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WM. P. HOUSEAL, I roriet9rs.
NEWBERRY, S. C,
THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1887. T
We return our thanks to the Asso
ciation of graduates of the South
Carolina Military Academy for an
invitation to attend the commence
ment this week. We are sorry we
were unable to attend.
As many of our farmers as can
should attend the farmers Interstate
Encampment at Spartanbur. next
week. They would certainly be b
benefitted by such a trip.
On July 21s., the democrats of
Ohio nominated Mr. Thomas E. Pow
ell as their candidate for Governor.
Mr. Powell is said to be a strong
an, and there seems no dissatisfac
tion among the democrats at the
nomination. Governor Foraker will
probably be nominated by the repub
licans. It is important to the party
that the democrats should carry Ohio
in the State election.
We are sorry we could not attend
the base ball and tournament celc
bration held at Ureenwood last Wed
nesday. The game of ball between
Greenville and Columbia, in which
Greenville won by a score of - to E
in ten innings, has led to much news
paper controversy between Columbia
and Greenville. No fault was found
with the umpire by the critics, but the
emthusiasm of the crowd was the
trouble. We expect the cause of this
enthusiasm was the money that was
up cn the game and was soon to
change hands. The gambling craze
has taken complete possession of our
people it seems, and they bet on
almost anything and everything. We
invite attention to an article on our
first page, "Who is responsible !"
THE SIIEAHiAN TRIAL.
The Laurens murder trial in the
case of John D. Sheahan for the kill
ing of R. L. Bishop was quickly got
ten rid of. Mr. Sheahan
bail by Juidge Wallace,
reason did not care for a
nefit of his client, it certainly, to
the least of it, was taking avery
fair aiantag of his position as
IBy the way, how is it that our es
*mcd contemporary, the Key:s awvl
,urier, heretofore so anxious for the
)od of sonic one, has had nothing s
say of this shooting affair.
As long as our juries justify every 1
mlicide. it matters not Law aggra
ting the circumstances, we may e
pet resort to mob law, because
) peop. will lose coi.fidece in the
stice of our courts. X
The very best men, and only such,
ould be allowed to serve, or be eli
bie to serve, as jurors.
;: EX I'::II ETAL WTATIO 6.
We desire to direct attention to t
e resolution adopted by the Farm
s' County Club on last Saturday in t
ard to the experimental stations.
e thin it wise and proper, and
4)e the Board of Agriculture will
at in accordance with this resoiction,
they find they have it in their
ower so to do, as we think they
ave from the words of the Act. We
ave thought all along that it would
e unwise to establish two experi
iental stations when an agricultural
ollege is in contemplation. The
tation was designed by the friends
f the college as a nucleus out of
hich it is hoped a college will
pring. Then why have two experi
aental stations, and spend money on
hem, and finally have a rivalry be
ween them for the college.
The matter should be left open if
ossible until the next session of the
,egislature, and the Act should be so
mended as to provide for but one
tation, with the understanding that
?rhicheve'r place secured the 'station
night expect the location ;f the col
lege, if we are to have one. We have
never opposed the establishment of
an agricultural college, and do not
now oppose it, because the farmers,
seem determined to have it, and if
they are willing-to pay for it, we do
not care, but we have never been of
the opinion that such a college would
prove the panacea for all their woes
that some seem to imagine.
The money, in our opinion, neces
sary to establish and keep going an
agricultural college would be much
more wisely spent, and do a vast
deal more good, if gliven to our com
Give our boys and girls good comn
mon school advantag~es and you in
this way reach all of them, and they
will make good farmers and good
good farmers' wives. We think this
should be done first, and we say so
because we think it would be best for
aban-rtXeet ana 1s now free
from the law so far as this case is
concerned. The citizens of Laurens,
since his acquittal, have held an in
dignation meeting at the result. An
account of the trial and of this meet
ing may be found elsewhere in this
paper: From the statemoet we first
had of the killing, it looked very
much to us like a case of wilful mur
der. We refrained from comment
because this statement was but an
ex parte account. We have since
seen the account giving Mr. Shea
ban's defense, and our opinion in re
;ard to the crime is still that it was
i case of murder, if it is possible to
make out a case of murder in this
soantry. But the jury rendered a
rerdict of not guilty, and tuereby
ustify Mr. Sheahan in taking the
ife of Mr. Bishop. Mr. Bishop was
shot down by Sheahan, who was
irmed with two pistols, and while he,
3ishop, was unarmed.
We do not desire the blood of any
ran, but human life is getting to be
00 cheap. It is getting to that point
hat men who have money, and of
ourse the influence which it brings,
lo not mind shooting down their
Leighbor, for they feel that no jury
rill convict them of murder. We
ometimes wonder if our people are
ot becoming opposed to capital pun
shment any way. We think that if
ur juries, in plain cases of mn
rould let the people their
erdicts that :ty would cer
',eethe stern mandates of
ie law, 'there would be fewer bomi
des in this State. More regard
iould be be had for the life of our
Ilows. We should not put so low
2 estimate upon human life as to feel
liberty to take it for an imagined
rong, or for little or no provocation.
id when we do take it in this way
e should be made realize that ours
iall pay the penalty. Mr. Sheahan
free, and of him personally we have1
>thing to say. So far as this case
concerned the law cann'>t trouble
Since this trial the citizens of
surens have held an indignation
eeting and condemned Sheahian,
e jury and correspondent of the <
eWs and Courier. This we do not ?
ink can do any good. Certainly c
ieahan should not be blamed for '
e verdict of the jury. They have
id he is not guilty, and he can't
Newspaper correspondents should t
very careful how they make state
mts about the public sentiment ofn
air communities. Certainly in tis
se, where the correspondent hada
en retained as counselfor the de
2dant, should great caution have
en exercised. If it was made with
nurpse, and that purposen for the .
