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MARION PARR HANGED.
3rxst White Man To Be Legally Ex
ecuted In South Carolina Since
'.t ii o'clock on Friday Marion
Parr was hanged in Columbia for the
-mtu-der of Clarence Shealy. Parr,
says the Columbia correspondent of
the News and Courier, is the first
-white man to be legally executed in
South Carolina since 1894. He was
a cotton mill operator. While in a
- drunken frenzy he slipped behind his
-victim and killed him with a hoe. He
showed courage on the scaffold and
Jcd with a smile on his lips.
Under the influence of his two
spiritual advisers, the Revs. I'Anson,
Baptist, and Snyder, Methodist, who
lave been praying with him constant
ly. he was keyed up with religious
fervor, which sustained him to the
ast, that peculiar light often coming
-into his eyes as he prayed and sang
on the stand that indicated that he
bad made peace with his God.
The drop fell at ii.ii A. M., and
be was pronounced dead in four and
a half minutes, his neck having been
broken by the fall. The coarseness
of his features was even more pro
mounced in death than in life, his thick
3ips and straight mouth corroborat
ing the evidence carried in his thick,
short fingered hands, bearing marks
of cigarette smoking. The body was
turned over to relatives who
ad a funeral from the mother's cot
-ton .tnil cottage home on Saturday,
-with interment in the cotton mill vil
3age Saptist cemetery.
He confessed his crime on the
stand, saying that whiskey brought
him -to grief.
Parr was taken out of his cell at
io 6'clock, and after he had shaken
bands with all the prisoners through
the bars of their cells he was taken
,off into a separate apartment, where
:an hour was spent in prayer with his
two spiritual advisers. On his left
lapel he wore a boutonniere o- red
-roses and on each lapel were pinned
decarat.ins of small pink ribbons.
'The sheriff and his deputy walked on
,either side of him as he proceeded
downstairs to the gallows in the jail
yard, but he needed no support, as
-there was never the slightest eiidence
of a breakdown. He carried wvith
&im a box of greenhouse flowers
which he hugged to his bosom up to
'the time he got on the trap.
OnLy about fifty persons hd passed
iinto the yard, but fully one thousand
peeple, including many apparently
'well-to-do white men, but made up
iunstly of negro men and women,
swarmed around the jailyard, peepin
~throuigh cracks and seeking vantage
points from the tops of houses; how
-ever., though this crowd saw the ::en
demed man walk through the yard
..to the gallows they did not see the
:actual .hanging, as the gallows' was
enetosd with canvas.
Parr mounted the scaffold without
:a tremor, with the sheriff, his deputy
and the two preachers. He leaned
<cver and whispered to Mr. I'Anson,
whko -requested the audience of some
ifty people at the foot of the gallows
to loin Parr in singing "Jesus, Lover
of M~'y Soul," the murderer singing
-with visibk, religion joy as he look
~ed steadily into the upturned faces of
~those below. Then there was a
-prayer by the Rev. I'Anson, followed
by the benedictk>n by the Rev. Sny
Parr. in a steady voice, then told
ids hearers that drink was the cause
-of all his troubles. In a ramling sort
of way he said that years ago he could
-go about and preach the gospel as
wM as any one, but that drink had
'brought 'himn to crime, and he hoped
his 'hearers would let it stay in the
bottle -and that they would use their
influence for prohibition. Then he
said a final prayer, asking for forgive
ites and praying for prohibition for
alre whole world.
As the black cap was slipped over
his head from the back, the Rev. Mr.
IPAnson called up to him, "Good-bye.
Marion: trust in Jesus. Peace be with
Parr's face lit up with a dreamy.
far-away smile as his eyes ran for the
iat tie over the crowd below him.
The.n the noose was adjusted careful
Iy, about two minutes being requir
ed-for this. There was not the slight
es wince then as his hands were
-sioned behind him. As he stood for
z-..a.....a~eat with the noone about
the black cap he swayed slightly tc
and fro. Then the trap was sprung
He shot to his rope's end with a Jerk
but beyond a few slight convulsions
a barely perceptible drawing up oi
the legs, there was no struggle. The
body was promptly turned over to ar
undertaker, whose grim black vehicle
he passed as he went through th<
yard to his death.
Ned Mack To Be Executed at Man
ning on April 28-Commission
Judges Him Sane.
