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X~O XL. 7O.8S1. NEWBERRY. S. C) USAY -k'('t:-T 2. 1904 TIEAWE.S 5AYA
GENERAL SESSIONS COURT.
Regular Term Convened Yesterday
Special judge James Y.
The regular term of the court (i
gneral session for Newberry county
convened vesterdav mrning. Special
Judge James Y. Culbreath. of th<
Newberry har. presiding. in the ab
sence of the regular judge. who is ir
Solicitor Thomas S. Sease and
Stenographer L. L. Motte were or
hand at the opening of the court and
ready for the business of the session.
Judge Culbreath's commission as
special judge was read and the
court immediately proceeded wirh
the business before it.
Referee Fred H. Dominick sub
mitted :o the court his report on the
chain gang investigation, instituted
at the suggestion of the grand jury
contained in their final presentment
at the last term of the court. The
testimony contains forty-six typewrit
ten pages. The report of Refrec
Dominick accompanying it has al
ready been published. This repor
was read to the grand jury and was
submitted to them. accompanied by
the testimony. It wa ordered thai
the grand jury. with tAe testimony
before them. investigate the matter.
examining such other witnesses as
they saw fit, and if they came to the
conclusion that indictments should
be made. that thev recommend same
to the solicitor.
Solicitor Sease handed out a num
ber of indictments. including two foi
murder, several for housebreaking
and larceny. buglary and larceny.
violation of the dispensary law, and
one for -ssaa-,lt with intent to ravish.
Judge Cuilbreath took up each oi
the indictmems separately and charg
ed the jury as to the course to be
pursued in the consideration of each
of the charges. H!s charge was both
as to their general and specific duties
and was clear and forcible. Mr. Cul
breath presides with ease and dignity
and expedites the business of the
court. His clear legal mind, his in
cisive reasoning anld his cainm judg
ment eminently qualify him to wear
the judicial ermine.
Judge Culbreath charged the jury
as to their general duties as follows:
"Gentlemen of ihe grand jury, vot
were charged up *n your general du
ties at the last -rm of court. and
consequemtly my charge will be short.
*Gentlemen of :he jrry you are the
grand inqiuisito'rs of ths internal af
lairs of our go'vernment. You have
mo re jurisaietion im that matter than
the presiding judge. th-: solicitor. or
the governor of the state. You are
he grand inquest of the county. You
e the great m'.tive p''wer that p)uts
mfotioni any part~ of the machin.ry
-tcounty g'overnment that ha~
toppLi.an fu:rnishes thie axle.
grease that ca u-.s all the county- ma
chinery t. movi-e smothly. And the
county- of Neuberry is to be congrat
ulated the t.here has not beeni a de.
falcation in the public offices of the
county- in twemyv-tve y-ears, and what
I have said - to y-ou on this point is
in no way intended to retiect upon
any of our county otficers. Now~ it
remains for me to charge you upor
the particular bills of indictment that
wil be handed oujt by the solicitor
and your otlice, gentlemen of the
rand jury, is ,.a :enifce of accusation
sbeen well termed by the an
aw writers. You accuse upon
le cause, ex parte testimony,
petit jury tries upon the mer
e case. It is nOt y-our duty
the case- You receive the
testimony-. and if the crime
committed and the prison
bar is connected with it sc
se a probability of guilt,
is you r duty to render a true
ne of the indictments handed out
the solicitor w~as for violation of
dispensary law, and this question
e in for some special remarks
hy Judge Cuilbreath as follows:
The dispensarv law. gentlemen
thle jury. has been placed on the
statute books of South Carolina. It
is the duty of all parties to obey it.
It has met with consirerable oppo
1 ition. and is still meeting with con
siderable opposition. but our Savior
taught us i,goo years ago to render
ut'' Caesar the things that are
Caesar's. and sonsequently everybody
ought to obey it."
The following true bills were re
turned by the grand jury up until the
State vs. Pervery Jackson-burg
lary and larceny.
State vs. Mel. Williams-conceal
ing himself in house and larceny
State vs. Mcl. Williams-house
breaking and larceny.
State vs. Becky Neel-murder.
State vs. John Reeder-murder.
