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Reports of Heavy Damage to Crops.
Great Holes Made Bven in Tin
News and Courier.
Lane's, WilliamsburgCountj, June
19.-The section of country tra
versed by the hail storm of yester
day aftornoon has been heard from.
Shingles on the house tops were
split off and great. holes made in the
roofs. Even roofs covered with tin
by the large stones coming down
with such rapidity and force. Win
dow blinds and sashes were also
ahatteitd on the north side of the
Quantities of chickens were killed
and all fruit stripped from the trees.
The bark was knocked off of pine,
oak tnd other trees, where the hail
stones struck them. C,rii and cot
ton is badiy beaten down, and noth
ing but the stalks, with an occaaional
leaf, is visible, though it is thought
these will put out and yet make a
half crop or more.
This morning at 9 o'clock there
were still a good many hail stones in
secluded spots, measuring two in.
ches in diameter, notwithstanding I
the warmth of the night. The path
of the storm is very perceptible, hav
ing a dead, hazy appearance, on ac
count of the thinness of the tree
branches. Only those who witnessed
the downpour of ice could appreci.
ate its magnitude and it is to be
hoped this section will not have
another such visitation soon.
Orangeburg, June 19- Reports are
that the hail storm was especially
severe in the St. Matthew's and Mid
dIe St. Matthew's sections. Sev3ral
tobacco farms are said to have been
practically ruined, and corn and
cotton badly damaged. Numbers of
farmers sustained severe loses from
Florence, June 18.-This town
and county was visited by a terrible
rain, hail and electric storm last
last night till after 4 o'clock this
morning doing considerable damage
to electric light wires, telegraph and
telephone instruments, and unnerv.
ing a large number of people. It
was one of the worst storms of its I
kind ever known here.
The hail did great damage to
growing crops, especially tj tobacco,
corn and cotton. A number of farm
ers have reported heavy damage.
Spartanburg, June 19.-A hail
storm swecpt over the farms of
Mrs David Cuan, George Frey and
E llis Collins last night about 9 o'clock.
lt. wa~s very narrow, but qitoi des
St Stepheni's, Berkeley CJounty.
June 19.-A terrific hail storm
passed over this section of the
county last night, play iaig havoc with
the crops.
Cotton and corn are badly injured,
and tobacco niearly entirely ruined.
Gjov. Chamberlain Knows.
llichmnda Noews Leador.
We do not go quite so far as Mr.
Chamberlain. We (do not think the
negro should be left absolutely at
the mercy and to the treatment of
the Southern white people. We
white people the world over are likely
to fali into tyrannical and aggress
ive habits in onr dealings with some
other race, unless there is some check
upon us of outside criticism and oh.
miervation. Navertheless, Mr. Cham-.
berlain in his gemieral notions is ab.
siolutely correct. He has learned
practical sense and knowledge from
practical experisnce, hardest but
surest of all schools. Probalbly he
has looked into the mont hs of more
revolvers than anay man now living,
anmd he has leuarnedi that the white
maui is strong and tierce and remorse
less when his way is disputed and
will be master wherever he is, so
long as there is breath in his body
or blood in his veins.
The Fair Association will soon be.
gin work in improving the buildings
on the Fair (Grounds in (Cnlnmbia.
Dr. George B. Cromer, President, Delivers
Annual Address-Meeting at White
The first meeting of the State
Teachers' Association, which con.
vened in annual session. at White
Stone Lithia Springs last week, was
held on Wednesday night, when the
annual address was delivered by Dr.
George B. Cromer, president of the
Association. The following in re
gard to the addre-s is from the cor
respondent of the State:
The address was timely, forcible
and eloquent-just such a speech as
would be expected from this brilliant
young orator and educator. He
took the statistics given showing 18
per cent. of population ovor 10
years of age unable to read and
,vrite. He claimed that our duty as
.eachers is not so much with the 18
per cent. of illiteracy, but with the
32 per cent. of literacy-the people
Nho realize that something ought to
>e done and are best preparud to do
iomething. The speaker next dis
ussed the teacher as a citizen,
ihowing it to be bis duty, not only
*o teach but to be a citizon-to take
>art in the affairs of his community,
o lead in every effort to upbuild the
ndustries, to purify the politics, and
.o improve the social conditions of
;he country. The teacher must con
,ribute his share toward the social
)onditions of the country. The
eacher must contribute his share
oward the social salvation of his
tate. Examinations and other mere
nechanical tests fail to reach the
>upil. The teacher must be clean,
)ure and upright, and so come in
iontact with his pupils that he in
)resses his own personality upon
hat of the student.
