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Met me. a1
and get others I
after is to make
and can always
can lose money
that the lowest I
A bale of 5c cottc
No matter what prices
RIOT IN A HOTBED
LOWD 8WPIE AT PHOENIX, TEN
-01M EAWAi FROM GREEN WOOD.
Tite Negnen Ntar-t,o Troublk PY SootiIng
owls a White Man-Tite Story Told in
lh tail by tolse Wht WRa Prese,t -11el
ativen of the Iepublican Nitate
cinlr'anat, shot-A Very olI.
oun A fralr--Further Troo
ble Aity Hesult.
(Special to The State.)
Oreenwood, Nov. 8.-At Phoenix,
teo miles below- this place, today
tb W,r41 a most seriMus occurre4ce
Un connection.with the election. Giles
0. Etheredge was killed instantly,
Thomqs P. Tolbert, Jr., wa badly
wounded and several negroi s were
hurt. There is great feeling about
Phoenix and throughout the county,
and the probabilities are strouigly fa
vorable to one or more lynchings.
About 4 o'clock this morning Giles
0. Etheredge and R. C. Cliatham,
citizens of the Phoenix sectioi, went
to the store of J. W. Watson,
where the State and federal eloc
tions were being held, and at the in
tance of several citizens, repi onched
T. P. Tolbert for the unutiiA-d pro
needing he was evidently oirecting.
On the small piazza in frot. t of the
store Tolbert had an ordinary look.
ing ballot box, and in it he wvas di
reeting all the :Republicans who had
no registration certificates to drop a
certificate, marked "Blank No. 3,"
reading as follows:
DLANK Nd. 3.
STATE OF SOUTHI cARoLINA,
- -- - - County.
This ciertifies that the underiigned,
, being over the age of 21, mi:le resi
dent of the voting precinct - - -
of Ward - - and legally qualified
to register and vote therein, (did, on
_on this, the 8th day of November,
:1 ,present himself at the said
Svotin ~rcinct to vote for R1. R.
Tolbert, an upon his atte mpting to
-- rte wasf nied theo right to so
vote.an hi vo-o husoiYredto the
)ropnr ofiecors was V,jocted.
A And the undersignI furthrstates
bit prIor to such an att\nmpt to vote,1
dis as regnired by statui 2, he had
-plied for registration, but had been
Ifeied and derg-[h o reg
ter; and he fur~ a a''he
d beens permitted to register an'
-vote at said election, he would
ave votedi for R. R. Tolbert, the lRe
ublican candidate for con:Cross in
APER8oNiALLy appeared - - - -
Nov. 8th, 1898.
Ether edge demanded of Tolbert
his right to carry on such a sido elec
tion, being closely followed byv Cheat
hamn and aeveral vonng)C me, TO!.
ead of all records
:o come. As a res
this the ONE SAl
mean anything, t.
get on the insidE
on everything I sE
in this section, ar
.o all, largest stocl
Never before in the history
in9 selling haveo we offo~rod such Fi(,
low pricos. 10() Plush Capes, o
you $3.00 and $3.50, Mitnnaug
$1-74. Thee is but one plact
them cheaply, and that is at Mi
in will buy more honest E
are quoted to you at ban
bort struck Etherkdge in the face,
and at about the same time some one
lealt him a horrible blow with an
iron rod. Ahnost at the same in
'itanco a pistol was fired, and Ether.
edge fell dead with a bullet in the
centre of his forehead. Then thero
was excitement and fury amounting
almost to distraction, and rapid and
goomingly inditcriminato firing com
menced. By the time the men up
stairs at the boxes got down, Tolbert
and all the negroes prefent L-dattered
and got away. Those who did the
firing were mainly young men, and
their aim w's had. Tolbert 'was the
only man, it seemq, who was serious.
ly hurt. Several negroes were hit,
but the wounds were not sufflicient to
stop the flight of any one.
Twenty-two men had been refused
the privilege of voting when the kill
ing took place, two being white Dem
ocrats. Eighteen negroes had do
posited in Tolbert's box, the certifi
cato being copiel.
