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THIS SHOULD BE CLEAR.
Since our last issue we have
received a number of letters
from friends in the country, ex
pressing regret that we made the
statement of not desiring to be a
candidate for office, they giving
as their reason that they "fear
it will be misconstrued and look
ed upon as a positive declara
tion" that we will not be a can
didate. There is no reason to
misconstrue our language, for it
is plain. We have no desire be
come a candidate for the Senate
or any other office. not because
we are without ambition. but be
cause our personal interests are
better looked after when we
cive them our personal atten
tion, which we cannot do as well
if we are engaged in the business
of office-seeking. We realize
.there is a large constituency in
this county that has manifested
confidence in us, and from their
past loyalty they have a right
to require our service: to refuse
them would be ungrateful, but if
we can persuade these friends
that it is not our desire to re
enter the political arena for the
purpose of personal elevation,
then, perhaps they will not
charge us with disloyalty to
them if we remain a private citi
zen. On the other hand, rather
than turn our back upon men
who stood by us through ad
verse circumstances, we would
sacrifice our personal desires,
and stand by our friends at any
We can say further, that if
our friends will release their
claim upon us, we will give our
support to any man of integrity
and ability who would be satis
factory to them-one who is
sought by the people, and not
one who is a professional office
seeker- It is high time for the
people to seek men for the pub
The press dispatches are again
bringing the Russian and Japan
ese fleets within fighting range,
but the dogs of war are being
held back just the same.
The man in the Legislature
of South Carolina who can devise
a scheme to have the roads and
bridges put, and kept, in good
condition without subjecting
farm labor to be disturbed at
a season of 'the year when farm
ers are busy, will have the last
ing friendship of a large pro
portion of the people. A great
many regard the present system
of warning out hands for road
work at this season of _.the year
a blackmailing scherne to force
landowners to pay the commuta
tion tax. It does strike us that
some plan can be adopted which
will be more satisfactory than
the present system.
The business men of the city
of Charleston, as an apprecia
tion for services rendered their
city, presented Major J. C.
Hemphill, editor of the News
and Courier, with a check for
one thusand dollars, and secured
for him a leave of absence to
take a trip to Europe. Major
Hemphill has -workedi hard for
Charleston, and has accomplish
ed much towards its material
development, and it is pleasant
to see that his efforts have met
with approval from those most
concerned. The labors of a news
paper editor are not always ap
preciated: it frequently happens
-that an-editor in striving to build
up his community is misunder
stood,his motives are questioned,
and to sustain himself he has to
contend with fierce opposition.
It was under such circumstances
that Major Hamphill was at his
best, and that the business men
of Charleston appreciates such
a man speaks high prazes for
The trial at Orangeburg of
men charged with lynching a
negro, resulted in an acquittal.
The defence proved an alibi by
the wives of some of some of the
defendants, and now the case
has been tr-ansferred from the
courts to the newspapers, most
of which are disposed to regard
the trial as a farce. In our opin
ion, this is wrong. The jury
rendered its verdict and whether
right -er wrong, the parties
charged are free, and to now
continue di'scussing the result,
can only bring harm. Let us
hope that the active efforts on
the part of the Governor to
bring to trial those engaged in
the horrible killing of Bookhart
will have the effect of making
men think more seriously of law
and order. The men put upon
trial, whgthier guilty or not,
were put to much trouble and
expense, and this should make
men pause before taking the
law into their own hands. The
people of South Carolina do not
approve of lynching and if the
ju-ies can have the evidence put
efre- them they wil l convict
The indications are that the
politicians are using the present
off year to work up political Ima
terial for next summer's primary,
and we look for two live parties
contending for political prizes.
The leaders of the Prohibition
party will launch forth a mani
festo, and the Dispensary lead
ers are building fences to save
themselves from annihiliation.
The whole thing is a game of
politics, pure and simple: the
. ins" tighting to keep in, and
the "outs" tighting to get in.
Among the latest to join the
Prohibition ranks is that wily
politician, Hon. W. J. Talbert,
of Edgetield, who went to Con
gress as a Reformer and Alli
anceman, and was defeated in
the race for Governor by the
present Governor Heyward. Col.
