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VOL. XLII. NO. 61 NEWBERRY, S. C., TUESDAY MAY 1905.1 TWICE A WEEK. S1.50 A YEAR
ERSKINE'S MAN VICTOR.
R. L. Patrick Wins in Oratorical con
test.. S. E. Boney, the Furman
Representative, Takes Sec
Areenwood. April 28.-Greenwoo
ihas today been in the hands of th
college boys and girls and this ha
been particularly a students' day o
Crowds of visitors thronged thi
streets all day, and college boys gay
ly floating their respective color!
have been enjoying the hospitaliti
which the city of Greenwood nevei
-ails to accord.
Tht seventh annual inter-collegiat<
oratorical contest was held tonight ir
the auditorium of the Lander Col
lege, before the largest crowd whict
hnas ever gathered at a similar con
test in the city of Greenwood.
The large auditorium being taxec
to its utmost, hundreds were turned
away. The representatives of sever
institutions strove earnestly to car
ry off the palm of victory and the fo
rensic battle has -been recorded by
those who are capable of judging as
the best yet held.
It remained for R. L. Patrick, ol
Erskine, to carry first honors and S.
E. Boney, of Furman, the second,
both making masterful speeches.
The people of Greenwood each
year look forward wit1h much pleasure
-to the meeting of the State Inter-Col
iegiatc Oratorical association, which
is comoosed of Clemson. Erskine,
Wofford, Furman. the Citadel, Pres
byterian college of South Carolina
and Newberry colleges.
The hospitality for which the lit
tle city is so well known was lived up
to. The various representatives were
entertained royally at the Oregon
hotel along with the judges and mem
week, as bef
the trading p
+ In this der
+ biggest and c
+ Stores of S.C
to us that h
* special prices
* purchasing ~
* yard, 5 yards
4 1 lot Black Dress Goods,
* 1 lot Black Dress Goods
.* 1 lot Black Pau-de-Soie,
* I lot colored Dress Good
* I lot of Persian Lawns
I lot -Whiteland colored 0
1 lot India Linen Organdy
Shoes and Slippers, solid
bers of tih'e executive committee of
the association. The Hon M. F. An
sel. of Greenville. the Rev. S. M.
Smith. of Columbia, and the Hon. T.
S. Sease. of Spartanburg, composed
L. W. Courtney, president of the
association. presided. The meeting
e was opened with prayer by Dr. W. G.
s Neville. The address of welcome on
f behalf of Greenwood was delivered
by W. H. Nicholson, who spoke of
the pleasure the people of this city
fad in entertaining the association.
Prof. kV. M. Steele o-f Furman, re
sponded on behalf of the association,
and sung loud the praises of Green
The contestants and their subjects
were: L. E. Boykin. Clemson col
lege, "The Majesty of the Law;" M.
B. Pierce, Wofford college, "A Leader
from the South;" R. W. Frick, of
Newberry college, "God's Architects;"
R. L. Patrick, Erskine college, "The
Destiny of Democracy:" J. H. Clark,
Presbyterian college of South Caro
lina. "A Voice of the Tw.entieth Cen
tury:' J. B. Hodges. The Citadel.
'The Salvation of the New South
Higher Education." and S. E. Boney.
Furman University. "Is the Poet
Performing Life's Highest Mission?"
The speeches were interspersed with
music by the Clemson college band
and selections by the Lander college
Vocal Classes, which added very ma
terially to the occasion. The floral
tributes were very beautiful and plen
tiful. some of the young orators be
ing almost drowned in flowers.
South Carolina college was admit
ted into the association this afternoon t
at a meeting of the executive com- I
mittee and will be represented next a
year. This should be very gratifying t
to the many alumni of Carolina who i
have wished to see her admitted into V
the association. s
still Increase in D
ore, we will exert i
ublic to visit our si
~artment is wher<
heapest Stores of]
,and then see the:
ome talent and ri
we want, and if y
Swill be made. 'A
$2.50 in cash we
to each customer
value $1.25 our price, 79 cer
,value 49 cents our price, 24 cer
value $1.65 our price 89c. the ys
s, value 35 cents our price 39 cer
, value 39 cents our price, 23 cen
rgandv value 25c. our price, 1 1 1
value 12 1-2 cents our price, 7 1-1
leather, priced right.
FEARFUL WRECK OF
OGDEN'S SPECIAL TRAIN
NARROW ESCAPE OF MOST OF
Magnificent Train De Luxe knocked
to Atoms-Four Killed and Seven
Persons More or Less In
News and Courier.
Greenville. April 29.-An awful
wreck near Greenville suddenly and
rudely ended the pleasant plans of
Mr. Robert C. Ogden for his distin
guished guests. When the Confer
ence for Education ended its work at
Colkimbia Mr. Ogden !had about one
hundred of his friends. men and wo
men. prominent in the educational
d business world. and conspicuous
T)hiina-thropy and study, start out
on a piensure rip. It was intended
visit Greenvill. and Spartanburg.
aind then go to, Biltmore and Rich
! Pd. Greensboro. Charlotte. Old
Pu':,t Comfort and other places.