The news was quickly telephoned
to Greenwood and all other points in
reach. Armed men immediately
started for Phoenix. Over 100 fully I
armet. men, embracing nany of the
level he;.ded and beat citizens of the
city, we'1t dowvn. At 4 p. m. they
wvort ?d~ gathering at Gr'eonwood, I
Ninety-Six, Kirksey, Bradley and the i
entire country side, including the r
upper part of Edgefield County.. |
Among those gathbered at Phoenix '
there was little passion expressedl, t
but there was that tense expression c
that moans vengeance.
"Bose" Ethoredgo, as the slain'
man was known, was one of the best v
citizens of that mection. lie was a I
bravo, calm, pub!)ic-spirited citizen,
as was shown on more than one try- 'h
ing occasion. Ho w'as a favorite wit hi n
all the people, an industrious farmer, e
a member of the Baptist church, a v
school trustee and in every way iden
tified with (lie best inter-ests of the ki
community. He was 38 y-oars 01(d. a
Your cor-respondent was with the o
mon at Phoenix until 3:30 and talked C
to the eye witnesses of the tr-agedy t<
andi to many representative citizens. 'I
The talk of tho crowd wvas surpris- J
ingly dispassionate, 1:ut there was no p
disguise of the fact that it was in- n
tended that the slayers of Etheredge eC
and the authors of the mischief, two(
white men, should (lie whenever til
enght,vhenever guilt wvas fixed. ti
i the evidence taken by Coro- 1
nor Deary' at the ingnuest this after- hi
neon,'the fogowing facts appear con- h
crning the kiiligig: n
Tom P. Tolbert, ,Jr., who is a rela. a
'tive of Rt. Rt. Tolbert, the Republican ni
candidate for congress in the third ii
district, had for Hover-al diay a past it
boon posting the negroes as to voting. ci
When he appeared at the Watson (1
store with his~ protest bOX ho was a
closely followed by a ve-y tall, black a
negro, saidl to be Joe Circuit, who re-. g
sides several mites froma Phoenix. ti
Ahnui. 9:15~ E~theredlg( appe'ared to n
--there is nothing
ult folks are talk
-E STORE OF [N
his store is full of
I and still keep
d I'm doing it. I
< to select from.
of Capo- Ieavy Unbleached Hoti
liculously School children can bu:
thors ask 20,000 yards tine Sea I
ch's price I00) yards host Drilli
to buy 14,000 yards Shirting I
anaugh's. 300 dozen full seamless
400 yards Bed Ticking,
)ry Goods and Shoes at
krupt sales, or ten or tw
M akO his remonstrance, no throa
being heard. Tolbert rose from a
sent and ma(le i quick blow at -Eth
oredge, striking hit)) in) the face. It
seemns tIho I-low vas not returned.
Then the deadly blow with the iron,
itself sulicient to cause death, fol
lowed by the immediate discharge of
a pistol. One or two witnesses say
I. G. Cheatham was shot at, but. he
was not hurt. Then followed the
ihooting-probably 100 shoti--and
.he escape of Tolbort and his backers.
Young Rush, Mr. Willinas and
inother young man were th,e positive
witnesse. Rush.pi.ked up off the
floor of the piazza, at the spot this
:all negro, Joe Circuit, was noticed
:0 stand, a red memorandun book
inving in it the inscription "J. F.
Dircuit" and some illegible scrawling.
rwo witnesses testify that this book
el out of Joe Circuit's pocki t, and
hat it fell out as he drew a pistol.
['hero is positive testimony by two
>oys that Joe Circuit fired the shot
hat killed Et.herodge.
These are about all the po sitive
tatements in direct relation to ths
hooting, and the coronor's jury F.o
enderod a verdict.
