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j.Le Movements of Many People,
N.wberrians and Those Who
Mrs. P. C. Gailliard has returned
-from a visit to relatives at Pendleton.
Miss Pearl Osborne, of Lexington,
is visiting Miss Ellie Huiet.
Mr. L. W. Jones went over to
Cokesbury on Saturday.
U. S. Marshal J. D. Adams was in
the city yesterday.
Mrs. W. E. Merchant, of Jalapa. is
visiting her father's famil.: at Green
SiIe La'la and Ella \orkman
visi:ed Mrs. A. T. Brown the past
Mss Rubie Miller, of Trenton, is
visiting Miss Eunice Abrams in the
Mr. Otto Klettner returned yesrer
day from New York where he had
been to purchase his fall goods.
Misses Carrie and Margaret Gibson
retur1.ed on Saturday from a visit to
friends at Rock Hill.
Rev. J. E. Beard left yesterday for
Harris Lithia Springs to spend a
Messrs. Cole L. Blease and Cannon
G. Blease returned to Saluda on Mon
Miss Kat- Hendrix has returned to
her home .L Cross Hill after a pleas
ant visit to relatives in the city.
Miss Annie Bynum returned to
Florence on Saturday to resume her
position in the graded school at that
Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Jones returned
on Friday from Lancaster where they
were called on account of the illness
of Mr. S. B. Jones' mother.
Miss Margaret Gibson has been
elected teacher at Smyrna for the
next year. Th.e session will open on
the first day of October.
Miss Eunice Halfacre returned c-i
Saturday from a pleasant visit to
friends in the lower section of this
county. While there Mrs. A. J.
Bedenbaugh gave a most delightful
at home in honor of Miss Haifacre.
Miss Nellie Stack who has been
with her sister Mrs. Bernard Carlisle
during the illness of Mrs. Carlisle's
little one and who so tenderly and
lovingly helped to nurse the little
one until th.e end ca-me returned on
yesterday to her duties as professor
in the TDue West Female college.
NewbMrry has recently lost by
death two of her best citizens-Mr.
J. WV. M. Simmons and Mr. T. 3. Mc
Crary. When such men are taken
away, the community sustains a loss
of the most useful men and an affic
tion of bitter bereavement. In these
times when, more than ever, good
men .are needed, it is sad to contem
plate the removal of such from the
scenes of their busy life. Such men
make the world better, and when they
depart the world misses them.--Lau
Mr. R. A. Abrams, principal last
session of the Walker McElmoyle
school in this county, left today for
his .Uome in Newberry, to spend sev
eral days 'before going to Staunton,
Virginia, where he has accepted the
offer of a chair on the faculty of the
Staunton Military academy. Mr. T.
H. Russell of this city is commandant
at the same school, which is one of the
largest and finest preparatory schools
in the country, with students from
nearly all the United States. Mr.
Abrams is a graduate of Newbery
college and a teac'her of proved abili
Wants E. H. Aull for Governor.
Wh.ile on this subject we want to
say that we would be glad to see El
bert H. Aull, our state president, in
the race for governor. His views
Suit us. and he'd make a good one.
If it could be left to the membership
of the South Carolina State Press as
sociation, Col. Aull would be unani
mously elected to any office within
the gift of the people 'to which he
might aspire. But we believe he will
be satisfied th,is time to be the next
THE DISPENSARIES CLOSED.
Inspectors Check Them Up-Every
thing Found Correct-Small
Stock on Hand.
Upon an order from Commissioner
Tatum Inspectors W. J. McCart,ha
and W. N. Nichols came to Newberry
on Saturday and Inspector Mark
Floyd to Prosperity to check up the
dispensaries and to :lose them up
and ship out the stock. Senator
Blease. we understand, had written
Commissioner Tatum requesting him
to send the inspectors here on Sat
urday to check up and close up the
There never was any intention on
te part of any one to contest the
election or to do anything to thwart
the will of the people in this matter.
They voted out the dispensary and
every one wants the will of the people
obeyed. And just as soon as it could
be done after the election was declar
ed the dispensaries were closed. We
now have prohibition in the .county.
The stocks at all of the dispensaries
were vty much r-du:ed and while
we have not the figures at the Pros
perity dispensary we understand it
was probably a little larger tha-A at
the Newberry dispensary.
Mr. McCartha checked up the books
and stock at the Newberry dispen
sary. He found everything in good
shape and a stock of $1.057-85 on
hand most of which was shipped to
As was stated Mr. Floyd checked
up the Prosperity dispensary and
found everything in good shape.
