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ELBERT IL AULL, EDITor.
ELBERT H. AULL, Pp
WM.P. HOUSEAL, Propnetors.
NEWBERRY. S. C.
IYED. ESDIY, AUGUS :3. 1S9..
LET US REASON TOGETHER.
There are some persoms who say that
the people will hot listen to reason.
The Herald and News will not believe
any such thing. We believe that our
people are open to reason. We believe
that it is their purpose to do right. We
have no quarrel with any man who
does not think just as we do. We do
not believe that any man or any set of
men can fool any great portion of the
people for any great length of time.
We do not believe that appeals to
passion and prejudice can hold sway
very long. Our people will see that
such appeals can accomplish nothing
but harm to them and injury to the
welfare of our common country. It was
nota great time since that aprominent
leader in the Tillman faction in this
county said to us that it was necessary
to the success of the cause he
represented to keep the people
aroused and stirred up. That
is bad. No cause that depends on the
excitement of the hour and the arous
ing of passions and prejudices deserves
to succeed. Now by "cause'" here was
meant the re-election of the present
State administration and a Legislature
in sympathy with Mr. Tillman. wr
that appears to be the plan of Carn paign
in this county and elsewhere. The
"lines" are to be drawn. A man must
say whether he is for Til
Tillman. And yet we
same leaders w
men of their
9consisteney! WVill thc
Now The Herald and News has nc
intention to and will not-espouse the
cause of any candidate for a county of
Now listen! Wbat good can it do to
arouse the passions and appeal to the
p . rejudiees of the people? Gov. Tillman
and his ticket are before the people for
re-election. It is right and proper tc
discuss the record they made and tc
compare it with the things the people
were promised if they were elected.
Let these be discussed and analyzed
and if the people are satisfied let them
vote for Mr. Tillman and his ticket, but
let it be done without bitterness and
The people were promised a great
saving of money and a great deal was
said about reduction of salaries. Hau
any money been saved? And if so,
where? A reduction of the levy doeu
much money was collected and how
much spent. Look at these figures
and see where the saving has been
made. They give the assessed value of
all property in South Carolina, and the
levy in mills and the yield in taxes for
the years named. The figures are from
the Comptroller-General's reports:
Assessed |Levy Total
1868-69 $168,400,000 73 $1,335,000
1869--70 184,000,000 5 1,014,000
1870-71 113,900,000 9 1,108,000
1871-72 145,300,000 7 1,019,300
1872-73 167,00,0 10 2,091,000
1873-74 168,000,000 12 2,085,000
145,00,00 101 1,555,000
6.......... 91 ......
7138,857,000 7 " 972,000
135,000,000 441 629,000
187- -.129,000,000 2j) 368,000
18798 I2~0,000 4% 58,0
1880-81 133, 00 5 b 41,000
1881-82 136,019, 4% 646,110
1882-83 145,438,649 4i 691,989
1884-85 151,495,050 .5_ 833,6:
* 1885-8 144,472, 131 5I6 758,478
1886-87 141,074.347 441 .599,566
1887-88 141,94c,979 5 * 709,734
1889 150,602,451 .51| 790,663
1890-91 168,262,6691 41I 799,247
tatIncludes school tax, levied by the
"The above shows that the taxes
levied-by the Tillman administration
larger than those of any
year during the rule of the
~tic party since 1876, except
-884-85, when an extra levy was made
to p seacumulated interest on the pub
"Let ne make another comparison.
"The totals of taxes, State, county
and school, levied under Tillman's ad
ministration for 1890-91, were 81,969,
986.32, while under Richardson's ad
ministration, for 1889-90, they were $1,
857,046.64, a difference in favor of Rich
ardson's administration and against
Tillman's of $112,908.68."
The above extract and table are
taken from The State.
As tosalaries there was a bill on the
Senate calendar, as a special order look
ing to a reduction, brought cver from
the last session and it remained there
until the close, despite several efforts to
have it come up until it was finally in
definitely postponed. Now The Herald
a.nd News has never believed there was
much room for reduction of salaries,
but it was one of the hobbies upon
which the campaign was run, and it is
only mentioned as an evidence of how
the promises of the campaign were
There was one promise, however, that
seems to have been kept. The basis
and ground work of the movement was
the plea for an agricultural college. The
people were told it would not cost them
anything, and when it was seen neces
sary to have $05,000 to finish the college
and put it in operation, it was not
given because some campaign orator
had told the people it would not cos
them anything. Work was stopped
- professors were out of a job, and you:
college stands to-day unfinished and it
such condition as will lose you money
it matters not what action is taken it
Why should the people be told tha
the towns, and the banks and the fac
tories are all against the country? W
can scarcely get our consent to believi
that any sensible man believes an:
such thing. Why should they b
against the people who live in th
country? Why not ask youself som
reason for any such position? Has an;
stump speaker who preaches any suc
doctrine given you any good reason fo
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declaring such doctrines? You are
sensible man, wfby will you rush to sue
conclusious witiout any reasons fo
them? Our interests in this countr;
are common, and any man who tries t
divide our people into warring classe
and factions and does it by appealin
to prejudices and arousing the passion
is an enemy of the State.
