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B 91 J ~ If One Dollar and a Half a Year. BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 1913. Established 1891. - - j % COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS j SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. News Items Gathered All Around the f - County and Elsewhere. News From Olar. ^ Olar, Tune 10.?Mrs. Charlie Still j died last Friday morning. She had a stroke of paralysis while at breakfast Tuesday morning and gradually grew - worse until the end came. She was about sixty five years of age. She leaves a husband and one son. All who have been speaking of doine various deeds on a cold day in June, had the opportunity presented last Monday and Tuesday. Most farmers fear that the present cool weather will have a detrimental effect on the cotton crop. Prof. Floyd C. Chitty has accepted the principalship of the Norway school for the next school year. The trustees of that institution have act- , ed wisely by securing his cervices. Mrs. Marion Rizer, of Lodge, is visiting Mrs. Leighton Hartzog this week. Dr. Cecil B. Ray has returned from his stay at Livingston. Mr. J. F. Ouzts, of Kirksey, was here last Thursday. Mr. Archie Barker has accepted a position in Charleston. Mr. A. R. Wallack spent the week7 end in Barnwell. Capt. Jack Morris, of Barnwell, was here last week. Miss Frazier, of Beaufort, has been 4 elected principal of the Olar high school. Her sister has also been elect/ ed as one of the teachers. Mr. C. F. Rizer has been appointed as one of the receivers of the Bank j , oi urunsua. Rev. Jno. L~. Harley, superintendent of the Anti Saloon League, will preach hero next Sunday night at the Methodist church. The Methodist Sunday-school will . have a picnic on Wednesday, July the second. Messrs. W. B. Chitty and J. E. . Cook went to Bamberg last Wednesday. Mr. C. F. Rizer spent last Tuesday J in Brunson. , Miss Zelma Rizer has returned t 7 home from Columbia College. Mr. Frank Guess spent the week- ] end in Cordova. . Messrs. Bunyan Black and Robert ( Bronson, of Barnwell, were in town Sunday. Mr. Henry O. Morris visited Kline last Sunday. Mr. Wyatt Cook and Misses Belle . and Delma Cook are visiting relatives . in Aiken. > * Ehrhardt News. i Ehrhardt, June 6.?The annual -1 "? r on/1 1 A n/ir eiecuuil 1UI I.U *> J_l or a.ixvi XV Uti cent bond issue for school purposes took place Tuesday. It resulted in the election of J. C. Kinard for intendant and Messrs. H. Karesh, W. Max Walker, 0. E. Kearse and A. B. Coggins for members of the : council. Mr. Kinard has several times been elected intendant and all ' of the members elected to the council are well known in the community 1 and have the confidence of their constituents. We hope that they will give us a good, clean government. The 10 per cent bond issue was de- ' feated by a large majority. But we ' are told on reliable sources that the . new schoel building that has been projected so long "will be built never- , theless. Pardon for Quick Asked. ; . Wm. Quick is circulating a petition to the governor to pardon his son, J * Elijah Quick, who shot and killed his wife in Adamsville last summer. A ! large number of signatures have been ! < secured to the petition. 1 It will be remembered that Quick < on/? v>ie uTifo, haH sonflratad_ and her ] mother was keeping house for Quick and his little child. The mother was 1 working at McColl, and went to visit them on Saturday. When she went < f to leave Quick told her not to go. '< When she refused to stay with him he shot her in the arm. She ran out of 1 the house with the blood streaming. < He reloaded his gun and followed her. In the yard, as she knelt and begged < for mercy, and promised to stay with 1 him if he would spare her, he shot ? her through the heart and killed her j < instantly. J. K. Owens represented Quick at; < the trial. Solicitor Spears consented 1 to a verdict of guilty with a recommendation to mercy, and he was sentenced to life imprisonment in the \ penitentiary. ? Bennettsville Advo- 11 ? cate. DENMARK SCHOOL CLOSING. \ Interesting Exercises?Address by j Prof. Hand?Teachers. Denmark, June 8.?The closing ex- j ercises of the Denmark High School : were held in the school auditorium i Thursday evening. Seated on the J rostrum were the three trustees, the J Rev. Messrs. M. M. Brabham andJ.D. j Huggins and Superintendent McCown j and the orator of the occasion, Prof. W. H. Hand. After the invocation by the Rev. J. D. Huggins, the following programme was carried out: Instrumental duet, "Polonaise Militaire" in A major (Chopin) Misses Polier and Pratt. Chorus, "Rigoleaeo," (Verdi.) Address, Prof. W. H. Hand. Vocal solo, "Sleep On, Dear Heart," Miss Carroll. Instrumental duet, "La Baladine," Misses Polier and Wilkerson. Awarding of certificates to