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ELBERI H. AULL, EDITOR.
ELBERT H. AULL, Proprietors.
WM. P. HOUSEAL,
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 :tbe 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
ing, 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'l
accept. We must say that we admire
Mr. Harrison on his ability to keep his
mouth shut and to let the guessers gc
on guessing, for all of these appoint,
ments are mere guess work.
The name of Mr. John Wanna.
maker, of Philadelphia, is proaiinentl3
mentioned in connection with a cabi
net portfolio. Mr. Wannamaker is f
wealthy merchant, and contributec
largely of his means to the campaigr
fund and thus gained for himself na
tional notoriety. He has made a largr
fortune from a small beginning, and hi
prominence in the political world to
day is owing to his great wealth an<
the mention of his name in connectioi
with a cabinet position is anothe:
evidence of the power and infueno
We take the following from a recen
issue of the Manufacturer's Record ani
give it to our readers for what it i
Benner, the business prophet, whos
predictions for some years have beei
so closely verified, now prophesies :
great boom in business during 1889 an<
1890. These are the years in his esti
mation in which to reap a fortune, fo
their wonderful activity will, he says
be _oilowed by a panic in 1891. ,"I pre
dict," he says, "that the price of iroi
will advance, and the average price fo
the year 1S89 will be higher than th
-average of 1888, and I also predict tha
there will be a wonderful advance iL
prices for iron, stocks and all product
and commodities in the year 1890. Al
business will be prosperous; it will b
.a year of good crops-the boom yea
Sthe period of activity. In the be
ginning of the year 1891 business wil
be at its height-a great business it
fiation-pig iron $50 per ton in th
markets of our country. I predict tha
there will be a panic in the year 189:
The overtrading and general inflatio
of business and expansion of credit an
confidence will produce the result."
grand jury at the opening of th
ourt here on last Monday took occs
sion to make some observations on ou
system of trial by jury. We endore
heartily all that Judge Hudson say
. about the fearful condition of our jur
rooms as found in many cases. The
are usually as devoid of comfort and i
uninviting as they can well be mad
We have often thought there was gres
Ineed of improvement in this particula:
' We could never see the sense of pennin
men up in such places with so litt]
comfort and then expect them to delit
rate wisely and well. As Judge Huc
S son:said, no judgc would go into such
place with- so many discomforts an
undertake to write an opinion and ye
* in many cases th' verdict of a jury
of more consequence than the opinio:
h.qf a court.'
We believe the jury system is here t
stay. We suppose one reason for re
quiring unanimity in the verdictc
juries is the jealousy with which ou
institutions regard the life and libert;
of our citizens. Every man charge
with crime is presumed to be innocen
until he is proven guilty and that proc
must be beyond a reasonable doubi
and in order to make out such a case i
must satisfy all of the jurors.
It is true that no delibrative bodie
require unanimity in order to act, ye
that body which has within its custod;
the life and .the liberty of me:
cannot be too carefully guarded. W
are not prepared to accept Judge Huds
son's views on the question of unani
.-. mity in criminal cases. In civil case
it might be well to relax the ,rule, bu
we should want more than a bare ma
jority in that case,at least atwo-thirdsco
three-fourths majority. It is a'questio:
that is being discussed by able jurists
Jurors have a great responsi
bility resting upon them and should b
mpressed with the magnitude an:
*im'x>rtance of their office. With then
in a great measure rests the enforce
ment of the iaw aswellas the liberty an<
life of parnies charged with crime. Iti
- a very important position and we some
times fear our jurors do not attach tha
importance to the office they should.
We desire to direct attention to th<
notice of Gen. Y. J. Pope, President o
the Survivors Asssciatiion at Newberr'
County caliing a meeting of Newvberra
oni next Monday. We hope to see
full attendance at this meeting. Th<
association ought to be kept up and thi:
is -an important meeting, having the
appointment of a committee to co-ope
rate with the pension board appointe<
by' the Governor. Let there be a ful
Looks Ugly for Kenna.
CH AR LESTON, W. VA., February -5.
Two ballots were taken to-day fo
United States Senator. First, Gotf 43
Kenna 41, Pearsall 3. Herford.d, Wal
ker 1, Governor Willson '. Second bal.
lot, Goff, 43. Kenna 42. Pearsail 3. Her
*ford 2, Walker 1. Van Pelt and Shank
Dorr refuses to vote for Kenna undei
any circumstances, but does not give
any reason for his action. The way the
matter now stands it appears thai
Kenna will not be returned.
COLUMBIA'S IG COMPANY.
A Little More Light on its Objects and
[Special to the News and Courier.]