Talbert has come out fiat-footed
for Prohibition, and in our opin
ion is seeking to become that
party's candidate for governor
next summer. Should the Pro
hibitionists place their standard
in Talbert's hands, they will
have for their spokesman one of
the shrewdest political wire-pal
lers in the State.
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh that Contain
as mercury will surely destroy the sense of smell
and completely derange the whole system when
entering it through the mucous surfaces. Such
rticles should never be used except on prescrip
tions from reputable physicians. as the damage
they will do is ten fold to the good you can pos
ibly derive from them. Halrs Catarrh Cure.
manufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co.. Toledo. 0..
contains no mercury. and is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mucous sur
faces of the system. In buying Hall's Catarrh
Cure be sure you get the genuine. It is taken
internally. and made in Toledo. Ohio. by F. J.
Cheney & Co. Testimonials free.'
Sold by Druggists, price 75c. per bottle.
Hallrs Family Pills are the best.
OUR NEW YORK LETTER.
BY H. W. FINLAYSON.
A sigh of relief is being drawn
now that the Nan Patterson case
is ended, but the papers will
pick up one of the many cases
laily occurring and soon have
it as sensational as the late one.
The press seems to unite on
some one case for a head-liner.
There is always on the court
alendars here dozens as sensa
ional as the Patterson case.
Poor Nan Patterson guilty or
innocent, deserves the sympathy
of humanity for she has been
dragged through a terrible or
deal, one that few frail females
have ever experienced. The im
pression has been that she killed
Ceasar Young, but that the State
failed to prove it; the popular.
prevailing belief now is that she
is innocent. The truth is in a
spirit of bravado or bluff she
pretended to take her own life
and in a struggle to get the
weapon he was shot. Had Nan
not been frightened and told the
story as it was, she would have
been freed long ago. What a
lesson in this great case. Right
living, right doing, right eschew
ng of evil, avoidance of tempta
ion, by all, particular weak
women, should be preached,
practiced, inculcated. The vice,
sin, in a great city is beyond
omprehension, only those who
ave studied it can begin to
grasp the pitfalls and dangers to
ld and young.
August Belmont's new $2,000.
00 Race Track has been com
pleted and opened. What a pity
en with millions do not put it
to better use. Brishbane of the
American is the only Journalist,
fearless, outspoken, who hits
tese things going and coming.
Other writers seem to fear the
money power and touch 'theta
tenderly. The American editor,
be he great or small, handles
them without gloves when they
are up against religion or morals
New York's police parade Sat
urday was an imposing spectacle,
8000 finest specimens of human
build in line, band after band of
music, th6 finest prancing steeds
for those mounted. The number
sounds big, but compared to
population it is small. Yet how
much safety to persons and prop
erty, and property is dependent
on these guardians of thd peace.
W. R. Hearst and J. G. Phelps
Stokes have gone to Europe for
a three months stay to study
"Municipal Ownership" of Pub
lic Utilities as in practice there.
These representative men were
designated for this duty by the,
head Municipal League of the
city, and the facts they gather
will no doubt have much to do
in infiuencing New York to
adopt the modern method of
managing'its own, for the bene
fit of all the citizens.
N-ew York is still having cool
weather. not a warm day yet,
much to the disappointment of
the resorts, all of which are open
and waiting for sultry days to
drive the multitute their way.
The Equitable fight is still on.
Everyday some new feature of
the complicated affair shows
itself. The disclosures are hay
ing a tendency to weaken confi
dence in all Companies: not that
dishonesty exists but the extra
vagrant management and expen
ditures made public for the first
time have set the thousands of
policy holders in the Equitable
as well as other companies to
thinking. All these millions
come from the pockets of the
policy holders. Judicious, lhon
orable management means more
safety and less cost for protec
tion to the insured. The end of
the Equitable squable appears
further off than at the beginning.'
There is a Difference.
The dilference between Kennedy's
Laxative Honey and Tar and all other
cough syrups is that it moves the bow
els, thus expelling a cold from the sys
tem. This relaxes the nerve tissues
and by its healing effect on the throat
and lungs the cough is relieved -cured
entirely. Kenned~y's is the original
Laxative Honey and Tat- and contains
no opiates. Good alike for young or old.
Tastes good. Sold by The R. B. Loryea
STABBED TO DEATH.
