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The Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Mr. A. B. Dc lloff of Spartanburg
is in the city.
Sheriff M. M. Buford has returned
Trom St. Louis, where he attended the
Louisiana Purchase exposition.
Miss Lulie Hunt has gone to Co
lumbia to take a course in a business
Services are held at Colony church.
the Rev. XV. K. Sligh pastor, each 2d
and 4th Sunday, and services will be
held on next Sunday.
Hon. Arthur Kibler, in company
with the other members of the legis
lative committee on literary institu
tions is visiting the various state lit
Divine services will be conducted
in St. Lukes church by the rector,
the Rev. H. Thomas, on next Sunday,
December i1, at i1 a. in., and at 7:30
p. m. The public is cordially invited.
The Luther League will meet at the
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
on Thursday evening, at 7:30 o'clock.
The address will be delivered by Mr.
J. B. Hunter.
On account of the fact that he has
moved out of the . township, Mr.
Thos. P. Adams has resigned as mag
istrate for No. 3 township. The mat
ter of his successor, following the
usual course, will be referred to the
Newberry delegation for a recom
The ladies of the Baptist Aid 'So
-ciety will give an entertainment, be
ginning on December 15, and will be
glad to have all those wi.'. have prom
ised contributions send them by De
cember 14. The entertainment will
be in the nature of a bazaar, with hot
Mrs. M. 0. J. Kreps. of Augusta,
and Mrs. James A. B. Scherer, who
are working in the interest of- the
T.umen's Forward movement for
missionary work in the Lutheran
church, will make their headquarters
in Newberry from Wednesday to
Mondar, filling appointments at
Colony on Thursday. at Beth Eden
on Friday. at Jalapa on Saturday, and
-at Newberrv on Sunday.
MAJOR COPELAND DEAD.
End Came in Bamberg, After Illness
Of Many Weeks.
Bamberg, December 5.-Major D.
L. Copeland died at three o'clock
this afternoon, of consumption, at
%is home in this city, after a linger
ing illness of many wveeks.
The death of Major Copeland will
'be learned by the people of Newvber
ry with real and sincere regret. The
deceased was actively engaged in the
livery business in Newberry for a
-number of years. and only left this
~city a few weeks ago. when his health
'became so weakened that it wvas nec
essary for hi into be removed to his
old home at Bamberg. The Major was
:a courteous and kindly gentleman.
A Quiet Marriage.
Prosperity, December 5.-Mr.' A.
2. Counts and Miss Lillie Merchant
were ma'rried here last night at 8.3o
-o'clock, the Rev. WV. A. Lutz officiat
-ing. The bride is the popular daugh
ter of Mr. George S. Merchant. Mr.
Counts is a member of the enterpris
ing nirm of Counts Brothers. Both
~have many trien-is throughout the
'county wvho wish them much happi
Starts Discussion Anew. -
Following is from the Columbia
correspondence of the News and
The resignation of Senator-elect
Cole. L. Blease as trustee of the Col
ored Normal college, on account of
the law which forbids the holding of
two offices, has started again com
ment on this matter. Several news
-papers have called attention to the
-fact of prominent office-holders who
are trustees of colleges and at the
same time hold other offices, and are
calling for the law to be enforced. On
this line it might be mentioned that
few of the trustees elected take the
trouble to secure commissions from
the secretary of state, and this negli
gence last year caused the general as
.-embl to ma several mistakes.
NEWBERRY COLLEGE DEBATE
Speakers Chosen For Approaching
Annual Celebration To Be Held
The :,peakei- have been elected for
the annual Newberry college inter
sOcietv debate. to be held in March.
Thev are as follows:
For the Excelsior:
First debater-V. H4. Cabaniss,
Second debator-W. E. Pugh, Pros
Orator--A. B. Caughman, Lees
For the Phrenakosmian:
First debater-B. V. Chapman., Lit
Seco--nd debater--J. E. 11ipp. New
Orator-W. E. Derrick.
President of debate-D. 11. Taylor,
The contestants in the preliminary
to the state oratorical contest have
also been selected. They are: 3. E.
Harms, Savannah. Ga; and R. W.
Frick. Chapin, from the Phrenakos
mian: E. B. Houseal. Newberry, and
J. T. Owen. Orangeburg, from the
Christmas Sale and Supper.
The Ladies' Aid society 6f the
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is
arranging for a Christmas sale and
supper. to be held in the vacant store
room. next' door to Mr. R. C. Wil
liams' place of business, on next Fri
An elaborate supper will be pre
pared. with roast turkey, roast pig,
acoroni pie, oysters and all the
trimmings. A charge of fifty cents
will be made for the supper, twenty
tive cents i. r oysters. Cake and
frappe., 15 cents.
