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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, July 9, 1915.
After all, the action of the Charleston
grand jury in 'the liquor cases is
not very different from that of the
Newberry grand jury in the Felderi
case. There should have been true
bills in botli instances.?Yorkvill En-quirer.
All of "which is very true. But it
would be a very dangerous thing to
undertake to bring und^r pressure
the deliberations of a jury, either a
grand or a petit jury. The jury system
is truly the bulwark of our liberties
and the safeguard of our property
rights. Now and again there may
be a miscarriage of justice, but we
should remember thai we are all human
and liable to err.
'li:e editor 01 me neraia ana -News
is pleased to know ti'iat Big Creek and
St. Luke's schools have decided to
unite. As coun:y superintendent of
education some three years ago the
first work we did was to start the agitation
for the union of these schools;
A model rural high school may be easily
developed by the union of ti'iese
scnoois. Ai wouia nave Deen Deuer to \
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? locate the joint school away from the
church and to have obtained some ten
to fifteen acres of land, so that the
superintendent's house might be a part
of tfte school property. But that will
.come soon after the union of the
schools. It was our dream to accom*
plish this, and to that end several
meetings were Held, it is gratifying
to know that the realization is coming
so soon. We congratulate the people
on the fact that the two scfoools are
coming together and also those who
helped to bring it about.
A SEBIOUS MISTAKE.
That conference, which we hoped
would not be, has been had by Governor
Manning witfa the jury commissioners
of Charleston county. The j
morning dispatches report that yes- j
terday these commissioners met uhe
governor at his office in the capitol
and had "a thorough discussion of the
matter. Certain suggestions relating
to the metftod of drawing the names
out of the jury box for venires were
adopted by the jury commissioners.
What these suggestions were Governor
Manning would not discuss."
The method of drawing jurors is
firlly defined in the statutes of this '
.State. The drawing is required "after
>en days' notice to the public of the
place, day and hour of drawing." It
must be done "openly and publicly/
Any person interested or desirous of
seeing tl:at ihe commissioners discharge
their duty can attend and see
the drawing. If there is irregularity,
fraud or evil-doing of any character
in connection with this drawing, proof
should be readily had. The co nmis
sioners are required to choos< men
"of good moral character." If they
do not do so, the public, who are advised
toy publication of the names of
the jurors and who know these men,
can judge of the integrity of the commissioners.
The governor can readly
secure information as to the faith"trifn
1o tibeir duty. There is no occasion
for secret meeting, and no justification
far "suggestions.1' ' ^
The 'aw of the State makes "the suggestions"
to the commissioners. If
the commissioners are not carrying
,out the requirements of the statute the
governor has the power of removal.
He has no right to add to those requirements
nor sfnould he seek in any
v*<ty lu uiuuem;e tut; wnumaaivuci s in
the discharge of their duties, except
by- public admoniiion.
The conditions in Charleston have
been, and doubtless continue, unfortunate.
Evil-doing is to be deplored
In that" community as elsewhere. The
governor does well to seek to enforce
'he laws. He must do so, however,
.n those methods stated by law. He
*nust conform as much to the provisions
of the statutes as he expects and
*tixac nfhprc tn 'Rv thp<5A statutes
"be has no authority to direct jury
commissioners in the discharge of
Sfcoul-d convictions now occur in
Charleston, it will be hard to prevent
the general suspicion that these are
the results of "suggestions" made by
"he governor to the commissioners.
a tfpw "nr/vilil fp-n/1 +/-\
:;ii the mind of the average citizen the
majesty and impartiality of the law.
It were ;better tfcat every blind tiger
"n Charleston should go unpunished
i'lin that there should be a^ impres....
gestions" to officers, varying in any ;
degree from the law as it is written. |
The governor owes it to himself and \
to t:":.e people of this State 'to publicly
state the purpose of his conference
and the Tesults thereof.?Greenville
Right you are, and whenever you he
gin in the least to "monkey' with our
jury system either by "suggestion"}
from those higher up, or in any other
way, you are striking a severe blow
at ti:e foundation of our liberties and
polluting the stream at its very fountain.
We do not say it is being done,
but we agree with the Piedmont that
the governor should no: make "suggestions"
to the officers in regard to
the jury, and not be willing to let the
public know what is going on. We
have no interest whatever in the Charleston
matter except that we would
like -to know that the law was being
enforced in Charleston as everywhere!
else, but better let some of these fellows
go unpunished than to get the
impression that some sort of "sag
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gesuons i:aa Deen iuaue iu me iu-ucers
whereby the jury changed its policy
or its finding.
