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THE OLD RELIABLE
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE
From Wednesday's State,
LEXINGTON, Oet 18.- -Tho n-gmuont
in tho Tillman case has been reduced
to the o two uaked questions, the one
by the defense, the other by tho prose
For his ed torial uttorancos in the
Columbia Stato Wtt8 not N. O. Gon
/.tles just'v punished with death?
Is murder a crime?
To the ono tho dofonss answers
To the other the prosecution answors
Tho ono alllramatlve destroys tho
other and It is for the jury to fay
which is true and shall survive.
Theso aro tho questious le.'t (not
quost'ons asked by mo) when tho ar
gumen 8 of tho two arraya of counsel
havo been stripped of superfluous mat
ter and tho stirk bodios left.
Ori.'b ally, tho prosecution asked a
very different question. It was: Is
Jam? s II. Tillman guilty of murder?
Its question has been modified,
chaujjoJ, translatod aid convorted by
tho dofonse, for the defonso has, not
assertively or confessedly, yet uctua'ly
almost if not wholly abandoucd the
theory of solf-dofenso. Yesterday, em
ploy i-ig Mr. Johnstono's apt phrase. I
said tha* the defense's two contentious
that anger was heated to frenzied bate
in Tlllinan and that at tho same tlmo
bO Struck to save himself from immi
nent death were "oannlballstio" of
each other. Another day has passed,
two more arguments for the defense
havo been heard and tho first of these
contentions has practically devoured
Between tho gaping Jaws of the
theory of Suflloiont Provocation to Jus
tify a Mortal Blow, its fangs dripping
with blood, the tittered theory of self
defedse embodied in tli3 person of
Dick llolacnback has about disap
Mr. Asbill spoke for tho S:ato in the
morning. Mr. Nelson f dlowed for the
prisoner, Mr. Crawford then for tho.
Stato and Mr. Croft for tho prlsonor
Mr. Crawford spoke partly beforo and
partly after the recess and Mr. Croft
addressed tho jury for an hour preced
ing adjournment. Mr. Croft will speak
for another hour this morning and Mr.
Bellinger will follow him with the dual
argument of tho trial. Tho judge
probab'y expects to charge tbe jury be
fore the midday recess but whether or
not he will bs ablo to do so remains to
be seen. The number of spectators
was larger yesterday than during any
day of the trial so far. A score or more
of ladies were among them, somo com
ing over from Columbia.
To my mind the defonso appeared
yesterday to havo made a strategic
blundor, though it must ha said that a
mcro reporter's imp-cssion on such a
subj ct is of small value. Nevertheless
horo It is. Mr. Johnstono should have
boon ro?crved for the rep'y. Mr. Oroft
conductel the case up to the argu
ment with consummate skill, much as
somo of his methods any or may not
bo j'Ut'y critiol.-ed. If one might have
safely estimated his attainments by his
management of that part of tho case,
ono must havo set him down as a
strong lawyer. But wheu tho time
came for Mr. Croft) to speak yestorday
aftorncon one was conscious of an anti
climax. One's mind rtvertod to the
rial oratory of the day precodlng. The
big guns had spoken. With their echoes
still faintly hoard in tho distance, the
explosions of a small field piece did not
seorn effective, it is not to be hinted
that Col, Croft failed to speak well?to
say that he is not a capital speaker,
would bo absured. Bui it is not absurd
to say that ho suffers by contrast with
his junior counsel in this case.
But hark to Mr. Croft! Ho brought
up from the past tho killing of Editor
BeYoung of tho San Francisco Chroni
cle. The editor of Tho State, ho said,
was of tho suno pattern and wrote
"with a pon steeped In gall." Then he
alluded to the killing of Brann of
Brann's Iconoclast, and In connection
with Mr. Gonzales, eaid that men of
that etrlpe must meet a similar death.
Koforrlng at another time to Mr. Gon
zales and on the same lino Mr. Oroft
said: "He Is dead; ho brought about
his own destruction." Further on he
declared, "Abuse with honorable gen
tlemen doos not go down." "This cSse
originated in politics," ho assorted. J.
