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ELERT B. ALL, Proprietors.
WI.- P. BOdL
ELBEET H. AULL, Error.
LET S TALK SEEIOUS.
We hear from all sides that the peo
ple throughout the county are very
tired of po ltics and would be glad for
the papers to stop publishing so much
political stuff. This is a good sign. We
are glad they are getting enough of the
stuff for of late, to eay the least, it has
not been elevating. But the' leaders
will not let us have a rest. We are as
tired of it as the people can well be.
We were never much of a politician
any way. We beg their pardon for
devoting so much space to it the past
f'aw weeks but while we are on the sub
ject we desire to talk and reason with
the :people just a little. If they are
tired of it they will be in position to
listen to a little sober talk.
The present political situation in
South Carolina is not a pleasant one to
contemplate, especially to the man
who wants no omce and has only the
welfare of the people at heart.
Now that the people are tired of
polities we hope and believe they are
getting in position where they can
relegate to the rear and the shades of
private life, all those who have been
living and thriving on discord and
strife. It is a well known fact that
there are some men who have come to
the front In the recent past who could
never have gotten there but by playing
upon the passions and prejudices of the'
people. All they wanted was office
and the emoh.aents of office. They
want a continuance of such for by it
alone can they keep their places. The
Herald and News has been talking on
this line for a long time and we are
glad to see the light dawning. The
people have gained nothing by all the
turmoil and strife and they are begin
ning to realize it.
Let us then all get together and not
be fools about politics any longer, for
we gain nothing by it. When the time
comes to vote let as exercise our right
to cast our ballots for the best men
Irrespective of anything but fitness for
the position to which the candidate
aspires. It is our duty as good citizens
to do, that. But when the politician
come round ranting about the dear
people, and one dlas being against an
other, and the town people being
0 against the country people, and the
corporations grinding the life out of
the poor tolling masses, and this in
terest being against that, and every
body but the politician being against
the people, the best way to deal with
such rot is to let sach men know that
they had better move on, for if they do
not you will let them know that they
must move or you will move them.
We are anxious to see the white peo
ple ofthis State once more united for
thematria development and advance
-people. But if we follow the lead of
certain politicians who are trying to
-lead the pr - awe will never again be
-a united people, but we will be contin
-uafly wrn asunder by such things as do
no good. It makes little difference to
us who isin offlce, but we do hate to see
the peopl, make such fools of them
selves about a few men who are wanrt
ingofflce when the people are not being
-Now let the people, about. whom we
have heard so much, look at the situa
tion seriously and determine in their
own minds that they will not go crazy
on politics any more. Put the best
men forward. Men who are not full of
prejudice and bitterness, but men who
place the interests of all the State above
ment. Men who are not all the time
trying to se manipulate things as to
secure their own re-election or election
to something better, but who will at
least devote a little time to the things
of State and those things which
wi be frthe weal of the people. Men
who are not constitutional office seek
We would be glad to have some one
tell us just what our friend "H," of Je
rusalem street, is driving at in his arti
ele published Insanother column. We
admit our inability to penetrate the
hidden depths of meaning that may lie
buried In his rhetoric, but we take the
privilege of quoting for his benefit a
few lines of plantation philosophy:
"Now, In dese busy wukin' days, dey's
changed de Scripter fashions,
An' you needn't look to mirkuls to
furnish you wid rations:
Now, when you's wantin' loaves o'
bread, you got to go an' fetch 'em,
A n' ef you's wantin' fishes, you mus'
<dig your wums an' ketch 'em.
For you kin put It down as sartin dat
de time is long gone by,
When sassages an' taters use to rain
film out de sky!
"El you think about it keerfully, and
put It to the tea',
You'll diskivir dat do safes' plan is
gin'uIly de bes';
Ef you stumble on a hornets' nes' ana
make de critters scatter,
You needn't stan' dar like a fool an'
argerfy do matter;
An' when de yaller fever cornea an' set
ties all aroun',
'Tis better dan de karanteen to shuffie
out of town."
