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Two Negroes Have Confessed to the Rob
bery at Slighs and are Now in Jail
'ainstable E. K. ledenbaugh. of
Prosperity. brought two negroes to
Newvberry vesterdav and lodged
theni in jail. on the charge of en
terin, and robbing the postoffice at
Slighs on Wednesdav night. the
24th of February. The ne,roes
contesse( and. were placed in Jail
on a warrant sworn (ut aw Con
stable iedenbaugh before Fnited
States (*(,mmnissi,)ner Frank L.
The iiegroes were captured
through the efforts of Constable
Bedenbaugh. who has been steadily
working on the case since the rob
bery. ConsaNl Hedenbaugh re
ceived the assitace in several in
tances o; Sh-erit Duford and Mag
istrate B1. 'r. air.
The :ie.re-es are Ned Tol:-I.
about .xas of-; age. and Young
Bridpts. abount i9 years of a:e.
Both 'L:ed near Prosperity. Toland
was reeasd fron the chain gang
abont two %ears a o after haviig
served an eighteen months' sen
tence. i*e 'vent to'Florida at that
tir,e and only returned several
weeks ago. The negroes were ar
rested by Constable Bedenbaugh on
The postoffice at Slighs is lo
cated in the store of Postmaster
Sligh. The entrance. as stated at
the time of the robbery. was made
by boring holes in the side of the
building with a i-inch auger.
From what has been learned from
various sources and from the ne
groes themselves, it appears that
they stole the auger from relatives.
They took from the postoffice about
in monev and about S3 in due
stamps and from Postmaster
Sligh's store they took more than
a half dozen razors. Like all ne
groes. they seemed to have a weak
ness for razors. lanv of these ra
zors have alreadv been secured b\
Constable Bedenbaugh and Sherif
Buford and Magistrate Hair. Some
of them the negroes had sold.
some of them they put away and
Toland was carryi ng one When ar
rested. The postoffice money
drawer. contaiing a number of
stamps, was left about loo yards
from the building on the night of
the robberv and was found next
On Friday after the robbery the
negroes went to Toland's sister's
house and left the stamps there.
At the suggestion of the woman.
the stamps were burned. though
one of the negroes wanted to paste
-them on the wall. The wonan told
the officers all she knew about the
The nirst clue securedl by Con
stable Bedenhaugh was on Sun
day. Toland, having been in Flor
ida for. two y-ears wvas a stranger
in the country. but he was seen go
King towards Little Mlountain on the
>afternoon of the robbery by a ne
*gro who had worked on the chain
gang with him and who told1 Con
stable iedenhaugh that he had seen
Toland. Toland's descripti n ntted
the description of a negro who, had
been seen loitering around that
.afternoon and fromn this clue Con
stable Bedenbaugh wvorked up, his
It was thought at nirst that pos
-sibly one of the negroes had gone
to Columbia and Sheri BuIford
madle a trilp to Columibia. b)ut with
Bridges says that he told Toland
that they- would be in jail in less
than two weeks if they robbed the
office, but Toland 'said he was a
"theological coon"- and couldn't b)e
captured, and Bridges said he
thought it wall all right if Toland
was a "theological coon."
The negroes were given a pre
liminary hearing before Comis
sioner Bynum on yesterday and
were bound over to the United
States court, which convenes in
Greenville (luring the first part of
Simeon Young, Colored. Dead.
Simeon Young. colored. wvho was
a prominent figure in Newberrv
county during the days of negro
rule, died at his home in the city
on Tuesday night. Young held the
office of county commissioner be
Stween 1874 and 1878 and xvas one
Sof the leaders of his party in the
SState, as well as in the county.
His death recalls many stirring in
cidents of the days of the Ku-Klux
DAILY SERVICE FROM SLIGHS.
Another Carrier Ordered On, To Com
mence April 1, Making Both Routes
A letter from Washington yCs
terday conveved the information
that the department had ordered
antother rural free delivery carrier
0n from Slighs. to Commence o,n
Friday. the first of .\pril. This will
give (laly service on the two routes
frm Slighs. which now run only
every other 1av. >trong petitions
were Lrwarlet the (epartiient
askini. that tlls change be Inade.
The petIitions were en-rsel and
ur;:-d y agrssanWyatt .\ik
e:. The iew-: that Air. Aiken has
been necessful in his efforts to
have these rutes made dailv will
ic very grattviin to tile patrons
of the two ro1tes. who will after
the first day of April receive their
mail every day instead of every
other day as at present.
