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VOL XLII. NO. 141 NEWBERRY. S.*C. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22. 1905. TWICE A WEEK, S1 50 A YEAR
THE NEWS OF PROSFERITY.
A New Lutheran Churehr-Secret Order 1
Elections-The Prosperity Drug Com
pany-Personal and Otherwise
Prosperity, December 21.-At
,he annual election of the Wood
men of the Word held on the first
Thursday the following officers
wqre elected for the-ensuing year:
Consul Commander, A. H.
Kohn; Adviser Lieutenant, S. D.
Duncan; Banker, W. W. Wheeler;
,Clerk., T. A. Dominick; Escort, J.
B. Wheeler; Watchman, A. Z.
Counts; Sentry, J.- Arthur Counts;
Manager, 3 years, J. S. Wheeler;
Manager, unexpired term, R. C.
Counts; Physicians, J. S. Wheeler
and J. J. Dominick.
The camp will have a banquet on
the night the officers are installed.
The president of the Law, and
Order league has called a meeting
of the executive committee at New
berry on Tuesday, January 2,
(Salesday), 19o6. All who can,
As we write the Christmas feel
ing is aborad and we,wonder how
many will dishonor the day and
who will honor it.
Grace Sunday . school having
started a fund for a new church has
been joined by the church council,
who at their last meeting decided to
build a new house of worship. We
have been an advocate of a new
church from the beginning and we
wait and hope to see a nice new
church here in the very near fu
ture. Grace (Newville) congrega
on was organized in 1855 or 1856
d a church building was erected
1858. It will be a fitting round
ing out of the first fifty years of
the congregation by the erection
next year, 1906, of a new church.
We are requested to announce
that there will be a Christmas tree
at St. Luke's on December 27, and
that all who desire eetn put pres
ents on for their friends, relatives
and ?. The exercises will be in the
morning at 11i o'd:k.
The exercises in Grace church
wil be Mond .: even.tg -Decea .kr
7th. Ever:.'b. dy is invited to fhc,
All the boys and rgirls who are
away :from home at school andi
teaching will be home titis week
excepting the Winthrop girls, who
will have no home-going. We wish
them much good cheer and hope
they will enjoy their Christmas din
ner to the fullest extent.
At the annual election of the
Knghts of Pythias the following
officers wvere elected for the ensu
C. C.. C. T. Wyche; V. C., A. H.
Kohn ; Prelate, Jacob S. Wheeler ;
M. A.. J.*D. Quattlebaum; M. W.,
A. Z. Counts: K. R. & S., F. E.
Schumpert; M. E., J. F. Browne:
J. G., L. C. I?ferchant: 0. G., J. P.
C.annon: Trustees. L. S. Bowers,
A. H-. Hawkins, E. N. Kibler: Phy
sician, T. I. Bedenbaugh.
The Lodge will have a banquet
with adldresses one night during
the first week in January. at which
-time the officers-elect will be in
stalled. There is work ahead for
the lodge and the first meeting
-night in the new year should bring
out quite.a large attendance.
1r. T. L. Sease will leave in a!
ew davs for Lake City, Florida,
o spend the winter with his
laughters, Mrs. julian and Mrs.
Rev. M. 0. J. Kreps was called
:o Columbia on Tuesday by the
leath of a nephew.
Rev. C. M. Boyd, having re
;igned the pastorate of the A. R. P.
:hurch here, will go early in the
1ew year to his new field of labor
it Anderson, S. C. We regret
rery much that Mr. Boyd has .de
:ided to leave us. He had endeared
iimself to all our people and in our
iumble opinion his place will be
iard to fill. While we regret his
oing we are glad that he goes to
o large a field of usefulness and
ve wish him abundant success in
is new field. Prosperity's loss is
We learn that Rev. J. J. McKain
,vill not be returned to this circuit
>ut will go to the western part of
:he state. Mr. McKain had made
nany friends in the two years' work
ere and he will be missed.
Mr. J. L. Wise has been confined
to his room for some days.
The Prosperity Drug' comxpany.
as received its charter and is now
a regularly chartered institution.
The board o..directors are Drs. G.
Y. Hunter, Jacob S. Wheeler, J. I.
Bedenbaugh and J. J. Dominick.
The officers are Dr. J. I. Beden
baugh, president, secretary and
treasurer; Dr. J. S. Wheeler, vice
Dr. C. E. Traylor has arrived and
assumed the 'duties of pharmacist
at the Prosperity Drug company.