Captain Daved E. Wells Murdered by Col
clorgh Stukes-A Shocking and Brutal
Murder in Privateer Township-Six Miles
North of Paxville.
Captain D. K. Wells, one of the largest
land owners and most suecessiul farm
ers in Privateer township. was brutally
killed today between 12 and I o'clock
by Colelougi Stukes, a negro lal.)orer
who had been in Mr. Wells' emploJy for
The story of the murder that has
reached the city is meagre and want
ing in detail. No fuller particulars was
obtained by telephone from Tindals,
the nearest telephone station to the
scene of tragedy.
The facts. as ascertained are. that
Stukes attacked Captain Wells with a
knife. stabbing him first in the back
of the neck, Captain Wells fell to the
ground and Stukes put his knee on him
and cut and slashed him until life was
extinct. Several negroes saw the be
ginning of the trouble, but when Capt.
Wells fell to the ground and Stukes
jumped on him they became thoroughly
panic-stricken and fled. leaving Stukes
to work his will on his helpless victim
without let or hindrance.
No one knows how many times Stukes
stabbed Captain Wells, how long he re
mained by the body, or where he went
after the killing. When the news was
spread throughout the neighborhood
some of Captain Wells' neighbors went
to the scene and found him dead on the
grass, and Stukes gone.
Colclough Stukes, the murderer, is a
negro of a rather bad reputation and
was recently under indictment for dis
posing of property und'er lien. Capt.
Wells went on his bond and took him in
his employ. Stukes and his wife lived
in a part of Capt. Wells' house and the
woman kept house and cooked for
Capt. Wells who had no family and
lived alone. * * * *
Coroner Flowers empannelled a jury
and held the inquest on the scene of
the crime. Mr. W. M. Broadway was
foreman of the jury.
After taking the testimony of the
five witnesses of the killing and hear
ing the statement of Dr. C. P. Osteen,
who made the post mortem examina
tion the jury rendered the following
"David E. Wells came to his death
by knife wounds at the hands of Col
The tragedy occurred in the passage
way of Captain Wells' house, which is
what is known as a double pen log
house. There is a piazza in front and
the passage divides the house into two
parts. Captain fWells occupied one
side and Stukes and his wife the other.
Captain Wells was found lying face
downward in the passage just where he
The full story of the killing is told in
the testimony taken at the inquest.
which is reproduced in full herewith,
along with a statement made by Stukes.
Fraser Gibbs: "I was standing just
beside him and there was a kind of
tangle talk between them. Mr. Wells
said Colclough had ~no business going
on with his wife in the house. Col
lough told him she was his wife and
he was going to rule her and he did not
think MrWells had anything to do with
her. Colclough went off last night and
be came back this morning just before
daylight and Mr. Wells did not like it.
Today before 12 o'clock Colclough
Stukes sent for his wife and got at her
for something and told her that he
wanted her to come over to Mr. Wells'
bouse at 12 o'clock and he told the boys
lie was going to show us he was a nat
ural man. Mr. Wells told Colclough
that if he did not stop quarreling with
his wife he would get off his bond. Mr.
Wells told Boot Washington to go for
Magistrate Ingram and tell him to come
ver for Stukes, and ju'st as Mr. Wells
turned his back Colclough hit him in
the back with his knife. The time he
it him the first lick-Mr. Wells turned
and hollered one time and fell. After
le fell Colclough stood over him and
kept stabbing: After he stopped cut
ting him Stukes walked down the pas
sage out on the piazza and called for
his wife. I saw Colclough when he cut
Mr. Wells the first time."
Robert Dallis; "I heard Mr. Wells
say: 'Colclough if you don't do better
I -am going to come otf your,bond. Then
I heard him call Boot (Nathan) Wash
ington and tell him to catch a mule and
go over to the Ingrains and tell him to
come and bring a pair of shackles with
him. He said Colclough is doing no
better; instead of doing better he is
getting worse and I am going to put
him on the chaingang. I did not hear
anything more. When I saw them
again Mr. Wells was lying on the floor
and Stukes kneeling over him cutting
him. I was in they ard,did not hear Mr.
Wells holler-was about 30 yards from
the house. I heard Stukes say in the
fiekd today that he was going to show
us something today.