The cases were disposed of as fol
Pervery Jackson pleaded guilty to
the charge of burglary and larceny.
He was represented by Hunt. Hunt
Mel. Williams pleaded not guilty
to the charge contained in the first
indictment against him. and the case
was continued. He pleaded guilty to
the charge in the second indictment.
The case against Becky Neel.
charged with murder was taken up.
The. woman was arraigned and her
case set for Wednesday morning.
The case against John Reeder. on
the same charge. was disposed of in
-ze same manner.
When court convened in the after
non at 3 o'clock John Hiller. color
ed. pleaded guilty to a charge of as
sault and was sentenced to pay a inne
of S5 or to serve thirty days.
The grand .i:ry v terday ater
noon1 brought in a true bill against
Wheeler. colored, on the charge of
assault with intent to ravish. and the
case was set for this morning.
The case against T. R. Sanders.
white. and Drayton Rutherford. col
red. charged with assault. was con
:inued n a certiticate from Dr. W.
D. Sen. scating that Mr. Sanders
Negro In Penitentary Plunged a
Knife Into His Own Throat.
C ilumbia. July 31.-Fred Brown. a
c'ooredt convict at the State Peniten
itarv. com~nmit ted suicide un Thunrs
Brown was sent to the p)enitentary
irom Lexington county and wvas serv
1ng a life sentence. H-e had served
mrore than thirteen years andl no
:ioub thought this as goo a time as
-my other to end( his earthly t roubles.
Ilrown had been enmployed in the
e-king department of the peenitenti
ary and Thursday he had a fight with
Ione of his fellow p)risoners. After the
fighters had bceen separated Brown.
knowing that he would probably be
n:.nished fe:- such an infraction of the
rules. plun:::ed the knife which he
used in his kitchen work into his
throat and killed himself ir stantly.
Brown was 41 years of age and it
is tho"rcht that he was temporarily
ina:'r he would not have had the
igPz, nor cut his throat.
i'!rown was convicted of killing a
col red friend named Jackson. The
two men were together at a frolic
when the killing occurred. Tt is a
very rare thing for a prisoner to com
Fred Brown did nor die instantly.
but died from the self-inflicting
but died from the self-inflicted
wounds. A. K.
Wewill probably never have
eno ugh money to enable us to set
aside a hero fund. and even if we do
have., enough we wouldn't do it.
WVe'll set aside a fund to reward the
Igirls who can bake better bread than
The Comings and Goings Of The
People of Newberry's Sis
Prosperity. August '.--iss Kate
Wheeler. of Columbia. is visiting the
lliss's Bohh for a few days.
Mlr. SS. . Birge is visiting his sister.
Mrs. S. S. Birge. in the Indian Terri
tory. He expects to spend a few
days at the Exposition while on the
way there and while coming back.
Mizs Lottie Ridgell and brother.
Mr. F. Ridgell. of Batesburg. return
ed home Saturday.
Rev. W. A. Lutz is off on his sum
rner vacation to a visit in North Car
olina and Virginia.
Mrs. J. L. Wise entertained a few
of her friends on Thursday evening
in honor of her visitors. Mr. F. and
Miss Lottie Ridgell. of Batesburg.
AMrs. J. F. Browne is visiting 'Miss
Mamie Jordon, in Winnsboro.
Messrs. J. B. Bedenbaugh. V. B.
Wise. H. J. Rawis. and A. B. Wise
went to the annual picnic at Barre's
'Mrs. J. S. Barre is visiting her par
enct in Johnston
There was a barbecue in town on
Friday. and four picnics and barbe
becuez within four or five miles of
Miss Joe Langford. of Swansea. is
,isiting relatives in town.
The S(iuthern railway has put up a
new cotton platf,rm wlere the old
Mr. Godfrey H. Geiger. of the An
derson bar. visited his sister for a few
dav last week.
Mr. C. S. filler, of Coltimbia. is up
a few days.
Mi- .. May Everett. -f Atlanta. is
VI. :t1ng friends in this community.
Mrs. G. Y. Hiniter ret;urned oa Fri
(ay from Asheville. where she has
bcen for the past month.
