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Established 1871-Volume 43 PICKENS, S. C., JUNE 5, 1913
Politics Alleged to Have Been the
Ruling Factor in the Homicide.
Long Will Enter a Plea of Self De.
Aiken.--The June term of general
sessions court for Aiken county will
be featured by the trial of the Hugh
Long representative from Aiken coun
ty to the South Carolina general as
sembly, who, with Hayes Gunter as
an alleged aceessory, stands indicted
for murder.
The case of Legislator Long is a
nost interesting one, and politics is
alleged to have been the ruling factor
in the encounter which resulted in a
homicide. Last fall, just after the last
primary election, Long and Pickens N.
Gunter, who was president of the
Bank of Wagener, engaged in a per
sonal difiiculty. o the streets of the
little towl Wagner. During the
e legislator drew a revol
ver and fired several shots, adminis
tering wounds that proved fatal and
resulted in .the death of the banker.
It was stated that the tragedy was
the- outgrowth of a political -feud.
Feeling ran high .between the opposing
fac'tions. Long was said to have been
- forced to flee from the crowds. He is
said to 'have barricaded himself in the
house of a neighbor until the sheriff
and 'his posse arrived on the scene and
found Long armed andg"holding the
fort" at the head of a narrow stair
way. The sheriff, after expostuating
with the crowd, found it necessary to
work a strategic ruse, which was suc
cessful. Long was slipped through
the cordon of men who had surround
ed the hou e and was brougot on to
Aiken and landed safely behind the
bars. *
Long was even later removed 'to thp
state penitentiary in Columbia, and
continued in confinement there for
some time, being later released on a
$5,000 bond.
It Is known -that- the slayer of Pick
ens Gunter will enter a plea of self
Orangeburg R. F. D. Carriers Meet.
Orangeburg.-The Orangeburg Coun
ty Rural Letter Carriers's Association
held a very important meeting at the
Court House. The annual election of
officers took .place, with the following
? results Mr, Snell, of Parler, presi
dent; Cecil Mack, of Corova, secre
tary. IPostmaster A. D. Webster, of
this city, was made an honorary mem
ber of .the association. Messrs. Comer
and Crosby, state president and sec
- rotary, respectively, were present and
made addresses. Additional plans for
the State Convention, which will be
- held in this city in September, were
~ ~' discussed.
* ~Fild Corps,.Or iP tq..
Columbia.-W. aW. Mfoore, sjutant
general, in orge~ra.*aened' outhorized
- .te -formatkon of a field hospital as a
branch of the National Guard of South
Carolina, James E. Poore of Colum
bNa, attached to the medical corps, N.
G. S. C., is promoted to the rank of
~, ~ major. Capt. Isadore Schayer of 'Lau
* ens, atached to the medical corps, N.
0. S. C. is transferred from the First
infantry to the 'hospital corps.
Toe Exterminate Caterpillar Pest.
Washington.-.Having received, an
appeal 'from parties in Calhoun county
for aid In extirpating a caterpillar
pest, w'hich has attacked the crops in
that section, Senator Ef. D. Smith has
communicated with the Secretary of
Agriculture, who has direced an ex.
pert to be sent to Calhoun county at
Governor Grants Clemency.
Columbia.-Boss Cook, alias 3. A.
Cook, convicted of manslaughter at
- the February (1906) term of court in
Hlampton county and sentenced to 10
- - years' Imprisonment, was pardoned
by the governor. He was paroled Sep
tember 8, 1911.
Newberry R. F. 'D. Carriers Meet.
