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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
soil, 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 itim
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 mly 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
tenls,'' replied Pete.
"All right; let's play for cats,'
So it was agreed, and two weeks
ago tie g:tame was pulled off. Booker
collected his feline assets and carted
them over to Pete's tumble-down
farmhouse. Pete had his chips
nelowing and spitting in an empty
room and no time was lost in bring
ing out a greasy deck of cards, and
the game began on a kitten ante
and two-cat limit.
On tihe first hand Pete straddled
the ante for one cat, buit 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 some
thorough-breds in that crate.''
-A compromise wvas effected by
bringing in t wo b)ig bIoxes with stout
covers, one for kittens and one for
cats. Booker refused to play and
Pete pulled down the stakes.
On Booker's deal it w ent into a
jackpot and both pult up a kiten,
as neither had openers.
''Change a cat for me,'' requested
Booker pushel~d two kittens across
On the next deal Booker opened
for two cats and Pete direw cards
anid boosted the sweeting one kitten.
Booker drew to a pair of queens
and caught a small pair. Pete split
a pair ofjacks and found a straight.
"'Oh, I'll bet a kitten,'' said
"'See your kitten and raise you
two cats," Pete came back.
Booker called and lost.
For the next six hands they
simp)ly swapped kittens back and
forth without getting any action.
Th'len on a jackpot Booker openedc
for onie cat, holding pat a clul:
straight, nie high.
Pete discarded a queen of hearts
and caught the ten of diamonds,
which gave him a diamond straight,
tent high. Then the eats flew intc
the box fast and furious.
The boxes began to get a bii
crowded and a vacant room was
used to accumulate the chips,
Both mien left their cardis on thcd
table and stood by their rescc.v
cats. As each called his raise hi
would grab the litnit by the neck.
and toss them into the pot.
"See here, Snell, I'm out of cats
but. I've got a show for my stakes,'
announced Booker as he threw ir
two kittens and went shy a cat.
"Well, Book, we'll show hand:
now, or seal up the cards until yov
can raise more cats. It's a sham
to take your cats. I wish you'd
"Not by a long chalk, Snell. I'l
never lay down on this hand. I'l
die first. Give me ten hours t<
hustle in for more cats and thei
we'll show up."
This was agreed to and inside o
six hours Booker drove up witi
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 th<
cards were unsealed.
Thus did Snelling win the cat
poker championship of estern New
York and incidentally break Old
RiCTOR OF ST. LUKE'S.
Ashburnham, Ontario, Testifles to the
Good Qualities of Chamberlain's
Ashburnham, Ont., April 18, 1903.
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cured a sample bottle, and took about
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Rector of St. Luke's Church.
To Chamberlain Medivine Co.
This reiedy is for sale by Smith
Drug Co , Newberry, S. C., Prosperity
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M ANUFACTURER wants reliabi
man to deliver and collect; horse
and wagon and $150 deposit necessary
$21 a week and expenses; permaienL.
Franklin, Box 78, Philadelphia, Pa. 41
The matter of feed is a
tremendous imliportance to th(
farmer. WVrong feedingi
loss. Right feeding is p)rofil
TIhe up.-to-date f armer k now
wvhat to) feed his cows to) ge
the most milk, his pigs to gc
the most p)ork, his hens t
get the most eggs. Science.
But how ab)out the children
Are they' fed according t
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are s.oft n.d undeveloped,
flesh afllnd uscle food if the
ar~e thin and weak and a bloo0
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NEWBERRY KNITTING MLL.
T HE ANNUAL MEETING 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 Diree tors for the ensuing year, and
for the transaction of other business.
Please attend in rson or b y.
. C. MATHEWS
Newberry, S. C., Dec. 4, 1903.
LAND FOR SALE.
OUR LOTS CONTAINING 28
F acres, and three containing 40
acres, on eastern side of town just out
side corporate limits. Desirable loca
tion for building purposes. These lots
may be bought at a bargain.
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
T missioners will hold their annual
meeting, as required by law, on Thurs
day, the 7th day 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 Sal Stocks.
I WILL SELL AT PUBLIC OUT
Icry 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 Newberry Cot
ton mills. W. H. DREHER,
Executor of Susannah Dreher, dec'd
L 0. 0. F.
PULASKI LODGE NO. 20.
M ,TEET\ EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT
M ant 7 30 o'lock at, their hall at tbe
Gaded Scniol ;uildiin. Visitors cor.
iy ' 1vited.
J. S. TMJITlf. N. G
T. O. St':a.rt. r. eem ry.
Place your orders for oysters and
Columbia Fish & Ice
Co., Columbia, S.C.
Satisfactory prices, (ick service,
Ald fresh goods. \\ rite for quota
Land for Sale
82 acres 5 miles of
Whitmire-25 acres in,
cultivation, 5 to 6 acres I
Seven lots adjoining
the corporate limits of
building sites. Terms
-and prices reasonable.
For further informa
tion call at
R11 ana NoBs
asyAll of our MILLINERY w~ill
b le sole at reduced prices through
'the holidays. Come and buy your
wife or daughter a pretty H-at for
Christmas. We have just recei-:ed
the latest Novelties in
t Ladies Neckwear,
Belt Pins and
e Wrist Bags,
d In Red, Black and Tan.
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I9C. per set.
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.line of Toys and Holi
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right. Come to see us.
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STATE OF SOUTH OAROINA,
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 McCaughrin Gist,
Fannie B. McCaughrin et al., and
James Y. Culbreath et al., Defe.nd
B Y VIRTUE OF AN ORDER OF
the court herein, I will sell at pub
lic outcry on Thursday, the 31st day of
December, 1903, on the place known as
the Bonham 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. Cuibreath, 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. Corneha
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 co the e-tate of A. P.
