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GIST'S SLAYER RUN TO EARTH
Captured Near oarlile-Prisoner ir
no Danger from Mob Violence
He was Told Gist Had Made
News and Courier.
Union, May 24.-Arthur Davis,
the negro man who last night shot
and instantly killed Clarence E. Gist
at Carlisle, was arrested about 5.3(
o'clock this morning and brought tc
Union on the 9.35 train and is nom
The arrest was made by Deput3
Sheriff C. C. Sanders, at the home ol
Charlie Dawkins, a well known, well
to-do and respected negro who livei
a few miles from Carlisle. The de
puty sheriff was accompained bj
Richard Gist, brother of the young
man who was killed, and Jame!
Sprouse. The search for the negr<
was hgmn at Carlisle, and every ne
gro house there was inspeeted. N(
evidence of tile negro's whepaboullt!
being found, he posse secured hani
ears and went oi the S. A. L. Rail
road as far as Piide's, searching al
the negro houses along the line. Do
puty Sheriff Sanders then, with tw<
companions, switched his ear on th<
Union and Glenn Springs Railroa<
and, searching all the negro houses
finally located his quarry in the hon
of Charley Dawkins. fn answer t<
a hail, Dawkins said that Davis wa:
there, and the deputy sheriff immed
intely entered, ran up-st-airs am
found his man just getting out of bed
The arrest was made without diffi
culty, and the prisoner. securly tied
was taken back to Carlisle on a. han
car, where the inquest was held at at
early hour this . morning by Magis
trate T. J. Vinson, of Union. Littli
evidence was adduced and only tha
of K. D. Bailey and the prisoner is o:
much importance. Bailey was the on
eye-witness to the shooting. He testi
fles that lie and Gist were crossinj
the S. A. L. Railroad track wie
something attracted Gist's attention
and the latter, accompanied by wit
ness, went towards the depot, wher
some one immediately opened firE
Something had been said just befor
file shooting began as to what, ha
occurred at the base ball ground. Ml
Bailey did not know how many slot
were fired and his testimony wa
brief. He was sure Arthur Davis dii
Arthur Davis, made in substanec
the following statement at the in
"My father and Mr. Pitts took m
out of the calaboose. I went to Daw
kins's store and Sullivan's m.arkei
Sullivan called to me and said I ha
better-go home as Clarence Gist ha
found pistols and was go.ing ti kill Im
Afterwards I met my brother, wih
asked m11e to go with him, bt 1. Ic
fused, anld told him what list ha
said. T wvent 1o my f'athler's restam1ii
ant for my coat. but. (did no(t1get it.
got a pistol from tile wall and Pu
it in my pocket and wenlt tow~ards thl
depot. 1 saw (lisi and( Bailey conl
ing, bult did not call to -him. Gis
came up and we had sonme words.''
At this point the material evidene
comes to an end except that tile n<
gro, Sullivan, denies having told Dau
is that Gist was going to kill him.
Tile verdict w~as thlat tihe decease
came to his death from the effect c
gunishot wounds received at t11
hands of Arthur Davis. Tihe ball cr
tered tile left arm, penetrated tli
body and bo0th lungs, comning out c
tile right side, showinig t'hait Gist w-a
walking with hlis side to Davis whoi
the latter fired. Gist (lied in a fe'
moments, having emptied hlis pist<
firing tile last shot as he fell. T.h
pistol- seems to have been a 38-eal
bre, but it las not1 b)en foud. Oil
was found on the person of the mn
gro's br'other-in-law, who was promi
'ly tarrested for carryinig it, anld til
suppositionl is that this was tile p1!
toluse b Davis. Along with th
~ lattel' anid hlis brrother-i n-law the ml
gro 's brothler and father were nly
arrested anid lodged iln jail as acce:
~sories to tihe hlomicide.
.No Talk of Lynching.
T,here hams beenl no talk of lynel
ing. Some excitement existed an
still exists, bult no effort was made I
harm thle prisoner.