We know that 'the prohibition sentiment,
or that sentiment which is
against the use of alcoholic drinks, is
growing very fast, and we believe that
those wi-o desire prohibition are making
a mistake to try to force it. We
believe that real and genuine prohibition
would come sooner if we would
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JUOl VU up VAAUC WVJUV***4V?V
which condemns the use of wines and
liquors, instead of trying to pass more
thou-shalt-not laws. The anti-liquor
sentiment is growing all over the country
and what we need is to encourl
age that sentiment, because until youj
get rid of tfce appetite and desire for j
liquor it is going to be difficult to en- j
foroe anv law aeainst the sale. And;
when you get prohibition in this way,
by building up a public sentiment in
its favor, you have something worth
while. But when men preach prohibition
and drink themselves, and countenance
the use of it in tfceir own
children, there is not much use to pass I
laws forbidding the sale. And the'-e
is not much good in resorting to dr. stic
measures to enforce the law. But
in this matter the sale, or not sale, of
liquor is a mere incident compared
with the "suspicion" even that tit ere
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are any suggestions iu ue lua-ut; lu
ihe officers in regard to the juries
even of Charleston.
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At this time, when we snould be
thinking of celebrating the Declaration
of Independence and have our
minds turned to patriotic thoughts, it
might not be inopportune to quote
that national and patriotic poem writ
ten by Francis Scott Key, .September
13, 1S14, whet he was detained against
his will on a British man-of-war when
the aitack was made on Fort McHenry.
The Star Spangled Banner m ade Key
famous and should be read ones at
least every .year, and it would be a
fine drill to have all school cfnildren
commit it to memory. Key was a lawyer
apd was born in Frederick county,
.-.Maryland, August 1, 1779, and died at
Baltimore Jan nary 11, 1843. Jt.jr.es
Lick left $60.?0 for a monumert to
him to be erected at Golden Gate Park,
San Francisco, Cal. But I started out
only to quote the poem, and here it is:
JL 1IC KJ |?U IVU
0 say, can you see, by the damn's
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's
Whose broad stripes and bright stars,
(through the perilous fight,
O'er ithe ramparts we watched were
so gallantly streaming!
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs
bursting in air,
Gave proof through the nigfit that our
flag was still there;
0 say, does that star-spangled banner
O'er the land of the free and tie Lome
of the brave?
On that shore dimly seen through the
mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread
What is that which the breeze, o'er i
tibe towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's
In hill glory reflected bow shines on
. . - - i
'lis :fce star-spangled banner; 0 long1
ma# it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home '
of the brave!
K n nV' tin o t "Ho-n/3 n* V? /-v c* r\ o lint. '
AliU 15- txio-L uaiiU Uliv OU j
ingly swore !
That the havoc of war and the hat-!
A home and a country should leave us
Their blood has washed out their foul
Xo refuge could save the hireling and
From thev.error of fligit, or the gloom
of the grave;
And the star-spangled banner in triumph
O'er the land of the free and the home
of the brave.
0 thus be it ever, when freemen shall
Between tiieir loved homes and war's
Blest with victory and peace, may the
Praise the power that hath made and
and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we mast, when! our
cause it is just,
And this be our motto, "In God is our >
And the star-spangled banner in triump
O'er the land of the free and the home
of the brave.
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One hundred and thirty-nine years
ago last Sunday our forbears in convention
assembled and representing
the colonies, pledged "our lives, our
fortunes, and our sacred honor" to
uphold the independence, and liberty
of the colonies. It is well occasionally
for the citizens of today to turn hack
the pages of history and read again
theiieroic struggles which were made
to insure our liberties, else w? forget
and by forgetting lose that liberty
which was vouchsafed us. It would!
be well to have that great document;
J Allr onliAAlo
i- CdU v\ v^aciuauiaj ixa uui i
explained to the children. The long
enjoyment of the blessing of liberty
or any great -blessing, makes us unmindful
of what we really enjoy. TV:e
second paragraph, which is the vital
one, read: "We hold these truths selfevident;,
that all men are created equai,
that they are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable gifts, teat
among these are Life, Liberty and the
Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure
these rights, governments ate insututed
among men, deriving their just
powers from the consent of the governed.''
The equality of man which
this remarkable document meant to
imply ho doubt was ti e equality of opportunity
that every child and every
man should have. That is the p6int
that I desire to impress in quoting
this paragraph. Every child should
have an opportunity to make of itself
the very best man or woman tf:at it is
possible to make. That every man and
TT-ATYtor* n o ! a On n O 1 nn_
crv y. uuLian siiuuiu iici au vj^'portunity
to do the very best that is in
them. And what is the ultimate object?
"Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit
of Happiness." It was never intended
that ?this life should be one of sorrow
and misery, but it should be the pursuit
of Happiness. And then listen
what an obligation those forbears of
our took when ithey finally adopted
this instrument: "And for the support
of this Declaration, with a firm re?
A Tl? TTin A
l-UIJLUJt? UpUIL Lilt? piUlCUUVU \JL 1/lTlU^
Providence, we mutually pledge to
each other our lives, our fortunes, and
our sacred fconor." What stronger
pledge could man make. Go 'back and
read this document on this anniversary
139 years from the date of its adoption.
It will revive the patriotic feeling
which may lie dormant within your
J read the following in a recent issuk
of the Anderson Mail: "Recorder
Russell declares that he'll have to Sunt
another job. 'The MeLendon meeting
has knocked out my court business.
We are not holding court any longer,
it seems,' said he today." This man
CVtcLendon has .been in Anderson some
+1TA trrCko r\y rw />Vi4r? or -nloin
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gospel and the straight truth to those
people, and I reckon he has got 'em
afraid to do anything that will bring
them before the recorder. Now, if he
can just make 'em stick he will have
accomplished a great good, and even
if nnlv a few stick his labor will have
been wortfa while. They say his tents
have been crowded at every service
and that people come from miles
around to hear this man, and that
when they come they believe and repent.
Now, I was jusht wondering if
some of our Newberry preachers would
not make an effort to get him to come
down to Newberry and wake ns up.
We need it and need it bad. Did you
attend the last. Friday evening dance?
Piles Cared In 6 to 14 Days
Yoor druggist will refund money if PAZO
OINTMENT fails to cure any c^serof Itciyns:.. ,
is gaining ground ra
no in onnnlm
tiv wuui ig All ouppiji
can produce. Let us
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doubtedly the man jumper. I can not
give an official version until an autopsy
is performed by the jail physician,
The body was then taken to the
morgue in Hempstead, where Dr. Cleghona
was prepared to perform an autopsy
Dr. Cleghorn, after performing an
autopsy on Holt's body at Hempstead,
s.ated that Holt had died of a item- j
orrhage of the brain caused by a depressed
fracture of the skull.
Dr. Clegnorn said he found a large
contused wound, which extended from
the top of the heac* to be'ow t)':e eyes
and that both the top and base of the
skull had been fractured.
Dr. Cleghorn said he found no evidences
of any explosion or bullet
Lied to Police.
Holt, a few hours before his deatib
tonight, had admitted to detectives that
he lied when he said he made.the capital
bomb out of sulphuric acid and
matcii heads. He also said he did not
tell the truth about his movements in
Washington and New York. Holt made
the admissions when confronted by
evidence tending to show lie made th#
capitol bomb in a bungalow which (he
rented near here ten days ago. Lewis
Ott identified Holt as the man who
rented a bungalow in wmcn were
found numerous bottles with. corks
punctured in the center, small 'vials
and pictures of a dozen public buildings
throughout ti':e country, three of
which were marked.
Frank McCahill, a constable, who accompanied
detectives on. their search
! of the bungalow, said the marked
buildings were the New York Public J
library and tl:e capitol buildings at
Albany, N. Y., and Harrisburg, Pa.
Holt refused to say why he lied about
the contents of the bomb and his
movements. He refused also to admit
he was the man who, under the name
of Hendrick, received a shipment of
120 pounds of dynamite at Syosset,, L.
I., although George W. Carnes, station
agent at that place, tonight icenified
him as Hendrick.
Bombs En Route.
Throughout the day/New York detectives
were working on a clue which
led them to believe Holt was the man
! wi o received the dynamite and who
rented the bungalow and there made
a .number of bombs. They were trying
to trace a trunk full of bombs
I which they had reason to 'believe Hoi):
had shipped from the bungalow to a
New York address. The detectives
learned that Holt left the bungalow last
Friday morning with the intention of
taking the first train toward New York.
He missed it, but got the next one.
They recalled that it was last Friday
that Holt went to Washington and
set off the capitol bomb. JThey learned
that w!:en 'Holt boarded th? train be
had a trunk and a suit case which he
had checked to the Pennsylvania station
in New York. The detectives were
unable to learn if Holt took the trunk,
which, they believed to be full of
bombs, with him to Washinhgton or
had it sent from the station to some
New Yotfk address. It was said Holt's
admission that , he had lied as to the
contents of tl-e bomb came after Captain
of Detectives Tunney had told him
he (Tunney) knew for a positive fact
chat fulminate caps had been used in
the making of the borub. Capt. Timney
declined, however, to tell how he
reached tfcis conclusion.
