p One Dollar and a Half a Year. . BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1913. Established 1891. t
COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS
SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS
IN VARIOUS SECTIONS.
-* News Items Gathered All Around the
County and Elsewhere.
. Ehrhardt, Nov. 3.?Cane grinding
H is on hand, and the farmers will be
P busy for a week or two, making
I syrup for next year. The young
folks usually gather to the sugar
hni Tin ere o o thov ncnallv r>all
and have a big, sweet time. Every
now and then the young folks have
a candy pulling.
Sr A negro living on a Mr. Pelham's
K plantation, near the old Dr. Carter
p place, was shot and killed last week
one night. Was done at night in the
house. Two or three of his children
Iwas hit at the same time, but not
fatally. The darkey that was killed
was named Mid Mingo. A Gant ne
gro did the shooting. Report has it
that Gant fired eight shots into the
house. Gant :.s in the Walterboro
jail now, awaiting his sentence.
Came very near being twTo fires in
town recently. Friday night of last
week a bed and some lint cotton
burned in a darkey house of Mr.
Henry Ehrhardt. Was found in time
and put out before the house caught.
Sunday afternoon the ware room of
the Farmer's Mercantile Co. caught
on fire, but was also discovered in
time and put out.
Mr. Karesh went in his auto to
Branchville Sunday morning to meet
Mrs. Karesh and two children. Came
home Sunday afternoon.
The workmen will commence the
two brick buildings this, morning for
S. W. Copeland and J. D. Dannelly.
Hope to soon have them in shape to
Quite a crowd are getting ready
ft to attend the fair in Walterboro,
ft from the 4th to 8th of November.
m Walterboro folks are planning for a
B big time, more attractions and the
|g like to please the people who take
E Messrs. Ada and Glennie Smith
ft went on Saturday to Yemassee.
f They will return Monday.
i The barn on the old mill Isaac
|h* Carter plantation was burned last
night with contents. Messrs. Jno. J.
and H. J. Hiers had the plantation
rented from the Carter heirs. The
loss was about $1,750; no insurance.
Heavy loss on both Hiers and Carters.
Fairfax, November 3.?The ladies
of the Baptist missionary society observed
Halloween in a very amusing
K way at school hall Thursday evening,
p There was a ghost parade, and Mrs.
K S. Sanders led them in two very
SB, weird, ghost-like songs, then they reIE
tired down stairs to see the "side
K& shows," arranged so well by Mrs.
f Jennings and Miss Delle Loadholt.
? The "Fat Lady," the "Tall Lady,"
" oto TT-Vti 1 o thoir fnr
V 1VCU 1/CX1) n .
tunes were told in another room.
Mrs. Wm. Simpson and Mrs. N. B.
Loadholt presided over the refreshment
tables. A nice sum was realized.
The circus has come and gone.
The small boys are still giggling.
Mrs. Julia Harter visited relatives
at Hickory Grove recently.
Jf The teachers are busy in spare
time practicing "The .Deestrick
(Skule," to be produced in a few days,
we hope, to a large audience.
Mrs. Benj. Buckner was called to
Augusta by telegraph to attend her
brother's funeral, the late Mr. Geo.
Morgan. Many friends sympathize
with Mrs. Buckner in her sad be|
Boyce Boynton, of Ulmer, visited
r relatives here recently.
Dr. Ira Youmans and sister have
retumed from' a pleasant trip to
Miss Annie Owens, of Brunson, who
lived here for several years, is visiting
Misses Nelle Loadholt, Flora Kenney,
Mrs. S. L. Sanders, F. Moorer,
Ed. Harter, and G. D. Sanders visited
Mrs. Thos. Warren, of Allendale,
visited us last week.
There are several new business
enterprises on tapis, which we will
speak of next week.
