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ESTABLISHED APRIL, 1891. A. W. KNIGHT, Editor. , Published every Thursday in Th Herald building, on Main street, i the live and growing City of Ban: berg, being issued from a printin office which is equipped with Mei genthaler linotype machine, Babcoc cylinder press, folder, one jobber, fine Miehle cylinder press, all run b electric power with other materia and machinery in keeping, the whol equipment representing an invest ment of $10,000 and upwards. Subscriptions?By the year $150 eix months, 75 cents; three month! 50 cents. All subscriptions payabl o+rtptiv in advance. Advertisements?$1.00 per inc for first insertion, subsequent insei tions 50 cents per inch. } Legal ac vertisements at the rates' allowed b law. Local reading notices 10 cent a line each insertion. Wants an other advertisements under specis head, 1 cent a word each insertior Liberal contracts made for three, sh and twelve months. Write for rate." Obituaries, tributes of respect, resc lutions, cards of thanks, and all nc tices of a personal or political chai acter are charged for as regular ad vertising. Contracts for advertisin not subject to cancellation after firs Insertion. Communications?We are alway glad to publish news letters or thos pertaining to matters of public intei est. We require the name and ad dress of the writer in every cast No article which is defamatory o offensively personal can find place i our columns at any price, and we ar not responsible for the opinions es pressed in any communication. Thursday, June 5, 1913. Now let's have all laws of Bam berg enforced. Not only tne ia^ against the illegal sale of liquor, bu all ordinances of the town. It's strange to think of a Northeri man, who has insulted Southern wo manhood, being invited to addres the editors of South Carolina. Trul; S-r ^ these be record-breaking times. There are no better behaved boy and girls in any institution in thi State than those of the Carlisl< School. The young men and youn? ladies who have been here for th< past year are fine young people, ant we regret that some of them go awa; not to return, as they have finishet the course here. As a member of the State Press As sociation, the editor of this news paper regrets very much that Nor man Hapgood has been invited to de liver an address at the annual meet ing at the Isle of Palms June 27th We have not forgotten his insulting * article in reference to the women o the South while editor of Collier'! Weekly, for which there was no ex cuse nor justification. So far as w< . are concerned we haven't a partich Of respect ior nun, <mu wc uauuu understand how any Southern whit< man who has the proper respect foi the women of this section can warn to hear Hapgood speak. For ou] part we'd rather listen to a yellow dog howl, and if we are at the meet ing we shall most certainly not heai him. Possibly sojjie of the brethrei will say this is like the free pass question, none of our business, bul really it makes little difference to us what others may sav or think. W( have been accustomed to speaking our mind for a long time, and we an too old now to think of attempting tc break the habit. Vaughn to Remain in Penitentiary Thurston U. Vaughn, now. in th< State penitentiary awaiting the out \ome of his appeal to the Supreme court from the death sentence imposed upon him last November at i special term of the general sessions court here, when he confessed his unholy life as superintendent of th( South Carolina Odd Fellows orphan age, will not be brought back t( Greenville county jail to await th< hearing of his case, as had been sup posed for the last few days. Some days since a newspaper stor: was sent out from Columbia to th< effect that Governor Blease had de creed that all prisoners?numbering eight or nine?who were in the Stab penitentiary for safe keeping woulc be sent back to their respective coun ty jails. It was naturally though that Thurston U. Vaughn would b< among the number; so when Sherif Rectpr went to Columbia several day ago to take prisoners to the Stab penitentiary it was surmised that h< would bring Vaughn back with him However, Sheriff Rector returnee empty handed yesterday from Colum bia, and stated that Governor Bleas had decided to keep two of thes prisoners in the penitentiary? Vaughn being one of them. While ii Columbia Sheriff Rector visited th penitentiary. He stated yesterda that while in the prison he sa\ Vaughn and that he appeared to be i: excellent health. The prisoner, h