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fc: . \ Py '<&3K . wmmmmmmmmtmtaKsmacamsamtmmmaBtmcmmcmaeaaBmtBMk The Fress and Banner! By HUGH WILSON. Wednesday, April 16,1890. ? tft Prohibition Failures. It Is often telegraphed over the country that prohibition has failed at this or that place. Jtj Is extremely hard to enforce the law so as to J please the auti prohibitionists, but we have never heard of their claiming that "high license" was a failure. In Abbeville we had low license. Then we had prohibition, and that didn't suit at all. It was then claimed that high license was the r?,.??,? oviis of which the prohi-1 unionists complained. We have now liail three months of "high license,"andif.it Is An/better than low license, wo have failed to discover it. The fact if, we do not believe that anybody has ever thought of gouging his drink by the amount of the license. We do not believe that any drinker has given himself the least concern about the license. The bars are now more attractive than ever, and if we are to believe our senses, t there is as much drunkenness iff Abbeville to. day as there ever wns under low license. The habitation of the editor of the Press unil Banner Is on the public square, and we believe that we saw and heard more evidences of drunkenness last Sunday than we saw and heard during the whole of the lirst three months of last year. High license, in so far as It Is promotive 01 sobriety, is, we believe, the deadest failure of any scheme that was ever presented to any pt-ople. License Is license, and the prohibitionist who thinks high license a fair settlement of hrs conviction, is simply mistaken. The depot agent at Abbeville thinks there - -* -I. ...I.l.bovtlllll.l has been twenty nines us mucu ~...r , ped to Abbeville this year, as was shipped t<? the corresponding time last year, saying nothing of the heavy shipments of beer this year. m -<*? In This the Way to Kuforve the Law ? fir The reading of adroit night retreats of Sheriffs from their own jails with priscuers. against whom public feel lug was strong lias become monotonous, and we think It about time for the State to defend its prisoners. The law should be openly enforced day and night. Read the following letter, which is not only an official condemnation of the peopleof Lexington, but an open and frank admission that the officers of theStateurc Incompetent to ejforce the law: j?,v "Columbia, S. C., April 10,18K0. Geo. S. Draf:s, Sheriff, Lexington, S. : "Dkak Silt?Upon the strong recommenda tlou ol Judge Wallace, I have respited the urlsoncr, Willie Leaphart, until May !), and have entrusted I lie delivery iojuuui mvnspite to Mr. G. T. Graham, the bearer 01 this-. \ou will convey the prisoner as soon as practicable to tills city, and deliver him for safe keeping to Sheriff Rowan, of .this count}. 1 look to you for the safety of the prisoner, and expect you to take all precautions to preserve the profoundest secrecy in this matter, and to remove the prisoner to-night, if practicable, at such an hour and in such manner as will avoid all suspicion even of the proceedings. Assured of your promptness and ability, I am very truly yours, gC "J. p. Richardson, iinvemor of Mouth Carolina. ?? Why should the Governor send to Lexington for the prisoner, with instructions to his trusted officer to keep his mission n profound secret? In our humble opinion the Governor should have sent after the prisoner iii day light, aud if necessary, the constable should have had the millila of the State to protect him, and enforce the law. We have no doubt that the affidavit which moved Judge Wallace to make his recommendation, If presented to the people, would have satisfied them of the correctness of ills course and prevented the expression of so much in dlgnation. Sheriffs who a low assassins to open theli Jails and take prisoners at will, should be punished for lack of fidelity to their trust. The Governor has since returned the prisoner to Lexington. The Sixth Plnnk. The Charleston World publishes with seeming endorsement, the following plank of the Shell Convention : "(>. We demand that the school districts in the various counties of thest;?to shall be as nearly square as practicable, aud of an area to allow one white and one colored free school In - , each district, and that the school trustees be ticeieu lusit-jiu ui uftiuimvu. We are already governed too much by the school law. The people themselves know better than anybody else, where the scliool houses ought to be built. We say, put the school houses where they nre needed. The people know their own business better than do a lot of petty tyrants, either at the Court Hou*e towns are In ColVf;. umbia. The rights of the people have been trampled on more, and greater tyranny has been practiced in this department of the government than In any other?or It looks so to us. Let the people locate the school houses. Mostof them have sense enough to tell where a scliool bouse would suit them best. m m ? Mantled by ft Train. A very serious and deplorable accident oc curred at the depot, on Friday night last, about 10o'clock. Ben Perry; eldest son 01 Trial Justice K. W. Ferry, a lad about lUjyears of aire, la company with some of his com rades, was playing near the depot, and, as usual, was trying to ride on all tlie trains and wiille walking uear tlic track stepped on a stone, twisted ills ankle, and tell under the moving train, which mangled his right leg and lacerated hi* left oue.?Summerville