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The Movements of Many Peopi
Newberrians and Those Who
speT in: 2 e vecal ple n ys wIit i: tcti
fri nd in :e city. v:hi are aiwa %
glad to ,r:et tem.f-Laurns bc:
Th- W. C. T. U. will meet Thurs
day afterno-n at four o'clock, Jan
uarv 9. with 3Mr:. Hai mon.
M:-. :: Bradbarn. of Bailti
le,. i- risiting his mother and oth
er reauires in NEwbe:-ry.
Mr. .'. L. KniPht. of Columbia
was in th city last week.
Stenc_rwather John K. A nil is at
tentdin e ert in Lanen: this w?ek.
G eo. K. Hutchison. after spendinm
the l:oilaj:s at home. left yesterda:
for t'he South Carolina Medical col
lei,e. of Chaileston.
Miss Mattie Acams is spending
few days with her brother, Mr. J. H
Adams. in Columbia.
Mr. C. C. Wyche, of Prosperity
was in town Saturday.
Miss Hattie Roebuek has returne<
to Columbia after spending the holi
days with relatives in Newberry.
Mrs. Olin Lane is quite ill at he:
Dr. F. S. Warlick has decided t<
locate at Belfast. S. C.. for the prac
flee of medeein?. Will he ready t<
answer calls aftelr 15th January. Fo:
the prc en.t phone messages or call,
can he made throigh the phone o:
Mr. T. J. Davenport.
There will be communion servici
at St. Philips church. Rev. J. C
Wessinger pastor. on 2nd Sunday ^
11 o'clock, with preaehing on Satur
lay afternoon previous at 3 o'clock
Rev. C. W. Creizhton, of Green
wood. edit'or of the Christian Ap
peal. was in Newberry Friday of las
week on business connected with hi
Rutherford Union will meet Sat
urday evening, the 11th, at 2 o'clodl
at the usual place.
CENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH
First Sunday of New Year Beautifu
and Bright-La.rge Congregation
-outeen Names Added to
The services at the Cmntral Methb
odist church on Sunday were ful
of interest and largely attended.
The sub.iect discussed by Dr. Wol
ling was The Promises, showing tha
to secure the promises of God ther
must 'he on our part a it o
foregivness. and of obedience. and o
purity of life.
This communion was very largsl;
attended. During the first month o
the new pastorate fourteen person
had been received into this congrega
.tion. The list is as follows:
~Mrs. N. Cornelia Wicker. Miss F
Gertrude Wicker, Mr. Cland T. Boyd
Mrs. St. Lawrence Boyd, Mr. P. E
Asbill, Mrs. T. Asbill, Miss Mabe
Ashill, Mr. Eugene S. Wertz, Mx
James Morgan, Mr. J. T. Cromex
Mrs. Fannie H. Cromer, Mr. John H
Baxter. Mr. J. Spencer Wolling, Mis
At night the congregation wa
large and the services interesting
'The singing was beautiful, especial
'ly .a solo rendered 'by Mrs. Lola~ Laki
-Connor, who was at home on a brie:
visit to her mother and family.
TIhe subject diseussed was Th1
Kingdom, the subjects and the Ruler
Even With Money Scare Newberr3
* County Lands Sell High.
Master H. H. Rikard c,1iy sold om
tract of land yesterday, a tract of 9(
acres, sold for partition in the easi
of Lalla Ernestine Lominiek, et al
vs. Roberta Lominick, et al. Mr. J
W. Lominiek was tihe purchaser al
the sum of $2,040.00.
Thr'ee tracts belonging to the es
tate of the late Daniel Stuart were
sold by the heirs of tihe estate foi
parti.tion. Tract No. 1, was sold t<
R. C. Perry for $1600.00; No. 2. t<
Mrs. Ida Boozer for $4.025.00; No
3. to Mrs. Ida Boozer. for $2,500.00
Niin.e shares. of National -Bani
stock were sold at auction Monday
five of the shares bringing 106 each
and the other four bringing 103 1-2
Newberry 'Circuit. ..
