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(Hit? lambmj feralb One Dollar and a Half a Year. BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1912. Established 1891. ? ' 1 * COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS Y SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. News Items Gathered All Around the " o ? County and Elsewhere. t Ehrhardt Etchings. v E Ehrhardt, Sept. 30.?We have had ^ some kind of weather every day last . week, but most of it has been wet. ^ Mr.. J. G. Herndon brought the writer in a sweet potato from his patch that weighed about ten pounds. Was of the Forty to the Hill variety. d Mr. Herndon is a close, good farmer, using all his energy to do his part by ^ his growing crop. Our graded school opens to-day. ^ The superintendent of education has . promised to talk for us, along with others. The principal for this year f is Mr. J. W. Barber, of Fort Mill, S. C., and two lady teachers will teach our little ones' minds new ideas and ^ L how to get "book larnin'," etc. Hope they will have a full attendance of j, children in all departments, so as . the teachers can have no excuse about having nothing to keep them h busy. g Cotton gathering is going on very slow* on account of the continued w*et weather. ^ k' Mr. F. S. Fennell will take charge of the sawyer's lever for the Hacker Mfg. Co. to-day. Glad to learn he has taken a notion to be with us again. This morning feels like winter is on the way. Mr. O. Perry Folk says that he is well acquainted with the weather, as he has had some experience with it, and expects more at an early date. (Mail carrier.) JEE. ,, Denmark News. ^ Denmark, Oct. 1.?Miss Mell Kearse, of Bamberg, was the guest of 0 Miss Phillips on Sunday. t Mr. D. B. Reed, of Columbia, was g here this week. Miss Esther Polair spent the week> end at her home in Aiken. f Emmett Gillam, of Lees, spent s sunaay nere. Mr. F. C. Chitty has gone to Sal- ' leys to take a position in the school E there. 1 Mr. R. A. Goolsby spent Sunday t with H. W. Goolsby in Fort Motte. 0 Messrs. Harvey and Sam Danna ^ are helping Rev. T. E. Morris with 1 an evangelistic meeting. * - Miss Annie Stokes returned to her * home in Orangeburg on Friday, after 3 a visit to her aunt, Mrs. W. L. Riley. 8 Mr. R. M. McCartha, of Bamberg, 1 , was in town Sunday. * Mr. Walter B. Gillam went Monday to Charleston to enter the medical c college. % Miss Josephine Faust left this J week for Macon, Ga., to enter Wes- ^ lyn college. Fairfax Fancies. a Fairfax, S. C., Sept. 30.?Mrs. C. 1 W. Barber, Miss Maude Barber, Leland Barber and Mrs. W. J. Sanders returned last Tuesday after spending several months in the North Carolina mountains. The body of Lawrence Best was brought here from Savannah recent. ly, where he died as the result of an accident. On Friday afternoon Wm. Knight, who had been taken to Columbia hos? pital for an operation was brought home and breathed his last as he entered his room. His devoted young wife and mother had gone with him to Columbia, and are now heartbroken. He married Miss Celie Wilson little over a year ago. All sympathize with these devoted stricken ones. Our school is now in splendid run- 3 ning order. Prof. Coker has revived t the literary society and established 2 r , another one for the younger set. Last s Friday was "Tennyson Day" with t them. Next time "Longfellow" will be quoted by every member. Miss Harrison, our progressive music c teacher, has a musical club for her c pupils, reading to and questioning c them about famous musicians, showing their pictures, etc. Her pupils are advancing rapidly. 4 Somebody's definition of success is: "He has achieved success who ? has lived well, laughed often, and I t loved much; who has gained the re- l spect of intelligent men, the trust of t pure women and the love of little ? children; who has filled his niche I and accomplished his task, who has 1 4 ' left the world better than he found s it, who has never lacked apprecia- l , . tion of earth's beauties, or failed to ? express them, who has looked for the i best in others, and given the best he f , had. Life was an inspiration, his c memory a benediction." And all s of these are so human! S. L. S. t > # MILL WORKER A SUICIDE. V. W. Cleveland Borrows Pistol and Shoots Himself. Anderson, Sept. 30.?W. W. Cleveland, aged 4 7 years, an operatir in one of the local cotton mills, his morning asked off from his rork, and went to a patch of woods learby where he committed suicide iy shooting. He had been drinking n Saturday and Sunday, but beyond his no reason can be found for his ash act. After getting permission from one f the mill bosses to get off for the ay, Cleveland went to Scott Evans, rho worked near him, and told Ivans that he expected to go fishing nd wanted to borrow his pistol. Ivans told him that he would glady lend him the pistol, but that he iad only two cartridges. Cleveland eplied that he would get some cartidges