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WIESIAT, IA! 3, 1893.
ELBERT H. AULL, EDrrOR.
ELBERT H. AULU Proprietors.
NEWBERRY, S. C.
THE DEINMARK LYNCHING.
Last week The Herald and News
published a short-statement giving the
facts of the lynching ot a negro, John
Peterson, at Denmark, in Barnwell
County, charged with the usual crime
for which such punishment is almost
invariably meted out. We stated how
the negro Peterson went to Governor
Tillman and asked his protection and
how be was sent back to Denmark and
witnesses summoned and a farcicaL
trial held before a body of outraged and
infuriated citizens, and how he was
swung to a limb and sh't to death.
We stated then, and state now, that if
the evidence was conclusive that they
bad the right man we would have no
word of condemnation of the deed, for
it would be bat swift and stern justice.
Governor Tillman gives his reasons,
which are published elsewhere, for
sending the negro back to the mob for
trial. It seems to us that Governor
Tillman might have expected the re
sults which followed, and as Governor
should have protected the negro, how
much so ever as an individual he may
have been in sympathy with the feel
ings of the mob.
Resort to lynch law is never justifi
able, but in certain cases, and we
lieve this is one, it is excusab , but
the evidence should be conclusive that
they have.the right man, for, otherwise
it is horrible murder. In this case,
from all that we can gather, the evi
dence was anything but conclusive
that Peterson was the right man. The
young lady and her little brother failed
to identify him; he protested his inno
eence until the la*t, and in fact there
was no evidence against him, save that
he had been seen somewhere in the
community about time of the deed.
That being true, makes the lynching
of this negro a murder.
Some of the citizens of Columbia
beld an indignation meeting to con
demn the act and also the Governor
for sending the negro back to Demnark.
For many rPani we think this meet
ing unwise aud cau result in no possible
good. Another mass meeting was held
at Denmark at which resolutions were
pased vindicating the lynchlog and the
course of Governor Tillman and con
demning the newspapers that have
critisized the deed, and especially The
State tewspaper and its Editor N. G.
Gonzales. These resolutions are in very
bad taste, and in many respects are
without foundation in fact. They make
obarges against Mr. Gonzales which
are slanderous and untruze, and which
the files of his paper will prove to be
untrue. The Herald and News has not
agreed with The State in this matter
altogether, but we dislike to see people
make charges without foundation for
them and without even the shadow of
proof to substantiate them.
Altogether-it is a ivery bad state of
affairs, and efforts are being made to
make political capital out of it. It is a
great pity that we must have politics in
Rock Hill has secured the location of
the Woman's College. She is a plucky
little city and her business men and
men of money are made of the right
sort of stuff' to build up a flourishing
city. They are willing to work and
spend for the general good and all the
.citizens reap and enjoy the fruits of
their labors in a growing and progres
sive city. That is the way to forge
ahead. And those cities who made the
efrt and lost will be benefited by the
effort made. It will be a great thing
-in, many ways for Rock Hill.
The Yassar College girls are going to
play the. Greek drama "Antigone," in
which all the characters. will speak the
Greek lauguage and all the choruses
uittb. mug in Greek. Nothing is too
d cul fora Yassar girl to attempt.
The fines and costs. which Governer
Tillmnan paid amount to $1,891.97, for
the three of the sheriffs who were
adjudged in contempt of the Uinited
States Cowrt. He makes no provision
for Colonel Freddie Nance, of Abbe
ville. This is too bad. His fine ought
to be paid by the State also. The Reg
ister tells us that the tax payars will
not mind paying this little sum of ten
thousand dollars which has been
wasted in railroad litigation, for you
know it is all done in. the name of
No monarch of ancient or modern
times ever received such distinguished
honor as did President Cleveland in
the naval review at New York last
Friday. Salutes from thirty-five war
ships, representing seven nations, were
fired in his honor-the like of which
has no occurrence in history.
The dispensary case came up in the
Supreme Court on Monday, and Thos.
