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PUBLISHED EVEKY THURSDAY MORXTXG. R. X. THOMPSON. D. A. SMITH. K. T. JAY??ES. BY THOMPSON, SMITH & JAYNES. TERMS: Fox subscription, $1.50 per annum, strictly -in advance; for six months, 75 cents^for four months, 50 cents. Advertisements in sorted at one dollar per square of one inch or less for the first insertion'and fifty cents for each sub sequent insertion. Obituary Notices exceeding five lines, Tributes of Respect, Communications of a personal character, when admissable, and Announcements of Candidates will be charged for as advertisements. Job Printing neatly and cheaply execu ted. Necessity compels us to adhere strictly to the requirements of Cash Payments. WALHALLA, S. C. : THURSDAY, MAY ll, 1893. Lynchers and Lynching. The lynching business is on an increase of late. Three negroes have been lynched in South Carolina within the last three weeks for the usual crime. On the one hand, it seems that negroes will never learn the lesson intended to be inculcated by these object lessons; neither will white men ever cease to mete out speedy vengeance upon the vile wretch . who dares to lay violent hands on female vir . tue. m - If tliese two assumptions be true, then no one will question the seriousness of the condition which confronts us. As fias been tersely^said, "It is a conditions not a theory, that confronts us." And South Carolina is not the only "State in the Union that resorts to lynching for the nameless crime. Human nature is pretty much the same everywhere: ind on fitting occasions lynchings tare *ha"d North, South. East and-West, Unfortu nately the recurrence of such occasions is much more frequent at the South than 1 elsewhere. This is due to the fact that the colored population is inanely resident here, and the farther facV that black fiends are the perpetrators of these crimes nine times tu every t-.,. " Let a negro .?OR*OH. j outrage in Massachu Prvund he will be lynched there just as quickly as in South Carolina. And there is no partiality shown to the white wretch ' who attempts this crime. He would be lynched by white or colored either. .Take the' instance of a white man being lynched near Central, in Pickens county, about four years ago by a posse of negroes. Not a hair of their beads was hurt, for after conviction all were par doned by the Governor upon the petition of the white people of the State. This being the status of public senti ment, we may expect lynchings just as long as female virtue is violated. When th;* occasions tease lynchings will cease, and not before: it matters not how we may philosophize and theorize as to its heinousness and discourse at length upon the ability or .liability of the courts to mete out punishment to the guilty. The courts can and will punish if given au opportunity, but human blood boils too hot to brook ?b lay for judicial punishment of such outrages. It may be unfortunate that the Mesh is subject to such infirmities, but they exist nevertheless. Hence the most speedy way. in our opinion, to ban ish lynchers and lynchings from our midst is to teach our colored population to respect and preserve inviolate female chastity. The leaders and teachers of the colored race can do their race and the country untold good by a wholesome inculcation of this lesson. Speedy Punishment for the Nameless Crime. Whik uchings are to be deplorec yet when the ? epravedwretch, who commits the nameless crim<. is unquestionably identified, no hotly of men would surren der bim to judicial punishment, could they be assured that such punishment would follow swift and sure only twelve hours later. There is not a State in the Union, nor a community in America, \\ here lynchings would not occur on these occasings, such is the heat of human blood when the exciting cause exists. The existence of the cause is explained by thc liberation of a race, some mem hers of which are unprepared for civil liberty. They have no sense of bonni , and nothing save the most speedy death will ever strike terror sufficient to deter others, and even this fails in some in stances. To our mind the wonder ts not that we have lynchings, but that we have so few. Were the fear of a speedy and terrible death removed from the minds of the thousands of wretches who at heart are capableof this crime, the protection of our wives, mothers and daughters would soou become a myth. It is f util to say that the courts do not and will not mete out punishment for such crimes. They are not given an opportunity to deal with criminals of this class, not because they would fail to punish, but simply because the mob would not deliver the criminal to judi cial punishment, could they be assured of its infliction the next hom*. Since the days of Cain murders have been committed in every country and under every system of punishment, whe ther given by God to the children of Israel or devised by mau after the divine pattern. There is no absolute prohibition f any crime. The best that can be done is to lessen it.> commission so far as pos sible. The best system is that which contributes most to the attainment of ibis end. One Level Head. The Aiken Journal <nid Reclew is a very fair journal. It is not only fair, but is conducted with spirit and ability. We give below what our friends say on the position of Gov. Tillman tn reference to the Denmark lynching: "As for Gov. Tillman's moral connec tion with the affair, he is as guiltless as any other individual who was absent from actual participation. It is quite well known that we are not an admirer of Gov. Tillman nor his methods; but we shall do him justice as we see it. Ib had no motive to send a victim to the mob. Ile merely misjudged its temper. Having been instrumental ;.: saving one negro from their fury by a simple mes sage, and twenty others having escaped, the Governor had a right to assume that Peterson's chances were entirely safe if he were innocent. He thought that a Crowd which had been hounding the night for two weeks in search of some thing to davour must have had time to come to its