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ELBER T H. AULL, EDITOR.
ELBERT H. AULL, Proprietors.
WM. P. HOUSET.,)ro
NEWBERRY. S. C,
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1889.
The town of Chester is discussing
the question of lighting up its streets
with electric lights. The town of
Laurens has been doing the same
thing. In fact Laurens is organizing
a company -for :the purpose. New
berry should do something in this
direction. Our streets are poorly
lighted. An electric plant would be
quite an advantage to the town and an
improvement on the present system.
Cabinet making for Mr. Harrison is
still engaged in and we presume it is a
pleasant and instructive pastime for
energetic newspaper correspondents.
Mean-while Mr. Harrison says noth
lig, but keeps his own counsel. Three
cabinet appointments had been defi
nitely fixed and settled upon. :Blaine,
Allison and Wannamaker. Now the
statement is made that Allison won't
accept. We must say that we admire
Mr. Harrison on his ability to keep his
mouth shut and to let the guessers go
on guessing, for all of these appoint
ments are mere guess work.
The name of Mr. John Wanna
maker, of Philadelphia, is prominently
-mentioned in connection with a cabi
net portfolio. Mr. Wannamaker is a
wealthy merchant, and contributed
largely of his means to the campaign
fund and thus gained for himself na
tional notoriety. He has made a large
fortune from a small beginning, and his
prominence in the politic* world to
day is owing to his great wealth and
the mention of his name in connection
with a cabinet position is another
evidence of the power and influence
We take the following from a recent
issue of the Manufacturer's Record and
give it to our readers for what it is
Benner, the business prophet, whose
predictions for some years have been
so closely verified, now prophesies a
great boom in business during 1889 and
1890. These are the years in his esti
mation in which to reap a fortune, for
their wonderful activity will, he says,
be followed by a panic in 1891. ,"I pre
dict," he says, "that the price of iron
will advance, and the average price for
the year 1889 will be higher than the
-average of 1888, and I also predict that
there will be a wonderful advance in
prices for iron, stocks and all products
and commodities in the year 1890. All
business will be prosperous; it will be
ayear of good crops-the boom year
the period of activity. In the be
gning of the year 1891 business will
be at its height-a great business in
flation-pig iron $.50 per ton in the
markets of our country. I predict that
there will be a panic in the year 1891.
The overtrading and general inflation
of business and expansion of credit and
confidence will produce the result."
Sgrand jury at the opening of the
-urt here on last Monday took occa
sion to make some observations on our
system of trial by jury. We endorse
heartily all that Judge Hudson says
-about the fearful condition of our jury
rooms as found in many cases. They
are usually as devoid of comfort and as
-uninviting as they can well be made.
~-We have often thought there was great
need of improvement in this particular.
JWe could never see the sense of penning
men up in such places with so little
~>comfort and then expect them to delib
rate wisely and well. As Judge Hud
son:said, no judge would go into such a
place withleso many discomforts and
undertake to write an opinion and yet
in many cases th'e verdict of a jury is
~' of mnore consequence than the opinion
p f a court.*
We believe the jury system is here to
stay. We suppose one reason for re
quiring unanimiity in the verdict of
juiries is the jealousy with which our
institutions regard the life and liberty
of our citizens. Every man charged
with crime is presumed to be innocent
until he is proven guilty and that proof
must be beyond a reasonable doubt,
and in order to make out such a case it
must satisfy all of the jurors.
It is true that no delibrative bodies
require unanimity in order to act, yet
that body which has within its custody
the life and .the liberty of men
cannot be too carefully guarded. We
are not prepared to accept Judge Hud
son's views on the question of unani
m~ iity in criminal cases. In civil cases
it might be well to relax the ,rule, but
we should want more than a bare ma
joritv in that case,at least atwo-thirds or
three-fourths majority. It is a'question
that is being discussed by able jurists.
Jurors have a great responsi
bility restig upon them and should be
'mpressed with the magnitude and
imp'ortanice of their office. With them
in a great measure rests the enforce
ment of the iaw aswellas the liberty and
life of panLies charged with crime. It is
a very important position and we some
times fear our jurors do not attach that
importance to the office they should.
We desire to direct attention to the
notice of Gen. Y. J. Pope, President of
the Survivors Asssciation at Newberry
County caliing a meeting of Newberry
on next Monday. WVe hope to see a
full attendance at this meeting. The
association ought to be kept up and this
is -an important meeting, having the
appointment of a committee to co-ope
rate with the pension board appointed
by.'the Governor. Let there be a full
Looks Ugly for Kenn~a.
CHAR LESTON, W. VA., February -5.
Tw~o ballots were taken to-day for
United States Senator. First, G60ff 43,
Kenna 41, Pearsall 3. Herfords 2, Wal
ker 1, Governor Willson 1. Second bal
lot, Gcff, 43, Kenna 42, Pearsall 3, Her
ford 2, Walker 1. Van Pelt and Shank
lin left Kenna.
Dorr refuses to vote for Kenna under
any circumstances, but does not give
' any reason for his action. The way the
matter now stands it appears ~thati
Kenno will not be retnrnarl
COLUMBIA'S BIG COMPANY.
A Little More Light on its Objects and
[Special to the News and Courier.]