elsewhere. He secured the listol from Evans and left the mill uilding. Later a passerby discovered Clevemd's body lying near a road hrough the woods. Cleveland had laced the muzzle of the pistol near lis right eye and fired, the bullet ntirely putting out the eye and pentrating the brain. The bullet lodgd under the skull on the left side of lis head. Coroner Beasley was notified and n inquest was held. Denmark High School News. The Lanier Literary Society held ts first meeting last Friday and lected the following officers: Mr. Thomas B. Wilkinson, Jr., resident; Mr. Reynold C. Wiggins, ice president; Miss Frances Guess, ecretary; Miss Vera Wiggins, orders' critic; Miss Hart, literary critic; liss Ruth Guess, librarian. Mr. Swearingen, superintendent >f education, made a short visit to he school Monday. State Superintendent of Education, Swearingen, at Ehrhardt. With bright prospects of a successul year's work the Ehrhardt high cheol opened this morning. An lour before the tap of the bell anLouncing the beginning of the opendg exercises, an unusually large atenaance of pupils and patrons were m the grounds and in the building. ?he session opens with an entirely tew faculty, consisting of Mr. J. W. Barber, of Fort Mill, principal, with Jrs. Jasper Zeigler, of Ehrhardt, md Mrs. Kettrell, of Laurens, assistints. On the rostrum were Dr. Jno. .j. Copeland, chairman board of rustees, Messrs. S. N. Copeland and 3enj. Clayton, members of the board >f trustees, Revs. E. A. McDowell ind B. D. Groseclose, pastors of the own. Principal Barber and State Superintendent of Education Swearngen. At ten o'clock the audience rose md sang "My Country 'Tis of Thee." lev. E. A. McDowell conducted devotional exercises, after which Rev. 3. D. Groseclose introduced Mr. Swearingen. For 35 or 40 minutes his efficient and worthy State officer ield in rapt attention the patrons md pupils of this school with an ad Iress on education, the like of which t has seldom been the privilege oi he people of this community to rear. We esteemed ourselves fortmate indeed .in having him with us Lt the opening of the school. The partons feel that they are tc )e congratulated on the factulty thai he trustees have secured. Not onlj ;an it be said of them that they are ntellectuallly qualified, but that thej ire teachers who will set before heir pupils the example of elivated Christian characters. Mr. Barber is t young man of the loftiest aspiraions for life, being an A. B. graduite of Furman University and having pent one year at the Southern Bapist Theological Seminary. Too much credit cannot be accorded the progressive and efncien: board )f trustees, who will begin immeiiatelv the erection of a ten thousand lollar school building. ' Ehrhardt, S. C., Oct. 1, 1912. Girls Walk Street Under Disguise. Atlanta, Oct. 1.?Certain young prls in Atlanta who want to walk he streets more than young girls lave got any business to be walking hem, have adpoted the unique disruise of carrying a bundle of school>ool-:s dangling at the end a strap. There are so many bona fide school ,rirls going to and from the city and ligh schools every day that the 'phony" school girls have been workng their little scheme successfully or some time past, but in the midst >f the present upheavel of reform several of them have been brought to aw. IN THE PALMETTO STATE | SOME OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. State News Boiled Down for Quick Reading?Paragraphs About Men and Happenings. T. U. Vaughn, who was arrested in Baltimore a few days ago, will be carried to the State penitentiary to ensure his not escaping from jail again. It is likely a special term of court will be called to try him. George Yeargin, a popular young farmer of Graycourt, Laurens county, had his hand so badly cut in a gin on Thursday that his arm had to be taken off, the operation being performed at the Laurens hospital on Tuesday. Dave Boazman, a negro, was knocked in the head and killed in Newberry county last Saturday night. Joe Clark Berry, postmaster of Silver Street, and W. C. Bledsoe, both white men, are charged with the killing. The cause of the difficulty is not known. Mrs. Hattie E. Bennett, of Winnsboro, secured a verdict against the Southern Railway Company, for the killing of her husband in a wreck near Paris on August 20, 1911, for $25,000, last Saturday. The judge took under advisement the matter of reducing the verdict. Bruce-Brown, twice winner of the grand prize race at the Savannah Automobile races, was killed at Milwaukee, Wis., Tuesday. He was making a trial spin over the course preparatory to the Vanderbilt Cup race which took place Wednesday. His mechanician was also seriously injured and will probably die. Frank Davis, baggage solicitor on incoming trains at Charleston, was arrested Tuesday morning, charged with having stolen a valise contain ing $400 from the waiting room oi the Southern Railway's depot at Summerville on August 23rd. The