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ELBERT " . AUJLL, EDITOR.
NEWBERRY, S. C,
TiURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1888.
THE SCHOOL COMMISSIONER-SBALL
HE BE APPOINTED OR ELECTED ?
Most of our esteemed contemporaries
look upon the proposed Constitutional
Amendment, to make the office of
County School Commissioner ap
pointive instead of elective, as not only
useless but positively objectionable.
But there are two sides to this ques
tion. Without insisting upon either
we shall endeavor to point out some of
the reasons which have led to the pro
The view that the proposed amend
ment implies that the people are not
competent to. select a school conimis
sioner is, we believe, altogether erro
We do not think that the proposed
amendment implies, or is intended to
imply, that the people are not compe
tent to select their own officers.
The Judges of the State are not
elected cirectly by the people, and
there was a time. when the Solicitors
were not so elected. Is the fact that
the Legislature elects the Judges con
sidered a reflection upon, or an insult
to the intelligence of the people? When
the -Solicitors were so elected, was it
because the people were less competent
than now to choose good men?
No. The object was to remove these
officers, as much as possible, above and
away from the chances and charges of
politics, and to place them in a position
where they could discharge their im
portant duties without fear or favor.
It is a fact in favor of the proposed
amendment that every State Superin
tendent of Education since 1S76 has
repeatedly and earnestly urged this
amendment. These were al! men whose
judgment was worthy of respect, and
in whom the people of the State had
the greatest cr.nfidence.
The main reason which they give for
the recommendation is that the muta
tions of politics rarely leave a good
man in office long enough to become
familiar with the duties of the office,
and while he may be replaced by one
equally good, still he is a new man,
and has everything to learn. Thcy fur
ther urge that a School Commissioner
appointed by the Governor would be
more independent and fearless in the
discharge of duties which are for the
good of the schools, but the faithful
performance of which may sometimes
endanger his popularity.
Not once do they deny that the peo
ple are able to select good men, but on
the contrary admit that in many cases
they do select good men.
The proposed amendment is no new
or strange measure. The fact is that in
the majority of our States County and
City Superintendents are appointive.
We believe that either the term of of
fice should be extended M four years,
or the proposed amendment should be
adopted. We believe that a term of
four years would secure most of the ad
vantages hoped to-be gained by mak
ing the office appointive.
The proposed amendment to make
the tenure of office of the Probate
Judge four years instead of two years is
right and proper, and will no doubt be
carried by a large majority. If there is
-any county office of which the tenure
should be four years it is that of Pro
Thc Woodrow q"estion was again
K discussed in the Pr. syterian Synod at
Greenwood last Monday. This time it
came up in a new form, with a victory
for Dr. Woodrow. The question, in
some shape, has been before the synod
for four or five years. And the end is
not yet. _____
THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
It is only a short time now before
the national election, when the whole
of the people shall select the next presi
dent of the United States. The man
who for the next four years shall be
the head of one of the greatest nations
on the earth. It is an important event
in our history in many respects. The
defeat of the Republ'can nominees
means the death of the National Re
publican party, and a desperate effort
is being made by that party to regain
control of ~the government. We be
lieve the Republicans will be defeated.
Cleveland has made a good president,
* in fact one of the best in the long list
of presidents. His administration has
been acceptable to the business inter
ests of the country..
The campaign is drawing to a close
--and the people will soon decide at the
ballot-box between Cleveland and Har
The battle ground is New York and
Indiana. Democratic chances in bo0th
these states are good. The indications
are that they will both give their elec
toral votes to Cleveland and Thurman.
Capt. F. W. Dawson who has just
returned from New York, says that the
signs are very encouraging for Cleve
land. Mr. Dawson is a member of the
Natapnal Committee and should be
posted. But after all the forecasting
the results of an election is very uncer
tain and unreliable speculation even by
the best informed.
The South Carolina press is surpass
ing itself. The Weekly News and
Courier is now given at the metropoli
tan price of one dollar a year--and the
World prints a weekly edition at the
same price-both brimful of news.
The Greenville News is looking
bright and reflects the polish of a new
press which can be run at a rapid rate,
and yet Brother Williams' pen can go
* The Columbia Record is vigorous
and enterprising-signs of improve
ment on all sides.
* The weeklies in the State are also
making rapid strides. The Yorkville
*Enquirer has p)ut in a fine new press,
which leads the editor to give some
interesting facts about the first country
newspaper of the State, and the great
progress of the art of printing inr his
The Greenwood Tribune is con
diucted with much ability under its
new management. It issued several
good extras during the Presbyterian
aynod at Greenwood.
A BOLT THREATENED.
Legington Democrats Repudiate the Re
sults of the Recent Primary.
LEXINGTON C. H., S. C., Oct. 13th,
1888.- At a meeting of the Lexington
Township Democratic Club the follow
ing preamble and resolutions were
WAEREAS, at the Democratic pri
mary election held in this County on
the :9th of September last, for the pur
pose of nominating candidates of the
Democratic party of Lexington Countyt
for Senator, Representatives, and the
different County officers, in accordance
with the rules and regulations hereto
foreadopted and observed by the said
party for conducting said election, such
gross and flagrant violations of said
rules and regulations were perpetrated
and allowed at a number of the ballot
boxes,notably at Peak Station, String
Hill, New Brookland, Lewiedale, N aza
reth Church, Martin's Mill and some
other precints, by voting numbers of
drunken Radical negroes, repeating,.
stuffing the ballot-box, and many other
fraudulent and illegal devices and irre
glrte,both in voting and counting
the votes, as to render null and void the
result of said primary election; and
whereas the Executive Committee of
w'd Democratic party did meet at
Lexington C. H. on Tuesday, the =d of
October, following said election, and
although these violations of their rules
and all Democratic usages and prin
ciples heretofore governing our primary
elections in Lexington County, were
patent to their observation during said
election, and knowledge of the same
was brought specially and forcibly to
their attention by a formal and earnest
protest presented to their body by Mr.
S. P. Wingard, one of the candidates
for Senator, through his counsel, Judge
Crawford,of Columbia, yet said Execu
tive Committee did tabulate the returns
and declare the result of said primary
election, as if no frauds and irregulari
ties, calling for any action on their part,
had been committed therein, be it
Resolved, 1. That we, the Democrats of
Lexington Township, in club meeting
assembled, do denounce said election
frauds and other illegalities and out
rages as political offense of the blackest
and most disgraceful character, and
that we hereby enter our solemn indig
nant protest against announcing the
result of said election as the voice of
the majority of the white and law-abid
in Democracy of Lexington County.