Special Agent A. B. Beasev is in
the county now investigating pend
ing petitions for new routes and
extensions. There have been a
number of unsuccessful efforts for
the establishment of a route
through the St.- Phillips section of
the county and Special Agent Beas
ev was in that section of the coun
ty yesterday. It is very much hoped
that this proposed route will be
put into effect. It is greatly needed.
SUIT AGAINST THE TOWN.
It Will Be Brought On Gr,und That the
Authorities Interfered With Inter
State Conmerce Law.
It is understood that Mr. F. H.
Dominick. as attornev for a travel
ing; salesman who was taken into
custody here some time ago and
convicted of violating the license
ordinance. will enter suit against
the city for damages on the ground
that said action on the part of the
city authorites was in violation of
the inter-state commerce laws. i
The traveling salesman referred
to represents a tobacco house doing
bnsiness outside the State. He
was taken into custody by the au
thorities here i-r posting tobaccoi
s-%isAvithout a bill pos'ter's license.
Ie x;as found guilty in the mayor's
court an( sentenced to pay a tine
Sf .!.o. Anz appeal was taken to
the circuit court.
It is understo--d that Mr. Doni
nick as attorner. will file his com
plaint in the case for damages with
ing the next few days.
It will be seen that the suit will
inl I sense be a test of the legalitv
)f the license ordinance. but will be
brought simply on the ground that
in a speciic instance the municipal
a,uthorities interferedl w ith the laws
regulating initer-state conmmerce.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUTS
. !ijs Grace Jones. of Abbeville.
is visiting fricn is and relatives in
.\l isses Azile l 'oo!1 and I lelen
:,iver have returne(d from Newv
I rleanls. wvhere ther~ attend.ed the
.\r. aind .\rs. 1. 5. Parks and
.\iss Eloise P'eck~hamt. of Patch
ogue. I.ong Islanil City. N. Y.. are
visiting M1r. and .lrs. Eduard'
.r. Thos. M1. Roebuck is visiting
at Kingsland. (;a.
.\r. 1. E. Renwick. of Union.
was in'.Newvberrv this week to at
tend the marriage of his sister.
Col. George Johnstone of the
Xewberry bar is in the city, stop
ping at ~the Mlansion House.-j
G;reenviile News, 3d.
The regular meeting of the La
(ies' Aid society of the Lutheran
Church of the 'Redeemer will be
held at the parsonage on Monday
afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Mes
dames lloyd Epting and B. 0.
Epting will b)e tihe hostesses.
The Woman's Foreign Missionary Society.
The WVomans Foreign 1lission
arv Society of Central Methodist
church wvil meet at the home of
.\lrs. Y. J. Pope next Monday p.
mn.. at 3:30 o'clock.
It is hoped that all the members
wil; be present and that all the as
sesments will be met in full as this
is the last meeting of the mission
Mrs. E. Cavenaugh, Pres.
Miss Edith Henderson. Sec.
Program for the Annual Celebration of the
Literary Societies of Newberry
The full program has been ar
ranged for the approaching anni
versarv celebration of the literarv
societies of Newberrv college. The
exercises will be held in the opera
house on the evening the 18th of
The exercises will be opened
with an address by President 11. J.
i1lack. of the l'hrenakosmian sucie
The Excelsior orator. Mr. L. P.
Kilgore. will deliver an oration on
the subject. 1Labor the Price ci
The joint debate between the Ex
celsior and Phrenakosmian socie
ties will be uipon the question. "Re
solved. That the recognition of the
independence of Panama by the
United States was justifiable."
Messrs. E. B. Hallman and J. R.
McKittrick. of the Excelsior so
ciety. will uphold the affirmative
side of the question. and Messrs.
J. C. Lvbrand and J. R. Fulmer,
of the Phrenakosmian society. the
The Phrenakosmian orator, Mr.
R. W. Frick. will deliver an ora
tion on the subject, "Our Nation's
Miss Bertha Davidson, repre
senting the Philomathean society,
the young ladies' society of the col
lege, will read an essay. Miss Da
vi(son's sub)ect is. "Women
In the presence of a small num,,
.tr of relatives and friends. Mr.
Wvckliffe T. Austin and Miss
I arv Renwick were married at
t!e home of the bride's parents. in
tl:e Beth Enen section of the coun
ty, on Wednesdav morning at 9-30
-'clock. The ceremony was per
forred by Dr. E. P. McClintock.
