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The Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Miss Mattie Adams spent several
days in Saluda this week.
Mrs. L. 1. Aull. of Dyson, is vis
iting her mother. Mrs. S. A. Riser.
Miss Clara Cook, after a visit to
her mother, has returned to Sumter.
Mr. M. L. Gillian has returned
from a visit to Saluda.
The Daughters met with Miss
Fan McCaughrin on Tuesday af
The Fortnightly club was enter
tained by Mrs. L. V. Jones on
Prof. Kicklighter. after spending
the holidays in Atlanta, returned to
the city or Wednesdav.
Col. and Mrs. T. J. Lipscomb. of
Columbia. spent Sunday and Mon
day with Mrs. S. Pope.
Mr. L. G. Eskridge, after a visit
.to his parents in Shelby. N. C.. re
turned home yesterday.
Mr. Sidney Hartzog. of Green
wood. was in the city on Xednes
Mr. S. H. McLean. of Union,
was in the city this week mingling
with his many friends.
Mr. W. H. Carwile. who has been
with the Bank of Prosperity for
several weeks. has returned home.
Miss May Workman. of Clinton,
is visiting Sheriff and Mrs. M. M.
Misses Eunice Abrams and Car
rie Spearman left yesterday for the
Greenville Female college.
Prof. H. B. Dominick, of Foun
tain Inn, is visiting relatives in the
Mrs. W. B. Wertz. who has been
visiting relatives in Greenville, has
Mr. Eugene Greneker spent a
few days with his mother, Mrs.
Greneker, on Caldwell street.
Citx council has reenacted the li
cense ordinance of last y-ear with
only one or two minor changes.
Special matinee Saturday after
noon of niext week 3 o'clock. Prince
Dr. 1. S. Dunn, of P"omaria, has
moved into his new cottage on East
Main street and will p)ractice medi
cinec in Newberry.
Dr. T. J: Hunter, a prominent
p)hysician of Trenton, and an alum
nus of Newberry 'college, visited
friends in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. I udison, of
Atlanta. left for their hoime on
Tuesday. after a p)leasanlt visit to
Mr. andl Mrs. J. S. Spearman.
M1r. and M rs. C. M. Reynolds. of
Grenwood, were the guests of Miss
Thyra Schumpert for a few (lays
Mr. and M rs. XWaldrop Moore, of
(Greenwood,. attendeCd the New
Year's (lance here on Monday ev
Misses Neville and Sarah Pope
left v'esterdlav for Gren wood where
they' will splend a few days wvith
Miss Mar'y Pope.
Mr. Edward Rogers, of Ninety
Six attendled the dance here on
Mondlay night, and was the guest
of Mr. T. H-. Pope.
The Bachelor Maids will hold its
regular business meeting in the li
brary rooms on Tuesday, January
9. 1906. at 3:30 o'clock.
Married, December 31. 1905. by
Rev. N. N. Burton at his residence
Mr. Ernest Bedenbaugh and M'iss
Vida May' Smith, both of West
Newberry county was represen
ted in the Cotton association meet
ing in Columbia by R. T. C. H-un
ter, (G. Y. Hunter. XX. 1K. Sligh and
Miss WVillie Riser left on Tues
day for Macon, Gieorgia. where she
will take a course in stenograp)hy
andl bookkeping in the G a-Ala.
Services at st, Luke's.
Mr. Hope H1. Lump)kin, of C.o
lumblia, S. C., a theological studenit
of Sewanee, Tenni., has been ap
p)ointed hv the Bishop to lay-read
and to lay-p)reach at Newberry andl
Laurens dividing his time between
the two points. MrIi. 1Liumpkin ar
rived vesterdlay and will hold his
first serivce at St. E nkes Episcopal
church Sunday next at 11 a. mi. and
7 :45 p. mn.. at which service the pulb
lie is cordially invited to attend.
A COMING MARRIAGE.
Engagement of Miss Mittle and Mr. Levy
The recently announced engage
ment of Miss Rae Mittle, of Ben- L
nettsville. S. C., to Mr. Philip Levy A
of this city has been the occasion
of numbers of very pleasant infor- A
mal entertainments given by Mr. !
