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?. v . ; . .. * ', *v THE BA1BEBG HBBAir ESTABLISHED IN APRIL, 1891 A. W. KNIGHT. Editor. Rates?fi.oo per year; 50 cents for six months. Payable in advance. Advertisements?$1.00 per inch for first insertion; 50c. for each subsequent insertion. Liberal contracts made for three, six, or twelve months. Want Notices one cent a word each insertion. Local Notices 8c. per line first week, 5c. afterwards. Tributes of Respect, etc., must be paid for as regular advertising. Communications?News letters or on subjects of general interest will be gladly welcomed. Those of a personal nature will not be published unless paid for. Thursday, Feb. 23,1905 ================== Is not Charleston a little greedy? She got the judge of the new circuit and now wants the solicitor. The other counties in the circuit ought to have something it ! seems. js.' *** The legislature ad j ourned last Saturday. 1 The pay of members stopped is the reason. We wonder how long the session ] would last if the constitution allowed un- j . limited sessions. 1 & ." #** The scramble of all these Democratic J lawyers to get an appointment as Federal ? Judge from a Republican president is a little bit disgusting to say the least of it, especially when the president is a man ] of such stamp as Roosevelt. j V J Representative E. T. LaFitte informs J ns that the appropriations made by the ] H general assembly, including the salaries < of the new jndges and solicitors, amount | to $38,000 less than they were last year, j This is good news. It shows a disposition t to cut down the expenses of the State, e sj|\; which we are glad to see. j ? The work of the legislature for this year f ., is ended, and none of it was of much importance. The session will be remembered more for what it refused to do than < j t:. for what legislation was enacted. No i important bills were passed. 'Tis true t ^ that many important measures were in- \ troduced, -but most of them were killed 3 either in the house or senate. \ k&V. *** Candidates are popping up right along 1 I in the two new circuits just created by < . the legislature. The elections will soon j he ordered, and no doubt primaries will j ' be held to thin the candidates down to a i ^ stand. In the first circuit W. Turner g . .. Logan, of Charleston, is already an- ^ nounced as a candidate, and J. G. Padgett and other lawyers of the Walterboro bar i are spoken of. In the new circuit, Fred H. Dominick, of Newberry, D. H. Magill, ] of Greenwood, and Eugene S, Blease, of t Saluda, are already announced, with other z counties in the circuit to hear from. Becently there was a chicken fight near ] . Union, and a local newspaper, The Prog- ( ^ess, published an account of it, but re- s frained from giving names or printing \ ,. pictures of the scenes at the fight, although a several snap shots were taken. The paper j has been severely criticised by some of i the "sports" of Union, which was to be q . expected, but we are surprised that the j other paper published there, The Union t Times, should give space to their articles. t Progress is on the side of law and order, ^ which is the right side, and The Times has nothing to gain by giving the use of t c its.columns for such a purpose. g We hope to hear a discussion of muni- c cipal questions in the coming city elec- v tion. The voters should know every man's Ideas as to town government before vot !' log xor aim. wast we w?ui is wgciuui p people generally more interested, and this t . v' we feel sure will result in the town's good. ^ Public officials should be supported in their acts and not be always criticised j and oftentimes abused. As it is now, the a position of mayor or alderman in Bam- j, berg is a thankless one, and with such a state of affairs existing, it is no wonder g that it is hard to get business men to ^ sacrifice their time and give their services g free, only to be always reminded of their g shortcomings as public servants. The voters should hold a public meeting, every ^ voter taking part, and nominate a strong ^ set of men for mayor and aldermen and a then hold up their hands in every effort n which is for the town's best interests. (l The State's Finances. F ' * ^ * g The appropriation bill carries a levy of 5i mills. This is an increase of imill for ? general State purposes and the ways and j means committee regards this as neces- j sary to get the State in time on a cash ' ,.t?sis. ' ( The levy is 4$ mills for general State purposes and 1 mill for pensions. The ^ + V.A + 41.A AVMAMOAO rtf CommitlW il^uico, tuaii bug gApguovo vi ^ . . the State aggregate $1,225,000 and 5 mills, t . with the other sources of revenue, will . raise $1,185,000. The additional half mill 1 put in the supply bill this year will raise j $105,000. This, with $100,000 from the franchise tax law, it is figured will allow a surplus of $75,000 to $100,000 with ^ which the State may catch up and get on a cash basis. The committee regards this * r"' increase of half mill in the general supply bill as necessary, and has made it plain j that one mill is necessary for pensions, $200,000 being appropriated annually for 1 that purpose. 