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The Manning Times (SC)
The Manning Times (SC)
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Description: Has Close Calls – Sheriff Runs Gauntlet

Date: March 4 1914

Newspaper published in: Manning, SC

Source: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov

Page/Column: Page 1, Column 2

HAS CLOSE CALLS
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Barnwell Sheriff Runs the
Gauntlet of Possible Death.
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Death has been camping on the trail of Sheriff J. B. Morris of Barnwell, judging from the record of accidents that have befallen him recently. While returning from a hunting trip Friday morning with a party of friends, his Hudson touring car skidded down a long hill. The right-hand wheels went in the ditch, but no one was injured.
The second accident occurred Tuesday afternoon, while the sheriff was driving his Ford roadster at a rapid rate down Main Street. The little car began to skid, and before the Sheriff could regain control, the machine had dashed into a newly made hole in the street stopping suddenly against a tree.
The third of the series of mishap occurred Tuesday night, when Sheriff Morris was made desperately ill from the effects of about a teaspoonful of writing ink, which ho mistook for headache remedy. When he became suddenly sick, he look at the bottle again and found out his mistake. A doctor was hastily summoned and medicine given to counteract the effects of the ink.

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