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The Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Sheriff M. M. Buford and son, Wil
liam T. Bufort, are taking in the
world's fair at St. Louis.
Mr. S. S. Langford, of Rock Hill,
formerly of this city, is in Newber
Mr. Zack. Suber, of Whitmire, went
to St. Louis on Saturday to take in
Mr. H. W. Fulmer of Knoxville,
Tenn., an alumnus of Newberry col
lege, is in the city.
Miss Edith Henderson has accept
ed a position as assistant teacher at
the Mount Pleasant school, this coun
ty, and will take charge this week.
Miss Sue Dean, who spent Sunday
in Newberry with her aunt, Miss S.
L Holland, returned to Winnsboro
Mr. Henry D. Adams has gone to
Columbus; Ga., to accept a position
with the Georgia Coffin Manufactur
Miss Clara Pearson, who has been,
in Newberry on a visit to her sister,
Miss Allie Pearson, returned yester
day to the Columbia Female college.
Judge J. Y. Culbreath has gone to
Atlanta for special treatment. He has
not been altogether well for some
time. His many friends hope he
will return much improved.
Another rural free delivery service
has been ordered established from Po
maria, this county, with one carrier
to commence on Thursday, December
Mr. J. E. Merchant has resigned
his position as overseer of the cloth
room at the Mollohon mill and has
accepted a similiar position with a
mill at Abbeville. Mr. Merchant
was superintendent of the Mollohon
Methodist Sunday school, and will be
missed. He was an earnest worker.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
Col. W. H. Hunt addressed the col
lege Y. M. C. A. on last Saturday
night. Those who heard him were
very much pleased with the discourse.
There is talk of organizing a glee
club among the college students.
Most colleges have an organization
of this kind. There is plenty of good
material among the students here.
The teachers of the ,Primary Union
have decided to change the hour of
their meeting from 4 to 3:30.
The senior prize essay subject for
the class of 19o5, in Newberry col
kege, is "The Hand of God in His
It is rumored that the two local
football teams will play off their tie
at some time in the near future. The
exact date has not been certainly de
Mr. Lee A. Singley gave a musical
entertainment in the West End hall
last week which was much enjoyed.
There was a musical' program and a
The brick store building of Mr. J.
WV. White, which is in process of
erection in Caldwell street, is near
ing- completion, and presents a fine
Judge. WV. G. Peterson was in Co
lumbia last week to attend the meet
ing of the State R. F. D. association.
He went as delegate from Newberry
A lodge of Knights of Pythias will
be instituted in Prosperity on De
cember 12. Grand Chancellor Sum
mersett and a large number of New
berry Knights are expected to be
Mr. L. M. Speers yesterday re
ceived a letter from Sam Jones, now
of Texas, making inquiry in regard
to his Newberry war comrades. Mr.
Jones was a member of Company B.
3rd regiment. S. C. V. T.
Deputy Sheriff Duncan Johnson
went to Whitmire on Saturday and
brought back with him Johnson Gil
liam, a negro wanted in Newberry for
violation of contract. The negro is
now confined in the jail.
The police force of Newberry re
ports the first attempt on record of
an attempt to bribe one of the officers
to perjure his testimony. Charlie
Aiken. colored, about to be tried for
throwing rocks and being disoierly.
while confined in one of the 'guard
house cells, called one of the police
men to the window and wanted to
know how much he would charge to
swer a false alibi.
MOURNED IN NEWBERRY.
I Death of Mrs. Helen Crosson, Wife
Of Judge J. M. Crosson, In
Relatives and friends in Newberry
have received the sad intelligence of
the death of Mrs. Helen Crosbon, wife
of Judge J. M. Crosson, which oc
curred on Sunday night, November
20, at the residence of her daughter,
Mrs. Slade, in Woodville, Texas. The
immediate cause of her death was at
tributed to heart failure.
