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The death cells in the South Carolina
State prison at Columbia were \
empty Friday night. j
i On that day the sole occupant since i
prison officials decided to remove all I
prisoners not under sentence to die i
-on a definite date to the ordinary a
cell blocks, paid the penalty for his \
offense against the laws of the state.
Shortly after 10 o'clock Friday morn- t
ing, Frank M. Jeffords, one of the j
slayers of J. C. Arnette, his pArtner >1
in business, marched out of the cell t
?rVii/?V> Vio Viar? ncennierl since earlv T
last summer. At 10:17 o'clock he 1
sat in the chair of .death and at
10:20 the electric current that snuffed s
out his lif^ was turned on. The c
curren was gradually increased from
500 to 1.900 volts and four minutes
later attending physicians announced
that tho- state's claim against
Jeffords had been collected. Jeffords t
wife claimed his body.
Jeffords, according to prison #officials,
was one of the calmest men ^
v that ever went to the electric chair ?
in this state. He stood with his (
hands behind his back, his legs ^
spread slightly apart and leanng j
slightly forward, while Capt. Rob- j
erts, of the prison guard, read to ,
him the death warrant. Newspaper ^
correspondents, who with Capt. Rob- ^
erts were the only persons present (
in the cell when the warrant was r
read, stood wth bared heads. All '
felt the tensity of the situation. But ^
man mAof /?An/*OmO^ in
If^IiyiUO) VllC man iuvov wuvv???vm ? ^
the whole affair, showed not a trace
of emotion. (
"Have you anything to ays?" the
captain of the guard asked the con- t
denrned man.
"Nothing, sir, except that you see ^
that my grip is sent on," was the {
reply. He added that fys belongings y
were in his grip in the cell except
his Bible, which he said, would be
there when the prison officials came {
for the bag. i
Two letters in his pockets he asked
be turned over to his brother.
This was done without the contents
being made public.
Entering the chamber where his
execution was to take place, Jeffords '
again was the calmest person pres- 2
ent. IJe walked firmly and as he near- 2
ed greeted the two score witnesses 1
with cool "good morning gentlemen." ]
' Seated in the chair he said that he j
I wanted all to see in his execution 1
1 an example and that he was ready '
to go. Then he repeated, the Twenty- J
third Psalm and as he added the 2
word "Amen" the current was turned ^
on. 1
While Jeffords was being executed,
Ira Harrison, confessed slajrar of
Arnette and under sentence t<r die on
February 16, unless the supreme
court interferes, lay in a state of j
semi-consciousness in the prison hos- (
pital. Harrison has been in this condition
for more than two weeks. He <
was sentenced to die along with
Jeffords but an appeal to the supreme ]
court resulted in a stay of execution
and Governor Harvey reprieved him j
until February 16.
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Visitors at Cedar Swamp. ^
Those who returned to the Cedar
Swamp community, the old home of J
most of them, to spend Christmas
are : Miss Maybelle Rembert, Lander
College: Mr. William Brown, Pres
byterian College; Mr. Jack McCullough,
Atlanta Dental College; Mr. ,
. and Mrs. R. I. Snowden,? Delmar, j
ft Del.; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. j
I Chandler, Murrel's Inlet; Mr. and j
I Mrs. W. N. Blakeley, Trio; Mr. W. <
f M. McCullough and Mrs. Annie Mc- }
Cullough, Nesmith; Mr. and Mrs. M.
I L. McCullough, Whitmire; Mr. and <
Mrs. M. C. Hemingway, Mrs. Naman ,
Crosby, Andrews; Mr. Snowden Rem- ]
bert, St. Stephens; Miss Dolorese j
McNeil, Mrs,. Jack Coker and Mr. ,
Wilbur Phillips, Columbia; Mr. and j
Mrs. William Chandler, Henry. 1
The United States supreme court ;
has decided that Japanese cannot be 1
naturalize^ in the United States and :
cannot become citizens of this coun-p
try. This new ruling will affect not <
only Japanese in this country, but ]
also alj Japanese who by reason'of :
army or navy service with American j
' forces during the late war were I
""'granted citizenship. 1
On last Friday evening Mrs. Bertha
5. Wolfe and Dr. H. B. Hood were
juietly married by the Rev. John
Rldout, Jr., at the rectory. Ijnmeliatelv
after the ceremony the cousle
left by automobile for Florence,
vhere they took train for Philadel)hia,
the home of the groom.
