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MRS. BLAIR 0-14 TRI-AL
For Killing Hasband-She Testified
That He Was Trying to Get Pis
tol When it Went Off.
Columbia. Sept. 14.-The trial of
Mrs. Ethel W. Blair, charged with
the murder of her husband Condue
tor Blair. in thiz city on January 17.
1907. was eunelled this evening and
the case went .o the jury at 11
'At a late hour the jury had not
agreed upon a verdict.
The trial of Mrs. Blair was begun
in the general sessions court here this
morning with Special Judge George
Johnstone, of Newberry, presiding.
One of the principal witnesses for the
prosecution was Dr. E. C. Knolton,
of this city. Dr. Knowlton. testified
that he reached Blair's side soon af
ter the shooting and immediately or
dered an ambulance. Blair was plac
ed in the vehicle and taken to a sani
tarium. On the day the physician
testified that he told Blair that be
was dangerously wounded and that
he would probably die. Blair said,
according to the witness, that he
knew he was going to die. Dr.
Knowlton then told Blair he had
better make a statement. He asked
Blair who shot him and Blair said
more than once that his wife had
fired the pistol. When asked what it
was all about, Dr. Kiocwlton said
Blair said that they were quarreling
about "that man'' and later the wit
ness learned the man was Arms.
The prosecution had several other
witnesses but none of them were eye
witnesses. The defense began the in
troduction of testimony early in the
afternoon, and the principal witness
was the defendant herself, Arms also
testified. Mrs. Blair was cool and well
collected. She made a good witness.
She admitted that Blair and herself
had been quarrelling, but said about
an unpaid bill. Blair started to cross
the room for his pistol, she said, and
she rushed for the weapon and se
cured it. They struggled for the pos
session of the pistol and it was dis
eharged. It was not until she had'
thrown it out of the room, Mrs. Blair
testified, tlat she learned that her
husband had been wounded. She did
not see him again.
Mrs. Blair admitted that she knew
the man Arms but denied that there
was anything criminally wrong be
tween them. She admitted that she
did not love her husband, but merely
felt and affection for him as the
father of her children. She said he
did not support her, forced her to
keep a boarding house and was in the
habit of drinking to excess, and .that
these things smothered her love for
Arms testified for the defense. He
said he was a friend of the Blair fam
ily. He denied that there was any
criminal intimacy between himself
and Mrs. Blair.
During the trial Dr. Knolton, the
Sprincipal witness for the~ state, was
asked a number of hypothetical ques
tions in cross-examination concerning
the effects of opium on the human
mind and other drugs of a similar na
ture. Later it was brouighit out by
the defense that Blair had long been
a suffer from an abdominal tumor
and that he used a "collie cure" the
printed formula of which showed
opium as an ingredient.
The principal argument for ,the de
fense was made by Attorney P. H.
Nelson, while Solicitor Timmerman
closed for the state. Judge Johnstone
charged the jury for forty minutes.,
SOON B33 "GOING DRY."
Order of Court Puts a Stop to Sale
of Beer on Isle of Palms.
Columbia, Sept. 13.-It was learn
ed here this afternoon that an order
of Associate Justice Gary had been
served upon Messrs. Riddook and
Byrnes, proprietors of the Isle of
Palms resort, and upon the Charles
ton Consolidated Railway and Light
Company, which owns the Isle of
Palms, restraining them from main
taining *a "nuisance" under thei
The order is returnable on the
28th, at which time the state authori
ties will seek to have it made per
manent, enjoining the owners of this'
celebrated resort from permitting the
sale. or drinking, of whiskey at the
This is not an entirely new proce
dure under the dispensary law, as
the ol state di .enar system,. but
it is the first action of this sort un
der the county dispensary law, and
may be a forerunner of other such
To violate the dispensary law may
not be so serious for those who can
Yt i 1'-4t Il , I 1 11
of boii I d Uled For vwndlmpt of court,
and sent to jail for violating an in
juiction. The temporary injunction
was served by Attorney General Ly
on., who. appeared before AssociatE
Justice Gary at Abbeville several
THE AMBROSE 'HANNEL.
The Largest Liners Will Use it to
Enter New York.