Newberry.-Trhe Newberry county
asocation of R. F. D. canriers met and
elected officers. The election result
- ed as follows: Thomas ED. Wicker,
president; Eugene -Hitt, vice .preaf
dent; W. 0. Peterson, secretary and
treasurer. Delegates to the state con
'venion me ng in Or'angeburg Sep.
toimber 1, Rie: Thomlas ED. Wicker,
0. W. Peterson, F. P. DeVore, 0. W.
? Settzler. The association adopted a
unnmous resolution thankifig Super
VIsor Hill for his work for good roads
an the county,
'~ ~ John Hendricks of near
~" J?!s lost a valuable mule
I~onday evening. The
3green oats for dinner
and! ded of colic. It was valued
at, out $200.
Easley Locals.
Miss Ruth King. who has been
visiting in Hartwell, Ga., for
some time returned to her home
in the city on Monday.
Mrs. H. E. Russell and chil
dren Essie, Earle, and Julia
Starke, are visiting relatives in
Elberton, Ga.
Dr. C. N. Wyatt is in Vir
ginia attending a meeting of
the surgeons of the Southern
Misses Margaret Sellers and
Lvdie Thornton are in Green
ville attending the closing exer
cises of G. F. C. and Furman.
Miss Janet Bolt visited friends
in Pickens last week.
Miss Alliene Best wlao has
been an attractive visitor here
for some weeks has returned to
her home in Pacolet.
Miss Kathrine Allin of Chat
tanooga, Tenn, is visiting Miss
Grace 'Wyatt. k.
Miss Mandeline Pickens was
the .guest of her niece Mrs. C.
N. Wyatt last week. .
Mrs. W. M. Hagood, Jr., is
visiting her parents in Union.
Rev. C. D. Waller has e one to
Virginia to perform a marriage
ceremony for some friends.
Rev. Z. T. Cody, editor of
the Baptist Courier, will fill the
pulpit of the .First Baptist
church next Sunday morning
and evening.
The Children's .Exercises at
the First Methodist church on
last Sunday evening were en
joyed by a large congregation.
Mr. Roy Smith and Miss
Sarah Smith attended the
graduating exercises of David
son college last week. Their
brother J. M. was one of this
year's graduates.
The First Baptist' church now
has an assistant pastor, Winston
Chandler Babb, the young son
of Rev. and Mrs. E. V. Babb.
He arrived last week.
Dr. J. L. Bolt and daughter,
Miss Janet, attended the gradu
ating exercises of Lebanon
school in 'Anderson county on
last Wednesday evening.
Miss Emily; Robinson, spent
part of last week as the guest
of Miss Frances Bruce of Pick
Dr. J. H.. Meyers and family
have moved to the "Blalock
House" on College St.
Mrs. E. K. Whitmire, who
has had charge of a hotel at
Whiteward is now in charge of
the Easley Hotel.
Mrs. Frances Broon Ballen
tine died at the home of her
daughter Mrs. John Kelly at
Central on last, Sunday. .-Her
body wvas brought.here oniMe~n-y
day. and intei'ed- i the Oates
gr0.veyard. .Reva. Er 'Vi Babb
and D. W. Hiott'conducted. the
funeral 'exerclsesr" Mrs. Balenme
tine was the wife of Mr.
Crayton Ballentine, who is her
survivor. She is also survived,
by by four daughters. She was
a good woman and leaves many
friends who deeply sympathize
with the bereaved family.
The following girls and boys
who have been. attending col
lege are at home for vacation:
Misses Fannie Lathem from
Limestome- Sarah Smith. Con
verse; Grace Wyatt, Chicora;
Eva Wyatt, Columbia College;
Essie Hagood and Maggie An
derson, College for Women;
Virgil Sellers, G. F. C. Messrs.
Lenhardt Wyatt. Walter Rob
inson, Vincent Hamilton, Roy
Perry and Frank and J. M.
.Smith, from Davidson.
Mr. Ben 'Day has gone to.
Greenville to take a course in'
in Draughon's Business College.
Misses Margaret Jameson and
Mabel Henderson yisited Miss
Rdth Thackston of Liberty last
Former Pickens Man Dead
Mr Frank Rampey, former citizen of
Pickens county, diedE at, the home of
his son1, Charlie, in Piedmont last Mon
day and was buried Tluesda -.
