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K (Tip Hamburg feralb J .y v"S ^^^X .H One Dollar and a Half a Year. BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1914. Established 1891. J ' i ?j COIINTRV NEWS LETTERS SOLE INTERESTING HAPPENINGS IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. News Items Gathered All Around the County and Elsewhere. Ehrhardt Etchings. Ehrhardt, March 30.?Our far\ mers are busy now getting their farms in order, making up for lost time earlier in the year when they could not work on account of the snow and the like. Still some are not through hauling fertilizer yet. ? A new enterprise is talked of here. Some of the capitalists are talking of of a brick works being started here. Wftvp ennp so far as to examine the clay. They report favorable, and this examination proves favorable to make first class brick, by an old experienced man, and all to do is to go to work and make brick. j The fish commission at Columbia will do a great favor by looking out ; for the fish on little Saltkeatchie swamp near Carters' Ford. There is more dynamite exploded in that section of the swamp than there is exploded anywhere in the fields around.. The quantity of dead fish on the water and the reports heard around in the swamp is a sure sign ' that some one is using dynamite to get fish with out of the stream. They j not only destroy the fish for the future but fish will not stay around in water where dynamiting is done, and we think this dynamiting should be done away with and think the State authorities should stop it so as some one else could catch a few fish with hook and line. Mr6. E. A. McDowell will have her music class givd^ an exhibition of their capabilities on Good Friday af; ternoon in Copeland'e hall. All are invited to attend and enjoy the occasion. ^r>ri JEE. ^ St. Johns News. \ St. Johns, March 30.?We have been having some very warm weather for the past week. I guess the \ # farmers are glad to see it. Some have planted corn and some are fixing to plant this week and I heard some talking of planting cotton the last of this week. Mr. G. L. Kinard has been very ill for the last week, but hope he will be able to be out again soon. Mr. J.^A: Peters and family were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Hiers last Sunday. Mr. G. J. Herndon and family were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. L! Brant last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. George Allen and family visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Shaw, last Sunday; also Miss Marie Allen and Miss Genie Brant and Mr. J. P. Hiers and Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Bishop and little son visited Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Shaw last Sunday. Misses Edith, Salome and Ella Hiers, Miss Edna Bishop, and Miss Clara Lyons were the guests of Misses Elizabeth, Florrie, and Mattie Lou Hiers last Sunday. Mr. Carl Bishop was the guest of Mr. E. P. Hiers last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Willie Brown were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Hiers last Sunday. Mr. J. P. Hiers came home from Georgia last Wednesday afternoon. Said he enjoyed his trip fine. Miss Clara Lyons was the guest of Miss Ella Hiers last Saturday night. Mr. Wilbur Hiers was the guest of Mr. Henry Hutson last Sunday. Mr. P. R. Brown and Mr. Ben Shaw were the guests of Messrs. J. P. and E. P. Hiers last Saturday night. Miss Kinnie Dannelly returned home last Saturday afternoon from Ehrhardt. There was a pindar shelling given at Mr. J. B. Hiers's last Friday night. Sure it was enjoyed by those who were present. There is to be preaching at St. Johns next Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Hope to see a large crowd rout Sunday afternoon. Master Colman Hiers was the 1 ' guest of Master Sammie Hiers last Sunday. "I had to let that new maid go. I discovered that she was neglecting the children when I was attending my club meetings." "That so?" "Yes. Positively, she couldn't * think less of them if they were her own."