COLUMBIA, 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. As it is not identical
with what ws ,erstood by this Bu
reau to be the-programme when refe
rence was first made in this correspon
dence 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
holders. 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
the 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 deai
more could be written on the subject,
but this is sufficient to outline the plan
of organization. The result of this sys
tem of valu..tion .nd 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
t is passed two of the most extensive
I 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 saia to have done the largest jewelry
i business in the South. The announce
L ment of Mr. McElree's assignment was
I verified at too late an hour to permit
- its being telegraphed The Register, and
r even to-day but little is known, even
to the commercial agencies, save the
fact that.he has assigned to C. A. Mc
z Hugh for the benefit of his creditors.
r Both the assignor and assignee decline
e to speak.
t Mr. McElree has been an impor
i tant factor in a good many strange
s things that have happened in Charles
Iton within the past two or three years.
aHe was at one time one of the largest
radvertisers perhaps in the South. It is
-said in fact, that he spent not less than
I$2,500 a year in advertising, and it paid,
for he succeeded in building up the
elargest kind of business. Things seemed
tto prosper with him, until, in an evil
moment, he went into politics. The
acity administration offended him by
Sbuilding the new fire station on the
old artesian lot at the corner of Went
worth and Meeting streets. Mr. Mc.
-an w,u me~~ u, oir ,risaur to Trave1
0owned. This, or something else, made
ehim mad. He withdrew all his busi
ness advertisements from the news
rpaper and used the "McElree Column,
eas it was called, for the purpose ol
pitching into Mayor Courtenay and his
VIt finally led Mr. McElree onto that
Vrcck on which so many financiers have
been wrecked before him-journalism.
He started the atternoon Sun, and for
a time made Rome howl.
The suspension of Mr. McElree's
business is a blow to Charleston. Mr.
McElree was one of the most progres.
esive merchants on the street, and be
-fore he struck politics and journalism
he was prospering. He has a large
anumber of friends, and even tne men
that he "pitched into,, had a sort of
Sliking for him. The stand he took on
tthe antilicense crusade lost him some
sfriends and made him others. Many
athought that .he did wrong in volun
tarily going to jail for the reason that
he could just as well have contested
athe license law by paying under protest
.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 h is
Sbusiness troubles and once more start
tMcElree's Jewelry Palace in all the
pristine magnificence that marked it
Sbefore its proprietor ventured into the
;dangerous campaign of polities and
[Special to the News and Courier.]
COLUMrBIA February 4.-Between 4
and -5 o'clock this afternoon Mr. John
SBauskett, 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 mnortgage 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 Lo rich & Lowrance, where the
Sdiscussion had been held. In a few
minutes he returned, and the contro
-versy was continued in the office of the
Sestablishment, where several other
Sparties were present. An issue of ve
racity was made, and Capt Lowrance
pronounced a statement of Mr. Baus
kett to be false. Mr. Bauskett then
jpulled a 3:2-calibre, single action, Smith
& Wesso n revolver, and fired at Capt.
Lowrance, who was close to him.
-Where the bullet went has never been
tascertained, but it did not strike Capt
Lowrance, or any of the persons in the
office. Before another shot could be
fired Mr. Bauskett's hand w"as seized,
and after a struggle his revolver was
taken away by the bystanders. Capt
SLowrance 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.
ICALLED TO HIS DOOR AND SHOT.
Cowardly Assassiaio of a Colored Man
t (Secil t th Register.]
ININ:r-SIx, Feb. .5.-News was re
ceived here this morning of the nmyste
rious murder of Milton Fouche, a negro
-man, 40 years old, who lived on the
Iplantation of G3eo. M. Anderson, five
Imiles 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
persons whom Fouche recently prose
, HISTORY OF AN AWFUL CRIiE.
Three Hundred Countrymen Bent
Taking Swift Vengeance on the Su
pected Murderers of Mr. Abernathy
-Confession of a Negro.
[Special to the News and Courier.
ROCK HILL, February 1.-Upoi
few minutes' notice that there wo
probably be a lynching at Rock E
I came from Columbia to-day. W1
I arrived the lynching excitement
just over, so instead of attending
execution I visited the new Stand
Cotton Mills. Well, a cotton factor
a better advertisment than a lynchi
and as the evidence was not entii
conclusive, it was fortunate that
sensation expected did not occnr.
The crime was the murder of W
Abernathy. The assault, which
rulted in his death, three days la
was committed- on last Friday nij
January 25. Mr. Abernathy forL
the company of the mercantile fir
Massey & Co., who did businesi
Catawba Junction, on the Three
Railroad, about nine miles from
place. It was the habit of Mr. A
nathy to sleep in-the store when
partner, Mr. Massey, was absent.
FIRST NEWS OF.THE CRIME.
On the night mentioned Mr. Maf
was away, and insteau of staying im
house, a few yards distant, where
wife and five children were, Mr. A
nathy remained in the store. At
10.30 P. M. Mrs. Abernathy heai
noise at her door. Opening it she
mitted her husband. It was dar
the room or entry, and she asked w
was the matter. Mr. Abernathy
swered faintly that he was very
and asked her to get a light. W
the light was obtained she discov4
that he was wounded and bleed
Alarmed, she inquired the cause,
her husband answered that he
fallen down in the store. Invesi
tion proved that he had received a t
from behind with some blunt is
ment which had broken his skull.
fracture extended across the head f
ear to ear. On the top of the head
an indentation, the skull being
pressed and bearing upon the br
Neighbors and a doctor were s
moned, and the wounded man loc
after. - He was evidently not in
session of his senses, and at diffe
times stated that no one had hurt I
that a white man had struck him,
again that a negro had done it. Ar
amination of the store did not re
the loss of any goods which coul
remembered. Mr. Abernathy ling
until Monday evening, when he
ARREsTiNG THE SUSPECTED.
