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ESTABLISHED 1865. NEWBERRY, S.C..- FRIDAY,.ARL'5 92___TIEAWE.$.0AYA
MURDER AT NEW ROHS
A SHOCKING CRIME.
YOUNG WIFE FELLED WIrH CLUB AND
On Anniv6'rx"y of Wedding-Watch Given
by HUsband that Morning Stolen.
Peop e Greatly F xelted-One
[Special to The State.]
Mrs. W. W. Jones, wife of See
tion Master W. W. Joues, about 25
years of age, was foully murdered at
her home at New Roads, a flag sta
tion between Ravenels and Adams
Ruu, about 10 o'clock yesterda)
morning. Mrs. J. E. Chinis and a
oolored girl went to call on Mrs.
Jones. Walking about the yard
they saw Mrs. Jones in a dog house
with her throat cut from ear to ear.
It seems that the murderer used a
club about three and one half feet
long in knocking Mrs. Jones down,
and seeing a scythe lying near by,
used it and almost severed the head
from the body.
CAIN FORD ARRESTED.
Cain Ford, colored was arrested
IAst night on suspicion of complicity
in the murder of Mrs. Jones and was
today brought before Magistrate
Behling. -Never have the people in
this section been more aroused than
they were today. About 150 per
sons were present at the coroner's
iaquest over the remains of the dead
woman and several tim.s it seemed
that the negro would bu taken trom
the oficers and lynched, but cooler
heads prevented this, and Deputy
Sheriff Arnett was al!owed to, carry
the prisoner to jail at Walterboro.
If the testimony against Ford had
been at all positive he would have
been awung to a litnb in a very few
THE OBJECT WAS ROBBERY.
The object of the murder was
a!"rly robbery. Mr. Jones the sec
ion master, had been paid off only a
few days. After the crime the trunks
Ia the house were found broken open
ad the robbers left with a pistol,
rasor and a gold watch and chain.
Dr. J. T. Taylor in his testimony,
declared that Mrs. Jones was not as
saulted. It is thought tbat Jim
*Black, a notorious negro in this comn
inanity, is the murderer and that
Ford knows something of the crime.
-One witness today ti*stified t bst he
saw Jim Black near the scene of the
murder, hurrying through the woods
with a pistol. Deputy Sheriff Ar
nett and the citizens of the commu
nity will leave nothing undone to
capture the guilty parties.
ON ANNIVERSARY 0F MARRIAGE.
Kr. an3 Mrs. Jones were married
one year ago yesterday, and before
the former started to his work in the
morning, he gave his wife the gold
watch and chain.
The section master is greatly
wrought up over t he horrible deed
and is almost distracted with grief
SEARCHING IN CHARLESTON FoR MURDER
Charleston, April 22.-Sheriff J.
Elmore Martin sent a posse of depu
ties today to Bulow's phosphate
mines for the protection of the white
people and property, on account of
reports received h3ere that notorious
negro criminals of that section had
determined to clean out the place.
The r.egroes were worked up over
the reports of the white posses hunt
ing for the negro murderers of the
wife of Section Master WV. WV. Jones,
of the Plant System, at Ravenel.
The killing of Mrs. Jones was a par
ticularly brutal tragedy and the
white people are naturally very much
worked up over it and purpose to
follow the murderers to their last
A telegram was received here to
day stating that a negro named Cain
Ford had been captured. He ad
mitted complicity, but said that his
only connection was to watch while
another negro butchered Mrs. Jones
and searched the house for the valu
ables, which were carried off. Ford
is safe in the toils but the feeling is
said to be running high tonight.
The posses are close on to the other
suspectd.r negroes and it is not im
probable that the whole bunch will
stretch himp, if they are caught.
The Charleston authorities are main
taining a strict vigilance in the su
burbs for the suspects, and if caught,
they will be turned over to the Col
leton County authorities.
The negroes in the bottom lands
in the suburbs of the city do not take
kindly to the search for the suspected
negroes of the Ravenel tragedy and
they are behaving ugly. Capt. Mar
tin is, however, the wrong man for
them to run up against, as they have
found out in the prompt dispatch of
the posse today to the phosphate
settlement. His instructions were
positive and the deputies have gone
prepared to preserve the peace and
do their full duty.
r.KETCHuq.S OF ARMY LIFE.
