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One Dollar and a Half a Year. BAMBERG, S. C. THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1915. Established 1891.
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News Items Gathered All Around the
^ County and Elsewhere.
, " Ehrhardt Etchings.
Ehrhardt. April 12.?Farmers are
hard after another crop. Most of
them have about sold out their cotton
holdings and think more would
be wanted for this fall and are now
going hard at it to make more.
The farmers have bought some
commercial fertilizer, but nothing
like they did for 1914; but they are
going to try all the same; say they
will put less fartilizer and more work
and see if that will not do all right.
The Bamberg-Ehrhardt railroad
does quite a business, they haul quite
a number of passengers each day on
their side door pullman car. Any
way the whistle blows just the same.
All one has to do is to sit still and
hold down his portion of the cross tie.
and in 2S or 30 minutes you will be
to one place or the other. Far ahead
of the two or three hours" drive with
an old mule in the hot sun. ain't it? |
Spring time is here and nature hasj
come out of winter quarters, and;
makes one feel like taking on new j
life and eneigy. The birds are busyj
chirping and singing and soon .Mr. j
'Toad'Frog will be heard from, as he
crawls out from under his board or!
chunk; his plaintive notes can be L
heardT as he hops hilariously from!
bough to bough to answer '"Old!
Timer's" mocking bird. They both J
, will make the times livelier and give !
& the late sleeper something to wakej
) him from his morning slumbers and'
unite with them in their spring feelings.
The Hacker company lost three of
their shanties by fire Friday afternoon:
not much loss to them, how-j
Mr. George Folk has bought a sec-1
ond hand Ford car to carry the mail I
. on his route. No doubt but that it!
will take his spare time and money !
to keep in going. !
^ Mr. Bert Dannelly will have to i
spur up or he will loose his reputa-;
tion for bravery, as a lady in town;
has surpassed his act of bravery by j
killing a larger snake than he did. j
with a stick, while he used a double;
* barrel shot gun.
Some of our lovers.of the sport of
fishing tried their hand last week.
Tljey claim they caught a few, enough
to eat. but not too many; say the east
wind cut their catch short.
L Mr. Kearse. a great lover of dogs, j
brags of his dog; says he went to aj
OolL-/iV>ot^Viio onH llis ring" i
i?tl\e 111 iJIfe oainsuuwvu.^. ? .
came to a point, and upon examina-J
tion his dog was pointing a large
mud fish in the water, and even tried
to catch it when it swam off. He has
t the cake. Can you beat it? JEE.
Elirhardt Stores to Close.
We, the undersigned merchants of
Ehrhardt, do hereby agree to close
our stores from April 19th to August
let, at 6 o'clock in the afternoon.- except
on Saturdays. v~
S. W. Copeland,
J. M. Kirkland & Co.,
"J. M. McKenzie,
O. E. Kearse,
Ehrhardt Hardware Co.,
C. Ehrhardt & Son. ?adv.
Denmark, April 10.?Otis Johnson,
of Luray, spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. W. M. Graham.
Miss Ruth Guess, accompanied by
Miss Nose, of Florida, was at home
from Converse college several days
last week.
Frank Henderson, of Laurens, was''
among the visitors here last Sunday. ;
Mrs. Marion, of Hendersonville. is ;
the guest of Mrs. R. A. Goolsby.
J. S. Walker, with a party of
friends, spent the past week at Ivan- ,
hoe Lodge, on a fishing trip. ;
Miss Lula Bess Wroton, of Colum- i
bia college, was a visitor here for 1
several days last week. '
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Guess are visit- 1
ing relatives in Hendersonville.
Miss Martha Ray, of Bamberg, was
here for a short while the past week. :
Cope Cullings. i
~ I
Cope. April 9.?Notice having been i
previously advertised, a few farmers \
met at this place on last evening and 1
formed an organization with a view <
to bettering themselves and the community.
Those elected were: W. H. i
Zeigler, president: J. I. Valentine,
vice president, and J. Herbert Hay- ]
den, secretary and treasurer. <
VMr. Hayden is the prime mover in i
this undertaking, and is very much <
Former Dictator I teaches New York.