Levv's relatives to meet his bride
to-be, who is at present the guest ei
of his sister, Miss Blanche Levy. [
Tuesday evening Mr. Levy's par-j
ents', Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Levy. F
Last evening Mr. and Mrs. Louis*
Cohen complimented Miss Mittle
and Ar. Levy with a charming lit- I
tle dinner party. n
This morning Miss Mittle and A
Mr. Levy were the honor guests A
with Mrs. Wallace of North Caro- C
lina. at a lovely mid-day luncheon a
given by Mrs. Jacob Levy at her a
home on lower Greene street. The h
luncheon table was covered with a
Renaissance lace over green satin s
and beautifully adorned with bride t
roses and lillies of the valley. An g
elaborate luncheon of many courses 1
was beautifully served to the guests C
invited to meet Miss Mittle, Mr.
Levv and 'Mrs. Vallace.
The engagement of Mliss Mittle
and Mr. Levy has been the occasion
of the most sincere good wishes
extended from countless friends, as 0
both the young people enjoy a very a
delightful popularity. Miss Mittle, a
is an exceedingly charming and at- j
tractive young woman, and al- 0
though she has only been in Au
gusta a few days. she has already.
.won a very sincere and devoted co
terie of admirers.
Mr. Levy is the eldest son of Mr. h
and Mrs.. Melvin Levy. and is a
young man of splendid ability and ti
worth. The marriage, the date of
which has not yet been made known
will be celebrated with an especial
degree of beauty .-Augusta (Ga.) tI
Heral. Dec-. 28th. c
Miss Rachel Mittle will be p)leas- m
antly remembered by many New- ti
berrians as the pretty (laughter of rc
Mr. andl Mrs. J. Mittle. g
The Herald and News extends G;
conratulations to the fortunate s
young man who has won so) valu- R
able a prz.b
Farm Land Sells High g
The first M\onday falling this
ear. on the first dlay of the year.
the legal sales were had on Tues
lay. and that dlay was, in fact, what
is known as salesday. There was a
large crowd in town and everyb)ody
seemed in good spirits, and what
few tracts of land wvere sold
brought good p)rices. One place of
40 acres bringing nearly $2,00o,
and that place having no buildings
The master had sales in only r
two cases, the case of Clark against fc
Clark. having been withdrawn and p
settled b)efore salesday.
In the case of Purcell against
Dominick. the IHill place. 339 acres
was sold1 to F. H. Dominick for
S44oo.oo. Another tract of 240 4
[0 acres was bought by C. J. Pur
cell for Si ,250.oo. Still another
tract of 240 acres was bought by P.
C. Smith for $2,450.00.
In thee ase of H-ipp against Her
bert. 17 acres was bought by F. H.
Dominick for $160.oo.
In the estate of L. M. Counts.
40 acres sold to J. C. Counts and
E. 0. Counts for $1,990.00. in the
same estate. 8o acres was sold to
James Fulmer for, $925-00
Officers of Knights of HOnor.
At the last regular meeting of
Newberry L -odge. No. 355. Knights
of H ontor, the following were elc
tedl to serv.e for the p)resent year:
P ast D ictator-\\. I I. Wallace.
D ictator-\\illiamf Johnson.
\'ice D)ictator-Geio. 8. Cromner.
Assistant Dictator-Jno. C. WVil
TIreasurer-L.. .\. Speers.
Financial Reporter-S. P . B3ooz
Guiide-J. T. Mayes.
I nsidet (suardia-Jos. N Iann.
()ut side Sentinel--1). .\l . Ward.
R'eresentat ives to gram l lodge~
G .i~e R.coe: lente .H
New Year Dance.
A most enjoyable affair was t
ew Year dance on Mondav ev(
)g, given by the Newberry Germ
uh at the armory.
Those present were: Miss Ma
.angford, Mr. F. H1. Dominic
liss Maud Fant, AIr. Rob,
laves: Miss Bessie Schumpc
Ir. G. F. Wearn: Miss ThN
chumpert, Mr. John McClu
liss Bessie Gilder. Mr. J. 'T.
ai: Miss Pauline Gilder. Mr. T.
oozer: Miss Laura Bowman. A
hnstone Coppock: Miss Sat
ope, Mr. John C. Goggans; M
.thel Bowers, Mr. F. R. Felle1
liss Kate Floyd Clark. Mr. H. 1
)ominick: Aliss Carrie Pool. A
. T. Renwick: Misi Lucile Mi
augh, Columbia. Mr. T. If. Pot
liss Rosa Reynolds. Greenwo(
ir. Davis. Clinton: .ir. and M
A . Reynolds. Greenwood:
d Mrs. Waldrop Moore, Gret
ood: Dr. and Mrs. X. E. P
am, Jr. Stags: P. F. Gilder.-F
ard Jay. Greenwoo(l. Grah
mith. Chappells. S. Hf. McLe;
nion. John K. Aull. Coppc
peers. Edward Rodgers. T
nisic was furnished by Thon
'rchestra. of Columbia.
