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'VOL XLII. NO. 60 NEWBERRY. S. 0.. FRIDAY APRIL 28) 1905.. TWICE A WEKV150AYA
The Prisoners Said to be Prominent
Citi7ens of Kershaw, Lancaster
A dispatch from Charlotte. under
date of April 25. says that Sewart W.
Heath. John T. Stevens. Stephen
Welsh and S. Frank Hough. of Ker
shaw. S. C., were arrested on Mon
day night on warrants charging them
with participating in the lynching
of John Morrison, white, last Octo
ber. The prisoners were taken to
Chester. Two white men and a ne
gro were committed to jail in Lan
caster county on Saturday on the
same charge. One of the men under
arrest is said to have turned state's
evidence. Other arrests will likely
follow. T'he parties are prominent
citizens of the community.
What is Said in Lancaster.
Lancaster, April 25.-Warrants were
issued some days ago by Magistrate
Caskey. of Lancaster. for the arrest of
a number of persons charged with
complicity in the Morrison lynching
at Kershaw last fall, but the fact was
not known here until today. The
warrants were sworn out by H. B.
Howie, of Chester, and among the
persons charged are some of the most
prominent citizens of the town of
Kershaw. The warrants are for S.
W. Welsh, John Stevens, S. L. Gard
ner. Jr.. Burwell Trusdale. Stewart
Harth. Henry J. Gardner, John Hol
den. William Croxton. Sr.. W. E.
Belk. Tom Jones, alias Tom Shot,
J. W. Austin and Arthur Hough. Sev
eral of these men were arrested today
in Chester and brought over by the
deputy sheriff of that county. They
are now in the custody of Sheriff
Hunter. of Lancaster.
Sheriff Hunter returned today from
a trip to Charlotte and Monroe in
search of Austin. one of the men
wanted, but failed to find him in eith
er city. Magistrate Caskel will give
the prisoners a preliminary 'hearing
next Friday. Nothing is known here
as to the character of the testimony
upon which the warrants are based.
It is reported that Howie, the man
who swore out warrants, has been
spending some time in Kershaw try
ing to work up the case. It is posi
tively stated by persons in a position
to know that some of the men whom
Howie has had arrested, had nothing
whatever to do with the lynching.
A Chester Account.
Chester, April a5.--Messrs. Stewart
W. Heath, Jo'hn T. Stevens. Stephen
Welsh and S. Frank Hough, of Ker
shaw, were arrested here last night
by Sheriff Peden on warrants charg
ing them with participating in the
lynching of the white man, Johin Mor
rison, at Kershaw last October. The
prisoners viere detained at the Nich
.olson Hotel until this morning, when
they left for Lancaster in charge of
.Deputy Sheriff Carroll. Two white
men and a negro were committed to
jail in Lancaster county. Hough, it
is said, has turned state's evidence.
He has been here for several days
with Special Detective H. B. Howie,
who worked up the case. Other ar
rests will likely follow. The arrest
caused quite a sensation here on ac
.count of the prominence of the par
It is reported from Glenwood
*Springs, Col., that President Roose
-velt's hunting trip has been crowned
with success far beyond his expecta
tions or those of the most sanguine
*of his guides. Three bears were kill
ed by the party on Tuesday and two
-on Monday, one by the president and
one by Dr. Lambert.
Never argue with a man who dis
agrees with you. Congratulate your
self because of your superior wisdonm
and let it go at that.
SBut the more a man boasts of his
honesty the more he d' esn't prove it
THE BEER DISPENSERS.
Board Will Declare Itself When At
torney General's Opinion Is
The Columbia correspondent of
the News and Courier says that prob
ably every beer dispenser in the state
was present on Monday morning at
the opening of the hearing held by
the state board of dispensary direc
tors as to the legal status of the beer
dispensaries. There seemed to be a
general misunderstanding among the
beer dispensers as to why they were
summoned. The notices sent out
stated that they were to show cause
why they should not be removed for
viola,ion of the law. Chairman
Evans-said that the dispensers were
only summoned because of the inter
est they might take in the legal ques
tion which was now before the board
-the legality of the beer dispensary.
