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MR. J. H. HAIR REPLIES.
He Has Worked For Mr. Williams in
the Second But Has Done
In the congressional campaign now
in progress in the Second district, to
nominate a successor to the late Con
gressman Croft. Mr. Theodore G.
Croft. son of the late Congressman
Croft, has made the charge that Mr.
J. H. Hair, of this city, has been trav
eling 'over the district reporting that
Mr. Croft or the family was to get
the $5,ooo salary for the unexpired
term. At the Aiken meeting it is re
ported that young Mr. Croft "said
with feeling that he regretted very
much that personal affairs had to be
brought into the race. and he asked
the audience t" allow hinm n1w
to explain the matter of the
S..ooo appropriatio-n fr, oi con
gress to hi :nother. and urged :bat
if that appropriation was made it
would not help or hurt any of his Op
nt and that le would get no per
sonal ql-d out of the allowance. but
that i. would g- to his mother. He,
was sorry that the matter had been
brought into the contest at all. ar.u
remarked that he thanked God that the
Mr. Hair who was talking about the
matter was in no way related to his
father's secretary, who bore the same
Mr. Hair states in reply to Mr.
Croft that he is a native of B4rnwell.
which is in the Second district. and
was there born and reared: that he
lived in Aiken, also in the Second dis
trict, for twenty-five years, and that
he has lived in Newberry for the past
seven years. He says that he was in
Barnwell and Aiken in the interest
of his friend. Mr. L. J. Williams. and
he feels that he had a right to be
there. He says he did what he could
honorably. openly. and above board.
and that he has no regrets nor apolo
As to Mr. Croft's thanks to God that
he (Mr. Hair) is related in no way
to the late Congressman Croft's sec
retary. Mr. Hair says this is an im
material matter. having nothing what
ever to do with the question at issue.
And yet, as a matter of fact, he says
that he is a second cousin of the late
Congressman Croft's secretary.
Mr. Hair states that he was under
the imp.ession that, as young Mr.
Croft was running only for his father's
unexpired term. that he was doing
so in order that his family might have
the benefit of the salary accruing to
the position and that he did show to
certain parties in the district the fol
lowing telegram sent from Washing
ton by a gentleman in position to
know the facts:
"Washington. March 18.
-To the widow. any accrued unpaid
salary. Last session house gave
straight $5.ooo to widow or legal
heirs, and precedent will be followed
this session. This is the statement oif
chairman oft ai>pro.priationt com'mit
A great many people thotught that
Mr. Croft should have the unexpired
term in order that the family should
not he dleprived of the salary. In re
ply to this sentiment Mr. H lair ex
hibited the telegram.
Mr. Hair says this is the whole
story, that he has ntothing~ to conc-eal.
nor any apologies. to otfer o' any ''ne.
Mr. Hair has lived in Newberry
for some years and is known and re
spected here. He has held many po
sitions of honor in the s;cret orders
here. and is at present Great Prophet
of the Great Coj:nei! I mpro'ved Order
of Red Men of the state. having
served one year as Great Sachem.
Threw It In the River.
Mr. Roland G. Spearmian's bicycle.
which was stolen from Main street
in front of the telephone exchange.
several days ago was found in Bush
river on Saturday night. The discov
ery was made by negroes. who noti
fied parties in tor.vn. The bicycle was
s'ent for and brought to town in an
alnmost worthless condition. It is
supposed that whoever rode the wheel
off broke it in some wvay and preferred
pitching it in the river to dragging it
The Parlor Concert.
The parlor concert atthe parsonage
of the Lutheran Chturch of the Re
deemer on Saturday afternoon was
attended by a large audience and was
a very delightful occasion. The
greater portion of the numbers were
by the children and such thatth
children could appreciate, but were
enjoyed by all alike. Refreshments
The Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Chief of Police C. W. Bishop spent
Sunday in Columbia.
Mr. E. A. Carlisle has been in the
city the past several days. He leaves
on his travels this morning.
Mrs. M. L. Spearman returned yes
terday from Augusta. where she has
been visiting her sister. Mrs. Duncan
Mr. Eugene S. Werts and Dr. Van
Smith went to Sunmter yesterday to
attend the meeting of the Great Coun
cil. Improved Order of Red Men.