7lesoved, 2. That being fully con
vinced by many and incontestable
proofs that said frauds and irregulari
ties were committed and suffered to
pass unrebuked by the managers and
Executive Committee of said election,
we, as Democrats, who desired and
expected nothing but a fair and legal
election, do not feel bound, either mor
ally, politically or legally, to support
the ticket thus nominated at the gener
Resolved, 3. That if the election had
been conducted fairly and honorably,
as it should have been and was intend
ed to be conducted, we would have
made no compliant and uttered n-o word
of protest of any sort, whatever may
have been the result of the same, and
we would have cheerfully supported
the successful ticket at the general
election in November.
Resolved, 4. That, as citizens of Lex
ington County, valuing the character
of her people, her integrity and fairness
in public affairs, we deeply regret that
the hitherto fair name and fame of our
County shall be thus tarnished and
disgraced, and published to the world,
stigmatized by political fraud and cor
ruption so disreputable and dishonor
Resolt'ed 5. That we, the members "of
the Lexington Township Democratic
Club assembled, are in favor of putting
before the people a straight Democratic
ticket in opposition to the so-called
"spotted" Democratic ticket.
IResolved. 6. That a copy of these pro
ecedings be sent to the Lexington Dis
ptch, Lewiedale News, Peak News,
Charleston News and Courier and the
Columbia Register, with request to
please publish. C. E. LEAPH ART,
President Lexington Township Demo
JOHN W~b. EAREHARDT, JR.,
Secretary pro. temn.
Abboville's Clerk of Court.
.rSpecial to the Register.]
G'REENwoD, S. C., October 1..-The
result of the second primary election to
nominate a candidate for Clerk of Court
of Abbeville County is learned to-day
to be the nomination of Tfhomas L.
Moore of Ninety-Six. who leads his
competitor, L. D. Connor of Abbeville,
the present incumbent, some .50 to 75
votes. The contest was a very close
one, and the success of Moore is in a
reat measure due to the faithful work
f his friends and the turning to his in
trest of the Abbev?ille supporters of
(eneral Hemphill, who wvas a cantli
date for the place in the first race.
Moore had a majority of 7 in his com
petitor's own home.
WHO WOULDN'T EE AN EDITOR?
Epecially of a Paper the "Hot Blast,"
Published in Anniston, Ala.
[New York Herald.]
ANNIsToX, Oct. S.-Editor W. H.
Edmonds, of the Anniston Hot Blast,
Iis a prohibitionist, and on that account
has many enemies here. Last week four
x-policemen who blamed Mr. Ed
monds for their discharge assaulted and
beat the editor, afterward causing a
false account of the assault to be pub
lished in the Montgomery Dispatch.
Mr. Edmonds, in a polite note to the
Dispatch. branded tile writer as a liar
and a coward. Mr. J. S. Lawrence, an
accomplished citizenl and a justice of the
peace, who was the writer of the article
in question, called on Editor Edmonds
at the officee of the Hot Blast to expos
tulate with him. He was accompained
by an urbane and pleasant gentleman
n'amed Lacy, his particular friend.
After passing tfhe compliments of the
day Mr. Lacy opened fire on Editor
Edmonds, wounding him in the left
arm. Trhen, by way of further amuse
ment, Mr. Lae'y shot Mr. John Coppell,
the mailing clerk, in the neck, and
having another cartridge left, used it in
shooting Mr. Tripney (who had just
Idropped in to see the editor) in the
head. Messrs. Lawrence and Lacy were
captured and some of our citizens are
thinking of lynching them. it is stur
prisinlg how the amenities of journa
lism are violated by our citizens when
the question of prohibition is on the
shooting at a Supervis.or.
[Special to Greenville News.]
CH ARLEsTON, S. C,, Oct. 15.-Some
excitement is caused here by a supposed
attempt to assassinate J.L. Stopplebein,
supervisor of registration for this coun
t. While he was dritaig in the su
burbs yesterday evening some one;in
the bushes nired at him. The load of
shot entered his foot. His wounds arc
not serious. The shooting took place
near Holbeck's wood, a place in the
suburbs which is the resort of negro
desperadoes. Stopplebein had frequent
lv received threatening letter& from
negroes to whom he had refused to
grant registration certificates, all of
which breathed threats of vengeance.
The Death Sentence Passed on a Girl of
CHARLEsTON, ~ ctober 1&-In the
Berkeley court to-day Anna Fraser,
colored, was sentenced to be hung
November 30th for the murder of Annie
Lemons. The criminal is only fourteen
years of age and her victim was fifteen.
Anna stabbed her victim to the heart
with aknife while engaged iziaquarrel
Both wemoing-in the field.
- .A..a i . w J a-' jf T I~.
rhe Presbyterian Synod Condemns the F
Recent) Action Recently Taken by
[Special to the Register.]
GREENWOOD, October 15.-The work
ng of the wires Saturday night (and
ome say Sunday) had evident effects
o-day in the arrival of new delegates, t
'hile the little knots of fuglers outside j
he church and the scoring for position
nside on everything that came up, e
,ave evidence that to-day was to be the
lay of trial.
The first ripple was caused by a mo
ion of Rev. J. R. Dow that all arriving
1lembers should be asked if they had
:raveled by rail on the Sabbath to
et here. This was supposed to be
timed at a Woodrow delegate, but
vhen Dr. Woods moved to amend by
iso asking if they had been summoned
ay the use of the telegraph Sunday, e
something laid to the charge of the 1
inti-Voodrow party) a laugh was j
raised, and the whoie matter was
:oNTEsTING )ELEGATEs FROM NEw- t
Next following the report of the con
nittee appointed on the contested case t
rom Mt. Bethel Church, New'erry, as
:o the right of Mr. Boozer or Mr. Tur
aipseed tb occupy a seat as delegate,
md it was to the effect that there was
nsufficient evidence that either was ;
ntitled to a seat, and the report was t
idopted. One contestant was Woodrow; f
the other anti-Woodrow.