The Sheahan Trial, seen
:pcia! to the 1eus and Courier. wind
LAURENS. July 21.-An immense but
"wd filled the Courthouse when, at bree
30 p. in. yesterday, Judge Pressley to sb
led the Sheahan case. After the plea Cr
not guilty had been entered by each my 1
the defendants, John D. and Eugene t Cals
heahan, Solicitor Duncan said that the take
tate elected to try John D. Sheahan was
rst. The prisoners were represented natc
y Messr.. Ferguson & Featherstone, Was
"all & Watts and Johnson & Richey,
hile the able solicitor is assisted by ness
[essrs. Haskell & Dial. The following thre
[-,en jurors were sworn : Samuel Le- dece
ian, foreman; W. L. Stone, Dorroh tive
olt, B. A. Martin, J. B. Peden, W. 11. dan,
orkman, J. F. Fowler, J. A. Fowler, i
V. L. Balentine, J. H. Allen and T. D. Joh
ack=. A s the panel was exhausted argu
udze Pres-ley ordered that a special SoH
enire be issued and the Court was ad- one
>ucied until 9 o'clock this morning. Jutd
lie jurors who had been sworn were- the,
laced in the custody of the sheriff so as die
o prevent any communication between an
lern and outsiders. 'po
This morning the twelfth juror, Mr. con
r. P. Sloan, was sworn in. Chief Jus- his
ice S:mpson, who had come as a spec- (left
ator, was invited to a seat on the bench. of t
)r. J. P. Simpson, who made the post-; i!
nortem examination, testified that he
onsidered the cause of death to be a bo
unshot wound entering the back, pass- at t
ng through the lungs and striking the -tw
;pinal column. Mr. J. R. Cooper, a alsc
suung merchant a:.d member of the city wi
ouncil, gave the following account of bet
he homicide: say
"On the 4th of July, about 9 o'clock, tha
[ was standing in our store door talking he
with Policeman Langston, when my at- he
tention was attracted to the Courthouse dec
door by some one suddenly turning his
about. At the same instant I saw She- ele:
ahan fire a pistol at Bishop, who threw hin
up his hands, hallooed and ran up the Co'
steps, while Mr. Sheahan fired two shots his
more at him. By that time Mr. Lang- fro
ston and myself had got up pretty near bin
them, and 3fr. Langston caught hold of wa
Eugene Sheahan. John Sheahan turned
and ran around on the left to the clerk's
office, looking into the windows as lie big
went around, and when he got to the de
third window lie looked in and tired one or
shot. He then went across to the fourth
window of the clerk's office. About fer
then I got up pretty close to him and lie re
turned right around with his pistol in foi
his hands and ordered me not to ad- hit
vance on him or he would shoot me. Bu
IIe passed then down and looked into Pe
the second and third windows from the
door, turned again and went back to ch
the fourth window, reached in and fired TI
two shots, making six shots in all. I ra
heard some one halloo at every shot. I th
had no weapon in my hand, but I re- C
mained there until Mr. Langston started an
towards John Sheahan, who told Langs
ton not to come on him. Langsten by IW
that time had a pistol, which I think lie at
,ot from Eugene Sheahan, and told di
John Sheahan not to fire any more.
John Sheahan looked back into the third to
window, then put his two pistols to- ti
gether and said: 'Here, I give up.' He
was turned over to the sheriff. In five t
minutes after the last shot I saw Bishop ti
dy'ng in the clerk's office." W
Policeman Langston, C. J. Hunt, Dr. f
J. T. Poole and J. O. Templeton gave in
substance the same account, after which "
the State closed its case.
J. F. Thompson, the first witness for
the defence, said that he was a clerk in
Sheahan's dry goods store. While talk- A
ing to Bishop about a bill which Bishop
owed Sheahan, Bishop commenced abus-t
ing Sheahian, saying, "You go over there
and tell him I say he is a -- --- red-. r
headed - of a --. More than ta,
g--- d-- him, I will shoot his ---
--heart out." I went over to the 3
store and told Mr. Sheah-n wir~ 0
wards rep ubject. If the ~
She - (e, let us have but one b
experimental station, and no money --
spent on any until the action of the d<
next session of the Legislature.
