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The Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Miss Belle Epting is viitng in
Mrs. Henry Adams is visiting rela
tives at Chappells.
Mr. W. A. Hill made a short visit
to Laurens this week.
Mrs. Viola Adams of the county,
is visiting Mrs. J. C. Sample.
Miss Gussie Kibler is visiting rela
tives in Prosperity this week.
Mr. Renwick Carlisle is visiting
friends and relatives in Union.
Miss Belle Fox. of Chester, is vis
iting Mrs. Geo. D. Davenport.
Mr. Jas. A. Bowers, of Atlanta is
in the city on a visit to his parents.
Miss Ida Hueitt, of Columbia, is
visiting Miss Ellie Huiett ir the city.
Miss Grace Harmon, of Prosperity,
visited friends in the city this week.
Dr. W. E. Belcher. of Knovville,
Tenn., is in the city on a v;sit to his
Mr. W. C. Tyree returned to the
city yesterday after a vacation to
Mrs. W. A. Hill and daughter,
Miss Lucy, are visiting relatives at
Mrs. A. T. Brown has returned from
an extended s*ay in Hendersonville,
Misses Pearl McCracken and Lu
cile Dickert are visiting friends in
Clinton this week.
Miss Kate Summer, of Union, spent
several days in :he city this week
Misses Morsie and Sara Hayes
and Miss Lucile Boozer are visiting
relatives in Laurens.
Mr. M. A. Carlisle returned home
yesterday from points in Virginia
where he went on a vacation.
Mi-s Lillie _Mann has - returned
orhve, after a pleasant visit to rela
tives in Columbia and Fairfield.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Summer are
home from a pleasant visit tco the
mountains in North Carolina.
Mrs. WV. B. Oxner and children, of
Maybinton, are visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. G. WV. Pearson.
Dr. J. M. Henry, of Monroe, La.,
who is visiting 'his relatives in town
will preach in Central Methodist
c!hurch Sunday at r1i o'clock
Prof. Edw. S. Werts is here on a
visit to relatives in the county. Prof.
WerEs is in charge of a higth school
at Memphis, Tenn.
Miss Eldora Williamson returned
home Wednesday from New York,
where she has been attending the sum
mer sdhool at Columbia university.
Mrs. J. H. Hair left yesterday for
Baltimore and other northern mar
kets where she will purclease a com
plete line of mil1inery for Hair and
Havird. She will be gone about two
Mr. R. H. Weloh formerly a mem
ber of the Newberry bar, has formed
a copartnership in Columbia with
Hon. G. Duncan Bellinger and Mr.
Chas. E. Commander, for the prac
tice of law. under the firm name of
Bellinger and Wealch.
Death of P. J. Stephens.
Mr. P. J. Stephens. of the Dead
Fall section. died at Glenn Springs
Wednesday night where he was spend
ing the summer for his health. His
remains were brought tro Newberry
yesterday afternoon and interment
was at Mt. Zion church. Rev. I. A.
McDowell conducted the funeral ser
Meeting at Unity.
The summer meeting will begin at
Unity on Saturday at 11 a. m. On
Sabbath there will be preaching at I'
followed by the Sacrament of the Sup
per. Lunch on the grounds and a
Chas. M Boyd.
A good line of Men's Working
Shirts, Overalls and Pants at A. C.
FIRE TUESDAY MORNING.
Residence Occupied by Mr. Theo
Long Destroyed by Flames.
The residence owned by Mrs. Al
ice Goggans and occupi-d by Mr. H.
Theo Long's family was destroyed by
flames early Tuesday morning about
one o'clock. The fire is supposed to
have originated from ashes left in
The fire department responded
promptly but the flames had gained
such, headway before it was discover
ed that the building could not be
Most of the household goods of
Mr. Long were a complete loss as
there was no insurance. The build
ing was insured for $350.
Mr. Long has been presented with
about $6o.oo in cash by his friends
to help defray ihis losses.
MR. HAIR AT WHITMIRE.
Institued Fine Pocahontas Council
for The Ladies-The Officers.
