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VOL. XL. NO. 10. NEWBERRY. S. C.. FRIDAY OCTOBER 14. 1904 TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEAR
White Men Fight With Shotguns
M. M. Morse Dead and W. L.
Monday night near Richardsonville,
in the western part of Saluda coun
ty. M. M. Morse was shot and in
stantly killed, and W. L. Henderson
was wounded in the right hand, in
the left arm, and sprinkled with shot
in other parts of the body.
Both parties were white and the
N capons used were shotgun-,. Just
how the affair was started and who
did the shooting which resulted so
tragically will probably never be
straightened out. It is known that
bad blood has existed between the
dead man and Henderson, and each
has been carrying a shotgun for the
other for some time.
Several days ago as'Henderson was
traveling the road by Morse's home
Morse came out with a gun, and get
ting the drop on Henderson, proceeded
to abuse him in the most violent man
ner. Morse, it will be recalled, is
the man whose home was shot into
some months ago at night. There
after Governor Heyward offered a
reward for the capture of the parties
bat nothing ever came of it. From
what can be gathered the basis of the
trouble 'seems to have been of a do
mestic nature. A niece of Hender
son married Morse's son and they
were parted in the early part of the
year. Henderson's brother then went
for his daughter and carried her to
his home. To this action the dead
man took exception and there has
been an almost continual row ever
since, W. L. Henderson being
eventually drawn into the affair.
The night when the killing occur
red Morse and his son-in-law, Mike
DeLoach, were returning home from
Edgefield. They were in a buggy
and Morse was carrying his gun. It
appears that they met in the center
of the road, and that after a few
words the shooting commenced. Just
who the -:gresor was can not be
ascertained. One report is that
Morse was shot two or three times
the fatal shot being fired into the
abdomen. Henderson's right hand
will probably have to be amputated
and he may lose his left arm.
W. L. Henderson, it will be recall
ed, figured in the first murder trial
ever held in Saluda county, being
tried together with his father and
brother for killing John Buzhardt.
All of them were acquitted.
Morse, the dead man, it is said, was
unfortunately almost always in a broil
with someone, and his tragical tak
ing off is no great surprise. An in
quest was held on Tuesday.
THE SALUDA KILLING.
Morse Was Shot With Rifle From
Saluda, October 12.--Reports ob
tainabb~ in the Morse Henderson
homicide are few and very meagre.
Coroner Gibson yesterday empanelled
a jury of inquiry, but was delayed un
til a late hour last night in getting
a physician, and when one was ob
tained the wife of the dead man
whose body had been carried home,
absolutely forbade the physician to
touch it. Only one or two witness
es were examined and the inquest
was adjourned until Friday. In the
meanwhile an effort will be made to
get a physician to hold a post-mor
tem examination, and it is said that
the body will be completely disect
It now appears that the killing
smacks more of assassination than
as the result of an open altercation.
Mike DeLoach, wvho was in the bug
gy with Morse at the time of the
shooting, in his testimony said they
met Henderson's wagon in the road
-at a place too narrow to pass. The
party drawing the wagon was aske
to draw up a little. Thereupon W. I
Henderson stepped out from the re,
of the wagon and drawing his pi!
tol, said, "God damn you, I have g<
you where I have wanted you fc
a long time," and fired. Morse in
mediately seized his gun and fire
both barrels at Henderson, simultar
eculsly with Henderson's second sho
Immediately there was shootin
from Morse's rear.
The jury of inquiry viewed th
place where the shooting occurre
and near the edge of the road track
were found as if made by some on
in waiting. These tracks led ot
across a field, and from the appeai
ance the party making them was rur
ning at full speed. Fifty yards awa
and in the route of these tracks th
shell of a Krag-Jorgensen bull<
freshly fired was picked up.
From other sources it was learr
ed that the party on the one-hors
wagon was a negro, Will Culbreatl
whom Henderson was then movin
off Morse's place. A warrant ha
been issued for the negro. but he ha
not been found.
On a clue obtained by some mean
the attorney for the state had a wai
rant issued for Alfred Free, a youn
white man of about 21 years of ag<
Tt seems to be the impression tha
he is the party who used the rifli
He was arrested on yesterday ever
ing and carried to the inquest, bt
last night he disappeared.
An examination of the dead man
body showed two wounds, one i
front and the other in the rear. Th
one in front is supposed to have bee
made by a pistol and the one in t
rear with a rifle. It may develo
that both wounds were made by shot
from the rear going entirely throug
the body. A singular coincidenc
was the fact that the dead man Mors
and the wounded man Henderso
were both found in the road withi
a few feet of each other. Henderso
being so badly used up by his woun
that he was unable to get away.
Public sentiment, it is said, is prel
ty strong in the vicinity of the kil:
ing and the opinion prevails thz
when the facts* are brought to ligh
if such is ever done, it will be show
that the killing was an assassing
tion pure and simple.
