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VOL. XL. NO. 91. NEWBERRY,83 C.. FRIDAY. APRIL 1. 1904 TWCE A W-EEK. $1.50 A YEAR
THE WAR SITUATION
IN THE FAR EAST
RUSSIANS DEFEATED IN LAND
ENGAGEMENT IN COREA.
Japanese Partially Succeed in Block
ing Port Arthur- Other
A dispatch from St. Petersburg
gives information of the first land
battle in Corea as follows:
The emperor has received a dis
patch from Gen. Kuropatkin giving
a long report from Gen. Mishtchenko.
dated at io p. m.. March 28. which
says that an important engagement
took place near the town of Chong
Ju. in which the Russians were defeat
The Japanese suffered heavily, but
the Russian losses are not stated.
Cavalry and infantry on both sides
were engaged. The Russians occu
pied a commanding position.
The Japanese fought gallantly, but
owing to their heavy losses, were un
able to occupy the position abandoned
by the Russians.
Bottling Up Port Arthur.
Washington, March 30.-Informa
tion has been received here from
Tokio under date of March 30 to this
"The Japanese fleet have been suc
cessful in attempting par:ially to
close the channel of Port Arthur.
Four Japanese merchant vessels es
corted by 12 destroyers and 6 first
class torpedo boats arrived at - a.
m.. March 27.
"The Japanese merchant vessels
successfully entered the channel in
side the light- house. Two were de
stroyed. s%nk by Russian destroyers.
two of them by their own explosives.
Loss in killed, two officers, two men.
Loss in . wounded, one officer, eight
men. No casualties to Japanese tor
pedo- vessels. Very small gap in
St. Petersburg, March 30.-The
Novoe Vreyma, the leading Russian
newspaper, today execpted a face
about, strongly supporting the idea
of a Russo-British understandirig, in
an editorial entitled "The Blindness
oi England," in which the paper ar
gues that the success of Japan
would be more injurious to Great
Britain than to any other European
nation, and points to the United
Staes as the common rival of both. It
describes Japan as "America's sharp
NURSERY OF CHURCH.
Inter-Denonfinational Sunday School
Convention to Be Held in
Columbia May *-4.
Editor Herald and News:--Iindly
allow me, through your columns, to
announce to the Sunday School work
ers of South Carolina that the twenty
seventh annual State Sunday School
convention (interdenominational) will
be held May 2-4, in the Washington
Street Methodist church, of Columbia,
South Carolina. The programme will
be published soon and will be an at
tractive one. A number of distin
guished and scholarly experts have
been inv'ited to address the associa
tion, and several have accepted. This
occasion promises to be one of rare
pleasure and interest to all who are
engaged in Sunday School work, and
every wide-awake and consecrated
pastor, superintendent and teacher
shou~ld av'ail himself of this oppor
* tunity to hear discussed the best
mnethoids as they relate to the im
prov-ement of this branch of church
service and in every way get into bet
ter touch and closer fellowship with
the organized Sunday School move
memi. which has been so great a fac
tor in the pr ore-' of. all the Sunday
Schools1 in America..
I call upon pastors and superinten
dent. to extend this notice by
bringing it early to the attention of~
may be a creditabe attenuance at
this convention of representative
men and women who are actively en
gaged in the w4ork. The Rev. B. W.
Spillman. (if North Carolina. who is
recqgnied everywhere as u1ne ot the
brightest and ablist Sunday School
experts of this country. will be with
us all through the convention.
The railroads will. grant usual
reduced fares. and the good people of
the capital city will entertain with
their accust'omed hospitality.
Those desiring to attend will
please notify Mr. F. H. Hyatt, chair
man entertainment committee.
Other pipers throughont the state
will please publish this announcement.
W. E. Pelham,
Chairman Executive State Commit
Newberry, S. C., March 31.
BACHMAN CHAPEL LETTER.
News of the Churches-The Political
Slighs. March 31.-Miss Mary Lou
Norris closed her school at Jolly
Street on last Friday.
The patrons of Union Academy will
meet on Thursday afternoon at 4
o'clock to decide how much longer to
continue the school.
The Rev. J. A. Sligh will meet with
the Jolly Street Sunday School on
next Sunday afternoon at three
o'clock to give the school a talk on
"The Resurrection of Christ."
There will be communion services.
with the Easter sermon. at Colony
church on next Sunday.
There will also be communion at
St. Pauls. It is a pity that all these
good sermons will come on the same
day. I would like to hear them all.
Mrs. B. B. Rikard is quite sick with
The recent cool spell has put some
what of a stay on planting corn. A
good deal of upland has already been
Did you say there wasn't going to
be much interest in the candidates
manifested by the farmers this year,
that they were too busy making 12
cents cotton. You never made a
greater mistake. Cotton may go to
40 cents a pound if it please, but it
will never stop the farmers from
blowing their political horn. The
cloud is already rising and the politi
cal bee is begining to buzz. I struck
up with three or fodr men the other
day who were humming the legisla
tive song, and they all said Aull. How
do you like this, Mr. Editor? '
I am proud of the primary system.
