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A HORRIBLE DEATH.
Mr. Horace Brown Thrown By P
Mule And Dragged on the
Ground Until Dead.
kile on his vs home from the
field late Friday afternoon atter a
day's work. Mr. Horace Brown, a
young farmer of ide Ashford's Ferry
section of the county, was thown by
his mule and, his feet catching in the
gears, he was dragged along the
ground by the frightened mule until
life was extinct.
It is thought that Mr. Brown, when
he had fnished his work in the field,
had taken the mule to a spring for
water, and was on his way to the
house from the spring. He was rid
ing sidewist. The mule became
frightened at a dog and very easily
threw Mr. Brown on account of his
position on its back. The gears
which had been used in plowing were
on the mule's back, and it was in
these that Mr. Brown's foot caught
He was d'ragged along a roch-y road
to his home and into the lot and then
out of the lot again. The mule still
drigging the unfortunate ian. wam
finally stopped by a negro womaii.
Mr. Brown was dead.
It is said. not a bone was broken
in his body, but his bruises were hor
Mr. Brown was renting the place
on which he lived from Mr. G. A.
Mr. Brown was a son of Mr. W.
Frank Brown, Kho lived near-by.
He was about twenty-five years ot
age and married. His wife before
her marriage was Miss Lillie Mae
Caldwell. She and a baby boy about
ane year old survive him.
Small Wreck at Alston.
Several coal cars were derailed on
the Spartanburg branch of the South
ern railway just above Alston yester
day morning, and the Spartanburg
trains were run through Newberry
until the track was cleared.
Very little damage was caused by
the wreck, ain there wa- very little
delay of trains.
Executive Committee Meeting.
County Chairman S. S. Cunning
ham has issued a call for a meeting
of the county democratic executive
committee, to be held in the court
house on Saturday. May 28. at ii
o'clock a. m.. for the consideration ot
such business as may properly cone
before it. The committee will be
glad to receive any suggestions r. o
the campaign schedule.
A Big Catch.
Messrs. J. W. Suber, S. P. Crotwell.
C. L. Leitsey, and R. P. Lominick
made d big catch of fish one night
last .week~ They caught forty pounds,
and they say- one of thenm, a carp,
weighed twenty pounds.
On The Diamond.
.\ game of base ball has been ai
ranged to be played on the Newberry
college diakiwnd ''n rTuesday of com
mencenment week betwveen the New
berry college team anmd a team froms
the Presbyterian col'iege at Climton.
When Newberry went to~ Clinton
on the occasion of the recenm anni
versary the boys didn't allow Clinton.
1;o,scorg.while they thenmselves cross
ed the home plate in such rapid suc
*cession, that serious dloubts have been
etertained 'if the scorers really got
all ofi Newberry's runs. But the Clin
tonites say it can't be done again andl
that they are going to prove it when
they get here commnencemlent week.
Th.ey have got busy and have got up
one of the best teams they ever had.
Of course Newbcrry will win. She
always does unless she goes to pieces
at a critical moment, which, sad to
relate, she sometimes does. But she
wQon't go to pieces this time. though
a number of critical moments are
Two men were, discovered by Po
ieinan G. S. Merchant. at Prosperity.
on''last Thursday night, taking meat
from Hawkins Brothers' meat room.
at the rear of the Southern depot.
They were discovered with their
arms full of meat. The officer fired
upon them as they ran, but they made
good their escape. It seems they
had raised a window of the meat
room and were lifting out the meat
between the window bars, which were
The Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Nirs. Julius R. Eison is visiting in
lr. Roland G. Spearinan was in
Columb:a last week.
Capt. W\. H. Day spent last week
among relatives in Newberry.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Denning spent
Sunday in Greenville.
Mrs. XV. A. Jamieson left on Satur
day for a visit to relatives in Laurens.
Mrs. tWilliam Johnson, -who has
been making a week's visit to Char
leston. has returned home.
Miss Bernice Todd has gone to
Atlanta to spend some time with her
sister. Mrs. James A. Bowers.
Mr. Earnest S. Sheely left yes
terday for Columbus. Ga.. where
I he will take a business course in the
Mrs. C. L. Trabert and daughter,
of Mineapolis. Minn., are visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Os. Wells, in
Miss Julia Brown has returned to
her home at Kinards after the close
of the Helena school. which she was
Miss Laura Bowman has returnea
to her home in Newberry, after a
very pleasant visit of several days to
Mrs. Robert H. Welch, in Columbia.