1 ?? .. I John Hunt, a restaurant and blind j tiger keeper in Columbia was shot Tuesday by Charlie Walker, white, an employee of the Columbia duck mill. The wound may prove fatal, as the bullet took effect in the abdomen. * >v- . 'J. ft'-' ' f-'i i' U SHOOTING IN JACKSONVILLE COURT ROOM May Brown is Dead and Mrs. J. H. Freeman and City Detective Cahoon Seriously Wounded. Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 13.?Mrs. Joseph H. Freeman lies mortally wounded, her daughter, Miss May Brown, is dead and City Detective W. B. Cahoon is seriously wounded as a result of a shoot- . ing affray in the court room of I. L. Farris, justice of the peace, this morning. Mrs. Freeman had brought action against Owen E. Loadboldtz, charging him with ruining her daughter. The parties to the case had gone to the court room prepared for trouble. According to witnesses of the tragedy. Mrs. Freeman attracted Loaholdtz's attention by calling hisname and fired at him. His reply was prompt and deadly. He fired five times and every shot took effect. Mrs. Freeman was shot four times in the breast and her daughter, who had fired once, was shot in the mouth and instantly killed. Detective Cahoon, who was attempting to disarm Loadholdtz, was shot in the back, evidently by one of the women. Loadholdtz was arrested and is in jaiL Joseph Brown, brother of the girl who was killed, arrived on the scene immediately after the shooting and was locked up for a time by order of Justice Harris to prevent further trouble, but was x>on after released. IS IT RIGHT? Is it right that a property owner should lose $420 to let a dealer make 50 cents? 1 dealer makes 50 cents more on fourteen gallons of ready>for-use paint, at $1.50 per gallon, than our agent does on eight gal. Ions of L. & M. paint and six gallons of inseed oil, which makes fourteen gallons >f the best paint in the world, at $1.20 >er gallon; the property-owner loses just ?4.20. Is it right? It only requires 4 galons of L. & M. and 3 gallons linseed oil o paint a moderate sized house. Ten thouland churches painted with Longman & Martinez L. & M. paint. Liberal quantity riven to churches when bought from Bamberg Pharmacy. Legislative Doings* The senate killed the bill which allowed xranties to vote out dispensaries without laving a tax of one-half mill levied on hem to enforce the law. This ;ended the tope of any dispensary legislation this rear, and the dispensary stands exactly is it did before the general assembly met. Friday night, by a vote of 16 to 15 the Senate killed the bill providing for a Jtate reformatory Jor youthful criminals. Dr. Black voted against it. This bill had lassed the house, and would have become aw but for the senate. The ladies of the State had asked for the reformatory, and vorked hard to get the bill passed. The legislature adjourned last Saturday, laving lasted the limit of forty days. Speaker Smith appointed Mr. E. T. jaFitte as the chairman of the committee o contract for the State Supreme Court eports. The house members of the committee to nvestigate the dispensary are: Arthur j. Gaston, of Chester ; Thos. B. Fra*er, >f 8umter; J. Fraser Lyon, of Abbeville; ind D. A. Spivey, of Horry. The mem- , >ers of this committee from the senate ire: J. T. Hay. of Kershaw; Cole L. Jlease, of Newberry and Niels Chrisensen, Jr., of Beaufort. Speaker Smith lid much better in his appointments than jieutenant Governor Sloan, as the house aembers of the committee are strong aen. Let us hope that it will not be a , whitewashing proceeding after all. The committee appointed to investigate he boiler explosion heating plant of the >tate house some weeks ago, decided that 1 he fireman was careless but that they 1 ould find no evidence to connect any one ' with having tampered with'them. The house passed a resolution endorsog B. A. Morgan, of Greenville, for the losition of Federal judge of the new disrict to he created in the upper counties. Ir. Morgan is a member of the house. The senate passed the bill providing i>r a State armory in Columbia and an ppropriation of $5,000 to erect the buildag. Dr. Black voted against the bill. Salaries of solicitors of the first and econd circuits will be $1,800 a year, and