II. Tillman, as a mere boy ospoused tbe
causa of his uncle in Winnsboro. Later
he characterized tho dead editor as a
''fin-brand," "sotting brother against
brother, con against father and neigh
bor against neighbor?ho had stirred
up strlfd and run rough-shoi over the
best people of S?uith Carolina?had done
more of evil politically than any other
20,000 men together in tho stato."
Ho referred to Mr. Gonzales as op
podng Senator Tillman whon he wished
to build for the farmers Clemson ool
lege and for the girls Winthrop col
.If this sort of an argument moant
anything, did it not mean that the
prisomr was right In shooting down
Goozdcs? If Mr. Gonzales wore tho
monster Of wickedness that Mr. Croft
held up to the affrighted eyos of tho
Bpeo'.ators, was not Ins destruction not
on'y jaailflable but coinmendabloV Was
not that tbo^guinent? Whore the
eecesslty of fugging in poor Dlok nol
sonboek with the prlsonor painted as
Adauntles? knight who wont forth and
stew the dragon/1
Hark to Mr. No!son t "The nowopa
I the public mind agalnsi,
"The lawyer* for tho Rtato are not
alone in conducting this prosoouiion.
Private individuals, soiling their tal
ents for gold, are conducting lt"--the
roforence bel?g to newspapor m-n.
Now, see Mr. Nolsou addressing dra
matically, William Klliott, Jr.: "Will
you not admit that N. G Gonzales de
spise! the very ground that B. it.
Tiilman walks on?" Yea. Yos, it was
B. R. Tiilman whose name ho called.
Couple this language of Mr. Croft
and Mr. Nolsou, read It in more detail
iu ihe stenograph c report, and hark
back to the beginning of this article.
Tho defonso is asking: "For his edlto
torial uforauees In The Columbia
State was not N. G." Gonzales justly
punished with death?" Yes, they
hive tried poor Gonzales for carrying
concealed weapon? in 1,88(5, 17 years
ago, they have tried him aga'n f .r
every charge he made against, tho pris
oner at the bar and they aro trying
him for tho tresouablo crime of oppos
ing Senator Tiilman! HaYo 1 put It too
strong in saying that the pi--a of self
I defonse ha3 boon dovoured?D!ck Kol
I sonbaok and all?
A man lies dead with a hole shot
I through and through his body with the
I projectllo of a oow-fangled weapon,
such a plst >l as on y tho prisoner at the
bar appears to bo able to manipulate
bore lu Lexington. He was not killed
I by accident. Tho agency by which ho
met his death Is admitted. If tho argu
ments of Messrs. Nelson and Croft
I carry the inevitable lutcrprotation
I pointed to above, is not the question
asked by tho State reduoed and re
I formed to: Is murder a crime?
I Let tho great jury of South Carolin
ians to whom ThoStato may still speak
I make answer.
What tho Lexington jury will say In
I this caso ono cannot tell. Tho jury
I may cling to the romnuub of the self
I defense, tho Dick llolsonbuck theory,
I which the lawyers have so nearly for
I gotton or abandoned. Or the jury may
I lind a verdict of guilty. I am not to
I pass on tho prisoner's guilt or Inno
I conco and I do not; but with doliber
I utencss, let mo say that to sane men
I the method of defonse that has been
I attempted by the prisoner's lawyers
I seems a hideous and fantastic joke,
I While Mr. Nelson was speaking yos
I terday, he referred to tho whipping of
I the two little nogroes when the First
I rogiment was oncarapod in Columbia.
Tho allegation is that they wore whip
ped^ because they stole a pistol from
I "Old George," an old servant of the
I prisoner. Mr, Nelson called tho name
I of Old George. Far back among the
spectators Old Gcorgo raised his von
orable form. It was so unexpected!
fhen the lawyer dolivered a panogyrle
on the negro's sorvicesto the prisoner's
uncle in the Moxican war.
Now this old negro, tho prisoner
swuro, told him that the man Hyatt,
he that viewed Mr. Gonzulos through
an inverted telescope, had told him
that he had seen Mr. Gonzaleo with a
pistol in his pocket. "Old George,"
was not sworn in bis master's behalf.
Ho came into evidence and in the lle&h
just the same.
