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The Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Mr.'G. Frank Wearn spent Sunday
in N ewberry.
Sheriff !. -. P>2ford went to Co.
lumbia yc-trvay afternoon.
Bishu:ille. spent Sunday with h!is
family in Newberry.
Misses l1er' n . Verner. Piat:e and
.le f; the engrossing 1departme%2nt
of the general aSsc:nby. en Sj)c1. n
day in Newberry with Mrs. E
Clerk of Court John C. Goggans
was called to Mt. Willing. in Saluda
county. yesterday morning, on ac
count of the serious illness of his
brother, Mr. Jeremiah Goggans. and
the death of his brother's wife Mrs.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
February 15 is the last day for tak
ing out city licenses.
The Newberry German club will
give a dance in the Armory on Fri
Newberry has had a siege of mis
erable weather and last night there
was no improvement in sight.
A regular business meeting of the
Bachelor Maids will be held in the li
brary rooms this afternoon at 4.50
The bad weather has been especial
Iv severe on the the rural free deliv
ery carriers, but while they have
been working under great difficulties
they have been faithful to duty and
the mails have been delivered on time
The time for making state and
county tax returns expires on Febru
ary 20, after which day the law re
quires the county auditor to attach a
penalty of fifty per cent. of last year's
There was another noticeable drop
in temperature in Newberry yester
day. The weather on Sunday was
miserable, rain falling during a great
er part of the day. Yesterday short
ly after noon considerable snow fell,
and the temperature was expected to
go lower last night.
Supervisor J. Monroe Wicker will
be at Mudlick bridge, near the resi
dence of M. J. Longshore, in Towvn
ship No. 7, on Thursday, March 2,
at 11i o'clock, for the purpose of let
ting contract to the lowest bidder for
the building of a bridge at said place.
The book is for sale at Mayes' Book
The Lotus Glee Club.
The Lotus Glee club will be the
next attraction in the college Lyceum
course. This famous male quartette
wil give a concert in the college aud
itorium on Saturday evening Febru
ary 18th. The pei-sonnel of the quar
tette is George Lenox, firs: tenor:
Morgan Stricklett, second tenor:
Charles Lewis, baritone, and Stanley
Grinstead, bass. The quartette was
organized in 181 wvith Frank J.
Smith as conductor. Although the in
dividual singers have changed from
time to -time. Mr. Smith is still with
them. and t:.e repeait,n of the club
is attributah'e in a !arge mea.o're to
his admirabWe m:tnhod. The club en
joys a unique distinction from the
other quartettes, having -the prestige
of a euccessful European tour in ad
iti r to its high rank among the
leading American organizations.
Serving His Sentence.
bud She~ars, conv icted at a court
held sonme time ago of assault and bat
terv with inltent to >i1l whos appeal
was declared abandoned at the last
i.rmo the general sessions court for
Newberi e s:nuy. it being od:e
that a N, *ch warrant i';sw p fr tihe en
forement of sentence passedl upon
onle year on' the~ c~otn:y chai n gang.
The arrest of Shlears was madle. by di
rection of? Sheriff i>uord, immiediate
1v aft..r the order oi the court.
TO REDUCE ACREAGE.
Township Meetings of Cotton Grow
ers Held on Saturday to Elect
Delegates to County Con
T<>w1111p in g1 1 f the ClOttfn
re \wer were helt thr(ngihout New
h-r*y, c i nl 1 atl rday t elect dc!
ega:es to a cotton growers conven
ik. to be held in fhe c'urt hu.
in Nevberry, ,n next Saturday, fLr
t he pu rpse f taking action looking
t(%wards a reduction in the cottion,
Meeting in No. i.
TIie Southern Cotton associatiin
was organized at a meeting of the far
mers ,f Township No. 1. held on
San:rda-:. All those presecit joined
the association and manifested an
active interest in the miiovet!-.nt look
ing to a reduction in acreage and in
the use of fertilizers of at least
twenty-five per cent. this year. We
want every business man, of what
ever vocation. in this township, who
wants to see better prices for cotton
and to see the count:y prosperous. to
join this association. Lists for mem
bership can be found at the follow
ing places: The Savings Bank, the
National Bank, the Commercial
:Bank, Summer Brothers' store, Pur
cell & Scott's store The membership
fee is 25 cents. which may be paid at
place of signing. Those who have al
ready joined and have not pald will
please call at once on G. Fred Long,
The following officers were elect
ed: President, J. M. Kinard; secre
tary, W. K. Sligh; treasurer, G. F.
