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iWASH HUNTER CASE
! IN SUPREME COURT
Brief Has Been Filed by
John ?. Capers.
.Mr. Capers Makes IN.:nt llnil the Rec
ord doc-, not Shou that :i Truo
Kill >Vns Returned.
Newborry, November 21. A special
di. patch to TIiO News tilul Courier
from Washington la to t!.ffect thai
.John (!. Cnpen . Esq., has Hied an Im
portant brief in the case of <:. Wash
.'hinter, convicted of manslaughter on
i.n Indictment charging him with mur.
der in the killing of Elben F. Copc
Innd in 190?, and aentenced to eight
years' imprisonment in the State pen
Tlii.s is one of tim hardest fought
casi's in the criminal annals of
So.ith Carolina. According to the ver
sion of the killing given at the trial
Copclnnd nnd Waah Hunter, the de
fendant, were engaged in a poker
game in the store of It. I.ee Hunter,
near Goldvllle, in company with it.
I.ee Hunter, a twin brother of the
defendant, nnd Ross Lenke, n friend
of all parlies. A dispute arose as to
the number of cuds held by Copo
bringing on tho ditllculty which
resulted in the killing. Cnpnland had
? ?! |eg which wna practlcnlly useless
nnd used crutches, bill the testimony
was to the effect that h< waa a power
ful man hi all respects except that of
Iii.-, mnincd leg. Tie- testimony of the
di fenao wna to the effect that in the
dillleulty Copelnnd. bracing himself
?a ith an arm on the (able*, ami hold
ing Hunter i:i tie- breast! was ;:t
tempting to cul him with a pocket
knife, when Hunter lired the four
shots which resulted in (''opelnnd|s
! nth. The deceased va.; :i brother
Of 10. H und O (i f'imcjland, of Now
b <5 ! < y.
IHstorj of (he Trinis.
Tho Case enino on for trial at the
tall term of M e sessions court for
(.aureus, in 1000, before the late Judge
.lames Aldrleh. A verdict of guilty of
manslaughter was returned, hut a new
trial was granted by Judge Aldrleh on ,
the ground of Irregularities in the
management of the jury after it had
boon Charged with the consideration
of (he case. The first trial was during
tiie first week of the two weeks" term
of court, ami Judge Aldrleh ordered
another trial during the second week
of the court. The second trial result
ed in a mistrial.
The next term of the court the
case was continued by Judge Curdy,
who was then presiding, on account
of the fact that the Hon. Cole I..
Dlcaae, of counsel for the defence,
was engaged In his otllclnl duties in
the legislature as a member of the
State Sennte from Newherry county.
Judge Watts was presiding at the
summer term of the sessions court,
and the case was again ordered to
trial, and another mistrial resulted.
At tiie next term of the court Judge
Knu st Gary presided and another mis
trial was had. whicn was the fourth
trial of the celebrated case, and after
keeping the jury out until it was seen
that an agreement was Impossible
another mistrial was ordered.
Moved to Greenwood.
The State then moved for a change
of venue, and after thorough argu
ment and the presentation of a num
ber of nflldavlta, Judge Gary transfer
red the ease to Greenwood county
for trial. The defence npealcd, hut
Judge Gary was sustained, and the
I'Clulttltur came down Just in lime for
the next term of the court at Green,
wood, and Hunter was placed on trial
in the sessions couri of Greenwood
county before Judge Goo, \V. Gage and
a jury, ami was convicted of man
slaughter and -sein >nood to serve '?\;:,.\
years in the state penitentiary. Ball
was granted and bond given and the
case was appealed to the supremo
court of South Carolina, which affirm
ed the judgment of the circuit court.!
On a. writ of error granted by Chief
Justice V. .1. I'ope the caso was then
taken to tho supreme court of the
United States, where fl is now pond
ing and will soon he argued.
In all his trials in the circuit court
Hunter wna represented by the Hon.
Colo L, Mleaae and W. H. Rlchoy, Esq.
of Lnurens. In the Laurena courts the
State was represented by Solicitor It.
A. Cooper and Messrs Ferguson and
Fcathoratone. At Greenwood the state
had the assistance of Mr F, Barren
(Jrier, of the GrOOIlWOOd bar. Since
the case has been in tin? United States
supreme court the attorneys for the
dofobco have been assisted by John
(i. Capers, formerly or South Caro
lina, but now of Washington,
The press dlapatchofl from Wash
ington states that Mr. Capers in his
brief makes the point that the record
docs not disclose ?hat a true bill was
returned against Hunter. Hunter was
tried four times In LflUr?lIS on a true
bill returned by the grand J?rj of that
countyi ami tho venue was then clmng
. (1 t(i (! rconwood.
Tho inntlor of certifying to the in-,
dlclineut i'oi% publication in the record
wus tho duty <>f the clerk of court of
j Greenwood county, who nt that time
was Mr. T. ('. Turner, and his coi l Mi
ration of lhy Indictment appears in tho
n ( oi d. of course, hut it would seem
from tin- point raised by Mr. Capers
! in his brief that tho clork of court
failed to Incorporate in the record
to which ho certified that "true lull"
appeared on the back of tho Indict-1
in? nt. it is contended thai tho record
I as made up is tho only rocord which
tho supremo court of the I'nited Statosi
can regard, and it would seem thai
this failure of tin* clork, if there was
such failure as Indicated by tho
dispatch in regard to tho brief of At
torney Capers, will present a serious
question. There are. however, other,
questions raised under provisions ot
the Federal Constitution, as to the
right of a circuit Judge to Change
the venue, and other matters involv-'
im* the Federal Constitution. Of
course. Federal questions must bo In-1
volved in order for a case to net to
the supremo court of the United
The case will he argued at some!
time before Governor-elocl ?lease, the
leading counsel in the case, takes the!
oath as governor, as Mr. Hlcasc, of
course, will not appear in any case
after ho is sworn in.