THE EVENT OF THE DAY.
md of the session, the debate of the
report on the action of the Charleston
Presbytery, was opened at 12 o'clock
by a vigorous and able address in favor
f its adoption by Rev. T. C. Whaling,
who grew very warm at times. Not a
3oun< was heard but the speaker's
voice for over an hour, while he ehan
pioned the right of free speech and of
privatejudgnent, and denounced the t
iction of the General Assembly at Bal- N
timore in the Woodrow case as errone- V
>us and unjust. t
Rev. J. B. Mack was the next speak
er, and he claimed that the action of (
the Charleston Presbytery had been f
riscoaceived and therefore misstated.
Dr. D. C. Frierson, the only one of I
the committee who disagreed from its I
report, made brief remiarks, stating
that he thought too much had been t
made of the matter. The rights of Pres- r
byterianism had not been invaded. I
At this afternoon's session Bev. Dr. a
Mack made an able and a direct de
reuse of the Charleston Presbytery's I
iction, claiming that it never intended s
to forbid private discussion or criticisms t
in a constitutional way, but disorderly, e
3ontumacious public contending. r
Dr. J. L. Girardeau stated that he t
had decided not to make extended re- s
marks, and made a proposition for
,osing the debate and at once taking a f
vote. He, however, though; the Pres- 1
bytery's action constitutional, as its ac- t
tion was shown to be by the interpreta- t
Lion prepared to-day. e
Mr. Murray, one of the minority at
Aiken, explained the real intention of t
the paper passed there to be to bina the I
aew preachers admitted from discuss- r
ing the Woodrow matter,. and to pre
vent all public criticism of the As- c
Rev. Dr. N. M. Woods then made a 1
iery speech, in which he did not spare
the majority of the Charleston Presby
tery, and alleged a strange change had I
some over their spirit. Their action r
there was meant to prevent all discus
ion. He, for one, would never submit
to such tyranny.
CHARLESTON PRESB YTERY COND)EMN
After some dilatory motions the re
port of the committee was taken up se
riatia. The first resolution was adoptedt
on the call of the ayes and nays by at
vote of 96 to 53-five members refrain
ing from voting on the question as a
whole. The reasons for the resolutions ~
were adopted by a vote of 104 to 43.
The next section, directing the Pres- ~
bytery to reconsider and to review ands
:orrect its action, was adopted, but
fter a long debate to-night that por- t
tion styling as unconstitutional Dr-.
Beattie being put on probation was
voted down viva v'oce. Trhe paper was
then adopted as a whole, with that
part stuck out.
The result of to-day's session is an
>verwhelming victory for the Woodrow
lement; but the end is not yet, as Dr.
W. T. Thompson to-night presented a
protest against the Synod's action, and
n their speeches some members of the
Charleston Presbytery almost the same
is threatened they would rnot obey the
To-morrow the report on the Thieo
ogical Seminary mat ter comes up, and5
repetition of the thrilling scenes ofa
w-day may be expected. 0. N. F.
The Register's headlines yesterday s
may that the action of the seminaryf
E'aulty and directors forbidding their
studenits from attending Dr. Woodrow's
cientific lectures at the university was 1
londemned by the Synod.
The vote on this stood 73 to 45. Twot
strong Woodrow men were elected toe
fll vacancies on the Board of seminry
lirectors. The C harles ton Presbytery
aill observe tiie synod's5 command.
SAM RANDALL'S ELOQUENCE. -
Eils Rtemarks on Reing Iniformed of His
PimLADELPH'i.i , Oet. 1?>.-Congress
man Samuel J1. Randall was to-day
atified of his ren!omination at his
home at Rerwin. The ex-speaker res.
poded in werds of glowing eloquence.
He said it was a source of much gratifi
ation to himi to see the warm and
spontaneous spirit which the nonmina
tion was tendered. While he lived lie
would always be a Democrat, biecause
he had come to be arn unshaken believer
in the force and the truth of Democratic 1
principles. He said the administration
:f President Cleveland was the best the t
country had ever had, that it wvas in
the interest of the whole people, and
that therefore he should be re-electedi. 1
Mr. Randall said he endorsed Presi
:lent Cleveland's tariff policy; that the
tariffshould be revised in a measure
that will reduce the revenue and the I
surplus in the treasury.
ongresmian Perry Weds a Congressman's 1
[Greenville News, 1Gth.]
Col. Wn:. H. Perry left yesterday I
for Fayette, Alabama, where lie is to
be married Wednesday evening to Miss
Louise Bankhiead, daughter of Con
rressman J. H. Bankheatd. Colonel
Perry was accomnpanied by his sister,
Mrs.~Wnm. Beattie, her daughter Miss
Emily, Ben F. Perry and Dr. Hext M.
Perry, and tihe par'ty expected to be
oined at Seneca by B. F. Perry Beattle
and Brooks Sligh, of Columb,ia. They
will reach FayeZte Wednesday -t noon.
The president of the Georgia Pacific .
Railway has tendered the use of his
legarnt private car to Congressman
Perry and party, and the trip f .m
Atlanta to Faett ain return will be
made in it.
Fate of a Flagman.
G REENvILLE, S. C.. October 15.-In
Formation was received here to-dlay of
:he killing of Charles W. Jenkins.
ldest son of A. H. Jenkins, of this
ity, by an accident on the Spartan
urg and Asheville road at Fletcher's
staion, between Hendersonville anda
sheville, on Saturday evening. Young s
fenkins was flagman on a freight train. t
md walking on the top of the .train, 8
hen he fell between the cars. He S
was picked up horribly mangled, his y
ffarm and leg requiring amputation.
Ie did not survive the operation, and e
ied a few hours after the accident. 3
iis ~bodywas brought here this after
300! and w~l be buri&I to-morrow. '~
KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY.
eported Intention of Judge Aldrich of the J
Second Circuit Not to Stand for Re
Election-Hon. James Al
drich ofAiken Wants
to Succeed Him.
[Special to the Register.] af
ABBEVILLE, October 15.-It is au- at
horitatively announced here that ea
udge Aldrich of the Second Judicial u
ircuit will not be a candidate for re- 1
lection at the close of his present term. in
Upon the heels of this comes the pri- m
ate announcement, to those whose aid
i desired, that Hon. James Aldrich of o'
Liken, a nephew of Judge Aldrich, w
ill be a candidate for the position. th
Adjutant General Milledge Bonham tt
working the wires in this vicinity to lo
id this candidacy, and your corre- ac
pondent kngrs of at least one repre
entative of this County who has re- in
eived from the General a letter urging cl
iim to support Mr. Aldrich for the
It is said similar work is being done S<
mong the nominess :or the Legisla- at
ure all over the State. T.
