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(The lamforg i?ral& > One Dollar and a Half a Tear. BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1912. \ Established 1891. COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. i" News Items Gathered All Around the ? County and Elsewhere. Ehrhardt Etchings. Ehrhardt, Sept. 16.?The rain&last week practically put cotton picking at a standstill. Gins are doing noth? ing, and nothing doing much in cotton selling. So 'twas a dull week for business in our town. The Carolina Gin Company have about gotten their machinery all in trim for work, and if the farmers get dry weather there will be cotton gathered in a rush until all is gathered. With suitable weather November 15th will leave very litle cotton in the fields in this section. Mr. Harry Copeland will leave for Newberry college this week for another nine months siege in his books to get the balance of his college education. Our town fathers have passed an ordinance forbidding the sale of any goods on the Sabbath. Only give two hours, from 9 to 11 o'clock a. m., to * deliver ice to the citizens. This i knocks out the habit of waiting until Sunday morning to do shopping, to * ?- J xi? i: 1. T mane ice cream ana rue iik.c. iuc for sickness will be sold at any time needed. Mr. Wescott, of Walterboro, spent Sunday in town. Nearly all the folks that went to the mountains and pleasure trips are at home now and hard at work to make up for lost time. Our doctors are kept busy all the ** time now. Mr. H. A. Hughes has sold his house and lot to Mr. A. C. Eckhardt, of Walterboro. Mr. Hughes will go to his farm again and start up a town on the railroad from Bamberg, S. C., to Ehrhard*, S. C., if it ever gets to be a railroad. Says that he I. * is promised a station on same. JEE. Denamrk Doings. Miss Annie Stokes, of Orangeburg, is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. W. L. Riley. , Mr. Samuel Guess left Monday fori Gainesville to attend the University of Georgia. Miss Ruby Guess is at home again after a stay of several weeks in Washington with Mrs. Bethea. Miss Ruth Seymour left Tuesday for Rock Hill Jo attend Winthrop college. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Riley spent the week-end with Mrs. Holman in St. Matthews. % t Miss Lillian Goolsby left Sunday for Fort Matte, where she has accented a nosition in the school. Misses Blonde Barton, Marion Riley, and Louise Zeigler went Friday to Winthrop college. Mr. Bovce Steadman left on Saturday for Columbia to attend the South v ^ Carolina University. Mrs. J. P. Carter and grand son, Jpo. P., Jr., were the guests of Mrs. G. W. Goolsby for a short while this week. Mrs. J. B. Guess and daughters, Sadelle and Frances, have returned home after a stay of several weeks in North Carolina. Mr. Willie Marvin, of Beaufort, was a visitor here this week. Misses Ashley, of Savannah, Ga., ' are the guests of Mrs. J. Z. Brooker. Miss Katherine Wilkinson entertained for quite a number of her friends on Tuesday evenig. Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Rice are at home ^ again after a stay of two months in Tennessee. Miss Kennedy, of Florida, is the guest of Mrs. Willie Fogle. y Mr. R. M. McCartha, of Bamberg, was in town for several days this , WCCh. u. SAFE CRACKERS IS ALABAMA. Make Raid on Small Town and Get Away Safely. Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 13.?A special from Huntsville, Ala., says V safe crackers were busy at Chase, Ala., early this morning, and succeeded in getting away with $235. The union depot safe contained only $24, but the Chase Nursery Company, which contained the postoffice, was robbed of $130. The cash register , of the Chase commissary was robbed ( of $30 and the thieves succeeded in collecting $51 from various other places in the building and made their escape. The ^afe was blown open with nitroglycerine and the thieves - are believed to have been experts. Carhartt's Overalls and gloves $1.00. Write F. G. MERTINS, Augusta, Ga. " > WEARY vOF LIFE WITH NEG 1 White Wife of Jack Johnson tempts Suicide. Chicago, Sept. 