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R. H. AULL, F.DITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as second class matter.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3.
You should not send money away
from home for anything you can buy
at home. When you spend your mon
ey at home you have some chance of
getting some of ic back some day, but
when you send it off it is gone so far
as you are concerned.-Anderson
The Press and Banner buys what
ever it needs in Abbeville, but from a
more selfish standpoint than the hope
of getting some of it back. We think
our buying is more satisfactory in Ab
beville than elsewhere. The merchants
in Abbeville treat their neighbors bet
ter than strangers in other cities are
treated and the prices are better, -chan
can be had of strangers in a strange
city.-Abbeville Press and Banner.
Both the Anderson Mail and the
Abbeville Press and Banner have ad
vanced excellent reasons why Ander
son people should spend their money
in Anderson, why Abbeville people
should spend their money in Abbe
ville, and why Newberry people
should spend their money in New
-berry. The way to build up a -cown
is for its citizens to pull together, and
one of the. most effective ways of
pulling together is to buy everything
possible at home.
The Charlotte Observer says *hat
"since ~receiving Governor Varda
man's telegram of congratulation,
Governor Terrell, of Georgia, prob
ably regrets that he refused the Ma
con negro military company permis
sion to take part in President Roose
velt's inauguration." A -celegram of
congratulation from Governor Var
daman would make one regret having
done almost anything.
Says the Orangeburg Patriot:
"So 'little curly-headed Johnnie'
McLaurin turned up as an all-wool
-and-a-yard-wide cotton farmer at the
Cotton IFarmers Convention in Texas,.
Like the ubiquitous and irrepressi
ble flea is Johnnie-you may not know
just where,.he is doing business nor
how lonigi:he may stay in one place,
but you may rest assured that you can
fnd him sticking somewhere on tche
And why shouldn't Mr. McLaurin
attend a cotton farmers' convention
in Texas if~ he wants to? We were of
those who* held that Mr. McLaurin
was not true to his party, to say the
least, during his service in the United
States. But he is out of politics now,
and we really don't see that it is any
body's- business except Mr. Mc
Laurin's if he wants to attend a cotton
THE STORY OF CROZIER.
It Is Recounted in Savannah by the
Rev. Monroe J. Epting, Former
ly of Newberry.
In a recenlt issue of the Savannah
Morning News appears an interesting
interview with the Rev. Monroe J.
Epting, formerly of Newberry, and
now pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran
Chuirch,,in, yaannah, in which: Mr.
Eptring tella the 'story of the heroic
self-sacrifice of Calvirn Crozier, a
monument- to. whose memory now
stands in Rosemont Cemetery, this
city. The interview was called forth
by Mr. Thomas Dixon's statemenit
that his latest novel, "The Clansman,"
was based upon the incident of
Crozier's :trtagie -death at the hands of
negro soldiers~ in Newberry, in 1865
Following is the article referred to in
the Savannah Morning.News:., .
"The story ofrthe noble self-sacri
lice of Calvin Crozier," said Rev. M.
JT Enting aetAor of St. Paul's Lnth
eran church. vester av. "deserves to
he widely known and is of especial
interest to Savannahians. inasmuch
as the man whom he saved was the
father of Rev. A. J. Bowers. the pre
decessor of Dr. V. C. Schaeffer- as
pastur of the Lutheran Church of the
The story of Crozier has been
brought to recent notice by the state
ment made by Mr. Thomas Dixon,
the author, that it was this incident
'which furnished him the basis for his
new story, "The Clansman."' An ac
count of his statement of the affair
appeared in The Morning News yes
terday. Rev. Mr. Epting, who lived
for a number of years at Newberry, is
well acquainted with the facts, and in
discussing the incident yesterday said,
among other things:
"Calvin Crozier was a Confederate
soldier from Texas, and not from
North Carolina, as was stated. For
some reason he was delayed in his re
turn to Texas and reached Newberry
on Sept. 8. 1865,. some time after the
cessation of hostilities. Under his
care was a party of ladies. and the
party decided to spend the night in
a box car.
"Late in the night some colored
troops, a part, I believe, of the Thirty
third United States regiment. under
the command of Col. Trowbridge. in
truded themselves into the car and
began making themselves very un
pleasant. One of them finally put his
arm about the neck of one of the la
dies, and instantly Mr. Crozier sprang
at him and ordered him to desist.
"The negro leered at him and again
made an attempt to throw his arms
about the young lady. Instantly
Crozier struck at him with a small
pocket-knife, the only weapon at his
command, and slashed him badly.
The negro ran screaming from the cat
and reported the matter to -he other
negroes in his regiment.
"Shortly afterwards the negroes in
great numbers returned to the car for
the purpose of securing revenge. Not
knowing Mr. Crozier, they seized
upon Mr. Jacob S. Bowers. -Ehe father
I of Rev. A. J. Bowers, and, despite his
protests of in. cence, were prepar
ing to execute him.
"Mr. Crozier learned of the state
of affairs and at once went out and
informed the negroes that he was the
man who had done the cuting. Mr.
Bowers was at once turned loose and
the hero was led into an adjacent
grove and shot down, without even
the formality of a drumhead court
martial. His body was thrown into
a shallow grave, dirt thrown over it,
and then the negro murderers danced
upon the little mound.
"The annals state that Col. Trow
bridge, the white officer in command
of the negroes, refused to interfere in
the lynching and that he afterwards
stated that he took upon himself the
entire responsibility for the affair.
One officer went to Croeier, after he
was bound, and begged him to say
that he was not the mar, To this the
brave fellow replied, 'Loose me, and
I'll show you whether I am the man
"There were few white men in the
country at that time." continued Mr.
