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- PURELY PERSONAL.
The Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Mr. G. Frank Wearn is in the city.
Mr. H. F. Wheeler, of lower No. 9,
was in the city yesterday.
Dr. J. K. Gilder spent Friday in
Mr. D. H. Jones, of Whitmire, is in
Mr. C. J. Moore, of Columbia, spent
Sunday in Newberry.
Miss Laura Barksdale, of Laurens,
spent a few days with relatives in the
city this week.
Mrs. E. M. Evans left on yesterday
gor Jacksonville, Fla., to visit her sis
ter, Mrs. William Griffin.
Master W. P. Oxner, of Maybinton
is spending some time with relatives
in the city.
The Emery club will meet with Mrs.
0. MeR. Holmes on Wednesday morn
Mrs. 0. MeR. Holmes will leave to
morrow for Atlanta, where she will
Dr. J. A. B. Scherer will preach in
the A. R. P. church Sabbath morning
at 11 o'clock.
Frank Hall, the negro boy who was
shot by Donald White last Thursday!
The Master sold a lot in Gravel
town yesterday in the case of Jones
vs. Jones to. G. M. B. Epting for$501.
Mr. T. L. Bass, of Sanford, N. C.,
has been on a visit during the past
week to his son Mr. Bass.
The Bachelor Maids will give an,'
old fashioned party and baby show
at Holland Hall.on Tuesday, March
13th. Prices for adults, 35 ets. and
children, 25 cts.
Mrs. Si Baset, of Savannah, Ga.,
who hai had the children of her
brother, Col. C. J. Purcell, with her
for several months returned to New
berry yesterday morning. Mrs. Pur
eell is expected home from the hosp,i- 1
tal in Philadelphia in about ten days.
She is entirely well again.
Mr. J. C. Wilson, one of Newberry 's'
mos popular. young men and an effi
dient "clothing salesman,' has accepted
a position with ,the Bailey-Copeland
bompany in this city. Mr. Wilson's
genial and courteous manners and his
thorough knowledge of this business
'will make- him a very popular sales
man here.--Columbia State.
George Ali, is the cleverest animal
impersonator on the American stage.
To see him in "Buster Brown'' do;
the part of Tige is enough to make at
barber-shop Indian chuckle with de
light. He can do everything a dog1
was ever known to do and a good deal
more, from a wink of the eye, to an!
exhibition of two rows of teeth and
from wearing a cap on his head, to a
set of tin cans on his tail. He is al
ways in a fairly god humor, except
when "dear Grandma' is nearby,
when he objects to her strong-mind
ed theories as well his elder master
and uses all his persuasive powers,
both noxious and obnoxious to get her;
'to leave the place, feeling safer when
she is not near. She naturally fears
him and it is very funy to see his
crouch ready to spring at her andt
show his teeth with an ominous growl,
when.she strides forth, convincingly,
towards him and assures Mrs. Brown
that "he ought to be shot;'' she re-i
treats in confusion as "Tige'' chases
her. Opera house Friday night.
A secalmeeting of 0'Neall lodge
K. of P. will be held . in their castle
hail on Wednesday evening at 8
o'clock, March 7, for the purpose of
conferig ranks. All the members
are earnestly requested to be on hand
and visiting brethren are cordially in
vited to be present.
Pulaski Lodge I. 0. 0. F. has a
room in the orphanage at Greenville
and has done her part in helping to!
build the Odd Fellows orphanage and
has also raised the money to furnisht
a room to be known as Newberry
Room. Mr. J. M. Davis and Miss Mat
tie Vaughn representing Pulaskit
Lodge and McCaughrin Rebecca went f
to Greenville on Friday and furnish
ed this Newberry room.
It is nicely and neatly furnished.
Great bargains will be offered at! i:
Copeland Bros. for the next 75 days. j
Those interested along this line will a
be benefitted by calling on them. a
Dress goods, silks, ribbons, laces, em- t
broideries, in fact, everything in the tl
store to be sacrificed. This sale is n
strictly cash. n
Jess Coleman Killed By Fred Reeder
In Upper Part of the County
.Jess Coleman., colored, was killed
by Fred Reeder. also colored, on Mr.
M. x. Satterwhite's place. in the up
per part of the county, on Sunday'
night about 9 o'clock. Reeder came
to Newberry yesterday morning and
surrendered to the sheriff. He is now i
in the county jail.