The law says all property must bere
turned for taxation at itsniarket value
The idea is to have equalization in th
assessments of all classes of property
Is it right to make war on one class c
property because it is not returned a
its market value and to let other prop
erty go when it is not returned at it
market value. There is land in thi
county that will uring any day on th
market $10 to $15 an acre and possibl,
more, that is assessed for taxation a
$4.75 an acre. There is no war mad
on that and we are making none, an
we only mention it to show the injus
tice of this clap trap argument.
But the point we started out to mak
was this: Whatever diferences we ma
have on this question of politics no%
disturbing our peace, there is no sens
and no earthly reason in our falling oc
with our neighbor, who does not thin
just as we do. Because a man gets u
on the stump and uses big words an
ugly epithets and calls people names
is no reason he is smart, intelligent, c
fit for oflice. The men he is talkin
about may be a thousand times bette
than he is. Because a speaker makes
big appeal to your prejudice and tries t
arouse your passion and to make yo
believe everybody is against you bu
himself, is no reason he is telling th
truth, but it is a pretty sureevidenceo
the fact that he wants
thin1ks thlat is th
The eo, o get i
se. --inking for ther
know a thing c
see it, and we are gla
-ey are not tied to any man
tail nor are they in any man
breeches pocket. Let the light b
thr :n on and when voting time come
th' ill be able to make the prope
s: cand all will be will.
i.c 't:s rerernber that only in unite
e:". e ac.we makg.. -State prosper
ous and eru .p1e happy. Let us re
member that if we stir up bad bloo
we will be in no condition to brin
about this united effort. Let us remem
ber that so far as we are individuall
concerned neither the election <
Mr. Tillman or Mr. Sheppard i
going to put money in our pockel
or happiness in our homes. Le
us each one, remembering the respons
bility that rests upon us as voters, vies
telligently and make up our own mind
according to the dictates of our own con
sciences, and vote for the best men with
out dictation or inference from any one
Let us, one ---d all, spurn as an insul
to our. intelligence, any effort at dicts
tion from whatever source it comet
Let us, one and all, as free white mer
capable of exercising the right to vote
hear the men who are asking for on
votes, and read the arguments on boti
sides, and having done this, reach ou
owjn conclusions as to men and meas
ures. If we do less than this we ar
not worthy the name of free man.
The man who advises you not to hea
the men who do not think as you dc
or who advises you not to read thos
papers that differ from you, is not you
friend, and further, offers an insult t
your intelligence. Such advice is mean
to keep you from reasoning the situa
tion out in your own way.
Let us reason together and look a
all-sides of the situation and the tru
position will be reached.
"Voter," writing to the Edgefieli
Chronicle from Poverty Hill, Edge
field County says:
"Ii any one in Meriwether Townshi]
or Edgefield County thinks Ex-Gov
Jno. C. Sheppard cannot carry Gov
Tillman's ho'me club, let him com<
along with the money. The Conserva
tives have been trying to get up a be
ifnhsfor the last six weeks, bul
have faileif so far. The Conservativ<
money is ready for the stakeholders.'
Here is an opportunity for som'e ar
dent admirer of Gov. Tillman. N<~
doubt there are good reasons why the
Governor cannot carry his own clul
right among his neighbors.
Dr. 'Pope in his speech at the factory
on Saturday night among other things
said, after paying a high tribute te
Col. Orr as an honest, upright man,
that his only objection to him was that
he was president of a factory. Is it possi
ble that because a man has so lived
th't his neighbors have confidence in
his uprightness of character and his
ability as to put him at the head of a
large business-that for this reason he
must be ostracized politically ? Do the
people want to put in charge of the
affairs of the government men who
have failed at their own business?
We thought it was to a man's credit
that he could obtain and retain the
confidence of his neighbors. These are
strange times truly.