After the Tigers.
The police arrested Joe Berry
ednesday evening on the char
F selling whiskey. They found 01
>out a gallon in his house but ti
so found a measure can and
mnnell and it is claimed saw soi
ie purchase a pint.
Catherine Wright, a negro m
an, was arrested the same eveni:
i the same charge. They fou
i her possession nine pints a
ive the evidence of her selling
Both cases will be heard beft
ie mavor this morning.
Grand and Petit Jurors.
The Grand jury for the year. a
ie petit jury for the next term
>urt was drawn by the jury co'
issioners on WVednesday. Und
e law. six of last year's grand(j
>rs were drawn to serve on t
rand jury for this year. They ai
. W. Sloan, A. -F. Wilson. R.
ligh. J. S. Renwick, j. Creight
enwick andl George P. Bede
The following~ are the adthltiot1
-and jurors for this year:
J. T. Timmerman.
John D. Richardson.
R. 1K. Reeder.
E. G. Hallman.
C. F. Lathan.
. S. Werts.
W. T. Buford.
W. J. MAiller.
T. E. WVicker.
Chris. S. Ruff.
. E. Julian.
I. L. Fellers.
The following are the petit j
>rs for the sessions term of cor
r February. Judge George
S. D. Duncan
W. D. Stillwell
J. J. H. Brown
. P. Setzler
\l. L. Long
1. A. Caldwell
1. Al. Stillwell
I. P. Werts
C. P. Powell
j. T. Hunter
J. A. Aull
Joe Mc. Brown
. H. Folk
1. H. Werts
E. AM. Evans
Al. Q. Chappell
T. . Hawkins
H. T. Renwick
D)avid P aysinger
1. S. L angford
lande D ominick
1. C. Gary
B.B. HI allmani
S. B. Anull
A. 1 . I law\kins
N. . Stillwell
i~s G. Brownl
1. R. Senn
O. . .\bramis
.I. . ( )xner
Alr. Al1. I . jhahneLrs has 1een r
ci h_1lt. ..1c,r.3'
AS TO TAXATION.
Some Good Suggesting on the Methods of
uid .\Mr. Editor:-Each year there is
-k: n) little discussion in the papers
art as to the means that should be adop
rt ted to obtain from taxpayers a just
ra assessment of their property for
taxation. it seems to be one of the 1
-most difficult things with which all
~ governments have to do. All men
0- admit that monev must be raised
[r.i by the governmeit in order to en
'ah able it to perform its legitimate
iss functions. Monev must be raised
-s but How ? That's the question. If 1
all men in the state fully recognized
Ir. it as a duty to act honestly in what
ever method of. taxation might be
adopted there would be no trouble.
Lower taxes is the cry of men cv
. erywhere and candidates for politi
rs. cal positions ring it into the ears of
Ir. the voters in every caipaign: "The
in- taxes are too high.. Expenses must
el- be cut down. Send me and I will
d.. see that. y-our taxes are reduced.
m Extravagance viII be stopped" and
so on ad nauseam. The candidate
'is elected. but things go on in the
saie old way. Our comptroller
he general has been urging the audi
ias tors of the counties to use every ef
fort to obtain a correct valuation of
all property assessed for taxation
this vear. Vill it he done? Hard
lv. Thev may do their duty and
Onl no doubt will' but, how abotut the
ge man who gives in his property? If
11Y all men were honest there would be
ey no trouble. It is true that it makes I
a no difference as to whether the
ne property is assessed at its true cash
value or at only 1-2 its value. The
o-_taxes for state and county purposes
will be raised. The people will
'have to pay the money for the stp
port of government. The only
nd thing is that a low valuation of the
property causes a high rate of tax
>re es and is not an inducement to im
migrants. It doesit flatter us.
( )utsiders look upon us poor folk.
Men want to be regarded as rich.
