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[ alt? $amb?r0 iirrallt | -^ One Dollar and a Half a Year. BAMBERG, S. C? THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1913. Established 1891. I ' COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS [ SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. feSt ??? News Items Gathered All Around th< J0. County and Elsewhere. Ehrhardt Etchings. A Ehrhardt, May 26.?Mr. S. B Bowers and wife, of Prosperity, an f spending some time with her parents Rev. and Mrs. D. B. Groseclose. , Mr. A. L. Baxter and Miss Kitti< Dannellv were married last week bj \ Rev. J. C. Hutchinson. Picnic at Oak Grove school house > for the school children, after thei] entertainment Friday night, was en joyed by all that attended them. Mis: Smith, I understand, has the refusa of the school for balance of 1913 anc part of 1914. Mr. J. F. Bishop, a young farmei of this section, brought to this office a bundle of sheaf oats about six feei * tall cut from his field. Messrs. R. H. Copeland and J. F ? Chassereau killed a Loon in littl< Clear Pond last week. Was as large as a goose. The loon could not flj but had some class as a diver. It is a rare bird in this section, and can'1 account for its b$ing here, as it can'l fly. Mr. W. F. Hiers, who is employee at Florence, in the railroad company'* office, came in Friday morning anc returned Sunday. His wife and little daughter have been here for some days with her parents, Rev. and Mrs f D. B. Groseclose, and he came foi them. L Did not take much of a fishermai: W last week to eatch a good bunch ol t fish. They were not particular whose hook they bit. Mr. J. B. Ramsey leaves for Aiken to attend the grand lodge meeting. W. P. Pate relieved him at depol here. Mr. J. M. Smith will have ten day*s off and will be away from town or business. JEE. Fairfax Fancies. 'V Fairfax, May 26.?Our young folks continue to have fun by the wagon loads. They took a moonlight ride out to Pleasant Retreat (home of Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Loadholt) recently, where a warm reception greeted them, and a royally fine time they had. After games and jolly conversations, refreshments of a more substantial nature than were recently indulged in were partaken of with keen enjoyment. Fried chicken and delicious chicken salad were fine accessories to the menu. Mrs. Loadholt was assisted in receiving and en* tertaining by Miss Zelle, the daughter of the home, and of course her presence made all else appear brighter. The commencement exercises oi the Fairfax high school commenced on Thursday evening, 22nd. Salutatory?Miss Iris Belle Cope. * Class History?J. B. O'Neal. Class Will?Miss Lavinia Harter. Class Prophecy?W. Brooker Simpson. Valedictory?Miss Ethel Simpson. Closing address?Superintendent of Education, J. E. Swearingen. Our girls and boys did remarkably well. It was expected, as they had j made unusually fine marks all the year and they felt that consciousness j of duty discharged which gives a dignified appearance. All enjoyed the closing address, too. On Friday evening there was a medal contest by the literary society and music class. The program was as follows. * n^rlamation?Death of Benedict Arnold?W. Brooker Simpson. Declamation?Liberty or Death? J. B. O'Neal. Piano Solo?Ruth Wilson. Recitation?Christmas in the Quarters?Ida Compton. Recitation?The Swan Song?Lucy Googe. Solo?Ethel Simpson. < Recitation?Sadie Harter. Recitation?Lavinia Harter. Solo?Sadie Harter. , Recitation?Jim Brown's Sister's Wedding. \ Tne aeciamauun uicuai was nuu by Brooker Simpson. The recitation medal was won by Lucy Googe. They were presented by Prof. Theo. Campbell in appropriate remarks. The music medal was won by Sadie Harter and presented by Mrs. S. L. Sanders (for Miss Harrison.) A sextette on two pianos was fine. The scholarship medal was won by Ethel Simpson. The faithful work of our teachers has borne rich fruit, and they leave (some to return) with blessings heap ed on their heads from patrons and pupils. ' j POSTMASTER AT CHARLESTON. ? )\ 1 | Jos. M. Poulnot Nominated by Presi- j i>! dent Wilson. j S j " Washington, May 