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E STABLISHED 1865. NEWBERRY, S. C., TUESDAY, NOVEM'I ill ;21, 1 8U9. W ICE A WEEK
MORE LIGHT THROWN
ON SELLERS FIGHT.
itur ITS iiRILLIANT RAYS AItleC II)
Both Sides Writo Stat, mnv t nnd the )ecla
rations Aro as Opposed as she Poles.
To the Editor of The State:
The tologram from Sellers signed
J. N. W., published in The Stato of
today, written by the Iasoldons, so
far as it relates to our concealing our
solves in office at the railroad station
and opening fire upon Hasolden
party, is an infamous and an infer
nal lie. We wore not expecting J.
D. Haselden and his bushwhackers
at all, as they had passed in the
morning, going to Marion, from
w,honco it was expected, they would
go to Columbia, whore Haseldon had
that morning informed Ben Sellers
that ho had six men to kill. Their
return to Sellers was an entire sur
prise. The Hasoldon party while at
Marion procured breast plates and re
turned by the house of Ben Sellors,
apparently hunting him.
They drove up to depot and
stopped. Ben Sellers was standing
on platform, and his father, J. C.
Sellers, was inside, writing. With
out a word, Aubroy Evans fired from
the buggy, hitting Ben Sellers in left
hand, and J. D. Haseldon immedi
ately fired, also hitting Ben Sellers,
the ball entering, striking rib, passed
around, without going into cavity.
Bon Sollors returned fire, but being
disabled before, could not do great
execution. Thinking his son mor
tally wounded, J. C. Sellers took
from oflice pistol and rushed out and
fired into crowd. Haselden, finding
it too hot, took refuge behind small
building, having been hit in calf of
When too hot, Haselden ran into
and through private dwelling of Mrs.
Brown and took refuge in the privy
of a negro family. Bon Sellers ex
hausted pistol and emptied load of
bird shot into II. A. Edwards, who
left the scene quickly. L. M. Has
olden in the meantime had slipped
to window and fired through it at
Bon Sellers, but seeing Ben Sellers
with gun, ran to side of depot, went
under same, crawling, as shown by
signs there now, near full length of
depot to northern end, and like a
wild buck left the scene of action.
J. C.. Sellers is wounded by a 44
Haselden has convicts. A State
officer, with a rifle belonging to the
State, aided by State guard and Ha
solden's bushwhackers, try to assas
sinate citizens of the state. If the
six men in Columbia will shoot Ha
selden in legs there is no danger to
thorm. Haseldon will run like a tur
We cannot lie with Haselden, but
in fair, manly, open way we can de
fend ourselves, our homes and our
Aubrey Evans ran into a private
home, through a window, and fright
ened family to an extent of a proba
The Hasolden party had to go out
of their way some distance-half a
mile-to go by home of Ben Sellere.
Their scheme is best represented
by their cowvardly treatment of Ben
Sellers at the house of J. D. Hasel
den that morning, after being sent
for by Haseldon. Respectfully,
J. C. Sellers.
Ben B. Sellers.
Sellem, S. C., Nov. 15, 1899.
SOTHISa SIDE AS,ToLD BY CAPT. L. M.
*o the E'ditor of the State:
In response to request of newspa
or reporters, and as answer to
misrepresentations made, I regret
fully n-ake this statement as to the
recent unfortunate affair at Sell
At the outset,' let mae say that I
intend to give the inoty,s they exist.
My friends over the State. and the
public generally mnay dopil upon
On the morning of 14th inAt. MT
Benjamin Sellers and my brother
Dudley became involved in a person.
al difnlot. The cause Wa8 though t
to have bon settled], at least tomt
porarily, as Mr. Bon Sellers prom
isod to give notice, in case he wished
to carry the matter further. About
half hour after this, and upon our
starting for Marion, I advised that
we had better be on the watch as we
passed the depot--and so )r. 1H. A.
Edwards took a rifle to use in case of
a shotgun attack, As we approach
od the depot I got from the buggy,
so as best to meet attack. Not
withstanding the fact that Mr.
Sellers and his son Ben were there -
and saw us, there was no fighting,
because no attack was made upon
us, and we went on our way to
Upon our return from Marion
over the usual route (not by the
home of Mr. Benjamin Sellers,) and
just before we got to the depot,
we met a friend who informed us that
the depot was filled with armed
m n awaiting to attack no as we
went our way by the depot to our
Inasmuch as I believed my broth.
or Dudley to be t.o object of the
proposed attack, 1 thought that if we
could get him safely by the attack I
might be avoided. Consequently, I
advised that )r. Edwards and I
should go ahead and slow up our
hor";i just at the depot, whereupon
Dudley and Evans were to drive
rapidly by and thus by confusing
them avoid if possible the intended
attack. As we approached the de
pot 1 saw two men peeping through
the window that looks out upon the
road we were traveling and evident
ly locating Dudley. As we slowed
our Thrse, Dudley s buggy went
rapidly by to our loft. Just at this u
time Mr. Benjamin Sellers rushed
from the depot with his pistol up
raised, and I stopped from my now
slowly moving buggy upon the rail
road track, faced him with pistol in t
hand. He leveled his pistol in my t
direction and we both fired. Almost
simultaneously Mr. J. 0. Sellers
rushed from the depot, and from
within a shotgun was fired. Mr. J.
