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KILLED A NEGRO
,MR. EISON HIT THE NEGRO
WITH A REVOLVER.
Negro Was Fleeing From a Police
man-Revolver Was Discharged
With Fatal Effect.
Information was received in New- i
berry yesterday afternoon that Mr.
Julius R. Eison, of the state dispen
sary constabulary force. had shot and
*illed a negro in Columbia. The in
formation obtained fr Columbia
-immediately after th*( irst news of
the shooting was received in New
berry, was to the effect that the ne
.gro, whose name was Jim Long. had
stolen a valise from the Seaboard Air
Line depot and was being pursued by
,a policeman when the policeman hol
lered to Mr. Eison to stop the negro.
The policeman had already fired twice
in h'e air with the intention of scar
ing the negro. When the policeman
hollered to him to stop the negro,
Mr. Eison, it is stated, who was stand- 1
ing at the corner of Gervais and Gat
es streets, drew his revolver and hit
at the negro with it, when the revol
-ver was accidentally discharged. the I
4bullet entering the negro's back. on
the right side, and ranging towards
Mr. Eison was placed under arrest.
It was stated from Columbia yester
-day -afternoon that he had given out i
no statement in regard to the affair. I
Mr. Eugene S. Blease, of Saluda
county, represented him. Hon. Cole.
L. Blease, of this city, went to Co- t
lumbia yesterday afternoon in re
sponst to a telegram telling him of
Mr. Eison only recently moved to
Columbia from Newberry. He is a
brother-in-law of State Senator Cole.
L. Blease and Magistrate Cannon G.
Blease, of this city.
Account Fro-,- Columbia.
Columbia, June 5.-State Constable
Julius R. Eison today shot and killed
Jim Long, colored. The negro had
stolen a valise from the Seaboard Air
Line depot and was running from a
policeman, who had fired twice in the
.air. The policeman hollered to Mr.
Eison, who was tanding at th'e cor
ner of Gervais. and Gates streets, to
stop him, and Mr. Eison drew his re
volver and hit at the negro with the
-muzzle. The revolver was discharg
ed, the ball entering then egro's back
on the right side and ranging towards
Mr. Eison was placed under arrest.
-ie has refused to give out a state
.ment in regard to the affair.
He is represented by Mr. Eugene
S. Blease, of Saluda.
Hon. Cole. L. Blease went to Co- b
turiibia via the C.. N. & L , yesterday I
.afternoon, leaving Newberry at 3.10.
The Red Men.
Hon. Cole. L. Blease, great sachem
-of -the Red Men of South Carolina.
*has returned from a visit to the tribes
in the up-country. He retorts a very
pleasant trip, and says that he found
the orderz mi good condi:ion. Great
interest in the work is manifest t
--arnong all the tribes and many new
membes are being added throughout '
the see ion of the state which he has
Grey Sachemt B!ease will leave to
*day to vhit the tribes at Bath. Lang
ley, Vvnclus;e, Graniteville and War- I
St. Luke's Church-.
No ser vices will be held in St.
Luke'., Fpiscopal church on next
Dmath of an Infant.
The b:fa.:t son of Mr. and Mrs.
Wash S-!:-r died last Friday morning
after ai hnecf illness, aged about one1
and a half y-ears. The remains were
take" & F,ir6eid county for burial on
CuI.~il 2 MIMNAUGH'S BIG
Distin~ction is the consequence.
- ever the object, of a great mind.
BEAUTIFUL HOME WEDDING.
Viss Sara Spearman Becomes the.
Bride of Mr. Alexander
A beauti'ul place is the old colonial
3pearnan home. About five miles
Lbove Newberry, embowered in a large
rove of native oaks, upon a high and
:ommanding eminence, it looks out
.ipon some of South Carolina's most
fertile and highly cultivated lands.
Within the wide halls of this elegant
iome. immediately under a floral de
;ign of double hearts, suspended from
m arch of evergreens, in the presence
)f a brilliant assemblage of invited
guests, Miss Sara Spearman and Mr.
klexander D. Hudsvn were married
'hursday even"m June t, the im
>ressive ceremony being performed
>y the Rev. L. W. Swope.
