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Straps and Jacts.
? All the physicians of Omaha, Neb ,
are puzzled as to the nature of an epidemic
that is now prevalent there,
says a dispatch. The disease develops
in small eruptions which cover the
body. The eruptions are highly inflamed
and Anally scale off like scurvy.
The disease was Arst noticed
about three weeks ago, and since then
has spread with great rapidity. More
than 10,000 persons have been affected.
Every barber shop in the city is
provided with a salve which is designed
to allay the inflammation. The
city health department has received
numerous reports which indicate that
the disease is prevalent in the public
schools. It is the general opiuion of
physicians that the disease is caused
by some germ that settles on the skin,
and this is about all that they can say
about it. It is not regarded as serious.
? The papers have been on the qui
vive for several days in anticipation
of serious complications between Austria
and Turkey. It seems that very
recently the Turkish officials in Mersina,
Asia Minor, offered gross indignities
to Herr Brazafelli, an Austrian
citizeu. As the outcome of the diplomatic
correspondence that followed,
Austria gave Turkey to understand
that she must, by 12 o'clock on Thursday
last, depose the officials who committed
the offense, salute the Austrian
flag and agree to pay the offended
Austrian a heavy indemnity. Turkey
held out to the last minute and finally
informed Austria that she would do
oil tSot nimi ppnnired of her. Had
Turkey not backed down, the understanding
is that, on Thursday, at noon,
Austria would have commenced the
bombardment of Mersina.
? Atlanta, Ga., has been stirred up
during the past 10 days by a sensational
murder case. S. Steinau had been
conducting a wholesale liquor establishment,
in connection with which
there was a saloon. The saloon was
generally supposed to belong to Steinau,
but it was under the control of
bis brotber-in-law, Julius Simon, assisted
by a clerk named Walter
O'Quinn. On Monday of last week,
Steinau's establishment was placed in
the hands of a receiver, and a policeman
named Ponder was placed on
guard to see that no goods were removed
before the receiver took stock.
It is supposed that Ponder saw somebody
in the building and entered.
Anyway, about 7 o'clock, a fusilade
was beard inside, and upon investigaj
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lion I'onuer was iuuuu ucau. umuuu
was at bis home at the time. However,
he, Simon and O'Quinn were
arrested on the charge of murder.
The trial of O'Quinn wag commenced
last Saturday and concluded on Wednesday
with a verdict of not guilty.
The other two were released on $1,000
bonds each. The public is satisfied
that one of them committed the murder;
but it does not look as if anybody
is going to be convicted.
? The Dreyfus case is again attracting
public attention. Dreyfus was a
captain in the French army. He was
accused of selling secret information
about French fortifications, and was
convicted. The trial was in secret,
and the evidence was of a flimsy character;
but still the French people believed
the captain guilty. The senteuce
was degredation and banishment
for life. This was three years ago.
Since that time Captain Dreyfus has
been imprisoned in a steel cage on a
desert island off the coast of French
Guiana. He left behind a beautiful
wife, and for the past three years, this
faithful woman has been doing everything
possible to secure the release of
her husbajid. She has been to see the
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Czar 01 Jttussia, me Cjuiperur ui vjrcimany,
and other crowned heads of
Europe and presented them with
proofs that are said to conclusively
show her husband's innocence. In the
meantime, the name of Dreyfus is held
in the greatest contempt throughout
France. On account of jeers and insults,
a cousin of the unfortunate captain
who bears the same name, a few
days ago, killed his wife and children
and then committed suicide. But, after
all, it looks as if justice is about to
be done. Through the indefatigable
efforts of the wife, not only is the innocence
of Captain Dreyfus about to
be proved ; but guilt for the crime
with which he is charged is all but
fastened on another man, an ex colonel
named Esterhazy. The most serious
trouble now in the way, seems to
be to get the French people to acknowledge
their terrible mistake and
the injustice they have inflicted upou
Captaiu Dreyfus. The case is of most
tragic interest.
? The New York papers tell a touching
story of how a little girl saved the
life of her father in court lust week.
Some weeks ago, fire broke out in the
house of a poor Jew named Blumenthal.
