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AND THE CUP CAME BACK
TO MR. R. EMMETT BLAKELEY
The Augusta Chronicle.
Chronicle Bureau, 1422 Main street,.
Columbia, S. C., Sept. S.-An old sil
ver cup bearing an Irish hall mark,
battered into a shapeless mass and
blue and dirty with age and tarnish,
came so suddenly and unexpectedly
under the eye of Mr. Robert Emmett
Blakeley a few days ago to accuse
him of a joyful jag for whieh he sac
rificed the cup to a Columbia jeweler
forty years ago, that he started, turn
ed pale and held it in trembling
hands. Mr. Blakeley is a popular
traveling man well known through
out this and neighboring states.
In spite of the precaution he took
when he sold the cup to take it out
in the back yard and hammer it into
as shapeless mass as possible so as to
insure it promptly being melted up
as old silver by the jeweler, it came
back to him with hardly a dent more
than those he put into it that after
noon when he could see no other
method of raising funds for a little
outing with a friend. But his stunt
with a brick at last resulted in his
preserving the piece in the family.
He says there is not money enough in
Columbia to buy it back from him.
The cup, which if it could speak,
could tell some interesting and valu
able history of ,many fine old ante
bellum families which used to .spend
the sunimers at Chick Springs nearl
Greenville. These old family silver
cups had many meetings at those
springs. Mr. Blakeley's cup has now
been beaten bAck into shape by a so
'ber jeweler. the beautiful engraving
of clearly, and is in the possession of
Mr. Blakeley's grandson, the infant
of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McNulty.
It is engraved, "R. Caldwell to R.
Caldwell Blakeley." The name of the
original owner is, as stated - above,
Robert Emmett Blakeley. The uncle
who presented the cup bought it while
on a visit to his old home in Ireland,
not knowing when his sister wrote
him of the bir..h of the child and in
formed him that he had a namesake
that the name of Caldwell's busin-ess
partner in Charleston, Emmett was
also to be taken in.
The eup was recovedd by Alderman
John A. Willis, 'who runs across many
int;eresting incidents of this kind in
pieking up long buried treasures of
family history in pursuing his bobby
as a collector of old silver and old
,furniture. The jeweler to whom the
cup wa; sold left i't among other ef
feeta at his death and his son sold
it to Mr. Willis, who paid $6 for it
and let it go to Mr. Blakeley at that
Letters remaining in the postoffiee
at Newberry, S. C., for week ending
Sept'ember 21, 1907.
A-Mrs. A. E. Adams.
B-Mrs. Sallie Burton.,
C-Mr. Reddie Currie.
D-Mr. Charlie Davis, Mr. G. W.
F-Mrs. Henrietta Fair.
G-Mr. J. G. Goody, Lucian B.
Grant, Mrs. Cora Gary, Mr. Calvin
H-Miss Clara Hamlin, Fannie
J-Mr. Samie Jimison.
Ir-Miss Dollie Sightsie.
M-Mr. Hase Martings, Mr. H. J.
Moon, Mr. M. K. Moore.
Mrs. Hattie North, Miss Mary T.
-Mr. Lee Propts.
S-George Sandus, Mrs. James M.
Spence, Mr. Henry S. Smith, Mrs.
Anna A. Summer, Sueinda Saber.
T-Mr. R. L~. Turner.
W-Mr. A. F. Walliss, Mrs. Allem
Winn, Mr. Press Williams, Mrs. E.
W. Wright. Mr. Spenee Wilson, Mr.
George Werts, Mrs. Waldrop, Mr.
Y-J. H. Yates, Miss Anny Young.
Persons calling for these litters
will please say that they were ad
Chas. J. Purcell, P. M.
His "Plenty' Song.
From the Atlanta Constitution.
Plenty in, de pantry,
Plenty on de shelf;
I grosved de 'taters,
An possum growed hisself!
All de summer fattenin,
He never think dat he
Des w 'en 'simmons ripenin',
Would be de meat for me!
All trimed up wid 'taters
Bes' in Georgy -State,
Smak yo' mouth. an' wateh me!.
Honey pass yo' plate!
Professor Larkin'shv...l no&t toto
sur ahout all miauriass f.i liiX be
MAJ. FANT'S WILL PROBATED.
Leaves $10,000 to the First Baptist
'Church "If So Much be Neces
sary" to Clear Debt.
Union, Sept. 27.-Under the con
ditions of the will of the late Maj.
