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VOL XLV NO. 102 NEWBERRYP S. C.. TUESDAY. DECEMBER 22. 1908. TWICE A WEEK. ?1.50 A YEAR
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On the 24th of November, Thanks- Mr. Di-c
giving Day, the ehildren, grandchild- 3rd 'Corpo]
ren and great grandchildren of Mrs. ment, Jno.
Nancy Diekert met at the hoine of her terwards m
son, Mr. Jacob L. Dickert in the city cavalry.
of Newberry to celebrat.e her 73rd Mr. Diel
birthday. There were 69 descendants May, 1877,
present and with Mrs. Dickert made Eden.
70 members of her immediate fam- Mr. and:
ily present. dren, six
Besides these there were ten other The sons a
persons present including members ot ty and one
the Pomari4 string band and Mr. and county. T
Mrs. Paul Derrick of Saluda county. The chili
The family was represented by ert, Sallie
thirteen separate families and these of J. C. C
with their children came with good Geo. A. Die
old fashioned Duteh dinners prepar- died at th
ed bfre they came and they spread Jacob L. Di
them out on one big table around Dr. Willian
which they all gathered. who is now
-Mrs. Nancy Dickert was Miss Naney ingston; 1a
Setzler before her marriage. On the Arthur.
17th of February, 1854, she was mar- Willie Rini
ried to Mr. Jesse C. Dickert and they dren-Alon
lived for many years in the lower jin Newberi
(Duteh Fork) section of Newberry Mat-tie Lon
county. jis now the
After the war they moved to the Iton; Minn
upper seetion of. the county, 'near of Jno. Cr
Bth Eden church. e hild, and
SHORT IN HIS CASH $rf,870.- ness operat
pton County Treasurer Reore able atoust
to Goeror--Comptroller General asfactority.
St4.e that an Investigation Shows ifcoiy
sa Apparent shortage in the cash The repc
oftbs resuerof uampton. eral to the
ews and Courier. Columbia,
Columbia, December 19.-That the To His 1
ounty treasurer of Hampton county, tin F. Anm
. C. Langford, is short in his cash The annua
17,670.79 is the official report made of 'the fisc
o the governor today by the comp- county was
roller general, th-e reportebeing based 1908, and
n an investigation made by Mr. E. B. eed to Oett
ilson, chief clerk in the comptrol-- balanecs di
er's offiee, and by Mr. Giles Wilson, county tres
tate bank examiner. Under the law, Gash StatE
he governor has the power to remove! Office, H
e county treasurer on such a report.
The matter came to light when it June 30 If
as recently reported to the comptrol- due Stat
er general by the cashier of the Loan June 30 19
d Exchange Bank at Hampton that duie coun
ere was error in the amount report- ;June 30 1f
by the county treasurer as being due scho
deposit to his official credit in that Amouint of
nk. The comptroller general re- Isince Jur
ested the State bank examiner to Collection
ke an investigation and sent his sinceJu
ief clerk to Hampton also for that Fines,- lieel
rpose. The report of the State since Ju
k examiner is submitted to the Superinten
rnor also. tion, sin<
e chief clerk to the comptroller Cash colle<
I was unable to secure from the Ifrom 194
t-reasurer an explanation of
ation, but 't is stated that Mr. Total ca
d, the treasurer, has beegi-| 30 and
Uickert Celebrates 73d B
Ith Cap E S Keitt'...
rert served in the war asons.
al in Co. F, 20th Regi- Mrs. Sallie Dickert became the wife
M. Kinard, captain. At- of Jacob S. Cromer. She is now d-Cad. Q,
ith Capt. E. S. Keitt's She was the mother of thirteen chil- 1
dren ten of whom are now living
ert died on the 14th of William Cromer, Emanuel Crome,
and was buried at Beth Carrie Cromer (now the wife of Ei- fc
est Adams), Mary Cromer, Pearl e
'rs. Dickert had nine chil- Cromer, Clara Cromer, George Crom
ons and three daughtrs. er, Roy Cromer, Troy Cromer, (Roy
11 live in Newberry coun- and Troy are twins), Hattie Cromer.
