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L ERT H. AULL, EDITOR.
!EBERT H. AULL,
WK P. HOUSEAL, F
EWBERRY. S. C,
: T URSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1889.
SWepublish elsewhere an'article from
.. Pope, of Newberry, favoring the
pition of 'protection to American in
dustries. It is a strongletter.
;oL W.C.Keith, an able lawyer of
4ahalla and one of the editors of the
=eowee Courier, died after a brief ill
iess on8th inst. His death will be a
- OS to the press of the State.
C. H. Prince, of the Florence
-has sold a half interest in his
Sper to Mr. R. C. Starr, Jr., who will
i.the future conduct the editorial de
'; ment of the paper. We welcome
Starr into the ranks, and wish the
'.:abundant sucess under the new
;Wepdblish elsewhere in this paper
''article from the Manufacturer's
on the "Race question in the
-"-and we are inclined to agree
the Record that the best solution
3t this problem is white immigration.
e,be eve it is best for the white man
. for. the negro. -The negro, if let
,and not fooled up by white men,
as a rule, behave himself very well.
Ehe ncorporated companies of
ngham, representing mainly
rnaufacturing, mining, and land com
ies, have an agg te capital stock
f over $75,000,000."
:That is considerable wealth to be
'< gaged-in manufacturing in a young
. iwn-like Birmingham, yet there is
- mneb.hroom for these enterprises in the
There is not much danger. at
;Ieast_for wme time, of overdoing the
Cdrthad to be adjourned atnoon on
e-.Tueday until Wednesday morning,
.,here, being no. ease ready for trial.
, a . should not be. The jurora are
ght here and should be kept at
until they are through. It is an
eapenseto the county and it is not
..to keep jurors unless there is
. Sgnething for them to do. They are,
ought to be, men who have business
e -f home. We do not know whether it
s;the fault ,of lawyers; _ witnesses, or
" tigants. We do not believe in hasty
ork, but we believe in keeping -at it.
editors' of the Greenwood Tri
2jueand the Greenwood Atlas have
e-ben using their columns and their in
teecsof late, very freely, in villifying
ecother," and callng -each other
iune,and telling the public all about
,hiprivate and personal- affairs. It
Swell for brethren to dwell together in
.~ee,and we would. like to suggest
Ihthese'editors keep these personal
matters.out of their editorials. The
~ublic is not much interested in these
thbngs, but if both gentlemen desire to
~uhpapersat, Greenwood, the pub
H1cw1 wateh with interest a generous
TH PRESENTENTW-OP THE GBAND
T ihe presentment of the grand jury is
~pulished oji the outside-of this paper.
~Theepresent jury has gone to wvork in
~ snaet, and asif the members intended
terfo]l uty They favor the
of Judge Hudson that there is
adof achange in the law in regard
ttheTule requiring unanmity in the
~"~vrdicof the jury. We are not pre
~ ~dto endome 'this position of the
~r~rnd ury, for we do niot believe there
<~sny need for such a change in our
V- es. Let the jurors be impressed with
theImprtaceand magnitude of their
Sofce and with the sanctity of the oath
a thyiaye taken and it is not often that
owill find a juror who will perjure
bself. And when he.does not find
~ averictaccording to the law and the
Seidencee, as he is sworn to do, hE does
perjure himsel Our institutions and
~ aws arevery jealous of the life and
liberty'of the citizen. One of the great
troubles in our criminal courts'is to get
at thefigts, to get the witnesses to tell
-he truth and the wh.ole truth.
'he recommendation of the grand
-'- ur-y in-regard to improvements in our
court room is a very proper one, and
shoold receive immediate attention.
The improvements will cost very little
to the county and add very much to
'-the comfort and convenience of the
SThe vacancy in the office of County
aCmmissioners has been .filled.
The'presentment is a verj full anid a
vry good one. The grand jury holds a
mportant office in the county and
fpoperly administered will do much
good in the management of county
WHAT THE SOU~TH NEEDS.
The Manufacturers Record makes the
remakable statement that it has found
one Southern man who regrets to see
the rapid industrial development of the
8eucith." The Record then goes on to
shaow how the South has been -depen
dent upon other sections for its manu
factured articles, afid in a large m&as
ure, for its bread stuff', though we have
one of the richest countries on the
~~- globe in mineral and'natural resources,
-and well adapted to manufactures.
S We have grown poor by depending en
tirely upon agriculture, 'and the main
Sproduct being cotton. While doing
this and pursuing th'is policy we have
S seat millions away from home for our
bread and meat, and for all our manu
factured articles. Our wagons, buggies,
andearriages; our farming implements;
our clothes; and carpets, and blankets,
- ere all anufactured elsewhere. We
have a magnificent country, rich in
n aturairesources, but we need to do
ev#n more than we are now doing in
the establishment of manufacturing
- eeprises. The Record says: "The
South bas made a beginning arnd is
~ ~~pidldevelopingits natural resources,
ba'itwill be years before even the
nahme rket is fully supplied." The
- owinggores4taken by the Record
3 ro t he eensus wilgive some idea of
~wbatte South has donein.thie way of
manufactures as compared with other
ihe South, with an area of over
550,000 square miles, having a popula
tion of about 16,500,000 in 1880, had.
only $257,237,000 invested in manufac
tures, the total value of the produets be
ing $4.57,44S,000, while Pennsylvania,
with an area of 45,000 square miles and
4,280,000 inhabitants, had $474,409,000
invested in manufactures, which pro
duced that year $744,748,000 of goods.
Pennsylvania, with less than one-tenth
of the area, with less than one-fourth of
the population, and with natural
resources not equal even to the one
State of Alabama or Kentucky, had
$217,000,000 more invested in manufac
tures than the entire fourteen Southern
States, Maryland to Texas, and pro
duced nearly $300,000,000 more of manu
factured goods than the whole South.