Int,ereoting Incidents of the Civil War Re.
lated by EX. Con Fed" a Member
of Third S. C. Regiment,
SKETCHES OF HOSPITAL LIFE.
I wish I was competent to write of
the kind ladies of Charlottsville, but
I feel that I am incompetent to do
them justice. I will speak of them
any way. There was Miss Carrie
Randolph, Miss Lizzie Davis, two
Misses Bosses, Misses Bailey, Miss
Susie Brown, Mrs. Alexander, Miss
Lucy Jones and Mrs Montgomery,
of Baltimore All these ministered to
our wants day by day, bringing us
from their own homes, eggs, chick
ens, strawberries and other delicacies.
There were other ladies whose sweet
faces I remember but whose names
I have forgotten, who read to us,
wrote letters home for us, looked
after our beds being kept in order,
&c. I can only say, God bless them
fqr their kindness to the poor sol
diers. Tben the little girls would come
in and sing for us. Then our grand
orpse of physicians. How -Rell do
I remember their kind faces. How
kind and attentive they were to us,
doing all in their power rr our wel
fare. Dr. I. L. Cabel, physician in
harge; Dr. J. S. Davis, division sur
geon; Dr. Bronaugh, our ward sur
geon. Drs. Davis, Cabel and Bron
ugh have long ago passed over the
river, but Dr. Haws is now a noted
physician living at 745 Lexington
vnue N. Y. Then we had a jolly
set in the ward. We had only two
fficers in our ward, Lieut. Lamp
bll, now treasurer of Richiand coun
y, since dead, and a handsome lieu
enant from Charleston. Then what
a set of boys we had with us. Many
ied, but as I was swung up to the
joist for weeks, they would gather
around my bed and how we would
njoy our pipes and talk. Dr. Bird,
f Clinton, died by my side, Thorn
on, of Georgia, shot through the
bowels, lived for weeks but finally
passed over the river. An Irishman,
just in front of me, shot through the
lngs, soon recovered. What fun we
had with a member of the 37th Va.
Battalion for complaining so much
over a slight wound in the hand. I
arrived home in October, and in Feb
ruary, 1865, I was sent papers to be
put on the retired list. I had to go
to Columbia to be examined, the
doctors refused to retire me, but
tried to keep me in Columbia. I re
fused to stay and got a Captain of
the 8th regiment to get my papers.
Tbe railroad had washed away and I
left Columbia just a few days before
Sherman arrived, on Mr. Wade Har
mon's wagon. Just before we left the
main road to Prosperity two citizens
of Newberry passed us in a carriage
and I asked for a ride with them to
Prosperity. They refused. I was
left at a very wealthy man's house by
Mr. Harmon a few miles below
Prosperity. I[ was sent to him by his
two- sons in Columbia. He refused
to send me to Prosperity and would
not let me spend the night and I
had to walk on crutches several
miles to Prosperity. A few days
later this man's house was burned
by the yankees and I did not shed
a tear over it. At Prosperity I was
taken in by Rev. Bailey, my wound
was dressed, and I was given a niee
supper and that night placed on the
train and sent to Newberry and my
trouble was over.
WAR TAX REPEALED.
No More Stamp Taxes on Inwtrumenti,
Papers or Documents after Juily 1st.
[Columbia Special to News &
Collector of Internal Revenue
Koester has received from the treas
ury department a circular calling
attention to the passage of the Act
to repeal war revenue taxation. This
Act, as far as it relates to internal
revenue, takes effect on July 1, 1902.
For the benefit of the public Col
lector Koester makes public the fol
lowing summary of the effect of the
tax repealing Act.