Messrs. Geo. S. Mower. F. H.
Dominick. A. J. S. Langford. S. H.
M1cLean. G. NJ. B. Epting. and T. (y
Daniels have gone to Charlesti-ii toi
attend a meeting of the Shrinter:.
Grand laster Cole. L. Blease. of
the Independent Order of Odd Fel
lows. delivered an address at Inmian.
in Spartanburg county. on Saturday
night. in the interest of the order.
Mrs. Jeff Evans and daughter, -Miss
Bessie Evans. and 'Mrs. M. A. Evans,
went to Kinards last week to visit
Dr. 0. B. Evans before going -to
Roanoke. Va.. Mrs. Jeff Evans'
Messrs. Otto Klettner and I. 0.
Burton ) delegates; Great Prophet
Jos. H. Hair. Great Junior Sagamore
Cole. L. Blease. and Messrs. John M.
Taylor, S. G. Carter and J. M.
Guin went to Sumter yesterday to
attend the meeting of the Great Coun
cil Improved Order of Red Men.
which meets in Sumter this morning.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
ase by the 4muncil yesterday.
The Spinster's Return, given in the
>pera house on Friday night. was a
success. There was a large audience
n attendance and the evening was
enjoyed by those present.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Newberry Warehouse
company will be held at their office,
over Summer Brothers' store, on
Wednesday. April >oth, at to o'clock
News was received in Newberry on
Saturday that Caspar C. Stewart
had lost the little finger of his left
hand by having it caught in the ma
chinery at his oil mill at Bishopville.
The street sprinkler was put into
COUNTY SUMMER SCHOOL.
It will Begin On June 13, Continuing
Until July 8-Information
S ome time ago State Superinten
:ent, of Education 0. B. M1artin ad-1
-ressed a letter to the various county
opllerintendents of education through
ut the state asking their opinion as
to the desirability of holding summer
schools for the teachers in their
counties. It was stated that last sum
mer many of the schools had such
small attendance that there was little
result and in those counties where it
was not thought an attendance of
ortv could be secured, it was desired
to combine two or more county
schools into district schools.
County Superintendent of Educa
tion Eugene S. Werts is confident in
his belief that he can secure a suffi
ciently large attendance to warrant
the holding of a summer school in
Newberry county and he will so noti
y the state superintendent. The
school will begin on June 13 and con
tinue until the 8th of July. the ses
sions to be held in the Boundary
street school building.
Superintendent Werts will this week
address a letter to the teachers
throughout the county requesting cer
tain information which he desires to
secure in regard to this school and
hopes this matter will be given
prompt and careful attention by the
It Was Cold.
Newberry shivered on the tenth or
April this year. Sunday was a cold
day and windy, and withal very dis
agreable. Overcoats and wraps were
in evidence and fires were necesary
throughout the day. This is a little
late for so cold weather. Yesterday
it was considerably warmer, much to
the relief of those who had already
discrded their winter clothincr.
SONS OF VETERANS.
Delegates to State Reunion Chosen
Memorial Day Committee
The John M. Kinard Camp. Sons
of Confederate Veterans, held a meet
ing in the court house on Friday af
ternoon for the purpose of choosing
delegates to the approaching state
and general reunions and to take ac
tion looking towards the approaching
It was decided to place the appoint
ment of delegates to the general re
union, at Nashville, in the hands of
the commander. Mr. F. N. Martin.
The following delegates and alter
nates were chosen to the approach
ing state reunion in Charleston:
Messrs. John M. Kinard, J. Y. Mc
Fall. F. L. Bynum. and F. N. Martin:
.\ltena:s: Messrs. XV. H. Hunt. T.
H1. Pope. C. ). \\'eeks. and J. B. Hun
Thc delegates to each of the re
unions will choose their own sponsor.
Messrs. C. D. Weeks. J. B. Hunter
and W. A. McFall were appointed a
committee to meet a committee from
the Drayton Rutherford Chapter.
Daughters of the Confederacy. to
make arrangements for the proper
observance of Memorial day.
The Banks Case.
The case in the mayor's court
against Butler Banks. Tom Banks
and Ernest Banks. tried by jury on
Friday morning. resulted in the con
viction of Butler Banks. the father.
on the charge of obstructing an offi
cer in the discharge of his duty, and
the acquittal of the two sons. Tom
and Ernest Banks.
