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NEWBERRY, S. C., FRIDAY, OCTCBER 1,1897. TWICE A WEEK, 1.5O R
Ann Illfit in m US It %
us OLD tATr]Ugi Ut - ToWALKC TH
ke WeKI D.-ikirtow P1a2loso.
er Is N41 Pleteed with the Appoint.
uent of Negro Postiaesters.
When Ahasuerus got so dreadful
mad with Haman he dident do an -
thiUg rash all of , iudden, but
walked out in the garden to cool off
-to let his choler down. That's
the way I am doing now every day,
and am thankful that I've got a gar
den to walk in. When my good old
father used to feel the rhouthatic
pains coming he dident. sit down and
grunt and look miserable, but seized
his hat and his cane in a hurry and
started out to peruse the farm. fiv
an hour or so he would return all
a sweat of perspiration and he
rhoumatism was postpono 0 a
time. Walk about some and com
imune with nature when-jou fool
bad. Almont.evei day I take on a
ff'd,' fresh indignation at Mc
Kinley, and if I dident walk in the
garden and peruse the roses and
posies or fed the pot rabbits and the
pea-fowls or pick a lot of tomatoes
for dinner my choler wouldent come
down and I would lose my appetite
and my serenity. Dogon -him, con
found him, dad blast him! The good
book says "Cursed be the deceiver,"
and if he hasn't deceived us no man
ever did. I never voted for him and
I am thankful for it, but I did have
respect for him and believed his sin
cerity and his national patriotism,
but he has falsified our faith and
broken our hopes, .9id my personal
contempt for him is amazing. I
dident know that my kind, gentlo
disposition could generate so much
contempt for any man. We dident
know that he was a south hater per
so and had smothered it in his bosom
all these years only to be uncovered
when he got us in his power. Some
say he is a fool, some say a knave
aild some that he has been hypno
tized by Hanna; but my conviction
i- that it is a deliberate party policy
to open the breach between the north I
and the south, to set t he healing
wound to bleeding again. They
have despaired of capturing any
southern stato and now seek to raise
holl between us an'd the negroes.
Oh, my country! was there ever sucl,
heartless, reckless tyraniy of official
power, such insulting humiliation?
Lot in stop a few minutes and walk
ia the gar-on. I see the beautiful
-lo.wers ftom the window, the cannas,
witifhiir turbaned tops, waving in
the evening breeze; the zenias and
dahlias and geraniums in all their
variegated colors. I see the flocks
of little birds picking the sunflower1
seed. I am looking upon tho inno
cence of nature, and I grieve that
man is the only creature that disap
points and deceives us. Let me goI
out among the flowers and .ruminate
and caln my frettod thoughts and
comfort my olfactories with a sprig
of lemon verbena and heliotrope.
* * * WVell, now I think I fool bet
ter. Let McKinley procood with his
procession. The governor and theI
prs will attend to him. I likedE
those headlinos of thes governor.
"McKinley's Skirts Stained With
Loftin's Blood." That is a fact, and
his party's skirts have been stained
with a good deal of negro blood( since
the war-not a -lynching has taken
p'lacol(hat was not the result of their
teachings. Just look at the animus
4hat'sooks to provoke a wanr of races
in the south. "'The New York
Press," in spitting its venom at the
South, says the national governmnt
should at once arm every colored
office holder and prepare him for
the fight and back him up irn it.
Which means, of course, arms for his
friends and soldiers stationed near
at hand and an intornecine strife andl
at last another war between the nort h
and( south. WVhat is all this for?
WVhat necessity? Who is Loftin or
Lyons or D)ot that they should put
the south in such peril? The post
omlces of all others belong to the
pleople of the town ad cities. They
are nearly as close akin to the color
line as the schools and churches.
McKinley known this and knows tho,
Kemp V I
a ' of our peopl on this subject,
he knows that it will not )o
eaceably permitted. it will widen
the breach not only between the rorth
aid the south, but betwoon t1.o
whites and the blacks. But all this
has boon said over and over agam by
the press and our senatcrs aid rey -
resentatives all over the soUtl], it d
it has been felt by millions wl o
hink much and say little. I won
Aor if Hanna, McKinley & Co. think
,hey can by force reform and rogu
late the sentiment of a great and
nighty peole--a people who want
peace, but are not afriad of war
vlen they are trampled on or in
multed., But I must walk out again
)r c,hange the subject. I bolievo I
,il go and see some of the little
yrandchildren and play horse for
,hem. I like that. I had rather
lurse and pet the little chaps than
o hate McKinley. It pays better.
