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COVAR ACQUITTED KY A JURY OP
JJIS Pt EBS.
The Jury Wag Out' All Fight Bef ire'
irrrivins? at a Verdict
in the foae
In the Court of Genera1 Sessiors on
last Thursday morning? he case of Mr.
S. E. Covar, charged with the murder
of late Mr. Jas. T;. Parks, was enter
ed into. It consumed the entire day
and the jury did not bring in its ver
dict until it ur o'clock Friday morning,
having be?n in the jury room s'nce
about six o'clock oi the evening before.
It seems that one member of the jury
v anted to coovict Mr. (3oyar of man
slaughter, and it took several houis
i to bring hiui over to a vcrd'ct of ac
quittal. Mr. Covar was represented
by Messis Wolfe and Berry and Cd.
A. H Moss and Solicitor Hi'de
brand was assisted in the prosecution
by the Hon. T. M Ka^sor. We pre
sent below the testimony of several of
the mor^ in pDrtant witnesses, includ
ing that of Mr. Covar, whottok toe
stand in his own behalf. He frankly
told all he knew about the difficulty
in a coo1, modest manner, and his de
meanor as a witness made a most fa
vorable impression on all who heard
his testimony. The following is the
testimony in the case:
WITNESSES FOB THE PROSECUTION.
The first witness introduced by the
State was Dr. A. S. Hydrick who
testified to the cause of Mr. Parks'
death. He was followed ty Magis
trate C P. Brunson, who was setting
in h;s buggy near the sc^ne of the
tragedy on that fateful June mornmg.
Mr. Brunson said he saw Covar walk
ing on tue Courthouse side of Church
Street towards Russell street, and he
saw Parks coming out the Courthouse
door. He saw them as the approach
ed the gate, one was coming down the
side walk towards the gate and the
other was coming out of the Court
house; both were coming in the di
- rection of the gate, -'ust as they met
something was said, but be could not
hear what it was, as they spoke very
low. Just as Covar got there he was
walking with his head down tcwaids
Russell street when Parks came out
and said something. Covar right
about faced and son ething more was
said, and just then Pa ks drew off
that way and hit at Covar. I did not
know whether he hit him or not, but
I fuund out that he did hit him, he
hit at him * ith al' his might, so much
so that he raised his foot up off the
ground when he swung at him. Just
about that time Covar pulled out his
pistol and shot, and then Parks pulled
his pistol, and the tir ng kept up till
they both emptied their pistols. He
was positive that Parks struck the
first blow and that Covar fired the
first shot. He said he did not see Co
var's pistol before he commenced fir
ing, Covar was in his shirt sleeves
and bad something in his hand, did
not know whether it was letters or
what. When Parks spoke! to him he
turned right aiound and looked him
right in the face, and then Parks
struck him or at him. Said he could
not tell how many shots were tired by
either party. After the shooting
Parks went back towards where Covar
bad come from, and they were both
fingering at Their pistols, and Covar
applied a "vile'epithet to Parks and
said he was running. Mi. Brunson
said Mr. A. M. Bozard was talking to
him when the shooting occurred. He
also said he saw old Mr. Covar with
.va pistol in bis hand and told his son
to shoot Parks. Mr. Brunson says he
told Parks to shoot Covar and just
then Mr. Bowman came out of his
office and said "stop this, men, stop
this shooting, can't you s-?e that this
man is killed." Mr. Bowman was re
ferring 10a Prks who was in the street
be. ween the place where the shooting
took place and Mr. Bowman's office.
Old Mr. Covar then said "Now,
Robert, stop: don't you hear me, stop!"
The'witness then snid that Mr. Lins
tedtand a great manv other people
had gat hered. Mr Brunson said there
was an interval of about ten seconds
between the first and the other shots,
but be (id not know who tired the
second shot. H ? s;ud Parks did not
draw his pistol until ovar had shot
him in the face. Then he wheeled
round and threw his body and uead
foward and began to tire, out lie hi
no pistol when the first shot was fired.
Just when they got to the gate they
were about to piss and Pirks saluted
him and he turned and saluted Parks
and Parks struck at him and then the
shot was tired lie said Parks had
comedown the morning of th shoot
ing from Coiumb.a. where he lived
with Mrs. Par*s aid the childn-n.
On cross examination Mr. Brunson
said Old Mr Covar came from me Pa
triot office and just as be was passing
his buggy he heaid hi say to his sen
that he must shoot Paiks. He sa:d
his buggy was ten or lweivefeet?bo^'e
gate towards the Falnot offi. e when
Old Mr. Covar passed with a plstoi in
his hand. Mr. Brunson. who is an
uncle of Mrs. Parks, said the whofe
thing was done so quick that it dazed
him. He also saio. he was naturally
Mr. a. C. Linstedt was tlr next,
witness put up by the pro-ecutioo.
