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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as second class matter.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1905.
The Press Party.
Aug. .5, On Board "Starlight" ii
Arizona-The glorious sunrise of
the morning of the 4th was opened t<
view the plateau of Colorado, with ai
elevation of some 4,000 feet abovi
he sea level, every mile carrying u
into higher and higher altitude, witl
grander and grander views of moun
tain ranges and passes, the twii
Spanish peaks being beautiful fo
miles and miles to our right, and ii
the distance could be traced patche
of -snow in far-away peaks of thi
Passing the alfalfa fields, tneloi
patches and sugar beet farms thte lat
ter growing to be quite an industry
the Racon range looms up before u
with Trinidad, the fourth city of Col
orado, at its base. This city is th
center of a large coal, coke and woo
industry, immense herds of shee
grazing upon the thousand hills, an
going westward the adobe fr.its ani
Mexican settlements are first seen
wretched looking homes for a shift
less looking people. These adobe
are low mud daubed houses with fla
roofs of the same. and curtained o
uncurtained windows as the case ma:
be. In fact we were told that th
Indians are a more thrifty peopl
than these Mexicans.
The stations and hotels at Trinida<
and other cities are all built in the Ol<
Spanish mission style of architect
ure, some stone, and some more liki
pebble-das'h. with a long processioi
of arches. all roofed with the pic
turesque red tiling, the cool depth
of their large rooms and corridor
being exceedingly refreshing. whei
we have some moments to wait.
To mount the Raton range require<
three powerful engines for our trail
of twelve coaches, and the engini
just behind our car was said to bi
the second largest in thLe world
though all of them in this countr:
are uniformly large and powerful. I
is quite marked, too, how careful i:
this Santa Fe road of the smalles
detail that will add security to th<
travel, every -bar and bolt in ead!
coach being sthoroughly examine<
be'ore starting up this steep grade
and every trestle having guard rails
besides the best ballasted road eny
The scenery is indescribale an<
many of the party took kodak pie
tures of the mountain fastnesses. a
our long train of cars wound abou
and ever upwvard, at one time makin
a righit angle in its own length. Then
down came all the windows, for
half mile tunnel down grade brough
us out into the territory of New Mex
ico. Here the landscape is brillian
hued, the verdure clad slopes. th
stretohes c prairie, the distant range
the fleecy clouds against the blues
of skies, all bringing forth exclra
'tions of admiration from all 1' ild
During the afternoon we passet
m-any small towns with most pi
turesque names. "Navajo" being quit<
familiar to everyone in the populai
son-g. but it is a little more thvan an2
of us will attempt to pronounce then
all. Soon aiter passing between th<
steep cliffs the Apache canyon (whici
four years ago, we are told, was forta
feet deep in water) t-he ruins of ai
old Spanish mission was pointed ou
to us. the crumbling walls having re.
sisted entire decay for over a century
The story goes that the Indians at
tacked this mission in 1800 and mas
sacred the Catholic sisters and thei
children, only one Sister with two o:
the litle pupils escaping to a nearby
cave, unknown to the savages. anc
sowere later rescued by friends
Tis cave is right by the track anc
is half hidden now by rhe limbs u
a tree .though the mouth appeared tc
upon a cliff is still another cave con
nected with the early history of thih
section. and it contains several rooms
though they are seldcm entered non
for fear of wild :'ass, which abound
among the mounrains.
Now we whirl past an Indiar
pueblo. or village with the cutest
11iien the adobe and zometimes mere
dugouts which some one may call
home. and the herds of cattle and
sheep seem to grow larger. alt'hough
the way is strewed with bleaching
bones. One is more and more im
pressed with the advantages of civi
lization and what a railroad thas done
for this country only recen.ly freed
from strife between the whites and
Indians, there now remaining in New
Mexico 9.500 Pueblo Indians. 4.000
1 Navajos. and 1.350 Apaches.
Thus, passing on south-westward.