The fire was extinguished ; but
the firemen, before quitting the house,
discovered a number of pasteboard
boxes with paper wrapped about them
aud containing lighted candles. It
happened that the father and mother
were away at the time attending relig
ious services, and their absence, taken
in connection with the candles, was
construed by the firemen to imply incendiarism.
At the trial the father
explained that the suspicious boxes
had been made by his children while
at play. The explanation was not
believed. A little S-year-old daughter
was put up as a witness. She tried to
tell how she made the "lanterns," as
she called them ; but could not make
herself intelligible, and one of the
jurors suggested that she be provided
with the necessary material and allowed
to make a lantern in court. The
materials were brought in and given
to the little girl. Perched in a high
chair, she tried to make a lantern;
but failed. She explained that she
made the other lanterns while sitting
on the floor, and was told to get down
on the floor then. This she did, and
in a very few moments deftly turned
out a lantern, just like those that had
been discovered by '.he firemen. Members
of the jury applauded the incident,
and in a very few moments afier
retiring to their room, returned with a
verdict of not guilty. The little girl
explained to the newspaper men afterward
that she thought the jurors
wanted her toshowthem how to make
lanterns so the jurors could show their
<?hc ^Jorhrillc (Enquirer.
9 V
? Gorman missed election in Maryland
by only 39 votes, and Hanna gets there in
Ohio by only 72 votes. Among other
things this illustrates the niggardliness of
the money crowd. They only buy enough
to win.
? "Hog Cholera and Swine Plague," is
the title of an interesting and instructive
[circular that has just been issued from
i Clemson, by Professor W. E. A. Wyman.
Copies of the circular will be sent to anybody
free, for the asking. Address,
Clemson College, S. C.
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? "Disarm the constables," says the
Columbia Register. Why, brother, under
the law as it now stands, there is not
an individual in the state, not even a sheriff,
who has the right to carry a concealed
weapon. Everybody, even the preachers,
have a constitutional right to carry
arms strapped about their persons if
they see fit. Look up the statutes, especially
the volume turned out at tHe
last session of the general assembly,
and see if this is not correct.
? The fact that a small crop of cotton
brings more money in the aggregate than
a large one, emphasizes the necessity of a
trust after the Roddey plan. Among other
things it proves conclusively that if
the farmers could do no better, they could
raise a full crop one year, and not a bale
the next, and get more money for the
one year's crop than they now get for the
crop of two years. Not only this, it
would be at just half the labor and expense.
This is not theory. It is proved
by absolutely reliable figures.
Our esteemed contemporary, the Rock
Hill Herald, is nothing if not funuy. We
have had occasion to state this fact more
than once; but that we have ever succeeded
in showing up the full extent of
its curiousness, we have not the slightest
idea. But now it comes forward, of its
own accord, and makes a prima facie case
against itself. Listen at this from The
Herald of Wednesday:
Mr. Cherry accepts his defeat very
gracefully. It will be noted that Mr.
Johnson carried every precinct in the
county except Rock Hill, showing conclusively,
we think, that sectional lines
were drawn, and that had Mr. Cherry
been from any other community, he
would perhaps have received a better
Tiie Enquirer's understanding of the
alleged sectionalism in this county has
always been the courthouse and the western
side against the eastern side. And
that our understanding is correct, we
have not the slightest doubt, because we
got it from The Herald, the principal and
only exponent ol sectionalism in this
county of which we have any knowledge.
Now listen, again: "It will be noted,"
says The Herald, "that Mr. Jonnso.i carried
every precinct in the county,
except Rock Hill, showing conclusive
ly, we think, that sectional lines wore
drawn, and that had Mr. Cherry been
from any other community he would
perhaps have received better support."
(Excuse us, but we are forced to stop for
a moment to laugh.)
Rock Hill always stands by her own
candidates. That is commendable. Almost
anybody will vote for a man he
knows in preference to one he does not
know. That is prudent. The vote in
Yorkville was light, showing that there
was not much interest. Johnson is better
known here than Cherry, and beat
j Cherry here about 4J to 1. In Rock Hill
Cherry is better known than Johnson,
and there he beat Johnson 4$ to 1. Anything
surprising in that? To us it appears
perfectly reasonable.