Concluding bis argument for the
^ta'e, Mr. Asbill this morniug Im
pressed with force the testimony of
Spann Dowllng as to the aim of the
pistol: "If the ball struck where I
aimed he is a dead man. it will go
Suppose, for the sake of argument,
the "white feather" threat wore true,
did that give the prisoner the right to
shoot? This prisoner at tho bar Is no
better, he is no worso than you or I,
so far as his position as a man in the
law's oyes aro to bo regarded. You are
not to consider his former ofllclal posi
tion. He la to b3 measured by the
samo yardstick as any other man. Re
member his numerous throats. When
ho told Representative Cause that ho
had sa'd boforo leaving Edgoliold that
he placed tho;o editorials in his pock
ets and might land In tho penitentiary
before' he got homo, for once ho told
Mr. Crawford opened his lucid and
eloquent speech with the words: "Too
much personal feeling has come Into
this trial. Tjo much pDlt ieal feeling
has b9on brought Into it. If you ao
eopt tho arguments o( Messrs. John
stone and Nelson all that one need Is
I to point to words of provocation and
I shoo!) down tho man In his way as he
I would a 'mad dog.' Tho positions as
sumed by those distinguished gent'.e
I men prosonl no case of self-defense
I wha'over, and their dependonco is un
ion arousing your passions and prjju
I dices, gentlemen of tho jury. If tho
I law should be construod that words
I justify tho taking of life then overy
I homo In South Carolina would be c >n
I verted into a crurocl house.
I Mr. Crawford mado a olovor point of
I the testimony of Goorge LaF<tye, who
I drew tho plans of the scene of the
I shooting, in evidence Hedoo'arod that
I LaFaye had sworn that from tho steps
I of the State house one may see another
I coming out of the ouico of ThoStato
I newspaper. "I loave to the jury to
I consider h >w far on tho day of the
I fatal meoting tho prisoner iriav have
I seen thedeceasod approaching."
I "Thore is moro wriggling than tho
I wriggling of thumbs In this ea?o," Mr.
I Crawford e >;clalmed, "for counsel for
I the defense aro wriggling away from
I the Issuos with which It Is pregnant."
I "Mothinkfl T wee." hn oxnl*ln><>rV ? In
yonder cemotery, silhouetted against
tho cloar sky, tho bonding form of a
woman, a wldowod woman who bows
over a now-made grave. She does not
plead for vengeance, but through me
she pleads for justice. *
He called attontlon to the fact that
in hh dying declaration Mr. Gonzales
had snid that ho had soen Tiilman af
ter his arrival In Columbia for the leg
islative session, and tho statement had
nowhere boon denied by Tiilman la his
testimony or by anybody else. Ho had
nob then attaoked Tiilman and Tiilman
had not altaoko 1 hlra. Why should he
have expected an attack?
To poworful effect, Mr. Crawford
stressed tho point in Talblrd's test!
mony that Tiilman hul lirat accosted
his victim. "How aro you Mr. Gon
zales?" "Did not this put Gonzales off
his guard'/ Old it not demonstrate his
carefully laid design to take Gonzales'
lifo? If it had been bis purpose to shoot
unaware*, Is not that the language he
would have used? Would be have u*0d
those words bad he seen him thrust.
I h] uto his pockets, and that he
Distress by day and pjght?
That's tho complaint of those who
are so unfortunate as to bo afllicted
with Eczema or ?Salt Rheum?and out
ward application j do liot cure.
The source of the trouble il In Ibo
blood ? make that pure and this seal*
ing, burning, itching skin disease will
"I was taken with mi Itching on my
arms which prOYOd very disagreeable. (
concluded It was suit rheum and bought a
bottle of Hood's Baroaparllla. 1:; two day i
after I began taking It 1 felt better and I
was not long beforo I was cored. Hay I
never hud nny skin disease sl ice." Mr.:.
Ida E. WAkd, Cove Point, Md.
rid the blood of all impurities and cure
did use them rests upon tho testimony
of TalbirJ, the prisoner's best friend."