11.?The wife Jack Johnson, world's . chamj heavyweight pugilist, attempted cide to-night by shooting hersel! the head. She may die.r The woman had been in sue condition for several months that the advice of a doctor, Johnson employed two women attendant watch her. He was to have ta her to Las Vegas, N. M., for health, and was away getting tic! when she made the attempt. The attendants were with the man to-night when she opened a i inet drawer, took out a revolver, 1 said, and pointed it at her h They struggled with her, they but sbe succeeded in discharging weapon. At the hospital to-nigt was said that the bullet pai through the woman's head. The woman, formerly Etta Pe of Brooklyn, is 31 years of age, was married to Johnson three y ago in Pittsburg. Country Correspondence. Hazy Indian summer days 1 come in all their glory and fare are racing to gather the fleecy st before the expected equinoctual g come. A little malarial fever is do about over the community, but i to say we know of no serious c; anywhere. The hedges and grove, wood] and field and forest and swamp \ alive several nights last week by merry whoop of fox hunters and t canine songsters. Messrs. H don, Bamberg, Crider, Sandifer Smoak, are lovers of the chase this neighborhood returns thank them for taking out some thre< four foxes last week. We hope feathered kingdom will fare be for the foxes departure. Schools are opening and the < dren are making ready for t year's work and pleasure.. The school house at Pine G: is being overhauled and new fu ture being adjusted, consequently session there will not begin for,s few weeks yet, as the work is finished. At the home of Mr. and Mrs. I ry W. Herndon on last Sunday m ing promptly at 10 o'clock, t only daughter, Nora Ellen, and Jasper Brabham Padgett, all Spring branch neighborhood, t married. Rev. W. R. McMillan Bamberg," officiating. Owing to earliness of the hour and proi ness, quite a number of us were a little too late, however, we vie the happy couple and examined t many presents, before going preaching services at Spring Bra A bright future is before this yo ful couple, both of them just blc ing into grownups; and only sc children, thouglj the groom has to leave off his school days for t years, that he might care for widowed mother. The writer kn much of both of them, and can nothing but a future of happi and prosperity and may they long and be happy is our wish Jasper and Nora. The primary elections are over and wrould that as much inte be shown in the promotion of < cation and good roads developm as there was in the campaign, waft good wishes to the new c< of officers and to those re-elec and may the soreness and di pointment of the left ones be he; and may they just realize that could not be elected. Union meeting for the eastern vision will be held at Spring Bra church, the usual number of d ending the 5th Sunday. The chi has just been newly painted in and out, and the folks there are ing to prepare to give as wholes* stimulus to tne meeting as church presents in looks. Let ev body, who can, go and try to re the union meetings. Will Prescute Sophomores. Smithfield, X. C., Sept. 15.? parents of William Rand, the 1 versity of North Carolina freshn who died on the University cam at Chapel Hill, N. C., early Fri morning as the alleged result of 1 ing, announced to-night that spe counsel had been employed to as the State in the prosecution of four sophomores held responsible the death. The funeral was heid 1 to-day. The executive council of University will meet in Raleigh morrow to consider the case. 515.00 suits now 511.25, all w fit guaranteed. Write F. G. M! TINS, Augusta, Ga. RO IN THE PALMETTO STATE B At- CI SOME OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS KINDS IX SOUTH CAROLINA. ! Of , State News Boiled Down for Quick ' SUl- t\ ^ jn Reading?Paragraphs About L Men and Happenings. C h a ? p; ^ on A third primary must be held in a] had Aiken county to elect a member of 0] 5 to house of representatives. pi ken T. J. Bolen has been elected one of ai her the county supervisors in Orangeburg ai kets county