There was no specific charge against
any of them.
Mr. Cole. L. Blease was present and
stated that he desired to answer any
specific charge that might be pressed
against P. F. Baxt.:. of Newbe-ry.
Mr. W. F. Blackwood, of Spartan
burg, represented the beer dispensers
of Spartanburg. He said that with
the coming fight for prohibition in
that county it would be bad for the
dispensary law if the beer dispensar
ies in that county were closed. The
courts and legislature were the prop
er parties to settle any legal question
of this kind, and 'he did not think the
board should take any such step as
suggested. For the best interests of
the county and state the beer dispen
saries should stay.
Mr. Boykin. of the board, said -that
as he understood it, the only protest
or point they had heard of was the
manner in which those dispensers re
ceived their salaries and the charge
that there was drinking on the prem
ises. There was also some question
as to bottling privileges.
Mr. Blease read a former opinion
given by Mr. G. Duncan Bellinger as
to opening of casks or kegs of bter
on premises. The opinion, Mr. Blease
said.'had never bedn reversed by law.
Mr. Bellinger was present and ask
ed,to make a statement. He consid
ered the various complaints under the
following headings. As to the roy&1
ty paid dispensers, he said, there was
no charge against any beer dispen
ser present. Where a royalty is giv
en it is a violation of the law in this
way: when beer is ordered direct from
some point out of the state, and the
invoices simply checked up by the
state, this is a violation of the law.
Mr. Bellinger said he was a friend
of the law and he wished to correct
crtainl errors in order that the law
may be put on a firmer foundation.
As to drinking on the premises,
this was a violation of the law. He
had always ruled that a beer dispen
sary was just like any other kind of
dispensary, and was governed by the
When beer is brought into the state
it should be the property of the state,
and not the property of the beer dis
pensary. He asked that the salaries
of the beer dispensers be fixed, and
that it not be paid on a royalty, and
he also asked t'hat the county boards
be asked to investigate these charges
of drinking on the premises. As to
the bottling works and their legality,
the law prescribes that bottling works'
should be in cities of 20,000 inhabi
tants and over. There was no objec
tion to that if the beer was bought
by the state of South Carolina.
Mr. Charles Narey interrupted to
state that in Columbia the provisions
o the law were carried out to the let
ter as regards bottling works.
Mr. Towill, of the board, asked if
the orders given by retail dispensers
should come through Commissioner
Tatum. This is the law.
Mr. Narey explained the sale of ex
io strictly carried out according to
Mr. G. H. Charles. the board's
:lerk. stated that the beer was paid
or through the state board.
Mr. Bellinger said he understood
this and he only wished the various
:harges investigated in order that
they might be cleared i-p. As to com
pensation, both the salary and the
price should be fixed by the state
Commissioner Tatum said the price
was fixed except in the cases of tour
Mr. Blease informed the board as
to the method of election of the dis
pensers in Newberry county, which
was in accordance with law, and he
said that under the constitutio1: I
bar room could be opened if it com
plied witm the law. The state bcz'(
ad no power to remove a county dis
penser. The state board could only
make a set of rules which had to be
complied with. The county board
nly could remove. He believed that
a man could buy beer in one room
and drink it in another. Mr. Blease
denounced the social clubs and the
tourist hotel privileges. The hearing
today, he said, was a hit at the dis
Mr. A. H. Dean, who represented
rhe Greenvilki dispensary, said that
he krev the law was carried out in
his city. ind that he agreed with the
other gentlemen that the best way
to make the law more firm was to en
The board then adjourned until af
ternoon. as Mr. John Gary Evans
was not present.
At the afternoon. session there was
no further discussion. Chairman
Evans announced to the assembled
beer dispensers that they coold go
home: that the board had determined
to let the matter remain in statu quo
for the present. The board is wait
ing on an opinion from the Attorney
General's office, aned wIll decia,-e it
self as to beer dispensaries when this
oin;on is forthcoming.
