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olIt^ lamtorg ?n*alft One Dollar and a Half a Year. BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1912. Established 1891. I | , COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. < News Items Gathered All Around the County and Elsewhere. v Ehrhardt Etchings. Ehrhardt, Sept. 2.?Sunday morning Mr. E. F. Zeigler lost his dwelling and contents by fire. The fire is supposed to have caught from the stove , flue. This leaves Mr. Zeigler and his * household in bad shape, as besides his family of wife and six small children, his father and brother lived with him and was a hard struggle * v for him to maintain them. Now this hard luck befalling him makes it doubly so. One negro shot and killed another negro at Schofield's mill on yesterday. The negro who did the shooting was caught about Colletoh'> S. C., -- and brought through town to-day on the way to jail. Rev. D. B. Groseciose preached a fine sermon to-day, mostly to men, as there was not so many lady folks out this morning. Says he will have the bell rung at the appointed time, and when the hour for Sunday* school or preaching comes he will v commence whether the congregation has assembled or not. Good idea, as one time is as good as another and the more you wait on a congregation the more they will expect you to wait. Cotton is moving some, at least three cars have changed hands here. The Carolina Gin Co. want to start their machinery to-day if possible. Have had some delay about the power. They have a fine outfit and should do good work. Farmers that can should gather all the cotton they can and sell as little as they can. The crop is going to be far short of what the farmers expect themselves. Mr. Alex Henderson moves in his new home to-day. f * Kearse Dots. I ' Kearse, September 3.?Miss Ella Grimes, of Blackville, is visiting Mrs. John Breeland. Miss Aileen Kearse returned Sat, urday night from Saluda, where she > y had been visiting for the past few weeks. Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Johnson, of Baldoc, are visiting relatives here. Mrs. J. J. Kearse and Mr. Carl Kearse are in Bamberg for a few days. Miss Phoebe Oswald, of Allendale, and Mr. Reginald Williams, of Estill, are the guests of their cousin, Miss Kathleen Oswald. Miss Kathleen Oswald returned home last week from a lengthy stay in Estill, Rock Ford, and Atlanta. Miss Alice Kearse and Mr. Newton Smoak, of Bamberg, were married Sunday afternoon at the bride's parents' home. Mr. and Mrs. George B. Kearse v ^ and lovely little Gladys Virginia returned Sunday from Estill, where they have been visiting. Thirty guests gathered Saturday afternoon at the lovely grove at Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Kearse's to make merry at a picnic given in honor of Miss Oswald and Mr. Williams. Watermelons, sandwiches, cakes, and ices were rerved. Mrs. Ollie Chitty and little daughter have returned from Norway. Beautiful Home Wedding. Olar, Sept. 2.?A beautiful home wedding was solemnized in the v Kearse section on Sunday afternoon, at the home of the bride's parents, l Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Kearse, Sr., the * contracting parties being Miss Alice v > Kearse and Mr. N. P. Smoak, of Bamberg. The affair was a quiet one, being witnessed by only a few friends and relatives of the bride and groom. The decorations in parlor, dining room and hall, were simple yet Idvely, consisting of golden rod, asparagus, ivy and potted plants. At the appointed hour of 5 o'clock the guests ? assembled in the parlor. To the beautiful strains of "Hearts and Flowers," rendered by Miss Ettie Kearse, the happy couple took their place under an arch of bamboo and ivy. The bride's dress was of lovely white marmiisette. worn over satin, with gloves, hat and shoes to match, * , and never did she look lovelier than on this occasion. The ceremony, performed by Rev. D. B. Groseclose, was brief yet impressive, and while "two happy hearts were made one" the soft strains of "Meditation" echoed through the room. Immediately after the ceremony a delicious course of cakes and ices b * VIRGINIA OUTLAWS LOCATED? Allen and Edwards Thought to be in Montana. Roanoke, Va., Aug. 30.?Detective W. G. Baldwin to-day received a letter from the chief of police in Silver Bow County, Montana, who writes that two men answering the descriptions of Sidna Allen and Wesley Edwards, the Hillsville fugitives, have been seen in that vicinity and that the authorities are working to land them. The letter further states that a family of Hatfields from West Virginia are living near there and it is supposed that the court room assassins are being cared for by them. While Detective Baldwin says he thinks it is possible that the men are Vinntori