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EXTRA TERM OP COURT
To Be Held on the 6th of April to Try the Negro Ravisher Now Lodged in County Jail. Solicitor Thomas S. Sease has recom mended to Governor Heyward that he appoint a special judge to hold an extra term of the Court of General Sessions for Newberry County, commencing on the sixth day of April, and continuing '' thereafter for six days if so much time be necessary. The main reason for calling this extra term is the desire on the part of the Solicitor to mete out swift justice to the negro, George Strother, now lodged in the Newberry jail on the charge of rape. Under Section 2744 of the Civil Code, 1902, the Solicitor may recommend the appointment of special judges for. the holding of extra terms of court when he believes the public interests demand it, and it shall be the duty of the Gov ernor, on the suggestion of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, to ap point said special judge. Chief Justice Pope has recommended that Hon. G. Duncan Bellinger be appointed to hold the extra term of the Newberry Court recommended by Solicitor Sease. Solicitor Seage came to Newbsrr,, in person to look into this case .)n the letter which is printed herewith and signed by citizens of the community in which the outrage was committed. After a careful investigation he decided to call the court. Newberry, S. C., March 9, 1903. Thomas S. Sease, Esq., Solicitor 7th Judicial Circuit, Spartanburg, S. C. -Dear. Sir: The undersigned, who are relatives of Miss Emma Bowers, would ask you to procure the holding of a special term of the Court of General Sessions only for Newberry County, to be held in the very near future. This you are authorized to do under Section 2744 of volume one.of the' Code of 1902. The case that we are desirous of hav ing tried at the vet y earliest practica ble moment is the case against George Strother on the charge of rape. As you are aware, no true bill has yet been found, for the occurrences out of which the case arises are of but very recent date. Either of the undersigned will be glad to give you all the facts connected with it, and to assist you in any way. We feel that the public interests re quire the holding of this special term of Court. . This is the only way by which we know that the spirit of lynching can be avoided in cages of this soi. Great forbearance has been exercised in this matter, and the appeal has been made to the law, and to the law only. In other instances of the same character the appeal has been made to the lynch law. It is likely that the spitit evinced in this case cannot be maintained in the State generally, if in cases of this sort the law is not spaedily called into opera . tion. Yours very ti uly, W. P. Counts, G. W. Bowers, 0ligh's P. ., Newberry Co. At the Lutheran Church. The subject of the sermon next Sun day morning will be "The Silence of Jesus." The evening service will be the monthly "College Night" service. As usual the music will be conducted by a choir of.college students. The subject of the addas will be "Lesson from the Life~o a Youpg Man." All wvhomi duty do nbt call elsewhere are jnvitedl to be present. * Beginning with Monday a series of special services under the auspices of the Woman's Home and Foreign Mis sionary Society of the Church of the Redeemer will be held each afternoon, except Saturday, beg ;nning at 41:30 /o'cledk, continuing for three quarters o f an hour. On Mond4ay afternoon at that hoori there will be a woman's prayer meeting. At the other services of the wveek, 4there will be short addresses by the Spastor on subjects touching p)ersonal, practical Christian life and dluty. Sub ) ject, Tuesday.-"How Jesars Comes to Dwell in the Hena 2, and What Hie Brings With Him;" Wednesday-"The First Christian Missionar y;" Trhe..sday - "Great Results for A pparently.TUrivial Causes;" Friday -"'Under the Eye of Christ." On the followiug Sunday morning, the sermon will seek to answver the question, "Why Suppot F'oreigd Mis sions." It Is hoped that all mnembers of the Lutheran Church will make a special effort to attend all these services, anid all others will be welcome. I A Great Stock. Mr. .J. A. Mimnaugh has just re turned from the Northern markets, where he purchesed the greatest stock of dry got dsr fui nishings, andl every thing for ladies and for gentlemen in the history of his