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i ' j Hiht Hamburg feralb > One Dollar and a Half a Year. BAMBERG, S. C. THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1915. Established 1891. COUNTRY NEWS LETTERS < SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. ] I News Items Gathered All Around the , t County and Elsewhere. ] Ehrhardt Etchings. Ehrhardt, April 19.?Sunday was 1 a joy day with everyone. The young 1 folks made use of the day with their 1 at* eric* oc if rmcht hp *? Viol icuvno Vi WW IV Well, we can't say anything about it, ' for we all have recollections of similar days in our life. Baseball seems to be what the young men think about. The Ehr- ' hardt team has been beaten at every ' game they have played this season, ! but they say they are still in good hope. Practice is what the Ehrhardt 1 team stands in need of. On Tuesday * afternoon the team at Yankville will 1 try the Ehrhardt team and give them ! some good practice. There is to be business at Yank- J ville, S. C., soon. Mr. O. L. Copeland will soon commence to rebuild his saw mill, and Mr. Kfyury Ehrhardt and son. Ramond. Njnk of) putting up a saw mill at Yankville.; ^ Xn douht but that a cotton' gin and grist mill will be added to their equipment by fall. Mrs. Maggie Barber spent a week ! ' with relatives at Williams. S. C. She,' returned to spend some time with Mr.! J. B. Ramsey and family at Ehrhardt: before returning to her home in Co-j lumbia. The farmers are busy planting cotton; heard one say he would like a , warm rain so his cotton would come ( , up to give him work; says he is up , with his farm work. The Methodists have been having! j a continued meeting. Rev. Mr.; Pealer, from Fairfax, has been as-1 ( sisting Rev. Mr. Guess in the work, j, Memorial day is the next enjoy- . ment. The game warden is out in the low f cnnntrv looking for traps and Ash! 1 setting. Some good has been done j around here in the way of stopping! the dynamiting of our streams. The j , practice should be discontinued or: . our streams will be useless so far as1 fish are concerned. Mr. W. O. Thompson, of Lodge, was buried Saturday at Stokes, S. C. JEE. ] Fairfax Plays Ball. Fairfax, \pril 17.?Out of nine 1 games played this season Fairfax (4 won seven and lost the other two by; ' small scores. Three games were ' won from Estill, two from Brunson. ' ope from Ehrhardt and one from ' Sycamore. The two games lost went ! to Barnwell. Barnwell and Fairfax ' play on April 27. On Thursday Fairfax supported three teams at neigh- 1 boring towns, winning two out of ' three games played that day. ?? ( Expenses Exceed Revenues. 1 Panama, April 15.?Since the J; opening of the Panama canal the ex- i penditures have been in excess of < the revenues approximately 10 per ] cent., due to the cost of maintenance I ' and operation of the waterway. In! ] -the period from July 1 to March 11 the canal authorities have spent $2,595,000 and the canal has earned $2,- j 334,000. j Freak Legislation. Speaking of freak legislation. California and Texas seem to be running > a neck and neck race. California has a bill providing for a compensation of $2 a day for ail persons arrested, ] but not convicted, while Texas has j; amended the law prohibiting playing ;: cards on railway trains by providing1: that one who indulges in a game in his own home two nights in succes- ( sion must pay a fine of $50. In other j; words a chap and his wife may play cards Mondays. Wednesdays and Saturdays, but if they break over and indulge Mondays and Tuesdays it is the police court for both. However, i this bill is no less absurd than the measure providing compensation ior persons arrested but not convicted. Of ?.11 the schemes designed to lower : the treasury surplus this is entitled to the banner. If enacted into law the delays now regarded as a nuisance would lose their terror. Jobless men could be provided for by the simple expedient of having them arrested on some charge, valid or otherwise, ' and the lawyers would do the rest. Demurrers, motions to strike out, to quash the information, to postpone, for change of venue would prove highly profitable. We do not know who introduced the measures, but that makes little differences. His head needs repairs.?Oakland Tri- i bune. \ ' FIRST VICK PRESIDENT DEAD. iX>I. A. II. Andrews Passes Away in Raleigh After Brief Illness. Raleigh, X. C., April 1 7.?Col. A. B. Andrews, first Vice President of :he Southern railway, died here toaight after a brief illness. He was 74 years old. Col. Andrews was stricken last aight with an acute attack of pneuaionia and today his condition was regarded as serious. The funeral will 5e held in Raleigh, probably Monday afternoon. L'OI. Andrews was uum iu riaiin:in county, North Carolina. July 23, 1S 41. He entered the Confederate