The three were brought to t.rial on
the charge of violating Chap. 5, Sec.
4. of the ordinances of the town by
obstructing a policeman in the dis
charge of his duties. on Saturday, the
2nd of April. The defendants were
represented by George Johnstone and
the town by City Attorney Blease. A
jury was demanded and the following
jury empanelled: R. Y. Leavell, fore
man: S. B. Jones. E. Cabaniss, J. R.
Green. J. H. Hair and 0. Klettner.
Mr. Klettner was excused and the
case went to trial with five jurors.
After hearing the testimony and ar
guments by counsel a verdict of
guilty was returned as to Butler
Banks and not guilty as to Tom and
Ernest Banks. Butler Banks was sen
tenced to pay a fine of $1o or to serve
fifteen days' imprisonment.
The case excited a great deal of in
terest and the mayor's court was
crowded during the hearing of the
testimony and the arguments.
OIL MILL FOR POMARIA.
Committee Appointed to Solicit Sub
scriptions-Stock placed at
$20 Per Share.
Ponmaria. April t t.-At a meeting
called in the interest of establishing
an oil mill at Pomaria. Mr. J. WV.
Summer was elected chairman and
Mr. Thos. E. Hentz was chosen sec
A great dleal of interest was mani
fested in the proposed enterprise, and
the following co'mmittee was appoint
ed to solicit subscriptions to the cap
ital stock: R. H. Hipp. B. M. Setzler.
Thomas E. Hentz, John J. Hentz. D.
The committee will report to a
meeting to be held on Saturday. the
23d inst.. at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
The stock was placed at $20 per
Daughters of the Confederacy.
The Daughters of the Confederacy
held a very delightful meeting with
Mrs. James Mcintosh. at which time
a committee was appointed to meet
with the Sons to arrange for suitable
exercises on the approaching Memor
ial day. A note of thanks from Mrs.
Gordon was read by the president.
Mrs. J. W. M. Simmons read a paper
and Mrs. WV. H. Carwile read a poem,
"At Gettysburg." Miss Bernice Mar
tin recited "The Lone Sentry."
Reports were heard from the com
mittee appointed to plant tlowers on
the graves of Calvin Crozier and other
Refreshments were s.erved includ
ing a v'ery delightful salad course.
"Sonny." said the good old man,
"I'm surprised that you should tease
that cat in that way."
"Why." replied the bad boy. paus
ing in his inhuman work. "do you
ON THE DIAMOND.
Newberry to Meet the Skyscrapers
This Afternoon-The Two
Newberry will cross bats with the
Skyscrapers. from Columbia, on the
local diamond this afternoon. The
game will be called at 4 o'clock. The
Skyscrapers are Columbia's profes
sional aggregation got together for
this season. Newberry is going to
play professional ball herself this af
ternoon and the game promises to be
close and exciting. This will be the
last game on the local diamond until
the 28th of this month.
Newberry college placed two
games on a silver platter and tender
ed them to Erskine last week. and
Erskine accepted the gift. That is
ab-ut what it amounts to. Both
games were 1n the Newberry dia
m-nd. the first on Friday afternoon
and the second on Saturday morning.
In the first game for eight innings
the score remained o to o and those
in attendance were being treated to
as pretty an exhibition of the national
sport as one could wish to see. And
when the ninth inning came Newber
rv took the stick and added another
to the eight in her nest. Then it was
that the first present was made. In
excusable errors were made by New
betrry and Erskine scored. making
the score I to 0.
Simpson pitched a beautiful game
for Newberry. aAlowing 5 hits and
striking out 12 men. Barron was in
the box for Erskine and his pitching
was one of the features.
Errors: Newberry 3. Erskine i.
The game was played in one hour
and ten minutes.
The dose was repeated next morn
ing in the same way. except that it
was administered in the tenth inning.
The score stood 8 to 8 at the end of
the ninth inning. Then in the tenth
Newberry got ragged and Erskine
scored, making the score at the end of
the game 9 to 8. Simpson went in
the box for Newberry in the fifth in
ning. It is needless to say that he
pitched a good game. He never
pitches any but a good game.
Newberry: Hits 6. errors 12.
