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* A (Pgr ?ambrrg l^rraui $2.00 Per Year in Advance. BAMBERG, S. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 20,1922. Established in 1891. Carlisle A waro For $26,( The dreams for years of the authorities and friends of Carlisle school for a new brick dormitory are about to be realized. Last Thursday at noon the board of control of Carlisle awarded the contract for the erection of the new dormitory for the sum of $25,600.00 to the construction firm of Haynesworth & Lawton, contractors of Florence. The terms of the contract specify that work is- to be started at the earliest ? possible date, and that the dormitory must be turned over to the board by September 1, 1922, which will be in n - * '"i-nieh the hllilriinET a III pit! LllilC W 1U1UUU w u w for occupancy by the students on arrival at school at the beginning of the school year later in the month. In accordance with these terms, the contractors are now securing the necessary matrials, and will assemble them on the campus within the next few weeks preparatory to the actual laying of the cornerstone of the building, which is to be an imposing structure in every way worthy of Carlisle and in keeping with the general building programme of the school as recently mapped out by the architectural firm of LaFaye & L<&Faye, of Columbia, who have drafted the specifications for this building, as well as presenting the board with a general landscape and campus plan of the entire school property. The new dormitory is to be the last word in buildings of this character. It will be three stories in height and fireproof throughout. Fifty-three rooms will be incorporated in the dormitory, which will be of Ibriok, each room to be furnished with a closet and lavatory with running hot and cold water. Double deck beds will be used throughout the building, each room being so equipped as to accoiumouaie lv>uj boys. Modern and sanitary toilets, i shower baths, etc., will be installed on each floor. The rooms will be heated by steam and lighted by electricity. That the beard was rortunate m securing a very conservative bid for the work is evidenced by the fact that the bids submitted, some ten or twelve of them, ran as high as $49,000.00, and the next nearest bid was several thousand dollars higher than the accepted bid. The contracting firm is to give good .and sufficient bond for the faithful execution of the contract, this bond being sufficiently large * to cover any contingencies that may ?* arise. ** v- j +v.a ine wora is to oe uuue uuucx mc - supervision of a competent engineer, who will be on the ground until the work is completed; in addition there will be a supervising architect to inspect the work carefully as it progresses, on the part of the architects. The friends of the school feel that though the school sustained serious losses by fire during the present term, the fruitition of the plans for the new dormitory were but hastened by these disasters. The new dormitory had been planned before either of the fires occurred, but in the absence of the fires it is not very likely that the plans would have been pushed to completion at such an early date. Thus, out of disaster, the school will reap a large benefit, and it will be at the beginning of the next term decidedly one of the best equipped schools in S^outh Carolina, with two dormitories as modern as any to be found anywhere. Carlisle's misfortunes began last fall when suddenly one night fire was discovered in the Mary Ann Bamberg hall, on * -!J? -i ~ T'V,ie me wesi aiac ui cue tamyuo. aj-hoi hall, a frame structure, burned like tinder, and was under such headway when discovered that the boys barely escaped with their personal effects. However, heroic work on tlje part of Bamberg's fire department succeeded in saving the lower floor of the dormitory. Now this building has been repaired and made into practically a new building, by the means of which the congestion among the cadets has been relieved. Only a few weeks after this a resident of Carlisle streat looking out of ^ his window about 10 o'clock at night saw a small blaze issuing from the roof of the H. J. Brabham hall, an historic old Bamberg building, formerly the home of the Bamberg graded school. This citizen rushed out and alarmed the boys of the approaching danger. Being thus warned in ample time, the cadets moved Is Contract j 900 Dormitory their effects safely from the burning structure and carried them to safety without mishap. This building was I also a frame structure, and all that i remained of 'the Brabham hall the i next morning were several gaunt! chimneys extending skyward. - * ? ^ ? I With only one aormuory ien. uu i the campus to house the cadets, something had to be done. Temporary arrangements were made to take care of all the boys comfortably for the rest of the session, but the next session, when a large enrollment is expected, loomed omniously before the authorities. Hence, a building committee was named by the board of control a few days after the last fire. This committee has kept constantly at the task, which was by no means a small. one, due to the financial condition of i the people generally. To finance the project meant careful study and sober thought. Not doubting, however, that ways and means would be