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The Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Mrs. R. H. Welch of Columbia is
visiting friends in this city.
Personal Mention. ...... .......
Miss Lenore Broaddus is visiting
friends in Columbia.
Advertising agents for the Gentry
shows Were in Newberry this week.
Miss Mazie Dominick is visiting
friends in Columbia.
Mr. Lewie Lane has returned to
Newberry after spending some time
in northern cities.
Airs. Augy Caldwell, who has been
visiting friends in Newberry, returned
to her home at Prosperity this week.
Sheriff M. M. Buford had a pleas
ant trip in the Whitmire section at
the first of the week.
Mr. R. E. Taylor. representative of
the Eastern Manufacturing company,
is visiting friends in this city.
Miss Lucile Dickert is visting
friends in Columbia.
It was rumored in the city yester
day that the game of football be
tween Clemson and Sewanee at Co
lumbia today resulted in a victory for
Sewanee by a score of 6 to 4.
Many Newberrians will take ad
vantage of the special excursion on
the C., N. & L. to see the' Fore
paugh and Sells Brothers circus in
Laurens on Saturday. (.
Shot Wild Duck.
Master Joe Rodgers, while hunt
ing in the vicinity of Johnstones
graveyard yesterday, had the good
fort-ne to shoot a fine green-head
wild duck. It was flying alone at
the "ine of the shot. and the young
man displayed considerable ability at
a' marksman by bringing it down.
President Scherer announces that
the price of admission on the night
of November first, to the reading by
Prof. Clarke, will be fifty cents.
This low rate is made because this is
the first number on the lyceum pro
gram. It is made, of course, for
those who do not hold season tickets.
After this time the price will be
The Newberry Library association
had an important meeting on Mon
day. It was decided to buy twventy
finew books immediately. The
ladies decided to allow the Bachelor
Maids the use of the library hall dur
ing the winter as a place for their
The following officers of the as
*sociation were elected:
President, Mrs. J. E. Norwood:
Vice-President, Mr. W. H. Hunt;
Secretary, Miss Moriat Martin;
Treasurer, Miss Helen Mower.
Constable T. B. Perry made an
other seizure of blind tiger liquor.on
Monday. Lt was taken from a ne
-gro at the Southern depot, who was
attempting to transport it to Nine
Constable Perry received notice
that a certain colored boy, Jack WVil
liams, had been in the habit of carry
ing quantities of the stuff from New
berry to Ninety Six, and consequent
ly was on the watch.
Monday just before the midday
train .pulled in Mr. Perry sighted WVil
lihams preparing .to take his departure
with a large satchel or gripsack:. Wil
liams .wvas held up on the spot, and the
satchel searched with the result that
two demijohns of cheap corn liquor
and several pint bottles of the same
stuff were revealed.
The liquor was seized and the dar
key was allowed to go.
Mrs. Blease Honored.
Mrs. Cole. L. Blease has received
notice that she is a member of the
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion. She w~as made a member of
this organization at the regular quar
Sterly meeting held this month in
Washington. Mrs. Blease's name
has been published in a list of the
new members of the Daughters which
included ladies from all parts of the
Mrs. Blease holds this honorable
sposition through General Philemon
Waters, of revolutionary fame, to
whom she is related through her ma
COTTON HOUSE BURNED.
Contained Twenty-Five Bales Be
longing to Purcell and
At about dusk Tuesday evening
a large cotton house on the Hagood
place, in Saluda county, just across
the river from Old Town, belonging
to C. J. Purcell and H. H. Evans of
this city, caught fire in some unknown
way and despite all efforts to hold
back the flames, was burned to the
ground. Twenty-five bales of cot
ton were stored in the building, mak
ing a loss aggregating fifteen hun
dred dollars. There was not a cent
of insurance on either building or
The building was a la-ge one, and
as night fell the lurid glare in the
sky could be distinctly seen from
here. It burned for a considerable
length of time. There is a large
barn on the same farm stored with.
hay and there are also several out
buildings. None cf them was touch
ed by the flames. Mr. Wm. Mead
ov:s is in charge of the farm and did
everything in his power to check the
ravages of the blaze. Mr. Purcell
had forseen the possibility of such
a disaster and had placed barrels of
water at different points around the
buildings. The large force of col
ored hands used these barrels to
carry water from the vwells and river
to fight the fire, but the building
could not be saved.
