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The Movements of Many People Mr
Newberrians and Those Who
Mr. L. 'oppock Speers, of the New
Yoi k Times, was called to Newberry W
on accouut of the illness of his fath- hw
-er, Mr. L. M. Speers.
Hiss Effie Slppard, who has been J.
the guest of Misses Lizzie and Effie is
Griffin, will return today to her home
in Edgefield. ter
Mr. J. L. Aull, of Dyson, was in les
Newberry on Wednesday. ins
The Rev. J. C. Roper, of Green- cli
wood, presiding elder of Cokesbury an,
district. will preach in Central Meth- R.o
odist church on Sunday morning at
11 o'clock. At
The fire aepartment was called out ed
on Tuesday afternoon on account of 'Ne
a chimney, in the residence of Mr. At.
0. Klettner, burning out. The fire ple
was practicaily out when the depart- fri
ment reached the scene, and there ,d.
was no damage. ien
A baby show is scheduled to be is
held in Prosperity on December 26. sit
Miss Hortense Long returned to offi
Columbia yesterday, after spending
several day's in the city with Mrs. E. we
H. Aull. wa
The new city council will be sworn thi
in and will take charge on next Mon- ,iv%
Mrs. Walter H. Hunt will entertain ins
this afternoon in honor of Miss Nan to
Mr. J. H. Smith and family, of
Cross Hill, have mcved to Newberry
and will make this their home in
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Whitesides,
of Smyrna. York county, are visiting
the family of Mr. G. M. B. Epting.
Mrs. Whitesides is a sister of Mrs.
County Treasurer Epps reported cor
yesterday a considerable increase in be,
the payment of taxes during the tra
past several days. The amount col- am
lected up to date. however, is still the
less than that collected up to th see
same date last year. pie
The old city council held its last for
regular meeting iast night.
There have been only one or two nai
minor cases in the mayor's court this pI
Dr. Geo. B. Cromer, former pres- sen
ident, and Dr. J'ames A. B. Scherer, .cai
president of Newberry college, were gre
in the city yesterday.-Columbia
Hon. Geo. S. Mower, of Newberry, 3
is a guest at Wright's hotel.- hoi
:Oolumbia State. 19th. .coi
'Mr. T. H. Cook, of Newberry, isos
registered at the Columbia hotel
Columbia State, 19th. y
Col. and Mrs. John T. Sloan, of
Columbia, were in Newberry yester
iDr. A. J. Bowers will preach in the t
Lutheran Chaurch of the Redeemer -.
on next Sunday morning.co
Mr. Herbert Cook, who is travel- a
ing for the Swift company. is atde
home for the holidays.
Mrs. W. P. Johnston. of Newber- an
ry, who has been visiting at the home 'hi~
of her son. Dr. J. G. Johnston, left af
for har horme Saturday.-Chester l
. Rev. W. E. Callender of the Epis
copal chwreh will preach in the First
Baptist church next Sunday evening
at 7.30. The public is cordially in- tic
Mr. W. P. Houseal, of the Lut'her- Ki
an Visitor, was in Newberry yester- de
*day. Mr. Houseal said the Visitor i
was moving into its new $29,000 home at
in Columbia. He said he was grati- i
field in the success which had attend- aim
*ed the Visitor during the past year, lo,
-and that the outlook for the coming an
year was very encouraging-. at
Mr. H. C. Summer. Jr., of Pendle- a
'ton, is in the city. 'h
Miss Lurline Evans left yesterday~
-for Columbia. where she will visit
-her grandmother, Mrs. M. A. Evans.
'From Columbia Miss Evans will go
to Rock Hill to spend th'e holidays ne
with college friends. 310
Misses Pauline Perry, Alice Aull, at
Ruby Summer and Annie Green, who p
-are attending the College for Wo
men, in Columbia, will come home to
'day to spend Christmas.
Misses Sarah Houseal. E'dna andre
Louise Hipp, Verna Summer and Me
Peari McG1raeken, will reach home
tomorrow from Elizabeth college' at
.Charlotte, to spend the holidays.