by a majority of seven votes. B Furman'Bagwell, the young white hi wo" man of Anderson who shot his friend, tc cab- Milton Taylor, while Bagwell was be- hi -hey ing initiated into the order of Wood- k: ead. men 0f fhe world, has been acquitted ^ say, by a jury. Taylor stated, before he P( the died that Bagwell should not be proslt it ecuted. t 3se<* J. B. Smeltzer, a well known young sc Columbian, lost his life in the Y. M. g !rry* C. A. swimming pool one day last a] an(* week. Mr. Smeltzer was a young ^ ears man prominent among * college cir- J cles, having graduated from Newberry college last June, and had been B elected physical director at his alma lave mater for the coming session. U uers apie FOR LARGEST STEEL PRESS. ^ ales Gigantic Casting to Ride on Unique ix.j Pur anH R#> Fitted T7n. U1C Jonn ix. ivnigm, 01 tne izna tomfor pany C. A. C., stationed at Fort te iere Screven, died to-day, the immediate th the cause being pneumonia. It is stated, e> t?- however, this was caused by Knight er putting too much exertion into his 00l sounding the bugle calls. He was 21 ar ER- years of age and enlisted from Glenn- tr ville, Ga. ar % LltJU ?? . -r?lad ases The Bethlehem Steel Company has just completed the cross-head to the land lar&est steel press in the world. When ? yere completed it will be used by the tke Schoen plant of the Carnegie Steel 11 keir Comf py to manufacture car wheels. ? ern_ The total weight of the press will be u a ^ 2,135,000 pounds, and it will contain ^ and lar^est hydraulic cylinder in the Ci to world, with the largest copper liner h . ever made. 81 i or b the The steel casting just completed tter wei&hs 250,000 Rounds and does not a show a pin-hole defect in any place. s! ?hn_ Owing to the fact that there is heir on^y on? car *n existence which can h transport this and other pieces of the f( rove gigantic press, it will require about 8 irni_ three months to transport the enor- ^ the mous press to McKees Rocks. ome m "~HZ h not BROTHERS GLAD TO MEET AGAIN ? Sidna Allen and Edwards Now In tl len- iT Roanoke Jail. 0rn* N C! heir Roanoke, Va., Sept. 16.?Sidna Al- J * r' len and Wesley Edwards were lodged t( in jail here at 1 o'clock this after- T V6F6 noon. While Wesley Edwards is oc- a ' , cupying a bunk in his cell in the city th? _ jail, his fiancee, Miss Maude Iroler, s< np*~ occupies a room in a hotel just across V the street. a The Aliens, who were already in b heir # jail here, were delighted to see their IJ |_? kinsmen when they arrived. Floyd t( nc shook hands with his brother and H u " greeted him heartily. There was a tl general all-round handshaking, when d 0<\ this was over, the two latest arrivals were given a cell close by those oc- C( hroe . . cupjed by the others. 0 his Miss Iroler will leave here to-mor- a l0^s row morning for her home. ' C( see i Gov. Mann has not appointed any S1 nfss judge to try Allen and Edwards. Alliv? ~ fhough Sidna Allen expressed a wish for to have his trial at Hillsville, it is certain that the commonwealth will 0 ncrw ask for a change of venue. ti irest u B(*u~ How to Treat Our Flag. ci ent, We The flag should not be hoisted be- ? orps f0re sunrise nor allowed to remain up after sunset, sap- When the national colors are pass- , aled jng on parade or in review, the spec- ' a11 tator should, if walking, halt, and, if sitting, arise, stand at attention and cj di- uncover. b mch When the national and State flags ays, fiy together the national flag should I ^ 1- - - - .. . . . I DC lruii be piacea on tne rigm. w side in placing the flag at half staff, it -r try- should be first hoisted to the top of tj ome the staff and then lowered to posithe tion. Preliminary to lowering from ery- half staff, it should first be raised to d, vive the top. n, On Memorial Day the flag should fly at half staff from sunrise to noon . and full staff from noon to sunset.? Lesile's Weekly. Uni ien' BLEW HLMELF TO DEATH. ipus . day Army Bugler Dies from Over Exer- 3J ^az~ tion in Sounding Calls. ec cjal gi sist Savannah, Ga., Sept. 13.?Musician J. EAT AND HOB STOREKEEPER. fljpj hesterfield Negroes