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VOL XLIV NO 97 NEWBERRY, S. C.9 TUESDAY' DECEMBER 3',1907T
NEW (ITY COUNCIL.
Many Matters of Importance to En
gage Their Attention-Sewer
The Herald and News presents in
this connection the new city council,
which w:- ncmina:ed last week in
the p:imaries and which will be elect
ed next Tuesday to serve the town
There are many .things which this
J. J. .LAGFORD.
nehil may dc". and which would be
to the benefit of the city, and which
would make for them monuments in
the hearts of our progressive citizens.
The question is.will the city council
do ihese thi'zs that are so badly
,ieeded. S-.me of tMn at least will
have to be done. The work that is
sP. F. BAXTER.
niecessary to perfec't the stweraf
system is imperative, because it, in
volves the health of the citizens of
this community. The paving of our
streets is almost as imperative, cer
tainly for the progress and' growth
of thy city. It is absolutely neces
sary dha. soime permanent stork be
done up. n cor streets and that the
pae cir:hig1e abandoned. It
J. R. GREEN.
to the new city council to make
3rd of progress for 1908.
J. J. Langford, the new may
been alderman from ward 4
unmber of terms, and is famil
1 he finanes and affairs of
.edwe are constrained to
hat he will have the co-oper
the board of alderme:i in the
pertaining to the welfare of
. Baxer i:. re-electedaromen
his ward for another term, which is
an endorsement of his faithfulness
to the interest of that ward.
Mr. J. R. Green is also re-elected
from ward 2, having served one
Mr .K oki, wh is3et
S. K. BO L K\TIGHT.
Mr. S. K. B'ouknioht, who is elect-t
ed from ward 3, is not on the pres
ent council, but some years ago serv
ed as an alderman from ward 5. 1
Mr. Floyd did not stand for re-elec
tion from ward 3.
J. A. SENN.
In ward 4 Mr. John A. Senn, a
smeces ful business man, has been
chosen rs the renre.sentative from
E. L. RODELSPECOER.
In ward 5 Mr. Ed L. Rodlesperger
s reeleeted without opposition, which
s a eompliment to his faithful ser
Letters remaining in the pontofice a
t Newberry, S. C., for week en,ding 1
%.vember 30, 1907. .t
A-Am'.anda Anderson, Kemaper
Mrs. Mazgie B,rown. Mr. J. M. t
C'-Mr. Jeamcs Cannon.
E-Mr. Ed. Ellison.
G-Mi; Ellen Graham. Mrs. W.
. Glena. Mrs. Mattie Green. Miss v
la Gocdwin. .
H--Miss Mary Harrison. Mrs.,
Tard Hunter. I
L-F. T. Lane.
M-Mrs. Kattie Mjrzraw, Char
ey Metts, Mrs. Carrie Metts, Mr.
enie Mills. t
P-Mrs. Alice Peterson.
R-Mr. L. H. Reeder, Mrs. Laura
teeve:s. Mis~s Ella Ruff. Will Ruff. r
S--Mr. P. C. Sundly, Mrs. Mary I
Persons calline for trese letters
vii please say that :he.v were adver-- .
ised. . e
Chas, . Purcell, P.M. I i
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
U. D. C. Delegates to Chester
Prosperity, Dec. 2.--Miss Gertrude
Simpson spent Thanksgiving with
:hcc home folks.
Misses Toy and Marie Lathan, of I
Little Mountain, spent Thursday with
:heir uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs.
,. G. Wise.
Misses Lula Moseley, Mary Lee
3arre and Lucy Fellers are delegates
rom the Wm. Lester Chapter of the
L. D. 4C.'s to the state convention
t Chester this week.
Capt. R. H. Russell. of the S. A. L.,
;pent Thanksgiving with the home
Mrs. S. F. Wheeler, of Columbia,
;pent a couple days with Mrs. Jacob
s. .. heeler.
Mr. Furman Sheely, of Whitmire,
s at home for a day or two.
Mrs. Black. of Atlanta, spent a
ouple days last week with Mrs. R.