stated, is allowed the freedom of th penitentiary yard for a limited tim each day. Vaughn's appeal is sched uled to be argued before the Si preme court on June 10th.?Greer ville News. ^ GIBBES SCORES BLEASE. - Denounces Governor For Upholding Negro. "Probably Franklin J. Moses, in = all his career as Misgovernor of South e Carolina, never descended to so petty ? a plane of official action as this." tr said Mayor Wade Hampton Gibbes, o > of Columbia, Tuesday morning in a ^ caustic denunciation of the action of y Governor Blease in adding three more d constables to the Columbia force, as ? retaliation because the city fined his negro chauffeur three times for speedi; ing. i, "I should say that there are some e things too unspeakably little to be k expressed in words," continued the - Mayor, flaying the Governor of South I- Carolina for his action. Mayor y Gibbes dictated the following state;s (j ment: il "If the statement of fact in the L Record of May 27 and the News and I* Courier of May 28 is correct (and I 5. y- hereby request that it be verified by >- reporter's affidavit,) I would say that there are some things too unspeakg ably little and contemptible to be exit pressed in words, and this is one of them. f "The spectacle of the viper gnaw-ing the file would be only amusing, l- except that the file ought to be put to constructive uses. Q "Probably Franklin J. Moses, in all e his career as Misgovernor of South > Carlino, never descended to so petty a plane of official action as this. = "If you desire my official comments on this matter and the county dis= pensary situation, you will find them - in the Annual, now in the hands of v the printer. On yesterday the dist. pensaries were closed because of death in the family of a member.of the county board of control. Is this 1 a public business or a private affair? "Has not the time come for a s change?" y mi tt: confesses two murders s Negro Oets Life Sentence for Crimes 3 Committed at Colored School. & Knoxvilie, Tenn., May 30.?Haynes ~ Terry, a colored deaf mute, to-day * confessed to the murder of Russell f Mann, white, and Mayne Steele and * an attack upon Carrie Mason, colored, and Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Mann at the colored branch of the Tennessee School for the Deaf and Dumb on the night of March 17. The confession was made in court, when Terry was arraigned on the charge of murder. He was given a life sentence in the 'r penitentiary. Three other defend^ ants who were charged as accom^ plices were exonerated by Terry and were released by the court. J ? Child's Burns End Fatally. t Chester, May 30.?Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Wilson lost their 12-months-old r t son, Wylie Hennies, yesterday afterr noon by getting burned so frightfully that death soon came as a grateful relief to his intense sunering. Mrs. Wilson left her son for a little 1 while to attend to some work in the . orchard and arranged chairs around t the fire in a manner that she thought , the little boy could not get past to k the fire. Presently she returned and as she ' opened the door she witnessed the } horrible sight of seeing her child's clothes in flames. She grabbed blankets and soon smothered the fire, but the child had breathed the fiames, which the physician declared was the ? real cause of his death. > The Editor Will Get Along. l A Missouri editor who was about to , pull up and leave for lack of support . sarcastically remarked in parting that > editors don't need money. "Don't worry about the editor," he ) said; "he has a charter from the state a to act as- doormat for the community. He'll get the paper out some way, and stand up for you when you run for of? fice, and lie about your pigeon-toed a daughter's tackey wedding, and blow about your big-footed sons when they r get a $12 a week job, and weep over I your shriveled soul when it is rej leased from your grasping body, and _ ^smil? at your giddy wife's second t marriage. He'll get along. The JLora B only knows- how?but the editor will j get there somehow."