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BY 0LINKfSCA??58 & MN?STON.
ANDERSON, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 21,1902.
VOLUME XXYVTT-vn AQ
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--- IF YOU
At some Stores this means absolutely nothing at all.
Th ev will tell von when Vou ask for von? money that it is
simply advertising, and they could not give money back, as
it would ruin them.
At other Stores it means that if you ask for your money
you are shown something else, and if you still insist it is
given you, but only after a long argument, and then with a
frown that makes you feel mighty bad. .
Here, it means just your money back, and without a
word. No frowns, no bad feelings. It is handed you with as
much pleasure-as when j ou exchanged it for the Goods.
It might, aa some Clothiers say, ruin us if every custom
er came back for his money.
BUT THEY DO NOT COME BACK
And ask for it-at /east not many.
Somehow our Clothes and the moderate Prices we ask for
them please the trade so well that they do not want their
money-they prefer the Goods.
This is the way it should be at every Store, but you know
there's as much difference in Stores as there is in men. If ]
you have not already found this out you will-pretty soon.
If you want to buy
Clothes that if not found ao represented you Can get your
money back, this is the Store fdr you.
Where you can get more for your money than you can find
at any Credit Store in this or any other town. The
We sell are the best to be had for the prices asked.
It will nay you to get acquainted with us, and it may
pay us to get "on showing terms" with yon.
ANDERSON, S. C.
The Spot Gash Clothiers
- TLo Clemson College baseball i
team has won nine out of twelve
gamea played. ?
-Mn. D. J. Brook, ot Effingham,
Florence county, was thrown from her
buggy and killed.
- The Laurens dispensary has
boen closed, pending an investigation
of an apparent shortage of $1,800.
- The president has appointed
Charles E. Carman postmaster at
Aiken in place ?f W. G. Chaffee re
rr The corner stone of the new As
sociate Reformed Presbyterian Church
was laid in Columbia Wednesday
- Henry Halloman was shot and
killed by his brother-in-law. H. H.
Brown, in a drunken quarrel near
- A line of steamers is soon to be
established on the Congaree and San
tee rivers oonneoting Columba and
- Rev. Waddy H. Hudson, a Pres
byterian missionary to China, is visit
ing his father, W. A. Hudson, in
Greenville after au absenoe of eight
- Jasper Sharpe, a young mtn of
Lexington County, attempted to com
mit suioide at the Grant House in Co
lumbia, but the doctors managed to
save his life.
- A Confederate monument, to
cost $20,000, is to be erected during
this year on the public square in
Marion. The .money for the purpose
has practically all been raised.
- Governor M?Sweeney has receiv
ed for the iiret time an application
for a pardon from a municipal oourt.
He has referred the matter to the at
torney general for his opinion.
- Lancaster county pays into the
State treasury for taxes about $10,
??0, and receives ?6,300 pension mon
ey and $6,000 dispensary money, thus
coming out ahead of the game.
- J. H. McMillan of Finger*ille,
Spartanburg county, had his hand and
arm lacerated in a gin on Tuesday
afternoon and died from the effects on
Wednesday. He was 55 and a wealthy
- Drs. R. L. Branyon, and H. L.
Todd, of Charleston, and Dr. Luxem
burger, of Greenville, have been drop
I ed by the State Dental association for
unethical condnot in advertising the
- A son of John P. Harvey, of
Monck's Corner, rode out with gun
and rod for a little sport. In dis
mounting and hitching his mule his
gun was discharged and the top of his
head blown off.
- The friends of Chief Justice Mc
iver everywhere will be glad to learn
that there has been no change for the
worse in his condition since his re
turn from Baltimore some weeks ago.
- Miss Annie Carroll, who was in
jured by falling off the Charleston
and Seashore railroad oompany's
wharf at Mt. Pleasant, has been given
a verdie', for $9,000 in a suit for dam
ages brought in Orangeburg county.