New York, with an area of 45,000 squ: re
miles and 5,000,000 inhabitants, had,
$514,246,000 invested in manufactures,
which produced $1,080,638 )0 of goods,
or twice as much capital and more than
twice as great product as the entire
South. Even Massachusetts, with an =
area of 8,040 square miles, or only one-"
seventieth of the South's area, and with
a population of but 1,783,000, or but
little over one-tenth of the South's,
with a bleak and uninviting climate,
with no mineral or timber wealth of
any importance, had $303,800,00( in
vested in manufactures, or $46,000,000
more than the whole South - and pro
duced $631,500,000 of manufactured
goods, or $174,000,000 more than the
If any one thinks there is not room
and a need for more manufacturing en
terprises in the South, let him read and
ponder the figures above given. Our
resources are inexhaustible and the
great need for us to become a rich and
prosperous people is to develop these re
The wonder is that we did not be
come bankrupt by pursuing a policy
that was such a drain on our resources.
There is no danger of this development
becoming too rapid, at least, until we
come nearer supplyig our own needs.
A CIVIL SERVICE.
Judge Edgerton of the Civil Service Coin
misslon Removed by the President add
Governor Hugh S. Thompson Ap
pointed in his 'Place.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 9.-The
President to-day sent the following
nomination to the Senate: Hugh S.
Thompson, of South Carolina. to be
'United States Civil Service Commis
sioner in platc of Alfred P. Edgerton,
Judge Edgertor was atthe Capital
this afternoon. He says that he had re
ceived no intimation from the Presi
dent of any inteiltion to remove him
from office until yesterday when he
called at the White House. The Presi
dent then requested him to resign his
office in order that it might be filled by
Mr Tnompson. The President said
that there was little hope ofsecuring i he
place for Thompson as long as there
was but a single vacancy on the,Corn
mission. Judge Edgerton, .however,
promptly declined to resign holding
that his resignation would not be po
lite, creditable to himself or calculated
to help any other person (intimatino
that Thompon could not be confirmie
if nominated). Of course the President
might exercise his prerogative if he saw
fit. Tie President did see fit and when
he (Edgerton) reached his office this
morning he found the following letter
WASHINGTON, Feb. 9th, '89.
"Dear Sir: Your' are hereby removed
from the office .of United States Civil
(Sigened) "GROVER CLEVELAND.
To Hion. A. P. Edgerton."
When the news was communicated to
the remaining Commisioner-Lyman
-that officer was surprised and found
himself in a predicament as he was by
no meanssatisfied that he had authority
single handed to discharge the formal
duties of the Civil Service Commission.
Judge Edgerton says he can't recall any
differences with the President during
his term of office except those growing
out of what he describes as "the fact
that the President is the first mug
wump in the land while.I amla straight
He intends to write a letter to the
President in a day or two acknowledg
ing the receipt of his notice of removal
and perhaps adding an expression of his
opinion upon the President's course in
THE WORK OF THE ALLIANCE.
Merchants Want -Paying Customers and
Farmers Want Cheap Goods.
[Special to News and Courier.)
SPAExTANBURG, February 7.-The
County Alliance will meet nere Satur
day. They are now working at the
supply problem. They have secured
reducedrates on many articles in com
mon use by farmers. If they can wogk
the merchants down to a smaller per
cent on their goods and get themselves
up to prompt payment it will be better
all round. The merchant has suffered
much in the past by crediting men who
are very slow, The interest on past due
accounts eat up the profits. One may
have a nice little balance to his credit
on his books, but a few slow men and
others who do not pay at all will reduce
this balance very much.
The two-sided problem is this: The
Alliance men want cheaper supplies,
and the merchants want customers who
will pay promptly on the very day they
promise. If the Alliance can bring that
state of affairs about it will dogood.
THE COLORED FARMERS OF KERSHAw.
CAMDEN, February 7.-The colored
Farmers' Alliance have decided to do
their trading at Camden, at the store of
BaumBros. & Stein..
A SENSATION IN [BALTIMORE.
A South CarolinianRobbed by a Nephew of
BALTIMORE, February 8.-Samuel
W. Lincoln, a nephew of Ex-President
Lincoln, was before United States
Commissioner Rogers to-day charged
with abstracting money from a letter
sent through the mails addressed to
Ryan A. Gyles. Lincoln is from
Lacy's Springs, Va., and ciaims to be a
temperance lecturer. His victim is a
medical student. Both boarded at the
same house. A money order for $25
ame to Gyles, but Lincoln captured it,
and had it cashed at the postofiice Sat
Congressman C. F. O'Ferrall, from the
Seventh- district of Virginia, a personal
friend of t.he defendant, appeared in
the latter's behalf, and secured a post
ponement of the trial till to-morrow,
and it is prebable a compromise will be
effected. Lincoln is positively identi
fed as the thief, and makes no denial
of his guilt. Mr. Gyles is from South
Death of Hon. W. C. Keith.
WYALHALLA. February 8.-Yesterdw1
afternoon, at 6 o'clock, the Hon. W. '
Keith died unexpectedly to his friends,
after a few days' illness of typhoid
pneumonia, at the age of563. Col. Keith
tilled many places of honor and trust in
this county. He has served many terms
in the Legislature and for .many years
stood almost alone as a leader of the
Democratic party. For a number of
years he has been one of the editors of
the Keow"e Courier, and has alway s
stood as one of the most prominent and
succesful criminal lawyers-in this part
of the State.
AN APOSTLE OF PEOTECTIru Y.