Mr. Linstedt said he was coming
down Church street from liusseii
street on the Courthouse side of the
street and was at about the s> cond
panel of the fence when I saw Parks
and Covar meet and 1 saw Parks
strike Cjvar in the face. 1 was too
far away to hear any thing that was
said or that pas-ed between them if
there was anything. They met right
in the Courthouse gate. Said he did
not knew were either of the comba
tants came from, but said he thought
Covar fired the first shot. He said
there was a short interval between
the first and the othor ' shots. Said
Covar was in his shirt sleeves and
Parks had on his coat. Did not know
how many shots weit fired, as the"
were both shooting as fast as they
could. He saw that they were both
trying to reload their pistols and 1
caught hold of Covar and told him to
give me that pistol and he handed it
to me, and then the ola man came up
with his pistol, and I said give me that
pistol, and he said don't disarm me,
and I told him to bu' it in his pocket,
and I would noc disa1 m him, and he
did. He then went oil' with his son,
Covar was standing between the two
gate posts when Parks struck. The
blow knocked him hack oil' the side
walk or he stepped oil", and when he
fired he was standing in the gutter,
and Parks was oo the sidewalk right
against, the fence. They were about
eight or ten feet apart, ai d Parks
kept retreating and Covar was stand !
ing still until he commenced reload-!
ing when he advanced. When the
shoeing was over Mr. Linstedt said I
tie had hold of Covar hut didn't notice j
where Parks was. and that iL was not
a very pleasant place to be in and h >.
wished he was somewhere else. \\ hen
Paiks strucK Covar with his list he
was right up on him, and the force o
the blow knocked Covar back, and
after he strack him Park? stepped
back. I was watching Covar; be was
knocked back three or four feet, at
least he staggered back that distance.
He heard some one say shoot him
Parks, but I don't know who it was.
Did not see Covar dr<.w his pistol.
On cross examination Mr. Linstedt
sa d the only reason why he said Covar
fired first, was oeciuse he was wa oil
ing him. They might have tired
simultaneously- If he had lee
watching Parks he might have seen
him fire first. He said he could not
with absolute certainty tell who fired
? be first shot, ss bp. was so clr se ?o
them. VVhile the-shooting was going
on he heard some one tell Parks to
?\sboot him." Saw the papers fall out
of Covar's hand.
WITNESSES FOIi-TEK DEFENCE.
Mr James m. Brailstord testified
that Covar w*s in his office on the
morning of the tragedy a- d left im
mediately prior 10 tue sho t t g; that
Covar told him that ie had beaid Parks
had threatened bina: and that he knew
that P.irks was in town and he wa
tryirg to avoid ?ny difficulty.
Mr Frank Soydtr, who was in range
of the sbootiug, testified that. Pirks
trcd the first shot. Mr. Snyder's tes
timony tallied closely wit h Mr. Lind
Mr. Mr F. Jnarinet testified that
Parks wms in the Auditor's office on
the morning of the trageJy and just
prior to the shooting, saving that he
wouid see him later, That Mr. Parks
seemed to be in a good humor
Mr. T. R MeCauts testified that he
was in the corrinor of the Courthouse
at the Xirrn of the shooting and that
the Elder Covar was in one of the of
fices ini he Courthouse and wen & out
at the bame time he did. He did not
get out until the shooung had ceased.,
.Coi. M. O. Dantzlei testified that he
was in the cou'thouse at the time of
the shooting; that he heard the shots
and saw Mr. Parks back across the
oath cown in the oirection of Law
Range. He did not get outside until
tne shooting had ceased.
A letter was read from Gov. Shep
pard testifj ing to the good character
of Mr. Covar Mr. Jas. L. bims aiso
ttstified to the peaceable character of
Mr. Ccvar as well as Mr. Parks.
Mr R. H. Covar testified as follows
in his own b half: He said he came
from Edge field to Orangeburg to work
for Mr. Parks, and worked for him for
over five years until last January
when Mr. Parks sold the business to
Funderburg and Covar. Mr. Parks
and himself had kn wn each other
when they both lived in Edgefield,
and had been as intimate as t?o
brothers up to the time he ani
Funderourg bought the business.
After that a differences arose between
us as to wno was to pay the outstand
ing debts of the Patriot when iC was
sold by Mr. Parks which cai sed some
ill feeling. Before the day of the un
fortunate difficulty Mr, Covar said he
had not seen Mr. Parks in several
months On thit day ht saw him
twice in the alley near the beer dis
pensary. He started to the postofiice
for the mail and he saw Mr. Parks
again at the corner in front of Bosch's
store as 1 passed. He was talking to
Capt. John S Rowe. Ihere were
several other people there, but he did
not notice who th3y were. As he
passed Mr. Parks saw him. He then
went on and got the mail and on his
way back stopued at Mr. Lathrop's
office to see him about a Knight's
of Honor matter. He left there and
went on over ^o Mr. Brailsfords office.
As he left Mr. Lathropte office and
came on across the street he saw Mi.
Parks and, Mr. Funderburg standing
in front of the old t atriot office and 1
went into Mr. Brailfor-'s office and
collected a small bill that be owed me.
I talked with him a awhile and told
him 1 had heard of threats that Mr.
Parks had made that day and that I
had come in there to avoid trouble. I
stayed there about twenty minutes
until I noticed that Mr. Parks had
gone. He then told Mr. Brailsford
that the way seemed clear and that
he would go. 1 went up to the en
gine housa and crossed diagonally
across the street towards tne Court
house, and when I got there about the J
gate 1 hearo some one walking and
looked up and 3aw Mr. Parks. I was
reading my mail when I heard some
one walking and looked up and saw
dim. 1 had just crossea the bridge
in front of the Courthouse itate going
in tne direction of the printing office.
