WHISKEY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TROUBLE.
WOUNDS NOT SERIOUS
Colored Men Get in Row in Which Two of Them Receive Wounds From Pistol,
and all are Bound Over to Court.
James Hemmingway, Frank Hemmingway, and Willie Cochran, all colored,
got into a row on last Sunday near the colored M. E. Church. Frank Hemmingway
and Willie Cochran both received wounds from a pistol in the hands of
James Hemmingway, the wounds not being serious however. On Monday they
were all brought before the officers of the law and were compelled to
give bond for their appearance at court. Whiskey is at the bottom of
My experience at Conway suggests a series of Films caught by a kodak.
As I travel to my destination via Atlantic Coast Line a picture appears
of a level country, great flat stretches of open fields, whence hay
has been harvested, or peas and corn gathered, often cotton patches
with the final out-put, snowy white in its top crop.
But to my eye the most interesting are the vast swamps, gigantic in
forests primeval, cypresses big as those Noah built the arc of, huge
hickories, oaks, elms, poplars and pines.
Here are some personal Films that appeal to the sympathetic sense.--a
young woman whose luminous dark eyes hava a pyschic power, and glow
with the light and happiness behind them, To the right and left of her
are Films of girls, tall, strong, assured, blythe of spirit, bonny of
I gaze soberly on a Film that shows the ancient cemetery of Kingston,
or Kingstown, as Conway was called under the sovereighenty of King George.
It lies in the shadow of mossy live oaks on a rising ground planted
thick with graves. But the grave that stand out in my memory is the
one whose white marble headstone bears my ancestral name, a young wife
and mother, who passed out of the world in her seventeenth year. What
a mere breath of existence! What a swiftly extinguished flashlight of
Another Film, and the tears start, for I see an old man, who totters
as he walks with the benumbing sense of senility, which is the sponsor
of death. As I regard his Film I hear again his voice, with the peculiar
ring of the Republic of Horry, as he tells me of his wife's last hour.
Many friends were gathered at her death-bed, for she was good and well
loved. She turned to him in that supreme moment saying, "I thought
I should be afraid to die, but now all looks clear."
Life, like the kodak, calls for a constant shifting of the point of
view, so our last Film brings up the ancient Court-house of Conway,
and the crowds of men hanging about its doors and stairways. In the
dim, dusty interior I see again the Judge, serious and attentive, the
jury on his right, the opposing attorneys at their desks or on the floor
debating the point at issue, and a singular break in the traditions
of Conway, a group of ladies seated in the audience who listen earnestly
to the contention of the opposing council.--Fairfax Enterprise.
NEW RAILROAD IN HORRY.
Commission Has Been issued to Corporators-Line Will Run From Eddy Lake
The Eddy Lake and Northern Railroad company has applied for letters
of incorporation. The corporators are W. M Burgan and Norman Jones of
Baltimore, George Officer and J. W. Little of Eddy Lake and R. B. Scarborough
of Conway. Capitalization to be $100,000 with privilege of increasing
The road will be of standard gauge, 35 miles in length, with Marion
and Eddy Lake as the terminal points. Some time ago another road was
started by independent people to connect Marion and Conway, but there
is some talk to the effect that the road, will not be built. The company
which has just given notice of the intention to organize says in its
declaration that the line will be constructed "from Eddy Lake in
Buck's township, through Buck's, Dog Bluff and Gallivants Ferry townships
in Horry county, and Britton's Neck, Legette and Marion townships in
Marion county, to Marion Courthouse," a distance of approximately
[?] miles, no part of which has yet been constructed. --The State.
Fancy price paid for eggs at Jones.'
Jones' has got the shoes you want.
--Pay your subscription to the county Auditor
--Last Monday was salesday and a busy day in town.
Such things as you cannot find at other stores, get 'em at Jones.'
Jones offers goods at a bargain during the next sixty days. Over 100
pair shoes at less than cost.
--W. M Parker has sold out his barber shop to Lesene and Johnson, two
--The county poor farm was sold to Burroughs & Collins Company last
Tuesday at the price of $6 per acre.
--The county Auditor is the authorized agent of the Herald on his trip
over the county with the county Treasurer.
--J. L. Faircloth, who has ben in the county chain gang for some time
was liberated last Tuesday by payment of his fine of $500.00.
--Attention is called to the large advertisement of J. D. Oliver now
running in the paper. Call on him when you want anything in his line.
--Don't forget that the county Auditor as he goes around with the county
Treasurer can give you your receipt for subscription to the county paper.
--The walls of the new brick building next door to Kingston Hotel have
all been completed and carpenters are now busy finishing up the wood
--C. E. Dozier has purchased the house and lot on sixth avenue from
B. F. Tuton for the sum of $2000.00. The place will likely be occupied
by Mr. Dozier as a residence.
--The case in the magistrate court between C. A. Causey and B. F. Sellers
has been compromised by payment on the part of Sellers of the balance
of his account.
--There was a threatened suit last week against S. P. Hardwick for a
lot of hogs claimed to have been sold to Marsh's market, but the matter
--While in Conway the Editor of this paper was visited by Mrs. Lea C.
Harby, the distinguished author, eloquent, dark, speeking Charleston
eyes. --Fairfax Enterprise.
--A blind Musician, Prof. Clifford gave an entertainment at the court
house last week which was well patronized doubtless though sympathy
for the unfortunate man. The motion pictures were good it is said.
--Mrs. Alva Phillips, while on the side walk near the Conway Bargain
House last Monday, fainted and a doctor was hastily sent after. She
was laid on a cot and taken into the store where she received medical
attention and was doing well at last accounts.