Tolbert wias hit by somnebody's shot
.nd somec other- wore hit. In an
lour, a party of negroes, most~ of
hemn armed, gathered about a- half
tilo from Phoenix. Later they
iovedl presumlalbly to Rehoboth
hurch, two miles dlistant. When
he Girveenwod dle'gat ion, a hun
red cool men with guns arrived1, the
>Ian of following the negros and
ispersing themt was talked of, bult it
'as decided to refer everything to
The gathering at the store could
ardly be caliled a mnob, as there wais
o wild talk and no p)ronhounced ex
itoment. Among the iment present,
'ho, while expressing (leep indligna-r
oni and determninat ion to avenge the
illing of their fellow citizen, wero'r
gaintst hasty action, even against
rganizat ion, were Senator J1. Milton e
aines, who lives near by, Postmas -j
r L. M. Moore of Greeenwood, Prof.
. M. Wright, Mr. J. W. Watson, c
V. Duilie and others of high re
ite and known grit. Seinater Gaines e
aturally becamo the leadler, anmd his e
>ol course kept dlown fury.
Behind this death aind t routble I
tore is a black story. For two or I
iree woeks paist Tom~ Tloloert and t
.P. Henderson, a young white man i
rertofore esteemed in this section, c
ave been holding meetings with the e
agroes-sometimes at woiird placos i
aid un holy hours. A part y of young a
ten attemp)ted to locate these meet- r
igs to break them up, but the meet
igs woere always held and the parti- f
pants gone before they could bo. v
sfinitely located. At one meeting v
l)Damascms, RI. P. He(nderison madoe a
a incendiary speech, telling the no- a
roes that Greenwvood county was u
ioirs, that Phoenix and Ninety.Six
ould be carried by the Repblns. I
we like better t
ing all around a
things people w
I'm satisfied wit
:pen doors. I ce
-lere it is-lowest
10spin, worth Oc per yard, cut to
r Tablets from us it 50 each, others e0
4land, ol her ask you 5c, our price -
ng, slightly wator-stained, only -
'rints, others ask you 5c, Mimnaugh't
Ladi03' and Missos' H ,se, worth .100
other stores will ask you 8c, our pric
this store than when it
enty-five per cent. disc
This was "niggor newi," but today
shows that was real news.
Henderson is a relative of the Tol
berts and had becomo seized with
ambition to hold office. Ho waa
about to h appointed postniaster at
Edgefield and had promised to ap
poinit a negro, some say Jon Circuit,
as the clerk, but lie Edgeliild peo
ple notified him that this meant
death. He is quite ,a young man.
During the sad veenes at Kirksey's
today his mother, a noble Christian
lady, was buried at Damascus church,
near the negro church of Damascus,
where some of the meetings with
negroes had been held.
Tom Tolbert, like all the Tolborts,
is a good citizen with this one fatal
oxception of tempting the negroes.
He is about thirty-five years old.
M. L. S.
FURTH1ER DETAILS-REPORTED THAT TOL
BERT AND 1118 SON HAVE BEEN SHoT.
Greenwood, Nov. 8.-The sequel
o the tragedy of this morning at
Phoenix, the pleasant little village ten
niles away, d6veloped this after
ioon. So many rumors come, so
1Iny inquires are mado; so many
rorsions of the disquieting event
ow transpir-ing comle to this pla5ce
hat it is hardly possible to relate the
tory with confidence or certamnty.
Thore has b)een a riot near Phoonix
11nd Tom Tolbert, the fore most figure
>f the day's work, is probablo (lead.
['here was a collision this afternoon
mad the telephone reports are that
L'olbort and his son wvere shot, the
enior being mortally wvound1ed. It
s reported Tolbort is dleal, but it is~
~ot known hero if the report is true.
The truth is Grenwovod county is
xcited, pain fully d. sperately ex -
ited. There is a large negro p)opula
ion in this county and1( the sectioun
urrounding Phoenix p)robably ave
ages three blacks to one whito.
boe negros have been instructed
nd they aro armed.
The white people1 of Greenwood
ounty will not sleep much tonight.
bhey (10 not know what ma~y happen.
John R. Tolbort, the veteran loader
f t.he Republicans of upper CJaro
inn, was dahnger-ously wounldd ab)out
undlown. WVith his. nephew, the
on1 of Charle-s Tf,!bo~rt, he was on
is way from Bradley's home when
e was fired( on from the roadside.
