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COL" TILLMAN ,PAIJ D
TO SE!'d BAIL.
BETHE HBEARING ON THB APPLICATION CON
WVCLUDBD IN COLUMBIA YBSTBRDAY.
}'Among Affidavits Was One From B. J.
Watson, City Editor the State-Judge
Pope Held Malice in Shooting Was
Evident on the Part of Tillman.
[Special to Herald and News.]
Columbia, February 19, 5.10 p. m. -
Chief Justice Pope today refused to
grant bail to James H. Tillman. Mr.
Justice Pope held that Tillman had
provocation for the killing, but that
there was malice evident.
THE FULL STORY.
Columbia, January 19. -Chief Justice
Y. J. Pope this morning heard the
motion for bail for J. H. Tillman.
At the hearing at Newberry Holtzen
bach, of Edgefield, testified that he had
heard Mr. Gonzales say that he would
make Tillman show the white feather.
This was corroborated by Mr. J. A.
White, doorkeeper in the Senate, who
modified by saying that he did not
know where the man was but that he
hes d the remarks.
'loday the State produced witnesses
to show that White is feeble-minded.
In reply Senator B. R. Tillman and
ex-Treasurer W. H. Timmerman testi
fied as to White's veracity and proper
Answers of affidavits were submitted
by Holtzenbach's neighbors, who swear
his lack of veracity, and the defense
submitted affidavits in reply from Dr.
Timmerman and others.
The prosecution produced affidavits
to show that Tillman was the one who
had made threats, that Gonzales made
no demonstration, and that his hands
were in his overcoat pockets, trumbs
out, and that they had been thrust into
Dr. Lancaster, a legislator from
Sprtanburg, saw Tillman's pistols the
day before the shooting.
In reply was an affidavit from Miss
Roper, a trained nurse of Spartanbuig,
who declared that in attending Mr.
Gonzales' uncle, Captain Elliott, that
she heard Gonzales remark that Tillman
had showed the white feather and heard
>r him speak ill of Tillman.
The prisoner himself presented an
afr-iavit setting forth the editorial at
tacL made upon him in the State news
paper since 1890.
An affidavit was read from C. E.
Black, a railroad man, saying that Till
man had told him that he intended to
kill Gonzales and that Tillman had
showed him the pistol with which he
was goinfg to commit the deed.
Representative Gauze said he had
heard Tillman say that he told his wife
that he didn't know where he wvould
Sboard in Columbia; that it might be in
E. J. Watson, city editor of the State,
-the paper of which N. G. Gonzales wvas
editor, submitted an affidavit in which
he said that Tillman made a request of
~him to tell Gonzales that he (Tillman)
intended to kill him.
Tillman denied all these statements
and again asserted that Gonzales glared
at him and made a move as if to pull a
At 11.30 the readling of aflidavits was
Col. P. H. Nelson led for the defense,
followed by Mr. Andrew Crawvford and
SMr. Bellinger for the prosecution. Col.
~Croft made the concluding argument
~for the defense.
Chief Justice Pope at 4:10 rendered
'a decision declining to grant Tillmnan
Iball and allowv him to p)resent a petition
to any other Judge.
THEIRE WAS SUPPRESSEDl 5MoT'IoN.
Over one hundred p)eop)le hung wvith
Cbreathless attention on the wvords of
the Chief Justice as, with evidently
suppressed emotion, lie announced his
It was the rule of the Court, he said,
in such cases to make no explanation of
the reasons governing the decision.
During eleven years, he said, as shown
by the testimony which has been sub
mitted, the attacks upon Colonel Tfill
man were an ordleal for him to bear
an ordeal almost unpai allelled in South
Carolina. It wvould be hard to believe
undler these attacks malice had not been
imlalnted in that applicant's breast.
Murder is the taking of human life
with malice aforethought. With the
oath of office so recently upon his lips,
Chief Justice Pope said he must (10 his
duty andl decline the application with
Out prejudice to the case of the dlefen
Any Cook Good Enough.
"Clifton" flour makes the sweetest
and most nutritious biscuits that evei
came out of the oven-andl any cook is
a good enough cook to make them. Al
VAlUOS AND ALL ABOUT.