business. And for many years he has been conducting one of the largest diy gouds and clothing businesses in the city or in the State. Mr. Mimnaugh is an enter.prising, up to-date merchant, lie knows a good stcck when he sees it, he knows how to buy as cheaply as a good stock cani be secured, and he never fails to give the public the benefit of his bargains. He advertises bargains, and his advertise ments may be countedl on es what he will do. His large store at the present time is something worth looking at whether you intend to buy or not, He will be glad to see his friends and when they call upon him he will offer them some bargains. But whether they buy or whether they don't he will be glad to see them. VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT. Mr. W. A. Jamiesan went to Colum bia yesterday afternoon. Mr. E. P. Seholtz returned from Jacksonville Fla., yesterday. There were no sinners before Mayor Earhardt yesterday morning. Mr. B. H. Geer, of The State, was in the city the past several days. Mrs. D. D. Wallace, of Spartanburg, is in the city the guest of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wallace. Solicitor T. S. Sease, who has been in the city the past several days, re turned to Spartanburg yesterday. Mrs. J. Roland Lyles, who has been on an extended visit to relatives in the city, returned yesterday to her home in Columbia. Mrs. M. E. Davenport, of Dennys, is visiting her son, Mr. G. D. Davenport. Master Belton came to Newberry with his grandmother. Mr. and Mrs. Jno. T. Nagle and Mrs. J. E. Houghton, of New York City, are visiting their aunt, Mrs. Hol brook, at Mrs. S. B. Jones'. Messrs. P. H. Nelson, of Columbia, and E. D. Blakeney and W. D. Traut ham, of Camden, were in the city on professional business yesterday. Superintendant of Education E. B. Wallace, of Richland County, who will deliver the address before the teachers of the county tomorrow, has be en v;sit ing the county sehcAls w'th Sup:ei;n tendent Wer ts this week. Hon. M. L. Smith, of Camden, was in the city on professional business yes terday. Mr. Smith while a young man, is one of the most prominent lawyers in the State and was at the last session elected Speaker of the House of Repre sentatives after having served in that body for only one term. He made one of the best presiding oflicers in the his toiy of the House. Withal he is a pleiisant gentleman, and his many friends and admirers here are always glad to see him. THE ODD FELLOWS. Growth of the Order Under Grand Master J. M. Davis' Administration --Anni versary to be Held Soon. Newberry is well represented in the high offices of the secret orders of the State. Three of her sons are at the head of three of the most prominent orders in the State-Great Sachem J. H. Hair, of the Improved Order Red Men; Grand Chancellor Geo. S. Mower, of the Knights of Pythirs; and Grand Master J. M. Davis, of the Independent Order Odd Fellows. Under the wise administration of ea-hi of these gentle men the orders which they represent have been enjoying a period of unex celled prosper;ty. But in this connection it is desired simply to call attention to the work of Grand Master J. M. Davis, of the Grand Lodge I. O. O. F. of South Caro lina. During his incumbency the ordei in the State has increased in member ship over sixty-five per cent. He has instituted ten new lodges, andl expects to go to Darlington in a very fewv days to organize another. In addition to this he has high hopes of being able to organize several more in the near fu ture. A good record, and one of wvhich Grand Master Davis may well be p)roudl. Grand Master Davis, in obedience to a p)roclamIation issued by Grand Sire ,John B. Gociw in, hw recently issued a p)roclamation enjoi ning uponl all subor dinate ledges of South Carolina to take appropriate action for the dlue commnem oration of the twenty-sixth day of April, 1903, it heing the Eighty-Foorth Anni versary of the Order, urging that steps lbe taken for the proper observance of the dlay. The p)roclamation is as fol lows: ANNIVERmSARY PROCLAMATION. Agreeable to the proclamation of the Grand Sire, andl because it is eminently p)roper to celebrate the Anniversary of our Order-an ordler that has (lone andl is still doing much toward leading men to more fully comprehend the Father hood of Gcd and the Brotherhc>dl of man-I, J. M. Dau s, Grard Master of the Grand Lodge I. 0. 