?Exchange. s SHOOTS HER HUSBAND, e e Woman Claims Self Defense as Her L Excuse. d . Mobile, Ala., May 30.?Mrs. John e Halford, wife of a once prominent e Baptist minister, shot and killed her - husband Wednesday at their home, a 17 miles from Bay Springs, Miss., ace cording to a meagre report which y reached this city today. Mrs. Halv ford declared that she shot her husn bnriri from a window in the house e while he was loading a pump-gun at e the gate with which, she said, he had e threatened to kill her and her son, 1- Benjamin. Mrs. Halford was released i- from custody by a justice of the i- peace, before whom a preliminary hearing was held. DISPENSARY IN LEXINGTON. ; Petitions Piled by Advocates of "G. M. I." for Election on Matter. Lexington, May 31.?The advocates i of the dispensary in this county today filed petitions with the county supervisor asking for tne caning 01 an election on the question of re-establishing the dispensary in Lexington county. The petitions are sup> posed to represent 2,032 electors. This, it is conceded, is more than the requisite one-third number, as provided by the statute, and it is likely that the election will be ordered. Supervisor Corley, however, stated this afternoon that he would make a complete investigation before taking action. The l>riest Dry Year. A few persons remember 1845 as the dry year in this country. There was moisture enough in the ground to bring corn up to a stand. Early in May the rains ceased, and there I was nothing but very light showers occasionally until fall. Upland corn was a failure. / Gardens amounted to naught; small streams and rivers furnished obout one fourth the normal supply of water. Often clouds would appears for a day or two, but they would pass without rain. The tradi* ^ K1 ATtrirt or tlOIl IS mai lilt? w iUU ? CIO uiunjiife more than half the time. , Many families pulled out and moved to Tennessee in the fall because , corn was abundant there. In Septem- , ber, farmers began to look after a ( supply of corn for the next year. They heard that it could be bought for 37 . cents a bushel in Rutherford county. Perhaps the first purchasers got it at ? that price, but in consequence of the 1 rush of South Carolina wagons the < price soon rose to 50 cents, and then ; mounted to 75 cents before the winter was over. Xo weather records were kept in , those days, but it is probable that the drought covered only a few Pied- , mont counties. Crops were excel- ; lent in western North Carolina, and , in the lower counties of the state. j It was in the fall of that year that the famous prayer meeting for rain 1 was called. A large crowd came from the county and met in the Methodist ] church. They continued in prayer for i some time and when the meeting was < dismissed, there were some clouds on < the northwest horizon. Many who 1 attended the meeting from the county < got drenched before they reached 1 home. That shower was the breaking < up of the drought. Others followed ] and put the ground in fine condition for sowing wheat. A larger acreage 1 than usual was soon planted and the 1 yield was excellent. In the fall of 1 < ^ i " y* _ ? 3 _ __ s _ _ i , , , is-io neias ana pastures were tne * picture of desolation. ( There was nothing green anywhere, many of the, forest trees had died. ( There are a half dozen or more peo- ( pie living who remember the appar- 1 ently hopeless conditipn of the people at that time.?Greenville News. '' ( Receiver for Bank. ? \ i Anderson, June 3.?The Bank of ^ Starr, organized ej^ht^years ago with a paid in capital of $13,500, has suspended business and Judge I. W. j Bowman, on petition of the stockholders, has appointed C. C. Jones as , C receiver. The operations of the bank have not been financially successful for the past year on account of small deposits and tightness of the money ^ market. All creditors and depositors will be t paid in full, but there will be a slight , c impairment of the capital stock. Mr. Jones has qualified as receiver. Gentle Jabs. t Some women are easily pleased? ( judging by the husbands they select. While the way of the trangressor 1 may be hard, it is seldom lonesome. 1 He is a wise millionaire who keeps ( his mouth shut and lets his money ( talk. t Personal Mention. , * 1 ?Miss Moselle Copeland is at ^ home for the summer vacation from Converse College. . ?Miss Nettie Sandifer is at home , from Limestone college, Gaffney, for ] the summer vacation. , ?Miss Alma Black, who has been < teaching at Olar, is at home for the ] summer. Miss Alma has been elected 1 as a teacher in the Bamberg graded ] school for next year. ?Miss Estelle Smoak is visiting 1 friends in Charleston. ?Messrs. Marion and Roy Cooner 1 and Benj. BiacK, wno nave oeen at tending the South Carolina University 1 at Columbia, are at home for the 1 summer vacation. ( Send us your name anil address and we will send you free of charge ( our Parcel Post System. Jet White Laundry, Charleston, S. C. ' J. A. Hunter will