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" Edgefield, S. C.
South Carolina is still leading
in new manufacturing establish
ments. A bobbin factory at
Greenville, flouring mills at
Orangeburg, ictfjiactory at Ander
son, an iron mining plant at Gaff
ney, a $50,000 lumber company at
Columbia, Mattress factory at
Anderson, also a planing mill, and
The legislature meets on next
Tuesday, Jan. 8th, 1901. Among
other things, this body will be call
ed upon to vote an appropriation
to the Charleston exposition, of
this year, and it is hoped they will
not be too parsimonious in this
matter, but give the old city a
handsome douceur. It will be a
wise investment for the whole
State so to do. T^^4??iit,??fe
He Writes That the Psesidency
Should Have a Tenure of at
Least Six Years.
New York, Dec, 29-Writing on
"The Presidents of the Twentieth
Century," for the New York World, j
ex-Pre&ident Cleveland refers to j
the presidential tenure in these
"Thoughtful citizens will more j
and more appreciate the objections j
urged against the present indirect
and cumbersome mode of electing |
their presidents. The circum
stances in which this plan origi
nated, if ever of controlling im
portance, ought no longer to ex
cuse such a baffling confusion of
ideas as grows out of a propopition
that in a popular government the
peopled chief officer and their
most direct representative may be
made the recipient of their trust
4 and the depository of their power j
^W-fl^D^ant opposition to the de
clared popular will.
"Strong arguments are from
time to time urged in favor of a j
change in the tenure of the presi
dential office. These should chal
lenge Prions attention, to the end
that the present constitutional
limit may be removed and a more
reasonable and useful one substi
tuted. There has been a continual
increase in federal legislation of a
peremptory character and related
to the immediate and routine ne
cessities of the country ; and so it
has come to pass that of the four
sessions of congress held during a
presidential term, two are so brief
as to scarcely permit the passage
of necessary appropriation bills,
while one of the others occurs
when the president is usually
strange in his new office and bur
dened with importunities and la
bors inseparable from a change of j
administration, and the remain
ing one encounters during i*s con
tinuance the interruptions, timid
ity and demoralization of a presi
dential and congressional can
vass. These conditions suggest
the scant opportunity allowed for,
the initiation and adoption of new
and important remedial legisla
tion during a single presidential
"Another argument of considera
ble weight in favor of the change
is based upon the complaint that
the business and other important
interests of our people are now too
frequently disturbed and disquiet- j
ed by the turmoil and heat of a j
presidential election. A substao- j
tial extension of the executive
tenure should pave the way for es
tablishing the ineligibility of an
incumbent to succeed himself-I
which has long found favor with a |
large class of our people as a con
summation much to be desired.
"Thus American citizens in the
Twentieth century would be
charged with the duty of securing j
for themselves the actual sub
stance of popular rule by estab
lishing a more direct mode of se*
lecting the people's chief executive
in strict accordance with the peo
ple's will, and by so extending the
tenuie of his office, as to enable j
him to better serve his country
men and to more thoroughly pro
tect and defend all their inter
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WE ARE HEADQUARTERS FO
PRICES. DON'T I
LADIES' DRESS GO
SHOWN IN STYLE, QI
Try the market well, then come to
we have tho prices
'Three Mei il, One Be
WHOLE TOWN SADDENED.
Murderer's Reckless Bravado
When Officers Tried to
KILLED BY SHOT
FROM DYING SHERIFF.
The Dead are J ohn Dansby, Gam
bler, and United States Mar
. shal; William Kyle, North
ern Contractor ; and
Sheriff Kennedy. .
Greenwood,, .Dec. 30-At Abb?
ville last night, as a result of a
drunken man's spleen and malice,
three men were killed, one of
whom was' the sheriff of the
The story of the triple tragedy
sounds more like an account of an
occurrence in some western border
town than anything that has oc
curred in South Carolina within
About 9 o'clock last night in the
office of the Miller hotel, several
gentlemen we rd having a social
game of cards. One of the players
was William Kyle, a Northerner,
who has been superintending the
building of the addition to the
Abbeville cotton mill. While the
game was In progress John Dans
by, a somewhat notorious charac
ter, entered the room. He was
drinking and m a quarrelsome
mood. It is said that he had a
difficulty with Kyle in the after
noon. In a few moments Dansby
managed to have some words with
Kyle and applied a vile epithet to
According to the story of wit
nesses, Kyle got up from his chair
and remonstrated with Dansby,
but without making any demon
stration of violence. Dansby drew
his pistol, a 45-calibre Colte, and
when a bystander grabbed his arm
he quickly changed the gun to the
other hand and fired, the ball
striking Kyle in the abdomen.
