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Entered at the Postoffice nt V^w erry,
S. C., as 2nd class matter.
E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, September 27, 1912.
The State executive committee will
meet in Columbia next Tuesday to
hear the report of the subcommittee
and it is. very probable that a that
meeting the result^ of the primary will
be declared and another election or
dered for attorney general.
The Newberry Herald and News
opines that the Yorkville Enquirer htas
very sensible editorials and a like
opinion is entertained of the Newberry
paper's effusions and scintillations
by the Enquirer. But at that, it isn't
so hard to understand.?Gaffney Ledger.
Both editors are men of good judg
merit, of course. Nothing hard to understand
about it at all.
The subcommittee of the State executive
committee began its investigation
into the alleged fraud in the primary
at Spartanburg on Tuesday, and
60 far as we have been able to see from
reading the reports, no fraud has been
saowp, anq oniy some lrregmanueg in
a few counties. The committee went
from Spartanburg to Greenville and
from Greenville to Anderson, and no
doubt intends to visit other counties
in^the State. If all the counties are
visited the work will not be completed
until after the general election.
The Herald and News is pleased to
note that the city authorities have put
up a sign at the crossing of Caldwell
and Main streets, sufficiently large
that any autoist may be able to read
as he runs. We are glad to see that
the proper authorities are taking steps
to have this ordinance enforced. No
doubt, however, they have not read
the book of law for sometime and in
that wav have left from this sign a
very important part of thfc ordinance.
We have seen motorcycles and other
self-propelled vehicles besides automobile
pass there at a rate exceeding
the speed limit of such vehicles. We
desire to call attention of the authorities
to the ordinance, which reads as
"Sec. 201. Every automobile, locomobile,
autocar, or other self-propelled
vehicle, shall be brought to a full
and complete stop by the person or
persons in charge thereof in crossing
Main for Pratt) street and Caldwell
street at the intersection of Main and
We suppose that the motorcycle
would be called a "self-propelled vehicle."
Impressions of Japan.
Chester Lantern Sept. 23.
Since leaving South Carolina in May,
I have wanted to write back to friends
at home. Sending and receiving letters]
is one pleasure possible to an American
living in the Orient.
A long voyage at sea from' San
Francisco to China is hardly describable.
After nearly a month of travel across
the continent and the Pacific ocean,
passengers were well prepared to see
land again. It was late in June and
the sea was calm and the sky was clear.
p The ship officers announced at dinner
that night that we should see Japan the
next morning, and everybody was glad.
About sunrise we were aroused by
a commotion among the Chinese sail
ors outside on the main decks, and
eveiybodv hurried to ' the promenades
above. There in the distance stood out
in clear blue outlines the mountains of
Japan. The impression was one of magnificence.
Out to itself, high above the
others, was the highest mountain in Japan,
Fujiyama. It reaches way into the
clouds and is capped with snow. It
is the Olympus of Japan, and is held
in religious reverence by the people.
For some hours our ship steamed up
the bay and into a wide estuary toward
Yokohama. The ship was so large it
could not go closer than about two of
the piers, so it anchored there. It was
in fnnr rbvc wT-iilp vicitinp" three
With only a hand grip for each one's i
baggage, we landed by means of a |
small launch sent out to the steamer.
My party was composed of only three,
a young man from Louisiana, and an:
other from Xew York. So we were as j
little encumbered as people could wish j
for traveling. As soon as a person gets!
'in \ rklrnhnma. looks I
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around himself and sees thousands of
those yellow, slant-eyed people staring
at him as if he were a part of a mena
gerie. he realizes at once that he is in
a foreign count r\v He feels that he
is in an environment entirely new and
his problem is just what to do to get
I would not fear saying .that about
the first thing every foreigner notices in
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japan is uie jmriKsua, ine mue iwuwheeled
cart pulled by a man. I have
not seen anyone that did not look at
them with curiosity and amusement.
