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FARMER'S OIL MILL.
A Permanent Organization Effected
The Officers And Directors.
The tirst annual meeting oif the
stockholder- of the Farmer's Oil
Mill was held on Wedmesday morn
ing when a permanent organization
was effected by the adoption of a con
stitution and the election of a pet
manent board of directors.
The capital stock. by a vote of the
stbckholde)rs, was increased from
$30,000 to $40,000. This increase was
made necessary by a greater de
mand for the stock than was at first
The constitution adopted differs
only in. a few minor particulars from
that of the temporary organization.
The following. gentlemen were
made directors: H. H. Folk, New
berry; H. H. Evans. Newbe-ry: Matt.
A. Coleman. of Saluda county; J. S.
Dominick, of Chappells: John *%I.
Suber, of- Whitmire: . F. Cannon.
of Newberry: I.. H. Boulware, or
Newberry; George C. Glasgow, ot
Jalapa; Dr. W. D. Senn. of Kadish.
At a meeting of the board of direc
tors,. held immediately after the ad
journment of the stockholders' meet-0
ing, Prof. W. K. Sligh was chosen
president. secretary and treas4
urer.' and Mr'. John' H4. Wicker was
elected general manager, the position
to which these gentlemen were
chosen by the temporary orgaiza
The board authorized the purchase
toi a suitable site, the ordering of thel
necessary machinery, and made all
other arrangements necessary to as
sure the erection of the mill in the
LITTLE MOUNTAIN OIL MILL.
Capital To Be Increased To $2o,ooo
Charter Secured And Books
The promoters of the Little Moun
tain oil mill have secured a charter
for the proposed enterprise. the cor
porators being J. B. Lathan. J. B.!
Scott. J. R. T. Scott. J. B. Derrick,
J. K. Derrick and James E. Shealey.
The capital st,ck was ptaced at $20.
ooo. It will be recalled that it was at
first proposed to make the amount of:
capital stock only Sio.ooo but much
more than this amount lhas already
been subscribed. and the stock was
doubled in order to meet 1he demand.
The books of subscription will be
opened tomorrow at the store of the
Little Mountain Drug Co.
The stockholders will hold a meet
ing on Monday night to effect a pet
manent organization by the adoptioi.
of a constitution and the election of
a board of directors.
Bible Society Meeting.
The executive committee of the4
Newberry Bible society met at the
office of Dr. 0. B. Mayer and dlecidled
to hold a ptublic meeting in the Pres
byterian church oie Sunday night.
May 29th. Rev. Mr. Zimmerman was
chosen to preach the sermon.
Miss Huiett's Maids of Honor.
Miss E.llie Huiett. sponsor of the
James. D. Nance camp. has appointed
Misses Vinnie Mae Wilson and Gene
vieve Evans her maids of honor fori
the general reunion, to be held in
Entertainment In Armory.
A Mother Goose entertainment will
be given in the armory tonxight by the
ladies of Central Methodist church.
for the benefit of the parsonage furd.
The .different characters of the o1<1
nursery rhymes will be impersonated
and refreshments will be served.
Price of admission will be ten cents.
- Musical Concert.
The management of the Newberrv
Orchestra have decided to hold o con
cert in ihe opera house some time
in thfe very near future. There is
a great deal of really fine 'musical
talent in the community and the or
cestra wil! levy largely on this out-.
side talent in order to make the pro
gram varied and interest:g. Besides
the orchestra numbers there will be
vocal and instrumental solos, and a
chorus is being arranged for. It is
said that the price of admission will
be smalL and doubtless the creditable
work of the orchestra before the ptub
li on former occasions will insure
The Movements of Many People,i
Newberrians and Those Who
Mr. H. C. Hunter is in the upcoun
trv on business.
Dr. T. W. Smith went to Columbia
Miss Camille Evails spent Wednes
day in Columbia.
Mrs. J. L. Aull, of Dysons, is visit
ing relatives in the city.
Col. W. A. Hill attended the state
convention on Wednesday.
Miss Ellen Werts, of Prosperity, is
spending this week in Newberry.
Col. Robert H. Welch. of Columbia,
spent yesterday in the city.
Mr. John Scott went to Charleston
this week on his way north.
.lr. Robert Norris was in Ander
son and other places this week on
Mr. W. H. Wallace, of the Ob
server. attended the state convention
in Columbia on Wednesday.
Mrs. Wm. F. Wright and children,
of Laurens county, are visiting her
sister. Mrs. B. E. Julien.