President Cromer's address was
)arnest, eloquent and inspiring. He
a an ornament to the calling and a
yower in the profession of teaching
n this State.
One noticeable feature of this
neeting is the very large attendance
)f college men. In the past they
iave stood aloof somewhat, and this
!ttitude seemed to make a breach be
,ween the common school and the
iollege which injured both and
worked to the detriment of the com
non school students. There seemp
iow to be the beginning of the un
fying and co-ordinating of the edu
sational forces of the State, which
mngurs good for all.
[~he Seizure of Vehicles in Which Illegal
Liquors Is BeIng Transported.
Jolumbia cor. News and Courier.
The Supreme Court has rendered
in opinion of much importance in
tonnection with the seizure of liquor
y constables. It was a case from
spartanb)urg entitled Mattie Moore
/s Ben WV. Eubanks. The contable
iad seized a vehicle lieged to have
>cen used in unlawfully transport
nig liquor anid, according to thle
usual custom, confiscated it. An ac
ion of claim and delivery was insti
~utedl in the Circuit Court, which
lecided that such action could not
>e taken, but that if the property
was recovered at all it would have to
e through the Governor or State
Board of Control, which had been
the procedure in such cases,
An appeal wvas taken to the Su
preime Court, which holds that an
action of claim and deolivery might
be brought to test whether the
seiziure of liquors by dispensary con
itables was in accordance with law
or not, no other remedy for an al
leged seizure b)eing p)rovided in the
liepensary law.
This upsets the whole procedure
heretofore and is likely that many
eases will arise on the contention
that vehicles and liquor had been ille
gally seized. T1here is a case of that
sort in Columbia now.
Mr. P. B. Mitchell, who lived near
Belton, ended his life with a shot
gun last Monday. He was mentally
unbalanced and had been in the St ate
Hospital. He leaves a wife.
But For One Juror Jett Would Have Been
Convicted-Change of Venue
To Cynthiana.
Jackson, Ky., June 19.-But for
one juror Curtis Jett would have been
convicted here to-day for the mnrder
of J. B. Marcum, and a majority of
the jury also favored the conviction
Thomas White. Both are tonight
almost 100 miles from home in jail,
at Lexington, and their next trial will
be at Cynthiana, more than 100 miles
from Jackson, away from the moun.
tains and the Blue Grass region, un.
der very different conditions from
those existing in Breathitt County.
The interest in the change of venue
today was second only to the verdict.
Whne Judge Redwine refused to
hear arguments on the change of loca
tion it was stated by many in the
Court House that the presiding J udge
had heard from Governor Beckham,
who is generally believed to have had
something to do with the change of
venue to Harriaon County, which is
in the 18th judicial district of Ken
tucky, whore J. J. Osborne is the Cir
cuit Judge, L. P. Fryer is the Oom.
monwealth's attorney, and the sheriff
and other Court officers are also fa.
vorably known. With such general
confidence in the surroundings of tha
next trial there is a general belief
here that "Every t hing is for the best
after all." If the verdict had been
one of conviction the residents here
feel that violence would have fol
lowed and that it would have exten
ded to others than witnesses, jurors
and those who had taken part in the
proseoution. Col Williams is at
Frankfort tonight couferring with
the Governor regarding the with
drawal of the trops. It is under
stood that he has advised the Gover
nor that no number of troops can
stop the lurking fire bugs or hidden
assassins, but that at least one com
pany should be kept, in Jackson as
long as Provost Marshal Lougmire
is kept in charge of the town.
There is a feeling of relief here to
night so far as old scores are con
cerned, but there qtill a reign of
terror bece beiieved that
"others I ked."
The Coming Annual Meeting at White
Stone Springs and the Great
Western Trip.
