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Slighs Postoffice Entered On Wed
nesday Night and Relieved of
Money and Stamps.
Information was received in New
berry yesterday that the postoffice at
Slighs. in the lower part of the coun
ty, had been entered on Wednesday
night and robbed of money and
stamps. The postoffice is in Post
master Sligh's store. It is stated
that holes were bored in the side of
the store-house with a i-inch auger
and an entrance made in this way.
About $5.oo in money and $5.oo in
stamps was taken, together with
stanip books. due books and a few
,goods in the store belonging to Post
It is stated that the tracks of two
parties wre observed leading up to
and away irom the building at the
point where the entrance was made.
THE CHAIN GANG.
Referee Dominick Will Begin Inves
tigation of Charges Against Man
agement on March 9.
The Hon. Fred. P. Doniiek. who
was a:ppointed by Judge D. A. Town
send referee to take testimony and re
port the same on the first day of the
next caurt, in reference to the matters
set out in the last pre;enmnm't of the
grand jury as to "punitive measures
of an cxcessive nature" being prac
ticed by those in charge of the coun
ty chain gang. gives notice that he will
begin the taking of testimony on
Wednesday, the 9th day of March.
The reference will be held in Mr.
Dominick's office and will continue
from day to day until concluded.
All persons who have any interest
in this matter. either as wifnesses or
as accused .are notified to be on hand
THE COUNTY ROADS.
They ~Are In Better Condition Than
Last Year Because The Weather
Has Been. Better.
It is- a matter of general comment
that the roads throughout the coun
ty have stood the. p:.t winter murh
better than the winter before, due to
the fact that the winter just past has
not been as severe.
The road leading from Newberry to
Longshore is in very good condition
-except- for the holes. It was suggest
ed by a gentleman who travels this
road a good deal that it could be put
in the very best condition now by
simply- tilling up these holes., and that
could be done at very small cost.
This road has had some work put on
it during the winter.
Other roads in the county arc in
fairly goo.d condition. This does not
mean that they can be traveled with
any degree of comfort. but simply
that they are not in as horrible con
dition as they were at this season
In the meantime, the county's trac
tion engine is in the city limits, run
ning a planing machine.
Death of W. T. Cofield.
Mr. W T. Cotield died at his home
in the Beth Eden sectiottoi the coun
ty on Tuesday- The remains were in
te'red on Wednesday. the iuneral be
ing conducted by the Rev. R. E. Liv
ingston. The cause of death was
pneumonia. from which there have
been so many sad deaths in the coun
ty during the past several wveeks. Mr.
Cofleld was about thirty-eight years
of age. He was a man of good busi
ness judgment and integrity and had
the respect and con fdence of the conm
miunity in which he lived. His death
is a distinct loss to the county. He
leaves a wife and two children.
Dr. W. E. Lake.
Dr. W. E. Lake. of the county, was
in the city on Wednesday. Dr. Lake
was among the first graduates irom
Newbet.ry college after the college
was moved back to Newberry trom
Walhalla.--in fact, he was among the
first graduates of Newberry College,
because the college had no graduates
before its removal to WValhalla. Dr.
Lake was the first graduate of the
college to enter the practice of medi
cine. and has practiced continuously
for twenty-three years. He has been
very successful, having never lost a
case from typhoid fever, and having
had great success with grip and pneu
monia cases. He is at present the
obliging and efficient postmaster at
The Movements of Many People, New
berrians and Those Who Visit
Mrs. Duncan Jones. of Anguta. is
visiting her sister. lrs. -\. L. Spear
man, in the city.
Dr. E. P. MleClintock went to Due
\.er \'.'ednesday to attend a meet
of the trustees of ::in collegc.
Mr. Henry Lane. who was called
to the county on account :f the zer
01us illness of his father. nov h.app:Ly
ast. has returned to his home in
Ir. Thos. P. Lane has gone to
Glenn Springs in the interest of his
health. He was accompanied by Dr.
S. Pope. and Mr. John Lane and Miss
Mayor John W. Earhardt has ac
cepted position in Newberry and will
continue to make his home here.
Miss Claude Shockley has returned
trom a visit to Columbia.
Miss Lena Dean. who has been in
the engrossing departmen in Columbia
during the session of the legislature
just adjourned. stopped over in New
berry on her return to her home in
Misses Henderson and Hunter,of
Newberry. gave us a call Friday on
their way to the home of the former's
brother. Mr. T. T. Henderson of
Trayvick. where there had been criti
cal illness.-chestnut cor. Saluda
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
The' Daughters of the Confederacy
will meet with Mrs. A. C. Jones on
Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
The fire department is very much
pleased with the new horse, the suc
cessor of "Dick." The new horse is
taking well to his course of training.