Coroner Lindsay left early yester
day morning to hold the inquest. Up
until late yesterday afternoon he had
not* returned to the city and it is,
therefore, impossible to give the facts
as brought out at the inquest.
From what can be learned it ap
pears that Reeder had gone to the
house occupied by two of Coleman's
sisters. Sallie Coleman and Rose Cole
man. In the house in addition to
Reeder and the two women were Wigg
Satterwhite and John Pitts, both col
Coleman came to the house. and it
is stated the dispute arose over a dol
lar which Coleman had lost and ac
cused Reeder of taking. Reeder says
that he shot at Coleman four times.
The weapon used was a pistol.
When seen at the county jail yes
terday, Reeder said that while he and
the two women and Satterwhite and
Pitts were in the house Coleman
walked in, cursing, saying that he had
ost a dollar and accusing Reeder of
having it in his possession. This,
Reeder says, he denied.' R6eder says
that Coleman continued his adeusa
tions and that he continued his denial,
and that finally Coleman picked up
an; iron fire poker and struck him
with it. That he then drew his pis
Lol, and when Coleman was advancing
n him again he shot once. That Cole
man then struck him again, and was
advancing on him again when he fired
three more times..
Reeder liver on Mr. H. H. Abram's
place. As soon as Sheriff Buford
learned of the difficulty on Sunday
aiight about 10 o'clock he telephoned
&fr. Abrams and Mr. Abrams told
.im the negro would surrender. Sher
iff Bniford had prepared to go to the
scene, but upon this information he
lecided to wait unitil yesterday morn
Lng. Early yesterday morning he
igain 'phoned Mr. Abrams, and Mr.
Abrams tola him the negro was then
mf 'his way to Newberry. Shortly af
ter Reeder came in and surrendered'
to the sheriff.
Mr. Abrams telephoned Cole L.
Blease, Esq., to -look after the inter
asts of the negro and to take the nec
assary steps for securing bond, stat
ng that he would furnish the bond.
K[r. Blease has taken the cas~e, andf
vill defend the negro.
Mr. Henry HAvird has gone to Sa
uida on account of the serious illness
>f his grandmother.'
Mr. A. C. Jones will keep his store
>penf at night during 'his big sale.
Mr. J. Rowland Spearman had his
matomobile to stick iii one of the red
iills of bush river section and -it took.
~hree mules to pull him out. -On the
eturn trip he came by Kinards and
nade excellent time.
Location of New Court House.
Of course the location of the new
~ourt house authbrized to be built by
he last legislature is a matter en
irely in the hands of the commission
Lppointed under the act yet we pre
nume it would he legitimate for oth
~rs to suggest. locations. Quite a
mumber of sites have been mentioned.
In the location, if it is to be chang
~d from where it is, the commission
hould select a place that is conven
eut to the business portion of the
ity arnd at the same time a place that
vill be quiet and with sufficient
rTounlds that grass plots and flowers
rdens could be added, so that with
he severeness of~ justice we might be
urrq unded by views- pleasing to the
We know of' no place that meets
'hese requirements so completely as
lhe square on which was formerly the
dd female academy which is now used
>y Mr. Joseph Mann as a residence.
['he other half of the lot is owned by
(fr. P. E. 'Scott and it is understood
hat this square could be secured at a
It is only two short squares from
he public square and only one square
rom the postoffice.
Rosa Crouch as ''the cook'' and
furt Jordan, ''a mnuch used man,'' in
'Buster Brown '' does a stunt or two f]
rt dancing, very cleverly. They are
ompelled nightly to answer encore (
ftei- encore, and are accommodating,
Iways aiming to please the.ir audience
> the best of their ability and that
2ey are ..dways sure' to 'please goes '3
rithoW: t aying. Opera house Friday
A GOOD RECORD.
Going Mr. Peterson Two Better
Rural Carrier Whose Services
Blairs. S. C.,
March 2. 1906.
M r. E. H. Aull.
Editor Herald and News.
