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One Dollar and a Half a Year. BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1912. Established 1891. COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. News Items Gathered All Around the County and Elsewhere. Fairfax Fancies. Fairfax, Dec. 21.?Truly the spirit of Xmas prevails here now, and has for a week past without any of - J the row ay ism generally noureu at that season. Mrs. Sam Talley gave a Christmas tree to the teachers of our school. Merriment, sentiment and "usefulment" characterized the gifts, and the occasion was a very pleasant one to all present. Miss Margaret Youmans had the teachers and their gentlemen friends on Tuesday evening to partake of the hospitality always prevalent at Duck Branch Place, especially when the yule log glows brightly. They enjoyed the occasion immensely. On Wednesday evening the high school boys and girls gave a cantata, "Jolly Times With the Santa. Claus Band." Prof. Coker represented "Grandfather Clock;" J. B. O'Neal was "Uncle Sam;" Ethel Simpson was "Columbia;" Ruth Wilson was a V Japanese girl; Miss Harrison played all the songs m her spirited waj, Prof. Coker sang a solo real well. The parts were all well acted, and we hear nothing but praise of the N whole performance. The Baptist bazaar came off on Thursday^ and wras quite a success, j Mesdames Fannie Loadholt, Lily Myrick, and Misses Jennie Durant and May Brunson were working hard for i several days for its success and deserve great credit. Thursday afternoon Misses Harris- j on and Kenney gavie a Christmas J tree to their pupils at school hall, j They felt fully rewarded for the j trouble they took when the grateful happy young folks showed the joy in their hearts by loving glances and bright smiles. On Friday evening Miss Margaret' ^vn+Ai.toi'na/1 oil rtf hor nil luumaiis cuici wuutu mi ui uvi pils. They are enthusiastic in praise of how well she treated them. They enjoyed of course the ride to Duck Branch, besides meeting with so many pleasant persons. Miss Carrie Deer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Deer, and Mr. Counts Priester were married on the 10th instant at the Baptist parsonage here by Rev. Wm. Simpson. Many friends wish eternal happiness for this young couple. Mrs. Raymond Ginn is visiting in Florida. / W. T. Brooker, of Columbia, was i i a recent guest of Mrs. Wm. Simpson. 1 Miss Kathleen Moye is with Mrs. Harvley. Mrs. Rosa Platts, of Hickory Grove, is spending some time with Mrs. Julia Harter. Miss Willie Timmons, of Lowndes1 ville, is visiting Sadie Harter. She has many friends here.. Mrs. Julia banders, Mrs. Auarey Sanders, and Lucile Jenniss are about to leave to spend some time in j Florida with Mr. J'essie Sanders. Misses Alma Knight, Hattie Googe, Gladys Buckner, of Winthrop, Misses Zelle Loadnolty of. the Barnwell school, and Lucile Youmans) teaching in Mississippi are expected home this week. Jas. Buckner and Russell Loadholt are also with home folks for Christmas. ? Our teachers are leaving for their I homes. Mice Rrfthham Olar, Dec. 23.?On Friday after-' noon from 3 to 5:30 o'clock a miscellaneous shower was given by Mrs. Frank Starr in honor of the brideelect, Miss Evelyn Brabham. Mrs. Starr's home was beautifully decorated in bamboo and pot plants. The first part of the afternoon was 1 spent in a contest. Miss Elberta Riser was the winner of the prize, | a pair of silk hose, which she gracefully presented to the guest of honor. The many costly and beautiful presents given were brought into the room in a snow white wagon by r.nniri himself. They were there re ceived by Miss Brabham, who was beautiful in a dress of old rose satin. The refreshments consisted of a salad course and a sweet course. The out-of-town guests were: Misses Cressie Breland, Bessie Lee Black, and Alma Black, of Bamberg; Miss Mace, of Marion; Miss Jessie Boyd, of Chester; and Miss Elberta Riser, of Leesville. Monday was a wet and disagreeable day. I GOV. I)IX SPENT $120,000. The New York Executive Gave Din ners that Cost $2,000 Each. Albany, Dec. 21.?John A. Dix'i term as governor has cost him $120, 000. It is estimated that he spen $60,000 each year of his term. Th< money went largely for entertain ments at the executive mansioi which are said to have been on i larger scale than in any administra tion since Levi P. Morton's time Some of the dinners or receptions b: Gov. and Mrs. Dix have cost mor< than $2,000 each. The governor's salary is $10,00( a year, having in addition the use o the mansion, but he must pay th< servants and bear the cost of officia dinners. The coming change of oc nnnanw hflQ rpripwpd the dlSCUSSiOI for the increasing of the governor's salary to $25,000 a year that h< might better bear the expenses of of ficial entertaining. Gov. Hughes found official life ii Albany expensive, and when th< question of raising the salary was agitated during his administration he said, that $10,000 annually was not half enough to meet the needec expenditures. It will be remembered that Gov "RioM.