The Herald and News is printing
i,goo papers-nearly twice the num-.
ber printed by any. paper ever publish
ed in this county.
Messrs. Shockley & Livingston
will erect a neat cottage for Mr. Hen
ry Lominick. on the place which he
recently purchased on the eastern out
skirts of the citv.
It is very gratifying to note that
the old blacksmith shop just behind
the McCaughrin hall, in front of the
Crotwell hotel, has been torn down,
under orders from the board of health.
There has been no mayor's
court for several mornings. and things
have been very quiet in council cham
bers. City Clerk T. 0. Stewart has
made himself a present of a handsome
roller-top t..-writer desk.
An election will be held in School
District No. 26. conprising the town
of Pomaria. on the 16th day of March.
on the question of voting p one-half
mill special levy for the purposes of
the school in this district.
Mr. 0. M. Janmieson. who has been
serously ill in New York with pneu
monia. was reported better yesterday.
The wveather for the past several
days has been a forcible reminder of
The thanks of The Herald and
News staff are due Mr. R. H. Grene
ker for his very faithful and conscien
tiouil wurk in the local department for
the p)ast month. Mr. Greneker is a
newsp)aper man of experience and
ability, which he demonstrated during
his connection with the press of New
berry .several years ago and again
within the past month.
We have a clubbing arrangement
with the News and Courier and with
the Atlanta Constitution. Any of our
subscribers desiring one or both of
these papers in connection with The
Herald and News will find it to their
interest to con'sult this ofnice. The
Atlanta Constitution has a money
contest whose details will be explain
Rural Library Bill.
The follo wing i- taken fr'.m ti:e
"W\e take pleasure in dire:ting the
attention of our readerx- to f he .Auil
Rural Library Bili" to ibe fo md in
another column. Mr. AnLH i In o.i
the most conscientio'us membher:. o
the General Assembly. He is a hard
working. thoughtful gentleman. ar.d
makes a most acceptable represenlta
tive for Newberry county. and his in
teLligence and earnestness are not
connined to affairs pertaining to his
county, but to the State at large.
Our people will not go ami:,3 in avail
ing themselves of the opportunity of
ifer1 by Mr. Aull's bill."
THAT UNION DEPOT.
Railroad Commission Desires a Date
Fixed For Work to Begin On
Newberry's Union Depot.
The State of Wednesdav av-: "At
its meeting yesterday the i rd of
railroad commissioners handled a
number of items of business of in
terest and importance tv several .ee
tions of the State. The board con
sidered propositions for the establish
ment of union depots at growing
points which have long been asking
for such accommodations." Among
the requests mentioned on which ac
tion was taken. the following is stat
ed as the action taken on Newberry's
long-standing request: "A letter was
sent to Mr. W. G. Childs. of the Co
lumbia. Newberry and Laurens, stat
ing that there was an urgent request
for a union depot at Newberry and
that the commission desired a date
fixed for work to begin."
This is gratifying news to the trav
eling public of Newberrv. Within the
past month a representative of The
Herald and News has asked two ot
the railroad commissioners when it
was expected that work would begin
and was informed by both gentlemen
that the commissioners would require
that work begin at an early date.
About two weeks ago one of the com
missioners stated that the commis
sioners and the two railroads had al
ready agreed upon plans.
The Columbia. Newberry and
Laurens. he said. was to build against
the present Southern depot. which is
a modern and commodious structure
as it now stands. This would place
the Southern road several feet higher
than the C.. N. & L.. necessitating a
flight of skirs. but would combine the
two depots and make a very conven
-It is very much hoped that the mat
ter will be pushed forward at once. as
indicated in the action of the railroad
commissioners at their meeting on
Dr. W. E. Pelham Appointed Senator
To National Congress of Relig
ious Education, Washington.
A distinguished honor has been con
ferred upon Dr. W. E. Pelham, of this
city. in his appointment as one of two
senators from South Carolina to the
Tenth National Congress of Religious
Education. to be held at the Colum
bian University, Washington. D. C.,
Tuesday. Wednesday, Thursday,
arch i to 3. 1904. -
Dr. Pelham has received the follow
ing letter from Dr. J. E. Gilbert. gen
eral secretary of the American So
ciety of Religious Education, an
14niucing his appointment:
"Washington, D. C.
