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Sheriff Buford Lands An Ecaped Pen
itentiary Convict Near Char
lotte, N. C
Sheriff M. M. Buford captured, near
Charlotte. N. C.. on Friday night.
John Miller, a negro who escaped
from the State penitentiary anthori
ties in igoi. Miller was convicted in
Laurens county of the murder of a
white man, Spence Simpson, and was
sentenced in 1899 to serve lftcen
years in the penitentiary. He es
caped from R. F. Smith's camp. in
Pickens. Sheriff Buford brought his
prisoner to Columbia and turned him
over to the penitentiary authoritie-;.
The Charlotte Observer of Satur
day morning gives the following ac
-count of the capture of Miller in Char
"Miller was captured at i o'clock this
morning in a house near the Hoskins
mill by Sheriff M. M. Buford of New
berry. S. C.. assisted by Policemen
Youngblood and Asbury of this city.
--Ater Miller's escape all trace of
himx was lost until a few davs ago.
when Sheriff Buford learned that '%Iil
ler had been working in or near this
city for six months. Hc arrived here
and with the enerietic assistance of
the two policemen located his man.
"When Sheriff Buford knocked at
the house in which Miller slept last
night it seemed for a minute a. if
blo,odshed must result before the
escaped convict could be captured.
. 'I know what yot want,' he said,
I've got a gun in here and I'll kill the
first man who opens the door.'
'There are three of us here.' an
swered Sheriff Buford, 'and you might
as well surrender. 'If you don't you'll
be killed, sure.'
"And with that all the officers cock
ed their guns audibly and prepared to
break open the door.
"Miller weakened and surrendered.
He will be taken to Columbia to serve
the remaining years of his sentencc.
A reward of $50 was offered for his
capture. The Charlotte policemen
will, of course. get their share of this
Sheriff Buford. since his return to
Newberry, has received a very com
plimentary letter in regard to the cap
ture from Col. D. J. Griffith, superin
tendent of the penitentiary. Col.
-Griffith says of the negro that he has
.yet about twelve years to serve and is
a good able-bodied man and will be
worth to the State about $75 a year.
Continuing. Col. Griffith writes Sheriff
"I wish to congratulate you upon
your success in the capturing of so
many escaped convicts. You have
brought in several since I have been
superintendent. most of them being
captured by yot: in other States. This
-speaks well for you as a county sheriff.
Much success to you."
Miss Sallie Cromer. daughter of
Mr. Charlton Cromer. of the Mollo
hon section. and Mr. \\'right Spoon.
ojf I.au:rens county, were married on
Sunday afternoon by the Rev'. A..
Bowers, at l)r. Howers' residence in
An Unintentional Error.
ln the last issue of the paper it was
stated that Dr. \\. E. L.ake had never
lost a case o,f typ1hoid fever. This was
-an unintentio~nal error. It should
have been stated that D)r. Lake did
not lose a case of typhoid fever dur
ing last year. that is. during the epi
demic from M\ay to November. It is
un'reason.ahle for a doctor n'! t. Ilose
a case of typho'id fever . 2 years.
and having somuch work to do as
Dr. Lahe has bad, but the cases which
IV- has a''t have been few.
Everybody want:s an opportunity.
To do scenething, or to be something.
or to buy something ceneap. The lat
ter is offered to the people of Net
berry at Sunnifer Bros H ardware
Store. Now in.h t'ime. Read their
ad. in ano'ther cI:n
R-Mis L C H enry Ro:len.
S-Alfred Shell. Fannie Swetten
-E, Jan Cwettenburg, Lily Smith.
The Movements of Many People, New
berians and Those Who Visit
Miss Lena Dean has returned to her:
home in Greenville.
Mr. Warren Watts. of Burke. Va.. is
visiting relatives at Helena.
Mr. R. A. Abrams. of Anderson. has
been in the city the past several days.
Mr. Olin Fulmer. of Columbia. has
been in Newberry the past several
Nlrs. 0. C. Stewart has gone to
Leesvi!le on account of the illness of
her mother. Mrs. S. C. Quattlebaum.