Mr. J. H. Hair was in Wlhitmire
last evening and while there institu
ted fine Pocahontas councils for the
Ladies of Indian Creek Tribe of the
Improved Order of Red Men. This
council is named Wy-No-Na Council
No. 9, and has 32 members. The fol
lowing are the officers:
Prophe*tess, Miss Mary Jones; Po
cahontas, Mrs. A. J. Holt; Wenno
na!h, Miss Nora Ballard; Powhatan,
Mr. A. J. Holt: Keeper of Records,
Mr. J. E. Lattimore; Keeper of Wam
pum., Miss Mary Jeter; Collector of
Wampum, Miss Hattie Porter. These
are some of the best women of Whit
mire and promises to be one of the
finest Degree of Pocahontas councils
in the state. There are only nine of
these councils in the s-ate and Mr.
Hair has instituted five of them.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
Rev. J. N. Isom will preach next
Sunday at Whitmire church on the
There will be a school picnic near
Mr. J. J. Sease's 'Eomorrow, and tihe
public is cordially invited to attend.
There will probably be some speeches.
.The Ladies' Aid soc'ety of the
Lutheran church of tbc Redeemer
will meet with Mrs. WV. G. Houseal
Tuesday afternoon at five o'clock.
Mr. J. H. West is putting four
handsome plate glass windows in :h-is
store. The glass measure 9 feet and
are the largest in the city.
Miss Leila Fulmer, of Coluumbia,
is clerking in Summer Bros. dry
The Florida and West India Limit
ed a vestibule train of the Seaboard
passed the city Wednesday, going
north as The track on the main line
was impassible somewhere along the
The Woman's Foreign Missionary
society of the Methodist churcdh' will
meet next Monday afternoon at 5
oclock, a full attendance is desired.
There wIl be a picnic at Beth Eden
church August 31st. The public is
cordially invited to attend and bring
well filled baskets. Barbecue hash
will be served.
Mr. M. B. Caldwell showed us an
interesting peach limb yesterday. The
limb was 4 or 5 feet long and full of
peaches of all kinds and sizes-some
were ripe and others were ripening,
while still others seemed as if the
buds had dropped off only a week
What Dr. Scherer Says.
"I have traveled far and observed
the operation of various laws in vari
ous sections. and if tihere is any
worse 'solution' of the liquor ques
tion than the dispensary system as
it exists in South Carolina today, I
have yet to find it." This is the opin
ion of Dr. Scherer, president of New
berry college. a man of wide know!
edge of economic problems. whose
ideas have been strengthened by
travel. study and observation.
Banister's Fine Shoes for Gentle
men, for fall and winter.. Jijst receiv
THE DISPENSARY SIDE.
Another Card From Senator Cole. L.
Blease to the Voters of Newber
To 'Ehe Voters of Newberry coun
ty: In view of certain rumors I have
decided to call your attention to the
On the dispensary issue, when you
go to the ballot box, take with you
your registration certificate and your
tax receipt. Of course, those who are
not subject to poll or other taxes last
year will not have to show any tax
receipt. You are not required to have
any special registration certificate for
this election, as has been reported.
It has also been rumored th-at if the
dispensary is voted out when the dis
pensary is closed it will also close
the club rooms. That is not true. If
the dispensary is vo'ed out the vote
does not affect the clubs. They re
main just th-e same, because they are
chartered institutions by the state,
and cannot be affected by this election.
Your tax levy is now 2 1-2 mills
for county purposes. If the dispen
sary is voted out it will be, necessari
ly, 5 1-4 mills. The loss on dispen
sary profits for the remaining months
of this year will cause a deficiency
in the present fiscal year. whidh will
also have to be met by the levy for
the next year. Besides this we will
lose all the money which we have
been receiving from the state dispen
sary fund for our public schools,
as this is provided in the Brice bill.
as is also the additional half mill
I tax. In the town of Newberry the
county levy, of course, will be as
above. The town will lose over $6,
ooo revenue from the dispensary,
which will raise the town taxes,
h.ich of necessity. will raise the
rents of property, and cause a hard
ship upon tho Vh - a,e compelled
to rent. The town ta.< is already very
high. We also have a license on all
businesses, and very recently we had
to l'ave an electiou to vote bonds for
past indebtedness. Vote out the dis
pensary and the burden becomes
greater both upon the tax-payer and
1his tenmts. -s
Under the dispensiry ta* the coun
ty gets one-half and the town ene-half
Before the dispensary la* was passed
the town got $5oo from 'ach bar and
the country $ioo. High, license will
bring about this same condition. And
that is what many of the present
antidispensaIry men are fighting for,
and not for prohibitionl. It is imprac
ticable; you all know it, and it has
been proven a failu everywhere, it
been tried, as the record will clearily
Remember, as I have called to your
attention before, we pay three mills
tax levy for educational purposes.
