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ESTABLISHED 1865 NEWBRY .C,TEDY UY2 10 FIEw, tn ~ NEWBERRY OF LONG AGO. other Interesting Letter from Col. Cros son, Former Newberrian, Now of Texas - Molly's Rocks. As I draw near this ancient spot, My heart beats a' the way; 'lk place I pass seems yet to speak 0' some dear former day; hose happy days o' mine Whilk make me think the present joys ' naething to lang syne." Since my last, I am far west visit Siig my son in Ballinger, where I an enjoying invigorating breezes in this delightful climate. I have just re turned from a three days' camp fislh on the Concho river, one of the beau. tiful streams of West Texas. Caught fine fish and a bad ease of ' sunburn, ,and I am now 400 miles from home. Resuming our walk, we reach the forks of the road--the right hand known as the Beasly road, the spot afterwards, in 1848, called Jalapa. Before reaching this point: On the left of the road lived a good, in. dustrious, brisk old lady. It was aid of her that when Dr. Sam Fair as in the neighborhood vaccinating he people, she gave him this invita ion: "Doctor, when you'are around laxinating, call in and dine breakfast with us." At a picnic at Jalapa this kind old lady gave me very pleasant employment which I enjoyed hugely. A young man who was dead in love with her handsome daughter, was very attentive to her. I was re quested to be her beau on that day. I certainly enjoyed the company of tL: beautiful girl and the discomfit. ure of the youngster. The young lady died early. She has entered the promised land, while we are yet on the march. Not far from this spot was Tran quil M. E. church, one of the oldest and most prominet in the district (now I learn moved to Jalap)-the ground around the steps beaten bare by lounging footsteps of pious gene rations gone before. What hallowed memories of sweet and quiet Sun days, stir to life in the hearts that have known it! "How the voices long since silenced live again and peal and ring above those really heard! How memories and hopes, love and ferra throng from their remote hiding places in the heart, bringing tears to Ithe eyes, and now gentle, soothing, .soul tilling fragrance and light from .1(old lost days." They pass before me like a throng of gentle spirits, filled with heavenly love and among them the Wrights, Shells, Gilliams and others. Who that ever knew that pure man anid devout Christian, Zacheus Wright, will ever forget him ? It is true of him, "He wyore the white flower of a blameless life." The singing in that church was in spiring and1 fervent, and there was a wonderful syrupathy and earnestness in their voices. There was not the gymnastic singing of the present day, but it was joyous, devotional, filling t,he soul with worshipful praise. Some one lhas said: "Churches as a ~whole do the hiumnane wvork of the ,orld. Tranquil has (done its full When I think of the glorious wvork the M. E. Church has done for this world, I think of the scorn that greeted1 John Wesley's attempt to make the religion of his day a reality. Near the Laureons road, also in the olden time, lived four brothers, all excellent citizens, named Cannon. The eldost, Uncle Billy Cannon was an old bachelor. I have as vivid a recollection of him as it I had seen him yesterday. lHe wats a kind, in dulgent master. Anut Naucy, a big, fat, impudent 01(d negress, carried the keys and fed Uncle Billy as it suited her. One spring Uncle Billy said: "Well, Nancy, I'm tired of hbving no meat to eat but bacon, and want ham." In a saucy way she replied there was no ham. Quoth he, ''What his become of it" "E 'I'at up," said she. For once he lost his temper and st.ruck hor downi. Downi she fell as in a fainting lit, rolled up her eyes skywvaid and called out, "Lord Jesnus.