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SIXTY-ONE AUTO CARS.
Great New York-to-Atlanta Endur ance Run Begun.-Woman Leads - the Way. New York. Oct. 25.-With the teers of a crowd of enthusiastic spectators ringing in their ears, the sixty-one entrants in the New York Herald-Atlanta Journal good roads tour rolled out of Herald Square to day on the first leg of their ten days' trip to Atlanta. The start scheduled for a quarter to ten o 'clock was trPade on the minute. Fred Wagner, of the Herald office who was official starter at some of the most prominent race meets in the country, fired the gun just as the last cf the line of escort cars reached Herald Square from Columbus circle, which was the assembling point for the honorary escorts. Long before the hour set for the beginnng of the tour the sidewalks around the Herald building were jammed with a great throng of cu rious and interested persons eager to see the cars sent off in the most novel tour ever attempted in the in stance of good roads for automobil ists. Altogether there were sixty-one .cars entered in the run, and with the seven 4official cars and the seventy lined up in the escort sq-ad ron, the line as it left the Herald building was an imposing one. Mrs. John Newton Careo, in a Rainier car, and Miss Millred B. Schwabach, in a locomobile, received a great send off as they wheelel their cars into line behind the escort squadron. Athough the official squad and the referee, non-contesting, both of these women will remain with the squad throughtout the entire trip to Atlanta. They are the only women drivers who will make the entire trip. At the Battery the escorts bade farewell to the contesting cars, which were ferried across on Staten Island. Once off the ferry, the speed ometers were set at zero and with the aid of the official route book and the large yellow and black signs that have been placed along the entire route to Atlanta, the tourists began] their first day's run in earnest. How Good Jiuries May Be Obtained. "Onlooker'' in Columbia Starte. - elate trials in the Richland cutof sessions and the result of them have caused a storm of criti eism of courts and juries. The pub lic mind ought now to be in the right temper to receive any truth which may find lodgment there. The object of this communication is to aseertamn the truth. It is true juries sometimes go wrong but so do judges, and so do all human agencies. the highest court in the land, or perhaps in the world, has more than once aroused publie pro test by its judgments. Bhut as long as men violate law they must be tried for it; and the only agency to try them is men, be they called jurors or judges. The fundamental law of the nation and of the state lodges the power of trial in the jury, and that can not be changed unless the constitution shall be ehanged. The constitution of the statV does eelare that jurors must be electors nd men of good moral character. If that qualification should always be hserved in the selection -of jurors, ere would be no room to complain. ut men often get in the box who are ot men of good moral character. The statute law has prescribed how e jury box shall be filled; :he agen to fill; the number of names that -be put in; the time when and e place where and the manner in ich it shball be done. ere, then, is room for the exercise isdom and of care. If right sare not p)ut in the box they ot be drawn out: and if wrong sgo in. they must come out at lrawing. 1e only remedy at .his point, the ntain headi of the stream, is for ose upon whom is east the duty .to select men of good moral character. to see tha: e'ly such are selected. To new law on the su,b.jec-t is needed; the only thing needed is to see that the law is fulfilled. It :ofien happens. ho~wever. oft.ener han otherwvise, that good names go into the box and aie drawn out in t he court room. but these men do not sit. for one reason or aon:her. They too often seek to be excused and some of them assign the most rivoious reasons in order to escape service. For their conduct :here is zomoe ground but only some. The confinement of 12 men in a room pending the trial, and before lhev retire to make up) their verdiet, i< in