It begins to look like the days of re
construction to have men stalking
around town with Winchester rifles
and pistols all over them. And that,
too, when pese is spreadin~g her olive
branch all ever the land. But we asp.
poseothis is one of the beauties of Re
form and 'some of the blessings the
great movement is to bring to the peo
We must demur to the proposition o
the Lanejpe Advertiser that the Hon
D. H. Traxler call the convention foi
the antis. We do not propose to b4
mdsubject to the wihiskey ring, 01
inaymanner put under obligation!
to It. We want a man who is opposed
on constitutional grounds, to all ringi
and cliques, of whatever denomination
If we are to have a convention wi
want such a man, and we know o
none better equipped than Gen. Rober
R. Hemphill. He has been a true R~e
former and is known to be opposed t<
rings and combines, and as tbat is 'h
sort of man we want, why not hav<
him to lead this movement ot rinj
smmahing. Smash the rings is thi
DEAT OF A NOTABLE -AN.
George W. Childs, editor of the
Philadelphia Public Ledger, died at
his home in Philadelphia at 3 o'clock
last Saturday morning, in the 63d year
of his age. Journalism has lost a mag
nificent ornament in the departure of
Of the many men who have grown
from comparative poverty, privation
and toil, into lives of opulence or
princely fortune, none have ennobled
manhood in greater measure than the
deceased Christian editor and philan
Without estentation, egotism or dis
play, he moved modestly among men,
full of energy and sweet charity. Sym
pathy, sincerity and thoughtful con
siderateness were the cardinal traits of
his character. His life-work was
builded upon the great principle of
service to humanity. With him
"Xind words were more than coronets.
And gentle deeds than Norman blood."
The vestal of his life burned with un
deviating ray and shed a radiant light
upon his pathway.
The name of woman, often "more
sinned against than sinning," was
never, under any circumstance,allowed
to be mentioned unkindly or rudely in
He was ever tenderly solicitous of
the welfare of all in his employ and his
favors were ample and timely. "He
gave, as the morning that flows out of
heaven," a fortune every year in priv
ate and in public charities.
What the great preacher, Bishop
Phillips Brooks, was among the clergy,
George W. Childs was to the laity of
the church-a consecrated character.
He was a member of St. James' Epis
copal church, Philadelphia.
He educated and aesisted several
hundred young ladies--a living monu
ment to his mercy and magnanimity!
Such men are eitizens of the world;
they rise above party and sectary; and
we of the Southland would place a pure
white flower upon his grave.
As in life, so in death, he has "drawn
the drapery of his couch about him to
lie down in, pleasant dreams." The
mystery of his removal in the midst of
so much usefulness we may not know,
yet we do know that he has gone with
his great heart and soul to blest employ
in a realm of resplendent love-light and
intellectual humility forever.
His mortal remains are entombed in
the Drexel mausoleum.
The Herald;and News would like to
know how the Abbeville Medium and
Laurens Herald know so well that the
witnesses who testified in the case of
Elliott for slapping Mrs. Nolte were all
lying and peijuring themselves. They
evidently want the trial justice to be
"truckling and weak koeed." If they
have the evidence that all, these wit
nesses swore falsely, as one would
judge they have from their utterances,
why not indict them for perjury? And
then produce the proof. We believe in
enforeing the dispensary law, lut we
do not believe in assaulting women,
even of foreign birth, in order to do it.
And then there is no evidence that Mr.
Nolte was violating the law. No con
traband goodawere found. This assault
of Elliott and his trial Is a thing apart
from the dispensary law unless it be a
part of the duty of the constables to
assault the women of the house when
they go in search of contraband liquor.
We do not believe that the people ap.
prove such methods.