John A. Fant of this city, whose will
was made public and probated today,
the First Baptist church of this city t
will be the recipient of a bequest of
$10,000 "if so much be necessary"
to -clear off the debt now hanging ov- t
er the church, and that it may be en- 2
tirely eliminated. When the plan for f
the new church was first proposed a <
few years ago, Maj. Fant was among (
the largest contributors. Since that
time he has made many other contri
butions, which probably amount to
$3,000 or $4,000. While the building
was being erected, it was found, as is
very frequently 'the case, that the
building would cost more than 'has
been expected, but it r as decided
that it would be best to build a church
which would be a credit to Union in
years to come, and the money neces
sary for its completion was negotiat
ed for. Now through the splendid li
berality and great generosity of Mr.
Fant something like $10,000 will be
It is understood that a quiet can
vass is now being made among the
members of the First Baptist church
to raise the balance, which is about
$1.00. which, it is .believed, will be
successful before next Sunday, when
a special service will be held to make
public acknowledgment for Maj.
Fant's great munificence, and if there
be any deficit it will be made up then. f
Maj. Fant left quite a large estate.
The individual members of the fam- .
ity are well provided for. The admin
istrators and the administratrix of
the will are: Nicholson Bank and
Trust company, Mr. J. Roy Fant and
Mrs. Ora B. Fant.
Nice, the Gayest of Health Resorts.
. iThere is one paAticalarly -happy
characteristic of Nice which, unfor
tunately, will not be found, repeated
in any other resort of equal fame on
either side of the Atlantic. This U
haracteristie, which one would least
expect to find there, is that, despite
the yearly flood of moneyed visitors,
there is still a wide choice of accom
modations, and it does not require a
millionaire's income to cover the ex
penses of a month or two, not merely
as a looker-on, but as a participant
in the various pleasures. There are
most luxurious hotelh which, with the
exception of those in Rome, surpass
anything in England or on the conti
ent. There are any amount of sim
ple inns, practical villas and plain
odgings. Clean and comfortable lit
le flats furnished for occupancy rent.
from $100 to $300 for the season last- 1
ng from November to May. Villas
ost more according to location and 2
size. There. are hundreds of boarding
iouses where the daily expense ranges
from seven to fifteen frances. The
iltra-fashionable who season in Nice
ave, within the last year or two,(
elected Cimiez, a suburb of the city,'
for their su5mer homes. 'The two
arge hotels there-the Winter Palace t
and the Riviera-are the centres of
fashionable society and conservatism.
But, as it is in Paris. it would be well
for the tourist who wishes to rent for c
he summer, after having selected his
flat or villa, to place the entire busi- 4
1ess of renting in the hands of a res- q
ponsible agent; for, besides the mil
ion or more little tricks known to
foreign landlords, the most innocent- -
ooking landlord in Nice has a million
additional ready to spring upon the
rusting American, who without an
agent is often obliged to resort to the
aw for an amicable settlement with
ut accompanying robbe,ry.
An All-Day Cigar.
ew York World.
Cigars a foot and a half long, C
hich are made for one day's smok- c
iug. were yesterday vplaced on view
n the American MIuseum of Natural
istorv. With them is a holder which
oks like a tuniag fork and is large
enough to be used for pitching hay.
Far up the Rio Nigre, a tributary r
f the Amazon. two explorers, Henry
Schmidt and Louis Weiss, made a
olletion of articles for the museum.
The Indians there made cigars eigh
een inches long and as big around C
s a child 's arm. One of these cigars
s too much for any ease-loving man
o clasp, so the Indians put the frag
ant roll between the tines of a fork
and two and a half feet long, stick
he sharp end of the handle into the
rund at a convenient distanee from
hei h;s; m.'cks, and take a puff
Irticles in the collection, which was
nade during a three months' journey
.rom the coast.-The material is of the
ihhest value, and nothing like it has
eeii seen, except a few articles in a
Trying His Cheeks.
Lincoln Beachey, the well known
eronaut, was criticising in New York
he airship of a rival, says an ex
"I don't want to be too severe on
his dangerous contrivance of yours,
dr. Beachy, said; "it's a bad affair
11 through, but I am willing to let it
ff easy, as the customer did with tha
''There was a barber in South
lend who, having been out late the
ight before, had a shaky hand the
ext morning and cut a patron's
heek four times. After each acci
lent the barber said, as he sponged
way the blood. 'Oh. dear me, how
areless!' and laughed. and let it go
"The patron took all those gashes
n grave silence. But when the shave
-as over he filled a glass at the wa
er coader, took a mouthful of water,
nd with compresed lips proceeded to
statement of the condition 4
Newberry, S. C., Sept. 1A
call of State Bank Examlin
3ills receivable....... $219,605 64
)verdrafts......... 5,I80 75
Fix t ures....... ......
ash on hand and due
rom other Banks. $ 10,193 92 ]
Watch us grow. We pay 4 per ce
aent compounded Semi-annually.