Mendelssohn's wedding march was
xpressively rendered by Miss Pauline
3ilder. As the sweet strains filled
:he home Miss Lois Fant descended
he colonial stairs, gowned in white
>rgandie and lace insertion, with gir
Ile of soft liberty satin and deep
)ertha of lace. She gracefully crossed
he hall and took her position just to
he right of the arch. Next came
4[iss Lutie Pitts, of Uniontown, Ala.,
-owned in white silk with lace trim
nings, an original costume very be
:oming to her style of beauty. Miss
?itts took her position to the left of
he arch and was followed by Miss
3essie Gilder gowned in white chif
on over silk. Miss Gilder was fol
owed by Miss Maude Fant. Then
:ame the bride, beautiful beneath a
reil and gowned in an imported crea
ion of ivory crepe de Chine built ov
,r heavy taffeta. the yoke being of
iand work, and the frort of the gown
eing covered with exquisite Oriental
pplique. The skirt was graceful in
ts puffings. The bride carried a beau
iful bonquetof bride's:rosesand.maid
n hair fern. She entered on the arm
>f her maid of honor. Miss Maude
.angford, who was gowned in light
>ue electric silk, the gown being
:orded and accordion plaited with
rimmings of liberty chiffon. The
)ride was met at the altar by the
room, accompanied by his best man,
dr. Eliza La Grande Richardson. of
With the best wishes of every guest
,nd of hosts of friends wherever they
re known. Mr. and Mrs. Hudson left
or their future home at Greenwood.
?he bride's going-away gown was of
ue and gray silk.
The presents received were numer
us and handsome. strinkingly attest
ng the popularity of the contracting
The bride is a daughter of Mr. J.
. Spearman, of this county. To the
harm of personal appearance she
dds a disposition that is sweet and
ttractive and she numbers among
hose who wvish for her the truest
appiness all who know her. Mr.
-ludson is of Uniontown. Ala.
Fhe Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Mrs. J. L. Bowles. after a visit to
er father. Mr. S. P. Boozer, has re
urned to her home in Augusta.
Rev. J. H. Thornwell, of Fort Mill,
as in the city yesterday.
Dr. E. P. McClintock preached the
ermon before the graduating class
i the theological seminary at Due
Vest on Sunday and will attend the
ommencement of Erskine college
Hon. Geo. S. Mower went up to
)ue WVest yesterday to attend the
Mrs. Drayton Avinger, of Cordes
'ille. Berkeley county, is visiting rela.
ives in the city.
Mrs. I. T. St. Amand is visiting
riends and relatives in Clharleston.
Mr. J. WV. Ligon, of Newberry.
pent a few days in town this wecek
vith his brother. Mr. J. C. Ligon.
-a cor. Columbia S:ate.
IT IS A FACT MIMNA UGH SOLD
fORE GOODS SATURDAY THE
TIRST DAY OF THE BIG SALE
HAN ALL THE DRY GOODS
TORES IN NEWBERRY C.?M
MEET ME AT MIMNAUGH'S
1m MNTER SALE.
FOR A NEW CHURCH.
Large Subscriptions Given on Sunday
Morning by Members of the
First Baptist Church.
A handsome new church edifice for
the congregation of the First Baptist
church, of Newberry, is now assured.
After a strong sermon by the Rev.
L. A. Cooper, of Johnston, on Sunday
morning, about $6,500 was subscribed
for the erection of a new building,
and since that time about $2.ooo ad
ditional has been subscribed, making
a total subscription of more than
The members of the First Baptist
church have been working for some
time for a new church structure. The
growth of the congregation has de
manded a larger house of worship,
the need for which has been strongly
emphasized by large numbers of peo
ple being turned away from the
church doors during the p.-gress of
the meeting conducted by the pastor
with' the assistance of the Rev. Mr.
Cooper, on account of lack of room
in the church for the great crowds
which were eager to attend the ser
Mr. Cooper's sermon on Sunday
morning was on the subject of giv
ing, and at its conclusion the sub
scriptions for the new church build
ing were taken.
It is proposed now to locate the
ch'urch at the corner of Caldwell and
Boundary streets. moving the par
sonage near where the present church
structure stands, and building the new
church on the site of the parsonage.
It is desired to erect a building at a
cost of between $io,ooo and $15,000,
making it one whicil will be worthy
of t,h'e congregation and a credit to
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
Miss Hattie Leavell's music class
will begin work again on the first of
The W. T. C. U. will meet Thurs
day afternoon at half past four o'clock
at Mrs. McClintock's.