What sort of convention is that we
are to understand that Editor Bowden
is going to call? Are we to understand
that it is to be a Third party conven
tion or what? As we understand it,
Editor Bowden stands squarely upon
the Populist platform, and that b"eing
the case, we do not see wh'at he has to
do with suggesting candidates for the
Democratic party, or taking any con
cern in the matter at all
We stated two weeks ago that we
had our doubts about the success of any
candidate whose cause was expoused
by the State newspaper. Now its can
didate for Governor, Dr. Pope, has
come out in favor of protection to man
ufacturers and against the Wilson tariff
bill and right on the heels of that oppo
itlon Congress passes the Wilson bill
by a majority of 64 votes. The Demo
cratic party has been in favor of tariff
reform for the past century and now
when victory is in sight, It will not dc
for~a candidate for Governor In this
State to go against it-especially if he
wants to be elected. We will have tc
remain on the fence awhile longer. As
we stated before we want the man we
tie to this year to "git thar."
We beg to remind our prohibition
neighbor at Prosperity that another
prohibition town-and prohibition in
its act of incorporation-has been
granted the privilege of selling liquor.
Is that a step towards prohibition'
Now, according to the reasoning of our
prohibition dispensary friends, If Dis
pensaries are established at Prosperity,
Pomaria, Chappells and Whitmirei
and two or three other places in the
county, Newberry will have madea
long stride towards Prohibition. In fact,
we might say, she had the thing al
The long debate ini Congress on the
Wilson tariff bill was brought to aclose
last week and a vote taken in the House.
It was paused by a majority of 64 votes.
It now remains to be seen what the
Senate will do towards reforming the
tariff' and reducing tariff taxation.
It now has the opportunity to carry
out that plank of the Democratic plat
All the South Carolina membert
voted for the bill.
The raids continue in Charleston.
But we suspect that about as fast as
one place is raided another opens. Be.
fore the dispensary can be enfore
there will have to be a healthy publi<
sentiment in favor of the law. Thi
plan and methods at present used art
working up and cementing a senti
ment agains: the law.
Col. D. P. Ihmean and Editor Bow
den have gone to Kansas to attend
meeting of the National Alliance.
Gen. C. J. Stolbrand, a prominen!
~politician in this State during radica
days, died in Charleston last Saturday
And Little Mountain is to have a
dispensary. If we are not mistaken, c
the sale of wh iskey in the towna was -
prohibited irl the Act of incorporation, c
but under this new prohibition law the v
State can put the stuff on sale there.
Then to tell us this is a scheme in the p
interest of temperance and good morals i
an' a step towards prohibition. It is a s
scteme for revenue. We would like a
for some prohibition advocate to tell t
us bow the establishment of a liquor <
shop in towns heretofore without a
whiskey is a step towards prohibition. a
We cannot see it that way, and would t
be glad to be enlightened.
Dr. J. William Stokes will again be I
a candidate in the First District for f
a seat in Congress. A caucus of Re- 1
formers was held at Summerville last t
week, and his name was suggested as t
the candidate of the Reformers. Char- i
leston was not represented in the t
caucus. The Doctor will have a very
rough road to be elected Judge Braw- I
ley's successor. He had better waited I
until Charleston really got in the Black i
Secretary Carlisle has found sale for t
his bonds. We do not pretend to t
know much about it, but it seems to n
us there might have been found a way a
out of the difficulty without issuidg 1
bonds. That $100,000,000 gold reserve t
in the treasury is more of a myth than N
a reality any way. Besides, we see no v
use having it lying there idle.
The New York banks have more n
money locked up idle in their vaults s
than they have had in their history. i
What has.become of that man Confi- (
dence who was going to return on the P
repeal of the Sherman law and put t
this money in circulation? It is get- f
ting time for him to show himself.
The Register a few days ago had a
very able and powerful a nd convinc- I
ing editorial on the subject, ' e ma- a
jority must decide." It tells us that 1
the Reform movement was a revolt I
against bossism and dictatorship, and j
any Reformer who attempts that role s
-but no Reformer will attempt it- t
will be taught a lesson.. That is a
clincher. "The question whether the
Reformers shall or shall not hold a fae
tional convention and whether the
convention should be held early or late, f
are matters for a majority of the Re
formers to decide, and they will be de
cided by a majority of the Reformers."