Mrs. E. H. Aull went to Columbia
Judge W. W. Hodges went down to
Columbia on Wednesday.
Rev. S. H. Zimmerman spent a few
days in Columbia this .week.
Dr. G. Y. Hunter, of Prosperity, was
in the city for a few hours yesterday.
Superintendent of Education E. S.
Werts spent last night in Columbia on
Mrs. M. A. Evans returned home this
week after a trip' to Washington and
Major E. E. Rankin, of the Green
ville News, was in the city the past
Miss Sue Dunlap, who has been visit
ing Miss Bessie Gilder, returned yes
terday to her home in Kentucky.
The Newberry Oil Mill, L. W. Floyd,
Manager, is offering for one week only
a special price for cotton seed hulls.
Read his ad.
Mrs. St. Amand 'has had charge of
the West End school for the past few
days, during the absence of Miss Laura
Blease on account of sickness.
On account of the fact that the rooms
could not be heated, the seventh and
third grades of the Boundary street
school were excused for two days this
Mr. Fred Pendleton and brother, of
Virginia, visited friends in Newberry
the past several days, having stopped
over on return from a trip to Florida
with the Virginia Press Association.
Mr. Pendleton is an old Newberry Col-'
lege boy, and his many friends here
were glad to see him.
New Teacher Chosen.
Miss Mattie Hentz, of Walton, has
been elected teacher of the Mnllohon
school, district 53, to succeed Mrs.
Margaret Wright resigned.
Telephone System Changes Hands.
The local telephone system passed
under the management of the Bell
Company on Tuesday. Mr. S. D. Lucas,
the manager of the Columbia system,
came up to Newberry and made the
transfer, placing Mr. Roland G. Spear
man in charge of the system here.
Teachers' Examination Today.
The examination for teachers' certifi
cates will be held today, beginning at
9 o'clock and closing at 5. The white
applicants will be examined in the
office of County Superintendent Werts,
the colored in the court house. No
teacher who does not hold a certificate
is entitled to receive any of the public
Bishop Smith to Lecture.
Bishop A. Coke Smith, of North
Carolina, will lecture in the opera
house on the night of the fourth of
March. The lecture will be under the
auspices of the Woman's Missionary
Society of Central Methodist church,
and the p)roceeds will go to the benefit
of that organization. Tihe subject of
tile lecture will be, "Some New Inno
cents Abroad." The price of admis
sion will be fifty cents, wvith no extra
chlarge for reserved seats.
Bishlop Smith is too wvell known by
Newberry p)eople to needl any introduc
tion in this city, andl it is a source of
pleasure to his many friends that he
wvill be here soon.
Court of General Sessions.
In the Court of General Sessions here
thlis week only one jury case was dis
posed of, and the jurors were dismissed
on Tuesday afternoon.
The suit disposedl of was that of Jno.
W. Bleusse vs. Jno. F. Cromer. It
seems that on Saleday in December
thlese gentlemen hadl a transaction as a
result of which Mr. Beusse secured Mr.
Cromer's mule and Mr'. Cromer Mr
Beusse's mule and fifty dollars. 'The
mule whlichl passed into the hlands
of Mr. B3eusse was afterwards found
to be afilicted in its wvind, and
Mr. B3eusse wvanted damages. TIhe jury
after remaining out for some time
awardled judlgment in the sum of $50.00
to the plaintiff. Mr. Beusse is from
Trennessee, and( is in this State in tile
Lard Expensive and InjurIous.
Lard is not only expensive but in
jurious to tile health when used in
liberal quantities. To make the so-.
called cheapp)atent flours white enough,
the life is all ground out of the flour;
thlen it is necessary to loadl it up withi
lard in order to make it work. This
accounts largely for your heavy bis
cuits and rollIs and your bad digestion.
It takes less than one -half the larid to
wvork "'Clifton'' thlat it does tile cheap
patents, so you not only save more
than the dliffer'ence in price but get a
more hlealthful and( nutitious food prio
duct. hlealth and economiy dictate the
use of '"Clifton.'' For sale by H ays &
McCar'ty and Edward( R. Hlipp.