Miss Gena Bradburn leaves today
'for Greenwood, where she will be
'the gu'est of Mrs. Ellis G. Graydon.
*Miss Mary Gilbert, of the Method
ist college, in Columbia, will com'e
home today to spend Christmas.
Miss Lucy Wright, who is attend- B
ing thy Greenville Female college,
will come home today to spend 'the H
Mrs. T. C. Pool will entertain to- wl
morrow afternoon in honor of Miss he
Nan McCaughrinl. m
Mr. L. M. Speers' condition is h<
tmhouh to b'e slightly improved. h
John E. Robinson, Jr., Takes t
Charge of the Newberry Tele
Ir. .John E. Robinson, Jr.. on
.lue(sday took ciarge of the New- t?
rv olic(e of the Southern Bell e
ejhone company, succeeding Mr. J
W. Parry, whose recent sad death 'I
.Jr. L. J. Oliver, district superin- h
dent, with headquarters in Char- o
ton, and Mr. J. C. Wheat, travel
auditor, were in Newberry and .\
-eked up the accounts of the office h
I furned tihe business over to Mr. I
Ur. Robinson comes directly from 1:
lanta, where he has been employ- v
for some time. His home is in v
wnan, Ga., a short distance out of v
lanta. He is a young man of 6
asant address, and has made t
ends wherever he has been locat- a
He has had considerable exper- a
ce in the telephone business, and k
in every way qualified for the po- r,
ion of manager of the Newberry 1w
Che Newberry exchange has been c
11 manage' since the Bell system
s inaugurated in Newberry. and e
people of Newberry have been t
en exceilent service. The people p
Newberry will welcome Mr. Rob- ti
on and will aid him in every way o
make his administration of the af
rs of the office successful. n
CHRISTMAS ATTRACTION a
dong the Kennebec" to be Pres
ented at the Opera House on b
C,hristmas Eve Night. E
)ne of the reasons for the success a
"Along the Keanebec," wrhich
aes to Newberry Tuesday, Decem
24, is its peculiar quality of at
et'ing people who are not ciassed
ong the regular theatre goers and
re is something in the title which a
ms to appeal to this elass of peo- Y
, and after witnessing the per
mance they become the best ad
tisers, as the play is devoid of any c
iseating features and leaves a d
asant impression everywhere and
urn dates for it are eagerly s
ght. The fine band .and orchestra
ried by this attraction adds o
~atly to its entertaining features.
Death of Mr. A. C. Workman.g
Kr. Asa C. Workman died a-t his
e near Kinards on the Laurens a
inty side. on Tuesday night at 11~
1r. Workman was about fifty
rs old. His death was sudden. ,
SIr. Workman ;had spent Tuesday
Newberry on business, retu:ning Ia
his home a~t about noon on theC.(
& L train. A'bout 11 o'clock he
plained of a pain in his shoulder!
I a few minutes afterwards he was y
'r. Workman was a successful t;
I prosperous farmer and beside
widow leaves sevega l eildren, o
on them Mrs. Roland G. Spear- I
a and Miss Helen Workman. c
The funeral was held on Thursday. c
Mr. 0. Klettner. .
). K. has long been an abbrevia
for "all correct.'' Those are
.Kettner'-s initials, and Mr. 1
ettner is "all correct.'' Every ~
artment in his store has been re
niished, and every article marke-l
low water mark. He is advertis
that clothing and d.ry goods, hats
shoes. all will be sold at and be
New York cost-. His line of glass I
i rockery ware he is closing out 1
fifty cents on the dollar. This is
ood opportunity to buy goods at
rhere will be preaching at Unity ~
ct Sabbath at 11 a .m.; at Excel- ~
r school house at 3.30 p. in., and ~
Prosperity A. R. P. church at 7 '
The following invitation has b'een
~eived in Newberry:1
. and Mrs. Robert George Wallace:
invite you to be present
the marriage of their daughter<
Mr. John Harris Wharton
Wednesday, the first of January
nineteen hundred and eight
at twelve m.
lfast, South Carolina.1
Miss Wallace is a niece of Mr. W.