- Tho oity counoil of Charleston
has oloosd a contract for a new sys
tem of waterworks, subject to the :
ratification by the citizens at an elec
tion to be held in SO days. The cost
of the new plant is to be $1,250,000.
- A swindler, claiming to bo a
member of a large firm in Philadel
phia, has swindled several farmers
near Lake City out of their straw
berry crop, giving them in exohange
bogus oheoks on a New Jersey bank.
- Representative Lever has been
assured that the house committee will
favorably report his bill for $25,000
for a monument to Gen. Thomas Sum
ter, the revolutionary hero. It will
bc ereoted in the city of Sumter.
- George Washington, an old fash
ioned "white folks" negro convicted
of rape in 1876. has been pardoned by
.the governor who discovered a case of
blaokmail on the part of the negro
woman who. secured Washington's
- Interest seems to be growing in
the annual State summer school at
Rock Hill and the attendance will
probably be larger than it has been.
State Superintendent of Education
MoMahan has made further snnounoe
ment in regard to somo special fea
- Proceedings have been brought
before the State Supreme Court to
disbar John T. Duncan, of Columbia,
from practicing in the State Courts.
The charge seems to be that Mr. Dem
ean borrowed money for a client on a
title that was worthless, the aot being
considered entirely unprofessional.
- A party of revenue offioers con
sisting of Be venue . Collector E. A.
Aiken, of Greenville, and'Deputy
Marshals Corbin and McKinney, of
Pickens, recently made a big haul in
Oconee County, destroying three
distillery outfits with the necessary
accompaniments and arresting two
- By an act of the last Legislature,
approved February 26, the oounty
boards of control hold their meetings
monthly, and the dispensers are re
quired to report their profits monthly,
instead of quarterly as heretofore.
The profits are then equally divided
between the oity and county, and are
turned over on the fourth Monday in
the month following;
- Some of the citizens of Barnwell
and Hampton counties desire to es
tablish a new oounty to, be known as
Allendale, with the oounty seat at
the town of Allendale. The petition
has been filed with the governor and
as scon as he looks over it, an elec
tion will be ordered, provided the
petition is presented under the con
-Lewie Nixon, the new leader cf
Tammany Hall, New York, has re
signed and quit politics.
- The New England Union will
give further assistance to the strikers
and looked out operators of Augusta.
- An inch of snow fell at Milwau
kee, Wis., on Saturday. 10thinst., and
the thermometer was below freezing
- Distributing Cl?rk Barrows in
tho U. S. census office has been found
short $7.500 which h* lost i? specula
- The smallpox continues to be
troublesome at Charlotte. There are
65 people in the pest house and house
- The estimated decrease in the
option acreage of the South this year
is four ?nd a half per cent.- compared
with last year.
-18,000 subscribers from Arkan
sas, Mississippi, Alabama and Ten*
nesBec have presented Admiral Sohley
with a handsome silver service.
- Commissioner of Agrioulture O.
B. Stevens says Georgia's peach crop
will be less than one-half as large as
it was last year. The fruit is falling
- An engine and 12 oars ran away
down a mountain near Saginaw, wes
tern North Carolina, and William Bur
ton, engineer in oharge, was instantly
- A dispatch from Naples says
Mount Vesuvius shows signs of activ
ity. Lava is flowing from the crater
on the Pompeii side, while hot cinders
are thrown up from time to time.
- Twenty-nine persons were killed
outright and 300 others injured
some of whom will die-by the explo
sion of a naphtha car in-the railroad
yards at Sheraden, near Pittsburg, Pa.
