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The Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Mr. L. M. Speers spent Friday in
Miss Pauline Sligh is visiting Miss
Massie Williams at Clinton.
Mr. H. T. Renwick left on Satur
day for a visit to Simpsonville.
Miss Lucy Speers is visiting friends
Mr.' C. C. Davis went to Atlanta
on Saturday on a business trip.
Mrs.~A. T.. Brown has returned
from Glenn Springs.
Miss Bessie Schumpert returned on
Saturday from New York.
Mrs. J. T. Smith left on Saturday
for her home in Charlottee.
Mr. C. E. Bell, of Augusta, spent
Sunday in Newberry.
Miss Ellen Smith, of Kinards.
spent Sunda) in Newberry.
Mr. Im. Bryant, of Orangeburg,
is visiting friends in this city.
Miss Pauline Martin, of Green
wood, is visiting friends in this city.
'Mr. H. L. Odiorne. of Charleston.
is in Newberry.
Miss Verna Summer is visiting the
family of Mr. T. C. Cromer at Clin
Mr. S. H. Stanland, of Sumter.
spent yesterday morning in New
Miss Lizzie Alexander and Miss
Mabel Tarrant are visitinng friends
Mrs. E. C. Jones has returned from
a visit td friends and relatives in
Capt. W. H. Day has returned to
Travilers Rest after spending sever
al days in Newberry.
Miss Carrie Sondley left on Sat
urday for Charlotte, where she will
spend the summer.
Col. C. J. Purcell was called to Au
gusta on Sunday on account of the
serious illness of his mother.
Miss Mary Buford. and sister are
attending the commencement exer
cises of the Thornwell Orphanage at
Mr. Robert E. Leavell is off on a
business trip to Charleston. Savan
nah. and Jasksonville. .
Messrs. P. F. Gilder and White
Fant have gone to St. Louis to take
in the World's Fair.
Misses Ellie and Dorothy Huiet left
yesterday for a visit to friends in
Miss Lil. Fair. who has been visit
ings Miss Neville Pope, has returned
to her home at Cokesbury.
Miss Eleanor Kinard, of Greenville,
is in the city the guest of Mrs. B'.
Mrs. B. M. Dennis returned home
on Saturday from a visit to friends;
in Greenwood and Ninety Six.
Mr. Herbert A. Workman returned
to Elizabeth, N. J., yesterday after
spending several days among rela
tives and friends here.
Messrs. S. L. Atchinson. .of
Vajighnville, and S. E. Merchant, of
Whitmire, were in Newberry yester
Miss Belle Hall, who has been with
the Mower Co., as milliner for some
months, left on Friday for her home
Mr. John C:. -Aull, of Pomaria,
spent Friday in Newberry. Mr. Anll
says that the ground is being got in.
shape preparatory to the erection of
the Pomaria oil mill and that work
is being pushed rapidly and it is ex
pected to complete the mill in the
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
The time for filing campaign pledg
es expires'on Saturday, the 2d of
There were fine rains in the
Smyrna section of the cotunty yester
The Bachelor Maids will meet with
Miss Pope this -afternoon at
5:30' o'clock. The members of the
club are requested to notify the hos
tess if they will attend.
Rorts reeived from Washington
state that Mr. M. Luther Hill, is bet
ter and there is good hope for him.
Mr. X. A. Hill remains in Washing
ton, but he now expects to be able to
return with his son this week.
RAVAGING THE COTTON.
New Pest Playing Havoc With The
Crops in Different Sections
Of This County.
Reports have come from several
different sections of the county that
an insect which acts strangely like
the Texas boll weevil is destroying
the growing cotton crops. Several
squares which have been seen show
smooth holes about a sixteenth of
an inch in diameter bored straight
throug'a from one side to the other.
Mr. B. C. Matthews has observed
the ravages of the insect in his fields
and reports have come from No. 9
and No. jo that it has been getting in
its deadly work there.
Wherever the pest touches the
coming crop is entirely destroyed.
