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k ' > ' '' . ; lamberg Ifpralfr i One Dollar and a Half a Year. BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 1914. Established 1891. Jl COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS \ SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. ^ News Items Gathered All Around the r County and Elsewhere. Fairfax Fancies. ? Ebrhardt, April 20.?April is trying to make up for March in the way of wind and cool weather. Sunday was a regular March day. The young folks tried to walk the streets and taffy a little with their best fellow, hut I think the wind blew all the V gist out of their conversation, not saying what it did for the young ladies' carefully prepared curls. ?ii-i. ?in i i J rne Aieiaoaisis win uuia a cuujlcience here this week, commencing Wednesday. Alex F. Henderson has sent out invitations for his marriage on the 21st of April. The assistant cashier, . " J? Ben Ehrhardt, will tend to the work in hank for him until he returns with his better half. Rev. E. F. K. Roof will preach for i / us next Sunday; he has accepted the * charges, as pastor, of Mt. Pleasant and Ehrhardt churches, but he is not ? ^ through with his seminary work, but ^ will soon be, about May. In the latter part he will take charge reg , ularly and push the work. V\ What's holding up the Bamberg afcd Ehrhardt railroad? It seems as if its completion i? getting on at a snail's rate. Rev, D. B. Groseclose and wife spent Saturday night with their daughters, Chloe and Ruth, and left early Sunday morning for his charge at St. Nicholas church in the Jenny's section. Rev. and Mrs. /Groseclose * have warm, friends in this section and they are welcome when they have a chance to come over. I heard that the fish commission* er or game warden was in this section recently booking after the fishermen using dynamite in our streams to get fish. To be on the safe side such methods to get fish had better be discontinued, as,the commissioner has appointed men around our streams to look out and catch such men at their work and report them to him and he will see that they are prosecuted to the full extent of the > law. So much of this dynamiting has been done in our streams that the fish have all been killed or run oif and will take some time for the fish to return. i Mr. Geo. McKenzie has treated x himself to a car. TKo marohants nf nnr tO'Brn. that is. ^nearly all of them, have agreed to close their stores at 6 o'clock in the afternoon, beginning April 27th. This will give their clerks a much needed rest. .\.? At the last meeting of the Knights ? of Pythias lodge, ham sandwiches and beer was served. It was enjoy^ ed by all who attended. The meett ing set for April 27, we hope will have better attention. JEE. ! , Fairfax Fancies. Fairfax, April 20.?Mrs. M. O. Toumans, of Columbia, and daughter, Mrs. J. Wistar Lewis, of Savannah,, visited here this week on their way to the Folk-Garrick wedding. * C. G. Reamer visited among rela1 tivee here recently. Misses Mabel and Helen Gue, Mrs. < Janie Jeff coat and Mrs. Mary Garrett, of North, visited Mrs. Wn* , Simpson this week. There were quite a number of * * ? J-"-* V,n.n lnn? TIBllOrS irom a Ul&iautc u?c laai. week to attend the Easter hop. " Mesdames Emma Boynton, of Turner, Silas Gladden, of Columbia, and v Miss Kate Kennedy, of Augusta, were guests of Mrs. G. W. Barber recently. Mesdames James Gray and Lewis Dowling, of Brunson, visited Mrs. Mary Wilson last. Week. J. R_ Blount, of Augusta, and H. W. Wingard were guests of W. Wingard recently. ; i Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Sawyer, who have lived here for some time, have removed to Collins, Ga., where the j latter's work called him. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Leslie, of Jacksonville, Fla., were with Miss Sue Best this week. Miss Mattie Davis has returned to her home at Garnett. after spend ing several weeks here with her brother. Mrs. Laura Gooding, is spending # some time with Mrs. W. W. Anderson. Measles, mumps, whooping cough and the dread membranous croup have raged here during the last few months, but with the exception of the latter, the cases have been very mild, the patients up and about in a few ? b . ARRAIGNMENT OF CLEMENT. Pleads Not Guilty to Charge of Murdering Baby. Spartanburg, April 20.?Clyde C. Clement, the college boy. jointly charged with Miss Fleta Pendleton, a stenographer, with the murder of their baby daughter,, pleaded not guilty when arraigned in general sessions court here to-day. He said he was not ready for trial. Miss Pendleton waived arraignment. Thursday was tentatively fixed as the day for the beginning of the trial. Cle ment, paie ana nervous, was eviueni- i ly under a tense strain as he stood for five minutes in the prisoner's dock with two thousand eyes focused upon him, and listened to the reading of the indictment. He