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LISHED 1865 NEWBERRY, S. C.. RIDAY, DECEMBE.R 18, 1903. TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 A YEAR KMAMIUY PASSES SENATE. ighteen Senators Vote Against the Measure-Adjournment for the Holidays. ashington, Dec. 16.--By the ive vote of 57 to 18 the senate y passed the bill carrying into t the reciprocity treaty with he bill passed carries into exe on the treaty between the Uni States and Cuba which was rati last March. The treaty pro es for a reduction of 20 per cent. in the rates of duty under the itigley law on all Cuban articles 4ported into the United States and Varying reduction of from 20 to per cent. from the established iban duty on articles imported to Cuba from the United States. After the passage of the Cuban ill the senate adjourned to the ouse resolution providing for a olidaY recess from Dec. 19 to Jan. 4. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. tems of More or Less Interest Condensed In the'State. A negro in Abbeville county, near Donalds. last week shot and proh ably mortally wounded his wife because she had quit him a few days before. General John B. Gordon, who lectured in Gaffney on Monday nigh'. was taken sick and confined to his bed in Gaffnev on Tuesday. It was hoped General Gordon would be up yesterday. The vault of the Couirtenay Manu facturing company at Newry, near Seneca, was blown open on Monday night and about ,2,500 secured. It was evidently the work of profes sionals as they left a new kit of tools. A train on Monday morning struck the buggy in which Mr. W. E. Osteen, a farmer 70 years of age and slightly deaf, was riding to his farm near Camden, throwing Mr. Osteen out and killing him. IlIe was a highly resp.:cted citizen and a man of family. Former President Cleveland and a party of other sportsmen arrived at Georgetown on Monday and left for the hunting preserves of Gen. E. P. Alexander, at South Island, whose guests the distinguished party will be for ten days, durit- which time they will indulge in ducking, deer hunting and fisting. John G. Capers denies that he sat at H-anna's banquet in Wash ington, at which Judson Lyons, a legro, of Georgia, was a guest. He 'ays an engagement in Boston did ot permit him to attend, b)ut that ie thought of Lyons being at the nuquet never entered his mind, r the simple reason that his en gement had forced him to dismiss thought of the banquet. GENERAL. NEWS NOTES. of More or Less Interest Condensed Outside the State. signed treat.y with the repuib ?anama has beenf returned to unltry. greeting a bank examiner conmc unannounced to ex iis accounts, Asa C. Bush shier of the Vale National )f New Haven. Con n.. went mto the basement and shot and killed himself His books showed lie was about $15,ooo short. A reduction in wages averaging 17 per cent. and affecting 30,000 men in the Connellsville coal re giouF of PennsyVania was an nounced on Tuesday. The Republicans of the Senate have decided upon Rev. Everett Hale of Boston for chaplain of that body, beginning January i. He is a Congregationalist and is now 83 yearsold. The Democrats won an overwhel iing victory in the municipal elec tion in Boston on,Tue!sday, Mayor Patrick Collins 'being re-elected by 27,000 plurality. The board of aldermen will be solidly Df-mocratic. Fred Bradshaw, a 14-year-old boy, was shot and killed in the sub urbs of Atlanta on Tuesday by James Dean, a boy with whom lie was hunting. Dean was taken into custody but claims the shooting was accidental. Robert Burchett was murdered at his home at Max Meadows. Va., and suspicion points to his wife and another man. His wife was found washing blood stains from the floor. The body had been dragged some distance from the house. A. V. Keech, charged with fraud ulently using the mails in connec tion with the Mississippi Valley Planter prize dlistribution, has been bound over to the federal grand jury of Memphis in the sum of $5, ooo. It seems that it was another get-rich-quick concern. News From Excelsior Excelsior, I)c. 17.