0. F. of South Carolina, hereby call the attention of all Subordinate Lc Jges to the same, andl urge that steps be taken for the proper observance of the day; and es peccially for the returoing of heat ty thanks to Almighty God for the mercies and blessings vouchsafed to us as indi viduals andl as an Order. .J. M. DAVIS, Grand Master. Attest: W. S. BROWN, Grand Sec. Newbeony, S. C. Long-Bake~r. Mr. Willie Long and Miss Ida Baker, of,the connty, were mlarriedl on last Sunday aftet noon at five o'clock. Trhe ceremons was perfot ned at the resi dhence of th,e bridc's father, Mr. J. A. Baker, in the presence of a large com pany of relatives and fi lends, Rev. A. M. A. Pittman ofTiciating. After the very impressive ceremony the bridal party, with a few friends, repaired to the (lining room, where an elegant luncheon wvas ser ved. The young couple have the congratulations andl best wishes of hosts of frijends throughout the count y. J1. Mi. M. Give It a TrIal. Just receivedl a fresh lot of "'Clifton"' flour, madle of native Kentucky wvheat, guaranteed to be the best flour in the market. Proof of the flour is the bread, ca.ke and pastry. Give "Clifton" a trial, and you wvill need no argument to convince you of its superiority. At the DESTROYED BY FIRB. The Residence of Mr. J. D. Davenport Burned at an Early Hour Wednesday Morning. The residence of Mr, J. D. Daven port, in the north-western part of the city was destroyed by fire at an early hour on Wednesday morning. The loss, including the residence and the household goods, is estimated at about $4,000. On the building there was $1,200 insurance, and on the furniture $500, making a total insurance of only $1,700. The fire origiuiated in the kitchen at the rear end of the house. A new stove flue had been put in on Tuesday, and it is supposed that sparks or coals from the defective flue found their way un der the plastering on the wall, starting the blaze. It was discovered by a neigh bor at about 3.30 o'c,ek. Mr. Daven por t and family were immediately aroused and the alarm turned in. The fire department responded and did faith ful work, but owing to the headway that had l en gained before the de partment :-each the scene and to the low pressure of water on account of the elevation at this point, all efforts to save the building were of no avail. Only a very small part of the furniture was saved. The residence was comprratively new, having been erected within the past few years. GRANTED BAIL. Chief Justice Pope Takes Favorable Action On An Application From Ker shaw. Chief Justice Pope yesterday after nc-n granted bail in the sum of $4,000 each to James L. Love and James H. Kelly, charged with having murdered Milton Clark, at DeKalb, in Kershaw County, on the sixth day of December last. The Commonwealth was repre sented by Messrs. P. H. Nelson, of Columbia, and E. D. Blakeney, of Cam den, the applicants by Hon. M. L. Smith and Mr. M. D. Trantham, of Camden. The sho-ting of young Clark created great interest at the time. He was in his father's store at the time of the unfortunate occurrence. It is claimed by the State that while engaging in a difliculty with Love he was shot in the back by Kelly. The defense hoks that in a general difficulty which oc curred, whicl. difficulty wrs star ted by the firing of a shot from the pistol of young Clark himself, that Clark wrs shot by his father; that Kelly did not reach the scene until the difficulty wrs over. After affidavits submitted by both sides yesterday, Chief Justice Pope granted the bail in the sum above men tioned. Mr. Justice Pope held that no arguments by counsel were necessary, saying that he was always frank with he brethren, that he could only :e governed by the testimony submitted, andl that he could not in this case lay his he id upon his cor science and say the proof is evident or the presumption great. Mr. Nelson asked that the amount of buil be fixed at $10,000. It had L:?en broug~ht out that the ap)pli cants are p)oor men, anud the Chief Jus tice saidl that to fix bail in this ceqe at $10,0 would b2 p)ractically to say to poor people, you can't get bail. The amount of bail wvas then fixed. A Terrible Accident. Thue negro engineer at Mr. Caleb Buzhardt's saw mill, in the county, on Tuesday was caught by a twelve-inch belt, cart ied around Lhe wheel under the belt, and hurled hreadlong into a pile sawdust fifteen feet distant. At last repoits the neg-o wvas still living though he has probably sustained fatal internal injuries. Cateclhetical Clacs. On Wednesday after ao-mn, Rev. W. L. Seabrook organized a cless which will meet ta ce a week until Erster, for the study of the catechism. The next meeting wvill be held on Saturday afternoon, next, at four o'ckck, and Mr. Seabrcok wouldl like to have pres ent at that time all the young people in his congregation wvho expect to be confirmed at Easter. Acquitted by a Jury. Jack Laak, colored, when brought before Magistrate Chappell yesterday on a charge of violation of contract, dlemanded a jury and was acquitted. 