The negro receives a large amount
of this money. If you will make an
examination you will find that the
negro buys by far the largest pro
portion of the whiskey from the dis
pensary and pays the least part of
the taxes, and in this way only we re
ceive back in part the sdhool money
used by his children.
W\hat are the conditions of the dis
pensary in this county? A few days
ago Dispenser Chappell was checked
up by the state inspector. He had
done $30.oo0 business since he took
hiarge of the dispensary, and there
was found a difference of 49 cents in
his favor, as may be verified 'by his
books and his account at the Nation
al bank. ICan the conditions in New
berry be improved? The dispensary
is run right, the business is well
managed, and the people are satis
fied; why should we change it? Af
ter 'the dispensary, then what? That
question has not yet been answered.
Newberry is not responsible for con
ditions at other places, but can look
ut for herself, and if our conditions
are good, why not let them alone?
Individually, I have made this fight
without any reward or hope of re
ward. I have done what I believed
o be my duty to the people who have
elected me to represent them. I have
done what I have done simply and
solely for their interests, and I have
the consciousness of having done my
duty, notwithstanding the abuse which
has een heaped upon me. behind my
hack. by cowards. and the falsehoods
tat have been circulated ahout me by
my eemies. The matter is with you.
Act well your part. There all the
Cole. T. Blease.
Saluda County Dots.
Saluda, August 24.-The good folks
of Saluda have decided that we are
having to 1 much riain. :neo iit1
We have had a season of barbe
cues, picnics and now protracted
meetings are being held all over the
county by every sect and color. You
can see people going in every direc
tion. One old darky when asked why
they had so much' preaching replied:
"we hires our preacher by de year.
And we specks him to preach, when
we thro de crap-fur shure."
Miss Edith Hogg, of Newberry, is
visiting the Misses Sanders.
Mr. George Lever, who now owns
the "Old Livingston place" has pur
chased a saw mill. He is ready to
furnish lumber on short notice. A
saw mill was needed here.
The R. F. D carrier made his
first trip on tl,e 15th from Dupont to
Bouknight which accommodates some
who formerly had to go some distance
for their mail.
Mr. Johnson of Virginia, is in
company with Mr. S. Ruff, canvass
ing the county, taking orders for
mowers, harrows, etc. Mr. Ruff sold
quite a number last year.
Considerable complaint is made
about the negligence of the ferryman
at Bouknight's ferry. People go
th.ere and find no one to put them
Mrs. Oxner, of Newberry, is visit
ing her daughter, Mrs. Fannie Ruff.
There is going to be a school
library at Corinth. Mrs. D. C. Smith
has raised the required amount and
hopes to have the library ready for
the fall school term.
Mrs. Ida Hutchinson, of Newberry.
is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Alice
Mrs. Mary Ruff and daughter, af
ter a pleasant week with relatives,
have returned to their home in Lex
Mr. James Havird, of near Bates
burg, is on a visit to friends and rel
atives at Havirdsville.
There will be baptism at Salem
Baptist church the second Sunday in
Miss Emma Werts is visiting rel
atives at Johnston.
Miss Carrie Werts will go 'to New
berry 'to attend school. She will
make her home with her cousin, Mrs.
,Carroll Ramage, Esq. and wife,
spent a few days with home folks.
Mr. E. Earle Pearsall, who served
three years in the Phillipine Islands,
has joined the army again and has
gone to Columbus, Oh-io. He likes
army life. .
Miss Callie Ramage visited her
nephew, Carroll Ramage, Esq., one
IA certain young man was outc late
:n Sunday night or rather Monday
morning. He seems quiet and pre
occupied. He took out his mule and
went to the field. Some time in the
forenoon, some passers by saw him
plowing bareheaded and his straw h'at
neatly tied on his mule's head and
he was heard to murmur: "I must
take good care of this mule as he'll
have to work for two next year."
