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TWN IAt4t manav Soi T3HIS AD. is full of t the temptation o but this is not a i same tempting offer o1 EDNESDAY MC APRIL 15t WEDNESDAY 10 rolls of Matting for 124e., worth 2 10 rolls of Matt-ing for 171c., worth 2 10 rolls of Matt-ing for 19c., worth 30 5 rolls of Matting for 29c., worth S0c 50 Japanese Hugs for (9c , worth $1. 50 Larger Htugs for 98e , worth $1.'( 50 extra larger Rugs for $1.49, worth Another shipment, of yard wide calnbi finer than lonsdale, worth 121c. an 13 yds. for $1.00, only a dollar's t< LIFE IMPRISONMENT IN PENITENTIARY. VERDICT IN STROTHER RAPli CASE REACHED LATE FIDAY EVENING. The Testimony Concluded --Able Argu ments of Counsel for State and Defense -Sentence on Saturday. "Guilty with a reconnendation to the mercy of the Court." Such was lie ver dict in the George Strother rape case, brought in by a jury of his country late Friday evening. Strother was sentenced on Saturday morning and on Saturday afternoon was taken to the State Penitentiary, where lie will spend the remaining day,M of his life. TII; JUDGI; TO TilE PR ISONER. Judg' Bellinger, in sentencing Stroth er to life inprisonient in the State Pen itentinry, told him that he might con sider hiniself very fortunate in the out come of this case. It was left to the jury to say whether you were guilty of using any force in this case. There was room for reasonable doubt, atd there are niany who, had they been on that jury, would have voted to find you not guilty. Vet at the sane tite there was enough testi nmony to justify the verdict, and having reached the conclusion that von were guilty, it took a very merciful jury to recomtumend you to mercy. Judge Bellinger said to the prisoner that the main reason he was found guilty was because the wonian in the car e was a white womnan, and whenci th is was takent into consideration, Strothier mnight coni sidler himnself (ortunate in being allowed to comne before his country and v'indicate himnself. Even whent only white p)eople are coticernied in such cases, the inian guilty or illicit intercourse carries his life si his own hands in this State, iiot that it is alwKiys takeni by what I consider the cowardly tuode of lynchi ug, but the rela tives anmd initinediate friends of the young womnan snake haste to put htiti out of the way, and 1 (1o nt know of a single case int this State, said the sp)eaker, where a mnan has wreaked v'engeance upon1 thme other mant whlo has wrecked the fsnuily has beeii pun ishted when brought inito court. Y'ou will nt be senitected~ to pay the death penalty, hut your liberty will be takeni away front you. I do not be Ileve there is a negro ini South Car-ohlina who had a muaster or boss whoi woul be grility of the deed which youm confess you Ave been guilty of. oum helong to a tseration which k niw nto tuaster. iad 'yO on the stand here sa id you did nt k lw to whoni your father belonged. You 16Otig to a race that has furntishied all the t9f that the South has sufTeredl fromt :vitbin this last generat ion There is a ~erginm class of citizens at the North who av attemuptedl to school yout in the he lef that all the Southern people are your eetWiles amnd that your on\v' friends are at tiae North. Now you have recei vedl fronm the hiand1s of the State the very best that shte could give you in this case. You hnd 9,called a special termt of the court ini order to prevent violent hands b,einev nlailuon you. You had a dhefenise as good, as strong, as conscientious, as ellict, as eloquinent, as any imill ioniaire in ti s coun~ try' could have b)ought You had a fair trial ar.d your defense has been honestly and conscienitiouisly coniducted Judge f3ellinger said it was the first time in his life lie had1( bleen calledl upon to sentetice any one, but lie dl not be lieve lie would see any cause afterwards to regret having nassed( sentence upon at violator of the law. The sentence of the court -I have no dliscretioni ini the matter, the law prescribes it-is that you, George Strother, be confitned in the Slate Pen i tentiary at hard labor dluring the whole p)eriod ouf your natural life. MOTIoN F~OR NEw T'R IAl, OvERnIitig. The Judge's charge to the jury was con eluded at about half-past three o'clock ont Friday afternoon,. The jury were absent for over three htoure As sooni as thme ver (dict was reached the at tornteys for thme (Ie fendant, Messrs. 