COLU3IBIA, February 5.-The books
of subscription of the Columbia Gran
ite, Construction and Manufacturing
Company will be opened in the rooms
of the board of trade at 12 to 1 o'clock
to-day, at which a definite programme
was announced. Xs it is not identical
with what wi : ierstood by this Bu
reau to be the programme when refe
rence was first made in this correspon
Elence to the enterprise, it is proper that
that the intentions of the organizers of
the company should be stated, so that
those who subscribe to its stock shall do
so with a clear understanding of the
Col Pearce places a value of $100,000
upon his lands and improvements, and
proposes to sell for $50,000 a half:interest
therein to those who shall join him in
the company. Those who subscribe
this $50,000 will get in return stock of
the company. The issue of stock will
be fixed at $200,000. Those who sub
scribe the $50,000, which is to go to
ColPearce, will get $100,000 in stock, or
in other words secure their stock at fif
ty cents on the dollar. Col Pearce will
get $50,000 in cash and $100,000 in
stock. Thus, when the transaction is
completed, the company will have
$250,000 capital stock, but no working
if it desires a working capitil to make
a beginning, either in granite quarry
ing or in cotton manufacturing, it must
be obtained either by the issue of bonds
or by an assessment upon the stock
holaers. If the company decides to
simply hold the laad and mill sites and
wait for enhancement of values or in
quiries for mill sites it can do so. It has
tIe power to hold stock in any other
company, and can take stock in a fac
tory company in payment for the site
sold it on the company's land. This is
apparently its most promising plan un
der present conditions. A great deal
more could be written on the subject,
but this is sufficient to outline the plan
of organizatioa. The result of this sys
tem of valu..tion .and capitalization
will be awaited with interest.
FAILURE OF JOHN McELREE.
The Well Known Jeweler and Newspaper
Publisher of Charleston.
[Special to the Register.]
CHARLESTON, Feb. 5.-The new year
does not seem to open favorably for
Charleston in a commercial sense. Al
most before the first month of the year
is passed two of the most extensive
establishments have closed. The whid
ing up of the business of Kohn, Furch
gott & Co. is followed by the suspen
sion of John McElree, who, at one time
is said to have done the largest jewelry
business in the South. The announce
ment of Mr. McElree's assignment was
verified at too late an hour to permit
its being telegraphed The Register, and
even to-day but little is known, even
to the commercial agencies, save the
fact that.he has assigned to C. A. Mc
Hugh for the benefit of his creditors.
Both the assignor and assignee decline
Mr. McElree has been an impor
tant factor in a good many strange
things that have happened in Charles
ton within the past two or three years.
He was at one time oue of the largest
advertisers perhaps in the South. it is
said in fact, that he spent not less than
S2,.500 a year in advertising, and it paid,
for he succeeded in building up the
largest kind of business. Things seemed
to prosper with him, until, in an evil
moment, he went into politics. The
city administration offended him by
building the new fire station on the
old artesian lot at the corner of Went
worth and Meeting streets. Mr. Mc
owned. This, or something else, made
him mad. He withdrew all his busi
ness advertisements from the news
paper and used the "McElree Column,"
as it was called, for the purpose of
pit_ching into Mayor Courtenay and his
It fnally led Mr. McElree onto that
rcck on which so many financiers have
been wrecked before him-journalism.
He started the atternoon Sun, and for
a time made Rome howl.
* * * a * *
The suspension of Mr. McElree's
business is a blow to Charleston. Mr.
McE1ree was one of the most progres
sive merchants on the street, and be
fore he struck politics and journalism
he was prospering. He has a large
number of friends, and even tne men
that he "pitched into,, had a sort of
liking for him. The stand he took on
the antilicense crusade lost him some
friends and made him others. Many
thought that .he did wrong in volun
tarily going to jail for the reason that
he could just as well have contested
the license law by paying under prote~st
than by going to jail. The anti-license
association created much heart-burn
-ing. However, there is scarcely a man
in Charleston but who earnestly hopes
that John McElree may get over his
business troubles and once more start
McElree's Jewelry Palace in all the
pristine magnificence that marked it
before its proprietor yentuired into the
dangerous campaign of politics and
[Special to the News and Courier.]
COLUMIBIA February 4.-Between 4
and .5 o'clock this afternoon Mr. John
Bauskett, an attorney at law of this
city, engaged in a discussion with Capt
W. B. Lowrance, of the well-known
firm of Lorick & Lowrance, as to a
certain mortgage on a mule. There
was a lack of agreement and after the
exchange of some tart remarks between
the disputants, Mr. Bauskett left the
store of L' rich & Lowrance, where the
discussion had been held. In a few
minutes he returned, and the contro
versy was continued in the office of the
establishment, where several other
parties were present. An issue of ve
racity was made, and Capt Lowrance
pronounced a statement of Mr. Bans
kett to be false. Mr. Bauskett then
pulled a 32-calibre, single action, Smith
& Wesson revolver, and fired at Capt.
Lowrance, who was close to him.
Where the bullet went has never been
ascertained, but it did not strike Capt
Lowrance, or any of the' persons in the
otfice. Before another shot could be
fired Mr. Bauskett's hand was seized,
and after a struggle his revolver was
taken away by the bystanders. Capt
Lowrance had picked up a wooden
mallet as a foil to the pistol, but was
prsuaded not to use it. After a while
Mr. Bauskett was gotten out of the
store. No arrest was made by the po
lice. Those who knewv the circum
stances were very reluctant to give in
formation, but the above outline comes
from various sources.
CALLED TO HIS DOOR AND SHOT.
Cowardly Assassiaation of a Colored Man
[Special to the Register.]
NINETY-SIx, Feb. 5.--News was re
eived here this morning of the myste
rious murder of Milton Fouche, a negro
man, 40 years old, who lived on the
plantation of G3eo. M. Anderson, five
miles from Ninety-Six, on the Saluda
River. Fouche was found dead, this
morning in his house, shot through the
breast. A t 10 o'clock he was aroused
and called to his door, and on. opening
it he was greeted with a load of shot,
resulting as above stated. The assassins
are unknown, but are supposed to be
pr rsons whom Fouche recently prose
cuted for illegally retailing liquor.
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HISTORY OF AN AWFUL CRIME.
Three Hundred Countrymen Bent en
Taking Swift Vengeance on the Sus
pected Murderers of Mr. Abernathy
-Confession of a Negro.
[Special to the News and Courier.]
RocK HILL, February 1.-Upon a
few minutes' notice that there would
probably be a lynching at Rock Hill,
I came from Columbia to-day. When
I arrived the lynching excitement was
just over, so instead of attending the
execution I visited the new Standard
Cotton Mills. WVell, a cotton factory is
a better advertisment than a lynching,
and as the evidence was not entirely
conclusive, it was fortunate that the
sensation expected did not occnr.