Wallace, editor of the Observer,
td a sister of Mr. XValter Wallace,
io is with the Exchange bank. Shre
s visited. in Newberry, and has
any friends here, who will wish for
r that her married life may be
DE. JAMES M. H. RUFF.
eath of One Among the Oldest and A
Most Respected Physicians of
Mr. .?arres M. H. RRuff. one amongst
ie oldest physieians of Newberry !
untv. died at the home of his
aughte , Mrs. Minnie Caldwell, on ,
uesday, December 17.
Dr. Ruff had not been in good s
ealth for some time but his death n
n Tuesday was not expected. f
Dr. Ruff was born at Mt. Pleasant, 1
[ay 23. 1836, and was, therefore, in
is 72nd year. His home was at Mt.
'leasant and in that community 'he l
ad practiced medicine from his ear- s
r manhood, con,tinuously, up to a
-ithin a short time of his death, t
it'h the exception of the four years
"hich he spent in the defence of the
outhern Confederacy. His prac
ee was large, and owing to his kind
nd generous disposition he was as
ttentive to the poor, from whom he 1
new he would receive no financial
enumeration, as he was to the more:
ealthy, and therefore he did a reat
al of work for- which: he made no v
He was a man of strong physicais
durance. as well as strong charae= a
e, and had great success in the y
ractice of his profession. Up to the t
me of his illness he went his rounds
a horseback. - l
He was generous and kind and (
iuch ibeloved by the people for whom (
e practiced his profession for fully.l
half century. '
Dr. Ruff was tvice married. his l
rst wife being Miss Elvira L. Su
er. a daughter of Capt. E. Suber.
y that marriage he is survived by
o children, Mrs. Minnie Caldwell I
id Miss Lizzie Ruff. His second wife
as Mrs. John C. Chaplin. She sur- I I
ives him. 1
Dr. Ruff was a Mason and was bu
ed by the Masons on Wednesday
t 10 o'clock at the old Suber grave-;
ard. about a mile from his home at.
By the last marriage there were no
hildren but they have one adopted
aughter, Miss Annie 0. Ruff.*
Dr. Ruff was a Methodist and the
rvices were conducted at the fun
ral by the Rev. J. J. Long, pastort
the St. Mathews Lutheran church.
During the war Dr. Ruff was -lieu
mant of hi.s company and th'en si'-i
His paternal graindmother, wg's
dughater of Haximiliam 1Hy
e, a family that came to that: see
[on of Newberry county from Vir
inia and was remarkable foi- their
Mr. Haynie lived to the :ripe old
e of ninety-three years and''Judge
I'Neall in his Annals says,. "took1
medicine and like most of the old
eople of the Revolutionary War
-as scarcely ever sick." Out of his
e slaves four of them lived to at
in the same greait age.
Dr. Ruff's father died at the age
f about ninety years and his uncle,
Ir. Pressly B. Ruff, was ninety-on 3
e two at 'his death and until his ri
et illness. Dr. Ruff was hearty and1
obust, and did not appear to be a
an over sixty.
He was a good citizen as well as
hysician and will be greatly missed
i the community where he spent
is long and useful life.
"Along the Kennebec."
Plays that appeal to the heart and
las that heads of families ca'n
ring their children to see are the
las that thrive. Sueh a play is
~Along the Kennebec," which will
e presented in this city Tuesday,
)ecember 24, with its wealthi of
eautifui scenery and a comipany of
etors unexcelled by any in their re
pective lines. The play is said to be
ll of bright sparkling comedy and
splendid band and orehestra is
arried and good music is one of the
Christmas Tree at St. Paul's.
The Children 's Missionary society
il have a Christmas tree at St.
aul 's Lutheran church on Dec. 24,
tt 3 p. in., instea.d of 7 p. in., as pre
piously announced. Everyone is cor
liail invited to come and put pres
nts on the tree for their friends.
The Williamson Plan.
