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1907-1908


All of the year 1907 with the exception of one page is missing from the microfilm. 

The Dillon Herald, December 26, 1907

Death of a Child

After an illness of acute indigestion, which lasted thirty-six hours, Annie Jennett, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mr. W. T. Bethea was taken from the arms of loving parents and her pure spirit was borne to her angelic home where Jesus waits to welcome his loved ones from earth. 

Born July 14th, 1905. Died December 20th, 1907, 17 months and 1 day.  Like a bright sunbeam she shed rays of love on parent’s hearts.  Short the time yet, only bereaved parents can realize their deep sorrows.

We extend our sincere condolences.

The Dillon Herald, December 26, 1907

 Mrs. J. E. Elkins and Miss Fitz were in Marion last week to witness the marriage of their friends, Miss Leitha Stalvey of that city to Mr. Ira C. Benoy of Atlanta, GA

The Dillon Herald, February 27, 1908                                                                   

Constable R. R. Brunson is shot through the heart while attempting to arrest Will "Coot" Alford.  There are several articles pertaining to the event.

The Dillon Herald, February 27, 1908

Mr. W. B. Hayes, a well known and substantial citizen of the Kemper community, died last Thursday after a brief illness with pneumonia.  Mr. Hayes was 73 years of age and leaves a family of several children. He was a kinsman of Mr. R. R. Hayes of Dillon and a member of the large Hayes family of this county.

The Dillon Herald, February 27, 1908

Death of Jake Parham published in the February 27th issue.  Transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, March 5, 1908

Honor Roll for Latta Public School for Month ending February 18

Second Grade – Teressa Dickens, Mary Tart
Third Grade – Marry Berry, Ruth Lane
Fourth Grade – Howard Griffin
Fifth Grade – Shubert McCutcheon, Gussie Taylor, Annie Hayes
Sixth Grade – Teressa Dew, Marion Eady, Sallie Tate Mims, Emma Bass
Seventh Grade – Annie Covington, Agnes Davis, Olive Davie, Gary Evans, Carrol Henry, Vivian McCutcheon, Grady Hayes
Eighth Grade – Bernice Bass, Constance Berry, Alice Dickens, Cora Dickens, Ruth Eady, Lucy Evans, Gertrude Manning
Ninth Grade – Lamar Dew, Curtis LeGette, Etta Seller, Beuna Sessions, Floy Bethea, Ruby McLean, Marion Baker
Tenth Grade – Pauline Watson, Kate Covington, Ella Atkinson

The Dillon Herald, March 5, 1908

Mr. Rufus M. Edwards left this (Wednesday) afternoon for Pages Mill where he will be married this afternoon at 3 o’clock to Miss Ina Hayes, the popular and accomplished daughter of Mr. T. B. Hayes. The couple will reside with the grooms parents, Mr. And Mrs. R. M. Edwards in Dillon.  J. D. Manning, L. Edwards, Dr. C. R. Taber and Dr. Jno. H. Hamer accompanied the groom on this happy mission.

The Dillon Herald, March 5. 1908

The friends of Jack Moody will be glad to know that he is recovering from a severe illness.

The Dillon Herald, March 5, 1908

Crag Brunson, of Florence attended the funeral of his brother, Mr. R. R. Brunson, Monday.

The Dillon Herald,  March 5, 1908

Death of Coy Carmichael published in the March 5th issue.  Transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

The Dillon Herald, March 12, 1908

Dr. B. M. Badger went to Barnwell Monday to attend the funeral of his cousin, Mr. C. F. Calhoun who died Sunday after a long illness.  Mr. Calhoun was president of the Bank of Barnwell.

The Dillon Herald, March 12, 1908

Mr. S. M. Allen and Miss Mary Jane McDaniel were married February 29, 1908 at the home of Rev. H. Harrelson.  Both of Carmichael township.