The crime was the murder of W. C.
Abernathy. The assault, which re
rulted in his death, three 'days later,
was committed- on last Friday night,
January 25. Mr. Abernathy formed
the company of the mercantile firm of
Massey & Co., who did business at
Catawba Junction, on the Three C's
Railroad, about nine miles from this
place. It was the habit of Mr. Aber
nathy to sleep in -the store when his
partner, Mr. Massey, was absent.
FIRST NEWS OF THE CRIME.
On the night mentioned Mr. Massey
was away, and insteau of staying in his
house, a few yards distant, where his
wife and five children were, Mr. Aber
nathy remained in the store. About
10.30 P. M. Mrs. Abernathy heard a
noise at her door. Opening it she ad
mitted her husband. It was dark in
the room or entry, and she asked what
was the matter. Mr. Abernathy an
swered faintly that he was very sick
and asked her to get a light. When
the light was obtained she discovered
that he was wounded and bleeding.
Alarmed, she inquired the cause, and
her husband answered that he had.
fallen down in the store. Investiga
tion proved that he had received a blow
from behind with some blunt istru
ment which had broken his skull. The
fracture extended across the head from
ear to ear. On the top of the head was
an indentation, the skull being de
pressed and bearing upon the brain.
Neighbors and a doctor were sum
moned, and the wounded man looked
after. . He was evidently not in pos
session of his senses, and at different
times stated that no one had hurt him,
that a white man had struck him, and
again that a negro had done it. An ex
amination of the store did not reveal
the loss of any goods which could be
remembered. Mr. Abernathy lingered
until Monday evening, when he died.
ARRESTING THE SUSPECTED.
The first. arrest was made on Satur
day morning. The negro arrested was
known as Charley Mack, but called
himself McManus. He was suspected
because he was the last man seen in
the store with Mr. Abernathy on Sun
day night. His occupation was that of
a section hand at Catawba Junction.
He. stoutly main'ained his innocence,
and when taken before Trial Justice
Bell at Yorkville waived a preliminary
examination and was committed to
jail. Several weeks before the murder
Mr. Abernathy had some of his bee
hives stolen, and a negro named Charles
Colston was suspected of the theft, and
this was the nominal cause of his
arrest, although the act was stimulated
by the fact that he remarked after the
assault on Mr. Abernathy to a negro,
who was expressing his regret at the
occurrence, that that was nothing, and
that if they, Massay & Co. did not look
cut their store would be in ashes before
the week was over.
Trial Justice Win. White, of Rlock
Hill, issued the warrant of arrest.
When he found himself in the toils
Colston made what he declared to be
a eonfession, implicating another negro
section hand. named John Feas
ter. Feaster had been arrested and
clared that on Thursday afternoon,
when he was hunting with Feaster, the
latter had asked him if he did not
want to make a big haul of money.
Upon his replying that he did, Feaster
proposed that he Charley Mack, Ed.
and three others should make a raid on
Massey & Co's store the next night.
(olston agreeing to join the party,
Feaster declared that if any man di
; ulged the secret the others would kill
him. To continue Colston's statement,
the seven negroes held a meeting that
Thursday night and made their plans
for the robbery. It was agreed that
if either Mr. Massey or Mr. A bernathy
was in the store he should be killed.
On Friday night they approached to
within fifty yards of the store, and
sent Mack there to reconnloitre. He
returned with news that all the white
people had leff the store except Mr.
Abernathy. They then went to the
scene of the crime.
HOW THE DREADFUL DEED WAS DONE.
Reaching the store, Coiston said that
they saw Mr. Abernathy. sitting under
a lamp with twvo shoe boxes at his back.
On the top of the highest box lay a
singletree. Colston was placed at the
door to watch, while the others entered.
Mack got behind his victim and Feaster
in front of him. Mack picked up the
singletree and struck Mr. Abernatby
twice on the back of the head with it,
felling him so that his head dropped
over a nail keg in front of his chair.
Then Feaster struck him, but Colston
did not observe what weapon he used.
Feaster fumbled in the stricken man's
pocket. Mack went to the money
drawer of the store and tried to pull it
open. A bell attached to it sounded an
alarm and frightened them. Mr. Aber
nathy then began struggling and the
assassins fled. Feaster carrying with
him a sack of flour. They separated at
the door. Next morning Colston met
Feaster, who told him that he obtained
$40 or $50 probably from Mr. A berna
thy's pockets, which he promi.sod to
divide with him, but did not do so.
This was the substance of Colston's
statement to the trial justice. While it
evidently was partly lalse, the descrip
tion of the assault must have been
nearly accurate, for in a fish keg,
which the negro had taken for a nail
keg, was found a quart of blood. The
pillow and bolster of the bed- in the
store were smeared with blood. Mr.
Abernathy had evidently lain on the
'ed and when partially revived had
mechanically gone to :bis house near
In consequence of this evidence Feas
ter was examined by Trial Justice
White. He insisted that he was inno
cent, and was insolent and defiant.
Colston claimed to be unable to identify
any other negroes than Mack and
Feaster. Justice White pra'Ctically con
cluded his examination of the negroes
lst night. They wvere kept in his
office last night under a strong guard.
Talk of lynching induced the resi
dent correspondent of The News and
Courier to notify the home office of the
situation. This morning some other
evidence was taken by the justice, who
issued a warrant committing the two
negroes, Colston and Feaster, to jail.
ARRIVAL OF THE LYNCHING PARTY.
