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/ '%w7;^3 / 1 :- - +&2R * ?lje Hamburg fentlfr ' One Dollar and a Half a Year. BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1913. Established 1891. COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS SOME INTERESTING HAPPENING* IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. News Items Gathered All Around th< County and Elsewhere. Ehrhardt Etchings. Ehrhardt, December 15.?Mr. L C. McKenzie went to Charleston Sun day to 6ee his mother and brother and to see Santa Claus. Some of th< I * little girls gave him special order; to ten mm wnne in tne cuy. The Red Top Inn had quite < crowtf of inmates Saturday night ^ The wrong doers will find out theii bills of fare as soon as our city fath ers pass on their offences. Mr. Charley Shealey, of the Theo logical Seminary, preached at Mt Pleasant church Sunday morning anc here Sunday afternoon. His sermoi r here was very good and made an im pression on his hearers. He is i young man and his efforts shows i good beginning, his thoughts ar< good and with experience will be i success in his undertaking as a min ister. Charley has one year besides this at the seminary then he will be f a full fledged Rev. We all feel thai he is one of us; he taught our schoo here just before he went to the semi nary and has many friends in anc around Ehrhardt. Charley is a fine - - -M- i joung man and is not easily spouea he is earnest and faithful at any thing he undertakes, and such as ii ) takes to make a successful man. Our school is busy now with its ex aminations and will soon know thost who have been doing faithful work f in their studies. The Farmers' Mercantile establishment has changed hands. Messrs. J M. Kirkland, H. A. Hughes, and J. E McMillan are in possession of th< business so I understand and it will go under the head of J. M. Kirklanc Mercantile Co.. and will be ready tc < serve their customers another year Wish them all the success possible. Meeting of lodge No. 98 K. of P will be held December 22, 1913. All are requested to be present. JEE, Fairfax Fancies. Fairfax. December 13.?At a late f meeting of the U. D. C., Fairfax chapter, Mrs. O. B. Lynes having resigned Miss Virginia DuRant jvas electee president and Mrs. W. E. Hartei registrar. Chas. Wilson, of Allendale, visited here recently. G. T. Speaks, Ed. Harter, and * Hugh McMillan visited Allendale recently. Mrs. W. E. Harter has an orange tree in her yard that bore a bushel of as fine oranges as one finds any * '?nc f Vin Vlrtpida wnere, xmiy <ts ??cci ao i iwnviu ones. It was a beautiful sight, loaded with the golden fruit. Mrs, Lily preacher entertained the younger set last week. They report a very fine time. Our teachers attended the teachers' meeting at Wiliston recntly, and say it was very inspiring. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Harter expect to celebrate their 20th anniversay of marriage Christmas night. A large crowd of married and' single friends will attend. Mrs. C. Davis has just returned from attending the 30th anniversary f of her parents' marriage at Tillman. /' Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Williams lost their dwelling house by fire on Wednesday. Most of their effects were saved, but were badly damaged. They live too far out for help to get to them in time. * Honor Roll Denmark School. The following is the honor roll of the Denmark public school for third month: 4 First grade?LeRoy Freeman, Edward Zeigler, Sarah Califf, Julia Ray, Lena Stevenson. Second grade?Margaret Brooker, Francis Dozier, Aleen Ellzey, Albert Folk, James McCrae. Third grade?Dorothy Riley, Helen Turner, Evelyn Cain, Lina Zeigler, Ruby Abstance, Hilliary Wilkinson. Fourth grade?Edward Cox, Ruth Califf, Carlisle Folk. Fifth grade?Edna Creech, Anna Matthews. Sixth grade?Elizabeth McCrae, Julia Mcurae, uaisy unman. Seventh grade?Willie Delle Hutto, ( Julia Cox, ?adelle Cain. First high school?Weiters Califf. Genie Folk. Barnwell Huggins. Ella Wilkinson, Clara Wyman. Second high school?Virginia Hutto. Francis Guess, Christabell Mayfield, Vera Wiggins. Third high school?Bernard Faust. Samuel Ray. Fourth high school?Reynold Wigr gins, Stella Lancaster. HEAVIER PACKAGES. ) Limit Increased to 50 Pounds in First $ Two Zones. On and after January 1 the limit of weight in parcel post matter for delivery within the first two zones will be raised from 20 to 50 pounds, and in the other zones from 11 to 20 pounds. After March 16, 1914, books ' will be included among the articles that may be sent by parcel post. These are the two big changes that 5 Postmaster General Burleson has 3 been contemplating for several months. They will mean large in1 crease in the parcel post traffic and * probably corresponding decrease in r the quantity of matter handled by the express companies. Burleson Loses No Time. A