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il :SSssss- Itanthmt Ifcndh i M Jfj? order, and will be thankfully re- ^jj^F ^ M %Tt4 7^^% *?* ^ %% * Closed jSjf' One Dollar and a Half a Year. BAMBERG, S. C. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, ?915. Established 1891. 1 | COllNm NEWS LETTERS SOME INTERESTING HAPPENINGS IN VARIOUS SECTIONS. ^ ** a tn ruews iiems uauiereu ah .huuiiu mc Av % V |t County and Elsewhere. Mi: .)' Ehrhardt Etchings. Ehrhardt, Nov. 30.?Last Thursday was "Thanksgiving." Being a j x legal holiday, all places of business were closed, except a few of the grocery and fruit stores, the postof? | fice observing Sunday hours. Everything passed off very quietly, with everybody enjoying the rest from their work. The weather was good ajul many were out shooting birds all anto riding. After performing our part with the "Thanksgiving turkey" |v- 9me felt a little uneasy, but, the % % doctors being on hand, ceased them to worry, so the day passed. ^ Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Ehrhardt, his t'; . >, mother, Mrs. Kate Ehrhardt, her lit$( * ;. ^ tie son, Lyles, and Mrs. W. H. Kinard motored up to Newberry last Wednesday* attending to business and visiting friends and relatives, returning - to their home the following Sunday. m Mrs. JJeima Kitcnie, wno nas neon K ; on a visit to her mother, Mrs. J. E. k Bhrhardt, since the death of her V lather, Mr. Jacob Ehrhardt, has rewr > torned to*her home in Albemarle, | N. C. * The Rev. J. B. Guess, pastor of the Methodist churches on this circuit, is attending conference in CharlesMl .... ton this week. t ? Tbe chime of the wedding bells is still heard?several others M;o take ? j place before Christmas. j|^ v ; v' Mrs. T. L. Belvin, of Holly Hill, is p visiting her daughters, Mesdames J. ! M. and J. S. Dannelly, and Mrs. E. p D. Grant. - . i ; 7 Mrs. W7 B. Moore left today for a j visit to her sister, Mrs. Billy Jay^ . v cocks, at Clemson, S. C. JEF. Go van Items. ifV Govan, Nov. 29.?There was a box fc ; . Party at the Govan school house on Thanksgiving evening. It was quite ? enjoyable affair. .?< The school house was tastefully art'vV. ranged by Mesdames George O. & kfather, Brook Zorn, Ben Hartzog and Robert L. Lancaster. Oysters, *7; . . ^ _ ambrosia and cane were soia. rne |v refreshments were served by the fol ' * lowing committee of young ladies: |v Misses Lila Lancaster, Lucile Hutto, r Nettie Nimmons, Leitha Collins and w: * - 'ida Gunnels. The boxes, which were ^ numerous* ^pd' pretty, were sold by f - Dr. L. A. Hfcrtzog, who added much I - to the enjoyment of the people by his % appropriate and humorous remarks. Piano and violin music was ren-i. dered by Misses Zelma Rizer, Sarah \ Hay and Messrs. Clarence Hay and , Wm. Bessinger. There were two cake walks. The first cake was won p by Mr. Wilbur Williams and Miss r j * v Laura Ray. The second cake was r",%: won by Mayfield Kennedy and Mrs. ' 0$. Cteorge O. Mather. ^tf :' Votes were taken for the prettiest ?' .young lady present. Miss Alma Lain, - g of Olar, received the largest number %' /' votes, and was given a fine cake, 2 iced by Miss Rosa Hay and Mrs. Wm.! m - - Hay. . - , | rf* News was received on ThanksgivfcR mnrnine!' nf the death of Mrs. y S ^ 1B| O ?O w Murray Seabrook, of John's Island. Mrs. Seabrook was formerly Miss Daisy Kennedy, of this place. She waa a young woman of rare personal charm and pure Christian character. The family have the sympathy of the community. v Thanksgiving at Crystal Spring. f' Crystal Spring, Dec. 1.?Thanksgiving day was beautifully celebrated ^ * at Crystal Spring last Thursday, with a congregation of about seventy-five people, of all ages, from one year old to over eiahtv. The weather was ! roost beautiful . for the occasion, y ;;v Crystal Spring, with its clear water / flowing so abundantly, through a large silver colored rock, and the grounds around, took the fancy and admiration of all present. The oldest folks present were Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Rentz, of Cblston, and Mrs. Delia Kinard, of Ehrhardt. These old folks were very jolly and seemed to enp'oy the day very much. , r s "Uncle Calvin," as he is familiarly known, is one of the very best farm/ \ ers and citizens of Bamberg county. ~ He told of having a great number of I fine hogs and quantities of corn and ? pindars. Says he has last year's corn / 4.