Very little attention was given to
;he Williamson plan for raising corn
.n this section this year. Your cor
espondent has been unable to find
ut one case so far. This farmer,
Mr. Z. W. Dennis,' says that 'he: is
nuch pleased with the result of his
xpriment, and that he thinks this
s a good way to raise corn.-Prosper-,
FIRE NEAR NEWBERRY.
Luother Burning Supposed to Be of
Incendiary Origin-Mr. Hipp's
A fire. supposed to be of incendiary
ii'inn. (eurel on lr. E. R. Hipp's
;eott pla-ce. about two miles from
uewerry. On Tuesday morning
hortly before 4 o'clock, a barn and
tabl s 5eing burned down and two
Aules being burned to death. Horse
ocd of the value of about fifty dol
ars was also destroyed.
Cary Burton, a negro, iived on the
>lace. He was awakened by the fire,
ut at that time the flames had made
uch headway th-at his efforts to save
.ny of the property endangered by
he fire were useless.
There was no insurance on the pro
erty destroyed by the fire.
CALDWELL & HALTIWANGER.
. Large and Well Selected Stock
For the Christmas Trade.
The Cash store of Messrs. Cald
ell and Haltiwanger has a large
nd Well selected stock of dry goods,
hoes and' millinery. which is being
iered to Christmas shoppers at
rices which are in'ducing them to
uy. A large 'force of clerks has
een busy all the week, and sales
ave been steadily increasing as
bhristmas approaches. Both Mr.
aldwell and Mr. Haltiwanger have
Lad wide experience in the lines
rhich they are carrying, and they
are an excellent stock of goods.
The dress making department,
v'(ehwas inaug rted some time
.go, has proved successful even be
-ond t1he expeetations of Messrs.
ra;lhvll and Haltiwanger. This de
artment is in charge of Mrs. J. R.
The millinery department is in
harge of Miss Sena Riser. who is an
xpert on hat trimming, and every
hing included 'i: the millinery line.
The Cash store will be glad to see
hristmas buyers. and every one
nay expect courteous and prompt
A Unique Exhibit.
A unique exhibition was given on
he 'public square in front of th':
~ourt house on Tuesday afternoon,
vhen a small house and other exhib
t~s, painted with Gibraltar fire proof
>aints, were set on fire an-1 refused
o burn. Excelsior was piled inside
he house and outside, and a hot fire
vas kindled, but very little damage
was done to the house.
The Southern Gibraltar Paint and
toofing company, of Charleston,
ent a representative in thre person of
1r. T. A. Gould to Newberry to in.
:roducoe their paint, and to make
good his assertions he gave the ex.
iibition on Tuesday.
The exhibition was successful in
'very respect. After the fire had
een allowed to burn for a consider
b time, the water was turned on,
Lnd the house had stood staunch and
Thea paint is on- sale by the New
erry Hardware company. After the
~xhibition of Tuesday, it will easily
d a ready sale.
At a meeting of Newberry lodge
'o. 75, K. of P., Tuesday evening,
he following officers were elected foi
Chancellor Commander, S. J. Der
Vice Chancellor, 0. McR. Holmes
Prelate, Dr. Van Smith.
Keeper of Records and Seal, C. A
Master of Finance, Rev. A. J. Bow.
Master of Exchequer, W. F. Ewart.
Master of Work, Robt. Norris.
Master at Arms, R. C. Leaveil.
Inner Guard, W. A. Asbill.
Outer Guard, H. W. Schumpert.
Trustee, Geo. B. Cromer.
These officers will be installed Jan
xary 14th, 190S.
In the Methodist church there wil
be held a special Christmas servie~
on Wednesday, Christmas day, at 1]
o'clock. There will be musical selec
tions, wit:h appropriate hymns and
sermon by Rev. Dr. J. W. WoJling
the other pastors of the city takins
part. Ths friends and members o:
all the churc'hes are invited.
One of the season's big dramnati
successes is "Along the Kennebec,'
which will be seen at the opera hous
Tuesday, December 24. The seener;
of this production is said to surpas
anything in the rural line ever car
red by a rural produxction. as ev
erv scene and picture is 4aged wit]
speci:al scenery, and fine music is
furnished betweeni the cast by the
THE OLD ,AIR GRUNDS.
