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Pref, J. J. AvURS, Chester.
. . D. wHir. HkMlviile.
miss R. E. B->YK1N, Camden.
Prof R. H. CJT1E3, Fodder,
Vl-s. A. N. WILSON, Cheraw.
J. D. D'MJfiLASS, Fort Mill.
W. H. PAYTON. Rte einnor,
I liss H S LEN THOMPSON, Lancaster
Jle was burn*-! :n old Kestucky,
Where the meadow grass is blue.
Ile was shut and mutilated
Hangul and then revive ! anew.
Ile was burned in old Kentucky
After Jit's mighty lucky
That they didn't skin him offhand,
X. Y. "Press." ;
Tiie time has come when the attention*
of the entire nation has been, and ju*t- j
i so, turne ! to the degrading and inhu
mai evil of lyehing. The matter h? now
balure Congress*, and while it m?y de
luasvi ?mell discussion, will eventually
rcsutt ;;i tiie enacting of a la v to sup
press this barbarous treatment perp?tr?t
ed noon Negroes. In the Senat"
T. a en d ay of last week, "Mr. j
LuUoin of Illinois presented a petition,]
handsomely bound, and s?igne I hy 3,200 j
colored persons, asking for such legisla
tion as will protect colored men of this
country from the ;b*.rbarious practices
of lynching and burning colored men.'
iii*. Hoar, ehairnian of the judiciary
^.committee, sit I hf believed every sena
?or would be glad to have such measures
opte I as w o'ild suppress this wrong
<?mng and enable officers to enforce the
Ki^a >' ) senator, he thought, would
(lisa^ge io that. He directed attention
to tfirvkcV'that the State laws take cog
nizMieeW the cri ines referred to in the
petitionary what constitutional meth
od the Unit**] States could take action
in this question was a difficult inquiry."
In las week's issue of the Messenger,
under ?he caption "Depends upon who
it is," we wrote as follows:
Our attention was attracted by an ar
ticle in Tues .ay's State headed "Bad
boys steal brass/' in which we were again
impressed that the punishment for crime,
or rather whether one Ls punished for
a crime or not, depends more upon the
class or condition of the person commit
ting tlie .'rime than upon the crime com
mitted. That tile readers of the Messen
ger may see om of the reasons for our o .
elusion, wc give them word for word, uie
article as it appeals in the State:
li ?ejntly considerable quantities of
brass have been missed from the South
''^rn railway shop yards. An investiga
Aon by the police le 1 to the discovery of
a'a organization of white boys, all in
their teen>s. Some 10 or 12 in'nmnbers
which had been formet! for the*purpose of
securing this brass, melting it up and sel
ling it. The boys had a tent in the eas
tern suburbs in an ol 1 tiel I,wherein was
a stove, which they used for melting the
brass. No one had any suspicion that
the boys were up to anything illegal. Fi
aially one of them soi ? some brass to a
junk dealer an I was arrested,he gave the
whole tiling away an 1 the boys scatter
ed ami began dodging the police. Seve
ral were captured, however, and were
before the police court yesterday.
The Southern officials, on account-of
respectability of the parents of nearly vii
the boys, decidid not to prosecute
them, provided they are given proper
punishment At home.
The lads would. go through passenger
?coaches in the yards and secure every
peiee of brass they could get ofi^ no mat
ter what its value or how it disfigured the
But the day-offreckoning has come,
and most of the youthful band are truly f
penitent for the deed* that would under
other circumstances have lan Je J them
To show o"r many readers that we were
not merely tilling space with empty van
ity, hut were dealing with facts too plain
to be misunderstood,-facts that are
daily presenting themselves to the pub
lic, we reproduce the following clipped
from the same publication, issued on the
same day of the week, just one week
late-, and treating upon the
very ?au? subject; but beheld? j
this time they are n e g r o e s in
Question, belonging to a class very much
less able to pay the charges heaped upon
them. The alarming story runs thus:
Magistrate Clarkson yesterday *e jfc n
?ed Joe Lowrv, colored, to pay a hue of j
ten doll-rs of ser,-e thirty day* on the[
ehaingang for stealing "brass from the*
Florida Centrai and Pei *:insu?a? ILul
road compaq, TiuTeV seems to be a
perfect manish r m >i g th\'i ^ ^ ?0i "
TVUV /or soling brass from m:lroad equip
:n a?;i seiiiiigH "? . .'. K
f^fiaifjortherco?.: . ... .ive .,: >
& -br pii'nH ?:.?*-a>;s.- ?.nd ; v as*
Sfafe?$'<U' eoiiteippor:--;>.. :. ' - a:
general assemm y isr such action
proper and practiable."