The Dillon Herald, March 19, 1908

Reedy Creek High School Honor Roll

Teachers – Misses Louise Bethea and Louise McMillan

Weatherby Bethea
Mary McLeod Bethea
Pearleen Cope
Kate Evans
Maggie Evans
Lizzie Henegan
Annie Henegan
Leola Hobbes
Elorna Hobbes
Lonnie Mae Hinson
Howard Johnson
James McCormac
Rhet McGregor
Ernest McGregor
Rupert McGregor
Bishop McRae
Ruby McRae
Annie McRae
Carrie McRae
Clarence McColl
Gordon McColl
Willie Stanton
Siley Stanton

The Dillon Herald, March 26, 1908

Marriage of Mr. Lawrence Wiggins and Miss Maxie Hamilton a few Sundays past.  Long article regarding the circumstances of the marriage.

Marriage of Jack Rogers and Claudie Hamilton  in the same article.  No date of the marriage was given.

The Dillon Herald, March 26, 1908

C. M. Moody has purchased another mule and is going into farming a little heavier than ever before, so he says.

The Dillon Herald, March 26, 1908

News Notes From Freestate

On last Thursday afternoon there was considerable excitement caused in our neighborhood by an accident which was thought for a while to be fatal.  Mr. Tom Parham was thrown from his buggy by a frightened horse and rendered unconscious.  The last account he had of Mr. Parham’s condition was that he was still suffering from the effects of the fall.

The Dillon Herald, March 26, 1908

Mrs. Bertha Miller has filed for Letters of Administration of the estate of W. H. Miller.

The Dillon Herald, April 2, 1908

Capture of "Coote" Alford, the slayer of Constable R. R. Brunson working at a saw mill in Rocky Mount, NC. Said it was self defense.

The Dillon Herald, April 2, 1908

Wanted:  Everyone to use our Bed Bug Poison - Guaranteed - Evans Pharmacy

The Dillon Herald, April 2, 1908

Colored post cards of Dillon High School and Main St. at the Herald Book Store

The Dillon Herald, April 2, 1908

Deaths in the April 2 issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Col. Ed A. Bethea
J. V. Curry

Carrie Rogers Mears filed for administrator of the estate of Robert H. Rogers

The Dillon Herald, April 2, 1908

Marriage of Maggie Lee Rogers and Barney Edward Blackwell on March 29, 1909 at the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Rogers.  The groom taught at Manning School.

The Dillon Herald, April 9, 1908

Messrs. T. W. Braswell and E. Clarence Winstead are now in Dillon, SC., where they have opened a jewelry store.  Mr. Braswell is a brave old Confederate veteran, carries on his person lasting evidence of his heroism on the battlefields of the South, is a clever gentleman and a fine workman in his line.  Mr. Winstead was one of our best young men.... Elm City Mirror

The Dillon Herald, April 9, 1908

Mr. Asa Bethea of San Antonia, Tex., was here for a short while Tuesday.  Mr. Bethea is a son of the late Col. E. A. Bethea and came home a few days ago to attend his father's funeral.  This is the first visit Mr. Bethea has made to his home in fourteen years.

The Dillon Herald, April 9. 1908

Marriage of Alford Webster and Fannie Ammons last Thursday.  The groom is the son of Constable Robert Webster

The Dillon Herald, April 16, 1908

The many Dillon friends of Miss Florence Berry were pleasantly surprised to learn of her marriage to Mr. Leon Goddard, which happy event took place in Birmingham, Ala. On the 5th instant.  The marriage was the culmination of a courtship which began at Latta some months ago when the groom was engaged in the hotel business in that town.  Miss Berry left Dillon about a month ago to visit her brother at Birmingham and her closest friends here had no intimation that she was soon to become a bride  Mr. an Mrs. Goddard passed through town Sunday night enroute to Fayetteville, the home of the groom where they will reside.

The Dillon Herald, April 16, 1908

Mr. Neal McDonald, one of our most highly esteemed citizens, died April 1st.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. J. Brown at Carolina church.  Mr. McDonald was a brave Confederate soldier and lost his hearing while in active service at Ft. Sumter where he did valiant service.  He was 83 years old and leaves a wife, four sons and one daughter to mourn his loss.  He was a good neighbor, a God fearing citizen, a kind and indulgent father and he will be sorely missed not only by his immediate family but by the entire community.

