther Polaii Margaret Thorpe, Josie Pratt, Bei triand Perritt, Edna Steadman, Ha1 tie Lee Guess, and Miss Dial, of Lau rens; Messrs. Algie Guess, R. A Goolsby, J. W. Crum, Jr., St. Clai W v Guess, W. D. Mayfield, J. K. Mayfieic I Cecil Crum, Elbert Steadman, and C | H. Milhous. V Misses Kate Dickert and Emm jf Thompson and Mr. E. M. McCow: spent the week-end with Miss Ros McCown, of Darlington. Mrs. W. D. Mayfield and daughtei Frances, have returned to their horn in Texas, after spending some tim with the family of Hon. S. G. May field. Misses Hattie Lee Guess and Wes sie Lee Dial are visiting at Fergu son. Miss Dial has been spending few weeks with Miss Guess here. Miss Kate Dickert, who has bee: ^ visiting Mrs. J. R. Martin here, re turned to her home in Union o: Monday. The many friends of Mr. Malcolo * McCrae will be glad to know tha he is at home on a short visit. H< has been for some time in Jackson ville, Fla. Mr. D. B. Reed, of Columbia, wa here last week. v Mrs. C. A. Brux and family haw returned from Lanark, Fla., wher they have resided for the past year They have decided "there is no placi like home." Mrs. C. C. Meyer, of Meyers's Mil] , was the guest of Mrs. G. W. Gools by last week. Mr. S. D. Guess and Mrs. L. A Martin spent a few* days in Charles ton this week at the bedside of thei brother, Mr. D. E. Guess, of Hen dersonville. The many friends of Mr. W. L Califf will be very glad to know tha he is able to be out again. Mr. H. W. Goolsby, of Fort Motte was in town Friday. Denmark High School. ? The following is the roll of hono for the Denmark high school for th< sixth month: First Grade?Ruby Abstance, Wy ont Bean, Jacob Fogle, Eldridgi Hightower, Joe Matthews, Judsoi Mayfield, Briggs Walker, Hilary Wil kinson, Wyman Sandifer, Evely Cain, Sudie Ruth Fogle, Byrl Price Dorothy Riley, Helen Turner. Second Grade?Ruth Califf, Anni< Belle Way, Hattie May Way, James Bean, Robert Califf, Edward Cox David Hutto. Fred Wiggins, Carlish Folk, Lagree Patrick, Ollie Bes singer. Third Grade?Walter Long, Willi< ft Naff, James Wiggins, Edna Creech Anna, Goolsby, Julia Margaret Riley Anna Mathews. Fourth Grade?Daisy Tillman Lester Bean, Kathryn Faust, Eliza beth McCrae. Fifth Grade?Julia Cox, Willi< Delle Hutto, Robert Zeigler, Henr: > Naff, William Garvin. Sixth Grade?Clifton Long, Marthz Wiggins, Ella M. Wilkinson, Davie Souiourner, Ethel Patrick, Geni* * Fogle, Jasper Soujourner, Clare Wyman. Seventh Grade?Annie Mae urn fith, Vera Wiggins, Christabell May field. Frances Guess, Virginia Hutto Eighth Grade?Euine Mayfield Fitzhugh Cox. Frank Creech, Samue Ray, Maude Ellzey, Kathleen Fogle Victoria Fogle, Agnes Goza. Ninth Grade?Reynold Wiggins Sigrid Owens, Louise Zeigler. Eleventh Grade?Elmore Stead man. Will Serve Term on Gang. ~ * ? -u -i o nv, ? >.1 spartanourg .wcticu xo.?vuauc; H. Barber, the Spartanburg broke: t convicted of breach of trust and sen tenced to two years' imprisonment who surrendered to the sheriff her* last Saturday night, has decided t< serve his term on the county chain gang and will be taken to the convic camps in the lower part of the count: to-morrow. Barber was visited ii jail Sunday by many of his friends > ? A ROCK BOUND PRISON. An Arizona County Has One Blown 5 Out of Solid Quartz. When the authorities of Graham Countv, Arizona, decided to look e about for a place in which to confine criminals they found a natural depression in the side of a hill. This they enlarged into what might be ' called an artificial cave, divided into 6 four compartments. The cave was excavated parallel to the side of the mountain in which it was made, says the Wide World, e and daylight admitted by holes blown s out of the wall with explosives, the e windows being guarded by a network * of heavy steel bars. The entrance to the depression a was also closed in the same manner, and a vestibule or porch of masonry built out from it to provide quarters " for the sheriff and his assistants. This vestibule is also divided into L* compartments, which are connected r by gates of steel bars. The only way of entering the pris' rm ic fhrnnp-h fhp vpstihule of ma sonry, and in order to escape the ina mates would have to cut their Q through three sets of bars which are a an inch in thickness, as the windows are so high up above the rock form'? ing the floor of the cells that they e could not reach them. e It is necessary, however, to have a ' very secure place, as the criminals in this part of the country are of a most desperate class, and the inmates fre quently include murderers and higha waymen. The mountain which has thus been turned into a prison is n composed of solid quartz rock, and the excavation was made principally n by the use of explosives. The jail is located in the town of