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The Fress and Banner!
By HUGH WILSON.
Wednesday, April 16,1890.
It Is often telegraphed over the country that
prohibition has failed at this or that place. Jtj
Is extremely hard to enforce the law so as to J
please the auti prohibitionists, but we have
never heard of their claiming that "high license"
was a failure.
In Abbeville we had low license. Then we
had prohibition, and that didn't suit at all.
It was then claimed that high license was the
r?,.??,? oviis of which the prohi-1
We have now liail three months of "high license,"andif.it
Is An/better than low license,
wo have failed to discover it. The fact if, we
do not believe that anybody has ever thought
of gouging his drink by the amount of the license.
We do not believe that any drinker
has given himself the least concern about the
The bars are now more attractive
than ever, and if we are to believe our senses,
t there is as much drunkenness iff Abbeville to.
day as there ever wns under low license.
The habitation of the editor of the Press unil
Banner Is on the public square, and we believe
that we saw and heard more evidences
of drunkenness last Sunday than we saw and
heard during the whole of the lirst three
months of last year.
High license, in so far as It Is promotive 01
sobriety, is, we believe, the deadest failure of
any scheme that was ever presented to any
pt-ople. License Is license, and the prohibitionist
who thinks high license a fair settlement
of hrs conviction, is simply mistaken.
The depot agent at Abbeville thinks there
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has been twenty nines us mucu ~...r ,
ped to Abbeville this year, as was shipped t<?
the corresponding time last year, saying nothing
of the heavy shipments of beer this year.
In This the Way to Kuforve the Law ?
The reading of adroit night retreats of
Sheriffs from their own jails with priscuers.
against whom public feel lug was strong lias
become monotonous, and we think It about
time for the State to defend its prisoners. The
law should be openly enforced day and night.
Read the following letter, which is not only
an official condemnation of the peopleof Lexington,
but an open and frank admission that
the officers of theStateurc Incompetent to ejforce
j?,v "Columbia, S. C., April 10,18K0.
Geo. S. Draf:s, Sheriff, Lexington, S. :
"Dkak Silt?Upon the strong recommenda
tlou ol Judge Wallace, I have respited the
urlsoncr, Willie Leaphart, until May !), and
have entrusted I lie delivery iojuuui mvnspite
to Mr. G. T. Graham, the bearer 01 this-.
\ou will convey the prisoner as soon as practicable
to tills city, and deliver him for safe
keeping to Sheriff Rowan, of .this count}. 1
look to you for the safety of the prisoner, and
expect you to take all precautions to preserve
the profoundest secrecy in this matter, and to
remove the prisoner to-night, if practicable,
at such an hour and in such manner as will
avoid all suspicion even of the proceedings.
Assured of your promptness and ability, I am
very truly yours,
gC "J. p. Richardson,
iinvemor of Mouth Carolina.
?? Why should the Governor send to Lexington
for the prisoner, with instructions to his
trusted officer to keep his mission n profound
In our humble opinion the Governor should
have sent after the prisoner iii day light, aud
if necessary, the constable should have had
the millila of the State to protect him, and
enforce the law.
We have no doubt that the affidavit which
moved Judge Wallace to make his recommendation,
If presented to the people, would have
satisfied them of the correctness of ills course
and prevented the expression of so much in
Sheriffs who a low assassins to open theli
Jails and take prisoners at will, should be punished
for lack of fidelity to their trust.
The Governor has since returned the prisoner
The Sixth Plnnk.
The Charleston World publishes with seeming
endorsement, the following plank of the
Shell Convention :
"(>. We demand that the school districts in
the various counties of thest;?to shall be as
nearly square as practicable, aud of an area to
allow one white and one colored free school In
- , each district, and that the school trustees be
ticeieu lusit-jiu ui uftiuimvu.
We are already governed too much by the
The people themselves know better than
anybody else, where the scliool houses ought
to be built.
We say, put the school houses where they
nre needed. The people know their own business
better than do a lot of petty tyrants,
either at the Court Hou*e towns are In ColVf;.
The rights of the people have been trampled
on more, and greater tyranny has been practiced
in this department of the government
than In any other?or It looks so to us.
Let the people locate the school houses.
Mostof them have sense enough to tell where
a scliool bouse would suit them best.
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Mantled by ft Train.
A very serious and deplorable accident oc
curred at the depot, on Friday night last,
about 10o'clock. Ben Perry; eldest son 01
Trial Justice K. W. Ferry, a lad about lUjyears
of aire, la company with some of his com
rades, was playing near the depot, and, as
usual, was trying to ride on all tlie trains and
wiille walking uear tlic track stepped on a
stone, twisted ills ankle, and tell under the
moving train, which mangled his right leg
and lacerated hi* left oue.?Summerville Xcivs.
If the boys are not kept away from the Ab
beville depot, we uiny have a similar notice
to publish of gome of them. Let parents be
The People are Mucli Pleased.
The new train on the main line and the
extra trips over the C. & (?. road will bo Of
great accommodation to the traveling public.
All with whom wo have talked on the subject
are delighted with the arrangement. Many
passengers would have availed themselves of
the trahi last Sale Day, if they had known it.
We trQst that the railroad company will hold
on to the present schedule long enough to
give the experiment a fair trial.