The Dillon Herald, April 16, 1908

Misses Fannie and Ruth Pipkin of McColl will come down Tuesday for the Rogers - Ferguson marriage on Wednesday

The Dillon Herald, April 23, 1908

Marriage of William Angus Ferguson and Lyda Rogers last Wednesday afternoon.  The groom is from Monroe, NC and the bride is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. D. S. Rogers.

Marriage of E. Pearl Wiggins and Josie Smith last Sunday afternoon.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. H. D. Smith of Hamer. The groom is a prosperous young farmer who lives near Dillon,just a short distance beyond the New Bridge.

The Dillon Herald, April 23, 1908

"Bob" Merritt died at Hartsville Monday after a brief illness.  The people of this section will remember him as the former genial cotton buyer for Geo. McFadden & Sons.  He was located at Dillon for several seasons and was popular with everybody.  He was a big hearted fellow who lived for the pleasure of the others and the news of his dealt is received in Dillon with profound sorrow.  He leaves a wife to whom he was recently married.

The Dillon Herald, April 30. 1908

Deaths in the April 30 issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

T. P. Squires
Mrs. M. M. Culbreth
Mrs. Julian Walker

The Dillon Herald, April 30. 1908

Marriage of Tom Kersey and Toby Herring on the 23rd inst. Rev. J. A. Hursey performed the ceremony.

The Dillon Herald, April 30, 1908

Master Clifford McCormac entertained his little friends with a party to honor his sixth birthday.  The guests were: Cecil Bracy, Joe Taber, Courtney Ivey, Carlisle Bracy, Douglas Ivey, Carl Hargrove, Joseph Braddy, Fred Hargrove, William Ivey, Jim Miller and Victor Bond, of Rowland, N. C.

The Dillon Herald, May 7, 1908

Street sprinkler purchased by Charles T. O'Ferral.  He will sprinkle the streets twice a day during dry spells for $15.00 a month.  Merchants who want the stores sprinkled will pay $1.00 a month.

The Dillon Herald, May 7, 1908

Marriage of J. E. Brown and Hattie Murray last Sunday,  The groom is from Dillon and the bride from Echo, N.C. Mr. Brown will hold a position with the Dillon Fuel Co.

The Dillon Herald, May 21, 1908

Dillon is fast becoming famous as a refuge for runaway couples and Attorney J. B. Gibson, who good fortune it is to always be on hand when the services of an accommodating notary are needed to consummate the joys of luckless lovers, is winning fame throughout the border counties of the North State.  Chas. Hester and Miss Carrie Allen from Bladen county, North Carolina arrived with the same of story of parental objection and while the parents slumbered Mr. Hester stole his bride and hied away to Dillon where early Sunday morning the knot was tied.

The Dillon Herald, May 21, 1908

Drs. Tabor and Brown, of Dillon, and Dr. Smith of Pages Mills, performed a very delicate and dangerous operation upon a young man named Miller in the High Hill section Sunday.  The young man in question was sick for six weeks with pneumonia, together with six others of the family. All got well in the regular way except young Miller who had a complication of the diseases, emysema and pleuritis.  Two gallons of puss were taken from the diseased lung after a rib had been re-sected.  The young man is now resting easy with a tube in his side.

The Dillon Herald, May 21, 1908

A young man named Ed McKenzie was fund, dead Saturday evening near Huggins Bridge lying in the road.   A pistol was found by his side with one empty chamber.  When last seen he was in possession of a bottle of whiskey but he whiskey was no where to be found. His death or murder is a complete mystery.  Young McKenzie’s mother is the widow of the late John McKenzie, who for years resided at the old Allen’s Bridge place just over the Little Pee Dee river.  Young McKenzie had attended the base ball and picnic Saturday at Gaddy’s Mill and joined the ball club there.  Some think he must have shot himself accidentally. 
The following item was in the Bermuda Briefs section of the June 4th issue:
The correspondent from Pages Mills in last week’s Herald said that Ed McKenzie who was shot and killed in the Fork, some time ago, was at Gaddy Mill at the picnic and that he was last seen with a bottle of whiskey.  Our friend was  misinformed as to that.  He was at Mullins the day of his death and did not have any whiskey.