But when the time came for the ex
ecution of the warrant there was a
check. A large number of citizens
from the Catawba Junction reached the
town, and when between 11 and 12
'elock an eff'ort was made to convev
the prisoners to the Three C's train
bound for Yorkville the crowd inter
fered and refused to allow them to leave
town. They were brought back and
placed in the guard house. The crowd
welled until there were about three
hundred incensed men about the guard
house. The citizens greatly desired
that the law should take its course, but
te countrymer were bent on lynch
oug. The lives of the negroes, at 1
>'clock to-day, were not thought worth
tn hour's purchase. Cool-headed cit
izens worked amid the excited throng
in the interest of law and with effect.
A PREACHER'S EFFECTIVE APPEAL.
It is conceded that the most effective
appeals were made by the Rev. James
S. White, a Presbyterian minister of
this town, who has a congregation in
the district where the murder was
committed. Mr. White mounted a
wagon in the midst of the crowd and
made such a strong appeal as greatly to
quiet the passions which had been
aroused. An argument which was
used by others had great effect, and it
was that if these negroes were lynched
there could be no clue to the other
The end of it all was that the negroes
were reluctantly allowed to be taken to
Yorkville under guard on the 3 P. M.
train. They arrived there safely, but
terribly frightened, and were lodged in
jail, as returning members of the guard
ALL QUIET ONCE MORE.
Wh\* I arrived in Rock Hill, shortly
after 4 o'clock, the town was once
more quiet, the country people having
gone home, and the citizens were
breathing freely after their hours of ex
citement. Everything is serene to-night
and Rock Hill is to be congratulated
that the day has ended without unlaw
ful action, which might be bitterly re
gretted later. The crime was a terrible
one, and there is no probability that
any technicality will avail to protect
the perpetrators from the punishment
which the law provides for such a
AN AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCE.
One circumstance which served to
heighten the feeling in the case is the
fact that a negro is now in the York
County jail upon the charge of attempt
ing a criminal outrage upon one of Mr.
Abernathy's little daughters on last
Thanksgiving Day. It is said that
nothing but the intervention of Mr..
Abernathy and his family prevented
the lynching of this negro before the
law could take cognizance of his crime.
Vaga.es of the Weather.
WASAINGTON, February 4.-The
signal office reports that the tempera
ture has fallen in New England, the
middle Atlantic States and Ohio Val
ley, and very considerably in New
England and New York. It has risen
in the Lake regions, the upper Missis
sippi Valley, and thence southwest to
Eastern Texas and Colorado. It has
fallen in Eastern Dakota and Minneso
ta, with evidence of severe cold for the
THE FREEZE IN NEW ENGLAND.
BoSToN, February 4.-Reports from
various parts of New England show
that the thermometer iegisteis from 30
to 40 degrees below zero this morning.
COLD IN CANA DA.
OTrAwA, ONT., February 4.-Re
ports from the suriounding districts
show that the thermometer this morn
ing registered from 24 degreca to 37 de
grees below zero.
THE COLDEST DAY IN THE MOHAWK
CANAJOHARIE, N. Y., February 4.
To-day is the coldest day of the present
winter in the Mohawk Valley, the
thermometer registering from 18 degrees
to 24 degrees below zero.
A DISASTROUS STORM IN NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., February 5.-A gale
prevailed yesterday all over Nebraska,
starting at 2 o'clock yesterday morning
at Alliance and reaching Lincoln at
about 9 o'clock this morning. Con
siderable damage was done in the west
ern part of the State, buildings be
ing unroofed and-trees blown.down. At
Arapahoe, a number of small-buildings
were blown down, but no one was in
At Hastings the Central school was
wrecked, three -persons being so badly
injuired .that their:,recovery is impossi
One other was injured so that he will
probably die, and the teacher, Miss Al
drich, was fatally injured. The .storm
was widespread but no serious damage
A BLIZZARD IN MICHIGAN.
MARQUETTE, MICH., February 5.
The greatest blizzard for years raged all
night and is still howling to-day. Rail
road traffic is almost at a -complet.e
HAIL AND STONES AT LEXINGTON, 'VA.
LEXINGTON, VA., February 5.-A
heavy hail storm and hurricane passed
over the western section'of this county
late this evening, doing great damage.
Three ex-cadets, of the Virginia Mili
tary Institute, at 2o'clock this morning,
for a lark, stoned the residence of Gen.
Francis Smith,.the venerable superin
tendent of that institution. They were
recently expelled from the military
school. They were arrested and fined
. CURSE OF A LOTTERY.
Fatalities Attending the Propritrs and
Sometimes the Investors.
LOUISvIL LE, Ky., February 1.-W.
Scott Glore, for seven years interested
in the Frankfort Lottery of Kentucky,
died of paralysis of the brain at half
past four o'clock this afternoon, at the
age of 48 years. He leaves a fortune of
S150,000 for a widow and one son. All
of the lottery offices in Louisville that
he was sole owner of, have been closed.
A strange fatality has followed the
owners of this lottery. E.g-Governor
Bramlette, one of the founders, fell
dead of heart disease before he realized
anyof its profits; C. M. Biriggs, another,
met the same fate; Wiley Barrow made
a fortune in it, and died suddenly while
on a visit to Colorado; Charlie Howard,
one of the founders, and who also was
one of the starters of the New Orleans
lottery, 'was thrown from a buggy in
New York and killed; E. L. Stewart,
who had a long legal contest about the
lottery, fell dead on the street, and
Geo Miller, a prominent owner, died of
Honesty's Reward in Chicago.
CHICAGO, January 30.-Arthur Tut
ton, an engineer who has been out of
work all winter and had spent many
days looking for a job stumbled over a
package containing $7,597.40, yester
day. He took it home, opened it and
discovered that it belonged to G. F.
Firmenich, a wealthy manufacturer.
The next morning he returned it to
Firemenich. The matnufacturer was
overjoyed at his lucky escape fromt a
heavy loss. He showed his apprecia
tion of the poor engineer's honesty by
offering him a bright, new 25 cent
A Large Fortune.
The will of the Hion. R. Y. McAden,
of Charlotte, N. C., who died last
week, was probated in that city Tues
day. The estate is valued at $850,000,
not including the life insurance, which
was $110,000. That is the largest es
tate that has ever been recorded in the
county of Mecklenburg.
