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OL. XL. NO. 91. NEWBERRY. S. C.. TUESDAY. APRIL 26. 1904 TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
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TI STONE HILLS
MRS-OF TOWNSHIP N0.41
THE EARLY DAYS OF THE
DUTCH AND IRISH.
The Editor Attends a Pleasant School
Ekhibition at O'Neall
One of the best sectionS of South
Carolina is the stone hills of No. 9
.wiship. in Newberry county. In
the early days of the county there was
strong feeling between the Dutch and
Irish. On one occasion the feeling
was %4) bitter that when some of the
Irish discovered that they had bought
land across the road, which was
known as the "dead line. on the Dutch
side. they immediately sold out, and
moved back on the Irish side of the
road. It is recorded. however, that
this "dead line" was obliterated when
a gay young Irishman. Capt. Matthew
Hall. as casting about for a life
partner. and stole across the line ana
captured a noble daughter of a Dutch
sire, Miss Polly Schumpert by name,
a4d carried her back to live among
the Irish. Then later one George
Dominick took vengeance upon the
Irish by crossing the line and cap
turing Miss Sallie Hunter. a charming
irish damsel, and making of her a
good Dutch wife and helpmate. After
this the excitement subsided and the
force of the dead line was broken.
They married and inter-married and
we have now in this section the
Dutch-Irish and the Irish-Dutch citi
zenship. which for honesty of purpose.
thrift, and industry is not to be ex
It was the editor's pleasure ano
privilege to spend last Saturday withi
these good people and enjoy a good
old Dutch-Irish picnic dinner and also
one of the best school exhibitions he
has attended in a long time.
This was at O'Neall academy.
taught by Prof. T. M. Mills. The
school has had a very successful ses
sion of eight months and the attend
ance has been between fifty and sixty
pupils. The exercises, as will be seen
from the program. included all the
children. The children in performing
their various parts demonstrated care
ful and thorough training on the part
of the teacher. Every one performed
his or her part without a hitch and the
large madince was delighted and
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rice. Keep the flies oui
TilE BEST MADE Stain
BEST CWfoTINI us a 4
Co. ClAu a4k all
everyone spoke in praise oi teacher
These e.xercises do.ood in the train
ing which they furnM;"the children
and also in the interest which they
awaken in the school oi the part of
the patrons and parents. f
The exercises of the . school con
sisted of dialogues. recitations. and
music. In the afternoon there was a
contest by seven young ladies for a
prize for the best declamation and
then a contest by ive young men for
a similiar prize. The prizes were
beautiful gold- pins given . by the
thoughtiulness of the teacher.
The committee to award the prizes
was: Rev. W. A. Lutz. Dr. C. T.
Wyche. Prof. J. S. Wheeler. Hon.
Cole. L. Blease and Col. E. H. Aull.
Th'e prize to the young lady was won
by Miss Lou Harmon. with honorable
mention of Miss Eunice Shealy. and
was presented by Mr. Blease.
The prize to the young man was
won by Mr. Jerome Morris. with hon
orable mention of Mr. Fred Koon.
The presentation was made by Mr.
All of the boys and girls in both
contests recited their pieces well.
The folowing is the program of the
Song. -Sweet By-and-By."--By the
Speech. "A Good Little Boy"-Ar
Concert. "What We Love."-9
Little Girls: 4 boys.
Dialogue. "Courting Under Diffi
culties.-2 Males: Female.
Concert. "Young America.--2
Boys: i5 Girls.
Dialogue. "The School master."
Recitation. "An Incident of the
Tableau. "Woman's Rights."-2
Dialogue. "The May Party."--Boys
Something. "Look at Us."-2 Males.
Song. "Red. White and Blue."
Dialogue. "Courting Mother Goose,"
-Various Characters. -
Declamation. "The Black Horse and
His Rider.-Oscar Wxessinger.
Dialogue. "Dr. Cure-AI."-3 Males;
Hoes that ever came
by buying your Screen
A big lot Just Receive
r stock of Paints, Varnishes, Oil
s, Enamels, Colors, Leads, Putt
, Wood Fillers, Tar Paper, Roof Pair
sco, Hard Oil, is the most complete
-ity, and we would thank you to ct
aspect our stock. We are always gl:
e you whether you buy or not-con
ggies and Harness at prices to astoni!
The most and prettiest you er
ne and Cement at lowest prices. Gii
:e lot of Water Buckets, and Tnt
dar wood, going at lowest prices.
Prize Contest by Girls: "Maiden's
Psalm of Life," Lula Martin; "Why
Should the Spirit of Mortal be
Proud," Maude Mills: "Somebody's
D-ling," Cora Wise; . "You Put
No Flowers on My Papa's Grave,"
Bertha Mills; "Nobody's Child,"
Eunice Shealy: "Curfew Must Not
Ring Tonight." Lou Harmon; "The
Gambler's Wife." Mary Long.
Contest by Boys; "An Appeal for
Temperance." Willie Mills; "The
Deadbeat- in Politics." Cole Wes
singer: "The Deathbed of Benedict
Arnold." Fred Koon: "Desire To Be
Remembered." Olin Shealy; "The
American Flag." Jerome Morris.
