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SUICIDE IN COUNTY
Charlie Bundrick Took Laudanum on
Sunday and Died.
Charlie Bundrick. a white farmer in
living about three miles from Little
Mountain, this county. committed
suicide on Sunday by drinking an
suicide on yesterday by drinking an
amount of laudanum sufficient to have
killed at least three men. Reports
differ as to the exact amount of the
drug but it was between four and
On Saturday morning Mr. Bundrick
went to Pomaria where he remained
during the greater part of the morn- I
ing. It is said that he procured the
poison at one of the grocery stores
at that place, all of which handle
drugs in a small way. When seen in
Pomaria there was nothing in his ap
pearance or outward condition to in
dicate that lie was contemplating the
fearful act of taking his own life.
He returned to his home as usual
on Saturday night, and at about ten
o'clock the next morning drank the
opiate which he had purchased. Dr.
J. M. Sease, of Little Mountain, was
immediately summoned, and respond
ed to the call at once, arriving at
Bundrick's home at about twelve a.
m. Bundrick had been in a state of
coma for at least an hour before the
arrival of the physician, but heroic
measures were resorted to for the
purpose of awakening the dying man.
All efforts were in vain and he never
recovered, even momentarily, from
his first stupor. Dr. Sease remained
with him, h'owever, until the death,
which occurred at about five o'clock
in the evening.
As previously stated, Bundrick was
a farmer in ordinary circumstances.
He is survived by a wife who is pros
trated with grief. No cause can be
-assigned to the suicide except that the
man had been despondent, and "weak
.in the mind" for many months.
Story is told by the neighbors of 1
the unfortunate man in which it is
said that Bundrick had desired death
.or months. They say that several
months ago the man fell from a treei
and broke his leg. That on his re
covery he stated, repeatedly and to a
number of people, that it ought to
have been his neck instead. -
A Card .
I desire to thank those friends who'
supported me in the recent pimary,
and to say to those who did not that
I have no unkind feelings toward
them. I take it for granted that
every man who voted cast his ballot
for those who in his judgment were
-best fitted by virtue of their educa
tion, character, intelligence and ex
perience to represent this county in
the legislature. I accept the result
-with bitterness towards none. I have
-spent the best years of my life in pro
Kmoting what I conceved to be for the
best interests of my native county and
state. I shall continue to advocate
those things which are right.
The men who are chosen shall al
ways have my endorsement and co
-operat ion in all the matters which I
conceive to be for the best interests
-of the county and state.
My time now shall be devoted to
my newspaper and job printing busi
ness and I shall at all times be glad
*to meet the people of Newberry in miy
-office where they shall receive the
sam warm welcome and hearty hand
shake which has always been thq?rs.
Elbert H. Aull.
The cotton crop is now coming onI
the market and we expect business
soon to open up. The farmers should
be in much better shape this fall than
for several years. The price was good
last year and this fall it opens above
The crop for last year was less
than eleven million bales and the sup
ply is not going to equal the demand.
A revival in agriculture will do this
state more good than a dozen cotton
rhe Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Mr. W. N. Jones has returned from
Miss Ethel Paysinger is visiting rela
tives in Greenwood.
Master Loomis Dunbar goes to
Mr. C. E. Bell. of Augusta. spent
Sunday in Newberry.
Mr. A. M. Teague. and family,
went to Columbia yesterday.
Miss Katie Suor. of Columbia. is
.iting friends in this city.
Mrs. R. H. Welch. of 'olumbia, is
:isiting frien(Is in Newberry.
Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Humbert are
iPing relatives in Newberry.
Mr. Willie Holloway. of Green
Xsjod. spent Suinday in the city.
The ballot boxes for the second
>rimary will be ready on Saturday.
The extensive improvements by
he Bell company are progressing
The new engineer at the power
ouse is giving good and satisfactory
e rv ice.
A large crowd from Newberry
attended the K. of P. function at
'hapin last night.
Mr. G. L. Roberson. of the Footh
rn, spent Sunday at his home in
Misses Sallie Mae and Eleanor
icholson, of Edgefield, are visiting
Viss Bessie Coppock.
