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SEteied April 28, 1908 at Piekens, S. 0. as sbQoud clp matter under ac of Congress of Marh 8, 1879.
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LABOR UNIONS AND AUTOMOBILE,
MANUFACTURERS JOIN HANDS.
The Use of Prison Labor In Dailding
Publie Highwaym - A Labor Lead- -
er's Plan For the Employment of
Convicts In This Work.
Tile convention of American road
makers which met in Detroit was re
markable in tills respect, that Mr.
George Burns, the great labor leader
and president of the Michigan Labor
union, advocated the use of prison
labor either \ln building roads or in
preparing material to be'used for hard
ening their surfaces. le Is the first
great labor leade' to advocate this
course, although it has been suggested
by many speakers and writers on this
question during the past ten years. Mr.
Burns sees that it would be clearly in
the interest of such prison labor and
also in the interest of free labor to
have the great army of prisoners now
in the jails In the various states who
are doing no good for themselves and
adding nothing; to the common wealth
applied to ty 1 road proposition in some
formi G,' y"Idra -
Many people object to a suggestion
of this kind because they say that the
use of such labor for such a purpose
would have a contaminating influence
in the community where the work is
done. But to avoid such a result Mr.
Burns showed that this labor could be
applied in the preparation of material,
either brick or broken stohe, where tlye
prisoners could be worked in inclo
sures as they now are. The products
so produced would not-come in contact
with free labor as the articles general
ly produced by such labor do. Conse
quently by this course you avoid com
petition with the manufacturer who
offers for sale the manufactured arti
cle or conipetitioin with the free labor
er who works to produce these articles,
and at the same time the prisoner is
teceiving more useful instruction, hav
ins healthful exercise and adding
gi in the course of years to the
co wealth. If Mr. Burns' idea,
wvholesome on iould be adopted by
the labor unions of this countvy gener
ally, it would bring to the road cause
great aid. %
The great meeting of the automobile
manufacturers of America held in Chi
cago soon after this Detroit convention
developed the fact that all of the auto
mobile manufacturers of America are
heartily in favor of some general plan
of road building that shall be applica
ble to all the states in the Union. Be
inlg unanimous ini tIls view, they
adopted a resolution indorsing the pas
sage .of tihe Brownlow bill, which pro
vides for a system of nlationlal, state
and local co-operation iln tihe perma
nenit improvemenlt of thle pulblic high
ways. It is very evident from the logic
of evenlts thlat the time is rapidly ap
preaching whlenl tihe friends of the good
roads cause will be able to unite many
forces in favor of tile general plan of
road improvemuent thtat hlave hlitherto
been eiher indifferenit or hostile.
Thie labor leaders generally have
been hlostilo to the idea of applying the
prison labor to tis work, but no0w one
of tihe most progressive leaders of or
ganized labor hlas comle forward and
indorsed in tile most hearty amnd intelli
gent way the idea of applying tis Ia
i bor to tile general welfare of the comn
mniity by building up thle public roads.
Iln order, however, thlat this shall be
made possIble thle road building au
thorities in thle various states and
counties must be provided with neces
sary funds in order to obtain proper
mnachlinery, enginieering skill an~d eX
pert labor so as to make use of the
army of prisoners who would be put at
their disposal under tile now plan.
Iorder to seemy this necessary fund
aid igee &ubre evident that tile,
adotenational governmenC~t shlould
be caijed in to supply a portion of tile
mone . This l's all provided for by tile
Blrow low bill, whlich was not only in
dorsd by the Chicago convention, but
also by the Detroit convention of
American roadmakers. Every conven
tion mlet to consider tis qulestionl since
tihe Brownlow bill was inttroduced in
congress has1 in..sed tile bill anid
urged its passage. -Hion. Martin Dodge.
Sick H eadache ?
Food doesn't digest well?
Appetite poor? Bowels
constipated? Tongue coated?
It's your liver! Ayer's Pills
are liver pills; they cure dys
25c. Alt druggists.
vant yor mous or board a beautiful
Ho0w to Care For Hard Wood Floor.
