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HAMMETT MAKES REPORT.
Says Law Is Violated In Newberry
Gov. Heyward Will Not Place
Constables for the Present.
Chief Constable Hamme:t has made
report to Governor Heyward as a re
sult of his visit to Newberry. He says
the law is being violated in this coun
'Ey and thinks it advisable to send con
stables here. Governor Heyward,
however, will hold the matter up for
a few days to see .what the law and or
der league and the local authorities
will do about it.
Governor Heyward has been puz
zled to know what to do with the en
forcement of the dispensary law in
counties which had voted out the dis
pensary. At first his disposition was
'to remove the constables and to trust
to the people of the county to keep
-down the illicit sale of liquor.
Complaints having come from Pick
ens and Newberry counties, Chief
Constable Hammett was sent to those
districts to investigate. Upon -is
showing that the officials of Pickens
admit that the officials of Pickens
force the law, Governor Heyward or
dered constables to be placed 'there,
but :the Newberry situation was not
disposed of pending the action of the
Law and Order league of that county.
The constables in Pickens will bt
paid,out of the proceeds of a special
levy of a half mill in that county. Mr.
Hammett's report is as follows, ad
dressed to the governor:
"At your request I paid a visit to
-Newberry and Pickens counties last
week, and endeavored to gather such
information as would enable me to
make to you an impartial report of the
actual situation with reference to the
enforcement of the law, which report
I trust will prove satisfactory.
"At Newberry I conferred with a
nmber of the most prominent peo
ple, both for and against the dispen
sary, and from a careful review of
w1hat was told ,me I am led to 'believe
that :the local officials and the better
element of the citizens desire the en
forcement of the law, -and are en
deavoring to compel it in the city,
~but at the same time I am forced to
the conclusion thatr it is being viola
ted in certain parts of the county out
side of the town, and I would recom
mend that constables be placed in the
county where .it is necessary to pre
vent the traffic in whiskey as long as
it may deemed advisable.
"From Newberry I went to Pick
ens, where I founei about the same
conditions existing, with 'the excep
tion that I satisfied myself that liquor
is being sold in the towns as well as
in the country. Here, too, I inter
viewed a number of substantial and
-well-'posted citizens, eliciting from
them sufficient information to war
rant the above opinion. I learn that
the distillers are again active, an.d that
most of the whiskey being used is
"In view of t:he above facts, I rec
ommend that constables be placed in
Pickens county where necessary."
'Governor ,Heyward in a letter to
Mr. D. R. Coker of Darlington on the
15th of July stated his position on the
matter. He will give the people of a
county a fair trial before appointing
J. E. SPEEGLE DEAD.
The Cases Against Him Are Ended
So Far As He Is Concerned.
Greenville, S. C., October 17.-Un
der bail' with, several indictments for
misappropriation of the county funds
hanging over him, former County Su
pervisor J. E. Speegle, died of heart
diseases and Wright's disease, at i1
o'clock this morning at the 'home of
his daughter, Mfrs. Walter E. Hunt,
on Westfield street. He was 46 years
of age, and leaves his second wife and
eight children. He will 'be buried to
morrow at Springwood cemaery un
der the auspices of the Odd Fellows'
and t.he Woodmen 'of the World. He
had not left his bed since his return
from Hendersonvilile under arrest and
for the past few days has been uncon
scious. While he lay dying the legis
lative investigating committee was
probing his involved accounts.
According to the report of the state
superintendent of education, there
have been five hunderd and twenty
one rural Ihbraries established in this
state since the passage of the law in
SOUTI CAROLINA NEWS.
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throughout the State.
The Anderson Banking & Trust C-)
with $200,000 capital is being organ
The Woodmen of the World of An
Iderson have given $5oo to the Ander
The report that E. W. Robertson
the new president of the Union and
Buffalo cotton mills, would resign ic
Idenied at Union.
George Hill, the colored porter ol
the jewelry store in Greenville, has
been arrested, charged with stealing
large quantities of rings from 'his em
S. P. Harvey, late cashier of the
Atlantic Coast Line at Charleston,
has been acquitted of the charge ol
embezzlement. This was his second
trial, the first having resulted in a dis
agreement because, it is said, one of
the jurors stood out for conviction.
