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THE PEOPLE'S JOUIJNAL
T. C. ROBINS0N, Eoon.
PUBLXSED ZVERAY TURIDAY.
Subscription One Dollar a Year
Entered at the Post Office at Pckens as
For Congress, Third District,
A. C. LATIMER.
JOHN GARY EVANS.
For Lieutenant Governor,
W. H. TIMMERMAN.
0. W. BUCHANAN.
W. T. C. BATES.
Secretary of State,
D. H. THOMPKINS.
JOHN JARY WATTS.
Superintendant of Education,
W. D. MAYFIELD.
W. D. EVANS,
J. C. WILBORN.
W. H. THOMAS.
For State Sonator,
W. T. O'DELL.
For tho House,
B. J. JOHNSON,
J. T. YOUNGIBLOOD.
For School Commissionor,
T. C. ROBINSON.
N. A. CHRISTOPHER.
For Probato Judgo,
J. B. NEWBERY.
For Suporvior iI -
t io 25th ult., foi
purpose of p)utting out a State
ticket in opposition to the regula:
Democratic nominations. At thb
same time the State Domiocrati,
executive committee was called t<
meet in Columbia to provide for
camp~aign against the p~rop~oso(
ticket. Prominen t Republicani
from all parts of the Stato also as
sembled in Columbia to wat(ch do.
velop~ments andl maiko overtures tt
the dissatisfied element of Demo
Such a congregation of politi
cians, with such a diversity of
views, were never before gathorod
together in this State. Kindred
and families were divided and
there was indeod, independence in
words, thought and aotion. Every
man has his own ideas and ws
not slow to give the State the ben
fit of them, and sometimes quite a
lively andl o x e i t i n g discussion
would occur between the dlogates
on the question of nominations.
It was at pic nic for the Tfillmnan
itos, who hy3 the way, were about
as much divided in opinion on the
efi'eot of nominations as the dole
gates. The extremie men of eacl
faction were in favor of nomina
tions and wore anxious for thei
One of the amusing incidents o
the trip was the formal p)resenta
tion at Ninety-Six of a chicke,
back to an Anderson delegate, by
Pickens delegate. Th'le Andersp,
member was opposed to nomina
tione and it wvas suggested thjat hb
needed back-bone of sompe nort,
On this excursion with th6 Conser,
vatives a Tibnanite could enjoy the
rarq. opportunity of discovering
that all the Conservatives did not
always see ruin to the State under
the present administration, nor
utter destructign to her interests
- in the immediate future. That
fallacious position so often taken
by the press and public speaker,
that the (Jonservatives were di.
~francised by the Reformers in the
ast campaign, was ably met and
completely refuted by a young law
yer from Greenville, whose allegi
ence to the Conservatives cannot
a carbful observer, while bit.
aess and hatred do exist in the~
~ er.of the extremists towardi
formets, it is evident thai
b es ipen and other. whic
polfsh ends ini view are
willing for the voice of the peopf
to be heard, and their chosbn lead
ers so be respected and recQgnized.
While no Reformer can endorse
the motives for these independent
conventions, nor the purposes in
view, yet the effect has bee) good
and has caused each faction to re
gard the feelings and respect the
wishes of the other, and has shown
who are the true friends of the
TRAGEDY IN PICKENS.
Much regrot was caused in
Greenville yesterday by the news,
coming from a correspondent of
THE GREENV1LA Nxws at Easley,
Pickens county, that thoro had
boon a serious shooting affray at a
joint pic nie of the Pickons Rifles
and Dacuevillo Guards at Mount
Carnol, about six miles north of
Easley' Additional intorost and
regret were caused by the fact that
both the parties are well known
Several months ago news reached
here that L. E. Childross was in
trouble in Pickens. Mr. Childress
is a native of Greenvillo, having
como from the Chick Springs soc
tion. He studiod law in this city
in the offico of Goorgo Westmnoro
hand and was rather noted among
the young mon for his retiring
habits and quint demeanor. The
story that caiuo horo was that he
was involved in a sc-andle in which
Miss Cora Richey, daughter of
Shoriff Richey, was tV other prin
cipal and that he ad boon ro
quired to marry he - on pain of
death and had left the county.