sought and found, the committee laid its plans for the erection of a dormitory. An automobile tour of inspection was arranged by the committee and many schools in the upper part of the state were visited. Modern dormitories were inspected and ideas were gathered from many points. The committee feels that the collation of these ideas will result in Carlisle having not only as modern an establishment as any school in the state, but perhaps better, as the committee had the opportunity of studying any defects as well as | improvements in dormitories. Just as soon as these ideas and j suggestions could be put into con-1 crete form, architects were called! into conference. LaFaye & LaFaye j were selected as the school's architects. The firm went to work at once on the plans, sending engineers; to Bamberg. Not only were plans I made for the new dormitory, but a general scheme of development of the school property was worked out, - -v. | . * y'-f ?# : * -> . v.- ?- ? . ;- ^ " . 'jTf ^ ' X 1 ' ^ vH- j V.- t'-- ' \ V - ' . . - 4 T - . ur := ^ -- ~ ' 'Li. M^^H^^SQPRPWI ^Fj^B^BRHH CUT OF CARL/ISLE SCH and is now in the hands of the school! authorities. In the future all construction; work will be in keeping with the | general development scheme. The! new brick dormitory will be erected on a line with the Guilds hall, instead of being on line with the burned hall, thus affording additional campus room. In front of the building will be beautified. In the person of Col. W. C. Duncan, the school has not only a capable headmaster but a gardener of recognized ability, and as a landscape husbandman is without a peer anywhere. Within the next few months Bamberg may safely .expect not only the best equipped school in this section of the country, but one of the most beautiful camDuses to be found in the south. In deed, the campus already is in this class. A Home Made Cleanser. Street Peddler?"Here y'are, sir. Most useful preparation in the world. Only fifteen cents and one spoonful can take ten spots out of your trousers." Henry Peck?"Humph! Don't need any. My wife did that little thing for me only last night while I was asleep." Renew your subscription today. Explosion Kills Salvage Foreman Charleston, April 13.?0. L. Hill, white, foreman for the Columbia Salvage corporation, was blown into bits about 11:30 o'clock this morn-1 ing when an explosion of 20,000 pounds of black powder occurred in j an ammunition salvage magazine near the ordnance depot, North Charleston. More than 50 box cars were damaged 'and trackage wrecked. It will never be known what caused the terriffic blast. Fragments of Hill's body were collected over a considerable areaxand placed in a coffin for interment. His cap was found about two hundred yards from the magazine, the walls of which were made with boxes filled with sand with a canvass roof. Hill and three negro laborers were seen about the magazine just before the explosion. It is said that the negroes were practically unhurt. For many miles around the explosion was felt. Glass was shattered in plants in the suburbs of Charleston. For some time-the salvage company has been taking black powder out of defective or or out of date shells, this powder being placed in metal kegs. The magazine was not connected with the magazines of the ordnance department, but was a considerable distance from the nearest. Where the salvage magazine stood is a crater 20 feet deep and more than 60 feet across. Nothing remains of the metal kegs except fragments. It is believed that one or two kegs of powder were first detonated and that almost immediately all the rest of the 800 kegs went off with terrible! force. A burning brand fell a short distance away among a pile of TNT shells and among those who appreciated the peril there was consternation. At the imminent risk of their lives, Chief Thompson of the government port terminals fire department and Lieut. A. L. Violancey of the quartermaster corps extinguished the fire with chemicals. While it is not known how the explosion occurred, it is reported that Foreman Hill had borrowed a steel! _ ; ; & ' . a V. - ?*> 4 : .-i.:- >, " i ' ' . if W %W^:> . AjaKBHiKHBy a J J ?"^S5P?|K8 j"? >? ?Hr^';' ^-/Jbj'J'ff4^'*-r^? vmbh r-j - .-- "^Tat-Tfyy *' ?" r^^^^^^P^^BMSBMBHBlfc*-'! OOL'S NEW $26,000 DORMITORY?F cold chisel and it is believed that he was working with' this on the steel powder kegs, sparks causing the explosion. The regulations require that a brass implement be used, thus preventing sparks. CHRISTIANS MASSACRED. / Turkish Nationalists Burn Greek Quarter. London, April 17.?A great fire and a massacre of Christians at Sam-! soun, on the Black Sea coast of Asia' Minor, were in progress nine days ago when the Italian steamer Barbita left there, the steamer's officers reported on her arrival at Patras, Greece, says ail Athens dispatch to the London Times, dated Sunday. Turkish Nationafist Bashi-Bazouks, headed by Turkish officers, surrounded the Greek quarter ana set it ablaze, shooting all who attempted to escape, the officers declared. When the steamer sailed the large Greek church at Samsoun was ablaze and thousands of Greek women and children were rushing to the water front seeking refuge on steamers. The Barbita sent a wireless message to an American warship in the neighborhood urging her to hasten to the rescue. Inheritance Law Taken to Court Columbia April 12.?A temporary injunction against the South Carolina Tax Commission restraining it from enforcing the Inheritance Tax Act, passed at the last session of the general assembly, was ordered this afternoon by Chief Justice Eugene B. Gary and was made returnable before the state Supreme court April 24 at 10 o'clock in the morning. The action is brought by J. Edwin Belser, j of Columbia, administrator ot tne es! tate of the late John E. Lowery, of i this city, who died December 20, ! 