Xcivs. If the boys are not kept away from the Ab beville depot, we uiny have a similar notice to publish of gome of them. Let parents be warned. The People are Mucli Pleased. The new train on the main line and the extra trips over the C. & (?. road will bo Of great accommodation to the traveling public. All with whom wo have talked on the subject are delighted with the arrangement. Many passengers would have availed themselves of the trahi last Sale Day, if they had known it. We trQst that the railroad company will hold on to the present schedule long enough to give the experiment a fair trial. Mubkell, tho escaped and condemned murderer of Yonce, in Edgelicld, was recaptured last week in a hole under his father'.house, lie is now in Jail at Columbia. The Courts are asked to save his neck, and, if we judge the present by the past, they will find some loop-hole by which the convicted murderer may set at least a new trial. The people of .south Carolina ha\e reason to be grateiul to Judge Wallace in refusing ball to George S. Turner. When our Courts refuse to show special favors to the privileged class, crime will decrease In this Slate. A NEW SIDE TRACK. A Loner Xeetlod Improvement to lie Made at our Kallroad Depot. We learn that the ltailrond cutfioniies nave determined to run a side track up to the oil mill. The corner of the hill next to the depot will be cut oft, and the track run out below the depot,. . This side track will be of inestimable value to the customers of the road in giving splen-j did opportunities for pelting their heavy; freight directly ftoin the car. The new side track lias been needed for' many years, and we are s:lad to see that 1'ies- ; id#nt McBee will not only give us more trains, hut will also give us better accommodations lor our freight. The sidetrack will he a good investment for the reason that it will be less trouble to get freight from the cars, and being less trouble, will prevent the transfer of busInesBto the new road, which would be eeitain toga there, if the needed side track Js not made. All Over Lace Net Flouncing* In pret-: ty designs. Something new for the seasou. K. M. Hoddon d Co, , 1 , > :y - ' ; HONOR TO JUDGE WALLACE - NO BAIL' FOR GEORGE S. TURNER. i . j Tin' Combat uliicli Tumor liud ^oue. willi Alacrity, So meet, living Opened. lie Killed Finscr?X?( inj Sudden ((uiirrcl, Inil I'pou a I'ro- | existing Declared Intention to do so?Thin is Murder."* The law-abiding citizens of South Carolina will lhank Judge Wallace for liis brave and courageous discharge of duly in refusing bail to GcorgeS. Turner, the murderer. If all of our Judges would adopt the same line of official conduct fewer men wltli money and inllnentiul friends would Join the ranks of murderers, or else more of them would sutler for their crimes. While wo do not think any judge in South Carolina is corrupt, yet the uniform leniency and extreme courtesy which the neneh has paid to red handed murderers has done mucli to foster a disregard for human life. Many murdcrcis in South Carolina are indebted to the Bench for that leniency which might well shock the public mind in other commonwealths of the Union. Even Colonel .Tones of Kd^ellcld finds a friend in the Court which should punish him. If there is a department of this Govern, mont which deserves nn awakening to a sense of duty in the proper discharge of a public trust, we think that department is tlie judiciary in the matter of granting easy ball to men with the smell of blood yet on their garments. It the Judges tvill do their duty?the Jury If honestly drawn, will do their duty. II not honestly drawn, then thejury commissioner should be lynched on the spot. While on this subject we would say that we believe no jury commissioner who proposes to act fairly, should draw any Jury without having the presence of witnesses who can certify lo his fidelity and honesty of act in the discharge of the highest duty. The following i? the decision rendered by Judge Wallace: "The defendant, George S. Turner, is defnin.-il bv tli(*Slici'it)'on a charge of lite lUlir der of I'M. Finger. 'This Is a motion for the discharge of Turner on bail. "It appears, from llic written testimony submitted to me, that Turner aud Finger entertained feelings of hostility towards cacii other that grew out of an illicit connection between Turner and an unmarried sister 01 Finger. This hostility was expressed by threats by cacii that he would kit! the other, itnd ttie-e threats were communicated to each by persons to whom they were made. "On the duy of the homicide Finger passed alonx the road near Ihe place of business 01 Turner, and, on seeing Turner, called to him in tones and words o( defiance, and asked him to come to the road "if lie wanted anything." Turner responded in similar tones and went to the road, where, after a few mutual words of (ieliancc, a pistol in the hands of Finger was discharged, followed quickly by auother discharge of the same pistol. Tills latter report was immediately' followed bj the discharge of a pistol in the hands ot Turner, by which Finger was mortally wounded and died in a few moments. "Fiotn the view I take of the etrect of the testimony submitted to me, it is immaterial whether Finger's pistol wus discharged at Turner or not. Finger was armed. He sought a combat with Turner on a pre-exislng grudge. To his Invitation, Turner, also armed, promptly responded, having previously made threats to kill him. It is manliest that each desired the combat and Intended to make it mortal. While Finger was handling his pistol, obviously intending to use it in the combat he had sought, it was discharged and Hie actual combat thus opened, which resulted in his death. Whether it was aimed al Turner or not is not material. The combat which Turner had gone, with alacrity, to meet, being opened, he killed Finger?not in sudden quarrel, hut upon a pre-existing de V;iiUVU 1 II U-liblUll IU UU .