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THE NEWBERRY OF
DAYS THAT ARE PAST.
LETTER FROYE A EORMER NEWBERRIAN,
NOW IN TEXAS.
Memories of Great Men and Good Plen and
Graceful and Lovely Women of
The Old Newberry.
Going north from Stewart's. we
reach the happy home of Drayton
Nance, one of natures noblemen
and his amiable wife. Lucy (Wil
liams) a descendant of one of the
grand heroes of King's Mountain.
Col. James Ailliams. She was a
lovely example of the "radiant
dream that lurks in the word wo
man.' Think of Drayton Nance
as he lived and you will be a better
man. He was genial, natural,
cordial and intellectual, disclo.ing
the goodness and greatness of his
heart; in his family he was always
gentle, generous, good humored and
affectionate; in society a pure exam
ple of the complete Christian gen
tleman, yes, he was a great hearted
man, with a soul as white and pui
as a' lily. He often had a laugh
on me, telling when I was a little
chap, at dinner at his house, he
asked if I would have anything
more and I replied, yes, pointing
my finger, I'll have some more
"tollards." He never said a weak
or worthless thing. I remember
with pleasure their four daughters,
Martha, Fanny, Laura and Mary.
Martha, a most interecting a'..
loveable girl, married- DL. Barks
dale; Fanny, a warm hearted,
charming lady, sweet tempered and
gentle, with pleasant, easy manners,
married Maj. Baxter. a lawyer of"
great ability and upright conduct;'
Laura, a pleasant and beautiful girl,
Mary, who wife says was as beauti
ful as a dream, Wi. F. was a pol
ished, literary and handsome man,
James D. a hero, brave and gentle.
Newberry woul& honor herself by
recting a monument to his memory
in the public square. When we
left for Texas he was at the mili
tary 'academy. My wife says he
was remarkably handsome. What
a beautiful tribute J. F. J. Caldwell
gives him in his "In Memoriam."
"The path of duty was the way to
"He is gone who was so great,
"Gone; but nothing can bereave him
Of the force, he made his own
'Being here, and we believe him
"Something far advanced in state,
"And that he wears a truer crown,
"'Than any wreath that man can weave!
"God accept him, Christ receive him."
I remember Robert R , brother!
to Drayto'n Nance, when he was
sheriff. O'Neal1 in the Annalsl
pays him a loving tribute; indeed
he was a worthy man, gentle and
kind and beloved by all who knew
him. He married Miss Mary Pope,
sister of Thos. H., and aunt of my
wife. She had a sunny sweetness
temperament, and in her youth
as remarkably handsome.
Passing east we come to a two
story dwelling first occupied by
whom I know not. Afterwards
John Coate and his neat quick,
lively wife. Tom (Sims) Coate
lived there, and their son Tom. He
was grandson to the John Coate
ho gave to the public the court
house block. He was a solid man.
one in whom to trust. His manner!
'wghearty and businesslike. He
was unaffected and direct in t?:s
ways. In partnership with Robt.
Stewart he was a successful mner-'
chant. His son, Toam. was a lively,
imlsive li!t.e tebow, like ?is
~other, he was n'ever Stilln
ugh to maike a s2azow.
the nezxt block en'. ird Wmi~
' e was ordinary for so:ne
~sixteen years. He ser ved
yas ordinary right well,
vhis duty well and did
ka quiet mannered,
pleasant and modest lfan. r.
silent, lonely an. sad. He ind ne
son, James, who mov7ed to S artan
burg. two d1aughters, Eli-i-th (by
her friends called Pus- Sl:e was
a most lovelv. 1ivelv. war:n- >earted.
intelligent girl, and a great favorite.
Her death in 1S46 cast a gloom over
the whole village: to this day I
often feel sad over the death of this
beautiful girl. 'asleep in the hush
of the grave." Sarah was a lovely
woman, had a mild, sweet temper
and an attractive personality. She
married Burr J. Ramage and I was
his attendant. Ramage was a man
full of good sense, good spirits,
good humor and great force of char
acter: he was a oenial, natural. cor
dial and all round good man.