?Detroit Free Press. "There is no disgrace in being poor," and we are howling glad of it, for there are enough disadvantages about it without that one. y v BABCOCK MAY HAVE CHARGE, j Rumored He Will Head S|>artanbur? j Pellagra Hospital. I It is rumored that Dr. J. \Y. Bab- ( eoek. formerly head of the State Insane Asylum, may be placed in charge of the government's pellagra hospi- j tal at Spartanburg. No official statement can be obtained as to this. Dr. Babcock is regarded as an expert on pellagra, and one of his studies of the disease was published some years ago as a bulletin by the public health service of the United State6. Fairfax Fancies. Fairfax, March 30.?Mr. and Mrs. j Raymond Tuten, of Ulmer, visited j here last week. Miss Salley spent the week-end at Appleton. Dr. and Mrs. Googe, Mesdaraes Wilson and Harter autoed to Hamp- , ton recently, hearing the evangelist j Yarboro preach there. Theo. Brooker, of Columbia, visited his sister, Mrs. Simpson, also Dr. Brooker, of Swansea, was her guest recently. Rev. Wm. Simpson paid a business visit to Atlanta last week. Misses Bessie and Ella Terry and Mr. Wells, of Barton, came here to j the dance last week. Mr. Lovett is teaching vocal music here. Has a large class, and the young folks seem to enjoy going to the meetings. The U. D. C., Fairfax Chapter, are very busy now planting and cultivating a number of flower beds in front | of the hotels. Mrs. Padgett and little twin sons, | of Ehrhardt, spent last week with j Mrs. Jones Lane. An "uncle of W. Wingard, of Augus! ta, visited the latter's family recently. , Mrs. W. Wingard and little Jessie visited relatives at Brunson recently. Mesdames Ella Murdaugh and children. of Columbia, Tuten and Jones Williams, were recent guests of Mrs. I Julia Harter. Miss Sallie May Grey, of Brunson, is visiting Mrs. Lily.Mvrick. \ There were two missionary lectures given Sunday and Monday evening at the Lutheran church. The missionary described minutely and graphically life in Japan, and the difficulties of getting used to the ways of the natives. i \ Dr. Lea,.of Holly Hill, and a sisI ter of Mrs. W. L. Brooks, of Estill, are visiting the latter. I Miss Pearl Copeland, of Ehrhardt, ; is visiting her sister, Mrs. M. Lightsey. W. H. Wingard, of Augusta, was a recent visitor here to friends at | the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. WinI gard. Oak Grove News. Oak Grove, March 31.?The people, old and young, of our community are preparing for Easter. The *"?l * TJ; 11 I lUQieS Ui I"lt;a.5<a.llL nin .ucinwujji. church are going to have an entertainment on Good Friday night. First I there will be a play, "A Box of Monkeys," by the young people. There will be no admission fee for this. Our Baptist friends are not idle either, and are preparing to have an entertainment of a very different kind in a few weeks. Miss Johnelle "Hoffman is at home again after having taught several months at Outland. Miss Dora Hiers has returned from a pleasant visit to friends at Cope. Mrs. C. M. Jones, of Bamberg, who has been visiting her cousin, Mrs. j D. P. Smith, of this place, has re- I 1 turned home. Mr. D. P. Smith spent last Wednes- j j day in Bamberg. Miss Lucy Carter is visiting her sister. Mrs. Philip McCants, in j Orangeburg. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Copeland made i a trip to Bamberg last week. Mr. Talmage Clayton is at home after an extended trip to Florida. * Messrs. O. L. and L. W. Copeland are preparing to establish a saw mill in connection with their ginnery. Mrs. Philip Padgett and children have returned from a delightful vis* it to relatives at Fairfax. Obeyed Instructions. "Did that young man kiss you last night. Ethel?" "Yes mother." "And you allowed him to?" "Why, he just did, mother." "Why didn't you stop him?" "Why mother, you told me I must never interrupt any one."? Yonkers Statesman. IN THE PALMETTO STATE He SOME OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. ] em State News Boiled Down for Quick ext Heading?Paragraphs About i'ac Men and Happenings. *n pre The sixth annual horse show open- anc ed in Camden yesterday. un1 The Peoples Xatiophl bank has been organized at Conway, with a mo capital stock of $25,000. all Six thousand Anderson county . ,, cm trmL- nart in flip TiPin OtUUUi vvva lsm* v ... COl day exercises in the city of Anderson on Fridav. tO-i Richard Franklin Gaither, of Ken- 0^ tucky, has been elected president cllj i of Orangeburg college, vice W. W. an( Rivers, resigned. gei ... Former Governor John Gary m0 Evans has announced that he will cot not be a candidate for United States Cor senator this summer. : At present there are 934 em- tw< ployees on the pay roll at the Char- offi leston navy yard, from $2,250 to rie $2?350 per day being paid out to the wa employees. we The Supreme Court has decided that- the election in Lexington rec I county some time ago, voting in the e(* dispensary, was legal. Six dispen- at saries will be established. t0 ni6 On the vote in the lower house of congress Tuesday to repeal the Panama canal exemption measure, Repre- s^c orj/ sentatives Byrnes, Johnson. Lever and Whaley "voted to sustain the Ult president; Representatives Aiken, Finley and Ragsdale voting against pla ait the repeal measure. at The State Supreme Court a few . . days ago affirmed the verdict by which John Hough, a wealthv Ker' p.rn shaw county man who killed