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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as second class matter.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER II, 1904.
The election Tuesday was a regu
lar landslide for the republicans.
There had been so little enthusiasm
that we expected a landslide one way
or the other but we were inclined to
think it would go to the democratu
Mr. Parker failed to secure the solid
south with its 151 votes.
Mr. Roosevelt announces that he
will not be a candidate to succeed
himself in 1908. He now has the op
portunity to make his next adminis
tration a marked one. If he will
adopt a policy in dealing with the
race problem and rid himself of his
social equality ideas and not force
negroes in office in the face of the
sentiment in the south against such
a policy he will have the approval and
support of the south in doing what
ever is best for the American people.
Such a policy will be' better for the
happiness and prosperity of the ne
gro. On -the other hand if he insists
on his ideas of social equality and of
putting negroes in official positions
there may be trouble along this line.
The race question can be best solved
by the white people of the south if
left to themselves.
Roosevelt's popular vot was much
larger than McKinley's and Parker's
less than Bryan's.
The country is enjoying an era of
prosperity and the money power pre
ferred to make no change of adminis
tration, though a change would have
had little effect on business interests.
Even the solid south is no yonger
solid, Missouri giving its 18 eelctoral
votes to the republicans.
Cherokee county votes out the dis
pensary under the Brice bill by a
very decided majority. According to
this law prohibition goes into opera
tion in this county at once and we
can soon tell how it will operate.
Two dispensary constables shot
themselves to death in Richland
county on Monday. It seems they
quarreled over an overcoat.
Mr. Frank G. Carpenter writes of
a visit to Gen. Lew Wallace in the
Sunday papers in a very interesting
mann'er. Gen. Wallace in speaking of
the iiivention of the telegraph saps:
After Moore had invented the tele
graph, he wanted congress to appro
priate $3o,ooo to build a line from
Washington to Baltimore. This was
to be experimental, no practical long
distance -test of the telegraph having
been made.. -The matter created a
great4deal of discussion. Moorse was
sneered at and jeered at, and many
thought ;him insanse. My father was
a meinbe;r .fcongress-, .st- th.at itime
and he was one of the committee to
which the question of the appropria
tion was refered. When the commit
tee met my~father was watching the
e,xperiment of telegraphing from the
house t.o the senate. Wires had been
stretched and'the inventors were op
erating the instruments. My father
saw them work; he sent messages and
received replies. He saw that the in
vention must be a sucess andbelieved
that if words could be dispatched
from the house to the senate they
could be sent from Washington to
Baltimore, and if to Baltimore to
anywhere. He was full of this thought
when he went to his committee room
and fid the committee in sesion.
They hasi just vQted onth e apropria
tion and their vote was a tie. He:cast
his vote- in its favor, and this caused
the appropriation to go through. The
result was the first telegraph line of
"Strange to say that vote lost my
father his seat in congress," conpinu
ed General Wallace. "Thirty thous
and dollars was then a big sum, and
this vote -became one of the issues
in the next congressional campaign.
Father was charged with wasting
the people's money, and his opponent
ridiculed him on the stump by refer
ring to his 'magnetico, electrico, tele
graphic apropriation which no one
could explain.' He even asked father
to explain it, but at that time he could
not do so, although he said it would
be of great benefit to the coutry. The
pepl thouht diffrently and the re
sult was his defeat."
It often seems that the men who
are progressive and wro try to do
something for the good of humanity
are ahead of their times and cannot
get the aproval of their cotemporaries
in a popular election. A great many
people who do not pay a great deal
of tax are always afraid of taxes, and
oppose any one who will not promise
to reduce taxehs. Judge O'Neall on
one occasion was defeated to the leg
islature because he had voted for
some small apprcpriation, and be
lieve to help some poor woman.
A gentleman who was recently
elected to the legislature from one of
the eastern counties of this state told
us a few days ago that if he decided
to be a candidate for reelection after
the expiration of his present term he
would not attempt to do anything but
Will Hang Unless Apepal is Gant
Charlottesville, Va., Nov. 9.-After
overruling five motions for a new
trial Judge George Watts Morris of
the Charlottesville corporation court
today sentenced J. Samuel McCue,
former mayor of this city for three
terms, to be hanged by the neck until
he is dead.
Judge Morris disposed of the ob
jections in their order. The first was
the reading of newspapers by the
jury. After the judge had overruled
all objections Mr. Coleman of the
defense moved an arrest of judgment
for error apparent on face of the rec
ord, claiming a discrepancy because
the indictment charged murder sim
ply, while the verdict read "guilty of
murder in the first degree.
The court overruled this motion
also, stating that the verdict was per
fectly plain as to its intent. The
prisoner's counsel was given until
Saturday to frame his bill of exce;
tions, with a view to carrying the
case to the Virginia court of appeals.
Judge Morris then ordered McCue
to arise and hear the sentence.
"Is there any reason why sentence
should not be passed upon you? ask
ed Judge Morris.
"Yes," was the answer as the con
victed man dropped his arms to his
side, "I am as innocent of this crime
as any one in this court house and I
hope some day to have the oppor
tunity to vindicate myself."
This statement was made in a voice
scarcely audible throughout the
room. It trembled with suppressed.
emotion, as if the accused was upon
the verge of a fearful collapse. Again
folding his arms, and with posture
erect, his eyes cast down, he listened
unmoved to the sentence.
The court replied: "The point of
your guilt or innocence, is a matter
, gWas l.eft, to the jury. . i~scort.
nkSiG; di4iotehjy~ .toK>ass upo#
1.The jury has decided'after a fair
and impartial trial that you are guilty
of the offense and it only remains for
me to pass the sentence of the law,
which is that you be taken to the
county jail of Albemarle county,
which is also used as the city jail of
Charlottesville; and therein be con
fined in soitary confinement until the
20th day of January next; that on
that day between the hours of sun
rise and sunset you be taken from
your place of confinement to some
place within the enclosure of the said
jail and there be hanged by the neck
until you are dead, and may God
have mercy on your soul."
The judge shook hands with the
prisoner as the latter left the court
room and expressed his sympathy.
apparently the prisoner was the cool
er of the two. He asked several lib
erties regarding exercise and receiv
ing callers but the judge gave no defi
State of South Carolina,
County of Newberry.
Court of Common Pleas..
David H. Wheeler. Plaintiff,
Carrie D. Shockley et al, Defedants.
By order of the court herein I will
sell before the court house at New
berry, South Carolina, on Saleday in
December. within the legal hours of
sale, to the hibhest bidder, the follow
ing lot or parcel of land lying and be
:ng in t e vilag of H-elena, county
and state aforesaid. containing Sev
enty-three One hundredths (73-100)
of an acre. bounded on the south by
a street which separates it from a
lot of Mrs. Seigler. on the west by
lot of said Carrie D. Shockley. onl
the north by lot of Brancie 0. Hol
man, on the east by lot of E. J. Ho
Terms of sale: One half cash. the
balance to be paid in one year with
interest from day of sale, the credit
portion to be secured by bond of the
purchaser and a mortgage of the
premises sold, with leave to the pur
chaser to anticipate credit portion in
whole or in part, the purpches is to
insure the residence on said lot and
assign th policy to the master to se
cure more fully the credit portion.
Purcheser to pay for papers.
H. H. Rikard.
Master's Office, Nov. io, 1904
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