Only a few days ago Mr. Purcell
attempted to have the cotton house
insured, and had the trouble come a
week or two later he would probably
1-ave been amply protected. As it
is the loss is total.
Valuable Dwelling Burned.
On Sunday evening; between fouz
and five o'clock, a dwelling house, be
longing to Mr. J. S. J. Suber, of this
county, and known as the Thomie
Crooks place, was completely de
stroyed by fire.
The house was especially valuable
because it had been the property of
the family for g'enerations. At the
time of its burning it was occupied
by a tenant, who lost everything, but
previously it had been used as a liv
ing house by Mr. Suber himself.
The fire started about the chimney
near the upper floor and had such
headway when discovered that all ef
forts to extinguish it were unavailing.
Mr. Suber has had the misfortune
to be burned out once or twice be
fore, and the fire is especially deplor
able for that reason.
Mr. Field's. Generosity.
The Averleigh Presbyterian Sun
day school of this city has received
a gift of $25.oo from a liberal gentle
man in New York. This is only one.
instance of pvhat a little effort may
Through the kindness and thought
fulness of Mrs. Mary P. Belcher, of
this city, wvho is now visiting the
metropolis, the interest of Mr. Field
was enlisted, and being a man of ben
eficent disposition, the sum of $25-oo
The Presbyterians appreciate the
kindness of Mrs. Belcher as well as
the generosity of the donor.
Mr. R. G. Spearman, Newberry
manager of the Bell Telephone com
pany, has received a communication.
stating that the company will receive
full election returns on the night .of
the national election. These returns
will not be bulletined by the tele
phone people, but will be courteously
given to the local newspaper to be
used in connection with the tel
egraphic returns received by it.
The news by telephone will aid ma
terially in getting the returns speed
ily and correctly.
Spartanburg, October 27.-At
Greer's yesterday morninig Edward
Braswell and Thomas Stiles shot
each other. They had a misunder
standing about a well which they
were using. Both were shot through
the body. Stile's condition is crit
ical. Braswell's father was in the
city yesterday to get legal advice.
Preaching at Kigs Creek.
I will preach at Kings Greek on the
coming Sabbath, at II a. mn.
Special Day Will Be Celebrated by
Averleigh Presbyterian Sun
A special home mission program
has been prepared for the celebration
of the Presbyterian Sabbath school
day by Rev. A. L. Phillips, general
superintendent of the Sabbath
schools. The day will be celebratea
at the Aveleigh Presbyterian church,
this city, on next Sunday night, Oc
tober 30, at eight o'clock. This pro
gram will be of more than usual in
terest. and the superintendent, Dr.
Wm. E. Pelham, invites all who are
interested in Sunday school work,
teachers and scholars, to be present.
An interesting feature of the pro
gram is a kind of dialogue in which
some of the children will represent
persons from the different districts
in which the home mission work is
being carried on. The Presbyterian
mission work is being carried on in
mountain, plain. city, in Mexico,
among the Indians, in fact every
where throughout the country. Each
child will represe.,t a person from
one of these sectioi.s and will tell of
the work being done and of the op
portunity for more effort. The In
dian child, for instance, will speak as
"Yes, I am a Choctaw Indian. No.
I don't live in a tent, but in a house.
My father does not dress .n skins and
fe athers and make his face ugly with
paint. He farms and has many cat
tle. He is an elder in the Presby
terian church. I go to school every
clay in the session. I believe it is
supported by the white Sunday school
children. We have our Choctaw
Bible and Choctaw hymn-book. Our
pastor is an Indian. We love to
go to church and Sunday school very
much. There are many Indian chil
dren yet who do not love Jesus or
go to Sunday school. I wish yott
would send somebody to teach them."