- There aro three States whioh
have co debt. Iowa, Nebraska and
Illinois. There are three others which
have almost no debt, California, Mon
tana and Nevada. AU six are in tho
- Sarah Ann Crandall died recent- j
ly at her home in Green, N. Y., hav
ing lived a complete reolueo in her
house for 40 years. Nono of her
neighbors had seen her faoe in that
- A negro in jail at Decatur, Tenn.,
boasted that he had killed two white
men and declared that he intended to
kill two more. A mob took him from
the jail and administered a drastic
- In a difficulty between whites
and blaoks from Beaumont, Texas, on
May 11th, one negro was killed, several
whites and blaoks wounded and a
number of others who jumped from
the train are believed to have been
- The Atlantic Coast Line files in
the six States through whioh it runs
the merger agreement with the Plant
system. With its leased lines this
system now controls 5,000 miles of
railway. It will issue $80,000,000 of
4 per cent, bonds.
- Barnum and Bailey's Ci rou s was
the cause of a serious riot in Bexlera.
Franoe, on May 11th: The crowd
could not be accommodated in the tent
and those who wore unable to enter
began to stone the circus employees,
five of whom were injured.
- On Monday, 12th inst., there was
a very heavy hailstorm in Madison
oounty, Ga., about 7 miles from
Athens, extending from Bethaven
church about three miles. Hail fell
as large as guinea eggs? and covered
the ground to the depth of a foot, oom
?letely destroying all crops and the
- President Stuyvesant Fish of the
IllijioiB Central railroad, has bought
10,000 acres of land near Jackson,
Miss., and will establish there a model
farm cn which ho expects white farm
ers to & H tie. The land will beoleared
in 80 aoie tracts and turned over to
men who are known to be true to the
interests of the company.
. - In the oil fields near Austin',
Texas, the drill in the No 6 well at a
depth of 142 feet dropped into a lake
of liquid asphalt, which is so thick
and heavy that further drilling is al
most impossible. The heavy blaok
matter oozed up into the well for
quite a distance. An expert pro
nounces it tho finest kind of liquid
asphalt. There is but one other place
that it is found, and that is in Trini
- Congress established a precedent
by appropriating two hundred thous
and dollars for the relief of the suffer- ?
oro at Martinique. For the first time
in American history a direot appro
priation ho j been made to a foreign
people. Co?gress on several other
occasions, such as the Irish famines
in 1847 and 1880 and the famine in
! India in 1890, has taken steps to re
lieve distress in other countries, such
as authorizing the navy department to
lend vessels to carry food and cloth
ing, but never before by appropriating
money for the purchase of supplies.
- To reach the new gold fields of
Thunder Mountain, in Idaho, it has
been necessary to cover sixty miles of
tbe 140-mile journey by night, wbon
the snow is frozen, on snow shoes.
Even in the dosing weeks of winter,
when the snow wis fourteen feet deep,
the arrivals at the main namp num
bered fifty a day. Hereafter, unless
?herd shall be a heavy 'snowfall, the
trail will be kept open for paok hor
ses, and the 2,000 to 3.OOO persons
who are there will be able to buy ne
cessaries at lower prices. Recently
flour, sugar, and salt sold for $3 a
pound, while the wages Kt the mills
were only $4 a day. Fresh deer meat,
however, brought only eighteen cents
FROM THE NATION'S CAPITAL.
From Our Oicn Correspondent.
WASHINGTON, D. C., May 19,1903.
One of the strongest proofs M the
genuineness of the belief of the Demo
crats that the next House will be
D?mocratie is the earnestness with
which Democratic members of the
present House are discussing tho ques
tion ol who Bhallbe elected Speaker
and talking up the claims of n number
of gentlemen for that honor. Repre
sentative Richardson, of Teuu., the
Democratic leader in the House, natu
rally Ima the first call, but that does
not mean that it is considered certain
he will be nominated, ns shown by the
discussion of several other names. It
is, of cours?, nothing like a contest at
this stage of the game-merely a dis- |
cussion of fitness and availability. But I
these discussions would not bo going
on if the Democrats were not confident
of winning in this year's Congressional
election. Another thing that adds to
this confidence is the large number of
Republicans who admit privately that
they regard Democratic control of the
next House probable. The general
dissatisfaction over trusts and the
tariff- closely related questions-and
! over the Philippine policy of the Re
! publicans seem to justify Democratic
Senatorial pull lauded a juicy plum
when Clarence Hale, brother of Sena
j tor Hale, was nominated by Mr. Roose
velt to be V. S. District Judge for tlie
District of Maine. When Y's other
men in Maine who would have liked
this position heard that Senator Hale's
brother was after it they kept quiet, as
they knew the Senator could control
the support of the entire State delega
tion, and he did.