'rhe jury was madle up as follows: J. HI. Caldwell, foreman, J. C. Wil son, Jr., M. Q. Chappell and Alex Sin gleton. Sugar Cane Culture. "Sugar Cane Culture" is the title of a newv book just published. It contains chrapters about the history of cane, botany, anat-cl imate, (drainage, varie ties, seedlings, etc., and is nicely illus trated. The perusal of this publication wvill be of great value to all cane grow ers, andl everyone can obtain a copy free of charge, by writing for it to the German Kali Works, 93 Nassau St., New York, N. Y. Teachers' Meeting. The regular monthly meeting of the teachers; of Newberry County will 1be hel in lioundary Street "chool build lng, tomorrow morning, beginning at eleven o'clock. .The address wlli be dleliveredl by Prof. E. H. Wal lace, County Sup)terintendent of Ed ucation ,of Richland County. Prof. Wallace's subject will be, ''The Miis sion of the Rural School." A full at tendance of the teachers of the county is earnestly urgnd. STRUCK A WOMAN. John Moss Knocked Down Mrs. Thos. McIntyre and Skipped -Occurence in the Mollohon Mill. A great deal excitement was created at the Mollohon Mill on last Thursday afternoon by the brutal act of a man in striking a woman in the face with his clenched fist and knocking her down. The man before he left for parts un known said that he had provocation, and his friends still claim that the woman was to blame in the affair. On the other hand, it is claimed by Mrs. Intyre, the woman who received the blow, and her friends, that John Moss, the man who struck her, did so without cause. There are many different stories of the affair. No two persons tell it exactly alike. It seems that on Thursday John Moss, who was working in the weaving room, posted notices in and around the mill :to the effect that a base ball team would be organized on Thursday night, and asking those interested to meet at Wilson's store. One of these notices was placed above a sink in the corner of the weave ro->m, where the opera tives are accustomed to wash their hands. Under this notice some one wrote something aboui, the man who posted it-2omee say that under it were written the words, "the man who wrote this is a dog mindcr," or something to that effect. About five o'clock on Thursday afterno-m Moss perceived this, and asked Mrs. McIntyre, who was standing near, whv wrote it. As to the exact words of the question and the reply made by Mrs. McIntyre reports are widely differen:. It is held by some of the operatives in the room at the time' that Moss simply accused Mrs. McIntyre of writing the words, and, cursing her, knocked her down. On the other hand, it is held by the others that Moss simply asked Mrs. McIntyre what she knew about it; that thereupon Mrs. McIntyre used some very abusive language, and Moss, in a heat of passion, struck her. Certain it is that hot words ensued and that Mrs. McIntyre received a blow which felled her to the floor. Her nose was broken and her face bruised and cut in other places, and medical attention vas necessary. Both the parties were weavers and in the room at work at the time of the unfoiitunate c:!currence. Mrs. Mcin tyre's husband, Mr. Thos. McIntyre, who is a weaver, was also in the room at the time. A message was immediateiy 'phoned to the city to send the whole police force down at once, not less than three at any rate. Chief Hari is and Messrs. Carter, Franklin and Bedebaugh fim mediately went. Moss went to his house, which is just outside the city limits, and when the policemen arrived, they found it would be necessaiy to re turn to the city and secure a warrant This they (lid, and when the wvai rant had been secured Moss had taken leg bail, and has not been heard from The search for him was continued until about 11 o'clock TIhursday night, Messrs FrankIi n and Beden baugh, of the police force, remaining at the mill village until that time. Moss is a large man, beings in height about 6 feet high and wveighing about 175 ponnds. 