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The Coming and Foing of the Peo
~ple of a Live'and Progres
Prosperity, S. C. NoVember 17.
Gee whiz! Mr. Eitor. What struck
us last Tuesday, anyhow. Say, don't
you think we might'compromise the
whole thing by tradiigi and let the
solid south have the vice-presidency
and let the old paty.goiuit of*,busi
ReqManize theiy, 'say. I 'thifik
they 'etter rebuild. and get :a--party
that can elect some one.
Poor Douglass and !f,Jspo6 Mas
sachuesett and Minnesota with dem
ocratic, governors and .*y other
officer republican. Hpw lonesc4me,
But tn they havt the office. Never
seen 'sicker crowd t1Vn the.os(
front of the State office..last Tues
day night, no Nha1e~ring" will ad
When the message "Ietp. vikl ad
vance '25 per cent. t -tfie sot& in
next 4 years" few seen to grasp-the
meaning-a negro standfng near re
marked "dats g*ine ;,be bad its
high nuff row." We wondered if
he took in the full 'neaning.
It will depend largely upon the po
sition taken by the president. I feel
sure that his position in regard to
the south will be more conciliatory
as he will not stand for reelection.
Put a drop of oil on that old
creaking hinge and save yourself un
Our notes are gathered from var
ious sources and I am under many
obligations to gatherers of them,
who so kindly responded when called
on. The ladies know just what will
interest the readers. Many thanks
The Misses Geiger, who have been
visiting their sister, Mrs. P. H. E.
Derrick, have returned home, after
a very pleasant visit to our town.
We hope to have them come again.
Misses Lula and Lena Moseley
left Wednesday for a visit to friends
in College Park, Ga.
Miss Addie Werts spent Sunday
under the parental roof tree.
Our young ladies are abreast of
the times. Newberry, our growing
suburb, can have her Bachelor Maids,
but we have the Jolly Dozen club.
Just how jolly they are this scribe
knoweth not, but judging from the
ladies who make up the dozen, the
fun will be something for which any
young man may well afford to lose
sleep. They will giv,e gn at home
once a month.
Mr. Norris and wife -have been
on a visit to Mrs. E. J. DeWalt.
Dr. Guerry of Columbia one of the'
most skilfull surgeons in the state,
cai.e up Wednesday and went oum
to see Capt. Banks again. We
learn that Mr. Banks is holding his
own and probably improving some.
It is to be hoped that he will recover.
The Jolly Dozen membership is
composed of the following young
ladies. The Misses Moseley, Misses
Bowers, Misses Lillie May Russell,
Georgie Schumpert, Eva Lester,
Lucy Fellers. Marie Reagin, Addie
Werts, Jessie Moseley, Frances
Mrs. Elbert Hunter and little
Elizabeth have been on a visit to
Mrs. A. H. Hawkins the past week.
Mr. P., L. Langford came up last
Sundayo see his father, Dr. A. F.
Langfoi-d;, who we learn remains
about tlfe same. e.,.
Col. W. R. Elmoris i&here de
livering the order fog (owers ; and
fruit trees taken the past ummer.
Mr. aii Mrs. Jas. D. Quattlebaum
have returned from the St. Louis ex
position. Mr. Quattlebaum has re
ceived the mules and horses bought
while in St. Louis and they are now
Miss Norris of Thomasville, N. C.,
who has been on. a visit to Mrs. Din
lehoff has returned home.
Mrs. Lizzie Young and Miss May
ee Barre have been on a visit to
rs. E. SP. Cromer.
The Prosperity graded school wvill
serve Arbor day on Friday, No
ber 25th. This is in keeping
the requirements of the "sta
s." fine oga i I be
d and News I
speakers, etc. We hope to see this
Mr. A. P. Dominick, who has been
confined 'to his room, we are glad
to say is ,able to be up and about
We learn that the little child of
Tom Gary was severely burned, by
being placed too near the fire, and
from the effects of which it died.
Mrs. Frances Werts of Mountville
is visiting her daughter, Mrs. S. M.
Mathis in town.
Mrs. L. S. Bowers will give an at
home to the Jolly Dozen and their
invited guests, on Friday evening of
Rev. P. H. E. Derrick will preach
next Sunday morning at Mt. Pil
grim, and in the afternoon at Mt.
'A, those who went to synod have
re'turned to their posts of duty. If
all fared as well as your scribe they
would vote. for Orangeburg every
time... We were entertained in the
home of Mr. J. E. Glover, one of
the leading merchants and a promi
nent member of the Episcopal
:hurch. Through the kindness of
mine host, I have a copy-of Salley's
History of Orangeburg County. This
is the most complete history of the
kind I have ever seen. The German
settlements are fully set forth and
your scribe wandered over the old
:hurch site, the first outside of Char
leston and through the old grave
yard. Standing with uncovered head
we imagined we could hear the hap
py songs of the expatriated Germans
as they sang their beloved church
aymns. Standing .beneath the
swinging boughs of the trees, we
imagined we could hear the voice of
the Rev. John Giessendoner as he
plead with his hearers to flee the
wrath to come. Here welled up to
the courts on high that grand old
battle hymn of the reformation.