Special to The State.
Spartanburg, June 20.-President
E. H. Aull of the State Press Asso
ciation spent Wednesday in the city
on his way to White Stone Springs,
where he went to confer with Pro.
prietor Jas. T. Harris of that water.
ing place in regard to the approach
ing meeting of the association at that
place. All plans and arrangements
were placed into detail looking to
ward the pleasure and convenience
of the newspaper men when they
visit White Stone. After the end of
the meeting those of the association
who desire can take the trip to Den.
ver, Col., which has been admirably
p)lannIed by Mr. Auli. The party
will leave Columbia in a private cP.r
on .July '21 at i a. mn , t aking the route
via Spartanburg and Asheville and
Knoxville to Louisville, where the
first stop will be made. Louisville
will be reached at 8 a. mn., and the
day will he spent in that city. At 8
p. mi. the party will leave for St.
Louis, ini which city the grounds of
the Louisiana Purchase exposition
will be visited. TLhe officers of the
exposition have invited the members
of the association to visit the grounds
undler their escort.
After a day ini this city, the party
will leave at night for Kansas City,
wvhere the nemxt day will be spent.
They will proceed( t hence t o Colorado
Springs and( visit Pike's Peak and
the Gardent of the Gods. From
(Joloradlo Springs they go to D)enver,
where several days wvill b)e spent in
sight seeing. On returning the trip
will he the same as far as St L.ouis.
From there the route taken wvill be
via Martin, TLenn, Nashville andl Chat
tanooga and Atlanta, from the latter
city to Columbia. Stops will be
made at Nashvi lla and Chanog.a
Items of More or Less Interest Condensed
In the State.
In a thunder storm in Marion
county last week a barn belonging to
J. W. Holliday, at Gallivant's Ferry,
was struck by lightning and burned
to the ground, fifteen mules and a
horse and cow perishing in the flames,
the loss being about $6,000, without
The C. &. W. C. trestle over Little
River near Lowndesville was set on
fire by a passenger train and burned
on Thursday.
The Adjutant General's depart
inent has finished its inspection of
the State militia. An excellent con
dition of the troops is reported.
Johnson Smith, a negro living
near Jonesville, while on his way
from a harvest field Thursday riding
a mule and carrying a scythe, was
thrown from his mule and fell on the
scythe, cutting off his right hand.
"6hug" Calhoun, colored, was shot
and killed near Greers Thursday
morning by Mary Dent., a negress
whom he was pursuing after running
her out of a room where she was fight
ing another negress a friend of Cal
boun's. Calhoun tired at the fleeing
woman, when she returned his fire
with deadly effect.
The Supreme Court has dismised
the appeal in the case from Hamptoi
of H. 0. Box, convicted of man
slaughter, and Box, a farmer of some
standing in Hampton, will serve his
sentence in the Penitentiary for (he
killing of J. H. McCreary.
Mr. Roosevelt will Endeavor to Couuter
act their Effect on his Campaign.
Washington, D. C., June 20.
When the pending investigation of
the affairs of the postoffice depart
ment shall have been completed a
full report of it will be made to
President Roosevelt by the Post
master General. It is understood
to be the present intention of the
President to make the report public,
accompanying it with a statement of
his own, reviewing the proceedings,
and making such comments upon it
as he may deem advisable.
Washington, June 20--An jnves
tigation will be made of the money
order bureau and the (lead letter
office. Both of these bureaus handle
considerable money, and the investi
gation is a measure of precaution.
There are no specific cuarges. CJoun
sel for the two competing bidders
for the contract for printing the
money order forms, the bids, which
led to Superintendent Metcalf's die
missal, have been asked to submit
their briefs to the department as
soon as possible in order to enable
early action on the contract. Post
master General Payne said today
that he had made no final decision on
Mr. Metcalf's appeal for the reopen.
ing of his case.
Funeral of ant Ex-Slave.
Columbia cor. News and Courier.