Plans Xo .Mischief.
New York. April 12.?(Jen. Yictoriano
Huerta, provisional president of
.Mexico, who for nearly a year has
been an exile in Spain, arrived here
today on the Spanish ship Lopez from
Cadiz. (Jen. Huerta was passed by
immigration officials as a transient
alien, after he had sworn he would
do nothing that would in any way
involve the.neutrality of the United
The former dictator said that he
had come to the United States partly
for pleasure and partly to attend to
ndrennal hnsinpRS. Hp. SWOre that lie
had no intention of going to Mexico
or to Cuba. The length of his stay,
he said, was indefinite, but he would
return to Spain, possibly sailing early
in May.
Gen. Huerta posed for newspaper
photographers, but declined to say
anything as to his mission, agreeing
to meet newspaper men at his hotel.
Following this appointment he said:
"I understand that my presence in
this country creates in you the desire
to know my views about the affairs
of Mexico, and I promise to satisfy
your wishes to the best of my ability.
. . . 1 beg you gentlemen to remember
that no interview with me should
be considered as authentic unless it
carries my personal signature."
Gen. Huerta was accompanied by
Gen. Jose C. Delgardo. his private
secretary, and by Abraham Ratner, a
personal friend of the general, who
declared himself as an American citizen,
giving his residence as New
Passengers on the ship said that
Gen. Huerta mingled little with his
fellow passengers.
Timothy McNity was boss of a section
of a Southern Railway which included
several tunnels. Timothy had
as his guest Barney Mahonev, a new
arrival from Ireland, and together
they were making an inspection of
the road one morning. As they neared
one of the tunnels they were greeted
with the piercing whistle of the
limited, and stepped aside until it
had passed. Barney stood in openmouthed
wonder as the fast train
neared, passed and entered the tunnel
at the rate of 50 miles an hour.
"Ain't that foine?" said Timothy,
as the last car finally disappeared.
"Talk about yer wonderful inventions!
Where'll yer find anything
ter bate that?"
Barney was awestruck, and it was
some moments before he could adequately
express his thoughts.
"Yes Timothy, 'tis foine." said he
o r U-hot
nnany, uui i was jusi. uuunm ?......
a turrible thing 'twould be if it
should miss the' hole!"?Harper's
Suspicion Well Grounded.
Barman?Strikes me there's one
o' these bloomin' German spies
in the smokeroom, sir. 'E's bragging
about bein' a Scotchman, and the
whiskey 1 took 'im a quarter of an
hour ago 'e ain't even touched yet! ?
The Greater Vanity.
I sometimes wonder, Mr. Highbrow,
if there is anything vainer than
you authors about the things you
.Highbrow?There is. madam; our
efforts to sell them.?London Opinion.
Would Agree With Sherman.
Yeast?I see someone proposes a
war on mothers-in-law.
Crimsonbeak?That fellow will no
:loubt come to the conclusion that
Sherman was right.?Yonkers'
Swell ,line sample boxed paper at
less than wholesale cost at The Herald
Book Store. Come in and see it.
interested in seeing the farmers better
themselves, and gave a very interesting
talk on that line. A committee
was appointed to draw up the
by-laws until the next meeting.
Quite a crowd went from here, on
yesterday afternoon by train to attend
the field day exercises on last
aight and today, and it was very
gratifying to learn by phone today
that .Margaret Cleckley and Rita Barton,
both of the Cope school, had
been the successful winners in the
spelling contests for their grades.
Looks as if spring lias about come
to stay.
.Much corn and cotton is being
planted by farmers of this section.
Clardens are very backward, owing
to the continued cold up to the pres?nt
i *
State News Boiled Down for Quick
Reading?Paragraphs About
Men and Happenings.
The town of Woodruff, in Spartanburg
county, is putting in watei
works and a sewer system. Deef
wells and a To,000 gallon tank will
be used.
