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The Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Miss Lillie Griffin is visiting friends
in Charlotte, N. C.
Col. George Johnstone was in Co
lumbia yesterday on business.
Rev. G. A. Wright was in Columbia
Mrs. L. V. Walker, of Columbia, is
visiting friends in this city.
Miss Larnius of York, Penn., will
be the guest of .Miss Sara Spearman
at her country home next week.
Miss Maude Langford leaves to
morrow afternoon to be the guest of
Miss Sara Spearman.
Mr. R. E. Taylor, of Columbia,
Ohio, who has been the guest of Miss
Maude Langford, will leave tomor
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
Mrs. Margaret Bynum and family
iave moved into the house formerly
occupied by Mr. B. M. Dennis, and
Mr. Dennis has moved into his own
A. C. Jones will begin on Monday
Morning a one-half price sale, at
which five thousand dollars worth of
choice goods will be sacrificed. Shoes,
hats, pants, and clothing, all will go.
Samples of the goods may be seen in
the windows of the establishment.
It has been decided by Coach
Howard Holland and the students of
the college that they will give a min
strel show at a date not far in the
future, for the purpose of raising
funds for the baseball expenses of the
spring. Thlere is considerable talent
among the students, and, with a lit
the outside aid which they have been
already promised, they will be able to
put before the public a very credita
The twelfth annual session of the
South Carolina annual bar associa
tion is now being held in Columbia.
Many lawyers of thLe state are already
in'the city, and with the local mem
bers and others who will go to Co
lumbia today, they will have one of
the largest meeting of the kind ever
held in Columbia. Col. George John
atore Dr. Geo. B. Cromer, Col. Geo.
S. Mower, F. L. Bynum, A. H. Booth,
and oithers of the Newberry bar are
For Selling Whiskey.
Mr. R. P. Casey was tried in the
rmayor's court, before a jury. on Tues
day morning, on the charge of violat
ing an ordinance of the town of New
berry selling whiskey. The def en
-dant was represented by counselb
and the plea of former acquittal for
~same offense was first entered, after
#which .the plea of not guilty was
Orie man, a friend of Casey's tes
tified that he had procured a quart of.
~vhiskey from defendant on Christ
mas eve, and had paid him for it.
Counsel for defendant argued that
this was merely a transaction of
friendly accomodation, but the jury
found Casey guilty, and the minimum
*fine, ten dollars. was imposed.
The case was worked up by Consta
ble T. B. Perry.
Mrs. Sligh in Charleston.
A meeting of the executive board
of the South aCrolina Federation of
- Women's clubs was held Th-ursda3
in Charleston. The officere were en
. tertained in private homes whilei
Mrs. Wilbur K. Sligh. of Newber
ry, president of the state federation,
Miss Mary Waterhouse of Beaufort.
chairman of civics and forestry of the
tates federation, and Miss Varien
- Brown of Anderson, treasurer were
the guests of Misses Louisa and Mary
Poppenheim. Mrs. Moore, of Colum
bia, corresponding secretary. and
Mvs. L. T. Nichols of Chester second
vice president, were entertained by
Mrs. Julius B. Visonska.
Rev. W. E. Entzmingler.
Rev. W. E. Entzmingler, a Baptist
missionary of long experience, will
preach in the First Baptist church, on
Sunday morning, at eleven o'clock.
Rev. Mr. Entzmingler has been a
missionary in Brazil for the past
fourteen years. and his talk will be
of great interest to all who are in
terste in foreign missions.
Regular Monthly Meeting Held This
Week- Many New Books Add
ed to The Collection.
Th- regular monthly meeting o
the Library association took plac(
Monda-y afternoon, but owing to a
mistake in having it announced in the
papers the number present was not
very large. The president spoke abou
the careless way some of th-e books
are being treated and asked that bet
ter care be taken of them in the fu
Among the new books added in the
last few month are:
Ladder of Swords, In the Bshops
Carriage, The Madness of Philip, The
Belle of Bowling Green, Beverly of
Graustark, The Last Hope, Huldah,
God's Good Man, Japan Today, Four
Prnces, Cherries Child, Doris Far
rand's Vocation, A Summer Hym
nal, The Little Vanities of Mrs.
Whittaker, The Transgressions of
Andrew Vane, He That Eateth, Bread
With Me, Graustark, The Challan
ers, Love Story of Abner Stone, Olive
Latham, Woman Errant, Ulysesse,
The Sandhiller, Kentucky Cardinal
Af.ermath, Night with Alexander,
The Rose of Old St. Louis, The
Crossng, Love Finds the Way, Prod
igal Son, Lady of the North, Mrs.
