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The Movements of Many People,
Ne;vberrians and Those Who
Maj. L. W. C. Blalock, of Gold
ville, was in Newberry on Sunday.
Court Stenographer L. L. Motte
left last night for Columbia.
Solicitor Thos. S. Sease returned to
Columbia last night.
Miss Annie Pearl Wallace, of Kin
ards, visited in Newberry during the
past several days.
United States Marshall J. Duncan
Adams, of Charleston, was in New
berry for a few hours on Sunday.
Miss Louise Smith spent the past
several days in Newberry with rela
tives, having left yesterday for her
home in Norfolk, Va. Miss Smith
came to Newberry from Charleston.
where she has been on an extended
visit to friends.
Senator Cole. L. Blease and Repre
sentatives F. W. Higgins, J. W. Ear
hardt and J. M. Taylor came up from
Columbia and spent Sunday and
Monday in Newberry, the general as
sembly having adjourned from Satur
day until 12 o'clock today to permit
the members to spend February
salesday at home.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
Mr. 0. McR. Holmes made one
shipment of 575 bales of cotton to
Savannah, via the C., N. & L., last
week, for export.
At a me.eting of the county board
of control yesterday a petition of cit
izens of Little Mountain was receiv
ed, asking for a dispensary. No ac
tion has yet been taken.
Divine services will be held at SE.
Lukes Episcopal church next Sunday
at ii a. m. and at 7.30 p. m. All per
sons are cordially invited to attend.
COMMON PLEAS COURT.
Term Beginning February i3 Called
Off-Extra Term to be
It was decided yesterday to call off
the term of the common pleas court
for Newberry county, beginning Feb
ruary 13 and to hold an extra term of
this court. beginning on April 10.
This action was taken for the reason
that Senator Cole. L. Blease, of the
Newberry bar, and Mr. T. P. Coth
ran, of the Greenville bar, who are in
terested in a number of cases on the
docket. could not be present next
week on accour-t of their duties in
the general assembly now in session
In accordance with the action tak
ena, Clerk of Court John C. Goggans
issued the following announcement
to the jurors:
"It has been decided that no court
* will be held during the week begin
ning February 13, 1905. Notice is
therefore given, by order of Judge
R. C. Watts, that the jurors that have
been drawn for the week beginning
February 13 need not attend."
Almost Frozeni to Death.
During the heavy fall of sleet and
snow on Saturday night the police
K officers found a negro woman, Mary
Gray, leaning against the fence i~
front of Mr. J. Mike Counts' .re
dence, in Nance street, suffering from
the cold and in an unconscious condi
tion. The woman was taken to the
headquarters of the fire department
nearby and Dr. Van Smith was sum
moned and rendered medical assis
tance. It appeared to the physician
that the woman was also su.ffering
from the effects of alcoholism. The
case at first seemed well-nigh hope
less, but as the result of constant at
tention the woman recovered some
what from the effects of the cold and
alcohol and it was thought yesterday
afternoon that she would completely
Death of Mrs. Anna E. Crooks.
Mrs. Anna Eliza Crooks, widow of
the late J. A. Crooks, of the Broad
river section of this county, died at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. To
bin, in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday morn
ing at 5 o'clock.
THE COTTON ACREAGE.
Reduction of 25 Per Cent. in Newber
ry County Predicted-Call Is
sued For Organization.
As the reuilt of the agitation for a
reduction in the cotton acreage, fol
lowing the great slump in the market
caused by over-production last sea
son, it is confidently predicted that
there will be a reduction of at least
twenty-five per cent. in the acreage
in Newberry county this year. For
a number of years the cotton planters
have been urged to grow cotton only
as a money crop and to raise their
necessary supplies at home. The
present low price of cotton, the result
of over-production last season, has
forcibly driven home the arguments
in favor of the growing of cotton on
ly as a money crop and the raising
of all necessary supplies at home, and
the agitation for a reduction of acre
age this season has been general
throughout the south. Various meet
ings of the farmers have been held
and' organizations looking towards
a reduction of the acreage have been
perfected. At the recent convention
of cotton growers, held in New Or
leans, a call was issued for county
and state organizations, and in ac
cordance with that action, Richard
Singleton, vice-president for South
Carolina, and E. D. Smith, member
of the central executive committee,
have issued the following call for
township meetings throughout this
state on next Saturday to elect dele
gates to county conventions to be
held on the following Saturday, Feb
"By order of the New Orleans
cotton convention a meeting was
called for every township in *the state
to meet February ii, to organize and
elect two delegates to meet in con
vention at their ' respective court
houses on February 18. These coun
ly conventions are to organize and
elect not less than five nor more than
ten delegates to meet in state con
vention February 21.