senses. He was mistaken; but that ;s no manner of justification for an atte/upt anywhere to put off the sin of a lynching mob on the shoulders of Gov. Tillman.'" In settling the estate of Sarah C. Stone, D. P. Veiner, Master of Greenville county, receutly had occasion to follow the decision of the United States in the ftabcas corpus cases of the Sheriffs. There were city and county taxes against the estate, amounting to 75 and 90 cents re spectively, while the costs ran up to seven or eight dollars. The Master ruled that as the property was in the custody of the court it was exempt from costs and pen alties, which were, therefore, disallowed, only the actual Laxes being paid. Gov. Tillman-Measuring Swords With Solicitor Jervey. [Columbia Rejjrister.] At the Columbia indignation meeting Solicitor Jervey was present and he made the following statement in the cdurse of his remarks: "If I were Solicitor in Barnwell county I would indict every man who took part in this murder, and should name as acces sory before the fact Bmjamin R. Tillman. [Applause.] In my argument before the jury I am very much mistaken if I would not show that he was more responsible than any of them." When Solicitor Jervey made the remark no doubt he never for a moment thought he would have the opportunity of show ing what he could do in bringing a thou sand men to trial, not to mention the task of bringing the Governor of South ' Carolina in court. But he will have it, for the Governor. has ordered him to go 1 to Denmark at once and begin proceed ings. This actioj was brought on by the fol lowing letter from Solicitor Bellinger: BARNWELL C. H., S. C., May 3, 1S93. To His Excellency B. R. Tillman, Gov ernor, Columbia, S. C.-Dear Sir: I desire to call your attention to the recent lynch ing at Denmark in connection with the following statement: So far no warrant has been sworn out by any one against any person supposed to be connected with the affair: and the proceedings and the verdict of the jury of inquest give no information upon which the prosecution can be begun. Under these circumstances, if the case is ever to receive that investigation that its gravity seems to require, it.becomes the duty of the executive officer to insti tute proceedings in the premises. Inasmuch as the violation of the law was committed in a community in which I have many relatives and connections, it is not improbable that some of them were implicated, especially as it is stated that the entire community was engaged in the enterprise Such.-being the case, any effort on my part to bring the perpetrators to justice would be embarrassing to me and proba bly lay mc open to the charge of partial ity and insincerity. I would, therefore, request that your Excellency would charge the Solicitor of one of the adjoining circuits to take charge of the case, and would suggest Solicitor Jervey, whose circuit adjoins this county and who probably best under stands the situation and could give the matter satisfactory attention. Assuring you that I shall be ready at any time to render such service as the case and my office require, I am, very respectfully, . G. DUNCAN BELLIN?;En, Solicitor of the Second Circuit. Gov. Tillman, after consultation with the Attorney Genend, issued the follow ing order: COLUMBIA, S. C., May 4.1S93. Hon. W. St. J. Jervey, Charleston, S. C.-Sir: I am in receipt of a ietter from G. .Duncan Bellinge;, Solicitor of the Second Circuit, in which he states that by reason of the fact that his relatives and connections are .robably implicated in the recent unfo: unate affair at Den mark, "'any efforts on bis part to bring the perpetrators to justice would bi embarrassing to him and would proba bly lay him open to the charge.of par tiality and insincerity." De, therefore, asks me to direct th? Solicitor of one of the adjoining circuit.? to take charge of the case and prosecute the persons who have over-ridden thc law. He further suggests yourself, ano I, therefore, direct you to proceed tc Denmark at your earliest convenience for the purpose of thoroughly investi gat ing the outbreak and taking the neces sary steps to vindicate the law and pun ?sh the lynchers. I comply with Mr. Bellinger's request the more readily because your wei known zeal and legal ability give ass ur ance that you will do your whole duty. Yours very respectfully, B. R, TILLMAN*. Governor. P. S.- Mr. Bellinger will, of course take your place in any work in your owe circuit which may interfere with youi compliance with this order. H. K. T. This certainly is a very rich conditio! of affairs, and taken in connection wit! the circumstances is a fine piece of sar eas m. But the Governor is in c truest, and al along has said that if he had the powei he would be glad to give Solicitor Jervey the opportunity. According to Sectior ">11 of the Statutes the Governor has thii right, and the whole State will watel with interest what Mr. Jervey is going *' do about it. Ile has a big job on his hands, but it looks as if he will have te tackle it. SOLICITOR JERVEY FLASHES ON A TECH NICALITY. CHARLESTON, S. C., May 3, 1893. II s Excellency B. R. Tillman, Gover nor, etc.. Columbia, S. C.-Sir: I beg te acknowledge your letter of 4th instant w herein you direct me "to proceed te Denmark at your (my) earliest conven ?euee, for the purpose of thoroughly investigating the outbreak and Laking tin necessary steps to vindicate the law anc punish the lynchers." All lawful directions emanating from the Executive shall be fully and earnestly carried ?