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WORK OF DEYELOPIEU
TO BEGIN VERY SOON
THE GREAT PARR SHOALS
Nerthern Capitalists Interested in the
Enterprise and the Money
Is In View.
Mr. E. F. Greene, president of the
Lockwood-Greene company, of Bos
ton; Messrs. F. E. Shedd and A. L.
Scott, of the Lockwood-Greene com
pany, and Mr. R. L. Warner, New
England manager of the Westing
house Electric company. were in
Newberry on Wednesday in confer
ence with gentlemen of this city,
who are interested in the develop
ment of the great water power at
Parr Shoals. on Board river, one mile
above Peak station. and they stated
after the conference that the work of
carrying into execution the plans for
the development of the power would
begin in the near future and would
be pushed forward rapidly to comple
The- plans propose the largest pow
er development ever undertaken in
the south. The original Parr Shoals
Power company, as chartered under
the laws of this state, was
composed of W. K. . Sligh,
president; W. G. Houseal,
secretary; C. H. Cannon, H. L.
Parr and A. L. Scott. These gentle
men have interested northern capital
ists in the enterprise and the money
necessary for the development of the
power is in .view. It is estimated
that about one.and a half million dol
lars. will be necessary.
Mr. Shedd and Mr. Scott will re
turn to Newberry on Tuesday of
next week, at which time Mr. Horace
B. Parker of Boston, ~who will fi
nance the enterprise, is expected to
. Next week these gentlemen will
take a trip to the site of the propos
ed plant, after which it is expected
that definite plans will be announced.
In conversation with a representa
tive of The Herald and News on
Wednesday, the northern gentlemen
who were in the city spoke of the
wonderful possibilities in the devel
opment of this great water power,
arnd the asurances of succe:s in the
undertaking. It is proposed to fur
nish electric current for cities and
towns throughout this section of the
state. It is an undertaking which
means much for the state, and it is
very earnestly desired that the peo
ple who will be benefited showv a sub
stantial interest in its success. A
number of contracts for power have
already been placed and representa
tives of the company which will un
dertake the development of the pow
er will begin placing additional con
tracts in the near future. Surveys,
showing the amount of power which
can be obtained, have already beer
made, and with the money in view.
everything is in readiness for the ac
tual work of carrying the plans into
No other city in the state will derive
more benefit from the development
of this power than Newberry, if the
opportunities which it offers are
taken advantage of and a large
amount of the power brought to
'Newberry. A great deal of the pow
er carn be used here to advantage. Its
development is assured, and the peo
ple of Newberry will no doubt see
to it that before all the power is se
cured by other cities and towns that
a sufficient amount will be secured
for Newberry, thus at the same time
encouraging the enterprise,. benefit
ing themselves, and aiding in the
development of this city and of this
section of the state.
Mrs. Bullock to Lecture.
Mrs. Helen L. Bullock, of New
York, national organizer of the Wo
men's Christian Temperance Union
will speak in Central Methodist
church on Monday night, February
27, at 7.30 o'clock. Her subject will
be "The Old World and the New."
All are invited.
Mrs. Bullock will also address the
ladies on Monday at 3 p. m. in the
interest of the temperance cause.
This meeting will be held at the Bap
tist parsonage, and it is hoped there
will be a large attendance.
The Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Mr. W,. H. Rasor, of Whitmire,
was in Newberry yesterday.
Mrs. A. W. Taylor and Miss
Mlaude Langford will visit in Jackson
ville. Fla., next week.
Mr. Graham Motheral, of Califor
nia. is in ti city the guest of the
family of Mr. W. F. Ewart.
Mr. T. 0. Stewart returned yester
day from Bishopville. after several
days. spent in the law country shoot
liss Georgie Schumpert. of Pros
perity, has been visiting Miss Eugen
ia Summer. in Newberry. during the
past several days.
The Rev. W. L. Seabrook is ex
pected to return from Westminster,
Md.. this week, and will fill his pul
pit in the Lutheran Church of the
Redeemer on Sunday morning.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
Yesterday was the first pretty day
Newberry has seen for many' days.
The Bachelor Maids will meet with
Miss Ellie Huiet on Tuesday after
noon at 4.30 o'clock.