Dear Sir:-I noticed in the Ob
server today that Brother Peterson
had broken the record as to business
on his rural route for the month of
February, especially issuing money
orders, having issued thirty-eight
during the month, which I think is do
ing remarkably well. However, I
have it on him a little in the money
order biz. After seeing his record to
day, I thought I would look over my
work for February and see how it
compared with his, and found that I
had issued forty in round numbers,
eclipsing Brother Peterson by two or
ders. So you see that if I am serving
an R. F. D. in a sure enough rural
district, there is something doing as
far as money orders are concerned.
My business for the past four months
-November, December, January and
February compare very favorably,
and as long as the negroes money
holds out to order cheap liquor from
the North Carolina distillers, I don't
apprehend any decrease in same. I
have issued as high as seven orders in
one day. -
My -route emanates -from Bairs, a
little R. R. station in Fairfield c6un
ty just across Broid river. I- live in
Newberry' coulty and 'serve patrons
entirely in 'Newberry, cross the river
in a bateau, and. haven't niissed alfaj
since the route was put in operation,
November 15th, 1904. Have crossed
the river for several days at. a time
when it was out of its banks. I cross
Broad river four times daily and En
oree twice. If you can spare the space
in The Herald, I would like for you to
let the Newberry people know what 1
am doing dowA here on the rivers.
Rural Letter Carrier, No. 1.
,Blairs, S. C.
P. S. I forgot. to sayj that haye
been very agreeably.surprised on dif.
ferent occasions. at finding, an appetii
ing repast instead of* a letter upon .a
box where the signal 'was up, which
shows that the service -is aypreciated,
and that I am on good terms with my
patrons. L. S. H
* His First Ceremony. .'
Magistrate J. B. Smith, of o.6,
on Sunday, March 4, perfomed. his
first marriage ceremony' uniting in
the holy bonds of, wedlock .Andrew
Kay and Mrs. Sallie Poag.
The following is the programme for
the Teachers' association which will
meet at the Boundary street school
building on Saturday, March 10:
Technical Education-Prof. Chias.
The Verb-Prof. J. R. Dye.
Fractions-Prof. 0. B. Caunon.
Oin Sunday afternoon at Mollohon
nill Mr. Luther D. Cody and' Miiss
[lizzie Darby were united in marriage
y the Rev. B. P. Mitchell of the Bap
:ist church. The bride is the daught
ir of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Darby and
:he groom an industrious young man
formerly of North Carolina.
Hair and Havird.
Hair & Havird are having onie of
:he biggest white sales this week.that
;hey have yet had. They are off.ering
omne great bargains ini silk's, dress
roods. underwear. embroideries, laces.
?te. Everything in the house is going
it a zi'eat reduction in order to make
"4Oom for the new sp)rig stoce.
Letters remaining in the postoffice
it Newberry for week ending March
C-E. B. Cromer, Lula Cook.
G-W. E. Galloway, N. D. Gilliam.
J-Lilla Johnstone, Charles Judson,
R-J. B. Rawls, Nane Reader, Mary
S-Jane Suber, William Sanders,'
T-Charles Thacker, Jeff TrifEle.
W-Lela Williams, Millie Williams.
Persons calling for these letters
rill please say they were advertised.
C. J. Pureell, --
The Week of Prayer.
Mrs. John A. Summer conducted
the first service of the week of pray
er at the Lutheran church of the RLe
deemer yesterday afternoon. The
theme was The Life of Service."
The service this afternoon at four
o'clock will be a song and praise ser
vice. conducted by Mrs. W. G. Ious
eal. Oi Wednesday. the service will
be held at night, commencing at enght
o'clock, and will be directed by the
pastor, who is a member of the execu
tive committee of the United Synod
Board of Missions, and chairman of
the Board of Missions of the South
Carolina synod. The service will be
in the nature of an open parliament,
and the leader will try to answer any
questions that may be asked. The
service on Thursday afternooin will be
under the direction of the Young Wo
men 's Auxiliarv society.
Hilltop Between No. 1 and No. 2.
The health of our community is
good. I regret to state, however, that
Mrs. Betty Dickert continues quite
Mr. John Suber has moved to his
farm in Mt. Pleasant section. Sorry
for him to leave the neighborhood.
Mr. Tom Setzler has moved to the
C. D. Buzhardt place. Miss Lizie, and
Messrs..C. D. and James Buzhardt,
occupy .the house that Mr. Hood for
merly lived in.
