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VOL. XL. NO. 17. NEWBERRY,'S. 0., TUESDAY.. MARCH 1, 1904. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
THE BLOODY REGORD
IS STILL UPHELD
ANOTHER SHOOTING IN SA
C. M. Douglass Shot .And . Probably:
Mortally Wounded By Bunyon
Newz has been received in New
h-erry that C. M. Douglass was shot at
Saluda Court House late Saturday
night by Bunyon Gillion. The ball.
which was fired at close range. en-.
tered th,. right side and penetrated the
lower loeb of the liver. Inflicting very
probably a mortal wound. 'Both are
young white men, lived near Saluda
court house and married sisters.
It was reported from Saluda yester
day morning that the life of Douglass
was hanging by a thread. The shot
was nred at such close range, it was
stated. that Douglass' clothing was
sef on fire. The particulars learned
by yesterday noon were meagre, but,
it appeared that the wounded man had
some words in the afternoon of Sat
urday with Bunyon, Allen and Fate
Gillion, thee brothers. Report hid it
that all of them were drinking. Later
Douglass was carried home, but his
horse was left in town. When he
sobered up he came back to look for
the horse and then it was that the
three Gillion brothers learned of his
presence in town, and after looking
for him came upon him in front of
Clerk of Court Pitts' residence. Here
some words were passed, and just af
ter the arrival on the scene by acci
<ent of some outside parties Douglass
and Fate Gillion came to blows. Dis
penser McCarty ran in between them
and had just about separated them
when Bunyon Gillion ran up and plac
ing his pistol at Douglass's side, fired.
At the shot the wounded man fell and
later was carried to his home two
miles in the Country.
Two of the Gfllion boys have been
arrested but the whereabouts of Bun
you were not known yesterday morn
Bunyon Gilion Captured.
A report from Saluda late yesterday
afternoon stated that Bunyon Gillion
had been captured and lodged in jail
with his two brothers. Douglass was!
Saluda, February 9.-Sergeant Tom
Banks shot and instantly killed. Hill
Davis. one of the county chain gang
convicts. Saturday afternoon. Davis!
was making advances with a pick
when the fatal shot was fired. The in
quest held yesterday exonerated Ser
Warren Steals a Bottle of Cough
Medicine From Tillman's
During a debate in the United States
Senate on Thursday on an amendment
to the agricultural bill. while Senator
Bailey arid Senator Tillman were both
on their feet Senator Warren tiptoed
to Senator Tillman's side . and ab
stracted a bottle from the South Caro
lina Senat'.r's pocket. The bottle
containedl a colorless liquid, said to
be eye m-.:dicine. Senator \Varren re
moved th e c'rk. -melled the contents.
rep)lace d th co~rk and then unnoticed
by Se: atar Tilman. replaced the bot
Ie to. h lae: * <-et. The Senate
Senator Tillman referred to the in
cident of Senator Waren taking a bot
tle from his pocket and explained that
it contained only a throat gargle.
"If.- he said. "I had known that the
Senator wanted a drink I- would have
provided him with something stron
Explaining the incident. Senator
\arren said that everybody knew
that Senator Tillman neither "takes
"Don't go too far." interrupted Sena
t ,r Tillman. "I sometimes taste it,
but I don't get drunk execept at
banquets. and then I don't get sc
drunk that I have to be carted home."
ALMOST A LYNCHING.
Negro Who Killed A White Man At
Lake City Lvdged in the State
Carew Williams. a negro. who shot
and killed Thurston McGhee, a young
white man. at Lake City. on last
Thursday, very narrowly escaped be
ing lynched and on Friday was lodged
in the State penitentiary for safe-keep.
The trouble between the negro and
McGhee had its origin in a horse
trade, Williams drawing a revolver
and shooting McGhee twice.
A mob was quickly organized for
the purpose of lynching the negro,
but the negro was twice taken almost
from the mob's clutches by the shrieff,
and after having spent . the greater
part of two nights in swamps with his
prisoner, Sheriff C. J. Graham landed
the negro in the State penitentiary on
Friday afternoon. Had the mob ever
got possession of the negro, , there
seems to be no doubt that he would
have been lynched.
The Charleston Case With Whicb
Wieters Was Prominently Con
News and Courier. 28th.
In the case of the State against the
dispensary constables, charged witlh
assault and battery with intent to kill
upon Rudolph D. Wieters and Au
gust Wieters. Wm. Hoy was found
not guilty, and J. F. Bateman, J: H.
Grady. M. B. Gideon and J. A. May
were convicted of assault and battery
of a high and aggravated nature, with
recommendation to mercy, in the Ru
dolph Wieters case. and J. F. Bate
man and J. A. May. who were the only
ones charged with assault upon A.
W. Wieters, were both found guilty
of aggravated assault and battery.
with recommendation to mercy.
The verdict of guilty as to most ot
Ehe constables will hardly be a sur
prise. No testimony was offered by
the defense. Mr. Bellinger having
casually heard of the fact that the
sworn testimony of a dispensary con
stable w~as not generally accepted by
a Charleston jury, and that if there
u-ere any on the jury who could be so
impressed the improbabilities of the
statements of the witnesses for the
State would have equally as much
weight. "It is true," he said to the
jury. "that the evidence here is un
contradicted, but if each of these wit
nesses wvere to swear to you that one
o the constables was 17 feet high
good sense wou!d prevent your ac
cepting such a statement as true, even
had v-ou not seen the men and known
u., observation it wva- "fntrue. Sc
THE WAR SITUATION.
