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A BLOODY ASSAULT.
Mr. J. Pink Davenport Seriously
Wounded by a Negro With a
While on hin. way from Ne wberry
on Saturday. Mr. J. Pink Davenport.
who lives on Mr. \Valter Spearman's
place, eight miles above Newberry.
near Dead Fall, wa. slashed in the
head with a knife by a negro named
Drayton Vurtn. and seriously though
not fatally wounded. The affair oc
curred this side of Dead Fall. and it
appears. from the best facts obtain
able, to have been the outgrowth of
previous bad feeling between 'Mr.
Davenport and his neighbor. M%r. T.
Richard, Sanders. fir whom the negro
Messrs. Davenp,,rt and Sanders
were i town on Saturday. There
has been bad feeling between them
for some mnonth. and on Saturday
they '>ad a mordy difficulty in lessrs.
Summer B3rothers' store. Going home
on Saturday afternoon 'Mr. Sanders
had the negr Burton in the' buggy
with him. It seems that at about
sundown. when he had got almost to
Dead Fall. Davenport's wagon wa.
behind him. Mr. Davenport was
along in the buggy. Mr. Sanders
stopped. blockading the road. Ir.
Davenport asked that his wagon be
allowed to pass. About this time the
negro Burton got out of Sanders'
buggy with a knife in his hands and
cursed Davenport' negroes or Dav
enport himself. '1r. Davenport got
out of the buggy and the negro
-ushed on him with the knife. Dav
enport fired at the negro. but missed.
and the negro bore him to the grounti
and terribly slashed him on the head
and back of the neck. The negro was
pulled ,off of Davenport by one of the
other negroes along. Sanders drove
on to Dead Fall and there waited
for the negro Burton and took him
in his buggy and went on.
The incident very naturally created
a great deal of excitement in the com
munity. Sheriff Buford was sent a
message by 'phone late Saturday
night to.'conic at once. Hle and Dep
uty Johnson left Newberrry at about
ii o'clock Saturday night and went to
Davenport's house. In company with
several gentlemen whom they found
there the officers of the. law went to
the negro's house and arrested him.
after kicking down both doors of
the house. the negro having re
fused to conic out when ordered to
do so. The negro was lodged in fail
about daylight Sunday morning.
The negro toid a representative of
The Herald and News. who was pres
ent just after hi arrest. that it was
Sanders' knife he used. Sanders hav
ing given him the knife some mo
nients before t) "pen a bottle of li
quor. and that he had it in his hand
when he got *.ut of the: buggy. lie
said he was druink at the time he
(lid the cutting. andl that "liqtuor was
the cause of it all." He said lie was
mighty- glad Sheriff Buford came for
him when he did.
Sheriff Buford and Deputy John
son were both prompt. and etfticient.
as usual. In all affair of this kind the
neighbors. of the 'suffering nian are
always considerably wrought up and
naturally so. .\r. D)avenpourt y'ester
day' afternooni wa,~ rep' rtedl to he
doing well and it i, th.ught 'hat he
wvl ut etrely ree-~
r.:(ons be>: no-,.ti -o my5elf I de
sito state :hat I cannot 'As
this pear. Thanking the people for
the past favors. I remain their obe
-dient and humble servant.
The Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
'%rs. John M. Kinard is visiting her
father's family in Augusta. Ga..
Nliss Lizzie Dominick is visiting in
Miss Helen Hardy. of Maybinton.
spent yesterday in Newberry.
.lr. A. C. Jones was in Newberry
Sunday and yesterday.
Mr. Odell H. Duncan. who has been
in the cotton business at AndersoL
during the past season. has returned
to Newberry for the summer.
.1rs. '\. E. Davenport. of Saluda
county. has been visiting her son,
\Ir. J 1). Davenport. in this city this
lon. John Bell Towill. of Bates
birg. was in Newberry for a few
ho,urs on Sunday. the guest of Col.
rhe Rev. \\~. 1. Herbert. o; Colum
blia passed through Newberry on his
way to Clemson college. where he
preached on Sunday.
Prof. 0. B. Cannon. of the facuhy
of Newberry college, attended the
meeting of the South Carolina Asso
ciation oi Colleges. held in Spartan
burg last week.
Dr. Browne. the optician. has re
turned to Columbia. after a very suc
cessful stay of several weeks in New
berrv. His work has been very sat
ifactory to his patients.
Dr. D. L. Boozer. who has been In
C-1lumbia during the past severai
months on account of his health, has
returned to Newberry to resume his
practice of dentistry.
.Miss Juanita Sthumpert has gone
to Atlanta to take a course in short
hand and typewriting. Miss Schum
pert has been very successful in
teaching in schools in this, and other
M1r. William Werts. of 'Mountville.
came to Newberry Sunday and went
back yesterday. He came on business
but while here he renewed his ac
quaintances with hosts of Newberry
.\r. Orlando Sheppard. of Edge
tield. stopped in Newberry on his re
turn from the oratorical contest iii
Greenwood on Friday night, of which
he -was one of the judges on delivery.
lie returned to his home yesterday.