On and after July 1, 1902 the
special taxes on the following are re
pealed: Bankers, brckers, dealers in
grain, securities, etc., under para
graph 3, Section 8, Act of March 2,
1901; pawn brokers, custom house
brokers, proprietors of theatres, cir
cuses, public exhibitions or shows for
money, bowling alleys or billiard
rooms, dealers in tobacco and leaf
tobacco, manufacturers of tobacco
On and after that date there will
be no more stamp taxes on instru
ments, papers or docum.ents; deliver
ies or transfers of stock, and sales
and agreements to sell stocks, pro
ducts of merchandise, wines and seats
in palace cars and berths in sleeping
Taxes on legacies and distributive
shares of personal property are also
abolished and likew se excise taxes
on persons, firms, companies and cor
porations engaged ia refining petrol
eum and sugar.
The tax on fermented liqnors is re
duced to $1 per barrel.
On snuff and tobacco the tax is re
duced to six cents per pound.
The tax on cigarettes weighing
more than three pounds per thousand
is reduced to $3 per thousand.
A drawback or rebate, is allowed
on all original and unbroken factory
packages of smoking and manufac
tured tobacco and snuff held by man
ufacturers or dealers on July 1, 1902
to the amount of difference between
the higher rate paid and the tax im
posed by this Act.
No discount is allowed on sale of
stamps for fermented liquors, or for
tobacco or snuff.
The provisions of the present law
relative to mixed flour remain un
canged, except a slight change is
made in the definition of mixed
Rights accrued or liabilities incur
red prior to the repeal are not af
The estates of all persons dying
prior to July 1, 1901, will be subject
to the legacy tax, even if the distri
bution is not made until after that
In this connection, Collector Koes
ter desires to state that shortly after
e went into office all claims for re
bate on tobacco under the last Re
duction Act were forwarded to Wash
ington and Congress has made pro
vision for their payment. He has
received notice that warrants to pay
these claims are being prepared and
will shortly be sent to the claimants.
OUR MONUMENT INJURED.
Recent Winds at hickamanga Field Played
[The State, 17th.]
The Chattanooga Times a few
days ago contained the following:
"The recent storms have caused
much damage to the handsome Southb
Carolina monument at Chickamanga
park. The monument erected to the
South Carolinians who participated
in the battle of Chickanmanga con
sists of a huge bronze palmetto tree
on a marble base. The winds
and storms have stripped the
bronze leaves and broken off'three
limbs of the tree. Part of the brouza
is lying on the ground by the mon
ument, while the~ rest of it has evi
detly been carried away. The mair
ble esplanade around the monument
has also been cracked and seriously
damaged. Unless repairs are made
at once the handsome monument
erected only a short time ago will be
The Governor's attention has been
called to the matter, and has taken
it up with Gen. Walker and other
mmbers of the commission.
HORSE CREEK LOCKOUT
sr.jTFEENT OF MILL OWNERS AND Q
The Etnployes Write to the Mill Owners
Prole?,ting at Being Locked Oat on Ac
counit of the Strike In Angusta-The
MIl Ownerm Reply that the Strike
In Augusta was Only an Enter- y
Ing Wedge and that If it
Succeeded the Employes
in Horse Creek Hills
Would Strike Also.
[Special to News and Courier.] s
Aiken, April 21.-The condition 0
of the 6,000 locked-out operatives t]
of the Horse Creek Valley is serious b
and foreboding. At the time there a
are no indications that the mill own
ers will abandon their position so
long as the strike at the King Mills b
of Augusta continues. V
The credit of many of the factory
hands at Langle%, Bath, Warrenville "t
and Graniteville has been exhausted, r
numbers of them are reduced to the fr
extremity of begging for their daily ti
food, and many have abandoned
their homes and gone to other States M
in search of employment. a
In reply to the recent communica g
tion of the operatives to the mill p
presidents protesting against the un- c(
fair treatment in closing the mills at a,
Langley, NV arrenville, Bath and A
Graniteville by reason of the Au M
gusta strike, Mr. T. I. Hickman,
president of the Graniteville Manu- v
facturing Company, authorizes the R
following statement for publicaton: t
April 17, 1902. 8
We have your communication of
the 12th and in reply beg to say that la
the posting of the notices of the clos G
ing of our mills was done with the
belief and information that if the i1
King Mill in Augusta was compelled tt
by the strike of its operatives, their H
sympathizers and those who are asso- a
ciated with them, to advance its rates al
of wages 10 per cent., that this ki
would immediately force all the mills C
in Horse Creek Valley to meet the O
same demand. The rate of wages t
paid now by the King Mill is the
same as is paid by all the mills in It
the Augusta mill district, therefore L
we regret that it will be impossible It
for any of the mills to meet this de- L
mand, because their earnings last A
year were comparatively nothing,
and the wages which are paid by the
Horse Creek Valley mills are already ~
substantially higher than the wages A
paid by other Southern mills who A
are their direct competitors.v
We will be pleased to receive any
communication or suggestion from
you that will tend to bring about an
amicable settlement of the present
(Signed) The Graniteville Mfg Co.
