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GEN. R. R. HEMPHILL DEAD.
Editor, Scholar, Soldier, Has Passed
to the Great Beyond-Clerk of
the State Senate.
Abbeville Press and Banner.
Robert Reid Hemphill, editor of
the Abbeville Medium, after a long
illness, died at his home in the city of
Abbeville, December 28, 1908, in his
General Hemphill was a son of the
late Rev. W. R. Hemphill, D. D., who
was once pastor of Long Cane As
sociate Reformed Presbyterian
church from which position he resign
ed to become a professor in Erskine
eollege. Later on, in the 50's when
it was determined to make an effort
to 'endow that college. General Hemp
hill's father took the field in the in
terest of Erskine. and it was largely
through his efforts that the first en
downment was secured.
In 1859 General Hemphill was gra
duated from Erskine college at Due
West, bearing off the first honor of
In 1861 he went to the front and
served as volunteer aid on Gen. Bon
ham's staff at 1st Manassas. Immed
iately afterwards he enlisted as a pri
vate in Co. B. of 7th S. C. Reg., Col.
Brown commanding: on June 24,
1862, he was transferred to Co. G.
Orr's Rifles and was made Sergeant
After the war he was admitted to
the bar of South Carolina. He mov
ed to Texas and for a few years he
practiced his profession in Cleiburne
of that State.
Returning to Abbeville in 1868 he,
three years later, together with L.'s
brother, Mr. James Calvin Hemphill,
now of the News and Courier, com
meneed the publication of the Abbe
vile Medium in 1871, which news
paper is still published. From its
first issue it has been a power in
shaping thought and public opinion
in Abbeville county. His ability and
his political sagacity were recognized
and in 1876 he, together with Wil
liam K. Bradley, F. A. Connor, Wil
liam Hood, and T. L. Moore were
nomirated by the Democratic party
as candidates for the liouse of rep
resentatives in opposition to the Re
In the historic campaign of 1876
when the battle erv was "Hampton
and Home R.ule'' General Hemphil
took an active part, and he was a fac
tor in the redemption of the State'
from the rule of the negro and the
Kalien. The wildest excitement and the
greatest enthusiasm characterized
the campaign, in which the white
people won the victory by the slight
est margin. On the assembling of the
Slegislature in Columbia, he and others
of .the Democratic delegation from
Abbeville county were subjected to'
many tests of party loyalty and per
sonal courage. In each instance they
served\their county we.ll and acquit
ted themselves nobly. Their exper
Sience in the "Wallace House'' was
perhaps the most exciting incident to
which any legislature was ever sub
In th~e halls of the general assembly
there were sitting contesting delega
tions with two presiding officers,
while United States soldiers with
rifles and other equipment for war
took charge to prevent violence, if
not to defeit the Democrats, and it!
was only at the command of the mili
tarv that the Democrats withdrew'
from the house which was rightly
'Under direction of Governor*
Hampton all the threatened violence
wa-s avoided, and the Democrats were
finally victorious and returned to
the house. when the State was inth
hands of its rightful owners.
Mr. Hemphill remained ini the house
of representatives as a deigate ftomI
Abbeville county until 1886, whlen he
was elected to the senate. in~ which
latter body he sat until 1894.
In 1895. General Hemphill. F F.
Gary. W. C. McGowan, J. C. Klangh,
R. F. McCa-lan. and I. IL. M:CalIla
were elected from A bbeviL,he ounty
as members of the e:mnuPmiomi~ con
vention. He was chairman of com
mittee on printing and on constitu
tion, style and revision..
In the house of r.epresentatives ony
various committees, and in the seitate
he was chosen clerk. For twelve
years last past he has been c!erk of
the senate, and he was holding that
position at the time of his death.
Since 1876 General Hemphill ha.s
been active in all the political ques
tions that have interested either Ab
beville county or the State, and he
was a man of power among the peo
pe, many of whom were ardent ad
mirers, while there were many who
oppoyed the positions or the princi
ples whlieb lie advocated or advanced.
But in elections few men were more
fregnently on the winning side. He
seldom lost on appeal to the people.
Gneural Hemphill was a reader,
and having a retentive memory his
mind was a well-filled storehouse of
historical facts and notable incidents. Ne
He was, perhaps, more familiai
with the facts of the battles and oth
er important historical events of the
Confederate war than any man living
today. And he was one of the few Kr
men who could talk or write enter. ChI
tainingly of the great struggle. When as.
General Hemphill talked of the war, Ol
all were his listeners. When le eel
wrote on that subject, all read what the
he had to say.
