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DESTROYED BY FIRE.
O'Neall Street Methodist Church
Burned-Work for a New Build
ing Already Begun.
The O'Neall Street Methodist
church, in WVest Ell(d, was totally de
stroyed by fire on Monday night.
The building was erected at a Cost it
S2,5oo, and the value of the furniture
which it contained. and which was
destroyed with the building. iS esti
mated at between S;oo and $700.
The fire was discovered in the
basement of the church at about 9.30
o'clock. The alarm was immediately
turned in and the department re
sponded promptly and made a hard
fight to save the property. but the
structure being of wood, the flames
had made considerable headway by
the time the department reached the
scene and could not be got under
The origin of the fire remains a
mystery. As stated, it was discov
ered in the basement. There had
been no fire in the building since
Sunday afternoon, at the Sunday
The building was a modern church
structure, having been erected only
a few years ago. Of -the total cost of
the building the Newberry Cotton
mill contributed $500, the remainder
being borne by the members of the
congregation and tht people of New
berry. The present pastor is the
Rev. J. H. Graves.
The pastor has already gone to
work for a new building and it is
hoped that a part of the ma-erial for
its erection wil4be on the ground
in about two ''ks. An active can
vass is now being made among the
members for the money necessary to
rebuild. The insurance on the build
ing which was destroyed was carried
by the Mill Mutual Company of Bos
Services on Sunday.
The services of the O'Neall Street
congrega~tion on next Sunday will be
held as follows: At ii a. m.. in the
banquet hall of the graded school
building; at 3 p. in.. Sunday School
in the Baptist church.
The EpworEh League and Prayer
Meeting will meet on Tuesdays and
Thursdays in the banquet hall of the
school building, at 7.30 p. M.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
The Rev. J. J. Long. of Pomaria,
was in Newberry yesterday.
WV. H. Eddy, Jr., has been appoint
ed to succeed Cannon G. Blease as
mail carrier on Route No. 4.
The house has passed the measure
to increase the salary of the supervi
sor of New'berry county from $750
The services at the Mayer Memor
ial will be held at 3 o'clock next Sun
day afternoon, instead of at 11 o'clock
in the morning.
Messrs. WV. H. Shelley and G. B.
Summer have bought the interest of
M. -R M. Dean. deceased. The firm
of Shelley and Summer will continue
their business at the same old stand.
. Mr. E. Cavenaugh left yesterday
afternoon for Wilmington. where he
has accepted a position with the At
lantic Coast Line. Mr. Cavenaugh's
family will go to WVilmington later.
In the general sessions court this
week Judge Watts decided against
the defendants in the case of the
three men from the Mollohon mill
who refused to be vaccinated, and
the case wvill go to the supreme court.
The various township meetings
throughout the county will be held
tomorrow to elect delegates to the
conviction which meets in Newberry
on Saturday of next week to discuss
the matter of a reduction in the cot
At the preliminary contest held in
the college auditorium on W.ednes
day afternoon Mr. R. WV. Frick, of
the Phrenakosmian society. was
chosen to represent Newberry col
lege in the state intercollegiate con
tes to be held in Greenwood on Aprii
28. Mr. E. H. Olnev was chosen al
Alice-Herbert says he is a self
Kitty-How he must suffer from
NEWBERRY FROZEN HARD.
The Severest Weather During a
Number of Years Past-Much
With ground, houses and trees
covered with a thick coating of ice
avd a freezing rain falling at fre
qu-ent intervals. Newberry for the
J a:t ew days has cxperieniced the
severest weather during several years
past. While the weather had nioder
ated somewhat yesterday, the sky
(uring the whole day was overcast
with leaden clouds, and there was
everv indication of a continuation of
the freeze during today. Every tele
plhne and telegraph line leading out
of the city was out of commission
yesterday, and except through the
mails, which were necessarily delay
ed on account of wire troubles, there
asno communication with the out
side w(rld. Telephone communica
tion within the city limits continued.
though there was considerable wire
: the city, many of the poles
having broken. Manager Spearman
of the Southern Bell Telephone Com
pany, estimated yesterday, that about
three weeks would be required to get
the lines in the city in perfect working
The freeze following the sleet and
snow which began falling on last Fri
day, has caused much suffering
among the poorer classes in the city.
and a number of people have applied
at city council chambers for wood
and provisions. The city has ex
tended such help as it was able to
give, and on Wednesday subscrip
tions for a charity fund were taken,
-ibout $20 being raised. This amount
had not been entirely expended yes
terday, though several needy appli
cants had been supplied with the nec
essaries of life. Even with the mon
ey in hand, considerable difficulty
was experienced in securing wood.
the roads being in such condition
that it is impossible to haul any
wood from the county to Newberry.
