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VOL XLIII. NO. 19. NEWBERRY. S. C. 1UESDAY, M AXRBIC G. 190i. TWICE A WEEK $1.50 A YEAR
PmisioNrs FoRt Nzwniaiay.
Complete List of Pensioners Corrected
by Pension Commissioner Pe
We publish below at the request of
the pension commissioner for Newber
ry county, Mr. W. G. Peterson, a cor
reeted list'of the pensioners for this
county. One of the purposes of print
ing it at this time is to make further
corrections, if there are any errors,
and Mr. Peterson would appreciate it
if any one knows of any errors in this
list to have the corrections sent to him
Bass, J. N., Newberry-Co. A, 3rd,
S. C.I. (Lost right leg.)
Jones, W. R., Newberry-Co. A,
13th S. C. V. (Lost left leg.)
Lester, George, Prosperity-Co. H.
3rd S. C. (Lost left leg.)
Class C, No. 1.
Britt, Levi, Newberry-( Wounded
in shoulder.) Raised from C No. 2.
Cannon, H. D., Little Mountain
Co.. C, 3d bat. (Wounded in left side.)
Franklin, W. B., Newberry-Co.
B, 1st S. C. (Wounded right hand.)
Hitt, Ramey-Co. F, Williams'.
(Wounded left leg.)
Kinard, J. Philip, Slighs-Co. C,
13th S. C. V. (Shot in arm and back.)
Kinard, J. Pres., Pomaria-Co. D,
13th reg. (Shot in right leg.)
Koon. William-Co. H, 13th reg.
(Wounded in thigh.) Transferred
Lathrop, G. D., Newberry-Co. B,
1st S. C. (Shot in the body.)
-Moats, F. D.,.Kinards-Co. B, 3d
S. C. V., (Paralyzed in side.)
VMirick, Jzmes W., Newberry
Co.B, 3d S. C. (Wounded left side.)
iNoland, G. S., Newberry-Co. B,
* Lith, . . Sli te-OO- , 1st
..... M Wounded in right hand.)
Shaekleford, W. M, Newberry
(0an shot if right arm and- thigh.)
Swindler, J. W., Newberry.
t..ight's diase.) Raised from C, ?
Co.H '.-P.,-0. G, 7tha reg.
Aoein, D. Hn, ProsperityP*. H,
Buzar, agevi Neber-1.D,4
Boeba, .W.. Pr.,periy-rry-H
Clo.L N L Legion,g 68. 66
Boo;zer, D. F., Prosperity-Co. H,
$rd regiment, age 67.
&radley, E. P., Newberry-Co. B,
Blair, J. P., Utopia-Co. C, 3d S. COr
V. . .
Clopton, W. D., Whitmire.
Cromer,. E. S., Ne iberry-Co. F,
.20th regiment, age 6Q?r
Calmes, J,. T., Newberry-Co. C,
3rd reg., age 65.
Cannon, J. D., Newberry--Co. H,
4th S. Militia, age 67.
Chambers, J. B., Newberry-Co. D,
James' Bat., age 60.
Crisp, Joel T., Gary-Co. G, 3rd
reg.. age 82.
Cromer, John F., Newberry.
Davenport, W. P., Longshore-Co.
B, 3rd .S. C. V., ag-e 65.
Day, B. F., Co. B, Orr's Rifles.
Davenport, J. Pink, Chappells.
Davidson, R. S., Reuben-Co. G,
3rd reg., age 78.
Dennis, W. T.. Prosperity-Co. G,
13th reg., age 65.
Dennis, D. L., Newberry.
Dickert, 0. A., Prosperity-Hamp
ton's Artillery, age 73.
Diekert, Monroe M., Pomaria.
Dowd, J. M., Slighs.
Elmore, W. R., Whitmire-Co. I,
13th bat., age 60.
Eison, T. J., Maybinton- Co. D,
Enlow, John A, Whitmire-Co.
H, Hol. Legion, age 61.
Fulmer, W. P., Slighs-Co. I, 15th
regiment, age 68.
Fuilmer, Levi J., Derricks-Co. I,
15th reg., age 65.
Gaillard, J. H., Newberry-Co. K,
2nd S. C. C., age 65.
George, Adam, Slighs-Co. F, 3rd.
Griffin, W. W., Jalapa- Co. G, 13th
reg., age 65.
Gilliam, J. W. Maybinton.
Gruber, Levi, Pomaria-Co. C, 3rd
Kibler, J. I., Prosperity-co. C,
3rd S. C. V., age 61.
Kinard, Andrew. Prosperity-Co.
G, 13th regiment.
Kibler, Levi, Prosperity-Co. C.