Few hlousekeepers unlderstanid htow
to care for hard wood floors. Simple
or elegant, there Is but 0110 mode of
treatment. Never put a drop of oil of
any kind uponl thlem. If soiled, rub
them off th~Oroughlly with a flannel
clothl wet withl turpentinle. Whlen dry,
apply a preparation of wax. When
tis is finished an~d dry, polish themn
~ withl a cloth or brush imade for the
-purpese unltil clear an~d sining, as the
qiuality of the floor wvill admit. This
carefully done will keep a wooden floor
In perfect. condition.
4,. T W..L
Boste a h idYuHeAwgBg
The members 6f this association
are known as Misei nary Baptists,
but from the records their efforte
were never very great nor theit
operations. very extensive. We
trust that the small beginning may
have a layge ending, that the seed
planted by our fathers may -nulti
ply one - hundred fold and more.
The first mention of. Missions was
in 1847 when a resolution was
passed to organize a Home Missiol
Board, the duty of which "shall b(
to employ a: minister or minister
to preach the gospel in such field'
as they shall designate, having firsl
in view the more destitute pqrtionE
of this association.'' The Board
was not appointed and no furthei
-mention is. made of Missionary
work until 1853 when a report waE
made showing that the Board had
received $39.00, and they with that
inoney employed five different
brethren who performed fifty-five
days work (preaching,) and was
paid fifty cents per day. These
efforts continued at intervals;
iometimes Missionary work would
be done and then again there would
be years elapse and nothing done.
[In all this time nothing was said
and no efforts made to send the
gospel beyond the bounds of the
association. In 1875 a great Mis
sionary rally took place at Cathey's
Creek church in North Carolina,
for it was there the assooiation held
its meeting that year. I say "greatV
because it was the longest step
taken by the association during its
existence for the spread of the
gospel. And I surmise that Rev.
A. W. Lamar had a great deal to
Jo with infusing such zeal into the
brethren. At that meeting the
issociation decided to aid State,
Rome and Foreign Missions and
.hey appointed committees to look
ifter and report upon these inter
ists. The first year after this the
mm of $94.95 was raised for State
dfissions which shows that the
ipirit which took hold of them at
3athey's Creek had not diminished.
The association has never done
what she could do along this line,
indeed I do not believe that she
has done one-tenth of what she
could or should do, for besides
being the largest denromina
tion in the county, they are the
wealthiest. But in the early years
there was opposition to Missiona~ry
work, indeed there were members
of the churches who did not believe
in supporting the pastors. They
were in this sense hardshells anid it
was a great draw back to the Cause
of Christ. And I am ashamed to
say that we have some among us
today who believe the same way,
because there are many who do
niot contribute from one end of the
year to the next one cent for any
purpose. And if we take the re,
ports of the churches a large per
oentage of the members do not be
lieve in supporting the pastors or
contributing to M issions. Christians
aan have their honest differences as
to methods of work, but this should
not lessen our interest in the cause
of Missions. While we are wrang,
ling over methods and plans souls
are going into eternity unsaved,
and their blood will be required at
our hands. The watch word and
great cry of- this year should be
Missions. No matter how you
send the money so it gets there.
Another important matter the
Baptists of this section-was a little
slow in-education. They have
manifested some interest along
this line, hut have been and are
now in some respects behind thieir
brethren of other -sections ot the
State. The first effort to establish
a denominational school was in
1884, when the Tuokaseige Asso
ciation sent a delegation to this
association requesting that the
two bodies meot together by their
representatives "in connsel to con
sult upon the propriety or impro
priety of establishing a literary
school." fhe request was not
granted, for what reason is not
known.. Nothing more was done
along this line until 1875 when the
members ifecame so much inter
ested in the cause of Missions at
Cathey's Creek church as above re
lated, when among the many reso
lutions that passed the Executive
Committee was authorized "to de
vise somos plan by which a good
Baptist High School may be ,es
tablished in our bounds for "the
eduo ition of our sons and daurgh.