At Coates's Tavern, the most easterly
precinct in the county, Johnson got 16
and Cherry got 1. At Smyrna, the most
westerly precinct in the county, Johnson
got 26 and Cherry got 1. Did Smyrna, on
me western siue, mhc agiuust iut-cnstcui
side for sectional reasons? Yes? Then
what about Coates's Tavern ?
And "Johnson carried every precinct
in the county save one." On which side
is the sectionalism?the side of the one,
or the side of all the balance? Speaking
for the balance, Tiik Enquirkk will say
that it is conscious of no sectionalism on
their part against the one. Speaking for
the one, will The Herald say that it is
conscious of no sectionalism on its part
against the balance ? If The llerald says
no, then we will inform it that sectionalism
is evidently a poor issue, and if it
says yes, then we will ask it to please
point out and exactly define the alleged
sectionalism, as indicated by the election
last Saturday.
Hut again, is then really any sectionalism?
We confess that we are unable to
detect in the result of last Saturday's
election, the slightest suspicion of it.
Were it not for the assertion of The
Herald, we would not have thought of
such a thing, and had The Herald, instead
of making this charge, said that
although Johnson gets the most votes,
Cherry is elected, we would not have
been more completely astonished.
That "Mr. Cherry accepts defeat gracefully,"
The Ekquirer has not a doubt,
or that is proper and becoming, and Mr.
Cherry is a eood citizen, much better
than is indicated by the vote he received.
But the vote is no indication of prejudice
against Mr. Cherry on account of his
place of residence. Had he had the opportunity
of a full canvass of the county,
while he may not have been elected, he
would have gotten a better vote. Johnson,
it must be remembered, canvassed
the county last summer, and although defeated
principally on account of the severe
cutting he received at Rock Hill, really
proved himself to be the strongest man in
the race.
In the beginning of one of its curious
editorials, which is printed In another
column of The News, The Yorkvillk
Enquirer intimates that Tho News doos
not know what it is talking about, and in
the end agrees with The News in its chief
Perhaps if The Enquirer were aware
of the fact that the southern states have
not a' monopoly of the world's cotton
production to the extent that they bad
not many years gone by, perhaps if it
knew that other lands can produce cotton
and would increase their production if
there was a vast reduction in the south's
acreage, it might be able to see that a voluntary
lessening of effort to produce cotton
without turning their energies to other
crops might not help the southern farmers,
We cannot think that it would be
wise for the south's farmers, lawyers or
newspaper men to do less work than they
are now doing.
The remarks of The Enquirer concerning
the gold standard and supply and
demand, themselves sufficiently prove
that the price of cotton depends upon
supply and demand more than upon the
money standard.
However, it is a fact that if this country
could be flooded with silver or paper
money, or any other kind of cheap money,
the price of cotton, sbofes, tobacco,
coats, hats and newspapers would be
higher. When Confederate money circulated
good prices prevailed and a good
horse was worth 910,000.?Greenville
We are almost tempted to give up our
toooh Thn News something as
a bad job. If our esteemed contemporary
is not dull of comprehension, it is
evidently too perverse to admit plain
facts. We are sure that except The News,
nobody could have understood us to recommend
that farmers reduce the cotton
crop and devote their spare time to idleness.
We only made it perfectly clear
that under existing conditions there is
more money in a small crop than there
is in a large one. If the farmers generally
could be induced to raise less cotton
and more of other crops, it is a plain
proposition that they could not possibly
fare worse than now.
The facetious suggestion of The News
to the effect that The Enquirer is not
aware that other countries produce cotton
is not only entirely gratuitous, but unbap
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does not detract in the least from the force
of what we have already said. For instance,
the total crop of the entire world
last year amounted to 10,267,000 bales, and
sold for ?396,279,854. In 1890-91 the American
crop of 8,652,597 bales, alone sold for
3430,380,174, and that year the total foreign
crop was 223,000 bales more than last year.
A study of statistics back for years will
show pretty conclusively that the larger
the aggregate crop, the smaller is the total
value. While under the laws of supply
and demand we can understand how a
larger crop might reduce the average
price per bale, we cannot understand how
these laws can operate to reduce the total
value of a big crop below the total value
of a small one.