Mubkell, tho escaped and condemned
murderer of Yonce, in Edgelicld, was recaptured
last week in a hole under his father'.house,
lie is now in Jail at Columbia. The
Courts are asked to save his neck, and, if we
judge the present by the past, they will find
some loop-hole by which the convicted murderer
may set at least a new trial.
The people of .south Carolina ha\e reason
to be grateiul to Judge Wallace in refusing
ball to George S. Turner. When our Courts
refuse to show special favors to the privileged
class, crime will decrease In this Slate.
A NEW SIDE TRACK.
A Loner Xeetlod Improvement to lie
Made at our Kallroad Depot.
We learn that the ltailrond cutfioniies nave
determined to run a side track up to the oil
mill. The corner of the hill next to the depot
will be cut oft, and the track run out below
the depot,. .
This side track will be of inestimable value
to the customers of the road in giving splen-j
did opportunities for pelting their heavy;
freight directly ftoin the car.
The new side track lias been needed for'
many years, and we are s:lad to see that 1'ies- ;
id#nt McBee will not only give us more trains,
hut will also give us better accommodations
lor our freight. The sidetrack will he a good
investment for the reason that it will be less
trouble to get freight from the cars, and being
less trouble, will prevent the transfer of
busInesBto the new road, which would be
eeitain toga there, if the needed side track
Js not made.
All Over Lace Net Flouncing* In pret-:
ty designs. Something new for the seasou.
K. M. Hoddon d Co, , 1
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HONOR TO JUDGE WALLACE - NO BAIL'
FOR GEORGE S. TURNER. i
Tin' Combat uliicli Tumor liud
^oue. willi Alacrity, So meet, living
Opened. lie Killed Finscr?X?( inj
Sudden ((uiirrcl, Inil I'pou a I'ro- |
existing Declared Intention to do
so?Thin is Murder."*
The law-abiding citizens of South Carolina
will lhank Judge Wallace for liis brave and
courageous discharge of duly in refusing bail
to GcorgeS. Turner, the murderer.
If all of our Judges would adopt the same
line of official conduct fewer men wltli
money and inllnentiul friends would Join the
ranks of murderers, or else more of them
would sutler for their crimes.
While wo do not think any judge in South
Carolina is corrupt, yet the uniform leniency
and extreme courtesy which the neneh has
paid to red handed murderers has done mucli
to foster a disregard for human life.
Many murdcrcis in South Carolina are
indebted to the Bench for that leniency
which might well shock the public mind in
other commonwealths of the Union. Even
Colonel .Tones of Kd^ellcld finds a friend in
the Court which should punish him.
If there is a department of this Govern,
mont which deserves nn awakening to a sense
of duty in the proper discharge of a public
trust, we think that department is tlie judiciary
in the matter of granting easy ball to
men with the smell of blood yet on their garments.
It the Judges tvill do their duty?the Jury
If honestly drawn, will do their duty. II not
honestly drawn, then thejury commissioner
should be lynched on the spot.
While on this subject we would say that we
believe no jury commissioner who proposes
to act fairly, should draw any Jury without
having the presence of witnesses who can
certify lo his fidelity and honesty of act
in the discharge of the highest duty.
The following i? the decision rendered by
"The defendant, George S. Turner, is defnin.-il
bv tli(*Slici'it)'on a charge of lite lUlir
der of I'M. Finger.
'This Is a motion for the discharge of Turner
"It appears, from llic written testimony
submitted to me, that Turner aud Finger entertained
feelings of hostility towards cacii
other that grew out of an illicit connection
between Turner and an unmarried sister 01
Finger. This hostility was expressed by
threats by cacii that he would kit! the other,
itnd ttie-e threats were communicated to each
by persons to whom they were made.
"On the duy of the homicide Finger passed
alonx the road near Ihe place of business 01
Turner, and, on seeing Turner, called to him
in tones and words o( defiance, and asked
him to come to the road "if lie wanted anything."
Turner responded in similar tones
and went to the road, where, after a few mutual
words of (ieliancc, a pistol in the hands
of Finger was discharged, followed quickly
by auother discharge of the same pistol. Tills
latter report was immediately' followed bj
the discharge of a pistol in the hands ot Turner,
by which Finger was mortally wounded
and died in a few moments.
"Fiotn the view I take of the etrect of the
testimony submitted to me, it is immaterial
whether Finger's pistol wus discharged at
Turner or not. Finger was armed. He
sought a combat with Turner on a pre-exislng
grudge. To his Invitation, Turner, also
armed, promptly responded, having previously
made threats to kill him. It is manliest
that each desired the combat and Intended to
make it mortal. While Finger was handling
his pistol, obviously intending to use it in the
combat he had sought, it was discharged and
Hie actual combat thus opened, which resulted
in his death. Whether it was aimed al
Turner or not is not material. The combat
which Turner had gone, with alacrity, to
meet, being opened, he killed Finger?not in
sudden quarrel, hut upon a pre-existing de
V;iiUVU 1 II U-liblUll IU UU .>u. liurt is IIHUUI J.
"The motion is therefore refused.
"\V. II. wai.i.ack."
' It Is truly gratifying," says the Union
Time.*, -'to tlnd tlie Circuit Judges of the State
setting their faces as Hint against the popular
hut morbid sentiment that murderers and
those who commit other heinous crimes
should he allowed to go at large under bonds
ordinarily much below what the nature ol
the crime appeared to demand. This Is the
second ease in which Judge Wallace has
shown the sternness of his cnaracter in the
discharge of his high duties ..ml his diregard
of public clamor or sentiment when the gjod
of society and the dictates ot his own conscience
were opposed to admitting criminals
THE BURNT TOWN OF HODGES.
