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The Movements of Many People
Newberrians and Those Who
Mrs. S. A. Jeter has returned from
a visit to Kingstree, S. C.
Mrs. Annie B. Russell and two chil
dren, of Pendleton, are visiting Mrs.
Russell 's brother, Mr. S. B. Aull.
Mr. W. B. Aull, of Pendleton, made
a short visit to his brother, Mr. S. B.
Aull, and other relatives in Newber
ry the first of the week.
Miss Daisy Davies, of Atlanta, is
the guest of Mrs. J. W. Humbert. She
delivered a very interesting address
at Central Methodist church last
Mr. J. N. Bell, who has been pro
prietor of the Bee Hive in Newberry
for some months, leaves this week
for Charlotte, N. C. He .will hereafter
go on the road as a travelling sales
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
The Rev. J. D. Bowles, of Coronaca,
preached at Mayer Memorial Luther
an church on Sunday morning.
The Rev. L. L. Bedenbaugh, of Co
lumbia, preached at O 'Neall Metho
dist church on Sunday morning. In
the evening he preached at Mollohon.
The Ladies Aid society of the
Church of the' Redeemer will meet
Tuesday afternoon a.t four o'clock
with Mrs. Leland Summer.
There will be a meeting of the An
ti-Tuberculosis League this afternoon,
Tuesday, at 4.30 o'clock, in the rooms
of the chamber of commerce. The
public is invited .to be present.
The primary and junor teachers'
union have changed -their hour of
meeting from four o'clock until four
thirty. Members will please take no
The Rev. Edwa.rd Fulenwider
preached at Clemson college on Sun
day. President J. Henry Harms, of
Newbery college, preached at the
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.
A 'regular meeting of the Civic asso
ciation will be held in the rooms of
e chamber of commerce on Wednes
day afternoon at 4.30 o'clock. A full
attendance of the members is request
Central Epworth league will meat
on Thursday night of. this week, in
stead of at the regular time on Fri
day night. The hour is now 7:43. The
evening has been changed so as not to
conflict with the entertainment which
is to be given by .the Bachelor Maids
on Friday .evening.
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'The Fortnightly Club was most
eharmingly entertained on Tuesday
e.fternoon by Mrs. Lambert Jones.
There, was an entertaining reading
from Stoddard 's lectures on "Scot
land,'' and an interesting discussion
of carrent events. Mrs. Jones served
a delicious salad course to the fol
lowing ladies: Mesdames 0. McR.
Holmes, J. E. Norwood, S. B. Aull,
T. C. Pool, S. C. Holbrook, S. B. Aull,
W. H. Carwile, Ja-mes McIntosh, W.
G. Houseal, and B. R. Martin.
There was a very enjoyable dance
Friday night at the Crotwell Ho
tel. An Italian band furnished the
music and to its soft melody the fol
lowing couples passed the happy
hours away: Miss Camile Evans with
B. F. Massey, Miss Carrie Pool with
Mr. Robert Holmes; Miss Lulie Hunt
with Mr. P. F. Gilder; Miss Ethel
Bowers with Mr. .S. R. Jones; Miss
Florence Bowman with Mr. F. R. Fel
lers; Miss Lalla Rook Simmons with
Mr. T. C. Duncan; Miss Adeline John
stone with Mr. H. 'T. Renwick; Miss
Pauline Perry with Mr. E. M. Evans,
Jr.; Miss Ruth Perry with Mr. J. W.
Robertson; Miss Vanessa Williams
with Mr. H. G. Goggans; Miss Annie
Harms with Mr. Fr-azer Evans; Miss
Pamela Moore with Mr. W. B. Wal
lace; Miss Bessie Gilder with Mr. J.
C. Wilson; Miss Maud Langford
with Mr. L. G. Eskridge; Miss Sallie
Belle Buford with Mr. T. L. Hill;
Miss Louise Brown, of Kinards, with
Dr. T. H. Pope. Stags: Messrs. T.
Q. Boozer, Guy Brown, J. C. Gog
gans, Jr., J. R. Fair, J. L. Aull, R,us
sell Tidmarsh, and J. A. Burton, Jr.
Chaperonies: Mr. and Mrs. P. E.
Mrs. George Johinstone entertain
ed a number of young people on Wed
nesday night in compliment to Miss
Pamela Moore, of Columbia. She had
a guessing contest at which Miss Lalla
Rook Simmons won the first prize
and Mr. Connor Duncan, the consola
COUNTY GOVERNMENT BILL.
Bill Introduced in General Assembly
by Delegation From Newber
A Bill to Provide a More Efficient
System of Building Bridges, Im
proving Ferries, and Working Pub
lic Roads in Newberry County, and
to Provide for its Enforcement.
Be it enacted by the General As
sembly u" the State of South Caro
Section 1. That from and after the
approval of this Act all persons re
siding in Newberry county, who are
liable to road duty, shall perform six
days service on the public highways
of said county each year .under the
direction of the supervisor and coun
ty commissioners, or an overseer ap
pointed by the supervisor, or in lieu
thereof shall pay a tax of two dol
lars, payable at the same time and in
the same manner as is now provided
for the payment of State and county
taxes; and all moneys received from
this source shall be used by the sup
ervisox and county commissioners for
the improvement of the roads in the
districts where the money is derived.
See. 2. There shall be levied upon
all the property, both personal and
real, in Newberry county, a special
tax of one mill to be used exclusively
for the maintenance of public high
ways, bridges and ferries in said coun
ty, which said tax shall be entered by
the county auditor upon the county,
duplicate and collected by the county
treasurer at the same time and in the
same manner as other taxes are now
collected: Provided, That in case said
county shall hereafter vote a bond is
sue for the improvement of roads
then the levy provided for in See
tion 2, of this Act, of one mill, shall
cease and be void.
See. 3. The funds arising from
taxes provided for in Sections 1 and 2
of this Act shall be used upon the
public highways in the said eounty, so
as to secure an equitable distribution
of work on the highways in each
township of the said county, having
due regard to the condition of such
Sec. 4. The supervisor and county
commissioners are hereby authorized
to make such suitable and reasonable
agreement with the owners of land
over which any rural free delivery
mail routes may be established and
to maintain and improve said road as
a rural free delivery mail route,
whether said road be formally or per
manently opened as a public 'highway
or not, so long as it is used for rural
Sec. 5. The supervisor and the
county commissioners are hereby re
quired to use the~ecounty chaingang in
permanently improving the public
highways and bridges in said county,
at places where the highways at cer
tain seasons of the year become to all
practicable purposes almost impassa
ble. having due regard to an equi:ta
ble distribution of that work in the
Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the
supervisor and the county commis
sioners, or any person having charge
of road improvement in said county
to give each highway a proper and
sufficient drainage, and any person
who shall obstruct any ditch or cul
vert, and thereby prevent the proper
drainage of any highway, by plowing
into the same,-or by any manner of
obstruction, shall be guilty of a mis
demeanor, and upon convietion there
of shall be fined not less than five
dollars, nor more than twenty dollars
for each offense, or imprisoned for
not less .than ten days, nor more than
twenty days; and it is hereby made
the special duty of the supervisor to
strictly enforce this section of this
Act, as well as all others.
Sec. 7. The provisions of this Act
are. in addition .to, and exclusive of,
all other provisons now provided by
law for the improvement of roads,
bridges and ferries in said county, and
all existing laws;, relating to the work
ing of highways shall remain in force
in said county, except so far as modi
fied by the provisions of this Act.
Sec. 8. If in addition to the regul
ar road force, hired labor is employed
for th'e improvement of public high
ways in said county, it shall be done
at such times a.s will work the least
inconvenience to the farmers, and to
the working of crops in said county,
giving preference to the months of
January and February. and the
months of July and August for such
work by hired labor whenever i.t is at
Sec. 9. It shall be the duty of the
supervisor and the county comission
ers to enforce 'the provisions of this
Ast, and all other Acts which are of
force in Newberry county for the im
provem'ent of roads, bridges and fer
ries, and for any neglect or refusal
they shall be deemed guilty of a mis
demeanor and shall be punished by
fine of not less than five dollars nor
more than twenty dollars for each
neglect or refusal to perform such
duty. It -shall be the duty of the
grand inry at each session of the
cour. in said county to make special
inquiry as .to the manner in which the
provisons of this Act and othet Acts
relating to highways have been car
iied out by the several officars charg
ed therewith, and of the foremaii to
institute all prosecutions for any neg
lcet and failure of any of said offi.!ers,
and while so engaged to receive the
one compensation now all.)red or
attending the sessions of thi: conrt.
See. 10. Any person liab.e t, road
duty in said county and wli has not
paid his commutation tax, and who
fails or refuses to do so when order
ed to work the requisite number of
days provided for in :this A et, shall
be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor
and shall be punished by fine of not
less than five dollars nor more than
ten dollars for each neglect or re
fusal, or be required to work upon the
chaingang for not less than five days
nor more than ten days, for each neg
lect or refusal.
See. 11. That the county treasurer
of said county is hereby authorized
and emp.owered to borrow, upon the
faith and credit of said county, a
sum or sums of money to pay, in ad
vance of the collection of the tax
therefor, for the improvemeit of
roads, bridges and ferries, and as se
curity for the -repayment of said loan
or loans with interest, to pledge the
taxes to be collected from the one
mill tax provided for in this Act: Pro
vided, That ,the amount borrowed in
any year for said purpose shall not
exceed the tav levy therefor for that
year, and that the rate of interest
shall not exceed per centum
See. 12. All revenue arising under
the provisons of this Act shall be col
116ted by the county treasurer and
credited to the account of roads;
bridges and ferries, and shall be dis
bursed by him upon the warrant of
the county supervisor, countersigned
by the clerk of the county board of
MOCK COURT TRIAL.
Breach of Promise Case to be Tried
In Court House on Friday Ev
ening,. February 12.
The mock court trial to be given un
der the auspices of the Bachelor
Maids, in the new court house, on
Friday evening, February 12, promis
es .to be an event of unusual interest.
Judging from newspaper reports of
similar entertainments conducted by
the present management, it would
seem to be one of the most amusing
things now offered for public pat-ron
It will be, in the first place, an ex
act. reproduction of a court scene in
methods and procedure, and on this
account will be extremely interesting
to ladies and others who have never
attended a real trial..
Best of all will be the refined fun
of the whole affair. With W. H.
Hunt, Esq., presiding over the court,
Mrs. R. D. Wright appearing as the
broken-hearted plaintiff, Prof. Chas.
Kicklighter as the defendant. Col.
Newton prosecuting the case, and Dr.
G. B. Cromer. 'defending the accused,
to say nothing of the brilliant array
of court officers, witnesses and jurors,
it is pretty certain there will be all
the comedy and reality of a court
scene, and enough wholesome fun to
last a whole year.
Indeed, it is predicted by those in
position to know that, from the open
ing of the court until the close of the
case, the audience will be kept key
ed'up to the point of convulsions by
the uniqre proceedings.
Wit, pathos, eloquence, laughable
lcal hits and vagaries will be drawn
without stint to keep up the current
As an entertainment of innocent
fun, conducted with mock dignity and
without the shade of offense to refin
ed tastes, the mock court trial will be
an event of unusual interest.
County Auditor Werts' Position.
County Auditor Eugene S. Werts.
when seen yesterday in regard to his
action against County Supervisor
Feagle, said that personally either of
the rooms would be acepetable to him
as an office, but thatt the small room
set apart for him is entirely unsuit
able for his work, and that t-he vault
therein will not hold the books used
in his office, which any one can read-'
ily see upon investigation. He said
that 'his proceedings are stwo-fold;
first, to preserve the books and rec
ords of his office, which are the pro
prty of the county of Newberry;
and, secondly, for the convenience of
t-he men and women who are compell
ed to visit 'his officee for the purpose
of making their returns, neither of
which could be brought about if lie
should be forced into the smaller
room, and that he hoped that the pub
li before forming an opinion, would
hear the facts or mnvestiznte for
themselves, and he is satisfied thait
their opinion will be that he is act
ing f'or their best interests.
I APPEAL ABAB'DONED.
John Mitchell, Colored, Will go to Co
lumbia Today to Serve Life Sen
tence in Penitentiary.
Clerk of Court Jno. C. Goggans
yesterday received notice from
Messrs. Blease & Dominick, attorneys,
that the appeal in the case of John
Mitchell, colored, convicted of mur
der with recommendation to mercy,
had been abandoned, and Mitchell
will be carried to Columbia. today by
Sheiiff Buford ,to begin service of his
sentence of life imprisonment in the
Mitchell was convieted at the No
vember. 1908, term of the court of
sessions for Newberry county, Judge
Memminger presiding. He was charg
ed with murder in the killing of Hub
Livingston, colored, on Mr. P. C.
Smith's place, near the Laurens line,
in December, 1907. The case grew
out of a gambling party, a number of
negroes being engaged in a game of
"skin." The deceased lived on Mr.
P. C. Smith's place and the defendant
on Mr. Robert Livingston's place.
THE SLIGHs OFFICE.
A Communication From "Patron" In
Regard to Petition to Discon
tinue Post Office.
Editor Herald and News: Some
months ago the Columbia, Newberry
and Laurens Raliroad company made
desperate efforts to blot out our lit
tle town and have it cease forever
more as a passenger and freight sta
tion, but our citizens went up against
it, and not only did. they save the sta
tion but, after being gently advised
by the supreme court of South Caro
lina, the railroad company has put in
additional side :tracks, and built a pas
senger shed. The shed of course is a
poor thing, but is better than nothing.
Searcely had this died away and
the pulse of our citizens became nor
mal, when, like a bolt of thunder
from the western skies on a hot sum
mer day. we looked up and perceived
another gun trained on us. The tar
et .this time, as could clearly be seen,
was the post office. Behind this gun
we see some three or four dissatisfied
persons, who some months ago had
asked the post office department to
change Route No. 2 so as to come by
their homes. The department sent an
inspector to investigate the matter,
who promptly and without much cere
mony turned down their request, de
laring the roads were not fit for pigs
to travel, much less rural carriers.
For some reason or other these peo
ple got it in their craniums( and deep,
too) that the postmaster was the
cause and the sole eause of their re
quest being turned down. Not be
lieving what he told them, they look
ed about and took several off-hand
shots at him, but their aim was p'er
and they missed .the mark.
Finding they could not succeed at
this thev cast about for some other
plan. "A capital idea! We will
convince Uncle Sam that the post of
fice at Slighs is a nuisance and have
him to discontinue same and supply
this territory with routes from Pros
erity. This will knock Mr. Postmas
ter out of that great big fat salary
we know he is drawing. Great Scott!
it will tickle us to death.'' As a
mattter of fact, the postmaster had
advised these parties how to secure
the desired change, and had impress
ed it on their minds, that they would
never get it unless thev improved
their roads. But it seems they thought
Carrier No. 2 would soon purchase an
air ship, and he could come through
nieelv and would save them all .this
Now a few words to the people of
Route No. 2 from Slighis. The parties
ir sulating this petition, (part of
them, at least) are not patrons of
Slighs post offie. T-hey have no righ,t
to ask that it be discountinued. The
nost office department has never said
they were going to discontinue it, re
gardless of what they tell you .to the
contrary. When you sign their peti
tion vou are asking the department to
discontine this office -and have your
mail sent you from another.
The p)ost office department, if we
understand correctly, looks at the
rural carrier business in this light:
It should not concern you from what
office your mail comes. Uncle Sam
pays the carriers to bring it to your
doors. If you wish your mail to come
to an officee otherwise than we pro
vide, then it's up to you to get same
as best you can. Your route is weak
and' getting wveaker every year. it
seems. Your roads are bad and get
ting worse, and it 's our humble opin
ion if you stir up Uncle Sam on this
Ster' your rouite will be di.seontinu
ed and von will g.et your mail at vouir
choice office at your OWn expense.
We have given you the facts as best
we could; we have nothing more ito
say. It's now up to you.
JUDGE JAMES M. CROSSON.
Former Newberrian, Now of Texas,
Once Editor of Newberry Sentin
el, Predecessor of Herald
Mr. Editor: You requested me a
few days ago to give you a sketch of
Judge James M. Crosson, of Texas.
JUDGE J. M. CROSSON.
As I have known him since his boy
hood I take pleasure in doing so.
Judge Crosson was born on the
12th day of May, 1824, in a house
which stood where the Mower corner
now is, and he lived there during his
youth and early manhood. He was
regarded as an amiable and very
bright boy. He early entered the
South Carolina college and graduat
ed with honor. In a few days he will
have reached his 85th mile-post, the
result of being temperate in all
things. After graduating he studied
law with Mr. Thos. H. Pope, a leading
lawyer of that day, -and the father of
Chief Justice Pope. He married Miss
Helen James, a neice of Mr. Pope, who
must have been a most amiable and
excellent lady, as I have heard a
a school mate and intimate
friend of hers say a few years ago
that she was V most unsophisticat
ed and truthfui person she ever knew.
She and her husband lived together in
great harmcny -for more than fifty
Judge Crosson bid fair to become
an eminent lawyer in Sou.th Carolina,
when he took the western fever, about
1836, and emigrated to Texas, where
he seems to have been very successful
as a lawyer.
VIe was a Union man and thought
Secession to be unwise. However,
when Texas seceded he raised a com
pany and served on both sides of the
Mississippi river from the beginning
to the end..
After the wir he was made State's
attorney (solicitor), but when the
State was invaded by the carpet-bag
gers he was turned out. But when
these filthy varmints were expelled
from the Sta:te he was made a judge.
He told me that his law partner
once said to him: "Crosson you are
a good lawyer but you have no money
sense."' which Crosson said was a
fact. He seems to have been like
nearly all lawyers and cultured peo
ple, indifferent about wealth only so
far as it conduces to comfort and
It is the uneducated and ignorant
that love money for its own sake, as
a rule.. The wise and intelligent
stand above money and regard it
with contempt, only as it serves the
progress and development of good.
One of Judge Crosson 's strongest
pints was his power as a public
speaker. He spoke with great fluency,
was theatrical and at times tragic in
his manner. He had studied under
t-he famous orator, William C. Pres
ton, who was president of the South
Carolina college during Crosson 's col
Jim Crosson was always bouyant,
and full of life, gay and sprightly,
seemed fond of everybody; conse
quently he was a favorite wvith all the
people, men and women.
S. G. Welch.
SEE the odds and end sale at
Mayes' Book Store.
LOST-One Elk watch fob. Reward
if returned to this office.
2t T. E. Wicker.
Silk elastic and colored beltings one
cent an inch at
Anderson 10c. Co.
VAETINES at Mayes' Book Store
from one cent up to two dollars.
White Lined Enamel Ware. Large
shipment just in.
Anderson 10c. Co.
ON NEXT THURSDAY every 13th
estomer gets a present at
Mayes' Book Store.
R.EMEMBER I have a large assort
ment of valentines.
Mayes' Book Store.
Reported by 0. McR. Holmes.
Good Middling ..........9 1-2
Strict Middling..........9 3
Middling .................9 1
(Corrected by Nat Gist.)
Good Middling ..........9 1-2
Strict Middling ..........9 3-8
Middling ............... 1-4
I CENT A WORD.
No advertisement taken for
less than 25 cents.
SALESMAN WANTED-To look af
ter our interest in Newberry and
adjacent counties. Salary or com
mission. Address The Harvey Oil
Co., Celveland, Ohio. it
ILarge shipment yellow ware, milk
bowls, butter jars, tea pots, etc.
Anderson 10c. Co.
DR. MELDEAU'S office hou'rs are be
to twelve-thirty mornings; three to
six afternoons. Calls over 'phone 96
will receive prompt attention d
or night. 3t
Belts, Belting, Combs, Hair Rats, Cuff
Pins, Hat Pins, Barretts, etc. Ship
ment just in at
Anderson 10c. Co.
SEE the bargain counters at
Mayes' Book Store.
Dr. F. D. Mower.
Dr. W. E. Pelham, Jr.
Office Hours: 8:30 to 9:30.
12:00 to 1:00.
7:00 to 8:00.
Microscopic examination made. of
faeces, urine, suptum, blood, etc..
Office next to National Bank. Office
'phone 276. 2t
White wash belting by the yard.
Anderson 10c. Co...
75c JARDANIERS for 45e this. week.
The J. L. Bowles Co.,
1316 and 1318 Main St.
HIDES WANTED-J. C. Sample, old
dispensary stand. tf
THE JEWELL STOVES are the best,
cooks quick and saves wood. The J.
L. Bowles Co., 1316 and 1318 Main
STANDARD AND NEW HOICB
sewing machines at great bargains.
The J. L. Bowles Co., 1316 and 1318
FOR UP-TO-DATE furnitu-re and
house furnishings we will save youn
money. The J. L. Bowles Co.,.
1316 and 1318 Main St.
PURCELL & SCOTT will be pleased
to see their old customers and to
have new one: in their new anid
commodious store rooms in the posti
PURCELL & SCOTT are now in
. their new and commodious store
rooms in the post office block, and
are better prepared to serve their
Icustomers than before.
WE ARE NOW oceupying two store
rooms in the post office building
where we hope to serve all our old
customers and many new ones. Call
and see us.
date -Pureell & seott
J. W. WHITE, Newberry 's ul to
daeand compete.nt plumber g
Iantees perfect satisfaction in
Iwork entrusted to him.
J. W. WHITE is prepared to give en
business that is required to be done
FOR NICE pork chops and steaks
J. C. Sample, old dispensary stand.
'PHONE 261 FOR FISH AND
PANSY PLANTS FOR SALE-Well
grown, choice varieties. Phone 37.
McHardy Mower. 2t
FOR RENT-5-room cottage within
one block of post office. Apply to
E. N. Austin.
FOR RENT-A nice cottage on Col
legt street near the new court
house. Apply to William John
CALL on J. W. White if youi care to
have first class plumbing done.
WANTED-A partner, either active
or silent, in a good paying business,
with $1300 to $2,000. Will pay 25
per cent and good salary. Addrew
BRndners, care Herald an4 News.