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R .1 . SPE
Death of a Brave Confederate Soldier
and a Citizen Who Held the Re
spect of All Who Knew Him.
Mr. Leland M. ;Speers died at .is
home in Na:ice street at 12 o'clock
last Monday night. December 23. He
was stricken with paralysis two weeks
ago last Saturday, and was coined
to 'his bed from that time until his
Mr. Speers had lived a long and
honorable life. and the end came as
he must have wanted it to come. Sur
rounded by his loved ones, he quiet
lv fell on sleep eternal.
Mr. Speers was in his accustomed
good health until 'Saturday. Decem
ber 14. On that day. at about noon,
he was walking to the depot, when
severa'l young men standing on the
platform noticed something peculiar
.b)out' his condition. They asked
Mr. Speers if he felt well. and he re
plied that his head was swimming,
and that he 'thought he must he suf
fering from vertigo. A carriage was
called and -he was taken to his home.
when it developed that he had suf
fercd a stroke of paralysis. His left
side wa, paralyzed. and his left leg
was affect'ed. His tongue was also
affected to some extent. He did not
lose consciousness until about forty
eiaht hours before his death.
When he was taken home on the
14th, it was known that he was eriti-,
cally ill. and until the time of his
death no hope was entertained by his
physicians for his final recovery. His
son, Mr. L. Coppock iSpeers, who is
angaged in journalisti; work in New
York, was telegraph-ed for and came
to Newberry on Wednesday morning,
December 17. From that time until
'his -death all the members of his im
mediate family were at his bed-side.
Mr. Speers was a son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Alexander -Speers. He was
born near Jalapa, in this county, in
Oet'ober, 1841. When Mr. Speers
was a sm+all lad his father was killed
in the Mexican war. in the battle of
Cherabusco, fighting gallantly as a
member of the famous Palmetto regi
ment. His mother also died when Mr.
Speers was quite young.
After the death of his fath'er and
mother, Mr. Speers came to Newberry
and lived with Col. John R. Leaveil
as a member~ of the family. Under
Col. Leavell he learned the marble
~) trade, and worked in that' trade for
Col. Leavell until South Carolina se
eeded..and the War Between the -Sta-.
tes was on.
Mr. ,Speers 'enlisted in the 'Confed
erate army as a member of Company
1B. Third South Carolina regiment, a
com.pany that was first commanded
by Capt. Samuel N. Davidson, and
.ter by Capt. Thomas W. Gary, and
'ater still by Capt. Thompson 'Connor.
Mr. Speers *was made first sergeant
of his 'company. Throughout the war
Mr. Speers was conspicuous for his
bravery. He ii s wounded no less
than eight times in the five battles of
Savage -Station. Fredericksburg,
Chickamauga, the Wilderness, and
Strasburg. In on'e battle he was
wounded three times.
When the war was .over and the
South confronted the dark'est period
ini her history Mr. *Speers displayed
the same courYage and the same loyal
tv to home and state which had char
aceterized him on the field of batt4le.
Undaurnted, he went to work to assist
in rebuilding 'the lost fortunes of the
After the war he again wor'ked for
Col. John R. Leavell in the marble
business, and was finally made a par
tner in the firm. In addition to their,
usiness in Newberry, Mr. Leavell
a\nd Mr. Speers bought 'a marble
bt(siness in Chester, and also in
W nnsboro, and. Mr. Speers went to
Wir,esboro to take care of tihe busi
ness'i there. He stayed in
Winnsboro a few years, after which
the business there was sold out and
Mr. Speers returned to Newberry. H s
lived on the farm near Jalapa for a
few yea.rs, but returned to Newberry
anM conducted a business of his own
for at short time. kfterwards he
again went into business with CoL.
Jno. R. Leavell and his son, Mr. R.
Y. Leav'ell. Later Mr. Speers and
Mr. R. Y. Leav1e were in the marble
business together, and were partners
for twenty-five years under the firm
name of Leavell and Sp'eers. In 1893
the partnership was dissolved, and
since that time Mr. Speers individua.1
?v had eonducted a marble business
'nd undertaking establishmenrt in
Mr. Speers was a member of Amity
ge, No. 87, A. F. M., and was for
any years and up until the time of
s death, treasurer of thre lodge. Dur
this month he was re-elected
.asurer. Mr. Speer's wa~s also a
ber of the Knights of Honor and
the Knights a:d' Ladi?s of Honor.