In was daingerously wvounuded aind
bo boy was killed. A party of
rmned negroes were following their
bd leader Aind they returned the fire
f the white men who did thie shoot
ig. Some one was hurt, but t he
amom cannot bo0 *.scortanfd at 8 p.
Three yonng white men returning
romi Phoenix tonight about (lark
ero fired on from ambush, and
rore bladly wounded. Dr. (1. P. Neil
nd1 Dr. B. W. Cobb are with them,
1nd the citizens aire making a st ron.
ons hunt for the bushwhackers.
M. J. Younger, a young merchant
ore, was wennded in the foot
'han saving you n
bout the new buE
we're steaming C
ant. We have p1i
h small profits, b
ime here to build
: prices, best goo
uls it for less.
largo Ro efacth for then.
retail price 24c pvr yd.
now only - - - "(
- -- - tAo Cott on bil
sold for loc. We are wi
ount sales, we will alway
Crosswell F,l,ming, a )romiient
young farmer was badly hurt. Stuart
Miller, a member of Co. "A." First,
South Carolina voluntary inllfauitry, a
son of Col. G. Mc). Miller, was
wounded. Thoeo young men m-e at
Mr. A. C. Stockman's six fles from
town. M)l. L. S.
Greenwood, Nov. 8.---Ttday at 12
o'clock, a telephono mossage came
from Ninoty-Six asking for a un
dred armed mon on the down train.
Only a few could be mustored, the
available men being at Phoenix.
The Ninety-Six message simply
said that the negroes were making a
bold defiant stand at the polls and
that trouble was expected.
It seems now, however, that
Ninety-Six pulled through without
anything more serious than a srllen
truce and an insignificant fight. All
ii quiet there tonight an(d all interest,
seems to be centered on the Phoenix
trouble. M. L. S.
TILE w1IEs CUT.
I-Spocal to The State.]
Greenwood. Nov. 8.---Tolophone
communiication has been cut of'. The
men will not attempt to return to
Groenwook tonight. T'hings appa
rontly quietmng down. Company
has bleeni organized for general pro
Out Cooglea Onangler.
The followinug bi)t o.f interesting
blan1k verse is from an article rec(ent
ly published in a (Georgia pape~r:
"I would flee from thle city's rule
and1 law- freom its fashions and forms
cut loose--and go whlero the straw
berry grows on ths straw and the
goosborry grows on the goose; whero
the catn ip t ree is elimbed by the c,at
as she clut ches for bior pirey --ho i
gu iloloqs and( i I unspoet ing rat on~
the ratten bushl at play ; I willI catch
with ease thle saffron cow and thle
cowvlet in their glee, as they leap in
joy from b)ough to b)ough on the top)
of a c -wslip tro(', and1( list while the
partridlgf drumis his druim and( thme
wvoodchmuck chnuks his wood, and thle
dlog devours t he dogwood plum in
the primitive solitude.
''0, let me dinkL I from thme moss
grown pulmp, that was hewn from
the pumpkin tree! Eat mush and(
milk from a rural stump, from folly
and fashions free--now gathoired1
mush fromi the mushslroom vine, anid
milk from thme miulkwoodl swoet--with
the pineanpple from the pine. And
then to the whitoewashedl dairy PIl
turn, where the dairymiaid hastning
h ies, her ruddy and golden.-red bunt -
ter' to churn from the milk of her
buItteryflieq; anid I'll rise at morn with
the earliest bird, to the fragranit
farmyard puews, and watch while thme
farmer turns his herd of grashop
pers out to gramus."
ioney. People kr
oiness we're gettir
ihead more than
enty of money to
ecause the storei
up the biggest D]
is for least mone
igs -1 centsor l cs'i, our GO) t
iling to sell cheap, as we
's be lower.
BRAVO FOR NORTH CAROLINA
WIlITI1 11 lN S WIII' ili W1 TI 1 41 I; E1.1ItU
A 'Til)A I, WA Vl.
