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VOL. XL.NO. 92. INW BERRY. S. 0; FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9. 1904 TWICE A WEE.$.5l A
Hundreds of Conflicting Reports
From Many Varied Sources.
St. Petersburg. Sept. 8.-Little in
formation has been officially received r
regarding the position of the Rus- c
sian troops around Mukden.. Unof- E
ficial dispatches are plentiful but no I
official information is furnished.k.,
One result of this lack of official
-news is a large crop of wild rumors. J
One of these had it that the Rus- t
sians had defeated the Japanese 3
forces and that General Kuroki was I
among the killed. I t
Another asserts that two Japanese f
Generals have been taken prisoners
with their entire forces also captured. c
A third rumor states that the Rus
sians have retired, while a fourth de- C
nies this and asserts that an artillerv
battle is in progress along the rail
None of these rumors can be con
firmed or denied.
It is reported that the Japanese as
sert it is their intention to take Muk- 1
den and then rest there unti! spring
when a battle will occur, probably
near Mukden, and throughout thd
winter the Japs say they will hurry
re-inforcements to the front.
Gems Captured. t
respondent of the Exchange company
wires that news has been received
there of the capture of a large amount
of ammunition and a quantity of guns
for the Japanese during the retreat of
the Russians from Liao Yang. r
The Mikado's forces are said to
'have captured one hundred and thir- 4
ty-two wagons of provisions and thir- a
ty-eight wagons loaded with ammuni
tion at Pan ,Kian Pou. t
. Ninety-seven field guns were also
captured, and at the charge of Kia
pushoxhere were several thousand
small arms captured.
The People's Bank.
The People's National Bank, of
Prosperity, have not borrowed any r
money during the year and while I
their discounts have been large dur- -1
ing the months when money is e
scarcest their cash balances has av- C
eraged about the same, a fact show- v
ing that their deposit account has been v
rapidly growing. We invite your at- r
tention to their announenrent in j
Kind Friends: I wish to thank you
for the support which you gave me r
in the recent elction. For those e
who cave me no support I have only C
the kindest feelings.
G. S. Moore. I
Last week Rev. J. H. Pearcy, pas
tor of the Baptist church here, was
assisted in a series of services by c
the Rev. L. W. Swope, of the Bush
River church. Brother Swope cap
tured the hearts of everybody by his -c
sound, earnest, and able sermons, as
well as by his genial and pleasant
manners while out of the pulpit. This
meeting will be long :--membered b~y
the people of Whitmire. During
thie meetings there were four addi- I
tze'ns by letter and ::.e by baptism,
v .h three more awritine~ baptism.
,,'n Sunday, the 5th inst., our
graded school opened with - about ~
fifty pupils. Prof. F. L. Bradham
is a graduate of Wofford and comes
to us well-recommended. Miss a
Bertha Anderson was with us last
3.ear, and we are all very much re
;oiced at her return. We predict
a prosperous session. P.
Various and All About. .. ....TT
The hour for the meeting of the
rimary and Junior union has been
hanged to 5 p. in., Fridays, instead :
TO TAKE WASHINGTON.
;eneral Bell Contemplating Second
and Last Problem.
Gainesville, Va., September 8.-At
ine this morning General Bell, the
ommander of the brown army, be
an his attack on the blues for the
urpose of forcing his way toward
It is supposed that his ultimate ob
ect is an assault upon the capital of
he United States. This is the second
nd last of the manoeuvre problems
aid down by General Corbin,
he corps commander, the
rst being ended yesterday.
Owing to the exhausted condition
f the troops after the first day's
ghting, the beginning of the sec
n problem was set forward -nine
Chicago, Sept. 8.-Burglars entered
he mansion of B. L. Crawford, pres
lent of the National Biscuit com
any, early this morning, in the fash
>nable district at Evanston.
While engaging in their work Miss
sabel MacPherson, a sister of Mrs.
:rawford, surprised them. One rob
>er grabbed a bottle of carbolic acid
rom his pocket and threw the con
ents in the face of the young wo
aan. He escaped. Miss MacPher
on will be disfigured for life.
Bob Taylor Married Again.
Bristol, Va., Sept. 8.-Ex-Gov. Rob
rt L. Taylor of Tennessee was mar
ied to Miss Mami St. John of Chil
owie, Va., yesterday afternoon at
.30 o'clock. The wedding occurred
t the bride's home and was attend
d by many of the wide circle of rela
Gov. Taylor has been married three
imes, having been divorced only a
ew months ago from his second
7ife at Knoxville. Gov. and Mrs.
aylor will reside in Bristol.
Danville, Va. Sept. 8.-W. T. Har
is, Wicker Armes, Dan H. Talley,
ud F. Pruitt, Gorge C. Mills, R. J.
.ynch and Whit Meyrs were convict
d yesterday in the corporation court
if being participants in the mob,
when an attempt was nade several
reeks ago to lynch the negro. Roy
eals, charged wth murder, cinfined
a the city jail.