"Vice-president for South Carolina.
"E. D. Smith,
"Member Central Ex. Com."
In accordance with the above call
Mr. R. T. C. Hunter has issued the
"The cotton growers of the various
townships of Newbex'ry county are
requested to meet in their respective
townships on next Siturday, Febru
ary 11, to organize and elect two
delegates to a county convention to
be held in the court house at New
berry on Saturday, February 18.
"R. T. C. Hunter."
Meeting ini No. g.
Mr. Hunter requests the farmers
of Township No. 9 'to meet at Pros
perity next Saturday at 2 o'clock in
the afternoon for the above stated
Meeting in No. 1o.
Mr. W. P. Counts requests the
farmers of No. 1o to meet at Slighs
on Saturday at 2 o'cr'ock.
Horrible Affair at Goldville.
John Atkinson was killed at Gold
yulle, Laurens county, on Saturday
night, by his son, John Atkinson, Jr.
Mr. Atchinson and his son were
both operatives of the Goldville M,an
ufacturing Co., and the affair occur
red at their home. The weapon used
was a shotgun. It appears from
what could be learned of the affair
that the son snot to protect his
mother, the father being drunk. The
young man went to Laurens and sur
rendered to the sheriff. The dead man
formerly lived in Newberry..
Newberry College Commencement.
The following distinguished speak
ers have been secured for the ap
proaching commencement of New
Rev. C. Armand Miller., pastor of
Holy Trinity church, New York city.
Vil dejin er the baccalaureate sermon
on.' Swa mi'inorning, June 11.
The a.idiress to the student body on
Sundr ve sening will be~ delivered by
the Rev. WVm. A. Snyder. of Wil
mington, N. C.
Congressman A. Frank Lever will
deliver the alumni address on Tues
(lay morning and Hon. John Sharp
Williams. of Mississippi. the minority;
leader in the national house of repre
sentatives. will deliver the literary ad
GENERAL SESSIONS COURT.
January Term for Newberry County
Convened Yesterday Morning,
Judge Watts Presiding.
The January term of the court of
general sessios for Newberry county
convened yesterday morning at 10
o'clock, Judge R. C. Watt. presiding.
Solicitor Thomas S. Sease and Ste
nographer L. L. .\lotte were present
at the opening of the court.
The term being the rst for the year
Judge Watts's charge to the grand
jury was both as to its general and its
specific duties. The grand jury is
composed as follows, the first six
having held over from last year, the
remaining twelve being new jurors:
J. L. Dickert, J. D. Quattlebaum, G.
J. Jones, J. A. Schroder, Willie B.
Kibler, J. Willie Cannon, C. M. Folk,
H. D. Whitaaker, J. S. Longshore, J.
Creighton Dominick, A. T. Wilson,
G. W. Sloan, W. H. Kibler, J. M.
Guin, A. A. Nates, R. C. Sligh, Geo.
P. Bedenbaugh, J. S. Dominick. Mr.
J. S. Dominick was chosen fore nan,
but was not present when court con
vened yesterday morning and Mr. G.
W. Sloan was appointed by the court
Charge to Grand Jury.
Several bills of indictment were
handed out by Solicitor Sease. Judge
Watts, in addressing the jury, said
that no matters had been called to his
attention requiring that they be
brought to the notice of the grand
jury, and his charge would be brief.
He congratulated Newberry county
upon the light docket. He clearly
explained to the jury its general du
ties, including the"consideration of all
bills of indictment, an examination
during 'the course of the year of all
county offices and county buildings
and institutions, and an examination
into the financial condition of the
conty. He advised the jury to pay
no attention to. any anonymous com
munications. "As a general rule,"
he said, "whenever anonymous com
munications are sent in, it is the re
sult of spite work." Judge Watts took
up each indictment separa:Eely and
explained the law.
The following true bills were re
turned by the grand jury yesterday
State vs. B. H. Amick, murder.