T. D. and Mrs. Copeland, of Clin
on, spend Thanksgiving with Mrs.
Miss Annie Moseley of the Col
eae for Women, Columbia, spent
['hanksgiving at home.
Misses Jessie and Lula Moseley
Lnd Mr. W. E. Moseley attended the
3owman-Walter wedding last Tues
Mrs. M. 0. J. Kreps entertained
he Sorosis on Tuesday afternoon in
L very novel and picturesque way.
Caeh member trimmed a hat or head-.
Pea for another. Some very amus
.g sights were seen.
Miss Lucy Hill, of Newberry, vis
ted Miss Julia Sehumpert during
The Wm. Lester Chapter of the
T. D. C.'s will meet on Wednesday
t 3.30 p. m. with Mrs. A. G. Wise.
Miss Leggett, Mrs. C. M. Harmon
lnd. Jno. Pat Wise spent Thanks
iving in Little Mountain.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stockman, of
omaria, and Miss McWhirter, visit
d Mrs. D. M. Cromer on Thanksgiv
Mr. G. E. Frick, of Newberry col
eze visited Clifton Kreps Saturday.
Mr. J. I. Wheeler, of Columbia., is
n town on his way up country.
In the absence of Pastor Kreps,
irs. Kreps gave a very interesting
nd instructive talk to the congrega
on on Sunday morning.
Rev. S. P. Koon preached a most
difying sermon at 7.30 from the surb
et of sin, justification and saneti
Mrs. Calmes attended the silver
redding of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Swy
~ert, of Irmo, on .Thanksgiving day.
Mrs. E. W. Luther, of Columbia,
isited Dr. and Mrs. Luther in town
Miss Mary; Willis spent a couple
[ays visiting friends at Kiblers'
Grace Sunday. School will have
hrismas exercises about the 25 or
:6th Deceiber. fo
'Several laymeh n m Prosperity,
vill attend the Laymen's Conference
n Columbia this week.
The oyster supper of the U. D. C. 's
mas a decided success. Col. Lum
:in's address was elosely listened
o and was enjoyed by all present.
Owing to the inclement weather
here was 'not as large an attendance
s could be desired. Those present
rande up in enthusiasm for the lack
f number and then Col. Lumkin is
Prof W. H. Hand, of Columbia.1
aid Prosperity a visit last week in
he interes.t of the graded school.
We learn the basby show will be
eldi on Thursday after Christmas.
'I was going to give Jinks a lit
Le friendly advice this morning."
'And didn't you?''
'No: he started to tell me how to
m my affairs, and that's something
tolerate from no man."''
I'm boss of my house!'' exclaims
ohn Driddell, of Philadelphia. Eith
r his habies have all grown up, orI
THE NEWS Or POMARIA.
Melvin Singley Arrested on Charge
Barn Burning-Cotton Eleven
Pomaria, Dec. 2.--The stores in
Pomaria were closed on Thanksgiv
ing day, and a number of the mer
chants celebrated the day in hunt
ing. We have not heard that they
did much injury to the game in this
Mrs. T. J. Hayes, of Newberry,
came down last Wednesday, and
spent Thanksgiving day with her sis
ter. Mrs. G. B. Aull.
Mrs. Dr. E. 0.- Hentz is spending a 1
week with relatives in 'Spartanburg.
She is expected home the first part
of this week.
Melvin Singley, colored, was ar
rested here last week on suspicion of
having set fire to the barn and sta
bles of Thos. Koon, colored, on Mr.
Jno. B. Bedenbaugh's place, opposite
Bethe Academy. The case was
worked up by Deetective .H. C. Hol
loway, of Columbia. Singley was
carried to jail last Wednesday.
Mrs. M. E. Lake and Miss Lola
Lake, of Newberry, spent Thanks
giving at Mrs. Jas P. Setbler's.
Mrs. J. J. Hentz and Mr. and Mrs.
Eugene Hen'tz left on last Thursday
for a week's visit to Mrs. Mary Setzi
ler and other relatives in Laurens
county, near Whitmire.