Mr. Arch Boozer has gone to Au
gusta where he will take a course at
the business college.
Miss Fannie Mae Carwile is visit
ing in Edgefield. She will go from
there to Augusta.
Mr. A. C. Jones is in the city. calted
home by the serious illness of his
Mr. J. G. Daniels attended a- meet
ing of the Knights Templars in Co
lumbia this. week.
Col. C. J. Purcell was called to
Augusta this week on account of the
illness of his father. who is still very
Mr. R. C. Elmore. of Newberry col
lege. left yesterday for his home
in Oglethorpe. Ga.. to attend the
commencement of the institute there.
Messrs. R. L. Schumpert. G. M. B.
Epting. X. W. Hornsby. and G. W.
Coleman left on Wednesday for Lex
ington. Ky. where they will buy a
carload of horses. The party will
then go on this week to St. Louis to
take in the Exposition.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
Miss Susie Summer's concert tick
ets are on sale at Mayes' book store.
The Library association held. a:
neeting yesterday afternoon at 4
Mrs. S. Pope has been in Columbia
he past several-days visiting her sis
er. Mrs. T. J. Lipscomb.
Mrs. E. H. Aull went to Columbia
yesterday afternoon to join the State
Press association on its trip to the St.
The state convention of the
Women's Federated Clubs of South
Carolina will meet in Newberry in the
very near future.
There will be school picnics at
Johnstone Acadlemy. Vaughnville
ud Mt. Plea.5at tomuorrowv. There
will probably be a good attendance
Invitations have been received i
Newberry to the commencement e x
rcises of the Columbia Female col
ege, which will be held on May 29tn
ad continue through to the 3tst.
Mr. James Dunbar. of this city.
ill have charge of the dining depart
ill have charge of the dining apart
ment of the private car to be used by
he Press association on its St. Louis
The union meeting of the Reedy
River Baptist association will be heldi
with Bush River church May 28-29.1
The full program will be published
a: the next issue of The Herald ana
The .\ollohon mill promises to have
i goodl baseball tegm during this sea
on. There is a good deal of in
erest in the sport among the- boys.
amd they are working hard getting*
n shape for a number of games
which they~ contemplate.
Mr. Paul A. Pressley, of Dtte WVest.
preached for the congregation of the
Thompson Street A. R. P. church
n last Sabbath. His sermon was very
ber of people who heard it. The Re)
C. M. Boyd. of Prosperity. will cor
duct the service at the church o
next Sabbath. at 8:30 p. in. Ther
will be no morning service.
Closing Exercises Of The Newberr;
Graded Schools To Be Held
The commencement exercises c
the Newberry graded schools will b
held in the opera house on Friday, th
:hird of June. There are seven grad
uates this year.
The school, under the managemen
of Prof. \V. A. Stuckey, has had a re
markably successful session durini
the past year and is steadily growin
along all lines.
The closing exercises this year wil
consist of essays and orations by th
graduates and the annual address b
the Rev. h. H. Covington.
The program is as follows:
Adeline Johnstone-"Will It Pay?
Sadie Pearson-"Wade Hampton.
Teddy Maybin-"Looking For
Annie Herbert-"God Made th
Country. Man Made the Town."
Sarah Goggans-"Youth's Rubi
Verna Lahe-"Turning Points."
Julia Tarrant-"The Pathway t,
Annual address-Rev. H. H. Cov
Delivery of diplomas.
The Rev. B. W. Spilmin.
Rev. B. W. Spilman. field secretar;
)f the Sunday School Board of th
Southern Baptist Convention. will b
in Newberry May 30th and 31st. an
will deliver several addresses in th
First Baptist church on practica
Sunday School work.
All interested in this wo,rk are cor
diallv invited tn attend.
Those who heard Mr. Spilmai
when the Convention met in New
berry in 1901 will be glad of the op
portunity of hearing him again.
At Cannon's Creek.
There will be two sermons at Can
non Creek church on Sabbath, Me:
22. The preaching will be by tn
Re,.. J. P. Knox. of Columbia.
Dr Houseal Injured.
Dr. XV. G. Houseal sustained
painful injury of his knee Wednesda:
afternoon by striking it against ;
curb. an'd will be confied to his be<
for several days. The accident hap
pened as he wvas stepping from hi
buggy. In some manner his foe
slipped and he was thrown heavil:
aginst the curbstone. He made sev
eral visits afterward but the injur:
became so' painful that he was com
pelled to desist from his work. H,
s in bed today with slight fever.
