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ONE WOMAN KILLS ANOTHEM
In Newberry County Fatal Affray Be
tween Two Negresses-One Cuts
Other To Death.
On Wednesday night in the Utopia
section two young negro women,
Becky Neel and Laura Mitchell, each
about twenty-five years old, became
involved in a difficulty which termi
nated fatally, the Neel woman cutting
the Mitchell woman with a knife.
The news 6f the killing reached
town yesterday morning when Coro
ner Lindsay was notified and left for
He had not returned when this ac
count was being prepared for the
Deputy Sheriff Johnson, on account
-of his recent illness, could not venture
into the country, and Sheriff Buford
was in Columbia; but the sheriff re
turned yesterday morning and was
just getting ready to go to make the
arrest when Besky Neel came in and
surrendered. Mr. Cannon Blease,
who carries the mail on that route,
saw the brother of Neel and advised
him to surrender her. Her brother
brought her to Mr. Blease at the John
H. Wicker place beyond Langford's
mil and the three came to town.
There were only three persons be
sides the two women in the house
and two of them were asleep. There
was only one witness, Ed. Hudson,
who says that the two women were
fussing in his house; that he pushed
them out and that the cutting took
.place outside, no one witnessing t1hat.
It is thought the difficulty was the'
-outcome of jealousy between the two
STEPS TOWARDS A LIBRARY.
Ladies Met Tuesday and Enjoyed Mrs.
Appointed To Draft Con
stitution and By-Laws.
In response to the invitation ex
tended the ladies of the town to meet
Mrs. Martha Orr Patterson on Tues
day afternoon in the parlors of Central
church. just forty interested and en
thusiastic women were present. The
'ho\r was indeed pleasantly and profi
-tably spent. Mrs. Patterson is a very
attractive, 'speaker, her voice being
.softly sweet and musical, but exceed
ingly distinc. For half an hour she
spoke on the different phases of club
,work, one of the subjects which would
--come. up for discussion in the coming
'Federation, but Library work among
-the clubs was treated most extensive
At the conclusion of her address,
;action was taken at once towards the
-establishment of a library through a
Library Association. Mrs. J. E. Nor
'wood was chosen chairman for the
next meeting, which will be called in
a few days, the time and place to be
announced in the papers.
A committee consisting of Mrs. 0.
B. Mayer, Mrs. S. 13. jones and Mrs.
R. D. Wright was appointed to draft
a constitution and 'by laws to be sub
mitted at the next meeting.
It is earnestly hoped that the ladies
w~ho are interested in this wcrk, but
who could not be present on Tuesday
'will attend the next meeting and as
-sist in the work of organization.
About two hundred books are in hand,
'with sonme other very ma:erial aid in
pros~pect. Thec thing most needed at
present is a room in wihich the books
and cases may be put, and the l.'dies
are hoping that by their next m'eet
ing to have such a place.
One library in the state has a room
in the opera fiouse, another has one
.in the court house and still others
'have been fortunate enough to have
citizens give them the use of a room.
The ladies will be very grateful for
any help on this line.
Representative Holman, of Aiken
county, spent several days in the city
this week the guest of the Hon. H. HI.
Evans. Mr. Holman is known as the
"O0ld War Horse" of the house of
representatives and makes many elo
quent speeches. He made many
friends while here who wvill be glad to
have him among them again.
The preaching hour or Newberry
circuit next Sunday, the 21st, will be
at Lebannon at ri o'clock, and at Eb
enezer at 3:30 o'clock. This change
has been made on account of the
quarterly conference which will be
at Lebannon on Saturday and Sun
day. All the official members are
'rged to be present at the conference
-o Saturday a i odelock.
The Movements of Many People, New
berrians and Those Who Visit
Mr. C. C. McWhirter was in the
city on Wednesday.
Mr. L. M. Speers has returned from
a brief visit to Laurens.
Mr. J. A. Dominick, of Kinards, was
in Newberry yesterday.
Mrs. L. T. Nichols. of Chester, is
the guest of Mrs. W. H. Hunt.
Misses Mary and Henrietta Leon
hirth have returned from Sumter.
Rev. S. C. Ballentine, of White
Rock, was in the city on Tuesday.
Mrs. Julius Visanska, of Charles
ton, is the guest of Mrs. S. B. Jones.
Mrs. J. Z. Salter is at Chappells
with her father, Mr John Sheppard,
who is much weaker.
We are sorry to announce that Mr.
0. M. Jamieson is desperately ill with
pneumonia in New York.
Mrs. V. A. Jamieson, of Newberry,
is the guest of Mrs. Rivers. Alabama
Bishop A. Coke Smitli, of the Meth
odist church, was in Newberry on
Tuesday. on his way to Charleston.