George G. Boardman, late private in
the Twentieth Infantry, was an inter
esting witness before the Senate Phil
ippine Committee this week. He said
oar soldiers were much discouraged on
account of the kind of food issued to
them, and that officers did' not object
to the men going into the houses of
natives and taking food when they
were hungry; and while on the same
subject he said: "The whole tendency
of the army was to make the men any
thing bul pleasant toward the natives.
They ueeef the gun to shoot with rather
than to preach the gospel with."
Senator Hanna got what he asked for
in the case of his friend Rathbone,
who was convicted of complicity in the
Coban postal frauds, although to give
it to him Mr. Roosevelt had to order
his chum, Gen. Leonard Wood, to do
what he knew would not be agreeable
to him. This case is remarkable in
more than ono respect. Mr. Roose
I velt knew that it would necessarily
j make a lot of talk for him to order
j Gea. Wood to amend a Cuban law leBS
than a week before the surrender of
American authority on the island, and
nothing but pressure of the strongest
sort would have caused him to do so.
The amended law gives the Cuban
Court of Appeals authority to give
Rathbone a new hearing cud an oppor
tunity to introduce new testimony. It
is expected that testimony will be pro
duced that would not have been con
sidered safe during American occupa
tion and that Rathbone's lawyers will
be able to "convince" the court to give
him an acquittal. There is a political
aspect to the ease, too. It has given
Mr. Roosevelt amore comprehensive
idea thar, he had before of the strength
that Hanna can control. It has not
made him love Hanna more, but it has
added to his fear of him as a rival for
the Republican Presidential nomina
There ia a reason other than pensions
that may cause Eugene F. Ware, of
Kanvus, who took charge of the Pen
sion Burean this week, to wish he had
not become Commissioner of Pensions.
Some years ago, when he published his
first book of poems, under the pseu
donym of "Ironquill," Mr. Ware con
tracted with a clipping bureau to fur
nish him everything that appeared in
the newspapers concerning that nome
and the book. He got a lot of clip
pings for a time and then they ceased,
when he was appointed Commissioner
of Pensions they began to come in
again by thousands. Ho protested
that he didn't want them, but the clip
ping bureau produced a perpetual con
tract and he could not get away from
it. Now his weekly bills for clippings
are more than his salary as Commis
sioner of Pensions, and his only hope
is that the newspapers will stop print
ing things about "ironquill" and his
Representative Cushman's vigorous
attack on the House rules is being
strongly endorsed on the Pacific Coast.
He has received hundreds of letters
from his constituents in the State of
Washington, commending the attack
and telling him to keep it up, and Rep
resentative Woods, of California, said
of it this week: "I have a resolution
from the Iron Trades Council of San
Francisco, commending Mr. Cushman
for speaking and enlightening the peo
?le of this country. The resolution
urther requests the California dele
gation to endeavor to bring about a
revision of the ralea. Revision is really
becoming quito an issue out on the
Pacific Coast." The House bosses are
in a fair way to learn that Democrats
are not the only kickers against their
tyranny under the present rules. Op
position to those rules should be one of
the issues of this year's Congressional
campaign. . I
Senator Hoar cannot refrain from
having a little f nn with his Republican |
colleagues occasionally. While the
Senate was discussing the legislation
authorizing the sending of a minister
to the Republic of Cuba, he asked inno
cently, aa though he was hearing about j
it for the first time: "Is the American ,
flag to be hauled down in Cubaf ' "Oh,
yea," replied 8enator Cnllom.- "it will
come down on the 20th of this month."
"Indeed!" sarcastically remarked Mr. !
