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The cotton season is now on?what
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also fire pattern lots of good heavy
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Rice Meal a coming to fatten yonrl
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WILL PAIR ACQUITED OF ASSAULT CHARGE
BY JURY OF SPARTANBURG COUNTY CITIZENS
Xegro Whose Life wuh llravcl) Defended i?j Sheriff W. J, White in the Knee
oi mi Angl) und Determined Mob ('omen Clour of, the (.'lnirge Lodged
Against Ulm. Lud) Subject to Feinting Spells. Jur> Airrees Dial i rime
uns never Actuullj Committed or Attempted.
Spartanburg, Sept. 2d.?'Will Fair]
was today acquitted of criminally as
saulting a white, woman near Glendale i
on August is. Ho was Immediately re
leased and has left town.
The jury did not reach a vordict
without u lengthy deliberation, it was
given the case shortly after I o'clock
yesterday afternoon and did not reach
a verdict until noon today. This
morning it reported to Judge Gage
that it would be unable to agree hut
the judgo returned them to consider
the matter further. It is understood
that the jury stood 10 to " for acquit
tal until the final ballot was taken.
The verdict was accepted by the
public philosophically. It has been
the general opinion since the trial
of the ease yesterday that the negro
was not guilty and it cannot be said
that the vordlcl came as a surprise.
Fair toft the city Immediately after
Summarized briefly, the defense
endeavored to prove that Will Fair
was on his way to Wellford, where
lie had a position; that he admits
seeing the young woman in the road
and that he was preceding Ihm-, but
lie emphatically denies that he en
tered the house and committed the
alleged crime. In his own words, he
"I ain't the man, Captain 1 didn't
enter that house."
Witnesses were introduced who
state that they saw both Will Fair
and the woman in the road; that the
former did not enter the house.
Kxpert testimony was given to the
effect that the peculiar physical con
dition of tlie woman might have so
deranged her that she would be sub
ject to hallucinations.
j The court room was crowded when
the verdict was returned, but there
was no demonstration when it was
announced that Will Fair was a free
man. Instead, the crowd silently left
the court room, while the attorneys
for the defense thanked the jurors
for the verdict rendered. Judge Cage
shook hands with Foreman Leo ami
thanked him for the unbiased way in
I which the jury had handled the case
after it had boon placed in their hands
Hear Charge ltereild.
The jury was sent for by .fudge
Cage at ll:5fi a. in, The 12 men filed
Into :!:.? court room and took their
j seats, and when asked whether ihoy
had arrived, at a verdict staled thai
they hail not. Foreman l.ee stated
that (hoy seemed to be hopelessly tied
up. Judge Cage then asked whether
he could say anything that might as
sist the jurors in arriving at an agree
ment. Foreman Lee stated that he
feared not, bul requested that the
charge made Ihe jury yesterday after
noon he read again. doe W. Mans
tleid. official court stenographer, thin
read the charge over again to the 12
men. and when be bad Concluded (in
jury reliiid to their room again.
Within ten minutes a knock on the
door of the jury rooiU indicated that
a vordlCt had been agreed upon, and
the crowd leaned forward in their
seats i xpectnntly as the men filed out.
After answering to their names (In
jury was asked by Clerk UcnilOtl
whether they had agreed. Foreman
Lee replied in the aHirniativo and
handed in the indictment. Clerk Ken
net! then read: "Indictment against
Will Fair for rape. Not guilty. Jo
soph Lee, foreman." Judge Cage then
commended the jurors for their ver
dict and the special term of court or
dered by Governor Blcaso adjourned.
Nene for Conviction.
It is reported authentically that not
one of the jurors had stood out for
conviction for one moment. On enter
ing their' room, it is reported, the fu st
ballot taken showed that six men
were for acquittal while six were in
favor of putting the responsibility of
freeing will Fair upon the shoulders
of another jury, as they osoiued to
fear that something might result if
they freed Lie accused negro. All
llighl long the other jurors argued
With these six men in vain, ami it had
begun to look hopeless until Judge
Gage's ehnrgo was again read to them
at noon today. After hearing this
once more the men who hesitated to
vote for acquittal, it is said, agreed to
Approval of Vordlcl.
When the jury announced that Will
Fair was free there was no evidence
that anyone in the court room was
surprised. On the contrary, there
seemed to he many men who had
been confident of his acquittal from
the very beginning and there seemed
to he gonoral satisfaction at the ver
I The following statement was made
j by Judge Cage to the jury when they
wore brought before him at 11:36 to
"Do you still think I may not say
anything t<j help you in arriving at a
conclusion in tins case?"
The foreman replied: "We r.re
hopelessly dlsagi eed."
Judge, "I have had juries so often
say that to me, and then go out and
find a verdict within ten minutes. I
tried a ease in Charleston where the
jury was out two nights and a day
and said they could not agree, and
that jury agreed in ten minutes after
"You cannot agree if you each
make different points if one man
sets his head this way and another
sets his head that way and another
another way. If the members of tlie
jury get. to combating views, and
OSpecially, If they lose temper, ami,
if they get up that thing called "pride
of opinion" they will never agree.
Hut if they put everything under their
feet, and go at it in the spirit of truth
seeking, in the spirit of honesty I
mean, honesty with yourselves let
every man, every juror go down into
the bottom of his own heart and un
cover himself before his Maker and
his Maker alone an denquire calmly
and quietly what is the truth, and,
when you do that, and see the truth in
the small and silent chambers of your
heart, at d. if you do that and own it
ami proclaim it. you will all be of one
(Jreat Nervous Strain.