Mr. John W. Lane, of Paris, Texas,
arrived here yesterday morning to see
his brother. Mr. Tom P. Lane, who
is quite ill.
Mrs. Lawrence Orr Pattetson, of
Greenville, the president of the State
Federation of Women's clubs, is the
guest of Mrs. Robert D. Wright.
Conductor J. Roland Dickert was
in Newberry on Wednesday. He had
come to visit his sick father, Col. D.
A. Dickert, who, we are glad to report,
The following members of the ex
ecutiv.e board of the State Federation
of Women's Clubs could not be pres-!
ent at the board meeting here on yes
terday afternoon: Mrs. Andrew
Moore, of Columbia, corresponding
secretary; Mrs. Fraser James, of
Darlington, auditor, and Mrs. L. J.
Blake, of Spartanburg, first vice- pres
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
Bryan is expected in Columbia this
A linotype eats copy. A fellow has
'to hustle to feed it.
Of course you have heard that this
has been a long cold spell.
The Rebekah convention tomorrow
night will be an interesting event.
Acting Mayor Smith was left with
the bag to hold. He is holding it.
You will attend the Lady Washing
ton tea party in the armory on Mon
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wise are
boarding at Mrs. Longshore's, on
This scribc will be glad and relieved
when "the colonel" and "J. K. A."
get back to stay.
Why don't somebody agitate a park?
A beauitiful park would be an orna
nent to the city and a good thing.
Nohody wants an unfinished room.
That wa an unfurnished room ad
v~ertied for, oi course.
WXe are pleased to say that Mr. Ed.
J Jenkins, of Helena, is out again.
ie ha'. been housed in for the past
The wveekly prayer-meeting is kept
up at Helena by several of the young
ladies. The faithful few go about do
A man that would purposely bring
the boll weevil to Newberry should
be driven back to Texas. or whereso
ever he camre from.
Nothing has lately been said about
at society for the prevenition of cruel
tv to aninmals. Such an organization
ought to be in every community.
Mrs. Godfrey Harmon has recent
lv purchased the Mose Anderson,
~lace. containing goo acres of land,
near Kinards. The price was $7.ooo.
This is probably the last issue under
the control of the reporter now gath
ering his s quibs. But it was only a
visit to Negerry-which has been
very pleasant to him.
The time for the payment of the
city license tax has been extended for
ten days, expiring on the 25th inst.
Ater that date the penalty will be en
forced. This is final.
Last week, in this city, a baby was
born with two teeth. WVe are living
in a progressive age and the Newvberry
ncs is sometimes equal to the news
sent out from Atlanta.
County Treasurer J. L. Epps has
received from the comptroller general
Ia check for $2,975.42 on account of
school funds from the state dispen
ev. G. WN. Bussy, of Pelzer, who
was chaplain of the 1st S. C. regiment
:., the ar wihSpain, is expected to
on nextSunday at II a. m. and 7 p. m.
It will once more be Washington's
birthday next Monday, and again will
the children hear of that hatchet-and
cherry-tree incident. These mother
goose jewels should be brightened up
for the little ones.
An important event for Newberry
will be the fiftieth anniversary of the
organization of the Lutheran congre
gation here, the celebration of which
is being arranged for by the Church
of the Redeemer on February 25.
Pair & Havird is pretty good for an
oversight. But if you read their new
ad today you will see that Hair &
Havird can supply your wants in their
line. They have pair upon pair of nice
Miss Pearl Gideon, the efficient and
accomplished stenographer in the of
fice of Hunt, Hunt & Hunter, in the
absence of Court Stenographer Motte
acted as court stenographer in the
case of Kibler against the Southern
Railway Co. giving entire satisfaction.
The many friends of Mr. Ed. Y.
Morris are glad to see him out again
after a long and severe illness. Like
the ground hog he tried to come out
and stay awhile some time ago but
had to go back on account of the
Rev. W. S. Holmes will make his
last visitation to St. Luke's Episcopal
church on Sunday next. Services ii
a. m. and half-past-four. We regret
to lose Mr. Holmes. The church at
Grenada, Miss., will have an earnest,
faithful rector in this consecrated
That Baltimore clerk who says he
can talk at the rate of fifty-five thous
and words an hour ought to come
here and meet some of our fellow-citi
zens of the gentler sex. We think we
know a few of them that could keep
p with him for awhile.
We try to read our exchanges care
fully and cheerfully, but sometimes
e are stumbled by their "rhodom
tade and thrasonical bombast." We
wish they all would eschew their con
glomeration of flatulent garulity,
jejune babblement and asinine affec
tation." It would be much better if
they could let their "extemporaneous
descanting and unpremediatated ex
planations have intelligibility." It is
far easier to read the war news. ,This
is referred to the pupils of the Helena
school, who have just had some big
words to tackle.
