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VOL. XL. NO. 91. NEWBERRY. S. C.. TUESDAY JUNE 14. 1904 TWICE A WEEK. 81.50 A YEAR
ANOTHER SALUDA KILLING
A Negro Cursed And -Beat And Shot
By Three Young White
Saluda. June 13-Coroner Gibson
returned late yesterday afternoon
from holding an inquest over the dead
body of Richard Truesdale. colored.
who was killed at Long bridge, Cloud's
creek. five miles from Batesburg.
about nightfall Saturday.
-It was very clear fron the testi
mony taken that three young white
men, two Miller boys and a- McCor
mick. were the guilty parties. but the
witnesses not knowing the given
names of either of the white toys im
plicated, the jury returned a verdict
that the negro came to his death at
the hands of unknown parties.
The jury under the circumstances
could not have done otherwise, but it
is said the coroner should have ad
journed the inquest until the Miller
boys and McCormick were put up for
According to the,story told at the
inquest, the homicide was unprovoked
- and uncalled-for. Nathan Truesdale
and two of his nephews had left Bates
burg. and were on their way to their
home in this county. The Miller boys
and McCormick overtook them first
at Bates' branch. and there cursed and
abused the negroes. and then drove
At Holston's Cross Roads the white
men held up another negro and
abused him. Here the Truesdales
passed them. but were overtaken near
Providence church. where they were
again interfered with. Then the white
men drove ahead, and after crossing
Long bridge stopped. cut sticks and
waited for the negroes.
As soon as the negroes' wagons
came up one of the party caught hold
of the horses and stopped then and
began to curse and threaten the ne
groes for the third time. There was
a barrel of flour in the negroes' rear
wagon, which rolled out as they came
up the hill from the bridge, and when
it was being put back the white party
commenced to beat the negroes.
Richard Truesdale. the dead negro.
got hold of the stick which was being
used on him, and one of the Miller
boys immediately shot him. first just
above the collar bone near the throat
and the second time in the arm.
As soon. as the negro was shot the
Miller boys jumped into their wagon
and drove on. The wounded negro
died on the road home.
It is believed that Solicitor Thur
mond. as soon as he hears of the mat
ter. will cause a further investigation
to be made, and the guilty parties ap
prehended and held for trial.
They Suffered a Severe Defeat, Los
ing Eight Hundred Killed
New Chwang, June 13.-It is re
ported that the Russians suffered a
severe defeat as the result of an ami
bush at Pulanben (probably Pulien
tien). to the rear of Port Arthur.
The Japanese attacked the Russians
and then drew the latter on by a
The Russians were entrapped and
are said to have lost eight hundred
killed and wounded.
The Czar's troops fell back to Kai
New Chwang, June 13.-Two thous
and Russian infaritry passed through
New Chwang yesterday morning from
the direction of Kai Chow, accompan
ied by a large supply of teams and a
number of ambulances full of wound4
The troops appeared to be exhaust
ed aiter their long forced march.
The officer said they had retreated
from Tsai Chow.
The Russians have abandoned their
position eight miles south of New
GENFRAL NEWS NOTES.
ems of More or Less Interest Con
densed Outside the State.
The Virginia democratic state con
vention has chosen an uninstructed
delegation to the St. L.ouis conven
Governor Pennypacker has ap
pointed United States Attorney Gen
eral P. C. Knox to succeed the late M.
C. Quay as United States senator
Floods have ruined the cotton and
other crops in the Arkansas river
bottoms. and the people have appeal
ed to the department of agriculture
for advice and assistance.
George Billups. of Norfolk, Va.. a
cabin passenger on a steamer from
Newport News to Norfolk, commit
ted suicide on Friday by jumping
overboard. He had been in a melan
choly mood for several months.
A Memphis paper published an in
terview with one of the proprietors
of a pool room there, which has
been closed, in which he said that the
place would be re-opened yesterday
and that wireless telegraghy would be
used to transmit the results.
The recent floods in the Indian Ter
ritory have caused the death of nine
persons. All the tributaries of the
Washita river have been out of their
banks, and cotton and other crops
have been destroyed. Railroad traffic
has been seriously delayed by wash
Conventions held throughout the
counties of Texas to send delegates
to the state convention show that the
Parker people have been successful.
and although many of the counties did
not positively instruct it is certain
that a Parker delegation will be sent
to St. Louis.
By an explosion in a huge sewer iri
Chicago on Saturday four persons,
including city Engineer Miltimore.
were killed. The four men were go
ing down into the sewer carrying a
gasoline torch when they encounter
ed sewer gas and the explosion oc
curred. The bodies of all four men
The Texas populists have held their
state convention and have instructed
their delegates to the national con
vention to be held at Springfield. Ills..
to vote as a unit, and for no one ex
cept an old line populist. Nearly all
the individual members of the dele
gates at large favor Thomas Watson.
of Georgia, as head of the ticket.
