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USED CATS AS CHIPS.
Poker Game Between Hermits for
Championship of Western New
A correspondent of The New
York Sun at Hamilton N. Y., per
petrates this: The strangest poker
game ever played in western New
York was fought out two weeks
ago by Pete Snelling of this place,
better known as the "Cat Hermit,"
and "Old Man" Booker of Clark
son, likewise a recluse and some
thing of a cat fancier. The two
men live about one mile apart, with
the town line between them. It
was in reality town against town,
with cats for chips.
The game grew out of profes
sional jealousy, each of the players
pretending to be the boss hermit in
point of years, hard luck and num
ber of cats. Last August Old Man
Booker happened to meet Pete at
the village store, and among other
things declared that when it came
to poker he could make Pat Sheedy
"I am strong on it," he an
nounced. "I'm husky. I haven't
played for years, just because I
know there is no one hefty enough
to make it interesting.''
"If you'll dig up my past you'll
find I'm quite a cuss with the
pasteboards myself," said Pete.
"Dare you to meet me," cried
the Old Man.
"I'm for that. What shall we
play for?" asked Pete.
Old Man Booker scratched his
rough chin and thought deeply.
Then lie had an inspiration.
"How are you fixed for cats?" he
"Got about fifty, and twenty kit
tens, " replied Pete.
'All right; let's play for cats,'
So it was agreed, and two weeks
ago the g:tie was pulled off. Booker
collected his feline assets and carted
them over to Pete's tumble-down
farmhouse. Pete had his chips
melowing and spitting in an empty
room and no time was lost in bring
ing out a greasy (leek of cards, and
the game began on a kitten ante
and two-cat limit.
On the first hand Pete straddled
the ante for one cat, but his boost
began to eat up Booker's kittens.
"I'm not going to lose my edge
that way," declared Booker. "If
you want to fight cats I've got sonme
thorough-breds in that crate.''
-A compromise was effected by
bringing in t wo b)ig boxes with stout
covers, one for kittens and one for
cats. Booker refused to play and
Pete pullled clown the stakes.
On Booker's deal it wvent into a
jackpot and both putt up akitten,
as neither had openers.
''Change a cat for me,'' requested
Booker pushed two kittens across
On the next deal Booker opened
for two cats and Pete drew cards
and boosted the sweeting one kitten.
Booker drew to a pair of queens
and caught a small pair. Pete split
a pair of jacks and found a straight.
"'Oh, I'll bet a kitten,'' said
"'See your kitten and raise you
two cats,'' Pete came lback.
Booker called and lost.
For the niext six hands they
simp)ly swapped kittens back and
forth without getting any action.
Then on a jackpot Booker opened
for one cat, holding pat a club~
straight, nine high.
Pete discarded a queen of heartM
and caught the ten of diamonds,
which gave him a diamond straight,
ten high. Then the cats flew into
the box fast and furious.
The boxes began to get a bit
crowded and a vacant room was
used to accumulate the chips.
Both men left their cards on the
table and stood btheir re-pctv
cats. As each called his raise he
would grab the limit by the necks
and toss them into the pot.
"'See here, Siell, I'ml out of cats,
but I've got a show for my stakes,"
announced Booker as he threw in
two kittens and went shy a cat.
"Well, Book, we'll show hands
now, or seal up the cards tiotil you
can raise more cats. It's a shaie
to take your cats. I wish you'd
"Not by a long chalk, Sill. I'll
never lay cdown on this hand. I'll
die first. Give me ten hours to
hustle in for more cats and then
we'll show up."
This was agreed to and inside of
six hours Booker drove up with
twenty cats and six kittens. The
limit was raised and the whole
bunch of furry chips were depos
ited in the fighting cat-pot, and the
cards were unsealed.
Thus did Snelling win the cat- I
poker championship of . estern New
York and incidentally break Old
RECTOR OF ST. LUKE'S.
Ashburnham, Ontario, Testifies to the
Good Qualities of Chamberlain's
Ashburnham, Ont., April 18, 1903.
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of your Cough Remedy. I at once pro
cured a sample bottle, and took about
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Rector of St. Luke's Church.
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This remedy is for sale by Smith
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The matter of feed is of
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NEWBERRY KNlTIN MiLL.