Newberry is glad to welcome the
air representatives of the federati.:
Lf women's club.. We regret that all
of the members of the executive board
could not be present at the meeting
yesterday. The Herald and News
has been requested to state that all
the club women of,the town are in
vited to meet the visiting ladies at a
very informal reception at the Mar
tin's from i1 to 12 o'clock.
In accordance with the order of the
postmaster general rural letter car
riers are granted permission to ob
serve the 22nd inst., as a holiday. No
delivery of mail to patrons or to in
termediate offices shall be made by
them on that day--Washington's
birthday. It is a good thing for them
that Washington was not born on
the 29th of February.
In the case of Kibler vs. the South
ern Railway Co. the plaintiff got a
verdict for $325. He was represented
by Messrs. L. WV. Jones and F. H.
Dominick; the defendant by Attorney
T. P. Cothan. of Greenville. After the
trial of this case Judge Townsend
passed some orders in equity cases
and the court adjourned late Tuesday
afternoon, the judge himself being
Meeting of Ladies Yesterday to Ar
range For a Conveuntion in June.
-Other Important Matters.
The executive board of the State
Federation of Women's Clubs met
last night in this city to arrange for
the convention of women's dlubs in
Newberry, June next, and to elect
State delegates to the St. Louis Con
vention. The following members of
the board were present: Mrs. Patter
son. of Greenville. president; Mrs. L.
T. Nichols, of Chester. second voe
president; Mrs. Julius Visancka, of
Charleston, recording secretary, and
Mrs. Robert D. Wright, of Newberry,
Cards are out for the marriage of
Miss Sallie Henderson Whitney, of
Maybinton, to Mr. Thomas Crosby
Jeter, of Carlisle, on the 24th inst., at
the home of the bride-elect. Mr. J.
W. Henderson will be one of the at
The Lutheran Church of the Redeem
. er Preparing to Celebrate.
The Lutheran Church of the Re
deener is arranging for the celebra
tion of the fitieth anniversary of the
orgination of the congregation and of
the dedication of its first church.
The congregation was organized in
1853 and the first church was dedicat
ed in 1854. The anniversary exer
cises will be held February 25-29. ,
On the evening of the twentyfifth
addresses will be delivered by Drs.
Geo. B. Cromer and A. J. Bowers; on
the twnty-sixth, addresses by Rev.
Di. W. C. Schaeffer and Rev. W. K.
Sligh. On Sunday, the 28th, at the
morning service the church building
will be consecrated, with a sermon by
Rev. M. G. G. Scherer. In the after
noon there will be a service at which
it is hoped that Revs. S. P. Hughes
and Jacob Steck, D. D., will speak. At
night the pastor will be installed, the
sermons preached by Rev. Z. W.
Bedenbau.gh, president of the South
Carolina synod, and Rev. S. C. Bal
On Monday night the 29th, there
will be a social gathering and recep
tion at the new parsonage.
Rebehah Convention To Be Held
Here-Prominent Odd Fellows
Will Be Present.
Pursuant to a call issued by the
local lodge, as stated n our last is
sue, delegates from the Rebekah di
vision lodges of Odd Fellows thr-ugh
out the State will assemblZ in New
berry Saturday night for the purpose
of making the necessary arrangements
I tor organizing a State Rebekah As
T he various lodges throv.,ho-t the
tate have been invited to serd repre
sentatives to the convention and have
rponded and :;gnified their inten
tion of so doing.
The meeting will be held in the
Odd Fellow's hall. in the new school
building, in West End. There will be
a number of addresses by prom'ntnt
Refreshments will be served during
the course of the evening.
Aside from exemplifying the Re
bekah degree the primary object of
the meeting here is the formulating
of plans for the organization of a
State Rebekah Assembly in Ander
son next May.
Among the prominent visiting Odd
Fellows expected are Dr. B. K. Kreps,
past grand master, of Columbia;
Grand Representative J. E. Crosby,
of Walhalla; Editor J. R. Peden, of
the Carolina Odd Fellow. Greenville;
Messrs. J. J. McSwain, of Greenville,
S. F. Killingworth, of Abbeville, L.
IN. Zealy, J. A. Summersett and WV.
F. Steiglitz, of Columbia, and J. J.
~Eargle, past grand master, of Granite
The County Republican Conven?i&n
met yesterday in the Court H ,use.