- receive my spirit." But the geood Lord was not ini a re ceiving spirit that day, anud the old lady for many a day afterward fed the old man as it suited her. Dr. Isaac Cannon was a fine man and physician, b)ut occasionally 1Johni Barleycorn was too many for him. David Cannon was one of the good men of the earth, and a line surveyor. He attended the great Baptist revival in 1831 in the Hal cyon grove on the school grounds and camped. I remember he got a chair from father, and on it 'Was cut the letter D, which suited well, for he and father were both named David. That chair we had when we left for Texas. He was a Bush River Bap tist and a Christian gentleman. The result of that revival was the organi zation of the Newberry Baptist church, and I always thought it was composed of as intellectual,and pious ladies and men as I ever knew.1 Another one of the brothers was Col. Geo. S. Cannon, at one time commanding the 38th Regiment. He was one of the most elegant and prominent citizens of the District and a Bush River Baptist. A friend re lated to me this incident: Col. Can non visited the Legislature, when it was a "Coon" Legislature with very few white gentlemen in it. He re lated the following: "My old friend, H. A. Meetze, introduced in the Sen. ate a resolution requesting the Presi deO. io imove the Federal troops, for their bristling bayonets were a menace to civil liberty, and made an eloquent address. Whereupon a nappy "cullid gemman," knowing his tenure depended upon bayonets, an swered: "Mr. President, I desires to say a few words in answer to the gemmen. Here's how dis ting is: you goes home at night, sits by the fire, the cat on dis side, the dog on dat side, so long as you sits dar all right; de minit you leab dar do cat's in de loft." His black brudders, en joying his eloquence, thought that a sure enougb answer. These four brothers were truthful, noble souls. Now for Molly's rock. A few N ears since an old gentleman named Run nels, from Spajanburg, finding I was from Newborry, said he had often camped . Molly's rook, and being a jolly fellow, always called me Molly's rocks. It was said to be a haunted spot. Housen kenner told me that when he was a kid, he dreaded to pass by at nigl,c, said he was timid and would see shadows struggling in the dim moonlight and hear wild noises in stormy weather. I asked him if he believed in ghosts. He said no, but that he was dread fully afraid of them. My friend and kinsman, J. G. Martin, gives me the following: MOLLY'S ROoKS. "A bout nine miles northeast of thbe town of Newberry, near the eastern terminus of the Calmes road, where it intersects the old Buncombe road, are several large granite boulders known as Molly's rocks. They were a way mark for the many wagoners and travellers going over the Bun comb)e road. This road was formerly the great thoroughfare from western North Carolina, the upper districts of South Carolina, to and from Co lumbia and Charleston. In many in stances these rocks lie poised on one another in sublime repose. They seem to be looking back through the dim vista of past ages and forward through the countless years of com ing centuries. They appear to be like Tennyson's Brook: "For, men may come and men may go, but they are there forever." They are surrounded by a pretty country, be ing at a point where the gently roll ing lands of the chinquepin' region b)reak into the rich and rugged hills andI valleys that reach out to the Enoree Valley. They receive their name from Molly Lindsay, an old demented wife and mother whose home was somewhere near Catch Penny. Her insanity was not of a sad and sombre caste, but consisted of felicitous fancies anid happy hallui cinsations. She loved those haunts and would linger around these rocks. After lying under these rocks she imagined that the cattle oii a thou. sand1( hills were hers and that all the wagons and produce that p)assed1 the Buncombe road wvere also hers. Her husband and children moved to Georgia, but she would not go. In ai year or so the husband anid son Tommie namn hack and entrated her to go. The only sennible remark they got from her was, as she en. tered a house where they were and first saw them: "Hi, Tommy, is that you ?" On one occasion Tom Crosson, the great-grand father of the Crossons now living in Newberry, when a boy, had been to mill on horseback. See ing an apple tree loaded with apples near the road, he hitched his horse. Up the tree went he after apples when, to his horror he saw Molly underneath, who told him to shake them down, that she would pick them up, and they would go to his father Aleck's who had plenty of sugar and they would have apple dumplings. He came down. "Now," said she, "you get on and I will get up,behind you." He quickly got up and put. ting spur to his horse, fled. The last he saw of her she was throwing apples after him furiously and villi fyi.i;- him. A wagoner