There was much talk over the af
fair but it died out prosently, no
body sooms to know exactly how.
It is said hore that Mr. Childress
proposod to the Richoys that they
should solect any six men in Pick
ons and lot him put the facts he
know before them and that lie
would adido their decision on his
conduct. It was further reported
that oi Oo occasion lie started in
a )uggy with soni of the girl's
frionda to face hor and on the way
becmiio suspicious of . trap and
jumped out of the vohiclw and
took to the -woods. After .
troublo died out lie w ed
o ao whom e had
tisly hoen engaged.
Will Lathmii was one of the
bust known men in Pickons. He
was a ilmnmbor of one0 of the most
wVidoly connected and influential
families of the county and was
about the age of Chiidross-twon
ty-fivo. He had married a (laugh
tor of Sheriff Richey, a siator o'f
the girl involved in tho scandal.
1ie was first lieutenant of the Da
cusville Guards-a tall, ruddy
faced man with a long moustache.
The pic nic of yeslterdIay was am
joint one of the Dacusvi'.3 Guards
and the Pickons Rifles and was at
tended by 300 or 400 people0 from
all parts of the county. The p~laco
is about toin miles fromi Greenvilloi
on the Farr's mill road. Tholro
was to have been a prize dIrill and
Col. J1. C. Bloyd and Capt. W. P.
Conyers,-of this city, attended it.
About 12 o'clock Lioutenannt
Lathom noticed that Childress was
o ni the ground. Ho promptly
wvont to his relative and command
ing officer and enquiroed if Clili
(dress had been invited, to the pie
nic. The Captain replied that
he djid not know but supposod niot.
The program called for an ad
(dress to be delivered in a church
or school building near by.
"Hle anld my wife camnot go in
the same building" said Lathonm.
The cap~tain advised that noth
ing be said and that the matter be
allowed to go, for the timo at least.
Will Lathomi said little in reply,
but wont off and secured an *)ak
stick about an inch ini diamoitor at
the big end and trimmed at the
handle. Reports dliffer as to what
if anything, he said( to Childress.
The first the crowd know of troub)
Io, Lathom was wielding his stick
on Childress' head. Two or three
heavy blows were struck in quick
succession. Then Childress drew
his revolver, quickly pointed it at
Lathom's body and fired. Lathomn
fell heavily to the ground, the
crowd scattered in confusion and
Childross wvalked AMay. He soon
met J. H. Bloweh and went ofy
with him. A little later the crowd
rallied and followed and followed
angrily, but Mr. Blowen turned
and said Childrness had surrender
ed to him and was- going to jgil
and would be protected. This was
satisfactory and ended that part
of it. Childress went on to Pick
ens Curt House and was in jeail
there last night.
Dr. Frank Smith, of Easley,
was sent for to and the woimd
ed nn, but his skill -could -aail
nothing.' Lathem was s -. t
through . the;* liver and he - died
about 8 o'oloqk. He leaves a
widow and one child.
The tragedy, of course, broke up.
the pic nie and drill.' -Feeling on
the ground was strong against
Childress, but at Pickens it was
rather in his favor.-Greenvillo
News of Sunday.
The above from tho Greenville
News; contains substantially the
statement of -tho origin -and cir
cumstancos of this infortunate af
fair. Since the above was reported
to the Greenvillo News, the inquest
and post mortom examination has
boon held. The verdict of the
jury was, that J. W. Lathem cino
to his death from a gun "shot
wound inflicted byla pistol, in'the
hands of L. E. Childros'r. The
following from the testimony at
the inquest contains about all the
facts of the homicide;
"The following is the testimony
of M. F. Williams: "I was at the
pic nic at Mount Carmel on the
26th-Mr. Will Lathom was stand
ing talking to me-he then pass
od by me going in the direction of
L. E. Childres-then I saw him
strike him a glancing lick. The
next thing I saw was Childress
draw his pistol and shoot-thon I
saw Lathein fall-then Childress
moved as though lie Was going to
draw his pistol again-then John
1-1. Bowen sai(l take Childross
away from there-Dr- Morgan
said take Willie Lathem away
we took him out and fixOd a place
for him to lie in the shadl---Will
Lathem then sai( to me that he
and Childress could not stay there
together-Lathom did not striko
but, on lick, until he was shot by
Childres--I put my liand on
Childress's arm as I thought he
was aiming to shoot again."