8, Moorman was appointed special
referee to take testimony on questions
of fact and submit the same at some
Gen. B. H. Rutlege died at his home
in Charleston on Sunday last. He was
born in Sumter County and was sixty
five years old. He was a member of
the secession convention, and was
colonel of the FourthRegiment, S. C. V.
He was appointed a brigadier and
major-general in the State militia in
The World's Fair was opened at
Chicago on Monday by President
Cleveland. There was a monster de
An April Snow Stormn.
CASPER, WVYOMING, A pril 30.-The
severest snow storm of the entire win
ter s now raging, having continued
for the last six days, and for the last
two days has been destructive to sheep,
asmany have just been sheared. It
wasiesrned yesterday that one fiock
'mmterioneffive hundred sheep Friday
n~ smothered in the snow. An
o lost'eleven -hundred out of
twnytree hundred. Many others
TUlE RAILROAD CASES.
Governor Tillmnan Pays the Fines of th
[columbia Journal, April 28.]
The State pays the fines!
The time to show hands has nov
come in the railroad contempt cases
and the United States Marshal is call
ing on the sheriffs that were held ii
contempt to appear in person at hi:
office in Charleston.
Sheriff W. W. Riser, the only anti
Tillman sheriff of the lot, and the onli
or;e who stood by the Governor un
flinchingly throughout the trial, is ii
the city to-day on his way to Charle:.
ton in response to the following sura
- "CH ALESTN, S. C., A pril 26.
"To W. W. Riser, Sheriff, Newberry
"Sim Upon receipt hereof, you wil
please report at once, in person, at thi,
''G. I. CUN1NNGH AM,
"U. S. Marshal."
Mr. Riser stated that he had seen thi
Governor and that the Governor tok
him (Riser) if he had telegraphed hin
of nis intention to go to Charleston, bi
would have wired him as he did Sherif
Gaines, to stay at home.
It is supposed from this that Gov
ernor Tillman has wired the sheriff
to stay at home.
Governor Tillman was seen by i
Journal reporter with regard to th
matter, and asked for the status of tb
case. He said that he had ascertainec
the costs in the case and had alread3
sent a check covering the amount t<
the marshal. This check covers tho
fines imposed on the sheriffs, and thq
governor sticks by the officers, as hf
told them he would do. He did no
say, but the presumption is that h
considers this sufficient to relieve th
sheriffs from a personal appearance al
,the marshal's office.
Sheriff Riser, however, does not seen
content to accept this as exoneratin(
him from a personal appearance. H(
was seen after the reporter left the Gov
ernor's office and asked if he intende
to go on to Ciarleston or if he wouk
return home. He replied that he da
not know which way he would go
He added, however, that he liked t<
be certain that he was right; that if hf
had a summons he always served il
and indicated that he would probabl3
go on to Charleston to see if he wa,
There is still one other question re
maining for settlement, and that is th(
question of damages, which may oc
cur in suits for delays of all kinds, b3
virtue of the holding of trains undel
the orders of the State officials, an
which the railroad attorney indicated
would likely be brought after the deci
sion of the Supreme Court. These ma3
or may not come. If they do, the ques
tion is: "Will the Governor assume tb(
obligation for the sheriffz?"
THE LITTLE BILL WHICH OUR GOVER
NOR HAl) TO SETTLE.
[Sunday News, April 30.]
The case of the county sheriffs whc
were led into disobeying the orders o;
the United States Court has been set
tied at last. Yesterday morning At
torney J. E. Burke walked into th(
clerk's office and handed hin a checi
which reads as follows:
CHARLESTON, S. C., April 29, 1S3.
No. 237. Bank of Charleston, N. B. A.
pay to the order of Col. J. E. Hagood
eierk of the United States Circuit Court
eighteen hundred and ninety-one dol
(Signed.) LORD & BURKE.
Immed intf1y thereafter the followinl
order was inaued:
The United States of America, Distric1
of South Carolina-Fourth Circuit
In Equity-Ex parte Daniel H
Chamberlain as receiver, Petitioner
vs M; N. Tyler, sheriff of Aiker
County, McMitchell,, treasurer o
-Aikene Couinty, in re:Frederick WV
Bond vs The South Carolina Rail
way Company and others.