Policeman Corn has been arrested
in Greenvi4le on the charge of betting
on a crap game.
Governor General Luke E. Wright
of the Philippines, by reason of what
appears *to be a dissatisfaction with
the situation, will retire about the Eirst
of December, and return to the United
'A fire at Bamiberg on Friday even
ing, des'troyed the southern depot and
platform, six cars and their contents,
and two hundred and ten bales ol
coton. The total loss is from $4o,ooc
to $5o,ooo. It is supposed that the
fire -was started by rats.
Secretary of War Boneparte has
promised to visit Charleston on the
occasion of the presentation of a mag
nificent punch bowl to The protecte'
cruiser, "Charleston," which is about
to be placed in commission.
An election has been ordered in
Anderson county to vote on the ques
tion of retaining the dispensary sys
Mr. Julian Wilson, a highly resyect
ed white citizen of Indian Town
neighborhood of Wiliamsburg coun
ty, who was employed by W. P. Coop
er & Co., a mercantile firm, was found
dead behind the counter in the store
on,Saturday. He was struck on the
back of the head with some blunt in
strument. He was about fifty years
old, and has a large family. He was
the only~ man working in the store,
and slept in the building.
G. Raymond Berry, who was at one
time superintendent of education in
Marion county, and who was wanted
there for embezzlement, has been ar
rested in Tampa, Florida. He was liv
ing there with h1is wife and three
children under the name of R. W. Mc
intyre, and was a respected citizen
of that community, and his arrest
caused a sensation. He widl be brought
to Marion for trial..
The Emperor of Russia and the
Emperor of Japan, on 'Saturday, sign
ed their respective copies of the peace
treaty, thus officially ending the war.
There have tbeen two more 'hold-ups
in Columbia. Mr. William Halhiwang
er was held up in north Codumbia,
and robbed of two theater tckets, and
some small change. 'Mr. W. P. Helms
was held up near the Presbyterian
college, and relieved of about $6.oo.
Death of Mr. John Shepard.
M.r. John Sheppard dies1 at the 'home
i hi's daughter, Mr's. G. E. Connelly,
nea.r Chappells on the 17th aged 81
yer and 2 days. He was 'buried at
St. 1.ukes church near Prosperity on
16h3 18th, the funeral being conduct
ed by Revs. A. J. Bowers and S' P.
Koon. Mr. Sheppard lived for many
years at Helena.
He leaves three children-one son
and two daugh'ters-Mrs. G. E. Con
nelly, Mrs. J. Z. Salter of this county
-and Rev. J. W. S. Sheppard of Vir
His Fingers Cut.
Mr. -Geo. Wicker who works at t'he
Carolina Manufacturing company got
the ends of his fingers sawed in one
of the machines this week. The
wound wvas painful but he will no'r lose
any of hi-s fin'gers. It was dressed by
Dr. WV. E. Pelham, Jr.
A special in.vitation is extended to
all the ladies to come to the Hallow
een ppffy to be given by the ladies of
Ceritral Methodist church on the
night .of October 31st., and if they are
are not acquainted with.the "heartless
'man'' they will be introduced to him.
,his dctermin,atiw,n of tihc cot, n grow
er- and only urge a continuance :i
this spirit. Daniel J. Sully, the great
Wall street operator, says the cotton
mills can make money with 13 cen:s
Cheap Excursion Rates Via Southern
On account Charleston's Annual
Gala Week and Coast Fair associa
tion, November 6-11, 1905, Southern
railway will sell tickets from all points
within the state of South Carolina,
including Augusta, Georgia, at rate of
one first class fare plus 25 cents for
*che round trip, tickets sold November
4th, to ioth., inclusive and for tra'is
arriving in Charleston before noon
November 11th., with final limit No
vember 13th., 1905.
Southern railray will provide extra
coaches on all trains into Charleston
November 5th., to 12th., inclusive and
all who wish to Take advantage of the
exceedingly low rates can do so and
feel assured that plenty of room will
For additional information, call on
the ticket agents, or address R. W.