"lly Dear Sir: You are hereby
tendered the position of senator from
your State to the congress announced
in the enclosed bulletin. The honor
of the position. as wvell as the privi
lege. will be great. It wvill be expect
ed of you to assist in securing dele
gates from your State. Your early re
ply is desired."
Delegates are invited from all the
States. equal in num.ber to double the
representation in the lower house of
the Unitea States congress. As stat
ed. however, there are only two sen
ators fromh. cach State.
Dr. Pelham has accepted the honor
which has been conferred upon him
and will attend the congress.
Wasting Golden Opportunities.
M1r. A. C. Jones -varns the people
they are wasting golden opportunities
if they' do not take advantage of the
discount sale going on at his store
f~r two more days. W\hen he ad
vertises cut prices the people know
he means what he says. He also ad
vie his manager, MIr. WV. F. Ewart,
that he is gathering in some bargains
for the spring trade while in New
York. The people who wvant bargains
in g"'d good5 should remember his
County Pension Board.
Th'e county peniiion board will meet
on the first Mlonday in Miarch to ap
pre the pen-ion roll. This will be
the last meeting of the board, and pos
itively no applicatio~ns will he re
eivel * -r acted on after this meeting.
C.>umns & Dickert are up to date
r cery' men anid if you want fresh
groceries call on them.
Base bail in season. See ad of
May-s Book Store.
Inauguration of New President and
Dedication of New Building
The c-mmiittee recently appoint
ed to fix dates and arrange prograis
for the inauguration of Dr. James A.
B. Scherer. who will succeed Dr.
Cromer as president of Newberry col
lege. and for the dedication of the new
building on the college campus now
nearing completion, have decided that
the inauguration of the new presi
dent shall take place on commence
ment day, and that the exercises at
tending the dedication of the new
building shall be held at the opening
of the next session.
Dr. W. H. Dunbar. of Baltimore,
has acceited the invitation to deliver
th baccalaureate sermon on the op
ening day of the approaching com
mencerent of the college. Dr. L. M.
Roper. of Spartanburg. has accepted
ihe inv:!ation to deliver tli a(lIress
t-V';e stu -nts on Sunday i1it if
Washington Birthday Party.
On Monday. February 22. Miss
Agnes Summer entertained her grade
in the Newberry graded school with
a Washington birthday party. at the
home of her father. Mr. C. E. Sum
mer. The entire first floor was
thrown open to the children and right
royally were they treated. The beau
tv of the home was added to by beau
tiful and patriotic decorations. In
the sitting room many cherries and
hatchets reminded one of the cherry
tree incident. The parlor was ex
quisite in guantities of red carnations
but in the dining room the climax was
reached. Garland after garland of red.
white and blue was draped around the
walls and on the curtain of each
windoNt hung a picture of George
Washington surrounded with flags.
Two long table were prepared so
that the children could all be seated at
one time. On one of these the cen
ter piece was a miniature cherry tree
with hatchets running from this to
the four corners and on the other a
small cannon -decorated with flags
rested on a mirror while numbers of
tiny flags gave the. needed touch of
brightness. Red, white and blue col
orings were seen in the ices and cakes.
The place cards bore the names or
the guests and the date on one side.
and on the other was "The Seventh i
Grade." These were tied with red.
white and blue ribbons. Upon ar
rival each child was given a card bear
ing a word and he or she immediate
ly began a search for the hatchet
which had been previously hidden
about the room\ The first prize. "The
Life of Washington." was won by
James Burton. he having found a
hatchet for each letter in the word
on his card. The consolation prize
was given to Claud Norris. This wvas
a package of fire crackers and the
word on his card was "Wr. After
an elegant dinner of five courses, the
children tried their skill at pinning
the hatchet on the cut in the cherry
tree. Bernard Shackleford was the
most successful and was given a box
of crystalized cherries. Clarence Ri
kard was consoled with a toy hatchet.
Besides the children of the grade
Mr. W. A. Stuckey, Misses Rachel
McMaster. Alice Jones. Gertrude
Simpson. Carrie Mayes. Engenia and
Susie Summer were also present.