1920, leaving an estate valued at i $50,000. ' The contention is that the section | of the act providing for a tax against | estates which are in process of ad! ministration, but on which final settle-; i ment has not been made, is retroac; tive and therefore unconstitutional. I The state tax commission is in doubt ! about the interpretation of this sec! tion and therefore welcomes the suit to clarify the act. The action involves a large amount of revenue to the state, as there are estates in every section of South Carolina for which final settlement has not been completed, the total value of which runs into millions of dollars. Large estates now being administered because death occurred during the past two years are those of the late F. W. Wagener, of Charleston; the late J. J. Brown, of Anderson; the late B. L. Abney, of Columbia; the late Mrs. Sarah Desportes, of Columbia, and the late John L. Mimnaugh. These estates, j it is estimated,, will aggregate more than $10,000,000. The petition for an injunction said that the "Inheritance Tax Act as it is respectfully submitted is by its terms clearly perspective in its operation relating exclusively to estates which shall hereafter nass or be transferred bv will or inheritance and the administrative of which shall be hereafter begun. As appears from numerous clauses and provisions thereof, that said South Carolina Tax Commission, as petitioners, is informed and be">. ' ; - "... . -i ' r-U : '.. & ' ??; - , .. - .? J." i ROM THE DRAWING. lieves, admits that it has doubts as to the effect and application of said act as applied to estates of persons dying prior to the enactment of same, but insists that its rights and duties in the permises should be tested and decided by this court before it will concede that it does not so apply. WILL TO BE CONTESTED. Relative of Dead Woman Will Oppose Large Gift to Negroes. An appeal against the probate of the will of Mrs. Calista S. Mayhew, of South Orange, New Jersey, leaving most of her $1,000,000 estate to negro homes and institutions in various parts of the country was filed by ill 1 1 _ i 1 ? 1 ? 4. | Lue ii nieces aiiu iieyuews, ai ..>cwj ark, N. J., last week. The date of | the hearing will be fixed this week in the orphans court. Mrs. Mayhew, who was formerly president of the South Orange college, died December 17 last at the age of 98. For years she had done welfare work, chiefly among negroes. The petitioners allege that their aunt was of unsound mind and had been unduly influenced by persons unknown to them. It is also contended that she did not sign the will in the presence of witnesses. ! Contract for Br Road to WATER SPOUT CHASES VESSEL. * v Passengers Bet or Result Before Re-. a alizing That Tie Meant Death. j t New York, April 15.?The story of c a gigantic water spout, which chased t the Cunard Liner Carmania half an c hour and then suddenly subsided ? a when it was almost upon the hard driven ship, was told by the officers and passengers when she arrived to- _ d day after a round trip to the Near f East. c The liner was about 800 miles out of New York when the spout was t sighted: At first, passengers said, it t appeared as a slight disturbance of j water about eight miles astern. Then the waves were twisted and churned t and hurled skyward with terrific force r in an ever increasing volume. For a c time, they stated, it stood still while Captain Melson, after pronouncing it t a big water spout, ordered the liner ^ sent ahead at full speed. At almost the same moment, the spout seemed t to take wings and rush after the big t ship'. Passengers crowded aft. Smoke t belched from the ship's funnels while t the Carmania strained every atom of her strength to escape. As the spout ' traveled it grew larger. It widened rapidly and towered high in the air, ( throwing off spray. * At first, passengers thought that it v was just a wonderful phenomena. They began to bet on the speed, on whether it tcould catch the boat, or pass it. Then as it towered in the f Carmania's wake, gaining rapidly it suddenly occurred to the passengers e * J that it carried certain death with it? that the race was one for life. The spout continued to gain until it was almost on the ship. The passengers huddled, awe stricken, along the dectks watching the oncoming mass of water. It had only to reach out for the ship?and it subsided as j suddenly as it had risen. Five min- t uteS after there was nothing to show t there had been any disturbance of the * placid ocean. Captain Melson smiled when he j. was asked about it. j "I'll ne&er tell what would have ^ happened, if it had caught us," he t said. "In fact, I never could have t told. We would have been listed as t missing on the marine register." f. DIRECTS VERDICT. fi g Against Waller Estate for Balance