AN INFANT MURDERESS. al
A Negro Girl Seven Years Old, KI(Ils- m
one Chi'd anid Attempts the Life of "
. Another. e
Greencille Neu,es, July 20G. w
.T rial Justice P. J. Verdin, who lives d<
in Butler township, about 14 miles from te
the city, brought in a prisoner to tire al
Coiunty .jail yesterday. The prisoner di
v:as a negro girl, not over seven year's
old, and small even for that tender age. at
The story of tihe crime for which the in
fant criminal is being held to account h<
shows a depth of juvenile depravity, of b<
cold biooded cruelty that is rarely is
equaled. The jail commitment gave th~e br
youthful prisoner's naime as Georgiana ti<
Hudson ; the offense, the miurde.r of ye
Wavely lippmrs. w;
.Th.e houses where the Hudson and afI
Tippmns families live on Lawrence br
Fowler's lahce, in Butler township, are 80
ordiniary negro cabins, located :tot far dr
from each other. Last Saturday morn- ab
ing, Ann Tippins and Fannie Hudson lot
went off to attend a celebration else.. 0v
where in the neighborhood,. expecting hi
to be gone all day. Ann Tippins left her fo:
one year old baby in charge of her son me
George, who is five years old, and Fan- to
mue Hudson left her three children, pe
Georgianar, Tommy and Sam, seven, m<
five and three years old respectively. afi
When the two women came back about Bi
sundown, .it wras to lind that Georgiana as]
hiad in a lit of rage, killed the year old t'1
imfanit, Wavely Tippins, and made an dI
imetrectual attempt to take the life of m<
the five-year old boy George. Nonie of Bis
the children had gone away, the mur- liq
dered cl.did alone being a~bsent, and th<
from their stories, told at the coroner's yoi
inquest Sunday, were gathered the de- till
tails of the crimue- ste
It appears that after the two women IJ
eaway, Georgiana went down th<n
nd brought the two Tlippins children fro
up to her mother's house. What w-as a
the cause of her wrath did not appear hiir
in tihe testimony of the children, but ini sto
a it of fiendish cruelty, the young girl ontn
beat the babe on its head, and allcover har
ats body, rubbing sand in its eyes and
mouth, and then linding it dead, strip- piut
pc_d the garments off' the body and threw at
tilm the wvell near the house. W hen the frie
body was re coyered, it showed signel of ha(
iorrible beating and bruising, the skull dur
being fractured, the right leg broken to
mdt the chest crushed in. But it was o'cl
lot merely a momentary lit of madness, the
cor' tIhe precocious criminal next turnedl Bis
:o George Tippins. The boy was too the
wear her own age and strengthi, howv- thia
ver, and she failed in her effort to kill Jthal
dim. In her rage, she tore the latch stoi
rom, the door, amid beat him with it, noh
>ruiisimg hu.n very severely. She tried thal
o throw in in the wveil, but as shre ino
ierself said, "he kicked," and she w'Il
:o:dd'nt get hinm in. The boy's bruises tok
vere seen at the inquest, showing too rihe
veil, the trmth of that part of the Bisl
The peculiar nature of the crime, com- lie
aitted as it was by a mere child, pro- the
lued some excitement, but more cur!e baci
'sity im the neighborhood. A coroner's rect
ury was impannelled Sunday morning, safe
ud after examining the mothers of the to
biildren and the children themselves, teei
'ho were the only direct witnesses, that
endered a verdict that the deceased, drir
V 'avely TIippins, had come to his death fore
t the.liar-ds of Georgiana Hudson. In tow:
ompniance with that verdiet, the justice aboi
onmmitted the child to.iail. Curiosity of t
!mpted many to go to thre jail yesteirday dow'
iid see tihe child murderer arid it was'lhe<
oticeable that colored women were the arid
tost. numerous and eager. She seemed met
ot at all displeased at her novel situa- as i
on, an d stood at thiecell door or walked Of
bout hm the room, where she is con- then
ned at the rear on the first tioor with fend
everal negro women. The child's face once
as rio marks of dlepravity, and her an- ever
vers to questions are clear. She told kill
many conflicting stories of the murder thot
answer to numerous. ur..h
a gtx in the clerk's office. That is
I followed him around to the side
ow. Bishop was in his shirt sleeves,
I had seen him carry a pistol in his L
:hes pocket. I thought he was going
oot me down at any moment."
oss-exanined : "I telegraphed for A
>rother. who was in Greenville, be
e I thought he ought to be here to
care of my mother and sister if I
killed. I shot Bishop for a combi
)n of reasons; a sutficient reason
that I was defending my life."
reply the State put up several wit
es to prove that they heard no
its from the deceased and that the f
ased was a boisterous and vitupera
man, but that he was by no means
,erous, and was in fact a coward.
assrs. Haskell for the State and o
isoni & Ferguson for the defence b
ed the ca e exhaustively and ably. 'T
:itor Duncan's closing speech was c
of the greatest efforts of his life. C
e Pressley dalivered his charge to e
ury while the greater part of the au- I
ce stood on the stairs and benches I
listened with intense interest. He J
e for about fifteen minutes. It was J
:eded on all sides that the effect of J
words would be directly against the J
ndant. The following is a summary
be most important portion, and will n
cate its tone :
What are the circumstances you are n
nd to consider? How he came to be q
he place of the shooting armed with 1
pistols, and his brother behind him <
armed. You are bound to consider t
ther there was previous concert 1
ween them on this matter. You will i
how these facts tally with his story 1
it was an accidental meeting and 1
fired in self-defence. Furthermore i
says that after he tired he pursued the
eased, not for the purpose of taking l
life, but for fear he had a gun in the
rk's office, and was prepared to shoot
i. How does that tally with Mr.
per's story and with the fact that
brother so prevented the marshal
rn arresting the defendant as to enable
I to give three more shots after he
s ordered to cease firing."
urther on he said :
'I charge you that the doctrine of
her law is the most dangerous and
tructive doctrine that can penetrate
rule a country."
le then went on to show that the de
idant could have had adequate legal
iress for the alleged slander by a suit
damages, and could have protected
nself against the harm he feared fromn
shop by having him placed under a
&bout 7 o'clock the Judge finished his
arge and the case went to the jury.
ie trial had been dispatched with a
pidity attributable in great measure to
s torture of existence in the stifling
>urt-room. The Court took a recess
d the jury went into their rooni.