A rumor, the truth of which cannot 1%
'e substantiated, is current here that
he whole is a deal by which the Hon. b:
ames was promised the place by Judge fo
kid rich in return for doing his best to
tave Hon. Robert Aldrich nominated ki
or Congress. Whether this be true or
Lot, and it would seem very doubtful, vi
he whole scheme has the look of a ti
imily arrangement, and remains to
e seen if South Carolina's legislators si
ndorse the principle of heriditary ou
'he President and the Secretary of the
Treasury Attacked by Blair and CA
WasIxGoN, September 15.-In fc
he Senate the veto of the pension bill, I
Vhich was sent to the Senate Saturday' t
as read. 31r. Blair took its presenta- t
ion as a text for a speech on the _Mary f
nn Dougherty veto, making a vigor- n
us attack on the President, and de
er-ding Mrs. Dougherty.
A message was received from the
'resident vetoing the bills granting
ensions to W. S. Bradshaw and Mary t<
%. Richards. The latter was made a
ext by Senator Blair for further re
iarks, in which he intimated that the '
ension office and the President had a
rranged a plan by which the claim of 11
Irs. Richards was allowed by the
iension office at a higher rate of pen- b
ion than that fixed by the bill after
he passage of the bill by Congress, so
iving the President an opportunity to I
nake capital for himself by vetoing the t
ill and allowing the other pension to t
Senator Brown submitted a petition a
or the repeal of the internal revenue
aws, and in a speech upon it called at- tc
ention to the absence of a quorum in
he House and Senate, and urged an
Senator Allison replied that owing to d
he delay by the House of the appro- ti
riation bills, Congress had not been
eady to adjourn at any time, and called ,
.ttention to the fact that the deficien
ies bill had not yet been signed by the t
'resident. Referring to the tariff bill
re said he would urge its consideration a
>y paragraphs as soon as possible, and D
vhile he agreed with the people on
oth sides of the Senate that it would I
ot be practicable to pass it before it
hall become necessary to go home to t
tend the election, whether a recess
hould be taken or an adjournment be
ad, he was willing to leave it to the a
udgment of others. He hoped, ink
ither case, to see the bill pass the Sen- ai
.te before the Christmas holidays. G
Senator Vest took the floor on theC
ariff bill, replying to the charges by
he Republicans, that the treasury de
>artment has been operated for the
>enefit of pet banks in the deposit of
Lational funds and small purchases of
ionds. He defended the course of the d
reasury department, quoting from a
peech of8Secretary Fairchild, and comn
aring the course of the department in
his administration with that of thea
reasury in 1876. He produced tablesc
o show that over $150,000,000, the pro
eeds of the sale of bonds were allowed
o be in the hands of one bank in New
Cork by the Republican administration ~
Luring that year.
Senator Allison replied that this was
art of the operation of refunding the
public debt at that time, which resuh
d in a great reduction of interest to wi
he Government, and was made neces- u:
ay by the requirement fixed by Con- C
ress governing the transaction. He ni
enewed the criticism upon the present n<
ecretary of the treasury for his course p)
n depositing funds in national banks, fc
nd by this process "bulling" the vi
onds, which were made more valu- tr
ble by this process, which makes them ir
ecurity for this free loan of national fi:
Senator Blair spoke briefly in support si
af Sherman's resolution, looking to the w
inion of Canada and the United States. G
I believes that time must bring the b;
wo countries into one, and this will fc
ome by peaceful methods. ti
THE STATE UNIVERlSITY.
i Auspicious Opening of the Fall Ses- se
_ _ ti
Corur11mA, October 14.--The first se
essionl of the South Carolina Univer
ity has opened under the most gratify- G'
ig circumstances. The examination ofC
.pplicants for admission has been con
luded, the students have gotten into
iarness and the machinery of the great a
nstitution is working smoothly. Ever ha
ne in South Carolina feels, or shouldt
eel a pride in the University of their
tate; certainly hundreds of families
re interested in the students attending a
his institution. To gratify those perso- a
ialy interested, and for the informna
ion~ of the general public. The News
nd Courier Bureau has obtained some
nteresting facts about the University.
p to this date 214 students have mat- a
iculated, of these 120 are old students
ud 94 new men. The per centage of old
tuents is over 70 per cent, and the
roportion is larger than in any previ
Aus year. tt
The present number of students at
he University already exceeds the4
otal attendance of any yearsince the t
copeing of the college. Three old
tude:ts and several new ones are ex- v
ceted to enter within the next week.v
udging from the number who have d
naticulated after this date in previous
ears it may be considered certain that a4
ttendanee~for the year just opened will t
xceed 22.5, and it is probable that it
-ill reach 250 if not more.
In the graduating department there
rc 16 students; agricultural, and me
hanical arts, 63; liberal arts and sci
ne, 10]; pharmacy, 22; normal school,
9; law, 19.
The analysis of the students accord
ng to church affiliation or preference,
esults as follows.
A bout 122 of these are active members t]
sf the church. , l
The counties most largely represented h<
.re Orangeburg and Darlington, with it
ixteen each. Next in order is Charles- se
on, with 13, Fairfield 12, Chesterfield ti
,Abbeville 7, and Berkeley, York, -h
uter, Spartanburg, and Greenville,
rith six representatives each. 'i
Louisiana sends two students, Massa- si
husetts two, North Carolin& three,I -a
~*r -ia and New Jersey one-each. A
THE DEADLOCK DISSOLVED.
hn S. Wilson Nominated For Solicitor of
the Third Circuit-A Lengthy Set of
Resolutions Does the Work.
[Special to The World.]
Su .NTER, October 13.-Late yesterday
ternoon, just before the convention
ljourned, a committee of two from
.ch county were appointed to settle
on some plan to solve the deadlock.
he convention agreed before adjourn
g to abide by the result of this coi
The sub-committees met about. 7
clock and agreed befor- nropositions
ere made to abide by lecision of
te majority of the co..-mittee. In
ts session of the committee the fol
wing resolutions were proposed and
1. t'hat this convention resolve itself
to a committee of the whole with
11. That first, Mr. Gilland lie pitted
ainst Mr. Dargan and voted for.
acond, that Mr. Gilland be pitted
,aiust Mr. Wilson and voted for.
hird, that Mr. Dargan be pitted against
r. Wilson and voted for.