\\'hile he was here he was the guest
of Mr. B. F. Griffin.
Rev. \\. L. SeSeabrok. Dr. Geo. B.
Cromer. Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Pelham,
.rs A. J. Bowers. lisses Fannie
Mae and Gertrude Carwile. Nirs. J.
W\. W\hite. lr.- W. I. Herbert. Rev
Geo-. A. \right. .\rs. James Dunbar.
rs. Ml. A. Carlisle. ir E. Cave
nagh. and others from Newberry
went to Columbia yesterdlay to at
ted( the state Sunday School con
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
Senator George S. Mlower was
c oitined to his bed with illness
Sunday was a beautifu.l day and
there were large congregatlonus at
th city chutrche. .
nr ha rec.vr ir.n a two weeks'
t,o. n. t hettC .harai
.ian. aw.' t the r . inrWed
'.v afternlo n. at .4 :30 o'clock, it be
ing desired to cover'the books. MIrs.
Norwood earnestly requests a full
MEETING OF VETERANS.
Delegates and Sponsors to Charleston
and Nashville-New Members
The James D. Nance Camp. United
Confederate Veterans, met in the
court house yesterday mornig and
chose delegates and sponsors to the
approaching state and general re
The following delegates were elect
ed to the state reunion in Charle,;
ton. to be held May 17. 18. and to:
0. L. Schumpert, S. P. Boozer. R.
T. C. Hunter. John A. Cromer. V.
Y. Fair. George B. Aull. J. G.
Miss Nina Carlisle was chosen
sponsor t. the Charleston reunion
and given the privilege of choo-ing
her own maids of honor. provided
they be daughters or lineal descend
ants of Confederate veterans. in ac
cordance with the rules of the veter
The following delegates were chos
en to the general reunion at Nash
ville: J. Y. Culbreath. 0. L. Schum
pert. J. H. Smith. T. Cal Neel. A. J.
Livingston. L. M. Speers. R. C. Car
lisle. David Ruff.
Miss Fannie McCatghrin was
chosen sponsor and will choose her
maids of honor.
Resolutions were adopted on the
death of General Longstreet.
Several new members were elected.
Th Southern railway was chosen
the official route to Charleston. The
Newberry party will leave in a spec
ial car on the 16th at 12:50 p. in.
NEWS FROM EXCELSIOR.
Farmers Have Finished Planting Cot
Excelsior. M%ay 2.-The fruit crop
has been injured to some extent by
the late frost. but we will have sonic
peach and apple pie yet if the re
mainder of it is not killed later.
Our farmers about 6nished planting
cotton last week. Owing to the con
tintied cool weather corn and cotton
are slow coming up and it is feared
the stands will not be good.
Prof. S. J. Wheeler and family
.spent Friday at Little M%ountain.
The cool weather makes grain ana
garden vegetation look bad. There
is not much growth about it.
The Rev. and M\rs. W. A. Lutz. of
Prosperity, visited amongst his mem
bers in this section last week.
liss Janie Kinard has returned to
Leesville after an extended visit to
relatives and friends at and around
her former home.
Through the efforts or our teacher.
Pr ,f. P. S. Wheeler. our school has
secured a S.o library for the benefit
tf the school.
\rs. William Werts. of Mount
ville. is visiting relatives in this see
Owing to a change in the Rev. W.
X. MceMorries' services, he will not
preach in F.xcelsior school house as
heretofore. These services wnre
always well attended and will be
:reatly nmsed'by the people in this
Suday was a lovely day fir al!
11urch tuig peo ple and by request
Rev. W. .\.Lutz, preache-d in the
,ehi ! h use here ini the af?terno. i to
. .-c.-e: WX W. Berley. T. .\
Stzr. R. H. li-pp. Ths. E. !entz.
V. M \ i!sn J L Graham. M. I11
Folk. J S. Mliller. 1l H. Counts. I. B.
Shealy. D L. We damnan. The direct
:n ~-l m . t. av to choose offic;ers.
MR. J. KINARD EPPS.
He Died at His Home in No. io On
Sunday After a Brief
Last Sunday one week ago the ed
itor had a pleasant chat with Mr.
Kinard Epps at the home of Mr. T.
J. Wilson. He was at that time in
his usual good health That afternoon
he was taken sick and after an illness
of one week death claimed him. He
was in the prime vf young manhood.
There was no vacant chair around his
tireside. His household was blessed
for many years. But now the father
is cut down in the fullnes of his
strength and there is sadness in that
home. Such is the uncertainty of this
life. for in the midst of it we are in
the shadow of death.