Two ginneries, the fertilizer plani
and two warehouses of the Clintor
oil mill were completely destroyed b>
fire Saturday afternoon. The cause
of the fire is not known.
W. S. Chadwick, who was sentenced
to 1 "> years for killing Deput\
Sheriff Lindsay, of Greenville, has
iabandoned his appeal and has gone
I to work with the county chaingang.
.Maj. J. L. Coker has made anothei
| large gift to Coker college, HartsI
ville. This time it is $100,000 foi
j building. $10,000 for equipment ani
j $10.00() for laboratories?total $120,;j
The Greenville censorship commitj
tee, composed of 13 women, have
! condemned some vaudeville shows ir
J that city, because they were "onlj
j suitable for a depraved appetite,'
and the city council endorsed the ac!
tion of the women, only one member
Burglars entered two stores in El
I loree. Orangeburg county, \\ eanes'
! day night and stole goods worth sev
j eral hundred dollars. Guard Rob
i bins of the penitentiary went dowr
! next day with the bloodhounds anc
they trailed John Hopkins many miles
I to his home, where some of the stoler
goods were found.
Thirty-eight Wofford college stu
dents were before Mayor Floyd, ol
j Spartanburg, on Thursday for creat
ing a disturbance in a moving picture
show while celebrating a victory ol
their baseball team and were con
victed. The mayor sentenced/their
to save up their money and buy tick
j ets to the music festival.
Gov. .Manning. Warehouse Com
missioner McLauPtn and Gen. M. L
I Bonham have accepted invitations t(
jspeak before the State Press associa
j tion at Chick Springs at their annua
j meeting in June. \V*. P. G. Harding
1 of the federal reserve board, has ac
cepted conditionally. The meeting
will he held June 2S-30.
Some Cow!
.Murne Cowan needs no minimun
wage law. She is a skilled worker
J able to earn her living, and always
j on the job. For the year ending
1 with February, she made $3.04 i
day, every t day in the week anc
every week in the year, without ever
stopping for a summer vacation.
Indeed, as they say in Barberton
O., where she lives, grazes and chew*
her cud, "Murne is some cow!" Th<
full extent of her bovinity may b(
1 realized from the statement that ir
I these 12 months she produced 24,
00S pounds of milk and 1,098 pounds
of butter fat. Or, in less scientific
dairyman language, Murne gave 1,
790 gallons of milk, containing
enough fat to make 1,374 pounds oi
the finest butter. That quantity oi
milk, be it known, is 18 times th(
weight of Murne herself, and th<
butter alone weighed considerablj
problematical. As a rule the novices
do not last long.
more than the gentle producer. Hei
largest milk yield in 24 hours was
82.3 pounds, a little more than tec
gallons. In seven energetic days
she produces 565.8 pounds of milk
containing 24.44 pounds of buttei
From these precise data it might
J be surmised that Murne is not merely
an unusual cow, but that she receives
unusual attention. If she lived
on precarious pickings and slept
in a cold and dirty stall and was
kicked around like a houn' dawg by
an unsympathetic hired hand, she
wouldn't have a world's record for
bovine efficiency. Her stall is scrupulously
ciean. with a cement floor
and steampipes underneath it, and in
summer she is cooled by an electric
fan and protected from insect pests
by festoons of sticky flypaper. She
is fed regularly and daintily, and
milked four times a day.
Ait thw ex-tiense for diet and per
sonal service eats up half her gross
earnings, but she's still so profitable
that her owner. O. C. Barber, the
"match king," values her at $10,000.
He bought her for a little over $100.
The difference seems to indicate what
scientific dairying will do in bringing
out all that is best in a cow.?
Augusta Chronicle.
> i:oHiJi.\s srcrr.Miis/
Penitentiary (iuanl Sliot by Fugitive
[ Xeg'.o Dies in Colmnbia Hospital.