>ut by me, but rn a matter o: such importance it is best that your direc tions conform strictly to law. There is no provision e>f the law whicl would authorize me. with or withou your sanction, as Solicitor, to go inte another circuit and assume the enforce ment of the criminal law there. Section 511 of the General Statutes under which I assume you act in th? marrer, authorizes the Governor to direc the Solicitors to assist the Attorney Gen eral, or each other, iu all suits or prose cutions in behalf of the State. The se-ction clearly contemplates thai a Solicitor so directed must be associate! with, not supersede, the cemstituteel rep resentative of the State in any circuit ii some suit of prosecution there ??ending I am satisfied that under this sectioi he would not be authorized to take origi nal proceedings, and that an indictmeu presented by him would not be valid. Whenever the Solicitor of the Secone Circuit shall have performed his func tions under the law, and a prosecutioi has been begun in Barnwell county should you think that the interests o the State would be subserved by m; presence, I shall promptly obey the d.?ec tion of your Excellency. The duty is one of grave responsibility neither to be sought nor evaded, and shall devote to its proper execution al I the ability and earnestness at my con trol. I have the honor to be very respect fully, W. ST. JULIEN JERVEY, Stdicitor First Circuit. In reply to this theCovernor yesterda; wrote Mr. Jervey the following letter which is full of the spiciest reading: COLUMBIA, S. C., May G, 1S&3. W. St. J. Jervey, Esq., Charleston, S C.- .ir: I have your letter of the 5tl instant and note its contents. The orde for you to proceed to Denmark was base? upon an opinion of the Assistant Attor ney General, as well as upon my owi construction of the powers conferree upon me under Section 511 of the Gene ral Statutes. While it may be presump tion in me, a layman, to construe lav differently from so distinguished an orna ment to the bar as yoaro^lf, I insist tha you are "splitting hairs," so to speak I The section above quoted says: "Solid tors shall do the duty of the Attorney General, and give their counsel and advice to the Governor and other State officers in matters of public concern, whenever they shall be by them required so to do, and assisi the Attorney General, or each other, in all suits or prosecutions in behalf of the State when directed so to do by the Governor." It is clear from this section that the Attorney General has power to take original proceedings in criminal cases ir. any county, and it fol lows that any Solicitor when ordered by the Governor can legally do what the Attorney General could do. You will not assert that the disability of the Solicitor of the Second Circuit par alyzes thc law, or deny that the Judge can appoint a Solicitor "pro ie?n," and the technical language, "to assist the Attorney General or e?oh other," cannot be construed to forbid an interchange of work or swapping places by the Solici tor, even "to take original proceedings." I still hope that you will waive your own construction and leave it to the court to pass on the legality of such pro ceedings as you may .take in prosecuting the Denmark lynchers. Of course, I have no power to force you to perform the duty, which I thought would be pleasant to you. If you still refuse, the matter must be left with the Judge, when court convenes. Respectfully, B. R. TILLMAN, Governor. What Mr. Jervey isgor_g to do about it is the question. Will he go, and if he does will he indict the Governor like he said he would? Solicitor Jervey sent the following let ter to the Governor in response to the last letter of his Excellency: CHARLESTON, S. C., May S, 1393. His Excellency B. R. Tillman, Gover nor, etc., Columbia, S. C.-Sir: Your let ter of the Gth instant is received. Un doubtedly Section f>ll of the General Statutes does make it the duty of the Solicitors to "give their counsel and advice to the Governor and other State officers in matters of public concern whenever they shall l?e by them required so to do." And had your Excellency done mc the honor to call upon me for counsel and advice it would have 1 ..e.' freely given. But in your letter of instant you asked no advice, but per emptorily "directed" me to do an act forbidden by the constitution. Xow, however, if you really wish advice, and propose to have the Denmark affair investigated, I respectfully suggest that you call upon the Solicitor of thc Second Circuit to obtain thc information necessary on which to base prosecutions, and to see that warrants are issued. When suits or prosecutions have been so ' begun it will be within your power to direct the- Attorney General or the Soli citor of some other circuit to assist ia such prosecutions, and should it then appear that the Solicitor of thc Second ; Circuit is confronted by the possible embarrassments to which he has alluded, he may be relieved by his assistant of all further active participation. I repeat what-1 have before written: "Whenever the Solicitor of the Second Circuit shall have performed his functions under the ' law, and a prosecution has been begun ' j in Barnwell county, should you think ' j that the interests of the State would be I subserved by my presence, I shall ' promptly obey th' direction of your Excellency." I do not propose to be misrepresented in this matter. I have not declined, nor do ? propose to decline, any duty which may be imposed upon me by competent authority and in a lawful manner. I decline to waive my honest construc j j tion of the law, or to suffer myself to be I placed in a false position, and I decline ? I . .... to notice your unwarranted criticisms and insinuations. Respectfully. W. ST. JULIEN JERVEY, Solicitor of First Circuit. COLUMBIA, S. C., May 9.