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TIIK HCMTKH WVK IIMAN, I -|jit?li^ti? ?l April, 1850.
Consolidated Aur. 3, 1881.
?IW Juki and Fear nnt- !*i m*\ the Tbo* Aumu't at b-s thy Country's, Tt?y Clod's aad TFulh'a'
THE TRUE MtamnON, Established Jiuk. i
Vol. XXXV. Nn 9.7
PK\K. iv i,i.\i\<.n>\ COUNTY,
?I i m < ?i \ \ im. riGHT.
<??.< Alleged lllghwa ) tu.tu l>cad.
\imltor Wounded rimI MIhsIiu;
and Two Prominent White men
WaumWnl In F.lfort* to ('.?innre
Pair Vm-u**rxJ of Holdlng-up and
Robbing *ged I'miimy and CfchsfPsV
rrMp Veteran.
Uealngton. Nov. S3.?The little town
? ? Penk, In th? Dut>-h Fork, wan the
of n bloody battle last night
>ut 7.SO o'clock, when an effort wai
made by a number of c -ens to arrest
tws negroes, who It waa thought held
? u P. H. Rlllnor. an ae;ed and highly
rejected farmer, on the public high?
way, n few mtleu from Prosperity, In
dewberry County, yesterday after?
As a result of the battle one negro
la dead and two prominen. white men
are suffering from pistol shot wounds
received when the nrgro*?s opened Are
sa thel would-be captors; the second
aagro Is probably floating In the roll
tag waters of the famous Kroad Uhr?
sr. as he was traced along a ditch af?
ter the firing, to the rlvtr bank, where
all signs of the trail were lost by the
bloodhounds that were placed on hin
track soon after the shooting. That
ha was badly wounded la evidenced
by the fact that he fell to his knees
at tho second or 'htrd ?hot.
About I o'clock >- stcrd iy afternoon
J. B. Elllsor was returning from Pros?
perity alone In his buggy when he was
accosted by two negroes, who asked
the white man for a chew of tobacco.
When the aged farmer stopped thv ne?
groes drew their plstoU. one approach?
ing from each side of the buggy, and
demanded that the white man give up
his cash. The old man pleaded. It Is
Isaid. but at the point of the pistol
[was forced to turn over about 125, all
money that he had In his pos
After robbing Mr. Elllsor the ne
forosd him to leave ths buggy
highwaymen took pos?
ts!. *f*he he~
the snlmal to a point
Pomarla, It Is saUl, when they
la) the horse and buggy, leav?
ing It beside Ihe r-.adm iy. where It
was latsr found I
Mr. Elllsor. who is a Confederate
V sis ran. gave the alarm as soon is
possible, and the officers at Newberry
wars aotiflsd. The citizens of Peak
were also notified of the occurren e
aad were asked to be on the lookout
far ths negroes About half past 7
o'clock an engine pulled up to the
depot and those who were on the
WatChout for the SUBpert* noticed tWu
negroes riding on the tender. The
negroes were accosted and In less
tlsns than It takes to tell, it is said, the
negroes opened Are on the party.
J. T. Galloway, foreman of a con?
struction gang of the Southern Hail
way, was the first to receive a shot
from the negroes, a ball having pleic
?>4 his shoulder, lodging in the neck
near the Jugular vein. M Eptlnger,
a farmer, received a bullet In the left
arm when the negroes opened Are on
the party of citizens The shots were
One of the sjsgjtwsg ran toward the
river and was seen to fall to his
in sea. the other ran through the
streets of Peak with his ptslnl In hin
hand and was fired on by his pur?
suers. The negro ran for a short dis?
tance, when he fell to the ground as
he attempted to cross a ditch, a pistol
ball ha. ing pierced his left hip. pass?
ing tt rough the body and "omlng out
la ths abdomen. H? was lodged In
ths guard house, where he was kept
until 10 o'clock this morning, when
he died of his Injuries.