The building boom continues. The
residence of W. E. Harter will soon !
be one of the handsomest on Laurens i
Avenue, the Lutheran parsonage is
much improved, while Gordon
ir non- V) nucd i C SmiTlS' 11 T) and
IVCttl BC ?> utn nuukjv o ~ ?x->
? several others.
m We are sorry to record the extreme
illness of Lee Bessinger, who
is home from the University of S. C.,
to be nursed back to health.
SWALLOWS BICHLORIDE TABLET j j
Columbia Man Takes Slow Poison by j
Mistake. j J
Columbia, November 3.?Herbert j
G. Anderson, president and treas-j,
urer of the South Eastern Audit j
Company, is lying at a local hospital
to-night in a dying condition as the
result of swallowing a bichloride of
mercury tablet, supposedly by mistake.
He was operated on. but physicians
fear that he will not survive
Mr. Anderson came in from Sumter
on Sunday night and registered at a
local hotel. A friend going to nis
room this morning discovered him in
great agony and in apparently a critical
condition. He was rushed to a
local hospital, where physicians used
every means in trying to give him
relief. It developed that Sunday
night he took a bichloride of mercury
tablet and it got in its poisonous
results for nearly ten hours before
he was discovered and relief
Coming here two years ago from
St. Louis, Mr. Anderson organized
the audit company, of which he is
president and treasurer. He is a
widower with two children, little
Misses Lucile and Adelaide Anderson.
People in different parts of the
country have lingered for days after
swallowing the deadly bichloride of
mercury tablets, and their experiences
as they watched certain death
creeping upon them have filled columns
SHOWS GRAVE HE DUG FOR MAX.
Farmer Said to Have
Confessed Killing Neighbor.
Milford, Mass., Oct. 31.?By the
j flickering light of lanterns Daniel J.
Cooper, a farmer to-night led a pa-rty
of officers into a swamp nine miles
from here and pointed out the grave
he said he had dug to hide the body
of his neighbor, Alfred Bradish.
whom the police say he confessed he
j killed with a revolver several days
In his alleged confession, which I
came after an all-day examination by
the police, Cooper is quoted as saying
he shadowed Bradish from his
farm house and without a word came
up behind him and fired. Then he hid
| the body until the next morning,
when he dragged it to the swamp.
The cause of the shooting, the
police say, is a mystery. They declare
that Cooper insists he had no
reason for killing his neighbor, and
denies jealousy was the motive.
. KILLp SELF IN HOME.
John Shirley, Well Known Chester
Planter, Commits Suicide.
[ Chester, Nov. 3.?John Shirley,,
aged 44 years, shot himself in the
head this morning at 5 o'clock at his
; home near Cornwell and died in!
stantly. He used a shotgun, placing
the barrel almost at his head, and
pulled the trigger tearing the upper
half of his head off.
He was a prosperous and industrious
planter and was well thought '
of by his neighbors.
The deed appears to have had its
inception in fear. Being a peaceable
and law-abiding citizen, he was summoned
Saturdav to aDDear in eeneral 1
sessions court here to-day in case as
a witness. This appears to have set
! him wild. All last night he walked
| the floor and his wife was uneasy
about him. This morning early she
! heard a terrific report of a gun at
! the side door and quickly opening it 1
| found her husband lying dead.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Shirj
ley is survived by several children
J and his father, Richard Shirley, of
i this city.
Coroner J. Henry Gladden left for
the scene of the suicide early this
morning, where he will empanel a
jury and hold an inquest.
Girl of the Period.
Little girl, you look so small,
^ " .no
lion t you wear no ciouies at an :
Don't you wear a shimmy shirt?
Don't you wear a petty skirt? 1
Just your corset and your hose,
Are these all your underclothes?
Little girl, when on the street,
You appear to be all feet.
With your dress so very tight,
You surely are an awful sight.
Nothing on to keep you warm,
Crazy just to show your form.
Little girl, you won't live long.
Just because you dress all wrong.
Can't you wear more underclo'es
Than your corset and your hose?
After a while. I do believe.
You will dress like Mother Eve.