-When Gov. Tillman read Solicitor Jervey's last let> \ J ter concerning the prosecution o: the ' I Denmark lynchers, he said that the con I stitutionality of his instructions to Mr. : Jervey was unnecessary of discussion, j but that if Mr. Jervey persisted in his I declination to obey his instructions he " j might find himself a subject for impeach ment. The Governor said that he had ample law to uphold him and cited the order of Gov. Jeter directing Solicitoi j Cothrau to prosecute the Clysby-Bland j case, as Solicitor Bonham was a near ! relative of the deceased. Who Will Suggest a Remedy ; EDITORS IVEOWEE COURIER: I send you i J a clipping from a Texas paper. It so j closely resembles our condition in South t j Carolina that I invite the serious atten tion of your more thoughtful readers to ) it. Tiiere is a remedy for such a state of affairs somewhere. Who will suggest it; The Herald and other papers are to bc commended for speaking out in condena " , nation of mob violence, but all hands > j should search diligently for the cause ol . ! such bloody furors and for a remedy. It * J is submitted that a court in which thc " j lynchers referred to can not be punished ' is a costly farce for which no intelligent ; i person can have any respect. The peo ^ j pie are tired of such shams, and it is j hardly to be wondered at that they 1 j should disregard them and take ven ' ge.tnce into their own hands. It is ap parent to any thoughtful person that the best people have lost confidence in the average American criminal court. The i worst people have come to feel no terroi I of legal justice. This leaves the country without sustaining confidence in and without restraining fear of the blind goddess whom we have disgraced solong j and so often. This is the chief cause ol I mob violence and it is the natural seed of anarchy itself. So much for the cause. The remedy must be some radical im provement of method and results in the court houses. The trivial modern stage itself has less farce about it than the average court house. Business methods of all kinds have been improved and shortened to keep step with the progress of the age. The merchant has modern ized his store and his business: the far mer no longer drops his corn grain by grain from his fingers; the mechanic ha? improved every one of his tools: the doc tor has made new discoveries and found better remedies; there are no venerable whiskers on the eloquent sermons of the most popular .and successful preachers: the school houses are full of improve ment. In the face of all this progress we find the couti ? actually defying the com mon sense of tne age and lawyers loaded down to the guards with meaningless, conflicting, contradictory and shadowy precedents and rul?s to which Caracalla tried in vain to force Papinian to resort. The court house must catch up and keep up. That is all there is to it If it does not it will certainly be disregarded and despised by the people of this practica1 age. The . people are sick of theories fallacies and failures. If the courts will prove themselves able and wiling to en force the law promptly against criminals both weak and strong, lynching will sooi become a distemper of past ages. Thai is the only remedy. The barbarism ol the mob is only a grim reflection of : barbarous shortcoming of the courts t< the requirements of legal justice and pro gressive civilization. Bessie H. Bedloe, Burlington, Yt., hac a disease of the scalp, causing her ha| to become verj harsh and dry, and tc fall so freely that she scarcely dared tc comb it Ayer's Hair Vigor gave her a healthy scalp, removed th? dandruff, and mad* the hair thick and glossy. President Cleveland Tired Oat. WASHINGTON-, May 7.-The following has been issued by the President for p d> lication: EXECUTIVE MA>TSIOX, May 8, 189 ?. It has become apparent, after two months' experience, that the rules here tofore promulgated regulating interviews with the President have wholly failed in their operation. The time which, under these rules, was set apart for the recep tion of Senators and Representatives has been almost entirely spent in listening to applications for office, which have been bewildering in volume, perplexing and exhausting in their iteration and impossible of remembrance. A due re gard for public duty, which must be neglected if the present conditions con tinue, and thc observance of the limita tions placed upon human endurance, oblige me to decline, from and after this date, all personal interviews with those seeking appointment to office, except as I, on my own motion, may especially invite them. The same considerations make it impossible for me to receive those who merely desire to" pay their respects, except on the days during the hours especially designated for that pur pose. I earnestly request Senators and Representatives to aid me in securing for them uninterrupted interviews by declining to introduce their constituents and friends when visiting the Executive Mansion during the hours designated for their reception. Applicants for office will only prejudice their prospects by repeated importunity and by remaining at Washington to await results. The Dispensary and Frnit Distilling. [Greenville News.] A citizen of Greer's writes that the Greenville .Yeics is mistaken in its con struction of tire dispensary law and that there is nothing in the law to prevent a fruit grower from taking his fruit to a distiller, having it made into brandy, paying the government tax oh it and hauling it home, making what arrange ments he likes for paying for thc work. This letter was yesterday referred to Solicitor Ansel, who looked over the law carefully and said he could see no way in which fruit owners can have their fruit distilled. The law directly declares that after the first of July no liquor of any kind shall be made in this State except for two purposes-to sell to the State dispensary or to ship out of the State. Even when it is to be shipped it must have the dispensary stamp on it. A man is allowed to make wine for his own use from his own grapes, but that is all. He cannot sell a drop except to the dispen ser, nor will a fruit distiller be allowed to deliver a drop of brandy to a custo mer or the owner of the fruit. The law forbids the manufacture, sale, -barter or exchange or the keeping or offering for sale, barter or exchange of any spiritu ous, malt, fermented or venions liquors. A Leather Trust. NEW YORK, May G.