>u. liurt is IIHUUI J. "The motion is therefore refused. "\V. II. wai.i.ack." gkatifyinu. ' It Is truly gratifying," says the Union Time.*, -'to tlnd tlie Circuit Judges of the State setting their faces as Hint against the popular hut morbid sentiment that murderers and those who commit other heinous crimes should he allowed to go at large under bonds ordinarily much below what the nature ol the crime appeared to demand. This Is the second ease in which Judge Wallace has shown the sternness of his cnaracter in the discharge of his high duties ..ml his diregard of public clamor or sentiment when the gjod of society and the dictates ot his own conscience were opposed to admitting criminals to bail." THE BURNT TOWN OF HODGES. The liiisincsM Men Actively at Work :?> \c? <luartei'K. mid Still IIoi>eliil or a lirlcht Future. Hodges,S. ('., April l.j, ISM. The town looks like a shorn lambsit.ee the lire, but the wool has begun to grow and the lamb will ere the leaves begin to fall be again robed In the warmth ol new colors more bright, and perhaps more beautiful, and the commercial pasture will bloom in richei trass. This Is foreseen in the nimble, elastic movement of theentorprlHui^ merchants who have already emerged from behind the smoky cloud of misfortune, and have gone twinkling into business in lesser orbR than belore, but with a greater brilliance. Not a murmur passes from the determined business men, who have been hit this heavy hlow In such u dull season. No, they move off in a new ca i i'ci, aav iug nj c dujuivc aiiu uauco ui iuu> wu* tlagration ns a mere punctuation point In the paragraph of their business experience. Before the smoke had ceased to curl its way into the floating April clouds, those interested were hustling around for store rooms, which were hardly available. Hut necessity Is not lastidious and is a brave?though unpleasant ?companion that lends one out of the darkest and toughest slough.and she threw outlier "white wings" and opened up the misty avenue that led Simmons Bros, to an abbreviated store room in the old Ca-^on building; J. W. Emerson and Connor & Co., occupy "curtailed" rooms in the old modern building on the right of the public well. Thus it will be seen that llodges is not goiug into lethargy. She is wide-awake and the wide-awake young men who have lost so heavily say they made it by energetic strides and know they can come again. Ten years ago they were all poor men. They came lo Hodges, entered business, made money and to-day, amid the ruins of their labors for a decade, loom upas ma; tyrs?as stainless as any who ever stood behind the counter. Mr. Herman King, jeweler, who occupied a window in ttie store room of Simmons Bros, losiall he had. But he has tool' up residence witli his mother, three miles from town. He has only been married a short while. He is a good workman, a high-toned young man and ocsiucs nisjeweiry uunnew, is u good uookI keeper. Any one wishing to employ u nood young mun would do well to correspond with him. Mr. Jim Mellwnine, the affable postmaster, rustled his institution immediately into the Racket Store, where lie is now smilingly articulating the monosyllables, "yes" ami "no." and of course rending, according to law, the postal cards. Mr. Tinsloy, who conducted the boarding house in the second story ot the Lowrance building, with ids family, is at present comfortably quartered in the home ot his son, William, about three miles from town. Air. I'insley lost everything he hail, amounting to more than a thousand dollars and being in advanced.years it Is certainly lamentably areat. lie hopes to be able soon again toserve the public from his table. Mr. Yancey M. Martin, railroad a^ent, with his wife and 111 tie baby boy, Charles, arc domiciled at the home of his lather. Mr. \V. (J. Martin,one mile from town. Hcand his family boarded in theTinslcy Hotel,and narrowly escaped. His loss goes above live hundred dollars He had just furnished his room with a handsome $75 set of furniture. Among his other losses were two handsome gold watches ?one of them being a gift from his grandfather, Mr. 'I'. V. Martin, which he prizes above nil iiis other uoods. Ills little Charles is just as bright and pretty as the dew drop on the rose. Anion* the incidents of the lire, while there are many, we shall Just mention this one, and .i li i*i ir 111 f?r. tllOM* ll'iirlliV itw*ir1r*nt ?i rtttrm rc ! % tlic cliroiiiciecl heroism of woman's bravery :i> mo town. During the heat of the fire, when dyspeptic men drew away from tinHume wlili their hat held up as a shield against its heat, two young Indies braved their way through the smoke und entered the store of Simmons Bros, and began, with the smoothness ami piecision of veteran llretnen, to toss the goods from the shelves to the street, one standing upon the counter handing to the other who stood with hands ever ready to receive the article and send it spinning into safety. Miss Mamie Hodges and Miss [.on Simmons are our heroines. Mr. r^owranct', of Columbia, will immediately erect two commodious store rooms. Mr. T. J* Kills will rebuild also. It Is thought all ihe stores will be rebuilt with perhaps a number of new ones. Mis. Anna Graham, relict of tholate Albert Graham, died on Sunday morning. She has long been a sutlerer from consumption. She was a good woman, one of those amiable, sympathetic and pious persons whose presence Is sunshine. The friends of Mr. Courtney AlcUee will re;;rct to learn that lie is at home and Is the vlutim of consumption. J2. H. f?. If you want a beautiful lap robe at small cost we can supply you, P. Kosenberg & Co. Don't fall to read P. ltoscn berg ?fc Co's advertisement, D Is of Interest to all, * maaBBmmmaammmmammmmmmmmmmmtmmmam? IE. KING FIRES A SHOT. # HE EXPLAINS HIS VOTE ON THE ABBEVILLE LIQUOR BILL. Letter.