This committee reported ty
neit sainn. ta~ht teare wa..6...re
CES- of the Twelve Mile River
need- of more education u the
bounds of the association and re
ferred the matter to the churches
with a request that they report
their views on the subject to the
next session. And this was the
end of the matter until 1888 Whea.
an effort was made by this and the
Piedmont Association to purchase
the Piedmont Institute located at
Pickens for school purposes. A
good deal of money was subscribed
for this purpose but not enough
to meet the demands and the pro
ject failed. The 'last effort made
was last year when the trustees of
the North Greenville High School
offered to allow us an.-interest in
that property if we would build a
dormitory. This also was rejected.
In their failure to buy the prop,
orty at Pickens the Baptiats of this
county lost one of the greatest op.
portunities of their lives. We are
a great people in many respects,
but the old time worn volume of
ininutes show that we are especi
illy noted for passing resolutions.
If resolutions can make a people
great or wealthy then the Baptists
of this county are at the head of
The "Circular Letter''vas from
the beginning and is today a great
feature, and a very interesting one,
of the proceedings of the body.
This "letter" would be prepared by
a brother appointed at the previous
session and would be a dissertation
ul'on some religious subject. There
are several printed in the minutes
upon the subject of "'Church Dis
cipline." The brethren in the'early
years seems to have been much
concerned about discipline. They
were more careful of the conduct
and strict in dealing with disor
derly brethren than we are today.
And I believe if the churches had
continued the practices of their
fathers along this line and been
more strict in receiving members
into the churches,:the standard of
church membership and of religion
would have been much higher than
it is. Don't all say Amen at oncel
There have been various dfforts
to divide the association, the first
of these was at the session of 1874,
when, in pursuance of a resolution
a meeting was appointed to be
held at Salem church on Saturday
before the fifth Sunday in Novem
ber of the same year, for the pur
pose of holding a consultation with
regard to forming a new associa
tion. Nothing ever camne of this
movement. In 1878 George's Creek,
Mount Carmel, Mount Pisgah,
Mount Tabor, Beaver Dam, Enon,
Flat Rock, Mountain Springs, Ens
Icy, Filoamn and ILberty asked for
letters of dismnission for the pur,=
pose of organizing the Piedmont;
and after they had been granted
such letters, Capt. J. A. Griffin of.
fered the following resolution
wvhich wvas adopted: "Resolved,
That we, the Twelve Mile River
Baptist Association, wivxle regret
ting that they see fit to absolve
their connection from us, hereby
tender them our sincere prayers for
their future happiness and prosper
ity in their new organization, hop..
ing and believing that our irropar
able loss wvill be their spiritnal
gain." And no doubt the Pied
mont has accomphished more in its
now relation than it would, had
it remained with us.
Sirece the Piedmont was organ
ized there still remained a feelirng
that the Twelve Mile was too large,
that it could do more effective work
in two bodies than one, and from
time to time the question was
talked of and agitated, but not un
til last year did it moterialize,
Then it was that four churches
Pickens, Mountain Grove, Peter's
Creek and Oolenioy drew cut and
formed the Pickens Association.
The brethren of the new organizia
tion believe that it was the right
step to take, that the baby associa
tion will do as much as the old has
been doing; if so, it will be a bless
ing. They are very few in numbers
now, but hope for other churches
to unite with them from the Twelve
Mile, Piedmont and North Green,
Much more could be written
about the Twelve Mile and her off
springs, but for fear your readers
will tire, and with my apologies
for taking tip so much of your
space with matters and thih gs that
concern one sm ill ,baud of chris
tians, and with apoio les to the
reading public for the treespasenon
them and their time, -an d for th~e
imperfectness of the matter writ
ten, I write Fline. ,A BAPTrST.
p ([The End]
ABOLSH RURAL ROUTES.
Hundreds Estabtished by Machen tol'Iease
Members of Congrels.