The shooting occurred so quickly
that those present hardly realized
what had happened.
Dansby then backed out of the
room, declaring he would shoot
any man who attempted to stop
him, and started to the home of
his father-in-law, Tom Cresswell,
who lives near the cotton mill.
I |The newe of the shooting quick
ly spread, and Policemen Johnson
and O'Brien started in pursuit of
the murderer. They overtook him
near Cresswdl's house, but Dansby
stopped them with his pistol and
said ha would shoot if they ad
vanced. The police then went to
a nearby house and telephoned up
town for assistance.
In a short time Sheriff R. L.
Kennedy with several citizens re
sponded to the summons. They
surrounded the house, the police
men being stationed at the win
dows and Kennedy going to the
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front door. Kennedy called to
Dansby to come out and surrender.
Dansby came out, closing the
door behind him, and with the re
mark, 'JWell, we'll go to hell to
gether," commenaed firing. Dans
by was shot twice, once in the leg
and once full in the chest. Ken
nedy was struok once in the left
breast near the heart. Both men
emptied their pistols. Kennedy
fell aB soon as he was hit, but
Dansby walked some 50 steps and
was reloading his pistol when one
of the policemen ran up and grab
bed him, and took the gun out of
bis baud. Several others of tht
party were firing at Dansby at tbe
time, and there is some uncertainty
as to who fired the shots that struck
him, but it is thought that they
were fired by Kennedy,
Handcuffs were placed on Dans
by and he was carried to the jail,
but died soon after reaching there,
about an hour after the shooting.
He did not speak after being shot.
Kennedy was carried to the jail
and expired within a few minutes
after Dansby. Kyle, who was first
shot, lived until 2 o'clock u lay,
when he breathed his last.
The coroner today held an -t |
quest and the jury returned a . ^
mal verdict in accordance with t
HAD KILLED OTHERS. ?
This, in brief, is the story of the ;
bloodiest tragedy Abbeville county
has ever known. John Dansby,
who precipitated the affair, waa a
notorious character in Abbeville
county. He was about 35 yearB
old and has always been a reckless
man. He was a noted gambler and
has killed two or three men before.
His associates were principally ne
groes. He was tried for the mur
der of a negro several years ago,
but came clear. He was for several
years a deputy United States mar
shal. His wife and one child sur
KENNEDY A GOOD MAN.
Sheriff Kennedy belonged to one
of the best families in Abbeville
county and was universally popu
lar. In the recent primary he was
elected on the first ballot over sev
eral opponents, aud he took charge
of his office only 19 days ago. He
was a man of unquestioned cour
age and was a splendid citizen.
He was about 35 years old, and
was vice chancellor of Abbeville
lodge, Knights of Pythias, and had
$2,000 insurance in that order. He
was also insured in the Woodmen
of the World. He leaves a wife,
who was Miss Harvey, and one
child. His remains will be inter
red tomorrow at Lower Long Cane
church, near his old home.
Kyle, who was from Ludlow,
Ma?s., and had been superintend
ing the erection of the addition to
the Abbeville cotton mill, was
about 30 years old and unmarried.
He had finished his work at Abbe
ville and was to start to his home
in Massachusetts today. It is saul
that he and Dansby bad had a
quarrel yesterday, but this cannot
be verified. During his sUy in
Abbeville he had conducted him
self well and made friends.
The people of Abbeville were
overwhelmed by the tragedy. To
day groups of three and four stood
around the street corners in the
drizzling rain discussing the affair
in its details, without dissent ,
Dansby is blamed for tbe whole
affair. He was a man without re
gard oi respect for h.mself, and
naturally cared nothing for his
own life or the life of others. He
had long been a terror to many
who knew him. There are no tears
being shed on his account, but the
regret that Sheriff Kennedy should
have lost hiB life in the attempt to j
arrest such a man cannot be ex- ?
pressed.-Columbia State. K
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELB.
Court of Cjmmon Pleas.
