Aiken Standard, January 16, 1925

Aiken Standard

January 16, 1925

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - January 16, 1925, Aiken, South Carolina CAROLIN.I FRIDAY. JANUARY 16. 19^ By SATTERnFJLD what will happen, if ' A I \X>N*T e>& BRADLEY CONSIDERS REORGANIZATION* i<iion n iwn Iw*> mfffTrownrrr T. Brown Tried For Murder of Rish •Definite action as the future course <rf tile Gaston Bank and Trust ('o»-pt^y witl be taken within the next days/’ was the statement made fry W. W. Bradley, State Bank Examiner, who attended the regular annua! meeting of the stockholders of the be rk in Aiken Tuesday. Mir. Bradley stated that he attended the meeting by invitation and averted hitself of the opportunity to discuee rh- bank’s affairs with the stockholders and a few of the hank’s depositor* wBi wore present by invitation. The examiner dilated that he had cloned th* bank reluctantly after finding a /•tringency due to withdrawals. He c d not consider the bank insolvent .-if called for statement* which were m-sented, showing the bank'* deposits for sundry pen od* as follows. _ January I, 1924, deposits ****.«» June 17th, 1924, deposits 4l7’"I A*igu*t 15, 1924, demerit* 347,600 Sioxi-mbor 4, 1924, .deposits 311,100 Damner 17, 1924, deposits 274,700 <)n the cloning date of the,bank, , Decw^ber 17, 1924. the bank owen (111,100. On January 13, this had been reduced to $60,400. • H the bank is forced into hquida-# flow," the Examiner continued, “there will be no loss to depositors, hut in amidation, the bank would suffer a of more than 30 per cent of it* aaal collectible assets. Under a judicious phin of reorganization and atevngthening, there should be practically no loss even to stockholders as ?be present estimated value of the stock, based vpon the assets, is proc* The defendant, Will T. Brown. took the stand in his own behalf at noon yesterday and after explaining a former dB!te*|ty with Walter Rwh w< nt ;-to the details of tho killing af Will ie Rish. He acknowledged striking Bish first, hut only »*t*r he had called bun! a vile name. -He *hot when he thought j his life was endangered from the gun which Mrs. Either Bish brought to the scent4 and attempted to hard to WiHie Bish. • The trial up to the time The .Standard went to press follows: The second trial of Will T. Brown, Wagener farmer for the killing of his neighbor, WlHie Bish, was begun Wednesday morning in the Court of Gener-a1 Sessions before a crowded coort-rtKwn. Brown is charged in the indictment with murder, committed it is alleged, June 7th of last year, during a dispute over a ditch dividing- the lands of himself and the slain man.    - In securing the jury every man on the panel but one . was called before the twelve men trying the cain* were selected, the state exhausting its five challenges and the license excusing ten, while Judge Townsend excused eight of the jurors because of relation-I ship to the defendant and for expressed opinions on the case. The jury as finally selected are: E R. Buckingham of Ellenton, foreman; , G. B. Reardcn, M. L. Jackson, C. ./• Boylston, W. O. Franklin, F. B. Rn bern, S. S. Horne, Robert Stigler, L tieally par. “Plans of reorganization are being considered by the Kxiwr ner, and » .?    w7c.    GWR*.    I-    I    Holley,I .urn ho, »lre»dy i d g B HoU.y. A*, ERV; LU \ TH LOT Bt or ft HIT tin CoMCetTi IX > ^^▼*rC..vT*V i *drot rsr • V* Edgar Broom Speaker of the Hornse The election of Edgar A. Broom ai Barnwell, a* Speaker of the House of the 76th General AsaemWy is of pc cathar interest u> th* people at Aik*** i county because of Mr. Brown’s past ■and present connection with the affairs of Aiken county and Aiken peo pit. The election of Mr. Brown by a majority vote of 89 to 24 in evidence of the confidence and esteem in which he is he kl by his colleagues. The news drapatehe* carry a refer .