Tn addition to the aid rendered by the
city authorities, many private par
ties have extended aid to the unfor
tunate during the severe weather.
Most of those who applied to the city
officers for help were negroes, the
majority of them old negro women.
and some pitiful tales of poverty and
suffering were recounted. It is on
very rare occasions that the city of
Newberry is called upon for relief
by the poverty-stricken, but the
weather during the past wveek has
been the severest Newberry has
known during many years.
Yesterday only those whom busi
ness forced outside were on the
streets. When Newberry awoke yes
terday morning the ground and
everything exposed to the weather
were covered with a solid clok of ice,
and great icicles protuded from
every tree and roof. For those woh
could stay indoors and viewv the scene
through frosted windows it was a
very pretty sight. but the eves of
tho se who were called away from their
firesidles fiilled with unwilling tears
as they recalled the good old days in
the good old summer time that pass
ed several months ago. At about
noon when the weather had moder
:Ued somewhat. many of the huge
icicles seemed to become disgusted
with themselves and the world in
genera! and, having shed copious
tears. r.'leased their hold and drop
ad--the most of them, is seemed.
striking the heads of pedestrains who
were brave enough to venture to wvalk
along the streets. It was still cold,
very cold, however, when the shad
ows fell yesterday evening, and there
wvas every indication of another
freeze last night.
On Wednesday night many of the
electric light wires were broken and a
great deal of trouble was experienced
with the lights, it being found nec
essary to cut off the circuit for the
arc lightscduring the night and to cut off
the circuit for the incandescent lights
before daylight on Thursday. Every
effort was made yesterday to repair
the lines, though several wires were
still dlown yesterday afternoon. It
wa thought. hewever. that it would
possible to opera.te the circuit for the
incandscenit lights last night.
The freeze has been general
throughout the state, and has inter
fered with business and with traffic,
as a matter of course. All the rail
road wires being out of commission
GRAND JURY PRESENTMENT.
Repairs to Jail and Jail Yard Recom
mended-No Special Court De
sired Unless Unavoidable.
Following is the final presenrment
.f the grand jury, made (luring the
i crm of the general sessi-ns court for
Newberry. hlcid this week:
State ,rf S,wuth Carolina. County of
Newhcrry-Court of General Ses
ionl. February 7, 1905.
To his Honor Juoge R. C. Watts:
t. The grand jury beg to report
that they have considered and acted
upon all bills of indictment handed to
them by the solicitor and have hand
ed them into court.
. We recommend that no special
term of court be held in this county
for the year 1905 unless absolutely
3. We recommend the payment of
the costs in the investigacion of the
management of the county chaingang
in i9o4-to be paid by the county
board of commissioners.
4. We find the the report of *the
grand jury of 1904 has been ignored
by our former supervisor in regard to
repairs to jail and jail yard, and rec
ommend that our present supervisor
make the needed repairs at once.
5. We report that *he bridge be
tween M. J. Longshore's and Little
river, on Mudlic creek, is impassa
ble, and we recommend its immediate
repair, and also a bridge over Page's
creek in No. 7 township betEween J.
S. Dominick's and the Brick house,
also Dominick's bridge on Campson's
creek in No. 9 towship needs repair
ing, and we recommend it be done at
6. We recommend that our dispen
sarymen carry out the law in regard
to the sale of liquor.
7. Proper committeeshavebeen ap
pointed for the inspection of the
county home, chaingang, roads and
bridges, county offices, etc., and will
be reported upon at our next meet
8. The inspection of the bonds of
all county officers has been made,
and we find hem good and sufficient.
9. We desire that our clerk be al
lowed the usual fee.
J. S. Dominick,
THE WOMAN'S CLUB.
Meeting for Election of Officers on
Next Saturday-Attractive Pro
gramme for Anniversary.