Hunt, Division Passenger Agent,
Charleston, S. C.
You may lead a fool to talk, but
you cannot make him think. .
After .reaching a certain age a
man begins -to make up this mind
and a woman begins to make up her
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND
OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
You will take notice that the un&r
signed as Executor of the last will and
testament of Ned Whitter, deceased,
will make a final settlement of he
said estate in te Probate Court on
November 15, 1905. All persons
holding claims againsc said estate
must present same duly attested to
the undersigned on or 'before said
Charles 3. Purcell
Executor of the last will and testa
ment of Ned Whfitter, deceased.
Newberry, S. C., Oct. 12, 1905.
State of South Carolina.
County of Newberry,
In tihe Common Pleas.
William P. B. Harmon and John P.
Harmon as executors, etc., of Wil
liam Pierce Harmon, deceased,
Keziah Harmon et al, Defendants.
By order of the court herein, I will
sell to the highest bidder, before the
court house at Newberry, S. C., on
salesday in Novem'ber, 1905, within
th e lega-l hours of sale, the following
described property, to wit:
/So much of the following described
lands as may be necessary to pay off
and -discharge such proportion of the
debts and costcs herein as are charg
able against the same; plats of which
will be on file in the master's office,
viz: all that tract of land known as
the B.en Nix place whereon William
Pierce Harmon resided at the time
of ihis death, containing one hundred
and seventy-five (175) acres, more or
.less, and bounded by lands of, or
formerly of, Henry M Dominick, 3.
Burr Stock.man and the Maverick
Terms of sale: One-third of the
purchase money in cash and the 'bal
ance on a credit of twelve months
with interest from the day of sale to
be secured by a bond of purchaser
and a mortgage of the premises -sold,
with leave 'to purchasers to anticipate
payment in wihole or part. Purchas
er to pay for papers and recording
H. H. Rikard, Master.
Master's Office, October 12, 1905.
EXECUTORS' SALE OF PERSON
At the late residence of Henry
Sheely, deceased, near Little Moun
tain, we the undersigned executors of
said deceased will on tfhte 1o day of
November, 1905 at 1o o'clock a. m.
sell the personal property of which
said deceased died se.ized and possess
B. F. Sheely.
J. A. Sheely,4
In rhe Connmion Pleai.
J. M. Schumpert and V. C. Shealy. as
administrators of Marv Ann Monts.
deceased: Jane R. Schumpert and
Frances E. Shealy, Plaintiffs.
Connie Ophelia Derrick and Mary
E6h,el Derrick, Defendants.
By virtue of an order herein I will
sell before tthe courthouse at Newber
ry on Saleday in November, within
the legal hours of sale, to the hghest
bidder, the following tract or parcel
of land lying in No. Ten 'ownship,
containing Seventy-two (72) acres,
more or less, and -bounded by lands
of W. C. Shealy, W. A. Counts, J. M.
Sease and Jacob S(healy.
Terms of sale: One-third of the
purchase money -to be paid in cash,
the balance on a credit of one and two
years in equal annual installments,
with interest from day of sale. Pur
chaser to pay for papers.
H. H. Rikard, Master'
Master's Offi.ce, Oct. 10, 1905.
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ES
TATE OF THE PROSPERITY
HIGH SCHOOL ASSO
Pursuant to and by authority of a
resolution passed by the stockholders
of the Prosperity High School As
sociation on the 5t1hi day of September,
1905, we, the undersigned committee,
will offer for sale at public auction
before the Court House at Newberry,
South Carolina, on Salcday in Novem
ber between the legal hours of sale
the lot of the Prosperity High School
Association in the Town of Prosfber
ity, South Carolina, whidh said lot
will 'be 'divided into four lots, plats of
which can be seen at the Bank of
Prosperity on or after the 23rd day of
October, 19o5, and will be exhibited
on the day of sale: said lot being the
one on which the old Prosperity
High Sdhiool building stands.
Terms -of sale: Cash. Purchaser 'o
pay for papers.
Dr. J. S. Wheeler,
L. S. Bowers,
W. A. Moseley,
A. G. Wise,
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