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BIG R. R. TRUST OVERTHROWN.
Final Decision By the United States
Supreme Court Against the Northern
Washington. Mlarch it'.-In the
United States Supreme Court, on
Monday an (pinion was delivered
in the merger case of the Northern
Securities Company versus the
United States in favor (f the gov
ernment's contention that the mer
ger was illegal. The opinion uif the
court was handed down by Justice
Harlan. and it upheld the decree of
the Circuit Court for the district
of Minnestota in every particular.
Four of the Justices dissented from
the five constituting the majority.
The division in the Court was due
to a difference of opinion as to the
right of Federal control of state
corporations. The majority opin
ion preceeded on the theory that
Congress has a right under the con
stitution to control inter-state com
merce, no matter by whom conduci
ed, while the minority or dissent
ing opinoion was based on the the
ory that in the present case the
effort is to regulate the ownership
of railroad stocks by state corpora
tions, and that such ownership is
not inter-state traffic.
The case decided to-day was
brought by the United States
against the Northern Securities
Company. a corporation of New
Jersey; the Great Northern Rail
way Company, a corporation of
Minnesota; the Northern Pacific
Railway Company. a corporation
of Wisconsin; Jas J. Hill, a citizen
of Minnesota; William P. Clough.
D. Willis James, John S. Kennedy,
J. Pierpont Morgan, Robert Bacon,
George Baker and Daniel Lamont.
citizens of New York.
Its general object was to enforce,
as against the defendants. the pro
visions of the statute of July 2,
i8go, commonly known as the Anti
Trust Act, and entitled "An Act to
protect trade and commerce against
unlawful restraint and monopolies."
Justice Harlan practically indi
cated the decision of the Court in
the first sentence of the opinion
proper. In that sentence he said:
'"In our judgement the evidence
fully sustains the material illega
tions of the bill, and shows a vio
lation of the Act of Congress, in so
far as it declares illegal every com
bination or conspiracy in restraint
of commerce among the several
States and with foreign nations,
and forbids attempts to monopolize
GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More of Less Interest Con
densed Outside the State.
A negro boy was lynched, near
McHenry, Mliss., on Sunday night.
for attempted nmrder.
Forty thousands acres recently
sold in~ Taylor county. Fia.. for
S240,ooo are to be entirely denuded
In the national house of rep)re
sentatives on Wednesday Hon.
Wvatt Aiken advocated an in
crease in the salary of rural car
riers to S900..
The 297th anniversary of the first
permanent settlement of English
speaking people on American soil.
which occurred on the James river
in 1607, will be celebrated in \Vir
ginia on May 13th.
The cruiser Montgomery ran
aground on a Florida beach on
Sunday night. but was floated on
Monday and an examination re
vealed "that no damage had been
done. The accident was dueW to the
fact of a dense fog. -
V. E. Mc8ee, receiver of tne
Atlantic and North Carolina rail
roadI has b)eeni arrestedl in Raleigh.
N. C.. charged with conspiracy
against the State. McB3ee was
releasedl onl a bond in the sum or
The special commission named
by local insurance companies to
investigate the cause of the Balti
more fire have reached the conclus
ion that the fire must have been
caused by a lighted cigarette or ci
gar being thrown in a cellar.
A great deal of excitement was
caused in the Akmerican theatre. in
Newv York, on Monday night. by
wvhat appears to have been the delib
erate attempt to shoot an actor. A\s
soon as the shot was fired two men
ran out of their box and disap
Several persons were killed and
a number injured in Chicago. on
Tuesday. by an explosion of toy
pistol caps in a building occupied
by a novelty toy comnany. ( )ne hun
dred people were at 'work in the
building at the time.- The build
ing. c-aught fire immiicIately after
Sheriti .\!eClellan. f \\'are
C itV. ( iL.. and Attinlery (rawley.
f tle \Vavcro'Ss. ( ;a.. har. are ill
licteI-d ,n th charge uf selling ne
gr'oes tobe held in pconage. Ar
grumneits were subigitted in the L.
S. district ctourt in Savannah. on
Monday. upon tite coiistittitionality
of the federal acts against peonage.
The decision of the court was that
the Act was con.,itutional and the
cases were ordered to be tried.