County Chairman Young called the
'meeting to order and Sam Nance wa
elected temporary chairman, a com
mittee on credentials was appointed
composed of one member from each
township and w~hile the convention
was waiting for the report Fred
flrown, a negro preacher. adldresses1
the convention in the truly negro ora
toal style. J. D. E.ichelberger of
Newberry city, was elected permanent
chairman and the business for which
the convention was caled was pro
ceeded with and the following ware
eieced dlelegates to the State Con
vetion: Robt. E. 'Williams. J. Cal
honn Young and John D. Eichelber
T ucre was not a white Republi -an
in the convention as delegate or other
i'e Where wvere they?
Delegates to congressional conven
tion: Prof. WV. WV. WcMorries. G. C..
Williams, B. Neely, Newton Darby
and H. L. Gallman.
IThe convention adopted a resolu
tion appropriate to the death of
Senator Hanna and endorsed the ad
ministration of President Roosevelt,
land R. E. Williams as delegate from
the third congresionlal district to the
N ational Convention.
Wes Ryan, colored and well known,
died at nis home here early yesterday
morning, after a long illness of con
sumptionl. His remains will be taken
Ito Ninety-Six this morning, his former
home. He had long been a faithful
hand in the employ of the Southern
..aira at the Newberry depot.
(Corrected by Nat Gist.)
Good Middling . . . . . . . . 13 25
Strict Middling ...... 13 121-2
Middling . . . . . . . . . . .13
OR RENT-One 2-horse farm four
miles from town. For terms apply
to D. W. Barre.
DAPER PATTERNS are sold for
CASH ONLY. Please do not ask
us to charge them. S. J. Wooten.
W E have a few Blankets ond other
W winter goods that we are sell
ing at a grea4 sacrifice.
S. J. Wooten.
YOU will find my Klondike cotton seed
it Geo. McWhirter's store in two
bushel sacks. Call and get the best
cotton seed you ever planted.
3t. THos. F. HARMON.
SEE those pretty Chiffon Turnovers 15C
and 25c at Hair & Havirds.
"WANTED AT THE NEWBERRY
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.
-pARTIFS having houses to rent or
lots for sale wi.ll do well to see
Aull and Higgins in regard to same,
who will rent and take charge of col
W ANTED-Persimmon, Dogwood,
Hickory and Holly Logs. Freight
paid on carloads. James Cockshot,
Charleston. S. C.'
ONEY TO LOAN-We negotiate
loans 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. Lon time and easy payments.
UNTER & SANER are running a
H saw mill about one mile from city
on road to Lindsay's bridge, and are
prepared to fill all orders for lumber.
M ANUFACTURER wants reliable
man to deliver and collect; horse
and wagon and $150 deposit necessary;
$21 a week and expenses; permanent.
Franklin, Box 78, Philadelphia, Pa. 4t
W ANTED 1N EACH State sales
W m.n to sen lr line tobaocco
permanent position. ntral Tobacco
Works Company, Penicks, Va.
COMF-To the big Cut Price Sale
Today (Friday) at Mimnaugh's.
ALUABLE REAL ESTATE FOR
V SALE-Sixty Acres adjoi -
corporate limits of Newberry. i
state of cultivation. One hundred
fotty acres one and a half miles from
town. Good creek and river bottom,
fine meadows on both tracts. For m
formation apply to G. M. B. EFTIG.
or E. H. AULL.
NOTICE.-tree horse farm land for
rent. Apply to Geo. Leonhiirth, Hel
DON'T-Forget the Big Silk Sale
today (Friday) at Mimnaugh's.
ALL PERSONS INDEBTEDJ TO
the estate of Thomas W. Holloway
deceased will pay their said igdebtd
ness, and all persons to whom said
estate may be indebted will render an
account of their demands, duly attested,
to the undersigned on or before che 22d
day of February, 1904.
H. C. Holloway
Newberry, S. C.
January, 12th, 1904.
ADDlaiRi For l' oltsteahl.
T AKE NOTICE THAT JOHN H.
Crisp has this day made' applica
tion to have a Homestead in the lands
which he now owns set apart to him,
and a personal exemption mn the per
sonal estate of which he is possessed,
in accordance with the statutes of this
State ini such case made and anproved.
Master N. C.
IF YOU want a good pair of Shoes or
Pants, Pair & Havird will price them
WILL CONTRACT FOR LIMITED
Zamiount of four foot pine wood
-mill yard delivery--August to De
eember 1904. L. W. F'LOYD,
QUATTLEBAUM & SCHUMPERT
has on hand now 30 head of good
horses and mules, if you want a good
one cheap, it will pay you to see what
they have before you buy, as they will
save you money. They have several
matched teams that are beauties. Good
ALL-Kinds of Silk worth up to $1.25
per yard at Mimnaugh's today,
(Friday) at only 48 cents.