J. C. Summer goes to Penuleton
oday, and will spend some time in
hat place with relatives.
Mr. E. B. Copeland went to New
Mr. W. H. Hunter, who is with the
;tate Publishing company, in Colum
ia, spent Sunday in Newberry.
Miss Grace Harmon, of Prosperity,
vho has been in the city for several
lays, returned to her home yester
Miss Katherine Clark, of Spartan
>urg, is visiting relatives in the city.
Mr. Rud. Fair. of Atlanta, is in the
Mr. James P. Wilson, operator at
he C. N. & L. is spending a vaca
ion of one week at Columbia and oth
Mr. William Coppock, who has
>een visiting relatives in Newberry
'or the past week, returned to At
Misses Nina and Bessie Carlisle
:ame home on Friday, after visiting
n Chautauqua, N. Y., Niagara Falls,
exington and Millersburg Ken., and
Mr. J. G. Daniels has returned
'rom New York city, where he wvent
ome time ago for the purpose of
uying his fall line of jewelry,
vatches. cut glass, etc. He will have
tvery nine fall line.
Capt. A. P. Pifer has returned from
n extended trip in Virginia.I
Mr. F. N. Martin is spending his va
:ation in North Carolina..
Capt. S. J. McCaughrin, accompan
ed by Mrs. McCaughrin, is visiting
elatives in Newberry.
Miss Susie Summer went to Char
otte today. She will act as musical
lirector at the Presbyterian college
n that city.
Dr. 0. B. Mayer has returned from
Mr and Mrs. Cole. L. Blease, Mr.
.M. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hair,
ud Miss Marie Hair went to Cali
ornia today. The party will take
n the World's Fair at St. Louis on
Rot The Kind of Carriage He
An old farmer, who by hard work
md parsimonious habits, had got to
;ether a little fortune, decided that
:he time had at length arrived when
le was justinied in ordering a family
:arriage. He wvent to a carriage
uilder and described in detail what
cind of vehicle he wished to buy.
"Now I suppose you want rubber
ires." said the carriage builder.
"No, sir," replied the old farrmer, -in
:ones of resentment. "My family
rin't that kind. When they're riding
:hey want to know it."
I appreciate the rote of the people
af Newberry county and will strive
to prove worthy of the confiden-'e be
Jno. L. Epps.
Important Business Transacted Last
Rev. XV. L. Seabrook returned last
week from Charlotte. N. C.. where
he attended a two days' session of the
Board of Missions of the United
Synod of the the Evangelical Luth
eran Church in the South. The board
extended a call to Rev. R. C. Holland,
D. D., to become the United Synod
missionary superintendent. Dr. Hol
land's acceptance will not involve his
giving up the pastorate of St. Marks
church, Charlotte, but will necessitate
the calling of an assistant .pastor to
that church. If his congregation con
sents to this arrangement Dr. Hol
land will accept the call.
DEATH OF MRS. T. E. WICKER.
Passed Away At Her Home Near
Mrs. Minnnie Wicker, wife of Mr.
T. E. Wicker, died at midnight on
Friday, of typhoid fever. at her home
on the old Fair place, near Colony
church, this county.
The death is especiAlly sad because
of the fact that Mr. Wicker was on
ly twenty-three years old at the time
of her demise. She became the wife
of Mr. Wicker only last Christmas
time. She was the daughter of Mr.
Walter Wessinger, of this county.
The funeral services were held on
Satuday afternoon, at 3 p. m.. Rev.
R. E. Lvingston officiating.
OFF FOR C*EMSON.
Part of The Quota From Newberry
Messrs. J. C. Goggans, Jr., W. F.
Bradburn, and L. C. Eidson went to
Clemson college yesterday. 'he insti
tution does not formally open until the
inth of his month, but these students
ent early in order to do some special
wvork before the regular term begins.
Several other young men from town
nd county will follow later.
Caught In The Act.
Late on Saturday night state con
5table T. B. Perry, by quick and clev
!r work, caught a negro by the name
of John McCracken, in the act of sell-1
ing blind tiger whiskey.