It having been brought to the atten
tion of the Court that the defendant it
this case has paid the fine imposed or
hm with costs:. It is ordered that ha
be discharged from the custody of thi
marshal and that he go hence without
delay. So much of the order as directs
tbe entry of judgment for said fine anc
osts is rescinidod.
CHARLES H. SIMONTON,
United States Judge.
A pril 29. 1893.
Similar orders were issued in the
ases of Sheriff Gaines, of Anderson
and Sberiff Riser, of Newberry, bul
poor Fred Nance, of Abbeville,. was lefi
out in the cold. Governor Tiliman hac
made no provision for him, and noi
e will have to put up his $500 or at
execution will be issued against hirr
and his property will be seized. Tbh
fine of each of the sherifIf's was $500
and the additional $391 97-100 is foi
osts to the Court.
TILLMAN CONDEENs NANCE.
[Special to News and Courier.}
UOLUMBIA, May 1.
'What about Nance?" I asked.
"Nance didn't stand up to the Stat4
and the State will not stand up t<
CYCLONEs CUT OFF sHIOIT.
Plans of a Kansas scientist to Bomnbari
Wind Twisters-Towns to Have a
Cyclone Departroent Like a
[Special to New York Press 3
TOPEKA, Kan., A pril 29.-A Kansat
sientist has evolved a plan by wOicil
pproacing cyclones can be bombarded
and manty lives and thousands of dol
lars' worthb of property saved from de
struction. Dr. C. .R. Carpenter o1
[eavenworth, says that the great Mis
sissippi and Missouri valleys compose
he oyclone center of the continent.
His theory is to have every city that is
large enough to have a fire department
also have a cyclone station. where met
ould be trained to watch for a coming
twister and then destroy it before it
ould reach the city, by exploding it
with torpedoes. In an interview with
he doctor as to the modus operandi ol
ackling a Kansas cyclone, corraling
ad destroying its force, he said:
"I would have a station sufficiently
high to permit the watchmen to see a
yclone whena it is comning. Let the
watchmen give the alarm and then
turn out a sufficient number of trained
men to throw torpedoes into te ecenter
of the cyclone and scatter it to pics
'he torpedoes would have to b'e wat
into the cloud scientifically, o,f course.
ht is why men shoulti be trained to
"Secretary Rusk thougrht it wise to
spend considerable sums in, "rier in
test a theory of how to cause rain in
dry places. WVhy not spend a litt ls in
a life saving property prot ecting serv ice?
Millions of dollars worth of property and
scores of lives are lost in this country
every few years by cyclones. Powerful
torpedoes thrown into these disastrous
balloons would certaiu]y cause them~ to
"The station should he attached to
the Weather Bureau. There we have
service by which the storm nmay he
ietected at a suffieie;s distance to be
prepared for itv en it, arrives. Strong
marine glasses cou!td be used at night
y watchmen and an alarm could be
tiven in plenty of time. My method
'ould, of course, be of no use in hurri
nes, but I am fully convinced that
y thbeory is a good one for cyclones
tnd well wcrth a tria)."
The stuggestions of Dr. Carpenter are
'reating w ide commient:t broughout the
est and will undoubtedly be put into
)peration in many of the cities of Kan
as, Nebraska and Missour i 1his year.
St. Louis is moving upstairs to get
ut of the way of the turbulent Mlis
THE RAILROAD DECISION.
Receiver Chamberiain Fropeses that the
State and the Railroads Shall Settle
Their Differences by Arbitration.
[News and Courier, 1st.]
Ex-Governor Chamberlain, Receiver
of the South Carolina Railway and of
the Three C's Railroad, yesterday in
vited a reporter of the News and Cou
rier to call on him for an interview.