•nee to Mr. Brown’* family history as folio.;**:    “Mr.    Brown was horn near Shiloh Springs in Aiken county, July ill, I bab, the son of Augustus Abraham and Elizabeth (Howard) fhrown. His grarxtfather, Needham Brown, lost in the Confederate cause, was a •curdy North Carolinian, whore fath j vt before him. Exra Brown, an early English settler in eairtem North Carolina, was a Revolutionary *okHarr wounded at the battle of . Eutaw Springs. Needham Brown and b» family came to South Carolina scene-time before the Confederate war sad nettled in the Hutch Fork sretion of Lexington county. The destruction of Columbin and the devastation of the surrounding territory by Sherman saw the removal of the family to Atkrei" Edgar Brown received his edacatkm n the common school* cf Aiken county, th#* (jnrnrteviHe academy, and in the law office of Col. H. S. and E. I*. Henderson. He wan appointed Co«ft Stenographer in 1908, and admitted to the bar in INI, whereupon ba moved to Barnwell and entered upon the practice of law. In 1915 he for* cd a partnership with Julian Bush aa /    11    «    a    r    t    \    Cs very considerable been offered by interested local par- .........7    :    ...    _„i,a|    The    marmnit's xe.Mcn wa, taken tim toward, mcrea,mr the capital    .purine the jury and other .welt of tho bank should this be doom- • mjMry work( >nd no eywrit- •* advisable.    w    the ,|.y,nK were died -Definite action anil , taken rn the I ^R;^ nleea by Blotter within the next ten days.    r    ,    Willie    Hi,h,    took    th* ,tated when nu.-non od that .ta    CWT    COUNCIL    MF.    IHS i could have easily and readily shot \c. Bier I TI K AL CLUB ENTERTAINS LA HI his *•*'» fr0m 1    if    *h* W‘nU'd aiVclrirM^rnSa^"^ ••»^,es- Day" wa, .njoyed atl^h«| „ "°Bruntiev Garvin-. a youn* white It. K. EH, ta,-wa.    Itajr; Weaner farmer, practical^ cotroho-    rn tem «    »ry^    ^    to    I    and their Rune ta attending the meet-, _    rated the full testimony -if Mn. -    |    '    ..    .    ,    «wuiul    lime    irg. Fo.tmaster J. C. MeAuhtfe, til marriac* of Willie Rish, took th* (fc#r Rmh ,t#Ung th.t Brown > shot Manager 'V-llmrn forth* aoeo.u    j    Augu.U,    de Ii sored one of his charac stand. Mr,.- Utah testified that abe j    lh«. feet et “th* Udy.» and j for a period ot fi»* y*«r.;    ■    ■    -     —  ., »t the window of her I ^lreft|y ,t her. and threw her to the The Supor.ntendi n WUU TD BE STARTED ON ""7" 'in,' ,'t the window of her A.KKN-AUGUST A HIGHWAY    th(. Wlll,ng when J—    k„,t    on    her    btrnum <gHntni,a«>ner Charlo,    I.Hill apent her attention    ..aa attracted by th. der the firm mum* of Brown and Bush. He has served as <'hairman of Barnwell! Democratic Executive <>« mu ire, nntl ss now chWrinan cf the State Democratic Ecxcutive f’atmniU-tee. He elected to the legislatere 1920. Tin* honor won hy Mr. Brown is justly deserved and his work will be ct a constructive nature in solving the problems confronting the state. The iraugural address of •jllplte’ Bi?h, witness sui t*<l home the wall of fief Mveral days in Columbia this week M the interest of Aiken County reads. Hy Hill reports that bids *v ' ope..*a af libofl, Tureday. ■January 20, HW Urn tot rift ion of tho newj^< ^ ^ ^ whCTt; tH, tw, Aiken-Augustn highway.    Brown,    stood argu- A survey been ^^ ™    rain    near    the di.putod ixi-.v rfind from Kitchmgs    Brown naid the witm-s. was Wafpener. Ti.’, rei.d « ll be port r ... ■■_•.-J-^f.„., „f th<* Stat. Highway system and mud nog ho. completed in 192 ». FARM WOM \N’S TOI Nt IL MEET AT BEECH ISLAND The Farm Woman'.