Judge Pressley left the Court-room,
licating that he might return to Court
9 o'clock, but that hour passed and he
Al not come. At last, at 10 o'clock, it
came known that the Judge intended
let the jury pass the night in medita
Sheahan, who had been kept waiting
the west room, was taken to the Jail,
e spectators were cleared out of the
est room and the jurors ushered in it
r the night.
It is considered that a mistrial is al
THE PRISONER ACQUITTED.
LAURENS, July 22.-1 A. .-Special:
.t 12.20 nearly everybody in Laurens
as abed, when the announcement came
rat the jury had agreed upon a verdict.
he prisoner was brought to the Court
om and placed in the dock. Lamps
urned dimly. Mr._J..T.LJohiasoggw
te only gH1iS threats, calling
e aa thief, and charging him witEh
arning his own property at Waterloo.
a Monday morning he told me, "John
heahan, - - him, I will kill him
afore night." He also called him a
-. As soon as Mr. Sheahan came
>wn I told him.
MIessrs. M. A. Fowler, E. Y. Mc
nown. J. P. Driscoli, J. F. Robertson
id H. M. Wright testified to threats and
)usive languag uttered on the streets
id in the town cahaboose by. Bishop
~ainst Sheahan and his clerks, and
~en imputing a lack of chastity to
cahiani's mother and sister, all of which
as communicated to Sheahan. Thre
~fence called numerous witnesses, who
stitiedl that the deceased was by gener
reputation a rowdy, a boisterous and
The defendant then took the stand
"I came here from Washington, Ga.,
>t quite three yeatrs ago, though I was
>n and raised in Augusta. Ny family
comiposedh of my mother, sister and
'other. Up to the 2d instant the rela
>:rs between Bishop and myself were
ry friendly. A bill from my store
is presentedh to him on that day, but
ter talking with Mr. Thompsorn, who
ought it back unpaid, I said : 'You
back and tell Bishop that I have a
aft to pay to-day, and if he will be
le to lend me $15 I will consider it a
an,' and Thompsdn went back. While
en there Bishop commenced abusing
xi. A few moments after I was ina
rmed that Bishop demanded a settle
ant, and I saidi, all right. I didn't want
have any fuss with Bishop as I was a
aceful man, but a settlement suited
all right. So we had a settlement
er dinner. I was in my office when
hop came to my back window and
led me if I had got that money. I
d him Ilhad, and he said, 'You are a
-d rascal; I don't want to have any
>re dealings with you.' I said, 'Now.
shop, 30on are under the influence of
nor, this is niot a time to talk about
>se kind of things ; I am busy, and if
.x have got anything against me wait
you get sober.' He went back to his
re, and prob>ably an hour after that
~eard very loud cursing. I was in
back of the stone, andi I went to the
nt door and heard Bishop calling me
d-d rascal, and saying that I had
ed a negro to burn an outhouse and
re in Waterloo, and I remarked to
of the boys that was pretty d-d
d to take.
He was subsequently arrested and
in the guardhouse, but was released
9 o'clock. On Sunday I visited a
nud at the hotel and was told that he
I continued thuis abusive language
ing the night. Monday I came down
the store late, probably half-past '7
ock. Mr. Driscoli, who opened up
stone, lhad told mne that he had heard
hop abusing me in the rear part of
store again that morning. and said~
I was a red-headed-of a-, and
I had hired a negro to burn out a
e, and he said he is not respectable1
ow: his mother and sister (I blush
:1I have got to tell it here) were noth-I
but---anyhow, commuon street
kers in Augusta. Mr. Driscoll also
i me that Mr. Wright hail been in
-e and told himi that lie had heard 5
uop make a similar remark. Later t
hie told me that Mac Fowler had said r
heard Bishop a while ago continue '0
abuso, asserting that he would take .a
a nothing. I started out then to cor-' C
the combination on Mr. Patton's
.I was going down to Geo. Poole's
et a drink. I got d.own ten or fif
feet ini tire alley, I soliloguized
it would be better for me niot te ,
k anything as I might be killed be
night, so I turned around and went t'
trd Mr. Patton's store. As I got h
it ten &eet from the southeast corners
he Courthouse Mrk. -Bishop came
n the' street. I neyer saw him till 0
:ot down to the bottom of the steps, 8
as he got on the ground our eyes
simultaneously. Hie made a motion
to draw a weapon from his pocket,
tourse I expected to be~ killed right
,and I pulled out my pistol to dJe
myself. Everybody had told me
while we were friends that if he
had a quarrel with me, he would d
mne any way he could do it. I ei
gut right off he went into the Court- o:
e to shoot me from ush. had __
LAURENS AND LAW.
!URENS COUNTY DISCLAIMS P
SYMPATHY WITH SHEAHAN. Fra
Mass Meeting Held In the Courthouse beti
)enles that the People of the County J(
Believe that Bishop was Killed Jul
Jews and Courier. Nor
LAURENS, July 25.-The following T
Lrd has been generally circulated here grea
r sever:Ll days past: a '
PUBLIC MEETING. F
A meeting of the people of the county and
Laurens will be held in the Court- Eri
ruse on Monday next, the 25th instant. S
he object of said meeting will be to pro
>ntradict a telegram in the News and En
ourier stating that the people of this
)unty justify the homicide of R. L. C
W. Allison, W. E. Crisp, ro
ames Wham, A. C. Owings, P
.L. M. Irby, W. B. Stoddard, 'T
D. M. Shaw, A. S. Owings, at
H. Shell, F. R. Owing-;. ?1(
In accordance with the above an- wa
ouncement a public meeting was held 1
i the Courthouse to-day at 12 m. On sun
otion coroner J. J. Boozer was re- sul
uestcd to act as chairman and Dr. J. S. the
Volff as secretary. Upon taking the Z
hair Dr. Boozer thanked the people for bei
he honor of presiding over this, one of on
he most important meetings ever held in
n Laurens County, concluding his in
roduction by reading the call for the
neeting. Dr. Yourg read the follow- an
ng paper from Clinton: u
"We, the undersigned, citizens of th(
.aurens County, S. C., do hereby enter als
>r solemn protest against the impres- 4
ion made in the Ne.cs and Courier that dir
Ne justify the murder of Rufus L. Ra
This was signed by twenty-two prom- tu
nent Clinton men, and on the back of
,he paper was endorsed as follows: by
"We endorse any resolutions con- th
lemning the action of the jury which 1;
at upon this case, and also resolutions or
for getting rid of John D. Sheahan."
