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NEGRO LYNGHED BY
I 10B IN SALUDA
0rowd Determined to Have His Blood
as Soon as He Was Captured
Admitted His Guilt.
Dan Etheredge. the negro boy who
attempted to assault lAwetta West,
the seven-year-old daughter of Maj.
1. Hillery West. was shot to death by
a mob about nine miles from Summer
land Monday night at 9 o'clock, says
a dispatch to the Columbia State.
Etberedge was caught at Wards by
Mr. H. 0. Wright. the correspondent
of the State at that place, and was
at once identified by Maj. West. who
was not far off when the capture was
effected. He was placed on Southern
train. No. 134. comin- towards Co
lumbia and at S mninierland. jist a few
wiles below IBatesbur,, was taken off
and carried into the woods. There a
mob of about 150 men met him. The
little negro was placed in the middle
of the road. under a tree with a rope
fastened around his neck, le was
asked if' he had anything to say and
if he was '-uilty. IIe said that he
was guilty, but would give no reason
for the attempt. After a parley of
about 15 minutes. about a dozen of
the posse stepped forward and emp
tied their guns and pistols into the
body. The nero fell backward lit
crally shot to pieces while the mob at
o ce di,p'ersed, g-inc b'.x to their
lit nes, trn-0 aftter their long chase.
Was Tired Out.
.Etherekdi-e was a mite of a nezro
about V years old. accordinz to his
father's statemtert. although the boy
claimed to he only 12 years old. He
was thorou-hly owed when caught
and his -. l stay in the swamps and
.s had exhu,i hir that he.
w., unable to N eer.-ni-t the temp
ttrn:i:e.i t. esicht hi and kill eim
a::d tih- e::t i' -:: rv was filled with
the hunt.-rs. liv knew. aeordini to
Iis owi statemnent n:ade' n the way
t the p.cle where he was shot, that
h- Was oing t diei. when he was
caught. and hIe took the whole affair
as %ne dared. le displayed no emo
tion when placed on a little box in
the middle of the road and the rope
was put around his neck. although he
knew his time had come. le admitted
[is guilt because he knew it was use
less to deny it and made no attempt
to clear himself. On, the way over
from the train heit told one of the
merabers of the party that the L-irl
had encourat-ed him. but he did not
repeat this when about to die.
Crowd Was Quiet.
The crowd "-as nev-er disorderly
from the time the hunt began until
the negro had been shot. At Summer
land and in the ur-meaiate neighb'r
hoo~d there wetre perhaps a hundred
IUen who. had searched that part of
the country- for Etheredee. The news
of his capture at Wards and the fact
that he had been bo\ught down the
road. spread like wil.1fire. Tele
phones are scattered all ove' L.exing
ton and Saluda counties and i.' nuinu
nication is easy. Where only two or
three g'ot otf the trait with Mr. Wex
fully 50~ joine d ti.e party further downz
the road. and t he number kept in
ereasin. until about 15t' made up the
crowd. Th.-v s.aid lit tle on the road.
and when it was thoughit that thter
h-ad goneii tar enough to be safe from
itetrfentrnce. a fire w-as built to riv-e
l ii.ht. There- wvas no a a uggest ion made
that thi. nezro be burned. There w-as
no indiscrimi nate firing of pistols or
gunis. The crowd was grimly determin
ed to have the life o.f the nego, but
they mad. it as painless as possible.
After he admitted his g'uilt the end
was short. The r-uns w-ere fired, the
smoke cleared aw-ay and after thev
were sat isfied that he was dead the
body "-as left in~ the road until morn
ing~ and the nan went back to their
At Batesbure the news "-as received
without anty e'xcitemen~t. It was ex
peeted that Etheredge wo-(uld be lynch
ed, anid when the train passed through
Monday afternoon there was a large
crowd at the depot to look at the
negro. Few got on the train, however,
and they would hardly have been
welcome had they done so. Mr. West
felt that some of the people of Bates
burg might interfere if he was taken
off there and for that reason Sum
merland was selected as the best place
to take him. The inquest over the
body was held on Tuesday.