Mrs. R. L. Gaston left on Wed
nesday ito spend Christmas with
Mr. Gaston's parents in Blacks and
her. sister in Richmond, Virginia.
Miss Erin Kohn will return from
Hickork, N. C.. to spend the holi
days at home.
Mr. S. S. Birge is doing nicely
and is said to .be practically well.
He is expected home next,- week.
His many friends will be glad to
know of his recovery.
Mrs. A. B. Bro.wne and Mary
Lizzie and George went to Colum
bia Monday to visit their uncle.
Mr. S. S. Birge.
Our folks are in the midst of the
Christmas trade and all are doing
their "level best" to sell.
Rev, and Mrs. C. M. Boyd have
gone to Due West to spend the hol
Mrs. Lizzie DeWalt has return
ed from a very pleasant visit to
Miss Sonn, of Lexington coun
ty, is visiting her cousin, Miss Ju
lia Ann Sonn at Capt. J. B. Feller's
The election for officers of the
Prosperity Lodge A. F. and A. M.
was held at last meeting.
Dr. G. Y. Hunter, W. M.: A. N.
Crosson, S. W.; WV. T. Gibson. J.
WV.: N. H. Young. treasurer: F.
E. Schumpert, secretary:; C. M.
Harmon, S. D.: J. F. Browne, J.
D.: S. C. Barre. Tyler.
Messrs. A. G. Wise and C. F,
Lathan have gone wvest for mules.
They will be gone about a week.
The weather is paying .its debt
to us now. We don't know to ever
have experienced a itore dreary.
dismal, rainy day than Wednesday
was. It has been a great factor
in nullifying the Christmas trade.
Married by Rev. S. P. Koon,
Mr. -arI Rankin. of St. Luke's
and -.\ Iss Jeanette Feagle. of Ala
Mrs. V. A. Moselev and Misses
Lula. Lena and Jessie Moseley at
tended the Carlisle-Kennedy wed
Misses Leckie and Rawl. the
teachers in our graded school will
spen(l the holidays at their respec
. A iss Nannie Simpson will spend
the holidays with her parents.
Messrs. J. C. and Jones Quattle-'
baum, of Statesboro. Ga., have been
on 'a visit to their brother, Mr. J.
D. Quattlebaum. While here they
bought a lot of mules to take back
Mr. J. D. Quattlebaum attended
the Tri County fair at Batesburg,
last week and won the 2nd prize
for the best pair of mules and 2nd1
prize for best driving.horse.
Mr. J. L. Quattlebaum of Bam
berg will spend Christmas with his
mother in our town.
Miss Leah Boland leaves for At- i
lanta Friday to spend the holidays
with her grandparents.
Rev. H. W. Whitaker the new
Methodist minister is expected here
by the new year.
The R. F. D. boys will observe,
their only holiday on January 18.
They will spend Christmas on the
Mr. L. A. Sease went to Clem
son college Tuesday to attend a
meeting of the board of trustees.
Mrs. J. F. Browne's music class
will give a recital early in the new
year. Program will be given later.
The latest~ from Mr. S. S. Birge
stated that he .would be permitted
to be up a little on Sunday and
would be permitted to return home'
the last of next wveek.
IProgramme of exercises of Grace
Sunday school Monday evening,
Quartette, Silent Night.
Processional, Merrily Onward.
Song, by school.
Exercise, The Wise Men.
Song, by school.
Class Recitation;~ Miss Eva'Les
ter and scholars.
Song. by-boys, "He is King."
Recitation. Miss Mary Wheeler.
Song, four little girls, "Church
Song, by school.
Motion recitation and song.
Infant class exercise.
Song. by school.
Collection song. "Merry Mission
Organist. Miss Eva Lester.
SALUDA VOTES IT OUT.
Big Majority Against the D)ispensary
in County Aeross the River.
Saluda on Tuesday voted out the
dispensary by a big majority. Comn
plete returns are not yet in but it
is stated that the majority against
thdspnsary is very large.
CAPT. MITE HELD UP.
Kr. Moote Refused Hold Up Hands and
Highwayman Fired, But Missed Aim,
An unknown highwayman, wear
ing a long black overcoat which 1
reached to his feet and enveloped
his body, and with a pair of auto
mobilists goggles over his eyes, at
tempted to hold up Capt. E. S.