on a bleak wet day camped for the night in an old school house at Molly's rocks; he got there on a dark night, and with flint and steel was trying to start a fire. Suddenly some one grabbed him from behind and said, "Oh, yes, I've been looking for you a long time." It was old Molly who, like King Lear, had taken refuge from the storm in the old cabin. While she was harmless every one was afraid of her. When or where she died we cannot now remember. They were a splendid people in the olden time who lived near Molly's Rock. I shall love dear Newberry'till the chains of clay fall from my soul. At leisure I'll write again. J. M. CRossoN. Ballinger, Texas. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. Items of More or Less Interest Condensed In the State. The dispensary authorities have effected a settlement with the bonds men of Dispenser A. W. Tiencken, Mount Pleasnt., Charleston, who was recently found to be short. The bondsmen paid Auditor Soarson $1, 494.62, the exact amount of the short. age, and the incident was closed.' Co. E., 16th Infantry, U. S. A., stationed at Fort McPhersod, Ga., has bee ordered to Anderson to act as instructors and assistants during the encampment there of the Third Regiment S. C., troops. The regi ment of regulars was secured throu,h the Anderson Chamber of Commerce. Mr. M. A. Dean, a leading young business man of Anderson, died in the Charleston hospital Wednesday night after undergoing an operation for appendicitis. Gov. Heyward has5 received1 the official report of the military coim pany that wvas sent to Norway to quell the race riot. The mtembers of the company have been paid oft, each receiving $1.50. The trouble cost the State$216-$126 for special train and $9(0 paid the men. The Bank of Clarendon, with a capitalization of $25,000, was char tered last week. In the Greenville court last week Ada Brooks, colored, was given a verdict of 250 against the Western Union Telegraph Co. for failure to dehiver a message announcing the death of a relative, which failure caused her to miss the funeral. Aimed At Street Cai- Hog. Chicago Record.lherald. TIoledo, Ohio, .July 20.--Council man George Young tonight intro duced in the council an ordinance aimed at the "seatend hog on the street car," who forces women and children enitering an open car to climb over him and his impediments. The ordinance provides that a person who takes a seat on a summer car where the seats rn crosswvise shall, when aniot her person enters, move over and keep moving as p)assenigers enter until the seat is filled, anid fixes a penalty for violation of not less than $5 or more thaii $25. Th'lere was some discussion, buit no opposi tron, and( the ordinance went t.o the committee on ordlinancan for approval. TO PREVENT LYNCINGS Attorney General Gunter Suggests a Plan - Comparison In Crimes In The State. The State. Attorney General Gunter has hit upon a plan which, if it (oes4 not pre vent lynclings, he believes will go a long ways toward lessoning them. He called attention to the fact that since the alti-duelling law w1as pansed in the State in 1882, the crime has been virtually wiped off the statuto books. This lar,, which roads as fol lows, has been of the greatest. pos"i ble benefit to the State: "No property qualification, unless prescribed in this constitution, shall be necessary for an election to or the holding of any offico. No per son shall be elected or appointed to I office in this State for life or during good behavior, but the terus of all officers shall be for some specified period, except notaries public and officers in the militia. After the adoption of this constitution any por son who shall light a duel or send or accept a challenge for that. pur pose, or be an aider or abettor in fighting a duel, shall be deprived of holding any oflice of honor or trust I in this State, and shall he cthorwiso punished as the lv shall prescribe." VIRTUE OF TIIE IAUELINO LAWS. "That law,'' said Mr. (inter yes torday, "has stopp,d duelling, and a similar law might be passed which, I believe, would go a loig way toward stopping lynchings. If a man knows that he is going to bo abtsolitely do barred from his right to vote or hold r oflice he will be very apt to think twice before taking any part in the I crime, especially for the reason that, t he knows at any time, in