At 11 o'clock last night Sheriff Mil?
ler was txr SJgMsi from his slumbers by
a teleph r>. . all tilling hltn of the <>c
eurrenc? The I*e*lngton officer re?
sponded nt once and securing an auto?
mobile left at onc? faf the scene
Sheriff Miller arrived at Teak about
t o'clock thlj mornln< and found a
large party of cltlseni. the news of
tho hold-up of Mr. fllllsor and th?
sh voting that follow.-, hiving spread
over the community dke wild fire in
a sage fiel l ^h? riff l: f ?
berry, hit I i.eea on the scene, but had
already returned to his h .me
Sheriff .wilier made an Investigation
and traced Ihe missing n< gro to a
point near the r'vi r. Message* w- re
sent l y the l,# gftajrtog uAcsf to HI
railroad point** to I ?? on the lookout
fir the fugiih" The lajurod aagm
u?s Interview, d b. ?h. sheriff H<
gave his name ag ltl> h ir ? I BpeaJl and
his hrme as Ploren . ||e sai l lh if
his compar Ion's t igaa syag John
I'rown. To the, |asi Speaks ?b nt? d
that he and Hfown had h? bl up the
\mi UK \N i K \i i<>\ or LA?
BOR to k UHE rt m>s.
flooffttog hwmi iuIhii Call?
ing t |m?it al? ,| ITnkMM lO Fur?
nish Money "U> \id In S<surliig
Fulr Irl Hi for \ liege?! i'onsplr
?u>rs Now on Trial in lmllana|?otLs.
Huch?>fll<T, N Y.. Nov. 22 ?The
Armurlean Federation of I'^abor de?
cided tod iy to ask the unlOM affiliat?
ed with it to raise money for the de?
fense of the aliened dynamiters who
are on trial in Indianapolis. The res?
olution adopted by the Convention wu
"that delegate* to the Convention on
their return advise their International
union* and local bodies to provide
tlnancial assistance for the trado
unionists on trial in Indianapolis to
aid them in securing 1 fair trial and
In appealing the cases should fair trial
ho denied them."
The resolution also urge that the
men be "not convicted in advance or
the decision in their case be In?
fluenced" by the alleged fact that
< ? rtaln corporations and a private
detective agency "are clamoring for
a conviction."
4\ I Jone-, Sends Fl \ e Hullrts into
H. I\ Williams?GgggC I'nknown.
Timrnonsville. Nov. 2:\?One Of the
most shocking tragedies ever enacted
in Timrnonsville oOftttffOd this after?
noon about 2 o'clock when ('. K. Jones,
I a saw mill man, of Fountain Inn, S.
c. shot and instantly killed K. V.
j Williams, of Baldwin. Miss , who has
been h? re | -veral days representing
a laundry machine company. Wil?
liams was sitting in his place of busi
| neas in the heart of the town readlna.
When Jones walked in and, It is sate,
without any warning began shooting
Williams, live shots being fired, all
taking effect, one near each nipple
and two In the stomach, the fifth in
j the neck. As William fell, Jones
[walked on the streets and gave him
gelf I P.
An imprest was held and the ver?
dict was in a'-conl with the above.
i The dead man has a wif" ami thFOC
children of Haldwin. Miss, to which
j place his body was shipped tonight
the Mason of this place assisting in
preparing tbe body for shipment.
i Jon?<s \% is taken to Florence and
lodged in Jail to await trial. A brolh
' er-in-law of Williams stated that the
two had had some little trouble, but
on last Sunday adjusted their dlffor
' encea and shook hands and agreed to
let everything be a thing of the past.
liurni IN?IIceman <onimlssloncd.
i Rural Policeman W. K. ICoBridc
was commissioned bust week by Gov.
Hlease and has bOOl added to the
ruril constabulary of this county.
The.'e was a delay of several weeks in
tbe receipt of the commission which
QOV, l'lease did not explain.
white man. Mr. Kllisor, however,
identified the dead negro as being |||t
of his assailants
I Magistrate J H. Frick. of Chapin.
held an inquest over the dead body of
the negro this afternoon the jury of
imjuest bringing m the usual verdict,
that the negro came to his death by
gunshot wounds at the hands of un?
known parties
Story lYom Now berry.