The investigation made by
Fourth Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Bristow of the affaira of the
free delivery division, formerly
conducted by Superintendent Ma
Cben, who was summarily dismissed
and arrested on a charge of hrib
ery just a week ago, has resulted
in the discovery that in order to
restore the service to a proper state
it will be nocessary to abolish one
third of the rural free delivory
routes now in operation in the
southern states and about one
fifth of those established in the
'The investigation shows that
routes have been established with
out any possible excuse save as a
matter of -favor to membPra of
Congress, and that money appro
priated by Congress for this pur
pose has been expended with al
most criminal extravagance. ,On
many of these routes the receipts
do not average $5 a month, and
on others the receipts do not
begin to justify the existence of
The southern states which will
suffer the most from the aboli4h
mont of the routes are South Car
olina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississ
ippi and Ala. In the North Maine,
Vermont and New Hampshire will
be deprived of about one-fifth of
the routes now in operation. Oth.
er northern and eastern states will
lose routes but in smaller. propor- 4
tion. But fow changes will be
made in New York state.
Postmaster General Payne said
this afternoon that no acti.>n.
would be taken to reduce the num
ber of rural routes until a full test t
has been made (if each individual
ase and the results noted. Then t
whatever routes are found unwar
ranted will be discontinued. At
present he declined to make an es-'
imate as to the probable number
f these routes.
"I have been troubled for .onme time
with indigestion and sour stomach," says
Mrs. Sarah IV. Curtis, of Lee. Mwss.,
"and have been taking Chamberlain's ]
3toiach and Liver Tablets which have 4
cielped me very miuch so that now I can
at many things that before I could not."
[f you have any trouble with your
itomach why not take these Tablets and
got well? For sale by Dr. G. IV. Earle
Pickens, and Dr. R. F. Smith, Easley.
Boys ARE SMOTHERED.
i'hey Wore Playing In a Wheat 111n at
Nashvinle. Tern n.
Two boys were s mothere I to
leath while playing in the wheat
)in of the Gallatini mills at Nash
,ille, Tenn., last week.
A search wvas instituted the(
iame evening when the boys failed I
to put in an appearance for sup- I
er, and it wvas not until the next
ifternoon that their lifeless and (
2aked bodies were found at the
.ottom of tile bin intr which they
iad been drawn by the suction
saused by the rapid exhaustion of
~he grain through tihe elevator
shute. The boys' names weret
Fionry Smith and Hugh Lanier,i
mnd they were between 8 and 9 *
t'ears of age.
Chamlberlain's Stomach and Liver
I'ablets are just what you need when
you have no appetite, feel dull after eat-I
ng and wake up withl a bad taste in
your mouth. They will improve your
ippetite, cleanse and invigorate your
Itomlach and give you a relish for your
rood. For sale by Dr. G. W. Earle'.
Pickens, and Dr. R. F. Smith, Easley.
MUST MOVE TO GET WORK.
Flood Sufferers ECannot Stay on the P'aoo
The work of relief for the suffer
era is progresamng satisfactorily in
Spartanburg. Tents and rations
furnished by the WVar Department
arrived last week, and the local
committees are doing effective
The chief object now is to re
rnove the thousands of operatives
to other points. Ton mills in this
State and North Carolhna h ive al
ready agreed to take care of severe l
hundred families. Some h ave al
The Southern Railway has most
generously offered free transporta
tion to this army of workers.
Worst or all E~xpveruecue.
(Jan anything be worse th~an to feel
that every minute wvill be your hasi?
Suchm was the experience of Mrs S. HI.
Newson, Decatur, Ala. ''For thlree
years" she writes, "I endured insuf fer
able pain from Indigestion, stomach and
bowel trouble. Death seemed Inevita
ble when doctors and all remedies failed
At length I was induced to try Electric
Bitters and the resuls was miraculous. I
improved at onoe and now I'm complete-,
i ecoveredt." For Liver, Kidnet. Stoml-i
achi d Bowel troubles Eleotriot Bitters
Is th only medicine. 0 $ 500. It's
guar teed by Pickens Dr g Co., drug
AFFIDAVITS FOR TILLMAK.
Are Filed by His Attorneys to Get a
The counsel for James H. Till
mai,, charged with the murder of
N. G. Gonzales, editor of The
State, took their first step to se.
cure a change of venue by filing
With the commonwealth's attoineys
affidavits of a number of persons
in this county that they believed it
would be impossible to obtain a
fair trial }ere.