The liiisincsM Men Actively at Work
:?> \c? <luartei'K. mid Still IIoi>eliil
or a lirlcht Future.
Hodges,S. ('., April l.j, ISM.
The town looks like a shorn lambsit.ee the
lire, but the wool has begun to grow and the
lamb will ere the leaves begin to fall be again
robed In the warmth ol new colors more
bright, and perhaps more beautiful, and the
commercial pasture will bloom in richei
trass. This Is foreseen in the nimble, elastic
movement of theentorprlHui^ merchants who
have already emerged from behind the smoky
cloud of misfortune, and have gone twinkling
into business in lesser orbR than belore,
but with a greater brilliance. Not a murmur
passes from the determined business men,
who have been hit this heavy hlow In such u
dull season. No, they move off in a new ca
i i'ci, aav iug nj c dujuivc aiiu uauco ui iuu> wu*
tlagration ns a mere punctuation point In the
paragraph of their business experience. Before
the smoke had ceased to curl its way into
the floating April clouds, those interested
were hustling around for store rooms, which
were hardly available. Hut necessity Is not
lastidious and is a brave?though unpleasant
?companion that lends one out of the darkest
and toughest slough.and she threw outlier
"white wings" and opened up the misty avenue
that led Simmons Bros, to an abbreviated
store room in the old Ca-^on building; J. W.
Emerson and Connor & Co., occupy "curtailed"
rooms in the old modern building on the
right of the public well. Thus it will be seen
that llodges is not goiug into lethargy. She
is wide-awake and the wide-awake young
men who have lost so heavily say they made
it by energetic strides and know they can
come again. Ten years ago they were all
poor men. They came lo Hodges, entered
business, made money and to-day, amid the
ruins of their labors for a decade, loom upas
ma; tyrs?as stainless as any who ever stood
behind the counter.
Mr. Herman King, jeweler, who occupied a
window in ttie store room of Simmons Bros,
losiall he had. But he has tool' up residence
witli his mother, three miles from town. He
has only been married a short while. He is a
good workman, a high-toned young man and
ocsiucs nisjeweiry uunnew, is u good uookI
keeper. Any one wishing to employ u nood
young mun would do well to correspond with
Mr. Jim Mellwnine, the affable postmaster,
rustled his institution immediately into the
Racket Store, where lie is now smilingly articulating
the monosyllables, "yes" ami "no."
and of course rending, according to law, the
Mr. Tinsloy, who conducted the boarding
house in the second story ot the Lowrance
building, with ids family, is at present comfortably
quartered in the home ot his son,
William, about three miles from town. Air.
I'insley lost everything he hail, amounting to
more than a thousand dollars and being in
advanced.years it Is certainly lamentably
areat. lie hopes to be able soon again toserve
the public from his table.
Mr. Yancey M. Martin, railroad a^ent, with
his wife and 111 tie baby boy, Charles, arc domiciled
at the home of his lather. Mr. \V. (J.
Martin,one mile from town. Hcand his family
boarded in theTinslcy Hotel,and narrowly
escaped. His loss goes above live hundred
dollars He had just furnished his room with
a handsome $75 set of furniture. Among his
other losses were two handsome gold watches
?one of them being a gift from his grandfather,
Mr. 'I'. V. Martin, which he prizes
above nil iiis other uoods. Ills little Charles
is just as bright and pretty as the dew drop
on the rose.
Anion* the incidents of the lire, while there
are many, we shall Just mention this one, and
.i li i*i ir 111 f?r. tllOM* ll'iirlliV itw*ir1r*nt ?i rtttrm rc ! %
tlic cliroiiiciecl heroism of woman's bravery
:i> mo town. During the heat of the fire,
when dyspeptic men drew away from tinHume
wlili their hat held up as a shield
against its heat, two young Indies braved
their way through the smoke und entered the
store of Simmons Bros, and began, with the
smoothness ami piecision of veteran llretnen,
to toss the goods from the shelves to the
street, one standing upon the counter handing
to the other who stood with hands ever
ready to receive the article and send it spinning
into safety. Miss Mamie Hodges and
Miss [.on Simmons are our heroines.
Mr. r^owranct', of Columbia, will immediately
erect two commodious store rooms. Mr.
T. J* Kills will rebuild also. It Is thought all
ihe stores will be rebuilt with perhaps a number
of new ones.
Mis. Anna Graham, relict of tholate Albert
Graham, died on Sunday morning. She has
long been a sutlerer from consumption. She
was a good woman, one of those amiable,
sympathetic and pious persons whose presence
The friends of Mr. Courtney AlcUee will re;;rct
to learn that lie is at home and Is the vlutim
of consumption. J2. H. f?.
If you want a beautiful lap robe at small
cost we can supply you, P. Kosenberg & Co.
Don't fall to read P. ltoscn berg ?fc Co's advertisement,
D Is of Interest to all, *
IE. KING FIRES A SHOT.
HE EXPLAINS HIS VOTE ON THE ABBEVILLE
Letter.* of Fellow-Members In Reference
to the (t?c<itioii at Issue?
]len<I and Satisfy Yourself as to
Editor Prexx and Banner.
