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The Movements of Many Pcc;:e,
Newberrians and Those Who
Miss Mary Ligon is visiting friends
Miss Eugenia Epps is visiting
friends in Kinards.
Mr. 0. H. Peterson has returned
from Gunnison, Miss.
Hon. Geo. S. Mower went to Ab
beville yesterday morning.
- Miss Mary J. Cannon is attending
school at the Due West Seminary.
Mr. J. F. Ligon has accepted a
position as clerk in a store at Iva.
Rev. Mr. Humbert and Mrs. Hum
bert went to Ridgeville yesterday.
Mr. J. S. Dominick of Vaughan
ville was in the city yesttrday.
Mrs. Betty Stalnaker, of Dyson, is
visiting the family of Mr. S. G. Car
Misses Sarah Chalmers and Mamie
Cromer are attending the Due West
Mr. 0. M. Jamieson has gone to
Atlanta where he will remain for
Mr. Layton Cosby in the employ
of the National Biscuit company is
in the city.
Rev. R. C. Ligon is attending the
Presbyterian Sunday School Institute
Miss Ola Barron, who has been
visiting in this city, has returned to
ter home at.Due West.
Miss Luella Gary of Florida who
has been visiting friends in Newber
ry returned to her home today.
Mr. Lawson Goggans left last
-night for Dallas, Tex., after a pleas
ant visit with his parents in this city.
-Rev. E. S. Rodgers, who was with
Dr. McClintock for some time and
aided him in the recent services, has
gone to Columbia.
Mr. i: W. Simmons, formerly of
this city. was in Newberry for a
short time this week.
VARXOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
It is announced that the Mollohon
-mill school will not open until the
tenth day of October. The school
this year will be under the manage
ment of Miss Lena Long.
Policeman S. G. Carter is devoting
all his time and energy to the col
lection of the street tax. but not
withstanding these efforts the money
is not coming in as rapidly as it
should. There is still a considerable
sum to be collected.
Mrs.. Freeland. while preparing a
cabage for dinned on Wednesday. dis-j
[covered a small worm hole in the
cabbage- and on cuttin.g up the cab
bage a small snake of a greenish col
-or, about four or five inches long
crawled out of the c~abbage. These
snakes have been known to kill peo
The Rev. Dr. A. L. Phillips, super
intend#nt of the Sabbath school work
.of the young peoples' societies of the
Southern Presbyterian church, will
preach in the Aveleigh Presbyterian
church,- of this city, on next Sunday
morning. On the night of that day
he will address the Sunday schools of
the town. All the superintendents,
teachers and scholars of the Sunday
schools are invited to be present. Dr.
Phillips has a splendid reputation as
aplatform speaker on Sunday schioolj
A Wise Bird.
Mr. .R. 3.: Miller is the possessor
of a remarkably intelligent and ac
The -bird is of the variety known
as the yellow double-headed Mexican
"sationalist. The owner is proud of'
his pet and tells many interesting sto
ries of the way it whistles for the dog
and calls the children and mimics the
talk of the family.
To Care For Machinery.
County Supervisor Schumpert is
having some sheds built at the county
home for the purpose of caring for
the good roads machinery, when it
25 iio in ne on the roads.
Struck On Both Sides of Newberr
South Carolina has seldom bee
visited by such a gale as swept ove
the state on Wednesday. and th
counties which were fortunat
enough to be out of the pat
and the counties which were foi
tunate enough to be out of the pat
of the storm have good reason fo
rejoicing. Spartanburg county o
one side was struck by the wind blow
ing at the rate of ten miles per houi
and Florence one the other side wa
visited by a still fiercer hurrican<
while Newberry and the adjacen
counties enjoyed an almost perfec
calm. The sky on Wednesday in New
berry county was for the most par
clear and the stars at night wer
shining brightly, while indications c
the winds and thunder-storms wer
entirely lacking. In view of the fac
that in many parts of the state crop
were ruined and even buildings wer
razed to the ground, this county i
to be certainly congratulated on th
FARMERS' OIL MILL.
Running Battery of Six Gins To Ut
The ginning department of th,
Farmers Oil Mill is now in ful
blast. The mill was formally open
ed Saturday and a test run was made
but it was not until this week that th
inning began in earnest.