The bride is a daughter of Dr.
and M--s. M. A. Renwick. She is
a popular and accomplished voung
ladv and her manv friends in the
e--untv very much regret to lose
ler rom anmn them. ir. Aus
i:n is (ne of Greenville county's
energetic and successful planters
a.d business men.
Mr. and Mrs. Austin's many'
friedc.1s here and throughout the
State wish for them that their life
ti!gether may be full of happiness.
I-imediatelv after the ceremony
on Wednesdav morning Mr. ana
Mrs. Austin left for Mr. Austin's
home;c in Greenville county.
Case Against C. H. Counts.
The p)relinfinary hearing in the
~:se of C. Hi. Counts. oif Pomaria.
~'argedl with violating the dispen
;rv :aw, wvhich was set for v'ester
:i' was ipostp)oned, on the ~State's
m-wi,m until F'ridav, the 18th of
('limts wxas arrested some time
.oion a warrant sworn out by
:aistrate Suber. ( )n motion of
h;is attorners. M\essrs. F. H. D)omi
n'ick and Cole. L. Blease. a change
of venue was grantedl to the court
of' Magistrate Adams. of No. 3
To': ship. The p)reliminary' hear
ing w:s demianded by the defense.
:d was set for yesterday.
T'he dlefense was ready when the
case was called yesterday both of
vtiunts' attorners. Messrs. Domi
nick and Blease. being present. On
a:tice of Constable Hopkins. who,
sistedl by Magistrate WV. F. Su
her, represented the State. the hear
ing was continued as stated , so that
tlhe preliminary will be held before
Magistrate Adams on the 18th.
Meterological Record For Febr-ary.
Temperature: Mean maximum.
p I.1; mean minimum. 33.4 : mean.
42-3 : maximum. 72 : (late. 7th:
minimum. 22 : date. i11th: greatest
daily ange. 4.
Precipitation: Total. 4.18 inch
es: greatest in 24 hours. t.07: date.
Number of Days : With .or inch
or more precipitation. 13: clear. 12:
part cloudy. 3 : cloudy. 14.
Dates of: Killing frost, 2d. 3,
4th : thunder storm. 7th : sleet. rioth.
'Rainfall for 2 months. 7.84
WV. G. Peterson.
New Democratic Club of About Thirty
Five Members Organized at the
A democratic club of about thir
ty-five members was organized at
the Mollohc- mill on Tuesday night
The organ nion was effected at a
meeting heIrt in Smith. Wilson &
The following officers were elect
President. A. L. Knight.
Vice-president, A.. .\l. Mills, and
1. H Uendcerson.
'Secretar\- and Treasurer. W. 0.
F. D. IIenderson was chosen a
member of the county executive
lessrs. J. G. Lewis. N. W.
Campbell and I. T. Timmerman
were chosen members of the regis
Messrs. W. 0. Wilson, T. D.
Crews and Robert Johnson were
chosen members of the executive
Molohon was chosen as the name
of the club.
FOR A CREAMERY.
A Numaber of Gentlemen Interested and
Prospects are Brtght for Its
Mr. C. G. Voigt, the creamery
expert who is at present engaged
in the construction of a $io,ooo
!1ant in Union. spent Wednesday
land WVednesday night in New%
r I special request of gen
tleIe -iho ar :intercsted in the
est ishn:ent w: such an enterprise
in Newberry. Ar. Voigt and a
:tl;er tt mese gentlemen inter
ste(l were eitcrtained at an in
formal sinoker by Mr. S. P. Crot
well at his residence on Wednes
day night. at which time Mr. \-oigt
fully set forth the probable c-St
and the prospects for a successful
industry of this kind here. Mr.
\ oigt tal!: and information
created a very favorable impression
aiong thcst- present and it seems
pr obable ow that a creamery will
be established here. with Mr. Voigt
or li;s brother. who is also an ex
p rt in' this line. in charge. Sev
eral gentlemen who were seen yes
terday are very enthusiastic over
A meeting of those interested in
the proposed enterprise wil! be held
(n Saturday. at which time the situ
ation will le fully discussed. and if
it is decided to launch the enter
prise. sonie deninite plan will be
ROBBING GRAVES OF FLOWERS.
Complaint mTt Such Conduct Has Been
Carried On In Rosesa nt Cemetery.