It has been a long and tiresome
chase after Etheredge, but the men
in the posse were confident that he
would be eaughit. Sheriff Sample bad
Ibwe denaties, Jas. Smith, J. C. Berry
and Robt. Worts, in eparge of sev
eral of the bands with instructions
that if the negro was caught to either
bring him to the Saluda jail or drive
through the country to Columbia.
These crowds Sunday night hunted
through five miles of swamp land not
three miles from Batesburg and once
Deputy Berry was within 100 yards
of the fugitive. who had stopped at I
a negro cabin to rest and get some
thing to eat. He saw the deputy
coming. however, and fled, leaving i
his coat and hat. Again he was seen
at the other end of the swamp about I
2 o'clock Monday morning,, showed t
he had been kept on the move all the I
time and was about exhausted. But if
the men who were conducting the I
search were worn out and had to give I
up the chase until Monday. Some:
of them. Sheriff Sample among the
party, came to Batesburg and Monday
morning Sheriff Sample went toward
Augusta. leaving his deputies in t
charge of the search around Bates- i
Determined to Kill. 11
Earlv in the inorning the roads pre-'I
sented a curious sight. Wagons and I
buggies and horses were seen going
in every direction. The men were:
armed with iuns and pistols and
frankly said that if the negro was I
caught he would die. They had noth- '
ng to say a,_ait Sheriff Sample.
who would protect the negro, they
said. but thev did not intend for a
trial to take place. There was no dis- E
order. no drinking and display of '
enmity toward the negroes that were I
met on the road. There was no talk F
of externinatine the black race. The T
mIen wanted the biIIod of Dan Ether- e
edze ac.ne and they knew that they
would get it because the negro was
absolutely hemmed in. The men were C
perfectly willin, to have the affair
wit,nessed by newspaper men or any- V
body else and only one man displayed
any resentment -ainst the reporter. a
Story of the Crime.
;-.. Leo Trtter. w\ho livcs near
the lbar. o in feel the cattl.
A s soon as she w inside he seized
her and attempted to choke her into a
insensimility. ie did not succeed in t
aemplishin' his purpose. but she
was badly hurt and for two days her v
life was in danger. The news of the
crime did not spread very rapidly out- 1
side of the immediate neighborhood.
which is about 15 miles from railroad t
and telegraph facilities. but a quiet I
searc W"as m11ade for the bov. Gradu
ally the news leaked out. however, and i
a general search was made all over
the coutntv for the criminal by a (
number of posses.
There was no chance for him to es- f
cape. The description had been sent V
all over the country and in every band t
were those who knew the negro by v
sight. The fact that he eluded the ec
men so lonie is a mystery, and when i
caught he was thoroughly fagged out.t
Major West has been on horseback s
and in a huiey since Thursday- nightt
and the others have had very lit
Needle Workers' Wages.
Wom'ran 's Home Companion.
The apprentice in dressmaking~ has ']
to work mo nths for nothine or per
hal's a n:t're p'it tance as an errand
cirl. Then she starts on linings ati
A-4 pecr week. Next she does over-sew- I
ing and finishingi at $6. Trimmers
on skirts and fitters from $15 to $14.
A small establishment is considered2
better than a large one xt'r learning
the trade. as more personal attenti 'n
is giv en apprentices and there is
quicker advancement. Anyv woman
who sews neatly by hand or does fine
embroidery along popular lines can
secure a position in a shop without
difficulty, and the fall rush in dress-1
making opens up September 1.
A girl with the shopping gift can
uisually secure a position with a dress
maker as shopper. Her first duties
consist of matching thread, buttons,
linings, etc., and later she is intrust
ed with trimmings. laces etc. She
starts at $4 peri week, spends most of
her time in stores and usually becomes
a professional shopper.
Operators in suit and waist factor
ies do piece work principally, and as'
a rule make $12 per week, Finishers,
who sew on buttons, etc., receive no~
more than $7 per week.