A very striking illustration of the
feeling of Southern white people to
wards former slaves and of their re
sp)ect for those colored people who
deserve it occurred in this city Thuiirs
day. A negro woman, 56 years old,
named Amelia D)avi9, who had beeni
the faithful servant of Mrs. Edmund
Davis, died on Richlanid street. The
funeral was held anid Mrs. Davis
showed her regard for the constancy
and devotion of the negress in dleath,
as she had done during her Jife. A
white preacher conducted the ser
vices, prom ineunt white businessIme
were the pallbearers andl the body
was interred in E'lmwood Cemetery,
the burying ground of the white peo
ple of the city. Not only that, but
the store of E. P. & F. A. Davis was
closed dluring the funeral. The
Rev. MarL L. Carlisle, of the Wash
ington Street Methodist Church,
conducted the funeral exercises and
the pallbearers were: E. P., F. A.
and P. B. Davis, P. H. Lachicotte,
J. M. Green and C. M1 ow.
Items of More or Less Interest Condensed
Outside the State.
The Czar of Russia han officially
welcomed King Peter as Sovereign
of Servia, but in his welcome insis
ted that he proceed to investigate the
"abominable misdeed" which made
his election possible-the murder of
the former rulers-and that he "mote
out rigorous punishment to those
traitorous criminals" who committed
the foul deed.
Booker T. Washington has called
upon President Roosevelt to consult
with him concerning an invitation
which Washington has received from
Lord Gray, of the British South
African Co., to visit Africa and make
a stuly of racial conditions in Brit
ish territory. It is not thought
Washington will go.
The postoilico department will re
sume the establishment of new rural
mail delivery routes after the first of
July. The matter was held up for
a time on account of a deficiency in
the ap-propriation for this branch of
the service.
Fourteen men were killed and thir
teen injured in London Thursday by
an explosion in the Lyddite factory at
the Woolwich Arseil The explo
sini is attributed to the bursting of
a shell.
The rite of diticount of the Bank
of England mis been reduced from
3, to 3, the strengt h of the bank's
reserve being regarded as fully justi
fying the reduction.
Au I linois Central passenger train
collided with a froight near Raymond,
Illinois, Tbursday night, killing ten
people, including both engineers and
firemen and a mail clerk.
Count Cassini, the Russian ambas
sador to the United States, has given
out an interview in which he says
that lie is gr4tified that a more rea
sionable view now prevails in this
country in regard to the Kischineff
massacre. The prompt and energetic
measures taken by his government,
he says, conclusively proves that it
did not connive at the slaughter.
Another attachment has been gran
ted by the Supreme Court of New
York against, Frank A. Umsted of
Worcester, Mass., for a $50,000 note
of John L. MeLaurin's, which Ums
ted endorsed.
Since the accession of King Peter
to the throne of Servia the United
States and England have practically
broken dipolmatic relations with that
Er.rnest Chemic and Miss Jennie
Brennan, two young people engaged
to be married, committed suicide at
Scranton, Pa., on Sunday, because
another woman had sought to hold
Ohemic to an alleged engag~ement.
The girl took poison, the man shot
George Marvin was mortally in
jured by an accidental explosien whbile
preparing to blow up a safe in Joliet
viule, Ind.
Health reports from Cuba indIicate
that small pox and yellow fever have
dlisappeared, but that consumpt ion
is on the increase.
T1he great cotton mill strike at
Lowell, Mass., has been called off by
the Textile Union. Theastrike began
on March 30th and involved about
17,000 operatives. It. has cost in
wages ab)out $1,300,00)0.
A F'ederal J udge in Alabama has
held that the statue permitting
peonage as the result of a conviction
for crime is contrary to the UJnited
States Constitution, andl has in
structedi the grand jury to bring in
indictments where the law has been01
Fine Liquor-.
A South Dakota editor has two
sublscrib)ers' who fre<quently get fuill,
and every time they get in that con
dition they come and1 pay a year's
subscription mn advance. One of
them is credited to 1941. The d1is.
tiller who makes that b)randl can get
his advertisements on easy terms in
all the country papers. -Memiplis
In the Case of Win. Conkle, for Attempt to
Assault, Published by Request of
Young Woman's Relatives.
