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ESTABLISHED 1865 NEl"BERRY. S. 0., TPUESDAY. NOVEMBER~ 10, 1903. TWICE A WEEK. Stri0A EA CHARLESTON CONSSABLES ARRESTE] Went to Jail In Default of Bond-Wh The Governor Says About The Matter. The State. Charleston, Nov. 3.--Not contet with the indictment of the five di, pensary constables in the court < common pleas a few days ago o the charge of assaulting him in hr place of business last August, Rt dolph D. Wieters carried his ca into the United States court on Sal urday, securing an order from Judg Simonton for the arrest of Conste bles Bateman, Iloy, Gideon, Grad and May. Wieters is represente by Attorney J. P. K. Bryant. Th action is for $io,ooo damages an the bond of the constables is fixe at the stiff sum of $6,ooo each. Th case will come up for hearing the regular term of the court. The papers were served on on] two of the constables, Grady an Hoy, the others being out of th city. The other constables wi: doubtless be ordered to Charlesto to surrender themselves to th United States court authoritties a soon as their release on bond h been arranged for. The plaintiff prays the interpos tion of the federal c,onrt on th ground that lie is a subject of Gei nany. Grady and Hoy were detained i the marshal's office for some tim after their arrest, and thkei the were taken over to the jail an placed in the tender mercy of Cap1 Graddick. It is probable that the attorne general may endeavor to secure th release of the men on habeas corpt proceedings. The constables hav been made comfortable at the jail WHAT THE GOVERNOR SAYS. A dispatch to the News and Cor ier from Columbia says that Govei nor, speaking of the above matte said: At the present term of court th grand jury threw out the bills c indictment against a negro in th employ of Chicco, who was charge with an assault upon a constable i the discharge of his duty. It w., feared for a time that Mr. Lyke would die. It is exasperating t think that the plaintiff, Wieters, man whose place of business wa raided repeatedly, should conside himself immune from the laws c the State, and when called upon t observe the laws has instituted i the Federal Courts ,proceeding against the officers of the lan~ Wieters, by claiming that lhe is forejgner, has had these officer throwni into jail to await releas upon the giving of $5,ooo boni each. "'Suelf actio.n shall not deteri the effort to enforce the dispensar law. Charleston must and shall b~ treated as any other part of th State." ATT"IOR NEY GENERAL~ ACT1IVE. Columbia, November 8.--Attor ney General Gunter has gonet work on the case of Constable Grady and I-oy, who were impri soned in the Charleston jail in d< fault of bond. Governor HeIy ward, as indicated in disp)atchesi this correspondence last night, wa worried about thle mat ter, and i1 sorry that the case has taken sueL a turn, but he will espouse the canis of the constables and insist that th~ constables continue to do their dut in all parts of the Staten GENERAL NEWS NOTES. It Items of More or Less Interest Condensed Outside the State. Four children were instantly killed by an explosion of nitro it glycerine in Hocking County, Ohio, on Sunday. They were play n ing with a can which contained s nitro-glycerine, and, it is supposed, I- struck it with a stone. The strike of miners in Colorado e has passed far beyond the expecta tion of the officers. Not a mine in y the Trinidad section could start yes d terday. e At Taunton, Mass., on Saturday, d Walter E. Bassett, 1i years old, d shot and instantly killed Peter e Clark, a schoolmate of the same t age. At Monongahela, Pa., on Satur a day, Earl Flory, a boy 13 years old, e enraged at a name applied to him, shot and killed James Murphy, aged 12 years, and severely wound e ed John Johnson, aged r i years. si s SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. Items of More or Less Interest Condensed In the State. A gavel and block, made from a piece of timber in the old Brick ii church, Fairfield county was pre e sented to the A R. P. Synord, in y session at \Vinnsboro. last week, by d the Rev. C. 1. McDonald, of Winnsboro, on behalf of the con gregation of the church. There have been a number of e burglaries in Beaufort recently. Some of the perpetrators have re Sinained undetected, but last week a negro seeking to enter a store was lshot through the thigh by a clerk sleeping inside and another of the - burglars was captured in Savannah. r Jim Smith, colored, who was ar rested at Pendleton wanted on a charge in Laurens county. and who was shot by Policeman Sanders e lien he attempted to escane five weeks ago, died last week, it is al leged from neglect and inattention. s The authorities wanted to care for sihim, but his relatives asked the I privilege. 