Thexre has been complaint during
thne p)ast few days that the graves
in Rosetmont cemetery are being
rolbe of n1towers. A specinec in
stance of such outrageous condluct
w 'as stated to a representatIve or
The Ileraldl and News yesterday.
it is safe to say that if there are
any more instances of this kind
those who are guilty wvill be caught
and punished. hut it is very much
hoped that there will he no neccssi
ty for the applicati. n of stringent
The Library Associatioln.
There will he a meeting of the
L ibrary association next Tuesday
afternoon at four o'clock in the p)ar
lors of the Central Methodist
church. Any ladies who were not
present at tiie first meeting are
earnestly reauested to attend anid
assist in the permanent orgamiza
Ition of a library association and the
securing of a library. The consti
tutional committee will have their
renort ready and the election of of
tneers will follow.
Mrs. T. E. Norwood.
Will Not Run for Legislature.
M r. Editor : Please :d!ow me
osa: th;i i wil not he a candidlate
for the' legi atm-' The' Pc'Pl'I
whom I bh,. ha the homnor to
m 'e as npI.istr-: say that I can
he of mo re service to rher ean
ing wvhere I am.
. T-. C-hapnel.
LOST DOG-Bird dog, black with
white breast and neck.-Lost about
two weeks ago. Last heard of fol
lowed buggy from Prosperity to
Newberry. Reward if returned to
A. H. Hawkins
Prosperv S. C.
fALE~~NELP ~W~ANTED -Man to
represent, permanently, thorough
Iy responsible mercantile house.
co-operative plan. No book can
vassing. $i8.oo week, first year.
$ioo.oo cash and full time required.
Fine opportunity. Co-Operative,
Box 370, Philadelphia. 4tMII
POST FOR~SALE-o~o Cede~r fence
post. sawed or split and 25 tele
phone Post for sale by P. J. Lender,
Rightwell. S. C.
MANUFACTIRER-W ants reliable
man to deliver and collect; horse
and wagon and 'Si;o deposit neces
sary: S2r a week and expenses;
permanent. Franklin. Box 78,
Hickory and Holly Logs. ' Freight
paid on carloads. James Cockshot.
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 $i.ooo. Long time and easy
payments. Hunt, Hunt & Hunter.
WANTED-In each State. salesman
to sell large line tobacco; perma
nent position. Central Tobacco
Wor!:F Company. Peni:ks. Va.
in this county and adjoining terr
tor:-.-. . :. peser and a:ivertise an
sclid tinar:ia! standing. Salary $2:
weekly. with expense-. paid each
- :ay b cl:cck direct -ronm ea
quarters. Expenses advanced: pos
tion ve-mianent.W- uns ever
hin.Ad re-. Te C--umbia, 6.-o
. "I"n l .. Chica"o, T!!1.
HUNTER & SANDER-Are running
a Saw n1il ab,o:: )ne r.ile :':n the
city on road to Lindsay' bridge.
:i ; :~ ::rPrrd: :.Eall order-s
fcr lim Iei-.
FOR SALL-A Nice New Residence.
C 1iven:nt7 arr.anl.red ::::r desir
7e,! ! re ience: p -ir. of it:City
A at 4-tnce at tiis otice.
FIVE~THOOSA~NbS Yards of Em
broiderv from one to twelve cents
.r y,ar, . Special sale at, W. T.
BIG LINE of Neglig.-e Shirts cheap
a: W. T. Tarrant's. 2t.
GOOD BROGAN SHOES at W.T.
Tarrant's.. For ten days at Soc. 2t.
XE\\- ST( )CK WALL PAPER
IF Y()V SEE Ol'R BEAUT'
jul pettico)ats "The 7.:e" you
wijll b)e sure :) bu . (Come took,
at W\oote n's.
Et )R R ENT-Five-room house,
wvith stab)le. orchard and garden.
A\pply to J. H. -\lccullough.
EIGH T ROO?OI HOUSE for sale or
rent. ll Miern conv-eniences. Apply
Notice is hereby giv::n that an elec
:i. w:! he held inSch.oo Distrie:
No. ;u. c: Tuesdayv. :he 1:hI day of
.arch. muo4. upon the question of
leving a one-half mil: special tax for
::o benent of the scho'ol located ia
TOH~N C. AULL,
E. P. LAKE.
W ILL CONTRACT FOR LIM
Tited amount of four
foot pine wood-mill yard
deliv ery-August to De
L. W. FLOYD,
PULASKI LODGE NO. 20.
Gr.ade aS c an buizda nistnors eo