- rofncoH tn livp nt thp mansioi because of the expense. He lived a his residence in Troy and rode t< Albany every morning in an electri< car. Governor-elect Sulzer is not j wealthy man, and it is believed tha he will not entertain on any very ex tensive scale. Gov. and Mrs. Di: had from ten to twelve servants a the mansion. SEVEN-YEAR-OLD BOY ON TRIAI Charged with Killing Playmate o Same Age. Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 21.?The un usual spectacle of a small child 01 trial for taking the life of a play mate was presented here to-day when seven-year-old Frank Wilsoz was arraigned for the killing of El monte Herndon, aged seven, at Care: Station, near here, December 5 Judge J. T. Pendleton made no decis j ion in the case, pending an examina tion of the child's mental condition It was brought out in the testimon: that the Wilson boy was an almos constant user of tobacco in all forms The boys are said to have quarrelled after which young Wilson ran int< the house, secured a rifle and sho the Herndon boy, the bullet entering the brain. In Honor of Miss Brabham. Olar, Dec. 21.?Mrs. F. H. Star: entertained with a miscellaneou: shower on December 20th, given ii honor of Miss Evelyn Brabham. Th< home was beautifully decorated witl Qnnthprn Rmilflv nalms. and ferns Mrs. M. T. Johnson, of Ellenton, as sisted as hostess. The name, Evelyi Brabham, was written on a piece o paper and one was given each guest The one making the largest numbe of words to receive a prize. Misi Elberta Rizer won the prize, mak ing seventy-five words, the larges number made. She was presentee with a pair of silk hose. Then comei cupid with a little white wagon load ed with gifts from those present t< the coming bride^ Next Was the din ing room, where a delightful luncl was served, consisting of salads, ho chocolate, and cake. Those presen were: Miss Evelyn JtsraDnam, ;u<u> ter Percy Brabham, who acted a: cupid, Mrs. C. F. Rizer, Mrs. P. H Starr, Mrs. L. A. Hartzog, Mrs. B Caves, Mrs. Paul Cook, Mrs. W. H Varn, Mrs. J. H. Kirkland, Mrs. F O. Brabham, Mrs. Lige Bessinger Mrs. H. M. Brabham, Mrs. G. B Kearse, Mrs. B. V. Kearse; Missel Zelma Rizer, Ada Kearse, Pear Kearse, Lena Kearse, Mildrec Kearse, Ettie Kearse, Mary Abies I Emma Bessinger, Ethel McMillan j Jennie Rodgers, Cressida Breland Bessie Lee Black, Miss Boya, niiDeru Rizer, Sallie Neely, Alma Black Eloise Brabham, Minnie Lee Ayer Sada Still, Salome Brabham. Man} useful and pretty gifts were made also presents were sent by Mrs. As bury Kirkland, Mrs. Milhouse, Mi& Kathleen Kearse, Miss Kitty Hooton Mrs. Ollie Chitty. J. The largest electric sign in th< world is now being displayed or I Broadway, New York City. Th< sign is 85 feet high and 106 fee' wide, and covers a total space o: 9,010 sqpare feet. The sign depicts a baby's face that alternately smiles and sheds tears. The smile is som< 12 feet in width, while each teai measures two feet in length by ter inches in width. IN THE PALMETTO STATE PI AI SOME OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. W; State News Boiled Down for Quick t wa Reading?Paragraphs About be Men and Happenings. le? 1 to j Pee Dee Presbytery has gone on record as favoring the removal of Chicora College from Greenville to thi j Laurens. mc 2 Two automobiles collided on Sun- his day on the streets of Gaffney, and in* ) Mrs. R. C. Howard sustained a ha f broken hip and R. C. Howard and th< 5 Olin Curry were badly bruised. Both er 1 machines were demolished. Albert Wood, the 14-year-old son a(* i of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Wood, of lo^ 3 Edgemoor, Chester county, was se3 riously hurt in a runaway yesterday. an - He fell between the wheels of the wagon and his head was badly cut. *h: 1 The general assembly will coni VO " vene on January 14th, and will be 3 in session for forty days, at least ' that is as long as the members are 5 paid for, and they are not likely to * extend the session much beyond that pr time. 1 The governor has ordered an elect tion to let the people of Ballentine 3 ana vvnue hock scnooi aisiruas ui 0? c Lexington county decide whether pa they will become a part of Richi land county. The election will be of t held the 31st instant. of -i There has been a good deal in' the to 5 papers recently about moving the S. da t C. ?C. I. from Edgefield. Greenwood Or and Aiken are both after the school, wi and the citizens of Edgefield have -? held a mass meeting and taken steps pa to retain it. The matter is not yet wi f settled. T1 At a meeting of the directors of co the Bank of Branchville, held last th week, Cashier J. W. Black and Teller on i . T. M. , Patrick tendered their resig- wi nations, which were