Describing the pcsltlon of Tillman
when ho fired tho suot, Mr. Crawford
explainod with clearness how o^ch and
all of tho witnesses for tho St"to had
placed the pri-ouer near the outsido of
tho sldowalk and ovon tho defense's
witness, Mr. Wils-.no, testified to it,
further testifying that ho fJVed the
shot transversely, across|tho sidewalk.
Up to this timo the counsel for the
defense have comumed six of the 80veu
hours alottod to thoni for addressing
tho jury. Of those all but two havo
b?en devoted to reviowing the edito
rials and to mit tors having more or
less political color. A largo part of
tho remaining two havo been directed
to the fail uro of the Stato to in'reduco
the Stenographie report of Mr.Gonznlcs
dying declaration taken by Mr. Lathan,
Mr. Gonzales' former private secre
tary, when as a matter of fact (ho same
Identical statement was taken down In
long-hand by Dr. J. W. Babcook and
sworn to by him on tho witness stand;
and also to tho claim that Mr. Gon
zales was under the influence of
anodynos when ho made his statement.
Gained Forty Founds in Thirty Days.
For several months our younger
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but got no benefit from . We pur
chased sonnj of Chamberla. .'s Stomach
and Liver Tablets and he commenced
taking them, lnatdo of thirty days he
had gained forty pounds in flesh. He
Is now fully recovered. .We havo a
good trade on the tablets.?Holloy
Bros., Merchants, Long Branch, Mo
For sale by Laurons Drug Co.
Two bottles of Our New Discovery
cured eczema, whon twelve bottles of
othor blood medicinos failed. Writo
Mr. S. L. Davis, Lauren?, s. C, about
First Cost Not tho Cheapest.
Tho first cost of an articlo does not
necessarily determine its ohcapness.
For instance, a sack of "Clifton" Hour
may cost you a little more than other
so-called patent Hour?, bu?. It will he
cheaper to you in the end. Why? Be
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to make It. Order a sack of "Clifton"
and make a tost for yourself. It will
prove the truth of this statement,
T. N. Barksdale,
s M. II. Fowler.
BearH tho j4 lllB ^nd You l,aM Vmgb*
W. Y. BOYD,
Attorney at Law.
Will practice in all Stato Courts.
Prompt attention given to all business.
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J. Wade Andkuson,
State of South Carolina.
Court of Common Picas.
Dr. John II. Miller, PlaintllT, against
Lizzie Lang ford, Martha Williams,
Robert Langford, Tossio Lang ford,
Jim Langford and Ben Langford, De
To the Defendants above named.
You are hereby summoned and re
quired to answer tho complaint In this
action, of which a copy is herewith
sesvod upon you, and to serve a copy of
your answer to the said complaint on
the subscriber at tho ofllce of F. P.
McGowan, Laurens, South Carolina,
within twenty di ys after the service
hereof, exclusive of tho day of such
serv'ce; and if you fail to answer the
complaint within tho tlmo aforesaid,
the I'laintilf In this action will apply
to tho Court for tho relief demanded in
Da?ed Hep-ember, 22, A. D., 1008.
John F. Bolt, o. o. c. p. l. c a. c.
F. P. McOowan,
To Ben Langford, ono of tho defend*
ants above named: Tako notioe tba?
the complaint in tho above stated ac
tion was filed in tho Office of Clerk of
the Court of Common Plea* for Lau
rens County, South Carolina, Sep
tember, 22, 1003
F. P. McGowan,
Plaint ff's Attorney.
October, 5, 1008?Qt-_
W. C. IRBY, Jr.,
Attorney at Law.
Will practice in all State Courts.
Prompt attention givon to al. business
Dr. Chas, A. Ellett,
Jt. II. Welch.
A. C. Todd.
JoluiHono, Welch & Todd,
Will Practlco in all Courts, State and
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A tube of P.nthynol tooth paste. Will
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Lauren9, S. C, Sept. 10th, 1002.
J. T. Harris, B?q.,
White Stono Spring, S. 0.
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I.nurons, S . C., Sept. 12th, 1032.
Mr. J T. Harris.
Whlto Stone Spring?, S. O.
Dear Sir:?I take pleasure in saying
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Greenville, S. C., Oct. 10, 1002.
After a service of one season at
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