111. That the vote be taken by secret
ilot, and that each couple ,e voted
r in a separate box. .
IV. That the result of each vote he
pt secret until all the votes are taken.
V. That each delegate be sworn to
>te for one of the two candidates as if
ie third were out of the field.
VI. That each delegate be further
vorn not to allow his vote to be seen
known by any other delegate until
ie entire vote is counted and the result
VII. That each delegate endorse his
ame on the back of his ballot.
VIII. That the two candidates re
Aiving the highest number of votes be
ie ony two candidates to be voted for
afore the convention.
IX. That each delegate he sworn as
Ilows: That I solemnly swear that
will vote for my choice of one of the
vo candidates pitted against each
ther as if the third were out of the
eld, and I further swear not to allow
iy vote to be seen or known by any
,her delegate until the entire vote is
)unted and the result announced. So
elp me God.
X. That a notary public be called in
administer the oath.
The committee from Sumter, and
[r. Gordon, from Williamsburg, voted
gainst these resolutions. The other
tember of the committee, Mr. Wil
ams, from Williamsburg, was strongly
i favor of them. They were carried
y a vote of 5 to 3. Mr. Williams is a
ew member of the Williamsburg dele
When the chairman of this commit
e reported on the reassembling of the
)nvention, these resolutions were read
Ad discussed considerably; and with a
reat deal of opposition from Williams
urg. Mr. Gordon who was opposed
the resolutions in the committee
m, now voted for them along with
[r. Williams, when the motion was
iade to adopt them. The Sumter
elegates were opposed to these resolu
ons at Georgetown and other places
hen such resolutions were made, but
hen the convention agreed to accept
ny proposition that may be made by
ie sub-committees, they voted -to
The ballots in the first box stood
argan 14, Gilland 16, second box, Gil
!nd 12, Wilson 18; third box, Dar
in I, Wilson 19. Total result, Wil
mn 37, Gilland 28, Dargan 2.5. In this
ird box, between Wilson and Dar
mn, it was evident that seven of the
illand delegation voted for Wilson,
ad one for Dargan. This result
ocked Dargan out in the first race,
ad it now lay between Wilson and
It was well known that before this
>nvention met at Sumter, Gilland
as the second choice of enough Sum
~r's delegates to elect him. But the
~sult of the third box probably caused
umter to see how the Williamsburg
elegates had voted, and so when Wil
n ran against Gilland, Sumter gave
"ilson her solid support.
When the result of the last race was
anounced there were hurrahis and
iering for Wilson, and he wa after
ards escorted to the hall and respond
in brief but happy terms.
ow It Was at Last Broken-Wnlson, of
Clarendon, the Winner.
[Correspndent of Greenville News.]
MANING, S. C. October 12.-The
idely known and much commented
pon dead-lock of the Third Judicial
ircuit, was broken at one o'clock last
ight in Sumter, and resulted in the
omination of John S. Wilson of this
lace. The dead-lock had lasted about
sur weeks, during which time the con
ention met at Pawley's Island, Kings
ee, Georgetown and Sumter, and dur
ug which time also the vote was as at
rst: Sumter ten for Dargan, Wil
a.msburg eight for Gilland, Clarendon
x, and Georgetown six for Wilson. It
'ill be observed that Wilson carried
eorgetown, the only county which
ad not a candidate, and lacked only
ur votes of being nominated during
ie entire dead-lock. The crisis was
~ached by appointing a committee
msisting of two from each delegation
devise some means for a solution and
iey decided to run each candidate
~parately against each of the others,
d the votes of the two ballots and
ien run the two highest. Wilson led
:th ofthe others in th is with Gilland
~cond, and the final ballot resulted in
venty-three for Wilson and seven for
illand. Mr. Wilson is a sober, rising
ung lawyer of sterling ability and
itegrity. Each of t be other gentlemen
as served this circuit ably in the offie
Solicitor in the past, so it would
ave lost nothing by taking any one of
iem. Mr. Wilson and his delegates
*ere met at the depot this morning by
>me friends who congratulated him
d gave three cheers for his success
2d for Georgetown County.
avages of the Plague at Jackso,nvinIe, Pail
inetto and Decatur.
WAsh INGToN, October 13.-Thbe Mar
e Hospital Bureau has been informed
iat during the week ended October
h there were six new cases of yellow
ver at Palmetto, making a total of
irty-six cases and one death.
The official bulletin of the Jackson
ie Board of Health shows sixty-six
ew cases of yeJlow fever and four
atha for the twenty-four hours ending
6 p. m. Friday. Total cases 2,495;
tal deaths, 308.
DECATUR, Ala., October 13.-There
as a light frost this morning. E. L.
"ada, a foreigner, on the danger list
r some days past,died last night. One
ew case is reported to-day-A. 0.
iye, secretary of the relief committee.
RACE WAR IN KANSAS CITY.
he Trouble Grew Out of a Murder, Miners'
Strike, and the Substitution of
KANSAS CITY Oct. 15.-This city has
usumed a warlike aspect since the
ding out of the Third Regiment, and
e streets are filled with hurrying sol
iers. The regiment is asseinbled at
e armory, and the company on duty
at night has been relieved for a few
urs. The situation in Bever is grow
ig in interest, and if the new men are
t to work to-day blood will flow. In
e meantime the soldiers can leave
ere at a moment's notice.
The trouble has irisen from the
Lrder of Thomas Wardell, an exten
ve mine. owner. The miners struck
3d were replaced by colored minerIs.
race war resulted, making the nece
A BIG BOOM FOIL BLACK'S'
Ets Iron Mines Bought and to be Developed
-What a Railroad has Done.
[Special to Greenville News.]
CotUrBrA, October 16.-The Mag
aetic Iron Ore and Steel Company,
oluposed of capitalists from Atlanta
uid Birmingham, which was recently
ehartercd in this State, has just pur
chased for sixty thousand dollars the
greater part of the Magnetic Iron Ore
tract near the town of Black's in York
county, this State.