a all the other circuits they will receive )1,500. Bamberg is now placed in the econd circuit. When the house convened last Wednesay night Mr. LaFitte, of Bamberg, aris * *i _ ng to a question or personal privilege, pologized to the house for the unparlialentary language he had used Tuesday. You gentlemen remember what hapiened in this hall night before last," he aid. "It is my purpose to conduct myself ;s a gentleman and to treat others as genlemen. But on that occasion I felt so outaged that I lost my temper and used anguage unparliamentary. I now wish o make the general assembly of South Carolina my humble apology." Mr. Edwards, a member of the house rom Spartanburg, offered a resolution o prevent the State house beingjused for he annual State ball, but the house voted t. down by a large majority. In the closing hours of.the house, Mr. jaFitte made the motion that the body neet as a committee of the whole and >ffered the usual resolutions of thanks to he speaker, newspaper reporters, etc. Executive Committee Meeting. The executive committee of the Rivers' Bridge Memorial Association will meet at Jie memorial grounds on Saturday, klarch 4th, at 3 o'clock p. m. for the pur>ose of arranging for memorial services. V full attendance is earnestly requested. Dr. N. F. Kirkland, Sr., J. W. Jenny, President. Secretary. Jenny, S. C., February, 20,1905. Tree W A Gallons On It CTtvo 'Road Agents Were Once Strung Up. A Story qf the Mot hod* qf Vigilante* In the Early TXay* qf Montana?Had Gang Hounded Up. Among the famous trees of Montana there probably la not one which has so unique and thrilling a history attached to it as that which pertains to the tall cottonwood about a quarter of a mile west of the picturesque little town of Laurin, in the Buby valley, says the Anaconda Standard. It is known to the old residents there as the "hangman's tree,1' and Its peculiar branching vividly conveys the Idea that It might have been especially reared for the grewsoxae use to which the vlgl THE HEN WEBS HUHG OH THE LIMB. 1 antes of Montana applied it when they began their self imposed task of "regulating" the road agents. It was the first tree in the country need as an executioner's gallows, and, singularly enough, the two men who gave up their lives there were the corresponding secretary and messenger of the road agent organization. It was after the execution of George Ives on Dec. 21, 1863, that the organization of the vigilance committee was effected. Its officers and scouting parties were in the saddle, hurrying at top speed toward the haunts and rendezvous of the road agent band. It was on Dec. 23,1863, that a party, twenty-four in number, under the captaincy of a citizen renowned for bravery, nerve and coolness and good judgment in all emergencies, started on the expedition which resulted in two bandits meeting their doom at the hands of the committee and suffering death on this particular tree. They met Srastus Yager ("Bed**), but none of the party knew him. He was the swift messenger of the road agents, and be told the vigilantes that several of the most notorious at the gang that they were after were lying at Cottonwood drank and defiant The scoots laid over some time for needed rest for their animals, and in the afternoon rode into Cottonwood, Intending to take the road agents by surprise and capture them after dusk. But the wily "Red" had fooled them by getting there ahead of them, and the regulators found to their chagrin that the birds had flown. The letter of warning is said to have been written by Brown and carried over by "Red." Baffled in this case, the vigilantes returned by way of Point of Rocks, on Beaverhead. They suffered intensely from cold. While here they heard that "Red" was on Rattlesnake creek, and a party of volunteers was detailed to get him. They succeeded, although but narrowly escaping a sharp encounter with Buck Stinson and Ned Ray, who, witlr an alleged prisoner, were enacting the parts of deputy sheriffs at the rendezvous of the road agents on Rattlesnake. The prisoner was quite tractable and apparently unconcerned, and with due precautions for his safe keeping he was taken along to Dempsey's without trouble. Here the scouts rejoined the main body of the command, and here also they found Brown, the secretary who wrote the letter of warning which his confederate had carried so swiftly to the gang which bad escaped from Cottonwood. The two men, Yager and Brown, were brought together next morning and subjected to a rigid examination, from which it was elicited that the statement of "Bed" that Brown wrote the warning letter was true and he, too, was placed under arrest Hie two were then tried separately, and they