The ladies are busy making fancy
articles and dressing dolls, which will
be on sale. There will be a Christ
mas tree with surprise packages, a
fortune teller's booth and other inter
At the door an admission fee of
t.n cents wVill be charged. but each
p,rson payi,g an admission -will be
uiven a coupon worth ten cents if pre
sented in payment for supper or in
the purchase of anything offered for
A Missionary Meeting.
Mrs. J. A. B. Scherer and Mrs. M.
. 3. K -eps will he at Colony church,
on Wednesday, December 7, at 2 p.
i.. for the purpose of lecturing in the
mission cause. Every member of the
congregation is earnestly requested
New Chapel Auxiliary.
Every member of the New Chapel
Auxiliary of the Woman's Foreign
issionary society is earnestly re
qjuested to meet at the home of Mrs.
\'.. I. Herbert. on Friday afternoon,
December g, at 3 o'clock. Visitors,1
men. woIinen and children are cor
dially invited to meet with the so
cie.. E verybody is requested to
ccm . and bring offerings.
11r. \W. C. Pearce, of Chicago,
a-tcher training secretary of the In
te'national Sunday School associa
ti-m. delivered two interesting ad
dreses in Central Mlethodist church
on F'riday afternoon and evening. His
t.heme was "Modern Sunday School
Methods." M1r. Pearce's addresses
wvere instructive, his suggestions be
ing valuable and helpful. Mr. Pearce
went to Wilmington from Newberry.
Month of November.
Temperature--Mecan maxinium 63;
mean minimum 38.1; mean 50.5: max
i'um 72. date 1oth: minimum 25.
date 15th: greatest daily range 40.
Precipitation-Total 2.56 inches;
greatest in 24 hours :.32 inches, date
Number of days with .01 inch or
more precipitaionl 7: clear 16; fair 5;
Dates of killing frost-I, 7, 8, 14, 15,
6 17, 18, 19, 25, 27, 28 29.
WV. G. Peterson, V. 0.
Daughters of Confederacy.
At the annual meeting of the
United Daughters of the Confed
erac. held in Orangeburg last week,
Mrs. Robert D. Wright. of New
berry, was chosen fourth vice-presi
dent. The next annual session will
e helde atohnston.
SLUMP IN COTTON.
Government Report Caused the Mar
ket to Take a Rapid
hlie gre.at s1lumpl) in the cutto)n mar
ket II Catlrday and vesterdav was
the subject of all-absrbing inl
terest in Newberry yesterday.
Shortly after 2 o'clock the mar
ket for best cotton was quoted at 7
to 7 3-8 cents, the market having gone
down fullv a half cent since Satur
day's close. This. following the
siimp of from 55 to 6o points on Sat
urday. means that cotton has gone
down nearly one and one-quarter
cents in two days.
The downward movement began
[n la,t Tuesday. when the ginners
report was issued. The market at
that .time. it will be recalled. was
about 9 cents. Then on Saturday it
was given out that preliminary re
turns to the chief of the bureau of
statistics. department of agriculture,
howed a total production of cotton
in the United States in the year of
1904-1903 of 12,162,ooo bales.
The publication of this report was
the cause of the slump of from 55
to 6o points on Saturday, and the
further slump of about the same
A further Dureau report received
in Newberry today gives the weight
of the bales at 5oo pounds net, which,
it continues. is "construed bearish in
New York, causing further depres
Many of the farmers of Newberry
county have been holding their cot
ton, looking for an advance in the
market. Others sold when cotton
was bringing 9 cents and more. Some
have rushed their cotton to market
while the price was steadily going
down, while others are confident that
the market will be up again shortly,
or before they are forcet to sell, at
Held For Violating Postal Laws.
Charged with having mailed ob
sence. lewd or lascivious letters. o1
writing. Thomas C. Singleton was ar
r.tel in thte Newberry mills vill-i-e
on Friday afternoon, and, after a pre
minary before United States Com
inssioner Frank L. Bynum, was
lodged in the county jail, bail being
fixed in the sum of $5oo. The arrest
was madec by United States Marshal
James R. Davidson.
The charge against Singleton is
that. on or about February 14, 1904,
he knowingly deposited or caused tc
be deposited in a United States rail
way postoffice, for mailing or deliv
ery, obscene, lewd or lascivious let
ters or writing, which was non-mail
able matter in violation of Section
3,893 of the R. S. U. S., and amend
It appears from the evidence takern
at the preliminary examination that
on the date mentioned Singleton ad
dressed the letter in question to WS.