Columbia, April 10.?J. C. Robbins.
penitentiary guard, \vlu> was
: shot down while chasing a negro
fugitive, Joel Green, near Pinewood.
in Clarendon county, yesterday afternoon.
died this evening. His remains
will probably be taken to his former
home in Anderson for burial. His
brother is en route to Columbia to1
night, and until his arrival definite
' arrangement for the funeral cannot
be completed. He is survived by a
[ brother and two sisters, all of whom
1 live in Anderson.
The negro who shot Mr. Robbins
was killed this morning by a sheriff's
posse in a swamp near Pinewood
- while resisting arrest.
Mr. Robbing was about 3S years of
5 age and unmarried. 'He had been
i connected with the penitentiary for
seven years. Since the installation of
the electric chair he had been the
. electrocutioner.
Xegro Killed by Posse.
[ A sheriff's posse this morning sur.
rounded Joel Green, said to have
i been a half-witted negro, in a swamp
J three miles trom Pinewood, in Clarendon
county, and shot him to death.
,! while resisting arrest. The negro
,! hid himself in a mass of dense under.
brush and swamp growth and fired
J into the posse of the sheriff of Clar|
endon county, which had drawn a
strong cordon around the swamp.
He fired over seven times at the pursuers,
but the fire of'the posse soon
struck the fatal spot and the negro
I died, resisting arrest to tne iasi. a
" J heavy steel breastplate was found on
'i his body, evidencing his prepardness
|j for desperate deeds.
5 .Mr. J. C. Robbins, the penitentiary
lj guard, and his two bloodhounds were
| taken to Pinewood yesterday morn"jing
at the request of Magistrate A.
H P. Cooner to trail a negro suspected
" of robbing three stores at that place.
? The dogs struck the trail without
^ any delay and soon came within hail"
ing distance of the fleeing negro, who
I was recognized as Joel Green. The
" negro turned and fired at Mr. Robbins.
who was following the dogs on
- horseback, the shot taking effect in
.! his right hip. The wound was forfnd
)| to be a serious one and Mr. Robbins
-j was placed on the first train coming
II towards Columbia. When the train
, I passed Sumter Governor- Manning
- j joined the wounded man and rode
; with him in the baggage car all the
way to Columbia. Mr. Robbins was
taken to a hospital and his wounds
The bloodhounds continued in full
1 noorrn oftar bo cbnt
> UC111UU I.UC V M*W> -
.Mr. Robbins from his horse. The
3; other members of the posse followed
? the dogs. They got so close in bel|
hind the fleeing negro that he was
1 forced to take to a tree and from a
1 position in the limbs of the tree he
shot the dogs to death. He then
> made his escape.
3 Early this morning the sheriff of
3 Colleton county collected a posse and
i resumed the hunt for Joel Green.
I .More bloodhounds were secured and
the negro was trailed to a swamp.
3 There he resisted and was shot to
death by the posse.
Mr. J. C. Robbins, the penitentiary
? guard, had chased more criminals
L and suspects than any other man in
f the State, it is said, and his blood*
hounds were in constant demand
5 from every section to try and run
7 down persons thought to have been
3 guilty of crimes.
He led the hunt for the desperado,
Henry Austin, the negro who terror5
izezd Barnwell and Hampton counties
II and who killed several men himself
' before being mortally wounded in
' Georgia and who died while being
"l brought back to Hampton. Mr. Rob
bins had one of his best dogs snot
- while chasing a fugitive in the
swamps of the Congaree river, in the
eastern section of Richland county,
> A Ix>ffioal Objection.
! F. (. Fletcher, at a dinner of ad'
vertising men at the Ritz Carlton in
New York, said:
"There is only one logical objection
to advertising, and that is the
' one offered by Joe Doolittle of the
> Cinnaminson Scimitar.
" 'Joe, why don't you advertise?'
said the editor of the Cinnaminson
" 'Because I'm agin' advertising
> Joe answered firmly.
> " 'But why, Joe, are you against
it?' said the editor.