Twenty-two Large Building Lots
be Sold at Auction This
he olid fair, rounds have been c
lit) twe y ill\--w ar buildi.1: le
an.l thes 1e'ts v will be soll at pub'
auitio,n at 2 u'cl+:clk t:iis afternoc
Tlie erms are reasonable, one-four
cash and the balance in three eqi
an:inual payments with interest
eight per cent.
Free transportation will be ft
nished to and from the grounds tl
The oid fair grounds are bound
by Main, Douglas, Johnstone a:
Hunt streets. Desirable lots can
obtained on each of these fo
streets. A plat of the property a:
the lots, with the size of each l
ha; been published in The Hera
The; grounds were purchased 1
Messrs. C. E. Summer and J.
Davenport for the purpose of cutti:
the property into building lots to
sold to home builders. The seilii
agents are Messrs. F. R. Hunter al
W. K. Sligh.
Those contemplating buying pr
perty in Newberry will find it
their advantage to attend the ss
The sale of this property brings
mind ve.y strangely the remarkal
gTOW h of Newberry during the ps
few years. Only a short while a
all the north side of }ain -stre
from the corner where Mr. Gogga
lve:;, to the town limits, was und
veloped. This entire property b
been cut into lots and sold. The
are now 30 or 35 residences on tl
.Jonies property. Its value has i
creased many fold. just how mar
it would surprise our own peo:
to know. Every mat who boug
there has made a god thing of
The old fair grounds is the or
large area in this part of the toi
that has no.t passed into the han
of the small holders and home bui
. Wha is tcue of the develoDmE
in this section of the town is true
almost every other section.
where you will and there you fi
new homes, or homes ander constri
tion. It is diffiult to keep up wi
the building; it does not decrea
The so-called financial stringe:1
does not slacken it in the least.
And yet, strauge to say, the<
mand for homes cannot be met. The
is not a house for re:tf. People col
here from other places expecting
remain, but must go away becai
homes cannot be had. Our great<
need today is more homes. Let
build them, that every one who<
sires to come here may find' a ple
Elections of Offiers In the Seca
Orders of Prosperity Recent
The Kniights of Pythias at th
last meeting eieeted the following
ficers for tlie ensuing year: C.
Brother J. S. Wheeler; V. C., Bro
er J. I. Bedenrbaugh; Prelate, Bro
er E. N. Kibler; M. W., J. H. Wer
M. A., J. D. Quattlebaum; M. E.,
F. Browne; K. of R. and S., R.
Counts; I. G., J. B. Hartman; 'O.
D. J. Taylor. The lodge will ha
an oyster supper this year and i
not have the usual banquet.
The Woodmen of the Woild he~
also held their election, and the f
lowing gentlemen will be their c
ers for the ensuing year: (bur
commander, A. B. Wise; Ad W.,
H. Werts; banker, W. W. Wheel,
clerk, T. A. Dominiek; escort, N!.
Dominick; watcohman, A. G. Pus
sentry, J. B. Pugh. They will havy
supper on January 2, 1908.
'The officers of the Masonie Or<
for the next year are: Master, E.
Kibler; S. W., W. T. Gibson; J.
J. F. Browne; -treasurer, N.
Young; secretary, B. B. Schumpe
S. D., A. M. Crosson; J. D., J
Cook; tiler, J. P. Cannon.
- Offcers Installed.
-The officers of Amity lodge,
87, A. F. M., were installed last ni;
,by Past Master Fred H. Domini
The officers are:
S. W.-RI. H. Wrighrt.
J. W.-W. K. Sligh.
S. D.-W. J. Swittenberg.
J . D .--Robt. Mayes.
Sec.-J. H. M. Kinard.
Treas.-L. M. Speers
Tile'-W. S. Mann.
Nev ar say aie! Up, man, and t:
Lazirness bgip .in ,eobwebs a
ends in iron chains.-Spanish.