Mr. J. B. Henderson, of the Mollo
hon. went to Atlanta yesterday to
have his eyes treated by Dr. Calhoun.
Mr. Henderson's eye has been in a ser
ious condition for some time and has
caused him much uneasiness.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
The Bachelor Maids will meet with
.\liss Helen Mower this after
noon at 4:30 o'clock.
Mr. C. D. Knight, of this city, has
accepted an agency from the Life In
;urance Company of Virginia.
The Newberry Bible society will
hold its annual meeting in Aveleigh
Presbyterian church on Sunday night.
Invitations are out for a banquet
1to be given by the Junior class .of
Newberry college. on June the third,
to the Seniors.
The examination for county teach
rs' certificates was held in the court
house on Friday. There were two
white applicants and four colored.
Mr. S. W. Brown. of the county.
had an operation performed on his
tace while in Charleston. part of the
i being removed.
D.A A. J. Bowers preached, the
'accalaureate sermon to the gradua
ing class of Mont Amoena Female
Seminary. Mt. P!easant. N. C.. on
There are now only three prisoners
in the Newberry .jail-a negro' we
nan. charged with murder. and two
iegr' b. y~.chlargted with househreak
Mlis Carrie Unford. whlo was re
etv eectedl teacher of the Pressley
ctol for another year. has aceptea
he p,siti..n to the delight of the pat
r.'ns and the children of the school.
Located at Lone Star.
The Rev. XX. B. Aull, who has been
ttending the Lutheran seminary in
Chicago. taking a post-graduate
:ourse. has entered upon his wvork in
he Pine Grove pastorate, this state,
and his address has been changea
ro Chicago to Lone Star, S. C. Mr.
AXull is a brother of Mr. E. H. Aull,
f this city. He is a graduate of
Popular Excursion to Savannah.
The eabardAir Line railwvay
will, on Wednesday midnight. leaving
Columbia June 2nd. 1904, at 12:01 a.
.. operate special excursion to Sa
annah. Ga.-the city beautiful by the
The rate for the round trip wvill be
S.50. good returning on special train
leaving Savannah at xo:oo p. in.. cen
tral time. June 2nd. Two-day tickets,
good returning on regular tra-n Fri
day. June 3rd. S2.00 for the round
Call on nearest Seaboard agent, or
address Jos. W. Stewart. T. P. A.,
323Main st. Conumbia. S. C.
THE PROSPERITY DISPENSARY
Evidently Robbed While Closed
Pending Investigation of
\When the county board of controt
went ti Prosperity on last Friday
morning to take stock of the dispen
sary prior to reopening it after a
suspension of several weeks on ac
count of a shortage in Dispenser Les
ter Bedenbaugh's accounts of nearly
one thousand dollars, an additional
shortage of fifty-three dollars was dis
covered. There was every appearance
that the dispensary had been broken
into since it was closed by the board
and liquor to that amount carried
The Prosperity dispensary was
closed some time ago after an inves
tigation by Inspector McCartha. who
found a shortage in Dispenser Lester
Bedenbaugh's accounts of about one
housand dollars. Mr. Bedenbaugh
was sick at that time and the warrant
issued for his arrest was held at the
request of the county board. At a
meeting of the board held here last
week Mr. W. F. Bedenbatigh, of the
St. Lukes section of the county, was
elected dispenser, and the board
went to Prosperity Friday morning
to' take stock before Mr. Beden
baugh took charge.
In addition to Messrs. Harmon,
Scurry and Senn, the members of
the board, there were present Inspet.
tor McCartha. who had found the
shortage when checking up Dispen
ser Bedenbaugh, Mr. John Mayer,
the dispenser at Newberry. and Mr.
. F. Bedenbaugh. the newly elected
When the Prosperity dispensaty
was closed the board had placed an
additional lock on the door, and it and
the old lock were both in place. When
the board reached the dispensary
Friday morning it was found that the
new lock had been broken off and
another lock put in ,its place. The
main lock. however, was locked. The
supposition is that there must have
been three keys to this lock. one hav
ing been taken by the board. and one
iaving been found Friday in a
desk in the dispensary.
A full and thorough investigation
was made and the additional shortage
was found, $3 worth of liquor having
een taken out since the dispensary
was closed by the board.