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Please send it regularly as I am lonely
A few copies of your paper would be a
great inducement in this city, as there
?.re so many who want to read a colored
paper from ihe South.
Wishing the Editor and its many read
ers, a H ippy New Year,
I ;;m Yours Truly,
S. J. Mr frailer.
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Friendship lu titule.
This school is in a very progressive
condition at pressent. We are so crowd
ed till we cm hardly fin 1 seating.
All the teachers are very busy trying
to teach the young men und women,
boys and girls and preparing them for
usefulness in life.
Each person that expects t be felt and
known should not hasten out of school j
but take time an 1 make pre pera tion. 1
So many are trying to do business
To the young we repeat again fools
rush in were angels fear to tread.
We have a Litera? Soc iety organized
with the writer as chairman. And weare
expecting to furnish exercises each Fri
day evening, the public is invited.
P. M. Mayfield.
Fodder Notes Fr^rn Fodder
We are to congratulate ourselves
when we take inlo consideration bow
close we are to the N. C. line where
we can hear the noise .of the "Moun
tain Juice" falling over the precipice
on its tedious Journey to parts un
We have but little evidence of any
case of drunkaidn^ss, and most of the
dispensary cases that com? before the
courts are from other sections.
Wo have had considerable rain fall
ing for the last three weeks, but we'
are again the happy recipients of Sun
shine which reminds us ct Spring
. Miss E. J. Tate and Mr. Robt Tate
were happlv united in holy wed-lock
on the 14th inst. Kev. J. J. Byers
conducted the ceremonies.
Re/. Mrs, M. J. Gammon occupied
the-Kev, G. W.: McDowell's pulpit at
the i&t. last Sunday.
We have I e n looking to <-ee the
young writer hom Newport a* the
mourner's bench agun asking the
Lord to help us to tell som?' more
* R. H. Comer.
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\ Please allow me to say something con
eerningour school and its new building.
Wc have finished putting in rhe flooring
! and window sashes. The work was dope
principlv hy the boarding young men.
I The industrial feature is fully established.
Our school numbers 245 students, (>x
i are boarding students, 2*>of whom boa?d
in the building. We have added ^fliss
I Maggie A. Howie to our facultyv The
school went to Centennial Tuesday, night
and gave a concert in int.re/t of the
building. Quite a goodly sun^of money
was realized. Among the nenv pupils are
Miss Ella Hooton, Kershayv, S. C.; Miss
J. C. A. Jackson, Miss li J. Tackson of
BJacksbnrg, S. C.; J. S./Campbell; W. W.
Edwards, J. C. Williams, J. T. Maloy,
|R. S;. Maloy, Ch craw; Edgar Green
Heath Springs: Dudley Dixon. William
Dixon, Leslie; Gracie Springs, Pineville,
lue society has its regular exercises
every Friday night.
Col. Terny Springs gave $100.00 to the
school last week. Mr. Therlow Gregory,
J. M. Heath, with Bishop I. C, Clinton
gave StfO.OO. Prof, M. D. Lee knows how
to ge't to a man Vpocket. All this assures
hwA that they wHl continue their support
Toe white people tell him to make brick
layers and carpenters. 4000 brick will
soon be put on the yard for practice;
plastering will begin in the new building
in a few days. He wants a fine shoe mak- j
er first class. The line . f march to the
church on Sunday is now all the attrac
tion. Dont give Prof. I^e out, he knows
his business, and was naturally born to j
teach and lead people. This is evidenc
e I from the love and respect the stud
ents have for him. The Lancaster Nor
mal and Industral[Institute is.fast com
ing to the front.
E. L. A veiw
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FROM THE CAPITAL.
