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TO ' IT.:
.0 .Jsice nPu non
l'1e l:shnopvilne ;.&rprise U
stron language with reference to the
Contempt into wicn the law has
fallen in all part; o the State.
We do not understand iour cOn1
tempor:,ry as hing :my perso:!:i
p)remltoln m the n:atter o. 1:
.JOinlsto:e-.1nes s iOOit:i afi r in
the New',rr- Co:rt llouse. The manl
A est Purp1os, o! :.'i'i' is to
insist on the :(miCtathm (4 the
1aw1 in t:1 :e: h cai w ianm re
spect of p:r ons.
Evide:ilv Mr. .:imt slew
.JonIles. , he ' i ni. u:e s -:) : in
If therm he i'iec t' sh golw that
r..l Jo( on : o i s 1o tt
son Wo the exprel'' t"urloSt' or .1.()1
in- to dec:.ti t :. ..-in, it. shoull
b.e ho in open Court. a:-l the So.
li;;tor. sho'.ud be fai to do o :iould
n0., S:t e xonerated I efore the
peacful pece-ovi pol.'of the
I** on t1,e Lte an, .Mr. Joan oine.,
can Show that the went to that Court
room i n the fcar of ':: life, and wa"s
irop:l;tela to shoot Jones in sel' (tc
TInse. we want to see tihat lact shown,
too. b in all iir
,ess. But, we no not Want to e C
this matter c(!okeit up iii the grand
inrv roo:n. the SKlleitor cvIing a
it. beause (f Ir .Jo:ns;tn,s per.
s.nal or pro:-rssonal josition.
W e li:e i :ard facts relatei which
r:, tO s!.uw th1at ..Ir. 1oh4stone Went
t) that I:.-etini with. a deal v intent
ot' ki!,n his alversarv. All the out
Side facts go O show that such was
the deliberate intention. E,en if
ones di: snoot trst.. .oinns:one went
there with: two revolvers on his per
S >n, and in the trial of the case
uttered wor.is of deadly tan t wi.
were calculated. and must have been
:itened. t( .ead () to a deadly en
II, it be tru that .a man mayv put a
S111l af:fo . uo anothr ni at
t:pi)t to r .ent it. as no t any n:an
won. at. th iko i life. a:al t hen
the aigareesor can sla>ot t;; he ier.dl.d
muan down and. call 4oa sclf-defen'ase
thie sooner we do) away withi aws and
Cournits anl betakeh ourselves to the
b et ter.
TheC t ruth is, :a 1 the faict cannot
b,edied . Ouri Courts :r flin' it
cntmpt. It can not we 1ea2', he
said thiat our .Jundges and otileers of
Court are without blame in this
I ake, or instance, the iaw as:ilnst
catryi:.g conceledo weapons. It is
the law. and enacted for a good and(
og. pupos. It is not to be denien
that' there a4re manyv mieners of~ so
wh will m> consent to carr~y deadlv
wennon on 4s.0 teir nefS:n. iner Pre
unarmedthan t 'eidceatel tountlL
ea C huuet w.i 1: :lo
men .:d carry , rmsfor thal t pu1rpose
as if l was i:ugamo hostile~ t
th 'ra lov of soe: ty . taen. that
t:;e lawv shouhi maah' 1:,: a.'o carry'
ofa dedyweapon upion the orson
ottenl :tans to (t':ii.V r.S.:ts (In the
spunr o~ thle n:oment, whieb. upon(J
coule r r Ceion. would. hnve be
a'4ome. '' el i, undr the.sL conve.A
:41n1. ic Iseg :aLture j.ut thle law im
the statute book. and therez' it is for
th'e~ ('4urts to enf!orce without fear or
fa or vev u . - st wit that4
(oa: unio:1 i:s 2onscienie : tverr jary
s oson e*ti .vetV Sfie!Ot4 is 11u.ier
the sa1:ne. 44bligation. to enfo(rce the
1 c.s ao the. prtc8io:l or the pea:c,
It is no4 t ori' an t t.'se t(o '.ur wa:
m:e: Gli obe 19 4a a: ' :ht tan
en:forcimPn. o!teiw. Wh en we4.
se a .Ind1 t'e !.csing* ::aminal fineCS
1iv!i:et :iuge's s4t! an 14 .pnlor
shkn h a :is of 58ch men11 withI
a o: t of' .pologetl greeCti P... as if to
say - o see I et yu oTas lighti as
'ossble w iubeatheuho
Jueesaveany Itusiness on the
h.1k &i.. .a nOt w-mt to see thore
i" th: ir .:: r: e :(:w -s and oi t.
t: :::i - er - <tters.