irmy as second lieutenant, 1st North Carolina cavalry; was wounded twice ind was a captain at the close of the tvar. After the war he engaged in railroad work. He held official positions with a number of railroads n this State and Georgia, in 1892 joing to the Richmond and Danville ailroad as third vice president. Lat?r he became second vice president Deing finally made general agent of :he receivers. He was elected first rice president of the Southern railway in 1895. He also was president )f a number of smaller roads owned ay the Southern. His greatest constructive work was the building of :he Western North Carolina railroad; ibout 1878. GEORGIA NEGRO LYNCHED. Was Charged with Stealing Meat j From Smoke House. Valdosta, Ga., April 17.?News reached here today that Caesar Sheffield, a negro prisoner, was taken from the jail at Lake Park late last light and shot to death by unknown parties. No arrests have been made. Sheffield was arrested yesterday, charged with stealing meat from the ?moke house of Elder A. B. Herring ind put in jail to await trial. During the night the prison was forced open. Mose Oppenheim, who lives near by, went to investigate, but was driven back by pistol shots. Sheffield's bod^- was found this morning in a field some distance i way. Possible Menace of Japan. Japan looms up ever more ominously over our far western horizon. ti'iiot nio^coc of mutual > U IJiailCl n HOW pivujjv?j W4 ?.%. v?v.. ;ood will may be given?and that that they have been given in utmost sincerity by this country, no one can Joubt?occasions of embarrassment continue to arise. The latest, and ene of the gravest causes of difference between this country and Japan, springs from the Japanese .demands en China. The present war has been most unfortunate for the United States, and especially unfortunate because of the immense increase in Japan's selfesteem following the reduction of the German colony in China. This victory has been used as an opening for in aggressive campaign threatening rho vprv inteeritv of China. Our considerable trade interests and prospects in China hang in the balance, [f we make no protest, we shall forfeit both our business connections with the Far East and our influence. If we do protest, we add one more item to the count of grievances Japan holds against us. . MILITIA PROPERTY OFFICER. . Sergent Robert A. Howard, U. S. A., Retired, Appointed. Columbia. April 18.?The appointment of Sergt. Robert A. Howard, U. 5. A., retired, of Fort Sauchuca, Arizona, as property officer of the militia of this State, was announced this afternoon late by the adjutant general's office. He will report for duty May 1. He will receive a salary of $1,500 per year. Theory Quite Plausible. "What a polished talker Jobson is." "Isn't he? I suppose that's the reason he slips up on so many of his arguments."?Boston Transcript. In Trouble. "Yes." said the Fairy Prince, "you may have whatever you want for a Christmas present. "I wil choose," said the Fortunate Person, "either a wife or an automobile." "How foolish!" exclaimed the Fairy Prince. "Why do you not select something that you can manage?"?Ex. Max Figman Monday in 'The Man on the Box," special photo play in 5 reels. Thielen Theatre.?adv. IN THE PALMETTO STATE SOME OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS KINDS IN SOUlfl CAROLINA. State News Boiled Down for Quirk Reading?Paragraphs About Men and Happenings. Chester county has a wheat acreage this year of 2,400' against last year's 365. Nine cases of smallpox are reported from the Cornwell section of Chester county. G. W. Bird, a negro flagman, was struck by a freight train in the yard of the C.f C. & O. railroad in Spartanburg Thursday and instantly killed. Yeggmen broke open the postoffice in Scranton, Williamsburg county, Thursday night and stole $700 worth of stamps and $25 or $30 in money. -T. R. Werts. of Ninety-Six, has shipped two Duroc Jersey hogs to a man in Central America. And last week he sold one to an Abbeville man for $05. Percy Thompkins. a boy of 12, who some time ago had both arms cut off by a train near Abbeville, has been sent to .Montreal, which he claim^] is his home. The police of Florence arrested a man on Thursday with 1006 pennies, $16,50 in nickles and dimes, 700 cigarette coupons and a .32 pistol and a lot of cartridges. It is supposed he stole the articles. All the dispensaries in Barnwell j county, except those a't Barnwell and jWilliston, were opened Friday. The other two will open as soon as the State auditor finishes checking them | up. All the old dispensers for those opened were reelected. A dead man wearing very nice clothes and diamonds was found floating in Sampit river, Georgetown, a! few days ago, and nobody knows who he is. It is thought he was; drowned from a vessel that touched