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Established 1891 BAMBERG-, S. C., THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1912. One Dollar and a Half a Year.
COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS SOME INTERESTING HAPPENING* IN YARIOl'S SECTIONS. News Items Gathered All Around tin County and Elsewhere. Denmark Doings. Denmark. March 20.?Miss Julie Goolsby entertained a few couple: at "hearts dice" on Friday evening ing. Mrs. H. J. Walker spent last weef in Charleston with her daughter Mrs. J. B. Black. Mr. F. H. McCrae, who has beer for several months in Jacksonville Fla.. is at home on a visit. Mr. Louis Clark, of Columbia, was in town on Sunday. Mrs. H. \V. Goolsby and daughter Frances, of Fort Motte, are the guests of Mrs. G. W. Goolsby, of this city. ? Mr. C. R. Gillam, of Bamberg, was in town Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Mosley, of Roanoko Va.. are the guests of Mr. T. B. Wilkinson. of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Blount, Jr.. o1 Augusta, Ga.. paid a short visit tc his parents here last week, Mr. anc Mrs. L. Blount. Quite a great deal of excitement k was caused on Monday, when the house containing the gasoline tank of the Denmark Machine Works, was blown up. The tank of gasoline caught fire in some unknown waj and exploded. Denmark High School News. The Lanier Literary Society heic held its usual meeting on Friday afternoon in the school auditorium. The debate was one of the most in teresting we have ever had, the query being: Resolved: "That National Bank* Should be Abolished." Reynold Wiggins and Kathleen Fogle support* ed the affirmative, Euine Mayfield and Ruth Guess the negative side The question had been discussed very freely for weeks past, and the occasion was looked forward tc with great interest. Nor were we disappointed, for the debates on both sides were excellent, the points well developed, and well chosen. The judges. Dr. J. S. Matthews, Dr. J. G. Boozer, and Mr. Cecil Crum, finally decided in favor of the negative. All of us were very glad indeed to see several visitors, and hope that they, with others, will honor us again with their presence. A MEMBER. Ehrhardt Etchings. Ehrhardt, March 26.?Mr. J. W. Goodson is able to be out again. Mr. Gcodson was injured during the fire which destroyed part of the Hacker Manufacturing Co.'s plant at this place. . Mr. J. Etna Buck, of Rural Retreat, Ya., who has been visiting his sister, Mrs. D. B. Groseclose, has returned to his home. Miss Chloe Groseclose spent last week with friends at Jennys. i i. a U m ? J va J V> o 1 nr> r\f /.Atf nn .-ilJUlH IVV u UUIIUICU uaito VI were sold here last week. There are some farmers in this section still holding for higher prices. The farmers have been busy for the past few weeks, hauling fertilizer. Think they are about through now. Not near so much being used this year. Mr. I. J. Zeigler will soon have his residence on Railroad Avenue completed. Pointed Paragraphs. Most conceited people have no reason for being so. Little troubles may keep us from butting into bigger ones. A woman of tact is one who can smile when her rival is praised. Life is a game of chance?and you have to die in order to beat it. Great things are accomplished not by strength but by perseverance. When a man is willing to admit that he is in the wrong he's on the v right track. Even a suffragette dislikes the idea of standing up for herself in a crowded car. When you praise a man he is seldom satisfied unless you speak loud enough for the world to hear. Nearly every man lives to congrat, ulate himself that lie didn't marry the first woman he ever loved. The peacemaker may be all right, but he is never appreciated by the man who is getting the best of it. 3,bu > feet of new film showing in its every detail Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Pawnee Bill's Far East, Pastime Theater, Saturday, .March ( 30th. ? ( II\\GI:I> TO M.WSL.U <;HTI:IL H > l! j Charge Against -Mrs. McUcc, Again ?j on Trial for Ivillinu, Garland. Si " Opelousas. La., .March 2~?.? When i Mrs. Zee Range Mc-Ree was brought ! _ to trial to-day for the second time for ! " killing young Allen Garland, the! charge