TIIEANNUAL MENTING OF THE
Stockholders of The Newberry
Knitting Mill will be held at Council
Chambers on the 5th day of January,
1904, at 12 o'clock M., for the election
of Direo torts for the ensuing year, and
for the transaction of other business.
Please attend in person or by proxy.
Newberry, S. C., Dec. 4, 1903.
LAND FOR SALE.
F OUR LOTS CONTAINING 28
acres, and three containing 40
acres, on eastern .9de of town just out
side corporate linits. Desirable loca
tion for building purposes. These lots
may be bought at a bargain.
F. W. HIGGINS.
WING TO THE FACT THAT I
am now visiting the schools of the
county, I will be in my office only on
Mondays and Saturdays for the next
EUG. S. WERTS,
Co. Supt. Ed.
r HE COUNTY BOARD OF COM
missioners will hold their annual
miecting, as required by law, on Thurs
(lay, the 7th (lay of January, 1904. All
persons holding claims against the
county are required to file same with
the undersigned before the 1st day of
January, 19 J. B. HUNTER,
Executor's Sa. Stocks.
WILL SELL AT PUBLIC OUT
cry at Newberry Court House, to
the highest bidder, for cash, on sales
day in January, 1904, twenty shares of
the capital stock of the National Bank
of Newberry, S. C., and ten shares of
the capital stock of the Newberr Cot
ton milg. W. H. DREHER
Executor of Susannah Dreher, dec'd
L 0. 0. F.
PULASKI LODGE NO. 20.
M EET8 EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT
at 7 30'o'clock at their hall at the
Graded Senool :)ihflHi. Visitors cor.
J. S. iMIH. N.G
'. U St-m et Jr.. Secr ry
Placv your orders r oysters and
Columbia Fish & Ice
Co., Columbia, S. C.
Satisfactory prices, quick service,
.1nd f !sh goods. \\ rite for quota
Land for Sale
82 acres 5 miles of
Whitmire--25 acres in
cultivation, 5 to 6 acres
Seven lots adjoining
the corporate limits of 1
building sites. Terms
and prices reasonable.
For further informa
tion call at
The Price of
zMirAll of our MILLINERY will
be sok' at reduced prices through
the holidays. Conme and buy your
wife or dlaughter a pretty Hat for
Christmas. We hiave just recei-:ed
the lates,t Nov'elties ini
Belt Pins and
In Red, Black and Tan.
Pearl Shirt Waist Sets
19C. per set.
We will have a full
line of Toys and Holi
day Goods at prices
right. Come to see us.
Hair c Haird
T1HE RIGHT PRICE STORE,
Summer Bros.' Block Near Deot.
STATE OF SOUTH 0AROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY-IN
James N. McCaughrin, in his own right
and as administrator de bonis non
with the will annexed of Robt. L.
McCaughrin, deceased and as admin
istrator of Mattie Mcaughrin Gist,
Fannie B. McCaughrin et al., and
James Y. Culbreath et al., Defe.nd
-)Y VIRTUE OF AN ORDER OF
3- the court herein, I will sell at pub
lic outcry on Thursday, the 31st day of
December, 1903, on the place known as
the llonham place, at the residence of
the plantation, all that tract, planta
tion or parcel of land belonging to the
estate of Robert L. McCaughrin and
James Y. Culbreath, situate in Saluda
county, in the State aforesaid, contain
ing Twelve Hundred and Eighty-Eight
Acres, more or less, on Big Saluda
River, bounded by lands formerly be
longing to the late Gov. Johnson
Hagood, Henry Ellis, Mrs. Cornelia
Clary, George Berry, the estate of A.
P. Coleman, Matthew Coleman and
others. The said tract will be sold in
sub-divided tracts as follows, and plats
will be exhibited on day of sale, to wit:
No 1, the house tract containing 260
acres, more or less. No. 2, known as
the gold mine tract, containing 68
acres, more or less, adjoining Mrs. Cor
nelia Clary: No. 3, containing 130 acres,
more or less, known as the creek tract,
fronting on the old Charleston road;
No. 4, lying next to the estate of A. P.