Thsn again, says the Register: "If
a majority thinks a convention of Re
formers should be held, It will be held,
and if a majority thinks the conven
tion should not be held, it will not be
held." The Register says "it is speak
ing plain and powerful truths, whose
force must at once be recognized."
We no not doubt it. These are "plain
and powerful truths" arid we "at once"
recognize their "force." But where is
the Register? Does it favor an early1
conivenitioni, or a late convention, or no
convention at all? Or is it with the
majority ? But then the question
arities where is the majority? That is4
the trouble about being an organ.
The time will come when one does not
know just where he is at, for be can'b
always tell where the majority is. But
what is the objection to a free for all
It seems to be a very difficult matter
for the Conservatives to please the Re
formers. They seem to be afraid to
let there be a general primary and per
mit all aspirants to enter the race for
Governor for fear the Conservatives
will hold the balance of power, and
might therefore vote for the best men.
We see no other way to .put it. The
Reformers are very anxious for the
Conservatives to put out a ticket so
that they can have some excuse to
thin out the Reform candidates to a
stand. When we speak of Reformers it
is understood to mean the leaders, of
If the white people are again to be
united we must get rid of this factional
bitteinems and the best way to do it is
to have a free for all primary without
conventions and cacue and let the
people really say who are to be the
standard 'bearers of the Democracy.
But for a few leaders to get together In
caucus and put forth ready made tick
ets and claim that the people are de
manding it will never unite the people,
though some of the people may be
fooled into believing they are ruling
when such methods are in vogue.'
It is to be hop&d that the Supreme
court will file its opinion in the dis
pensary case aIt an early date, If the
law is unconstitutional, as we believe
it is, the sooner we know it, in the
shape of a deliverance from the Su
preme Court, the better
In no case yet has there been a con
viction under the dispensary law, ex
cept where one of the constables was
convicted of slapping a white woman,
and he was promptly pardoned by the
The Supreme Court at its adjourn
ment had something over one bundred
cases in which opinions will have to be
written before the Spring term in
April. Some of them are very impor
tant cases. This makes pretty heavy
work for the judges.
Mr. David Jones writes a very inter
esting letter this week. To understand
and appreciate it fully, however, you
should have a copy of the Annals
ot Newberry and read the story of
Emily Geiger as there told and which
gives occasion for his writing the letter.
We have a few copies of the book and
every Newberrian should have a copy.
Is it a part of the duty of the State
constables to shoot men who are run
ning from them? Would you consider.
a man resisting arrest who was doing
his best to get out of the way? These
are questions that are prompted by the
shooting and killing at Wellford in
-Spartanburg last week. Ali the wit
nesses testified that Moore was run
ning when he was shot. And Ballew
who was killed had only come out to
the help of his friend. Or rather we
1might say had come out in answer to
Two shooting scrapes during the past
veek from the Dispensary law and its
nforcement. One man dead and three I
thers wounded. We are getting along
Mr. W. B. Meetze, of Columbia, is
robably fatally wounded. The way
looks to us be is responsible for the
booting in Columbia. He has been
owing the wind and now has reaped
he whirlwind. He is the man who
Iefied the law and the Governor and
.11 the constables during the fair. This
ort of conduct can never end in good
o the man who tries it. Mr. Meetze
aS only himself to blame.
From what we have seen of the W ell
ord killing it does not show up well
or the constables. In the first place
re do not see why they should want
o go to a man's house at one o'clock in
be night and on Sunday at that. It
a farmer this time who is killed. The
estimony as published is conflicting.
o whiskey was found but one man is
illed and another has his leg shot to
deces. The constables are but follow
ag the instructions of their boss in
,olumbia to shoot. How they could
ell whether a man had a pistol or had
brown up his hand in the darkness of
be night is not explained. Here
otice, too, that they got Moore to go
ith them down to the depot to-it
:oks like-kill him. Why did they go
here at that time of night anyway?