Dandruff Means Hnltitu'ss.
Dandruff is caused by a germ -n vi- m
clous, persistent, bodacious germ -that <
up to tho discovery of ouo of the!<j
world's greatest scientists, war, sup- J
posed to bo unkillnblo. Thai discovery j
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? ovo all traces of dandruff, to stop 3
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to make any woman's or man's hair S
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A Hid DJ3AL WHICH MHAXS j
MUCH TO L Y N( i: 1 I ItCi
AN D THE 1-2 NT 1 II K SOUTH
An agreement has been entered into
whereby Craddock-Torry Company will
scquiro a controlling interest in tho CSco.
D. Wilt8hoo Company, January 1st.
This deal is in no Benno "a <?? inbination
in restraint of trade," but i< a very import
ant move looking to the further develop
ment of tho shoo industry ol l.ynelihurg.
Tbc Craddock-Terry Company und the
Qeo. D. Witt Shoe Company have made
wonderful progress in shot; manufacturing,
but in order to get the best result)*, in ordei
to producetlic best shoes at tlie b>>\ <? i prices,
shoes of each grade and kind should lit)
manufactured in n separate fa< tory, and
by consolidating the factoi ies ot both coin- |
panics under practically one mauagemeuti
making in each factory the grade and k ind
of shoes which ran bo produced lo tin- best
advantage, it will unable both companies to
make a great improvement in tho quality
and a material saving in tho cost of the
shoes sold by both Cruddock-Turry Com
pany and the i ,<*i>. I >. Witt Shoo ?lompimv,
and will naturally increase tho rapidly
growing demand for Lynchbiirg umdo
Craddoek -Terry Company have long en
joyed the reputation of being tho largest
manufacturers of shoes hi the South, but
this deal puts them in a class with the
largest manufacturers in their lino in the
world, and it makes Lyiiclihurg big factor
in the world's commerce, so far as shoes
While < Ico. I), Wilt retires Irren the act
ive management of t ho business of which he
is now president, ho will leave his money
in this business in the shape <>f preferred
stock, and the (too. D. \Aitt Shoo Com
pany will continue, as heretofore, a corpor
ation separate and distinct from Craihloek
Terry Company, retaining most of the men
who are now at the head of the various de
partment*, and practically all of tho trav
elling men. under tho general supervision
of T. M. Terry, as President.
Under this now deal, all of the shoe fac
tories ot Lynchbiirg except one will bl
under practically the same management,
which inen es t lud more -1.-? w >'?'. bo manu
factured in liViichbnrir nest year than ever
before: in fact, Craddeck-Terry Companv
atone will manufacture more *lc>< s than nil
of |.hoir Mouther" competitors combined,
and Lynchhurgwill staivl in.?!<?':? ' y her
self, as "The Shoe Mar!? I of the S .nth,"
and one of tho greatest shoo markets of
This announcement will hoof urea I in
torCHl to the shoo trade all OVCI' the United
States, ax both of theso progressive miirtn
fact ii'eis enjoyed a pa trounce in nltnost
evory Stute in tlio Union, bavin" i?nl?r#?^H
(ho territory in which they operate yoftr
bv venr? until now Lynchburg made slme-i
find II ready market in the I.irrest cities of
the South, Fast, North ami West.
Deafness Cannot be Cured.
by local applications, ns they cannot
reach tho diseased portions of tho ear.
Then* Is only ono way to cure deafness
and that Is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness is caused by an inflamed
condition of the mucous lining of the
Kustaehian Tube. When this tube Is
Inflamed you have a rumbling sound
or imperfect hearing, and when it is
entirely closed, deafness Is tho result,
and unless the Inflammation can be
taken out and this lube restored to
IIa normal condition, hearing will 1)0
destroyed forever; nine cases out of
ton are caused by Catarrh, which is
liQthlng but an inflamed condition of
the mucous surfaces.
Wo will give One Hundred Dollars
for any caso of Deafness (caused by
Catarrh) that cannot bo cured by
Hall's Catarrh Curt:, tfotld f?r Circu
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists,
'lake flftH's Family fills for Con
Faultless Style Pias
Some shoes always look neat and nifty.
Some shoes look shabby in short order
after they begin to see service. The
woman whose shoes retain their fine lines
and good looks after two months of wear,
either paid four or five dollars for them
or else she wears
$2.00 Shoe $2.50
Ordinarily a $2.00 shoe is very
ordinary. V\ hen the looks nr.- gone
the shoe is gone. The Southern
Girl Shoe at $2.00 is an extraordinary
value. It looks good as Ionas you
wear it, and you will still be wear
ing it when your neighbor who
may have bought some other shoe
it the same tune is obliged to buy
new ones. We use only the
best hides for vamps and tops,
and the best sole leather
money can buy. We have
a dealer in your town.
Look for the Red IV11
on the box.
This same shoe in our
' 'Autograph '' lirand, $2.50
-S3.00, is Goodyear Welt
Sewed: in our College
Woman's Walking Shoe it
equals the best custom make.
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The Man in Lower Ten.Mary Roberts Rlnchart
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Lady Rose's Daughter.Mrs. Humphry Ward
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The Riverman. .Stewart Edward White
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