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VOL XLVI NO. 17 NEWBERRY, S. C., Fi-IDAY. FEBRUARY 28, 1909. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
THE NEWS OF PROSPER~ITY..
Citizens Want Salary for Mayor-Old
Folks Day-Talking "Bonds"
Prosperity, Feb. 25.-Miss Della
Bowers made a week-end visit to Miss
Lizzie Dreher at Irmo.
Miss Lillie May Russell went to Co
lumbia Tuesday to be present at the
marriage of her aunt, Miss Nora
Mrs. Russell of Pendlet m
known among us Miss Anna Bach
man Aull, visited Mrs. A. G. Wise
and Miss Nannie Simpson' ast week.
Mr. and Mrs. Hollin Miller, of
Baltimore, Md., and Mr. Walter Mil
ler, of Newberry, were the guests of
their sister, Mrs. Lang Merchant, last
Be sure to come to the Merry
Maids' Minstrel on Friday evening of
this week. As before stated, most of
the songs are new and all the jokes
Messrs. Hart Kohn and Paul Fel
lers spent Sunday with the former's
Mrs. Louisa Cameron, of O'Nealls,
is at Mr. Brady Long's.
Miss Sudie May Boulware, of Ex
celsior, visited Miss Susie Langford
Mr. Alonzo Black has gon- north to
supplement 'his spring stock of goods
and to lay in a first class, stylish line
Miss Isoline Wyche went to Rock
Hill Friday to spend several days
with Miss Lula Craig.
Mr. Virgil Kohn went up to Ninety
Six on a visit last Saturday.
On Sunday last at noon at the resi
dence of Mr.'Berry Livingston, Miss
Daisy Werts and Mr. Hanan Kibler
were married by Rev. Mr. Kreps.
Miss Werts is the daughter of Mr.
Paul Werts. We extend our best of
good wishes to them.
Mr. Frank Schumpert went to At
Mrs. Hines and Miss Bell, of Cal
houn, Ga., are the guests of their sis
ter, Mrs. Ira Caldwell.
Mr. Fulmer, bookkeeper at the
Prosperity Bank, went to Columbia
to spend Washington's birthday.
The citizens of Prosperity held a
meeting at the auditorium on Tues
day evening. The following gentie
men- were elected as the executive
committee for the town election to be
held in April. Messrs. A. H. Haw
kins, A. M. Lester, T. A. Dominick.
They also -passed the Lollowing resolu
tions: That the mayor of the town
be paid $100 per annum and that lhe
shall try all cases; and that the pres
ent council pass the said resolutions.
The discussion of the $300,000 good
roads bonds for Newberry county is
'warming up '--to use a political term.
We hope it will succeed.
Mr. Maxcy Harmon has returned
from a visit to Lexington. You had
better come to the minstrel Friday
evening to hear first hand what the~
merry maids will have to say abot
you. The admission is only 15 and
25 cents. The proceeds go, a-' usual,
for benevolent purposes.
Mrs. Mollie Morgan, of Salem, Va.,
is. visiting -her niece, Mrs. Kreps.
Grac~e Sunday school has decided
to have another Old Folks' Day about
the third Sunday in May. Watch out
for the program a little latter, for it
will be even more interesting than it
has been formerly.
Mr. Clarence Wise, of Newberry,
and Mr. Birge Wise went to Saluda
Sunday to see Mr. Geo. Wise, who has
been very ill. We are glad to let't
that they found him improving.
Mr. ira Nates ran up from Colum
bia and spent several days of last
week with his home people.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carper, who
have been with Mr. Kreps' family'
for the past month, leave Monday
for their Virginia home, via Augus
ta. Mr. and Mrs. Carper have en
deard themselves to every one by
their charming ways. The former's
health has greatly improved since b&
ing here. Mrs. Kreps will accom
any them to Augusta.
Our old friend, Mr. L. C. Bolanid,
was shaking hands here Saturday.
Mrs. Jesse Hutchinson, of Green
ille is the guest of Mrs. L. A. Black.
NEWS OF BACHMAN CHAPEL.
Good Sunday School-Preaching at
Bachman Chapel, Feb. 25.--Well,
Mr. Editor, as it has been a good
whila since this community has been
represented through the .columns of
The Herald and News, I have about
concluded to venture out for the first
time to gather a few thoughts for the
public. And if this article is approv
ed by you I may be heard from again.