On the northeast corner of next
block, where Andy Wicker had a
confectionery, lived my parents
David A. and Isabella (Spence)
Crosson-D. A. was a profoundly
religious man, firm in his convic
tions, a Covenanter and like them
and the Quakers, believed slavery
was wrong and hence set his ne
groes free. He was kind and gen
- rous and his death was lamented
by the poor. In figure he was like
Hugh K. Boyd, who was his first
cousin. My mother was a hand
some intellectual and educated wo
man and was a graduate of a Mora
vian school at Ballymena, County
Antrim, Ireland. When a girl,
walking the streets of Paisley, Scot
land, persons stopped to admire her
bea.ty.' D A. was a farmer and
merchant, had a store in Newberry
and one in Greenville and to each a
millinery department. After his
death mother continued the busi
ness. She became the father, the
mother, the bread-winner, the all
in all to her children. Many excel
lent young ladies worked with then,
(seven,) and all married good men
Martha Bonds, his first cousin, was
married to R. Loveland of Green-:
vilie. Her sister, Fannie. to -
Brown. Elizabeth Mvrick to
Montgomery of Greenville. Her
sister, Sallie Myric, to Dr. T. W.
Thompson. Sallie Lindsey to Billy
Moore. Nancy Golding to Bela
Mangum. Nancy Hays to Andy
Wicker. How many early recol
lections and dormant sympathies
arise in my mind, as I think of those
lovely and graceful young ladies.
I am the only son of D. C. and on
19th April, 184S, married Miss
Helen Maria James who is now in
her 74th year, does not look to be
over 6o. She is a handsome old
lady, I do not so write because "'I
have an itching around the heart
that I cannot scratch'' said to be
love, but whoever sees her says the
same thing, this should be so for!
old Judge Butler used to say that
her mother Betsey Pope was the
most beautiful woman in Edgefield.
D. C. had two daughters who lived
in Griffin, Ga. Mary- was gentle,
lovely and quite a tavorite. Sarah
was full of mischiei,sprightly, intel
igent,she was quick and industrious.
She married Rev. S. S. Gaillard, a
desendant of the Huguenots,
preached often in Newberry, was aI
warm Presbyterian and a devout
man. He was a man of strong in
tellectual force and happy tempera-i
ment, somewhat unusual. My
father, myself, my son and his son:
are each only sons. But enough of
my own folks. Next door to the
Crossons was the office of Dr. Sam
Fair who was one of the greatest.
among the eminent physicians at
Newberry and Columbia: he was'
affable and uleasant in his manners:
removed to Columbia ard was in
partneshiup with Dr. Wells1. fle
twen Dr:. Fatir's and the F' rrae
huse: o::e of the '-;k of H l
who) the "Cerburm grdi dea~
--gate"' was I de not .know and I
am glad of it.
Next was the brick hotel kept by:
Jmes Farnandes Judge (YNeall
.1 m:d like
of a c*ear Vigorous inteiec TVbey
had tso sons John and -a" I xent
to ,chool with Ha, who was a
sprightly fel,o- a:nd was very fond
of the girls, and three daughters.
Mary was handsome. Sarah was
my "beau ideal" of a fine girl.
Caroline was inuch admired.
In the icr story Fed Ruff
merchandi.cd aind there was an .c
currence I well remlember. A
kid&et, whom Carwile mentions. but
gives only the initials of his namne
would often slip into Fed's back
room where Fed kept a bottle of
lemon syrup and take a big dose
of it. Fed, to catch him put a bot
tle of castor oil mixtry on the
table, when the kidiet-"he steal a
big drink out of the mixtry and it
was wurkin in him" when he fled.
He knew the properties of castor
oil better when afterwards he was
The first I remember to have oc
cupied the store room in the west
end was Pitts and Carwile. Pitts
was a solid, good man and served
one term in the legislature and I
know him to have been a worthy
and useful man; he married (I
think) Miss Laura Burton, an in
teresting and elegant young lady.
I have already written of Stewart
and Coate's sombre and dusky store
house. Next to this was Minor
Gracey's long low one story store
house. Gracey was a tall, hand
some man and a prosperous mer
chant. While at Gracey's store:
we will look in about 1S46, and in
the back room we find Sinclair
Steele, H. P. Pratt, Dr. B. S.
James and the writer seated aroun
z table joking and laughing in mer
ry mood. They were expectant; bye
and bye a pleasant odor greets
them and each exclaims, "possum."