22.?President | J Wilson today nominated Jos. M. Poul- j g not to be postmaster at Charleston, in accordance with the recommendation of Congressman Whaley and Senators Tillman and Smith. Four other South Carolina postmasters i were nominated by Mr. Wilson at the r . same time. They were: P. H. Fike, ^ Spartanburg: S. M. Ward, George- e i town; Louis Stackley, Kingstree, and t: Julius F. Way, Holly Hill. In each of these cases the President t 11 the nflmp submitted ^ ' j O^JULC IV UlV IVVMV*W ~ r by the Congressman of the district in t - which the office is situated. F 5 Y Ehrhardt School Commencement. Ehrhardt, May 22.?The closing s exercises of the Ehrhardt graded a school were held in the town hall * ' Monday and Tuesday evenings of this c week. There was a large attendance of patrons and friends from the town S and country round about. The school t has closed a successful year under the a % direction of Prof. J. W. Barber and J ^ his' assistants. I * The program for Monday evening was as follows: c Song?Red, White, and Blue? v School. e Prayer?Rev. J. C. Hutchinson. n ' Housewives Drill?Girls of pri- n I mary department. j * ( Declamation Contest?Boys of the high school. g " I Play?"Too Much of a Good j Thing."?Pupils of the high school n i and intermediate departments. 0 [ j Clown Drill?Boys of the primary and intermediate departments. T Wand song?girls of the school. ^ At the conclusion of this well ren- rj 1 dered programme, the decision of the I judges, Messrs J. C. Hutchinson,. N. H. Fender, and Frank Roberson, in in the declamation contest was ren- I dered. The following boys of the high school competed for the gold medal offered by the trustees: Clyde -c Herndon, Wilson Clayton, Harry ^ Hiers, Edward MacDowell, Roberts c< . Peters and Allie Kinard. The medal ? n was won by Edward MacDowell, ^ , whose oration, "Cassius to Brutus * s. against Caesar," proved the young ^ contestant an orator of no mean si ability. All of the young men ac- . . quitted themselves admirably. The Rev. J. C. Hutchinson, in a very hap- j py manner, presented the medal. ^ Tuesday evening the graduating ex- . ercise9 were held. There were four , t( to finish in the high school depart. ment, viz: Misses Clara Copeland and Ethel Smith, who both read appropriate essays; Misses Annie Rentz , and Rion Clayton. The Rev. E. A. McDowell and the -- ^ Rev. D. B. Groseclose each made stir> ring addresses on the need of a bet- ^ ter and more modern school building. The awards of honor for the year | . were made by Prof. Barber. The scholarship medal in the high school, offered by Prof. Barber, was ^ won by Clyde Herndon. The prizes for the highest averages in the intermediate and primary departments , n ? were won, respectively, by Misses Inez Hutson and Marguerite Copeland. * The program was concluded with , a "Fairie Dance" by the girls of the ^ high school and intermediate depart- ^ . ments. s< Race Line in Mail Service. o: Washington, May 24.?The race ii question has been put squarely up to n i Postmaster General Burleson, in a cl petition signed by more than 8,000 tl : railway mail clerks, urging the se- tl gregation of white and negro employ- o ees in the service. ir It was presented by Robert A Pra- Ij " - - ' 1 A -1- TT IflCTj OI I_jIL LI XVUU^vf -Txixv. x i^vv* vi tioner asked that the Postmaster Gen- n eral issue an order putting the segre- si ' gation into effect at once. h The Missses Grey, of Brunson, are visiting Mrs. Lily Myrick. Miss Eunice Sanders, of Ulmer, the versatile newspaper correspondent, ^ , spent several days here recently with > a] relatives. Miss Grace Zimmerman, of Cam113 den, is spending time with Miss Mar- j , garet Youmans. . There will be a baby contest at the . ir school auditorium Friday afternoon, J June 6th, ages one to five years. m The .Misses JBrooKer, or Swansea, i ^ are visiting Mrs. Win. Simpson. Mrs. Jones Lane and Miss Joella r< Padgett have returned from a trip to Ehrhardt, bringing with them j , their father, who is ill. Miss Carrie Weekley, of Ulmer, is visiting her sister here. Go to J. A. Hunter's hardware store to get your hardware. m N THE PALMETTO