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City Council Awards Con
tract to Lee* Pennell &
r - i
.At .a special meeting of council j
hbXd"In' the council chamber at 12 j
o'clock noon Tuesday, there were j
present Mayor Jennings and Coun- |
cilpien Rarheld and McLeod.
-The meeting was called for . the
purpose of receiving proposals from
various, engineers .who had been
invited to make such proposals in
connection with the supervision of
street paving recently voted upon.
Proposals were received from:
W. C... Olsen. Kinston. X. C.
Lee. Pennell & Murray. Sumter.
Gilbert C. White, Durham, X. C.
Carolina Engineering Co., Wil
mington, X. C.
Mess & Mess, Charlotte, X. C.
Tomlinson Engineering Co., Co
Sanders & Sweeney, Anderson.
. Xesbitt Wingfielo, Augusta. Ga.
? After hearing a representative
from each of the above. concerns,
except Sanders & Sweeney who did
nrot have a representative pres
ent,, in support of their proposals,
council went into executive session
aod awarded the contract to Lee,
P^p[eTi"&' Murray of Sumter whose
proposal was 4 per cent of the en
tite^cost of the work.
. Oswego Book Club. ''.'
The Oswego Book club -was en
tertained by their president, MTrs.
W. D. McCoy, . on Frida yt
evening, October 6th.
Despite the inclement weather
qnite a number of the club mem
bers were present.
\ Interesting games were played
throughout the evening and also a
guessing contest" The prize wai
Won. by Miiss Marian McCoy and
3?r* Bert^ Brown. *
> Rafr^hments^were served by the
cha^rng young hostess; assisted !
fey "Mrs. Allen Terry:
Almost enjoyable evening was I
spent by every one.
Y. M. O. A. Supper. \
The annual gym supper was held
Monday night and from the.meet
ing: the Y. M. C. A. is l?okimj for
wiard to- a big year. Teams were,
picjled and plans discussed. Any
one-who does not see his name oH
one of the lour teams please give
yon'r name to T. C. McKnight and
iie-will be glad to have yon put on
a team. There werej'a good num
ber, of new men and that looks
good. We. play VoIley( Ball every
MSahday,Tuesday. .Thursday and
Friday at ?.30. \
Pigs?-A. Kennedy, Captain; C.
T..Boone. Ed Booth, R. T. Brown,
Gep. Bultman. Jas. Bryan. ,Sarn
Dmki?s. Carl Heidt. Marion Hurst,
Jumbo Hatfield, Geo. Vaughn, P/.
: Chickens?J. R. Chandler^ Cap*
tain: W. Al Bryan. Sough Brown;
W. J. Crowson, Dave Cuttico, H.
Hi Crowson. E. M. Hall. W. M.
Levi, B. R?ndle. W. B. Shirer, Geo.
Warren, J. A. McKnight.
Turkeys?Jas. Burns. Captain: V.
L. Brown, Rev. J, P. Derrick, Dr. C.
B. Epps, C. E. Hurst^ Zach Darr,
Rev. McDonald, Dave McKnight.
M&JPaysinger, Ray. Thprne, Bill
Rogan. Julius Pitts.
(jee^e?John Blanding. Captain;
L. C^ Bryan, E. B. Brunk. Frank
Chandaer. R. D. Epps. Joe Epper
son, Ike Edwards. E. W. McCol
tehv-E^ T. McCoUum/ Harry Ryt
tenberg, Frank Thorne.
. 4A$k -.- . . * --v * ?. :- -
Marriage Licenses.
"White: Mr. H. X. RidgiTl to
MTsS, Theo Cutter, both of Man
ning. * . ,
Colored: Henry Wilson to Irene
RagWT>rst. Paul.
-Freeman- Butler to Hattie Jenes
0t^W?d5;efteldL ,
Frank Hamilton of Columbia to
Emma Leola Gamble of Sumter.
Solomon Williams to Pauline
Sanders of Rembert.
Klerh Watson to Susie Bradley
of Mayesville.
- Bennie ;Porter, Mayesville, to
Elizabeth Baker. Oswego.
George Smith to Mary Davis.
Junior Corbett, to Louise Wilson.
J?mes Lloyd to Delia Thompson,
Mr. W. B. Troublefield, the old
est citizen of the Wedgefield com
munity died Tuesday morning at
the home of his daughter. Mrs. D.
S. Thompson, of Landrum, S. C.
after a long illness. Mr. Trouble
field had been an invalid for sever
al years and the last three years of
his life was spent in the home of
his daughter at. Landr.um. Mr.
Troublefield was ;i Confederate
veteran, having served throughout
the war. and was a member of
Company D. one of the, first units
to - be organized in Sumter county
a?;the breaking! out of the war in
1861. The funeral services were
held 'at Wedgefield Wednesday
morning at 11 o'clock.