-Prof. J. S. Wheeler and famiiy moved to his former home in this section on Tuesday. Mr. Wheeler is a good, able teacher in the school room and also a good neighbor. Mr. J. D. H. Kinard has the s-,pathy of all his friends in his loss by fire on Tuesday evening. Mr. George B. Cook, of Colum. bia, is visiting in this section. Our people are about done work now and getting in shape for Christmas. Ice has been plentiful for the past few weeks. Owing to the continued cold weather. grain in this section is making very little show. Some of the old people say this is a sign for a good grain year. Mrs. Caroline Cook has been confined to her room sick for a few days. Glad to learn she is a little better. Mrs. \Villie Blamnton of Granite ville, S. C. , is visiting her father's family, Mr. A. A. Nates, here. Special Judge Welch, The Saluda Standard, speak ing of the trial of the D)urst case ini lhe session court for Saluda last. week, Special Jurdge Robt. IH. Welch p)residin1g, says, "T lhe case was given to thle jury in one of the finest charges to which we have ever listened.'' A ComIng Marriage. Invitations have been issued an.. Aiouncinmg the nmarriagc of Mr'. Tom D)avis andl Miss Annie Cleland, of No. 6, wvhich happy event is to lake place on Wednesday, the 23(d of this month. THE WHIPPERS OF WERTZ. it fe Pardon Asked For Henry Williamson and the Negro Snow, of Greenwood County. tr ca The State, 15th. er It is seldom that so large a del- te egation visits Gov. -eyward to ap- C< ply for a pardou as the one which arrived yesterday trom Greenwood, and held a conference with his - excellency. The object of the party of was to ask the pardon of Henry pl Williamson, white, and Charles pl Snow, colored, convicted in 1902 of te assault and battery with intent to I kill, which consisted in brutally (14 whipping a white man naimed Wil- w liam) Wertz. r( The ctime, for so it tos deided s< hv the jury, occurred inl th earlv n part of March, 1902. \Williaison a went, with the negro Snow, to the I home of Wertz and while the ne e gro held the victim. \Villiamisou ti lashled him. At the time, the oe- c curreice set Greenvood county inl an uproar, there being parties on o both sides. Efforts were made to have the case ,quashed, but it was 5 put into the courts and the white k man and his negro comifralde given It five years each in the State prison at iard labo'. The petition submitted yesterday 1 was endorsed by every imlember ofi the jury which convicted the two men and Solicitor Sease who pros ected them. Inl his endorsement the solicitor says: " While the whipping administered to the prosecutor was sev.re, Mi. \Villiamson acted on strong provo t cation and we think that lie has c been sufficiently punished." Gov. Heyward, it was learned, I was asked to grant the pardon on on Dec. 23, no doubt so that Wil liamson might go to his home to spend Christnuss, but his excellency declined to act so precipitately and will consult Judge Gary, who pre sided at the trial, before taking final action. In the party who came to urge that the pardon he granted were: R. M. Hays, S. F. Evans, D. H. Tompkins, R. F. McCaslan, county sheriff, T. C. Turner, clerk of court, James Rogers, county superintend ent of education, J. Russell Vright, S. M. Cooper, B. B. Kinard, E. L. Richardson, attorney for the pro scntioln. I THE CR08S OF HONOR. Governor Heyward Rightly Felt He Could Not Receive It And Rightly Refuses It. Columbia Cor. Newvs and Courier. At a recent meeting of Con fed erates at Chester Governor HeIy ward wvas a guest as wvell as a sp)eaker. The Gov'ernmor mladle an C address that took withi the old sol- I diers, and one of them was so en. thusiastic that after the speech he 1 mlovedl thlat the Cross of Honor lhe (. conlferred 0on thec Governor. Cover- ( nor HIeywardI gi eatly appreciated I the honor in tenided to heC conlferred( 01n 1him, but, being a young man, wvhom the accidenit of h)irt h pre- ' venltedl from participating in tile war, lie felt that lie could ntot re ceive the honor, tiough lhe ex p)ressedl his heartfelt thlanks for tile ( intentionl conlveyedI ill the p)rop)osi tion. The Governor only regrets \ that lhe cannot wear the cross, be- \~ cause he was too young to partic- 1 ipate ini the war, and lie cnidr / a great honor that any old Con lerate soldier should suggest thit wear it. The resolution was in >duced by Major Reid and was iried witn enthusiasm. The Gov nor wrote him the following let r which will be appreciatedL by all gi >mfcderate soldiers: S Columbia, S. C., Dec. 10. 1903- it Col. J. W. Reid, Chester, S. C. S -Mv Dear Colonel: The receipt su your letter, 7th inst, was a most ensant reminder of my recent easant visit to your town. Its con nts add to my appreciation but eI shall have to ask you to un- P ,rstand that I do not see my n ay clear to properly make such a -quest. 1 feel that oniv those j >ldiers of the Confederate ariiy ib ho wore the gray, like yourself, I -e eutitled to the badge of honor U hich this -rolze cross alonle cantI mIfer. With this stroog conlvic w). you will see that I C:nuot ausistetl\ ask for the honor, hibhiongs entirely to the heioes r the Lost Cause. t Please consider this a final dispo. C tion of this matter, and be sure to h now that this decision does not in I ie mot remote natiner detract I on my sincere appreciation of the c onor which has been coiferred. urtier discussion of it. would not. I my judgment, be wise; and I beg 1at if vou have anything furthei 1) S'I, plea.. w.6 un1l we can MI, a pers inZ j)ise . at .,hitb inie, I am st,re, I can make my elf fully u,ieristood. I often think f the pleasant day I spent inl Chies er and of all your kindness to wll n that occasion. Trusting you .re quite? wfl, helieve me, with egards, yours sincerely. 