old practi :-e. It obt ains in the a rmin. until Ihe. all aI have agreed on the same thing. Js as old as the law. But it is a practice against which good sense rebels and will re bel as long as men are called to sit on juries. Unaninmity in the jury rooin has long since been abandoned in con servative Seotland, and i: ought to be abandoned here; until it has been sensible men will avoid so hard and unreasonable a service. In the con vention of 1895 an ordinance was pro posed to allow less than the entire jury to return a verdict; it was in troduced by a distinguished lawyer, and it was opposed by another, both of whom had large practice in the court of sessions. The measure was defeated. The bar alone can secure such a reform. ,These reasons stated above operate to keep desirable men out of the box. but there is yet another reason. When good men 's names get into .the box and when they are willing to serve. yet they cannot sit. they are per emptorily challenged by -the defense. For the crimes of murder. man slaughter, arson, rape. grand larceny, burglary -and forgery the statute law allows the defendant to exercise ten such .challenges; and for other offen ses five such e1hallenges. And if there be two defendants, on trial for the same offense, they may exercise 20 such challenges! :The whole panel consists of 36 men, but generally not more than from 30 to 34 will be present to serve. By all the law of chances only 12 of these men will be forceful characters; that is a large proportion. Of these 12. the chance is that only one-half or two-thirds will be drawn out of the hat by the boy. Againgt them. the peremptory chal lenge promptly exercised. and i he weak men on the panel are sworn io try the ease. The operation is perfeci for its work; it is almost automatie; it may be observed any day where a court sits and men are on trial for grave offenses. The legislature alone can remedy this defeet in jury trials. for it is a serious defeef. Here a new law is needed. This summary rejection of good men, without cause, is itself a subject of mortification to -them and leads them to avoid its manifestation by :odging jury service. And all these causes lead good men to avoid registration and to thereby ecome disqualified for jury service. Ihe names of such disqualified citi es never get into the jury box, of ourse. But there is yet another cause; the egislature has exempted a large end select class from compulsory jury ser vice; they a'e named in the statute nd aggregate something like forty classes. llhese names are not pu-t in the box, and if they happen to be, the privileges of the statute are immedi ately claimed and, of course, allowed. An examination of the large and varied and excellent classes of citi zens who are thus exempt from jury service will astonish the uninformed. Among them are all ministers, teach ers, doetors, druggists, cashiers, tel lers, editors, printers and numerous others. Why should any man be ex empt from a service which so keenly affects the public good. It is not suirprising that .this net work of impediment combines to make jury trials in the court of ses sions a hazardous business. But back of these causes and more potent than them, there are yet two obstacles to right verdicts. Public opinion is not arraigned on the side of -the law, and juries, like men. follow public opinion. Why public opinion is not for the nforcement of law is a profound question. A large number of the bar prefer verdict for their client to a verdiet for truth. Why all the ,bar is 'not for the right verdict is a serious issue, for the bar nd for the state.. ROPOSED CHANGE SCHEDULE Columbia and Gree,nville Branch of the Southern Railway. While the Southern Railway an-1 ounces the inauguration of the new Pulan Car line bet.ween Greenville nd Charleston effective October 25, the proposed new schedule chianged on the Columbia and Greenville road will not be effective until Novemb.