-' 'm m m -
Falls Down
Elevator Shaft
James Thompson, of Union,
Seriously Injured
Union. Oct. TO.?James Thorn
eon, who holds a position with the
Eagle Grocery company of this
city, fell through the elevator
shaft from the second tloor to the
basement of the stor^ yostcrd.-iy af
ternoon and suffered fracture of
the skull, u hroken ankle ;?nd
many sevfr*? bruises. He was car
ried to Walbice Thomson hospital
for surgical attention ?rnd stood
the operation well. Mr. Thomson
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
^Thomson of Paeolet.
? i
The marriage of Miss Holly j
Brown to Mr. Frederick Beck of i
Indianapolis, Ind.. will be of spe
cial interest to ' many friends in
Sumter and throughout South Car
? The ceremony took place at six
o'clock Saturday afternoon, . Oc
tober 7th at the beautiful subur
ban home of Mr.. and Mrs. ~F: C. |
Manning of South Orange, N. J.
? >Thc lower floor of the hou?e
had been converted into a bower
of green and white, magnificent
ferns and 'palms and huge white
dahlias formed the background: for
the bridal party, as, they were
grouped around the improvised al
tar. From the sunparlor, which
opened into the living room, the
sweet strains from violins and pi
ano came from among the flow
ers to entertain the assembling
At the appointed hour Lohen
grin's wedding march heralded the
approach of the bridal par'v. Miss
Marian Knight, sister of the i;ride.
as maid of honor, entered alone.
She wore an orange colored eh it
foh and carried ah armful, of min
iature dahlias of . harricnizing
shades. Next came : little Mary
Manning who scattered rose petals
in the pathway of the bride. She
was followed by the - bride, who
entered on - the arm of Mr. P. C.
Manning, who gave her in mar
riage, they were joined -sat, the al
tar by the groom . who . entered
from i:he sunparlor with his be?t
man. Mr. Hal Baugher of New
York city, and :then ^the ring cere
mony of.the Methodist chinch was
performed by the Rev. Mr. Pen
der of South Orange.
Aftei* the ceremony, whihj Men
delssohn's ever popular wedding
march was being played the bride
and groom received the, congrat
ulations of their friends. Refresh
ing punch was served during the j
reception which/ followed arid de
lightfut refreshments, consisting }cf
a salad course, ice cream ahd
cakesr coffee, salted nuts and bon
bons. , The bride's table in-the din
ing room wasbeautifupy decorated
with sunshine roses and ferns afid
from the. chandelier hung delicate
smilax vines. *_. <
'." The wedding dress was-of whpe
: satin and lace, a style especiaily
becoming the girlish" beauty of the
bride,. She wore a.long bridal veil,
cap style with, wreath of orange j
kblpssoms and carried a'shower bou-.
quet of Hilies of'the. valley.
l-The bride's going away gown was
of brown crepe , satin with ?- hat and
shoes to match.
Among the guests present: were
.Mr. anct Mrs. Beck,, father and
' mother of the groom; - Mr, and Mrs.
Cavendish Darren " of .'Baltimore,
tsfeter and . brother-in-law of the
groom; Mrs. Sarah Baugher and
Mr. Fred Baugher^ aunt and cous
in of the groom: Mrs. Stewart Ma
son ahd Miss Marion Knight, sis
ters of the bride of Sumter, S. C.
Mrs. Ben Wagner of New York
City, Mr. Jno. .Kaney of New York,
Miss- Marion Thornburg of Bethle
hem, Pa., Miss Neary of Wilming
.ton, Del.. Mrsi Richard Gordon.
New York. Miss Gene Carson, for
merly.pf Spartanburg, S. C. Mrs.
Harvey Wannamaker, of Orange
burg^ C.K Miss Ed mom a Leach of
Lexington, KyM. Mr. and Mrs. Mal
chin Johnston, Jr., of New York,
"Mr. -and Mrs. Alfred DeLome, Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Ma^bn. Mr. and Mrs.
Sam McKeowh of East Orange, n.
j.. Miss Mpneta Oste'en of Sumter,
S. Ci.Mr, nrid'Mrs. Frank Manning,
j of ML.Vemon, n. j., Mr. and Miss
j J?ne?^ Mr. and Mrs. Curtis and Mr.
i and" Mrs. Hogan of South Orange,
|n. j.
Mr. and Mrs. Beck left by auto
f mobile for New York city, from
j where they will go to the Adiroh
j dack Mountains for a honeymoon
t before starting on a six months'
{trip to the West Indies' and South
I America*
The Upper South Carolina
? Diocese Organized
Columbia. Oct. 11.?'The Upper
South Carolina Diocese" is the
name of the new Episcopal church
organization, the name having
j been selected yesterday afternoon
j by the convention of the new dio
jcese held in Columbia. Rev. H. F.
(Harding, of Camden. was' elected
|.secretary, and W. Anderson Clark -
[son. of Columbia, was elected treas
I urer.
k. Bishop K. O. Fin lay. began his
j work as bishop of the new dio
i cese with the appointment of of
ficers at the convention yesterday.
He named W. M. Shand, of Colum
bia, as chancellor. As examining
) chaplains of the diocese he named
I Rev. A. J. Derbyshire, of Colum
jbia: Rev. H. F. Hardln. of Cam
den.. and Dr. H. l>. Phillips, of Co
! lunrcbia.
