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WALKER WRIGHT ACQUITTED
Imeresting Case Tried in Laurens
Many Witnesses Testified.
Laurens, October 22.-The trial of
1. Walker Wright, superintendent of
the Clinton Cotton mill, charged with
perjury developed the most interest
img case heard at this term of the
criminal court. The trial was begun
Wednesday afte-rnoon and nearly all
of Thursday was taken up in the
itearing of testimony. The argu
raents were immeditately begun wah
the conclusion of the examination 01
witnesses, W. C. Irby, Jr.. leading off
for the prosecution. He was fol
lowed by F. P. McGowan and W. R.
Richey of counsel for the defense.
Yesterday morning B. A. Morgan of
Greenville closed for the defense and
Solicitor Sease for the state. After
the court's charge the jury retired
at [r:20 with the case and after de
bating 35 minutes a verdict of not
guilty was returned.
The state put up 14 witnesses, all
present or former operatives of the
Clinton Cotton mills, while the de
fense introduced 30, comprising the
officers of the mill. overseers of the
various departments., operatives of
the several rooms and a number of
character witnesses, including some
of the leading officials and private
citizens of Clinton and Laurens.
This trial is the result of a sworn
statement made by the defendant, I.
W. Wright, in Magistrate J. M.
Rudgens' court in this city on the
2oth of August last to the effect that
te Clinton Cotton mill did not dock
its operatives for quitting and to his
own knowledge it had not been done
4uring his connection with the mill
as its superintendent, which covers a
period of five and a half years.
Mr. Wright had been summoned
-to testify in a suit brought by Solo
-=on Bobo against the Clinton Cotton
-mill for $8.85, which amount Bobo
claimed had been taken out of his
children's tickets--$6, a dollar each
for the children and the balance for
rents, etc., because he had quit and
moved away from the mill without
working a regulation notice of two
The contention of the plaintiff was
'that his six children were docked $x
each simply for quitting. This was
'the only conclusion, he said, although
it was not so itemized on each ticket,
as 'were the items for rent, fuel, etc.
To the direct question Superinten
dent Wright swore that the mill did
not dock for quittiAg. Bobo lost his
Immediately proceedings were in
stituted against Wright. charging
him with perjury. The preliminary
proceedings were heard before Mag
istrate Hudgens, who sent the case
up to the circuit court.
When Mr. WVright went on the wit
n.ess stand Thursday he swore to the
same statement in toto that he had
made in the magistrate's court. His
testimony was courroborated by a
number of mill bosses to the effect
'that no one was ever docked simply
for quitting their job. On cross ex
amination it was admitted by some
or a majority that it was the rule to
d ock when an operative quit or walk
ed out during work hours. The fine.
they stated, was usually $r. The
dock age or fine was imposed, it was
explained, on those who would delib
erately leave their job without giving
'the proper notice or arranging for a
substitute. Not infrequently the
wi'ork thus given up was left in bad
shape, which of course entailed a loss
of time and production.
As stated, there were a number of
of state witnesses who swore they
had been docked $1 for no other rea
-son than that of "quitting" the Clin
ton Cotton mill. This was the rule
and when any of them had taken the
trouble to investigate why their tick
ets was short $1 without any show
ing, the explanation by the superin
a- tendent was that they'- knew the
Mr. Wright is regarded as one of
the most capable mill superintenden'ts
in the country. He knows the busi
nessfrom the beginning, having
rise tohispresent position from a
sweperinthe old Pendleton mill
39 years ago as a II-year-old boy. He
is a good business man and in recog
nition of this he was elected an al
derman of the town of Clinton a
New Orleans, October 22.-Secre
tary Hester's weekly cotton state
ment shows for 21 days of October
an increase over last year of 396,ooo
and an increase over the same period
year before last of 299,000.
For the 51 days of the season that
have elapsed the aggregate is ahead
of the same days of last year I.OoS.
ooo. and ahead of the same days year
before last 405.000.
The amount brought into sight dur
ing the past week has been -63.632
bales. against 443.625 for the s-me
seven days of last year and 449.70'
The movement since Septembelr Ist
shows receipts at all United States
ports to be 2.256.441 against 1.463.763
last year. Overland across the Mis
sissippi. Ohio and Potomac rivers to
northern mills and Canada 63.639
against 29,826 last year. interior
stocks in excess of those held at the
close Qf the commercial year 327,
773 against 200.019 last year: south
rn mill takings 332.ooo against 278,
285 last year. The total movement
ince September i is 2.890.150 against
I,97I.893 last year.