Epting, "and nothing could be done
o save the life of this heroic defender
of womanhood. Later the citizens of
Newberry removed his body to Rose
mont cemetery, the city burial ground,
and over his grave have erect'ed a
white marble s" aft on which is record
ed the facts concerning this hero's
"On The site of the grove where this
lynching took place now stands a
large cotton mill. It is but a short
distance from the railway station, and
to this day it is pointed to as marking
the death place of a true soldier and
a brave man.
"The first story of the tragedy that
I recall was written by Dr. E. B. Setz
ler, now dean of thie English course
at Newberry 'cdn4ege. Dr. Setzler
was then a post-graduate student at
the University of Virginia,. and his
story captured the first prize in the
contest in which it was entered. I
still have amon-g my files of The Sty
lus that story, and shall always keep
it because of the incident with which
i is associated."
"Really," said Mrs: ' Oldcastle,
"your, little dinner last night was
"Oh, dear," her hostess groaned,
"I just knew that new cook would
It is our desire to make 1905
the banner year for this Bank.
With this object in view we
extend you an invitation 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
Semi - annually
Dividends Paid, $23,500.00
THE COMMERCL BANK
OF NEWBERRY, S. C.
JNO. M. KINARD, President.
0. B. MAY ER, V-President.
Z. F. WRIGHT, Cashier.
J. Y. McFALL, Ass't Cashier.
In accordance with a commission
issued to the undersigned as corpo
rators by the Secretary of State
books of subscription to the capital
stock of the S. S. Birge Company will
be opened at the office of S. S. Birge,
Prosperity. S. C.. on Wednesday,
I February 1. 1905, at 12 o'clock.
A. H. Kohn,
S. S. Birge,
A. Hart Kohn,
Great Clearance Sale!
Our semi-annual clearance sale,
in which was included Shoes and
Clothing at half price, and other
goods at a great sacrifice, has been
the talk of the town and county for
the past week. We have given
the people more goods and better
goods for the money than they
have ever bought in Newberry, and
while it has lost us money, we have
reduced our stock and will be in
position to get a bran new line for
spring, and have the best values
for them we have ever shown in a
One Word With Our Customers.
We told you we were going to
offer you at least five thousand
dollars worth of our stock at twenty
five and fifty per cent. discount.
We have carried out our promise to
the letter, and you have enjoyed
the benefit of it. -We now tell you
that we expect to give you as much
or more for your money the coming
spring than you will get anywhere
else, and you can rely upon this
just as implicitly as you did on my
promise to give yon goods at half
price during our clearance sale and
we want, your business for 1905.
The best things in all the line
are to be found at our store.
Banister Fine Shoes and the
American Gentleman, American
Lady, Country Club.
Security School Shoes, made by
Hamilton Brown & Co.
Stetson Hats, Manhattan Shirts,
Regent Shirts, are among our
specialties. Then we have a large
line of Neckwear, Underwear,
Heavy Gloves, .. Handkerchiefs,
Umbrellas, Hand -Bags, Valises,
and ..other -desirable ,fuzrnishing
goods of the best-makes."
We still have some broken lots
of Shoes that we will 'close at half
price, and other anlicles that we
will sell at a sacrifice in order to
reduce stock. Come. and see us
A. C. JONES,
At Ewart Pifer Co.'s old stand,.un
der Newberry Hotel.
Feb. 2, 1905
I Are you entirely satisfied with the
Corset you are now wearing? There is
a W. B. made which will fit you whether
you are small, large, slender or stout.
We carry many shapes in stock, Straight
Front, Princess Hip, Short Waist and
127. Batiste Girdle for small figures.
87. Batiste 9-inch model for small
115. Batiste short waist model.
654. Contelle short waist model.
929. Straight front for stout figures.'
918. Straight front Princess hip.
917. Straight front Princess hip.
Let us fit you in W. B.
GROGERIES AT COST!
FOR TEN DAYS ONLY
We mean busines'and you must
be convineed of the fact.
We take this method of inviting customers to
the cheapest grocery house in the city of New
berry. If you are tired of the same old things
from the same old grocer, at the same old high
prices, then let these values be a formal intro
duction for you to call and inspect our line of
Beginning Wednesday Morning, January 25,
Continuing 10 Days Only We Will Sell
Best fancy pat. flour every barra Genuine Laguayra coffee (green)
guaranteed at $6.40 per barrel. sold everywhere for 25 cents and 35
Best 2nd pat. four at $5-9o per cents per l t uto e t1
IGood 2nd pat. flour at $5.75 per A good green coffee worth 15 cents
barrel. -at II cents.
Best new crop Georgia cane syrup The best ri<:e worth 8 1-3 and 10
39 cents per gallon. -cents at 4 lbs for 25 cents.
Best genuine muskavado molasses -Ago iesl t5cnsol
39 cents per gallon.2lb*t acutmr t7lsfo
A good molasses sold the world
over for 40 cents our price 29 cents Bet3conrinswthxcns
per gallon. a oga hyTs t4b o
A good 35 cents molasses for this cns
sale 2o cents per gallon. 00lsbtfulcem wiF
Best standard granulated sugar 15gaate.Buht tasciie
lbs per $r1.66.jbbr oudlket uyte
Coffee by the wholesale. All our te ot 0cnsprl nyi
coffees are reduced to the lowest pos- cns
sible price. Arbucles coffee .15 cents
per lb. A good choicie parched coffee Stn rdkrseoi 4cit
at ii cents pe lb. aln nyglos to a customer. sfra
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