The. headujiurters of the new dio
;cese will he in Columbia.
I T. P. Xoe. of York, superintend
| ent of the Church Home Orphan
jage. told the convention that Mr.
j and Mrs. Moore, .of York, had
agreed to erect for the orphanage
?a $10.000 buildintf. if the orphan
i age would buy a ISX-aere tract,
'which it wants and n**eds. The of
I fer was tak*?n under advisement by
? the diocese. Both dioceses support
J the orphanage now.
London. Oct. U.?With the ar
i mistier just signed at Mudania,
j putting an *-nd to the warfare be
tween the Greeks and Turkish Na
tionalists-, plans for a eonferenr^
j designed to bring about a definite
j peace in the Near East are pro
jceedinsr in a less agitated ntmns
i phere.
Grand Jury Disposes of All
Bills of Indictment, Makes
Final Presentment and
is Discharged
The Court of General Sessions
Ohvened Monday morning with
.hidge J."W. D'eYbre, of Edgefield,
presiding and Solicitor F. A.Mc
Leod at his post. After the usual
formal charge, the bills of indict
ment of which Solicitor McLeod
had it number in readiness, were,
turned overdo the grand jury. This
body dispatched business . with
great energy , and having passed
lipon all bills before them, made the
final presentment and was dis
charged for the term Tuesday.
The following true bills were
The State vs. Ellison Sanders,
The State vs. James Nixon, alias
Sutten, larceny. < j
The State vs. Clarence Wails,
The State vs. . James 3urgess,
? The State, vs. Sharper English,
violation, of prohibition law. ?
the State vs. Willie James, as-'
sa?lt and battery with intent to
km.. fH ' . -\ -; \_ k ;
The State v?. Julius Jewell as
sault and batteiy with. intent to
The State vs. Samuel Rose, alias
Jack Rose, violation of prohibition
. The State vs. Lee McLeod. Fred
McLeod. Ben McLeod, Jesse Mc
Leod, Willie Grimn and Colin Grif
fin,; violation of prohtbiiton law.'.. .
The State vs. Ben. McClary, Wil
liani .Vaughan andGrandison Hcr
ioty violation of prohibition law. ?
The State vs. Jervi?y Allen. Rob
en. Ardis, Jr.. and-Dudley Weeks,
violation of prohibition law.
The State vs. Sam Richardson,
housebreaking and larceny.
The State vs. C. L, Sykes, assault
and battery with intent to kill.
The State vs. Henry. Watts, dis
charging firearms into house.
The State vs. Jim. Oxehdine, vio
lation of prohibition law. .
The State vs. Rowland James,
housebreaking and larceny.
The State vs., James McCoy, as
sault and battery with intent to kill,
and.carrying concealed weapons.
The State vs. R. L. Cato and
Frank Jackson, violation of pro
hibition law.
The State ys. Sol Meyers and
Strother" Meyers, disposing of prop
erty under lien.
The following .indictments were
thrown out by the grand jury, no
bills being found:.
The State vs. Robert Sumter,
disposing of property under lien.
The State vs. Newton Lowder,
housebreaking and larceny.
The following prisoner}* entered
pleas of guilty:
The State vs. Robert Mitchell,
larceny. Sentence, thirty days or
510Q fine.
The State ys. James Nixon, alias
Sutton,; larceny. Sentence, three
The State vs. Clarence Walls, lar
ceny.-. Sentence, two years.
, The State vs. James Burgess,
j larceny. Sentence, eighteen months.
The State vs. William Vaughan.
violation prohibition, law. Not
I guilty.
I The State vs. Rowland James,
larceny, a plea .of guilty was ac
cepted and a sentence s>l nine
months imposed.
The State vs'. 'Jim Oxendinc,
transporting liquor, a plea of guilty
was" accepted .and a sentence of six
months imposed; sentence suspend
ed during good behavior.
The State vsl Sharper English,
j transporting liquor, a -plea of guilty
was. accepted and a sentence wa?
imposed of three months and a fine
of '$35: the time sentence to be
suspended upon payment of the
The State,vs. Sam Richardson,
j housebreaking and larceny, guilty
! A sentence of three years was im
j posed.
[ The State vs. J. Madison Des
I Champs, malicious mischief.. The
jury returned a verdict of guilty.
Notice was given by attorneys for
the defendant that they would
move for a new trial. The time
for arguing the motion has not been
fixed. .
j Wednesday morning the case of
'the State vs. Julius Zewell. assault
iand battery with intent to kill, was
{on trial.
The case of the State vs. Johnny
Robert's and Tommy Roberts, mur
der was continued on motion of
counsel for the defense, the ground
that a material witness could not
be found although due diligence to
bring him into court had been used.
This case was tried at a previous
term and a mistrial resulted.
The presentment of the grand
? jury follows:
Presentment of Grand Jnry.
Honorable J. W. DeVore, Presiding
J.udge. Fall Term.
We have considered all bills of
iudictment handed Us by tlie so
licitor, and returned them to the
eourt with our findings endorsed
j The report of Committee on
i Finance, appointed at the spring
?ni is attached hereto, and forms
a part of this presentment.