* Counril of Ai-xen County met at the Downer Institute in Bef rh Island Saturday, January IO. The new president, Mrs. E. L. M» Eimurray, had sr a gel an entertaining program which was .arr i out as follows: Song—.America the Beautiful Scripture Reading—I ^’r-Lord's Prayer. Welcome—by MW Kathar m Atkinson. R. 41 mil and rnsnates of last meeting. , Report .of committee s. History of Bi*och Island Africa, lur* a| i fob—bv Mrs. J. P. Richard . The County Council, its Ordain n-tion'unil Purpose—-Mrs. Alher:^ tti am Mrs E. L. McElmurray* The Duties and Oynortim’tics Fnrni Women. ‘f*,*s. Hammond letl rn the • Simi of the Inst subj< ct and e»Te* nwrrlier of most helpful sugg i A»proc ation was heart iv • •• thi* ijood road built in th** 1*( ♦ar ! community and a corr rn, _    __________ by Ufrn Rish, said the witness, grabbed     ^    ___________ _      ^    ^    ^    ^ ce 11 ip* of fltarlto Ru.hlon.a ci.lored u ^    ^ 0f Brown after he tad    ^    The ti™,. irMientW. •«*»»*<!* of    SBtwrnT farm tan.l, Who rt.oj.ted tta^JfcS ,hot MW, down. ««e ^    F^r.l    (Tft    (Ihl^ter    oTth- ll. D. I’.. - lure outlook in a happy .ml hopeful ,„,„1uhU. to    the    to IItowp «« tryme ta H Willie Rish ,horter then the other, •ndjEdward < roft P    ,v vein A jp|,-ndi.I herherue dipper wa, f,    „f    ,    ma,-,    heert, oat. .;tne,« fortified that rh* ,p-.    , ifaht wci(rhin(t nam ala.ui to help pay for the nu I    ;    _......., ....... 0„,i„.r ie fallow-nu      V    the    irratifif v.4jtrm    Augusta, di*livt*n*d    one    OI nm vnur»t-|^e irtaugurni attires*    « TlL^uiHriiitendent of    street* was I terWtif    ^peecheH,    and    to*u*h d    linht-    Brown qi¥,ted below, is    indicUHm lowed    ar    Vppropn^tion    of .lh    per    Iv —    bleb cooption of -—»■—    — -    Q' Lee    Go\van,\    yn    Cuaaty    Agent,!    “Upon an occamail s®tii    i(s4Rl®ii^ made a short tal^    ^    Mr.    Bream    said    «    Ws    brl^ allowed ar apprupn*v.u«.    -    X.    -    r«untv month to P»v on hi. .ut«obile ex-    fa™^    eta* TC'tam. of m w.™ voted The SS «*>tataM»»d __rtk    aa    va    x1”’*    a    .    -    -    -    -    <, t • 41 /aa 1/ in s$ Vl JI irm-rmret shorter than mc o^er.    ------- -. ,h PX. V(.in \ splendid barbecue dinner wa* lie wa, a >i«h* «Wtor nam -h^.    B    ^    ^    ^    itovfa.taioyed    -y Jta ..atherintt felM t ll!* pounds, ana puny    *    ,    ,_    .r    v.,rL    tho    tu    :n« the business session. «»t' officers wiil Uke place -Hi*, taetified the __ witne,-. wa, h,,:hw»^t    "f    '"    rK ,    .U    I,    .    crci"i*J ohTBtrm-irmFRichland Alenge. M* h^rtUwtaP Brown truck him Report ..f the Treasurer « —V ■■— Hi the face and knocked him down bnhrce of    or    ..rn > \ ii Tin 11 el eel ii Mi **.’D ut the E' b- RiLh, who was standing with his har.ils crossed over his breast. Witness said as she neared the spot of the dispute that Brown ran to Her jmd grasped the muzzle of the single barrel gun she had a -her iitfht hand and demanded that she looser, her hold on it, this -aid witness, she refused to do, telling Brown, “Mr, Brown, go ow*r on your own side.” Brown then began shooting, Mrs. Rish swore, the balls flying over the barrel of the gun and around her feet. The fatal shot - fired, according to her testimony ^  ........... when she refused to release the gun,jthftt he amj others had dug nroun 1 lLov.n turned hi** hand suddenly, shooting Willie Rish in the side who fell on his face in a rainwush on the ground. Mn. Rish swore that Willie Ri*h was standing up with his hands extended and open wh< r, Brown shot him, and that he had no pistol, and had told her so wh* it she attempt a hen cie and took h *< pistol fn»m him. Brown, --aid witness, had beaten R h twice. he. the witness da. not interfere “bot ause I knew what a tem tier he 'aud. George Bt "d c*, the In t witness for the state, testified as t0 tho ';‘-v '-f the hind and the t tustion of the ditch, and fhat he had found the b.dy of Willie Bish bruised about the head and very muddy. Lati* bi the afternoon J. Howell <• >r-vii , the first witness for the de-f.