3rd regiment, age 62.
Livingston, D. T., Slighs-Co. B,
2nd S. C. C., age 70.
Livingston, D. W., Newberry-Co.
B, S. C. Reserves, age 88.
Livingston, G. S., Slighs-Co. H, 3d
regiment, age 62.
Livingston, R. B., Slighs-Co. - E,
S. R. Pioneers, age 78.
Livingston, M. H., Co. F, 20th reg.
Meggett, Wim. C., Newberry.
Myers, Y. C., Prosperity-Co. G, 2d
S. Troops, age 77.
Pearson, G. W., Newberry.
Poague, Hackett, Kinards-Co. E,
17th regiment, age 64.
Quattlebaum, J. E., Slighs-Co. G,
13th regiment, age 62.
Quattlebaum, Jefferson, Newberry.
Reese, E. W., Reuben-Co. G, Hol.
Legion, age 68.
Riser, James A., Pomaria-Co. F,
Palmetto Art., age 69.
Rutherford, W. E., Prosperity-Co.
G, Hol. Legion, age 61.
Sease, D. E., Helena-Co. D, 1st S.
C., age 75.
Smith, F. M., Glymphville-Co. D,
41st Miss., age 69.
Taylor, John F., Newberry.
Thrift, G. W., Prosperity-Co. B,
3rd regiment, age 63.
Tolbert, J. W., Prosperity-Co. I,
15th regiment, age 71.
Weed, J. T., Prosperity-Co. H, 3d
regiment, age 77.
Wicker, Belton, Sondleys-Co. F,
Werts Jonathan, Oldtown-Co., C,
Holeomb Legion, age 77.
Willingham, W. W., Newberry-Co.
G, Holcomb Legion, age 62.
?""I..GTn m-C.Slighs-Co. F,
Wesson, I. N., Newberry-Co. H,
9th Ga. Vol.
Willard; D. D., Whitmire-Co. A,
P. S. S.
CIsw oe. 3. -
idows ofSoldieie%ho lost their
lives in the Service of the Confederate
Boozer; Rebecca C., Prosperity
Husband died in artny. Raised from
C no. 4.
Bright, Sarah H.;'Newberry-Co. C,'
Bridges. Amanda, Slighs-Co. G,
Brooks, Elizabeth,-Co. C, 3d. S. C.
Cromer, Emmeline, Glymphilville
Co. G, Hol. Legion.
Chapman, Caroline,. Newberry-Co.
C, 20th regiment.
Diekert, Mary J., Pomai-ia-Co. H,
Hunter, M. R., Newberry-Co. D,
Hendrix, Rebecca J., Newberry
Co. G, Holcomb Legion.
Kinard, Margaret, Pomaria-Co. F,
20th S. C. V.
Kelley, Elizabeth, Pomaria-Co. H,
3rd S. C. V.
Kibler, L. M., Pomaria-Co. I, 14th.
Neel, E. C., Newberry-Co. E,
27th S. C.
Oxner, Mary A.. Newberry-Co. G,
Thompson, Rebecca J., Utopia-Co.
Co. C, 3rd S. C. V.
Wheeler', M. C. E., Kinards-Co. B,
3rd S. C.
Class C, No. 4.
Bishop, Sarah J., Jalapa.
Brooks, E. C.. Prosperity.
Brown, Louisa, Craven Hill.
Campbell, L. Frances, Whitmire.
Campsen. Ann S., Newberry.
Clary, M. Helen, Newberry.
Crooks, A. E., Newberry.
Clamp, Margar et C., Newberry.
Chalmers, E. V., Helena.
Cannon, T. C., Newberry.
Cromer, Margaret E., Reuben.
Cromer, Mary, Newberry.
Cromer, Rebecca, Hayne.
Davenport, Bettie L., Belfast.
Dehart, Catherine, Prosperity.
Dickert, Nancy C., Prosperity.
Epps, Harriet R., Prosperity.
Epting, Margaret, Newberry.
Felker, Elizabeth, Reuben.
Fellers, S. E., Newberry.
Garlington, S. L., Newberry.
Graham, Mary C., Reuben.
Halfacre, S. C.. Newberry.
Harris, Naney C., Newberry.
Farmers' Union Bureau of
--Conducted by the
South Carolina Farmers' Educa
tional and Co-Operation Union.
.&Communications intended for this
department should be addressed to J. C.
Stribling, Pendleton, S. C.