T. Phillips, at Abbeville, S. C., with
out a true signature. That an inves
tigation was begun, with the result
that Singlet'on was arrested and lodg
ed in jail.
Postofhice Inspector F. J. G. Pulsi
pher was in Newvberry during
the past week working up the
case, and the warrant for the arrest
was sworn out before Commissicnet
Bynum by Mr. Pulsipher.
Letters remaining in the postoffice
at Newberry for week ending Decem
ber 3, 1904:
A-Mrs. S. A. Athawvay.
B-Mliss Sindia Beates, Eller Baker
C. B. Bates, Mrs. Fannie Blackey,
Rev. R. B. Beatic, Miss Mamie Byrd,
D-Miss F,essie Darby, Mrs. WV .W.
Davis, Martha Derrick (colored), J.
G-J. M. Gry.
H-A. N. Hallman. Richard Her
J-Lou Jackson, M. A. Jones.
K-WV. C. Klugh.
L-Mrs. Emma Lewis, Miss Eliza
beth Lindsey, Mrs. Henry Lindsey.
M-A. Maxwell. Mrs. Maggie
S-Mrs. Elisha Shell. Robert
Schumpert. Mrs. Janie Swittenburg,
Mrs. Lilla Smith.
T-James Tod (colored).
W_J. W Warlton. T. H. Werts.
Bad Weather Kdpt Many People at
Home-Number of Sales
By the Master.
able weather t ere was not the usual
December salesday crowd in Newber
ry. \lany people were here fr,im the
county, however, and a good deal of
business was done.
Sales were made by the master in
the following cases:
Anne Elizabeth Vicker, Henry
Munroe Wicker. John P. Vicker,
Sarah E. Folk. Margaret C. Harmon
against Amelia 'M. Wicker. 73 3-4
acres, io miles north-east of New
herry. to H. Munroe Vicker. for
$S.85o: o3 acres to If. Iunroe \Vicker
Daniel T. Dominick against Lou
Robinson et al., 19 acres in and near
town of Helena, as follows: 68-1ou
acres to 'M. I. Buford for $27: 68-ioo
acres to M. M. Buford for $30; 1-3
acre to M. M. Buford for Sii; 1 1-16
acres to M. M. Buford for $23: 71-100
acres to M. M. Buford for $20; 70-100
acres to M. M. Buford for $21; 70-100
acres to M. M. Buford for $23; I
acre to M. M. Buford for $31: i acre
to M. M. Buford for $31: I acre to J.
G. Rikard for $25: 1 acre to M. M.
Buford for $33; 1 acre to M. M. Bu
ford-for $30: i acre to M. M. Buford
for $29: 1 acre to M. M. Buford for
$28: 1 acre to M. M. Buford for $50;
I 35-100 acres to M. M. Buford for
National bank against J. Lewis
Duckett. Nancy Duckett and John
Duncan, interest in estate of Lewis
Ducket. to Jno. T. Duncan, attorney
for J. H. McGraw, for $475.
Wheeler against Reeder. ioo acres,
known as "Chupp'" place, to Mrs.
Mamie N. Reeder, for $i,ooo.
Wheceler against Shockley, 73-100
acres in village of Helena, to D. H.
Wheeler, for $5I0.
B. H. AMICK HELD
Coroner's Inquest Over Body of Will
Hill, Colored, Who Was Shot
On November i.
Shortly after the inquest held by
Coroner F. Marion Lindsay on Fri
day afternoon, over the dead body of
Will Hill. colored, who was shot on
November 11, 1904, in No. 7 town
ship, by B. H. Amick, and who died
on December 1, Amick surrendered
to Deputy Sheriff Johnson and was
brought to Newberry and lodged in
the county jail.
The coroner's jury on Friday after
noon reached a verdict "that the said
Will Hill came to his death by a gun
shot wvound inflicted by B. H. Amick
on 11th day of November, 1904, and
from which wound the said Will Hill
died on December I. 1904." A num
ber of witnesses testified at the in
quest. Mr. 'Henry WV. Holloway
was present- as attorney for Amick.
Henry Clary testified that
he lived on the Hill place, and was at
Longsore's gin on Friday evening.