He -vas a confedetrate soldier and en
bated from this county.
lie was shot in the headl at one time
with a minnie ball. Thie hail was never
taken out and( he carriedI it to hisa grave.
FHe was aL devout, member of thme Meth
odist church. He was a brother of
Mrs W. 0. Gaines. Hoiston and ,J. R.
Rampey of this county and his last wife
was a sister of the late treasurer Young
blood or this county. Mr. Rampev was
about 71 years old at the time of his
doeth Oed nrsympathy is extended to the
IGet our p rices an eggs, chick
esand butter. It will pay
..Craig Bros. Co.
Liberty School
Closes Session.
The closing exercises of the
Liberty High School took place
at the school auditorium Sun
day, May, 215, .1913.
Sermon preached by the Rev.
Dr. E. L. Davis, of Greenville,
S. C. In the presence of a
packed auditorium, Dr. Davis
preached a very befitting and
strong sermon taking the words
found in the 129 psalm. In his
sermon to the school, he laid
great stress upon the Bible as
the book of all books upon
moral training, and- held it up
before the graduating class as
an emblem of Truth, Love and
Fidelity the secret to all success
and the moral standard of all
Monday 4 p. m. Debate by
Calhoun Literary Society on
"Compulsory School Law."
Affirmative-Miss Nellie Robin
son and Paul McClanahan.
Negative-Alfred O'Dell and
-MIss Selma Craig.
Essay-George S. McCravey,
Reading-Misses Katye Geddy
and Hatty 1oroughs.
Orator-Ja3 Gaines and Elvin
Decision awarded the affirma
tive by the Judges Geo. E.
Cutter, J. F. Bannister and W.
J. Boggs.
Monday 8:15 p. m.-A play,
"Under the Laurels," given by
the high school pupils, was one
of the most brilliant productions
and success of a melodrama
ever given in the Town by its
school, conducted by Prof. W.
S. Richbourg, of the school. It
was a play of five acts without
the slightest evidence of timidity
or faulter, or break by thr par
ticipants, the school portrayed
to the overjoyed and packed
house of parents and friends, t
marked evidence.of talent from
the rise of the curtain upon the
first act to its fall upon the last.
. Tuesday-8:15 p. m. Gradu
ating exercises and delivery of
diplomas and presentation of
medals. The graduation class
was the largest class the school
has had in a number of years,
the auditorium was packed to
its doors with parents and
friends and were entertained by
the class with wit and mirth
known only by school boy and
Mr. Warren Smith, who
furnishes the town with electric
lights had some foar that the
hilarity of the audience was be
coming too great at one time,
thought best to- bring darkness
upon the scene, but choose a
very inopportune time leaving
the pianist who was rendering a
beautiful selection in darkness.
-But with the 'going out of the
lights anda the sweet pimissimo
strains-'rom-the piano only ad
dedi to 'the amusement of thve.
The graduating class is as
~Paul McClanahan, Homer
Alonzo Thompson, Geo. Speak
McCravey, J r., rendered the
Salutatory Address. Miss Ressie
Eleanor Boggs, gave a reading
on the History of the class,
Miss Hattie Christion Boroughs
read the Will of the class. Miss'
Willie Pet Chapman, read the
class prophecy, Miss Selma'
Estelle Craig, read the class
poem. Miss Alice Oliver Mc
Clanahan, rendered a reading.
Wayland Dewy Hutchins,
Oration. Joseph Irvin Holland,
Rev. B. G. Vaughn pastor of
the Liberty M. E. Church pre
sented the medals in a brilliant
and pastorial speech to John,
Baily whose secluded life from'
the base ball field and deep
study had won for him the
honor roll medal, and Elvin
Hambv. who had won the Pick
ens County Medal for the best
shot put.
Immediately after this Prof.
