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HIS CASE IS TRIED.
A Higher Judge and Jury Than ThOse 01
Earth Will Pass Upon Henry
Solicitor Sease on Tuesday morn
ing received a telegram from Colum
bia stating that Henry Werts, whose
trial for murder in the killing of
Henry Auton in West End some
ten years ago, h.d died in Colum
bia on Tuesday morning.
It will be remembered that Werts,
who escaped immediately after the
killing, surrendered to Sheriff Bu
ford here last summer. He asked
that his trial be had at the last term
of court. He was sorely afflicted
with consumption and said that he
wanted to get the matter off his
mind in order that he might spend
the few days of his life in peace.
The State asked for a continuance,
however, and the case was post
poned to this term of court. On
the morning of the second day of
court Werts died.
DEATH OF J. MALCOLM JOHNSTONE.
A Man Who Had Been Honored By His
Peopie, and Whose Death is Sincerely
Mr. J. Malcolm Johntone died
at his home in the city J iednes
day morning at 8:3- -lock, of
erysipelas, after an ill of about
Mr. Johnstone w . prominent
member of a fain' long distin
guished in South irolina history.
Of literary attainment, good mental
poise and magnificent physique. he
was himself signally honored by his
people, whom he ever served -faith
le was a son of the lamented
Chancellor Job Johnstone, and was
born November 30. 1847. When
South Carolina called for the ser
vice of her sons in her struggle for
independence, though but a boy of
tender years, he along with other
young men his companions enlisted
in Company A of the militia of this
State. He was chosen lieutenant of
the company and held this position
until the cessation of hostilities on
the day of deep gloom when the
final surrender came and the South
ern Confederacy had passed from
among the nations.
His first political position was
that of mayor of Newbery. to which
he was elected in 1884 and which
he held for two terns. In iS88 he
was chosen by the people of his
county as one of their representa
tives in the lower branch of the gen
in 1893 Mr. Johnstone w~as ap
pointed by President Cleveland
United Staites minister to Pernam
buco. Brazil, wvhich position of
honor and importance he held until
the close of Cleveland's adlministra
The funeral service was held at
the home yesterday afternoon at
.3:30 o'clock, after which the re
mains were interred in the John
stone burying ground. The fun
eral was conducted by the Rev. J.
The following gentlemen served
Active-John M. Kinard, S. E.
Kennerly, George B. Cromer, C. A.
Bowman. S. J. Wooten, George S.
Honorary-George I. C. Mc
Whirter, WV. WV. Riser, Y. J. Pope,
E. C. Jones, R. Y. Leavell, B. F.
Griffin, J. C. Wilson, M. M. Buford.
Mr. Johnstone is survived by two
brothers and three sisters, Messrs.
George and Alan Johnstone, Miss
Fannie Johnstone and Mrs. T. J.
McCrary, of the city, and Mrs.
Fowles, of Columbia.
Mrs. Jacob A. Mayer Dead.
Mrs. Jacob A. Mayer died at her
home below Prosperity at about
noon yesterday, having survived
her husband only four days. The
cause of her death was pneumonma.
Mrs. Mayer was 56 years old and
had hosts of friends in the county
who sincerely mourn her death.
She leaves three children: Mrs.
Marion Miller. of Saluda, Mrs.
Amos Conwell and Mr. E. T.
Mayer of the county.
'The funeral will take place at
osperity today at 2 o'clock.
The Movements of Many People, Newber
rians and Those Who Visit
Mr. T. L. B. Epps was in Col
umbia this week.
J. A. Dominick, of Kinards, is in
the city.-Columbia Record, loth.
Mrs. J. H. Hollingsworth is visit
ing relatives i:: Newberry, S. C.
iAugusta Chronicle, ioth.
Mr. Jno. B. Bedenbaugh, of New
berry, is in the city.-Columbia
Dr. S. W. Pryor was in Newber
ry Saturday on professional busi
ness.-Chester Lantern, 9th.
