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VOL XL-VI NO 2- NEWBE~RRY, S. 0.. TUESDA.Y. JANUARY 5. 1909. TIEAWE.$.0AYA
THE COUNTY orFICIALS.
Those Elected by The People Tak
Charge of Their Offices Today
Cuts of the New Officials.
Under a special Act of the legish
ture the new county officers who wer
eleeted by the people take charge o
their various positions today.
In this county Sheriff Buford an
L. I. FBAGLE.
Clerk of. Court Goggans were re-elel
ed, and there, of course, will be n
change in these two offices.
Superintendent of Education J. 1
Wheeler was also reelected and ther
will be no change in his office.
The offices of master and treasurE
are appointive offices and while thes
officers were nominated for the pos:
tiens in the primary, they will be a.
pointed when their present terms e
pire. Mr. H. H. Rikard as mastE
and Mr. John L. Epps as treasar
will success themselves.
In the office of auditor Mr. Eugen
S. Werts succeeds Mr. W. W.W. Cr-ome
This is an appointive office also. an
CUSTIS L. LELTZSET.
the new em:er wxill be appointed a:
Mr. Wer't- h: s been clerk and trea
urer of the it. eoun:il for the pa:
sev eral years,r<d prior to that wa
countyv supe: intenden.t of educatio
for :wo te :-ns. He~ received a ver
complimentar:; vote in the pri.mar
and defe:ated a most competent an
Coura Superimri J. Monrc'
Wicker is s; eeeedd tv Mr. L. L. Fe2
gle. C.-:te Commini-"mers W. -
ed b-: 2es.r. C. L. Letz and ]
L. C. T.TUiWNSTOX
pointive offices and will be filled for
mally after the meeting of the legis
Coroner F. M. Lindsay is succeead
ed by Mr. W. E. Felker, who will
take charge of the office today.
- We present in this connection the
e cuts of the new officers, Messrs. Fea- t
f gle, Livingston, Leitzsey, Felker, and tI
Werts. . tI
d Mr. Feagle is a native of this coun- ti
ty, having been born near Pomaria. t
He has enga.ed in farming and has 0
been eminently successful as a far
mer. He is full of energy and goes
into his office with tlc determinati-n 1
of making an efficient official and in
that effort will have the cooperation h
<>f the two members of his board,
Messrs. Leitzsey and Livingston.
EUG. S. WERTS.
The election of clerk and attorney
I will not be had until after the ap- ,
r pointmen.t of the two commissioners- b.
Mr. Felker is a young man, and ti
e the large vote which he received over t]
the Confederate veteran is evidence
U of the high regard in which he is held t(
by the people of the county. ti
The supervisor and his commission- 1
ers will find plenty of work to do and F
not mu.eh money with which to do It. Q
4 EENVILLE MERCHANT
KILLED BY HIS SON
Thomas Springfield Succumbs to s
Wound Inflicted by His Owvn b
Son-Testimony of Eye- t1
Greenville. Dee. 31.-Fr om a guan- e
shot wound infheIto.a by' ms~ 16-year
01(d son. T'iom'ias 'rscl a mer
C!b:mrt, dlied at hi' hiar'in the suba
field we "w h-. hi nin the dinng
gun whiule the young~er Sprmglid~~ 1i
wa.nl n (nnnr
t.lr .f' e'' to~- '\::n w:t his0
fiin theni fatal not. bee ti::
It s d ed15: s achabt L
Pitbr a 1.r.......n; arn-t- ,t
[TALY RECOVERING SLOWLY.
ing Wires Premier That Order is Wi
Being Restored-Italian Mon
archs Leave for Rome.
Rome, January 3.-Having done all 1
tat it was possible to do in the dis- ser
-ie.ts laid waste by the earthquake, ter
ie king and queen of Italy are re- hei
irning to Rome. They have spent sci<
ie last four days among the ruins tru
e Sicily and Calabria, the king di- eig
ecting the work of rescue and relief, re(
Id the queen ministering to the in- he
ired. There is a feeling of relief in kir
aly that their Majesties are coming of
The Ameeican ambassador, Lloyd th
Griscom. has appointed a commit- nig.
