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The Newberry herald and news. (Newberry, S.C.) 1884-1903, October 16, 1903, Image 1

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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
Where the softest of airs are playing,
There's a cloudless sky and a tropical
And a song as sweet as a vesper
And the name of this isle, is the "Long
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
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
May a lovelier isle be in sight.
at v memory goes back to a mathe
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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.
lght The party that went up
was ^ frrttn "NTfwhprrv v\
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
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^
"Jacques I," It Is Said, Wants Those From
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- * ^
, 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

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