Miss Nina Carlisle, who has been
visiting Miss Bessie Lindsay, left
for Carlisle Saturday. -Chester Lan
Mrs. Fannie Russell of Newberry
is visiting her sister, Mrs W. B.
Gilbert.-Winnsboro News a nd
After a visit to Mr. Cassell's,
Mrs. Thomas Gary left Thursday
for her home in Bartow, Florida.
Johnston News 9th.
N.-G. Long, of Newberry, who
formerly lived in Anderson, has
been spending a few days in the
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Swittenberg
of Newberry have been on a visit
to her parents. -Jenkinsville cor.
Winnsboro News and Herald, ioth.
Miss Evelyn McMeekin is visit
ing her sister, Mrs. G. W. Suber,
of Newberry.-Jenkinsville cor.
Winusboro News and Herald, ioth.
Section Master J. Ed G!enn, of
McCormick, was on a visit last
.Monday to his sister Mrs. W. A.
Mr. J. B. Bedenbaugh was in
Newberry yesterday, having come
up from Columbia, where he spent
County Superintendent of Educ
ation E. S. Werts attended the meet
ing of the county superintendents
of the State in Columbia this week
Misses Mary and Henrietta Leon
hirth, of Helena, left on Wednes
day for a week's visit to their broth
er, Mr. George Leonhirtb, in Sum
Mr. W. T. Glenn, the genial
agent of the Southern railway at
Chappells, was in town on Mon
day on busine.s for his company
Rev. S. T. Hallman, D. D. filled
his appointment in the court house
last Sunday afternoon. He preach
ed to a good audience. He feels
encouraged in his work.-Green
wood Journal, roth.
We learned that Bennie Clary, an
ex-pupil, got a position as a printer
in Newberry a few months ago.
Wish him success.--Cedar Springs
Palmetto Leaf. Yes, he is with the
Herald and News, and giving satis
VARIOUS ANDh ALL ABOUT.
Now for the valentine.
Come in and get your seed.
Newberry's mail riders "can't be
Pollygollyvitch and 011ydollygoff
are having it now.
Monday will be the 15th. License.
Look up your Japanese and Rus
This column is for Japan in this
The Japs are giving the Russians
-fits. or something like that.
There are germs on money. Be
careful how you handle your big
The ice king again got in a little
more of his fine work Wednesday
We'll bet high that there is not a
better pension board in the state
Mr. Purcell was elected a vice
president of the postmaster's asso,i
We are due an .apology to the
ground hog for throwing a cloud of
doubt upon his forecast.
Sheriff Buford and Court Clerk'
Goggans say it was the shortest
term they ever had to deal with.
Mr. J. C. Wilson, Jr. is with the
A. C. Jones cash store, where he
and Manager Ewart will be gla(A to
see all their friends.
You who were born on the 29th
of February receive our congratula
tions May there be many more
birthdays for you.
A worthy citizen of Newberry
says he has been reading The Her
aid and News for forty years, and
still he likes it. He's a goAd sub
The Russians are raising cain in
their own country-mad because
the Japs are so lively. Russia rushed
into a hornet's nest when she tack
One remarkable thing in connec
tion with the February term of the
criminal court is that there was not
a negro witness before the grand
jury. A fact heretofore unheard of
in the history of the general sessions.
Judge Townsend hit the nail
when he told the grand jury be
would not charge the law for the
reason that they could not be ex
pected to remember it, as they
idn't study law. Sensible judge
that. All judges don't show the
I wisdom of Judge Townsend in this
Death of Mr. George Dominick.
Mr. George Dominick died at his
home near Prosperity on Wednes
day and was buried at Prosperity
yesterday. He was 49 years of age.
The cause of death was typhoid
Mr. Dominick leaves a wife and
five children, one of whom is Mr.
Ladies' Ai' Society.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the
LUutheran Church of the Redeemer
will meet at the parsonage on Mon
day afternoon. Mrs. J. T. Dennis
I an'd Mrs. Lonnie Dickert will be the
The first of the series of parlar
concerts at the parsonage of the
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
will be given on next 'Thursday
night. This concert was postponed
on account of various good reasons.