--Yesterday was the day fixed for a preliminary hearing of the case
against: J. C. Lewis, who was charged by a Mr. Edwards with malicious
mischief to cattle. The hearing was before Magistrate W. F. Floyd at
Pine Grove School House in Floyds township.
--The county Board held its regular meeting last Tuesday. The county
treasurer is now making his round of the county collecting the taxes
and there will likely soon be plenty of cash in the treasury with which
to pay the claims that have been piling up in the office.
--J. B. Prince who recently accepted a position with the Arthur Hardware
Company at St. Matthews, S. C., has been sent by that enterprising firm
to take charge of a branch business at Elloree, S.C. Mr. Prince is a
Horry boy and his friends here will doubtless be interested to hear
of his promotion in the business world.
--Will Bellamy, a colored man, was sent down to the county chain gang
the latter part of last week from the court of Magistrate N. J. Cox.
Bellamy was charged with disorderly conduct and assault and battery
of whom he was found guilty and sentenced to the gang for thirty five
days. Constable J. J. Todd, committed the prisoner.
--David Russel Anderson, a very highly respected citizen of Floyds township,
died at his home in that townsip last week, to the regreat of many friends
in that and other sections of the county. He was confined to his bed
with serious illenss for three months, and death came as a relief from
suffering. He was married twice and he is survived by his second wife,
Mrs. Kate Anderson, and by his children Mrs. Lillie Grainger, and Messers.
J. D. and W. J. Anderson. He was in his 65th year.
--A. P. Johnson is still in the lead in low prices.
PRICES REALIZED SHOWS GREAT RISE IN REAL ESTATE.
THE BIDDING WAS LIVELY.
Some Very Valuable Real Estate Was Sold Last Monday at the Court House
by the Sheriff of the County..
--Several legal sales were made by the sheriff at the court house
last Monday, and the crowd in town was considerably larger than usual,
the lands sold being valuable and the bidding on them lively for a time.
The estate of Z. Jordan, consisting of twenty acres in Buck's township
was sold under mortgage and knocked down to W. D. Woodward for $68.75.
This sale was made merely to perfect the chain of title.
One hundred and twenty seven acres in Bucks township, the former residence
or property of John Q. Clark was sold under purchase money mortgage
held by Dusenbury & Co. The tract was bid in by that firm at $150.00
The next sale was the estate lands of the late Jhn B. Williamson in
Floyd's township, sold in different tracts as follows:
Tract of 9 acres containing the late residence, barns and outhouses
to D. M. Causee for #820.00.
Tract of 90 acres, all cleared to M.A. Horn for $1820.00
Tract of 35 acres to Zebedee Lewis for $300.00.
Tract of 40 acres to perfect title to S. J. Ayers for $50.00.
Tract of 51 acres to Mrs. M. A. Williamson for $630.00.
The last was the estate lands of the late R. H. Lawrimore in Bucks township,
also divided into tracts and sold as follows:
Tract of 95 acres to Effie A. Cannon for $525.00.
Tract of 108 acres to Avie D. Martin for $500.00.
Tract of 187 acres, upon which was a water mill, farm and dwelling of
the late R. H. Lawrimore to S. F. Bourne for $1070.00.
The prices realized at these sales shows the great rise in this county
in the values of real estate since the hard times of some ten years
ago. The same lands sold ten years ago for little more than one or two
dollars per acre.
In the Magistrates Court.
The case of the State vs. G. W. Graham and Lee Graham
charging hiring of a laborer under contract with another, was tried
in the court of Magistrate J. N. Jenrette here last Thursday before
a jury composed of W. R. Britt, J. L. Macklin, F.C. Lewis, J. Albert
Hardee, Dr. N. Sweet and P. Doyle. J.Q. Graham was the prosecutor in
the case and charged in the warrant that in last April the defendants
induced one Felix Fipps, who was under contract to labor for the year
with the prosecutor, to leave his employ and that defendants employed
Fipps, knowing Fipps was under contract. The State was represented by
H. H. Woodward, Esqr., and the Defendants by G. Fred Stalvey Esqr. The
defendants put up no testimony. The jury found the defendants guilty,
and they at once gave notice of appeal through their attorney, Mr. Stalvey.
The case of the State vs. G. F. Rhuark came up for trial the same day,
there having been a previous trial of this case, but the jury failing
to agree on a verdict, and the court granting a new trial. This cae
was settled entering a special plea.
BITTEN BY POISONOUS SPIDER.
Mr. S. T. Sessions Suffers Great Pain From the Bite of an Insect.
Mr. S. T. Sessions, the Main street merchant, while working about
his store last Tuesday morning was bitten by a poisonous spider and
later in the day became violently ill, so that physicians had to be
He paid no attention to the bite at first as there was very little
pain. Some time after it occurred, he started to drive into the country
in company with Mr. R. T. Harman, who clerks in his store. Some distance
from town, Mr. Sessions was taken with violent, agonizing pains and
had to return to town. He was taken home but seemed to grow worse and
two physicians were called to attend him. Late in the afternoon the
medicines administered seemed to have the desired effects and he was
soon resting better.
M. C. Booth, J. A. Turbeville, Mrs. Capps, Asa Gause, J. D. Allen, R.
A. Watts, N. M. Hardee, W. J. McCracken, H. B. Hodges, L. J. Hardwick,
W. H. Graham, J. D. Watson, B. N. Hardee, D. H. Chestnut and D. H. Todd,
were all visitors in town from the country on different days last week.
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