In Mr. Mraytfon'a article on the "Abbeville
Whiskey Law" in your Issue. March 19, he
seems to plucc all of the responsibility for the
passage ?r Mint act on Waller and myself.
Saving that If we had "lilted a linger to kill
I It?it never would have become a law." I
will give you my understanding as to who
was responsible for the passage of the act.
Primarily the people of Abbeville village?
they by petitioning the General Assembly almost
unanimously for the privilege of LIcensing
Bur Rooms. Tho members who had
ciiaige of the bill were determined It should
not tail. They Introduced the bill In both
houses on the same day so if one failed for
want of time the oilier could be taken up.
Mr. Henet introduced the bill in the House.
It was referred to the judiciary commiiti-e of
which Mr. Beuet was a member. He reported
on It favorably tor Ihe committee. It
should have been referred to the Abbeville
delegation for consideration, which was the
usual course with such bills. I never heard of
the petition until Dec. 19, when Mr, Benet
handed it to Mr. Waller to present to the
House. The bill had already passed the Senate
at that time, Senator Hemphill making
an earnest speech in behalf of the Bill. I had
at least two conversations with Mr. Benet in
reference to this bill. I told him it would cre?
.......i final irnntili* in Abbeville Coun
ty If It was made h Ihw. Mr. Henet replied by
saying thathe would assume ihe responsHiill
ty. I Haiti to Mr. Benetlam opposed to high license;
1 lull li It was right to sell whiskey under
any circumstances. It was not right to
liscrlmiuaie against a poor man, who could
not pay the license. In favor of a rich man
who could, and 1 sliil say so. The conversa
lion I had with .Mr. Frank Gary was before
the passage of the bill. He was urging me to
support the bill, saying the people of Abbe
ville village would not vote for me unless I
supported the bill. I said to him nooneatthe
village had ever claimed to vole for me except
Eugene Gary. As to the convesation In
Mr. Graydon'soffice on thelstJanuary.Isald I
could easily explain myself and If Mr. Graydon
had not been so abrupt I would have explained
myself by telling him I had voted
against theblil Up tothat.iimelhud told nuin
ijers of people how I had voted. See certificates
ol T. (,\ Lipscomb and Editor .Prwand Banner.
.Mr. Graydon says I seemed-very indignant ai
him for publishing letters received from members
of the I.eglslatuie. I assure him I am
O', I have not done anything I wish to hide.
If ho will lemember 1 wrote him a few days
belore he published Ills letter that I had no
ill will at him or any one else about the matter.
Now, as to Mr. J. J. Lomax saying I told
him I had voted for the bill. He Is certainly
mistaken. I have only seen him ouco since
the adjournment of the Legislature. That was
the Urst evening ot the January Court. I
Had Just had an Interview with Messrs. Graydon,
Henet and others about the Abbeville
Whiskey Law when I met him. ile simply
misunderstood what 1 was saying. I append
certificate of Mr. NV. L. Dukes, every word ol
which is true. I have a letter from the lady
who whs in the olHce at the time saying she
heard ine say In the presence of Mr. Lomax
that I had voted against the hill. She Is will
ing for me to publish it, but I will not doso ai
tills titi.e. 1 have not seen Mr. J. J. Lomax
since I left him In Ihe post office.
As to the final passage ol"llie bill, itwasiate
Saturday night, or rather Sunday morning 01
Dec. 22. with not more than fifty members in
(lie House, if that. After the bill was ret*. J the
second liuie Mr. Waller asked me If 1 hear a
liovv he hud voted; I answered yc.?. I said to
liiin I heard you were going to call the oye>
and noes 011 that bill, lie (Mr. Waller) said
that is all right. I will call the ayes and
noes on the final passage of the bill. He
said farther that If we mil the ayes and noe*
(o-uiglit we will lose the larger part of the
Legislation of the whole session, as there is
not a quorum present.
When the Kill came up for a third reading
on Monday I was not In (lie House. On the
vote being put after the second reading I
heard a number of noes. Mr. Simon's turned
his head to one side smiled and looked at
Mr. Waller, and said the ayes have it. Mr.
Henet and Mr. Frank Gary say they did not
hear a single noe vote. Messrs. Peurlfoy,
Veldfli, McKissIck, Watson, Waller, and myself
say there were votes against the Bill. Mr.
Wllborn says there was a division of the Abbeville
delegation. Now. I leave ltto the public
to say who was mistaken.
There was no chance to defeat the Bill after
It passed the Senaic a6 the House was strongly
anti-prohibition as the Journal will show.
Where delegations were solid from a county
in favor of prohibition It could be carried, but
ir ihoii u'oro rtlvlrtofl tlii? nnti-nrohibitioulsts
The Hill to make Union wet was a Hair test,
(page "ilii H. J. 1888) will show how the vote
stood. Benct and Graydon on the side of
whiskey, Waller and King ou the other. In
that Bill there was a large petition from the
town of Union against the Bill headed by the
wile of one of the members who favored the
Bill. There were eloquent speeches for and
I against It. Country member speaking against
Bill?town member In favor cf It. The Bill
was parsed by a vote of thirty-nine to sixtytwo
In favor <>f Bill, which was a fair position
of the House on the whiskey question. The
stale prohibition Bill was deieated by about
the sainc vote. Mr. Orayuon voted on the
)conee Bill to deny the people the right to
vote, whether whiskey should be sold In the
couuly or not, (see H. J. 1SS8 pageSSW). It was
utterly Impossible to defeat the Abbeville
liiquor Bill. It was sustained by a large petition
and by four popular members from the
CJourt House where the whiskey was to be
sold. Tlie sentiment of the House was la favor
of granting license where (he delegation
was divided, especially s-o If the delegation
from the town to be effected by the sale of liquor
was in favor of .license. 80 far as I remember
that was the rule In every case during
the last two sessions. Mr. Fowler's letter
which you publish to day drew my attention
to a fact I had not noticed before, that
out of thirty-one lawyers voting on the Union
Whiskey BUI thirty voted for license and
only one against.