The whole trouble, according to our
notion, is that there is an increase in
everything except the supply of money,
and just in proportion as the present fixed
amount of money is required to do
more business, its purchasing power becomes
greater, operating to the disadvantage
of the producing classes. We
note what The News says of "free silver,"
"Confederate money," etc; but in view
of its other remarks, we are not encouraged
to continue the discussion. If our
esteemed contemporary had shown any
knowledge whatever of cotton statistics,
then we would have had reason to presume
that it also knows something about
the financial question.
Two Constables Pardoned.
Columbia State, Wednesday: While
the whole state is in more or less of a
stir over the killing of Farmer Turner
by State Detective Newbold and about
the flight of Newbold, Gov. Ellerbe
stepped in yesterday and granted a full
pardon to Liquor Coustubles J. H.
Buice and J. A. May, who killed John
T. Sims in the "Dark Corner" section
of Spartanburg county, on December
18,1896, nearly two years ago. Strange
enough it happens that the killing took
place in identically the same county as
that in which Mr. Turner was killed.
The constables were put on trial in
Spartanburg county in June last, and
both of them were convicted of manslaughter,
the sentence of the court
being two years in the state prison in
each case. Crawford, the other constable
who was present at the time of
the killing, was also charged with murder
; but his case was nol prossed by
the solicitor. After the conviction the
attorneys representing the constables
at the trial gave notice of an appeal to
the state supreme court, and pending
that appeal the two men were releused
on bond. They have beeu out ever
since. The clerk of the supreme court
has within the last few days, it is understood,
been notified that the appeal
has been abandoned.
E. L. Armstrong, Administratrix?Gives
notice to the debtors and creditors of
L. K. Armstrong, deceased.
H. C. Strauss?Announces that his store
will be closed on Thursday, 25th iustant?Thanksgiving
Grist Cousins?Are prepared to supply
you with raisins, citrons and currants,
suitable for making Christmas fruit
cakes. For 10 cents they will sell you a
pound of roasted coffee, for 5 cents a
cake of soap and a spool of black silk
thread, and for 25 cents a three pound
bucket of leaf lard. They also have first
class pocket knives.
T. G. Culp, County Supervisor?Gives notice
that on next Wednesday, 24th instant,
he will let a contract for filling
with rock, a hole in the road near S. L.
Davidson's residence, in Bullock's
Creek township.
The Ganson Dry Goods Company?Use
three columns to tell about the bargains
they offer in ready-made clothing, dress
goods, black dreas goods, silks, millinery.
hosiery, underwear and notions.
Mrs. T. M. Dobson?TelJs you about her
millinery, ladies' fine shoes, oyershirts,
ladies' undervests, tinware, picture
frames, shawls, suspenders and fancy
baskets. Her Christmas goods will be
opened up next week.
Louis Roth?Offers roasted coffee at 10
cents a pound, mince meat at 10 cents
a pound. He has in stock some sour
krout, raisins, currants, citrons and figs.
W. Browu Wylie, C. C. C. P.?Advertises
for sale on the first Monday of December,
a tract of land on Allison creek,
containing lpO acres, at the suit of J.
Spratt Wright against C. A. Neely and
Miss Marie Carroll, of Blairsvllle, is
visiting in Yorkville, the guost of Mrs.
Brooks Jnman.
Miss Carrie Neisler, of Rock Hill, is
visiting in Yorkville, the guest of Miss
Ada Williams.
Mr. Charles E. Spencer, Jr., who has
been through a spell of typhoid fever, at
Washington and Lee university, Lexington,
Va., returned home this week.
He is now convalescing iavorauiy.
Southern Christian Advocate : Mrs. R.
D. Smarr, of Memphis, Tenn., has been in
South Carolina for several weeks, and has
delighted her kindred and many friends
in Greenville, Yorkville, Chester and
Edgefield by paying them a visit. Her
esteemed husband, Dr. R. D. Smarr, remained
with bis people during the yellow
fever epidemic, and is doing a fine
work in his large and growing charge.