State vs. Arthur Wiggins and Pope
Reeder, assault and battery with in
tent to kill and carrying weapons.
State vs. Joe Sims, murder.
State vs. Hubert Morgan, Tildy
Morgan, Doot Morgan, and Ted
Morgan, assault and battery with in
tent to kill.
On motion of the solicitor, the ap
peal in the case against Bud Shears,
convicted at the October term, 1904,
of assault and battery of a high and
aggravated nature, was declared
abandoned, and it was ordered that a
bench warrant issue for the purpose
of enforcing sentence.
That trial of Hubert Morgan, Tildy
Morgan. Doot Morgan and Ted Mor
gan was entered upon yesterday
morning and by the time of the din
ner recess the case was given to the
jury. The defendants were charged
with having assaulted Mr. Ben H.
Cadwell, of the Long Lane section
of the county, during last week.
An account of the affair appeared
in The Herald and News of Friday.
Of the four Morgans one is an old
man, two are boys and one a woman.
The solicitor nol prossed the case
against the old man and a verdict of
guilty was returned against the two
boys and the woman. The woman
was sentedced to pay a fine of $1o or
to serve ten days and the two boys
were sentenced each to pay a fine of
$6o or to serve eight months.
All the other jury cases were con
tinued and the jurors dismissed yes
erday afternoon. Appeal cases were
then taken up and heard by Judge
Mr. George Eckford Carter an/
Miss Mary Fulmer were married on
Sunday morning at ii o'clock, the
Rev .J. H. Graves officiating. The
ceremony was promdat the home
i the bride's father. Mr. J. Gilliam
Fulmer. Mr. Carter is a son of Mr.
S. G. Carter. Both the young peopb
have mianv friends throughout the
ccunty who wish for them much hap
STATE ORATORICAL CONTEST
Newberry's Representative to be Se
lected on Wednesday--New
berry Sixth on Program.
The prelimiinary contest at New
herry college to select a representa
tive of the college to participate in
the approaching annual contest of the
State Intercollegiate Oratorical as
sociation, to be held in Greenwood
on April 28, will take place in the col
lege auditorium on Wednesday after
noon at 3 o'clock. In the preliminary
contest the Excelsior society will be
represented by Mr. J. T. Owen and
Mr. G. W. Harmon and the Phrena
kosmian society b3 Mr. R. W. Frick.
and Mr. E. H. Olney.
The executive committee of the
state association held a meeting in
Spartanburg last week, at whici
time the arrangements for the ap
proaching contest were perfected.
The meeting was attended by the fol
lowing committee, representing the
various colleges forming the associa
tion: W. D. Roberts, vice president
of the state association, and M. I
Connelly, of Wofford college; R. C
Butts, of Furman university; D. A.
Hill, of Clemson; J. H. Smith, of the
Presbyterian college of Soutch Caro
lina (Clinton); Mr. Young, of Ers
kine; W. P. Roof, Newberry college.
Mr. Roberts presided over the
meeting. Plans were discussed and
all preliminaries perfected; for the
coming contest at Greenwood. The.
judges were agreed upon and the
gentlement selected will be notified
The drawing of lots for place on
the programme resulted as follows:
It is stated that it is probable tha
both the Citadel and the South Car
lina college will associate themselver
with the organization, as each insti
tution has recently written a request
for by-laws and constittion. The
officers of the association are:
President-L. W. Courtenay, Fur
Vice President-W. D. Roberts.
Recording Secretary-A. J. Spear,
Treasurer-J. H. Clark, Presbycer
ian College of South Carolina.
Corresponding Secretary- C. T.
Secretary of Sealed Marks-J. C
A Heavy Sleet.
The heaviest sleet and snow New
berry has seen in several years fell
during the past several days, cover
ing the groundi to a depth of abouc
three inches. The fall began late Fri
day evening and coLtinued e. inte:
als until yesterd'ay mc rning. The
fall was heaviest perhaps Sunday af
ternoon and Saturday night. The
sow has been general throughout
the upper part of the state, and ex
te:ding down below Columbia. The
weather had moderated somewhat
yesterday, though it was still cold
and cloudy throughout the day.
Beth Eden Items.