of V $10,000 Pledge. V o Greenwood, April 15.?A directed 1 verdict in favor of Furman Universi- s ty was returned late yesterday in the A case of Furman University vs. the Estate of C. A. C. Waller, in the court j p of common pleas here.' Furman Uni-1 a versity had brought suit for $9,900 ! b against Hunter Gibbs, of Columbia, j * and Dr. C. B. Waller, of Spartanburg | v as administrators of the estate of C. A. C. Waller, alleging that the late! c C. A. C. Waller had pledged $10,000 i to Furman in the Baptist $75,000,000 j c campaign, only $100 of which had' ever been paid. j c The verdict returned read: "Wei find for the plaintiff that the subscrip- j c tion was valid and that there is now j past due $2,400." The terms of the subscription were i that $100 should be paid in cash and $1,200 a year until the fifth year, when $4,000 in cash should be paid. I The plaintiff was represented by Waynsworth & Hanysworth, of Greenville, and Tillman, Mays & Featherstone, of Greenwood. Thfe defendants were represented* by Grier & Park, of Greenwood. a i Williston High Wins. Williston, S. C., April 14.?The f Bamberg high school ball team s rossed bats with the Williston high here today. Williston won 10 to q 4. With the bases full, Garvin for Williston got a long three-base drive. that gave Williston a lead which | she held throughout the game. | 1 G. Hall pitched a beautiful game 11 for the locals and was never in! 1 danger. He struck out ten. Ellzey j } also pitched well, striking out nine i I but hits were obtained from his de-j1 livery when they counted. Willis- j 1 ton high has now won three and I lost no games, having defeated Black-, ? ville and Windsor in addition to j Bamberg. Next Friday they face i c the Wegener high in Williston. Batteries for Williston, Hall brothers; batteries for Bamberg, Ellzey i and Delk. , 1 anchville I \ h be Let May 8 With the completion of the road rork, contract for which will be let t noon on May 8th, approximately 2 \ miles of highway will be added o the county's road system. In acordance with the announcement of he decision of the state highway nmmiccinn tr> nrrtoooH arifVi t Vna truction of the Bamberg-Branchille road, published in the last issue; if The Herald, the commission has .dvertised for bids from contractors or the work, and the bids will be ipened on the above mentioned date. The exact length of the road, from he corporate limits of Bamberg to he Edisto river, a few miles below 3ranchville, is 12.453 miles. The oad traverses a fine section of Bam>erg county and will form one of the nost important links in the highway lystem of Bamberg county. The specifications call for bids o be accompanied by a deposit o? 5800, and a sufficient bond will be equired of the successful bidder for he faithful performance of the conract. The work to be done consists of * he following approximate quantiies: Necessary clearing and grubbing vithin right of way. A oorh o1ooi?ir?or on/1 ornnkKini* v.v 1115 auu ui/uiu^ ;borrow and cclay pits.) 70,197 cubic yards common exca- . ration. 2,000 cubic yards strippings on its. 30,643 cubic yards sand-clay suracing. 65.75 M. linear feet mixing and haping sand-clay. 1,393 linear feet reinforced conrete pipe. 260.9 cubic yards Class "A" conrete. 109.24 cubic yards Class "B" conrete. \V 23,152 pounds steel reinforcement. Coincident with this contract is he announcement that on May 12th he contract will be awarded for the onstruction of 5.303 miles of highway betwe^h Elko and the county ines of Aiken and Barnwell, c -nnect- * ng with the original government ighway from the Aiken county line 0 the town of Aiken. Thus with he completion of these two projects, here will be a completed highway rom Branchville to Aiken, with a ' rst-class road from Aiken to Auusta, though not a government high ray. Also, in the near future, bids rill be opened for the construction * f a highway from Barnwell to-Elko, hus connecting the towns in 'this I ection with the main Charleston and lUgusta highway. The reinforced concrete culvert iping will be furnished under a seprate contract, bids for which will e opened on April 22. The piping o be used on the Bamberg-Branch- . ille link of the road is as follows: 332.5 linear feet 15 inch reinforced oncrete pipe. . , * ' 575.0 linear feet 18 inch reinforced I oncrete pipe. 263.0 linear feet 24 inch reinforced oncrete pipe. 148.0 linear feet 36 inch reinforced oncrete pipe. "YOU CAN HAVE IT." < ^ui-ck Answer to Request for His Vote by York Merchant. York, April 16.?One of-the candilates for county treasurer approach(d a busy merchant the other day, acording to the story going the rounds, md said: "Howdy do, sir. is my name md I'm a candidate for county treasirer." v He got no further with his story, t or the busy merchant is said to have hot back: "All right, sir, you can hare it?I lon't want it." A PMha One of the numerous English noveists who came to America to tour the yceum circuit, delivered a lecture in L?os Angeles last winter, and Rob Yagener who writes about moving )icture people and also writes for hem with equal success, went to hear lim. "Did he deliver a good lecture?" I isked Rob. "You bet he did," Rob said. "He ielivered a peach ef a lecture." "What was it about?" I asked. "He didn't say," Rob replied. "And lobody knew him well enough to ask lim." ^