W e wV:lat (;(,,i-kearin .s . diiani- c
e au 1 i m ::il ;! m in the lenc .
wvho will s;. th:ia jutliCe i- done '
- . il+ tht-u e i eve s rall. 1ueh!inenC 1
alone can be eald .Tud'~es or g,Tentie
II)n in the 1r""Oper acceJtalca of tim s
Tie th ll;' has coie when the ia:es t
(:: >r for less l:.,w :in, the r(oper I
CXec1ution of the little left.
. vea ears I i(,':tlCa h wa:
arruste in ('aluibia for carrying
( >*e'e w eaponN, anl the dema:d i
fOr 's trial and civ!:ti, wm:c p
from:.1 over the State in fact the
mia._er ws carried t) Snelh :mi extent
to 1:ake it p;rs-eut ion, nil b cause
the notions ofrsga Cashd hadl been
the wr:athi of our p opil; upon h Is
bea'tiI. At nearly evIry essin ,oft
t e ac i t c aeon b e s e e n o m e p o o r
wite man: r ne gro arr:ig n(u and
convicte-i .,r carrvi:;? c uonccled t
weapon s. and fre'lIelit!y at tornes
are eU4,!',ed to conduct the irose
cuta)ol, an:d with righteous i:niiga
tion dinsai the conV'ction of the
prism.er. yet at :he s:ue time a pis- t
ti! is SOlewh(rc concealed about t
the:r persons. C
Ti)s is all wron. a:na it must he I
remuelied. or serious results will Col.
low. But a few days ago we real of
the shiooting affair between .iessrs.
.Johnstone and .Joues. in whici Jones t
mieets his deaLth and 21we venture the
assertion tiat .Johistone will not bei
harml ed in the least. It is true that
: every guod eit!zen of the State wiil
to day unite in condemlinillg the affair
an1 declare that Johistone should
be p)unisLeti; and yet when he comecs
totrial all the talent at the bar and
nearly every law.abiding citizen wiil
endeave: to find some1 circumastance.
to exaulpate and clear him. t
Mr. .ohnstone is a lawvver, and, I
therefore, knoss fully the penalty of 1
his act, but.- 4-noring the law, lie
goes Into court prepared to use his
pistol in shooting <lown his fellow
maln. It is true that .Jones went
there armed also, but this does not
lessen the crime of JoilstoIe.
It was not self-defense. for he went
there expecting to do ju-t what he
(I'(. It was not. Ilanliaughter. for it
Iwas the outcome of premled.itation,
and. was c(olly plann1UC ed bforehand
and cairried out withI the cooness
with whichI a btchei1r would. sho)t.
dtown an ox.
This is the case in a nuitehieli ; vet
weC believe thiat he will neCither be
fingi or imp) ~ri sonal, n.or will he be
punished for carryingz conealned
Wesywe predciet this, yet we.
hope for other results. not that we
desire to see Mr. J1ohnfstone panl
ishied. bult that the law mlighjt be vIn
Let the peCople of the world see
that we have at last determjinedi that
theO law shall be obeyeti. But some'
will say : es; but don't makec a
sncritiee of Mr. Jolmnstone to Show
that a1 change hans colme over us, hut
let's It pbl iSh to the world that from
thi 1ime we will do so; then if anlyl
transgres.s tiney will know the resullt.
W\e say. (ton't sacrifice him1]. buit if
he has - tranlv'gressed the law, let im
:tiswer t:t laiw. .Jones. the triple
m:u rd. rer. was triedi. and 10 eethe
l.s.s he shot down three menI in cold
xOOc , tie jury c'omYpromuise.d and sat
isld thleir conlscienc' by brjinin inl:
a Vt 1iiet ofI i inalughter. :md4 Jone1 si
1now' pose as anl injurmed man andt
cruelly dealt withl.
In the ' :ar WVest, for years. ju. !ee I
(oul n.ot b' O: talied an-d Juige
tyne ne i way. 11n thiS >.ate 'e C
wil s. th necessity \of thi s same In
course sho~l.rti \. an i after awhile. i a t
manll (com:mUlts 2. mulrdler he willI never
hie tried. bult (xecultedl by\ an inig
las iay >tate in the Unionl. am i
when a ma! <p!Iiili-s fr an :'ilb-e he
'I tiuean II athJ ,ienl - eS-e aill airolud
4. .4i~ p Jti: tI)Nwberryseet t it '
thi m''iter. :uni 'ye will hear i:cs o
the: l''p of the 14istol thiroughlout our
ntte ut if he is cleared, the inry
will hard iv sav not guilty before '
s'2me ithe ml ian 'os down efo
I ~:r:: i in a (co:r t)OmI. 1
* trange to say the actors in tis~
100-'4 scn are no: rougth brutesa
one ~ I wo'1 expe:t . Two~ of thI.i
ing1iI layr5 of thie counlty. M\.