The following delegates were elect
ed to the county convention to he
held on next Saturday: J. C. Neel,
G. F. Long, C. E. Summer, L. V.
Floyd, George Johnstone.
Jno. M. Kinard, Pres.
XV. K. Sligh, Sec.
Township No. 2.
The cotton growers of Township
No. 2 met at Mt. Bethel on Saturday
and elected Messrs. Jos. L. Keitt and
A. J. Gibson delegates to the county
convention to be held in Newberry on
Meeting at Mt. Pleasant.
Pursuant to the call adopted by the
Cotton Growers' association at Newv
Orleans, the farmers of Mt. Pleasant
precinct met on last Saturday, Febru
ary 11, and organized with the elec
tion of Dr. J. H. M. Ruff president
and D. A. Kleckley secretary.
*Great interest was manifested in
regard to reducing the acreage of cot
ton and the use of commercial ferti
After a large mapority had expressed
themselves in favor of a reduction the
following resolution was adopted:
"That we reduce the acreage of
cotton, on our respective farms, to a
maximum limit of 15 acres to the
plo0w, and that we reduce the use of
fertilizer 25 per cent.
John A. Cromer and J. S. 3. Suber
were elected delegates :o the county
convention, after which the meeting
D)r. J. H. M. Ruff, Pres.
D. A. Kleckley, Sec.
Township No. 4.
The cotton growers of Township
No. 4 met at Beth Eden on Saturday
and organized with a large member
ship. The meeting was harmonious,
and after an interesting discussion, it
was decided to reduce the cotton
acr!'age ar.d also th" consumption of
fertilizers. C. M. Folk and T. E.
Chandler were appointed a commit
.to canvass the township in regard
:o C propose.;d r.ductiotn in aecreage
a:1 in the use otfcielizers, ..I to
make a report to the county con
vention. A. C. Sligh and C. M. Folk
were elected heates to the coi .ty
A. C. Sligh, Pres.
S. WV. Derrick, Sec.
Township No. 5.
Not. on Saturday. but a meeting has
0i-e aVth:alap n-ext Friday afteIr
00on, at 2 0 cioeCs. A fuli atten dance
ofi the farmers of the towvnship is
1:r:et desi rd. Dei ates will be
elcted to the county convention to
such other business transacted as may
come before the meeting.
Township No. g.
The farmern: of Township No. 9
met a: Pr,,sperity on Saturday. The
meeting was largely attended. Mr.
R. T C. Hunter presided and Mr. V.
T. Gibsn was chosen secretary.
Messrs. R. T. C. Hunter and J. 11.
Stockman were eiected lega es to
the county convention, which meets
tn next Saturday.
A DASTARDLY ACT.
Brick Thrown Through Window, in
Residence of Mr. John T. Crom
er on Saturday Night.
A brick was thrown through a win
dow in the residence of Mr. John T.
Cromer. who lives in Jones' Heights.
on Saturday night at about 8 o'clock,
the brick entering the room in which
Mrs. Cromer and a neighbor. Mrs.
McGraw. were sitting. and narrowly
missing Mrs. Cromer's baby, which
was asleep in a cradle near the win
dow. There were only Mrs. Cromer,
Mrs. McGraw and the baby in the
house a: the time. Mr. Cromer not
being at home.
The police authorities were immed
iately notified and Policemen Koon
and Carter and Deputy Sheriff John
son went to the residence. There was
some snow on the ground and with
the aid of a lantern the officers of
the law were able to track the miscre
ant through the woods for a consid
erable distance. They were not able
to come up with him, however, and
he had not yet been captured yester
What the motive could have been is
not known. Mrs. Cromer heard foot
steps in t:ie yard and an attempt to
open the dopr immediately before
the brick was thrown. The window
shutters were closed and the mtssile
went through the shutters and the
window sash. There was a light in the
room at the time.
It was a dastardly deed. and it is
hoped the perpetrator will be captur
News From Excelsior.
Excelsior, February 13.-Our
school is roving on nicely nothwith
standing the rough weather.
Don't think the grain has been bad
ly injured by the cold weather.
The big ice the past week broke
down a number of fruit trees as well
as other trees in this section.