Mr. John S. Parks and daughter,
liss Louise Parks, are visiting Mr.
Park's sister. Mrs. Eduard Scholtz.
Mr. E. Cavenaugh went to South
Washington. N. C.. to attenJ the fun
eral of his father. who died on Friday.
Col. James H. Pottle. representing!
the Brotherhood Wine Co., was in
the city yesterday shaking hands with
\lr. J. Polk Mangun. formerly of
thi, county. but now of Augusta.
where he is engaged in business, is i.
the c.1unty visiting relatives and was
in Newberry yesterday.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUTS.
Mayor John W. Earhardt is with
Newberry is having son;e more
Mr. 0. W. LeRoy has sold his place
in the western part of the city to Mr.
1. A. McDowell.
Mr. W. G. Peterson will take sub
scriptions for The Herald and News
and receipt for the same.
The firm of Counts and Dickert has
been dissolved and the business will
hereafter be conducted by Mr. J. L.
There has been no mayor's court
in several days. Several arrests for
minor offences were' made by the po
There was another tie on the elec
tion of a policeman at the meeting
of city council last week. In the
meantime, Mr. Koon continues to
hold the position.
The county pension board will meet
on next Monday to approve the pen
sion roll. This is the last meeting
of the board this year at which appli
cations for pensions will be receivea.
Mrs. J. H. Hair returned from Bal
timore yesterday, accompanied by her
milliner. Miss Belle Pardue. Mrs.
Hair while in the Eastern r.arkets
purchased a varied line of the most
moderiPgoods for the trade.
The Young People's Benevolent so
:iety of the Presbyterian church wvill
conduct a remnant sale on Thursday,
Friday and Saturday. March 3. 4. and
in the vacant st. r: ntext to Smith'
drug store. The yountig pe ple prom
ise that verything will be cheap.
"The Ready \\'oirkers." the young.
ladies' society vf the First Bap,tit
hurch, gave a very p)leasanlt enter
tinent in the A-rmo' ry on Friday'
night. Misses An'ita D)avidson and
Sara Pope wre the committee in.
char.g. Uni.que invitatio ns were is
City counc:i at its a--t meeting ac-I
eeptedl from IDr. (). it. Mayer. presi
dent of the Newherry Real Estate
c"ompany. a ntumber of :,treets which,
haec been laid oti on the Jones prop
erty. on the eastern side of the city.
A\ number of dwellings are going up
on :this property.
FOR A CREAMERY.
Mr. C. G. Voigt To Come To New-.
berry Today and to Talk In the
Court House Tomorrow.
Mlr. C. G. Voigt. of the Easley~
creamery. wvil! c ome to Newberry to
day. on the invitatio'n of Mr. John
se tt. to give information in regard
t. the establishment of a creamery
n N.ewherrv. He wvi!! ink along this
To P. -i he W2omen.
hold a cash sik saAe an;d as :!a:
only one day. it wvould be well to bear
it in mind.
Mixed Train No. 72 On The Southern
Had a Narrow Escape Near Old
Town Friday Night.
There was what appears to be an
attempt to wreck the Southern's mix
ed train No. 72, on Friday night, near
Old Town. in this county. This train
reaches Newberry. going towards Co
lumbia. at 8:.;o at night. When two
miles this side of Old Town on Fii
day night the engineer saw an ob
struction on the track :.bout seventy
five yards ahead of him. and was able
to slow down his engine so as to push
it off with tht. pilot. The obstruction
was found to be a piece of timber,
about 12x12. and about six or seven
feet long, which had been laid across
the track. one end resting on the top
of the rail on one side and the other
end being jammed against the side of
the rail on the other side. Had the
train been running at full speed a
wreck would have been inevitable.
There were on the train from New
herrv "\avor Earhardt. Dr. E. P. 'Mc
Clintock. Alderman Van Smith. City
Clerk T. 0. Stewart. Policeman Koon.
CHAIRMAN H. H. EVANS.