Clifton, the a county seat. e Home Mission District School. Promptly at four o'clock Tuesday afternoon the Home Mission district s school opened with the song, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," and the e Lord's prayer in concert. & The Bible class recited the giving ' alphabet. e Roll call showed very few missing pupils. A number of visitors were ? present. Eleven pupils rang the chimes of or>Vi /ivwlc" eiinnnrtfxl hv thp CICVCil OVUVUlO ouy^/vi vv\4 WJ v? N, Home Mission Society, each -telling - some interesting fact about her r school. Next the geography class was called. This lesson was promptly recited, giving names and location of t Wesley Houses, Immigrant Homes, Co-operative Homes. We learned ? from the class that a Wesley House is a settlement house, "an oasis in a wilderness of sin," that a co-operative home is a home for working girls where they are given home life and protection at the lowest possible rates, some times as little as thirty cents a day; that an Immigrant Home is a place where Christian welcome is given to the stranger, where he is protected from those who would prey upon him, and helped to find employment if necessary. Each one passing through the home is given a Bible in his own language. The one member of the arithmetic s class, Mrs. Henry F. Bamberg, prov ed herself a fine mathematician. This was her problem: Amount raised for dues $19.20 Brigade enrollment 80 Baby roll 3.95 Brigade mite boxes 7.83 Conference pledge 75.75 Sallie Capers scholarship 10.00 Scarritt Bible and Training School 2.00 Expense fund 1.70 f Total amount sent to State treasurer $121.23 i Adding to this the following: 1 Local work?supplies $ 4.80 2 Cash expended for needy 17.15 i Expense fund used locally 2.55 $24.50 Grand Total $145.73 These figures give the tabulated results of the Home Mission work ' for the first three months of 1912. ^ The reading class gave a lesson on ' social service. It was a beautiful call, showing the open doors of ser' vice for the Master. Next the spelling class came forward. This lesson was not quite so good as the others. It was a co-incidence that the only boy had to spell all the girls' names. 5 Lessons were now for a few minr utes suspended, and teacher and pu pils enjoyed a recess and were re, freshed by a lunch of delicious sand2 wiches and lemonade. 3 After recess there were one dia logue and two readings by the elocu t tion class. Y The music class sang "Rescue the 1 Perishing," and after a short prayer i. by the pastor, "school was out." IN THE PALMETTO STATE I SOME OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. State News Boiled Down for Quick Reading?Paragraphs About i Men and Happenings. i J. S. Bailey will rebuild on the site of the burned Oregon hotel, Greenwood, the new building to be five stories high and to cost $75,000. Jas. G. Wham was convicted at Laurens on Wednesday of assault and ; battery of a high and aggravated nature, the offense consisting in horsewhipping W. E. Nash, of Clinton, last fall. TTTr. rl _ ?xt J WLiue uiussmg liie iuiuiu duuicc river, in Spartanburg county, swelled to three times its normal state by , the heavy rains, Cheves C. Ligon, cotton buyer for the Enoree Manufacturing Company, was drowned when a small row boat in which he was attempting to cross the roaring . torrent was struck by a huge piece of floating debris and smashed to splinters. His companion in the boat at the time, William Pulley, was thrown into the raging torrent, but saved himself in a miraculous manner. A Clever Safe-Blower. The confidence of German manufacturers of safes in the resistance of their works against ordinary safeblowing operations was rudely shaken not long ago by the feat of a single robber in Berlin, who oper ated in this fashion: In a hotel a room was secured which was situated immediately above the office of a money broker., At night a hole was pierced in the ceiling of this office. By the use of a drill and saw a circular piece of the flooring was easily raised. Beneath lay a thick layer of cement. A small orifice was made in this and an umbrella shoved down into the space below. The umbrella was attached firmly from above, and when opened received without noise the fragments of cement which were distedged as the hole was enlarged so. as to allow of the easy passage of a person. By means of a rope ladder the descent was made readily into the office below. The next steps of the thief's work consisted in the bringing down of two cylinders of compressed oxygen and an acetylene generator charged with calcium carbide and water. With th^se he was able to produce a blowpipe flame of such intensity that steel fuses in it like lead in an ordinary gas jet. It required only a brief space of time to melt away so