WHY WAS If?
President Roosevelt in the appoint
ment of Crum as collector of the port
of Charleston has placed himself in
rather a bad light before the Southern
people. Why was Crum appointed?
The President had given his word that
he would not appoint to oflices in the
South negroes who would be obnoxions
to the people of the communities af
fected. Thousands of good men could
have been found who would have been
glad to secure the position. Why ap
point a negro and a man without spe
cial fitness? Was it a bid for the negro
vote throughout the country, or was it
in order to humiliate the Southern
people? "It seems to me," said the
President, in a private letter written
to the mayor of Charleston, "that it is
worth while putting a premium upon
the effort. among them (the negro) to
achieve the character and standing
which will fit them to hold such posi
tions." In other words, if the Presi
(lent can find a negro who is barely
competent to fill a position, no matter
how obnoxious that negro may be to
the people of the community, or how
deeply his appoint ment may hurt the
business interests of that community,
he will appoint that. negro in order that
other negroes may have something for
which to'strive. The Southern people
are to be disregarded entirely and the
uplifting of the negro race is the only
thing that is to demand the attention
of the President. And this rule is to
be applied to the South, a section of
country which the 'resident ought. to
have learned by this time, and whose
people, even in his speech at Charles
ton, he affectionately termed "my peo
William McKinley did a great, and
noble work in his effort to wipe out
sectionalism and to bridge the chasm
which was opened in ISt;1. HIis succes
sor, Theodore R:oosevelt, is undoing
that work about as fast as it is possi
ble for mortal man. Roosevelt may he
regarded by the North as a statesman,
but to the South just at present he has
the appearance of a man who would
sacrifice everything to succeed himself
at the next Presidential election.
Senator Tillman will have a good
deal of sympathy from his constituents
in his efI'orts to defe..t ('rum's con
firmation by the senate.
In this country of trusts and corpora
tions it is not wise policy for any com
munity to make itself dependent on coal
for fuel, when it has at hand an abun
dant alternative material, which can be
easily preserved for use in e,1nergen
cies. I'he Albany, N. Y., Argus notes
editorially: ''Throughout New England
and in the Middle West the shortare of
fuel-although the real winter has hard
ly begun- is already alarming. 1n
Cleveland the county buildings are
closed and much suffering among the
people is reported. Some of the Iowa
cities are destitute of coal, with the
thermometer from five to fifteen de
grees below zero. In the New England
States, unless there should be a dlecided
change for the better in the situation,
sonie of the railroads may have to sus
pendl the operation of trainis and many
factories must soon shut (down. Thus,
in addlition to cold many men amid
w'omen dependent on t hese fac tories
for wvork must face hunger as well.
In New York and Brooklyn the coal
supp~ly is entirely inadequate, and, take
the situation as a whole, the outlook is
most dlisquieting."' As the poet sings:
Woodlman, spare that tree. Don't cut.
it (down andl up) for cheap lumber. In
youth it sheltered mie. In age I may
need it to wvarmi my freezing marrow
wheni a coal strike or shut-out is on in
some distant State. -News and Courier.
If the present coal famine checks the
wantoii destruction of the forests,
wvhich has been going on for the p)ast
several (lecades it will have acconm
p)lished one good result, at least, with
all the evil it has (lone. The present
coal famine may not bring this matter
forcibly to the attention of the people
of this section of the country just at
p)resent, because we have never been
entirely dependent uponi a coal suply.
But it is a matter of wvhich we should
If the dlestruction of the forest con
tinues for many years more, the time
will come, and it wvill come soon, when
we will feel a coal famine as much as
the p)eople of the lamrge Northern cities.
I Ieret ofore although there have been
many movements looking towards the
p)reservation of our forests, there has
been little or no organization and small
results have been accomp)lishedh. The
coal famine nowv on andl the suffering
which it is bringing in its wake, should
be an oDject lesson. For financial
reasons, as wvell as for others, let the
wanton destruction of the forests cease.
News From Excelsior.
Sunday was a wet (disagreeable (lay
and unfit for church going people. The
service here on Sunday afternoon was
slimly attended. On next Sunday after
noon Rev. W. A. Lutz wvill preach in
the school house here at 3:30 p. m. P>ub
lie cordially invited.
Mrs. Shealy is visiting her daughter,
Mrs. Livingston, in Nowberry.
Miss Chelsy Kibler andl Master Mag
nuis Kibler spent a few days in New
berry last week the guest of Mr.
Henry Kibler's family.
Mr. D. B. Cook spent Monday over
at Saluda court house on b)usiness.
.Miss Janie Kinard is visiting relatives
in Saluda section.
Mr. Malcomib Cook has gone to Col..
umbia where he will likely accept of
work in that city.