In 1876 the Abbeville Rifles was by
organized with Gen. Hemphill as Mc
captain. It was one of the first mili- pro
tary organizations disbanded by M
Ohataberlain. It never gave up its to
In 1870, when in his young man- der
hood, he married the truest and the
best woman in the world, Miss Eu- ter
genia Brewton, of Spartanburg, S. C., Ch
and no woman was ever more active Pri
in promoting the happiness and the to
welfare of her husband and her chil
dren. To them were born a large Gr
family of sons'and daughters. res
It is the pleasure of the Press and,
Banner to testify to the fact that no hea
newspaper had a more honorable or a Br
more agreeable competition than has sp
been General Hemphill for all the me
long years of the past. flu
DR. J. K. GILDER, JR. cOD
Is Pleased With His Work in Cordo- Th
va, Argentine Republic-Letter to
To Dr. Wolling. ' an
Editor The Herala and News: So 1h
many have asked me about my young
riend, James Gilder, now in the far I
outh, that I bave thought it best to prc
ive to The H,!rald and News the fol- Rig
owing interesting letter received cob
From bim by the last ship. wa
And now a wurd of explanation. ron
Dr. Gilder is now in the Argentine '
Republic, Sout'i America, at a eity Cor
f 75,000 inhabitants called Cordo- and
va, far to the west, not very far from ma,
;he foot of the Andes mountains. The ma,
trip from New York takes 28 days, I
with a stop of one day in Rio, Brazil. Co
When he reached Buenos Aires he the
was received by my friend Dr. Me- Sli4
aughlin, pastor of the English- met
American church, in that city, and Chi
y him presented to Dr. Newbery, an pos
Bnglish dentist, at whose home he is me
2w living. With these -words of ex-'
-lanation 'I liand you the following, S.
J. W..Wolling. Con
Rev. Dr. J. W. Wollig, Newberry, Iabi
S. C.-My Dear Doctor: You must his,
plase pDardoni myl delay in writing 3
on. but while in Buenos Aires I was i
ontinually on the go, and sinee ar- eIo
iving in this city have been very Kn
aard at work. At present am living
with Dr. Newbery, and only get out abi
f the house about three times a for
eek to take a walk somewhere. He
has his offices in his home, which Sei
rakes things very convenient for
working. I like the doctor and Mrs. 3
ewbery very much, and they are Lul
very nice to me. Smi
He is the only dentist in the city 3.31
that amounts to anything, and of 'Re,
ourse has everything his own way in tio1
regard to practice and prices. This
is a nice. quiet city. entirely differ
nt from any-thing American. From 3
business stan,dpoint, though, T think' coy
that it offers a great opportunity. ter
It seems to be almost as natural *-e:
for me to be down here as in some hor
cite in the States. ber
Well, we had an awfully nice trip ing
coing down, but a bit tiresome.
"Rio'' is n. beautiful city. We enter
ed the harbor at sunrise and left at i
dark. One of the most beautiful Be
sights that I have ever seen was leav- ma
in that night. with the whole city 23,
illuminated. including battleships and Re
tle exposition grounds with a faint jma
o'itline of the big black mountains in tie
the skies. It was simnly beyond de- the
sriltioni. Also the day we were
there wi. n~ feast dar, and tile citx
wa<~ in holider attire. The exposi
ton was on' :ndf tile grounid were out 0'
nelr Sn2ear Loaf. at
I like this 'enantry better than Bra- ur
zil. thon2eh. 'a it li e nrO2ressive and
T lit-e P,'enoe *irc's ver' much. Tt
reminds one of' Paria.
.W the Rar. Dr. M4-Lo'ihlin sev -
oral timea. THe and his family were at
-erv nieo to me: went out to dine J.
with thenm one eve. They all ask to' Co
hA romembhered to von eand snoke so
niely of yon. Asked me all about
Wieh to thank von neain for all
vor kindmness..*which T'll never for- Iin
et If T eemn evor he of 'ieistanee t" Fa
voi dow-n here don 't fa'il to ask.
Wishing to be remembered to all
or family, and rewards and be. t TI
wishes to you and tr"stinyt to hea1
Yours very trulv.
wberry Commandery, Knights
Templar, Held Appropriate Ex
Iewberry Commandery. No. 6,
ights Templar, held its annual
rstmas observance. the KnigatB
embling in their asylum at noi
Christmas day. There was an ex
lent attendance of the members of
Ufter a few well-chosen remaiks
Eminent Commander Geo. S.
wer, the following sentiment waz
>posed to the Most Eminent Gran
ster, and was' later wired
Most Eminent Grand Mas
Henry Warren Rugz. Provi
tee. R. I:
'To our Most Eminent Grand Mas
Henry Warren Rugg. with
ristmas greetings: and may the
nee of Peace send down good will
"o this sentiment Most Eminent
mnd Master Rugg had sent as his
'To all Sir Knights, Greeting: My
rty good wishes go forth to the
>therhood of the Templa, as I re
md to another Oh ristmas senti
at. May the sweet and holy in
ences of this joyous season reach
hearts and affect the lives of the
stantly increasing membership .of
strong and prosperous order.