Did you know that the .National
Bank of New berry loans annually tc
the farmers of this county about $.375,
'00 Did you know that that wat
about 80 per cent. of the total loans il
made? Suppose you were to abolist
this bank as some of your speakers ani
leaders tell you it should be abolished
where would you get your money ti
make the crop? From the sub-treas
ury or that "something better"? Witl
the sub-treasury you would have t,
have your crop to put in there befor
you could get the money. You hai
better get the "something better" be
fore you pull down what you havt
We do not pretend to say that nations
banks is the best financial scheme the
could be devised, but whether it
good or bad, when we get that "somi
thing better" we can use and adopt
and the bank will *go.
Miss Alice Mitchell, who killed- hi
friend Miss Freda Ward some tin
ago by cutting her throat with a mazo
was tried last week in Memphis, Tenn
and adjudged insane. It will be r
r membered that Miss Mitchell claime
a that she was In love with Miss WVat
a and wanted to marry her, and becau
I she could not killed her. The-insa,
i murderess was conveyed the first i
i sta-it to the insane asylum at, Boliva
THE POLL TAX.
The Tillmanites say the Antis are
making a great blow against the $3 poll m
tax, all to no purpose-that Tillwani .
cannot pass it. Is not that a brave
answer? If Tillman cannot have it the
3 passed why is he advocating it to pro- 'I
cure votes? He is either ignorant of
his own ability or he is advocating it
for mere political purposes. We are
obliged to bust his bubbles as he blows I
- them up.-Pickens Sentinel. yot
And every one who wants to, knows ter
that to pass it requires an amendment 'I
to the constitution, but is it not one of Ne
f the planks or demands of the Tillman Do
t faction to have a constitutional conven- nar
- tion and the $3 poll tax and many The
s other things can be done if such con- hai
s vention is ordered. Why does Mr. "
Tillman advocate his $3 poll tax if he wl
knows he cannot enforce it? Is he I
t only "blowing"? cat
i The State Alliance did well in the wh
- selection of its President. Mr. Don- clu
aldson we believe to be a good man, and ']
e we do not believe he will try to make me
y out of the Alliance a political machine.
v _ I
e One of the speakers at Ridli Road tin
t said that the responsibility f, r the of 1
K failure of Clemson College to open tra
p rested upon the Board of Trustees, the
I and that they were also responsible the
, for the ele -tion of a faculty. This we
r is a bran new idea. How they pe<
s could finish it without money was not sci<
r explained. Gov. Tillman who is also all
% a member of the Board should take a as
note of this. The speaker also gave as the
2 an excuse for the failure of the Legis- th:
t lature to make the appropriation that
e it was advecated by Jao. C. Haskell. E
f Legislature was too smart to be for
caught in any such trap as that. If cot
the appropriation had been made, issi
- those opposed to Tillman would have bar
r used it in the campaign. Another tor
bright idea, and an excellent exc'2se
s for not doing what ought to have been I
s done. There is entirely too much pol- car
e icy and what is meant to be prac'ical in,
s politics mixed up with what passes in eig
r this day for statesmanship. But the mi
people seemed to be satisfied, and if are
I they are we can assure them we are. aln
If Clemson College is needed it is
needed now and ought to have been T.
finished or never undertaken. bz
- "The most natural beauty in the afM
, world is honesty and moral truth." Le
, Very true, and yet we almost con
s elude that it is a very rare thing to pa
s find the two combined. So
THE VALUE OF GOOD ROADS.
