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VOL XLIII. NO. 81. k-TEWBERRY. S. 0. I-R[t)AY. SEPTEMBR~M28. 1190'3.TIE)'EK.$.0.YA
ATLANTA PERFECTLY QUIET.
actories Reopen and Confidence Re
stored-Saloons All Closed to Oc
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 26.-Perfect
quiet prevailed throughout the city
oday. All the factories shut down
Plave opened up and thorough confi
dence has been restored on every side.
;:Tli'e colored as well as the white em
ployees have returned to their regular
-work and normal conditions, both in
dustrially and commercially, have
By a unanimous vote the city coun
c has revoked the licenses of every
saloon in Atlanta until October 1, and
until that time the city is practically
This action was taken on a report
from the polic committee, which had
been requested to investigate the sa
-loons, and ascertain what places could
be closed as dives and unfit to engage
in the liquor trade. The committee,
after striking out 57 saloons, decided
that such arbitrary action might be
unjust to many saloon men, and when
a conference was held with the citi
zens' committee, it was decided to re
commend to council the revoking of
all saloon license for the purpose of
weeding out the dives.
Military headquarters have been
withdrawn from the centre of the city,
out of town military companies have
been sent hone and the authorities
state that they expected no more trou
ble, as the qquiet of the past 24 hours
. is proof in plenty that no further
outbreaks are being contemplated by
either wittes or blacks.
That those who have been guilty of
rioting during the past few days will
be severely punished was indicated by
the charge of Judge Pendleton to the
grand jury this morning. Public sen
timent is strong for the detection of
those responsible for the crimes com
Mitted, and many have already volun
teererd to give evidence such as will
ri about convictions of the guilty
and so insure the fuiture safety of At
111nta from the ravawes of race war.
All of the dlead and injured, for
-whom a public subseriptionl has been
started, are beina cared for, and the
-wounded, both black and white, are
receiving every attention. while the
stnbscription grows rapidly.
Law and Order Resolutions.
A law and order mass meeting was
held late this afternoon, attended by
representative people of both races,
at the Court House, which was filled
to overflowing. A fund of $3,600 was
raised for the benefit of the victims
of mob violence and a committee of
five appointed to push the relief work
to a generous completion.
A committee on resolutions was
chosen. of which the Hon. Clark Ho
well, editor of the Atlanta Constitu
tioin. was made chairman. This com
mittee repiorted the following resolu
''Whereas, the city has been the
scene of horrible crimes against wo
men, causing great excitement among
the p)eople and leading to disorder and
mob violence; and
''Whereas, the spirit of retaliation
for crime. wvorking under cover of..the
mob, makes no discriminatioin be
tween the innocent and the guilty and
causes the murder of innocent and
law- abiding citizens; and
''Wihereas, the first duty of any
government is to protect life, liberty
and property, and the first duty of
the citizen is to obey the law and sup
port constitutional authority in it.s en
'''Whereas, present state of affairs
has demonstrated the fact that crime
and lawlessness begets more lawless
ness, and when a question between
races has arisen the existence of riot
acts of violence and the spirit of the
mob engenders hatred, fans the flames
of racial passion and spreads the spir
*it of anarchy until the very founda
tions of government are shaken, there
fore be it
"Resolved, that this meeting, com
posed of the members of the Chamber
* of Commerce and other law abiding
citizens, does solemnly protest against
the spirit of lawlessness that has tar
nished the fair name of our city and
1" 1 to the commission of nrime.
"We denounce the cowardly ani
brutal murder of innocent people ant
the wounding of others, and we cal
upon all good mel to lift upl) thei1
voices for law and order and use thei1
influence to check the riotous spir
that is abroad in the community.
'We deplore the crime of botl
me41n ?gperaces hl shrdlupupul
races which has been committed b:
their worst elements and we solemnli
protest that mob rule is the worst evi
that can afflict, society, for it carrie
in its train all the crimes that hu
man beings are capable of. and if no,
checked will lead to the destructiot
of government itself.
