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OLD TIMES IN NEWBERRY. Judge J. M. Crosson Writes Interestingly of the Long Ago In Newberry?People Who Helped to Make The History of Those Times. There's u magical isle up the River of Time, Where the softest of airs are playing, There's a cloudless sky and a tropical clime, And a song as sweet as a vesper chime. And the name of this isle, is the "Long Ago," And we bury our treasures there, There are brows of beauty, and bosoms of snow, There are heaps of dust?oh! we loved them so. And we sometimes hear through the turbulent roar Sweet voices we heard in the days gone before, When the wind down the river was fair, And .when we were dreaming of "Long Ago's" shore. Oh! remembered, for aye, be that ~ blessed isle, All the days of our life, until night, And when evening glows, with its beautiful smile, And our eyes are closing in slumbers awhile, May a lovelier isle be in sight. at v memory goes back to a mathe ooo ? T lished in The Herald and New the time. Sizer was a promir member of the negro lodge of < Fellows, which has long been a turbitig element in the commui It will be remembered that ufter inquest Sizer's relatives or other negroes refused to toucl superstitious dread, upon the debris of the old masonic lodge scattered over the floor of the upper room, regalia, jewels, &c?but we never found the goat. Before going farther, I will recall certain persons, who were indissolubly connected with the village, but not living in it. Dr. Burr Johnstone, Y. J. Harrington and his son-in-law James H. Wilson, lived North of Scott's creek and Judge O'Neall two miles out. Of that great and good man Judge O'Neall much has been writ ten, but eternity alone can estimate his grandeur?Like Erskine, "he had a noble heart, vivifying a quick and instinct like intellect. He seemed to spring at once to the truth of a case submitted to him and hurried his hearers with him, almost unconsciously to the same goal." The rapidity with which he dispatched business in the courts, may be illustrated by the remarks of Rufus Choate, after finishing the trial of a cause. When a case is over, like the Baptist preacher who was baptizing converts through a hole in the ice; one disappeared after im^merslou and drifted 10 or 15 fdj^.t froiu - .stable G. liieasel ?ua me proj s at sal was almost unanimously vol ;eut down, the gentlemen present si ' ing emphatically they had come t**s" I protect the white people of the cc lity. | mimity and young Brooks, and llie to create a disturbance. any It was feared that trouble mi 1 tlie result later in the night, and it when he entered the court room. "Since heaven made gentlemen, no one had a purer record." His wife, Mrs. Harriet Pope, the daughter of Y. J. Harrington, was one of the most queenly women I ever knew; was distinguished by the elegance of her maimers, as well as by her loving heart and vivid intellect. She had a high spiritual air which showed a noble mind. She was a worthy helpmeet to her excellent husband. They left a large, influential, intellectual family. To write of them has been ? 1 ~ 1 - C 1 <1 utuui oi love. Near the lot upon which the Baptist church was built and on the hill opposite Jack Caldwell lived Nathan A. Hunter, then a bache lor. He was the grandson of Nathan Hunter and his wife Mary (Young) who came from County Antrim, Ireland. What a number of Scotch-Irish Antrim has given to Newberry; all good and true men and women. What a splendid people they were! What passages at arms have taken place between them and the grand race, the Germans. In these passages, the Jiright eyes of each made wounds \ y in the hearts of others and 3?"! and remained until 7 0 C1UCK ?aU :ecMday morning, and no such act cai ay* | within his notice. It may be tl t01 some one was ftred upon, but >m" I appears that the report that a not I one was killed is unfounded. AN ORDERLY CROWD. lght The party that went up was ^ frrttn "NTfwhprrv v\ "AN ABNORMAL SITUATION." Leading Financial Paper on Williams. Mlddeceorr Matter. From the New York Commercial and Financial Chronicle. The announcement that Messrs John L. Williams & Sons, of Richmond, and J. William Midtlendorf & Co., of Baltimore, are embarriissed and have found it necessary to ask indulgence of their creditos will everywhere be received with deep regret. These two banking houses are among the most prominent 111 the South, and for years they have been devoting all their skill and energy, and all the capital they could command, to the development of Southern industries. The South can never repay them for what they have done to further its devolopment. They have been interested iu Hteam railroads, in numerous Htreet railway enterprises, and also in various industrial conceriiH. The ordinary inference from such re marks would be that they had allowed their operations to become too extended and had, therefore, met the fate which befalls all those n". 