Hoar; "I thought that the flag never
came down where it was once hauled
Although there has been mach talk
this week about the probability of the
Philippine bill being voted upon next
weak, it wna based upon nothing solid.
No agreement bas been reached, and
it will surprise nobody if the debate
continues the rest of this mouth, or
Visit of a Former Pastor.
Belton, S. C., May 20.
Dr. Chas. Manly, who was for seven
teen years pastor of the First Baptist
Church at this place, but who has been
pastor of the. First Church in Lexiug
ton. Mo., for the past three years, vis
ited friends here last Saturday and
Sunday, accompanied by Mrs. Manly
and two daughters, and it is useless to
say their visit was a aourco of much
pleasure to this whole community. Dr.
Manly occupied the pulpit of the First
Church Sunday morning, preaching
one of those able, eloquent and persua
sive sermons that is so characteristic of
him. His text was tho 12th verso of
the 00th Psalm: "So teach us to num
ber our days that we may apply our
hearts uuto wisdom," and by This re
marks proved conclusively tho wisdom
of livivg such a lite, urging the unsnved
to accept the Savior at once, and plead
ed with them not to servo the world,
sin tlc sh and tho devil until old age had
laid hold upon them and then bring a
feeble, tottering old body, hardly worth
having, to the feet of Jesus, but serve
Him in the vigor and prime of life,
when that service could be so much
more effectively rendered.
Dr. Manly referred very touchingly
to some of his former members, who
havo died since be left us, and who
were the very pillars of the old First
The scene around the altar, after the
services, was very touching, indeed, as
nearly every one in tho house (which
wa? almost "chock full") came forward
with tears in their eyes to once more
grasp the hand ot this venerable man
of God and receive from him some word
of solid^coinfort aud advice, such, it
seems, ns our own Dr. Manly could ut
ter. The day WPS ono long to bo re
membered, and we humbly pray the
pleasure of being spured tho privilege
of many more such days with Dr.
Manly with us, nnd our prayers go
with him nnd his family to their far
away home, that his useful lifo may
bo lengthened that tho name of our
HervenlyFather may thereby bethe
more glorified. C.
Thc Baptist Convention.
The Southern Baptist Convention in
Asheville was attended by a larger
number ot delegates and visitors than
any meeting in the past. The correct
ed list of the secretary, showed 1,008
delegatespreBent. Besides these there
were nt leaBt> 1,000 women present to
attend the meetings of tho Woman's
The reports from the various de
nominational boards Bhow that more
work has been done since May, 1001,
than in any previous year's history ol
the denomination. By an enthusiastic
vote it was decided to undertake a
!arger work this year than ever before.
The American Baptist Education So
ciety had paid for endowment of
schools and colleges $07,035; the col
leges thus helped had themselves raised
$213,042, making a total increase ic
endowment of $281,807 in one year.
The home mission board whoso work
is CUL tined to the Southern States,
South Carolina not included, reported
the receipt of $08,030 for the year's
work, which is an increase of $12,00C
over last year. The board employs 674
missionaries; the baptisms for the yeal
were 8,100. The year was closed with
$5,000 in the treasury.
The foreign mission board brought
in the best report in its history. In
spite of foreign wars the work has been
unusually prosperous. Twenty new
missionaries have been sent ont and
several others are ready to go. During
the year there have been 1,489 conver
sions* and baptisms, thc largest numbc:
ever reported. The receipts for the
year were ?178,489-as against $150,08S
lasl year, a net gain of $17,856. This
board also was able to report all debts
paid and a balance of $5,000 in the
treasury. It was by a very hearty vote
that the Conven?an decided to raise
$200,000 another year for foreign mis
sions. Equally gratifying reports come
from the Theological Seminary and
tho Sunday School Board.
I Dr. J. D. Chapman, of Anderson,
j was elected seminary trustee tor South
I Carolina, and Rev. Lewis M. Roper
j vice president of the foreign mission
j board from South Carolina.