save you money on Planters, Distributors and Cultivators, Paints, Screen Doors and Windows, ill fact on anything in the hardware line. Don't fail to call on him while in town. r DIED AFTER SEVERE STRUGGLE. Body of Young Woman Found in Vacant Lot. Bloomfield, N. J., May 30.?The body of a young woman, from which the head had been severed and replaced, was found in a vacant lot here to-day. By means of a handkerchief upon which her name was written, she was identified as Mrs. Alvira Carciello, wife of a Newark store-keeper. Two hundred dollars, which the husband said 6he carried in her stocking, 1--J TT ? V..,/* haan was missing, nei uugcis uau severed from her hands, and the ground in the immediate vicinity gave indications of a terrific fight for life. Scaffold Farewells. ' Callemin, one of the three motor bandits guillotined recently, exclaimed to one of the warders as he was dressing for the last time: "I don't need much clothing for such a short journey." Just before he was executed he caught a glimpse of the crowd in the distance, and cried: "Ah, is it not a beautiful thing to see a man in agony!" And that was the man who thought it a joke to see others in agony! Those dreadful few minutes before a man is launched into eternity have been responsible for many dramatic and ghastly scenes. The wild desire to prolong his life, if only for a few terrible seconds, is irresistible. When Charles Peace was on the scaffold, Marwood, the executioner, stepped forward to place the white cap on the criminal's head. "Stop a minute!" cried Peace excitedly, "I want to address the reporters." He was allowed to speak?bound, shivering, and almost bloodless. After he had spoken, Marwood again stepped forward, but Peace repelled him, and hoarsly asked for a little water. . ' No attention was paid to this request and the executioner drew the white cap over his head. The condemned man, from under the cap, again asked for a cup of water, and ;ried out that the rope was too tight and hurt him. At that moment Marwood drew the bolt and the scene was over. Neil Cream, the doctor who sent a number of women to a dreadful death by strychnine poisoning, suffered terribly during his last moments an earth. At the very last moment tie tried to gain a little longer lease if life. As the executioner pulled Lhe lever which released the bolts, Sream hurriedly cried out, "Stop a minute?I am Jack the?" The sentence was never finished, :hough to this day many people beieve that the American doctor was :he author of the outrages that sent i wave of terror over the East End if London in 1888. One of the most dramatic scenes m the scaffold in recnt years was jnacted when Dougal, the Moat Farm 3 /vvnniitoi) in 1 QA5 II U I Ud C1 f W d>3 CAl/V U t^VA iU A V w? Billington adjusted the white cap, ind, after a final glance round, grasped the lever. At that moment his ittention was drawn to the chaplain vho had pushed his way forward to ;he very edge of the drop, and was notioning to him to stop. With his hand on the lever, Billngton waited. "Guilty or not^guilty, Dougal?" isked the clergyman, in a shrill, lervous voice. There was no reply. "Guilty or not guilty?" again asked ;he clergyman. This time Dougal replied. Hie head ;urned in the direction of the voice md from beneath the white cap the lying man replied hoarsely: "Guilty!" At that moment Billington pulled ;he lever, and the heavy doors fell lown with a crash. One of the last executions attended )y Calcraft was that of James O'Conlor for the murder of James Gaffney. 3ne of the journalists present at the jxecution described it afterwards in ;errible sentences. "I could not turn my eyes from !! !etaoin.'d8r n!o eta eta ta ao.... ;he drop. A crash! A thud! The rope lies loosely in the air! ' "With a vault,* Father Bonte (the "ollowed him. Propped up against the wooden partition lay O'Connor, the proken rope around his neck and the white cap over his eyes. The good ileric at once drew off the cap and loosened the noose. Seizing my arms with his two pinioned hands, O'Conaor exclaimed: " 'I stood it bravely, didn't I? You will let me off now, won't you?" "Think of the horror of that appeal! But the lew must be obeyed. A new rope was procured, Calcraft again pulled the lever, and James O'Connor was dead." Anions: the last words of great criminals, Palmer, the prisoner's, "The sentence is just, though the evidence is false;" Bush's who murdered Mr. Isaac Jermy and his son, "Don't hurry?take time, take time;" Fauntleroy, the great banker's, "Now