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PUI RELY PERSONAL.
The Movements of Many People
Newberrians and Those Who
Mr. E. S. Blease went to Abbeville
Yesterday to apply for bail for Luke
Crouch. charced with arson in Salu
There will be no services at Tran
-quil Methodist church on t:he second
Sunday in September, as there will
be two services at Tabernacle on that
day. The pastor. the Rev. D. P. Boyd,
gives a cordial invitation to every
body to attend the service at Taber
nacle on next Sunday.
Miss Jessie Workman, of Birming
ham. Ala., returned home Saturday
after spending a few days with rela
tives in the city.
Mrs. J. J. wliite i has retnied home
ai,er speiding sonw days with rela
tives at Iau hulville.
Mr. J. J. White returned home
Sunday after spending several days
with friends at Bainbiidge. Ga.. Fa
.ieville, Ga.. and Quincy, Fla.
Dr. L. A. Riser is spending a few
weeks at home with his mother.
MAiss Sena Riser returned last week
from New York where she has been
:studying the latest styles in head gear
Yor the Newberry ladies. She will be
pleased to- see you at Caldwell and
Senator and Mrs. C. L. Blease
leave tomorrow for the Jamestown
exposition. Mr. Blease goes as rep
resentative to the Great Council of
Red Men which meets there this week.
Hon. F. H. Dominick has returned
from a trip to New York.
Mr. Fred G. Long, a senior student
of Newberry college. who has been in
Union this summer selling maps, left
Wednesday for his home in Johnston,
S. C., where he will spend a few
days before'returning to college. Mr.
Long sold in Union county about 600
maps in two months. He made many
friends while here who regret to see
him leave-Union Progress.
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Boyd left Wed
i:esday for their home in Newberry
a::d were accompanied by Miss Anna
-Lucile Bobo.-Union Progress.
Misses Elizabeth and Mazie Domi
nick, t%wo charming young ladies of
Newberry, were the guests of Miss
Lula Kaminer Thursday.-Lexington
Mr. Jno. A. Shealy and wife of
Little Mountain visited their son
Prof. W. A. Shealy and daughter,
3irs. C. A. Epting this week. Their
daughter Nellie ho has been here with
Mrs. Epting several weeks returned
ho'me with them.-Leesville Sun.
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Aull, of Dyson,
are visiting relatives in Newberry.
-Aiss Lucy Wright has returned
:from a visit to relatives at Johnston.
Miss May Boozer, of Lexington, is
visiting Mis Lucy Wright.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Fulmer, of Co
lumbia, spent yesterday in Newberry.
Miss Alice Cannon is spending a
jew weeks at Asheville, N. C. She
and Mr. B. C. Matthew's son, Burr
James. were in the wreck in North
-Carolina last week but neither was in
Miss Eva Mace, of Marion, on her
-return from Harris~ Springs, stopped
in Newberry for a few days with the
family of E. H. Aull.
Mr. Frank and Mr. Robert Davis
of Newberry, S. C., are'the guests of
Mrs. Eugene Greneker.--Augu3ta
Chronicle, Sept. 1st.'
Mrs. R. M. Russell, of Pendleton,
is visiting her brother, Mr. S. B. Aull,
and other relatives in Newberry.
Utopia Farmers' Union will meet
at Utopia school house on Friday at
3 p. m. A full attendance is requested.
Col C. J.- Purcell and family mov
-ed yesterday into their new home in
Pratt Street. Col. Purcell has one of
the handsomest homes in the up coun
try. It is .very conveniently arranged
and has broad halls and an abundance
of broad piazzas, two very necessary
things for a comfortable Southern
Yesterday was labor day, and by
act of the legislature was a legal holi
day. It was not observed in Newber
ry to any appreciable extent, except
that the rural mail carriers did not
Coe their rounds.
Messrs Frank and Robert Davis,
who are guests of Mrs. Eugene Gren
eker were complimented with a pound
party at Katy Leon Wednesday and
on Thursday evening with a Casino
party..-Augusta Herald, Spt. 1st.