STATE! |c OME OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS ! i KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. tate News Boiled Down for Quick t? Reading?Paragraphs About tc Men and Happenings. ' si Twenty-seven new members were gl eceived into the Methodist church at ^ 1 n tennettsville on Sunday. Several oth-1 ic le rs are to be received, making a toal, a local paper says, of 40 to 50. Rev. S. A. Nettles, of Greenville, II' hrough his attorney, has notified st lagistrate Gantt, of Spartanburg, ^ hat he will plead guilty to striking j lev. J. B. Chick and will pay the fine. P Frank, the five-year-old son of P. ^ I. Cook, a farmer near Lexington, tepped on a cradle blade on Friday g( nd cut his foot nearly off. It is hought by the doctors that the foot an be saved. Wm. E. Gonzales, editor of The State, will make an address before s< he North Carolina Press Association 1 t its annual meeting in Asheville N uly 24th. Secretary of the Navy N )aniels will also make an address. h Dr. Jno. G. Clinkscales, of Wofford S ollege, Spartanburg, has, by the ad- a ice of his physicians, cancelled all s< ngagements to speak for the next nonth. He had 14 engagements to aake commencement addresses in ^ une in the State. ^ A negro woman in Saluda county ot mad with another negro woman, ^ nd out of revenge fastened her one^ 3,1 iy*s cow in an old house and set it n fire, the poor animal perishing in he flames. The burner confessed, 'he incident happened on W. W. irouch's farm, near Havirdsville, on 'uesday. fe' QUIT DENOUNCING STYLES. _. & "ime to Stop Criticising Women's Clothes, for What's the Use? s* Isn't it time that lecturers, min- ^ >ters and regulators of public morals , * U i enerally found some subject for dis- , d < ourse other than the attire of wo- . la len? Even the comic papers have nally relegated jokes on the hobble ^ kirt to the mother-in-law pigeonole, tacitly agreeing that both the ^ iibjects are worn out and are now 1 bad taste. w Women's styles will change with le years. Denunciation of the hoble skirt, the peek-a-boo waist, and rw-cut evening dresses will not hasin the day when other styles will be ibstituted. Constant reiteration of j le foolish idea that the prevailing :yle in woman's clothes tends to cor- ^ iipt morals will not make any wo- ^ lan forsake the prevailing mode for nything more, or less, attractive. Clothes are a matter of individual '' Ul hoice. While it is true that fashions j re fixed by certain leaders, usually ie Paris dressmakers, women are . la ot coerced into wearing garments f the prevailing fashion. Nor can ley be coerced into discarding such sc arments. There is nothing immodest in the drl uman body. Skirts, satins, laces and sc ther materials can not make or un- ^ take modesty. It has been said that lere is nothing either good or bad ut thinking makes it so, and it might e well if the preachers of morality ^ ould take this truth home to themi g< slves. ai The discussion of women's clothes is ? ai ffensive and shows a lack of sense ^ 1 the critics. Lecturers have no . in lore right to criticise women for the lothes they wear than for the food A TTTl- * ?* ! A tr a f ~ey eat. vvuatever evu maj au^uu ^ ie prevailing styles is in the minds gc f men, not in the clothes of wo- ^ len. Evil to him who evil thinks! cp : the preachers would be right, they ^ ould preach against evil thoughts, ot against the passing styles. The .. :yles change and pass, but an evil cj eart can find evil in the robes of ? n< agels.?Washington Post. } c Very Light Mourning. m An Irishman walked into a men's . lrnishings goods store the other day j id said: jc "Oi want to get somethin' fer j rg iorning' wear, but Oi don't exact- j ^ know what the coostom is. What j ug d they be wear in' now for mourn- j ^ i'?" j "It depends," explained the sales-1 Qi lan, "on how near the relative is I 7 to )r whom you wish to show this ^ lark of respect. For a very near dative you should have an all-black jc lit. For some one not so near you ; lould have a broad black band on .g 3ur left arm or a somewhat narrow* one for somebody more distant." "Och! Is that