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NEWBERRY OF THE
DAYS THAT ARE PAST
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spirited young men and handsome
young ladies riding together (and
doubtless discoursing of a love differ
ent from that the preacher tells
thei of). \Ve also observe Colonel
Renwick. devoted to his mother, who
had been blinded severa! years prior
to her death. leading her gently
from his carriage across the green
grass and up the rock steps into the
old church: he neatly dressed and
she in black. He takes her tenderly
to a seat near the pulpit and then he
goes to his duties with the session.
Dr. J. A. Renwick. elder brother -f
Colonel Renwick. was a courteous.
cordial and entertaining man of fne
sense and. like many others, had a
habit of having a good opinion of
himselIf (justly). He clung to his
habits and epecially this one. He
was as celebrate4 a physician as any
(ne in the c-untv. His mind was on
his practice and business. Hence he
became wealthy and left a nice es
tate to his only heir. his brother.
Scott states that Renwick and the
other Covenanter preachers took
less delight in the marriage ceremony
than in anyother part of their minis
terial work, as they regarded marriage
as a snare to many. Probably the
doctor inherited this idea and. hence.
was an old bachelor.
I was more familiar with XV. W..
usually called Squire Renwick. His
was a nne character. He was a grad
uate of the South Carolina college.
and when I went there he gave me
some of his text books. Mv kinsman.
J. G. Martin. says of him: "He was
one of the best known and loved men
in the eastern part of the county and
was one of the wisest men of his day.
He was not ,nly : welcome, but a
desired guest in every home, and was
a great and good man." le was
intimate with that excellent man.
Wilson Caldwell. his schoolmate at
Cokesbury. and delighted in visiting
those good men. Dr. T. B. Kennerly
and Patrick Martin. His was a bene
ncient life to every life that it touch
ed, like a summer wind laden with a
thousand visible seeds that, dropp
ing everywhere. spring up into flow
ers and fruit. He married a charm
ing lady. Miss Rosa Rogers. daughter
of General Rogers, for a long time
congressman. She died early. They
had two brainy, true-hearted, splen
did boys, Rogers and James.
For some of this article I am in
debted to my friend, Dr. S. G. Welch.
and kinsrr -. J. G. Martin.
Now in my Sist year. - -'Tis sweet
to look back on the priceless posses
sions of memory," to sit quietly down
with my wife, in her 78th year, and
recall names. looks and tones from
Adieu for a time.
J. M. Crosson.
J. A. McLEAN KILLED.
Was Flagman On A Fruit Train
Which Was Wrecked on
Mr. S. H. McLean, of this city, and
the agent of the Southern railway
here received news early Sunday
morning that his brother, Mr. John
A. McLtean. had been killed in the
wvreck of a through frtuit train irom
Florida to New York. which jtumped
the track near Ednmuds. on the Co
Itumbia-Savannah line. Mr. McLean
wna Ravnan on the train, and was in
stantly kiiled. The rest of the crew~
were uninjtured except one, who wvas
slightly bruised. Mr. S. H. McLean
left immediately when he received the
The point of the wreck was on a
long grade abotut twelve miles from
Columbia. The train was behind and
was rtunning at a high rate of speed,
when it jumped the track. telescoping
a nutmber of fruit cars.
Mr. McLean went to the tender
box to heln :n- reman j:tt as the
train reache -.< n:ul. thle 'a of
the inn grd. H.. wa,s at th front
of the t-:e whnte accidlem hap)
pene-. The :e;. r mplle. a1tt. w:as
throw'v: nlnerhe !ea2.:- and
ther the enie-:-pr. Th e:i bod
wva' takenu to C lh':mbia. and1 yeste rday
morning the remains wvere comvey'ed
to his home at Blythewood for burial.
Mr. McTean attended Newvberry
college here several years ago. Af
ter being in college for some time he
went into the Western Union office
here as assistant to Miss S. L. Hol
land. where he learned telegraphy.
He became very efficient in telegra
phy. and later served in the dispatch
er's office at Rock Hill and at Co
lumbia. I'e decided. however to go
into the rairoad business and started
at t'he bottomni with the determination
to w'rk himself up. and that he was
doing so is evidenced by the fact that
he would have been vromoted to con
ductor in a r short tine.