We would like to ask, through the
columns of your paper, if there 'is any
personi who has usedl Green's A ugust
Flowver foi' the cure of Indigestion,
Dys pepsia, and Liver Tr'ioull that has
nlot beenl ced -andl we also mean their
iresult.s, suc'h as sour' stomaich, fei'men
tation of food, haiitual co(stiveniess,
nerivous5 dyspepsia, hleadacihes, despon
(lent feelings, sleeplessness --in fact,
any trouble !onnlcted( wvith the stom
ach or l iver'? This medicine has been
sold for many1years ill all civilizedl coun
tries, and we wishl t.o corriespond wvith
you andl sendi you one of ouir books free
of cost. if you never triedl August.
F"lower, tr'y a 25 cent bottle first. We
have nlever' knowvn of its failing. If so,
somethling more serious is the matter'
wiuth you. TIhe 25 cent size has just
been introduced tiis year'. Regular'
size 75 cents. A t all dIruggists.
SG. G. GRFXAN, Woodbury, N.J
THE STORM IN THE COUNTY.
Great Wind and Rain-Small Damage
With No Fatalities-Lighter Here
The rain poured down in torrents and
the wind blew great guns in Newberry
on Monday afternoon and night. The
mercury went down and overcoats went
up and the weather is the general topic
It was a storm that swept over the
entire State, being most severe in the
upper and northwestern part. It start
ed Monday afternoon with one of the
hardest rains seen in years. The wind
rose and rapidly gained velocity until
by nine o'clock it had reached a point
between twenty and thirty miles an
hour. By eleven o'clock it was a regu
lar gale, and many were those in this
locality who spent the night in sleepless
anxiety, expecting each moment to see
the roof of the house take its departure
or to be crushed beneath a falling tree.
Reports from different parts of the
state indicate that Newberry suffered a
good deal less than a majority of the
other sections. As will be seen from
reports published elsewhere in this
paper, at Honea Path two young men
were instantly killed, and two others
probably fatally injured. In Aiken
County several children were crushed
to death by falling trees and chimneys.
In this county, so far as can be ascer
tained, there were no fatalities. The
streams were so badly swollen that
some of them could not be crossed, and.
the mail route to Saluda and one or
two others were stopped for a time .
Telegraph and telephone poles fell, and
for a few hours on Tuesday morning
the city had no connection with the out
At Little Mountain the roof of the
new Lutheran church, which was par
tially destroyed by wind some time ago,
was badly damaged. Near Kinards a
tenant house on J. A. Dominick's place
was blown off its pillows. A barn be
longing to C. A. King was blown over,
sti-iking his dwelling house and knock
ing off a portion of one corner.
Throughout the county several small
houses were unroofed,and two or three
chimneys blown to different parts of
the earth. Out at McIntosh heights, a
mile and a half from the Court House,
seventeen large trees were felled in a
very limited area.
The greatest inconvenience suffered
by the people of Newberry County was
from the sudden drop of the mercury.
Until late Monday afternoon the weather
was very mild. Monday was almost a
spring (lay. Tuesday morning the
earth was frozen, and around these
parts the inhabitants thereof. The
wind had not entirely subsided; Tuesdry
and though the sun shone brightly, it
was a raw, cold day. The weather has
moderated somewhat, but it is still cold.
The condition of the roads before the
freeze was terrible. They are now
frozen and travel is about as hard as it
The Storm at Chappells.
Chappells, Feb. 19. -The cyclone
struck this p)lace about four o'clock
Monday afternoon. On the wvest side
of Mrs. F. E. Boazman's p)lantation,
out of a large pine forest there wvas
scarcely a tree left standing. Most of
them were large enough for saw logs.
They wvere either torn up by the roots
or twvisted off from five to twenty feet
above the ground. In this piece of
woods p)robably five hundred trees were
The path of the cyclone at this place
wvas about 150 yards widle. Just as it
got through the woods it struck a negro
house with twvo rooms~ built of logs.
