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. ULL, ISDITOR.
Entered at the postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as second class matter.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1905
The Land Frauds.
The picture of the venerable sena
tor from Oregon explaining and de
nouncing with tearful eyes and be
tween his sobs the charges brought
against him, made an affecting scene
in the senate chamber on Tuesday.
The investigation of the charge upon
which Senator Mitchell and Repre
sentative Hermann have been indict
ed, made in connection with the re
cent administration of lands in Ore
gon, Idaho and California, have creat
ed public interest, and it is antici
pated by some conservative journals
that a scandal "beside which the pos
tal frauds~ will seem like the work of
petty-larceny theives" will be the re
sult of the action taken in the mat
ter. The disposition is to push the
inquiries to the end, no matter whith
er they miy lead or whom they impli
cate in the alleged frauds. In speak
ing of the events led up to this action,
the Boston Transcript says:
"What is now in progress is but
another stage of a series of inquiries
which have had results in a number
of arrests, in several indictments, and
some convictions. For more than a
year past the government has been
active in the prosecution of a ring
of 'operators' who by various fradu
lent methods thought they has suc
ceeded in gathering to themselves
considerable sections of the public
domain mainly in the PaLific North
west. Their operations were engin
eered from several points contempor
arneously. They had their represen
tatives or agents in New York, in
Wash igton, in Oregon, and in Cali
fornia, and, of course their accom
plices, -without aid they could have
-done little toward carrying 'out their
schemes, were dishonest officials.
*"Some of these officials have been
indicted and others have been con
victed, but the suggestion of despat
chies from Oregon is that the great
patrons, the real bosses, are 'higher
up.' *The. hope is natural that the in
quiry-will climb to the highest points
of vantage on which the great bene
ficiaries are secret promoters of these
frauds have relied for safety."
Whether the principals in this par
ticular case are adjudged guilty or
not, it is certain the fact that the gov
ernment is willing to strike even at
the highest officials when ground is
found for such -ction, will have a
most salutary and quieting influence
on the politicians who are engaged
in these left-handed deals.
r ITIELNS MdEETING.
The undersigned, feeling the im
portance of guarding the interests
of the Newberry Graded schools,
and feeling that no mistakes should
be made in any alteration or amend
ment in our school charter, call upon
the citizens of said school district to
assemble in the opera house Friday,
January 20th, at 4 p. in., to consider
the change proposed by our represen
tatives in the general assembly in
said school law.
M. A. Carlisle
Jno. M. Kinard
T. J. McCrary
Edw. R. Hipp
A. T. Browvn
T. C. Pool
0. B. Mayer
-Geo. B. Cromner
R. Y Leavell
J. WV. Chapman
. E. Summer
E. M. Evans
J. M. Kibler
Judge J. M. Crosson Tells of the Old
Village as Seen Across the
Stretch of Years.
Houston, Texas, Dec, I 1904.
To the past go more dead faces,
As the loved leave vacant places,
Everywhere the sad eyes meet us,
In the evening's dark they greet us,
And to come to them entreat us,
You are growing old, they tell us,
You are more alone, they tell us,
Old places changing fret us,
The living more forget us,
There are fewer to regret us
But the truer life draws nigher
And its morning star climbs higher
Earth's hold on us grows slighter,
And the heavy burden lighter,
And the dawn immortal brighter,
A. D. 1831, seen across the stretch
of 73 years, the old village with its
small circle of well-known families
was a delightful place. Sadness
comes o'er us as we think of how
long ago things happened. Whilst
before the great revival of 1831 they
could not have been counted a relig
ious people, yet they were a proud,
self-contained, brave, generous, ten
der and moral people and the condi
tions of life were pleasant. The men
were true hearted and sensible; the
women were lovely full of grace and
purity of character. Ah, the years
back of us are full of voices, voices
eloquent and pathetic.
"Therefore of all the pictures
"That hang on memory's wall,
"The one of old Newberry
"Seemest the best of all."
A. D. 1832, 'Tis a bright, sunny Sab
bath morn; day of mercy, peace and
"Hail light serene! Hail sacred Sab
A soothing calm on every breeze is
Yes, like the kiss of maiden love, the
breeze is sweet and bland.
"A flock of merry singing birds were
sporting in the grove.
"Some were warbling cherrily, and
some were making love."
