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Tour of the Men Implicated sn the
Killing of Bookhart Heid.
St. George, Dec" 7.-In the case of
the parties accused cf the m arder of
Sei tr- Bookard. the State of South
Carolina has failed thus far to produce
evidence directly implicating the men
steel There has been circumstantial
ridence, but it is of a vague natnae
will he valuable only as cumulat?
ive evidence in supporting state
?ents hereafter to be introduced^
The hearing was begun at ll o'clock
today in the court bouse by Magis?
trate A. E. McCoy of Berkeley; So??
" >T P. T. Hildebrand of Orauge
represented the prosecution, and
prise nop were represented by Sen
>r E. J?Dennis, Jr., of Berkeley
' Hr. M. Rutledge Rivers of Char
>n. Mr. R. W. Haynes of counsel
defense is ill in Charleston.
The parties charged - with this m?r?
ir are representative people in the
jjper part "of Berkeley- county and
ieir arrest caused a sensation. They j
rere brought to the State penitent
wry for safe keeping and for their I
own good as the jail at Monck5 Coro?
ner was represented to be unfit for j
26?r detention. The arrest was made
13th by Sheriff Morrison of Ber
?y? and the preliminary was not
_Lven until today on account of some
entanglements unfortunate fer* the
prosecution, for the delay has given
the defendants the sympathy of many
iple in Berkeley county.
Sheriff Morrison and Deputies J. H.
)n and W. J. Carson- boarded
?3 train in Columbia at 7 o'clock
this morning and brought six of th? j
seven accused- to St George for the
preliminary. The other was left in
Columbia, for he is a material wit?
ness for the State. But Solicitor
Hildebrand has been unable to make
out a prima faci? case without the
presence of this, witness, and Henry
?Edwards will be put upon the stand
today. mm
The names and connection of the
accused can better be determined by a
little digression. When the train
. ttom Columbia reached Branchville,
there came aboard a tall, powerful
man cf swarthy complexion &Dd with
a shock of white hair which added to
the blackuesss of his laughing eyes.
Tills was "Old Mau" Martin, or Mr..
Xi. A. Martin, Sr., the foremost man
; of a large family connection in Berke?
ley county.
He is the father of two of the ac?
cused-L. Andrew and Benny P. Mar?
He is the father-in-law and also the
?mcle of another of the accused, Piney
Martin, son of Pink Martin.
He is the father-in-law of another
of the accused, Adger Butler.
He is tbe brotber-in-Iawvof a fifth,
S? A. Eadon, constable to Magis?
trate Wiggins for the last two years.
He was the employer of H. C. Ed?
wards, the orphan boy.
He was the employer of Eeitt Book
aid, colored, murdered July 11th,
He was tbe warm friend of. J. H.
Palmer, town marshal of Eu ta wv: ie,
.and the seventh of the accused.
"Old Mau" Martin takes his trou?
bles stoically, trying to smile over
the affair, but the seriousness of it
was evidenced by the large pile of
green backs whicb he was seen count?
ing ont in a jury room when the wind
clew the door open and he was seen
in "consultation" with ^ne of his
lawyers. Mr. Pink Martin, another
stalwart, pleasant; faced farmer, was
.?here looking after the interest of bis
boys. They - were accompanied from
Entawville by the wives and children
of those of the accused who are mar?
^Solicitor Hildeband had up-bill
work today. The testimony of some
cf the witnesses was not as emphatic
?s he had expected it to be, but it was
?vident that he was trying to prove
that Eeitt Bookard had been arrested
ctn some trivial charge, had been con?
fined 2n tbe lockup at Entawville over
Bight to be taken to the county jail
tito next morning; that the Martin
hoya were drinking in the afternoon ;
that Eadon and Palmer were suspi?
ciously solicitous as to the prisoner's
welfare until 10 o'clock that night,,
?usd that Eadon was astir at 3 o'clock
tbs next morning,, that there were
many tracks leading from Eadon's
Ssouse to the guard house and finally
that as a possible motive the deceased
.had beca known to have quarreled
with one of the Martin boys because
cf his having ruined one of the sisters
cf the deceased. All this is circum?
stantial evidence and was not direct
enough to justify the magistrate in
nolding the prisoners for trial. But
there will be other evidence submitted
tomorrow which may weld thet? links
Into a strong chain.