Mr. Nichols checked up the beer
dispensary and everything there was
in good shape and some $204 worth of
beer on h.and which was shipped out.
At the Newberry dispensary $57
worth of whiskey was sold Satur
day morning before the checking up
We suppose the dispensaries in this
county were run as well as any in the
state and Messrs. Chappell, Beden
baugh and Baxter have had no com
plaints made against them.
There were a good many people
who wanted- some of Ehe "life saving"
stuff on Saturday but they came too
late. It is said the business in apple
cider was very good on Saturday af
tet the disptrisaiies were closed.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
Sh.eriff Buford made settlement
with the county treasurer for the de
inquent taxes he has collected on
The board of directors of the New
erry cotton mill will hold another
neeting of the board on the 11th of
ctober to elect a successor to Mr.
McCrary on t,he board.
Inspector W. 3. McCartha came
back to Newberry yesterday and gave
Mr John Henry Chappell his receipt
n full settlement as dispenser. Mr.
'happell had turned in about $4 too
uch which was returned to him.
The ladies of the Presbyterian
church will conduct a rummage sale
in the new store room of Mrs. Rebec
a Paysinger on Main street on Fri
day and Saturday of this week.
Siclley and Summer have about
ompleted moving to the granite
front on Main street and are now
ready for business and will be glad
to see their friends.
Mr. J. H. West is putting new plate
glass front in his store room recently
ccupied by Shelley and Summer and
hopes to have his furnittre stock
moved by next week.
Magistrate B. B. Hair held court in
ewberry on Saturday and tried Lou
ella Jones for violation of contract
and gave her 30 days in jail or pay
$50. She decided to board with Sher
iff Buford for the next thirty days.
TheMicCrary cornet band serenaded
President Z. F. Wright at his resi
dence on Saturday nig.h.t. After some
inspiring music the members of the
band were invited in and some re
freshments were served.
The board of directors of the New
berry cotton mill met yesterday to
elect a successor to Mr. T. J. Mc
Crary on the -board. No election was
had and another meeting will be call
The annual session of the Reedy
River association will be held in the
First Baptist church this week, be
ginning on Friday morning. The in
troductory sermon will be preached
SAD TRAGEDY IN SALUDA.I
Senator Eugene S. Blease Kills His
Brother-in-Law and Former
When ic was announced here on
last Friday evening that Senator Eu
gene S. Blease had killed Joe Ben
Coleman everyone was surprised and
shocked for both were well known
in this county, the former having been
born and educated here and the latter
well known. They both married sis
ters, daughters of Mr. James Herbert
of 'Saluda county. Mrs. Coleman has
been dead for about two years.
The following is a synopsis of the
terrible tragedy as written for the
state hv Mr. William Banks including
the fIllowing statement by Mr. Blease
"Saluda, S. C., Sept. 9, igo5.-The
death of Mr. Joe Ben Coleman on yes
terdav was caused on account of tUhe
discovery by me of intimate relations
existing between Mr. Coleman and
M-1r. Blease immediately gave him
self up to the sheriff and is still in
William Coleman a brother of the
deceased did not care to make a
statement and the deceased though
he was conscious for several hours
from the time .h.e was shot until his
death at 3 o'clock the next morning
made no statement.
At the county jail there was no
difficulty in having an interview with
Senator E. S. Blease, who was sur
rounded there with sorrowing rela
tives, and at the moment that tie re- c
quest for information was proffered ,
he was giving a statement under oath :
to Magistrate J. H. Etheredge. Mrs. I
Blease was present, at the same time a
and had given an affidavit. These affi
davits could not be obtained, and the i
only expression was -that which Sena- c
tor Blease subsequently dictated to I
one of his attorneys and was .h-anded c
to the ccrrespondeit of the State by I
his brother. Senato~r Cole L. Blease,
and one of his attorneys, Mr. B. W.
So far as can be learned, Senator
Blease was.not informed of the con- e
ditions which led to. the homicde t
until the very .day.of rhe shooting. It t
is stated that .he then became aware, d
through reliable channels, of the fact
that incriminatig correspondence
had passed and. he- at oncc drove to
t'he home of h,is father-in-law, five
riles jn the country, where his wife
and their little girl of seven years
had been stayirig for a while. Mrs.