It is something very unusual. if not
unh2ard-of before, in this section of
S&me of those who have seen its
ravages say that the pest is the boll
Following are the delegates from
this county to the Cokesbury Dis
trict conference, which meets at
Honea Path this beek:
Central church-E. Cavenaugh and
P. C. Gaillard. Alternates, J. W.
White, W. G. Mayes, C. H. Cannon
and R. L. Tarrant.
O'Neall Street and Mollohon-S.
K. Bouknight and J. E. Merchant.
Newberry circuit-Howell M.
Henry, I. H. Boulware and McDuffie
Prosperity circuit-W. C. Domi
nick. J. Pat Bowers and R. P.
Picnic at J. C. Schumpert's
There will be a picnic at Mr. J. C.
Schumpert's on Saturday, the 2d of
July. The public is invited to attend.
The picnie will be held for the pur
pose of helping to purchase an or
gan for New Chapel church.
Ice Cream Festivals.
1ce cream festivals were given both
at the Newberry mill and the Mollo
ion mill on Saturday night. At the
Newberry mill the festival was fo'
the benefit of the orchestra and about
.5 was realized. The prize offered
for the most popular young lady. to
be decided by vote was awarded Miss
\linnie Thompson. At the Mollohon
mill the festival was for the benefit of
the base ball team and about $31 was
realized. Good music was furished
by the Mollohon string band.
As to Filing of Pledges.
The treasurer of the county execu
tive committee, Mr. B. B. Leitzsey,
as left his books with Mr. John C.
oggans, clerk of court, so that can
idates may file their pledges and pay
heir assessments at any time which
av < it their convenience.
The Dog Tax.
The city police force began yester
(lay morninng the collection ,of the
tax of $r.oo imposed on each dog by
the recent ordinance of city council.
ccording to the estimate by the po
ice force there are- about four huni
dred dogs in the city, though this
nmber will probably be increased by
the discovery of more dogs. Each
dog on which the tax is paid is pro
vided with a small metal tag. The
tags are numbered. and the numbers
are kept on file in the city clerk's of
fice for the purpose of identification.
Judge Walter H. Hunt.
The satisfaction given by Col. Wal
ter H. Hunt. of this city, as special
judge for the extra term of the gen
eral sessions court held in,~ Spartan
burg last week has been evide&nced by
h many very complimentary no
tices which he has received from the
ress and people of Spartanburg.
Governor Heyward upon the re
iest of Chief Justice Pope. has ap
point-d Col. Hunt presiding judge
at the regular term of court for Spar
tanbrg, and this second appoint
ment. coming just after Col. Hunt
had concluded the business of the ex
tra term. is the highest testimonial
to his fairness and ability and his fit
ness in every way for the position,
nd to the esteem in which he is held
y the Spartanburg bar.
IN LONG SERVICE.
Some Old Baskets And Other Arti
ticles-Hen 23 Years Old is
Still Laying Eggs.
St. Pauls, June 27.-Mr. W. Q.
Hipp, of Pomaria, reports that he has
two baskets that have been in use iy
his hands for twenty years and are
still serviceable. He has two bridles,
one a work bridle and the other a
riding bridle, that have been in use
for forty years, and a leather collar
that has been in use twenty-two
He has a chicken hen that is twen
ty-three years old and still lays eggs.
He is using some dishes that have
been in use in the Hipp family for
I will also state on good reliable
information that Mr. David B. Wick
er has two baskets that have been in
use for thirty years.
Mr. Thomas Summer has a hamper
basket that has been in use nity
years. The baskets were made by
the Farr boys. of Lexington.
L. I. E.
Negro Cutting Scrape.
Andrew Lark. colored, was cut and
dangerously wounded on last Thurs
day night by Susie Bonds: also col
ored. It seems that a party of ne
groes were having a watermelon cut
ting near Cline's shop, and it was
here that the affair took place. Lark
was cut completely around the arm
just above the elbow, several small
arteries being severed. Dr. Houseal
was called in 'and took the case in
charge. The case was brought up
in the mayor's court on Friday morn
ing and the woman was fined for
Picnic at Mt. Pilgrim.
The annual Sunday School picnic
at Mt. Pilgrim will be held on Fri
day, July 22. The public is invited
to attend, bringing baskets.
The State Campaign Meeting.