smiled painfully when the ordeal was over, and he was returned-to jail. True bills were returned against the couple by the grand jury at noon. Clement is alleged to have thrown the baby from a bridge into a creek. Miss Pendleton, in a confession, said she was forced into acquiescence. MAX KILLED BY LIGHTNING. Young Parmer Dies Between Plough Handles. Timmonsville, S. C., April 1(>.?A j single flash of lightning unaccompanied by a thunder storm killed Will Laney, 21 years of age, as he was ploughing on his father's farm, two miles from Timmonsville, this afternoon. The young man's horse was also killed and a negro planting cotton fifty yards away was rendered unconscious by the force of the stroke. , v Denmark Personals. Deiimark, April 18.?Miss Mayme Colvin spent the week-end in Savannah with her brother. Mrs. H. G. Hardin is visiting relatives in Rome, S. C. Mr. G. V. Kraker, of Richmond, Va., spent Thursday in town. Mrs. Julia S. Payne,'of Washington, D. C., is the guest of her brothers, Messrs. L. C. and H. C. Rice. " Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Carter, of Fairfjit cnpnt the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Goolsby. Mr. Joseph Lindsay, of Chester, spent Sunday with his daughter, Miss Susie Lindsay. Misses Rosabel and Pauline Turner were hostesses to the United Daughters of the Confederacy Monday afternoon. Superintendent Eugene M. McCown spent the week-end in Darlington. Miss Emma Owens is on an extended visit to her sister, Mrs. H. W. Goolsby, at Hartsville. Miss Maude Spann, of Leesville, i6 the guest of her brother, Mr. L. E. Spann. Mr. George H. Huggins, of Columbia, visited his brother-in-law, Mr. CrS. Rice. Mr. Milton Crum, of Clemson College, spent several days here last week. The Rev.,H. G. Hardin is spending some time in Bamberg, assisting in ' * ? 1 ?Vml /I 4 li Am tne revival services uemg uciu in the Methodist church. Mr. J. K. Breeden has returned to Manning after a visit to relatives here. Mrs. J. S. Colvin, of Chester, has returned after a pleasant visit to her daughter, Miss Mavme Colvin. Mr. Winchester M. Graham, of Bamberg, was in town Thui^day. Miss Martha Ray, of Columbia College, has returned after a visit to her parents here. days. ? Mrs. G. S. O'Neal has returned, from a visit to her daughter in Orangeburg -county. Fairfax gardens are now looking lively and gorgeous in their many hued blossoms, especially roses. Mr. and Mrs. John Weekley, of Ulmer, visited Mrs. N. Weekley recently. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Gray visited j friends here last week. Dr. John Weekley and daughter visited Mrs. Otis Deer this week. Mr. and Mrs. Otis Compton. of Georgia, are here with relatives. Mrs. Chivilett Jamison and infant, of Norway, are visiting Mrs. G. S. O'Neal. Messrs. Clarence and Hugh Kearse are visiting their mother. Miss Salley spent the week-end at Appleton. Mr. Ralph Walker autoed her back Sunday. The concert given by Prof. Lovett's music class was well attended and much enjoyed. There were quartettes, duets, solos, etc., and our srlrls and boys did well. The last number of the lyceum came off Friday evening. It was unusually good. 1 IN THE PALMETTO STATE SOME OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. State News Boiled Down for Quick Reading?Paragraphs About Men and Happenings. Princess Eulalie, aunt of King Al* -r m l* V in lonsu, ox opaux, Lias a ueaui* snup m Paris. The annual horse show was held in Darlington last week, attended by large crowds. The trial of Clyde C. Clement at Spartanburg for murder has been set for this morning. County school field day exercises in Chester Friday were attended by 1,500 school children. " The cadets of the Bailey Military Institute will camp this year for one week at Paris mountain. The farmers of the tobacco belt report that the recent cold weather has not seriously damaged the tobacco plants. N. W. Hardin, of Blacksburg, Cherokee county, has announced that he will be a candidate for lieutenant governor this summer. A Lancaster county woman has been fined ten dollars for alleged false statements concerning the age of a child whom she was putting to work in a cotton mill. The Spartanburg Herald has raised a considerable fund for the de/ ; fense-of Fleda Pendleton* the young woman jointly charged with Clyde | C. Clement of t^ie murder of their infant. | The encampment of the Southern militia, which was to have been held at Charleston, but was lost through the failure of the governor to. cooperate with the war department, I will be held at'Atlanta. W. F. Vincent, a farmer of Lancaster cohnty, was found dead Thursday with a gunshot wound through his heart. A discharged gun was by his side, the presumption being that he accidentally shot himself. At the request of Mayor Barrings er, of FTorence, Surgeon General Blue has issued an order detailing one of the experts of the public health service