Feromi i i ntmutmm 1.. ! tit 4 1 . .1in, I
lit . LIk4i l1rother mmtiill irii-t1% A l,
the Ithick ilornst-1 talit ThreAts-me 4
1 let] Ita1I.-.- Feifty -I hotIM141n41 Vos to
it.m,v-re.cl Frm i t he le..inmjm.
lAti ily 11ie Denmllieritle.
Psrly lin thi11#
(SpWcial to News and Courier.)
fialoigh, Nov. 8.-Spocialsi to th
Morning Post from all over tho st itt
toll a thrilling story of tronondous
Democratic gains from mountiain t
son. It im at grout tidal wave. Nows
from far wost,ern coities, wher
whito Republicans aro nuel011rous, fall
in lino and 1h(111) swoll tho majorily.
Thoro his beon a chango of proim.
bly fifty thousand ovor tho vletion
of '90. This (Wak) county, which
gavo tho Fullsionits 1,200 majority
two-- yen1 lgO, went. Democratic by3'
over 500. lUpnpbliciIanS it ) o'clock
conce1do Ch.1 county by 00 to tho
Domovrat s. DemocratII and wi hit0
p-oplo aro greatly rejoicing. A
thosnd young mn11l and boys are.fq
masrching up) ami down. then prinici ple
st roots, each with1 a tin hiorn andu
baLssoon and1 lini dlrolm, mal<n1g a1
fearful dlin. No) troublo aIt piolls I
hero or ainywhero as8 yc.t reported.
Tillt VlcTolsy coIlPiLi;'rg.
Charlott e, N. C , Nov. 8. ---The
cloctions ini NorthI CaIro)lina1 today r
sultedi ini t.he greatst D emocrat ic
victory on record iln the Statelc.
(Gainis are roted0( from overy counIi
ty. c'specially fromr the eausteirn sec
Lion. Thecro woro no dist urbanivces of
anly eiccs enece.
TIhe D)omoc'ratie judciciail Iicket is
(electe-d by abhout :30,000) malSjoril VP
ITh Leg islatr 11Is 01 (ve r wheclmi)Ingly
Trho fol lowing Ccngressmenrr arc
elected: Fist diist,rict, J ohn 1i . ti
Small, D)omocrat ; 2 1, (Ooorgo~c ll.
W hiito, (coleci,) ite publ ic., ; 3i,
C~harlo4s ILit homa, D enmocr-at ; -It.h,
1list: 5thI, Wt ill iamn Wi. Ki(tcheun, Domuo- 12
crait; 0th, .John D). Iso,lila my, Dmo~fc- C
erat ; '7th, ThIeodorm 1. KloIt Iz, Dom:n
ocrt; St h, ltomrilis Z. I,ilnloy, Ito. c
pumblican: 9th1, Ws. T1. Crawfoird, I hem o
A twaiter waIs endmorsedc by th li
D)emocrats an maclissy be erociitecd I to
thait columnii. So tlithemopublienns c
got on ly two out. orf tho nino Con
gressmen~l froms thiis Stat1e. b
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The WVerner Comunn, Airmon, 0. 0: F
here Uou are
lowing this come
g. What we are
ever this fall. If
run our business
sn't my living. I
:Y GOODS AND
y, one price and
two thousand doll w1o11 lh of
SI4OIS, bolught at, lit, on tih
dollar, to 1)1 oIned upI) this wl..c.
We are sa-ing )4010ole lots of big
1*0ro1d dollars. \( never bef,-r
,.rved( tho people So we. WV I ether
t ho Sold.
buy closer than others.
FIGHT FOR CONGRESS WON.
I)ICl (2CI4Ais WI -, (ONTIMO1. TIE
114)0'- I OI'' RI C.PIC 4CstCN A1vl y S.
rlsey tivi'v Ti ty-evol nimhcr;4, I his
A111kthig atCilljsgno ormNove,ity-r,itir Votb#4.,
4211l-I 14,C14,1g1 ti I-Aitiriy wVill,, Olit
liM 11 I t's% tul h ote a Alaijarily li6td tq
U.la., lI he 1114. ) 1114ler,6t ito 1'.44
t Iitei Speakeor wid14 Orgain.