against her was changed from i murder to manslaughter. This an-1 nouncement was made by the prose-1 cation after the defence announced j that it was ready for trial on the j - * indictment as drawn. The jury in j NV the first trial was unable to agree, j ' Selection of jurors out of a panel of | hi three hundred veniremen was begun j e< 1 this afternoon, and before adjourn-; oi ' ment two had qualified. A night is session was held. The changing of the charge from a] murder to manslaughter removes the ' accused from the possibility of death | 0] on the gallows, but subjects her to I (j tin maximum penalty of twenty years in prison and a fine of $2,000. <r. in the event of conviction of man- *' a j slaughter. j Withdraws Charges Against Sing. I ?1 c( f Charlotte, X. C., March 2:;.?Boyd w > H. Sing, of Florence, S. C., charged ! ti [ with the abduction of Mrs. O. L. Wombaugh, niece of Prof M. H. Holt. je r principal of Oak Ridge institute, and s, ? in whose home Sing lived, was to-day n] released on advices from Richmond, j): ; where Mrs. Wombaugh has been in a? ? conference with her husband and p. Prof. Holt. The warrant has been withdrawn with the consent of the relatives. e< Mrs. Wombaugh, a strikingly beau- r. tiful bride of 19 years, was located v S( I to-dav in Chesterfield county, Ya.. st about two miles from Ricnmond ^ where she has hired herself as a . d< cook, after failing to secure employb: ment as a nurse in one of the Richmond hospitals. Prof. Holt. Mr. ? Wombaugh and private detectives I made the find. Previous to the withdrawal of the 1:1 I charges Sing's relatives in Florence S1 had furnished bond of $1,000. Sing *c p I denies that he accompanied the girl away from Oak Ridge. *c . Warehouse Burned. in tv At 1:20 o'clock .Monday afternoon. p< , the warehouse owned and managed ct by Mr. John Cart of this city, was . discovered to be on fire and within a short while the entire building was g ablaze. The arrival of the department followed immediately after the . alarm but the fire gained rapid head- , > ci c way and the building is practically a complete loss. The warehouse was C lU'OctlCU Uii Lim oiuius wi. tuv ^ ci" just to the rear of the cotton mill ' tl of the Orangeburg .Manufacturing Company and several hundred bales of cotton were stored therein. The . building had onlv recentlv been entc largcd for the accommodation of i more cotton. As the building was almost entire. ly enveloped in tlames when the de; partment arrived the origin of the ; fire could not be stated. There were about 4 00 bales of cot- in ton in the building, the greater part si I of which will be a total loss. b?' The alarm was sent in from Box n< 4S and in three minutes after the c< alarm two streams of water were vi being played on the flames by the fe fire department of the Orangeburg F Manufacturing Company. di .Mr. Cart when seen this- afternoon, ol stated that there was insurance to the w amount of $20,000 on the cotton n< stored in the building and the insur- pi ance on the warehouse is $2,500. hi He also stated that the loss on the si cotton would be considerable unless tithe salvage corps reached the citv th at once. A long distance call was k< put in for Columbia this afternoon : and efforts will be made to have the tfc corps reach the city this afternoon b} j in order that they may get 10 work te j at once. w Just a little more than a year ago Ik this same building caught fire about m the same time of day and was par- ve tially destroyed. There was a con- th siderable amount of cotton stored j Ik there at that time and much of the ; el I , cotton was lost.?Orangeburg Even-1 K( ing Xews. j IV>i p.ted !