>r' th. These sc:hedule changes have an eady been announced and complete figures will be given later. SALE OF LAND FOR DIVISION. the hizhest bidder a: Newberrv Court House, un saiesday, Monday, Novem ber 1st, 1909, immediately after t:he publie sales, the following described real estate: All of that tract or plantation of land. lviMn,g and being situate in the County of Newberry a-Ld State of Sluth Caroiina, containing one hun dred (100) acres, more or less, and bounded by lands of Ne.ils Thomas son. Estate of H. C. Wilson and others. the same being the tract of land heretofore conveyed to Joseph H. Goree and his children, by Laura E. Knight, by deed of conveyance dated the 10th day of December, 1879. which has been duly recorded in the office of the Register of Mesne Convevances for Newberry County in Deed Book AAA. at page 553. Terms of Sale: One-half of othe purchase money to be paid in cash, and the balance on a credit of one year. wi.th leave to the purchaser to antieipate the payment of the credit portion either in whole or in part; he eredit portion to bear interest at the rate of eight per cent. per annum from date of sale and to be securedby the note of the purchaser and a mort gage of the premises sol'd; said mort gage to contain a stipulation for the payment of te-n per cent. attorney's fees in ease the same is placed in the hands of an attorney for collection or foreclosure of the same. Purchaser to pay for all papers and recording. Blease & Dominick, Attorneys. EXCURSION RATES Via Southern Railway. Account of Atlanta Horse Show, Atlanta. Ga.. October 19-22. 1909, the Southern Railway announces very low round trip rates. Tickets on sale October 18: 19, and 20 only good to leave Atlanta returning up to and in eluding midnight October 25th, 1909, but. not later. Very low round trip rates will also be in effect account of National Ex hibition of Automobiles and Auto mobile Races, Atlanta, Ga., Novem ber 6-13. 1909. Tickets on sale No vember 7 to 12 inclusive and for trains scheduled to arrive Atlanta before noon November 13, good to leave Atlanta returning up to but not later than midnight November 16, 1909. For tuiiher information call on ticket agents Southern Railway, or W. E. McGee, T. P. A., Augusta, Ga. J. L. Meek, A. G. P. A., Atlanta, Ga. A GREA.T FEATURE. Of tihe South Carolina State Fair at Columbia Will Be the Visit of President Taft. The Atlan'tie Coast Line announces very low round trip rates fror9 all pointis in South Carolina to cover the above occasions; tickets to be on sale October 31 to November 6 in lusive, with return limit to jeave Columbia up to and including, but no-: later than, midnight of Novema Whiske for WhWkehirs shod it seilecaed ith theg upon is ricS. Government stndrd anseren GvernmentqStamm"nt. Insist on getting the genzi SUNNY BROOK DISTILLE 4==FLL C BY EXPRES From 3RJ of the9 fo HI. Qlark & Sons, Inc , 1205 East .Lazaus-GOOdmfan Co , C. Blum & Co . . ... C. C. Butler Co., . . L Loeb WhiskeyCo., Altman Whiskey ro , iA F. & C. P. Long. Hanne Bros... Paul Hleyman. SHIPPED IN PLAIN BOXES.. NO GOODS SH ber 8. 190-1. Tickets will include ad mission to the Fair and transporta tion to and from Fair Grounds on lo cal trains of the A. C. L. which will make frequent trips. Taft Day. Whe7n the President will meet and address the people at the Fair ,Grounds and review the Military and Civic Parade. Inquire of J. F. Livingston, S. A. L., Agent, Columbia, or any Agent of .be Atlantic Coast Line, for in formation as to rates, schedules and tickets. T. C. White, Gen. Passenger Agt. W. J. Craig, Passenger Traffic Manager. Wilmington, N. C. SALE OF VALUABLE LANDS. Desiring to dispose of all my lands to go into business, I will sell to the highest bidder Monday, November 1st, 1909, at Newberry, S. C., imme diately after the legal sales, the fol lowing tracts of land situated in Newberry County: All that tract containing 271 acres and bounded by lands of R. T. - C. Hunter, Geo. Hawkins, Thos. Boozer, Wm. Boozer, S. C. Amiek, Mabel M. Fellers, and others This tract has been cut in the four subdivisions as follows: Tract No. 1. Containing 121 59 100 acres, more or less, and bounded by lands of R. T. C. Hunter, Mabel Fellers, road leading to Wise's Ferry road and tracts Nos. 2, 3, and 4 of this subdivision. Tract No. 2. Containing 28 11-100 acres, more or less, and bounded. by lands of Geo. A. Hawkins, Thomas Boozer. Nathan Hunter and road leading to Wise's