those who have been neither absent nor tardy, Edward Cox, Willie Naff, Daisy Tillman, Willie Delle Hutto, Annie Mae Griffith, Julia Cox, Pauline Ray. Awarding of certificates to those entering the High School. Chorus, . (a) "The Primrose," (Kroeger:) (b) "Spring Song," Arr from (Melody in F.) (Rubinstein.) Benediction, by the Rev. M. M. Brabham. Prof. Hand made an able address to the school and patrons. The school has had a prosperous and harmonius session, and it is a matter of genuine,regret that several of the teachers did not stand for re-election. The teachers elected for the next session are: Misses Mary E. Broyles, Maymie Colvin, Rosa Burdine, Sadie E. Richards, Gussie D. Calhoun and Misses Virginia Carroll and Sara Heriot, of last year's faculty. Fairfax Fancies. Fairfax, June 9.?Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brooks, of Savannah, are visiting Mrs. W. L. Brooks. Mrs. S. J. Dean and daughters, of Ridgeland, are visiting Mrs. Lily Myrick. Dr. Iva Youmans, of Jacksonville, joined her mother here and accompanied her to Clemson College, to be present at Corrin Youmans's graduation. Mrs. Benj. Buckner and Miss Jennie DuRant have returned from a trip to Winthrop, where they attended the graduation of Miss Mercedes Buckner in that institution. Mrs. Mattie Reed is visiting Mrs. A.ngy Burckhalter. On Wednesday evening there was a. dance in Harter's hall, which was well attended. Thursday evening Mrs. M. Move ?ave a party complimentary to Misses Claudia O'Neal and Lucile Youmans. Quite a number of young folks were present. The contest was: "articles found in grandmother's kitchen." Lylete Wilson won the prize and Miss M. Folk the consolation. Mr. and Mrs. Move are so warm hearted and in such close sympathy with our !.-outh that they'll never grow old. Mr. Moye aia ms own nuumig auu lid it well. A salad and sweet course svere served and all enjoyed the evening. On Friday afternoon a large crowd assembled in the school auditorium to attend the baby show, 65 babies and children were exhibited. The judges were Mesdames Vissar and Dswald, of Allendale, and Mesdames Folk and Minor, of Brunson. The first prize was won by little Mabel Brooks, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Brooks, in the year and year and a half class. Next from 2 to 3% rears, little Richard, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Dowling, won, also little Lena Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Johnson. From 4 to 5 years was won by Frances, little laughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Loadtiolt. The judges thought the children were unusually fine specimens, fee cream and cake were served, and: Mrs. S. L. Sanders, Sadie Harter, and I Ethel Simpson gave the piano music. Russell Loadholt, from Furman, is enjoying vacation with loved ones, also is Miss Zella Loadholt. Mrs. M. P. C. Youmans has joined tier son, McDonald, at Asheville, for i rest. Misses Hattie George, Alma Knight and others are enjoying holiday pas:ime. Mr. Arthur George has returned, i graduate of Wofford. The many friends of Miss Claudia : D'Xeal, of Ocala, Fla., welcome her j aere warmly, as she's quite a favorite. A mammoth on driven narvesier / Lhat is being tried out on Australian svheat fields, strips abut sixty acres a. day. IN THE PALMETTO STATE SOME OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. State News Boiled Down for Quick Reading?Paragraphs About Men and Happenings. The Columbia Record announces that arrangements are making for horse-racing in Columbia next fall under the auspices of tne fsew ioik Jockey club. There was a very pleasant dance given in the town hall Tuesday evening of this week, which was well attended. Music was furnished by a band from Augusta. The trustees of Furman university have bestowed the title of doctor of divinity upon Rev. A. T. Jamison, superintendent of the Connie Maxwell orphanage, Greenwood. Louis Henry, colored, and four mules of Joe H. Commander, a Florence county farmer, were killed by lightning Monday afternoon. * The mules were valued at $1,000. For the first time in the history of Wofford College, two twins graduated in the same class last week. They were Messrs. Henry and Hugo Sims, sons of Editor J. L. Sims, of Orangeburg, and bright boys they are. Masonic Picnic. Olar, June 9.?The Masonic picnic at Jennys last Saturday was quite a success. The purpose of this meeting was for taking steps for the organization of an Eastern Star Chapter at Jennys, and this organization is now assured. At this gathering were representative Masons and their families from four counties?little tots just learning to walk, ud to old persons of four score years, representing perfectly, the first degrees of Masonry. And the dinner was a feast such as even Belshazzar even in his palmy days of feast