Prof. and Mrs. J. S. Wheeler spent
Sunday with relatives at Little Moun
Mrs. Caroline Cook has returned
to her home in this section.
Mrs. Willie Blanton and the little
baby boy of Graniteville, are visit
ing her father's family, Mr. A. A.
Messrs. Singley Brothers have mov
ed their saw mill about two miles
east of the old stand and will give
you lumber at fair prices, as usual.
Miss Janie Kinard, of Leesville, is
visiting relatives and friends in this
Mr. J. W\. Hartman is confined to
his room with a case of grip.
Messrs. J. M. Cook and J. P. Cook,
of Columbia. and Mrs. Ben Domi
nick, of near Greenwood. have been
with their sick father, Mr. J. C. Cook.
for a few days.
Mrs. Thomas Epps, of Newberry,
has been down on a visit to her sis
ter, Mrs. J. D. Stone.
The people generally are complain
ing as to the low price of cotton and
a good deal is being said about cot
ton growers' conventions. etc.. but
the only way in the world to bring
cotton back to 9 or 1o cents is to raise
less of it and we do hope the farmers
will try it this year. When anything
is plentiful there is always less de
mandi for it and the cotton crop last
year was large.
Mr. James Caleb Cook, who has
been confined to his home in this sec
tion for the past 7 or 8 y'ears in feeble
heath. dlied on WVednesday morning.
:it the age *f 8i years. 4 months and
I, Gayvs. The remlainls were laid to
r-t in the buryinug gud at NIt. Pil
grim church Thursday mormnug, tae
funeral being conducted by the Rev.
W.. Lmz. of Pr' sperity. Mr. Cook
51ides a large mnber (of raItives and
frieds to mournu hkilcdatht. Peace i
FEW VIOLATORS OF THE LAW
Newberry County Remarkably Free
From Crime-Prisoners Now
In County Jail.
.1te;it 1 ias becen called in The
!erald and News several times re
-: tlV to thc Zmlall numbher ,f voa
fin a Iw in Newberry c.,unty- d-ir
ng some tim11e past. Thne couitv i
reiiarkahiv free irom crime. and at
the recli term of the general ses
sC-ns court Judge \atts took occa
si n in his charge to the grand jury
to C()nJgra -,late the county upon the
lght docket of cases for trial. and lie
remarked afterwards that he doubted
ii there was another county in the
state wiiich could show a lighter
There are at present only three
r .-oners in the county jail. One of
these is a woman, Lou Ella James.
lod-,ed in jail on last Thursday on the
charge of violation of contract. The
woman was arrested in Spartanburg
at the request of Sheriff Buford, who
wenm to Spartanburg and brought her
back to Newberry on last Thursday.
Another of the prisoners is John
Reeder. who has already been tried and
convicted of murder, with recom
mendation to mercy, and an appeal in
whose case is now pending.
The third prisoner is Jim Gilliam.
charged with murder. The case was
continued at the last term of the gen
eral sessions court.
It will be seen that of the three
prisoners in jail one is charged with
violation of contract; the case of an
o,her has been continued, and the
third has already been tried and con
victed, his attorneys having carried
Newberry county is making a good
record in the observance of law.
THE TEACHERS' MEETING.
An Interesting Session on Saturday
Despite the Very Bad
The :eaclers' meeting c . Saturday
in spite of the bad weather, was well
attended. There were about twenty
teachers present. The association will
meet again on March it.
The meeting was called to order by
Prof. 0. B. Cannon. who introduced
as the first speaker, the Rev. S. H.
Among other things Mr. Zimmer
"The aim of the mediaeval school
was to prepare men for heaven; the
aim of the modern school is to pre
pare men for business. The mediaeval
school was taught by clergymen; the
modern school is not taught by
clergymen. Education was limited;
today it is universal. Today the
methods are different. Formerly the
idea was to pack the child's mind with
facts: today tihe idea is to develop and
expand thle mind. The modern teach
er is in the land not merely to assist
the child to know, but to assist the
child to live. Tile concrete must be
taughlt before tile abstract.
"A great deal hlas been said about
freeonm through obedience. We be
comle strong and mighlty only thlrough
service. Tile Bible must be brought
back to the schools. WVe must not
teach chlurchl doctrines, but we must
teach sobriety, integrity. and other
Dr. E. B. Setzler lectured on the
subject. "The Functions of the Noun
and Pronoun." The lecture lasted
about 20 minutes and was very in
Prof. E. 0. Counts was then intro
duced to deliver a lecture on Arith
metic. but at his request the lecture
was postponed to the next meeting
of thle association.
