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Aged Broker, Oonvicted of Defraud
ing State Through. Purloined
Bonds, Oannot Live Long.
Columbia,' June 24.-Aged, broken
hearted, hopelessly invalid and en
white haired Thomas J. Gibson, the
once well-to-do broker of this city,
who wa$ convicted at the last term of
the general sessio.ns court under an
indictment alleging the robbery of
the state through the disposition of
bonds that had already been paid
once, will probably never again be
strong enough to come before. the
court and hear read the sealed sen
tence which 'Was left for him, when
illness compelled his return to his
bed before the conclusion of his
When Judge Da.nzlcr in looking ov
er the docket this morning with a
view to closing up all matters thereon
for this term, called to the solicitor's
attention the scaled sentence that had
been left for Mr. Gibson at the pre
ceding term, Solicitor Timmerman
asked for a bench warrant for the
defendant so that he might be
brought into court to hear the son
tence. In stead of the defendant
there appeared in response his attor
ney, Judge Andrew Crowford.
Judge Crawford asked the indul
-ece of the court and of the solici
. r saying that his client was 75
.years of age, had been for years a
paralytic and, furthermore, had re
cently sustained serious injury from
a fall, which had kept him confined
to his bed constantly for the past
two months, so that, in his opinion
and in that of the defendant's phy
sician, Dr. T. M. DuBose, his condi
tion would be made worse and his lift
greatly imperilled were the state to
insist upon his appearance in court
at the current term. Judge Crawford
Aeclared that were his client physi
cally able to come he would have ap
peared voluntarily to abide the de
cree of the court ; but that present
indications were that lie would never
again arise from his bed.
Solicitor Timmerman said that the
state had no desire to compel Mr.
Gibson's attendance, if Ilhereby his
life would be imperilled, but that the
matter should 'be closed up and the
-state feared that should further de
lay be granted, the very contingency
of which Judge Crawford had spok
'en of his client-would intervene te
prevent altogether the opening of the
sentence. Mr. Timmerman said that
the state would provide every facility
the city of Columbia could afford, in
order that Mr. Gibson's journey tc
the courthouse might be made with
safety and comfort.
Judge Crawford renewed his plea
for indulgence. He said he could if
nocessary produeve a certificate
from Dr. DuBose, in support of hi
statement that Mr. Gibson's life
*would be seriously imperilled if he
'were moved. Both the solicitor and
the court agreed to let the sentenec
go unopened until still another term
if Judge Crawford would produce ir
court the requisite certificate frog
Dr. DuBose. Judge Crawford pro.
'inised to secure the certificate. In all
probability, therefore, the mattel
will not again be called up until the
September term. It is very probabk
thlat by that time the .necessity foi
opening the sentence will forevei
have been removed.
Dead Fall Farmers' Union.
The Dead Fall Farmers' union wil
meet at the sehdol house on Friday
June 28, at 4 p. m. It is very neces
sary that all members be present, an
we have matters of importance tt
H. 0. Loing, Pres.
Jas. F. Stephens, Sec.
''When I war district attorney,'
said tJudge Sweeney of Shasta coun
ty, Cal., according to the WVoman's
Home Companion, '' I secured th<
econviction of Montana Jack, a high
wayman, who was something of
'humorist. When asked by the judg<
whether he had anything to say
against sentence being passed umpor
him, Jack admitted that he had n<
protest to make, but that he wouli
like to 'give a few words of advici
to the young men in the room. Pen
mission being granted, Jack said:
''"'Boys, my advice to you is t<
stick to whatever you are doin'. Don'
change your occupation, or you'l
never get along in the world. Look a'
me. I was a successful burglar foi
years, never got caught and collarei
lots of dough. Then I turned high
wayman, and got caught in my firs
old-up. And here I am, all the re
ult of chaniging my occupation
Vhatever you are, boys, stick to It.'
Whether he be elected a third teXn
r not, Mr. Roosevelt will not returi
o private life.
News from Silver Street.
Crops in this community are look
ing well now, considering all. the
drawbacks it has had.
The health of the community is
Mr. R. S. Boozer and family of
this section visited relatives in the
St. Lukes community a few days the
first of the week.
Mr. Jas.' M. Alewine, of this com
munity, visited relatives in the city
Saturday night and Sunday, return
ing home Monday.
Mr. Drewry Vaughn, of Vaughns
ville, visited relatives in this commun
ity last week.
Mr. J. F. Crouch, one of Newber
ry 's recent graduates who has been
spending a few weeks at his home
here, left on Sunday for Darington
where he has accepted a position.