The first arrest was made on S,
day morning. The negro arrested
known as Charley Mack, but ea
himself MeManus. He was suspe
because be was the last man see
the store with Mr. Abernathy on
day night. His occupation was th
a section hand at Catawba Junci
He. stoutly main' ained his innoce
and when taken before Trial Ju
Bell at Yorkville waived a prelimil
examination and was conimitte
jail. Several weeks before the mu
Mr. Abernathy had some of his
hives stolen, and a negro named Ch
Colston was suspected of the theft,
this was the nominal cause of
arrest, although the act was stimul
by the fact that he remarked afte
assault on Mr. Abernathy to a nm
who wvas expressing his regret a
occurrence, that that was nothing,
that if they, Massay & Co. did not
cut their store wvould be in ashes b<
the week was over.
Trial Justice Win. White, of.]
Hill, issued the warrant of aa
When he found himself in the
Colston made what he declared
a eonfession, implicating another r
section hand named John
ten. Feaster had been arrested
clared that on Thursday afterr
when he was hunting with Feaster
latter had asked him if he did
want to make a big haul of in
Upon his replying that he did, Fe
proposed that he Charley Mack,
and three others should make a raj
Massey & Co's store the next n
Colston agreeing to join the p
Feaster declared that if any ma
y ulged the secret the others woul<
him. To continue Colston's stater
the seven negroes held a mneeting
Thursday night and made theirj
for the robbery. It wa agreed
if either Mr. Massey or Mr. A bern
was in the store he should be k
On Friday night they approach
within ~ffy yards of the store,
sent Mack there to reconnoitre.
returned with news that all the
people had leff the store except
Abernathy. They then went tc
scene of~ the crime.
HOW THE DREADFUL DEED WAS I
Reaching the store, Colston said
they saw Mr. Abernathy.sitting u
a lamp with two shoe boxes at his
On the top of the highest box
singletree. Colston was placed a
doon to watch, wvhile the others ent
Mack got behind his victim and Fe
in front of him. Mack picked uj
singletree and struck Mr. Aben
twice on the back of the head wi
felling him so that his head dro
over a nail keg in front of hisc
Then Feaster struck him, but Cc
(id not observe what weapon he1
Feaster fumbled in the stricken n
pocket. Mack went to the nm
drawer of the store and tried to p
open. A bell attached to it sound(
alarm and frightened them. Mr.
nathy then began struggling an<
assassins tied. Feaster carrying
him a sack of flour. They separat
the door. Next morning Colstor
Feaster, who told him that he obts
NOu or $50 probably from Mr. Abi
thy's pockets, which he promis<
divide with him, but did not do so.
This was the substance of Cols
statement to the trial justice. W b
evidently wans partly lalse, the des
tion of the assault must have
nearly accurate, for in a fish
which the negro had taken for a
keg, was found a quart of blood.
pillow and bolster of the bed- il
store were smeared with blood.
A bernathy had evidently lain or
bed and when partially revived
mechanically gone to :his housc
In consequence of this evidence I
ter was examined by Trial Ju.
White. He insisted that he wa.s:
cent, and was insolent arnd def
Colston claimed to be unable to ide,
anuy other negroes than Mack
Feaster. Justice W'~hinte pra'cticall3
luded his examination of the ne.
lst night. They were kept in
office last night under a strong gt
Talk of lynching induced the
dent correspondent of The News~
Courier to notify the home office o
situation. This morning somec
evidence was taken by the justice,
issued a warrant committinig the
negroes, Colston and Feaster, to ja:
ARRIVAL OF THE LYNCHING PA:
But when the time came for th<
ecution of the warrant there w;
check. A large number of cit.
from the Cataw ba Junction reachec
town, and when between 11 an<
o'clock an efrort wa made to cor
the prisoners to the Three C's t
bound for Yorkville the crowd i
f~red and refused to allow them to I
town. They were brought back
placed in the guard house. The cr
swelled until there were about t
hundred incensed men about the gi
house. The citizens greatly des
that the law should take its course,
the countrymer were bent on ly)
ig. The lives of the negroes,
o'clock to-day, were not thought w<
an hour's purchase. Cool-headed
Jj JL11.JJ.. La. ..' -
izens worked amid the excited throng S
in the interest of law and with effect.
C A PREACHER'S EFFECTIVE APPEAL.
It is conceded that the Inost effective T
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
a a committed. Mr. White mounted a
ld wagon in the midst of the crowd and c
made such a strong appeal as greatly to L
ie quiet the passions which had been c
vas aroused. An argument which was
the used by others had great effect, and it f
ard was that if these negroes were lynched n
y is there could be no clue to the other
ng guilty ones.