0. 1, Schmumipert anid F. 11. Donmintick , entered a motion for a new trial, which was renmewed ont Saturday mtoriing. IThe tmotion was promtly overruled by Judge Hellimnger and the sen-. tince .)a,se.h Terr emptations, and it will i F buying of us your Spri iew temptation to you f 'former seasons, but th )RN I NG, '1'his is only for v h. ONLY Ribbons an 100 doz. Ladies' La On- yd. pair in the lot tha 5v. yd. and $1.25, for one (I. yd. pair, only two pail yd. 500 bolts RibbOII, al JO. worth 20c. yd., foi 1000 bolts All Silks $2 and $2.50. Taffetas, all colors -ic, 4 threads and 80, your cboico d 15i. yard, the world 25c. yd. > a customer. day only. This will GIf i'RIDAV'S SB:SSION. The crowd which heard the case on l0riday was not as large as on the day pre vious, but every seat in the court rooti was taken during the morning hour, and the evidence and the able arguments of counsel were heard with close attention. h'lie prisoner (luring the entire day sat in the dock apparently calm and unmoved. This manner he mtaintained to tl"e end, even while sentence was being passed upon him. The special court, after a ;ecess fromn the evening previous, reconvened prompt ly at 9 30 o'clock Friday morning, and the defense proceeded with the taking of its testimony. The first witness for the defense was OSCAR COUNTS a little boy of 9 years of age, the son of George and Ella F Counts sworn, who tes tified. Know Miss 1;ninia Bowers. She is my aunt. Do you recollect (lay she was helping your mother to quilt? Yes, sir. Brother Ilbert and myself went piece of way home with her. Mother told us to go. Where was your father? Was he at home? Father was at saw inill. Have seen father this mouing. Saw him st Jim Shealy's. Stayed all night with hin. Saw him this morning. le imet us out on the street. Did you tell inc yesterday after noon that your father sent you home with your aunt? Objected to by solicitor and objection sustained. What did your father say to you this morning? Objected to. Did your father say anything to you this morning about being at the muill? No, sir. Did he say any thing to you a hout it last night? The little boy shook his head negatively. Mr. Dominick stated that counsel were taken entirely by surprise because Oscar had stated entilely different to hin and Mr. Lcinpe...l).rt yesterday. D)IZFENSE Ci.oSES. The defense then closed its case. IN RiCPLY. Mr. 0. A Couiits was p)lacedl oni the standl. Mr. Domninick objected to his testianony being entered on the ground that while his absence the (lay befoire was excusab'e, yet on Friday niornting lie had been told by the Solicitor that lie would be nieedled and still in v'iolation of the or dler of the court passed preCviouisly lie had gone to tieet his childrent td had brought themtn to the court rooni. Objection wuas overruled Counts testified that oni the 19th (lay of February lhe w~as in his fiel cutting biriars. D)id not know Miss lmimia llow ers was at his house till lie went hloie toi dlinnier. On the afternlooni was at Jimu Sbealy's saw mill L4eft saw muilt about siundcowii and wvent straight honie. Uot hone about dusk. l,ee Kemlpson and~ ILat Shealy went piece way home with mie WVent to) saw illh walking to see about getting sonic cedar posts. At sa'w inill were Frank Shealy and Clifton Shiealy and a negro. WVien I got home two little bovs were at hoiii. D)id tnot see Georuie Strother that evening. D)id