Mrs. D. B. Werts has returned
home from Laurens where she has
been attendng the W. F. Ml. annual
convention as i delegate from the
New Chapel Anxiliary and visiting
her sister Mrs. Mattie Owens.
The trusees of Dead Fall school are
arranw-in- to build at new school house
in a more central location, they will
eleet a teacher in the near future.
Miss Belle Vaughn who 1ms been
visiting her sister Mrs. S. P. Blair,
in the Utopia community, has return
ed to her home at the Dead Fall.
Mr. H. 0. Long is having a beauti
ful cottage built at this place. Mr. J.
W. Long, of Greenwood, is doing the
Master Lillius Schumpert, of the
city, is spending some time with his
sister, Mrs. A. P. Werts at this place.
Mr. Ruby Bouknight and family, of
Mt. Willing, Saluda Co., and Mr. F.
M. Schiumpert of the city, were the
guests of Mr. A. P. Werts Saturda
night and Sunday.
In Remembrance of .our Darling Lit
Little Willie Edward Cousins,
who departed this life. June 3rd, age
three years, one month, and four
''Darlin -I Edwaird thou hast left us,
In this world of grief and pain,
Never more to look upon you,
And never hear your sweet voice
''He has gone away now from us
To that lpd of peaceful rest,
There lie waits to greet his loved ones
In the home among the blest."
''Oh, litle Edward, how we miss thee,
How we miss thy precious voice,
Saying two little hands to work for
One little tongue to tell his naie.''
"Now dear parents, now cease your
Look beyond this world of care,
Liv'e for God and life eternal,
And you 'll meet dear Edward
'Let each day that comes now r'e
Of our pi'ecious dai'ling there,
And be sure to strive to win it,
And a crown like his to wer'
'Oh. how hard it was to lay little
In the cold and silent tomb,
When we knew~ that we would never
look upon01 him,
Until the resurrection morn.''
''0rive not fat her, grieve not moth
For no moi'e to you lie will come,
Hie w'as a precious flower for Heaven
Jesus knew~ and took him hoe'
Written by loving aunts,
Maude and Sallie Cr'omer.
Newvberry, S. C.
The thiirty--seven younig ladies wvho
graduated at the Memminger School
were pr'esenited with only 525 pounds
of candly, prov'ing what a misfortune
-it is to he already sweeter than other
The undersigned de.sire to secure a
teacher for the coming year for Gar
Imany school. Salary, $35 per month;
school to run for eight months .Send
applications to any one of the under
signed trustees on or before July 5,
as election wvill be had oin that day.
J. L. Mayer, Clerk,
T. B. Leitzsey,
J. J. H. Brown,
I will furnish a first class barbe
cue at the George A. Sligh place near
Beth Eden church on. Wednesday,
July 10. The gun clubs of the county
will have a meeting on that day and
everybody is invited and a first class
dinner is guaranteed.
1it. T. H. Cromner.
kn OONEE MAN IN NEW YORK
'Slouch" Hats Identify South Oaro
linian on Broadway.
Mr. J. A. Steck, of the Walhalla.
Keowee Courier, has been in Now
Vork for several weeks, and in a
ecent letter to his paper he describes
mery interestingly some of his experi
mees in the great metropolis. It ap
>ears that the Courier has purchased
i linotype machine, and Mr. Steck is
it the Mergenthaler plant learning
low to Operate it.
"Of all the sights I have seen so
'ar,'' says. Mr. Steek, ''I think the
view over New York after dairk from
Brooklyn Bridge is , the grandest.
With Brooklyn spreading out on one
-ide and New York on the other, and
thousanlds of boats, tugs, steamers
ind launches winding in and out on
lie river between tle two cities, Ilho
Ahole brilliantl ilihted, the effect is
ndeed wonierful. Twice t have tak
m Ithe trouble to cros tihe brid-V on
lie Ironeinade after dark just for
he view it affords.
"Two tlings have stiruck me as be
g t-he opposite froi whVaVIt I eXpect
d,l to find. Firs(, ha the ' 'colored
irotier'' in New York and Brooklyn
(or. perhaps I should say Creater
New York) is but sliihtly in evidence
3xecept in tihose sections wliere chieap
lives appear to be the centre of at
''On the 3owery there are plenty
)f t-hem, and in that section they seem
: be in the hight of their glory.
