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STABLISHED 1865 NEWBERRY. S. C.. TUESDAY. -ANUARY 5. 1904. TWICE A WEEK. S1.50 A YEAR
EATH-sTRICKEN CITY OF CHICAGO.
Sunday, Like Saturday, Was a Day of
runerals and ,The Undertakers Had
More Than They Could Do.
Chicago, Jan. 3.-Sunday was a
day of funerals in Chicago and for
the first time in the history of the
city some of the people who desired
to bury their dead were unable to
do so. The unprecedented demand
for hearses and carriages would
have been enough in itself to task
to the very utmost the resources of
the undertakers, but the heavy snow
that has fallen during the last two
days has increased their difficulties
The cemeteries were compelled
to keep men at work all through
the night digging graves, and in
some of the larger cemeteries they
barely managed to dig them fast
The list of dead was increased
to -8S today by the death of Leroy
Rainbold, a boy of four years, who
was severly burned.
Chicago, Jan. 2.-Tonight every
theatre in the city of Chicago ex-k
cept one is dark ard with doors
locked. Not one of them will be
open to the public until their man
agers have complied in the fullest
manner with every section of the
ordinances regulating play houses.
The order compelling the theatres
to close wa's issued this afternoon
by Mayor Harrison, after a confer
ence with Corporation Counsel Tol
man, who assured the mayor that
ampie legal ground existed for his
CAUSE OF THE DISASTER.
Fire Inspector Fulkersou an
nounced tonight that he had finally
discovpred the secret of the fire in
the Iroquois theatre, which caused
the fearful holocaust. The asbes
tos curtain, upon which the safety
of the audience.depended, was, ac
cording to Mr. Fulkerson, blocked
in its descent by a steel relector,
carelessly left open by a stage hand
While one end of the curta'n got
withi'n five feet of the stage, the
other was suspended twenty feet
aboveit, and beneath it swept the
-flood of flane that carried death to
so many hundreds.
Brother Dickey's Philosophy.
It's mighty hard'ter make a com
fortable livin' findin' fault wid de
bes' worl' you ever wuz in.
De picture's ir de Angels show
'em always on de wing; but flyin'
will be too hard work fer me-ef
ever I gits dar.
De Rainbow is nuttin' mo' net
less dan de Storm puttin' on his bes'
cloze ensayin' he sorry it happened.
Ef you can't git 'roun' Trouble
by gwine de foctpath, de bes' thing
you kin do is ter meet him in de
middle er de road en have it out
It's a good idee ter lay by fer de
rainy day, kaze even ef de rain
never comes, you'll still have a hal
leluia time in de sunshine.
De wisdom er Solomon would be
too much fer folks in dis day~ en
time. All I wants is des enough
ter show me how ter steer clear er
It's funny dat some folks dat kn
.ows all erboit de stars above us,
- can't find dey way in dis worl' two
WAR TALK IN JAPAN.
Press of Tokio Regards War as Inevitable
and Urges the Immediate Opening
Tokio, January 3 -War with!
Russia is regarded as unavoidable
and the press is urging the immedi-,
ate opening of hostilities.
All of the banks are withholding
funds, and it is believed that this is
the result of official instructions.
The Government has perfected
arrangements for the transportation
of troops and supplies and.the peo
ple claimly await developments.
The contin4ed dissemination of
optimistic viefs from Berlin cause.
general surprise and regret here.
GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of 1More or Less Interest Condensed
Outside the State.
Fargo Squiers, son of the United
States minister in Havana, Cuba,,
was accidentally shot and killed on
Thursday by a chaffeur in the em
ploy of his father . Young Squiers
and several servants were shooting
at a target. The young man was
20 years of age and very popular in
Jailer Charlie Smith of Ocala,
Fla., was shot and probably fatally
wounded on Thursday by a negro
desperado whom he had arrested
and was conveying to jail.