"Ein feste berg ist unser gott."
There are but few stones that go
back beyond the 19th century. One
oes back into the i8th. Could they
but speak what a story they would
tnfold. but we must hurry on as
'.leasant and interesting as this may
be to us. We may have occasion
to refer to this history again.
Mrs. George Bearden is visiting
ber parents. Mr. and Mrs. R. L.
Mr. D. M. Langford has butchered
the largest porker so far this season.
s,25 lbs. Let us hear from all those
who have big hogs when you butch
Mr. Ben C. Cameron has moved
biis family to Columbia.'
The synod made very few changes
in the pastorates in Newberry coun
ty. Mayer Memorial and Mcollohon
wvill be a new pastorate. St. James,
Jalapa, will be added to the Newber
ry pastorate. This pastorate will
:onsist of Beth Eden, St. James (Ja
lapa) and Colony.
The joint council of Grace and Mt.
Tabor churches will meet at Pros
perity today (Thursday).
The Railroad commission has pub
lished a tabulation of the employes
and passengers' hurt and killed for
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1904.
Employes killed in S. C. .. . 25
Employes injured . ..-.-.-.-.- 390
Passengers killed.-.--.-.... ...8o
Are you not glad that you were
not one of the 370? We believe this
is a greater number than was killed
and injured in the German empire
for the same period of time. Why
Es this so?
A gentleman in speaking with us
in reference to public roads, was
drawing a comparison between New
berry and Lexington counties. He
said that one could tell it just as
soon as the Newberry line was
reached by the conditions of the
roads. I was under the impression
that our county had good roads. Leu
mngton must have first class ones if
they beat ours. None are so good
but that they could be made better,
and we hope to see them all better.
Richland county is said to have the
best roads in the state.
.Say, Mr. Editor, who was elected
mn Greenville, Speegie or Walker?
and"will we have biennial sessions of
Toy Dogs Which Are Bedecked Wit
The cult of the small dog exist
in Mayfair, and numerous instance
of extravagance can be quoted in thi
connection, says the London Expres
Queen Alexandra is very fond c
toy dogs, but her majesty resolutel
sets her face against any expensiv
absurdities, thus setting an exceller
example to society.
Consuelo,. Duchess of Manchestei
is fond of toy dogs. The counties c
Warwick keep Maltest spaniel.
Mme. Vagilane's. brown spaniels ar
well known, and the Pekinese spar
iels of Sir William and Lady Ingrar
are perhaps the most valuable to
dogs in England.
Although it is considered bad tast
to waste money over toy dogs, ther
are people who will buy a 5o-guine
sable coat for a pet griffon or a 2C
guinea chancilla sack for a wretche
Italian greyhound. These fur gar
ments are made with pockets, I
which are inserted dainty squares c
old lace for handkerchiefs.
A considerable sensation wa
caused in a certain section of societ
a year or two ago by the present c
a jewelled clock-work mouse wit
eyes of diamonds to a lady for th
amusement of her toy terrier.
A wee Mexican dog named Cit
derella always has a white satin*rit
bon round her neck, threaded throug:
diamond clasrs. A crystal slippe
at one time hung from it, but as i
was constantly getting broken,
pendant in the form of a swan wa
substituted, the body being a beau
tiful pearl and the wings studded wit
diamonds. Cinderalla always eat
her food off silver plates.
Jewelled collars costing anythin
up to 1oo guineas are fairly commor
and diamond bracelets round th
forpaws and garters set with brij
liants on the hind leg, may be occa
sionally seen on toy dogs in the cor
pany of extravagantly dressed ladie:
A Hotel Humorist.
Simeon Ford, the Manhattan hot<
proprietor, of New York city, give
his attention to humor, just to reliev
the strain of his duties. A couple c
his friends w'ho-we?e marri6d laE
week heard from Ford just after th
ceremony through a telegram reac
ing: "May your future troubles b
only little ones."
TALES OF THE INDIANS:
There Were Some in 1805 Who Ha
Never Heard a Gun Fired.