The Yorkville cotton market yesterday,
ranged from 4J to 5i. The sales during
the present week have been steady, but
quite small. Riordan <fe Company describe
the general situation in their letter
of Thursday as follows:
The cotton market, pursuing the seesaw
tendency it has recently developed,
was higher today. In spite of a sharp
break of 3-64 in Liverpool and liberal receipts,
our market opened but 2 points
lower. This surprising show of strength
and an absence of any pronounced selling
encouraged the local bulls and they readily
absorbed what little cotton there was
for sale. Prices both here and in Liverpool
at once began to improve, and although
the market was very dull the undertone
was good all day. A heavy estimate
of receipts at New Orleans tomorrow
encourage some selling; ibut this
cotton was bought back at "higher prices
later in the afternoon. January opened
at 5.70, rallied to 5.77, and closed at that
figure with the tone of the market steady.
rr "' n Kalioua in tmvflr nricps show
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disposition to force matters, and any
important decline will bave to be led by
the southern markets.
Rev. Alexander Sprunt, stated clerk,
has kindly sent The Enquirer the
An adjourned meeting of Bethel presbytery
was held last Friday and Saturday
(12th and 13th) at Kershaw.
Mr. W. B. Allison was examined with
a view to his liceusure as a probationer of
the gospel ministry. Satisfactory examinations
were held on all the points prescribed
by the Book of Church Order,
except on Hebrew. The following resolution
was adopted by presbytery, after
which Mr. Allison was formally licensed
to preach the gospel.
Rpsolvfirt. That presbytery approves of
the examination of Mr. W. B. Allison, as
a whole, and inasmuch as Mr. Allison
has not prosecuted sufficiently the study
of the Hebrew language to warrant an
examination on this subject, presbytery
does now proceed to license him as an
"extraordinary case." The reasons which
influence presbytery to this course are the
1. Mr. Allison has taken the four years'
course and graduated at Davidson college,
and he has taken a partial course in Columbia
Theological seminary; but because
of defective vision and general
weakness of eyesight, he was not able to
prosecute the study of Hebrew.
2. Presbytery has assurances of an immediate
prospect of usefulness for this
brother in a needy field.
Stated Clerk.
The case of (4. C. Ormand against
Jones, Blanton A Co., was taken up on
Tuesday afternoon and was given to the
jury on Thursday afternoon at about 4
o'clock. The jury remained in the room
until Friday morning tnd reported a
mistrial. The issues involved are exactly
similar to those involved in the previous
case of J. B. Ross against the same defendant.
The next case taken up was that of
Dunovan A Miller against Jones, Blanton
A Co. This case is also identical with
the others except as to amount. It consumed
all of yesterday, and will probably
not be concluded until this afternoon.
There are eight more jury cases pressing
for trial at the present term?enough
to take up all of next week. The jurors,
however, will be dismissed not later than
next Wednesday afternoon. With today
the jurors will have already served two
weeks, and Judge Benet thinks this is
unfair. lie says that if court is to continue
for so long a time, there should be
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reason that be does not feel disposed to
bold tie present jury until all pending
business is disposed of.
The outlook now is that the present
term of court will bo adjourned sine die
on next Saturday. It is not probable
that the judge or lawyers will feel disposed
to work on Thanksgiving, and the
calculation is that after the jurors are discharged,
the remaining equity business
can be disposed of in about two days.
It In Satisfactory.
The heavy frost of yesterday ought to
lie a satisfactory indication that winter
lias set in.
Turkeys For Winthrop.
Rock Ilill Herald: Mr. R. R. Riddle,
of Zeno, brought 43 turkeys to town
Monday. These tine specimens of the
king of domestic birds will be sacrificed
on the culinary altar at Winthrop for a
Thanksgiving feast.
In the Public School*.
The total number of children enrolled
in the public schools of the state is 258,183.
Of these, York county has 10,241, and
stands eighth highest on the list of counties.
The white children in this county
number 4,012, and the colored children
number 5,020.
Business will be pretty generally suspended
in Yorkville next Thursday.
There will be special services in one, or
in all of the churches. A strong demand
has already set in for shotguns, and, as
usual, there will be much noise among
the rabbits and birds. The graded schools
will, of course, suspend their exercises
for the day.
HU Home Destroyed.