*ara graphs. He who lends money without se- et: curitv borrows trouble. j w I L Uitss a iiiciii ir> Liiivivcu-inui i.v-vi i I j lie's seldom henpecked. j 01 ] Does a thin woman worry because in she has such a narrow outlook? A man is always willing to payjtli what he owes?if it is a grudge. j hi Our idea of a lazy woman is one i d< who never gets busy with her com- j plexion. j In If a man saves money it is because de he is kept too busy at work to spend j gt it. | ta N THE PALMETTO STATE [)Mi: OC( TRRFXCES OF VARIOUS KINDS IV SOUTH CAROLINA. tate News Roiled Down for (^uicli Reading?Paragraphs About Men and Happening. ('has. H. Barber, the young Sparmburg broker, sentenced for twc ?ars for embezzlement, lias gone te ork on the county chain gang. A tire in a room of the SpartanLirg court house on Tuesday destroy1 two hundred convict suits and did :her damage. The origin of the tire not known. Geo. \V. Wilson died at his home L Bowman, Orangeburg county, on unday. If lie had lived till the Itl; f duly he would have been one linnred years old. The supreme court on Satur<la> ranted a new trial to Alex Wei don nd William Burroughs, negroes, whc ad been sentenced to hang for the uirder of Elihu .Move in Horence ninty, the ground being that thev ere not given a fair and impartial ial. The committee appointed by the 'gislature to investigate the dispeniry is still in session, but nothing laterial or sensational is being rought out. The committee might s well adjourn and save the ta.\ ayers tne money me lnvesugaiiu.i costing. Fire in Florence last week destroy:1 the freight depot of the Atlantic oast Line, the property loss being amething like $">0,000. The fire arted in a lot of cotton stored on te depot platform. Mr. S. H. SatinBrs. formerly of this city, lost 2:1 lies of cotton in the fire. The annual meeting of the South arolina Press Association will be eld in Spartanburg some time about le middle of June, and after a seson of two days a trip will be taken > the mountains of Western North arolina. A most interesting program >r the session has been arranged. Judge S-^ase at Laurens last week nposed a sentence of $1.,">00 fine or vo years on the chain gang or in the Bnitentiary on .J. G. Wham, who was mvicted of assault and battery of a igh and aggravated nature, in beatig W. E. Nash with a buggy whip, oth men are well known and weally farmers near Clinton. The post office at Branchville is in anger of losing its present standing l account of the falling off in renpts the past year. It is now rated ; third class, sixth grade, and unless - ? 1 ^ riri r\ 1 /->o vrln nfn !e Sciit'S Ui SlclXlipa. pusxai v_ciiuo, >ach $4."?0 during this month the of?e will lose two grades. The newsiper there is calling on the people > lay in a supply of stamps, etc., sc lat the present rating of the office ay be maintained. Novel Water Supply. On the farm of W. H. Farquahr, i Washington county. Pa., water is ipplied for laundry, kitchen and ith room in a cheap and novel mailer, says the Agriculturist. About ) rods from the farm house is the llage church, standing about 100 tet higher than the dwelling. .Mr. arquahr conceived the idea of connoting the rain water from the roof : the church into a large reservoir hich he would construct in the field earby. From there the water is ped under gravity pressure to his Duse, thus affording a bountiful ipply for the purposes named. All le church trustees require is that le conductor pipes on the church be 2pt in good repair. Water from a spring is piped to le barn for the stock, and at a near; spring water for cooking is gotn. and here is located a milk room here the output of a well-kept dairy ?rd is cooled before it is put on the arket. Mr. Farquahr has built a >ry practical barn and demonstrates tar he can grow crops to fill it. as i has a fine mow of well-made over hay. Some nice poultry is ?pt, and best of all. a contented, ippy family in the pink of health. Wanted to Keep the Farm. A big blond Scandinavian wanderI into the office of a title company ith a request: "Ay vanr you to make some papers it. Ay buy a farm in das country id ay tank ay want a mortgage." "Why do you want a mortgage?" e clerk asked, surprised. "If you night a farm don't you want a >ed?" "Xo, ay tank not. Sax years ago ay iv a farm and get a deed, and nod?r feller he come along mit mortige and talc da farm. Ay tank ay k a mortgage."?Houston Post. ?j < ovsi \n:i; imvs ix k\i> i ; ' Tor Higher Wa^cs ( iv?'ii to St > Lawienro .Mill Strike. I i | Hoston. March 24.?The gn ' Lawrence strike, which brought I its train increased wages for 27 <><10 textile workers in New Englai was officially declared off at all t mills in Lawrence to-day, having ; ' j complished its purpose, in the op '! ion of the leaders. 