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THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
The Sayings and Doings of the Peo
ple of Newberry's Sister
Prosperity, December I.-We
would be glad to know where we
could obtain a copy of Carroll's Col-,1
lections, 2 volumes. I would be
pleased to at least get an opportunity
to read Judge O'Neall's "Bench and
Bar," and "The Foragers." by W.
Gilmore Simms. Who will be so kind
as to let me know whefe I can find
any of the above works?
Mrs. Scherer will address the Wo
man's Missionary society of Bach
man Chapel on Saturday, December
3, at 3 p. m., and at Mt. Olivet on
Sunday morning. Don't forget the
In reading the many notices of Col.
Hugh S. Thompson's death and the
men who were on the Hampton tick
et it is sad to think that not one is
left. As we think back to those stir
ring times a picture comes in our
mind's eye. it is night and a watch
is set to keep the portals: The city
is being sc-ured to find the truant
member; the 121 holding a returning
board's certificate. H1, is safe in the
Columbia hotel, and cannot be found
by the sergeant at arms of the
Mackey house. The next morning
he is escorted to the Wallace house
and is sworn in and this house be
came the legal lower house of the
general assembly of South Carolina,
and Chamberlain's power is broken,
Mackey is vanquished, and South
Carolina is saved. The three men
who made this possible have almost
been forgotten; one is dead, anot',cr
is in another state and the last is
lying on a bed of sickness from which
in all probability he too will pass
over the ri-'er to join so many prom
inent actors of that day who have
gone on and now "rest under the
shade of the trees." We should never
forget these men who risked all for
the good of the state, and gave to
posterity the priceless boon of white
supremacy in South Carolina. All
honor to these men and for all time.
It ivas truly a time that tried men's
souls and we do not know of a single
son of South Carolina in that dark
hour who did not do his duty. These
heroes of '76 are passing away. Let
us ever keep green a page to their
Mr. Ira Schumpert has moved
from the Colony section to his fath
er's, near Mt. Pilgrim.
There was a small fire in the oil
mill .ginnery on Tuesday. It was
soon extinguished. The dlamage was
slight, only abouit 300 or 400 pounds
of seed cotton being damaged. The
loss will not exceed ten dollars, the
president informs me.
Rev. S. P. Koon will preach at Mt.
Pilgrim church on Sunday, December
4, at 3 P. mn., and the third Sunday in
The school boys had a grand time
Tuesday. Some one had purchased
a live rabbit and it was turned loose
and such a race; and such hollering;
and such fun! Poor Bunny was sc1
scared that he fell an easy prey to
the fleetest footed. It reminded one,
of his boyhood days. when he used1
to rabbit hunt and follow the dogs
Once a man, twice a boy, but the sec-<
ond boy can't rabbit hunt.i
Dr. McClintock was on our street:- 1
!ast Tu'esday shaking hands with his1
many friends. We are always glad
to see Dr. McClintock.':
Mr! W. T. Gibson will move from1
his home near St. Lukes to the.
Johncon home in town.
Mr. S. B. Hawkins will move today
into his new home in McNeary street.
which is rapidly nearing completion
Mr. I. J. Gibson will move into the
home vacated by Mr. W. T. Gibson.
of the St. Lukes community.
Mr. H. J. RawI has returned from
a visit to his home in Lexington.
Miss Leavell has returned homey
from a visit to Mrs. Dr. Wheeler th
An old man being asked the differ
ence between a Methodist and a Pres-]
byterian: "Well," he replied aftei
some thought. "a Methodist knows
he's got religion but is afraid he'll
ci and News
:an't lose it, but is scared to death for
ear he hasn't got it."
The weary traveler on an unusual]
;low train, who wrote on the side o
-he coach, "Pasengers requested not
:o pick flowers while the train is in
,notion," must have traveled on one
>f the fast (?) trains in our state.
In the public prints going the
-ounds has been a story that three
:hildren of a Confederate veteran of
Beaufort county, who died in Sa
.-annah had never heard of God,
_hristmas or Thanksgiving. We
vonder if this is the truth. If it is
,vhat a fearful responsibility rests on
:he churches of our state.