not see Miss Emmna lBowers that day after I left home. Saw her at church tile next Sunday Have never seen George Strother anid Miss Inina Blowers to gether Cross-examninationi by' Mr. Schiumpert: The mill wvas moved there ini Februnary I hauled logs there ini February, can't give any day of month or- of week hIlow (1o you happen to remlemlber themi that this p)artic ular day you went to the mi ? Ile cause 1 be ped put up sciTloldinig. Got homie f romii cutting briars about 120o'clock . WVith reference to path leadir.g to D)r. Blowers' house was about a ile away. Saw Miss Ilowers at ehurch following Sunday for first tiime after Thiurs;day. She was with her umother. Stayed last night ait Jim Shecaly's. Met "chdren comling to court this morning. First heard of occurrence on Tuesday before Strothuer was arrested. WVas at saw amill WVhat were you doing there that day? D)id I say I was there i uesday before he was arrested? asked Coun:s. I can't ex actly remnember thcise dhates I found out Tuesday aft er the crimie was comtmiited It was Thuesday I went to saw mill WVas that cday you heard it? No, sir. I heard It on 'Tuesdhay lIn cle \Vahter Counits told mme A nd( you had talked with si.ster in law on Sunday following the alleged crime? Ves, sir. And yet yodu did not find out anything about this alleged crime until the Tuesday following, notwithi stancdiing that y ou had talked with youir sister-in-law on the Sunday before? No, sir. Redirect: Counts denied Strotlimr' i ptati :ax every ounce of your s ng and Summer Mercha or you have already test< is time our lines are larg ednesday and Thursday. d Ladies' Mitts, 3e Mitts, elbow lengths, not a 's not not worth less than $1 th day only, Thursday 48c. a ra to a customer, th [ silk, No. 40 and 50, all colors, 200 u Thursday only to. yard. for Ribbon, Liberty Satin and me white and black, Nos. 40, o 5 'hursday 17jc., worth all over Remember this is for Thurs. for chc be MIMNA The NeU statement as to Counts seeing the affair and whipping Miss Iiowers, claittiing he was at saw mill Cross examination: Isn't, it a fact that you whipped your sister-in-law, that it was you that nade those scars on her neck? No, sir. Isn't it a Cotnltuot rumor down in that country that 3 on are keep ing this woman? No, sir. L,AT SH1AI,1' sworn, testified that he rernemubered day George Counts came to saw mill to see about cedar posts. Left saw mnill with Counts that afternoon and went piece way home with him. That was Thurs. (lay, the m9th day of February. Did not hear of alleged crime till after Strother was arrested. Cross-examination by Mr. Schamnpert: Live about a mile from Dr. fowcrs. Was at home during month of February. You went about in the commiunity, did you? Don't think I went any in February You went to church, though, didn't you? Yes, sir. And you didn't hear of this alleged rap, till two weeks afterwards? On afternoon of day Strother was arrested. Where were you on the 16th day of Feb ruary? Was at home. Where were you on the 23d day of February? Was at home. On 24th? I)on't know. On 25th? Don't know. Witness couldn't tell var ious dates when lie was at mill. Well, when did you reuiember that you were there on the 19th1 (lay of February? Well George Counts told ne it was on the 19th day of February. Did George Counts also tell you that was the day you were at the mill? No, not then. Did you and Counts have any ta.k about day you were at the tuill? No, sir. CI,1 FF SH1AI,V testified that on afternoon of 19th day of February lie and others were at his saw taill and that Geeo-ge Counts was there; got there abost x :3u o'clock and left about sun-down ini coinpany with Lee Kenupson and Lat Shealy. Heard of alleged crime about a week afterwards. Counts had been to utill two or three tines before. Cross-exanmined, said lie lived one and1( a half tuiles fromn Dr. Bocwers. Was tnot going to attendl trial unless sent