The reporter complied, and the Ex
Governor made the following statement
for publication relative to the recent
decision of the Supreme Court of the
United States in the habeas corpus tax
cases and the pending contest between
the r4ilroads and the State regarding
* * * * *
FURTIIER LITIGATION WOULD -BE
"On the other hand, the true interests
i of the railroads demand peace and a
settlement of differences with the tax
ing powers. The cost of these suits ;s
heavy. None but lawyers profit by
them.~ Lawsuits are warrantable only
when grave disputes cannot be settled
otherwise. A state of enmity or war
i between the officers of the State and its
railroads is injurious in a thousand
ways. The pres-ilt depression in rail
road business makes thi-.e injuries
specially hard to bear. Besides, what
injures the railroads injures all the peo
pla. Railroads are the nerves of traftic
and business. They give life also to all
other kinds of business. A community
that has no railroads regards them as
the greatest of boons, but too often, as
here, when they have them, they turn
upon them as enemies.
SETTLEMENT BY NEGOTIATION OR AR
"Such being the situation, I say the
only sensible course is to settle differ
ences here and now. It can be done, if
botn sides will admit indisputable facts.
If some one or more representatives of
the State, and one or more representa
tives of the railroaos, were to sit down
as business men and confer over the
problem, they could reach an easy solu
tion, and one just to both parties. I
am only an agent of the Court, having
no authority of my own, but I will guar
antee to secure the m( t cordial assent
of the court to any reasonable efforts to
bring about an end of this railroad
fight. We are all tried of it. Victory,
on which every side it fal't, is too
costly. I say to Governor Tillman and
to Comptroller Ellerbe-Let us make
an effort to secure our respective rights
no negotiation. If we cannot succeed,
then we can fight. But we can suc
ceed, if we really want to. The victory
is to-day with' the railroads, but I an
none the less anxious to stop the
quarrel. My anxiety is in the interest
of railroads. I am not affraid to cry
'peace' before the war begins or goes
further. I shall fight all the better for
it if we cannot have peace.
WHAT WILL GOVERNOR TILLM AN DO
"I am not formally authorized to
speak for anybody but myself, but I
will undertake to bring every railroad
row in litigation with the State into an
agreement to negotiate- or arbitrate
their differences, and to close this
destructive warfare without further
cost or dvlay, including the prompt
payment of all taves for the past or
future which way be judged or agreed
to be just and right. There need be
no commitments in advance; only a
simple agreement to try to agree. Can
anything be fairer. Who can refuse to
aid in such an effort? I am deeply in
earnest. I have no prejudice towards
individuals or parties which will hinder
me from having the most cordial and
respectful business relation towards
this problem. Any two or more clear
headed, dispassionate business men, or
men with sound business Ideas, would
be acceptable to me and to the rail
roads. .[ propose, in default of any one
else doing it, myself to call Governor
Tillman's attention to these sugges
tions, and to relieve myself from any
responsibility for further controversy
over taxes with the State or State
GOV. TILLMAN SAYS THERE SHALL BE
NO ARBITRATION OF RAILROAD
[Special to News an p Courier.)
lain's plain and sensible suggestion
that the railroad tax matter be arbri
trated. which wra published in The
News and Courier to-day, was the sub
ject of general talk. Various were the
opinions expreseed as to its accepta
bility and feasibility. There was but
one opinion on the subject in the State
House and that was altogether un favor
able to the scheme. "It,'i war to the
end" is the cry in the nest of the Ad
ministration. Expenses and uneasiness
do not count.
Weli there is one thing especially
noticeable, so far as the Ad m1nistration
is concerned, and it is that B. R. Till
man is the captain of the ship, and
just whatever he says "goes." Reason
ing from tbis point the one thin2 to be
considered, so far us the arbitration is
concerned, is "what does Governor
Tillman say about the matter?"
To begin with, Governor Till-nan
was besieged by an army of commer
cial agents, with "samplles," friends,
editors entd others, and it was af ter 3
o'clock when the long wvaiting and
anxious niewspaper mien wcnt into his
otice. Although tile initel view was
brief it was decidedly to the point, and
Governor Ti:llmani has ini his~ muot em
phatic manner said t,hat he will have
nothing to do with the plan, and
brands it as the "q'iintess.ence of inso
WVhen asked for hi< opinion as to the*
scheme be p)rompihtly r. pl'ed: "f think
the State of S.-u h Csr.ilina has Courts
(f law to settle .1Si uc questionls. She
will not :u h'itrate. with anybody about
her taxt 5."