Three years ago Union County New an<
Jersey, bonded itself to the -amount of Mr
$300,000 for improving the roads. They -
s have been completed, and are as ob
- ject lesson to the entire country. As a tht
result, building and farming estates an<
have advanced in value from 25 to 100 the
per cent. along the line of tl2e improved He
t roads. Might we not learn a valuable
. lesson from this in South Carolina det
where our roads are kept in such a de- Sty
plorable condition?-Ex- ber
"How would it do to talk about good by
roads awhile anyway? Here is one In<
r county that spent $800,000 to irnprove
Sthe public roads. As a result of the \
rwork the farming lands have greatly|ger
increased in valne, and no doubt the lext
Speople are satisfied and pleased that or
they spent the money as they did. wil
rHow would the people of Newberry the
County like to spend some money on mo
making good roads? At this season of say
the year our roads are generally very to
good, but in the winter when we need if I
good roads, in some cases they become it
almost impassable. It is really a very WI
important question and one that ought mo
to receive more attention than it really rep
does. It would be economy for the for
farmers to spend money or to be taxed
along with other people in order to se
I eure good roads. The farmers use the
roads more than any other people, andJo
the saving to them in horse power,
wear and tear of vehicles, to say noth
ing of the time and inconvenience, i%
would be very great indeed. knt
Let our states:nen devise some plan "io
to give us better roads. wat
Congressman Tom Watson of Geor. tur
gia has written a book. We have not sO
seen it, but it seems to be a bitter ar- mia
raignment of the two old parties and for
of Congressmen . in particular. He T
says members of Congress have been fo
seen reeling in drunkenness on the son
floor of the House and while discussing Ha;
the gravest issues affecting the welfare Jon
of the country. This caused quite a .,OC
ripple of excitement last week in Con- b'on
gress and a committee was appointed eve:
to investigate the charges. far
The Augusta Chronicle says that dou
Mfr. Watson is happy it matters not the
what the committee may find. He
has gained a little notoriety which M
highly delights him. Lat'
We suppose men should not drink cati
whiskey. Certainly they should not Jong
get drunk. At the same time the fact of a
remains that it has been a failing or goti
weakness of some of the greatest men bot
the world has ever known, at times to ker'
take a stimulant and sometimes to maj
take more than they should. We have The
no apology or excuse to offer for them, teern
but our politics is entirely too per-no
But if Mr. WVatson is happy we sup- stra
pose the country is safe and maybe the
the.Third party will take on a boonm. mur
WVe understand that Rev. Mr. Sihera
in his speech at Slighs told the people the
that they must not vote for Messrs. a
Wilson and Johinstone. We suppose t
of course that the people will obey the aliz
orders emanating from such a source. Go
Of course G'ov. Tillman has not yet tha
liberated the people; they are still in
Sbondage, and like good, obedient little
Schildren, must do as they are told by i
their (not bcosses, of course not,) but visi
their leaders. The people themselves Sli
must decide whether they are "free, '
white and twenty-one." cot
At Newberry, yesterday, in his. ere
s speech. we are informed Mr. Sligh said '
that every tub must stand on its own abi
tbottom. That is right and we are glad w
Mr. Sligh sees it that way now.
~r Attorney-General McLaurin has been b
e endorsed by the Alliance for Congress. Iba
r, Of course he will make the race, but TI
., still hangs on to the State canvass and Ti
a- if he does not receive the nomination ~
d for Congress wve presume he will be tr
d before the State Convention for his
ie present position. There is nothing like 'at
te holding on to what you have. Butw
1- after the August priigary he will not
r, have much hold on that which he now'
E\ROLL YOUR NAME.
No person shall vote at any piri
ry election unless he has eirolle4
L club list at least live days befor
said primary election "
hat is the rule or regulation adoptei
the State~ Executive Comniittee a
h eeting in Columbia last week.
F you want to vote and have not pu
name on a club roll you had bel
do so pretty s:xni.
'here i. a question The herald ani
ws would like to have answered
?s the voter have to sign his ow
ne or can the secretary enroll him
County Executive Committee ha
I better settle that p)int.
Is a Democrat entitled to vote els(
ere than where he is enrolled?"
'he Executive Committee says b
not. Ilerieruber this. If you war
vote you must go to the precin(
ere your name is enrolled on th
'hese are important things to be rc
'he Tillman cause is certainly gel
weak in Newberry. The friend
be Governor are maing such ei
vagant claims and the false report
t have been put out, all show tht
y are getting desperate. All tht
have to say is that we want tb
ple to vote as their honest and cor
mtious convictions may dictate an
will be well. Weigh the situatio
honest and intelligent men, an
n vote, realir.ug -tlEe re?ponsibilit
a rests upon you.
oine time during the fifties, nearl
ty years ago, there was a very hotl
tested campaign in this county, ti
ie being bank or no hank. Th
k candidate, Gen. A. C. Carlin,
, was elected.
'be Lexington Dispatch has tb
ds of ten gentlemen who are wil
to serve the people as Sherifl an
hteeu who want to be County Corr
sioner. And there are those wh
willing to fill the other of ices i
iost the same proportion.
e big cock-and-bull-story publishe
The State about two weeks sg
irging that Dr. Pope and Mr. Slig
re third partyites, and giving a
davit to that effeer from one Mi
ter, turns out to be false, and tb
respondent who wrote it to Tb
,te has had to correct it in his owi
er, the .Newberry Herald and New.
nebody was imposed upon in tha
davit.-Pee Dee Index.
ou are entirely wrong. The Heral,
I News published the affidavit c
. Leste"r and all the other statement
connection therewith, and state
t it did not believe Messrs. Slig
I Pope had any intention of join in
Third Party. The editor of Th
raid and News is not the ecirrespor
it who sent the affidavit te Th
te and it was not sent from New
ry. The Herald and News stand
what it said in the matter and th
lex might as well tell the truth.