1). C. Heyward, Governor. The Rev. J. J. Long. The congregations of Bethlehem >astorate h . very cordially re eived the Rov. J. J. Long as their )astor. Rev. Mr. Long served 3ethlehem before his connection vith the Newberry pastorate and he cordial and sympathetic rela. ions formed during this former ervice have been but strengthened. It was with a great deal of regret hat the Newberry circuit p rted rom Mr. Long. His relations with he members of this cii cuit were nost cordial and sympathetic and hey respected and esteemedl him rery highly. Mayer Memorial as token of appreciation of his ser rices added $5.00 to the final por ion of his salary and lhe was suita ily and lovinigly remembered by j ohon y. A Stocking Party. T1hec Ladies oif the Missionary so iety of St. Paul's church, near 'omaria , have issued the following niqlue invitations to a stocking arty to lie given at the residence f Mrs. 1L. 1. Eptinug on the evening f the 30th1 of December, from 6 to So'clock: )n the thirties h of D)ecemiber, f y'on thlin k you cani remember, oa Stocking Party we invite ou1 at early candle light. ii the little stocking~ new, eCnnies twice the No. of your shoe, Or miore if you care to do) :idlhy sendo or bring with you. Vith music sweet and gamnes so gay Ve'll entertain while you stay, 'here will be no extra fee, LS refreshments will be free. SALUDA NOT LAWLESS. it More So Than Other Counties Says Special Judge Robert H. Welch. Eulogy on the County. In closing his remarks to the -and jury at the sessions court for Aluda county last week, after the rv had read its presentment, pecial Judge Robert II. Welch id: -Now, gentlemen, before I close ,y remarks you will indulge me ibile I refer to a rumor, in fact, a irrent belief, t hat your county is ervaded with a spirit of lawless 2ss. I know it to be a fact that copIe beyond the borders of your )uNt y 1-ave formed the conclsion, tsed upon what they have heard id what thuy have seen in the twspapers, that your county at iis time is seriously troubled by S1n uusual large amouint of crime. I will be frank and state to you lat when. I coline to your county I holdtt this court I was among bose who had formed this con ilusion. \Vhen I opened court cr( Monday morning I was sur Irised to finld only four cases upon he docket ; and of tlese four, only ne was for murder, while tile ther three were for minor of elices. Ihe .Solicitor hias handed to you >y this time all tile bills that he ls, and of tlese biIls, three were or murder ; and of the three, one vas against an unfortunate negro vho was so veak in mind that the state will agree to accept a plea of nanslaughter, when the facts, were ic of strong mind, would un juestionably warrant a conviction or murder ; while one of the two -emaining indictments for murder s against a white man and his laughter. The other few indict nents are for the pe'ty crimes that istially are wrought in the most eaceful and best regulated coun Jes From t hese facts, gent leien, I itn glad to state t - you, as I lie pre iding judge of this court, that I cc nothing-absolutely nothing ,o warrant the current belief that 7our county is a lawless county; vhile on the contrary, everythi,lg hat I have seen conviices me that lie peace and good order of your 1ounty stand as high as any other .ounty in this State. Monday was salesday in )ecem )er-a time when a large crovd LIways gathers at the cotunty scat, mdi we had a very large cro .vd iere. Still I did not observe the lightest disorder dturing thle entire lay. Dutring the recesses of court minigled freely with the crowd, md1( did not observe anything of an mseemly nature, but, on the con rary, a wvellI-disposed and behaved rowd. 1 did( not see oneC man at II boist roums or undl(er thle influ'ence if Iiciutor, amnd I have' not heard of single arrest beinI)g mnade. It gives mec great p)leasu re, geni lemnen, as a cou rt , to state thlese acts to youei, aind my onily r'-grel is hat, if they can lbe of any service li correcting the fal'.e and uaijutst mp jressions.~ thait exist againist your otunty , they may not have as wideI irculit ioni as4 the rumtiors thait have DeH lar t-llshop. Mr. Simpson . D)elIart and Miss lishop, of No. 6 Towniship), were iarried on Stunday by the Rev. L. V. Swo