The violator of the law is a no
torious character, and when Mr. Per
ry saw him in a low conversation with
a wihite man on the street, his sus
picions were aroused and he watched
the movements of the two. John Mc- 1
Cracken left the man with whom he
ad been talking and went into his
own house. During this time Mr.<
Perry had. secreted himself in a1
ditch close to the scene of opera
ions. Presently John came back andi
Mr. Perry saw plainly the whole<
transaction, the turning over of the 1
whiskey and the paying of the mon- i
ey. At this point he took a hand in <4
the game, and John will not sell any I
more booze for some time to come.
Baltimore Sun. I
Mr. William A. Orton, of the bu
reau of plant industry of the United
States department of agriculture, is
visiting North and South Carolina for 1
the purpose of investigating the wilt
which is affecting the watermelon in
fields and which has injured the crop
considerably. The wilt has for sev
eral years affected the fields in var
ious sections of South Carolina and
the farmers have lost considerably by*
it. Mr. Orton says that for the pres
ent the only remedy is a rotation of1
crops, and the melon crop should be
planted only every seven years on
the same land. The farmers, how
ever, do not take to this idea.
Ohio has second place in the value
of mining products, of which the pro
duct of coal mines forms nearly one
Corinne-Is he a safe chap to go
Ethe-Oh,' yes. He's too bashful
to move after he once gets inito it.
The joint council of St. Philip's
church will meet on Saturday, Sept.
r, at eleven o'clock, a. in.. at Pros
perit. A full attenrdance is request
THE NEWBERRY MILL.
Extensive and Important Changes
And Improvements in the
Some very important changes have
been made in the machinery of the
Newberry Cotton mill during the past
Eew weeks and some valuable addi
.ions have been made to the plant. A
,ew room has been built of brick, ab
;olutely fire-proof, and four new ma
:hines have been placed therein for
eparating and working on the cot
:on immediately after it has been
:aken from the bales. All four ma
:hines are run by an electric motor.
A new electric pump is now being
>laced near Scott's creek which will
ake the place of the old steam pump
hat has previously been used to draw
-e water into the big reservoir. Both
he pump and the motor in the new
)rick room will be furnished with
)ower from a dynamo or generator
ittached to the big mill engine. This
;vnamo has a power of 25 kwts.
!as Held on Sept. 3rd at Orangeburg
The Newberry collge reunion, of
rang,eburg county, was held on Sat
irday at Pine Grove church. near
The annual reunion in Orangeburg
:ounty is always a pleasant affair and
nany alumni outside of that county
isually attend the meeting. The
)resident of t'.is reunion is Mr. J. W.
. iles, and the secretary is Mr. W.
\. Rasct. Addresses were made
>y Dr. J. A. B. Scherer.
DEATH OF MISS BLATS.
diss Mammie Blats Died At Home
of Mr. J. H. M. Kinard.
Miss Mamie Blats, daughter of Mr.
N. H. Blats, died at the home of Mr.
. H. M. Kinard, at about eleven
)'clock Friday night. Miss Biats had
>een sick for some time but had been
:onfined to her bed only since Wed
iesday last, so that the news of her
leath comes as quite a shock to her
nany friends. The interment was at
.osemont cemetery at 5:30 on Sat
irday evening, Revs. WV. L. Seabrook
mnd R. E. Livingston officiating.
"John K. Aull has accepted a posi
ion on the editorial staff of the News
mnd Courier of Charleston and has
noved to that city. His many friends
egret his leaving here, but they are
;lad that his lot is cast with so ex
:ellent a newspaper and in so de
ig::i a p)lace .,the city by the sea.
dr. Nil js a yo-o.: man of bright
nir:! and a ha:-d work-. He is fond
>f newspaper work, e.. is shown by
he fact that he has declined to quit
t for flattering offers in other lines
>f business which promised larger
inancial returns. He will prove a
ra!uable man on the News and Cour
r. and we wish him much success."
