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Pastors Who Will Fill The Pulpits In TIhe
Cokesbury District The Ensuing
The assignments of the Metho
dist preachers for the ensuing year
were made at the session of confer
ence in Spartanburg late yesterday
A special to The Herald and
News gives the appointments in the
Cokesbury district and th.e assign
ments of the pastors now located in
Newberry, as follows:
Presiding Elder-W. T. Duncan.
S Abbeville-P. B. Wells.
Cokesbury-S. D. Vaughn.
Greenwood-M. B. Kelly.
Greenwood and Abbeville Mills
-J. M. Lawson.
Kinards-To be supplied by J.
Newberry, Central-B. M. Grier.
Newberry, O'Neall Street and
Mollohon-J. B. Kilgore.
Newberry Circuit-A. H. Best.
Ninety Six-A. J. Cauthen.
Parksville-J. A. Peeler.
Phoenix-J. R. 'Copeland.
Princeton-W. E. Barre..
Prosperity-H. W. Whitaker.
Saluda-R. W. Humphries.
Verdery-O. L. Durant.
Waterloo-J. L. Ray.
Whitmire-J. N. Isom.
President Lander College-J. 0.
Student Vanderbilt University
J. H. Graves.
The Rev. J. E. Beard, who has
been serving the Newberry circuit,
s transferred to Donald's, and as
seen. the, Rev. J. H. Graves will go
to Vanderbilt university.
The Rev. Mr. Zimmerman goes
to Columbia. as financial agent of
The Sunday school of the First
Baptist church will have exercises
Christmas eve night consisting of
songs and recitations. There will be
an offering for the aged ministers.
The public is cordially invited. The
exercises will begin at 7 o'clock.
Mrs. Frances K. Bundrick of Po
maria brought to our desk yester
day one of the largest purple top
turnips that we -have ever seen. It
weighs eight pounds. Who can
Go to Maves' Book Store for
Mayes' Book. Store is the place to
buy your wedding presents and
The Lutheran Sunday School.
The members of the Sunday
school of the Church of the Re
deemer will meet on Wednesday
and Friday afternoons of this week,
three thirty o'clock to rehearse the
music for the Christmas service to
be held next Monday evening. An1
interesting program is being pre
pared. There will be a Christmas
tree with gifts for the children of*
the orphanage. . Every member of
the school is asked to bring some
gift for the orphans. The children1
of the school wvill not be forgotten.
Christmas at St. Philip's.
There will be a Christmas enter
tainment at St. Philip's church on
Tuesday afternoon December 26th,
commencing at 2 o'clock. The en
tertainment is given by the Wo
man's MVissionary society. There
will be an interesting program ren
dered by the young people of the
neighborhood., After which there
will be two short addresses.
There will be an admission fee
of ten cents. The proceeds to go to
wards painting the church. The
publi is cordially invited.
THE POMARIA FIRE.
An Estimate of Loss -s and Insurance
Merchants Going to Rebuild and More
Up to the present. there seems
to be no definite clew to the origin
of the Pomaria fire of last Wed
nesday night. As was stated in
Fridav's issue of The Herald and
News, the fire commencd in Aull &
Hipp's store, and those who were
first on the scene say that. while
the second story-the south-east
corner-was already ablaze. there
was vet no fire .on the first filoor
That the fire did not originate from
the ctove, seems to e proven by
this, for the stove was near the
middle of the building; besides,
there had been very little fire in the
stove since early the previous morn
ing. It is hardly probable that the
fire was started by rats, for the
matches were not kept in that part
of the building; besides, in a gro
cery aid dry goods store the rats
could easily find something they
would like better than matches. It
was .a very damp night, too, and it
would not have bcen easy to start
a fire in this way. A more plausible
theory is that the store was entered
by burglars and robbed and that
they set it on fire to cover their
The losses, not covered by insur
ance were considerably greater than
were estimated in our last issue.
The insurance rates in Pomaria are
so high-in most cases as high as
seven per cent-as to be almost pro
hibitive, and this accounts for the
small amount of insurance carried
by some of the firms. That so small
a proportion of the goods were
saved is due t6 the fact that for a
long while the most strenuous ef
forts were required to prevent the
ware houses from catching, and that
all efforts were directed to this end.
By accomplishing this, not only
their conteAts were saved, but alsoI
property of the Southern railway
to the amount of about $10,000 in
otton, b)uildings, etc.
The following is an approximate
i correct estimate of the value of
he property destroyed, the amount
>f insurance carried, with the total
loss above insurance carried inr each
Aull & Hipp, stock $9,006, insur
aince $4,000 ; building $1,000, mn
surance $200: net loss $5,8o0.
Setzler Company. stock $12,000,
insurance $6,100o: building $1,000,
insurance $500: net loss $6,400.