Mr. Able represents the state whil
Mr. Gregory is in charge of the otht
Saluda Keeps Up Her Reputatio
For Murder and Sudden
Another killing was added to th
already long list summed up to thi
credit, or discredit, of Saluda cor
ty, when Elliot Clarke, a colore
man, was shot by Long Goldson, ar
other of the same race.
There were no - details of the a:
fair obtainable at a late hour yes
terday afternoon, but it is understoo
that the shooting occurred lase WVec
nesday evening, and that Clarkei
either dead or dying.
The affair occurred at George M
Black's store, just beyond WVise
Clarke lived on the place of M
H. B. Black, and Goldson was Ii,
ing on Mn. J. A. Black's place. Goki
son made his escape immediately a:
ten the shooting and has not bee
heard of since.
Gus-You never had spunk enoug
to make a proposal in your life. Wh
did you tell Miss Prettie that yo
were engaged to two girls?
George- So she'd want to get rr
away from them.
Tontraband of war. including m;
terial to make powder. will be ca:
ried by the Japanese steamer Americ
d PROSPERITY NEWS.
r A Small Fire-The Coming and Go
ing of Friends and Visitors
ot Church Matters.
L- Prosperity. October T3.-A little
d fire in a warehouse in the rear of the
i- Southern depot created quite a stir
t. among our people in the business
g portion of town. It was easily put
out and but little damage was done.
e It is said that a carload of New
d berry "kids" off on a holiday from
s school paraded our streets the early
e part of this week.
[t I The Woman's Missionary society
of Grace church will have a special
meeting next Sunday night. Among
y the attractive features of the pro
e gram will be an address-by President
t J. A. B: Scherer of Newberry col
R. T. Boozer. Esq., of Lake City,
e Fla., is again among his native sur
g Miss Essie Holley of Alston is
s with Mr. J. H. Hunter's family.
s Miss Ellen Werts is visiting Miss
s The "Boston Stars" will appear in
our Lyceum course Monday evening,
Mr. Fred Schumpert goes into our
t postoffice to help Postmaster Bow
. ers to fill the vacancy by Mir. S. B.
Bowers' return to Newberry college.
s The legal question involved in the
n quashing of the venire on Monday
e morning at the beginning of the sec
n ond week of the special session
e of the common pleas court, was
p warmly debated by the attorneys. Mr.
s T. P. Cothran, attorney for the
I Southern, raised the question just as
e the case of Miss Marie Werber
e against the Southern was about to
n be brought up. He was opposed by
n George Johnstone and F. H. Dom
n inick who argued for the continuance
d of the session. It is stated by a
member of the Newberry bar who
was interested in some of the cases
to come up that Mr. Cothran raised
.t the question in the face of an agree
t, ment he had made to have several
a railroad cases brought up on Mon
e A FRIEND OF LABOR.
Judge Parker's Attitude Toward Un
Judge Parker's decisions as chief jus
tice of the court of -appeals upon
a questions affecting labor unions and
the rights of individual wage earners
were commended in resolutions
adopted by the Workingmen's Politi
e cal league at a meeting held in that
e city recently, says the Indianapolis
'Sentinel. This organization is an
d incorporated state body of represen
tative union men.
The resolutions express the warm
approval and appreciation of organ
ized labor of Judge Parker's attitude
d toward union labor and declare that
"during his judicial life he never
s struck a blow at labor, but has par
ried many aimed by others and has
made the strongest argument ever
s set forth in support of labor statutes."
All of which is beyond question.
SJudge Parker has always been ab
-solutely just and fair in his treat
ment of all interests. That is what
makes him such a splendid candidate.
"The same quality will make him a
splendid president also.
New York, October 13--Judge
e Parker made his first to the demo
cratic national headquarters this
SHe made his visit shortly after nine
.and found most of the managers on
a hand. He will probably return to
, Esopus this afternoon.
RUSSIANS LOSE 5,000
Report of Russian Losses In Tues
day's Engagement at Yen Tai.
London. October 13.-A dispatch
to the Exchange Telegraph company,
from Rome. states that a message
received there says that during the
tight in the vicinity of Yen Tai on
Tuesday the Russians lost five thous
Japanese reinforcements are -
ing rushed forward and especially
toward Kuroki. who is in danger of
being surrounded by an over-whelm
ingly force of Russians.
Berlin, October 13.-The Tokio
correspondent of the Lokal Anzie.
ger wires that as a result of three
days terrific and continuous bom
bardment. the greater part of Port
Arthur is in flames.
It is stated from the same source
that numerous Russians, under the
white flag, have surrendered.
Hundreds are being driven by
the flames from the shelter of the
forts and buildings and it.seems that
the vast conflagration will continue
to spread and drive out the Russian
garrison or leave in an untenable po
The Japanese have captured two
more of the forts.