Mr. Crompton, from the Trinity
:section, has moved to Mr. Melvin
Mr. Tom Epps, the.-new superin
itendent at the county home, starts off
Walter. Graham, a renter on Mr. C.
0. Buzhardt's. place, lost a mule the
"other day. The animal died in the
road in' the suburbs of Newberry.
Mr. Fred Norris, who moed to'
Vairfield about eight years ago, has
returned to Newberry to live. We wel
come him back to his native heath.
There was a right good week day
congregation at Lebanon last Satur
day. Col. J. C. S. Brown, the Nestor,
of the. community, was out and met
Mr. Waddy T. Duncan, the new pre
siding .elder. The' conservation seem
ed to h1ave been mutuially pleasant.
A large per centof' the farmers of
this heighborliood a're ' usinig ploughs
to break land to which they hitch
from, two to four mules.
*Krom 'inforition gained by in
quiry, I judge that Newberry 's cotton
aceage will be about what it was last
year~. If farmers would raise more
mules and cattle; and grow more corn
and oats and' hay I think they would'
be masters of the cotton situation.
Col. Johnstone Meets Match.
IThe following incident in the exam
ination of witnesses in the Hasty trial
Iwill be appreciated by Col. George
Johnstone 's friends. The story is
from the Greenville News:
Col. Johnstone asked her if she
hadn 't played at Columbia in
"Brown 's in Town'' recently, and
what she sang. The solicitor ob.jected
and Col. Johnstone set in to exhort
the court and crowd in sarcastie v'ain
ab'out the virtue of a woman w ho
would sing ribald songs with words
of a perfectly disgusting character,
when Miss Sheridan said:
"Yon.r honor, please let me answer
"Do so,"' said the Judge kindly.
"I sang the same songs and en
cores which I sang here in "Nothing
She named over the songs and they
were the. same -ones she sang a fort
night or so ago.
"There is nothing ribald or dis
gusting in ,them'' she said, "I'll re
peat the words to you if you will let'
me repeat them.''
".Oh ! no. no,'' said Col. Johnstone.
"but didn't the newspapers-''
" I do not control the newspapers.''
-she b)roke in. and there was a laugh
in spite of the Judge 's rebuke.
Col. Joshinstone sat down. The peo
pe hereabouts have in their hearts a
great pride of him as a criminal law
yer. and a brilliant cross-examiner,
but in spite of this I heard several
whispered comments about the bar,
"George Johnstone has met his
Collough Stukes, the Sumter coun
ty* negro desperado, who stabbed
to death in a particularly vicious
and fiendish manner Captain D. E.
Wells, on -whose farm he
was working at the time, is to hang1
for his crime. A decision filed in th e
supreme court having affirmed
the verdict of guilty in the lower
The sentence of five years against
Constable William E. Rowell, for kill-*
ing Joseph C. Blount, a travelling man
at Florence after quarrelling with
Bount because lhe patronized a blind
tiger,- is also-affirmed in an opinion
* J * ,.-.-r.
Holding Movement Still Firm.
Notwithstanding the recent heavy
and unauthorized depression in the
price of spot cotton. due to bearish
speculative influences, the great ma
jority of spot holders have stood firm
andl retused to be panic stricken over
the extreie tactics pursued by the
lar c(votton bluvers and exporters
to shake out cotton from the interior
of the old States. We are now fac
ing comparisons with enormous re
ceipts one year ago. Last month
there came into sight 1,200,000 bales
and in April 866,000 bales, or during
those two months as much cotton as
there is in the South to come into
sight for the balance of the season.
More cotton came into sight last
March than there is now left in the
hands of the spot holders on planta
tions and at interior uncounted towns.
The spot holders will continue firm
and remain unshaken while the ex
poirters who are short in their con
tracts are being forced to the ports
to beg. borrow or buy supplies for
immediate requirements. The worst
of the depression is already over.
The combination of spinners, specula
tors and buyers have played their
last cards, and the holders, by remain
ing steadfast in the possession of their
staple. will soon be able to dictate
prices and force the market to fif
teen cents. Cotton goods are weekly
advancing in price, afid the -depand
cannot be filled, many qiills having
already taken orders as far ahead
as December and into next year.