Read The Herald, $1.50 year.
IN THE PALMETTO STATE!
SOME OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS j
KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. j
State News Boiled Down for Quick:
Men and Happenings. g
W. B. Hensley, a white youth of 18,
is in Anderson jail charged with
stealing a watch and a diamond ring.
L. J. Browning, of Union, has announced
that he will run for governor
next year. He was formerly a
member of the legislature and chairman
of the ways and means committee.
Claude B. Hogan, a young butcher
of Sumter, was arrested on Wednesday
on the charge of stealing or receiving
a stolen cow and butchering
it. He says he bought it from a negro
who claimed to own it.
Mose and Susan Ballard, colored,
are held for trial by the Sumter county
coroner on the charge of beating
Anna Ballard, an adopted child, to
death. They tied her up and beat her
brutally while she was sick.
James Munro, a prominent lawyer
of Union, aged 65 years, died in a
Columbia hospital on Tuesday as a
result of a fall on the pavement at
the Columbia union station two ,
weeks ago. In the fall his skull was
What Occupation They Engaged in !
After the War. ^
One of our readers asked The News- c
Leader not long ago to tell him what ?
became of our Confederate generals y
after the war. To answer that ques- 1
tion we made a search of the bio- 1
graphs of our Confederate generals, *
lieutenant generals and admirals who
survived the war and we were our- *
selves surprised at the result. 2
posing as they did practically ev- ;
erything in the war, most of those t
brave men who had led thousands to 1
battle were forced to toil for daily
bread. Two of them, gallant, noble *
spirits, were reduced to such straits 2
that they had to till the soil with ?
their own hands. Three others en- *
gaged in private business where the 1
return vie small; one was able to re- 1
tire to his farm. General Bragg, who t
at one time was virtual commander *
of all the Confederate armies, earned ?
a living as a civil engineer; Gen-eral *
Early was president of the Louisiana *
lottery and practiced law; Admiral s
Semmes was an editor and college r
professor; Richard Taylor, son of *
President Zack Taylor, engaged in 1
literary work. 1
But the majority of our command- 5
ers gave themselves to public service
after the war. Of the 24 whose rec- 1
ords we have examined, five were col- s
Tl, a P rnn t P _ t
1C5C piCOiUCilld 111C Uicut KS\sm.XA~
mander himself, D. H. Hill, Stephen 8
D. Lee, A. P. Stewart and Admiral *
Buchanan. Nobler service they could 8
not have wrought, a more magnifi- ^
cent field of endeavor they could not *
have chosen, for the road of south- *
era redemption lay from Appomattox ^
to Lexington! c
Six others were in public life for at 8
least a part of the time after the 1
war, and of these one at least was ,?
enabled to serve his country as effect- c
ively in peace as when he led his c
dashing troopers against Sheridan's
cavalry at Trevillians.' This, it is c
scarcely necessary to say, was the T
princely Wade Hampton. 8
Three others became the heads of 2
?reat corporations, Kirby Smith being *
head of a telegraph system, Beaure- 1
gard operating two railroads, Forrest c
managing a great system.
Surely it is an honorable record r
and one worthy of the greatest mili- *
tary staff a nation ever boasted. 1
HOMICIDE NEAR TUSKEGEE. ?
Young Man Shoots Friend After Be
ing Warned Against Accident.
Tuskegee, Ara., November 2.?
Sterling Lloyd, aged 23, son of a f
large turpentine operator, is in jail s
charged with murdering G. T. Boles, j
aged 30, at Milsteaa late yesterday j
afternoon. Floyd is said to have i
playfully put his shotgun in the face a
of each of five young men standing j,
in front of a store, when he returned ^
from hunting. Boles warned him
that he might accidentally shoot t
some one, but Floyd, it is said, raised i,
his gun knocking Boles's hat off. t
This Boles resented and Floyd pulled c
his pistol and shot Boles.
Mr. W. P. Jones is now in the ?
