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VYOL.' XLII.~ NO. 90 NEWBERRY. S. C.. FRIDAY JULLY S, 1905. TWICE A.WE.$.0YA
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Personal Mention-The City Forging
Ahead And Our Correspondent
Prosperitv. July 27.-Mr. Win. L.
Connelly of Greenwood county is vis
iting Mr. W. P. B. Harmon. Mr.
Connelly moved :o Greenwood coun
tv from this county a number of
years ago. We are glad to see him
Mr. A. G. Wise has so far recov
ered from his sickness that he left
for Glenn's on Monday and will spend
some time there.
Mr. R. C. Counts is still confined
to his room but is reported as doing
very well and woluld be rut in a short
Mr. L. S. Bowers and his daughter
Miss Bessie and Dalla left for Clinton
and Glenn's on Tuesday.
Mr. -R. H. Russell paid a flying vis
it to the folks at .home last Sunday.
Mrs. Thbrnweli Haynes has gone on
a visit to Mrs. Haynes at Glendale.
Mrs. Nettie Gibson and Master
Clarer.ce Lewis of Columbia are visit
ing relatives in town.
Miss Mary Kinard and Master Mc
Fall Wise have gone on a visit to
friends in Atlanta.
Mr. Bushnell Miller is ac home
having earned the rest that he is now
Again the grim monster death has
entered the Mt. Pilgrim community
and laid his icy hand on a dear one.
Mrs. Ada L. Sligh wife of Lee J.
Sligh of Columbia and daughter of
Mr. A. H. Miller of Mt. 'igrim was
laid 'to rest in the cemeterv at the
church on last Sunday. We extend
our sympathy to the bereaved.
iss Freddie Banks is visiting rela
tims in town.
Mrs. Lizzie Boinest has returned to
her home after a pleasant visit to her
"da ighter, Mrs. E. 0. Counts.
Mrs. J. L. Wise and the children
will go to Atlanta Monday.
Miss Kate Wheeler after a week's
stay with relatives in and around
Prosperity has returned to her home
Mrs. F. E. Schumpert has return
ed from her visit to Columbia.
We are glad to report that Mr.
Barre has been able to be up again.
Mrs. Kenneth Baker and the chil
iren of Greenwood are expected on a
MrF. E. R. Hipp has been on a visit
to Miss Lilly Luther the past week.
Master Bates Maffett~ has gone on
a visit to his Uncle, Mr. Jacob Werts
in Sah:da County.
Mr. Jacob WVerts one of Saluda's
\e are glad tu report that Mr. Os
car Simpson is improving nicely.
Mi- Gussie Kibler is visiting her
* ister, Mrs. K. A. Simpson.
Mrs. R. C. Crosson of Leesville is
visitingr her son. Mr. J. H. Crosson.
Mrc. M. B. Bedenbaugh and Miss
Tal; stewart attended the Sunday
school convention at St. Marks. Sa
luda county- last week.
Miss Grace H-'armon is visiting the
home e i Mr. Pickens Riser of Saluda.
Mr. andl Mrs. T. P. Riser of Saluda
cor::nsitedi Mr. M. B. Bedenbaug'h
Mr E. W . Embehcr of Columbia and
Cee re are v:s:::ng the p)arenltal
ref s eekand enjoying the fine
+r0: tohe focund here.
Abs G. Y. Hunter after a short
*e r ao conSnement to her room
neer: a:.de to icairn wnt was :.gh
ao he the trouble.
Mr Norris Hawkins has been one
of the shut ins for a few days.
Mr. Boland the agent of the C.. N
& L. railroad says that the fare to
tihe reunion at Little Mountain will
be 30 cents for the round trip.
Miss Jessie Moseley has returned
from her visit tc Columbia.
Mr. B. S. Schumpert one of the
most faithful engineers of the South
ern is enjoying a rest and is spend
ing the time with his sster, Mrs. W.
Mr. John E. Schumpert, an old
Newberry boy. but who hias been for
a number of years in Georgia, will be
here on a visit to relatives next
week. We are glad to welcome this
fricnd of former days.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Moselev will
go on a visit to friends in Aalanta.
Newnan and other Georgia cities
Miss Lucy Fellers is enjoying a
pleasant visit to Miss Ethel Paysin
ger this week.
Joe. B. Derrick. Esq.. President of
the Little Mountain oil mill was in
town for a short while Tuesday. on
Miss Frances Rawl after a pleasant
stop over has returned to her home
in Richland county.
Miss Jessie Boyce of Due West is
expected to visit Miss Isoline Wyche
Mr. Basil Gallman was in town
last Saturday visiting friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Green Mitchell have
been on a visit to Mr. Jacob Domi
nick of Kinards.
Aunt Frances \Verts of Mountville
is visiting in and around Prosperity
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell will spend
next week with relatives in Saluda
county and will visit Leesville before
returning to Prosperity.
We are delighted to announce that
our town is forging ahead in fact I
would say that civic improvement is'
rampant just now. Our city fathers
are having all that part of Main
street from the Bank of Prosperity to
Bakers, laid with Granolitthic pave
ment and in a short time we can boast
of as good side walks as are to be
found in any of our sister towns. -
Hurrah for civic improvement: We
would be glad to see another dose ad- I
ministered and water works follow.