the ovent that he should run for offico, it will j be a comparatively simple thing for , some of the people to bring this charge I against him. The law might bo made even stronger, and even id de the bystanders in the sti atuto. This would, I think, almost assuredly make it of fective." "How would a law like this be made operative-by legislative ol actment?" t "No. In some Siates that would be possible, but. bere in South Caro lina it would have to be a contitu tional enactment. That is, the leg- I islaturo would have to pass a joint, resolution and then the matter would i go before the people to be voted on I at the regular elections. Then it 1 would have to go before the logisla ture for consideration again. I am absolutely confident that, if such ai law is eventually passed it will be effective and of the greatest poss5il0 value to t,he State, and also think the peole of the State are ripe for it. at this time." LYNUlliINos A LONe 5EAiI()AlmJ. The statemient was imlade roeently that t here had hoon1 lynching at every station along the Seaboard rail road where the negro lCvanis was recently lynched, and( at One of these stations it was said as niany as half a doz-en lynchigs had occurred1 in the last few years, while another of the sta tions hind a record of seveon1 OnchingsI at one time. Mr. Gunter was asked if his oflice had any reco d of the number of lynchmngs that had occurred in the Statoe in recent year*s. He rep)lied( in the negative, saying that it. .was im. p)ossiblo '.o get t heom except fromi thle newspa pers. In tis connection thle at torney generad is putting thle oflico in posi. tion to furnish some vainluablo)1 stait!is ftice on the subject of crimo0 thlrouigh. out the St.ate which will he of the greatest value to the anthorities and1( enable tihe legislature and the courts to act with some intelligence in the promises. When Mr. H. Dunncan JBehlingor wans attorney general he had the ollice senid out. last yoar blanks to the clerks of all courts of general ses. sions, askinrg then: to manke reports of all crime 1assed upon01 in lie con rts of general 5essionis. Those reports were comp)robonlsively made(h for the first time last year andl included in the attorney general's rol:ort to the legislature. TLhis year it is Mr. Hunter's pur 1)ose to have thliis work full don.1110 nnd it Will then bO )ORHiblO to make the comparisons neceisary to the betteriont, of conditions. MR. nELLINOER's I8E01PORT. Mr. Bellinger's report showed that for the fiscal year 1902 there were 1,731 offenses committed against the State. A recent table published in rho State showed that out of sonjo 700 prisoners in the penitentiary iearly -10 per cent. were there for nurder, manslaughter or assault and ,attery with intent to kill. This enormous percentage, how wer, has had the effect of bringing ibout more convictions for murder mid manslaughter than at any pre rious time in the history of the State, mud it is because of these convictions hat the authorities are redoubling heir efforts with a view of prevent ng the lawlessiess of lynching and ither crimes. 'I'o the layman's mind Mr. Gunter's )lFi for preventing the cardinal uime of lynching looks like an ox ellent one and the attitude which he people will assumo in lieu of the uggestion will be watched with the ,rentest interest. GENERIAL NEWS NOTES. lems of More or Less Interest Condensed Outside the State. As soon as the troops were with [rawn from Richmond a quite gen rir renewal of t.he street car strike lisorder occurred. On Tiursday ight two cars woro blown up, a otorman injured, another motor Aan shot. at, and there was a general browing of stones at passengers. Tht now British battleship, King lward1 VII, the largt-st in the torld, w.aI launched at Davenport itst week. The vessel cost F,500, Jett and White, indicted for the aurdor of Marcum, at Jackson, Ky., n Thursday wore spirited away rom the Lexington jail, where they ave been for safe keeping, to Cyn hiana, where their second trial be ore Judge Osborne began yesterday. Robert Smith, a young farmer of Vhit.esburg, Mo., shot from ambush nd killed his wife on Thursday. 