Rev. G. W. Singleton testified:
"I was at tho Military pic nic at1
Mount Carmel on the 29th inst.
floury Bowen and I wore sitting iin
ny buggy in the church yard
Loomin E. Childross camno .u, t.
110 ai 'avim'fo me and 1111.enry
owon-lio passod around to
my hack and began a conversation
to Mr. Bowen-whilo in that con
voreation, I heard blows as though
there were two licks-as I turned
I heard a p)istol fire-1 saw Willie
Lathom falling and Childre~ss with
smokinig pistol mn hand-I hoard
some1 angry wvord1s spokenf before
the shooting, but 'did' not know
who it wais."
Dr. J. J. Morgan testified.: "I
saw Will Lathem fall-I went to
him and we picked him up and
carried him off ablout 100 yards
from where lie was shot-I thought
lhe was in a dying condition-lio
had no pulse-I found a bullet
hole in about the right hypochron
driac region. about three and a
half inches to the right of median
line, about five inches below the
nipple. It struck the -eastal car
tilage and~ ranged up)ward, back
ward andl to the lef t-The shot
was sufficient to cause death-ho
lived about two hours after., the
wound Was made." D~r. RI. F.
Smith corrobrated Dr. Morgan's
statement in regard to the wound
and adde~d that the left hand of
the deceased was powdor burned.
Thle coronior also heard the tos
timony of J. H. Martin and WV.
A. Philips', wvhichi is substantially
the eame as to the facts.
Piekens Aunoung the lndepenadenatM.
In the Independent conven tion
of the 2 4 t hi ult. the Pick
ens dlelegationi was (devided, R. G.
Gaines, L. K. Kelloy, Elias Day
and J. B. King were in favor of
nommiuations anid s0 voted, while
John HI. Bowon and Dr. R F.
Smith woere o)pposel; andl Votod
against them. After the caucus
took the test vote and it was (vi
(lont that those favoring nom11inia
tion were in the majority, Dr.
Smith withdrew from the caucus
and refused to be bound to sup
port ani lIndopondenit ticket. Capt.
Bowon remained in the caucus aif
teor the test vote.
Salesday brought but fow poo
to town, and~ little interest was
taken in the sales. Thle following
lands were sold: La the case of
R. L. McCrackin against W.' A.
Barr,651 acres to R. L. McCrackin,
for $100; in the case of Josephj
Hardin vs. Jamee F. Cauley ot. ad.
350 acres to R. E. Brown for $311.
.Go to Cox.& Seiglor for bargams
in stoves,, in ware, crockery, or
anything in their line, their goods
arermaked down 25 per cent.
One Trunk $4.75 rod'med to $2,.
87. B. L. Sunan Br,.
Editor of the Journal;
Please allow m space in youl
valuable paper to give your read.
ors the bonefits of tho Union meot
ing of the second devision of the
Twelve Milo River Association,
which conveeiod with the Prater's
Crook Baptist Church, on the 29th
and 80th ot Sptombor 1894.
The Union wa01 's callod to order
by The 'Moloritor, Ro v.. .C. Sea
bori. Tilo introdLctory sormon
W s'yradhoi'b . itov. L. F. Nelson,
from the 6t 'clidptor'imd 336 vorse
of the Gospel of St. Matthew, which
Was able and instructivo.
Aftor which went into an organi
ization. On- motion by T. F. Nei
fon rotained the samio oflicors. Ap
pointed a codunittoo to arrango a
programme which consists of W.
R. Garrett, S. W. Howaird, and T.
II. Stoward, wiolindod in tho foi
lowinig quories: "Has porsecution
boon oiny advantage to. the cause
of Christ or nt?" Opounod by Rev.