We have no matters of special
interest that we feel we should
bring before th?? court at this iime.
The grand jury thanks your hon
jor and other officers of the court
Ifor their valuable assistance in all
[matters coming before our body.
- Respectfully submitted,
K. H. RH AM E.
To Th*? Members of the Grand
Jury. Sumter County:
Gentlemen: We the members o?
your rinanoe committee bey; to re
We have checked up ail vouchers
and receipts furnished us by th?
Auditor and Treasurer, and found
same correct and in accordance
with the records. The books are
well kept, and all vouchers and re
ceipte so arranged aj to permit the
I checking pi.-these payers in the
j minimum of time.
Respectfully submitted,
W. H. T?TE?.
,, .Committee..
List of Cases Disposed ef and
Sentences Imposed
The State vs. Julius Zewell. as
I sault . and battery with intent to
kill, guilty Of simple assault: sen
tence $30 or 35 days on chain
The State vs. Ellison Sander's,
larceny of live stock, not guilty.
The State vs. C. L.. Sykes, assault
and "battery with intent to kill, tried
in absence of defendant, guilty of
aggravated assault and battery.'
Sealed sentence left with clerk of
The State" vs. .Tervey Allen, vio-'
lation of prohibition law. not guilty.
The State vs. Willie James, as
sault and battery with intent, to
kill, not guilty. .
;\ The State vs. Lee MoLeed; Fred
McLeod. Ben IVICLeod', Jesse Mc
Leod, arid Willie . Griffin, violation
of prohibition law.. Not guilty.
The case of the State vs. Bradley,
charged with murder, which was oh
the docket for trial today lor the"
second time, a mistrial having been
ordered'at a previous term, when
the jury failed;to agree on a ver
dict, was continued^ the reason as
signed Joeing the.illness of Hon. M.'
I Li' Smith, of j Camden, "one of the
attorneys for the defense,
j. K" y ; ?-; s ?
\ Elaborate Program
At State Fair
Preparations Complete For the
Greatest Fair Erer Held in
Columbia *
Columbia. Oct. 10.?One week.
from next Monday, the gates of the
South Carolina State Fair will
swing open and. there will he pre-,
sented to the public what promises
to be the grandest exhibition in the
history of the ? state. .. Every de
partment will be crowded with cx
! hibits and. .displays depicting the J
progress of bur "people. The entire
fair grounds has been rearranged
and .presehts . a fine appearanee
with its new buildings, permanent
walkways," flowers and shrubbery.
The people generally are displaying
unusual interest in the State Fair
' and record crowds are ,sure to at
tend*, t
The State Fair program is thev
most elaborate, ever attempted..
From the opening' day. Monday, j
October 23. until the closing day,;
Saturday, October .28, .unusual
features are daily programmed.
Officially the. days have been des
ignated as follows: Monday, Oc
tober 23., Ladies* Free Day. featur
ing the laying of the corner stone
jof the hew .woman's building and
the. public reception of Mrs. Edith
Vanderb'ilt: Tuesday, October 24,
School Day. featuring football game
between Greenville High and Co
lumbia High: "Wednesday, Octo
ber 2o! Agricultural and Confed
erate Veteran's Day. featuring spe
cial^ events In honor of the old
I soldiers: Thursday,. October 26,
j Football Day, featuring Clemson
j Carolina game; Friday. October 27,
j Naval and "Circus Day. featuring
j Ringling Brothers and Barnum
Jand Bailey confbined 'circus: S?t
, urday. October 28. Auto Race Day,
! featuring professional auto races.
In' addition to" the abcrve, har
ness and running races are to oc
cur the first five days on the new
race track and sonie of the fastest
! horses cam pg?ining have entered
the twenty different races. Free
j circus acts will daily afford thrills
Iand entertainment.; while each
night a stupendous display of fire
works will be presented;. Johnny
. J. Jones, with hTs aggregation of
i tented shows, will be on the Toy
Plaza. The railroads are offering
special excursion rates during the
entire week of the State Fair, while
for visitors traveling via autos the
management has provided a large
j free parking ground. The gate ad
(mission this year has been reduced
I to fifty cents and, with the myriads
jof attractions to be presented, a't
j tendance records are sure to be
j shattered. . ?_ .
Committee Appointed to Work
Out Plans For the
Columbia, Oct. 31.?A committee
to work out plans for a state for
! est.ry association was authorized
i by the conference in C^himb'^ vp?
iterday afternoon,-called b"$ Gdpt>
1 nor. Harvey to consJttrr ihr forestry
i situation of the state. Governor
j Harvey will name the committee.
! Tho association which this com
i mitlee will plan will work to the
'education of the pbblie along the
I lines of . forest conservation and
j will endeavor eventually to .secure
i legislation, looking to securing of
i federal aid for f??rcst protection. A
! forester and a forestry department
i will probably be advocated even
tually, as the state's need alonar
I this line.
i About a hah" hundred promi
j neht citizens from all parts of the
i state attended the conference. J.
Giryen Peters, .of Washington, and
James E. Scot:, both representing
the forestry branch of the depart
ment of tlie interior, were speak
er.* here for the conference.
