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VOL. XL.NO. 97. NEWBERRY, S. C.. FRIDAY SEPTE-MBER, 23, 1904 TIEAWE,8.0AYA
Possibility That a Colony Will Set
tle in Newberry County.
Some days ago there were three
French Canadians in the county.
Messrs. Lussier. Caron, and Provost,
who were investigating land condi
tions in and around Newberry with a t
view to b-nging into this section of
the country a large colony for perma
nent settlement. They were very
much pleased with conditions in gen
ral. but found considerable fault with
the poor roads in some places, and
being accustomed to the flat land of
their own country and of the west
they did not altogether like the roll
ing and swelling which is the charac
teristic topographical feature in this
section of the south. One of the party
was particularly impressed with a
certain unusually bad strip of hilly
road and remarked with no little per
tinance, "If ever ve get ze vagon
down ze hill how vill ve get her up
They were so pleased. however, in
other respects that they are giving
the matter the most serious consider
It is their intention, if they decide
upon this 'as the most favorable lo
cality, to bring eighteen or twenty
families into the county and to divide
a large tract of land into that number
of individual farms. They desire to
raise Irish potatoes, corn', other t
grain of all kinds, hay, and similiar 1
products which our farmers sacrifice
annually upon the altar of King Cot
ton. Thus they would supply a need
ed want and in no way interfere with
our own farmers.
Messs. Lussier. Caron and Provost
have already had some experience in
the matter of colonization, Mr. Lus
sier having located several families
at Summerville this state, Mr. Caron
having lived for years in Minnesota,
and Mr. Provost having derived con
siderable experience in New England. t
It is an undisputed fact that a class
of people such as these gentlemen
represent is a most ,desirable addition
to any locality. They are noted for
thriftiness and honesty, and are the
most quiet and law abiding people on
the face of thle globe. Hundreds of
just such colonies have settled in the
western states and the wonderful rec
ords for rpospe-rity that some of these
commonwealths hold are largely due
to the steady. public-spirited enter
prise of Canadian immigration.
BATTLE EXPECTED HOURLY
In the Direction of Fu Shun, A Point I
Thirty Miles to East Mukden.
Mukden, Se'pt. 22.-A battle is ex
pected hourly in the vicinity of Fu
Shun, a place about thirty miles to the
east of Mukden.
Fall River Cotton Magnates Deny
That Mills Will Be Opened
Fall River, Mass., Sept 22.-In spite
of the rumors that have been circu
lated during the past few days that
the cotton mills here would be open
ed on the third of October, the defi
nite statement was made today by
President N. B. Borden of the Cotton
Manufacturers association that there
was nothing to indicate that the mills
wvould start at that time.
TROUBLE IN SPAIN.
Attempt Made to Take Life of Don
Carlos-Bullet Missed its Mark.
Venyo, Spain, Sept. 22.-An at
tempt was made on the life of Don
Carlos, the Spanish pretender, as he
was taking his regular- morning stroll
A man fired at him pointblank but,
the bullet missed its mark. His as
ine Impression Created by Col.
George Johnstone in Conway.
Col. George Johnstone has made a
)ig impressoon in Conway, where he
vas employed by the defense in the
:ase of the state against S. F. Bourne
own marshall. for killing Walter E.
Porter. The News & Courier give3
he following report of the affair:
The trial of S. F. Bourne, town
narshall. for the killing of Walter E.
>orter, is nearing its end. All the
vitnesses for the defence have been
xamined and the lawyers are now
naking their speeches. During the
veek there has been legal sparring
>etween the solicitor and Col. Geo.
ohnstone counsel for the defence,
n which Col. Johnstone's great pow
!rs were seen to their full advan
age. The impression he has made
tere is simply wonderful: everybody
s talking about it and about him.
)ne astute countryman said yester
lay that Munroe Johnson had hook
id on to the biggest load of freight
te ever tried to pull. Without in
ending to disparage a fine lawyer
Lnd an able officer, it is not going
oo far to say that the solicitor has
tad his hands full this time. Con
rressman Scarborough has taken a
,and in the game also. and as Mr.
;carborough has a well-deserved
erutation as a lawyer and speaker,
here has been a most notable legal
>attle from start to finish, and the
:ourt house has been overtaxed
very hour since the case fairly be
an. Everybody wishes to hear and
ee more of Gecrge Johnstone. Mr.
-I. H. Woodward and Col. C. F.
)uattlebaum are also consulting at
orneys in this case, or whatever the
egal gentry term it.
A Way To Ventilate a Car.
Bad news travels fast, according
o the proverb, but good news will
ometimes get home over a long road.
4or instance, here is word by wire
rom Washington that a Brooklyn
nan has foufid out how to ventilate
This problem of airing the intcrior
> public vehicles shelves itself ha sum
ner. the season of open doors and
vindows. In the winter it vexes
orely the soul of every passenger
vho puts a proper live-saving value
m his breathing apparatus.