his ^ar father was sentenced to death, and Hough was to have been electrocuted $01 April 25th, but the governor has commuted the sentence to life imprisonment. / me A big encampment of soldiers wfll ?0] be held at th.e Isle of Palms during th the month of August. It is expected jng that about 30,000 soldiers will camp hU] there for two weeks. Some ships of xh the Atlantic squadron may also be xh there at the same time. The en- (jr campment has been authorized by wjt the war department. orc Two negroes were carried to the by penitentiary from Union on Friday mu for safekeeping. They were charg- als< ed with entering the room of the tio: daughter of a farmer of West Spring Ca several nights ago. The young lady go< was awakened by the touch of one mu of the negroes, and ran screaming sor into her father's room. ing ? : All Wise Old Dad. ; jng ?? yoi The young fellow moved to protest ^ trt hie fathor Hp liari a snpakins' ambition to be a rounder himself, by but he didn't think that a chap's dad CQr ought to go in for that sort of thing, ^ and what he had heard was worry- J ! ing him a good deal. He approached the subject diffidently. ^ "Say, father," he began, "I?er?I j-n wanted to ask you something." g0 "Sure, old fellow. Sit down and t | have a cigar. Now fire ahead." "Well, I hear that you have put your name up for membership in ma the Afraid to Go Home club." ^an^ "That's right. It's a fine club, ^ everybody tells me?comfortable, ^ congenial, and all that." "Um! But say, didn't you know ^ that it was the sportiest club in . town?" ^ "I did. I guess it's worse than sio that, from the rumors I hear. ' ev( "Well then, excuse me, dad, but ^ what do you want to join for?" gor "I'll tell vou. I want to be a mem- . of ber so that I can blackball you when /*? an/i T'm rm&tlip list ahpad ?vuu ijr. mm . ttl of you. Do you get me? Have ^ another cigar. Goodby!"?Cleveland . ^ , in Plain Dealer. a an< Passing it On. wa of A Sunday-school teacher, after ten conducting a lesson on the story of 0f "Jacob's Ladder." concluded by saying: "Now is there any little girl or tru boy who would like to ask a question w0 about the lesson?" pic Little Susie looked puzzled for a bu| moment, and then raised her hand, f0! relates Everybody's Magazine. say "A question Susie?" asked the bet teacher. bu; "I would like to know," said Susie, "if the angels have wings, why did they have to climb up the ladder?" < The teacher thought for some mo- poi ments, and then, looking about the tru class, asked: "Is there any little boy fac ?i? ui/Q *-/-v Qncu'or Qnsie's eet YY 1IU WUUlVA tv ? w question?" vel ULSTER SITUATION GRAVE. Agnations of Field Marshal French and Gen. Ewart. London, March 26.?That the govtment still is facing a situation of reme difficulty is proved by the t that Premier Asquith was not a position to-night to make his )mised statement in parliament, 1 it consequently was postponed :il to-morrow. riie air is full of extravagant rurs, among the most creditable be; the report that Col. Seely after is to quit the war office by an ex mge of portfolios with Lewis Harirt, secretary for the colonies. The only new facts in the situation day were found in the resignation Field .Marshal Sir John French, ef of the imperial general staff, i Sir John Spencer Ewart, adjutant leral, from the army council. Rurs that other members of the army incil have resigned could not be tfirmed. Negotiations and conferences beBen Buckingham palace, the war ce and Downing street were card on throughout the day, and it s known that the strongest efforts re being adopted to induce Field rshal French and Gen. Ewart to onsider. The prime minister calla hurried meeting of the cabinet his residence after it was decided postpone the statement to parliant. Later it was announced, with a >w of authority, that both French I Ewart at last had consented to hdraw their resignations. In Ireland no change has taken ce. Belfast remains quiet, and, hough it is asserted that officers the Curragh camp are determined resign because of the repudiation Col. Seely's guarantee by the goviment, no actual resignations, so as known, have occurred. ne State Teachers' Associational News. \ The first general session of the eting was in the auditorium of averse college and everybody was ;re. 1 was informed that the seat; capacity is two thousand five adred, and every place was full ursday and Friday evenings. On ursday evening the school chilin of the city schools entertained ;h two beautiful songs, also the hestra of Spartanburg, as formed Dr. Ross, gave some excellent isic. The glee club of Wofford o gave several beautiful selecns, and the quartette of the South rolina University rendered some ad singing, and special mention ist be made of the "Folk Lore" igs they sang, among them be"Hangman's Tree" and "Barbary en." Mayor Floyd in his welcom; address, said "Spartanburg is irs, teachers," and verily it seemto be at it's best. Some able addresses were made Hon. P. P. Claxton, United States nmissioner of education; Hon. J. Swearingen, State superintendent education; and Hon. A. F. Lever, the 5th congressional district, and lers. These deep minded men outed so many things and made them important that it maae one siup think, "Am I equal to all the posilities and needs of the day in > teacher world?" There were so ny good things said and done that ?r teacher or visitor was obliged to 1 inspired to higher and nobler s. Special mention must be made j the "Boy Scouts" of the city, as j !v were so attentive to every visr and ever ready to lend an act manly assistance. The day sesns were held at Wofford and the ming sessions at Converse. On iday evening the college girls and ne of the boys, assisted by some the leading singers in the various irches, rendered an Easter An;m. After the adjournment the chers were tendered a reception the Converse parlors, where Dr. 3 Mrs. Snyder received. Punch s served. As a whole it was one the best associations we have atided. Charleston has the honors true hospitality and she deserves but Spartanburg is her sister in le hospitality. Laurens county n the trophy cup. We saw the tures of "the church that was :lt in a day" in the "Rex" pastime. Iks who helped to build the church ' it is perfectly natural. We feel tered by having visited Spartanrg COUNTRY CORRESPONDENT. Consul George Eugene Eager re tc frnm Rrpmen. Germany, that a st has been formed by the manuturers of envelope machines, to:her with the manufacture of enopes. \ % BIG VICTORY FOR WILSON HOUSE PASSES BILL FOR EXEMPTION REPEAL. Majority of S(i Much Greater Tliaii i Was Expected by Measure's Backers. ?? ] Washington, .March 31.?The na- 1 tional house of representatives to- 1 night, after one of the most spectacular legislative struggles in the his- 1 tory of the nation, voted to repeal 1 the provision of the Panama canal '> act exempting American vessels from 1 the payment of tolls. The vote on the repeal bill was 247 to 161, a 1 majority of 86 votes on support of the personal plea of Woodrow Wil son, president of the United States. I This verdict on the issue which has absorbed congress for many weeks came at the conclusion of a stirring day, made memorable in the annals of the house by a party divis- , ion, which found Speaker Champ Clark, Majority Leader Underwood and other Democratic chieftain6 lined up in open opposition to the president on an issue which the latter had declared vital to his conduct of the nation's foreign policy. To-day's result was the first struggle within the party sfnce democracy took control of the government a year ago. Tomorrow the bill goes to the senate, where the fight will be renewed with all the vigor and determination that attended it in the house. In "Ungrudging Measure*." On the final vote 220 Democrats I in the house stood by the president, giving him in "ungrudging measure" what he had asked "for the honor of the nation" in its foreign relations. Twenty-five Republicans and two Progressives voted to sustain the , president. Fifty-two Democrats followed Speaker Clark and Leader Underwood to defeat. Nothing, it seemed, could stem ! the tide of administration success. I Speaker Clark, for nearly twentytwo years a member of the house, j made the speech of his life to foreI stall what he termed "unquestion- ' | able degradation" of the nation, jln I this he failed, but he did smooth over the party breach with kindly words for his adversaries, praise ror President Wilson and an unqualified denial of any vaulting ambition on his own behalf. When he had closed the debate for the opposition to the repeal the speaker was triumphant in defeat, for the entire legislative assemblage, in which were 'many senators, rose en masse to cheer him. President Wilson was at dinner when the result of the vote was announced. He was gratified, but made no comment. A Forgotten Detail. When Joseph W. Bailey, now practicing law in New York, began his career in Texas, he was approached by a negro, with a request for legal assistance. The negro was accused of having beaten up his wife in a manner that endangered her life. Bailey immediately went after the facts. "What did you do to her?" he asked. "I ain't done nothin' 'cept hHPher 'cross de haid," explained the offen der. 