As the, result of friction over the
selection of a teacher for a public
school at Elk. Texas. a bloody street
fight took place between R. B. Tor
rence. and J. McAden, a son-in-law
being on one side. and Dr. Holton.
his son and Prof G. W. Perkins on the
other. The elder Torrence was killed
instantly. Others in the party re
ceived dangerous wounds. Shotguns
and revolvers were the weapons used.
Mart V. Vowell, an aged white man.
was hanged at Paragould. Ark.. on
Thursday. for the murder of W. F.
Lovejoy. The governor refused to
grant the man a pardon, despite peti
tions signed by two thousand citizens.
The execution was delayed several
hours by the sheriff, who was a per
sonal friend of the condemned man.
in the hope that executive clemency
might be extended.
E. H. Jones, a trolley car motor
man of Berkerly, Va.. tried to lift a
fallen wire out of the way of his car.
He climbed on a shed and took hol<4
Iof the wire. He fell to the ground
dead. still holding to it. His wife.
standing upon her piazza. saw the ac
cident and rushed to extricate her
husband. She too was instantly kill
ed. The man and his wife leave six
small children. three of whom saw
their parents killed.
A Strong Arrau of
It is the magnetism of vt
that draws people to '/i
best tor your needs, a,nd
of all. Here is a few of
SPECIAL VALUES IN BLACK DRESS
50 pieces Black Dress Goods, not a
yard ,in the pile worth less than 35 cents
and 40 cents, your choice of anything in
the pile for this week 23 cents.
50 pieces Black Dress Goods, worth 65
cents and 75 cents and 85 cents, your
choice 48 cents.
25 pieces Black Dress Goods, $1.00,
$1.25 and $1.50, your choice 89 cents.
Now is your chance to buy a fine black
skirt for a little money.
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS SALE.
Table linen remnants short lengths,
bleached and unbleached table linen, 2,
2 1-2 3 and 3 1-2 yards lengths. The
whole counter full for quick selling for less
than half price.
50 dozen Huck and Turkish towels, di
rect from the mills, at a saving of 33 per
cent., here is a big saving for you: 15 and
20 cents Huck and ' urkish towels, your
choice as long as they last at 10 cents.
250 large counterpanes, some in the lot
worth up to $2 00 each, your choice as
long as they last go cents.
340 counterpanes worth 65 cents up to
85 cents, your choice as long as they last,
Another lot of $2.25 fine Marseilles
Quilts, all pfled on a big table, your choice
BIG CUT PRIC
Too many shoes for the
secret of the cut price si
shoes than we ought tc
naugh's plan to let them
300 pairs fir
4 strap sandal
and $2.25 foi
250 pairs lh
pers 3 and 4
this big sale $1
500 pairs la
, E pers and O>
$1.50 and $1.
and kinds, yc
Men's Oxfords cut to
them. Every pair of mt
in this cut price sale. I
dollars worth of fine shot
well afford to let the bale
out a penny's profit. Ni
quoted you, I will be lowi
Facts in Your Favor
Llues coupled with style
mnau.gh's, we show the
put the price within reach
many items to prove it.
WHITE LAWNS CUT TO THE QUICK.
We pull down the lever of low prices en
abling you to provide for yonr summer
needs at a great saving.
150 pieces plain white Lawn, worth
8 1-3 to go this week at 5 cents.
200 pieces plain white Lawn, worth 10
cents, to go this week at 7 1-2 cents.
150 pieces plaIn white Lawn, worth 15
cents to go this week at 9 cents.
100 pieces more just opened, that 40
inch Lawn, the 15 cents kind, special 10
100 pieces plain white Lawn, worth 20
cents and 25 cents to go this week at 14
UMBRELLAS AND PARASOLS.
A reign of style prices as if April
showers never come in June.
300 fine Parasols, steel rod 60 cents
quality for this big sale, your choice 35
200 fine Parasols, steel rod 98 cents
quality for this big sale, your choice 9
100 fine Parasols, steel rod $1.49 quali
ty for this big sale, your choice 99 cents.
50 fine Parasols, steel rod $2.00 quality
for this big sale, your choice $1.39.
Bear in mind that values like these you
will never find except at Mimnangh's.
50 dozen fine Napkius worth $1.50
special for this week's selling 93 cents.
E SHOE SALE!
15th of June, is the whole
ioe sale, we have more
> have and so its Mim
go, be on hand this week.
ie slippers, and
s, worth $2.00
r this big sale
idies' fine slip
and $3.00, for
.dies, fine slip
75 all shapes
sur choice 98c.
the price that will move
an's low cut shoes will go
have sold thousands of
as this season, and can
tnce of my stock go with
Smatter what prices are