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R. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as second class matter.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY io, 1905
Elsewhere in this issue we publish
the report of the legislative investi
gating committee, calling special at
ention to the records in the secretary
of state's office, and the reply of Sec
retary of State Gantt to the commit
tee. The papers speak for them
Perhaps one of the most important
matters in the general assembly this
week was the passage by the house
of the Patterson bill to establish an
industrial school and reformatory for
The senate has passeL the ten-cir
cuit bill, with a number of amend
ments. and sent it back *to the house
for concurrence in the amendments.
There seems to be some doubt as to
whether or not the two houses will
agree on the bill, but both houses
have now expressed themselves as in
favor additional judicial circuits.
The movement for rebuilding the
O'Neall Street Methoiist church,
which was destroyed by fii e on Mon
day night, has already begun. The
Rev. Mr. Graves, the pastor, is an
earnest and energetic worker, and
we predict that a new building will
soon be erected on the ruins of the
There has been some suffering in
Newi;erry during the past several
days as a result of the severe cold
weather. The suffering has been re
lieved as far as possible.
There are many people in New
* berry just now willing to deny every
allegation contained in the phrase,
" the Sunny South."
An Exciting Occupation.
A Yorkshire nobleman insisted on
his head gardener taking on as an ap
prentice a young lad in whom his
lordshiD was interesred.
The fad was very lazy, and the gar
dener was not at all pleased at hav
ing such a youth thrust upon him.
Some time after, his lordship, walk
ing in the garden, came upon his gar
dener and said: "Well, John, how is
my young friend getting on with
"Oh, he's doin' fine," replied the
gardener, with a sarcastic grin. "He's
workin' away there at the very job
that suits him."
"I'm glad to know that." said his
lordship. "What may that be?"
"Chasing snails off the walks." was,
the cutting reply.
Just Like Pa.
Mother (policemanws wiie)-Willie.
I've been shouting for you this half
hour. How it is you are never here
when you are wanted?
Son-Well, mother, I suppose I
take after father.
Her Only Wish.
"You told me when we were mar
ried you would see that my every
wish was gratified," remarked the
bride of a few weeks.
"Well ?" replied the husband very
"Well, I wish I was single again."
Carload of big, ripe, yellow E
at the Southern Freight Depot
be sold to everybody at from 50
-OUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
tems of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the State.
The members of the bar of Char
.ston have united on Mr. R. W.
-lemminger for one of the new
udgeships. should the ten-circuit
Six negro children were burned to
(eath in a cabin on the property of
the Oketee club, in Beaufort county,
r-bout 30 mile from Savannah on Sun
Kay night. The parents had gone to
Edgar P. Mitchell, a young white
man, of Williston. was arrested at
Barnwell for forgery, and obtaining
goods under false pretenses. Upon
him were found sundry express mon
ev orders, filled out to various par
ties. purporting to be signed by the
Polk Odom shot and killed Hous
t*:n H. Hembree on Tuesday near
Holly Springs in Spartanburg county.
From what was gathered at -The cor
oner's inquest it appears that the wife
of Thos. Hembree. son of the deceas
cd, left home. and Thomas and a
brother and the father were out 'n
quest of the woman. Some of the
party had shotguns. They called at
Odom's house, he being a neighbor.
Houston Hembree inquired if the wo
man was ~there and received a nega
tive answer. He started away and a
few minutes after Odom fired, the
bullet of his rifle pentrating the right
thigh of Houston Hembree.
It is reported from Washington
that in the light of the definite prom
ise made by the president to Repre
sentative Aiken -Ehat he would select
a man within the new proposed judi
cial district for the judgeship in case
the bill becomes a law. E . F. Coch
ran of Anderson looms up as the
probable choice of the president. Al
though a republican, it is claimed he
has he endorsement of porminent
(emocrats as far as his ability and in
tegrity goes and has for some time
Fatisfactorily discharged the duties
( r assistant di;trict atto..;-y. The
position of the president is that he
r:ants to get a good republican for
the office, provided one of the proper
(ualifications can be found within the
(<'strict. If the right man is not
nailable he will not hesitate to se
lct a leading democrat wvho has the
s.1pport of the bar of the district.
Just One Thing.
A gentleman was walking with his
youngest son at the close of the clay.
ad in passing the cottage of a Ger
man laborer the boy's attention was
atracted to the dog. It was only a
common cur, but the boy took a fancy
to him and asked his parent to buy
*the animal for him.
Just then the owner of the dog
came .home and was demonstratively
met by the dog. The gentleman said
to the owner:
"My little boy has taken a fancy to
your dog and I should like -to buy
him. What do you ask for him?"
"I can't sell dat dog," said the Ger
"Look here," said the gentleman,
"that is a poor dog, but as my boy
wants him I will give you a sovereign
"Yaas." said the German. I knows
h: is verry poor dog, an.d not vort
ieh : but der ish von leetle ding mit
dat dog I can't sell. I can't mell de
vag of his tail yen I come home at
Askingto--Quite a clever girl.
Sapsmith-Clever? Why, she has
brains enough for 'two!
Askington-Marry her, old fellow!