H. C. Edwards, one of the accused
was to be brought here on the train
leaving Columbia at 1.35 tonight,
Solicitor Hildebrand having askedGov.
Hey ward and the penitentiary author?
ities to send him down. It was not
fee purpose of the prosecution to pre?
sent Edwards, but there seems no way
out cf it as another important wit?
ness, Mr. F. P. Demalo, Jr., could
sot get here.
There was not very mu^h interest
manifested, and very little nervous?
ness or excitement. There was too
much levity in the proceedings, but
this was not the fault of Mr. A. E.
McCoy, the magistrate, who is pre?
siding with fairness, with no little
wisdom. The case is sickening in
some of its details. From all appear?
ances the murdered man was treated
with the utmost display of passion in
the effort to mutilate his body in the
manner regarded as the extreme de?
gradation. Only one witness has tes?
tified that the dead body was that of
Keitt Bookard, but several witnesses
have testified to.tbe fact that the
corpse was mutilated in a most revolt?
ing manner, the cutting off of the
ears and the knife wounds ic the body
"being only a part of the sickening
words.-William Banks in Tue State.
St George, Dec. 8.-Four of the
men charged with murdering Kitt
Bookhart were bound over today by
Magistrate McCoy for trial. Edwards,
who has turned state's "evidence, said
tint Butler and Penny Martin were
mst present at the drowning of Book
hart, but he implicated Penny Martin,
who has never been arrested. On his
testimony Andrew Martin, Eastons,
Urney Martin and Policeman Palmer
vere held for trial. They will be
taken to Monck's Corner today. Ed?
wards swore that Eastons, Palmer and
the Martins tied the bar of iron on
Bookhart, took him ont into the river
in a boat and threw him overboard.
Be turned his face and did not see the
actual throwing of the body over?
board, but insisted that he saw no
mutilation of the body. Bookhart
was bound hands and feet and with
the iron ba'r tied to him was thrown
into the Santee river.
Edwards was brought here by a pen
itenti?ry guard and left town in a
buggy a soon as he testified. The four
prisoners will apply for bail at once
Penny Martin will be arrested, as a
warrant will be issued by Solicitor
Columbia, Dec. 7.--lu his annual
report, made public today, State
Superintendent of Education Martin
makes nine important, and some of
them radical, recommendations:
As follows, to continue the library
act with improvements; to extend
the time when a district may vote a
special levy ; to enact a school build?
ing law, based on the principle of self
help; to improve the dignity and sal?
ary of the office of county Supreinten
dent of Education; to begin the
establishment of county high schools
with industrial features; to appoint
an educational commission to rewrite
the school law ; to combine the Citadel
with the South Carolina college and
form the South Carolina University;
to observe South Carolina day in the
public schools; to allow legal enroll?
ment for attendance on the public
night schools.
An Emergency Medicine.
For sprains bruises, burns, scalds and
similar injuries, there is nothing so good as
Chamberlain's Pain Bahn. It soothes the
wound and not only gives instant relief
from pain, but causes the parts to heal in
about one third the time required by usual
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Christmas HoRday Rates, i
Southern Railway
The Southern Railway will sell
excursion tickets between all
points east.of the Mississippi and
south of the Ohio and Potomac
rivers, for one and one-third first
class standard one-way fares, for
the round trip (minimum rate fifty
cents). Tickets on sale Decem?
ber, 23, 24, 25, 31 and January 1,
1905, with final limit for the return
January 4, 1905.