The ginning machinery consists o
battery of six gins, with a tota
apacity of from seventy-five to oni
!ndred bales per day. Th,c cottoi
s coming in very fast and the indi
:ations are that all six gins will b<
ept constantly busy.
The oil mill proper is still in pro
:ess of completion and it will be a
east ten days. and perhaps tw<
weeks, before the machinery in tha
department can be put in runnin(
>rder. The management of the mil
s offering exchange rates on all seed
It fact which should be of much in
erest to the farmers of the cotuty
THE INVERTED ORDER.
The Southern Railroad Plaintiff In
stead of Defendant.
"The worm will at some time turn
and the Southern railroad which ha:
een sued over and over again is 'go
ng to do some suing on its own ac
ount. The defendant has become thi
laintiff and the , worm, in fact, hx
The suit is against Mrs. Anni,
Bouknight for obstructing the righ
f way of said railroad. It is alleg
d that she had a store-room buil
within forty-six feet of the center o
he track, and that the right of wa:
ccorded to the railroad by law ex
ends to that distance. The stor
ver which the trouble has ariseni
ituated in the Mollohon village.
Counsel has been employed on boti
ides. T. P. Cothran and the firm o
Schumpert and Holloway represent
ng the railroad, and Hon. Cole. I
Blease representing the defendant.
Death of Mr. J. Lawson Shealy.
Mr. J. Lawson Shealy, of Wes
End, who has been in bad health fo
a long time, died at his home las
seek in the 47th year of his age. H
was a native of this county. His re
mains wvere interred at Mt. Pilgrin
in the lower part of the county. th
services being conducted by Rev. I
H. E. Derrick assisted by Re'.. R. I
Horace T. Eastman, the invento
of the locomotive pilot, said recently
"This morning I was sitting in a dru
store waiting to get a prescriptio
filled when a young Irishman entei
ed. "The Irishman pointed to.
stack of green castle soap and saic
"'Oi want a loomp o' thot.' Ver
wel sir,' replied the clerk. 'Wi
you have it scented or unscented
'Oi'll take it with me.' said the Irist
The Royal Evchange Assuranc
company, of London, was brought u
in a Boston court on various charge
and fined $15,ooo. The claims wer
just and the company will probabi
y Live Items From a Live Town
Comings And Goings Of
r Prosperity. Seut. i5.-Last week
e and this week witnessed the advance
e guard of our young men and women
j for school. Messrs. Thurston Gall
man, Virgil Kohn, and Ernest Sam
a Kohn left last week for Clemson,
r Misses Grace Harmon. of our town,
r and Fannie Caughman and Blanche
Parrott, of Saluda, left Tuesday for
, Mt. Amoena in North Carolina, and
s next Saturday Miss Estelle Stewart
, expects to leave for Converse college,
t The teachers in our midst are also
- leaving for their work. Miss Nannic
t Simpson to Reno in Laurens coun
e ty, Miss Erin Kohn to Whitmire, and
f Miss Gerturde Simpson toNewberry.
e The school here has also begun its
t work and both teachers and pupils
s are in harness for another session.
e The opening has been some larger
s than usual. and every one-especially
e parents, pupils and teachers are
watch,ng the new school site to see
the rise of the new building.
Prosperity was visited by two
Lutheran ministers during the past
- week both of whom received ! :ir
preparatory in the school here. Rev.
V. Y. Boozer, of Zeb. North Caro
lina. who spent his boyhood days
I here has been visiting his father and'
- other relatives in our community.
Rev. M. J. Epting. of Savannah, Ga.,
who spent his boyhood days in the
St. Pauls community near here visit
f ed. Mrs. G. M. Able( his sister, in
1 our town and his brother in his old
1 Dr. G. F. S. Wright. of George
-twn. S. C., spent several days here re
cently among friends and relatives.
Mrs. 'V. A. Kinard and children. of
- Newberry. were visiting Dr. J. A.
Simpson's family during the past
Miss Ethel Paysinger is now with
the family of Mr. J. P. Wheeler.