Marry her, as quick as you can!
Elsie--Danpa, are you my muv
Grandpa-No, dear; I'm her papa.
Elsie-Den w'y don't you send her
to bed wifout any supper sometimes?
nanas to be sold from a car
n Friday and Saturday. Will
nts to 70 cents per bnch.
5IG VALUES Al
A. C. JONES'!
We are closing out about
thirty dozen Men's Colored
Shirts that were one dollar each
at 50c. These are great values
and you should make your se
lection before the sizes are
broken. See them in our win
dows. We have quite a num
ber of lines that we are going
to close at very low prices.
Several Hundred Pairs of
Men's, Women's and Chil
dren's Shoes that the .sizes are
brok -n that we are offering at
less than it cost to manufacture
New Shoes and Rubbers just
received and more Shoes com
Several special things in
Hats selected this week.
Left for New York.
Our Mr. A. C. Jones left
Tuesday evening for New York,
and while there will buy the
newest things of the season for
Come and see us often. We
wiH save you money on all of
the purchases you have to
make irl our line.
A. C. Jones.
Newberry, S. C., 9 Feb., '05.
THE NEW FURNITURE STORE
IS Qo01% to UllNrs8ll Tlll All.
No matter with whom you have been
trading, no matter how good an opinion
you may have formed of their methods
and prices. I persist that I can give
y u better values and save you more
money than the "other fellow.'' Get
my prices and marvelous values and
compare for yourself. It is my inten
tion to endcavor by all fair and honor
able means to make every customer a
permanent one, and to do this 1 realize
tat I must give them goods that will
stand test. examination and comparison.
I know that the best advertisement
one can have is a well satisfied cus
tomer. Below I will give you an idea
of what I carry:
Iron Beds, Dressers, Extension Ta
bes' Chairs, Lounges, Safes, Hall
Racks, Trunks, Clocks, Centre Tai-les,
Springs, Mattresses, Cradles, Ham
mocks, stoves, Machines, Wash Pots,
Smoothing Irons, Lace Curtains, Bed
Spreads, Shades, Curtain Poles, Bowles
and Pitchers, Pictures, Rugs, Lamps,
Matting, Carpeting, Tin Ware, Crock
ery, etc., etc.
Now if you are in need of any of the
above names articles come right along
and buy them from the store where
everything is fresh and clean--right
fromi the factory-no old stock here.
Come and see me even though you
'B J.WATTS & GO.,
Williams' Old Stand.
An epidemic of scarlet fever, which
is raging at Cogninan, near Aberyst
wyth, Wales, owes much of its viru
Icence to the spirit of fatalism which
prevails among the Welsh.
Thc people believe that if they are
fated to catch 'the fever no precau
tions will save them from it. and that,
on the other hand, they can come in
contact with it with impuni-ty if it is
not their fate to be infected.
This spirit of fatalism is shown by
the Welsh custom of holding "wylno
sa," or prayer meetings, at the
house of a dead person.
The friends of the dead crowd into
the house and remain for an hour or
two regardless of the cause of death.
At the end of the service they
march in procession around the coffin
to+take a last look.
Are you entirely
Corset you are now
a W. B. made which
you are small, larg
We carry many shal
Front, Princess Hi
1. Short Models.
127. Batiste Girdl<
87. Batiste 9-in<
115. Batiste short %
654. Contelle sho
929. Straight fron
918. Straight fron
917. Straight frori
Let us fit you in \N
THE COMERCIAL. BANK,
lCapital $50,000 00
JNO. M. KINARD, Pres.
Z.F WRIGHT, Cashier.
Dr. R. M. Kennedy,
Newberry, - - S. C.
.4OVER NATIONAL BANK.
When the Bundle Comes Back
V.'ITH EVERY PIECE, PURE,
SWEET, SPOTLESS, WHITE,
VELL WASHED, NICELY
STARCHED, NEATLY IRONED
A\ND NOTHING TORN.
You Are Well Pleased.
THAT'S JUST THE KIND OF
The Newberry SteamtLaundry Co.
CAN'T WE CALL FOR YOUR
BUNDLE AND DELIVER IT
Ahhough ministers of religion and
members of public bodies have utter
:dl vehement protests, the custom of
he "wylnosau" continues to flourish.
and in more than one instance it has
een proved to be edirectly responsi
ble for the spread of the infection.
satisfied with the
wearing? There is
will fit you whether
e, slender or stout.
>es in stock, Straight
p, Short Waist and
: for small figures.
:h model for small
rt waist model.
t for stout figures.
t Princess hip.
This bank has enjoyed a continual
growth from the time it first opened
its doors for business. Hence we be
lieve the people appreciate us. We
are now better prepared than ever to
serve the public. While our past suc
cess has been gratifying, we desire to
make the coming year of 1905 show a|
more substantial increase than ever.
We receive deposits from $i oo and
upwards and on savings accounts pay
FOUR PER CENT INTEREST
C). B. MAYER, Vice-Pres.
J. Y. McFALL, Asst. Cashr.
For Sale by
C. H. CAN NON.
We have a very
pretty line of
and will be glad
to have you call
and see them.