The full program has already been
publishd. A rare treat is in store
for the lovers of good music. The*
,rice of admission is fifty cents.
Mrs. Lester Dead.
-Mrs. James Lester died at her
home in the St. Luke's community1
on Sunday, after a short illness of
pneumonia, aged about 75 years,
and was buried on Monday at St.
Luke's church, of which she was a
member. She leaves a husband,
the brother of the late Col. Wn.'
Lester; one son, Mr. N. R. Lester,
and two daughters, Mrs. T. J.
Boozer and Mrs Irvin Boozer, all
of St. Luke's. The deceased was a
consistent Christian and 'ember of
an excellent family.
Newberry has experienced some
very severe weather for the past
several (lays. On Tuesday after-I
noon and 'until Wdnesdlay noon
Ithere was a cold rain. and then it
began sleeting and continued late
into Wcdncsday night. Yesterday
it was a little wvarmer and there was
the melting ice and the mud and
the slosh. Those whose business
has carried them out of doors a
great deal have n't had a path of
oes b a ny means.
COUNTY CamN GANG.
Investigation Will Be Made Into Question
Of Its Treatment Raised By The
The grand jury. in Paragraph 4
of its presentment published else
where in this issue, states that it is
..advised that punitive measures of
an excessive nature are used in the
control of persons composing the
chaingang," and advises that an in
vestigation be made in the prem
The following order of the court,
signed by the Hon. D. A. Town
send. presiding judge. relates to this
It is ordered that F. H. Domi
nick, Esq., do forthwith proceed to
take testimony in the issues rdised
in paragraph marked 4 of the grand
jury's final presentment and h,e is
hereby appointed referee for that
purpose, the testimony taken here
under to be reported to this court
on the first day of the next terni ot
THE SEWERAGE MATTER.
The following order passed by
Judge Townsend in regard to the
Lettmg of the contract for phem1g
sLwerage in the county jail and
(curt house, is self-explanatory:
"Whereas, the grand jury of
Newberry county in their final pre
sentment at the November, 1903,
term of court, presented that the
contract for a sewerage system in
the court house and jail was not let
according to law, in that same was
not let to lowest bidder, and the
general orders passed at said term
of court required the county board
to show cause at the next term of
court whv said contract was not
let to the lowest bidder: and,-where
ls. the said county board through
their attorney have shown cause to
the satisfaction of the court.
- "Now. on motion of J. B. Hun
ter. attorney for said county board.
it is ordered that said rule to show
cause be. and the same is hereby
"D. A. Townsend.
FOR THE HAMPTON MONUMENT.
An Unknown Contributor Sends a Small
But Appreciated Amount To Aid
President John M. Kinard of the
Commercial Bank received in his
mail several days ago an envelope
containing a silver quarter enclused
in a sheet of 1-aver with.I-t signature
or - word to Lell from whom or
whence it came. All that is known
of it is that the envelope was dropped
in the office here as it was postmark
ed Newberry and bore the one cent
postage necessary for drop letters.
Mr. Kinard in his talk with a re
porter said that he very much ap
preciated the contribution and when
he opened the envelope and saw the
two simple words "Hampton Monu
ment" under. which the t wenty-five
cents was concealed he was deeply
touched, because it may have been
the widow's mite that he held in
his hand and a conitribution that
probably could tell of self-sacrifice
in a noble cause.
It is a touching incident which
we hope and believe will bear much
good fruit, .,ad an act that should
appeal strongly to the heart and
sentimen'. of the community.
Large orphanages, churches and
other good causes have sprung from
May this be the nucleus for New
berry's splendid share in the Hamp
Mrs. J. D. Eidson Dead.