Motte. the well known Southern
railway conductor, near the corner
of Ehnwood and First avenue, at
8:40 o'clock Tuesday night and'
when Capt. Motte grappled with
him the local Raffles fired at him at
a distance of a few feet and ran,
making his escape.
The young man passed Capt.
Motte without speaking and after
taking two or three steps beyond,
suddenly turned and in-a gruff
voice ordered the conductor to stop,
and at the same time commanded
him to put up his hands. Capt.
Motte, thinking that he recognized
the voice of an acquaintance and
that it was a jest. turned and aske(?
what he meant by such behavior.
Another stern order to throw up
his hands brought him .to a full
realization of the situation. He de
manded to know who the man was,
but was told that if he did not put
up his hands the robber would
shoot. Instead of doing as he was
told, Capt. Motte dashed at his as
sailant. attempted to overcome him
but the unknown retreated out of
his reach and threatened to kill him
if he did not throw tip his hands at
once. In his efforts to gct a hold
on his man he. caught the robber's
pistol by the muzzle but it slipped
through his hand. Seeing that he
was unable to get his hands on the
elusive crook and thinking that he1
might get him in reach by subter
fuge. Capt. Motte held his hands
partly up and told the gentleman of
the goggles, if he wanted them any
higher he could come and put them
up; but instead of doing so he or
dered the captain to turn around.
This strategy having failed, he
again rushed at the young man,
but his grasping fingers came just
near enough to feel the goggles on
the manl's yes and to cose without
taking hold of anything. The
would-be highwayman leaped back
out of reach and at the same time
pulled the trigger of his already
cocked revolver; there was a blind
ing flash and a report, but the bullet
fortunately went wide of its mark
and tihe robber turned and ran at
full tilt towvard Elmwood avenue,
where he turned westward towardl
the baseball park and was soon lost
Election of Health Officer.
Notice is hereby given that the
Board of Health for the Town of
Newberry will elect a H-ealth Offi
cer for the ensuing year on Tues
lay. January 2nd, 1906. at a sala
ry of $43 a month., Applications
must be in the hands of the Clerk
of the Board by 12 o'clock of that
Clerk of Board.
9,282,191 BALES GINNED.
rovernment Report Shows Much Smaller '
Number Than for Last Year.
Washington, December 20.-The
lensus bureau today iss'ued a bulle
in showing the quantity of cotton
rinned from the growth of 1905 to
)ecember 13 to be 9.282.191 bales,
:ounting round bales as half bales,
ts compared with 11,971.477 bales
n the same date in 1904 and 8,
526.244 bales on the same date in
The amount of cotton ginned by
:he several cotton growing states
:or 1905 up to the date named is as
South Carolina, i,o42,8o6.
A Pretty Home Wedding.
A pretty home marriage was sol
fmnized last night near Prosperity,
when Miss Lucy Bedenbaugh be
came the bride of Mr. J. Herman
Werts. The ceremony was per
formed by the Rev. Z. W. Beden
baugh, father of the bride, at his
home. Only the immediate rela
tives were present.
Miss Bedenbaugh is a daughter
of the Rev. Z. W. Bedenbaugh.
With the charm of her personal ap
pearance she combines talents and
a disposition that is at once sweet
Mr' Werts is at present canvass-r
ing agent for The Herald and
News. He is a native of this coun
tv, and a young man of character
Both the/ young people have
many friends who wish them much'
happiness through life.
NOTICE OF ELECTION.
Notice is hereby given that the
Town Council will hold a meeting
Tuesday. December 26th, 19o5, at
8:30 A. M., for the purpose of elec
ting the following officers for thie
Clerk and Treasurer at a salary
of $50.oo per month.
City Attorney at a salary of $1oo
Chief of Police at a salary of
$50.00 per month.
Four Policemen at a' salary of
$40.00 per month, each.
Street Oveseer at a salary of $40
Lamplighter and Janitor at a sal
ary of $25.00' per month.
Hose Wagon Driver at a salary
of $30.00 per month.
The clerk and treasurer will be
required to -give bond for the faith
ful performance of his duty in the
sum of $5,000.00, the chief of po
liee in the sum of $1.o00.00, and the.
policemen in the sum of $500.00
No application will b)e consider
ed for but one position and must be
in handwriting of applicant, ex
cept that of lamplighter and jani
tor, and must be filed with the
clerk of the Towvn Council by 6
'clock on the evening of Decmber
For further information apply to
the clerk andl treasurer.
A. T. Brown.
Eugene S. Werts. Mayor.
C.& T.T.C. N.