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lamhrrg feralb One Dollar and a Half a Year. BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1913 Established 1891. _ r - - ?j ? " COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS y SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. News Items Gathered All Around the County and Elsewhere. * Ehrhardt Etchings. Ehrhardt, Sept. 15.?The equinox must be on us. If so, look for bad weather and bad cotton from now on. Mrs. Wilson and little son are spending some time with Mrs. B. F. ||r Smith, of this place, it It is rumored that the Hacker Mfg. Co., intend to start up business soon. Mr. Harry E. Copeland will leave H shortly to take charge of his school ^ in the upper part of North Carolina. We wish him success. The quantity of shuck on corn this year denotes cold winter. So get your wood and coal ready for comfort when the cold wave comes. Miss Wilson, of Ulmer. and Miss t " " ' Mell Kearse paid Miss Elizabeth Roberts a 6hort visit last week. School will soon open at the Ehrhardt graded school. The kids are preparing to attend when it opens. Mr. S. W. Copeland intends putting up a brick building on his lot in town. Let the good work go on. We need more of them on Main street. Send you clipping from R. M. Johnson, of Virginia, on good roads, that might do some good to reprint in your paper. JEE. Fairfax Fancies. Fairfax, Sept. 15.?Miss Ruth Gooding, of Varnville, has been spend ing some time with Mrs. W. W. An* - derson. Mrs. Sam Rouse and children, of Allendale, visited friends here recently. Mesdames Googe and Moran, of Fernandina, Fla., visited Mrs. Dr. Googe recently. Miss Pansy Croft, of North, is vis iting Miss Edith Googe. Mrs. Bertil Jarrell, of Augusta, and Everett Jarrell, of Savannah, visited Mrs. Mary Wilson recently. Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Ruddell have returned from their mountain tjips. Mrs. H. McDaniel and children t have returned from a visit to relatives in Georgia. Mrs. H. Harvelv and son have re turned from an entended trip to the mountains. Miss Hattie Dowling, of Varnville, has returned to be a student at our school. Mr. M. Fleming, of Ridgeland, x spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. C. Davis. Harry Mixon, of Camp Branch, visited Mrs. Mack Mixon recently. Rommie Bhunson, of Gofford, is visiting Miss May Brunson. Mrs. Jeff Griffin, of Ulmer, was a visitor here recently. Mrs. Jennings is back again from Richmond, to the delight of her many friends here. Our school opened on the 8th instant. Principal McCain seems to be the right man in the right place. Several of our young' folks attended a picnic at Olar recently, and of course had a fine time. Mrs. Rosa Platts, of Hickory flrwa ic visiting Vrs .Tnlia Hartpr. V i V ? Vj v. V .... Miss Hattie Cave, with her two nieces, is keeping house at the Hammond house. Arthur Cave, of Tampa, Fla., was her greeting old friend6 last week. Dr. and Mrs. Peeples, of Estill, were here with relatives this week. Mesdames Amanda Young and Maude Wideman are spending some time at the sea shore. Mrs. Laura Gooding, of Brunson, is now the guest of Mrs. W. W. Anderson. ^ Mrs J. T. Bowers, of Brunson, and two children, are visiting Mrs. Mary Youmans. Mrs. Frank Jenny, of Hickory Grove, was a recent guest of Mrs. Julia Harter. Faber Kearse, of Olar, was also her guest. Miss Lucy Googe, one of our bright high-school girls, was honored in Allendale with an evening party, the hostess being Miss Maude Williams. Mrs. Van. Gregg, of Savannah, and bright little daughter, are spending some time with Miss Jennie DuRant. Mrs. H. D. Calhoun and two children, of Barnwell, are spending some time with Mrs. Fred Lightsey. Little Mertin, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Brabham, died on ^ Friday, and was funeralized at Bethlehem church on Saturday at noon. Many friends sympathize with the parents in the loss of this bright little boy. On Friday evening there was a fish frv and moonlight picnic near the f LOSES ARM IX GIN SAW. 1 I j Florence Man Suffers Fearful Injury j : when Caught in Machinery. ! _ Florence., Sep:. 12.?Mr. J. A. j Kelly, a well-known and well-to-do ' farmer of near Timmonsville, while j adjusting the saws of one of the j gins on his plantation this morning, got his left hand caught in the wliirl: ing machinery and his left hand and [ arm were so badly lacerated that it was necessary to have the arm amputated near the shoulder. Mr. Kel; !y was brought to the Florence In- ' firmarv and to-nieht is resting: fair- 1 lv well. Just about the same time that Mr. Kelly was injured, a negro on the . plantation of Mr. Mack Gregg, near < [ this city, had his hand caught in a gin and it was necessary to amputate the hand. Some months ago t this negro lost one of his hands by ( accidentally shooting himself and to> day he was made handless. A GOOD ROADS POET. \ The following verses were written < by Mr. R. M. Johnson, of Virginia. 