They are the street cars, the hacks, the
carriages, and the vehicles general for
the people. We were at once beseiged
by a numbr of the Jinriksha men bowing
and offering their services; so we
took three of the carts and they filed
out down the streets in a run. We exhausted
all our signs and gestures try
ing to give the idea that we did not
want to go anywhere especially, but
everywhere. The endurance of these
men is remarkable. They can take a
steady trot and not let up for hours.
For a very little pay they will be glad
to run out 10 miles into country with a
passenger and not show the least signs
After going about Yohokama we
took a railway train and went to Tokio
the capital city. It is only 20 miles
away and the road to it lies through the
rice growing swamps. On every side
were many peasants miring in the mud
setting out the rice plants. Except for
their human forms they gave the impression
of some kind of mur animals.
The great city of Tokio showed an
entirely new picture of Japanese life.
The city is beautiful and seems almost
without limits. It is said to cover a
larger area than London. The buildings
are mostly one-story high and taken
separately are very artistic. But the
arrangement of the houses in groups
seems disorderly, and there seems to
be no general plan for the arrangement
of buildings on any street. The streets
are all paved and kept clean; but they
have no sidewalks. Everybody walks
in the middle of the street. This is
made easy by the entire absence of all
horse vehicles in the city.
In Tokio we visited all the places of
interest including the national Zoological
gardens. In regard to variety of an
imals I think the Zoo is not inferior to
that of London. The government buildings
and the Mikado's palace are well up
to the standard set by Japanese national
pride. Everything there, has also its
strong military look. All their ports
are bristling with forts, and I believe
that no country could offer a stronger
resistance in case of attempted invasion.
Out on a plaza we- saw a group of
boys, aged eight to twelve, and they
were playing soldier. They had their
toy guns and sabers, une boy was acting
captain and as we looked he put his
company through a series of maneuvers
skilful and scientific. Going south
from Tokio about one hundred and fifty
miles, we reached Kobe, a large city
on the coast. In this place we visited
several Shinto Temples, Shintoism being
an old and well grounded religion
in the nation. To enter, one is required
to remove his shoes; for otherwise he
should commit a sacrilege in a place so
v#?n#?rati?r1- 'There i? verv Utile in the
temples except a few relics of war or
some statuary commemorating some
sages of their national religion. In each
of the temples is an old priest, pale and
wan from his continued confinement.
In this city is an English College and
it furnishes a high standard of education
according to American and European
standards. The teachers are mostly Americans
or English. There is also a
strong mission post of several Protestant
churches located in Kobe. A hundred
miles further west is Xagassaki.
We reached here about 9 in morning,
having gone on our ocean steamer. This
is a coaling station of all foreign vessels
passing through Japanese ports.
Here is a contrast in the way of getting
work done in the East and the West.
There are fifty or more coal flats laid
alongside our steamer, each flat holding
about twenty tons. This coal was
lifted by hand to the port holes and
hatchways of the ship. The only implements
used to do all this were small
baskets the size of a half-bushel measure.
To get this done in the few hours
in port required the service of hundreds
of Japanese laborers, the most
of whom were women. These people
recive for this very hard work the sum
of fifteen cents per day. I have been
told that this is considered a fairly
average income for the working classes.
At Nagassaki we had time to do
some more Ginriksha riding in the
city and also into the country near
by. It was necessary to return and
prepare to leave the next day. After
night we sailed in small boat across
the moonlight bay where the Manchuria
lay at anchor. And there in
her music halls was again a group of
real Anglo-Saxons ready to sail away
to China. The days of strange and
strenuous travel had made everybody
! tirn/1 oiirl o fnn* low rlicmiccinnQ
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of Japan everybody had withdrawn to
his cabin. The next morning the
Manchuria was rocking over the rough
and stormy China sea.
At some later time I want to send
another letter and tell about some
features of life in the Philippine Is- i
lands, the writer's present home.
William S. McGraw,
Philippine Islands. (
July 30, 1912. I
T?ie regular fall communion cervices
of the Prosperity A. R. P. church will
be held the fifth Sunday in September.
Preaching will begin on Friday evening
at 8 o'clock, Rev. H. B. Blak?ley, '
of Troy, doing the preaching.