Hair & Havird.
Mrs. J. H. Hair of this enterprising
rm, has recently returned from the
orthern markets where she purchas
d a fine and up-to-date stock and ac
uainted herself with the latest mod
s in hats and trimmings. They are
repared to serve their trade better
han ever before and those who visit
heir store will testify to this fact..
They are prepared with the latest
a their line and here you will al
rays find the most polite and courte
us attention, whether you desire to
purchase or not. They invite an
nspa-tion of their line by the ladies
f the city and the county.
Worse Than the Upper Ten.
"Only the upper ten go to your
hurch don't they?" inquired the plain
"ges," replied the organist of the
well church, "but they're, not a cir
umstance to the uppish tenor in our
The new army regulations, says the
ashington correspondent of the
few York Tribune, will prohibit the
nutilation of manes, tails and fore
ocks of horses. It is stipulated that
here shall be no alteration in the
ength of these appendages by dock
ng, banging or clipping. Those in
harge of the animals shall do only
ucli trimming and clipping as may
e necessary to prevent a shaggy ap
Big Time With Democratic Editors
Esopus, Sept. 8.-Judge Parker
formally received the democratic ed
itors, in his home at Rosemount, to
day. The reception iyas the occas
ion for many speeches. the chief
among them being the speech by
Charles W. Knapp, on: behalf of the
editors, and the response by Judge
Esopus. September 8.-The steam-:
er St. John, bearing on board the
contingent of democratic scribes,
drew up along the Rosemount dock
at eleven-twenty this morning.
All were enthusiastic and were bent
upon exhibiting it, as they cheered
the candidate lustily while the steam
er was making fast.
The trip from New York was un
eventful. There were six hundred in
The committee and the editors
were inspired by the strains of the
"Star-Spangled Banner" rendered by
a band, as they climbed up the hill
to Parker's house.
The Judge met them at the piazza.
After a general handshaking the par
ty stopped out on the lawn and
Charles W. Knapp. of St. Louis,
spoke for half an hour.
The address by Mr. Knapp consist
ed mostly of a eulogy on Parker,
coupled with the assurance that he
1 would have the heartiest and strong
est support of all the democratic edi
tors in the country. The speaker
predicted democratic success in No
Judge Parker's Response.
judge Parker, after expressing his
pleasure in greeting at Rosemount
the representatives of the American
press, and pointing out the great
power. that lay in their hands, said:
"There are questions of great im
portance to be passed upon by the
people in November, questions that
it will be your duty and therefore,
I ass'ume, : our pleasure as well, to
present honestly and clearly so that
the people may. understand them."
Judge Parker continued and stated
that he would take up but one feature
of the republican platform.
He said, "They have displayed their
capacity for rule by a government
which has been made conspicuous by
incapacity and infirmity of purpose."
Judge Parker said he would like to
compare the Cleveland administra
tion with any administration of theI
republicans since 186o.
The comparison, he said, would
show that under democratic control
the administration purely of the fath
ers had been observed in the conduct
of the government.
No one of its departments then
was permeated, as of late, with cor
ruption rivalling the days of the star
He said that the democratic policy
had been makng successful efforts to
cut down, or rather to check, the
growth of expenditures, and that it
ended each time in cutting down the
expenses which were within the con
trol of the executive department be
low the expenses of the preceding
administration. After 1868 the re
publicans had shown reckless extrav
agance and waste of the people's
Judge Parker concluded with an
appeal for perfect harmony in the
conducting of the campaign.
Several prominent Danish educa
tors and members of the parliament
of that country, are visiting in New
York for the purpose of studying
American methods of teaching.
Andrew W. Wallace, of Philadelphia,
a prominent man, killed himself on
Tuesday, after sending letters to his
daughter requesting her to take care
of hi things.
JOHN G. MOBLEY.
Candidate For Railroad Commission
The railroad commission has be
come an office of great importance.
Re.cognizing this, we nominate John
Glover Mobley, of Fairfield coun
tv. for railroad commissioner. He
is a lawyer by education, and has
been admitted to the Bar of our
state. For a number of years he
ias been engaged in farming and
dairy husbandry. and has done much
to improve the breeding of horses and
dairy cattle. He is a practical farmer,
thoroughly in sympathy with the ag
ricultural interests, manufacturing
and the development of our resources
along the lines of industry. ' Al
though a mere boy in '76, he rendered
most efficient service to the demo
:ratic party when radical misrule was
:>verthrown and white supremacy es
tablished. He has always taken an
active part in politics. and has ever
regarded the interest of a friend as
his own. He is a member of the
military of the state, and has been
connected with the service for many
years. He is a director of the State
Agricultural and Mechanical society,
and has held that position for four
teen years. He is also president of
the South Carolina Live Stock and
Dairyman's association. In the leg
islature , his ability and knowledge
r>f the law and his fairness were well
displayed; always courteous, but de
termined in his support of the right.
