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The recent rains have again raised
the waters of the Saluda river so
there is no crossing at Bouknight's
The crop- in some sections are
looking fairly well, while others
The picnic and barbecue at Mt.
Willing passed off pleasantly and was
enjoyed by those who love to go to
such occasions. Constable Tom B.
Perry. of Newberry, was there with
.his nephew. Mr. Brown.
The death angel visited the home of
Mr. John Erheredge and took away
the wife and mother.
Mrs. Etheredge was a god woman.
a true wife and a loving mother. We
sympathize with the bereaved ones.
The inneral services were held
Tuesday and was attended by a large
number of pe,,pie.
x1r Callie has had the misfortune
o lotse two inu coVs. Each giving
over four gallwns daily. It is slp
p,,;ed tha: they had Texas fever.
Mr. George Lever has purchased a
large engine and is putting his ma
chine in order for fall work.
Mrs. A. Cogburn is entertaining
friends fr.m Newberry.
The usual protracted meeting will
be held at Bethanv the coming week.
Two services each day with dinner
on the grounds.
August will be the mon:h of "big
meetings." One at Bethany next
week the second Sunday at Salem and
one Friday before the fourth Sunday
at Corinth Lutheran church.
There is a good opening for a phy
sician here. There is no doctor on
this side of the river nearer than
eight miles. which is a very long
way to send for medical aid. People
living that distance from a doctor
should keep their "lamps trimmed and
Everything is quiet when you at
tend a barbecue this year. No hard
ships, no broadsmiles welcome you
now. But just wait until next year
and every one will be so pleased to
An old negress who had heard of
"the court ho-:se ring" made inquiries
concerning the medal it was made of.
On having the matter explained to
her, she remarked. " tort it was
Miss Mattie Bell Perry. of New
berry. is visiting her grandmother,
Mrs. Karan Perry.
There will be a barbecue at Ferry's
Cross Roads or the 11th of August.
Everyone is invi: ed and a good time
is expected1. Mr. Perry is noted for
his barbecues and his hash is always
Mrs. Rosanna Havird is visiting her
sick mothdr and brother ac Havirds
It ~will mean considerable to stop
the 'saie "of liqjuors when tirne are so
manyr who love it--moderate drink
ers-are the ones it is hard to reach.
They feel so sate.
Rise up Christian rno:hers and fath
There is work for you to do.
Men are drinking: men are dying;
Will vou strive to save a few?
NAN PATTERSON AGAIN,
Back to the Old Haunts of Pleasure
the Show Girl Has Gone.
A New York dispatch says: Nan
Patterson is amazing the public. She
has not kept the faith with it. She is
causing something very close to in
dignation stirring within that intan
gible yet irresistible power that reach
ed the court room to same her and
finally moved District attorney
Jerome. in despair at being able to
fight successfully against it, to give
the word that brought the girl out
side the steel bars of the Tombs into
the brightness of absolute freedom.
Had it willed; had it adjudg Nan
Patterson to be a woman, w' .y de
praved, of innate wickedness, lacking
conscience, remorse and honest peni
tence this intangible irresistible force
of public opinion could easily enough
have spurred District attorney Jerome
to place the Floradora girl for the
fourth time on trial for her life for
the murder of Caesar Young. But
the public pitied Nan Patterson. It
pictured ther as being whirled along
in the fastr pace. younthful, heedless
and unknowing that misery must
mark the end. The wretched death
of Young in the hansom cab was pre
sumed to be her awakening.
Her long months of imprisonmen
in the Tombs: her fearful talk to th
good women who visited her there
br whispered prayers in the chapel
the tender. kindly offices that she per
formed toward other unfortunati
women prisoners-these things mov
ed the entire r.ation to feel a big
strong compassion for the girl in th<
Tombs. When sufficient evidenci
was not forthcoming to convinci
either of two juries entirely that he:
hand dealt Young his death, the au
thorities understood ihe silent but un
mistakeable demand of the publii
crvstalized in the immortal messagi
of mercy "Go and sin no more." Nat
Patterson was freed. With her ol<
father she went to her home. For
giveness and love awaited her there
lut there she did not stay. Sh<
re::ppeared bethind the footlight
There was silent resentment. Th
se ts in the box offices remained in
d and then-Broadway knew Nat
Patterson again. Again was she seet
in the glittering restaurants. Agait
did she pass down the avenues it
hansom cabs. Thursday and Frida:
ha found her on the race track
sti ling boldly at the starers. gain
bling on tiihe races and seemingl3
wh Illv unmindful that the race tracl
a a the scene of one of the sordi<
ch::pters in the Young tragedy.