The first quarterly conference fo
Newberry cireuit will be held the 1:
:and 12 of January instead of 18 ani
19 as first announced. It will be hell
aft New Chapel instead of -.Trinity
There will be preaching Saturda;
and Sunday 11 a. m. at -New Ohapa
at Trinity 3.30 p. m.
A. H. Best, P. C.
December 30, 1907.
ANOTHER NEGRO KILLED.
The Pistol Was Handy and Was Us
ed-Apparently No Cause for
On la-t Fridtay. near Ponaria.
So.11 (zler S'htt and kille?d (-G reni.nce
l::ti, alli 1 olored, . Thle testimony
taken at Uhe (ro:er's 111ei is iv
en in this counctiol. Th:e inquest
wa; held on Saturday. The coroner
was aceompanied by the sheriff, who
arrested iSetzler and brought him to
jail. where b-e now is.
It does not appear from the testi
mony that there was any particular
notive for the killing. The two neg
ro boys had been hunting during the
day anrd some of the witnesses say,
were friends. There is a little cvi
dence that they were both in love
with the same girl, but the differ
ence in their love affair did not seem
to have been sufficient to warrant
It is unfortunately true that mos:
11of the negroes in this country carry
pistols and that they have very lit
ile regard for the life of their fel
lows and seem to be under the im
pression, NvYHea is true, that the only
use to whicth a pistol can be put is to
kill their fellow beings.
The following is the testimony as
taken before the coroner.
State of South Carolina.
County of Newberry.
Jim Mays being sworn says: Do
not know anything about killing.
Heard shot about half mile away. In
less than ten minutes I was there.
When I got there saw nothing but
man lying on the floor. Saw no
pistol. Looked for it. I was there
when he was moved. Couldn't see to
him good enough to see pistol. Don't
know who moved body. Walt Davis
has Clarence Bates' pistol.
Jim x Mays.
Pr. Z. T. Pinner sworn says: I ex-'
amined the dead body of Clarence
Bates. removing the skull cap and
find a bullet lodged in right and
front half of brain. Bullet entered
just a.hove the right eye piercing the
skull and injuring the brain tissue
1 Dr. Z. T. Pinner.
Charle Martin being sworn says: I
helped to move body of Clarence
Bates. Did not see pistol lying un
der body. About three hours after
- shooting before I got here. Clarence
IBates was lying flat of his baek
when I got here.
-Marie Bates 'being sworn -says:
SClarence is my brother. I was not
here. I know that Sam and Clarence
were going to see Martha Robinson.
Clarence said Sam drew pistol on
him at D. Taylor's party. Sam did
not like. Clarence. Dave Taylor took
Clarence out from his party to keep
from getting shot., They had been
friendly before they started at Mar
tha Robinson. Sam asked for Clar
ene' -ye'sterday morning and they
had been hunting together before
-Christmas and were out hunting again
yesterday. Several weeks since they
fell out about Martha Robinson. They
appeared friendly to me. No fight
ing at Dave Taylor's as I know.
Signed, Marriec Bates.
Henry Wideman being sworn says:
I was here yesterday when shooting
took place. Sam started to play with
me with broken lamp shade and I
told him to go away I didn't feel
like playing then. Clarence said
something to Sam. I didn't know
what. Had no pistol when playing
with me. When they starten to play
with each other I saw both their
guns. I don't know who pulled first
gun. Immediately on pulling guns
one fired. Was in yard when gun
fired. When I got in house I said,
Sam, you kill-ed Clarence. I didn 'ti
see pistal after the shot fired. Do
not know anything about fuss be
tween Sam and Clarence. They seem
ed friendly yesterday. Had been
hunting toget,ber. We all three got
toeether at El Hoard's house.
Henry x Wideman.
Pearl Hoard being sworn says: I
was in erib shucking corn when shot
fed. Me and Carrie came to door
and Geneva came running down to
us and said come here quick, Sam
has killed Clarence. Just glimpsed
pistol lying off from Clarence and
when Clarence was moved pistol was
under him. I asked Sam why did
he shoot Clarence, and Sam said I
did not go to do it. Always appear
ed friendly to me. Had heard some
Sthing about Martha Robinson kicking
Clarence for Sam at the hall.