money was to have been used to pay off the men of the Charleston Mining and Manufacturing Co. A sensation was caused in Chester on Tuesday by the arrest of-15 white men and two negroes, charged with violating such laws as liquor-selling, gambling and Sunday sale of soft drinks. The niayor of the city had had a detective working in the mat. ter for some time. The cases were postponed to October 9th, the accus; ed in the meantime being out or bond in the sum of $250 to $300 each. Mrs. Emma G. Cash; a wealthy ' lady of Spartanburg, received a Black 1 Hand letter in the mail Monday morning, demanding that she deposit $150 in a cigarette box in a certair ( spot. She reported the matter to the police who requested that she do as " requested in the letter. Frank L Zemp, a prominent employee of the Southern Power Company, picked up 1 the box and was arrested by the police charged with blackmail. He was J aw a /4 A A V\nn H icieaseu auuci a uuuu. L Perfect Titles. i Franklin P. Adams, the New York Mail's paragrapher, has a fad. He ; collects appropriate names. He thought he had reached the ultimate ? limit when he heard that Constant : Agoney was a woodchopper in Clinr ton county, New York, who suffered s from chronic rheumatism and had 14 r children; and that Judge Rainey s Wells, living near Coldwater, GalI loway county, Kentucky, was a lead> er of the Prohibition forces in the blue-grass state. But now he knows better, for some ; kind friend sent him the printed ad vertisement of a tourist hotel in Switzerland. The name of the chief guide was Hugo Furst. The name 1 of the proprietor was Constant Sauss. And the very next day he discovi ered that the firm of O'Neal and Pray sold prayer books in a New England city.?Saturday Evening Post. Bride 95, Bridegroom 90. Constantino Emillo and Martina : Pasenal, aged 90 and 95 respectively, > decided on July 28 that a life of ; single blessedness was not the proper thing and held them to the altar where they were joined in holy wedlock by the Rev. Nicolas Zamora of the Methodist church. I The ninetv-five-year-old bride coni fesses coyly to two former excursions into matrimonial fields, both of her former helpmeets having preceeded ; her to the realms beyond. As far as is known or. he will confess, her presi ent leige lord is having his first voyage on the sea of matrimony. STATEMENT FROM JUDGE JONES. Defeated Candidate Thanks His Supporters in Recent Primary. Columbia, Oct. 1.?Judge Ira B. Jones to-night expressed his appreciation of the support of his followers and his gratitude to them and his position in contesting the election in the following statement: "To the People of South Carolina: The State executive committee of the Democratic party has declared Gov. Blease to be the nominee of the party for the office of governor, and I do not question the correctness of their conclusion from the evidence that they had before them. I am also persuaded that the sub-committee charged with the duty of investigating the k conduct of the election did all that was possible for them to do in the time that could be given to their i task. "I think it proper now to return my thanks to all those who supported me by votes, voice or influence, and who joined me in a contest which we believed was for the best interest of South Carolina. To all such I wish to say that in the light of the suspicion of fraud and illegality , which was so freely expressed, I felt it to be my duty to them, as well as to myself, to contest the election an^ to this end I employed counsel. "To conduct such inquiries and . procure such testimony as would prove these suspicions well founded would have required a large sum of money for the necessary expenses of such an investigation in many counties?a sum much beyond my ability ; to furnish. I made no request for money from those who were interest1 ed in the success of the cause which I represented, as a call for funds had been made by the State executive committee for an impartial investiga tion by a sub-committee of their own t body.; Upon the result of this com[ mittee action I was, therefore, forced . to rely. r "Their report, based upon a full ; investigation in a few counties, a - * - - 1 J i partial report irom several auu uu ' report at all from several others, . with no further testimony furnished to me, did not justify me, in law or in morals, to urge action by the full committee different from the recomk mendations of the sub-committee, t and so it was that I submitted the matter of my contest to their decision upon the testimony reported to them. "The confidence and support of my friends in this contest fill my heart with deepest gratitude. "IRA B. JONES." i Shot Defending Negroes. r ; Muskogee, Okla., Sept. '23.?Be' cause they imported negro cotton : pickers into a section where negroes i had never been allowed to stay, three ? farmers, Sam Robinson, W. A. Larri5 more and John Hilton, were shot , near here last night. Robinson and i Larrimore will probably die. They ) were shot by a band of white men . who organized to drive the negroes 5 out and found the white men on the ground to protect the negroes. More trouble is feared and the sheriff with a strong force of deputies has gone to nno y nrVlir>>l nl 51 OP thP ShOOt jlii iai luu} u^ai tt iuvu jt/.wv-v. ?