I had just stepped on the sidewalk
when he said: "1 want to tell you
that you are a dirty lying, thieving
son of a bitch" and just then he
knocked me in the eye, and being a
heav.er man ti'an 1 knocked me bxck
and broke the glasses in my eye, which
almost blinded me, as my right ey<; is
almost my sole dependence. The blow
.-tunned me aud knocked me off the
sidewalk. After he struck me he
drew his pistol arjd tired the firso shot
which went through my hat. He ran
back a few steps bel'oie firing. I had
my pistol in my bosom as 1 was in my
shirt sieeves and had to tear my shirt
opvn beiore 1 could get my pis;ol out.
As soon as 1 got my pistol out 1 tired,
and continued to tire until the pistol
was empty. He was struck three
times. Di1 not know how many
times Mr. Parks sliot. He said his
father came up a .d toid him lo stop.
His father oime out of the Court
house. IDs brother and Mr. Linstedt
also came up ana he gave the latter
his pistol. Mr. Covar said he. :md Mr.
Parks iiad always -.een good friends
up to the disagreement, and that Mr.
Farns was a peaceable man, but he
had been warned by several persons
that Mr. Parks wouid shoot him on
sight, and thai'he really exp cted to
be killed when Mr. Parks cau.eup and
struck him, and that?he only shot to
save nis own life._
Cm ton VitiKULitt Ufeo.fld,
At a meeting of the bt-ard of c:am
tv commissioner;::, composed of Super
visor 0.?n m. Diaiz'.erand C?mmis
6ion?rs Themas D a. Liv!n?Kton and
a. F. Fairey, on Friday cotton weigh
ers for the various towns of tie coun
ty were el; e'ed *4 follows: Orange
b'irg, John 0 Kmnerly r.nd A. F.
Fairej; Sprlcgtisid, J W. Brodle;
North, J. M. JK iotts; St. Matthews,
J. D Antler-; Brtnchvllle W. C.
B-uce: El'oree, F H. D'.n zur; Cam
oron, T. Fred Uimer; Bawmm, J. D.:
Stromnn; Fore Motte, F. R. Bouzar?;
Cjpp, J-imes D. Kittrel'; Wo^dford,
J. F. Smith; Norway, FredG.bsoc;
Livingston, a. A. Liviaysiou: Rjwbe
?Ule, B S. Crum.
Duatn of a Lilttlc Girl.
Bi^rn- n, S. C, Sept. 9?Special: A
Itie rihugliter of lAic-. Eoima Pel< ;\
ibout 5 ytats of ?:..: rji -6 sud '.eni:
\ > s'.stday of a c ?? ,.?.:: >. chill, J ai >r
h i .?'.! only a v.*; y s. t'- wh?fl. M a.
V i ? r is the v To of iho late Wm.
b\ Fiber who d!sd \ \ra J st >? ..
f 'cqj a pro'r-.<?t.-d o -.- e of i > r?ii id f -
v t Usii g m t:-, 100 d&ysr. A
uh*: n i.l tok - er w?? ??y a
M-s. Fdder In this t'ark hoar of nil c
.ion, and "Friendship, C.:arl y . d
Benevolence" saou.u always go nana
in Land in iicurs ul trial a-orl f?liatlou
OP MUHDE ft BUT KEOO Ulf ENDED
J. M. Way Convicted fir Killing J
D Palmer m the Former's
Uora Last inly.
Toe case agios'. Mr. Jefferson M.
Wsv was taken up on Friday and con
o ocUd Ute Saturday eveniDg. The
j -ry, afier deliberating for some time,
returned a "vorn sc?, of murder against,
??tie defcnrat t, hud recommended him
to tie mercy of the court. It will be
emombeied that las; Juiy Mr. John
D. Palmer was bhotcown by Mr. Way
i?tneBtorco til' lartsr. Mrs. Wav
vas In the u; re a, tae time. A ne
g oaleo o'a'ontd to be in the store
-hen fcu?smio ing to-k place. Both
o" th.:m tur i.'fit'J <.:i the case. 0 ic foi
- d'toe othjf fcT?.lnj-ithe defendant,
'vir. Wa? clMii. -d that the thootlng
in id. .':f?.nc&, r:3 Pa\mei had
",ojje to the store a^i attacked him
?!e oiah?.d t^4? P-..mer entered the
store and opened fire upon him and
that he was compelled to kill hire to
>av? his own life.
The troub'?3> grew out of Way's ob
jootlona to P .loasr, who was about
thirty years of age, paying attention
so bis daughter. He forbade Palmer
visiting bis house, aud 1? said to have
intercepted letters from Palmer to his
daughter. It was known that there
was bitter feeling between the two.
On the day of the shooting it wsb
said that Palmer went to the store
rd had a talk with Way. Later
Palmer returned to the store and it
*as said that he opened fire on Way.
Phe latter ran behind the counter and
grabbed his pistol, opened fire and
killed Palmer. It was also said that
Mrs. Way, who was in the store, was
the only eye witness, and the position
jf Palmer, as found by the first to
reach the scene, seemed to bear out
;he statement that Way shot In self
defence, so that the testimony offered
at the trial and the verdiat came as a
surprise to the public generally.
The star witness of the State was a
colored man by the name of Tom Shu
ler, who c'alms that he was in the
store when the shooting took place.