It was known that there was iron one
in this section but it had no- railroad
ronnection and nothing was done to
wards utnizing it until the Charleston,
Cincinnati and Chicago road was run
through it. The property contains an
inexhaustible supply of the finest quali
ty of magnetic steel ore, free from phos
phorous and titanic acid.
The company will immediately com
menee building a steel furnace and roll
ing mills on the line of the Charleston
Cincinnati and Chicago road. This
road will bring coal to the furnace for
$2.50 a ton.
A small part of this property was
bought a few years ago for one hun
dred and fifty dollars, and it was sold to
this company for twelve thousand five
BURYING THE LEHIGH VICTIMS.
A Funeral- Procession Five Miles Long
Two Towns in Mourning.
PLEASANT HILL, PA., October 13.
The funeral of thirty of the victims of
the recent horrible accident on the Le
high Valley road was held at-the Cath
olic Church here to-day. The town
was thronged with thousands of visi
tors from the surroundingcountry, and
forty special policemen were employed
to maintain order among the crowds,
drawn to church largely by morbid
curiosity. The funeral took place at 10
a. ni. The bodies were placed on a
phnfaormi in front of the altar. Father
Crane celebrated requiem mass and
Father Kiernan preached an affecting
sermon. The funeral procession was
five miles long. Each body was in
terred in a separate grave, with priests
officiating at each grave. The whole
scene was extremely pitiful and impres
At Scranton this morning, where
fifteen other victims of the accident
were buried, the same scenes of sorrow
ANOTHER IZOInIPE ACCIDExT ON THE
LEHIGH VALLEY RAILROAD.
WJLKESIARRJi, Pa., October 16.
News of another wreck on the Lehigh
Valley road has just been received
here. Lehigh Valley engine No. 391,
with a construction train, was run into
by a Penvsylvsnia Railroad engine
No. 1218 with a fast freight, at Taman
end siding. Six men were instantly
killed and 26 men injured, most of them
fatally. The construction train had
gravel cars ahead of the engine,
and the Pennsylvania Railroad train
struck them. The killed and in
jured men were all upon the gravel
train except one, a Pennsylvania Rail
road employee, who was killed on his
train. The dead and injured are all
Hungarians except one.
So far as is known, the responsibility
rests upon the shoulders of the flagman
who ,ailed to flag the freight train in
time to prevent the accident.
SAD) OCCU'RENCE IN BISHfOPYILLE.
Death of Two LitWc Children Under Pecu
liarly Distressing Circumstances.
[Special to the Register.].
SUMTER, S. C., Oct. 15.-At Bishop
ville, in this County, yesterday, Mr.
David E. Durant and his wife left home
to spend tihe day out, leaving their
two little children Eva and Co'ra,
with Mr. R. E. Carnes, their brother-in
law. In the evening, while the children
were playing, Mr. Carnes was informed
that Cora had fallen from the bed in
the room in which they had been play
ing and was dying. Mr. Carnes hur
ried to wvhere she was and picked her
up, but she died in a very few seconds,
her neck having been broken by the
fall. This inorning Eva died from the
shock wich was caused from her little
sister's death. Their ages were 7 and 13
respectively. The community was
greatly shocked at the occurrence, and
MIr. and Mrs Durant have tbe sympa
thy of the entire community in their
TROUBLE FOR THE GEORGIA CONS
The Contractors on the Knoxville End
Make an Assignmient.
[Greenville News, 14th.]
Somiething like an explosion of dyna
mite took place in the aifairs of the Geor
gia Construction Company yesterday,
comp)ared to which the recent distur
bances have been but the popping of
At about dark .list night Deputy
SheiiU Giireath served an attachment
on the representative of the Georgia
Construction and Investment company
for $l16, s2.8 7,the amount of a claim held
by J. WV. Fletcher, of Knoxville, as
trustee under the assignment of Brown
& Fortune for the benefit of their credi
tors. The attachment was made to in
lude the railroad track of the Carolina,
Knoxville & Western road, the steel
rails, cross-ties, spikes, right of way, lots
of land and all othier property connect
ed therewith. The papers wvere drawn
by Stokes & Rellinger, Attorneys for
the plaintiffs, and were served on J. S.
Burkhalter, who while not a member
of the construction company, is under
stood to be in charge of their prop)erty
TIhe firm of Brown & Fortune have
been doing grading oin the C.K. & W.
line in TIennlessee. Their work has been
cotfinied to t wo p>oints on the line, one a
very heavy cut about nine miles this
side of Knoxville, wvhere three miles
have been cotmpleted and the other
nearer Knoxville and including about
One mile of completed grading. These
four miles are all that have been graded
in Tennessee. Up to last June, the con
tractors had been paid up for their work,
but since June payments have been in
complete and a p)art of the present
claims of over $lf6,000 has been due since
then. Brown & Fortune, who were
working about one hundred hands,
withdrew their force some time ago,
having obtained the contract for build
ing the piers of the new bridge over the
Iennessee river at Knoxville. Their
work there has been interrupted by the
toubles and misunderstandings about
the governmnent appropriations for the
bridge, but it is not known whether the
firm's assignment was brought about
by that or by the failure of the Cons
truction Company to pay up the nmonthi
It was impossible to see any member
of the Cozistruction Company or aniy
body who could speak for the concern
last night, so that it could not be learn
ed how the latest development is regard
ed itn that quarter. The attachmle.nt of
the National Bank for $1,950 has not
been satisfied, so that the total of the
attachmlents pending is $18,632.87.
The "J. B. IIumbert" was making
things hum yesterday afternoon, carry
ing out on the line four car loads of steel
rails for the tracklaying at the other
end. The crowd who stood on the Main
sreet bridge and watchled the big loco
motive purrig and blowing up the
river trestle grade noticed that there
was an attachment in elfect-between
the engine and the cars.
Why suffer with that aching head
when you may be cured with Ayer's
Send a 2 cent stamp to Dr. J. C.
Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mas, for a set of
+bir- attraoivea lbnm ardsi'
LL parties having demands
A against the Estate of Henry Hart
well Counts, deceased, are hereby noti
fied to render the same to me or my
attorneys, Moorman & Simkins, duly
probated, on or before the 26th day of
November, 1SSS, as that on that day I
will make final settlements ou sa:d es
tate, in the Probate Court for Newberry
County and apply for final discharges
as Administrator thereof.
Admiuistrator of Henry H. Counts,
Notice to Creditors and Appli
cation for Final Discharge.