Following is the testiiony in the
case of the State vs. Wim. Conkle,
attempt to aasault, taken it the pre
liminary hearing before Magistrate
Chappell, and which is here pub
lislied at the request of relatives of
Miss Mainie Bobb, daughter of
Wim. Bobb, the young woman upon
whom the alleged assault was made
near her home in No. io Township,
onl the 9th day of May. Conkle
was bound over to the circuit court
by Magistrate Chappell and releaied
on a bond of $,;x. The youting
woman's relatives state that they
believe their family was done am
injustiee by Magistrate Chappell's
talk in giving his reasons for hold
ing Conkle, which was printed in
The Herald and News, and for this
reason they request the testinony
be printed. It is as follows:
TIlE ''.41'sTlONY.
William Conkle pleaded "not
MISS MAMI. 1nnl1t,
sworn, said oi direct examination
by Mr. Dominick: live in Newber
ry County with my fthter. On the
9th day of this notith had been
over to Aunt Marv's. about half
hour by sun. Was by myself. O1
way back saw Will Conkle behind
me poing im saine direction. Had
shot gun in his hand. Caught up.
Heard something benmd mlle
Looked back it was hian. Asked
me to stop, lie watnte(l to see ie
Told himin to see me light here.
Took me by the arm and said if I
didn't go lie would hurt mle. Go
into the pines with mie. (Irlabbed
me on arm. Half way (rtig mne off.
Throwed tme down. Kept on scuf
fling. Finally turned mie loose be
cause I kept crying and told him if
he didni't. let me loose lie better had .
Was about half mile from home.
When got home didt't (10 anything.
Mother is dead. Father living.
Didn't tell him because he has
heart trouble and knew it would
kill him. First personl was Miss
Mary Griflin next morning. All
this happened inl Newberry Couin
On cross examination by Mr.
Blease: Was at my father's house.
Was at Miss Mary Griflin's when
come home. Conkle knew I was
there because lie saw mle when I
went over to Antit Carrie's Went
from there back to Aunt Mary's.
Next time saw Conkle was down at
the scuffle. Saw Conkle first behind
ie. He called me. That was
what first attractedl my attentionl.
Fuss did iiot attract. But that titme
had seen Conikie at Cousin Carliie's
He wasn't (doinig an ything. I never
done nothitng. D)on' t remember
seeing him sharpening razor. Didnt
go in tile romi where he was to see
a p)icture. IDo you remember oni
one occasioni whten Conkle wvas ini
yard at Johnt Crossoni's? Didn't
see him fixing bicycle. Have never
sat on Conikle's lap. IDotn't remnem
ber seeing hmim at ('rosson's fixing.
bicycle. I lave been at Johni Cros-j
son's not many times- a coup)le.I
Didn't know Conkle was there.
Saw him there otnce or twice. Noth -
ing wrong between mec anid Will as
I know of. Hie has tiot been comn
ing to see ime. D)o not remember
ani occasion when lie was passintg
alonig in fronit of NI r. Griflini's house
andl hadl coniveruationi withI hint
about o00 yards from the honse.
Deny that 1 Iavent't been knowing
Conkle a year. II ave beeni k nowinig
him about io mionthis. lDon't know
how long lie has been living at
John Crosson's D)on't kntow where
he was living when I first knew
him. D)on't knmow~ where Conkle
was when I left thle hiouse otn t he
the 9th. Att certain lie did tnot get
his gun and leave the house before
I did. A few wordls passedl bet ween
us~ in the house. MIadle excuse for
his bare feet. Carrie Crossoni andl
i ck Crossoni were presenit. D idn' t
tell imi what titme I would leave.
No other conversation at all. Didn't
see ConkIe get heiz gtin anid leave
the house. Ab'out one and one
fourth miles fror.; Crossotn's to
where I live. 'Was by myself. Siun
was ab)out thtree-fouirths of an hour
high when I left Was looking for
nobody. I'irst thinig attractedh my
attenition was Conikle calling. D)id
not expect it. Nothing hadl been saidl
at the house. Said he watnted to see
mec a little bit. Thent took mue by
left arm with his left hand. Not
very fat from) the pines thetn-about
one-half mile frome Crossotn' s, half
mile from home. Nearest hotuse
wasn't half milc. Was b'i dark
p)lace, Was only patch of pines be
tween our house and Mrs. G;riffin's.