1 The people of our own state also 1 might take the spirit of these verses to heart. In Old Virginia. ( ' "Here in old Virginia, From the mountains to the sea, God's piled up stone and gravel j Just as nandy as can be. J He intended us to use it, Xo doubt, in building roads, ' To lighten some the burdens 1 Of the heasts that draw our loads. 1 . i "But the rock is where He placed it, And the gravel's in the pit, Waiting unborn generations To construct our roads of it. : We just keep on a-pulling Through the mud and up t^egrade, i Building roads with good intentions Like the devil's own are made. "We've got to answer for it On the resurrection morn, When good old angel Gabriel Sounds the summons on his horn. 1 We've got to give good reason Why we didn't use that stone To the King of Golden Highways Sitting there upon His throne. ] "We'll have to stand before Him And confess that we've been slow To carry out His wishes In this matter here below; Stand there with guilty conscience, Hear some supervisor say: 'Good Lord, we 'lowed to use it If you hadn't come to-day.' " Nameless Fear Pursues Query. Greenville, Sept. 14.?Harassed by 4V.^. i 4 V? o 4 V? TT? o o r"? cr ViAlinHDfl LUC lUCd L1IC4 L IXC " UO utiiiwj xiwuixuvvi by some unknown persons or thing, J. L. Query, a white man, who claims 1 Concord, X. C., as his home, attempted to commit suicide tonight by hanging himself in a cell in the city jail. He tied one end of a blanket about his neck and then mounting a stool tied the other to the ceiling of his cell. After doing this he kicked the stool from under him. He was discovered in this condition by Policeman Bridges before he had been hanging long enough to cause death. The officer was feeding the prisoners at the time Query attempted to kill himself and in passing the cell saw him hanging to the 1 ceiling. Bridges cut the blanket by which he was hanging and immediately called in a physician. That Query is mentally unbalanced seems to be borne out by the manner in which he became confined in the city jail. He voluntarily presented himself at the police station and asked to be locked up, saying that he was afraid of something that was after him, but giving no clue as to what it was that he feared. His request to be locked up was complied with and a brother in Concord was notified. His brother will arrive in Greenville in the morning to take the unfortunate man back with him. Loadholt home, and given by them to the young folks. They had, they said, "Oh, such a fine time." Miss Ethel Simpson left on Saturday to enter Greenville Female College. Mrs. Sallie Jenkins returned Sat urday from a long visit to her eon at Birmingham. Mrs. Virginia McDaniel and children will leave in a few days for their new home in Georgia. Ralph Lightsev, of Brunson, was a recent guest here. Mr. Judson Lightsev, Sr., of Brunson, is in a very low, feeble state of ! health, and Mrs. J. F. Lightsey re1 turned Saturday evening from a visit to him. i Rook cards at Herald Book Store. IN THE PALMETTO STATE SOME OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. State News Boiled Down for Quick Rwidinf??Paragraphs About o -=7 Men and Happenings. Mrs. Isabel Batson, an aged lady of the Brandon mills, Greenville, was run over and killed by a street car on Thursday. She was 76 years old, and is survived by a son and six daughters. Clarence J. Owens, managing director of the Southern Commercial Congress, announces his intention to establish a State experiment farm at his plantation of 360 acres near Dunbarton in Barnwell county. Two of the three men for the Orangeburg dispensary board recommended by the senator and representatives from that county Gov. Blease refuses to appoint because they did not vote for him in 1912. The law says the board is to be appointed by the governor on the recommendation of the legislative delegation. The State Supreme Court has affirmed the verdict of the Circuit Court in the case of Mrs. Hattie E. Bennett against the Southern Railway. She recovered $20,000 damages for the death of her husband. Luther Bennett, who was killed in the wreck of the Carolina Special about two years ago. Bennett was firing at the time of his death. SWITCHED HIS OWN FATHER. Indiana College President Before Grand Jury in Strange Case. Terre Haute, Ind., Sept. 13.?Four members of the Hanley family today were subpoenaed to appear here Monday morning before the grand jury to tell of the alleged assault made upon Calvin Hanly, of Middleton, by his son, President E. A. Hanly, of Franklin College. Those summoned were President Hanley's mother, his sister, a brother, Oakley Danley and the latter's wife. It is alleged the son switched and spanked his father because of alleged bad treatment of his mother and sister-in-law. In resisting his son