-ely i The end of it all was that the negroes
the were reluctantly allowed to be taken to '
Yorkville under guard on the 3 P. M. C
C. train. They arrived there safely, but
re terribly frightened, and were lodged in
ter, jail, as returning members of the guard
ned ALL QUIET ONCE MORE.
a of Wh\n I arrived in Rock Hill, shortly
at after 4 o'clock, the town was once
C's more quiet, the country people having
this gne home, and the citizens were:
ber- breathing freely after their hours of ex
his citement. Everything is serene to-night s
and Rock Hill is to be congratulated
that the day has ended without unlaw
isey ful action, which might be bitterly re
his gretted later. The crime was a terrible
his one, and there is no probability that
ber- any technicality will avail to protect 1
,out the perpetrators from the punishment
rd a which the law provides for such a
k in AN AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCE.
hat One circumstance which served to
an- heighten the feeling in the case is the
sick fact that a negro is now in the York
hen County jail upon the charge of attempt
red ing a criminal outrage upon one of Mr.
ing" Abernathy's little daughters on last
and Thanksgiving Day. It is said that
had. nothing but the intervention of Mr..
iga- Abernathy and his family prevented
>ow the lynching of this negro before the
tru- law could take cognizance of his crime.
The - . . ---
rom Vaga.4ee of the Weather.
ain. WASAINGTON, February 4.-The
uum- signal office reports that the tempera
&ked ture has fallen in New England, the
pos- middle Atlantic States and Ohio Val
rent ley, and very considerably in New
uim, England and New York. It has risen
and in the Lake regions, the upper Missis
ex- sippi Valley, and thence southwest to
veal Eastern Texas and Colorado. It has
d be fallen in Eastern Dakota and Minneso
ered ta, with evidence of severe cold for the
THE FREEZE IN NEW ENGLAND.
Ltur- BOSTON, February 4.-Reports from
was various parts of New England show
lied that the thermometer registers from .30
cted to 40 degrees below zero this morning.
n in COLD IN CANADA.
Sun- OTTAwA, ONT., February 4.-Re
at of ports from the suriounding districts
tion, show that the ther:ometer this morn
nce, ing registered from 24 degrec to 37 de
stice grees below zero.
S THE COLDEST DAY IN THE MOHAWK
bee- CANAJOHARIE, N. Y., February 4.
arles To-day is the coldest day of the present
and winter in the Mohawk Valley, the
his thermometer registering from 18 degrees
ated to 24 degrees below zero.
r the A DISASTROUS STORM IN NEBRASKA.
gro, LINCOLN, NEB., February 5.-A gale
the prevailed yesterday all over Nebraska,
and starting at 2 o'clock yesterday morning
Look- -at Alliance and reaching Lincoln at
fore about 9 o'clock this morning. Con
siderable damage was done in the west
ern part of the State, buildings- be
Rock ing unroofed and trees blown down. At
~rest. Arapahioe, a number of small buildings
toils were blown down, but no one was in
to be jured.
egro At Hastings the Central school was
eas wrecked, three persons being so badly
and injuired that their :recovery is impossi
ioon,. One other was injured so that he will
, the probably die, and the teacher, Miss Al
not drich, was fatally injured. The ,storm
ney. was widespread but no serious damage
aster yet reported.
Ed. A ELIzzARD IN MICHIGAN.
id on MARQUETTE, MICH., February 5.
ight. The greatest blizzard for years raged all
arty, i:ight and is still howling to-day. Rail
.n di- road traffic is almost at a -complet.e
I kill standstill.
na,HAIL AND STONES AT LEXINGTON, VA.
as LEXINGTON, VA., February 5.-A
that heavy hail storm and hurricane passed
athy over the western section'of this county
illed. late this evening, doin great damage.
ed to Three ex-cadets, of th Virginia Mili
and tary Institute, at 2o'clock this morning,
He for a lark, stoned the residenes of Gen.
white Francis Smith,.the venerable superin
.Mr. tendent of that institution. They were
t'recently expelled from the military
school. They were arrested and fined
ONE. $50 each.
that CURSE OF A LOTTERY.
lay a Fatalities Attending the Proprietors and
t the Sometimes the Investors.
aster LOUISVIL LE, Ky., February 1.-W.
p the Scott Glore, for seven years interested
athy in the Frankfort Lottery of Kentucky,
th it, died of paralysis of the brain at half
pped past four o'clock this afternoon, at the
hair, age of 48 years. He leaves a fortune of
Iston $150,000 for a widow and one son. All
used, of the lottery offices in Louisville that
ian's he was sole owner of, have been closed.
oney A strange fatality has followed the|
nl it owners of tbis lottery. Ex-Governori
d an Bramlette, one of the founders, fel!
t ber- dead of heart disease before he realizedi
the any;of its profits; C. M. Briggs, another,
with met the same fate; Wiley Barrow made
ed at a fortune in it, and died suddenly while
.met on a visit to Colorado; Charlie Howard,
ined one of the founders, and who also was
rara- one of the sta:rters of the New Orleans
>d to lottery,-was thrown from a buggy in
New York and killed; E. L. Stewart,
Swho bad a long legal contest about the
'loitery, fell dead on the street, and
ton's Geo Miller, a prominent owner, died of
1eit delirium tremens.
been Honesty's Reward in Chicago.