Ger - e .Iohnstone' andI Mr. .John.
Jonmes have a iisazreemenit over a.
tritlInr Trial Justice case. between
wvo Norh Ca(:ro;l'a wa.oners :..i in
croweti co urt It 4 dr:V t.ir pis- tI(
".l; :. ! ll!:nl uli no t onh y Of their i,
n livs. ebut ri thse roun'dI Iro- te
eel to biore h.olesthrouh ch other. r)
i I ie shlo;ts were exchla:_ed. I anid the
CO::LIC'r is thiat an inno0eent by-.stanerII'
vas no t k:i'?-' and neither o' the
.ll:Iatants hu:t. as tl:It is Ih wa
uchi afTairs usually enti.
irom the fa(-.1t that troubl-e was ex
sected ovr t,e case, an: a large
roV .tt al ed? toU see the fu.n, :iael
hat~ I;oti j;art ILs wd'' arl11W andI
eaiIV to .il >Ot at a werd, it is an O
asv inferenee that the <iillicuilty was t
xpectel (l i t sides. Il
'dv God Ito wi:t :Ir. we tendin' :
i1 South C:Irlina? \iat can we r
xpect ol he (d gradl i.:1I igntrant.
.hei ''r su eriirs set them such
\\e (ipiljlain of hard t1Im and
coInltr ,t the boomll that ;riv!L!
IOriia awl1 Alabaia are having. -
Yiho wnlllts to live in. a tate w tc
t is =ip VsM t. con avict ucl 1
1-1 hb>or) :(i ;:. iiunkrer as "e'r_usoni : uSt
vhcre JoCns who kied twsoL:S ons an 1
Ieii re'.oaeicdri his _((m1 anml cooily
Lot tie chi father f seventy., is Onlyv1 e
r)nvicted bt the hardest of man. !t
lughter. : I Lil re it is imil possil)1e "
vCu to cil the slavers of Culireath ti
o trial. Until the good citizens of t
Ie State jiln hands and hearts and
rusMh out this buloo iV rulliariism. s
reperity Will s!mn us as a plagIe
pot, iini we dc-serve rii) hc"t:cr.
The trolble in. Southll Carolina is S
o wit I the eiforceeient of law as I
o thLe - niiarv e'rimitnal classes. thier e.
tick it to soic poIr dcvil for steal- l
ng( a Lo,' eir a few poundis of CoLton, ri
>ut take the case in Newberry as an
,xan:,pl we venture to predict that .
othin,g Wll ever IC done to -'(i- s
-ate the l:w. if .Joaes dies..hulliistonlc a
vi Ie 'acqluittcel-fCi ldCfencC-if
IOII-toc were to(! he .i'neS wounl S
,c aeo(IVtted on the same ground,
utln if both get well it will be pls- li
ered over with a small fine. etc..-or ni
>crihpls the h,-fense of ,t ': will
e successfully male for botl. a
.in t-ortu:iate Att-air.
(', eti!!% Entet i.. amt, .tJ(n/l,inrt'l.
The shOoting affair at -Newberry
Stween two lawl-vsrs is -a most un
ortunate :fi a:r l:i(t is a tilsgrace to
Ie t)wn1 ar:I detracts tfrmIn the rpu
:t ion of the StaC (or order and good
overaiae:t. It is ainazing that yen
lemen-I ofI matulre years whoL L:ave
eenL rearted in Christian faniieCs and
ave I lie 11Ciiin uities where the
ightLs ofI others aIre pubilicly inul
Lated. shold armi them-Usel ves ini di
ect v-iolatiomn of Ilaw, U:il deliberate
y -assail tihe li ;es of one anoIbe0L r. all
or little or notthi ing as far as thue pub
IC knmis. The instruction they have
eceived has been very wid of the
nlark or public SentIit mIust be
tron!.. WhaLLt is the difference be- P
weenm that civilizaition that pirodluces "'
uchi results and that of' the life tI
vowed~ anid followedt bcy the Indian -
ribes? 'There is practically none.
Sidl suchL ac-ts to becomiitctted by*
hose whLo haCve aIssumedI the d uties a
c-n eforc ing~ the obsr-rvanicce of the 4
aws that make iup our civilizationL : 1
X'e do not sur who is the aggressor
n] this serious a L bad occullrren1ce.
or biothi of tie aictors mIa:I be to a
damle. b ut the event seeIins to be the h
ultcoIme of teachI;ings som1etwhereC that e
re' radchicalir differenLt fromII tho)se iat
lUiv Liwin-! fromII that syWti m If
elief anld conduIct t':st it is iroludy IV
lalIne la a\5Lt tLle boundaIt:ion (I our '
TepriipLtI)rs in theC Lfir at
ewb~verrv have eniocvedl manyII of th ii'c
ri vieg attendLCLin1L crircumstanuces s
hat aire e'steemedC in Il e c s faU :vored d
nI tie wU\r cf eIturll.' hiInles'~ andLt v
Liiral 1instruIctLian. and] therefore the e
'cicirrenc (s to be the c mire tdecp lorICd.