I also ask you to publish some letters I ho ve
received from members of the General As
cemuiy wno KUUW my position uu mt: nquui
question. You will see by these letters and
the records that my position was well dcflnod
on the liquor que*tlon and at least one of
the letters is very positive as to how I stood
on the Abbeville Liquor Bill.
You will see by tlie facts I have presented,
and the letters 1 send you whoever else was
responsible for the passage of the act, I am
not. I leave it to the peopleofAbbevllleCount.y
say who is responsible. If 1 uave commited
a wrong in this matter it is against myself
In not having ray vote recorded, bat perhaps
it was ihe best lor the count)' that I did not,
as through this agitation the cause of prohibition
has been advanced, and no doubt will
be the ouusc of settling the whiskey question
In the county for the future. Truly yours,
James N. King.
I certify that I was at Abbeville C. H., on
the tlrsi.duy of the January Court. I met Jas.
N. King late In the alteruoon on the public
square; he asked me to go to the post office
with him, on the way to the office he was.teliing
me about an interview he had just had
with Messrs. lienetaud Gray don and Gary in
reference to Ihe Abbeville Liquor Law.
Near the entrance to the post office we came
up with Mr. J. J. Loraax. Mr. King spoke to
him and asked if he lmd Just arrived in town
Mr. Loraax said no he had been here all day.
Mr. King suld I have not seen vou before, Mr.
King then introduced me to Mr. Lomax and
all tbree of us entered tlie post office together
Mr. King went on talking about Mr. Graydon
and others trying to buldoze him into saying
?o vntoil fnp I ho Kill f hMflnl Mr. I?lmr
say positively that he had voted against the
Bill titid it was hard for him to do so as there
was such a large and respectable petition in
favor of the Bill and a very small one agaiust
it both being from the town. Mr. Lomax suld
lie hud voted for prohibition, but it did not
prohibit Mr. King says no it seems not. Mr.
King than turned and spoke to a lady in the
olticc who had a little ehild with her. He
played w ith tiie child a few moments he then
wont with ta stranger to me), to the reur end
of ollice talked with him a few moments
then relumed to me and we left the ollice together.
1 aiu sure Mr. King had no farther
conversation with Mr. Lomax at that time.
W. L. Dckks.
Mannvij.lk, S. C? March, 3, 1890. _
JIun. J. A*. King, Ninety-Six, H. U .
My L)j-:au Silt? Your communcalion of 2.5
Hit., received. I am sorry thut I can't give an
account of liow you voted on tlie "Abbeville
Liquor Hill," but my impicssion is that you
aiwiiy* voted for the cause oi Icmpci anoe, and
against ferai.ting of license whether high or
low. lleitiu that you and I vo'.ed togeUnr on
whiskey bills had you voted ior the Abbeville
bill no doubt my attention would have been
altract'.-d as you would, by sodoiug, be leav
IIIK UU (MU UVUICII
Yours very truly, II. G. Shaw.
Jonksvi i.i.k, Union Co. S. March 15, 1s90.
Hon. J. y. Kitty* ninety tsijc, a. V: .
Dkah Sir?I received yours In reference to
the Abbeville Liquor fill 1,1 have been studying
it over and cannot remember.
You ilo not say in your letter which side
you voted on, and I am glad you did;not because
it leaves me free lioinj the censure of
being coached. I do not remember as I have
staled above how you voted. Iam inclined
to think t||al yon voted ngaipjit whiskey hecause
I noticed the tanners and their fnenite
that, sat near me, and I think I would have
noticed it it'your vote'had of'been on the
whiskey side. As to the lawyers, I set them
down on the whiskey side and did not notice
which way they voted on the whiskey questions
like i did the countrymen or those of
^ ours respectfully, G. B, Fowi.kh.
IlAViitJWVIW.K, S. C'., Fob, 2, lti:K).
ilf. J. N. King:
Deak Fuiknh?Yours of Feb. 2-1. received
and contents noted ; was glad to hear from
you but was sorry to hear of your (rouble,
know that you have always voted against I
whiskey for you recollect that was tbe poci-1
tlon that I always took, but I did not vote ?
either way when the Bill In question for there ]
were two petitions-one for It and one against.
If I had voted either way I would have voted'
no, but the Bill was passed late at night.
I do not know positively how you voted
upon this bill, but know you always voted
against liqaor, but could not say positively
how you voted upon this bill,'.but I think you
voted no. Wish I could give you a more definite
answer, butl cannot. Was truly sorry
to hear of Dr. Stroms death. He was a good
man. Your true friend,
D. B. Peurikoy.
Columbia, S. C.. April 3, 1890.