accepted, effect- of ^ ive January 1st. Mr. P. M. Wim- bu ^ berly, who has been agent for the, gr Southern Railway at Branchville, Y was elected cashier. It is likely that ov Mr. J. M. Williams, now assistant pu agent, will be appointed agent, as a pr petition of the business men and scl ' merchants has been sent to the rail- T1 t road, asking for his appointment. be Allep Emerson, a white man of w Anderson county, who has been in se 3 the penitentiary for some time, is ve t trying to get a pardon. Emerson ^ r went to an old white man's house at night and when found by the father in his daughter's room, he shot and in] killed the old man. He was given ro a term in the penitentiary for the pii r killing. Petitions for and against th a the pardon have been circulated, and ne the governor gave a hearing to the m< A parties interested last week. He has tn 1 not announced his decision yet, but nij it is to be hoped he will not pardon ie] Emerson. K< 1 j C. J. Hebert, who was one of the po principal figures in the Seminole ba r fraud, has been fighting to kefcp 3 from being brought back to South gu Carolina and tried for his connec- po t tion with this scheme of high Be j finance. He is now living in Tennes- ri? 5 see, and after the governor and the off courts of that State decided that he Be 5 be turned over to the South Carcplina ha authorities, he appealed to the United th: 2 States Supreme Court, and his case di1 t was before that body last week. No j. doubt he will finally be brought roi back and made to answer for his part ne 5 in that notorious swindle. wi in -??- * TrT7> CUAPrrifil? nOrtTi IU JLilAJCj OHVJi?j.auju V?v< ? _ in Young Sickles's Promise May Stop ne Action Against General. p0 Albany, N. Y., Dec. 21.?Stanton Jjo 3 Sickles, son of Gen. Daniel E. Sick1 les, of New York, to-day promised tu! 1 to see that the State is reimbursed ba ab ? for all funds unaccounted for by his Mf ? father as chairman of the New York ? State monuments commission, totall- 011 l^?r i ing about $28,000. At the conclu> sion of a half hour's conference be- re< > tween. Deputy Attorney General Kel- lro < logg and young Sickles, it was an> nounced an agreement had been ms - reached for the postponement of le3 gal proceedings on the part of the po WD , State to recover the money. "Mr. Sickles told me," said Mr. ov^ Kellogg, "that his father had lost the ^ money in Wall street. If the agree- ln? 1 ment entered into is fulfilled it will ed > - x- wa be unnecessary ior me oiaie iu iuua to any of the other members of the bu monuments commission for any of * the money unaccounted for by Gen. bu Sickles." . j J c Tuesday night at the Pastime from i 7.30 to 11 p. m. only, Sarah Bern- Ha hardt in 4 reels. pa; CTURE POST CARD TRAGEDY. leged Sender of Offensive Pasteboard Killed by Girl's Brother. Quitman, Ga., Dec. 22.?David aldron, of Screven, Wayne county, S killed to-day by Bryant Folsom cause of a "picture post card" al?ed to have been sent by Waldron Folsom's sister. Waldron came to Quitman (last ?ht and went to the Folsom home, ree miles in the country, this >rning. The girl, her brother and 5 wife were at home. In discussl the post card, Waldron is said to ve made a remark which increased e girl's resentment, and her brothordered Waldron away. Waldron went to a neighbor, who vised him not to return and folved him. He saw Waldron enter e front door of the Folsom home d heard a shot. When he reached e house he found Waldron shot rough the heart. Folsom came to litman and surrendered. Both ung men are highly connected, le post card has not been exhibited. TO SURVEY TWO COUNTIES. of. Agee Will Make Detailed Plat of Orangeburg and Bamberg. Orangeburg, Dec. 21.?Prof. Agee, the United States agricultural dertment, has arrived in this city for e purpose of making a soil survey Orangeburg county. The others the surveying party are expected be in the city within the next few ys. A complete soil survey of angeburg and Bamberg counties 11 be made at once. Under the instructions of the dertment the survey of this county 11 be complete in every particular, te map to be made will be the most mplete of its kind ever made in is county. The survey will not ly embrace the work connected th ascertaining the various kinds soils to be found in the county, t will also be an excellent geoaphical map of the county. The surveyors will go carefully er the section and will mark every blic road, and practically every ivate road of importance; every tiool; every stream, churches, etc. tese maps will be printed and can obtained from the department in ashington. It will probably take yeral months to complete the sury. V'ife Slayer Puts Up Bloody Fight. Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 19.?Spauldg I. Parscns, drug clerk, and Patlman Jesse Wooten are in the hostal probably fatally wounded and e bodies of Adolph J. Boehler, tinr and his young wife are in the Drgue, as the result of a series of igedies in Memphis beginning last ?ht with the murder of Mrs. Boeh: and ending with the death of >ehler who was shot by a squad of licemen in a room in which he had rricaded himself early to-day. Parsons was wounded by a riot n in the hands of a sergeant of lice who believed his victim was >ehler. Wooten has a bullet in his ,rht lung. He was shot while the icers were endeavoring to capture ehler, who a few hours previous d killed his wife by cutting her roat because she had applied for a /orce. Boehler ensconced himself in a oming house on the principal busiss street of Memphis and armed th a rifle and two pistols engaged a desperate battle with the officers )m 3 o'clock this morning until arly noon to-day. In their efforts to dislodge him the lice fired through the ceiling in 5 room below that, where Boehler d taken his stand. Boehler rerned shot for shot. Shifting the se of the operations to the story ove they fired through the floor, ianwhile a squad of men stationed an adjoining roof riddled Boeh's room by shooting through the ir windows. Finally a sheet of ?n was obtained, a hole bored rough it and the floor above the m at bay and amid the roar of his ;illade a quantity of formal dehyde ured into the opening. When it s believed Boehler was sufficiently srcome the aperture was widened. ;th a last effort before surrenderJ - 1 1 ^ ~ ^ ^ A r?n rr roic. j 10 tne iuwes ui tiic vii iuiW his weapon, but at that instant the tchers above riddled his body with llets. Boehler was hurried to a hospital, . t died on the way. BUSINESS ADVERTISEMENTS. Go to Hunter's Store for your irdware and Christmas goods. Cash id for peas. i LYNCHING NEAR NORWAY. NEGRO TAKEN FROM JAIL?PUT TO DEATH IN WOOD. John Felder Slain by Mob Near Norway After Arrest on Charge of Obtaining Money Falsely. Norway, Dec. 21.?In jail on the charge of obtaining money under false pretenses, John Felder, a negro, was taken from the guardhouse here last night and slain at a spot about two miles from this town. The negro was shot in the head several times and broken pieces of n. revolver butt indicate that he was severely beaten about the head. No motive has been assigned for the killing of the negro. It is certain that the charge under which he was incarcerated did not figure, for that had been settled or was on the eve of being A ? o.rv aoq A nf UltJpVWtU VI* The negro was arrested Friday by Magistrate Tyler on a warrant sworn out by J. R. Leyseth, of North. The negro had contracted to work on the farm of S. D. M. Guess and son at Denmark for the next year and Mr. Leyseth, learning this, communicated with the Messrs. Guess. They agreed to reimburse Mr. Leyseth. During the early evening two sons of the negro came to the Messrs. Guess and urged them to speed in securing the release of their father as they feared that harm would come to him if he had to remain in the Norway guardhouse over night. The events of the night showed that their fears were well founded. Some time between sunset and sunrise a party of men broke into the guardhouse and secured the negro. He was taken some two miles from the city, where his hands were tied before 'him and his body was riddled with bullets. Either before or after the shooting the victim was horribly beaten about the head with the butt end of revolvers. A large black dog was found guarding the body of the slain negro this morning. The animal did not belong to the negro nor can any one be found who can name the owner of the sympathetic canine. The motive for the killing of the negro is a mystery. It is conceded by all that the killing did not result from the Leyseth arrest as this was amicably settled in the early evening. It is said that a few days ago the negro and a white man dngaged in an altercation in which the negro drew a revolver and used some ugly threats but the story is not confirmed, nor can the name of the white man involved be ascertained. A coroner's jury was secured and an inquest instituted but for lack of witnesses it was necessarily postponed until Tuesday. The hearing will be resumed at that time. Sheriff Salley came to Norway from Orangeburg this afternoon and spent .some time in an investigation before returning to the county seat. A significant clue is the fact that evidence n? nniv two hneev tracks can be found leading from the jail and the "mob" must have been a small one to use but two conveyances. School Building Collapses. Greensboro, N. C., Dec. 22.?Six persons were probably fatally injured and a score seriously hurt when a section of a school building at Elkin, N. C., collapsed last night during a Christmas entertainment, according to a report received here to-day. Elkin is in a remote mountain section and only meagre details have been obtained. According to the report fire broke out when more than 100 people were dropped 