The Dillon Herald, May 21, 1908

Mr. Henry B. Jones, an old and highly respected citizen of the Sellers community, died last Saturday.  He was a brother of the late. F. D. Jones of Marion, and an uncle of Dr. J. E. Jernagin and Miss Theodosia Jones of Marion.  His surviving children are Frank and Charles F. Jones and Mrs. Hattie Bowen, of Mobile, Ala., and Misses Ida, Minnie and Lilly Jones of this county.

The Dillon Herald, May 21, 1908

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Kirkland and Mrs. Stokes left his morning for Mr. Kirkland’s home in Bamberg county to attend the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. Kirkland’s parents.

The Dillon Herald, May 28, 1908

Deaths in the May 28 issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Hal Reaves
Rev. D. W. Norman

The Dillon Herald, May 28, 1908

Marriage of Wilbur Knight and Mary Martin on May 22, 1908.  The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs. Daniel Martin.  The groom of Gulf NC.  The article was headlined Dunlap's Mill.

The Dillon Herald, June 4, 1908

Invitations issued for the marriage of Dr. Percy Anthony Bethea and Estelle Guess for June 10, 1908.  Dr. Bethea is a native of Marion but now of Darlington.  He is a brother of Mrs. W. T. Bethea and Mr. A. J. Bethea.  Miss Guess if from Denmark.

The Dillon Herald, June 4. 1908

A. T. Stephens of this place (Bermuda) was the victim of a very serious if not fatal accident last Saturday, in which he was thrown from a buggy and broke his left leg near the ankle, besides a bruise on the neck and shoulder.  He is suffering painfully at this writing.

The Dillon Herald, June 11, 1908

The marriage of J. B. Stanley and Ruby Legette on Tuesday.  Miss Legette is the pretty and popular stenographer for the Southern Loan & Trust Co. and Mr. Stanley, the efficient and accommodating day operator at the depot. The happy event was a surprise to their friends, but before the ceremony was over the young gentlemen friends of the groom has caught on to the plans and as the happy couple walked out of the parsonage gate they were met by a "Matrimonial Band" led by Mr. J. L. Gaitley and the march to Hamilton's Hotel was taken up amid the clash of cymbals and jingling of bells, blended with the strains from a hand organ that pealed forth "Marching Through Georgia.”

The Dillon Herald, June 11, 1908

Death in the June 11 issue - transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Elwel Hatchel

The Dillon Herald, June 18, 1908

Deaths in the June 18 issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Mrs. Charles T. O'Ferrall
Pate Walker

The Dillon Herald, July 2, 1908

Mrs. Lizzie Mason went over to Red Springs to attend the funeral of her niece, Mrs. Lynn McLean who formerly lived here.

The Dillon Herald, July 9, 1908

Death in the July 9 issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Harmon Herring

The Dillon Herald, July 16, 1908

Deaths in the July 16  issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

John M. Harper or John M. Parker (the article gives his name as Parker, however all his sons were Harpers)
Mrs. H. McLaurin

The Dillon Herald, July 23, 1908 

Deaths in the July 23  issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

Dock Herring

The Dillon Herald, August 6, 1908

Deaths in the August 6  issue

Holden W. Bethea (confederate veteran)

Mary C. Carter - 
transcription available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.ne

The Dillon Herald, August 13, 1908

At a frolic near Selkirk Saturday night Cousar Alford was shot by his cousin, Sam Alford.  The principals to the affair are colored.  The bullet entered at the small of the back and passed entirely throughout the stomach.  Dr. W. B. Smith of Little Rock operated on the negro in the hope of saving his life, but the bowels had been badly perforated and the negro died the following morning.  The negroes were at a hot supper and had been drinking together.  Alford’s slayer escaped.

The Dillon Herald, August 13, 1908

The marriage of  King Bennett and Motie Purvis in Columbia on July 26th. Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Bennett left for Washington Territory where they will make thier future home.

The Dillon Herald, August 13, 1908

The many friends of Miss Agnes Evans, sister of Mrs. D. N. Oliver with learn with pleasure of her approaching marriage on the 23rd to Mr. Sherard Hook of Eastover where Miss Evans taught last winter.

