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The Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Mr. . G. Brown spent Sunday in
Dr. C. D. Wecks went to Atlanta
Mr. Lewie Lane, who has been on
a- visit to his parents returned to At
lanta on Friday.
Mr. R. C. Wyche of Greenville,
representing the Brewer printing
company, was in the city last week.
Mr. A. B. Peterson of the Mollohon
is in Spartanburg on a business trip
of several days' duration.
Miss Annie Davis of Little Moun
tain is visiting friends and relatives
in the city.
Prof. B. L. Jones. principal of the
Laurens graded schools, was in the
city on Saturday.
Mrs. Nannie Fox. who has been on
an extended visit aonng relatives in
Columbia. has returned home.
Mrs. J. A. Blackwelder has been
called to Concord, N. C., by the ser
ious illness of her brother.
Mrs. E. S. Werts, and family, have
returned to Newberry after an ex
tended visit among relatives in the
Miss Alice Corry of Cokesburg is
visiting Mrs. Lambert W. Jones, in
Hon. Cole. L. Blease has gone to
McCall, to institute a lodge of Odd
Mrs. P. C. Kyle of Washington,
Iowa, arrived in Helena November
izth, to spend the winter with her
mother, Mrs. E. V. Chalmers.
Pink Harrington, a negro under
sixty days sentence on the county
chaingang, escaped on Thursday, and
Friday after dinner, was captured by
Mr. T. 0 .Stewart and Policeman S.
G. Carter. Harrington is wanted on
other charges than the one he is serv
ing sentence for.
The negro, after escaping from the
gang, came to town to collect some
money which was owing to him. He
hid himself in the pine brush behind
the Pope residence and sent a boy to
town to collect the money. Messrs.
Stewart and Carter heard of the mat
ter and after concealing themselves
in the hosewagon of the fire depart
ment, had the vehicle driven to the
woods where Harrington was con
cealed. He saw the colored driver,
but not the officers, and came out into
the road to converse. The rest was
A TALL STORY.
Wasp With Two Stingers, One Over
A Half Inch Long.
While awaiting the train at the C.,
N. & L. depot on one day last week,
a young marn of the town felt some
kind of a varmint crawling around on
the back of his neck, and brushing it
hastily to the ground was surprised
to find it a wasp of unusually large
proportions. It was brightly colored,
looking very differen~t from the or
dinary variety, so he killed it and
made a closer inspection. He found
one stinger of the usual size, but be
low it, at the place where the stinger
really ought to be, he discovered a
projecting spike, pointed and as hard
as a horseshoe nail, and over a half
inch in length. He rubbed the por
tion of his anatomy on which the in
sect had been crawling, and thanked
the Lord that he had discovered the
stinger after the wasp was dead. The
thing looker like a needle with two
razor edges. The reported doesn't
expect anyone to believe the story.
He would not believe it himself if he
had not happened to see it with his
Sheriff Buford Returned.
Sheriff Buford returned Friday
- Sheriff Buford returned yesterday
from Virginia with the negro Wood
son, wanted in Union for murder. An1
account of the chase through several
states has already been published.
Sheriff Buford says the negro told an
interesting story of his continued and
prolonged flight from justice. He
had been continually on the move and
visited many states. Woodson
seems not to be a really bad negro,
and he says that night after night he
dreamed of the murdered man, and
was in continued agony for fear of
VARIOUS AND A.L ABOUT.
The carnival did very little on Sat
urday on account of the rain. The
exhibitions were kept running, low
ever. and some little money was taken
in. The company left town on Sun
Tom Jones. a worthless negro who
has been hanging around the streets
of Newberry for some time past. was
hauled before the mayor on Saturday
morning and fined ten dollars for
idling and loafing, and another ten
for being drunk and disorderly.
Dr. Maddox, the famous Atlanta
optician, a member of the Hawkes
firm, is in the city examining eyes
free and fitting glasses. He is at the
Pelham drug store.
Some malicious person slashed the
canvas of one of the carnival tents
with a knife, on Friday night. Severat
gashes were made from the outside.