Ve will not condemn the act. That
rill do no good. We will ask, though,
the people approve this sort of thing.
uppose it had been your house. You
oay not have contraband whiskey, but
uppose the constables suspect you have
Things are in a bad way in Suutb
arolina. .It is not for the sake of
rohibition or good morals either, but
o raise revenue to help pay the ex
enses of reform.
Prof. Newman who has resigned his
rofessorship at Clemson, does some
plain talking about the managment of
ffairs up there. It is published else
vhere. We have suspected from the
sception that politics would be in
ected into the management of the in
titution. That was demonstrated at
he last sesion of the Legislature in the
lection of trustees. Mr. Alan John
tone and Col. Jas. L. Orr, two mem
>ers of the board and original friends
of the college and men who had done
aithful service in the building of the
ollege, were left off the board on ac
:ount of politics.
As to the quarrel between Prof. New
man and the board and President
)raighead we know nothing,as nothing
2as been given the public except what
Prof. Newman says. but it is safe to
may if the matter were sifted to its last
mnalysis politics would be found to be
it the bottom of the whole trouble.
Prof. Newman is a very able man and
very proficient in his department and
f it is to be an agricultnral college it is
mportant to have an efficient man in
On the other hand there must be
harmony between the President and
he other members of the faculty or the
~ollege cannot prosper. The trouble
s to be regretted.
The college should be as far divorced,
rom politics as it is possible to be if it
s to be a success.
st. Luke's New Minister.
Sunday last was QuinquagesimnaSun
lay and to-day (the 7th) is Ash Wed
oesday, the first day of Lent, which
2as been observed for many centuries.
So called because in Eastern countries
ishes symbolized mourning and hu
miliation. The Episcopal Church has
>miitted the ashes, though it retains the
oame and, also it is to be hoped, the
nourning for our sins and thbe accom
Rev. Henry T. Gregory, of Columbia,
who has taken charge of this parish,
beld services at St. Luke's last Sund my
morning and afternoon, and will offi
siate again this morning at 11 o'clock
mnd at 4:.30 in the afternoon. All are
Mr. Gregory's sermon Sunday morn
ing, taken from our Lord's questioning
reply to the importunate cry of the
blind man (St. Luke, 18: 41), "What
wilt thou that I sball do unto thee?"
was verv thoughtful and suggestive.
The Master, in his missien of mercy,
bad done many wonderful things. He
bad opened the eyes of the blind to the
beauties of nature; unstopped the ears
>f the deaf to its harmonies, and-un
iealed the lips of the dumb that they
might give expression to emotions of
joy and gratitude. The sick were like
wise healed, and, blessed privilege, the
poor had the Gospel preached unto
them. New and happy experiences in
a suff'ering world of sin!
As the compassionate Saviour passes
by He is appealed to by the man of
sightless eyes. The disciples rebuke
him, but Jesus, so gentle and so full of
elemency, indirectly reproves his disci
ples and teaches them a lesson of for
giveness, patience and love. He knew
all about the sufferer's infirmity and
pressing need of help, and could have
healed him without a word, but our
Lord tests his faith. He is asked
"What wilt thou that I shall do unto
thee!"' "And be said Lord, that I may
receive my sight." His faith healed
This questio.n, said the minister. is
personal in its nature and applies to
the individual; it ha. an ulterior bear
ine upon Christ's Church for all time.
What wilt thou that I shall do unto
thee? Whbat special blessing is needed?
To answer, in every particular, while
doubtless true, will not do. What over
mastering need have we for help?
What special weakness requires to be
strengthened? What hindering influ
ence to be overcome?
The speaker urged, at this peniten
tial season, a spirit of contrition, peni
tence,confession and deep heart-search
ing that we be sure the foundation of
our Christian life rests upon the perfect
plan. That we may receive our sight,
for spiritual things must be spiritually
A Joint Debate
Was held at Johnstonze Academy on
Saturday night, February 3d. by the
Irby and Johnstone Literary Societies.