Dr. Walker proceeds. it appears
rom the report, by the notably log
cal process of making holes in the
:ar. These apertures do not look
>ackward, like elevated train ventila
ion .slides, expecting fresh air to
>ursue and catch up with them, but
hey open from the "sash ,deck"~ to
vard the roof. Outside the car, be
ween the holes, a shingle's inter
erence throws the fresh air into the
irst opening, while circulation forces
he impure air out at the second.
This is a simple scheme. Washing
on says it works. May not other
:ities have a breathing demonstration
>f the plan in the winter that is com
Tromsoe, Norway, Seut Ig.-W\. S.
Thamp, secretary to Win. Ziegler,
nd who was in cliarge of the relief
~xpedition sent to search for the Ar
:tic exploration steamer America, ar
-ived here yesterday afternoon at I
>'clock on board the steamer Frithjof.
[he Frithjof reached latitude 79 de
~rees 1o seconds north.
Mr. Champ in a statement given
>ut here says:
"I regret to report my failure to
each Franz Josef Land. The ice
:onditions were insurmountable and
he approaching winter and the heavy
rost compelled us to abandon further
~ffort to get north."
Wise men sell good advice, while
fools pay for the privilege of giving
RED MEN'S GREAT COUNCIL.
Mr. J. H. Hair Tells of Great Western
Trip to St. Louis and St.
Mr. J. H. Hair has just returned
.rom his western trip to the St.
Louis exposition and the great coun
cil of the Red Men at St. Joseph.
Missouri. He was accompanied by
his wife ard spent part of the time
with the Newberry party which left
for St. Louis at the same time with
him. Mr. Hair tells of many inter
csting experiences both at the ex
position and at the great council.
lie says that a special train. com
posed entirely of sleepers, conveyed
ihe Red Men and their familieq from
St. Louis to St. Joseph. The great
council itself was a grand success,
the reports showing a wonderful in
crease in the number of Red Men
all over the United States, and show
ing that the order was in a flourish
ing condition. The most pleasant
feature of the whole council was a
long succession of social events
arranged by the local daughters of
Pocahontas for the delectation of
the wives and families of the Red
Men. On Monday they gave a trol
ley ride through the beautiful su
burban parks and to the lake. On
Tuesday there was a grand carnival,
and on Wednesday there was a bar
becue. Mr. Hair said that every
state and territory in the Union was
represented at this 'cue. Venison,
Kansas corn. and Missouri beer
were furnished for the assembly. All
manner of pleasurle devices were in
operation for the young people.
swings, boats on the lake, merry-go
rounds. shoot-the-schutes. etc.
On Thursday the business of the
council was brought to a close svith
the election of officers for the next
two years. They were: Pres.. T. H.
Watts. of Alabama: Great Senior
Sagamore. J. W. Cherry, of Virginia:
Great Junior Sagamore. W. S. Bird,
of Kansas. The office of president
is the same as that of Great Inco
honee. After the business was con
chided the party left St. Joseph on
the same special train and went back
to St. Louis.
Saturday was Red Mens' day at
the exposition. The grounds were
decorated for the occasion and the
parade was the feature of the day.
Tht procession was over a mile and
one half long, the participants march
ing four deep. Five brass bands
were in the parade including a band
of rea! Tndians. The ladies took part
in the parade. apr opriately costum
ed and carrying parasols on which
were inscribed the name and num
ber of the lodges t. -yhich they
belonged. Every Red Man in the
procession carried a baner represent
ing his state and tribe.
The procession marched to the
Fraternal Building where a grand re
ception wvas held. It was generally
conceded that this parade was the
finest that the exposition had seen.
The Red Mens' room in the Frater
nal building is one of the most in
teresting and beautifully decorated
apartments in the grounds.
Mr. Hair and his party left St.
Louis on Saturday afternoon, stop
ped over at Chattanooga on Sunday
to take in the trip to Lookout Moun
tain over the inclined railway, and
arrived in Newberry on Monday.
Insurance Agent-What are the
proofs of your husband's death, ma
The Widow-Well, he has been.
home for the last three nights.
The Berlin health board assumed
the population of that city, on July
I, to be 2,040,455. This is 70,000
too much, according to the statisti
cal department, which does not ex
pect the city to reach the 2,000,000
marke before October.
Meeting to Convene Simultaneously
With That Of Farmers'
Columbia. Sept. 22.--Gov. He vward
in response to a request from H1arvie
Jordan president of the Farmer's
National congress. which will con
ene simultaneousiv with the South
-:rn Cotton Growers' c)vevion m
St. Louis on Sept. 26. has named a
:Omplete list of dclegates to these
o gatherings from this state. In
naming the delegate:; the governor.
realizing the great importance of
:hese gatherings this year has, after
-onference with the commissioner of
agriculture. commerce and immigra
tion. endeavore.d to select as far as
possible men from the different coun
ties who have large farming interests
and are much concerned in the cot
Georgia is to be represented by 275
delegates, North Carolina 200, Ala
bama 200, Texas 70o and Virginia roo.
