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WON THE SOUTHERNERS.
Henry Ward Beecher's Display of
Tact and Nerve in
Marshall P. Wilder in St. Louis Re
One of the "nerviest illustrations
of tact is to the credit of Henry
Ward Beecher. After the war he
made a lecture tour of the south and
appeared at Mozart Hall, Richmond,
with an address entitled, "The North
and the South." He was rather
doubtful as to the reception he
should have, but he knew what he
wanted and was determined to get it.
No applause welcomed him as he ap
peared on the platform but a few
hisses were heard in the gallery. In
the better rows of seats Tere some
grim. ex-Confederates-General Fitz
fhugh Lee, General Rosser, ex-Gov
ernor Cameron and others. Beecher
fixed his eye directly on Lee and said
(I quote a newspaper report of the
"I have seen pictures of General
Fitzhugh Lee, sir, and I assume you
are the man. Am I right?"
The general, slightly taken back
by this direct address, nodded stiffly,
while the audience, bent forward,
breathless with curiosity as to what
was going to follow.
"Then," said Beecher, his face
lighting up, "I want to offer you this
right hand, which in its own way
fought against you and yours years
ago, but which I would now will
ingly sacrifice to make the sunny
south prosperous and happy. Will
you take it, general?"
There was a moment's hesitation,
a moment of death like stillness in
the hall, and then Fitzhugh Lee was
on'his feet, his hand was extended
across the footlights and was quick
ly met by the warm grasp of the
At first there was a murmer, half
of surprise and half of doubtfulness,
from the audience, then there was a
hesitating clapping of hands, and be
fore Beecher had unloosed the hand
of Robert E. Lee's nephew there
were cheers such as were never be
fore heard in old MXozart, though it
had been the scene of many a war
and political meeting.
But this was only the beginning of
the enthusiasm. When the noise had
sufficiently subsided, Beecher contin
"When I go back home I shall
proudly tell that I have grasped the
hand of the nephew of the great
southern chieftain, I shall tell miy
* people that I went to the Confeder
ate capital with a heart full of love
for the people whom my principles
once obliged me to oppose, and I
was met halfway by the brave
southerners, who can forgive as well
as .they can fight."
Five minutes of applause follow
ed, and then Beecher, having gained
the 'hearts of his audience, began his
lecture and was applauded to his
That night his carriage was driven
to the hotel amid:shouts such as have
never gre- ad a northern man in
Richmond since the war.
MRS. CAMPBELL HURT.
Well Known Actress Fractures
Knee Cap in Fall.
A dispatch from Philadelphia says:
Mrs. Patrick Campbell, the English
actisess, fractured a kneecap tonight,
the result of a fall while entering a
carriage to *go to the Broad Street
theatre. She was removed to the
Universit' of Pennsylvania I. .ospital,
and itiill be two months, the doc
tors<.4y, before she will be able to
walk. The remainder of her Ainer
ican tour will be abandoned.
Mrs. Campbell was playing a two
week engagement in "The Sorceress"
at the Broad Street theatre, and had
been staying at the St. James hotel.
A swirl'ng snowv and sleet s:orm pre
va:led here all day, which left the
sidewalks covered with ice and snowv.
The stormi was still in progress when
Mrs. Campbell left the hotel to enter
a carriage. Under one arm she
carried he:- favorite do;, Pinky Pan
ky Poo', and under the other she had
a book and a muff, Her maid was
behind her. As the actress reached
the curb and wvas about to enter the
carriage she slipped. Before she
could drop the dog and the other
things and recover her footing she
fell, and one knee struck the edge
of the step of the vehicle.
She was promptly assisted to her
feet by a footman and the maid, but
as she put her weight on the injured
limb she gave a short cry of pain,
and would have fallen had not the
Footman and the maid held her up.
She was assisted into the hotel and
to her apartments and three physi
:ians were quickly summoned. They
'ound that the knee was fractured so
3adly that they advised her removal
to the University of Pennsylvania
iospital . A comfortable carriage
was summoned and- the actress was
-aken to the West Philadelphia in
Atitution, where tonight she is resting
:omfortably, Dr. Edward Martin, one
>f the physicians who attended Mrs.