~Sizned, Pirl Hoard.
t Geneva Hoard being sworn says:
Place-Ike Suber's place--I was hierze
when shooting took place. Deceas
1 ed was here about ten minutes. He
asked me to go on back porch. He
[asked was I going up to Mr. Dawk
ns. I told him I was not. Sam SetZ
COUNTY FARMER'S UMON.
Resolutions Passed Favoring Reduc
tion of Cotton Acreage and Re
peal of Lien Law.
The r ular guartel::" meetinz of
the Cun'tI 'fmer EIon wal b 1ell
la- Sauurday and enlierinl the
inelemin ?It weather there was a gook
attendance of (lelega.tes. very nearly
all the local unions being represent
-d. Considerable routine business
was attended to and mueh interest
was shown in the discn.ssins of the
various matters that came bMfo'e the
meetinr. The f:llowin,, resolution
In view of the financial strin'encv
and the scarcity c:f labor and the
increased cost in the nroductlion of
Resolved. That we as a Farmers'
Union favor a reduction of 30 per
cent in cotton acreage, and request
our delegates to the state. convention
tio bring this matter to its atten
tion: we likewise favor that . this
acreage be devoted to food crops.
Also the following resolution was
Resolved, That in the opinion of
this County Union the repeal of. the
lien law now upon tihe statute books
would be a direct benefit to at least
three-fourths of' our citizens, and
believing this. we hereby earnestly
request our members of the legisla
ture to use their in.fluence to effeel
The following were elected dele
;ates to the state convention which
meets in Columbia January 22: W. C.
Brown. J. B. O'Neall Holloway. Alan
Johnstone and J. A. Sligh.
The Williamson Plan.
Mr. J. P. Wicker, one of the most
successful and substantial farmers
of the Broad river section. tried an
acre of corn last year under the Wiil
liamson plan. This land which he
cultivated about seven years ago
made on a twenty acre field* about
20 bushels of corn and two bales of
cotton and one load of corn tops.
The acre which 'he cultivated under
the Williamson plan the. past year
was probably the poorest of the field.
Mr. Wicker gathered from this acre
41 bushels of good corn. He used in
this cultivation about $7 worth of
fertilizer. Of course if he works
this land a little more he ivill ini
e,rease the yidd.
ir asked for some bread. I came
out on front side and was standing
there and while I was standing a
laip shade was broken. Sam told
me I told you you would break that
shade last night and Henry Wideman
said to Sam I ivas just joking him,
and Sam Setzler picked up broken
shade and want towards Henry
Wideman and Henry Wideman said
to Sam Setzler, go away I have told
you about playing with me and that
time Clarence Bates run to me and
said let me get out of the way and
Sam Setzler came in behind him
with pistol in hand and by that time
Clar'ence ,Bates came with pistol in
his hand. No pistol was seen when
Clarence said let me get out of 'the
way. At this tim~e Clarentee Bates
was at room door and Sam about six
or eight feet a.way on porch. About
this point the pistol of Sam Setzler
fired. I sa~w both plainly. Both pis
tols were pointed at each other. They
both were in a good humor. Seemed
like t,hey were playing. When .Sam
shot Clarence fe'l back. Henry Wide
man said, "Sam, you . have killed
Clarence' pistal fell by his side on
Pisto,l was found in between Clar
ene Bates' leg when he was moved.
Do not know whether' or not Clar
*ene' pistol was cocked. Dlo not
know who picked -pistol up. Do not
know who moved pistol from Bates'
side and put between legs. Do not
know of any unfriendly fee'ling be
tween Sam and Clarence. They have
both been going to see same girl.
Have seen Clarence's picture at Rob
ison girl 's house. Don't know if
both were flying around -her. Only
one shcot fired and .by Sam Setzler.
Sam made no threats. Do not know
when Sam took out his, but when he
turned around to follow Cl.arence I
saw pistol. When Clarence furned
around I saw his pistol. Both were
pointed at each other.
Signed, Genever Hoard.
The verdict of the jury is that
Clarence Bates came to his death by
gun shot wo1nd in the hands of -Sam
Setzler, on the third day of J-anu
Ben M. Setzler, Foreman; E. 1B.