^ ,? - ing took place. Water for Whiskey. ?? . Atlanta^Ga., Oct. 1.?After spend. ing time, brains and energy to con1 nect Ed Willis with certain flasks that had been confiscated in an alr leged blind tiger on Decatur street, . aDd after finally proving with infinite . pains that Willis was the real propri, etor of the bottles, the detectives opened one of them in the presence of i the police judge to complete their . case, and found to their amazement that the receptacles contained only > water. , The laugh was decidedly on the detectives, and Ed Willis could not re. strain a loud guffaw. "But remember, he who laughs last laughs best," said one of the detectives and straightway began to work up evidence to convict Willis of cheating and swindling for selling water for whiskey. L Stingless Bee Has Arrived. Philadelphia, Oct., 1,?The sting less bee at last has arrived, having . been produced by an English apiarist named Burrows. A description of the new bee sa^s the hybrids are . splendid workers, and are less liable ; to disease than the ordinary honey producers. Burrows mated cyprian drones with Italian queens, to pro; duce the new bee. PnwVoWf'n nimrolla anH ?1(1VPR vaiuai iu o v * $1.00. Write F. G. MERTINS, Augusta, Ga. i BLEASE SETS THE OFFICE c li LYON AND PEEPLES RUN OVER ON OCTOBER FIFTEENTH. The Contest by Dial and Talbert is y Dismissed and Tillman De- n clared Nominee. 0 . b Columbia, Oct. 1.?Cole L. Blease e was declared the nominee for gover- fi nor by the State Democratic execu- A tive committee this afternoon, in a ti meeting characterized by harmony > and good feeling. t] B. R. Tillman was declared the c nominee for United States senator. ]\ The nomination for the other officers, a excepting attorney general, were announced, and a second primary to decide between J. Fraser Lyon and Thomas H. Peeples, for attorney gen- p eral, was ordered to be held on the ^ 15 th of October. It was declared the ^ sense of the committee that all races ^ yet to be held in any counties ought to take place at the same time the t primary for attorney general is held. ' Much discussion was had over a t proposition to call a State conven- ^ tion next year to revise the regulao tions and rules of the party, but af- .. ter full discussion this matter was t not acted on iurtner man leaving ^ it to the committee, to be appointed t by the chairman, to draft the suggested changes and report back to the full committee before January 1. 1914Jones's Protest Withdrawn. 0 After the report of the sub-com- t mittee investigating the election and n the committee on tabulation, Mr. R. s W. Shand, representing Judge Ira s B. Jones, withdrew the latter's pro- t test and announced that they had no t exceptions to file and no further ar- v gument to make. .v Mr. John T. Duncan was present t but made no statement, and Mr. F. f H. Dominick, attorney for Governor Blease, said he had nothing to say, except they had gone into the contest and it had come out as they be- ^ lieved it would. c A report exonerating Secretary Christie Benet of all charges made d against him by the governor, growing out of the matter of tickets for Lee f and Pickens counties, was made by a sub-committee through Mr. Manning and adopted by the State com- . mittee. Mr. Benet was commended for his faithfulness and devotion to duty and the fair and impartial manner in which he carried on his duties. The contest by Messrs. Dial and Talbert, in the matter of United , States senatorships, was dismissed on motion of Mr. Greer. Neither of these gentlemen was present to-day. See Need of Changes. Stress was laid by member after l member on the necessity of throwing c some adequate safeguards around r the primary and of the widespread x discontent with the present lax method of conducting the elections. The , suggestion to call a State convention t next year to act on this matter was r favored by several, among them Mr. ( E. S. Blease, but was passed over and j no action taken. ^ a mntinn to memorialize the legis- + w I lature to pass laws restricting the right to participate in the primary election to registered voters-, offered by Mr. Park, was rejected. A resolution that the solicitors of the various circuits be requested to prosecute cases of violation of the primary laws was adopted. The report of the sub-committee, * upholding the action of the George- * town county committee in awarding 1 the nomination for treasurer to Mr. * McConnell, was adopted. The con- c test from Beaufort was dismissed, because no one appeared to press it. x Suitable resolutions on the death of Mr. R. P. Hamer, offered by Dr. T. 1 H. Dreher, was adopted. The committee, at a late hour this f afternoon, adjourned. a I Mayor Refuses to Invite Roosevelt. ^ Columbia, Sept. 28.?Theodore Roosevelt will be invited by the na- v tional corn exposition officials here ^ to deliver the principal address at . ? t ?... 