'We call upon the authorities ol
oir -city an( state to ernsh anarch
with an iron hand, and spare neithei
expense nor force to do so.
''We denand that the authoritie:
spare no effort to put a stop to thi
assaults on our women. If it take,
more mionor more money to do it tha'
the authorities act accordingl'y. Ou
womanhood must. and shall be protect
''It is not right nor just that the iR
nocent, both white and black, shal
he punished for the sins of the guilty
and the events of the past few day
prove beyond doubt that it is the in
nocent of both races that are mad
to suffer as the result of the unres
trained effort of the mob to aveng
the dastardly outrages that should be
and must be, punished by law.
''We further declare that it is tl
duty of our city to care for the siel
and wounded of both races and t<
bury the dead, and we pledge ou
willingness to assist the authorities ij
''Where government has not beer
able to protect life the common in
tinets of humanity demand that i
at least care for the victims of vio
lence in sickness and death.''
These resolutions were presented bi
Chairman Howell, warmly secondeI
by John Temple Graves, editor of th
Georgian; John S. Cohen, managinf
11ditor of the Journal, and Charles S
Daniel, editor of the News, aid wee
1n1aIlniimsly adoptetd as tle sense oj
Newspaper Man Named to Lead Em
pire State Democracy.
Buffalo. N. Y., Sept. 27.-At ai
e!irly hour this'moirning William Ran
dolph Hearst was nominated for gov
ernor by the Democratic State conven
Convention Hall, Buffalo, N. Y.
Sept. 27.-The vote for governor
first ballot: Hearst 309; Sulzer 124
Dix 17. Necessary to a choice 226.
The only way to make your cigar.
taste better is to pay more money foi
There is no joke so flat as the oni
vou were goig to spring on a mar
who got busy and sprung~ it on you.
Letters remaining in tile post offiec
for the week ending Sept. 23.
Lessie Baret, (2), Mattie Baltimore
R?i clard Campbell, Rosa Coleman.
Hanah Dewvalt, Ellen Dugon..
Lillian Glasgore, Willie Galtus, W
H. Griffin, Vennie Griffin, Laura Gil
der, G. L2. Gaudlock (2), Mary Emmi
Laura Hart. Sam Higens, Luk<
P. B. Mayes, Lizzie McLeod, Simoa
Metzger,Alberta Miller, Simon Mer
Essie Reed, Glifton Readen.
J. T. Stewart, Manda Stewart.
IJ. D. Whitman, C. R. Thompson
Sophie E. -Todd.
John Went. L. Berdelle Williams
Eddie Williams, Mr. & Mrs. B. Wil
liamns. Lewie Williams, David Wood
Persons calling for the "'n lens<
any that they were advertiA nd.
C. J. Purcell, P. M.
I KILLED BY INTENDED VIC'PIM. g
I John Anderson Shot By Frank 0. t
Wrenn In Greenwood-Defends 1
Himself in His House.
The State. Ih
G reenwood. Sept. 24.-As the result a
of anl attempt to ta.ke the law into o
r heir own -hands, a whitecapping party Y
r lost one of their members at the homei
I of Mr. Frank C. Wrein, where they '
had gone to ''regulate'' Wrenn. He
- shot. and instantly killed John Ander- '
son, who had succeeded in getting in
I to tle house and was grappling with h
WI'iei to try to take him out to horse- r
Tt is the expected culmination of a 1
kind of lawlessness that has beenti un
fortunately -10 prevalent in Green- I
Swood county ,ever since tile Phoenix i
riot and while greatly to be regretted, a
it will doubtless have the wholesome t
,-ft'eet of putting a stop to the business.
of trying to ''regulate'' people in
- stead of bringing them to the law b
where adequate and sufficient punish
ment for any and every crime can be
I obtained. t
, M. ~Wrenn came in to\vn this morn
I ing and surrendered to the sheriff..