A Prominent Pastor Dead.
AUGUSTA, February 2.-Dr. A. T.
Mann, the most eloquent pastor~of the
Georgia Methodist Conference, died to
day at the age of 70. During his minis
try he occupied every leading pulpit in
the state. He was a brother-in-law of
Bishop Pierce. He will be buried from
St. John's Church to-morrow.
She is "Graternt."
"I saved the life of my little girl by a
prompt use of Dr. Acker's English
Remedy for Consumrption."-Mrs. WM.
V. HARRIMAN, New York. Sold by
P. Robertson, opposite Post office New
berry, S. C.
District Conference L. X. C. A.
A conference of the Young Men's
Chr'stiaa Associations of Newberry
County was held here during last n
Thursday and Friday. col
After the opening sessions Thursday fro
evening, Mr. A. H. Kohn, of Prospe'i- wa
ty, was made temporary chairman, and th
Mr. F. W. Higgins was requested to in
act as sec'etarypro tern. rec
On calling the roll of delegates the R
Newbercy-Jno. T. Nicholas, G. S.
Mower, R. Y. Leavell, E. C. Jones.
St. Luke's-J. S. Nichols, A. E. P. bu
Bedenbaugh, L. C. Boozer, J. M. trs
Prosperity-A. G. Wise. A. H. Kohn, ref
S. C. Sheppard. Hi
Enoree-A. W. Higgins, D. A. h
Swindler, J. L. Dickert.
Mt. Pilgrim-H. P. Dominick, W.C.
Dominick, Andeew Shealy, A. M.
Miller, J. A. Kinard. B.
Johnstone Academy-J. J. Kilgore. Ct
On motion, a committee consisting of co
one from each delegation was appointed
as nominating committee. They re
commended the following officers for
the ensuing year, who were unanimous- A
President, A. H. Kohn; Vice-Presi- in
dents, R. Y. Leavell and F. W. Hig-, a
gins; Secretary, F. W. Higgins; Execu
tive Committee, G. S. Mower, H. P.
Dominick, Luther Long, D. A. Swind
ler, E. N. Kibler, L. C. Boozer.
An address of welcome by Dr. E. C. es
Jones-:eplete with brotherly love, C(
tenderaess and heart-greeting, in behalf
of the Newberry Association, was re- t
sponded to by Mr. A. H. Kohn, who cc
abiy voiced the sentiments of the visit
After hearing report of the business
committee the conference adjourned to se
meet at 10.a. m., on Friday. to
After a consectation service conducted at
by the Ge neral Secretary of N ewberry- C
on Friday morning, the report from
Associatious were read. Below is given pl
a table showing these repoits:
J Date of Organization.
, , Charter Members.
IPresent Membership. X
______________I Men'sMeetings per Mo. n
g Average Attendance. r
-2*,''j I p. r
Newberry: Th oialhsia,i- f
Te obth formunictheecovn
tionstianeworganizd inaunc themusl
tostae and folwsr:orCrit
Neber: The soeval, ofphesial
tandemoual tn spofua thelfargen ofof e
Proeruity The encotalgementoaf
elviteadtpoaation of the en
Mt. A.l H. Koheboened totheydisus
sion of the quin "oy cnI e
M oloand othr forwe whist re e
Emre onThe elbevtio of th5ena
-and mrtoeity disused young scoe of r
ethe conirence edjourgemunt 2:30
sion ofternoson: essow ano sod
rey mottbendedi fromer this coherc
owiny tother foleced leaith brif any t
meeats. Bt tb e ubject. diuse
eegte from pratca vLue', noreere
handlPoe ity disusse inTescopeo
"a sosfhvnssociations in conrnlae.
teveryh comnfy," adjorned uivn and3t
The afernon raesso was nt no,t
largel aottofthe qusos were oters, ti
oinga to alh, ecesartlaing of many di
fetdelegates. ttesbet i.se
werebusinch practicalofate, cnfere
hndred t mh intrs it
Theassr havding Associatiodst in
ehurycoatu7:30ywa ryte ginndg
man ofor conesree foth.svrypes
aThe quetioe whoawerea inex attendc t
will mot nof thret qetcios ere ben- t
terentidegatdes aeieeny e.C
PSc.The inssesi,,oo,s f theepinger
ence adjurnedig and meetasedosvery o
The Neerehedy Associationdis t
churess ats73 grasueally the indingo
ant,e an making whoee Cnftenrence a
suces,b aing rs adlred byou deeats.
P.indn. esms:tos in keping usi u tm f0
epe, its gatituy to the choiend who -b
heshed ihe spleng music Co.nfeec a
need,k' anderwtytoe befor whpurs- 2
in'. It is as comfortable as ornamen- w
ta. This is saying much, but 'tis true.
Now is the time to prepare your b<
ground for an early garden and buy '
Buist fresh Garden Seed from Robert
son's Drug Store, opposite the Post
Office. tf d
CA TARR ii CU2RED, healthand swse
breath secured, by Shiloh's Catarrh cs
Remedy. Price 50 cents. Nasal In- fr
The sub-committe of the Southern it
exposition commissqion, now in New *'
York--consisting of J no. T. Patrick,
Dr. WV. R . Copehart, ColI Julian Allen s<
and Prof. L. 8. Packard-called upon M
Mayor Grant at the city hall. They
said that the commission proposed giv- 64
ing an exhibition of Southern manu
factures, minerals and products in P
some Northern city, Mayor. Grant &<
hoped that New York would be se
lected, because it was the centre of
commerce of the country. It is the
intention of the committee to visit all
the lare cities of the North before de
terminmg where the exposition WMll be
SUIT AGAINST SOUTH CAROLINA
The West Point Terminal Likely to Be
come the Purchaser if the Road is Sold
[Special to the Register.]