There will be no preaching at
*Bethlehem Lutheran church near Po
maria on next Sunday, as the pastor,
the Rev. J. J. Long will be absent on
When the chimneys of the royal
mint at Berlin are cleaned about
$1,000 worth of gold is taken from
SETTLBMENT WITH TREASURER
Mr. E. B. Wilson of Comptroller Gen
eral's Office Finds Everything in
Mr. E. B. Wilson, fromn the Co:Mp
troller General's office, was in New
berry on Tuesday afternoon for the
purposes of making settlement with
County Treasurer Epps. There were
present during the settlement as re
quired by law besides the treasurer,
Mr. T. E. Wicker, foreman of the
grand jury: Mr. J. M. Wicker, county
supervisor; Mr. H. C. Holloway,
clerk of the county commissioners;
Mr. J. S. Wheeler, superintendent of
Education and Mr. W. W. Cromer,
!he auditor. The representative of
the comptroller found the books and
vouchers of the various county offi
cers in excellent shape, and the work
of making settlement was thereby
made very easy. We give in this con
nection only some summaries of the
figures, and will probably in Friday's
paper go more into details, so that
the readers may understand the con
dition of the finances of the county.
The settlement shows the following
amounts charged to the trusurer as of
date June 30th, 1907:
For state purposes .. ..$ 33 810 59
For school purposes .. .. 59,014 73
Ordinary county purposes 110,846 21
Total .... .. .. .. ..$203,671 53
He. also. finds the following
amounts paid out for the year ending
June 30th, 1907:
State purposes ... .. ...$ 32,626 94
State purposes'.. .......466 19
School purposes .... 35,448 28
County purposes .......60,958 48
'Total .. .. .. .......$129,499 89
And the following abatements and
nulla bona for which the treasurer, of
course, received credit:
State .. .. .. ...........$ 211 81
School .. .. .. .. .... 795 82
Also the following amounts are ac
eounted for as executions in the hands
of the sheriff:
State..............$ 505 65
School ...... .. .. .... .. 1,431 20
County............... 616 28
Total ....... ...... ..$2,553 13
The eash on hand for county and
school :purposes was found to be as
Sehool . ...... ... .....$21,339 43
County ..... ... ....... 49,103 73
Total ...... .........$70,443 16
Total charges for all pur
.poses .. .. ..........$203.671 53
Paid out for
poses . . $129,499 89
'Bona. . . 1,175 35
hands ... 2,553 13
hand . .. . 70,443 16--$203,671 53
Meteorological Record. ,
Maximum temperature, 91.3; mean
maximum temperature, 69.1; mean,
80.2; maximuin, 98; date, 31st; mini
mum, 62; date, 27th; greatest daily
Total, 5.24 inches. Greatest in 24
hours, 2.71 inelr; date, 15th.
Number of days with . .01 or nmore
precipitation, 12; clear, 10; fair, 14;
loudy, 7; thunder storms, 2, 3, 9, 11,
15, 17, 21, 23; rainfall 8 months,29.05
inehes; rainfall 8 months 1906, 38.28
inches; deficency for 1907, 9.23 in.
W. G. Peterson,
Jessie Granted Bail.
Mr. E. S. Blease appeared before
Chief Justice Pope on Saturday and
obtained bail for Ed Jessie, charged
with murder in the killing of John
Hardy. near Old Town, several days
ago. Bail was granted in the sum of
$700. Jessie was released from pail on
Saturday, his bondsmen being Messrs.
Z. 0. Whittle and C. J. Purcell.
Annie Amelia. the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. J. Benton. died at their
home in West End Sunday night, aged
13 years. Burial was had yesterday
at 5 o'clock in Rosemont.
Mr. T. E. Mellen, who worked for
some years in Newberry with the
Carolina Manufacturing Co., died at
his home in Tennessee on Sunday.
He was a member of the Bergell Tribe
of Red men and will be remembered
by a great many of the Red men in
Everything sounds like an encore
PRESIDENT SMITH EXPLAINS;
He Did Not Receive Letter or Under
stand Appointment-Will Come
It will be recalled that there was
great disappointment amongst the
farmers and other citizens when
President E. D. Smith failed to ap
pear and address the farmers on the
15th of July. It seems that there
was a general misunderstanding. Mr.
R. T. C. Hunter, the president of the
cotton association in this county, had
given notice that Mr. Smith would be
here, and there was a very good at
tendance of the farmers. Mr. Smith
did not come, and no m ssage came
from him. The farmers waited until
the arrival of all the mid-day trains
in the hope that he would come. Mr.
Hunter promised that he would get an,
explanation from Mr. 9mith. so that
his position might be set right be
fore the people of Newberry county.
On the 12th day June Mr. Hunter
received the following letter, aiid up
on the information conveyed in it, ad
vertised the meeting and endeavored
in every way possible to work up a
Columbia, S. C., June'11, 1907.
Hon. R. T. C. Hunter, president,
Prosperity, S. C.
-We will visit your county onl the
15th of July. Please give it all the
advertisement you can, and -see that
the farmers, bankersi merchants and
business men' are all notified;' as we
wish to get our organization as com
plete as possible.