Coleman, deceased, and Matthew Cole
man, containing 255 acres, more or less,
fror ting on the old Charleston road;
tract No. 5, known as the calf pasture,
ontaining 100 acres, more or less, a
a right of way provided to the settle
ment road leading from the home place
to Matthew Coleman's plantation; tract
No. 6, known as the fox den place, con
taining 240 acres, more or less, with a
right of way provided leading to the
public road to the ferry; No. 7, con
taining 235 acres, more or less, known
as the ferry place. All of said sub
livided tracts are on public highways
except tract No. 5 and tract No. 6, but
rights of way are provided as afore
Terms of Sale: One-third of the pur
:hase money is to be paid in cash, the
balance on a credit of one and two
years, in equal annual installments,
with interest from day of sale at the
rate of 8 per cent. per annum until paid
in full. The credit portions to be se
.ured by bonds of the purchasers and
mortgages of the tracts, respectively,
with leave to the purchasers to pay all
in cash or any part of the credit por
At thc same time and place I will sell
ai the personal property on the planta
tion, consisting of eight mules, farming
implements, wagons, corn, fodder, cot
ton seed, etc. Terins of sale: Cash for
the personal property.
The above tract is a very valuable
cotton and corn plantation, about 13
miles by the steel bridge to Newberry
Court House, and about the same dis
tance to Saluda Court I-House, and about
half a mile from Saluda Old Town on
the Southern Railroad.
H. H. RIKARD, Master.
Master's Office, Dec. 15, 1903.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY-IN
John C. Goggans, administrator of
the estate of Wm. D. Frick, de
Nancy Frick and others, D)efendants.
By virtue of an ordler passed herein'
I will sell at public auction to the high
est bidder before the court house at
Newberry, S. C., on sale day in Janu.
ary, 1904, all that piece or parcel of
land situate in saidl county and statt
containing eighty (80) acres, more 0:
less, lying on the northeast side of thc
public roadl leading to Little Mountain,
S. C., except the Frick family grave
yard, consisting of onec-half acre, an<
bounded by graveyard, lands of Johr
Boland, estate of George Wheeler, de.
ceased, Ab Shealcy and said public
road, upon the following terms, to wit
For one-half cash, the balance on a
credit of one year, with interest fron
day of sale, credit portion to be se
cured by the bond of the purchaser ani
a mortgage of the p)remises, with leav<
to the purchaser to pay the credit p or
tion in cash in whole or in part. Pu r
chaser to pay for papers and record
ing. JOhN C. WILSON,
J. P. N. C.
Dec. 12, 1903.
STArT E OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF NElWBERIRY I:
I : *J n C. WiloV Esml'~, P robate Jw i
ut IRlAS J,.no. I. Giogeans, a
<'o of the C'aurI, hadthj madl s.i
in w n trant h m nttorsof \A<hninh,
l:.,. anll ,a,dd !ifhir the. kin, red anr
credI 3to1 of t he *'id Luacy (. Lg.lori
tilcasedi. that t,hey be aLnd appenar hi
fore mie, in the ( ourt of Probate, to b.
held at Nr wbrrry Court. ! rv.use, N. C , a
the 211th day of Janutairy neCx aft.ior pul
l icathLion toreol, at 11 o'clock in the fori
no0o1. t,o show (1ause, if any theay have
why the. said! Amnnistrat,Aon sihoul
not be grantedl.
Given under my hand, this th
[i..s.] 16t.h day of Deccember, Ann
JOH N C. WILSON, J. P. N. C.
W ANTED.-- Manager for no
branch of our business herei
New berry. Write promptly, with refe:
enees. T1he Morris Wholesal,e Houst
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY-IN
Jesse L. Denson, Plaintiff,
Corrie West, Sallie Tucker, Nannfe
Boone, Effie Lyles Ellen Atchison,
John Denson, Yoe Ray Jack
Alatthews, Hart Hinson Carl Hinson,
Armond, Hinson, John Hinson, Grace
Hinson, Lillian Hinson, Ella Hinson,.
Monroe Wesson, Tomp Stewart,
Georgiana Bailey, Alice Abrams,
Ellen LaFar, Defendants.
Summons for Relief.-Complaint served..