3ut the greatest trouble I have now
s in trying to keep my respect, for
iomo of my friends who still stand
ip to him. 1 I don'U seo how any
iouthern man except an offico seekor
tan stay in his party. The average
>".ce seeker is a politician, and
shakespeare says "a politician would
But here I have got back to the
amo contemptible subject. Plague
ake the niggers, I wish that Bishop
['urnor would hurry up his transpor
ation. This everlasting fuss has
)oon going on thirty-four years since
reedom came and half a century bo
ore and the end is not in sight, and
kow half the legislature is in session
s a committee to dotormino what to
lu with the three or four thousand
olorod convicts and more to come.
t will cost the Stato a million of
iollars before the new plan is car
iod oat, and the national govern
nent ought to pay it or ship thoml
way. The north first brought them
iver here from Africa and in course
f timesold them to us and then set
hem free and refnsed to pay the
noney back, dogon 'em! confound
em! But we are getting along fair
y well not withstanding our ron
)lep. Ve were hoping for a poaco
ul and prosperous adiinistration,
mt my faith weakened when I read
hat McKinloy was boo-hooing over
Fohn Brown's grave and said the
,ery place was an inspiration. Ye",
ympathizing with that old crazy
anatio who seized the arsonal of the
Jnitod States at Harper's Ferry to
,et arms to murder Virginians, and
e is looked upon as a saint and his
~rave an inspiration. I wonder if
ie dident take the shioes from off his
oct. But I must hsve some fr'er h
~ir before I quit. I can't do justive
o the subject, and must wait until I
siruso the distionary and find some
uiore fitting langauge wherewit.h to
ent my indignation. As it is, I ami
unt voicing the sentiments of our
eoplo-our whole peopio. Any no
~ro who sookai and accepts a post
flice pla5ce in the south is a fool.
mardy fool, for there are some lawv
ess, desperato mon in every comn
niunity north asd south. If Lincoln
mad a Booth and Garfield a Guitean,
mow can a defiant negro p)oliticianl
xpect to escape when the entire
ommunity is against him?P What
vould become of him in Versailles?
Yhat good will his arms do him
von though furnished by the gov
rnmecnt! Now look at the folly of
hose negro politicians. There is
)ent, the superintendent of the no
~ro schools in Rome. lie has a
:ood place and a good salary, but
vants the Rome postoflico. Weoll, of
ourse, ho will be turned out of the
chool and ho will be misoralo in
he postollice if lie gets it, and every
vhito man, wvoman and child in
lomo will hate McKinley for it. It
oms to me that I would rather have
lho lovo and respect o~f the people
han their hatred and contempt.
BIL.L A RP.
If you r cildreun are subjet to cr,oupi
vatch for~ the first symtonm of the dli
inse--hoarsencss. If Chuamberlalin's
jough Remlcedy Is given as 800on as the
idbecomes hoars0 it, will preovent
he attack. lEven atter the croupy
ouugh has appearedl the attack ean l
vaIys he p)revenfted by giving this rerui
idy. It is also invaluable for colds and
shooping cough. Fer sale by W. E.
In this day of extravagant advertising we
wish to come before the good people of New
berry County and the counties adjoining,
among whom we have so many good and%
faithful friends and customers, with some
simple and true statements as to what we are
doing and what we are selling.
In Dress Goods
We have everything desirable. Serges, in black and
colors--all wool imported goods from 25c to 50c. Hen
riettas all wool, imported and cannot be excelled any
where, at 5Oc, 60c, 75c, $1, $1.25. - - Our silk warps
Henriettas are all that they should be.
FIn ancies, ovelties
And all the new things in Dress Goobds we have them.
The prices range from 129c to $1.25.
Is one of our specialties and we have an excellent line.
Our lOc and 12Ic grades are COOD. Our 25c line isof
Union Suits for ladies and children--cotton, wool, wool
and silk, we have fine lines.
Blankets! Blankets! Blankets!
