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^' '. ,,r+k! : 1)+ rf C%/ L~ jlp1i%!, F.l i4" . K"1 ir r : .nL N o :* ' ' 77 F (J"(i "1 i7 % r Cr :it vis , ? ' i ; , :l f ' 'C .. y y71 ', v" FiI fr1 CCC .^j rK" ;'. '~ G., 1:~ y +^ ,;?"u^y," yr 'hA 'i',r f 4 ii I, i 1 i$ A I ! i'iDN ~ 'N '' L R Y . U m J T A Y . A P R IL 1 . 8s 2MYern JSo:1t.-1V1. TO ' IT.: .0 .Jsice nPu non l'1e l:shnopvilne ;.&rprise U stron language with reference to the Contempt into wicn the law has fallen in all part; o the State. We do not understand iour cOn1 tempor:,ry as hing :my perso:!:i p)remltoln m the n:atter o. 1: .JOinlsto:e-.1nes s iOOit:i afi r in the New',rr- Co:rt llouse. The manl A est Purp1os, o! :.'i'i' is to insist on the :(miCtathm (4 the 1aw1 in t:1 :e: h cai w ianm re spect of p:r ons. Evide:ilv Mr. .:imt slew .JonIles. , he ' i ni. u:e s -:) : in If therm he i'iec t' sh golw that r..l Jo( on : o i s 1o tt son Wo the exprel'' t"urloSt' or .1.()1 in- to dec:.ti t :. ..-in, it. shoull b.e ho in open Court. a:-l the So. li;;tor. sho'.ud be fai to do o :iould n0., S:t e xonerated I efore the peacful pece-ovi pol.'of the I** on t1,e Lte an, .Mr. Joan oine., can Show that the went to that Court room i n the fcar of ':: life, and wa"s irop:l;tela to shoot Jones in sel' (tc , TInse. we want to see tihat lact shown, too. b in all iir ,ess. But, we no not Want to e C this matter c(!okeit up iii the grand inrv roo:n. the SKlleitor cvIing a it. beause (f Ir .Jo:ns;tn,s per. s.nal or pro:-rssonal josition. W e li:e i :ard facts relatei which r:, tO s!.uw th1at ..Ir. 1oh4stone Went t) that I:.-etini with. a deal v intent ot' ki!,n his alversarv. All the out Side facts go O show that such was the deliberate intention. E,en if ones di: snoot trst.. .oinns:one went there with: two revolvers on his per S >n, and in the trial of the case uttered wor.is of deadly tan t wi. were calculated. and must have been :itened. t( .ead () to a deadly en counter. . II, it be tru that .a man mayv put a S111l af:fo . uo anothr ni at t:pi)t to r .ent it. as no t any n:an won. at. th iko i life. a:al t hen the aigareesor can sla>ot t;; he ier.dl.d muan down and. call 4oa sclf-defen'ase thie sooner we do) away withi aws and Cournits anl betakeh ourselves to the b et ter. TheC t ruth is, :a 1 the faict cannot b,edied . Ouri Courts :r flin' it cntmpt. It can not we 1ea2', he said thiat our .Jundges and otileers of Court are without blame in this solemna matter. I ake, or instance, the iaw as:ilnst catryi:.g conceledo weapons. It is the law. and enacted for a good and( og. pupos. It is not to be denien that' there a4re manyv mieners of~ so wh will m> consent to carr~y deadlv wennon on 4s.0 teir nefS:n. iner Pre unarmedthan t 'eidceatel tountlL ea C huuet w.i 1: :lo men .:d carry , rmsfor thal t pu1rpose as if l was i:ugamo hostile~ t th 'ra lov of soe: ty . taen. that t:;e lawv shouhi maah' 1:,: a.'o carry' ofa dedyweapon upion the orson ottenl :tans to (t':ii.V r.S.:ts (In the spunr o~ thle n:oment, whieb. upon(J coule r r Ceion. would. hnve be a'4ome. '' el i, undr the.sL conve.A :41n1. ic Iseg :aLture j.ut thle law im the statute book. and therez' it is for th'e~ ('4urts to enf!orce without fear or fa or vev u . - st wit that4 (oa: unio:1 i:s 2onscienie : tverr jary s oson e*ti .vetV Sfie!Ot4 is 11u.ier the sa1:ne. 44bligation. to enfo(rce the 1 c.s ao the. prtc8io:l or the pea:c, It is no4 t ori' an t t.'se t(o '.ur wa: m:e: Gli obe 19 4a a: ' :ht tan en:forcimPn. o!teiw. Wh en we4. se a .Ind1 t'e !.csing* ::aminal fineCS 1iv!i:et :iuge's s4t! an 14 .pnlor shkn h a :is of 58ch men11 withI a o: t of' .pologetl greeCti P... as if to say - o see I et yu oTas lighti as 'ossble w iubeatheuho Jueesaveany Itusiness on the h.1k &i.. .a nOt w-mt to see thore i" th: ir .:: r: e :(:w -s and oi t. t: :::i - er - <tters. W e wV:lat (;(,,i-kearin .s . diiani- c e au 1 i m ::il ;! m in the lenc . wvho will s;. th:ia jutliCe i- done ' - . il+ tht-u e i eve s rall. 1ueh!inenC 1 alone can be eald .Tud'~es or g,Tentie II)n in the 1r""Oper acceJtalca of tim s ?"uris. Deadly Weapons. Tie th ll;' has coie when the