Feagle. R. H. Hipp, H. M. Mayfield,
W. Q Hipp, G. B. Halfacre, J. C.
Seyt, 0. T. Wicker, T. 0. Bundrick,
J. J. Hentz, W. B. Counts, J. B.
NORTH DAKOTA CAROLINIAN.
Returns to Visit the Scenes of His
Yuth-Frank Banks Once
Thought Dead Has Prospered.
I _ a s a:rda. ni.t 1h" ere wa: a
.n .S t it.' I l led riek( II:)tcl w\r;r
,in many :a;ys an iterein.
'tmIeman. Twe:iv-t' ur y:rs ag
'e left what is now Saluda county,
( ;e1eld. and after a year in
. .: catd in. far off Dakuita, closE
to "oth the Montana and Canadiar
li-n:h. ainona the Indians and beast:
of the iplains. He has lived all fin
life of Lat :'reat country which ha;
1own fr:.I a trackless desent to b0%
01e of the 2reatest r'e-iol: of the
American Republic. The Red mar
as be21n his close fri:nd: he ha:
heen in the round np nitlh Teddy
Fh'osevelt for eigh-t days he ha;
fought tthe terrible prairie fire.
In February. 1SS4, without a wori
to any ine, Frank Banks quit th,
haunts of his boyhood, near old But
ler church, in Edgefiejld county. Foi
tirteen years kith nor kin had at
word from him. Finally, he wrotL
that he whomm they thouglht to bE
dead was in the land of the living
To the :urprise of his brother, Mr
-Sam Bank, who lives near Mouni
Willi-ng in Saluda county, a few
days since Frank Banks came to vis
it him. came to look once more upor
the ,raves of his belc.ved parents
With i im came his wife. a lady o1
Canadian birth. who looked for th
first time upon pine itrees. cotton aat
It wa' a pleasure to tiose at tl(
Frederick Saturday night to heal
Mr. Banks speak of his life in thi
-r-eat Northiwes.t, and to hear his re
marks eonee-rninv the eha:i,:es whiel
had taken place in Newberry and Sa
lnda since 'bis departure nearly
quarter of a century ago. He spok
of the growth of this town as re
markable, for when he last saw i
Newberry was a mere viillage.
Mr. .Banks has been engaged in ;;h,
Taisilg of horses and cattle in hi:
new home, and, as zrsual with thi
pioneers of the plains, has prospered
I Land that he bought for a little mor+
than a dollar.,per acre is now wort;
twenty times that sum; just a shor
while back he refused thinty dollar
per acre for a tract of two th1ousans
acres that cost him less than fiv<
dollars per acre.
~'Yes, I love old South Carolim
yet,'' said Mr. Banks, "bat I hay
lived up in North Dakota so long
that it feels a little like home to mi
now; I migiht come back 'here to live
but you see we wo.uld have to be vis
itting baek there all the time, for m:
wife's folks are aill there.'' Howev
er, Mrs. Baniks expressed herself a:
being deligzhted with this country
especially ihe mild climate, for il
Nort~h Dakota the thermometer ofte:
regsters sixty below zero.
Although in a eountry where 'th'
great majority of the voters are Re
publicans, Mr. Baniks has remained
Demcrat. In 1896, however, ho
wouldn't vote at aill, for he couldn'
swallow Bryan's free silver ideas
He voted feir Parker in t,he last dlec
tion against Roosevelt, althougi
Teddy and he had slept together of
ten when t[he president was enjoying
the life of a cow puncher.
Mr. and Mrs. Banks left 'here :Sufi
day morning, going to G-reenwoodl
where Mr. *Banks' little niece, an in,
mate of the Connie Maxwell orphan
age, joined them, the little lady go
dng to make her home with 'her aun1
and uncle, w4hlo have no children.
tMr. Sam Banks, who accompanliei
his brother to New'beniry, returned t<
iis home Sunday, after seeing th<
latter depart for his five days' ridi
to Stroud, North Dakota. There wa
a tear streaming down Sam's cheek
as he expressed thes hope, when ai
clasped his baby brother's hanc
god-bye, that it would not be twen
t-four years ere they should meen
aain. "for if you wait that long
Frank,'' said good old Sam, "you
won't see mre.'' And Frank promisei
that he would come iback in a mucl
shorter time tha.n tihat.