C. 5ollers fired at me, the bullet
glancing my right side. I returned
his fire with two shots, one of which 5
was while he was squatting behind
the mail crano shooting some one at 2
right angles. Just at this time I was A
attracted by the horse of D. Edwards
come rushing back with him in the 6
buggy. A gun was fired by some
one concealed in the office full into 1
his face; whereupon I rushed up the 6
steps and fired through the window
at the figures of three men in the of
flee. 1 then jumped from the plat-c
form and turned in time to exchangec
fire with some one wvho had come
around the corner of the office. 1 0
snapped my only remaining ball at
him, and it failing fire I went under2
the depot. I did not have another 2
cartridge, and so made my way un
der the depot to its northern end
got up and walked quietly, so as not
to attract attention, until 1 crossed
the railroad, after which I went as
fast as possible to join my friends, all
of whom I believed to be seriously -
wounded if niot killed.
*The backs of our buggies, shot all
to pieces by guns in the hands ofj
parties concealed in a room, tell
their own ta&e.
Luther M. Hlaselden.
Sellers, Nov. 16, '99.
soUrfI OAROLINA ARLTISTs.
What 00i. flolloway says of them amd Fui
(The State, 17th.) r
Col. Thos. W, Holloway, writing
from his home in PomariaL in regard
to future art exhibits at at the State
fair, says: "I was informed by some
of the ladies of Columbia that a per
manent art association is to be form
ed looking to the development of art
in the city of Columbia, and when
once uinder way, the schools uiting,
the art gallery will make a splendid
showv, eclipsing professionals from
ab)road. It is hoped that the artists
of the State will take the matter in
hand at once, and that a year hence
their work will prove what 'a be
accomplished in art in South Caro
B6s.'th Th Kn You lHamo Aw a Aoughi
THIS SALE I
rhere is no Wisdor
Season to mak
does it n(
THE BEST GOODS
Our Line in eve
Tnense and to turn
stock of merchan
rices that no hous
JUR PROOFS ARE OUR
Too big a Stock, too mans goo
vlhere force don't count, solid wort
Black and C4
Ve have just opened 50 pieces of n<
ilks crepons, Etc. An over stool
re by far the best values y ou ever
ation for handling only the best in:
0 pieces outing as long as they 1
0 " calico "
0 " kid cambric " "
0 " check homspun " "
bales white cloth " "
" drill "
11 wool red flannel at 12, 15, 20, and 25c.
25 dozen Towels at 8, 10, 12.', 15, and 20c
0 bolts bed tick at 41, 01, 7 9, and 12c i
D dozen ladies and misses 25c hose, this s
00 pieces Blankets for this sale 50c, The, a
) bolts of wool jeans for this sale 15, 18, i
The biggest line of men's women
iildren's underwear ever shown by any 01
3rn in Newberry.
E4very woman in the United States has
ER. & G. Corsot so it~ is only necessary
ou know woe keep them, we also carry the
mn Lady Corset. Ask to soo them.
5 dozen ladies kid gloves, this sale 75c wc
5 "'"" ' " 98 '
.MEN'S SHOES. S
Men's Shocs in Buff or Satin (
Ia the Second Floor yu
We have recieved one thousandl dollare
as will soon be here.
ii in Waiting till the end of the
e reductions, Mimnaugh
)w when you need
the Goods . .
FOR THE LOWEST PRIGES,
ry Department is simply im
some of our great surplus
dise into money, will name
e can duplicate,
PRICES Co 'areour pries to what you
.._... pay elsewhere, this is all we ask.
(IS, compels us to pulverizo prices, thys, whys, and
hi and more than your moneys worth is what we
iored Dress Go0ds.
sw ress goods in II enriettas, Serges, Storm Serges,
od iianu factiire needed money I took the lot, ticy
saw in dress goc(ls and will fully sustain our repu
CAPES and JACKETS.
11st 4c 100 black Jackets latest styles for this sale $1.50
3t c 1 0 0 " t " " t " 9 5 0
1t 100 " " "I ' ' ' ' .
d') 10 " T a "t t t t " "(..5
c 50 plnsh capes fir trimmed 1.25
50 '' " " long swoop :1.00
- 10 "t It "t '' 4.00
yard. 25 " " tt tt tt I. 95
ale 15c Bargaims in our shoe department, the biggest
nd $1' and best we have over offered, the secret of our
nd 25c shoe growth is in our prices.
s and 5 cases ladies' hoots for this sale 90c.
e c0n- 5 cases Iadies' lace boots for this sale 90c.