The state campaign meeting on
July 25th will be held in the court
house. This decision was reached
bv the sub-committee of the county
executive committee at a meeting on
The Newberry Dispensaries.
Dispensary Inspector R. V. Nich
cls. of L.aurens. was in Newberry
last week checking up the Newberry
dispensary and the beer dispensary.
He stated that he found both in ex
Death of a Good Woman.
Mrs. Elizabeth Cromer. wife of
Mr. Harrison Cromer, of Newberry
ounty. S. C.. died May 31st. 1904,
aged about 72 years. She leaves a
husband. two daughters. Mrs. H. S.
nd WV. B. Graham. and a large num
ber of relatives and friends to mourn
her departure. Mrs. Cromner was a,
onsistent member of the St. Mat
hews Evangelical Lutheran church.
She was also a good and affection
ate wife. a devoted mother. a kind
friend and neighbor to all. It was
the writer's good pleasure to know
nd to associate with her nearly fifty
ears. being born and reared in the
ame community. To know her was
o love her. The duration of her
arried life was nearly forty years.
er last illness was short. about one
eek. May he who alone can give
solid comfort bless and sustainn her
bereaved husband and two daughters
nd man'y friends. Her body was
aid to rest in the St. Matthews
graveyard in the presence of a large
mber of relatives and friends. The
funeral sermon was preached by her
pastor. Rev. J. J. Long.
W. F. S.
The Newberry fire department
have received an invitation from the
North Carolina State Firemen's as
sociation to attend the annual co n-I
tion of the association, to be held in
Salisbury August 2-5. The invita-I
tion is signed by the president. Mr.I
Jas. D. McNeill, who attended the
tournament held in Newberry several
years ago and who is well known by
The invitation states that in addi
tion to the regular state prize of
i,ooo, there will be prizes of not less
than $50o ($a50 each) for inter-state
hand reel and hose wagon contests.
Capt. Stewart has written Presi
dent McNeill for the full program as
NERVY BICYCLE THIEF.
Jalapa Negro Walked Into J. W.
White's Store, Selected a Bicycle
And Rode It Off
Nathan Suber. a negro from Jalapa,
walked into Mr. J. W. White's store
on Saturday. selected a bicycle, rode it
around town for several hours and
then to his home at Jalapa. Mr.
White's store is always crowded on
Saturday, and the negro came in and
got the bicycle as though it belonged
to him. The act was seen by Mr.
Albert Wicker. who asked Mr. White
after the negro had left if he had got
the right bicycle. Mr .White did not
miss a wheel for some time, but later
discovered that a wheel which had
been left at his store was missing.
It became noised around town that
some one had stolen a bicycle from
Mr. White. and late Saturday after
noon a gentleman from Jalapa in
formed Mr. White that he had seen
a negro on a wheel at Mr. J. G.
Rikard's place and ridi- towards
Policeman XV. F. Bedenbaugh and
Mr. J. Monroe Wicker went to Jalapa
in a buggy and discovered the ne
gro's house. As soon as the negro
saw them he ran. Several shots were
fired to stop him. but he continued to
run and escaped. The bicycle was se
cured and brought back to town no
worse for the wear.
A warrant has been issued for the
It was a nervy proceeding. espec
1aly in view of the fact that the ne
gro, after taking the bicycle, rode it
around town for some time and then
started for Jalapa.
CUT IN WAGES.
Number of Hands Left Mollohon
Mill-Part of Amount Cut
On the 15th of this month a cut
in price of about 20 per cent. in the
weave room of the Mollohon mill
was made and a large number
of the hands quit and quite a
number have already moved to
Whitmire. Clinton and other places.
Some of them shave returned to
their work and some new ones
have come in to take the places of
those w%-ho left. Those who quit did so
because they claim they could not
afford to work for the reduced
price and because of the very short
notice they were given of the reduc
On Saturday. however . the mill
authorities increased the pay in
the weave room about ten per cent.,
which makes the 6riginal reduction
only about 5 per cent. Many of those
who had intended to leave will now
no doubt remain and possibly some
of those who had left will return.
It is hoped the difference will be
A Negro Captured.