This it instantly~ tore to pieces. There
wvere seven negroes in the house at the
time and it is a miracle that none of
them was hurt. Thence it passed
across the field a little to the right of
Mrs. Boazman's dIwelling, but not far.
enough to miss it entirely. Within
twventy yards of the dIwelling it struck
a frame building inhabited by a negro
woman wvith four small children. All
escaped with a few bruises. Trhe stove
and dining rooms of Mrs. Boazman 's
dlwelling were blown about Len feet off
the p)illows. Besides these several
small houses and many fences in the
path of the wind wvent down. Many
wvindow sash and chinneys were
smashed. Some dlamag') was also done
to negro houses on R. G. Williams'
p)lace and at ,Johnson and Wilk'ms' sawv
mill. TIhis makes f-ne second time a
negro house on the Botuzman place has
been torn to pieces by a cyclone.
The cotton stalks along the way were
strip)ped of every boll. W.
Special sale-For one
week only, beginning
Monday, February 23,
and closing Saturday,
February 28, at 25 cts.
per hundred pounds.
Strictly cash at
NEWBERRY OIL MILL
L. W. Floyd, Mgr.
I. 0. 0. F
PULASKI LODGE NO. 20.
lEI Vl' IClY -'llDA Y NIGII I
.. a t o 3 0 lo t ,heir baiI l at t
Graded Schiool buiiling V'isitors cor
.1. MI GUJINN, N. G
BACHMAN CAPBL LETR.
T. J. W. Writes Interestingly on Union
There is an epidemic of soremouth in
our school, and we have finally become
a partner with the children.
The mincks had a big hot supper at
Mrs. Amanda Bridges, a few nights
ago-they killed fourteen chickens in
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Hunter moved
last week from Long Lane into Mr.
Thos. L. B. Epps' residence.
Mr. George Richardson and family
have moved from the Newberry Cotton
mill to near his old home place.
Our old friend, S. A. Rikard, of Lung
Lane, was with us for the past two
It seems that -nothing would do our
friend, Representative Aull, butkto go
down on record in favor of the Child
Labor Law. While we feel quite sure
he is wrong,.yet we believe that he is sin
cere in his way of thinking. Mr. Aull
is a public spirited man, and heldoesn't
believe in standing still.
Mrs. H. R. Epps, who has spent the
past few weeks with her daughter,
Mrs. S. A. Rikard and family, returned
home last Sunday.
Well, it has rained and rained. We
have had very few days of sunshine
since Christmas. But the weather is
all right. When it is wet we ought
not to fret. The man who must depend
on muscular power for his support has
had a pretty tough time for the past
two months. But there is no need of
repining, for where there's a will
there's a way. Tomorrow the sun may
be shining, although its cloudy today.
lion. E. H. Aull has made a noble and
manly fight in the Legislature for what
we conceive to be one of the most im
portant measures that confront the peo
ple of South Carolina today, and especi
ally Newberry County. That is a mcas
ure to improve the condition of our pub
lic highways. This is a matter that
needs careful consideration, and one in
which everybody is or should be inter
ested. There is no doubt that the plow
man is the driving wheel to all other
industries of the world. The products
of the field must be carried to market.
and they must go there over the pub
lic highways. We haven't seen the or
iginal copy of Mr. Aull's Good Roads
Bill, but we are inclined to think that
he made a mistake in asking the right
to issue bonds-- not only for road pur
poses, but for any other purpose. We
believe it is too much to ask the people
to vote all at once an amount of bonds
sufficient to build good roads. So much
of the State's money has of late been
misappropriated that the people have
become indignant at the very thought
of taxation, and it is a very easy mat
ter to bring about discontent by men
tioning high taxation for long
period. I heartily agree with Mr.
Aull that taxation is the only way
by which we will ever accomplish
anything in the improvement of our
public roads, and it is the right
and the equitable mode. But I dIon't
believe it to be good p)olicy to ask for
too much at once. If Mr. Aull had
left off the bond q1uestion1 and asked for
one and a half mill levy an all prop)erty
as a road fund we believe lhe wvould
have come nearer getting such a imeas
ure through, and then in a fewv years
when the p)eople began to derive the
good that would have come from this
amount thefe would have been no troum
ble to get them to vote a sufficient
amnount of bonds. At all events, we
congratulate Mr. Aull upon his manly
effort along this line, and the p)eople
can rest assured that he will continue
to p)ersevere in this direction.
Misses Ida and Florence Kiniard, of
West End, sp)ent last Saturday night
with their brother, G. W. Kinard.
Quite a storm p)revailed in this sec
tion last Monday eveninig. The rain
fell in torrents for almost an hour and
the streams were very much swollen.
