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WBDNKNOAV, OCT, I I. UMl.V
COURT OF GENERAL SESSIONS.
Several Cases Disposed of- Rochester Now on
Trial Grand Jury Prcscnlmcnl.
Tho Court of General Sessions for
Ocouou county convened at. Walhalla
Monday morning. Judge Charles ti.
The grand jury passed upon the fol
owiug hills of indictment :
I 111 K Ul LL*,
state vs. Thomas Sloan and Kate Craig,
; i?i ul tory.
Stato vs. Clarence Williams, murder.
State vs. .lohn Oakley and Loo Can
ion, burglary and larceny.
Stato vs. Chas. M. .louos and W. H.
. ones, murder.
Stato vs. QeorgO Spicor, violation of
. he dispousary law.
Stato vs. William Roach, violation of
dispensary law-two cases.
Stato vs. T. V. Karney and Logan
.?arney, assault and battery with intent
Stato vs. .loo Rotbcll, .1. ll. Sor tain and
>. T. Wilson, assault and batteiy with
tuent, to kill.
Mate vs. Charley W. Lyles, malicious
Stato vs. .lohn Allen, violation of tho
? lispensary law-two cases.
State vs. William Roach, violation of
? lispensary law-one case.
Stato vs. Hob Rogers, assault anil bat
'U-ry with intent to kill.
Stato vs. Ernest Brown, larcony from
I colling house,
CASI.s L)i8PosRn or.
state vs. Lemoriok Gadsden and John
fripp, (colored) arson. Not guilty. At
(tho spring tenn of tho Court (1004) Gads*
.vlen and Tripp ?ore convicted of arson
and septenced to ten years in tho peni
tentiary. They appealed to tho ' ipremo
'Court and were granted a now trial. Tho
defendants were accused of burning tho
barn of W. G. Craig, in tho town of Wal
State vs. Walter Gibson, (colored) lar
ceny of livo stock. Plead guilty. Sen
tenced to county ohain gang foi a period
.of one year and to pay a line of $1, The
.Court, on aoccount of Gibson's tige,
((about IT) imposed the lightest lino pos
state vs. Thomas sloan and Kate Craig,
v c.doied) adultery. Not guilty. Tho
-defendants reside on Keowee river, near
State vs. Ceo. SV. Spicer, violation of
dispousary law. Plead guilty. Sentenced
to chain gang for a period of three
months or pay a line of $100.
Stato vs. Lee Cannon and John Oakley,
burglary and larceny. Plead guilty to
petit larceny. Sentenced to county jail
for a period of ?10 days.
Town of Westminster vs. W. M. Dil
lard, appeal from council. Judgment
and sentence of council affirmed.
Stato vs. II ay ne stephens, assault and
battery with intent to kill. True bill at
Juno term. Guilty of simplo assault.
Verdict sot asido on ground that de
fendant had been triod before a magis
trate and found guilty of simplo assault
. And bad paid tine.
Allot" Tuesday and up to tho hour of
..going to press to-day tho court has hoon
.occupied in trying tho caso of tuo State
.?78. Rochester, murder.
Grand Jury Presentment.
State of South Carolina, Ocoueo
?County-To His Honor, Chas. G. Dante
or. Judge Presiding, Kail Term of Gene
ral Sessions Court, for Goonoo County:
We, tin giand juiy in and for the
. IOU il ty and State aforesaid, heg le;ivo to
.'lix kc this, our filial presentment:
'.. Wo have passed upon all bills of ill
. lictmonl handed us hy the solicitor.
2, We ' ave. by eouunit'eo, made au
? dxaminr ion of tho ofllcos of su por visor
...t.r! tr Miier. (?ur eommitteo was
e.esent V, thc annual settlement was
.nade bet wee 'he Comptroller General
ind thc dille -it county of?ioors. The
vouchers in offices ot tho BU pori 0
?end CU I of edi i >n ami thc supervisor
OOmpat'O with i. a the county treas
urer's offlco, and u :o Was no trouble
whatever in makil ll lOttlomotlt. We
.j.b'O .examined the iror'fl hank ac
< .Okvnts. All funds Wi united for.
3. The committee on nb iff]COS has
Uso made au examination nal of
i",he magistrates' dockets, to .1. L.