Ve cannot understand why intelli
Lt, sensible people should become s
'ited over the election of any ma:
set of men, especially when the;
I receive no practical benefit. Br
y say it is not the men, but th
vement. That is what the leadei
and it is to their interest of cours
nake the people believe it, becaus
hey can keep the people believin
~hey can keep their good fat places
11 some one please tell us what th
vement has done for the people, a
resented by the State Administrt
tbe past two years?
THE ALABAMA ELECTION.
es, the Regular Democratic Caudidat
ror Governor, Beats Kolb, the Alli
ance Nominee, Out of his Boots.
rOBILE, A LA., August 1.-Se far a
>wn at this hour, 8 p. mn., the elec
throughout thbe State has been
y quiet one, though great interes
I manifested. A novel feature wa
t in many places colored voter
ied out and not only voted bu
ked like beavers for Jones and th,
ight Democratic ticket and aide<
erially in piling up large majoritie
the Democratic party.
he Register has received bulletina
a thirty-eight of the sixty-six coun
in the S.ate, which show band
e majorities for Jones, except ii
I County. The indications are tha
es has carried Montgomery (hi;
me) County by 6,000, Bullock b:
D), and Talladoga by 500. In Bar
r County Jones received four out o:
-y five votes polled. Evidences thu:
tre that the straightout Democrae:
carried the day, though there is n<
bt that Kolb has carried a few a
THE GOOD NEwS CONFIRMED.
ONTGOMERY, ALA., August 1.
r returns carry out the first indi
)fs. This city gives Governo>
as 2,848 majority, and the counti
give at least 6,000. The countie;
[obile, Calhoun. Jefi'erson, Mont.
ery, Dade. Dallas, Russell, Bar
r, Sumter, Bullock, Talladega Wal.
Lauderdale, Perry, Lowndes, Wil.
and Marengo show nearly 35,00(
irity for tihe Democratie ticket
indications are that not over fif
out of sixty-six counties in tbi
e will give Kolb a majority, anc
one of them will exceed 1,000. Th<
islature will be overwhelminglj
egroes every where re fused t.o follov
Kolb banner, and voted in grea
abers the open Democra tic tickets
nany cases they were active work
at the polls. This was especiall;
case in this city. 'rho expectatioi
that the opposition vote would b
largest in years, but the results d
show that this expectation was re
ed. A conservative est imate place
rernor Jones's majority at not 1e5
Beth Eden Items.
Er. Jim Lee, of Union, p)aid a bril
*t last week to his sister, Mrs. A.(
'here has been some sickness in or
amunity. The exceeding h<
sther for the last ten days has wil
d the crops very much.
~he cotton is throwing off conside
y. Last night wve hadi a showe
ich cooled the atmiosphere for
fIr. D. L. Clamp will finish the ne
dge on Gilder's'Creek this week.
Che young men and boys have h:
me ball on the brain for some tinm
.ey meet once or twice every wee
Le ladies, also, attend these plays (
mionally. We don't know wheth
is to see the games or some other
Sir. L. A. H-awkins reports his cli
Cannon's Creek getting along fi
th a full attendance. LoL.A.
A big lot of work Pants for 5- cent
>rth 75i cents, at .TAMTESoN's
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TO THE PCBLIC.
1 A Statetment or My Lumber Transaction
with County Conimissioner John Smith.
About the first of March, ;92, I met
him at Newberry and asked him
t to pay me for a bill of lumber, 2,1S4
feet, sawed by order of Jenk H. Smith
t and then being delivered by Jack Sims.
I also stated to him that J. C. Duncan
wanted more lumber, amounting to
2,424 feet, and N. C. Duckett wanted
sills and a few plattk, estimated rtM fret,
with which to finish his bridges.
As a question of "who should pay for
a hauling?" had been raised on a pre
vious occasion, I stated that these men,
as heretofore, would do their own haul
ing. I asked him if I should furnish
the same? He authorized rue to do so.
I asked him to pay me, then, as a mat
ter of convenience, and I would have
e the lumber ready when needed, and
that both parties had expressed their
tintention to work their roads again
t when it rained. He authorized Mr.
e Boyd, the treasurer, to pay me. .
He'tring of his muisrepresentations, I
sought a hearing before the County
Board: After establishing the fact,
which John Smith denied, that Mr.
Jenk H. Smith had made an order of
me, I then turned to John Smith and
said: "If he remembered and would
s recall half as readily what passed be
tween us there would be no cause for
s complaint." At this he, with temper,
t declared he would remember nothing.