to conduct a medical inspection in that city for treachoma, tuberculosis, tonsilitis and adenoids. The West Coast Leader, of Lima, Peru, quoting a government document, says that the v Peruvian law regulating strikes, which has been in force since the beginning of this year, has proved highly satisfactory in eliminating the heretofore frequent conflicts between capital and lnhnr in that COUntTY. / ..... Thirteen Killed in Fight With Militia Trinidad, Colo., April 20.?A 14hour battle between striking coal miners and members of the Colorado national gilard in the Ludlow district to-day culminated late to-night in the killing of Louis Tikas, leader of the Greek strikers, and the destruction of the Ludlow tent colony by fire. Reports received here late to-night place the dead at 13, including 11 strikers, one soldier and one noncombatant. After an all-day battle between airmed strikers and small detachi ments of State troops, the Ludlow district to-night practically was isolated. All telephone wires were down and telegraphic service was limited to one railroad wire. The military force totals about 100 and fully 400 armed strikers were said to be in the hills at the.foot of Hastings and Berwind canyons and along the Colorado & Southeastern tracks. The district was in a high state of excitement. Citizens are arming themselves in Trinidad. t Newspaper Profits. People who understand that the newspaper business consists simply in collecting bills and dividing profits will be interested to know that the Chicago Inter-Ocean is to be sold this week under an accumulated indebtedness of about $700,000, and that the Scranton, Pa., Tribune-Republican has been recently bought in for $225,000., under a sale forced by an indebtedness of $432,000. Incij? 11+ Via nlH act;} hlicVlPfl Utilltd-U * 9 ivu, WiiV/ VIU >'ew Orleans papers, the Picayune and the Times-Democrat, are to be consolidated.?Hartford Courant. Shipment of initial cards and envelopes just received. Beautifully designed gold initials. Only 25c a box. Any initial can be supplied. ^ i SECOND WOULD GO TO MEXICO. p| Service of Command Offered by Col. Legare in Case of War. Columbia, April 19.?Col. A. E. Legare, of Columbia, commanding the 2d regiment of infantry, National Guard, of this State, has offered the services of his regiment in case a call comes for troops for service in Mexico. Col. Legare says his regiment t0. wnuld pstpem it a hieh Drivileae to ft., represent South Carolina in the first assignment. ac, Col. Legare's letter containing this ca request was made to the governor, as commander-in-chief of the militia m. of the State, and was as follows: "Commanding Officer, Second Infantry, N. G., S. C. it "The Commander-in-chief. Tl "Availability for active duty. an "1. If the conditions in the Mexican affairs should necessitate a call w] for troops from the different States, ca the regiment that I have the honor to te: command would esteem it a high pri- su vilege to represent South Carolina in ta the first assignment. cij "2. The reputation of our State has always been more than sustained q, by the 2d South Carolina, and I feel sj, that the men composing my com- aE mand will continue to retain a reputation thafls prized so jealously. it "A. E. LEGARE, th "Colonel, Second Infantry, N. G., S. C." The 2d regiment is complete, con- in si6ting of twelve companies, with an fa average of about forty-five to the a company. The 2d could easily re- co cruit to the war strength, which is re 108 men to the company. The 2d ed regiment is made up of four com- gj, ^ ' ? * -a 'i J? pames in uoiumDia, ana one m eaui gg of the following towns: Camden, Pj Bennettsville, Darlington, Hartsville, Sfumter, Timmonsville, Orangeburg, Edgefield and the band at Anderson. E. A. Early, of Darlington, is lieu- th tenant colonel, and the three majors are: Joseph R. Alien, of Columbia; ut James W. Bradford, of Sumter.; ba Robert T. McKorell, of Hartsville; ^ Joel J. Marshall, of Columbia, is regimental adjutant. ; One high military official here to- ta day pointed out that in the apportion- b ment of troops from the different States, as made by the war depart- ar ment in their plans for an issuance ^ of a call for volunteers, should an ta invasion of Mexico be decided on, South Carolina's share of troops for '? a vdlunteer army of 250,000 men ex would be 1,500 men, practicallly one er regiment. South Carolina has three 'M regiments, and the governor of the th State would designate the organiza- wj tion to go out, and this command ya would then immediately be recruited Ai to full strength, each separate com- er pany doing this at their own home Pr ' * ? j -a nno-n tot* (t< St&tlOIl, 311Q at LUC &d.iiio bimc iq^uiui ? recruiting stations would be established, similar to the ones the war department has at various points. wj It is estimated that a full regiment q( could be mobilized within a week of wj a call for