Blease is said to have said enough
to convince Senator Blease that his
suspicions were not illfounded and he C
came back to Saluda in a terrible
state of mental agitat-ion. Some have
said that he was drinking at the time,
but those who saw him soon after the
tragedy say not.
When he arrived at the store oft
Coleman, Webb & Co., H. G. Crouch,
who married a sister of Mrs. Blease~
and of The late Mrs. Coleman, was a
witness of wihat happened. There is 1
no record of what Blease first said I
to Coleman, but he subsequently
threw upon the counter a small der- 11
ringer and declared vehemently that t
the country was too small for Cole- e
man and himself both and he chal- r
lenged Coleman to fight it out. Cole- ~
man showed an indisposition to take r
p 'the challenge in the spirit in which c
as offered and Blease then drew a t
agazine pistol. Mr. Crouch seized r
Blease and begged Coleman to get I
away. This Coleman did without de- a
lay. His courage was unquestioned. ~
and there may have been motives of h
other than that of seeking personalt
safety which caused him to try andP
avoid mortal combat.
Coleman got out of 'th.e front of the
store and had made his way about
fifty feet down the street when Blease l\
succeeded in freeing himself and b
sprang out of t.h-e doorwvay and beganS
firing. It was just abouft dusk and h
there were perhaps fifty people in ti
the immediate vicinity, but Provi- c
dence seemed to direct all of the S
shots at the figure which excited a
W\hich shor told first upon the mark t
it is impossible to state. But the pow
erful engine of death inflicted several
wounds upon the body of Joe Ben
Coleman and any one of :he three
might have been mortal. Coleman'I
was just turning the corner when the
first shots were fired, two in close S
:ontinued to fire even at his pros
:rate form. Two of the shots were
:ired at such close range that they
;truck the pavement in an almost per
)endicular direction. One wound was
n the right shoulder, ranging with the
)ody; another entered near the right
2ip and came out about the navel;
tnd a third entered a little more to
ard the front of the abdomen. The 1
-evolver showed five empty cham
>ers. The supposed wound on -che
iand was but an abrasion where Cole
nan fell upon his useless arm.
Those who first approached the
nan upon whom it was evident that
leath had set its seal found lying
iear him a small derringer. This was
aken in the excitement to Coleman's
core and those who had picked it up
ld had handled it were so much agi
ated that they could not say that
ither of the two barrels had been
isc-harged but were sure that The
iammer was raised. This was not
he derringer wxhich Blease had offer
:d to Coleman as a means of defense
Lnd the two revolvers are lying in
he store of the deceased where they
vill be taken in charge by the officers
)f The law.
Among Senator Blease's relatives
vho visited him at the jail were his
Lged mother, who drove over from
sewberry, 24 miles, Friday night: his
)rother. Senator Blease, and Magis
rate Blease of Newberry and his
ister. Mrs. Julius R. Eison of Colum
>:a, and Mrs. Eugene Blease and her
He is survived by two small chil
[ren. Mrs. Coleman, w.ho was Miss
daude Herbert, died two years ago.
rs. Blease was formerly Miss Saluda
-lerbert. Mr. Hardy Crouch married
. third sister and Miss Pearl Herbert
as been recently appointed post- t
nistress at. Saluda. These are the
hildren of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Her
ert of Saluda county, intelligent and
stimable people who live on the Sa
Joe Ben Coleman was .32 years old
nd was a member of the firm of
oleman, Webb & Co., which had a
ood trade in Saluda county. He was
hairman of t,he county board of con
rol and he and Senator Blease had
ieen close political allies as well as
evoted personal friends.
Senator Eukene Blease graduated
rom Newberry college in 1897 at the
ge of 17. e settled in Saluda coun
y teaching school near Bouknight's
erry and boarding with the family of
r. J. W. Herbert. Here he married
t the age of 18, and then studied law. 1.
-Ie was superintendent of education
f the county at the age of 21, sub
equently was electced to the house of.
epresentatives and later to the state ;
enate. He acted as editor of the Sa.
da Sentinel for several months. He a
as had a successful law practice and t
te and Coleman were regarded as
wvo of t.he mos: estimable young men
No tragedy has saddened the peo- j
le to a greater extent than this one.
n the grave tomorrv; will lie the body
fa young man in the full vigor of
fe but yesterday. In the jail, in de
ention, is a young man whose speech
s in the state sen-ate last winter
lade for himself quite a reputa:ion
mong senators: and there by the
oadside as one leaves the little village S
f Saluda for the nearest railway sta- e
ion on the line of t.he C. C. & A., 14 1
iles away, is a cottage upon whose d
orch chambers the morning glory
nd the Cherokee rose, while signs j
f domesticity indicate that all is
appiness wit.h.in its confines, but a
here indeed sorrow has taken its e
A Sad Death.