ALTL p :rsons having claims against
'the estate of Caroline 31urtishaw.,
deceased, are hereby notited to render
an account of their demands, duly at
tested, to the undersigned on or before
the 19th day of Novermber, 1888, as on
that day, at 11 o'(lock in the forenoon,
I will make a settlement on said estate
in the Probate Court for Newberry
County, S. C., and immediately there
after apply for a final discharge as ad
JOHN M. KINARD,
Administrator Caroline Murtishaw,
STATE OF SOUTIl CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
J. N. Martin & Co. vs Gco. W. Whit
B T virtue of an execution in the
above stated case, I will sell on
the premises of Washington Goree,
near Kinard's 'urnout, in said County,
on the First Monday in November
next, (5th dlay) within the legal hours
of sale, all the interest of and belonging
to the defendant, (eo. W. Whitman,
in one lot or parcel of Lumber, undi
vided, on the premruises of the said
Levied upon and to be said as the
property of Geo. W. Whitman to sat
isfy the judgment in the above stated
case, and also a judgment of Julia A.
Whitman against Ueo. \V. Whitman.
W. W. RISER. S. N. C.
Sheriff's O1lice, October 16, 1888.
STATE OF SOUTH C kROLINA,
By Jacob B.Fellers,Esq.,Probate Judge.
WHEREAS, John '. Kinard, C.
C. P., hath made suit to me to
grant him Letters of Administration of
the derelict Estate and effects of Re
becca S. Abrams, deceased:
These are, therefore, to cite and ad
ruonish all and singular the kindred I
and creditors of the said deceased, that
they be and appear before me, in
the Court of Probate,to be held at New
berry Court House, on the 20th day of
Noremnber next, after publication
hereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to
show cause. if any they have, why the
said Administration should not be
Given under my hand this 17th day
of October, Anno Donimini 1888.
J. B. FELLERS, J. P. N. C.
Notice of Federal Election.
A N e'2ction for Nine Presidential
Electors and a Member of Con
gress from the Third Congressional Dis
trict of South Carolina will be held on
November 6i, 1888, and the following
named persons have this day been ap
pointed Managers of such Election for
the respective precincts:
Newberry-J n.o. P. Fant, R. H.
Wearn, H.~H. Blease, Jr.
Gibson's-S. S. Cunningham, Jos.
Caldwell, Jr., Thos. XW. Keitt.
Glymphrille-Walt. Glympli, Mon
roe Wicker. -A. J. Willingham.
Maybinton-W. B. Oxner, Lyles
Irby, Reuben Lyles.
Cromer's-L. D. Abrams, W. R. El
more, Jno. Suber.
Jalapa-Craig Gary, W. C. Sligh, W.
Longshore's-Jno. A. WVerts, WValter
Spearman, H. T. Longsbore.
Williams'-Jn~o. R. Scurry, C. A.
Brooks, Jas. F. Wat kins.
Dead Fall-G. M. B. Epting, T. S.
Blair, Jno. C.: Goggans.
Prosperity-J. Lawson WVise, Roley
Bruce, R. I. Stoudemayer.
Jolly Street-J. D. A. Kibler, Jos.
Werts, Thos. J. Wilson.
Walton-David F. Suber, Thomas ML
Bentz, Daniel Crooks.
Pomaria-Perry 1Halfaere, J. J. Hipp,
D. J. Hentz.
The~above named Managers of Elec
tion are requested to qualify, call for
boxes, poll lists, instructions, ete., in
LAMBERT W. JONES,
Chairman of Co'umIissioners of the
October 16, 1888.
Notice of State Election.
A N Election will lie held on Tues
day, the fJth day of November,
1888, for the following officers: 1. Gov
ernor and Lieutenant-Governor; 2.
other State oflicers; 3. Solicitor of 7th
Judicial Circuit; 3. Senator; 4. Repre
sentatives; 5. Clerk of Court; 6. Pro
hate Judge; 7. Sheriff; 8. Coroner;
9. School Commissioner; 10. County
Cornmissioners; also Constitutional
Amendnmnt as to Art. IV., Sec .20;
Constitutional Amendment as to Art.
10, Sec. 2.
The folltwing persons have been
appointed managers to conduct said
New berry-J. W. Gary, C. J. Purcell,
A. J. Kilgore.
Gibson's Store-J. C. S. Brown. WV.
A. Chalmers, Win. H. Wendt.
Glymphville-Jno. WV. Gilliami, Jas.
F. Epting, Newton Hog.
Maybinton-WVm. B. W\hitney,Rich-.
ard C. Ra.y, Wmn. V. Lyles.
Cronmer's Store-W. C. Cromer, J.C.
Hargrove, Jas. S. McCarley.
Jalapa-C.-WV. Buford, WV. C. Swit
tnberg, J. XV. D. Johnson.
Longshore's Store- Andrew J. Liv
ingstone, M1. H. Gary, David Pitts.
Williams' - Frank G. Spearman,
Hayne H. Abranis. John Watkins.
Dead Fall-Jas. R. Davidson, (G. B.
Reagin, Jas. P. Blair.
.Prosperity-D. M1. Langford, N. B.
Wheeler, A. Hayne Hawkins.
Jolly Street-M1. L:. Strauss, Michael
M. .Long, Drayton T. Livingston.
Pomnaria-Jno. A. Sunnuner, David
Hipp, Leander Long.
XWalton--Sam'l J. Wood, D). A . Dick
ert, Dt.iel P. Werts.
The above named Managers of Elec
tion are requested to qualify, call for
boxes, poll lista. instruc'tions, etc., in
E. M. EVA NS,
T. E. EPTING;,
Coin. of State Elections.
Opening of the Schools.
SCHOOL COMM3ISSIONERs OFFICE,)1
October 10, 1888. ,j
IT is here by ordered that the Public
.Schools of Newberry County be
opened on Monday, the .5th day of No
The Trustees of each School District
will see to it that all schools are pro
vided with teachers by the .5th of No
Any school not heretofore recognized
as a pu.blic -school, and dlesiring to be
recogni.zed, must make application to1
the Trustees of the School District. in
which it is located before the said 5th
day of November.
G. G. SALE,
Gi. B. CROMER,
T. S. MOORMAN,
Board Examiuners Newberry Co.
STATE -OF S .