Dr. Pope Claims that the Democratic
Party is the Party of Protection, and
that Protection is Necessaryto
To the Editor of the News and Con
rier: It is a little singular that some o
the same men who a few years agc
advocated the non-taxing of cottor
mills in this State, with a view, as the3
said, of encouraging manufacturers, ar(
now opposed to a productive tariff or
the part of the General Government
yet such is a fact. And, again, some o:
them advocated a tax on drummers
with a view to protecting home mer
chants, which was an odious protec
tion; because it was against citizens o;
other States of a common country. anc
yet, forsooth, some of those persons Sc
favoring a "drummers' tax" are vio
lently opposed to a protective tariff b3
the General Government.
Incidental protection is no new idei
in America. It goes hand in Land witt
a tariff. The one is inseparable from th<
other and a tariff has existed almos
since the foundation of the Govern
ment. Mr. Calhoun was originally
tariff man, but for some cause after
wards became a Free Trader. We fel
the effects of his teachings in this Stati
for his was a great intellect and hi!
character was above reproach; hence
his teachings were accepted oy a lurg(
majority of the people of 'the State a:
the true doctrine, just as his interna
improvement ideas were, to the cost o
the State of nearly two millions o
dollars, and, mark you, his tariff teach
ings were in opposition to those of hi:
,party, for it will be remembered tha
the Democratic party , was in power
with Andrew Jackson as President, ii
1832, when the tariff agitation was a
its greatest height and came so nea
preciptating the country into a revolu
tion. In fact, it was the prime causs
which afterwards brought on the war
it was the small spark which afterward
grew into the flame of destructioi
which swept over this prosperous coun
try and laid our Southland in ashe
and despair, reducing to poverty a one
happy and prosperous people and caus
ing the destruction of what was mor
valuable than property, hundreds an<
thousands of human lives, our bes
citizens. The voices of Petigru, O'Neal]
Huger and other patriots were raise<
against nullification in 1832 only to b
silenced by the voice of a majority o
the people of the State under the leader
ship of the great Governor Jame
Hamilton, who saw the error that h
had4ommitted in after years when i
was too late to stem the tide of die
The Democratic party swept th
country four years ago after being ou
of-power for twenty-four years. Wit]
proper management that party migh
nave held the reius of government fo
years and years, but alas! there wer
those members of the party, includin;
the Chief Magistrate, who thought tha
the time had come to change the polic;
of the party, to make war,as it wer(
upon the manufacturing and industrie
interests of the country, and 'the Mill
bill was selected as the machinery t
do this thing. The party at the Nort]
was split in twain as a result. In th
South, with an enemy at our door, w
shut our eyes and swallowed the moi
sel, although two of our interests, ric
and sugar, were virtually destroyed b,
it. The national party met defeat at th
hands of the Republican party. Th
latter had seen the mistakes of th
former, and their leader, Mr. Shermar
had introduced a bill in the Senat
protecting all of the NorthernlinterestU
This satisfied the North, but in th
same bill he struck rice and sugar
heavier blow than did the Mills bil]
This no doubt was intended as a punish
ment to us for clinging to the Demc
crtic party in spite of the Mills bill
see, however, that now that the electio;
is over an attempt~ is being made t
remedy this to some extent by givin,
some protection to rice and sugar i]
two ways, by a duty and by giving:
bounty of so much per pound on eac&
one of the articles.
The Democratic party has alway
been the protective party,. but it has b;
selecting bad generals given it overt<
the enemy. When the public debt wa
naid 6ff in '34 or '5 there was a larg
surplus in the treasury". This, excep
enough to run the' Government for:
year or.more,'was in 1836 divided amon;
the States. At the time twere wa
ninety millions of gold in the country
free trade was ad ted, and in twelv,
months' time th old all went abroat
to oay the balance of trade, which wva
against us, leaving nothing but a sinal
amount of silver and a large amount c
paper in the country. The panic of 183
was the consequence, and the Govern
ment was only too glad to go back to:
tariff, and thus get back a circulatin,
medium which, under free trade, ha<
*The lower the tariff the larger will b
the balance of trade against us, and a
a consequence the less gold will ther
be left as a circulating medium, and th
greater the danger of a financial panic
History is repeating itself. Tphe sam
thing is starimg us in the face as in 183i
with this exception, that then it be
tokened war between the States, nowi
means the destruction of the Democra
tic party. Will wve'act blindly as we di'
then, or will we see to it that them
shall be a free and fairdiscuission of the
question in all its bearings, and a conse
quent rectification of false stepsZ WV
can do this without endangering ou
civilization or our party. To do so, how~
ever, every man must think for him
self and once he is satisfied that hei
right, proceed to speak out. Follov~
no0 man blindly. That iu as our mistak
in 1832. Our party being of the people
y the people and for the people, make
each one of us to stand wr himnsel
until the majority shall decide th
matter. My opinion is that protectior
is necessary to the success of our manu
facturing 'and agricultural interesti
and mean by protection that we shouil
have just that amount that will fullov
a tariff sufficient to meet the expense
)f the Government, and that each in
dusty shall receive its proportionat
share: that is, that if there is too mucd
revenue now raised that the tariffshoul<
e revised, some things dropped ofl
such as medicines, that then afte
ascertaininig tile amount to be raise<
that there shall be a horizontal reduc
tion made to meet that amount. If thi
is done all will be protected equally
but as is now proposed by both p,artie
some articles are given a greate.r degrei
of protection and at the expense o
This question will not down at the
bidding of any man. It is' the grea
question of the day, and newspaper
may speak of the tariff~ as robbery, b:
strong editorials they .mnay attempt ti
destroy or hold up to ridiculethose whi
differ with them, they may make un
fair deductions, they may misstate fig
ures and facts, but it will not avail them
The time it passed when bull-dozini
and ridicule will stop the mouth of at
adversary or will be accepted as argu
ment by the public. We are brothe's in
a common cause. It is impossible for u
to think alike in everything. Each on<
of us is honest in his views, and wi]
cling to them until convinced by mani;
argument that he is wrong. We are a]
agreed, however, on one point witi
which the tariff has nothing to do-wi
are determined to stand together a
brothers for the up-lifting and prepetu
ation of Anglo-Saxon supr~ema1cy.