'rho blow which he struck the woman wvas a tremnendoL's one. HeI is unmarriedl, having come to Newvt iiy from Clinton some time ago. The warrant has been placed in the hands of Sheriff Bi'ford. W. H. and F. M. Society of Grace Church. The Woman's Home andl F'oreign Missionary Society of Grace IC. L. Con gregation, Prosperity, hrs teen ob serving the week of prayer this week. The attendance has been large andl much interest manifest. The meetings will elose at 7:30 p. m. Sunday with public missionary exercises, for which a very attractive andl edify,ng program has been arranged. The Lecture By BIshop Smith. The lecture by Bishop A. Coke Smith in the opera house on Tuesday night up)on the subject, "Some Irmocents Abroad," was interesting and instruc tive. Bishop Smith is at all times a pleasant and scholarly speaker andl is recognized as one of the most able men in the Methodist IEpiscopal ('hurch South. His audlience on TJuesdlay night was not as large i's it might have been, but was . rger than the audiences which usually g:e 4t lecturer.i in this city. The p)roceedls, i 13.C0, went to the objects of~ the Woman's Missionary Society of the Central Meth~cdist church. A God Show. ''The St.ar Boarder'' furnished three solid hours of amusement to a fairly large audience in the opera house on Wednesday night. Chas. Boyle, is a goodl comedian, in fact, of his kind, is one of the best seen in Newherry for some time. Ilis support was ab)ove the average, and the audience laughed and roaredl, and roaredl andl laughed. D)uring the prIo gress of the p)erformance there wvas some singing by the ladies which (de serves sp)ecial mention. Altogether it was a good show, and one which p)leas ed the audlience. For the PublIc Good. In another part of this paper appean an adlvertisemen t worthy the reading as it's for the p)ublic good1. it tells o a tree dlistribution of D)oan's Kidne' Pills, a remedy for Kidney Ills. Rea< it, andl call at Pelham & Son's Druj Store, Raturdlay March 14th. 0ON THE DIAMOND. Game With Clinton this Afternoon to be Followed by a Second Game To. nmorrow Morning. The ball game to be played on the Newberry College diamond this after noon promises to be close and interest ing throughout. The Newberry Col lege boys, while not in as gocd shape as they will be later on in the season, have a strong team and are confident of victoiy. With Sadler in the box and Gibson behimd the slab, the Presby terian aggregation from Clinton are also living in high hope. The game this afternoon will be fol lowed by a second game tomorrow morning, commencing promptly at 9:30 o'clock. Following is the Newbei ey College line-up for this afternoon: Simpson, p; Fulmer, c; Harms, 1 b; Wiles, 2 b; Olney, s s; Coleman, 3 b; Roesel, I f; Riser, c f; Busby, r f; Clinton will send down the following fourteen men: Sadler, p; Gibson, c; McLaurin, Burden, Ccul"ar, Kenncdy, Fewell, Full, MeNeilly, Wallace, Fer guson, Thornwell, Robertson, Steveson. These include the regular team and the subs. The pI ice of admission this afternoon will be 25 cents; for children under fourteen years of age 15 cents. To morrow morning, 15 cents; for children under fourteen, 10 cents; for children under twelve, G cents. PROSPERITY NEWS. Music Recital By F upils of Miss Annie Eelle Wise.--Week of Praye. Personal Mention. Week of prayer is being observed at Grace Ev. Latheran church under the auspices of the Woman's Missionary Society. Everybody now is expected to go and see the steel bridge, and all are anx iously inquiring when? The farmers have plowed practically none yet, but they are laying in a stock of fertilizers. Mr. P. C. Singley has bought from Mr. Jno. F. Wheeler the house and lot known as the Singley house. lie will begin building next week. 