The coldl wave is now upon us Where
iN the grc'md hlog man?
February 18, 1903. T1. J. W.
Letter to W. C. Tyree.
Dear Sir: Your business is, wvhen a
house burns dlown, to give the owvner
some money to build a new one. It is
a good Lisiness. Queer that the wvorld
got cui so long without it.
We paint the one that burnt dlownl
and the new one too. What is bet ter,
we paint the one that dlon't burn down.
You insure the houses that burn; we
ir.sure the houses that (Ion' t. You have
the ashes and smoke; all the houses are
We paint Lead and Zinc; D)evoe. We
sell the p)aint to p)ainters; we dlon't
Lead and oil is the old-fashion paint.
D)evoe is ztine gr'oundl in with the lead
and( linseed oil; the best paint in the
wvorldl; and( the cheapest , because it
takes fewecr gallons than mixed paints
and it we(ars twice as long as lead and
oil. Nobody wants pioor paint; the(re's
lots of it, though, in the world.
A. M. G4riffen, Plainfield, N. .J. , writes:
Mr. A aron H iggins, of P'lainfield,
always uisedl 15 gallons of mixed paint
for his house. Last Spring he b)oughlt
15 gallons of D)evoe and had 41 gallons
left. Yours truly,
F. WN. D)evoe & Co.,
New stock of Wall Paper' at Woo
I I YOUlf IIATl BEGINS TO LoOK
.worn or you have grown ti red of it
brmg it to
The Riser Millinery Co.
We can ma.ke a new one out of it with
.very littl osnt to you.n
Wood for sale, back of James F.
Todd, any way you want it.
Large or small. Apply to
J. M Dowd.
G OGTO J. P. COOK FOR CHEAP
NORSALE.--Eleven acres of land in
L Prosperity. For information ad
dress, Wallace Bruce, Camden, S. C.
MONEY TO LOAN-We negotiate
loans on improved farm lands
at seven per cent. interest on
amounts over one thousand dollars,
and eight per cent. interest on amounts
less than $1 000. Long time and easy
payments. hunt, Hunt & Hunter,
W ILL DYE FOR YOU. YOU WILL
learn some day that it pays
you to let us dye that old suit for you
or clean and press it. All work is
guaranteed to be first class. Thousands
of satisfied customers will tell you so.
We are not playing for your dollars
only; we are playing for the future too.
Come and test the truth of our talk.
The Newberry Laundry.
Relating to Carrying
Deadly Weapons, Va
He it ordained by the Mayor and
Aldermen of the Town of Newberry in
Council assembled and by authority of
Section 1. It shall be unlawful for
anyone to carry about the person with
in the corporate limits of the Town of
New berry, whether concealed or not, any
pistol less than 20 inches long and three
pounds in weight; or to carry concealed
about his or her person a dirk, sling
shot, metal knuckles, razor, or other
deadly weapon usually used for the
infliction of personal injury. Any per
son violating this section shall be
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and
upon conviction thereof be fined in a
sum not exceeding one hundred dollars,
or imprisoned, with hard labor, or such
labor as they may be able to perform,
upon the streets and other public works
of said Town, for a period not exceed
ing thirty days. Provided, That this
Section shall not apply to peace oflicers
in the actual discharge of their duties,
or to persons while on their own prem
Section 2. All persons wandering
from place to place within the corpo
rate limits of the Town of Newberry
without any known residence, or resid
ing in saidl Town, who have no visible
or known means of gaining a fair, ,just
and reputable livelihood; or suspicious
persons going about, within the corpo
rate limits of said Town swaping and
bai lering horses (without producingt a
certificate of his or their good behavior
signed by a Magistrate of the County
from which said person last came) ; all
keepers of gaming tables, faro ban'ks,
or other banks or devices whatsoever
used for gaming known under any other
denominations, within the corporate
limits of said Town; also all persons
who lead idle or disorderly lives within
the corporate limits of said ''own; like
wise all persons within the corporate
limits of said Town not following some
handicraft, trade or profession, or not
having some known or visible means of
livelihood, who shall be able to work;
all fortune tellers for fee or reward,
and all sturdy beggars who ply their
avocation or come within the corporate
limits of said Town, shall be deemed
vagrants; and u)on conviction thereof
be deemed gnilty of a misdemeanor,
and shall be fined in a sum not exc'eed'.
mng oine, hundred dlollars, or be imp)ris..
onedl with hard labor, or such labor as
they may be able to p)erform, upon01 the
streets and other p)ublic works of said
Town for a pleriod not exceeding thirty
Done and ratified under the corporate
seal of tihe TownofNwry
[Ls]South Carolina, thisSentnh
dlay of February 1903.