Ferry. Tract No. 3. Containing 58 78-100 acres, more or less, and bounded by lands of William Boozer, S. C. Min ick. road Leading to St. Luke's church and tracts Nos. 1 and.4 of this sub- I division. Tract No. 4. Containing 62 81-100 acres, more or less, and bounded by lands of Shelton Boozer, William Boozer, road leading to Wise's Ferry and tracts Nos. 1 and 3 of this sub division. Also the following tracts: Tract No. 5. Containing 80 acres, more or less, and bounded by lands of Mabel Fellers, T. B. Bedenbaugh, Mrs. Kisiah Harmon, and known as the "George Rabbit'' place. Tract No. 6. Containing 37 1-2 acres, more or less, and bounded by land's of Geo. A. Hawkins, Miniek, Rankin and Nichols. Tract No. 7. Contrining 33 1-3 acres, more or less, and bounded by lands of West Boozer, Conwell and others. Terms. One-half cash and balance on a credit of one year at 8 per cent. secured by a mortgage of premises, or purchaser may pay all cash. Pur ehaser to pay for all papers and re cording the same. -Plats may be seen at the office of Hunter and Sligh at Newberry or People 's Nat ional Bank at Prosper ity. W. W. Fellers. IMI T MII I I he Sick Room reatest care, as much depends pertes and absolute purity. ~EFOOD key It is distilled, aged and bot pressSUNNY BROOK Bottledsi (100%) proof and every bottle bears Lowing the correct age and quantity. ie, accept no substitute. RY CO., Jefeso Co., K A LUARTS==$5 S PREPAID lowing Distributors: v1 Main 't , .Riclhmonid, Va Roanol(e, Va. . . Jacksonvilie, Fla. r ISt . WV 42h S, . Kirinrat. 0 c END REMITTANCE WITH YOUR ORDER. PPED C. 0. D. Sheet at l( 300 Pieces Music C( WeddinA Pop ular instrume atl( mages' F STAT] COLUM COLUMBIA, REWBI TNOVEMBF Tickets on sale October 31 sve, with final limit to return luding, but not later than ml Two passenger trains daily to rains leave Columbia 1 1.15 ime to visit the Fair. Get Your Tick Which Include Admiss SCHEDULE [EAVE A. M. ,aurens............ 7.10 linton.........--.7.45 k>1dville...........:8.02 ~inards...........8.ro arys.............8.17 lapa ............. 8.24 ~ewberry .. ... .....8.47 ~rosperity.......... 9.07 ittle Mountain... -933 bapin ........-.--.-945 ilton............-9.54 hite Rock........958 111entine.... ... ... 10.06 rmo. . ... ... . .... .i.8 rrive Columbia. . 10.50 sturning, trains leave Columbia For information, call on any age . J. CRAIG, Wilmington, N. C. GEORGIA-CAROLINA FAIR tAugusta, Georgia, November 6-15 1909. he Atlantic Coast Line announces ry low excursion rates to Augusta rthe above occasion and for the sit of President Taft. he President is scheduled sto ah Augusta Saturday evening No nber 6, spend Sunday there and eet and address the people of ath Carolina and Georgia on Mon V. November 8. .\other great event during the wrrill be :he Foot Bal' Game s ~e the Clemson College and Music ) Cts. Popular Sheet Isisting of r Marches Songs and ntal Music )Cts. lool Store. E FAIR BIA, S. C. VIA ,RRYDLAURENSR,R, 1 1st-6th, 1909. st to November 6th, 1909 inclu leaving Columbia up to and in dnight of November 8th, 1909. and from Columbia. Returning, a. m. and 5.30 p. in,, allowing ets via C. N. &L ion to the Fair .Grounds. SOF TRAINS: FARE Including one Admission P. M. to Fair. 2.12..........-----$300 2-32 ................2.90. 2.44..................2.70 2.53..------------- .50. 2.59.- -..--------.....255 3.04................... 245: 3.20.............. .... 2.05. 3-34 -- - --- -- -- . .8 3-49.-----.---.-.......8o 40o1.--.-............1.65 4.07..---..-----------.-1.55 4.-1..----------------..-50 4.17..----------------.140 . 4.27 .... ..-......1.25 4-55 [1.15 a. mi. and 5-20 p. mn. nt or write . Columbia, S. vember 10, and still another will be Children's Day, November 12th. Round trip tickets will be sold from Savannah, Charleston, Con garee, Florence, Dlarlingtoin, Cam den, and intermediate points, Novem ber 6 to 12, limit to leave Augusta not later than midnightr of Novemiber 15th 1909. For tiekets, rates, schedules and any desired information, eal on J. F. Livingston, S. A. L. Ticket Agent, Columbia, S. C., or any agent of the Atlantic Coast Line, or ad dress T C. Wie Gen!. Pass. Age W. J. Craig, Pass. Traffie Manager. Wilmimeton. N C.