The evil-doer was not caught.
Presiding Elder Jno. 0. Willson.
of the Methodist church, held quar
terly conference in Newberry on Sat
urday night, and preached at the Mol
lohon on Sunday, filling the pulpit
which otherwise would have been oes
cupied by the Rev. J. H. Graves.
The date for the meeting of the li
brary association has been changed,
and will be announced later.
Sunday was the most miserably.
cold, wet, and dreary day of the sea,
son. The attendance was not large
at any of the local churches.
Dr. Jas. Copes of Orangeburg has
accepted a position as prescription
clerk at the Pelham drug store. He
is a very pleasant gentleman and an
On Saturday night the up C., N. &
L. train, while between the two cross
ings struck a horse and buggy, which
was partly on the track. The team I
was knocked aside without injury to
the horse or driver. The buggy
shafts were broken.
The dancing school which Mr. H.
T. Renwick has been conducting for
the past several weeks, was broken
up on Friday night by a pleasant and
informal final german. at which there
were present many young people.
The public schools of the county
were opened yesterday. pursuant to an
order issued by Superintendent Eu
gene S. Werts, which should have
appeared in this paper, and which,'
through some error for which Mr.
Werts was not .responsible, did not
Miss Bessie Schumpert has resign
ed her position as private stenogra
pher for Manager R. G. Spearman, to
accept a similar position at the Na
tional bank. Mr. Spearmant in speak
of Miss Schumpe'rt, says she is quick,
energetic and accurate. She was
graduated from the business depart
ment of Elizabeth college, last spring
at the head of her class.
Shortly af ar nine o'clock yesterday
morning an alarm of fire was turned
in and the company responded as
usual. The blaze proved to be in the
small house owned by Mr. E. Y. Mor
ris,'which he rents, and wvhich is sit
uate near the jail. The fire caught
from one of the fire-places. The
damages were very slight.
Quattlebaum and Schumpert have
just received a car load of buggies
and would be pleased to have their
friends call and examine the stock.
Prices right. Quality the best. Their
warerooms at Prosperity. If you
want anything in their line they can
The Cash store quotes prices in
this issue which will be interesting to
the cash buyers.
Willie Wilson, the colored boy who
stole some money a short time ago
frm the drawer of the Southern Oil
mill company, was brought before
Magistrate Chappeli yesterday
and sentenced to pay a fine of forty
dollars or to serve thirty days on the
It snowed in Newberry on Sun
day; not a regular blinding storm but
"so as you could notice it" very -dis
tinctly. Several people in the town
noticed an irregular fall at times dur
ing the earlier part of the morning,
and a gentleman from a few miles
east of Newberry states that it snow
ed at his home for over half and hour.
Last year, if we remember rightly,
the first snow was at Thanksgiving.
There always will be difficulties
about the Bible if you grasp it by the
COMMON PLEAS COURT.
Adjourned Saturday Evening-Suits
Against the Glenn Lowry
The rcgiular session of the common
pleas court. Judge Ernest Gary of
Abbeville presiding, was adjourned
on Saturday evening. There were
only two cases argued, both of them
being damage suits in which the
Glenn Lowry Manufacturing com
pany figured as the defendant.
The sealed verdict in the case of the
T. Wilce company, of Chicago,
against the Glenn Lowry manufactur
ing company. was read Friday morn
ing, awarding the plaintiff the sum of
Defendant made motion for new
trial. Attorneys for plaintiff stated
that thev also had intended to make
a similar motion, their desire being to
recover damages in the full amount.
The jury in the case of Robert Wat
kins against the Glenn Lowry manu
facturing company, to recover dam
ages in the amount of five thousand
dollars for personal injuries received,
it is alleged, through the negiligence
of the defendant in providing the
proper kind of buckle for a certain
piece of belting. brought in a verd:t
at about five o'clock on Saturday
evening, awarding the plaintiff dam
ages in the amount of two thousand.
The jury had remained out during the
whole of the afternoon.
Watkins was represented by V. E.