''Mr. Moss and myself are quite a
'separate and distinct race of peo
ple'' up here. In all New York we
wein to be the only possessors of
1rouched ''slouch'' hats, and these
,ive us an ainr of distinction. Sever
11 days ago an 11old gentleman, pass
ing Mr. Moss, turned, and looking at
is hat, asked, 'From the West?' No,
from South Carolina.' I knew von
wverei not a New Yorker by Ithe hiat,'
was the rejoinder, 'and I -lory in
v-ur spunk.' And 1tie old "entleman
<hlook hoands h1vartilyv and mad1(e Ihm
4elf -cgnerallY !r-Iee.lbVle. .l exp cri
inee was on lie same line, ht serves
to show the diterence bet-ween tle
sounld sense of ae and tie lack of
it in youth. I was walkinx with a
v 'mt fellow from W.slington, wIhen.
without the slighitest provocation on
my Part, or warning on his, lie shot
tis at ie: ' Why don't you shake
that hat.?' I knew what lie was driv
ing at, but merely asked, 'Anythin
particularly wronl with it?' 'Oh,
no,' lie said, 'only everybody will
think you are from the country.' 'I
know I'm from the country, so what
the - do i care if other people
think I am.1 ''Oh, if you don't care,
.f et.Irse it.'s all right,' was lie re
j'Y. I haven't as vet shaken that hat,
lt i: yoinl, friend has shaken me
,.. doosi't take any Imore walks with
'And, l the way, any old thin'
from SouthI Carolina 'looks good to
me.' If you can~ spare time and trou
ble0 send me a fewv South Carolina pa
pers, so I can read something beside
slush about mnurders, robberies and
Divorce Court troubles. Even an ac
count of an old-fuashiion Dixie lynch
ing would lie refreshing.
Mark Twain, performinig as a so
cial lion in London, deserves thme care
fuul studly of the nature fakirs.
The NEW P
Wick Blue Flai
Gives best results.
Reduces fuel ex
pense. A working
flame ac the touci
match. "Blue Flame"
produced by any stov
will make your work I
heat the kitchen. M1
one, two, and three but
ranted. If not at yo1
gives a clear,
your dealer's, o
Should 1overnor Vardaman be de
ated for the Senate, Washington
V uild be compelled to go without a
0 a1ber of horrors awhile longer.
,e t te road ,
Iractically N6 t 6
itictio roIes fro
oen * e i e
anl ,l egt1icle 2note
of a heav e oe tug.
thasan o e ett oruica
A Box of bur Candy
is a most enjoyable cor-panion.
Either at home, the theatre, or
while traveling. Deliciousness
and purity is in every box; and
the beauty of it all is, it is mod
erately priced. When passing
our store, you can sample it at
our expense. We are selling
this week fine Peaches, To
matoe s, Cantalodpes,
Those Odd Size d Pictures of
Yours Can Be Framed at
s a nd Vnabie coar.
ETheyrr a me, thate or
andiything in ever box;d and
herlatest pricnery forscut
ting sore.o a amlta
ThoTe OdNe Pctuso f
Youe anre Frmed,wth
Artand EVrty Sore
Th eylerrywriteto o
havte trnaest mageryrcut
"A tin saOmPAN
This beautiful Cane Seat Rocker,
iried Oak, is so well guaranteed to 1
:id not give entire satisfactioti we i
my time within a year from date of
special price $2.50.
Solid Guaranteed Oak Centre Table,
Eithecr roundl or square. This Table is
eqlually as good1 material as the Oak
Rocker above. Regular price 22 inch,
$3.So, special price $2 50.
Reautiful Nottinighatn Lace Cuartainis
aroum!i( e<lges Ex tremie length 31
yards, ini beauti ful paittern2s. Reguilar
p)rice per paijr $3.oo, spciafl price
per pair $1.75
FR EIG H
If you order amounts to $14
Post Office or Express Mo
Columbia cost 15c. Exchan
1624 Main St.,
WRITE FOR BEAU'I
made up of select Canadian air
is that should you buy one and it
vould replace it with a new one
shipment. Regular pr1ce $3 50,
Fancy Parlor Lanrp.
Length 35%', inches, extendls to
55 in., rieb gold finish, fancy
embhlossed mletal work, 14 inich
COneC shade, clear glass oil fonunt,
No 2 Sun burncr and chimney.
Granite Art Square.
Improved ti u a li t y . II e av yy
weight, hard w'oven; MIedallion,
1-'lral andu all-over des'ignms ini
Red, &c. 9ft. x d2 ft
~.00 or more. Remit with
ney Order. Checks out of
ge, besides delay.
Columbia, S. C.