Yes, T. J. W. that cat has jumped
and we have no more to say along
that line. Thanks for your kindness.
Mr, and Mrs. Sigma returns thanks
to the donors for nice presents
received the past week. They are very
Some of our people are off to New,.
berr'y today. Sigma.
A GANG OF RURG
BIG HAUL MADBE BY THi 11Ul~ Of
The Police Aided by Postoflcc nsnpectrs
who Have been on the trail of the Rob
bers for Some Time The Gang
Had Comnitted Robbtrls In
no Less Than Ten Towns
in South Carolina.
Columbia. January 7. Spe cial t.
News and Courier: There ha, b'cn
considerable excitement here over A
series of arrosts. The polioe are satr
tied that they have a gang of safe,
blowers. They think t.hey have arrest t'd
the gang that robbod the postot'ces at
Cameron. Enoree, Roaesai'1O. Ilarts
ville, lineman, 1'sper;s Mount
Morence, Ilateshurg. Ren, and g.t
into the bank at Mullins and made gen
eral raids throughout the State At Mu)
lins the safe robbers - : at
Cameron and E-;oree $ ,Ml oath and
at the other points smaller amoun:s.
The arrests were made by Cheif ha;v,
with the active co-operation of k-testo ie
Inspectors Gregory and Pulc"ifer, and
they are satisfied that they have the
right men. Two of the men arrested
are known to be professional crachsmen
and a complete set of burglars' tools
was found in their rooms. Their fast
life, utter extravagence and living with
negroes attracted the attention of
Chief Owen Daly and made himbnotify
Postollice Inspectors Greogory and
Pulsi fer, who work in this State, of his
suspicions, and then the work was
'The evidence will le developed in de
Lail, but meanwhile the men will wait
in .jail. The postoflice inspectors are
likely to experlence (lifliculty in getting
letailed evidence, hut, Mr. Gregory and
Mr. P'ulsifer are active and successful
workers. and Mr. Gregory is soeminent
ly successful in his work and knows
Howard so well that the expectation is
that the details will soon he available.
THE DEITAILED STORY
of the arrests and the developments of
the case so far is that Chief I)aly had
information that a gang of safe-blowers
was making its headquarters in Colum
hia. lIe learned that the men were
spending money very freely and throw
ing money away, so he kept a watch on
them and put Special Detectives Strick
land andThackham to watching the men
and keeping tab on them. Chief I)aly
soon sent for Inspectors Gregory and
Pulsifer, in whose district recent post
DfTice robberies had occurred, and in
formed them of his information and of
the result of the investigations, he and
his men had made. Last Sunday night
Ed I)uggan, one of the men, was ar
rested by Policeman McQuarters for
having fired a pistol. He was caried to
the stat ion and put up forty dollars for
his appearance at Court on the charge
of discharging firearms and paid a fine
of forty dollars for carrying concealed
Charles H oward, who seems to be the
chief of the gang, called on Chief Daly
to talk wvith him about the Duggan
case and wished to appear as a witness
in behalf of D)uggan. Chief D)aly
thought it a very opportune time to
take action, and hold the men. So
wvhen Howard appearedl as a witness,
and D)uggan appeared to answer the
charge Chief Daly arranged to have
thenm detainedI, andl sent Officers Strick
landi( and( Thackham to bring in the other
members of the gang. Shortly after
wvards TIhomias Nolan aud William Mc
Kinley were brought into the station
house. Officer Marsh wvent with Oflicer
Strickland in quest of the missing
When Officer Strick<land entered the
house at which Nolan was stopping he
knocked at the dloor. Nolan suggested'
that Oflicer Strickland wait outside
until lhe could dress, but Mr. Strickland
suggested that this wvouid not be wise
and so Nolan had to dress in the officer's
p' esence. and go with him to the
station. McKinley wvas arrested in
restaurant, where lhe was taking things
easy. A fter reaching headquarteri
Nolan was searched and nearly $40(
was found on his person. None of the
others, except IIowvard, had any con
sidlerable sunmon his person. Afterwards
Chief Daly, Oflicers Thackham and
Strickland and Post office I nspec tor
Gregory wvent to the gang's apartments
and( searched the rooms of Howard and
Nolan, and found new (dress suit casei
andl valises, and several suits of cloth.
ing, some of them rough in appearane
andl others intended for city usc-. The~
also found a great many receiptedl bills
which indicatedl that Howard had pur
chased a great (lea! of expensive furni
hure, and that lhe was regularly operat
ing a house in the tendlerloin (district.
