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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C.. as second class matter.
TUESDAY, MAY 31- 1904
St. Louis and World's Fair.
To undertake to write about St.
Louis and the World's Fair in pro
gress there now is alike to trying to
see the great show in two -or three
days. One knows scarcely where to
It is worth the while of any one
to take this trip. It is an education
and money spent in such a trip is
money well invested. Even though
all expositions are very much alike.
The press trip was a most pleasant,
one. It was ma'e leisurely leav
ing Cblumbia in the morning via the
Southern railway and taking it by
daylight through the beautiful coun
try 'along this road and viewing the
magnificent scenery of western
North Carolina. and down the French
Broad. A stop of a couple 'iours was
made at Knoxville and then by night
we traveled to Lexington, Ky., where
another stop was made of about four
hours. We breakfasted here and had
time to see a little something of this
historic city. This is the home of
Henry Clay and a large shaft marks
his tomb. This stop was not in our I
regular schedule, but it came in very
At Louisvlle. Ky.. we spent most
of the day and it was enjoyed by the
entire party. Several friends met
the party here and helped to make
the day pleasant. There are many
places of interest in and around this
city. At night the journey to St.
Louis was resumed and the exposi
tion city was reached at breakfast
time Sunday morning. Stores. pool
rooms. barrooms, tailor shops. all
seemed to be wide open, just as on
any ordinary day. Of course there
were exceptions and some stores were
clo .d, but the general rule seeTaed to
be that there was no Sabbath obser
vance. And yet strange to say the
exposition was closed, and closed so
tight that you could not even get the 1
opportunitv to speak to an official, or
if you did it was after much difficulty.
That was alright, but the strange part
was the contrast between the city and
the exposition in this matter of Sab
The exposition city, for it is a city
al.l to itself, is about five miles from
the city of St. Louis, but the street
cars and 'regular trains will take you
there at any time of the day or night
and the fare is only to cents.
The press party traveled in a pri
vate car and while in St. LotQs we had
our car stored within a few yards of
the main entrance to the grounds,
and most of the party slept and took
meals on the car. WVe cannot say
much about the cost of board or
rooms in the city, but like all large
cities the cost of these items may be
regulated to suit the taste and pocket
book of each individual, but we should
say that any one going from here
might expect to sp-end not less than
three dollars per day for rooms and
meals. We saw places advertising
meals for ten cents each, and others
for 25 cents and so on. The Inside
Inn -is :a large hotel in the grounds
wvhere meals and rooms may be se
cured. It has some 2.aoo rooms. There
are plenty o' accommodations at
-The exposition is one of the larg
est ever held. It occupies about -i.20
. acres of land and one can form some
idea of. the extent of the groun.ds
from this statement. The buildings
are not crowded.
No attempt would be made by this
writer to describe any of the build
ings or 'the exhibits. Many of the1
buildings are yet -to be finished and
in but very few are all the exhibits in
place. In fact it will be some time
before everything is completed. This
has been the history of all expositions
Yet there is enough here to be seen
to interest the visitor for as long a
time as he may care to remain.
The "Midway." or the "'Pike.'' as
it is called, is abou:t the best we have
are some shows on it welll worth see
* * *
We suppose there were plenty
places where one could be buncoed.
and one can always lind them. but
we saw none. in fact we were not
looking for them.
The management nevds to give a
little more attention io, distinguished
guests who are there. such as the
.tvernors tf States. Our party re
ceived all the attenti-n we cared to
have or that we expected. but there
was complaint fr4pm some organiza
tions that were specially invited and
were expecting to be received by the
mayor and the president. These
things will happen. but with the
funds the exposition had at its com
mand it- woild have been better to
have had some persons specially ap
pointed to attend to these functions.
Gov. Lanham. of Texas. was there
while we were. having come to par
ticipate in the dedication of the Te.
as state building. This is a handsome
building. put up in the shape of a
star. Gov. Lanham is a native of
Spartanburg county. this state, and
left here just after his marriage in
66 to make his fortune in Texas.