were each found gidlty of complicity with Plummer and his gang, Brown as secretary and "Red" as road agent and messenger. Both strenuously denied the commission of individual murder, and that was not proved against them. But their connection with the numerous robberies and murders which had been committed was fully established by their Own confession, and they were placed under guard pending a vote as to their disposal. This was taken by the captain standing in the middle of the road, stating the question to the men, telling them they had all heard the evidence and to vote according to their consciences, those voting guilty stepping to the right side of the road and others to the left All went to the right, and, the law of the vigilantes providing only one mode of punishment death, the doom of the culprits was sealed. The prisoners were placed under an escort oi seven men ana startea ior Virginia City. Reaching Lanrin (or Loraine"a, as the place was known in those days), a bait was made for the main party to come up, and it was decided to stay there for the night About 10 o'clock the leader was awakened for a re-examination of the prisoners and was taken to the hotel barroom, where they were confined, and here "Red" made a confession, In which he revealed the names of Plummer and all his gang, their signs of recognition, gripe, password, mode of shaving and manner of wearing the necktie and many other items of their customs of procedure. With this lnfortna! tion in their possession the vigilantes decided to execute the prisoners forthwith, and a party was detailed to select a place for the purpose. The tree was chosen, and on Jan. 4, 1864, the condemned men were marched from the hotel through the snow and hung on the limb which is conspicuously grim on the trunk of the tree as If it were grafted there for that very purpose. Of the manner of their death it is only necessary to say that Brown's shuffling off this mortal coil is said to have been cowardly In the extreme, while his comrade met death with a Spartan stolidity which elicited admiration of his nerve on the part of his executioners. The chase and capture of these two 'hod noonntod hrolro flQrQ fn Vi nil uimo uau wvu^vw ?*? w ? v ? ?? the accomplishment, but afterward the work of the vigilantes was done more speedily. Thanks to the information obtained from "Red's" confession, they moved so swiftly that when Bill Hunter was hanged on the West Wall a tin on Feb. 3, 1864, they had, as one of them quaintly expressed it, "more than thirty road agent scalps on their coup stick." After that the vigilantes of Montana carried on their operations in more desultory fashion. CUILV CAK.'RIE'D OFF By TAJVTHEH. The Little CM Survived Her Adventure and War /tone the Worse For It. A mite ride through a forest in the jaws of a panther is a remarkable adventure for a two-year-old baby to survive, but Marie Ambrozini, a California baby, is none the worse for such an experience. In the Bean river section of Humboldt county, CaL, the Ambroadnis have their home on Dublin heights. Hanging on the wall is a gun, for danger lurks In four footed guise in the forest Not thinking that any harm would come to the baby while she went to the rear garae& to gainer some Yegei&uiea for her husband's dinner, Mrs. Ambrozini one day left little Marie playing in front of the house. Suddenly a frightful scream pierced the stillnesB. The mother ran forward. BE SAW A PANTHXB PLUNGING INTO TBI FOBEBT. The yard was empty. But the father In the dairy near by had heard that cry. Rushing from the shed, he saw a panther plunging into the forest with his child's clothing In its jaws. Ambrozlni dared not stop to get the gun lest he lose sight of the panther. He gave chase, snatching a heavy stick as he ran. For almost a mile the beast crashed through the underbrush with Its prize. The baby was heavy and hindered its captor. Finally letting fall Its load, the panther skulked away. Ambrozlni picked up the baby girl. Two bright black eyes flashed Into his own; a little band reached upward in playful appeal; a voice piped like bird notes in the wooded silence. Marie laughed Into the anxious face above her. o-- '--.'r r - % vst ' ;W y>-X*. % - '' 3SBgH83Hg$$$$g$gi$g%$$g$$$$^|N|f i 1 Choice Black Dress Goods H I I TT jg| ? Makes no difference what the occasion mav be II SaiB t|7 " ~ ?/ A? V)fiH ; ? there is nothing nicer, nothing more useful and i ?; nothing better suited for all occasions than a |jr ;; nice black dress or black skirt. JSTow is the ;I time to make your selection of these ever popu- h ? lar goods. One hundred brand new pieces to g} ;; select from. I f? 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