Sheriff Sanders went promptly I
the scene of the shlooting ns soo~n r
he heard of it, accompanied b)y twer
ty depuities, including his four~ son
All of those were heavily armed an
tihe sheriff was resolved to uphlol
tile lawv, stating that he meant to pr<
teet the negro if lie had to kill hi
own sons in doing so. If there 11a
existed any plan to use lynch law
would hardly havre survived in th
face of suich a spirit as tis anud th
men of Union know Sheriff Sardei
meianis what he says. Tt is crediti
ble to all encerned. hlo "ever. th
the arrest was made and the pirisont1
inecareerated without tr'oule of an1
to race riot ,and violence were grat- fu
ly exaggerated. Union county has w(
never had a lynching, and this test gi
shows how strongly her citizens be- la
lieve in law and order.
The negro, Arthur Davis, has been I
at home on a vacation, he beim, a il
Pullman car porter between Jaek-o- er
ville .and Jersey City. His father, w,
Wade Davis, is a well-known negro, er
and has given the authorities a great
deal of trouble in connection with his
selling liquor in violation of the law.
Olaims Shooting was Accidental.
Arthur Davis, who committed the
homicide, refuses to make any state- )
mnt, except that t.he shooting .Was
Clarence E. Orist, who was killed, '
was about 24 years old, the son of
David C. Gist and grandson of for- tll
uer Governor W. H. Gist. He was c
constable for the magistrate at Car
lisle and acting as policeman of that
towii, when lie yesterday arrested Ar
(1imri Davis for beiil.u drnkli anld disor
(r V witlin e c(r 'r11a1ite lilits. W.
iI. oist, mayor of Carlisle, is an 111 l
er brotiher, aId the deceased, lio
imarried a dau-iter of Saiford Wil
Sbl'ln abouit oie year airo, leaves a
young wife Inud several brothers and
sisters. flrea . a,nd u1niveril sym
I pathy 111d sorrow is felt for his un
The interment took place at the a
old cemetery in this city at 2.30 e
o'clock this afternoon In the pres
ence of a large crowd. The pal-il
bearers were P. TH. Jeter, Clarncce *
A. Jeter, Thomas Jeter, J. C. Flem
ing and M. C. Deaver. a
COL. J. T. H. HOLCOMBE DEAD.
Much Loved Citizen of Edgefield a
Passes Away. la
Edgefleld, May 24.-Col. J. T. . p1
1 Holeombe, brother of the late Mrs. 0
- Pickens, wife of, tle former Gover- ,
nior Pickens, after a piotracted ill- (I
iess, died at Edgewood, the lihome of 54
Mr. aid Mrs. B. R. Tillman, Jr., at o
7 o'clock this morning. He was a 1
gentleman of the old school, mue'h be- .
loved by al who knew him and his a
doleath has cast a gloom over the com1- .
CHAMBER COMMERCE BANQUET) i
Splendid Service By Ladies-Elo- w
quent Speeches-A Good Time
by Everybody. .. e
- The banquet of the chamber of r
commerce, which was intended to tl
celebrate the first year's eixstence of d
- tie body, was from every point of e
- view a deli-litful funlction aid an
11elillelt snecess. The A. 1?. P. ladies
Thouisands of our regt
ilsappoint themn. Step
peal to you; there is the
ethe other merchants wot
plan, and hais made this
SAnother Shipment of
CI No oth
- -can shiom
C and Slip
n the Mimt
s ness of t
- other es
e e across oi
- thiall $i.,
-to cut the price, so here goes at 98C. a pair.
e 5 cases Ladies' fine pat. tip) Bluchier Oxf<
-ill towni for less than $2.00, but I genecrally
e week as a leader $1.39
5 eases Ladlies' fine ribbon tie lBlucher 0
o & Co., you can't mlatchi this Oxford in Ann
Ieader thtis wcek $r.98 pair. If y'ou can niu
$1.98 I will give you. a pair free.