The Prosperity Stock Co.. is erect
ing a 25x1oo foot store next to the
Bank of Prosperity for a Mr. Living
ston of Charleston who will open a
stock of hardware, therein about the
first of September.
The Jolly Dozen will be entertained
the next time by Miss Georgia S.
Schumpert. WVe may look for t:hat
moonlight excursion Then.
Mrs. Lee Si"gley of Kinards is vis
iting relatives in this and surround
ing sections this week.
Miss Effie Hawkins has returned
from her visit to Greenwood.
~Mr. Herman WVerts has returned to
his post at the Prosperity Stock Co.
Mrs. Lizzie Hunter of St. Lukes is
vistin he daglur. Mrs. . H.I
The Farmers Institutec will be held
at Young's grove tomorro)w. (Friday)
This meeting should be well attended
by all of i ur p)eople.
There will be a picnic at Mt. Tahor
today and a general good time wvilI
be hjad. Revs. Shearouise and Dr.
Scherer and Mr. A. H. H-ohn are ex
pected to mv:U aidresses. Girace S. S.
has been invited to join them in this
glad casin andc no doubt thcre il
be a numbfller gm.
Rev. P. H. E. Derrick and wife
.\.E.iciger last Thursdlay. M re.Ge!ger
was thle mt her 'f Mrs. Derrick and
wh., ade ::h arin.g rAre from a
po:1r: in Newherry cC:mty to the
C minen:1a! c nmmander at O)range
brgr. Mrs. Geiger was laid to rest
We are glad to report that Mrs. ]
D. Quattlebaum is improving nicel
Mr. B. Frank Boozer is visitin
his son. Hance. of Saluda county.
There has been 715 bales of cottot
marketed here during the month o
July. We believe that this is a recor
breaker for July.
Miss Elliott Dobbins after a ver
pleasant visit in our town has return
cd to Whitmire.
Mrs. J. B. Odom. of Johnston. i
visiting her daughter. Mrs. Jno. S
Messrs. Torn Johnson and P. F
Gilder were n town for a short tim
Come down Mr. Editor and see th
mprovements that are going on here
You might not know the place if yo1
lon't keep in touch w'th us.
\Ve are getting a move on us i1
the way of improvement and wil
:ontinue until we have a number o
We are glad to say that all the shut
ns are -eported to be doing nicel:
md on the road to recovery.
Crops in this section are looking
airly well, but are needing rain.
Messrs. Mills and Nichols will giv<
t cue at Young's grove tomorrow fo
the benefit of all those who may de
;ire to attend the Institute.
If all our people will take advantag<
>f the institute they will be abl<
)ften to keep off some of the dis
Ldvantages of the farm and be able t<
tave success where now at times the3
Hatched in the Sun.
Wednesday afternoon a workmaz
>n Mr. R. C. Williamns' store, foun<
t chicken in the rear of the biulding
n a sand bed. The chicken hae
vidently been out of the shell fo
t half hour when it was found. The
gg shell was there to show that the
:hicken was hatched in the sun for
t was nearly buried. The egg wa!
vidently put there by a hen stealini
i nest, and when work was begun or
he building she was scared away
t goes to show that the weather fo:
he past three weeks has been warn
-not warm enough to cook an egg
)erhaps, but hot enough to hatch
:hicken. The little orphan is health:
is can be.
A Statement T'o The Public.
While it is not proper 'chat the Dav
,npurt case should be carried into th<
iewspapers for trial, we feel. afte
nia:ure dleliberation. that there ar<
-easons which are perfectly plain t<
hose who were at the recent trial
xh-ti proper that a statemen
bhould be made in regard to certail
eatNres of the case and why- tha
~tatemnent cannot be made by P. C
Smith. In the course of the argu
uient made by the attorney for th,
lefendant the following statement
mnd charges were made directly or b:
nsinuatio'n. though there was n<
:stiminy to support them:
ist. It was statedl that P. C. Smiti
xas a rich man, and T. -. Davenpor
i self-made man. who was p 'or hi
lHs bovho,d.(. As itf this had anythina
Iod with .iustice.
21nd. It is charged :hat years ag'
P. C. Smith shot Mr. Bela Manguw
3rd. It was charged that P. C
Smnith,. many years ago'. shot at or as
,:ultedl \lr. John Satte-rwhite.
4th It was cenar-:e( that .:ars a;.
I. C. Smnith aided in ki!ling neg~ree
md( throwing -hem inlto the river.
\\e desire ti- say that we arc abl
i st. That P. C. Smith wvas not
rich hov. butt that lhe wvas an orph a
zar e in lie: that he had to work fo
aliving. and that he too is a sl
made man. But wvhat has this tr' d'
dwe were p)rep)ared(t prY\e at thl
tria!. if any evidenice lhad been offere
'un the 51ubject byX the defense~5. that f
C. Smith not only did not shoot MI
Bela Man nm but that at the time
the shooting P. C. Smith was unarm
3rd. \\e are prepared to prove, and
were prepared to prove at the time of
the trial, if any evidence had been
i offered on the subject by the defense,
' that P. C. Smith not only did not
sh),t at Mr. John Satterwlhite. but
that he did not assault him. and that
- he did not offer to do anything but
defend himself when assaulted.
