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The Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Mr. C. E. Bell, of Augusta. spent
Mrs. J. D. Sheely, of Pumaria, spent
Sunday with relatives in this city.
The Rev. W. H. Greever. of Colum
bia was in Newberry yesterday.
Dr. R. C. Holland returned to
Dr. J. K. Gilder went to Columbia
Sunday in Newberry.
Mrs. L. B. Ault spent Sunday in
Mr. W. E. Merchant. of Jalapa, was
in Ncwberry yesterday.
Miss Bernice Todd has returned
from an extended visit in Atlanta.
Mrs. R. E. Leavell and son have re
turned from a visit to relatives in
Dr. James A. Z. Scherer filled the
pulpit of the Dr. R. C. Holland, at
Carlotte. on Sun'Lay. Dr. Holland
being in Newberry.
The Rev. Z. W. Bedenbaugh and
Mr. A. H. Kohn. of Prosperity, were
in Newberry yesterday in attendance
upon a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the Lutheran synod.
Mrs. M. 0. J. Kreps. of Augusta,
and Miss Greishaber of Columbia,
who have been in Newberry for the
past several days, returned yesterday
to their respective homes.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
Miss Eugenia Hill is teaching the
A regular business meeting of the
Bachelor Maids will be held in the
library rooms 4t 4 o'clock this after
Dr. 1. E. Crimm. the oculist. is in
the'city. He arrived here from Green
ville, and will remain for one week.
He can be found in Dr. T. W. Smith's
.office. above the postoffice.
Mr. R. A. Abrams. of Newberry, is
teaching a flourishing high -,hool at
Liberty. His school at present has
an enrolment of 1.2. wi:h every pros
pect of an increase to I;o or more in
the very near future.
In a runaway near his house yes
terday afternoon a buggy of Mr.
Eduard Scholtz was seriously danm.
aged. Mr. Scholtz was standing be
side his buggy in front of his home
wvhen the horse took fright.
Tribute to Late Mr. Culbreath.
A writer in the Laurensville Herald'
pays the following tribute to the
memory of Mfr. James Y. Culbreath:
-In the death of Jame; Y. Cul
breath, Esq., wvhich occurred on the
3d instant, Newberry has lost one of
her very best citizens, a man of no-'
'ble and generous impulses. with a
mind bright and pure .and a heart as
tender and true as a woman's. Every
one, and they wvere many, who
knew him loved him, loved
him deeply, constantly. The mem
be'rs of the bar to which he
belonged were strongly attached to
him, and all classes. respected and
honored him, and Newberry mourns
the absence of the golden hearted
Culbreath and misses the ges.tle touch
of his hand, the sunshine of his
-smile, the warmth and inspiration of
his presence. Never yet lived a more!
genial and loyal man or more sincere!
anld faithful friend than James Y.
Culbreath. There was no uncharita-:
bleness in the heart of our departed
friend, nothing but love and good
wrill, and this unselfishness reached
out from the -depths of that great
heart and embraced all, to the hum-*
blest of his fellow-men. It w~as not
alone the high mental go'alities and
attainments of Mr. Culbreath. niot
alone his ability and power as a puh
lie speaker. that endeared him to. his
neighbors, companions. friends: bum
the secret of his universal popularity
was the love in his hear:, the love
that never died until death itself
sto"pped the beating pulsations anca
forever closed the eyes that looked
. - --1 1 ever jound in life
M US SHOOTING.
Dies as Result
John Rikard, Coi6fftt - Joe Sims
Of Wound Inflicted- 1
Tohn Rikard. colored. diede
cember 7 as a result of a gt'
wound inflicted by Joe Sims. C06"J'
during the progress of a negro part
at the house of George Sims, colored.
on the Werts place in No. ii Town
ship, on Sunday morning. November
2o. Sims has been lodged in the coun
It appears from the testimony tak
en at the inquest held by Magistrate
Suber that a number of negroes were
gathered at George Sims' house on
Saturday night. November 19. for a
party. which continued until an early
hour Sunday morning. At about 3
o'clock Sunday morning, it is stated,
Joe Sims walked out of the house
with a shotgun in his hands, and a
few moments later an explosion was
heard and John Rikard, who with
several companions was near a fire
which had been built in the yard,
was wounded. Nobody seems to have
heard any words. Sims, the negro
who did the shooting, later stated to
Magistrate Suber that he was work
ing with his gun, and that the shell
was exploded accidentally. Rikard
sent for Magistrate Suber about a
week after he was shot and stated:
"Boss. I believe Joe Sims shot me for
7he verdict at the inquest was that
Jno Rikard came to his death as the
result of a gunshot wound inflicted
at the hands of Joe Sims on Novem
ber 20. Sims was lodged in jail on
a warrant issued by Magistrate Suber.