for. First heard of al leged1 crimne ab)out timne Strothier was arrested. sworni, corrobated testnony of Cliff anmd bat Shealy. Said lie heard of alleged crime ab)out eleven day's after it occurred. WVas not cominug to trial, but was sent for. FR ANK SIIRAT,V sworn, corrobateud Lat and( Cliff Shealy andi Lee Keiupson Said lie lived about one mtile from D)r. Hlowers' andu in sight of. George Counts'. H[eard of alleged crime while at saw mnill day Strotlier was arre -ted., Just got to court this tuornitng, wa.s not in Newberry yesterday. M ISS EMMA nOwVRS was asked ab)out the note mentioned in Str:other's testimony and dleniedl having written one. Did not know negro Roland Mayes anmd did not know a negro had beeni run off the place oun account of rep)ort that she had written him a note. Cross-examiination: You say you dhidnm't write t t note last July? No, sir. When did you write it? D)idn't write it You didn't write a note and1 when Strother told you lhe couldn't readh didn't you write something on a p)iece of paper and show it to himi ini order to test if lie could read? No, sir. Miss ltma, have you any of those scars on your neck now? No, sir, ildoin't think so. This closed thieevidence, and the argu - muents of counsel were begun. HION. P. II. DO)MlNICK miade tl'e openinig argument for thet de fense, lie said hie had beeni criticized for taking this appointment but lie had 110 apologies to make and( intendedu to do his duty. This is a remarkable case, a case which should cause any commnunity to blush51 with shame munch less 'a county with Newherr-y's great pride. Mr D)onuick reviewed the testi mony1) Thiere were only two wit nesses George Strothier implicates an. other, but that other (denies it flant footed Where was this crime, as told by the womian, coimmiitted? On the top of a lill in the open. Gentlemetn, have you ever heard of a miore p)r:posterous story! She went on hoime wherc she found her imothier. D)id she tellI her mother? 0. not, peOPle in trouble iiever go [to there mother for solace! She w.aited till next miotting atid ' ian, tnok ,a he ro Du Ca to resist them. Why sh cent. less than you woul prices. It's only a gentlt her in qualities and poor YN Our Ready to Weai YE be Thrown Open kind the Saturdi ig sale, 200 doz. ready made Shirt wl the latest styles 49c. each, l w 200 ready make Skirts, all c $1.98, worth double. 300 ready made Mereeriz t $1.00, hoicoe 98c., worth $1.00. custo 50 <oy. White Muslin tinder broidored flounces 4 Jc., wo incning 200 Corset Covers, all sizes, n r 100 doz. R. & G. atd W. B. , your orth GSc. and 'ivc. ! only. 200 doz. Ladies' Tritmed 11 nner Barge 0a Our inanhood in a case of this kind as serts itself and says that such shall not be. I ant not saving what I wonld do o'ou know what I would do. Is this a case of rap.? I tell you plainly antl candidlV that it is not There isn't 'a Single cenent of rape in it frot begin iiing to end .Vot tell ihe tha t at negr1 man cotilt in t popolous cottunnnity conutit such a crime upon a white womtan and still be living today and stanling a i trial before a jury of his countrv! You tell tue that thing could happen in South Carolina or inl a civilized coinmtunity any. where! No, there would be no George Strother here today. IIis hones woult d be resting somnewhere in a valley bencath the sod in an unknown and an unnarked grave. This is a populous cotmnuity, nuiiberiig the best people of South Caro lina. Here this woman says this dastar.I Iv critne was connitted upon her in the broad open light of day, when the stilt was shiniug and lighting up the hillt and, the valleys,that under circncuisaices like these and in the open the purpose was accotplished. Mr. Schunipert then reviewed the facts. Ilad it been true, she would have been borne down that night with the weight of years. Next miorning, what does she do? Waits till after breakfast, and then, not yet having