He says it was his bridal trip. taken
over land in a one-horse wagon. His
wife was a Miss Weng. of Union. He
engaged in teaching after going to
Texas and then studied law, and af
terwards served in Congress for six
teen yZars, resigning his seat to ac
cept the governorship of Texas. He
was delighted to meet South Caro-,
linians and said it made him feel like
going home again. We had him to
dine with us and were delighted with
his company. He was a Confederate
soldier, a member of the third regi
ment. Kershaw's brigade. He ask
ed about many of his old companions
in arms. said he was by the side of
Col. James D. Nance when he was
shot. that he had a copy of Col. Dick
ert's history and enjoyed reading it.
After five days in St. Louis our par
tv started on the return on Thursday
evening via the Illinois Central and
N. C. & St. Louis to Nashville, where
we spent the day. A visit to the
places of interest was made by the
party. The Confederate reunion will
be heid in this city in a few days.
* * *
From Nashville we came to Chat
tanooga via the W. & A. It was part
of our itinerary to spend the day at
this place so as to take in Chickamau
ga park as well as Lookout Moun
tain, but learning on our arrival of
the death of Col. Hoyt. we cut off
twelve hours of our stay so as to
come on to his funeral. All the party
had an opportunity to visit Lookout
mountain and to take a tide up the
incline. This was contidered really
the most interesting part of our jour
We reached Greenville .on Sunday
morning and remained over to the
funeral of Col. Hoyt that afternoon.
True, many of our party~ had gone
home by other routes, but the asso
ciation was still together.
One place of interest is .the Fili
pino villages which gives one a good
idea of howv these people IL. emd
the habits of the country. The vil
lage is not yet finished, but will be
very soon. We found here a South
Carolinian, Capt. M. C. Butler, who
was very kind to c.ur party.
We also met Dr. Julian who lived
in this county for several years and
who married here. His wife was a
Miss Bowles, a daughter of the Rev.
. D. Bowles.
The trip altogether vrae a veory
pleasant :and a very instructive on*e
and those who can should go to the
World's Fair. E. H. A.
Mr. Hugh Wilson. for forty-five
ears connected with the Abbeville
Press and Banner, has sold the plant1
to Messrs. WV. WV. & WV. C. Bradley
for $5.ooo. Mr. Wilson will continue to
edit the paper and remnain with the
paper temporarily. Mr. Wilson has
been a very successftul publisher and.
always got out a good paper. WVe
regret his retirement from the pro
fession and wish him much happiness
in his retirement. He was one of
the oldest newspaper men in the
state on the country press andI in
c 'nous service. To his successors
the best we caii wish is that they~ may
The State convention of Georgia
unanimously endorsed Judge Parker
and instructed its delegates to the
national convention to cast the votel:
of the state for his nomination. The
unit rule was also adopted. Every
thing points to the nomination oi
Judge Parker hy an overwhelming!
majority. Strange to say. however.
no one has been mentioned promi
iently by either party for second
place an the ticket.
COUNTY CHAIN GANG.
Investigation Of Alleged Cruelties;
Well-Nigh Concluded By Re
With the exception of one witness,'
Dr. W. D. Senn, whose testimony
the co,untv attorney. Mr. J. B Hun
ter. representing County Supervisor
John M Schumpert. desires to be
taken. the investigation of alleged:
cruelties practiced on county chain;
gang convicts was concluded by Ref
cree Fred. H. Dominick. in his office
here this morning. The invetsigation,j
it will be recalled. is under an order
of the last court, passed at the insti
gation of the grand jury. and the
whole investigation has been conduct-I
ed under the suggestions of a mem
ber of the grand jury.
Several witnesses were examined
this morning. but there was no tes
timony of a startling nature. The wit
nesses had seen some whipping, but
they did not consider it excessive.
County Attorney J. B. Hunter was
'lhe testimony will be reported to
the next term of court here.