Greenville was to have been the first
point of entertainment and pleasure.
but instead it was one of fright and
zrief. The special train in which Mr.
ogden and his friends left Columbia
xas a little late. and was approach
ng Greenville nearly on time. On
he side track near Greenville the fast
rain was passed and the special. with
ts ten heavy Pullman cars, was
ounding a curve, just within a stone's
brow of the Fertilizer Factory, when
ngineer Hunter saw a freight train
.head of him on the main line. He
hrew on his brakes and jumped, but
t was too late. The splendid train
wrhich tire Pennsylvania Railroad had
ent out, the finest it could assemble,
ry Goods, Milline
every effort to r
3 we worry and <
alewberry that ci;
ir trade drifting t
ght treatment is
ou will come to ti
will sell Andrc
~ss Goods ani
ts I1 Iot Black Dress Goods
Lts. 1 Jot 36 inch Black Taffe
Lrd. 1 lot Jap Silks, all colors
Lts. I lot white and colored v~
ts. I lot of Persian Lawns, va
2c. I lot India Linen Organd)
2 c. I lot colored Organdy a
prices 10Oc our price
Right Price Stor
went crashing into the rear end of i
the freight train. In an instant flames
burst forth from the wreckage. There.
was no screaming and no crying, but
amazement and consternation. Those
who were up rushed to the work of 1
rescue. and when long hours after I
the rescures had ceased their toil,
this was the list of fatalities:
List of Killed.
Charles M. Cope, brakeman, from
John Little. colored, waiter on di- a
ner St. James. t
J. F. Hayne. colored. formerly I
from Charleston, waiter on car St. i
W. XV. Cummings. colored, cook on r
car S:. James. d
Names of Injured. f
Xondcd: Prof Henry W. Farnam, s
of Yale University, arm broken and
head badly cut. c
Mrs. Henry V. Farnam. head and
arm badly bruised.
Dr. Julius D. Dreher. of Washing- t
ton, hea(. cut. t
Editor St. C}air McKelway. of b
Brooklyn,. back and shoulder bruised.
Mr. Robert M. Ogden, secretary to
Mr. Robert C. Ogden. hand badly cut
and head severely bruised. T
Mrs. J. G. Thorpe. Cambridge, a
Mass., head cut. i
Bishop McVickar. of R-hode Island.
bruised by jar.
All of the foregoing of Mr. Ogden's J
James Hunter. engineer on Ogden tf
train, leg and arm broken. c
Walter Kinshaw, electrician on C
train, ear and 'head seveiely cut. st
Trainmaster Maxwell, bruised and in
hand cut. tl
Conductor Ed. Acker. bruised. m
John F. McCoy, agent of Pennsyl
vania Railroad, head severely cut.
R. S. Mull, colored cook on St.James w
arm badly cut. w
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ry Shoes and Slir
nake it to the bes1
:ut the profit of th
aim to underselh
the right price st
still in demand in
e right price stor4
ing 9 a. m. the fir
,value 85 cents our price, 49 cer
ta Silk, warranted values $1.50 o
value 85 cents our price 39 cer
rash goods, our price 39 cents th
lue 25 cents our price 13 1-2 cen
r 15 cents our price 9 cents.
rid Muslin, Newberry's Biggest a
S4 V I
Geo. Williams, waiter on car Wal
lorf. bruised and scarred.
Conductor Wilcox. of diner St.
There were several of the -rew of
lie two dining cars, whose faces were
;cratched and bruised. but they were
ot seriouily hurt.
The Scene of the Wreck.
If any one had been asked an in
tant after the crash came how many
ad been killed he would have looked
.t the mound of wreck and ruins piled,
hree cars high, then he would have
een struck wh:en th' ;iry of consum
rig flames, and pron:?tly no doubt
ould have been the reply that no
ian or woman couMd have escaped
eath. But God's providence inter
!red, for in a moment after the
hock there was a crashing of glasses,
nd one by one passengers and train
rew ran out into the field and then
,icre came others with blood stream
1g down their faces, their clothing
>rn and their hair disheveled. How
ley escaped they do not quite know,
Lit it is a blessing that they are here.
ihen the heavy special train crashed
ito the freight train in its path the
>comotive careened over to the side.
he tender half way jumped the track
id then tip on this base there piled
rst the joint baggage and club car
Up on this went the diner "St
imes" only to crush the backbone
it of t'he under Pullman car, and
ten on the wreckage of the baggage
Lr piled the dining car "Waldorf."
lose behind the second diner, but
ill on the track, was of the first sleep
g cars, the "Perrilla" and back of
is was a chain of Pullman apart
ent cars, in which t'h! party slept.
The Wonderful Escape.
No one in any of the sleeping cars
as hurt, and it is a miracle that they
ere not but greater is the wonder
ipers. This *
t interest of
.eso-call ed *
all Millinery *
ore is proof *
a this week, +
g lcent the*
ur price, 79 cents. 0
ts the yard.
.nd cheapest Store's