The members of the grade who ac
cepted Miss Summer's hospitality
were: Misses Alice Aull, Sallie Bell
Buford. Lucile Cavenaugh, Sara Cald
well. Anna Dickert. Ellie Dickert,
Mary Lee Dominick. Lucile Fellers,
Emma Fulmer. BannaGreen, Rebec
ca Harmon. Sara Houseal, Dollie
Huiett. Lucy Hill. Bessie Kibler. Re
becca Mahon. Pauline Perry, Annie
Ray. Lillian Smith. Arie Stone. Kate
Suber. Marie Summer. Verna Sum
mer. Lucy Wright. Mary Wright. and
Masters Paul Adams. John Henry
Baxter. Munson Buford. James Bur
ton. Vernon Fellers. Chris Garlington.
Terrell Goggans. Frank Higgins.
Clarence Kinard. Leumas Duinbar.
lad Morris. Robert Langford. Ber
arl Shackleford. Reeder McElveen.
and William Boozer.
~ONEY TO LOAN-We negotiate
.LL 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. Long time and easy payments.
HIunt. Hunt & Hunter.
WWAN'TED 1N EACH State sales
man to sell large line tobaoceo
permanent posltion. Central Tobacco
Works Company, Penicks, Va.
Exercises Commenced Last Night
The Program For The Remain
der of the Exercises.
The c,:ngregation of the Lutheran
church of this city was organized in
18;3 and the first church building ded
icated in 1834. The semi-centennial
of the organization of the congrega
tion of the church is now being cele
brated. the exercises having com
n:..-ed last night with an address by
D:. George B. Cromer on the subject,
Tonight Rev* W. K. Sligh will speak
of "Our Future." and Rev. W. C.
Schaeffer. of Savannah. of "Luther
ans in the South."
On Sunday morning the church will
be consecrated. with sermon by Rev.
MI. G. G. Scherer. D. D., -of the Semi
nary of Mt. Pleasant, Charleston.
On Sunday evening, the pastor will
be installed. with addresses by Rev.
Z. W. Bedenbaugh. president of the
South Carolina Synod and Rev.'S. C.
Pallentine. secretary of the Synod.
lt had been the hope of the con
gregation that Revs. S. P. Hughes, D.
D.. and J. Steck. D. D.. former pas
tors. w .uld be present to speak at a
Sundav afternoon service, but the lat
ter cann.t be present because of ill
nes:. in his family and though several
letters have been written Dr. Hugh
es n.) reply has been received.
The evening services will begin at
On Monday night., February 29.
from 8 to ii o'clock. there will be .
social gathering and congregationa;
reception at the parsonage.
F OR RENT-One 2-horse farm
miles from town. For terms appiy
to D. W. Barre.
YOU will find my Kondike cotton seed
at Geo. McWhirter's store in two
bushel sacks. Call and get the best
cotton seed you ever planted.
3t. THos. F. HAoN.
SEE those pretty Chiffon Turnovers 15c
and 25c at Hair & Havirds.
W ANTED-Special rpentative
in this county and adoining ter
ritories, to represent and advertise an
old established business house of solid
financial standing. Salary $21 weekly,
with expenses, paid each Monday by
cheek direct from headquarters, Ex
penses advanced; position permanent.
We furnish everything,
Address, The Columbia, 630 Monon
Bldg.. Chicago, Ill.
H0UNTER & SANER are running a
saw mill about one mile from city
on road to Lindsay's bridge, and are
prepared to fill all orders for lumber.
NOTICE.-three horse farm land for
rent. Apply to Geo. Leonhirth, Hel
IF YOU want a good pair of Shoes or
Pants, Pair & Havird will price them
GO TO Hair & Havirds for all the lat
est Novelties for Ladies' wear.
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
FOR SALE--A Nice New Residence.
Conveniently arranged in most desir
able residence portion of the city.
Apply at once at this office.
1JOUND-On Ashford Ferry Road.
1'near Pink Harris', 4-weeks old
pig. Owner may get same by calling.
J. A. KBLER.
W ANTED-Men or women local rep
VTresentatives for ahigh class mag
azine. Large commissions. Cash prizes.
v?riteJ. N. Trainer, 80 East Washing
ton Square, New York, N. Y.
FOR RENT.-Store room on Main
Street recently occupied by W.
T. Tarrant. Possession given at once.
For terms and so forth apply to Mrs.
R. L. Paysinger, Newberry, S. C.
W ANTED- Persimmon, Dogwood.
Hickory and Holly Logs. Freight
aid on carloads. James Cockshot.
harleston. S. C.
ILL CONTRACT FOR LIM8
Iited amount of four
foot pine wocd-mill yard
deliv ery-August to De.
L. W. FLOYD,
t Managrer .