much of the door that the contents of the safe were accessible.?New York Press. Two White Boys Arrested. Aiken, March 18.?Two white boys, Tom Bennett, alias Tom Wat son, alias Jim Jackson, alias Tom Barnes, aged 19 years, and Jim Johnson, alias Gerald Armstrong, 15 years of age, were arrested Saturday night at Langley, in this county. It is charged they had broken into the store of Chaffee & Marchant, packed up about $300 worth of merchandise and broken open and smashed the cash register. They were brought here yesterday and lodged in jail. These two boys were released from the county jail Saturday after having served 30 days each, having been convicted a little more than a month ago of intent to break into and rob a store at Ellenton in this county. Because of their youth, the judge gave them light sentences when they were convicted. The elder boy, Bennett, has served a time in a reformatory in Georgia, according to his own statement, and the younger claims to come from Phoenix City, Ala. Father Meets Son's Fate. Birmingham, Ala., March 18.? Felix J. Ellard, one of the best known men of the Lewisburg section, where many acts of violence I have been committed in recent months, was ambushed and assassinated late to-day two miles from his home. His son, Constable Will Ellard. was assassinated only a few weeks ago. The assassins in both cases are unknown. The other Ellard was- in a buggy when fired upon and his body fell to the ground. The horse took fright and ran home. His son drove Vtmk and found the body J at the roauside, where it had fallen. Felix Ellard made a personal appeal to Gov. O'Neal Friday to take special steps to break up the lawlessness in what is known as "Bloody I Beat 22," claiming that the sheriff! is unable to give relief. FELDEDR HAS WRITTEN BOOK. Said to Be Some "Hot Stuff?Felder Had Burns Shadow Blease. There has been considerable talk in the State about the book that Mr. Tom Felder, of Atlanta, is said to have written and a great many people have come to the conclusion that he was a bluff and they were indisposed to pay any attention to the stories of the man from Atlanta. The Times reporter has several times been told of the book that Mr. Felder has written but always under the seal of secrecy but recently it has come to the paper in a way that the reporter feels at liberty to use, that Rev. J. L. Harley, one of the most reliable men in the State, has seen the book and read enough of it to make him sick. He has recently been in this section of the State and he has told a number or people or nis reading or the book in the office of Mr. Felder, and that he really does not believe that Cole L. Blease will be a candidate for the governorship when this book comes out. It has been prepared for use as an official document, and can be used in no other way without giving the best opportunity in the world for prosecution for criminal libel. It is understood that the commission could not use the evidence that they had against the governor, both as a senator from Newberry county and in other ways, but that in an investigating commiossion the story as Mr. Felder has it can be used, and Mr. Harley says that it is the red hottest thing that ever was put into a book. It is also understood from several sources, but none of them what ? /"vV* + Vv v-v Anll/N/3 f Vl a Uil&llL UC LailCU WlilV^iai, UUt LUC OlUi J is told in places that ought to be informed that Detective W. J. Burns, the greatest detective on earth, has been trailing the governor, and that his report may possibly constitute a part of the evidence that is to be submitted to the committee of inquiry in this investigation." It is thought that this book and the stories therein contained, will be a part of the testimony given by Mr. Thomas Felder at the investigation on Thursday. The story of the presence and work of Detective Burns in this State as the shadow of Cole L. Blease has been told to the Times twice under the seal of "swear you won't tell," and once without that restriction, which removes all of the restrictions. If the attorney general or Mr. W. F. Stevenson, or any of the others who have been active in this matter in Columbia know anything about this matter they are as close as clams and it is impossible to get anything at an trom tnern. If Mr. Felder has been working on these lines he has been doing it at his own instance and not at the instance of the winding up commission, as seems very plain from these attempts to get "a line on the Burns story." It is supposed by some knowledge of these stories that prompted the editor of the News and Courier to suggest that Cole L. Blease might not be in the race for governor this summer. It is then unquestioned that Mr. Felder has a book and that it is a red hot