Columbia.! Oct. 1??.? Contracts
for three road and one bridge con
struction jobs have been let by the
state highway department, accord
ing t<> announcement by the de
partment today, work starting on
each at once. The bridge is to be
over Thief-a nd-Tw?*n(y Greek on
the Anderson-Liberty highway, to
cost $7,'70O. The road johs ?re:
four miles of the Dunham bridge
rpad f,,,i of Greenville .*?7."'>,?:
two miles betVreeli Princeton and
Saluda river, in Greenville county,
and eight miles on the Liberty
road in Anderson.
Reform in Pardon
Board Practice
Gov. Harvey Advocates Writ
ten Petitions and No Argu
ment by Attorneys
Columbia. Oct. 10.?Governor
Harvey. *.vho is credited by the
pi ess with having set up a new
standard of law enforcement in
South Carolina, is advocate of an
other principle, this being in fe
g'a*d tc the work of the pardon
board. He advocates, he stated to
this correspondent today, the mak
ing of' all petitions for executive
clemency, to the pardon board tn'
writing, and the abolition%of the
plan whereby counsellors appear in
person before the board to ask for
The governor takes the position
that when a petition for clemency
is referred to the pardon board,
the appearance of personal repre
sentatives of the petitioners is in
effect retrial of the case-before
this board, though the state has no
lawyers to argue its side of such
cases. The executive holds that
the pardon' hoard should consider
only written petitions for clem
ency and should not be recruired
to ,hear personal appeals.
The pardon board met here last
week, hut it did not have many
petitions this time. Governor Har
very's strong stand for law-enforce
ment and against extravagance in
the extension of clemency resulted
i'fn a dwindling in the batch of pe
titions filed and considered by the
board. It is not thought likely that
the pardon board will have much
to report to the governor.
Action of the pardon board is
awaited with interest. One' of the
interesting cases is that of T. B.
McLaurin. of Bennettsville. who is j
I serving a ten year sentence in the
[ pehitentiar>'. his conviction ha ving
i followed, the discovery of a short-.j
'age in the books of the bank of ;
I Bennettsville of which he wa?. j
jpiesident. The grounds on which J
Ithe MeLaurin petition is based are!
[not known, but it is presumed the]
jouestion of MeLaurin's sanity en--, j
jt'ers into the case, as,this has been
presented to officials on previous
occasions in connection with the
sentence imposed, upon the form
Good Growth in South Caro
I iina institutions
j Columbia. Oct. 10.?Crowth of
high schools in the state during
ithe last five years has been ohiefiv
in the' older schools rather thao.
[through new schools, according to
i a. statement given out here today i
j by State Superintendent John E. j
'Swearingen. The superintendent!
:made public tablesr Showing the j
{growth in the number of schools}
]during the, five years, from 191.7
j to 1922 ?ahd also" the growth of the
1921-22 school year over the pre
vious twelve months.
There were 142 schools in ithe
state in the year 1916-17 and In
1921 there were 179, or an increase
of 26 per cent, he said. sThe num
ber of teachers increased from 444
to SI2, or 80.63 per cent, and the
enrollment from 10.84.7 pupils to
! 18.638. or 71.8 per cent. The
number of state high school dir
plomas increased from 508 in the
first year of the five-year period to
1.771 in 1922, or a total of 348.6
per cent.
"There has been an encourag
ing development in the schools
which were high schools in 1916
! 17," says the statement. "In a pubr
blic address made in 1917 Mr. W. H.
'Hand, who was at that time state
high school inspector, said 'what
South Carolina needs is not more!
high schools but better high
schools.' "
Then calling attention to the I
tables the superintendent said thatj
these indicate, "that the principal
high school .growth within thei
five-year period was due to the de- j
velopment of old high schools rath- ?
er than the establishment of new
high schools."
There were 4.011 high school
pupils enrolled in schools outside
their own districts during the last
j year, a majority of them from
rural districts. Greenville High
school leads with the largest num
ber enrolled from outside the dis
During the year 1920-21 there
were 159 high schools and in 1921
22, 171?. or an increase of 12.5 per
cent. Enrollment in the first year
was. 14,53.5 and the second 18,638.
?an increase of 28 per cent, and the
number of teachers in 1920-21 was
1 0?;*> and in 1921^22. 8J2.
For the 1919-21 period 136
schools ran nine months and for
1921-22. 164. There were 7:"? four
year high schools in 1920-2;l and
137 in 1921-22.
The high school enrollment by
grades was given by the superin
tendent as follows:
Eighth grade: Boys 3.384. girls
2.x lo. Total 7.19-1.
Minth grade: Boys 2.227. girls
2.X7S. Total 5.105.
Tenth grade: Boys L.675, girls
2.365] Total 4.04a.
Eleventh grade: Roys 861; girls
1,43$. Total 2,299.
Totals: Boys, s.147: girls. 10.
191.- Grand tolaJ. JS.S3*.