1 Ne wherry. Nov. 2.1?As he was
driving home from Prosperity, in the
lower geotlog of the county last night,
Magistrate p. p. Kllisor was held tip
by two negroes, at the point of a pistol,
, and relieved of $2fi. The negroes
took Magistrate Klltsor's buggy and
( drove down the road a piece and then
started th ? mule back toward* Pros?
perity with the empty buggy. They
? aught a freight at Prosperity and
I went on t ? Poinarla The people at
Pomarla hid I.n notified and were
on the lookout, but (he suspected ne?
gro* i man igjed to got off the freight
and rod.- nil a egflteh engine to I'oftk,
lust gofoai Hrnad River, In Lexington
? N<ui.! v
When ?? i. atteintped to grreet
them Iber? they nred upon the pome,
Injuring Mi J K Kptlng, proprietor
of thf Pt ill Hotel, ind Mr Gallagher,
who is in ? h itve of i Southern Rail*
I way construction forci The posee re
turned the Are, fntatty Injuring one of
tin- negroes, but the other c*capcd!
, The injured negro Richard HparkM,
dl< i ?ins morning Blierlff Ru/ord
? el * "??rt tule I'l l e went to tht
? ': ? i ? aoon as they rcc?|v?d notice
of |h< robbery of Magistrate Rlllsor
en I mad< diligent aenreh f"'- lb? otli?
?r negro, hul failed lo locate him
1 \\ ?-T1I1HDH OF YoTFlts I > 11 > NOT
itmiii Issue for $1,000,000 to Improve I
(state HOspltal for InMine Was i>e
foaicd According to \<n of 1919.
Columbia, Nov. J.v?The bond issue
for $1,000,000 to relieve the congested
Conditions at the State Hospital for
the Insane was defeated in the gen?
eral election because the proposition
did not receive tho indorsement of
two-thirds of the qualified electors
participating in the election.
The vote on the bond issue as re?
port ad by the State board of can?
vassers was:
For the bond Issue.16.827
Against the bond issue.15.831
Gov. 1 '.lease yesterday called the
attention of The State to the follow?
ing suction of the joint resolution
providing for the election on the bond
"The commissioners of election
shall provide a separate box and fur?
nish a SUfilolent number Of ballots
for the voters, and the said election
shall be conducted in all respects as
now provided for the conduct of gen?
eral elections, and if two-thirds
of the Qualified electors voting upon
said question or issue shall vote in
favor of the issue of such bonds and
ei ration of such Indebtedness, then
the general assembly, at Its next ses?
sion, shall provide for the issuing of
bonds not exceeding one million
($1,000.000? dollars, payable within
forty (4<>? y.ars at a rate of interest
not exceeding four (4) per cent per
.i nnum."
The announcement in The State
yesterday that the bond issue had
been carried was made under the im?
pression that only a majority vote
was required by the resolution.
\I,i I:<? r.i> assassin LYNCHED by
Will Thomas Charged with Murder?
ing White rarmcr, Taken From
Constable by Masked Men while
Boing Conducted to Jail?Forced to
Surrender Prisoner Under Threat
or Death, Bays officer.
Newberry, Nov. 23.?Will Thomas,
a negro, was taken from a magistrate's
constable by :i party of masked men,
a', a. point about 14 miles above New
b *rry. at about 10 o'clock last night,
and was chained to a tree and his
body riddled with bullets. The ne?
gro was being brought to tho New?
berry jad by Constable Cary C?. John
I -n, 00 ? warrant charging Thomas
with the murder of BpUTgeon Johnson,
a s/hlte man. who was assassinated
in the upper section of tho county,
gear the Laurent line, some weeks
The warrant had been issued by
Magistrute William Dorroh, and the
aegTO was arrested in the community
in which Johnson was killed.
Constable Johnson wag halted by
the mob at a point in somo thick
WO >ds just beyond Little River bridge.
He says when the mob approached
him they demanded the prisoner and
that he refused to deliver him over
and shot off his pistol, thinking to
bluff the mob. He says ho was told
that if be did that again ho would
be killed and that he was then en?
tirely surrounded by tho masked men
and had to surrender.
It as id the mob then told him to
get down the road quick and that he
Obeyed. They struck his mule, he
gays, and before ho had got very fai'
he heard the firing of guns and pistols.