* * a * * *
ThlenI G.,vernor Tillman walked
arouno a litt.le, anod after a fewV mo
metnts' reflection gave a little morre vig
"rThe State will never arbitrate as to
the justice or equality of taxes, and she
will not-discriminate on such a matter,
especially not against a citizen -as
against a corporation."
"So I don't suppose anything will
come out of the scheme?" I said.
"Nothing was intended," was the
reply. "This proposal is the quintes
sence of Insolence, coming from the
source it does. T1he South Carolina
Road wanted to pay us taxes in repu
diation bonds, and after waiting a
whole year the Legislature agreed to
take the taxes without any interest
ra her thano repeal its charter. We are
neither defenceless nor without re
sources with which to continue the
iht. We will certainly continue un
til the end is reached.. If the means
ued will destroy the credit of the roads
they will have t hemlselves to blame for
't anod ntot us The next move will be
Th len thie Go,vernor left the office for
dinner. is mind is folly made up,
and the fight, will go merrily along'
until-well no one knows when.
A CHICAGO SENSATION.
An Alleged Attempt to Steal the Ashes of
CHICAGO, April 29.-ThJ Herald this
miorning has the following: An unsuc- (
eessful attempt to steal Christopher(
Columbus's ashes was made last eve
ing. The glass cont aining them was
broen and the priceless remains were
]ifted from their resting place by an 1
unknown thief, whose presence dese
crated thbe sacred convent laraboia at 1
Jackson Park. The ashes were carried
from a dark corner to the light of the f
window and carefully examined,that no
mistake might be made. But the de- a
lay for the examination proved disas-' I
tros to t:ie purpose of the vandal and t
saved to the Exposition and posterity(
all that is left of the mortal remaifls of
he great explorr anrd beneactor. C
A TEXAS TOWN WIVED OUT.
Details of the Cyclone at Cisco-But One
House Left Slanding.
DALLAS, TEx., April 29.-The News
correspondent learned ftom passengers
on the eastbound train this evening
that the destruction by the cyclone at
Cisco was simply appalling.
There were not more than twenty
five to thirty houses left standing, and
up to the time the train passed there
about 2 p. m., twenty-one dead bodies
had been recovered from the ruins, and
there were ten or twelve more persons!
Strong one story buildings, with
walls two feet thick, were leveled to
the ground. A heavy freight engine
and a whole train of cars were blown
from the track and demolished, and
several hundred feet of sidetrack were
The number injured is something
like 100. D. R. Coleman and citizens
from Weatherford went out this morn
ing to reudLer any assistance possible.
The building which Francis Hickman
occupied was blown down and his five
This evening Mayor Levi received
the' following telegram from two citi
zens of Weatherford, who went up to
Cisco this morning:
Town r.early all demolished. Twenty
one killed, 125 injured. Hundred with
out food or shelter. Raise ali the relief
possible and send to John F. Patterson,
Chairman Relief Committee.
The following telegram was also re
ceived by Mayor Levi from County
Judge Davenport and Mayor Graves
Cisco ha; been destroyed by the most
detructive cyclone that has ever
visited Texas. More than four-fifths
of the people are without houses.
There are many killed and wounded.
Help is needed to bury the dead and
take care of the wounded and relieve
those who lost everything.
Mayor L3vi has called a niee:ing of
the citizens of Weatherford to take
measures for the relief of the sufferers.
A message from Valley View stated
that a severe storm passed over that
town at 8.30 p. m., blowing down
several houses and doing much damage
to property. No one was hurt. Several
freight cars were blown Qff the side
track and the people took refuge in
DALLAS, TEXAS, April 30.-Further
details of the disastrous cyclone which
wiped out the town of Cisco Friday
night have been received. Out of four
hundred residences in the town only
one is uinnjured, that of City Marshal
Epplen. A freight train waiting at
the depot was hurled completely from
the track and totally wrecked. The
engine, weighing over twenty tons,
was turned completely over. The
brakeman was instantly killed, and the
conductor died this afternoon from his
Conservative estimates place the
total property loss at over $2,000,000.