',oun will remember. probably. thi
indignation felt against Rand when. it
his summing up. he warned the jur]
that to let Nan Patterson go fre<
would simply mean that she woul<
go back to the life, the character o
which even her lawyers at the tria
did not attempt to defend. Far be i
from me to cast a stone at and
woman, but this much is justly said
Nan Patterson on the race track it
gowns that her white-haired fathe1
could not have purchased for her
Nan Patterson gambling; Nan Pit
terson back in the old garnish tinse
resorts, in the doing of these thing!
Nan Patterson is dealing a stinginj
blow of ingratitude into the faces o
the good women. pure and kindl,
women, merciful men and unstaine<
girls. believed in her inheren
goodness, in their pity at the suffering
she endured. in their anxiety to se<
her restored to her home and parents
poured out their sympathy to her it
prayers, in letters, in telegrams an<
through the press. creating that ex
pression of public will. "Go and sir
no more" which set her free.
FORGOT TO HANG HIM.
Man Under Sentence Twenty-thre<
Years May Now Escape.
Twenty-three years ago; says th<
Chicago Record-Herald, John Gale!
was sentenced to be hanged on a cer
tain day. Now he is found practical'
ly buried alive in the Joliet penitenti
ary. the oldest prisoner in point o:
servitude that fahe institution shelters
Long since has the law lost to en
force itrs original mandate. so his re
lease is asked by his sister unde:
habeas corpus proceedings.
A mystery, unexplainable from th<
records of the courts, and not to b<
solved through the prisoner, has com<
to Judge Kersten, who has been asket
to tyrant a 'hearing on the points o
law involved. The puzzle comes ir
the wonder how the murderer eludec
the gallows, how he reached the peni
tentiary. and wvhy he was then lost tc
identity through long years.
Gales thimself does not know why
he was not put to, death. He heart
the death sentence read to him, his
life .o be forfeited on March 24, 1882
He watched the days pass, and sud
den'y he wvas wvhisked out to th<
Cook county jail and hurried to t'ha
penitentiary. For years since he ha!
wor dered, but in silence, fearful thal
if an error had been made the execu
tion would be held ,Mhen his idenit3
was dscovered. Now, the opportuni
ty for freedom has come to hirr
through tehe dscovery that the las
him only on a faded warrant. long
In faded ink, written in a dust
grimed book, is set forth the history
of the Gales case. In legal verbiage
Iis plainly copied tihe order, issued b3
Judge William H. Barnum, in th<
presence of State's attorney Luthei
Laflin Mills, that sheriff Orrin L
Mann holds the prisoner in custod3
'in the county jail until dead. Nc
stay of execution came to prolong
life. No communication of sentenc<
,..s granted. To all intents, so -far <
the eye of the law goes, he was execu
Kate Gales, a sister of the man.
lives with a brother at Veeder and Di
vision streets. They, like tihe pris
oner, have wondered that he lived.
They, like him, have feared to make
inquiry lest the doomed man's life be
snuffed. Finally the sister broke si
lence. She belongs to the Luxem
burg Independent club, a social or
ganization. The members came to
wonder at the situation, and as a
body they placed the matter before
attorney Matthew J. Huss.
The plea for the man's release is
made in the name of the sister, on the
ground that the prison authorities
have no right to keep him in bondage.
In her application to tihe court 'he
--And the petitioner further shows
that it is provided in and by said judg
tment ordered entered of record on or
about the third day of February, 1882.
that said John Gales be hanged by the
neck until he be dead; but the peti
tioner states the fact to be tihat for
about twenty-three years last pasc.
imprisonment at hard labor has been
inflicted upon the said John Gales at
the penitentiary, without any authori
tv of law.
Only a death warrant hangs over
The man. No sentence of imprison
rent at hard labor makes legal his
confinement. Admittedly there is no
muittimus of commitment to be found
by Warden Murphy.