Shuler did not want to testify In the
case as it was a row between white
men, and he did not want to get mix
id up in It. A bench warrant had to
oe issued for Shuler before he would
:ome and testify. 01 the stand Shu
ler slid he was in store at time of
?hooting. That Mr. Way fired first.
Tnat is, Mr. Way fired twice and he
left store as fast as he could. Didn't
know whether Palmer shot afterwards
or no'fi, but Way fired two shots before
ae left. Has never been back and did
cot want to testify. Shuler told sub
stantially the above story to some
gentlemen in this oity shortly after
The State also put up Dr. A. S. j
Hyorick, Ooi. D. O Herbert, Messrs
ileniy Boliver, E. M Hughes, John
3. Westbery, Henry VonOjhsn, Jr.,
and 0. P. - Hutto, all white citizens,
outdone of them saw the Bhooting,
snd only testified to facts as they saw
them after the shooting was over.
H. B . ThomftR, oolored; who is a clerk
in the posteffhe, also testified in the
case for the State, as did Harriet
Wallace, a highly respectable oolored
For the defenoe, Mack Foures, who
works at Blley's repair shop, and who
was a friend of Palmer's, said Palmer
was at the shop just prior to the shoot
ing, showed him his pistol, said be
was going to Way 'a score, throw it
under Way's nose, and make him re
craot what he had Said about him
(Palmer.) Said Palmer was drunk
and he advised hi u to go horns.
Mrs. Maggie Way, wife of J. M.
Way, testified that she was in store,
that Palmer came in, cursed Mr. Way
and fired twice before Mr. Way re
turned the fire. Said her husband
flred in self-defense. On cross-exami
nation, she s-1 a that when Palmer
cursed Way, he (Palmer) had h:s pis
tol in his hand, that Wav tuan grab
bed his pistol, bad it in his band, but
did not shoot unoil Palmer shot t?lo_.
In the opinion of man?, tais omission
on the part or Mrs Way, on cross ex
amination, had its eff.ct on the jury,
for they returned to the court room
after going out, and had Mrs. W?.y's
testimony read them by che stenog
The arguments for the defenia were
excellent, Wolfe & Berry handling toe
case with greab skill, but Soholior
Hildebraud's argument was one of the
finest ever heard in tue ccun room,
and twice or probably thrre Din .. tj-o
audience cheered him, ior \ u;u . tu
judge administered a Slim l'g icu*?,
?nd insstructsd the ba i II jl.io;.
trie diaouroers. The j u
hocut two hours, bus av a-ai it .o.
iike a mistrial, one m-u b,uu.i??ii
against 11 who were for &ve?iiwj?i
murder, bu? after the Ut-.t o.
Mrs. Way i was read they sp-eaiiy^.t
This is tue secnid tias Wiy '.a
been fouad guii-y ui m.i ?<?:, ua Luv
log been c^uvicood in 1892 *:..ii..,
Elliott W. W ?n-:;?uo..fc ? skitH+j u
Christinas of 1891 tie . ? o u
tenoed to oe hui.gea, buu becu.eu a
new trial on the gfOdiua ol ufm-d a
covered eviceuoe aud. at tu& o.ew_\
trial was ac(jui'.ted.
Prior to his Imprisonment, Way was
a well-to-do farmer of the Norway
section, but the expenses duting his
confinement ate up everything he had,
so that when set free he was broken
I in health and about pannliess. His
I farm having been Bold, he took up nib
abode here in Orangeburg, and for
several months made a livelihood by
fishing, then he built him a small
portaoie sh^p on woe.^ls, his busmen
urew and uo moved iutu a n&at btOrc
on Market street, where he has built
up a fair trade S3 a dealer in fruits,
dsi! ?i:d ice.
But the years iu j .!l b&". w;cc5r:i;
::is life, cuu many unk, : id ii ja?d
iii.- mind. Perhaps he would be
... ?,d bpirits t.;r Ua/3 or wc??l3 ?,?....
.i ecuue days cl dapreidi.n, \. ..-.a
?6 ;uj..^..ji.'U ~. >?.ii.^jn ? were D nt ..n
lu.a.ug jiia^cie.: v?u?n he ihcugh'?
.> OW? lalii.ljr JiC ?yi.?J..i. i... i
L.oi.iy uo appeared fou- oi his f., ..
Lj, bUli &\i timCS h_ WOUld iuoC QiB tin!
pei aud chastise h>s daugh.e.s or
Strike his wife, so tuau mere thau ]
once the police were attracted to lia
place'by screams or reports of what
was la progress. Then Way's young
est . child?a son?was accidentally
killed by a negro working about the
place, and this seemed farther to ef
fect the man. He made threats at
times, kept 'pistols and guns handy,
and grew to be generally regarded as
a dangerous man,' though as honest as
ould be, snd exomtwben provoked
or giving way to his feelings was a
very quiet and retiring man.
Tbe trial attracted a rather larger
crowd tban usual to the court, and
quite a number who heard all of the
testimony appeared surprised at the
verdict. It is noteworthy, however,
that the verdlot seems to meet pop
ular approval, as has already been
said, Way was regarded as a bad man,
sympathy was'in large measure with
tbe dead man, and Way's friends as
sert that tbe j -try did not decide the
case by the testimony, but by the
past record of the defendant and there
may be something in this.