The art of preparing food or cooking is
often much neglected not that our peo
ple can't cook, or wont do so when
brought to te*?t. But far too much care
lessness is[allowedin preparing our plain
every dav meals.. It is just as necessary
to know how to cook salt pork as to
roast a turkey and more so, because the
turkeys come fur a part. And the art of
making bread belongs to the few. How
can aman l>e expected to perform a days
work after breakfasting on wiiat sonic
call bread? no won 1er ii he is cross to all
the world and things all seem wrong, why
his:digestive organs are having a war
eq?aled only hy that now being waged in
South Africa. The coffee made by nine
tenths of our people is enough to un
string the nerves of the world the woman
who can in her own house, make a ?le- j
j licious cup ot colit e its a jewel. WVli cook
ed appetizing meals cause happiness
ami contentment! Almost any person
thinks, "I know how to cook hominy,"
not so, for it is usually cooked in a hur
ry when it should be boiled one and a
half hour try it and you will be surpris
ed. No girl should think herself accom
plished who can not prepare aili! ha 'e a
tempting and healthful meal. We have
had to put forward our best ? irons to
prepare food for others let us see to it
that we do the same for our loved ones.
Anti that without compulsion but feel it
a duty we owe posterity. Better cooks,
longer lives and healthy children.
We will hear less about indigestion j
and altogether find less friction in our
A. B. A.
Columbia, S, C.
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(From Our/?egular Correspondent.)
Washington, Jan. 22nd, 1900.
President McKinley will use his discre
tion abmut giving the information asked
?or bj Jaie Allen resolution as to the ap
plication of a representative of the Tran
svaal Republic for recognition by this
government, and why recognition
r5f ustH*> ^011 moti?n"?f ?Senator Spoon-;
M-, the resolution was amended so as to
/request the President, "if not incoiftpa
lible-wrtU the public interests," to furn-,
ish the information. This resolution has |
no other object than to embarrass the
administration, lt is a part of the game
whjch.has been so unsuccessfully played
By the authors of tile numerous resolu
tions, asking forai! sorts.of information
concerning tiie Philippine^ a od deserv. s
no answer. Tue- s.udden^spasm of sym
pathy foi the fi??t?"Sin"-reality a demo
cratic af tem pt to change the present
["friendlyrelations between the U. S. and
England, fofc no better Reason, than for
i tile makfctg ni' political" .capital among
tue Irish voters. At least two republican
! Senators seem to have .been trapped in
this game, as Senators Ilal?. and Mason
were among the speakers at a public
meeting lasjt night, which was advertized
as a i4Boer cf em o 11st ra tion." ..
The-House will devote three days, be
ginning Tues lay, to a discussion of the
iiobert's report and will then proceed to
tire Kobcrts either by declaring bis seat
vacant, in accordance with thc majority
report, or by swearing him in'and ex
pelling hun, in accordance with the min
The house Elections Committee No.
1 has reported in favor ol* Hon. W. F.
Aldrich, who is contesting the seat held
by G,A.liogian.s,democrat, from the 4th
Alabama district, aud i here is no
doubt of the.seating Qf Mr. Aldrich.
Chairman Payne, of the Howse Ways
and'Means Committee, said of his bill
providing lor an exltnsi?n of 0. S. laws
to Porto Kico and the establishment of
customs and Hi ter hal revenue collecta n
districts on the island, which is-now be
ing considered., by that committee: "lt is
al .ng the line suggested by fctem Davis,
Gov. j General of Poi to Rico; * Ge.n. Roy
Stone, who has had extenuad exj>en
ence there; the Porto Rican delegation,
now in Washington, and those "represen
tatives of -American Commercial inter
ests who have spoken on the subject'
The. bill is hot the result of any .confer.
euee -or agreement, but. 1 think it ex- j
presses' the general view of those who j
have followed the hearing, The essen
tial point is that the legislation will aid
Porto Rico, without in any way .njuring
That .Mr. Bryan is beginning to realize I
that his party has got on the wrong side
of the expansioiijiuestion was shown,
while he was in Washington, a day or
two ago, by his advising the democratic
senators and Representatives to be
very particular in iheir language when
discussing the question publicly, and by
his saying in an authorized interview:**!
am nol opposed-to ali jwepausion; each
proposed annex a tion <-must be set t lea
upon its'owii mVnts." it is the;old. old
democratic srory./ In every Presidential
campaign for yej*rsrthat party has favor
ed, or prcptet?deM t O* - favor, any
oiuthing thatpromised to catch voters,
and has not hesitated to laver a thing
in one locality and oppo-e:it in'another.
before the, X^njp'aign gefeiaiiiy starte?},
democratic speakers and Editors are
likely to be dedaring that they have
never opposed expansion at all: that it
is only the,bugaboo they have themselv
es manufactured and labeled-''imperial
ism" which they;Opposed. That sort of
game isn't4ikely to fool anybody. There
are no imperialists rn th ii? country, and
are not h Kel y to be*.
