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Puts It Up '
Wm, P, Greene, Editor of the
Wishes to Know Someth
Wm. P. Greene, a prominent lawyer
of Abbeville, who recently became
editor of ITtiie Press and Banner, has
the following very interesting editorial
in his paper:
"We heard quite a good deal of talk
f on this interesting subjest in the late ,
WL 'Sitate campaign for governor. Wte
B'-fceard quite as much about the 'due
0enforcement of law.' The speakers
looked very wise and awfully in earn #'
est, and we ti: ought they meant what
they said. One of tJhe gentlemen in
question is now the governor of the
State, another is t'ne solicitor o: the
Eighth judicial circuit. We now call
t?n these gentlemen to make good.
"Some weeks ago a negro man was
taken in tf;ie open day from his home
in this county 'by a party of white
men, whose names are' in toe possession
of the solicitor of the Eighth
circuit, and severely whipped, and
driven from his 'tome and his family.
A "brother of the man who appeared
on tlie scene and protested against
the injustice was also severely
whipped. Going 'unwhipped of justice,"
and apparently unmolested by
t'-ie officers of the law, sworn to enforce
the laws, and paid to prosecute
crime, these men or some others grow
bolder, and now serve written notice
upon other negroes in the community
to leave the county, within a feW
"These matters naive been duly rej
ported to the 'law and order' governor
of the State and to the 'law en
forcement' solicitor o:." the Eighth circuit.
Will they now see that law and
order are enforced in Abbeville county,
or was all this pretty talk only
"r lasses to catch flies?' We supported
Mr Cooper for governor of the
State, and when he was no longer in
race we supported Gov. Manning,
^ ? 4>VI ATT Tf'H O f" I
irevxtus-e vvt; uencvcu iucy u^uui nuuv
tfrney said. We still hope that they
ciid, but justice demands that tiey
prove it according to promise.
"No negro ought to commit crime,
no criminal negro should go unpunished.
WTe have no excuse for him,
no sympathy for him. But the courts
are maintained by the State at great
expense for the trial and punishment
of offenders. Xo authority is given
to a few white people, or a few negroes,
to make laws, to enforce laws,
or to try offenders. Nobody has passed
on tnem as nt omcers or oiaie ^
CtfCHRAX STILL HOLDS JOB.
Anderson Postmaster Likely to Retain
Office for Some Time.
(Washington, hiarch 4.?Postmaster
John R. Cochran, of Anderson, is likely
to retain his office for some time,
according to present indications. Tn^e
1 A A/\? rrnfloA in/i o pr\n \ A
t SHQrt SeSSIVII Wi U-.CJ.O- vvmv
to an end without definite action
be taken onC ongressman Aiken's \
r recommendation of 'vYiilliam Laugh lin
for this postition. The postoffice department
has received communications
irom some of the patrons of the office
objecting to the appointment of Lau??tlinv
and and AS Sh'sfiuiEJT^OI'NAOI
^ lin, and desires to -be thoroughly satisfied
before reaching a conclusion
The Laughlin recommendation " was
made in I>emember, 1314, wh^n Coca
i au o ^ ui vu.
*>0T GUILTY," SAYS JUBY
IN THE FAUfcFLAY TRIAL
White Men Charged With Killiig
Segro Man Acquitted of Mui> j,. jder
Walhalla, March 4.?The jury in the
case of the State vs. W. T. McClurs.
and others rendered a verdict a:~ not
guilty after deliberating twenty-eignt
minutes. TLe defendants were charged
? with the killing of Green Gibson, colored.
The case began on ffuesday
morning and lasted three days. Solicitor
Smith, assisted by M. C. Long,
conducted the case for the State with
Vvigor and skill, seeing that the interest
of tiiie State was protected at every
point. The defence was represented
by "Messrs. Dagnall and Watkins, of (
Anderson, and Herndon & Earle, of
tie local bar.
ACTS SIGNED BY GOYERSOR.
V Hunters' License and Greenville High,
Columbia, March. 6.?Among tfte acts
signed by Gov. Manning this morning
were the non-resident [hunters' license
and the resident hunters' license meas/
r- ures. Several -counties are exempted
from the operation of the resident
hunters' license act.