It has been stated that during the
progress of the party at which Rikard
was shot there had been some gamb
ling previous to the shooting. Rikard
Nv.as given medical attention, Drs. Mc
Master and Dunn having charge of
Capital of $2,ooo-Will Do General
The Vhitmire Mercantile company
of WNhitnire has received a commis
sion from the secretary of state to
conduct a general merchandise busi
ness on a capital stock of $2,000.
Corporators are: WV. H. Rasor, Chas.
Tidmarsh and J. D. Tidmarsh.
Will Not Fill Appointments.
The Rev. W. B. Lindsay will not
ill his appointment at King's Creek
on WVednesday, nor will he be at
Unity on Thursday.
Mr. H. D. Ouzts, who lives on Mr. A.
J. S. Langford's place, in No. 6
township, killed ten hogs on last
Thursday, four of which netted, after
cleaning. 1,255 pounds. Mr. Ouzts
has the reputation of being one of
Newberry's best farmers.
Portrait of Dr. Holland.
Mrs. R. P. Holland has given to
Newberry college a splendid life-size
portrait of her' husband, Dr. George
W. Holland, who was president of
the institution at the time of his death
in 1895, and in whose honor the newv
building recently erected on the cam
pus was named. The work is ad
miirably done and is a most excellent
likeness. It is by the new process
known as palin-a combination of oil
and water colors-and was painted by
Maurice Mevnard, of New York, un
dcr the supervision of Col. Jno. H.
! W. The portrait will be hung
in the audi:orium of Holland hall.
The Methodist Conference.
The annual South Carolina confer
ne of the Methodist Episcopal
Clhurch. South. will convene in Dar
ltn n Wednesday. Bishop A. WV.
'sSOnl will preside. andl it is expected
that Bishops WX. WV. Duncan and A.
Coke Smith will be in attendance.
.\ost of the pastors of this city ana
c untyv and :hroughout the state left
yesterday for Darlington The session of
conference is. of course, always of
great importance. and its deliberations
are watched with great interest not
only by the Methodists, but by those
of other denominations. The Metho
dist churches in Newberry and in the
county have experienced a healthy
growth during the past year, and the
GRAND LODGE MASONS.
Hon. George S. Mower Represents
Amity Lodge at Meeting in
IrIhipful .\aster George S,.
lowe r. of: Amity lodge. A. F. I.,
itY. left yesterday afternoon for
Chaerton to attend the aiinual com
;nt- non of the grand lodge of
Mas.g of South Carolina, which
meets i ~ii9 city at high twelve to
One of the 11L6' important ques
tions to come up before the grand
lodge this year is that of physical re
quirements for membership. At the
meeting two years ago a resolution
was introduced to the effect that the
eligibility of any candidate. so far as
concerned his physical condition,
should be left to a committee consist
ing of the three highest officers of the
grand lodge, including the grand mas
ter. the grand deputy master and the
grand junior warden. This motion
came up for consideration last year
and was very freely discussed, being
finally killed, one of the reasons why
it did not pass, it has been stated, be
ing that it was not sufficiently definite
in its provisons. At the same meeting
at which this resolution failed another
resolution was introduced along the
same line, and being held over for a
year, according to the Masonic law,
will come up for consideration at the
meeting in Charleston next week.
This proposed change in the constitu
tion seeks to amend the present law
as to physical requirements for mem
bership in a number of particulars, be
ing specific in its provisions. The
substance of the present Masonic lan.
on this point is that an applicant must
be "as a man ought to be." South
Carolina is at present one of the strict
est states in this respect. The Ma
sonic ritual in a number of states in
the new jurisdiction, including a num
ber of western states it is stated, sim
ply requires, in regard to the eligibil
itv of any candidate for membership
so far as regards his physical condi
tion. that the applicant shall be phy
sically able to comply with the ritual
in every particular.