Commit Outrage and Make Their Escape. LAST Cheraw, Sept. 14.?At 9 o'clock lis morning, watching their chance, Sweet vo strange negroes entered Mr. B. . Burns's store, a few miles from heraw, at Cashs, and asked for a air of shoes. Mr. Burns got them,, ^ id while one pretended to try theip ^llen i both men jumped on him. One ghQt tilled a large rock out of his pocket house id beat Mr. Burns over the head , .... killmj id face, cutting him severely. Mr. ^ urns begged them not to kill him, night it to take what they wanted. They ^ >ok $125 out of the safe, a double- wj1*jcj3 arretted shotgun, cartridges and a taye nife and left. Mr. Burns and Mr. retun J. L. Gillespie, of Cheraw, who hapened to come in about that time, ave the alarm. The sheriff was Miss . ilephoned for and soon got on the ^ ;ene. Bloodhounds were? also tele- ^ raphed for. There is high feeling he w mong the lumber mill hands at ^use ashs, negroes and whites, and a wj.^, 'nching may be looked for if cooler ^ ' eads cannot prevent it. While Mr. ficergurns is apparently not seriously in- tryin^ ired, his recovery will depend on f evelopments during the next day or V vo. . len w [ASSEY REMOLD FROM HOME. A 1 ______ in he ancaster Veteran No Longer at Con- montl federate Home. a _ v trail. Columbia, Sept. 14.?That Veteran Moin* amuel Massey has been dismissed the n om the Confederate home was ad- carpe litted this morning by Maj. W. H. name .ichardson, the chairman and treas- w*th rer of the board of commissioners. All harges of maltreating one of his J?hn Dmrades, Thomas Whittle, hitting cust ? im over the head with a chair, re- had ulting in the trial of Veteran Massey Bald-* y the board September 6th and 7th Roan nd the outcome is the final dismis- few J il of Mr. Massey. Pod i Mr. Massey and the Confederate Edwa ome have been in the public prints night jr some weeks. The matter first made tarted with the alleged charge that [ajor Richardson was attempting to Be' lfluence the old soldiers to vote for Allen ov. Blease, followed closely by the form* ear d,suspending Massey for 80 days him; n the charge of being disorderly on "Bo Be le premises. A temporary restrain- a rev ig order preventing this from being der. nrrifirt intn ofppot wap cranted bv np hi: udge Gary on application of At- 4<I )rney John J. McMahan for Massey. hereafter Massey again took up his undei bode at the home. Col. 1 Then came the charge that Mas- local 3y hit one of his comrades, Thomas Edwa Whittle, over the head with a chair, in nd the case was considered by the parec oard on September 6th and 7th. At uncle lat time Major Richardson declined was 1 ) give out anything for publication. Mi) [owever he admitted this morning lat Massey had been permanently same ismissed from the home. ^e Veteran Massey is from Lancaster to th Dunty and was an ardent supporter vious f Judge Jones. Major Richardson dress nd the members of the board of A^ Dmmissioners of the home are arres trong supporters of Gov. Blease. Edwa "V icholls Refuses to Serve on Board, ago," ried. Spartanburg, Sept. 14.?Because t ^ f the fact that he is unable to spare .. no id le necessary time from his person- me ,, I law practice and business in the ity of Spartanburg, Samuel J. Nich- gi(3 lis this morning refused to accept | talkC( * - xl. _ I le appointment as a memDer 01 me ^gw oard of regents for the State h03- conce ital ?or the insane, made yesterday atejy y Gov. Blease, vice J. Wright Nash, a -signed. moun Mr. Nicholls stated that he appre- Nortt iated the honor bestowed upon him and t y the governor of the State and re- ing t retted his inability to serve as a sever; lember of the board, but felt that it ^ ould require too much of his time W ek 1 Columbia and on the grounds of tkeir le hospital and hence it wrould not> passe; e possible for him to accept. ( The State insane hospital is con- ^ioint ucted by a board of regents, five in that umber, and this board has complete bere mtrol over all of the affairs of the istitution, expending large sums of oney annually. there. Elirhardt School Opening. and 1 ______ pecte< On Monday morning, September