2 cases, 144 pairs, Old Ladies' Commlion
kid glove, every pair guaraniteed1 or a new~~
kind at only $i 50.
o 5 cases Ladies' pat leather Oxfords. W<
pair you buy. $1.25, $r-49, $P 98, $2.49 anl
SComec direct to -us for Shoe leather. We
when you ask for a 5. We carry all sizes.
& hite Wash G<
d White Lawn Book Folds, worth roc , sp<
d 40 inch white Victory Lawns, worth 12 i
72 iich white Organidy, worth 39c., spec:
-45 minc Persian Lawns, worth 20c., speci
S 45 inch Persian Lawnls, worth 25c., speci
d Everything mlarked dlowni in our big W
t your Comlmenucement dresses now and save
The Leading Store
rnished the eatables and the tabli
-re served by the young and love
ris of that denomination at a dc
-a plate in Thalian Hall.
The. menu was excellent and tl
ig tables on the sides were bea
ully adorned with exquisite floi
5, tihe beauty and grace of the fa
nlnen lpresent adding greatly to tl
joyment of the occasion.
The speeches that were made in r
onse to the several toasts were a,
irable, eloquent, abounding some <
eni inl wit and111 humor and finish
riods. Oov. Heyward was the ho
ed' guest of tile evening, havil
enl espec(illly iivited to deliver I
I dress onl '' ImigratI.ioni.' G,o
eyward Was very happy in his r
riences to Newberry county and
(. Shurdy people, Who cimpose ht
tizenship and expressed great j<
the ol))oltunlli[y to speak on a su
et aI sich vit.al importanc11e at (11
metion. Ilis mlannler was inhim
hi his matter vas w%ell inl hand a
I)r. W. . 'elhmill, w\ho was (11
an I, tho entertinment commitk
11rodnee-d O.h lo.t.- master, 'MI.. Z.
'iJht. pref,ncin,_ his oilrocitlo
m1arks with a brief histor y of I t
11an1iza(ion of the Chamlibler son
m1g over a year agW. 3lr. Wrig
president if Ihe Chamile, revie
I t lie work of the O bmly, Iis rIellar
'ing intelspersed with sevral -hits
hulmor-ouls na1ture, which wer-e mu11
Pr-of. W. A. Stuekcy responded
toalst, 'To our City Schools.'
Ir. A. J. Bowers responded to
ast t e ''Newberry College.'
DI. 0. B. Mayer spoke ol ''Cil
aIprovement t.'' ''Th e Press'' was 1
>On1ded to by Editor W. II. W
ce of the Observer.
All of these were bright and hi
a pInd at no lime tiresonie. All
I the affair was greatiy enjoyed
-ery\ 0110 of the more fla onte hu
0l who were esent, and 111111
Orle 1 for the Newheriy Chv ml.
Commerce, whiech is atmtn
something I'or the hlaIloniols I
loipment of (lie resources of this ei
]d is stiin "to4 eneouri e iwr
-ightest. and best public spirit amo
Ile businles-s men01 of this ecommii
Prior 14 t.he haniuiet a reception
flf? hoauri or more was hold ill I
>oms of tilie chamber of commner
here Gov. Heyward and Col. A
uist Kohl, of Columbia, were pr
ited to the ladies an( gent-lemen
>cial conversation for a while. 'I
iomis were Urilliantly lighted ia
ic handsome hard wood tables wi
1corated with lovely sweet peas, r
peonies and other choie and f
The 1o2immittee inl (har-e desel
lar customers look t
ut of the old rut, ge
reason for this being
aId be just as big an<
store famous as a b;
er three stores ini Newberry
you1 such ani limenise Shioe '
>er stock, nor can they match
ianghi prices, thle Shoe busi
als store is phlelnmenal and1(
r beyond comparison with
tablishmients, it is built onl
~othiing but solid leathIer goes
pat. tipI Blueber Oxf.ordis,
iiimatch 'emi ill town 1 for less
jo, but its part of my13 religion ~
mirs, you enni t match thiemn
sell 'emi for $1.65, for tIs
<fords, miade by D)rewv Selby
-rica for less than $2.50, as a *
tchi tIs Oxflord in town for
senlse Slippers, as5 soft as a
>air for thme asking, the $2 to WIl
can1 save you 5oe oil every tra
d $2.98. pC
doin't have to pushI off ai size 6 aic
cial this week at 7 1-2c.
