One Dollar and a Half a Year. BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1913 Established 1891.
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COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS
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
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
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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, Sept. 15.?Miss Ruth
Gooding, of Varnville, has been spend
ing some time with Mrs. W. W. An*
Mrs. Sam Rouse and children, of
Allendale, visited friends here recently.
Mesdames Googe and Moran, of
Fernandina, Fla., visited Mrs. Dr.
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
Mrs. H. Harvelv and son have re
turned from an entended trip to the
Miss Hattie Dowling, of Varnville,
has returned to be a student at our
Mr. M. Fleming, of Ridgeland,
x spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. C.
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
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.
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Miss Hattie Cave, with her two
nieces, is keeping house at the Hammond
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
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
On Friday evening there was a fish
frv and moonlight picnic near the
LOSES ARM IX GIN SAW. 1
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
; 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
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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
"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."?
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
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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
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
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
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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. ;
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'
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get tne incident ana worn lugeuier
for the happiness of Mrs. Calvin
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
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
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