He sayw he thinks he heard over a
nundred shots.
He and Magistrate Dorroh went to
the scene th,s morning and found the
dead body of the negro still chained
to the tree. Magistrate Dorroh Im?
mediately notified sh-r!ff Buford.
The sheriff had just returned from a
'rip In the lower part of tho county,
where Ihere was considerable die*
turb.mce last night, and in company
with Constable Cannon <J Illeaae and
others he left Immediately i"or the
SCefie ,
It was wop.. ..ol.le to elicit any fur?
ther jots than those given by the
to igistrato's i onsl tble,
<' ironer .lohn Hcnrj I 'happen held
tin Inquest, Ihe verdlcl being that the
negro cam* tu his d< ? t*i at the hands
ol unknown parties.
Sumter progresses < \< r> day, Tho
blggeal thing In ? he m i nufa< I tiring
Hue o\ ei promott -1 in Burnt* r 11 now
In pi. of Incut) itlon ;tn?i \s 111 pe
made public within the next fow day?
Verdlol Rendered After is Hours? '
Trial Just Completed f?>r Killing of
Judge Maaslc?Alien will i>e Tried
Again December 2 for Murder of
stato'H Attorney Foster, Another
Victim d?r llULsvlllo Court House
Wytheville, Va . Nov. 22.?Btdng
Allen, leader of the clan which shot
up the Carroll County court last
March, killing five persons, wan found
guilty of murder in the second de?
gree today for the killing of Judge
T. L. Massle. Punishment was fixed
at 15 years' imprisonment In the
f^ate penitentiary at Richmond.
It was announced by the prosecu?
tion that he would be placed on trial
under an indictment charging him
\*ith the murder of Commonwealth
Attorney W. M. Foster, another victim
of the Hlllsvllle shooting, December
2 was the date set by tho court for
the second trial.
The verdict of second degree mur?
der was returned after the jury had
deliberated nearly eighteen hours.
It is understood that on the first bal?
lot the Jurors stood five for first de?
gree murder, one for pecond degree
and six for acquittal.
Sidna Allen heard the verdict with?
out any outward sign of emotion. His
wife sat quietly by the prisoner's side
and was not visibly affected.
Until the second trial of Allen Is
ended nothing will be done in the
Caae of his nephew. Wesley Edwards,
under indictment for murder In con?
nection with tho Carroll County shoot?
The Thanksgiving turkeys came to
town today. They were plentiful at
15 cents per pound.
11 000,000.000 Tins YEAR.
imports Have Doubled and Increase
la Non*dultable Merchandise Fur?
nishes Striking Feature of Report
.Made Through October.
Washington, Nov. 24.?Attainment
of a four billion dollar foreign trade
by the United states In 1912 will be
one of the most noteworthy facts for
historians to record 'tt the beginning
of the new year. |
In announcing the total of export
and Import trade of the country for
the ten months ending in October, the
department ??f domeatlc and foreign
commerce stated the foreign com?
merce would reach this enormous
total by the end of December. Its
highest former record was $3,026,000,
000 in 1911. It crossed the three billion
dollar line for the first time in 1900
and passed two billion in 1S99.
Imports In the ten months amount?
ed to 11,511,000,000 and exports to
$1,871.000,000, making it apparent
that the imports of the full year will
approximate $1,800,000,000 and the
exports $2,800,000,000 totalling $4,
1 00,000,000.
Imports have practically doubled in
value since 1901 and exports have
practically doubled since 1904.
(>ne of the striking features of the
rapidly enlarging import trade is in
the Increase in imports on non-duita
ble merchandise. In 1902 it was but
$40'J,000,000 and in 1912 it seems
likely to approximate $975,000,000.
This increase in forcing trade, while
distributed among all the grand di?
visions except Africa, is especially ap?
parent in the trade with neighbors
on tho American continent.
The Atlantic ports get the lions
share of the increase in imports but
the northern borders and Pacific coast
ports show the largest percentage of
M?ins In exports.
Thieves Pom? a? l>e|ofrat4>4 t-o (.eorgia
Methodist Conference and Rob Min?