A shooting affray took place at an
=>arly hour Frid?.y night on tbe us
ualiy quiet streets of Holly Hill.
Pres Jjhnson, a negro who is wanted
[ in Charleston ou a oharge of miirdor,
has been sulking about Holly Hill for
S)me time, his wife, Jane Johnson,
resi< 1 v in town and many of his rel
atiT 6s in tbe vicinity. Although be
had made threats against the lives of
at least four residents of tbe town he
has been sheltered by the colored peo
ple, supposedly his relatives. He has
frequently made threats that he
would kill his wife and Friday night
nearly put his threat Into execution.
He folio ~ed her Into a bouse where
she was a one snd, striking a match
Jiruso Id into her face, wnen she iar
from him screaming, out Into the
yard, he following, and a moment
ater live shots rang out?two taking
effeot in her back, one going complete
ly through the body Just above the
hip, the other bullet lodging In the
stomach. The wounds, while not
necessarily fatal, are painful and re
covery, if she recovers, will be slow,
JohLBon escaped, but as his feet are
in b3d condition from being scalded
recently, he must have had assistance
to get away so quiokly aod complete
ly. It was rumored Saturday morn
ing that a buggy and driver were
awaitirg Johnson and after the shoot
ing he was driven away. A posse was
out searching for him Friday night.,
but he could not be found. A letter
from this place was cant to Charleston
last summer to the authorities, tell
ing of his presence in and around Hoi
lv Hill, but he has continued his visits
here, making more or less disturbance
at each visit and being screened by
friends. He is again a fugitive and
haB with him two guns.
Death or Mrs R O. Mobs.
Mrs. Rsbecca C. Moss, widow of
the late Capt. W. C. Moss, died at
her home in the suburbs of Orange
burg on last Tours day night in the
sevsnty-eighth year of her age. Her
death, was not unexpected as she had
not been well for some months. Mrs
Moss was a daughter of Mr. Taoman
Raysor, who was one of the best and
most influential men of Collet on
County during his life time. She
was endowed with a fine intellect,
whioh made her a leader in any circle
in whloh she moved. She was a de
voted wife and mother, and it was in
the home circle that her many noble
traits of character was seen to tl e
greatest advantage. Mrs,. Moss was
& member of St. Paul's Methodist
Church, and livod the life of a opnso
orated Car.Btlan, and her redeemed
bouI is now la the presenc i of the
Savior, whom she loved and served so
long and faithfully. She will be
mourned by many frleads and rela
tives, who esteemed her very highly
fur ihe p.irc>, unselfiih life she lived
and for her unbounded c^rlty. She
wrs th6 mother of Capt. B. H. Mo?s,
f/ho for tone time had lived at the
old homestead with her, and Mrs C
G. Dintz'er, M-s A. W Summers
and Miss Anna R Moss. The funsr.-i
services at St. P?u's on Siturd. y
morniog wero largely attended, a .d
the interment t >ok place in Sunn?
aide Cemetery. It was our privilege
to 'number this elect woman amoL'g
our friends, and we know how to
sympathize wico those who were
nearest and rlearr-Ht to her in the
great bereivement that has over
shodowad their lives by her death.
A bY.ru I y PolBOmsl
A dispnf.oh from Florence to Tho
New and Courier sajs: "Tbe family
of tne Rfv Jo^n G Beckwith, pastor
of tie First Methodist Church of the
o'.ty, ia suffering from ptomaine poi
sonlng. Angy, the oldest, and Nelle,
??he second daughters, snd Mrs
B-\!Wori, mother of Mrs. B ckwith,
r> critically ill. A-gy. the oldest
<?rl, * 1 harlly survive ':he night, as
n? is noval'v? only from artificial
np:a\u\ Mrs Bral'Bford has been
'<',??>?. t'i th? MiLfud Infirmary. The
?.visi o* tb?> o-iiminghas not been
i ar? *i " T c abo-p. sad news will
bi r c. v d by nan li tbl3 county
v'Vi Korr .w. uuidted* of prayers
?"II i") no f r the reader/ of the
i r.;c*en f-tm h .
Lint i f Unolaiiii 'i! Loners.
Li .i nne'*lme'1 laotrrs remaining
n ? O ait'p.Vu'g Postcffloe for week
fM- ? -;??prrmber loth, 190G.
M: * Lillian Appleby, Mrs. Marga
rett Adams, Willie Adams, Jas. G
Cor*ie, Westly Caleb, Miss Estelle
Carrer. Mrs. Charity Dais, D. I Dan
ny, L?.ura Davis, Miss Serena Davis,
Miss Hattie Ford, Miss Mary Furgu
son, Jacob Gnvan Sammle Gnvan,
Charlie Green, Frank K>nner!y, E D.
Logan, Ger.rghi.na McDanel, Frark
Maynard, C. 0 Robinson, Miss E.onls
R lev, Mrs. OUie Riwf, M'ss Luer
S~fn!r, Mr. and Mrs. J. Sauls, Miss
L'zzle Smith, Miss Rosa Thomas,
Miss Marv I. Williams, Lieut C. E.
Wiggins, Frank Wor.ley.
P. r :or:s calling for the >'bove letters
will say they adv^tised.
A D We! stor, P. M.
T1! sase allow me r.p\o? in ? ur p?.per
to thank m- frienj? f :r 'be hEnd*cme
*o5s n?v3- m-t in the first j.?ri ia y
??'?>??' n. Friends, I shall rive jou
my beat service in tbe legislature.