Foreign exports for the week have
been 237.-382 against 260,935 last year,
making the total Zhns far for the sea
son 1,464,963 against 936,327 last
The total takings of American t
mills, north, south and Canada, thus
far for the season have been 601,648 t
against 517,700 last year.
Stocks at the seaboard and the 29
leading southern interior centers
ave increased during the week 202;
58 bales, against an increase during
the corresponding perion last season
Including stocks left over at ports
and interior towns from the last crop
and the number of bales brought in
to sight thus far from the new crop,
the supply to date is 3,142,117 against
2,139,692 for the same period last I
Capt. Hitch Removed.
Atlanta, Ga., October 22.-Capt. R.
N. Hitch, who was in charge of the
troops at Statesboro, on the occa
sion of the recent lynching and burn
ing of the negroes Reed and Cato,
has been dismissed from further -ser
vice in the state militia. The verdict
of the courtmartial was approved late
yesterday by Gov. Terrell. In ad
lition to dismissing Capt. Hitch, the
verdict contains the following recoin
Lieut. L. A. Mell, who was in
:harge of the camp while Capt. Hitch
tvas at the court, is suspended for one
year and is to be publicly reprimand
Lieut. Griner, who was in charge
>f the reserves and who leit his com~~
mand without authority, is to b epub-I
Lieuts. Cone and Morrison were
The finding of the court martial is
the result of a trial which was held
in Savannah, Col. Clifford L. Ander
son of Atlanta being president of the
ourt. The most careful inquiry in
to the facts surrounding the lynch
ing of the two negroes was made,(
the hearing lasting nearly two weeks. ~
Competition between the different
nations of the world for foreign
rade is causing merchants and man- I
ufacturers to make increasing de
mands~ upon their consular officers
For trustworthy information concern
ing nearly every line of commercial I
and industrial activity. 4
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY, (
By John C. WVilson, Esquire, Probate
WHIEREAS. Edidie G. Havird hath
ma e suit to me, to grant her Letters j
o Administration of the Estate of
THESE ARE THEREFORE to
de aind admonish all and singular
te kindred and Creditors of the saidl
Pope L. Havird, deceased, that they
b and apepar before me, in the Court
of Probate, to be held at Newberry
on November 2nd. next after publi
cation thereof, at II o'clock in the
forenoon, to show cause, if any they
have, why the said Administration
should not be granted.
Given under my Hand, this 14th
day of October, Anno Domnini, 19o4.
J. C. Wilson,
- Made a
- Well Man
THE T of Me.
"xREAT .3 u -
RENCH REMT3-n produces the above result
in 3G days. Cs Nymous DebiZity, Impotency
'bricocdc, Feu:ing 4temoy. Sto;e all drawns and
.sses caused by errcrs of youth. it wards off In
anity and ConsumpLion. Young --n regain Man
ood and Old Men recover Youthtul Vigor. It
ives vigor and s.ze to snrunken org:ms, and fits
man for business or nm-arrie. Eas!y carried in
he vest nocket. Price s Q 6DoxCs 2.5
%V mail,' 1:- -.; rl aa" , 'Vitil
Ialf Rates to Columbia and Return
Via Southern Railway.
The Soltherr railway will sell tick
ts to Counmia and retiurn from al
oints in S-ith Carolina including
\ugsta. Ga. and Charlotte, N. C. at
:crv low rates account State Fair,
For military companies and brass
)ands twenty or more on one ticket
-ate will be one cent per mile in each
lirection, plus trbitraries per capita
Fickets will be sold daily October
14th to 27th inclusive and for trains
trriving Columbia noon October 26th
vith final limit of all tickets October
The Southern railway in addition
:o the regular passenger trains run
iing on convenient schedules to Co
umbia, they will operate special
:rains Oct. 26th and 27th, 1904, be
:ween following points:
Branchville, Camden and Sumter
Spartanburg and intermediate
)oints to Columbia.
Anderson, Belton and intermediate
)oints to Columbia.