safe t )th, the doors of the Ehrhardt grad- "11 1 school will be opened for the .be- ago il nning of the fall session, with Mr. squari W. Barber in charge. done It is the earnest desire of both Claud anhprs nrtrl the trnstpps that all of le children in the community'who All< :pect to attend this session be pres- tragec it at the opening day, if possible. who, ! Appropriate exercises have been "W ranged for the day. Both patrons Floyd ustees are expetced. Webb id visitors will be welcomed; of car t - BETRAYS FUGITIVE OF HILLSVILLE CLAN CA TURED IN UES MOINES. heart of Wesley Edwards Lea ctives, Unwittingly, of Course to the Fugitives. i Moines, la., Sept. 14.?Sid leader of the Allen clan, whi up the Carroll county co\ at Hillsville, Va., March j ? Judge Massie and others, a lephew, Wesley Edwards, are manacled in cells at t ail as a result of love affa i led detectives to them. Be announced their willingness i to Virginia without requi wards, for the love of whi Maude Iroler, of Mount Airy, id innocently led detectives loines, was captured to-night as returning to his boardi t atfer having worked all c i paving gang. Just as he boa street car, detectives and surrounded it. Edwards v I to escape by crawling throu ont end of the car when offie it him. The arrest of Sidna . as effected earlier in the da ^isit by Edwards to Miss Iro r North Carolina home abou b ago and the accidental loss ter put the detectives on 1 The fugitives had been in I 3s since April 28. Allen, urn ame of Tom Sayre, worked a: nter, and Edwards, under i of Joe Jackson, was emplo} a city paving gang, en was arrested at the home Cameron, at Eleventh and 1 streets, where he and his neph been rooming, by Detect!' vin, Lucas and Munday, oke, Va. The arrest ocurrec ninutes after Miss Iroler st nto the Cameron home to m rds, whom she was to wed , according to an arrangem* when he visited her in Virgil How Capture Was Made, tective Lucas was at her he< was in an upper room when id that visitors wanted to i he came down stairs. As he < 'tective Lucas covered him w olver and asked him to sunAllen hesitated and then thr s hands, remarking as he did i ess I'm your man." en was handcuffed and pla< : guard of city detectives, wt 3aldwin and Chief Jenny, of 1 department, went in search .rds, who was said to be at w< e western part of the city, j itly Edwards had heard that had been captured, because lot to be found until tq-nigh as Iroler arrived in Des Moi: morning, unaware that on train were detectives who wa r sweetheart. She went straij :e Cameron home, having p ly been provided with the , and the officers followed. :hough surprised she took t of Allen and the capture trds with little show of conce Lesley was down home a moi she said. "We were to be m He gave me the money to co is city and this address. I 1 ea that any one was follow: Allen Talks Freely. Ina Allen, in his cell to-nig d freely of the events of the 1 months, but declined to say jni rning his movements imme after the court house trage md Edwards remained in 1 tain country of Virginia a i Carolina for about a mon hen got over into Kentucky, i 0 Louisville, where they sp< al days. Their next stop was ,ouis, where they remained They had sufficient money needs and travelled as first-cls ngers. don't know why we came to I js," said Allen, "unless it v 1 ^ thought we would be sai Several years ago I was in t [yke, and I figured that the would think I had gone ba So we came to Des Moir got work as a carpenter and < 1 to remain here until it w jack home. vould have given myself up lo : I had thought we could get e deal. But see what they ha to Floyd, my brother, a e." Blames umcers. 