the father fell against a window sill and it is reported was seriously injured. President Hanlev tonight arrived here from Indianapolis, where today he issued a statement admitting that he had switched and spanked his father. He is a guest of the Rev. C. R. Parker, a member of the executive board of Franklin College. The Rev. Mr. Parker, in a brief statement, said the executive board had full confidence in Dr. Hanley and that no hasty action would be taken on the case. Calvin Henley was resting easy tonight and his physician said he did not consider his condition serious. Dr. Hanley and his father tonight were reconciled when the son motored to his father's home. ' In the presence of all the members of the family, the two embraced and asked mutual forgiveness. According to a friend who witnessed the meeting the father declared that he had been spoiled by being allowed to dictate to other members of his family. What effect the reconciliation will have upon the grand jury investigation officials would not predict tonight although friends of the Hanley family declared the action prooaoiy marked the close of the incident. SPEEDING TO ARMS OF MOTHER. Marion Wascuk is Traveling on First Lap of Long Journey. St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 13.?Lying on a pneumatic cushion in a hammock swung in a compartment of a freight train, Marion Wascuk, aged 19, to-night is speeding on the first lap of his long journey which eventually, he hopes, will place him in the arms of his aged mother near Warshaw, Poland. Accompanying him on the journey is Miss Lydia Keller, superintendent of a local hospital, where for many months Wascuk has been bed-bound, paralyzed below tne neck because of a broken back. Thirteen months ago a pile of lumber fell on him as he was working in the yard of a local tranfer companqy. After a hard battle physicians brought him as nearly back to health as they say he will ever be. Miss Keller caries with her a letter from Gov. Eberhart asking railway, steamship and foreign officials to do all in their power to make the trip as easy as possible for Wascuk. SHERIFF WHITE IS PRAISED. i ! ; Judge Gage Presiding at Court Try- j ing Spartanburg Negro for Assault Spartanburg, Sept. 15.?The spec-j j ial term of Court called by Govern- j ! or Cole L. Blease for the trial of Will Fair, the negro accused of assaulting a white woman near White Stone, j opened this morning. Judge George | W. Gage is presiding. The court j room was filled to overflowing with I ArtA-A? 4- y-y V* si n AOrrA Tli AV j 111 C11 cagci IU 5CC tlic atfciv. i i4 . j were disappointed. Fair was not produced. He was taken to the State penitentiary for safe-keeping after a mob, bent on lynching him, had blown down the outer wall of the jail with dynamite, and Sheriff W. J. White refused to-day to say if the negro had yet been brought back. The alleged victim of the negro was in court, however, to testify before the grand jury. Judge Gage's charge was one of the most eloquent and forceful ever delivered to a Spartanburg county grand jury. He told them to do their duty in the negro's case, whether their views as to the guilt or innocence of Fair coincided with the views of the public or not. Judge Gage spoke of the attempted lynching and praised Sheriff White for upholding the majesty of the law and refusing to surrender to the mob. Rev. S. A. Nettles Asks Investigation. At his request, Rev. S. A. Nettles, formerly of Spartanburg but now editor of the Southern Christian Advocate, Greenville, will be tried before Rev. S. F. Kilgo, presiding elder of the Greenville district, South Carolina conference, on certain charges preferred against him. The hearing will be at 3 o'clock in the afternoon of next Wednesday at St Paul's Methodist Episcopal church, South, Pendleton and AnderSon streets, Greenville. Certain specific allegations will be preferred against Mr. Nettles by Rev. A. J. Cauthen, of Spartanburg, who will, it is understood, be bolstered by an array of witnesses from this city. The following letter from Rev. S. F. Kilgo to a witness in Spartanburg is self-explanatory: "On August 24, I received a communication from Rev. S. A. Nettles, calling my attention to 'rumors detrimental' to him 'which have been circulated in some places in the state' and asking me, as his presiding elder, for his 'sake, the sake of the Advocate and of the Church,' to have these rumors investigated. "Whereupon I communicated with j Bishop A. vv. wnson, asKing ior instructions in the matter. He ordered me to 'proceed with the investigation in the case of Rev. S. A. Nettles.' "Forthwith I proceeded in the appointment of a committee of investigation, fixing the time and place. "In his communication to me Rev. S. A. Nettles said, 'I refer you to Rev. A. J. Cauthen, whom, I understand, claims to be aware of the matters alleged.' I then notified