He Has Qualified And Prosposes To
Give The Dispensary A Business
Mlr. H. H. Evans oi. Thursday ap
peared before the secretary of state
and qualified as this chairman of the
b. ard of directors of the state dispen
sary. and at the next succeeding meet
ing he will be the head of the concern
in South Caiolina. which does the
largest business in the state. Messrs.
L. W. Boykin and John Bell Towill
also have qualified as members of the
board. Mr. Evans' commission will
not be issued until the first of March,
at his own request. Mr. Evans yes
terday commended the long pars of
service of Mr. L. J. Williams. the re
tiring chairman, and declared in his
characteristic manner: "I propose to
give 'em the prettiest business admin
istration they have ever had." . The
commissioner makes the appointment
of clerks and employes. Mr. Tattrm,
who takes the office of commissioner
on Tuesday, has declined to make any
statement as to his policy, but judg
ing from Mr. Evans's statement the
new administration will keep all ef
ficient men now ;n the employ of the
state dispensary. Mr. G. H. Charles
will remain clerk to the board, but
no other announcements have been
LEVER WINS CONTEST.
His Seat in Congress is Now Un
WAashington. Feb. 27.-The house
ce mmittee on eler: ions No. i has de
ide the Dentzler-Lever contest
ro m the Seventh South Carolina dis
trict in favor of Lever, the sitting
Foundry and Machine Shops.
Uttenitin is dlirected to the adver
tiement of H udgen., Bros, of Laurens.
S. C.. mane.facturers of all kind, of
mills and repairs. They also carry a
full line of fittings and will giveI
prompt attention to all orders. They'
are. close by andl Newberry people
-hould give them a trial.
Married, in Mt. Tabor Lutheran
church. on Sunday. M r H ayne H amm
and Miss Cora Perdew. daughter of
Mr. 3. R. Perdew. The etremony was
perormed by the Rev. WV. A. Lutz.
Letter to A. P. Boozer, Newberry,
Dear Sir: Porterhiou..e. so much'
neck. no mnch: all the way between.
Just so with p)aint. D)evoe lead-art.
zinc is the porterhouse. Nobody
wants the neck:. hte between. mme1c
:-y. is gvood en. ugh ifor them
tween:-it 1- the old- a-ilnied paint
ut1 zineha c..me in. Zine tough' en'
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More of Less Interest Con
densed in the State.
It is stated that the tobacco acreage
in Florence county will very probably
be not over one-third what it was last
Burglars broke into the bank at
Latta on Thursday night and blew
its vault and safe, but failed to get the
S3..oo which it contained.
Mr. C. 0. Parker. civil engineer,
from Abingdom, Va.. representing
capitalists, in company with B. B.
Evans. of Saluda. was in Wards on
Saturday in the interest of a railroad
, The board of visitors of the South
Carolina Military accademy are con
sidering the question of sending the
corps oif cadets to the Louisiana
Purchase exposition. It is probable
that the cadets will go.
Two handsome new brick buildings
are to be erected at the State peniten
tiary. a guards' quarters and a hos
pital f-,r c(-nsunptives. The latter is
t( cist ablut Sto.ooo and the former
ah ut &.00
The law against slot machines has
gle iItco effect. The machines ex
empted from the provisions if the
law are those which give a certain and
fair return for each coin and in which
there is no element of chance.
Sallie Bookout, a mill operative,
was struck and killed on Thursday
by a car on the new electric line be
twee!" Union and Glenn Springs. The
woman was married. but had been
separated from her husband. Seymour
Gallnian. who was along w%ita her.
was slightly injured by itiaing from
1he end of the trestle. where the acci
The wreck on the Edgefiuld branch
of the Southern railway at Trenton
last week caused the death of a white
man and a negro. An open swtch
caused the passenger to leaxe the
main track and enter the siding. crash
ing into a standing freight car. The
negro killed was in a box car on the
siding. Capt. Rice, the conductor,
was cut in the head in several places.
The jury of ingnest has adjourned
until this week. One report has it
that the switch was left open through
carelessness: another that it was the
malicious act of an outsider.
GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More of Less Interest Con
densed Outside the State.
Two engineers were killed and a
brakeman was fatally injured in the
wreck of a freight train near Henry
Station. Va.. on Saturday.