volunteers. , fr) Telegrams have been reaching the m, governor from all parts of the State m, offering the services of companies in blj case a call comes for troops for ser- rpj vice by the United States in Mexico. - INCIDENT CLOSED. ^ wl Encampment of Southern Militia e<* Will go to Another State. Washington, April 21.?Secretary an r<o*.?;r,,n.n r>nnpindp(i his corre- tri uax i icuu tvz-uwj spondence with the governor of South Carolina over the revocation of or- bli ders establishing a summer manue- th ver camp for State militia and regu- an l'ar troops at the Isle of Palms. Fail- of ing to receive a response to his pre- sh vious demands upon the governor, ag Secretary Garrison yesterday an- to nounced that the manuever camp, to ho be attended by the militia of North ca and South Carolina, Georgia and m<r Florida, would be held outside of de South Carolina. Later he received a sh long letter from the governor, to which he replied to-day. in After declaring he could not un- th( derstand why th^ governor complain- an ed, and explaining that the matter eS] had been taken up with the adjutants au general of the various States, as is tr, customary, the secretary in his letter g0 said: "It seems to me to be unfortunate en that you felt impelled to object to rel ' ' A- J 1.U ^ ( this matter being treaieu m uie cua- i tomarv way, but since you did I had I no other alternative than to adopt . the course I did." 'n da The tonnage of the merchant ves- Ms sels launched throughout the world Cr in 1913 showed a large increase over th< the preceding year, in fact, over any Sts previous year, being estimated at 3,- an 332,000 tons, as against 2,901,000 hii tons for the vessels launched in 1912. hu t RSI BLOOD IS SPILLED 1ERICAX SOLDIERS ARE LANDED AT VERA CRUZ. . tited States Flag Hoisted at Most Prominent Mexican Port After Sharp Fighting. Vera Cruz, April 21.?Vera Cruz -night is in the hands of forces )m the United States warships, but e occupation of the port was not complished without loss of Amerin lives. Four American bluejackets and irines were killed by the fire of e Mexicans and 20 fell wounded, le Mexican loss is not known, but is believed to have been heavy, le water front, the customs house d all impbrtant piers, including ose under the terminal works, from lich extend the railroads to the pital, have been occupied. All the rritory around tne American conlate is strongly patrolled and dechments hold other sections of the ty. The Mexican commander, . Gen. istavo Maas, offered a stubborn restance to the American advance td for many hours there was fightg in the streets. Toward nightfall was reported that the main body of e federal garrison was in retreat the westward. Rear Admiral Fletcher, commandg the United States warships, preced his occupation of the' port by demand, through the" American riQiil w W Canada, for its sur nder. Gen. Maas promptly declin1 to accede to this demand and tortly afterward whaleboats were nt off from the side from the airie loaded with marines. Brings Flag Ashore. *' i I These boats effected a landing in e neighborhood of the customs mse before noon and a few mines later Capt. Wm. R. Rush of the ittleship Florida, who was m comand of the operations ashore, ought his flag 'in. Capt. Rush's men already had ken up their positions. They numsred 150 bluejackets, from the Flora, 390 marines from the Prairie id 65 marines from' the Florida, iter these were augmented by a dechment from the Utah. The coming of the American rces was not heralded by any great citement, but 6mall crowds gathed to watch the landing. Soon the uejackets and marines marched rough the streets, leading from the iterfront and along the railroad rds. Others proceeded to] the cnerican consulate,/ while still'oth s were deployed along the apoaches to central plaza, in which ?n. Maas had concentrated his men. Manoeuvres Unopposed. These manoeuvres were effected thout opposition, but suddenly ?n. Maas challenged the advance ;th the first shots?a volley fired om a point three blocks from the arines and two blocks south of the ain plaza. The mhrines replied, it the action ceased in a moment, lere was a lull for ten minutes and en another brief exchange from e west end of Montesenor street, lere a federal outpost was station * Prairie in Action. At 12.30 the firing became general d at 1 o'clock the guns of the ansport Prairie went into action. Prior to this, a detachment of nejackets from the Utah, holding q oTminri hetween the consulate d the waterfront, opened with two their three-inch guns. The first ots from these pieces were directed ainst the ancient Benito Juarez wer which once served as a lightuse. This was occupied by Mexin sharpshooters. - Lieut. Cominder Buchanan of the Florida, orred that it be destroyed. Five ots brought the old tower down. The women of the American colony Vera Cruz had been placed aboard 0 chartered steamers Esperanza d Mexico, but the foreign colony, pecially the American, was greatly gmented this morning when three linloads arrived from the capital, me of these remained ashore, but my were taken aboard the steam3. So far as can be learned, no 'ugees were injured. The demand for the surrender of ra Cruz was maae at 3 u ciu^xv the morning. Consul Canacalled General Gustave las, commandant of Vera uz, by telephone and presented 3 demands, saying that the United ites" forces were about to occupy d hold the town. He called upon n to surrender in the name of manity and. assist the Americans 1 STUDENTS FALL. Balcony Collapses at Woman's College.?Panic is Averted. rfue West, April 17.?The collapse of the balcony in the new auditorium .