it? Well, thin, imme a shoestring. It's my woife's tither." pa ACCUSED OF BURNING COW. harged With Locking Beast in Outhouse and Setting Fire to It. Saluda, May 22.?Charged with iking a cow and carrying the animal ) an outhouse and then setting fire ) the house, destroying it and conlming the cow, because she was anrv with another neero woman,' a ne ro woman was lodged in jail here ist night by Rural Policeman Zeigir. This all happened yesterday afteroon on W. W. Crouch's plantation ear Havirdsville. The cow was ;aked out grazing and being released as carried several hundred yards id by the chain and after being laced in the outhouse the house was red, it is alleged. The charges will include theft, ar)n and perhaps cruelty to animals. St. John's News. St. Johns, May 26.?The St. Johns chool closed on Wednesday, May 4th, which was taught by Miss Belle ickles, from Abbeville, S. C. Miss ickles was as fine a young lady as as ever taught for St. John's school, he left for her home next day. We 11 hated to see her leave but hope to je her again soon. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hiers had as leir guest last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. . W. Kinard, also Mr. and Mrs. A. 7. Kinard, Sr. Miss Zelma Herndon and brother, [eber, were the guests of Mr. and frs. C. L. Brant last Saturday, night Qd Sunday. Mr. John E. Carter and family ere the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Armr Sease last Sunday. Misses Edith and Salome Hiers ere the guests of Miss Sue Ca^tei unday. Miss Mattilou Hiers spent a few ays in Ehrhardt last week. Mrs. J. C. Breland and daughter )ent Saturday night and Sunday ith Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Herndon. Mrs. Nellie Kinard and grandaughter, Miss Rena, spent a feways with relatives near Oak Grove :st week, where they attended the ammencement and picnic at Oak rove. Miss Lillie Kinard had a few of ar friends with her last Saturday ight who played some good music, hich was heard over the 'phone line y several other friends. Miss Elizabeth Hiers was the guest I Mrs. Emilee Brown last Sunday. We had a nice rain last Friday, hich we know the farmers were lad to see on their little crops. Mr. and Mrs. Angus Kearse were le guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard earse last Sunday. For the past few Sundays our Sunty-school seemed to be drifting away it I noticed last Sunday we had a ttle larger crowd. Hope it will connue that way, only keep getting .rger. We have as our superintendit Mr. Boyce Bishop, who is trying > get everybody to come to Sunday:hool, but it seems like its hard to 3t everyone to go. I notice there *e some children right near the :hool who go maybe once a month, ow, children, that's no way to go > Sunday-school. You must try to d every Sunday. Ask your parents > go with you, and if they don't go, lat's no reason why you should not 3, is it? Parents, do you think you re raising your children up like men id women should when they are off om you on Sunday, maybe getting -?r\f Viavintr thpm L UliatUlCl, iUOLV^UU VI V? . the Sunday-school? Its allright to t them go off on Sunday and en>y themselves, but when Sunday:hool hour comes you should take iem or either make them go themslves to Sunday-school. I wish some ! us would think over that question id see if we can't answer and carry out like it should be, making the lildren go to Sunday-school, and Dt only children, but parents go mrselves, won't you? St. John's Sunday-school has comenced to practice for their annual cnic which will be on the 19th of ine. If there is anyone near St. >hn's who can sing that hasn't alady joined in with the choir we will i glad for them to come in and help > next Sunday afternoon, also from en on until the picnic i9 over. Let each member go to church and mday-school next Sunday prepared make up the money for lemons, c., for our picnic. This is written by one of the old St. >hn's Sunday-school girls who is iliing and tries to do everything she asked to do to help out her Sundayhool?one who hardly ever misses Sunday. Try one of those new stationery ,ckages at Herald Book Store. AUSTIN