* S. POPE.
New berry, S. C., January 23, 1889.
Earthquakes in California.
SAN FR Axcisco, February 7.--Earth
quake shocks, dccurng :. 9 29. lias
night, are reportedl from Los~ Angele
and S'an Bernardino. At Colton, Cal
ifornia, two distinct shocks wiere fell
No damage done.
$500 Offered for an incurable case c
Catarrh by the proprietors of Dr. Sage'
Reey' et,b rgit
The Race Question in the South.
It is everywhere admitted that a U
large increase in the white population ju
of the South by means of heavy immi
gration would be a great blessing to
that section. It would settle the pt
much-talked of race question, and be of ch
as much value to the negroes as to the
whites, because the former improve e'
very much more rapidly where they
exceed t.he latter in numbers. Immi- is
gration of the better class of whites is
now one of the South's greatest needs, of
and one which, if secured, would quick
ly settle all fear of any future
unpleasant race issues. The peo
of the South fully appreciate this, d
and tney are anxious to secure a large "3
influx of settlers. How shall this be fu
The first and most important way
-the one that will yield the largest re- go
turns-is to encourage the develop- er
mnent of industrial interests. Northern
mechanics will readily flock South as is
rapidly as the demaud for their labor
gives assurance of ste;dy employment
at profitable wages/ Wherever they .
settle, if well pleased, as the majority i
are, they soon begi?to seek to draw m
their friends there. One family is but to
the forerunner of others, and from the of
influence of these, there is a gradual in- th
coining of truck growers or market
gardeners, who locate near the most ce1
5 thriving manufacturing towns. This pt
is a tangible direct way to encourage b
f immigration, but factories must be es
f tablished to furnish employment; the m
vast stores of mineral and timber
3 wealth must be made known to the O,
t world that capitalists may come in and
develop these resources and furnish co
employment for skilled labor. zi
tHere and there it may be possible to st:
r attract a few farmers, and in time it
will be easy to secure thousands where
tens go now, but for a few years, immi- d
gration will mainly come through the It
development of mines and the building at
i of furnaces and factories. The re
- demption of the agricultural interests
5 of the South from poverty to prosperity, h(
and the final settlement of all rice th
issues to the benefit of that section, eN
e must come mainly through manufac
I tures. Alarge immigration which would e
t overcome the preponderance of the col
ored race in parts of the South, and a p
I home market for all that the Southern
e farmer raisesare tl4-two great essen
f tials necessary to the permanent pros- se
- perity of that section. The growth of
manufactures and mining will secure
e both of these, and hence the South fo
t should to-day give itsgreatest attention of
to the building up of every branch of
industry, and to making its natural
e resources so widely known that the fo
t people of the North and West will sf
i crowd in thousands towards this section F
that they may share in the develop- w
r ments of its coal and iroL and timber
interests. These will be the advance d,
guard; they can be easily secured by fa
c persistent work, and then will come b(
F later on the farmers, who will help to la
, develop the agricultural possibilities of
l this fair land. A correspondent of the w
s Little Rock Gazette, writing from Kan
sas City, referring to the industrial
i progress already made by the South, q
e says: g
e "When the Southern press and poli- ci
ticians, and people all fall into line as of
e they do in the West and talk immigra- b
tion, and every man is an enthusiastic
a advertising machine, so to speak, as he ai
e is in the W\ est, then the South will be hi
ethe most prosperous section in the b4
wgld, since in natural advantage it is h
athe richest section on earth.
Immigration is. her golden goose.
aBy immigration her now worthless re
~moun tains of iron and coal will turn to se
.gold; her endless wilderness of timber
-will be converted into valuable mer
- chandise, her swamps will be gardens vi
[and her river bluffs will be lined with
igleaming cities. By it the value of her
,farminug lands will be increased tenfold ai
Sand her potton, iron and lumber will be ni
manufactured at home instead of 1,000 fi:
Smiles away, thus saving to her people e
mall the profit of manufacture, a still
greater item than the increased value ai
sof the lands. By it all race problems ol
Sand sectional prejudice will disappear
altogether, and a dream of empire may
sbe realized. Not one of the old fashion- A
e d and diabolical sort of dreams of em
tpire, based on vain military glory and tc
ithe ruin of the people, but one whiche.
Swill improve the condition of every
Scitizen of the South, and which to all
races and classes will prove a blessing, si
Sand by which the world will he benie- E
Of the eigh t States mentioned Arkan-.
sas stood at the head of the list in the gi
fnumber of new .schools. whbile Texas et
led in the increase of wealch. These it
-two States, being contiguous to the
SWest (in fact a part of it), are of course.
the first which the enterprising and ti
jprogressive, spirit of the WNest reaches iu
and permeates, but will eventually T
reach them all, and even South Caro
lina will some day fall-into line."
SThe South must let the worid know Ia
Swhat it has; where its great mineral
and timber wealth can be found, and,
awhile all should work in harmony, 01
there ought at the same time to be a Y
-generous rivalry that every city or d>
town may be stimulated to do its ut
-most to attract the attention of business
Imen generally ofthe North and West. C
P ROXIBITION IN PENNSYLVANIA. tc
The Campa'in P- omises to be One of the
- Hottest Ever Foaght in the State. J
PIrTsBuRG, PA., February 8.-The m
fight againmst the .prohibition amend- pt
ment which will be voted on in this or
state on June 18, has begun. Liquor sl
men in the western portion of the state
are effecting an organization, prompted am
by the millions which they have in
vested in the manufacture of Monon
gabela rye, and will make an aggres
sive campaign. The temperance peo
pie are somewhat divided. TI'he fol- as
lowers of Fraa cis Murphy are opposed Si
to the amenment. Others favor a se
good high license. While the amend- sc
ment has been submitted by the Re- ot
of the state say the Republican party
is not committed to its support, and
many of the leaders will work against
prohibition. All indications point to ea
the fact that the fight will be one of the am
hottest ever experienced in the state. Ti
Sad Fate of an Old Man While Siaking IIis
f Thirst on the Rioadside.
