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STAT:3SENT OF NI. 1RAAS.
In Regard to the Caning of the Hon
Charles Summer in 1S56.
In the senate of the United State,
on the 19th and 20th of May, Mr. Sum
ner, of Massachusetts, delivered e
speech in which he reflected injurious
ly upon the State of South Carolina
and was particularly offensive to Sen
ator Butler, who is my relative. I pre
ferred to see the published speech, and
saw it for the first time on Wednes
aThe objectionable passages are to b(
found on the fifth, twenty-ninth an
thirtieth pages of Mr. Sumner'i
speech, which I ha've marked with E
--p en, and are as follows: But befor(
entering upon the argument, &c.
As soon-=' I had read the speech I
felt it my duty to inflict some returi
for the insult to my State and relative
On Wednesday I took a seat in th(
capitol grounds expecting Mr. Sum
ner to pass. While gcng down thi
lower steps of the capitol I met Mr
Edmundson, of Virginia, who is mn
personal friend, and asked him t<
walk with me to the seat. I then in
formed him that it was my purpose tA
see Mr. Sumner and that as he migh
be accompanied by several of hii
friends, I desired him to remain wit]
me as a witness and for nothing else
I also enjoined upon him on no ac
count to interfere. Mr. Sumner di4
not pass by while we were so seated
though we remained until half-past 1.
o'clock. My colleague, Mr. Keiti
joined us a few moments before we re
turned to the house, and so did Sena
tor Johnson, of Arkansas. Neither on
of them were informed of my purpos,
during that day. During the night o
Wednesday, and about 16 o'clock, I in
formed my colleague, Mr. Keitt, an
Mr. Orr, of my purpose. The nex
morning at 11 o'clock I took my posi
tion in the Porter's Lodge to intercep
Mr. Sumner. I again waited until hal
past 12 o'clock-the hour at whic'
both houses of congress meet. Whil
in the Porter's Lodge, M,r. Edmundsoi
on his way to the capitol, saw me ani
came in of his own accord. He ani
I went to the house together. Mi
Keitt went that morning to Baltimort
Being twice disappointed, I deter
mined to keep my eye on Mr. Sumnel
and knowing that the senate wouli
adjourn at an early hour, I went t
the senate and stood without the ba
until it did adjourn. Mr. Sumner con
tinued within the hall, though he di,
not all the time retain his seat. H
had upon his desk a la.rge number C
speecl.es, and was, when not intei
rupted, enmployed in franking wit
them. Several ladies continued in th
hail, some on the floor and some i:
I waited until the last lady left, an<
then approached Mr. Sumner in fron
ad said: "Mr. Summer, I have rea,
yur last speech with care and a
muhimpartiality as is possible unde
duty to say that you have libeled m:
State and slandered my kinsman, wh<
Is aged and absent, and I have coin
to punish you for it." And I utterel
the word "punish" Mr. Sumner offere<
to rise, and when about half .erect
struck him a slight blow with th
smaller end of my cane. He the:
arose full,y. erect and endeavored t<
make battle; I was then compelled ti
strike him harder than I had intended
About the fifth iblow he ceased to re
*sist and I moderated my blows.
continued to strike Mr. Sumner unti
he fell, when I ceased. I did not strik
Mr. Sumner after he had fallen. Th
cane used by me was an ordinar;
walking stick, made of gutta perch;
and hollow. I used it because it wa
light and elastic, and because I fan
cied it would not break.
A- The cane had been presented to in
by a friend full three months pasi
It had a thin gold head and was no
loaded or even heavy. Mr. Sumne
was never struck with the larger enm
of the cane. When Mr. Crittenden too]
hold of me, and said something lik
"don't kill him," I replied that I hai
no wish to injure him severely, bu
only to flog him.
I went to the senate alone, asket
no one to go or to be with me. In
deed, no one knew of my purpose t<
assail Mr. Sumner in the senate, no:
would I have done so had it not be
come manifest that he would remaL
nthe seat to a very late hour. Tha
three gentlemen who alone knew o
my purpose were neither present whei
the attack was made. Neither Mr
Orr nor Mr. Edmundson were presen
at any time of the affray to my knowl
edge. Mr. Keitt came up when it wa:
about half over.
I deem it proper to add that the as
sault upon Mr. Sumner was not be
~cause of his political principles, bu
-because of the insulting language use<
in - reference to my State and absen
r.elative. P. S. Brooks,
House of Reoresentati im.
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[ Sense in Short Sentences.
Fools try to convince a woman;
1wise men persuade her.
>Dignity is what some people stand
> on when they are short.
.Some history repeats itself, but your
- own private history is apt to be re
[ peated by your neighbors.
1The proof of success is the ability
to deliver the goods.
When the ordinary mran succeeds in
accomplishing something worth while
he ceases to be* ordinary.