C. HI. Counts. sitock $4,000, in
surance $2,0oo, goods saved $300;
net loss $1,700.I
Fellers, building $700. no mnsur
ance: net loss $700.
W. E. Koon, stock $1-500, no in
surance; net loss $1,500
Joln A. Summer. Jr., building
$400 insurance not stated.
Wilson and Graham. stock $3.
500 insurance $1,700, goods saved
$60 ; building $600. insurance $400 :
net loss $1,940.
Hentz Bros., stock $8,ooo, insur
ance $4,0oo, goods saved, $1,.500;
building $8oo, insurance $5oo; net
Total value property destroyed
$40,640. Insurance $19,400. Total
net loss $21,240..
The books of every firm were
saved, all the papers in each safe be
ing found in good condition, so
there should be no trouble in adl
justing the insurance.
In addition to the above losses,
of course each firm suffers seriously
in the interruption of its business
just at this season of the yrear when
such business is usually most profi
Despite their losses, the Pomaria
peopl are not broken in spirit by
their great misfortune, but they
have already set to work, with ,a
splendid courage. determined to
huii(l a big-ger and heur town on
the ruins of their pesent disaster.
Even while the buildings were yet
burning, orders were being sent by
wire to various parts of the country
for goods to supply place of those
that were then going up in smoke,
and within less than twenty-four
hours of the origin of the fre, plans
were on foot to erect sub.staltial
fre-proof structures of brick' and
masonry to takc the place -f the
dangerous woodren structure, t lat
had been consumed. Such a spirit
of fortitude and determination not
only merits the encouragement an(l
support of every person in the comn
munity, but it likewise insures for
the little town even greater pros
perity and success in the future than
any she has ever enjoyed in the
Of those who suffered from the
fire, the following firms -are con
tinuing their business, temporarily,
at the places named: Aull & Hipp in
their ware house (which was saved
with goods worth about $2,500)
the Setzler Co. in their ware house
(which was saved, wyith goods
worth about $rgoo) : C. H. Counts
in his cotton seed ware house:
Hentz Bros. in W. W. Berley's
ware house: and Graham & Wilson
in a cotton seed ware house.
The variois firms of Pomaria
have requested the publication in
The'Herald and News the follow
C.\RD -OF TH.\NKS.
We, the. undersigned merchants
of Pomaria, wish to express to the
citizens of the community our most
sincere thanks for their heroic ef
forts to save our property from de
struction in the recent fire here, and
we desre to' assure each of them
that their kindness will always be
most gratefully remembered.
WVe would ask all of our friends
and customers to stand by us in our
efforts to rebuild the business that
was swvept away by our recent mis
fortune, to continue the generous
patronage wvith which they have
hitherto favored us. and to feel as
sured that we shall use every effort
to show our appreciation of their
kind support by giving them the
very best goods possible at the low
est prices. W'e further wish to i.s
sure all of our customers that if
any of them may have made ar
rangements for the coming year
with any' one of the undlersigned
firms that may be temporarily out
f business, they will be taken care
of. Especially do we wvish to urge
all against whom we may have out
standing accounts to recognize our
urgent necessity by coming forward
at once anhl paying at least a part
of what they are due us.
We are glad to be able to an
nounce to our customers, and the
citizens of the community, that, in
s)ite of. the recent disaster, we are
still in. a position to supply their
wvant, and that they do not need to
go elsewhere to purchase even their
Christmas goods. With the goods
that were stored in the ware houses
and those that were rescued from
the buildings which were burned,
together with the brand new mer
chandise that is comning in by ex
prdss and freight on almost every
train, we hope that none of our
friends and custorners will feel that
they need to go elsewyhere for any
thing they may wish to buyl. Es
pecially do we invite all to come
here for bargains in the goods that
were slightly damaged by handling
at the time of the fire: and to bring
their cotton here for the very top of
Merchants and Business Men of
ANOTHER NEGRO KILLED.
Marion Abrams -hrev.- Locust Ct Dave
i ugh -Pugh 'hcs Hir With Fatal
Near \hitmire onl Saturday
several. negroes were out hunting.
They visited a locust tree. One
throws a locust at his companion
whereupon his companion lifts his
gun to his shoulder and fires with
fatal result. 11ey had apparently
been riends. There is no evidenc
of a g1uarre!. There is no evid ence
Of aWmotiVC. The folloxwing- is the
testimiOny at the inquest:
l1nry Thimas being sworn said
tlat n D-)cember !6. i)o. with
Aloo Ep7, \Vade 8yrd, Nathan
iel 'T'homas, Will Reed. Dave Pugh
an(l Marion Abrams saw Marion
Abrams walk up to and throw lo
custs at Dave Pugh. and Dave
I Pugh put his gun to his shoulder
and shoot Marion Abrams.