nnflnwe hft fparS urn; mu ???.?' ? there is some mistake as to the identification. He says the letter came from the chief, who should be a reliable source. The detective said to-ddy that he and his men have abandoned the search for the men in the Blue Ridge section. He said that he believed the outlaws have left the State. The State Election. The result of the recent primary is still in doubt, as there were so many more votes counted than usual that the State executive committee did not declare the result last Friday, and another meeting will be held today (Wednesday) in order to investigate the matter and get at an honest result. Tuesday Judge Jones's attorney filed a notice of protest, and W. J. Talbert and N. B. Dial have also niea a pruiesi ugdiuai ocuaiu; Tillman, saying that he did not file his expense account as required by law. What this protest will amount to remains to be seen. Over 140,000 votes were cast for governor, of which Blease received 71,525; Jones 66,466; Duncan 2,385. The vote for United States Senator was: Tillman 72,035; Talbert 36,533; Dial 27,879. Tillman says the matter of the extremely large vote should be investigated. The vote for attorney general was: Lyon 60,749; Evans 12,585; Peeples 44,866. A second race between Lyon and Peeples. The vote for State treasurer was: Carter 86,500; McLaurin 47,655. Carter elected. The vote for railroad commissioner was: Richards 68,884; Wharton 24,710; Cansler 40,851. Richards elected. All the old congressmen were reelected except Ellerbe in the sixth district, who was defeated by J. W. Ragsdale, of Florence, the vote being Ellerbe 9,456; Ragsdale 9,650. Aiken defeated F. S. Evans in third district by a vote of 16,243 to 5,312. Finley defeated both Ragsdale and Pollock in the fifth district, the vote being Finley 12,305; Pollock 4,788; Ragsdale 2,601. In the first district Legare defeated Larisey by a vote of 7,780 to 3,606. The result of the election in the second district is given in another column, Byrnes getting a large majority over Calhoun. For solicitor, Stoll defeated Tatum in the third circuit by a small majority; in the fourth circuit Spears defeated both Rogers and Laney; in the sixth circuit Henry defeated Foster; in the seventh circuit Otts, the incumbent, has a long lead over two opponents and will go into a second race with Hill; in the tenth circuit Bonham defeated Daniel; and in the twelfth circuit Wells defeated Gasque; in the second circuit Gunter had no opposition. All the solicitors stood for re-election and all were elected. The Josh Ashley faction won in Anderson county, and Josh goes back to the legislature, with a solid Blease delegation except Senator Sullivan, who did not have to run this year. was served, after which the bride changed her dress for her goingaway suit of Copenhagen blue, of latest weave and mode. Mr. and Mrs. Smoak left in an auto for their future home in Bamberg, followed by a shower of rice, old shoes and hearty good wishes. The bride is a deservedly popular young lady. By her lovable disposition and many good qualities she has won a large circle of friends, and 'tis with reluctance we relinquish her to the keeping of one worthy of so rich a trust. The groom has long been a resident of Bamberg, and enjoys the respect and confidence of the people of his town. They were the recipients of many beautiful i presents. IN THE PALMETTO STATE SOME OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. State News Boiled Down for Quick Reading?Paragraphs About Men and Happenings. Harry D. Calhoun has wired the State executive committee that he will contest the election of James F. Byrnes to congress on the grounds of alleged irregularities and the use of whiskey in the election. At a camp meeting at Beech Spring ! school house in Greenville county j Tuesday of last week Fred Jordan shot and instantly killed Oscar Coo| ley. Both men are white. The cause leading up to the killing is not known. In Barnwell county W. G. Simms. was re-elected clerk of court over two opponents, Dr. A. B. Patterson was elected Senator over Jas. E. Davis and J. Emile Harley, and Morris defeated Creech for re-election as sheriff. Samuel N. Hyde, the white man of Anderson, who murdered his wife and her father and who has been sentenced to death, has been respited until October in order that the physicians may examine further into his sanity. Isaiah Butler, who was sentenced to die in the electric chair at Columbia on August 14th, but whose sentence was commuted until last Friday, has had his sentence respited again. It is claimed that he is weakminded and terribly ignorant. His sentence has been commuted until September 25th. An eight-year-old daughter of Mr. Jesse Bridges, of Greenville county, was run over and instantly killed by