e of Americans to which will be en- tre
usted the work of utilizing the ei
onir from the United States to the
est advan.tage. sa
Both at Messina and Reggio the wa
Lards are havinz- difficulty in pro- wi1
?eting the survivors and the vast rel
easure in the ruined buildings from to
ands of thieves. It is reported that I
x Russian sailors have been shot by to
)ters at Messina, and that sixteen ati
riminals have been killed at the an,
ime place within the last twenty- Th
>r hoars. Six hundred persons en- an,
aged in pillaging have been arrested wa
ine yesterday. In an engagem-ent
t Reggio between the police and ban- ed
its two of the police were killed. thi
Reports still reach here of the con- re<
nuance of earth shocks. According s,t2
> these reports new shocks yasterday
Pellaro precipitated the entire po- ye
ulation into the sea, including both
ie dead and living victims of the I
rst quake. . ho
At Reggio the people are becoming h
ore calm, and aid to that city is now l4
eing systematically forwarded. Mili
iry zones have been established N,
Premier Giolitti today received a i
egrahpie dispa.tch from King Vie
r Emmanuel, dated Messina, say- M
ig that he would leave tonight for
ome. As to conditions 1n th earth- al
ake district. the king said: ,
"Today I visited the Clabrian coast
n.th1 of Reggio. I found Jellaro lit- lie
rally destroyed, but Melito seems to
ave been but slightly damaged.
"It has stopped raining. At Mes. as
na the muicipal archives were
urned. Troops are arriving and lit- ni
e by little order is being restored, ed
nd the publie services reestablished, at
"As I have seen the worst damag- t
a points and have arranged for the .thi
ork of rescue and as the wounded ati
equairing a,tteition are diminishinghi
numbers, I shall leave tonight for to]
~oe. With me come Minister of co
ane Mirabello and . Ex-Minister of "c
ublie Instruction Orlando. Ti
"I aai recommend to yo the isof
Lted villa.ges on the Calabrian coast."
Mr. Griscom, the American ambas-01
idor'. in order to be ready in case
is suggestion as to the manner of
>nducting the American relief work Yc
>r the eart-hquake sufferers is ae
pted, today selected a committee of'
mericans here, to which will be en
usted the work of carrying out his At
lans. Mr. Griseom himself will be
esidei) of the committee, and its U
ther members will be Geo. Page,
ea surer: Nelson Gay. secretary; ~
amuel Parrish, of New York:; Wmn.
noper, of Boston. and Lieut. Regi
id R. Belknap, naval- att:ache to the
I f Mr. Gr'?-com is provided with
150.000 t!:e commitR ee will be able dm
>charter a large ste:er,~ equp it tra
th nurses, doctors mnd supplies ofth
i kinds andm keep, it r.unnmil as a'fe
sapital and relief ship for two we eks p
etween the stri.eken cities int tuhe
)tia and chose points where refugees hn]
in be receivedi and accomimodated.
Itlians, who have heard of the
1:n of the American ambassa.dor, -i
rononnee it most praiseworthy. ily
Count Taverna, president of the n
alian Red Cross Society. to which la
:nbassador Griseom presented $70.- ah<
10 from the American Red Cross, am!~
pre(le the mo< grateful sent i- me
etst~ towardl A:nerica for the aid it
I f the beef trust al.o turned a ne~w talI
f' it was onily to nmak<> another en:- elt
rv to its credit.--Atlanta Constitu- Tt
fe of Alleged Tennessee Night Rid
er Admits She Swore Falsely
Tnion City, Tenn., Jan. 2.-As
ting that on the witness stand yes
day she had deliberately perjured
self for the defense and. con
mce-srtieken, desired to tell the
th, Mrs. Morris. wife of one of the
ht alleged night riders, asked to ba
alled today. Wade Morris swore
was present the nigh-t Capt. Ran
was killed and recognized som'a
the defendants. Mrs. Morris, his
eon the stand yesterday swore
it. her husband was at home that
Jht. She left th-e stand pale and
mbling and sent for the attorney
'I have done a creiat wrong,.' sh-e
d. "T have told a lie. My husband
s not at home that night. He was
:h the riders. I was forced by my
atives to testify as I did. I want
see my husband."
Her brother-in-law .tried to get her
leav the city with him, but the
;orney general ordered him away
I took Mrs. Morris to her husband.
e meeting of the young husband
: wife, separated since October 20.
s silent but pathetic.
kfter alibi witnesses had been call
today the attorney general asked
it Mrs. Morris be permitted to cor
t her testimony. She took the
nd and said:
'I was - persuaded to tell a lie
5terday on .the stand. I was told
Joe Hogg and Jack Long that un
s I swore that my husband was at
me that night the soldiers would
ng him. They also threatened me
i I was afraid, so I told this lie.
w, I want to tell the truth.''
rhe witness bore the taunts and
endoes of the defense's attor
s and the glares of the indicted
n patiently, but she was badly
htened, and often seemed on the
nt of collapsing. She declared the
orney general refused to listen to
until she had summoned some of
relatives to advise her.