j at the Georgetown wharf. Robert Eliison, of the Hastoc school, Spartanburg county, won first honor in the Piedmont Oratorical association contest of high schools in Clinton Friday night. Louis Perry, of Easlev. won second and John Sherwood, of Greenville, third. Where the Similarity Came In. As a back-handed slap at a well-j known member of congress who is too fond of looking upon the wine when it is anilined, Mr. Depew tells this anecdote, says the New York American. "The member of congress was being shaved by an aged colored barber I in Washington. The shop was a fa-1 vorite one wun me prominem meu of the capital, and the old negro who presided over it often boasted that he had shaved every great statesman since the Madison administration, which may or may not have been true. The member of congress referred to was being shaved by the veteran one day when he said to the latter: " 'Uncle you must have shaved many famous men?' " 'Oh, yes, sah; I has indeed.' " 'And a great many of those famous personages must have sat in this very chair where I am sitting, eh?' " 'Dat's right sah. An' I'se jes' been a noticin' a mighty cur'us similarity between yo' and Dan'el Webster. sah." " 'You don't say,' exclaimed the highly delighted law-maker. 'Is it my face?' " 'Oh, no. salt. 'Taint dat.' " 'Is it my manner?' " 'No. boss, 'tain't yore manner, nudder; it's yore breff.' " FIRE .AT ALLENDALE. Flames Destroy Residence of Dr. H. R. Tison. Allendale, April 18.?Dr. H. R. Tison lost his residence by fire yesterday about 1 o'clock. It is supposed that the fire originated from a defective flue. When discovered by the family it had gained such headway that the volunteer fire fighters were powerless to do more than save the furniture and household effects. The loss is estimated at aboul S2,000 which was nartly covered by in surance. A tenant house of W. B. Oswald on the adjoining lot caught from the burning building and was also destroyed. His loss was about $500. with no insurance. Nice line of Bibles now at the Herald Book Store. terms include an anti-strike agree ment covering a period of thre years. Union leaders declared to night the strike would not end unti the demands of the men for a wag increase had been granted. It was estimated'' that 125,00' wage earners in Chicago were mad jobless, for the lockout and strik tied up operations on $30,000,00' worth of work. The labor situation in Chicago ha been growing more tense each da since .March 1, when the lathers wen on strike. Three building trade unions that are confronted with th alternative of accepting tne employ ers' association's terms or being lock ed out are: Bridge and Structual'Iro: Workers, Cement Finishers and Mai ble Setters. Employing painters, who had vol ed not to hire any of the 11.000 unio painters in the Painters' Distric Council began employing non-unio: painters today. Reports of violenc which reached the employers' head quarters resulted in precautions be ing taken to protect th non-union ists from attacks. Eight or nine hundred members o the Sheet Metal Workers' union ar expected to be locked out tomorrow bv the sheet metal contractors, wh were ordered to enforce a lockout b the Building Construction Employers association. CARPETING GREAT RIVER. "Father of Waters" to Have Xovc Covering for Bottom. The Mississippi river, most capri cious and pampered of streams, o which Uncle Sam has spent million of dollars in jetties and levees t keep her in her proper place, is no^ having a carpet made for her at a expense of many hundreds of thous ands of dollars. Rather, she is ha\ ing a number of carpets made, not c cotton or linen or wool, but of tree and branches. Some of the carpet are a mile in length and 200 feet i width. They will be used to carpet the be of the river near Memphis, Tenn., i order to prevent the stream fror changing its course and leaving th city high and dry. The Mississippi ha an unfortunate and expensive hat it of cutting new channels at will, an deserting towns upon its banks tha have grown up into thriving centre on account of their position on th stream. There are scores of town that have been Jeft some times 6ev eral miles back from the new rive bed. Of course this results in th decay of the deserted town. In the case of Memphis, the const quences of the river cutting a ne1 channel several miles west of it rresont bed, and leaving the city c more than a hundred thousand popr lation stranded, has induced the Gov ernment to come to the rescue of th threatened town. Immense carpet of willow branches, firmly fastene together, have been laid over the be of the stream. These great carpet: heavily weighted with stone, sank t the bottom. The carpets, when proj erly laid, are pinned in place by hug piles driven down through them dee into the bed of the