The M\endelssohn Quartette. . sup
ported by M%iss "Marguerite Smith,
the famous child impersonator. will
appear in the college lyceum course.
at the- auditorium, on the night of
December 14, at 8 p. m.
Of the quartette there is very little
to be said in praise and commenda
tion that has not already been said by
others. The press comments from
the whole of North America are
unanimous in their hearty laudation,
and the quartette is really one of the
finest high class musical organiza
tions in existence. Miss Smith is
evidently a wonderful lady. It is
said that the best art is that wvhich
best interprets nature, and the cli
max of nature is childhood itself.
The mimicry of children, which re
quires the most consummate hi's
trionic art, which when well-gortray
ed appeals to every audience and to
every individual, the interpretat;or.
of the wondeous and quaint thoughts
and quainter speeches of childhood
hese ar- the unique inventions of
Miss 5mith's wonderful genius.
The college campus has been
thoroughly lighted, and everything
a beintg done zo make the occasion a
About the Clinton Fire.
MIr. J. R. Watts. of Clinton, was in
Newberry last week and asked to
make a statemen: in regard to the
recent tire at Clinton. in which his
rother. MIr. J. WV. WVatts, who was
in charge of the Clinton Brokerage
ompany, lost his entire sto-ck of
goos. MIr. WVatts said the published
report that a fire had been made in
is brother's store .n the morning
of the lire was incorrect--that no fire
had been made in the store that
morning, and therefore the fire could
t have originated from the stove.
Nobody had been in the store that
morning, he said. As to the insur
ance, he stated there was only $I.500
insurance on the stock of goods,
while the total loss was between $4.-|
00 and $6,ooo. Mr. Watts' state
ments are cheerfully given publica
The only way to keep reform from
curdlin s not to use it.
A MISSIONARY RALLY.
Work of the Lutheran Women in
Their Forward Movement
the L.uth!erani Chuirch of thie Redeem
er. thi,; city. Thle rally was a part of
reat iion movemlt S ested
and pu: into operation by the ]adie!
of the United Synod of the Scuth,
whereby the sum of twenty thou;and
dollars is to be raised for missionary
purposes. each woman in the South
erin Luteran church being aske-l to
contribute one dollar.
It m. be of interest to note that
the idea and the movement were orig
inated in Newberry. It was taken iip
)v Irs. M. 0. J. Kreps. of Augusta.
Ga.. who, through the pages oi the
Lutheran Church Visitor, sent out a
call that went ringing throughout the
southland. inspiring the women of
other states to take up the work and
contribute to the cause.
It was the desire of the women of
South Carolina to contribute not less
than five thousand dol.lars to the work,
of raising twenty thousand dollars.
Mrs. J. A. B. Scherer. of Newberry;
Mrs. M. 0. J. Kreps. of Augusta; Mrs.
Kate Eargle. of Grenville: Miss
Greishaber, of Columbia: and Mrs.
Dinglehoef, of Prosperity, have been
engaged in the work of organization
for the past two weeks. and the rally
day on Sunday in this city was a part
of that movement.
By special invita:ion Dr. R. C. Hol
land. of Charlotte, N. C.. president of
the board of missions of the United
Synod of the South. was in Newberry
and preached two missionary sermons.
Dr. Holland is an earnest speaker, ana
his eloquent words did much toward
arousing living interest and enthus
iasm in the present movement. In the
morning Dr. Holland preached .a the
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer,
and in the evening the Aveleigh
Presbyterian church was used, by
courtesy of the pastor. Rev. J. L.
WVilliamson. for the reason that the
heating apparatus of the Lutheran
church was badly out of order. On
hoh occasions Dr. Holland addressea
A\t the evening service Miss Greis
haber. of Columbia. rendered a vocal
solo. Her voice is peculiarly sweet
in quality, and she sang with much
real feeling and expression.
To Make Returns.
Auditor Cromer will begin on Jan
uary 1 to take returns for the year
1905. In another column he gives
notice that he or an authorized agent
will be at the following named places,
on the dates mentioned:
Newberry-January 1 to 4.
Jolly Street-January 16.
Little Mountain-January 17.
St. Lukes-January 19.
Prosperity-January 20 and 21.