Cotton was selling at 11 cents in
Pomaria on Saturday, and the rise in
priee is making the farmers feel
more cheerful. There is a good -deal
of unsold cotton in this community,
and it is to be hoped that the up- l
ward trend in -the price will con
tinue. 'The market for long-stapla i
continues to be very unsatisfactory,
-Messrs. T. A. and J. P. Setzler
went to Spartanburg last Tuesday on
legal 'business. They were witnesses
in a suit brought by The. Setzler Com
pany against an insurance company, 4
and were 'given i verdiet for the
whole 'amount of the policy, togeth- 1
er with interest.
Miss Jennie Martin, the popular
teacher at Zion Academy, took ad
vantage of the Thanksgiving holi
days to pay a brief visit to her alma
mater, Winthrop college.
Mr. Jas. B. Grahamn's mother spent
a couple days, with him this last
Uncle Joe Renonrinated as Speaker
-Peter A. Porter Refused a
Washington, Nov. 30.-In a cau
eus f the Republican congressmen
held today Speaker Cannon was re
nominated. All the old members of
the house, were also renominated.
The caucus refused a seat to Peter
A.-Porter, of the Thiirty-fourth New
York district, who was elected as an
Tainted ways of
Tainted food 1
And tainted booze.
In the courts.
And tainted tricks
In the world of politics.
Nights and days,
Gee, but ours are
While we would not describe the
veather yesterday as unpleasant, it
nust be confessed that it was not a
;ypical Charleston day.-News and
COOCK FIGHTS WERE GOOD.
Contest Near Florence the Best Ever
Seen at the Pit.
News and Courier.
Florence, November 29.-The
aght between North and South Car
olina game chickens out at the cock
pit yesterday and today proved to
be the greatest battles between birds
of the two Carolinas that has ever
been fought at that place.
Yesterday birds of Dr. Claude E.
King, of Mayesville, S. C., and Mr.
Morrisey, of Clinton, N. C., had a
desperate battle. There were twelve
battles and when the twelfth one was
?ompleted it was decided a draw, as
each side had won six battles. To
lay birds of Mr. J. W. Berger, of
this place, and those of Mr. Jack
son. of Salisbury, N..C., were pitted
ind at the close of the eleventh bat
tle the main was decided as having
been won by (South Carolina, Mr.
Berger's birds having won seven and
1r. Jackson's four fights. The
Eights were for thirty dollars each
an the main was for three hundred
A very large crowd of sports from
lorence and other nelar-by towns
was present to witness the battle.
The weather yesterday was just
right for fighting, but today it rain
?d at intervals throughout the day.
Washington, Nov. 30.-John Sharp
Williams was unanimously elected
.eader of the Democratic minority at
caucus of the Democratic congress
:nen late today.
Representative Clayton of Ala
Representative Thomas of North
arolina nominated Mr. W ein in
highly 'eulogistic speech, declaring
You will find him fair to all, yet
,onservative, typical of a Southern
,entleman and a . democracy which
elieves in Jeffersonianism, and who
elieves in special rights to all and
pecial privileges to none; which op
poses monopoly, stapds for strict
3onstruction, and stmnds always for
the rights of the people and states.
Those who know Williams best love
aim most, and regard him the peer
in many respects of any man ever
hosen the leader of Democracy. He
s the most tactful, :skillful, resource
ul leader Democracy ever had, and
[ hope to see him continue the lead
er until he takes his place as Sena
tor from Mississippi.''
Mr. Williams was a.bsent when the
nominationl was made. .When es
orted to the caucus room, he thank
ad his feilow congressmen and urg
d them to stand together and sup
port the party principles, saying it
was most important this time that
the Dmocrats have team works
EN. BUTLE IN WASEINGTON.
Will Probably Remain for Opening
i1ews and Courier.
Washington, D. C., No'vemiber 29.
enator M. C. Butler of Edgefield,
irrived in Wjashington today, and
will probably remain over to the
pening of conzress. He has been
:he centre of interested groups
tround all the hotels. He is a gen
eral favorite here and seldom fails
:o draw a crowd, and will probab'ly
ite something interesting to give
>ut on the present political situation
luring the next day or two, being
trone for Judge Gray. of Delaware,
BRDICT AGAINST SOUTHERN.