R. W. Nolson. Oin niotioi by Rov.
It. F. Murphroo, it was tablod. Ad
journed one hour for dinnor.
Ro-asscmblod in tho house and
took up tho qn6ry, "Is it good dis
ciplino 'for church membors to
commune with oxcluded mnilmers
or not." Opened by Rov. It. W.
Rico and commended by Roy. 1.
F. Murphroo. "I s it good discipliino
for a sister church to tolerate mom
bers in heor bordors who coimmuni
ith excludod 'mombers, and if so,
wiat courso will sho pursuo." Spo
ken to by T. F. Nolson, B. F. Mir
phroo and others. Decision first
part, no secoid pirt, admonish
thom if they won't. hear us cliim
1 disfellowship with1 thom11 a(d
iond it to tho Associat ionl.
Taiken up tho quierie, "HII(1!bl' can
mvo work up.a:-mero il rm intor
mst among 11egligent ,Aombers to
1011) pay ti6 soy"Opened by
Rov B. F. inurphA/vo and spoken to
>y Rev T F.Ndfson, R V Nelson,
A" L Eltra4k lfn, J C Garrott and
>thors .. On anotion by T F Nelson,
1fcd tho quierrio. Taken up tho
quorrio, "Is it good Ito divido the
Association or not?" Opened by
Roy T F Nelson and spoken to I)y
Rov I F Mlurphroo and others;
tabled querrie. Closing pratyor by
Rov T F Nelson.
Sunday met in dovoti-mal exor
cisos. Id by Roy R W Nelson,
after which called for the report of
Sunday schools of the diiIloront
churchos, whlich) was very good.,
Intormission. for a short time.
Re-assembled in tho house, when
Rev B Fii Murphroo took for his
subject sixteeni verses of the 16th
chlapter of the Gospel of St. Mark,
wvhich was able and instructivo.
After which taken up a collection
and received $1.15 and turned the
suamo over to the present Missiona
ry now at wof'k.
Tihe commli tteo hlanded tihe fol-.
lowing querrm.s to be discussed at
the next Uniionl, wiiCh is thioChris
Lian Sabbath -the first daly of the
week of the seventhl. Opened by
Rey TV F Nois~on..
"'Is it righ t. for us, as brethren,
to wash on)0 Ahtothler's foet.?' ' If so
where'is tile Phopor laco. Opened
by WV L Entre~kin. AnnfounIced the
next mootinlg to ho( hold( with GAol
(loll's Cieek Baptist Church on) tile
5th Saturday and1( Sunday iln De
comlber, with Rev Rev R W Nelson,
to proach tile ilt roductory. and1
Roy WV C Senhorn tile Missionmary
Sermon, onl Sunaday.
Tholl thlanks are' hereby teindered
to thlo brethren and sisters and
frionds of thiis coilnuunity fo teiWr
WV. C. S:Anoux, Moderator.
A IB. Rimmxs, Clerk.
13 ara.atlrssou iMeeIIang.
J. F. Lay', IB. A. Haiglood and1(
E. R. ichardsonl were the dele
gates to the RIfekJ Hill mleetin~g (on
tile 25th uiit., and( .J. F. Lauy maido
a reloor t th1a1t mootinag.
J. E. Iloggs was called up~on and1(
stated tile objec, of tho( mooeting is
to organize aij Imm)iligrait ion Socie
ty tocatchl th<'iinigrantls whiohav1)eV
left thec Nor'thwest,i for, thea tein
Piedmonit counllties, and1( P'ick(ns is
to hlave h1er 'Share. Th'io counties
are to subsibeI~i *500) oech. A join t
sitock potulpaIyy to be formed, and
shares~ to 1)o $10. TJhoe steckhol
are are to boe a landl agonecy, and1(
will charge'1 JOpor'cont. 01n sales of
land flgdl.ky them. 't'he general
prosporiy4. t10' pouintry isl thle
mafitl object thoe schomol.
J.' E. iBog wvas olected Presi
lont, and Udlhimnsonl was elect
ud Seretary (td 'lrauo of the
Pickens Couinty Society.