c , special this week at 7 i-2c.
al this week at 19c.
di this week at r5c.
i1 this week at J9c. m
mlite Goods dlepairtIment. Buy 01
es mach credit for the success of thi
ly first annual banquet, which, we hop
1. will be a p1romise and prophecy o
the occasion as the years go by.
le fuoh iregret was expressed tha
. several gentlemen who had been in
.. vited, could not attend on account o
ir prior engagements, notably Gov. N
ic F. Ansel, Capt.. E. A. Smyth presi
denlt II1 Peltzer Manufacturing con
pany: Col. J. C. Hemphill and Co
W. W. lall. of the News and Cour
ier; Capt. W. E. Gonzales and Mi
Ambrose cionzales, of The Stat
ion. I). A. Tompkins, of Chariotte
Mr. R. It. Eitmonds, of the aMunac
V. turers IN-ord, laltimore, Md.; Presi
e dent 1 Fiiley of the SoutiI IRaihwa,
to coin,i,:,y. They eacti expresse( pIu
erl post (1 vomne, but for una1.viodahl
hindrances ,ould not get heve.
is HOW AMERICANS rIGHT.
Id Story of Daring Attack made B
General Worth and His
y Tiat :i ht while his xhauistte
hol-ri-1. I;enleral Wlorth was 11aniu1ir
e- i dainm movmti (lie capthre o
it, the hi hts above tie lishop's palle<
wv- The it of that position was S
ks grenm. :l all its appronehes so carl
of tully 1.-nld, that tlh e onyli hole 0
ch1 sueevs: apptared to lie in a seirC
and rapit inmove diurin.g the <ltiet liot
to fii l1rceeding tie kaw.. Lieillel
4Int-k11-I1(. C'l t- with -;:& compilal
a ics and (wo tihindred careilly wv sele
ed Texas ranlg.ers, was chosen for th
-ic dangerniis honor of opening a way t
'e- tle htei-hs above. At three o'cloc
al- on tht, morninv of the 22nd of Sel
t mhner. 184J, thii moIi'vemetC
*p- effeeill:ily veiled by a dwl-e f , 1 :m
in ';i :..nd of the.r advi'e ceade,r
by ed by i'v constant patter of a col
in- rain. Ilho litilil colutmn i moved 1'orwarn
11S-ks llide.I :y v a n e- . laN whl
er knew Ih exact loenlion an-d char.a
to ter (.f 1he na path which the
le- were Iii fillow lp fhe steep deelivit.,
ty Orders had been issued I hat the siriea
le est sille(. shold be obs'erved, an
ng withnil a wilisper (lhe miI began LIl
ty. (dli f fi icli aseeit, no mnu11i seeing I
of i,. o (else was the blieki.e
tie of the ni-hl. Over half tle ascet
ce, hlad bveI1envcoml)1ishled, whenl thle Cail
,u- fl-' wat(l fu! se.linel-; q 1:.o stun
os- mit einnht the sound of tin canteei
in rat.tlingv igainst the harness of lI
'he orin. regulars. Instantly the alar
nd Was given, followed by the filash <
?re musketry, which warned Gener
os- Worfh~that his secret. move had be<
ra- discovered. At first no answeri
shot, however. came from (lie dai
ve where rph0irs anid ranll--e r'-., eroueIC
o us for their Dry Goods
t in touch with up-to-dat
the largest store in this
i sell as many goods as
ChauIenge Millinery ?