Carrollton, tla., Nov. 23- Pick?
pockets, posing as delegates to the
North Georgia conference of Lhe
Methodist Rplscopsl church. South,
here have been robbing ministers at
tending the conference, nccordlng to
announcement made todaj Dr. Julius
MeOrath of Oxford, a missionary to
the I lehreu v. todn) \\ - relieved "t i
\v ullel containing ?20, n nd novel i
? ? h< i t hefts h.i\ c h 'en i eport< d. A
in . Ktrn s< ssl -n of the con ft ren'ce thii
nftt moon nil the minist? i w i re warn
ed to b< on l<><? k? ? i;i for tho pi i
pock< I.-.
Interest l> Nim shifted Prom lite Bel?
ligerent*-Meeting May Bear Fruit.
London. Nov. i!3.?Interest in the
Turkish Balkan war situation today
shifted from th?? belligerents, whose
delegates are preparing to meet with
an apparent sincere desire to work out
terms for a truce, to the great neigh?
boring powers, Austria and Busala, j
These titantic rivals are strength?
ening their border forces at an hour
when the statesmen of all the Kuro- ?
pean powers are spreading broadcast
assurances that their only policy Is
to lurbordlnate rivalaries to the com- j
mon welfare of Europe In the cause '
of peace.
No threatening factor in the situa?
tion IS known which has not exist*
since the beginning of the war,
less it is the near approach of t
Servlan army to the Ardiatle and the
steps towards mobilization. I
I The crisis over Bosnia and Ilerzi- J
govina arose, both Russia and Aus- j
tria came nearer to a war footing
than they seem to be now, yet the war
clud drifted away.
Reports of the Russian mobilisation
published in the Vienna Rcischspost,
I organ of the heir to the throne, chief?
ly that all the military district on the
frontier to adopt a war footing and
that preparations In Russia Poland
I Include the dispatch of an enormous
number of trains with troops and mu?
nitions toward the Austrian line.
Three Rerlin papers purport to have
information of the Austrian prepara
tions which include mobilisation of j
three army corps f<r the Russian
frontier and reinforcements for Bos?
nia, while from Prague an account is
telegraphed of German military activ?
Such warlike preparations, coupled
with the visit of Archduke Franz Fer?
dinand, crown prince of Austria-Hun?
gary, to the German emperor and the
conference with the Austrian chief of
* t
staff. Field Marshal von Sehcmeua,
had yesterda) with Lieut. Gen. Count
von Moltke, chief of the German gen?
eral Staff, naturally excites acute cu?
riosity. The additional announcement
that Austria has muzzled correspond?
ents by a rigui censorship adds fuel
to the Harnes. Rut this may mean
that instead of concealing the facts
the government proposes to choke off
sensational messages, capable of
Working harm.
Dispatches from Frankfort and Ber?
lin tonight place a peaceful eonstruc
tton of the archduke's journey t.?
Berlin, They say that his mission was
to induce th< emperor to meditate be?
tween Austria and Russia.
Mutual diplomacy on the part of the
respective adlministrations at Con?
stantinople and Sofia gives promise
that the meeting of the plenipotenti?
aries which Is expected to take placi
outside the Tchatalja lines Monday,
will prove successful.
Inspired statements declare that
Bulgaria is willing that the Turk.^
should retain the Tchatalja lines and
that the Bulgarians are wiling not to
enter Constantinople,
The allies are willing to grant an?
other concession In the matter of
Adrlanople. Although insisting upon
the surrender of the citadel, they will
permit the garrison to retire with the
honors of war.
The crucial difficulties, it Is believed.
will come afterwards, when attempts
to negotiate a treaty of peace are un?
dertaken. Then satisfaction of the in?
terests of the powers and the division
of spoils among the allies will be
critical factors.
Orangeburg. Nov. 33.-?A mass
meeting of the business men of the
city will be held at the Court House
Monday night, relative to the re?
organization of the Orangeburg Cham?
ber of Commerce it is probable that
the Hon. a F. Lev* r and Secretary
a. v. Snell, of the Sumter Chamber ? f
Commerce, will he present and make
short addresses
The committee recentl) appointed
to plan the reorganization of the
Chamber has been working diligently
toward thai end, and this me ting has
been arranged for bj them
Marriage I loenso Record.
