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m w1 j elif imnbmi < _ One Dollar and a Half a Year. BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 13,1914. - Established 1891. COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. v ; News Items Gathered All Around the Gnnntv and Hise where. ^ Ehrhardt Etchings. < Ehrhardt, August 10.?The farmers in this section are having bad weather to gather their fodder; rain every day. Sr pe have had the blades pulled more than a week hanging on the stalks waiting for them to cure, f so they can be bundled and stacked. They are not in such haste about the!/ cotton. The war in Europe has gotten them somewhat in doubt about rushing it on the market this season. They fear the price is going to be short. 5, The ladies are busy canning all the surplus tomatoes, beans, peas, fruits, and tne nae, mac tney uau 6ci. Not a bad idea to have them when winter comes and something to cook is hard to get. The Carolina Gin Co., at this place, has built a seed house, and done some , other needed repairs to make it more h convenient for their customers. Our town fathers have the streets lighted by electricity and it makes a p. lot of difference to the darkness that prevailed heretofore, a big improvement. Next, but not least, is the / school building. Will soon be time for school to open up and have heard nothing about commencing the building. Next Saturday is the 15th, and the fourth class postmasters will have to stand the civil service examination for the position before appointment > by the postmaster general. We have Mutt and Jeff in town now. One manages the electric light plant and the other the telephone system. 'Phone service is on all night now. Visitors: Mr. Jacobs uuu muu;, Mrs. W. B. Moore, and Miss Hattie VanLehe at Mr. J. M. Smith's; and the Misses Kirkland at Mrs. S. W. Brown's. v . The reunion, held under the auspices of the Newberry college stu. dents of Bamberg and Barnwell counties, was quite a success and'a credit also to the college. Several good speakers were heard, new officers were elected and time of next reunion was set for Wednesday before the 4th Sunday in July, 1915. Mr. Charles Ehrhardt, contemplates putting up .three brick stores on Main j street in the-near future. JEE. Colston Dots. i Colston, August 10.?Everything is progressing fine in our midst at this time. The farmers are about ready to harvest their fodder, and we hope to have some better weather. , There was a birthday party given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jake f McMillan's in honor of their daughter mi?r TiYnzftnfi. It was largely at P tended. Refreshments were served and alPreported a very pleasant time. Mies Pearl Barr, of Denmark, is spending some time with Mrs. M. L. Zorn. We are glad to see Mrs. H. K. Clayton out again, after a short illness. We were sorry to learn of Grady , McMillan's accjdent, while out hunting last Thursday night. He was kicked by a mule. While the injury is painful, it is not serious. Mr. and Mrs. Wilman Sandifer and sons are spending a few days with their mother, Mrs. Sam Clayton. "^e are glad to see Miss Nell Clayton home again from the summer school. Mr. Barney Bishop is all smoles? it's a girl. A- P. N Denmark Personals. Denmark, Aug. 8.?Miss Louise ( Zeigler has recently returned from summer school at Winthrop and has as? her guest. Miss Lalla Byrd, of Bamberg, and Miss Rose Herbert of / Rock Hill. Jim Fogle has returned home from f a visit to Wrightsville, Saluda, Henderson villa and Columbia. Mrs. D. W. Poyas and family returned to her home in Hendersonville on Friday, after spending some time with Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Guess. Miss Mattye Carter , of Sumter, is visiting Mrs. S. D. Guess. ~ Miss Dorothy Hart ,if Estill, is t spending some time with her sister. Mrs. J. W. Crum. After spending several months with Mrs. Miller in Abbeville. Miss Minnie Blount is on a visit to friends here, en route to her home in Fairfax. f j Subscribe for The Herald, $1.50 year. \ W * OFFICER SHOT WRONG MAN. j Negro Killed at Cope Proves to Be Innocent Party. S