'The CmICAGo, January 30.-Arthur Tut
1 the ton, an engineer who has been out of
Mr. work all winter and had spent many
the days looking for a job stumbled over a
had package containing $7,597.40, yester
near day. Het took it home, opened it and
discovered that it belonged to G. F.
e-Firm enich, a wealthy manufacturer.
.The next norning he returned it to
stice Firemenich. The m'anufacturer was
uno- overjoyed at his lucky escape from a
ant- heavy loss. He showed his apprecia
utify tion ~of the poor engineer's honesty by
and offering him a bright, new 2.5 cent
his A Large Fortune.
resi~ The will of the Hon. R. Y. McAden,
f the oCharlotte, N. C., who died last
ther week, was probated in that city Tues
who day. The estate is valued at $8.50,000,
two not including the life insurance, which
il was $110,000. That is the largest es
-'tate that has ever been recorded in the
RTY- county of Mecklenburg.
as a A Prominent Pastor Dead.
the AUGUSTA, February 2.-Dr. A. T.
12 Mann, the most eloquent pastor -of the
ivey Georgia Methodist Conference, died to
rain day at the age of 70. During his minis
i ter- try he occupied every leading pulpit in
rave the state, Hie was a brother-in-law of
and Bishop Pierce. He will be buried from
owd St. John's Church to-morrow.
ard IShe is "Grateful."
ired I"I saved the life of my little grl by a
prompt use of Dr. Acker's English
ach- Reey for Consumption."-Mrs. WM.
t 1 V. HARRIMAN, New York. Sold by
rth P. Robertson, opposite Post office New
Ct- berry, S. C.
GIT AGAINST SOUTH CAROLINA
he West Point Terminal Likely to Be
come the Purchaser If the Road is Sold
[Special to the Register.1
CHARLESTON, February 2.-Pro
edings were commenced in the
rnited States Court to-day for a fore
losure of the first mortgage on the
outh Carolina Railway, which de
multed on the interest on its second
iortgage bouds on January 1st. The
etitioner is H. H. Walker, formerly
ritish Consul at this port, and one of
he trustees under the first mortgage.
'he court decided that the motion
ould only be entertained on' a "Rule
)ay," which is the first Monday of
very month; and as the court goes to
xreenville to-day, the motion will
berefore be postponed till the first
Ionday in March, unless the counsel
o. to Greenville, 300 miles distant,
hich is doubtful.
W. H. Brawley, the Solicitor of the
ompany, who has just "eturned from
ew York, said in an interview to-day
hat nothing had been done by way of
ettlement of the troubles.
The second mortgage bondholders
annot institute suit for foreclosure
intil July 1st, and they are, thereiore,
iot a party to the present suit.
The railroad officials say that the
>usiness for January was the largest
bat they have had in many years.
As foreshadowed in these dispatches,
t is not at all improbable that the West
'oint Terminal will become the pur
:hasers of the road in the event of a
ale under foreclosure.
LATEST CABINET SPECULATION.
li'soa's Positive Wi.hdrawaI Brings Oui
a New Lot of Candidates.
WASHINGToN, February ,2.-The
ositive statements published that Mr.
Allison will not accept a Cabinet posi
;ion, will bring a number of new
ames to the front in Cabinet gossip
Sessrs. McKinley, Butterworth anc
Eoster, of Ohio, are all suggested foi
.he treasury department, though it
eems probable if any of the number is
,elected that Mr. McKinley would be
It Is also suggested that should the
3enate agree to the conference repor
)n the billrnaking the head of the de
partment of agriculture a Cabine
fficer, Senator Palmer, of Michigan
who has been very active in support o
this measure, may be chosen secretar:
of agticulture instead of the selection a
Geneal Alger, of that state, for th.
war department. It is suggested i
this connection that the transfer o
Michigan's share of honor for Alger t
Palmer would obviate much d'ssatis
faction which seems likely to grow ou
of the selection of Mr. Alger, by reaso1
of the feeling against him by th
friends of other presidential candidates
Congressman Houck bas received:
letter from Gen. Ben Butler express
ing the. hope that Gene:ai Mahon
will be made head of the postoffice de
Senator Allison Dee Res.
INDIANAPOLIS, IND, February 3.
It can be stated w'th positiveness tha
Allison has 'declined, and that his le
ter to that effect has been received b
the President-elect and accepted a
There is no doubt Allison's dechin:
tion was a severe disappointment 1
Geni. Harrisen. The General's disal
pointment, however, was of short dur;
Windom Safe for the Treasury.
INDIANAPOLIs, February 5.-SO f:
as can be learned here, Windom fi
the treasury seems to be a fixture.
Mr. Cleid wli Practices Law in Ne
WASHINGTON, February 3.-Cc
Lamont to-night setttled the questic
as to President Cleveland's futu
home, by giving to the press the f<
The President will return to the sta
of New York to reside at the expir
tion of his term of office, and will r
sume the practice of his professioni
New Yoi-k city, having associated:
counsel with the law firm of Bang
Stetson, Tracy and McVeagh.
BROKE H YS SKULL.
A Premi aenit Farmer of Chester KEmed b
a Pall from His Hers.
[Special to Columbia Register.]