And at Newberry until February 20,
after which time a penalty of fifty per
cent. will be added against parties
failing to make returns. During the
time he is out in the county Auditor
Cromer's office will be open for the
purpose of taking returns here.
Letters remaining in the postoffice
at Newberry. S. C., for week endingI
December 10. 1904:
B-Ed. Boyd, Mliss. Sofey Boswell,
C-C. R. Cromer.
D-'\lrs. ILulla Durrv.
H-Irs. Jennie Hunter.
JA\. L. Jones, James Jones.
K-Channie King. WV. A. Koorn,
rs. Nancy Koon. Lora Kyzer.
M-C. C. McWhirter (2). Mliss
Sarah A. '\etts. J. F. Mobley.
N-M. E. Neil.
0-Mrs. Hattie Owens.
R-Miss Ellar Ruff.
S-Mrs. Jannie Saunders. Phil
Saunders. Calver Smith. WV. F. Sum
W-J. WV. Wright.
Too many women make the mistake
of trying to beat a gosip at her own
TO SELL COUNTRY PRODUCE.
Novel Entertainment by Baptist
Ladies-Old Fashioned Supper
On Thursday Evening.
Th,'.;-es Aid .ZoCie-,y of dhe
First Baptist church will have an en
tertainment in the store room form
erly occupied by Mr. R. C. Williams.
fbeginning on Thursday. December 15.
and continuing through Friday and
They expect to have all kinds of
ct)untry produce for sale as well as
fancy work and needle work of all
kinds: cakes and home made candy.
Their housekeeping friends will find
it :o their interest to come to these
On Timrsday crening they will
have an old fashioned' hot supper.
serving tarkey, 'possum. ham. salads.
macaroni pie. etc. On Friday even
ing they will serve oysters and a
sweet cou7se at the- popular prices.
Bloth evenings there will be a Christ
mas tree fo-r the children. Santa
Claus will be ready to wait on them at
There wilr be no admission fee
charged during the day; in the even
ings the smanl fee of ten cents will
be charged. but each person paying
::n adimission will be given a coupon
worth ten cents if presented in pay
ment for supper or in the purchase of
anything offered' for sale.
Their friends and the public are
asked to patronize them.
(Continued from Fifth Page.)
The Jolly Dozen. assisted by Mr J
A. Counts \vith his new g-raphophone,.
will give an entertainment in the
town hall on Friday evening at 7:30
A picture representation of "Mrs.
\Igs of the Cabbage Patch" will be
given. During th? reading of
sketches from this vell known book
at least fifteen tableaiN will be pre
sented. We are sure this will be a
delightful entertainment and well
worth the admission. -xiich i.-, to -nd
The proceeds will go to the Ly
Mr. John McCullough, who has
been in feeble health for some time.
departed this-life at his home near
Colony church on Sunday. December
i, and will be buried in the cemetery
there this (Monday) evening, at a
o'clock. He was aged about 83
ears. Mr. McCullough was an of
ficer in Colony for many years and
raised quite a large family. He
leaves a wife and g children and
many friends to mourn his departure.
The Rev. Mr. Pearcy was unanm
mously called by the congregation of
the Baptist church here to serve it
for another year. It is not yet de
finitely known whether or not Mr.
Pearcv will accept. He filled the pul
pit of Grace church on Sunday. by
invitation of the Rev. W. A. Lutz.
Mr. E. B. Cook, while returning
from Prosperity on Saturday even
ing, was thrown out of his wagon,
his team having become frightened
and unmanageable. Mr. Cook's
lower jaw was broken and he suffered
a fracture of the collar bone. It is
'arned that he is resting fairly well
THE GRIFFING BROTHERS CO.,
of Macclenny and Jacksonville.
Fla.. who have large orchards,
nurseries and truck farms in the
Northern, central and Southern part
of Florida are on the lookout for
some good, steady white farm
hands. votung men with fair educa
tion to wvork on their plantations
and learn the business. They- say
that the South Carolina boys they
have with them are so satisfactory
that they want more.
ARMOUR'S GUANO AND ACID,
for wheat and oats. Mosely Bros.
Grain Drills and Harrows Cheap.
J. WV. White, Newberry, S. C.
Franklin's New Restaurant-Every
thing fresh and first class. Square
real for 25 cents. Lunches 1o to 20
ents. Oyster stews 25 to 40 cents.
Lower Main street. Look for sign.