It is natural to presume that these
:hildren were from 6 to 12 years of
Igo. What are the churches (de
iominations) doing for home mis
;ions. Really we are but playing at
nissions at best. Let us try to do
Look here. Mr. Masheen man, you
)r the proof reader must look at your
:opy better or T must write pllainer
>r some of us will be in trouble. You
:ame very near causing me to lose
ny scalp this week. So look out.
'ou said "..rs. Scherer would be at
Bachman Chapel Sunday; I wrote it
3aturday at 3 p. m.
Mr. Hamilton, of Columbia, who
vas on a visit to his friend, Martin
Xheeler. Esq.. of the lower section
>f No. 9, has returned home.
A jolly party it was that gathered
iround the festal board at Mr. D. H.
Wheeler's on Tuesday. Thev re
:ort the time of their life.
Mrs. Dinglehoef has returned home.
3he has been assisting in the work
>f organizing the $2o.ooo movement
-f the women of the South Carolina
Miss Nannie Dominick is visiting
Nfr. Geo. Duncan's famiv in town
If you have any news please be
Cind enough to give it to me.
The Jolly Dozen will be entertained
in Friday. December 2, at 4 p. in.
>v Miss Bessie Bowers. Say. Mr.
Editor. did vou ever wish you werc
girl. We do right now and that
xe were also a member of the J.
D's. Don't you?
Miss Annie Mae Bedenbaugh, of
St. Paul's, has been visiting Mis sJes
Miss Corrie Martin, of Macedonia.
ias entered the Prosperity
graded school. WVe hope to see
>thers from that section. 'When we
get our new building there will be an
The president says that "nothing
minovs me more than to be called
he poor 'man's' friend' or the 'rich
nan's friend.' I am not the poor
nan's friend or the rich man's friend.
he northern man's friend or the
southern man's friend, I ani the de
:ent man's friend, whether he be rich
>r poor, whether he be from the south
r the north, and I want and hope for
he assistance of the decent citizen
hroughout the land in doing my duty
is the people's representative." These
wvords sum .. the attitude of tht
>resident toward the south.
if the president will just act this
svay toward the south and not
:hreaten her with that black cloud
wve feel sure he wvill have the support
>f every white man of the south, and
f he will do as he intimates in his
etter to Col. Mashy it will be all the
setter for us. WVe trust his southern
ialf will exert itself for the next '4
vears. We can all admire his in
:ense Americanism and know an
American will be protected every
Alien Immig'tion Into England.
New York Times.
British economists continue to
'view with alarm" the steady inflow
f alien immigration into England.
Perhaps there is more reason for this
han our economists would have to
leplore a like condition of affairs on
:his side of the Atlantic. The ca
>acity' of the British nation to assim
late such immigration is distinctly
'imited, and whatever the immigrant
may in course of time become. noth
ng is more certain than that he will
'zot become an Englishman. Per
taps this difficult in assimilation ac
counts in part for the high propor
tion of crime among such immigrants.
Some 13.114 aliens have already been
convicted of serious crimes in Lon
(on since the in:ix began, and this
has cost the taxpayers about $630,000.
Scarcely less serious from the En
glish point of view is the fact that the
noncriminal immigration is rapidly
changing the character of large dis
tricts of London which have been se
lected as the locations of foreign colo
nies. The Englishman disapears before
such an army of invasion. In many
parishes Christian churches are being
converted into Jewish synagogues,
and overcrowding is raising rents to
figures which are impossible for the
English poor. In Stepney, for ex
ample, the rentals are now said to
average three times those of aiy
other part of London per unit of
area. Even the language is disap
pearing from these surrendered dis
tricts. and all the condi'ions of life
there are so unfamiliar that the local
machinery of relief breaks down in
every attempt to deal with it. What
effect the influx will ultimately have
upon the labor market is not yet de
Washington, November 3o.-An
important meeting o; the cabinet was
held yesterday. Two questions of
concern. particularly, were consid
cred. the first being the appointment
by the president of an American naval
officer in the North sea tribunal and
the other being an opinion rendered
by Attorney General Moody regard
ing the legality, under the lottery
laws. of "guessing contests," which
have been conducted by many news
papers and magazines. It was set
tied detinitely that the appointee to
the tribunal would be a rear admiral
of the navy. It is practically certain
that the selection will be made from
among three officers. Rear Admirals
Davis. Chadwick and Sands. Admiral
Dewey let it be understood that he
does not care for the honor.