Hon. J. iV. Kino, Ninety Six, 8. C '
Dear Sik?Your favor received. In regard
to your position on the the liquor question lu
the General Assembly I am pleased to say
you were pronounced on the side of Temperance,
so much so,you gave mcto understand
you Intended to support the bill introduced
by myself on State Prohibition although
you happened to be out of the House when
the vote was recorded. I do not rccall any
special vote of yours other than those recorded
in the Journal.
I am convinced there was no one in the
House who wus In a position to know the
views of every member on this question
better than myself, and I have always considered
your position welt defined.
I am yours very truly,
L. D. Childs.
Columbia, S. C., March 4,1800.
Mr Dkak King?I returned home this
evening and tind yours of 24. I remember
very well that on every vole on the Liquor
Bill for Abbeville you and Waller voted
against Liquor License there was never any
question as to position of either of yon in my
nilnd. Both your votes and speeches were
positive ana unequivocal. i do 1101 preiena hi
recall any particular vote but If e'tfier of you
hud changed your position 1 certainly would
With best wishes,
Truly yours, John C. IIaskell.
Waterloo, s. C? March 1,13'jo.
Hon. J. X. King :
Dear Sir?Yours of the 24th, Feb. to hand.
On the Abbeville License Hill my lmprestdon
is that you voted against the bill, feel very
certain of It. I shall not enter the race this
time,?hope you will?and thatyouMnay be
elected. I would like to see you go buck
again. You were true to the farmers interest.
Yours Truly, J. H. "Wharton.
Abbeville, S. C., April 2,1S90.
Hon. J. N. King
Dear Sir?I remember that you told me
soon after your return from Columbia that
you and Mr. Waller voted against the Abbeville
Respectfully, Hugh Wilson, Jr.
Ninety-Six, S. C., April 1.18W.
I certify that I with others heard J. N. King,
on the 25th day of December. 16&9 Ray that
C. A.C. Waller and himself votod against the
Abbeville Uquor Bill.
T. C*. l.H'SCOMB.
REPORT FROM NINETY-SIX.
Sliitlitcd fanner*--- Dramatic Club?
Town Election---Returning Citizen*?Col.
Wiillingrord ? Thank*
to the Railroad .Wunngeinent.
Ninety-Six, S. C., April 15, 1800.
Our farmers club feel that they were slighted
by the managers ol the meeting held at
the Court House on the tlrst Monday, which
endorsed the plaUorm and ratified the sue- j
gestion of Fanner Tillman forUovernor. We
iw>n? .if t?iM n?t iiici'tmir it will not be a grub !
und cut eh game, but that every club In'the |
county will uave due and timely notice.
The Ninety-Six Dramatic Club, gave one of i
their popular entertainments on the night ofj
April 4 It uaB a grand success, and the com-1
muniiy Is fspecially Indebted to the young1
ladiea and gentleman who compose the
Dr. H. M. Julian has purchased 125 acres of
land from W. B. Merriwether, near NinetySix.
The price is quite satisfactory and shows
that Ninety-Six real estate is on a boom.
Mr. Walter S. Hichardsou Is selling six
month lambs weighing 40 lbs. net on the market
of Ninety-Six. Wbo can beat this ?
Mr. J. S. Wilson has secured n position wilh
the Western Uuion Co., at Columbia. Mr.
Wilson Is a first class operator.
The municipal election of our town passed
ofl quietly on the 7th inst. The following
ticket was elected :
James Rogers, Iutendant.
J. C. Cork,
II. J. Kinard,
A. S. Osborne.
Capt. E. M. Lipscomb and wife have returned
fronra pleasant trip to Baltimore and New
Mr. T. H. Walker and wife, of Florida, were
visiting friends here last week.
Messrs. Dover. Glazener and Smith, cotton
buyers, have left for their respective homes.
Mr. J. M. Ueer is still here aud prepared to
buy all the cotton brought In.
The Alliance at this place is on a fair basis.
The President Is painstaking In full sympathy
with itie movement., anu iuuu uui iui iuc interest
ot bis club.
Messrs. W. L. Anderson, Jr., and James T.
Bozeman have bought Dr. Uozeman's plantation
and will farm on large scale this year.
The Academy has been nicely painted and
Ninety-Six boast* of one of the handsomest
school buildings In the State. The school is
large and under the care of Prof. Cork uad
Miss Richardson. Pareuts and guardians can
rely upon the tborouKb instruction of their
children and wards.
Clerk of the Court Thos. L. Moore came
down on Saturday and returned yesterday.
Mis old friends and constituents are always
glad to see him.
Col. Walllugford has closed up his business
here for the season aud returned to his home
in Indiana. The Colonel Is a great help to
many people in this community who are unable
to buy for caab.
Friend Sproles, of Greenwood, was down
last week. We Interviewed him but were unable
to find out how he stood on the political
sltuailon. We'll bet though be will be found
booming the right man.
Nothing succeeds like success, so said Jeff
Beacbam after he bad sold out bis western beef
at Vl'A per lb.
The Rev. x. B. Craig and Col. G. McD. Miller
are attending Presbytery.
Mr. William Miller and wife and Miss
Janle Walker have returned from California.
They say there Is no place like old South Carolina.
We have now two trains going north and
two going south daily. Cltsens of NinetySlx
can now visit Abbeville, Anderson or
Greenwood and have plenty of time to transact
business aud return home the same day.