Seventy-nc of the delegates of the
National Educational ass-)ciation at
Atlanta on Friday visited Booker
Wahington'~s school at Tuckegee,
Ala.. and inspected the institution.
Fire in the Newport News Ship
building company's plant on Friday
night entailed a loss of about $15,o00.
For a while the ten million dullar
plant of the company wvas in danger.
The Wisconsin State Capitol build
ing was practically destroyed by fire
on Saturday morning. The origin of
the fire is believed to have been a
:ghted gas jet in a toilet room on the
second tloor. The loss is estimated at
J. W. Turner and his five-year-old
son were killed at Mlarietta. Ga.. on
Friday night by a train. The whole
Turner family was walking along the
track when they were struck. Other
members of the family. inclutding Mrs.
Trner. were serion:.-y injured and.
Secretary Hlesters weekl:. cotton
tatement. issued on Friday., howed
that for the 179 clays oi the season
that had eiLpsed the ag.tregate was
behimi -he-ae days of last 'ear
Gorge E. Lorenz. of Toledo. Oh i.
house near Bellaire, Ohio, on Thurs
day. caused by a drop of burning oil
from the miner's lamp dropping into
the powder keg, blew the occupants
of the house out into the street, kill
ing a woman and fatally burning
By the fall of a monster scaffold in
the new postoffice building in Chicago
on Friday. one man was killed, an
other was probably fatally injured,
and over a score of workmen had nar
row escapes from being crushed to
death. The scaffold was built from
the main floor of the building directly
beneath its dome to the tenth floor, a
distance of 161 feet. Thirty-five men
were working about the dome at the
time of the accident. but all escaped
unhurt with the exception of the two
mentioned-plasterers. who were
standing on the portion of the scaf
fold which collapsed.
LOST DOG-Bird (,g. black with
white breast and neck.-Lost about
tw, week- ag.. L.ast heard of fol
lowed buggy from Prosperity to
Newberry. Reward if retirned to
A. H. Hawkins
Prosperity, S. C.
MALE HELP WANTED--M%an to
represent, permanently, thorough
Iy responsible mercantile house,
co-operative plan. No book can
vassing. Si.oo week, first year.
$ioo.oo cash and full time required.
Fine opportunity. Co-Operative,
Box 370, Philadelphia. 4tMII
POST FOR SALE-200 Ceder fence
post. -aed or ,;>it an.d 25 tele
phone Post for sale by P. J. Lender,
Rightvell. S. C.
man to deliver and collect; horse
and wagon and SrSo deposit neces
-ary: S2r a week and expenses;
permanent. Franklin, Box 78,
Hickory and Holly Logs.' Freight
paid on carloads. James C6ckshot,
Charleston. S. C.
MONEY 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 $r.ooo. Long time and easy
payments. Hunt. Hunt & Hunter.
WANTED-In each State. salesman
to sell large line tobacco; perma
nent position. Central Tobacco
Works Company, Penicks, Va.
in this county and adjoining terri
tories, to represent and advertise an
old established business house of
solid inancial standing. Salary $21
weekly. with expenses. paid each
Monday by check direct from head
quarters. Expenses advanced: posi
tion permanent. We ftirnish every
thing. A ddress. The' Columbia, 630
.\onon bIg.. Chicago. Ill.
HUNTER & SANDER-Are running
a saw mill about one mile irom the
city on road to Lindsay's bridge,
and are prepared to ni1l all urders
FOR SALE-A Nice New Residence.
Conveniently arranged in most desir
able residence portion of the city.
Apply at once at -this office.
FIVE THOUSANDS Yards of Em
broidery from one to twelve cents
per yard. Special gale at WV. T.
BIG LINE of Negligee Shirts cheap
at WV. T. Tarrant's. 2t.
GOOD BROGAN SHOES at W. T.
Tarrant's, For ten days at Soc. 2t.
EIGHT ROOM HOUSE for sale or
rent. Mladern conv eniences. Apply
to Robt. II. Welch.
id amount of four
foot pine wood-mill yard
dlivry--August to De
L. W. FLOYD,