The Navgi Bc#r<i pf Construction lias,
by a vote of 4 to\l, turne I down the re -
? coiimienatiou of the Naval officers who,
after witnessing the triais of the subma
rine torpedo boat Holland, thought the
government ought to buy the boat
which.is now at tire Washington Navay
Yard. The reason given for tue action
of the Board was that this class of boat
is still in the experimental stage. In
fac?, t?ie government is itself experimen
ting, as it'is having built, by the Coiumb
ia ir >n works, of* Baltimore, a submarine
The House adopel an important
amendment to the regular Pension Ap
! propitiation Bill, before passing it. It
j authorizes the Conimissisner of Pensions
to withold the fee of any attorney when
li?' has knowledge that the attorney has
not discharge i his full duty to the clai
mant, it is s ii 1 to h ive been the prac
tice of some attorneys to ?lo nothing to*
ward-getting a case allowed, after they
tiled it, trusting to the claimant getting
some member of Congress to push it
I through, knowing that being the attor
1 ney of record in the case, they could not
be kept out of their fee when it was al
io we? 1.
Secretary Wilson was one of the most
pleased men in Washington when Presi.
dent McKinley, declined to pardon the
Pliila el bia merchants, who are s rvirg
a term m prison for violating the oleom
argarine laws, as he had fought the ap
plic dion for pardon from the first, claim
ing that to pardon them would encour
age violations of those laws which were
j enacted for the protection of the dairy
interests of the country as well as that of
the consumers of butter.
I AROUND CLINTON INSTITUTE.
Miss J. W? Warner spent a part of
I three d;-.ys usitirg relatives in
Thru the efforts of Miss Warner, a
very neat laundry has been fitted up
for the girls. This is indeed a very
industral feature ot the much needed
addition to the school.
A lt ho Friday evening of last week
was very gI?;>oiny outside, it did rf t in
any way detract from the richness of
the Rhetoricals gkenon said evening
We were all re'ightfd??y entertained.
Pres. Crockett has formed and is in
structing a large c'a s in elocution.
Among recent arrivals we notice
Misses C. A. Heat li cf Gayden, Cora
Miller of White Oak, Valada Dillard
of Messrs. H. L. Hughes, of Hickbrv
Grove and F. A. Ca rragaw of Concord
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Adaline Woodin, a colored woman,
seventy-four years old, of Jefferaonviile,
is cutting a full set of teeth. She has
been toothless for years and a few days
ago was surprised by a jaw tooth appear
ing. She rushes a living by mending ce
' ment sacks and she says that the cement
dust which she has i nh ailed is responsi
ble for the new teeth.-Ind. Freeman.
Some experenced physician, acting
upon this sugesti?n, will, before the
close of the twentieth century, be i'om
pcunding a remedy for producing a full
set of teeth fur the unfortunate without
the aid of the dentist.-Ed.
Mrs. Delila G. Hood, a recent resident
of our city from Sharon, S. C., died last
Saturday. She was in the 20th year of
her age, a id was a devoted wife of Mr.
Roland A. Hood. Her funeral was
preached Sunday by Kev. C. M. Young.
She leaves a husband, and two chil Iren
who will greatly miss her tender cares.
We sympathize with the bereaved.
A single linn of pantent lawyrs C. A.
I Snow <& Co., Washigton, ?. C., have in
thc last year procured 1,630 patents
for their clients, many of them for re
jected inventions. CA.?now ? Co., have j
been accused of railroading patents
through the Patent Office, but they in
insist that this locomotion is better than ;
ox-carting them for by the lat ter process j
the inventor often dies before he gets j
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