This paper was read amid lusty shouts $0
and cries of "Hang him!" The follow- th
ing committee was appointed to draw 18
suitable resolutions expressing the sense
of this meeting: J. R. Switzer, J. F. '
Ramage, D. C. Smith, J. H. Shell and
J. H. Owings. After the committee had do
been out four minutes the following res- si
olutions were reported:
"Whereas on the 4th day of July,18S87,
Rufus L. Bishop, upon the streets un
armed and unawares, was slain by John
D. Sheahan while running and appealing et
for mercy, and whereas, in a few min- Ia
utes after the said homicide Jos. T. John- is
son, a paid correspondent of the News ai
and Courier, and the attorney for John
D. Sheahan, without undertaking to y
find out the opinion of the people of sa
Laurens, but, as we believe, to forestall re
and operate upon public opinion and to B
muzzle the public press of the State, did 1a
telegraph to the Aews and' Courier the
following words, to wit: -
"The defence claims it was done in a
self-defence, and so says public seuti- a
ment," and whereas, the said John D. t:
Sheahan has been tried and acquitted J
by a jury of this county; now, therefore, w
be it resolved by the people of Laurens.
in mass meeting assembled: I
"First. That the said telegram was a r
malicious libel and slander upon the o
people of Laurens County. e
"Second. Be it further resolved, That t
while we do not wi-h to impeach the
motives of the~ jury impanelled in said
ease, Wis'present. 'Ix. toojt 3
wait for the clerk. HIe eatme at 12.45. C
Then the jury filed in.
The usuail solemn inquiry was made f
by the clerk. He received the verdict
and read it. "Not guilty." Silence, a
broken by a furious rapping. "~Bring v
that party here," said Judge Pressley c
sternly. "It was the prisoner, your e
Honor," explained a tipstaff. "Oh !" u
said the Judge. Sheahan was so agi
tated by his acquittal that his knuckles t
or feet rattled against the (lock. Mr. 1i
Johnson presented an order for Shea- t~
han's release, which was signed. (
Court has adjourned. N. G. G.
A CHARGE OF BRIBERY.
Special to the News and Courier. $
COLUMBIA, July 22.--A mistrial in the ti
Sheahan ease was expected in Laurens c
because several members of the jury a
were believed to favor the prisoner. Trhe 11
State, having only two challenges, was t<
able merely to retire two of the most ti
obnoxious candidates for the panel. The b
verdict, however, was not a surprise. in
Thue representatives of the State during
thesprogress of the tr'al had information n~
that several of the jurors had been tL
bribed to acquit Sheahan. They en-:.
deavored to get this put in the form of se
affidavits for use in Court, but could not
induce their informants to take this gi
step and nothing was done. The opin- p:
ion gains ground that it will be imoossi
ble to convict a white man of murder La
until the law is so changed as to allow ti
the State to challenge a large number of rt
Cleveland's Southern Tor. o
WASHINGTON, July 24.-The details *
of the President's trip to Atlanta havetl
been arranged. The special train will
leave this cty on Sunday night, October
10, and will reach Atlanta on Monday
night. The President will spend Tues
day and Wednesday in Atlanta.
He will be escorted through Virginia TI
by Governor Lee and his staff, through A
North Carolina by Governor Scales and fa
his staff, and through South Carolina b,y TI
Governor Richardson and his staff, all W
oi whom will go with him to Atla ita; id
At the Georgia line he will be met by W:
Governor Gordon and staff. At At- s I
lanta hie will be met by the Gover- w(
nors and U7nited States Senators of th
various Southern States. It is ex
pected that he will spend Ttuesday lonk
*ng at the Exposition, and on Wednesday
will hold a public reception and make a
:hort address. H.
TH E BENGAL OYCLONE, an
FIhe stormz JSages for seven Days...a
Eight JJundrg tL ven LoMt. fu
SAN FRANcIsco, July 25,-The P~aci
ic mail steamer City of Riode Janeiro
Lrrived last night, bringing Hong Kong
advices to Jul3 1 and Yokohama news s01
o July 9.. By the los-s of the steamer spi
ir Johsn Laterence in the Bay of Bengal, tini
eiore reported, 800 lives were lost, tac
nainly fematles, of the best families in w1iI
~engal on a pilgrimage to Jiaggernaut oft
rom the 21st to the 26th of May aT.
yelone raged in the Bay of Bengal, ir.
ntLh disastrous results to shipping and for
ttepded with great loss of life. The
tormn was the severest experienced in I eI
hat quart:er since 1860, judgipg from the In.
eports of vesseis wivJhi weathered it. p11
'he passengers on board the .#ir .fon ga
laerence numbered 740, the officers and~ we
rew numbering 50. syt
Prohibition In Anderson. Ha
&eccial to A4ugust.z Chsronicle. t
ANGEsSoN, July 26.--Judge Nor- hatl
>n has declar'ed in fayor o.f the pro- age
ibitionists and ordered the cornypis- it
oners to call an election on the 16th trUi
SAugust, and if necessary receive B
gners up to the day of election. '
.. hlc at Sqnynleryihie. """ ?