3n declared that the court hou ly was the fault of the office: he said, began the shooting, e heard a few days befo Alien's trial began that Sher had bought a hundred roun tridges and had made the i ' -V 1' ^ NEW B. & L. AT BRANCHVILLE. Enterprise Promises to Encourage P Much Home Building. \ Branchville, September 14.?The ids Branchville Building and Loan As- . sociation has been organized with a capital stock of $25,000, un^er authority of a commission recently na granted by the secretary of State. ck Books of subscription were opened . last week in the Bank of Branchville and 214 shares of the proposed issue ^ of 250 shares of stock were subtQ_ scribed promptly. The remainder of ^ the stock will be taken up in a short . time, as it is being held for some )th ProsPect*ve home-builders among the tQ young men of the town. gI_ At a meeting of the stockholders L. H. Fairey, S. Weathersbee, Oscar ? ^ W. Smoak, B. X. Minus, P. E. Dukes, 3m ^ W. C. Martin and P. P. Bethea were . * elected directors. The directors then to ag elected the following officers: L. H. Fairey, president; P. Earl Dukes, | vice president; J. B. Williams, Jr., secretary-treasurer; W. C. Martin, , solicitor. The stockholders are all otenthusiastic over the prospects for /as the new enterprise, as t.here are seyers eral applicants for building privi. leges already listed, and it looks like there is good business ahead.* y. ler ^ . 0 Calhoun Will Run. Id 4 ^ vtfi] f Col. and Mrs. Harry D. Calhoun .v..^ ( hp > . have returned from Glenn Springs, ? Dps where they went for a ten days stay ier after the recent primary. x s a When seen by a representative of the this paper and asked if he had any -; statement to make in regard to his k* ' i recent race for congress, Mr. Galhoun yjL said: "To my friends who supported ^?~ me in the recent primary I feel very eTV grateful, and announce that I will be pgc . / a candidate for congress two years ?* hence. I have alarmed the district 1 a and State against the adoption of the ep~ Bristow amendment, and am staisfled v ppf* \ that our legislature won't ratify it t0~ when it meets in January."?Barn3n* .well Sentinel. da. - " ;i>i ? SURROUNDED BY TfflRTEENS. 5lS. *n~ Excuse Enough for Commissioner of B66 ... . Fisheries Bowers to Ponder. ' , M ' ??-r? it?1 Washington, Sept. 13.?George 51. ~ Vt en" Bowers, United States commissioner ew of fisheries, employed every agency 80 * to-day to defy the superstition of the unlucky figure 13 combined with the ill-omened Friday. It is the coml^e missioner's birtAday and he became alarmed to find that he was surnf rounded by thirteens. )rk rpjje ^ay |s the 13th. Mr. ^ Bowers is 49 years of age; the addihie tion of those figures equals 13. Furte ther than that the addition of the figl*' ures of the year 1912 also makes 13. On top of it all is the period of the "dark of the moon." As soon as he arose the commissioner started on a ^ hunt for a rabbit's foot, ire o/1_ STEVENSON ISSUES CALL. v -'Sgl Democratic Executive Committee to ?~ Meet Sept. 24 in Spartanburg. rn Columbia, Sept. 15.? W. F. Stevar_ enson, chairman of the Democratic me executive committee appointed to iniad vestigate the State-wide primary of lDS August 27, called a meeting of the sub-committee to be held in Spartanburg, S. C., September 24. The meeting is to be held in Spartanburg, ast S. C., became, Mr. Stevenson points lcb out, the most extensive charges of ; fraud centered in the great Piedmont counties which cast the heaviest vote in the State. Lnd On the face of the returns from tho primary, Cole L. Blease, present gov5?~ ernor, was renominated by a majority 5nt of about 3,000. The returns on their in face showed a total vote of about a 140,000, as against 107,000 two years " for ago. ass KILLED BECAUSE OF SERMON. )es ras' West Virginia Minister Assaulted Af^er ter Preaching on Dishonesty, he of- Charleston, W. Va., Sept. 13.?Afck ter preaching a sermon on the subLes ject of dishonesty, the Rev. R. H. ix- Green, a Red Sulphur circuit pastor, 'as of the Methodist Church, South, was assaulted and so badly injured that ng he died a few hours later, according ; a to news received here to-day from ve Monroe county. The Rev. Mr. Green nd had delivered the sermon in a school house and was returning to his boarding house when several unidentified so men attacked him. rs, ? mark that he was going to show that re Allen gang some 'real court,' but we iff did not expect trouble that day, and ds there wouldn't have been any if the e- officers had not begun it." *. . . . / Jj