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COL. P. C. SMITH SHOT.
Seiously Wounded on Friday By Mr.
T. J. Davenport-Resting
Well Last Night.
Col P. Clark Smith. of Indepen
<enee, this county. was shot and ser
iously, though not necessarily fatally
wovnded, on Friday morning by Mr.
T. J Davenport. of Belfast. also this
county. The two gentlemen are
:among the most prominent planters
in the county and the affair has been
very generally deplored. Reports
from Mr. Smith's bedside yesterday
afternoon stated that he was in much
bcttgr condition than at any time since
the .,ffair occurred. and the doctors ex
pressed much confidence. Only one
-sh#L was fired, from a 38-calibre re
volver, the bullet penetrating Mr.I
Smith's body above the. right nipple.
Soon after the shooting Mr. Daven
port came to the city and surrendered
himself to the authorities. His bond
was fixed in tht. sum o; $.;.ooo. and it
was --igned by Messrs. James Mclii
tosh, M. A. Carlisle. H1. L. Parr. N.
B. Johnson, and M. Q. Chappell. and
Mr. Davenport r-:turned to hi- home.
Messrs. Smith and Davenport live
within a few miles of each other, and
the shooting )ccurred . ' Mr. Dav"'
port's land and seems to have been
the direct result of a dispute over a
road which Mr. Davenport had
,closed tip, and which. it appears. Mr.
:Smith claimed was an outlet to his
sands and the lands of others
in the neighborhood. There
-was only one eye-witness. Mr.
T. R. Workman. All three gentle
men were on horseback and were rid
ing along the road which was under
-dispute. It appears that Mr. Work
-snar had agreed to meet Mr. Daver
-port in connection with the dispute
over the road, and Mr. Smith. who
had been superintending some work
-near Mr. Workman's home, rode
over with Mr. Workman to see Mr.
Mr. W. L. Golden. who is book
-keeper for Mr. Smith and manager
of his store at Independence. says
that after riding a short distance
along the road Mr. Davenport made
some remark. a- .. M r. Sm
turned his horse and remarked:
-If you care to get mad. just get
-mad," whereupon Mr. Davenport.
who was wearing a coat, drew a re
-volver and in an instant shot Mr.
Smith through the body on the right
side and above the right nipple.
Messrs. Smith and Workman were
both in their shirt sleeves and both
That is the statement of Mr.
Smith's bookkeeper. Mr. Davenport.
,either directly or through his attor
-ney, Mr. Cole. L. Blease, has as yet
-refused to give out any statement
hatever. It is understood. however,
that Mr. Davenport will plead self
It seems that Messrs. Davenport
and Smith had had a previous dispute
over the road in question and also that
they had had s'ome disputes over
other matters before this.
At the time of' the affair Messrs.
Smith and Davenport were about
two and one-halh miles from Mr.
Smith's home. Mr. Smith was on his
horse when he was shot. It is stated
that he said: "WVell- you've got mec.
and then rode part of the way home
and was assisted the remainder of the
way. Mr. Davenport shartly aiter
home. Mr. Davenport shortly after-~
wards came to Newberry and gave
himself up to the authorities.
Drs. J. K. Gilder. T. WV. Smith and
W. D. Semn have been in attendance
'upon Col. Smith. Mr. Smith has been
'in very serious condition, but as stat
d. the outlook was much brighter
St. Phillips Dots.
The barbecue season is on in full
blast. Th-e 'cue at Halfacre's mill
was well attendeld and the day was
much enjoyed. A large crowvd is- ex
pected at St. Phillips on the .2ad.
Mr. and Mrs. \\-. B. Kinard paid
Mr. and Mrs. \X. F. Ruff a plea-ant
visit o" Thursday.
TherL has been somte talk of child
rens day "xercises to he held at St.
Phillips. but the day has not yet been
Picnic at Mt. Tabor.
The Sunday School of Mt. Tabor
church will give a picnic on Saturday.
the a3d. Addresses wvill be delivered
by Dr. George B. Cronmer. Dr. James
A. B. Scherer. and the Rev. S. P.
r-o The public is invited.
rhe Movements of Many People,j
Newberrians and Those Who
Mr. Lewie L. Lane is at home from
Mrs. J. E. Broaddus is visiting
friends at Trenton.
Mrs. XW. T. Tarrant is visiting
iriends in Batesburg.
The Rev. J. H. Graves went to
Miss Lila Hart. of Laurens, is vis
itising friends in th! city.
\Mrs. R. E. Bedenbaugh. of Slighs.
was i'- Newberry yesterday.