To those who knew Mrs. Crosson
when she lived in Newberry a half
century ago and to those who knew
her through the letters from the pen
of Judge Crosson, which have appear
ed in The Herald and News from
time to time, telling of the New
berry of the days that are past, the
news of Mrs. Crosson'- death is pe
culiarly sad. She was a sister of
Col. George S. James, who was killed
at the battle of Franklin, during the
war for southern independence, and
a first cousin of Chief Justice Pope, of
this city. She was a school mate of
Mrs. Laura Ewart, Mrs. Harriet
Lane, Mrs. Sue! Turnipseed and Mrs.
Mrs. Crosson was in good health
up until the time of her death. She
was cheerful when she retired on the
night of her death, and it is recalled
that she read and had Judge Crosson
to read to her the beautiful poem by
an unknown author, "Even This Shall
Pass Away." After reading the
poem, she requested Judge Crosson
to give it a place in his scrap book.
Shoitly before ii o'clock Judge Cros
son noticed a difficulty in her breath
ing and asked her what was the mat
ter. She replied that she could not
get her breath and that she was dying,
and before an effort could be made
to relieve her, she quietly pased away.
Mrs. Crosson would have been sev
enty-five years of age next Febru
ary, having been married 35 years,
6 months and i day. She oined the
Presbyterian church in Newberry 55
years ago. in company with Mrs.
Silas Johnstone. Mrs. Crosson sub
sequently united with the Associate
Reformed Presbyterian church, in or
der to be with her husband in his de
votions. and after moving to Texas,
there being no Associate Reformed
church in their adopted home, Mr.
and Mrs. Crosson joined the Presby
Mrs. Crosson was loved by all who
knew her. Of a kind and gentle dis
position and of a high Christian char
acter, in her the noblest type of true
womanhood found expression. Her
death is sincerely mourned in New
berry, and Judge Crosson and family
have the deep sympathy of hosts of
Caled to Consider Changes in the
ed Siie Die.
An adjourned meeting of the citi
zens of Newberry was held in the
city council chamber, on last Friday
night, for the purpose of considering
changes in the charter of the town.
Dr. 0. B. Mayer presided. Mr. I. H.
Hunt acting as secretary. A com
mittee had been previously appointed
to ascertain and report what amend
ments or changes. if any, were desir
able. Col. Geo. S. Mower, as chair
man of this committee. submitted a
report, which has been previously
printed. The report was discussed
at length. several citizens taking part
in the arguments. After the discus
sion had been carried on for some
time it was moved to adjourn the
meeting sine die. The motion was
carried and the meeting adjourned.
Injured a Passenger.
On the night before Thanksgiving
day, while the mixed night train on
the C.. N. & L. road was running be
tween Jalapa and Newberry, some
person threw a heavy stick of wood
at the passenger coach, crashing
through one of the windows and
striking the occupant of a nearby
seat upon the side of the neck, in
icting a slight cut. The affair was
reported to the sheriff and an inves
tigation was made at once. Nothing
definite as to the identity of the evil
doer was discovered. The matter
has been kept quiet since in the hope
that something pointing to the per
petrator of the deed would be dis
covered, and it is still hoped that the
p-en wil be caught.
Two Addresses To Be Delivered in
Newberry by Secretary Pearce-,
Two addresses. one in the after
noon at 4 o'clock, and the other at
7:30 p. in., will be delivered on next
Friday, December 2, at Central
Methodist church, by W. C. Pearce
of Chicago, whose subject will be,.
"Teacher Training; or Approved
Workmen, How Secured." Mr.
Pearce holds the responsible posi
tion of teacher training secretary of
the International Sunday School as
sociation, and he comes to Newberry
by authority of the executive com
mittee of the state. Mr. Pearce can
only visit four points, viz., Green
ville, Spartanburg, Greenwood, and
Newberry. He comes highly recom
mended and his addresses promise to
be very interesting.
Teacher training in its bearing on
Sunday school work is attracting the
attention and enlisting the thought of
the best minds throughout this and
foreign countries so that this topic
should be one of absorbing interest
to all who love the Sunday school
cause, and who afe striving to do bet
ter and know more. Mr. Pearce is
known personally by Dr. W. E. Pel
ham, who would urge all to hear Mr.
Pearce, at both afternoon and even
WOUND HAS FATAL RESULT.
Mr. Foster Slawson Accidentally Shot
Himself on Thanksgiving Day
And Died on Sunday.