So if I ever venture out on either
side of any question pertaining to the
public interest of the people it shall
be on that side which I conceive to
represent truth, right and justice to
To all of those who are looking for
a plainer and better gospel sermon
than Dr. A. J. Bowers preached last
Sunday morning at Colony church,
are just out of the ark of safety.
If you want to be in a good live
Sunday school and always hear a good
sermon, plain and ful of spiritual
food, just come to Colony on the first
and third Sunday mornings. Sunday
school at 10.30 and preaching at elev
en o'clock. Come early as we wiil ba
glad to have you-in our Sunday school.
Mr. Edwin Epps, who is working
for the fire department in Columbia,
spent Friday and*Saturday nights at
his old home, returning to Co.imbia
Miss Cannie McCullough, from near
Whitmire, spent last week with her
sister, Mrs. G. S. Enlow.
Mrs. J. E. Long, who has been very
sick, is improving nicely now.
Rev. Ray Anderson will begin a
series of meetings in Cannon's Creek
church next Friday night, February
26th. The public is cordially invited
to attend these services. Rev. Ander
son is an excellent speaker and we
hope that he will succeed in doing
Miss Maud Melligan, of Atlanta,
Ga., is spending a while with Miss
What has become of our old St.
Philips correspondent? (better known
in this section as Governor.) Wake
up Governor and let us hear fromi
your country over there. Don't spend
all of your time with the ladies as you
know that there is a time for all
things, a time to court and also a
time to write. So comec to the front
Also our friend R. from the St
Paul's section. We haven 't heard
anything from you lately. Spur up
old friend give us the news oftener
from your country.
This community was very much
surprised last Sunday afternoon w'hen?
the news reached us of the marriage
of Mr. J. D. H. Kibler, of the Baoh
man Chapel section to Miss Dai1s3
Werts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.
P. Werts, of the Jolly Street section.
The ceremony was performed Sunday
afternoon about two o 'clock by Rev.
M. 0. J. Kreps, of Prosperity. We
extend our hearty congratulations to
the happy couple and wish for them
much happiness and success as they
journey along the path of life togeth
The grain crop has improved ye.y
much since the weather has been so
warm. It doesn 't really seem ilke
February .as you can see the trees
budding dut as if it were spring. Al
though we are not objecting to it at
all as we find it isn't a good idea to
wrry* about anything which we can't
There ihas been some improvements
recently in this section in the way of
building. E. L. Strauss has built a ten
ant house togther with improvements
on his dwelling and other houses. He
hs also built another chimney to his
D). W. Buzhardt has built a teant
house also other work on his dwelling.
J. 1). Quattlebaum has recently
built a work shop.
Mr. W. F. Enlow has built a dweiz
ing house which his son. G. S. Enlow
nd family occupy.
The outlook now is that there won'
be as much fertilizer used t1his spring
as was last. Now its t,he time to go
slow in the way of making debts, for
Iif we make less debts and cotton is
9 eents again- next fall it won't hurt
THE NEWS OF WHITMIRE.
Many People Coming and Going-:
Missionary Society-Miss Her
ring Marrie Mr. Gossett.
Whitmire, February 23.-Miss
Mary Watson, a charming young lady
of Greenwood, is visiting her brothers,
Messrs. Tom, Alpheus and William'
Mrs. Sallie Wham, of Lairens, vi.
ited Mrs. J. E. Cofield and Mrs. S.
A. Jeter a few days ago. Mrs. Wham
went from here to Chester to visit
Mrs. Laura. Grier Moffatt.
'Mrs. Tom Watson assembled the
Juvenile Missionary society at her
,home FIriday evening to open the
mite boxes. The boxes contained a
neat little sum, which reflected credi
tably upon the little ivorkers. The
happy boys and girls enjoyed them
selves for an hour or two. Mrs. Wat
son served -them delightful eake and
The Ladies' Foreign Missionary so
ciety met at the parsonage yesterday
evening. They. had thought of plan
ning a birthday party but upon open
ing their mite boxes found that they
contained the pledge of forty dollars.