At a meeting of the executive
committee of the Officers' Associa
tion of Georgio State Troops, held
at Savannah, a resolution was
adopted recommending the disband
ment of the colored troops of the
Nord Davney, a negro piano:
player of Washington, has been
engaged as pianist to President
Alexis, of Haiti at a salary of $5,
ooo a year. Davney played once
at the White House for the late
Mr. H. L, Thomas, translator
at the State department at Wash
ington, died last week at the age
of 68 years. He was master of 20
Several Chicago millionaires in
terested in the anti-crime crusade
in Chicago were summoned to sit
on a jury in a justice court in that
city and decide a debt of twelve
dollars. Tne jury was compelled
to sit six hours defore the case was
completed and a verdict reached.
Three lives were lost in a fire
which destroyed the hotel Louvre
in C.hicago on Friday night.I
The richest citizen of Syracuse,
~N. Y., Former Congressman James
J. Belden, died son Friday. His
wealth was estimated at $1o,ooo,
McClellan on Friday assumed the
duties of mayor ot New York with
out elaborate ceremonies.
The Princess Mathilde, the niece
of Napoleon, the last of the Napo-.
leons, and related to all the crowned
heads of Europe. died in Paris on
Four large tobacco ware houses
were destroyed by fire in Wilson,
N. C , on saturday night, the total
loss reaching about $75,000.
Miss Mary Martin, a young lady,;
was shot at a dance near Greens
boro, N. C., by John Gans, who
- deepl enmoered of her. Gans
asked her for a dance. She declined
and without warning he pulled out
a pistol and shot her. She died some
A hotel in which five hundred
people were dancing was wrecked
at Woodbridge, N. J., by the ex
plosion of dynamite. Thirty persons
were more or less seriously injured.
A car was derailed by a broken
rail near Baltimore on Sunday. roll-'
ing down a 3o-foot embankment and
killing a little girl and a woman and
eriously injuring the mother of the
ST. PAUL'S ITEMS.
the Stocking Party Given by the Ladies of
the Missionary Society of St. Paul's
a Grand Success.
The old year is past and gone'
and we begin our journey in the
new year. We wish each corre
pondent, reader and Herald
man a happy and prosperous new
Mr. Thaddeus B. Eptina, accom
panied by Mr. L. B. Spracker, of
the Lntieran Seminary, Mt. Pleas
3nt, Charleston. S. C.. visited his
ather's family the past two weeks,
returning to their work at the semi
The stocking party on Wednes
day night at the residence of Mrs.
L. I. Epting was a grand success.
rhe result of the united efforts of'
the good women of the missionary
society amounted to near $40. The
attendance at the party was about
200. The plays were as follows:
st. Guess whose hand. A sheet
was suspended in the doorway; the
ladies attending put their hand
through a hole in the sheet and the:
guess made by the gentlemen. The
one guessing correctly the greatest
number of times was to have a
prize. Mr. Earnest Epting was the:
winner, guessing correctly four
times. 2nd. Pinning the tail on
the donkey. The donkey was
drawn on a sheet. The contestants:
for the prize were blindfolded and'
in that position were to pin the tail
in position. Two prizes were
offered. Mrs. T. A. Epting won
first prize by pinning tail at proper
place, and Miss Minnie Derrick
won second prize, booby prize.
Next, Who 'could carry the most
chocolate drops on a knife along a'
long table without dropping any,
won by J. Fred Fpting. Other
amusements, such as cutting a prize
cake, cake-walking, grab-bag and
some of the very best music b
Messrs. Joe Wilson, Moland and
Edgar Epps, Geo. Kinard and Joe'
Chapman. The members of the
society wish me to extend their'
thanks to all who gave of their,
means, financially and by refresh
ments, and also for the good be
havior. We were very sorry, Mr.
Editor. that you could not be pres
ent, but glad our friend T. J. W.
was here- We have asked friend
W ilson to write whatever he felt
like about the party. He has that
privilege when in our community.
The ladies of St. Paul's mission
ary society invite every contributor
to visit St. Paul's church and see'
the nice pulpit set purchased and
now in the church, of which they'
are proud, and it will make you
proud too. L. I.E.