IfaCfttloy, P. A. Drown, ( .. obeli
'<Jourtcnay, Gus C. Arve, J. U. Grant and
A. I*. </'risp. All the magistrates of the
county were roques tod, tn writing, to
?.ve their books in tho hands of the
..and jury at this torin of Court. Only
Chose mentioned responded. I). V
Wright, magistrate at Fair Play, informs
xi? that his docket was brought to tho
iloutt Housn at the Juno term of ( ourt,
but has been misplaced ?nd waa not in
the hands nf the grand jin y.
4. We lind that io 1004, G. L. Wilson,
magistrate at Walhalla, collected fines
from Louis Taylor, Jim Shelton and
Wm. Thompson, aggregating $20, but
can find no record iu tho treasurer's
office wboro this money bas bron paid in.
5. Wo would recommend that the
magistrates throughout the oouuty,
when tboy sccuro ? receipt from the
Measurer tor lines, paste same in their
dockets uh.-ic the disposition of the case
is recorded ; that the magistrates remit
all flues to thu treasuror on tho first of
every month; that tho habit of deposit
ing money at the ditforeut banks by the
magistrates bo discontinued.
ti Wo find that $1,500 of tho shortage
of tho ex-Treasurer, reported at last
term of court, has been paid in.
7. Tho committee on public otb -CK
linds that tho bonds of tho dit?orout
county officers are good and sufficient.
M. We have, by committee, visited tho
poor farm. We lind thor? 16 inmates-all
I whites. Wo lind 00 tho placo a good
I crop, considering tho July freshet, Wo
; think tho land in good condition, and
I only a small part of the farm was injured
by the highwater. The inina'.es are well
satisfied. Wo find at the farm six good
hogs and a lot of forage, otc.
0. Wo present Kd. Melton for*arrying
a pistol and cursing on tho public high
way, and givo as witnesses to prove tho
Same.! Haskell Dendy, W. H. Hughes, J.
Allon Dendy and Dock Botson.
10. Wo present Ben T. l'arks|for carry
ing concealed weapons, and givo as wit
nesses to provo tho same: Lou King,
Clara Holland, Kniest Hollaud, J. A.
Bosnian, Thus. Karlo, Priest Knox and
J. A. Singleton.
11. Wo recoin mend that warrants for
the above parties bc issued and served at
I 12, We desire to return our thanks to
the venerablo grand jury bailiff, M.
Nicholson, Sr., for the many kindnesses
shown us during the past year.
' 13, Thanking your honor and tho So
licitor for courtesies shown,
I ?es peet fully submitted.
K. A. H. Schroder. Foreman.
( lotobor 11, 1005. ?
Negro Fiend is Caught.
Houston, Texas, October I).-Karly
this morning Statu Rangers captured
'Monk Gibson, the negro for whom a
I thousand persons have boon searching
ton days. Gibson is wanted for tho miir
, dor of Mrs. Conditt and her four oh 11
? dion. Ho has boen placed in jail, which
1 is now surrounded by two companies of
militia. Kxcitomont runs high and it is
feared that there may bo a clash botween
troops and ci ti zens.
$3,000,000 in Debt. '
Union, October 6.-Tho directors of
tho Union and Buffalo, cnttou mills,
which have just undergone a complete
reorganization, at an all-day session yes
terday considered the matter of liquidat
ing the liabilities of the two corpora
tions which jointly amount to something
like three million dollars with plants that
are worth at loast $.1,500,000. .Just what
steps will he taken, it appears, have not
been definitely decided upon, it being
left in thc hands of an executive com
mittee composed of IL C. Fleitman, Now
York* Wm. Winchester, Baltimore;
John A. Law, Spartanburg; with K. B.
Robertson, president and treasurer, ox
offioio, Columbia, chairman. This com
mittee will moot soon, when announce
; monts will likely bo mado.
Tho task is quite herculean, but with
I the aid and co-oporation of tho stock
holders, and creditors alike, which has
boen plodgod, nnd with the confidence
that is being restored now that wild
rumors havo boon supplanted by definite
facts, it is bolievod tboy can successfully
accomplish their purposos, though it will
require time to do it.
President Robertson, when seen late
yesterday afternoon, announced that the
books would bo movod at onco to Colum
bia, as it is their plan to have the audi
tors in cbargs completo then task en
I tiroly, so that when this part of tho mill
business is moved to Columbia a new set
of books will bo opened and overything
put in tho bost possible shapo.
