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COwa_iN PLEAS COURT.
Special Session Begun on Monday
Hon. J. A. McCullough
A special term of the court of com
Monleas was called on Monday
morning, in the court house at New
berry, with Hon. Joseph A. McCul
lough of Greenville presiding. The
court is being continued through the
week. Only the cases on the civil
side of the court are being tried, and
-of these only such as were ready at
the last regular term of court.
The first case was that of Theodore
N. Kibler against the Southern to
recover damages for injuries done
his land by hauling rock and ballas
therefrom. A verdict was found in
favor of plaintiff. Plaintiff was re
presented by Sease & Dominick, and
Lambert W. Jones. and the defense
was represented by T. P. Cothran
and Schumpert & Holloway.
The case of Thomas Riser against
the town of Newberry, a suit to re
cover damages for personal injbiries
received, it was alleged, by plaintiff's
falling into a hole which was claimed
to have been left unprotected at the
edge of the sidewalk behind The
Herald and News building, was con
cluded at about six-thirty Tuesday
when the jury which had been out for
something considerably over an hour
brought in a verdict in favor of the
The plaintiff was represented by
the firm of Johnstone & Cromer, and
the defendant by Cole. L. Blease and
F. H. Dominick. Only two argu
znents were made, that of Cole. L.
Blease for the defendant, and that of
'G. B. Cromer for the plaintiff. Plain
tiff attempted to prove that Mr. Riser
.fell into the hole while walking along
'the sidewalk, and that he fell into
said hole because it was not suffi
ciently protected and was dangerous
to the passer by. Defense argued
that hole was better protected than
plaintiff alleged and that Mr. Riser
could not have fallen into the hole
had he not turned from the sidewalk
to the lot on which the hole is dug.
The affair happened last December.
The case of Toney Boyce adminis
trator, against the Southern rail
way, wlich was heard in the
common pleas court Wednesday,
was concluded Thursday morn
ing when the jury brought in a
verdict in favor of the plaintiff, with
the amount fixed at $17o. It seems
that a son of Boyce was killed by the
Southern and the railroad agreed to
payr the administrator a clear $800.
It cost the old man something over
a hundred dollars to get out the nec
essary papers to make it possible for
him to collect the money, and the
snit was to compel the Southern to
make good this difference. The tes
timony and arguments consumed
nearlyall of Wednesday. As soon as a
verdictwas rendered Thursday morn
ing the defendant made motion for
Bojce 'was represented by F. H.
Dominick and C. L. Blease, and the
Southern was represented by T. P.
The continuation of the specil ses
session of the court of common pleas
was taken up during Thursday
with the case of Michael Haigler, by
his guardian, against the Columbia,
Newberry and Laurens railway. The
suit is to recover damages in the
amount *of $io,ooo for personal in
juries received by plaintiff while
walking on the C., N. & L. track. It
is alleged that he was run over, both
'legs being crushed in such a way
that amputation was necessary.
The case will not go to the jury un
til today. The attorneys for the
plaintiff are Schumpert & Holloway,
and Hunt, Hunt, & Hunter; and for
the defendant are Johnstone & Croin
er, Cole. L Blease, and W. H. Lyles.
.Hand Cut Off.
While working at the old mill gin
nery in Saluda on Tuesday after
noon 191r. DQed Mills, a young white
man about eighteen years of age had
his right hand caught in the gin ma
It was terribly lacerated and the
physicians called to attend to the
case found it necessary to amputate
the member lust below the elbow.
Drs. Kirksey, Wise and Pitts are
in attendance and it is reported today
that the young man is doing very well
The Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Senator Eugene S. Blease of Saluda
was in the city on Tuesday.
Misses Ada and Fairy Lester of Sa
luda are visiting Miss Maggie Hutch
ison in this city.
Miss Lillian Jamieson is visiting
friends in Laurens.
* * *
Miss Gussie Dickert has returned
from an extended visit among friends
in Columbia, Augusta and other
Miss Alice Casey is visiting friends
Capt. M. M. Webb and Mrs. W. E.
Belcher have gone to New York to
Miss Lula Allen Holt. the woman
who was supposed to be Maud Allen,
who was murdered in Columbia, is
in the city.