Gales was a youth when, November
28. 1881, in a sullen fit of wrath he
hurled an axe at the head of John
William Hessell, a farmer, who lived
near Woodstock. Now he is an old
man, though but 45 years of age.
I Physically, h-owever, he is scrong
enough to go into the world and be
gin a new life. Madison R. Harris
appears in the record of Gales' coun
Judge Kersten referred the petition
to the state's attorney for investiga
tion. Assistant state's attorney John
Newco'mer has hauled out the sciled
records. At Springfield the acts of
the governor in commuting sentences
have been studied. Nowhere is lease
of life given Gales beyond tihe day
named for the execution. "Between
the hours of 9 o'clock and noon," of
Sthac day he should have been put to
No sol:ion either can be given now
of how the law overlooked the man.
It can not now be in any plausible
manner be shown 'how a mistake
might have been made that would not
have been quickly remedied. Judge
Kersten is expected to grant the is
suance of the writc to have Gales
brought before him for adjudication
of his rights.
STATE FARMERS' INSTITUTE.
To Be Held At' Clemson College,
The annual meeting of the State
Farmers' Institute will be held at
Clemson college August 8th to IIth,
Ample provision will be made by
the college authorities to .ass the
visitors in ekamining all the iiverests
belnging to Clemson college. Lodg
ing will be furnished free in the
dormitories. Those attending shall
apply for tickets at entrance to the
barracks, where names will be regis
tered and bed furnished. Meals can
be secured for 25 cents each.
Prof. J. N. Harper will preside at
the meeting. The following is the
Tuesday, August 8, 8 p. mn. Address
of welcome and preliminary exer
Address by Senator B. R. Tillman
on "Raising Hogs."
Wednesday, August g, 1o a. m. Ad
Idress by Prof. WV. J. Spillman. United
States department of Agriculture.
Subject: "Diversification Farming in
2 p. m. Experience meeting.
8 p. m. Address by J. A. Everett,
Indianapolis, Ind. Subject: "How to
Solve all Farmers' Problems."
Thursday, August ro, 10 a. m. Ad
dress by Dr. 5. J. Summers. Subject:
"Farming in South Carolina as an
opening for young men who will use
lrains and are not afraid of work."
p. m. Experience meeting.
8 p. m. Address by John Hamil
ton. Farmers' Institute Specialist,
United States Department of Agricul
t... S.,jm.-,- "The New Acrricul
Friday, August 71, 10 a. m. Addr<
by M. V. Richards. Industrial Ag<
Southern Railway. Subject: "Far
ers' Interest in Immigration."
Miss Catherine Mulligan, of \V
throp college. will give a course
domestic science during the institu
"DISGRACE TO STATE."
Cherokee County Preacher Lamba
Dispensary At Union Meeting.
The mass meeting of the cour
Temperance Law and Order leag
held here at Union Tuesday to
in crystalizing sentiment in favor
prohibitidn, an election to vote on 1
dispensary question having been <
dered for August 15, was quite a lar
and representative gathering, thou
not so many attended as were expe
ed. presumably on account of t
Rev. F. C. Hickson, the temperar
champion of Cherokee county, v
the speaker of the occasion and ma
a telling speech. In the course of ]
remarks he said that beforc the d
pensary system was inaugurated
told Senator Tillman. who is a frie
of his and whom he considers a go
judge of what should benefit the m<
als of the people that "if he organi2
the dispensary system -his party woi
be a thing of the past, and the peol
-would erase his memory and nothi
would disgrace him more."
He made many comparisons, sho
ing that under the dispensary systi
the sale of whiskey had greatly
creased, and vehemently characteri2
the whole business as "a disgrace
It is hardly possible to forecast 1
result of the dispensary election y
though a great many citizens wli
interviewed expressed their opini
that it will go and prohibition v
prevail by a vote of three to one.
2car loads o1
I car load of
and a lot of ule
to-date and fire
-Alto be had at
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ild Tickets good to return on regular
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gThursday, August 3d.
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rn J. W. DENNING, Ag't, Newberry, S. C."
We are offer
ing our entire
stock of Ham
mocks for one
- out off the
I Call and see
!BERRY, S. C.,
ACH, " 5~Q
Sleeping Cars on Train
olk, arriving Norfolk 7.00
return on any train until
-'any information write
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Wilmington, N. C.
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Newberry. S. C.