a motor cycle ridden by Ford Cox, of Traveller's Rest, of the same county, Tuesday of last week. Mr. Cox was travelling at a rapid rate of speed and struck the little child as she was attempting to cross the road. J. C. Gibson, a young man about 23 years of age, was run over by an automobile in Columbia last Friday and severely injured. The car was driven by G. R. Perry, of JBlythewood, who was arrested and put up bond for his appearance at the recorder's court. Gibson is a cripple and was riding a bicycle when the automobile struck him. On account of the exceedingly large vote polled in the recent primary, the State executive committee, at its meeting Friday of last week, passed a resolution and appointed a committee to investigate the entire election. Another meeting of the committee will be held to-day (Wednesday) when the committee will report to the executive committee. Several warrants have been issued in Spartanburg against white men charged with attempting to vote more than once. The executive committee of that county proposes to ehpck un' the 10.000 names of those who voted in the recent primary, hut we are afraid the job is too large for it to be made thorough. There is no question but that the election was illegal but the proof will be hard to obtain. The political situation is getting perplexing. A few days ago Senator Tillman came out in a long open letter to Governor Blease in which he criticised the governor severely, yet offered his help in the matter of pardons and gave him some advice. The governor replied, and it seems that their friendship is at an end. We would be glad to publish both letters, as they are interesting, but space forbids this week. We may publish them later. N. B. Dial has sent a notice of protest to Senator Tillman, stating that he, Dial, will contest the Senator's election because he did not file an expense account. The Senator came out yesterday morning in a caustic reply to Mr. Dial and lays bare some facts in regard to Mr. Dial and his son with which Senator Tillman had something to do. Tillman says that under the circumstances Dial should not have opposed him, and after he had helped Dial's son and prevented his disgrace, he is surprised that Dial should stop so low as to attempt a contest on a flimsy technicality. We honestly believe that Judge Jones was elected governor of the State last Tuesday by a majority of at least fifteen thousand, and that the ballot boxes in many places were stuffed to defeat him. There should be a full and thorough investigation of the election.?Orangeburg Times and Democrat. P. T. HILDEBRAND FOR JUIX Solicitor Candidate to Succeed Ju Copes, who Will Resign. Orangeburg, Sept. 1.?Solicitor T. Hildebrand has announced his c didacy for the judgeship of the judicial circuit, which office is s to become vacant through the re nation of the incumbent, Judge R ert E. Copes. So far there is no c er announced candidate from 1 county for the position, and it stated Mr. Hildebrand will proba receive the unanimous endorsem of the Orangeburg County Bar. Mr. Hildebrand has served twe years as solicitor of the 1st cir< and was renominated in the cent primary, without opposition, a fourth term of four years. How the Counties Voted. County Blease Jones E Abbeville 1,316 1,322 Aiken 2,016 1,783 Anderson 5,074 2,756 Bamberg 575 684 Barnwell 1,181 1,063 Beaufort 178 480 Berkeley 633 478 Calhoun 399 588 Charleston 2,670 3,475 1 1 (7/>c -?ion ^ueruitee i,<ou ?,?ov Chester 1,147 1,147 Chesterfield .. .. 1,444 1,201 Clarendon 1,284 746 Colleton 1,470 1,080 Darlington 1,508 1,572 Dillon 1,135 1,097 Dorchester 675 690 Edgefield 637 1,352 Fairfield 729 799 Florence 2,014 1,911 Georgetown 589 975 Greenville 4,186 4,790 Greenwood 1,407 1,592 Hampton 614 836 Horry 2,110 1,433 Jasper 270 246 Kershaw 1,492 1,026 Lancaster 1,201 1,496 Laurens 2,212 1,773 1.000 759 Lexington 2,304 1,961 Marion 909 1,177 Marlboro 1,142 1,283 Newberry 1,613 1,437 Oconee 1,987 1,545 Orangeburg .. .. 1,786 2,750 Pickens 2,259 1,297 Richland 3,004 2,867 Saluda 1,108 935 Spartanburg .. .. 5,464 4,822 Sumter 888 1,353 Union 1,689 1,267 Williamsburg .. 868 1,026 York 2,346 1,963 Totals .. .. 