.ampbell, said the fracture was so
;evere that she will be unable to
;tand on the injured limb for about
Manager Daly, of Mrs. Campbell's
:ompany, when informed of the ser
ousness of the accident, said that the
-emainder of the company's Ameri
:an tour would have to be abandon
When the news of the accident
-eached the theatre the management
nformed the early comers of what
iad happened and the theatre was
Mrs. Campbell's daughter was at
:ending a social function when the
iccident occurred. She was sum
noned to the hospital, to which place
nany of the guests accompanied her
to express their sympathy to Mrs.
The people of McDuffie county,
3a., have given the entire south a
nost worthy example to follow in
he matter of law and order. About
:wo weeks ago two negro men, Butler
mnd Reid killed a Mr. Story, a very
rominent citizen of. the county. He
.vas an estimable and popular citizen,
mnd his brutzl murder naturally
:aused great excitement, and there
xas talk of lynching, but, Judge
Hammond, of Augusta being notified
>f the fact, hastened at once to
rhomson, where the two negroes
,vere confined. As soon as he ar
yed in the town he addressed the
arge crowd of people assembled,
)romising them that the law should
>e administered at the earliest possi
>le time. The law-abiding citizens
>f McDuffie accepted his assurances
mnd having pledged themselves to up
told the majesty of the statutes of
:he state, dispersed, to reassemble
ruesday morning following to be
;>resent at the special session of the
superior court that Judge Hammond
tad called for that date. Tuesday the
:rial took place and the two men cont
victed, without recomimendation,
wvere sentenced to be hanged Decem
der 27th, the minimum twenty day,
set by law, being the brief remnant
allowed them. We agree with the
Augusta Chronicle that "the prompt
and thoughtful -action of Judge Hen
r'y C. Hammond and Solicitor Joseph
Reynolds in hastening to Thomson
to prevent the good name of the
commonwealth being stained by an
:>ther lynching, and that of the peo
ple of McDuffie county in dispersing
and returning to their homes, when
thus assured of the sure and speedy
administration of justice upon the
two criminals, John Butler and Guy
Reid, was not only admirable, but
should be dissemintated broadly on
account of the effect it should have
as an example." Justice, swift and
sure, as in this case, will soon abolish
the lynching habit, except for one
crime. All honor to Judge Ham
mond, Solicitor Reynolds, and the
law abiding people of McDuffie coun
ty, Ga. May other sections of the
country follow their worthy example.
Times and Democrat.
The Board of Health of the Town
Newberry, at a meeting held on De
cember 31, Igo4, after consultation
with the physicians of the town, pass
eda resolution making vaccination
:ompulsory. All persons who desire
to be vaccinated by some p'. acian
thter tihan the public vaccinator may
do so, provied that it is done before
the official vaccinator makes his call.
Enforced vaccination will be begun
at once. All vaccination will be at
the expense of the Towvn.
By order of the Board of Health.
Things For Girls to Learn.
The modern girl's education is in
complete unless she has learned:
Keep a secret,
Respect old age,
Make good bread,
Keep a house tidy,
Make home hoppy,
Be above gossoping,
Control her temper,
Take care of the sick,
Take care of the baby,
Sweep down cobwebs.
Read the very best books,
Take plenty active exercise,
Be light hearted, fleet footed,
Keep clear of trashy literature,
When she has learned all this, if
she does not grow wings to fly away
to a etter land, she will make some
lucky man a most excellent wife.
A WARNING INDUSTRY. .
RoyaltyGoes Down From $223,000 to
$9,732.oi and is Still Sinking,
The Amount Now Mined.