told the miother who bore her she goes out and tells her brother! Is that how a virtuous woman wo ul have actedl? She bides her tinte. Not oiily that, what does Dr. Bowers (o? Just look at it as you please, isn't it a burning shaune? \Vhat does that brother do? L[e waits through the (lays of the following week and the week after and then cotnes itto court and tells his story to a jury of his country! Where was George Strotlier? Was lie seeking to leave? Why on the day ie was arrested he was on a wagon b)elonigiing to att uncle of Miss h1owvers' brother in-law, Walter Counits, coining to Newberry to tiiove his sister to Prosperi ty ! That is a coninulnity of people who woiiu1 take the law in to thiei r hanads quickly. Whlere are these people? There isn't a one who cones here to hold upj thei lhands of the prosecli uton. Why, they hadu. tr o d cown with benchl wa'rrants last uight to get the Shealy's and( those work-. ing at the saw tumi I, who were inot comning toc cou rt! I )oes that look like Strothier was cjuilty? T'wo days after they say ihis is ocutrage was conntmmitted Strothier goies toi lie hione of Mliss Blowers amid has atalki with her brother. IDidl yout ever hear of such a thling? Cani you conceive ticit suchj a thig coimlbl happen if this were trite. IThe very next (liy after hie ihatd beeni nt rornmed by hiis sister lie talks pceacealy to i "negro! IDoi't you k now ml this wet e true thiat th lin-iegro wtoiul havye led toc pcarts unknown, that lhe nev.- woul have heeni there? Col. Schnmttpert ini scathIinig wouick e vie wed thme demeia nor (if ni iss Ito wet S oct the staind Not one time, while dletailing the horrible, beaslly details, did t a bihish itiantle her ehe k oi did a teat tf wo mn:nct hy tmodtesty bedim tier eve! ,;e<,ge C'oiunts says lie was at the mill l'h State sends out its drag inet to brting it wtitlessese to prove ani alibi oci the ptart oft a witniess. Mr. Schtunpert then took til lie testimiiomiy ini regard to the nted s:idt to have bceeni written b)y Miss Howers to Rolanil Mayes, a negro who wats run~ ccl D r. I lowers' plaice thmirteent years ago. You will be askedc to cotntviet tIhis imeg oc. Coniviet hiint of the ecrime withl wh ich hei 1' Iharged ? WVhy), t here is nmo evidenice of t. <>nt general printci pIes? Von are swo rn toi bring ini a verdict ini accordanice with them testitnommy. ini imy httiic way I hacve dischtargedl niv dhuty as I saw it. antd I apphea,l to vou .s tmeni to discharmge youir dutty, let the ( coutisci eueces be whatt t hey ttay. SOI.tToa slti miclressed thle juiry fort thle State. Coutnsel tor the cdefenise have totld you there is tji ividletce cof rampc, and thact is till they have ;id except onie or t wo reasontts for say itng it Count tsel wht firist add ressedh you too0k t ucpont hiiniself to maicke ani attack frcicc ,.t:n t to finiish upont IDra flcwers' cinctmti . toi this affirti. I,ook at thce test imonity anid see whet her you cani pIlace you ciintger on asiingle syllable otf te,tititouv thtat will l )'iiou tic the cone;tioatStt hli e ithler <tog Counts or G eorge S-trthtier hadm' bieeni c riminalIly inu timate with1 M is low - trs,t xicpt George Strothert hiimself. Antci f youM blIieve G eorge St rther yo cnuitlst bcelieve hitin alone anunicorro (it sated.j .\tnil yet t hat is the only1)testiioiyy on hiave to cointradhict Miiss IBowers A jail btirdl fromt Grceenwoocn County, altcogethbet ilnt of hiis own ,nthlii tim icf ,,d he,. )flSji )n1S yi trength and will power ndise from 15to 25 per ?d of our money saving er, more handsome, ric PECIAL FOR FRIDA her wagon load of Embroidories, tie >ple went wild over during our last. 10c. and 121o. kind for 5e. ) yds of Eml roidory and Iisertion ox 20o. kind for 9. yd. iore of thoso Appliquo (ollars wortl Friday only 43t eh, only n)Il(2 to i r. y<ls. Appiqueo Emblroidory, f-uilral1oTn wash dresses, wort It 2e. and 35c. yar ice on