A very curious-looking and strange
y formed pig was brought to the
\ayes drug store this week. The
ig was small but perfectly forme'd
,vith the exception of its eyes. In
;tead of being possessed of. the two
sual optical organs there was one
;ingle eye placed squarely in the mid
ile of the forehead. The head was
f ordinary shape. and the skin on
he head was well formed, but there
as only the one eye underneath a
A first class barbecue wvill be given
Lt the ra.iden:ce of Sims G. Brown.
owship No. .2. on September 9th.
'he young people are especially in
vited to be present, and an effort
,vill be made to give them a p)leasanit
ime. There will he a ball game. The~
cue will he superintended by Levi
Ballot Boxes Ready.
Mr. B. B. Leitszey announces that
:e ballot boxes for the second pri
nary will be ready by Saturday morn
.ng and that they can be procured
u- that time.
THE EUCHRE CLUB.
Charmi,ngly Entetained By Miss Ruth
Wells on Thursday.
The Young Ladies Euchre club was
charmingly entertained by Miss Ruth
Wells on Thursday afternoon last, at
4.30 o'clock. September ist. The home
was beautifully decorated with bowls
of roses and large pot plants. Misses
Azile Pool, and Vinnie May Wilson
assisted Miss Wells in receiving her
guests. When the invited number had
arrived Miss Wells distributed very
pretty white daisies as score cards,
upon whose petals the number of ta
bles and couple were plainly printed.
These were tied with narrow white
ribbons. and the score was kept by
add;in very small yellow blossoms to
the ribbon. After enjoying several
gans of euchre the young hostess
served a tempting salad course, and
delicious cake and ice cream, the
creai being helped in a very novel
way. within very small flower pots,
known by florists as thi- thumb size.
Pistashe ice cream was placed in
them and thickly over this was grated
chocolate. and on top a delicate small
fern seemed to be growing in this
little receptacle. This was a most
attractive way of serving ices and
was much admired by all those who
were fortunate enough to. enjoy it.
On each table was found a new set of
handsome cards. The entire party
was quite a success. Those present
Mesdames J. T. Mayes, 0. L.
Schumpert, J. B. Hunter, W. H. Car
wile, and Misses Carbline and Mar
guerite Cromer, Lizzie and Cora
Dominick, Thyra Schumpert, Beftie
Land. Fannie Carwile, Myrtie and
Bessie Schumpert, Mazie Dominick,
Luna Gale, of Ala.; Vinnie May and
Emma Wilson, Azile Pool, Carrie
Mayes, Minne Moses, of Sumter.
Dr. L. G. Corbett.. for so long at
the head of Keeley Institute in South
Carolina, and of late connected with
the original Institute, at Dwight, Ill.,
has returned to South Carolna and es
tablished at Greenville a Sanitar
ium for the treatment of nervous dis
eases, and the drug and liquor habits.
His friends and former patients know
that his ability is unquestioned; and
as he is enabled to give his- service
at a mor,. reasonable cost than is
usually paid, many afflicted with these
maladies are availing themselvs of the
benefits to be derived there.
At New York.
Mr. 3. A. Mimnaugh has gone to
New York for the purpose of making
a selection of goods for his fall stock.
He expects to bring back with him
an unusually large line, and in order
to furnishi sufficient storing place, he
has made some extensive improve
ments in the~ upper pat of his build
"Do you expect to entertain next
"Well," answered Mr. Cumrox:
"entertaining is what mother and the
girls call it. But whenever I say
anything that seems to really amuse
the company their harsh looks are
something fearful." - Washington
A Big Cut in Hand Bags at Hair
FOR SALE-Nancy Hanks, hay
press. For particulars apply to
T. F. Harmon.
MONEY TO LEND--Long time:
8 per cent. easy terms. John
stone & Cromer.
WHEN YOU WANT A FINE Calf
don't forget that I still have my
thoroughbred Holstien bull for ser
vice. T. F. Harmon.
Lot of pretty Pillow Tops, 24 cents
at Hair and Harirds'.
MONEY TO LOAN-We negotiate I
loans on improved farm lands at
seven per cent. interest on amounts
over one thousand dollars. and eight
per cent. interest on amounts less
han S1.000. Long time and easy
payments. Hu,.t, Hunt & Hu~nter.
White Combs and Buster Brown
Collar a Hai ad Havirds'.