'Ihe Woman's tome and Foreign Missionaiy Society of Grace Lutheran church wIll bol a special public meet ing next Sunday evening in the church. Mrs. J. C. Aull and Miss Aull, of Po maria, were in our town this week. Our cartoonist has tried his skill on Judge Hair's attempt recently to cross Saluda in a small boat. Many witnesses assert that the Judge's predicament was a reality. Mrs. Harrier, of Monroe, N. C., is here visiting relatives. Mr. J. C. Counts has been on a busi ness trip to Columbia. Mr. J. H. Hunter is oil' on a ti ip to Florida. Mr. :,. A. Sease has gone to Clemson to atten.d to a meeting of the board of trustees of that institution. Solicitor Sease and E. HI. Aull passed thr'ough oui' town today. The recital by t1 music class of Miss Annie Helle Wise wvill take place on F'riday evening at 8:30 o'clock. A very interesting p)rogam has been ai ranged, and the occasion wvill be enjoyable. The p)rogr'am is as followvs: Whistling Schottiche, G. Wedel---M iss Willie Mae Wise. Pluie de Rtoses, L. Streabhog--Miss Julia Schumnpem i;. Chariori Polka, A Rosenboom --Miss Lucile Wise. Pansy Waltz, -----Miss Vera Fellows. The 0Ok1 Church Bell, Frank H1. Cobby -Miss Frances Rawl. Valse Favorite, A. J. Biedermann Miss Minnie lloyd Brown. Scherzino, .J. H-androck--Miss Susie Lang foi'd. Melodic Enfantine, Louis Kohler' Miss Mar y Lizzie Wise. The Nightingale's Song (Tyrolese), Carl Zcller--Mrs. Magg:e t'ssell Wheeler. D)uet- Le Petit Carnaval, L. Str'eab bog-Misses Vera F"ellers and Julia Schumnpert. D)ance on the La a ,, C'. Bohr" Miss Annie Moseley. Fihling, llenm;ch Leh~Iimera - -Ml\ iss Maud Livingston. Lai Grace, C. Hohura'---Miss Rtosa Helle IHarmon. Mel< ly, C arl l otl'mn MIiss Will ie Mae Wise. Cr'eol(' L ove Song, Ed>gar' I. Smi thm --Mr's. Maggie Rtussell Wheeler'. D)uet- - Fanfare MI ilitaire, I". Hehr' - MViss Itawl andl Miss Mosel'y. March 10, 190:.. Cures Cancer and Blood Poison. If you have blood poison pr1oduic ing eruptions, pimples, ulcers, swollen glands, buimps and risings, burning, itching skin, coppler-colored( spots or' ra.shi on the skin, mucous patches in mouth or' threat, falling hair, horn' paUins, 0old rheumatism or foul catarrh, take Botanic 1Blood Balm (B. B. B. ). It kills the poison in the blood; sooni all sores, cru ptions heal, hard swellings subside, aches andl pains stop and a pe(rfect cur'e is made of the worst cases of Blood Poison. F"or cancer, tumors, swellings, ('ating sor'es, ugly ulcers, persistent pimples (of all kinds, take B. B. B. It < es troys the cancer' poisoni ini the blood, heals cancer' of all kinds, cures the worst hiumor's or sulpirating swellings. T1hiou saLnds cur'ed by 11. 11. 1. after all else fails. II. H. H. comp)osedI of pure ho tanic ingr'edients. I mproves thle dliges tion, makes the blood0( pure andl rich, stops the awful itching and all sharp, shooting pains. T1horoughly te'sted1 for thirty years. Drzuggists, $1 perP larg~e bottle, with comnpl ete (directions for home cur'e. Sample free and p)rep)aid by writing Blood I laIm Co., A tlanta, Ga. Describe trouble andl fr'ee medlical ad vien also snt ini senled le,tte. Preparations To serve you well this season. Al ready all our departments are being brighted by the appearance of love ly spring materials of the latest .tyles and colors. We can show you now the new things in dress goods, including Batistes, Etemines, Voils, Mo hairs, Crepes. White is very good particularly Mohair. We have them, our stock of white cotton fabricts is excellent--ask to see the Madras, Damasks, Oxfords, Piques, in fact we can supply your wants in white goods wool or cot ton. We have them all. Black Silk is one of our strong departments, 36 inch Taffetas at $1.00, $1. 121, $1.25, and upward are all good values, you can't get better at price. Also 36 inch Peaude Soir and Peau de cygne. Many new things in wash goods, some very beautiful novelties among them. . Our Do mestic Department is full and con tains everything that you may need. Prints, Percales, Ginghams, Home spun, Sea Island, Cheviot, Dimities. ELEGANT new Walking Skirts, come and make your choice now bel')re the line is broken. Come and see us. C.& G. S. MOWER CO. SOME BEAUTIFUL N EW GOOD S JUST ARRIVED IN Dress Goods, Madras, Ginghams, Percales, Soirette, Lace Novelties, Fancy Damask, Mercerized Chambry, Etc., Etc., Etc. All the above in Colors and White. We have many "Odds and Ends" in our "Brought Over" Goods that we are selling quite cheap. Blankets, Overcoats, and all Winter Goods are being sold extremely low--really less than cost. New stock ladies' and men's Red Golf Gloves Butterick Fashion Books and Patterns are ready. Come to WOO TEN'S The Place Where You Got Your Money's Worth. GLENN SPINGS Ginger Ale! THE BEST On the Market. W. G. Mayes and Gilder & Weeks.