'hey quarrelled Wednesday and mnith whipped his wife. She left im and went to her father's house. t is supposed her father persuaded or to return to her nusband, who hot her on the way back. Smith led. Issaac Ford, a negro accused of riuminal assault on a little girl in irayson county, Texas, committed uicidle in jsil by hanging himself. dob) violence was threatened. A negro who killed a policeman vhile trying to arrest him in Beau. nmont, Texas, onl last TIhursday, was )ursued by citi'zens and shot to beath. The negro had tried to hoot his wife, and the policeman whiom he killed wvas attempjting to rrest him for this offense. In three years the government has 'Oailizted almost $200,000) profit 'rom thme sale of the little stamp >ooks issued by the postof1ice do. >artmmenlt. [The books are' sold for mel cenit and( cost one0 third of a enmt. P resident lloose volt rodeo horse back last week from Sagamore Hill to Sayville, Li. I., to visit his un!c. T'he President, begani his ride at 2 at. m., reachinug hois (lesti nat ion at (1 ia. m1. A terrific torurndo visited Paterson, N. J., on Thursday, killing three p)ersOnIs, injulring one hund-ed others, leaving fifty families homeless, and oausinlg a property loss of something like $200,000. The tornado mowed am path of destruction 400 feet wVide fronm thme southw~esit to tihe northeast of the city. TIhe Commercial Pacific Cable Co. hans 15ssued a list of rates. Its en tire system from San Francisco to Manila was oponmed onm the 25th. T1he rate to lIIonolulu is 3F cents per word, to thme Midway Islands (60 cenmts, to (uain 81) cents, Luzon $ 1 05, (Chi na $1. 10, Korea $1 .49I, etc. T[he statemeumt is of interest to millionaires. SOIDIlS GUARDING )ANVILLi JAIL. No More Trouble Results From Illinois Race Riot --Twcnty-Two Persons Wounded-Slheriff )id All Shooting into Mob. Danville, 1118, July 25.-This city is in the throes of a race war. One negro from Evansville, Ind., who to. night shot and killed IHenry Gatter. man, white, has already boon lynched by a mob of 6th) men, who woro later firod Uponl by tile sleriti, thrmo mn being wounded. Tlhe mob worn clamoring for the li fe of another ne. gro named Jalmes \\'isolm, who 11i confessod to tohe brital asHault on tlie wife of a farmor at Alvoil, I1., just north of horo. The unknown negro lmot his fat while the mllobl Vas on the way to lynch Wilsonl. The angry throig wais pamsing dowi Iist Iliin stre1t, when the ligro becalme imvolvod in an altorcation with seine of its mrm. bors. They stiart(ld aftkr iml,,, and he pulled a gun, firing into t he crowd. Honry Gattormiiani a young lbt.ejr, who was recently retiIrned from Fort Monroe, fell mliortally totu and expired in) a few seconds. 'he no. gro turied and Ilml, but was caught by the officers within a block of the scene of the t ragody imi hurrim to the police station, With the m1(b in hot pursuit, temporarily diverted from their march to the county jail. Tho oficeors, with th(eir prisoier, took refugo inl the city building, barricading thmmmielvt Iolhiind he door of on ()f tIhe otles. They could le. chock tile mob, hlowvwer, far it secured a long pwht and bat tereu dowin a siectioll of the w!il iid the door, both of which woro very thin. On account. of the overwholm ing numbers of lih mob it, was use less for the oflicers to resist. The negro wam meizml aIi rumhil to the spot where ieI hlad shot dowii (in(ter man. It was the work of an instant to throw a rope around him neck and swing him up to lihe r1narest tlo. phone polo. The mob did not delay long, but waited to soo that their victim was dead. ThTe life was silow ly strangled out anil he was left hanging, while the iimo) proceo(ed to the county jail. The oflicers hope to save the second iegro )) 8ome rumo. Three other negro(s have bon at tacked by th1e miiembjj%rs of the llob and severely boaten. Tho victim of (Ie iob) was idlenti tied as J. D. Mlayliold. The mob cha niged its mind olbfore attacking~ the jail and wont back and cut, dIown MIaytie1( h) ody. They rushed it to t he public 8s1iiare anid burned it ini a honifire, hacking it to p)ic(os with kinives as it burnied. '.L'hon they) chairged 1thle janil anud the~ sherifiT anid depult iOs tired, wvouiidinig several memibers oif thie muob, some fatally. The mob01 repul sed , sien t t' a n eigh boring mining camp for~ dyunamite and1 probaly will attack thle jail againI. Th le mrol>11 is iiurian-id iand thireatens to lnch the shiariff anit hhi doplnt ies, iaso thle negro tI rnkey i the jail. A fteor seciarinag bitt erig rains