It occurs to me that there might be
ld a svstem adopted that wouli work
of all right. Suppose we had a law
1- under wvhich the governor. by and1
er wvith the advice and consent of the
u- senate. should alppoinlt three free
he holders for each county whose duty1
.it should h)e to applraise all the real
cestate in their county-valueing
Sbuildings and land sep arately-andl
report their valuations to tihe couni
ntv auditor.--Let such valuation be
made at intervals of, say, five years.
ial You say this would cost i~onev ?
Of course it would, but. would'it
not b)e mon01ey wvell expendled ? You
would then have the valuation of all
p)rop)erty miore correctly made than .
byv th present mlethodl.
Iknow that suggestions to men1
who have tihe power to use them are
not, as a rule. considered favorably. I
I b)elieve tihe nmemblers of tihe legis
lature are wvise but. they don't pos
sess all wisdom. .
rt Color Effeets.
E- It is qjuite a newv fashion to weart
very narrow colored nleckties with
one's white lingetrie b)lou.se. Tile
nlecktie just 'outlines tIhe stock col-t
lar whlere it joinls tile yoke ando ties0
ill front iln a smlart little 1)0w. It
may b)e of holly red velvet or satin.
or ot any color wvhich hlappiens to
be particuldarly b)ecomling. i a girl
cares to go to tihe troule of sewing
newy buttonls everv once in a while
on hecr mitt cuffs.' it is a very pret
tv little fad to have tihe buttons on
tihe cuiffs to mlatch tile little necktie
in color.--Woman's Homle Comn
paio for January.
Chlester lIcachl. baritone. oneC of
thle specialties with Pavton Sisters
Law and Order League
Thie commulittee of the law and( or
decr league will p)lase selnd ne tlle
nlames of tl>se tlat Ihave signed tlle
list as 1Ueillers of league. 'lhe f01
lowing cons'titute the executive
14ow\nshliip> .2 \. I. Ia'v
1\Twshipj -lcim F :l.~
4:- * N o. (. Fu t. Lo.
No -\' D. : i(lardt .
A New Year's Address.
.Mr. E 1) Smith.president of the
;tate association. has isted a state
lient to cotton grower, of Soutil
.an )ina. as fo)llows :
.\ hamV and proisper-)Us .e\
Vear to all." hC says "1905 ha
>assed into history bearing the
-ecord of the greatest awakenin
Ahe South has ever known. Crip
>led by the disastrous results of the
,ar. she was left unable to take ad
antage of her natural resources.
or forty long years she has been
orced to be 'hewers of wood and
:lrawers of water' for others. But
>ur time has come 1905 will ever
nark the final emancipation of the
outh from the terrible thraldom oi
>overty entailed upon her by the
lebts incurred in the four years oi
xar and a long terrible struggoyle tc
idapt ourselves to the changed con
litions that confront us. Now th(
)roblem has been solved, the debt
ias been paid.
"Tb.e worl(-even our Southern
xorld1-does not seem fully to un
lerstand that we have at last reach
y a position wh.ere we have th(
)ower to control our own affair
inanciallv and to dictate to thc
xorld what it shall give to us in re
urn for our products. This great
novemeit in the southern cottor
rowing states to control the prict
)f this our great staple is no trans
ent thing made possible by some
ccidental combination of circuim
;tances. but it is the beginning ol
Jhe realization of a long deferred
ope, made possible by the savings
)f forty years.
"Does any one with commor
;ense think that we will ever agair
;ubmit to the ruinous condition of ;
d cent cotton. when within thE
;hort period of twelve moniths we
iave repeatedly proven the remedy!
"The year 1906 is here with all
he possibilities of the south unim
)a,red and the experience of 1905 tc
Nuide us and we propose to makc
t the crowning glory of all our ef
"We are going to still further re
luce our acreage so as to make any
hing like overprodulction an impos
ibility. W\e are going to p)lantl
nore~grain and hay crops. raise
nore cattle and hogs, rotate our
rops, enrich our lands with home(
aisedl manures and cowpeas. This
vill give us less guano bills to pay,
ess store accounts, more 'to eat,
nore to wear, more moneyC\ to in
est. 'Tis glorious to be thus inde
>enent. There are those wvho have
een predicting that more cottor
han ever would be p)lantedl next
ear. We are not fools! With a
hort crop this y'ear and a short crop
ext year we have an easy road.
"So far as holding the balance of
his crop is concerned, that is fixed.