A number of corn sacks were found
lying around, as if the liquor had
been carried away in sacks.
The new dispenser gave bond and
.ook charge on Friday afternoon.
THE INFANTICIDE CASE.
ottie Spell Placed Under Arrest
Preliminary Hearing Given
Lottie Spell, a young white girl
ibout i8 years of age. living on the
astern outskirts of the city. was ar
ested on Saturday morning, on
varramt sworn out by the foreman of
he grand jury, in connection with
he recent infanticide case here.
rancs Franklin. colored, who had
een previously uinder arrest in con
eetion with this case, was als6 re
trrestedl. Both were given a prelinmi
ary hearing before Mlagistrate Chap
>dI Saturday and the negro wvo
:an was released for lack of any evi
ence connecting her wvith the case.
\Iagisrate Chappell continued the
reliminary hearing as to Lottie
pell but allowed the girl to return
'1me without bond.
The case is that of the supposed
aegro baby placed on the train here
Saturday night a week ago and put off
at Prosperity by the railroad people.
Lottie Spell was represented on
Saturday by Fred. H. Dominick and
. W. Jones. The negro woman was
represented by George Johnstone,
who also made a plea in behalf of
the young white woman.
A ntmber of witnesses were er
amined, evidence being adduced for
the purpose of showing that Lottie
Spell had recently become the mothrer
of a child.
On accotunt of the serious illness ot
the Rev. L. WV. Swope's little daugh
ter, the union meeting of the Reedy
River Baptist association, which was
to have been held with the Bush
River church on Saturday and Sun
day, has been postponed. The date
for th meeting will be announced
LITTLE MOUNTAIN OIL MILL.
To Board of Directors Chosen and Work
Will Commence At Once.
The stockholders of the Little
gn; Mountain Oil Mill met yesterday af
of ternooir and elected the following
all board of directors: Dr. J. XV. Wes
oi singer. J. Ani':ew Shealy, J. B. Der
.nd rick. Dr. J. M. Sease. S. M. Johnson.
ali J. B. Lathan. J. K. Derrick, C. F.
as I Lathan, J. H. Hipp.
ar- Work on the oil mill will be com
menced at once
ria At a City Club.
ild Indianapolis News.
on Evangeline (catching sight of a bat
art flying about the roo)-Isn't it
nt. strange to see a bat here?
tve Arthur (half. reminiscently)-1
er. guess you dontt know this club!
!d- - -~ ~ ~
S- SPECIAL NOTICES.
he BIG SHIRT SALE-$.t.25 Shirts at
$t.oo: i.oo Siits at'/5c; 47ac Shirts.
es at 50 at Wooten's
ho 1 SEE THE NEW LOT OF MEN'S
tle I working shirts at 25c and the over
ad alls at 5oc at A. C. Jones'.
.t Best Prices Paid for Good Bed Cat
tle. Chickens and Eggs. C. J. Mc
SEE THE LARGE LINE OF
men's medium and fine pants, prices
the lowest at A. C. Jones'.,
JUST RECEIVED-250 rollste
paper. Elegaift patterns. Se th
ias at Wooten'
de THE BEST LINE OF
di overalls and working shirts at
er. A . C . Jon n
rs- FOR RENT.-Nice room above Day
for enport & Cavenaugh's store. Apply
t to E. Cavenaugh.
HAMILTON, BROWN.. &. CO'S
Shoes for men, women and children
"the greatest line on earth,, just re
ceived at A. C. Jones'.
FOR SALE-Cow with young calt.
Lot of Italian Bees in Patent Gums.
Call on Thos. F. Harm6n.
EARL & WILSON'S NEW STYLE
rg Collars and Cuffs at '
b), A. C. Jones'.
MONEY TO LEND-Long time;
8 per cent.! easy terms. John
stone & Cromer.
b), NEW UNDERWEAR, NEW HOS
1 iery New Suspenders, A&w Umbrel
las at A. C. Jones'.
sTHE CHOICEST LINE OF NECK
._wear in town at A. C. Jones'
MONEY TO LOAN-We negotiate
iss loans on improved farm lands at
seven per cent. interest on-amounts
iby! over one thousand dollars, and eight
kper cent. interest on amounts less
a than $1,ooo. Long time and easy
o payments. Hufit, Hunt& Hunter.
STETSON'S SOFT AN]? STIFF
Lupt Hats just received at
I A. C. Jo:les'.