Mrs. Norah Ruff and Miss Sue Ray
Pearsall went to Newberry shopping.I
on Monday. A. P.
West End News.
Quite a num'ber of improvements
are being made in the Newberry Cot
ton mills. A cement floor is being
put down in -the basement of the old
part of the mill, and twenty are
lights have been ordered-16 to be
placed in the basement of the weave
room, 3 in the machine shops and one
in the slasher room.
Mr. Hampton Hiller's little son,
James, was acciden'tally shot wh~ile
playing with a pistol Saturday night.
James and a playmate were left at
home by themselves and James went
and got his uncle's pistol, saying he
was going to shoot at a mark on the
wall. Taking a rest on his right arm
o hold the gun steady, it accidertally
went off, the ball entering just above
the wrist and ranging upward, coming
out at -the elbow. The wound is not
serious, and the little sufferer is get
ting along nicely.
There were several articles stolen
fom El e citizens of West End Sat
urday ight. Mr. F. H. Campsen
had a Rambler wheel number 275.674
stolen. and Mr. C. M. Bouknight had
a pair of shoes stolen from his house.
There is no clewv to the robbers.
says The Alleged Conversation Never
Took Place-He has Offered No
Baltimore, Aug. 23.-Samuel J. Lan
han makes vigorous denial of the
qixson charge of attempted bribery
n the South Carolina dispensary in
estigation, referring to which he said
"If the witness is reported correct
y, I want to make an unqualified
lenial of the truth of the testimony.
"I know Mixson, he made an effort
:o connect himself with our house,
>ut we wouldn't have him. This
a.t may account for his testimony.
know of no other reason for it.
"Our house has done a large busi
iess with the dispensary every month
or the last four or five years. In all
>ur dealings there I have neyer of
ered a bribe or other than a legiti
nate inducement to transact business.
never offered Mixson $30,000 or any
)ther amount. The conversation
which he is reported as testifying to
iever took place and t'he incident he
peaks of never happened. It is a
*abrication, pure and simple. I posi
:ively deny its truth. If there is a
ay of making denial stronger, I
would like to know it, so that I might
make use of it."
News From Excelsior.
Excelsior August 24.-The two
months summer term of school will
Mr. Ira Nates of Columbia is visit
ng his fat-her's family.
Cotton is opening rapidly and pick
ng has been commenced.
Mr. J. H. Dominick is making some
mprovements on his dwelling.
Miss Maggie Shealy, of Newberry
as been visiting Miss Carrie Cook.
Miss Alva Waters, of Jalapa, is
spending a few days with Mr. J. C.
Mrs. T. L. Wheeler has been suf
Eering several days with a rising in
Mr. Willie Kinard has opened up a
regular basket factory at his house on
the road, and is turning out some nice
Mrs. J. D. Lorick and daughter,
Miss Jessie, have been visiting rela
tives at Irmo.
Mr. Wiltie Blanton, wife and child,
of Graniteville is visitlig her father's
Famly, Mr. A. A. Nates.
Rev. Jas. D. Knard, of Cameron, S.
C., spent Wednesday night with his
brother, Mr. H. J. Kinard.
There will be a Sunday School pic
rlic at Mt. Pilgrim church on Friday
the rst day of September. Public in
vited to come and bring well filled
baskets. ' Sigma.
I have just opened our new Fall
loves. A large assortment, includ
[ig large Gauntlet Gloves for mill
men, railroad men, and working men.
Prices right. Come and See them.
A. C. JONES.
FOR SALE-,200 bushels choice
western red rust proof seed oats.
Just arrived. We offer, while they
last, at 55 cents spotc cash. Buy
quick 'before the advance. Moseley
Bros., Prosperity, S. C.
I have added to our stock for fall
a magnificent lineC of Clothing for
Men, Boy's and Children.. All new
and up to date. Come and See them.
A. C. JONES.
WANTED-Girls to do light sewing
on power machines. No experience
necessary. Wages paid while learn
ing. Clean, lightc work. Good board
ing place. Whitmire Mfg. Co., Whit
mire, S. C.
MONEY TO LOAN--We negotiate
loans 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 &
We are showing our new style fall
and winter hats on our counters to
day. Best styles and best values in
the city. A. C. JONES.