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THE NEWBERRY OF THE
DAYS THAT ARE PAST.
LETTER FROM FORMER NEWBERRIAN.
NOW LIVING IN TEXAS.
Capt. Jack Caldwell, Chancellor Job John
stone, and Other Strong Men-Memo
rles of Happy Times Forever (ione.
To go back to see the places I romped
in when a boy.
Back to see the old pasture. with its
swimming hole in the creek.
Where I used to shuck my duds off and
absorb old fashioned joy,
'Till the rose's reddest pet.al was no
redder than my cheek;
Back to ramble in the by-ways. where
the wild red flowers grew.
Back -to hear the blue jay qLarrel. and
to hear the cat bird call:
Back to push away life's sorrows.
mongst the dear old scenes 1 knew.
See the smiling hills and. valleys. and
the arching and cloud-fleelzeck sky.
F-or i'm getting old and brokeri. arid it
seerns somehow to me.
That 'twould almost bring my youth
back, make me laugh the old time
Couid I ramble wNher( I rambled. see
the things that used to te.
Climb the hills and see the valleys wherc
I used to romp and play.
We closed our last with a short
notice of N. A. Hunter, one of
the industrial pioneers of the
village. Resuming our walk, we
reach the corner of Boundary and
Caldwell streets (not then named),
where a Yankee school "iarm,'"
Miss Clark, under Rev. S. P.
Pressly, taUght. All that I re
member of her is that she was stern;
that I deserted and never returned.
Here I saw a party of Indian Chiefs,
Choctaws or Cherokees, with their
tykes (wives , puscus tykes (girls),
and puscus knockinees (boys), all
dressed out in full Indian style,
fe'athers and brilliant tinsel, on theit
way to \Washingtonl. We littk
urchins were much afraid of them.
You see no such sights now.
Some iS miles west of here is I
villnge of Creeks (but called Ala
banas,) who were friendly to the
whites during the Texas revolution.
The State gave theni a large tract
of land. Some -I5 years ago I ob
tained for theim their first school
and it has continued ever since.
There is now a Presbyterian mis
sion in the village and most of then
are church members. They art
remarkable for their truth, v,irtu(
and honesty, and there never ha.
been a half breed among them.
On Boundary street, in a beauti
fuil grove of large oaks, lived Capt.
Jack Caldwell. lie was an elo
qutent speaker and was a greal
p)ower before a jury. In his (dis
cussions at tihe h)ar lhe was stronI
and forceful, and when it was knowi
that he was to argue a case th<
court house was crowded. As hit
argument wvent on his voice grey
deeper, his action more animnated
his sentences came in a long, sono
rous swell, still easy and graceful
but powerful 'as the soft stretching
of a tiger's paw." In dlenouncinl
a certain man whomi he though1
mean his sentences went on grow.
ing and rising tintil, reaching th<
climax, lie hesitated a moment an<
with the highest type of meannes:
his mind could catch, in thiuinder
Otis tones lie exclaimed: "H'le's a:
mean, yes, as mneani as Squire Billie
N.' T Ihiis became a commioni sen
tence to express mneanness. H<i
was twice miarriedl. II is secon(
wife was Mliss Abigail O'Neall
dlaughter of Iilugh O ' Neall and
sister of Jutdge O ' Neall , anu
was a mlost amiable and initelligent
wvoman, possessed of the lovel
characteristics of the Quakers
They had one graceful dauIighter,
Li'nie. 'is years since I heard
her ringing laugh or saw her bril
linant (lark eyes. Ah! then we hot I
weg von ng; then she was bright'
and( v'ivac(ious anid was at mlost grace
ful rider on horseback.
Where thme lanec to the old grave
ad eavcs the stro<t we( -e F Irge
crab a pple tre". The)e - nv-othe
neat the nr;'h end o: I . 1
of then:.rn then. w11. the
with the nn mele- ner no !;s:ing
and thie ma kmg him w,h pmi
bg tramu enwi:r ;hei- 2w1enin
kindness ha whn-.;he-'. n:
wao- a more gee-ou andnme<m
Hi- reminiscenhes in the A- ar
veryv in:ere-stingZ. Thre aiso a; one
timne 'ived Mrs Sarah D;s- a
elezant lady. the widow o: Kohe:
Dunlap and daulghter of L: nar:
Governor Nance. She a:tc:wArds
married General Walace. 7: U::'n.
Opposite the crab app:e ved Fre
Ruff. a -)easant and co:: :a:.
able man: and afterwards inams
F:ack lived there.