Yours very truly,
E. D. Smith.
Francis H. Weston.
F. H. Hyatt.
Neither Mr. Smith nor Mr. Wes
,toi was present and nothing was
heard from either of them.- In ex
planation of their absence Mr. Hun
ter desires that the following letter
from Mr. Smith be printed. He, also.
asks that the statemen.t which follows
this letter be printed. Of course. no
one attached any blame to Mr. Hun
ter. Everyone kno%s of the interest
he has taken in this work and the en
thusiasm which he has thrown into it
and that he would not have called the
meeting unless he had had authority
to do so.
The following is Mr. Smith's letter:
Columbia, S. C., Aug. 17, 1907.
lHon. R. T. C. Hunter, Presidenit,
Prosperity, S. C.
Mv Dear Sir:
Your communmeation as to our fail
ure to be present at your meeting, I
hope has been satisf.actor,ily answered
by Mr. Weston, Secretary. However,
I wish to give my reasons for not
Wie sent out to all of the county
presidents a list of the dates propos
ed to he filled by us on that itiner
ary, asking each county p)resident to
notify us at once as to whether or
not the date indicated would be suit
able for his county. I made careful
inquiry, and was informed that there
had -not come any communeiation
from your county at all. Our time
was limited, other places were urg
ing us to come, therefore I did not
go to your place. I cannot express to
you my own personal regrets when I
learned that in response to the no
tie of .the date, you had collected a
meeting and bad a fine attendence. I
assure you it would have been my
duty to have been with you on that
date, and would also have been a plea
sure to me to be with you, if a call
had been made.
We stand ready to visit your coun
ty, and if you will indicate a date,
some member of the state office will
see tha't it is filled. Matters of very
great interest should be brought to
the attention of your people and our
organization in your county perfect
I am mailing you a eall for a meet
ing of the county presidents~ on the
30th of August. I hope you will be
able to attend.,
With kindest regards, I remain,
Yours very truly,
E. D. Smith,
In justice to me I wish to say that
on the receipt of the above letter from
Mr. Smith, I wrote him that I would
make all necessary arrangements for
the meeting. For somie reason, my
letter failed to reach Mr. Smith. I
hope the above will be satisfactory
to all parties.
I am glad to say that Mr. Smith
has assured me that he will come to
Newberry as soon as possible after
he ;rets back from the meeting of the
natinal executive committee on 6th
R. T. C. Hunter.
All our' sweetest hours fly fastest.
PENSION BOARD NAMED.
Meeting of Representatives from the
Townships Held Yes
In pursuance of the act of the leg
islature requiring the representatives
of the Confederate veterans from tihe
several townships in every county to
meet at the court house on the first
I Monday in Sep:ember for the purpose
of -l4eting the county board of pen
sions, the following representatives
from the townships met. at the Audi
tor's office yesterday: W. G. Peter
son. M. M. Buford, W. W. Cromer,
Joel T. Crisp. I)avid iPtts. H. C. Poag,
Alex Singtletoi. R. T. C. Hunter.
0. Wells, N. i. Young, W. P. Me
The only duty these township rep
resentatives have to perform is the
election of the county board of pen
siois. The board is composed of four
Confederate veterans and of an exam
The following Confederate veter
ans were named as the county board
of pensions: W. G. Peterson, L. M.
w)eers, R. T. C. Hunter, and D. W.
Kinard. The board elected Dr. W. G.
Hiouseal as physician and Mr. W. G.
Peterson as chairman of the board
and pension commissioner. The pen
sion commissioner is required to be
in the auditor's office every Saturday
duin-: a ima: rI .;iiuary for the
p,urpse rc3f i applic.atii.n for
p The...hoard nwets the first
Monday in Frumiy to Pass upon the
appl ica t ions.
It is a little rmarkable tihat one
of the ropresentatives fiom the town
ships will soon reaeh his 88th birth
day, and yet he looked about as young
and about as active as some of the
other members of the board who have
not seen so many years. Mr. Joel T.
Crisp from No. 5 township was a
member of Capt. Todd's Company, of
Laurens. known as the b"Laurens
Briars". and will be SS years old on
his next birthday. He has, however,
lived in Newberry county for quite
a nmaber of years.
To Elect Cotton Weigher.
All parties interested in cotton
weighing at Prosperity are request
ed to meet at Prosperity Saturday,
7th, at 4 p. m. for the purpose of
electing a cot.ton weigher.