giving never equalled. After dinner our good friend, W. G. Ruddell, was kept busy taking out parties joy riding in his new Ford. He took out eleven children on one trip, and parties meeting him looked on with open-eyed wonder, thinking they were all of one family. While Ruddell was giving ''the ladies *nd children so much enjoyment joy-riding, Messrs. J. F. Kearse, of Hampton, and M' C. Dowling, of Fairfax, were spell-binding the menfolk with some two hundred and odd jokes of the warranted-to-make-laugh brand. They are both jokers from Jokerville. The crops around Jennys are growing nicely. Some of the boys think that Capt. J. W. Jenny's grain shocks are too close together. They accuse him of shocking the grain from three or four fields on one field,, so as to make a fine showing. But the boys forget that "the Captain" knows a thing or two about farming. Hail near Rivers' Bridge knocked every leaf from some cotton. The corn blades were also shredded. Some cotton in this section is not yet up 10 it SlclliU, itXI UL'UUllCUtD writer has never known before to exist here. Ordinarily cotton is laidby here about the middle of July, but cotton not yet up must be worked later than that. Our friend, Decatur Barnes, at Jennys, is in hard luck. About a month ago some fiend poisoned both of his mules?both dying. New ones were bought and a few days ago he was hauling oats', was unloading at the barn, lightning struck it, killing the team outright, and came near killing Mr. Barnes. Dr. Loadholt told us he was improving somewhat. B. Orangeburg Veterans Meet. Orangeburg, June 8.?Camp Thos. J. Glover, United Confederate Veterans, held a special meeting in this city yesterday. The meeting was wellattended and was a very interesting one. The purpose of the meeting was to nominate a colonel of th6 Orangeburg regiment, U. C. V., to ciiwoqH Pnl Qarrmpl Flihhlp rptirpH The result was the nomination of Comrade Frederick S. Dibble for the position. A special election was ordered for next Saturday, when the nomination will be confirmed. The veterans were addressed by Col. D. 0. Herbert and J. LeRoy Dukes, Esq., both of whose talks were enjoyed very much. After the business session a lunch was served by a committee of ladies from Paul McMichael Chapter, U. D. C. PerhaDs the man who is looking for trouble is better prepared to dodge it when it comes. 4 BURGLARIES AT MAYESYILLE. j j Two Places Robbed?Train Kills j Bloodhound Trailing Tiiief. Sumter, June 9.?Quite a number of burglaries have been committed in the town of Mayesville within the past month, the last being on Sunday night, when the store of T. L. Kahn and the shop of J. F. Bland were entered and a number of-articles stolen, t The thief or thieves entered through i the plate glass fronts of the stores, a while the storm was at its worst and > during a blinding fall of rain. < After the storm a bloodhound, own- ? ed by the town, was put on the trail 1 and tracks were followed for several 1 miles to a joint near New Sumter, ? where the early morning train killed 1 the dog, which was following the i trail down the railroad tracks. It is 1 supposed that the dog was so interest- ? ed in the trail that it paid no atten- ? tion to the oncoming train. 1 Up to this afternoon the thief had 2 not been discovered. This is the < third time that various stores in the i town have been entered in the same < manner. It is thought that the thief ,?< had his arm badly cut in entering the 1 store Sunday night, as a pool of blood was found on the floor of one of the stores and the trail showed several i places where he had stopped to wash 1 his arm. ] St. Johns News. ] ??? < St. Johns, June 9.?There is quite a difference in the weather from last Monday until this Monday. It is rather cool and wet instead of hot and dry. . On last Monday evening we had . an awful hail storm, but am glad to ^ say it did not do very much damage. Mr. Raleigh Kinard, who has been attending Newberry College, came home last week. We are glad to have ^ him back in the St. Johns' section c again. t Mr. C. L. Brant's mother returned j home last Sunday, where she had j spent a few days with him. Mrs. B. V. Kearse spent a few days last week with her sister, Mrs. Willie Jenny. i Misses Elizabeth and Ella Hiers j spent Saturday night and Sunday ] with Misses Edith and Salome Hiers. t Mr. C. L. Brant and family spent l Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Aquilla , Kinard. Mr. Lee Hiott, from Walterboro, was the guest of Miss Rena Kinard last Sunday. Mrs. J. B. Hiers spent Sunday with Mrs. J. C. Folk. Mrs. Lou Sease and two granddaughters spent Sunday with Mrs. G. F. Hiers and family. We are glad to know that Mrs. M. A. Kinard is improving. Hope she will soon he entirely well. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sease spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Breland. Some of the folks had a fish fry in the swamp last week. They said they had more fish than they could use. Must have had lot of them, for I bet they used a good many. . The St. Johns Sunday-School picnic will be held on Thursday, June 19th, and the public is cordially invited to attend. Hon. S. G. Mayfield will deliver an address. We would like for as many of the members of St. Johns as can to go or send some one to help clean off the t church and cemetery grounds on next j Saturday morning. Then on Satur- j day evening the choii* is invited to go f back and practice over the pieces c they have selected for the picnic. They are also invited to go back and practice again on next Sunday evening. 1 Children, have you forgotten about x Sunday-school? Now I am afraid j some of us have, but let's don't for- c get now and be sure and go next f Sunday. Let's try and be there at ten o'clock next Sunday morning so we can get through before preaching hour. Parents, don't forget to go to \ Sunday-school, and if you can't go, ? that is no reason why your children r should not go, is it? You must try C and send them every Sunday. Now, b let's see if we can't have a large ii Snnriav-snhnol next Sunday morning. Ii Don't forget the hour. fi a Fined for Selling Cigarettes. e Florence, June 6.?Police Officer Angel reported a young Greek boy for selling cigarettes to a minor. The $ case was up before a magistrate and r the Greek was fined $25. There is a e considerable kick on about the mat- t] ter, as the Greek cannot speak Eng- p lish very well, and the officer is be- s ing blamed no little for making an fi example of this foreigner instead of v some of the places about town that 2 I sell to any one. y i 1 r . y *101 FEARED AT BLUFTON S'EGRO ATTEMPTS ASSAULT ON WIFE OF PROMINENT CITIZEN. S'egro Under Arrest at Ridgeland. Whites and Blacks Arming in Anticipation of Clash. Bluffton, S. C., June 11.?This own and the surrounding region is n a state of excitement, following an ttempted assault by a negro upon the vife of a prominent citizen yesteraay evening. The woman was preparing >upper at the time, her husband not laving returned from work. About lalf past 7 o'clock a negro suddenly ippeared and attacked the woman, vho wrenched herself free and ran :rom the house. She hastened to the lome of a neighbor and gave the Urm and a posse was quickly in pursuit of the black, who is described by lis intended victim as being about 30 rears old, over six feet in height and if a dark gingercake color. A negro inswering the description was arrested this morning in Ridgeland by the ihief of police and is being held :here. Negro Killed at Bluffton. A negro named Jackson, answerng the description of the assailant, vas killed in Bluffton today, when he esisted arrest, and the negroes are ;hreatening reprisals. It is believed lere that Jackson is the negro who ittacked the woman. Governor Blease has been asked to ;all out the Beaufort militia for the protection of the citizens of Bluffton. Parties from Ridgeland are hastenng to Bluffton in automobiles to aid n controlling the situation, which is leginning to look ugly. Acting on Governor Blease's orlers, the Beaufort Naval Reserves are inder arms in readiness to proceed ;o Bluffton at a moment's notice, sheriff White and the commander of he troops are keeping in touch with Bluffton through Sheriff Porter at Bidgeland. Says He Was Not the Man. Ridgeland, June 11.?The negro, iVilliam Jackson, who was shot and nstantly killed by State Detective E. Hammond when he resisted arrest ;oday, has been declared by the wonan upon whom the criminal assault vas attempted as being the wrong legro and not the one who made the ittempt. This has only added to the fury of ;he negroes and causes the white jeople to be more uneasy than before. For it now seems that a race iot is liable to start at any moment. The town authorities are posting jickets throughout the town and are n hopes of holding the negroes in ;heck until the militia from Beaufort :an arrive in their launches, which las been ordered to the scene of rouble by Governor Blease. Sheriff M. O. D. White, of Beauort County, has left with a launch ull of extra deputies to render aid. sheriff Porter, of Jasper, is already n Bluffton rendering all possible asiistance. The posses are still searchng for the negro, but it now seems is if he has made good his escape. The bad weather still continues, vhich makes the search extremely l'ard on the men. Negro Arrested and in Jail. This morning a negro answering he description was caught in Ridgeand by the chief of police and is beng held in the town jail until parties rom Bluffton can arrive for identifiation. Militia Going to Bluffton. Columbia, S. C., June 11.?"Will eave for Bluffton in an hour with