This section is having some very
disagreeable weather. Sleet and snow
Mrs. H. H. Folk, who has been
quite sick for some time, is able to
be up. It is hoped she will steadily
improve in health.
Owing to the inclemency of the
weather Prof. W. K. Sligh did not
fill his appointment at Beth Eden
Mrs. Fannie Cofield's clothing
caught on- fire last night and her
hands were badly murned.
Mrs. J. Webb White and Master
William White left last Saturday for
their home in Blacksburg after
spending several weeks with her
mother. Mrs. L. A. Hawkins..
Death of Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson.
Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson. one of the
oldest ladies in the Kinards section.
and who was highly esteemied by
those whoY knewV her. (died several
days ago and was buried at Fairview
apt ist church. Shc was a life-long
and consistent member of Tabernacle
The Court Brought Many People to
Newberry, But Cold and the Snow
Kept Many Away.
\Wi1le vesterday was salesday and
also the first day of the general ses
sions court, the crowd in the city
was not as large as is usual on the
first Monday in February. many peo
ple being kept away by the snow
and the severe cold. The court
brought many people to Newberry
from various parts of the county.
however, and there was a fairly large
crowd in the city.
Only one sale was made by the
master as follows:
Martha M. Hipp and Richard H.
Hipp. executors, etc., against William
David Hatton et al., one tract cf 71
acres more or less, located on Broad
river, in Township No. ro, near Po
maria to W. C. Dominick, for $505.
A Miraculous Escape.
Kinards, Feb. 6.-While Rev. J. T.
Miller and Mr. J. H. Willingham
were returning from the funeral of
Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, ascending a
steep hill, the horse they were driv
ing choked, and fell headiong into a
deep ditch, reversing his position an'd
precipitating men and buggy into the
ditch, a distance of about io feet,
landing the buggy on top of the men.
There were n- damages save a few
scratches on the horse and one slight
break in the harness. The escape
The Rural Mail Routes.
Mr. C. G. Blease having tendered
his resignation as carrier on rural
free delivery route No. 4 and Mr.
James Goggans having resigned as
carrier o nroute No. 5, it is expected
that the appaointments 'o fill the va
can&cs by these resignations will
s3on be made by the postoffice de
p.rtment. Following is the list of
eligibles recently furnished the New
berry postoffice by 'he civil service
commission: W. H. Eddy, Jr., F. P.
Devore, J. Claude Dominick, Burr .
Leitzsey, John B. Smith, James G
Duncan, John D. Dawkins, Brooks
Hutchinso, Robert L. AbramE.,
Thomas I. Setzler, Geo. R. Gallman,
Albert M. Wicker, Wm. E. Felker,
Benjamin S. Boozer. Robert L. Lew
Low Rates via Southern Railway.
The Southern Railway gives belky
a few special low excursion rates to
the following points:
,To New Orleans, La., Mobile, Ak.,
and Pensacola, Fla. One first-clas
fare plus twenty-five cents for tSe
round trip from all coupon statioe.
Tickets on sale March i-6, limited to
March I I, 1905. May be extended .s
return March 25. Account Mardi
To Washington, D. C., on accouat
of Presidential inauguration. Por
civilians: Rate,one first-class fare plu~s
twenty-five cents for 'the round trip
from all coupon stations. For mili
tary companies and brass bands in
uniform accompanying them in par
ties of twenty or more on one ticket,
at one cent per mile plus arbitraries.
Tickets sold March 2-3, limited to
March 8, 19o5, but may be extended
to March 18.
Very low rates to other points now
The Southern Railway is the best
route to the above points. Operating
through Pullman and dining cars on
all through trains.
For full information apply to any
agent of the Soutchern Railway,. er
R. WV. Hunt,
Div. P. A., Charleston, S. C.
FOR SALE-Fine milch cow. Apply
to B. M. Havird, Silver Street.
MONEY TO LOAN-We negotiate
loans on improved farm lands at
seven per cent. interest on amounts
over one thousand dollars, and
eight per cent. interest on amounts
less than $1.o00. Long time and
cay payments. Hunt. Hunt &
FOR SALE--Three-fourths acre of
ad( owned by Reuben Boozer.
Bo:ded by lands Mrs. Franklin,
A\lfred and Geo. Wilson and Mrs.
M. P. Livingstone. First Monday
in Fcbruiary. Apply to Reuben
Boozer for particulars.