11 In this connection it is genera believed, too, that advances in wat | or reduction in hours to paper ro ! employees, bagging and burlap woi i i ers, machinists and operatives ' other industries are all traceable. | rectly or indirectly, to the moveinc . which had its origin in Lawrence, i The total number of persons th i to be benefitted is considerably \ . ward of 2tM?,000. Advances in t price of woolen and cotton goo . which have been made or which i in prospect, will probably place up ( the ultimate consumer much of t , burden of the additional cost to t , textile manufacturers. This will j . gregate between $10,000,000 a I $12,000,000 during the next year, is estimated. Mill agents in annoui ing advances in prices have franl said that the upward trend is the suit of wage advances. ^ The rise in the price of cott ' goods, announced up to the prese time, is comparatively small?a fr; tion of a cent a yard in most cai ?but selling agents predict that t net advance to the retailer may ul mately reach two cents a yard. Soi increased prices also have been qu - ed on woolen goods and deal* ! freely predict higher prices for in 1 season. New Bedford, There the manui; turers of the finer grades of c-ott goods have refused to accede to t i demands of their employees for ! additional 5 per cent., has displac . Lawrence as the centre of inter* in the textile situation. Unless t i mill-owners give the increased ( l mand within a few days, it is fear i a strike of from 25,000 to 30,0 operatives will follow. While an ; crease of 5 per cent has been offer the New Bedford operatives are > sistent that ?hey receive ten i ; cent. Secretary Devoll, of the M< ; ufacturers' Association, has promis . them that the mill-owners will < . cide early in the week whether tl will be granted. Killed by Electric Current. i ' Laurens, March 24.?J. Belt Divver, superintendent of the Ree i River Power company, located > Boyd's Mill, 12 miles west of ti . city, was electrocuted to-day wh at work in the power plant. The i cident occurred just before noon a Mr. Divver lived only a short til 1 after receiving the shock. With s< ! eral men he was engaged in ov hauling the plant, which,was grea damaged by the recent freshet, a at the time he received the fa shock he was mounted on a 12-fc | scaffold, from which he fell. . Mr. Divver was a native of And' son, and has been superintendent the plant for several years, maki his home in Laurens. He was abc 30 years of age and is survived b\ young wife. He was married at A derson last June. Receivership for Hank. ' Lexington, March 21.?Under a \ 1 tition filed by the State bank exa iner, B. J. Rhame, of Columbia, a the agreement of the attorneys 1 the bank and by consent of the p< ties interested. Judge Prince, of A derson, to-day signed an order ? pointing \V. PL Townsend. of Colu bia, receiver for the Lexington Ss ings bank of Lexington. Mr. Tow send will qualify at once and w take charge of the institution to-nic row morning. In the petition of t Mate oc 11 k examiner asMiig uuu u i ceiver he appointed, it is stated tli an examination of the bank show assets to the amount of $37S,~>38. and liabilities of $32.7,G.~ 1.70. The attorneys declined to make j further statement to-night and it impossible to get fuller informatie J The Lexington Savings bank is t j oldest bank in Lexington county, ha ling been organized in 1802 with ! r?f .< 1 II fHlfi VV I' Roof is Sf ! owner, being president and eashh The wholesale pardoning of erii j inals by Governor P.lease may ha I been the cause of the lynching of t i three negroes at Olar. It is the 11 certainty of tiie punishment of crit ; inals that make people take the It | into their own hands.?Orangebu Times and Democrat. Write the Ford Sales Compan Bamberg, S. C., for catalogue ai j prices. Stock of cars on hand. WILL STARVE ALLEN GAN op OI TLAWS IIII>l\(i IN MOI'NTAIN CAN'T CUT FOOD. iat in . ... Ar<* Surrounded and ( apture is On o Kj a Matter of a Very Few Days lie at Most. ic in_ Hillsville, Ya., March 25.?"The can keep us guessing several da; 11 v but no longer; they can't get foe res. enough to live on." iHI This was the statement to-night < the leaders of the posses which a in