West buying another car load of '
horses and mules for Jones Bros. ?
Wait and see this load, for they will y
be as nice a load as they have ever
DANGER OF BURIAL ALIVE.
nstanees of Suspended Animation
and How Brought Al>out.
Dr. E. P. Vollum, United States
irmy, was. when a lad of 16 years,
"drowned" in Lond Island about 10
'clock. His body, says the Baltimore
>un, was placed in a wagon and haul^
r?ilAo 4 a V? i c Amn o n H . nro.
U UUCC illllOS IU iilO UUUlb unu v.
)ared for burial. At daylight next
norning one of the watchers discovred
signs of life. Vollum, after gradlating
at the medical college, passed
he army examination ana became a
loctor in the army.
At the battle of Gettysburg a bullet
>assed through the head of Gen. Paul,
earing cut both eyes. Three days
ater his body was removed from the
ield into a house. Dr. Vollum, having
lad a narrow escape from premature
mrial, had adopted the opinion "that
here is no certainty of death until
he body shows decay." and refused
0 have him buried. Several days
ater the General showed signs of
ife, and in time recovered his health
tnd strength, and although blind,
ived for fourteen years in Washingon.
In the afternoon of the battle of
?hickamauga an Ohio soldier on
Jnodgrass Hill was shot through the
:ody. He was carried to the regimental
surgeon and pronounced dead.rhe
writer had the pleasure of going
>ver the field in 1893 with this sollier
and his handsome young daugh;er.
He was then a member of the
.)hio State Legislature, and was a
obust, healthy man.
It seems that the third day after
le was shot he became sufficiently
:onscious to attract the attention of
1 sergeant of a Virginia regiment,
vho poured some water on his wound
ind gave him some to drink. The
lext day the Confederate carried him
o the doctors at Snodgrass House.
After Dr. Vollum was transferred
;o the retired list he went abroad,
ind there met a wealthy Englishman,
vho paid the expenses of publishing
he book Vollum wrote some years
ater on premature burials.
Vollum states that two undertakers
in England told the Englishman
md himself "that if what they personally
knew was published it would
lorrify the world." He stated that
f a person died in Germany the law
equired that it be at once reported
o the nearest physician of the Government,
who at once takes posseslion
of the body, moves it to a moruary,
placing it in a comfortable
)ed, where it is under constant observation
until decay is shown. Tfte
nortuaries are built in cemeteries,
nd the attendants live in them. It
s said that the last mortuary built
n Munich cost several hundred thou:and
Germany is not a wealthy nation,
>nd that such a frugal nation should
pend thousands of dollars every year
o prevent anyone being buried alive
;hows that they consider the pecauion
necessary. Their doctors say the
;hock to the solar plexis caused by a
junshot wound, a fall, a blow from a
ist or club, or a tired and hungry
>erson dringing a quantity of ice-cold
vater or beer, may cause apparent
leatft tnat may last ror aays unui me
fystem recovers from the shock and
evives, and the person lives. The
1am may also occur from weakness
:aused by illness, especially daring
They seem to think that American
:ustoms are rather brutal. To bury
vithin two or three days does not
;ive the body time to recover, and
illowing all our undertakers at once
o inject ten cents' worth of embalmng
fluid into the body kills all chance
>f its ever reviving. It would look
is if Americans were anxious to get
id of their parents and grandparents,
or, of course, middle-aged and old
Jeople are much more liable than
'oung people to a state of suspended
Democrats Win in Maryland.
Baltimore, Nov. 5.?Owing to the
ong and cumbersome ballot returns
rom the election in Maryland were
till incomplete this morning. The
udications, however, were that Blair
^ee, Democrat, was elected to the
Jnited States senate by a plurality of
bout 30,000 and that the Democratc
state ticket would do nearly as
The Democrats claim a plurality of
hree-fourths in each house of the
egislature. This would be sufficient
o override any votes of the Republian
The progressive vote fell off heavly.