\htn suchi aI thLis is the resul. what I
u.:ht w' tLo ex;aect LfromI memberLgs of 1"
hat ratc-e:hib Lin tis St:te pre-dcom- it
naLtes inl ntIumberS. whoL( haiv beenL a
lp ive of the L'o:ILLn>Ines.t traIiingL t.
ui vir'tue. honelIstV and1 r-c itIl. a
'(eil aL thle rihsofohr (Ich
LIot the law.~s andI ph!!e'' condemna
LoLlh in ILvoked. to~ p)erform their s-'L
-erI fune '11t s I t ap o .. f
ie: o am r . :1 Urve ontLiL himl, n1
iIi star'i'' G-;it-b b' mL:nie to pax a e
'nl'y\. ( iI.:ht nolt. Us much12 be rx-i e
Lted oft those whoit comilt unlawfuli f
mLd muIrderous deeds. and which th~e- c
no1w to) be such?~
A just seCldefece mayLI haLve mLeUt t
his dillihuLiV necesLsary. but m.LUore is e
he pity for thle goo.1 ina:nVie of the t
liLa1 theQ hmotin inIL theC crow.iedA t
NewhUt'rry, coutirthous I 1'en'I S on~e hvI~
w.) poor, uLe~tLt're-iimen there is noI I
innut }n' that t hm- w, Ul e eere
n1llilchl f(ir it. B1t:ls it was tA:
>n1o 1,", two pr:omGIne(nt. high tl)ned m1i:.
i/ lemn11. we suppose the little mlat- or o
. ~i ec i- ,ul'iI'i
r will be exeu etl a- :1 ;u-blen, b'urst :fll
p a-si:On. WeV.-al see ':)f
.1 k'e':ite i n-- t'
.\iessrs. Johntone and Jones. who
i t at each other in N -vh"et'rrv. w ill 7.
v r be iut on trial on evn8 so tri :
a ba1et.. as di'ordi-ri ! con dituct. tl
S,ih l roc'l'li2-: . on the p rt (i '
ir-rs o tie curt eslecil y. should soi
at I;v unpunsh.d. T he no'w the aalT
w. an.1 have. knen;ing!y' an I willuilly r'n
o!.at;,l that i:sw in twv) Imi>rtat sLt .
spett, an-i the s er.: peIalty Lc
i>ul'l he !,tlk le 1'r sush ci'/ition.
The death of Iohn li. Iones, Oi I
fwrry. at the hands of George can
>imntOn1: is ()nfe of thi :nidatr t ebap-. L:a
rs in ; iouth Carti.a's history.'r
lea:: of t.i.::uth and promise' r
the 1vitimu: )e.tbeause of the rea 1
ceat iON AO _;al. l of the um- por!
rei!. an' therre which mnust pio,
;er consume i:in; saol'dest because co1
the awfhl st::ma wich a crime so ' s
itr ageouls pults upon the admninis- m 1a
att:o?1 i ijultice an1d the iir famet or ra!:
That two iebiers of the bar. pui
vora to uhiold the mlajesty of til" Mr.
.L" siould. g.:o inltr a court of Justice see
iti concealcied wLeaponiis on their per- an(
>ns (in Itsel, a flagr:ant violation of fOr
.. and there de'Iberately shoot at n,t
1icht other un:ti1 one fa!!s welt-eIur n a1
hi s own ll)O;. is a Spe(tcie Enr- 1riml
ble Cnou1.hi in all its aspects to wii
ake une doubt whether modern Civi"l- hav
ation has suice'('l;t iT imposing a i:11(
n,le e li'ii t restraint upon the allt
am i:d pas"ions )f 1a1n; to make one
:btt whether th.re a: , alter all. ti
u:h thin'' as haw::,WIde and jusIAC.di
11 t': erc" . a ,:; in outh Caro- die
nl. every true citizln of the Sta:ee Ch
ust now rie,:',,rl that it he eni rcel- the
Considiering his aracter. position .Jtl
1(1 attainmaeints, .Jilnstone S act is tco
roost unlparlonl:ble in its gross a
out to the m1jesty" 01 the law. 1le ine
iold be tried. but tried fairly and d11
jnorably. And if he is Convicted. pre
a false 1,timr -hho!i, prevent .l
S p111isinenllt. si
It was. at the worst. what the law in ,
t.!s m;a05sla.ht2lr. it 10ay 21ppearve
have bee n a ease of self def;ene- the
or the h?u,or of the Stt and of tor,
outhi Carolina manIhlood. we hope it
ill so ajppear- (na
The Nimbi1le Pistol . ag
.ui- Frann:.* 1'
.Apropos of the diread Iul trag'edy at .oi
awbe'rry' he' een two lawyers. Cols. at
1nstoneC anid .Jones2 the Co/toia he ~I
'e-or.i very pertinenitlyx says: the
'erhaps not maor dread ful e xa-b
le of tile evil of carry i nt conce: leed by'
esonjOls was ever presented than in 3Ir
e. d1redOful trae.edyv reported from a ;n
ewherry'. Two lawyers, engvagecd jtor;
a case on trial in a court of juistiCe
em1 echC2 to have' arm ed i mselIf in
?tiipatin of a diflicultv'. E:teb 2
re a >nie:dal pistol-else there sto
iLht have been an easy means of a
~eventing bloodshecd. Words ighit are
ive led to b lows -lows stricke n inl 1 is
iger or in r esponas'. to anii'ront. Bt it
1:na:1 lfe woO(i not have boeende
thter taken (;r e'.en endang11 ered.
