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NIGEZ-T RIDERS CONVICTED.
ix Found Guilty of Murder and Two
of Manslaughter-Sick Juror
Union City, Tenn., Jan. 7.-With a
-erdiet of guilty in varying degrees,
e jury in the night rider trials re
ed -at 8.45 p. m. toinght.
The 12 men found Garrett John
-n, Tid Burton. Boy Raii,orn. Fred
inion, Arthur Cloa-r and Sam Apple
white guilty of murder in the first de
gree, with mitigating circumstance,
and Bud Morris and Bob Huffinan
the. uther defendants. guilty of mur
r in the second 41egree and fixed
their punishment at 20 years in the
penitentia;ry. The punishment of thre
six -first named defendants -was left to
he court and may be death or life
priscament. The defense filed a
otion for a new trial, which was set
or heanng Satuirday, and which will
overruled as indicated by the
urt, wh-en sentence will be - pro
The court will sentence the six first
ed defendants to death.
The jury had been ont since 2 p.
., but because f the illness of Juror
n had not been able to consult
1 6 p. m.
- There was a difference of opinion
ong the jurors es to the degree of
ihe gult of the defendants. but an
aigreement was.reached quickly.
The defendants took the verdict
with calmness, as they had been ex
it sinea the elosing of the ar
. Attorney Pierce turned to
em when it was announced and
'We will tear this case to pieces
in the supreme court."
The State expected a verdiet of
degree 'murder in all eight, cases
was visibly disappointed. Bob
nfman, one of the men to escape
- twenty years, is ithe man who,
ding to the confession of Frank
oer, fired the shot which killed
Rankin as he was being drawn
by the rope.
Has Been Notable Trial.
-Thus is ended, in bhe lower court,
. of -the most vgorously contested
notable criminal trials ever heard
this State, the outcome of a reign
lawlessness, the culminating act of
b eing that of which'the men
e found guilty, calling fort~h
mustering of the mili
of the State, under the
e'sonal direction of Governor
ttegon, to dhe aid of the eiv
iautheoities in the ferreting out and
he taking into custody of those who
charged with the commission of
'e <i'ime, The so-called ''night rider
lan'' of Reel Foot Lake.
The operations of ithe night rider
.began 'with the burning of fish
ocks, extending to the inflicting of
.punihment on those whom
leaders in their counsels deemed
ty of actions in opposition to the
es of the clan, finding a climax
dhe lynching of Capt. Rankin. Ran
*and an associate stockholder of
the West Tennessee Land Company,
Col. R. Z. Tay&or, an aged man, and
one of :te most prominent i'en of thre
etern section of Tennessee,
come to the Lake region to con
*ea deal as to the sale of some
hrla1nds, the propedty of the
Fishermen Were Aggrieved.
'The night riders, composed largely
'ithe fisher folk of Reel Foot Lake,
eh is owned by the land company,
respecially aggrieved against the
d company because of the refusal
allow the fishermen to ply their
ation at will in the -water of the
e.This they charged largely 'to
mt. Rankin and Col. Taylor. Ac
'gto the evidence during the
a,when 'it was learned that the
were to spend the night in the
eregion, the band was told to
at a designated point, and to
admidnight .they donned their fan
' garbs of long cloaks and masks
marched to ithe Walnnt Log Ho
,where Capt. Rankin and Col Tay
rhad quarters. Forcing them to
ty don their clothes, it is related
they mardhed them to a secluded
tamong 'the -wooded recesses of
elake. Here a shont parley ensu
,and not resulting in a satisfactory
ination to the -riders, the rope by
Jech Rankin was led from the hotel
a thrown over a forked limb of -a
eeand the man drawn into the ai'r.
volley of shots followed, and with
a few seconds Rankin was dead.
In the meantime Taylor had plead
for the release of Rankin and ibis
bitut~ion. W.h'n he saw the men
rdetermined to kill both, 'he made
dash for liberty. swiminming the
ou, on the banks of which the
'hng occurred, and thoughi ser
3volleys from a score of rifles fol
ed him !he suceeded in escapmfg,
ching a place of safety afoir thir
-six hours spent in the marshes.
Hunting Down Assassins.
Two dayvs later Go,verno~r Patters-n
two complan,ies oft Mte troops
iie,and the work of hunting
by the wholvsale were m11ade. an. the
coutnty was placed under military
rule. A mili-tary posit was estaiblish
ed at Reel Foot Lake. and those who
were arrested were held practically
incommunicado. Several of'those ar
rested confessed. and graduallv those
who were deemed not guilty were
weeded out and allnwed to return to
Tihe ten men held most respnsible
for the raiids of the band were takeni
to Nashville for safe keeping, and in
the jail there two of them died. The
other eight sought releasze under writs
of habeas corpus and were ordered
set at liberty on -the charges on which
they were held. other -than that of the
killing of Capt. Rankin. When th-e
were returned to Union City to be !re
leased, :however, indictments ;barginp
murder had been returned. and they
were immediately rearrested.