Decision of Judges and- Deliver
ing of Prizes.
Parting Song. "God be with- You
Till We meet Again."
After the program by the children
Rev. W. A. Lutz was introduced and
spoke to the people on the value of
Col. W. H. Hunt. who had been in
vited to deliver the address before the
school, spoke in eloquent terms of
the useful citizen.
After this short talks were made by
Mr. Blease and Mr. Aull and then the
parting song was rendered by the
This O'Neall section is a prosperous
portion of Newberry county. The
people live at home and make some
money every. year. It is also a thick
iy settled section. From the time you
leave Prosperity. you never get Out
of sight of a farm house. The houses
are mostly of 'modern build and
painted. The farms are well cultivated
and land is high. In fact it is diffi
cult to buy it at any price. The farms
are, as a rule, small farms, owned and
worked by the white people. Peace
and plenty are evidenced on every
The editor spent an hour in the
afternoon with Capt. W. H. Long. It
is pleasant to hear him talk of old
times and especially of the war in
which he was a brave soldier. He has
a Mexican dollar which he prizes very
highly and which he says was paid
him by Jefferson Davis, at Greens
boro. for his service during the war.
He was one of a garrison of forty at
this place during the latter part of
tewar, and received this silver dol
to Newberry. Every I
Windows and Doors at
d at Summer Bros.
,, SAVES YOUR
THE MOST PERFE
YOU CAN APPLY IT
Made in Ten
Put up In I Gaon, t
lar. which he prizes very highly. He
has many other relics of those trying
days and is full of thrilling experi
ences. Capt. Long lives at Snokey
Town and is thoroughly familiar with
I the history of that section.
The day was pleasantly spent. It
is always pleasant to get away from
the hum drum and out in the country.
where people are happy and content
ed. This day and this visit shall long
At a meeting of the trustees of the
school held Saturday afternoon
Prof. Thos. M. Mills was reelected
teacher of the O'Neall school for the
next session and at an increase in
salary of five dollars per month.
Prof. M\ills has taught in the public
schools of the county for eleven years
and is one of the successful teachers
of the county.
JUDGE SIMONTON DEAD.
The End Came in an Infirmary in
Special to Herald and News.
Charleston. April 25.-United States
District Judge Charles H. Simonton
died in Philadelphia this morning.
Judge Simonton had been ill for sev
eral days and was carried to Philadel
phia and placed in an innirmary, where
THE SECOND DISTRICT.
Croft in the Lead With Mayfleld
Second-All the Returns Not
The primary in the Second district,
to nominate a successor to the late
Congressman George W. Croft, was
held on Saturday. Late yesterday af
ternoon Croft was in the lead with
a slight ma.iority, and Mayfid sec
ond. Williams was running thira.
The returns were not complete, how
The latest report fromn Saluda yester
day afternonn was as follows:
INineteen boxes out of twenty-seven
give Croft 463, Williams 307, May
field 154. Patterson 15.
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S&xno C43W VOR? T ASKM
THE DEIOCRTIC CLUBS
1EET AND REORGANIZE
DELEGATES CHOSEN TO THE
Officers of the Various Clubs, The
Delegates and Executive
In accordance with the call issued,
the various democratic clubs through
out the county have met. reorganized,
and chosen their delegates to the
county convention to be held on next
Monday. the _nd of may.
-*Township No. i.
The Young Men's club met on Fri
day night and elected the following
officers and delegates:
President-E. C. Jones.
Vice-presidents-J. N. McCaughrin
and Dr. Van Smith.
Secretary and treasurer-Thos. H.
County Executive Committeeman
M. L. Spearman.
Delegates to County Convention
-Fred H. Dominick. 0. L. Schum
pert. Van Smith. H. H. Evans. E.
Cabaniss, Z. F. Wright. M. L. Spear
man. John C. Wilson, E. B. Setzler,
J. Y. Culbreath, W. C. Tyree, T. L.
B. Epps. L. G. Eskridge, T. C. Pool,
E. C. Jones, C. W. Bishop, J. W. Hen
derson, J. W. ~Davis, John W.
Earhardt, John C. Goggans, T. H.
Pope. M. B. Chalmers. John P. Al
drich. P. E. Scott. WV. H. Wallace.
The Carolina club held its meeting
on last Thursday night, the following
officers and delegates being chosen:
Vice-presidents-George S. Mower
and Dr. WV. E. Pelham.
Secretary-L. W. Jones.
County Executive Committeeman
George B. Cromer.
Delegates to County Convention
George Johnstone. >fa Johnstone.
George S. Mower, vVW. Jonies, John
H. Wicker, E. H. Aull, W. H. Hunt,
E. M. Evans, H. H. Rikard, John K.
Aull, B. T. Paysinger, F. W. Higgins,
B. 0. Epting, W. W. Cromer.
B. 0. Epting, W. W. Cromer. W. E.
Pelham, S. K. Bouknight, J. N. Bass,
Pope Havird, Otto Klettner, 0. B.
Mayer, M. B. Caldwell, McK Hutcht
son. E. H. Kingsmore.
(Cncluded on Fifth Page.)