There has been sumo talk that tho big
department store of tho Union mills
would be discontinued, but Mr. Robert
son said that it is too early for this mat
ter to he oonsldered and decided upon.
lt is learned that tho big power com
pany plant at Neal's Shoals and thc
Union and Glenn Springs railroad, which
connects Union with the Seaboard Air
Line, are not connected with thu Union
; and Ru ff alo mills in any way, and aro
apparontly not affected by their tumbles.
Court Tries Negro in Baggage Car.
Pad noah, Ky., October 7-On board
tho same train ou which ho was returned
to the scene of his alleged crime, .lames
Fowlkos, colored, oharged with assault
on a white woman at Clinton, Hickman
county, was tried, convicted and sen
tenced to soven years in tho penitentiary.
Courl was held in tho baggago car on an
Illinois Central train hucauso tho au
thority.. wore afraid Fowlkos would bo
lynched if ho was allowed to bo takon off
at Clinton. Tho negro was arrested in
Clinton and brought boro for safe-koop
ing. To-day Hickmau county authori
ties started hack with him. A telephono
message told them to stay on tho train
as tho people woro talking of lynching.
When tho town was reachod tho couit
officers climbed aboard. Fowlkos novor
left the train oxcopt to chango cars for
Kddyvillo, wboro tho penitentiary is
When you want
, Don't ?ool w
Stores, but ?0
They uro reliable and guarantee all tho (
and besides tboy bandle nothing
quantities and go
Try them and be
Every Time You '
BOOKS OK REGISTRATION for tho
the iogular eitv election, to ho held
on January 15th, lOMt, for Mayor and six
Aldermen, are now open at "The People's
Bank," and will close on Saturday, Janu
ary 6, 1000. You must have your County
Certificate and Tax Receipt, also must
have boon a resident of the State two
years, County one year and Town four
mouths to entitle you to register.
October ll, 1005. U-tf
Summons for Relief.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
COUNTY OF OCONKK.
lu tho Court of Common Pleas.
John Wesley Mason, Plaintiff,
Mrs. C. Anna Hall, formerly Mrs. C. Anna
Summons for Relief-Complaint not Served
To the Defendant above named:
Von aro hereby BU m moued and re- ;
quired to answer the complaint in this
action, which will hu tiled in the office of
the Clerk of the. Court of Common Pleas
for tho said county, within twenty davs I
and to servo a copy of your answer to tho
said complaint on tho subscriber at his
oilier, on the Public Square, at Walhalla
Court House, South Carolina, within '20
days after the service hereof, exclusive
of tho day of such service; and if you
fail to answer tho complaint within the
timo aforesaid, tho Plaintiff in this action
will apply to the Court for tho roliof
demanded in the complaint.
Dm rd October Otb, A. D. 1005.
C. R. D. BURNS. C. C. P. LSeal.] ,
R. T. J A YNES,
October ll, llKCi. 41-40
state of South Carolina, I
County of Ooonee. J
lu Court of Common Pleas.
James W. Brown and others, Plaintiffs,
Rush R. Brown and others, Defendants.
COMPLAINT KOK PARTITION, KKI.IKK, AC.
BY virtue of a decretal < rder made by
Hon. Ernest Gary, Judge Presiding
in tho Eighth Judicial Circuit, on tho
30th day of January, 1W05, at his Chamb
ers, in Ureonvillo, S. C., I will sell, to the
highost bidder, at public auction, before
tho Court House Door, in Walhalla, S. C.,
on salosday, Monday, Novomhor (Uh,
1005, between tho legal hours of salo, tho
real ostato of tho late Mrs. Mahala A.
Brown, deceased, as follows:
Tract No. 1 - Known as tho North
western part f the Howland Cobb
tract situate in Ocouoo county, .South
Carolina, adjoining lands of J. A. Cook,
('liarles Loathers, T. H. Hobson ami
others, containing ono hundred and
twenty-Seven (127) acres, moro or loss,
being part of the real estate formerly
belonging to tho late George Percival.
Tract No. 2- Known as tho remainder
of tho Rowland Cobb tract, being part
of tho real estate of the said Coorgo
Percival, deceased, situate in Ocouoo
county, South Carolina, adjoining Tract
No. 1, above described and others, con
taining ono lnuidrcd ami thirty-three
(188) acres, moro or less.
These lands aro moro fully described
in the deed of Richard Lewis, Master,
to Hobt. s. Perol val, 0th of February A.
I)., 1SS8. Soo Book "M," Pagos 220, 230,
281 omi 2:>;>, Mesno Conveyance, Oconee
county, South < 'molina.
TERMS OF SALK : Ono half cash on
day of salo, the bataneo on a credit of
.twolvo months, interest from day of salo,
secured by bond of tho purchaser ami
mortgage of tho premises, wi?', loavo to
anticipate payment, and powei to tho
Master to re-sell at tho risk of former
bidder in case of failure to comply.
Purchaser to pay extra loi the pap?is.
To bo sold in separate tracts.
W. (). WHITE,
Master Ocouoo County, S. C.
October ll, 1005. 11-14
Ith Cash Bargain
r_iLA, S. O.
Joods they sell to bo just BS represented
bt.t Hardware and boy in large
t the right prices. >
H yon may want to try, and that's
>it wo wish to speak to you about,
many a time you don't know who
r or not they aro any good, and
t's whore we como in. Our lung
torienoe enables us to toll of tho
rits nf a reoipo at a glance, and if
think it's a good formula wo will so
are prepared to scientifically com
md anj recipe, formula or proscrip
havo evorything to do it with,
'o had years of experience and aro
i position to do it at tho lowest pos
Think of Medicine,
BOUGHT AND SOLD.
Say, Listen :
rPHEHK are thousands of pooplo moro
JL each year, but no moreland. I havo
15 farms, from 60 to 2.~>0 acres each, nice
lovel land; every ono i* bargain; will give
terms if wanted. Also, some nico lots
in Seneca. Como quick.
JAMES H. ADAMS,
SENECA, S. C.
.Septembor 18, 1005. 37-tf
House and barn and 1.} sores of land,
in town of Walhalla, known as tho prop
erty of tho widow of I), v. Robins. En
quire at residence for further informa
tion and price. It will ho sold choap if
taken at onco. It. A. WAITE.
Special Low Prices on Stoves and Hanges.
l il's! Class Line
BroadolotUB, Silks, Kreuch Suitings, Tricots, Etc, with Trimmings to
Men's, Boys' and Youth's.
Tho best Lino 1 have evor carried.
Complete Lino of Notions, Hats and Caps.
Host Qoods for tho Money.
M. S. STRIBLING,
Westminster, S. C. "?
Specially Low Prices on Shoes, Hats, Pants, Shirts,
Trunks, Valises, Lamps.
Wall Paper, Wiric?ow Shades, CrocKery, Tin.
ALL KINDS SEEDS. 5 AND 10-CENT COUNTERS.
I AM DETERMINED TO DO THE
for this community. Come
on and get your teams.
Single and Double Buggy
Teams and Saddle Horses,
Always on hand.
Prompt and polite service at reasona
ble prices. Teams sent out at any hour,
day or night. Phone 10 or J1 for (puck
teams. C. R. HOI CHINS,
Walhalla, S. C.
You Watch the ,,
Why not watch the Prices we are giving on Hardware,
Building Material, Etc. We Have the Goods, our Prices
Wo have jiiKt received " A
Big Shipment" of "Avery's
Steel Tinning Plows," the
best yet made, and our prices
are "Way Down."
We also have the Mallen
Combination Plow, Lynch
burg, Syracuse and Oliver
Chilled Plows, Coles Grain
Drills and Distributors com
bined, Rubber and Canvass
Pelt, all kinds Saw Mill and
Shingle Mill Supplies, Corru
gated Hunting, Sheet Copper
and Copper Pipe.
Our Lino of Blue and
White Porcelain Waro cannot
MATHESON HARDWARE CO
WESTMINSTER, S. C.
MATERIAL OF ALL KINDS.
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mantels from $ 1 to a $40 Cabinet.
Tile Hearths and Facings, Columns Turned and Scroll Work of every
Description. Lime, Cement, Plaster Paris, etc.
Devoe's Paint, the Fewer Gallons, Wears Longer kind. In fact
everything for the builder. Send us your orders.
Yours for Business,
W. L. BRISSEY, T^D^SMOBNE,RSMCAN