few days ago, the interstate " commerce commission granted the postoffice department permission to 1 make these changes and Postmaster General Burleson lost no time in 1 putting them into effect. Both changes 1 will mean large savings to the pub" lie. The classification of books as 1 parcel post matter is an improvement that is expected to meet with 5 especial favor from the public, as 1 many have thought it unfair up to j this time to have to pay a higher rate on books than on other articles j of merchandise. The saving here will be very material. . The orders referred to are as fol' lows: "On and after March 16, 1914, the classification of articles mailable under Section S, of the Act of August 24, 1912, authorizing the establish* ' ment of the parcel post service, shall be extended so as to include books* The rate of postage on books weighing 8 ounces or less shall be 1 cent for each fraction thereof, and on ^ those weighing in excess of 8 ounces ^ the regular zone rate shall apply. "All regulations or parts of regulations in conflict herewith are hereby rescinded. A. S. Burleson. "Postmaster General." Limit of Weight Increased. Tho nthpr nrripr is* "On and after January 1, 1914, the limit of "weight of parcels of fourth class mail for delivery within ; the first and second zones shall be . increased from 20 to 50 pounds and seventh and eighth zones from 11 [ j iD the third, fourth fifth, sixth. . to 20 pounds. "The rate of postage on parcels I exceeding 4 ounces in* weight in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth zones [ shall be as follows: "Third Zone?Six cents for the first pound and two cents for each , additional pound or fraction thereof. "Fourth Zone?Seven cents for the . first pound and four cents for each additional pound or fraction thereof. "Fifth Zone?Eight cents for the first pound and six cents for each ad, ditional pound or fraction thereof. "Sixth Zone?Nine cents for the first pound and eight cents for each additonaJ pound or fraction thereof. "All regulations or parts of regulations in conflict herewith are hereby rescinded. A. S. Burleson. "Postmaster General." j NEGRO MAKES FARMING PAY. Starting With One Old Horse, Owns o 4A rioiiutuun. Twenty-two years ago Jonas \V. Thomas, a negro, of Marlboro Coun- | ty, S. C., began his career as a farmer by buying an old horse for $40.75 and by renting thirty acres of South Carolina land for 1,400 pounds of lint cotton. After four years of j hard work and close saving he was i able to buy a mule for $69 and also ! 67 acres of land. Then he began) renting and working farms which belonged to other men. Gradually he was able to buy the land he had been rentmg. He also found it worth his while to open a commissary. Xow Thomas lives in a twelve-room house and employs on his $40,000 plantation thirty-nine families, con-1 sisting of 189 men, women and children. He grows a variety of garden truck and raises his own horses, mules, cows and hogs. He has received as much as J?11,000 for his cotton crop alone?4 00 bales of long staple. On an average he has saved $3,000 a year for twenty-two years. All that he has on his farm is his own, i "directly and indirectly," he affirms with justifiable pride. In a single year he had borrowed of one "Good credit." so Thomas says, "ex"Good credit." sa Thomas says, "ex - > I plains a tair snare or my success. ? Xew York Herald. Considerable real estate is advertised in this newspaper, to be sold the first Monday in January. IN THE PALMETTO STATE SOME OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. I State News Boiled Down for Quick Reading?Paragraphs About Men and Happenings. The next meeting of the Baptist State convention will be held in Charleston in December, 1914. The Baptist State convention, in session at Bennettsville. adopted a resolution on Tuesday asking the I legislature to order an election on | state-wide prohibition in April of next year. A negro named Robinson was burned to death near Seneca Sunday night. He went home drunk and drove his wife off. Some time during the night the house burned down and he perished in the flames. Mayor Floyd of Spartanburg has decided that any "club" wanting to do business in that city must file with him the names of the members, officers, stewards and other employes for publication in the city papers. The railroad commission has adopted a resolution requiring all interurban electric railroads to furnish separate coaches or compartments for white and colored people. The same rule should be made to apply to all city electric railways. The resolution gives the railroads six months to comply with the order. 