river. That stop the erosion of the river bed, an keeps the channel in place.?Youth' Companion. KILLED BY BATTED BALLS. Watchitig Ball Game Hard on th Spectators. Richmond, Va., April IS.?Rober J. Howison, aged 10, was struck i the head by a batted ball while h was watching a ball game at Ash land, Va., yesterday, and died in hospital here today. Freehold, X. J.. April 18.?Joh: A. de Roche, Jr.. 16 years old, die* today as the result of being hit oi the temple by a batted ball while spectator at a baseball game her yesterday. i r ? WORK MUX WITHOUT JOBS. Chicago Strike and Lockout Ties l'| $30,000,000 Work. Chicago, April 1 6.?Gov. Dunne to day ordered members of the Stat board of arbitration to offer thei services to Chicago building tade workmen and their employes in th interest of industrial peace. The strike order of the Carpenters District Council was followed toda; by a retaliative measure in the forn of a lockout directed at 16,000 car penters. The lockout debarred unioi r 1_ A AAA k..il J carpenters iroru worn uii t,uuu uuuu ings being erected by 1,200 contract ors who are bonded to maintain thei stand until every union in the struc tural trades comes to terms. Th LEO FRANK AGAIN LOSES l> SUPREME COl'HT DISMISSES THE CASE OF ATLANTA MAX. ? I>e<) M. Frank, Under Sentence of 0 Death, is Refused Release on r v g Habeas Corpus Proceedings e T~ Washington, April 19.?Leo M. Frank, under death sentence for the murder of Mary Phagan, an Atlanta ^ factory girl, lost another step in his fight for life in the supreme court of ^ the United States today. In a decision, to which Justices Holmes and Hughes dissented, the r court dismissed Frank's appeal from the federal court of Georgia which ? refused to release him on a writ of e habeas corpus. Frank contended that"' alleged "mob violence" at his trial and the j fact that he was absent from the court room when the jury returned e its verdict had removed him from q the jurisdiction of the courts of Geore gia' The majority opinion of the su0 preme court rejected all these contentions and declared Frank had eng joyed all his legal rights in the Georgia courts. t Seemingly, no other avenuj of escape from the death penalty is open e to Frank through the cour's. The State pardon officials might relieve him. n Justice Pitney delivered the opinion. declaring that "in a'l the proceedings in the courts of Georgia the fullest right and opportt nity to be n heard, according to- the established ,, modes of procedure," had been accorded Frank. ej in ine opinion ui mis cuun, wu_! tinued the justice, "he is not showr to have been deprived of any right t_ guaranteed to him by the 14th amendment or any other prpvi6ion? f of the constitution or laws of the United States; on the contrary, he ; lias been convicted and is now helc 0 in custody under due process ' ol law within the meaning of the constitution." It is beliei ed by legal authorities here that only the State pardon officials of Georgia now can save Fran! from paying the death penalty foi his conviction of the murder of Marj f Phagan, the Atlanta factory giri. Justice Holmes delivered a dissenting opinion in which Justice | Hugljes concurred. n | The court's decision was based on s. an appeal/ from the action pf the 0 United States district court for norK; thern Georgia In refusing to release n Frank on a v rit of habeas corpus. H- His petition for habeas corpus rest" ed on allegations oU disorder during ^ j his trial in Atlanta amounting to ? Sjmob domination and his involuntarj s i absence when the verdict was re n,turned. Justice Pitney, in his decision, heic d that the obligation rested on the sun preme court to look * through th< n form and "into the very heart and e substance of the matter," not only it s the averihent in Frank's petition, bui H in the trial proceedings in the Statt ^ courts themselves. lt "The petition contains a narrativ( :S of disorder, hostile manifestations e and uproar," said' Justice Pitney s "which if'it stood alone and were t( be taken as true, may be conceded tc r have been inconsistent with a fail e i trial and an impartial verdict. Bui J to consider this as standing alone is !"j to take a wholly superficial view; foi * | the narrative is coupled with othei | statements from which it clearly ap | pears that the same allegations oi l" disorder were submitted first to the | trial court and afterwards to the sue preme court of Georgia as a ground sj for avoiding the consequences of the ^ j trial and these allegations were cond sidered by those courts successively 5' at times and places and under cir0 cutnstances wholly apart from the atmosphere of the trial, and fret e from any suggestion of mob dominap tion pr the like; the facts were exams ined by those courts upon evidence d submitted on both sides, and both 3 