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FIRST SIMERIGS OF
COHTY POLITIGIL POT
(Continued From Page i)
The rules of the party provide that
no candidate for office shall hold the
position of county chairman. Mr.
Goggans being in the race to succeed
himself, the election of a new co-imty
.hairman will be necessary.
The Sheriffs Race.
Sheriff M. M. Buford, who has
served for two terms as sheriff, will
be in the race to succeed himself. No
definite opposition to Sheriff Buford
has been developed so far., although
several names have been mentioned
in this connection.
Superintendent of Education.
County Superintendent of Educa
tion,Eugene S. Werts will seek to suc
ceed himself in the superintendent of
education's office. As stated above,
Maj. F. W. .Higgins has been men
tioned for this position, but no opposi
tion to Mr. Werts has been definitely
Treasurer and Auditor.
Treasurer John L. Epps and Audi-,'
tor W. W. Cromer will seek reelec
tion to their present positions. Treas
urer Epps has served two terms in hi
nzresent office. Auditor Cromer -lied
ont th- znexpired term of his larrent
ed father. Mr. W. C. Cromer. and has
served one full term in addition.
No opposition to these two gentle
men has yet been rumored.
The present encumbent of the s,'
pervisor's office. Mt. John M. Schun
pert, has not been seen as .i his in
tentions in connection with the cam
paign this summer and it is not
known whether or not he will seek re-'
election. Mr. W. A. Hill has been
frequently mentionel as a probable
candidate for this position. as have
also Messrs. J. Moriroe Wicker, J. Y.
Floyd, and Benjamin Halfacre. It is
-ery probable that one or more of
these gentlemen will be. in the race.
The Master's Office. I
Mastcr H. H. Rikard, who has serv
ed the people of Newberry county
very acceptably for one term, will
seek re-election to his present posi
tion. Mr. Rikard has made a definite
statement to this effect to a represen
tative of The Herald and News.:
Among those mentioned as probable
opponents of Master Rikard are
Messrs. W. D. Hardy and J. W. D.
Johnson, though a representative of!
The Herald and News has not been
able to see either of these gentlemen
and neither of them has made a defi
It is very probable that Mr. G. Sam
Moore will seek re-election as sub
supervisor, and that Mr. W. H.
Wendt will again be in the race. Mr.
J. S. McCarley has also been men
tioned in connection with this race.
Opposition to Mr. Sease.
Solicitor Thos. S. Sease, of this,
the seventh judicial circuit, will be
opposed for re-election by Represen
tative Cooper, of Laurens.
Those mentioned above, of course,
are not all the probable candidates..
Others ha-ve been mentioned and
others very probably will be in the
various races. It is too early-yet to
make any definite predictions. but it
wvil be seen that the discussion has
already begun and it will.
already begun and it will not be long:
before politics will have the right of
GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Outside the State.
By the will of the late Senator Han
na an estate valued at about $3,000,000
is left to his family. There are no
charitable bequests. -' >
The birthday of George WVashing
was generally observed' throughout
the country on Monday. ~President
and Mrs. Roosevelt each planted a
tree on the White House grou:nds.
There cars on a passenger train
were d-railed near Del Rio, Tenn., on
Tuesday and rolled down an embank-:
ment into Pigeon River. Several per
sons were injured, but no one, ..was
In a pitched battle near Madison
vile. Tex., between whites and blacks.!
a prominent young white man was
killed and several other whites were
injured. One of the negroes involv
ed has been captured and the coun.
tr is b;einored for the ethers.
Co me where
A WAR STORY.
rhe Confederate States vs. -Award
Cooper, Deserter-The Great
Heart of Lee.
General C. A. Battle in Augusta
During the winter of 1862-63, it was
ny lort-une to be president of one of
the courts martial of the army of
orthern Virginia. One bleak De
ember morning. while the snow cov
I.ed the ground and the winds howl
Ed around our camp, I left my bivouac
ire to attend the session of the court.
4inding for. miles along uncertain
Paths I a: 'ength arrived at the court
tround. at Round Oak church.