The bill creating a (highway commission
for Greenville county was also
signed by the governor.
Abbeville Press and Banner,
a i x m i _
mg siDoui rieages as to
of the Law
to try criminals, and there is no appeal
from their ex parte judgment and
conclusion, made o ttimes without sufficient
information, and ofttimes for
suite and out of revenge. Nor will
the public have any confidence in the
judgment of any set of men who accuse
and then become prosecutor, judge
and executioner. Even a negro sLould
have a chance.
"There will be foose who will not
agree with this.. There wijl be those j
wl-o will think that a sound whipping ]
sometimes does a bad negro sqme
good. This may be so; we do not say i
t?'~at it is not, but we do .say that it;
t'oes the law no good, it does 'law and
order' no good and it does the 'due i
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enforcement ui cue ia.w uu gwuu
Lawlessness breeds lawlessness. Only
Last week in the court of general sessions
we had an example of what follows
t'.'e whipping of negroes.
"A white man appears upon ti e
scene with a deadly concealed weapon,
he violates the law "by publiclv
and unlawfully shooting up the public
highway. A negro makes some re
mark, and O'se wiMte man draAvs his
pistol and tries to kill the negro; he
is prevented, but the negro is beaten
by a brother o: the white man; the
neg~o escapes; later the negro returns
to find t"is f:at which he had
lost and the white men again attack
Km with the avowed purpose o'f giving
him a whipping. In the fight
wfiiieh follows one of the white men
is killed. "Who and what caused the
crime? Has the white man been punished;
has he been prosecuted?
"Will tfre governor of t)':is State, the
solicitor of the Eighth circuit, and the
peace officers of Abbeville county in
the face of the case stated, sit silently
by and allow a repetition of it? Will
they still allow. wl':ite men to violate
fch.e law and whip negroes for one excuse
or another, or for no excuse,
and take no action for the enforcement
o>; the law until some negro,
driven to desperation by such lawless-:
ncs.?, kills another w*:ite man? Willi
tiicy then prosecute t':e negro for his
crime and let the perpetrators of the
otber crimes, C':e instigators of the
whole, go 'unwftipped of justice?'
"Gentlemen, this matter is squarely
up. to you. The time for talk has
Tossed; the time for action f:as arrived.''
I LIQUOR AM) LOCKERS. |
News and Courier.
One of the most important features i
of i:.e so-called "gallon-a-month'' law
which passed the legislature at its recent
session, making the Wf bb law effective
in ,South Carolina, has come in
for very little discussion. We refer
lO toe 5 CLK7I1 Wl^lCU l?> cilmtru i
cially at dubs and wthich, if enforced, |
would break up all the locker clubs in
this State. This section reads as follows:
"Section 5. It shall be unlawful for
any intoxicating liquors or beverages
to be stored or kept in any place of
business or club room or house in this
State whether Cor personal use or otherwise,
and the liquor or beverages
herein, allowed to be imported if
stored, must be stored in the home or
private room of the person or persons
This section is of special interest in
Charleston for the reason tl':at practically
all of the social clubs of this city
are now engaged in the installation of
lockers. If it is going to be illegal to
keep liquors of any kind at a club the
work now under way would seem to
t>e utterly useless.
It is a question, however, whether
the section quoted above would stand
were a test made of it in the courts.
The Kentucky court of appeals passed
upon this point last Friday and held
that a similar law which was enacted
in Kentucky last year was unconstitutional
because an unwarranted infringement
on personal liberty. The
Kentucky law made it illegal "for any
persons to keep, store or possess any
liquor in any room, building or structure
other tfr-an the private residence
of such person, and which is not used
as a place of public resort." The court
of appeals, passing upon this provision,
"The power of the State to regulate
and control the conduct of a private
individual is confined to those cases
where his conduct injuriously affects
others. With his faults or weaknesses
which he keeps to himself and Which
do not operate to the detriment of
others, the State as such has no concern.
T~e police power may be called
into play when it is reasonably necessary
to protect the public health, the
public morals or the public safety.
Y'.o mere fact that the legislature sees
fit to enact a statute ostensibly for t e
purpose of promoting such ends is not
conclusive of the question.