daug er also lives in this Mrs. Adams has three children. I
wo daughters are dead. Geo. A. Dickert first married Miss
Iren are Arthur H. Dick- Blanche Cannon who ]is now dead.C
Dikert, who was the wife They had two children-Yany T.
romer, but is now dead; Dickert, of Newberry -who married I
kert; Ellie E. Dickert, who Miss Anna Sligh and Walter Dick
- age of about 20 years; ert who married Miss Nettie Shealy. 0
ckert.; Newton C. Diekert; Mr. Geo. A. Dickert married a sec- I
T. ickert; Mary Dickert ond time, Miss Della Horton. By this,
the wife of David N. Liv union there are four children-Beulah
d Dieker h Disethe ickr,EwrdDceteGa ik
e. Dickert marie has oertayDcet r.Wle ik
i he hvefor hi rhs Salle hickrtbcae.h wi
~o H Dicertwho ive Jacob L. Cker. marred Miss dEd.
y an whomarred MSh e Cous. Thmohe hav thadten chil- li
iinck;Lua Dckrt hodren, tno wmae now lAn iving-,
wifeof KmperAl illiam DCoer, AiEmanuert Cromer,
B DickertCarie Comer(no the wife Dikrofors D et Blanh e
mer Aonz H hs o~ iet a, unic DCer, lar ke
rs. briton as t r mer, CeAr SmDert, eorg 'livng
ions an hemayaveeo , Disb rmer, Fro Croer,0 (oy
ts ad vntalyma b aid STyae t ns), Hati Co.
Lihtnou temate M rer. dam has the children.0
BPand cCoun wois nodead. s
rt ~ ~~ icet of tecmtolrgn adsho claimsr who3 arred7
goenrrsatflos wh.are isNe>i hay
iOcaReo. otale disbsrDel Hotn yti
~xcelenc GoernoeMar rtas balarsdu Dict.ert, GryDikt
~el Clubia S C eSr 1, tatDcert Mrs. coun er Dik
I etleen fr hetaer has..one.child . .$2,.3 i
al yar 907 ~fHamto Cobnt T.easuker manied iscE- a
madeas o dat Jun f30 Counts. rThe have ahas e hl-s t
vaschckd p ndbaan Csinrt orrest Dickert,9 Blnh1
her 4.Di08.ertwng EshnCacm Bickert, Jui it
eMr.s . Al C.to Langforeer, Cont 60.00hDiket altivn
sue.... folows ............. 4.3..
mons, Cnt emy Trasurer'- Dairsmenk o .ue30t e
arsona Cont Offcatfud- Hampton,cash
s 2, aneenlly ma eri Stfcate 3treas-0
eitreanurer the matt,r65.71 Lrar and Ex- ,.K.$392
08 Oci alaer. fiet.o.2...186..0. 2&
money, Debowe, 1908., as
elleey, 18overnor .0 Mrsaeriicte2,447
es, andl coss, inbak,Oc.24.-08.$2,84.1
stlent frca thEtxcesesn adadi
maea ae June 30,198 874 bakOc.2,10 . $ 090
teiby Mr. frJ.Mr... Lanogfeord,
baltnce Joune caherocteHaponLanad-x
1tv funds..... .. 33,17.18ta4 etfoaeo 1,6.2
08. esh blanc
rith their parents in Newberry.
Newton C. Dickert married Miss
allie Dickert. They have one son
ving, Basil S. Dickert, and one dead.
Dr. William T. Dickert married
[iss Ida Wicker and they have three
hildren-John Dickert, Floyd Dick
rt and Nancy Dickert.
Miss Mary Dickert married David
r. Livingston and they have two chil
ren-Vernon Livingston and Clyde
John H. Diekert married Miss Lee
arrett and they have four children
-Hernie Dickert, Jessie Dickert,
rewton Dickert and Furman Dickert.
There were present at this reunion
f the immediate family of Mrs.
)ickert seven children, 39 grandehil
-en and 9 great grandchildren and
4 other members of the immediate
amily by marriage, making with Mrs
)ikert herself 70 members of he;r
amediate family who were present
.nd the remarkable fact is that no
ne was absent on account of sick
ess or for any other cause.