Mr. Cromer, the clerk, promptly si
t lenced him and I was allowed to make
e my statement. The only answer made
by John Smith was, "It looks like you
d tried to confuse me." 'Tis more likely
he bought his confucion. The only
n other business I ever bad with him
d was'at Whitm,ire, on a previous occa
y sion, when I presented to him a peti
tion. I found him then even worse
Should our public officers indulge in
y this style of confusion while on duty?
y Since John Smith claims he thought
e the lumber delivered, let me ask: Is it
reasonable to suppose one would de
e liver lumber before being authorized?
- No. He au.horized me to furnish to
said parties, and paid me then for
same. Did he expect me to deliver in
stantly? Now since it is in order to re
e member nothing when confused, I must
I- say the idea is confusing and I remem
d ber to have been taught nothing of that
moue of instantaneous delivery. It is
the duty of the County Commissioners
0 to see that the county loses nothing by
n any man. I hear that one County
Commissioner said that he feared no
loss at my hands.
1 On the 6th of April I asked Jenk. H.
o Smith, for my vindication and the sat
t isfaction of the Board, to come and
t measure all . the lumber I had sawed
for roads. He oaime once in my ab
sence from home. He promised to no-.
e tify rue and come again, but never got
back. At the last moment, on the eve
of the campaign, I have been com
t pelled to call on some good citizens to
measure and give receipts for all lum
ber in use furnished by me. The first
bill of lumber, 2,023 feet, sold the
f county is accounted for, in the receipts
s of Anthony Griffin, N. C. Duckett,
N. P. Abrams and a part of J. C. Dun
can's. The Jenk. H. Smith order of
2,184 feet is covered by the Jack Sims,
Ramage and Baker receipts. The
e overplus goes to the John Smith or
der. The remainder due is stacked in
readiness by the roadside, and the par
e ties for whom it was prepared still
-need it and are ready to use the same
s when the order of John Smith forbid
e ding its use is withdrawn.
JOHN T. DUNCAN.
I eeycertify that I have received 1312
- t foklumber for the road, which I have
mesrdin the presence of witnesses.
T. D. RAM tGE.
J. C. Hargrove.
W. HI. S hannon.
y July 3lth, 1862.
t WVe, the undersigned, have this day mes-.
ured the lumber on the road of which Jaa. C.
e D)uncan is overseer, and1 und 1792 ft.
J7. C. HAnGOYov
's W. H. SHANON.
e Aug. 1st, 1832. J aMs
e i hereby certity, that to the best of my ree
er ollection, I hauled 260 ft. ox oak lumb>er and
*put on a bridge in Gilder's Creek bottom.
I. I can only find 5 plank of said lumber In a
e drift pile blow the road. hisszs
s Cornelia A. Sims. mark.
J. L. Epp4.
--Aug 1, 1892.
I hereby certify that I got of .J. T. Duncan
632 fr. of oak road lumber, which I have had
in use for several months.sON GhIFF
July 2th. 1892. mark.
eTest: Rob'LS. Duncan.
I hereby certify that I got of .T. Duncan *
58t'i ft oak road lumber which I have had in
use bor several months. N. C. DL'cKETT.
Aug't 1st, 1802. -
J7. C. Hlargrove.
s w. H Shannon.
*I hereby certify that I have received of J. T.
3, Duncan $41 ft. of oak road lumber.
t July 2, '93. C. K.BRAKE R.
s J7. S. MCCARLEY. Trial Justice.4
S N. P. ABRA3Is, Overseer.
t I hereby certify that I have receivedI of J. T.
e Duncan :69 ft. of-oak road lumber.
July 28,'92. N. P. AidRAXS.
The said lumber has been on road since
B February. N. P.ABaAMs.
Notes from Excelsior.
- Sei.ool has a full attendance of pu
A good season of rain would be en
, joyed by the farmers. The earth is
, getting dry and crops generally are on
. the decline.
EMr'. Wmx. Werts, of Saluda, spent
3Friday night in our little village and
,returned home on saturday.
>Mrs. Caroline Cook is spending a
I while with her daughter, Mrs. Wicker
and family of St. Phillips neighbor
-: Mr. J.S. Werts and family accom
-panied by Mrs. Kinard, spent Friday
with friends in Gallman community.
Mr. John F. Wheeler is preparing to
build a new barn.
Quite a number of us attended the
Newberry Lutheran conference at Mt.
Pilgrim church otn Sunday. The at
tendauce was much larger than the
church could accommodate, and the
services very interesting. In the after
noon Sunday-school.addresses were de
livered by Revs. WV. A. Julian, Z. W.