%.~ 4 ' . o take
* - word
i~~? or yt
ichi no. More iln Cariina has111 yet been
ich. Kindly cont inue to favor us w
h: mat inifinance~ ar'd thIereby aid in I
rity of t he only store in Newberry ti
<nolecdged champ;jioii of the people
is store ainu't a gas~ factory, we back
ims f. r "'cut prices.'"
Free to Every Lad'
Here's a Challenge Offer.
Every body purchasing five dollars
rchandise we wvill give absolutely frec
e dress, of 5c. colored lawn.
James A. Mimi
s ed low at-ii; the rocks and brush- .
D wood, toiled steadily upward. Then
f the anxious watchers on the Saltidlo
road, General Worth and his detach
t ment, heard the sharp crack of the j
- Texas rifles, and know that the J
f height had been gained. Reenforce- j
I. nts wete instantly despatched, it
dragging, or rather lifting, behi-ad see
- thell a Welve-pouniel.r howitzer. not
.I They reached the summit to find the su,
works in the pos-session of Colonel I
- Childs. The Mexicans had stubbornly Ne
e held their position uintil the storming of
partly Ii I wct nted low breist works it
witit ixed havonlets, when panic- sul
sI iieken, ty fired pereeeciplitated to rei
. Ile shelter of, the Bishop's Palace.
Dr. E. I. Moore who has located Di
e - the )eadflI svetion for (lhe prae
1'ee of medivine is boardinlg with Mr.
A. P. oWerts.
Plenty of Roob. I
N ('hveland Plain Dealer. - ii
"ia um I~Tatf iss a vary' arent
- mI .' I sa I Iid I t1 -adm11i rin h1- I1 1Ad leado-r V4"
as he looked :t a pml1rail tdf Oh io'sT
f'avorite smn. -,I r
d "'hlink so. vll '' queried the ill
."re hI silik so. lie lias soocb a
Werryhi ches-I for zee deeoraltionls. p1
The Court and Jury.
t e court of general sessions will
r convene at Newberry on June 10
.. with Judge Watts presiding. Sp
1-The following jury has been drawn
- fror the week. tIo
e f. Mt. Smith. vill
o David Duncan. IT
k J. W. White. ('v
- V. N. Sheely. bei
iJ .T. S. Derrick.
d P. L. Langford.
i- L. A. Bobb. W
d IT. V. Taylor.
1, .1. T. Senn.
fR. W. (IlyIphI.
- H. M. Werts. IM
y E. L. Sense.
. f. B. Hendrix. of
d S. Ml. Mathis. an
e Ridgell Bowers. he
s Roi. T. Stuck. int
Os Nal ist. tr
it G.. C. \rvn wi
' E. Lee Hays. t
W. W. caidw-ell.
ts W. A. Andrews. Wi
1- E. L. Payvsinger. as
iml Simpson Delf-art. ni
>f W. T. Enlow.
al J. C. Aill. W
ml D. J. Taylor. S<
g. B. Odell. of
-k C. E. Dominick. 11
h1- N. F'. Johnsont.
,Millinery, Clothing and Sl
e methods. It's the under
section. We must serve c
we do. This business is ru
aIe. A Challen
ine trim- IBlack guaranteed Taffeta, go
id untrim nize as the kind sold at other;
[acts here prie 79e. yard.
ct from 36 inch Jap Silk, other stores
i ll thbe 39e. yard.
i New- 36 inchl Jap Silk, other storesi
:ombined p)rice69c. yd,.
mE' t hautve 30 inwch Chi m Silk, in, ::: ti
:Our' s or chatllenige price 42 1 -2e. ydl.
I)y else's \\'hen yotu w~anct anythiing ini
f o. r i , ill never htear the word hiete, wv
antd see adE carry the stck.
self. A Hosier
ir M illi- 25 dlo, ,adlies' Placint Ca;ite St
it priCcs kind, at 22 i-2e pcair.