Misses Alice and Peari West went
m Aiken Friday on a visit.
lisses Lois and Eva Goggans are
visiting friends in Orangeburg.
Messrs. J. B. Bedenbaugh and W.
lach Wise were in Newberry yes
Mrs. P. B. Greneker. of Edgetield.
iS visiting Mrs. B. E. Julien. at Hel
Miss Louise Brown is visiting her
sister. Mrs. George L.. Epps. at Hel
Mrs. Monroe J. Epting. of Savan
ah. is visiting her mother. Mrs. H.
Messrs. A. L. Aull and J. C. Aull.
>)f Pomaria. were in Newberry yes
Major R. H. Welch. of Columbia,
was in Newberry for a few hours
Mr. B. L. Jones and sister. Miss
Pawnee Jones. have gone to Batt
Cave. N. C.
Miss Genevieve Evans is visiting
friends at Clinton. She will be gone
Miss Jessie Hornsby left yesterday
or Columbia on an extended visit to
Friends in that city.
Miss Elizabeth Dean. of Augusta.
i- in the city on a visit to her aunt.
iss S. L. Holland.
Mr. G. 0. Henry. district manager
or the Bullock Electric company, is
pending a few days in Newberry.
Mr. W. W. Fulmer returned to his
ome in Colum'*.a .esterday after
pt:. ing ssveral days in Newberry.
Mr. H. H. Evans and children re
:urned from Charleston. where they
iave been spending several days.
Miss Griffie Dorroh returned to her
onome in Greenville yescterday after
mn extended visit to Miss Lucile W\il
on. in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Suber are
;pending several days in the city with
their doughter. Mrs. 0. B. H-utchin
Mr. 0. McR. H-ohines and son. of
ewberry, are at Mr. WV G. Haugh
ton's. Kennedy street.-Spartanburg
Mrs. M. M. Stewart. of Chester. ac
:ompanied by her son, is visiting the
family of M4r. F. M. Boyd in the
Mrs. Thos. E. Epting left on Fri
ay for Chattanooga. Tenn., to join
"r husband, who is engaged in the
'laims department of the Southern
Bell Telephone company.
Mrs. XW. B. WVertz and son, J. B..
nd Miss Jessie Bruce wvent to
Greenville on Sunday. where they
will spend several days before going
to the mountains of western North
Carolina for the summer.
Col. J. C. Garlington. of Spartan
urg. came to Newberry yesterday
aiternoon~ in the interest of his Con
federate rolls. Col. Garlington is a
former newspa'per man of much abili
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
The Rev. WX. L. Seabrook has been
granted a four weeks' vacation by his
Magistrate P. P. Hair will give a
arbecne at his home at Prosperity
mi the 30th of this mon'th.
D)r. 1. E. Crimm. the oculist, will
b in Newberry until the 23d. He will
e in Prosperity one day. Monday.
Thre will be a picnic at Mr. J. XV.
Crouch's, at Silver Street, on Friday,
the 22d. .4~ game of base ball wvill be
layed in & afternoon.
One of the hardest rains Newberry
has had for a long time fell on Satur
day. For several hours there was a
very heavy continuous dowipour.
The rain was general.
Mr. E. B. Hallman has been elected
teacher of Latin and English in the
Kingstree graded schools. at a salary
of $4 per month. Mr. Hallman is a
graduate of Newberry college in the
class of the past year.
A barbecue will be served at St.
Pauls on Thursday by the members
of St. Pauls church. for the benefit
Of the church. The public is cordial
lv invited to attend. A first-class
'cue may he expected.
A test of the water pressure on
College hill Ahowed that water could
be thrown over the old college build
ing through hose connected with the
hydrant at the top of the hill. where
the pressure was found to be forty
CAMPAIGN AT WHITMIRE.
Another Meeting Appointed For That
Place on Saturday. August 13.
Editor Herald and News: I prom
ised the citizens of No. 4 township
that I would appoint another county
campaign meeting at Whitmire. as
the previous day (July 4th) appoint
ed by the executive committee was
taken up in athletic sports. and the
candidates did not get an opportun
ity to speak.
I have. therefore. appointed Sat
urday. August 13th. as campaign day
and hope it will suit all parties con
cerned. The speaking will begin
about i o'clock in the afternoon.
S. S. Cunningham.
Struck by Lightning.
During the severe rain storm on
Saturday afternoon the residence of
MIr. S. K. Bouknight. in the city, was
struck by lightning and slightly dam
aged. The bolt struck the front part
of the house. Although the family
were in the other side of the house
they received a considerable shock.
One window was partly torn out of
the house. A small dog was killed.
A Coming Marriage.
Mr. WV. R. Riser. formerly of New
berry cou'nty. but now of eastern
North Carolina. and Miss Carrie
vant. of Plains. Chesterfield county.
S. C.. will be married at the bride's
ome July 20th. 1904, at 8 o'clock p.
n. Mr. Riser is a travelling man and
the bride is the 14-year old daughter
of M. P. H. Avant. a prosperous and
well-to-do farmer of Chesterfield
Bishopville Red Men.
Great Representative 3. H. Hair
instituted a new tribe of Red Men in
Bshopville. The tribe already
has twenty-eight charter members.
mong whom are numbered some of
the most prominent and influential
men of the town. The tribe will be
known as the White Wolf Tribe. No.
The officers elected were as follows:
Prphet-J. G. Reamnes.
Sachem-J. E. Stuckey.
Senior Sagamore--T. H. Tatum.
Junior Sagamore C. C. Stewart.
Chief of Records-J. L. Gillespie.
Keeper of Wampum--W. R. Scar
Sachem J. E. Stuckey is a brother
>f Prof. WV. A. Stuckey, of the N.ew
berry graded schools. Junior Saga
more C. C. Stewart is a former New
Death of Mrs. B. E. Julien.
Mrs. B. E. Julieni died at her home
at Helena about 4 o'clock yesterday
afternoon. She leaves a husband and
several children,to moturn her depar
ture. The services will be conducted
at the home at tive o'clock this after
ternoon. The remains will he inter
re in Rosemnont cemetery at six
The following schedule of canm
paign meetings for this county has
been arrangedI for the candidates for
c gres-- and solicitor:
Newhrry-M' nday night. Jiuly 25.
This is the night of the day on which
the state campaign party will be in
N ewberr v.
Longsore-W\edn esday. July 27.
Prosperity-Friday. July 29.
COMMON PLEAS COURT.
Jurors Were Dismissed Within Fif- ]
teen Minutes After Court
The court of common pleas for
Newberry county convened yesterday <
morning. Special Judge James Y. i
Culbreath. of the Newberry bar, pre
siding. Under an agreement of the
bar previously made no jury cases
were brought to trial and the jurors
were given one day's pay and had
been dismissed within fifteen minutes i
after the court was called.
A special term of the common pleas
court. to begin on the 3d of October
and to last two weeks. has been asked
for by the Newberry bar.
It was explained by Col. 0. L.
Schumpert. president of the New
berry Bar association. that the bar
had decided to call off this court for
niany reasons. one of the chief among
which was that three members of the
b,-r were engaged in other busiess
which would contlict with this term
of the court and which would continue
even after the court. Having only
one week and a very heavy docket.
only a few cases could have been
tried in ny event. For these reasons
the bar had decided to bring no cases
to trial at this time. but to ask for
the two weeks' special term begin
ning October 3. It was believed. he
said. that these two weeks would
clear the jury docket. '
The commission of Special Judge
Culbreath, who was presiding. gives
him the appointment also for the reg
ular term of the general sessions
court. which convenes on the first
day of August.
Special Judge Cu.>reath addressed
the jurors saying th-t he thought the t
action of the bar in calling off the
court was very appropriate. Very
little could have been done anyway.
he said. He feelingly referred to the
illness 4,f Judge Gage.
Judge Culbreath then took up the
price of cotton and discussed it brief
ly. He hoped the jurors would make t
good crops and get good prices. He i
believed they would get good prices
for several years. The same condi
tions prevailed today as in the fifties.
when the price went up on an in
reasing production. It was at that
time that gold had been discovered
in California and the gold fever was I
running high. He referred to the i
wonderful increase in the production
f gold. It had increased in the last
ten years from Sioo.ooo.ooo annually
to $34o-ooo.oo in the world. and in
the United States from about $30,
ooo.ooo to about S8o.ooo.ooo. It was
the money crop. This was the rea
on the plank had been left out of the
With that the jurors were given
their. pay certificates and went their
News From Excelsior.
Excelsior. S. C.. July 18.-School
reopened Monday for the summer
term with a good attend.ance of pu
WVe were blessed with a good sea
rain on Saturday afternoon after a
long hot dry time and crops look
much improved. Early corn wvill yet
be much improved by the rain.
Mrs. Sara Fellers is spending a
few days with Mr. J. A. C. Kibler's
Rev. J. H. Pearcy and family, of
Whitmire, are visiting Mr. D. B.
Some few wells in this section are
reported as being nearly dried up.
Mr. L. S. Shealy and family. of
little Mountain. spent Satturday in
this section. Mr. Shealy informed us
that work on their new oil mill was
Mrs. Shealy. i'f Newberry. is visit
ing in this community.
There will be a picnic with exercis
es by the Sunday School at Mt. Pil
grim chnrch oin Friday. Ju'ly 2.2. The
ptbl ic is inuviti to comin and! bring
well Silled basket'.
The tru:stees of Excelsior -cho.ol
w I i hod a me~etmi g ont M inday after-]
in, July 25th. at 3 i 'clo ck. ti elect
t;ree t ru;stee, atr anth; r y'ear and
alh' ti elect a teacher fori atnother]
sc- erm to teach a sixnia itms'
chto !. at a salar:: it $S0.0 per
month . \umal, eacher pre fer-ed.
Mrs. Kenneth Itaker atnd cthlren.
of Greenwood. are visiting Mr. A-. A\.
THE NEW STEEL BRIDGE.
Newberry and Saluda Not Yet
Agreed As To Where to
The Newberry county and Saluda
:ounty boards of commissioners met
n joint session Saturday to cov'
;ider the building of the proposed new
steel bridge over the Saluda river.
After hearing from a number of citi
tens of both Newberry nd Saluda
n the subject of moving the site of
h- proposed bridge from Kempson's
erry to Herbert's ferry a majority of
he Newberry board voted to build,
is was first advertised. at Kempson's
erry. To this proposition the Salu
la board would not agree. Much dis
:ussion followed. many gentlemen of
>oth counties speaking in favor of one
ite or the other.
Mr. Matthews, of Saluda. at length
noved to have the latter site survey
d. and then to decide in favor of
vhichever site the people of the two
:ounties would make cheapest by
>ersonal subscriptions. taking into
onsideration also the cost of keep
ng up the two bridges. After a
engthy discussion this motion was
The board of Newberry county re
:eived bids for tie building of the
roft bridge. and the contract was let
o the Virginia Bridge Co., their offer
)f $96o. being the lowest bid made.
The county boards of the two coun
ies, will meet at Bouknight's ferry
>n Tuesday. August 16th. and receive
)ids for building a steel bridge at that
erry and also one near the other
)Oint under discussion. Kempson'
erry. and will let the contract to
:onstruct the bridge at one of said
ites, to be selected by the boards af
er receiving the bids.
Will Not Fill Appointments.
Editor Herald and News: Please
dlow me. through your paper. to in
rom my congregations at Cross
loads and Chappells that I will not
il my appointments with them- on
he third Sunday inst., as I am spend
ng the month of' July at West
springs in the interest of my wife's
iealth. Also, allow me to say that
,r annual protracted meeting will
)egin at Cross Roads on the first
unday in August and that I will be
Lssisted by Rev. Jno. L. Freeman. of
Vinnsboro. S. C. Also. that the meet
ng at Chappells will begin on the
econd Sunday in August. and Dr. W.
. Langston. of Greenville. S. C.,
vill assist me.
E. A. McDowell.
Red Men Officers.
Following are those who have been
:hosen to fill the appointive offices
n Bergell tribe Improved Order of
First Sannup-Martin Guinn.
Second Sannup-John Darby.
First Warrior-O. S. Goree.
Second Warrior-James Caldwell.
Third Warrior-T. D. Johnsion.
Fourth Warrior-Levi Johnston.
First Brave-W. T. Darby.
Second Brave-James Vines.
Third Brave-J. E. Fulmer.
Fourth Brave-B. 0. Epting.
Sick Committee-Monday. WV. B.
ohnston: Tuesday. S. G. Carter:
Nednesday. J. M. Taylor: Thursday.
. E. Koon; Friday, T. 0. Stewart;
aturday: J. M. Davis: S:dcay. J. H.
Guard of Forest-Luther Williams.
Guard of Wigwam-J. H. Ouzts.
WANTED-I would like to rent a
milk cok for six or eight weeks. E.
B. Setzler. College Hill.
bought. I buy Confederate money,-'
Confederate Postage Stamps.
Bonds. Slave Deeds, War Papers,
Etc. Send fo- price list. Address
Chas. D. Baker. Atlanta, Ga.
FOR RENT-My cottage in Brook
ln. City. Dr. J. M. Kibler.
IONEY TO LOAN-We negotiate
loans on improved farm lands at
seven per cent. interest on amounts
over one thousand dollars, and eight
ner cent. interest on amounts less
than $1.ooo. Long time and easy
pamet. Hunt Hunt & Hunter.