Cotton seed is now bringing 27
cents in Newberry.
Dr. P. G. Ellisor 'vent to Clinton
yesterday. He is very much improv
There was no mayor's court this
Mrs. Martha Dreher and Miss Anna
Bachman Dreher of Selwood were
in the city yesterday.
Col. J. A. Summersett of Columbia
is in the city.
Mr. T. P. Cothran went to Green
ville yesterday morning.
Miss Ruth Wells went to Opelika
yesterday where she will contiue her
ity yesterday to spend some time
Mr. J. H. Werts went to Prosper
ity today to spend some time
with his parents.
Mr. W. H. Hunter went to Colum
Mrs. Della Robertso,. is with the
Hair and Havird company.
The county roads are terribly dusty.
ing some time with MFWYPHRD
Mrs. S. B. Aull of Jalapa is spend
ing some time with Mrs. L. W.
Floyd in This city.
Mrs. Robley Bruce has returned
to her home in Palatka, Fla., after
an extended visit among friends in
Mr. W. D. Mayfield of Columbia
was in the city this week.
Mr. E. B. Wallace of Calumbia, sup
erintendent of education for Richland
county, was in the city this week.
Col. P. C. Smith arnd party have
returned from Baltimore where Col.
Smith was taken for treatment. Col.
Smith stood the juorney very well
but is still in a very precarious con
Mrs. S. A. Riser and family have
moved into the Aull house on Boun
Dr. A. J. Bowers goes to Peak on
Sunday where he is to deliver an
address before the woman's mission
ary society of Mount Vernon church.
A Beautiful Monument.
Mr. R. Y. Leavell has just complet
ed one of the most beautiful marble
monuments that has ever been seen
in Newberry which will be placed
over a grave in the Rosemont ceme
tery in the near future. It is of pure
white Rutland marble from Vermont,
and is in the shape of a heavy seven
foot cross with a marble enclosure
at the ic .
Struck By Pulley.
Shortly before noon yesterday Mr.
K. M. Jones. superintendent of the
Southern Cotton Oil mill, was struck
in the head by a falling pulley and
badly cut and bruised. The scalp
was cut and several stitches were
needed in dressing the wound, but
there was no fracture and it is ex
pected that Mr. Jones wvill be out in
a week or ten days.
Dr. W. G. Houseal was in atten
Mr. WV. H. Hunter of this city was
troubled just before daylight on last
Sunday morning by a chicken thief
who was attempting to break into the
hen house at the rer- of his residence.
Mr. Hunter was awakened by a noise
and picking up a rifle rushed to the
back door. In going down the back
porch .steps he slipped and fell.
bruising himself considerably, but he
got up and blazed away at the thief
with a large calibre Springfield rifle
just as he was taking a hasty depar
Tenant House on Mr. J. H. Brown's
Place Destroyed By Fire.
On Monday morning a tenant
house on the farm of Mr. J. H.
Brown, about three miles to the
north-east of Newberry caught fire
and was almost burned to the ground
before it could be extinguished.
The colored woman who lived in
the house had built a fire and then left
it to go into the yard for a bucket of
water. Several children were left
in the building when she went out
and when she returned the paper on
the inside of the building had caught
fire and was flaming up at every
point. Mr. B. M. Sloan happened to
be passing and by his efforts the
children were saved and the blaze was
at last put out.
On Monday afternoon Mr. S. J.
Wooten made a formal assignment
of his establishment to Mr. T. C.
Pool. The liabilities of the firm were
not made public. Mr. Wooten has
been in the drygoods business in
Newberry for many years. The meet
ing of the creditors will be held with
in the next ten or twelve days.
It is reported that a colored man,
Ben Chalmerl. was very seriously
and deeply stabbed on last Monday
night, at "Scott Town," near the old
steam mill about two miles north of
town. It is not stated how the dif
ficulty ocurred, in fact very few per
sns seem to know anything about it,
but it is rumored that Chalmers was
stabbe(. through and through. He
had previously worked for Mr. Wal
"Sage of Newberry."