For teachers and students of
schools and colleges, one and one
third first class one-way fares, for
the round trip (minimum rate fif-1
ty cents) between all points east1
of the Mississippi and south of the
Ohio and Potomac rivers and
points in the Central Passenger
Association. Tickets on sale De?
cember 17-24, inclusive, with final
limit January-8, 1905.
For further information regarding rates,
train service, etc.. consult ticket agents
Sorbiera Railway, or R w. HUNT.ru
Division Passenger Agent. -?
Charleston. S. C. ,
Rates, 1904-05.
Atlantic Coast Line announce rate
of one aud one-third first class fares
(minimum rate 50 cents). Tickets
will be placed on sale December 23d,
24th, 25th, 31st, and January 1st, 1905.
Final limit returning to January 4th,
To teachers and students of colleges,
on presentation and surrender of cer?
tificates signed by superintendents,
presidents or principals, tickets
may be sold at the^bove rate, Decem?
ber 17tb, to 24tb, inclusive, with final
limit returning to January 8th, 1905.
- For full information, call on ticket
agents, or address,
H. M. Emerson. Traffic Manager
or W. J. Craig, G. P. A., Wilmington,
N. C.
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Price 25c, Large Size 50c
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Three sizes-25c, 50c, $1.00. Tbs 50-cent size contains two and
one-half times as much as the small size and the $1.00 bottle
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Building Material of all kinds. High Grade Roofing "RUBEROID." Ml%i0T
Feb 2 o
Just Arrived,
Car load flour, car load rice, car load lime, ?are load 3 lb.
tomatoes, 2 cars of nails, also sardines, salmon, soap and starch
at bottom prices. Dorrt buy until you see us, and our stock.
Lowest expenses and cheapest cash house in the city. Phone
313, or ring up
"Wells So Edens,
Flour, best $6.20 per barrel, rice $2.25, $2 75, $3 00 and
$3.50 per 100 lbs, salmon ?2.00 per case. 3 lb. cans best to?
matoes 85 cents dozen. Best builders lime $1.00 per barrel or
90 cents at warehouse, A. 0. L. 10 penny nails $2 25 per keg,
all above, same price below, 20 cents extra. Hay 90 cents per
100 pounds. Grits $1.55, meal $1.50 per sack, full weights,
starch SI.50 per box, soap $2 00 per box. cash. Compare
these prices. Don't pass us by.
Warehouse at A. C. L.
Phone 313. Sumter, S. C.
Having sacrificed 30 lots this November sales
day, we propose to give ypu one more chance
to buy a home in City of Sumter at auction on
At Sumter C. H., S. C., promptly at 12 m.
We Offer 55 More
of those elegant lots on Manning Avenue: j
High and dry and the best location in the city. |
Terms 1-3 cash, balance, 1 and 2 years. 50x150 j
feet. Will supply you money to build, if you ?
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The Investment of a Lifetime.
Pays better than bank stock or bonds, doubles
in value every year. All titles guaranteed and
warranted by fctaj. Marion Moise. Don't miss
this sale. Plats furnished free.
H. L. B. WELLS, Att y.
Sumter, S. C., Nov. 7,1904.
Sewing Machines from $10 Up.
Organs from $25 Up.
Pianos, Upright, from $150.
Sewing Machine Needles of all kinds kept on hand
We are headquarters for ail kinds of Sewing Vf achine Sup?
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Call and See Us in Our New Quaiters,
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will treat you right
Bring in your Organs and Sewing Machines and we will
Mate them as Good as Kew at Seasonable Prices.
All repair work guaranteed. We are here to stay. Call and
see us in the Masonic Building, next door to ^ost Office.
Sept 14 M. B. R?NDLE.
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x Sole agents for the celebrated brand of Wil?
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And invite your investigation before making
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Come to see us. We will savfe you money,
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Mercantile Company,
Masonic Building, 2d door from the Postoffi.ce.
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Five lb L? For S?.
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2 Lots 75x420. 3 Lots 83%x250.
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Court Square
Phone 12
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Are Headquarters.
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