70,300 65,986 2, In the Wrong Berth. The long train of Pulman slee] was rushing toward New York \ it load of human freight. It still early and only a few of the ] sengers were astir. A china sa man in one of the lowers was av ened by a commotion at the curti of the berth above him. A mon later a bare foot was thrust thro the opening and placed upon the e of his bed. A woman's voice sp in angry accents. "Look there, John! I bought tl stockings yesterday at Hunter's 25 cents a pair and they guarant them not to crock. I'm going send them back. Just see my foe T? cnmfl howilrlormpnt the dr mer beheld for an instant a da foot upon which the discolora was unmistakable. "Madam," he said, "the crocks long on the shelf across the ais ?Judge. Asking the Impossible. This story is told because I Gould says it is new. Mr. Gould leges that one dark night two ] were walking home from their c says the Cincinnati Times-Star. I gentlemen were potted for fair, mutual support and protection 1 were walking arm in arm. "Suddenly," says Mr. Gould, "1 fell over an obstruction on the pi ment. One rolled into the gutte: the left. The other fell into a tre left uncovered by some workmen the right. Dead silence reigned f< time. Then the man in the gu raised a feeble pipe. " 'I say, old chap,' said he, 'w you give me a bit of a lift?' " 'Wash thash?' asked the o from the trench. " 'I say, you know,' said the i in the gutter, won't you give me s of a lift?' " 'No,' said the other. " 'Why not?' asked the man in gutter. " 'B'cause,' said the man in trench, thickly, 'you're tryin' to ter me!' " m BENJ. R. HUMAN SCARED ' dge Si SENIOR SENATOR POINTS OUT p DANGER OF SECOND PARTY. an" Writes State Chairman Evans His 11 1st r< 00n Views on the Present Elecsig. tion Situation. n :ob- ? jT )th- Columbia, Sept. 3.?Senator Till- f] ^is man to-day addressed the following C1 jS letter to State Chairman John Gary ^ Lbly Evans: "I enclose you a letter which <3 ent came in to-day's mail from a man gj whom I do not know, but whom you a ;lve may know. I do not understand S( :uit w^at he means by the facts concern- C( re_ ing our State primary two years ago f0r between Featherstone and Blease, ^ but I do understand what he says e of the contest against Blease's re- q nomination. You already know what q my ideas are on the subject. If 0 >un. fraud has been practiced anywhere it ^ 38 ought to be ferreted out relentlessly q 91 and the guilty parties punished in the n 46 courts. t< 22 "My advice to the State executive ,p 11 committee is to go slow ana De sure r 11 that they can prove that Blease's 15 friends stuffed the ballot boxes be- ^ 6 fore they declare him not the nomi- n 31 nee of the party. If there is any ti 39 suspicion that there is an effort to a 28 rob him of the governor's office be- C1 3S cause of partisanship, then he will 20 run as an independent in November 40 and we would have two white fac27 tions contesting for the negro vote, 78 with the corporations all lined up fi 22 and an amount of money for him to 0 26 control as many negroes as neces- * 50 sary. But he would not need money, ^ 72 for the people would put him in office 12 if there is even a suspicion of unfair- 1 138 ness. So, I beg you to go very slow 0 25 and be sure of your ground before 97 von take any such steps as that. 120 "After the battle has cleared away 0 25 and we know where we are, we must ? 37 take counsel together to prevent a 29 repetition of this trouble and save a 88 the primary. The primary is our ark 29 of safety against negro domination. 73 The object now should he to make 27 the primary command the confidence s 19 and support of all the white people. 8 46 If Roosevelt could get his paw on j 83 South Carolina under the conditions . 21 which seem to threaten us, he has C 97 millions of dollars at his command 73 and Blease would not lack money 60 if he did get it from other sources." 105 b 2q One Farmer's Wife. L 44 r 2^ Hendersonville, N. C., Aug. 28.? e Mrs. Dicea Hyder, wife of W. R. p Hyder, who lives in the Blue Ridge q section, about six miles from Hendersonville, maintains her record of being one of Henderson county's most industrious farmer-housewives. Mrs. ^ Ders Hyder is a well known character in ^ vith Hendersonville, where she markets t wag all the products of her little farm. t She marketed the first sweet pota- t fc/ao~ 1 S. toes of the season in Hendersonville ^ .ak_ one month ago and while in town this lins week stated that her potato crop had lent alr?ady yielded her $50. She and Ugk her husband planted 15,000 potato ^ |dge plants, of which number approxil0ke mately 13,000 lived, there being" about a one-acre patch. She states u lose the crop is excellent and al- g for though she has been harvesting from t teed ^or a month the crop is by no r . t0 means exhausted. From half an t acre of tomato plants she says she um. has marketed $55 worth this season t inty and has only harvested theearly crop, t tion In addition to this Mrs. Hyder has c marketed several dollars worth of tje_ fruits and vegetables, prospects be- c le ? ing bright for one of the richest t harvests as a whole she and her husband have ever reaped. t t SPARTANBURG WOMEN AROUSED y Movement Started to Organize Equal * men Suffrage League. t Spartanburg, Aug. 31.?Women of l Spartanburg, moved by recent politi- * For cal develpoments in South Carolina, '^ey have raised their voice in demand of r c "votes for women" in this State. In '^ey response to a call issued to-day more a ave~ than fifty women met to consider the r *? organization of a suffrage league. !nch The meeting adopted resolutions j ' *? declaring the political conditions in or a this State "disgraceful" and adjourntt P7* 3 ed to meet again next Wednesday for permanent organization, on't e Wife Clubbed to Death. 