Attempt to Kill Prosecutor.
nion City. Jan. 2.-An attempt to
;assinate Attorney General Cald
1 was made at 3.39 o'eIoek tonight
a his honra here. He was follow
from the depot by a man who shot
him twice as he neared his home.
ion City is not wvell lighted and as
man ran after firing the shot, tira
rney general could not identify
assailant. A lit.tle behind the at
nev was the local Associated Press
-espondent, who shot twice at the
uld-be murderer, but missed him.
e alarm was sounded and a cordon
soldiers and posse of citizens
trehedl the neighborhood, but with
A SAD ACCIDENT.
ug Son of Senator Graydon, of
Abbeville Accidently Shoots
Himself With Rifle.
With a 22-calibre bullest logded
newhere in his bra,in. Norwood,
10-year-old son of State Senator
N. Gravdon, of Abbeville, S. C.,
o)nly lives, but is p.srfectly con
us and apparently suffers no ser
:he lad. who was rushed to the
'sley Memorial hospital on Thurs
e afternoon's Seaboard Ail Line
in. was accident ally shot earlier in
dayV. wvhile a t.temp)ting~ to (limbo a
te in the vicinity of his home. A
-lor riflie which he carried, caught
the fence~ andw was dischargxed. the
let entering the child's right tern
['he wounded boy, accompanliedl by
tather, mother. b)rother, the famn
physician. Dir. J. C. Hill, and a
.:.boiirded .thie first train fo A-t
t. telegrams having been sent
ad to Dr. Henry Battey, of Rome,
1 Dr". Fl,vd M('Rae, of Atlanta. to
t the~ nrte~ at he hospital.
r-QlV t*i afa* arriving here
e N>rwood wxas carried to the hos
al and p1li-ed upon the operating
dle. where h~ woundl was gi--en
e er'mination he the nhvisicans.
was deided not to Probe for the
et. and t.herefore its place of
lodgement was not determined.
With Dr. Battey in charge of
little patient, tire party left Atla
early Saturday for Rome, where
necessary operation will be perfo
TEACHERS HEAR TTLT.MA2
Session Closed With Election of
ficers-Prof Tate, of Charlestoi
Columbia, January 1.-Presid
W. K. Tate, of Charleston. Vice pi
dents, Fdrst Congressional district
Gunter. Sacond, W. L. Bi-oo
Third, D. W. Daniel. Fourth, D.
Wallace. Fifth, J. W. Thonason. Si
Nathan Thomas. Seventh, A.
Banks. Corresponding secretary.
H. Jones. of Columbia. Recor
secretary, E. C. MeCants, of An
soln. Treasurer, C. V. Neuffer. of
lumbia. Member executive coin
tee. L. W. Diek. of Aiken.
With the election of th'e above
fieers the State Teachers,' Ass
tion tonlight closed the most sue
ful session in its history. Resolut
of thanks were introduced ment
ing the work of the office,rs and
Columbia organizations. as wel
the speakers, who had contribute
the success of the occasion.
A resolution was adopted sug
ing to the legislature the reestab
ment of the State Summer Sel
recommending that the term be n
four weeks. It was also resolved
it is the sense of the association
all teachers' examinations shoul
put in the care of the State boar
education, a resolution to this e:
being proposed by Mr. Swearinge
Address of Senator Tillman.
The address of the evening, w
preceded the business session, was
livered by Senator B. R. Tillman,
the hall of the house was crov
with an intelligent and cultured a
ence to hear the distinguished sp
er. The senator took issue squa
with tvo of the speakers he.
heard in the morning. Prof. ClaN
of Tennessee, and the Rev. C.
Weltner. of Columbia, and dev
his speech largely to argum
against compulsory education. ba
Ilhis objections to the propositioi
the presence of the negro. He bi
by asserting in effect that educa
is not an essential of good citizens
and cited the example of the
vcfuti.onary soldiers, who fough
the battle of King's Mountain,
many of whom could not read
write. He rather resented the s
tures on this State's illiteracy in
address of Prof. Claxton, and in
erussing the negro question referre
,leigth to the purpose of Prtoid
elect Taft, of whom ne spoke
friendly terms as a e,nt leman
break up the solid South by the
of patronage. He said that if
intention was successful. instea(
negtroes and sealawags in the leg
ture, we would have negroes and s
of our bank presidents and eo
mill presidents representing the
publican party. The Republican
ty, he declar'ed, was the black p:
and' the Democratic party the .w
party. He asked why not break up
solid North instead of the solid So
Taking up the question of comn
sorv education he urged that to e
pel under the law the 'negro munsi
given equal rights with the w
man,. and that this would mean
edneation of the negro to voth
Tn conceluding the senator prx
the efforts to enliirt t-he love
the bea.utiful in tihe school room.
There will be a meetinz of .the
tru'ns and all other persons inter
ed in .adnea tionl and good school
Johnustone sc*hool house on Fri<
J'nuary S, at 2.30 p. m. A full
tendance is desired.