Mr. Tillman's attoroicys urged
the solicitor not to mak., the affi
davits public until tho argument is
made before the judge eight days
hence, and to this the state's attor
neys agreed. In a statement made
this afternoon Mr. Tillman's attor
neys say they do not wish public
opinion to be formed or influenced
by the publication of their affida
vits and the case prejudged by the
newspapers in Columbia; that one
)f the causes for their moving for
) change is the hostile criticisms
3y Columbia newspapers.
In an editorial, the Evening
Record says that since the killing,
Ahe State, whose editor was killed,
has positively refrained from refer
3iee to the case, and that the Reo
)rd has not influenced or attempt
d to influence public opinion. It
leclares there is no evidence or
istility in this county.
. tartiling Evidence.
Fresh testimony in great quantity is
:onstantly coming in, declaring Dr.
Cing's New Discovery for Consumption
.)ughs and Colds to be une ualed. A
ecent expression from T. J. McFarland
lentorville, Va., serves as example. He
Orites: "I had Bronchitis for three
rears and doctored all the time without
teing benefitted. Then I begaL takingr
)r. Kings New Discovery, and a few
iottles wnolly cured me." Equally ef
ective in curing all Lung and Throat
roubles, Consumption, Poeumonia and
rip. Guaranteed by Pickens Drug Co.
)ruggist. Trial bottles free, regular
izes 00c, and $1.00.
Expected Coast Line and Southern Wil
Buy Thea In.
A decree was issued in the Uni
.od-States Circuit court in Charles.
on last week for the sale of the
Past Shore Terminal Railroad
Jom pany and the Commercial
Jom press and Wharf properties to
atisfy mortgages aggregating $1,
100,000 on tho railroad and $22,718
n the other properties.
Tho receiver of the properties is
1V. E . Huger. They in reality be
aug to the Atlantic Coast Line
Liud Southern Railways, though an
ndependence has always been
naintained for themi. The sale is
irdered for July 14.
T1he East Shore Terminal Com
>nity controls almnost tile entire
joopeor river water front of Char
eston. T'hat it will be bought in
>y the Atlaintic Coast Line and
iouthern syste.ns is a foregane
Eils Last hfope Ilealized.
(Fromi the Sentinel, (Gebo, Mont.)
Ini the first opening of Oklahomja to
ettlers in 1889, the editor of this paper
vas among the many seekers after for
une who made the big race one fine day
n April. During his traveling about
nd afterwards his camping upon his
laimi, he encountered much bad water,
vlhich, together with the severe heat,
ave him a very severe diarrhoea which
Sseemed almost Impossible to check,
ndl along in June the case became so
ad he expected to die. One day one of
is neighbors brought him one small
ottle of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
ndl Diarrhoea Re.medy as a last hope.
t hig dose wvas given him wvhile lie was
olling about on the ground in great
gony, and in a few minutes the dose
vas repeated. The good eff(et of tile
nedicine was soon noticed and within
,n hour theo patient wvas taking his first
ound sleep for a tortnight. That one
ittle bottle workedi a complete cure, and
te cannot help but foul grateful. TIhe
cason for bowel disorders being at hand
uggests this item. For sale by Dr. 0.
V. Earle, Pickens, and Dr. Rt. F. Smith,
anme's 3usthel Gettina- enalley.
This legislature knows beans at all
ovenits. It has changed the legal weight
of a bushel of that fruit from sixty.
two to sixty pounds. This was a
chiange demanded for time sake of unii
formuity ahd In tihe interest of an im
plortanlt line of trade. In other states
the legal weight has long been sixty
pounds, while Mnine has stuck at the
larger number for no particular reaisonm.
Thme result has been to handicap and
embarrass the Maine dealer. Bearing
in imindl the extra two p~oundls, in order
to guamrd against loss he was obliged to
qulote his b~eans a lIttle higher thanm thme
Boston mnarket, for example. Conse
quienitly purchasers, seeinlg thme dliffer
ence in price and( unmindful of the dif
forencee ini weight, would buy In Blos
That Thtrobbing Hleadae
~roubl quickly leave you, if you used
)r. King's New Life Pills. Thousandls:
>f suiterera haive proved their m-titeios
'merit for Sick and Nervous lleadaches.|
l'hey make pure blood and build u
tour health. Only 25 cents, money back
f not cured. Sold by Pickeno Drug Co.,
TUMBLED ON TRACK.