One hundred members of the
Citizens' Alliance. of Telluride.
Colo., on Tuesday. after a meeting.
armed with rifles and revolvers.
scoured the town and took into cus
tody between seventy and eighty
members of the miners' unions and
the union sympathizers. The mei
were herded in a vacant store until
all those desired had been captur
ed, when they were marched to
the depot and placed on the cars
and sent out of the town.
I SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More of Less Interest Con
densed in the State.
Abbeville has let the contract for
putting in a system of sewerage.
The price to be paid is $19260.
In the municipal primary held in
Columbia on Tuesday T. Hasell
Gibbes. cashier of the Bank of Co
lumbia, was elected mayor.
Senator Latimer made a good
roads address before the New York
and Chicago Road association. in
Erie. Pa.. on WVednesday.
Fire at the Eureka cotton mills,
in Chester, on Tuesday. destroyed
ten houses of operatives. entailing
a loss of about $4,ooo.
Two men were arrested in Char
leston on Wednesday charged with
being implicated in the safe ,crack
ing and robbery at Mullins last
Twelve schools in Laurens coun
ty have already raised the necessary
amount to avail themselves of the
opportunity offered by the recent
Aull Library Act.
Mr. C. D. Barksdale. a member
of the Laurens bar, has been ap
pointed assistant to Col. E. J.
Watson. the new commissioner of
Bethune was visited by a small
cvclone at an early hour on Mon
(ay morning which ldid consider
able damage. destroying entirely
the presbyterian church. a hand
some new building. andl destroying
a barn about a mile out of town
and killing the stock within..
G overnor Hey cwardl has p)ardon
ed thiree negroes convictedl of mur
der in Florence county andl serv'
ing a life sentence in the peniten
tiarv. It had been discovered that
the'man who actually did the kill
ingo had (lied in the penitentiary, as
had two others, six men being sent
tp for life for the crime.
DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FROM SOUTH.
A Member of Congress Says Be Would Not
Lose a Single Electoral Vote to the
Thie national house of represen
tatives on Mlonday apl)Iauded1 a po
itcleogy of ex-President Cleve
landl by Alr. Patterson iTenn. ) and
a mnienlt later an eulogy of the late,
President 'lcKinily also by Mlt.
Patterstt. P~1reiden lt t'leveland. he
I o litial other adlvice frm the
tith and President \!eKinley had
done" much to heal the breach be
twee the north and south.
"Althoug'h IPresident Cleveland
imake mistakes," declaredl Mr. Pat
terson. "he certainly did not make
them against the interests of the
south and whatever mistakes he
madle were like specks upon the sun
as compared to his great character.
his true Americanism and his un
The blight of the 1-;th amiend
met to the constitutioni had revers
ed the previouts great record of the
south )i odutcting presidlents, bt
3r. I attersonl expressedl the belief
that a Democratic nomi,nee from
electoral vote to the party. in this
connection he mentioned as possi
ble candidates John ( . Carlisle.
Representative \Williams. the mi
norv fo(~r leader and Senator
P)ailv (f TexaZ. The latter tw
naics were applalded.
WILL THEY DICTATE LEGISLATION?
Rural Mail Carriers Telegraph Congress
men to Increase Their Salaries.
nacker Rep.) f InIana read a
letter from F. -. Cunningha.
president of the National Carriers
association. urging rural free de
livery carriers to telegraph immed
iatelv to their members of congress
to vote to increase the salaries of
rural free delivery carriers.
Mr. Crumpacker said he believed
this a fulfillment of the prophecy of
ex-Representatiye Loud that the
carriers would organize a great po
litical machine and dictate to con
Mr. Maddox (Dem.) of Georgia
wanted to know if the civil service
regulation did not prohibit inter
fering in legislation.
Mr. Crumpacker remarked that
his purpose was to advise the prop
Mr. 'Maddox declared hotly that
he had received a number of such
T-re-ny-ve vars practical ex
i d the fact tht: we do
e Jargest business in Seeds in the
Soithern States, enables us to
sup ply every requirement in
SARDEN AND FARM SEEDS
to the very best advantage, both
as regards quality and price.