NEGRO THIEF CAUGHT.
Goods, Stolen From Copeland Bros.'
Found in His Possession.
Policeman B. E., Koon captured
John Coleman, colored, after an excit
ing chase Wednesday evening just as
the train pulled out which the negro
was endeavoring to catch. He was
suspected of having stolen some arti
cles from the counters of the Cope
land Bros.' store, and when caught
was in possession of a valise contain
ing a considerable amount of goods,
including coat, trousers, shirt, and
other articles of wearing apparel, all
of which were identified by Mr.
Copeland. The negro is in the
guard house. He is supposed to hail
from Goldville, and it is thought that
he was preparing to go home whers
caught. The goods must have beer,
stolen from the counters 'i:st be
fore closing time on Wednesday.
Mr. Thomas F. Harmon is still
in a very critical condition. On Wed
nesday morning all hops was given
up, but later in the day the~ patient
rallied, and yesterday was somewhat
better although still very low.
Please give notice that- the com
munion meeting which was to have
been held next Sabbath at Smyrna
church has been postponed to the
first Sabbath in November. Preach
ing Saturday and Sunday at that time.
R. C. Ligon.
Excursion to Laurens.
The C., N. & L. railroad will run a
special excursion train from Newber
ry to Laurens Saturday, October 29,
account of Forepaugh and Sells
Bros. Circus. train will run on the
Leave A. M. Fare
Prosperity .. .. .. .....8:I5 $I-5
Newberry .. .... .....8:45 1.25
Jalapa .. .... .......9:05 1.00
Garys .. .... ........9:12 .90
Kinards .... .......9:20 -75
Goldville .... ........9:30 .65
Clinton .. ...........9:50 .4Ci
Arrive Laurens 10:15
Returning leave Laurens at II:00
p. in.. this will give you time to see
the street parade and the night per
Tickets good for date of sale
Dr. Scherer, WIe in Charleston,
Speaks of Magnificent Pros
Newberry college is forging ahead
with ever-increasing speed. Dr.
James A. B. Scherer, president of the
institution, while in Charleston the
first of the week, was itterviewed by
a News and Courier reporter concern
ing the present conditions of the
college and its future prospects. The
facts he cited should be a source of
no little pride to all friends of the
college and to all citizens of the col
lege town. The following is from
the above-named paper.
Dr. James A. B. Scherer, president
of the Newberry college., returned
to Newberry last night after spending
several days in Charleston. Dr.
Scherer began his duties as president
of the college with the close of the
last session, succeeding Dr. George
B. Cromer. It was with keen regret
that St. Andrew's Lutheran church,
this city, of which he was pastor for
several years, accepted his resigna
tion, and the members of the church
were delighted to have him with them
again on Sunday, when he delivered
two strong sermons to congregations
wich filled the church.
Newberry college has entered upon
'the most important epoch in its his
tory and under the presidency of Dr.
Scherer is facing a bright future. It
was only two years ago that the
Lutheran synod of South Carolina, in
session at Little Mountain, determin
ed that the time had come for a uni
ted and forward movement in the in
terest of the institutions, and as one
of the results of the action taken at
that time Holland Hall, one of the
handsomest college buildings in the
state, has been erected on the cam
pus and will be dedicated with ap
propriate ceremonies on next Mon
day. Governor. D. C. Heyward will
preside and the principal address will
be delivered by the Rev. A. G. Voigt,
D. D., dean of the Theological semi
nary of the Southern Lutheran
church, located in Mount Pleasant.
An address will also be made by Dr.
George B. Cromer, who was president
for eight years, and the splendid suc
cess of whose administration laid the
foundation for the bright future
which the college is now facing un
der the presidency of Dr. Scherer.
