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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as second class matter.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27.
The Williamson Pardon.
The Herald and News has already
published the facts in the case of
Henry Williamson. It concerns
Newberry in that the prosecutor has
brothers and other relations in this
county and the reference to which we
take exception in the editorial of
the State has to do with Newberry
We do not propose to criticize-the
verdict nor the action of the
governor in granting the par
don, though a petition signed
by more than 6oo citizens of Green
wood county was presented to the
governor asking the pardon and it
was 'lso recommended by the judge
and -solicitor who tried the case. Mr
Werts' brothers in this county, who
are good and true citizens, employed
Hunt, Hunt & Hunter to assist the
solicitor in the prosecution.
It is also true that Mrs. Williamson is
in bad health and is very much in
need of the services and assistance of
het Ritsband. Only a few days ago
the riter of this had a most pathetic
letter.rom her stating very frankly
her situation and condition. In view
of these ,Ci*umstances the Wertses
simply withdrew their opposition to
any action the governor might feel
it his duty'to take. They neithei
recTmended nor opposed the par
The State concludes its criticism
with the following sentence: "The fact
that the Wert's family finally agreed to
clemency is, it seems to us, additional
evidence of the present influence of
money in criminal cases in South Car
The only conclusion to be drawn
from this is that the Wertses have
'been influenced by money considera
tionrs in withdrawing their opposition
to the pardon. This il not true and
is -really a - reflection upon good and
true citizens of this county and we
cannot let this statement or serious
charge against citizens of Newberry
county pass without entering our pros.
As to the matter of granting par
dons we are among those who be
lieve that punishment is not solely
for the purpose of imposing physical
- - punishment. The ends of justice
may be reached just as well in many
cases by granting pardons and some
times more may be done that is bene
ficial, to humanity by granting the
pardon than by refusing it.
- In this particular case, knowing the
parties and the circumstances as we
do, we commend the action of the
W'artses in withdrawing their opposi
tion and the governor in granting the
pardon. Longer confinement of Wil
'liamson could not add to the punish
ment. 'The law has been vindicated.
The innocent who are suffering will
be relieved. The governor has done
the right thing.
'The 9report of the superintendent
of compulsory %ucation in Chicago
will show that- there are but 856 boys
of the legal age who are not attend
ing school in that city. Chicago has
a population of,erhaps a half-mil
lion more persons than the state of
South Carolina. Yet with her 5oo,
ooo less inhabitants, think of the ben
eficent results could South Carolina
say that less than 1,ooo of her sons
were being denied the inestimable ad
vantage of a common school educa
tion Think of the effect upon her
citizenship 25 years hence !--Colum
nid yet there are people in South
Carolina in high position who oppose
compulsory education because the
negro is here. They see a -nigger
in the wood pile" on every occasion.
Thev do not seem to realize the fact
that the negro is today taking advan
tage of all the education that is being
offered while many white children
Ire being denied the advantages of
the poor schools that are offered
them. They do not realize the fact
that no child is an a, -:ent but a
part of the divine plan and has rights
that even the parents should be made
to respect. Every child is created
for some wise purpose in the divine
plan and is entitled to the very best
advantages that can,be given to make
a useful citizen.
Education of the right kind is good
We will sell you
merchandise for thE
. any house in NewbE
it pay you to buy yot
g Fall Dry Goo
from us. C
17 yds. best 36-in.
0 Cash purchase.
The Right F
The Oldest, Lart
House in TI
Furniture,: We have a full line
bureaus, springs, mattresses, and ah
Elegant reed rockers, $1.75 eac
Capes, Jackets, Ready-made S
nice and stylish. We invite eve
stock and make their selections.
People say that the Moseleys c
make a profit. What difference do
long as you ge-t the goods?
An Elegant eight-day clock
crockery, stoves, etc., we claim to
Choice seed oats, sixty cents.
Our millinery business is const
fall is simply superb. Many novell
iust right to suit the ladies. Our al
we have the old reliable Bay State
fine ladies shoes we have the Kanat
New Idea and otllrs.
After standin4 the storm for ti
front this fall with a large and1
Remember thait we sell almost ever
Our .motto is, never misrepresent ati
thirty-si :inches to the yard, and si
and square dealing to all, black at
bugle makes the announcement thai
prints, black, silver grays, and oth<
White homespun, 6jc. per yard.
We have the new things in dre
jackets, hats, caps, men's boys' you
Five drawer ballbearing drop
cheaper machine for $12-5o
Elegant groand coffee, ten cen1
We have a beautiful line of gu
goods, the prices of the guns rangia
Dont buy until you see our old
They are the best on the market. W
are beauties. *Why pay sixty-five<
them from seven dollars up.
Can sell you a beautiful organ,
eleagnt, five years' guarantee, for $
for every body and if the parent does
not appreciate the value to his child
of an education then the state has a
right to step in and say you shall give
that child such education as will fit
it for the duties of citizenship.
Sale of Personal Property.
As administrator of Sarah E. Mills.
deceased. I will sell at her late resi
dence on Thursday, 13th of October.
1904. all the personal property of
which she died seized and possessed.
Terms: Cash. 2t
J. C. Mills.
A petition was filed to have the
American German bank. of Sydney.
Ohio, and all its stockholders de
more good, honest
same money than +
rry. We will make
is, Shoes and.
lome to the
Sea Island $1 .00.
ist and Cheapest
of full funiture suits, beds, chairs,
o mattings, carpets, rugs, etc.
kirts, a beautiful ne w line, new and
rybody to come and see our fall
ant sell the goods at the price and
es it make to you what people say as
for $ .99. In hardware, tinware,
mtly growing and our display this
:ies are displa.yed an.d our prices are
20e deps.itment is now complete and
brand, Battle Axe, Wolf. etc. In
ina, the Autocrat, the Radcliff, the
ie last forty years we come to the
vell-selected stock of mierchandee.
ything, from a cambric needle up.
1 article to make a sale. We give
xteen ounces to the pound. Fair
id white. The first sound of the
t we are selling all our standard
:r designs, at five cents per. yard.
3ea Island 5c. Riverside plaid 64c.
ss goods, trimmings, notions, capes,
ths' clothing, trunks, valises and
2ead sewing machine, $17-93, and a
is per pound.
ns, shells, wads, and other sporting
ag from $3.99 to $2o.oo.
reliable Elm and Iron king stoves.
e have ranges for $20 oo each. They
lollars for a stove when we have
stool included, walnut finish, tone
Now ready foi
* iness with ful
0 dise of good c
0 reasonable pr
two big store4
0 contains the
as well as the
0 tial things w
0 peals to the
here that s
0 need Dress G<
0 mestics Outin
0 Give us a
ties, low pric
* Your trade wanted oi
* below a
1. MEDICINES. We handle t
but do not charge exorbitant prices
prescriptions prepared by skilled p1
*2. TOILET AR TICLES, Per
Brushes, Syringes, etc.
*3- BOX PAPER, Tablets, Ink. ]
4. LAMP BURNERS, Chimney
5 . CUT GLASS. Prices the lov
*6. CHINAWARE, Beautiful pie
* No Drug Store in South Carolina
er one. *
s full of
es, hon- +
g, polite 0
1Ie As e
i articles named
be highest quality Drugs, +
Every me dicine and all
fumnery, Soaps, Combs,*
ces, suitable for weddings.*
can please you better.