Truckers and Farmers
requiring large quantities of Seeds
are requested to write for special
prices. If you have not received
a copy of WOOD'S SEED BOOK
for 1904, write forit. There Is not
another publication anywhere
that approaches it In the useful
and practical Information that
it gives to Southern farmers
weWs Sed Book win be man free
sn request. Write to.day
de ot day.
T.W. Wood& Sons, Sedsinen,
EIUUaONI, - VItitlA.
"A True Bill."
A Fine Line of Fruits: Apples, Or
anges, Bananas, Lemons, &c. A nice
line of Canned Goods and Staple Gro
ceries. Finest Cheese in the city 15c.
the pound. Standard Granulated Sugar
at 5c. We buy and sell lots of produce.
See us. Will treat you right.
Counts & Dickert,
Elberta Peach Trees,
Barred Plymiout:h Rocks.
Red Raspberry Plants.
Eggs for hatching a specialty. All
inniries promptly answered. Write
GECJ. F. MONTGOMERY,
Washington, Orson. N'bruoka,
Nevada, Idaho, Wyommng, Cole
rado, Utah, New Mexico, and
Arizona..... .. ..-..
Tickets on sale from Sept. 15to Nov. 20.
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offers choice of routes. Free Reclin
ing Chair Care. No transfers. Fast
time. Double track.
For full mnformation, Circulars, Rates
and Tickets apply to
FRED D MILLER,
Trav. Pass. Agt., Ill. Central R. R.,
A tlanta Ga.
stk 14 l il ~
rg ai z df. 1396.
Capu)li - - - $50,000
Surp -- - - 19,500
Paid Stockho ders
s::e organization 2 ,000
Paid Depositors in
me,nt since or
ganization - - $9,200
A min w..rk,!s t. 'h-. #Jsy is paid
for its- ir.. j-1 . I , h. %&work, but
w1jt tiNi a, -., - K .oilur for his
116a%* tIN-r .1 %4. k.. f..r hiw nightfi,
a., wo-i ak, i.ver 14%. - ff on ac
coutst o bd %..h r:- r ad uever gets
sick, but gt- ' .g%..n eTaPrnLig him
an inclor. is'- m wie,- t1ting to work
for av.i ey, tti i,'- mucb iicer to
bav-- n..ne- workit v -or % on. Try
lt--,--. m shviiigs aeciut with ns
atid gpt tome mo)t-v working for you.
it adP<,cs;t U tho Savings de
parruta-r today antd let it begin to
work for ),il. I:-ters.r coniputed at
4 p-r ent Janiiiry I and July 1 of
Small Savings are the Stepping
Stones to success and plenty
$1.00 a month deposited in our
Will in 10 years amount to $ 146 00
$5.00 will in 10 years
amount to - - - - $ 730 00
$10.00 will in' 10 years
amount to - - - -$I460 00
We want your business.
Have ample facilities to
accommodate our cus
The Commercial Bank
of Newberry, S. 0,
15 and 20 cents
New Stock table
Best Oat Meal
12 1-2c to lOc
S. B. JONES.
MONEY TO LOAN
On Easy Terms
For Long Periods.
A few more Shares of the first series
lloe LoE.i Edi Trt Co.
bsecured. A pply to
-Sec'y and Treas.,
SHAPE OR STYLE.
Reniniber I am at the same
stand an-1 in always readv to serve
you with the very best of Jewelry,
Watches. T-)ilt Articles and every
thing to be found in a First Class
My business in Optical Goods has
greatly increased also, showing my
knowledge and ability in fitting
Spectacles and Glasses.
New Sterling Silver just received;
new ideas and new goods, also
quadrople plated goods, Whiting
Mfg. Co's, Derly Silver Co., Bene
dict & Rodgers.
Yours for a prosperous new year,
J. GUY DANIELS.
16 Ounces I Pollli
ask us how many
ounces there are in the
pound weight we use
in our drug store.
Some seem to think
that we only give 12
ounces in one pound.
We want to assure
everybody that when
ever they buy drugs at
Mayes' Drug Store
they will always get 16
ounces to the pound,
no matter whether it is
a pound of pure Cream
Tartar, Epsom Salts,
or any drug or chemi
Hayes Drugl St0oe
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