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The Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Mr. T. W. Holloway is visiting
friends in Orangeburg.
Miss Corelia Mayer is visiting
iriends at Laurens.
Mr' P. F. Scott is spending some
time at Brevard. N. C.
Miss Bernice Todd is visiting
friends at Anderson.
Dr. 0. B. Nlayer left yesterday far
New York to spend a month.
Rev. H. M. Fallow. of St. Mat
thew-. was in the city on Sunday.
Mr. Z. F. Wright is spending sonc
time :n Hendersonville.
Mr. G. F. Wearn spent Sunday in
Mrs.. S. C. Haliacre is spending a
few days at Ashevile.
M.rs. Rufus Senn is visiting friends
Mrs. Y. J. Pope is visiting in
Miss Alice Cannon is at Chick
Mr. S. D. Schok!ey is ii the city
1,-. several days.
Mr. C. E. Bell, of Augusta, spent
Sunday in Newberry.
Mr. S. B. Jones, and family, have
returned from Sullivans Island.
Miss Victoria Reid, of Chappells, is
visiting Miss Lucy Ligon.
Miss Letitia Merriman, of Cokes
bury, who has been visiting Mrs. L.
W. Jones, has returned home.
Colonel Robert H. Welch, of Co
lumbia, was in Newberry on Satur
Mr. Lee Trammel, of Alabama, has
been in the city the past several days
on a visit to friends.
Miss Lillian Fitzmanrice, of Co
lumbia, is visiting Miss Dorothy
; Miss Annie Green, and two little
brothers, are visiting friends at Gold:
Mrs. C. F. Boyd has gone to Chick
Springs where she will spend some
The Rev. N. N. Burton has beea
granted a vacation by his church un:
til September 1st.
Misses Julia and Luvenia Matthews
-who have been visiting friends in this
,city, have gone to Old Town.
Miss Virginia Sondley, of Atlanta,
-who has been in the city for some
time, has gone to Asheville.
Miss Mary Law McClintock has
gone to Mt. Eagle, Tenn., where she
-will attend the Chatauqua meetings..
* Mrs. L. D. Culler. an4 chjldreg
are on a visit to Mrs. tulihms ~ar
-ents, Rev, and Mrs. N. Ni.B
H..H. Blease. Esq.,-hagreturene .
h is home in Staunton, V~ a?comp -
nied by; his sister. Mrs .T. ~-.XI
Miss Lily Mitchell. 5I t1
has returned home ater Wt.e
friends in the city.
Miss Sallie Mae Burton w I re
turn today from 'a visit to relatives
and friends at Batesburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Cureton, of Moreland,
Ga., are visiting Mrs. Cureton's rela
tives in the county.
Mr. W. C. Tyree has gone to Wil
son, N. C., to spend two weeks with
Messrs. William Beaty and Robert
(iooding, of Winnsboro, are visiting
Prof. J. E. Boland has returned
Iromi the summer school for the
-south, at Knoxville. Tenn
Mrs. M. A. Evans left yesterday
for an extended trip to the world's
fair at St. Louis. She will make a
number of stops en route.
Miss Ruby Holloway is visiting
iriends in Pomaria. From there s' e
-will go t6 Lexington county where
:s'he will spend several weeks.
Mrs' J. R. Tindal and children. Miss
Liase and Master Senn Tindal, of
Birmingham, Ala., are visiting Mrs.
Eidson, at the Central house.
Miss Janie Black and Misses Beulah
:and Bessie Barron, of Rock Hill, are
visiting Misses Carrie and Margaret
Gibson, in the county.
Miss Euphemia McClintock re
turned home from Columbia last
week, where she was engaged in
work :onnected with the Columbia
The Rev. 3. H. Graves has been
given a two weeks' vacation by his
congr-gation. to begin on next Mon
Miss Georgia Moseley. of Green
wonod, has returned home after a
pleasant visit among friends in this
A PROSPERITY CASE.
It Is Up Before the Supreme Court
and Involves a Very Impor
Some time ago the town of Pros
perity borrowed money from one of
the Columbia banks and also from the
bank of Prosperity for the purpose
of building a town hall and purchas
ing a lot therefor. Subsequently an
additional amount of about one thous
and dollars was borrowed from the
Bank of Prosperity for the purpose
of taking up the note in the bank at
These transactions have led to an
important case in the state supreme
court which will come up before
Chief Justice Y. J. Pope during this
month. The important question in
volved is as to the right of a town
to refuse payment of a note incurred
for building purposes. The case will
be watched with interest by the bank
ers throughout the state, inasmuch
as they are frequently involved in simi
It appears from the complaint of the
plaintiffs in the Prosperity case that
the total income of the town of Pros
perity is only about $r,6oo per annum,
and that this income is entirely con
sumed in the current expenses of the
town. The town council now wishes
to pay out of the income the one
thousand dollars borrowed from the
Bank of Prosperity.
The report comes from Colunbia that
on Friday as a.result Mr. G. Duncan
Bellinger, of the firm of Bellinger,
Townsend and Haskell, rep
resented the plaintiffs before the
Chief Justice and obtained a tempo
rary injunction against the town
council, enjoining them from paying
the note until the case could be
The final- decision, as has been stat
ed, will be awaited with considerable
interest because of the point raised
that the debt was incurred without
the consent of the qualified electors
of the town, and this is alleged to be
a violation of the constitution. It is
expected that the powers of a town
council to incur a debt will be gone
Two Ball Gamet Today.
Two games of ball will be played
on the Newberry college diamond
this afternoon between Greenwood
and Chappells. The first game will
be called at 3:30 o'clock and the sec
ond game'will commence ten minutes
after the k'lose of the first contest.
The two teams are strong and evenly
matched and a very interesting ex
hibition of the nat'>nal sport is be
ing looked forwrd to. The team
met at Chappells some time ago.
when a game of II innings was play
ed. resulting in a score of 5 to 5 at
the end of the eleventh inning. The
price of admission to the grounds
this afternoon will be 25 cents for
men, 15 cents for ladies and Io
cents for children. One ticket will
entitle the holder to see both games.
The College Library.
The books in the college library
are now being classified and cata
logued. That this work may be
done satisfactorily, all students
and others-who may have books out
of the library are requested to re
turn them at once. There are a r .od
many books missing from the shelves
-look and see if you do not have
some of them out.
E. B. Setzler, Librarian.,
Newberry College, August 8, 19o4.
Helena, August 8.-The showers
this afternoon are very refreshing.
.Mr. Lyles Thomas, of Maybinton,
was here Friday.
Miss Louise Brown, of Kinards,
is vigitng her sister, Mrs. George
Quite a crowd of young people
attended the reunion at Little Moun
Mr. John Henson. of Atlanta, is
spending a wvhile with relatives here.
Miss Louise Suber, of Stroth'er, is
making an extended visit with Miss
Sallie Lyles. Miss Lyles wvill ac
compan'y her home.
Mr. Ernest Cromer. of the Mt.
Pleasant community. made a ilying
trip to Helena Friday.
Mr. James WV. Caldwell and friend,
Mr. Caldwell Turnipseed, of Florida,
were in Helena Friday.
Mr. Bert Sloan passed through
Mr. Hayne Buford has returned to
Atlanta, after spernding a vacation
with his parents here. He is in the
employ of the Southern Bell Tele
Mr. .. A. Sease has gone to Clem
son to attend a special meeting of
the board of trustees of Clemson col
lege and also to take in the Farmers
Institute which meets there this
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
Owing to the heavy rains of the
pat -;everal days. the Saluda river is
c()1nsiderablv mt of its banks. The
farlmers are expressing tears as to
the safety of bottom corn.
Dr. James A. B. Scherr filled the
pulpit in the Lutheran Church of the
Redeener on Sunday morning, and
Dr. John R. Edwards., of Rio Verde.
Mexico. preached in Thompson
Street A. R. P. church.
GENERAL SESSIONS COURT.
Adjournment Reached Saturday Af
ternoon-The Reeder Case
After hearing arguments . which
lasted for about three hours, Special
Judge James Y. Culbreath Saturday
morning overruled the motion for a
new trial in the case of the'state against
John Reeder, colored, convicted at
this term of court of murder, with
a recommendation to the mercy of
the court. The verdict was rendered
by the jury on Friday afternoon.
The defendant was represented by
Messrs. Johnstone and Cromer. Mr.
Cole. L. Blease assisted Solicitor
Sease in the prosecution. Arguments
on the motion for new trial were
made on Saturday by Messrs. John
stone and Cromer and by Mr:Blease.
The arguments were all strong. In
fact,' as was well stated by Judge Cul
breath in passing sentence on Reed
er, the prosecution in the case had
been vigorous throughout and the de
fence had been able. It was a hard
fought legal battle and no point was
passed over by either side. When the
motion for a new trial was overruled
the attorneys for the defence gave
notice of appeal.
Reeder was sentenced to life im
prisonment at hard labor in the state.
Pervey Jackson, who pleaded
guilty to the charge of larceny, was
sentenced to eighteen months on the
chain gang or in the penitentiary.
Becky Neel, who pleaded guilty to
manslaughter, wvas sentenced to four
years at hard labor in the state. peni
.Mel WVilliams, who pleaded guilty'
to housebreaking and larceny, was
sentenced to four years at hard la
The court then adiourned.
Shocked By Lightning.
Messrs. A. J. Gibson and Will
Brown, of the county., had a narrow
escape from lightning rriday after
noon. They were shocked, but neith
er was injured. They were in a bug
gy at the time, and the horses were
knocked to their .knees.
Messrs. Gibson and Brown had
been attending the reunion at Little
Mour.tain and had started home.
They had gone about two miles from
ittle Mountain in the heavy rain
which was falling, when there was a
deafening report and a blinding flash,
the two being almost simultaneous.
The ho'rses, as stated, were knocked
to their knees. Mr. Gibson was daz
edl for a fewv seconds and Mr. Browvn
also received a shock. Fortunately.
neither the gentlemen nor their
horses were seriously injured, and
they proceeded on home.
On Thursday of last week were
born to Mr. and Mrs. F. Long, who
live a few miles from Newberry, two
bouncing boys and one girl. The
three are doing well and are healthy
Cotton' Weigher at Pomaria.
At an election held in Pomaria.
Mr. Ezra Dickert was chosen cotton
weigher for the ensuing year.
At Spearman's Spring.
It i's annonneed that the barbecue
at Searman's Spring on WVednesday,
campaign day, will he given. rain or
shine, and a first-class 'cue is guar
AT LITTLE MOUNTAIN.
The Annual Newberry College Re-; E
union a Big Success-A Very
The annual Newherry college re- p
uinin at Littie Maiountain on Friday P
as a )ig success. The crowd was S
variously estimated at from three to p
five thousand.. There were large e
tinibers )f the alun ni and former r
students present and the crowd in- i,
clided representatives of the coun- 'a
trv rmindabout and the whole county t<
and different sections of the state
and o)ther states. Three hundred
and sixty tickets were sold in this
city for the early morning train
There was a little sprinkle of rain
during the morning but no heavy fall
intil late in the afternoon. about the
time the crowd was dispersing.
Addresses were made by President tj
James A. B. Scherer. and by Dr.
George B. Cromer. whom Dr. h
Scherer succeeded as president of the
The day was most pleasant
throughout and enjoyed very much
by those who were present. i
OBSTRUCTING A ROAD.
Preliminary Hearing in Case Against '
Mr. D. G. Livingston Comes it
In Magistrate J. H. Chappell's court
yesterday morning the indictment
againFt Mr. D. G. Liv;ngston, of the s
Dead Fall section of the county. t
charged by Supervisor Schumpert 2
with obstructing a public road,.was
nol prossed by Mr. J. B. Hunter, the
prosecuting attorney, and a new war- S
rant sworn out, bringing the charge '
tinder another statute, and which tr
makes the offence one to be tried by
the circuit court. Owing to a2sence
of witnesses for the defence the pre- Ii
liminary hearing in the case was post- n
poned until next Monday, when the tz
preliminary will be held. tt
Election of Dispenser.
Mr. John J. Mayer was re-elected
dispenser for the Newberry dispen
sary and Mr. T. L. B. Epps was re
elected clerk. There was a full G
meeting of the board. Two applica- c<
tions for dispenser and three for clerk
were before the board. .
Mr. WV. A. Asbill and Miss Cora
Martin were married at the Mollohon,
on Sunday afternoorn at 6 o'clock by
the Rev. J. H. Graves.
Stole a Breast Pin.
Anna Lewis, a negro woman, was
convicted in Magistrate Chappell's
court yesterday of stealing and
sentenced to pay a fine of five dollars
or to serve thirty days. The offence,
which was the stealing of a breast
pin from the residence of Mr. T. W.
Swindler, was committed on the 27th
of July. The woman was discovered
with the breast pin, but pleaded not'
guilty to the charge. On the testi- -
mony. however, she was convicted C
and received -sentence.
The Asheville Excursion. ti
The promoters of the Asheville ex- ti
cursion say they are going to run it b
rain or shine. A . large *crowd is
expected to go. "
Death of a Child.(
George Clair, the infant child of
Mr. B. B. Davis, at Little Mountain, 4
died at 9:15 Thursday night from
lockjaw, from which the little child
suffered as the result of an accident
by which a nail penetrated the back "
of its head. The little child was ten
months of age. The funeral services
were conducted by Rev. J. K. Efird. 4
in Holy Trinity church, on Saturday
morning at 9:30 o'clock.
A Beautiful Monunuint.
Mr. L. M. Speers hac t very beau
tiful, monument in his establishment.
It is to be put up at Abbeville. over
the graves of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E
There wvas a continuous downpour
of rain in Newvberry during almost
the whole day Sunday and -Stunday
niht. 1 .ate Sunday afternoon the
rain wa, one'f th hI;ardest in a
long time. The rain contintued
throughout nearly the whole of yes-1
BY DR. . B. SETZLER.
xcellent Text Book on Anglo-Saxon
There has jst been isstted fro)m the
resses Of the J. T. Furst company,
altimore. a text book oin Anglo
axon Versilncation From The Stand
)int of the Modern-English Versifi
,tion. by E. B. Setzler. M. A.. Ph'.
professor of Teutonic languages
Newberry colF--. th city. The
ithor. in his introduction. calls at
ntion to the fact that English pro
)dists, with some few honorable ex
ptions. have in their treatises uni
rmly neglected the versification of
e Anglo-Saxon period. This neg
ct is surprising when we remembef
at. in the main, the fundamental
inciples 01 English versiication are
ie same throughout all of. at least
e historic period of the language
at in 'Modern English poetry we
ve no new basic principle introduc
1. but merely the development and
rfection of germs that existed in
e earliest Anglo-Saxon poetry. We
rely can study Anglo-Saxon versi
:ation for the light it throws upon
.-'era English (to say nothing of
ddle English) prosody; and we can
ost profitably and efficiently study
in the light which is in turn thrown
on it by .M6derr. English versif- -
The book has one mark of exceb,
nce which too often can not be ob
rved in books of a similar charac
r. It is what might be aptly called
The treatise will supply a want
hich has been felt in colleges for
)me time. It is a neat volume and
ill no doubt become popular in the
eatment of the subject.
Some time ago it was said that-So
eitor Hildebrand had thrown the
ose around the necks of the Eu
.wville lynchers, but it would seem
at the rope refused to pull.-Green
RAND SQUARE PIANO in good
)ndition for sale, cheap
Mrs. C. J. Purcell.
R. R. M. KENNEDY-Surgeon
Dentist. Office over National
Bank. Newberry. S. C..
HAVE ON HAND A LOT OF
the good dry lumber which I am
now ready to delilver. Address me
at Newberry R. F. D. No. 4.
W. T. Herbert.
[ONEY 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.
OUNTY CAMPAIGN MEETING
-The county campaign meeting on
ie 27th of August will be held in'
ie court house. Through consent of,
ie chairman of the committee the
arbecue will be furnished by
J, M. Counts.
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Oo Railroad Fare Paid. 500
FRE E Courses Offered.
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