he laiw againt th 1le carry75inlg ('f con 1bdis
aled weapons mu2 at indeecd bC a bl a
'al lett'r-natu (r2ly; e':nugh. pier- to
1apS. sinc. it i> not 1(iun2ded on: any th
>ved publlic 'enit!iment '' of'
Th'Iere needs to be a veryv radical be
innge in pubihlic sen1timent1 on1 tis
ihj'ct in this State'. 1nd2 one2 way~ t'o (.ar
a it is to make 'the ponah y miore se- sio
1re and ( t1 be alore v ai1.it in ah bla1
afor'cemen?t of the law. m
Societ' sho0uld be 'd ucated up to( the
22e pinlt of mal:k2in it iishoniorable tie'
>r any~ n:an121 to go( a2rtund w11Vithi a are
aded pistol ini is. pocket. Ai;bout Ie:
i1 the. shool(tingr 2'2''1.' grow out of ((at
(ol. -lohns1't(.ne wa,s for ;'ears an oi
0211 Ne(wher1''y. and1 21n a(12piant for 12:2
mitreSS. a1 ilawV ins2k(r : a inwrer . elli
1t expect1 ( . hen1 such122''1 thints '2- .io2
Ir as thec traed' at Nede rr itis wv
nlough~ to fill on-e's mi:al( W i loomv d'f u J
>rebo(dIigs as to 'di future of so- B
!ety, in South Carolina.
lOs" 22awyeVrs were c arrying2 con-fl utt.
e'aled weapons. whlich2 was contrary of
law. D)on't c'arry a pisto!. of
. 1 msnomerC. Cc
.1/- #"I Jt .i*# eAi. t Iu
IC5e 01 s Iooin matcahbetween the tw~o tlu
ewherry lawyers withi tile name oif 'i
11el. hut it is a mi snomecr. It wa w'
ht have llapened in a bar room;
n the streets bet en two roiulih
vet tihsc" men are sworn lflieer.
:e court. It las coie to a pret
ps wh enI lawyers attend cour
pi sti at their hip4 inl violatiol
he aw 1 the State and ready t<
':g. them in place of leral ar
ents at the persons of the tip(
Piastol in a Court Room.
S1. o ' - . ( s.
he tlfrav betweeil 3esrs. .1ohn
Ie and Jones was an oitraeou
ir. Both of the leutlemen en
ed in it are lawyers of hi
igadrpute. Mr. JohnOston
a member ,f the Le'_ila
for several years. was chair
of one of the most im
ant cos t,ittees of the lowe
1se. was recently a pIrominen
lidate for Congress, and has a]
s stooi deservedly high in th
nocratic party. For rufIians o
dies to zo in:o a court a.rmled an
IV to furtlcr violate the law. i
iaps to b,e eXected. but for twi
*)incnit lawyers. ofilers of th
rt, to proceed to argue a case witi
ols in their pockets, to draw then
fire away at each othcr at clos
e i:n a crowded room-that is :
s -howin for the law and fo
lie sentiment in South Caroiin:l
"Jcones and Mr. .Johnstsne cae
n to have expected a difliculty
to have been fully prepared f::
the emergency. Since they couil
challenge each other and fig,L
aI in the old sty le without incul
greater penalties than they wer
ing to risk. why could they no
e accidentally met in some quie
in the suburbs of Newberrt
shot it out, without endangerin
lives but their own ? What wa
use of brininz the code jut
-epiute or ridicule, and abolislin;
liing, if shooting affairs of thi
r.,;ter are to take the place c
e ancient institutions ? Mi
es is seriously. if not fata:i
inded. Mr. Johnstone is agai
his ollice, having escaped wit
e scratches. Will anything b
e about the mnatter--anything t
vent the recurrence of such ut
py affairs ? Unless Mr. June
uld die. nothing will ever be do,
>ur opinion. and if nothing is. tli
y piroininence of the parties make
ir action an example that will b
lonig be followed by others.