Dr. Hood is a graduate of the Uninf
Pennsvlvania. He was en
^aged in Government work for a
lumber of years as a veterinarian,
ie came to Kingstree about a year
md a half ago to take up state
veterinary work, which he has since
erv ably and successfully conduct#!.
Mrs. Hood, before her marirage to
he late C. W. .Wolfe, former editor
ind owner of The County Record,
vas Miss Iiertha Hodge. She has
nade her home in Kingstree for a
lumber of ^ears where she is well
mown to everybody.
Dr. and Mrs. Hood will return here
ihoKjtly to take up their future resi-1
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A pretty, though simple, wedding
ook place in the presence of a large
ircle of relatives and friends at the
country home of Mr. and Mrs. H. J.
Williamson, Sunday afternoon, De-'
ember 24th, at six o'clock, when their
laughter, Myrtle Wilhelmina, became
he bride of David Charles Epps. The
iring room and hall were attractive
n Christmas greens and potted plants,
i bank of Christmas greens and j
Christmas flowers made a beautiful
>ackground before which the young
:ouple stood to make their vows.)
rhe Rev. Frank C. Hawkins, "pastor
>f the bride, performed the ceremony,
ising the impressive ring ceremony
>f the Baptist church.
The bride wore an attractive suit
>f blue with harmonizing accessories.
Mrs. Epps is the youngest daugher
of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Williamion
and is admired by a host of
xiends for her attractive personality
md who are glad to know that shej
will make her home in their midst.,
Mr. Epps is a prosperous youngj
jlanter of the Bethel community and1
t member of an old and prominent
family of this county.
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On Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock!
Miss Ossie Epps, daughter of Mr.
md Mrs. James Epps of this place
md Dr. G. T. Pugh of Winthrop Colege
were quitely married at the
lome of the bride, the ceremony beng
performed by the Revs. E. Z.
Tames, J. P. Patton, relatives of the
)ride and her pastor, the Rev, J. P.
fnabnet. After the ceremony Mr.
ind Mrs. Pugh left for points in
Florida. After January 1st they
vill be at Jiom^ in Rock Hill.
Christmas Marriages.
The persons named below were
nfrried by Judge W. E. Snowden
luring the Yuletide season.
Mr. Charlie Jarvis and Miss Ethel
Gordon, both of Hemingway.
Mr. Coker McKen&ie, Cades, and
Vliss Myrtie McCutchen, Scranton.
Mr. Monroe Scurry and Miss Magjie
Payrott, both of Lake City.
Mr. Hagood Welch, Turbeville, and
Vliss Lillie Mae Miles, Coward.
Mr. Jasper McDaniel and Miss
Rubie Barrineau, both of Kingstree.
Mr. Hammie McCutchen and Miss
^.ddie McCIary, both of Kingstree.
Less Fertilizer Used.
' The Columbia State says: Considerably
less fertilizer has been used
jy farmers in South Carolina this
pear than was used last year, acordmg
to figures on the fertilizer tag
ax collection from the office of Samael
T. Carter, state treasurer.
Through December of this year the
collection on the tax was $128,643.55
is compaged with $149,570.42* through
December of 1921. This giv^i a difference
of $20, 926.87 and at the rate
jf 25 cents tax a ton means approximately
84,000 tons less fertilizer used
this year than last.
"A comparison of the figures this
year with 1920 shows a big drop in
the use by farmers of the state. In
1920 the tax collections was approximately
$270,000 on
compared with $128,643.5^P^December
8 of this y?ar, a difference of
approximately $141,540. *This would
indicate that in 1920 approximately
564,000 more tons of fertilizer were
used than in 1920."