The Wadsworthville Poor School
Truetees, against Benjamin
Pursuant to the decree in this
cause I will offer for sale at pub
lic outcry, before the Court House,
town of Edgefield, and State of
South Carolina, on the first Mon
day in January, 1901, (same be
ing the7th day of said month) be
tween the legal hours of sale, the
following doscribed realty, to wit :
All thaf tract of land in Abbe
ville and Edgefield counties. South
Carolin, on the south side of West
Coat Road and branches of Shults
Creek of Savannah river, contain
ing one hundred and twenty-five
(125) acres, more or le9B, and moro
particularly described by a plat
of 157 acres, made by W. J.
Robinson, Dec. 1st, 1885, and in
cludes all of said land where Ben
Thurmond lives, except thirty-two
(32) acres lying on the creek and
west Chrestianburg, bounded by
lands of T. A. Dallas and others.
Terms o? Sale :' Cash.
Purchaser to pay for stamps
W. F. ROATH,
Dec. 12, 1900. Master E. C.
AUDITOR'S OFFICE, )
EDGKFJKLD, S. C. }
THIS office will be open to receive
returns of personal property lor
taxation from theist day of January
to the 20th day of February foliowiuff.
All transfers of Real Estate made
since last year's assessment must be
noted on the return-stating1 number
of acres, from whom bought, or to
The Township assessors are respect
fully requested to meet me at the ap
pointments for taking tax return? in
their respective townships, and they
are also required to make tax returns
for all those who fail to make then
own within the time prescribed by
law, that the legal 50 per cent, penalty
be added for their failure to do so.
2JA11 male citizens between the ages
of 21 and 60 years, except ex-Confed
erate soldiecs over 50 years of age,
and those incapable of earning a sup
port from being maimed or from any
other cause are deemed taxable polls.
All persons owningproperty or hav
ing co'ntrol of such as hnsband, guar
dian, executor, administrator, or in
arty fiduciary capacity are required to
return the same for taxation, and upon
their failure to do so 50 per cent, pen
alty will be added to the valuation of
all such property. -
For the convenience of tax-payers I
will be at the following places on the
dates mentioned to receive tax returns.
Please meet me :
^ongbranch - Saturday.J PM. 12
Trenton.Monday. " 14
Johnston.Tuesday. " 16
Elmwood, Wed'day, 10 to lo'cl'k u 18
Meeting Street," 2 to 4 * ? 16
Pleasant Lane..Thursday. * 17
8.Cheatbam's Store, Friday.... u 18
WY Quarks'_Saturday..... " 19
Loagmires.Monday. " 21
Plum Branch....Tuesday. "22
Parksville.Wednesday... " 23
Modoc.Thursday. * 24
Clark's Hill...... Friday. " 25
W Cheatham's.. .Saturday. u 26
Roper's X Roads.. Monday. " 28
Colliers.Tuesdry. " 29
Red Hill.Wednesday.... ? 30
Edgefield C. H. from Jan. 31st, 1901, to
Feb. 20th inclusive.
J. B. HALTIWANGER,
am happy to announce to the
public that,Kthough slightly dis
figured, I am still in the ring for
good STAPLE and FANCY GRO
CERIES at living prices. I oau
be found on the corner in rear of
the Bank of Edgefield, where I
shall be glad to see my old patrons
and friends and as many new ones
as the case will admit.
iEflflDH OF [JDGEFIEIID
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
State and County Depositary
J. C. SHEPPARD, W. W. ADAMS,
J. H. BOUKNIGHT, J. A. BENNETT,
J. M. COBB, B. S. HOLLAND,
A. S. TOMPKINS, C. C. FULLcfR
J. C. SHEPPABD, President.
W. W. ADAMS, Vice-Preeident.
E. J. M IMS, Cashier.
J. H. ALLEN, Ass't Cashier
Pays interast on deposits by sppcial
Money to loan on liberal terms.
Prompt and polite attention to busi
your Recount Soliciten.
Buggies, Buggies, Buggies-A
large stock this saason. The strongtst
Mid cheapest can be had only at A.
Rosenthal's, Augusta, Ga.
NOTICE is hereby given that the
undersigned will make application
unto the 1'rohate Judge, in ami for
the County of Edg?tl?Td, State of
.South Carolina, on the 21st day of Jan
uary, 1901, for a final discharge as
Administrator ortho Estate of Annie
M. Tiinmer/naa. deceased.
A. D. TIMM 10 RM AX,
?Notice lo Stock OMS!
Office and Infirmary at
B. L. Jones' stables, rear
of Court House,
EJDOflEZFIELID, S. C,
I respectfully solicit the
patronage of the people.
00* Will answer telephone calls
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