-A consolidation j of the principal sole and belt leather ? manufacturers in the country has been accomplished, under the title of the j United States Leather Company. The : new company has been organized in ac , cordance with laws of the State of New ! Jersey. The capital stock is to be 8120, 00o,ooo. divided into $60,000,000 of S per cent cumulative preferred stock, issued for actual property, exclusive of good will, turned over to i ad $60,000,000 of i common stock. None of the stock will i be offered for sale, but will all be re < tained by the venders of the various pro perties purchased by the new company For working capital, the company "is authorized to issue 810,000,000, par value, bf debenture gold bonds, and no other mortgage bonds or obligations of that character can be issued without the con sent of 8 per cent of the preferred stock outstanding at the time. An Interesting Comparison. j WASHINGTON-, May C. -A statement , ! prepared from the records of the Post Office Department shows that during the first two months of the present adminis tration the total number of fourth-class postmasters appointed was :>.8!)4 against "?,104 made during the first two months of Harrison's administration. The num l?er of appointments made during the last two months to fill vacancies caused by resignations and death was 2,08f> against 1,608 made during the correspond ing period of the last administration. Number of removals under Cleveland 1,200, under Harrison, for the same time, :l,94G. The excess of appointments four years ago was, therefore, 1,210, and the excess of removals 2,282, while the num ber of appointments made for resigna tions and deaths was 1.077 more than four years ago. In view of the many misstatements which have been made in . the press concerning the number and causes of changes being made in fourth class post offices, the foregoing figures are regarded as interesting. The town of Cisco, Texas, was nearly destroyed by a cyclone on Saturday. Twenty-one : -rsons were killed outright and a hundreu or more injured. Only twenty-five houses were left standing. A heavy freight engine and a whole train of cars were blown from the track and demolished. THE FACT That AYER'S Sarsaparilla CURE9 OTHERS of Scrofulous Diseases, Eruptions, Boils, Eczema, Liver and Kidney Diseases, Dyspepsia, Rheu matism, and Catarrh should be con vincing that the same course of treatment WILL CURE YOU. All that has been said of the wonderful cures effected by the use of AVER'S Sarsaparilla during the past 50 years, truthfully applies to-day. lt is, in every sense, The Superior Medicine. Its cura tive properties, strength, effect, and flavor are always the same ; and for whatever blood diseases AYER'S Sarsaparilla is taken, they yield to this treatment. When you ask for AVER'S Sarsaparilla don't be induced to purchase any of the worthless substitutes, which are mostly mixtures of the cheapest in gredients, contain no sarsaparilla, have no uniform standard of ap pearance, flavor, or effect, are blood purifiers in name only, and are of fered to you because theSk *** ^ore profit in selling them. Takera Sarsaparilla Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ayer * Co., Lowell, Ma?. Sold by all Druggists; Price $t ; six bottles, $6. Cures others, will cure you Honor Boll of Towrille Hijrh School for April, 1893. HIGH SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. EIGHTH G EADE. Newt Boleman. 97.8; S#mie Harris, 97.2; Maud Cromer, 96J); Emma Farmer, 94.7; Clayton Mahaffey,'93.1: "Hood Mc Carley, 90.5. ?.cVE>TH GRADE. Burnie Farmer, 97.6; Flora Boleman. 97.4; Annie Harris, 96.5; Mittie Bates, 91.0. SIXTH G EADE. Janie Sitton, 95.6; John Sharp, 03.3. FIFTH GRADE. Mamie Gantt, 97.2; Kate Sharp, 96.7: Lewis Ligon, 96.5; Cora McCarley, 95.7; J. V. Johnson, 95.2; Willie Kernels, 94.7; Fannie Bates, 91.5; Yandi ver Sharp, 90.4. PRIMARY DEPARTMENT. FOX." KT.1 GRADE. Marj' Ligon, 97; Ovaline Sharp, 96; Mattie Ledbetter, 95; Nora Tribble, 95; Lida Johnson, 93; Clara Hunt, 91; Nelli9 Harris, 90; Edgar Smith, 90. THIRD GRADE. Clara narris, 94; Lois O'Neill, 93. SECOND GRADE. Winfield Sharp, 91 ; Wade Bates, 00; Eloise Harris, 90. FIRST GRADE. Bessie Ledbetter, 92; Lessie Wool bright, 92; Varina Smith, 91; Hill Led better, 91. Miss OLIVE BROWN, Teacher. Our school will close on May 19th. We have enrolled ninety-four pupils during this scholastic year. We are very much encouraged in our work by the results of our labors at this place' for the past two years. J. F. RICE, Principal. LADIES lf*tdlng * tonic, or children who w&nt build ing up, should take BROWN'S mOX BITTERS. It la yit-asant; cares Malaria, Indigestion, Biliousness, Liver Complaints and Neuralgia. A disastrous drought prevails in Europe. Columbia's electric car line was put into operation last week. A commission has been granted for a $50,000 cotton mill at Cheraw. But for some trouble anil sorrow we should never know half ?jie good there is about US. . A cyclone swept over the town of Wil mington, Ohio, Friday. Many buildings were wrecked and the streets filled with debris. o The higli water in the Ohio river and other upper tributaries of the Mississippi is causing fear of a general overflow lower down the stream. The First Presbyterian church of Roa noke, Va., has in ten years rai?od $*0, 000 for church purposes, and organized four other congregations in the city. A cyclone blew a railroad tra;n from the track near Fair Plains, on the Santa Fe Road, in Texas, on the ?th instant. Several persons were killed and some were injured. Tho weakest living creature, by con j centrating his powers on a single object, can accomplish something. The strong est, by dispersing his over many, maj fail to accomplish anything. Tho Capital City Bank, of Nashville, Tenn., chartered under State laws, has gone into voluntary liquidation. De:>os itors will be paid in full, and stockhold ers will get 10 per cent for their stock. By the wrecking of a freight train or the Dayton it Michigan Railroad, neai Tadmere, Ohio, Saturday morning, five tramps were killed and another was in jured so badly that he is expected to die. The British steamer ''Thomas Ander Ison" from Coosaw for Europe, with 3,1(K tons of phosphate rock, while proceed ing to sea, went ashore on St. Heleni bar and has telegraphed for tugs anc lijhters. A passenger train from Chicago, or Saturday last, left the track at Lafayette Indiana, because the air brakes wonk not work. Ten persons were killed anc a large number injured, some fatally Train nearly destroyed. New Advertisements. Mr?. William Lehr Ot Freeport. Iii., began to fall rapidly, lost aU appetite and got into a serious condition iros n-jcnoncla Sh* could not eat Teg* ivy&fJOfJBia tables or meat, and even toast distressed her. Had to give up house work. In a week alter taking Hood's Sarsaparilla She felt a little better. Could keep more food on her stomach and grew stronger. She tool 3 bottles, has a good appetite, gained 22 lbs. does her work easily, ls now in perfect health. HOOD'S PiLL8 ?. th* bett aiter-dlnnej filia. ThcT mist dlgettion and cm? haadacne. UNDERTAKING I I CAN* NOW SUPPLY COFFIN'S A' ' REASON"A BLE PRICES. GUA RAN'TEl SATISFACTION. PAINTING ANO REPAIRING A: USUAL. LEAVE ORDERS AT SHOP O? MAIN STREET. Respectfully, ANTHONY EFFRIEG. May ll. ISO:',. . 