While on a Thanksgiving hunt on
last Thursday Mr. Foster Slawson,
of Prosperity, accidentally shot him
self, the wound resulting fatally and
causing death on Sunday night. Mr.
Slawson was in company with
Messrs. Harris, Alewine and Banks,
of Prosperity, when the unfortunate
affair occurred. The hunters were
proceeding through a thick under
growth of brush and vines, when Mr.
Slawson's gun became entangled in
the vines and was discharged. The
entire load entered Mr. Slawson's
right shoulder, at the height of the
shoulder blade, breaking one rib and
scattering around the spine.
Dr. Dominick was summoned, and
at one time it was thought the injured
man had a fair chance for recovery.
He became worse, however, and died
on Saturday night, at his home in
the outskirts of Prosperity. The
funeral services were held on Sun
day afternoon, at three o'clock, the
Rev. W. A. Lutz of Grace Lutheran
church officiating, and the interment
was in the Prosperity cemetery.
The deceased was an unmarried
man of about forty years of age. He
is survived by a father, mother and
An Unfortunate Rumor.
Some weeks ago Will Hill, colored,
wa, shot in the head by Bennett
Amick, a white man, in No. 7 town
ship, near the plantation of Mr. God
frey Harmon. The wound was not
immediately fatal and the negro was
expected to recover. On Friday even
ing Mr. Amick, the man who did the
shooting, came to Newberry, and
while here told one gentleman that
the negro Hill was dead and buried.
Other persons made the same state
ment. Shlieriff Buford was in com
munication with Magistrate John WV.
Ropp on Saturday. but could get no
absolutely definite information.
When interviewed over the telephone
by the reporter yesterday Mr.
Ropp said he did not know whether
the negro was dead or not. He seem
ed to be inclined to the opinion that
he was not. Mr. Godfrey Harmon.
on whose place the wounded negro
lives, or lived, was in Newvberry
yesterday and said that Will Hill
would be able to take out the indict
ment for the shooting in person, in
ferring that the negro was still alive
and in a fair prospect to get well.
The rumor of the negro's death was
persistent, but there appears to be
little likelihood of its truth. The
coroner knows nothing of the mat
ter, the sheriff knew nothing definite
on Saturday, and it is almost certain
that Mr. Ropp. the magistrate in the
township where the trouble occurred,
would have heard something of it
if th man had died.
A LIVE DEAD MAN.
Mr. D. A. Wright, Who Was Killed
At the Battle of Richmond, Is
Still a Prosperous Farmer.
'1r. 1). A. \right, who was killed
in the seven days' battle around
Richmond, in the Civil war, paid us
a very pleasant call last week. Some
thing of Mr. W-right's remarkable
resurrection has appeared in print
before, but the telling of such an ex
perience as his is not likely to grow
stale or lose interest. Mr. Wright,
who was a gallant Confederate sol
dier. was shot down on the bloody
field of the seven days' battle and left
for dead. He fell at about noon,
and. to all intents and purposes, was
a dead man until late that night,
The hospital corps had appeared on
the field and had gathered up the
wounded, finishing their work, and
leaving Mr. Wright among the dead,
Later he came to life, was nursed
to convalescence and recovery, and
today is a prosperous farmer of No.
4 township, this county. He has
been a steady subscriber of The
Herald and News for over thirty
years. Mr. Wright's visit was some
thing of an event, as he comes tc
town sometimes once a year, and
sometimes once in four years.
Apropos of this same incideni
Mr. H. M. Barger, of The Herald
and News force, tells an interesting
story. Mr. Barger was enlisted ir
the same company with Mr. Wright
at the outbreak of the war. While
the company was still in Newberry
where it was formed, Mr. Barger and
Mr. Wright had the curious exper
ience of both being shot by the same
bullet. Mr. Wright was handling
a pistol and Mr. Barger was standing
by his side. In some way the wea
pon accidentally exploded, the ball
penetrating through the fleshy par
of the former gentleman's hand, and
making a serious wound in the hand
of the latter, entering at the badi
and ranging upword through the
NEW ARC LIGHTS.