Old Confederates May Attend
State Fair Without Cost
Columbia. Oct. 10*.'?The Atlantic
Coast Lint- Railroad company will
give free transportation to and
from the state fair to all Confed
erate veterans. according to a mes
sage received vestprday morning
by Frank W. Shealy. chairman of
the railroad commission, from W.
.). Craig. general passenger agent,
of the Atlantic Coasi Line at Wil
mington. The Southern and Sea
hoard roads some time ago an
nounced that they would give free
transportation to the veterans.
couple mt \
Clifford Hay.es, 19,!
Held on Stoiy Re-j
lated; by Raymond!
Schneider, 22
New Brunswick, Oct. 9.?(By the
Associated Press).?Clifford Haye 5.
nineteen, was held incommunicado
in .the Somerset County jail to
night oh a warrant charging him |
with the first degree murder of the j
Rev. Edward Wheeler Hall and j
Mrs. Eleanor Reinhardt Mills. Sep- j
tember 14.
? Authorities have not reveal*-d j
any evidence which would show a j
logical motive for.his alleged act.;
Raymond Schneider, twenty-two,
caused Haves' arrest. Hayes, hej
said, thought he was shooting fif-;
ten-year-old Pearl Bahmer and !
her step-father. Nicholas Bahracr. (
But the only motive he advahc-;
ed was. a sort of quixotism on j
Hayes* part?a desire to right sup
posed wrong done a friend. Hayes*
retort was that Schneider was "a
damned liar." He admitted going
with Schneider to the deserted j
Phillips farm, where the bodies i
were, found, in search of Pearl and ?
her step-father. . . i
They heard shots and screams,!
he. said, and ran toward the crab j
apple tree-whence the shots seem-i
ed* to come observing an automo- i!
bile dash away as they ran. J*
Beneath the tree, he declared.!
they found the minister and the I
the choir singer.dead and?he add- j
ed?Schneider bent down and stole ]
the minister's watch.
. This Schneider denied during the j
all night grilling to which both!
youths were subjected. Schneider. ;
in turm accused Hayes of having I
committed the theft.
Schneider's" story is that neither j
he nor Hayes touched the bodies, j
except for the filching' of the;
watch?of which he accuses Hayes, j
It has been established, however, j
by a belated autopsy . that Mrs. i
Mill's* throat was cut from ear to i
ear, and her head almost severed, j
Schneider could not explain this. !
Neither could he explain how the
bodies came to be laid out side by I
side as if for burial. ,
He was also . unsatisfactory asj
to. how the letters written by Mrs. j
Mills to the minister came to bej
scattered about the scene?-or who j
propped one of the minister's cards j
against the.sole, of his shoes, as if)
to' make sure of identification. His!
account, does tally with the first <
statement, attributed. to Mrs. Hall |
after the murders were discovered i
?that her theory of the double \
slaying was "mistaken identity."
This statement later was repu- i
di?ted by Miss Gaily Peters, con-!
fidante of Mrs. Hall.
:. . . C-^T-^j :-..-r'. -' - ..... f
Although they expressed conti-j
dehce t hat the case had been prac- j
tically solved, the^authorities were;
still.hard at work tonight trying!
to reconcile all the tangled skein!
of evidence in Schneider's story? j
or to batter him down to further
admissions which would make his j
story more plausible.
Schneider's story??as much as
she could have been expected to
know?was corroborated by Pearl .
On the night of September 14,
j she said, she was out with Schnei-;
! der, remaining until 9 o'clock. |
! When ahe returned home, she con- j
jtinued,* ahe found her step-father
(on the porch, intoxicated, and con-I
jsented to go with him while he at
tempted to 'walk off' the effects
I oif his drinking. They passed J
Schneider, Hayes and Leo Kauff-!
mar. on a street corner, she said.1
land the three 'youths followed
i them. After they had walked some
distance, she said, she became tired!
j and wanted to return home, but
her step-father seized her by the
arm and insisted that she continue.
She began to cry, she said, and the
trio rushed up, Schneider doffing
his coat and expressing his deter
mination to beat Bahmer.
The encounter ended . without
blows, however, she said, and she
apd her stef-father returned home.
. Schneider's story tallies with
hers perfectly up to this point, ex
cept that Schneider said Pearl and
Bahmer walked on toward the
Phillips :farm.
Kauffman left them then, he said,
but he and Hayes determined to
j follow on. Hayes showing him a
32%aliber pistol and assuring him
there was no danger, suddenly, he
said, they saw a couple beneath
j the crab apple tree and Hayes
whipped out his pistol and began
firing exclaiming:
j "There they are?I'll fix them."
I After .he struggles of the pair
j beneath the tree were stilled, he
said, he stole forward, struck a
J match and cried to Hayes:
"My God, man. you've made a
I terrible mistake.*'
I Hayes then snatched the minis
ter's watch and they both fled, he
J Schneider was mioted as telling
the authorities he had taken Pearl
to the scene on Saturday?two
jdays- after the shooting?partly
Out of morbid curiosity and part
1 ly because he wanted to show her
j how nearly she had come to being
I Slain for her walk with her step
| father.
j It was Schneider and Pearl who
j first "discovered*' the bodies and
! notified the police.