Muhlback's Historical Novels, The
Recollections and Letters of Lee.
Death of a Child.
Died on Tuesday morning, January
17, the little child, aged fifteen
months, of M'r. and Mrs. F. J. Rus
sell. The funeral services were held
on Wednesday, Rev. S. H. Zimmer
A Busy Day.
Mmnaugh believes in advertising,
for he sees and enjoys the results.
Th'e sales on Wednesday were so
great that his force of ten clerks was
inadequate to meet the demand upon
them. The sales continued on Thurs
day, in spite of the rain.
0ad.ies tid Society.
The Ladies Aid society of the
Lutheran church will meet with Mrs.
0. L. Schumpert, next Tuesday after
noon. The last meting was largely
attended and the following officers
were elected, Mrs. J. C. Goggans,
president; Mrs. S. JI Derrick, secre
tary; Mrs. John Summer, treasurer.
Captured in Saluda.
On last Monday Deputy Duncan
Johnson went to Saluda and brought
back with him John Brooks, color
ed wanted in Newberry for breach- of
trust. Some kind of a settlement was
made, and the negro was subsequent
ly given his liberty.
Breach of Contract.
:Will Young, colored, was captured
in Laurens, on WVednesday, by Depu
ty Duncan Johnson. The negro was
wanted here for breach of contract.
Little Mountain R. F. D.
The postmaster at Newberry has
received orders to hold an examina
tion for a rider for the rural free de
livery route recently established at
Little Mountain. This examination
will be held on Saturday at ten a. m.
A Citizens' Meetng.
On WVednesday several representa
tives citizens of Newberry met to
gether and drew up a notice calling
anon1 the citizens of the school dis
trict to assemble in the opera house
n Friday, January 20, today, to con
sider the changes proposed by New
berry's representatives in the genaral
assembly, in the school law. A bill
has been introduced to amend and
ater th.e charter of the Newberry
graded school, and it is for the con
sideration of this matter that the
meeting is called.
Mr. James F. Glenn, of Newberry,
was operated upon at thie Columbia
hopsital on Tuesday night, by Dr.
LeGrand Guerry. It was erroneously
reported that the operation was for
appendicitis. It was for the purpose
of removing an abcess, and during the
operation it was necessary to remove
three ribs. The patient stood the
strain of the operation remarkably
well for a man of his advanced years,
and, when last heard from, was rest
Mr. Glenn is one of Newberry's
odest citizens, being seventy-two
The Ffiteen Remaining Arc Lights
Will Be Placed at Once-The
Payment of Lincenses.
A meeting of the town council of
N--wberry was held, in the counc!]
chamber, on Wednesday night.
The points at which the fifteen re
maining arc lights were to be hung,
were selected, and Superintendent
Boyd directed to put them up at once.
The work of hauling polls and mak
ing ready to hang the lamps began
yesterday. One will be placed at the
knitting mill, on the southern edge
of town, one will be placed at the
O'Neall Street church, and the others
will be distributed at equally neces
The matter of the payment of li
censes was also brought up, and the
clerk was directed to notify the pub
lic that all licenses must be paid on
or before the fifteenth day of Febru
Other routine business was trans
Mower and Bynum were elected
city attorneys, at this same meeting.
County Treasurer Epps Makes Good
County Treasurer J. L. Epps an
nounces that total collections for the
month ending January 15th, 1905, to
be $53,597. This amount compares
very favorably indeed with that of
last year's collection at the same time
when the collection was $52,711.17.
It is estimated that about 80 per
cent. of the general taxes have been
paid, and about 48 per cent. of the
The collection in detail is as fol
States taxes .. .... .. .. ..$18,102.01
Ordinary taxes .. .. .. .. 10,86.22
Special county taxes .. .. i,8o.i8
Three mill graded schools 1,297.72
Railroad bonds ........ 4,457.5c.
Three mill const. school 4,487.34
Special school purposes 4,487.3,.
Poll Tax .. .. .. .... .. ,624.oc
Commutation ..9...... g6.oo
Total ........ $53,596.1
Subscription German Given by
Young Men of Newberry.
On Tuesday night a delightful
dance was given by the young men of
the town. The graceful figures of
the germa.n were led by Mr. G. F.