Side of a Mountain Caved Upon the South
ern. Another Crack May Mean An
other Slide. Tihousands of
Tong of Dirt and Hck
Fined up a DOep
Cut in N. 0.
The side of a mountain caved in
on the S->uthern tracks between
Spartanburg and Asheville at noon
last Friday. Thousands of tots
of rock and dirt plunged downward
completely filling one of the largest
railroad cuts in the mountains of
Western North Carolina and effec
thally cutting of all traffic from the'
The land slide occured near Try,
on, N. C., just at the foot of Salu
da mountain. The road had just
succeeded in resuming operation
of trains, which were blocked by
w ashouts in Spartanburg county
last woek, Thursday being the first
day that regular schednles were in
The present disaster will cause
annullment of all trains on this
road for at least seven days, as
the authorities say it will be im
possible to clear the track before
It is also given out that another
crack is seen in the mountai-i just
in the rear of the cliff from which
Friday's avalanche descended, and
it'is predicted that another tumble
ot'earth and rock will occur, in
which event the railroad people
say that it will be at least twelvc
days before the running of through
trains can be resumed.
The train from Asheville for
Columbia was wrecked within two
miles of Hendersonville Friday.
The engii.e, baggag, mail and
express car and one passenger
coach were derailod. Postal
Clerk Horace G. Oliff received se
vere and painful bruises and the
fireman was also injured.
The cause of the wreck is un
BLOODY FIGHT IN GREENWOOD.
One of the Inlients of a High School
Entertainment and Church Fes
News has rcached here of a
bloody cutting aflray at Phoenix,
in Greenwood county last Friday 1
night at a school ontertainment.,
John D. Williams had his face t
slashed almost beyond recognmtion t
by J. Buck Ward. Both are well I
known white farmers and Mr.
Ward's son, Dr. J. L. WVard, mar
ried Mr. William's daughter, The I
fanmilies have always been on good E
terms and the cutting wVas the re- I
suIt of a row that stairted last a
night. There was a high school C
entertainment at the Phoenix
school1 house and ice cr-eamn festival
was given by the ladies of the
church. Mr. Willhams was so well r
pleased with the singin~g of some u
little girls that ho ordered some e
ice cream for them at the close of ~
the entertainment. When the
cream wazs brought the little girls y
could not be found at once, havine 8
gone to another part of the build
ing, and so, the eyewvitnesses say
Mr. Ward told the waiter to give
the cream to some little boys ~
standing near which was done.
As soon as Mr. Willhams found out
what had been done he became an
gry and the twvo bngan quarrelling.
The lie was passed and, witnessis
say, Mr. Williams knocked Ward
down and jumped on him. Ward
then began to use his knife, Mr.
William's nose was entirely cut<
loose fr-om his face, both lips (
sliced in two, and a long gash
made in his throat, besides many
other outs on his cheek and neck. 1
While the wounds are not necessa- 1
rily fatal, yet the unfortunatei
man will be disfigured for life and I
have a painful time of it before I
the wounds are healed,(
Mr. Metts, an eyewitness, says
that during the excitement Mr.
Ward left and was not at home I
yesterday. Mr. Williams has
three sons, grown young meon, and
it is not known what may be the
Ihearness cannot be Curedl
by loci applications as they cannot i-each
the diseased portion of the ear. rThere
is only one way to cure deafness, and
that Is by constitutional remodies. Deaf
ness is caused by tn inflamed condition
of the mucous limang of the Eustachian
Tube. When this tubo la inflamed you
have a rumbling sound or -imperfect
hieariing, anld when it is entirely closed.
Deafness is the result, and unless the in.
flamation canm be taken out and this tube
restored to ita nior-mal condition, hearing]
will be dest royed forever; nine eases out
of ten are cause-d by Catarrh, which is
nothing but an inflamed condition of the1
mucous ser vicec.