20 feet by the collapse of a section of the structure. Two women and a girl are said to have been fatally burned, and three men sustained fractured skulls. Uninjured members of the audience put out the flames and summoned physicians. A score are said to have sustained broken bones. Only Political Friends. Several days ago a man called on Mayor Shank and askea ior a permit to peddle until January 1, saying he would take out a license at that time and it could be dated back, says the Indianapolis News. The mayor was accommodating and accompanied the man to the city comptroller's office. "Here is one of my very best friends," said the mayor to Fred B. Akin, deputy city comptroller. "He wants a permit to peddle to January 1." "I guess we can arrange that," replied Akin. "What is his name?" "Say," said the mayor turning to his "friend," "what is your name?" \ i - .A~ WOMAN'S HUSBAND ACCUSED. New Turn in Dublin, Ga., Sensational Shooting Scrape. Augusta, Ga., Dec. 21.?A special from Dublin, Ga., says: On a warrant issued at the instigation of Chief ?f Police J. B. Hightower to-day, A. L. Lynn has been arrested, charged with the murder of F. M. Hightower, father of the chief, about midday last Tuesday. F. M. Hightower, who was between 65 and 70 years old, was shot through the head and body seven times in Mrs. A. L. Lynn's room. She surrendered to the sheriff, saying that Hightower had tried to assault her and she fired to protect herself. Examination of the body revealed the fact that there were more bullet holes in the body than there could have been bullets in the revolver used by Mrs. Lynn, according to her own story. Chief Hightower believed the woman's story a trumped up one to protect some one else, and went to work on that theory. He now says he is, able to prove that Mrs. Lynn's story is absolutely false >' and that the prosecution will make out a strong case against Lynn at the commitment trihl Tuesday. No war- ^j rant has ever been issued for the woman. Lynn says he did not know what he was arrested for; that he was not at home when the shooting occurred, and knew nothing of it until his wife told him she had killed Hightower and why. It is said that some sensational facts are to be brought out at the inai. WIPE GETS ALIMONY. She Brought Suit in Court for Separation Account of His Cruelty. Mr. James M. Langley, a wealthy citizen of this county has agreed to pay to his wife $6,000 for alimony. At the November session of the court of common pleas Judge Devore signed an order requiring the defendant y to show cause why he should not pay the relief and ordered that the testimony in the case be heard before Master in Equity J. W. Gray. He also signed a paper to the effect that Langley should pay. his wife an attorney fee of $400 and give her $30 /' Jj a month while the suit was pending. The counsel of Mrs. Langley and Mr. Langley agreed yesterday morning just before time for the case to y ; be heard, that it could be settled by Mr. Langley paying $6,000 for alimony. Mrs. Langley alleged that her husband whipped her, slapped her, called her indecent and vulgar names and outrageously abused and maltreated her in other ways and that a self-respectipg woman could not endure such treatment. She was forced in leave home at last and was eventually driven to sue for alimony. The defendant also agreed to deliver to the plaintiff certain personal property which is now in his possession.?Greenville News. * "Get a Pure-Bred Pig" and Then Stay in the Business. If the South had continued to increase its hog crop, instead of becoming discouraged about eighteen months or a year ago, because of slightly lower prices and the ravages of cholera and other troubles, what a rich harvest ,she could have made this fall^ with hogs selling at from eight to nine cents a pound liveweight, on the large hog markets. This illustrates a fact in stock raising which was well established long years ago, that the man who is to make money out of the businelss must keep at it through seasons of discouragement as well as in seasons of high prices. There is only nnc rpaiiv correct and safe and sue cessful way to raise hogs, and that is to produce a good crop?all that can be fed economically?every year. With our knowledge of how to prevent cholera and our abundance of good grazing crops the South should never buy a pound of hog meat or lard. Start now, and keep everlastingly at it.* Buy a good pure-bred boar and a few sows?pure-bred or grade ?bu* before you do so, not only learn how to feed and care for hogs by more study, but prepare to feed them economically. A hog that is not fed at all is not much more - - - - ^ ? profitable tnan one iea omy uu uum at a dollar a bushel. Prepare to feed the hogs properly, and then never fail to raise a good crop every year. A good crop cannot be raised without a good pure-bred boar.? Progressive Farmer.