WOUNDED, CAUGHT HAMPTON FUGITIVE MAY NOT LIVE TO SEE PRISON. Surprised and Shot Down by Posse Tuesday About Dusk Near Newington, Ga. Newington, Ga., May 27.?Richard Henry Austin, slayer of Dr. S. C. Moore, Magistrate Edenfield and Victor Bowers, was captured at dusk to-night near the residence of Mr. Marvin Giles, seven miles above Newington. The negro did not surrender without resistance and was shot down by a member of the posse making the arrest, which was headed by Sheriff Morris, of Barnwell county, South Carolina. To-night he lies desper-1 ately wounded and his life is despaired of. For days Austin has been skulking in the Savannah River swamps, fed and aided by members of his own race. For several days past the relentless hand of the law has been, closing in on him, slowly but surely, until it became but a question of i time before the black found himself j a prisoner of the representatives of that Government he has defied and j whose offioers he has shot down. This morning Austin was seen to J skulk up the river and the vigilant posse soon was in pursuit. Austin formerly worked for Mr. Giles, and it is thought he went that way, being in hopes of obtaining food or shelter. Familiar with the ground he evaded his pursuers all day, but at dusk Sheriff Morris and a member of the posse came suddenly upon their man. * finni-A otiH Aiictin rirnnned The A gull ojiuac auu auuiiu wrJt.?v.. long chase was ended. Austin will be taken to Savannah in the morning. Austin was shot three times, in the breast and stomach. His condition is desperate, but Sheriff Morris, of Barnwell county, South Carolina, hopes to land his man safely on South Carolina soil alive. Austin was shot by Sheriff Morris and Officer Stavender, of the Hampton posse. Knowing the desperate character of their man, Sheriff Morris and officer Stavender took no chances and opened fire on him as soon as he came in sight. He was shot in the road as he was approaching Mr. Giles's house. Chief Harter Tells of Man Hunt. Allendale, May 27.?Chief of Police J. B. Harter returned this afternoon from the scene of the man hunt in Screven county, Ga., and said the hunt for Richard Henry Austin, led by Sheriffs Morris, of Barnwell, and Lightsey, of Hampton, was still in progress. Chief Harter says the report in the evening papers to the effect that Austin had been killed, was given out as a "joke" by one of the posse returning by way of Augusta. According to Chief Harter, the dogs were still trailing tne negro at 9 o'clock this morning at a point about two miles from the bay, where he has been hiding for the past several days; the trail was leading in the direction of Hudson Ferry, on the Savannah River. Several times the posse thought they were on the eve of the fugitive's capture, only to find themselves foiled by this veritable wizard of the jungle. Monday morning a number of men were placed on picket duty along the route that Austin would likely take, and the negro, as expected, did make his appearance in full view of Sheriff Morris, J. L. Carlton, his deputy, and others, and but for one man losing hi6 head and screaming, warning him back into the bushes, Austin would have undoubtedly fallen, said Chief Harter. Austin has visited at night three negro houses and the home of one white man, a Mr. Jarrel, a former employer, during the last few days. Mr. Jarrel stated that he asked for food about midnight Friday night, which he gave and which Austin ate sitting on his doorstep; that Austin told him in a rambling, incoherent manner of a "gang fight" he had had in South Carolina and had been presented with a fine present. He stated, according to Mr. Jarrel, that they were after him to put him in jail; that they had no intention of killing him, but they wanted to kill thos& who were in jail that he had things about quieted down and wanted a lawyer. He asked for some rations on leaving, which Mr. Jarrel gave. ? - ?t- : -1- i 1 j Having no weapon on wmcn ne cuuiu rely, he was in the negro's power, although the negro made no threat, leaving his gun in the yard. Saturday night, Austin, it is said, applied at three negro houses for food, which he got. He also asked for shells so the negroes say. These \ . . , V HONE A PATH HIT BY CYCLONE. Much Property Damage in Anderson County Town. Anderson, May 27.?A cyclone of gigantic proportions and revolving at a terrific rate of speed, but travelling ! forward slowly, swooped down on the town of Honea Path, this county, about 1.30 o'clock this afternoon, doing considerable property damage. Luckily there were no fatalities so far as can be learned here to-night. Honea Path is completely cut off from wire communications to-night. Pass ?