The Dillon Herald, August 13, 1908

Mr. W. M. Hamer was called to Chick Springs Monday night by a telephone message announcing that his oldest child, little Shadie, had been stricken with diphtheria.

The Dillon Herald, August 20, 1908

Mrs. Jincy Caroline Drake Wife of Preston Drake, Marlboro Co., died Tuesday morning, August 18, age 65.  Mrs. Drake had frequently visited in Dillon and was a sister of the late W. Z. Donaldson. She was a woman of many excellent traits of character.

The Dillon Herald, August 20, 1908

New County Survey Begins. The surveyors left Dillon Monday to begin the survey of the entire county beginning at North Carolina line.  The cost of the survey is estimated at $3,800 to be paid by citizens of Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, August 20, 1908

Marriage of Levi Jackson to Marthy Dove on Friday, July 31st at the grooms home. Rev. W. C. Wallace  “tied the silken knot”.  The quiet home wedding was without frills and orange blossoms, only Mr. Bud Trubleville stood as best man.
“Mr. Jackson deserves more than passing notice. When the old Palmetto State announced to the world that she was going to housekeeping on her own account, come weal or woe, she would face the music, and when the bugle call came for her sons to repel an invading foe, William Jackson, whose antiquated dwelling is now standing in Dillon, sent his eight lusty sons to the firing line to do or die for Dixie. Levi was one of them and during the four long and bitter years when death and carnage swept our southland he was in the thickest and never faced the pitless storm
“nor shall his glory be forgot
While fame her record keep,
No braver man, more daring deeds
On Pee Dee never sleeps”

The Dillon Herald, August 20, 1908

Marriage of Ernest McLean and Dela Mitchell on August 9,  both from Fairmont, NC

The Dillon Herald, October 21, 1908

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. T. O’Ferrall will announce in the Richmond society pages the approaching marriage of their sister, Miss Helen Walton O’Ferrall to Mr. J. Taylor Thompson. Miss O’Ferrall has made many friends during her recent visit to Mr. and Mrs. O’Ferrall.  The groom-elect is a prominent young attorney of the Virginia Bar.

The Dillon Herald, October 21, 1908

Miss Flora Jane Bethea, daughter of Mr. T. W. Bethea celebrated her ninth birthday at the residence of Mr. S. Peterkin on Main Street.

The Dillon Herald, October 21, 1908

Mr. A. C. Ray lost his sawmill by fire Friday night.

The Dillon Herald, October 21, 1908

Mr. I. L. Gaitley went up to Fairmont yesterday to act as groomsman in the marriage of Miss Tiny Chappel to Mr. Blue of Lumberton. Mrs. Leroy Williams also attended the wedding.

The Dillon Herald, October 21, 1908

The guard house at Latta was consumed by fire and a prisoner escaped on Sunday night October 18th.

The Dillon Herald, October 21, 1908

Bingham, October 19 – The marriage of J. S. Hubbard of Marion and Miss Bessie Brigman of Brownsville, was announced for 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon but at the last minute was postponed without explanations to the invited guests than that the prospective groom had sent a note instead of appearing.  The bride to be was the daughter of Mr. J. L. Brigman and the groom to be was bookkeeper for the Marion County Lumber Company.

The Dillon Herald, October 21, 1908

Rev. J. H. Moody, of this section will leave this p.m. for Mallory to preach the funeral of Mr. J. H. Kersey of the Mallory section.  The burial will take place at Kirby's  crossroads Tuesday a.m. 10.30.

The Dillon Herald, October 28, 1908

Deaths in the October 28th  issue - transcriptions available by email <hbmoody@bellsouth.net>

A. McLean

The Dillon Herald, October 28, 1908

The marriage of O. F. Moody and Mary Moody at the residence of F. D. Moody on October 25. They will make their home in Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, October 28, 1908

The boys of Dillon High School, through Earle Bethea have contributed $5.00 to the Bryan campaign fund. Those contributing $.50 were, Will J. Carter, Jr. , John H. David, Jr. Reuben Moody, Bruce Sellers and Earl Bethea. Those contributing $.25 were Ben Badger, Frank B. David, Jack Moody, Rupert McCormac, Will Melvin, John Collins, John C. Bethea, Arch Surles, Fred Cottingham and David S. Allen, Jr.