Items of Interest During the Past S
I .
Rome, Dec. 26.?Messrs* William
Turbeville and Baker Wilson of Wof- i
i ford College and Flint Rhem of Clem* (
j son College are spending the hpli- s
j days at their respective homes. I
; Col. and Mrs. Holmes B. Springs c
.and children," Louise and Holmes, Jr., t
of Greenville, are visiting Mrs. s
Springs' parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. I. r
Wilson. f
Miss Mabel Chandler, who is teach- c
ing at Cross, is spending the holidays;
with her father, Mr. B. B. Chan- f
dler. i
Mr. and Mrs. James Johnson and I
son. of Georgetown, are visiting rel- j
atives here. s
F. R. Hemfngway, Esq., of Kings- e
| tree, is spending the holidays with c
his mother, Mrs. A. B. Hemingway. 1
Rev. and Mrs. G. K. Way and 1
daughter, Harriet, are visiting Mrs. f
Way's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B.
Floyd at Floydale. J
Mrs. Westcott of Summepyille, s
spent last week with her sister, Mrs. g
Cary Rollins. . f
Prof, and Mrs. 0. M. Mitchell of \
Fletcher Memorial school near Mc- a
Coll, are here for the holidays. Mrs. t
1 Mitchell is^t present ill trith the flu. d
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wil- b
son of Kingstree, at the home of Mr. f
and Mrs. Turbeville, on December 15. t
a son, Robert Harry, Jr. r
John J^ Snow, Jr., of Elkin, N. C.. x
is at home for the holidays.
Dr. and Mrs. P. S. Thomas of ii
Great Falls, are visiting the latter'.* $
parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. I. Wilson.
Mr. and Mrs. Cary Rollins and son.
and Mr. W. C. Rollins spent Christ
mas at lndiantown wun .nr. jame>
Rollins and family. *
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Bethel Du- P
Rant on December 13, a son. Mrs. a
DuRant for th6 past two weeks has s
been extremely ill with flu. We are t
,glad to report a change for the bet- t
ter. Misses McCrea and Smith of the h
Kelley Sanitarium of Kingstree, are t
nursing her. c
Union high school closed for the t
holidays Wednesday and the follow- d
ing teachers are spending the holi e
days at their respective homes: Mr. e
R. Y. Waldrep, Spartanburg; Miss C
Edna Lowrance, York; Miss Amy
Connor, Parler; Miss Maude Erskine, e
Florence; Miss Clayton Blain, Green- 8
wood. r
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Cribb and
daughter, and Mr. Jesse Cribb of t
Hemingway, spent Christmas with
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cribb. t
We are sorry to report that Miss t
Nell Wilson is iH with pneumonia fol- (
lowing an attack of influenza. We n
hope she will soon be better.
Miss -Louise Snow, who is teaching f
near Georgetown, is at home for the o
holidays. 1
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Hemingway of i;
Hemingway, are spending some time e
with Mrs. .A. B. Hemingway. I
Mr. W. C. Snowden of Carthage I
VT ^ " onnf Mice Tillia **
, DuRant, who has been ill for some
time. We hope that she will soon 0
improve. t
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! News Items From Indiantown. r
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Indiantown, Dec. 26.?Mr. Ralph s
A. Snowden of Chick Springs, is t
spending the holidays here with his I
parents. \ b
Miss Bessie McCutchen of Wash- t
ington, N. C., is here to spend the
holidays with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Dave McCutchen.
The following college folks have
arrived here to spend the holidays t
at home: Misses Alice Rollins and 0
Alberta Stuckey, Winthrop College; t
Sallie Bartell, Margaret and Doro- f
thy Daniel, Lander College; Jennie 1
McCutchen, Flora McDonald College, v
Red Springs, N. C.; and Messrs^ s
James McCutchen and William Coop- 1
er, Davidson College; Derrill Daniel, c
Clemson College; Henry Bartell, University
of South Carolina; George
Barr, Porter Military Academy.