"vM. eoi, therefore, t- e statute pur
i porting to nave oeen enaciea 10 piuj
t<ct public health, or public mcrlas, or
j public sa et'y, has no real or substan-!
j tial relation to tv.ese objects, or is a
| palpable invasion of rights secured by
j the fundamental law, it is the duty of
j the court so to adjudge and thereby
i give effect to the constitution,
j "We have in force a statute prohibi
itins the Dossession of intoxicating
liquors in prohibited territory for tlie
purpose of sale. Under this statute
very slight evidence is sufficient to secure
a conviction. When therefore,
the purpose of the owner is unlawful
the statute is effective. Here it is
j sought to go a step further and- make
| t~e possession for an innocent purpose,
[considered from the standpoint o: police
power, as much an offence as if
the possesion were for an unlawful j
i "If the legislature has the power to!
j prohibit such possession at places j
| other t'Jan one's private residence, it J
| has the like power to prohibit such
i possession even at a private residence, i
There must be some limits beyond j
jvhich tC? .legislature rightfully can
1 not go. We think that limit is reached
when it prohibits such possession for
sale or ot?er unlawful purpose. It
can not go further and prohibit such
possession where the liquor is intended j
for one's own use, and, therefore, for!
a purpose with which tfce police power !
is not concerned."
The Kentucky law would seem in ;
this matter to be on all fours with the!
South Carolina law. The decision of!
the Kentucky court of appeals is in |
line, moreover, with the decision of j
the Tennessee courts, in which it was j
held that the legislature could regu-1
late shipments of liquor into t':e State, j
but could not shut them off entirely.'
The reasoning of the Tennessee courts
as to that, we believe, in line witll
the reasoning of the Kentucky court
of appeals as set forth, above. Of
course the courts in this State would
not be bound in any way by what has
been held by the courts of Kentucky:
but the position taken by the latter is
certainly a strong one and the argu
rcents with which it is buttressed are
most impressive. We do not believe
that thev can be upset.
FOR LEWIS PARKER
Well Known South iCarolinian is >'ow
111 in a Hospital at
| The 'Slate.
i Lewis Wardlaw Parker, sometime
! president of the Parker Cotton Mills
| company, is making a satisfactory recovery
i.rom a major operation performed
at Jo'r.ns Hopkins hospital, at
j'Baltimore, according to telegrams re!
ceived yesterday by friends in Columbia.
Another operation is to be performed
within the next two or three days.
T-I Onr> f t.Viat tVio. mit
| livyco ai C X/UtVl bUAUVU VJULWtV W V.V
come of the second operation will be
equally as good as that of the first,
whio:i was performed by the celebrated
Dr. Finney. It is said that IMr. Parker
Among tfce mills in the Parker merger
are those known as the Hampton j
group, comprising the Olympia, Gran-!
by, Richland and Capital City mills of
Columbia, together wiC':i several other
mills. Mr. Parker has been for many
years one of the commanding figures
in the industrial life of ftbe South, j
/Educated Tor the bar, Mr. Parker entered
'textile manufacturing when he
undertook the management o:' tfr.'e Victor
Manufacturing company of Greer, j
+V.A lonf r\f xvliirli ic nnw 12 times!
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the size it was when he became con- j
nected with it. Mr. Parker was also
one of the organizers of the Monag'tan j
mills, of Greenville. When it became
necessary to reorganize what was,!
known as the Whaley group in Colum- j
bia, the parties in interest made care-,
ful inquiry in order to find a man of
ibigh character and proved ability wf'co
would accept the positions of president
and treasurer of the corporations, j
After careful investigation they select- j
ed !>Ir. Parker. By means of his knowl- j
edge, skill and efficiency Mr. Parker I
solved the difficult and complex prob- J
lem presented to him and in a com- j
paratively short time put tl-e mills on
a paying basis. One of these plants,
the Olympia, contains 100,320 spindles
and is the largest cotton factory in
the United States under one roof.
Mr. Parker was born in Abbeville,
July 11, 1865. He was graduated in
H885 from the University of South
.Carolina and from the same institution
he received in 1887 the degree of
I LL. !B. He enterea upon pracuut:
of tiie law at Greenville in 1888.
