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E. H. AULL. EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday, March 27, 1906.
Mr. C. K. Schwrar, editor of the
Rock Hill Record, has been elected
secretary of the Commercial club the
busines men's organization and Mr.
J. G. Anderstn president. There was
hld the annual meeting last week and
a banquet was served. The key note
of all the speeches was to urge the
"get together'- spirit for the busi
ness men of the city. Mr. 1). A.
Tompkins of Charlotte was present
and made the address of the evening.
"Push Rock Hill"' is the motto of
Dr. A. J. McKelway's damage suit
against the Charlotte Observer has
been ended with a judgment of five
cents for the plaintiff. Both plain- i
tiff and defendant seem to have
agreed to this verdict.
It would seem that the people of:
the upper part of the state are not so
much interested about the changing
of schedules, but they do want trains I
to run on schedule time. There is
nothing more annoying to the public
in the way of poor railroad service
than the operation of trains that are
habitually late.-Greenville News.
Of course every one would like to
see the 'trains on time but the change
of schedule to be put on should be a
good thing for the up-country. It
would widen the territory of the
News by placing it even as far down
as Newberry by half past ten o'clock.
It would give people up the country
a chance to go to Coulmbia, the cap
ital, and return the same (lay. And
still leaves a train into Greenville at
noon and out in the afternoon. A
much better arrangement than at
-U. X. GUNTEE, JE.
Attorney General Gunter made a
brave fight for life. He was sick for
more than six months. The contest
was too much for his strength and
the end came at his father's home at
Batesburg on Sunday morning at 9
o'clock. He was young and strong
and apparently had much for which t6
live when disease laid its hand upon;
him. While we cannot understand
the workings and mysteries of Prov
idence we must believe that God doeth
all things well and everything will
work together for good. Still we are
saddened at what seems to us the un-;
timely death of our friend.
The editor of The Herald and News
first began to know "X'' Gunter!
well in June, 1899, when we went to'
Columbia as private secretary to
Gov. McSweeney and for nearly four
years we were thrown intimately with
him every day, and since we have
been close to him. The more. and the
better you knew him the more you ap
preciated his true worth. He was a
true friend. Firm in his convictions,
yet modest and dnassuming. Honor
able and st.raigthforward in his deal-j
ings, always- the gentleman. His
opinions which are preserved in the
reports of the attorney general are!
evidence of his ability as a lawyer.
Oue of the leading characteristics
of the man was his fondness. for chil
dren and to our mind the man who is
fond of children must have a kindly
heart and a gentle nature.
We shall miss him and we mourn
his death and sympathize most ten
derly with those of his-' family to
whom he was near and dear.
The following .sketeh of his life is
written by a friend and was publish
ed in the Columbia Record several!
Mr. Gunter was born iu Batesburg,
Lexington county, on December 5,
1870. He acquired his common school
education there and graduated from
the South Carolina college in 1892
aftser which he went to Aiken to prae
tice law, in partnership first with B.
C. Jordan, and later with Mr. John
Gary Evans, Mr. Evans, on being
elected governor, appointing him pri
vate secretary. He afterwards be
e'ame clerk of the claims committee of
the house of representatives, remov
ing ait the close of this work to Spar
tanburg to practice law. He was made:
assistant attorney general under Mr.
W. A. Barber in 1898 and was reap.
pointed by General G. D)uncan Bellin
ger who suceeded Mr. Barber.
In 1902 Mr. Gunter was nominated
over Mr. W. F. Stevenson, in the demn
oeratic primary, as the candidate for,
attorney general, and was elected at~
the general election in that yea'r. He*
was re-elected without opposition in:
b)04- for the term to expire during
the next session of the general assem
lie tilled every position to which
he was called with s1ceh eliciencv and
ntly ;it1ted ' tach particular
'Uty which tile Ofliee implsed upon
As governor's private secretary he
won the good will and commendation
of all whose business brought them
in touch with the chief executive's
office during Governor Evans' term,
and he retained to the hour of his
death the respect and admiration of
his chief, whose opportunities for in
timate knowledge of him extended
throuTzh the years of early manhood.
le gave to the office of magistrate
an air of dignity and impartial jus
tice that earned and received the con
tidence of both races and men of all
conditions within the limits of his ju
iisdiction. The demands for juries
to try issues before him became few
er as the days of his incumbeney in
creased; for the innocent he had no
terrors. from the guilty came no re
proach of unfairness or injustice. He
left Spartanburg, after a compara
tively brief term. with the confidence
of all its good citizens.