The subject was, "Which has the Most
Tnfluence Over the Human Mind, the
Tears of Woman or the Eloquence of
Man*" There were three speakers on
either side. After the recital of these
well prepared speeches the judges ren
dered the decision in favor of the nega
tive. The points of argument made on
the affirmative side were eight, and
those on the negative were twenty
four. .The young men did well, and
their efforts show the progrese the so
cieties are making.
E PPS' S
BCl!?i!G WATE'r CE?r m L!(
THE BLOODY WORK GOES ON.
A Sample Dispensary Raid in Spartanbarg
County-Constables Shoot Down Two
Men-One Killed Instantly.
[Special to News and Courier.]
WELLFORD, S. C., February 4.-The
killing of Crawford .Ballew and the
wounding of Perry Moore by State con
stables near here last night was one of
the coldest-blooded outrages ever perpe
trated in the name of the law. Ballew
and Moore were recent comers in this
neighborhood from Greenville County.
They were farmers living on the farm
of Capt. J. M. Benson, about two miles
from Wellford. Last night, according
to the evidence elicited at the coroner's
inquest, one of Tillman's spotters came
to Ballew's house about 11 o'clock pre
tending to be drunk and asked him to
show him the way to the railroad.
Moore got his lantern and piloted the
man to the railroad.
SHOT HIM WHILE HE RAN.
When they reached the railroad
Chief Constable Fant and Deputy
Sheriff Dean with a posse of six con
stables halted Moore, who, not under
standing what was up, broke and run.
The constables say be ran, but fired as
he ran. He says he did not shoot until
fired at, and is borne out in this state
ment by two disinterested witnesses,
and by some women who are related
to the dead man. All agree that l'e was
running when he was fired upon by the
His lea was shattered just below the
knee. He fell crying for help.
THE MURDER OF BALLEW.
The wounded man's cries brought his
brother-in-law, Ballew, out of his
house, about fifty yards away. Moore
says Ballew carried him into the cot
ton field towards his (Moore's) house.
The women at Ballew's house were
very much alarmed, and in order to
quiet them Ballew left Moore on the
ground and ran towards his house. He
was intercepted by Chief Fant, Deputy
Boyce Dean and several others. Ac
cording to the testimony of the two dis
interested wittnesses the only word
spoken at this meeting was the heart
broken cry of an excited woman, "That
is my man, please don't shoot him."
She was answered by the crack of a
Winchesterand Ballew pitched forward
into the arms of death. The stillness,
which always follows death, the agon
ized shriek of the woman, a stillness
again and the brutal voice of a wan
demanding of the woman if there was
" any more d- men about here," and
the tragedy was over.
WHAT THE SPIES SAY.
The testimony of the constables dif
fers from that of Babb and Gregory,
the disinterested men quoted before,
who say that Ballew offered no resis
tance. The constables say that after
Moore fled and they fired on him they
advanced toward Ballew's house. That
they met Bailew and saw him advanc
ing on them with drawn pistol. That
they covered him with shotguns and
refles and ordered him to throw down
his pistols. He halted and lowered one
and partially lowered the other, but
immediately presented his pistol again,
and advanced until he was within ten
feet of the posse, Boyce, Dean and Fant
telling him at every step to halt or they
wouid kill him. When he got within
ten feet Vassie fired a Winchester at
PACKING THE cORONER'S JURY.
The crowning infamy of the whole
proceeding however, was the attempt
to pack ,the coroner's jury to-day. The
jury consisted mainly of Tillman men.
Aa it was originally drawn the father
and cousin of Boyce Dean were on the
Mr. Andrew Moore, who has been
employed as counsel by the dead man's
family,. called the attention of the
coroner to the fact that the jury was
being packed, and demanded that
Capt. A. H. Dean and a drunk--n man
by the name of Dobson come off'. After
consultation the sheriff, who is Capt.