hunting the Allen outlaws for tl di- court house murders of March 14. jnt After another day's hide-and-set up and down the south side of tl lUS Blue Ridge, in which the posses o tun ivoro npsir tlio A1 lone: arid PVf - he found the initials from Sidna's sa els, die pad, part of his horse's bridle ar uv the remains of a meal hastily eat( on by the outlaws on the retreat, tl he detectives declared their final a he sault upon the gang might be dela ed several days, nd Able to proceed only in the gin it of dawn or the cloudy mist of nigh ic- fall, the posses to-day cautious ;lv picked their way to the edges of se re- eral ledges where they supposed tl Aliens might be. on Can't Move at Xight. ?nt "The posses can not move night," said one of the leaders. "1 ;es move about in the thick blacne he of the mountains might mean a fa Iti- over a precipice. To uses lanteri rue would awaken the country side ar ot- set up a barking of dogs that wou >rs betray us. All we can do is.dash f< ixt the hiding places early in the da make sure that the Aliens spent tl aC- night there, then follow their tra on "We have guards at all the feasib he exits from the mountains and tl an Aliens can not get away." ed A posse of 14 spent last night : 3st Floyd Allen's barn. R. H. Willis, 01 he of the attorneys for the Aliens, d ]o_ dared to-day that the families < ed Floyd and Victor were destitute ar 00 neighbors feared to aid them, in- Indictments Expected, ed When the reconstructed Carre in- county court convenes to-morro )er some indictments for complicity m- the court house assassins are expec (ed ed. The present indictments for mu ]e- der against members of the All* tiis gang probably will be dismissed t morrow on a technicality. Judj Massie, assassinated on the bench the term of court which return* them, was prevented from issuing tl . order for empaneling the jury. Juds Staples, who arrived to-day, will er SL ^ panel a jury which will return su * stitute indictments more comple lie than those drawn in the exciteme actwo days after the tragedy. Sheriff George M. Edwards retur me ed here to-dav and declared that tl SVweek s siege in the mountains wn erthe inclement weather had almo ti V / completely exhausted the possf 11(1 , Sheriff Edwards said that Saturd< tai and Sunday night not one of the po )Of se was able to obtain food or sht ter. erThe sheriff busied himself to-d?' with summoning a new grand jui ng for the convening of court to-mo row. In preparation for the sessic Attorney General Samuel William representing Gov. .Mann, and actir Judge Walter R. Staples reached lie to-day. The defense authorized the stat ie- ment that a change of venue wou m- not be asked for Victor Allen ar nd Byrd Marion, in jail in Roanoke, ar 'or that no decision had been reached < ir- to Floyd Allen's case. The arraigi .11- ment of the prisoners will be hei ip- April 15. m- " v Pointed Paragraphs. n. A woman's mind is like a bed? HI must be made up occasionally. )r_ A married woman's description < he an ideal man seldom fits her hu I band. t;at Xo one but a gossip can attend t ed everybody's business at the sail] 70 time. A man without convictions is c uninteresting as a man with them js insufferable. in And every mother expects to pic pe a better husband for her datighU v_ than she did for herself. j A woman can't talk as much at | funeral as she can at a wedding. In; she seems to enjoy it anyway. m- Tb.e election to vote .^S.ouu for ve i new school building at Holly Mil he Berkely county, carried almost unai ~ I in.ft.i.'ir TikkiIiiv aad Scrantoi 11- uu I v?v. , * ti- in Williamsburg county, voted $20 iw | oiiii the same day for school purpose rg .?to enlarge the school building an increase the teaching force. iv. Don't miss the great Buffalo Bill' ad Wild West Show at the Pastime Th( ater Saturday, March 30th. WW XT ALL TIM: FACTS. Governor lileu*e Ctged Oihv More iS ; t<? Appear. As the old saying goes Governor I | Blease should either put up or shut up. To the charge Governor Blease made against them in his Newberry interview, that they were "whitewashing" their friends and devoting -- their time to attempting to find something to discredit him and his )(* administration, the dispensary