Bedenbaugh, Messrs. Jefferson Quiat
tlebaum, H. P. Dominick and Monts
after which conference closed.1
Rev, an d M rs. M. M. Kinardl and little
son Albert, of Columbia, camne .up on
Tuesday to spend several days in and
around the parental roof here.
7v We are requested to State that the
. survivors of Co. G., ihb Regiment of
a South Carolina Veterans will hold
I their annual reunion at Young's Grove
~near Prosperity on August 26th.
s Speeches by distinguished veterans
s and the public cordially invited to at
tend. A barbecne will be served on
that dayv. SIGM^'
News from silver Sreet.
f Our farmers have fininhd theirorP.
.Old corn is all wade. We hr lse
with a good rain on Monday night.
rMr. W. W. Spe.armanl is home from
ti-ghi b rothber, Mr.AJon nStalnaker,
r- who is' quite sick with fever.
r, Mr. Leonardl Reeder and. Bobbie
a; Hendrix visited Harris' Springs and
Waterloo last week.
Mr. Walter Peterson and Miss Mary
IPeterson have returned from WValhalia.
d Miss Sallie Longshore left Monday
e. to visit relatives in Alabama.
kMr. J. H. Werts, of Florida, is visit
cing his old home. We are glad to see
er"Jack" looking so well...
t-Mr. WV. E. Perry, of Columbia, is
visiting relatives at Silver Street.
sTrinity and Old Town played a
1e .tatch game of t>ase, ball on Saturday
- -th a cr 53 to 13 in favor of Trinity.
O-n Monday evening Trinity and Silver
'Street played. The game resulted in a
s.ore of 37 to 16 in favor of Silver Street.
LAWLESSNESS IN LEXINGTON.
'he Lynching Bee that was Made Ready
for Kinard.-Sheriff Drafts had Spiritcd
his Prisoner to the Penitentiary
and Saved HUm.
[Special to News and Courier.]
t'OLLm.i3a, A ug. 1.-Sheriff Drafts,
>f Lexington, deserves great credit for
he manner in which lie saved the life
>f George Kinard, the igro who is
harged with assauli. on Mrs. Robert
kddison at Irino last week. The Lex
ugton Rifles, first as individuals and
hen as a corps, have been guarding
he jail. There has always been cousidez:
ble doubt about Kinard's guilt, except
n the minds of the people around Irmo.
r'be determination to lynch Kinard
was controlled until last night, when a
ruitless attempt was nmade.
The Evening Record sent a special
'epresentative to report the attempted
ync' ing and gives this graphic story:
"Sunday night was ehosen because it
r as thought that no one at the Court
3ouse would suspect an attempt and
hey would have no opposition. But in
his they miscalculated, for the Rifle
nd Sheriff Drafts were determiued.to
)rotect George Kinard at the expense
>f their lives if need be, and did not
)esitate to say so. The lynchers were
well or"auized and numbered over a
iundre? and fifty men, gathered as
ollows: Fifty from Hollow Creek see
ion, fifty from Brookland and- vicinity
mud sixty-five .or seventy from Irmo
nd vicinity. They wer. determined to
iave Kinard if it became necessary to
ill the guard and blow the jail up to
,et him, and they carried the dynamite
vith which to carry out their purpose.
L'hey proposed, if they found the jail
,uarded, to pour hot shot into it from
)oth ends and froiit with Winchester
ifles and. to use their dynamite in the
-ear, which they could approach with
"That they would have carried out
his plan of action there is but little
loubt from all that could be gathered,
)ut Sheriff Drafts's discretion made it
mnuecessary. Some of the would-be
yncheis could not control their tongues
md at a church near Lexington yester
!ay they inadvertently gave a hint of
heir purpose where a friend of the
heriff beard it. He straightway hast
ned to the village and notified the
heriff, and without much hesitancy
ie determined to assume the responsi
ility of bringing Kinard to Columbia.
le accordingly got him ready and sent
iim by two trusted deputies on the 1
"Governor Tillman was called from
ts slumbers to advise what should be
lone with him. He ordered him taken
o the Penitentiary for safe keeping,
Lnd he now rests in the same quarters
with the boy Wade Haines.
"About 2 o'clock Sherift Drafts was
rwakend rom his slu_mbers and the
teys demanded of Tim. Knowiiw' at
was wanted, be told the committee
bat waited on him that the prisoner
tad been removed. They doubted and
te told them that if they would select
ix good men to act for them he would
how them through the jail and let
hem convince themselves of the truth
f what he said. This was done and,
oing through every cell and the cage,
hey expressed themselves as satisfied
nd left. This was only an advance
uard of about twenty-five men, ac
ording to the best of Sherift Drafts's
udgment in the dark, for they had
>t the lights out, but they had the
nain body stationed in the suburbs of
,he town awaiting the result of their
nvestigation. They went as quietly as
ey came into the town, but after leava
g the town, they gave wild vent t
heir wrath and chargin by oaths ad
ibout one hundred shots."