There will be preaching at Cannon's
Creek church on Sabbath afternoon at
4.30 o'clock. 11
Mrs. J. Thad McCrackin and Miss '
Pearle McCrackin, of Newberry, are
visiting at the home of Dr. and Mrs.-j'
F. B. McCrackin.?Bamberg Herald,;1
ALLEN ARRAIGNED. jJ
Hillsville, Va., Sept. 23.?Sidna Al- '
len and Wesley Edwards, the moun- 1
tain gunmen, were arraigned here to4
day in the same courtroom where on!1
March 14 five lives were snuffed out j *
in a shooting affray of which they are j 1
alleged to have been the ringleaders, j 'c
By consent of lawyers on both sides, i?
their trials were transferred to; <
Wytheville, where two of their clan *
were sentenced to die and others got, 1
long-term sentences. Edwards will 1
be tried first, beginning October 28, (
for the murder of Commonwealth's i
Attorney Foster. Allen will be tried! 1
for the murder of Judge Massie, 11
when Edwards' trial is over. The: c
prisoners were returned to the Roa' j
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HE SET THE PACE. s
Career of Black Prince, the World's 1
Greatest Crook. j
By wearing the navy blue uniform' t
of a hotel porter the Black Prince; c
Alfred has been enabled to preserve t
his incognito in New York ever since , 3
his return from the coronation at Lon- ' i
don, until a few nights ago his fond- j 1
ness for showier attire brought him a
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detectives, says the New York Tele- t
They picked him up at 8th avenue i
and 41st street as he was swinging c
along with the air of a cosmopolite, i 1
wearing a natty summer suit and car- j I
rying a slender red cane which was J *
really too slight for one of his inter- J t
national reputation to lean upon. j r
"As I live it is the 'Black Royalty," j1
said one of the detectives. All three jr
of them shook hands with the much- j ^
travelled African mogul whose origin j *
was on 10th avenue in New York city, j
and whose ability as a lone-hand 11
"gun," or pickpocket, has made him j j
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Lne SUDject Oi gusoip m puiiuc 1
all over the world. 2
They told him that it wae socially j1
incumbent upon him to come down to j1
police headquarters and make the ac-'*
quaintance of the younger .detectives, *
and they lugged him along somewhat (
facetiously while the greatest continental
crook of the darky race grinned
affably and offered mild protestations i
that his presence in New York at this *
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cime naa no diplomatic mteitasu |It
has been about five years since 1
this shiny-faced piece of human char- 1
coal did his "bit" of one year on 1
Blackwell's Island. His picture is in j!
the Rogues' Gallery at police head- 1
quarters in New York, and his cynical 1
smile adorns the large album of male- (
factors cherished by the authorities of
many other cities for purposes of 1
Although it has been said that the
Black Prince was always on his good 1
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behavior wnen m ivew iorx, me records
of the police department and
the recollection of senior detectives 1
prove that the ability of his mental 1
forces is by no means commensurate '
t with the dexterity of his long, tapering
hands in the art of picking pockets.
He has been in trouble with the
police many times. He is so fond of
I bragging about his greatness as a '
crook and telling of his experiences '
abroad that careful detectives would '
not think of putting him under the
third degree, for the reason that he
would talk himself into an early de- '
j cline and pass away with tuberculosis
' of the vocal chords before his trial
could be reached.
It is related of Black Prince Alfred
that he once went into an all-night
quick-lunch emporium and, while
waiting to be served, discovered a
I "card of dope"?where some woman
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oi me unuerwonu u&u icit it i
The Black Prince thought this lucky :
find was molasses and he devoured it |
with the gusto of his race. In about
j five minutes he was talking to himself
volubly about his determination of
going out and breaking all the crapshooting
joints in Hell's Kitchen.