ia:es t (:: >r for less l:.,w :in, the r(oper I CXec1ution of the little left. . vea ears I i(,':tlCa h wa: arruste in ('aluibia for carrying ( >*e'e w eaponN, anl the dema:d i fOr 's trial and civ!:ti, wm:c p from:.1 over the State in fact the mia._er ws carried t) Snelh :mi extent to 1:ake it p;rs-eut ion, nil b cause the notions ofrsga Cashd hadl been the wr:athi of our p opil; upon h Is 5'..' bea'tiI. At nearly evIry essin ,oft t e ac i t c aeon b e s e e n o m e p o o r wite man: r ne gro arr:ig n(u and convicte-i .,r carrvi:;? c uonccled t weapon s. and fre'lIelit!y at tornes are eU4,!',ed to conduct the irose cuta)ol, an:d with righteous i:niiga tion dinsai the conV'ction of the prism.er. yet at :he s:ue time a pis- t ti! is SOlewh(rc concealed about t the:r persons. C Ti)s is all wron. a:na it must he I remuelied. or serious results will Col. low. But a few days ago we real of the shiooting affair between .iessrs. .Johnstone and .Joues. in whici Jones t mieets his deaLth and 21we venture the assertion tiat .Johistone will not bei harml ed in the least. It is true that : every guod eit!zen of the State wiil to day unite in condemlinillg the affair an1 declare that Johistone should be p)unisLeti; and yet when he comecs totrial all the talent at the bar and nearly every law.abiding citizen wiil endeave: to find some1 circumastance. to exaulpate and clear him. t Mr. .ohnstone is a lawvver, and, I therefore, knoss fully the penalty of 1 his act, but.- 4-noring the law, lie goes Into court prepared to use his pistol in shooting <lown his fellow maln. It is true that .Jones went there armed also, but this does not lessen the crime of JoilstoIe. It was not self-defense. for he went there expecting to do ju-t what he (I'(. It was not. Ilanliaughter. for it Iwas the outcome of premled.itation, and. was c(olly plann1UC ed bforehand and cairried out withI the cooness with whichI a btchei1r would. sho)t. dtown an ox. This is the case in a nuitehieli ; vet weC believe thiat he will neCither be fingi or imp) ~ri sonal, n.or will he be punished for carryingz conealned weapons. Wesywe predciet this, yet we. hope for other results. not that we desire to see Mr. J1ohnfstone panl ishied. bult that the law mlighjt be vIn dicated. Let the peCople of the world see that we have at last determjinedi that theO law shall be obeyeti. But some' will say : es; but don't makec a sncritiee of Mr. Jolmnstone to Show that a1 change hans colme over us, hut let's It pbl iSh to the world that from thi 1ime we will do so; then if anlyl transgres.s tiney will know the resullt. W\e say. (ton't sacrifice him1]. buit if he has - tranlv'gressed the law, let im :tiswer t:t laiw. .Jones. the triple m:u rd. rer. was triedi. and 10 eethe l.s.s he shot down three menI in cold xOOc , tie jury c'omYpromuise.d and sat isld thleir conlscienc' by brjinin inl: a Vt 1iiet ofI i inalughter. :md4 Jone1 si 1now' pose as anl injurmed man andt cruelly dealt withl. In the ' :ar WVest, for years. ju. !ee I (oul n.ot b' O: talied an-d Juige tyne ne i way. 11n thiS >.ate 'e C wil s. th necessity \of thi s same In course sho~l.rti \. an i after awhile. i a t manll (com:mUlts 2. mulrdler he willI never hie tried. bult (xecultedl by\ an inig las iay >tate in the Unionl. am i when a ma! <p!Iiili-s fr an :'ilb-e he 'I tiuean II athJ ,ienl - eS-e aill airolud u11'Ir-eI5rsounpun-Ji:shed. N.lt 4. .4i~ p Jti: tI)Nwberryseet t it ' thi m''iter. :uni 'ye will hear i:cs o the: l''p of the 14istol thiroughlout our ntte ut if he is cleared, the inry will hard iv sav not guilty before ' s'2me ithe ml ian 'os down efo I ~:r:: i in a (co:r t)OmI. 1 * trange to say the actors in tis~ 100-'4 scn are no: rougth brutesa one ~ I wo'1 expe:t . Two~ of thI.i ing1iI layr5 of thie counlty. M\. Ger - e .Iohnstone' andI Mr. .John. Jonmes have a iisazreemenit over a. tritlInr Trial Justice case. between wvo Norh Ca(:ro;l'a wa.oners :..i in croweti co urt It 4 dr:V t.ir pis- tI( ".l; :. ! ll!:nl uli no t onh y Of their i, n livs. ebut ri thse roun'dI Iro- te eel to biore h.olesthrouh ch other. r) i I ie shlo;ts were exchla:_ed. I anid the CO::LIC'r is thiat an inno0eent by-.stanerII' vas no t k:i'?