CHARLESTON, February 2.-Pro
ceedings were commenced in the
Unit States Court to-day for a fore
closure of the first mortgage on the
South Carolina Railway, which de
faulted on the interest on its second
mortgage bonds on January 1st. The
petitioner is H. H. Walker, formerly
British Consul at this port, and one of
the trustees under the first mortgage.
The court decided that the motion
could only be entertained on- a "Rule
Day," which is the first Monday of
every month; and as the court goes to
Greenville to-day, the motion will
therefore be postponed till the first
Monday in March, unless the counsel
go. to Greenville, 300 miles distant,
which is doubtful.
W. H. Brawley, the Solicitor of the
company, who has just -eturned from
New York, said in an interview to-day
that nothing had been done by way of
settlement of the troubles.
The second mortgage bondholders
cannot institute suit for foreclosure
until July let, and they are, thereiore,
not a party to the present suit.
The railroad officials say that the
business for January was the largest
that they have had in many years.
As foreshadowed in these dispatches,
it is not at rill improbable that the West
Point Terminal will become the pur
chasers of the road in the event of a
sale under foreclosure.
LATEST CABINET SPECULATION.
Al'soa's Positive WihbdrawaI Brings Out
a New Lot of Candidates.
WASHINGTON, February :2.-The
positive statements published that Mr.
Allison will not accept a Cabinet posl
tion, will bring a number of new
names to the front in Cabinet gossip.
Messrs. McKinley, Butterworth and
Foster, of Obio, are all suggested for
the treasury department, though it
seems probable if any of the number is
selected that Mr. McKinley would be
It is also suggested that should the
Sena:e agree to the confereice report
on the bill.naking the head of the de
partment of agriculture a Cabinet
officer, Senator Palmer, of Michigan,
who has been very active in support of
this measure, may be chosen secretary
of agliculture instead of the selection of
General Alger, of that state, for the
war department. It is suggested in
this connection that the transfer of
Michigan's share of honor for Alger to
Palmer would obviate much d;ssatis
faction which seems likely to grow out
of the selection of Mr. Alger, by reason
of the feeling against him by the
friends of other presidential candidates.
Congressman Houck has received a
letter from Gen. Ben Butler express
ing the. hope that Gene:ai Mahone
will be made head of the postoffice de
Senator Allison Decl!aes.
INDIANAPOLTS, IND, February 3.
It can be stated w;th positiveness that
Allison has declined, and that his let
ter to that effect has been received by
the President-elect and accepted as
There is no doubt Allison's declina
tion was a severe disappointment tc
Gen. Harrisen. The General's disap
pointment, however, was of short dura
Windomi Safe for the Treasury.
INDIANAPOLIS, February 5.-So fai
as can be learned here, Windom foi
the treasury seems to be a fixture.
Mr. Cleveland wim Practicel Law in New
WASHINGTON, February 3.-Col
Lamont to-night setttled the questiot
as to President Cleveland's futur<
home, by giving to the press tile fo]
The President will return to the stat<
of New York to reside at the expira
tion of his term of office, and will re
suime the practice of his profession ii
New York city, having associated al
counsel with the law firm of Bangs
Stetson, Tracy and McVeagh.
BROKE H PS SKULL.
A Premi aent Farmaer of Chester K11ed by
a Fall from His Morse.
[Special to Columbia Register.]
CHESTER: S. C., Feb. 5.-Williant
Hollis, a prominent farmer Jiving about
four miles Sout,h of Chestei', wb're re
turninig home from his fairm, about 15
o'clock to-day, was thrown from huis
horse upon a ledge of rocks, breakias
his skull. He died in a few hours after
ward. He was about 60 years of age
and leaves a wife and two children.
Reporters Capture an Important Witness
ia the Hawes Murder Case.
BIRMiNGHAM, ALA, February 3.
The latest development in the Hawes
murder case is the capture, by two o0
the Age-Herald reporters, of a mari
supposed to have been an eye-witness
of the murders. The reporters got on lbe
man's trail and followed him twc
thousand miles. finally captnng bin
in Middleton, Te'nn. The man claims
that he is a twin brother of the mar
who saw the killing of Mrs. Hawes,
but his brother told him he saw a mar
strike Mirs. Hawes with a club. The
lady then ran and Fannie Bryat
caught and finished her. He ~also saw~
them carry the bodies of Mrs. Hawe!
and her little gi'-l through the woods in
sacks to East Lake. The testimony will
probably have important hearing on
the trial, and in bringing Fannie Bry
ant in the case. He says that two white
men assisted Hawes to dispose of the
A Urakemnan Killed.
CHESTER, February 1.-Ross Mc
Neel, a brakeman on the Cheraw and
Chester Railroad, was accidentally
killed to-day, a few miles this side of
Lancaster. His death resulted in the
old way-approaching an over-head
bridge thoughtlessly. He was about
-23 years of age and had been in the
railroad service about one month. His
remains were taken back to Lancaster
for a post mortem examination this
Editor Atwoed Becomes an Evangelist.
ATLANTA, February 3.-C. S. At
wood, editor of the defunct Evening
Capitol, was baptized by immersion in
the Second Baptist Church this after
noon by the Rev. LR. S. Barrett, an
Episcopal minister. After his paper
suspended Atwood's mind became de
ranged, and Dr. Barrett's action in
receiving Atwood, under the circum
stances, 1s by no means generally ap
proved by resident Episcopalians. To
night Atwood began an evangelistic
career by preaching in the Methodist
Cough in the morning, hurried o
difficult breathing, raising phlegmr
tightness in the chest, quickened pulse,
chilliness in the evening or sweats at
night, all or any of these things are the
first stages of consumption. Dr. Ack
er's English Remedy for consumption
will cure these fearful symptoms, and is
sold under a positive guarantee by P.
Robertson, opposite Post Office, New
Banking on Sixty Cents.