"Tho court was called for the trial
of this case and nothing else. It has
been held at an enora.ous expense in
money, in time and nerve. 1 have
been on the 1? nch now sixteen years,
and I have never held a court that
caused me such nervous strain. It is
loo much to put on anybody again,
and too much to put on you.
"It is next to impossible for us in
matters of this kind to put away all
outside considerations -1 speak from
my own experience, and out of my
own heart and my own knowledge. I
was raised on a plantation with no-j
groes and 1 think I know them :is
woil as any man knows them. I
know their weakness and I know
our own weakness. They are here by
a strange providence, but they ore
here. How our final relationship with
them is to be determined no man
I knows and no man need question
j himself. 11 we go to our duty day
bj day and do justly mail by man.
t M end will come, and the God who
made us und who made them and who
put us here together, will bring us all
safely to some common end.
Public Opinion I'ncertatn,
"I know that UlCll are almost it]
capable of weighing a nice bouiiuv ol
truth where the contest is : ? ween one
race and another race. eupcciollj
where the one race is charge! with
tho awful crime of rape. I know the
awful anxiety and the awful peril our
country women are subjected to I
was raised in the country, and I know
Its duties and beauties its glorios and
its perils, its joys and its sorrows and
burdens, but tho only question for you
in this case is, did this man assault
this woman, and under all the testi
mony is it true beyond a reasonable
doubt. If it Is, it is your duty to so
declare, it is your duty to say, "guil
ty." If it is not true as you see it, if
it is not true beyond a reasonable
doubt then to write a verdict of ?guil
ty' in answer to anybody's demand
would he to crucify the law, to degrade
our courts and to stultify you men. I
know there is such a thing as public
opinion that drives and whirls men
like a sandstorm, hut I tell you this:
a wave of public opinion in times of
excitement is sometimes the most tin
Certain thing in tlie world. The only
certain thing is the knowledge which
points to the truth and which never
eri'S. If you follow it. you are in the
sure path, and, if you leave it, you are
in quagmires all the way.
"Now gentlemen, I do not mean to
take from you the prerogative of de
ciding the truth. If you believe the
charges in the Indictment have been
proved by the state beyond a reason
able doubt, it is your duty to say so,
: hut, if you an' b it by the testimony
in a state of uncertainty and your
minds arc unsettled, it Is your duty
? to say so. I cannot reach your inner
consciousness; those men cannot. You
I can; and the (!od who presides over
i you can.
"I am not going to say another
word to you. I am done. But I don't
want to leave this city with this case
unsettled. The supreme court lias di
rected me to sit at this court, and It
has been ordered by the governor. It
has been held at great expense. To
ord< r a mistrial would be to have all
this furor and excitement continue
ami through another term of court.
I will confidently wait upon you with
the expectation that you will find a
verdict In this case. Vou may retire."
The jury asks that charge I" ;.g;.:::
read to them. The court orders the
Btenographor to road it.
After returning to the court .reran
tho jury returne'd their verdict?"Not i
Tho following was addressou to the
Jury then by Judge Cage.
Gontlemon of the Jury:
"Inasmuch :is you have had tho
courage to do your duty in this matter
1 ought to have the courage to com
mend you for it. Time will show that
your verdict is right. There are many
tilings that cannot bo proven in evi
dence, but when you sift this thing to
the bottom, you will find that your
faces have been sc t in the right direc
tion. I discharge you."
KAI It WEATHEK Kills WEEK.
Weather Bureau Predicts slight Frost
in K?stern Cotton Holt.
Washington, Sept. 21. Fair weath
er generally for tho entire country Is
promised by the weather bureau for
tin coming week. Chief Marvin in his
weokly forecast issued today says:
"Cool weather will prevail east of
the Mississippi river during the early
part of the week. There will he frost
Monday morning in the Great Central
valleys, the upper lake region and
western lower lake region. Tennessee
and the extreme northern portions of
tho east Gulf states, and on Tuesday
morning In the Ohio valley, the Lake
region, New Bngland, tho Middle At
lantic states and possibly the Interior
of North Carolina and northern South
Carolina. These frosts will probably
be heavy over the northern territory of
"It will he warmer early in the week
west of the Mississippi river by Tues
day or Wednesday over the central
portion of the country ami by Thurs
day or Friday over the eastern dis
tricts and there are no present indica
tions of decided changes over the west
during the second half of the week."
Diarrhoea Quickly Cured.
"I was taken with diarrhoea and
Mr. Yorks, the merchant here, persuad
ed me to try a bottle of Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Ilomedy.
After taking one dose of it I was cured.
It also cured others that I gave it '%"
writes M. B. Gebhart, Oriole, Pa That
is not at all unusual. An ordinary at
tack of diarrhoea can almost invari
ably bo cured by one or two doses of
this remedy. For sale by all dealers.
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Fall Winter Needs
Should be Done Now. Send them to f
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I REAL ESTATE
If you have a Farm, a House or Lot for Sale ini the
county or adjacent county, or wish to buy a farm, House
or lot, drop me a card or see me at Laurens tourt
House and we shall see if we cannot get for you jus? the
very thing you desire.
I have a seven horse farm three miles from Laurens
and one mile of New Prospect School I will either reut
or sell to good party. Terms.
Remember the best investment on earth is cj piece
of the earth itself. I
J. S. MACHEN
Laurens, South Carolina ;
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