Day after day it had been our duty
o try the gallant soldiers of that
,rmy charged with violation of mili
tary laws, but never had I, on any;
previous occasion been greeted by
uch anxious spectators as -on that
morning awaited the opening of the
Case after case was disposed of, andi
it length the case of the "Confederate
States vs. Edward Cooper" was called.
He was charged with desertion.
A low murmur arose spontaneously
rom the battle-scarred spectators as
young artilleryman arose from the
prisoners' bench. and in response to
:he question: "Guilty or not guilty?"
mnswered: "Not guilty." The judge
tdvocate was proceeding to open the
>rosecution. when the court observ-1
ing that the prisoner was unattended
by counsel interposed and inquired of
"Who is your counsel?"
He replied: "I have no counsel."
Supposing that it was his purpose
to represent himself before the court,
he judge ;.dvocate was instructed to
proceed. Evcy charge and specifi
cation against the prisoner was sus
tained. The prisoner was then told to
introduce his witnesses.
He replied: "I have no witnesses."
Astonished at the calmness with
which he seemed to be submitting to
what he regarded as inevitable fate.
[ said to him:
"Have vou no defense? Is it pos
ible that you abandoned yQur com
ades and deserted y' ur colors in the
resence of the enemy without any
He replied: "There was a reason.
ut it will not avail me before a mili
"Perhaps you are mistaken. You
re charged with the highest crime
nown to military law; and it is your
dty to make known the causes that
nfluenced your actions."
For the first time his manly form
rembled. and his blue eves swam in
ears. Approaching the president of
he court. he presented a leter. saying
s he did so: "There, colonel, is what
I opened the letter and in a moment
my eyes tilled with tears. It was pass
d fronm one io the other of the court.
L'ntil all had seen it. and those stern
arriors, who had pat:ed with Stone
all Jackscon through a hundred bat
es. w4t like childre.
As soon as I su:'mciently recovered
n' se!!-possession,i I read the letter
s the prisoner's defense it was in
-0.Iv Dear Edward: J hive always
een proud of you and since your con
ection with the Confederate army,
: have been prouder of you than ever
efore. I would not have you do any
big wrong for tie .-. ri: bu.t be
fore God. Edward unless you come
lom:e, we must die. Last night I was
roused by little Eddie crying. I*
alled and said: 'What's the matter.
ddie 'and he said: 'Oh. mamma. I
-\::d! L:cy-Edward. yoiur darling
Lev--he never complains, but she
you can get
home we must all die."
(Signed) "Your Mary."
Turnning to the prisoner, I asked:
"What did you do when you re
ceived this letter?"
"I made application for a furlough,
and it was rejected; again I made ap
plication, and it was rejected; athird
time I made application, and .it was
rejected and that night. as I wandered
backward and forward in the camp I
thinking of my home. with the mild
eyes of Lucy looking up to me, and
the burning words of Mary sinking
in nv brain. I was no longer the Coh
federate soldier. but I was the father
of T.u,y and ,he husband of Mary.
and I would have passed those lines if
every gin in the battery had fired up
on me. I went to my home. Mary
ran out to meet me; her angel arms
embraced me, and she whispered:
"Oh, Edward. I am so happy, I am
glad you got your furlough; she must
have felt me shudder for she turned
pale as death. and catching her breath
at every word she said:
" 'Have you come home without!
furlough? Oh. Edward go back, go
back! Let me and my children go
down to the. grave, but oh, for Hea
ven's sake save the honor of our
"And here I am. gentlemen-not
brought here by military power, but
in obedience to the command of Mary,
to abide the sentence of your court."
Every officer of that court martial
,felt the force of the prisoner's words.
Before them stood in beatific vision,
an eloquent pleader for a husband and
father's wrongs but they had been
trained by their great leader, Robert
E. Lee, to tread. the path of,duty,
though the lightning's flash scorch
ed the ground beneath their feet and
each in his turn pronunced the ver
Fortunately for humanity-fortu
nately for the Confederacy-the pro
ceedings of the court were reviewed
by the commanding gener'al and upon
the record was written:
"Headquarters Army Northern Vir
ginia-The finding of the court is ap
proved. The prisoner is pardoned and
will report to his command."