The .farnier-m (n e stato will ph-ase
take notice thIL the om(-Olittee it!
charge of this bureau of information
does not assume, or pretend to, pose
as the great head or seat bf knowl
edge, where any and all knowledge
pertaining to the farming interest of
the state may be obtained directly
from the individual members of oml
committee alone; but we solicit sh9rt
articles from practical farmers for
these columfis from every quarter of
the state on the subjects of how to
grow profitable crops and how'to turn
the profits of our farm crops into the
hands of the producers. And then
again the Farmers' Union at the
Crossing wants- to hear from the
Unions at the Forks of the .Creeks,
and the Flatwoods Union wants to
hear how the Unions in the Red Hills
are doing. In fact, we want to know
more about each other, and what is
the best way to get at the things that
are to the farmers' interest. We know
of no better plan to get together and
to learn from each other than to main
tain a bureau of information to farm
ers in the county newspapers through
out the state.
When it is known to the farmers of
the state that all the committee in
charge of our bureau of information
are practical and progressive farmers
from the fields, and that we are in
close touch with our state and govern
ment experiment stations, it is ap
parent at once that our farmers' bu
rea-.of informaion-4as.,behind6it for
our support a. source from which to
draw upon for its information on sub
jetes of practical and scientific farm
ing that is not excelled.
We .now have in preparation for
our Farmers' Union coulmns reports
from -a: series of co-operative experi
ments on the.-subjptes of giwiig ii
trogen in the soif and the "Aldrich
System"' of rotating crops by plant
ing two rows of cotton and two rows
Horton, Emily, Jalapa.
Holt, Sallie, Newberry..
Henry, S. E., Newberry.
Havird, Jane, Silver Street.
Hutchinson, Mary A., Newberry...
Johnson, R. Jane, Independence.
.Johnson, Sarah L., Newberry.
Kinard, S. C., Newberry. --
Koon, S.' E., Pomaria.
Kible4, Julia A., Newberry. -
Long, ]klary Ann, Prosperity.
McGowan,~ F. S., Newgberry.
Mann, M. M., Newberr.*
Martin, M. A., Transferred -from
Mayer, Louiss L.; Prosperity.
Metts, Elizabeth, Little Mountain.
Meggs, Mary L., Whitmire.
Montgomery, Jane A., Newberry.
Morris, Dolly, Prosperity.
Moon, Catherine, Newberry.
Merchant, L. M., Prosperity.
McCarrey. Harriet F., Whitmire.
Maffett, S. N., Newberry.
McDewitt, M. E., Newberry.
Nesley. Mary, Newberry.
Nance. Dolly R., Newberry.
Odell, Sallie, Whitmire.
Perry, M. S., Newberry.
Rhodes, C. L. Prosperity.
Richardson, Nancy E., Slighs.
Rikard, Frances, Newberry.
Reeder, Margaret, Independence.
Reid, S. A., Newberry.
Sanders, Julia, Oldtown.
Schautz, Marcella, age 70.
Sanford, C., Silver Street.
Singley, Marget, Slighs.
Senn, M. J., Newberry.
Sheely, Elizabeth, Slighs.
Sheeley, R. Catherine, Prosperity.
Sligh, H. L., Newberry.
Sligh, Josephine, Slighs.
Stillwell, Mary F.. Prosperity.
Stockman, Nancy, age 63.
Stuck, Mary M., age 82.
Swittenberg, Nancy, Jalapa.
Todd, Sarah, Newberry.
.Tygert, Drucilla, Pomaria.
Tobias, Jane, age 70.
Turner, L. E., Prosperity.
Wertz, I. M., Slighs.
Waits, R. M., Prosperity.
Of corn in regular alternation over
the whole field. and ehangin- these
rows eaeh season.
Our experiments are conducted by
practical farmers on their farms in
co-operation with experiment stations.
We expect to maintain profitable
prices for our products by organiza
tion and loyal co-operation among
With the birth of the Farmers'
Union the farmers of the south have
taken their rightful position.
Farmers, line up, shoulder to shoul
der with your neighbors, and lay hold
of the wheels of the Farmers' Union
and push your interest forward.
Growing Fertilizers in the Soil.
If cotton is king the cowpea is
queen of the south! It is estimated
that there is afloat over each acre of
larid in the air seventy-five million of
pounds of free nitrogen. Four-fifths
of the air is free nitrogen.
A good crop of cowpeps is said to
store away in the soil upon its roots
as much nitrogen to each acre as there
is contained in from two to three
thousand pounds of cotton seed meal,
or other high grade ammoniated fer
What a Godsend this wonderful
cowpea is to the southern farmer!
In the cowpea the southern farmer
has a sure crop for forage for his ani
mals and a fine, rich grain food for all
stock and his family, too. And more
-by intelligent cultivation of the pea
crop it may be utilized as nature's
own vehicle to transport fertilizer
from nature's inexhaustible store
house-the air-directly into the soil
of the farmers' fields!