Cope, Aug. 7.?Wednesday night, just as the passenger train was pulling out for Augusta, a negro jumped " off after the train had gone several coach lengths. Rural Officer Browning, who with several others were watching the train and street corners for one Sam James, for whom they ( had a warrant, took this man to be ; James, and grabbed at him from , where he was in watching, between j two box cars on me siaing, o.ut ms j foot slipping, and the negro, jerking away and refusing the command to j halt, caused the officer to mies his t and by running off made the officer ( think he was the party he wanted. Officer Browning shot at his heels and as he did not halt he kept shooting at his feet; the fleeing man ran four car lengths and then ducked under the 3 fourth, or last car on the siding. It * was ju6t after he passed under this c car that Officer Browning stooped and c fired, and it is presumed that this ' shot took effect, as it was found soon - A ? - V rt I auer tnai me pany was auui m mo thigh, and also that said party was not Sam James, the negro wanted, but Julian Pendarvis, an innocent negro. Pendarvis's pistol was found almost under the car that he dodged under, his pistol falling from his pocket while stooping. Officer Browning regrets exceedingly the occurrence, but feels that he was only fulfilling his duty. Dr. Kirkland was away at Bamberg, but a i telephone call soon had him here. He t dressed the wound, a bullet hole clear ( through the thigh; left medicine for the wounded man and returned to Bamberg to his sick wife. Thursday morning about 9 o'clock, * word was received that Pendarvis was dead. The sheriff and also the coroner were notified of above facts immediately. The verdict of the cor- ( oner's jury was that the killing was 1 accidental. ( t Cope Callings. j c Cope, Aug. 6.?On last Sunday af- t ternoon this section was visited by j wh^t the oldest inhabitants claim to have been the heaviest rain they had j ever seen, and as it continues raining f day and-Tnight, about half of the time, j the fodder and cotton crop outlook j begins to look somewhat gloomy. ] These conditions, together with the : effect of the war, make the business s mon qtiH tha fflrmpr. in narticular. scratch their heads and wonder as \ to the outcome of it all. z Those who own ginneries are get- ] fhg them in shape for the season. Mr. t J. I. Valentine is building a new out- j fit and will install four 70-saw gin6 t of the Murray system. He will use j an hydraulic press. ^|r. John H. Cope has added to his gin house and t put in two more gins; he has four ( 70-saw gins, Leiddell system, hvdrau- . lie press and a Skinner automatic engine. Other and smaller ginneries are run by Messrs J. D. Thomas, J. D. Cleckley, N. J. Thomas, J. B. Williams, S. B. Cope, F. E. Cope, J. N. Fogle and Mrs. J. B. Traywick. Misses Kathleen Lander, of*Pelzer, r Aileen Hammond, of Spartanburg, r and Edna Jennings, of Cope, are visit- r ing Mis6 Vera Thomas. I Mr. J. B. Croft, of Sycamore, after ( a visit of several days to his brother, ? J. D. Croft, returned home yesterday. ? Mrs. J. C. Gray and daughters are j up at North, S. C., for the week, ^ among relatives. j Last night about 11 o'clock Sam \ James cut Felder Busby in the right 5 side; he must have used a great deal $ of force with the stroke, as he cut one rib in two, and half-way into an- j other, the force breaking the second i rib in two. James is at large, but 1 is expected to be arrested this after- ? noon, as a warrant has been taken 1 out for him, and the rural policeman 1 notified. The above are. negroes. t St. John's News. 1 c Y711? _ 1 ? J A. A A 1 A A..? t niuniarui, AugusL iu.?uui quu- t day-school met yesterday afternoon. 