The comnmittee of the mill opera
tives reply to this.statement today.
Among other things the reply to Mr. ~
Hickman contains the following:t
"It appears that your mill, and n
the others situate in this county, t
have been induced to close down
under the belief on the part of the b;
mill presidents that if the strike on ~
the part of the operatives of the King P
Mill were successful in obtaining an
advance of 10 per cent. in wages,
that would immediately force all of 1i
the mills in the Horse Creek Valley P
to meet the same demands. If such ~
is your belief we beg to state that it C
is absolutely without any foundation 5S
in fact. The operatives of your mill '
had nothing to do with the strike in v
the King Mill, and there is no under- ~
standing or intent ou their part to h
make a demand for increased wages C
in your miil, no matter what may be '
the result of the strike in the King f
Mill. We were working contented a
with the wages that were p~aid us,
and we now say we are willing to
resumie work at the same rate of ~
wages. * * *We do not think ~
it right tbat you should throw out of
employment contented labor simply
because the president of the mill in
Georgia desires ai.d in defeating a
strike in his mill."8
This reply to President Hickman n
is signed by John Rearden, chair- g
man, and Charles S. Hatcher, secre- h
tary, of the committee, representing e
the operatives at Granmteville. tl
These two statements present sub- 'I
tially the contention of the parties il
The further reply of the mill men is il
awoaite with interest. If it is ad- ti
rerse, and the lock-out contines. i
)robable that the operatives will 1
eed against the mill owners for
Iress in the courts of the State.
s alleged by the laborers that
Eing Mill operatives were pai
)wer rate of wages than those in
alley. S. D. L
Farm work is progressing nict
>me have finished planting corn wl
thers are beginning to plant cottor
Exceedingly fine weather prevai
irough most of March with considE
le rain and a little cold weather
iddle of the month.
The fruit is safe so far and it is to
oped we will have a bountiful crop
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sligh,- of N<
erry, is visiting their father,
7. C. Sligh.
Miss Carrie Aull, who has been vi
ig her brother, Mr. S. B. Aull, J
Aturned to Newberry.
Miss Janie Chalmers has returt
-om Charleston and rtsumed her i
es in the school room.
Mrs. S. B. Aull is visiting her sist
[r3. L. W. Floyd.
Mr. G. W. Eddy, of Whitmire's, I
cepted a position with Mr. Edw.
ipp as overseer on the McWlir
ace near Jalapa. Mr. Eddy is a s
esful and an energetic farmer and
-e pleased to have him in our midst
Mr. S. B Aull left last Saturday
nderson to visit his brother-in-li
r. Russel, who is quite sick.
Misses Mamie and Hattie E
sited in the neighborhood of Bt
iver recently and report quite a ht
MissFlorence Waters, of Goldvil
ient Saturday and Sunday at home
A special train was run to Colum
st Sunday to give all who desired
> so a chance attend the burial
en. Wade Hampton.
The death angel has again visil
our community. On the morning
ie 8th instant the spirit of Mr. T.
armon passed quietly away. He lea,
bright testimony tbat all was w
hen the hour came to go. -He v
ways brave, yet so thoughtful a
nd. He was a member of the M.
burch in which he spent his last dt
usefulness. He leaves a brother a
o sisters which has the sympathy
ie entire community.
[Me is a shadow, like a passing day
dawns and glows and fades away,
ike the morning it dawneth at Dc
'tis in blast
Sthe evening it fadeth, at night
ife is a shadow that soon will be c
od its cares and heart aches will
us no more;
see from that happy land a faint lig
es, life is a shadow and earth i
mid the many mansions
waiting us on high,
t home once more together,
re'll never say good-bye.