CHESTEa, S. C., Feb. 5.-Willia:
Hollis, a prominent farmer living aboi
four miles Sout.h of Chester, wi'e
turninig home from his fai m, about I
o'clock to-day, was thrown from h
horse upon a ledge of rocks, breakic
his skull. He died in a few hours afte
ward. He was about 60 years of at
and leaves a wife and two children.
Reporters Capture an Important Witne
in the Hawes Murder Case.
BIRMiNGHAM, ALA, February 3.
The latest development in the Hawi
murder case is the capture, by two
the Age-Herald reporters, of a ma
supposed to have been an eye-witner
of the murders. The reporters got on tt
man's trail and followe4 him tw
thousand miles. finally capturing hii
in Middleton, Teum. The man clain
that he is a twin brother of thbe ma
who saw the killingt of Mrs. Hawe
but his brother told him he saw ama
strike M1rs. Hawes with a club. TI
lady then ran and Fannie Bryst
caught and finished her. He ~also sa
them carry the bodies of Mis. Haw
and her little girl through the woodsi
sacks to East Lake. The testimony wi
probably have important bearing c
the trial, and in bringing Fannie Br:
ant in the case. He says that two whil
men assisted Hawes to dispose of tU
A Urakeman Killed.
CHESTER, February 1.-Ross M
Neel, a brakeman on the Cheraw an
Chester Railroad, was accidental]
killed to-day, a few miles this side<
Lancaster. His death resulted in ti
old way-approaching an over-hea
bridge thoughtlessly. He was aboi
23 years of age and had been in tI
railroad service about one month. H
remains were taken back to Lancast<
for a post mortem examination th
Editor Atweed Becomos an Evangelis1
ATLANTA, February 3.--C. S. A
wood, editor of the defunct Even in
Capitol, was baptized by immersion i
the Second Baptist Church this afte:
noon by the Rev. R. S. Barrett, a
Episcopal minister. After his pape
suspended Atwood's mind became d<
ranged, and Dr. Barrett's action i
receiving Atwood, under the circun
stances, is by no means generally ar
proved by resident Episcopalians. T<
night Atwood began an evangelisti
career by preaching in the MethodiE
Coug in the morning, hurried c
tightness in the chest, quickened pulse
chilliness in the eyening or sweats a
night, all or any of these things are th
first stages of consumption. Dr. Acb
er's English Remedy for consumptio:
will cure these fearful symptoms, and i
sold under a positive guarantee by I
Robertson, opposite Post Office, Newl
berry, S. C.
District Conference . X. C. A.
A conference of the Young Men's
Chr'stiaa Associations of Newberry
County was held here during last it
Thursday and Friday. c
After the opening sessions Thursday fi
evening, Mr. A. H. Kohn, of Prospe
ty, was made temporary chairman, and tj
Mr. F. W. Higgins was requested to ii
act as secretary pro tem. r
On calling the roll of delegates the
Newbercy-Jno. T. Nicholas, 0. S.
Mower, R. Y. Leavell, E. C. Jones.
St. Luke's-J. S. Nichols, A. E. P. b
Bedeabaugh, L. C. Boozer, J. M.
Prosperity-A. G. Wise. A. H. Kohn, r
S. C. Sheppard.
Enoree-A. W. Higgins, D. A.
Swindler, J. L. Dickert.
Mt. Pilgrim-H. P. Dominick, W. C.
Dominick, Andrew Shealy, A. M.
Miller, J. A. Kinard.
Johnstone Academy-J. J. Kilgore.
On motion, a committee consisting of L
one from each delegation was appointed
as nominating committee. They re
commended the following officers for
the ensuing year, who were unanimous
President, A. H. Kohn; Vice-Presi
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.
Jones-replete with brotherly love,
tenderness and heart-greeting, in behalf
of the Newberry Association, was re
sponded to by Mr. A. H. Kohn, who
abiy voiced the sentiments of the visit
After hearing report of the business
committee the conference adjourned to
meet at 10.a. m., on Friday.
After a conseciation service conducted
by the Ge neral Secretary of Newberry:
on Friday morning, the report from
Associations were read. Below is given
a table showing these repoi ts:
f Q Date of Organization.
- Charter Members.
1 C Present Membership.
___________IMen'sMeetinge per Mo. p
a Average Attendance.
The ojet fo whc teecovn
Newberry:a The soilohscl n
Mt Plri:.h beei ofth'yun
a o ov ad or fr hrst
The omunty,rwc theesenrageen-o
tionsuerde rganigation aouthe
ProsperiHy Kohe openethe ndiscua
elsion of ygquesin.Hwca e
riv Mt ilgrit from bnti coftereong?
nmenk o the csmunt.