1 It being the regular time for the elec- < tion of officers and teachers to serve 1 for the coming conventional year, i Mr. J. P. Hiers was re-elected to t serve as superintendent, and Mr. 1 Bradley Hiers was elected secretary and treasurer. On account of such 1 a small crowd we did not elect our ( teachers. On next Sunday afternoon 1 at four o'clock we will meet and < elect teachers to serve for the coming year. Mr. J. G. Herndon, who was 1 superintendent of our school before < moving to Ehrhardt. has kindly 1 promised to be with us on next Sunday. and help in encouraging a larger < attendance upon the Sunday-school. < The people of our community and the 1 public are cordially invited to meet 1 t IN THE PALMETTO STATE * F ?OME OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. o state News Boiled Down for Qnick ^ Reading?Paragraphs About n, Men and Happenings. d ai The dispensary sales in South Car- si jlina in July amounted to $290,918.- c< 11, according to the statement of the lispensary auditor, who estimates m ;hat the total sales for the year will tl each $4,000,000. C A large delegation of South Caro- pl inians left yesterday for Washington w o attend the meeting of the Southern Cotton Congress, which convenes to- t lay to take measures (or the protec- 1 ion of the cotton crop. a Earl Patterson, a thirteen-year-old ^ routh of Allendale, was overcome Dy jae Monday, while he was working m an acetylene gas generator. He lied from the effects about an hour a| jefore his body was found. s( Col. W. J. Talbert, of Parksville, tl ci las befen appointed by the governor' is a delegate from the second conjressional district to the Southern g: :otton congress, to convene in Washngton this week to discuss ways and ^ neans for caring for the cotton crop. Many cities and towns in South Carolina suspended business for a ,'ew minutes Tuesday during the bur- ] al of Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. The cj uneral train, bearing the president ind family 4nd the remains, passed .r hrnnch this State enroute to Rome. 3a., where the interment occurred. ^ FORTNKR ARRESTED. Vlleged He Produced a Commission as a Constable. C. D. Fortner, of Spartanburg, canlidate for railroad commissioner, ^ vas arrested Friday night by the C] :ity police on a charge of drunk and ir lisorderly conduct and carried to the j )olice station, where he left a bond j >f $5.75 for his appearance in court his morning. Mr. Fortner failed to ippear and his bond was forfeited. _ IE According to information contained . n the police records Mr. Fortner was w ound drunk and acting in a disorder- L y manner in the club room of Wiliam Poat, called H;he Arlington club, 0 L315 Main street. The arrest was * nade by Officer F. S. Strickland, as- ^ listed by Officer S. S. Shorter. ^ It is understood that Mr. Fortner ir vhen arrested produced a commission is constable signed by Governor 31ease and declared to the officers .hat as a constable' he could not be irrested. He was carried to the sta- V ion, however, notwithstanding this jrotest. Mr. Fortner has been for the past ;wo sessions a member of the house u >f representatives from Spartanburg. jT ?Columbia Record. A FIXLEY INTRODUCES BILL. g b 'resents Measure to Regulate Com- a pensation of R. F. 1>. Men. li Washington, Aug. 4.?Congress- p nan Finley introduced a bill today w egulating the pay of rural letter car- p iers. It is provided that (as stated ri n the bill) after July 1, 1914, rural o carriers shall receive as pay for a f< standard route of 24 miles or over, w six days in the week, $1,200 per anlura; 22 miles, $1,152; 20 miles, d 51,080; IS miles, $960; 16 miles, t< 5840; 14 miles, $720; 12 miles, $ 5672: ten miles. $624; eight miles, 5576; six miles, $52S; four miles, 5480. A carrier serving one tri-weekly oute shall be paid on the basis of n i route one-half the length of the -v oute served by him and a carrier T serving two tri-weekly routes shall 0 ie paid on the basis for a route one- n lalf of the combined length of the :wo routes. ^ vith us. We invite, not only the ;hildren of the community, but all L' jrown people, for surely we can all earn something by meeting together md studying the Bible, then it will >e training up the children in the ,vay that they should go, and when b hey are men and women they will lot depart therefrom. Miccoc Sup Carter and Edith a Hiers left on Saturday for a few C lays'.visit in Charleston with their a jrothers, .Messrs. Ira and Rahnard barter and Pierce