Every one enjoyed the reunion and
he dinner and went away feeling
etter for having -met together in this
:iven October 24, was found to be
Lorrect, there being a difference ofl
rom $13,000 to $14,000. The cashier
~as asked to explain how it was pos
ible for such a difference to remain
ndiscovered to this late date. No
atisfactory explanation wars given by
mi. I immediately wired the Hon.
iles L. Wilson, bank examiner, to
ome to Columbia at once. I aequain
ed Mr. Wilson with all the faets in
onnectin with this case, and re
nested that lie proceed to Hampton
t once' and make an examination of
he Hampton Loan and Exchange
lank with reference to the county
reasurer 's aicount. It appears from
he report of the bank examiner,
rhich is Iide a part of this report,
nd other records in connection with
fr. J. C. Langford. county treasurer,
hat he is short in his cash $17,670.79.
he cheek drawn by J. C. Langford
or $670.79, deposited for collectioni
tober 24. 1908, was evidently du
lcated in the certificates given by
be Bank of Hampton .and Hamptoni
,oan and* Exchange Bank, thus mak-;
a the shortage as above stated.
I report this matter to your Ex-1
elleney in order that you may take
uch action as you deem proper.
A. W. Jones,
Bank Examiner's Report.
ohmbia, S. C., December 19, 1908.
Tie Hon. A. W. Jones, Comptrol
r General. Columbia, S. C.-Deam
ir: Herewith I submit a brief re
iort of the condition of HamptonI
oa and Exchange Bank, Hampton,[
5. u.. as rouna -y my V&&LU-at4
aade at your request, on December
.8, and having special reference to
he account of J. C. Langford, treas
[rer of Hampton county.
On dates September 18 to October
0. 1908, inelasire, his balance was
On October 21 to 22. 1908. inclu
ive. his balaice was 35 cents.
On Oetrber 24. 1908, his balance
This large increase was brought
bout by two deposits on th-e 24, as
One for $593.38-composed of two
hecks. makers not known,b ut both
One ior $17.670.79-composed of
hree cheeks, all drawn by J. C. Lang
ord, (whether personal or as treas
iter. not shown), on following:
L. Bank of Brunson, Brun
son, S. C... .. .. ......$15,841.93
. Exchange Banking and
Trust Company, Charles
ton, S. C... .. .. ...... 1,158.07
. Bank of Hampton,
Hampton, S. C. .......670.79
Total of desposit .. ..$17,670.79
Item 1 was forwarded October 24
:o Bank of Brunson for certification
and was returned October 27. '"re
Eused." and the treasurer's account
Item 2 was forwarded October 24
For collection and was received back
gTovember 2 "refused" and charged
to treasurer's account.
Item 3 was presented and paid.
The cashief says he had no suspi
-ion that either of the two refused or
inpaid checks deposited with him
were bad. He admits that ~other
-heeks previously so deposited had
Jeen returned unpaid, however.
A.mounts and dates not asked for by
The bank's books and records are
properly kept and in practical bal
ince. I made a full and complete ex
Giles L. Wilson,
State Bank Examiner.
Mr. Wilson adds:
('The bank now refuses deposits
from county treasurer and his bal
ance on December 17 was 31 cents."
Mr. Langford was a candidate for
reelection in the primary last summer,
but was defeated.
Case Growing Out of Dispensary Liti
gation Will Not Come.Up Until
Federal Supreme Court Has
Passed on the Xaster.
News and Courier.
Columbia, December 13.-Judge
P;itehard has postponed the hearing"
in the case of the Messrs. D. C. and
A. 'W. Ray, who were ordered to show
eause before the federal judge at
reenille on the 21st of this month
why they should not be ruled for coa
tempt of court. Inasmuch as the case
whih gave rise to this order is to
ome before the suprepte court of tire
[nited Statas within a short time,
Jdge Pritchard has decided ts post
pone the contempt hearing until April
0. 909. by which time the supreme
ourt will have passed on the matter.