- Neither lie nor his coutisel, Sheppards,
Grier & Park, were willing to make
any formal statement in the matter.
Mr. F. Barron Grier of the firm stat-'
ed that lie would make application for I
Alone at His House.
From acounts of the shooting it I
appears that last night Mr. F. C. 1
Wrenn was awakened by some one j
either saying ''Hello'' or kicking at f
his door. He lives in what is known f
as the White Jones place, a ratherv
large, two-story, old fashioned house r
oil the road between Greenwood and
Cokesbury. At, that time Mr. wrenn a
was alone in the house, his wife and'.
sons having left him some time ago on 1
account of family troubles and it wa,s
i this account that the whitecappers t
had come to whip him. Wrenn an
'Weled the call by coninigi to his front
hoor. lie ople1ed it and saw several
personls standing arouinld the door anld
.asked what was wanted. One of the
party replied that they were cotton
mill people on their way from Green
ville to Greenwood and wanted to stay a
all night. Having traveled half the
'iisaht did not seem to strike them as I
being at all incongruous. Wrenn told
them lie was sorry, but lie could not
accommodate them. They then asked
for something to eat and Wrenn told a
them lie was again sorry, but as his b
wife had left him alone he had not h
ing to cat cooked in the house. Finally
they asked for some water. By this
time Wrenn had made up his mind t
that there was trouble brewing and
that those men were determined to get t
into the house for the Purpose of do- 11
ing some injury to him. I-, however, i
agreed to give them some water, but d
said lie would go and get the water. e
Closinig the (door' Wrenn went firsth
into his bed room, where lie kept his
pistol, which happened to be loaded.
Picking up his pistol WVrenn wvet to
lhe 1p1ace where lie kept the drink i ng
water and went to the door with haisI
p)istl in his right handI( and( the bucket
of water in his left. Opening the <;oor 1
lie handed out the water to onie of thei
crowd, and as lie did so, noticed a
man crouched up against the door as
close as he could get, apparently
awaiting an opening to jump in. \s
WVrenn saw this man he shut the d mor
and called out to know what this rnan1
was dloing up against the door. No p
s1oner' had he closed the door thlar,
the crowd dashed against the door
~and burst it op)en. Four men apparent
ly rushed through the (1oor and grap
pled wvith Wrenn in the center of the
room. There was no light and the
four against o.ne were bent on bring- I.
ing him odt in order to whip him, or (
possibly do r'nore, even kill-him, while I
he was doing as every creattire, man t
or lower animal, all he could to saveb
At this tinte Wrenn began using the y~
pistol. There were four men sur
rounding him and4 lie bee-an "Ac'ting
at the same time ihey touchue !. He 1
fired. four shotA as r'oni'11y as f;n
m elhaniism of' the pistol wonMd permiT. g
and( duiringy the shootinw. > 1a lroll.
The other tP ' mini t n (out.
WVrenn quick' elosed the door01 01nd be- f
nIII to )lani for at seeonid attatek, or,
etter, ani escape. He remembered
hat lie had two cartridges left in his
istol and started to get more that. he
ept in the house. Getting these and
loading, he was ready to leave the
oIse. Apparently it was surrounded
id he could hear the eursin- erowd
utside, wio were saying they would
et' get the ",-- ---.'' more
han likely tie crowd did itot know
ondersonl was dead.
Finally Wreninl thought lie saw nil
pportinity, and jumped from at back
--indow. Tecrowd, hlowever, saw
imt and beglan shooting it hin as lie
aI, Wretin was shot inl tile tarll and
4t side with bird shot, but. tiough
ainfilly wounded, is lut seriously
Itll.. lie rin towards a negro house
Parby, but instead of going in the
onse lie tIrned to one side and I-an
I'oid tile house, hidinlg inl sonie very
all cotton not fair away.
Whipped the Negroes.