In recognition of his worth, the
legislature made him a director of
the State penitentiary almost unan
imously. He was a candidate in the
last election for railroad commission
er, and received a most handsome
vote, being third in the race of ten
candidates. At its next session the
legislature re-elected him a director
f the State penitentiary for the sec
ond time by an almost unanimous
vote. Captain Mobley possesses the
golden art of making friends. Cour
teous in manner. and firm in char
acter, he would make a popular, as
well as a most capable official. He
would study the problem of trans
portation, and do ustice without fear
or favor. The splendid vote he re
ceived in the last election for rail
road commissioner warrants his
friends in agAin placing his name in
nomination and respectfully submit
ting his qualinicatons and his pre-em
inent fitness for the office to the peo
ple of the state.
G. WV. Ragsdale, state senator.
W. J. Johnson, representative.
T. WV. Traylor, representative.
C. S. Ford. reprenestative.
J. E. McDonald, attorney at law,
Winnsboro. S. C.
James Q. Davis, cashier Winns
J. E. Williams. forenian News and
Herald, Winnsboro, S. C.
H. A. Gailliard, president Mt. Zion
Samuel C. Cathcart, farmer.
J. D. McCarley, merchant.
Josiah J. Obear, druggist.
Robert WV. Matthews. machinist.
Thomas H. Ketchin, mayor of
Winnsboro, and member of Sta:
Juo. C. Buchanan, M. D.
J. WV. Beauchamp, granite cutter.
WV. M. Dampier, mill operative.
Unanimously Endorsed by Fairfield
County Democratic Convention,
May 2, 19go4.
Whereas, the Hon. John G. Mobley,
has been prevailed upon by his num
erous friends throughout the state
to nter the race for railroad commis
sioner, he enjoys the entire confi
dence and esteem of all the people
of this county, who take pleasure in
bearing testimony to his worth as
a man and as a citizen; and whereas,
it is believed that if elected to the
office he will stand for the rights of
the people and for a firm administra
tio of the law; therefore be it re
A FATAL WRECK.
Freight Ran Away Yesterday
Smashed Into Scrap Iron.
Altoona, Penn., Sept. 8.-Two men
were killed and four others were seri
ously and perhaps fatally injured in
a wreck this morning of a runaway
freight train on the Pennsylvania
The engineer of the train lost con
trol of his engine some miles from
the world-renowned curve known as
"horseshoe bend" and by the time
the train had reached that point it
was running at a rate almost unheard
of for a freight.
When the train struck the curve
it was lifted clear of the track and
hurled rolling down the embankment.
It was smashed into scrap-iron.
Banquet At Waldorf-Astoria In Their
New York Sept. 8.-Nearly co
democratic editors from all parts 6f
the United States met at the banquet
at the Waldbyf-Astoria last night, the
occasion being a national conference
of the democratic editors which was
called at the instance of the demo
cratic national committee.
The toast list included several of
the best known democratic editors
of the country and all of them re
sponded to toasts on political sub
Advertised letters remaining in
postoffice for week ending August
B.-Livieve Bird, Miss Hattie
Belle Brown, Mrs. Lillie May Brown.
C.-Mariah Cleland, Miss Daisia
Crouder, Miss Loulie Cullum.
D.-Mr. Steven Davis.
E-Mr. P. B. Ellesor, Mrs. Katie
Evins, Mr. W. C. Ellis.
G-Miss Anne Glenn.
J-Mrs. Ellen Johnson.
R-Miss Bessie Ruth.
S-F. A. Smith. )
S-F. A. Smith. Mr. Sim5 Stemart.
W-Mrs. A. W. Welch
cP'rsons asking for tlicse letters
will please say they were advertised.
Chas. J. Purcell, P. M.
The pernicious insect, supposed
heretofore to be a woodtick, that is
responsible for the disease common
in certain parts of Montana and Idaho
in the spring, known as spotted fever,
is according to medical experts, an
animal parasite. It is found particu
larly upon the gopher, the pest of
farmers in many localities.
The disease produced by the bite
of this insect, is similiar in some re
spects to spinal meningitis, but it is
even more deadly, the percentage of
recGveries being very small. Every
farmer's boy who has pursued the
elusive gopher to his hole and be
yond through the t:unnels that con
nect-the various chambers of his sub
terranean abode knows how utterly
impossible it is to exterminate these
creatures by active assault or block
ade. Thus, while to exterminate the
tick and destroy the possibility of the
contagion known as spotted fever, the
chance of immunity from the scourge
through war upon this creature is
Gophers seem to thrive upon the
toxin produced by the bite of their
special parasite, while to human be
ings it is fatal. This is one of the
idiosyncrasies of nature that is inex
plicable, and to meet and counteract it
is the task to which the bacteriologist
has set himself.
That this convention does hereby
endorse the candidacy of the Hon.
John G. Mobley, and recommend him
to the most ra,orable consideration
of the v'te? af the state.