19 Every Man A Capitalist. You can become a capitalist a' once by laying by a small part your yearly income and invest ing it in a Tontine policy of th< Equitable Life For $20 you can instantly se cure a capital of $i,ooc (or fo: $2co a capital of ?10,000), thu acquiring an estate which yoi may leave to your heirs, or re tain as a fund for your OW? support in old age, if your lifi be prolonged. Such a step will prompt yoi to save, will strengthen you credit, will increase your con fidence, will preserve you fron care and will give you lastinj satisfaction. The Plan is Sim?le. The Security Absolute It is the perfect developmen of the life policy. To-day i the right time to get facts an< figures. Address W. J. RODDEY, Manager For the Carolinas. ROCK HILL, 5. C, I HAVE DECIDED TO SELL FOR GASH ONLY. Will not do any time business at all. To all 'my friends who expect to do a time business with me this summer I say : I will not be able to accom modate you; so you will have to make your arrangements elsewhere. This is positive. I cannot make a single excep tion to the rule. To do a paying cash business I MUST I sell goods very low. Jiy selling for cash only I CAN sell goods very low. From the first of April my prices will astonish you. I have the goods, they are the best that money can buy, and they are for I sale. If you have the money, ur can bor row it, come to see me. Will not ask you to buy; will only show you my goods and quote you prices. You can buy or not as you please. Here are some prices: Cold Medal I Roller Patent Flour, 55 cents a sack, $4.25 a barrel; Silver Moon Roller Family j I Flour, good as Oven Lifter, 45 cents- a [sack, $3.00 a barrel: as good an Axe as you ever used for 00 cents; best ?Steele Axe made for 75 cents: a good Double Blade Horn Handle Fine Steel Pocket | j Knife for 30 cents ; New Orleans Molasses, 25 cents a gallon; Outing Flannel, 5 cents a yard; Calicoes, 5j cents to 7 cents a yard; Hickory Shirting, 7 cents to 0 cents a yard; Y?rd Wide Soft Finished Bleach ings, 7 cents to 10 cents a yard: White Flannel, 15 cents a yard; White Linen Shirts, 40 cents and 50 cents; Men's Best Cotton Socks, three pairs for 25 cents; Men's Rest Quality Whole Stock Brogans for 75 cents; Men's Fine Two Dollar Hats for $1 each ; Boys' Fine Hats for 15 cents. Will take all kinds of produce in exchange at highest market prices. C. Furber Jones. ?TOKK AT TO tl AM? K K. March 30, 1893. VALUABLE PREMIUMS -G I V E X A W A Y. ROPP'S CA L CUL A TOR, A Valuable Book for a Farmer and Busi ness Man. -A BE A UT IF ? L Tie My News and Cornier, THE GREAT SOUTHERX FAMILY -X E W S P A P E R, Offers to Every Yearly Subscriber Lither of the Above Premiums -A BSOLUTEL Y F R E E ! The Weekly Xews ami Courier, one year (with Premium). fl <"> The Weekly Xews and Courier, six months (without Premium). 50 -Send for SAMPLE COPIES AXD CIRCULARS; * Address : Tie Weekly News and Courier, -C II A RLES TON, S. C . For Sale or to Rent, aHIE COMMODIOUS HOUSE OX North Broad Street, opposite O. L. Reid's dwelling. For particulars applv to C. F. SEEBA. Walhalla. S. C. April 20, 1893. . l''-tf LONGMAN P?IMT J SOLD UNDER GUARANTEE. ACTUAL COST LESS TEAK ?51.25 PES GAL. O. H. SCHUMACHER, WALHALLA. S. C., Sole Agent. April 27, 1S03. 17-Cra Notice to Debtors and Creditors. ALL PERSONS indebted to the '-?iite O' James B. Myers, deceased, will mal- ..^mediate payment to the under si*' .? . and those having demands against - .xi estate will present them to us duly attested. JOHN MYERS, J. S. ISBELL, Executors. April 27. 1893. 17-4t Notice of Final Settlement. STATE <)F SOUTH CAROLINA, j Co i WT Y OF OCOXEE. i IN IHK COURT OF PROBATE. Ex parte John Myers and J. S. Lsbell, Executors, in re. the Estate of James B. Myers, deceased-PETITION FOR FI XAI* SETTLEMENT ANO DISCHARGE. 11AKE NOTICE, That the undersigned will applv to the Judge of Probate at Walhalla C. IL. S. C.. on Saturday, the 27th day of May, A. I). IS93, at il o'clock A. M., for a final settlement of the estate of James B. Myers, deceased, and discharge from the office of execu tors of said estate. Dated 25th day of ipril, A. D. 1893. JOHN MYERS, J. s. LSBELL, Executors. April 27. IS93. 17-4t HAS JUST RECEIVED A LA RCS STOCK OF Furniture, CONSISTING OF BEDSTEADS, BUREAUS, WASHSTANDS, TABLES, CHAIRS, MATTRESSES, &c. These goods will be sold at a reas.ona ble and living profit -Give me a call. October 22, 1891. Town Taxes. THE Tax Books are now open for tb? paymeut of Town Taxes at the Treasurer*! Office at the Bank. All tax-payers an requested to call and settle without de lay. Books close June 30th. . ' W. L. VERSER, Treasurer. May 4. 