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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as second class matter.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 1904.
The Grand Jury Touches on a Num
ber of Important Matters.
The grand Jury made their iial
presentment to tih general session
c)urt i \Vednesday moTrilig.
The presentment is as follows.
To His Honor. Judge J. Y. Cul
breath, Presiding Judge:
1. The grand jury most respectful
ly present that they have carefully
considered and acted upon all bilis
of indictment handed to us by the
solicitor. and have turned same itc)
2. The committee of the grand jury
appointed at the last term of court
to visit and inspect the public offices
and institutions of the county submit
chat they have complied with the re
quirements of the law in regard to
same and find that th'e boks of all
of them are properly kept. and that
all moneys. credits and vouchers ar6
in a highly satisfactorily condition.
as evidences of faithful performance
of duty: with the exception of the
dispensary at Prosperity, S. C.. which.
we are inormed by the authorities
in control of same, was short in its
accounts to the amount of $i,ooo
or more under the management of
A. L. Bcdenbaugh. on or about the
5th of April. 1904. We have been
unable to ascertain the exact amount.
as the papers in the case are in Co
lumbia in the hands of the officials in
charge of the accounts of same. We
recommerd that the solicitor be in
structed to institute proceedings to
recover such amounts as may be due
to the state or county.
3. We find the jail and county home
in good condition, the sanitary con
ditions of both being such as conduc?'
to the health of the occupant,.. Ve
also find that the farm connected
with the county home has been con
ducted in such a manner as to assist
materially in the maintenance of the.
inmates of said institutidn.
4. We have visited and inspected
the condition and management of the
county chain gang and find the con
'victs healthy and apbarentl~y' the ob
jects of proper management, at pres
ent. We have also clolsely sErutinized
the report of the investigation held
by order of the court by F. H. Dom
inick, Esq., on the 9th. day of March
and divers days thereafter, in regard
to the treatment of the convicts on
the chain gang; and, whilst we are
convinced that puniishment was used,
in excess of . the amount necessary
for the control of same:: by the tes
timony contained, we are debarred
* from further proceedings by circum
stances entirely beyond our control.
At the same time we are gratified to
believe that the institution of these
proceedings has effected an ameliora
tion of the condition of the parties
5. We would call attention to the
fact 'that immediately east of the
property of the Mollohon Manufac
turing company there is a culvert
under the roadbed of the C.. N. & L.
and Southern railways that .is inade
quate for The purposes for which it
was constructed, for it does not per
mit the passage of water from the
lands south of the two roads. thereby
causing considerable damage to the
farms situated on the said Southern
side of said railways, as well as en
dangering the health, of the persons
residing nearby on the property of
said Mollohon Manufacturing com
We would again call attention to
the very unsatisfactory condition of
the property immediately in front
and south of the business portion of
the town of Pomaria, in this county.
caused by the embankments, dikes or
other obstructions erected and used
by the Southern railway in the con
duct of its business in that town. and
insist upon such adjustment of said
difficulty as will conduce to the
health of the immediate vicinity. We
urgently insist upon the filling up of
the pond f-om which water is pumped
into the tank. to a level with the stir
We would also call'attention to the
condition of the following roads, viz.:
Commencing at the cross road near
the reidnc of R~ C. Matthews and
extending northward to the place
formerly owned by J. Glenn Rikard,
which is reported to be in an almost
impassable condition, at or near the
terminus of which road is a hole ex
cavated by the county chain gang on
the side of the road leading into the
town of Newberry. which should be
refilled: the r,-ad commencing at the
lavbin Moore branch and extending
thence to the Ge''r.e Griffin place:
the r,,ad beg'nning at fames L n's
place inl N-i. i i T.>wnhip and extend
ng t IIence Z4 the Crlumbia r iad near
the ()rland,, Wicker place: the ri-ad
e' inienicil lb.ar tie nine mile 11pot
in the Ashford 'errv r,,ad. near the
residence -f J. A. Sease and extend
ing thence t4l the resideice of J. C.
Cuts (ol'Ire(l : also tfhe rt,ad com
Mencing at J. P. Adam.' residence in
No. ii Towiiship. and extending
thence to the residence of W\. F. Su
ber. This road has been ordered open
by the county commissioners. but as
yet is in a condliti'n which prevents
travel. Also the road from the Ash
ftird Ferry road. near Rutherford
school house in No. 2 Township. to
the Columbia ri,ad near J. L. Kietr's.
with the bridge on same. which is in
an unsafe condition.