Attorney General Moody's opinion
on guessing contests is of a most
sweeping character and while the
postmaster general has no inclination
to work hardship upon anybody, he
will put the attorney general's judg
Iment im,o effect as soon as may be
practicable. He realizes that many
thousands of people -have invested
small or large amounts of money in
the various schemes in the hope or
expectation. in the words of the opin
ion, that luck wvould enable them to
win large returns. "A comparative
ly small percentage of the partici
pants will realize their expectations,"
continues the opinion. "Thousands
will get nothing." The attorney
general says the schemes are, in ef
fect, lotteries under the guise of
Pittsburg. Pa., December 1.-The
commission represenming the sevene
branches of the Presbyterian church
in this country, meeting here, de
cided yesterday. on a plan of federa
tion for the various churches, and the
most im.portant step yet taken to
wards the ultimate goal of organic
union was determined upon definitely.
Rev. Dr. J. D. Steele, secretary of
the commission, says the plan pro
Vides5 for the establishment of a
council, which will be called the "Fed
?ra! Councl of Reformed Churches
in Amecrica hording the Presbyterian
The conneVi!I. D r. Steele says, will
over the worship, creed or govern
ment of the churches, which will re
m.ain the same as they- have always
The council, Dr. Steels says, will
be practically a board of arbitration.
Tt will be composed of four ministers
and four !avmoen from each of the de
nominations represented, with an ad
ditional minister and elder from each
church and each 200.000 comimuni
canis over 200.000. According to
this -agreement the Northern Pres
byterian church, with about 1.000.000
memb1ers will have 16 representatives
and the. other churches will be repre
sented in pr(portjin. Each church
belongeing t.. the federation will re
tin it (own identity in all things.
The se ven churches which were
represented (fn the commission arc
the Reformed Presbyterian church,
general synod,. the Reformed church
in America. the Presbyterian church
in United States of America. the
Presytean church in the TTniterd
States. the United Presbyterian
church, the Cumberland Presbyterian
chrch and the Reformed church in
the United States.
"Do you care for pate de foie gras.
"No. ma'am, and I wouldn't have
his works in my house. I think these
French authors is just scandalous."
An electric cable railway is to be
built from Sinaya to Birful-ca-dor,
The per capita drink bill of the
United States is increasing.
Waggsby-Here's something that
looks mighty unreasonable
Naggsby-What is it?
Waggsby-A boy was killed on the
railroad and his mother hadn't any
premonition of it.
Nellie-She suffered in silence.
Frances-I'll bet she suffered.
O'Rorke-The man phwat has no
wife is nawthing.
McToole-So is the man phwat
has van., b'gobs!-Louisville Courier
A Cordial Invitation.
Atlanta; Ga., November 30.--At a
meetitg of the Atlanta chamber of
commerce last night a resolution ex
tending President Roosevelt an invi
tation to visit Atlanta was unani
mously adopted. The National As
sociation of Manufacturers meets in
this city May 16, 17, iS, 1905, and the
president is asked to visit the city
during that time.
The resolution assured the presi
dent if the invitation shall be accept
ed "a cordial and hearty reception.'
Its introduction was the occasion of
several speeches, expressing the ear
nest desire of the gathering that the
president shall become a guest of At
lanta and pledging him as warm a
welcome as could be accorded him in
any part of the land.
The Oldest, Lar[
House in 1
After standing the storm for t
front this fall with a large and.
Remember tha~t we sell almost eve1
Our motto is, never misrepresent a
hirty-six inches to the yard, and s
and square dealing to all, black a
bugle makes the announcement the
prints, black, silver grays, and oth
White homespun, 6tc. per yard.