-' and neither o' the .ll:Iatants hu:t. as tl:It is Ih wa uchi afTairs usually enti. irom the fa(-.1t that troubl-e was ex sected ovr t,e case, an: a large roV .tt al ed? toU see the fu.n, :iael hat~ I;oti j;art ILs wd'' arl11W andI eaiIV to .il >Ot at a werd, it is an O asv inferenee that the <iillicuilty was t xpectel (l i t sides. Il 'dv God Ito wi:t :Ir. we tendin' : i1 South C:Irlina? \iat can we r xpect ol he (d gradl i.:1I igntrant. .hei ''r su eriirs set them such LIl ca:anil:e:' \\e (ipiljlain of hard t1Im and coInltr ,t the boomll that ;riv!L! IOriia awl1 Alabaia are having. - Yiho wnlllts to live in. a tate w tc t is =ip VsM t. con avict ucl 1 1-1 hb>or) :(i ;:. iiunkrer as "e'r_usoni : uSt vhcre JoCns who kied twsoL:S ons an 1 Ieii re'.oaeicdri his _((m1 anml cooily Lot tie chi father f seventy., is Onlyv1 e r)nvicted bt the hardest of man. !t lughter. : I Lil re it is imil possil)1e " vCu to cil the slavers of Culireath ti o trial. Until the good citizens of t Ie State jiln hands and hearts and rusMh out this buloo iV rulliariism. s reperity Will s!mn us as a plagIe pot, iini we dc-serve rii) hc"t:cr. The trolble in. Southll Carolina is S o wit I the eiforceeient of law as I o thLe - niiarv e'rimitnal classes. thier e. tick it to soic poIr dcvil for steal- l ng( a Lo,' eir a few poundis of CoLton, ri >ut take the case in Newberry as an ,xan:,pl we venture to predict that . othin,g Wll ever IC done to -'(i- s -ate the l:w. if .Joaes dies..hulliistonlc a vi Ie 'acqluittcel-fCi ldCfencC-if IOII-toc were to(! he .i'neS wounl S ,c aeo(IVtted on the same ground, utln if both get well it will be pls- li ered over with a small fine. etc..-or ni >crihpls the h,-fense of ,t ': will e successfully male for botl. a .in t-ortu:iate Att-air. (', eti!!% Entet i.. amt, .tJ(n/l,inrt'l. s The shOoting affair at -Newberry Stween two lawl-vsrs is -a most un .n ortunate :fi a:r l:i(t is a tilsgrace to (l Ie t)wn1 ar:I detracts tfrmIn the rpu :t ion of the StaC (or order and good overaiae:t. It is ainazing that yen lemen-I ofI matulre years whoL L:ave eenL rearted in Christian faniieCs and ave I lie 11Ciiin uities where the ightLs ofI others aIre pubilicly inul Lated. shold armi them-Usel ves ini di ect v-iolatiomn of Ilaw, U:il deliberate y -assail tihe li ;es of one anoIbe0L r. all or little or notthi ing as far as thue pub IC knmis. The instruction they have eceived has been very wid of the nlark or public SentIit mIust be tron!.. WhaLLt is the difference be- P weenm that civilizaition that pirodluces "' uchi results and that of' the life tI vowed~ anid followedt bcy the Indian - ribes? 'There is practically none. Sidl suchL ac-ts to becomiitctted by* hose whLo haCve aIssumedI the d uties a c-n eforc ing~ the obsr-rvanicce of the 4 aws that make iup our civilizationL : 1 X'e do not sur who is the aggressor n] this serious a L bad occullrren1ce. or biothi of tie aictors mIa:I be to a damle. b ut the event seeIins to be the h ultcoIme of teachI;ings som1etwhereC that e re' radchicalir differenLt fromII tho)se iat lUiv Liwin-! fromII that syWti m If elief anld conduIct t':st it is iroludy IV lalIne la a\5Lt tLle boundaIt:ion (I our ' 'ale Iadtionlvrmns TepriipLtI)rs in theC Lfir at ewb~verrv have eniocvedl manyII of th ii'c ri vieg attendLCLin1L crircumstanuces s hat aire e'steemedC in Il e c s faU :vored d nI tie wU\r cf eIturll.' hiInles'~ andLt v Liiral 1instruIctLian. and] therefore the e 'cicirrenc (s to be the c mire tdecp lorICd. \htn suchi aI thLis is the resul. what I u.:ht w' tLo ex;aect LfromI memberLgs of 1" hat ratc-e:hib Lin tis St:te pre-dcom- it naLtes inl ntIumberS. whoL( haiv beenL a lp ive of the L'o:ILLn>Ines.t traIiingL t. ui vir'tue. honelIstV and1 r-c itIl. a '(eil aL thle rihsofohr (Ich LIot the law.~s andI ph!!e'' condemna LoLlh in ILvoked. to~ p)erform their s-'L -erI fune '11t s I t ap o .. f ie: o am r . :1 Urve ontLiL himl, n1 iIi star'i'' G-;it-b b' mL:nie to pax a e 'nl'y\. ( iI.:ht nolt. Us much12 be rx-i e Lted oft those whoit comilt unlawfuli f mLd muIrderous deeds. and which th~e- c no1w to) be such?