He was a votary of the feeble-lamp
The Black Prince was called the
African Prince by admirers of his own
race, when he first began a career of
crime in. New York, and he essayed to
be the best dressed "coon" in Hell's
Kitchen. His right name is Alfred
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wOOQS, nis lavorue aiiaD oames ivagodale,
also Alfred Lexdalem, alias Alfred
He would permit his own kind to
call him a "coon," or a negro and take
it all good part. But when arrested
by Central Office men, it was his habit
to inform them that he was a "colored
gentleman." The Black Prince
has always boasted of his acquaintances
among the "white folks." And
It is a fact that he was so well received
among the thieves of the Caucasian
rpce and a certain dissolute class of
white women here and abroad that he
actually came to believe that he had
i social status far and above that of
:be ordinary negro that robs a chicken
roost and goes regularly to prayer
Although he generally worked alone
;he Black Prince was always fond of
:he companionship of white "guns," or
-lifVknorkets. He hune: out. with them
it Fox's saloon at 35th street and 7th
ivenue, New York, which was torn
lown about five years ago. He .was a
*ood story-teller when it came to rearing
incidents of travel, and his experiences
with the police in foreign
jities. Central office men would drop
nto Fox's place just to see if the
31ack Prince would uncork something
:hat would give them a clew to some
)ther international crook.
His Ebony Highness was regarded
is a great wit, adventurer, gambler,
ligh roller, pal and "gun" without asiistance.
It is said that the eminent nabob of
lis thievish crew is now about 48
rears old. But he did not look to be
learly so old when picked up and
urned out the other day. His term,
>n Blackwell's Island was for atempted
larcency in the vicinity of j
14th street and 8th avenue. Iauaed- j
ately on being released he went to (
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ioston, wnere ne ien again ior an
ittempted pocket-picking. He served
mother sentence of about a year and
ben went abroad, ^
The Black Prince has been known
n New York altogether for a period
if about fifteen years, but he is equaly
abhorred in most American cities,
lis most cautious and successful
vork has been to hustle around in a
totel porter's suit, frequenting rail- j
oad stations and steamship landings,
iding in street cars early in the
norning and late in the afternoon,
vben persons are going to work or
joing ht^me. ;
The costume was' for a long time
lis best disguise against police 6us
)icion. The pickopckets or tne wnite |
ace invariably try to assume a neat
Ljd business-like address. Who
,vould imagine that good-natured
legro in a porter's jumper could alone
;urn a trick that generally requires at
east three expert professional
But the Black Prince needed no
'stall," or pusher. He was and
still is an adept. A "stall" is useful
'or his nerve and ability as a scrap
per. When the "gun," or principal
in the pocket-picking job makes a
mistake through nervousness or anxety
and is discovered almost in the
ict, it is the duty of the "stall" to in:erfere
until the "gun," or "wire," as
ae is also called can make good his
The "stall" begins to cover the retreat
by blocking the pursuit of the
passenger who has set up a howl.
"Here, look where you're going!"
roars the "stall." "Whose foot do you
:hink you're stepping on?"
By the time the reason of the commotion
is explained the principal has
iropped off the car. Then the "stall"
:>r "stalls" apologize to the passenger
and one by one they ring the bell and
ilight in good order.
But the Black Prince never cared
to employ "assistance." In the first
place his long, tapering fingers and
deftness of touch have enabled him to
?et away with many a "poke" (pocketpicking)
or "rock" (diamond used as
a shirt stud) with the greatest ease
and unconcern. And then, of course
he'has found it more profitable to
work alone, for in that case he does
Dot have to cut up the proceeds among
The Black Prince has been regard- j
ed by police authorities all over the!
United States as the ablest singlehanded
"gun" this country has ever
On rare occasions the sociability of
the Black Prince led him to "fill in,"
hustle, with one or several of the
white comrades in crime. To "fill in"
means, in the parlance of thieves, to
help constitute a "mob," or gang engaged
on a business errand. Some of
the white friends in this rascally element
in New York have been: Paddy
Rags, Eddie Maloney, Lester, Johnnie
TO ALL THE GC
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The Shackamaxon Line is
I Am Selling $35.00 Suits
and at the same time you
guarantee my work and y
f/-k nri-vm mo a frial anrl
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am anxious to get your oi
to buy, come in and look
can prove to you I have t
the right prices.