\Ve will give One H-undred Dollars for
any case of Deafness (ca used by estarrh)
thant cannot be cuired by Hall's Catarrh
Cure. Sond for circmulars, free.
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MUST SERVE SENTENCE.
The Judgment of the Lewer Court in the
Wilcox Case Was Aftirmed
Jamts Wilcox, the murderer of
Nellie Cropsey of Elizabeth City,
N. C., will have to serve his sen.
tonce of thirty years in the state
prison ft Raleigh, N. C.
He was tried twice. The first
time he was convicted of murder
in the first degree and sentenced to
be hanged. 'He was given a new
trial by the Supreme Court be
cause the spectators at the trial
made a demonstration when Wil..
cOx's lawyer arose to speak.
In the second trial he was tried
in a different county and convicted
of murder in the second degree and
sentenced to serve thirty years in
the penitentiary. From this judg
ment Wilcox appealed. This judg
mont the Supreme Court afliimed
in an opinion embracing thirty
The defendant's attorney's urged
that Wilcox should have been given
a new trial because most of the
eYideot'-e was sufficient to have
been sLImitted to the jury, second,
that the suicide theory was as
reasonable as any other theory, I
The court wont into detail in I
the consideration of these points. t
[t said after reviewing the argu
ment of the defendant's counsel
bhat the deceased had the oppor
tunity, the motive and the time to
"This line 'f thougit, has been
itrongly preshed upo I na 1Y the
lefondant's able "anIncr-*
lounsel. To the adoption of this
new there are several serious dif.
iculties. There can be no doubt
,hat the deceased was greatly
(rieved and distressed by the con
luct of the defendant; that her af..
ections were trifled with. Her
3onduct showed her to be a young
wornan of deep and strong feel- e
ing. * * *
"The testimony shows that the r
3ondition of the river at and near c
to the front of the Cropsey resi- C
lence, with its receding shores, is J
Iuch as to make it necessary for F
1er, if drowned there, to go out I
eventy-five feet from the shore v
)eforo reaching water four feet 1
leep. The testimony in respect b
o the river all conflict with the
heory that she could have thrown r
Lerself in the water.''
In conclusion the opinion says:
''We think that in this case, C
aeasured by the standards pro- a
cribed by law, the evidence was
>roperly submitted to the jury, o
ud we cannot say they have reach- t)
d an incorrect conclusion.'' .
Chiamberina' Colic, Choiera and
s everywhere recognized as the oneI
emiedy that can always ho depended v
p)0n and that is pleasant to take. It is i
speociaily valuable for summer diar
t oea in chilidren and is undoubtediy the
eans of saving the lives of a groat d
tany children each year. For sale by V
Ii. G. W. Earle, Pickens, and Dr. R. F. y
CHARGED WITH MURDER.
Ian and WVoman Arrested In North Oaro
lina Charged with EIning M. J. t
Johnson at Dnilon.
Fannie Johnson and Alex 1-ill,
rhite, are being hold at Fayette- ~
!llle, N. 0., on the charge of the
nurder of M. J. Johnson near
)illon, Marion county, Junow 6,
Lnd they will be brought back to
his State and tried as soon as re
1iisition papers aire honored by I'
)overnor Aycock. C
Johnson was shot near Dillon on|
he afternoon of June 6, and the (
>ody found that night. He had
) 'en seen in company with his
vife, Fannie Johnson, and her I
>rother, Alex Hill, about an hour f
efore the shooting and at the in
tuost testimony was given that
howed that a short while after t
he shot had been fired, tihe north- C
>ound train near Dillon had boon c
lagged and two parties answvering
ho description of Mrs. Johnson
nd Hill had boarded it. These (
acts were sent to the governor by
Joroner J. HI. Beorry, with requestt
Early this morning Berry tele.
raptlhed the governor that the chief(
>f police at Fayette ville had notified
iimi of the arrest of the Johnson
vomnan and Hill. The governor
at once wired Governor Aycock
o0 instruct the chief to hold the
>rlsoners for further orders and
hat a re:juest for requisitioni pa pers
vould be forwarded at once.