Mr. R. A. Cooper, of Laurens, h'as
announced his candidacy for solici
tor of this circuit in the approaching
The cotton market in Newberry
yesterday was as follows: Good mid
dling 7.50; strict middling 7.375; mid
Newberry college has bright pros
pects for the best base ball tean this
spring the college has ever put on
the diamond. Coach Howard Hol
land has already begun the work of
getting the team in shape.
Dispensary Board of Inquiry Will
Meet in Columbia on Next
Monday and Organize.
The dispensary investigating com
mittee, appointed under the Blease
resolution passed by the last general
assembly, will hold its first meeting
in Columbia on next Monday. The
committee is composed as follows:
Senator Cole. L. Blease, of Newber
ry; Senator 3. T. Hay, of Kershaw;
Senator N. Christensen, Jr., of Beau
fort: Representative Arthur L. Gas
ton, of Chelter; Representative T. B.
Fraser, of Sumter; Representative 3.
Fraser Lyon. of Abbeville; Represen
tative D. A. Spivey, of Horry. The
meeting in Columbia will be called to
order by Chairman Cole. L. Blease,
of Newberry, in the parlors of
Wright's hotel, at 12 o'clock noon.
It is stated that the meeting is for
the purpose of organization and to
map out the work before the com
Seeking to Take Away Labor.
There has been some effort on the
part of a firm operating in Alabama
to induce farm laborers to. leave the
pper part of this county and go to
Alabama. About Christmas one of
the negro farm hands of that section
of the county went to Alabama and
within the past several days he has
forwarded a party a railroad pass
issued by a certain railroad company
for the party to whom the letter was
addressed and fifteen others, the ne
gro wvho forwarded the pass asking
that the man to whom he sent it
come at once and bring fifteen others
It is clearly against the law to in
duce labor to leave the state in this
manner. Labor has been scarce in
this county for some time and there
is great demand for it now. The
farmers of the section of the county
mentioned will no doubt be on their
I respectfully announce my candi
dicy for Solicitor of the Eighth Ju
dicial Circuit, composed of the coun
ties of Abbeville, Greenwood, Laur
ens, Newberry and Saluda.
R. A. Cooper,
Laens S. C. Feb. 20, 105.
SHOT WITH FATAL EFFECT.
Frank Harris, Colored, Killed by
James Mayes, Colored,. During
Progress of "Hot Supper"
In No. 7.
News was received in Newberry
yesterday that Frank Harris, color
ed, was shot and killed on the Domi
nick-Hill place, near Mudlic, in No.
7 township, on Sunday morning at 2
o'clock. by James Mayes. colored.
'\ayes skipped and is still at large.
The affair occurred in the road about
three hundred yards from a house
where a negro -hot supper"
was being held. The weapon used
was a 38-calibre pistol. Only one
shot was fired, the ball entering Har
ris' abdomen. on the left side result
ing in almost instantaneous death.
The inquest was held by Magis
trate J. V. Ropp. From the testi
mony taken at the inquest it appe-.rs
tha: there had been bad blood be
tween t1le two negroes for some time,
a negro woman, it was stated, being
at the bottom of the trouble. At the
hot supper on Saturday night the
dispute was renewed, resulting fin
ally in the difficulty which ended
Harris' life. Harris, it appears, was
unarmed. It is stated there were sev
eral witnesses to the shooting.
The warrant for the arrest of
Mayes is held by Magistrate Ropp.
Magistrate Ropp said yesterday that
it had been understood that Mayes
had come to Newberry on Sunday
and surrendered, but that afterwards
it had been learned this was not true.
No warrant has yet been placed in
Sheriff Buford's hands.
THE SOLICITOR'S RACE.
General Election on April ii-State
Executive Committee Meets on
March i to Fix Primaries.
The genral election for solicitor
in this circuit, composed of the coun
ties of Newberry. Greenwood. Abbe
ville, Saluda and Laurens. and in the
Charleston circuit, will be held on
April ii. The primaries will be held
some time before that date. The
state democratic executive committee
has been called to meet in Columbia
on March i to fix the time for hold-.
ing the primaries, the following no
tice, which has been issued by State
Chairman Wilie Jones, having been
received by the Hon. Cole. L. Blease,
who is a member of the state execu
tive committee from Newberry:
"Dear Sir: A meeting of the state
democratic executive committee is
hereby called to take place in the
city of Columbia Wednesday, March
I, 1905, at 8 o'clock p. in., to order a
primary for solicitors in the 8th and
th judicial circuits.