is may each Knight be prompted
a chivalric. service for the right
I to the cultivation and expression
that love to God and love to man
ch is the fulfilling of the highest
ninent Commander Mower th-en
posed the following sentiment to
ht Eminent Grand Commander Ja
T. Baron, and the sentiment
wired to Grand Commander Bar
'To our Right Eminent Grand
amander, Jacob T. Barron: Peace
happiness with fraternal Christ
greeting from Newberry Con
Tpon the invitation of Eminent
amander Mower, the prelate of
Commandery, the Rev. W. K.
-h. ma 3e a beautiful talk upon the
ming of Christmas and the tcue
istmas spirit. Prelate Sligh pro
ed the followig sentiment to Em
at Commander Mower:
To our Eminent Commander, Gao.
Nfower: Greeting and best wisaes
mn the Sir Knights of Newb6rry
amandery. No. 6. May the bless
influence of this joyous season~
ie in a full measure upon him and
inent Commander Mower 'feel
ly responded to this sentimrent,
~ing with the sentiment to the Sir
ghts of his Commandery:
'May the God of love and peace
de with you and yours hence
vices at Silver Street Luthe ran
'he Sunday school of Silver Street
;heran congregation will meet next
iday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock. At
) service will be conducted by the
-S. P. Koon. A cordial invits
1is extended to. all.
r. R. M. Pet tigrew,yof Abeville
nty. and Miss Maud Sligh, d angh
of Mr. H. M. Sligh, of Newberry,
-e married on Dedember 23. at the
ae of the hride 's father, in New
ry, the R v. A. H. Best officiat
r. Jno. R. Foster and Miss Annie
Ile Bickley were united in holy
trimony on Wednesday, Deembert
at Kinards circuit parsonage, the
v. D. P. Boyd officiating. The
n friends of the contractin;r par
3 wvish them mnuchl happiness in
ir journey through life together.
Union Meeting at 0O'Neall.
\ Union meeting will be held at
Reall on Friday. .January 1. 1909.
2 o 'clock. A falIl attendance is
c. Sam Moore.
omunion next Sund:ay mornin.g
Colonv. Preachimr br Predident
H. Harms, of Newherry college,
Ilection for synod.
A. J. Bowers.
A styp to-dyn.
Eas cured itch magically for others
Newerry a.nd will cure for vou
r sale at*
Mayes' Drug Store.
ESPASS NOTICE-All persom
ire warned not to hunt or trespass
n any manner upon tihe lands ol
JT C. L.it-nav
What is iome
Don'tsay, "can't afford an ORGAN or
We will make yuu able, granting from
one to three years to pay for one
W~e supply the -,Sweet'Toned. Durable
Organs and Pianos, at the lowest prices
consistent w ith quality.
co rite at once for Catalogues, Prices
and Tcrns, to the old E-stabl1shed
Malone's Music House,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
FOR SALE-One second hand engine
and boiler. For terms apply to
M. A. Ham,
-tf Prosperity, S. C.
SOLID GOLD LOCKETS $4.00 up.
Daniels & Williamson.
1 15 horse power International Gas
oline engine almost new.
1 12 horse power Steam engine, the
Tozer make on scidds.
1 Flouring Mill with all fixtures.
1 good brood family mare; 10 years
old, in fold from Caughman Bros.
blooded Kentucky horse.
Will sell any or all of the above
property down at unheard of prices.
Call and see me at Little Mountain,
A. N. Baland.
F. R, HUNTER
& W K.SLIGH,
Bought and Sold
Store Room on Main
street, now occupied
by R. J. Watts.
Seven Room Cottage
on Main street.
Six Room Cottage on
Seven Room R es i
dence on Johnston e
Rooms in Herald 'and
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
ICOUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
IN COMMON PLEAS COURT.
Mary A. Spehl, Plaintiff,
Theodore H. Spehl, et. al., Defend
By virtue of an order of Court
herein, I will sell at public auction at
Newberry Court House, S. C., within
the legal hours of sale, on salesday
in January. 1909, towit, on Monday,
Jan. 4th, all that tract, parcel or lot
of land lying and being situate in
the county of Newberry and State
aforesaid, about one and one-fourth
miles east of the Town of Newberry,
S. C., formerly known as the Home
Place of Theodore Spehl, now de
eeased, containing five and two-thirds
acres, more or less, and bounded by
the continuation of Main street on
ie northwest, by the continuation of
Boundary street on the southeast, by
street of the northeast,
bv lots of Nat Gist. R. C. May
bin and Mrs. Hattie Bradley .on the
southwest, being the greater portion
Iof that tract of seven and one-half
(7 1-2) acres conveyed by Frances
. Johnstone to Theodore Speht. as
shown by deed which !s recorded in
Deed Book No. 4, page 392.