DePass. of Union: B. F. Townsend,
of Union; and Cole. L. Blease, of
Newberry. The defendant was rep
resented by Mordecai & Gadsden, of
Charleston: Simeon Hyde, of Char
leston: and Mower & Bynuni, of this
On the hearing of the verdict a
motion was made by counsel for de
fendant for a new trial. The motion
will be argued before Judge Gary. on
next Wednesday, in Greenwood.
Immediately after the conclusion of
this case the court was adjourned.
How Two Young Men Were Held
Up and Robbed.
On Wednesday night .two students
of Newberry college. while walking in
the lower portion of the town, were
held up by two men at the point of
a revolver and robbed of watches,
coats, and overcoats. It seems that
the two thieves had been in hiding be
hind a hedge-row in waiting for the
young men. Just as they reached the
hedge revolvers were shoved into
their faces and they were ordered to
hald. They halted. They were compell-,
ed tosurrender their coats, overcoats and
watches. One of the young men was
by that time so thoroughly frighten
ed that he enquired in pitiful tones of
the "tman behind the gun" if there was
anything elese he wanted. The coat
less youths were conmmnanded to light
out for town, and they lit.
A search party wvas organized and
with the assistance of an officer they
went back to make investigations.
Now comes the strange part of the
story. Before the party had gone ten
paces two class-mates of the plunder
ed boys appeared bearing the stolen
goods. The unkind part of it is that
one of the robbed had been placed
in the confidence of the robbers be
forehand, the search-part'y was onto
the joke, and it is rumored that even
the officer was not as 3-'rpathetic as
he should have been under the cir
It was stated some days ago in this
paper that a warrant had been sworn
out by Mr. George Hill for the arrest
of Jordan Coleman, colored, who had
shot a colored woman in a buggy to
the northwest of Newberry, to which
occurrance Mr. Hill was a witness.
The information was received
through apparently reliable channels,
but there was rnistake. Mr. Hi!!
had issued no warrant, and the war
rant for the arrest of Coleman had
been issued by Mr. Decatur Boozer,
before Magistrate Ropp, of No. 7
George-Are you quite sure that
you really love me?
Bessie-Oh, yes; certain of it. 1
never knew any one that could make
me so furiously angry at time !-De
Never Was Any Real Danger That
Perry Would Be Lynched.
News from Saluda received in New-!
bIrv yesterday contirmed the report
currem Sunday that there was consid
erable fceling against Johnnie Perry,
who killed Joe Denny Wills some
days ag(. and who was confined
in the county jail. Telegrams have
been sent to Columbia, and the gov
ernor has sent orders for the swear
:ng in of deputies and the protecting
of the prisoner at any cost. The Co
limbia end of the story appears as
follows, in this morning's state:
There seems to be some feeling in
Saluda county against John Perry,
who killed another young white man
there on the day of the general elec
t.on. Gov. Heyw..rd was communi
cated with yesterday morning, but he
did not order the prisoner brought to
Columbia unless such action should
be absolutely necessary.
Saluda is iS miles from the nearest
railroad station and a sheriff would
have no little trouble to get a prisoner
trom jail to the railroad. Gov. Hey
ward received a telegram from E. S.
Blease, senator-elect from that coun
ty. at io o'clock yesterday morning,
but co1ld not get a reply through im
mediately as the office at Saluda had
closed and there was no way to get
a 'phone message through. Conse
quently Gov. Heyward was in a state
of suspense last night. The messages
received and sent yesterday are as
Gov. D. C. Heyward.
Wire sheriff at once to carry John
Perry. o-harged with the murder of
Joe Denny Wills. to penitentiary. Un
safe here. Danger of lynching. Full
particulars by first mail.
Eugene S. Blease.
Saluda, S. C.
Mr. Bleace wires danger of lynch
ing Perry. Asks he be brought to
penitentiary. You must decide. Swear
in deputies necessary and protect
prisoner. See no lynching occurs.
Communicate with me at any time.
D. C. Heyward,
Hon. E. S. Blease,
Saluda, S. C.
Telegram received and have wired
sheriff. Confer with him.