Miss Mildred Wilson, stenographer
for the clerk of court at Kingstree, i
is spending the holidays here with C
her parents. t
Miss Nina Snowden of Bucksville, I
is spending the holidays here with 1
her mother. * i
ffisses Pauline and Lottie Snowden 1
of Sa^nnah, Ga., have arrived here (
to b^^rith their parents during the t
season. s
The following Indians attended the c
dance at Vox on Monday night:
Misses Mildred and Grace Wilson,
Nina Snowden, Alberta and Gertrude t
Stuckey, and Messrs. Henry Bartell, Y
Ned and Frank Wilson, Torga Snow- e
den and C. C. Royster. t
Several Buildings With Contents
Destroyed by Flames.
Manning, Dec. 26.?A disastrous
Sunday midnight fire ushered in the
Christmas anniversary in a most
spectacular maimer. The Thomas
livery Stables, located in the rear of
>ne of the most prominent business
docks of Manning, amj with the
tables crowded with horses and
nules, was completely destroyed b\
ire, also the office of W. G. King,
otton buyer, and a negro drug store.
The Western Union Telegraph ofice,
the Bank of Manning, the Man
ling Times office building and T. M.
dimmers' colonial residence were in
noximity to the fire. A total deitruction
of the block/ seemed inivitable,
but by the splendid activity
if the fire department and with ony
a light breeze the flames were
teld in sway to the protection of the
ront building.
There were about twenty-five
lorses and mules burned up in the
tails, approximately forty hogs, toother
with toAs of foodstuff and
orage. The floors of the stables
vere broken down and with poles
ind sticks men rushed in to drive out
he animals but no sooner were they
Iriveh out than they made a dash
iack into the burning building. Two
ine veteran horses belonging to the
own were among the horses that
nade a leap back into the stalls and
rere burned to a char.
The estimated loss from the fire
s $40,000, with an insurance of about
3,000. >
South Carolina Near the Bottom.
This state as a whole came very
tear the bottom of the list in the
>er capita record of Christmas bonds
.nd seals sold. Last year only one
eal was sold for every person in
he state and yet the death rate from
ubterculosis in South Carolina is very
ligh, 1,835 deaths resultling from
his disease last year. Surveys r$ently
made show that there are 8
o 10 cases of tuberculosis to every
leath from that disease. It is also
stimated that each death means an
conomic loss of $5,000.00 to South
Although New York has the highst
death rate from tuberculosis, this
tate also had the highest per capita
eco;d for the sale of Christmas seals.
The record last year was 7.4 seals
o every person.
In this state Richland county had
he largest number of seals bought
o its credit last year. Greenville,
Chester and Laurens comities came
ext in order. \
The largest number of deaths
rom tuberculosis reported from any
ne county in the state last year was
.78 from Greenville county, which
ncluded the figures from the Govrnment
Hospital. Charleston came
econd with 170 deaths reported,
tichland county had* 84 deaths exluding
those from state institutions.
The funds secured from the sa'
f Christmas bonds and seals furnish
he means for the fight against tuberulosis,
except for the legislative appropriation
for about 150 beds in th
tate. The sale this year is go'
letter than last Und encouraging re>orts
are coming into the state tu
erculosis headquarters from all over
he state.
To Meet Here January 3.
On next Wednesday, January 3,
here will be a meeting of Thembers
f the Cotton and Tobacco associaion
for the purpose of further perecting
organization. Mr. T. B.
foung of Florence, will be here and
trill address the meeting which is
cheduled to take place at the court
touse. 'A large gathering of assoiation
members is expected.
J. S. Pinkussohn Dead.
Mr. J. S. Pinkussohn, organizer and
tead of the J. S. Pinkussohn Cigar
Company, died at his apartment in
he Charleston Hotel late Christmas
Cve after an illness of several weeks.
Tie original Pinkussohn cigar busiiaco
ww nrcanized in 1884 bv Mr.
*inkussohn and his brother at
Charleston. The business continued
o expand until Pinkussohn cigar
tores are in operation in nearly all
?f the large southern cities.