* of Fellow-Members In Reference to the (t?c<itioii at Issue? ]len<I and Satisfy Yourself as to the Facts. Editor Prexx and Banner. In Mr. Mraytfon'a article on the "Abbeville Whiskey Law" in your Issue. March 19, he seems to plucc all of the responsibility for the passage ?r Mint act on Waller and myself. Saving that If we had "lilted a linger to kill I It?it never would have become a law." I will give you my understanding as to who was responsible for the passage of the act. Primarily the people of Abbeville village? they by petitioning the General Assembly almost unanimously for the privilege of LIcensing Bur Rooms. Tho members who had ciiaige of the bill were determined It should not tail. They Introduced the bill In both houses on the same day so if one failed for want of time the oilier could be taken up. Mr. Henet introduced the bill in the House. It was referred to the judiciary commiiti-e of which Mr. Beuet was a member. He reported on It favorably tor Ihe committee. It should have been referred to the Abbeville delegation for consideration, which was the usual course with such bills. I never heard of the petition until Dec. 19, when Mr, Benet handed it to Mr. Waller to present to the House. The bill had already passed the Senate at that time, Senator Hemphill making an earnest speech in behalf of the Bill. I had at least two conversations with Mr. Benet in reference to this bill. I told him it would cre? .......i final irnntili* in Abbeville Coun ty If It was made h Ihw. Mr. Henet replied by saying thathe would assume ihe responsHiill ty. I Haiti to Mr. Benetlam opposed to high license; 1 lull li It was right to sell whiskey under any circumstances. It was not right to liscrlmiuaie against a poor man, who could not pay the license. In favor of a rich man who could, and 1 sliil say so. The conversa lion I had with .Mr. Frank Gary was before the passage of the bill. He was urging me to support the bill, saying the people of Abbe ville village would not vote for me unless I supported the bill. I said to him nooneatthe village had ever claimed to vole for me except Eugene Gary. As to the convesation In Mr. Graydon'soffice on thelstJanuary.Isald I could easily explain myself and If Mr. Graydon had not been so abrupt I would have explained myself by telling him I had voted against theblil Up tothat.iimelhud told nuin ijers of people how I had voted. See certificates ol T. (,\ Lipscomb and Editor .Prwand Banner. .Mr. Graydon says I seemed-very indignant ai him for publishing letters received from members of the I.eglslatuie. I assure him I am O', I have not done anything I wish to hide. If ho will lemember 1 wrote him a few days belore he published Ills letter that I had no ill will at him or any one else about the matter. Now, as to Mr. J. J. Lomax saying I told him I had voted for the bill. He Is certainly mistaken. I have only seen him ouco since the adjournment of the Legislature. That was the Urst evening ot the January Court. I Had Just had an Interview with Messrs. Graydon, Henet and others about the Abbeville Whiskey Law when I met him. ile simply misunderstood what 1 was saying. I append certificate of Mr. NV. L. Dukes, every word ol which is true. I have a letter from the lady who whs in the olHce at the time saying she heard ine say In the presence of Mr. Lomax that I had voted against the hill. She Is will ing for me to publish it, but I will not doso ai tills titi.e. 1 have not seen Mr. J. J. Lomax since I left him In Ihe post office. As to the final passage ol"llie bill, itwasiate Saturday night, or rather Sunday morning 01 Dec. 22. with not more than fifty members in (lie House, if that. After the bill was ret*. J the second liuie Mr. Waller asked me If 1 hear a liovv he hud voted; I answered yc.?. I said to liiin I heard you were going to call the oye> and noes 011 that bill, lie (Mr. Waller) said that is all right. I will call the ayes and noes on the final passage of the bill. He said farther that If we mil the ayes and noe* (o-uiglit we will lose the larger part of the Legislation of the whole session, as there is not a quorum present. When the Kill came up for a third reading on Monday I was not In (lie House. On the vote being put after the second reading I heard a number of noes. Mr. Simon's turned his head to one side smiled and looked at Mr. Waller, and said the ayes have it. Mr. Henet and Mr. Frank Gary say they did not hear a single noe vote. Messrs. Peurlfoy, Veldfli, McKissIck, Watson, Waller, and myself say there were votes against the Bill. Mr. Wllborn says there was a division of the Abbeville delegation. Now. I leave ltto the public to say who was mistaken. There was no chance to defeat the Bill after It passed the Senaic a6 the