March 21 has been mentioned as
the date for the first primary and*
April 4 for the date of the second
primary, if a second primary be nec
essary. These dates, however, will
be fixed by the committee at its
meeting in Columbia on the evening
of March 1.,
By the Rev. J. L. Graves, on Sun
day, February 19, at 2 o'clock p. mn.,
Mr. Henry C. Carter and Miss Kate
Letters remn:1ining in the' pos'ool.nce
at Newberry, S. C., for tae week end
ing February, 18, 1905.
B-Miss Laura Bangum, Cora
Baxter, Lilla Bouknight (2), Henry
Burton, Johnnie Boyd.
C-Coming Counts, Mrs. Maggie
Crmer, Mrs. Hattie Cromer (2),.
D-Berry Davis, J. S. Davis, Wil
lie Derrick, Sudie Dodd.
E-J. R. Edwards, Bessie Eargle.
F-Walter Franklin, Wesley Frye.
G-Alma Galimon, Carrie Gruber,
H-M. C. Harris, Alice Hutchin
son, W. H. Huges.
K-Mrs. Caroline Kinard.
M-J. J. Mayer, Joe Mitchel.
R-Miss Rosa Reighan.
S-Edgar Shealy, S. A. Sloan.
C. J. Purcell, P. M.
IF YOU ARE GOING TO BUY A
new Bubby or wagon get my
pres, G. D. Davenport.
THE NEWBERRY COURTS.
When They Will be Held Under the
New Law-Where the Judges
Will Hold Court.
As a result of the law creating two
new Juiicial circuits the dates for the
holding of the courts throughout the
state have been changed and it has
been necessary for the supreme court
to issue a new roster of all circuit
judges for the remainder of this
The various terms of the courts in
Newberry county, under the new
law, will be held as follows:
The first term of the general ses
sions court, which has already been
held this year, convenes on the fourth
Monday in January.
The second term of the general
sessions court convenes on the fourth
londay in June.
The third term of the general ses
sions court convenes on the first
Monday in November.
The first term of the common pleas
court convenes on the fourth Monday
in February. (This court has already
been held for this year.)
The second term of the common
pleas court convenes on the second
Monday in July.
The third term of the common
pleas court convenes on the fourth
Monday in November.
It will be seen that Newberry's
next term of court for this year will
be the general sessions court, which
convenes on the fourth Monday in
The following has been issued by
the supreme court officials:
Pursuant to an act approved :20th
February, 1905, the following roster
has this day been prepared, begin
ning on the 1st day of May next:
The second,-or summer, session of
the respective circuits will be held by
the circuit judges, as follows:
The first circuit, consisting of the
counties of Orangeburg, Dorchester,
Berkeley and Georgetown, by the
judge of the first circuit to wit:
The second circuit, consisting of
the counties of Aiken, Bamberg,
Barnwell and Hampton. by the judge
of the second circuit, to wit: Judge
The third circuit, consisting of the
counties of Florence, Sumter, Lee,
Williamsburg and Clarendon, by the
judge of the third circuit, to wit:
The fourth circuit, consisting of
the counties of Chesterfield, Marlbo
ro, Horry, Darlington and Marion,
by the judge of the fourth circuit, to
wit: Jiire Watts.
The fif7i ci-ecit. consis:ing of :he
counties of Edgefield. Kershaw. Lex
ir'g.;: and Ric !and, by the judge of
:he fi'.h circrit. t, wit: Jrd:ge (Kary.
The sixth circuit. consisting of the
e v.:-:!s a Fiield. Lancaster,
c'v.:e nth circuit, consisting of
the counties of Cherokee, Spartan
burg. and Union, by the judge of the
seventh circuit, to wit: Judge Town
The 'eighth circuit, consisting of
the counties of Abbeville, Green
wood, Newberry, Laurens and Salu
da, by the judge of the eighth circuit,
to wit: Judge Klugh.