'Walter Mclam, a 16-year-old r negro boy, has been lodged in the county jail at Spartanburg, on the charge of having assaulted a negro a girl, about four years of age, at .I Cowpens. Mellai left Cowpens and went to Spartanburg, where he a was arrested. s Mr. H-enry S. Holmian, a farmer e in Orangeburg county, shot and iser iously wounded his negro servant a few nights ago, thinking he was aI shooting at a chicken thief. e Dr. Crimmn Here. Dr. I. B. Crimmn, the well known op)tician, is again ini the city, and will be here for two weeks. Hie may h le found at Dr. T. WV. Smith's o office over the p)ostoflice. Thme s Greenville News has this to say of - Dr. Crimmn's departure from that city: - Durig his stay here 1Dr. Crimnm ni has enjoyed a liberal p)atron iage s from the best p)eop)le of the comH 5 imunity. In additioni to his pa'ron h, age fro,tm On en vi lie he has ahI ay s e had a number of splenmdid patronv, e in all the nearby towns. So far as y can be learned all work (done by Dr. Crminm an nemO,, satsfcry. NEW LEADER IN THE HOUSE. Democrats Choose Williams, of Mississippi. Republicans Choose Cannon For Speaker. The Democratic members of the House inl caucus at the Capitol se lected Representative John S. W%il lians, of Mississippi, as the unani imous choice of the minority for Speaker. This action makes hiin; the minnority leader for the coming Congress. Representative George 1 McClellan, mayor.ek et of New York, received an ovation as he entered the caucus and was con gratulated by his colleagues on his victory. THHC RIRPUL.I73.CAN CAUC1S. At the caucus of the Republican members of the House of Repre sentatives, held in the hall of' the House, Representative joseph G. Cation, of Illinois, was unani mously chosen as the candidate of the majority for Speaker of the House. This action assured his election yesterday. Among other things Mr. Cannon said: "Ini my judgment, our policy should he to consider and enact proper legislation covering the con vention for reciprocal trade between the Uiiited States and Coba: to make generous. not extravagait appro( priation's, at th1.e regnilar -ses siv!1 4,f (.ness for tle oblieser vice; then to adjourn1 and return to our homes, and the peop;le, setting the seal of approval upon our action, will do the remainder, working out their own salvation." CAUSES OF WRECKS. What Chairman Garris Says About Them Employees of the Road Criticised For Carelessness. Columbia Record The railroad conunission will in its report to the legislature discuss the frequent wrecks that have oc curred in this State during the past six montths. Tlt report will review every one that has occurred, and there will be several important sug gestions made. From a statement minade bY Chairman Garris this morning all of the blame will not be put on the management either. The commission keeps a record of the w reeks in this State, and the roads all file official statements with the conniission as to the causes of each wreck, with the numnher of lives lost. Th'lis will be add(ed to the repiort. JIn speaking of the wreck at Chester Wednesday, Mr. Garris said: "'I am satisfied that the cause of thme wreck was the criminal careless ness of the employees of the road, taking the ofiicial statement handed out by the officials as a ground f or thsasrtion. In some of the wrecks thle public has been quick to place the blanie upon the manage met, but in this and in several others investigationi has shown that they were caused by neglect of dutly on the part of the employees of the roadl. D)ismiissal is pioor punish men t for t hiis sort oif bushiness, anid I think that such cases are for the sol ici tor, to takew cognmi zanmice of."' MIr Garmris will eimbodxy several imattier. hm'. bi in1 lis report (ispet t i :\ui u- uh(rla from Carolima .ili.iI,and as Jim as IhI(rdee ville GENERAL SESSIONS COURT. Jury Cases Concluded Friday-Jeter Ac quitted-The Werts Murder Case Continued. The jury cases in the general sessions court in session last week were concluded at noon oil Friday, when the jury in the case of the State against W. B. Jeter, charged with breach of trust. brought in a verdict of not guilty. The crime with which Jeter was charged wa, alleged to have been coinmitted during the early part of this Near. Jeter was in the emiploy of W. L. Nelson, of Charleston, and was en gaged ill buying and selling cattle. He was charged with having ap propriated to hiniself the simn ol $500, advanced by his employer Neh-on. to be used in Iraffie in cat tie. Jeter came to Newberry and engaged in the beef market busi ness. le was arrested here by the sheriff of Charleston on a warrant sworn out by Nelson, and was car tied to Charleston. Mr. Cole L. Blease, representing