Ihe contempt order grew out of the
rase brought by the Rays, one as peti
:ioner and the other as attorney, to
.iave the State supreme e- : issue a
nandamus requiring the dispensary
sommision to pay a claim which Mr.
D. C. Ray has purchased from a liquor
ouse, the case bringing squarely be
Fore the court the right of the dispen
sary commission to pay out money in
iolation of the previous injunction of
OLDIERS' HOME COMMISSION.
Daughters of the. Confedera.cy May
Be Asked to Furnish a Room.
Sews and Courier.
Columbia, Dec. 19.-Col. D. Card
~vell, chairman of the Soldiers' Home
'ommission, has written to Mrs. R.
D. Wright. State president of the
)aughters of the Confederacy, re
uesting her to submit to the differ
mt chapters of that organization the
roy f the Daughters of the
the rooms in the Home of Confeder
ate Veterans, which is now nearnig
completion. This suggesion is in line
with the plan adopted in other States,
which have these homes for the old
Gen. Cardwell writes as follows:
Columbia, S. C., Dec. 15, 1908.
Mrs. R.. D. Wright, President Unit
ed Daughters of the Confederacy,
Newberry, S. C.-Dear Madam: As
you are doubtless aware, I am the
chairman of the board of commission
ers of the Soldiers' Home of South
Carolina, and as such I recently visit
ed Richmond, Va., and Baltimore, Md.
to gather information as to how to
equip and conduct such an institu
tion. I gathered many points which
will aid the board in the matter.
One thing that I discovered was
that the ladies of Maryland had fur
nish-ed each room In the Home at
Pikesville and named it after some"
soldier. Now, it occurred to me that
there could be no better object pre
sented to the different chapters of
your order than this.
The Daughters have done a great
work; much of it of a general nature;
very little which concerned our own
State alojae. All that th-ey have done
is good, and' reflects credit upon the
order, yet, I can think of nothing yet
attempted or performed that appeals
to us as Carolinians as this. does.
What do you think of asking each
chapter to undertake to furnish each
room in the beautiful Home now near
ing completion on Belleview Farm
Columbia, naming the room so fur
nished after the chapter that furnish
ed it, or after some favorite soldier.
I would. like to hear from you on
Yours very truly,
D. Cardwell, Chairman.
WANTS TASTE OF HELL.
Condemned Criminal Dies Unrepen
ant, Wishing to Visit Lower Re
gions for a Special Purpose.
Charlot-te, N. C., Dec. 17.-Henry
Harvey, a negro, who was hanged at
Rockingham, N. C., today for mur
der repulsed the - ministers who ap
proached him this morning to admin
ister spiritual comfort, telling them
that he desired to go to hell for a spe
On -the march to the gallows a
chiken flew over the heads of t.he.
party and the condemned man ex
laimed laughingly: "Somebody catch
that chicken.'' Harvey% esrime was
the slaying of Huge Price, also color
ed, at Rockingham last summer. Both
the deceased and his murderer were
from Roanoke, Va.
PROMINENT JOUENALIST DIES.
Maj. Orlando Jay Smith, President
and General Manager of Ameri
can Press Associtionz, Pas
New York, Dec. 20.-Maj. Orlando
Jay Smith, president and general
manager of the American Press as
sociation since 1882, died at his home
in Dobbs Ferry tonight. Maj. Smith
had been ill since September, at which
time he was operated upon for cancer
of the stomach, but throughout his ill
ness he retained his interest in daily
Maj. Smith, founder and president
of the American Press association,
was a prominent figure in American
jurnalism for 40 years. As head of
the largest newspaper syndicate in
the United States he had relations
with publishers throughout the coun
try. Few men were better known in
the newspaper world.
Christmas at Lutheran Church,
Very beautiful and appropriate
Christmas exercises were held at the
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer on
Sunday evening at six o'clock. These
exercises were especially for +he chil
dren and they were thoroughly enjoy
ed not only by them but by all the
people present. Dr. Roy Z. Thomas
u-ave a very earnest and* applicable
talk for the occasion. There was a
very large congregation present, and
almost all the standing room was oc