Dr. Scherer said last night that he
was very much encouraged with the
outlook for the college. The enrol
ment this session has already reach
ed the high water mark and equals
the total enrolment of any previous
session. Every department has taken
on active and probably more atten
tion is now being devoted to athletics
than ever before. Dr. Scherer wvas
asked last night if the college was
preparing for the diamond next
spring and it wvas with a real enthu
siasm that he replied: "You can
count on it that we will have the
strongest team in the state. There
isn't any doubt of that."
Holland Hall, the new building
which will be dedicated on next Mon
day, Dr. Scherer said last night, is
now being equipped with electric
lights and being put in readiness in
every way for the dedication. Every
one who had seen the building, he
said, agreed that it was one of the
handsomest college buildings in the
south, and one of which the college
and the Southern Lutheran church
might well be proud.
A number of other improvements
have been made in the various depart
ments of the institution and all the
friends of the college agree that its
prospects were never brighter.
Prof. Clark's Reading.
Shreveport. La., Times.
In the evening Mr. Clark read the
"Ulysses" of Stephen Phillips with
such accurate understanding. s.uch
thorough impersonation, such exqui
site appreciation that the changing
scenes and various characters were
brought into clear view, without the
aid of stage and scenic devices. Tal
ented cast and artistic setting could
not have made this modern dramati
zation of the old Greek tragedy more
real to his audiences. The launch
ing forth from the enchanted isle, the
descent into hell, the home-coming
of the hero came like vivid pictures
before the mind Professor Clark
easily lifts his hearers to enthusiasm
for the higest things in literature
(Corrected by Nat Gist.)
Strict Middling ...........9 3-9
Good Middling .........--.-9 1-4
Midling............... 9 1-8
There will be a public meeting of
the Farmers' Association of Jolly
Street at which addresses will
be made on the origin and the work
ing of the association. The said meet
ing will beheld on, the first Saturday
in November. at io:oo a. m.
The public is cordially and respect
fully invited to attend.
H. F. Counts,
It is very difficult for a woma: to
understand how a man can so easily
forget his own wedding anniversary
when he can always remember the
date of some great footbail match.
Letter to Jas. F. Todd.
Newberry, S. C.
Dear Sir: If our agent charges
you io cents more for a gallon of
paint than somebody else, don't
think he is making more profit; we
charge him more; it cost us more.
It is all paint, true paint, and full
No other paint is all paint, true
paint, and full-measure, so far as we
know. That is wrong. We know
some that are pure and full-measure
but weak, thin, too much oil and too
little lead-and-zinc; an honest sort of
weakness; don't know any better,
It amounts to this: so far as we
know, and we think we know the
whole American trade; there is no
other name but Devoe that stands
for all paint, full-measure, and right
proportion. That's why it takes
less gallons and wears longer.
F. W. Devoe & Co.
The Newberry Hardware company
sells our paint.
A. T. Brown is hereby announced
a candidate for mayor and will abide
the democratic primary.
I will run for Mayor at the next
primary election. If elected, I will
try to discharge the duties of the ofs
ice faithfully and without fear or fa
vor. Geo. B. Cromer.
T. Stuart Hudson is hereby
announced as a candidate for Alder
man from Ward 5 and will abide the
rules of the democratic party.
I)r. 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
FOR SALE-47 7-8 Acres of land
owned by James Wood. Bounded
by lands of Walt. Stuckman,iBerley
Hawkins, Pink Cromer and others 1
-First Monday of November. Jas.
Franklin's New Restaurant-Every
thing fresh and first class. Square
meal fo: 25 cents. Lunches xo to 20
cents. . Oyster stews 25 to 40 cents.
Lower Main street. Look for sign.
WANTED-A Complete. set. South
Carolina Reports. Law and
Equity. Highest Cash Prices Paid.
E. H. Aull. Newberry, S. C. tf
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.
STRAYED-One hound puppy,
months old, black-tan legs. R
wma if returned to I. 0. Burto