LTLANTA, February 4.-C. R. North
receiver of the Mercantile Bank
Company, furnishes to-night a
nplete list of the liabilities heard
in, amounting to $31,954. Payment
s stopped on a few drafts that fell
o the receiver's hands. Absolutely
, only assets are the sixty cents found
the drawer on the first day of the
eivership. Tolleson, president, and
:hards, cashier, are still in jail.
Shot for a Seat in a Car.
kTLANTA, February 4.-Near Fair
rn, on the Atlanta and West Point
in to-day, Capt. John T. Hearn shot
d fatally wounded an unknown
;ro. The trouble grew out of the
usal of the negro to give up his seat.
drew a knife on Hearn, who shot
A 'Pollician, Come to Grisf
;LEVELAND, OHIo, February 5.-F.
Braggins, late chairman of the
yahoga County Republican central
tnmittee, wassentenced to eight years
the penitentiary to-day for forgery.
An Earthquake in Canada.
3T. FLAVIE, QUEBEC, February 5.
slight shock of earthquake was felt
Grand Metis at 2 o'clock this morn
;, coming from the west and lasting
Le South Carolina State Sunday-School
Yotice is hereby given to all inter
ted that the State Sunday-school
invention will meet this year in the
ty of Charleston, beginning Tuesday
ening, March 26, and continuing
rough the next two days. By the
ustitution each county is entitled to
many delegates "as there are mem
rs from said county in the General
ssembly of the State."
The executive committees of the
veral counties are earnestly requested
appoint promptly delegates who can
tend; and all friends of the cause are
-ged to do what they can to make the
>nvention a success. -
Mr. William Peynolds, of Illinois,
-esident of the International Sunday
hool Convention, is to be present and
ke part in the Convention.
'Ihos. H. Law,
Chairman State Central Ex. Corn.
Spaztanburg, January 30, 1889.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
The appropriations for pensions are
The President has transmitted to
ongress additional correspondence
!lative to Samoa, showing that, in
>nformity with Secretary Bayard's
muresentations, the German govern
ient has exempted foreigners from the
peration of martial law in Samoa, and
as directed the German Consul to re
nquish his command of the adminis
-ation of the islands. -
President Inman; of the Richmond
'erminal states that the idea is for the
[issouri Pacific to reach the Atlantic
>ast at Norfolk and Savannah and
eight can be forwarded.to New York
y steamer. It is intiniate4 also that
ay Gould- or some- corporation con
rolled by him will purchase the stock
r the Georgia Comnpan, but ofticials
bate that this matter, though being
ansidered, has not yet taken definite
a1ape, and they.prefer not to makeany
Caetment yet regarding it.
The Albany correspondent of the
few York Limes .writes that the
riends of Ex-Senator Platt assert thai
bieg have information to the effect
dat Gen Harrison had invited-Platt te
nrter his Cal!inet as postmaster general,
ccepnce. n mn rm h
ime source places John Wanhamake'
s secretary of the navy and Warner
lille,r as commnissioner of agriculture.
f r. Platt is said to have received the
flicial notification last week, and to
ave mailed his letter of acceptance on
'riday or Saturday last.
Excitement is intense at Lexington,
'a., over the discovery of an immense
iountain of the richest iron ore, which
tvals in quality and vast deposit the
LImous iron beds of Birmingham. It
ras discove-~ed by personis who went
ut to investigate the newlf opened
roperty called Buena Vista, on the
ne of the Shenandoah Valley and
ichmond t and Alleghany railroads,
~ithin a few miles.'of this town.
hemiists pronounce the ore more thar
.per cent pure and high grade. This,
is thought, will ensure the buiJl'ig
f a new city. Busihess is nearly bJs
ended, and people will not talk of
nything but the discovery and the
rospects of a new Pittsburg or Birm
An offer has been made for the dyna.
iite cruiser Vesuvius by a European
soveinment, and if the United States
~overnment or contractors shall not
the-the vessel, Messrs. Williany.Cramp
Sons will dispose of her at a price far
excess of the sum named in the con
-act entered into with the United
tates Government. The Cramps are
ot in position to accept the offer, as
ie cruiser has been partially accepte.d
y the navy department. Members of
2e firm refuse to disclose the name ot
lae nation which made the offer, but
me Italian Go ;ernment is supposed to
e the one, inasnf'uch as the Cramp
re now constructing a pneum.aticdy
amite gunboat for that country.
E''ERY NIGHT I SCRATCHlED
nil the skin was raw. Bod.y covered
with scales like spets of snortar.
Omred by the Cuticura Keunedles.
I am go'ag to tel1 you of t.ae extraordiar
la.age your CLrriccaA RuxMEmEs performe
me. A bout the 1st of April last I noticed
me red pimples like coming out all over
y i>ody. but thought nothing of it until some
mue later on, when it be ' to look like
>ots of mortar spotted on, and which ctme
T in layers, accomipanied with itching. I
ould scraitch every night ntil I was raw,
tn the next nizat the scales. being formed
eanwhile. were scratched off again. In vain
.d I consult all the doctors In the country,
it without aid. After giving up all hope of
covery, I happened to see an advertise.
ent in the newspaper about your CurIcaa
EMhEDIEs, and purchased thorn fromn my
-ugit and obtained almost immediate re
if Ibgn to notice that the scaly erup
)ns gradualy dropped off and disappeare
c by one, and have been full cured. z had
e di--esse thirteen mon'hs bfore I bgn
.ing the CurricuaA RIrMEDIEs.gand in for
five weeks was e atirely cured. My disease
us eceea anu pooriasis. I recommended
e CUTrcuRA EEMEDIES to al11 in my viciniLy'
id I know of a great many who have taken
em, and thank me for the knowledge of
enm, eseci.ally mothers who have babes
ith scaiy eruptions on their heads and
>die4. I cannot ex,)ress' in words the thanks
you for what the UXrIcunA REMEDIEs have
eN to me. My body was covered with
ales, and I was an awful spectacle to be.
>ld. Now my skin is as nice and clear as a
Bet Ii.GO. COTEY, MerrDi, Wis.