We have just opened a number of cases of these and
are going to sell them very low. Prices begi.n at 50c
per pair and end with large all wool 11-4 at 4.50,
12-4 at $5. Call for these.
JACKET.S AND CAPES
We carry in great variety and in specially good values
for the money asked for them.
WeJ )ca>ase you. WecryAtroogi,are,rus,P def
li neof al a of of good..LI Variety adpricesfrm2ct$.0pe
ii] yard1 with the D)oilies to mth
IOR ILLNERy 9DPRTMHNT
linve the neetdesigns and are up to date.
A re thinigs to leaseI the hiousekeep1er. Ca':rpets5, Ma tt.i ngi, Floor Cov
erng gnealy.Crock'iryware 'f the hest makes onily. WVe (do not
IK ~ ~ ~~crry a ny stu ff w hich will craze or crack. P)ric(es are v'ery lit tle
if ay hiherthan the chleap goods.
OUR SHOE STOCK
1s very large. We mrake no eflort to ad(lvertise thle lowest price..
r11 We (to givye the very best to be obta in1ed any where for* thle pre
paid. W\e do not carry shodIdy Shioes at, alhi, we gutaraniitee sat isfactioni.
We Name a Few Lines:~
Little GI iant School Shioes $1 to $1.50, 11. TF. Wood & Co.'s celebrated line of
chidren's and misses' Shoes 75c to )$2. 50t, Allen & Coi(.'s line fine Shioes a1I to $2.
Our owvn line Ladies' fine Shioes, \Velts, TI'urns, .liuttonied, Laced at all priic. .
ini (oat and1( Donigola stcek. Wo have the heavier goodls whtichi we kno fron
II ~e xperience to be erj inal to anty madtte.
jj WE PAiY CASH, buy at the lowest p)rices and alwavtys give our cuistomrers the4 benefit oif it.
We will not he lundelrsold(.
COME AND SEE US....
LI]. &f0 G. S. M1E O
HOME RULE AGAIN
micTROPOLITAN POLICK REMOVED
Coustablel, Go Also-The Prtcianlion In
Oued-Carleson Put on a Plane Wih
the Other Towns.
[The St ate, 25th.]
At one swoop of the executive
sword yesterday homte rule was re.
stored to tho cities and towns of tho
State, tho alien police being removed
eroin the city of Charleston and the
head of evey constablo in the State
falling in the basket. The procla
muiations issued yesterday announce
that they will take offect on Thurs
day. No doubt thoro will bo gen
oral rejoicing in Charleston, and
there will be better feelings 6.tween
the peoplo of the Stato in conso.
quenco of the action just taken.
For some time, in fact sinceo the
announcement of tho governor that
he intendod on Oct. 1, to remove the
members of the constabulary, it has
hoon generally thought that the re
muoval of the imetropolitin police
systen would follow very soon from
the natural order of things. But no
one expected that, it would com1o at
the same time. Consequently thero
was mo surliriso occasioned yes
torday when it biecaine known that
the proclamation removing the not
ropolitan polico had been propared
and signed. When thoro were ri
mors of a deal betwoon the peopl of
Charleston and the administration a
short timo ago in regard to this
mu atter, Governor Ellerbo flatly
doniod that he had commlinunicated
with any one or had even authorized
any one to speak for hini. Judging
from what he said yosterday it sooms
that he dotormined to bo just to
Charloston and put her on a footing
with all th other towns of the
Stato just so soon as ho dotormined
to remove the constabulary and on
tail the enforcement of the dispen.
sary law upon the iunicipal auth
orities. Hie only gate a briof state
niont yestorday and said that it con
tained all that he oared to say. lio
said: "I have determinod to do away
with all the liquor constables and
throw the onforcenent of the dis
ponsiary law ontirely upon the in
nicipatl and county authorities. It
would have boon unjust to discrini
nato against. Charleston in such a
matter and the metropolitan force
has boon removed so that sho can
be on a footing with all other cities.
All municipalities will lbe expected
after Oct. 1, to rigidly enforce the
The following is the proclamation
removing the metropolitan police
from the city of Charleodon, it being
signed by the governor and tihe
other two members of the State
board of met ropolitani police comm is
Columbia, September 27, 189J7.