In Baltimore it was less than
per cent, of the vote cast for Theo
[ore Roosevelt for president last
Read The Herald, $1.50 year.
FARMER SHOOTS ANOTHER
WOUNDED MAN KILLED BROTHER
OF HIS ASSAILANT.
Joe Simpson Wounded by T. S. Sessions?Simpson's
Son Tells Story
Camden, Nov. 4.?Joe Simpson, a
prominent farmer of the Blaney
neighborhood, was shot and wounded
about the face and shoulder this
morning at 11 o'clock by T. S. Sescinnc
annthdr farmpr of thfi same
neighborhood. The shooting is said
to be an indirect result of the killing
of T. C. Sessions's brother, Henry
Session^, several months ago, by
Simpson. Earl Simpson, son of Joe
Simpson, who had come to Camden
to have a warrant sworn out for
sessions, was interviewed tonight.
He said that he, his father, younger
brother and a negro were gathering
corn in a field near the public
road when Sessions rode by in his
buggy. Shortly afterwards, Sessions
passed them again. He saicl that they
continued their work and that he
was some distance from his father.
Some time after Sessions had passed
the field the second time, he said,
his (Simpson's) young brother called
out to his father to look out, that
Sessions was going to shoot, and that
no sooner than the son gave the
alarm the father satrted to turn
around, but was shot before doing
so. Mr. Simpson, who was wounded,
ran, said the son, and Sessions
followed him for some distance, but
did not fire again.
Dr Grisby, of Blaney, was summoned
shortly after the shooting, as
was the sheriff. Deputy Sheriff Doby
Huchabee left for Blaney shortly after
receiving word of the shooting.
Reports from Blaney state that Sessions
has been arrested and that he
and the deputy are on their way to
Several months ago Henry Sessions
drove up to Simpson's gin house
and, following an altercation, Simpson
shot and killed him. Mr. Simpson
was later released on bond and
his son, Earl Simpson, who was indicted
as an alleged accessory to the
killing, was released at the preliminary
Earl Simpson said that his father
had been warned several times
that T. C. Sessions would "get him"
in case he was acquitted, but as the
trial would not come off until next
week, that the family did not regard
the threats seriously.
It is not known yet whether Ml
Simpson's wounds will be healed sufficiently
for him to stand trial then
THE ART OF LIVING.
Why Many People Never Manage to
Many people never learn the art
of living because they never see the
relative importance of duties, opportunities
and interests, and never discriminate
between the things on
* ? ai ui. x - xi xi /..n
wmcn mey ougui to uruw tut; tun
weight of their energy and those
which they ought to touch lightly in
passing, says The Outlook.
The results of seeing things out of
perspective and of losing the sense
of relative values are not always
tragic, but they are always wasteful
of time and strength, and they destroy
the symmetry of living. At a
time when many interests appeal to
men or women it is easy to dissipate
one's vitality and waste one's influence.
It is so easy to know a little
of everything that many people
know nothing thoroughly. They become
electics in religion and their
spiritual energy evaporates in a
vague interests in the gossip, so to
speak, of half a dozen faiths; they
read the text books of all the arts r
and end by losing whatever capacity
for pleasure in beauty they had when
they became "globe trotters" in the
galleries, museums and studios; they
hear lectures on philosophy and get
a smattering of the dialect of
thought without learning how to
think; they join a hundred charities,
and never give themselves; they
are eager for all the reforms, but
nave no time to give retii suyyun, iu
any of them. They accept everything
that comes their way; they reject
nothing, and life in their hands
takes on neither unity nor beauty.
They respond to every call, and no
sooner start intone direction than
they are diverted into another path
and never reach the end of any road.
Mr. W. P. Jones is now in the
West buying another car load of
horses and mules for Jones Bros.
Wait and see this load, for they will
be as nice a load as they have ever
ATTACKED IX HIS YARD.
Unidentified Negro Tries to Kill
Fanner Near Ionian.