It makes the aristocrats come 6ut and
wallow in the dirt with the clodhop
per. It makes the high-minded office
seeker humble himself as God has
commanded him to do, for it is only
those who - humble themselves who
can be exalted, and he that exalteth
himself shall be abased.
I heartily endorse the movement of
the farmers in their effort to build
an oil mill and hope that each farmer
will subscribe liberally as he may feel
able, and that the enterprise will
prove a success. An enterprise of this
kind will be very beneficial in pro
tecting us against trusts and all com
binations of men which may se2k to
impose upon us by lowering the price
of our seed or raising the price of
hulls and meal. Competition in such
things is what we need, and to keep
them out of the hands of combines.
I thank those at the head of this
movement for the honor they con
ferred upon me in naming me as one
of their agents to solicit subscriptions
in my township. but owing to the
pressure of farm wvork I wil! have to
decline. and wvould suggest the name
.f my friend, the Rev. J. A. Sligh,
who hta, :wars been activc in sucht
I am gladau t . learni thait lliss Hei se
Enl . La, be.n on the sick li5:
for several weeks, is improving.
\lr. and 31rs. J. M. Taylor of Stony
Dattery. visited their son, Mr. R. N.
Talor l,a Sunday I wvould have
liked to ask John hw 1i.' chickensi
were getting along, but he rushed off
without giving me time. Whether or
not I tam able to co)me doawn, I want
you t( raise plenty of nice fat chick
lens. .ld friend. This is candidates'
vear, yon know.
.Mr. N. J. Galliman visited his uncle.
.Mr. Thos. W. Gallman. near Prosper
itv. on last Saturday night.
Union Academy has been made a
general voting precinct. and all those
who lesire their registration certifi
cates changed will please notify me.
What are our candidates waiting
for? Somebody's got to break the
ice. It seems to me that if I were
going to pop the question I would let
her fly. Come right along, boys; it
won't cost you any more: and let us
country crackers begin to make up
T. J. W.
Bonds Voted to Erect New School
Prosperity, March 31.-The school
election to vote bonds for building
a new school house passed off very
quietly on Tuesday. There was not
a full vote of the district, as the mat
ter had been practically settled more
than two months ago. Only 5 votes
were polled against the bond issuc.
and the bonds were voted.
Mr. James Lester. father of our
townsman. Mr. A. M. Lester. died at
his home in No. 9 township last Sun
day, in his 82nd year. The end came
.ery suddenly in the early afternoon
after he had eaten dinner, as usual: he
was apparently in his good accus
omed health. A little more than a
month ago his wife died in her goth
Passion week services are being
held each evening this week at Grace
Evangelical Lutheran church. The
pastor is being assisted by the other
ministers in town, the Revs. McKain,
Derrick and Boyd.
The Maccedonia school, taught by
Miss Rubie Holloway, closed with air
entertainment and picnic on last Sat
urday. The community was evidently
there and showed by marked atten
tion a high appreciation of the exer
cises. Miss Holloway has had a very
successful session and there are in
lications that she has the sympathy
and moral support of her patronage.
She has already been offered the
chool for the next term.
Mr. Andrew Kinard, one of the old
est members of Grace Lutheran
church has presented his church with
an altar and the presentation was
made at the morning service last Sun
day by the pastor.
Mrs. S. C. Barre gradually becomes
worse and is now critically ill. Her
relatives and many friends here are
orrowfully waiting, fearful of what
he next report may bring.
The millinery openings here last
week and this week have given a dis
play of the beauties of the millinery
art that is tempting and rare.
Miss Ione Caldwell, of this coun:.y,
visited Mrs. E. DeWalt this week.
Mr. L. Sloan has gone on a business
trip to Union.
Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Hunter. of ,New
berry, spent yesterday with friends
When Senator "Joe" Blackburn
went into the office of a celebrated
lawyer of Kentucky to study law he
was surprised by the absence of a li
"Where's the library?" he asked.
"Now. Joe. if you want to study
law don't begin to ask questions." the
od lawyer told him. "There is not
any library. You see that book.
That's the statntes of; Kentucky. and
it's all the~ library~ any- lawyer need -.
I)ntgtalibrary if yv w~ant to he
c :me a lawyecr: it will unly wvorry~
"'ve yionnd that advice wvas the her.t
SENATOR FROM KANSAS
CONYICTED OF BRIBERY
J. R. BURTON. SENIOR U. S. SEN
ATOR FROM KANSAS.
Charge is Accepting Money for Re
presenting Client B:fore P.
Joseph Ralpt Burton. senior United
States senator from Kansas. was con
victed by a jury in the United States
district court at St. Louis of having
accepted compensation to protect the
interests of the Rialto Grain and Se
curities company of St. Louis before
the postoffice department. The jury
deliberated 41 hours. A motion for a
new trial was immediately filed by
the counsel for the senator. Judge
Adams thereupon ordered that Sena
tor Burton appear in court either in
person or by proxy from day to day,
until the court has heard the argu-1
ments for a new trial.