John Dunham, negro, who claimed
o be 121 years old, died Friday at
lis home in Paris, Texas. He work'd
for his living up to the time of
lis death.
Items From Hemingway.
Hemingway, Dec. 26.?Miss Verna
Arcl of_ Florence, spent Christmas
day here with her father, Mr. L. L.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Ard left Thursday
of last week for Latta to visit
the latter's parents. *
Dr. Mobley left Sunday for Heath
Springs to spend Christmas with
Mr. Lowrance spent the holidays
at McBe'e, Cloumbia and Greenville.
Messrs. Cape Hemingway, Vance
Tyler and Laurie Venters of Wofford
college arrived last Friday for
the holidays. (
Mr. W.. D. Campbell is on a visit
to his parents at Gibson, N. C.
Mr. King spe.it Sunday at Harts
ville with relatives.
Mr. E. L. Rogers left Monday for
Grey Court to visit relatives.
Mr. Caesar Haselden left Tuesday
for Donalds to visit friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cain of Pamplico,
spent Sunday and Monday with
the latter's mother, Mrs. R.,T. Harmon.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Sandsbury of
Timmonsville, spent Sunday and Monday
with Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Haselden.
Miss Inez Wooten of Florence, is
visiting her aunts, the Misses Burney.
Miss Cleo Clybourn left Saturday
for her home at Charleston.
Dr. and Mrs. L. G. Day left Sunday
for Mullins to visit relatives.
Misses Annie and Lela Burney spent
Sunday and Monday at Florence with
their sister, Mrs. J. H. Wooten. They
were accompanied home by their sister,
Miss Ira Burney from Fort Mc
Murray, MtL, who arrived in norence
just in time for Christmas dinner.
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Lambert of
Furman college, are home for the
Mr. H. Haselden is visiting
friends at Dyson.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Norton of Mullins,
spent Christmas with Mrs. Norton's
father, Mr. L. L. Ard of Hemingway.
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From California to Florida on Foot.
Charles Greenleaf, carrying about
40 pounds 6f luggage,sand walking
from Los Angeles, California, to
Florida, arrived in Kingatree Thursday
afternoon and called at The
County Record office to pay his respects.
Greenleaf says that he is
making this hike for three reasons,
health, moving picture scouting and
lastly, material for a book which he
proposes to write. He is the picture
of health, strong, robust and ruddy
of complexion. He started on his
trip, which is being made entirely
on foot, in Mafch. On the hike the
young man claims to have encountered
rattle snakes, wolves,, bear, tarantulas,
mountain lions, escaping them
all without injury. He suffered his
greatest hardship in crossing the
great western desert because of the
scarcity of water. He is surprised,
he said, at the scarcity of men and
women suitable for movie actors and
actresses, having only located four
girls and one man of a type possessing
potentialities for development into
movie stars. "Everybody jumps
at the word, moving picture, yet it
is astonishing how few really possess
the inlying qualities to be brought
out into stardom. I always discourage
those without ability from going
to Hollywood and overcrowding
an already overcrowded market.
When I was in Hollywood there were
about 150 persons for every job, now,
there must be 300," he stated in
1 : TO... U llrn. tknilffhf U'pll
conciusiun. xiic niivti u.?.e... -w?
of Kingstreebut commented severely
upon the poor condition of South
Carolina's highways. He left here
that afternoon for Charleston.
Wilson Ends Law Partnership.
Woodrow WilSon's action in terminating
the law partnership which
has existed for the past two years
between him and his former secretary
of state, Bainbridge Colby, will
be sure to set a good many tongues
wagging, says the Roanoke Times.
Especially is this true on account oi
Mr. Colby's explanation that the
partnership has been dissolved because
of the former president's desire
to turn his "energies once more to
subjects which have long invited
him." In Washington circles this
statement will be constructed as tantamount
to an announcement that Mr.
Wilson proposes from this time on to
take an active part in politics, more
specially as regards the activities
within the Democratic party looking
to the selection of a standard bearer
in the 1924 presidential campaign.