189?. .AN ORDINANCE, TO RAISE SUPPLIES FOR THE TOWN OF WHLHALLA FOR THE YEAR 1303 AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. BK IT ORDAINED by"the Entendant and Wardens of the Town of Walhalla, in Council assembled, and by the authority of the same : That a tax to cover the period from January l?th, 180:1, to January 15th, is:>4. for the sum and in the manner hereafter named shall be raised and paid into the treasure of the Town of Walhalla by the 30th day of June next: SECTION 1. The sum of thirty cents on each one huudred dollars of assessed value of real and personal property for ordinary town purposes: also the sum of 50 cents on each one hundred dellars of assessed value of real and personal property for interest and retiring of rail road bonds. SEC. 2. Ten dollars a day by any itine rant trader or auctioneer offering for sale* within the Town of Walhalla any goods, wares and merchandise, at auction or otherwise, to be paid each day in advance: Provided, the provisions of this Ordi nance shall not apply to the ordinary dealers in county products. SEC. On all circuses and other shows a tax of one to one hundred dollars per day. in the discretion of the Intendant, shall be paid. SEC. 4. On each and every billiard table and on each and every pool table kept for profit a tax of $5, bagatelle table 8*). and ten or nine pin alleys 35, in advance, before license for using the same shali be granted, and any person opening such establishments, without first obtaining license for the same, shall be tined for each day they are kept open a sum not exceeding S5. SEC. 5 On each and every keeper of livery or sale stables the sum of s2*> for thc year in advance, and no person . . persons shall let out for pay in any man ner any horse, wagon or other vehicle without paying the follow ing tax : Each j one horse and vehicle. Si": each two horses and vehicle. 315: this section not being designed to affect draying. SEC. 6. On each and every dray where any hauling is done for any one. other than the owner thereof, the sum of $5 for tlfb year in advance. SEC 7. On each and every moat market, butcher stall or wagon the sum of 810 per year, a?yahie in advance, prodded tba auy/nie wishing to dispose of beef, muttoajfveal. pork or ?oat at retail may do so by paying SI for every beef or 50 cents for each mutton, hog. goat, or calf, unless the same he sold in bulk. SEC. 8. Ca each and every person who shall open any room. tent, booth or car for the purpose of taking photographs, daguerrotypes or other likenesses the sum of 8lo for the year: 8-"' for a less period than one year. SEC. 0. That each and .every person liable to road duty, under the laws of the State, other than ministers of the Gospel, teachers of schools and students, shall work on the streets ten days (or pay at the rate of fifty cents a day) under the direction of the Intendant or some one in his stead, under the same penalties as i prescribed by the laws of the State for i any refusal or neglect to perform said work: Provided, that any person shall ' be permitted to pay on or before the 15th ! day of April a commutation of 34. SEC lo. That the tax on real ami por I sonal property, as provided in Section 1. : shall be paid according to the assess j ?bents, made by the Board of Assessor-, ?consisting of three persons, to be ?appointed by the Intendant: Provided. I that in every case any party shall have ; the right of an appeal from such assess , ments or valuations to the Town Copncfl I any time before the tirst Wednesday in I April next. Any property in town on j the first of May. not returned to the (County Auditor, is to ht; listed by thc Towr Treasurer for taxation. SKI-, ll. All taxes herein levied (except such taxes, licenses and assessments as [are required to be paid before entering j on thc business hereinbefore me toned) shall be paid on or be/ore the tirst day of I July next. and. if any person or persons shall fail, refuse or neglect payment of taxes herein levied within the time speci ? n'ed. the Treasurer of thc Council is I hereby authorized and required to add .' fifteen per cent to the amount of the tax to the person thus neglecting or refusing, land, if the tax and penalty thus imposed ! are not paid within twenty days, ir shall I be the duty ol' the Treasurer to issue I executions therefor immediately and col : lect the same in due process, or be lined 8*> for each case of neglect. SEC. 11'. Be it further Ordained, That any person found drunk in ti e Town of Walhalla, whereby thc ?c ace and good order of the town may be impaired, or the convenience of other persons interfered with, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor an?! punishable :?t the discretion of the Intendant within the limits of his authority. SEC 13. Be it further Ordained, That all places of business or amusement must be closed on the Sabbath day. and the violator of this ordinance shall be sui ject to a penalty of 325. SEC. 14. Be it ordained. That any per son riding or driving upon the sidewalks I or leading a horse thereon, except to cross the same at a regular crossing, or placing any obstruction which may i impede a free passage, shall be i>i:rti>It? d at the discretion of the Intendant within the limits of his authority. SEC. 15. Be it Ordained, That any per son caught in the act of public indecency ron the street shall be guilty of a misde : meanorand be punished at the discretion j of the Intendant within the limits of his j authority. ! SEC. 16. Be it Ordained, That any per son convicted of keeping a disorderly house within the limits of the Town ot ?Walhalla, -hall, upon conviction of sucli Offence, be tined a sum no less than 3-' ; nor more than 830, and the wner oi t lessee of any dwelling bouse or othei building situated within said imcorporatt ; limits who lets or sub-lets any sud dwelling t ? any person or persons, to ii? used as a bawdy house ..r bouse ot' pros titution. shall, upon conviction, pay a tine of not less than 85 nor more that 830. for every day upon which sucli houst ' or building may bc used or kept, and !>. I otherwise punished within the discretioi of the Intendant within the limits ot" his authority. SKI-. 