W. S. Richbourg was called to
the front and was presented by
the Rev. B. G. Vaughn a b~eau
tiful set of gold studs and cuff
buttons in behalf of the gradu
ation class as a markc of their
appreciation for his untiring ef
forts for them, and a token of
their esteem andl love,
Music was rendered by Misses
Irene L. Clark, and Calla
The hoard of education has
met and unanimlously agreed to
retain. Prof. W. S. Richbourg
for next years term for his suc
cess with the school and proof
of his diligent and never' tiring
interest in the upbuilding of the
ibehrty high school.
Pickens Mill News
Seyeral from the village at
tended the closing exercises o
the Pickens -High School or
last Friday night.
Mr. Clyde Smith, of Pelzar
was the guest of Mr. and Mrs
L. E. Hughs, of the village Sun
Several from the village wen
tr a shooting match at Mr
John Cassells recently. All re
port -rn enjoyable time.
Charles Mc Neely, who hat
been on the sick list is able t<
be out again.
We have a flourishing Sun
day School at the Pickens Mil
church every Sunday morning
ot 10:00, with Mr. Abercrombit
as superintendent. Mr. Aber.
crombie is an upright cl istian
man. May the Lord bless hin
in this noble work.
The three year old baby of
Mr. Pete Granger is very sick
at this writing.
Mr. J. A. Morrell has bought
him a fine milch cow.
Claud, the year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Hughes is very
sick at this writing.
Married at the office of Judge
Newberry on May the 31st, Mr.
Trumen Childress to Miss Corrie
Whitmire. After the ceremony
the bride and groom returned to
the home of the groom, where
a nice repast awaited them.
May joy and happiness be their
lot down the stream of life.
All of the Pickns Mill.
Mr. W. K. Swayngham and
family visited Mr. Alonzo Day,
of Easley Sunday.
Miss May and Ina Rampev of
Liberty were the guests of A.
M. Rampey, of the village Sun
'The Woman's Missionary
Society meets with the Picken
Mill every second Sunday after
noon. Let all of the ladies of
the village atten..
Let all the cortrespondanl t
from every section send in theli
weekly news, we are anxions t<
hear from them.
Let everybody join the canm
paign in swatting the fly.
Secure screens for every (oor
and window of the house. A
fly in the coffee or food nay
cause a death in your family.
Rev. C. A. Waters filled his
regular appointment at the
village church on last Saturday
night and Sunday. He preach
ed two excellent sermons. Bro.
Waters Is, an excellent man
and- a good nreacher.
Mill Boy.
Old Soldiers' Reunion.
A large crowd of Pickens
county people c ame to Pickens
Tuesd1ay to pay tribute to the
merpory of Jefferson Davis, the
first 'and only: president of the
Confederate States, and to the
old soldiers of the Iost cause,
Each year on June 3rd the
local chapter of Daugters of the
Confederacy arrange a reunion
for, the old soldiers of this county
and have appropiate ceremonies
for the occasion. The Pickens
chapter is one of the most loyal
chapters of Daughters in exist
At 10:30 o'clock Tuesdlay
morning the Pickens band
marched up main street, followv
ed by the Daughters and old
soldiers, and at 11 o'clock Judge
Bowman delivered a fine address
in the court house, after which
crosses of honor were pinned on
the coats of the veterans entitl
ed t~o them. Short talks were
made by J. E. Boggs, C. T. Mar
tin, M. L. Bionhamn and W. B.
Allgood. Rev. D. WV. Hiott
opened the ceremonies with
prayer and Rev. John T. Lewis
pronounced the benediction.
After the evercises in the court
house a bountiful dinner was
spread on the long table in the
court house grove. Most every
thing imaginable was there to
eat and the crowd did justice to
the wvholesome andl dlicious r'e
Crowded space prevents a ful
ler account of this dlelightful
occasion this week.