! Pearl's version to reporters today
Was so rn e u hat d i ffere n t.
i "Raymond saw me Saturday and
insisted that we take a walk." she
said. "He took me up in the lane.
!t was the first time we had ever
been up that way. We sat down in
the grass near the apple tree to
talk, f looked over and saw the
bodies and said to Raymond, 'there
are two people lying down.""
'Why don'i you attend t?> your
own business,* he replied."
'Then f walked over and saw
they were all bloody and nm away
Tobacco Planting
Campaign For
Sumter County
China-American Tobacco and
Trading Co., and Siimter
Leaf Tobacco Co., Make
Suggestion That
Should be
Mr. Hugh A. Williford, represent
ing the China-American Tobacco
and Trading Company, of Rooky
?>lount, North Carolina, the lessees
and operators of the big Sumter
Tobacco Stemmery Company pla nt'
and representing also the Sumter ;
Leaf Tobacco Company, conferred <
with E. I. Reardon. the secretary. j
and with numbers of other mem
bers, of the Sumter Chamber of'
Commerce and other business men j
of Sumter Wednesday and Th?rs
day regarding the proposed to- \
bacco planting campaign for Sum- j
ter county. Mr. Williford .has J
agreed that his companies VI) j
supply, at their expense, all of ;hei
tobacco seed for free distribution j
by the. Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Williford says his companies
are very much interested in the
future development of the tobacco
industry in Sumter county and in
the building up of the Sumter to-1
bacco market because they have
hundreds of thousands of do!?ars
invested in Sumier in their tobac
co stemming and redrying plant
and in capitalization of their com
panies for doing business in Sum
He thinks that the business es
tablishments of Sumter and the
banks and large farm land own
ers of Sumter' and Sumter county
will do well to adopt Mr. R. B.
Reiser's suggestion that a special
and practical tobacco demonstra
tor be employed immediately to
go around over the county to in
struct or to confer with farmers
about preparing tobacco beds, set
ting out plants, cultivation, har
vesting and curing' of tobacco. And
to talk up the Sfimter tobacco m;ur-?
Mr. Williford's companies have j
started .the ball rolling by eon- '
tributions to this fund, because it j
will cost them possibly several huh- !
died dollars or more, depending j
on the acreage, for tobacco seed ior ;
free distribution. Whether the ;
China-American Tobacco and Trad- :
ing Company the Sumter Leaf To- |
bacco Company, and Secretary i
Re3rdon receive any co-operation j
and financial assistance from Sum-:
ter's banks and other business con- !
eerns and from large land owners,
these two companies artd the sec
retary will push. the planting of
tobacco for all they are worth.
But it does seem that with two : f
the largest tobacco companies" Iri
the United States, one of them. Che
China-American Tobacco and Trad
ing Company, one of the . largest
exporting companies in the world
investing its money and furnishing
its expert representatives to- help
build up the tobacco industry and
Sumter tobacco market, it does
seem that Sumter merchants and
other business men and land own
ers would wake up to necessity of
doing something to help outsiders
who- want to help Sumter and help
Sumter's business establishments.
November the first is the time
that this proiHDsed special tobacco
farm demonstrator should get to
work. He could also distribute the
seed, which will do a lot to start
farmers to thinking about planting
tobacco beds. Sumter's business
concerns and farm land owners can
not in the future sit down, and de
pend for business on cotton alone.
Tobacco for several years, until the
dairy, hog, fruit, truck, and other
diversified farm productions are
I made possible and profitable will be
or could be made Sumter county's
i next best cash crop.
Washington. Oct. 11.?<Jroup
conferences occupied the delegates
to the annual convention Red
j Cross, followed by a general ses
j sion. A concert by the United
! States navy band this evening, will
j precede the meeting at which
j Chief Justice Taft will preside and
la number of prominent speakers
{ will be heard. ,
j Charters for Two Companies,
j ""Columbia. Oct. 10.?The Caddin
! Moore Lumber company of Sumter
j was chartered by the secretary of
j state yesterday with a capital stock
lot $1.5,000. Officers are: R. L.
! Moore, president, treasurer and
j secretary: E. F. Caddin, vice presi
jdent. *
I The Carolina Products company
jof Sumter was chartered with a
j capital stock of $3.000. A general
I feed business will be done. Officers
jare: Robert Baker, president and
[treasurer: Isaac Strauss, vice pres
ident: James C. Bryan, secretary.
i frightened.* Then we told a poKce
i man."
; SomerviUe, N". Oct. 10.?
j Xineteen-year-old Clifford Hayes,
j of New Brunswick, who pleaded not
j guilty to murdering Rev. Edward
j Hall'and Mrs. Mills, is held with
? om bail for grand jury action. Au
fthorities who announced yesterday
: that the mystery had been solved,
'evidenced less satisfaction with the
. case today.
Mrs. Hall Again
In Limelight
I ***??*
Detectives Get Scarf and
Coat Recently Dyed
New Brunswick, Oct. 12.?Mrs.