[Special to the Register.] Iec
NINETY-SIx, February 8.-When theV
freight train from Columbia, due at A
Ninety-Six at 5 p. in., passed a point
four miles east of here yesterday even
ing, the conductor saw the body of a
dead man beside the track in the water.
He reported the fact here, and this t
morniug a party of men went to the O
spot, and there an inquest was held. q
Tl be man proved to be Harvey Wheeler, hr
70 years old, and said to have come
from near McNeary's Ferry, in lowerw
Edgeield. He is supposed to have de- f
sended from the railroad track, upon bi
which he was walking, and attempted
1to drink water from a spring three feet
deep, and.in so doing he lost his balance
and fell headforemost into the hole,
where he was drowned.
Damage Salt Against the C. & G. Road.
L'Special to the Register.] mi
-REEVILLE, February 8.-The ad
-nministrator of the estate of the late W.
B. Wehrle has entered suit against thee
Columbia and Greenville Railroad
- Company for $:10,000 damages for the
killing of Wehrle, which occurred early
in January. Mr. Wehrle was knocked oi
f down by a train at the A~.ir Line depotd
s and sustained injuries-from w hich he ~
died the next day. 11
- .-.----- ... -~ - -~ .,.
A. A. Kibler is in attendance on the
sited. States Court at Greenville as a
ryman from our town.
Candidate H. P. Counts filled the
Ipit for Rev. C. A. Marks in Grace
urch on Sunday, both morning and
1Iiss Minnie Hussing, of Columbia,
spending awhile in town, the guest
Miss Sallie Lee Boinest.
Dn next Thursday night the services
the Y. M. C. A. room will be con
eted by Prof. Edwards. Subject,
Vhere are the nine?" Let us have a
.l turnout young men.
If Mr. J. E. Schumpert makes as
od juryman as he does cotton weigh
and mechanic, he'll do well. This
his first effort at the jury business.
ape he will succeed.
Bridging the bloody chasm-remov
g the old Libby prison from Rich
and to Chicago for a war museum
perpetuate the little bitter memories
the little misunderstanding. between
e States. I expect Ingalls will have
arge of the concern when it is put in
oper running order, at least he will
a very suitable person to run the
On last Sunday evening, about 4
Aoek, the residence with its entire
ntents, belonging to Mr. James Fra
r, of the Macedonian section, was de
oyed by fire. The family had been
sent only About an hour before the
velling was discovered to be on fire.
is thought to have been the. work of
incendiary, from the fact the woods
s on fire at several places near the
use, before the fire had burned
rough the roof. No suspicion how
er, and no insurance. This family is
t in a sad condition.
Winter has been loth to put in ap
arance this season, but last week,
Ld up to date has gone a full scholar,
nding the mercury down to 13.
Our cotton report for the past week
ats up 158 bales,with a total to date
6,636. Price to-day for middlings 91
The farmers are busy making ready
r the seeding of another crop. The
ring sowing of oats is about over.
ill oats and wheat are not looking
ll. The light fall of snow on Sun
ey night was a welcome visitor to the
rmers, and they only wished it had
en more and lasted much longer i. e.
y on the ground for several days or a
A great many people come from
ite a distance to make purchase of
ods and supplies from our town be
use they get good bargains-get lots
goods for a little money. Others
tve come quite a distance on other,
id more important business-come
re to get good wives. To this class
longs Mr. Fed. Calmes, of the Mollo
) section, who come to town on last
ednesday evening with a whole
inue of friends, and took unto him
If Miss Sallie Wise, daughter of Maj.
E. Wise, to love, cherish and pro
de for during life..
On last Thursday the d ~huse
d contents of Mr. Samu ,
ar Colony church was destroy y
-e. The fire is thought to have been
used iby rats and matches. No insur
ie. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks are both
d people and need assistance.
Last Thursday night in the Y. M. C.
room, this question was debated:
Resoved, That Foreign imigration
the United States should be restrict
Dr. C. T. Wyche opened the discus
a on affirmative, and S. B. Lathan,
sq., espoused the cause of the nega
ye. Both of these gentlemen had
yen the subject some thought, and
.ch presented his side of the question
a clear, logical and forcible manner,
id each warmly contested his posi
mn. The debate was not only highly
teresting but was indeed instructive.
ae political and social features of the
oblem were both thoroughly venti
ted from sound logical positions.
Mrs. Butler Banks and h'er six little
ies have gone to the Newberry Cotton
ills, wheie she and her two oldest chil
-en will get employment at living
ages. This is the very best thing she
ulud do. She could not live in her
rmer home. It is in ashes; and the
en who were so base and devilish\ as
burn her house, amid her pleading
r shelter fo,r herself and little ones, are
can enough to do worse. In fact, her
:it f om this world, just about now,
ight be a source of rejoicing to some
~ople. In the cotton mills she not
ly receives remunerative w ages, but
ec is protected, she is secure and happy
id serene. YUBE.
Erthquake in south Carolina.
BEAFORT, February 8.-A slight
rthquake shock was felt here and on
.Helena island last evening about,
ven -o'clock. The usual rumbling
und preceded the tremor. The shock
the island was severe enough to
> a clock.
AN EARTHQUAKE IN ENGLAND.
LoNDoN, February 11.-A shock of
rth quake was felt to-day at Bolton
id Manchester. Ne damage was done.
e earth tremors extended to Wigan,
ackburn and Stockport. They were
companied by repeated rumblings.