book, and that it does tell things on the governor, but that does not make the things that are told as sound as evidence in the court room. There is also a story of a matter which might bring the governor into conflict with the United States authorities in the matter of the use of the mails, but that is like a good many other things that are just in circulation, and is probably not at all true. ine contents 01 tms dook nave been told of in various ways, but the Times has no reliable information on that line. It is expected that Mr. Felder will be in Columbia on Thursday and that his evidence will be most highly sensational.?Florence Times. * Pointed Paragraphs. And all men are alike?except those who are different. He who would achieve fame must pay the press agent. It takes a financial artist to draw a satisfactory check. A hammer sometimes misses its mark, but a bouquet, never. No, Cordelia, you can't keep a secret by putting it on ice. A woman's intuition enables her X A - 1 'iL 4. to got aiong wuu juugiiiem. Some women seem to think a painted face should go with a picture hat. Th> woman who has occasion to forgive her husband never allows him to forget it. CREIGHTON A DETECTIVE GOVERNOR GIVES OUT CHARAC TERISTTC INTERVIEW. Bleuse Tells of Work of Deposed Mir ister?Green Investigating Lynching in Bamberg County. Governor Blease was in Newberr a few days ago and while there gav out the following interview: Governor Blease was asked for statement as to several matters c general interest with which he an his administration are now bein connected in the newspapers and i the dispensary investigation now i progress. His attention was direcl ed to the comments and inquiries c several newspapers as to the $90 paid the Rev. C. W. Creighton, c Greenwood, out of the public fundi Rev. C. W. Creighton Inspector. "Well," said Governor Bleas< "instead of Mr. Creighton gettin $900, I presume that by now he ha been paid $1,200. Along during th first of my administration I secure the services of Mr. Creighton for th purpose of giving me general ii formation in regard to how the oi ficers in different counties of th State were enforcing the law, and a to violations of the dispensary la1 and other laws throughout the Stat< Mr. Creighton has made his regula reports to my office from differer parts of the State, and in those n ports I have received very valuabl information, and from them I hav gained information which I hav transmitted by letter or otherwise t the sheriffs of the different countiei to my detectives, which I have ha working in the various counties, an to other officials whose duty it wa to enforce the law, and in this wa j I have been enabled to have a bette enforcement of the law than I woul have otherwise had. Creighton's Services Valuable. Creighton's services have been ver valuable in the assistance he ha rendered my administration by secui ing this information, and thus ei abling me to keep in touch with th situation throughout the State. Hi reports are on file in the office, an are public property, and can be ii vestigated at any time by any on who wishes to see them. His vouct ers were made out regularly and ser to the comptroller general's offic< The amounts were deducted from th law and order fund, and not froi the contingent fund, as was falsel stated by the newspaper report! They are on file in the coihptrolle general's office. The comptrolle general then furnished him a checl which he endorsed, and these check are filed' in the treasurer's offic( They are all public property. Nott ing has been secret or under covei and the public are entirely welcom to the whole transaction. Salary $100 Per Month. "Mr. Creighton is still, in my set vice in this particular line of wort and will so remain, at the salary o $100 per month, if he desires to hoi the position, until his services be come unnecessary, or he tenders hi resignation, regardless of what an newspaper or others may think o say or do. Of course, his useful ness, to some extent, will be impair ed by its now becoming public prop erty that he is doing this line o work, because, until it was so mad public, he could gather much in formation which, of course, now, th world knowing his business, will b a little more cautious in allowini him to catch on to. Leon M. Green Inspector. "On Saturday I gave a like com mission to Col. Leon M. Green, wh< Thrill A'rm o 1 ilrtVirnnP*h will yr^i JLVl 111 a ixnv w 1VV vxxxw?0~ out different parts of the State, presume the newspapers would lik< to have this, in order that they ma; know that Col. Leon Green is no starving, notwithstanding the fac the News and Courier beheaded hifn It is true I am cursed for standin; by my friends, but I am continuing to do so, and am doing business a the same old