#%. ioe> v?irr? until awflv in next vea.r: m ICMJl. 1111U UMVA4 V-. .. J ? , l says that farmers can make their riwds rich by planting pindars and leaving the vines on the land. The audience was very instructively entertained for quite a while by \ - J < : J. ' t y MAXGLEI) UNDER FREIGHT. Lemuel I). Dantzlef Meets Tragic Death at Orangeburg. Orangeburg, Nov. 25.?A deplorable accident occurred here this morning at 11:50 o'clock, causing the death of Lemuel D. Dantzier, flagman on the Atlantic Coast Line local freight, while the train was shifting here near the railroad station. The deceased fell between two box cars to the track and was run over, having his head and both arms practically severed. The remains were later brought to the undertaking establishjment of W. Hampton Dukes, where Magistrate C. P. Brunson conducted the inquest at 4 p. m. According to statements made at, the inquest by the train crew and an employee at the Orangeburg Ice Manufacturing company's plant, near the railroad track, who witnessed the accident, the engine with three box cars was shifting on the warehouse side track at which time Mr. Dantzler was on the top of the middle car, and apparently lost his balance in attempting to loose the brakes, when he fell between the moving cars and was run over by one car and a pair of the engine trucks. The coroner's jury returned a verdict that the deceased came to his death by falling off a box car while in the discharge of his duty. Mr. Dantzler was about 31 years of age and had been in the employ of the Atlantic oast Line company for some time. He is survived by his widow, who was formerly Miss Lena Hughes, of this city, and two children, who reside about two miles from the city, across the Edisto. river. The community is shocked by this accident and $he untimely death of this highly esteemed young man, and the ; deepest sympathy is felt for the bereaved ones. No funeral arrangements have yet been made. PROMPTNESS "SAVED NEGRO. Governor Promises Quick Trial and Picken$ County Crowd Disperses. ! Columbia, Nov. 29.?Prompt action on the part of Governor Manning in promising to order a special term of court to try the case probably saved a lynching in Pickens county this morning, for the crowd of men who had assembled with the declared intention of dealing out summary justice to Pete Hamilton, a negro, alleged to have attempted assault on a white woman, dispersed when assured that the governor would order a special term of court to try the case. Sheriff Roark, of Pickens county, got hold of the negro and got him out of the way, and is thought to be on his way here to the penitentiary with the prisoner. Long distance telephone reports 1 i from the scene stated that this morn-11 linop o nmwH of riAtprmined white men! gathered at Easley, in Pickens county, with the declaration of getting a negro who was said to have attempted asault on a prominent white woman there last Saturday night. Citizens of Easley pleaded with the crowd to allow the law to take its course, according to the information, and fi- ' nally this the crowd agreed to do on 1 the condition that special term of court be ordered immediately by Governor Manning. The Easley citizen who was trying to quiet the crowd telephoned the Governor and he promptly agreed to call the special term of court. This being communicated to the crowd they dispersed. Meanwhile a long distance telenhnne message from Pickens stated that Sheriff Roark, of that county, had secured the negro and was taking him to a place of safety. The automobile has created such a demand for upholstery leather that good leather is