Enter Milly Pratt (Miss Pratt's
cook), then with one voice we sang
"Milly Pratt she did roas him
Wid taters piled all around,
His skin jes done to cracklin
De gravy thick and brown."
"Den marster w'en you tas him
An drinks dat simmon beer (beer).
You'll gree wid me, dat possum time
Is de bes time in de year."
I see my expanded friend Sam'l
Kennerly a'd family every day and
they are 0. K. They are like home
folks to us.
I had hoped in this to have
reached Col. Fair and then the:
ourt house, &c.
I have received many pleasant
letters since writing to you.
Adieu for a short time.
J. M. CRosso.s
EVER HAVE IT?
f You Have, the Statement of this New
berry Ilan will Interest You.
Ever have a "low down" pain in the
In the "small" over the hips?
Tnat's the borne of backache.
It's caused by sick kidneys.
That's why Doan's Kidney Pills cure
Newberry people endorse this. Read
a case of it:
P. R Payne, clerk of Southern Bell
elephone Co., residing on Pratt St.,
says: "Baekacbe and kidney trouble
has annoyed me for two years. A dull
aching pain across the small of my
back was so bad after,sitting that I was
unable to get up without support, and
sometimes a sharp shooting~ pain would
strike me as if a knife were goin g
throughn me. The kidney~ secretios
were very dark and full of sediment,
and I rnad gre*at difficulty to retain
t-em. parti,cultarly at, ;ight, a'd my
:ring '.be "i'h'. In g>., - of ti
d!er"nt r.-m"de- myV c'ditor r
'., sole a.rents for the U nited s:at.
Remember the namc. Doansaind1take
Cottoi Must Have
Potash is an essential plant food
which must be added as a ferzilizer
or the soil will
hausted, as is
4 .- true of so
~~ ~ 'i~1> fe aeb'.
- tal abou; fertliz
.r-. W will send
them free to any armer who asks us for ther.
GERrIAN KALI WORK5,
New York -Z3 Napwa= --tweet. or
Atlanta, Ga.-S-2 Go. Broad St.
The Price of
SrAll of our MILLINERY sill
beso' at reduced prices through
the holidays. Come and buy your
wife or daughter a pretty Hat for
Christmas. We have just received
the latest Novelties in -
Ladies Neckwear, H
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-I
day Goods at prices
ight. Come to see us.!
Hair i Havirdi
THE RIGHT PRICE STORE,
Summer Bros.' Block Near Depot.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY-IN
John C. Goggans, administrator of
the estate of Wm. D. Frick, de
Nancy Frick and others, Defendants. o
By virtue of an order passed herein, S
I will sell at public auction to the high- Y
est bidder before the court house at t
Newberry, S. C., on sale day in Janu- b
ary, 1904, all that piece or parcel of C
.and sitgate in sai county and state
containing eighty (80) acres, more or s
less, lying on the northeast side of thet
~ublic road leading to Little Mountain,
. C.. except the Frick family grave- P
yard, consisting of one-half acre, and1E
bounded by graveyard, lands of John
Boland, estate of George Wheeler, de
eased, Ab Shealey and said public
road, upon the following terms, to wit:
For one-half cash, the balance on a,
redit of one year, with interest from
day of sale, credit portion to be se
ured by the bond of the purchaser and
a mortgage of the premises, with leave
to the purchaser to pay the credit po r-:
tion in cash in whole or in part. Fur
haser to pay for papers and record
ing. JOHN C. WILSON, t
J. P. N. C. C
Dec. 12, 1903.(
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STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY--IN
By Jno. C. Wilsot, Esq , Probate Judge
WClerk of the Court, hath made suitERA,Jo C.Ggas as
tome tog~rant him Letters of Adminis
.ration of the estate and effects of Lucy~
The-e are therefore to cite and ad -
monish all antd sirgular the kindred and'
reditors of the said Lucy C L.ongshore,
:eceased, that they be and appear be- J
fore me, in the Court of Probate, to be
bed at Newberry Court House, S. C., oni
the 26th day of January next after pub-1
lication thereof, at 11 o'clock in the fort
non, to show cause. if any they have,.
why the said Aamini-,tration should
Given under my hand. this the r~
L S., 10'h day of December, Anno
~TATED CONVENTrIONS OF THIS
w og wi be held' on the 2nid anrd
h Tuesd:r: nights of .each month at
8.00. Visitinig Knights '.ordially wel
omed. THIOS. E. PTING. c
K. ot . . and S.
Crtwe!1 Hotel Ruilding. i
"OUNTY OF NEWBE.