" 'It don't leave a man no time,'
said Joe. 'I advertised wunst in '90,
and the consequence wuz, I didn't
I have time to go fishin' by crinus, till
ater McKinley's second election .. in
KxeruUve Was Anxious to (iet lies
Possible .Alan for Head of
Columbia, April 13.?"Severa
days ago," said Governor Mannin
tonight, "I announced the appoint
nient of Dr. George F. Sargent, o
.Maryland, as superintendent of th
State Hospital for the Insane. Thi
action was taken after a careful con
sideration and thorough search ii
this and other States. I was deter
mined to get the best equipped mai
for the position, one whose exper
ience. training and study fitted hin
for this special work. N
"Since the appointment was an
nounced the constitutional objectioi
has been raised that probably only ;
qualified elector of this State was eli
gible, and I am frank to say that th
objection seems potent. In askini
Dr. Sargent to undertake the super
intendency I had in mind only th
welfare of the patients of the institu
tion. I overlooked this constitution
a! question, but I stand for the con
stitution and the laws of our State
both of which are my guide in th
conduct of the office I hold, I wis
to say to the people of the State tha
I have revoked the appointment o
Dr. .'Sargent as superintendent, be
cause I respect the constitution, am
will not even appear to evade it."
Valley Floor of Searles Lake, Calj
fornia to Make the Yield.
' \
With the importations of potas
front Germany practically shut off b
the war, a promising and valuabl
source of commercial potash has bee
discovered in the United States, whic
government experts estimate contain
4,000,000 tons of water-soluble pol
ash deposits.
This is the salt-incrusted valle
floor commonly known as Searle
lake, in southeastern Californit
says the Washington Star. It ha
latelv come into prominence throug
the wide-spread interest in th
search for an available source of pol
ash in this country and the apparent
ly promising prospects this localit
affords is of a considerable con:
mercial production in the near futun
Previous Estimates Confirmed.
The estimate made three year
ago that this deposit contains 4,000
000 tons of water-soluble potas
salts seems to have been amply cor
firmed by subsequent development:
That this amount of potash salts wi
actually be produced and placed o
the market can not yet be consider
ed assured, but so far as can b
judged from evidence available i
seems that this deposit is the mos
promising immediate source of con:
mercial potash in the United State;
Hoyt S. Gale has summarized th
main features of the lake histon
and the deposit of salts through th
drying up of the lake waters, unde
direction of the United States gee
logical survey. His report is a pre
liminarv review based on trips mad
through this and other parts of th
Great Basin in pursuit of the genera
plan of investigations looking tc
ward the discovery of future potas
Waters that formerly filled Owen
valley until tney overnowea, nooam
successfully lower and lower basirn
formed for a time a chain of larg
lakes in what is now the desert re
gicn of southeastern California. Thes
flood waters passed from Owens val
ley. the principal source of the wate
supply, through Indian Wells, Searle
and Panamint valleys, in each o
which there was an extensive lake
Finally the waters are believed t<
have overflowed also into Death val
Meeting the Opposition.
A member of the Democrat!
national committee tells of an "old
timer" who, during the last cam
paign, took the stump in Iowa. I
does not appear whether he gather
ed many converts to the party creet
or not, but he certainly added to thi
Vinrvinr rvf ttio situation.
I llurnv. v.
On one occasion, when a vas
crowd had gathered to hear him hol<
forth, he addressed them this wise
"Fello.w citizens, our opponent:
are resorting to every form of^is
honesty, deception and underhande<
trickery to corrupt the voters. But
fellow citizens, we warn them"?an<
here his voice shook the rafters?
"we wa^n them, fellow-xitizens, tha
ttfat is a game that two can play at!'
?New York Times.
V .. 'fti '
R. S. I tow num. of Charleston, First
to Receive Full I'arc Ion.
) e %
Columbia. April 12.?For the first
time since he has been chief execut
tive Governor .Manning this morning
issued clemency in four cases, granting
one full pardon, one parole and
two commutations of cases. All of
the cases were passed on favorably
1 by the board of pardons at their
' meeting on Saturday. The full par
don was given to R.. S. Bowman, of
f Charleston, who has served his sene
tence and whose letter from New ? .
s York city to the governor asking for
- his restoration to citizenship was n
a published a few weeks ago.