S cases buattonl and lace boots still hetter quality
hieardl at $1.25, 1.50, 1.75.
to let Drew, Selby & Co., and Queen qualility ladies fine
Amferi- shoes $2., $2.25, $2.50) and $3. 1soemenber
l.ll ~ you get a now pair or your mioney back if you
rt.2 perfer it, if they dlon't please you.
UND aMSOi $1. A PAIR...
~a1f at $1.15, 1,25, 1.50 anid $1.75.
u will Find...
niortS rulQks, EIc,
worth of Dolls and China, dlon't forget the little folks, Christ
Come one, come all, ami Contin,m to com to
Il'.OU l M I 1.1- (OM ItININt1.
Tr (ut'rnll Ithb seti pply ntatl lIi 'nvl ti
snashville, Nov. (U. A1 (nlunbler1 of
tho large~r I1our uiilIg cornpaili
in the South hav recontly pert'fiet
( aoiibinlo to reguulate pri a(nd
control Ihe outptlln of 110111 inl thil.
At it recetit tuetinlg of lho Soot Ii.
orn taillerd he0ld at. (hittitnoogt Ilti1;
lgroome('in t waits ('lite'r0(d inlto. The
coifereino Wats soecret atiI the iailjor
ity of the leadI"tg coin:ies of the
.SoutI were representiue, includling
the ('uirberhunliti Liberty InillS of this
O(thrs represiited Wer(': 1lorrit
town llilling conpany, Sweetwater
Mlillingcompanytt', M(lon iainit'iy Alill
ing ( n)II tilty of (hattiianooga, Shelton
nills of (hattanooga, jiaht .1iros. of
ITullaihomna, lstill Springs moill, J.
Allen Sith of Knoxville, and tll,
AMlanta Mlilling compa iny of Atlatt.
It. is under(tstuod thit. \\. 1'. llulehi
Son, p residellt of the llonntitin City
llilling cOmpa1iny, enineoured (te
It. is understood that tih In illers
agreed'( to entrii tho prodnetion of
flour int order that. (te ioarket might,
not ho overrun. I t wat' also arlrangedl
that. ach col a)itny sholl 14upp1)ly ia
cert1ain 1 orritory.
Sioco t Ie (hat tanoogi met intg (ho
01(1 Dlelvino m ill at (hiiiItanoogt indl
the Swetwtator mill al. Sweetwater-,
Tnn., aivo closeod downt.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
We could noi
drugs- are fresh
" T HE S
That is what w
call the hot watE
bag. It has ofte
kept a perso
alive until aphys
cian could besurr
moned. E v er
family s h oul
have one. A HO1
little. Ours hol
(:O\'t1R1(11(.1 .P'4 'Il(IK.
A Watch Liatt il for Ikpoceketl (iultpi,t
Down by an Os(11i.
(N. Y. World.)
tian Anito nlio, Tex., Nov. -I. x
Gov. .1amesC Sto1hehIs Hogg camo
fr in Austin wit Ii th Texas Univor
sity studInts today to se0 tho San
Antonio lIiternational Fair. Tho
big ox (iovornor said ho came over to
have someto fun at. t.he expo1nso of the
pickpockots who, as ho had hoard,
were infesting tle fair.
IIe had a imild Infernal mtachino
aI rnutg('d insid(o of a watch catse, aind
w%ith what seem1d to bo a $"l) chro
nom(eter in his vest pokot ho strolled
abiout tho grounds in the thickest
crowds, anl with foolingsakint to thoso
of I 11111 maVho c1arrios a chip on his
WVhile lookin;, at llenlagorio of ani
Ills, howver, nll omt.richi spied tihe
hulking pocket. and deftly lifted the
timtopiee. A ten-foot string attach
otl to tihte VItch, on pulling out, Was
to set, oil thu mtachine.
"'iiy (iatlinigs, light out, hoys!"
roared Ihe big ox-Governor, 11 tho
ost rieb g;utlp'd lown th mtlachin0.
Ilier wa 1RR an explosion ln]d i stan
p[d'lo ol iho midway. T['ho iiutgoe n r
of the show pit on his armor and
buicklor and huntod the fair grounds
maltny timeis ovefor o imn he
thout,t hadl fodl at dynamlito cap
to his star lird. ltt ox Gov.
Ilogg, of Texats, was then well
oil his way to the city to koop a
pr(ssing ongagomont wit Ii llts friend
at coll(eague, Seltor 1lorace h('Iil
De,l tho lho Kiuti You Ilavo Always Bought
Bonrn tho lho Kiaul You Hao Always Bought
afford to be.
We have to be
-ate. It is amatter
>f keeping your
>atronage,an d we
are in business to
stay. For the
same reason our
and our prices
A VE RI!"
WATER BAG costs
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