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VOL. XL.NO. 91. NEWBERRY. S. 0.. TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6. 1904 TWICE A EK 1.0AYA
ARMY CORPS WIPED OUT.
Divisions Under Stakelberg Fall Be
fore Japanese Bayonets.
London, Sept. S.-A dispatch to the
Central News. from . Rome. states
that General Stakelberg's army. num
hering twenty- ve thousand n-en.
which was reported to have been cut
off while attempting to form a junc
tion with the forces of Kuropatkin,
has been completely wiped out.
A dispatch to the Exchange Tele- 1
graph company, at Rome, states that
General Kuropatkip had two horses
shot from under him during the re
treat from Liao Yang.
London, September 5.-The St.
Petersburg correspondent of the
Reulter's Telegram company wires
that despite the denial by war of
ficials there is a persistant report cur
rent that General Kuropatkin was
obliged to abandon two hundred guns
at Liao Yang.
There is rumored in St. Pet
ersburg that General Linievitch, with
troops for the relief of Kuropatkin,
has arrived at a point not far from
At Port Arthur.
London, September 5.-The Ex
change correspondent at Rome wires
that a telegram has been received
from Tokio reporting the success of
the Japanese at Port Arthur.
The Japanese, according to the dis
patch, made a desperate attack on the
line forts from Anseshan to Keeyli-an.
-ind after a bloody bayonet charge, ec
capied the heights of Langschaiox.
Frnm this point of vantage the Mi
kado's soldiers -began a terrific bom
bardment of the town and also dam
aged ships in the inner harbor, one
of whicfi was already disabled.
Murderer of Von Plehve Liberated
By Bogus Gendarmes.
St. Petersburg, September 5.-A
story is being circulated here that two
reputed high officials, in full uniform,
and two bogus gendarmes with papers
alleged to have been signed by Minis
ter of Justice Muravieff, directing the
removal of Sassoneff, the murderer
of Plehve, called at the prison on
Saturday last and demanded that the
prisoner be turned over to them.
This demand was acceded to, as the
formalities seemed to have been all
It is stated that after this audacious
fraud had been perpetrated they rode
away in the slowest and most uncon
Neither high officials or gendarmes
or prisoner have been seen since.
The authorities at the prison and
the royal palace scoff at the whole
story, but it is widely and generally
Headquarters, First Division, Ma
nasses, Va., Sept. 5.-The Second
S. C. regiment got into camp about
4 o'clock, delay being caused by the
congestion of trains on the Southern
from Orange, Va. Trains were in
sight of each other for miles. Over
a hundred specials have passed Ma
nassas Junction. Our boys arrived
tired but all safe and sound.
Likes The Exhibit.
Abdul Hamid evidently is not im
pressed by the sample of warships
sent by Mr. Hay for his inspection,
and he may insist upon looking over
our entire stock.
To Future Voters.
A good deal of political matter
that is being printed just now appears
to be addressed to the kindergarten
Over Body of Robert Martin, Killed
The coroner's inquest over the body
of the negro who was shot and killed
in front of Buford's store, in this
county, on Thursday. was held soon
after the shooting. The jury brought
in a verdict that Bob Martin came to
his death by a gunshot wound from
the hands of Jim Gilliam. Gilliam
surrendered to the authorities soon
after the affair took place. The fol
lowing is the statement of Mr. Will
Buford, who was present at the kill
"I live at the old Dorrough place,
in Newberry county, S. C. On Se2
tember 1st, 1904. I was at my store
and Bob Martin came to the store
and was with me in the store trading.
I was at my desk in the front of the
store and Bob was about the middle
of the store. I heard some people
talking and I heard Bob say, 'You
can't scare nobody.' Bob said some
thing about shooting and I heard Jim
Gilliam say something but could not
understand what he said, as I did not
know there, was any fuss. Then a
gun shot and I run around the coun
ter and met Jiin Gilliam at the door.
He said, 'Mr. Willie, I want to shoot
him again as he said he was going to
kill me.' Then he went home and put
up the gun in the house and came
back and said he was going to give
up and go to jail. This was about
1:30 or 2:oo o'clock on September ist,
1904. I did not see the shot but Jim
told me he done the shooting. Jim
called me just before he shot and told
me his reason was that he wanted to
know where I was so I was out of
range of the gun."
Kled By Fire.
New York, Sept. 5.-Fourteen per
sons were killed and nearly a score
injured in a fire in a five-story tene
ment in Attorney street at an early
hour yesterday morning. It was one
of the worst fires in the loss of hu
man lives that has occurred on the
East Side in several years although
the propery loss is small. The dead
included four women one man and
nine children, ranging in ages from 9
months to 12 years.
Many of the injured were taken to
hospitals and it is thought that sev
eral will die. Among the injured were
five firemen who were on a fourth
floor balcony when it fell with them.
Reflections of a S'oinster.