Moses Weeks: "I was in the field
and Colclough called me and said:
'Come to me quick.' He said, 'It is no
use to do -any more work because old
man Dave is dead. I killed him.' He
said that he had taken one man's wife
and he had attempted to take his."
Nathan Washington: "When I got
to the lot this morning Colclough asked
me if I had gained any rounds on him
esterday-Fraser told Mr. Wells that
e and Fraser had gained some rounds
on him while he was standing in the
shade, and I told him that I did not
remember gaining any rounds on him
at all. He then said that Ndr. Wells
said I had gained two or three 'rounds
on him the other evening .plowing in
the cotton field. Mr. Wells said it is'
not the rounds they are gaining on you,
but it is the way you are going on and
staing off at night. You promised me
that you would stop fooling with that
girl over the branch if I would go on
your bond. Stukes and his wife were
quarreling at 12 o'clock. I heard Mr.
Wells tell Stukes that he had promised
him that if he went on his bond he
would leave off with women and stay
at home with his wife. I did not see
Colclough cut him with the knife. I
was lying on a bench on the piazza and
did not hear anything until he was
Dr. C. P. Osteen: "Upon examination
of the dead body'of D. E. Wells I find
twenty' knife cuts, any one of eight of
them being of sutlicient gravity to cause
death. The wounds are situated chiefly
upon the posterior surfacelof the body
ranging from the top of the head to the
small of the back. One upon the left
side of the neck and extending forward
under the skin in front of the spinal
column, almost severed the head, cut
ting the carotid artery, jugular vein
and other important structures. This
wound caused almost instant death.
Six of the wounds on the back. near
the spinal column--Just to the right
penetrated the pleural cavity and
lungs. Three of these cuts divided the
ribs near their attachment to the spinal
column. One or two cuts are situated
on the right side of the face and two
on the left hand. All of tihe cuts are of
the most brutal character in appear
ance. each being several inches deep,
apparently the full length of the blade
of a large pocket knife and some of
them four to eight inches on the sur
A reporter of the Daily Item called at
the jail this morning and Stukes made
the following statement to him:
QOn the day previous to the tragedy
I sent one of my children over to its
grandmother's and Mr. Wells came to
me and told me not to send myv chil
dren anywhere without first consulting
either my wife or himself before doing
so. I told him as the child was mine I
thought I had a right to let it visit its
grandmother at any time I felt dis
posed. 31r. Wells then said that if I
ever sent one of my children ofT again
without consulting him he would put
ine on the chaingang, as he had me un
with me. I said nothing more and went
away perfectly friendly.
*Nigiht before last I went to my
mother's for a visit. and when I return
ed home I immediately went to bed as
I had to get up early. As was my cus
tom I got up at 4:3(0 and went out and
ran the farm bell and then went to
Mr. Well's room to get the keys to feed
the stock. Mr. Wells said to me that
Fraser Gibbs had told him that I had
lost a lot of time the day before in the
field. I was the foreman of the plow
rangr. I told him that there was some
mistake. I had lost no time. Mr. Wells
then said that Nathan had done more
plowing than I had. I said no sir, cap
tain, I can prove by Mr. Wilson John
son that 1 kept ahead of the plow hands
all day. He then said if the other
hands~ would tell him that I had lost no
time it would be all right. The other
hands told him that I had been making
full time, and everything seemed to be
satisfactory with Mr. Wells.
"I then went to work and plowed all
the mor'ning and during the early part
of the morning my wife came to the
field and told me that Mr. Wells had
approached her, and had asked her if
he sent me to the chaingang would she
remain with him and she told him no.
Mr. Wells then toid my wife that she
could not help herself, as he had her
bound by contract and she would have
to stay. and have to do as he said. I
told niy wife to get my- mother and two
of her family and have them present
when I saw Mr. Wells about the mat
"When I went to the house at 12
o'clock Mr. Wells asked me if I was
going to send tor my mother, and I told
him I was, as I wished to have her
here. as I wanted to talk with him. Mr.
Wells then told one of the boys to
hitch a mule to the buggy and go for
my mother, but before the boy left I
said to Mr. Wells that I thought I had
a right to dictate to my wife as to what
I thought best, but from what I had
been told by others it seemed that he
(Mr. Wells) thought different. He then
said to the boy in the buggy not to go
for my mother, and then called to
Nathan Washington and told him to go
for Mr. Ingram and tell him to come
over and bring a pair of handcuffs, as
he intended to have me put on the
chain gang, and would do ashe pleased
with my wife and children.