On mlotions ' the -Prosidlont; was
anhrzdfo~ on .an executive
coOfUit~,eW <4p~nyass for subscrip
0in *t h caital -stqnk of the
dompany. Tho followimg were ap
Easley-N M. lagood, and A.
Liborty-T. N. Huotr and N.
Contral-asj. F. Ily 1111d W.
Calhoun-A. J. Boggs aiid John
Mile Creok-J. N. Murphree.
Pickons- J. E. Iloggs and. T. .
Dacutsville"-J. J. Morganl.
lEastatoo-John WV. Thomails.
Meeting adjoutrnod subject to
the cal I of ie Prosident.
I Mean You.
I havo waited long and patient
ly for what you aro duo mo.
Plonso pay ni0 iow, don't put it
ofi unI til neOxtimlonth.
30. J.i. Nj .:InI:Y.
1 NOW HAVE TWO (1O)
TWO IORSE FARMS, for
Which I want good Tenants.
C. L. HOLNusworrn.
Oct. 1, 1894.
WHEN AND WHERE TO 00.
When you wanit the hanldsoilest
Novelty Suit Im Greenv'ille go to
Jones & Garrison's.
When you want to see the best and
chea1 pest line of all kinds o Dress
Good6 go to
Jones & Garrison's.
When. you want to find the newest
111( latest novelties in Dress Trim.
mings and all kIG lUkce notions
Jones & Ga.!;o 's.
When you want a pair of ladies 30
cents Hose for 25 cents and three
pairs of 50 cents Hose for $1 go to
Jones & Garrisoni.
Wlein the cold mornings rmind
yolu that Winter is coming and that
YOU will have to get some Woolen Un.
derwear, cither ladies', mens'or child
rens' if you would like to have them
made of free wool go to
Jones & Garrison's.
When vou want white and co'orod
Shirt Fronts to wear with vour Blazer
Suit and a 75 cent Unlaundried Shirt
for your husband for 50 cents go to
Jones & Garrison's.
When you want anything in Dry
Goods and Shoes you can't find any
where else go to
.Jones & Garrison's.
When you want the best andl cheap
est Shoes in Greenville go to
d1ones & G arr~ison's5.
. lhen you wvan t anyVthlinii ini ourI
h ne that is goodl, cheap and' no trash
or old stuff. We will he glad to see
JONES & GARRISON,
Mondi~ay, and1 M~onday only, (one)
cake Buttermiik Soap : cents.
No. 9) PENDI LETON 8TR EET1.
Sept. 27. Greenville, S. C.
Agents Standard Patterns. Cata-.
logue firee on r equest.
SHEPPARD AND ELUSON'S
Georgia Hlomne-mnade for rongl
ware, is the best.
Nice line Ladies' Shioes, patonit fast
eners given with shoes, so you wil
not be sowing on b)uttons every Sun
day before going to chuirch. Chil.
dreni's shioes, a specialty.
Indigo Pr'ints best, 5 cenits pei
All woel Twilled Flannel 1t 24
conts per yard.
All wvool Twilled Flannel best 2(
cents per' yardl.
All wool School Boy Jeans 13 '23..
cents per' yardi.
All wool School Boy Jeans hest
'20 cents per yard.
3l-4 Sh irtintg 4 cents per' yard.
7.8 Shiirting 5 "
1Ha ts all kmnds, a nd styles wilh 333
per' cenlt 6of. li)on't iniss getting a
$'2.0t) llat for $1.50. Conio early
b~efore thecy ar'e allI gonle.
G'ood Ii ne of S lis an111 nderwevair,
A\ (oodl pa ir Jlankets, t0 centIs.
A good pair C'(ounlterplanse, 90
I. N. L. Pocket knives 20 per~ cent
Nails steel cut, 21 cents per pound.
*.By the keg 21 '' '
Shot 6 i cenits per1 pound1(.