Put Into Operation For First Timt
On Saturday Night-Something
Of the New System.
The new enclosed arc lights were
put into operation for the first tim<
on Saturday night. The switchboard
for the new incandescent system has
not arrived, and the new plant wil:
not be put into regular operation and
final shape until the board comes.
The arc lamp is one of the prettiesi
and simplest pieces of mechanisrr
in use in electrical plants in the
world. Coming out over the glob<
is an enamelled steel reflector. Therc
is an outside and an inside globe
the inside globe being opalescent
When the old arc lights were burned
all night it was necessary to clear
them every day. The new ones neec
trimming only once in ten days, or
an average. The globe is air tight anc
the absence of free oxygen does no1
admit rapid combustion, and hence
the advantage. The adjustment is
perfect. In an alternating current
system there is always a considerabl<
amount of vibration in arc lamps
causing a constant humming. but this
perfect automatic adjustment does
away with much of this vibration
though there is some little humming
which cannot be done awvay with.
Superintendent Boyd says this lamp
is in operation in Atlanta, in Birming
ham. Ala.. in Columbia. in Spartan
burg in Jacksonville, Fla., and ir
nearly all the larger cities He has
personally noted the workings o
these lamps in other cities and has
found them fully satisfactory and gen
erally superior to the old kind.
The work of widening the streets
on the two sides of the rear of the
ourt house will be completed by to.
morrow. Superintendent J. C
Dominick has oversees a very neal
job and the streets will be beautifiec
as well as widened. Five feet have
been cut off from each side of the
monument square, the new part 0:
the roadbed has been made solid with
gravel, and a practically new storn
and cement wall has been erectec
around the square. When this pl
is nicely covered with grass, as 11
should be, it will present a fine ap
In looking over our mailing list we
have been surprised to find how few
havc hald their dates changed to 'o5
and also at the small number that still
stand at '04. Ve want every sub
scribcr to kwok at the (late on the
labl opposite his name on this paper
and see if it is in arrears of Novem
ber 29, '04. If so you are due your
subscription and should at once send
it to this office. We need the
money and must have it. We can
not understand why so many people
will neglect so small a matter to them
and yet which in the aggregate means
so much to the publisher. You do
not intend to beat the editor out of
the pittance that you owe him and
yet by not paying it promptly you
make it difficult for him to meet his
obligations. Why not save him the
trouble and cost of sending a man
around or mailing a "dun" for the
small amount by coming around and
paying up. We have from,I,2oo to
1,500 names on our list who are in
arrears one or more years. Even
$I.50 from each one of these in the
next ten days would materially
lighten the burden and it would be
a very small amount for you to pay.
Do it now. Don't wait. If you
have paid this does not mean you.
Only yesterday we had two sub
scribers to pay before their time was
This is a personal appeal to those
in arrears to pay up. We need it.
Everybody has made a good crop and
money is plentiful and business good.
Then why put off paying for your
County Superintendent of Educa
tion Eug. S. Werts has made ar
rangements for a big, genuine, old
fashioned teachers' meeting, to be
held in the Newberry graded school
building. on Saturday, this week. This
will be the last opportunity of Sup
erintendent Werts to meet the
teachers before he retires from office,
and he is very anxious, for that and
other reaosns, for every teacher in
the county to make a special effort
An *interesting program is being
prepared and addresses will be made.
Many of the teachers have already
signified their intention to be at the
meeting, and it is almost certain to
be one of the most successful in the
history of the county.
Many of the Newberry merchants
are getting in their Christmas stocle,
Iand the shelves are already beginning
Ito take on a festive appearance. Thes
displays of those who cater to the
Christmas trade will be more elaborn
ate and varied than ever before.
ARMOUR'S GUANO AND ACID,
for wheat and oats. Mosely Bros.
Grain Drills and Harrows Cheap.
J. W. White, Newberry, S. C.
Franklin's New Restaurant-Every
thing fresh and first class. Square
meal for 25 cents. Lunches io to 20
cents. Oyster stews 25 to 40 cents.
Lower Main street. Look for sign.
We have it and for
the small sum of
You can buy an
That will give you a
good time as any
In Town. Satisfact