House was strongly anti-prohibition as the Journal will show. Where delegations were solid from a county in favor of prohibition It could be carried, but ir ihoii u'oro rtlvlrtofl tlii? nnti-nrohibitioulsts always prevailed The Hill to make Union wet was a Hair test, (page "ilii H. J. 1888) will show how the vote stood. Benct and Graydon on the side of whiskey, Waller and King ou the other. In that Bill there was a large petition from the town of Union against the Bill headed by the wile of one of the members who favored the Bill. There were eloquent speeches for and I against It. Country member speaking against Bill?town member In favor cf It. The Bill was parsed by a vote of thirty-nine to sixtytwo In favor <>f Bill, which was a fair position of the House on the whiskey question. The stale prohibition Bill was deieated by about the sainc vote. Mr. Orayuon voted on the )conee Bill to deny the people the right to vote, whether whiskey should be sold In the couuly or not, (see H. J. 1SS8 pageSSW). It was utterly Impossible to defeat the Abbeville liiquor Bill. It was sustained by a large petition and by four popular members from the CJourt House where the whiskey was to be sold. Tlie sentiment of the House was la favor of granting license where (he delegation was divided, especially s-o If the delegation from the town to be effected by the sale of liquor was in favor of .license. 80 far as I remember that was the rule In every case during the last two sessions. Mr. Fowler's letter which you publish to day drew my attention to a fact I had not noticed before, that out of thirty-one lawyers voting on the Union Whiskey BUI thirty voted for license and only one against. I also ask you to publish some letters I ho ve received from members of the General As cemuiy wno KUUW my position uu mt: nquui question. You will see by these letters and the records that my position was well dcflnod on the liquor que*tlon and at least one of the letters is very positive as to how I stood on the Abbeville Liquor Bill. You will see by tlie facts I have presented, and the letters 1 send you whoever else was responsible for the passage of the act, I am not. I leave it to the peopleofAbbevllleCount.y say who is responsible. If 1 uave commited a wrong in this matter it is against myself In not having ray vote recorded, bat perhaps it was ihe best lor the count)' that I did not, as through this agitation the cause of prohibition has been advanced, and no doubt will be the ouusc of settling the whiskey question In the county for the future. Truly yours, James N. King. I certify that I was at Abbeville C. H., on the tlrsi.duy of the January Court. I met Jas. N. King late In the alteruoon on the public square; he asked me to go to the post office with him, on the way to the office he was.teliing me about an interview he had just had with Messrs. lienetaud Gray don and Gary in reference to Ihe Abbeville Liquor Law. Near the entrance to the post office we came up with Mr. J. J. Loraax. Mr. King spoke to him and asked if he lmd Just arrived in town Mr. Loraax said no he had been here all day. Mr. King suld I have not seen vou before, Mr. King then introduced me to Mr. Lomax and all tbree of us entered tlie post office together Mr. King went on talking about Mr. Graydon and others trying to buldoze him into saying ?o vntoil fnp I ho Kill f hMflnl Mr. I?lmr say positively that he had voted against the Bill titid it was hard for him to do so as there was such a large and respectable petition in favor of the Bill and a very small one agaiust it both being from the town. Mr. Lomax suld lie hud voted for prohibition, but it did not prohibit Mr. King says no it seems not. Mr. King than turned and spoke to a lady in the olticc who had a little ehild with her. He played w ith tiie child a few moments he then wont with ta stranger to me), to the reur end of ollice talked with him a few moments then relumed to me and we left the ollice together. 1 aiu sure Mr. King had no farther conversation with Mr. Lomax at that time. W. L. Dckks. Mannvij.lk, S. C? March, 3, 1890. _ JIun. J. A*. King, Ninety-Six, H. U . My L)j-:au Silt? Your communcalion of 2.5 Hit., received. I am sorry thut I can't give an account of liow you voted on tlie "Abbeville Liquor Hill," but my impicssion is that you aiwiiy* voted for the cause oi Icmpci anoe, and against ferai.ting of license whether high or low. lleitiu that you and I vo'.ed togeUnr on whiskey bills had you voted ior the Abbeville bill no doubt my attention would have been altract'.-d as you would, by sodoiug, be leav IIIK UU (MU UVUICII Yours very truly, II. G. Shaw. Jonksvi i.i.k, Union Co. S. March 15, 1s90. Hon. J. y. Kitty* ninety tsijc, a. V: . Dkah Sir?I received yours In reference to the Abbeville Liquor fill 1,1 have been studying it over and cannot remember. You ilo not say in your letter which side you voted on, and I am glad you did;not because it leaves me free lioinj the censure of being coached. I do not remember as I have staled above how you voted. Iam inclined to think t||al yon voted ngaipjit whiskey hecause I noticed the tanners and their fnenite that, sat near me, and I think I would have noticed it it'your vote'had of'been on the whiskey side. As to the lawyers, I set them down on the whiskey side and did not notice which way they voted on the whiskey questions like i did the countrymen or those of other professions. ^ ours respectfully, G. B, Fowi.kh. IlAViitJWVIW.K, S. C'., Fob, 2, lti:K). ilf. J. N. King: Deak Fuiknh?Yours of Feb. 2-1. received and contents noted ; was glad to hear from you but was sorry to hear of your (rouble, know that you have always voted against I whiskey for you recollect that was tbe poci-1 tlon that I always took, but I did not vote ? either way when the Bill In question for there ] were two petitions-one for It and one against. If I had voted either way I would have voted' no, but the Bill was passed late at night. I do not know positively how you voted upon this bill, but know you always voted against liqaor, but could not say positively how you voted upon this bill,'.but I think you voted no. Wish I could give you a more definite answer, butl cannot. Was truly sorry to hear of Dr. Stroms death. He was a good man. Your true friend, D. B. Peurikoy. Columbia, S. C.. April 3, 1890. Hon. J. iV. Kino, Ninety Six, 8. C ' Dear Sik?Your favor received. In regard to your position on the the liquor question lu the General Assembly I am pleased to say you were pronounced on the side of Temperance, so much so,you gave mcto understand you Intended to support the bill introduced by myself on State Prohibition although you happened to be out of the House when the vote was recorded. I do not rccall any special vote of yours other than those recorded in the Journal. I am convinced there was no one in the House who wus In a position to know the views of every member on this question better than myself, and I have always considered your position welt defined. I am yours very truly, L. D. Childs. Columbia, S. C., March 4,1800. Mr Dkak King?I returned home this evening and tind yours of 24. I remember very well that on every vole on the Liquor Bill for Abbeville you and Waller voted against Liquor License there was never any question as to position of either of yon in my nilnd. Both your votes and speeches were positive ana unequivocal. i do 1101 preiena hi recall any particular vote but If e'tfier of you hud changed your position 1 certainly would hadpnoficed 1L With best wishes, Truly yours, John C. IIaskell. Waterloo, s. C? March 1,13'jo. Hon. J. X. King : Dear Sir?Yours of the 24th, Feb. to hand. On the Abbeville License Hill my lmprestdon is that you voted against the bill, feel very certain of It. I shall not enter the race this time,?hope you will?and thatyouMnay be elected. I would like to see you go buck again. You were true to the farmers interest. Yours Truly, J. H. "Wharton. Abbeville, S. C., April 2,1S90. Hon. J. N. King Dear Sir?I remember that you told me soon after your return from Columbia that you and Mr. Waller voted against the Abbeville Whiskey Bill, Respectfully, Hugh Wilson, Jr. Ninety-Six, S. C., April 1.18W. I certify that I with others heard J. N. King, on the 25th day of December. 16&9 Ray that C. A.C. Waller and himself votod against the Abbeville Uquor Bill. T. C*. l.H'SCOMB. REPORT FROM NINETY-SIX. Sliitlitcd fanner*--- Dramatic Club? Town Election---Returning Citizen*?Col. Wiillingrord ? Thank* to the Railroad .Wunngeinent. Ninety-Six, S. C., April 15, 1800. Our farmers club feel that they were slighted by the managers ol the meeting held at the Court House on the tlrst Monday, which endorsed the plaUorm and ratified the sue- j gestion of Fanner Tillman forUovernor. We iw>n? .if t?iM n?t iiici'tmir it will not be a grub ! und cut eh game, but that every club In'the | county will uave due and timely notice. The Ninety-Six Dramatic Club, gave one of i their popular entertainments on the night ofj April 4 It uaB a grand success, and the com-1 muniiy Is fspecially Indebted to the young1 ladiea and gentleman who compose the club. Dr. H. M. Julian has purchased 125 acres of land from W. B. Merriwether, near NinetySix. The price is quite satisfactory and shows that Ninety-Six real estate is on a boom. Mr. Walter S. Hichardsou Is selling six month lambs weighing 40 lbs. net on the market of Ninety-Six. Wbo can beat this ? Mr. J. S. Wilson has secured n position wilh the Western Uuion Co., at Columbia. Mr. Wilson Is a first class operator. The municipal election of our town passed ofl quietly on the 7th inst. The following ticket was elected : James Rogers, Iutendant. J.C. Weir, J. C. Cork, II. J. Kinard, A. S. Osborne. Capt. E. M. Lipscomb and wife have returned fronra pleasant trip to Baltimore and New York. Mr. T. H. Walker and wife, of Florida, were visiting friends here last week. Messrs. Dover. Glazener and Smith, cotton buyers, have left for their respective homes. Mr. J. M. Ueer is still here aud prepared to buy all the cotton brought In. The Alliance at this place is on a fair basis. The President Is painstaking In full sympathy with itie movement., anu iuuu uui iui iuc interest ot bis club. Messrs. W. L. Anderson, Jr., and James T. Bozeman have bought Dr. Uozeman's plantation and will farm on large scale this year. The Academy has been nicely painted and Ninety-Six boast* of one of the handsomest school buildings In the State. The school is large and under the care of Prof. Cork uad Miss Richardson. Pareuts and guardians can rely upon the tborouKb instruction of their children and wards. Clerk of the Court Thos. L. Moore came down on Saturday and returned yesterday. Mis old friends and constituents are always glad to see him. Col. Walllugford has closed up his business here for the season aud returned to his home in Indiana. The Colonel Is a great help to many people in this community who are unable to buy for caab. Friend Sproles, of Greenwood, was down