Sheriff M. M. Buford returned from
Ninety Six, last wveek bringing with
him William Burton. colored, want
ed on the charge of disposing of pro
perty under lien.
Sheriff Buford has held a warrant
for Burton since the spring of 1902
At one time he thought he had him
located at a point near Statesboro,
Ga.. and secured a requisition and
wvent to Georgia. but found that the
William Burton whom he-had located
and who exactly fitted the descrip
tion of the William Burton he want
ed, was another man altogether, be
ing known to the authorities as hav
ing been born in Georgia.
Finally Mr. Buford located his man
at Ninety Six and had him arrested
there. He went for him Thursday
afternoon and returned with Burton
The Saluda Railroad.
The Columbia correspondent of
th News and Courier says:
It is expected now that Saluda will
secure the long-looked for railway.
For years those who wished to go to
that town have been cong>elled to
travel by private conveyance for
about eighteen miles. It is stated,
however, that Major B. B. Evans. of
that town. recently held a conference
with officials of the Southern, and the
rout between that place and Ward's
has been inspected, with the result
that the extension will probably be
bilt at once.
ST. PAULS ITEMS.
Barbecue at St. Pauls on the 21t
Rain Badly Needed-Personal
St. Pauls, June 27.-All are up
with their work and are anxiously
waiting for rain. Rain is badly need
The health of the community 1s
Miss Emma Wicker is ill but is im
Grain has been harvested. Some
report a good yield.
The %omnn's Missionary society
will meet at the residence of Mrs. J.
C. Aull next Saturday at 4 C'lock.
There will be a barbecue at St.
Pauls on July 21st. The proceeds
will go for the benefit of the church
and parsonage. The dinner will be
prepared and served by the members
of St. Pauls church.
The public may expect something
I Col. George Johnstone And Col. E.
H. Aull, of This City
Among the Speakers.
The educational campaign execu
tive committee. consisting of Gover
nor D. C. Heyward, Superintendent
of Education 0. B. Martin and Presi
dent D. B. Johnson, of Winthrop col
lege. have planned a Conference of
Education, to be held at Winthrop
college. Rock Hill, July 14, to discuss
the defects and needs of the public
school system. and to devise plans
for its betterment. At this confer
ence it is hoped to have not only
school men and women, but lawyers,
editors, physicians, ministers, states
men. business men, and, in fact, an
invitation is extended to all who are
interested in the schools and who are
wiiling to help in their improvement.
The general subject of the confer
ence will be discussed under the fol
Necessary .physical equipment
Opened by Hon. George Johnstone.,
Hon. M. F. Ansel.
Qualified teachers-Judge C. A.
Woods. Rev. S. M. Smith.
Competent supervision--Mr. V. Z.
McGhee. Hon M. L. Smith.
Consolidation of schools--Hon. J.
K. Henry. Dr. A. J. S. Thomas.
Public high schools-Hon. M. F.
Stevenson. Rev. XV. R. Richardson.
Local taxation-Hon. Altamont
Moses. Hon. Robert Aldrich.
Libraries-Hon. E. H. Aull, Rev. J.
Improvement in course of study
Major Harry Hammond, Jas. H.
Sentiment-Hon. Julius E. Boggs,
Hon. John C. -Sheppard.
Needed legislation-Hon. Geo. W.
Brown. Hon. John G. Richards.
MONEY TO LEND-Long time;
8 per cent.! easy terms. John
stone & Cromer.
BEAUTIFUL SOUVENIRS FROM
the Gulf of Mexico. I gathered
them it the Gulf. Magnificent spec
imens 25 cents each. Stamps or
Silver. Address: A. Forrest
Connts. -Tampa, Fla.
LOTS FOR SALE-On Saturday,
July 2d. at Pomaria, we will offer i
for sale to the highest bidder for
cash half dozen or more lots suit-s
able for store buildings.
H. C. Holloway
Edw. R. Hipp.
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 $1,ooo. Long time and easy
payments. Hunt, Hunt & Hunter.
Best Mineral As
C. H. CAN NON,
Near C., N. & L. Depot.
Some men'seem to thinnk they can
pull themselves out of any old trou
ble with the aid of a pocket cork