Feb. 7. 1888.-Nota traea whatsoever of the
sease from which I suffered has shown it
If since my cure. .GEBO COTEY.
We cannot 'to justice to the esteem in which
mTcURA, the great Skin t-ure. and CrmcuuA
AP.a ex'nisite 8ki'i Beautifier, prpared
m it, and CrricuA ROsoLV,E'T. he new
ood Furifier, are held by the' thousands
on thonusends who.e lives have been made
Lppy by the cure of agonizing, humiliating,
ming, scaly -and pimply rnseases of the
in, ecalp, and bloo. with loss of hair.
Sold evervwhere. Price. CcTxccak.r50e..
>AP, 25c.; kEE8o.VENT. 51. Prepared by the
)TER. DRUG A'ND CitrMi1cAL Co., Boston
?rsen d for "Uintv to CnreSkln D~Isenaes
pages. 50 it lu. r.,tions, and 100 testimonials.
j3PL ES, blackh,e5d4, r"id. rough. channed
iiand oity skini ptevented by CUTrcURt
SA nd weakness lust antly relieved b
the i'n'evri AntI-P.ain Pau
ter', a Perfect Antidote to Pain, In
lIammationaad Weakness A new.
instataneous and infallible pain
kUling plastet~. 2~ cents.
First a cold, then a cough, then con
sumption, then death. - "I took Dr.
Acker's English Remedy forConsump
tion the moment I began to ,
and I believe it saved my life."-WAL*
TER N. WALLACE, Washington. Sold
by P. Robertson, opposite Post office,
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
Ex Parte Jane A. Chalmers-Petition
i OTICE is hereby given that the
Petitioner, Jane A. Chalmers, has -
applied before the Master of the Coun
ty aforesaid, to have her homestead isX
the real estate and rsonal estate of
her late husband, Tomas B. Chal
mers, deceased, set off to her, in accord
ance with law.
SILAS JOHNSTONE, Master.'
Master's Office, February 6, 1889.
Notice To Overseers.
OFFICE OF COUNTY COMMISSIONEAS;
Newberry, February 5th, 1889.
1 THE OVERSEERS of highways in
Townships No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 and
No. 11 are directed to order out their
hands for the 18th instant and - work
the roads at least four days.
Arrangements: have been made for
the overseers to get scrapers from Peo
ples & Johnson, and other tools, for
Townships No. 2 and No. 4 at 3. N.
Martin's, for No. 3 at C. & G. -.
Mower's, and for No. 11 at D. Hipp &
By order of the Board of County
GEO. B. CROMER, Clerk.
A LL PERSONS are hereby for
bidden to hire or - harbor either
Willie Albritton or Henry Davis, said
persons being under contract with
for the year 1889. Persons so hiring
harboring the said Willie Albritton o
Henry Davis will be prosecuted to t
extent of the law.
WESSINGER & DERRICK.
HA IR:BALSA Ma euiie ar
s a lazariant
D adrfnd L.tr
as 1e.0 #A
MADE. WIrH BOIUNC WATER.
MADE WITH BOIUNG MILK.
cm.urscorna t ps~
eamtotois u teeletib as Dr sF."
-o s MPTt'
the worsL. cau fr2t
frodlfdiO nUltOn Tselt. O. asi'a
Achlae aae a. Tac 0I .'and VLO.
4tne ais. Rhe t Scati
ter. The X-st and only lnstantaneous pan
killing M,renghnJgplaster. 2,5 cents fLye
for $1.0. At drgit,or of POrrER3U
.&.t C HEMCALeO~O6O
fflples.blackheads. chappd a ~
I ~kfn cured by CUTrCEvAS
A cet1lde t dardPopulrUeIuTstso
theErrorsof Youth, PremaueDecline,Niervous,
and Physieal Debiliy, Impuritieof the Blood,
for Work, Busics, the.Maxcor Soca Relation.
Avoid unsklial rteders. 'Poese thi ru
binding, emboesed, fuilit Tce, only $1.Cfby
mai. opl, conceale in p!ln'wrapper. Ilias
distinguishe author, if H are M . The
celved the COL-D AND JEWEtL.E MEDAL
from the National Medical Aselatfon
for the PRIZE ESSAY on NERVOUS att
PHYSICAL DEBiLITY. Dr. Parker anda corps
of Assistant Physiians may be consulted. eons.
arders fon books gr letters for advice,- should be
directed as above.
(UR books will be open until Feb-.
.Jruary 15, 1889, for settlement of
accounts. All accounts not padby
then will be placed in the hands of a
Trial Justice for collection or suit.
I. H. HUNT,
Manager Hunt's Book Store.
G. G. SA LE,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
W ILL PRACTICE in all the .
of the State and of the xte
States for the District of Ca
Of fice in Mollohon Ro,opposite the
court house, Newberry/S. C.
H ARRY H. BLEASE
Attorney at Law,
NEWBERRY, S. C.
Office-Rooms 5 and 6 over the store
of Smith & WVearn.
JAS. K. P.80889ANS W. H. tUNT, JR.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
NEWBERRY, S. C.
Office on Law Range.
fAVING lea.sed the large'and cen
trlylocated house, formerly
the Faliaw House. I have opened a
first-claiss *Boarding House -and will
keep the table supplied with the best
the market affords, and I can assure all
that the cooking cannot be surpassed.
Good airy rooms.
I solicit the generous patronage of
the loeal and traveling public.
-MRS. B. H. LOVELACE.
January, 16th 1889.f
TOTICE is hereby given, that under
"An Ordinance creating a fire de
prment for the town of Newbrry, 8. ~
.," the 6th Annual Fire Tax of one mill.
on all tax able poyin said t*own
will be due ;and paale between~ the
15th February and 15th March, 1889.
For the purpose of receiving said tax,
I will be in.nmy office each day from 9
Ito.3 o'clock, during said time.
By order of Council,