*EARTHQUAKE IN NAPLES.
NAPLEs, February 11.--A shock of
rthquake was felt in this city to-day.
suvius is again active.
C EARTHQUAKE PANIC IN CALIFOR
SAN FRANCIsco, February 14.-News
mues from San Jacinto, a little Tuoun
in town in the extreme northern part
San Diego County, that an earth
ake shock a few days ago was so se
re that a dance in a large hail was
oken up, aud the 200 people present
uight safety by jumping through the
indows. Many were tramplea under
t, others were cut by broken glass,
it no one was fatally hurt.
suicide of Governor L,e.e Secretary.
RICrOND, VA., February 7.-Capt
smes E. WValler, private secretary to
avernor Lee, was found dead in his
fee at the State Capitol building this
orning with a bnllet hole in right
le of his head, and a Smith & Wesson
stol lying on the floor. The deceased
as 32 years of age and a n'ative of
~afford County. No cause is assigned.
Mrs. R. Loughlin, aged 103 years, the
dest woman in Northern New York,
ed at Beckmantown, and a colored
oman, aged 114 years, died in Balti
ore last week~ ...; -
* * .- -7.
NOTES FROX EXCELSIOE.
The writer is improving but still con
fined in prison.
Our farmers are beginning to turn the
The sick in our community are again
Miss Beulah Barre, of Prosperity,
visited in this vicinity last week.
Miss Leuvenia Chapman, of Ridge
Road, spent last week with Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Crosson.
Mr. J. M. Werts and family, of Mt.
Pilgrim section, spent Sunday with
relatives in this community.
Miss Janie A. Kinard is visiting her
brother, Rev. M. M. Kinard, of Col
Miss Mary Kinard, and little sister
Carrie, of Prosperity, spent Saturday
night with Mr. H. S. B. Kibler's fam
H. M. Singley & Co., have moved
their saw mill in the community of
Mt. Tabor Church where they are
busily engaged sawing lumber.
Misses Efen and Lillie Counts, of
Prosperity, spent Friday In this com
munity and attended the afternoon ex
ercises of school.
Mr. James Crosson, accompanied by
his school mate, Mr. Samuel Book
hardt, of Newberry College spent Sun
day with his folks at home.
Some cold weather was experienced
last week and it is feared that small
grain has been injured to some de
Some of our neighbors occasionally
entertain the boys by giving them a
"log rolling," but we imagine the boys
don't enjoy such occasions as well as
they do twistification. How about it,
The larger pupils of school have or
ganized themselves into a debating
society for Friday evening exercise.
Several visitors were present to wit
ness the exercises on Friday evening
The writer returns thanks to that
young lady for remembering us with a
nice cake presented in remembrance of
her "birth day." May she live to wit
ness another like occasion as sweet
memories of the one just passed.
We were pleased to notice in last
week's Herald and News an interest
ing letter from our young friend, Mr.
D. C. Dickert, formerly of Newberry,
though now of. New Lorado, Mexico,
where he is engaged in railoading.
Glad to know our friend is very well
pleased with Mexico but should keep
from coining in contact with those
While other communities are being
complimented as to pretty girls we also
wish to praise our community in be
half of beauty, for we have some as
pretty girls in our vicinity as can be
found in any scope of counvry and
some that would. make good house
keepers too. We don't intend this as
an advertIsement for our girls by no
means for we are single yet ourselves.
The negro problem has been' dis
cussed considerably during the pas
while. We are in favor of letting the
emigrant agent capture as many of his
comtpanions as p>ossible. We are forced
to believe if South Carolina was free
from the colored race to daythat she
would be in a more prosperous condi
tion. We are not in favor of mistreat.
ing the negro, however, but wc are in
favor of having peace.
Reports tell us that our young friend
J. A. C. K. who has during the past
while been bothered no little with a
strange cat around his premises at
night concluded a few nights ago that
he would take the visitor on his sur
prise.' so our frier 41 out with pistol in
hand and fired at the cat and on hear
ing a dreadful flopping at his chicken
roost rushed to the spot to see what was
troubling the fowls and to his surprise
found that the ball from his pistol had
taken its flight to the chicken, roost
and captured his fine rooster which he
thought so much of. Our friend on
seeing exactly what he had done, ex
claimed : "Dear wife, the cat has es
caped but we will have chicken for
breakfast." Our friend K. is a sure
shot on a cat but he certainly is fond
of chicken too. -SIGMA.
NOTES FROM ST. PUKE'S.
While it may not be news we herald
to the cordinaJ points of Newberry
County that our County Commission
e- Perry is the right man in the right
place. He is doubtless related to one
whose life and career is well known to
the readers of history. Judging from
the improvements already begun near
or worthy Representative's, R. T. C.
Hunter's, we naturally infer that Mr.
Perry thoroughly understands the
works of Macadam, Parnell, Penfold
and others, who by close investigations
have been able to demonstrate the
most practical system ofs.niaking and
repairing roads. Some one hasi wisely
said that to judge of the state of morali
ty and civilization of a community we
have only to see the public highways.
Already our husbandmeu are prepar
ing for the incoming crop. The small
grain looks promising.
The Y. M. C. A. at St. Luke's is
doing a good work. Rev. M. J..Epting
has found a hearty welcome and home
in the hearts of his fiock.
School Commissioner Kibler visited
our school last week. He expressed
himself-as being pleased with the
deportment and proficiencytof the stu
dents. He has already won the esteem
of the teacher and children.
Mr. Hayne Hawkins, of our commu
nity, has entered as a partner in tne
well known firm of Luther & Lang
ford, Prosperity, S. C. May success at
tend him. L.
They Back it Up.