Death of Mrs. Gregg Evans.
Mrs. Hatitie Evans, wife of Mr
Gregg C. Evans, died at her home ii
West End, on Sunday, after a pro
She is survived by her husbani
and two ehildren. Before her mar
riage she was Miss Hattie Cromer.
She was buried yesterday after
noon in West End cemetery.
iDeath of Mr. Boyce R. Mendenhall
Mr. Boyce R. Mendenhall died il
Ciarldoni on !at F'rj'i a L afianco
Iafter a brief illness from pneumonia
Mr. Meadenhuall was a travellins
man and very frequently came t<
SNewberrv. He had many friends ii
Newberry who regret to learn of hil
John iC. Adams Chief Police-I. 0.
Burton Reelected-W. T. Jack
son Street Overseer.
'1 ' t I i t i fl i 1 j l l i . . I , i tf o
' Ol~~e :ICiv .7n al -: . n ri l ni
John C. Adams, Chief Police.
these elections council failed to
agree on cbief of police, street ov
erseer and one policeman and the
meeting Friday ni tht. was to fill these
three positions. Jno. C. Adams, wno
has been a policeman for some time
wa: chosen chief of poldee defeating
the inc'umi:ent C. W. Bishop, who
filled the 'position iat year. Mr.
Adams made a very otlicienit police
man and will fill the position of
61icf in a s:ati.factory manner. He
is a man of cool judgment and un
Mr. I. 0. Burton who has been po
licemnn for the past two years was
reelected. He has made a good offi
cer and will fill the .position with ef
Mr. W. T. Jackson was elected
street overseer but it is understood
he will not accept. He was not ar
applicant for the position.
Crosses of. Honor.
List of Crosses of Honor to be be
stowed Jan. 20th, (the 19th being or
Sunday), 1908, by Drayton Rutfher
ford Chapter, at N!ew'barry opera
house. The hour and program wil
be given later1
M. E, Coleman, J. S. Derrick, Jno
SA. Enlow, D. L. Epting, W. D. Hair
mon, W. J. Holloway, William Koon
l. J*B. Lsathai.
SThe above crosses have beeti Or
hand for sometime and veterans wvil
please be present at the appointei
time as thte rules governing the be
- towal of crosses ill prohibit -thb
chapter from 'keeping -them longer
There are also 3 crosses on hand tha1
will 'be given to the oldest lineal de.
scendants or wikiows of George B
Boozer, G. M. Monts, Simeon Mil
.According to Rule V., Section 3
thie above .three crosses can only be
given as "'Keep Sakes'' under n<
conditions can they be worn. Rule 1
Section 2, the oldest living -linea
desendant or widow must prov
their identity. These three -erosse
will be returned also after Jan. 20
unless bestowed on that day.
Thre following is thie list applied
for and one expected for the 20th.
J. H. Dennis, Perry Halfaecre
Adam Kibler, D). W. Kinard, P. B
Lever, H. M. Mayer, E. H. Pugh
Moorman Ruff, J. A. Sligh, J. W
Mrs. James A. Burton.
President Dray-ton Rutherford Chap
ter, U. D. C, Newberry, S. C.
The first quarterly conferenea ol
irosperity ei7enit will be held at
Zion church Saturday and Sunday
18th and 19th, instead of 11th an<d
1-h H. W. Whitaker.
I ernetlyrequest t:he businass
Iagent of every local Farmers' unio:
in the county to meet me in the couri
house next Saturday just after the
adjournment of the County Teach
ers' Association. This is import
ant business to us.
J. B. 0O'Neall Holloway,
County Business. Agent.
RED RUST-PROOF SEELD OATS
for sale. Grown by T. M. Neel
Two three hundred bushels left.
Abrams & Gist.
FOR RENT or work on shares, tw<
lone horse farms 3 miles fron
Prosperity, S. C. Apply to S. D
Duncan, Prosperity, S. C.