1 ther r West Enfield, Mass., Aug. 26.? t man Frank Jacoby returned homelastnight 1 t bit to find his wife dead in a bed with c ja wound apparently made by a heavy t club on her head, and his 5-year-old t ~ ? i 1. V the son unconscious on tne noor. a u uuk. u which had contained $225 was brok- I the en open and the money was missing, "s flat- The police later arrested Charles t Smith, a boarder at the Jacoby home, a EDGE R. E. COPES TO RESIGN. ucessor of Late Charles G. Dantzler to Quit Bench. Orangeburg, Aug. 30.?It was with luch surprise that this community jceived this morning confirmation f the report of the intended resigation of Judge Robert E. Copes as ldge of the 1st judicial circuit of le State. The rumor having become nrrent, Judge Copes was interviewed y the correspondent of the News and ourier this morning. Judge Copes tated that he had decided to resign nd would tender his resignation Dme time before the fall term of aurt. Judge Copes was elected to the ench in January, 1911, to fill the unxpired term of the late lamented harles G. Dantzler, and soon after ualified; he has since filled the high ffice with satisfaction to the State, fo reason has been given by Judge lopes for this decision on his part, . ut it is understood that he will ensr upon the active practice of his rofession of the law as soon as he is * elieved of his official duties. The Hon. John S. Bowman, an at3rney of this bar and at present a lember of the house of representaives, has been spoken of as a probble candidate for the office to be vaated by Judge Copes. ? Fight Over Slice of Ham. . . M Phoenixville, Pa., Aug. 30.?In a ght whfch followed a controversy ver a slice of ham, Jackson Fryer, 1 years old, of Coatesville, was shot, rhile in a lumber catnp near here >day, and is in the local hospital 1 a serious condition. The contents f both barrels of a shotgun found Ddgment in the body of the injured lan. His assailant, alleged to be anther member of the lumber colony, n the J. W. Hillman farm, in West Ikeland township, has not yet been rrested. It is openly stated in the neighorhood that the peace officers hesiate to invade the village of lumber hacks until they are able to go in ufficiently large numbers. : t OB BED IN PULLMAN SLEEPER. Tharlotte Man Reports Loss of Five Thousand Dollars. Washington, Ga., Aug. 30.?Local anks were notified to-day that F. M. iaxton, of Charlotte, N. C., had been # obbed of $5,000 in cash and check m arly this morning while asleep in a 'ullman car between Atlanta and j, Jharlotte. Mr. Laxton is vice president of a ompany which is putting in a new lectric plant here and the money ras in part payment by the city of , - Vashington for that work. Four housand dollars of the money was in i he shape of a cashier's check and he rest in currency. So far as is mown here no arrest has been made. J CLEVER SCHEME DETECTED. / H Vorked Ten Years Until Something Slipped. Mobile, Ala., Aug. 30.?A roundip of indicted former employes of the louthern Railway came when Detecive Edward McQueen, of the raiload's secret service, reached Mobile o-day for the purpose of arresting ileven ticket sellers and takers of he Southern charged with swindling he company out of more than $25,100. Nine are now under arrest and ther arrests are only a matter of ime. All the depredations were commited on the Mobile-Selma branch of he Southern,- extending over ten ears, but the indictments cover only he last three years. It is alleged the plan was for the icket seller to sell unpunched and mstamped tickets. The ticket taker eturned the tickets unpunched to he seller, who resold them, the ticket ack consequently checking with the ash when auditors came. The seller md taker split the money. The scheme worked for a number if years until somebody slipped. )og Led Searchers to Master's Body. Joliet, 111., Aug. 29.?Led by a dog , searching party found the body of )ominick Gergrave, a Coal City minr, under a culvert several miles from lis home last night. ?ie naa oeeu aissing five days. When he left tome he told his wife he was going lunting. Daily searches were made f the surrounding country by friends >ut no trace of him could be found intil his dog, which had accompanied tis master, returned and guided the tarty to the bridge where the body pas found. Gergave had been shot Pith his own gun, but whether by iccident or otherwise Is not known.