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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


Page/Column: Page 1, Column 2

Barnwell Sheriff Runs the
Gauntlet of Possible Death.
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.

Submitted: 01/12/19

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