Newspaper Page Text
LYNCHED AT SCRANTON
Negro Taken Off Train On Which
He Was Being Taken to Co
lumbia For Safe-Keeping.
Florence, July -4.-The fast West
Indian limited train on the Atlantic
Coast Line was held up at Scranton
Thursday evening. and a negro who
was being taken to the penitentiary
for safe-keeping taken off the train
and lynched. The negro was Cairo
Williams. who killed ThrLston 0.
McGee, at Scranton. on the ;4th of
An effort was made to lynch the
negro at the time of the murder but
Sheriff Graham. of Williamsburg
county. managed by strategy to get
him to the penitentary.
Williams was put on trial at the
April term of court in Williamsburg
county but Judge Purdy had ordered
the case continued until this term of
tht court. Williams was carried back
to the penitentary and kept there un
ti. Mond.y morning, when he was
taken to Kingstree for trial. The
case was called and tried. but the jury
failed to agree and a mistrial was or
Thursday afternoon Sheriff Gra
.ham deemed it advisable to send the
negro to the penitentary again for
safe-keeping. The news, however,
reached Scranton and the lynching
crowd soon got together and blacked
their faces and got their masks in
shape. They held up the local pas
senger and searched it, but failed to
find their man.. As the fast train ap
proached the engineer was flagged
down with a red flag. The crowd of
twenty-five or more boarded the train,
broke open the outside vestibule
doors. shoved back Captain Charlie
Gasque, who was in charge of the
train, moved forward to the combina
tion coach and found Williams in
charge of Deputies Britton and Wheel
er. They refused to give up their
man when a scuffle ensued and Wil
liams was taken. The affair lasted
about three minutes.
Williams was taken out and lynch
How Benjamin Charged.
Attorney General W. A. Anderson,
of Virginia. was in Washington the
other day and met Judge Goode, who
was a member of the Confederate
Congress. They became reminiscent,
says the Washington Post. The
name of Judah P. Benjamin. once
United States senator from Louisiana
and afterward the Confederate Secre
tary of War. was mentioned. Mr.
Anderson remarked how he had heard
Benjamin make, after the civil war,
a remarkable legal argument before
the English House of Lords. "He
stood at the head of the English
bar," said Mr. Anderson. "His suc
cess in England w"as little short of
"'I used to have a little business
with Mr. Benjamin while he was seL
retary of war," replied Judge Gonde.
"One day I had entered his offee,
when he surprised me with a ques
"'You are a lawyer. Goode?' said
"'What do you consider a large
fee up in your region?"
"'WVell up in the mountan:s a;'ound
Bedford. where I come from. the lay.
yer who gets $500 for handling a law
case is reckoned lucky.'
"Benjamin looked at me placidly,'
and then added: 'Now. my practice
has been this: If a client comes to
my office I charge him a good re
taner. If he comes around to
bother me. T charge him a refresher.
If he comes to have, some wo.rk dom
on the case. I charge him a reminder,
and when the case is concluded. I
charge him a finisher.'"
This rather astonished the young
layer from Bedford. but the twvo
gray old Virginians agreed that the
incident was entirely characteristic
of the man thdy were discussing.
One of Uncle Joe's Yarns.
Uncle Joe Cannon tells the tribu
lations of a congressman from the
west. out for re-election, whose wife
craved social honors, says an ex
It appears that if the statesman re
ferred t.>, was a man of very plain
habits, little given to the frivolties of
the smart set. but in some way his
spouse managedl to convince him that
his re-election depended in a large
measure upon his taking a more
prominent part in "society." So
the westernr energetically set about
to meet his wife s vw:s. But it
went hard with him. and. finally. he
despaired of ever becomng any
thing like a society man.
"One day." said Mr. Cannon to a
New York Times man. "he came to
me in great distress. 'I'll be hanged
if I'm not getting sick of it.' said he.
'Thw social game has got me goin'
good for sure. But what makes me
mad is that I should be trying to
make good a bluff like this when I
haven't mastered one of the funda
mental ideas of the scheme.' "
"And what is that fundamental
idea?" I asked.
" 'Simpiy this.' replied the candi
date for re-election. "the fundament
al idea in order to be a society man
is. as I figure it. to be absolutely ri
diculous in a man like me trying to
make any one believe he is a society
man. 'When I talk I have to stop
eating. It's no use.' he added. de
jectedly. -I'll never make a society
The Tipping Tyranny.
Xe,v York Tribune.
Two energetic. hard-working little
business women had finished their
meagre luncheon at a restaurant.
They were figuring out the amount
of their checks. and decided that they
owed '2o and 23 cents, respectively.
"Are you going to give a tip?" the
little one asked.
'Tm tempted not to." returned the
other. "The nerve and impudence of
these horrrid men waiter are becom
"I shall never, never, tip again,"
said the little one grimly. "Yesterday
I was not hungry and my check came
to 20 cents. I put down an extra
nickel. At first Mr. Waiter seemed
not to notice it. but as I was about
to leave the table he said, most im
pudently. 'Do you want this carfare
bit; I don't.' I suppose he thought
I would not take it back, but I did."
"It was on Monday. I think. that I
had my experience." said the other
woman. "I asked the waiter to bring
me small change for a dollar bili.
He brought me four quarters.
- 'Is that small enough for you' he
" 'Yes. it's small enough for me,'
I snapped back. 'but it isn't small
enough for you to get a tip.' and I
A woman's idea of a wise man is
one who makes a fool of himself over
The finest city and village Churches
are painted with the Longman &
Martinez Paints, and we want every
Church to accept our donation when
ever they paint.