The Georgia delegation will go on
a special train leaving Atlanta Satur
dlay evening. For this trip the special
io-day coach excursion rates will be
in force the tickets on sale on Satur
day. The delegates will of course
pay their own expenses. The gover
nor requests the announcement made
that if there are any other represen
tative farmers in the state who wish
to go as delegates he would esteem
it a favor if they would write him at
once. If those named will advise the
commissioner of agriculture and im
migration of their intention to go,
information as to rates will be sent
them and the governor will forward
each a commission: in this way un
necessary work in drawing tip com
missiones for those who do not go
will be avoided.
The Chinese Once Used Small Bonze
Knives For Money.
Knife money, a spcies of ancient
Chinese currency, was associated with
the state of Ts'i. one of the most
powerful of the early subdivisions of
the Celestial Empire. which came in
to power B. C. 1122 and was subdued
by the rival state of Ts'in. B. C. 224.
This quaint form of money consist
ed of small curved bronze knives,
some seven inches in length. with in
scribed blades and handles termina
ting in rings.
This knife money d1 'ped otut of
use with the redtuction of Ts'i, but
was revived by the usurper Wang
Mang, who was murdered A. D. 23.
The issue of this potentate were half
as long again as the earlier currency.
They were also much thicker, and
the ring at the end of the handle was
replaced by a rim and central square
hole resembling the hole in the mod
erni "cash." Other Chinese curren
cies of great antiquity and of sim
ilar sort were adze money, or shall
hatchets, with such varieties of tool
c7urrency as chisels. spades and
planes. all of which passed from hand
to hand in the ordinary way as a
In the office of William Waldorf
Astor orn the Thomas Embankment
stands a steel desk, one of the cur
iosities of which is the petty cash
drawei, always filled with sovereigns.
Mr. Astor, it is said, likes to feel that
he is always in command of sufficient
ready cash to buy anything that may
happen to catch his eye, and thus
from the couple of thousand pounds
in his drawers he takes handftuls of
gold just as necessity may require.
The number of furnaces in blast
in the United Kingdom for the quar
te'r ending June 30 last was 329. and
the estimated make of pig iron for
the half-year is 4,21nn00
PARDONED BY GOVERNOR.
Henry Williamson a White Man of
Greenwood County Freed by
Governur Heyward on Monday
acted on a petition for a pardon in-a
very unusual case from Greenwood
county and one which at the time ex
cited considerable comment and in
dignation. Henry Williamson. a
white man, was convicted in Green
wood county of ascault and battery
with intent to kill and sentenced to
nve years in the penitentiary. An ap
peal was taken to the supreme court
and the decision of Judge Gary in the
!ower court was sustained. William
sor. was charged with brutally horse
-,vhipping J. H. Werts. a white man,
because the latter had ;nade some re
marks about him and when the horse
whipping was done \Villiamson had a
negro to hold Werts so that he could
not get away or defend himself. Snow
was given the same sentence, and in
March. 1903. they commenced -serv
Last December a petition was pre
sented to the governor for the pardon
of Williamson and Snow on the
ground that both had been sufficiently
punished. The petition contained
654 names, all promient men
)f the county and al, county of
ncials. A delegation from Green
wood county also came down to urge
the pardon and a letter was obtained
from Capt. Griffith, superintendent of
the penitentiary. stating that "the
conduct of Williamson had been ex
cellent. that he gave no trouble and
was a faithful worker." Solicitor
Sease recommended the pardon in
December and Judge Gary stated the
following: "I join in the recommen
dation of the solicitor and recom
mend that Williamson be pardoned
at once as I am satisfied that his pun
ishment has been amply sufficient to
meet the requirement of law."
Upon th investigation of the mat
ter Governor Heyward found that
the offense was of considerable gravi
ty and was also informed that there
was strong opposition to the pardon
from brothers of Werts and that they
had employed counsel to fight it
In view of the fact that Williamson
had been in jail eighteen inonths and
in view of the recommendation of the
judge and solicitor the governor de
cided to follow up the petition fur
ther. He found that the wife of WVil
liamson was in a critical condition
and also that from the petition pire
sented showed that the sentiment of
the people was for the pardon as the
A few days ago the governor re
ceived the following letter from the
brothers of Werts. who had opposed
"We are brothers of J. H. Werts,
the prosecutor in the case of H. R.
Williamson, brought by the state, and
we employed counsel to prosecute
the case. Williamson was convicted
and sentenced to five years in the
state prison, and has served about
eighteen months. As to the petition
for his pardon we have instructed our
attorneys to .withdraw further oppo
sition after October 1st on account of
the condition of Mrs. Williamson
whose health we are reliably inform
ed is in a critical state." This was
signed by R. M. Werts and G. M.
In view of the critical condition of
Mrs. Williamson the governor de
cided not to wait until October ist,
but he signed the order for his par
don Monday. As it was only right
that Snow should be released his par
(Ion was also issued.
Late Monday afternoon Governor
Heyward received word that J. H.
WXerts, the prosecutor, had also writ
ten a letter recommending the par