'was at one time alderman of the
of Newberry, and was; since the
ra of the a-r. fed school
le w em of tll eJaimes I
a1::e (':ainp. I nited Cotfederat
Veterans. alld epi-nfed 1is cam
at many Confederate reunions. Whci
ever it was possible for 'h m to do s
he Went to the reunions and live
over a;tain in reminiscence the dai
when he and his comrades, standin
shoulder to shoulder on the ba.t]
ields of Virzinia. 'had made histor:
and in the makin: of it had filled ti
world with the glory of their achievt
He was married to Miss Cleor
Glasgow, of the Japala section of tli
county. w'ho survives him. He is alk
survived by one daughter. Miss Tnc
Speers, and two sons, Mr. L. Col
pock -Speers, now of the New Yor
Times, and Mr. Hiram L. Speers, c
Mr. Speers was buried in Rosemor
cemetery on Christmas morning at I
O'clock. The funeral services wei
conducted at the :rave by th 3 Re,
Mr. Wiison. of Nin2ty Six. wh<1
siuec the dieath of the Rev. J. L. Wi
the best i
That the Blue Gras
That when yoi
you get th
This company is composed c
ble business men, doing an op
no schemes to work and nothin
Its business is the dealing i
whiskies-none other-made i
state, and within a radius of
tol of that far-famed region.
The whiskies handled by thi,
sold and delivered to you undE
ernment that they are, so th2
fraud or deception.
-They are made by the grea
most modern processes, from
purest running waters; they ai
not by force and hurry, and
ions effeefs-upon the system or
. We wish to imnpres~upon yo
ually in mind that we handle
only the .purest and finest of
that section of Kentucky knos
ped from that best-known litti
We do strictly a Mail-Order
of your ~trade, guaranteeing sa
Blue Grass Belle
Walnut Hall, Bottled in Bond
Van Hook, Bottled in Bond
Belle of Anderson, Bottled in:]
Mellwood, Bottled in Bond
Old Taylor, Bottled in Bond
Old Crow, Bottled in Bond
Old Pepper, Bottled in Bond
Old Flk, Bottled in Bond
We guarantee our goods t<
may be returned at our expens
We Sell Direc
All orders given in accordani
forwarded by Express. All sh
sc'eiy sealed and bearing noI
Possitively no shipments made
ly on gallon lots or more is exp
The Safe way to remit is by E
not send Currency unle
TO READBES OF THIS PJ!
TISEMENT, IT IS GOOD FO]
GALILON OR MORE
THE BLUE GR~
LOCK BOX NO. 7.
' i Mr . eers)t a a memeri1L'11 .
I i(e whi1. kncw\ Mir. Sp'ers re
-" wted llnd adMired'( hiam, andt thl y
a y: n deeply with his familv i:
P the great bereavement which is teirs.
His life was pure and u)riglt, and
the 0rood which he has done wil'l live
l after him.
Le I will be in the auditor's office each
' Saturday in January, 1908, to pre
e pare pension applications, tihe ap
plicants can .call at the office now and
get the blanks. Old pensioners do
a 1 not have to apply except where they
is are entitled to a raise to a higher
0 clhss. The last Saturday in January
y i th last day to prepare applica
-p li a tions.
k W. G. Petarson,
tf Pension Commi.sic,ner. -
0) Mari ed on D,?cenber 1, at the
e home of the bride, by the Rev. Mr
- (ro.ssland, Mr. P. B. Scurry. Of Salu
- d ta coty11\. to Mis.; Fanni,e .1. Lind
I- sey, of Old Town.
:y Whiskies are
ri the world.
s company of Lexing
handles no other.
Li buy from them
e best made.
>f reputable, reliable and responsi
en, straight-forward business, with
g to give away.
n and handling of pure Kentucky
n the Blue Grass region of tha.
Eorty miles of Lexington, the capi
3 company are absolutely pure, and
,r a guarantee to the Federal Gov
Lt there is no possible chance for
est distillers in the world, by the
the finest selected grains and the
se mellowed and aged by years and,
vhn drank leave no bad or injur
u, and want you to bear it contin
no blends, mixtures or compounds,
Kentucky whiskies, and made in
vn ai the "Plue Grass'' and ship
a city in the world "Lexington.''
business, ani are soliciting a part
tisfaction and fair treatment.
Per Per Case Per
Gallon. 12 Qts. Quart
$4.50 $13.50' $1.15
4.00 12.00- 1.00
5.00 15.00 1.25
6.00 18.00 1.50
Bond - 5.00 15.00 1.25
5.00 15.00 1.25
6.00 18.00 1.50
8.00 24.00 2.00
5.00 ,15.00 1.25
5.00 15.00 1.25
8.00 24.00 2.00
4.00 12.00 1.00
6.00 18.00 1.50
5.00 15.00 1.25
give satisfaction, othbarwise they
t to Consumers.
e with the following Price List are
ipments made in plani, strong cases,
narks or brands to indicate contents.
C. 0. D. All orders filied, but on
xpress or Postal Money Order. Do
es you register your letter.
LPER: CUT OUT THIS ADVER
50c. ON ALL ORD)ERS FOR ONE
ALL ORDERS TO .
- -, -
Fish scrap is used in
?balanced and carefully m
TO DRAW JURY.