Jesse L. Denson, Plaintiff,
Corrie West. Sallie Tucker. Nannie
Boone. Etie Lyles. Ellen Ate'soh.
John Denson, Joe Ray. JacK,
M atthews, Hart Hinson. Carl Hinson,
Armond Hinson. John Hinson.' Grace
Hincon, Lillian Hinson, Ella Hinson,
Monroe Wesson, Tomp Stewart.
Georgiana Bailey, Alice Abrams,
Ellen LaFar, Defendants.
3ummons for Relief. -Complaint served.
ro the Defendants above named:
YTOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED
and required to answer the com
plaint in this action of which a copy is
aerewith served upon you, and to s
i copy of your answer to the sai
plaint on the subscribers at thei
)n Law Range, Newberry, S.
n twenty days after the s
exclusive of the day of
md if you fail to answ
;ithin the time afore
n this action will ap
:he relief demanded i
To the Def'ts John
;on, Ella Hinson, Lilli
[aFar: You and each
:hat unless you have
item appointed to re
ttion within twenty
iereof upon you, th
3ourt to appoint
?sq., or some other
on, as such G
)ated, Dec. 16, A.
To the Defendan
lart Hinson, Carl
linson, Effie Lyles,
['omp Stewart and,.
'ake notice that the
Ltion-.tdgether with th
vhich the foregoing is
iled with.the Clerk of
non Pleas for Newberry
)tate of South Carolina,
lay of Dedember,.A. D. 1
Newberry, S?. C.
TATE OF SOUTH CAROLW
COUNTY OF NEWBER -
Francis L. Britt, Plaintiff,
zylphia 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 lav, of
Isreal Gauntt, whose names and
places of residence are unknowo to
Summons for Relief.
OU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED
and required .to answer the com
'laint in this action which is filed in the
ffice of Clerk of Court for said county,
;tate aforesaid, ana to serve a copy of
our answer to the said complaint on
he subscriber at the law office of Lam
ert W. Jones at Newberry, South
;arolina, within twenty days after the
ervice hereof; exclusive of the day of
uch service; and if you fail to answer
he complaint within the time afore
aid, the~plaintiff in this action will ap
ly to the Court for the relief demand
d in the complaint.
LAMBERT W. JONES,
[J. F. J. CALDWELL,]
Dated Oct. 18, A. D. 1897.
'o the Defendants, Eliza Gunter, Polly
Gunter, Mrs. Rish, also the heirs at
law of Henry Gauntt and heirs at.
law of Isreal Gauntt, whose names,
and places of residence are unknown
to the Plaintiff:
Take notice that the complaint in
his action together with the summons,
f which the foregoing is a copy, were
led with the Clerk of the Court of
Iommon Pleas, for Newberry County,
2 the State of South Carolina, on the
ourteenth day of October, A D. 1899.
LAMBERT W. JONES,
Newberry, S. C.
TATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY,
IN COMMON PLEAS.
David Hipp, Plaintiff, .,
no. G. Wollig Jr., and B. S. Hardy,
B Y VIRTUE OF AN ORDER OF
the Court herein, I will sell at pub
i outcry, at Newberry Court House,
i.C. on the First Monday in January,
E. D. 1904, all that tract, piece or par
el (f land lying and being situate in the
ounty of Newberry. State of South
arolina, con'taining Eight Hundred and
sixty (860) Acres, more or less, known -
.s tne "Reuben Chick Place'', and
iounded. by Enoree river, lands of Mrs.
I. F. By num an.d of the State of South
Ter"ms of Sale: One-third cash and
he" balance on a creit of e year
rom the day of sa!e'. :h' cdit portion
o 'oe secur-d b the band cc the pur
:aser and a ntormage of the premises
old, and to bear in:erest at the rate of
ight per ce'nt. per annum, or all or
aiv nart of said credit portion may be
aid 'in cash at the option of the pur
H. H. RIKARD, Master.
Maser's Ofice, Dec. 12, 1903.