elet. ues from ers yue's Enree
and ropedrk foruse Therscpeto
assoreaion The eleaintry thaes."ta
. Ade mortn fme ousngess coft
ethe co nirence adjorgeunt of3
viTue andteopession was nthso
Mar.ge.ly atteneedwr the discus,
song o the neessaryHo lean of many
meeark te s ubt.tesbet icse
elaeo from pratca vLue', anowre
andlPoe ity disusse inTescop o
it "assitons infouavn pAsoiainsi
2 everyh commnit,ferecadored gin 2:30
The afernon raero was nt eed
elargel aottofnthe qusos were otere
)ofinga to ath, ecesartlaing of frmanyf
fetdelegates. ttesbet icse
werebusinch practicalofale cnfere
hndred t mh intrs it
Th"easen rv havding Associatosist
chuevrycoamu7:3tywa ryte gien,ing
man ofor conesree foth.svrypes
aThe quetione whoawerewa ine attendc
wil andot nof thret qetcios ere ben
0 iltoers eicting s inions fro Rev.fC
heedines seions the onfere
eoncel adjuned to Bro. Sct Propriy
kindeserice heln uin the Mthodisf
need,rc ad 7:0lastl rel thei whonfur
ishedofou coerspenceit as ver pleas
Everyan tone ho ee WightenJ.nce
Iill.not now acofortabhe uios orndmen
teresTig ades eingemuch byt'i re.
NeP.Sott isThe mimec,to preparekeyour
gewt uroundiga eay lardead evey
expeA t gratitCudED thelthands swho
dbucess, bsetakid, byr Sio' ouCeeatesr
- s ieley, andc to Bro. Scott foI
Thkidessi helpomitte us the outmernf
exponishdthespeni comissi, now T. New
York--yoneishigo Je. WrgT. rck
r.WR. Cop nerar bore ulnAe
a ndno. L.i a. corablealle uonan
ta.yhiri Grang th,ty hali. True.
said isa the tmeisson prepared your
igound foriitin earl gouthen anuy
gfactfresh Garne Seed froductsrt
son's Norutrec, oppor theanot
hopfie. thtNwYrfwudb e
retd bcause CitD w athcntrwe o
ecmRmeyrice 0h cuntr. Itas In
-The arp coies of the Sorth ern e
temm hr h exposition 1omigon owi Nei
Banking on Sixty Cents.
ATLASTA, February 4.-C. B. North- s
i, receiver of the Mercantile Bank-jA
ig company, furnishes to-night a
)mplete list of the liabilities heard
om, amounting to $31,954. Payment
as stopped on a few drafts that fell I
ito the receiver's hands. Absolutely 2
ie only assets are the sixty cents found e
the drawer on the first day of the
.ceivership. Tolleson, president, and
;ichards, cashier, are still in jail.
Shot for a Seat in a Car.
ATLANTA, February 4.-Near Fair
urn, on the Atlanta and West Point -
ain to-day, Capt. John T. Hearn shot
nd fatally wounded an unknown
egro. The trouble grew out of the 1
.fusal of the negro to give up his seat.
re drew a knife on Hearn, who shot
A .Folltician, Come to Grif
CLEVELAND, OHIo, February 5.-F.
L. Braggins, late chairman of the
uyahoga County Republican central
ommittee, was sentenced to eight years
a the penitentiary to-day for forgery.
An Earthquake in Canada.
ST. FLAVIE, QUEBEC, February 5.
L slight shock of earthquake was felt
,t Grand Metis at 2 o'clock this morn
ng, coming from the west and lasting
'he South Carolina State Sunday-School
Notice is hereby given to all inter
sted that the State Sunday-school
-onventiou will meet this year in the
ity of Charleston, beginning Tuesday
;venin', March 16, and continuing
hrougri the next two days. By the
onstitution each county is entitled to
is many delegates "as there are mem
yers from said county in the General
A,ssembly of the State."
The executive committees of the
,everal counties are earnestly requested
:o appoint promptly delegates who can
tttend; and all friends of the cause are
irged to do what they can to make the
couvention a success. -
Mr. William Reynolds, of Illinois,
president of the International Sunday
5chool Convention, is to be present and
take part in the Convention.
'ihos.. H. Law,
Chairman State Central Ex. Com.
Spaitanburg, January 30, 1889.
NEWS IN EKIEF.
The appropriations for pensions are
The President has transmitted to
Congress additional correspondence
relative to Samoa, showing that, in
conformity with Secretary Bayard's
reuresentations, the German govern
ment has exempted foreigners from the
operation of martial law in Samoa, and
has directed the German Consul to re
linquish his command of the adminis
tration of the islands.
President Inman, of the Richmond
Terminal, states that the idea is for the
Missouri Pacific to reach the Atlantic
coast at Norfolk and Savannah and
freight can be forwarded.to New York
by steamer. It is intinisteT 'also that
Jay Gould- or some. corporation con
trolled by him will purchase the stock
of the Georgia Company, but officials
state that this matter, though being
considered, has not yet taken definite
shape, and they. prefer not to make any
staetmlent yet regarding it.
The Alban,y correspondent of the
New York Tines .wxites that the
friends of Ex-Senator Platt assert that
they have information to the effect
that Gen Harrisori had invited-Platt to
enter his Caldnet as mster ral,
same source places John Wanhamike
as secretary of the navy and Warner
Milley as comnmissioner of agriculture.
Mr. Platt is said to have received the
official notification last vweek, and to
have mailed his letter of acceptance on
Friday or Saturday last.