L. C. Carson.
Holly Hill, S. a, Saj?t.-10.
Jk. JLJU2.JJJHlJL.tl iwi ?. w ? ?
Mayor Roddey, of Book Hill, on Cot
ton Future Dealing.
Hon. John T. Boddey, mayor of
Book Hill, has during his Incumbency
of about one year done quite a lot by
his firm dealing to break up lawless
ness in Ids jurisdiction. He was at
one time a well-known stock broker in
New York, and the letters from h!s
firm were published in the prominent
papers of this State. In view of this
fact his stand in regard to cotton
"exchanges" and "buoket shops" is
an Interesting one. He has been
asked to speak on this- subject at
different times, and did so recently
at the TIrzah oampaign,meeting. In
a letter to a Book Hill paper he says:
"The writer has visited many of t> e
big gambling houses in New York;
has played poker, faro, roulette,
horse races and cotton futures, and
unhesitatingly declares that cotton
futures, in his opinion, is the lowest
down form of gambling known, or
that he ass even seen or indulged in,"
ato, etc. Further on ne says: "And
now I want to say to the people of
Eick Hill that if the oity council will
license this form of gambling, which,
in my astimatloo, is the lowest form
In existence, then the oity counoll
must not impose the line on the five
cents crap.shootsr and the ton-cents
poker player. 1 oannot conscientiously
do it, and I will not. The council
rust try Bucht oa?es. If a man is
allowed to take a ten or twenty thous
and dollar stake and bet it on these
boards and a few tiokB of a telegra
phic instrument decides whether he
wins or loses his money, then I can't
o 'nscientiousl7 Impose a fine on a
negro for a few dice ticking against
the ground for a fiva-csrjt stake, for
ohe poker player for a few cares tick
ing against a table cloth for a ten
cent stake. There is no justice nor
'alrnees in it, and I do not need the
position of mayor of this oity or any
jther position em ujh to make me do
Gotten Growers Association.
The County Cotton Growers Asso
ciation held their regular monthly
meeting Sept. 1st. 1906, in the Court
House. Meeting was called to order
by Pres. Wannamaker, who announc
ed the approaching meeting of Somb
orn Ootton Association at Hot
Springs, Arkansas, and called for data
on outlook for cotton yield, as com
pared with previous years. The mat
ter of injury or damage to cotton crop
was reported from various causes: de
predations cf insects, disastrous wet
seasons, etc., and the estimated yield
for the present year, as compared with
previous years, was placed at 52 500
bales, a decline of 45 p*r cent, on last
year's yield. These reports were made
by representative farmers from vari
ous sections of the county, who repre
sented all the territory. The meet
ing was enthusiastic and harmonious,
and the resolution to hold for 10 cents,
per pouncl was unanimous.
The following resolutions offered by
Mr. B F. Keller were adopted, with
out a dissenting vote:
Whereas, Gambling in cotton fu
tures works directly against the moral
and financial Interests of the ootton
Resolved, That it is the s<?se of
the association that all cotton ex
changes and bucket-shops in this
State should be abolished by law, and j
we hereby request and urge our mem
oera of the Legislature to do all in
their p^-ver to. enact such a law.
The following resolution was pass
ad unanimously also:
Whereas, wo realize that the move
ment to hold the balance of the cot
ton crop of 1905 for 15 cents, was a
mistake and "failure, and,
Wneroao, the success of the South
ern Cotton Association depends upon
fixing the price of ootton at a conser
vative figure and selling at not less
than that figure;
First: That *e the members of the
Oraogebu-g Cot'on Association, here
rty requrst the Executive Committee
?f the Association about to meet at
Hot Springs, Arkansas, to fix the
minimum price of the present crop at
ten c:at8 per pound.
Second: That when the prioe is so
fixed, we call upon every farmer in
the South to do everything in his
power to hold his ootton for the pric1*
fixed by the Association, and to with
draw cotton from the market when
the price falls be'.ow the minimum.
Third: That we urgently call upon
all merchants, tinkers, and others, to
do all in their power to sustain the
farmer in his effort for pood prices.
The boiler of the saw mill of Mr
Walter Bryan near Salters in Wil
iiamshurg county exploded Saturday
afternoon completely wrecking the
building arjd machinery and killing
three white men, W. V. Bzrfield,
John E^ans and Jjo E/ans, and seri
ously injuring a small white boy, the
son of Bar Held, the dead man. Taa
shock was terrific and the report was
heard for miies around. Another
.vhite man whose name could net bf
learned was driving along the public
road some distance from the mill at
the time of the explosion and was
slightly injured by fiylng bricks. The
engineer, Mr. Barfield, allowed the
water to get too low in the boiler
which became intensely hot and a
fresh supply of water was turned on
with the disastrous result. The bod
ics of the dead men are horribly man
gied and the scene of the wreok pre
sents a most appalling picture.
Death of a Little Boy.
Bowman, Sept. 10?Special: Little
I. S., a son of Mr. and Mrs. L. G.
Weathers, died here yesterday ab :ut
8 30 a. m. The little fellow was in
bad for mors than two weeks BUfleriog
f rom a throit trouble with other com
plications, but he boro up and fought
cue disease m^Lfully fir -c chfld of bis
age. He lacked only a few days of
b iug fci years old, and vvas a very
r g toy, t.'..e idol of ::is parents.