W yr-w TIIE DIAMOND BRAND. X
Ladles! Ask yonr Druggist for AA
& 4\ Chl-ches-ter 8 Diamond Brand/VV\
Pills in Red and Oold metallic^wy
boxes, sealed with Blue Ribbon.
' Take no other. Buy of your
if ~ ?T Drneclst- Asl: forCIH-CIIES-TER 8
| (o- '? DIAMOND 15KAM> PILLS, for 85
years known as Best, Safest, A! wivsReliable
j ?r SOJ.O BY 0RW5QISTS EVERYWHERE
STILL HOLDING OUT
BIG RATTLE SHIPS POUNDING AT
FORTS AT CLOSER RANGE.
Rednclion of Smyrna Defence is a
j Necessary Incident to the
London, March 6.?The British battle
ships Queen Elizabeth and Prince
George, and the battle cruiser Inflexible,
with i.:eir eig! t lo-inch and their
J ? 1 ^ o + f o.r?Lr_3 1
U.U4CU J-ii-ILlCU gUUS, /osiciuu; ci i?iv<a
the principal forts on the European
side of the narrows in the Dardanelles.
Two of the forts were damaged and
the magazine of a third was blown sp.
Guarding tl.:e narrowest part of tfce
straits from the (European side, they
are believed to he the strongest fort3
along the entire waterway, altho.i^h
those opposite almost equal them.
One fort, indicated on the admiralty
maps as "L," fcas two 14-incL' guns that
could scarcely reach the Queen Elizabeth,
which fired 29 rounds from her
15-inch weapons by indirect fire, and
had the advantage o: aeroplanes to aid
I er gunners. T<i:e other two forts have
three 11-inch guns and some smaller
Cruisers continue attacks on rhe
fortification along the coast of Asia
Minor, from Besika, near the entrance
to the Dardanelles, to Smyrna, doubtless
to prevent reinforcements being
sent to the straits, where there are
many Turkish troops witJ:i whom the
marines landed to complete destruction
of the forts at the entrance to the
straits have been in contact. It was in
the land fighting that the allies suffered
casualties, according to the JBritis'-:
report, of 19 killed, 25 wounded anj 3
missing. T?-e Turks, however, place
the British casualties at a higher
Tonight's admiralty dispatch disclosed
that tr:e East Indies fleet under
'Vice Admiral Sir Richard 'Peirs-e 2 is
joined tT:-e allied fleet and bombard >3
the fortifications of Smyrna, which
were seriously damaged.
It You Are Successful?
Visit Your Old Home
In the March American Magazine
Elmer E. Ferris writes an inteuesting
fiction story of salesmanship, entitled
"bringing Home the Bacon,"' in t'-'.e
course o. which he makes the following
(When a man has done something
wortlh; while in the world he finds a
I large element of satisfaction in returning
to the scene &f his former activities.
It affords a pleasant contrast between
the past and the present and
offers an excellent opportunity to talk
j about it."
Only One "BROMO QUININE'*
To gretthe crerulne, call for f*:ll name, LAXA?
riVK BROMO QUININE. Loot ior signature of
E. W. GROVE. Cures a Cold in One Day. Stops
=oueh <iud headache, and worKs of* cold. 25c
POTASH is higher tl
Europe and recent
the increased cost,
a small item.
For Potash in mixe
unit potash (present
Sl.UU per unit last seaa
per acre of land, is insi;
i 2% POTAi
| 200 lbs. Fertilizer j
300 lbs. Fertilizer j
400 lbs. Fertilizer ]
500 IBs. Fertilizer i
: 3% POTAS
200 lbs. Fertilizer I
300 lbs. Fertilizer ]
400 lbs. Fertilizer j
500 lbs. Fertilizer j
This is a very smal
ate of Potash is now sel
to $3.00 per unit of Pot
charge of $1.50 per uni
Our price per uni'
reduction of 25c. per ur
at the rate of $3.40 to 3
able Phosphoric Acid is
T-C SALES OFFICE
Durham, N. C.
Charleston, S. C.