It is acknowledged generally that the
best convention reporter is Rev. V. t.
Masters, of Beech Island. He hae
written a nine page report for the Bap
tist Courier which appeared in last
week's issue. It is accurate, compre
hensive, and sparkling with interest
ing touches from tiret to last.
"Who Burned Columbia?"
Col. J. G. Gibbs bas published a com
plete history of the Burn Inc of Colu m bU\,
by the army of General Sherman. He
1 has given not only an account of wbat be
! witnessed, In person, but bas given a
I synopsis of the investigation by Com
I mlttee appointed by the City Counoil ol
I Columbio, also the report of Gilmore
Sims, Dr. Trozevant, Hon. Alfred Huger,
Ex-Mavor Stanley, M. H. Berry, O. Z.
Bates, Capt. Brooks and many other
prominent oitlcens of the place, "./boa
also given the testimony of Genera. Sher
tuan himself, before a United States
Commissioner, in . case where English
parties claimed damages for property de?
o troy od, also that of General Howard and
other prominent United 8tate* officers,
with an account of Historian Nichols, a
staff officer of General Sherman, with
statement of General Hazen. Besides he
gives the letters and statements of one
whom we nil loved, honored and believed
I The Author, having kindly given the
i profits of this Interesting publication to
! the "Daughters of the Confederacy," they
[ appeal to their friends to ?ld them by
! suDscrlption*. Price 50 and 75 erato.
Order of E. H. Aull. Publisher, Newber
ry, 8. C., or J. G. Gibbs, Columbia, S. C.
Low Rate? to Charleston.
On each Tuesday and Thursday during
the month nf May, the Rlue Rldg-3 Rail
way Co. will sell tickets from Anderson
to Charleston and return at rate of $3.70
for the round trip. Tickets limited three
days from date of. sale. For further in
ormation call on or wrUe to R. T. Thorn
ton, ticket agent, Anderson.
Tornado Wipes Oat a Town ia Tf!ss.
Houiiton, Tex., May 10.-The latest
reporta from Goliad state that 08 per
sons were killed and 108 injured by
the tornado which passed over that
city yesterday afternoon. The prop
erty loss in the city and surrounding
country will probably reach $200,000.
The storm swept tho city from end to
end and demolished 150 store* f?n,\ r08;..
i deuces, many of which cannot be re
There is only one telegraph wire
working iu Goliad nnd owing to the
crush of otlicial business it in impos
sible to obtain a list of the dead aud
The tornado was preceded by a ter
rific downpour of hail lasting only a
few minutes. Tho hailstorm drove the
people into their houses where they
were caught like rats in a trap and tho
death-dealing wind came upon them in
terrific force, leveling everything in ita
path. The tornado swept an area of
250 yards wide for a distance of a mile
and a half. Houses collapsed as if
built of cardboard, covering the dead
and injured with debris, which ne
cessr.rily means the work of rescue
Riot in a Suburb of Atlanta.
Atlanta, Qa., May 17.-Four white men
and three negroes are dead and five white
men wounded and an entire block of
buildings burned, as a result of a conflict
here this morning between the police and
some blackB. Will Richardson, who ls
believed to have been half Indian and
half negro, the owner of a atore in* a
suburb, brought ou tho trouble by re
sisting arrest and defying the ofOoers of
Fulton Couuty and Atlanta.
The fight between tho ofticora and ne
groes occurred In Pittsburg, n negro set
tlement directly a;>uth of tue city limits
on McDaniel street, which is thickly set
tled with small negro bouses. As*soon
aa information of tho light between the
negroes aud the ofllcers reached the city,
wagon louds of policemen with Winches
ters hurried to the scene of action and
Gov. Candler ordered out a detachment of
The shouting ended with five hundred
or more shots that were poured into the
body of Milton Risby, a negro who sought
freedom by way of a large sewer running
tbrougb the neighborhood. The efforta
of the officers thereafter was directed
towards controlling the temper of the
white men who were walking the streets
of the suburb with guns upon their
shoulders and piBtols in their hands.