Jeter, appeared before Judge R. C. Watts il Charlestoi and argued that tihc crime, if crime there was, %i'5 Cm111 mitited in Newber; y. The cvse as mi()1111ed to N,-wberry cot nity. Jelcr gave bond. lie was ph.ced oil TihurI Titursday afterlooln, and was acquitted Itn Friday. Jetr was represeited by (eorge J,11hn "tonle and Cole I, Blense. wVERTS CASF' CONTIN\UED. The case :gaiist IHellr y W-erts c1-itged with the mrder of Hlenur Auton, ill the mill village here, some tell years ago, was contined until the next lern of court it lln:)tioa of Solicitor Suas".. Wert. Iepre.eIt(d by Johnston"e & Wclchi, vsked to go to trial. lie is sorely afl1:eted wihc -.11nption, anid le made a personal appval to Judge Haynieswrth to press hiq case to friil, sayiig ihi le desired to get tile imlatler off his mind, in order that le iight spend Irs few re 111imlitig days in peace. J udge Hlavnesworthi seeilmed disposed to press the case to trial, but the solicitor argued that Werts, who had surrendered to the shiie ff oily\ after lie last t-rmi of court, had beien out tel years, and this was tlie first t: rm ofconrm after he had placed I,knself withinl the j-mrisdiction of the courts, and that time State was not ready atid it was a very tiisual hi;ng to press the State to trial. Judge Haiynieswvortht granted the THEl PtiOMA lIA CAS]E. Amiotig the a ppeals fr-om magis t1 .tes' courts acted on b)y J udge HJaynesworth there was an initer estinig case fromu Pomuat ia. Cha rles H-. Counts appcaled fromn a sentence itmposed by the intendent of Pamaria on tile grounid, first, that the chat ter of the town of Potmaria was ir regutlarl y issued; and, secondlIy, on the ground that no wvarranit wam issuied for the dlefend(ant. Under a recent dlecisionl by the attornecy genieral, made at the request of the authioirities of thle townl and( which was pubbhehd, t lie first ground of appeal was abandoned. It not ap pearitng whether dlefend(anit was ar r-est'ed by ani oflicer who saw the of fetnse, ini w hich case thle a rres woultHi be lawfl, Judl(ge Haynvmi. worthI ovemrruled the exceptin 101am I remianlded the case to the court o~ lie itntend(enlt for carryinig out th< sentc nce. - NOT IN TANGLED CONDITION. State Newspaper Incorrect In Its State ment of Facts as to County Treas urers. In a tecenit issue of the State tiewspaper, Newberry was men tioned among sixteen counties "with which the comptroller gen eral has not had settlement on ac count of the tangled condition if1 which some of the county treasu rers were.'' As a matter of fact County Treas urer Epps and Auditor Cromer have been ready for a settlement since the first of September and have not settled because the Comptroller General has not called for a settle iluent. The following telegram sent froin Greenwood by Comptroller General Jones, to Treasurer Epps, at New berry, is in reference to this mat ter: "Coumity Treasurer: Article in paper today incorrect and mislead ing. Will correct. "A. W. JONES, "Colipt. Gel.'' COTTON FIlm. Twenty-three Bales Shipped From Kinards to Columbia, Unloaded in Newberry. Fire was discovered inl a car loaded with cottonl oi a freight on the Cohinnbia, Newberry and I,an Inus road, bounlid for Columbia, when the train was between Jalapa and Newberry on Saturday nighit. Whien the train reached Newber ry at about seven o'clock the alarm was tuirlned inl and tle fire depart 11mIt res)oMded, null!,adiig the cot tol and puttilig out the fire. In tle cair were twenty-three bales shipped by Smiiit h Brot hers, of Kinlards, this comity, to M. . Heath, Columibia. ()wing to the prompt response and the good work of the fire departneint here the loss was very small, am1ounmitiig pIroba bly to less than $75.00. The fire ha,d onilV reached six Of the bales of cotton and did very little damage except to ha1 f of these. The origin of the fire is un known. It may well be seen how serious aii affair it might have been. For fear that the fire was not completely ex tingu ished, t he cotton w'.as left ini Newvberry on Suniday. The Dickert Indictment. Thle inmdictmuient aga ist WV. T1. D)ickert, practicing niedicinie with out a license, which was handed the grand jury last wveek by Solici tor Sease, was withdrawn by the Solieittor who said that lie would 1)ri ng up the indictment at the next term of court. Th'le grand juiry, after examin:ing a inumbler of wit nesses, would not have found a true bill. Large and Well Selected Stock. One of the bigges;t stores ini New becrry counityV is t hat cond(lucted by Moseley Brothers, at P'rosperit y. Ti - store sellIs al most everythlin g from (ca mblric to a four-horse wagon, a little mtuonev goes a long way at their store. They and( their (clerks are courteous and obliging and it is well to visit them.