We have a full line of 'full furniture
suits, beds, chairs, bureaus, springs,
mattresses, and also mattings, car
pets, rugs, etc.
Elegant reed rockers, $z.75 each.
Capes, Jackets, Ready-made
Skirts, a beautiful line, new and nice
and stylish. 'We invite everybody
to come and see our fall stock and
make their selections.
An Elegant eight-day clock for
$1.gg. In Hardware, Tinware.
Crockery. Stoves, etc., we claim tc
Choice seed oats, Sixty cents
Our millinery business is constant
ly growing and our display this fall
is simply superb. Many Novelties
are displayed and our prices are just
right to suit the ladies. Our Shoe
department is now complete and we
have the old reliable Bay State brand,
Battle Axe, Wolf. etc. In fine ladies
shoes we have the Kanatina, the Au
tocrat, the Radcliff, the New Idea and
People say that the Moseley's
make a profit. WVhat difference d<
long as you get the goods?
In the Paddle Wheel.
Mr. Stanhope Hall, author of
"Twenty Years at Sea." was not
much more than a boy when he had
the following curious and territying
adventure, the recollection of which
haunted him all his life, says an ex
change. The ship on which he was
making his first voyage was loading
cotton in Mobile bay and the captain
had sent him in a small boat to get
some newspapers from a big side
wheel steamer which lay near by.
In trying to bring the boat up to.
the st-amer, he says, upset myself
and wei,t down, I could not swim
and I struggled in hopeless terror..
W\hen I came to the surface I found
myself in the brackets of a great
wheel; they were green with river
moss and slippery as ice, but I re
gained my breath.
As I held on panting from my
plunge a thrill of horror ran throagh
me. The wheel had slowly began to
revolve. In agony I shouted, but
in that great wheel box my voice
was nothing. Slowly the . wheel
turned, carrying me upward. When
I reached the top I should be ground
to pieces; or if by any chance I es
caped that fate I should be drown
ed when I was again drawn under the
wheel into the fearful suction.
, Again and again I shouted. Finally
as I was nearing the top, a little trap
door opened and some one looked in
to the box. I opened my mouth to
call once more, but my throat was
paralyzed; for a moment T could not
utter a note.
The trap door was just closing,
when with one mighty effort, my
voice came back and I screamed. The
man opened the trap again, saw me,
sprang upon the wheel and snatched
me into saftey. I was a heavy
weight in his arms as he carried me
to the deck. for I fainted dead away
Notice is hereby given that I wili
apply to the National Bank of New
berry, S. C., at the expiration of thir
ty days for a re-issue to me of a new
certificate of stock in lieu of certifi
cate No. 61o which has been lost.
W. T. Tarrant.
October 25, 1904.
cost and Cheapest.
he i'st forty years we come to the
well-selected stock of merchandise.
-ything, from a cambric needle up.
n article to make a sale. WVe give
ixteen ounces to the pound. Fair
nd white. The first sound of the
et we are sellong all ou'r standard
er designs, at five cents per. yard.
Sea Island 5c. Riverside plaid 6jc.
WV t have the new things in dress
gods, trimmings, notions, capes,
Jackets. Hats, Gaps, Mens', Boys'
Youth' *Clothing; Trunks, Valises and
Five Erawer, BaIl-bearing, Drop
Head Sewing Machine, $17-93, and4 a
cheaper rnachine for $12-50.
W\e have a beautiful line of Guns,.
Shells, WVads, and other Sporting
goods, the prices of the Guns rang
inga from $3.99 to $20.00.
Don't buy until you have seen our ol&
reliable Elm and Iron King Stoves.
'They are the best on the market. W
have ranges for $20.00 each. They'
are beauties. Why pay sixty-five
dollars for a stove when we have:
them from seven dollars up.
ORGANS. . .
Can sell you a beautiful organ;.
Stool included, Walnut Fmnish, tone
elegant, five years' guarantee, for
cant sell the goods at the price ana
>es it make to you what people say ac.