First Bale of Georgia Cotton.
SAVANNAH, GA., August 1.-The
irst bale of the Georgia cotton crop
vas received to-day from Sumter
ounty. It was classed as low mid
iing, and sold at 10 cents per pound.
PICNrC AT PoMAnra.
A DelJghtful and ErnjoyabIe Occasion.
POMARIA, July 27.-For a loamg
ave we anticipated this day. A
>icnic at this place has been sch
or weeks and to-day the most san
ere most agreeably surprisedm
naria has always been noted
lospitality but to-day it sur
elf. Out of the very large crowd that
issebled a goodly per cent were
[rangers to the.community-invited
uests. For these it may be said that
.hey never enjoyed a pienic better "in
1 their born days."
The most conspicious of [lie wel
~omers was C.>1. Holloway. He saw
very lady on the ground and parhaps
~very gentleman too.
We did not meet in the grove down
n the towvn but up at the school
ouse (Bethel). But few people are
ware that it is the grandest place for
much occasion in the county. The
nighty oaks and the picturesque sur
oundigs makes it a lovely old place.
Too, we can almost call this an his
;orical place. No school in the county
als prepared more young men for col
ege than has this one. Th1e good work
s still carried on under t he direct su
yervision of Mr. Robert Welch.
Wile the day flew, the sun had al
nost set and still the "concord of
wet sounds" always accompanied by
lainty feet never ceased.
Many that they were, we dare say
.bat there was not one soul that did
tot enjoy the day. Every heart went
tome with the regret that the 27th of
ruly was so short. WV. A. S.
- A CARD.
-BATESBtRO, 5. C., July 2, '92.
rHIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT I
.have known T. S. Sease for the last
bhree years. and that (luring that period
e has been a strong "Farmers' ove
nent man", and that he has been a
onsistenlt and firm behiever in the
iriueiples as set forth by 11. R. Till
mIt aving been circulated1 that Mr.
sense participated in what is known as
he Tillmnan serenade by the S. C. Col
ge studenits, I pronounce it as abso
utely f-.lse, as I wspresnt
ESEY AN FEMAL.E INSTITUTE,
PENS SEPrEMBER 2"1.ounEO
Oals the S.atbtoru Twentiyive teachers
Cadie in te he serator~y Conrse in Miusic.
ne nrdand fifty-to ~oarfl $$pp e
froml twenty States. rsonat dniscee.
rSpea 5einuc te et chool for the lowest
erfhose rte engr Cataloge of this time-hon
re chol. to the Preide, aun,ton. a
Vit. A. IKARII, D,.
Health for the Baby,
Pleasure for the Parents,
New Life for the Old Folks.
Sis a family afraira requibite
/ of the l.ome. A 23 cnt
pnkage makes 5 galloni" of
"Do'hIhn't be deceivssi lI a dealer, for
the sake of lr.rger pronlt, telai you
is mhe genii E'.A
for infants and
"jCastoriaissoweladnpt tocdzethat C
Irecommend itassuperiOrtoanyP t
l-nown to me." H. A. A2CZ, 3L D.,
112 So. Oxford St., BrooYn -
"The use of 'Casto ria' is so universal and
its merits so well known that it seeff. a work ydo
gion to endorse it. Few amethe d
iten tailies who ontke e
New :kork City.
Late Pastor BIoomngdaoBeformed
Tuz CzrAE Co
Contains 1-3 More Lithia than thi
IT HAS NO SUPERIOR IN
Dyspepsia, Constipation, Liver Coi
Gout, Diseases of the Kidney!
aturia and C atainenial De
eases of the Blood.
to cure Can
ON DRAUGHT AND FOR SALE
Robertson & Gilder's an
Mvo ?Jpe3. fQ:
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For particulars write to J. T. HARRIS, Pri
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wher / will be pleaset
torn and as many r
f me with. their pxtrc~
In All Sizes,Te
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ONLY TEN CENTS EACH!
Come while you can get more .
Yours to l)leasce L. W.
We have moved
wood store here,
pose to clean ou
tock at prices
times.1 NO OO)S IIRU
We propose to sla
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lUz Worms, gives tsp, aad
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prietor of Harris' LithIs s
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