Friiy ISh '[Iis is for lFriclt UGH'S Ba Leading Stor rberry, - ther olT to a hog pen :tn t.l,d hlii then. And what did 1)r. lIttwers do? i)i< lie do as any self-respectiIIg rltatn w%ho reslpects his fautily wvoul have done? No, lie was too busy practicingm on1 ther peo"ple, tryiug to save their lives to p rt tect his own fnttnily! Hie waitedl twelve Itng day's, debating, lie sav;, what "ourse he wouhl pursue! During that titne lie tiust.have spent twelve sleepless nights thinking of the beautifutl protection lie was affording his sister. Mrl Domninick reviewed the testintluny on the Rolatnd NlaN es negro incident and again referred to the length of time that elapsed belore )r. Howers fittally sent across a county line to get a brother-in law to swear out at warnit against a burl)y negro for ravishing his sister! In truth, in hii own words, he h:d a itnind slow to work. The :;peakhe said he had respect for any tuan who iespected tihe law, but there were people in this ease who had too iuch of his respect \Vlhy >r. How era held a peacable conversation with the negro after the alleged heinouns crite! Gendetnen, the reason for this and for Dr. Bowers no taking action sooner, the reason, gentletnen, I hate to say it, is that I)r. Bowers himself did inot believe the story. Mr. Dontinick referred to the length of tinte that hae elapsed before any of the witnesses heard of the afait . If I )r. Bowers believed this story, lie coitnitted a critne upon that cOntnluu;ity by allowing the negro to remain foi tw- Ive days On the very day Strother was arrested he was cominig on Walter Counts' wagon to Newberry to inove Walter Counts' sister to Prosperity. And yet Walter Cotits is the uncle of a brother-iu-law of Miss Bowers, and the negro is il 1rute, an as sassin, a ri,pist! I know it is an awful thing for us to stnl hl...e and ask you to take that negro's word in pre ference to that white wotnan 's, but we so ask you. George Strother tol the truth and all the circunustanices hear him out . The speaker s-tilt lie did not upld4 any poliey which wvill ptut the negro Oin termns of e(pnality witn tihe white, but, he saidc, if yovon'4))'t believe that negro is guilty it is svour dut) v to find ta verdict of not guilty , let the eon sequenices be what they nmay. MR. SCrti'wir asked that the Judge charge that in all cases of rapie wher-e prisoner :ahit s Cot) ntectiont, that is not ant afirat 221i ve dleflense and( the state iust go forward ando prove its case as though that wer nc ot in it. that the defense is not requniredl to prove the COtnniectiout by the p)repoilelr:uice of the evidence. Mr. Schiunpert thieni adIdressedl thle jutry. lIe cal led attenition 1t lhe facet that lhe ando Mr. D)ontiik wer-e not paid at tot neys. It is the b ast of the p)rofessioni of our state thwt whetn thle court1, as it alI ways dloes in felotny calsees, where t lhe dle fendanut l)e white or black, is tiutaile to etnp)loy-coun tsel in such-1 eases it is thle boait aiiil pridle (If the 1har2 of Soluth Car olina that cotutsel who are app)jointedl a - ways resp)and( proitinptly. WVe are here the friend of the eonurt, thle friend Io(f thle prosecutrix, the friend (If the jnti y, the frienid (If the prisoner, to see t hat thle pIris onier gets justiee 11u1ler- thle ha vs (If Sonu th Caurolina.- We ate simy d111 Iischtargintg a soletin (lilt ,-. That is no(t ;nr- -ljint, I 2a2n sinily hier- to assist vo4i2 to tttike that verdlict respotnsive to tin1 tsttimony andi otne that wi I mee-t with the c,inutnendla liti (of the best Cletnentt oft therCit i.i-ushtip of South Carolinta If vou t hink that prisonler is no(t gudtty thent it is you2r soletin <hit>y as c'iti. tts and as, ju rorts to littd a verdict of not guiiltyv and I beleieve you w1illt I 1.kert to the facts; with s:il ness andu withI sorrn. w. The wi21 ntesses in this case are nieither mty friettds to love nor1 my~ tieemies to