: Francis Hall, widow of the slain
j rector, was brought into the lime
j light again when Detectives visited
j h??r home and took away a scarf
and fawn colored coat which she
had dyed a short time after the
slaying of her husband and Mrs.
Mills, to have them analyzed to
determine if they are blood stained.
Raymond Schneider, detained a:>
a material witness, has suffered a
severe break down.
Operating Expenses Material^
ly Reduced This Year
Richmond. Va., Oct. 10.?Not
withstanding that approximately
the same rtain service had to
maintained for a substantially
smaller volume, of tratlic. operat
ing expenses for the first six months
of 1922 were reduced 13.51 per
cent, and more than $5,000,0?*
were saved in conducting trans
portation On the roads of the
Southern railway, according to the
annual report of Fairfax Harrisovf
president of the/road! made to
annual meeting of stockholders In
session here today. .
The president's report was optiv
mistic throughout and showed the
condition of ih\ road to be good.
"The financial results from oper
ation t"r the lirst half of-the cur
rent year present a gratifying com
parison with the same' period last
year," said Mr. Harrison. "Dur
ing the six months from January*'
1 to J.une 30 the operating in
come amounted to $8.877,425 / as
compared with ?2.143,94 7 for the
first half of last year. The gross
income was approximately the
same or about one-half of one per
rent, less in 192,2. The revenue on
freight traffic was $2,330,813 or
5.68 per cent, larger than in 1921.
This gain is offset, however, by a
slump in the revenue from the op
eration of passenger trains. . ?x
.pense of operating passenger trainer'
was reduced $7,538,785 during the.
six months period. less than half -
the amount being cut from main
Itenance appropriations.
The operating and' transporta
tion ratios for the lirst six months "
of U>22. the report- showed, were
77.X7 and 39.39 respectively, as
compared with 89.43 and 47.14 ft>r
the fame period, last year. A^stfr--..'.
plus of ?2,003.473 of income? jr-s^
maining after the payment of fix
ed charges for the ?$22 .period com-'
pared with a deficit of $4,737,51'?'
for the same period last year, the
president reported, shows an iirj-l
provement of not less than it,-:,
761,252. .
John KTerr Branch ?f T?ch
tond, Adrian Isolin. Charles "La
nier and George T. Slade of. New
York were re-elected directors t*f'%;
the company.
Inauguration of Market Ser
vice Announced Ctovermg
South Carolina and
V Georgia
Atlanta, Oct. 9. ? The United ;
; States bureau of agricultural, ??^!
; nomic?\here announced today the?
j inauguration of a market service
; covering .sales cf Swine" at prin&jpt&f
: Georgia and South. Carolina potn?s;
; the reports to be patterned after;
tho?e"ol the national markets,'.use'*
: being made of standard. Units*}*
i State* - grades as a basis 'for.'j'^Bfg^'.
i form'comparison.
Other'Southeastern swine marf.
kets wiU he included in the ser-:
vice as it develops, according t?>
announced intention of the bureau ?
ffcfte Dropped to Pre-W?
Levels, Says Wilson
Chicago, Oct 9.?Figures to
! show that wholesale pruies. of meat
|and other packers* products hav^.
dropped to pre-war levels ip th3fr-.
; last three years a.nd announcement;
?that meat values are now st?btetr
ia.t about the price of 1913,'were
; given by Thomas E. Wilson, presi
dent of the Institution of Meat
j Packers, at its sixty-seventh annual
: convention today.
Although exports" decreased, 40
'per cent in quantity ^nd "70 per
j cent in value from 1919 to 1921,
j he said, they are now considerect
j normal when compared to fignres
j during the pre-war condition* 'of
i 1913 and 191*..
i Annual Meeting to Be HeW
in Columbia
Greenville. Oct. 10.?Carlos A.
i Rector, sheriff of Greenville coun
ty and president of the South Car
? olina Sheriffs association, tonight
; announecd that the annual con
i vention of that body would Irs,
jheld at Columbia ^O^tober 25 durr
;ing the state fair weok. The pro
i gramme includes, an address by
[Gov. Wilson G, Harvey.
?Big Football Game
At Pee Dee Fair
: Florence. Oct. 10.?The Blue Rib-',
j bon athletic event of the Pee Dee
?section this season will-be the fbot
i ball game between the Furnian
University and The Citadel at tbf
;iv,. i>.lo ;;,;r octol>er 19th. The
?game will he ealled at 3 o'clock .in"
the afivrnoon. an hour which will
j enable those who want to see it aJ
! chance, to come and* return home,
in i he afternoon.
Roth teams are leading factors
j in the state championship race for
i too;; ball honors and all who like
j football will see a real game tff'
ftwo pf the best teams in the state- -'.
Tiiis is the first college game of
? football played in this section in
'.ears and if the people patronise
! it. the game will be an annual
: event. \
Tiiere is not a fan in the st.ic?
i who has not heard of the great
J football machine Billy Lava! has at
! Fur man this year, and the same
jean be said of the Citadel BuH
Dogs, the stars of these teams will
! be in action at the Pee Dee fair -OW-;
i the r.uh. Reserved seats are now
on sale at Sl.5<i and the number
j is limited.

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