Excitement is intense at Lexington,
Va.,, over the discovery of an immense
mountiain of the richest iron ore, which
rivals in quality and vast deposit the
famous iron beds of Birmingham. It
was discove-ed by persons who went
out to investigate the newlf -opened
property called Buena Vista, on the
line of the Shenandoah Valley and
Richmond tand Alleghany railroads,
witbin a few miles: of this town.
Chemists pronounce the ore more than
59& per cent pure and high grade. This,
it is thought, will ensure the building
of a new city. Business is nearly sus
pended, and people will not talk of
anything but the discovery and the
prospects of a new Pittsburg or Birm
An offer has beenr made for the dyna-.
mite cruiser Vesuvius by a European
Goveinment, and if the United States
Government or contractors shall not
take the vessel, Messrs. Williany.Cramp
& Sons will dispose of her at a price far
in excess of the sum named in the con
tract entered into with the United
States Government. The Cramps are
not in position to accept the offer, as
the cruiser has been partially accepte.d
by the navy department. Members of
the firm refuse to disclose the name of
the nation which made the offer, but
the Italian Go ;ernmnent is supposed to
be the one, inasnfuch as the Cramps
are now constructing a pneumatic dy
namnite gunboat for that country.
E''ERY NIGHT I SCRATCHED
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with seales like spets of mortar.
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spats of m ortar spotted on, and which came
off in laLyers, accomipanied with itching. I
would scratch every night until I was raw.
then the next niwat the scales. being formed
meanwhile, were scratched off again In vain
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but without aid. After giving up all hope of
recovery. I happened to see an advertise.
ment in the newspaper about your CUTxouaA&
REMEDIES, and purchased them from my
druggit and obtained almost immediate re
lief. Ibgnto notice thnat the scaly erup
tions graduJ,y dropped off and disappeared
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the di-esse thirteen months beore I bega
taking ihe CuTicua RCMEDEs,Cand in fu
or five weeks was e itirely cnred. My disease
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'ER N. WaiLAcE, Washington. Sold
y P. Robertson, opposite Pst oice,
TATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
;Ix Parte Jane A. Chalmers-Petition
N OTICE is hereby given that the
Fetitioner, Jane A. Chalmers, has
pplied before the Master of the Coun-.
y aforesaid, to have her homestead in
he real estate and personal estate of
er late husband, Thomas B. Chal
ners, deceased, set off to her, in accord
Lnce with law.
SILAS JOHNSTONE, Master.
Master's Office, February 6, 1889.
Notice To Overseers.
EFFICE OF COUNrY COMMISSIONEBS,
Newberry, February 5th, 1889.
THE OVERSEERS of highways in
Townships No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 and
No. 11 are directed to order out their
bands for the 18th instant and work
he roads at least four days.
Arrangements have been made for
the overseers to get scrapers from Peo
ples & Johnson, and other tools, for
rownships No. 2 and No. 4 at J. N.
biartin's, for No. 3 at C. & G. 8.
Niower's, and for No. 11 at D. Hipp d '
By order of the Board of County
GEO. B. CROMER, Clerk.
ALL 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
extent of the law.
WESSINGER & DERRICK.
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for Work, Buslzcs the.Mariedor Soa Belation.
work. Inath3n ,ae,-oylSvBesui
binding, embossed, fuUIt lTc, only $1.O@IT
mail, ot.edconcealed in planwrapper. 1Dae
tratiTPo.tsFree. If ~o pynow. The
celved te COLD AN ,JEWELLDEDAL
or the PRIZ ESSAY on ERVUS aN
PH YSICAL DEBILITY. Dr.Parker and acorp
entlly by malo n pesn tthe .mee o
TH.E PEBD MEtoCAL NTTT
orders foe books 9r letters for advice should be
directed as above.
OlUR books will be open until Feb
Jruary 15, 1889, for settlement of
accounts. All accounts not pai' by
then will be placed in the hand of ?
Trial Justice for collection or suit.
I. H. HUNT,
Ma'nager Hunt's Book Store.
G. G. SALE,
ATTORNEY AT L.AW.
W ILL PRACTICE in all the
of the State and of th se
States for the District of Ca
Office in Mollohon Ro7,opposite he~
court house, Newber S. C.
HARRY H. BLEASE
Attorney at Law,
NEWBERRY, S. C.
Office-Rooms 5 and 6 over the store
of Smith & WVearn.
JAS, K. P. 8088ANS. W. N, HUNT, JR,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
NEWBERRY, S. C.
Office on Law Range.
HAVING leased the large and cen
Litrally located house, formerly
the Fallaw House. I have opened a
first-class'Boarding House and will
keep the table supplied with the best
t be market affords, and I can assure all
that the cooking cannot be surpassed.
Good airy rooms.
I solicit the generous patronage of
the local and traveling public.
- MRS. B. H. LOELAE
January, 16th 1889.
XOTICE is hereby given, that under
"n Ordinance creatig a fire do
arment for the town of Newbrry, 8,
.," the6th Annual Fire Tax of one mill
on all taxable propert in said town .
will be due ;and pybe between~ the
15th February and 15th March, 1889.
For the purpose of receiving said tax,
I will be inmy office each day from 9
to.3 o'clock, during said time.
By order of Council,
J. S. FAIR,