Mr. and Mrs. ) V. Pwland have
ret rn ed frmi n a two week-' v it to
Pa.rastcr of Coal C.-n-.iny and his
Driver Shot and Robbed.
P,.ritan. Pa.. August i.-Patrick
Campbell. paymaster of the Puritan.
Pa.. Coal ciompainy. and his driver.
Charle Haves. were going from Por
to) Puritan carrying three thous
:md dillars of the companys money
fruse to'day, when they were held
'bad ohed. Haves being killed
mand Campbelli perhaps fat ally wound
(d. The ment carried about th ree
thusand dollars 'if the coal com
'any-iv miney. which was secur-:d by
:hie b)r igands. The guns were loaded
''ithn buckshi t, The country aroundi
was imeiattel V aroused. andI on'
th 'uand men engaged in 'pursuit of
thne highl'waymen. It has been gather
ed from .such statements as Camp
hi.ll hasm been able to make that there
were Lhree men engag.d in the roh
ber. ranmd that :hey- were foreigners.
YeN -rday it was thioug:- they- were
1::in in Cedar swa~mp. abo- t seven
miles from Portage. The search was
kept up all (lay. Three men were
:een running across the sv.amp and
:-efused to halt when ordered to do
so,. They wvere tired upon, and .ne
fell but was carried off by his com
To Protect Murderers.
Savannah. Ga.. Augtust 1.-Will
Cato and Paul Reed. negroes suspec
ed of the murder and burning of the
Hodges family near Statesboro. were
brought here Sunday morning for
Evidence has developed that tends
to :how a still more heinous crime
was committed upon the person of
Mrs. Hodges and her 9-year-old
daughter. Kittie. befi re they were
killed. That robbery wats not the
prime motive of the crime is shown
by tihe fnding of a purse containing
several dollars near where'the body
of Mrs. Hodge was discovered.
Big Battle in Progress Yesterday at 1
Hai Cheng-Death of Min
ister Plehve's Assassin.
St. Petersburg. August r.-A big
hattle is in progress at Hai Cheng. s
the rendezvous of the Russian forces r
,nder General Kuropatkin. 5
Three Japanese armies nder Gen- s
erals Oku. Nodzu and Kuroki are ad- i
vancing on the Russian forces. Ir
General Count Keller. commanding
the Russian forces in action. has been I
St. Petersburg. August i.-General
Kuropatkin's report to the Czar, re
marking on the fight at Hai Cheng. c
leaves the result of the fight in v
doubt. Probably the fight is still in
progress. The report does not men- c
tion the death of General Keller. I
The report states that on July Tst i
the Japanese armies simultaneously
renewed their advance on the Rus- I
;ian ;outliern front. The Russian t
rear guard. seeing the enemy were
greatly superior in strength. slowly r
retired in the direction of Hai Cheng.
The Russian divisjion near Simun
cheng successfully checked the ad
vance of the enemy, which pre-zed
towards the Russian right flank.
The Japanese main blow. sas the
Tr-_port. was delivered by the army s
t-nder the comman(d of General Oku.
btween Simuncheng and Hai Cheng.
The report includes the statement ,
that the Japanese are also advanc
i g against the Russian troop5 east
London. Atugust .-The Renter I
,Telegram cimpany has a dispa-tch
stating that Kuropatkin's right flank
has been turned by the Japanese.
St. Petersburg. August i.-The as- e
;.aJ.sin of Minister of the Interior
Plihve died today. as the result of t
injuries sustainedl when he threw the K
bomb which ended Minister Plehve's
The assassin ma(le no disclosures
bt-fore he died.
MEAT PACKERS STRIKE.
Situation Was Quiet Yesterday Not
withstanding the Riots of
Chicag,. Augtst i.-Qui"tuie
marked the qpening hours o,f te
twenty-[rst day f the big stoc k
T1his quiewduce was despite the antic
patt'in of troubIle which it wa
though~lt would comP'e. dte to the intita
tie in riots taken y-esterd!ay evening.
when a htundred policemeni and a mnb
ofthree thou,and strikers foug~ht a1
Iandl toi hand bat tle nea r Forty-t~h ird
and Wood streets. Fifty persons
I :ere arraigned ini the stock y'ard'- po
liee court this m rning as a resuilt o
c.mnuted to arrive at tihe yards from
other cities this morning. There was
no interference with these men.