A. H. Dearn's brother, concluded to
withdraw Capt. Dean and the drunken
man, leaving Mr. Hoyt, who is a cousin
and engaged to marry Boyce Dean's
sister in a short while, on the jury
which must pass on a killing of which
Dean is accused. The jury was finally
empanelled, and with a few exceptions
consists of Tiliman men. It did not
render a verdict to-day, but adjourned
until to-morrow to get the testimony of
Vassie, the slayer, who had not turned
up. Moore lay on the ground all night
wounded. .Pespite the fact that Fant
claims to have seen a pistol in Ballew's
hands at fifty or sixty feet, the night
was dark and raining.
NO EXCUsE FOR THE MURDEE.
No warran ts were shown or attempted
to be shown. The victims were not
even told of a warrant. A warrant was
out for the father of the wounded mtan,
who surrendered and gave bond. There
is no doubt that the dead and wounded
men would voluntarily have sur
rendered had they known of the war
rants. Public opinion among both
political factions- condemns the act.
ROW THE STORY WAS TOLD IN SPAR
SPARTANBURG, February 4.-A war
rant was placed in the hands of Sheriff
Dean for Ballew, William Centre,
Perry Moore and two sons at Wellford
for violation of the dispensary law.
A bout 7 o'clock last night Boyce Dean,
the sheriff's deputy, and -Constables
Fant, Vassie, Jackson, West and Pear
son went out to make the arrest. Thaey
reached B-.llew's about midnight, but
before they got to the house the whis
key was out in. a swamp. They say
Perry Moore and Dean ordered him to
halt and surrender. He fired on them.
The fire was returned by the posse, and
Moore was shot through the leg, just
below the knee. A bout twenty shots
were exchanged. Th e constables-then
went, towarda BaIlew's house and met
Afr. George Smi.t1
What Mr. Smith Thinks E.
Said About Hood's Sarsaparilla
" Had Shakespeare lived here and suffered as
I have, I think he would have said, Throw
away all medicine except Hood's Sarmapa
rilla. As an Englishman, coming to this
cie, I have felt the heat very much. In
the sprn Ifelt as If I had all the care and
anit fAmerica on my mind. I got one
bottle of Hood's Sarsapanila and after I had
taken It I felt as if I could ndertake
The President's Duties.
Lat month I had a return of prickly hest, It
seemed impossible to stand up or lie dowzi
without almost tearing myself to pieces,
then got one more bottle and It has not on!
cured thle heat but I believe It put my bod
la good condition. I advise all to take
Hood's Sarsaparilla in the spring and falL
GEORGE SxrrH, UYalde, Texas.
Hood's Pills cure Nausea, sick Hedaen
I~nd.ge.tn, Iumaness. Sold by all druggistL
him out in a field. Dean ordered himt
to bold up his pistols and surrender.
He did not obey and Constable Vassie
shot him in the breast, killing him in
stantly. The firing then ceased. No
whiskey was -captured. The coroner
held an inquest to-day, but no verdict
had been reached wben last beard
frorn. This took place -about a mile
and a half east of Wellford. Ballew
recently moved from the mnountains.
The Moores also came from the moun
THE CONSTABLES SUSTAINED.
[Special to The State.1
SPARTANBURG, Feb. 5.-The coro
ner's jury, after two days deliberation,
reached the following verdict in the dis
pensary killing at Wellford: "We, the
coroner's jury, agree that the deceased,
Crawford Ballew, came to his death on
February 3, 1894, by a gunshot wound
in the hands of F. G. Vassie, while
resisting officers of the law." Vassie's
arrest has been ordered this afternoon,
but it is likely that he will give bail
NO PALMETTO TRA E-MARK.
The Circuit Court of Appeals Sustains rhe
Commissioner of Patents.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.-The Circuit
Court of Appeals to-day handed down
an opinion reversing the decision of
Justice Bradley in the District Supreme
Court in the case of Governor Tillman
against the Commissioner of Patents to
compel the latter to register the pal
metto whiskey trade-mark. In the
Circuit Court of Appeals the right of
the commissioner to refuse registration
CONTRACT TO LET.
T HE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
for Newberry County will let con
tract to repair Ray Bridge on Duncan's
Creek, near Gains Ray Place, on Feb
ruary 16th, 1894. at 10 o'clock.