stand?Room No. 1 State house building, Columbia, S. C. where I will be for the balance o this and the next two years, unles, Providence takes a hand by bringinj into play the all-powerful death." "What work is Col. Green doin; just now?" was asked. Green Sent to Olar. "I have sent him to Olar," repliec Governor Blease, " to make a thor ough examination of the lynching o the three negroes a few days ago His thorough knowledge of newspa per work, bringing him in close ob servation, and his knack of getting right into things, made him, in m: opinion, particularly well suited fo' this job. I also sent another part: with him, who will do some of th< < TRAGEDY ON ( HERAW FARM. 10 Col. C. F. Moore Kills Randall Jack'* son After Being Attacked. Cheraw, March 16.?Col: Clarence lm F. Moore, a prominent farmer, shot and instantly killed Randall Jackson, a young negro, at Col. Moore's excelsior seed farm, two miles from town, late this afternoon. It seems that Col. Moore had e trouble with Jackson about some wood, while talking to his overseer, Mr. McKinnon, at the latter's house, ^ and Col. Moore ordered Jackson off the place. Jackson went home and got his wife and pistol and returned to Moore's commissary, where t_ the latter and his overseer were settling with their hands. Jackson imq mediately fired on Moore four or five times, one bullet going through his toat and another giving him a flesh wound in the arm. a Col. Moore returned the fire and g shot the negro in the breast, killing g him instantly. e During the firing another negro, ^ William Brown, was also hit by one K<11 11 A + Kll + TXT O G n Af OA. g Ul JdUhSUU B UU11CIO, LIUI nuu uvv ov ' riously hurt. There is some excite ment' among the negroes, but no trouble is feared. 18 Practical Advice on How to Succeed. w 3. No human being can remain sta.r tionary; he either advances or retroit grades. J- Napoleon said of the failure of the e Bourbon family: "They never learne ed anything and never forgot anye thing." You must develop, o From day to day you must bring 3, to bear an ever increasing wisdom d ?the application of lessons learned, d Every incident of your daily toil ls should be made an educational inciy dent. sr The average young man does not d learn, until perhaps too late, that it does not pay to fritter and idle away his time. y Make a study of those who have L8 gone to the head; ascertain what they did in any given emergency. i- In any emergency a man's conduct e is the result of the way in which, is from earliest youth, he has met the d obstacles he encountered. i- Thomas A. Edison says: "Do not e watch the clock; do not chase aside i- after rainbows; keep everlastingly at it and master the task of the time be3. ing!" e The truly successful man recogn nizes that, from time to time, he will y receive setbacks. The man who over3. comes these is the man of achievet ment and of eventful success?Henry t I M. Byellesby. \ g Got Things Mixed. At one of the recent State dinners [ one of the speakers was assigned to r' speak on "The Babies." At the last e f moment his toast was changed to "The Ladies," and he made a really brilliant speech. His wife, who is very deaf, and who had not been informed of the change, was present at , the dinner and enjoyed it hugely. A lady congratulated the major's ' wife upon her husband's brilliant efs fort. J "Oh, Mrs. ," she replied, "you r don't know how fond the major is of them. I've seen him with two or three on his lap at once ." "Oh, Carolina," gasped the major, f who had overheard the conversation. "Just teasing the life out of the poor things," the innocent lady con- . e tinued. '''Every chance he gets he's e sure to have them in his arms or ^ romping with them. Knowing his IV? mr'l 1 />Amn f A him HJ V lug uaiuic, tucj IX buuib l,u uim when they won't go to any one else." And the major fell back in his 0 chair with a groan. 1 Negro Hanged from Tank. s y Shreveport, La., March 18.?Act cording to a dispatch to the Times t from Mer Rouge, La., Henry Lee, a negro, was hanged to a water tank , near Mer Rouge early yesterday. y Saturday night, the dispatch says, ' 3 t Lee insulted a white man and fired into a party returning from an eny tertainment. The negro resisted ar9 f rest, was wounded, his wounds were s dressed and later in the night he r was taken from prison and hanged. A coroner's jury found that Lee came y to his death at the hands of persons unknown. Conservatism and rheumatism * case a man to make haste slowly. A bad temper never gets any worse from staying unmarried. - secret work, looking into the investi gation. * "I presume that if I had not inj vestigated it I would have been critir cised, and, of course, as I am investi7 gating it, I will most assuredly be ? criticised." / / ,