. able to 25 dloz 11lain White Foot St<
he pros- pair.
iat is thle so (doz Mise ribbed Stockini
a rights. 8 2-3e. pair.
:up our 73 doz/ Children's Sox and Stoc
-36 inch Poe Mill Rie
So tmany people have asked mei
or more bileaching'" that I have decCided tc
10 yds. worth at thte miill 8%4c., limiitedl,
tangh, tomner, at the yaird only 64c.
i. H. Paysinger.
1. A. C. Wicker.
i. I. Rikard.
a meting of the bar yesterday
vas decided to ask a jury for the
Oid week of common pleas and
ice is published elsewhere that
I jury wN-ill be drawn.
t will he very remarkable if' the
wherry barl' should have two weeks
11omm111on1101 pleas eoulrt. inl June 1and
s predicted that there will not be
leiitl. business for (lie first week
;tcontinuance Theatrical Excur
a'(llowin- thie aetion of1 the _1nter
le CoIllmlerce CIomImission witli re
vie('( 1t par1. fares Ior rgular or
lizell Th'lentrical Comllpaies, Opera
i i i r t C o n e t('i t m p:a& u t i e i i is , ( e e c l u b s ,
i s 1i41: tis, i t ) :111 i -s ( vl e I lIhIs,
Iunls, ':rII-1val 111mp:1ities, and
cet fair .1 r2I*(- tI oins (not ilnelml
virnilses, menw. oll pOnty
,ws) 11he "."mllhern il way Ix 1 I ,- b I to
ne ItI i tI l II'l I I ft e ay 3 s 1 1, 1 907,
I rat s v. of llt ovvile IIms of
il on I iv., atyre ;III vellvid . and
- pt lps wll i h r\e ftl ' e rr e d reAl le -
- prevailin. or ind(lividual ('fres.
J1B. 0'.a hllay,ent.
ecia Meeting of Farmers Union.
iievause of very imporiant, matters
be considered (herv will he a spe
I S of ahe CountY Farmers'
lion onl Saturday, Junev .15th1. Let
wry local be represented. All mem
rs (if thle Union will bie welvomied.
J. B. O'Neall Holloway,
See. County Union.
C. Brown, President.
PULLMAN SLEEPING CAR
Via Southern Railway to Rich
imd Account Reunion.
F41r the .110or (.4l111venlieneo
Ilhosv wvishlin- io .111vnd theielv
:a l chillot\l(.we 1r-v peased to
non1ce tihat arran-ements have
(eit n11.lv to stat a ullman sleep
I car from Newberr ilay 2\b.h', on
it 12 al. I0.J2 a. imt., co necIting
lth fast. frain at Cohubia going
rough4,1 to Richm11ond.
This willgrally cotnveiencve thoso
sting to avoid ''ehange of ears''
well as insure coliforls and a good
ht.'s rest while oil route.
Parties desiing space on this car
ill commun111ivntte with Co?. 0. L.
humper1, this city, who has ehtargo
the reservation, and who will In
rmIl vfin ws to 11he rai1e, e(C.
htoe wants. We do'i't
Iying truth mnust ap
>ur r>atrons better or
n on +.he "cut price"
ge Silk Sale.
>di-wide, that you willI instatly recog
storets at $m. 25. Mimn taugh 's chtal lenge
>rice 50c. A'Ilimn taughi's chtallenge price
>rice' $r.0o ydl. imn ianght's I eblIlnge
:iadintg shadels 50)( y<d. Mitinatghi'
silk (cmel( dhirec't to he:5 utarter's, you)l
are jutst so(1ld nt. Wet got theL cait at
>ekintgs, the 15c. kiml4, att onl y ii :-ze.
gs, 7 to 9 1-2, 12 T-2c. kind!, at onily
kintgs, plain or drop stitch, at only the
aching at 6 1-2c. Yard.
"'when tire you going to se'll more4
isell onte m~ore case Poe Mill Bleachinig,
lot over onle dollar's worth to each cus
Where Dollars Do