'he Ken,7,1 Curier of veste:
contains a statement of th
ir molde by Trnal J1ustice Il!eas<
n which it appears that after Mi
SIr. Jones. he drew aweh-r. wie
w:gs prevented from shiooting l
interferenice of Mr. Blease. au
beinog "passed (out thle front dloor
two oicers. Worse and worse
.Johnrstone appearis to have mad
alking arscnal of himselif p)repar:
to representing his client.
Crime in Court.
hme shootin. affair hetween Johi
ie and .Jones demionstrates beyou
Ioiubt that the Jaws of this Stat
most recklessly and diabolicall
egardled whenever and w hermv
wits the i prposes of parties
1l of the circumstances of thi
zraceful duel on]iv intensify an
eken the ecrime comn oit ted, and :
prove that in tihe maintenance o
peace and dignity of the St:at
So uthi Carol in a the kias! is now I
2xpected where tihe nois/ is due.
hie court room is the last nlace a
th to be selecte t for t he commui
a of crime. Crime is alwa~
Lk. but it is ten tliousan d t im<n
re so whien it is committed witfli
very precincts of a Temple of JU
.and especia.ily. by those wi
looked upon as preservers of tl
cc. andl who are hy their swol
bi llicers of the court.
f we are iiot iud:aken. bir. Job
nec was a mcetmber of the HouseC
:rsnaives when the carryir
conceale d wea:pons1 was imade.
nee in /w jiunishiable by PIne
law h:a- viola.ted it ini a mno
ravating 'iegree. Ile and M1
eo. uoi the p assage of h<
's while engaged in a little 'Tri;
tce ecase. made TlriailJusti(
ase's ICourt room a duelintg fiel,
~apoJns were drawn and their to
1.s were empi jtied in less than a mi
;and fr,um all of the circumstanec
time affray such was the intentl(
the parties when they went in
urt on that mnorning. It is sa
it the Court room was crowde
rtuniately the jeopardized lives
innocenut spectators were spare
.Johuistone received three slig
unhds rud Mr. Jones was sh
OtII ihc bOtin. Wha a scene
a Court room.: Wh at a co::mentary
upon,: law and safty i in outil Caro
i the JohnstonC-Jones case is not
n-ade an exapiil)e O. 'i. t:e p1tle.
of this State will know hereafter ti:at
1 law adi(i Court louses amount to ab
soiuteit in South Caoln.
- iolence anl BloD Despite E<utIatlion
1. ! ip 'i | -,i l,.
It is an old saving that misery
Ioves Company, bIt Go'! forbid that
we shoil 1find any com uifort in the
nis!ortunes of our neiglmhors. And
_ stil: we cannot lelp renarking. in
connection is;:h the Newberrv affray.
that we have never known Edgefield
mna of like position, edllcation. ad
vaut:'ores nd surroundings, to com
mit such deeds of blood. The
bloody mneia :1 our conty have gen
erally been lacking in these things.
Jo!mstone and Jones. in Newberry.
have tlhroughout the:r lhvCs enjoyed
every advantag'e that inoney and ed
ucat:on and ch ristianuity could give
'-In!soent P' ippyI'''
A pretty hard phrase to pat up
w:th: A Newberry correspondient
of the Neas c' oui;r says tOIs is
what Johnstol:e called Jones, where
r upon Jones drew his pistol and fired.
The correspondent adls
""So far I have heard very little
comment on the aiTair her, except
expressions of deep regret that the
thing should have taken place. The
fact of t-heir going armed in violation
o. the law is. of course, condemned
by our citizens. and if they had not
been armed with pistols it is hardly
nrobable that any lives would have
been jcopGrdized. When the shoot
in1g took place they Were o1ly thlree
or four feet apart. The editorial of
tihe Kees ':ail (rihr to-day on the
subject of earrying pistols concealed.,
in violation of law, is endorsed by
Yes, "insolent puppy is an ex
trc:neiy ugly phrase be applied to
a white man. Men who indulge in
1 this sort of arrogance are generally
taught a serious lesson suoner or lat
S 1 Jrc'l l Eurfcr -pri-e.