Passing on to the outskir:s oi the
v;Iage. in a beau.tifil grove we See
the home of F. B. Higgins and his
intelligent wi:e. Mr. Higgins was
a strong, earnest man, endowed
with wisdom and probity of charac
ter. He was a fine surveyor, and
as a State senator for three terms,
he showed himself to be a wise leg
islator. He and his wife were de
scendants of Revolutionary heroes.
Mrs. Higgins was the sister of Cap
tain Jack Caldwell. They raised a
family of four boys and three girls,
all with bright intellects and pleas
We cross a \acant lot, in which
stood a large persimmon tree, and
where the company of brave ien
tor the Seminole war, under that
gallant soldier, Capt. S. C. llar
grove, rendezvoused under orders
from Gen. J. J. Caldwell, and reach
a street at the corner of Stewart'
block. Going west on that street,
we reach the residence of Rev. S. P.
Pressly (of whom we have hereto
fore written). On the west across
the street is the house where liv! d
Chancellor Job Johnstone. ''Clar
um et v,enerabile nomen!'' He was
high-minded, fearless, incorruptible,
dignified, patient, and strong. An
elder in the Presbyterian church, he
was a religious man, tranquil and
joyous, with a steadfast faith. Ie
WaS Wise and just, pure in life, hon
est in intent, and worshipped heaven
The incident at the Daniel Baker
reviv'al, as we have heretofore writ
ten, reveals the tenderness of his
soul. Over his name, in "Carwile'
Reminisences,"' wife has written,
ptticular friend.'' She often re
calls his wordis, spioken to her, sc
lovingly of her mother, wh'len she
and Mrs. Giles Johnstone joined
the Presbyterian church. T1wict
was he married, and each time to r
most accomplished and elegant lad(y.
Th'e children of the first wife ar<
- all gone save Mrs. Mary Randall
so much admired for her sweetness
intelligence and loveliness. M
mother was very fond of Mrs. Elize
Johnstone and had a little daugh ter
now lying in the Covenanter grave
yard, nlamed Elizia after her. B3
Ihis secondl wife lie was father to
remarkably vigorous and intellect.
- al family of soins and daughters.
His sonls, George, Malcolm, aiu
Alan, I well remember as sp)rightl y
intelligent, and p)romlising boys
1His portrait by Kingsimore wa
trtuly a speaking likeness of a caln
and strong mani. To look on ii
would insp)ire any one to be a bet,
ter man and to feel that lie was ga
ing upon tihe likeness of a mni o.
supremeII good sense, sound( j udg
muent and( strong virility. AhI
C'hanucellor Job) Johnlstone 'was
great-hecarted gentlemlan. As
jurist, an opinion of his was ani un
b)roken ellain of logic from thle he
ginning to the end; vigor, clearness
and( p)recisionl of thIoiught were uini
ted with a felicity of dlictioni.
On the next block wvest wvas th.
ts0incf Col. P. C k'ahhvell. a
bthrof 4':apt. .ack, Ofldhvel.
11 m'c in1i ed NI i,.'. r:iues, d: a ug h tet
: utetnt Govvetnoi 'N:me. wlo
in foxw de t < \(ili<d Ie w:ss :I titu
hn: H11 preVIZOn10e wa, ns whole
mS e I I thS .11 1 M :I I I : i r ge
meme: f ('ng re:s. he di scha:d li
IIs nIes w n.i'nd fiithfnilv,
n:h ho.n: to h isef and blnetit
t' ;s Nnt iZ m ! ts \\'e I nev..
inkon 1 lvzet te nn
A eross b.e si reet lived Phil Scop
px:.d his wife 1'iy 1 have OftC
s01n h,11':he:. ''Caty Choppe.."
n::h he, sn O b x, wh. ch 1ndiC
O . Ie.2 s.%id W.as synonI .11ols with
: hi'. n as a joll sy n., full o:
!r1oln n lic, lii's 0.1:nten1nL
-ways woTce al qui'.~:eaI, h13 or ';1s,
half smile. le and hi f wife were
goodx Christ.ians iethodist2' , and
he was a :ass leader. On his ean
penltel shop. fronting Nance street,
he had painted ;1 Carpenter, with
sleeves rolled up. pushing a jack
plane, and under it the motto, "By
industry we thrive.' His sister,
Elizabeth. married Joel Stevenson,
whom I have cause to remember.
He was a tailor. and afterwards did
business as a merchant tailor in Co
lunibia. Once near his shop I was
teasing Sam, the son of the old
jailor, Frank Price, when becoming
enragedl he knocked me down with
a brick bat. Stevenson raised me
up,,gave me the bat, and I started
for Sam, but lie fled.
What an odd, pleasant, humor
ous, melancholy feeling it is to sit
alone and quiet, thinking of those
people now gone. Their dear
shadows rise up around me and I
live in the past again. Wherever
I meet a Newberrian lie turns with
longing love to the dear old home.