The condition of Mr. Morgan continued
to imftove. He felt so well
that he talked over the telephone with
some of his business associates In New
New York, July 6.?A trunk containing
134 sticks of dynamite with fusees
attached was found 'bv the police late!
tonigs'it in a house at No. 242 West 38th j
street. The police said it was sent
there by Frank Holt, and that it arrived
three days ago. The dynamite
was packed in sawdust.
Wife Will Learn Today.
Dallas, Texas, July 6.?"Of course
we are all terribly sorry, but there is%
so little I can say. I shall not tell my
daughter, until tomorrow."
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Dr. 0. F. Sensabaugfr, father-in-law of .
Ssit, iHkep^oW i
Wneola, L..I. , T
pidly. and it convinces our ci
ncr our trade the best which la
have your order for your reception's
riber our Ice Cream is
For a F<
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is economical and effective. The
body will read a personal letter,
our Multi graph ^*ork.
X HE LET!
Agents for the C
Peoples Bank Building
Examines Eyes, Fits Glasses
and Artificial Eyes
If your eyes are giving you trouble
don't fail to consult him.
Office over Anderson's Dry Gocds
ANDERSON RE VITAL ENDS.
OYer Four Thousand Conversions Have
News and Courier.
Anderson, Ju-ly 5.?A wonderful service
tonight, attended by 5,000 or more
pefsons, closed the four weeks revival
tent services conducted by Evangelist
Baxter F. McLendon, of Bennettsville.
The evangelist came to Anderson under
the auspices of the Methodist conference,
but the congregations have
been composed of people of all the
churches. Several of the meetings
have been attended by 8,000 and more
people, and the whole county has been
stirred as never before.
More than 4,000 conversions have
been made and the membership of aH
churches has been largely increased.
The people paid the $700 for incidental
expenses and made a free will offering
to Mr. McLendon amounting to'
Death of Old Colored Woman.
Sarah Hail stock, an old colored wo- j
man, died in Newberry on Monday
night. She was well known and respected
by the white people, as for
over fifty years sfte had been in the i
family or with some member of the
family of the late Col. Jno. R. Leavell.
She was the widow of Dave Hailstock.
who will be remembered as one of
the county commissioners of Newberry
during radical times.
White Cotton Uniforms
Foe City Policemen.
The campaign inaugurated in the
Southern States and carried on extensively
throughout the country for
some time in an attempt to stimulate
a greater use of cotton as material
for clothing has resulted in the adop
tion of wnite cotton unnorms ior members
of the Waco, Texas, police department.
The suits are made after
tfce same pattern as those commonly
worn elsewhere, but have the two-fold
advantage of being cool and easily
cleaned. A picture of the wliite-clad
police force at Waco appears in the
July Popular Mechanics Magazine.
Cures Old Sores, Otter Rsmetfies Won't *ura?
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me worst cases, nomauw ui nuw juus sw?uju*,
are cored by the wonderful, old reliable $r.,
istomers we spare
L^or knd exn<*rif?nrp
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cream one day earlier.
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re is no waste circulation. EveryWrite
for samples and prices of
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Columbia, S. C.
It is not necessary to
disturb your comfort. j
From your own home
you can telephone to us
for anything you want
in the drug store line
and you will get it
| promptly, and what is
more to the point, you J
can be sure that it is of m
high quality and reason
able price. Take advan- ^
tage of this service. It
will save you many discomforting
steps on a
rainy day. ^
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SCHOLARSHIP and ENTBAJTCE ,
The examination for the award erf "
vacant scholarships in "Winthrop col- ?
lege and for tib'e admission of new
students will be held at the county
. A. V v ? . Ttitw O O4 O
court uuuse uii xxjlu?jj uuij *,***, o
a. mu Applicants must not be less
than sixteen years of age. When m
scholarships are vacant after July 2 M
they will be awarded to those making ^
the highest average at tfbis examination,
provided they meet the condi- I
tions governing the award. iApplicants
for scholarships should write to 4
i President Johnson before the examin- '
ation for scholarship examination *
Scholarships are worth $100 and
free tuition. The next session will
open September 15, 1915. For further
information and catalogue, address
Pres. D. B. Johnson, Rock Hill, S. CL
ttarhernA a* Pomaria Fridav. Julv 30l
I will give a first class barbecue
at tie Pomaria park Friday, July 30.
A good dinner and a pleasant day to
all. Base ball and 'other attractions
during: the day.
Wa.i tpr Richardson.
Barbecue at ML Pleasant.
A barbecue will be served at Mt
Pleasant church on July 17 for the ^
beneft of the Methodist parsonage at
Poinaria. Every one is invited to come- j
and get a good dinner and fcelp a good m
XJEfcaJnnan of Committee.