For Mail Carrier.
The average of the applicants i
the last examination for mail carrier
as posted in the postoffice yesterda:
are as follows:
James Goggans 96.5, Jno. B. Smitt
2: Jas. C. Duncan 89.5: Jno. D. Daw
kins 89; Geo. N. Gallman 8t; Alber
MI. Wicker 8o-5 Robert L. Lewie 7t.
Hoge School Closing.
The public is invited to the follow
ing exercises of Hoge school, to b
ield in Miller Chapel. A. M. E
:hurch. Newberry. S. C.:
Friday. May 27. at 8.30 p. in..
Sunday. May 29. at i t a. mn.. th
anual sermon to the school. to b
preached by Rev. L. WN. Ritchie.
Wednesday. June i. 8.30 p. m.
Ninth grade oratorical contest.
Thursday. Junie 2. 8.30 p. im.. Tentl
grade exercises. The annual addres:
to the class wvill be delivered by Proi
C. G. Garret, of Columbia. S. C.
R. WX. Manice.
When a woman attempts to get of
a conundrum she fogets either thi
'nestion or the answer.
Money is everything. Sometimei
THE CORONER'S INQUEST. i
1a Few Facts Brought To Light Yester
e day In Negro Infanticide
Coroner F. M. Lindsay went to 2
Prosperity yesterday and conclud
V ed his inquest in the infanticide case.:
The verdict of the jury was that the
dead infant placed on the train here 1
last Saturday night and put off at
,f Prosperity "came to its death from
e its head being crushed and neck t
e broken by hands of parties unknown't
to the jurors, on or about the 14th c
day of May. 1904, in Newberry countyi
t S. C."
A number of witnesses. including
the trainmen in charge of the South-It
ern's night passenger on which thei
dead infant was placed. were examin- c
1 ed. Very few new facts were broughtls
e to light.
Conductor J. W. Nix. who was 1if
charge of the train, said that while!s
his train was here he saw a colored1l
woman walk to the rear of the ten-!
der. where she stopped. facing the I
steps. She stepped tip on the steps. f
At about eight or ten feet she stepped l
off and went across the middle track.
Conductor Nix said he told the bag- t
gage master about the woman-s s
e strange actions and told him to ex
amine the blind baggage. The' wo
man he had seen was on the opposite t
. side of the track from the passengt r
Francis Franklin and Newt Boat-ic
ner who have been under arrest herelt
in connection with this case, were re-17
leased this afternoon. C
The negroes who have been under 0
arrest here in connection with the case. S
Frances Franklin -and Newt B1,,atner.
were released fron custody yesterday t
Sayings And Doinge of The People
e Of a Progressive Town.
Prosperity. May ig.--Messrs. F. I
e Schumpert. L. S. Fellers. E. A.
1 Counts. and Raymond Fellers were .
-ff to the river on a fishing excursion t
this week. They provided themselves <
for the trip and they needed the pro-J
At a meeting of the board of trus-:
tees on last Tuesday evening all the i
teachers were re-elected for the fol- r
lowing year. .t
The gift of Newberry to Prosperity.
- sent on the midnight train of last
F Saturday. is commrented on and
e somewhat criticised by some of ourIf
good people. We are .willing to have
many things from Newberry. but,
would like to draw the line just there. ic
a Mr. J. F. BRowne joined the vetz
. on their trip to Charleston this week.
a We believe that our people are
- pretty generally pleased with the pro
. posedl site of the new school building.
SMr. C. M. Harmon has been on a
tvisit to his parents at Greenwvood.
Ouir school here closes, with the .
. month. Monday. May 30 at 8.30 p. in.,.
.will be devoted to the first six grades.'
. Tuesday evening the literary societya
e will render a short program and the
chief feature of the evening will be
an address by Solictor T. S. Sease.
Grace Sunday school on T'.,t Sun
day decided to go on a picnic excur
sion to Hyatt's park. Coltumbia, the
last wveek in June if arrangements
can be made for transportation.
Miss Lucile Brtuce, of Camden. is
visiting friends among us.
Mr. W. F. Bedenbaugh is off on ,
business trip to Columbia.
The Newberry Conference
The Newvberry Conference of the
Lutheran Synod will be held on May
27-29. at Beth Eden church. Rev. R.
E. Livingston pastor. Sermons will
rbe delivered by several of the minis
ters, and a highly interesting series]
of adldresses is being arranged for.
The followving is the program:
Sernmons: Friday. Rev. Z. WV.