Ned Mack, says the Columbia cor
respondent of the News and Courier.
will be hanged on April 28. Governor
Heyward, after receiving a report
from a committee appointed to cx
amine into his sanity, has notified the
solicitor and sheriff of Manning ol
his decision. Ned Mack was convict
ed of murder in Clarendon couni
some time ago and seftenced to be
hanged in March. Afterwards a pe
tition was presented to the governoT
asking for his commutation. Gover
nor Heyward. following his usual
custom. referred the matter to S!-)
licitor Wilson. and Judge Klugh, al
though he stated in his letters thal
the showing made did not impresc
him. Solicitor Wilson recommended
a commi:tee to examine into the men
tal condition of the negro and accord
ingly Governor, Heyard respited the
sentence until April 28.
Dr. J. W. Babcock filed a report tc
the governor which does awav with
all hope for the negro, and if nothing
intervenes he will be hanged on
April 28. The report is to the effect
that from personal examination of
Ned Mack the committee see no rea
son to believe that he is of unsound
mind at this time, but that, on the
contrary, they are convinced that he
is of average intelligence for one ol
his race. From the examination of
persons who have known him for fif
teen years the committee are of the
opinion that there is no ground for
considering his mind unsound during
that period and up to the commissiol
of the homicide. The report is sign
ed by J. W. Babcock, J. A. Mood
S. C. Barber, W. M. Brockinton and
Charles B. Geiger.
Account of the South Atlantic
States Music Festival at Spartanburg
S. C., May 3rd-5th, 1905, the Southenl
ra.-:a -sanouncLs the very ilow rat<
of one first class fare pius 25 c-'ts
or the round trip (minima;m rate 5C
Rates to apply from all stations
Atlanta, Athens. and Elberton tc
Gre:nsboro, N. C., inclusi'. *in'i f tr
Charleston and Savann -o to .Mse
-.-ile. N. C., inclusive. T'ckets to be
sold ist, 2nd, 3rd and 4th of May
from all points in the above territory
al cue May 5th from staters. Green
wood to Charlotte, N. C.,' and Ashe
~i;e to Columbia. inci we Fin'd
limit of all tickets Ma', 6t:. -r;.
For further information as to rates,
etc., address any agent of the South~
ern railway, or,
A. G. P.. So. Ry..
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MAYES' DRUG STORE.
It is high finance when somebody
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An examination for teachers viil be
held on Friday, May Igth. 1905. at 1o
o'clock a. m. Besides the ordinary
subiects such as English grammar.
arithmetic, algebra. geography. his
tory. physiology and hygiene. q.:es
tions will be submi ted on Hughe's
Mistakes in Teaching. Peterman*s
civil government. and surrent eevnts.
The teachers are advised to read the
Llt o. the '1hican: . and the Vs:
of Sir Launfal. The exami:ation -r
white -.eachers will be hH in the of
fice of the county superintendent of
e 't'cation, for co!ored teazhers. in the
J. S. Wheeler.
Co. Supt. Education.
e Fire Insurance!
Wewill insure your Frame
D wrelling for only sixty cents on
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lar and eighty cents for five
years. Good business people
insure their property, why
don't you? Insurance on stcck
and store buildings also,
HOLMES & McFALL,
Fire Insurance Agents.
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A $2.00 Rocker for $1
A $10.00 Bureau for I
.8 00 Bedstead fo
Centre Tables for 69c
Folding Bed Spring fo
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car of Roll Foot Beds to<
Big shipment of Mattin:
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~ ~ Kitchen Troubiei
An error commonly made by I
the necessity of proper sanitary
only afew years ago it was
the sink in wood thereby conce
cessible and offering a place for
If this condition exists in your
learn the true state of a.ffairs.
way to do this is to cmploy us to
clean, '*tad'd Porcelain E
Snd it a remedy for kitchen trouble
C. (' LA.V IS. N
ys, at the
verything right down
r 15 days. Now is your
hing in the Furniture
is too late. Come to
. worth $1.25.
r $1.99 worth $2.50.
ost for 15 days.
Newberry, S. C.
most complete line of
urnishing Goods ever
We received another
Jay, cheaper than ever.
. direct from Japan.
n the State. Come to
of a Buck Stove.
00. s old stand.
Bwberry, S. C.
eed of wearing your
en you can get a bot
's Horehound, Mul-f
I Remedy will give immediate re
eza, Bronchitis and Diseasses of
i~ar0te .... All nga , dTuacco
te of South Carolinia.
C. Cc u2fidental correi: pondence~ solicited.
and the Remedy
Lome owners is in underestimating
equipment for the kitchen.
considered good form to encase
dilng the trap, rn->'ing it inac
he collection of filth and vermin.
~ousehold, examine into it apd
Do not lose sight
of the fact that your
food is prepared in
-. the kitchen and the
utensils in which it
~ s prepared depend
on the sanitary ar
either food or
The most certain
install a snowy white, spotlessly
nameled Kitchen~ Sink. You will