W'earn, and Mr. W. C. Sch-ench with
Miss Neville Pope.
These present wer-::
Miss Bessie Gilder. wvith Mr. C. P.
Miss Maud Fant, with Mr. WV. B.
Miss Maud Langford, with Mr. L.
Miss Sara Lanius, of York, Penn.,
with Mr. Robert Mayes.
Miss Ethel Bowers, with M. J. T.
Miss Bessie Schumpert, with Mr.
F. R. Fellers.
Miss Bessie Simmons. with- Mr. WV.
A. Jamieson. Jr.
Miss Mildred Simmons, with Mr.
E. H. Olney.
Miss Camille Evans, with M. K.
Miss Lucia Dean, with Mr. T. Q.
Miss Thyra Schumpert, with Mr. R.
Miss Neville Pope, with Mr. W. C.
Other gentlemen present were:
Messrs. G. F. Weran, H. T.-- Ren
wick, Bushnell Bowers, Pope Buford,
Dr. J. G. McMaster Messrs. Roy
Jones, H. W. Dominic. J. WV. Rob
ertson., J. S. Langford.
Among the chaperones were: Mr.
and Mrs. A. T. Brown, Mr. and Mrs.
R. E. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. P. E.
Luther League Society.
The Luther League of the Church
of the Redeemer will have a social
meeting at the parsonage tonight.
All who are interested in the league
are invited to be present, and a spec
il invitation is extended to Lutheran
young people in Newvberry, who are
not members of the Church of the
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daughter, Mrs. F. E. Schumpert, this
The citizens met in the city hall on
Wednesday night and elected an ex
ecutive committee to provide rules, tt.
govern the town primary to be held
on Feb. 7th. The committee, Messrs.
J. F. Browne, H. P. Wicker and J. L.
Wise held their meeting and adopted
the rules governing the prmary of
last year. In case it is necessary th.
second election will be held on Fel
14th. We suppose an active campaigr
will now begin for the office. We
expect to see a lively campaign. Let
the candidates announce themselves
and give the boys a chance.
A few days ago one of our citizens
brought a nugget of gold into the
drug store and asked the druggist
to weigh it. It weighed 6 dwt, and.
upon inquiring it was .learned that
Mr. R. P. Dominick had picked it up
on his place near town. The nugget
was practically pure as it could be
hammered. Th'ere have been some
searching parties and one enthuiastic
traveling man got a pick and a pan
and went forth to find an El Dorado.
If he found anything he did not tell
it. Mr. Dominick has not divulged
the spot where he picked up the nug
get. Look out Mr. Editor. Prosper
ityq may yet be noted for its gold
mines. We trust that there may be
many thousands found.
Mr. E. M. Cook who was so badly
hurt by his team running away is
able to be out again much to his de
light and the pleasure of his friends.
The Jolly Dozen will give one of
theis jolliest entertainments at the
city hall next Friday niglt. This is
an occasion when th'ey do not want
their number to be 12 but large mul
tiplies of that number, say 10. Their
program is a fine one and will con
sist of quartettes, duets, solos, reci
tations etc. Some of the best musical
talent of the town will take part as
well as the best reciters. Don't fail
to attend this gala occasion on Fri
The charge to see this jolly event is
only io cents if you are only 14 years
old or under. If you are over 14 you
are expected to pay 15 cents, and it
would be cheap at twice the price.
And speaking of that, would it not be
the thing for the young man to pay
twice 15 cents and then take his best
girl wvith him.
Students Geo. Harmon and John
Pat Wise of Newberry college are
at home sick.
Miss Lallage Wheeler is visiting
friends in Pomaria.
Mr. A. G. Wise has gone west for
another lot of mules and horses.
Quite a number of the members of
Prosperity lodge A. F. M. aLtended
the funeral of J. J. Mayer who was
a member of this lodge.
Mr. Geo. B. Aull of Pomaria wvas in
town Monday. He is as genial and
wholesouled as ever.
Miss Inez Connelly, aged 14 years.
was laid to rest in Zion cemetery last
Friday, by her pastor Rev. J. K. Mc
Rev. Mr. McCain also buried the
present week. Miss Amanda Bishop,
at New Hope cemetery. She was 84
years old. She was in h'er usual
health but heart failure int.erevened
and she dropped dead at the home of
Mr. Jno. Wickers. She leaevs a
brother and sister to mourn her de
p artu re.
Mr. Jacob B. Fellers is reported to
be mproving some.