Hiers. s< Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Kinard carried heir little daughter to Charleston li )n last Friday to have her examined ci >y a physician there. t< Our pastor, the Rev. E. A. McDow- si ill, and family are in the up-country ci in their summer vacation. They u will return about the first of Septem- H )er. w APPEAL STAYS EXECUTION our Negroes Will Not Co to CI Immediately. Columbia, Aug. 6.?The execui f Meeks and Thomas Griffin, J rosby and Nelson Brice, the f egro men sentenced to die on ! ay, August 7, in the electric cl I the State penitentiary, has b ayed by an appeal to the supr< jurt of South Carolina. The crime for which the convic nan u.'cra contend tn tho chfl \ r ie murder of Mr. John Q. Lewii onfederate veteran and weli-tc lanter of Chester county. The cr as committed April 23, 1913. ' >ur men were convicted and s inced by Judge Ramage on July 913. The supreme court refu new trial and the men were res snced by Ernest Moore on Julj 914. The State health department ?ain distributing ampules of typl jrum around the State. Owing ie fact that the European war it off the German source of sup j j ? it? ueiliauu upuil UIC r linaucijt andlers of the bacterin was reat to be immediately cared iccessfully. Now, however, the ibution is satisfactorily rearranj uring the month of July just pas le State health department dist ted more than 12,000 ampi bout South Carolina. This is a ded increase over the distribul >r July, 1913. In that month 6, ijections of the serum were mad ist half as many as during Jul} le present year. 131 LIVES LOST. he Amphion Strikes a Mine, Acc< ing to Admiralty Report. London, Aug. 6.? (10.50 P. M. n admiralty report says the Bri uiser Amphion was sunk this m< ig by striking a mine. Payma: . T. Gedge and 130 men were 1 he captain, sixteen officers and len were saved. A previous report said the Geri line layer Koenigin Luise had pi bly placed some mines before d?> J) UII ft U V LIIC UllLlOll IVipcuu I. ance. The Amphion was a light cruise ,440 tdns. She was attached to rird destroyer flotilla under C ecil H. Fox. commanding offi er regular complement was ten. She was commissioned in A 913. . BANKS CAN SUPPLY NEEDS rilliams Says They Are Able to > AH I Seasonable Requirements. Washington, Aug. 8.?J. S. 1 ams, comptroller of the currei I a statement tonight, declared nancial situation of the countr; ood and announced that nati< hnks now are in position to n II reasonable requirements. "I see no reason," said Mr. 1 ams, "why there should be any : ension of currency payments i here in this country, and if this artment hears of any national b sfusing to honor legitimate dema f its customers or correspond! :>r currency such delinquent b ill be promptly investigated." Mr. Williams said shipments of itional currency up to the clos< Jday's business has amounted 137,000,000. Bees Kill Horse. Florence, Aug. 8.?A horse bek ig to J. Boyd Stanley, a far ear the city, was stung to dc esterday in a lot on Darga'n str he horse in his restlessness kic ver two hives of bees and the iged insects swarmed over him terallv stung him to death bel e could be rescued. HIS LIFELESS BODY FOlM> rank Brown Drowned From Lau in Wappoo Cut. Charleston, Aug. 10.?The life ody of Frank Brown, who rowned in Wappoo Cut Friday, wnd floating near th^re yester nd brought to Adger's wharf, wl: oroner Mansfield viewed the b nd ordered it delivered to an unc iker. The inquest will be 1; )me time today. Brown worked on the launch Ci na, which was bringing a raft to ity. and while stepping from the ! ) the lauqch he is reported to h lipped and fallen., He was not ued, it being thought that he a p under the raft and was drowi lis body wa6 found at about the s here he went down. | DEATH OF MRS. WILSC iair | i WIFE OF PRESIDENT OF UNIT] STATES BRAVE TO THE END tion ____ ?hn President's Orief Heartrendi] our First Death in White House in Fri r Twenty-two Years. ecn jme Washington, Aug. 6.?.Mrs. Wo< row Wilson, wife of the President ;te(1 the United States, died at the wh was house at 5 o'clock this afternoi 3 a Death came after a brave struggle months against Bright's disease w ime