It is certainly a great convenience. Three
cheers for Cola. McBee and Talcott.
Col. Sam Vance, State Inspector of Guano,
was In town recently.
Miss Maggie Williamson, of Baltimore, Is
now In charge of the m'lllnery department
of Mr. A. S. Osborne. Buy your bonnets anil
hats at home und save express, freight, and
railroad expenses. EAST END.
For a stylish hat go to Wm. E. Bell's.
W. JOEL SM]
We have opened up
SPRING AND S
and most cordially invite our frie
when in need of anything in the
We have given special atte:
*" ? ? i . .
GOODS, We guarantee our sio<
equal, if not superior, to any that
ity for the prices at which they a
GOOD QUALITY, PERFECT
Many of our friends have already attested t
Our Stock of Felt
has been well selected and is very tempting. \
as well as ?ood taaple styles In STRAW GOOD:
In SHI UTS onr leaders are the well-known
so a handsome Embroidered liusom Laundrlei
A tlno assortment of FLANNEL OVER-S]
fortable and desirable for hot weather. Our 50c
for It, We hardly know what to say ot our spl<
It Just, takes the cake! Faney Scarfs In J
Ties, Full Dress Hows, Embroidered Lawn Bow
we will promise to sell you the prettiest Cra
that way. We are showing a beautiful line of
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5011(1 ana xigureu oattccuo,
Ginghams and Cali(
CHKCKKI) NAINSOOKS, PIQUES,<kc. A
HOMESPUNS, PLAIDS, COTTON ADES, CAS;
If you want a pretty aiul chcap Summer
We are hcatfijUurter# lor
I One word now as to SHOES. We carry a f\
' We have several specialties that will surprlxt
i 8150 Genu' Hand-Sewed Shoes. Jus. Means 831
I Congress. Ladies Glove Call SI 25 ilutlon BooU
the luvorltcs, Hring a long memoranda with }
I W. JO
April Ifl, 1800,-It
A COUNTER CONFERENCE.
ONE "REPRESENTATIVE FARMER" OF
EACH COUNTY SUMMONED.
To Meet at Columbia mid Repudiate,
the Shell Convention?An Urgent
Invitation to Attend or Nend a
Proxy?The Purpose to Provide
for Meeting Tillman on the
Columbia, S. C., April 14.?The following
communication has heen addressed to one
representative farmer in each county ofSoulli
Carolina and a copy furnished the press for
Columbia, S. C.. April l-1(h, 1890.
"Dear Sir?The action of the recent whell
Convention In attempting to fore stall the
regular Democratic Convention hy placing
before the people candidates alleged to represent
the farmers of South Carolina and a
platform purporting to express the wishes
and sentiments of the fanners and certain
public questions, In our opinion forces upon
the farmers who do not endorse either candidate
or platform some action that will
show to all other classes In the State that the
Shell Convention did not represent the views
of the large body of farmers. With this object
In view a conference to bo composed ol
ffAm punh C!onnt v
line reincccii iuumi ....... -
will be held at Columbia nl the Agricultural
Hall Wednesday, April Mrd, at twelve
o'clock, to discuss the situation and take such
further action as may then he determined
"The undersigned respectfully and honestly
request you to represent your county at Ihe
conference and in a matter appealing so
strongly to your patriotism feel that further
solicitation Is unnecessary. If It Is Impossible
for you to be present, please see that some
other irood farmer represents your county
who Is In sympathy with this movement.
' Please let us know promptly if you will
meet the conference at the time named.
"Rock Hill,York County;
"T. W. Woodward,
"Rockton, Fairfield County;
4,J C. F. Sims.
"Columbia. Richland County."
The meeting will not "suggest" or ''nominate"
a ticket. Its principal object Is to re
quest several gentlemen, anti-Tillmanites to
meet him on the stump and reply to his
IMPROMPTU CIBCUS AT MOUNT CABMEL.
Ground mid Lofty Tumbling by Acrobatic
Ac-tors ? Mysterious Slanlc
Which ChHrniN the Hearers
' Itroomstlck ? Dainty Glove? I*rctfv
Mount CAKMEL, April 5th, 1890.
The big circus in Mt. Carmel was not altogether
a fnilure. Rut owing to the negligence
of the advance agent In pasting up the
Dills, the time and actors were known only to
a select few. Mr. 11. P. Mercler, the State
actor, opened the performance by getting In a
road cart that had uo horse hitched to It, and
the t-hat'ts were elevated about two feel
above the around resting carelessly on a small
work bench. Mr. Mercler who weighs over
two hundred pounds attempted to show to an
appreciative and attentive audience how to
tent the springs of said cart. He steps into
the cart with dignity, and with a flourish his
mighty averdupolse came down ou the scat,
when with a tremendous bound in the air
the shafts make an upward spring. At the
same time Dau Colyer makes a plunge for the
shafts to act us horse, when an unexpected
thing happens that was not down on the programme.
He is caught by the middle, and
the superior weight of the "Slate acior"
causes Dan to discrlbe a half circle through
the air and to come down with a mighty
bump in close proximity to Mr. Mercler.
And as described to the wi Iter by Mi. T. G.
Baker, G. W. Morrah, M. G. Cade and T. O.
Estes, (these were the patrons of the show)
through the blinding dust and tears of the
spectators, was seen two pair of legs and one
pair of shafts sticking up like silent fentlnels.