The superior merits, as a blood-puri
jfier and invigorating tonic, possessed by
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery,
warrant its manufacturers in selling it
(as they are doing ~thr&mgh druggists)
under a positive guarantee that, if given
a fair trial, 1t will cure all diseases aris
ing frora deranged or torpId liver, as
indiestion, or dyspepsia, and all hu
mors, or blood taints, from whatever
cause aising, as skin, scalp and scrofu
lus affections. The terms are, a-benefit
or cure, or money returned.
Get ra oao auh"Skipped
by the d fbMon"*ilhebeI
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A:1 A "1 4H T
Snow BalingEnda in Shooting, anda. Cot '
*red Man is KiUed.
[Special to News and Courier.]
JOHNSTON, February 11.-A shoot
ngscrape occurred here to-day .be
t eh John Anderson, white, and-Ben
Holmes, colored, which resulted in the
instant death of the latter. Seven shots.
were exchanged, Holmes. shooting
twice and Anderson five times. The
difficulty orignated from a sham snow
balling fight. From -the- testimony
taken before the jury of inquest it seems
that Anderson acted in self-defence.
The verdict of the jury was that "Ben
Holmes was shot and killed by gun
shot wounds in the forehead and shoul
der in the hands of John Anderson,
and that said John Anderson. did the
shooting while acting in self-defence."
A warrant has been issued for Ander
son by Trial Justice Waters, but it is
reported ,that Anderson immediately 1
started for Edgefield to surrender him
self to the sheriff.
THE 'WATERMELON ALLIANCE.
Five Thousand Acres will Still be Plnnted'
Provided the Railroads Reduce Freight
[Special to the News and Courier.]
BLACKVILLE, February 11.-A meet
ing of the Watermelon Alliance was
held here to-day. There was rep.esented
5,000 a3res of land, and it was m-.ed
and carried that the planting of this
acreage should be contingent upon a
reduction in freight.
A committee was appointed to confer
with the South Carolina Rtailway offi
cials, and in the event of their not
acceding to the reduction in freights
the executive committee was ordered
to reduce the acreage to be planted in
After hearing the report of the chait
man of 'the executive committee and
attending to routine business the meet
ing adjourned subject to the call of the
CROUP,WHOOPING COUGH and Bron
chitis immediately relieved by Shiloh's
.The Agricultural Portfolio. "
WAsHiNGToN, Feb. 11.-The Presi
dent to-day sent the following nomi
nations to the Senate: Norman.J. Col
man of'Missouri to be Secretary of
Agriculture;' Adlai E. Stevenson of
Illinois to be Associate Justice of the
Supreme Court of the District of Co
lumbia, vice Wm. M. Mer-ick, deceas
EVERY NGHT I SCRATCHED
Until the skin was raw. Body covered
with seales like spots of mortar.
Cured by the Cuticura geinedles.
I am going to tell you of the dxtraordinary
cba..ge your CuTICCRA REMEDIES performed
-on me. About the lstt April last I noticed
some red pimples like coming out all over
my body. but thought nothing of it until some
time later on, when it began to look like
spots of mortar spotted on, and which cime
oiff in layers. accompanied with itching. 1
would scratch every night until I. was raw.
then the next night the scales, being formed
meanwhile, were scratched off again. In vain
did I consult all the dor:tors -in the country,
but without aid. All er giving up all hope of
recovery. I ;lappered to see an advertise
ment in the newspaper about your CrIcTxA
REMEDIEs, and purchased them from my
druggist, and obtained almost immediate re
lief. I began to notice that the scaly erup
tions gradually dropped off end disappeared
one by one, and have been fully cured. 1 had
the disease thirteeg mnonths. before I began
taking the CUTICURA REMEDIEs. -and in four
or five weeks was entirely cared. My disease
was eczema and peoriasis. I recommended
the CUTICI7EA REMEDIES to all in my vicinity.
and I know of a greas.npaoy tho'havet.-tkea
them, and thank me for the .knowledge-of
thenm, es'pecily.mothers whov have babes
with scaly eruptions on- their. headi and
bodie". I cannot ex,ress in wordsthetlianks
to you for whas.the gTIcRA REMEDIES have,
been to me. My body was covered: with
scales, and! Iwas an awful spectacIk to 0.
hold. Now my skin is as nice an'd clear as %
* GEO. COTET, Merrill,Wls.
Feb.fl1388.-Nota :trace rwhatsoever of the
disease from which I suffered has shown ita
self since my cure. GEO COTEL
We cannotAo justice totbe esteem in which
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SoAP. an exquisite Skin l' -uiier, prepared:
from it, and CUTICDU3k RosOLCVE'T,- the new
Blood. Purifier, are held- by the. thousandls
upon thounsands who"e lives b.ve been inade
happy by the cure of agonizing. humiliating,
Itching,~ scaly and pimply diseasns ot .thre
skin, scalp,-aqd blood ith loss of hair.
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SOAP, i!5c.; EsOLVENT. $1. Prepared by the:
PoTTER DEUG AD CasXCAL Co.,.. Boston,
u-Send for "How to Cure Skin. Diseases?"
64 pages. 50 Illustrations, and 100 testinsonists.
PIM PL ES. black-heads,.red. rough. chapued
i and oily ski ~evene yCtrcn
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And Weakness instantlyrelieved by
theCOutienra Anti aai Plas
ter, a Perfect Antidote to Pain, In
* aammat'on?and Weakness A new.
Instantaneous and infallible pain,
killiog plaster. 25 cents.