BICYCLE STOLEN-From in froni
1of Herald and News offee Friday
night. Suitable reward if return.
ed to this office.
The Local Marke-.
Meat .... 8 to 10 1-2
Hams ... .... .. ...... 16 to 18
Best Lard .. .... ...... 121-2
Best N. 0. Molasses .. ... 60 to 7e
Good M. 0. Molasses .. .. 33 to 40
Corn .... .. .. ......... 9
Mixed 'i:ieken Fo'd .... 90
Hav .... .... .. .......1.25 to1.40
.t Pateat Flour .. ...5.50 to 6.00
2:1d Pate;it Flour .......5.00 to 5.50
Good Ordinary Flour ....4.5 o 4. o
Sugar .... .... .... .. 5 1-2
Rice .. .. .. .... ...... 5 toS1-3
Coffee Roasted .... .. .. 15
Coffee, Green .. .. .. .. 10 to 20
Cotton Seed meal .. .. .. 1.35
Poultry .... ....... .. 10c. lb.
Newberry Cotton Market.
Corrected By Nat Gist.
Good Middling ... ... ... 10 7
Strict Miling ... ... ... 10 1-2
Middling ... ... ... . ..... 10 3-4
I CENT A WORD.
No advertisement taken for less
than 25 cents.
POULTRY FOR SALE-White Leg
horn and Rhode Island Red Cock
refls. Terms reasonable. Apply
1800 Johnstone Street, P. 0. Box
233 or phone 151.
WANTED-,Everybody to know that
I have bought the undertaking
business of the late L. M. Speers. I
am prepared to serve the public.
P. F. Baxter.
NOTICE-Have your bicycles, guns,
sewing machines, cloeks,' umbrellas
repaired at J. B. Harmon's. All
work first class.
Prosperity, S. C.
LOST-On Saturday morning, be
tween the residenc'e of. Mr. George
C. Hipp and the Ashley Manufac
turing company, a Brown Leather
Pocketbook, containing Gold Med
al, German prize, engraved "M.
A. Swittenberg, 1907"; gold braee
let; gold necklace; five dollar bill
and some silver change. Liberal re-,
ward if returned' to Geo. C. lpp.
FOR RENT-Old McWhirter or
Stewart hoQuse, corn'er Wilsop anid
IJ<Ansfone street. 10 rooms. Apply
to E. H. Leslie,
Best Apple V'inegar 25c. a gallon at
The Parks Co.
NOW IS THE TIME TO ORDER
brick for repairing.' 'Best biek,
best tacilities, best deliveries. Ship
anywhere in the state. Write today
Sumter Brick Works.
Ragular 15e. can, choice tomitoes
for 10e. at The Parks Co.
.Pickle Pig fe-et. Large mackeral
and firesh sausage at The Parks Co.
On conditions 20 lbs. sugar for $1.
at The Pa'rks Co.
CARLOAD OF HOGS this week.
Call upon W. H. Lourinaek, Jas. F.
Todd or J. C. Sample.
THE ELITE PHOTO STUDIO is
now situated in the new Copeland
Building East End Main St. We
have the very thing you wRnt for
Christmas presents in the new Low
Tane Sepia Portraite. Cs to see
our photo display
Otway Salter & Miss T. E. Salter.
GUNfS AND BICYCLES repaired, urn
breilas re-covered, and keys fitted.
Work done promptly and guaran
teen. John 'T. Cromer,
A t W. P. Smith's old stand.
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. M.
A regular communication of Amity
Loge, No. 87, A. F. M., will be hela
next Monday evening at 7.301 o'clock
in Fraternity Hall. Visiting breth
ren cordially welcomed.
Van Smith, W. M.
. H. M. Kinard, Secretary.
EPAIR SHOP-I have my furni
ture repair shop in the old colored
Scolored Baptist church. in college
Sstreet. Wesley Means.
FOR RENT--The old Spearmani
Bffomestead near Silver Street, re
eently occupied by W. W. Spear
man. Will rent all or part of the
place. Apply for further informa
tion to W. S. Spearman, Newbear.