But this picture was seen only for a moment.
Mr. Mercler showed bis superior
training by presenting himself In an upright
position full of smiles and bows.
T. G. Baker broke his suspenders, John
Morrah has had a pain In his side nearly ever
since, T. O. Estes, was too hoarse to Join the
Choir In his accustomed place at Sunday
School, and Mr. Cade got enough laugh to
last him a week. All went home satisfied
that they had got their money's worth.
D.m Colyer's failure to act horse success
fully, has "cast such a glootn over hiin mat ne
Is almost ready lo say "that he was not dur."
Our town Is certainly advancing rapidly
when such renowned artists can be induced
to slop among us.
But to wind up the day's enjoyment, at
night there was a ghost who discovered sweet
music on the piano at the Mt. Carniel Hotel
while quite a crowd of young people were enJoying
themselves in the hall over head.
There was a panic and rush for the door*.
There was but few young men present, but
quite a crowd of young ladles. Dr. Black and
Mr. Estes undertook lo act the roll of knights
for the frightened young ladies, and headed
by a brave young lady armed with a broomstick
they proceeded down the steps, when lo,
the music ceased and the parlor wan empty.
When everything was quiet, there could be
heard the sweetsst of music from the parlor.
It was repeated again and again. Dr. Black
became so demoralized that he was not able
the next day to answer urgent calls from his
patients Hnally a dainty glove was
found laying on the piano that was found to
lit (the next day) the hand of one of the prettiest
maidens our town. Then you see Instead
of a ghost, it was the loveliest witch of
^ 1' ~ - ?- T Kn..Afl|Ufln V All crimp
i^WW, :?i I . CjUKUI , U" ? uu< V ?
of the fun seeing part of our town, I will in
my next endeavor to show you Its advantages
as a health and pleasure resort, as one
of the greatest centres for an oil mill and
barrel fnctory. And the place for a large paying
hotel, Ac. CARTHAGE.
BROUGHT TO JAIL.
W1UU Randall, (he Nlayer of Tito
Cauthen, Is Behind I lie Bars.
Capt. J. N. King arrested Willis Randall
last Monday evening, and brought him to
Jail yesterday. Randall Is charged with murder
In the killing of Tite Cauthen on the 2<ilh
of March. They were railroad hands. Col. E.
B.Gary ??ud Hon. J. N.King will appear in
Court as his attorney.
? ?- mmi -?
Goods are ordered every week or two, and
you can rest assured that you can always
tlnd fresh, pure drugs ul Speed's Drugstore.
tTH & SONS
a splendid stock of
mds and the public to call 011 us
way of Merchandise.
Qtion to GENTS' FURNISHING
jk of READY-MADE CLOTHING
can be shown?in style and qualre
offered. Our aim has been
FITTING & LOW PRICES.
hat we have succeeded in our efforts.
and Straw Hats
Ve have a beautiful Hue of the latest novelties
S. for old men, > ouiir inen. boys and children.
"KIGHMIE" und the "GOLD." We have alii
Full Dress Shirt. Something new and very
UIRTS. very popninr ui1u i-ai.-1-eu iiikij vuiiii.
while Shirt tnlces the lead of all others. Ask
andld collection of
Silk and Satin, Windsor Ties, Narrow Folded
p. The best you cun do Is to come and see. and
vat lor the least money you ever expended in
Cheviots, Challies, Lawns,
joes, White Lawns,
Iso a pood slock of BLEMMTEU and 1JKOWN
HIM Ell EH, Ac., Ac.
LAI' ROUE, look at ours before purchasing.
RE AND GROCERIES.
nil stock In this line and can not fall to please, j
i even the clottest buyers as to che?pnes8. Our |
ind !H goads. Our hrusj SI M and SI 2;"> Bals and i
lundl.are. SI Kid Buttons, &c., are a few of j
-on and we will promise to fill It rud save you |
lEL SMITH & SONS, j
AIT T ;
"rvf" ' ~ Are
Most Respectfully Invited to Make an
Inspection of the Immense Stock of
SPRING AfO SUED Ml
Now Offered for Sale by
W rnte brothers J
Without going into particulars it is enough
to say that any one can find at the store of
WHITE BROTHERS just exactly what he
If a lady wants a Dress, here she can see
a large assortment of
wasumeres, m uns v
Erilliantes, Muslins, j
and other seasonable fabrics in the latest
and most "desirable styles. Their stock of
WHITE GOODS & EMBROIDERIES
was never more attractive. They offer this
season a greater variety of
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TABLIS UAJMS&S) nar&inOi VVIIilfiO Aflu iuttJjiio
than they have ever kept before.
Gentlemen can find no better place than
the store of "WHITE BROTHERS to purchase
an outfit for the Spring and Summer;
for here can be seen .;i
? -i% nr~ ~i
unsurpassed for FIT, STYLE and DURABILITY.
Here too they can obtain the
1YJL M A ^
THE BEST SHOES,
And FURNISHING GOODS of all kinds,
SUMMER UNDERWEAR, '
HANDKERCHIEFS, &c., &c.
Let every one call and see how very
CHEAP Goods are.
^i/liinAWQ'nfc! fn YYinvVh PLC^r??
uur gi'yfctLtJbu ij.iu.uvyc/jij.xvyxi L'U VS/ JV ^
are LOW PRICES and pretty styles.