35 BALKS OF COTTON BURNT. Lancaster County Farmer Sustains Heavy Loss. Lancaster, December 15.?H. X. Stack, a prosperous farmer of the Tradesville section, had the misfortune to lose 35 bales of lint cotton by fire last night. The cotton was ready to be ginned and a portable gin was placed on the ground Saturday night. It is said that the fire was of incendiary origin and upon being notified Sheriff Hunter went immediately to Tradesville to investigate the fire. .Mr. Stack's loss is about two thousand dollars with no insurance. Mrs. Ix>ngstreet Ikls Lost Out.* Atlanta, December 15.?The supreme court decision in the Tallulah Falls land suit means the final and unconditional defat of -Mrs. Helen D. j Longstreet and the others of her associates who tried to persuade the State of Georgia that the State had some rights to certain land which it was alleged had never been granted by the State to any individual. The result of the supreme court decision, whicn upnoias aDsoiuieiv the title of the power company means that the State of Georgia has been put to thousands of dollars of' expense and to endless work, all absolutely useless, through the efforts of Mrs. .Longstreet and those who were associated with her in the fight. The suit never interfered, however, with the progress of the work, and the Power company has developed hundreds of thousands of horse power, which is now being used all over Georgia, without marring at all the wonderful artistic and scenic beauty of the neighborhood. It is said indeed, by Atlantians who have visited the falls, that the great dam and lake make the spot even more attractive than it originally was. HANGED BY MADDENED MOB. Cleve Cuibertson is Taken From Jail and Put to Death. Williston, N. D., December 16.? Cleve Culbertson, recently convicted I of murdering three members of the I Dillon family at Ray, N. D., was | taken from the Williams county jail by a mob to-day and hanged from a I bridge near here. The lynching took place shortly before daylight. The party, which consisted of a large number of masked men. battered down the doors of the jail with a heavy iron pipe. Despite the warnings of Sheriff Erickson, the men opened the door to the cell occupied by the prisoner and dragged him out. He was taken to the middle of the Muddy river, a mile and a half from town, and hanged from a wagon bridge. The body was then riddled with bullets. Policeman Lucien Ford and James Johnson, a laborer, attracted by the shouts of the mob, attempted to interfere and were badly beaten. After the conviction of Culbertson last week, which carried a prison sentence for life, dissatisfaction was expressed because the death penalty had not been inflicted and threats of lynching were freely made. PULLED IDOL'S BEARD. Desecrator ol' Chinese Joss House Had Close Call. In the parish prison is a man who has traveled much and had many adventures. one of which follows: "Four years ago, when in San Francisco," he said, "I had a chum named 'Prunes' Wishard. One day when we were walking Barbary Coast, San Francisco's tenderloin, we decided to invade a 'joss house.' It was on the second floor over a Chinese store. We entered the place and found it deserted. "There were three idols in the room. All were dressed in long, red silk gowns. The two end ones had r small white beards. The center idol had a white beard about two feet long. In front of each were lighted punk sticks. "After viewing the idols from a distance we moved closer. I noticed 'Prunes' glancing over his shoulder, and I knew, by the expression on his face, he was up to some mischief. "Leaning over to me he whispered 'You #re not game to pull his whiskers.' ' I admitted I was not. I would have just as soon entered a lion's den and pulled the beatst's whiskers. The place was beginning to get on my nerves. " 'Well, if you won't, I will,' he said. "I begged him not to do so. I told him of the tales I had heard of the revenge the Chinese priests take on any one who insults one of their gods. "No use. He had made up his mind to pull those whiskers, and nothing could make him change. He walked slowly up to the central idol. I began to look for an exit. "Very deliberately Prunes caugnt the beard in his right hand, and glancing toward me, gave it a yank. "The idol was top heavy and the beard was in tight. When 'Prunes' gave the yank the idol fell and broke in a hundred pieces. "We both started for the door. Just as we reached it and saw safety ahead a priest appeared. In one hand he carried a large knife. At the time it looked to be about two feet long. I will almost swear he was 7 feet tall and 4 feet across the chest. "Seeina the door blocked we turned toward the windows. We each went out a different one. and found ourselves on a gallery. Not looking to see what .'Prunes' was doing, I started running until I saw a telephone pole about four feet from the railing. Deciding to take a chance I made a jump for it and caught on. | "When I was on solid ground I began to look for 'Prunes.' I found j him in a saloon calmly drinking beer. tt- A-i-j ? KoH cn-nn<y lindpr the j ne luiu inc iic ucivi j gallery and gone down a stanchion. 