TPhe receipts were madle out in favor of
HIowardl. In Nolan's room a complet<
and fine set of safe-blowing instrumenti
was found, that is all the delicate in.
struments. It seems to be the custory
to get the heavy instrumpents fron
blacksmith shops in towns vigited, anm
only the fine instruments are, carriet
about. In addition to the instruments
were found a flash light, with two bat
teries, a p)ocket compass, a map o1
Georgia, Southern mileage 1hook in his
name, a 44-calibre revolver andh other
Howard and Nolan are supposed to
be the actual safe-crackers. In a con
versation with the officials all four of
the men admitted having been in Co
lumbia for two or three months, and
minsstedl that they had not been outside
of the city except to go to Charleston
for Carnival Week, and that they did
not go together, and did not know that
any of their friend would be in C
TO BUY GO
Dry Goods, Millinery, Cl
on the market at actual 1
and ends to s9lect from.
After my big fall business I have
most of the Newberry merchants h
the Dry Goods business of the towr
again in 1903. l am laying my pla
Newberry has ever seen. When I I
soil I promised the peoplo of Newb
one of the best trading centers in ui
from the crowds of thrifty buyers th
out in the statement that I have fulf
I have just opened up One Th<
broideries. If you want Embroideri
of white goods to land in the next f
All winter goods to be closed out re
to carry a dollar's worth of winter g
25 doz. Mercerized Skirts, wort
1 5 doz. Mercerized Skit
Thouisiu 1 of vards of White H >mspnn 3:.. .
Ill '1h,ns d. tf ' ard- of Ca elic' to go at 3(.
T1hound-tut(s of yarl.I Se ilbo t g) at .3
'!'l,ontiotds of % d40-in. beavy white cloth 'o go at 5c
Thou' oi$ of 3 arIds Indlig u W no clit'o t o at
Everything in Men's La
derwear at cost.
Every Suit of Clothes
Pants at cost.
Every Overcoat to go ir
Every pair of Men's,
Shoes in the house at act
Get right into the PU
Plenty of Salesrnen and
Wishing my friends a
The Cheapest Stor
leston. Thiey claimed to not have Ofcr tika.
seen each other while in Charles- ofc npcosG
ton. They denied having been in any hdmtbfr,a
other town in the State. All spe- meigwe o
cifically insisted that they had nevertoM.rer.I
been in any of the towns in which safe- ta eutdi h
b)lowVing had occurredl in the last two or a( n i etn
three months. They were asked oneWetVria,ht
by one if they had been at Cameron,aperdsawi
FEtoree or any of the other p)oints, buthajutfnhet
insistedl that they did not even know ofnolieteiIao
these communities. They dlenied ever ssi oubai
having been in any of the neighboringcae
States. When HlowardI was examined NoadndIgg
at police station a wad of $380) was md hi aig
found by Mr. StricklandI in the seat of ln,adDga
The four men were formally arrestednih.owdcl
todlay on a wvarrant sworn out by In- ellg( nters
s pector Pulsifer, before Ulnitedl States Mlily~a o
Commissioner Lide, at Or-angeb)urg, in (iIUlyhgl)t
which they were charged with, on or tm.Hwr,o
about November 8, 27, 28 and 29, 1902, ihescaldnth
andl December 14,1, 19 Iandl( 20, break- ugmn,adI
ing in the p)ostoflices at Cameron, Eno- aot'3 nlIIw
roe, Rowesville, Hart sville, 1Hineman,Aloftemnhv
Motoeni atesbu rg and( Renno,adwl aeteI
andl didl take various sums of moneytiealaermn
andl postage stamjps. At all of these ralaed
places, it is alleged that the safes wVere~
broken into andl money taken. Most of
these postoflices are in stores, and( in ~ IO
Imost eases p)ostothice money was taken, AMIRlAT:
together wvith p)rivate funds(l. The post.. ( vilhve60b
oflice inspectors had nothing to (10 withPmaiabu an
B uch robberies as those at Mullins and Oc n )yyu
other p)oints where no postoiice(111 fn at- o aisl i
werec involved. The men werte ar- hu tbc tn
raignedl before Commissioner Lide, who
dleputized Chief D)aly to make the ar- Jnay1t 93
rests, and each of the men was held in
dlefault of $20,000 bonda. They were tkh de
held at p)olice station tonight, andl to- r~ANA
morrow go to the county jail. They Shroloso
will be given thoir preliminary exami- o ebry .C
nation beforo Commissioner Verner, Ofofrcofterei
Columbia. The police dIepartment man- dyo Jnity 9
agedl its end of the line wecll, and the o lcig(ietr
p)ostoflice inspectors arc loud in thteir ato fsc te
praises of Chief Daly for the success. neJfOCt cc
ful manner in which he engineered the poy 1.3 l
mattr, a(l fr th co-peraion ofic Janryector 1Gr
othing and Shoes thrown
first cost, not a few odds
as big a stock of merchandise as
ad to start the season on. I did
in 1902, and I am going to do it
ns for the largest spring business
planted my feet on the Newberry
erry and the surrounding country
per South Carolina, and judging
at flock to my store daily bears me
illed my promise.