the pretty 'town of Las Vegas is
glimpsed, then Santa Fe some miles
to the north, and by evening the city
of Alberquerque is reached after
crossing the Rio Grande. rather small
so many miles from its mouth. This
proves one if t'he most interesting
stops in this unknown country, for
the elegant railway hotel in its at
tractive Spanish architecture con
tains the largets collection of Indian
relics and products yet seen. Beauti
ful they are, too. Navojo and Moki
- weavers at -their looms, potters at
their clay. silversmiths and basket
a makers at their work. withi delicate
- specimens of bead work, drawn work.
cane carving, burnt leather. and a
thousand interesting things. even a
model of an Indian pueblo is ar
1ranged. with its short ladder leading
- the upper apartment. The Indians
" themselves are curiosities to us with
- t heir gay head dress and short
kirts, and their feet and legs to ihe
knee wound about with strips of
cloth. Some of these women and
girls were sitting on the pavement
selling the delici-us albuquerque
(apricot) for which fruit the city is
named, and delicious they were. too.
Here some of the party became ac
quainted with Mr. Perlstein. of
Orangeburg county. S. C.. who is in
the newspaper business. and says trhe
new town of r0.000 in'habitants is
most cosmopolitan, though the old
Mexican quarters remain as they have
for decades, the present generation
keeping up the traditions of their
i Traveling all night through a rug
ged country, we pass into Arizona,
at Winslow crossi:g t+h1e Little Colo
rado river, and leaving to our left
the forest of petrified wood, the coun
t try we traverse being still rough,
with scarce'y vegetation enough to
tsupport a few cattle, it looks like.
SThe so oil here is of volcanic origin.
i and not far away is seen :he mouth<
of former craters in the mountains.
,There are many ranches , however,
.and brown stone quarrying is also an
- industry, wfhile later in the morn:ng
we reach vast forests of the white
I and vellow pine, see the immense
lumber plants and long trains of
nothing but lumber.
Today for the first time jack rab
bits were see,. with ears almost asI
long as their bodies, and for days be
fore on the plains hundreds and hun
dreds of prairie dogs perched upon
their little mounds or scampering
t r.ither and thither. The cow boys
in their sombreros took evident de
light in "'showing off" for t-he pas'sing
trains, as well.
*Canvo- Diablo. a s-teep gorge
across which we passed on a trestle,
is very impressive, although nature
s marred by large lettered advertise
ments upon the fare of the huge
rocks below us. At an elevation of
7.355 feet the Arizona divide is mark
ed. and our course is slowly down
grade until we reach Williams, tihre
j-:nction for the Grand Canyon, abot
rntor power in our engine, and after
spending a short while among the
curios displayed, and looking at a
pn of native animals,-coyotes, fer
nr1s, wild cats, porcupine, swift, with
bushy tail, more like a squirrel
x proceed on our way north to :he
nder of the ages.-the Grand Can
y n of the Colorado rver.
I ~M. WV. M.
BRIDGE TO LET.
Notice is hereby given that I will
be at Sandy~ Run Creek on the Bel
fast Road at 10 o'clock. a. mn.. .on
Thursday, August a4th. for the pur
pose of letting out the contract to the
lowest bidder for the construction of
a wooden bridge at said place. plans
and specifications of which will be
e:ibted at :faat time.
J. Monroe WVicker.
A p est:Supervisor.
r. H. Do;inick. Clerk.
Blanchard F. McGhee. presiden
and manager of the Columbus Paper
company. and also a prominent citi
zen ,f Columbus, Ga.. committed sui
cide Thursday morning by shooting
him-self through the temple with a
revolver. No cause is assigned fot
"Make haste slowly" is the mottc
of the messenger boy.
NOTICE TO STOCKHOLDERS.
Notice i's hereby given to the stock
holders of The Pomaria Oil Mill
that by order of the board of direc
tors a meet'ns of the stockholder.
wil! be ,1d at the said mill at ?''
maria, S. C. on the 13 day of Septem
ber :o -)'cloc!: a. m. to consider
reso:.tto-n to authorize the presideni
t. horrov- thir*'en thousand dol1;
for the Pomaria Oil Mill, and to se
cure the same by executing its bon:
and mortage of its franchises anc
property. real and personal. All stocl
holder, are urged to be present in per
son or by proxy.
Ben. M. Setzler, President.
Notice Of Sale.
Sale of assets appraised as doubt
ftl and wort-hless.