'Now, look here, Jack," said young Bailey, "you must have hurt her pretty badly. What did you hit her with. Didn't you have something in your hand?" "I sw'ar to goodness, boss," said Jack, solemnly, "I didn't have nothin' in my han'." After a few minutes Jack returned. "I done been thinking of it, an' sence I done tried to ricollect all de details," he replied slowly, "I b'lieve I does remember dat I had hold of a skillet?but I aint's noways sartin'? noways sartin which han' it was in." ?Popular Monthly. WOMAN STABBED TO DEATH. Man Accused of Crime Makes Oood Uic Pc^.inA ??-0 ^~rv. Florence, March 29.?On the old Goose Pond road, about two miles from the city, Leila Smalls was stabbed last night and mortally wounded. Fred Melton, colored, is accused. The Smalls woman was rushed to the city and carried to the police station. dying soon after reaching there. The woman was stabbed in the left breast and the wound was an ugly one. Melton, the man accused, made good his escape and has not been seen since. Too much liquor is saia to have been the cause of the tragedy. * TO RAII> BAKERIES. "4 'We'll Go Into Restaurants and Demand Food." New York, iMarch 24.?"We're not done yet with this system," was the word that came from the Ferrer Modern School in East One Hundred and Fourth street yesterday afternoon at the close of a long and secret conference of the Anarchistic Committee on Unemployment. "We showed the Rutgers Square crowd how to do things when Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman are the leaders," he boasted. "And there's more coming. We'll do just ! what Emma Goldman suggested, raid the bakeshops and go into the restaurants and demand food. Why shouldn't we?" Pair Leave City. The conferees waited nearly an. hour to hear from Emma Goldman, who was to preside at the meeting. But she and Berkman got out of the city late Saturday night, after they had time to digest some of the riotous utterances they had made at Union Square. Somebody told them that detectives had been instructed by police headquarters to arrest both of them on a charge of inciting to riot. At police headquarters this wa? denied, and Detectives Gegan and Gildea, who have been shadowing them for a month, stated they had not heard of any order to arrest either one or the other. ^ At the office of Mother Earth in West One Hundred and Nineteenth ^ street a young woman told a reporter that Emma Goldman and Berkman had gone out of town. "But there's nothing unusual about it," she added. "It's customary for them to take a week-end va rr>T '11 V. ? I.. .1. . ^ nn UctUUii. l ne v ii uc uaun. to tai i ,> ou the propaganda." ; l "Revolution is Coming." Half a dozen girls were kept busy sending out circulars from another publication office of the Anarchist group in East One Hundred and Seventh street, near the Ferrer Modern School. Attention was called to "another and more effective demon- / stration" to be held either Wednesday or Thursday afternoon. The circular had a black flag at the top of it, and beneath it in red letters this inscription: "The Revolution is Coming." "Further on the circular said: "Are you prepared to do and die, if need be? Take; don't demand. The government is rotten. Expose it by ending it. Who dares lead? Who dares follow? Let them keep their eyes open and their ears to the ground." . Bride Hurt in Auto Wreck. Anderson, March 29.?Dr. Floyd Rogers, who is conducting a hookworm campaign in Abbeville county, suffered his collar bone and three ^ ^ _ ribs to D6--DroKen ana tne muscies in his left arm to be badly lacerated when his automobile turned turtle as he was nearing Williamston. In the car with Dr. Rogers were Mrs. Rogers, who was a Miss Anderson, of Gaffney, and who was married to Dr. Rogers one week ago, and a Mr. Polk. Mrs. Rogers was badly scratched on the face, but is not seriously hurt. Mr. Polk, who is Dr. Rogers's assistant in the hookworm work, suffered a bad scalp wound. With Dr. Rogers at the wheel, the auto was rounding a sharp curve, when the driver lost control. The machine turned over- three times, practically wrecking it. Dr. Rogers had been running a car for only a few days, and this probably accounts for the accident. v' r< All three of the wounded were carried to Williamston in an automobile and were given medical attention. They were sent back to Abbeville to-night. Mule Fell in Well Twenty Feet Deep. A mule^ belonging to Henry Robertson fell backward in a well at Deadfall on Friday; but, being a mule, it was not hurt. Its owner drove it to town next day. The well was 20 feet deep and half full of water; had been abandoned a long while, and had been covered over with planks that had rotted. The mule in grazing around stepped on the covering, which broke through, and it went down oacKwards! The Greenville News tells of a 1,100 pound bull that fell into a thirtyfoot well in Greenville Thursday night and was not hurt. It was midday' Friday before he could be got out.?Newberry Observer.