J. C. DO MJNI( K, Chairman.
Taos. S. SEA SE, Clerk.
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CON
eern: We, the undersigned, desire
to state over our own signatures that
we know nothing of our own knowl
edge against the character of Mr. G.
Brady Dominick. This 3d day of Feb
ry, 1894. P. B. WARNER.
G. C. COUNTS.
I N THE PROBATE COURT AT
Newberry Court House. on the
seventeenth day of March, 1894, at ten
o'clock, a. m., I will make a settlement
of the personal estate of William F.
Lake, dec'd, and immediately there
after apply for a final discharge as sd
muinistrator. The creditors of said
estate are notified to render their de
mands duly attested, on or before that
date. W. P. COUNTS,
Feb. 1, 1894. Administrator.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
By J. B. Fellers, Esq., Probate Judge.
W HEREAS, John M. Kinard. Clerk
of Court, bath made suit to me
to grant him Letters of Ad ministration
of the Estate and effects of Louisa A.
Thes- are therefore to cite and, ad
monish all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said Louisa A.
Folk, deceased, that they be and
appear before me, in the Court
of Probate, to be held - at New
berry Court House, on the 21st day
of March, 1894, after publication
hereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon,
to show cause, if any they have, why
the said Ad ministration should not be
Given under my Hand thia 6th day
of February, Anno Domini, 1894.
J. B. FEL LE RS, J. P. N. C.
We will this week take stock, after
which we will offe-r all
atOdd Styles and Remnants
THAT FIL SlOY TRE
This is no Pen and Ink sale or 25 per
cent. JOB, no annual February
Flm Flam, but a
REAL, GENUINE SACRIFICE
sale. We make no PRETENSE of selling
everything in the Store
but such lots as we offer
If you are
you want to
If you need
you will make it a
to call on us.
The New Store
WHREl8~TO BE FOND
AW1ILC0ME TO illI
Wcasbher Summar7 for Taua7"
1ean temperature, 46.8
Mean maximum teml,Praturp, a537;
meani inimum.temperature, -.
-Maximum teroperbture, 69.
MinintiniIX temperature, 22.
Total precipitation, 3.88 inches.
Number of clear days, 6; prl
cloudy. 3: cloudy, 22; on which .01 or
more precipitation fell, 12.
January, 189S, 3.82 inches.
January, ine9, 6.9 incbes.
*January, 1SW , 1 .37 inches.
January, 1891, .520 in hs.
January, 3892?, 10.55 inches.
January, 893, 2.26 inebea.
January, 1894. 3 e8 inches.
Aerage for eve years, 4.72 inches.
Tm stock of. Oth
ing, Overcoats, Woolen
Underwear, etc., etc.,
I have this day marked
the entire line dewn
2-5 .Per cent.
WO Is Your Time
IWOto get an out
fit at, your own price.
A nice line of Over
coats, worth from $14
to $20, to be closed
out at $12.5O.
D ON'T Let This
tunity slip. This sale
means SPOT GASH.
. R syectfally,
THE AI]ER OF LOW PRICES
NOW . .
RE ARE OFEI
A NICE GLEAN STOCK
. . OF .
A CALL FROM YOU.
AND WE SOLICIT
A SHARE OF YOUR
. . TRADE.. .b
C. &. G. S. Mower Co.
Y+ours anxious to please,
ow e thave given yo wang af
say we didn't te 1 you not to.
should spend so mch on clothres
iofering thret bet potde,nthe laes
teentire stock at
thos charming trifles that do so bc
for woman's t.oilet, such as
WOMEN ARE ALWAYS
they cn dress better,inbe hin ad
by trading with
FAIR AND SQUARE DEALER.
All persons indebted
to us will please call and
settle their accounts.
SM1TH & WEARN.'
FOR SALE OR 'RENT.
A 33 AC " n"B IHneOOto
Town of Newl:rrv. Appl to
GEO. S. MOWER,
Newberry, S. C.
Our Bter Pl
to at toa
Ourduer give him.