The Pickens b~and furnished
music during the dlay and1
many comnpliments on their
playing was made by the crowdl.
There is to be an all day sing
ing at Bethlehem 3r'd Sunday
in June. Several of the bust
leading Professors of the county
have promised to come and
make the song service a success.
The public is cordially invitedl
to attend and enjoy the singing.
Pleasant Grove News
The good rains that have re
f cently visited this section has
i given us a fairly good stand of
cotton and other growing crops.
I. A. Whitmire of this section
has the finest piece of corn that
we have seen this year. . He
has about one acre of corn that
t will average about knee high
- and is about 10 inches in the
drill. Now boys If you don't
watch out he will beat you to
3 the prize
W. A. Fortner went to Green
ville to day to pay his sons, A.
B, and J. M. Fortner a visit.
Mrs. A. C. Nalley, who has
been sick is able to be about her
house work again.
A. L. Fortner is critically ill
at this writing and his recovery
is very doubtful, as he has con
plication disease. Dr. E. C.
Stroud , of Marietta is his at
tending physician, We hope
that our doubts may be turned
to joy of his recovery,
There was a woman by the
name of Axton preached at
the home of A. C. Nalley last
night and the' report that she
had a very good crowd. The
writer did not attend and I want
to refer some of them that were
there to 7 Cor. 14, 34 and Titus
2, 3 and Tim. 2, 11.
Well Mr. Editor I will give
your paper a short answer on
why Pickens county has so
much better record than other
counties, The first place she
has enough of good people to
overcome the bad; second she is
very slow to take up with false
doctrine and her people are al
ready to fight a mean thing un
til they conquer. She has good
preachers and good lawyers and
as good school teachers as can
be found in the State any
where. Now take of this eom
bined together and the good
sensible people that live in Pick
ens and I think this is one good
reason why Pickens' record
stands so high. My father
rambled the west over when he
was a young man and came
back to Pickens county and
banght him a little farm and
llvel on it until he died. He
ing an old man at his death, he
said that Pickens c ounty was
the garden spot of the world.
with taking every thing all to
gether. So I will close with
good wishes to your paper.
A Farmer.
Healthy Liver
Makes Beauty
Famous Actress Finds that a
' Healthy Liver is Neicessary
to Good Looks and
One of the best knowvn women
of the American stag() Is writ
ing a series of articles on the
preservation of beauty, She at
taches great imp~ortance to keep
ing the liver active at all times,
and she is right. NeiI~hor good
looks nor happiness wvill stay
long witrh any man or woman
who lets the liver get lazy and
It is not always safe to take
calomel, the old liver remedy.
Doctors agree that it is a very
uncertain drug. But Pickens
Drug Co. has a remedy for sale
that they guarantee to take the
place of calomel absolutely, and!
still be harmless, causing no re
striction of hebit or diet. This
remedy is Dodson's Liver Tone. I
Dodson's Liver Tone is a'
pleasant tasting vegetable liquid
but it starts the liver gently and.
surely and relieves constipation
and biliousness so prom ptly that
it has become a' dependable re
medy in thousands of homes in
the United States. T1here are,
scores of families In this vicinity
who will note be without it inI
the house and who would not
think of starting on a trip with
out a bottle of it.
Pickens Drug Co. has sold so
much Dodson's Liver Tone that
they are convinced of its merit
and will give any person his 50
cents back, w ho buys a bottle
and does not find that it takes
the place of calomel to perfec
The Six. Mile School
At the Piedmont Union whici
will be held at Mount Pisgah
church on Saturday and Sun
day, June 28 and 29, the follow
ing topic will be discussed:
The Six Mile Baptist Acade.
my-its needs and why every
church in the a sociation should
contribute to its support. Speak
ers-J. C. Garrett, H. Dean
Singleton and E. F. Algood.
I suggest that the churches of
the Twelve Mile, Pickens and
Piedmont Associations make a
special effort at their Union
Meeting the last of June to get
up money enough to relieve the
Trustees of the Six Mile School
from their present embarrass
ment. Let us go to work on
this plan-Say let 20 mena give
their note for $100.00 each, pay
able in five years; or say 40 men
give $50.00. each, etc. We
ought to have many in the
three Associations able and
wiling to help in tJiis way.
The school property belongs
to the three Associations and
the Home Mission Board jointly.
16 v. W. M. Walker of Liberty
did a fine work in getting sub
scriptions at first,, and for the
past year or more Deacon J. C.
Garrett has been the financial
agent, going to churches in the
three Associations and pleading
for the school. He is making
great sacrifices for the school.
I hear on good authority that,
the people around Six Mile have
given very liberally to the
school, .now let others come up
to the help of the trustees.
The needs of this school ought
to appeal to every church and
to every member in the three
D. W. Hiot t,
Six Mile Dots
The people of this section are dont
planting at last and would be glad t(
see a good rain.
Readers, don't forget that we hav
preaching at this place twice eacl
month, also B. Y. P..U. every Sunda;
night, and prnyier meeting every Wyed.
nesdsy night. Come out and take a
part in the service of your Master and
see what work is being done for Him at
Six Mile.
Charlie A tkinson, a young man of 17
of whom we should be proud, preached
an interesting sermon at (Jolpen Creek
the fourth' Sunday.;4 He.,-n yd for hif,
text the first ierse of the twelfth chalp
ter of Romans. We hope and pray ho
may make a success of his undertaki.
A party who went seining last 5 ...
day from this place killed a big rattler
which had seven rattles.
There is going to be a children's day
exercise at Ding's Grope church the 4th
Sunday in this month.
-Mir. and Mirs. A.- D. blann are going
to atlend the comm nenceme3)t. exercises
at the.U. S.. (J..at Columbia. Their son
A.. U. Main graduates this 808ssion and
lie is the valedictorian of his cluss, lie
was also valedictorian of his class at the
Pickens High Sc~hool in 1909.
L. L. Boldmng of this place attended
comm ~encement at 0. F.' C. this week.
Clarence Mann attended( commence
ment of the Liberty school last week.
The many friends of Prof. S. A. Rut
ledge are sorry to know that he is sick.
A Sir~gie Man.
Crow Creek Section.
Sid'ce the recent rains crops
are looking fine. Cotton is com
ing up nice a nd nearly to a
stand. Oats and wheat are also
looking fine.
J. D. Crenshaw has about 10
acres of wheat and rye that is
fine. Fiddle Collins is also a
good farmer. HeI says he has
as fine ct-op of wheat as he has
had in years and cotton and
corn are also good. H~e is a
Services were held at Piney
Grove Baptist chuirch Satumirday
and Sunday by Mr. John Head.
I'he. Lord's Supper was admin
stored and we also hadl an 01(d
~ime foot-washing. This churchl
s only about two years old and
'las about 28 nmembers.
Miss Betty Crensha~w is very
ill at present.
J. M. Wood killed a large
rattle snake last week.
L. S. Galloway.- and Jim
Thomas went fishing last week
and'caught 206 fish.
Old TIimes.
Latest News of General- interet, That
Has Been Collected From Many
Towns- and Counties:
Newberry.-The commissioners oft
the sinking' fund sold $49,000 of New.'
berry county bonds to R. M. Grant of
New York for $49,601 with accrued
Interest at 5 per cent for 20 years.
Clio.-Daniel Easterling, a promin.
ent citizen of Ma4boro county,, was
severely shocked by lightning at'
Red Bluff recently during a severe'
slectric flash, but soon partially recov
Lexington,-John McAllister, a no
rro wanted by Sheriff Douglass of
Chesterfield county on the charge of:
larceny was captured by Sheriff Simi
J. Miller at Parr Shoals and was'
brought to Lexington.
