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Description: Byards Released from PrisonDate: June 25 1903
Newspaper published in: Bamberg, SC
Page/Column: Page 1, Column 5
THE NEWS OF A WEEK IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Byards Released from Prison
J. P. Byards, one time a Holiness minister, but more recently an inmate of the county jail at Spartanburg, in default of a $100 bond to keep the peace, was released from prison a few days ago, his father making the required bond.
The career of this man would fill a novel, so many characters did he assume. It was alleged that he was first a religious reformer, next a Lothario, having eloped with Mrs. Harrall, another man's wife; third, a penitent in the walls of the county jail, and last of all a poser as one who had suffered unjustly. It is learned that Mrs. Harrall has returned from Tennessee, where she went with Byards, and is now living with her father, near Cannon's camp ground.