When the new 'Cunard liner Lusit
ania reaches Sandy Hook lightship
she will be able to enter New York
harbor through a channel 1,000 feet
in width, forty feet deep and seven
miles in length. eut through the outer
bar and extending from deep-sea
sounding s to the Narrows. This wat
erway represents the first half of the
great Ambrose channel, which the
Government is excavating with a
view to ipproving the entrance to
New York harbor. If the forecast of
the army engineers be correct, in
about four years from the present
time this great work will be fully
completed, and it will be possible for
the whole of the maritime traffic to
and from the port of New York to
steam direc-tly to the Narrows through
a channel 2,000 feet in width, which
will afford a uniform depth, even at
low water., of forty feet. The full
load draft of the largest ships afloat,
the Lusitania and Mauretania, is 37
1-2 feet, ad as they will rarely, if ev
er, draw this much it is reasonable to
uppose that the Ambrosec hannel will
b amp10 for the needc of navization,
work, which has cost to date, about
2.50.OOO, will have cost by the time
iL is completed fully $3,000,000. The
two large dredges now engaged on the
work cost $400.000 each and the Gor
e:: :rn i prp-ses t- b-:d t> :mi
f equal, if not gre:,ter, capacity. For
the present the 1.000-foot channel
drawine twenty-nine fe?t ind over,
Iis arranement bei nocessary in
ordr n to limit te number
ed half of the channel.
.JawihZ f'rom thle size of the mob'.
in his homec town.
Via Southern Railway. Jamestown
Ter-C~Antennial Exposition, :Norfolk,
On account of the above occasion
the following instructions will gov
ern the sale of round trip tickets to
Norfolk, Va. from Ntwberry, S. C.
Season ticket-$30.55 This ticket
will he sold daily April 19th to and
including November 30th, 1907, final
date to leave Norflok returning De
sember 15th, 1907.
60 day ticket--$16.30. This ticket
will be sold daily April 19th to and
including November 30th, 1907, final
date to leave Norfolk returning six
ty (60) days from ante of sale and
rot lated than december 15th, 1907.
Fifteen day tieket-$14.30. This
ticket iwil be sold daily April 19th
to and including November 30th,
1907, final date to leave Norfolk re
turning fifteen (15) days from date
Coach Exension ticket-$8.55. This
ticket is not god in -sleeping, Pull
can, or Parlor cars, and will be sold
on Tuesday of eaeh week during per
iod of the exposition, final date to
eave Norfolk returning ten (10)
lays from date of sale.
For routes, stop-overs, etc., write
or call on us.
Found at Last.
J. A. Harmon. of Lizemore. West Va.,
says: "At last I have found the perfect
pill that never disappoints me; and for
the benefit of others afflicted with torpid
iver and chronic constipation, will say:
take Dr. King's New Life Pills." Guar
ateed satiafactory, 25c. at WV. E. Pelham
& Son, Druggists.
IS your best friend or your worst
enemy. Active it's your friend.
Torpid it's your enemy, and its
army is Constipation, Biliousness.
Sickt Headache, etc.
AND TONIO PELES
make active, strong and healthy1
livers, preventing and relieving,
Coml.t. Tr.atm.nt 25=..
I have opened a first clas
Meat Market on Friend street
next door to the Observer office
and am prepared to furnisl
choice meats of all kinds.
All orders entrusted to m<
will receive my personal at
Come to see my market
It is the cleanest and most up
to-date market in Newberry.
J. A. WRIGHT,
Worked Like a Oharm.
Mr. D. N. Walker, editor of that spic:
tournal, the Enterprise, Louisa, V..
jays: "I ran a nail in my foot last weel
and at once applied Bucklen's Arnic;
E-lve. No inflamation followed; th<
salve simply healed the wound." Heal
sores, burns and skin diseases. Guaran
Seed at W. E. Pelham & Son, Druggists
FREE To women for collectin
names and selling our novel
ties, we give Big Premiums
Send your name to-day for our new plax
of Big Profits with little work.; Writ
to-day. Address C. T. MOSELEY Pre
mium department, 32 E. 23d Street
New York City.
We have decide
We believe this
advantage of oir
pay an extra pri
pay. We quote
Prints. .. -. ..-.