Bedenbaugh or Rev. J. J. Long: Sat
urday. Rev. J. D. Bowles or Prof. A.
J. Bowers. D. D.: Sunday. Rev. J.
A Sligh or WV. L. Seabrook.
Topics for addresses: Parentaa l
Responsibility. Prof. E. 0. Counts and
Rev. J1. D. Bowles: WVhati practical
Sides of the Church should be Em
phasized in our Present Day Preach
ing. Dr. G. P.. Cromer and Prof. A.'
T. Bowers. D. D.: Catechetical in
strction. Revs. WV. K. Sligh and WV.
A. Lonz: What is the Correct Idea
o'f the Higher Life. Revs. A. J.
Bowers. D. D.. and J. K. Etnrd and1
I Mr. J. J. Quattlebaum: Christian
Perfectin-What it is and What it
s Not. Revs. n. L. Seabroo%, S. P.
Coon. and delegate from St. Paul's:
Zevivals-Their Relation to the Way
if Salvation. Revs. J. J. Long. W. K.
iiglis. and delegate from Grace:
.sav. Justification or Sanctification,
Zev. W. A. Lutz.
THE BOLL WEEVIL.
t Is Likely To Advance Soo Miles
In Each Decade.
A Washington dispatch states
hat some significant official predic
ions regarding the ravages of the
otton boll weevil are made in a re
ort soon to be issued by the depart
nent of agriculture and written by W.
). Hunter. who has charge of the en
'inological part of the boll weevit
avestigaton in which half a hundred
xperts are engaged. Mr. Hunter
avs that conservative authorities
.gree that unless contingencies at
iresent unexpected occur, the pest
oon wili cause *n increase in the
rice of cotton throughout the worla.
By living within the fruit of the
lant the weevil 'is well protectea
rom any poisons that might be'ap
lied: itoccupies by 14 days for de
-elopement from egg to adult and
he progeny of a single pair in a sea
on may reach 134.000.000 individqls:
t adapts itself to climatic conditions
.nd is remarkablly free from parast
es and diseases. all combining to
nake efforts at control difficult.
The report estimates that the pres
nce of the weevil practically doubles
he area of land required to produce
bale of cotton and that the weevil
aused the Texas planters a loss of
bout $T3.ooo.00o in 1903. Assuming
0oo.ooo.ooo as the value of the normal
otton crop of the country Mr. Hun
er says the probable ultimate dan
ge When the pest has become spread
,ver the entire belt would approxi
nate S2o.ooo.ooo annually. providing
othing were done to check it.
Planters. however. are adopting
hanges in methods that tend to
void so much damage. The report
redicts that the weevil eventually
vill be distributed all over the cotton
elt. advancing into new territory at
he rate of approximately 00 miles a
lecade and it probably always will
>e as destructive in a series of years
.s it has been in Texas since 1894
[he report suggests that ;he proba
ility of its being caried to West Af
ica or elsewhere abroad is not at ail
In case the seed happens to be
acked or even shipped in bulk there
s nothing to prevent the weevils
rom being carried long distances on
hipboard 'as they are able to adapt
hemselves successfully to climatic
onditions. It is pointed out, how
ver. that the danger could be avoid
d by fumigation or by leaving the
eed sacked in store rooms. isolate'd
rom new cotton for a year previous
G SHIRT SALE-$t-a5 Shirts at
I.00. 1.00 Shirts at 75c; 75 Shirts
t 50 at XWooten's
~est Prices Paid for Good Beef Cat
te. Chickens and Eggs. C. J. Mc
UST RECEIVED--a5o rolls wall
aper. Elegant patterns. See them
OR RENT.-Nice room above Dav
enport & Cavenaugh's store. Apply
to E Cavenaugh.
rOR SALE-Cow with young calt.
Lot of Italian Bees in Patent Gums.
Call on Thos. F. Harmon.
dONEY TO LEND--Long timer
8 per cent.! easy terms. John
stone & Cromer.
EONEY 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 $x,o0o.. Long time and easy
payments. Hunt, Hunt & Hunter.
3IG LOT OF -Thonfias Smoothinig
and'Cutawvay harrows to go at
cost. J. WV. White.
GENTS WANTED: .To sell Flex
ible Black Roofing Paint to deal
ers, factories and mills. A superior
paint at a reasonable price. Guar
anteed for five years. Liberal com
mission and exclusive territory
.ven to reliable salesmen. Fed
cral Paint Company. Cleveland: