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DANCED WITH LaFAYETTE.
Montgomery's Oldest Resident Was
Born in South Carolina.
A breath of the old, old South is
one -a memcry of the- pioneer days
'4hen the nation was young, when La
Fayette trod the ininuette in Mont
gomery to the plaudits of long gone
5 generations. has vanished-the leng
thened span of a beautiful life passes
from the vision of the world in the
death of Montgomery's oldest resi
'dent, Mrs. James Fountain.
At 1.05 o'clock Tuesday morning,
at the residence of her son-in-law, on
Madison avenue, Mrs. Fountain died,
after an illness of a week. From the
inception of the. last indisposition it
was recognized as serious, and when,
at midnight Monday, she lost eon
sciousness, all hope of her recovery
was given up.
Mrs. James Fountain was reverent
ly known to practically -every resi
dent of long standing of Montgomery.
A reminder of the stateliness of an
other century she has lived among
them as far back as they can remem
ber, and there is not one but who suf
fers a personal loss, but who realizes
that something is gone from Ae life
It was long ago, in the spring of
1813, when a. ehild -was born to James
and Susan Thompson, the first of
their union. at Wellington, S. C. To
th,e aboriginal world, just awakening
from the spell of barbarity, Luncin
da Susan Thompson thus came, and
it was through such that she journey
ed in 1819 with her parents to the
roughly formed oasis in the wilder
ness, the New Philadelphia th-at is
Comes to Montgomery.
In a rude log cabin the family set
tied, situated on a spot that now
marks the course of Madison avenue,
and it was here, and at a subsequent
residence on Dexter avenue, that Lu
cinda Thompson lived to see Mont
gomery arise, house after house,
from the settlement in the clearing
to the city of today. It was here,.and
within a short radius, that she has
lived 95 .years, married to James
Fountain, reared children, lived to
see them grow into men and women,
lived to see her grandchildren, and
- their ehildren after them, toddle as
infants, grow into adolescence and
tiren to maturity.
During her early life -in Montgom
ery. she received an .education, ae
cording to the advantages of early
Alabama. And it was just after her
school days, which she left behind at
the age of 12, that one of the dearest
of her recollections found slfape, her
part in the ball given to the Marquis
LaFayette upon the occasion of his
visit to Montgomery in 1826.
It was at an old tavern on what is
now the corner of Tallapoosa and'
Commerce streets that the great ev
ent occurred, and at the ball Lucinda
,Thompson served as flower girl.
fWhen the Sons of the American Re
volution 30 years afterwards in the
hall of the house of represen.tatives
on Capitol hill,unveiled a bronze tab
let commemorating t.he visit of the
noble Frenehman and patriot, Mrs.
JamesFountain, the Lucinda Thomp
so f1826,. was present, and was
accorded a tribute that was not over
shadowed by the patriotic enthusiasm
that greeted the recollections of La
In 1837 Luneinda Thompson was
married to James Fountain, a maker
of carriages. The couple settled with
in a short distance of Mrs. Foun
Vain's youthful home where they liv
ed, with the exception of short trips,
for many years. Mr. Fountain died
During her married life Mrs.
Fountain passed through an exis
tence that smaeks of the most in
tense romance. Through the tragedy
of near-by Indian wars, in which her
husband played a proininent part,
-through the period of .the secession
and the War Betwveen the States
the course Zf her life conducted her.
The last war was espec*ially- fruitfuT
in exeitement to her with the rest of
IMontgomery 's residents. and many
j drventures she would rehate during
Ther life of the o(enrrences in whieli
she and her relatives fi'n:-ed duri!9.
the strugle w'thin the nation. Since
the war her life has been one of renlm.
an existence for her family and her
Three children of James and Mrs.
Fountain attained maturity-Henry.
SAnnie and George Fountain. George.
as a young man. was killed near Leto
hatchie. while huntig. the others liv
ing to rear children. Miss Annie
Fountain was married in 1361 to B.
lived. 'Mrs. Annie Fontaini Wa
burn died neirly 30 y-ears ago.
Her Surviving Relatives.
Her son-in-law, B. M. Washburn,
. W. Crist and Mrzs. T. B. Shackle
frd :md Baldw in Was,hburn of Lit
goinery. and Mrs. J. H. Boyd of La
't :3 o'clock Wednesdav afternn
tie funeral of ALrs. Fountain will be
held from the Washburn residence on
M:di.n! avenue. Rev. 0. C. Mc(hee,
pastir of the Court Street hurbh
whieh Mrs. Fountain had been a memii
ber almost since her earliest recol
lection. will officiate. The interment
lwil! be made in tli Fountain plot in
Oakwood cemetery. one of the oldet
in that historie re:etery.
COMMSSIONERS OF PUBLIC
Newberry. S. C.. Jan. 1, 1909.
To the Honorable Mayor and Couneii,
Newberrv, S. C.-Gentlemen:
The Commissioners of Publie
Works of Newberry, S. C.. would re
speetfully submit the following re
port, from January 1, 1908, to Jan
uary 1, 1909. covering t.he past twelve
January 1, 1908
Cash in bank........$ 2,674.36
City installment due from
Jan. 1. 1907, with inter
est.. .... .. ....... 1.123.50
Coupon on water & lights
bonds. $1000.00 ........ 60.00
Coupons on sewage bonds.
$3000.00 .. .. .. ... .. 13.00
July 1, 1908
Interest.. ............. 78.27
Interest on R. R. bonds.
$3300.00 .. .. .. ....... 224.00
Interest on School District
No. 14 Prosperity city
bonds, $2500.00 .. .... ... 150.00
Jan. 1, 1909
Coupon water & lights.
$1000.00 .. .. .. .. .... 60.00
Coupons sewage bonds.
$3000.00 ............ 135.00
Interest .............. 82.45
By purch.ase of eity
2nds at 105
1-2 .. . .$ 3,165.00
at 101 .......$1515.00
Expense of tele
graph & tele
phone. .. . ... ...1.60 $4681.60
Cash in bank ...........40.96
2 water &. li.;hts city
bonds ea $500.00.....$ 1,000.00
railroad bonds, 8 of
$100.00, 1 cf $500.00,
2 of $1000.00.... ...3,300.00
3 Newberry city sewage
bonds ea.t $1000.00 ... 3,000.00
5 bonds of school district
No. 14, town of Pros
perity ea $500.00 .. ..2,300.00
3 eity Columbia bonds ea
$1000.00 .. ...........3,000.00
2 city Charleston bonds ea
500.00 and $1000.00. 1,500.00
Sinking fund installment
due by city Jan. 1, 1908,
with accured interest ..1,184.00
Sinking fund inst.allment
due by city Jan. 1, 1909 1,050.00
Accrued interest on bonds
of school district No. 14
since July 1, 1908 .... 75.00
Accrued interest on town
ship bonds from June 1,
1908. including bond No.
28 .... .... ........176.74
Cash in bank.. .. ........40.96
Newberry Towns hip Bond, No. 28,
u:nder the refunding Act, has its leg
ality 'questioned. The matter has
been referred to Attorney F. H. Dom
in.ick, but has not been reported up
on byv him. T1he face value of this
bond and accrued interest amountV te
The annual appropriation of $1,
050.00. with the interest on the Sink
ing Fund aesets. no0W alpproXmmaZltes
$2.000.00 per yea. anfd wVih each
veer's~ acen1mulationsl added. inicrease,
pases. Andm your board hopes to bq
the j42.000.00~ bond issue, due in 19,37,
by the twenty year elause, wvhich will
cnable the city to redeem this issue of
bonds in 1917.
All of which is respectfully sub
C. .E. Summer,
WV. F. Ewart,
Commissioners of the Board of Pub
[ Prosperity, will be en terta:ine b)
1Miss Edna Fellers on Wednesday af
tenoon at 4 o 'clock.
I Registered Cow, 8
within 3 months.
2 Registered Heifers,
I Reist;ered Heifer, 8
2 Cows corning 4 yearc
5 Heifers coming 3 yE
calf, soon to freshen.
1 Heifr coming 3 yea
I Heifer coming 3 yea
I Registered Bull, "R
old, awarded Blue Ribb(
State Fair 1926, and Bli
South Ca-rolin1; State Fa
Parties desiring gooc
wLlI to cail soon.
Advertised Letters. i
Let.:ers remaining in Postoffice at
Newberry, S. C., for week ending e
Jan. 2nd, 1908:
Jezsie Bryon, Miss Ollie Burchers. c
Mr. Frank Clark. Mrs. Sallie Clark. i
L. G. Griffin. Nance Gore. J
Mr. Willie Jones.
Mrs. Chris Longshore.
Miss Mary Martin, Miss Ora Mab- N
Mrs. Priscilla Robinson. 0
Mr. C. L. Ruff, Mr. Hattie Ruff. a
Mr. and Mrs. Ruff Werly, Miss! t
Emandia Williams. R
All persons calling for these lettels
will please say that they were adver
C. J. Pureell, P. M. G
Mrs. J. B. 'Campbell Buried.
Rock Hill, January 1.-The mon
tal remains of Mrs. J. B. Campbell,
whose death occurred at the home of x
her son-in-law. Mr'. J. E. Reid, of this a
city, on Wednesday morning, were b
laid to res.t in Laurelwood Cemetery
today at noon, the Rev. Mr. Mills, of
St. John's M. E. church conducting
the services. Mrs. Campbell has been
ill for som'etime, but the end came 0
quite suddenly, and was a great 0
shock to -the relatives and hosts oft
friends who mourn this noble Chris-- e
Mrs Campbell was Elizabeth Er-s
vinia Richardson, a member of a
prormen.t Sumter family. She was r
in her 70th year. 1
She was first married to Mr. J. T.
Davis, and some years after his death s
she became the wife of the late Rev.
IJ. B. Campbell, of the South Carolina
conference of the Methodist church.
Srviving her are the children by theh
second marriage, all of whom were
present at the fun1eral. They are:
The Rev. J. A. Campbell, of the
South Carolina Conference: Mrs. F.
W. Hill, and Mrs. Wmn. Hill, of
Greenville: Mrs. W. N. Wallace, of
Beaufort: Mr. Jno. S. Campbell. of,
Columbia: Mrs. J. Ed. Reid and Miss
Julia 'Campbell, of this city.
Mrs. Campbell was the wife of the
late Rev. J. B. Campbell. who served
the Methiodi;t church here as pastor 2
a number of years ago. and who was
later presiding elder of this, the
Mr. G. I. C. McWhirter Dead.
Th follwin noic re ofI the deaith 2
if Mr. (. I. '. Mc.Whirlir. fornmer
!v of Newherr'v. butI later a resident
- dne-s by Mr. M 'eWhiirter's many
i onp. Jano. :2.--M-\r. G eo'rg.e I. ('.
ao mouved to .J< iesville- and more X3
litt erly to a new 30meW near Buffalo e
in this county, d?ed at the latter '
place y -terday morning about 11 j
For several months Mr. MeWhir- a
ter ha d been in very poor' health and
cly recently returned from Georgia.
were (1 h:l gone for medlic(aT trear
onI inl he school' of the county. Hie
years old, to freshen
ld fufl b'ood, in calf.
ars old, full blood, in
rs old, half Jersey and
rs old, half Jersey and
Daring Fox", 3 years
yn (1st Premium) Georgia
ae Ribbon (Ist Premium)
rich milchers will do
hant, which busines he continued in
,ewberrv for a long while. In the
arly part of 1907 he .took an interest
i the J. L. McWhirter Sons company
f Jonesville. Later he sold out this
In 1875 he was ma-rried to Miss
While a resident of Newberry,
-here lie lived for 31 years, Mr. Me
Vhirter was alderman in that city
nd was also a steward in the Meth
dist church .there and was an active
nd consecrated church worker. For
ree years he served as one of the
Aldiers fighting for the defense of
Mr. MeWhirter is survived by sev
ral brothers, some of whom live in
-orgia, andc his wife, who during the
ast few months has experienced so
iany great and serious trials as to
icit .the deepest sympathy of a wide
ricde of friends and acquaintances,
ie having lost a stepnieee, Mrs. R. H.
Felch, who to her was the same as
da.ughter, Mr. Stout Noland, her
rother, and now her husband.
To Move to Columbia.
Mr. R. C. Williams has decided to
pen a furniture business in the city
E Columbia and will leave Newberry
e first of February. He will, how
~e, continue his Newberry store un
1 he is able to close out, one of his
mns remaining here in charge.
Mr. Williams has been in Newber
v for quite a number of years a-nd
as been eminently successful in the
arniture business and is a good, sub
bantial citizen. The Herald and
ews regrets his removal to Colum
ia and wishes for him the same
~easure of success that has -attended
is efforts in Newberry.
Mean maximum, 52.2.
Mean minimum, 39.2.
Maximum, 74; date, 17th.
Minimum.: 29; date, 9th.
Greates daily range, 34.
Tot.al. 3.49 inches.
Greatest in 24 hours. 2.29; date 21
Number of Days.
With .01 inch or more prcipita
on. 8; elear-. 10: partly eloady, 11:
Killing frost. 3 5. 9, 10, 1.. 13. 14.
Sees Mother Grow Young.
"TIt wouIld he hard to overzt:It the
-nelehang2e inmy otesic
me began to use Electric Bitters,'
vites Mrs. W. L. Gilpatrick of Dan
.th. Me. '"Althongh past 70 sine
ems really to be growing young
gain. She suffered untold misery
oro dyspepsia for twventy years.
. last she could1( neitter eat. drink
or''sleep. D)octorH 'grve 1her up1 and
!! renmedie- t'ailed till Electri1e Bit
rean1'., e-ure liver and kidney trou
lee, induce slee.p. impart strength
nd appetite. Only 50e at WV. E.
'enh m & Sons, Newberrv. S. C.
WILL BE HEA
FISH and (
F R E S H]
We have bought out t
'ish business and will
)ysters in season. W
Phone orders. No. 26
L. M. PLA
WE STOP 1
P LUMBING, TINNIN
STEAM and HOT
218 College St.
NE A TL
M E A T S
he late Jas. F. Todd's
keep Fresh Fish and
'ill be pleased to fill
YER & CO.
9 and GUTTERING
NEWBERRY, S. C.