D. DAVENPORT, GRo. B. CR
W. B. WALLACE
*We provide easy term
We enable borrowers
n Monthly Installments,
tlowed to meet obligati
It is cheaper than payil
o save monley to buy a I
If you want to save mc
ake a Security Contraci
Call on A. J. Gibson, A
Freasurer, at office, cori
treets, next door to Go]
IECURITY LOAN AN!
rhe People's I
aid Up Capital - -
surplus and Individual I
or protectiori of deposi
1. C. MOSELEY. President. IV
V. W. WHEELER, Cashier. G
Better a conservative interes
turn when wanted, than a high
bout the principal.
A National Bank is a safe Dept
aakes it so. Likewise our Boar
f prudent conservative managen
0. W. Bowers.
J. A. C. Kibler.
R. L. Luther.
M. A. Carlisle.
J. H. Hunter.
Ve allow 4 per cent, per
)enarment. interes3t rt
shake his head from side to side and
[o toss it up and down.
" 'What is the matterl' the bar
>er asked. 'You ain't got the tooth
Lche, have you?'
" 'No,' said thie customer: 'I only
just wanted to see if my mouth would
-till hold water without leaking, that
wvas all.' '
From the New Orleans States.
The "Rednecks," of Mississippi,
;ocalled, are the backbone of the
tate, and the props of his prosperity.
Phey are hardy farmers, who in de
ency of living, self-respecting quali
ies, intelligence, and manliness, are
iot excelled by the farmers of any
)ther section of the country. They are
ative Americans of the stock that
nade America great and they stand
;uarely for American ideals in-home
,overnment. They are as loyal today
ts their forefathers were to the doc
rine of state rights and government
;o administered that under it there
;hall be a complete realization of the
imerican principle of equal rights
:o all and special privileges to none
-a government which will be for the
reatest good to the greatest number.
>f The Exchange Bank of
Fth, 1907, in response to
-apital stock ........ $50,000 00
urplus ........... .. 6,460 74
ashier's Checks...... 269 84
Dividends unpaid...... 87 50
3ills payable......... 75,000 00
nt. interest in our Savings Depart
OMER, M. L. SPEARMAN,
s of payment,
to accumulate a fund
,on~ which interest is
ons at maturity.
ng rent. If you want
ome take a Security
>ey for any purpose
:. It pays.
sstant Secretary and
rier Boyce and Adams
I INVESTMNT CO,
emman-, S. 0
y, S. C.
- - $28.000 00
'rof its $6,000 00
. .$25,000 00
.A. CARLISLE, Vice-President
EQ. OHNSTONE, Attorney.
t on your deposit with its safe
rate and a feeling of doubt
si,t. Government supervision
*d of Directors is a guarantee
W. P. Pugh.
Jno. B. F ellers.
W. A. Moseley.
Geo. John stone.
H. C. Moseley.
annum in our Savings
';- r i annuallyv
We cordially invitE
Newberry and vicii
new Fall Shoes, G
ing, and Hats, that
opened daily at thi
The shoes you find hei
newest models, and mos
Shoes your boys and girls
hurry. Then of cour'se we
dress. Our shoes are mac
at the toes, n>r rubbing at
of Gent's Furnishings and
ideas are here for you.
through. No trouble to sh
THE NEWBERRY S
Capital $50,000 --
No Matter How Small, -
The Newberry S;
will give it careful atteni
applIes to the men and the
The First Cough o'
*Even though not severe, has a.tend
tive membranes of the throat and
Coughs then come easy all winter,
*slightest cold. Cure the first cougi
*set up an inflamation in the delicate
lungs. The best remedy is QE.
SYRUP. It at once gets right at t
moves the cause. It is free from N
*a child as for an adult. 25 cents at
PREPARE FOR THF
For it will surely come, and ma
stances that will prove a great I
family. If you will take care of
soon make ~dollars whici
cloudy days of the future.
we'll help you put a silver
dark cloud .at the rate of F(
on all your rainy day mone
FOUR PER CENT. ON SA
The Bank of F
Dr. Geo. Y. Hunter, Pres't. Dr.
J. F. Browne, Cashier. J.i
. the people of
rity, to see thg.
are now being
re are made in the
t popular leathers.
can't wear out in a
have finer shoes for
le tof it-no pinching
the heel. A full line
Hats in the newest
Come in and look
- 'Surplus $30,000
4o Matter How Large,
ion. This message
J. E. NORWO,OD,
ency to irritate the sensi
delicate bronchial tubes.
every time you take the 0
before it hasa chance to .
capillary air tubes of theg
rICK RELIEF COUGH
he seat of trouble and re
[orphine and is as safe for S
3 STORE. 0
y catch you in circum
iardship to yourself and
the pennies they will
will. brighten the
Begin to-day and
lining behihd each
)UR PER CENT.
J. S. Wheeler, V. Pres.
.Counts, Asst Cashr.