The fame of our local weather pro
phet is becoming more than local; it
is going abroad. In a lengthy ar
ticle on weather conditions in The
St..te Mr. W. P. HouseaT is referred
to as the "Sage of Newberry" and the
.)l7cwing paragraph i, quoted from
'he Newberry Observer
e weather is e.rr Lee; dry.
W.-S!1 are going dry and fall crops are
. ng up. Broad riv. . where the
C. N. & L. road crossc; it. hasn't as
r-.:ch water in it as Sc-- 's creek. For
some time it has ceasd to run over
te dam at the head of the canal, and
none gets- in except what seeps
through. The canal is not near full,
and the mills in ColuiLi. that de
pend on the canal are unable to run
, I timne
"Our local w '-: prr phet says
iere will be very little sain before the
winter solstice, which occuir. the 21st
.i December. We ate already bad
1y behind on rainfall, havnig had only
2*:.45 inches this year, the average
for the year in this section being 52."
for the year in this section b--ing 52."
St. Lukes Church.
The Rev. Henry Thomas will
preach and conduct divine services
at 11:00 a. in., and at 7:45 p. m. All
persons who are able to come are in
vited to be present.
Sons of Veterans.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans
will meet on Tuesday of next week
in the court house, at five p. m.
He Is On the Spot.
Often we do not credit the insects
and lower animals with the intelli
gence that the facts seem to warrant.
It must be that the mosquito is able
to read and write, for wherever man
goes patiently to work to build a
summer resort he is alw-v- there for
the opening day.
Doubtless when the little pest is
buzzing about our heads and we think
that he is trying to get a drink of
our rich, warm blood he is only try
ing to look over our shoulder for the
purpose of reading the summer resort
The mosquito, too, is an artist. He
can draw blood better than any paint
er than ever wasted $7 worth of ink
on a $3.50 battle scene. As a musi
cian he hums nothing but classical
airs. You never catch him singing
Bedelia. Considering the fact that
he never took a college course, hav
ing been limitcd to Chautaukuas and
the like, the mosquito is a decided
credit to himself, and it is feared that
m..,an doso almwas appreciate it.
Rumor That Robert Schumpert's Gin
nery Had Been Burned-Little
Foundation For Story.
On Tuesday there was a rumor
that the mill and ginnery of Mr.
Robert Schumpert, in this county,
were both in flames. While there
was some ground for the rumor the
affair was not nearly so bad as report
ed and the fire was very small. Mr.
Schumpert sent word to Newberry on
Tuesday night that the blaze caught
in his ginnery , probably from a
match which was in some of the cot
ton, that it did not do more than five
dollars worth of damage all told, and
that the fire lasted only a few min
utesc. It seems that the gin is of
the kind which sucks up the cotton
through a pipe from the wagons. It
is thought that a match accidentally
dropped in some of the cotton
scraped against the flue as it was be
ing sucked up and thus started the
Washington, October 6.-Brigadier
General Barry, commanding the de
partment of the gulf, in his annual
report recommends the enlistment
of colored men for the artillery and
their assignment to the companies
serving at sea coast posts from Vir
ginia to New Orleans. Most of these
artillery stations he says are in the
formative period and many are un
desirable by reason of excessive and
prolonged heat, isolation, mosquitoes,
and bad water. Men rarely reenlist
at these posts and Gen Barry says
the maintenance of the organizations
at their authorized strength is a mat
ter of serious moment.
"It would seem only fair," says he,
"to transfer the organizations after
a tour of say three years at these sta
tions. which will maintain the or
ganization intact and foster its tradi
iion and history. With a view to en
courage their reenlistment, the trans
fer of the non-commissioned officers,
mechanics and cooks of these organ
izations has been suggested, which
will tend only to further dissatisfac
tion and disorganization. The enlist
ment of colored men to the companies
serving at these stations suggests it
self. There would seem to be am
ple authority for their enlistment un
der the law. These men would be
ontent at the stations referred to,
an be obtained in any number de
sired, and in time will master the re
uirements of the coast artillery ser
vice, and there would be no difficul
ty at all times in maintaining the or
ganizations at their authorized
The Man in the Moon.