complications. The The-president was completely i >en- nerved b>* the shock and his gr j 2 was heartrending. He bore ge(j under the strain, however, and < sen- vote<i himself to his daughters. r g The end came while Mrs. Wils was unconscious. Her illness tool turn for the worse shortly bef< 1 o'clock in the afternoon, and fr< ** then on she gradually grew weak |01 Kneeling at the bedside at the e wsre the president and their thi hoe daughters. Dr. Cary T. Grayson, ^ f*" S. N., and a nurse were in the roo ,hia and just outside a door were Sec *00 tary McAdoo and Francis B. Say or Mr. Wilson's sons-in-law, and 3 Tumulty, his secretary. 'e ' Both houses of congress adjourr ;sed when Mrs. Wilson's death was s , * nounced, and for a brief time 1 116S whppls nf thp eovernment virtua - ' " - "? " stopped. Beginning of End. The beginning of the end came 10 o'clock this morning, when 1 0 E. P. Davis, of Philadelphia, who h been called in for consultation, re ized the time for hope had pass He took the president into the i >rd- room and there, in a broken voi told him the truth. Mr. Wilso face blanched, but he bore the she j well. He was informed the end v tish a question of hours. )rn_ Mr. Wilson then took his daught ster *^r3- ^IcA(*oo, ^Irs- Sayre a t Miss Margaret Wilson, aside and t j them. Until then they had thouj there was a chance for her recove nan From that time on the presidi rob_ and his daughters remained consta she ^ at tlie be(^side- The preside t held his wife's head, and the th ? daughters grouped nearby. Until! r of became unconscious Mrs. Wilson f the quently nodded to one or the otl apt and smiled cheerfully, cer During the day Mrs. Wilson sp< 000' to Dr. Grayson about the preside prfl of wh06e health she thought mi than she did of her own. Supreme Devotion. . "Promise me," she whisper faintly, "that* if I go you will t< leet care of my husband?" It was same touch of devotion which she many times had repeated?her c kVil- stant anxiety having been that ncy, president might not worry about ] the ?r he disturbed in officials tasks. y is The president returned to the s )nal room, from the last conference w ieet the doctor, his three daughters le ing on his arm. Francis Bowes Sa kVil- and Secretary McAdoo, and Secret; sus- Tumulty stayed outside the dc my- Mrs. Wilson lapsed into unconscio de- ness, but rallied. By 1- o'clock i ank began to sink rapidly. She still co nds recognize those about her, and iool ?nts cheerfully toward |)iem and smil ank At 2 o'clock Mrs. Wilson still \ conscious, but her strength aim ad- had departed, and a few minutes la ? of she sank into the sleep of unc< to sciousness from which she ne awoke. For three hours the pr< dent and his three daughters ga; longingly into her eyes in the h< >ng- that she might speak again, but ! mer could not. The sun was casting ;ath long shadows from the Potomac eet. the south grounds,, Coring hed fountains, gardens and elm?, en- There was hushed stillness in i and upper apartments. All eyes wi rore turned toward the southwest cori of the house. Just at the hour of "? death car The president and his daughters wi , in tears. Secretary Tumulty wall nch . , slowly to the executive office, head bowed. Quietly he annourn to the correspondents that the e less had come. was was COLUUMBIA COUXCILMKX. day ?? iere Dr. M. M. Rice Elected to Fill Un 0(jv pired Term. ier-1 ~~ leld Columbia. Aug. 4.?In a seco i race. Dr. M. Ah Rice was today ele ed to fill an unexpired term as c lr0" councilman for Columbia. The to vote cast was 1,110 for Dr. Rice a ra't 9:"0 for P. H. Leeesne. Local int ave est in the election was intense, res- - tme Street urchins in a Pittsburg ps led. made couples who wanted to "spoo ;pot pay fifty cents for the use of t / benches. KOBKUT A. IHHUJinWA WhAW. Last Survivor of Secession Ordinance EU Signers. Walhalla, Aug. 7.?Robert A. n>?i Thompson, the last surviving signer of the South Carolina ordinance of i secession, died here today at 11 a. m., in his 83rd year. He died of the infirmities of old age. 3d- Col. Thompson was well past four of score years, and he was the last of