+ Vi /-? intornr. engers arriving ucic uu ?,uC . ban from Greenwood at 2.30 o'clock, who watched the cyclone as it advanced on Honea Path from a point two miles South of the town, say that the cyclone, in its usual funnel shape, came from the direction just south of the city of Anderson, and that it touched the ground for the first time in the business disrict of Honea Path, smashing plate glass fronts in the stores and doing other damage. Some Buildings Damaged. One side of the brick store room occupied by the Latimer Clothing Company was blown qut. The steeple and the roof of the Baptist church was partially demolished. The seed and out houses of the oil mill were turned over, as were the smoke stacks of the mills. Many small houses in the town were knocked down. Bricks and sticks were flying in the air and one man, a lineman of the interurban, was hit in the head, causing considerable pain. One or two automobiles and other vehicles were overturned, throwing the occupants out and causing some injuries. i Interurban Station Hit. Terra cotta roofing of the interurban passenger station was badly dam- ^ aged while the roof on one side of the frame warehouse of this road was practically destroyed. This damage seemed to have been wrought as an afterthought by the cyclone, as after it had passed over this building, a gust of wind forming a suction 01 great strength reached back and literally sucked a hole at least four feet square in the roof. It looked as if a projectile had been fired through the ' - || roof from the inside. Freaks of the Wind. , Several freaks are reported. A horse was blown against a box car on the interurban yards and was instantly killed. A box car left on a side track was picked up by the wind and hurled over the derail on the main line. Then it was forced back at a terrific rate of speed on another side track, jumping another derail, a thing which is considered practically impossible. So far as can be learned here, with all wires down, the cyclone did no damage before reaching Honea Path. The amount of damage wrought be- * j yond Honea Path and on this side of the Saluda river is not known. Rain fell in torrents during the visit of and after the cyclone had passed over Honea Path. Seen Several Miles Off. Witnesses on the interurban car, which was stopped when the cyclone took off the electric power, say that they could see the cyclone approaching for several miles; that it extended from the ground in Honea Path way up into the heavens, until entirely out of sight. The cyclone, as it came in contact with other clouds, would burst them into pieces, hurling pieces of the clouds for several hundred yards. The cyclone was most spetacular and yet very uncanny. Lucky Enough. A city woman who recently passed a few days at a farm bought some poultry from the farmer with a view to providing fresh eggs for breakfast every morning. She sent them to town by messenger, at the same time telling him to look out for the consignment. Her husband, on reaching home that night, asked if the poultry had arrived. He was informed that it had and that the basement door had been carelessly left open and the poultry had escaped. A fowl hunt was immediately organized. The next day the husband, meeting his wife on her return, exclaimed: "A nice time I had with your poultry. I spent three hours hunting and only found ten." ; M "You may consider yourself lucky, then," replied the wife, "for I only bought six." visits were promptly reported by the negroes. Since these occurrences all arHpd in ATnecta llUUdCd JUft?*? WW** o? -*r tion of another visit .