hteo. I nievet saw that good woman nt 21il sheo wen2t on2 thie standi(. I adovert withI saolness to t testitinony becau e it is algaint my 2)Vownt pe-ople and( tuy own ciolir those whlo ate here int tmy lieart. It wtll tnot avail tne onte iota if t hat man2 i gioes free save thait I will bow mty head itt soIrrow~ t iflndt tis ~'Ievtece thi ittunt goes to the gallows for it wi:l be~ ai blow to this granl ol state i, South Carolitma whose nroudiest boa,st it is that shte eniforces the l;t;w withloutt re-gard toI the conItsequ tentces. Raope is ai htinou2s (eritte Ititmakes our blood tintg;e ini iur ve-ints whetn we hear that the santltity' of a womttan htas been inivadled Yea, we go~ fmit her ando take the law tuto ouri oIwn hauis Andto what's the sentimuenut that tunderlies it? It is that no( white wottani shtall go on thle stand( and( lbe requlir-ed to dlishi (lit this bitter alk to a vata, gupi .,i, ....ic. in't ould you? You will be d have to pay for the v a reminder that we are er in prices, making re Jepartment will and $1 -9, to the Public )0 do:- Ladi 1y. 100 )r' lad list, whito anti colorttd, worth $1 2 worth 75e., all1 sizs. 100 prH. Lad ilors 98e., $1.- t atl worth $1. 20) prta. Lad td Utlrskirt, your worth $3.0 skirH, t tieht<I a il enlI wortli $1.7 rti $1.00. 200 prs. Met, icoly Ir inintotI 2Ie- on. worllt $2.0 C1ortintH -I:i. ,Stlr<da, 2()() pr"H. Alon' 200 1 rs. MoIn ats for Sat uitily t. 20() 1tim ['i tin Week. T"he State huat> p'ro ve I its r.tse beyoitl a rea>:oultl tlt tbt, :1111I : nt guingi tt tleal :tlotl" with thy tt' t iit u t , for that is Ill with which we have t <le il Li' e S liciti r lto k tu is l iowets' lestiint iv It W;e, tt'v lting;, lit) <lotht, hlut it hadi to) b , t;one thitight with ntinler the atsstunti1tt, (r fa;t that for ('very) wrong the tiw hi.s a rmrtiiitV I)h>tt' say that 1bet'attst" w iIs which atre sitilftl were i)ket ty he ie ilei t i testify that shie is ntnworthi yI If e lit"f' 1it. Se se then wtent into) the tletails of the testiniont ad it<luie all ttttsnally ;tioig agttinent. t,emrge Sthother's ex pitnation of the allair <,otest't hear the tanlip of truth IIt)ti it. ( untsel s:Ivs this is :t 1e"uliar ease. It s )eeuliar inl its horrot' ;tol inl the facts >f the testintony ealetilei to yOu. liss iwers w as eritieisetI for not telling her ruothtel, 7) y"ears of age, antil then for tot elliig a yottntg wotna"tt lint, gentlinett, NyiLe you ate Coilelritug this, eoisiilC' Lhose seaus out her neck, whihei have not 'et beret ei(xplaine<l Ith1,aghout You a-e net by the un reatso)nableness of 'George st rt)ther's story. There is not one word >f corro)oratitt, and if there is anyh'cly i, this ease who nee<ls errobot ation, it is ,eorge Strother Whty <liti Strother's vife not ltenti(on the niote that Strothier ;ays Miss BIowers wroIte anti wlich he gt t is wife to real for him. W'hy was not is chil who he stitl hrtiuglht it to hitt >rt)<lnee<i? The ar)lnent of tointisel takes the tli rection that you ought not to hang this legrO, heetitse the connn t lity i<l not autng hitit- tha von ought to fin ia ver' liet of not gui ty in o'er to et nsure lake lowers for not oitntnitting :ntutler flit is the at tittle their ttrintetnt takes What we woutll have tlne has nottl,ig to 10 witit it \Ve wioithl Inive cotttittuid nur<ler hail w'.e kiilletl IG eorge St rothier. Whatt attitudie woutiil yo)ti pitt y'oiirselves ii biy cnsuintg Jake ilowers for' not :otttiinitt intg iiuttalter? Ja.ke lowers ton hati Sat tnay Io t nin g tlisphlrye<l th tightest type of titathxisi. le htl faith ni thle eiliee of thle latw, ;at he has tete<i the ntoblesi<. Chitistiani itnti lhe ~othl( litive aet i<I i tither the irettinstaiuces. )ite of the highest <iti es knownvt to itittlatittyI is atit obilsetvancte of law. 