> ,of the hall of the Woman's college tohight prevented the presentation of the cantata "Queen Esther." Just as > 4 the performance started and with the house full the balcony supports gave wav and several Dersons sittine under the balcony were injured. Only W. F. Vermillion, of Donalds, was seriously hurt, aj^d it is not thought that he is fataiiy injured. The Woman's college girls occupying the balcony escaped injury. This auditorium is probably one of the best < " ' J college auditoriums in the State, and .yj has just been completed at a cost of m $25,000, and the accident, which was ' f i so nearly serious, causes much daipage. - VirffijH President R. L. Robinson of the Woman'8 college issued the following statement: "After a thorough investigation I find that no college girls were injured in the unfortunate accident in the ' alumnae hall to-night. Forty or more . girls were taking part in the cantata jj and were in the music^studies in the rear of the stage. Only about SO girls V; were in the balcony when the accident occurred. The calmness of the /3 girls was remarkable." . . \ No Serious Injury/ . \ ;4&?? Anderson, April 17.?Teteplione V~ilfi .message^received late to-night from . Due West says that part of the gallery of Memorial hall of Due West's :J|j Woman's college fell to-night, carrying down 80 young women students, none of whom was injured. Miss Rosa Keys and Furman Vertnillion, of Donalds, in the audience > down stairs, were injured by falling ^ timbers. ' Falfing timbers also struck . ' ; F. W. Dickson of Chester, a student at Erskine. A telephone message - t ^ says Miss Keys was take# to the infirmary of the Woman's college, while ^ ?srs. Dickson and Vermillion were taken to the hospital of Erskfpe col- 5$ lege. They are being given medical . * uention. Asye't the extent of Mr. Dickson's injuries are not known, but thought not to be serious. Prof. John L. Pressley of Erskine college received a scalp wound. ^ The igKjJ| I dience behaved splendidly and after the injured were taken out the large audience departed from the building. The gallery was being used for the | first time. j in restoring order. < > Asks for Time. I; Gen. \Maas replied that compliance was impossible and asked the consul for a* personal parley. / I The consul informed Gen. Maas that he had no instructions to grant a parley and ended the conversation. He then icalled the jefe politico and the custonls collector by telephone * $ and informed them of the prospective landing and asked for their co-opera- ^ tion in the maintenance of peace. Neither could promise assistance. Rear Admiral Fletcher, aboardv the flagship Florida, by this tilne was in communication with Rear Ad- ^ miral Badger, who was speeding to? ward- this port with five warships. Admiral Fletcher decided to act and * ; marines began leaving the side o& the transport Prairie shortly before . II o'clock. They entered ten whale^ boats and effected a landing within / : | hair an nour ai t.ne cuswius .uuuse and No/ 4 pier. Information that President Huerta ^ "X was counting on receiving from the Ji steamerv Ypsiranga of the Hamburg- / American line, due to arriv.e to-day, a big consignment of ammunition, f rifles and machine guns was responsible for the occupation of the customs house somewhat earlier than . ' might otherwise have been the* case. / The Ypirango is outside the harbor. She has on board among other supplies 10,000 rifles and 15,000.000 cartridges. President Huerta has been making every effort to safeguard this consignment and had given orders that it be unloaded immediately, placed on a special train drawn by two locomotives and rushed to the capital. 1 Urges Americans to Leave Mexico. Chihuahua, Mexico, April 20, Via , El. Paso, Texas, April 21.?Consul Letcher, on instructions from Wash ington, is notifying Americans here and in other towns of the State to leave the country as a precaution against possible unfortunate eventualities growing out of the decision of the Washington government to seize Tampico and Vera. Cruz. They will be sent out in sman groups if time permits, as a generaP exodus, it is feared, might precipi- , tate trouble. . V *' V- XJH