nilitary company," was the wordng of a telegram received at 11 'clock tonight by Governor Blease, rom Sheriff White, of Beaufort. Lesson Proves Fatal. Charged with homicide, Mrs, S. L. Voodford, wife of the former United itates ambassador to Spain, was ar- 1 ested Wednesday at Bridgeport, 'onn., and placed under $2,500 bond ecause the automobile she was leaning to drive ran down and killed Wiliam Stanhouser, a laborer, in Fairield, near that city. Mrs. Woodford nd her chauffeur were both arrest- J d. 1 Fire Losses for May. ( Columbia, June 6.?A loss of 1 218,960.47 from 189 fires occuring in the month of May was sustain- 1 d in South Carolina, according to tie monthly report of fire losses made ; ublic today by Insurance Commisioner F. H. McMaster. The total j "r 1 * ~ C1 ire losses irom January 1 iv may ox, ras $1,196,978.69, as against $763,78.57 for the same period of last ] ear, is also shown by the report. < AUTO MISHAP NEAR SUMTEK. Two Hurt, Four Frightened?Car Badly Damaged. Sumter, June 9.?Two persons were slightly injured and four others were very much frightened Sunday afternoon when .a big touring car, in which they were riding, ran into an embankment and was overturned. The injured are Mrs. Margaret M. Dick and Robert C. Williams. 'Wie other occupants of the car at the time of the accident were Mrs. B. T. Williams, Miss Ella McFadden, Miss Pauline Blanding and Robert Witherspoon. The car was a new one, bought about two weeks ago by J. J. Will- 9 iams, a brother of Robert Williams, who was running it. Mr. Williams had run the car only once prior to Sunday afternoon. In making a sharp turn in going down hill, about - ..i-- -- i- l^ two miles irom tue city, ueai rutanu Springs, he turned the car to the right instead of to the left. It is believed that he saw his mistake and became too confused to right his error before the car plunged into the embankment, and then turned over on it6 side in the road. Fortunately the car was not going rapidly at the time, and this, together with the fact that the top helped to hold the car up, prevented it from'falling all the way over and possibly killing some in the party. Mrs. Dick received a number of bruises and scratches, and Mr. Williams received a sprained back, bruises and scratches. Others in the party, fortunately, escaped injury, although all were badly frightened. Mr. Williams is still in the hospital recovering from his injuries and fright. The car was badly damaged and will require numerous repairs before it can be used again. HORSE LEAVES ^RIDGE. Young Men of Dillon Are Almost Drowned.. Dillon, June 9.?Yesterday afternoon Charlie and Ed. B. Moody, while crossing little Pee Dee river at the new bridge suffered a very serious accident which came near proving fatal to both of them. They were driving a very fine and fiery horse which became frightened midway the bridge and without warning almost he reared up and plunged headlong into the river carrying with him the top buggy and the two men. The young men could not swim and but for help which came to the rescue might have drowned. After saving them the rescuers turned their attention to the horse but too late to 1 save him and he was drowned. They got him finally to shore and tried to resuscitate him but without effect. The top on the buggy was demolished. The crossing is at present considered a very dangerous one as there is being built alongside it a concrete bridge and the wooden bridge is only . ; temporary and without railing. RABBITS HALT A TRAIN". Has to Wait Twenty Minutes for Drove to Cross Tracks. During a rabbit drive near here the animals collected on the tracks of the -j \ Great Northern in such numbers that a freight train had to be brought to a standstill until the hunters drove the game away. The big run was partici- > M pated in by-300 men and boys, who surrounded a monster dried up slough. The hunters formed lines to force the rabbits into a wire-inclosed place across the railroad tracks, and while the animals were crossing the tracks the freight came Engineer Horner was afraid to run \ down the rabbits because of the possibility of clogging the machinery of the locomotive, sq he waited twenty minutes until the drove passed. More than 2,000 rabbits were slain. The carcasses were frozen and shipped to the East.?Moses Lake, Wash. Dispatch to N. Y. American. ? ;jM On His Dignity.. Iff! As one of the great South African liners was steaming into Southampton harbor a grimy coal-lighter floated immediately in front of it. An officer on board the vessel, observing this, shouted: , "Clear out of the way with that > barge!" The lighterman, a native of the Emerald Isle, shouted in reply. "Are ye the captain of that vessel?" "No," answered the officer. "Then spake to yer aiquals," said Pat; "I'm the captain of this."?London Opinion.