Special to the Resgister.
SUMMERVJLLE, July 26.-.On Mo10- an~c
Sy at 121t05 a. in., we were salut- con
L.by another roar and a slight shock Ison
earthquake, -and.t.fterwards thei-e knc
NEWS IN BRIEF.
pular feeling in Germany against
aee is less intense.
mperor William is said to be in
er health than for some time past.
>hn Taylor, president of the Mor
i church, died at Salt Lake City
ow sale of Texas cattle in the
thwest is fast rendering packing
ses in Texas a necessity.
he funeral of Alfred Krupp, the
Lt German gun manufacturer, was
ost imposing affair.
ifteen Italian laborers were killed
many badly injured July 21 on the
Railroad, near Hoboken.
:anley, the explorer, is making
ress in his journey for the relief of
in Bey in Central Africa.
Dl. L. P. Grant has retired from the
sidency of the Atlanta and West
nt Road. He is succeded by C. H.
he steamship Alter, which arrived
New York on July 22, brought
1,500 in gold. No notice of thisgold
made prior to its arrival.
resident Cleveland is spending the
amer at his villa in Oak View, a
urb of Washington. He goes to
city only when necessary.
'he directors of the Columbia, New
ry and Laurens Railroad transacted
y routine business at their meeting
Columbia Tuesday night.
bill taxing wine rooms ten thous
1 dollars passei the Georgia House
y 20 by the requisite majority. It is
>ught that the Senate will pass it
)wing to the illness of a leading
ector, the meeting of the Three C's
ilroad men in Washington has been
stponed. Senator Butler has re
ned to South Carolina.
)reat damage was done on Monday
storms in New England. Along
a State line of Massachusetts and
w York not a mill is left in working
fficial returns show that 9,140 per
2s were evicted in Ireland during
e quarter ended June 30. Of these
3 were re-admitted as tenants and
37 as care-takers.
Dr. E. D. Stanford, an active candi
.te for the United States Senate to
cceed Senator Beck, died at Louis
Ile, Ky., last Tuesday. He was one
the wealthiest men in the State.
e had been married two weeks.
Fourteen American fishermen were
ptured by the Canadian authorities
3t Monday while trespassing in Brit
a water in seine boats. The vessels
id rest of the crews escaped.
Uncle Joe McDonald has been inter
ewed by a Chicago reporter. He
ys that Cleveland has made a good
cord and is thoroughly conscientious
e thinks the outlook is good Cleve
nd's nomination and election in 1888
Lloyd Martin, colored, was lynche<
Johnsonville, La., last Tuesday b3
mob of colored persons. Martin bru
Lily murdered his father-in-law, Bot
ones, who tried to prevent him fron
,hipping his wife.
A washout occurred on the Erii
ailroad July 25, the track being car
ed away while a train was passin
ver it. Twenty cars loaded wit]
beese went into a ditch and were te
'Third. Tnat we pledge ourselves it
ividually and collectively to maintai
nd vindicate the law of our State in th
Fourt h. That we regard John D. She
han, though acquitted in the court, &i
oid of any respect for the laws of on
Duntry, having been charged at- nearl
very court since he has been amongs
s for violations of law.
Fifth. That a copy of thr'se resolu
ons and the Judge's charge be pub
shed in the newspapers of the coun ty
ie A ews and Courier and the August
Col. John L. M. liby moved that th
reamble and resolutions be adopted
hich called Mr. N. B. Dial to the IZoor
[r. Dial stated that he was employed b:
Je pro-ecution to aid the State in se
2ring the conviction of Sheahan, an<
counsel he could not endorse the reso
ition stating that Mr. Johnson had ut
red a malicious libel and slander upot
ie fair name of Laurens. He did no
slieve that it was said with malice
hile he did believe that it was false.
Mr. Dial was interrupted by Col. Irby
ho called the previovs question, an<
e mot,ion to adopt the resolutions
>Ove given wa carried without a dis,
On motion the papers from Clinton
yen above, were made a part of th<
oceedings of this meeting.
Your correspondent could not ascer,
im the number of persons present, bul
e large court-room was well filled witi
presentaitive men from all parts of the
unty. The voting, however, was nol
ry .general, and the whole meeting
cimpied less time than thirty minutes.
Not the least sign of liquor could be
eni any where, and since the meeting
ere i. not much excitement. J. C. G.
The Three C's.
Special to the Register.
EDGEFIELnh, July 23.-News from the
iree C.s, of which our branch from
igusta to Newberry is an important
3tor, contmnues to be encouraging.
ze directors .of the Three C's meet in
ashington to-day to ratify the con-sol
ttion, and it is expected that the wvork
11 be begun OnI our end at once. The
rveying corps when last heard from
re im Augusta preparatory to coming
A Colored Preacher Shot.
TATtEVIL~,M IS., July 24..-W.