Miss Lucy Quattlebaum. of Co
lumbia, is spending the time with the
Mr. W. E. Moselev is off to take
n the great show in St. Louis.
Mr. Burr Martin. of Newberry. was
in our town this week.
- Suit Against Southern.
Constable B. A. Havird served a
summons on the Southern railroad
company Wednesday. in the suit of
a Berry Davis against the said com
- pany for the alleged damaging of
- household goods by willful and neg
Sligent delay in shipment.
* It is said that Mr. Davis placed
some household goods in the hands
Sof the agent at Langley. S. C.. for im
t mediate shipment to Newberry. and
- that the shipment of these goods was
t neesaAily delayed for over five1
Idasreutn in the damaging of
the goods to the amount of seventy
-five dollars. The suit is for the re
- covery of that amount.
The Ladies' Aid Society. of the
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer,
-will meet at the home of Mrs. Theo.
Johnstone, on Monday, at the usual
t Personally Conducted Excursion.
r The Southern Railway will operate
ta personally conducted excursion to
e St. Louis (World's Fair.) Special
-train consisting of coaches and pull
1man cars will leave Columbia. S. C.,
e Tuesday. September 27th. at 7:10 a.
-im.. and arrive in St. Louis 4:50 p.
.im.. next day, going via Spartanburg.
Asheville, Knoxville and Louisville.
This train will be in charge of one
r ofou most experienced passenger
the comfort of ladies and children
traveling alone. This train will be
a solid.through train and upon apphi
cation in advance we will reserve for
each passenged one whole seat also
accommodations and board wvill be
[engaged at St. Louis, by giving notice
~in advance, as to what rate desired.
length of stay in St. Louis. etc.
Full information as to rates, sched
uiles apply to R. W. Hunt. Division
Passenger Agent. Charleston. S. C.
P President Schurman, of Conell Uni
s versity, says that he acquired more
e education during the three years of
y his service in a grocery store than
he has in any three years since.
DEATH OF MR. SCOTT.
A Prominent And Useful Citizen
Gallant Confederate Sol
Mr. 'M. J. Scott died at his resi
dence in Newberry on Wednesday
afternoon after a long illness, aged
fifty-seven years. He leaves a wid
ow and two daughters. Mrs. Elijah
Martin. of the county, and Mrs. J.
H. West,. of the city, to mourn his
death. He also, has two brothers,
Mr. W. S. Scott, of Newberry, and
Mr. S. M. Scott. of Spartanburg, and
two sisters, Mrs. Gideon and Miss
Scott, both of Newberry.
Mr. Scott came to Newberry from
Spartanburg some years ago and en-I
gaged in business. He was a good
citizen. enterprising and progressive.
but his health failed and he retired
from active business.
At the age of seventeei. lie entered
the Confederate army and was a loy
al friend of the lost cause. He en
tered as orderly sergeant of his
company and was promoted to third
His remains were buried yesterday
afternoon in Rosemont at five o'clock,
the service being conducted by his
pasto. the Rev.r Geo. A. Wright.
Trees in French Cities.
One of the chief beauties of the
Jarger French cities and second only
to their edifices and monuments are
the trees. The almost interminable
vistas of chestnuts and acacia3
stretching along the broad and well
pavec avenues as far as the eye can
reach, their bending branches almost
touching one another in an endless
arch of vendure, form not only a de
lightful perspective for the eye. but
serve to add beauty to cities already
beautiful and grace and symmetry to
whatever might be harsh and forbid
This. however, is not the result Qf
nature's handiwork alone, for science
and art have lent their aid. The
planting, as well as the maintenance
of the trees in French cities, is an
item of no little importance in the an
nual budget prepared by the munici
pal council. which does not look upon
their preservation of less conse
their preservation as of less conse
roadways or the lighting of the
Getting a Deaed Man Out of a Hotel.
St. Louis Republic.
-"I was stoppi'ng at the United
States hotel in New York several
years ago." said Mr. WVilliam I. Mon
tague. "and while there formed a very
pleasant acquaintance with the chief
clerk. We - ere chatting one after
noon when a bellboy came to him and
stated the man in No. 36 was dead..