for the Great Secret;" and Mrs. Percey's, "Rightly convicted, but on unjust evidence," have become historical.?Pearson's Weekly. N. ? * s OUR STATESMEN HONORED. Five Congressmen Land on Major Committees. Washington, June 2.?Five of South Carolina's seven Congressmen are placed on what are called the major committees of the House of Representatives as a result of the action of the Democratic caucus, which today confirmed the selections recommended by the Democratic members of the ways and means committee. These twelve committees are of such importance that no member of them is allowed to serve on any other committee. Representative Richard S. Whaley, of the 1st district, is the youngest member of the delegation in length of service. He has been placed on three committees, merchant marine and fisheries, invalid pensions and industrial arts and expositions. Lever Heads Agriculture. The only chairmanship which goes to South Carolina is that of the great committee on agriculture, which falls to Representative Lever, of the 7th district. Representative Finley, of the 5th district, who is the chairman of the State delegation, gave up his .chairmanship of the committee on printing in order to retain the more important position of ranking member of the committee on post-offices and post-roads. As a member of the committee on appropriations, Representative Johnson, of the 4th district, will continue as chairman of the sub-committee, which draws the legislative, executive, and judicial appropriation bill. Although he failed to secure the chairmanship of the District of Columbia committee, to which he considered himself entitled by reason of having stood aside two years ago for Representative Jonnson, or ReniucKy, who has been again chosen as chairman, Representative Aiken, of the 3d district, keeps his place as ranking member of this commiftee, which is one of the big dozen., Byrnes on New Committee. Desiring to serve on the new committee on roads, in whose creation he took a leading part, Representative Byrnes, of the 2d district, relinquished his membership on banking and currency and is now placed on roads, war claims and mines and mining. On the war claims committee he is ranking member. Representative J. W. Ragsdale, of the 6th district, has landed on the important banking and currency committee, an unusual assignment for a new member. Senator Tillman said this evening as to Mr. Ragsdale's success in this matter: *T am surprised and gratified at his good luck and am bound to believe it must have been some good management also, on his part." "JIM CROW" PULLMAN CONFAB. Agent of Company Confers With State Railroad Commission. Columbia, June S.?An informal conference between the South Carolina railroad commission and G. F. Fernald, of Chicago, general counsel for the Pullman Company, this afternoon, regarding the complaint of Railroad Commissioner Richards to negroes riding in Pullmans on interstate trains, resulted in an agreement to postpone further negotiations for thirty days. In the meantime it is thought that propositions will be drawn up by both sides for discussion when the conference is resumed. Nothing as to what was discussed at the conference was given out. It took place at 3 o'clock this afternoon in the railroad commission's office with all the members present. The protest of Mr. Richards against the Pullman Company selling negroes berths on the same cars with white people has aroused much interest all over the State and the commission is backed up by the great majority of the white people of South Carolina in their efforts to get the separate coach law recognized on interstate trains, as it is now on intrastate trains. Word comes from Washington that the bill introduced by Senator'^Smith providing separate coaches for the races on interstate trains will be pushed to passage. The South Carolina railroad commission sent copies of the letter of protest they wrote the Pullman Com pany against negroes navmg oertns on sleepers with white people to all the railroad commissions of the Southern States and it is said here that all of them are heartily co-operating with South Carolina in trying to remedy this trouble. A statesman is a politician who can keep his face closed at the right time. The fiddlers' convention scheduled to be held in this city early in July is going to be a great occasion. Already a very large number of oldtime fiddlers have announced their intention of attending and taking part, and it is sure going to be a big tning. i f * - " / t ' CZ- " "r < -^Jfikt &&&&?V-i.?