W\e also insist that all moneys ac
curing to the county from whatever
source shall be used only for the
liquidation of outstanding obligations.
and the preservation or replacement
of roads and bridges already in exis
We would again call attention to
the repairs on the jail yard and
building presented by our body at
the February term of this
court and insist upon early attention
to same. Also to the exposed condi
tion of varts of the road mchinery not
.n use, which should be placed tinder
cover for its protection.
We respectfully request that the of
fcials in charge of such matters as
are enumerated in this presentment
be instructed by the honorable court
to attend to same at once and to see
that all requirements of the law gov
erning same are complied with.
Also recommend that our clerk be
allowed the usual fee.
F. W. Higgins,
Delightful Vacation Trips.
The Seaboard Air Line railivay of
fers a splendid opportunity to those
who desire to spend a pleasant va
cation at either mountain or - sea
Wrightsville Beach, nine miles
from WVilmington, N. C., is one of the
most popular Southern Coast .re
sorts. It has a splendid beach, well
appointed hotels and excellent, board
ing. houses. From Wilmington. the
beach is reached by electric car.
In the mountains of Western
North Carolina there are many de
lightful resorts where board can be
secured at~ very reasonable rates.
Chimney Rock and Blowing Rock
are especially commended for climate.
picturesque surroundings and well
kept hotels. In this charming region
Lenoir, at the terminus of the Caro
lina and Northwestern railway. is an
ideal mountain town for a summer
sojourn. Linnville is only a short
distance away and is reached by
Ocean View. Virginia Beach and
Old Point Comfort are among the
most attractive on the Atlantic coast.
Ocean VTiew is the "Atlantic City"
of the South. It has a fmne beach, an
excellent hotel, and many cottages
where board can be secured at rea
sonable rates. The afternoon con
certs on the lawn, and the excellent
performances in the theatre are
special attractions. Ocean Viewv is
only thirty minutes' ride from Nor
folk by electric car.
Virginia Beach with its delightful
Princess Anne hotel, is located upon
the broad Atlantic. The bathing fa
cilities are excellent. The golf links
are a feature of the place. Virginia
Beach is only a short ride from Nor
Old Point Comfort is within less
than an hour's ride from Norfolk by'
o at or :roll1ev. It is one of those re
sorts that has stood the test of time.
and has each year groiwn miore )ppu
lar and beautiful. The Clhamber]lain
hel is one oif the finest tin the en
tire Atlantic coast. WVithin a stone 's
ihrt .w iromr the hiotel is F'ortress
Monroe. Hampton. with its Soldiers'
home is close by. and Newport News
with its great ship yards. cas'i be
reached in less than thirty minutes
by electric car.
Doubl ail sc to and from all
points on rhe Seaboard Air Line rail
Jacksonville to, \Vrightville
and return .. .. .. .. .. .. $13.oo
Savannah to) Wrightsville and
return ..6.......... .. ;o
C,Ilumbia to Wrightsville and
Jacks eii61l1- to' leiiIr and re
Savalh t I.Inir nid return 825
h.~nnhia tii I .enir ann retiurn 6. 0
Iack!' nildle t 1 )cean \'iew.
\'irrinia weaci (r )I I) 'int
C- m fort and ret urn .. .. .. . ;:
avannaLh t' ()cean \iew. \'ir
oini 11each -r OhI P")*int
C01m1f(Irt and return .......O
C' lumbliia o' (Ocean \'iew. V'ir
Inia Be.acli r Old PIint
C'ifo'rt and1 return .. .. .. 7.50
Tickets will he sold f-r trains ,f
.\ugust 17th. 1904-with 11nal limit
September I':t. 1904. After being
validated at (estinati,-n. tickets will
be good to retuirn n any regular
train to) and including September
Rates to Old P,inlt C-)mifort will
apply either via P, rtsm-uth and
steamer, or via Richmond and C. &
0. railway. Tickets. however, must
read via .;ame r'ute in both direc
For further infotrmation apply to
agents Scaboard Air Line railway, or
A. 0. MacDonald. A. G. P. A..
C. F. Stewart. A. G. P. A..
Edward F. Cost. CharlesB. Ryan
2d vice-pres. Gen'l passeuger agt.
Excursion to Charleston.
Will be operated on Ttiesday. Aug.
9th. via C.. N. & L. & A. C. L The
Inly one to the beautiful seashore
Don't miss it. Visit the government
works. the navy yard. the beautiful
Isle of Palms. the "Conev Tsland" of
Take a dip in the surf.
There will be an excursion around
the harbor and many other sights and
pleasures around the "City by the
Everybody invited to join us and
have a good time.
Good order guaranteen. We will
have separate coaches for colored
Train leaves at the following time:
Laurens. 7.oo a. m. $2.50.
Parks, 7.10 ,a. in., $2.50.
Clinton, 7.30 a.rn.. $2.50.
Goldville, 7.50 a. mn.. $2.50.
Kinards, 8.oo a. mn.. $2-50.,
Garys, 8.og a. mn., $2.50.
Jalapa. 8.18 a. in., $2.50.
Newberry, 8.40 a. mn., $2.oo.
Prosperity, 902, a.. m.. $2.oo.
Slighs, 9.t8. a. in.. $2.oo.
Little Mountain, 9.25 a. in., $2.oo
Chapin, 9.40 a. in.. $2.oo.
Arrive Charleston. 3.00 p. mn. Re
turning, leave Charleston 9 p. mn.
Thirty hours in the city.
We wvill have plenty of room for
Come on and go. Don't forget the
slate, next Tuesday. August 9th, only
Tickets on sale at J. H. Hair's bar
ber shop. Also on train.
A minister of one of the leading
conlgregationls of this city was re
cenltly making a call on one of the
p)rominenlt members of his flock and
was greeted at the door by the 8
year-old daughter of the house, who
was doing the honors as hostess in
the absence of hler mother, says the
Philadelphia Press. Spying a well
wvorn family Bible near at hand, the
there must be a good father in the
house which contained proof of hay
ing used the Bible to so great an
"Oh, yes," said the child, "papa
has us on the Bible three times a
"Indeed!" replied the parson.
"How edifying. And. pray, at wvhat
times does your good father call upon
this grand volumne?"~
"Always at meal timne.' s
the radiant daughter. You k.i.
we never have had a baby ch:a:r ini :
house, so pa jus: sits the Bible on~
dining room chair and that mnake:- i
.iust high enough for us children. My
baby brother Jim sat on it this morn
ing. We all had our turn at it."
Ic is a waste of time to pray for
what you want unless you really need
We find tl
more in thi,
we care t
all who wis
sure that we c
We have a f
Sing Hats, HatQ
* Prices away
and see for Yo
Our lines of WE
. Light Woolen Dres
evening wear, HosiE
all right. Nice linec
. Come and see us.
Not All Shoes!
I don't want our friends to
etan idea because we have
jst put in stock seventy-one
he Hamilton Brown
Shoe Company's Good
Shoes for Men, Boys,
Women and Children
for fall that our stock
s all Shoes.
It is true we have the best
stock of Shoes in Newberry,
nd when we get our new fall
anister's Fine Shoes
or Men we will have the finest
lne in town, still we have just
s good a line of Men's .Fur
nishing Goods, Hats and Pants,
nderwear and Umbrellas, etc ,
s we have Shoes, and we
ant to sell you everything you
need in all these lines. Every
me you spend a dollar at our
store you get more for that dol
ar than you get anywhere else.
We are closing all of our
Straw Hats that we sold early
t $1.50, $2.00 and $3.00
while they last at $1.00.
Come and see us often.
A. C, JONES,
Newbherry, S.C, Aug. 5, 1904
lineru Sale. '
at we have
s line than
D enter on
h their late:
nent is in com- $
, and we feel
ine lot of walk-+
for Dress and.,
ite Goods, Muslins,
s Goods, Goods for
!ry, Corsets, etc, are
3 of Neckwear.
for the grand and only
of the season to the
Wednesday August 10.
FAR E $2.00 ONLY.
Leave Newberry 7.30 a. m.
Train will stop at all points be
tween Prosperity and Hodges.
For information, etc., see or
write P. F. BAXTER.
- J. MARION DAVIS.
or M. L. SPEARMAN.
Best Mineral As
C. H. CANNON,
Near C., N. & L. Depot.
Shingles! Singles! Shingles!
200,000 Shingles just
received, FOR. SALE
CHEA P, also Lumber
and Laths, Rough or
Houses Built on short
notice. SHOP WORK
such as Mantles, Doors
and Window Frames
a specialty. Repairing
of all kinds.
Shop in front of jail.
Newberry, S. C.