(Signed) "Robt. E. Lee, General."
During a subsequent battle when
sho' and shell were falling like tor
rents my attention was directid to
the fact that one of o'ur batteries was
being silenced by the enemy. WXhen
I reached the battery, every gun had
been dismounted but one and by it
stood Edward Cooper, blood stream
ing from his side. I;e called to say:
~tell me. have I saved the honor of*
Mary and Lucy?" and he once more
sent a shell through the enemy's
ranks and Edward Cooper. the hero,
sank to the ground by his gun, dead.
While these men who thought they'
were doing their duty as the men who
should pass upon the deserter a sen
tence of death. the great heart of Lee
felt for the condemned man and par
doned him and he proved a good sol
And thus thousands stood to duty
who never got to their loved ones. but
filled a soldier's grave-The C. S.
blanket their winding sheet-far from
their loved ones. And those who are
living are fast passing over to rest
under the shade of the tree of life.
By a vote of 42 to 33 the lower
house of the Mississisippi legislature
defeated a resolutioxr to invite former
President Cleveland to address that
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NOTICE. Mrs. Wilson, the mther of a promi
Pursuant to an Order of His Honor, nent planter at Horiea Path, was so
D. A. Townsend, Presiding Judge, ser"ously burned on Wednesdgy af
dated February gth. 1904, appointing ternoon that she will not recover.
mi as. Referee to take testimony and The Southern's passenger train from
report saine on the first day of next Edgefield to Trenton was wrecked
Court in reference to the matters set near Trenton on Wednesday even
out in Paragraph IV of the present- ing, caused by an open switch on the
mex1t- of the Grand Jury as to "puni- sidetrack. Capt. Sam N. Rice, the
tive measurers of an excessive na- conductor, was badly injured about
ture" being practiced by those in the head. Several trainmen were n
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tetimony in said matter at my office
on Lawv Range. Newberry, S. C.. on
Wednesday, March 9th. 1904. at II
oclock a. in.. and from day to clay
All proswohave any interest A Tu il
in. said matter. either as witnesses or AFn ieo ris pls r
accused are hereby notified to be on ns,Baa,Leo,&cAni
FRED H. DOMINICK, thpon.SaddGru]e4ga
Newberry, S. C.. Referee.atc.Wbuanselosofpdc.
Feb. 25, 1904-Seu.Wl ra o ih
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, Cons& D kr,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY, M i tet
In COMMON PLEAS.
John Herbert, Plaintiff, SAEO OT AOIA
againstCONY O NEBRY
Henry Herbert, Defendant. I OMNPES
BY VIRTUE OF AN ORDER OF HamnV.Brir,Pitf,
the Court herein, I will sell at pub-agis
liec outcry, at Newvberry Court House, X.D.odo,efnat
S. C., on the First M .nday in March,
A. D. 1904, all that tract, piece or par-BYVRU OFA RERF
cel of land lying and being situate in thCorheinIwllslatpb
the County' of Newberry, State oflioucyatNberCut os,
South Carolin , containing three acresS.C,othFisMndynM c,
more or less, and bounded by -lands of A ~ 94 l httat ic rpr
Geo. Herbert, Caroline Jefferson, Wil- clo adcnann n ude
son Herbert, et al.'n ihen(i)ars oeo
Terms of Sale: One-half cash andlesstaeisidCuyanSae
the balance on a credit of one yearabunie ndo-hlmis
from the day of sale, the credit por-fm Nebry CutHs,
tion to be secured by the bond of the adbuddb ad fJh
purchaser and a mortgage of the A ue,ett fM .Gr
premises sold, and to bear interest atdo,FacsMGanJs.LKet
the rate of eight per cent, per annum,adM.CCadel
or all or any part of said credit por-TemofSl:O-tidcsan
tion may be paid it cash at the op.-thbanconareiofneyr
tion of the purchaser. Pu:rchaser tofrmtedyosa,thceito
pay for papers.tintbescrdbthbodfte
H. H. RIKARD, Master.puhaeanamotgefte
Master's Office, Feb. 15, 1904. peie od n oba ne'ta
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