Erskine: Hits io, errors 4.
The Newberry team will go to
Charleston on Thursday to play the
College of Charleston on Friday af
ternoon and the Citadel on Saturday.
HEARTS AND DIAMONDS.
A Play to Be Presented Thursday
Night For Benefit of Library
"Hearts and Diamonds.'' a very ex
cellent play, will ,be presented in the
opera house on Thuirsday night tunder
the auspices of and for the benefit
of the Newberry Library association.
This play, which is by Laurens peo
ple, was recently presented in Lau
rens. andl was a great success, nearly
$150 being made on the performance.
It is hoped very much by the ladies of
the Library association that there will
be a full autdience at the performance
on Thursday night. both because the
play is well worth seeing, and because
the proceeds will be applied for the
benefit of the Library association in
Newberry. which is a very worthy
purpose. The price of admission will
be 35 cents for reserved seats: gener
al admission. 25 cents.
New Oil Mill To Be Organized Next
Saturday, April 15th, at
II a. mn.
Notice is hereby given to all per
Sons who have.subscribed to the capi
tal stock of the new oil mill that there
will be an important meeting of sub
scribers held at Newberry on next
Saturday. April 15th. at tt a. nm. A
constitution will be adopted and onfi
cers elected and salaries fixed. Let
every subscriber come in person or
send written authority for some one
to represent him. No one will be al
lowed to' represent you without writ
Sam P. Crotwell.
All persons are forbidden to tres
pass on the Fed Paysinger place in
this county, by hunting, fishing or
otherwise. Trespassers will be pros
ecuited to the full extent of the law.
Change in Schedule.
Commencing on the 17th of this
month the early morning train on the
Southern from Hodges to Columbia
will run on a schedule an hour faster
than the present schedule. so that in
stead of reaching Columbia at 11:30,
as at present. it will arrive in Co
lumbia at 10:40.
AGENTS WANTED: .To sell Flex
ible Black Roofing Paint to deal
ers, factories and mills. A superior
pait at a reasonable price. Guar
anteed for five year.. Liberal com
mission and exclusive territory
given to reliable salesmen. Fed
eral Paint CQmpany. Cleveland,
WANTED-The buying public to
know that we have a carload of
high-grade buggies on hand which
we will sell for cash or on easy
terms. Aull & Hipp. Pomaria. S. C.
ANY ONE HIRING OR HARBOR
ing Robert Boozer. a boy about 16
years old, who is under a contract
with me. will lay themselves liable
to the law. J. B. Kempson.
REPAIRING DONE OF ALL
kinds by Shockley & Livingston,
in front of the jail.
MY JACK "PHOBE," for service at
my residence. JOHN M. SCHUM
LUMBER OF ALL KINDS
Dressed by Schockley & Living
MONEY TO LEND-Long time;
8 per ce'nt.! easy terms. John
stone & Cromer.
IF YOU WANT A HOUSE
built it will pay to consult
Shockley & Livingston.
JACK FOR SERVICE, apply to M.
BIG LOT OF Thomas Smoothing
and Cutaway harrows to go at
cost: J. W. White.
STOLEN BICYCLE-Lookout for a
bicvcle with one handle crank
touching frame each revolution of
wheel. Stolen Saturday. Reward of
fered for return of bicycle and proof
of guilty party. Rowland G. Spear
man. Newberry. S. C.
man to deliver and collect; horse
and wagon and $r5o deposit neces
sary; $21 a week and expenses;
permanent. Franklin. Box 78,
IF YOU WANT FIRST CLASS
work done call on Shockley &
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.
BUY YOUR LUMBER. LATHS,
Shingles. etc.. of Shockley &
in this county and adjoining terri
tories, to represent and advertise an
old established business house of
solid fmnancial standing. Salary $2r
weekly, with expenses, paid each
Monday by check direct from head
quarters. Expenses advanced; posi
tion permanent. We furnish:.every
thing. Address, The Columbia, 630
Monon BIg., Chicago, Ill.
HUNTER & SANER-Are run
ning a saw mill about two miles
from the city, on the Langford
mill road, and are prepared to
fill all orders for lumber.
EIGHT ROOM HOUSE for sale or
rent. Modern conveniences. Apply
to Robt. H. Welch.