Spartanburg, Nov. 2.?Word was
received here of a mysterious attack
made on Guerry Slierbert, a farmer
living near Inman, by an unidentified
negro, whose motive is supposed
to have been robbery.
Mr. Sherbert had attended a meetin
at Centre Point church and had
just returned home and was taking
his horse out of the harness when
he had the encounter. The assailant
slipped up by stealth and before
Mr. Sherbert was aware of his
approach made a wicked lunge with
a knife or razor. Mr. Sherbert backed
off and reached to his hip pocket
for his revolver. The negro, who
was silent, pressed him closely,
slashing at him.
Mr. Sherbert attempted to shoot
the negro, but the latter grasped
his arm and threw it up into the air
as, the pistol went off. The negro
then started to run and was fifteen
or twenty feet away before Mr. Sherbert
fired again. In the darkness
the negro escaped.
Letter from "Old Timer."
Wanderer's Rest, Nov. 3.?f-Cold,
bleak days we are having now; more
of them than ever before at this
season of the year it seems, yet for
all of the unusual weather, only yes- jjj
terday figs were gathered from a
four-year-old tree that has given a
few nice size figs each day since
early July. A most wonderful performance
to the credit of the scale
Then the flowers, how pretty and
bright. Ha, ha, the little violets,
true to time, are here, all smiles and
bright eyes, who can be grum that
look in their cheerful little faces?
Glad you are here, little flowers, for
it brings other days. Roses sweet,
roses rare, white pink, and red all
abloom soon to wither and die at *he
touch of the ice king, but beautiful to
the last. Oh, why should beauty '
fade and die so soon! Dahlias, too,
most beautiful and perfect of the
year, cheers the cold, bleak days
with chrysantheums soon'to be in all ^
their glory. Cold world, beautiful
world, with bright stars over-head,
none need. be chilled with them
beckoning look up, look up. Now,
the pigs are growing fat, sausage
and spare ribs soon to grace the
festive board, then what is better
than back bone and rice cooked to- . ?
gether. Bright times ahead for the
man who has them now in a field of
pindars, pigs getting fat and land
enriched by them for the next crop.
Still with all the joys, sadness ' , ^
comes apace. Only yesterday a friend
and neighbor, a good farmer and
worthy citizen, R. C. Johns, was
buried at old St. Johns church. We
all will miss you, Clarence.
Then old Joe, the faithful old
horse, living high and little work,
passed a buggy on the road to Olar, ' /
the better half driving, the two buggies
coming in collision, sending
Mrs. -Haddock with a little babe of
only a few months out and in a ditch
on one side, the Madam in one on
the other. Both scarred and bruised,
but not seriously hurt, while the
little babe received not even a
scratch, and as the little fellow
laughed and cooed came the thought,"and
a little babe shall lead them."
Soon the old horse was driven back
and all brought home, bruised but
thankful. On being asked how it
happened, she said: "I looked back
at two girls and then it was." Lot's
wife looked back and she, too, came
td grief, so remember now, you
are growing old, don't look back
"Yes, darling, we are growing old,
Locks no longer black and gold.
Cheeks not ae they used to be M
But you are always young to me."
Several of the young folks were in
our little neighborhood yesterday.
Miss Minnie Lee Ayer and Miss Irene
Keel brightened Miss Cresida Breland's
home with their presence, Mr.
and Mrs. G. B. Kears^e, of Kearse.
spent a few hours with us; also Miss
Elouise Brabham and Mrs Frank
Starr, of Olar, came down to see
mother. How it cheers to have the
flown birds come back and be with
those left in the old cage, if only for
a day, OLD TIMER.
The entertainment to be given by
ho loriioc tn raifiP funds for the fUT
nishing of the lobby in the new dormitory
at Carlisle School has been t
postponed until Tuesday evening,
November 13th. The program arranged
is a most pleasing one, and
will be well worth the price of admission.
A large crowd should attend.
The program will be published
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