Governor Heyward thon tele
graphet Coroner Berry to send
roper instructions so that the ro
Iuest could be made out at once.
The pair will be brought back
L ihIs State at once to stand trial,
-a.olumibia Rennrd. 1Qth ns
-G. W. Croft, leading . cou
for J. H. Tillman, stated last w
that an attempt would be in
to get a change of venue. P
were filed serving potioe oli
--L. F. Martin, of Berkely coun
ty, has been acquitted of the clargqt"
f murder. He killed his broth"'
some time ago because his broth
'ad heen intimate with his wifilf.,
rhe defense wag that the brother.. I
ad been too intimate with Mars'
Jin's wife and that Martin simnplip4
?ode eighteen miles to the field iin
Nhich the brother was ploughing
md shot him dead.
-The engineer of the negro
,urion train which was wrecked
vith loss of life near Cane Sav'n.
iah below Sumter last week, in his
eOstimony before the coroner's jury',
iaid that he did not stop when
igualled at Cane Savannah be.
3ause he was 1unning under orders
ot to slow down for signals at any
lag station; that he observed the
vash-out before he reached it and
Lpplied his emergency brakes, but
o no avail.
-Wednesday morning a young
nan purchased a set of harness
rom M. E. Alverson, in Spartan.
urg, for $8.50, giving in payment
check for $25 00 signed with the
iame of "J. P. Clarey." He re.
.eived the difference in money
r Mr. Alverson and left. When
he cresented at t
>ank it was foun at J'. ~P
'larey" was an ounknown quan.
ity"-and the young man had left
or parts unknown.
--Mrs. Harrell, of the Camp
xround section of Spartanburg
ounty, who recently disappeared
'lysteriously from her home, has
eturned to the hmoband and Ghret
hildren whom ibe left. She had
loped with a "Holiness" preacher,
. P. Byars, and they had gone to.
ether to Tennessee, where Mrs
Iarrell attempted to secure a di.
orce. The husband of the truant
rife found them there and brought
is wife home.
-A special from Union says the
sport of casualities in the accident
n Broad river bridge, on the South
rn railroad, three miles north of
arlisie, in Union County, was ex
gorat ed. The combination, the
ile-driver, loccomotive engine and
lie flat car, wvent into the river by
ce trestle givmng away, wheni he
ile driver attempted to go out on
Sto drive a pile, where about 400
act of the trestle on that side
3ading to the bridge had been
'ashed awayr. it was thought that
he three or four bonts standing
were safe, but they had been nn
ermined. The three men who
~ere on the pile driver went down
!ith it, but no one was killed.
The following scholarships are
ow open and will be awarded by
lhe South Carolina Federation of
(Con verse College-Three Schmol.
rahips, each valued at $100 a year,
r four years, academic work in
Methodist Collego for Womn
!olumibia, S. C. -One Scholarship
>r four years, academic work ini
Grheenville College for Women-.
)ne Scholarship of free tuition.
The Southern Kindergarten Train.
ng and Normal Inistitute-Chars
eston, S. C.-One Scholarship of
re tuition for each county in the
The South Carolina Kindergar
ein Association Traininig School
lharloiston, S. C.-Ono Scholarship
If free tuition.
Mrs, L. A. Smith's School for
fon ais-hretn S. C.-.
)ne Scholarship of free tuition.
Alumnme Club School of Domes
ic Science-Louisville, Ky.-Ono
scholarship) of free tuition.
Chifford 'Semi nary-Union, S.
J.--Oiie Scholarship of free tuition.
The examinations for these Schol
wrships will boe hold( in each county
ruly 10th. All applicants must
ile their names before July 1st
Miss Liouiea B. Popponhim,
C hairmuan Educi onal Dept. S.
3. Federation of Women's Clubs,.
11 Meoting Street, Charleston, S.
Many School Claiidrent areic Ekly.
Mother Gray's Sweet Powders for Children,
aked by Mothie Gray, a nin r'ie Ia (Ichile's 110omo
ewi York, Break un Colds~ I 2-5 hiours cure Fe.
ertlahness, tienchiche, Stomach trounic Tecth. .
an-a don. destroyWorm AL..Ru ita