Notice is hereby given that we, the
undersigned jury commissioners for
Newberry County, S. C., will at 9
o'elock a. m., January 9, 1908, in tha 4
office of tVhe Clerk of Court for said
County and ,.State, op'enly and publie
lv dra the names of twelve persons
Who shall serve as grand jurors for
the year 1908, and that we will at
the same time and place, openly and
publicly, draw the names of thirty
six '>eisons who shall serve at petit
urors for the Court of General Ses
sions, which will convene at Newber
-v ourt House, S. C., on January 27,
0OF. and continue for one week.
Jno. L. Epps.
Win. W. Cromer,
JIno. C. Goggans,
Jury Commissioners for Newberry.
onty, S. C.*
Agents .wanted at once, previous
-xerienee is not, essential, territory
s going fast, write soon if you wish
o xwake money faster than you ever
id becfore. Whbit today. Address J
. Clark, Conway, Ark.
XMAS HOLIDAY RATES.
Account Xmas holidays the South--~
em Railway announces special ex
ursion rates of one and one-,hird ~
frt-class oneway fare pius 25 cents
for the round-trip to all points south
f the Ohio and Potomac and east F
f the Mississippi river, including p
Washington, D. C., and Cincinnati.
Tickets will -be: on sale December 1
20th. to 25th, idelusive; December E
0th to 31st, 1907, and. January 1st. p
908; with limit good to leave des
ination not later than midnight -l
anuary 6th, 1908.}
Apply to the nearest agent of the
outhern Railway or address J. C.
uk, Division Passenger Agent, I
harleston, S. C.
Notice is hereby given that an ex
mination will be held in my offie
t Newberry on Friday, January 17,
908, of persons desiring certifreates ,
to teach in the public schools.
J. S. Wheeler,
Co. Suj%. Ed'n.
ltaw td ']
Passenger Train a8chedules (Revised)
Effective 12.01 a. m. (Eastern time'
Sunday, November 24th, 1907, the
eaving time for passenger trains out I
f Newberry Union Station will be (
No. 15, for Greenville .. 9.07 a. in.
. 12, for Columbia .. .. 10.35 a. mn.
No. 19, for Greenville .. 1.25 p. mn.
No. 18, for Columbia .. 1.40 p. m.
No. 11, for Greenville .. 5.18 p. mn.
No. 16, for Columbia .. .. 9.47 p.m.(
C., N. & L Railway.
No. 85, for Laurens .. 5.19 a. m.
No. 22, for Columnbia .. 8.47 a. in.
No. 52, for Greenville .. 12.46 p. m.(
No. 53, for Columbia .. 3.10 p. m.
No. 21, for Laurens .. ..7.25 p. m. I
No. 84, for Columibia .. 8.30 p. mn.
*Daily, except Sunday.
The foregoing schedules are given
only for information, are not gear
Ianteed and are subject to change
G. L. Robinson,
I Station Master.
LD TIME FISH GUA
iard of the South.
every ton of Farmers' Bone. Pr<
ixed,insuring bigger yields with less.a
that this trade mark is on
5. Royster Gw
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r. Ho1NEN ST
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,oNJRIGT I PTH PAI
RoVEJTHIS.INCT N YE
~RoE oCo No MAVINT
HAT HAVE PASSED. WE I
:XTEND ANY THING BUT T
ATRoNS. -WE KNoW THE
'oN To CaME To oUR STo:
AVE NoT YET CoME oUR \
ER IN OUR ToWN, WE EXI
VITATIoN To CoME AND
HE COMMERCIAL BANK C
under call of State Bank Exan
December 16, 1907.
oans and discounts - -
~verdrafts - - - -
urntiure and fixtures --
~ash in vault 35,041 03
lash in other Banks 72,674 93
~apital Stock - - -
ndivided prfits (less expenses
)ividends (naid) - -
~ashier's ceck - - -
epsits, Banks 7,910 74
eposits, Individual 322,826 31
NO. M. KINARD, Pres.
J Y. McFALL.
4 Per C
Interet Paid in our Savy
N O. a
JRINC THE LAST
HIWE BUILT UP
ST TRADE \JITH
EOPL b'( SELiWG
GOODS AT -HONEST
4EXT YEAR SAME
s BUsTER 3ROWWV
,ooK oUR PATRONS
uVIlH THEM AIHAPPY
HIN oURSELVES WE
TREATED oUlR PAT
. OUR PATRONAGE
R To CoME -WE CAIN
HAN IN.THlE YEARS
(EED NoT, WE KNpW,.
ANKS To OUR oLD~
Y NEED No INVITA
RE. To THoSE WHoA
AY, To THE STRAN-.
~END, HoWEVER, AN -
N AND coLLEGE STS.,
F NEWBERRY, S. C.,
iner at close of business
:- - $313,666 49
- - 7,1e9 87
-- - - 3,116 93
- - 107,715 96 -
- - - $ 50,000 00.
paid) -/ 49,222 20 .
- - - 940 00
- - - 800 00
- - 330,737 05
0. B. MAYER, Vice-Pres.