Tle crowd quickly silrroulided tile
0.nse and, taking out tihe two old ne
-roes tlhere carried tlhemi iup to the
Vrenn home, and taking at buggy
race wIlipped tiheiml most unmerciful
V. They wanted sone information
4lichih hese negiocs were unable to
ive, and because of this and because
hey were bent on such work, they
dhipped tile two nearoes. Wrenn
otIld hear all t1his from his hiding
lace. Some time after the crowd
Dft and early this morning Wrein
-eiit back to his house. The doors
Mere all open and nothing had been
isturbed. Going'in lie saw the body
f John Anderson cold and stiff in
leath on the floor. Anderson had
allen on the hearth, and his head had
allen through the little fire screen,
chichi is used as a summer front in
many homes when the fireplace is not
ii use. Wrenn came at once to town
Id gave himself up. It was the first
olws of the shooting, and lie coroier
3ft at once for the scene.
It is at case wilh some novel fea
ures. Tile comrades of Anderson can
ardly be expected to testify, as they
,ill conifess to a Ilost seriouis erimlio.
Aiders(IIn was a young wh.lite faiier
f about 37 years of a_e. lie lived
Car Saluda, about seveni or eight
iles front tihe Wrenln liouse. The
rowd possibly included some from
it even greater distance than tihat.
ndersont leaves a wife and several
Wrenn is a native of North Caro
na. He has been living in t his coun
y for about seven years. lie has een
ppareitly a successful farmer. It. has
cen charged against him that lie 1a14L
een guilty of infidelity to his wife
eeently and the supposition tlat tile
vhitecappers went to wiij) him on
The death of Anderson -will more
han likely put an ei(l to this form of
iwlessness for years to come. It will
,anke some of those who have been
elighting in taking the law into thir
wn bands pause. What ever Wre,nn
adl done, he was livinig in a publlic
lace and wvas amenable to the law.
Souvenir of Deadbeats.
A framed pie'e of nieedllewor'k,
a'nsistinug of ni bu os sewn oii a silk
41iimdationi, wuas r'ecenutly sold by anue
ion in Noirthl Lond~on. It was mnadc
y the wife of a counitryf parson who
sed1 to utilize int this way the bumt
onts fouand in offertory bags in her
usband 's church.
The peculiar collection covered a
umb)er of years, and it wuas seldom,
andeed, that a sp)ecial collection of any
ind was takeni upi without a number
f buttons being deposited, some by
tistake, but most of them purposely.
He Did His Best.
This story is told in Les'lie's Week
v. ''An Anglo-Saxon citiz,en in New
)rleans -attended the funeral of a
'renehman's wife.. Several days af..
Brwardhs, meeting the bereaved huts
and on Canal street, the latter asked
pith Gaelic jauntiness; 'Ah were youi
t ze ftruneel?' TIhie American said
'How you think I di?'
Oh, splendidly. Voi appeared to
e *' ('f your wife, as it took four
old yout and Conltrol your
r oif ai - active emotion.'
'i vere~ oni.k at ze honse, ehl7
ott -'1ll h,ave gone to ze cemet airom,
or I. ' T , *-nCin-seit tae
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Gen. Barre's Second Furlough-Death
of Dr. J. B. Simpson-Personal
Prosperity, Sept. 27.-Our veteran
Iail carrier, Gieral Barre, has had
what he terms his second firllough.
His first onle Was iln 1863 and was
fromi the C. S. A., tle other one was
1901( and was from U. S. A. The Clen
eral says the he regretted as much
that this one was out as he did the
one4 inl '63. So lie and Bob are again
oil t lie var pa th,'' distribuit ing mail.
Mr. A. T. Mayer is book-keeper for
Hawkins Bros. and assistant cashier.
From the ginning of' the first bale
Of cot ton in Aug. to the 2511h of Sep
tember. 1905, liere were ginned iere
1229 bales ad tihere has been sold
2370 bales of vottonl. Tl"his year from
tle ginning of the first bale to Selp
tember 2511h, tlere iad been 492 bales
:itned and 947 sohl, slowinlg a short
age of 739 and 1421 bales respective
Mrs. J. W. Realms, of Timmonlsville,
S. C., is visiting hier parents.
NIrs. Nance, of Lake City, Fia., is
visitia, relatives in town.