courts found Frank's allegations tc be groundless except with respect tc a few matters of irregularity not harmful to the defendant." . e smallpox o>: Steamship. Japanese Vessel Held at Quarantine t at 'Frisco. n San Francisco, April ' 19.?The e Toyo Kisen Kaisha steamer Chiyc Maru was held at.quarantine on nei a arrival here today while her passengers and crew were examined for symptoms of smallpox. Elizabeth n Batchelder, 10, daughter of Mrs. E. d J. Wilson, a passenger, is suffering n from smallpox. Three hundred and a thirty-six passengers on the liner e were vaccinated ten days ago when the child developed the disease. vvk:... LEAVE FOR PENITENTIARY. Mayor Roberts and Party Say Farewell to Indiana Home Town. * , Indianapolis, Ind., April IS.? Headed by Mayor Donn M. Roberts, fifteen prisoners convicted in the Terre Haute election conspiracy cases and sentenced to the Leavenworth penitentiary started on the trip to prison late today. They are due at Leavenworth early Monday. The time for the departure was not made public here and only a small crowd was at the station as the prisoners, each "accompanied by a special deputy United States marshal, uoarueu a special cai, aiiacucu. iu a \ passenger train. While the men were being placed line in the jail yard to march to the railway station the 82 men given jail sentences for .their part in the conspiracy shouted good-bye and joined in passing jests back and forth. Six men convicted had promised Judge Anderson to start for prison not later than noon today. They had been at liberty at their homes in Tterre Haute. The six are: Arthur Gillis, John Masselink, Joseph O'Ma- v'3 ra, George Overn, Joseph Strauss and .Maurice Walsh, all of whom had received sentences of a year and a day | in prison. | The fifteen taken to prison and the ; sentences they received .were: l I V ,1 Mayor Roberts, sixfyears and a fine nf 22.000 ; Dennis Shea, former sheriff of Vigo county, five years and $1,000 fine. | Eli H. Redman, judge of the circuit court, five years and fine $1,000. ' '? j ' Edward Driscoll, assistant city en-*/ gineer, three years, fine $500. George Ehrenhardt, member board [ of works, three years, fine $500. Harry Montgomery, president the board pf works, three years, fine $50. | Thomas ?mitb, city judge, three | years, fine v$500. I William Crockett, superintendent , city crematory, two years, fine $100. Hilton Redman, eon of Judge Red- ? man, two years, fine $100. .-f Elmer E. Talbott, city comptroller, / two years, fine $100. # 'John E. Green, merchant, two | years, fine $100. \ : Lewis Xunly. assistant city engi-: neer, two "years, fine $100. Alexander Aczel, street inspector, year and a day, $100 fine. Charles Houghton, city hall custodian year and a day. fine $100. 1 Edward Holler, former chief of police, year and a day, fine $100. [ It is understood that Mayor Roberts' wife will continue her effort^ to obtain an appeal bond for her ' husband. Judge Anderson fixed bonds ' at the rate of $10,000 for each year'st sentence.' Thaw Had Xo Right to Leave. New York, April 16.?The Appel? late division of the sppreme court I today affirmed the writ'issued in the '< ( case of Harry K. Thaw, thus upholdl ing the decision of Supreme Court ? Justice Page in refusing to send Thaw back to New Hampshire. The ~ ; opinion in the case was written by - Justices Hotchkiss and Scott. T^e principal part of the opinion , reads: ' > "The State assumed no obligation to rethrn the appellant to New Harapl shire when his trial should have 5 been ended. No such obligation is . suggested, and even if there had been an expected condition attached to the . rendition of Thaw, it is doubtful if f it would have had any validity." ; The opinion says it may be that . the State would well be rid of so [ troublesome a guest, but that is not , a matter of judicial consideraion. The matter to consider, the opinion continues, is the right of Thaw to be , discharged from Matteawan. It , states the outstanding committal of ; Thaw remains in force and the court, . therefore,, declares he had no right . to leave Matteawan. , Plans are being formulated to v ; t take the case Jo the State court of , appeals. , A decision adverse to Thaw came I as a great surprise to his counsel. The order carried with it the provision that trhaw could not be taken from New York county until five days have elapsed. Should a decision unfavorable to Thaw be forthcoming by Wednesday, > the State will have the right to re ) | turn him to. Matteawan forthwith, i providing his coui sel shall not have obtained a stay of execution in the or.der committing him to Matteawan, i pending appeal. Thaw himself refused tonight to comment on the : court's action. [ Max Figman Monday in "The Man on the Box," special photo play in 5 reels. Thielen Theatre.?adv.