The meeting at the Bapisz church
will continue until Wednesday night.
Large crowds are attending the ser
Newberry college commencement
begins next Sunday morning.
The capital stock of the new bank
mentioned in our last issue has all
been practically subscribed and appli
cation for a charter will be made ,at
Mr. Ferguson of Spartanburg wilt
open a stock exchange here at once.
Mr. WV. M. Wilson will be in charge.
Market reports on all produce and
cotton will be taken every day. The
exchange will be in the rooms over
the store of Purcell and Scott.
Hair and Havird will inaugurate a
great slaughter sale tomorrow which
will last for ten days. Read their an
nouncement on another page.
A meeting of the citizens of New
berry county who desire an election
on the question of dispensary or no
dispensary in the county will be held
in the courthouse on Saturday, June
oth, Igos, at 11 a. mn. Steps will be
taken at this meeting looking to the
circulation of petitions asking for
MIMNAUGH'S MONSTER SALE
GOES MERRILY ON.
Twice on the Honor Roll.
The 38th annual catalogue of the
Peabody Institute, of Baltimore,
Conservatory of Music, copies of
which have been received in Newber
ry, show the name, of Miss Pauline
Gilder, of this city, on the roll of hon
or both in piano and vocal .< rk. Miss
Gilder is a daughter of Dr. . K. Gil
der. Her friends are very much grat
ified in the high stand which she has
taken in this excellent institution.
Rev. C. L. Dowvell. of Henrietta.
N. C.. has accepted the call to be
comell pasto~r of Bush River and Mt.
Zi.n ii aptist churches.
WANTED-TEN MORE EXTRA
SALESPEOPLE. APPLY AT
PLAYING WITH A GUN.
One Negro Boy Loses His Life
quest Saturday Night.
Coroner Lindsay was called to the
Pomaria section last SaL, :day to hold
an inquest on the dead body of Johr
Gray who was shot on Friday whil(
trying to take a gun out of the hands
of Henry Wideman. The finding wa!
that the shooting was accidental.
Gray caught the muzzle of the gur
which Wideman was carrying and ir
an effort to take it from Wideman the
load was discharged taking effect ir
the abdomen of Gray. The two boy!
were about fourteen or fifteen year.
No arrest was made or warrant is
sued for Wideman as the shootinj
was purely accidental. The following
is the testimony taken by the coro
Cebe Greely being sworn says: I
don't know how he got killed. I live
on the same place of deceased. Johr
Gray and Henry Wideman came tc
the field to me. Henry had a gun,
then John had the gnu. I heard the
gun fire and heard Henry say thal
John shot himself. When last I sai
them before shooting, Henry had the
gun. I had my back to them when
the gun fired.
Henry Wideman being sworn says:
I live with Mrs. E. A. Derrick. Me
and John Gray went where Cebe
Greely was plowing. I had Sim
Greely's gun with me. Johnnie Gray
wanted to carry the gun, and caught
the muzzle and snathched it causing
my hand to slip over the hammer and
discharged the gun. The shooting
took place ten o'clock June 2.
Henry Greely being sworn says:
John Gray said that Henry was play
ing with the gun and that ih'e was as
much' to blame as Henry for being
shot. Henry Greely.
Willie Gray being sworn says: I
am John Gray's brother. When I met
John he said he was shot. Said he
(John) and Henry was playing with
the gun and he jerked the gun and
it went off. Willie Gray.
Ebb Gray being sworn says: He
-heard a gun fire in the direction of
where John was about ten o'clock a.
m. June 2. John died about half past
eleven o'clock a. m. June 3. John said
that he did not want any thing done
to Henry, th'at 'he (Henry) did not do
it intentionally. Ebb Gray.
The finding of the coroner's jury is
as follows: "That the said John Gray
came to his death from a gun shot
wound in the hand of himself and
Henry Wideman on June 2, 1905. from
which he died on June 3. 1905. th'at
the shooting was merely accidental
and without malice."
Election of Teachers.