Immediately after the cyclone had
passed flames were seen issuing from
several frame buildings. It is thought
some of the missing, of which there are
a score, were burned to death and their
bodies cremated. Several of the streets
of the city are so full of debris as to pre
vent the 'passage of even foot passen
gers. For miles around the city the
ground is covered with the wreck of
brick or frame buildings, household
furniture and utensils, fences, telegraph
poles, freight cars, etc. Physicians
estimate that of the two hundred or
more injured, forty, at least, will die.
All physicians from a dozen near by
town are here and more are needed.
T be ctock of groceries in town to-day
did not suffice to give even a scanty
breakfast to the suflering people. Trains
from Weatherford and other adjoining
places laden with supplies arrived
during the day. Many homeless and
wounded ones are resting in impro
vised tents, but by far the great r por
tion are out in the open air, with noth
ing to shelter them from the cut ting
wind that has followed the storm. in
dividual estimates of the losses are now
impossible except to say that in nearly
every instance it is total, many not+
even saving enough clothing to pro
tect themselves from the inclement
NDi GNATION AND DENUNCiLaTION
Denmark's Citizens Justify Their Deeds
and Express Contempt for N. G.
[Sp...cial to the Register.1
DENMARK, S. C., A pril 29.-A mass
meeting of the citizensof Denmark was
held in t he store of J. E. Steadman, at
:30 p. m. A hout 500 were present.
Capt. J. E. Steadmar' was called to
the chair and J. D. Milhouse acted
Col. D. Paul Sojourner explained
that the meeting was called to de
nounce the course of certain newspa
pers and the course of Editor Gonzales
. S. Laffitte offtred the following
Whereas,a negro fiend assaulted Miss
aie Baxter, the 14-year-old daugh
ter of Mr. J. D. Baxter, on the morn
ing of April 14, while she was on her
way to school, attacking her brutally
nd with drawn knife threatened her
life, and after choking her to insensi
bility and dragging her down an em
ban kment of the South Carolina Rail
way, and then attempting to rape her,
Whereas, the citizens of Denmark,
ating with the citizens of Barnwell
County and those of the adjoin'ng
counties, hunted diligently for the
rmpist, and having caught one John
Peterson, whom the citizens believed
to be guilty of the crime, and whom
the girl said looked like the man, "ex
:ept his eyes and nose," and of whom
she subsequently said, "he is the man,"
nd against whom we have abundant
nd sufficient proof that he was tbe
man who assaulted Miss Mamnie Bax
ter, and said John Peterson was hung
nd shot to death on the spot where
he made the brutal assault; and
Whereas, the editor of The State,
N. G. Gonzales, has by every means
known to himself sought to besmirch
ad befoul the oeople of this comnmu
nity, and by his editorials sought to
arouse the passions of the negro race
against the white people and incite the
negro men to attack and rape white
women to avenge the punishment of
John Peterson; now, therefore, we, the
~itizens of Denmark, in mass meeting
First. Do regret that such an out
rageous attack was made on an inno
ent and unsuspecting girl by the brute,
nd further tender to the unhappy and
~rief-striken father our deep and sin
.ere sym pathby.
Second. That we fully commend the
ct of those citizens who inflicted the
~unishment of death upon John Peter
ion, believing him to be the guilty
vretch, and we say to the world that
ve believe John Peterson guilty and
iave proof to support our position.
Third. That we dondemin the edi'o
ial of N. G. Gonzales, who for politi
al purposes has seized upon this occa-]
ion and the punishment of Peterson I
or a pretext to vent his hostility to
-overnor Tillman; that we especially
ondem his editorial in which by 5
overt words he seeks to excite negro
nen to attack and rape white women,
vhen unprotected, as being unworthy
he pen of a pure journalist, and ema-.
iating only from the heart of one 1
lacker than the wretch who assaulted r
4iss Baxter and deserving the same
ate o John Peterson.3
Fourth. That we condemn The State
s a paper which seeks to assay the
egro race against the white race, and
us ieturn to the days of Moses and
Fifth. That we commend the course
r f-m, Govrnomen r saenn John
Peterson to Barnwell, for he would
not haye been harmed unless guilty,
and if guilty lie d -erved death.