Their tria.ls began a month ago. and
Ithe court was under the prqteetion of
the military. During the sessions
armed soldiers were contantly on
guard, and during the night lth men
were under the care of the military
as were others held to await trial.
During the trials several of the alleg
ed members of the band Qtold of the
working of the clan and of the raids,
describi-ng the murder of Capt. Ran
kin, showing it to have been most
brutal. These will be granted par
Tried to Prove Alibis.
The defendants were represented
by Rice A. Pierce and other promin
ent attorneys. who exerted every leg
al effort in ithe aid of their clients and
as a defence sought to establish ali
bis. The ease of the Staite was eared
for by Attorney General Caldwell and
The present. term of court is the
second special term called to consider
the night rider cases. The first term
was called immediately on the arrival
of <the troops and its legality, because,
of a failure to announce the fact of 1
its convening in advance, was ques
This was remedied at the pres&nt <
term, the trials being deferred until
the present term began. 1
The other alleged members of the
band were more than a score in num
ber and are held in the county jail
here awaiting trial on oharges of mur
der, violation of the Ku Klux Act 'and
other crimes, resulting from 'the raids
of the band. Their trial, it is pro
'bable, will follow immediately.
Night Riders Condemned.
Union City, Tenn., Jan. 9.-Judge
Jones today imposed the death penal-i
ty on Garrett Johnson. Tid Burton, 4
Bob Ransom, Fred Pinion, Arthur I
Clo'ar and Sam Applewhi-te. the night
riders who were found guilty of the
murder of Capt. Quentin R ankin,
and sentenced Bud Morris and Bob
Huffmain, tihe two othier defendants.
to life imprisonment.
The attorneys for the defence im
mediately gave notice of an appeal
to The State supreme court. If thisV
tribunal does not interfere :the fi-rst
named six men will be hanged on
MTTJJONS OF LIVES LOST.
The Awful Toll Collected by Con
If yeople could only understand
that Catarrh is an internal serofula
that nothing .applied externally does
much good-they would not need :10
be warned so often about this fatal
disease, which, -when neglected, in
variably ends up in c.onsumption, at
the cost of millions of lives every
years. Yet Catar-rh is easily eni-ed if
tihe -right treatment is employed.
Catarcrh is caused by~ germs in .the
blood which circulate throughout. the
entire system. External remedies
give but temporary ease. Although
the effect.s a.re often seen in the form I
of pimples, rash, eszem~a or dery sealy I
skinfi the trouble is internal, and can I
never be cured by external remedies.
The only way .to cure C'atarrh is<
by emplQying a medicine whieh is ab
sorbed and carried by the blood to all
parts of ,the system, so that the mu
cons membrane or internal lining of
the body is thoroughly medicated.
soothed. disinfected of germ matter,
and the soreness healed.
We -have a remedy prepared from
the prescription of a physician who
for -thirty years studied and made1
Cat.arrh a specialy and whose record
of success was a cure in every case 1
where 'ris treatment was fol-lowed as
prescribed. That remedy is Rexall I
Maco-Tone. We as so positive that it
will eu-re Catarrh in all it various<
forms, whether acute or chronic, that 1
we promise to return every penny I
paid us for the medicine in every ease
where it fails to cure or for -any rea
,n1 does not satisfy t'he user. <4
We wanlt you to try~ Rexatll Muie--.
whore yo,u live, and youi do n''t con
tr-a.t .mr ohli'stiom 4r risk wh?en vonu
nrw 1xali 1 i-T ne -I ir ' -
lee. We h.ave R.xall -AL1co-Tne in
two sizes. The prices are 50e. and
$1. Very often the 50c. size effeets
l er. Ocoulrs-e. in c.hroaie ee
longer treatment is necessary. The
average in such instanes is tihree $1
bottles. Gilder & Weeks. Newberry.
Life 100,000 Years Ago.
Scientists have found in a cave in
Switzerland bones of men, who lived
100.000 years ago, when life was in
,onstant danger from wild beasts. To
rlay the danger, as shown by A. W.
Brown of Alexander. .Ie., is largel.,
From deadly disease. "If it had not
been for Dr. King's New Discovery.
which cured me. I could not have
lived." he writes. "suffering as 1
:lid from a severe hng trouble and
,tubborn cough." To cure Sore
ungs. Colds. obstinate Coughs, and
-revent Pneumonia, it's the best med
icine on earth. 50c. and $1.00. Gnar
iteed by W. E. Pelham & Son. Trial
Made from the long leaf pine. The
greatest remedy to present time. For
;ale at Mayes' Drug Store.
CASH IN ADVANCE.
In March, 1887, I became a part
wner of The Herald and News and
3ave been connected with the pape.
,ontinuously since that time. I was
,7ith the paper a couple of years prior
o that time when under other own
rship. I have, therefore, been the
!ditor for nearly twenty-five years.