To the Defendants above named:
YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED
and required to answer the com
Elaint in this action of which a copy is
erewith served upon you, and to serve
a copy of your answer to the said com
plaint on the subscribeis at their office
on Law Range, Newberry, S. C. with
in twenty days after the service hereof;
exclusive of the day of such service;
and if you fail to answer the complaint
within the time aforesaid, the Plaintiff
in this action will apply to the Court for
the relief demanded in the complaiA -
To the Def'ts John Hinson, Grace Hin
son, -Ella Hinson, Lillian Hinson, Ellen
LaFar: You and each of you take notice
that unless you have a Guardian ad
litem appointed to represent you in this
action within twenty days after service
hereof upon you, the undersigned as
Plaintiff s Attorneys, will move the
Court to appoint Fred H. Dominick,
Esq., or some other fit and suitable per
son, as such Guardian ad litem.
Dated, Dec. 16, A. D. 1903.
SEASE & DOMINICK,
To the Defendants, Nannie Boone
Hart Hinson, Carl Hinson, ArmonA
Hinson, Effie Lyles, Monroe Wesson,
Tomp Stewart and Georgiana Bailey:
Take notice that the complaint in this
action together with the Summons, of
which the foregoing is a copy, were
filed with the Clerk of Court of Com
mon Pleas for Newberry County in the.
State of South Carolina, on the 16th.
day of December, A. D. 1903.
SEASE & DOMINICK,
Newberry, S. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBEIY--IN
Francis L. Britt, Plaintiff,
Ezylphia Gauntt, Dolly Brogden, Eliza
Gunter, Polly Gunter, Alfred
Gauntt, Jacob Gauntt, Mrs. Rish,
John Lindsay, Henry Lindsay, Fan
ny Lindsay, Eliza Ann Killough,
Martha Ann Johnson, Eloise Mat
thews, the heirs at law of Henry
Gauntt, and the heirs at law of
Isreal Gauntt, whose names and
places of residence are unknown to
Summons for Relief.
OU ARE.HEREBY SUMMONED
Y and required to answer the com
plaint in this action which is filed in the
office of Clerk of Court for said county,
State aforesaid, and.to serve a copy of
your answer to the said complaint on
the subscriber at the law office of Lam
bert W. Jones at Newberry, South
Carolina, within twenty days after the
service hereof; exclusive of the (lay of
such service; and if you fail to answer
the complaint within the time afore
said, the plaintiff in this action will ap
ply.to the Court for the relief dlemand
ed in the comp)laint.
LAMBERT W. JONES,
[J. F. J. CALDWELL,]
Dated1 Oct. 18, A. D. 1897.
TVo the D)efendants, Eliza Gunter, Polly
Gunter, Mrs. Rish, also the heirs at
I law of Isreal Gauntt, whose namnes
and places of residence are unknown
to the Plaintiff:
Take notice that the complaint in
this action together with the summons,
of which the foregoing is acop, were
filed with the Clerk of the drt of gd
Common Pleas, for Newberry County, id
in the State of South Carolina, on the f
fourteenth day ofOctober, A D. 1899.. lIt
LAMBERT W. JONES, Ant
Plaintiff's Attorney. Is.
Newberry, S. C.
- - ason
STATE OF SOUTi'H CAROL IN.
, COUJNTV OF NRW,fBERR II
IN r'O M MON PLIEAS.
Daivid Hi pp, Plaintiff, fand
I against tound
no5. G. Wolling, Jr.j and B. S. lH
JY VlltTUEJl' O1 AN OREItnt
the Court herein, Iwisela ,"
e outcry, at Newberry Court HIur11 ,~
S. C., on the Firs4t M onday in Jan if
A. 1). 1904, all that tract, pie'ce 0Vi
eel or land Iing andl being aituateQguan~
;,ICounty of ewberry, State of (lvM
.Carolina, containing Eight HIund, -.I
n Sixty (860) Acres, more or less, fV j;
.' as the "Reuben Chick Place~
bounded by Enoree river,lad
M. F. B3ynum and of the State
Terms of Salo: One-third
the balance on a credit of
o from the day of sale, the cre ~
to be secured by the bond of )~fl
chaser and a naortgage of th Xl
sold, and to bear interest at
eight per cent, per annum, anueg
.y any part of sail credit porti Ci
n paid mn cash at the option o
Masers. H. RIKARD,,,
I Mste'sOmfie, nDc 1