The home of Mr. Lee Youngblood,
four miles northeast of Yorkville, was
destroyed by fire on the night of the 0th
instant. The'fire is supposed to have been
of accidental origin. Mr. Youngblood
was absent from home at the time, being
at the bedside of his mother who was seriously
sick. His family barely escaped
with their lives. Nothing was saved and
there was no insurance.
Coal at King's Mountain.
Gastonia Gazette: We saw the other
day a specimen of the King's Mountain
coal.which has been found by Rev. P. R.
Elain. It was brought in by Mr. Albert
Smith, who has been working at Mr.
Press Goforth's, near the battleground.
The coal has been analyzed at Washington
and found to contain 95 percent, of
combustible matter. Mr. Elam reports
that the vein is a rich one and that he
could have got from it a carload of al as
easily as be got a half gallon.
Still at Large.
State Detective Newbold has not surrendered
yet, and his whereabouts is still
a matter of uncertainty. Some are of
opinion that he is in the neighborhood of
Winnsboro, others that he is about Columbia,
and still others are altogether undecided.
The opinion seems to be still
prevalent around Columbia that he will
surrender within a few days. In the
meantime, if anybody is making any
special effort to secure the $250 reward
that has been offered for the capture of
the detective, the fact has not become
T? F.nlnnrfi CanacltV.
The stockholders of the York Cotton
mills are fully agreed upon the desirability
of increasing the capacity of their
plant. The earnings are highly satisfactory,
and there is every encouragement
tor such a step. The only trouble in the
way just now is the necessary money.
This, it is claimed, can be gotten easily
enough from the outside; but there is no
disposition to go outside for it. Sure that
they have a good thing, the original investors
propose to keep it for themselves,
and that they will be able to carry out
their plans at an early day, is considered
reasonably certain.
Will Visit the Indians.
The State: Governor Ellerbe yesterday
stated that he proposed, the coming
| week, to go to Rock Hill, whence he would
proceed to the Catawba Indian reservation
not far away, the only reservation in the
state, and go among the Indians who are
living there. Governor Ellerbe takes a
great interest in these unfortunate red
men, whose name was once high and
whose nation was once so strong, and he
proposes to make a careful inspection in
person of everything about the reservation.
He stated yesterday that he believed
these people should be thoroughly
educated by the state and ue hopes to
settle upon some plAn as the result of his
visit that he can recommend to the general
assembly looking to the betterment
of their condition. The state now gives
the Indians about $800 a year.
Cotton Picking About Finished?About
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Correspondence of the Yorkville Enquirer.
Hoodtown, November 18.?The farmers
are nearly done picking cotton, the
corn ha9 been gathered, and it now remains
for them to prepare to go into
winter quarters and sow grain. More
wheat is being sown here than has been
in several yeurs, and if that crop fails,
there will probably be more corn consumed
than usual during next year.
The school at this place opened on
Monday, the 8th instant, with Miss Barbara
Chambers as teacher.
Mr. T. G. Mickle is recovering from an
illness of three weeks with fever.
The health of the community is better
now than for several mouths.
Mr. Jno. E. Plexico had the misfortune
to lose a good mule one night last week.
The cause of its death is unknown, but
was probably due to colic.
Mr. "H. W. T." is all smiles at present.
It's a fine boy, of course.
The presence ol a considerable frost and
some ice, this morning, seems to be quite
a forcible rerniuder of the near approach
of winter. However, we have had exceptionally
fine weather this fall, and a hard
and disagreeable winter would not be
The Hoodtown Alliance has been reorganized,
and there will be a meeting of
the same next Saturday afternoon at 2
o'clock. There will also be a meeting
with a view to organizing a camp of the
Woodman of the World at this place.
Owing to the low price of cotton, and
probably also the scarcity of feed, an unusually
large number of cattle is being
sold in this section. Voce.
The Fugitive Detective Writes to Mr. August
The News and Courier of last Wednesday
contains a letter from Newbold.
It was postmarked at Winnsboro
on November 15, and addressed
to Mr. August Kobn, The News and
Courier's Columbia correspondent. It
is as follows :
i Mr. August Kobu, Columbia, S. C.?
Dear Friend : I see a great cock and
bull story about my negotiating for
terras of surrender yesterday in today's
papers ; as a matter of tact I did
come down here for that purpose.