This report of a dream expresscs
"In a dream I was in heaven, and
saw a man standing heavily chained,
and I asked St. Peter what it meant.
St. Peter replied, ''Why, if we were
to turn that fellow loose, lie would
go straight back to Newberry."
J. M. Crosson.
EVER HAVE IT?
If You Have, the Statement of this New
berry Maun will Interest You.
E"ver' have a "Iow~ .own"fl' pain in the
in ihe "smal" overi the hipS?
T'nat., the home of b 'ekaere.
it's caulsedl h:, sick kid ness. c
'That's whyV D)omn ' Kdnel ils ur
N ae ofherry people endo se t h is lI end
1'. 10t Pay ne, clerk of Soern B eelt
Telephone (Co. , r'si ding on I'atS.
ss: "ackache andi kidnieyLm,ouble
-chng ainacrssthe small of m
Iback was so had after sittig that I wa's
unoable to0 eltiup wit.hout Maupport , andL
som111fet imes at'ap s h(oting pal!)inioul
.triket. mi' ats if a knife were gei,ie
t hrough ime. The kidney set.Ct'IOn1
Iwere*, very, dark and full of sed imen,
and I had great. di tliculty to retai n
thoem, particularly at night, and my
rest was disturbed half a do~zeni times
during the night. In spit of usinn
di Iferet remtied ies my codlIt,ion ire
mnained thet saime until I rea aboti
l)oan's K(idney' 'ills anid went upi to
e ot a box and( used t,hem according t.o
direct ionst. TPhe kidney c se cretins
cleare u'tlp, b (enme ( ret!nLIar. I conaId
rest, wv elll at, n ig hit, the baecac d isa
p)earedC( aitrn my hea l, w as beitter in
I ev way aftera I tin Ishled using t he~
cen ts5. I"oster-'.M illun C o., lbnflalo, N
., sole a gents for the Unui ted St ate'.
l'temem(iiberi the natme, D)oans andt t.ake
no su1t1t t,111 e.
Get the Best For the Asking,
When you order a sack of patent flour'
from your grocer, (10 not tell him to
sendl you ''a sack or good flour'', but
tell him to send you a sack of ''Clifton,''
because '"Clifton'' is the best patent.
E'ver'y sack is sold with this guarantee,
and if it dloes not priove as reprIiesenited,
your money will be i'e funded. " Cli fton''
us an all-round flour, and is as good fo'
cakeian pastry as light rolls and bis
F~9 INE ii' )RSES - .Just received a
niice lot of K(entucky horses. (Call
A. L. NmIPTTN .& CO
Probably no ret
known and more wic
ExIract of Witch -
equally true that no
tion differs so much
is so often subjected -
Every bottle of Witcl
here is manufacturec
greatest distiller of V
NEWBERRY, - - -
ifERE is, TOU
This is n<
but is simp
buy your S
We have placed in our v
We will give a Key to this Box Free
$i.ox or over. Two (2) Keys with e
ove. Three t,) Keys with every pair
Onlv TIREL Keys will open this b
out yuN may try your Key.
The first Key to unlock the box
The second Key to unlock the bo,
The third Key to unlock the box t
No Key will be tried unless the tag is
to have a key. We do not knov whici
advertise in this paper when all the k
hour so everybody will have an equal cl
gAWDon't ose the Tag-The Key is
We have the largest selection, the be
stylish shoes that are manufactured of L
THE FAIR AND SQU
The New beri
Makes a Specialty andc
to have their old clothes r
ones will call up 'Phone I
for your goods. We ma4
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All work guaranteed Fir
For Terms call e
YOURS TO I
Lime, - Cemer
Terra Cotta Pipe, Roof ir
Car Lots, Sr
Carolina Portland Cement Co.
nedy is better
ely used than
lazel and it is
in quality and
i Hazel boudht
I by the world's
ly an inducement to
PHOES from us for
A S H.
/indowa box which
with every pair of Shoes sold at
cry pair of Shoes sold at S2.oo or
of Shoes sold at $3.o or over.
>x. When Keys have all given
takes TEN DOLLARS.
takeF SIN DOLLARS.
akes FOV'R DOLLARS.
attached. No employe allowed
key opens the box. We shall
eys are taken and set a day and
iance to try his Keys.
worthless without it.
4 quality, the most durable and
.eather and Iron, at prices which
T N E R,
eaning and pressing
dyeing. All wishing
nade to look like new
1 6 and have me call
L AU N D RY......
t THE LAUNDRY.
na I Lots. Write,
-- Charleston. S. C.