The Dillon Herald, November 4, 1908

Invitations have been issued to the marriage of Tristram W. Bethea and Julia B. Hendrick to take place in Rock Hill on November 18.  Miss Hendrick is a graduate of Winthrop.  Her sister is Mrs. W. C. Owen of Little Rock. Mr. Bethea is a well-known and popular young business man of Dillon.  The couple will reside in Dillon.

The Dillon Herald, November 4, 1908

The Colored Driving Association is holding its third meet today and there will probably be a large crowd of colored folks in town to day.

The Dillon Herald, November 4, 1908

Mrs. W. Murchison has gone to Marion to attend the marriage of her sister, Miss Celestie Blackwell to Dr. Allen of Florence this afternoon.

The Dillon Herald, November 18, 1908

Marriage of Robert McLellan and Delia McIntyre on Thursday, November 12th at the home of Palmer McIntyre, brother of the bride.  She was the daughter of Mrs. Flora McLellan.  The ceremony was pronounce by Rev. Dr. Buckner, pastor of Kentyre Church.

The Dillon Herald, November 18, 1908

Mr. Davis S. Allen was painfully injured by a runaway horse last Friday  He had been to visit Mr. T. C. Sherwood above Little Rock when the horse became frightened and threw the buggy and its occupant into a deep ditch resulting in a fracture of the arm and a painfully bruised body.

The Dillon Herald, November 18, 1908

Another squad of surveyors reached Dillon Friday running an air line for a new Railroad from Clio to Dillon  The new route passes through Gallavon and 1 ½ miles west of Little Rock

The Dillon Herald, November 25, 1908

The marriage of Julia Kendrick and Truss W. Bethea took place last Wednesday at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. John E. Kendrick in Oakland.

The Dillon Herald, November 25, 1908

Three thousand people attended the races last Wednesday at the Dillon track.  The famous Alfonso, the pride of Marlboro County, carries off purses again.

The Dillon Herald, November 25, 1908

The marriage of Alice McLeod, and Dennis A. Bethea, MD. On Wednesday evening at St. Stephens Methodist Church.  The bride was the daughter of Rev. Jerry and Mrs. M. S. McLeod.

The Dillon Herald, December 2, 1908

The marriage of Mary Kate Carmichael and Geo. A. McKay Thursday at the home of Rev. Mr. Dixon. The bride formerly of the Reedy Creek section but now of Red Springs.  The groom is the son of Mr. J. F. McKay.

The Dillon Herald, December 2, 1908

Notice to creditors for the estate of T. P. Squires. Mrs. C. V. Squires,  Administrator.

Notice of final discharge by Dr. C. Henslee, administrator of the estate of Mrs. Sadie T. Henslee.

D. McL. Bethea has filed for administrator of the estate and Wash Bethea

The Dillon Herald, December 16, 1908

Notice to creditors for the estate of L. S. McLean by E. A. Gaddy, Administrator

The Dillon Herald, December 23, 1908

Percy McLellan was shot and killed instantly in “Marion’s first Christmas homicide” Saturday evening at the home of one Gainey, who is an employee at Lassiter’s saw mill and who lives on Mr. John Finlea’s plantation about five miles from Latta, near the home of the late Governor Ellerbe.  He was shot by young Gainey in “self defense.”  It is probable that an inquest will be held and the facts then brought out may show a story quite different.  The deceased was a man of family and a reputation of being a quiet and peaceable citizen.

The Dillon Herald, December 23, 1908

Irene, the four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Lawson died Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock after and illness of ten days with typhoid pneumonia.  The little one was tenderly laid away at Mt. Holly on the afternoon following at 3 o’clock.

The Dillon Herald, December 31, 1908

The only tragedy to mar the pleasure of the holiday festivities in this immediate section occurred on the plantation of Mr. L. C. Braddy Christmas eve night when Hayes Cousar, a colored man, aged 25 years, was hot and instantly killed by John Emanuel, also colored aged 20 years.  The shooting was the result of a quarrel over a woman at a negro hot supper.





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