The board of trnstees of the New
berry -graded school lcl Jhir annual
mec-ting~ on last Thursday afternoon
and night fi.r the purpose of electing
a superimnideml and :eachers for an
Prof. WV. A. Stuckey. of Bishopville,
was reelected superintend.ent for an
other year. He has been here but one
ear but the school have prospered
under his administration and he has
given general satisfaction. The fol
lowing teachers of the Boundary
Street school wvere reelected: Mrs. W.
Y. Fair, Mise Gertrude Simpson ,Miss
Laura Bowman, Miss Genevieve
Boozer. Miss Linda WVelch. Miss
Mary Burton. Mrs. J. L. Kennerly,
Miss El Dora Williamson. Misses
Lucile WVilson and Lucy Riser were
elected to succeed Misses Azile Pool
and Agnes Summer, resigned.
The same teachers were reelected
in the Hoge school.
The authorities of the 'Newberry
cotton mills recommended the same
teachers for the WVest End school
Misses Laura Blease. P,ernice Martiti.
and Sallie May Blurton and the recom
mendation was confirmed. [t will be
remembered that this school is sup
ported entirely by the co.tonl mill and
no part of the spci:al tax for the grad
ed schu' g: .s to T>i Th tMl not
he for the cation di :1lp* .
the special ta': juls! as any other prop
WE PAY YOUR RAIL ROAD
FA RE WiTH EVERY $20.0o PU,JR
Profits of Newberry and Prosperity
Dispensary For Month of
Following is a statement of the bus
iness done by the Newberiry dispen
sary for the month of May:
Consumer's price .....$3,305.21
Invoice price ........2,583.4r
Gross pronts .......... 721.80
Net profits .......... 481.17
The expenses of the month of May
include the annual United States
revenue license of $25, making the
expense account $25 greater than it
otherwise would have been. May
is regarded as one of the lightest
months in the year, the profits being
only about one-third or one-fourth
those usually made in December or
January. Dispenser Chappell, with
th'e assistance of Mr. Epps, has been
conducting the business in a manner
highly satisfactory to the county and
The Prosperity Dispensary.
Following is a statement of the bus
iness done by the dispensary at Pros
perity during the month oL May:
Consumer's price .......$930.56
Invoice price .......--.-73045
Gross profits ..........200.ir
Net profits ............$io6.8z
The Beer Dispensary.
Under the ruling of the attorney
general and instructions from the
state board of control, the county
board of control, as its meeting yes
terday, decided that the drinking of
beer in the rear of the Newberry beer
dispensary was drinking on the prem
ises, and allowed until June"17 to stop
such drinking. The board will meet
again on June 17.
MIMNAUGH'S BIG MONSTER
SALE IS THE TALK OF THE
THE MOST WONDERFUL thing
that the people of Newberry and
Heleana h1ave ever had the opp.or
tunity t'o witness is now located in
Helena at the fork of the road,
west end of Newberry, opposite
Lomax church. sign placed on the
building. Dr. Wmn. F. Edwards,
the Divine Healer, is curing the peo
ple by simply moving his hand and
giving a drink of clear water. Come
and see for yourself, people, white
and colored, ladies and gentlemen,
far and near are coming and going
away declaring that they are being
benefited. If no benefit, no pay.
Prepared to prove it by some of
the best white people of Newberry
town and county. -
YOU HAVE TRIED the so-called
best ham, now try the best-"Gold
Band" sold by W. P. Smith and
Wheeler. & Hitt.
LOST CALF-Small heifer calf, part
Jersey, white 'spots, short horns.
strayed from Boozer Bros. last
Wednesday. Reward if returned to
Boozer Bros., Newberry, S. C.
WANTED-To trade good grey
mule for couple horse colts, 2 or 3
years old, address N. G. G., R. F. D.
No. 3, Prosperity, S. C.
WANTED-Twent-ive m~ule colts
Highest market price paid. S. B.
Aull, Jalapa. -
WE WILL BUY COTTON SEED
for cash or in exchange for the next
ten days. Little Mo'mtain Oil Mill,
Little Moun:tain. S. C.
WANTED-All the old iron you+
have for sale. Highest rrices paid.
Langford & Wicker.
MONEY TO LOAN-We negotiate
'mans on improved farm lands at
seven per cent. interest on amounts
over one thousand dollars, and
eight per cent. interest on amounts
less than $i,ooo. Long time and
easy payments. Hunt, Hunt &