\Vhereas, under the provisions of
an act of the general assembly en
titled "An act to provide 'or the aip
poinltmlent of a board of police com-i
missioners, and for the reorganiza
tion of the pollice and to provide sal
aries for the same, in citien and in
corp)orated tow ns, wh1en1 deemed noo.
essary or advisable for the better en
forcemont of law in cities and towns,"
applroved December 241, A. D). 1894.,
the State b)oard1 saw lit to place the
metropolitan police upon the city of
Whereas, in the judgment of the
State board it. is no longer necessary
to continue the metropolitan police
upon01 the city of Charleston.
Now, t horofore, we, the Stato
board1, by virtue of the aut hority
vested in US unde(r section 12 of thme
above montioned act, do declare that
the board of p)olico commiissioniers
and1( the marshal and commissioned
oflicors under them, for the city of
Charlestoni, are hereby ab)ol ished and
declared vacant on and afteor the 80th
day of September, A. 1). 1897.
W. Ht. ELLEIanW, Governor,
D. H. Tourxinss, Soc. of State,
.JAMEs Nowros, Comp. Gen.,
THlE :oN.STAnULAlY 's I1Miss'lA.
A rid ho i the governor's aoinitl
announcement of his action in regard
to the constabulary.
Columbia, September 27, 1897.
To all whom it may concern:
1, W, H, Ellerbo, governor of the
State of South Carolina, by author
ity vested in me under the statutes,
hereby declare that every commisrion
as State constables, as special State
constable, issued by virtue of an act
known as the dispensary act, ap
proved March 5, 1897, shall expire
on the 30th day of September, 1897,
when all such otlicos shall become
W. H. EALTIFE, Oovernor,
J. W. Cooper, Privato Soorotary,
A couplo of Stato detectives will
be employed by the governor to look
after the enforcement of the dispen
nary outside of the cities and towns.
But there will be no other officere
paid by tho State to do any of this
Thore is much speculation as to
how the now order of things will
work, but, many express the belief
that. now, liasmuch as the constabu.
lary, which has caused so much op.
position to be manifested has been
done away with, the dispensary law
will be enforced better than ever be
The Hight Kind of Prakyere.
[Dalton, (l., Argus. I
Here is a very significant story
that. is goi,.g the rounds:
"Onco upon a time sickness caine
to the family of the pootly paid pas
tor of IL country church. It was
wintor, and the pastor wH in filin.
cial straith. A number of hia flock
decidod to imot at his house aad
ofer prayors for the speedy recov
ory of the sick ones and for material
blessings upon1the piastor's family.
While one of the deacons was offer
ing a fervent prayer for blessings
upon the pastor'fi household, ther
was a loud knock at the door. When
the door wats oponed a stout farnor
boy was seon, wrapped up comfort
"Whatt do you watit, boy ?" asked
one of the olders.
"I've brought pa'a prayers," re
plied the boy.
"Brought pa's prayors? What do
"Yep, brought his prayers an'
they're out in the -vagon. Just help
iel anl' we'll got 'em in.'
Investigation disclosed the fact
thr.L "pI's prayer" consisted of pota
toes, flour, bacon, corn imeal, turnips,
a1pp)ls, warim clothing and a lot of
jollies for the sick ones. The pray.
or meeting adjourned in short order.
Now, I like those sort, of prayers.
If the brethron would "pray" more
of them, they would do more good
in the world. It is an awfully hard.
job to preach grae into a man who
is hungry and naikud. Feed him and
clothe him, and then pray with him
and p)roach to him.
That' thoe kind of gosp)el that will
bring salvat,ion to bot,h saint and
sinner. It is as reviving and benefi
cial to thme one who prays as wvell as
to thu objet of his prayers.
CHILL & FEVER
A P'roampt Ioy.
Smiall boy dashed1 breatlesas into
a mom csanit's oilIcee.
"Is then gny'nor in Y"
"Yes; what (do you want?"
"Must see himt myself; most par
"But yon can't ; lie's engaged."
"Must se hinm inmojit; most
Tlhe boy's importunity got him in.
"Well, boy; what do you want ?"
"1)yor want a orifice boy, sir?"
"You impudent young rascal! No!
We've got o000."
"No, you ain't sir; he's just bin
run over in Cheapside."