In underwear factories girls start
the trade by running ribbon through
beading, ironing, running buttonhole
machines, and gradually learn how to
sew on irsertion tucking, etc. They
quickly 'work up to $6 per week. An
expert in underwear make $12 or $14
Districl Attorney J6,rome, of New
Yiork, pleads guilty to three weak- 1
I esse-eandv eating, cooking strap". I
1 ihsai am,f~tr,I
SAYS CLEMSON RUN WRONG.
fr. McMahan as Anxious That CoVle
In his speech in Greenville on Tues
ay Mr. John J. McMahan, one of the
andidates for governor, spoke in
,art as follows:
But the entire organization of
'lemson College is wrong. It, is sup
orted by a tax upon the farmers
rhi"h some years far exceeds the
SUal, income. To avoid the criticismr
hat they have more money than they
Ced. they are under the necessity of
inding some way to spend the sur
lus before the time to report to the
,eislature each year. This encour
ges extravagance and places this one
4tate institution in a class all by itself
ridependent. of the government of the
4ate. This permanent apporpria:
ion of an indefinite and ever-increas
Ig sum of money i- in violation of
he fundamental safeguard of govern.
lent. which everywhere else requires
hat the representatives of the peo
,le. in annual or biennial session.
hall pass upon the work and the
eeds of the institutions of the statt
ud shall say how much of the peo
le's money is to be spent. Except
t Clemson it has been unheard of it
i- State for a board of trustees
ithout specific authority from th<
--islature to erect new and expensivt
uildinig-s. add new departments, in
rease the plant so as to necessitate
ermanently increased annual sup
ort. committing the state to new de
artments without askinip the consent
f the lezislature. The fertilizer tax
hould -o into the state treasury anti
'lemson should he supported as thi
ther inst itut ions of the State by an
ual appropriati-i.s fioin the trens
But the trouble is more fundtmnit
1. The State of Sonuth Carolina hia;
authlority~ in th 1wgovernment 0:
'lemson Coflege. She has planted he!
un.ires 'f thousands or mnilli'ns .
Mlar there buIt f"r a me i-l tI
e: ,mMr. em lete peria.,:
a.~ ri . t -t l t.: i0tha a iled I\.
im and ,huhlhave PINwet41 prepetl.
e themiselves. anid th us rule forevt
his institlution upon which the Stat
f S uth Carlina should lavish heit
li. i. N ' State institution shouhl
e bevonad St ate coat ril. Trustet-'
emooile old. heeome antiquated iV
hvir ideas with the progress and de
iands of tIle times. Their Czarlike
0wer. a perpetual 1lilIarchy amenale
S110 autlhoritv. ivay bree"i in themi ar
)Zance. bi_-otry and selfishness.
It has long been felt that Cle-mson
,llege is a close corporation. largely
fficered by the kinsmen and other
Av'rites of these life trustees. who
-iii control even beyond the period of
,eir successors. Nepotism, the bane
f efficiency and fairness, honey
ambs the institution. It is operated
1 large measure by the trustees for
he trustees. Until the legislature
amne seven or eight years ago saw
hie neesiyo drcting that the
rustees should not draw pr~ diem,
utt should draw onily actual expenses,
here wvere a few old broken-dowr1
rustetes wrho were on committees t<
upervise all sorts of work, which
hould have been left to the president.
'he mileage and four dollars a day
ras an inducement to hang around
lie College nearly all the time. Suci
s the tyranny of the trustees, per
'ettated in an Un-Americani way. lik<
European dynasty. that professori
ave been taught to keep their mouths
liut, to be in constant terror ani
'int inmes to erinLee.
W hat is the remedv?! The Stat<
h'.ub'l em' to the heirs or residuar,
centeems and purchase, as could bm
lone for a small amount, the reversion
mry interest, so that the State eouli
-epudiate the wiill and take charge o:
lie management of its institution.
Not the least ef the benefits t<
rome from this action would be th<n
-ight then to name the College, as i
hould have been named in the be
riuning, after the great statesmai
rhose name the world over is linke<
withi that of South Carolina. Cal
ioutn's estate was willed by an un
ivorthy son-in-lawv, a Northern man
ud without any claim upon thi
state. wvas so ungenerouis, so mneanl:
telfishi. that he decreed in his dicta
orial will not only to rule forever th
nstitution which he asked the Stat
0 support, but to foist upon it h'
tame instead of the name whiel
sprang to every lip-the immorta
An Aged Man In Jail.