"We were then sitting in the hall of
the house, Mr. Wells in a chair and I
was sitting on the water shelf.
. I then told Mr. Wells that before
he out me on the chaingang about my
wife and children I had rather he would
take them, as he seemed to think I had
no control of them, anyway. I also told
him that I had lived up to my contract
with him, but it seemed that he wanted
to get rid of me for some cause.
"He was sitting directly in front of
me smoking a pipe. He jumped from
his chair, throwing his pipe and tobac
co on the safe, and started toward me
and struck at me twice. I was sitting
on a high place and knew if he knocked
me off the fall would kill me. My wife
and Fraser Gibbs were standing there
at this time, and as I started to aet
down Fraser Gibbs left, my wife - e
mained after I cut Mr. Wells and he
fell to the ground at which time she
left. Mr. Wells cursed me after I had
cut him the first time and also reached
for a chair, and if he had not done that
I would not have cut any more. I al
ways liked Mr. Wells and regret very
much this unfortunate affair.
"I do not remember having cut Mr.
Wells but three times. I have heard
that he was cut about tw.enty times,
and also it was said I got straddle of
him and cut him, but if I did I do,not
remember. I do not remember any
thinfg after I cut him the third time.
"I went to the piazza and called to
the boys to come back that I had cut
Mr. Wells but did not know how- se
rious, and that I was going to Sumter
to give myself up'to the authorities.
"I then went to my mother's and my
brother hitched a mule to the buggy
and we started for Sumter. About the
time we reached Mr. Tindal's place on
our way to the city, Mr. Pritchard
hailed me and told me that the officers
were at Mr. Wells' house. I told Mr.
Pritchard that I had started to town to
give myself up, but would go back and
surrender to the officers, which I did.
"I regret the affair very much. I had
known Mr. Wells all of my life and had
always thought a great deal of him."
Sumter Item, Friday 12th.
No Gloss Carriage Paint Made
will wear as Devoe's. No others are
as hear~y bodied, because Devo's weigh
3 to 8 ounces more to the pint. Sold by
the Mlanning Hardware Co.
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so without risk or loss of money. These
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ig fully convinced of the merits of
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Ni Each and every day will bring forth to you a N
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First-That they are attractive.
Second--That they are well made.
Third--That the materials are worthy. -
Fourth-That they are lower priced, than
such goods-were priced before.
prices from 5 cents to 50 cents. Ah a in pe alL e.
UMRELAS AND PARASOLS.2
SHere we are. We have been too busy for the last two
The present condition of the weather re- or three weeks to say anything to the public through the
minds us of the need of shade protection. E. newspapers, but our _
In no line is our. underselling price system
exeplfd to te advantae rthan inthats* CLOTHING, SHOES, H ATS
scale and are so far in excess ofcordadry _AND GENT'S FURNISHINGS ~
dealers that we effect a large saving which is
always divided with our many customers. are all through the country speaking for themselves, and
Prices from 50 cents to 82. THEY THEY TELL THE TRUTH and bring us custom- 3
Sers, men and boys, who wear our Clothing are daily corn
Sing in to be fitted up again, and the lady who wears Drew
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Matting and Sh des..We are selling the best and most stylish Clothinm
We still have in stock a supply of China and for less money than the same quality can be bo'ught any
Jap. Mattings, new designs, ranging in-price where else.
Alom 15 larg csupply of Window Shades in Money talks, and the people who trade with us even
the following colors: Nile Green, Light Olive, make every penny count. If you want to save some
Dark Green and Dark Olive. See us when Christmas change and get value received1, come to see us
you are in the market for such goods. when you need a Suit of Clothes. a Pair of Pants, an
amm~annaww~anwanaOvercoat, a Hat, ,a Pair of Shoes or anything in Gent s
CR O E R ES e Thanking you for past favors and soliciting more of
your valued business, we are
Remember, gentlemen, that we are still sell
ing Groceries wholesale and will always be
glad tofigure with you when you are in the
*Have just received a car of No. 1 Timothy ~M A I
Hay, which we are selling at a very small
profit. Place your orders without delay.
Yours for business,