1 He proudly held up one hand and showed me where he had been slightly cut by the priest as he s#vung over j the railing of the gallery, j "Needless to say we never entered another "joss' house."?New Orleans dispatch to New York World..^ SHOOTS WHITE DEER. Death of Sacred Animal Would Have Caused Slayer's Life. A beautiful white deer was killed on Mount Washington by Charles R. Franklin, of Greenfield. It was a doe ana weighed 155 pounds. Mr. Frank-; lin saw two white deer, but the State law allowed him to kill but one. I In Mohegan Indian days in Pitts- j field white deer abounded at Onota Lake; in fact the name means "white deer." A French officer, Montalbert, sent from Montreal to incite the Indians against the English, killed one of the sacred deer and tried to escape with the head to Montreal, but the Indians overtook and killed him. A Cheerful Spirit. Senator Bristow was talking about a Washington lobby whose lobbying had failed, relates the Star. "They took their shipwreck very philosophically, very cheerfully," he said. "They reminded me of the Ohio farmer in the spring floods. "The farmer, having been flooded out, was rushing down stream with his family in dilapidated skiff. A relief boat steamed up to him and the skipper called: "Hullo there, what do you want : The farmer, bailing with one hand and paddling with the other, answered, cheerfully: " 'Nothin' but wings, boss. Nothin' but wings.' " Mr. Roy Bessinger and Miss Inez Hightower were married last Sunday. All kinds of ledgers and blank books at Herald Book Store, cheap. i i CHARLESTON'S BIG FIRE I I II NEW CLYDE STEAMSHIP PIER Xo. 2 BADLY DAMAGED. Loss Estimated at Not Less Than $80,000.00 and Possibly a Great Deal More. Charleston, December 16.?The tire of an unknown origin which last night consumed the uncompleted superstructure of Clyde Steamship company's pier No. 2, entailing a loss which the contractor asserted this morning will not ran unaer *au,000 and may reach $100,000, as it is not yet known to what extent the loundations of the new pier, which are the more expensive portion of the structure, are damaged, is apparent from a casual inspection of the lire-swept pier, but until engineers have gone underneath the wharf and closely inspected the expensive creosoted piling the full extent of the damage will not be known. The amount of construction insurance carried by the contracting firm on the new pier could not be learned to-day, but Mr. Richardson, of the W. P. Richardson Contracting company of Jacksonville, in charge of the work, stated that the firm will lose heavily. Estimates of the loss of last night's fire vary widely, however, Chief JBehrens of the fire department stating to-day that he thought when the salvage was taken into account and the full estimate - made that the damage would not exceed $25,000. He pointed out that as a rule fire losses always look larger upon first blush than they do after losses have been officially adjusted. He cited the case of the big Meeting street tire as an example of this fact, and also the recent grocery fire in King street, declaring that usually the first estimates were reduced 50 per cent, when the final figures were footed up. j Three causes are assigned to the success which attended the battle on the waterfront, confining the blaze to the single pier. The efficiency of the fire tugs, the good work of the land fire forces and the favorable wind. * * % . Had other conditions been prevalent, untold loss might have resulted. Missionary Thoughts. Have you planned all of your Christmas gifts? Let's not forget that it is the King's birthday we celebrate and He has said "Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of the least of these,' ye did it unto me." Will it make us feel any happier * this Christmas season to know that there are many voices in many tongues raised in prayer and praise to the Father of us all, and just because we helped send to them across the seas the King's message of peace? Will not the security and happiness of our own homes be sweeter because we are helping to shelter and protect I homeless and friendless girls in our Vashti Home and through the ministry of our deaconesses and city missionaries? Surely there must be a glow of warmth in our hearts when we remember that we have had some small part in saving so many girls through our rescue homes and that to-day they are sheltered and protected, and all because we cared ^pough to help. But, O, the pity of it, that there are so many to whom Christmas will bring no joy! There are so many of His hopeless little ones whose childish hearts are heavy. They may not be so far away I either We mav not have to go to I New York or even Charleston to find j them. Just a few steps from our own doors we ?may find