&* & EX- POLICEMEN IN PEN. First Day's Work of Former las pec- ^ tors at BlackwelL Dennis Sweeney, James E. Huasey, James F. Thompson and John. J. Murtha, the one-time uniformed heads of the police, donned, their aprons and rolled up their sleeves yesterday morning and went to work in the shops of the Blackwell's Island, penitentiary. They each did a laboring man's day of tfbrk. They labored at their respective tasks eight hours. oweenej, wniuueu anu siuuv-?uuuxdered, with a long apron covering, his stripes, leaned over a great mixing " ? pan of dough and worked like a regular baker." ! After he had kneaded a large piece of the dough he picked it up in his arms and carried it to a table, where other jail-birds sliced it up and molded it for the ovens. Toward the end of the day he became very tired. His y , task carries with it more actual manual labor than the tasks his three coplotters have been set to. Hussey, in the bed shop, had a spe- ^ cial job yesterday of tightening up nuts that join the ends of the iron cots that will be isued to the police, fire and other city departments when they are completed. The ex-inspector, with a steel S wrench, worked and worked hard. He had to get the different parts of the bed, assemble them and then bolt them together. * His job then is much easier than Sweeney'6. Thompson, who, it was feared by the doctors at the penitentiary, would have to go to the hospital for treatment if his mental and physical condition did not improve, came from his cell in the new prison when a guard unlocked the steel door for him. He didn't complain, say the guards at the prison, and seemed to be in a more cheerful frame of mind. J In the shoe shop, where he worked . M his first day and where he will labor ? for 10 months, he pegged heavy bro- ^3 gans all day long. Once a pair 01 m shoes belonging to one of the patients d in the city hospital, which adjoins ^ the penitentiary on the south of the island, was sent over to the shoe shop to be repaired. They were given 4 to Thompson, who, it is declared, did I a good job on them. ^ ] He peeled off the old worn leather and replaced it with new. Then he removed a nail that had been bother- j ing the owner of the shoes. The owner is gunman who was injured in a fight on the Bowery and hadn't the money to pay for medical attention. Murtha's job consists of assorting broom straw to the proper lengths. After he finishes assorting a pile another convict comes along and takes it away to be bound up. ' The four former inspectors arose at 6 o'clock with the 1,400 other prisoners and marched to the washrooms. , / They waited their turns at the showers, and all of them had to follow an assortment of petty criminals?both negroes and white men. jr Sweeney was about to duck under the shower when a lanK, lean, west/^ Indian negro?a fire#escape sneak thief?jumped in front of him. The * West Indian had his bath first. Sweeney stood to one s.de and allowed him to finish.?New York World. ? Xon Compos Mentis. A commission in lunacy had called a woman to the witness-stand.. "And now," said the commission's 4 counsel to her, "what is your ground for claiming that the accused is insane?" The woman gulped, wiped her eyes, and answered: "Well, gentlemen, he took me to the theatre twice in one week. Each time we went in a taxicab, we had supper each time after the perform- * ance; and each time he bought me chocolates and flowers. He didn't go out to see a man bet-ween the acts, either." "But, madam," said the commissioner, "surely these actions do not prove insanity on the accused's part." ^ "td?+ sir." said the JJUt JUU 1V?0?-?| , lady, with a sad smile, "you forget that the accused is my husband."? San Francisco Argonaut. Pleads Guilty to Forgery. Manning, June 2.?C. M. Reynolds, who came to Manning a year ago and hung out his shingle for the practice of law, in the court of general sessions today pleaded guilty to a charge of forgery. He was sentenced to spend one year in the service of the State, but the sentence was suspended during good behavior. It will be enforce if a South Carolina grand jury in the future finds a true bill against the defendant charging any offense. Reynolds today told the court that he is only 19 years of age and nas never been admitted to the practice of law in this State. He said, however, that he had been admitted to the bar of Florida. He announced that he came to Manning as a detective. He left Manning this afternoon in an automobile. ^ '