W. F. Hlammond, of Anderson, ha
written a pitful letter to Governo
Rleyward, asking for his help. He i
(6 years of age, he says, and is with
mt friends. He is in jail. charge<
vith selling .liquor, lie pleads guilty
mt says~ he will never do so again i:
te can only get out of his troubles thi~
We have opened up
building just below ou
We have made a su
giving good weight a
We know that we will make a
tem to wit: First class goods, fu
dead dollar. We have a full line
Oliver 0. Smith and Mrs. Fred
We will continue our Gro:ery !
Mr. Lawson Bobb will have charl
Come where you can get what
here than any where else and kno
Barbers in Politics.
St. Paul Poneer Press.
A leading barber in New York a
mits that no sanitary catastrophe ho
followed or is liable to follow the r<
peal of the law in that State placin
the barbers business under State cor
trol. with a board of censors and
system of examination and inspet
tiln. Hie declares that the danIer c
list ributing pernicious microbes froi
the chair has been exaggerated an
that people are not So inorant C
different as to patronize unclea
shops. The interesting fact is th9
the lawmakers should vote for repea
It is significant that. excepting ti
tl'Ium er t. th harhers ali-ne. of tI
n:en wht apialed to the legislatui
1 >r le al regulation of their respectiv
qctupations,. were successful. It mean
that the harbers have m1'e 11"litief
;'tiluc e than undertakers. denitist
*r any lf the thers. When the tor
rial bill was introdlced. n) law
:ak\e who h ped fI a future in poli
:lsdared oppoise it.
.e ie!rt"t .t an-if cnflict
t heir i 'as: nd h 1reditt,
! n. part 1f the triumph f the vallS
a the polls to the wrk dine with an
!te. Iv tihe harber,. Thiz is not un
ras.nabh. In a a rl v history
Ma..assa.huset ts it i, related that
harher perished n stiormv niiht o1
B stn aNeck and the board of selee
ti n Neck and the Board of Select mei
hen adopted resolutions asserting ths
he. more than any other influence. ha
pronIeoil the spread of hertical do(
trines in the colony: that by reason o
his tade -he would be ettin. tIh
hair and the truth at the same time.
and that his violent death was a time
ly interventiin of Providence.
There is a psychologrieal principa
involved in the insidious influene? o
the barber. A man in the chair. re
clinine in absolute comfort and hi
scalp manipulated by the soothini
fingers of the skilled operator, isi
the most receptive and least antagor
istic state. On the very vetye i
slumber, he is in fact hypnotised, wit
conciousness virtually suspended. i
mind still receives impressions fror
the trieless volubility of his barbei
and they are mostly enduring. WV
hav e this~ on authority of Prof. Quack
endis i% ft Columbia University,. wh
affir ms that through hypontie suges
tion a child ot man may he edtucate
w'ithout coneciouis effort tin his par
The subje.ct, lie explains. is throw
into a partial trance and t he facts
opinions which it is intended to in
press on his mind ate repeatted froi
time to time. They became his pea
mnanent p)ossession. This is essentiall
the prloess by- whichi the barber int
ipos5es political or tither viAvs on h
patron, who is powerless to eseai
their domimat ions. It was to lot
the mnan behind the chair with tari
opiinsthat Mr. Wakefield labore
Iisicredible that the Legislatu
of Newv York should offer so powerf
an influence. The inference is th
the barbers themselves had come
favor the repeal of the Taw and t1
abandonment of the svst em of Sta
A Crtishing Retort.
Senator Bard of California was on
conversing with a Jesuit brother
the Georgetown University, when
told this story illustrative of the fii
humor of Archbishop Ryan of b
The archbishop had rebuked
priest for wearing a most disrepn
"I would not give this hat for
new ones'' said the priest. "It b
longed to may father who fell in tI
rising of '48."
"A.'was Archbishop Ryan 's r
trot, "'evidently he fell on the hat!'
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w that you will not be overcharge
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