-no*. took the stand, and testified to the location of the scene of the ! killing. The witness acknowledged $7,502.76, with ut- ( »m mitt re rn >nth - reef pt s were t7>• pend bure < **’», 120. > Report f th. I’ :hows: \rrvM 12; Convi *;un 3S; I> - h d J; Kira (bo! lect cd $319. ( Aincil voted that the gasol ne ,;| J,HS IICbe efpia Iv divided * \v»'< c. the drab-!*- *■’ th*’ cit*, a' J pf" \ bd the i I' ce was as low a1 I could I... bollen*, .it :• y Ui^iol A inent in the city. CDI KT OK GENERAL SESSIONS (XIN VEN ED LAST MONDAY con TRI <D VK \N I INK, IS NOW l l I K< TIN E aren' me notice ta It I ai.n bf ii it; ,u ,mid nfc ,► ’ nor n n- th ,. v k * -    !    i the I a<l*M|U»te to expre*s th< f. flings of a man’s heart. Th*- mno* of the gratification personal a    Ir the reai./aition *rf    the iwpomribilitT ~rC-t4k    I    aaa tic ’    ?    H S HU me. T>m n • n.    •    crowded out' bv ;h.* n    I    r ii e,    a    5 our * peak or, te f r* ;i!    ■    rvic    •    I"    veu    oh!    to th* .....  t^,    ;    ut    XI    (b    these    ♦•mo ii -r.ergt I >11 my ai tnv st n*n» of dreg a.lade to the mc*-i* f..r the great honor in this hoijrJiestOWtrt Wile' aid d : blit ii Now ■as, Th' re fl.-e bell g .-injth t o ! bereft re. to reach for his :a Ii.rn to secure p. v, i>    WI'ct with hi r and cast V* nee 111 ll -won ap* /fated to write a " ,u' °l 1 /' th* vom^ri'1 one' a- d aik operation in plant! g >«■'>’*• •iry the highways. The 1925 program for the t **uni includes the encouragement of eon-Aoli .atel schools, visiting cf rur.u ih wna definite teaching of pow! 'mead making in every e immunity and the ins*biliation of sanitary toilets. The Council will hold its meeting* quarterly and hopes to enlist the in--1 rests sud cc" ’ ii * a * on *f every ia?m woman in the county. The p^jk.hc of the organ ip t rn is community co-operation and individ rn! uplift. The local C UO se: V.* I a delicious plate lur ch with hot * d« e n> a pr»*wnt. (’horal Society for Aiken Under the direction of th** Civic league of Aiken a: off.ut being j marie to bring to:r‘,f.Her a ! tl • mu*-" cal talent of Aiken into i 1 •    (    1 Society Those n cierge hope to have the new orff»n»w»t *°n make its firxt appearance in ar. Easter concert. “if > step court Willie an ■anpied o f he ground n her a d -'riking her in . j(b' Wi'h his plyt"i, after he lied R *h. I» ' ■ ■ •' cr '"* -ex* by Swat <r John I*\ W llinrn R,sii v »•* a11'.cd i? -he could a gum to which -he replied, u d n’t belt -vt I run you just out there a dint a rte in the nei pa room!” W R -h was bud su:r*■ r• • I a •• lining r WU a <-n I arm and mn ■ cr t. ,*n him ♦ .ho > ar i old I j' kin ■* do so or not. Ii w »; Iou r broll rt Iv yore that mu invalid, t- of paral.v- and a w:th- u had nev- ni. br pistol, • he could bt cm** , bowel cr, that Willie Rish was a'.ned with a p moi when he walked t> the set ne [,( the disputed ditch, ami that Brown had knocked b m down and u^uicd the revolver from him, tl.o sect o and had foimd two bullets. both of thin! about 23 feet over the line on the land of Willie Rish. Boll v Go<s, second witness bn tho defense, corroborated the to -mony of Mr. Garvin, but 'n de *rib-iug the la* ii sa d the d.‘ch n. d put,* was , n the land of Brown a” I p ,t R ’n. Oth* r iv ’ne ". J 11 Mrs ley, Paul J hn*on and Mar *. ( urine*' v •*« •*    \ : d t" to -    ■ • th local *>n of the ditch jmt^bef rn court « f*»r ti' - * *.»■ f ndant will probably take the tand ai h:s own del. : e at noon Thur-uay. ] > g I ii* inc (’outre* i1:s. Mary ll. Aib.-r/'ti:, I! me. Demunstiat. a Vger.t, ann ,ui <•    ’ holding of a '’ann ■•“ ay mr < *oic this State fur 11*25. Requiia mcnt ■, tl’.at r ■>' kept of f.