them. Let 1 us look them up and see that as far | as we are able there shall be no bitter tears shed because Santa Claus did not remember. Then there are God's other little ones, the aged, to whom Christmas brings only memories of happier days. Let's not 'forget them. The King appreciates so much what we do for His little ones. He not only gives us a "Thank you" here that makes the sun shine brighter and the earth more beautiful, but He lays up for us a blessed "Inasmuch" for the heavenly world. Killed His Aged Mother. Donaldsonville, La., December 14. ?Because his aged mother did not respond promptly to his request for a cup of coffee, Paul Falcon last night shot and killed her. Falcon is in jail. Sale stables, horses and mules, buggies and harness. RIZER & MOYE, Fairfax, S. C. BLACKS KILL WHITE WOMAN. Sheriff Races With Prisoners to Avoid Mob Violence. Augusta, Ga., December 15.?Meager information comes to Augusta of the killing of Mrs. Seth Irby, wire or a Jefferson county farmer, by three negroes, who are said to have cut her throat in the presence of her two little daughters. Passengers on the incoming Augusta Southern train say that the negroes went to the Irby home Saturday night to collect a halfdollar which Mr. Irby is said to have owed them. He was not at home and they demanded payment of his wife. She said she knew nothing about the debt, whereupon the negroes seized her by the hair and cut her thoat while the little girls pleaded for their mother's life. Sheriff Smith arested the negroes, whose names are William.and George Hart and Robert Pachall, and took them quickly to Louisville to avoid a lynching. . ^ Militia Guarding Jail. Waynesboro, Ga., December 16.? At midnight Capt. S. A. Godbee, commanding the local militia, took control of the situation here, with a company thrown around the jail building, where the three negroes, William and George Hart and Robert Paschall, were confined. Orders as sembling the company carried weTe issued in Atlanta, but the company had already gone on guard duty and were holding up peopie attempting ' to pass some of the roads. Just before midnight a telephone j message was received from Wrens, where Mrs. Irby was murdered, that crowds were on the way to. Waynes- _ *- ^ boro, many of them in automobiles. A similar message was received from Louisville. Several automobiles from Millen and a few from Augusta arrived here about midnight. Negro Confesses Murder. , Augusta, December 16.?George . Hart, one of the negroes charged wth the murder of Mrs. Jefferson Irby at Wrens, Ga., Sunday afternoon, confessed here to-day to Depu-* ty Sheriff Plunkett, according to the authorities. He implicates the other two negroes under arrest. Both of the others deny their guilt. George and William Hart and Robert Paschal were rushed to Augusta at 4:30 o'clock this morning from the Burke county jail / at - Waynesboro for iear mai a rnuu ol outraged citizens from a radius of 4ft miles of the killing would take them out and lynch them, despite the mili-' tary company that was on guard. | To Deputy Sheriff Anderson, of Burke county and Chief of Police Johnson, of Waynesboro, George Hart had already confessed. He endeavored to retract his confession after he reached here, but a few questions from Deputy Sheriff Plunkett, of Richmond county/caused him to break down and tell the whole story. / ff George Hart, according to the authorities, says that he and his brother and Robert Paschal were drunk ' on the skimmings of boiling cane juice, where syrup was being made. The skimmings are placed in a different vessel, being taken from the top of the boiling cane juice, and aft.eT fermentation, makes an intoxicating drink. He says that they went by the Irby home about 4 p. m., Sunday, and that Robert Paschal went inside and attacked Mrs. Irby, that she. ? "j j struggled with him to the front door, I where he cut her throat and. the j three then dragged her by the hair to the woodpile, where they crushed her skull with an axe and then assaulted her. The five-year-old daughter of Mrs. Irby saw the negroes cut her mother's throat. The negroes then left the vieinity*. No mention- was made in George Hart's confession of any 50 cent debt that Mr. Irby owed them. Coming Wedding. \ Friends of Mr. Edgar Allan Brown in this city will be interested in the news of his approaching marriage. Mr. Brown's friends here received this week invitations wmcn reaa as follows: "Mr. and Mrs. Edwin McBurney Sitgreaves invite you to be present at the marriage of their daughter, Annie Love, to Mr. E^dgar Allan Brown, on Tuesday evening, the thirtieth of December, at half after seven o'clock, the Church of the Epiphany, Laurens, S. C." Mr. Brown is the efficient court stenogra pher of the second circuit, and has many friends in Bamberg, who wish for him all happiness. Read The Herald, $1.50 a year.