1 NeY-T'i'&iAijoney with more free ue past week dep'O&.and discretion. ial than $600,000, and the uank con it not stand the strain. my I Fifteen persons were killed ai I forty injured on Saturday in a o I lission on the Pennsylvania raiha to near Trenton, N.J. The perse rent b-iHorl ntid iniured were laborers SOUTH CAROLINA NKWS. Items of More or Less Interest Condensed In the State. A negro created quite a sensation at Blackville Saturday night by shooting his sweethart. His name was Jim Walker and he shot and killed instantly Minnie Williams. She was talking to another darkey and Jim walked up atid shot her down without a moment's warning. He then skipped. Jealousy seems to have been at the bottom of it all. Coroner Nevils held the inquest Sunday morning, Dr. R. A. Gyles making the post mortem examination. The fall term of general sessions and common pleas court for Laurens County convenes Monday, Oct. 19. Acting Judge \V. C. lienet will preside There are five murder charges in the dock. Two of these are aginst white men, John G. Wham and Gus Cannon. It will be recalled that Who 111 shot and killed Lafayette W. Ramagein the former's yard on July 9. The tragedy created a big sensation by reason of the circumstances leading to the homicide and 011 account of the prominence of the people. ictlte- l:Qi %<V,\ the 1 his children said that lie Knew was, but that he just could not stoj lul 1 that he loved his children and 1 knew he was going to kill thei at* 1 He says he is sorry he commits >ns the crime, but that it can t n..^i nn m;p o trri^ AN EMPIRE FOR NEGROES. "Jacques I," It Is Said, Wants Those From America. From the New York Herald. London, October 5.?M. I.ebaudy, otherwise Jacques I, Kmperor of Sahara, has tired out a multitude of reporters, photogutphers and representatives of firms anxious to have a hand in the fitting out of his Kinpire. What his business in London exactly is he still refuses to mil L 11 UlOriUtlg S 1 Jl\lI>* Mail contains a version of his intentions, which purports to lie given on the next best authority. According to this report M. Lebaudy desires to be handed down to posterity as the greatest benefactor of the negro race whoever lived. With this idea his intentions are purely pacific and commercial, lie desires first to obtain the consent of the Kuropean Powers who claim to have influence ov.r the letritory ?>n which he has designs so that lie can establish along the northwest coast of Africa, it is stated, an empire larger than Rhodesia, to be entitled the United States of Liberia. Ilerc he proposes, it is said, to found a negro State, peopled by negroes irom America, especially from the '} States, who would receive j; ys am' ')e encouraged ? ? 7 A Jk. i*. * -A- * ^ THE INDISPENSABLE FARMER. , Without Doubt, the Most Important Faetor in the World. Now York Commercial. Tlio American farmer ih tho wonlthioh I porHon in tho world. In 1000 according to tho couhuh, tho value of his products wan $4,739,118,000. Thin year their value will bo in oxcohb of $5,000,000,000, Tho fnrmnra of tho Unitod States employ ov?>i 0,000,000 pornoiiH uiul pay out in wages every year over !|w"JIJU,IM)U,UOO. Not only ia tlio American farmer the wealthiest, but bo ia alao much the moat, important person in the world. The railroads, employing over .1,01)0,000 pnople, depend largely upon him for their traflic. Thousands of ahipa, flying the flag of every civil/.ed nation, draw their earnings from t he business given by the American farmer. The king of Englund, the emperor of Germany or the czar of Uusnia may die, and the commerce of the world will go on as before and even the working classes in th<* dead ruler's own country will bo in no way (ilVt'ctfd by the incident lint let the croj a of the American farmer full and railroad earnings immediately fall olT and trade bogina to react., while the coat of living, not only in this country but. in England, Germany and France as well, will immediately rise.