17. Any person or persons wh< .shall he guilty ot' fighting, rioting, using profane Language, or other disorderly j conduct within the incorporate limit i shall be subject to a fine and imprison ment at the discretion o? thc [utcndani within the limits of his authority. Si:r. IS. It shall be the duty of th< Marshal to arrest all persons guilty o misdemeanor or lighter crimes withii the incorporate limits of the Town <> Walhalla, by violation <<r The law: of the State of South Carolina. ? ?co nee county, or by violation o any Ordinance of the Town of Wal hall? and bring them before the Intend ant or a Warden acting ii: his stead, wh. shall have such power to pass such ordei in the premises as. in his opinion, justict may require, consistent with tin- autho rity of the Co aicil in such case provided SEC. 19. i> further Ordained, Tba it shall be thc duty of the Marshal <>: Policeman ?f-er the arrest of any per son. whose violation ol' any ?aw inter feres with the peace and good.order o the Town of Walhalla, or 'the conduct Ol the perso i arrested after the- arrest i: made is such as to impair the peace am good order of the town, to closely contint such person and produce him as herein after three ted for examination or ??rope: administration of criminal justice as th< case may ?require SEC. 20. lt shall be the duty of tht Marshal, to prevent ball playing and othei amusements by a collection of boys o meit in the Main Street of the Town > Walhalla, and he is, to effect this, author ized to arrest all persons so engaged am bring them before the Intendant fo: examination and punishment. Ile shal also disperse any crowd assembled oi the sidewalk. SEc. 21. He shall arrest all person: found throwing fire balls, or shootin; guns or pistols or other fire-arms, or lire cracker* and sling-shots, within tin incorporate limits of the Town of Wal halla and bring them before the Intend ant for examination anti punishment, b; fine not les? than five dollars. SE'C. 22. Any i>ersons found guilty o injuring shade trees by hitcing horse thereto or otherwise, inside the incor poration, shall be fined in a sum no exceeding 35, in the discretion of th Intendant SEC. 23. The Marshal is further author ized to arrest any person found on tb streets between 10 o'clock P. M. and o'clock A. M., who cannot give a satis factory reason for such presence on th' streets during these hours. SEC. 24. It shall be a misdemeano. fo any person. to cut trees on any of th streets of Walhalla. SEC. 25. That any person who shall b guilty of .running.a?Korse or mule oi Main Street shall, be subject to a tine o imprisonment.' at the discretion of th Intendant within the limits of his anthe SEC. 20. That, any ^ T** or " having claims against the town mus. ? sent them within 60 days or the sa. will be debarred from payment, unless a satisfactory excuse is rendered. SEC. 27. That any dog running at large within the corporate limits of the town, between the 1st of August and the 1st of October, without a muzzle, is liable to be seized and retained by the Marshal for a period of twenty-four hours, during which time his owner can redeem him by paying'the sum of two dollars, and, if not so redeemed, the dog is then to be killed. S EC. 23. All residents and owners of property within the corporate limits are expected to keep their premises in a 'clean and healthy condition, and any one failing to remove nuisances, when requested to do so. is subject to be fined live dollars and cost of removii.g same. SEC. 21?. That it is unlawful for any person to leave melon rinds or ether such trash OH the streets of this town, and any person so doing and refusing to remove the same is liable to he arrestee: and pun ished within the discretion of thc Intend ant. SEC. MO. Resolved. That all lav s enacted by the Council heretofore, not :n conflict with these Ordinances, are considered in full force, and that ea<-h and every-~ of these Ordinances shall be in full after the publication of the same Done and ratif .eil and the S. : ration of tl Walhalla all! the 6th dav H. D.V, W. J. BRAMXETT, CU Mortgagees' Sale. T^rOTICE is h<_ A.\ and by virf. authority conferre Henry Cole to the pany. bearing date . A. I). 1 sui, and record? Conveyance of Oconee Book ...M." pages ->^.< ?>.>. ?ve will sell, toward satisfa* aid mortgage debt, to the i < er, at Seneca, S. C., on Sati 1. . ls'.':;, within the legal hours At.I. that certain Lot of Lan town of Seneca City, in the Co. Oconee, State of South Carolina, in plan of said town as Lot No. 51, faining One-half Acre, more or les which 1 he said W. Henry (.'ole n? ? Sold at risk of former purchas, gag?es* sale. TERMS: Casu. BURLINGTON ("OF"" Spring, Sin mg. TUST RECEIVED THE PRETTIEST .J LINK <>F SPRING DRESS GOODS EVER SHOWN IN Tills MARKET. The French and American Ginghams this season are beautiful. I have also in stock Sateens. Cham brays. Percales and White G M?is of all descriptions; Fruit of the Loom Bleach ing; Lonsdale Cambric; Sheetings, ten quarters, bleached ami unbleached; Pon gee Di apery; Apron Gingham, some ! thing new; Apron I awn. something new; beautiful line of Prints: Lathe all colors: Cravats ami CTand??g~gT all styles. MEN'S NEGLIGEE and WHITE SHIRTS in every style and quality, from docents to the handsomest Sateen at. $1.25. IN MEN'S and BOYS' HATS I have the best stock in tiie county. MT SPRING STOCK of CLOTHING is now arriving. Call and examine be fore purchasing. LADLES' LOW-CUT SIB>KS and SLIP PERS in great variety, from "> cents to A NICK LINK of MEN'S. LOW-CUT s IK ?Ks just received. Gool? FLOUR at $3.30 per barrel; Ex tra G.1 at $4.25. F. E. Harrison, WU GOODS '-. NEK STYLES - IN THE OLD WAN STAND. -COME AND SEK Respectfully, Miss Rosa Norman. April 6, im. 1 Beat Calf Shoe In the world lor the prloe. . VV. L. Douglas shoeearesoldeverywbere. Everybody ?bould wear tb em It ls a doty you owe yourso:: to get tte best value tor your money. Economize ls yocr footwear by t puiobaa?ng W. L. DouglasSinoeS,whlch r j represent the best valoe at tee prioes ad vertised above, as tnossands OOH tastily. arg- Take No Sabstitnt*?. -KC f Beware of fraud. None genuine without W. L. Douglas namn ar..: price itaxupe? on bottom. Look. r for lt when you buy. S \V. I.. Douglas, Brookton, Mas?. Sold by F. E. HARRISON, r WALHALLA. S. C. ; M. W. COLEMAN & CO., r SENECA. S. C. [ March 2, IS93. j ALWAYS -orv HABT?, -:)??(: THAT MAN TODD, -AT SENECA, Is always on hand to supply you with .all sorts of FURNITURE At hard-time prices. Now is the time you need a WHEELBARROW % If ever yon do, and he can sell yon one CHEAP. March 30, ?S93. >