M\r. Mcl.ean had many warm per
sonal friends in this city and through
out the c4junty who were deeply pained
to learn of his untimelv death. He
was .22 ears (t age and unnarried.
llesides his father. who is stperinten
dent of construction otn the George
town and Western road, he leaves
three brothers, one of whom. as stat
ed. is M\r. S. 1-1. 'McLean. of this city.
and three sisters.
Ir. 'McLean's family lived in New
berry county. near Prosperity. for
A Magistrate Reports An Outrageous
Affair From Eutawville.
Columbia. July 1S.-The ollowing
letter received by Governor Hevward
from Ilagistrate Wiggins. at Euttaw
vIlle. in Berkeley couty, is self-ex
planatory. The governor will very
thoroughly investigate the whole
"Eutawrille. July 16. 1904.
" itn. D. C. Hevward. Governor.
ColumbiMa.-iv Dear Sir: On Mon
day night, the itth of JIly. a prisoner
imdcr s-ntence for assault and riotous
c-nduct h mv Court was taken from
the -1uard hoiuse of this town by un
kno%wn persons and his body was
iW-nd 1oating in Santee River. near
!.'ergu'n. yesterday. with his hands
tied with a rope and an iron weight.
w..hing' ity potids r nore. tied
:11him, his body beiNg evidemly mu
tilted before dtepositing i in the
water. I had a coron'r .iury em
panelled to view the body and the
Ve was identined as that of Kitt
Bookard. the prisoner. The action
f the mob is entirely utnwarranted.
as the negro only had a little quarrel
with a young white man. cursed him
and threatened to paddle him, to
whbich charge he pleaded guilty. I
imposed a fne of fve dollars or ff
teen days on the county chain gang.
He didn't have the money to pay the
fine and I turned him over to my con
stable with a commitment, with in
structions to collect the fine or com
mit him. On Tuesday morning about
daylight my constable reported to
me that he found the gaurd house
b'roken open and the prisoner gone.
IThe~ hearing of inquest is set for
WVedntesday, the aoth. t have done
my duty so far to the best of my abil
ity by aiding the searching party, by
appointing special constables t.. di
rect andl control the search until the
body was fotnd, and I intend fully to
investigate the crime without fear or
favor. and hope to avoid trouble. Ti
anything happens I will wire you. I
ant youtr obedient servant.
"Jeff D. Wiggins."
..er.ining.in the po st oftice' for the
wee.k endltiZng Ju! i6. !0oo.
A\ !its A\manda A-gnter. M\r. Gus
* el Agner.
b .\ir. 8. P. Redenbaugh.. MIrs.
aria R fedenbtatuh. Mr. Pre;e Bo ndl-.
Nir . Anna Barnes.
C--Mr. \\'. C. CromnerC.\ F\\YPe
C-.\Mr. \\-. C. Canntt ';. Mr. Nor.a
Crandv. Mliss Nallie Ehtlentson.
F--lise Mlarie Folger.
H-Damte Harris. Mr. G. \\. I-en
dlersoin. Mlrs. Sallie Hill. M\r. W\ill
J -ulai Jeter. Rev. \\~m. D. Jhn
!. \rs Franei, l..a Ver.
R .\r. E. A. Reid.
S-. D. Shtealy. Mi-s Ltnler Shep
TEACHER OF ORIENTAL LORE.
Levantine Has Set Up Studio in Ne-.
a o itt inTwemit' -:r- street t'
each ha:rhari c .\meric:' :abot Da
ma::LcenIe atiqitues and( the lore of int
ense and Oriental thinigs generally.
"I is no sma1 thing," said the dis
ciple of Damascus. "but I've touched
the heart with my incense fiddle, and
the rest wrill be easy. The incense fid
(ie is a heart shaped instrument play
ed in the lap or on the shoulder. The
foundation is a sweet-smelling wood
inlaid with motheT of pearl and gems.
When it is laid flat the little fish-skin
surface makes a bowl and receives a
thin brass plaque. Incen,e is burned
in the plaque. and as the fumes rise
to the nis-trils of the player the spirit
moves him. he draws his arrow
shaped how and improvises the queer
melodies of the Orient. We have in
ctnise lamps. tabourettes. rugs, and
uven vases, but the fiddle seems to be
the object around which the Ameri
can iancy lingers."
BAD PLACE TO BE BORN.