4e've got it p)ut away'. All our en'
~rgies will now b)e turned to this
ear's reduction. WVe are going tc
-educe cotton and increase home
"O)ur organization has reach
d that state of p)erfection that it
vill be infinitely easier to reduce
his year than it was last. Farmers
merstandl now. The fact is. thai
mtutl this v'ear we've been too poor1
o plant anfthing but cotton. our
:reditors wouldin't let us. Now~ we
v'ill make one b)ale bring the price
>f two andl the lbalance of our land
vill wipe out the hog and hominy
"M ar' every Southern farmer re
olve in the fight of the experience
>f 1903 to make 1906 the final con
incing argument, as to his entelhi
ence to grasp a great opoOrtumlty
td use it for his owvn and his coun
AN EVIL GROWING.
'The Habit of Advancing Money to Cot
ored Laborers to Secure a Contract
with them Threatens the Agricul
tural Welfare of the State."
aling 1Honey t( iez.ro11'g4
au(Is ill the eif<>rt tt> secle t1 er
~erices as lal>o)rers ' n the farm is
~outh~ for many" years following the
iv'il war. It is an evil, the p)rac
ice o f which has al ready demot raliz
, .- In di \11r Cwn 11111 -' 11 tt 118i .
some twenty-five or more years ago,
and has since then grown steadily
and has spread all over the state,
anl is still spreading. It has
brought about a condition that a
white farmer. no matter how invit
ing and how fruitful his soil. and no
matter how badly lie niav need help
to seed. cultivate and harvest his
crops. need not for a moment fos
ter the hope of hiring a negro. no
matter how hungry, how ragged
and( dependent the negro may be,
without first putting up a cash bo
nus-advancing a stated and de
manded aiount in order to secure
at least the promise that the appli
cant will on a certain day begin
work upon the financiering land
And seven times out of ten or at
not a badlv dissimilar ratio the ne
gro. after securing the cash de
imanded. moves on and "sells" him
self to another and another farmer,
thus duping a good long string of
unwary and unsuspecting landown
ers. only to skip for parts unknown,
or else land in limbo. to be bought
by the farmer possessing the "long
Thus the country is overridden
by ai endless chain of negro dead
heats while the farner. disgusted
at the painful outcome of his own
folly. tries to find an asylum in town
or is compelled to sacrifice his inea
gre belongings and seek a place of
refuge in the wilds of the west.
FOR SALE-Two bicycles. La
dies' wheel and gentlemen's
wheel. For prices apply to
Jalapa, S. C,
BIG FIRE and water sale at Hair
& Havird's begins Saturday.
FOR SALE-6oo acre farm near
Ridgeway. 7 room dwelling, barn
and out buildings, $20 per acre.
360 acres, 7 room house on Cedar
Creek, Fairfield county. WVell wa
tered and timbered.
331 acres on Southern Railway
1o miles north of Columbia. Un
improved city and suburban prop
ertv for sale by
C. M. Dempsey,
1811 Main St.
Columbia, S. C.
Real Estate Broker,
SIILOULD be on the sideboard.
Good cheer for host and guest.
Shaw's Pure Malt. For sale at the
WHEN you have a watch or a clock
or a piece of jewelry that you want
repaired don't forget to consult with
me before you have your work done.
WV. B. Rikard, Jeweler
at The Herald and News Office.
WVANTED-Agents to solicit ap
plications for Fire Insurance.
Good pay guaranteed. Address
Lock Box No. 144.
Spartanburg, S. C.
FOR RENT-4oo acre farm near
Chapin. Lexington Fork. roo'
acres in cultivation. 130 in pasture,
well watered and timbered. 5 room
dwvelling, kitchen, barn and two
tenant houses or will sell at $20.00
per acre . easy terms.
C. M. DempDsey,
1811 Main St.
Columbia, S. C.
*Real Estate Broker.
LOST-On Decemiber 27. a purse
containing a $3 bill. a teacher's
certinicae in the namee of Miss Eu
cehia Dantzler. Also a pay check
for her sined by F. A. Graham
and WV. HT. Folk, as trustees. A
libecral rewardl will be given to any
one returning saime to me or to The
IIerald andl News office.
WV. H-. Folk.
andl Wheelwright shops are still be
ing operated by B. F. Neely and.
Morgan. WVe can be found at*
Charlev Cannon's old stand, near
Mr. T. C. Pool's lot.
TL)ST-ini Prosperity December
21. a sack cntaning $93.0o rt
bills. Finder will be rewarded irf
returnedl to this office.