For a time there threatened to be
a disagreement in the jury, The juryl
was brought before Judge Adams
who asked the cause for the long de
lay. He was told that eleven jurors
had agreed but the twelfth stood
The court admonished the lone
juror that the expense of a new trial
should not be incurred because of
failing to agree with the majority of
the jurors. A precedent was quoted
showing that the majority of the'
jurors should decide the case before
them and a verdict be rendered ac-!
cordingly. The jury was then told to
go back and poll its vote once more.
Soon afterwards the jury reported,
bringing in a verdict, but Judge
Adams found that the third count in
the indictment had not been consider
ed, and again he sent the jpry back to
consider the case. without'having an
nounced the verdict returned.
The third time the jury entered the,
court room the result of its delibera-1
tions was announced, and United
States Senator Burton stood convict
ed on the charge brought against
him in the indictment.
Senator Burton looked the 'jurors
in the face as they entered. When
Judge Adams found that the jury had
made no disposition of count three,
the foreman said the jury had agreed
as to that and the judge instructed
the jurors to retire and include their
findings as to count three in the writ
During the 15 minutes the jury was
out not a word was spoken in the
court room. Senator Burton sat im
movable looking neither to the right
nor to the left. When the jury re
turned again to the court room,
their verdict was: "We, the jury, find
the defendant guilty on counts, one,
two, six, eight and nine in'the indict
ment and not guilty on count three.'
There was no preceptible change
in Senator Burton's countenance
when the verdict was read. Judge
Krum asked to have the jury polled.
Each answered that the verdict was
his own. Judge Krum forthwith pre
sented a motion for a new trial. The
court replied that the bond of $5,ooo
was entirely sufficient. The court did!
not pass sentence.Se
If the verdict is sustainedSe
ator Burton will lose his seat in the
senate and forever be prohibited from
holding any ofhice of public trust.
Each count constitutes a seperate of
fense and Senator Burton could re-i
ceive a penitentiary sentence of twoI
ears or a fine of S1o.ooo on each
count. Senator Burton's resources
is an appeal to the United States cir
cuit c'ourt of appeals which body is
the inal arbiter in his case.
YARNS FROM WASHINGTON.
Bright Stories Told at the National:
C. l. Cody-"Bfuffalo' Bill"'-was
here, say- the Washington correspon-1
dent of the New York World. H-e
told the president this story:
"A new railroad was built through
my section of the cotuntrv and a
cow-puncher saw a train for the first
time in his ilfe. \Vhen the lo)coino
rive whistle was blown the cow-pun
cher wa evidlentlv distressed. but he
did not want to show the white feath
er. He rose in his stirrups almost
scared to death when the train went
by covering him with dust. The en
gineer leaned far out of his cab and
shouted at the cowboy:
"Git out of the way. you blankety
black, low-browed, long-haired ornery
cow-puncher. I'm going to turn
"The cow-puncher struck spurs to
his pony and in an instant disappear
ed over the hill."
The' day following the last of the
receptions at the White House
which was given in honor of the sen
ate and house of representatives, a
new member from one of the western
states, whose wife was unable to ac
company him to the reception and
who had occasion to visit the presi
dent in his office, felt that he was
obliged to explain the reason for the
absence of his wife. J
"Mr. President," said the new mem
ber. "I regret that Mrs. Blank was
unable to be present with me last
night at the reception on account of
"De-light-ed." said the president,
fallig into one of his now familiar
formula. "I hope you enjoyed your
Martin J. Wade is the only demo
crat in the House from Iowa. In ex
planation of the attitude of many re
publicans of Iowa toward Gov. Cum
mins' vieW on the necessity of'adjust
ing the tariff rates to meet changed
conditions. Mr. Wade said the people
of his state were like the fellow who
sat at the doorstep of' his home one
winter morning about 2 o'clock when
a policeman came'along.
"What are you doing here?" inquir
ed the guardian of the peace.
The man replied: "I am just think
"Well." said the policeman, "get in
or you will freeze to death. What are
you thinking about?"
"I was just thinking," replied tfi
man, "whether I would go in and get
killed, or whether I would stay out
here and freeze to death."
According to Mr. Wade, the people
of Iowa are not only thinking like the
man alluded to, but they are realizing
a - great truth expressed in a case
where a man was taken to an insane
asylum in that state. In reply to the
inquiry why he was sent there, the
"They sent me here because I'm a
tariff reformer and voted the republi
"Oh1, that's a shame," remarked the
questioner. "You should not have
bee sent here. This is the place for
the insane. You are nothing but a
"A friend of mine down south."
said Congressman John Sharp Wil
liams, "indulged in the luxury of a ne
gro valet or body servant, as we call
them. This friend in a riot of extrava
gance one day bought a pair of loud
checked trousers. His v'alet envied
them and wanted them. They did not
seem to be coming his way fast
enough and he threw some grease on
' Charley.' said my friend. 'take
these trousers and clean them.
There's a grease spot on them.'
"Charley took the trousers, didn't
do a thing to them and brought them
back in half a day. 'Deed. b,oss.' he
said. "1 can't get that grease out.
"Did v 'u scrnb them well?
'Did you' try a h. t iron and a
'-Did you try' ammonta?"
'No. sahi. I ain't tried 'em on
me yet but T knows thev'll fit me.'"