The uffair has assumed a new coml
e lexion. in that Col. Zones died
from the eilects of his wound. the ver
diet of the Coroner's jury being that
deathi resulted n:om a pistol shot
.wound inflicted by Col. .Johnstone,
who was placed under arrest to be
tried for homicide. - In the prelimni
.nary examination .a clear case
r self-defcee was established, and
bail was granted MIr. .Johnst->ne in
tesum of *150. We notice the
comment of a fewi of our most valued
- exchanges on this un fortunate affair,
aud are inclined to think some of
ethem treat the case in hand a little
harshly. The people of Newberry
county, as a rule. are a law-abiding
p)eople andm we feel satisfied that jus
tice will be meted out in this case.
In thle first place. if Mr. .Jones had
nlot wantonly ; iolated the law against
dcearry'ing concealed the ready deadly
wieapon. the unfobrtu nate afiTair would
have been avoided. Ile has p)aid
d (early vfor that vioiation, and Mr.
Johnstone w1dl no dioubt~ suiT1er the
pe nahy of law for carryingf cor.eealed
deadlyv wennions. Buit it the news
paper reports can he relied upon
and we pre'ism they can. for we
think we have a true version of this
case-Col. Johnstone will have little
0 trouble in establishiing the fact be
fore a court of justice that he acted
in defece oi hi- own life. As it
appearS. lie was not the aggressor. and(
only used his pistol when he was be
ing fired upon, defendingr hi misell
aralnst his anta'ronist.
A iteatniirul Tribute&.
.Ias. I'wi j.a.. Ia ..li,Ip ! .]
11 The ragedy at N ewherry. reporte
last week, b.us had iu a n. endiung
rI!. .John 13. J7ones has passed! inti.
eternity. Knowi''~ing~ h;im as wte di
wec w'rite o hi l i: : b a ' sai eart a:a
age' when ie w~'sith~ its reah ties wa:
no 'iram. lie. ha.i r'alizd that i
Las its pleasures and. 5astimes. No
-idws h le pe:rformuing thow- uth-s.
and ma nfl!!y did he meet t:e hard
ships. when his life w.as required ol
e him. Nor this last and hardest tasih
- of all diid hCen riig!v perform.i.
pea)Cieaably, unmIiiur:fm-ing..ly. yea. tri
s (;od wh av t
n 31r. .Jon:es was kn:own1 to us in al
omost every circle of life. In his~
d home he was the kindl. dutiful, con
1. siderate son and affectionate brother
>fAs a friend. he was faithful. constan'
1. and attentive. As a conmpanion. h<
it was gen-'ial. pleasant aind a:Tale. A:
>a lawyer,hewsc:into :
ri.t am(l patriotie. Of pleasing :d
lrss a:ud courteous in manners, little
did we tlink his end would be so
As an intimate friend and as one
W,:o loved and respected him, we pay
this humble t ibute from the heart.
To his immediate family we can
extend the-sympathy of this comI
nity. and may lie who rules the in
habita:m-s of the earth bless this aiflic
tion to their welfare.
A:. !mpromt.u dueel.
It is indeed a travesty on the ma.
jesty of the law when such promi
nent men openly violate it in so out
raeous a manner, and its severest
peialty should be meted out in pun
ishment for this grave offence. We
concur in the tollowing editorial ut
terances of the Xeu-s ld Courier
concerning the affray
--Tle trivial case in which they
were engaged has been amicably ad
iusted. and their honor, it is to be
presunedf&. i has been vindicated by
the blood which was shed in Trial
.us.ice Blease's court. But this
should not be the end of the matter.
Certainly there should be some
means by which the evil example
that has been set in Newberry can
he met. If this of:ence is allowed to
go unpunished, our urt houses
should be sealed up, for there will no
longer be any place for judges and
ARiTI1tUR IIUILI:. EDITOR.
i am inclined to think that we fail
to advancc our pupils in the study of
language, because of mistaken ideas
about the subject, a failure to inter
est our pupils, because we begin to
teach technical grammar too early,
and also a want of time to carry out
Without attaching blame to any
one, I have seen pupils with books
ir. their hands beyond their compre
hension. A pupil of mine had studied
grammar before he came to me, he is
studying it still, and I must confess.
I have failed to teach him anything.
The fault may be at my door, but I
think it is because he began the sub
ject,before he could read in,elligently,
he became disgusted, and does not
scn any use in the study. Bevond
a doubt we can (do nothing in this
subject if our pupils cannot read
understandingly. But we are well
aware that we must begin early if we
would accomplish anyvthi ng. WVhat
then must we do.?
In my humnble opinion a system of
language lessoas is the thing. on a
plan somewhat like the fcllowing.