For full information apply to any
tgent Southern railway, or write
R. W. Hunt,
Charleston, S. C.
The Kid's Chronicle is the title of a
iew Liverpool journal. It is publish
:d by the Street Arabs' Institute.
maid up Capital, - $25,000JC
Fire and Burglar Proof Safe
and Insurance. Interest al
lowed in Savings Department.
Promptness, Accuracy, Se
curity and Courtesy guaran
teed. Investigation invited.
We want your business.
M. A. CARLISLE, Pres..
H. C. MOLELEY, V. Pres.
W. W. WHEELER, Cashier.
V. P. PUGH W. A. MOSELEY
FACOB B. FELLERS R. L. LUTHER
EO. W. BOWERS JohN B. FELLERS
P. BOWERS GEO. JOHNSTONE
d. A. CARLISLE H. C. MOSELEY
JOS. H. HUNRER
hinges! Shingles! Shingles~
200,000 Shingles just
eceived, FOR* SALE
3HEAP, also Lumber
nd Laths, Rough or
Hrouses. Built on short
-otice. SHOP WORK
uch as Mantles, Doors
nd Window Frames
a specialty. Repairing
>f all kinds.
Shop in front of jail.
Newberry, S. C.
Dr. iiU0i|9j Susers of morphine,
PAINL ESS oium, 1audanum,
eixSNT FRE t,o
large book of par
PIUT1 int.orwd es,ey,
tieulars on home or
AND B. M. WOOLLEY,
Whiskey C tlrta G."*reia.
will begin its next session
on . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
at 9 A. M., with greatly
enlarged faciltiies. includ
ing toromodious lecture
halls, steam heat, sanitary
plumbing, shower baths,
and reclassified library
For full information ad
dress. . . . . . .. . . . .
JAMES A. B. SCHERER, Pres
Will buy either of the below men
Tw& g<nmds o: Good Rice.
One pound of Guod Parched Coffee.
Two boxes of Potted Ham.
Three pounds of Best Flour.
Two dozen Fruit Jar Rubbers.
Two yards of 4-4 Bleaching.
Four pounds of A. H. Soda.
One box of Good Salmon.
- plug of Good Chewing Tobacco,
worth 15 cents.
Two packages of Fine Tea.
One box Pineapple.
Lots and lots of other things too
numerous to mention.
Come and See Us
Anvils, Ardirons, Sash
Cotton Mill Casti
We repair Engin<
MAIL OBDERS RECEIVE 01
Miss Bessie Carlisle,
has open her Music
School, at her resi
dence on the 1st day
mb er, Ic.C4.
World's Fair, St. Louis,
Best Line; Choice of Routes;
Through Pullman Sleepers and
Stop-overs allowed at West
ern North Carolina Summer
Resorts and other points.
Low Excursion rate tickets
on sale from Newberry, S. C.,
Season Tickets $37.15
Sixty Day Tickets 31.00
Fifteen Day Tickets 25.30
For full information or World's
Fair literature apply to any
agent Southern Railway, or
R. W. HUNT,
Division Pass. Agt.,
Charleston, S. C.
Illinois Central Railroad
DIRECT ROUTE TO THE
ST. LOUIS EXPOSITION.
TWO TRAINS DAILY.
In connection with W. & A. R R. &
N. C. & S. L. Ry fom Atlanta
Lv Atlanta 8.25 a m Ar St.Louis 7.08
Leave Atlanta 8.25 A. M.
Arrive St. Louis 7.08 A. M.
Leave Atlanta 8.30 P. M.
Arrive St. Louis 7.36 P. M.
With Through Sleeping Cars
ROUTE OF THE FAMOUS
Carrying the only morning sleeping
car from Atlanta to St. Louis. This
car leaves Jacksonville daily, 8.o5 p.
mn.. Atlanta 8:25 a. mr., giving you the
entire day in St. Louis to get located.
For rates from your city, World's
Fair Guide Book and schedules,
sleeping car reservations, also for
book showing hotels and boarding
houses, quoting their rates, write to
FRED D. M'VILLER,
Traveling Passenger Agent
No. 1 N. Pryor St., Atlanta. Ga.
Weights, Cane Mills,
iers, Grate Bars.
Made to Order.
ogs A Specially,
as, Boilers, Gins,
JR PROMPT ATTENTION.