. Then, again, the long burrowing
roots of the cowpea is driven into the
.subsoil by the cheap power of nature.
V;iich may 'in some degree take the
plaee of very, eostly subsoil plough
ing with mul power.
The millions of little holes_ left.in
the soil by deeayed roots. of the pea
are veritable little wells filled with
moisture in the decaYed roots-humus
-that. indispensable preserver of
moisture that we muist depend upon
to brid e. oir crops over the summer
F4armners of the south' need never
buy a .doflar's worth of nitrogen
ammonia-if they will only follow na
ture 's simple way of supplying .this
costly fertilizer ingredient to .the .soil.
What Controls the Cotton Market?
We need not go far among the rec
ords to prove to .any fair-minded man
that men's influence 3wave the price
as much as supply and demand. Well,
then, if one set of 'men, -like 'Wall
Street, can control prices, why is it
that the men w.ho. produge the'eotton
and know cotton cannot control piis
evenTbetter than Wall. St.re-et, whois
not close to the fountain in the co6t
ton fields,- where all knowledge as* to
actual conditions of cotton must nec
essarily spring from? Some.say, Oh,
well', Wall Street has the money and
they are organized, too! Well, when
it comes down to solid facts the far
mers of this country have four times
as much money invested in his busi
ness as all.the manufacturing inter-:
ests of the whole country, and over
four-fifths of the whole business of
our country is based upon the farming
interest. A combination of even one
half or much less of the wealth of the
cotton farmers of - the south would
snow Wall Street under so deep that
she could never put her head up high
enough again to say cotton. All the
south needs is organiization! She has
as good collateral and as much as is
needed to control her business.
Jones' Big Sale.
A. C. Jones' store will be closed to
ay and again tomorrow to make
ready for the big clearance sale which
e will inaugurate Thursday to last
for ten days. The people of the city
ad county know what a reduc
tion -sale advertised by A. C.
Jones means and this will be a rare
oeeason to secure good goods at
rices that will make your money go
There is no fake about it, but a gen
uine reduction sale.
The big TWonj longing for a drink
i a dryn handkerchief.
he beginning of her testimony the de
'ence objected to almost everything
he said, not allowing her to bring out
he cause of the difficulty, doing all
n their power to confuse and coi
,ound her. Through it all she was
alm and composed and told as
traight a story as was ever heard
n the court room. With all his sar
asm Col. Johnstone could do noth
ng with her. She was subjected to a
igid and severe cross-examination,
.nd after finding that she could not
ie turned from her story the defence
et the cause. of the affray come out.
She testified to the fact that after
he retired she heard a knock on her
loor, but did not answer it. The per
on then went out on the veranda ank
ried to get in the window. Failing
n. this he came back and threw him
elf against the door, and then climb
d up and looked in the transom. She
ecognized George Hasty. She then.
alled Mr. Bennett, and when she did
o Hasty left. Mr. Bennett, who was
musical composer and engaged toi
narry her, sat in her room writing
nusic till 4 o'clock ii the morning,
vhen he went to his own room and got
L comforter and lay across her bed
ill 7 o'clock. Next morning she was
Lnnoyed by Hasty again. This was
vhile Mr. Bennett was out.. She de
cribed in a gaphic manner how the
hooting occurred. Hasty invited
dr. Bennett from the dining room.
"hey went out. Mr. Davidson was
old that Hasty was the same man
vho had annoyed Miss Bishop the
,fternoon before. After Hasty anl
fr. Bennett had gone out, Mr. Davi
on followed. She told of the conver
ation between the men, and of Mr.
)avison raising his hand to strike
lasty. At the same time Hasty fired
wo shots in quick succession. Mr.
)avison then grappled with Hasty,
gjinst the wall. Hasty jerkedToes
Col. Johmstone, at thiii Wo.
Oe tWl4dim in the au4iee*
ey stayed theymight empeet to
omething that- they would not &
D hear. After most of the ladies left
ol. Johnstone tried to make the wit
es admit that she had been too inti
iate with the deceased, trying to be
mireh her character. She stood the
rdeal as few women could stand it.
he was a match for Col. Johnstone.
~very word she uttered carried con
ietion that she was telling the truth.
Col. Johnstone -endeavored to prove
rom her that either she or Miss Bish
p had ridden through the streets of
lastonia astride. Fortunately she
,nd Mr. Bennett had taken a kodak
,r picture of the pai-ty outriding in
lastonia, and the picture was identi
At :the opening- of court the de
enee asked to put one of the witness
s, one Striekland, of Gastonia, on the
tand, as'he had just left the bedside
>f a sick child. The defence wanted
o prove the conduct of Misses Bher
dan and Bishop by this witness, who
s an agent for some real estate man.
he questions .were asked him, but
he court would not allow him to an
wer one of them.