Even as late as the year 1805 ther
were Indians on the North Armerica
continent who had nover seen c
heard a gun, had never seen tobec
smoke, and were capable of worship
ing the white men who controlle
these wonders. The- Rev. A. C
Morice tells of sonie of the adver
tures of Sion Fraser, who ha
stamped his name on Canada. Fati:
er Morice writes as follows:
"On lan.ding at Lake Stuart Fras
er's men, to impress the natives wit
a proper idea of their wonderful re
sources, fired a volley with the:
guns, whereupon the whole crowdc
Indians fell prostrate to the groun<
To allay their fears and make friend:
tobacco was offered to them, whici
on being tasted, was found too bitte
and thrown away. Then to sho'
its use, the crew lighted their pipes
and at the sight of the 'smoke issuin
from their mouths the people bega
to whisper that they must come fror
the land of ghosts, since they sti
full of fire wherewith they had bee
cremated. Pieces of soap were give
to the women who, taking them t
be cakes of fat, set uport crunchin
them causing foam and bubles in th
mouth, which puzzled both actor
and bystanders. All these phenorr
ena, however, were soon explaine
away leaving no suspicion in the nr
tive mind, but a most profound at
miration for the foreigners and thei
Sir -Alexander Mackenzie had a
idea that the Indians of the far norti
west were partly Jewish in origii
From Lake Athabasca in 1794 he s<
out at the head of an expedition "i
a birch bark canoe, twenty-five fe<
long, four and three-quarters fei
beam, and twenty-six inches hol<
with 3,000 pounds of baggage an
Canadians." He reached the Pacifi
coast and returned, the aborigines h
met were "for the most part posses.
ed of strongly religious instincts,
said he in his report, "With regar
to their origin all we are prepared t
state, after a careful survey of the]
S language, manners and customs. i
that they are undoubtedly of a mixe
origin; come from thenorth-west,an
had commerce in their early histor3
perhaps, through inter-marriag<
with people of Jewish persuasion o
New Year's Day, 1811, in the Cana
dian northwest was described by I
W. Harmon as follows:
"This being the first day of a nei
The Oldest, Lan
House in 1
X After standing the storm for 1
front this fall with a large and
Remember that we sell almost eve
Our motto is, never misrepresent
f hirty-six inches to the yard, and,.
and square dealing to all, black i
e bugle makes the announcement th
prints, black, silver grays, and ot]
White homespun, 6jc. per yard.
We have a full line of full furnitur
suits, beds, chairs, bureaus, spring
a mattresses, and also mattings, cai
s pets, rugs, etc.
Elegant reed rockers, $1.75 eacl
Capes, Jackets, Ready-mad
Skirts, a beautiful line, new and nic
and stylish. We invite everybod
to come and see our fall stock an
make their selections.
An Elegant eight-day clock fc
$1.99. In Hardware, Tinwari
Crockery, Stoves, etc., we claim t
Choice seed oats, Sixty cents
Our millinery business is constani
ly growing and our display this fa
s is simply superb. Many Noveltic
e are displayed and our prices are ju!
I right to suit the ladies. Our Shc
department is now complete and w
have the old reliable Bay State bran
Battle Axe, Wolf, etc. In fine ladi
shoes we have the Kanatina, the At
etocrat, the Radcliff, the New Idea an
People say that the Moseleys
make a profit. What difference C
d long as you get the goods?
A Car Load,
c year, our people have passed it, ac
e cording to the custom of the Cana
dians in drinking and fighting. Some
of the principal Indians of Fraser
d Lake desired to allow them to re
: main at the fort that they might see
r our people drink. As soon as they
s began to be a little intoxicated and
a to quarrel among themselves the na
d tives began to be apprehensive that
, something unpleasant might befall
, them also. They, therefore, hid them.
r selves under beds and elsewhere, say
ing that they thought the white peo
ple had run mad, for they appeared
. not to know what they were about.
It was the first time that they had ever
seen a person intoxicated."
est and Cheapest
:he .ast forty years we come to the
well-selected stock of merchandise,
rything, from a cambric needle up.
n article to make a sale. We give
;ixteen ounces to the pound. Fair
Lnd white The first sound of the
at we are selling all our standard
ier designs, at five cents per. yard.
Sea Island 5c. Riverside plaid 6jc.
e W t have the new things in dress
;, gods, trimmings, notions, capes,
Jackets Hats, Caps, Mens', Boye
Youth' 'lothing; Trunks, Valises and
e SEWING MACHINES.
e Five Erawer, Ball-bearing, Drop
Y Head Sewing Machine, $17-93, and a
d- cheaper machine for $12.50.
r We have a beautiful line of Guns,
, Shells, Wads, and other Sporting
0 goods, the prices of the Guns rang
ing from $3.99 to $20.00.
Don't buy until you have seen our old
reliable Elm and Iron King Stoves.
1[ They are the best on the market. We
s have ranges for $20.00 each. They
t are beauties. Why pay sixty-five
e dollars for a stove when we have
e them from seven dollars up.
s Can sell yciu a beautiful organ,
- Stool included, Walnut Finish, tone
d elegant, five years' guarantee, for
cant sell the goods at the price and
toes it make to you what people say as
can get a
ity. S. C.