it? his generation. He had a,>long and on. useful life, and he had a prominent of part in South Carolina history, itb In his boyhodd Col. Thompson learned the printer's trade, and he in- wroked for a while on a newspaper ief at old Pendleton. That was long beup fore the Civil war. Later he studied law, and in 1860 he was a practicing attorney at old Pickens. and his 'on standing was such that he was electc a ed a member of the Secession conare vention. He was the last surviving am member of the patriots who signed er. the ordinance that severed South Carnd olina from the Union. This was in *ee Charleston in December, 1860, nearly * U. 54 years ago. When the war broke >m, out he volunteered, of course, and re- he rose to the command of a regi re, ment. dr. After the war Oconee county was cut off from Pickens, and Walhalla ied was selected as the county seat. Col. Thompson located there and has lived ;he there ever since, editing the Keowee Hy Courier and practicing his profession, and enjoying the love and confidence of all the people. Col. Thompson at was a lawyer, and a good' one, but he Dr. spent as much time in trying to get iad people to compromise their differed ences as he ever spent in" the court ed. room. He was the friend and counted sellor, without fee or reward, of a ce, host of people. He was a lawyer who n's discouraged litigation. >ck Col. Thompson was not an asserts tive man; he did not push himself forward as many men have done; but ers he was a man of fine intellect and ind strong mind, and the people of his old section recognized these qualities and ?ht they always honored him when they ry. cuuld. No man ever stood higher in ent the esteem of his friends and neighnt bors. WARBURG AND DDE LA NO NAMED ret; 3he ~~"""" " " The Confirmation of These Two Com^ pletes Xew Banking Board. Washington, Aug. 7.?Nominations >ke paul W'arburg, of New York, :nt' and Frederic A. Delano, of Chicago, ore as members of the Federal reserve board, were confirmed tonight by the \ senate. ed* With the confirmation of Mr. Warl^e burg and Mr. Delano the new banking board is complete. Other members s0 are: W. P. G. Harding, of Birmingon" ham; Adolph C. Miller, of San FranCisco; Charles P. Hamlin, of Boston, her and Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo and Comptroller the Currency Williams as ex-officio members, bers. an" The confirmation of the New York yre and Chicago members came at the ar- close of a five-hour debate, most of l0r* the time having been consumed by us" Senator Bristow, of Kansas, who at5^e tacked Mr. Warburg. In the course uld of the debate Senator Bristow and ^ed Senator Stone, of Missouri, became ed* involved in a heated personal arguvas ment which for a time looked threat ening. ter Eleven Senators vote* against Mr. on" Warburg, only one of them, Lane, of ver Oregon, being a Democrat. Senator JS1" Bristow was the only Senator to vote 5ec* against Mr. Delano. )pe she GIRL KILLED AT PICXIC. its | to j Annual Political Meeting at Tirzah the J Marred by Accident. the | Yorkville. Aug. 77.?The annual ere I picnic at Tirzah. six miles east of ier Yorkville, was held today in connection with the county campaign, ue. A sad and deplorable feature of ere the occasion was the accidental death ;ed of Miss Bessie Hawkins, the eighteenhis year-old daughter of Rans Hawkins, ?ed j a prosperous farmer of this section, md I A pah- of spirited young mules, driven by a brother of .Miss Hawkins were attached to a phaeton, in which she, together with several younger brothers and sisters, were going to the picnic giounds. A motorcycle, ridden by John Cameron', a young white man. nd passed the team at a rapid rate. ct_ frightening it, causing it to shy. The ltv young lady either jumped or was taj thrown to the ground, falling on her _ lioorf onH fra^tnrine- lipr skllll. dvinST n(j o er_ shortly afterwards. An inquest was held and Cameron was held responsible for the victim's death, and was irk ordered by the coroner to be commitn" ted to jail, but has been released on :he $500 bond. None of the other occupants of the vehicle were injured. O "V ' v, -.