Persens of Fig Estate May Not Die
The pIpl inhabiting the district
anund the Congo river share with
the Ashantees the belief that if their
high priest the Chitome. were to die
a natural death the whole world
would follow suit at once and would
dissolve at once into thin air. For
the world and all that is therein held
together by his personal will.
When the pontiff falls ill, and the
illness is severe enough to make a
fatal termination probable. a success
or is nominated and he. as soon as
he is consecrated. enters the priest's
hut and clibs or strangles the former
A similiar custom obtains in Unqoro
when the king falls seriously ill and
likely to die. for his wives kill
him. The same rtle follows if he
lives beyond a certain age. for an old
Onvoro prophecy states that the
throne will pass away from the family
in the event of the kind dying a nat
John T. McCutcheor. whose "Bird
Center Cartoons" have achieved an
.usi p.'p- ~rardty t aod l-d Center
:rv at a :' t(Minler.
"Tie mean man of !'ird Center.'
he said. 't.uk his little boy tihing
one day. The boy sat with his feet
hanging over the end of the pier.
and. losing his balance somehow. he
feil into the water.
"A bytander plunged after him.
This hero had to dive down to the
bottom time after time before he
found the boy. At last he got him.
and. altogether exhausted he climbed
painfully out. and handed to the fath
er his wet L::d .:,conscious son.
" 'What have you done with his
hat?' the father said."
Gave Himself Away.
New York Sun.
A man who was too old by io years
to be appointed a fireman, but who
put his conscience to sleep and
dreamed he was young in applying
for -appointment. wvas tundergoing the
physical examination. The doctor
finished and then annoneed that the
man cotld not pass.
"Wy"asked the applicant.
Yotu have a v'aricose vein." replied
"A-n' is that all that's wvrong?" said
the would-he tSreman, forgetting a!!
c:nn'i(ni in his indlignaZtio n. ''Why. I've
earned my living for ao years with
that vein in my leg."
"'gld yi'u told me so." said the
dol(ct or. "'now I can' reiect you al- .
heingz ,v'r th'e agze limit.''
The annt'al meeting of the stock
holders of the Newberry Land and
Security company will be held at city
counca chamber on Tttesday. July t9.
[904. at 8:30 o'clock. p. m.
John M. Kinard.
Sec ret ary'.
9 RaiOrad Fare Pad 500
low flesh Ruta
WM. E. Pc
New Art and
A full line of variou4
articles. Anything yot
need from writing pen:
to trunks. All new an<
fresh goods. Anything
exceptGCR OC E RIE S
and DRY GOODS.
Come and see me
before buying in
Of the condition of Tne Commerci;
Bank of Newberry, S. C., at the clos~
of business June 30, 1904. Published a<
cording to an Act of General Assembi:
Notes discounted ...... ....$302,210
Furniture and fixtures.... 3,051
Due from banks. ........... 4,525
Overdrafts ........ ........ 4 823(
Cash and cash items........ 10,935
Capital stock...........$ 50,000
Inc.ividual deposits ......... 174,334i
Dividends unpaid.......... . 2,437
Accrued interest ....... .... 1,279
Expense. Due July 1st, .. 1,233
Due banks.................. 3,347(
IPer.=onally appeared before me Z. I
Wright, Caishier of the above name
bank,~ who swears that the above staiti
m'ent is correct to the be4t of his kniow
"d'an belie . Z. F. Wrigh t. Ca -hiel
swr t o becfore met this63th day of.Jul
(-04 J. Y. McFal., Notary I'ublic.
C. B. ayer,
L. W. Floyd,
B st Mineral As
C. H. CANNON,
Near C3, N_ & I. Dennt
i White Globe
Ihani & Son,
rry, S. G.
Shingles! Shingles! Shinglesl
200,000 Shingles just
received, FOR SALE
CHEAP, also Lumber
and Laths, Rough or
1 Houses Built on short
0 notice. SHOP WORK
~such as Mantles, Doors
'and W/indow Frames
a specialty. Repairing
of ali kinds.
Shop in~ front of jail.
ShocI(ley & Livingsiori
Newberry, S. C.
TENEW WOOD FINISH.
8 ~ '
WEARS LIKE IRON.
makes old fboors, front dcors,
-ool work. oil cloth, ljnolku.m and
furniture look like new.
For Sale By