-He itl me if I did't go lie would
hurt me. Didn't ask any questions.
Just said he wanted to see mne a
little. Then made me go in pines
not so far. * * * Didn't at
tempt to strangle or shoot. Didn't
do anything to make mne insensible.
Knew all the time what he was do
ing. Turned me loose because I
kept crying and told him he better
had. Let me loose of his own ac
cord and I went on home. He
didn't say anything. I didn't say
anything. Didn't kiss him good
bye. Father was at hone when I
got there. Didn't say anything
about it till next day. KnowJ. W.
Bolb. First told Aunt Mary. Isn't
it a fact that J. W. Bobb and some
one else examined tracks? Yes, sir.
I was going to Aunt Mary's to tell
her when they were down there, but
didn't know they were there. They
were tlure examining tracks before
I told them They did not come to
m)e and make me tell. Have four
brothers, grown men. They know
Will Conkle and I told them about
this matter.
who is ati aunt of Miss Mamie Bobb,
swortn, Said: Live in Newberry
Couity. Know Mamie Bobb, my
miece. She liv,es about a mile from
my) house. Very often visits me.
\W7as at my house on 9th of June,
left half hour by sun. Conkle was
not there. Saw him going down
road right behind Mamie. Was
walking peart right after her with
gu in his hand. Never heard any
thing about alleged assault till she
caie and told mie about it. In con
sequence of what I was told, I went
Aown the road to the place of the
scutffle. Oscar Bobb, her brother,
was with tme. Saw signs of a ter
rible scuffle in the pines
Cross examination by M r. Blease:
Never looked alotg for tracks.
Went right for place. * * *
sworn said: On 9th of June was at
home. Saw Matnie Bobb just after
she got in big road in front of my
house about half or three-quarter of
an hour by sun Didn't see Conkle.
First heard about it next morning
between to and i i. Manie Bobb
told be. Went there and examined.
* * *
L. A 11111,
a brother of Miss Manie Bobb,
sworn, said: First heard about al
leged crimie next morning about to
o'clock. Sister, Mamie Bobb, told
tme. Ex[ -iined ground. Broke
pretty bad, signs of struggle. After
noon before saw Conkle go in front
of iy house about. half hour by sun.
My house is back off from the road.
Conkle was going the way my sis
ter was going. It reply to ques
tions by Magistrate: Examination
of tracks took place after Uncle
Geotge came down adtl seen them.
Her tracks were in front. Exami
nation took place while she was go
ing up to Aunt Mary's to tell it.
MIr Doiminick stated lie had
other testimony b)ut it was merely
comu tla t ive.
Case of Jett at. White Having beena Re-.
moved to Another County, Talk of
Prosecutions for lBrlbery
and Perjnry
,J acson, K y, Junne 2().--Smooe t he
removal of Jott and White to Lexing
ton and t ho prospect of anot hor trial
in another county beyond the scene
of the fond influence thero is con
siderable talk here of prosecutions
for perjury and1( bribery. It. is said
that ai move is ona foot to swear out
warrants at once for thle arrest of
mnon ini high pilias for bribery, per
jury atnd being accessory to the Mar
cumi muitrder before the fact. TIhe
sitnattioni is still oneo of apprehenirsioni.
The foreman of the grand jnry that
indicted ,Jett rand WVhite~ has boen
threatened;- anid thle soldiers wore
stationeds around( hais haouso l ast night
as well as around that of Hladdix,
who testified to seeing (Jrawford antd
T'harpel, teamtiste'rs for the Ilargis
brothers, comuaintg from the Ewen
Hotel just hoefore thle lire was dis
coveredl. Anxiety is felt for other
witnesses and jurora, anid the provost
matratl will continue holding Jack
son under martial law.
A young man by tht lnme of
Strickbond was shot from amibush
near Page's Mills a few daya ago and
sligh t ly woundedd. ILt is thought the
silwotinig was the result of an old1
feuid andn t hat murder will result.
T1he board of regents of the State
Hiosp1itatl for the Inaatne have deoided
to commence wvork at once on a new
building for wvhite women. Th'e
building will be called the Talley,
for Dr. A. N. Talley.

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