Columbia, S. C.
acre is so little n
afford to take si
YOUMi SHITER 3IAX
SHOT 1JY TKILTETT
T>o?!i 7,'c'l Known aii:l Prominently
of tiie Tragedy.
Sumter, March 6.?>"VV. S. Jones, Jr.,
was fatally wounded late last nignt in
Liberty street near the heart of tlhe
town, when he was shot twice by Bogan
C. Trippett, one bullet taking effect
in the leg and one in the abdomen.
Trippett was immediately arrested and
lodged in jail and Jones was taken
to tfce hospital, where f:e died this j
afternoon, the intestines being per-1
forated by the bullet in more than ten !
places. Both are young men and are
well connected and well known in
town. The shooting caused a sensa*
tion and has been mucfm discussed today.
Several different stories are told of
the shooting, but there seem to have
been few eyewitnesses. It is alleged
that here has been ill Reeling between
the two men for some time, and this
came to a climax last nigi':t when TripI
pett called Jones out of a side door
of a pool room and shot ibim. Trippett
at once gave himself up to an officer
and Jones was placed in an automobile
and taken to the hospital. Today Trippett
was released on bond of $1,000
and the guarantee of his return in case
Jones' wounds resulted in his death.
! 4 for
HfST t Ffe
: Mayes ft
The House of
1 acts About
aan last year because of scarcity brc
; decree by Germany entirely prohibit
if proportioned to the amount of fer
xi goods, our charge at this time is at
market price $2.50 to $3.00 per unit)
Dn. A difference of only 50c. per uni
gnificant, as you will see by the follov
3H GOODS?Increase 50c. per Ton i
)er acre Cost of potash 5 c. i
)er acre Cost of potash 7?c. ]
>er acre Cost of potash 10 c. i
)er acre.?. Cost of potash 12Jc. i
EL GOODS?Increase $1.00 per Ton 1
)er acre.--~.?.-.-Cost of potash . 10c. m
>er acre..... Cost oi potasn loc. m
:>er acre. Cost of potash 20c. m
)er acre Cost of potash 25c. m
1 increase in charge for Potash when i
ling at about $125.00 to $150.00 per t
ash) at ports, for cash in large quantiti
t is for goods delivered, time payment
b of Ammonia delivered is $3.25 agaii
dt, although Cotton Seed Meal is noi
?3.50 per unit of Ammonia. Our chf
the same as last year,?60c. per unit.
you want Fertilizers containing Pota*
rite or apply to our nearest Sales Offii
s /virginiaX v
/ CAROLINA \
c f\r.r r^wii;
V V W I CI I1U/LVA o y
<A CHEMICAL /?
you would not risk grov
Why do so this year wh
lore than in previous ye
ich a chance?
TO MOVE INTO MANSION.
The Governor ami Family to Make
News and Courier.
Columbia, March 6.?-Gov. Manning
and family will move into the governor's
mansion on Tuesday. Mrs. Man
ning has been liere for several days
superintending the preparation for t,Informal
taking charge of the mansion.
Gov. and Mrs. Manning and their two
sons, Preston and John Adger, will
constitute the governor's (family which
will reside at the mansion. The people
of Columbia are delighted to welcome
this excellent family and they'will
make a charming addition to the social
life of tie Capital City.
Gov. Manning went to Sumter this
afternoon to look after some business
matters and will return on Monday.
Dress Up if You Start For York.
'Mary S. Watts writing a story entitled,
"Personally Conducted," in the
March American Magazine, says:
"You may think you're very well
dressed at home, but you never know
v.-liat you're going to look like in New
Whenever You Need a General Took.
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic properties of QUININE
and IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives
tat Malaria, Enriches the Blood and
Guilds up the Whole System. *Q cents
>ught about by war in
ing further exports, but
bilizers used per acre, is
the rate of $1.50 per
:?in comparison with
t. This increased cost,
norft than last vear.
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more tha& last year.
nore than last year.
nore than last year.
ore than last year,
ore than last year. ?
ore than last year,
ore than last year.
fou consider that Muri
on (equivalent to $2.50
ies, whereas our present
ist $3.50 last year. A
77 selling approximately
irge per unit for Availih,
-C SALES OFFICES
zing your Crop
ten the cost per
ars? Can you