The opinion is expected short-;
A Sidelight on Mrs. Roosevelt.
Mrs. Rooserelt is a woman of de
vout nature and conventionally relig
ious habit. In Washington she is a
regular attendant at St. John's Epis
copal church-a fact which has caused
its share of tongue- wagging, for the
pres.dent. as staunchly loyal to his
traditions as Mrs. Roosevelt to- hers
ettends Grace church. This division
-f family worship has troubled cer
tin minds until sermnons have actual
ly been delivered uporn it. That the
frank, open steadfastness of each to
an early creed is re'.lly a -:on-:incing
tribute to the other's gcntleness and
generosity, and an evidene~ of a true
1 nity of feeling, escapes these critics.
In this matter, as in aJl the others.
Mrs. Roosevelt is untrovMi. by out
cry. If, in her busy lip. she should
undertake seriously to con;sider crit
icisms, then the 24 hour:.. none to
long now, would fail nt'ery for the
sum of her day's activite s But rhe
has knowledge, gentleness and humor,
' rinity of virtues proof against the
:afts of censure. SI:e knows pie
tres, andais unmoved by the clamor
of those who arraign her at the bar
i morality be:aiuse she restores t-.
:. place on th. White House walls
Watts' beautifui "L.ove and Deatt."
which a prudisi din caused a former
z.ministration l banish to the Cor
coran art gallery. She knows soiety,
trd can bzar '.ah enmp>ur~. the oh
jrtons to E -r well-ordered rule. She.
knows boys, a.v she can smile over
the patriotic o'p:c that followed her
removal of someTn 'ld irah .gain f'erm
her son's bedroo)ms and the substi
tution of iron and oak; yet she mast
'have been a trifle amazed at first to
discover that her wise provision for
the saving of national furniture
should be regarded as the vandalism
of a person with no "feeling" for an
EASTER AT NEW CHAPEL.
The News of Township No. 8-Ri
ral Routes-Personal Men
Ltopia. April 27.-The farmers at
all busy planting cotton and pr<
paring their corn land.
We have had nice April showers,
Mr. E. H. Longshore has the fir
est field of bearless barley we has
The frost did a great deal of dan
age to the gardens and fruit crop.
The Southern railway is having
steel bridge built over Little rive
between Silver Street and Old Towi
The work seems to be strong an
Mr. Homer P. Stephens is at wor
on a new rural route to start at Si
ver Street. There are already tw
routes from there, the second one t
start the frst of May. and we don
see anything to hinder the third or
from going out. Let the good wor
Mr. Cl?ude Schumpert, of Sumt<
county. is spending Easter in the con
munity with relatives and friends.
Mrs. Eugene S. Werts, of Nev
berry. is visiting Mr. and Mrs. D. I
Mr. and Mrs. Cannon G. Blease,
Newberry. were at New Chap
church on Sunday to take in. the Ea:
Mrs. Mary Counts, of Pomaria.
visiting the family of W. F. Alewin
Mr. J. Forest Crouch, of Newberz
college. made a flying visit to h
home on Thursday. and on Firady, I
boarded the train for the lower pa
of the state. where he was joined t
the base ball team on its trip to t
Miss Jaunita Schumpert. of Atlai
ta, is visiting at her thome now.
According to the old Dutch sig
the rain on Friday was poison to tf
The Deadfall school is still movir
along nicely with Mrs. St.Amand
teacher. The school will close in
few weeks, and then there will be
Easter was observed at New Chap
church on Sunday and I will try I
give you t'he program:
Prayer by the Rev. J. E. Beard.
Song No. 162 in Young People
The welcome address by Nee)
Poem by Lucia Paysinger.
What does Easter mean? by Jul
and Pauline Dominick.
Easter Exercises-Six small girls
The Message of Nature-Mi:
Hymn No. 163.
Easter Morning-May Lake.