D. C. Heyward,
Will Hill, a colored man of No. 7
township, who works on the planta
tions of Messrs. Prestoa Dominick
and Godfrey Harmon, was shot
through the head, on Friday evening,
at Mr. Mad. Longshore's ginnery. It
is alleged and commonly reported
that the shooting was done by Mr.
Ben Amick, a young white man of
No. 7 township. The bullet entered
below the eye and ranged downward
coming out of the back of the head.
At four o'clock this morning the ne
gro was still alive. Three shots were
fired, only one taking effect.
The difficulty between the two men
seems to have been of long standing.
It is alleged that when they met on
Friday evening at Mr. Longshore's
gin. Amick picked up a broom and
beat the negro oveP the head. A
struggle ensued during which the ne
gro attempted to seize the broom.
During the row it is said that Amick
drew his revolver and inflicted the
wound described above.
Minnesota is Noted For Fish.
"Minnesota is noted all over the
country as a fisrh state," said Charles
H. Stevenson, of Washington, D. C.,
agent of the bureau of fisheries of the
department of commerce. "Few
states have better facilities and pre
servation of fish, and in few are the
natural resources, including streams
and lakes, better adapted for this pur
Another Patterson Witness.
John Latour, a prisoner in the
Tombs, in New York city, has come
forward as a new witness for "Nan"
Patterson. He says he is the man
who jumped on the step of the cab
and saw the pistol in Young's hand.
To read them o'er I love to pause,
Those poems in the magazine,
They really soothe me more because
I never know just what they mean.
Annual Business Session, Held This
Year at Orangeburg, Ad
journed on Saturday.
The annual busineSs session of the
Lutheran synod of South Carolina,
which met this year in Orangeburg,
adjourned on Saturday night, the
pastors remaining in the city ov-r
Sunday, many of them filling local
pulpits. Rev. W. L. Seabrook, Dr.
J. A. B. Scherer, Rev. J. A. Bowers,
and several other Newberry Luther
ans were in attendance.
The report of the board of trus
tees of Newberry college was encour
aging. This school of the synod
had the best opening recently in the
history of the institution.
Under the consideration of pas
tors. districts Beth Eden, St. James
and Colony were constituted a pat
torate. A pastor will be put at
Mayer Memorial. who shall also look
after our interests at the Mollohon
mill. These churches are all in and
around Newberry. This brought
earnest and sincere debate.
There were very few changes made
in the personnel of the board of trus
tees for Newberry college and of the
executive comimttee of home mis
The treasurer of the Bachman en
dowment fund made his report. Thf
following indicates what this means
The total amount now invested and
bearing interest in $12,239.01. The
last year is $816.72. ThC fund seems
to be safely invested and the interest
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 of
fice faithfully and without fear or fa
vor. Geo. B. Cromer.
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
Chas. Wesson is hereby announc
ed as a candidate for Alderman from
Ward 5 and will abide rules of the
J. B..Leonhardt is hereby announc
ed as a candidate for Alderman from
Ward 5, subject to the5 rules of the
ARMOUR'S GUANO AND ACID,
for wheat and oats. Mosely Bros.
Grain Drills and Harrows Cheap.
J. W. White, Newberry, S. C.
LOST OR STRAYED-On Novem
ber 1, 1904, one liver colored point
er bitch; about 4 months old. Please
return to Herald and News effice
and get reward.
FOR SALE-47 7-8 Acres of land
owned by James Wood. Bounded
by lands of Walt. Stuckman, Berley
Hawkins, Pink Cromer and others
-First Monday of November. Jas.
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.
WANTED-roo cords dry pine wood.
Apply Herald and News office.
STRAYED-One hound puppy, 4
months old, black-tan legs. Re-.
ward if returned to I. 0. Burton.
WANTED-A Complete. set. South
Carolina Reports. Law and
Equity. Highest Cash Prices Paid.
E. H. Aull, Newberry, S. C. tf
WANTED-Several Good Men who
want to make money. Apply at
The Herald and News office, New
berry, S. C.
nend to pa in wood to do so now