Miss May Bishop, one of the inno
ent causes of the tragedy, and one
f the eye witnesses of the shooting,
ras next called by the state. She
1ade an excellent witness..
Col. Johnstone did not use the same
acties on her as he did on Miss
heridan, refraining from asking her
bout her conduct. Miss Bishop testi
ed to the shooting. At the time that
[asty and Mr. Bennett left the room
e. was sitting at the dining table.
he tried to get Mr. Davison not to
a out in the hall, but he went any
ay. She got up and started to the
or. Just as she got there she heard.
vo shots in quick succession and saw
[r. Davison grapple with Hasty,
iking hold of his right hand and
ring it and the pistol against the
'all. While Davison had hold of
ti he jerked loose and shot Mr. Ben
att. Her testimony was identieal
ith her testimony at the inquest. She.
>uld not be shaken by the cross-er
In the cross-examination she asked
r. Johnstone to help her and she
ould illustrate how the shooting oe
rred. Mr. Johnstone took hold of
3r arm and she jerked loose as Hasty
2d done iihntratin the shonning in
THE HISTY CASE IS
NOW WITH THE JURY t
ARGUMENTS CONCLUDED YES
Col. Johnstone Made Closing Argu- r
ment for Defence, Solicitor Sease
for the State.
Special to The Herald and News.
Gaffney, March 5.-The arguments s
were concluded this afternoon in the t
case of George Hasty, charged with
murder in killing of two members of S
the "Nothing But Money" theatrical e
company, during its recent visit to
Gaffney. As soon as the arguments C
were concluded Judge R. W. M.em
minger charged the jury and the case
was given into their hands.
The closing argument for the de- 3
fence was made by Col. George John
stone, :of Newberry, and Solicitor t
Thos. S. Sease made the closing ar
gument for the State. The argu- a
ments of these two gentlemen and the s
arguments of the attorneys in the S
case who .had. preceded them, were I
able efforts, and both sides of the 9
case were clearly and forcibly pre- t
sented to the jury.
The case has attracted great atten- E
tion throughout South Carolina and
in fact,all over the country, and the s
verdict of the jury.is awaited with in- j
The Testimony in the Case.
At-th e4bour apP0QM_tedor einra
convene in Gaffney on Thursda-a
mormning the eourtroom ws erowdet
and overffowing, standing room being
at a premium. A large number of
ladies were present. The first case
called was that of George Hasty, for S
the -murder. of .Milan Bennett and Ab
bott Davidson, at the Piedmont Inn
in Gaffey on December 15 last.
The calling of the case was -the s:
signal for a technical legal battle. c
The first tack on' the part of' the de- 6
fence was a motion to quash the in- I
ditment of George Hasty on the v
ground of irregularity in 'the indict
ment, in that there was- no indictmerit f
for carrying concealed weapons. This c
was argued by Mr. Johinstone and Mr. (
Osborne and opposed . by Solicitor a
Sease. Judge Memminger, after de- c
liberating for some minutes, refused (
The next move for time on the. part '
of the defence was for a continuance
on the ground of the absenice of mate
rial witnesses, one of whom is Her
'y, alias Scott, the itinerant telegraph t
operator and' journalist; who is said
to be sick in Augusta. Next the ill.
ness of Mr. Johnstone was argued,r
but the Judge ruled that the case must
go to trial, promising to give any rea
sonable time for the securing of wit
In bringing the case to trial at this C
time Judge Memminger met the ap- ~
proval of the people. The court then ~
ordered the empanelling of the jury.
Both sides exhausted their chal- g
lenges before the jury was complete- a
This is considered an able jury and fi
every precaution is being taken to E
prevent anyone communicating with s'
them. After the jury was empanelled s
recess was taken until afternoon.g
At the afternoon session the testi- 'w
mony was begun. The first witness d
was Prof. R. 0. Samis, who testified to ta
aking a diagram of the hotel where h~
he shooting occurred and identified t
he chart. fi
Dr. B. L. Allen was next called. He hi
estified to holding a post-mortemn
xamination and described the course
Miss Verne Sheridan of the "Noth-, ai
ing But Money'' company, one of the
eye witnesses of the tragedy and the 12
nnocent cause of the shooting, was w
ext called. She was a member of the c1
heatrical companiy playing in Gaff- h<
ne when the tragedy occurred. In ha