IPowder '20 "
Best Patent Flour il3.90 cents pe~r
Second Patent Flour $3.00 cents
*We have many other things. that
you y'ill need,. which space. here'
dlont' allow us to to mention, s6o ca
to see us.1 'nhen bii towni
SHIEPPARD) & ETJLISON.
Easley, Sept. 27 1894.
Cotton Buyor, Calhoun, S. C.
WVill pay highest prico for Cdtton.
A. J. BOOGS.
and See.. I
e f ore
We can save yo
Fall Stock of Go
in. T'hey are chii
Sept. 20, 1894.
SL AU GEi
SMITH & I
Will offer for Thirty days the fo
Suits at'a terribi
Lot 1, 37 Suits, 84 to 42, at $12.50.
sold for less than $16.50 and. many of t
Lot 2, 12 Suits, 34 to 42, at $10. Ti
This wvo bi)oN
Ever made in Clothing in creenvii lo.
>rics anId miade by the best tailors that
' A few minutos spent in oxaminlat
M\amn and Was
May !, 18.
We carry at all ItIimes~, a stojek of
I E PAlIING, from i pmtting a. bottoi
out and( out elaborate artiicle~s and1( v
Our prices are always as low as
giood wvork. D on'*t have work of1 th
or (G.alvanized Iron unitil yo u come t
When 'yon want ai OOKINA '10
ELMO-Ji[(, andl LI BERTY, andl COmo t
Notice to Creditors.
A ll ersosIhtldinig .1; 11n im
against the Estato of 3. S. Por--r
tur, deconsed, are hereby noti
filod to presen1t the same to
un rdersigned properlly app rov
on or before-the 1st day of GO
ber next, or be barred from pa
ici~ating in the funds of si
Estate, and all persons~ indghtet
to said Estate must mako pay
ment on or before the timn~o above
mentioned. * J. M1. STrJwART,
Aug. 30. Admin istrator.
Iwill-bo pleased to fill ordersj)
--for FaUlT TREq, Ci nApj. V\ses,
STRAwnICInaY PLANF14 andl 0Oe.A
ME1NTAL SnIRUInBERY. I 0m .A gent,
for E. L.Tatylor's Nursery, whinch
is located two and a- half miles
South of GIreenvillo,-and which
isn filled with Trees~O and Pl ants -
suitedt to this climate. n
I have been in the business for to
fifteen years and will help you
select Fruit adapted to this cli
mate, and the location of the or
chard. J. M. TEAGUE,
Jnuly 10 --m ])nlIn S. (. ha
U. money. Our
fds are coning
Maiji Street, Greenville, S, C.
llow'ng lots oftFine Frock
Nono of thilt. has ever been
homt at $20 and $25.
s lot was sold from $15 to $16.50
' is tho
'T'he Goods aro of tho..finest fa
Cut goods porfoct in fit 'and fin
ion of thoso.numbors we think
hingtonI Stralreeiville,'B. C,
\.N A \ \*a
lifferenlt sizes and w~eights of
IN Si IlET IRON, ZINC, TiN,
IdIs of Sheet Metal Work and
Ii in a gtee :Pot tb maklne
essels mi the above metals
an be inado consistent~
s kind dlone, nor' b'
IL REA T H
ansion V' J, S. C.
VE~ remcember the IR ON KING
see them. May 5.
rtat y0r na of oither sor oPeise
~im . ~ r I1 a r1 . (l'n c arr in.
r. V t. fo fre M titsi o de ew
3 (U0b'10i W, (Er~sly btaion.
WAN'~ ii-A fow vloardov
Notice to Farmers.
I will bo located dluring tho
i ton season, at the no0w Mill
)wnl of Ne wry onl Little Rivor,
epmred to buy all Cottoni ofter
highest market prices.
hiereb~y; give .nI9.t ip1 orewa'rn'an~y
ra~oi or I)0rson's, nEl ol iit, iI- k 'es sj s
mny. lji aiftpr thmo aidvertisemnt of. da,~
lleo, arnhy wvIll be deal with according
hUe Brownm's Iron Biltteya.
L11 deualers kcop it. $1.00 per botle. 'Genuipe
a trado-muar" anid crossed n a nonwrannaar.