Gattlim, colored pastor of the African
E. Church of this place, was shot
I killed to-day by officers who were
empting to arrest him. It is reeog
ed as quite an unfortunate homicide,
Battiin bore the character of a peace
Yet,ratp Capse of -Erysipilas Cured.
lentlemen=My little daughter wgs
ely afticeted with the erysipelas eyery
img nnd fall for eleven years, con
ning for about two months each at
k. It aff'ected the whole skin surface
h redness, thickening of the skin and
'n followed by a pustular eruption.
a phmysicia-ns failed to relieve or arrest
bnt the case grew worse every year
Lt the beginning of one oi her spells
>mmenced the use of Swift's Specific.
i few days it brought out a profuse
tula eruption,.which in a few days
s.ed away, leaving the child perfpptly
I, gnd shae has not ha4 an gttacli op a
iptomp of the .qisease since, nowr threy
rs ago, and nas bue*n in perfect health.
re given h.er a few bottles every
.ug and fall, and she has had no re
1 of the disease.
know that S. S. S. cured her, for she
it every fall and spring from the
of three, years to thirteen years.
is now sixteen years old, and has
hadi a spell in three years. Yours
,J. W. DUNK.
ryant-ville, K.y., Feb. 2, }p87,
reatise on Blood andl Skmn Ili'geQseg:
HE SWITr SPECIFIC Co., Drawer 3,
newly marrie<i igdy was telling
ther how nicely lier husband:
id write. "0, you should just see
e of his love letters." "'Yes, I
w," was the freezibg reply, "y~ve
a bushel of 'era'in iny trunks"
New Advertz sements.
To Cotton Ginners of Newberry.
We invite your attention to the, cele
brated Pratt Gins, Feeders and; Con
densers.. For circulars. terms and prices,
address McMASTER & GIBBES,
General Agents, Columbia, S. C.
Or WHEELER & MOSELEY, b
Agents for Newberry County,
7-28-6t Prosperity, S. C.
CALL ON i, N. MARTIN, AGENT, 3
FOR THE FOLLOWING SINS
L1m3 1US Gii.
Hal's Gin. j
Helena High School,'
Male and Female.
ARTHUR KIBLER, A. E., Principal101
Miss BEULAH E. GRENEKER, Ass'nt. c
Second Session Opens (
1 st Monday in September
and will continue nine calendar months.
Tuition $1 to $2 per month accorditng
Board can be had in private families
at from $7 to $10 per month.
For further particulars apply to the
Principal, or to
JAMES F. GLENN,
Secretary Board of Trustees.
JUST RECEIVED a fresh lot of
FRENCH CANDY, STICK AND
Green, Mixed and Black Teas. GOOD
Tennessee and Kentucky Flour-very
low price for fine'Flour.
sugar, Coffee, Molasses, Best Vinegar
at Hard Time Prices.
Astral Oil at 20 cents per gallon.
I have a lot of Goods I am
Anxtous to Sell
before the Fall tra:e connence-, and
will therefore give sonie
Bargains to Cash Buyers.
B. H. LOVELACE.
DUE WEST FEMALE COLLEGE,
DUE WEST, ABBEVILLE COUNTY, S. C.
Opens first Monday in October. First
class teachers. Course thorough and
standard high. Rooms comfortably fur
Dished. Special attention given to
Music. Art department an attraction:
Pupils made to feel at home. Moral
tone of the school good. Board and
regular tuition, including Latin, $165
1 the year.
For Catalogue, giving full particulars,
apply to the Principals.
-. ~ Mis. L. Ms. BONNER,
H. E. BONNER. S
- dis y-Laws, De
- caused |*
r ductor t& - Der
ing Port a Circularg, Du
- A violent
- eurred on th m Dei
coast of Alge
and the glare
visible for fif
A grand co
: pany, Sheffield a
road and Alabama
pany united into
making one of the la
ever organized in the Su
Hannibal Crosson, of Fairelo
died of hydrophobia last Friday.
was bitten by a strange dog which
vaded his yard in March last. He w
attacked with the disease on Sunday
and suffered horribly with convulsions,
snapping, growling and whining most
piteously until he died.
The Newfoundland bank fishery is
only partly successful. A large body
of northern ice huggen the Labrador
shor e all the long spring, and vessels
only reached Battle Harbor on June
24. 'rhere is dire pboverty now all
along that sterile coast.
A large number of distillers met in
Chicago last week to discuss the organ
ization of a whiskey trust on the plan
of the Standard Oil Company. It is
understood that the scheme will be in
full operation in a month and that the
name ado pted is "The Western Dis
tillers' and Cattle Feeders' trust."
Germania Assembly No. 7,598,
Knights of Labor, of Wilmington, Del.,
disbanded recently because of the
order prohibing the use of intoxicating
beverages at picnics and entertain
ments. The assembly numbered at
one time 91 members, but since the I
issuance of that order has fallen off to t
23. Itsi charter will be retu~rned.c
.Advices from Sicily say that fugi- 'C
tives from Catania are spreading chol
era throughout the island. Business
is at a standstill everywhere. Several
communes have been cordoned and
glaced under quarantine restrictions.
r'he heat is excessive, the thermometer
registering 95* in the shade.
Apother disa.ter opeurred ,Tuly 25 in
the fatal No. 1 slope ofile Buisquelaii
fia Coal.Company at Nanticoke, Pa. p
Gas was ignited by a blast, and three I
miners were so badly burned and e,
crushed that there is small hope of e~
their lives. One of them' lost four
brothers in the se.me mine in 1885, na
when twenty-six men were entombed ci
la @ft7 Where they still lie. d<
603 have been run on the cattle firs h
of Curtis and Atkinson, and E. Fi. and 3(
W. Inarn, in Texas. Their liabilities ca
are $550,000; assets $1,115,000. The n<
Henrietta National Bank, with a cap- w
ital stock of S150,000 and, deposits of bx
$87,000, closed its doors at noon July
2.5. The cause of the frilure is the de- of
jeased cop iition of the cattle market.