Who can say that the age is unim
aginative after noting what a good
time the average person has at the
seashore making a choice collection
of mosquito bites.
After a girl's nose has peeled three
times she begins to get so dispirited
that she feels qualified to write essays
upon the subject "Is Life Worth Liv
Some men get so much pleasure out
of giving people orders that they
don't stop to bother about wvhether
or not they are obeyed.
A great many men tell fibs to wo
men as if they were making a con
cession to the inferior intellect of the
weaker sex by not taking them with
the hardships of truth.
When a man's wife does a thing the
way he thinks it ought not to be
done, he can never quite forgive her
when it turns out all right.
One great comfort about being
poor is that we can do so much gos
siping about the wickedness of the
A man flirts as iF he was doing
something smart, but he always
think it awfully foolish of the girl,
and perhaps his estimate is right.
When you hear a man complaining
about not being appreciated at home
you may be pretty safe in wagering
that he doesn't deserve to be.
A blooming idiot isn't necessarily
the flower of the family.
Wounded in Three Places With Buck
shot and Nearly Dead.
Norfolk. 'Va.. Sept. 5.-Wournded
n three place- -..n]h buckshot. a-il at
the point of death. Frank Sattlethight
the notoril(*.- wife-murderer -)f
Pri.icess Ann caintv. for whom we
and po,;es and blondho'..:ds have been
-e.-rching for the P-sI month. 'ii s
at 'he Norfo! Protestant hospita!.
Ie was capcdi-'L early on Sunda
w: 1ing by a r,_f-s- of citizens rid
i_- in the vicinity of Virginia Beach.
Ever since he beat his wife's brains
out with a monkey-wrench because she
witnessed a sham battle in company
with her sister's husband. the prisoner
has been a fugitive'.
Hundreds of citizens of the coun
ty. both white and black, hav- been
hunting for him.
WEATHER IN AUGUST.
Report of Voluntary Observer W. G.
The following is the Metheorlogical
record for the month of August 1904:
Mean maxium, 87.9.
Mean mininum, 67-5.
Maximum, 96; date, 22.
Minimum 57; date, 28.
Precipitation; total, 6.78 inches.
Greatest in 24 hours, 1.50; date 7.
Number of days with .ol inch or
more precipitation 16.
Clear 8; part cloudy 12; cloudy ii.
Thunderstorms, 5, 9, 10, II, 12, 15,
23, 26, 31.
io night, quite a number of shooting
W. G. Peterson,,
THE SCUPPERNONG GRAPE.
Special Investigation Ordered by
U. S. Dpartment of
The United States department of
agricultural is investigating the Scup
pernong grape with a view to deter
mining the best varieties, methods of
culture, pruning, training, etc., as well
as the uses to which the fruit can be
put. One of the features of this in
vestigation which is considered of
particular importance is the locating
of vines of this type, either wild or in
cultivation, that are known to excel
in productiveness, size, color or quali
ty of fruit, or in some other impor
In this connection, the Viticulturist
of the bureau of plant industry, who
has the work in charge, will be glad
to receive reports of such vines from
persons who know of their existence,
stating the facts regarding them and
the points of special merit that have
been observed in them.
Correspondence regarding such
vines should be addressed to Geo. C.
Husmann, Viticulturist, bureau off
plant industry, U. S. department ot
agriculture, Washington, D. C.
The department will, upon applica
tion, furnish special mailing boxes and
franks with which specimens of
choice varieties can be forwarded to
the Viticulturist for examination,
without cost to the sender.
In view of the fact that Newberry
county has always been famous for
the quality of its scuppernong grapes
it may be seen that this determination
of the government is of more than a
passing interest to the people of this
Point That Counts.
Detroit Free Press.
Newspaper comments on the news
that small hats will be fashionable
this winter are all inspired by consid
erations of the probable price, and
not by the facility that will be afford
ed by seeing the preacher from any
of the pews.
Hundreth Anniversary of Good Hope
Church Celebrated on Saturday.
Saluda. Sept. 3.-The hundredth
anniversary of the founding of the
Good Hope Baptist church, eight
miles west of this place, is being held
today with appropriate ceremonies
and special services. There are three
Baptist churches within the present
limits of Saluda county that were in
stituted one hundred years ago.
Of these, Dry Creek held its cen
tenial five weeks since. Saluda will
hold hers on September sixth, and
Good Hope is holding hers today.
Many and wonderful changes have
been wrought s' ce those places of
public worship were organized. A
brief sketch of Good Hope church
shows that it was constituted by
Henry King, Chesley Davis, and Wil
liam Eddins. Its membership was
very small at the beginning but to
day it is numerically the strongest in
Among its pastors have been: Revs.
Chesley Davis, William Still,, Henry
Todd, David Peterson, James F. Pet
erson, his son; Jones W. Coleman. A.
B. Norris, W. A. Gaines, N. N. Bur
ton, J. F. McMillan, T. J. Rooke, and
James A. Carson. The present pas
tor is Rev. J. E. Johnson.