very Expensive. The i cheaper grades, made by splitting a hide several times, are unsatisfactory. Artificial leather of good wearing quality and good appearance is being manufactured in increasingly large' quantities, for in many cases consumers specify it instead of real leather. Mr. F. E. Steedly, of Bamberg. He explained the origin of Thanksgiving ] day and the great importance in observing it. * A mostsumptuousdinnerwasspread, consisting of various meats, breads, cakes, pies, jams, jellies, pickles, etc., i When dinner was ready to serve, Mr. 1 J. B. Padgett, owner of Crystal i' Spring, made a very appropriate' speech of welcome, insisting that all j Should feel perfectly comfortable. All: enjoyed the dinner fine and spent the afternoon in pleasant associations ! with each other. Htmi Xmas goods at Herald Book Store. : * .v. i. ' v.>;v'0-;r IN THE PALMETTO STATE! j'J SOME OCCURRENCES OF VARIOUS ! KINDS IN SOUTH CAROLINA. ! i State News Boiled Down for Quick j Reading.?Paragraphs About L Men and Happenings. ! 1 f C The State board of education met c in Columbia Monday. Farmers of Horry county orgamzed a livestock association lAst week. x It is proposed to start a broom ( factory i? the State asylum for the A insane in Columbia. t The corner stone of the new Ma-11 sonic temple which is to be built in i i Columbia, was laid on Wednesday. 2 A new school building for negro * pupils will be erected in Columbia at;s an early date. The building will cost * $31,263. 1 The Farmers' Tobacco and Storage warehouse, of Conway, was seriously * damaged by fire on Thursday. A ^ quantity of cotton was burnedN by the fire. B. R. Swygert, a well known young ^ married man of Columbia, is under t arreSt in that city, charged with criminally assaulting a 15-year-old 1 girl.. Is Mrs. W. S. Thomas, a well known r woman of Florence, committed suicide Thursday, by shooting herself. Ill health is believed to have been re- ^ sponsible for the woman's action. The Citadel, Charleston, won the State football championship Thursday by defeating the University of j South Carolina 3 to 0. Hundreds of t people saw the game. I M > r _ 1 m _ _ uov. Manning announced mesaay v night that he had ordered an election t for December 7 on the question of a recalling Mayor John F. Floyd and I the two members of Spartanburg city s council. The petition was presented 1 several days ago. g Cliff Godfrey, a well known farm- t er of Spartanburg county, was acquitted of the murder of Robert L. s Flanna in Spartanburg Friday. God- ? frey plead the "unwritten law" as his ^ defense, alleging that he killed Han- <3 Qft because Hanna had been intimate with Mrs. Godfrey. t REFUSE TO PROTEST. " I Dr. Jno. O. Willson Answers Resolu% s tion Favoring President. Spartanburg, Nov. 29.?The first I annual session of the Upper South g Carolina conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, adjourped r here today to meet next year in 1 Greenville. The body before ad- c journment went on record in favor d of compulsory education, refused to c adopt a resolution protesting against the national programme of prepared- i: ness, put off until next year the ques- I tion of a change of name and left the fraternity question at Wofford col- l lege, which* had become the subject a of discussion in the ante-room, un- e touched officially. i: The reading of appointments be- a gan shortly before' noon, and were ? completed in time for the majority g of the conference delegates to leave i the city on the? early afternoon trains, e The sensational incident of the first c annual session of the conference p came in the closing hours of that e body's last session, when a resolution introduced by the Rev. J. W. Speake, - of ^Anderson, protesting against the policy of, national preparedness recently announced by President Wilson and others prominent in the Democratic administra- j tion, was voted down by a large majority, and later, still further buried ^ by the adoption of a motion on the . part of the body to expunge from the j minutes of the conference and record.. Portf tliot our?V? q ri^cnliitinn had I U1 VUC iUV/l tiiuv OUVU M* A J been introduced. t Dr. Willson to the Defence. s Mr. Speake supported his resolu- v lion in a lengthy discussion of the C question involved, mentioning Mr. c Bryan's position, and was replied to v by Dr. J. 0. Willson, president of h Lander college, Greenwood, who op- o posed the adoption of any such reso- p lution by the conference. Dr. Willson a believed in supporting President Wil- e son. c Before adjourning today the con- i< ^ ~ ~ n A/1 t f A!