R. T. C. Hunter.
The cotton receipts at Newberry
as furnished by the two wveighers at
the platforms for the year ending
August 31, 1907, 23821 bales.
Death of Mrs. J. S. McClure.
The sad intelligence was received
at Newberry on Sunday morning of
the death of Mrs. J. -S. McClure at
her home in Knoxville, Tenn. Mrs.
MdCGlure was better known to our
leople as Thyra Schumpert. She
was the only daughter of Col. and
Mrs. 0. L. Schumpert.
'She was married to Mr. McClure
something more than a year ago, and
at the time was the picture of health,
and in . the prime of young woman
hood with the possibility of many
years of happine-s before her. Some
months ago her.health failed and she
came to Newberry to be with her par
ents. For some while she was quite
ill but had recovered and only about
a month ago left Newberry for her
Tennessee home. apparently much
improved. Her mother accomipanied
her and was with her at the time of
her death. Col. Schiumpert, received
a message on. Saturday morning that
she was quite ill, and he left on the
first train, but probably did not
reach her before her death.
Miss Thyra or Mrs. McClure was a
great favorite with the young people,
as well as the older people of Newher
ry, and was a young woman of many
lovable traits of character and the
news of her death was received with
sorrow by her many friends in New
berry. Many expressions of sym
pathy for Col. and Mrs. Schumpert
were heard by their many friends
Beautiful Post Cards.
Mr. Jno. B. Mayes has the largest
assortment and the prettiest post
cards ever ofered in Newberry. Many
of them are scenes of Newberry and
they are very pretty and attractive.
He is selling them very rapidly but
will supply new ones as the supply
gives out. It will pay you to call at
the book store and look over them.
Too many of us consider an excuse
"'When an acquaintance says to
you "I am going to lbe honest with
vo.'' brace yourself for something
3. P. Crotwell Found Unconscious in
Yard-Probably Knocked Down
Mr. S. P. Crotwell met with a rie
.uliar accid:.nt at his home in the sub
arb,s of Newberry on Sunday evening.
He had been off to spend the day and
had with him two of his children. He
returned about 8 o'clock Sunday ev
ening and one of the children had
zone to sleep in the carriage. He drove
in his back yard and before taking
out his horse took the child that
was asleep in his arms and carried it
up stairs and placed it on the bed.
Returning, he passed his wife and
Mr. Lane who were sitting on the back
piazza and exchanged a few words
with them. going on to take his horse
rmt. After sometime, Mr. Lane and
Mrs. Crotwell heard some noise in
the yard and went out to investigate.
They found Mr. Crotwell on his back,
limp and unconscious.
He had unhitched one side of the
4arness and the presumption is, that
in going around the front of the horse
to the other side, the horse had pro
)ably been grazing, and Mr. Crotwell
)assing near his head, the horse sud
ceply threw up his head, striking
NAr. Crotwell on the face and knock
ing him down.
There was a bruise on the face un
Jer the eye and a slight bruise on tha
!aek of the head which was probably
received in the fall. He was carried
pstairs but was unconscious for sev
eral hours. Dr. J. K. Gilder attended
him and yesterday he. was very much
better and was thought would soon
Figures too High.
It was a little out of the way
ehurch the nrst Sunday in May, just
after the "foot washing'" had been
Dbeserved. which is a custom followed
by that particular seet of people,
that the preacher announced that
the congregation would join in sing
n hymn No. 23. ."'My soul, be on thy
uard: ten thousand foes.'' etc.
Jones, a red faced, broad shoulder
ed giant, tried to put on a lot of en
ergy and sing tenor, for this was a
special occasion, and he seemed to be
the whole church, since he was musi
Srector and the only choir they
haed, as well as janitor and deacon.
In fact, he did everything but preach.
Jones rose up and in stentorian tones
began to sing in a pitch too high.
When he got to the second line
("Ten thousand foes,'' etc.), it w:as
necessary for.his voice to rise beyond
his capacity. and he broke down.
The congregation began to titter, and
a brother in the front row said:
"-'Pears to me like you're a leetle
bit too high.''"
An old gntleman in his shirt slee
ves, over in the amen corner, rose up
with a judicial air and drawled out:
"S 'pose we just try five thous
Letters remaining in the postoffice
at Newberry, S. C., for week ending
August 31,41907. s
A-Mr. Sam Adams.
B-Miss Susie Barnds, Miss Lela
Bateman, Mr. Charlie C. Britt, Miss
Emmner Bowers, Miss Sander Brown,
C-'Mrs. Carmelia Caldwell, Mr.