Sixth. We commend the course of
the colored people of the county, who
realize that John Petersoc was given
a fair hearing and a just punishment;
and we furtber declaie that we believe
that all people who would protect the
virtue of their women should hold
aicof from a man so destitute of virtue
and truth as is N. G. Gonzales.
Adopted in mass meeting.
Notice hae been sent to the post
offices in the county, calling for a mass
meeting on Monday at Barnwell Court
A rousing meeting is expected.
Prof. Judson and the Dispensary Law.
To the Editor of The Herald and
News:-I hope all your readers have
carefully read the very sound and logi
cal argument of Prof. C. H. Judson
against the dispensary in the last num
ber of The herald and News. But
owing to its very special interest to us
here in Newberry at this time, I wish
to repeat and call the special attention
of your readers to the closing paia
graphs of that argument. He says:
"In endorsing any man as a dispenser
of whiskey do we not thereby give our
sanction to the tratlie? Do we not ex
press our approval of his engaging in
a business which is degrading and de
moralizing to himself, is destructive to
the best intert sts of socieiy and which
threatens his eternal ruin? Christian,
fellow citizens, consider well your re
sponsibility in the matter and think
twice before you let your names re
main on a paper giving your sanction
and approval to this greatest cuise of
our country, the whiskey traffic."
This appeal and this warning is just
as applicable at this moment to the free
holders of Newberry as it is of those
Greenville, or Spartanburg, or Charles
ton, or any other town in the State.
Are they giving due consideration to
their responsibility as good citizens and
as Christians in this matter. In other
towns of the State organized effort is
being made to prevent the establish
ment of dispensaries. Is any thin., of
the kind being done here? It so I have
failed to bear of it. I have that con
fideifee in the free-bolders of Newberry
to believe that with mature considera
tion, and a little organized effort, the
establishment of a dispensary here
might be prevented, and thus the
putting in execution of that abomina
tion, the dispensary law, be thwarted
so far as our town is concerned. But
with the teadency of our people to sign
all kinds of petitions as a ners o il favor
to the petitioner, without aue considera
tion of what :may be the effect, and
with the great anxiety of Gov. Tillman
to establish these dispensaries in every
town, for the sake of the revenue he
expects to derive from it, the first
thing we know we may have a dis
penser appoin t ed for New berry, i f some
rganized effort is not made to prevent
it. A CITIZEN.
No Plums Yet Falling.
WAsxrTON, May 1,-While at the
treasury department to-day I was per
nitted to look over the list of applica
tions filed by Sou a Carolinians for the
three principles offices in thejurisdic
tion of the Secretary of the Treasury. I
refer to the collector of the port of
Charleston. the collector of internal re
venue and the collector of the port at
Beaufort. There is a lively competi
tion for the internal revenue collector
ship and the collectorship a. Beaufort,
but the aspirants for the Charleston
prize are disposed to be modest about
filing their applications, as there are
only three on record.
A t the treasury department it Is im
possible to obtain any information as
to when action may be expected in
these cases. Secretary Carlisle is pre
ared to act whenever he receives
word from the President to proceed
with the South Carolina matter.
The same condition of affairs exists
at the department of justice and the
postotBece department. I met Postmas
ter General Bissell and had a short
conversation with. him relative to the
postal affairs in South Carolina. He
says that he has not had time to con
sider the subject with the President
and until he does so nothing will be
done towards settling the pending con
troversy. There are several vacancies
existing in the Presidential and other
classes of postoffices, but there is no dis
position to act upon them. B. M. L.
NTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that I will apply to the Probate
Court for Newberry County on Satur
day, June 3, 1893, at eleven o'clock in
the forenoon, for letters dismissory as
administrator of the personal estate of
Cynthia Mower, deceased.
includes the great temperance drink
It gives New Life to the Old Folks,
Pleasure to the Parents,
Health to the Children.