Fort Mill.-Mr. A. Sydney White,
one of the oldest residents of Fort .:
Mill township, died after an illness o
about three weeks. He was n'early 80
years of ago and had been nearly in
capacitated for several years.
Union.-The oratorical contest for
the Duncan medal, offered by Mayor'
T. C. Duncan, was the feature of the
first evening's entertainment of the
closing exercises of the high school'
several days ago.
Camden.-The closing exercises of
the Camden graded schools were held
recently. The feature was the ad
dress by Mendel L. Smith, speaker of
the house of representatives and cap;
didate for governor, on "Education
the Greatest Public Benefactor."
Washington.-Two South Carolina.
postmasters were nominated by Pros,
ident Wilson. They were James A.
Cannon, at Fountain Inn, and E. C.
Betihea, at Latta. In each ease they
were the ehoico of the Congressmen
of the districts in which the offices are
Elloree.-This section was visited,
by one of the fiercest hail stoams ever
known recently. One mile below here
the crops are destroyed, corn being
whipped to pieces, while the cotton,
most of it, cut off at the ground.
Many places beds were found to be
six and eight inches deep.
Anderson.-the second trip of An
derson's annual trade excursion left
this city June 3, bound for Belton,
Iva, Due West, Greenville, Honea
Path, Lowndesville and various points
I in this section. About 125 to 150
business men of Anderson formed the
party. The seoond regiment band
accompanied the excursionists.
Charleston.-During the progress of
an amateur baseball game at Hamp
ton park, the baseball grounds of the
Oharleston club, trhe grandstand
caught fire and burned to the ground
before the arrival of th'e fireien.
There were many spectators in the
stand at the time the blaze was dis
covered, but no one was hurt.
Union.-A very large dam is to be
built at once on Broad river about
one mile above Lockhart Mills to fur
nish power for the great enterprise
there. This power developing plan is
to be done by the Lockhart Power
Company which has awarded the con
tract to construct a solid masonry
dam 'across Broad river.
St. Matthews.-Trhe army worm has
begun an early invasion in this com
mnunity. The farms of 0. W. Fairey
and J. M. Heolman are being vigorous
ly attacked, all crops, grasses and
foliage of every kind being com
pletely annihilated. Poison is being
freely used to destroy and prevent fur
f'her depredations. Considerable ap
prehension is felt among the farmers.
Canmden.--Miss Kate Simpson, the
rural supervisor and county organizer
o fthe Girls' Tomato clubs, has been
-working ,for several months in or
ganizing the Totato club. of this*
county, and has met with success at
every, hand. On her club Tolls are
girls fromn all sections of the county,
and Miss Simpson hse succeeded in
arranging a very attractive prize ist,
the donations being readily contribut
ed by he merchants of this county.
H1am pon.-Tho muulLlatLed body of
Richard Henry Austin, which had been
hanging from tho limb of a tree En
Hampton's beautiful court house
square, has been cut down. The
body was wrapped in a s'heet, placed
in a cotinn and hauled to the p)otter''
field where it was buried without cere
mony. The eilzens of Hampton are
glad that the aight has 'been removed
and Quiet restored.
Columnbla.-The Hiomekeepers' as
sociation held -its last meeting of the.
sumnmer several days ago, adjouminug
until fall, wjhen It will take up work
with the renewed strength and enthu
Masm whiloh the vacation season aad
the summer's rest will intuse into the
Ohester.--T~he Chester people were
greatly pleased to hear from the
South Carolina railroad commission
that trains Nos. 7 andl 8 on the Oaae.
lina & Northwestern railwary, now
running between Lenoir and Gastenia,
would be ordered run from the latter
place on down to Chester.
Chester.-At a meet~ing of the board
of trustees of the Ri'chburg high
school, Prof. Joe P. Moore was eleet
ed principal for next year. Prof.
Moore is a Davidson college graduate
and for the past two years has been
principal of the Edgemoor high
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