Saw Mr. Ben Amick hit Will Hill,
he said, with hoe handle. Hill grab
bed hoe handle and snatched it out
of Amick's hand. WVitness fLrther
testified: "Will Hill said, What you
hit me for Mr. Amick, I have not
done nothing to you, and at that time
shooting began. Mr. Amick began
shooting. Supose he was shooting at
Hill. Shot 3 times. Hit Will Hill
one shot he made. Hit him on left
side of jaw"
Cross-examined, Clary said that he
was about 15 feet from the parties
at the time of the shooting: that he
saw the shot but did not hiear any
juarreling: did not hear any words
between them; saw Hill hit at
Amick wvith stick.
Hiiliard Tribble who lived
with Mr. Amick, said that he was
with Amick when Amick had a talk
with Hill. Amnick asked him about
some talk that he had said abunt him.
Hill started toward Amrick with a
knife, witness continued, and said I
will fix it with you right now. Amick
shot. Hill staggered and dropped
knife on ground. WVitness continued
at some length along this line. Other
witnesses were examined,. but the tes
timony of the twvo witnesses here
given brings out the principal testi
mny taken at the inquest.
Read WVooten's advertisement. Its
LITTLE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL.
Hionor Roll For the Primary Depart
ment From October 3 to
r:inu i h: li:h n,-r ri fr the
>rimarv dcpartmcnt -f the Little
,'l umtain graded school from Octo
)er 3 to November 27:
F'murth Grade-First honor, Julian
%)land: second honor. Gertrude
B3oland: third honor. Cecil Boland
md Karl Cunts.
Third Grade-First honor, Virginia
Lee Kinard and Ralph Sease; second
ionor. Clara Scott: third honor,
Second Grade-First honor. Nellie
Brady and Lila Kinard: second
irnor. Ilelen Lathan and Burke
\ise: third honor. Rosahelle Har
Second Grade (a).-First honor,
laude Shcalv: second honor, Maloy
Nheeler: third honor. Oscar Shealy.
First Grade-First honor. Nannie
ae Shealy and Leland Shealy; sec
>nd honor. Annie Mae Wheeler;
:hird honor, Mary Shealy.
First Grade (a).-First honor, Lu
:ile Lathan: second honor, Harold
Wise; third honor. Minnie Lee
First Grade (a. a.).-First ho'nor,
Forest Wheeler: second honor.
Earnest Derrick: third honor, Vera
Mrs. J. K. Efird. primary teacher.
J. R. Unger, Principal.
Must Use Meters.
Mr. F. M. Boyd, superintendent ot
public works, has announced that.
after January r. a!1 consumers hav
ng in service more than three lights
>f 16 candle power each will be re
:,uired to take the current through a
meter. When seen by a reporter in
reference to this action Mr. Boyd
explained that the rule would not
make a very great change in the pres
ent arrangement, as more than 90
er cent. of the consumers were al
ready on meters. which they had, in
most cases, chosen voluntarily be
:ause they were convinced the meter
;vstem was the most satisfactory and
he cheapest iii the long run. Super
itendent poyd stated that the on!y
ossible fair way to sell the current
xas through the meters. and cited
he instance of two consumers who
ere paying a straight rate for the
use of forty 16 candle power lights
each. Suppose, he said, one of the
men at a certain time burned only
part of the lights part of the time.
Suppose that the other man burned
all his lights all the time. Then, on
the straight rate, the former would
be getting less than he paid for, and
the latter would be getting more.
The light company wouldn't lose any
hing because the rate would be ar
ranged to strike an average, but be
:ause of that very fact the man who
used his lights sparingly would in
reality be paying for the lights the
'ther man burned.
Mr. Boyd said that nearly all the
:ities in the same class with New
erry now used the meter system ex
:lusively, and that all the larger cities
hiad been using it for a considerable
:ime. Wherever used the method, he
aid. was found perfectly satisfactory
for the company and .consumer.
Mr. F. J. Reddick of Columbia and
Miss Pearl Miller of Kir.ards were
married in Newberry yesterday by
:he Rev. S. H. Zimmerman. Mr.
Reddick is in the employ of the C..
N. & L. The bride is one of the most
:harm'ing young ladies of the county.
Fudy-What a vindictive disposi
:ion Kurdy has! When he once be
isa quarrel he never will give up.
Dudy-That's not because he is
cindictive, but because he is stingy.
He hates to give up anything.-Bos
RMOURS GUANO AND ACID,
for wheat and oats. Mosely Bros.
rain Drills and Harrows Cheap.
. W. White, Newberry, S. C.
'rankin's New Restaurant-Every
thing fresh and first class. Square
neal for 25 cents. Lunches 1o to 20
:ents. Oyster stews 25 to 40 cents.
Lower Main street. Look for sign.