- d used and nom r ■ produc'd. Each rn*,nth there vill “ public hi >L it list of the ten niK n r,■cords made by farm flreks. Those interestd should get n with Mrs. A bergall: v. ii the n cc c's sa ry record car f..i :o.<‘ ion nee. sa ry contest. Judge W. H Town over nd of Columbia. ,<> Court of Gen-1, h iv'b c* nv' r i \ rte! .lieu iv e int i ".in "Ii na; the board of triste. s ,f ( I* rn son \ cr cultural < •Ile/** ,{o herebv prohibi’ the trarspor’ation Has >f live nto the State ■ (mwoil peril's I obtain.-; I ’ebrr ■■ r will I >e ■ern-n f ii’. ber of th hi* h t Ii* y upor rn.' ‘It has •ii ie is tin th*' heart ru, at t tins house the dut ie « you have heart. ^ “I ph t' : i, * ■ ■ ■ a (I. re to ii day n :" th* I e >! bit a ' ' rni arf • Intr O' IT « I I , •! tj'i - , • nobles ■f m *n. i that gr»ti-reaee that warm* It - my chief de me, t < .rnpress upov ho .-bt that I a ss. arui hu ti office, to wdiick rn. , w th a gratefai < a a lid to your con-tl rn ne an everlasUog .ti'itiring effort, out to irn■• you ami u Iv; arui a firm reno ,    *    cm no* it V, Wit^ i m; mine I honesty. ♦    a JI arise; try , ,reo*nt them se! vi*s; Cr ..’I now to giv» B at e: 'n Pal, o far ita* lad * es OI o ur I ane the h.uvcr iu, tate will l*v Mo V BLE LSE TO BKN IM.Kl (HS T( n' (I ,v I Em b and bf.i cr John B ikt i a*'d piracy, ■ carrying OOI* TI I . I IL assault I w.ii I . lo hatch*' he'p X el I iv* bi a '*■ JCS, , ll ai v way. I .A eire We ar * ' r s i I ■ having re' ’■TTI f/ r ;ft*v th* HT and M.. • linty Wr will H ,i\ rf mi* ti ave b 1 1* throwing ;t hack a distance t \ Startling (jaextion* Sunday pi, bt Dr. McLean will 'peak or. the question. “I* God On Your YU-King List?'* On Sunday morning he will sp* ak cr "Kr.-u^h ;> -the Great Need In Life." Sunday soh 9:4$ a. m. J. T. Shuler, auperintcn dent. IL Y. P. U. Tim da* at 7:30 I ne- rn Wednesday at ?:H0 p. m.. China . .....    ........    ho    Friday M 3:30 p. to , SunSdn. Band. tory- * too close to where This church ha< a we one. a ne- ,rro farm bayr in Ins employ. Mrs. Rish further t* tided that Brown luid threatened to sho-»t her it she Mid not give up the gun she was carrying, and that one, of the bullets flew close to her ear She defiled that Brown had against cornin the mer stood with the gan. and Tillman nb,! ens, murder. Luther Y ■ I 'lr r." * UU* J. J. Me Md: in, R Shump.^i. Hm ry Earl, ArjK*y Bu-be John Kfrni, <tw at (.u*en( viidati r c aw, Dave Le v, ar<H*ny Homer Randall, a sa I) r. I. at fig firearm weapons, jr M> ic do, , Percy l>nv s, S b man liar ■ I il-dm* **, ,-r.M. Elijah I h i*    p i * it ti on M X K> X l.Pd’UGOd ! I. I,,in • Demon • tca' on ' g \ RTE ll MHM IDN ED Bum here a* ti* in the stat* v. arned ♦utile for every Sam Ward, Sum Murray and I*rry F elds, ar br aking and farce’ V * ■ I •«*( U.JU.or. • * ■ ‘* who will fin the vacancy w, na** cansed by tla* d« A*h ;-■,. Senat'.r, Dx. J- do Blutk, wl-o -up’uii this exalted pc*.iition l„u an I honorub’.,. Jesse F. ( arter, ,f • I ... p ace. is being prominently* ;nokeu of -I a possible suco ssor to Senator Black, but so far fins -t committed hon elf. L. Blease an4 , ,1 t<# ' nd* rs*on j    ll AV TI * — 111. * th:.' T,    UC.! TVhfi Pei«#*te^* J , I    in    me    I    s.    uxjiith’ Cf re    e    J . . dirnaiKr hiHk ,,    . . rh* Treasurer ti chih tv .it'd how a * >k .,.v! of A rule ebon. S-, ;* .r’ • d Ires i* ill be P“n G_. 'which v as also the ad , t*, 0f thy groat -tuU-mnn and -en ator, John ( . Calhoun. LL E< P W VG EN KR (MTH FRS I , ... .,    O’" Wag* per have teiaaa .n.ousiv "r.    their    titan ""S-xta to serve the on sui bg Jtbrr follows: N'fnyor, *3. L. ( orht*tt, N IL Brodie, E. L, Richard! Gunter. D. O. Jones, ChiW Mike Knottv The J*t ens, J-N. O. A*, ve. ;