The phosphate rayolay has dwindl
ed from $223,000 in 1893 to $9,732.01
in 1904 and the royalty has been re
duced to encourage this languishing
industry from $1.03 per ton to -twen
ty-five cents per ton, the money now
being perverted to the sinking fund,
and there are petitions now before
the phosphate board for an abolish
ment of the whole tax. The figures
from Comptroller General Jones' re
port are most interesting. There are
but two companies now doing busi
ness in the state, the Central and the
Stono companies, and they together
mined 29,664 tons. The report shows
that there was some stone left over
from last year, the total amount
shipped being 38,928 tons, a decrease
from last year of 28,818 tons. On
the shipments this year there was a
royalty paid the state of $10,784, of
which the two companies now in bus
iness paid $9-730.o1. The royalty
paid last year amdunted to $16,936.47.
Th.ere is a decre ase i etnohmuna
There is a decrease in the amount
mined of 17,939 tons. The total
amount on hand up to the year end
ing November 30, from which all
figures are made, amounts to 2,286
tons as against 11,151 last year, a de
crease of 8,765 tons.
The business done by the two
companies now ,in existence show
that out of the total the Central
company mined 15,414 tons and the
Stono 14,250 tons.
The customers of the undersingn
ed banks and the public generally
will please take notice that they will
close daily at 3 p. in., beginning Jan
uary roth., 1905, and that no business
will be tranacted after that hour.
National Bank of Newberry,
lv T. S. Duncan, Cashier.
.by Z. F. Wright, Cashier.
Newberry Savings Bank,
by J. E. Norwood, Cashier.
December 29, 1904.
This is 'to notify all Debtors and
Creditors of the firm of Quattlebaum
& Schumpert, that Mr. J. C. Schum
pert has sold out his interest to Mr.
D. M. Langford, in the above named
firm. All parties owing the old
firm, will please take notice, and all
parties holding claims against the
old firm will please present them at
the office of Quattlebaum & Lang
ford. Business will be continued at
their same "Old Stand" where the
new firm will serve you.
Quattlebaum & Schumpert,
Prosperity, S. C.
"Your youngest daughter is hav
ing her voice cultivated?"
"Well." answered Mr. Cumrox,
'that's the way mother and the girls
exp)ress it. But between you and
me, I hired the p)rofessor in the hope
of getting it cured."
Reason sPlenty As Blackberrier.
"There are at least i,ooo reasons
why I should marry her."
"Well, what are they;"
"First, because I want to., and she
Assessment of Personal Property
I or an authorized agent will be
at the following named places for
the purpose of taking returns of per
sona! property for the year 1905:
Maybinton-TueFday, Jan. io.
Glymphviiie--Wednesday, Jan. ii.
Walton-Thursday, Jan. Y2.
Pomaria-Friday, Jan. 13.
Jolly Street-Monday, Jan. 16.
Little Mountain-Tuesday, Jan. 17.
O'Neal.'s--Wednesday, January 18.
St. Luke's-Thursday, Jan. 19.
Pro.;p:.rity-Friday and Saturda.,
January 20 and 21.
And at Newberry until February
20, after which time a penalty of hifty
per cent. vill be added against part es
failing to make returns. While on
the rounds named above my office
will be open for the purpose of tak
ing returns at that place. The law re
quires a tax on all notes, mortgages
and moneys, also an income tax on
gross incomes of $2,5oo and upwards.
There shall be a capitation tax of 50
cents each assessed on all dogs, the
proceeds to b: e-pended for school
!.Irposes. All males between the
ages of 21 and 6o years, except Con
federate soldiers or those persons in
capable of earning a support by being
maimed or from any other cause,
are liable to poll tax, Don't ask that
yo.r return be taken from the books
the same as last year. All personal
property must be relisted 'and sworn
Parties moving out of townships
in which their taxes were paid last
year should so state to assessor, so
as to avoid their names being enter
!d in two townships.
Name or number of school district
must also be given.
There will be no assessment of real
estate this year, but be sure to make
transfers of all lands or lots bought
or sold since last return.
Wm. W. Cromer,
Whenever you start out on a s
*This plan will save you many
*time. If we haven't just what
*We shall not urge you to buy,
0goods as soon as you can. It
every way to make selections 1
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Newberry, - - S. C.
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"The doctors have ordered Bilki
to be quiet, and under no circum
stances to use his brains."
"But how does he pass the time?"
"I believe he is writing a noye:1"
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