Notice is hereby given that unde
an order of the probate court fol
Newberry coun:v the undersigned a
administratrix of the es-tate of \Vil
liam T. Cofield. deceased. will sell
for cash. at the late residence o
said deceased, on Monday. the 28t1
day of August. 1905, at ii o'clock a
m. t1e following notes or assets be
longing to the estate of said deceased
to wit: one note on S. A. Jeter for th<
principal sum of eighteen dollars
with accrued interest thereon: also
note and mortgage on E. S. Ohandle:
and F. T. Cofield for the principa
sum of six hundred and fifty dollars
wit'h accrued interest tln'ereon. Thes<
notes and mor-tgages will be exhibitec
on day of sale.
Fannie T. Cofield,
We will furnish a first class barbe
cue at Mr. A. B. Piesters' on Dr. J
B. Simpzon's place near Bachmar
Chapel, August 18, igo5. The public
is cordially invited to atcend. Din
ner.will be served in first class order
J. D. H. Kibler,
D. E. Halfacre.
Barbecue at Old Town.
We will give a first class barbecue
at the residence of J. WN. Sanders, one
half mile from Old Town, on Augus1
18. Dinner 35 and 40 cents. Severa
prominent speakers v21 discuss the
dispensary question ::nd~ oth-r issues
of the day. Conveyances ;!l be pro.
vided for those who come on train
Ropp & Saders.
STREET DUTY-LAST NOTICE
All omrsons in th.e town of New
lerry. who are liable to road duty and
have not paid their commutation tax
are notified to report to the street ov
erseer in front of the opera house
August 16, 1905, at 9 o'clock in the
forenoon, to be assigned to work or
the streets. Those failing to comply
with this notice will be summoned
for trial. Geo. B. Cromer,
August 7, 11905. Mayor.
Sheriff's Delinquent Tax Sale,
State of South Carolina,
County of Newberry. J
B Y VIRTUE OF AN EXECUTIOI
to me directed by Jno. L. Epps,
Esr., Treasurer of Newberry County,
I will sell on Monday, the 4th day oj
Setemnber, 1905, (Saleday) at New.
be: ry Court House, the following prop.
L ot in town of Helena, assessed tc
Nancy Edwards, bounded by lot of
Nancy Edwards, in Helena, bounded by
lots of W. S. Langford, M. L. Wicker,
Desoine Bates and Geo. Maffett estate.
Tract of Land in No. 8 Township,
containing thirty-six acres, more or
less, assessed to Laura Prince, bounded
by lands of S. P. Crotwell, Richard
Thacker, Tom Tete, and Dry Creek.
Tract of land in No. 11 Township
containing two hundred and twenty
three acres, more or less, bounded by
estate of David R. Hipp, Mrs. Lucy
Hendrix and waters of Broad River.
TERMS OF SALE-Cash. Purchaser tc
pay for papers and stamps.
Sale of personal property for delin
quent taxes will be advertised later.
M. M. BUFORD,
Sheriff Newberry County.
Sheif's Offie, Aug. 14, 1905.
We have a
smart and daint
fords, Tans anc
that we are selli
means a rare
liable shoes for I
When in ne
C.c& U.S. A
THE PLACE FOR ]
JNO. M. KINARD, 0. B. M
Capital $50,000.00 --
Does a General Banking
Pays 4 per cel
We Solicit Yc
While it lasts it goes for
Best Patent, Cotton,
Best Half Patent, Cot1
Best Straight - -
We are h aving a big ri
to remind the public we
and summer goods, has
nice new effects.
Dont be misled by loud advei
and red hot prices, and a comr
Moseley Bros. are in the lead, a
the place to trade. Some are c
off. They are just about getting
y stock of Sum
I White Shoes
ig at cost. This
stylish and re
he least money.
ed of Shoes
AYER, Z. F. WRIGHT,
y, S. C.
- - Surplus $30,000.00
1t. on Savings Deposits.
R OF THAT
on - - - $5.60
:o, - 4.75
- - - 4.65
in on Flour. We want
are leading in spring
ring full line, knobby,
tisements, we have the goods
iarison will convince you that
nd for an all round bill, and is
utting prices 10 to 25 per et
in line with our prices then.