_ 1 lex tJUCt? uiiaimuuuoijf auuyicu mc x wx j c lowing resolution endorsing State-jig wide compulsory education for South p Carolina: p "Resolved, That the legislature be h requested to enact a law requiring j ^ the attendance at school of every nor-| f, mal child between the ages of eight h and fourteen years for the entire A school year; provided, however, the a proper authority may excuse for suf- ? ficient cause." ic i \ t TWO KILLED; OTHERS HURT. tragedy Result of Automobile Tire Bursting. Americus, Ga., Nov. 23.?The bursting of an automobile tire on a )ig machine, in which a party oi oung people were motoring to Coumbus for a Thanksgiving visit to !riends, caused the death of two persons early today and the injury of several others. The dead are Miss Edith Hildreth, >f Live Oak, Fla., 18 years old, whose leek was broken and her skull ;rushed, and Henry Lanier, 20, of Americus, who was crushed beneath he steering wheel and died four lours later. Miss Sarah Tower, of Americus, 19, was seriously injured md is expected to die. Stophen 3ace, a prominent Americus lawyer, md John Flournoy, Miss Mary Bell 3ixon and Miss Mildred Hollis, of ^.mericus, were slightly hurt. The machine was speeding along he Americus-Columbus highway vhen at a point neAr Doyle a tire ilew out, causing the car to skid, ilunge into a ditch and turn over, rhe dead and injured were brought iere, except Lanier, who was carried o Ellaville, where he died. The body >f Miss Hildreth, who was visiting drs. Lee G. Council in Americus, was lent to her home in Live Oak tolight. RIOTING AT JUDSOX MILL. striker Probably Fatally Cut.?Two Strike-Breakers Hurt. Greenville, S. C., Nov. 27.?In riotng which occurred at the opening of he Judson Cotton Mill here today, )avid Freeze, a striking operative, vsls probably fatally stabbed and wo strike breakers, Gordon Brown md J. M. Humphres, severely cut. Irown and Humphres with two other xriKe oreaKers, u. ii. nuggms ana \ A. Harvey, are under arrest, and Iheriff Rector announced that he had he situation under control. Strikers today said that the fight itarted when the strike breakers, rho jeered them, became enraged srhen the s/rikers asked sheriff's leputies for protection. Strike breakers asserted they were attacked on heir way to work. BETHEA TO GO WITH FORD. t - / Jeutenant Governor Decides to Become Peace Pilgrim. Columbia, Nov. 29.?Andrew J. lethea, lieutenant governor of louth Carolina, tonight accepted the nvitation of Henry Ford to become a nember of the peace party that will eave for Europe early in December. Governor Manning several days ago ieclined to accept the invitation beause of official business. Mr. Bethea accepted in the followng telegram, which was addressed to lenry Ford at New York: "Moved by a sense of duty and Ligh privilege to serve, I cheerfully .ccept your invitation to become a uember of the peace commission, and n accordance with your request will .rrive in New York in time to sail lofnr^oir ncivf TVio mnvomont Via 7?rl/UX UVAt* X uv XUV ? vaxivaav wv ;un by you must ultimately result q peace, an unspeakable blessing to nankind; and I congratulate you up>n the unselfish motive which irompted you to undertake suc? a toble and inspiring task." FORD ASKS BETHEA TO JOIN. nvites Lieutenant Governor to Make Peace Trip. N Columbia, Nov. 28.?Andrew J. 3ethea, lieutenant governor, today eceived a telegram . from Henry \>rd, the automobile manufacturer, nviting