But I did not send anyone to see the
governor. I got Mr. (scratched out)
a friend, to send a telegram to Spartanburg.
That was the only act I authorized.
I shall surrender just as
soon as (the) I hear that the criminal
court has adjourned at Spartanburg,
and not a minute sooner. I am entitled
to a fair trial and I could not get
that there now. Some of the newspapers
say that I would be lynched if
I was to go to Spartanburg now, and
yet blame me (if) for not going there.
They will be greatly disappointed
when they fail to outlaw me. I have
seen The News and Courier, and I
thank you for some things you have
said about me. Please say to the peo
pie of the state, through your paper,
that I ask them to suspend judgment
in this matter until I can surrender
and be heard, which will be in a few
The killing was accidental. I was
acting within the law and doing nothiug
but my duty when it occurred, and
I am not afraid to stand trial for it. I
could deplore it no more if I bad ^
killed my own father, and while I
know that there is great sadness in the
Turner household, I can assure you
that there is no joy in mine. I have (
been under the treatment of a physician
ever since that affair. And if
there was no excitement at all in Spartanburg
I could not stand the harrowing
ordeal of a trial now.
Your friend, W. H. Newbold.
You can use this letter. Newbold.
And Every Candidate Feels That He la
the One Chosen.
Spartanburg Herald.
As The Herald has bad occasion to
remark before, there is no place on
earth like Columbia, during a state
fair, for politics. Now that the details
of some of the wire pulling is coming
to light, there happens to be an amusing
incident. Our grapevine tells of a
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sumptuous spreau iu uub ui luc uuwio,
which seemed to take an untoward
turn on the host. The story goes that
a certain rather obscure, but ambitions
up-countryman, who is known to
have beard the buzz of the gubernatorial
bee, and who has confided the
secret to a few select friends that he
would not decline the nomination if
tendered him on a silver or a gold waiter,
conceived the idea of giving a private
dinner as a feeler. The idea was
to bring together a dozen congenial
spirits, being careful to select them
from different counties where their
work would conduce most to keep the
bee buzzing. At the appointed hour,
so the story runs, after partaking of
the splended supper interspersed with
exhilarating beverages, in the most
nonchalant manner possible, one of
the guests arose to drink to the health
of "The next Governor of South Carolina."
All eyes turned to the host,
who was preparing to rise, when the
clear ringing words of thanks for the
compliments came from another quarter.
The man who responded bad been
announcing himself for several days
and took for granted that- he was referred
to. He had not heard of the
other candidate's ambition and hence
was perfectly at ease in receiving the
ovation which followed.
Against the Railroads.?Judges
Pardee and Newman, of the United '
States court, banded down, in Atlanta,last
Saturday, a decision in the famous
dispensary case, enjoining the Southern
railroad from refusing to haul liquor
into South Carolina in the future. The
decision is an important one, in that
the original package law is involved.
The judges decided that liquors and
wines in bottles packed in boxes and
shipped in carload lots were, under
the law of South Carolina, clearly admissible,
and should be handled by
any railway.
End of the Fever.?The coldest
weather of the season struck New Orleans
and other towns in the fever
scourged districts ou ia?t xuursuoj <?uu
Friday. On Thursday, frost was noticeable
iu protected places, and on
Friday it was quite general. It is not
thought there will be any more cases
of fever.
Died In Waihlngton.
Henry O'Bear, of the law firm of
O'Bear & Douglas, formerly of Columbia,
died in Washington last Tuesday.
Mr. O'Bear was a native of Fairfield
county and stood high in his profession.
Sunday Services.?Sunday school at
at 3.30 o'clock.
associate reformed.
Sunday Services.?YORKVILLE?
Preaching next Sunday morning at 11
o'clock, and at 7 p. in. Sunday school at
4 p. m.
trinity methodist episcopal.
Sunday Services.?Preaching in the
morning at 11.00, and night at 7.00 o'clock.
Sunday school at 4 p. in.
Sunday Services.?There will be services
next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock,
and in the evening at 7.00. 'Sunday
school at 3 p. m.
Sunday Services.?Morning services
at 11 o'clock. Sunday school at 3 p. in.
?geria! jfjote.
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