Good for All-Eod All1 the Time.
* A25 cent packagemakes Five
( ~gallons. Beire and get
A full line of Seasonable
3oods in stock and arriving
:laily, such as Figured Lawns,
34 cts., and upwards. Plain
md Checked Muslins, at all
rices. Beautiful line of Ging
ams, Spring styles. 20 pieces
Percales just received, Ask
r those beautiful Mulls, at
L0 cts.. worth double the mo
ev. And when in need of
lotonadles. don't fail to give
ne a call. I have them to
'uit every one, both as to
iality and price.
RUR SHOE DEPARTMENT
s complete. Oxfords fr.om
5. up. Men's Shoes of allI
:inds from a "No. 1" Work
~hoe to a fine Dress Shoe. In
act my whole stock is corn
lete, and I have no hesitation
-saying that if you will favor
e with a ca!l I can please
-ou in every respect.
J. D. DAVENPORT, ~
Proprietor Central Dry Goods
A LL PERSONS HAVING DE
inands against the estate of
James A. Crotwell, deceased, will pre
5ent same, and those indebted will
make payment to
R. L. MCCAUGHRIN,
Notice of Final Settle
ment and Discharge.
WILL MAKE A SETTLEMENT
of the estate of H. M. Singley, de
,,eased, in the Probate Court for New
Lerry County, South Carolina, 00
Saturday the 3rd day of June, 1893, at
10 o'clock in the forenoon, and imme
liately tbereafter apple for a final dis
charge as aaministrator!tbereof.
J:DHN J. SINGLEY,
May 2nd, 1893. --Administrator.
NEWBERRY, S. C.
We are now prepared to do every
'biig in the line of building,u
Scroll Sawing, and
All ki-nds of Turning.
We also grind corn two days in a week
Tuesday and Satuiday.
We deal in all kinds of lumber-dressed
We will accommodate town and coun
try at shortest notice.
ILL WORK UiINTBROED,
QUALITY AND PRICE.
WE WILL REPAIR ALL
We have bought Mr. Shockley's
nterest, and the firm name now is
PUFMER & 8TO0KMAN.
We call special
attention to our
WOOD WORK! NG MACHINERY
BARREL STAVE MACHINERY
GRAIN THRESHING MACHINERY
RICE HULLING MACHINER
ENGINES AND BOlLERS
iat Agencydfor ibtt&sons' Engines and
rewer's Brick Machinery.
ouble Screw Cotton Presses.
omas' Direct-Acting steam Presses-no
boma sed Cotton E'evator.
..mft.R o.'s Woodworking achinery
nuoners. cmprising compete equpment
Write to Me before Buying
V. C. -BADHAM, Manager,$
COLUlMBIA, S. Q
EVER SOLD Ih
CALL AND SEE FOR YOUA
Blalock's Old Stant
We carry in this Department
only Standard, Reliable goods.
Every Towel guaranteed to
WE QUOTE PRICES
WO SPECIALTIES -
Which we bought direct from the
,000 .inen Glass Towels,
13x26. The pride of Kitchen,
Red and White Checks, figured
errd, worth in any other store
15 cents each,
At 3 1-3 Cents Each.
7 Linen Damask Towels,
16%30. Extra heavy, fine and
soft, combed' fringe, worth
everywhere 25 cents, -
At Only 10 Cents Each.
1EMEMBER THESE ARE FLEET
LND AT THE CUT PRECES AND
ONE WEEK ONLY
Will not remain with us long.
30 YOU BETT'ER COME AT ONCE
OR YOU WILL LOSE YOUR
GRAB AT THEM.
Yours to please,
The Poor Man's Friend.
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mie a policy-holder to the amount
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Lindsley, also carries $10,000 in
murance in the Society.
I like the EQUITABLE'S way
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what it says. And then I feel its
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will promptly pay every dollar
~alled for in its policies.
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n this space next week, or will be
urnished on application by
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