him to represent South Caroina on the peace commission which s to go to Europe next Saturday. Mr. lethea has not replied to the invitaion, but has the matter under conideration. The peace commission pill sail from New York on board the War TT of t o n rl in a via n-A m ftH an line, going to Christiana, Norway; Stockholm, Sweden, and Copentagen, Denmark. Prominent persons t European nations are to meet the eace commission from this country t some central point to be establishd later and hold an international onference dedicated to negotiations poking to a settlement of the Europan war. The American commission > to include about one hundred promnent men and women from different arts of the United States. Mr. Ford ist week invited Governor Manning, rho, because of official business, was orced to decline. Among those who ave accepted membership on the imerican commission are John Wanmaker, T. A. Edison, Jane Addams. lelen Keller and Frederick C. Howe, ommissioner of immigration. METHODISTAPPOINIHENTS UPPER SOUTH CAROLINA CONFKREXCE CLOSES. Assignments of Methodist Ministers Announced on Monday Afteri noon. The following appointments of the ministers of the Upper South Carolina ' conference were announced at Spar1 tanburg Monday: Spartanburg District R. E. Stackhouse, presiding elder. Belmont?J. F. Golightly. Campobello?T. F. Gibson. Carlisle?R. C. Boulware. Cherokee?A. H. Best. Chesnee?Chas. A. Carter, supply. Clifton and Glendale?J. P. Win> ningham. Enoree?J. K. Holman. Gaffney?Buford street, G. C. Leonard; Limestone street, J. W. , Shell. Gaffney circuit?R. L. Keaton. v; Inman?M. M. Brooks. Jonesville?W. B. Justus. Kelton?J. R. Copeland.' Pacolet?E. M. Peeler. Pacolet Mills?L. L. Wagnon. supply. v * Reidville?G. G. Harley. Spartanburg?Bethel, A. N. Brunson, and M. B. Patrick, junior preach- ^ er; Central, C. C. Herbert, and W. , S. Martin, supernumerary; Duncan, J. A. Cook, and one to be supplied; North Spartanburg, W. E. Kelly. Union?Buffalo, B. H. Harvey; 1 Green street, W. F. Gault; Grace, E. S. Jones; South Union, J. H. Brown. Woodruff?S. T. Creech. Conference Evangelist?J. L. Har- * ley. . i Textile Industrial Institute?D. E. i Camak, president. Anderson District. T. C. Odell, presiding elder. , Antreville?W. T. Belvin. ] Bethel?J. G. Huggin. . \ Calhoun Falls?J. W. Bailey. Clemson college?J. M. Steadman. Central?B. M. Robertson. 1 Honea Path?S. T. Blackman. 1 Lowrdnesville?M. K. Meadows. McCormick?J. T. Miller. ^ Orrville?L. W. Johnson. Pelzer?J. H. Danner. Pendleton?W. M. Owings. j Seneca?N. G. Ballenger. Starr?A. Q. Rice. St Trkhn T W Snoabo U V"U t WW Townville?R. H. Lupo. Walhalla?J. L. Stokes. Walhalla circuit?H. A. Whitten.. Westminister?J. W. Lewis. Williamston and Belton?S. H. Booth. > Cokesbury District. W. I. Herbert, presiding elder. Abbeville circuit?J. N. Isom. Abbeville Station?J. L. Laniel. Butler?W. P. Meadows, Jr. Broad River:?W. A. Duckworth. Cokesbury-rrR. E. Sharp. GreenwoodpjMain Street, *L. P. McGee; Gre'fco&ood Mills, J. Earle Steadman. Greenwood tiircuit?G. P. Clark* / son. \ Kinards?W. H. Murray. McKendree?To be supplied, j Newberry?Central, F. E. Dibble; O'Neale Street and Jalapa, Gobe Smith. Newberry Circuit?W. R. Bouk? j. nigm. Ninety-Six?R. F. Morris. Parksville?D. L. Rountree, supply. Phoenix?J. H. Manly. Prosperity and Zion?E. P. Taylor. Princeton?J. B. Connelley. Saluda?O. A. Jeffcoat. Waterloo?B. H. Covington. Whitmire?J. M. Fridy. Lander College?Jno. O. Willson, president; assistant Sunday school editor, L. F. Beaty; professor at Lander college, R. 0. Lawton. ru t V/U1UJI1U1H, LflMXltl. Jas. W. Kilgo, presiding eider. Aiken and Williston?A. E. Driggers. Aiken Circuit?J. H. Montgomery. ] Batesburg?J. E. Mahaffey. Columbia?Main Street, B. R. Turnipseed; Washington Street, S. A. Steel; Green Street, D. W. Keller; Whaley Street, D. R. Roof; Brookland, D. H. Aattawav, supply; Shandon, L. D. Gillespie, and J. C. Chand- ] ler, supernumerary; Edgewood, E. L. Thomason, supply; Waverley, J. 'B. Mahaffey. . 