'ensure I hr. lIowers for actitng lie iol e Chiristialu genltlfetna :' 'hait hte is sayv to Ititi thait his Pa ith iin tie law tt ii his <ot ittry is vatiin titiul t it hiereaftet te itlist take the law into bi. ownl hliuls it oter tot (obtaini justice! Jake towers wais right in thle sight tof Guitt' an<it inati atlil <of tilie law. \\hat tituist lhave teet the tittteinlitig' etittiotis iil the irt'eist of .1a ke lIott oni i ti t tit S at tilatt ntorninitg wheni lit htesitateil ublethier toI tit his faith itni a juny ofi hit' eontr y, ort itesttntitit tititr<le1 I tiliv tint have <dotie vhat lie <liii, yont titay not have <ltte whtt e liil, auth coiunstei fut ilefenise wotlnl ott have ii cne wihat lie 'li<, bitt lhe was S t. tatle ally tier i skl ltl o'al l l ;11ye s y,heiti iii 'l t, 1'; s\ i~ o tic ve<Ie i f t es Ivtiec I itte iv iet it itisy it byi tlel ha t itner this ii enhe p n-Ct ihedl aini t lts ii ii;eiy' thre)r tii-rs ise ahise relti tha hywrergti >CtiClittingse l the Itt'r o es hetriti h (;hltest. i het. .A \ u coiito 'liti' eter n A45.11b IltlieIheld aftert, thete, ( oitfot itt,iMa 2Une ch:f .ue d,h jtu y. the oih'Int'i wan |in ane ilel Thces ur tr firedt I',' t'( :in' tnten' e tofI t htgIs ia slift ni ndntI brnght ii a7 vei isa e i tate f . senl Asstemblyt') of the' PretsbyitrinaiI Churi in athet' S A.eit ('A.,t ehl tIo eleso, S.Calfr es 1st! only too glad to fall into ,ry same goods in town, ready for you with the sistance impossible. worth $2 00 and $2.50. on' Sailor Hats 23c. each worth 50c. ios' Oxfords and Strap Sandals 98., iea' Oxfords and Strap Sandals $1.25, ioa' Oxfords and St rap Sandals $1.95, 't Low (it Oxfords, all sizes $1.25, 's Low Uot. Oxfords, all sizes $1. 50, 's Odd P'ant s 98c., worth $1. 50. '. Odd Pants S I.89, worth $2.50. Itsols 3Uc. each, worth Tc. SOUTH CAROLINA NIiWS. Itenis of More or Less Interest Condensed In the State. The Anlerstonl city Kcholols kayv Mntgagd ia place for an oxhibit at the St.. Louir Exposition. M1r. Shepherd Nash, the popular Clork of (.mrt of Sumter county, died at his home in Snter last. woek. 'T'hn t rustens of Andoerson county iinvo dterinined to cun8olidat.o the rural schools and to arrange for tho transportation of pupils living at a distance. It, was reported from E Igelield on Iriday tiat Ctptain Ois Vhite, on whoso account the Tilluan trial was po'stponed, ham e,ntiroly recovort d Mil was oi t I1e1 st roots. John MAlt-on, ia whito farmoer fromn A1tbbevillIt, was arrteste'd at. Anderson, l<'ridlay cbargod with atoalmng $ll< froI 1. A. JByson, of Atihovillo, With Whorn he roomed th iiight. before. TIhoI pHon, theo labor agitator, wh1o was in NowbOrry som3nw tim1o ago, is mO Spart.anh11 urg. H~le has a ronseod 8sympathy1) alImong t he operat i ve, b)ut so far 1n0 action11 hbeeni taken. A whlite man30 and a1 negro, both1 of whmwere (drinlking, engaged inI a (c113ontlrry hII Spartanbn)Irg OI F'i <iiay, 318 a1 retl t, of whIichi t.he ilo 1'0 (C. McLA.diams, of Anlder4on, 311 altto)rney, w(ent 3 to lho honIdgnIartersa of t he Order of t he Mysic Chain, at Ilinchburg, Va , 1last week, to maklle application111)1 for the appo1intment~ of a1 receiver forI the1( order. Thie (enginaeer of thle Tonno38,414 (haorgia and( Sonth CJarolinia lail uond, a1 11in4 p)1ojoeteud to roun from3) Cha3ittlanlooga, to An1ders4on, has1 reached Anuderson. lT, promIotors cIlaiml it is an1 indmleIi)I1b3 (eJi1eIy No Ande Ilrsonl caial has 111 boo )0k'mI Ollicials1 of the( Somborln railway and1( the(1111S bassties '")0' of MS)ir1 ii) buirg had0 a11 ttteded con)1ferene oil ho be ubjoet oIf gmod roads)1 01on i Thurm h ut it is thoughit that 8some( plban wil he in vo)Ived. ubia'11)3 some1 iii ionlgo, were pae (0ourt onl Fridaiy. Thley a1re 310110( l'I ioe 0l(iowea~.Ivmille, 1BaI losbu1rg, Cami~j a razor mi ItiOhlandm (Counlty Ilast NovembIIer, wasE 8entenhcedi ini Colln) 1)1 a1 o nirlay to b)e hianged onl May 20. li I&'he d e 1 and tbe plrisoner iareot ne3 (grooH This8 will be4 thle Ii rst han1 gin iin0 iOuichland for mnany voarH.