Alonzo Epps swore ihat lie went
hunting with Nathaniel 'Thomas,
Henry Thomas, Wade Byrd, Will
Reed and Marioi A-i-tams and stop
ped at a locust tree. He heard a
gun fire. looked a+ound a'id saw
Marion Abrmiis fall. Said he could
not swear who did the shooting but
that Dave Pugh's gun wa about
three feet from Marion Abrams.
Will Reed swore that he, with
Marion Abrams, Alonzo Epps.
Henry Thomas Dave Pugh, Na
thaniel Thomas, Wade Byrd wei-e
at a locust tree on Green Thomas'
place, thati'he saw Marion-Abratms
throw n locust at Dave Pugh and
saw Dave Pugh when lie put his
gun to his shoulder and shot Mar
W'Vade Byrd swore that he, and
Henry Thomas, Nathaniel Thomas,
Alonzo Epps, Will Reed, Dave
Pugh and Marion Abrams wvent
hunting. He didn't see ~Marion
Abrams throw locust at Dave~Pugh,
for he was not there when the
shooting took place.
Nathaniel *Thomas-swore that
he with Henry Thomas, WVill Reed,
Alonzo Epps, Dave IPugh and-Mar
ion Abrams went huin.ting, came by
a locust tree, heard a gun shot. He
din't know whose gun it w~as or
who shot the gun. That when he
saw the gun it was not cocked.
Dave Pugh pointed the gun at him
and had the gun cocked. He told
him to puit the gtmn down from his
shoulder, didn't know whether lie
let the hammier dlown or not. He
saw him point the gun at Will Reed,
didn't hear Will Reed sayv anyth.ing.
Dr. Sims testifiedi that' he had
made an examinatio~n of the dead
body of Marien .'brz:.s and
found that lie camne to his death by
a gun shot made in the left temple.
An inquest wvas held on Sunday
)y Magistrate A. J. H-olt and the
jury returned a verdict "that the
aforesaid Dave Pugh in manner and
form aforesaid Marijon Abramrs
then and there did wilfully kill."
Dave Pugh is a half witted ne
gro boy about sixteen years old. He
made no effort to escape, and prob
ably does not realize the conse
quences of his act. He was brought
to Newberry on Sunday. and is
now in jail where he will remain un
il the next term of court, then to
answer the charge of murder.
Law and Order League..
President R. T. C.. H-unter dle
sires it stated that a meeting of the
executive committee of the New
erry county Law andl Order league
will hld( a meeting at New~berry on
Salesday, January 2, immediately
after the sales. The meeting will
be held in the court house. All the
members are earnestly requested to
R ~v. S. I. Zimmerman x
n asr f the Newhe1)rr\
\er hdas b.en elcted fini
agen0t of ColumbHia CollegeC and(
theref re. not )e returned to
Newberry station. I )uring his s
in Newberry Mr. Zimmerman h
made many trien(Is who will regre
that h1e is not to be with us for a
:ther Vear. the imit alloved
Durig his pasturate hIre he has
bui - a d arnge and he
leas :e curc i most excellent
ile is an able preacher and has
miany fr?ibndes outside of his own
The selection of him by the con
ference, as financial agent of Co
lumbia college is a very wise one
and will prove a good thing for the
The Herald and News wishes
him abundant success in his new
Miss Ethel Houston in "Robin
LOST, Strayed or Stolen-One
gray mule 15 hands high, 9 years
old. Left Duncan place, No. 4 town
ship December 6, Reward -if re
turned to A. T. Brown's stables.
J. C. Duncan.
IF YOU HAVE a good gentle
horse you wish to swap for a
mule see me Jas. F.' Todd.
WANTED-The pndersigned will
buy mineral and timber lands.
Give as full description as possible
in first -letter and mail me small'
specinmems of minerals. Address
- B. F. A. Saylor,
Asheville, N. C., Box 357.
IT'S VALUE in sickness' hass been *
tried and proved. In the home
it is not safe to be without it.
Shaw's Pure Malt. For Sale at
LOST-At Vaughnville last Sun
day, a lady!s gold wvatch, hunt
ing case, monogram on watch, "0.
W.,on fob "J. W.". Send infor
mation to Miss Oehlese William
son, Vaughnville or this office.
CAR LOAD MULES-AT
Knighton's stables. Call and see
them. -A. L. Knighton & Co.
FOUND--The Rigibt Place to Buy
Furniture at Shelley~ & Summer's.
WANTED-Your collars and
cuffs to launder. The Laurens
Steam laundry is represented at the
Herald and News office and your
patronage is solicited. Satisfaction
MONEY -to loan on real estate in
Town an'd County. Apply to
Mower & Bynum,