.JNO. W. EAR HA RDT~
Taos. 0. STEWART, Mayor.
C.&T. T. C. N.
To Amiildu 8ccioni 17 of Challter 2, "Ro
1ati11g to Licoilso" of the Rcilsed Uodi
ficationl of the Laws of the Towii of
Newberry, South Carolina.
Be it ordained b)y the Mayor and Al
dermen of the Town of Newberry in
Council assembled and by authority of
Section 1. That Sec tion 17 of Chapter
2 of the Revised Codification of the
laws of the Towvn of Newberry South
Carolina, as ratified on the 22md (day of
D)ecember, A. 1). 1900, be, and the same
.s hereby amendled by inserting after
the word " 'feed'' and before the word
''stable'' on the second line thereof,
lie words '"01 sales,"' and by inserting
after' the word ''horses'' and be fore the
word( "'any"' on the 7th line thereof the
wo(rds '"And aIll other persons, compa
nies or corplor'ationls wvho shall other
wvise engage in hir'ing or letting for
compensation any horses or mules, or
who shall otherwise use any horse or
mutlei for hire or pubIllic emnployment,
withim the corporuiate limits of saidl town,
shall pay an annual license tax, in adl
vance, of Tlwenty-five D)ollars for each
horse or' mule so hired or let,"' so that
said section as so amend(edl shall r'ead as
'Section 17. The propr'ietor 01 pro
prietors of each livery or' feed or sale
st able within the corpJorate l imits of
the Tlown of Newberry, S. C.X, shall
pa~y an annual heicense of Tlwenty five
I.o llars in adlvance. All other persons
who carry pJassengers for hire shall pa~y
ani annual license of Tlwo and 50-00
Dollars foi' each one-horse conveyance,
andl li ve IDollars for each con veyance
dra'Iwn by two or' mior'e horses. And all
of her per'isons, companies or corpor'a
tions who shall otherwise engage in
hiring 01r letting for' compensation any
horse's 01' mules, 01' who shall otherwise
usne any horse or' mule for hire or pub
lic employment, within the corplor'ate
limts of said1 TIown, shall pay an annual
lieense tax, in advance, ofi Twenty-five
D)ollars for' each horse or mule so hired
or lot.. Any.person convictedl of violat
ing this section shall be fined not more
than twenty dollar::, or be imprisonedl
not mor'e than thirty days."
iection 2. That saidl Section as herein
amended shall be of force and effect
from and after the (late of this ordi
D)one andl ratified under' the corpor'ate
seal of the Town of Newbherry,
[in.. s. j South Carolina, this seventeenth
(lay of F"ebruairy, A. D). 19103.
J1. W. ICARIHARDT,
Tfuos. 0. S'TawArT, Mayor.
C. & T. TF. C. N.
IT WILL BE
TO YOUR INTEREST
TO COME AND BUY
Etc., Etc., Etc.
Of Us Now.
We Are Making Special
Prices And Giving Special
BLANKETS AT COST TO CLOSE OUT.
Come and See Us,
C. & G.S . MOWER CO.
NE W GOODS
JUST ARRIVED IN
Dress Goods, Madras, Ginghams, Percales,
Soirette, Lace Novelties, Fancy Damask,
Mercerized Chambry, Etc., Etc., Etc.
All the above in Color-s and White.
We have many "Odds and Ends" in our
"Brought Over" Goods that we are selling
Blankets, Overcoats, and all Winter Goods
are being sold extremely low-really less than
New stock ladies' and men's Red Golf Gloves
Butterick Fashion Books and Patterns are
ready. Come to
The Place Where You Get Your Money's Worth.
Ginger Ale !
On the Market.
W. G. Mayes and
Gilder & Weeks: