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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C.. as second class matter.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 1904.
New Market, Va.
It may be a little late and yet in
teresting to our readers to hav a little
something of our visit to New Mar
ket, Va., and the United Synod of the
Lutheran church, the latter part of
There were quite a number of New
berrians in our party as representa
tives of the South Carolina Synod.
Among the number were Revs. W. L.
Seabrook, J. A. B. Scherer. S. T.
Hallman. W. K. Sligh. Z. W. Bed
enbaugh. W. A. Lutz. Dr. Geo. B.
Cromer, W. P. Houseal. A. H. Kohn.
A. G. Wise. Dr. E. 0. Hentz, Capt.
H. H. Folk and the writer. We went
on Monday with Dr. Hentz in order
that we might show Dr. Hentz as
much of Washington as we could in
* * *
We put in one good day in Wash
ington. W7e took in several of the
public buildings. including the White
House. though we did not get even
a glimpse of President Roosevelt. as
he was absent; the treasury building,
where we had an opportunity to
shake hands with F. Werber and James
F. Kilgore. former Newberrians: the
war and navy building. the capitol
and the congressional library build
ing, which is said to be the fhnest
building in the world. We also went
to Mt. Vernon, tht bautiiful home of
George Washington, which is kept
in most excellent condition and is a
beautiful place overlooking the Po
tomac. From there we went to Ar
lington, tlie home of Gen. Lee. wiich
is now used as a national cemetery.
On Wednesday we went back to
New Market. where the Synod was to
This is an old town in the beautiful
Shenandoah valley of Virginia. This
valley is historical and made memor
able by the many battles fought dur
ing the wvar between the states.
As stated this is an old town. Some
one said that one hundred years ago
it had a population of 9o3 and by the
last census it had just ooo. That
may be true but if so it is composed.
of good. substantial and hospitable
people. They were lavish in their
hospitality and their efforts to.make
the members of the synod have a
This is a rich and fruitful valley.
Some of the fnest corn that kve have
seen is growing in this valley -this
v'ear. The seasons have been good.
the hay andl wheat crops excellent
and everything had an air of pros
perity and plenty. A gentleman
told us that nearly every man in the
town and those living on the beautiful
and elegant farms surrounding the
town owned his farm and that there
was not a farm that had even a mort
gage on it. The bank lends money
at five per cent.
In this valley some of the hardest
battles of the war were fought. Capt.
Folk says he lo'st a newv knife and the
best he had ever had just about 40
years ago on Fisher's hill and when wve
passed there thought he would get
out and hunt for it. Fisher's hill and
Strasburg and Cedar Creek saw some
hard fighting. It was here that Capt.
J.ohn M. Kinard was killed and many
The synod was wvell attended. The
various interests of the church were
considered and acted upon.
Before returning home, a party
consisting of Capt. H. H. Folk. A.
G. WVise, Dr. E. 0. Hentz and the
writer determined to make a visit to
the famous Luray caverns, wvhich were
only fourteen miles away. WVe had to
cross the Blue Ridge in making this
trip. W\e started about 4 o'clock in
the mo(rnimr and the trip was pleas
ant. The 'scenery was beautiful.
These cavenrs are a wonder. Tt takes
go through them. and the distanceV
about one and a half miles. The fol
lowing description which we appro
priate we think will be read with in
No language can measure the em
bodiment ,f realistics which exist h
this wondrful place, assuming shape
and graceful formations by ages de
velopeds into beautiful symmetry
Touched by the unseen hand. the:
came into existence. we know no
how or when, but that within thosi
silent walls there reigns a great mys
terv, needs but to be seen.
Once within the caverns of Luray
it is dificult to realize that one is no
walking in dreamland, and that fo:
uncounted ages these marvelous crea
tions have remained hidden from thq
eves of man, beneath the rugged hills
Folds of lovely drapery, massivt
pillars, fluted columns, frozen foun
tains and other indescrible wonders
The whole a mass of gorgeous splen
dor. Nothing so vast. so varied. sc
magniticent exists in any other knowr
cavern in the world.
Upon entering it we experience
sensation of holy adoration and awe
deeply engraved on mind and heart
such as is never to be elsewhere ex
perienced. never to be forgotten. Elo
quence, poetry and romance all fai
to give :, scant outline of this won
derful scene, too great for descriptior
and only realized by actual presence
To say that language can be toc
strong in speaking of its praise, is
but to offer insult to the Great Archi
tect whose handiwork is seen here, a
well as in the twinkling stars whicli
adorn heaven's blue vault.
As we descend the stairway, and or
into Entrance hall. we are met by o
silence that speaks in this weird sub
terranean world, and before us arc
glittering stalactites and columns of
a strength to bear the earth.
Draperies of many tints in broad
folds, and cascades ot snow-whitc
stone, with a back-ground of dark
ness. in which imagination locates
more than the eve co-. see. Fancy is
dazed by the vast multitude of novel
forms. Looking forward to the Fish
Market we behold splendid effect,
of the electric light streaming througi
the natural arch which spans a lake,
reflecting tints ol silver and gold,
from formations disclosed in its rays.
Now the crystal spring, with wall4
crystalized by its own limpid wvaters,
as down each piece of the beautiful
drapery of stalactites reaching fromr
ceiling to the border of the spring,
trickles a tiny rill. glittering like silver
in the electric light, and this is the
ever plying shuttle that weaves the.
It sufneceth to say that no portion'
of the cave is likely to hold the visi
tor more completely spell bound thai
Giants' hall, and he who would inteldi
gibly describe this place, must nirst
call for those powers not vested iin
man. This is recognized as one e
the tnnest exhibits in the cave.
The few presentations here made
are only samples of what is to be
seen: lack of space forbids anything
NEWS FROM EXCELSIOR.
The Crops and the Heavy Rains
Road Work Needed-Perso
nal and Otherwise.
Excelsior. S. C., August 11.--W<
are having a chance of rain and crop:
are injuring some on sandy land.
Sunday was a rainy day and unni
for church going people.
Mr. J. D. Lorrick is making som<
improvements on his dwelling house
The rains have brought out gar
dens considerably and all vegetable:
are more plentiful.
The rain kept some of our peopl<
from attending the reunion on Frida:
but it is learned the attendance was
Some of the roads of this section
have been worked and ther' all nee<
it since the rain.
Mlr. D. B. Cook and family visite<
relatives in Saluda county- last week
MIr. John Long is making (quite ar
imrovement on his dwelling house.
Mlrs. Ge' rge B. Dim inick and chil
dren of~ near Georgetc'wn. have heex
penin several, d:ay- with he:
ater jua i!v in t et,. n.
Po 'litics i- rather quiet in this sec
STORM IN NEW YORK.
- Lightning Kills a Man-Another
- Heavy Rain.
New York. Aug. 1i.-During a
heavy lightning and raintorm here
Vesterday afternoon William Hagen.
7. years old, was killed by lightning
while driving a truck in Brooklyn.
The force of the stroke knocked
him from his se and his death is I
thought to have been instantaneous.
An unidentiied boy is also said to have
been Killed by the lightning in
. Brownsville. Several buildings were
struck, among them St. John's Evan
gelical Lutheran church in Hoboken.
_N. J. In Brooklyn lightning struck
the trolley pole of a Rockaway ave
nue surface car and set fire to the car
in which there were 25 or 30 passen
-gers. All -the passengers were stunn
ed for a moment but recovered in
time to leave the car before any was
The rainfall was at times unusually
New, York, August ii.-Two let
ters, presumably sent by kidnappers
- of eighteen-year-old Antonio Minni
no. reached the home of the boy's
parents, in Brooklyn, this morning,
demanding a reward of fifty thousand
dollars for the boys return and threat
ening to kill the lad and his parents
if the police are not withdrawn from
One of the letters said that the boy
was in the country and well.
The boy, who is the son of wealthy
Italians. was last seen Tuesday night,
when he appeared in a candy store
near home with fifty cents, which he
spent in treating his boy friends. He
afterwards left the store with Angelo
Cuzzaza. who was employed by the
boy's parents. Cuzzaza was arrested
yesterday, but the boy was not with
him. He said he had given the lad
to a band of men at the home of a
man named Francisco Coneglio. Con- 4
eglio was arrested. but claims to know
nothing of the case.
The police of both New York and
Brooklyn are working on the case,
but a- yet they have no clue of the
A CASE OF IT.
Many More Like It In Newberry. ge
The followving case is but one or
many similiar occurring daily in New- Ca
berry. It is an easy matter to vernys
its correctness. Surely vou cannot~
ask'ifor better pro'of than such a con
.\4. \\~. \\'ebb. now residing ni Hr
Kine Piils (lid me a great d:ai o
~d. 1 used them for my back and f
kidneys from which I suffered for a
number of years and of late it gre'w is
. uill pain right across my
hack never ceasing nighit or (lay was
M'methig so badl ait-:r sitting tor a sti
while that I could um get . i
pp. 't and at night could hardly a
turn over in he::. lir
tions were very much out of order.
very dark and contained a brick dust B
.sediment. My rest at night wvas much 1
broken on account of having to get
up several times during the night. In ]
spite of the use of a number of rem-.
edies I could not find relief. Learn- h
ing of Doan's Kidney; Pills I pro- as
cured a box at WV. E. Pelham & Son's
drug store and they removed the sed
iment from the secretions and regu- U
lated my kidneys so that I did not aS
have to get up at night like I used
to and my back w~as stronger and
does noc pain me as it formerly did. flN
1 can highly recommend Doan's Kid- Pr
ney Pills." .t
IFor sale by all dealers. Price 5o0S
cents. Foster-Milbuirn Co.. Buffalo. hal
New York. sole agents for the United
Remember the name Doan's and SI
take no other. R. 23. a
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLE-W
MENT AND DISCHARGE.
Notice is hereby given that by or
der of the Probate Court of Newber
-rv countv- I will make a settlement of
the estate of Dorcas Ray Calmes. in
the said court, on the 14th (lay af'
September. 1904. at 10 o'clock in the
f renoo~n, and( that I will immediately
thereafter apply for a final dIischarg~e
as guar dian.
We find tha
more in this
we care to
all who wish
petent hands, i
sure that we can
We have a fine
ing Hats, Hats fo
the perquisites tI
Prices away di
and see for your!
Our lines of White
Light Woolen Dress G
evening wear, Hosiery,
all right. Nice lines of
Come and see us.
lot All Shoes!
I don't want our friends to for
an idea because we have
:t put in stock seventy-one
e Hamilton Brown of
oe Company's Good
oes for Men, B.oys, .
omen and Children
-r fall that our stock W(
all Shoes, F.
t is true we have the best i
:k of Shoes in Newberry, T
when we get our new fall we c:
nister's Fine Shoes ri
Men welwill have the finest
ein town, still we have just
good a line of Men's Fur
hing Goods, Hats and Pants, Be
derwear and Umbrellas, etc ,
we have Shoes, and we
ant to sell you everything you
d in all these lines. Every NE
e you spend a dollar at ourjSi
re you get more for that dol
than you get anywhere else. 201
We are closing all of our, rec
raw Hats that we sold early ICF
$ 1.50, $2.00 and $3.00 anl
nile they last at $1.00. drE
.ome and see us often.
W. F. EWART, o
ewerrv, S.C . Aug. 5, 1904;
.t we have,
it is in com
3nd we feel g
lot of walk- +
r Dress and .
oods, Goods for
Corsets, etc, are
the grand and only
the season to the
A RE $2.00 ONLY.
,eave Nestberry 7.30 a. m.
ai will stop at all points be
n Prosperity and Hodges.
>r information, etc., see or
.. P. F. BAXTER.
3. MARION DAVIS.
or M. L. SPEARMAN.
st Mineral As
C. H. CAN NON,
ar C., N. & L. Depot.
gles! Shingles! Shingles!
0,000 Shingles just
eived, FOR SALE
lEAP, also Lumber
d Laths, Rough or
louses Built on short
ice. SHOP WORK
h as Mantles, Doors
i Window Frames
hop in front of jail.
Newberry. S. C.