Mrs. Anna Eidson, the wife of
Mr. J. D. Eidson, was born in
Newberry county, February 15,
852, and died at her home in the
town of Johnston, S. C., November
I I, 1903
Mr. R. C Williams is almost
giving his goods away. He is pretty
good at giving anyway, so if you'
want y-our share you had bet ter call
without further delay, as you miss
a great deal by staying away. R.
.Wiimsm wouldn't fool you.
THE COTTON MARKET.
(Corrected by Nat Gist.)
Good Middling . . . . . . . .12 75
Strict Middling ..... 12 65
Middling........ ...12 50
For the U. S. of Confederate Veterans.
Commander McSwain has issued
a letter from his offiee in Greenville,
South Carolina Division United
Sons of Confederate Veterans, to
the presideurs and professors of
colleges for youug men in South
Carolina, a copy of which has been
received by Third District Com
mander John M. Kinard. The let
ter will be published in our next
issue. It is with reference to the
formation of camps of these memo
rial organizations in the respective
colleges. In accordance with the
instructions Commander Kinard
will organize new camps in the dis
Mr. Klettner wants to give you a
key. Your key may unlock $20.
See Klettner quick.
It is bleach sheets at the C. & G.
S Mower Co.-not black sheets.
Who ever heard of black sheets.
W ANTED-An unfinished room in
, private family. Sin,le man.
Best references. Address ox 155,
F OR RENT-One 2-horse farm four
miles from town. For terms apply
toD D. W. Barre.
PAPER PATTERNS are sold for
CASH ONLY. Please do not ask
us to charge them. S. J. Wooten.
'U7E have a few Blankets.ond other
, winter goods that we are sell
ing at a great sacrifice.
S. J. Wooten.
SEE those pretty Chiffon Turnovers 15c
and 25c at Hair & Havirds.
W T. TARRANT will have a
, e clearance sale in Millinery,
Saturday, January 30th, 1904. Now is
the time to get a bargain in Hats and
all other goods which wilr be sold at
the very lowest prices. Remember
the place, Scholtz old stand, next door
to Davenport & Cavenaugh. Rufus W.
Hutchinson will be jglad to welcome
all his old friends and customers
at the new store and will make it to
your interest to see him.
ANTED AT T-HE NEWBERRY
W Steam Laundry one .hundred
young men's washing. We will make
it to your interest to call and see us or
phone 116. L. B. Aull.
-ARTIFS having houses to rent or
I. lots for sale will do well to see
Aull and Higgins in regard to same,
who will rent and take charge of col
GO TO Hair & Havirds for all the lat
est Novelties for Ladies' wear
Hickory and Holly Logs. Freight
paid on carloads. James Cockshot,
Charleston. S. C.
-a ONEY TO LEND-I am author
d.IUized to negotiate loans on real
estate mortgages running 3 to 5 years.
A ppy to Johnstone & Welch.
GEO. B. CROMER.
-M ONEY TO LOAN-We negotiate
.iloans on improved farm lands at
seven per cent. interest on amounts
over one thousand dollars, and eight
per cent. interest on amounts less than
$1,000. Long time and easy payments.
Hunt, Hunt & Hunter,
HTUNTER & SANER are running a
Ssaw mill about one mile from city
on road to Lindsay's bridge, and are
prepared to fill all orders for lumber.
IF YOU want a good pair of Shoes or
Pants, Pair & Havird will price them
TOR SALE.-At a bargain to a cash
.buyer. 10.000 feet 7-8 X 3 1-4
Flooring; 10,000 Laths. Some brick and
framing lumber. Call quick at New
berry College, look it over, and mail
me an offer. GEo. W. WARIN'G,
2t.Coloumbia, S. C.
~'OUND- On Ashford Ferry Road,
naPikHarris', 4-weeks old
pig. Owner may get same by calling.
J. A. KIBLER.
FOR SALE--Six-room Cottage, 5-8
an acre of land on Calhoun street,
onveniently located, on easy terms.
B. M. DENNIs.
--DOR ALE-Eight-roomn house, 7-8
Sacre of land, on Johnstone street.
Easy terms.B. M. DENNIS.