.Mr. anu M-s. VY'.atherg have tin
,.-p thy of the t.:.ilrd community
! Ui.8 t^iolr '.' .:k ;i mr of 1 ill cilon
f : j burial terv cj End the in warmen
o-k p ace at E > htz:i cuurcb. this a.
II. in the presence 'A a 'arge c.>ncours?
of friends and relatives.
MANNING CARRIES ORANGE
BURG BY SAFE MAJORITY.
lyon and Sullivan Both Get Majori.
ties and Westbeny and Edwins
Tbo election passed off qnletly in
this county last Tups'lay. Tie votp
will be several hundred lighter than it
was In the fi^t primary. Manning
for governor. Lvon for Attorney Gen
ial and Sull'van R.'.ilroad Commis
sioner got m: j -!ritl?s. Westberrv and
Edwine arp emoted County^ Oimmis*
sioneTS. The following Is the vote as
reported up to the time of going to
press. Forty five boxes out of fifty
five had been heard from. Here is
for attorney general
Westberrv. 1 824
Program of the Convention That
Meets Hons Today,
The Christian Temperance Work
ars will convene In this city this
morning and will be with, us to tee
16oh instant. The Convention Rermon
will be preached in St. Pauls Metho
dist Church by the Bar. W. W. Wil
liams, the pastor of the Baptist
Churoh at North, Sunday morning at
11 o'clock. The grogramme Is as fol
Thursday evening, September 13, 8
P. M. Devotional exercises, in charge
of looal ministers: Saripture lesson,
Isaiah, 5 ih ohapter, 8;h to 25 ub ver
ses. Short greetings by ministers and
Judge Dantzler; responses by visiting
friends. Address the Rsv. E. 0. Wat
son, of Marlon; silver offering; an
nouncements; Informal reception to
\Friday morning, September 14: Ds
votlonal exercises; committees, report
ers for dailies church and county papers
appointed; greetings from Churoh so
cieties; roll-call and enrolment of del
egates; reports fromStat& officerp; bus
iness manager of tbe official organ; the
Christian Tempprance Worker and
chapter delegates; opening of question
box; r/j Durnment.
Friday afternoon, 3 P. M. Devo
tional exercises; conference of Band of
Hope; superintendents and reports
from Band of Hope; address to ladies
on hygienic dress for women and girls,
using charts and illustrations, bv Dr.
Sopbio Brunsnn, president of E.loree
Chapter; question box; announcements;
Friday evening, 8 o'clock: Bandof
Hope exercises, under the leadership
of Mrs. Jas. E. White, of Johnston,
assisted by Band of Hope delegates;
collection; announcements; adjourn
Saturday nnrning, September 15:
Devotional exercises; unfinished busi
ness; new husiuess; election of officers;
place of next meeting; opening ques
tion box; 80Dg, "Blest be the Tie That
Binds;" announcements; adjournment.
Sunday, September, 16, 11 A. M..
Temperance sermons in all the church
es oy the respective pastors by special
request of the Convention. Collection
to be taken in each ohurch for tem
Sunday, September 16 8 P M :
Special Convention address by Prof. J.
B. Cllnkscales, of Wofford College;
collection for temperance cause; reso
lutions of thank:; adjournment.
Died at the home of her parents, on
Saturday morning, September 8. 1906,
Mrs. Ruth Jo3ey Ferguson. Soe was
the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.
0. Powers of this city, and was in the
26tn year of her age. She had beta
very ill for weeks with a severe type
of malarial fever; and though a good
and attentive pnysician used every ef
fort in her behalf; fond parents and
other loved ones were untiring In their
careful nursing and watching, all was
unavailing. God's plans were not ours.
She was a sweet-spirited Christian wo
man, and had many friends here and
elsewhere who will be saddened at the
news of her doath. A deyoted hus
band and two small children are be
reft of wife and mother. Her grl-f
stricken parents, two sisters and a
brother survive her also. It was tbr
privilege of the writer to be w*tb her
often during her illness and to Ktano.
beiide her deathbed. Oa that last
night at 12 o'clock in a paroxz^m cf
convulsive breathing, she said earnest
ly, as If to One who stood n?ar, "Love!
Take me Horn;!" and when in thr
misty dawn of the new morning her
fr*ed spirit passed cut, we doubt rot
that Ruth went h^me to be with Je
sus. The funeral services were con
ducted at the home at 12 o'clock Sua
day by Rev. D. D. Dantzler In the
presence of relatives and many friends.
The reiuain3 were afterwards laid to
rest in Sunnyslde cemetery. May God
comfort the sorrowing ones 1
State of Uoio, City of Toledo j ss.
Lucas County. (
ErankJ. Chenny makes oath that
he is senior partner of the firm of F.
J.Cheney & Co., djing business in
the city of Toledo, County and State
aforesaid, and that said firm will nay
the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOL
LARS for each and every eise of Ca
tarrh that cannot be cured by the
use of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
FRANK J. CHENNY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed
in my presence, rihis 6th day of Dec
ember, A. D. 183?.
(Seal) A. W. GLE kSON,
Halt's Catarrh Cure !s taken inrer
ually, and acts directly on the bV d
aud mucous surfacos of the system.