January 4, 904.
CRIME IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
A Table for All the Years Since 1888 Pre
pared By Attorney General-A
Columbia Cor. News and Courier.
The attorney, general has com
pleted the compilation of the crimui
nal statistics of the State, compar
ing the number of crimes of each
succeeding year with the one pre
vious from iSSS to nd including
1903. The comparison is not en
couraging, and, indeed, in some re
spects it is a showing that must
give all law-abiding citizens cause
for serious cuncern over the
seeming increasing tendency to law
The crime of murder shows an
awful record. there being 222
manslaughters reported for 1903
This record was exceeded in 1897,
when there were 225. In 1900
there was the same number.
Mr. Gunter is preparing, a com
parative table as to manslaughters
in other States, and the deplorable
fact has developed that we lead. In
North Carolina last year there were
91 such cases. and they thought
that a fearful record, but how
significant it is compared with that
of South Carolina.
In few crimes has there been
shown any decrease in the number,
but the record speaks for itself bet
ter than words can tell.
THE HORRIBLE RECORD.
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HYMEn AT PENDLETON.
The Marriage of Mr. Ben. K. Aull and
Miss Henriette Sitton a Brilliant
A marriage in which many New
berriLs are interested was that of
Mr. Ben. M. Aull and Miss Henri
etta Sitton, which occurred in the
Presbyterian church at Pendleton
on Wednesday evening at S o'clock.
Mr. Aull is a native of Newberry
and well known here. He bns lived
at Autun for the past six years,
where he is manager of the Pendle
ton Manufacturing Co., of which
Col. Aug. J. Sitton is the propietor.
He is a graduate of Clemsor.. and
has already earned a wide reputa
tion as a cotton mill man and elec
The bride is a daughter of Mr.
J. J. Sitton, the president of the
Pendleton Cotton mill, now in pro
cess of construction, and one of the
staunchest and best known business
men in Anderson county. She is
well known in Newberry, and she
is deservedly popular here as else
where throughout the State. both
for her attractiveness and her ac
The church was beautifully deco
rated for the occasion, and the large
crowd which witnessed the cere
mony attested the popularity of the
I young couple with the people among
whom they live. The ceremony
was performed by the pastor, Rev.
J. T. Gregg. The maid of honor
was Miss Emma Sitton, a sister of
the bride; the best man, Mr. John
K. Aull, of Newberry.
The attendants were: Miss Es
telle Aull with Mr. John Dendy, of
Walhalla; Miss Cena Symmes, of
Grednville, with Mr. Arthur Sitton;
Miss Lucia Folger, of Pickens, with
Mr. B. J. Hoffman, of Philadelphia;
Miss Laura Bowman, of Newberry,
with Mr. Ernest Folger. of Pickens;
Miss Sue Crawford with Mr. Eugene
Alexandre, of Pickens;., ushers,
Mssrs. Lewis Sittor and Phillip
A number of delightful receptions
were tendered Mr. and Mrs. Aull
during the week. They have hosts
of friends here and throughout the
State and in other States who wish
for them that their life together,
begun so auspiciously, may be full
Death of a Bright Young Lady.
Miss Bessie Scott, daughter of
Mr. J. B. T. Scott, of Little Moan
tain died, on December 23 after an
operation in a hospital in Columbia
for appendicitis. The remains were
interred in Union. Miss Scott was
a bright young lady of only rf
years and the bereaved family have
the deepest sympathy of hosts of
Knights of Pythias.
The Knights of Pythias of New
berry Lodge, No. 75, will have
their installation of officers and an
nual banquet on Tuesday night,
January 12th. at the Armory. The
banquet will be served by the Young
People's Society of ThompsonStreet
A. R. P. church. Tickets 75 ets;
All members are requested to notify
the committee at one how many
tickets they desire for the occasion.
W. F. Ewart,
E. P. Wideman,
A. H. Booth,