investigating committee made reply late Friday afternoon. After receiving the governor's le refusal to appear before the committee and submit his proofs and evidence, which he says he has and ie of the governor's refusal to turn over the Felder letters, the commit-n tee savs that the "governor can hardly be serious in his statement 1Ct that the committee is attempting to jn 'whitewash/ " ie They recite the governor's repeats" ed refusal to assist the committee, but renew their invitation to him to come forward and give out what he iV knows. The committee is attempting to probe without fear and within out favor. To this end the commitv~ tee invites any citizen of South Caro10 lina, who has any knowledge of anyone who has had criminal or unquestionable connection with the late at dispensary, or who suspects any one 0 of any knowledge of unlawful acts ss to come forward and assist the committee in probing into every thing. 1S Governor Blease is included in this invitation and the committee states ^ that they would be very glad to have 3r t Vi crrwekvit n t CI T"l V TTr*DOf HV * ci iivi vuvtiv u?4j |/ ? v w ?. \/ ?. - evidence he may have. The "show ie down" has come and the committee '* issues the invitation broadcast. *e Their next meeting will be on ie April 3, at 11 a. m., in the State house library, and any one who can m throw light on the dispensary matle ters is asked to be on hand then and e~ be ready to give the committee his information. "The investigation is going to be thorough and will be without favor" was a statement which sums up the attitude of the ^ committee. w Governor Blease should be on in hand and tell what he knows about the old State dispensary or the Ansel r" winding-up commission if he knows jn anything. He owes this to the State, ?~ to himself and the men he has charg=e ed with wrongdoing. If he does not at make good his charge, the people will come to the conclusion that he 16 was talking through his hat #when =e he made them. The committee gives n" him every chance to proves his charges. te m nt Farms Run by Electricity. n- The application of electricity to ~ncrrirmltnrp mnv snlvp thp labor nrob It ? 1 th lem of the American farmer, 3ays st Current Literature for October. .s> Farms run by electricity are no iy longer a novelty in Europe and Cans_ ada. The Southern Electrician re>1_ prints the report of the chairman of a hydroelectric commission recently jv sent to Europe in search of informapy tion for the Ontario government, r_ with the object of extending the use )n of the electricity generated by Xis? agara Falls to Canadian farms. At 15 an electrical exhibition in .Munich the re representative of the Canadian government remarked a model farm e_ fully equipped with electricity, and a [-j practical demonstration of electric Kj ploughing, where from twenty-five ^ to thirty acres were being ploughed ls with one plough per day. In practically all European farms electricity seems to be largely and extens:velv used on farms of from 25 to 1.000 acres for threshing, cleaning g.*ain, chopping, root-cutting-, sawing wood, it nnmninir water, milking, cream-sep arating, butter-making, ironing and lighting. "At a municipal farm at s_ Berlin," the Canadian expert goes on to say. "over four hundred-horse 0 power is used. While we tound that l0 the cost of supplying power and light was higher on the whole than it will be with us. the cost of distribution of js electricity to the farmer is less, as they do not live on their farms as in j. Ontario, but are grouped in villages. ,r Electricity from an economic standpoint should be of greater value to a our farmers, as wages are from fifty [t | per cent, to one hundred per cent, j higher, and even at that farm labor ! is difficult to procure." This state^ ment also applies, no doubt, to condi1 1 tions in the I'm'ted States. 11 Campbell's Varnish Stains are sci' entifically prepared from soluble col?" ors, combined with the toughest hard '3 [ gum floor varnish, in such a way that (] ! this stain works like a transparent ! lacquer. Nothing like it for use on j Floors. Furniture, and Interior s Woodwork. Very durable. Stains i- and Varnishes at one operation. G. O. Simmons sells it.