In the position of secretary of the
state executive committee he showed
extraordinary political sagacity and
the chairman of the committee has
continuously borne testimony to his
invaluable aid rendered at times when
hard and skillful handling of delicate
situations were demanded. In smooth
ing rough ways, in preventing threat
ened estrangements among friends
with developing rival aspirations, in
discouraging contests, in distinguish
ing the shadow from the substance
when the fire of factional passion
gave flickering evidence of breaking
into fladie, in converting blind preju
dice into enlightened friendship, he
proved himself, in the highest and
best sense, a politician much beyond
When assistant attorney general,
which position was tendered. to, and
never sought by him, he developed
unsuspected legal ability. The official
opinions rendered by him, as assist
ant, fortun-tely permanently preserv
ed among the state's records, have
met the concurrence of the bar of the
state and are accepted by the officera
of the commonwealth as a safe guide
and as settling the questions upon
which they' were given. The current
sureme court reports bear abundant
evidence of his energy, research and
ability as a lawyer. The lanmented
Chief Justice Mclver, on meeting the
then attorney general at the door of
the supreme.c(ourt immediately after
muc aruet by Mr. Gunter. said with
muhwarm 'sincerity, " Mr. Bellinger,
I wish to congratulate you and the
state upon your selection of assistant
attorney general. He shows wonder
ful capacity, for discriminating work
and is a man of great promise. -He
always has the attention of the court
and we listen to him with great .pleas
ure.'' Extraordinary the man to
earn such opinion, happy t.o win such
From the time lhe assumed the .du
ties of the office of attorney general
until disease dragged him from his
desk, hie was faithfully,echeerfully, ad
mirably doing his work and his duty
to the state, growing daily in moral
force and siental strength. His fel
low-state offic.ers had implicit confi
clence in his legal knowledge and in
(tat rare quality) his intellectual
honesty, and acted always unhesita
ingly upon his advice, however at va
iance with ,their preconceived opin-.
ons~ It is not partiality that pronipts
the statement that in the death of
U. .. Gunter, Jr., the state will suf
er a distinet40ss. He was ambitions,
but not selfishly so: for his state. his
Eeart beat with loving pride; in ev
rv impulse he was a citizen first an&
partizan only when consistent w'ith
the highest sense. of citizenship with
quiet dignity clothed an unalterable
prpose along right lines. This state
bas never- had too many such .men at*
any one time, and there is always a
place waiting'for such, a one. But it
is as a very big-hearted, noble man
that "X. Gunter'' will be longest re
meibered by his friends among thie
men, the women and the children who
loved him and whose hearts are ach
ing today for t.he personal loss which
they feel they suffer. His brothers
leaned upon him with a proud depend
ence; no sister ever knew a gentler,
more loving and tender brother; fa
ther~ and mother were never blessed
with a miore unselfish, solicitous, obe
dient son nor more cruelly erushed
by the shattering of proud and well
founded hopes in a favorite son.
Shortly more than a yeari ago fa
tal sickniess laid its withering hand
u)on the sister who had been his play
mate in childhood and his confidant
in youth and manhood, and when
death claimed hert the affliction seem
ed more than lie could bear and wrung
groans of agony from a heart school
ed to bear its suffering in silence.
From that day the light of his life
eemed dimmed and those nearest to
him saw a changed man.
To his companions he was warm
heagted and true, ever quick to vindi
cate then against backbiting and
slander, a,nd candid when advice was
demanded. Ie was generous even be
yond the suspicion of his friends for
his numberless unsolicited acts of
kindness and goodness became known
only through the gratitude of those
receiving unostentatious bounty at his
hands. In the heart of every child
who knew Mr. Gunter there is an un
abashed tenderness for their gentle
Toward women he bore himself
with quiet courtesy, impressing them
with his truthfulness and honesty. He
could never have been a courtier, but
no woman could have despised or con
demned him. He eagerly seized every
Opportunity unobtrusively and un
asked to render to a woman sei-vice
which lie thought would add to her
pleasure or relieve her of embarrass
ment oi anxiety. There is no one of
the young women in the state house
whose positions threw them in con
tact wvith Mr. Gunter who will not
hold him in grateful remembrance,
and few have been the dry eyes when
they have been told of his hopeless
suffering for these many months-a
just tribute to a chivalrie spirit.
When a man's shoes hurt him he
acts as if he was at his own funeral:
when it's a woman she makes you
believe the only thing needed to com
plete her joy would be to be dancing.
Notice is hereby given that. on
April 30, 1906, the undersigned will
apply to the National Bank of New
berry, Newberry, S. C., for the issue
of a new eertificate for 16 shares of
the capital stock of said Bank in lieu
and stead of certificate No. 724 for
16 shares of said capital stock hereto
fore issued to I. C. Thomas on Janu
ary 22, 1906, the original certificate
haviig been lost or destroyed in the
United States mail.
National Loan and Exch.rige Bank of
Columbia, S. C.
Notice is hereby given that, I will
make a final settlement of the Estate
oft Jacob B. Fellers, deceased, in the
Proubate Court for Newberry, on tihe
26th day of April, 1906, at 10 o'clock
in the forenoon, and that I will imme
Idiately thereafter apply for a final
discharge as Executor of the last will
land testament of said decease4.
W.; W. Fellers. -
March 22, 1906
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