Percales, nice goods.
Plaid Dress Goods..............
Broadcloth, all colors......
Notions at lowest figures.
The best line ever brought 1
A good Watch for 99c. .01
See our line of ,Jewelry anc
We are prepat
same money if t
have to pay an i
fellow when yot
Saved Her Son's Life.
The happiest m11ot]Li in the little tov
of Ava, MIo , is Mrs. S Ruppee. Si
writes: "One year ago iy son was dou%
with such serious lung trouble that 01
physician was unable to help him; whei
by our druggist's advice I began givin
him Dr. King's New Discovery, and
soon noticed improvement. I kept th
treatment up for a few weeks when I
was perfectly well. He has work<
steadily since at carpenter work. D
King's New Discovery saved his life
Guaranteed best cough and cold rened
by W. E. Pelham & Son, Druggist
- 5oc. and $r.co. Trial Bottle free.
Arrival and Departure of Trains.
Sebedules of passenger trains i
and out of the Union Station, Ne
berry, S. C.
No. 15 for Greenville .. .. 8.56 a. i
No. 12 for Columbia ... .10 32 a. z
No. IS for Columbia .... 1.50 p. r
No. 19 for Greenville .. .. 1.35 p. I
No. 11 for Greenvile .... 4.42 p. I
No. 16 for Columbia .... 9.47 p. 1
- ., N. & L. Trains.
No. 85 for Laurens .... 5.19 a. 2
No. 22 for Columbia .... 8.47 a. I
No. 52 for Greenvile ..12 46 p. 2
No. 53 for Columbia .... 3.10 p. 2
No. 21 for Laurens .... 7.25 p.
No. 84 for Columbia .... 8.30 p.!
The foregoing s&hedules are give
only for information, are not guara
teed and are subject to ohange wit]
1 out notice.
July 15, 1907.
G. L. Robinson,
HO PAID HI~
d to make this
to be to our adv
t customers. XM
ofit to make goo
a few prices to
g up, our prices
..~.,...8 1-3c. y<
~....l.0 and 12 l-2c. y<
....12 1-2, 15, 20 and 25c. y<
........ _ .... .-1 c. y<
...$ 1.00 yd. cheap at $1.2
.. ........c and ul
....1... 1 to 25c. eaci
........ ..... .. . 1c. a spoc
o the town of Prosperity.
her grades In proportion.
supply your wants In all lne:
-ed to give the bi
hey will give us '
axtra profit to rr
ibuy of us,
tours with barga
1ilMol Ye ClOtheS.
It is false economy to save the
25 cents that it will take te buy
a bottle of Indellible Ink and lose\
1 a garment that cost six times as
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, library. Excellent labQrat6ries. Beautiful site. Unsurpassed health
- fulness. Honor system, Full literary, scientific, musical and artistic
courses. Degrees of A. B. and B. M. Winnie Davis School of Hittory.
Next session opens September i8th, 1907. Send for catalogue.
LEE DAVIS LODGE, A. M., Ph.. DO President.
A BURDEN TO THE MAN
A CASH STORE from this date.
antage, and we know it is to theA
then you buy from us you don't
:1 the loss on the fellow that don't
show how, on a cash basis, .with
ar-e coming down3
l. We are prepared to give you bigger values for your money
L in Clothing than any concern offering goods here this season.
L Boys' Pants from 25c. a suit and up.
Men'sBoys' Suits 75c a suit and up.
Mensants $1.25 a pair and up.
Men's Corduroy Paants $1.25 a pair.
LMen's Suits $5.00, $7.50, $10.00, $12.50 and $15.00 a suit.
5 We've got the goods and prices and they must be 'sold.2
-. Give us a look.
- Shoes! Shoes!
1.Here we can do you much good and save you lots of money
Children's She--..........2c to $1.00 a pair.
Women's She-----.---...9c to $3.50 a pai.
Men's Sh e .......-................-......1.50 to $5.00 a pair,
All goods from the farm wear to the nicest Patent L.eather.
If you don't look us over you will lose money.
lying public more/ goods. for the
heir trade. Remember, you don't
iake good the loss 'on the other
ins for all,
ity. S. C.