Mr. 1.pp! died Sunday a'ternoon in
the forty-fourth year of his age. He
wa:, a1. .n Of '\r. M\icajah Epps and
an inly brother ,f Mr. T. L. B.
Epps. of Newberry. He leaves a wife
and seven childrei and an aged moth
er. beside., other ralatives and friends.
t, insurn his death. He was a good
citizen and will be missed not only by
his own family but by the whole com
His funeral took place yesterday at
ternion at Pachman Chapel church.
,f which he was a member.
The Herald and News extends sym
pathy to the widow and fatherless
Tii the isnsines, Men f the Tipwn
We the undersigned merchants,
tirms. bri,kers. &c.. doing busineSS in
said-town present this writing agree
ing to close our respective places of
business at 6 o'clock in the afternoon
fr-,m and after the second day of May.
t904. up to and including the first day
of September. 1904. Saturdays ex
April 21. 1904.
Edw. R. Hipp.
j. W. Kibler & Co.
R. D. Smith.
Daniels & Williamson.
Blackwelder & Davenport.
Purcell & Scott.
A. C. Jones. W. F. Ewart. Mgr.
W. P. Smith.
Cromer & McGraw.
Hays & Summer.
Livingston & Lominick.
Davenport & Cavenaugh.
E. A. Grifin & Co.
J. W. White.
W. B. Havird.
E. M. Evans & Co.
Teacher In Music.
]n a recent issue of The Herald and
News it was erroneously stated that
\iss Stusie Summer would accept the
position of director of music in the
Presbyterian college. Charlotte. N.
C. Miss Summer was elected a
teacher in music in this college. The
director is D)r. Charles R. Fishter. who
is known in Newberry. Miss Summer
will in all probability be assistant to
The Result of Advertising.
Mlr. Fred HI. Dominick. who lost
a valuah!le (d4og several days ago. in
-erte.!I an advertisement in The
eral and News statig the facts in
b,tw\een ~. t me aini Newherry in the
Take advantage iof the chteap rate
and spend a day with the childlren.
T. WV. Denniung. .\gemt.
The editor had the p!easure of at
tending service at ilachman Chapel
in the la:t Sunday in April. Rev. P.
i F. Derrick. an -ld college mate.
Is the pastor. lie is a g.,od preacher
d i- mtch elive! by his people.
There was a large congregat:on pres
ent and seven young persons were
taken int. the church. Mr. Derrick
preached in the afternoon at St.
It is always a pleasure to us to
visit ammng the people of this section
of the county. for we meet old friends
of our younger day. and we feel like
we are going back to the old home.
Ir oime afternoin there was a gath
ering of the neighbors at Mr. J. P.
Kiiard's and there was some good
oli-time music. Mr. J. P. Kinard
has been a subscriber to The Herald
and New: continuously for thirty
three years and he says it is the sane
as a member ,f the iamily.
The farmers are well up with their
work and in many places the corn is
tIP to a go.I(d staid and much cotton
has been planted.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLE
MENT AND DISCHARGE.
Notice is hereby given that I will
make a tinal settlement on the estate
of XV. Jacob Mills. deceased. in the
probate court for Newberry county.
on Wednesday. the 1st (lay of June.
1904. and immediately thereafter ap
ply for letters dismiszory as adminis
trator of said deceased. All persons
holding claims against said estate
will present the same duly attested
by that date. and all personns indebt
ed to said e-tate will -nake settlement
to the undersigned.
. C. Mills.
Ne wherry. S. C.. May 2. 1904.
KID BELTS-A New Line of Kid
Belts in White and Black, at 25c
each. at Hair & Havird's.
NECK WEAR-Big Lot Neck Wear,
worth 2;c this week 1gc. at Hair &
MAINSOOK AND CALICOS
Check Mainsook and Calicos at
3 3-4 C tile yard this week at Hair
FOR SALE-Cow with young calt.
Lot of Italian Bees in Patent Gums.
Call on Thos. F. Harmon.
FOR RENT.-Nice room above Dav
enport & Cavenaugh'- store. Apply
to E. Cavenaugh.
LOST.--Tall. (lark ash-colore: mt.1,
strayed from my lot on H. M.
Wicker's place. in No. It; on Sun
dav afternoon. Please notify Davi4
WANTED:-A man to sell Sewing
Machines and Collect on accounts.
Experience is not necessary. All
we want is a man who is not afraid
to work. Address The Singer Sew
ing Machine Office. Greenwood. S.
WANTED-The buying public to
know that we have a carload of
high-grade buggies on hand which
wte will sell for cash or on easy
terms'.\Aull & Hipp. Pomaria, S. C.
WANTED-In each State. salesman
to sell large line tobacco; permna
nent pocition. Central Tobacco
Works Comipany. Penicks, Va.
MONEY TO LOAN-We* negotiate
*av a wee an epnses;s
peranet. ranlin Bo 78,