During that time my duties have al
;o been to keep the books and sub
I have always had great faith and
onfidence in the honesty of the peo
)le and their purpose to pay their
lebts. For that reason I have never
>elieved I could conduct a strictly
ash in advance subscription.
For the past few months I have
Peen giving a closer study to the sit
iation than ever before.
When the postoffice department is
ned its order that a subscription to
semi-weekly more than nine months
n arrears could not be accepted at
;he second-class rate we endeavored
o comply with the order and had to
~utt off about 650 names. We first
~ent each subscriber at least twoh let
ers calling attention to the ruling be
ides mention of it was made in the
>gper. This fall we have sent an
>ther letter to these persons but we
iave received no response.
These 650 owed us over $5,000.
dany of them not only did not pay
vhat they owed but weni directly and
*!bscribed fr: o-r ectemporary and
>aid for it. We have no objection to
hat but we mention it as a reason
~or the shaking of our faith in the
lonesty of the people. It certainly
vas a striking evidence of ingratitude.
We still have a good many sub
eribers who are in arrears. State
nents have been sent or will be sent
n a few days to all of these.
During the 25 yvars of our connee
~ion with this new.p.aper we have
ost in unpaid subscriptions at least
s20,000. We have no one to blame
>ut ourself and the people "ould
iave thought more, of us if we had
nade them pay it. We are not com
>laining but we propose to stop this
eak or go out of the business.
After the first day of February The
lerald and News will be ran strictly
in the cash in advance plan. A post
ard will be mailed you giving you
hirty days notice so that you may
ave time to send in your renewal
nd to remind you if you should over
There are doubtless some errors in
he credits. If you will call our at
ention to these we will gladly make
he correction and in every case will
~ive the subscriber the benefit of the
It takes too much of our time to
end statements and to pay postage.
WVe will keep no books except out
-eeipt stubs and a cash book and the
We shall hate to part with any sub
eribers but we cannot longer be an
oyed with trying to collect these lit
le amounts and then not get them.
The post office rule does not permit
is to carry a delinquent longer than
iine montihs and we had just as well
>ut it on the cash base~
We find that for a eleven months
>f this year only about 1000 have
>aid anything at all. Just about one
ialf of the present list. We can not
>ay our debts and keep up this rate of
rollection of what is due us. And we
lo not want to offer compromise if
e can help it.
Remember you have two months
o put yourself financial. If you can 't
>ay all of your back does give us your
Come with the ni
Gobble up Suits,
Etc., AT ACTL.
Remember we have
Merchandise to offer.
the-Minute. This S
The rule we adopt will be followed
str1ty. No doubt some of those who
a been indulged will show thelr T
areiation by getting mad and tak den
u the other pa.per as some have done.be
Wwill not raise any objection for be
ewill have the satisfaction of know
gthat you will no longer get a pa- i Loat
rwithout paying for it. Furt
hose who pay no heed to what they Over
eus will have their accounts tarn- Cash
e ver to a collection agency.
e have worked hard to serve the
ple of this community and we de
re what we have earned. Capi
Te Herald and News will continue Profi
to e an up-to-date paper and we Divi(
oe all of our subscribers will ap- Cash
rdate the situation that it costs Re-d
oey to buy paper and pay printers Dey
dit is much easier for each one to In
yus than it is for us to be contirnu- Ba
lyhunting up these little amounts.
fany man's subscription is in ar
as and he has a elaim against uis
ewill thank him to present his claim
dif we owe it we will try to pay it.
emember after February first The
eald and News is going to be cash T
E. H. Aull,
A styp to-dyn.I
as cured itch magically for others JNO
[n ewberry and will cure for you..
DED TO CLOSE OUT
LE IN THEIR STORE
oW YOK COST!
ioney and Gobble, Gobble,
Shoes, Hats, Shirts, Under
F-andkerchiefs, Suit Cases,
rAL COST. :::::
IDES FOR 30 DAYS.
NO OLD or SHOP WORN
Everything New and Up=to=
le will continue for 30 days. .
h~e Commercial Bank of Newberry, S. C., con
~ed from report to State Bank Examiner Novem
s.. . ..............--- ------------$268,751 87
iture and fixtures...........-.-.------..3,116 93
drafts......... ........ .... ........... 12,645 60
and due from banks:..... .... .... .... ..o10,i81 65
tal stock................. ....... .---$50,000 00
ts less expenses taxes paid. .....-..--.--.--..-..-54,677 53
lends unpaid. ............. ............ 1,277 00
er's Checks............................. 255 00
iscounts ........... .....--....---.-..... 15,000 00
lividual. .. .. ...........$261,oo.o3
nks.. .... ....... .... 3,486.49-$264,486-52
18 Commercial Bank,
M. KINARD. 0. B. MAYER, J. Y. McFALL,
resident. Vice-President. Cashier.