Sen i for t is Mm Mi fro j.
F. J. CHENEY & CO. Toledo, O.
Soid by all Dru. g ?>!;. 75 j.
Take Hall's Family Pihs for con
SHORT NEWS ITEMS
OP IiOCAIj INTEREST PICKED UP
HEBE AND THERE.
Recent Happenings in Town and
Country Boiled Town for
Poplar Springs School will open on
The eleotion passed off very quietly
all over the county.
Eive you seen the modern oooklng
wonder at M O Dantzler's store.
The farmers can control the ootton
market if they will only pull togeth
A bright lad can get aVary desirable
olace at the express offioe. Call on
Get a handsome set of ware worth
87 50 free. See M. 0. Dantzler's ad
v rtisement In this paper for partic
Gat jlo Greek campmeetlng will be
held September 27 to 30. Opening
service on Thursday morning at 11
Sims' Book Store has been made a
county depository for school bcokia by
tho State. So oaU there for your school
Read M. 0. Dantzler's advertise
ment in this paper and you will not
wonder why they havo suod crowds
You are cordially invited to attend
M. O Dantzler's exhibit any day tbis '
we6?. Come aud have a oup of coffee
add hot biscuits, if you Intend to buy
The members of the Paul McMieh
ael Chapter, U. D. C, are r* quested
to have the articles for the rummage
sale ready for tue commistee by the
flrnt of next week.
Ten-cents has b??n fixed as the
minimum price for cotton, anl every
P 'und or the staph ought to bring
that pr'ce, as the crop lb short, and
getting Hhorter 'vsr.v day.
Rev. J. E M hiffey will preach a
special sermon for the Woman's Mis
sionary Society at Limestone church
on next Sund&y morning at eleven
o'clook. All are invited to attend.
We regret to hear that the Rev. A.
B. Watson and his son George are
both quite sick with fever. We hope
that they will soon be up and about.
TheMajestio Mfg. Co, of St. Louis
Mo., have a man at M. 0 Dantzler's
store this week showing the Majestic
Range in actual ooeration, baking
and serving blEciits to the l? ge
If you want a washing machine
that is a washing machine call at the
Orangeburg Hardware Company and
get one that they arc selling. It will
do the washing of a big family in a
A11 the sohool hooka recently adopt
ed by the State can he had at Sims'
Book Store at the aame price that; they
can be had at the County Superinten
dent's office. So cull at the Book Store
when you want to buy or exchange
Under the regulation of the deposi
tory system no school books can be
sold on credit. So when you send your
ohildren to Sims' Book Store for books
next week send the money for them.
Parents will please remember this and
save themselves trouble.
The price of all school books adopt
ed by the State has the retail price
printed on them. No dealer has acy
right to charge more for them than
the price named on the book. If your
dealer won't furnish them to you at
that price, call a,t Sims'Book Stote
where they can be bought at the prices
fixed by law.
' AM AFFECTING 8CENS.
A LovorJGoeo Home to Die on Sweet
A dramatio scene ocoured Thursday
in New York on the French line pier
just before the steamer La Province
[eft for Havre. Among the passen
gers was Luigi Contanrini, aged thir
ty-four years, bound for his old home
in Italy to keep a suicide pact to die
on his sweetneart's grave.
Antonio Contanrini, brother of the
passenper oreated a scene and after
ward told his baOther's story. He said
that Lugi became bethrothed to Jose
phine Ballatini, a girl in his native
iown. Her psrcDl.n opposed the m-tch,
preferring a weltbier suitor, and Luigi
with his sweetheart's promise to keep
faith, came to thts '?ouu'y to iseek his
fortune. Hi r?ttb'.isbed himself in
Oklahoma, wh -v. .ue sosured a farm.
Then he v^rovo for J sepblnc to come,
but she rcrl" d ' he could nor,, that her
pnrents forbzda, that she intended to
?.??rarolt Fnioide, and thatBbe expected
Lu'gl to j tin be: in death. ,
Toe a* ' hai the girl had' carried
out hc=r purp? was received and Luigi
old, his property and started for Italy
.o kill himself on toe girl's grave. His
'?ci the: Antonio lives inPateruon, and
Lu gl went to him, told him the story,
iud bade hfm farewell. Entreaties
failed to swerve the man, and on the
pierAntonio made his final appeal
peal. He olung to his brother passion
ately, imploring him not to go. Lutgl
s::ook his head, Antonio then ha'f
dragged his brother to an open space
on the pier and fell on his knees.
He raised a crucifix aloft and re
newed his pleadings, Luigi ecu d not
be moved and finally turning bla baok
on Antonio, went on beard La. Pro
?inca. When the ship galled Luigi,
stood at the rail waiehlnp Antonio,
vbo hai again fallen on his knees,
and with outstretched arms was beck
oning to his brother.
Card ol Than kB.
We dedre to express to our neigh
bors an:i frljnrls our suic.re i'.vprccia
tlon of their o.any acts of kh.dncss
*ad ftycnpa':;!7 curini- the illncts and
daath of our daucht r Ruth.
Mb and Miis a C. Powers.
I r'eslro to rcrurn my slrco.'e thanks
to my friend:; for tie riro fupport
:;ivcn mo in t;;r- n cent primary,
Olin M. Dantzleb.
St. Matthews Sept. 6, 1906.