Dr. T. J. Lit tlejoli, of 'acolet, was
in town for a cotuple of days the past
Mlr. B. W. Whleeler, of tie railway
mail service. "ats ulp lor' a few days
stay at homtte.
iliss Gertrule Simpson has restum
ed her work in the graded school at
Mr. 0. . Simpson Was elected the
fourth teacher in the Prosperity grad
ed schools otn Monday.
Miss Susie Langford has retut:ned
to the Columibia Female College.
Messrs. E. W. Monts, J. P. Wise,
C. M. Sitmpson, C. P. Barre, Itby
Komn, Aklder Pu,E. S. Shepely,
Frank Sheelv, M1,ody Benenlbaugh,
Osca anad William Stone. Vance Ma
this aid a nitmber of oither yom,n
Miln haivo 'rneto Newberry Colle.e.
P'rosperity-sends uap 41u1ite a grood siz
)hs. 'S. W. C':01.vs wil! havo. heri I*a11
openin'g 00ctoer 3rd. ('.In .tan,l s'e
the pretty iats.
Mlisses Mamie and Aiie Brucel
anid (their brother, of Palatka, Fli.,
at'e Visitin.g relatives aid friends in
MI. (flenn Simlipsonl and sisters,
Misses Janie and Flora, of Laurens,
M1r. Thomas Simpson, of Anderson,
t1ad James H11bain came dwm.n t at
tenld the funieral of Dr. J. B. Simpson.
Mrs. J. T. P. CroFsonl anl(d soi, Wil
'ie. of , Lve'.ville. vInme I'vmr lo at lend
the funeral of Dr. J. 13. Sinipson.
1)r. James Y. Fair and sistr Miss
Josepiine, of Savaian, (a., are visil
imiX Mr. 11. C. Moseley.
Mesdames Harr.'ell and Hlaynes, of
Geor-gia, ar e also visitintg Mrl.. an'd
Mrs. H1. C. Moseley this week.
Mrs. Robert Brannon, after a pleas
ant visit to her sister, Mas. A. Kin
it'd, hias retur aned home.
Miss Lilly Mae Russell hias' return
ed fr'om Seneca.
Nit. W. 0. H-artmani, of' Atlantia, has
been ont a visi t toa his fatherca, NMra. J.
W. 1Hartmitant, wtho has breen sick for
ther past couatple of weecks, but Iwitoi, we
are gl rad to say't, is imnproving.
Miss lEstelle Stewat. is visititng in
Rev. C. D). Taylor and family are
visit ing his brother, Mr'. D). J. Taylor.
Misses Edna and Lucay Feller's are
visiting their uncle, Mr'. L. M. Fellers,
Miss .Jatnie Cook is visiting Mrt. T.
Ou)tr townt was called on Friday to
aigaini mourn'a the loss of ono )f' the
oldest citizenis. D)r. J. B. Simpson
passed from this life on September
20th, aged, 71 years, 9 months, and 12
days. He leaves two daughters to
mouarn hais death, Miss Nannie and
Mrs. S. D. Dttncan. The Herald and
News in thte illuastratedi edition had thme
following historical account of Dr.
Dra. J1. T. Simpson was born in Laur
ents counoty about seven miles wvest of
the couart hiouse. is edateation was
htad itn the schools of his home cotunty
anad Williamston instituite. Hie at
''a-1ded the Gieor'gia iniedical schtool at
A '*.usta from which lie gradatted in
39. lie fir'st located at Helena,
of the lower section of Newberry
vouity, he located at the cross roads,
three iiles below Prosperity, in 1800.