i took the mob al>out1 half an hour t< wreck the c ity' pirisoi, thie eg ro be ing found hiid in a safe'. lHe ww pulled frnomi thle safe, struick witll sledges, knocked down, jonped mipor plaiced ab~out his neck and him lifeles body wasm i ragged abt )Oi b iroe blocks An effort was madel to hiang thle lodt to a telegraph pole, but the rop) broke. TIhe steamship Mongolia, btult fo the Pacific Main Steamship Co., wai launched at Camden, N. J., Saturday The Mongolia in the secorid larges steamiship ever hIIt ini t he Uniitet Stat es. TIhe L ox ingtou At lanita 1)yor ri into an open! swvitch 1.1 imiles frori Loisvillo Ky. H'aturdlay night. Thb train was badly dlamagedi andl eigh rail road 1men1 were seriously injuro< The switch had undi(oubtedly bee Opened for the purposme of wrookin the train. LEO LAID TO REST Solemn Obsequies Took Place As The Sun Went Down--St John Lateran will Be Final Resting Place. Rome, July 25.-Trhe body of Pope Leo was interred in St. Peter's to night. The strokes of the hammer which resounded through the im mense domo of the cathedral an nounced to the earnest gathering in the nave that Leo XII had been 111id to rest. A ti lundowli the miost important, most solena, of all the obsequies took place. The front doors of the basilica were closei, and the vast church, except for a row of lights at the shrine of St. Peter, the candles about the bier and those per sons who had (uietly and with the utmost reverence gathered tihore, ap peared deserted. About 1,000 persons had received invitations to attend the ceremonies. The cardinals, who mot earlier in the vatican, ontered the chapel choir, wiiting there for the arrival. of the procession, Cardinal Oregliat, the cmuerlongo, holding the keys of comm1inand. When the last supreme moment, caime the heavy cofllins weighing in all 1,322 pounds, wero rolled out of the chapel preceded by mitmace bearers minging as they went, aund followed by all the cardinials, among whom the bowed figure of Oreglia, th strong, upright Vannutelli, the white haired Agliardi and the immentise black browed Svamipa wore the most con spicuous. Pulleys were attached 'o the colin and soon, to the strains of the"BenedictusDommus Dous Israel" it was hoisted into the stone sarcoph agu above the door where it will remain until the grateful cardinals created by the late pontiff shall oroet a suitat)ii tomb in the basilica of St. Johin Liaterat, Wi WhiH was chosen by the pope himself as his final resting place. Thus was Popo .Leo XIII con signed to his long ret. TilE POSSESSION OF A CIIILI. Father Takes it From the Mother on an Order Front a Surremc Court Jus tice. Bonnettsville, .1uly 2-1.----The se ronity of lemnettsville life hias been disturbed by (uit a sensatiOIal epi tiode this week. Several years ago lFred Jones of Marionf arried Miss Nota Sparks of this county. They lived together a few years aind then separated. Mrs. Jones wvent to Savannah with the baby and Mr. Jones kept the other two children at Marion. A few (days ago Mr. Jones sont his little daughter to visit hoer graind imother, Mrs. Spark(s, and her auint, Mrs. D). M. I). McLeod, here. All went wvell until Mrs. Jones unex p)ected1ly arrived in town and1( secured possessioii or the little girl. There was a hurried conultaition. Mr. Jones was conumnnicattedl with arid counsel wais employed, whio wenit before Mr. Jurstice Woods with haboatrs corpus proceedings. Tlhe re suit was thait Sherif -I Mulliris of Miarioni caime to( Henn iet tsvilloe rand, ini comipaniy 'with Sheriff Ireooi, took lie child fronm its mrother andl carried it. bamck to its fat her in M 'trioin. Mrs. Jones ireturn ed to her homoi Savannah to lay. TWO BOYS EiXECUTEDI. Their Attempt at Robbery Led to Miurder and the Gallows. Lex inmgtoni, Ky., J ul y 2 1. -- amdIe ''Brien anid Eairil Whitnesy, boy 'n years, whose faces ind(icaito nrothinig of the criminal, were hanged hero at 8 o'clock this morning for the mur der of A. B. Chinn, who was a wvealthy merchant and an ox (Confed orate soldier. The boys, who were but 1 7 years old imit their fate calmily and said they were reaLdy to dlie. Chinn was killed during a pistol light between Asa Chinn, sonl of the murdered man andl 0'Bien and Whitney, -while the latter were attemptir.g to Srob the Chinrn home last October. SAsa Chinnm was wvounded, but re - covered.