The "pope," or village priest, is
generally the only source of inform
ation as to what is going on in re
mote villages. He is very much to
the fo-e at present.
Father Ignatius Diatchkoff sends
to the Kazan newspapers an amusing
account of a fair held in his village.
"Our mujiks," he says. "are intense
ly patriotic, but their ideas of serv
ing their country are somewhat
"When I visited the fair on Wed
nesday I saw a great crowd of our
peasants standing :-hout an itinerant
rifle saloon proprietor, who was hold
ing a telescope to his eye. They were
evidently waiting their turn.
"Our village coffinmaker was aim
ing a gun, which he rested in the fork
of a small tree. The gun was point
ed towvard the sky. Suddenly it went
off, and a bell clanged, after which
followed loud cr'es of 'Ura! Got him
After several other mujiks had tak
en shots T inquired what they were
aiming at. and was much surprised to
hear in ~chorus the reply, "The Jap
anese father.' Looking along the bar
rel of she gun I could see nothing
but the moon, so I demand-d a fur
" 'Our brothers,' said a bearded
giant, pointing to the showman, 'says
the man in the moon is a Makak
(Japanese), and that every time we
hit him ten Japanese on earth join the
devil. We have killed,' he added.
naively. 'eighty of them already.'"
Sometimes it takes a lot of nerve to
tell a woman that her baby looks like
its father--after you have seen the
THE COTTON MARKET.
(Corrected by Nat Gist.)
Good Middling .. .. .. .. ..
(Corrected by A. L. & A. G. Wise.
Good Middling ............ 11-16
(Corrected by Aull & Hipp.)
Good Middling .....-.. ..9:65
(Corrected by A. T. Coleman.)
Good Middling ..-....... -9 3-4
Dr. Van Smith is hereby announced
as a candidate for Alderman from
Ward 3. subject to the rules of the
Henry B. Wells is hereby announc
ed as a candidate for Alderman from
Ward 2, subject to the ruling of the
J. B. Leonhardt is hereby announc.
ed as a candidate for Alderman from
Ward 5, subject to the rules of the
I will run for Mayor at the next
primary election. If elected, I will
try to discharge the duties of the of
fice faithfully and without fear or fa
vor. Geo. B. Cromer.
For Sale-25 acres of Land 2 or 3
miles of Prosperity. For particulars
Henry J. Boozer,
R. F. D. No. 2. Prosperity, S. C.
WANTED to buy 1o Holstein Heif
er calves-to sell i Holstein Bull.
H. D. Boozer, Newberry, S. 2.
R. F. D. No. r. 3t.
Wanted-At the Newberry Hotel
Jersey cow fresh in milk that will
give three and one half (3 1-2) gallons
Wanted-At the Newberry Hotel
Turkeys and Chickens.
W. A. Jamieson,
Franklin's New Restaurant-Every
thing fresh and first class. Square
meal for 25 cents. Lunches 1o to 20
cents. Oyster stews 25 to 40 cents.
Lower Main street. Look for sign.
S~chumpert's Roller Mill will grind
.Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
only unless engagements are made
4t T and F.
Wanted-Everybody to know that I
am conducting a first class restau
rant known as City Restaurant.
Win. J. Bedenbaugh,
I t a w tf.
Wanted-At once, One good 2nd
hand Boss Press. In answering
give cash price.
Geo. C. Shirley,
Gilbert, S. C.
NOTICE-All persons are hereby
warned not to hire nor harbor one
Sim Collins nor any of his family
for they are under contract to me
9-20-4t G. L. Sease.
For Sale:-One Fay-Sholes type
wrter. For further information
apply at the Southern Bell Tele
phone Co. R S. Spearman,
FOR SALE-Houses and Land for
sale. Four residences and one
store house in Town of Newberry.
One farm 1250 acres, in large or
small tracts. One farm, 46 acres,
two miles of town. 83 acres near
Maybinton, S. C. For terms apply
to M. A. Carlisle,
National Bank of Newebrry.
I appreciate very highly the confi
dence of the friends who so kindly
announced my name for alderman
from Ward 4, and I am sorry that on
account of my own business I am
forced to decline -entering the race.
Yours very truly.
John A. Senn.