4th. We are 'prepared to prove, and
were prepared to prove at the trial,
if any evidence had been offered on the
subject by the defense, that P. C.
Smith did not kill an negro or negroes
and did not help to kill any negro or
negroes and throw them into Little
Ricer or any. other river.
t 5t-h. We are prepared to prove that
P. C. Smith has been regarded con
i stantly with esteem and love 'by his
neighbors and servants. and that he
F (lid not carry a pistol, even on his
These things we can show by in
contestable evidence of reputable wit
It seems to us that it was bad
enough for the defendant to shoot an
unarmed man with the evident pur
pose of taking his life; bad enough to
send that man back to his family
shattered' physically and seriously im
paired mentally: btr it was worse still
I for the defendant, not satisfied with
the work of his hands, to make an
effort through his attorney, and with
,lout any evidence to support =him, to
ruin the reputation of P. C. Smith by
fabricated charges that have no'
foundation in fact.
As to the resu.lt of the trial, we
have nothing- to say. The evidence
that was submitted to the jury in that
E trial was the evidence of honarable
men. It was not denied; and whether
the action of the jury was in accord
ance with the testimony is a question
for the public to decide, and nc a
question for us to discuss.
J. D. Smith.
I. M. Smith.
J. V. Smith.
Mr. Frank Tompkins. who holds
a lucrative position with the Balti
B more and Ohio railroad, being locat
ed at Connellsviile, Pa., is spending
his vacation in Edgefield. He stole a
march on his friends on Saturday
last by betaking himself to Saluda
where he and Miss Sudie Davis. the
eldest daughter of Mr. John B. Davis,
wvere maried. Mr. and Mrs. Tompkins
will spend a fortnight in Edgefield
with relatives and friends before they
leave for their northern home. The
scores of admiring friends of these
happ yon people are showering
-many congratulations and hearty
good wishes upon thiem.-Edgefield
A Newberry Boy Forges Ahead.
Among the recent additions to citi
zenship of Rome is Mr. S. D. Shock
1ey, who comes from South Carolina.
Mr. Shi' ckley is~a job printer in the
itruest sense of the word. IHe learned
I his trade years ago in the north. hav
mng w~orked for quite a while with
> oote & Davies in Atlanta. For the
.)past t.hree years. however. lie has
.ee with the R. L. Bryan Printing
-Co>. of Columbia. S. C.
Mr. Shockley comes to Romie to ac
, cpt the p 'si: ion of art compositor
with the Rome Publishing Co.. which
'irm is to be congratu1late'd uponi Se
Scring the services If such a good
man, as l-e will make a valuable ad
a 1! .rald. R \:me . a
Frederick the Great by t Arowinug
. away the package ofhdyni:e placed
. ear it byv the crank Rosseat: for the
ipurpose of demolishing it.
Good Meeting at Whitmire.
Sixteen persons have recently been
added to the Baptist church here as
the result of the recent meeting. Last
Sunday thirteen were added by bap
tism. Three had already been re
ceived by letter. Dr. Baghy of
Greenwood. assisted the pastor and
did most of the preaching. His strong,
earnest, able, gospel sermons will
long be remembered by our people.
We are looking forward with pleas
ure to the union meeting which is to
convene with us on Saturday and Sun
day next. J. H. P.
Letters remaining in postoffice for
week ending July 22, 1905.
D.-Rev. Noghey Dobby.
G.-Miss Mamie Grant, Mrs. May
H.-Miss Sudie Hance, Paston Hal
P.--Richard Pitts. Miss Inez Pope,
J. F. Powers.
R.-Miss Alice Redenburg (2).
W.-Mrs. Annie Williams.
Persons wishing to get these let.
ters must ask for advertised letters.
Chas. J. Purcell,
Eliza C. Martin has been appoint
ed postmaster at McPherson, S. C.
Rev. F. C. Hickson was the chief
speaker at an anti-dispensary rally in
If you are in need?of
anything in Men's Fur
nishing Goods, Shoes,
Hats, Pants, Under
wear, Hosiery, Hand
Suit Cases, Trunks,
Shirts, Collars and
Cuffs, Suspenders. I
have them that I be
lieve will please you in
both style and price.
If you are going away
for the summer, or will
be among the stay-at
homes. I have the
things you will want in
order to keep comfort
able. I will have bar
gains to offer y.ou in
all the departments
closing out broken lots
at less than their value..
If you need anything in Mens',
Women's or Children's Shoes,
look at my stock, I keep noth
ing but the best makes, and
those who have tried them once
call for some of the same kind
they bought before when they
come back again. It will pay
you to buy your Fall Shoes
early. In order to be able to
sell my customers their Shoes
at old prices I bought early and
have a good many of them
now in store. All the indica
tions point to higher prices
later in the season. Come
and see us whenever you need
anything in-our line, and let us
help you to save your money.
A. C. JONES,
Under Newberry Hotel,
July 12, 1905.