Coleman, deceased, and Matthew Cole
man, containing 255 acres, more or less,
fronting on the old Charleston road;
tract No. 5, known as the calf pasture,
containing 100 acres, more or les3, 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
divided 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
chase money is to be paid in cash, the
balance on a credit of one and two
years, in equal annual installments,
with interest from (lay of sale at the
rate of 8 per cent. per annum until paid
in full. 'Ihe credit portions to be se
cured by bonds of the purchasers and
mortgages of the tracts, respectively,
vith leave to the purchasers to pay all
in cash or any part of the credit )or
At the same time and pl)ace I will sell
all the personal ProPerty on the planta
tion, consisting of eight mules, farming
implements, wagons, corn, fodder, cot
ton seed, etc. Terms 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 -louse, and about
half a mile from Saluda Old Town on
the Southern Railroad.
H. H. RIKARD, Master.
Master's Office, Dec. 15, 1903.
S PATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY-IN
John C. Goggans, administrator of
the estate of Wm. D. Frick, de
Nancy Frick anid others, Defendants.
By virtue of an order 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 said county and state
containing eighty (80) acres, more or
less, lying on t'he northeast side of the
public road leading to Little Mountain,
SC., excpt the Frick family grave
y,ostig of one-half acre, and1
bounded by graveyard, lands of John
Boland, estate of George Wheeler, de
ceased, A b Shealey and said public
road, upon the following terms, to wit:
For one-half cash, the balance on a
credit of one year, with interest from
day of sale, credit portion to be so
curedl by the bond of the purchaser and
a mortgage of the premises, with leave
to the purchaser to pay the credit p or
tion in cash in whole or in part. Pur
chaser to pay for papers and record
ing. JOHN C. WILSON,
J. P. N. C.
Dec. 12, 1903.
STATE~ OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRtY --I
I y~ *Jno. C'. WVilson. l'sr, P robate .Jud;
WildRCA .Jno. ( . Gogans, a
t, i:. t, Lfranf t hi' bl tt.,rs of Adhninis
t ion io f Ot L.'e U-i - and e1Tet.s of I aues
iuc:uSh aLll and1 s. Zular the. kii.ired amt
cred it' s of t he sa.id Lucy C Longh~tore
de-ceased. th at they be andI appear' be~
fore me.0 in t he ('ourt of P'robate, to t<
held att Newbrrr'y Court. Hi Ause, S. C., or
tbm 254h (lay of January next after pub
licaLion tourcol, at I I o'clock in the fore
noon0. to show cause. if any they have
why theA said Atiiinit.ratilon shoulh
not be granted.
Given under my hand, this thi
[I.8.] 16th day of D)ecemher, Ann
JOHN C. WILSON, J. P. N. C.
W ANTED.--- Manager for ne~
branch of our business here ii
Newberry. Write promptly, with refer
ees. Trho Morris Wholesale House
STAT.E 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
M[atthews, Hart Hinson, Car 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:
Y OU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED,
and required to answer the com
plaint in this action of which a copy is
herewith 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 complailK.
To the Def'ts John Hinson, Grace flin
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 Count in the
State of South Carolina, on the 16th.
day of December, A. D. 1903.
SEASE & DOMINICK,
Newberry, S. C.
rTATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY--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.
Y OU A HEREBYS SMMONED
Y and required to answer the com
plaint in this action which is filed in the
office of Clerk of Cutrt for said county,
State aforesaid, andO.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 (lays after the
service hereof; exclusive of the (lay of
such service; and if you fail to answer
the complaint within the time afore
saidl, the p)laintiff in this action will ap
pl .to the Court for the relief demand
ed in the complaint.
LAMBIERT W. JONES,
[J. F. J. CALDWE~LL,]4
Dated Oct. 18, A. D. 1897.
Tor the D)efendants, Eliza Gunter, Polly
Gunter, Mrs. Rish, also the heirs at
law of Henry Gauntt and heirs at
law of Isreal Gauntt, whose names
andl 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 a copy, were .,
filed with the Clerk of the Cort of d
Common Pleas for Newberry County, pd
in the State ol South Carolina, on the lf
fourteenth (lay of October, A D. 1899,~ It
LAMBERT W. JONES, ~nt
Plaintiff's Attorney. s.
Newberry, S. C. ,
STATE OF SOUT1H CAROLIN;
COUNTV OF NEWBERR'
IN r'OMMON PLEAS.
D)avid Hlipp, Plaintiff, a,nd
I Jno. G. Wolling, Jr. and B. S. HI
YVIRTUE OF AN ORDEIten
theCourt herefi,I will sella
he otcry atNewbrryCourtH
S. C., on the F"irst Monday in Jai UIf
A. D. 1904, all that tract, piece o st
cel of land lying and being situate uan~
County of Newberry, State of $'
Carolina, containing Eight Hund!
Sixty (860) Acres, more or less, Q
as the "Reuben Chick Place'
bounded by Enoree river, lands '
M. F. Bynum and of the State4
Terms of Sale- One-third
the balance on a credit of
from the da of sale, the crej
to be secured by the bond of~ :i
chaser and a mortgage of th.
sold, and to bear interest at ne
eight per cent. ~er annum, g.,
any part of sai cred it porti~ Ch
paid im cash at the option oW'
H. H. RIKARD,
IMastm.'s Offce ncc 12,