There being no further business.
tle mleetinlg adjourned. Before the
little com:'panly dispersed tile writer
la the pleasure of meeting tihe teach
lers who taught him the alphabet. Sile
old now. but tile plieasing counlte
1 sJanie e ' *. 2e :u
T.' F.. W.
ero'n was killed iln the fire and that
s,.ve-a w-ere serinole injured.
CAUSE OF BABY'S DEATH?
Infant Carried From Columbia to
Prosperity in Telescope- Coro
ner's Jury Empanelled.
rIe l.*a-. empaneilled a jury
i I r,,peri;y --i Fridav ino m gil- to
investigate the cause of the death of a
nrch,ik. whici: had been brought
:* I'r perity from C.thmgia n a
ec I pe.' I n the)1 Monday evening
prced(ing and burie:1. the body after
wars being taken up for a post mor
tim examiinati n. The jury. after tak
ing testimony. adjourued untii Mon
eah. February 20. when additional
tLstimony will be taken.
I appears Irm 1, t1e facts obtainable
:hat the mother of the baby is Jane
Adams. who went to Columbia from
Pro)sp-erity .,veral weeks ago. where
the baby was born. The baby lived
for about two weeks, it is said. The
woman had gone to Columbia, the
husband. Bunk Adams testified, to
look after her daughter, who was
there at college.
On Saturday morning. February 4,
Bunk Ada-ns, the husband of the wo
man, received a telegram from his wife
stating thie baby was dead. He went
to Columbia in response to the tele
gram, but it is stated the child re
vivel after the telegram was sent and
lived until Sunday night, February, 5.
Bank Adams, Lhe husband, then
brought the body to Prosperity og
Monday evening and it was buried
The suspicions of several parties
were aroused and the coroner was
notified and went to Prosperity on
Friday mo.rning and empanelled a
jury of inquest. The post mortem
examination was made by Dr. J. S.
Wheeler, who, it is stated, pronounc
ed the child fully developed, well
forme'd, and that he found no cause
for death. After taking the testi
mony of several parties the jury ad
journed until Saturday morning, Feb
ruary 20. when it is expected that the
testimony of the attending physician
in Columbia will be received. The
coroner's jury is made up as follows:
F. E. Schumpert. J. R. Vaughn, E. L.
Doiniick, G. W. Kinard, Ira. B.
Schumpert, J. S. Ruff, D. J. Taylor,
J. W. Cannon. R. E. Shealey, J. H.
Alewine, M. B. Bedenbaugh, E. B.
For week ending February II, 1905
A-E. E. Andsewr, J. D. Amick.
B-Miss Muscroga Baxter, Miss
C-Mrs. Callie.-Cannon, John C.
Cagle, M~rs. Maggie Cromer, Jim Car
G-Miss Sindia Glasgow, Ellen
H-Mrs. Minnie Harrison, Miss
Laura Henderson, Miss Willie Hun
ter, Mrs. J. 5. Hutchinson.
J-Mrs. Hattie Johnson.
K-Dr. WV. A. Kibler, Sammie Kiz
er, M'rs. E. J. Kibler, Jonaliver oKon. I
M-Mrs. Ida McCracking, 3. Mitch
P-Mrs. Mat Peaster. Mrs. Geo.
R-G. L. Ramsey, Rev. W. R.
Reader, Mrs. Lnsindia Reed, E. E.
Richard. John Robinson, 3. J. Rauton.
S-Miss Caroline Spearman, Miss
Dora Sheppard, John L. Steward,
Johnnie Speaks, Mrs. F. A. Smith,
David Sims, Miss Sallie Smyth.
T-Mrs. Ella S. Taylor, B. T. To
C. 3. Purcell, P. M.
COTTON INSURANCE-To enable
our Farmer friends to hold their
cotton, and to get advances on
:ame,. if they so desire. we have ar
ranged to insure it for them against
loss by fire, while remaining on
their farms. S. P. Boozer Fi
CIGAR SALESMAN-With or
r1 ; av. Go;uld Cigar
MONEY TO LOAN-We negotiate
per ev.. imer.-t '.1 amounts
- han ooo. LI ; time and
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