Little Mary, the youngest child of ]
f. and Mrs. Bernard Carlisle, of
iewberry county, died last Sabbath. C
he has been sick seven weeks; she ~
ad the best medical attention and all
at loving parents and grandparents p
an do, but it was all of no avail
he was about one year old, and was y
very sweet attractive ch.ild. The
'resbyterian extends its sympathy toy
2ese friends in this their time of 1,5
rrow.-A. R. Presbyterian. I g
Married Sept. 6th, 1905. at the Wecs
:y Memorial church in Atlanta, Ga..
iss Maggie Graddick of Anderson,
.C.. to Mr. F. M. Martin, of Aflanta. r
SLASHED HIS WIFE.
.Iayne Moore Cuts His Wife Severe
ly on Shoulder and In Back.
On Saturday night about 9 or io
)clock Hayne Moore, colored, and
iis wife got into a quar
-el and left their home. When in the
ieighborhood of the bridge over the
-ailroad on Boundary street Hayne
-lashed a gash on the arm of his wife
tnd cut her several times on the back
md shoulder. Her wounds were
;titched up by Dr. W. E. Pelham, Jr.,
nd while serious are not considered
atal. Moore was arrested and gave
)ond to await the result of the
Letters -remaining. in postoffice for
veek ending September 9, 1905.
B-Mrs. Artie Bodie, JohnieBowles,
drs. Josephine Bolar.
C-Mrs. Annie Caldwell, Mrs. Lou
D-Miss Ann Davis,. Lucy Davis,
E-Dr. E. F. Early.
F-Mrs. Essie Freeman.
G.-John Garlington, Mr. Willie
J-'Iiss Emmie Jenkins, Mr. J. V.
L-Mr. Wall Levaston, Mr. Elisha
ise, Mrs. Lou. Lyles.
M-Mr. Mack McClain, Mrs. Fran
:is Mott. Mr. Abraham Mathew.
P-Mr. Thos. Payne, (2).
R-Mr. Horace Rivers.
S-Mr. Allen Sanders, Jim Scoct,
T-Miss Ellor Thompson.
W-Mr. A. Luiser Wiskins, Vistory
righit, Mrs. R. H. Wise.
Persons wishing to get these let
ers must ask for advertised letters.
C. J. Purcell,
..Hair & Havird.
.fHave soq rare bargains in their
ine and-a dollar.at-their store, as the
>urchasirig., public - al;eadyr knows.
oes a long ways. T.filti'he place
rou are looking for. Read their~prices
>n the third page of this paper and
Mayme-"You told me Jack was
dious and tiresome, and you had
iven him his walkng papers, yet you
eem to be trying to make up
Maybelle- "Not at all. I'm -merely
~oing to show t!hat skinny old maid
fa Mag Billiwink that she can't get
ON'T WIAIT until you need a tonic,
take Shaw's Pure Malt and guard
.gainst nervous collapse. For sale at
Banisters' new Fall Shoes in Pat
nt Leather, Vici and Gura Metal Calf,
Lst receiver at A. C. Jones.
Children's school shoes for Boys
ud Girls just received at A. C. Jones.
Boys' new fall suits and overcoats
Lst received at A. C. Jones.
If you want to fit your boy out for
chool in a suit, hat or cap at tche low
st prices. A. C. Jones' store is the
lace to get them. All new and up to
ate in style.
ISS KAYTHE-RN FLOURNEY
has returned to the city and will
gan be in the Millinery Department
f Hair & Havird.
COLUMBIA CLOCK FREE with
$1.oo cash purchase at Hair. &
,ADIES' HATS-A pretty lot of
Ready-to-wear hats for Ladies and
:hildren at Hair & Havird's.
EARL BUTTONS-5oo dozen pearl
buttons, worth io cents for 5 cents,
er dozen at Hair & Havird's.
[OTICE-Stop and take a look at
W. T. Tarrant's show window and
o will see the best bargain in a
> cent shirt made. Every shirt
uaranteed to be full 36 inches long
rd perfect fitting-Wili take pleas
re inl showing the line.
R. W. Hutchinson
with WV. T. Tarrant.
'ON'T FAIL-to see the shirts W.
T. Tarrant is offering for 5o cents.