He had been ailing for some time and
uiad probably died' of what doctors
now call heart failure. The hotel was
full of guests, and how to remove the
man without aropsing their suspic
ions was a puzzling question. The de
ceased had a sister living on Thirty
first street, and it was decided to car
ry the body to l'er home. A hack
was called, and two of the stoutest
porters were called upon to dress the
body in everyday custome, and with
one on each side walk him down
stairs as if he was in a maudlin state
of intoxication. Everything worked
to perfection, and in a half hour the
dead body had been seated in the
hack and drven away, none of the
guests being the wiser for what had
Many years ago, when collecting
birds in southern New England, I
shot on the salt marshes a swallow,
which fell in a shallow pool in the
marsh. My brother, who happened
to'be standng near the pool, saw the
bird fall and saw a huge bullfrog
make two or three sprawling leaps
over the mud and through the water
and swallow the bird. When I
came up the head of the bullfrog still
remained above wvater with the wings
of the swallow sticking out of the
corners of his mouth.
Recently a story was told me by a
friend who resides at Flushing, L. I.,
of 'tain happenings on a neighbor's
place. This neighbor has some
water enclosed in which he keeps
some domesticated wild fowl, and not
long ago, the opportunity occurring to
purchase nyve gigantic bullfrogs, he
introduced them into the wvater.
This spring, as it seemed a possibil
breed, an effort was made to get rid
of the frogs for fear they might injure
the ducklings. and three of them were
killed, but the other two could not be
found. Some time in May a female
pintail duck came off with 3 ducklings,
which,. after two or three days, dis
appeared and 'were not seen again.
A day or two after their disappearance
the missing bullfrogs were seen and
killed. and in their stomachs were
found the remains of the little pin
tails. I fancy that tliere is nothing
living that a bullfrog will not eat.
The rampant tropical vegetation of
Martinique is invading the ruins of
the deserted City of St. Pierre.
The introduction of electric trac
tion on the Tranvia Rural. City of
WANTED-Hustling young man to
sell Campaign novelty. Quick sel
ler. Big profits. Send 25 cents for
sample and prices. Money refund
ed if not satisfied. Lewis Mfg. Co.,
Newark. N. J.
Boys. we have got just the cap you
u%%ant to wear to school next Monday
and all it costs is 25 cents or a quarter
of a dollar. A. C. Jones.
For Sale:-One Fay-Sholes type
wrter. For further infor;nation
apply at the Southern Bell Tele
phone Co. R S. Spearman,
Your children will necd some good
-,hnes to wear to schoo, next u%eek,
e , xe the best line in town fo.- the
mney. Come and see for yo-rself
A. C. 'ones
if you are feeding more horses than
you want, take one or mor down to
Quattlebaum & Schumpert, and trade
it for a Buggy or a Wagon. See their
ad. elsewhere in these columns.
Don't forget when you have any
shoes to buy, men's women's or
children's that we have the best line
in the city and that our prices are the
lowest. A. C. Jones.
MONEY 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.
Don't fail to see our line of New
Hats and Caps. they are great values.
A. C. Jones.
If you need a Buggy or Wagon,
see Quattlebaum & Schumpert, they
will make the price and terms to suit
you. They have just gotten in a full
line for their fall trade, and can please
A child's school outfit is not coin
plete without a good strong umbrella,
to keep the rain off, we have had a
line brought out especially for them
at Sr.oo. A. C. Jones.
When you want the best Buggy on
earth for the least money, you should
insist' on having the "Gem." Sold
only by Quattlebaum & Schumpert.
The newest and best line of fall
neckwear in town just received at
A. C. Jones.
The undersigned, partners under
irm name of Sligh and Dunlap, in
order to dissolve said partnership,
will on 24th day of September, 1904,
at 11 o'clock in the morning,
at R. G. Williams' place, near Old
Town, sell the following described
One 18-horse Tozier engine, one
saw mill and fixtures, two log carts,
one yoke of oxen.
tl 10-23-f. Sligh & Dunlap.
A meeting of the citizens of New
berry is hereby called in the
Opera House at Newberry on
Thursday, September 29th, 1904.
at 10 a. in.. to hear the eport
of the Trustees of the Newberry
Alan Johstone, Chairman.
F. N. Martin.