Rev. A. J. Cauthen, requesting him to appear before the said committee of investigation at the time and place appointed, 'with any evidence you can produce confirming rumors detrimental to Rev. S. A. Nettles.' In his answer Rev. A. J. Cauthen stated that he would be present at the investigation 'and place in the hands of your committee the matter I hold. I wish it to be understood that I will appear not as an accuser of anyone. I shall simply furnish accusations that have logically been given me.' I then wrote him asking for 'the names of tho nortioc fiirnichinfr vmi the said accusations so that I may summons them to appear before the committee of investigation to give testimony and to be questioned.' "Your name has been furnished me by Rev. A. J. Cauthen. I, therefore, request your appearance before the said committee of investigation, Wednesday, September 17, 1913, at 3 o'clock p. m., at St. Paul M. E. church, South, Pendleton and Anderson streets, Greenville, S. C., in order that you may give testimony and be questioned concerning rumors detrimental to Rev. S. A. Nettles."? Spartanburg Herald. For several years the orphanages of our State have been asking the people to join together and give the | result of one day's work or the profits of one day's business to the orphan children. Some of the institutions have set Oct. 4 as the date this year, though any day will do. Many Sunday-schools now count it a part of their program to observe this day, and their gifts reach several thousand dollars annually. It is a worthy cause, and everybody should "lend a hand" and help along. IN PARR SHOALS ROBBERY GREENVILLE .MAN .SUSPECTED OF BEING IMPLICATED. Prisoner, who is Freight Conductor on Southern Railway, Denies Any Connection with Robbery. Greenville, Sept. 14.?Suspected of being implicated in the Parr Shoals robbery, which occurred September 5, James B. Tipton, a freight conductor on tlie Southern, wnose nome is in Greenville, was arrested Friday afternoon by Detective W. R. Adams, of the Atlanta branch of the Burns Agency. Tipton is a man of a family, having a wife and four children. He has resided in Greenville for four years. Apparently he is about 45 years of age. When seen by a newspaper man the prisoner denied all connection with the affair, and gave an account of himself on the day of the robery. In the morning, according to his statement, he left Spartanburg on a run to Columbia, reaching the latter city shortly before 1 o'clock. He then went to his boarding nouse, and claims that his first knowledge of the i obbery was wh^n Ls read an account in the afternoon paper in Columbia. Friday night he says he left Columbia for Greenville, coming via Spartanburg. Local officials did not know that he was suspected of any connection +Vin ?nliKoi?v tVioir firot intima Willi mc luuuci;, tutjii iiiuv tion of his alleged complicity being his arrest by the two detectives, who came here with a warrant for him. The prisoner was turned over to Sheriff Rector and kept in the county jail until this afternoon, when an officer from Columbia and other officials took him to Columbia. At the request of officials the newspapers have withheld publication of the arrest until to-day. Tipton was very calm while in the local jail, and from first to last stated unequivocally that none of his movements were hidden on the day of the robbery, when a paymaster of the J. G. White Construction Company was robbed of $16,000. This is the first time, he says, that he has ever looked from behind the bars. He is originally from Greenville, Tenn. At the time of his arrest he was arranging to take his family to Columbia, where he intended making his future home. Warrants for Two Others. Pftlnmhia Qont 14 ,T. "R. TiDton. VVlUUit/iU) i^vjf v. *. ? s , arrested in Greenville, suspected with with being implicated in the Parr Shoals robbery, was brought to this city to-night and placed at the police station. Officers refuse to discuss the case. Warrants have been issued for two other men suspected in connection with the robbery, and policemeD looking for them to-night expect to have them under arrest before morning. The warants for the arrest of J. B. Tipton was sworn out before Magistrate C. B. Douglass, at Parr Shoals, on September 11, by J. T McLellen, superintendent of the J. B. White Construction Company. The warrant charges Tipton with the theft of $16,000, on the 5th of September. JUMPS IN NIAGARA WHIRLPOOL. Old Man of Erie, Pa., Commits Suicide by Drowning. Niagara Falls, N. Y., Sept. 15.?A man believed by the police to be John Hawkins, b8 years old, of Erie, Pa., committed suicide this afternoon by jumping into the Niagara River from the lower steel arch bridge which spans the river just above the start of the whirlpool rapids. It is two hundred feet above the water. Two women standing on the Canadian cliff saw the man climb on the railing. He sat astride the rail several minutes looking down at the turbulent waters, then lurched forward. His body shot downward and struck the water headforemost. He came to the surface once, before the white foam of the big drift closed over him. The suicide was the first from the lower arch bridge in three years. Hawkins was pulled from the bridge railing Saturday night, but convinced his captors then that he was not bent on suicide. Rescued by Alpine Monks. Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 12.? Monks, guided by the barkings of their Saint Bernard dogs, to-day rescued a young American named G. rvnTT-onn f-rr\T)n o nroMrimis nnsition in JL/a ? ov/u uvui u w%*? x a ravine into which he had fallen dur- : ing an Alpine climb. Dawson had attempted to cross a pass without a guide and fell into a ravine. ; i COLLEGE PRESIDENT INDICTED. Rev. Elija Hanloy. who Whipped His Father, Charged with Assault. Terre Haute, Ind., Sept. 15.?The Rev. Elijah M. Hanley, president of Franklin College, late to-day was indicted by the Vigo County grand jury on a charge of assault on his father, Calvin Hanley, last Thursday. President Hanley is said to be at Franklin, Ind., and the Rev. C. M. Parker, a member of the board of trustees of the institute, told Court officials he would appear when wanted. Tho allocrort aacanlf nn Calvin Han ley took place at his home near ^liddleton, Ind., when it was charged that the minister attacked his father because of remarks made to his daughter-in-law and on account of treatment accorded Mrs. Calvin Hanley, to which the son objected. The father told neighbore that he had been beaten with a club and kicked by Dr. Hanley. President Hanley in a statement issued at Indianapolis Saturday declared he had not beaten his father, but had "switched and spanked" his parent for ill treatment of his mother and other members of his family. In this statement he recited at length what he termed abuse of his mother by his father and asserted he should have taken a hand in the matter before. Before returning to Terre Haute Saturday night the Rev. Mr. Hanley went to his father's farm, where a reconciliation is said to have taken place. Then, it was said, the father begged forgiveness for his actions and the son, kneeling be- \ fore his parent, asked his blessings, and both pledged themselves to for' v .9 9 X J 1_ X XI ? get tne incident ana worn lugeuier for the happiness of Mrs. Calvin Hanley. When the reconciliation was announced a member of the board of trustees of Franklin College announced that the affair was closed as far as the College was concerned. The Rev. Mr. Hanley is regarded as one of the leading Baptist ministers of the country, having held important posts at Cleveland, Ohio, and Providence, R. I. ? | DYING MAN RUNS CAR. Motorman, Accidentally Shot by Passenger, Sticks to His Post. Though wounded mortally by a pistol shot, which was inflicted accidentally by James Hamilton, a contractor of Florence, N. J., John Law rence, a niot.orman, crawled into the front vestibule of his car and ran it to Florence where he was attended by a physician. According to passengers on the car, the shooting occurred while Hamilton was attempting to explain the mechanism of an automatic re volver to the motorman. When the conductor came along to conduct his fare, Hamilton produced a roll of bills, amounting to several hundred dollars, and offered a $5 bill for his fare. The motorman had entered the car from the front platform to rest, while a south-bound car passed on a switch. . j "I'd like to see you on a dark night," remarked Lawrence in a joke, when he saw Hamilton's money. "It wouldn't do you any good if you did, for I go well protected," replied Hamilton, drawing an automatic revolver from his pocket. While demonstrating the workings of the weapon, Hamilton accidentally pressed the trigger. There was a report, and Lawrence fell to the floor, with blood streaming from a wound in his groin. The conductor reversed the trolley pole and attempted to guide the car back to Florence. He was unfamiliar with the use of the controller and made little progress* It was then that Lawrence crawled to the front platform. On his knees he grasped the controlling lever and sped the car back to town. At Florence an emergency motorman jumped aboard the car and ran it to Camden, where Lawrence was taken to the Cooper Hospital. . - POLICEMAN DIES OF WOUND. Greensboro Official was Shot by UnKnown Negro. Greensboro, N. C., Sept. 15.?Policeman J. W. Witcher, who was shot through the abdomen at High Point Saturday night at the time Chief of Police Ridge was shot through the hand, died this morning at 5.30 o'clock. Ridge and Witcher were attempting to arrest a negro whenthe crowd of negroes gathered and a shot was fired by some one in the crowd, the bullet passing through Ridge's hand and entering Witcher's abdomen.