J. B. Halfaere.
C'h. B3d. Trustee
i-nen. fl01*G.. Jan. 2.-News of
tejQo f, rem iIXar re:>ehed here todlay.
towr e-in'l has iposed a lic'ensi
.920.000) -on the sale of " near bee
The t . -- -merimented wit.h a i
000 license on locker clubs and its
q1ualified success led to the "'I
PLEASED IN SPITE OF IT
nta Newberry Ladies Enjoyed Visit to
the Anderson-Taken on Cars to
rm- Various Places of Interest.
Anderson Mail, Dec. 31.
r. The members of the delegation
here yesterday .representing the Civ
Of- ic association of Newberry enjoyed
1, the visit much in spite of the' bad
weather. The automobile ride which
had been planned for the afternoon
ent, had to ha dispensed with, and it was
-esi- even too muddy to ride in carriages,
L. but the cai -.pre used freely and a
ker. good many of the places of interest
D. in the city were visited. The party
xth, left on the 5 o'clock interurban as
R. far as Belton accompanied by Mrs.
W. Rufus Fant, Mrs. J. E. Breazeale,
ling Mayor J. L. Sherard and Mr. Rufus
der- Fant. In the Newberry party were
Co- Mrs. T" D. Wright, former president
mit- of the association, Mrs. E. M Evans,.
. Mrs. S. B. Aull and Mrs. E. H. Aull,
of- and Messrs. E. H. Aull, E. M. Evans,
>cia- and John B. Mayes.
ess- The ladies of the Newberry delega
ions tion were loud in their praise of the
101- work done by the Civic association
the here, and each said she could well im
l as agine the beauty of the city when the
I to weather is perfect, from the excel
lent showing made even on a day like
!est- yesterday. The ladies of the local
[ish- 'committee were much disappointed
1001, that the day should have turned out
iade so unpleasantly, but nevertheless ap
that preciated having the ladies and gen
that tlemen from Newberry here.
I be Mrs. E. H. Aull said she was more
d of than gratified at -the pretty little
eet park, the plaza on the square and
n. the beautiful shade trees and foun
tain at the rear of the court house.
hich She. felt sure the Newberry ladies
de- i had gained much by the visit here
and and appreciatetd the kindnesses shown
-ded by the committee from the Civic as
udi- sociation, the mayor and others in
eak- taking the party over the city.
rely The delegation left the city in the
had afternoon determined to take some
ton, necessary steps looking to the New
E- berry Beautiful. and to follow in a
oted way the advances already made by
euts the ladies of Anderson. The people
sin of Anderson are glad that they came
Oi and they regret only the disagreeable
!gar ness of the day.
tioni_ _ __ _ _ _
hp,IDeath of Mr. George Leonhirth.
tat Mr. Geo. Leonhirthi died at his
yet home in Helena January 4, 1909, at
ana 5 a. m. Hes\leaves a wife, two sons,
trie- and two daughters. who will greatly -
tire miss him. In his death the Lutheran
dis- Church of the Redeemer loses one of
a at her~ oldest and mo:.. faithful mnember.o.
ent- Mr. Leonhirth was~ born in Witten
in berg. Germany, in 1823. He* came to
to this country in 1850, and settled in
use Helena, where he built a home, and
this reared his family as a faithful And
of honored citizen of the State, and a
sla- Gohd-fearing man. He was a man of
omne faith, and of prayer, and God's name
ttoni was honored in his home. For years
Re-|he has bee.n an officer in his church.
par-|IHe was always present when duty
csl alled, and was willing -to give him
hite lself and his means freely to the cause
telthat was close to his heart.
uth. jHis life was quiet and unassuming,
pui-- and yet such that the world is bet
om ter off from the fact that he lived.
:le Many will fondly cherish his memory
hte The funeral services will b)e held inL
the Lbe Lutheran Chur'ch of the Redeem
er' this afternoon at ~3 o'clock. The
isea funeral pr'ocession will leave tihe resi
of deice at 2.:30. The interment will be
In Memory of U. J. Stuck.
pa.. U. J. Stuck was born near' Hope
est- station May' 24. 1864. and departed
at this mor'tal life near Newberry. S. C.,
lay. iDee. 15. 1908. at tihe age of 44 years,
at- 6 months, and 21 days. He was a
me.mb)er' of St. John'*s (Broad river)
E. L. congriegat ion, .and i:is body' now
3.sleeps in the cemetery of that
I hureh. His first wife was Miss
the iAlice Suber. who died in 1887, ieav
r1m.. jing six children. He is survived by
The his six children. an aged mother'. a
e of second wife, tgnet her with a large
r." e'cirele of other relatives and fr'iends.
10,- Peace b)e to his5 ashes and rest to
un- his soul.
iear Funeral services conducted by his
pastor. thoM Rev .TJ Sox.