On account of the bad weather, the
meeting of the Woman's Club, which
was to have been held yesterday af
trnoon, was postponed until Satur
day afternoon, at 4 o'clock, when the
club will meet with Mrs. M. L. Spear
man. A ftull attendance of the mem
brs is dlesiredl at this meeting, as
basuess of importance, including the
election of officers, will be transact
ec1. The annual dlues are expected to
be paid at this meetitng.
An attractive programme is being
arranged for the celebration of the
fourth anniversary of the cluib, on
the evening of February 13. at the
home of the president. Mrs. S. B.
J ones. The occasion will be a Russo
Japanese night. with Polish music.
The club is this year studying Bay
viewv course on Russia and Japan. and.
hence the Russo-Japanese evening.
At the home of the bride's father,
M~r. Paul Werts, February 9. 1905.
Mr. Eddie Graham and Miss Maggie
Werts. Rev. J. J. Long offciating.
Mr. Jno. Lucas and Miss Corne
ia Alewine were married at the par
sonage of the Bethlehem partora'e,
January .26. 1905, Rev. J. J. Long ofni
necessarily delaped. The cotunty
roads being impassable, it was al
most an impossibility for a county
seat to transact any LEsmess with
the surroundinig country. The ice
king reigned supreme, and his grip
was of iron. Considerable suffering
:among the poorer classes has been
rerrtedl from nearly every part o:
Death of Mr. J. C . Cook-Nar
row Escape From Fire
'rosperity. February o.--The S. S.
[irge Co.. was duly chartered by the
:aie on February 6. They are ready
-iw t(, do aiv and all kinds of busi
neSS and will sell goods "just as
cli-ap as never was.
'Jr. .\ N. Cro;zon has the agency
htr r. t h ic laundry that made Laur
':r scribe spent part of Tuesday
and \Vedn-sday in Columbia and we
supp1:ue that the legislatlre being in
session there has made it so hot (giv
ing mut hot air for the dear people
at home) that they have no ice and
Sleet, snow and ice! This tells the
story for the past week.
Freezing,. shivering and burning
shoes is the order of the day.
Mr. D. M. Bedenbaugh had a nar
row escape from a very heavy loss
by fire on Monday. Fire was dis
covered in one of the closets and by
dint of hard work it was put out
with small loss.
Mr. J. C. Cook, who has been in
feeble health for some time was bur
ied in Mt. Pilgrim cemetery on
Thursday. He was in his 82d year.
He was quite active for many years
and was superintendent of the Sun
day School and an officer in Mt. Pil
grim church. He was 'truly a servant
of the Master. He was a faithful sol
dier of the Confederacy and when its
star went down at Appomattax Mr.
Cook returned to his home and be
gan to do what he could to rebuild
South Carolina. He was married in
1865 or 1866 to Miss Lizzie Sheeley,
daughter of Adam Sheely. He leaves
a large family and many relatives and
friends to mourn his departure. We
hope to be able to give a fuller ac
count of his service to his country
in a future letter.
Mr. J. C. Schumpert has returned
from a visit to his brother, Mr. J. E.
Schumpert, of Vadalia, Ga., and oth
er relatives in Atlanta.
Miss Eugenia Summer was visiting
friends in town the past week.
Mrs. Geo. W. Summer, of New
berry, visited Mrs. J. L. Schumpert
the past week.
Mr. Berley Kibl, and bride, of
Charleston. WV. Va., are visiting his
sister. Mrs. A. A. Singley.
Miss Corrie McWaters has return
ed to her home in Atlanta.
The telephone and telegraph lines
are broken in many places and wve
learn that communication by wire
has been cut off.
Miss Ethel Paysinger, after a very
pleasant visit, has returned home.
Mr. F. R. Fellers spent Sunday
with his parents in town, returning
to Newberry on Monday.
Mr. Arthur Counts after two weeks
-shut-in" existence, is out again.
Mrs. C. E. Seward arrived in he
city yesterday and is at the home of
Mrs. H. S. Boozer. Mr. Stewart's
Mr. J. P. Bowers. after a few days
of "roomatiz." is able to be about
All our other news items are froz
en. Just as soon as they thaw out
we wvill forward them.
For week ending Jan. 14. 1905
1--Mr. Tawny Brown. L. WV. Boyd
Mrs. Anhia L. Burton.
C-Willie Cain. John Caldwell.
Norah Cromer, Miss Essie Counts.
Ruben Conner. Miss Tempie Curry.
D--Mrs. Emalie Davis.