The ninth circuit, consisting of the
counties of Charleston, Coileton and
Beaufort, by the judge of the ninth
circuit, to wit: Judge Memminger.
The tenth circuit, consisting of the
counties of Anderson, ~Greenville,
Oconee and Pickens, by the 'judge of
the tenth circuit, to wit: Judge
The third, or fall sessi ~the re
psective circuits will be heir by the
judges as follows:
The first circuit by the judge of
the second circuit.
The second circuit by the judge of
the third circuit.
The third circuit by the judge of
the fourth circuit.
The fourth circuit by the judge of
The fifth circuit by the judge of
the sixth circuit.
The sixth circuit by the judge of
the seventh circuit.
And on the Irth Decemebr, 1905,
Judge Townsend gives place to Judge
The seventh circuit by the judge of
the eighth circuit.
The eighth circuit by the jud-ge of
the ninth circuit.
The ninth circuit by the judge of
The tenth circuit by the judge of
the first circuit.
THE NEWBERRY CIRCUIT.
Quarterly Conference to be Held at
Trinity Church on Sati -'ay
Full Attendance Urge.
The first Quarterly Conference of
the Newberry circuit will be held on
Saturday, February 25, at Trinity
church. The presiding elder, the' Rev.
J. E. Carlisle will be present. As
this is his first visit a full attendance
of all the officials is urgently desired.
There will be prea hing on Saturday
at ii o'clock, als'6 on Sunday at i r
o'clock at Trinity, and at 3.30 o'clock
at New Chapel.
The pastor. the Rev. J. E. Beard
has been confined with grippe since
last Tuesday week, but expects to be
out in a day or two.
College Minstrel Tonight.
The young men of Newberry col
lege, assisted by "Billy" Eberhardt,
the local star comedian, will give a
minstrel perforimance in the opera
house tonight, the proceeds to be
given to the base ball association.
The young men, under the direction
of Coach Howard Holland, have been
rehearsing thleir parts for several
weeks past, and the performance
promises to be. first-class in every
The prices ire 25, 35 and -50 cents.
FRESH SUiPLY OF NATIONAL
Biscuit Coxpany's goods just re
ceived, G. D. Davenport.
Serv'ces at.St Luke's Church.
Divine service will be held. at St.
Luke's Episiopal church on next
Sunday, Febuary 26, at ii a. m. and
at 7.30 p. . All persoi.s are cor
dially invited to be present.
GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More of Lees Interest Con
densed Outside the State.
Meetings of the cotton growers
were held throughout the' cotton
states on Tuesday, all of them de
ciding to. reduce the acreage this
The federal grand jury of Cleve
land, Oh'io, has reported. two addi
tional indictments against Mrs. Chad- V
wick, in donnection with her opera
tions through the closed Citizens'
NMinnalbank. nf Oberlin..
i-wrio w.ere ki:led anid fourteen
injured. aix of themn eriously. by the
co"ig of 't sma:'o--ary hoiler at a
inine~ ot the Providence Coal .c .
py. nuar St. Clairsville. Ohio. on
T ~ hn R. Platt. 'he oc
e n-:i:s ..nar o' New York,
to compel Hannah Elias. a negress,
t -e e 'in $6PS c"m. wxhich
h 'Cr 'er : .;:"'e er duin~g a per
iod exstending over .2 vears. has
i:- 5 .h: te :premTe court
of New York.
ORANGES AND APPLES AND
Banannas. New -lot, all good and
sound, G. D. Davenport.
BOARDERS WANTED-Will tab
several steady regular male board
ers. B. B. Hiller, Main st., near
Williams' Furniture store.
A FINE STOCK OF FANCY
Groceries always on hand. Can fill
your order. Let us have it, G. D.
COTTON INSURANCE-To enabis
our Farmer friends to hold the'le
cotton, and to get advances da
same, if they so desire, we have aS
ranged to insure it for them against
loss by fire, while remaining 05
their farms. S. P. Boozer, F'be
MONEY TO LOAN-We negotiak
loans on improved farm lands it
seven per cent. interest on amounts
over one thousand dollars, and
eight per cent. interest on amon
less than $i,r00. Long time ami
easy paymena. Bumi, Hunt &