They came away with happy hearts
and beaming faces and may this gift
bring the light of the gospel and hope
of immortality to some benighted
T.he skating rink has afforded
much pleasure for the young people
during the last month. It closed a few
nights ago with a pretty masquerade
ball at which' th-e following prizes
The first prize for the most grace
ful skater among the young ladies
was a handsome post card album
awarded Miss Lucile Metts. Mr. Metts
Fant was selected as the best skater
among the young men and was given
a box of eigars. Miss Ray Duckett
was acknowledged as best among the
children and given one dollar and
dear little Miss Sarah Fant won all
hearts with her funny masque and
received an elegant box of candy.
Messrs. John and Walter Ruff, of
Newberry, attended the masquerade
ball here last week. They visited the
school before returning home. They
are very much interested in educa
tion. Ask them if they enjoyed their
The lovers of music enjoyed them
selves at a musical given by the
"It'alian Boys" in the school auditor
ium Saturday evening. After the
musical the band consented to play
while the young peo-ple had a merry
time waltzing. Among the out of
town guests were Mr. and Mrs. James
Duncan and others.
At the residence of Mr. J. P. Her
ring on last Thursday evening, Mr.
Fred Gossett was married 'to Miss
Ruth Herring, Rev. Otis Jeffcoat of
ficiating. Tihe attendants were Mr.
H. Painter and Miss May Belle Sims,
Mr. Hugh Philips and Mrs. Laura Me
Millan. The bride wore a pretty dress
of white silk and carried a boquet of
naiden hair ferns and white hya
intlhs. The brides-maids were also
costumed in white. An elegant repast
was served to about seventy-five
guests. The next day a reception was
given at home of .Mr. Fred Gossett 's
parents. The happy couple left on
the three o'elock train for Chester to
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Jeffeoat spent a
pleasant day at Mr James MeCarley's
Misses Sallie and Lucile Metts have
returned from a visit to J. M. Suber.
Miss Ray Duekett went home Fri
day evening with her friend Miss Ma-'
Miss Gertrude Mathis was in town
R er. Isomn. of Greenville, is visit
in<r his da.ug'hter, Mrs. J. W. Hipp.
Misses Sarah and Cor'nelia Shan
non and Master Guy Shannon, spent
one nit2ht this week at Miss Ellioth
Messrs. Orville Suber and T. J.
Abrams were in town Saturday nignL
The Presbyterian congregation as
sembled in their pretty new c'huteh
Sunday morning and organized a
Sunday school. Mr. J. E. Yarbor'ough
was chosen superintendent: Mr.
Henry Miller secretary and treasurer,
ad Mr. Cunningham teacher of the
bible (chis5. Mesdames Wmn. Cn1e
man, J1. E. Yarborough, Sam Gary arid
Baner Herren will teach the chii
RILEY PENN IS DEAD.
Inquest Held;-Charges Stanmore
Langford With Firing Fatal
The negro, Riley Penn, who was
shot on Saturday night, m-ention of
which has been made in The Herald
and News, died Wednesday night
about 8.30 o'-eloek.
Coroner W. E. Felker impannelled
the following jury yesterday morn
ing: Edw. R. Hipp, Foreman, J. R.
Boozer, L. L. Lane, J. R. Eison, J. W.
Chappell, R. M. Caldwell, R. C. Boyl
ston, J. B. Morgan, S. G. Brown, C.
R. Wise, R. C. Riser, H. H. Abrams,
W. H. Shelley, J. P. Aldrich, who af
ter -hearing evidence rendered a ver
diet that death was caused by gun or
pistol shot wound in the hands of
Stanmore Langford. Solicitor Coop
er was represented at the inquest by
Mr. G. C..Sale, of the Newberry bar.
Mr. Cole. L. Blease and Mr. George
Johnstone have been retained to de
fend Mr. Langford.
Mr. Langford has not been arrest
ed but it is understood that -he will
surrender and application will be
made at once before Associate Justice
Gary at Abbeville for bail.'
It is a very unfortunate affair. The
old negro who was shot and who died
as a result of hos wound was one of
the old time darkies very respectful
Coroner Felker issued a warrant
for the arrest of young Langford and
placed it in the hands of Mr. C. G.
Blease, Magistrate Chappell's con
stable and who also acted as constable
for the coroner at the inquest.
The testimony as taken before the
coroner is given in full including the
dying statement of Penn.