E-J. R. Edwards, John J. Eargle,
Miss Bell Eison.
G-Andie Gadson, Anna Gilliam.
H-Geo. H amilton.
M--Mrs. Maggie McCrackin, WNil
lie Miles. Rev. A. A. Moore.
S-Miss Clara Satier. Master Clar
ence Smith. J. WN. Smith.
T-Miss Maggie Thomas. Robert
Tand. Dr. WN. E. Tryant.I
I rene WVilliam.
Just Like a Woman.
" :idea!"' exclaimed the wife.
\\'h, if I did that no one wouli
At "The Poplars.
Although the weather was any
thing but the ideal for an afernoon re
ception the reception given by Miss
Anita Davidson on Monday after
was one of the brightest and prettiest
of the season.
Tle home *Tlie Poplars" was
eamtifu iv with the decorations of
primroses and carnations, the
cl1r '.,cheme being pink and green.
"riro . the rower of tle month,
.A rc cloiSpicnous; in the decora
ThF reception hail was in green
:lrapcrics. ferns and lights. The par
atw: attractive in pink and green
A profusion of pink hearts festooned
the walls, and with its tall vases of
pink carnations, pO. of primroses,
and pink lights the room was srik
The guests were greeted by Miss
Bert. Davidson and Miss Hill, and
.\liss Hill, and were served chocolate
in the hall by Miss Davidson and
Miss Verna Lane.
The hostess, charmingly attired in
ro;e satin foulard, received her
guests in the parlor. assisted by Miss
Gilder and Miss Ida Langford.
During the first hour the guests
were requested to guess the number
of petals of a large Paul Neyron
rose. Miss Hill was the successful
guesser and received as a prize a
pretty green box of bon bons. The
petals were then drawn by the guests,
each petal having written on it, a
At the second hour "Hearts" was
the contest, heart-shaped booklets
with questions to be answered with
"hearts." Miss Clara Langford and
Miss Evelyn Wright tied, and the
hostess drew Miss Langford as the
winner of an unique heart-shaped.
memorandum tablet of rose celluloid,
with sterling mountings.
The refreshments consisted of,
first, chicken salad, heart-shaped
sandwiches, -pickles and crackers, and
then, black fruit cake and Maraschino
and strawberry gelatine with whip
ped cream, served in sherbert glasses.
The guests were then served with
coffee from a table with a handsome
Battenberg cover, with feathery
plumosus ferns and carnations as
Among those invited were: Misses
Katelou and Bann Neel Harriette
McIver Leavell. Laura Bowman,
Neville Pope, Helen Mower, Thyra
Schumpert, Lillian Jamieson, Lucia
Dean, Evelyn Wright, Sara Pope,
Fannie Mae and Gertrude Carwile,
Bess and Mildred Simmons, Fannie
and Lucy McCaughrin, Lois and
Maud Fant, Lalla and Bernice Mar
tin, Maude and Clara Langford,
Douschka and Moriat Martin, Mrytie
and Bess Schumpert, Nina and Bess
Carlisle, and Mesdames P. E. Scott
and C. D. Weeks.
The Oldest Church.
The oldest Christian church in *che
world is at Rome. Not far from the
great church of St. Maria Magglore,
in a street bearing the same name, is
the much smaller church of St. Puen
tiana, which tradition as well as the I
opinion of archaeological experts de
cares to be the most ancient of the
christian edifices of Rome.
About the middle of the first cen
rrv a certain Roman senator named
Pudens had a house on this spot. He
wa a christian convert and it is. said
a distant relative of Paul, the apos
t!e. who lodged with him from A. D.
41 1') 30 and converted his two
daughters, Praxedes and Pudentiana.
For the religious uses of himself and
guests he built a small chapel in this
house, and when he die2d in 96 and his
wife a year later his daughter added
a baptistery, the plans for which
were drawn by Pius, 'the then bishop
f Rome. In course of time a "hurch
was erected on the site of the origi
nal house of Pudens and consecrated
by the bishop in 1o8 or 145
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w\ithout experience. Established
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6,.. ?ceveland, Ohio.
MONEY TO LOAN-We negotiate
loans on improved farm lands at
.::. i:::..crc:K :,n amounts
over one thoniaand dollars. an~d
:ess than: 1,OOO. Long time and
easy payments. Hnnt, Hunt &.