07 on/I the corn snow on jauuax,y *?, ^ the invitation will be sent to the s colonel at once. This announcement was made at the corn exposition offices to-day.% Mayor Gibbes has stated that he . will positively have nothing to do ^ with inviting the Bull Moose leader ^ to Columbia and the local chamber s of commerce officials have openly declined to take part in the invitation. ., They believe it will have some effect ^ on the political situation that would not be rejoiced in South Carolina. The corn show people believe that the colonel's address will be a drawing card for the exposition. CONGRESSMAN BYRNES UNHURT Lumor Current in Charleston Proves Totally Unfounded. A report that gained currency here esterday to the effect that Congresslan Jas. F. Byrnes, representative f the 2d South Carolina district, had een shot and killed in Aiken, provd upon inquiry to be wholly unDunded. Mr. Byrnes is at home in liken, and was seen yesterday afsrnoon by a representative of the lews and Courier. It is probable hat the trouble at Wagner, in Aiken ounty, gave rise to the report that Ir. Byrnes had been shot.?News nd Courier, Sept. 30. Vaughn Brought Back. r Baltimore, Sept. 25.?Sheriff J. 'erry Poole, of Greenville, S. C., left ere this afternoon with Thurston T. Vaughn, who is wanted in South larolina on several charges, and will, roceed direct to the State peniteniary at Columbia. Vaughn was seurely handcuffed to the sheriff, and hey were taken to the union station q the police automobile. The paper f identification for which the sherEE wired yesterday afternoon arrived his morning and the magistrate, afer asking Vaughn if he was willing o go back without extradition *paiers, turned him over to the sheriff. Vaughn appeared to be worried, .nd this afternoon stated that he /as willing to take his medicine and >nly asked the people of Greenville o give him a fair trial. "If ever a oan has repented for his sins," he aid, "that man is me. Every night ince*I resigned as superintendent of he orphan asylum I have prayed o my Maker to forgive me. My rife and child are living near (ireenille, and it is breaking my heart o think what my child will have to . ace when it grows older." Comptroller Declines to Pay. Columbia, Sept. 25.?Gov. Cole L. llease inserted in the Columbia Rec>rd before the primary a political dvertisement, for which he was renlered a bill by the Record for $8.40. le drew a warrant on his contingent und, sent it to the comptroller genirela with the bill approved, and orlered paid. The comptroller general leclined to pay the item in the folowing letter, which he sent to the tecord: - \ J "The Record Publishing Company, Columbia, S. C.?Gentlemen: I have >n file your bill for advertisement inerted in your paper by the Hon. }ole L. Blease, which has been ap)roved by him for /payment out of lis contingent fund as governor. "This appripriation is for 'contingent fund for rewards and other pur)oses." This was intended to cover lisbursements incidental to the adninistration of the governor's office vhich could not well be foreseen. ? "The bill handed me does not ap>ear to be for an expense incidental the administration of the goverlor's office, but to be a personal :harge against the Hon. Cole L. 31ease. The matter of publication vas purely personal, and its publicaion is not authorized at the public ixpense. Yours respectfully, "A. W. JONES, "Comptroller General." Killed Parents and Sister. Yellington, Kan., Sept. 26.?Otto vIcKnelly, aged 21, was arrested here o-day charged with the murder of lis father, Theodore McKnelly, his nother and sister, Gretta, whose lodies were found in a tent on the >utskirts of Yellington yesterday. The young man showed no emotion vhen arrested. Mr. and Mrs. McKnelly each earned $1,000 life insurance payable o the other. With the death of the ather, mother and the sister, the lUthorities say this insurance would ;o to the son. . Vill Inject Flavor Into Watermelon. Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 30.?If an inention said to be practically perected becomes popular in Georgia he farmers of this State will likely e asking the city customers next ummer this unusual question: "What flavor will you have your ratermelon?" This is no alleged funny story. It > a'record of scientific achievement. l hypodermic needle does the trick, 'lavoring extract is injected into the vstem of the watermelon while it is till green. Vanilla has been found hus far to be the most satisfactory, "he natural flavor of watermelon is ot full and satisfying even when the ruit is deliciously ripe. The natural avor is too elusive, too delicate. It's at Hunter's Hardware Store.