April 18, 1902. J. C
RESIDENT PROFiTs BY HiS TRIP
Ill Reappoint Yorkville's Splendid Pi
mistress-Will Act in Marshal's Case.
[Special to The State.]
Washington, April 15-Because
formation gained on his Chari
n trip P resident Roosevelt will
>min ate Miss Maggie M. Moore
te postoffice at Yorkville, S.
[iss Moore was originally appoinl
y President Cleveland in 1893. S
as not endorsed by the State .I
President Roosevelt will soon
e the fight that the old line Repi
cans are making against the ret
ointment of Lawson D. Melton
nited States marshal for Soi
arolina. Charges were filed h
>me time ago against Melt
7hile in Charleston President Roc
sit received advices concerning
arshalship and it is understoodt
e is now considering Postmas
nningham of Charleston, forme
arshal in Harrison's dministrat i
r tbe place. If Cunninghami
ppointed to succeed Melton an
>rL will be made to land fort
ssistant District Attorney Ber
iin Hagood, or former~ Postmas
lowry, in the Charleston postoff
Miss Stone on Lecture Platform.
[Special to The Daily News.]
Boston, April 21.-Miss Ellen
tone, the missionary who was k~
apped and held for ransom by 1
ands, makes her debut as a lectu
ere tonight. Miss Stone has bf
ngaged to deliver 100 lec: ures
e leading cities of the coun
'he entire proceeds from the lecti
:is said, will be devoted to rett
2g her ransom money, $90,000,
o he miEsinar work.
"s DALLAS IS CROWDED
e FAR BEYOND COMFORT.
the OVER ONE HUNDRED TIOU4AND VIS.
I a IFORS IN THE TOWN.
the Attending Reunion of ionredt-80.O0o
Men Steeping in the City of Tents
12,090 '.1reakfast at One Time
Dalllas, Tex., April 22.-With the
Confederate reunion officially 12
hours old and unofficially considera
led bly older, it is estimated that there
ra- are 125,000 visitors in Dallas. From
the early this morning until late tonight
be the streets were thronged, as it is
said by men in a position to base
w- close calculations that there were 30,
Jr. 000 visitors at the camp in the fair
sit- grounds alone.
ias "The crowd is too large to com
mand", said Col. Slaughter to an As
ied sociated Press representative today.
lu- "Thousanas who have no right to do
so are sleeping at the camp and eat
er, at the stables. Some of the old
as veterans had to fighb for their places,
R. but they seemed to be as capable of
ter a tussle as they were years ago. We
uc- will have affairs better in hand to
for An additional influx of visitors
w, is expected tomorrow, the attraction
dy being the Kaliphs parade.
ish Tonight the. younger element and
ge many of the veterans rounded out
the days pleasure with a ball at the
le, camp. The function was given by
the Sons of Veterans and an im
bt mense crowd-too great for comfort
of -were present.
While thousands of visitors did
ed not leave the business section of the
of city, Camp Johnston, two miles dis
L. tant,where the opening exercises
ell were held, was crowded to the limit.
7as Delegation after delegation from the
nd four corners of the eountry reported
E. und were assigned to their divisions
ys in the vast city of tents.
of The great mess shed, seating 12,
000, was opened at 10 o'clock. An
ar-y of cooks and waiters worked
like beavers, while the veterans, with
ona hunger born of anight in the open,
tis did their best in an able m-mner to
'er keep the cooks busy.
eX DIDNT WAIT FOR CoMMANDER.
ht The convention was compelled to
3 a open with Gen. Gordon, tbe com
mander in chief absent.