B. W. C.
TERRIBLE ELECTION BET.
St. Louis Man Will Forfeit His Life
If Roosevelt is Defeated.
Mr. Amerie Bates , of St. Louis, has
solemnly pledged himself to commit
suicide by jumping from the East
bridge in case Roosevelt is defeated.
The pledge is given to all who may
see the announcement of his intention,
but more particularly to one of his
political acquaintances who under
takes to add $5 to Bates' fortune if
his life is saved by the votes of his
This is truly a novelty in election
bets, and it invtes some curious in
quiries. Why should Mr. Bates sup
pose that all to whom "these pres
ents' may come will hold his promise
like a consideration in a contract?
There will be no general satisfaction
in demanding his life. The only per
son who has a selfish interest in the
matter is his colored brother who
staked the $5. He might look with
some degree of complancy on the
corpse as he recovered possession of
his capital, or might resent the con
tinued existence of his emotions. It
does not even know whether Mr.
Bates' life is worth $5 or 5 cents.
But perhaps he did not intend to
stun the world with a sense of a pos
sible calamity. He may have desired
merely to express the certainty of his
convictions in a striking way. We
have known men in the pride of opin
ion to wager their valued heads
against a lump of dirt on this or that
proposition. This, however, is a
vainglorious proceeding and lacking
in real honesty because it is always
based upon what is supposed to be
an absolutely sure thing.
There is another possibility, and
that is that the bet came from a feel
ing that life would not be worth liv
ing without Roosevelt in the white
house. This brings us to the gen
uine enthusiasm of your true partisan
and hero worshipper, something that
is beautiful to see for very limited
How pleasant is the thought that
the country is not put to the strain
of witness the spectacle continuously,
nor is this thought disturbed by Mr.
Mates' exuberance. If we were bet
ting lives or heads we should feel
(Kute se.:e to take a chance on that
gentleman, no matter what the result
CASE OF INFANTICIDE.
Brought To Light in Saluda County
Saluda, Sept. 3.-A case of prob
able infanticide was brought to light
yesterday afternoon near Richland
church, midway between here and
The accused is Laura Long, color
ed, and the victim her own child. The
crime, if crime it was, was perpetrated
two' weeks ago. The Long woman
disappeared on Wednesday of this
week. Suspicion being aroused
among the negroes, a searching party
was organized yesterday evening.
The sister of the accused woman,
after long hesitancy conducted the
party to the spot where the child was
left, and in the woods near the Long
woman's house the gruesome find
was made. The sister says she ac
companied the Long woman there
with the infant two weeks ago. She
further says the baby was dead when
left there. This part of the story i!
not believed. Coroner Gibson has
been notified and an inquest -will be
held today. B. W. C.
How Yesterday Was Spent at Rose
mount and Esopus.
Rosemount. Esopus. N. Y., Septem
ber 5.-Judge Trker spent a quiet
day at home today. He received no
visitors and devoted the day to rest
He went riding for a short time and
on his return to Rosemount he an
swered several letters.
At Oyster Bay.
Sagamore Hill, September 5.-La
bor day was celebrated at the presi
dent's home principally by the at
tendance on a baseball game. - Every
thing in the town is closed.
The president is spending the day
practically the same as any other day.
There are no visitors.
Shootng at Laurens.
Laurens, Sept. 5.-Yesterday about
two o'clock at Cold Point, seven
miles south of Laurens, John Chap
pell, colored, went to the house of
John W. Moore, a white farmer, 40
years old, and 6nding him and his
wife, Dolly Chappell, within, he fired
upon both, wounding the woman quite
seriously, while Moore escaped with
a flesh wound. The sheriff and a phy
ed Saturday night and today. Frank
A Serious Libel.
Mr. Editor: As I have been ac
cused of a serious crime I wish to
make a statement of facts. I knew
nothing of the warrant or its con
tents, till it was served on me. It
is false from beginning to end. A
more willful lie could not be started
from any source. As to the arti
cle in The Herald and News as to
the ill treatment of my wvife it is
false. I have never laid hands of
violence on her. and anyone making
such a statement tells an insolent lie,
I don't consider that I live in the St.
Lukes community I live about (3)
miles from St. Lukes, and about (2)
miles from either of the parties
that went after Buford.
I have half a dozen or more neigh
hors in sight of my home that say
they heard nothing of the affair till
after the warrant was sworn out.
W.T P. Leapheart.
We the undiersigned near neighbors
of WV. P. Leaphart knewv absolutely
nothing of the affair mentioned in
the above until the warrant was serva
ed: N. E. Bowers. J. K. Morris. J.
P. H armon. J. S. Bowers. J. M. Bow
ers, E. L. Hendrix, A. F. Campbell,
WX. G. Bridges. B. P. Evans. J. B.
Connelly, John WV. Dominick.,
A hobo dentist is touring Ohio. His
specialty i-s inserting teeth in pies.