SOne kind of a dreamer is the town
- man who wants to own a chicken farm.
In the days of affluence always thinb
of poverty; do not let want come upon
you, and make you remember with
sorrow the time of plenty.
rWine and good dinners make abund
ance of friends; but in time of ad
versity, not one is to be found.
Better to be upright wit hpoverty
than depraved with an abundance.
In a field of melons do not pull up
your shoe; under a plum tree, do
not adjust your cap.
If your schemes do not succeed, of
what use is it to reget their failure?I
SWithout ascending the mountain, we
can not judge of the height of heaven.
If you love your son, give him plen
ty of the cudgel; if you hate your son
-cram him with dainties.
Ages in the Bible.
Tommy was a x nturesome lad, but
nobody had ever credited him with suf
ficient courage to shake his head ir
contradiction when the Sunday school
- visitor, who wished to show off his
knowledge of Biblical history, asserted
that Sarah, Abraham's wife, was the
;only woman whose agh was recorded
in the Bible. Seeing the disapproving
notion,of- the-.:leerhead; in:.the frn1
tial to Comfort
ith is essential to com
s you grow older, it is
.ess essential to health.
Perfection Smokeless Oil
id you keep warm and com
tter what the weather without.
ag, widespread heat, and gives it
ne and burnsnine hours ona single
w. It can be carried anywhere;
poke, odor or dirt
ithe blue eame or pain dee; nick
g and durae s can be made. Al pats
spreader prevets SMking.
wrcteant aueacrof the
fords the Farmer's family freedom
n in the absence of the men.
4. C., writes: "Some time ago one
elled to be off until ten o'clock at
1e was in the house but his wife.~
vn the line, and each family was E
notice. She said she was so glad ~
ot feel at all lonely."
Lfd see how littde it costs to have a
age is recorded in the Bible."
Then Tommy spoke right up.
"There are three more that I know
of," said he.
"Mother, grandmother and Aunt
Lucy," said Tommy.--New York Sun.I
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
Notice is hereby given that the
Town Council of Newberry, S. C., will
hold an election on Friday, December
29, 1911, at 7 o'clock p. in., for the
Clerk and Treasurer at a salary of
$65.00 a month.
-Chief of Police at a salary of $65.00
F'our Policemen at a salary of $50.00
per month each.
One Policeman for the Newberry'
Cotton Mill at a salary of $35 per
One Street Superintendent at a sal-i
ary of $50.00 per month.
One Lamplighter and Janitor at a
salary of $25.00 per month.
Two Hose Wagon Drivers at a sa
ary of $5 per week each.
A City Attorney at a salary of $200
per year, which includes all fees.
The Clerk and Treasurer will be re-I
quired to give bond for the faithfu l~
performance of his duties in the sum
of $5,000. The Chief of Police will be
required to give bond for the faithful
performnance of his duties in the sum
of $1,000, and each Policeman will be
1reqired to give bond for the faithful
performance of his duties in the sum
of $500. 1
Applications must be filed with the! de
Clerk and Treasurer by 7 o'clock p.1 PI
M., December 29, 1911.
For further information apply to the tv
Clerk and Treasurer.m
J. --R. SCURRY, Ma,yor. 11
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On lorwaon, oeember 28,en9,t
Ichcos, neThomas grain drill, ..H
e tw-hoee-iscplow, -bousehold
Years ago m
We made it in I
with the result tl
the only aged con
year is just as o
as that you got la
It is 'primitiv
tilled, and stored
casks until ripe
At all clubs
places, or four
prepaid, for $4.00
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stablished half a century C1
"Ask the Revej
Save taxes and feed bills
after January 1, to buy you~
have plenty of them ther
suit you and your low price
you one or a carload. ,We
Mr. H. H. Abrams anTd b
Enough said. He will be
-Dr. Woods Hutchinsor
most brilliant writers o
ys: "richness and freshness of co
~ichness and Pur
vigor cf circulation. A good ask y
plexion exphatically comes from blood
hin; only imitations and poor tonic
sat that can be painted, plas- compt
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ook well you must be wvell." If class
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glowing with the crimson of only t
blood, the bright sparkling eye No
the happy expression that alcoh<
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Buy Six Bottles for $1
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you get 4is
Id and mature
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in charred ok
and first -class
by waiting until
r mules. We will
iand at prices to
cotton. Can soil
will have with us
e knows mules.
glad to have his
i, considered one of the
n modern therapeutics,
ity of Blood
our druggist about Milamn. A
purifier and reconstructive
standing alone and without
tition. If you suspect any
preparation of being in its -
we ask that you read the
.The pure food law protects
hose who read the labels.
blood remedy should contain
l-a false stimulant and uric
F not Benefited
r habit forming'4
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