Mill sales. are .based on the future
price of spot cotton as :spinners rea
lize prices will advance in the near
future. Remember that, last March
with cotton -at 7 cents, in the face of
a. 14,000,000 bale crop, those who
held received 10 1-2 cents early. in
July. Do not get discouraged. Mill
men say raw cotton is worth fifteen
cents and that they are prepared to
pay it if they cannot get it for less.
If the staple is worth it; every inter
est in the South should -assist .the
holders to get it. Let there be no
break in the ranks. The supplies
from the interior of the- Southwest
are practically exhausted, and all
buyers 'must soon turn their' atten
tion to the holding in the old States.
Do not get panic stricken,~ but have
only one priee lin view for the balance
of this crop; namely, FIFTEEN
CENTS. Plant less 'eotton and :in-.
crease the -food supply crops. Cur
tail production of cottuii, som that
what is grown will be absolutely re
quired by the consuming world and
will, therefore, command profitable
prices. The slogan for the next? two
months throughout' the~ entire cotton
belt must be diversification, less cot
ton, more food supplies, and an absol
ute refusal on the part of spot holders
to market their middling cotton for
less than 15 cents. Show the world
a normal acreage and a fixed deter
mination to demand fifteen cents for
the balance of this crop.
President, S. C. A.
If you want to see the .living em
bodiment of what most children con
sider among the good things of "Pic
ure Land" go to . see "Suster
Brown." at the opera house Friday
ight, presented by the original Bus
ter-Master Gabriel-and a large
cmpany of artists.
A Cautious Depositor.
An old negro went to the bank in
which he kept his hard earned savings
says Harper's Weekly, and asked the
paying teller to give him all the mon
y he had deposited. He offered no
explanation of his sudden desire to
withdraw his funds, and after a vain
rgument with him the teller counted
ot the bills and delivered them to
the old man. He eyed the paper
money a moment, and said:
"Kin I git dat in silver, boss?"
The teller assured him he could,
and forthwith made the exchange.
he old negro retired to a neighbor
ing desk, remained crouched over it
long time, and then, to the teller's
reat surprise, .returned to the win
ow and gleefully thrust his money
ack through the pigeonhole. 'Be
fore he could speak, the old man said,
" Thanks, boss, you .kin take it
ak. I jes wanted t' see ef it wuz
If you are unable to break into the
all of Fame, you can at least take
few bottles of patent medicine and
et your picture in the papers.
Edward V. was strangled in the
ower by his uncle, Richard III.
VANTED in each State salesman to
sell large line tobacco. Permanent
osit on. C entral T obacco C o.,
SHINGLES-1 have several car of
No. I and No. 2 shingles eoming in.
Sasi, doors. rough and dressed ium
her. See me before buying.
0. W. Lerov.
WARNING-All persons are hereby
warned not to employ or harbor
Will Adams as he is under contract
with me for the year 1906.
H. F. Wheeler.
WE have hav for sale. A nice lot of
Meadow hay, baled. Quick del'x
ery. Phone 19. 4 rings.
Jeff T. Cromer,
SPECIAL Agreement with Vital Toie
Company. Two bottles of Vital
Tone Bitters for $1.00 at
Gilder & Weeks'.
LOST-Brass Hub Cap off Transfer
Wagon. Finder will be paid by re
turning same to this office or maia
ger of opera house.
LOST-Solid gold shield-shaped clsm
pin, '04, engraved on face. Rew4o.
if returned to this office.
WELLS-I have purchased a wel
boring machine and am prepare4
to do satisfactory work or no
Any in need. of wells should consult or
write, me at Newberry.
G. P. Hill.
SOCIALLY and Medicinally a house
hold necessity. Shaw's Pure
For Sale at the
WANTED-Mannager for . Br4q
office we .wish to locate here
Newberry Court House. Address, wit
The Morris Wholesale House,
FOR SALE- Horse. Can 'be bou
cheap. Apply to
I. T. Timmerman,
* ~Mollohon Mill.
FOR EAE-30 000 briek. Apply to
J. E. Hair.
AGENTS WANTED-Our stock -is
reliable and can be handled fr
many successive years in , the s0
community. We want a good l1
agent 'in this county. Terms liber4
First class reference required.4
Cedar Hill Nursery d& Orchard Co..
IF From opening fime until el~
time and, all the time, yo~u
good tirpe then have your wa~4
and clock cleaned and repairedW
W. B. Rikard, Jeweler, $4
Sat The Herald and News Ofis
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