The testimony of the witnesses ex
amined this morning is in subsance as
Mr. Pink Jonhstone. who lives
about five and a half miles from New-;
berry. said the gang worked near
his house for about six weeks or two,
months and he saw them nearly every
day. and saw only one prisoner re
ceive any li-k, and he received one:
lick with the driver's whip. He heard
of other whippings but did not know'
of them to his own knowledge. He
did not think they got more than they
Mr. Luther Bishop testified he had
'seen one negro whipped not quite two
years ago by Mr. Richardson for not
working. The negro was given
about 25 lashes with a wagon whip on
the body with the clothes on. The
gang at the time was in Langford's
pasture. He did not think the whip
ping too severe.
Mr. G. H. Ligon said the gang
worked on the road towards his
home about last September. He was
around the gang a good deal. and he
saw some whipping. The convicts,
were whipped with wagon whips, ex
cept in one instance a belt was used.
He didn't count the lashes. but they
ranged from 1to 5 and to 1o and 15
and 20. Most of them received 1o'
lashes. He saw one man whip eight
or ten at one time for not working
and all together got about 50 or 60
about eight or ten each. He didn't
think he ever saw a convict whipped
on the bare skin, except about three
lashes given to one on the bare skin
unintentionally by Mr. B. M. Koon.
The convicts in his opinion were well
treated, and he didn't think the pun
ishment given was more han he him
self would have admministered uin
der similar circumstances.
Mir. George P. Boozer said the
gang was near his house for about
six weeks and he didn't see much
whipping and didn't think what he
Elsee unreasonable. He saw Mr.
Koon give several two or three lashes'
each-one for fighting.: He ne1 er
saw any harsh treatment.
Mr. D. G. Livingston said the chain
gang did some work about his house'
about three years ago. He didn't see
anything wrong-saw the guards
give them taps sometimes. He had
often strapped his boy as hard as
some of the convicts had been whip
ped. If he had been boss they would
have got more. He had men on his
farm whom he had whipped harder'
than the convicts were whipped, and
his hands were not slaves, either.
A special communication of A\mitv
Lodge No. 87 A. F. M. will be held
at Masonic Hall this Friday after-.
noon at ; o'clock for the pturpose of
at tending in a body' the funeral of our
late b)rother. Thos. Q. Boozer.
GEO. S. MOWER. WV. M
T. H. M. KTNRD ec.
The Order Of T
# We have our storE
+ merchandise pricE
$ priced trash that is
but good desirabb
goods priced low.
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you pretty Voile, I
* Batiste and many p1
: Our line of Coloi
+ worthy of your atte
* Colored Silk, all kin
$ in fine shape, every
*white can be founc
+ your advantage. \A
attention to our SpIE
+ goods department
* goods this season
than ever before, m
+ sheer and attractiv
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partment is up to i
* New Oxfords, N
+ Men's Shoes, New
+ Girls' Shoes. We I
+ reasonable prices.
* polite attention, goo
* money's worth at
We hearby annou
* candidate for more
* ourselves to satisfy,
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By putting the cents in the
zustomer is the one who contin
rident of getting a dollars' wc
bought goods, lower prices, ai
20 cents kind at 15 cents.
12 1-2 cents kind at 10 cents.
B 1-3 cents kind at 6 1-2 cents.
BLACK GOODS! C0MPLE
Tussah Silks. Voiles, Crashe
White Goods, Swisses. Ging
"Cost Sale" competitors Can't
on every pair of shoes a
The biggest and best line w
will not allow-*us to quote price
suit or extra pants for less n
hiave in stock and not what we
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new and. stylish *
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4tamine, Crepe de
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'her Stylish Fabrics. +
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thing you. need in +
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The cotton dress *
are more beautiful 4
any of them are as
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Our Millinery de- +
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Boys' Shoes, New
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Honorable methods, +
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business and pledge+
right place. The well pleased
ues to come where he feels con
rth for one hundred cents. Well
id honest dealing has kept us to
15 cents kind at 12 1-2 cents
10 cents kind at 8 1-2 cents.
5 1-4 cents kind at 5 cents.
FE LINE JUST ARRIVED.
s, Lawns, Nainsooks, Linens,
h~ams, etc., at prices that our
nd Oxfords in the house.
e have ever shown. Ouu space
3, but we will sell you the same
toney. We advertise what we
have "Just Sold Out" of.
I see us,