A GOOD PRINTER. Single man
H. M. S.,,
Leesville, S. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF N.EWBERRY.-IN
M. A. Carlisle vs.'Henry MitchelL.
BY order of the Court herein;dated
J.9 Feb'y, 1889, I will sell at public
outcry before the Court House at New
berry, on the First Monday in March,
1889, "all that tract or plantation of
land (the property of th~e defendant) in
the County of Newb~erry and State
aforesaid, anklying Northwest of the
Town of New berry, containi-no Thirty
three Acres, more or less, and' unded
by lands of Wmn. Y. Fair and others,
being the same tract conveyed to the
defendant by G. T. Scott, on 10th Feb
TERMs: The purchaser will be re
quired to pay in cash one half of the
purchase money, and to secure the bal
ance payable on the first day of Janu
ary, 1890, with interest from the day of
sale, by a bond and mortgage of the
premises-and to pay forgapers.
SILAS JORNSTO2KE Master.
Master's Office, 9 Feb., 1889.
ST-ATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.-IN
Frick Company, Plaintiffs, vs. Jas. H.
Deanis et al., Deferidants.
BY order of the Court herein, dated
22 Dec., 1887, I will resell (at the.
risk of the purchaser who has failed
to comply with the terms- of sale
on saieday in February, 1889,) at public
outcry before the Court House at New
berry, on the First Monday in March,
1889, in one or more parcels, as in
dicated by plats thereof to be exhibited
at the sale; all that planitation or tract
of land, the property of the defendant,
Jas. -H. .Dennis, in the County and
State aforesaid, on the waters of Bush
river and Sebtt creek, containing (243)
Two Hundred and . Forty-three Acres,
more or less, and bounded by landa of
the.estate of Moses Coppock, 4eceased,
J. J. Paysinger,- and estate of Mrs.
Caroline Teague, decensed.
TERMS: The purchsr will be re
quired to pay i:i can~ on;e-half ,r,f the
purchase nioney, an-. to secure the
balance pi:yable a t t wee mosni.ir with.
interest fro:ni the day ,,f al&e by'- lxmd
and niortgge .: the premnise~ sad to
pay for papers. falivwti
five days.io comp .. with te. t~rmi o(
sale; thie *p$pe.rty willob iee4aus
-isk on tire sex acceeing Saleday
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-~ 4 ~.- ~
FO RE & AR
ind 1efr New and Be Versida of4
CePlay that has Inade AznericaIagb
~EW FEATURES, NEW iaPBCrWArJIES
-AND ALL NEW MUSI
WITH MISS SA LLY COHEN WM. BLAI~
DEL,,Te., GUS. FRANKEL -
HAGAN, AND A
BRILLIANT .COTERIEOF CO
FUNNIER T"H AN EVER
Prices 61.00, 75c, 50c and 5c. o.
Seats Can be secured in adance az
sewberry Book tore
OFFICE OF COUTY AUDIT
NEWBERRY, . ,RAK.
IN compliance with instnc a ,
- from the 'Comptroller Gezr nfim
bedience to requiiements of te "eth e
rollowing act is pubAhedIforhe
lation of the people.
WV. W. HOUBY;SA;
To Allow tUnimproved Lan
have been on the Tax Boo
1875 to be Listed WithoatitP
SECT ION 1. B it enacted.
Senate and House of
of the 'State of. Soath:Caroifn
met and sitting, in General
and by ambority of the same
in all cases whereumnimpraved
which has not beez on the faz
since the-fiscal year commenci
vemner 1st, 1875, and which We
the forfeited list, shall at any
fore the 1st day ofOcor,.
turned to the CountyAudi#~O
tion, the said Auditor'be, sd
hereby, instracted:to assess,e a
and to enter it upon the
thbe fiscal year commeneiag
Ist, 1887, with the-simple:taxes~- pfha
Y rC. 2.That all such lands as
be retuirned to the Auditor for tastiori f
between the.first day- of October, 1888 -
and the first day of October, 1889rshaR'
be assessed and charged with.the sm -
ple'tnxes of the 'two fiscal years com
mencng respectively on the first ,daTT
:of November, 1887, and the first day
SEC. 3. That as soon- as praetr a
after the passage of this Acthe Lop
troller General is directed to funis -
copvof the same to each__ Aud# :
the State, and the AuditorsSre
to publish the 'same in each of.
ounty papers once a week for
months during the year - .and
the same period. of -time " dunT '
year..88;aud We cost of suCI*
tion -shall be p by 'te
Treasurer, upon the orderofthe:
Commissioners, out of the -o
Countytia last collected. -
Approved December 1#,,
STATE OF SOUTH~ C
COUNTY 'OF NEWER
COURT COMMON PE&
Jacob M. WheeIer ~z
prac -~p~ 4n
applied befe d '~
bidden'to hire or
Willie- Albrittonior Henry,
perons being under co~
fr the year 1889. - ers6ns
harboring the said Willie
Henry Davis will be~proseca
extent of the law.
WESSINGER & B
Notice of'Fmal Settl
NOTICE is hereby given~
.undersigned will nake
settleent on theE E~tte-ofavt
dceased, on ~the.. first day of
A. D. 1889, at 10 o'elockc in- ~h
noon, and 'immediately th
ly for a final discharge as -
rators de bonis' non, with-the
exed, of said David E(oon, d
All persons holing demands
said estate must-present th~em
day or be barred.
WALA CP.KOG -
.Adm;c. of id K
TAKE NOTIOE~ 2
UTR books will be open until
.ruary 15, 1889, for settlemen.
aounts. All . accounts not padd
then will be placed in the hand's
Trial Justice for collection or suit R
I. H; HUNT,"
Manager Hunt's Book SWo
HARRY H. BL ER
Office-Rooms5Sand 6 over the
of Smnith~ & Wearn.
lovelace - HOU
AVIG- Ieased'te Iarge%t~
Ltrally located hbouse, Mforar
the Fallaw House, :bave o
first-classBoarding 'House andK
keecp the table soppliedwith tKe
the market affords; andfea aes
that the cooking cannsot besu
Good airy rooms.- '.
I solicit the generous onage$f
thee local and traveling a
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