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Pile five big men
you have a fair lc
a heavy car unlc
weight to carrypower
to carry it.
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75>?o? Ford cars aire;
?one-third of kmerii
passenger touring ca
senger roadster $590$590?delivery
?f. o. b. Detroit, co
Mr. Mower or Mr. W
to demonstrate to yot
V. write, or phone No. <
Roche/Jack Regan, Sheldon, A1 Blair,
Tom Malone, A1 Anderson, alias Little
Al; Kid Duffy and a few others with
whom he exchanged experiences and
compared notes, or lent a hand at odd
times when they appealed to his professional
The Black Prince has enjoyed the
reputation of never deserting a member
of his "mob" when such member
would fall into the grip of the police.
He has always sent for a lawyer to
look after the defence, and has sup*>;o
nnfnrhinatft associates with
pucu UIO UUIWi _
every possible help in an endeavor tp'
beat the "rap," which is a crook'?
term for an official complaint. In case
of conviction and sentence he has always
remitted^ "necessity money" at
regular intervals during the term of
At one time the Black Prince Alfred
was reputed to be worth $50,000, and
he was regarded as such an animated
"sport" that the proprietors of rival
gambling ^houses in the Tenderloin
?* M.T.iooao for him in order to ob
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tain his play. This always arouses
him to the keenest pitch of vanity,
and he would cheerfully lose as much
as $1,000 in a night.
?The detectives bureau here did not
pretend to have any case against the
prince of darkness dude, but took him
down stairs as a sort of habitual formality.
He went along without a
murmur. The same thing happened
to him twenty nights in a single
month. Before the passage of the
vagrancy law it was the custom of the
Central Office to order crooks to headquarters
on the slightest pretext,
whenever found in a crowd. As\a rule,
the defendants were discharged next
morning for lack of sufficient evidence
to hold them. In times past this was
brought about by what was known
+>> Q fhiof
as tne tnree-niiK. ss^Btciu,
the politician and the copper.
But- in recent years the vagrancy
act provides for a maximum sentence
of 100 days in the work house in such
cases. Section 898-A, of the penal
code of New York State, provides a
maximum penalty of one year in prison
and $500 fine upon the conviction
of any pickpocket or other criminal
found loitering in railroad stations,
frrry terminals, on steamboat land[
ings, in street cars, on omnibuses, etc.,
and acting in a disorderly manner,
| which means pushing or jostling.
The Black Prince talked unreservedly
to newspaper men on the occaj
Woolens in the country.
i the finest on the market.
i At The Very Low Price
give me your order, I
ou a good fit. I ask'you
) not pass me by, for I . *
rder. If you do not care !
over my samples, and I j
;he finest selections and
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into a Ford and *
>ad. But many ,*
>aded has more ;
?and no more j
The low priced i '
Ford is mini1
ady sold this season *
ca's product. Five
r $690?three ?as- I
?torpedo runabout j
700 ?town car $900 h ||
mplete Jvith all eq- j : |
r i n *11 1 : _.1 . J* $ .
aiarop win dc giaa ,
1 at any time. Call, !!
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The Pleasure of
Is denied many people on
account of imperfect vision.
You mav seem to suffer no
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inconvenience by day, but
find it painful and difficult to
read or do close work by
lamplight. If the above is
so with you, you are injuring
your eyes every day that you
put off coming to us for
Dr. G. W. Connor ,
Main Street Newberry, S. C.
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For Mayor. v
Z. F. Wright is nereby announced
as a candidate for Mayor of Newberry,
tr? the citv Democratic pri
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J. J. Langford is hereby announced ?
as a candidate for re-election as Mayor
of Newberry, subject to the city
sion he was last "stood up" at police ?
"The first trick I ever turned," he
said, "was in Austrialia in 1883. On a
race track I touched a bookmaker for
35,000 pounds the day he landed the
Melbourne cup. Then I went into the
business, and my money went that
way. Two years later I told the bookmaker
about it, but he was a good
sport, and he wouldn't 'squeal.' So
you see I never done any time for that ^
big trick. I have been all over the
world since then."
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