Trio, Dec. 26.?Miss Eleanor v
Owings, primary teacher in the Trio
graded school, left Tuesday morning
to sper\d the holildays with her
parents in McCormick.
Mrs. T. S. Carter, Miss Helen Hinnant
and Pruett Rowell spent Fri- i
day in Georgetown shopping.
Miss Annie Ogburn, who teaches in
the Sweetsville school near Summer|
ville, came home Friday night to ,
spend Christmas.
Mr. M. D. Ogbum of Shelton, and
his, little son, Marion. Jr., are visiting
Mr. and Mrs, H. E. Ogburn.
Magistrate J.'J. Morris was in
Lanes last Saturday on business.
Mr. Strange,- Mrs. Camlin, and *
Misses Maude Bailey, Gussie McDonald
and Julia Bailey of Andrews,
were in Trio last Friday. / (
Tom Rowell, Jr., is spending the
holidays in Lake City and Moore's t
Crossing. >
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Harper spent
Christmas in Georgetown with their '
daughter, Mrs. Roland Scott.
"Doc" Rowell, toho is working in v
Athens, Ga., this winter, is at home >
for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Register, Rojb-.
ert Register, and A. R. Register of
Lanes, and Dr. David Register of
Atlaifta, Ga., are spending Christmas
with Mr. and Mrs. J; W. Register.
Mr. W. Prichard Moore left Mon
day .morning fpr Rose Hill, N. C.,
where he will spend a few days with
his mother at his old home.
Mrs. E. M. Pate and little daugh- \ x
' ter, Olive, left Saturday morning
for Yamasee, where they will spend
a few days with Mrs. Pate's mother,
Mrs. Williamson. ,
Mr. and Mrs. R. E.' Walters and
their four little children, from Gaffney,
were the guests of Mrs. W. T.
Rowel 1 last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Cook, and
their little son, John Martin, of Columbia,
are visiting at the home of
Mrs. Cook's mother, Mrs. J. W. Register
A community Christmas tree entertainment
was given in the Baptist
church Friday night. The exercises t
began with prayer by Rev. W. S.
Heath. This was followed by' a
Christmas talk by Mayor W. T.
Rowell. Songs and recitations were
rendered and then the most interesting
part of the program took place,
at least, from the. children's point
of view. This was the presentation
of gifts from the Christma^ tree,
which stood glowing'with the lights
f:"om tiny incandescent lamps at one
side of the pulpit. Each child was
given a red stocking filled with fruit,
nuts, candy and raisins, and there
were gifts for the grown-ups also.
The exercises closed with prayer by
Mr. Heath.
Last Thursday night a Christmas
tree celebration was held at the Taft
school, which is taught by Miss Thelma
Lockliear. Several songs and
recitations were given, and also a
little Christmas play. Mr. Bill Bryan
of Kingstree, made an excellent Santa
Claus. To the great delight of
the little folks, Santa took them out
doors when the exercises were over
and helped them shoot lots of fireworks.
"Miss Virginia McCullough, a senior
at Chicora College for Women in
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Columbia, nas come nome to speuu
the holidays with her mother, Mrs.
J. J. McCullough. Miss Virginia was
ill in Columbia with dengue fever,
and two weeks after h,er recovery
she was a victim of the "flu." Her
many friends hope that she will soon
be quite well again.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Salters are out
again, after being sick several days
with "flu." /
Mrs. L. E. Files, Miss Annie Files
and Mr. MaTcellus Hortcn are all
confined to bed with "flu."
Mr. L. C. Register of Andrews,
spent Christmas day with his parents
Mr. A. J. Thompson of Whiteville,
N. C., is spending the holiday season
with his sister, Mrs. E. J. Thompson
at the home of Mr. H. A. Camlin,
Secretary Denby has approved the
Byrnes bill providing for deliver}'
of the silver sendee used on the old
battleship South Carolina to the
Daughters of the American Revolution
of South Carolina.
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