The following were the recoifimena
dations of the pardon board onMhese
cases: - * \ ,
a "State vs R. S. Bowman, Charles?
? " ' . V-t
| ion county, arson. r auis ?nuw mat -;
this party was convicted of arson and ?/
n has served his full sentence. He was
a only 14 years of age when the crime
- was committed, and. he asks that his
e citizenship be restored. We recom%
mend that this-request he granted." '. v
Fuil pardon granted by the governor. |
e " State vs Willie Green. This is a ' ^ - '
-| case of a boy who forged an order for
- : 40 cents.on a store. He was sentenc- .'i
-{ ed the minimum under the law of one
! year, and has already served seven
el months. We recommend that he be '
Ii i pardoned without delay." This is a
t little boy, only 14 years of age, in
f! Marlboro county and the man on
'-| whom he forged the order for 4-0
d , cents was one of the petitioners askI
in. fnr hie nardnn The eovernor v
. .. . . ?
, commuted the sentence to eight
months, which will release the boy
in a few days.
"State vs Sarah Rice, Union county,
vagrancy. Sentence four months
h in county jail. We recommend that
v this girl be paroled upon condition
that she be sent to a rescue home in ^
? Greenville or elsewhere to remain
tl w?r
^ there for a period of ninety days."
s The governor issued a parole in this ;
. case on the eonditidhs named. j. ^
"State vs Sarah Moore, Richland
county, arson. The solicitor and */. -;* ;*!
* judge both recommend that this sen'
tence be commuted from ten to two
g years, in which Recommendation the
h j board joins." The governorcommut- . ,_'K
i ed the sentence to two years. ,
e ^-,K-gj
The Ancients' Medical Skill. * . N-|
y! Latin-America offers an exception- \
t- ally good field for drugs and more
i. especially proprietary medicines.
! writes W. E. Aughinbaugh. Owing
. -j
?! to thp fact that doctors are compara
1 tively few throughout these coun- ' fX
h | tries, and are only to be found in the ' " ^
i- cities and larger towns, and the fur5.
j thee fact that they charge well for - ,
II; their services, the natives have been
n in a great measure thrown^on their
- own resources and have developed a
e knowledge of the uses and therapeu- , /
it tic action of the common drugs and
?t medicines. Through the aborigines
i- and primitive Indians they also learn5.
ed much about the medicinal plants,
e shrubs and trees indigenous to the ? f
r,- soil. * .?
e Both cocaine and quinine were
r j first discovered and used by the pre>
historic inhabitants o^ Peru, Ecuador
>- and Bolivia. A cup made from the
e wood of the tree yielding quinine was
e filled with water and allowed, to
il stand overnight. In the morning the
?- liquid had become saturated with
h medicinal properties possessed by . y
the wood, and its bitter contents >'
s were drunk. The quassia cups sold /
g in drug stores in this country during
i, the past century were the early
e [ method used to administer quinine. > ,
!- The leaf from the living cocaine is
e chewed today by the Indians living
I- in the mountainous districts of Per
ru. Ecuador and Bolivia. It acts as
sja heart stimulant in those high alf
titudes and deadens the pangs of
t. j hunger so frequently felt by the half
o j starved natives.
The Chumus. who lived in Peru,
according to some authorities, 25,000
years before Christ, and whose
dominions extended into Bolivia,
Ecuador and parts of Brazil and Co0
lombia, had a pharmacopoeia of their
own. Most of the articles used by
them as medicines aeons ago are
* used by-the physicians of today.
Their surgeons were highly skilled,
too. There have been skulls dug up
e in their old cemeteries that showed
that their owners during life had
1 been injured many times fn battle
_ by blunt instruments presumably '
' clubs, and that their lives had been
s saved by trepining. I recall one
" skull with four silver plates, several
with three, very many with two. and
' hundreds with one.?Leslie's Week1
t If a mule and a horse are hitched
' to the same wagon the mule looks as
meek as any married man.
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