Terms of sale: One half cash and
one half on a credit of twelve m'onths,
with interest from the day of sale at
the rate of S per ebnt per annum.
credit portion to be secured by note
of the purchaser and mortgage of the
premises sold, with an insurance po
iey of the dwelling assigned to -the
master: with leave to each purchaser
to anticipate the credit portion in
whole or pat nnrcaer to pay
:for papers, recording of mortgage
and for insurance policy.
The above five and two-thirds acres
will be sold in two or more lots, plats
of which will be exhibited on the day
H. H. Rikard.
Master's Office, Dec. 9. 1908.
TAX ASSESSMENT FOR 1909.
Notice is hereby given that the of
fice of County Auditor will be open
from the 1st day of January to the
20th day of February, 1909, for the
purpose of receiving returns of tax
able property for fiscal year com
mencing January 1st. The following
named places will also be attended as
required by law:
At Whitmire, Monday, Jan. 11th.
At Maybinton, Tuesday, Jan. 12th.
At Glymphville, Wednesday, Jan.
At Walton, Thursday, Jan. 14th.
At Pomaria, Friday, Jan. 15th.
At Jolly Street, Monday, Jan. 18th.
At Little Mountain, Tuesday, Jan.
,At O'Neall, Wednesday, Jan. 20th.
At St. Lukes, Thursday, Jan. 21st.
At Prosperity, Friday and Satur
day, Jan. 22nd and 23rd.
At Longshore, Monday, Jan# 25th.
At Chappells, Tuesday, Jan. 26th.
The law requires a tax on all mort
tgages, moneys, and credits, also on
incomes over. and above $2500.00
All male citizens between the ages
of 21 and 60 years (except those in
capable of earning a support) are lia
ble to poll tax.
There shall be assessed on each
dog a capitation tax of 50 cents.
Dogs not returned for taxation are
not held to be property of this State.
Be careful to note each transfer of
real estate since last return.
W. W. Cromer,
Auditor Newberry County.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
In Court of Common Pleas.
P. N. Boozer, Plaintiff,
Grace Goodman, Ira Tribble and
Sula Goodman, Defendant:.
By an order of the Court herein I
will sell to the highe ;. bidder before
the Court E'sse a.t Ntwberry S. fr.,
within the legal hoi:3 of salk, on
Monday, salesday, January the 4th,
1909, all that tract of ia id lying and
being situate in Newheriy County,
State of South Car:)!ina, containing
one hundredi and3 ten (110) acies,
more less, aad ',aided by lan'b of
A. A. Madden, Betty GooJwin. M. E.
Moore and other land1s of Mary E.
Terms of SaLa. O)ne-third (1-3)
ash and the hah i' e on a credit of
one and two years, the credit portion
of the purchase money to be secured
by a bond of the purchaser and a
mortgage of the premises sold. Pur
ehaser shall have the privilige of pay
ing all cash. Purchaser to pay for
papers and recording same.
H. H. Rikard,
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
Court of Common Pleas.
Laura C. Nichols as administ.ratrix
of Benjamin F. Nichols, deceased, and
individually, Luke M. Nickols, W.
Hampton and ~Willie E. Nichols,
Daisv P. Hawkins. Bessie D. Lake,
The Prosperity Stock Comyany, The
Bank of Prosperity, G'eo. E. Hawkins
and A. Hayne Hawkins, as partners,
doing business under the firm name
and style of Hawkins Brothers, De
By an order of the court herein I
will sell to the highest bidder before
the Court House at Newberry. S. C.,
within the legal ho'irs, on salesday in
January. 1909. same being 4th day of
said month, the one-third (1-3) inter
est in all that tract of land lying and
being situate in the County of New
berry, State aforesaid. containing six
acres, more or less, better known as
the mill tract, including the building,
machinery and other mill fixtures
thereon, said interest belonging to the
estate of Benjamin F. Nichols. de
ceased, and bounded by the two hun
dred and twelve acre tract of the
estate of B. F. Nichols. lands of N. E.
Taylor, J. W. Boozer, and Wicker.
Terms of sale cash.
Purchaser to pay for papers.
H. H. Rikard,
At the same time and place we willH
sell the other (2-3) two-thtirds inter
est in said mill tract, building, ma
hinery and mill fixtures above de
sribed. Terms of sale cash. Purchas
er to pay for papers.
N. E. Taylor.
Jas. W. Boozer.
ARD WAR E