)usand Dollars worth of New Em
es, now is your chance. A big lot
ew days for our big January Sale.
gardless of cost, as I don't intend
oods until another season.
TP PRIC ES!
$1.50, to go at 99c.
ts, worth $2.00, to go at $1 .49
cTh . Ahof 1-4 of Ouutin; worth 10c., t-Og at (Qc
Thou w ids uf yards Bed Ticking t, , at 5e.
' 'hiut.vi. I~f yards Feat her Ticking for this sale 11c.
100 dz Monc's Grey Half Hose for this sale 5c pr.
100 d.z La.iis' Black Hose for thi sale 5:.
Ldies' and Children's un
and every pair of odd
a the big sale at cost.
Ladies' and Children's
SH and join the crowds.
Salesladies to wait on
tnd custorners a happy
e in the Carolinas.
nd Thackham. Post- LICt
egory and Howard 10 rI--Gv e4
d itwa a Turous wor TrlioF
ard was presented
was in the case DI0 8 U( (
conviction of How- They have alil k ind of Blread -
e of three years in Patent Bread, Milk Bread1
Inspector Gregory Grahuam Hrund, ( reamn Bread,
ness, and Howard Cap Bread, 1R e Bread,
at sentence andI did Kimme.l Seed Rye Bread,
meeting his neme- Boston Brown J3read.
niother safe-blowing L1argest assortment of fresh, fanucy
Cakes ever shown here. hie'ore.
mn claim that they Orders taken by Telephone and de
while here at gamb- livered free of charge as we have out
boasted of having our new dlelivery wafron.
3here in a single Call and see us, or ring up Phone
ims to have been No. 48.
iurant business, and
1uite sure whether lE . Mey r&S n
gamble for a pas- -----
jei'n More than Half
Hie is a man of
rd is only about 28. the banking business of the
emplendtcounsel United States is done onr
t l)e up gainst ac- capital less than one-thirdl as
anl aruhlarge as the assets of The
Mutual Life Insurance Comn.
Flour ! pany of New York.
)TO SUPPLY TH'Il EOver 6r per ceng. of total bank clearances of c:.
e flour needled now, Clavi"g ough ew. or
Lrels more to rutehi Icombine i capital NewYork CityClearing liouse b;,2
Flour, and if you
h1 price and quahl ty I 3, 20 2,500
HI. COUNTrS Assets The, Mutual J.ife Insurance Co. of New V.
Pomaria, E. C.
's Men'ting Your life insurance policy
!EETING OF~ THif is not p)rotecd by suIch secur
wil heli~~I) it y, unless it is in The Mutual
nt, ati Ne rry Write to-dasy for "Where Shall I Insure?"
3, for th pur rote THlE NIUTUJAL LIFE INSURANCI.
bUsiness as may CM'N FNWYR
ing. Shareholde.rs I4'C"^AJt ^- McCUaDy, President.
"f"c"""li .' HYAI- MUR a118 Colamiba, & 0
CP. PLMK Agmt, uNowory e (
FOR WHICH TO BE THANKFUL!
That's what the woman has who owns
' one of our labor-saving machines.
FOR WHICH TO BE"
-- THANKFUL! i;
That's what thewoman
has who owns a hand
some, durable BUGK
FOR WHICH TO BE*
That's what the man has who pays the W
little fuel bills c.aused by a Buck's Stove.
On the Market.
FOR SALE BY
W. G. Mayes and
Gilder & Weeks.
TO T HE POUND
We give 16 ounces to the pound, down weight,
on all goods sold over our counter.
druggists give apothecary's weight when they sell
Cream of Tartar, Borax, Sulphur, and hnndreds of
other Items sold by the pound.
This is a mistake. We give you Avoirdupois
Weight, sixteen ounces to the pound. The apothe
cary ounce is heavier, but the avoirdupois pound is
heavier by 240 grains, because it contains 16 avoIrdu
pois ounces. You get a 7000-grain pound here of the
finest quality drugs that money and skill can produce.
GILDER & WEEKS,
IIParticular Pharmacists, Corner Drug Store,
Almost every one has discovered that Woote
sells the best goodb for the least money an
We Are Doing the Busjness
Because we sell more goods for same money!
Same goods for less money!
"Ar 0" yo nay raway uniutC upon gettinlg overything you want ina the
Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes,
at the very lowes i ces.
b ot c no s' n pt r It w wt wnl , ai avor to tuake your visit
The Place Where You Get Your Mone. Wor..,
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