A restful peace like a balmy atmos
phere breathes over the lovely vil
lage. Hark! the deep-toned bell sol
emnly breaks the silence. 'Tis the
bell of the pioneer church (the Bap
tist church.) 'It comes *'er me like
the sweet south wind, that breathes
on a abnk of violets, stealing and
giving odor. The ~good old people,
the smiling maidens, and the gallant
young men are seen crowding the
streets on their way to the church,
for in those days every one attend
ed church service. The building of
the church was the result of +he great
revival of 1831: this revival had a
marked influence on th.i religious
thcught of the village. The meetings
were in Halcyon Grove. Carwile
says of them, "there was no violent
exhibiting of excitement." There was
a warm, loving atmosphere pervad
ing the community-no spasmodic
exhibition as is found sometimes at
revivals. The emotions. however,
were deeply stirred. The christian
religion is love, and this emotion was
manifested by an all-absorbing iove
of God with its coroallary, love to
Cnapman and Carwile give an in
teestmng acceunt of this church and
revival, and :arwile names the ori
ginal members, together with those
that joined immediately thereafter.
What a splendid body of pious intel
lectual folk, whose characters were il
lumined by all Christian virtues il
lustrated in their lives.
Not being able in this letter to
mention all, we will take two men
and two women as examples (.f all
S Carwile, "par nob.!- (rtru, "(de
:ed to each (:hel,a. ny present
ani devout. Tr'sv. a religiouis dog
s ays present with Mr. C(rwGe, re
cimig Con the~ p::BWt Step- when a
wange preacl:.r appeared Tirusty de
ceded to the floor sat on his
It is our desire to make 1905
the banner year for this Bank.
With this object in view we
extend you an invitati. n to be
come one of our many new
customers, assuring you of un
failing courtesy and liberal
accomm o d a t i o n
Begin the year right and
open an account in our
In which Interest is al
lowed at 4 per cent. per
Dividends Pi 11, $23,5oo.oo
THE COMMERCIAL BANK
OF NEWBERRY, S. C.
JNO. M. KINARD, President.
O.'B. MAYER, V-President.
Z. F. WRIGHT, Cashier.
J. Y. McFALL, Ass't Cashier.
UNDER NEW IANAGEEN1
We are now Equipped
IF OUR WORK IS NOT EN
TIRELY SATISFACTORY W1
WILL BE GLAD TO RELAUN
DRY FREE OF CHARGE.
Best Mineral As
C. H. CANNON,
ear C., N. & L. Depot
OTICE OF FINAL SETTLE
MENT AND DISCHARG.E
Notice is hereby given that the onf
ersigned will on the tenth aay o
ebruary, 195 in the Probate Court
ake a final settlement in the estat,
f Augustus Boyce, deceased am
~vill immediately thereafter apply fo
.etters Dismissory as Administra
tor of said Estate.
All parties having claims agains
h: said Estate wvill present sam
uly attested, to the undersigned o
his Attorneys, Sease and Dominick
n or before the ninth day of Febru
Tony Boyce, Administrator.
ewberry, S. C., Jan. 19, 1905.
Every person, firm, company 0
orporation engaged in any trade
usness or profession within the lim
s of the Town of Newberry is here
y notified that lincenses for the yea:
1905 are now due and payable. Fo:
ailure to comply with Lincense Or
dinance by the 15th of Februar>
next the penalty will be attached an(
all delinquent names will be turnet
over to the police.
By order of the Town Council o
ewberry. S. C.
Geo. B. Cromner.
Thos. 0. Stewvart.
C. & T. T. C. N.
The nm who is in; business thal
corsiders 2oo per cent. profit legiti
mate is the one who wails loudes1
bot extortionate fares.
Goods to be
We will place on sale next we
January 23d at nine o'clock, anc
evening the 25th.
FIVE THOUSAND (
worth of choice mern
Shoes, Hats, Pan1
At our regular low marked ca:
This will make these goods cost
$1.00 Shoes will cost you 50c.
$1.50 shoes will cost you 75
$2.00 Shoes will cost you
.$2.50 Shoes will cost
$3.00 Shoes will
- $4.00 Sh(
Pants and Hats and other iterr
:ude in this sale at the same
farmers who haven't sold their c
at half its value. We have got t<
termined to unload at a great sac)
advertised can be seen in our
stock of Shoes, Hats, Pants, U
we will continue to sell at our re
ess 25 per cent. No such sale
and not likely to take place again
r exchanged durir g this sale. I
arly and get the choice of wha
riends about us.
Open Until 9.30 at Nig
At Ewart-Pifer Co.'s Old S
Newberry, S. C., January 19,
ek beginning Mondaythorning,
l continuing until Wednesday
$5,000) DOL LA RS
s and Clothing.
sh prices less 50 per cent.
you just one-half their value.
cost you $1.50.
will cost you $1.75.
es will cost you $2.00.
Shoes will cost you $2.50.
is that we may decide to in
discount. We feel like the
otton and are forced to sell it
>o many goods and have de
rifice. Samples of the goods
windows. The balance of our
nderwear and Winter Gloves
gular marked low cash prices
has taken place in Newberry,
soon. No goods taken back
Everything spot cash. Come
.t we have to offer. Tell your
;ht Durins this Sale.
stand Under Newberry Hotel.