Elizabeth Sheely a
B Y order of the Court her
10th July, 1888, I will sell
lie outcry before the Court
at Newberry, on the first Monda
in November, 1888, all that tract of
land in the County and State aforesaid,
containing One Hundred and Thirty
eight Acres, more or less, and bounded
by lands of P. M. Derrick, David Weda
man, J. A. Berley, and the Lutheran
TERMS: The purchaser may pay the
whole bid in cash; otherwise he will
be required to pay one-third of the
purchase money in cash and to secure
the balance, payable in one and two
years, with interest from the day of
sale, by a bond and mortgage of the
premises sold, and to pay for papers.
SILAS JOHNSrONE, Master.
Master's Office, 10th October, 1888.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. =
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY-IN -
B. H. Cline et al, Executors, vs James
Y order of the Court herein, dated
11th July, 1888, I will sell at pub
lie outcry before the Court House at
Newberry, on the first Monday in No
vember, 1888, all that tract of land, m
the county and State aforesaid con
tailing One Hundred arid even
Acres, more or less, and bounded by
lands of Alan Johnstone, H. P. Henry
H. H. Folk'and others.
TERns: The purchaser may pay the -
whole bid in cash; otherwise he will be
required to pay One-third of the pur
chase money in cash, and to secure the
balance, payable at one and two years,
with interest from the day of sale, by a
bond and mortgage of the propetrysold.
SILAS SJOHNSTON E, Master.
I faster's Office, 10th October, 1888.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY-Il -
Lucy Prather et al, vs Bluford Robert
son et al.
B Y order of the Court herein, dated
10th July, 1888, I will sell at pub
lie outcry before the Court House at
Newberry, on the first Monday in No
vember, 1888, all that tract of land, in
the county and State aforesaid, con
taining Twenty-two Acres, more or
less, and bounded by lands of E. P.
Lake, Jas. 0. Meredith, D. T. Dom
nick, estate of Henderson Williams
and Phoebe Cheshire.
TERMS Cash. Purchaser to pay for
SILAS JOHNSTONE, Master.
Master's Office, 10th October, 1888.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.-IN'
The National Bank of Newberry, S.
C., vs. Andrew J. Kilgore.
BY ORDER OF THE COURT
herein, dated 16 March, 1888, I
will sell at public -outcry before the
Court House at Newberry, on the First
Monday in November, 1888, certain
lands of the defendant in the County of
Newberry, some two or three miles
from the town of Newberry, in the
following parcels to wit:
Tract No. 1-Being a part of the
Sligh Place, containing Ninety Acres,
and bounded by lands of David Teague,
J. D. S. Livin ston, Tract No. 2 of the
Sligh Place, IE rank Schumpert's land,
and by the Bouknight Ferry Road,
which separates it from the lands ot
Tract No. 2-Being also a part of the
Sligh Place, containing Seventy-two
Acres and .a Third, and bounded by
lands of J. 1). S. Livingston, Ebenezer
church lot, the road to said church
which separates it from the Late Place,
and by Tract No. 1 of the Sligh Plice.
Tract No. 3-Being a part of the Lake
Place, containing Forty-eight Acres
and Two-fifths, and bounded by the
road to Ebenezer church, which sepa
rates it from Tract No. 2 of the Shigh .
Place, by lands of William S. Birge,
and by Tract No. 4.
Tract No. 4-The Lake Home Place,
containing Ninety-eight Acres and a
Fourth, and bounded by the road to
E benezer church, by Tract No. 3, Win.
S. Birge, Tractsho.6 and No. 5 and by
lands of Frank Schumpert.
Tract No. 5-Containing Sixty-three
Acres and Four-fifths, and bounded by
lands of Frank Sec..unpert, Tracts No.
4 and No. 6, by Mrs. Nobles' land and
lands of Lawson Paysinger.
Tract No. 6-Containing Ninety-four
Acres, and bounded by Tract No. 4 by.2
Win. S. Birge's land, by Tract No. 7 by '
Win. A. Boozer's land and by lands of
Tract No. 7-Containing Forty Acres
and a Fifth, and bounded by lands of
Win. S. Birge, J. A. Crotwell, Mrs.
Mary J. Knighton, Wmn. A. Boozer and
Tract No. 6. lt
TERM!S: The purchaser has laet
pay the whole bid in cash, otherwise.
one-third of the purchase money will
be required in cash, the balance pay
able in one and two years, with inter
est from the day of sale, by a bond and
mortgage of the premises. Purchaser
to pay for papers.
Piats of the above lands are on exhib.
tion at the Master's Office.
SILAS' JOHNSTONE, Master.
Master's Ofiice, 6 Oct., 1888. St.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF NE WBERRY-IN
THE PROBATE COURT.
Reuben S. Maybin, as Administrator
of Mary Kinard Maybin, and in his
own right, Plaintiff,
Thomas G. Maybin, Defendant.
Complaint to sell land to pay debts and
DURSUANT to decretal order, made
1.in the above stated case on the 9
day of October, A. D. 1888, I will al
at Newberry Court House, S. C., on
the 5th day of November next, during;
the legal hours of sale, thefoowg
described real estate, lying and bein
sit uated in the said County and &tt~
One Tract of Land containing Oe
Hundred and Thirty-two and a H3
Acres, more or less, and bounded
lands of W. T. Kelly, Mrs. Louisa
Mayer and others.
One Tract containing Two Hnde
and Fifty-nine Acres, more or less,
bounded by lands of Mrs. Louisa C
Mayer, Estate of Susan C. Lyle,W
liam Bishop, W. T. Kelly andotes
TERMs. One-half of the purh8~
money to be cash and the balanceo
credit of twelve months, with intes
from day of sale, secured by the ba
of the purchaser and a mortgage
premises, but with the leave for te
purchaser to pay the entire bid incb
J. B. FELLERS, J. P. N. C.
October 10th, 1888. 4t
House and Lot For SaIe
B Y John P. Kinard, Auctioee
,will sell Saleday, first Monday.
N ovember next,before the CourtH
in the city of Newberry, all that
of Land, containing Three-fourths
an Acre, more or less, in the town
Helena, adjoining lands of Jamner
Kilgore, H. C. Summers, W. H. B
and on public road. Good framed
ling house with three rooms and -7
fire-laces on premises; out-houies
gowell of water.
Terms will be made known ond
sale. Titles good..
St . SARAH HALL