At the R.oane Iron 9,grpany's steel
mill at Chattanooga, .iepn., -Qn JuLIf
21, the fly wheel of the .mainmoth' en- I~
gine working the bl.oming rolls burst
and tore up the roof Of 'phe mills, for
tynpatply ilot injuring the machinery
workman were sle.eping uuder a shed
when the explosion occurred, and were of
burled under the debris of the roof. w
Hord was killed instantly and the "
other man was seriously hurt. The
wheel was twenty feet in diameter
and weighed twenty tons, and singu- at
lar enougn, but little damage was done
to the mill except telsofthe wheel
arnd the 1 p of thie roof. The loss
wire e aiutwg and a dela of
The Best S*lve in the world for Cuts. S.ores
Brulses, Ulpee Salt Euesum, F.orer Sores,*'ret.
sat , ban rrs ane
nts ser. bo;x. ForieldA1
STILL AT THE FRM
We have never resorted to B. B8
)r envied the reputation of L. L.-P,
t we do say that we are now opening
VERY IIANDSOE STOCK o'
LEN"S, YOUTHSA IND II9Y'
IV E i,
For Spring and-uinimer,
,atest Approved Novelties of
the Season, with all the
Staple Styles in Shape
Please remember what we say. No'.
oe can discount our prices without sni
n hand, over ve hundred
different samples of piece
goods frdm four first class
-om which we solicit orders for Special
nits or Single Garments. Satisfactioi&
uaranteed, or no sale.
VRIGHT & J.W. CCPPOCK,
9-22-ef 3ollohon Row
STOP! REID!! THINK!!!
AND ACT, FOR THE
IS NOW IN FULL BLAST,
[AVING BEEN MODE M THOIGHOOUT.
BREAD AN]) CAHES
f every desciiption. fresh every day.
The PUREST CANDY ever offered to
he citizens of Newberry-made from
iothing but the highest grades Sngar
ti flavors. -
Ham Sandwiches 5 cents.
Ice Cream 10 cents.
Wedding Cakes a specialty.
4-21 W. H. P.ATTON.
BY GEO. C. HOEGES, A. M.
Read what is said of it:
"I -hall gladly recomme:d its intro
ION. A. COWARD,
Ex. Sapt. Education.
'6It will give me pleasure to recoi
nend its use by teachers."
UON. EUGH S. THOmPsON.
Ex. Sntt. Education : nd Ex. Gov. S. C.
'"When school-opens I shall make co
pious use of the volume."
REV. S. LANDER, D. D.,
Pres. Williamston 1ma.le Colleg.
"It shoulti be in the hands of all teach
ers." PR:oF. 1. MIEANS DAVIS,
utnE moalS.C C. College.
HMNmrltS bc eppears
.10) A. -k is especjilly worthy of
art Columbi Pa es. 1E:skire C<'
art Chare Teot.p
TO AND FEo CADEN. -
EAST (DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY.)
art Columbia.....6 a74m 50
Camden...'..$ s pm p
WEST (DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY.)4
am am .p
a m a
1. V. Gist, Adm'r
The creditors of t
3. Sondley, de
tuired to render an
is office, on or b
'hos. F. Harm
3 render and
n or betore the
SIL AS JOHNS
Master's Office, 20 July,
TATE OF SOUTH CAROL
By Jacob B. Fellers, Probate Judge. tite
WHWEEAs, ,John M. !iinard, as C. C. inlg.saj
., bath made suit to me to granst him various for
etters of Administratio,, o! the derelict Headache, Inso
tte and effects of J. S. Eulow, de- ity, Want of Vitalit
These al e, therefore, to cite and ad- tration. Consumptior, et
onish all and singular Lbe kindred and If your Druggist does not
editors o! the said J. S. Enlow, Send $1.00 fo- one bottle or $5.
ceased, that they be and appear be- six boi,tles. Express paid.
re me, im the Court of Probate, to be
id at Newbejry '.U!$ jiouse on the LIEBIG PHARMiA CAL CO
th day o! Augpst ne;t, after piibli- 78 Maiden pane,I.,
tion hereof, at 11 o'clock in the fore1. Sold by all Druggists.
on, to show cause, iu any ihey have, Trdsupedb
iy the saiid Administration should not rd upidb
entuider my Hand this 18th day __ TTO____ KLETTNE______
July, Anno Domini 1887.
J. B. FELLERS, J. P. Nr. c.
WNERY AND FAf1CY GOODS
AT ANp MELQW
3!jEW YORK COST'.
W e arc now' offering ogr entire stock
it4 floods, Dress Goods, Fancy 0oods, Kibb088,
Lates, Dress Trimmings, etc.,
and below NEW YORK COs'T.
lod Muslins 21c. a,nd 5c. DIM NIS A IJIg
We invite the ladies to give us a call.
mean to sell out our entire stock in ewiy Clcs
Ip.'A. msse roo..SILVER PLATED WARE,
ylg of all kinds done at s'lort notice.PoktadT418C lry
FOP RELNT, IE~L IINSTRUI1EiT&
'he store rpom qn Caldwell street, Watch Reparing a SpeciaIy
tdoor to my stpre. Terms lbral EDIIARD) 50HILT,