The receints this morning were
heavy, being twenty-live thousand
cattle. thirty-eight thousand hogs.
and seventeen thousand sheep.
WVash.ington. August t.-President
Roosevelt has no intention of inter
fering ill the beef strike, and unless the
trouble spreads to other trades and
becomes general. or causes a meat
famine. so that the situation would
take on the aspect of a national dis
aster. like the coal strike, he will con
tinue to maintain this stand-off poli
This decision was not reached to- e
day. but is merely the exp ession of t
his settled convictions, formed some I
Man, it appears, is never too old to t
marry or run for ofnlce.--Woodbury
Bodily pain loses its terror if t
votu've a bottle of Dr. Thomas'
Ech :trie Oil in the house. Instant
relief ill cases of burns, cuts, sprains.
accient of anv' sort.
LATIMER IN CHARLOTTE.
Vhile in Charlotte Talks of National
And South Carolina Pclitics.
Charl,itte. N. C.. July 30.-Senator
L C. Latimer. of South Carolina.
pent a short while in the city last
ight on his return fr.m Rock Hill.
. C.. where he had delivered a
peech. The senator spoke with in
.rest to an Observer reporter of the
aional campaign. saying that dem
cratic prospects for victory were
etter than they have been at any
me since the civil war. He also
iscussed what would probably en
age most prominen-Ely the attention
f the approaching congress. which
ill meet in December.
"There is very little stirring in
outh Carolina politics." said Senatop
atimer. "for the only contest of note
for the railroad commissionership.
'here are five candidates for the
lace. I am especially gratified over
he national outlook. Parker .by his
old telegram, put on his side many
ioneyed interests, which otherwise,
1ight have feared him. Roosevelt
surely at odds with republican
:aders. whereas Parker has a setting
armonv w%ith the leaders as well as
hi rank and fie.
"The democrats will put up a
trong light for a revision of the tariff
t the next congress.- the senator
aid. "Th-.re xvill b a consideration
f the Appalachian Forest Reverse
ill. ; which I am a hearty support
r. Congressman Wadsworth. of
:e-. York. chairman in charge, is
pj)osed to it as. indeed, he is to
verythiIng tending to th'! benefit of
riCitural interests. Other impor
ant matters t. come up are the poli
v to he nursued in building the
anama Canal. and the attitu. C t).
he government towards the 1: -
ls. The question of immnigration i
.teresting. as is also the proposition
a increase the navy."
WHISKEY IN WILMINGTON.
aloons Triumphed Over Dispensary
In Election Yesterday.
\\'iimui.ign. N. C.. Ijly .".-In
he municipal electin here Thursday
nider the \Vatts' state law upon the
Cesto of the establishnient of a
spensary' in the city and the opera
4n of dxsti!llries within the corpo
ate limits. the anti-di;spensary advo
ates won by a ma.io rity of 690 in a
'tal vote of 1.912 and on the opera
ion of the distilleries there was a ma
The lad!ies took an active part by
erigrefreshments from improvis
d bo .ths ne'ar the po!!ing places to
li dip-:nsa -v workers. In the morn
ngz there was a paradle of boys by
he riolls carrying h:mners proclaim.
: gain-t the saloon. The prohibi
ion eh.menit favored the dispensary
s agai5st the saloons.
A Record Breaker.
Three fellow travelers in the smok
aig room at a tast train were discuss
aig the speed of trains. says Harper's
"I was in a train once," said the
rst man. 'that b)eat everything I ever
ode~ in for speed. WVhy, it went so
ast that the telegraph poles at -The
ide of the track looked like an im
rense fine toothed comb."
"That's nothing " said the second
raveler: "I remember riding in an
xpress on the and
hat went at such a gait that the tele
'raph poles looked like a solid board
The third man made an exclama
oi of impatience.
"Ah. you fellows don't know what
igh speed on a railroad is. WVhv. I
raveled wvest from Chicago last
aunth in a train that went at such a
ace that when we passed so~me alter
tate nields of corn and beans they'
oked like succotash!"