W. F. Crouch, Mrs. Maky Ford.
G-Mr. Howard aGry, Mrs. Thos.
~H-Mrs. T. H. Harris, Miss Nicia
K-Mrs. Sis Kindly (2).
L-Ifr. George Lyles, Mrs. Geor
R-Mr. Thomas Rin.
S-Miss Margaret Strander.
T--Mr. Julius Tfhacker.
W-Ella Wald, Miss Sallie Wil
lams, Mrs. Sarah oYung..
00AL IS NOW IN GREAT demand
with the best grades very searee.
If you haven't purehased, come
and see me. and get prices.
25 STEREOPTIGON VIEWS for 50
cents,at Mayes' Book Store. .He
'vill sell the :stereograph se'parate
from the views for 10 cents.
WANTED-Pupils for night schooL.
Men taken as well as boys. Room
near public square. For terms aipply
Newberry, S. C.
I HAVE A NICE Tozier engine for
traveling uses, and a shingle mill
tIhat T will sell cheap. Everything
first class shape.
A. B. Summers,
Chappells, S. C.
Newberry Cotton Market.
Corrected by Nat Gist.
Middling ..............12 14
Strict Middling ........12 1-2
Good Middling ..........12 3-4
The Local Market.
Meat ............... to 12
Hams .. .. ........ .. 16 to 18
Best Lard .. .... ...... 13
Best N 0. Molasses .....60 to 7P
Good M. O. Molassea.... 35 to 40
Corn .. .. .. .... 85
Meal .. . ....... 85
Mixed Chicken Food .... 90
Hay .... ..........1.35to 1.50
Ist Patent Flour .. ....5.00 to 5.25
2nd Patent Flour .. ....4.50 to 4.75
Good Ordinary Flour... .3.50 to 4.00
Sugar .... .... .... ...5 1-2
Rice .. .. ...... ....5801-3
Coffee Roasted .... .. .. 15
Coffee, Green .........10 to 20
Cotton Seed meal 1.40
Poultry.......... 10c. 1b.
Peas .. .. .. .. ........ 2.00
MISS MAZIE DOMINICK
of Music, Baltimore.)
Studio opens September 16, 1907.
Apply for Terms.
I CENT A WORD.
No advertisement taken for 105s
than 25 cents.
THE ELITE PrOTO Am STOI
has re-opened business in room of
Tihe .new cement-block buildif net
to the "Bakery"-East-end Main
Street. We solicit a continuance of
patronage from our friends.
Otway and T. E. Salter.
DOMINOCARDS-The new' house
hold game that combines and ex
eels both Cards and Dominoes. Can
vassers wanted to introduce in ev
ery community. Sample game and
particulars, postpaid, 50cts. Domin-,
ocards Co., 1807 Chouteau Ave., St.
FOR RENT-Eight horse farm 1 mile'
from Silver Street, well improved
and good pasture land.Apply to
W. S. Spearman,
8-30-tawt Newberry S. C.
NOTICE-In order to make room for
the new church to be erected on'the
lot the ola churek building and
Sunday sehool room of the Grace
church, Prosperity, are hereby of-'
fered for sale separately. Seale4
bids to be handed in by September
2, 1907, 12 o'clock in.. The right
is reserved to reject any and all
.M. 0. Kreps, chairman.
A. M. Lester, secretary.
FOR SALE-Well improved place 6
utiles frein Chappefls and S piles
from Saluda C. H. Addhes
J. 0. Wyaes
Chappells, S. C., E. #. D. F2
WANTED to buy 10,000 busbels red
oats in car lots or less. Quote ye
price ? o b your depQt adJ gEsd
Dixie Flour and Qrain Co.,
GREEN WOOD LUMBER ain Sob.
bin Mfg. Co.,. Greenwood, S. C.
Manufacturers of doors, sash,
blinds, flooring, ceiling, mouldings,
ete. Mill work a specialty.
BEFORE BUYING or selling a .farmi
or any property, write The Carolina
Realty and Trust Company,
*Bishopville, S. C.
I HAVE MOVED by sale, feed and
livery stables to my new barn in
.Thompson street in rear of the new
court house, where I will be pleas
ed to have my friends call and I at
sure them of the very best treat
ment. J. G. Brown.
LUMBER FOR SALE-House bill
furnished around at mill seven
miles from Prosperity at $7.50 per
thousand. Terms Cash.
Boozer and Koon,
Prosperity, R. F. D. 1.
HAVE YOUR HOUSE wired by the
Newberry Electric Co. Work
promptly and carefully attended.
For information apply to Jno. C.