Tokio., October 13.-Field Marshal
Oyama reports under the date of
yesterday that the operations against
the Russians are progressing favor
Tacoma, Washington, October 13.
-The Russian ship Glenard has just
arrived from San Francisco. She
claims to have been overhauled two
hundred miles outside of the Golden
Gate by a Japanese cruiser. After
an examination she was permitted to
By Wire to The Evening Telegram.
London, October 13.-The Paris
correspondent of the Exchange tele
graph company sends the report that
five Japanese cruisers have been
sighted off Vladivostock.
London, October 13.-A dispatch
from General Oku's headquarters via
Fusan, dated October ii, says that
during the night the Japanese occu
pied the hills held by the Russians
on the right and center, the Russians
retreating to a distance of three
miles further back.
St. Petersburg, October 13.-The
Bourse Gazette says that at ten yes
terday morning the Japs retired from
the two lines near Yen Tai and evac
uated Yen Tai station.
The report goes on to say that the
Japanese right wing is considerably
weakened. It had withdrawn dur
ing the night, leaving the Russians
to occupy Pensipo without fighting.
Having thus turned the Japanese
flank the Russians attacked a posi
tion of great stragetic value and oc
cupied it after a fierce fight in the
Yen Tai hills. The Japanese stub
bornly resisted but were driven back.
Marked Division of Sentiment at
Great Episcopalian Convention.
Boston, October 13.-A marked
division of sentiment regarding the
proposal to prevent the re-marriage
of the innocent party to a divorce
during the life of the former partner.
developed at yesterday's session of
the house of deputies of the Episco
pal general convention. .The
house sitting as a committee of the
whole discussed the issue all day and
many vehement addresses were made
by both sides.
Several 4rominent delegates ex
pressed the opinion last night that in
view~ of the great difference of opin
ion the present convention would not
act on the matter but would, like its
predecessor. refer the problem to the
next triennial convention.
C. Buxton of Winston, N. C., who
attempted to link the divorce evil
with the liquor question.
Mr. Buxton is the deputy who on
the opening day of the convention at
tempted to read a resolution censur
ing Bishop Henry C. Potter of New
York for opening the Subway saloon.
In his remarks yesterday he express
ed the opinion that it would be bet
ter for the church to curb the liquor
traffic before changing the canons on
marriage. Continuing, he said, "If
instead of a high official of the
church lending his influence to the
dedication of saloons," when he was
interrupted by a point of order. Mr.
Buxton was admonished by the chair
man. Still he attempted to make
some reference indirectly to the Sub
way tavern but was promptly called
to order by the chairman. The time
limit of the morning session expired
before Mr. Buxton could continue.
James McConnell of New Orleans
opposed the adoption of the new
canon in a dramatic speech. "In
God's name," he declared, "how can
a church legislate to take away the
pain of the innocent. What right has
any one to change the meaning of
the words in St. Matthew's gospel?
Where is a man to expound away the
written word of the Son of God him
Rev. T. J. Beard of Birmingham,
Ala., was opposed to the adoption of
the proposed canon because it com
promised the church as a teacher.
George Foster Peabody of Brook
lyn thought that all amendments to
the present canon shculd be voted
down as the church was evidently
emphatically divided on the issue.
The debate was put over until to
The house of bishops yesterday pre
sented the Archibishop of Canterbury
with a silver loving cup. The En
glish primate will leave the city for
New York today and will sail for
England on Friday.
The resignation of Bishop Thomas
A. Jaggar of southern Ohio was re
ceived and accepted by the house of
bishops and his coadjutor, Right Rev.
Boyd Vincent, become - bishop of the
Let your education be -so broad and
thorough that, whether you paint pic
tures, write books, sell merchandise,
make contracts or cultivate land, yot
will make yourself felt in your com
munity as an alt round man of broad
ideas and general culture.
Letter to B. F. Griffin.
Newberry, S. C.
Dear Sir: There is endless dis
cussion about barytes in paint. Per
haps this settles the question.
Two houses exactly alike at Delhi,
N. Y.; the owner of both is Mr. N.
Avery. One was recently painted
Devoe; the other with a ~barytes
same painter did both jobs; his name
is George Gilbert.
One cost $27; the other $54. The
first took 6 gallons: the other 12.
Six gallons Devoe, as to covering.
equals twelve of the other.
F. W. Devoe & Co.
The Newberry Hardwvare Company
sell our paint.
An examination for Certificates of
qualification to teach in the public
schools of this county will be held
at the court house on Friday, Octo
ber 21, 1904, on the following sub
Algebra. Arithmetic, English, U.
S. History, Geography. Physiology,
Pedagogy, Hughes' "Mistakes in
teaching. Peterman's Civil Govern
ment. Enoch Arden, Silas Marner
and Current History. Examination
begins at 9:oo a. m.
EUG. S. WERTS,
County Supt. Education.