The Local Mawkek.
to Meat .. .. .. .. .. .... ..to12
Hams .. .. ......... .. 16 tv 18
Best Lard .. ........... 13
Best N. 0. Molasses ,. ... 60 to 7t
ut Good M. 0. Molasse- .. .. 35 to 4t;
,tsCorn .. .. .. .. .. .... 85
lie Meal .. .. .. .. ....... .. 85
m. [Mixed Chicken Food .... 90
th Hay .. .. .. .... ..1.35 to 1.50
ai Ist Patent Flour .. ....5.00 to 5.25
at 2nd Patent Flour .. ....4.50 to 4.75
Good Ordinary Flour... .3.50 to 4.00
ir- Sugar .... .... .... ... 5 1-2
is Rice .. ....... ... 5to8 1-3
Coffee Roasted .... .. .. 15
ed Coffee, Green .. .. .. .. 10 to 20
nd Cotton Seed meal .. .. .. 1.40
be Eggs .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 20
ur Poultry .. .. .. .. ... 10c. lb.
>t. Newberry Cotton Market.
.ld Corrected By Nat Gist.
Good Middiing .. .. .. ....11
by Strict Middling . ...... . 10 7-8
D. Middling. .. ... ...... .... 10 3-4
ad I CENT.A WORD.
No advertisement taken for less
'- than 25 cents.
Le WANTED - Unencumbered white
to I woman to board my -clerks. Liberal
tosalary. Everything furgished.
t Good permanent home for right
go Jno. B.Lyles,
ts Fingerville, S. C.
le- CARLOAD OF HOGS this week.
a:' Call upon W. H. Lominack, Jas. F.
Todd or J. C. Sample.
Crepe paper, all colors. Holly do.
' ' corations.
. Anderson .10c. Store.
2000 pounds Christmas candy just
ds Anderson 10c. Store.
d- Christmas Post Cards.
Mayes' Book Store.
?f Fancy China.
Go Anderson 10c. Store.
nd__ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
IC- SALBSMAN WANTED-Sell retail.
th trade, your locality $65 per month
SC. and expenses to start or commis
cy sion. Experience unnecessary.
Hermingsen Cigar Co., Toledo, 0.
I- Dept. A.
* Ingersoll Watch:es $1.00.
to Mayes' Book Store.
Bt See Toy Land a
us. Anderson 10c. Store.
ee DON'T FO34GET WHILE OUT
'iooking for (BETSTMiAS pres
ents to call on Broaddus and Ruf.
They have a nice line of Toys, -
Books, Dolls, &c.
Post Card Albums.
Mayes' Book Store.
ir See Santa Claus at
f- - Anderson 10c. Store.
h- THE ELITE PHOTO 'STUDIO
th- nlow situated in the new Copel
ts; Building East End Main St.
J. have the very thing you want
C. Christmas presents in the ne
G., Tane Sepia Portraite. Call
ve our photo display.
rill Otway Salter & Miss . T. E.
e Fountain Pins $1.00.
1-Mayes' Book S.e
eil WANTED-P'osition by a lady
J* bookkeeper, has a knowleg 'pf
~r. stenography. Not afraid of giork.
s. Address~ G, 1828 Sumter St., Co
h; lumbia, S. C.
e a 12-3-3t.
ier Get your Christmas can4y at
N. Anderson l0c. Store.
H' CIGAR SALESMAN WANTE
rt.' Experience uxinecessary. $100 per
o' mnonth and expepses. Peerless Ci
gar Co., Toledo, Oio.
FOR SALFr-600 or 700 bushels pure
rust proof red oats-grwn by
~o. Thos. M. Neel. Apply H. H.
ht Abrams or Nat Gist, Newberry, S.
WANTED-To buy several mile
cows with young calves. Apply
GUNS AND BICYCLES repaired,
brellas re-covered, and keys fi
Work done promptly and gua
teed. John T. Crome
At W. P. Smith's old sta
BANANAS:-Get a flne bun
bananas home for Christmas
and ITh'eo. Lambry,- at wholesale