Mr. Copeland,of Clinton, was in
town the past week.
Mr. James Setzler, of Pomaria, wa'
in Prosperity on Monday on business
for the Setzler company.
The recital of Ander Reuher com
pany was very much appreciated here.
The singing of the Holy City was
fne and was enjoyed by all present.
Don't forget Bingham, the humorist,
is the next number on the list, and
be sure to be there.
Mr. A. H. Kohn, who recently,
bought out Mr. S. S. Birge, will or
-an:e: a smeck company to be known
as the S. S. Birge company. Mr.
Khn will be president and general
maaer. Mr. S. S. Birge will bt
vice pres;ident, and Iart Kuhn will be
secretary. The company will handle
a general !ine of merchandise anri will
do business atr the same stand of S. S.
,irge. They will be pleased to have
their friends and customers call to see
T here haben several bales of
cotton sold here this week price 6 7-8.
The movement of cotton from this
point is preresented by the following
Via the Southern 1720 bales.
Via the C., N. and L. 2877 bales.
Making a grand total of 4600 bales
up to Jan. ist, i9o5. There has been
very little of the staple sold here since
the decline. Our farmers are talking
less acres and less fertilizers. We
hope to see the acreage reduce 25 per
cent. Let the farmers demand that
the fertilizer manufacturers shall take
pay in cotton and then fix the price
they will give for the fertilizers, say
300 pounds middling lint cotton for
a ton of high grade guano and 154
pound for a ton of acid. Let the man
ufacturers carry part of the load. The
farmers can dictate terms if they will.
They have had the price of their com
modity, cotton, fixed for them so long
that they should profit by the lesson
and do some dictating. Demand that
they shall allow you a certain price
per pound for your cotton and then
say how many pounds shall go for
a ton of each grade. What say you
gentlemen? It's up to you.
The Bank of Prosperity has paid its
usual 3 per cent semi-annual divident.
The Peoples National bank has de
clared a 2' per cent semi-annual divi
dend and set aside a nice amount to
surplus and undivided profits.
We can only hope that the dividend
paying enterprises will be largely in
creased in the near future and that all
who put their money in them may be
come coupon clippers to a very satis
Bad.Negro in Newberry County.
To Edif&'"f the Herald and News:
About z8 months ago in an adjoin
ing county there was an attempt to
commit a dastardly outrage. The
facts in the case are about like this.
About sundown a negro drove up to
the home where a young lady teach
er was boarding with a message that
the young lady's moth (who lived
at the county seat) was dingerously
sick and had sent him, the negro, for
her. Under the excitement and wor
ry no one took a second thought.
After hurried preparation she left for
the death bed, as she thought, of her
mother. The young lady had not
been gone long before it occurred to
her friends that it was not well for
her to travel so far and at night with
a negro, and two of her friends start
ed after them. They were overtaken
a few miles on the way and were fol
lowed by th'e gentlemen. When
nearing the county seat, distant a
mile, the negro jumped out of the
buggy and ran into the woods. The
party continued the journey to the
young lady's home and to their as
tonishment they found the young
lady's mother in good health and- had
not seint 'for her? daughter, nor did
she know anything about the negro.
He was hunted and - found, and, as
was nothing criminal in h-is act, hej
was given a good whipping and made
to leave the county. He afterwards
told what he had intended to do, but
was fustrated by the parties overtak
ling tiNm. So a worse fate than death
was averted for th. young lady, a
fate too terrible to contemplate. We
are reliably informed that this same
negro is now in this county in the~
employ !of ofte of our most success
ful farnurs. The writer is requested
to wvritet this th-at our citizens may
know that such a demon is in their -
midst and to be on the lookout. The
sheriff of his home county says his
name is Henry Milling, but he goes
by another name in this county.
Should anyone desire to know more
about him and where h'e lives can
fidd ont by writing box 1oo1, Pros
perity, S. C., enclosing stamps for a
reply. Verbum Dot.
FOR. SALE-Land cheap. 18 3-.
acres in half mile of Saluda C. H.,
good investment. Apply to E. L. G.
Herald and New's office.
NOTICE-Hereafter the Farmeus
Oil mill will gin only on Friday. J.
H. Wicker, Manager.
M DNEY TO LOAN--We negotiate
loans on improved farm lands at
seven per cent. interest on amounts
over one thousand dollars. an'
eich: l'-r cent. in:er'st on amoun
less than $1,ooo. Long time a
':asy p ayments. Hunt, Hunt