When the toesin of war sounded he
volunteered and was physician of the
Wayside hospital for 14 months, after
which le was duly coitmissioned as
mnedical sergeant and assigned to duty
with tle 17th11 Georgia regiment. On
his return from t he war he located in
the town of Prosperity and has con
tinously, with the exception of about
two years spent in (1reenwood, prac
ticed his profession in the Proseprity
coimunity, covering i period of 45
Dr. Slimpson was married to Miss
Eliziaetlh Cook, September 18, 1800.
Two daughters are still living to cheer
the doctor its he sits by his cheerful
hearth stine and recounts the deeds
of tihe long ago.
Dr. Simpson has served Ilhis town in
the citpacity of ia warden and as a
iemier of the board of health. He
is ever ready to help on every good
In talking to one of the mostn ip
telligent negroes of this se,994 in.re
ference to the reign of pevor, that is
wide spread all gvp .the south, he -
gave it as his opilioll that the use of
CoCIiiie and wit ikoy together. with the
mItany almost obscenle pictmi;cs that 4rp
to be seen in many public places, h)ad
nuchl to do with inflam'ing the pas
siols of lie lower class of Iwgroes
who frequented dives and crow o
quarters. If the use of cocaine leads
t.. sliel dire results wlhat a fearful
Irvest there is before us, and who
of our fair women will be forced to
gather the harIvest. Just think of the
-Iwful tort-ure they hIalve to undergo.
He says their teachers and preachers.
must preach agvainst rape and tIle
hideousiess (if the crime. We agree
with tIe OGeor-zianl, "this reign of ter
ror 1must stop.''
If Ihis negro is rilit ill his diag
j4tsis. would if n4t he right for our
city yovernmhiienis to look closelv into
it and prolihi. it it;use(of coenaineand
the spreading of file half' nude pie
titres n11 hill hoards andil itublie.
plaves. An ounc11e IIIf prevention is
wolrth a pomnofl* vrure. Tile vities per
mil of1 1t414 11mN y0 I lie worst eleiumeilt
to colgre-gate inl tle. already over
(owkded sections. The plaees are the
veiitablhle hlot beds of1 vice ilnd erimie.
The worthlless lazy fellows have left
III faIrms and1 are crowded together inl
dlark, diigy quarters irrespective of
Ige or sex. Wlat can be expected
from stneh mniasmlativ 1and pe-stilenl(tial
spot... Crimle lind erimle only.
Mr. aid Mrs. C. A. Bownan, of
Newbery, are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
H. C. Moseley this week.
TI'e brideurooi oili car4 .1ries a iin
ittu'e lorseshoe in his pocket will al
ways be lucky.
The bride who dreams of fairies on
tle niglt before her wedding will be
thic be blessed.
Never give a te(legr'amt to a bride
or bride?zroomn on thle wayfl to churiich.
It is a sture omenWl of evil.
Maria iiges oni board sip j are con1
sidlered. unlu tckyV. IIf you enni 't be
Theii finini(lg ifi al sideir oin the wed -
intg gown by theii bidle is 'onsidered
a sutre I okeni if ha~ppiniess to come
To make a Happy Home.
Anm American writer' says: ''You
want to help thle mant you marr'y to
be finie and strong and tru'oe. Show
h1imi that you b)elieve he has all those
qutalities. You will raise his ownt
sel f-respect 0and b'rng him to the level
vou tell him lie oceupies. Believe in
him h e gentle wvithn himt; donIi't 'oin
'iradiet him when lie is tired, let him
think lie is having his ownl way in his
own house; feed him with what lie
likes and laugh at his jokes. Herein
lies the secret of a happy home.''
A girl muist either marry an ordi
nartiy man or else remain a spinster
for the putrp~ose of cherishing an ideal,
Muc'h of a womntn's cheerfulness
amy be due to the fact that she knowvs
tow to work an' dimptle for all it is
It is an easy matter' to ptueker' youmr
fac'e. butt all the genutine smiles and
ft ,wns come from tIme hieatrt.