Hon. John M. Allen, the orator
of the day, was not present when
the convention began. Gov. Say
ers and the Hon G. B. Gerald, how
ever appeared at the last moment
and were vociferously cheered.
a~t- Among those on the stage were
Judge John H. Reagan, the only
surviving member of the Davis
of cabinet; W. L. Cabell; Gen. Steph
een D. Lee, a cousin of R. E. Lee;
re- Gov. Heard, of Louisanna; Mayor
tco Capdeville of New Orleans; Col. Lee
C. Crandall, who was on "Stonewall
Led Jackson's staff Miss Lucy Lee Hill
he of Chicago, the sponeer in chief, and
e- Miss Virginia Paddock of Fort
Wortb, Tex., the chief maid of hion
1b- When the convetntion opened the
p.veteraus, many of them comparing
as the bounteous plenty of 'heir break
ith fasts with the starvation they were
ere often called upon to endure during
.the war, were in high good humor.
i.The building seating about 9,000
the people, was filled to the topmost row,
asoon after the convention was called
rto order by Gen. K. M Van Zandt,
r> resident of the Texas Reunion as
sociation. From pillar to post hung
is hunting and flags and pictures of
fold Confederate chieftains. The
ner - - --_ _
rs sufficient to
ir Royal Baking
'":rected. A pur<
crowds were composed not alone of
veterans, but of their sons and wives
and daughters. Maids of honor
and sponsers, some-notably those
from Louisiana-in brass buttons
iand Confederate gray, but the ma
jority in cool white-lent an air of
ornamentation to the scene.
Following the opening of the
meeting by General Van Zandt,
Chaplain Young of Texas delivered
a touching invocation.
Gen. Joseph D. Sayers, on behalf
of the State of Texas, then welcomed
the visitors to the State. He was
then followed by Ben. E. Cabell,
mayor of Dallas, who gave the veter
ans the freedom of the city.
It has been a little cool the past few
Planting is the order of the day.
Small grain is looking very sorry.
Gardens are somewhat backward.
Mr. E. Y. Morris and family visited
his mother last Sunday.
Mr. M. C. Morris and baby spent
a few days with relatives around Fair
Misses Lula Bedenbaugh and Lillie
Merchant spent last Sunday with Miss
Mr. Mason DoLninick occupies the
Miss Mary Jane Long is very ill
with that dreadful disease consump
Measles, mumps and whooping cough
are prevailing in this section.
Misses Ida and Lizzie Moore will
come home from the Newberry Cotton
Mills in a few days and spend the sum
mer at home.
The Lord's Supper was adminstered
to a large crqwd at Macedonia on last
A large crowd is expected to be pres
ent at St. Peter's (P. W.) church ihe
first Sunday in May.
Children's day exercises at Zion
church Saturday before the Third Sun
day in May.
There will be children's day at Bethel
church some time in July.
Mr. Supervisor, our roads are getting
in bad condition. How about it?
The bodies of the negroes that was
drownded in Saluda river some time
ago have all been found.
Mr. F'ate Dominick has moved into
his new dwelling.
We will have up our new mail boxes
i a few days, also every day mail which
will be much advantage to us farmers.
Mr. Charley Farr has moved from
Mr. Eddie Fulmer's place back to Mr.
Sim Conelly's place near Macedonia.
Tbe colored folks have built -a.new
church - near the Dominiek bridge
where the old one stood, known as
Michem. - They are also preparing to
build a new church near the Harmon
Died, on Tuesday, April 15, 1902,
M r. J. Wilson Long who made his ad
vent into this world about 77 years ago,
was summoned from his home near
Fairview, Newberry Co., to his heaven
ly reward. Mr. Long was a consistent
member of Macedonia Lutheran church
for many years, and was ever ready to
work in his Lord's vineyard. He
leaves a wife and four children, of
which two preceeded him to the grave,
and many relatives and friends to mourn
his death. The funeral services were
conducted by Rev. J. K. Efird assisted
by Rev. Nease, at Macedonia, in the
presence of a large concourse of friends.
"I hear him singing sweetly singing,
Singing in an undertone;
Singing as if God had taught him,
It is better farther on.
'Night and day he sings the sonnet,
Sings it while he sits alone;
Sings so that the heart may hear him,
It is better farther on.
"Sits upon the grave and sings it;
Sings it while the heart would groan,
Sings it when the shadows darken,
It is better farther on.
"Father on--oh! how much farther;
Count the milestones one by one,
No, no counting, only trusting;
It is better farther on."
A pril 18, 1902. J. M. M.
ive you most
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