A Plea For Missions-Fann
Bless The Children-Lillie Minic
Go or Send-Lena Belle Blair.
Hymn No. 16r.
We Are Needed-Three boys.
The Easter Joy-Anna Mae Bic)
Our Wishes-Seven girls.
Tell Him So-Leila Hawkins.
The Message of Easter-Ro:
The Cry of The Countries--Foi
A Lesson in Arithmetic-Foi
Before We Close-Bessie Lake.
Hymn No. 149.
Address by the pastor.
Song by the children.
Boys We Need You-Ramot
Hymn No. 292.
A Reading, by Mrs. W. I. Hurbe
A Talk, by Mrs. J. S. Wheeler.
Didst Thou Come Alone?-Mi
Hymn No. 14.
The decorations of roses, lillies, fer
geraniums, and cedars were ye
these suitable words: "Go, The Cru
cified is Risen." All the recitations
- were carried out well, for which we
give all the credit to Mrs. W. I. Her
bert. Mrs. 1. P. Cannon and others.
The scene was also good. with irs.
e . H. floulware as organist.
MYSTERY OF MONEY.
- Man's Most Universal Tool Yet Its
e Proper Use Least Understood
Its Power to Corrode.
Wall Street Journal.
a For centuries, the economists have
r. been disputing about the definition
1. and offices of money. There are al
d most as many different theories of
money as there are schools in theol
k ogy. There seems to be an immense
difficulty in comprehending just what
0 money is, what it does in facilitating
0 the exchanges of the world, and what
is its influence upon prices. Here is
e the most practical and substantial
k thing in the world, an article which is
in universal use, and which is most
r eagerly sought after by people of ev
ery clime and race, and yet how little
we know about it. Even now no one
can tell exactly how much currency a
country needs to carry on its business,
and how large should be the reserves
of gold against the bank deposits.
Even bankers whose business, all the
time. is to deal in money, as others
deal-.in merchandise, are liable to be
come hopelessly confused in a discus
sion regarding the principles which
underlie its use
Is Strange to say the confusion which
attends an economic study of money,
also attends any discussion of the
ethics of money. All the philosophy
in the world has not answered the
question of how much money it is
wise for a man &o possess. How wide
ly men differ-even our scholars and
moral instructors-as to the proper
methods of acquiring wealth. . We
even dispute as to the wisest use of
money. We -are not agreed as to the
a distribution of money in charity. It
a would seem as if the commonest, the
most universal tool of man was the
one thing that plagued him the most.
o But this is not all. Useful, indis
pensable as money'is, there is nothing
which is more constantly put to an
s evil uses or which is more likely to de
stroy the man who uses it. There is
y something about money which defiles
rearly ,ll who touch it. There are
indeed some rare souls that are im
a mune to its corrupting influence, but
the great body of mankind are suis
-ceptible to its corroding power. Both
slack and superfluity, both poverty and
riches, seem to destroy the finer
fibres of the soul. The individual who
has the most chance of throwing off
ie money's baneful influence is he who
stands midway between: superfluity
k. and poverty.
Money is a microbe that poisons
the 'blood and perverts the mind and
heart of a man. No one is happy
a- without it. and yet no one is >really
happy who possesses much of it. The
more one gets, the more he wants.
Money-getting becomes a passion. It
;e fastens itself upon one like a habit.
Even the opium-eater is not more in
2r Icontrol of a demon than one who has
got "the itch for money." He be
ir comes a slave to the very thing whkch
is intended to be his tool. The dis
ease affects different people differ
ently. Some it makes sordid, penuri
ouis, mean. Others it leads to lavish
display and extravagance. Some use
it for mere luxury. Others enjoy it
id for its power. Nearly all in one way
or another are changed, and often~
jpolluted by the possession of wealth.
If a young man stops running after
ssa girl, it's doughnuts to fudge she'll
turn and run after him.
Experience is a great teacher, but
nsome men are conceited enough to
ry think they can give experience a few