Of course the teacher must suit the
plau to his needs. un]less he uses a
text-book and wishes to adhere close
ly to the plan of his authors:
1. I teach the class what a noun is,
I bring the class up equipped with
tablets and p)encils, ask one of the
class to nam)e an object wich he saw
on the way to school. iIe gives a
name. I require the class to write
that namre. In like manner I have
them to write a number of names.
liy a:ppropriate questions the class is
ad i to understand that the words
they havwe written are all the names
of things. animals, &c. Then g~ive
tat~ claiss of words th~e :ignificant
4I tak e up the verbs,.and by a se
ries of (iuestions 1 get the pupil to
asb:~n an act or state to each of the
nae hey had written in the pre
vious le.sson. TIhen I show them
that tee words form a class distinct
fronm th'e first list of words. Give
this~ class of words the name adcin
n:rs W hen the class understands
ceto classes of words I vary by
making the nouns plural, then teach:
the th ue of siuch wo)rds as i-s and
q,. h''s and /mo. cow'm and 'nn. &c.
. I te:wbh them: wh:at pr.onouns are
ndowused. by us5ing' a hnmber of
examle.I take up I ne'. he, lini;
e.. an2 illu;strate the use of each.
I Cow. is~ p)lan with tihe other
ass. o words, andl from what little
exINriece~L I have had in using it. I
amn sure~ .t pay-s. This plan can be
carried out wiou.t books in the
haaS of the pup~dis, but with mnuch
less work on the part of the teacher
I -s the p)ictures given in the
byooks. requiring the pupil to write
snort stories about them, alway re
memboerin g to have the pupil write
such sentences as will illustrate the
class of words we are studving. But
there is a difiiculty- which we have tc
meet. It is a want of time. I use
what time I ha:ve at my comm and,
with~ the claiss. and then send them
to their seats with work assigned
which kc ets them busy for some
In a plan of this kind we teach
reading, writing, spelling, The use of
words, the capitals and punctuation,
all at the san,e time in a pleasant, in.
telligent way. If any one has a plan
which covers this subject, I would be
pleased to have it from him.
J. M. II.
National Educational Association.
The ollicers of the National Associ
ation are doing all in their power to
make the next meeting at Chicago,
July 12--16, not only the largest as
semblage of teachers and friends of
education ever convened, but also
one of permanent good to the cause
of education and the profession of
The openng address will be de
livered by Richard Edwards, L.L.D.,
State Superintendent of Education of
Illinois. The general programme for
the six sessions is all completed.
One topic will be considered during
each session, and ample time will be
allowed for discussion. The topics
are timely, and are in the hands of
such eminent educators as W. T.
Harris, L. R. Klemm, J. 11. Vincent,
and many more as eminent. The
railroads will sell teachers and all
school officers round-trip tickets for
one fare, plus two dollars to pay for
a membership coupon. Excursions
are arranged to Alaska, Yosemite
Valley, Chautauqua, Yellow Stone
Park, a:d many other places of in
terest, at very low rates.
For further particulars address A.
G. Lane, Chicago, Ill.
There is no doubt that there is too
often complaint that many things
are taught in school that will never
be of any practical use. Many say
(those who don't know any better
and are not willing to learn;) that
there is no use teaching algebra,
geometry &c.. in the common schools.
They say that nothing of a practical
nature is to be derived from the
study of these branches. This is ig
norance inexcusable. They say that
they want their children to have a
thorough knowledge of arithmetic,
and this is sufficient. It may be
sufficient for some, but not for all.
It is to be doubted whether one can
know the underlying principles of
arithmetic without some knowledge
of the higher mathematics. People
in these times of progress are entire
ly too p)ractical. they think too much
about utility. The teaching of any
thing, the practical application of
which is not plainly evident, is to be
dispensed with. They have forgot
ten that the discipline of the mind
is accomlished by the hard study of
those things which are often seem
Useless A rithmetical Operat ions
.Will some one explain the use of
teaching .operations in arithmetic
that will never be used in practical
If a teacher taught only what was
actually used, but very little mathe
matics would be necessary. There
is very little use of performing op
erations that wvill never be used, if
the performance is mechanical; but
there is g-eat value in the mental
power that has been developed in
order to perform those operations in
telligently. It is too true to be re
peated, but it is also too true to be
forgotten, that mathematics, a much
abused science. is beautifully adapted
to the developmnent of the reason
ing power. Higher mathematics.
"uselesg operations," like the food
we take into our bodies becomca as
simiilated. and changes into mental
power Not, all good minds have
been good mathematicians, but show
me a good mathematician and I will
show you a good mind.
In examples like: Mississippi river,
Lake Michigan, Gulf of Mexico, &c.,
should we commenoe both class
name arnd distinguishing word with
a capital letter Is it not sufficient
to begini the distinguishing word only
n ith a c'apitli
Th;e Teachers' Column will be ed
ited for a few weeks by Mr. J. M.
Iienry. We hope that all the teach
ers ot the county will come to his
aid, and will not leave everything
for him to do.
WXill somne one tell us in what di
rectioni from us is a point on the op
posite side of the earth and on the
same p)arallel of latitude. Let us
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