last week. We Interviewed him but were unable to find out how he stood on the political sltuailon. We'll bet though be will be found booming the right man. Nothing succeeds like success, so said Jeff Beacbam after he bad sold out bis western beef at Vl'A per lb. The Rev. x. B. Craig and Col. G. McD. Miller are attending Presbytery. Mr. William Miller and wife and Miss Janle Walker have returned from California. They say there Is no place like old South Carolina. We have now two trains going north and two going south daily. Cltsens of NinetySlx can now visit Abbeville, Anderson or Greenwood and have plenty of time to transact business aud return home the same day. It is certainly a great convenience. Three cheers for Cola. McBee and Talcott. Col. Sam Vance, State Inspector of Guano, was In town recently. Miss Maggie Williamson, of Baltimore, Is now In charge of the m'lllnery department of Mr. A. S. Osborne. Buy your bonnets anil hats at home und save express, freight, and railroad expenses. EAST END. For a stylish hat go to Wm. E. Bell's. W. JOEL SM] We have opened up SPRING AND S and most cordially invite our frie when in need of anything in the We have given special atte: *" ? ? i . . GOODS, We guarantee our sio< equal, if not superior, to any that ity for the prices at which they a GOOD QUALITY, PERFECT Many of our friends have already attested t Our Stock of Felt has been well selected and is very tempting. \ as well as ?ood taaple styles In STRAW GOOD: In SHI UTS onr leaders are the well-known so a handsome Embroidered liusom Laundrlei attractive. A tlno assortment of FLANNEL OVER-S] fortable and desirable for hot weather. Our 50c for It, We hardly know what to say ot our spl< &11MTII' JMJE It Just, takes the cake! Faney Scarfs In J Ties, Full Dress Hows, Embroidered Lawn Bow we will promise to sell you the prettiest Cra that way. We are showing a beautiful line of ~ ' ' ' ? - j 5011(1 ana xigureu oattccuo, Ginghams and Cali( CHKCKKI) NAINSOOKS, PIQUES,<kc. A HOMESPUNS, PLAIDS, COTTON ADES, CAS; If you want a pretty aiul chcap Summer We are hcatfijUurter# lor SADDLERY, HARDWAI I One word now as to SHOES. We carry a f\ ' We have several specialties that will surprlxt i 8150 Genu' Hand-Sewed Shoes. Jus. Means 831 I Congress. Ladies Glove Call SI 25 ilutlon BooU the luvorltcs, Hring a long memoranda with } money, I W. JO April Ifl, 1800,-It A COUNTER CONFERENCE. ONE "REPRESENTATIVE FARMER" OF EACH COUNTY SUMMONED. To Meet at Columbia mid Repudiate, the Shell Convention?An Urgent Invitation to Attend or Nend a Proxy?The Purpose to Provide for Meeting Tillman on the Ktnmp. Greenville New*. Columbia, S. C., April 14.?The following communication has heen addressed to one representative farmer in each county ofSoulli Carolina and a copy furnished the press for publication: Columbia, S. C.. April l-1(h, 1890. "Dear Sir?The action of the recent whell Convention In attempting to fore stall the regular Democratic Convention hy placing before the people candidates alleged to represent the farmers of South Carolina and a platform purporting to express the wishes and sentiments of the fanners and certain public questions, In our opinion forces upon the farmers who do not endorse either candidate or platform some action that will show to all other classes In the State that the Shell Convention did not represent the views of the large body of farmers. With this object In view a conference to bo composed ol ffAm punh C!onnt v line reincccii iuumi ....... - will be held at Columbia nl the Agricultural Hall Wednesday, April Mrd, at twelve o'clock, to discuss the situation and take such further action as may then he determined upon. "The undersigned respectfully and honestly request you to represent your county at Ihe conference and in a matter appealing so strongly to your patriotism feel that further solicitation Is unnecessary. If It Is Impossible for you to be present, please see that some other irood farmer represents your county who Is In sympathy with this movement. ' Please let us know promptly if you will meet the conference at the time named. Yours truly. "Irkdet.l Jones, "Rock Hill,York County; "T. W. Woodward, "Rockton, Fairfield County; 4,J C. F. Sims. "Columbia. Richland County." The meeting will not "suggest" or ''nominate" a ticket. Its principal object Is to re quest several gentlemen, anti-Tillmanites to meet him on the stump and reply to his charges. IMPROMPTU CIBCUS AT MOUNT CABMEL. Ground mid Lofty Tumbling by Acrobatic Ac-tors ? Mysterious Slanlc Which ChHrniN the Hearers ' Itroomstlck ? Dainty Glove? I*rctfv llnml. Mount CAKMEL, April 5th, 1890. The big circus in Mt. Carmel was not altogether a fnilure. Rut owing to the negligence of the advance agent In pasting up the Dills, the time and actors were known only to a select few. Mr. 11. P. Mercler, the State actor, opened the performance by getting In a road cart that had uo horse hitched to It, and the t-hat'ts were elevated about two feel above the around resting carelessly on a small work bench. Mr. Mercler who weighs over two hundred pounds attempted to show to an appreciative and attentive audience how to tent the springs of said cart. He steps into the cart with dignity, and with a flourish his mighty averdupolse came down ou the scat, when with a tremendous bound in the air the shafts make an upward spring. At the same time Dau Colyer makes a plunge for the shafts to act us horse, when an unexpected thing happens that was not down on the