Iz, I lle Holl"e.
(Special to N1ws and Couritr.)
111111 Korr, at Demoiratic Con
( ressional liedIquarters, claims a
Doemlocratio majority in the 'net
House. At midnight ho says re
intblo return1s recived s1how that
,ho Demoeratti have olected 18(i mem
)ers, a gain of 37 over the present
niOmber.s1hip). Later roturns may
mikm a few changes one way or tho
timr, but niot, vilough to proveit 1hli
)emiocrats froimo colntrolling tho or
alliuzat.ion of I ho i-onso.
Chairma K%rr says that. the prin
:ipal D1m1o.1cirtic gailns ar111 1do inl
%iow Ymrk (1, Pens% Ivania 7, MaIry
m1111 2, Alibama 2, Ill1inoi. 5, lowa
, K0111IMky' 3, M[aSHMa11tinstt 2
ouIw JeIsmy 2, North arolina 2,
lirgina 1, West Virginia 1, Milnnes
ta* 1, WiosNconIsIiri 1, Ohio 2, 1101 010
, Peoninsylvaia I.
At leiiuli hueaud<inarter.s Chazir
11a1n UblIcock p-)rsi1stent0 ly elsima thtat
lhe lhpub)licains wvill retain control
f the ne(xt linse, buiit. I) imi ot
lving ont ainy figures. Wheni COI.
rointa41lv wi thie detailed gains
Ii lnned by) thte I )(mocrats Mr. Unhl
)ck simp0~ ly siled awtil sai.1"hos
nries4) will 1i114rgo a~( de(lcide I
liuinige beofore t ih oflicial returuns are
lai 5Jpit of' the4 li4'pulicani claIims
1 is be(le ihat th liepubI)ilic ans
aive lost. ti o Ilionse b y a na11rrowv
mljority, tad thlis belie.f was te
raphe t14o P res2idenit McK inley fromo
14) Wh'ite1'11)4 lit ati midInighit, whenICi
4) reaciCol 'I'y'roine, P a. , o)n hi s waly
niek to Wahin igtoni fromi (Canton,
II along thle rontoe Pre) 2Isidenit
as kept ialviseo d of t he e-eCtion re
ir0nI lit (very 81t"pJ)ing pilace. lie
as5 not)iied of( 0Col ~ 2. lio 0-Ool t,'s vijc.
>ry' ini N1'ow Yor)k beifor o 14eaici(hd
The S4'abloardo A ir ino hasl~i issuied
1ls HealsO[i thoree loisore liit]i,
1 blookIets, "'Winoter l'Aeuirsions "'
oide."' The1se are4 no0w ready for
i sibut11 on1 m1104 wVill 1)4 501nt, free
iCOSt.t o any addreiss. Tlhier"'Wii
-r NXCeurions" gives full iniforma-n
4)n m1 regaird to lfatos aond liontes
>14 thebest. WVint4'r ltosorts in the
>anit ry. [Te "Sp ortsmanI's (Guhi.'"
one4 of the handi(son,.est and1( mlost
)1"'plete oi0!oks o f its kid om(ver seen'
y us. Its inako upj is artistic froom
>ve'r to cover 1and4 it contaIinis roto011
il nforimation ini regardI to hunating
round1(1, guides, dog~S, Hotel rates,
e., but. a1 di0gst of the Game Ljaw5
114h) Staites covered by it anld SOme
et na1 Xl)pnences of hunters along
oc hn11 of the 4)1holordl Air Lme.
lhe "'Southern P~iines" booklot- is als8(>
['ry artilstient 1ly got teni up, and ( the
f.ormailtion contalinIed coVers overy
ol. Any or all of these will bio
nle(d ulpono apIplication to Mr. TV. .J.
undorson, Generatl Passenger Agent,
'ortsmnoth, Vii. -& e t