Spartanburg, November 30.-Tha
>iggest verdict ever rendered by a
urv in this county against a rail
dl wa- tha't today against the
ern Road. in the case of T. R.
vimmier, administrator of the estate
f J. 'W. Allison, who wvas killed
bout a year ago, while in the employ
f the road. Suit was brought for
te~r ves in the sum of fifty thous
id. nd a verdict was rendered for
TREE THAT DEVOURS WOMN.
"Carnivorous" Tree in the Depths
of the Indian Jungle.
Writing from Marseilles, a corre
spondent of The Weekly Nos Loisirs
sends to his journal the following
amazing story of a "carnivorous
tree" in the depths of the Indian
jungle, which he states was related
to him by Mlle. Marguerite Lecomte.
This lady has just. reached Frane
after a lengthy journey through In
dia and other Asiatie countries, and
if her other adventures are on a
par with this one Nos Loisirs proba
bly is correct in describing her as
one of the most remarkable herdines
that exist. It is stated, by the way,
that a previous reference to the
"carnivorous tree" described by
Mlle. Lecomte was made recently by
an English major in a report to his
According to her story, Mile. Le- Y:
comte, who was traveling with her
cousin, a war correspondent, was a
sleep one night in a tent on the out
skirts of a forest. They had lit huge
fires in a circle round the camp to
keep off wild beasts, and. two natives
were set to keep watch and 'to give
the alarm if anything untoward hap- '
In spite of these precautions, how
ever, whether for want of proper -r
watching or on account of complicity
on the part of the natives, Mile. Le
eomte awdke in the miWle of the
night to find on her face a wet mask
which stifled her eries and caused
her to faint. When she came to 'her
self she found herself in the midst
of a troop of fanatic Indians, who
were yelling and brandishing their
arms about her: She was stretched
on her 4ack, her limbs bound with
eords, and she dis.ingaished near her
an .ther white girl similly bound
and unenScious. -
The dawn broke. The4ndians rang
ed them-e.vee in a group; seized' the
two- girs andy carried- them, chaiing
the while a monotenous :sort of fin:''
eral chant, to-the foot df a giakt tree
without leaves and whose forbiding
a~peet stratek terror into the heart
of Mile Lecomte. It had only.two
branches, stiff like outstretched
arms, and its summit was finished in
the form of a large bowl from whieh
drinped a white sap like inilk.
Mile. Lecomte says that she saw
them' seize her companion - and
punge her into this bowl up to her
neck. and suddenly, just as the first
rays of the sun, fell On the tree, a
hrrible thing happ'.ed.
.Tlhe tre'e teemed endiOwed with sud
deit life. The 'edges of the bowl
drew toget her. stranigkng the girl, '
whse face reflected gec agonies of
a treht ful .leath. gerd were some
t errible cracking n-cises, the whole
bdy .<eemedi -1..unJ&d up under the
ew--f -h;e si,J- .'f thb- tree, and a
pinkish liquid, made of blod apid sap,
began to glide down the carnivorous
TEhcn with' mraniacal cries the In
dians~ a'pproached, and catching this
hrrible liquid in wooden cups, drank
i. their y'es .hining with eestaey.'
MJhe. Lecorz'te, perceiving the fate
which awaited her, thought she
would go mad every moment. For
treately the arrival of her cousin.
and a troop of Englishmen well arwr
ed dispersed the criminal fanatics.
Many were killed on the spot, the
tree was cut down and it threw up a
spout of pinkish water with the fore
of a water spout. The wretched vic
tim had lost all human form. This
horrible adventure decided Mile. Le
omte to leave India, and she has
just arrived at Marseilles. She says
she wil marry the cousin who saved
"Uncle Joe'' Cannon will resume
governing next week.-News and
The Georgia delegation will car
ry twenty-two bales of finaneial re
form plans to congress-News and
'We do not believe that the worst
will be over until travellers begin to
g-et seasick in air ships.-News and