programme. He is caught by the middle, and the superior weight of the "Slate acior" causes Dan to discrlbe a half circle through the air and to come down with a mighty bump in close proximity to Mr. Mercler. And as described to the wi Iter by Mi. T. G. Baker, G. W. Morrah, M. G. Cade and T. O. Estes, (these were the patrons of the show) through the blinding dust and tears of the spectators, was seen two pair of legs and one pair of shafts sticking up like silent fentlnels. But this picture was seen only for a moment. Mr. Mercler showed bis superior training by presenting himself In an upright position full of smiles and bows. T. G. Baker broke his suspenders, John Morrah has had a pain In his side nearly ever since, T. O. Estes, was too hoarse to Join the Choir In his accustomed place at Sunday School, and Mr. Cade got enough laugh to last him a week. All went home satisfied that they had got their money's worth. D.m Colyer's failure to act horse success fully, has "cast such a glootn over hiin mat ne Is almost ready lo say "that he was not dur." Our town Is certainly advancing rapidly when such renowned artists can be induced to slop among us. But to wind up the day's enjoyment, at night there was a ghost who discovered sweet music on the piano at the Mt. Carniel Hotel while quite a crowd of young people were enJoying themselves in the hall over head. There was a panic and rush for the door*. There was but few young men present, but quite a crowd of young ladles. Dr. Black and Mr. Estes undertook lo act the roll of knights for the frightened young ladies, and headed by a brave young lady armed with a broomstick they proceeded down the steps, when lo, the music ceased and the parlor wan empty. When everything was quiet, there could be heard the sweetsst of music from the parlor. It was repeated again and again. Dr. Black became so demoralized that he was not able the next day to answer urgent calls from his patients Hnally a dainty glove was found laying on the piano that was found to lit (the next day) the hand of one of the prettiest maidens our town. Then you see Instead of a ghost, it was the loveliest witch of the place. ^ 1' ~ - ?- T Kn..Afl|Ufln V All crimp i^WW, :?i I . CjUKUI , U" ? uu< V ? of the fun seeing part of our town, I will in my next endeavor to show you Its advantages as a health and pleasure resort, as one of the greatest centres for an oil mill and barrel fnctory. And the place for a large paying hotel, Ac. CARTHAGE. BROUGHT TO JAIL. W1UU Randall, (he Nlayer of Tito Cauthen, Is Behind I lie Bars. Capt. J. N. King arrested Willis Randall last Monday evening, and brought him to Jail yesterday. Randall Is charged with murder In the killing of Tite Cauthen on the 2<ilh of March. They were railroad hands. Col. E. B.Gary ??ud Hon. J. N.King will appear in Court as his attorney. ? ?- mmi -? Goods are ordered every week or two, and you can rest assured that you can always tlnd fresh, pure drugs ul Speed's Drugstore. tTH & SONS a splendid stock of UMMER GOODS mds and the public to call 011 us way of Merchandise. Qtion to GENTS' FURNISHING jk of READY-MADE CLOTHING can be shown?in style and qualre offered. Our aim has been FITTING & LOW PRICES. hat we have succeeded in our efforts. and Straw Hats Ve have a beautiful Hue of the latest novelties S. for old men, > ouiir inen. boys and children. "KIGHMIE" und the "GOLD." We have alii Full Dress Shirt. Something new and very UIRTS. very popninr ui1u i-ai.-1-eu iiikij vuiiii. while Shirt tnlces the lead of all others. Ask andld collection of ICKWXilLXI. Silk and Satin, Windsor Ties, Narrow Folded p. The best you cun do Is to come and see. and vat lor the least money you ever expended in Cheviots, Challies, Lawns, joes, White Lawns, Iso a pood slock of BLEMMTEU and 1JKOWN HIM Ell EH, Ac., Ac. LAI' ROUE, look at ours before purchasing. RE AND GROCERIES. nil stock In this line and can not fall to please, j i even the clottest buyers as to che?pnes8. Our | ind !H goads. Our hrusj SI M and SI 2;"> Bals and i lundl.are. SI Kid Buttons, &c., are a few of j -on and we will promise to fill It rud save you | lEL SMITH & SONS, j AIT T ; OF* "rvf" ' ~ Are Most Respectfully Invited to Make an Inspection of the Immense Stock of SPRING AfO SUED Ml I Now Offered for Sale by W rnte brothers J Without going into particulars it is enough to say that any one can find at the store of WHITE BROTHERS just exactly what he needs. If a lady wants a Dress, here she can see . a large assortment of /.. ;*5 wasumeres, m uns v < la Satteens, Challies, % ' ' Erilliantes, Muslins, j and other seasonable fabrics in the latest and most "desirable styles. Their stock of WHITE GOODS & EMBROIDERIES was never more attractive. They offer this season a greater variety of ? ?T I nmwfl T\ ATT TT1C1 I wn m A TIT TIT O TABLIS UAJMS&S) nar&inOi VVIIilfiO Aflu iuttJjiio than they have ever kept before. Gentlemen can find no better place than the store of "WHITE BROTHERS to purchase an outfit for the Spring and Summer; for here can be seen .;i ? -i% nr~ ~i ?XeacLy-iv?a,ae CLOTHING I ^ unsurpassed for FIT, STYLE and DURABILITY. Here too they can obtain the TwrSTYLISH HATS, 1YJL M A ^ THE BEST SHOES, And FURNISHING GOODS of all kinds, NECKWEAR, COLLARS, CUFFS, SUMMER UNDERWEAR, ' HALF HOSE, HANDKERCHIEFS, &c., &c. Let every one call and see how very CHEAP Goods are. ^i/liinAWQ'nfc! fn YYinvVh PLC^r?? uur gi'yfctLtJbu ij.iu.uvyc/jij.xvyxi L'U VS/ JV ^ are LOW PRICES and pretty styles. - ( WHITE BROTHERS.