Late yesterday former Po'Iceman Ker
lln wa9 waylaid on the McPherson rotd
by fivo negroes. At midnight County
Policeman Golden heard that Kerlln's
five assailants were located in a house on
McDaniel street. He secured a wai rant
for their arrest and, accompanied by two
officers and a number of Kerlin's neigh
bors, iucludlng Owen Heard, started Tor
the hiding place of the negroes. AB the
officers approached the inmates opened
fire and Owen Heard foll to the ground.
The house was at once surrounded by a
posse and daylight was awaited before
making another advance.
Early this morning the poises demand
ed the surrender of tue negroes, but were
met Instead by a volley of shots. One of
the shots killed Officer Battle. The at- .
tacking party retreated., some distance
and from behind trees and poles com
menced firing into the house. In a few
moments, King, a negro, ran out and
gave himself un to the officer*.
Inside the house Richardson had an
11 unobstructed view in three directions,
i ' One block away, PoMoeman Tom Grant,
of the Atlanta foreo, who was among
those summoned to the scene, stepped
from his shelter to fire into the house. A
shot ra Dg out from the besieged hon**
and Grant fell to the ground dead.
The officers to whom King delivered
himself, at the point of a Winchester,
forced him to go to the rear of tho houae
and fire lt. As soon as the flames were
discovered, the officers stepped out from
their shelters. A shot from the house
inotantly killed Officer Edward Crabtree.
An instant later there waa a third shot
and County Policeman Ozburn fell dead.
The shooting had by thia time attracted
hundreds of people and nearly every man
who came to the scene carried & rifler
Shooting Into the house became general,
citizens and officers firing together.
Desperado Richardson had been lost
sight of. The bouee burned rapidly and
a number of the inmates were seen to run -
into a nearby store, to a woodshed and to
a barn in the next lot. Orders were
quickly given to fire every building into
which the negroes had been seen to enter
and in a few minutes several buildings
The main sewer, which runs through
this part of the city, was utilized by two
negroes as a possible avenue of escape,
but to no avail. The crowd had in
creased until 2,000 armed people aur
rounded the burning area. Soon from
the mouth of the sewer Milton Risby, a
negro, was seen to emerge. A shout
wont up and the fleeing negro started
over a vacant lot for liberty, pursued by
the crowd. Shot after shot rang out and
in a minute or two be fell dead. The
pursuing party quickly surrounded bim
and filled bis body with lead. He was
literally ahot to pieoeB
A crowd of enraged citizens had hur
riedly completed this work whea another
negro was seen coming out of the sewer.
He also made a run tor life and managed
to get into the back yard of a neighbor
ing home where, surrounded by several
head of cattle and hogs, he was shot to
The fire, which had been started by the
attacking party, spread rapidly and soon
the entire block of buildings, composed
entirely of negro houses, waa destroyed.
The police were busy arresting the few
negroes to be found in the violnity. The
police had great difficulty in getting out
of the crowd of enraged people with the
colored men. A mob of 2,000 surged
around the patrol wagon end cried fe
the life of the men under arrest. The
officers, throwing their men into the bot
tom bf the wagon, drew their revolvers
and, giving the driver ordora to drive aa
fast aa he ooqld, forced their woy through
the crowd and twenty minutes later,
lodged their prisoners in safety in the
Fulton couuty jail.
In a burned woodshed in the rear of
Richardoqnla store waa found a skull and
near it trie ateel barrel of a rifle. It la
believed that the skull represented all
that was left of the negro who did the
A Card of Thanks.
Mr. Editor: 1 desire, through the
columns of your paper, to thank the
people of the Orr Mills for the kindness
shown my wife during^or sickness and
death. I cannot find w$fij$B to express
my heartfelt thanks for th? kindness
shown mo and my family. It has been
truly said that tho best people on earth
live at the Orr Mills.. May God bless
and reward each and every one of
them. James L. Kny.