Japan No Longer Fears Russia On
Tokio. Feb. 28.-On account of Ad
miral Togo's sucesses at Port Arthur
the reopening of the sea to Japanese
merchantmen andl :he revival of ship
ping. the Japanese government does
not anticipate that it will have furth
er need f.r the auxiliary cruisers
America :\aru and Yawata Maru. and
ther will be disarmed and returned to
In preparing for the war Japan arm
ed a big fleet of fast auxiliary cruis
ers on account of the equality of na
val strength between the Russians and
Japanese. but it is believed that the
auxiliary cruisers are no longer need
ed. It is expected other auxiliary ves
sels will be disarmed and released.
"The Santiago Feat."
Naval officers comiaanded and
"Jackies" manned the nve steamers
that were stink at the entrance of
Port Arthur. Merchant sailors vol
unteered for the dangerous uneZertak
ing but their services were riot ac
cepted, as Admiral Togo decided to
entrust it to regulars. There were 10
officers and 67 sailors in the crews
and all volunteered for service. They
bade farwell to their comrades, ex
pecting to die under the nire of the
batteries of the enemy. The rescue
of the entire crews surprised even the
Japanse who expected that a majority
of the daring :.eamen would be killed.
Japan is singing praise o'f the vol
unteer crewvs who p)articipated in the
dangerous work. It is expected that
the emperor will publicly thank themi
and give them medals to commemo
rate the daring act
The repobrt says the sinking of the
steamners did tiot biock the har'bor
I Petersb' r:. . 'rar :7--The
CHURCH CONSECRATED AND
THE PASTOR INSTALLED.
Interesting and Appropriate Exercise
Beginning On Thursday Night
of Last Week.
Appropriate exercises comimenora-'
tive ,f the semi-centennial of the or
anization of the Lutheran church
of this city and the dedication of the
:irst cn-rci have been held during the
4a.- several davs. heginning with an
a.ldre:,s by Dr. George I. C:,)mer on
Thur:l,ay night and ending with a re
ceptioni at the parstinuage last even
ing. The hiandsone church building
which is now the home of the ctngre
gation. having been completed in 1898.
was coisecrated on Sunday miorning
and the present pastor. the Rev. W.
I.. Seabr4k. was installed on Sunday
night. The exercises have been a
source of much pleasure and profit
to the Lutherans of Newberry.
Through! the efforts of consecrated
Christians and devoted pastors the
OF THE REDEEMER.
Newherr chuirch has grown until it
is one of the leading chr.rches in the
Southern Synod. and it was but fitting
and proper that by these semi-centen
:ial exercises the labo'rs and the sac
rifices of those who have made poss.i
ble the progress which has been at
ta:ned in nifty years should be recall
ed and held uIp to the present memn
bers of! the congregation as an mn
spiration to renewed anid greater ef
f. rts for thle further advancement of
their church and of the cause of
Fifty Years Ago.
Te cibition~141 was or.;anized by
1'e . ''. ':.e-t ini the c* ert house
-.. y m. a. ad the cor2er
hre t b.:lding was laid
the congregation to the Church of the
New Church Building.
The first definit.e action toward the
erection of a new church building was
taken at a congregational meeting
held November 24. 1895. The con
gregation had grown to such propor
ti',ns that the old church was no long
er suitahle. It was felt that a new
house of worship was a necessity, and
REV. W. L. SEABROOK.
in humble reliance upon Divine guid
ance and help it was resolved to be
gin the enterprise. A lot on John
stone. Boundary and Wilson stre'ts
was chosen for a site and the work
of raising funds and making the neces
sary preparations for building went
actively forward. The corner-stone
was laid October 2o. 1896. The mem
bership had grown from 21 to 240
four of the charter members of the
organization being present to witness
the laying of the corner-stone of the
The membership of the church at
present is about 300. Tirere is a
prosperous Sunday School with a
large enrolment and a number of so
cieties which are all doing a good
The present pastor of the church
is the Rev. W. L. Seabrook, who took
charge in January. 1902. having suc
ceeded the Rev. M. G. G. Scherer. who
resigned t- take charge of the 1.uth
ran Seminary at Mt. Pleasant. Char
leston. The church has grown and is
growing under Rev. Mr. Seabrook's
pastoral care. and has a bright future
The New Parsonage.
Since Rev Mr. Seabrook took
charge of the church a handsome par
sonage has been erected. having been
cmpleted within the past two
onths. It is a modern residence and
has already become the home in which
the religious life of the congregation
The Various Pastors.
The irst pastor of the Lttheran
cngregation was the Rev. T. S. Boin
st. 1853-56. The roll of pastors since
s a:. follows: Rev. WVm. Berly, Rev.
. Stork. D. D.. and Rev. A. J. Brown,
. D.. LI.. D.. 1859-61: Rev. J. P.
Smeltzer, D. D., t86t-68: Rev. J. Haw
inis. D. D., 1869-70; Rev. H. S. Win
ard. D. D.. 1871-72; Rev. H. WV.
Kuhns. D. D.,187.2-78: Rev. S. P.
Huges, 1878-SI; Rev. 3. Steck. D. D.,
T882-84; Rev. A. B. McMackin. 183
7; Rev. WV. C. Schaeffer, D. D., 1887
92: Rev. 3. B. Fox. Ph. D., 1893-99;
Rev. M. G. G. Scherer. D. D.. 1899
11o0. The present pastor. the Rev. WV.
L ebr ok took charge in January