1 Edgefield?A. L. Gunter. < Fairfield?J. A. Bledsoe, and E. W. < Mason, supernumerary. Gilbert?D. E. Jeffcoat. Graniteville?J. D. Griffin. Irmo?F. G. Whitlock. Johnston?J. H. Thacker. Langley?J. E. Brown, supply. j Leesville?C. E. Poole. Leesville circuit?M. A. Cleckley, ] IMPROVE NATIONAL GUARD. Would Have State Militia on Same Footing With Other States. Columbia, Nov. 27.?The purpose to improve the National Guard of South Carolina so that it will be on an equal footing with like organizations of other States was the keynote of the deliberations of the National Guard association, which met in Columbia tonight. Governor Manning addressed the meeting and his remarks were enthusiastically received. ^ .1: Th& qq<ir?r?iatmn AnHnrspH tVia rpnort of the legislative committee of the national organization, which pledged its support to any reasonable plan of national defence, involving an increase in the regular army, which the president in his judgment thought was necessary. The association tonight condemned the proposed continental army as being impracticable. The president, Major Drew, appointed Gen. Wilie Jones, Gen. W. W. Moore, Col. E. M. f y Blythe, Col. Holmes B. Springs and Capt. J. Frost Walker as a committee to go to Washington during the session of the coming congress and urge the South Carolina delegation to support the measures suggested in the report of the National association. The members of the association decided to make the State national guard better^known through the medium of a publicity campaign in the South Carolina press. OVER 100,000 PRISONERS. This is Number of Serbs Invaders Have Captured. Berlin, Nov. 27.?"The number of Serbian prisoners taken by the Ger- , -J nan-Austro-Hungarian and Bulgarian troops," says the Overseas News } Agency, "is 101,000 officers and men. The invading forces also have rescued 2,000 Austro-Hungarians who had been made prisoners by the Serbians, but later abandoned during the hasty retreat of King Peter's forces. "With the capture of the Serbian towns of Mitrovitsa and Pristina," the news agency adds, "the last section of the railroad from Uskup to Vfitrovitsa was wrested from the Serbians." supply. Lexington?J. G. Farr. Middleburg?W. D. Quick, supply. North Augusta?Hamlin Etheredge.' Ridgeway?T. A. Snealey, _ * v:: Riehland?J. M. Meetze. 1 Swansea?J. W. Neeley. Wagener?W. T. Patrick, supply. Epworth Orphanage?W. B: Whar-' ton, superintendent. Greenville District. M. L. Carlisle, presiding elder. Clinton?W. A. Fairey. Easley?J. D. H offer. ' Fountain Inn?M. T. Wharton. .v Gray Court?T. W. Munnerlyn. Greenville?Bethel and Poe, W. B. Garrett;'Buncombe Street, P. F. Kiigo; Duncan, S. M. Jones, supply; Hampton Avenue, E. R. Mason; St. Paul, A. E. Holler; South Greenville, T-? mi J i. - 1 ~ J - jr. xv. jvugu, <iuu uiie lu ue suyyuwu,' West Greenville, S. L. Rogers; Brandon and Judson, A. M. Doggett. Greenville circuit?J. L. Singleton. Greer?W. J. Snyder. Laurens?J. R. T. Major. Laurens circuit?W. H. Lewis. ;3S Liberty?G. H. Hodges. ' Pickens?L. E. Wiggins. Pickens circuit?C. W. Burgess. Piedmont?0. M. Abney. - ; ^ South Easley?W. L. Mullikin. South Greer?Foster Speer. Traveler's Rest?C. P. Carter. Conference secretary of education, J. R. T. Major. ' (/ Rock Hill District. P. B. Wells, presiding elder. . ~ , KiacksDurg?ri. L. uouzon. Blackstock?Geo. Gary Lee. Chester?R. E. Turnipseed. Chester circuit?J. E. Strickland. Clover?G. T. Hughes. East Lancaster?A. A. Merritt, supply. Fort Mill?E. Z. James. vcj Great Falls?J. B. Kilgore. Hickory Grove?H. B. Hardy. Lancaster?E. T. Hodges. 7 Lancaster circuit?S. B. White. J' North Rock Hill circuit?\V. M. Hardin. Richburg?W. S. Goodwin. Rock Hill?Manchester and Highland Park, C. W. Bowling, supply; St. John's, J. E. Roper; West Main Street, W. H. Polk. Rock Hill circuit?Jno. I. Spinks. Van Wyck?J. V." Davis, supply. Winnsboro?J. B. Tray wick. York?Henry Stol es. Missionary to Korea?L. Porter Anderson. Conference missionary secretary, I. E. Turnipseed. -TJ '. 'i r'" *' >. . . ^