Lnd THREE TO FIVE DOLLARS
saved. on every suit of clothing you
buy at A. C. Jones'.
are BIG LOT OF Thomas Smoothing
ol and Cutaway harrows to go at
x3st . W. White.
it- BANNISTER FINE SHOES IFOR
amen. Usual price $6.co, our price
-y $5.oo A. C. Jones.'
ea- AGENTS WANTED: .To sell Flex
A ble Black Roofing Paint tD deal
os ers, factories and mills. , A superior
ll paint at a reasonable price. Guar
al anteed for five years. Liberal com
mission and exclusive territory
given to -reliable salesmen. Fed
eral. Paint .Cogipany, Cleveland,
1 *1 MANHATTAN WHITE SHIRTS,
the Manhattan Colored shirts, in the
He latest styles at A. C. Jones'
n- DON'T WASTE YOUR HA
urt money by paying credit prices, b
ing go to A. C. Jones', where you g
red oneC dollar and twenty-five ce
wort for every dollar you spen
THE COUNTY CAMPAIGN.
A Good Deal of Discussion As
Schedule-Most of The Can
The approaching county campai
in Newberry has been the subject
a good (leat of discussion. A c
has been issued for the meeting
:he county executive committee a
iggestions of candidates and
others interested have been asked
to the best schedule which can be
Objection has been made to sta
ing the campaign this year at Poma
on the ground that a change wol
be desirable, if for no other reas
than that it would be new to st
the campaign at some other poi
Most of the candidates, however, h
no preference one way or the oth
Then there has been some disc
iion as to how to arrange the schi
ule as to let it conflict as Ittle as p,
iible with the term of court wh;
will come at about the midst of 1
Most of the probable candidal
have already announced themselv
though there is talk of others v
may come out. It is getting a lit
late now for announcements a
those who are coming will very pr<
ably be in the field within the n
week or more.
Entertainment of Miss Leavell's Mi
ic Class To Be Held On
Miss Harriette McIver Leavell I
taught a large music class during 1
past season and the progress mz
by her pupils has been highly cre
table to them and to their teach
The annual piano recital of the -l
will be held in the studio on Thu
day. June 2d. at 8.30 p. m. The f
lowing very excellent program
the occasion has been arranged:
(a). "Wee'Story." Orth; (b). "Ti
Tot's Waltz," Orth-Miss Lu(
"Pixies Out Hunting." BrowT
Miss Corrie Lelia Havird.
Polka," Aletter-Miss Lera Loi
-Lilliputian Parade." Ducelle-Mi
"Robin's Lullaby," Krogmanz
Miss Ola West.
"Chasing the Butterfly." Eilenb<
-Miss' Sarah Houseal.
(a). "Cradle Song." Eilenberg;
"Hunter's Carnival." Krogman
Miss Alice Aull.
"Youthful Dreams." Behr--M
(a). "Polish Dance," Brown:
'"At Twilight," Eilenberg;
"Feather Dance." Ducelle-3
"Birds of Spring." Lange- -
"In the Arena March." Englema:
Misses Alice Aul! and Verna Su
"l.a Splphide." Jadasohhn-11
"The Buttertly." Grieg-Miss Ri
a. "Polish Dance." Schwarken
(b). "Norw~egian Bridal Process
Passing By." Grieg-Miss Atlee G
"Morcean in A Flat." WVallenha
-Miss Edna Hipp.
Invitation to the Dance."'
W \eber-Miss'es Ruby Holloway
Fashions, fancywork and fiction
the strong points of the Designer
Tune. There are all kinds of c
'nd dainty things in the apparel Ii
and a special article on "The Sh
Waist Costunve," while aside fr
he regular "Lessons in Millines
there are directions for "Making
Raffia Hat." The entertainmentf
tures are 'A Rose Luncheon."
Trip Around the World." and "Kn
and Whatnots." A liberal supply
e'rse is given this month, and is
of nusually good quality.
Caught In The Act.
Policeman B. E. Koon about
'clock on Sunday morning discov
ed Pink Harrington breaking opei
egro store on Friend street. near
deot. The negro was arrested.
was crazy with liqtuor and very pr
ably lid not know what he was doi
Ie was tined in the mayor's cc
yesterday on the charge of be
drtunk. '-nnd a case may be ente
.:. hgis ~im for house breaking.