~ A just seCldefece mayLI haLve mLeUt t his dillihuLiV necesLsary. but m.LUore is e he pity for thle goo.1 ina:nVie of the t liLa1 theQ hmotin inIL theC crow.iedA t NewhUt'rry, coutirthous I 1'en'I S on~e hvI~ w.) poor, uLe~tLt're-iimen there is noI I innut }n' that t hm- w, Ul e eere n1llilchl f(ir it. B1t:ls it was tA: >n1o 1,", two pr:omGIne(nt. high tl)ned m1i:. i/ lemn11. we suppose the little mlat- or o . ~i ec i- ,ul'iI'i r will be exeu etl a- :1 ;u-blen, b'urst :fll p a-si:On. WeV.-al see ':)f .1 k'e':ite i n-- t' .\iessrs. Johntone and Jones. who i t at each other in N -vh"et'rrv. w ill 7. v r be iut on trial on evn8 so tri : a ba1et.. as di'ordi-ri ! con dituct. tl S,ih l roc'l'li2-: . on the p rt (i ' ir-rs o tie curt eslecil y. should soi at I;v unpunsh.d. T he no'w the aalT w. an.1 have. knen;ing!y' an I willuilly r'n o!.at;,l that i:sw in twv) Imi>rtat sLt . spett, an-i the s er.: peIalty Lc i>ul'l he !,tlk le 1'r sush ci'/ition. The death of Iohn li. Iones, Oi I fwrry. at the hands of George can >imntOn1: is ()nfe of thi :nidatr t ebap-. L:a rs in ; iouth Carti.a's history.'r lea:: of t.i.::uth and promise' r the 1vitimu: )e.tbeause of the rea 1 ceat iON AO _;al. l of the um- por! rei!. an' therre which mnust pio, ;er consume i:in; saol'dest because co1 the awfhl st::ma wich a crime so ' s itr ageouls pults upon the admninis- m 1a att:o?1 i ijultice an1d the iir famet or ra!: That two iebiers of the bar. pui vora to uhiold the mlajesty of til" Mr. .L" siould. g.:o inltr a court of Justice see iti concealcied wLeaponiis on their per- an( >ns (in Itsel, a flagr:ant violation of fOr .. and there de'Iberately shoot at n,t 1icht other un:ti1 one fa!!s welt-eIur n a1 hi s own ll)O;. is a Spe(tcie Enr- 1riml ble Cnou1.hi in all its aspects to wii ake une doubt whether modern Civi"l- hav ation has suice'('l;t iT imposing a i:11( n,le e li'ii t restraint upon the allt am i:d pas"ions )f 1a1n; to make one :btt whether th.re a: , alter all. ti u:h thin'' as haw::,WIde and jusIAC.di 11 t': erc" . a ,:; in outh Caro- die nl. every true citizln of the Sta:ee Ch ust now rie,:',,rl that it he eni rcel- the Considiering his aracter. position .Jtl 1(1 attainmaeints, .Jilnstone S act is tco roost unlparlonl:ble in its gross a out to the m1jesty" 01 the law. 1le ine iold be tried. but tried fairly and d11 jnorably. And if he is Convicted. pre a false 1,timr -hho!i, prevent .l S p111isinenllt. si It was. at the worst. what the law in , t.!s m;a05sla.ht2lr. it 10ay 21ppearve have bee n a ease of self def;ene- the or the h?u,or of the Stt and of tor, outhi Carolina manIhlood. we hope it ill so ajppear- (na The Nimbi1le Pistol . ag .ui- Frann:.* 1' .Apropos of the diread Iul trag'edy at .oi awbe'rry' he' een two lawyers. Cols. at 1nstoneC anid .Jones2 the Co/toia he ~I 'e-or.i very pertinenitlyx says: the 'erhaps not maor dread ful e xa-b le of tile evil of carry i nt conce: leed by' esonjOls was ever presented than in 3Ir e. d1redOful trae.edyv reported from a ;n ewherry'. Two lawyers, engvagecd jtor; a case on trial in a court of juistiCe em1 echC2 to have' arm ed i mselIf in ?tiipatin of a diflicultv'. E:teb 2 re a >nie:dal pistol-else there sto iLht have been an easy means of a ~eventing bloodshecd. Words ighit are ive led to b lows -lows stricke n inl 1 is iger or in r esponas'. to anii'ront. Bt it 1:na:1 lfe woO(i not have boeende thter taken (;r e'.en endang11 ered. he laiw againt th 1le carry75inlg ('f con 1bdis aled weapons mu2 at indeecd bC a bl a 'al lett'r-natu (r2ly; e':nugh. pier- to 1apS. sinc. it i> not 1(iun2ded on: any th >ved publlic 'enit!iment '' of' Th'Iere needs to be a veryv radical be innge in pubihlic sen1timent1 on1 tis ihj'ct in this State'. 1nd2 one2 way~ t'o (.ar a it is to make 'the ponah y miore se- sio 1re and ( t1 be alore v ai1.it in ah bla1 afor'cemen?t of the law. m Societ' sho0uld be 'd ucated up to( the 22e pinlt of mal:k2in it iishoniorable tie' >r any~ n:an121 to go( a2rtund w11Vithi a are aded pistol ini is. pocket. Ai;bout Ie: i1 the. shool(tingr 2'2''1.' grow out of ((at (ol. -lohns1't(.ne wa,s for ;'ears an oi 0211 Ne(wher1''y. and1 21n a(12piant for 12:2 mitreSS. a1 ilawV ins2k(r : a inwrer . elli 1t expect1 ( . hen1 such122''1 thints '2- .io2 Ir as thec traed' at Nede rr itis wv nlough~ to fill on-e's mi:al( W i loomv d'f u J >rebo(dIigs as to 'di future of so- B !ety, in South Carolina. lOs" 22awyeVrs were c arrying2 con-fl utt. e'aled weapons. whlich2 was contrary of law. D)on't c'arry a pisto!. of . 1 msnomerC. Cc .1/- #"I Jt .i*# eAi. t Iu IC5e 01 s Iooin matcahbetween the tw~o tlu ewherry lawyers withi tile name oif 'i 11el. hut it is a mi snomecr. It wa w' ht have llapened in a bar room; n the streets bet en two roiulih vet tihsc" men are sworn lflieer. :e court. It las coie to a pret ps wh enI lawyers attend cour pi sti at their hip4 inl violatiol he aw 1 the State and ready t< ':g. them in place of leral ar ents at the persons of the tip( r Cntl')St. Piastol in a Court Room. S1. o ' - . ( s. he tlfrav betweeil 3esrs. .1ohn Ie and Jones was an oitraeou ir. Both of the leutlemen en ed in it are lawyers of hi igadrpute. Mr. JohnOston a member ,f the Le'_ila for several years. was chair of one of the most im ant cos t,ittees of the lowe 1se. was recently a pIrominen lidate for Congress, and has a] s stooi deservedly high in th nocratic party. For rufIians o dies to zo in:o a court a.rmled an IV to furtlcr violate the law. i iaps to b,e eXected. but for twi *)incnit lawyers. ofilers of th rt, to proceed to argue a case witi ols in their pockets, to draw then fire away at each othcr at clos e i:n a crowded room-that is : s -howin for the law and fo lie sentiment in South Caroiin:l "Jcones and Mr. .Johnstsne cae n to have expected a difliculty to have been fully prepared f:: the emergency. Since they couil challenge each other and fig,L aI in the old sty le without incul greater penalties than they wer ing to risk. why could they no e accidentally met in some quie in the suburbs of Newberrt shot it out, without endangerin lives but their own ? What wa use of brininz the code jut -epiute or ridicule, and abolislin; liing, if shooting affairs of thi r.,;ter are to take the place c e ancient institutions ? Mi es is seriously. if not fata:i inded. Mr. Johnstone is agai his ollice, having escaped wit e scratches. Will anything b e about the mnatter--anything t vent the recurrence of such ut py affairs ? Unless Mr. June uld die. nothing will ever be do, >ur opinion. and if nothing is. tli y piroininence of the parties make ir action an example that will b lonig be followed by others. 'he Ken,7,1 Curier of veste: contains a statement of th ir molde by Trnal J1ustice Il!eas< n which it appears that after Mi SIr. Jones. he drew aweh-r. wie w:gs prevented from shiooting l interferenice of Mr. Blease. au beinog "passed (out thle front dloor two oicers. Worse and worse .Johnrstone appearis to have mad alking arscnal of himselif p)repar: to representing his client. Crime in Court. hme shootin. affair hetween Johi ie and .Jones demionstrates beyou Ioiubt that the Jaws of this Stat most recklessly and diabolicall egardled whenever and w hermv wits the i prposes of parties 1l of the circumstances of thi zraceful duel on]iv intensify an eken the ecrime comn oit ted, and : prove that in tihe maintenance o peace and dignity of the St:at So uthi Carol in a the kias! is now I 2xpected where tihe nois/ is due. hie court room is the last nlace a th to be selecte t for t he commui a of crime. Crime is alwa~ Lk. but it is ten tliousan d t im<n re so whien it is committed witfli very precincts of a Temple of JU .and especia.ily. by those wi looked upon as preservers of tl cc. andl who are hy their swol bi llicers of the court. f we are iiot iud:aken. bir. Job nec was a mcetmber of the HouseC :rsnaives when the carryir conceale d wea:pons1 was imade. nee in /w jiunishiable by PIne law h:a- viola.ted it ini a mno ravating 'iegree. Ile and M1 eo. uoi the p assage of h< 's while engaged in a little 'Tri; tce ecase. made TlriailJusti( ase's ICourt room a duelintg fiel, ~apoJns were drawn and their to 1.s were empi jtied in less than a mi ;and fr,um all of the circumstanec time affray such was the intentl( the parties when they went in urt on that mnorning. It is sa it the Court room was crowde rtuniately the jeopardized lives innocenut spectators were spare .Johuistone received three slig unhds rud Mr. Jones was sh OtII ihc bOtin. Wha a scene a Court room.: Wh at a co::mentary upon,: law and safty i in outil Caro i the JohnstonC-Jones case is not n-ade an exapiil)e O. 'i. t:e p1tle. of this State will know hereafter ti:at 1 law adi(i Court louses amount to ab soiuteit in South Caoln. - iolence anl BloD Despite E<utIatlion and Enlighte'nment. 1. ! ip 'i | -,i l,. It is an old saving that misery Ioves Company, bIt Go'! forbid that we shoil 1find any com uifort in the nis!ortunes of our neiglmhors. And _ stil: we cannot lelp renarking. in connection is;:h the Newberrv affray. that we have never known Edgefield mna of like position, edllcation. ad vaut:'ores nd surroundings, to com mit such deeds of blood. The bloody mneia :1 our conty have gen erally been lacking in these things. Jo!mstone and Jones. in Newberry. have tlhroughout the:r lhvCs enjoyed every advantag'e that inoney and ed ucat:on and ch ristianuity could give '-In!soent P' ippyI''' A pretty hard phrase to pat up w:th: A Newberry correspondient of the Neas c' oui;r says tOIs is what Johnstol:e called Jones, where r upon Jones drew his pistol and fired. The correspondent adls ""So far I have heard very little comment on the aiTair her, except expressions of deep regret that the thing should have taken place. The fact of t-heir going armed in violation o. the law is. of course, condemned by our citizens. and if they had not been armed with pistols it is hardly nrobable that any lives would have been jcopGrdized. When the shoot in1g took place they Were o1ly thlree or four feet apart. The editorial of tihe Kees ':ail (rihr to-day on the subject of earrying pistols concealed., in violation of law, is endorsed by our citizens." Yes, "insolent puppy is an ex trc:neiy ugly phrase be applied to a white man. Men who indulge in 1 this sort of arrogance are generally taught a serious lesson suoner or lat ter. in Self-Defence. S 1 Jrc'l l Eurfcr -pri-e. The uffair has assumed a new coml e lexion. in that Col. Zones died from the eilects of his wound. the ver diet of the Coroner's jury being that deathi resulted n:om a pistol shot .wound inflicted by Col. .Johnstone, who was placed under arrest to be tried for homicide. - In the prelimni .nary examination .a clear case r self-defcee was established, and bail was granted MIr. .Johnst->ne in tesum of *150. We notice the comment of a fewi of our most valued - exchanges on this un fortunate affair, aud are inclined to think some of ethem treat the case in hand a little harshly. The people of Newberry county, as a rule. are a law-abiding p)eople andm we feel satisfied that jus tice will be meted out in this case. In thle first place. if Mr. .Jones had nlot wantonly ; iolated the law against dcearry'ing concealed the ready deadly wieapon. the unfobrtu nate afiTair would have been avoided. Ile has p)aid d (early vfor that vioiation, and Mr. Johnstone w1dl no dioubt~ suiT1er the pe nahy of law for carryingf cor.eealed deadlyv wennions. Buit it the news paper reports can he relied upon and we pre'ism they can. for we think we have a true version of this case-Col. Johnstone will have little 0 trouble in establishiing the fact be fore a court of justice that he acted in defece oi hi- own life. As it appearS. lie was not the aggressor. and( only used his pistol when he was be ing fired upon, defendingr hi misell aralnst his anta'ronist. A iteatniirul Tribute&. .Ias. I'wi j.a.. Ia ..li,Ip ! .] 11 The ragedy at N ewherry. reporte last week, b.us had iu a n. endiung rI!. .John 13. J7ones has passed! inti. eternity. Knowi''~ing~ h;im as wte di wec w'rite o hi l i: : b a ' sai eart a:a age' when ie w~'sith~ its reah ties wa: no 'iram. lie. ha.i r'alizd that i Las its pleasures and. 5astimes. No -idws h le pe:rformuing thow- uth-s. and ma nfl!!y did he meet t:e hard ships. when his life w.as required ol e him. Nor this last and hardest tasih - of all diid hCen riig!v perform.i. pea)Cieaably, unmIiiur:fm-ing..ly. yea. tri s (;od wh av t n 31r. .Jon:es was kn:own1 to us in al omost every circle of life. In his~ d home he was the kindl. dutiful, con 1. siderate son and affectionate brother >fAs a friend. he was faithful. constan' 1. and attentive. As a conmpanion. h< it was gen-'ial. pleasant aind a:Tale. A: >a lawyer,hewsc:into : ri.t am(l patriotie. Of pleasing :d lrss a:ud courteous in manners, little did we tlink his end would be so tragic. As an intimate friend and as one W,:o loved and respected him, we pay this humble t ibute from the heart. To his immediate family we can extend the-sympathy of this comI nity. and may lie who rules the in habita:m-s of the earth bless this aiflic tion to their welfare. A:. !mpromt.u dueel. Flrax Time. It is indeed a travesty on the ma. jesty of the law when such promi nent men openly violate it in so out raeous a manner, and its severest peialty should be meted out in pun ishment for this grave offence. We concur in the tollowing editorial ut terances of the Xeu-s ld Courier concerning the affray --Tle trivial case in which they were engaged has been amicably ad iusted. and their honor, it is to be presunedf&. i has been vindicated by the blood which was shed in Trial .us.ice Blease's court. But this should not be the end of the matter. Certainly there should be some means by which the evil example that has been set in Newberry can he met. If this of:ence is allowed to go unpunished, our urt houses should be sealed up, for there will no longer be any place for judges and E'I'1A('IIEitS' DEPAR'I'M'NT. ARiTI1tUR IIUILI:. EDITOR. Language Lessons. i am inclined to think that we fail to advancc our pupils in the study of language, because of mistaken ideas about the subject, a failure to inter est our pupils, because we begin to teach technical grammar too early, and also a want of time to carry out extensive plans. Without attaching blame to any one, I have seen pupils with books ir. their hands beyond their compre hension. A pupil of mine had studied grammar before he came to me, he is studying it still, and I must confess. I have failed to teach him anything. The fault may be at my door, but I think it is because he began the sub ject,before he could read in,elligently, he became disgusted, and does not scn any use in the study. Bevond a doubt we can (do nothing in this subject if our pupils cannot read understandingly. But we are well aware that we must begin early if we would accomplish anyvthi ng. WVhat then must we do.? In my humnble opinion a system of language lessoas is the thing. on a plan somewhat like the fcllowing. Of course the teacher must suit the plau to his needs. un]less he uses a text-book and wishes to adhere close ly to the plan of his authors: 1. I teach the class what a noun is, I bring the class up equipped with tablets and p)encils, ask one of the class to nam)e an object wich he saw on the way to school. iIe gives a name. I require the class to write that namre. In like manner I have them to write a number of names. liy a:ppropriate questions the class is ad i to understand that the words they havwe written are all the names of things. animals, &c. Then g~ive tat~ claiss of words th~e :ignificant 4I tak e up the verbs,.and by a se ries of (iuestions 1 get the pupil to asb:~n an act or state to each of the nae hey had written in the pre vious le.sson. TIhen I show them that tee words form a class distinct fronm th'e first list of words. Give this~ class of words the name adcin n:rs W hen the class understands ceto classes of words I vary by making the nouns plural, then teach: the th ue of siuch wo)rds as i-s and q,. h''s and /mo. cow'm and 'nn. &c. . I te:wbh them: wh:at pr.onouns are ndowused. by us5ing' a hnmber of examle.I take up I ne'. he, lini; e.. an2 illu;strate the use of each. I Cow. is~ p)lan with tihe other ass. o words, andl from what little exINriece~L I have had in using it. I amn sure~ .t pay-s. This plan can be carried out wiou.t books in the haaS of the pup~dis, but with mnuch less work on the part of the teacher I -s the p)ictures given in the byooks. requiring the pupil to write snort stories about them, alway re memboerin g to have the pupil write such sentences as will illustrate the class of words we are studving. But there is a difiiculty- which we have tc meet. It is a want of time. I use what time I ha:ve at my comm and, with~ the claiss. and then send them to their seats with work assigned which kc ets them busy for some In a plan of this kind we teach reading, writing, spelling, The use of words, the capitals and punctuation, all at the san,e time in a pleasant, in. telligent way. If any one has a plan which covers this subject, I would be pleased to have it from him. J. M. II. National Educational Association. The ollicers of the National Associ ation are doing all in their power to make the next meeting at Chicago, July 12--16, not only the largest as semblage of teachers and friends of education ever convened, but also one of permanent good to the cause of education and the profession of teaching. The openng address will be de livered by Richard Edwards, L.L.D., State Superintendent of Education of Illinois. The general programme for the six sessions is all completed. One topic will be considered during each session, and ample time will be allowed for discussion. The topics are timely, and are in the hands of such eminent educators as W. T. Harris, L. R. Klemm, J. 11. Vincent, and many more as eminent. The railroads will sell teachers and all school officers round-trip tickets for one fare, plus two dollars to pay for a membership coupon. Excursions are arranged to Alaska, Yosemite Valley, Chautauqua, Yellow Stone Park, a:d many other places of in terest, at very low rates. For further particulars address A. G. Lane, Chicago, Ill. Mathematician--Practical Teacher. There is no doubt that there is too often complaint that many things are taught in school that will never be of any practical use. Many say (those who don't know any better and are not willing to learn;) that there is no use teaching algebra, geometry &c.. in the common schools. They say that nothing of a practical nature is to be derived from the study of these branches. This is ig norance inexcusable. They say that they want their children to have a thorough knowledge of arithmetic, and this is sufficient. It may be sufficient for some, but not for all. It is to be doubted whether one can know the underlying principles of arithmetic without some knowledge of the higher mathematics. People in these times of progress are entire ly too p)ractical. they think too much about utility. The teaching of any thing, the practical application of which is not plainly evident, is to be dispensed with. They have forgot ten that the discipline of the mind is accomlished by the hard study of those things which are often seem ingly useless. Useless A rithmetical Operat ions .Will some one explain the use of teaching .operations in arithmetic that will never be used in practical life ?-Economnist. If a teacher taught only what was actually used, but very little mathe matics would be necessary. There is very little use of performing op erations that wvill never be used, if the performance is mechanical; but there is g-eat value in the mental power that has been developed in order to perform those operations in telligently. It is too true to be re peated, but it is also too true to be forgotten, that mathematics, a much abused science. is beautifully adapted to the developmnent of the reason ing power. Higher mathematics. "uselesg operations," like the food we take into our bodies becomca as simiilated. and changes into mental power Not, all good minds have been good mathematicians, but show me a good mathematician and I will show you a good mind. In examples like: Mississippi river, Lake Michigan, Gulf of Mexico, &c., should we commenoe both class name arnd distinguishing word with a capital letter Is it not sufficient to begini the distinguishing word only n ith a c'apitli Th;e Teachers' Column will be ed ited for a few weeks by Mr. J. M. Iienry. 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