Martin;.' lie.rise, were Issued Sat?
urday ami Sunday to the following
colon d couples: Andren J< nkins
und Mat y Ruth r of Pio\ idem e, Tab
Mi l mine ut i >h\\ i go ;in I Ruth Stokes
of Sumler; Peter Del?a1ii and Kate
Butler of Humter and Edward Rich?
ardson and Norn IIrnn*or? ..f >s,..?.?^.
cohbress meets soon.
Tariff Question i>- Not Expected to
Vex ReproeencMlveii ut This Time?
The l^rogruumic.
Washington. Nov. 24.? Congress
will reconvene week from tomorrow
for the last short session of Republi?
can control in national legislation.
Comparatively few senators and rep?
resentatives had r ached Washington
today, but discv has been active
during the la/ among those
early on tiu <j? on prospects of
special tr? .a next spring, when
all bran *' irhe government will
? **" .
pass 1 .blinds of the Democrats.
T' r sf 4uestion of the tariff is
n< -9 filed for consideration this
?5?" dfllt the short session will be
V^d with legislative work. In ad
O to the annual grist of appro
ation bills, congreas will be forced
.o dispose of a quantity of general and
special legislative matter left pend?
ing with the adjournment of the long
session in August.
During the early part of the ses?
sion the house will shape appropria?
tion bills end the senate will dispose
of the impeachment trial of Judge
Robert W. Archbold of the commerce
court, set to begin December 3. Sev?
eral Important measures will be push?
ed for early action in the senate,
among them the resolution of Sena?
tor Works of California to limit the
president to a single six-year term;
the Sheppard-Kenyon bill prohibiting
the shipping of liquor into prohibition
States and the vocational education
bill of Senator Page of Vermont. The
bill of Senator Borah creating a de?
partment of labor is also scheduled
for early consideration.
The department of labor bill hat
passed the house, but that body will
still have to act on the vocational bill
and the presidential term bill, if
passed by the senate
Energetic efforts will be made in
ooth houses to secure legislation
amending the Sherman anli-trust law
campaign funds. The house judiciary
committee, under instructions by reso?
lutions to conduct an Investigation in?
to violations of the Sherman law with
a view to preparing legislation, in?
tends to begin the investigation Im?
mediately congress convenes*
Senator Kenyon's bill amending
the Sherman law. which has been be?
fore the senate interstate commerce
committee. will undoubtedly be
brought up for curly action ixt XK'
Meantime the Committee headed by
Senator Clapp will probably formulate
a measure limiting campaign contri?
butions, baaed upon its extensive in?
vestigations. Several bills on this sub?
ject are pending in both houst I
Efforts will be made during the
session to repeal at least a part of
the Canadian reciprocity tariff agree?
ment. The attempts failed last sum?
mer when the repeal was attached tp
various Democratic tariff bills.
The failure of Canada to rat f> th*
agreement left only the clause relat?
ing to wood pulp and print paper in
Congressmen now in Washington da
not expect any action on currency leg?
islation during the short session. Tht
house committee on currencj and
banking will continue its investigation
and it may be unable to conclude its
investigation early enough to submit
ahy remedial measures before March
4. it is practically certain that n?
action Mill le taken on the Aldricb
currency plan bills submitted to the
national monetary commission.
in addition to thee* measures, the
calendars of both house and senate
are crowded with bills of more or lees
Importance, most of which win end
with ths passing of tb* Sixty-third
So outer ami I hilling Ion Team* u
Cuttdi on Iah.i1 t.rldlrou.
The Uvi game of ;ru reason in
which the Siimur lti^h School will
take part this y?ar ? ties off next Fri?
day, Kumtei v . tourd Celebration
Day when the strong team from
Darimgton clashes with the local
Game Cocks, she have both speed,
i tinning and ? nerg} in their attack.
Thee* iw< teams are old time rival!
and the game should therefore be of
especial interest as a bi^ crowd from
l>arl n rton will prohsblj be on band
lo witness it.
in ihe post ihe honors have I i i r.
i |tially kdi -1 between the two
leams nd i: i hi that Ihe two

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