8 and 6 make 14, therefore when
you want fourteen gallons of paint,
buy only eight of L. & M., and mix
six gallons of pure Linseed Oil with
t. making the actual cost of paint
bout $1.ao per gallon.
Don't pay $1-50 a gallon for Lin
seed Oil (worth 6o cents) which you
do when you buy other paints in a,
can with a paint label on it.
Many houses are well painted with
four gallons of L. & M., and three
gallons of Linseed Oil mixed there
Wears and covers like gold.
These Celebrated Paints are sold by
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLE
MENT AND DISCHARGE.
Take notice that I will make a
final settlement on the estate of D.
L. Boozer. deceased, in the Probate
Court for Newberry county, on Mon
day. August 1. 1904, and immediately
thereafter apply to said Court for a
discharge as administrator of said es
All creditors of said estate are here
by notified to present their demands
against said estate. properly attested
on or before said date, and all parties
owing said estate must make settle
ment with the undersigned at once.
D. L. Boozer,
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
Notice is hereby given that I will
apply to the Probate Court for New
berry County, S. C., on the 26th day
of July. 1904, at 1o o'clock a. in., for
letters dismissory and final discharge
as administratrix of the personal
estate with the will annexed of James
R. Watts. deceased.
RH ODA WATTS.
Jun e m 104 f4t.
ARE YOUR KIDNEYS WELL?
Bright's Disease, Diabetes, Rheuma
tism, Gout. Gravel, Dropsy, Inflam
mation of the Bladder, Bad Blood and
Nervous Troubles caused by Sick
'Mayes Pharmacy. the well known
druggist of Newberry. knows by ex
perience that HINDIPO will cure all
forms of Kidney and Nervous Troub
les. and will guarrantee it in all cases.
Can't you afford to try it at their
risk? it costs you nothing if it don't
do the work.
Sent by mail to any address, pre
paid, on receipt of 5o cents. 6 boxes
for $2.50 under a positive guarrantee.
To whom this may concern:
This is to certify that the firs
key having been passed by the
proper owner without unlocking
the box of money. I received
($1o.oo) ten dollars, and by the
request of many persons that held
keys to said box of money, for
warded the amount to Clinton
Orphanage. Please find copy of
W. H. Harris,
Clinton, S. C.
Received frcm W. H. Harris and
many friends Ten Dollars for the
Orphans of the Thoruwell Orphan
age. W. P. Jacobs,
This is to certify that I held the
second key to unlock said box of
money, and that I received ($6.oo)
six dollars. A. F. Dominick.
This is to certify that I held the
third key to unlock said box of
money, and that I received ($4.00)
four dollars. J. H. M. Kinard.
The above receipts are pub
lished in order that all may
know the final disposition of
the ($20.00) Twenty Dollars.
given away to my Shoe cus
A sallow comnplexion, dizziness,I
biliousness and a coated tongue
are common indications of lhver
and kidney diseases. Stomach and
bowel troubles/ severe as they are,
give immediate warning by pain,
but liver and kidney trouisles,
though less painful at the start, e.re
mueli harder to cure. Thtedford 's
Black-Draught never fails to bene
fit diseased liver and weakened kid
nys. It stirs up the torpid liver
to throw off the germs of fever and *?
ague.lIt is a certaim prevenitive
of cholera and Bright's disease of
the kidneys. With kidneys re
inforced by Thedford's Black
Draught thousands of persons have
dwelt~immune in the midst of yel
low fever. Many families live in
perfect health and have no other
doctor than TIhc.lord' B lack
Draught. it is awaya n l"und for
use in an emerirene.y and saves
many expensive cali.< of a doctor.
I have used7 Thd:e:- I'lack.Drr.5ht
forthreev'ears and i ha': no. :nd togo
Ito a doctor since I have been taking it.
It Is the best medicine for me that is
on the market for liver and kidney
troubles and dyspepsia and other
comp.in. Rev. A C. LEWIS.
Come Where You Get Good I
All Summer Good
once, while you need
* Lawn Embroideries 1
+ Ask to see them.
* This is where we d
+ we say if you want a
a price never before
* SWhite Duck Hats w
at 74 cents.
* White Duck Hats
+ $1.00 at 54 cents.
: The best Ribbon
The Right F
Are my long suit.
except bad ones
stamp and an indi
ing linen for 40 1
* other good things
+ 1334 Main Street,
Anvils, Ardirons, Sash
Cotton Mill Casti
We repair Engin
MAIL OBDERS RECEIVE 0
We have anice lir
+ suitable for mid-sun
+selection of trimmi
. We still have sot
* Come and see our
* A nobby line of Nc
. Come and see us
$anything in our line.
loods at the Right Price. g
s will be reduced at +
them. A nice lot of
:o be sold low down. *
id the busiuess, and +
Midsummer Hat, at
made in Newberry +
rorth $1.00 to $1.25 +
worth 75 cents to +
in town 10 cents a:
I make any kind *
.I furnish a new *
:l0ible pad for mark
:ents. I have some*
. J.WILSONGIBES-, *
:e Supplies, etc.
Columbia, S. C.
LAURENS, S. C.
Weights, Cane Mills,
ers, Grate Bars.
Made to Order.
'gs A Specialty.
es, Boilers, Gins,
UR PROMPT ,ATTENTION.
te of Dress Goods4
amer wear. A nice.e
ngs to match these +
ne good values in
r Goods. .
prices on these.
before purchasing +
ITY, S. C.