Evidence Before Coroner.
Dr. P. G. Ellesor being duly sworn
says: I was called to see Riley Penn
on Saturday night between eight and
nine o'clock. He was at home with a
gun shot wound in his back. He was
partially dressed, I had him undress
ed, dressed his wound, and attended
him until he died. I understand he
died last night. -He died from effects
of wound in back. E, .had no other
disease that I know of, that is, wound
that I had covered with absorbent
I do not know of my own know
dege who shot Riley Penn.
I did not probe for ball. I could
not locate it from external examina
tion. I was first called Feb. 20, 1909.
P. G. Ellesor.
George Robinson sworn says: 1 and
Riley Penn was coming down street
Saturday night. When we got in
about 15 feet from corner of Jack
illiam's we met two boys. One boy
asked for match. I recognized one.
I told hini I did not have match. Riley
Penn said he has one. Hie reaches
him a match, as he reached out match
this boy pulled out pistol and waved
it aeross his face. I was just below
him. Penn says, "Well if you are
going to- that, I'll go home.'' Penn
stepped off about three steps from
him and he shot him in back, then lhe
hollered to me iwice afterwvards. I
told him I didn't have any. Then I
reached in pocket and tried to hand
him a pen]cil. Then he says, "'Go
ahead,'' and went on to corner and
Penn went on home. Then I turned
around and passed boys again and
went to Mr. Langford 's house and
told .him about i.t. He said lie ring
up for police and I said, ''Yes, sir,
and doctor, too.'' I went back, I1
reconized who it was. It was Mr.
Langford' yoangest son. I had left
him for sometime. I only know him
by his voice. I heard him all time I
was at Mr. Langford's house. I did
not know who o-:her boys was. This
other boy never said nothing at all.
Mr. Langford did t.he shooting. I
been knowing Mr. Stanmore Lang
ford for a year. It was pretty dark,
but it scared me so I didn't know his
face. The only way I know who it
was was by sound of voice.
I knew him when he was with po
ieman. The only wvay I knew who
it was. was by his voice. I recounized
vice but couldn 't remember his
na:ue at time of shot. The man thai
pulled out pistol just met us and ask
ed fur mateh, and pulled out pistol.
The man's voite I recoignized was
one fired shot. The other man nev
(1 said anyting. The policem.:n did
no tell me w.. ae L ad under arrest.
The same boy that was at Mr. Lea
vell's was one that was down at place.
I was close to policeman. I knew
the boy and voice too. I recognized
voice because the high language he
used. He was either drunk or play
Annie Belle Young sworn sa- As
I was going in by Mr. Leavell . jack
gate, Mr. Stanmore Langford was
standing up there. He come up to
me and caught hold of my arm, said
he was going to sh.>ot me. He shot
after that. I run around him and
dodged him. Got a loose and run. He
fell. He did not say anything about
shooting Riley Penn. There was no
'one with him. I cook for Mr. Wicker.
I was going from -cooking home. I
never met anybody afterwaxds. I
have been knowing Mr. Langford a
long time. I saw his pistol. He shot
at me. He had hold of my arm. I
did not see Riley Penn when shot was
Annie Belle X Young.
E. N. Austin sworn says: "I receiv
ed phone message from Mayor Lang
ford. I went to Mr. Leavell's gate
and found Stanmore Langford
drunk. I brought Stand down to his
home and put him under bond. I
found out after I got down there they
had phoned for doctor. I did not know
at that time t,here had been any shoot
ing. I put 'him under $50.00 bond.
Negro was at home with Doctors El
lesor and Stephenson when I saw him.
I know nothing of shooting. I did
not search Langford when I arrested
him. I didn't know who other young
man was with -him.
E. N. Austin.
Kirkland Wicker sworn says: I
was at shooting. I was with Stan
more Langford. We were walking
along and met two negroes. Stan
asked them for a match. One of
them looked in pocket, that is one that
was not shot. He said he did not have
any. Then he asked the other one
for a match. I told Stan to come on
lets go, I have a match. I had walk
ed three or four steps and turned
around and saw the flash of pistol.
Negro said "0, Lordy, I am shot."
Then both of them turned around and
come back to where we were. The
one that was,shot gave him two or
three matches, Stan turned around
and asked the other one if he had a
match. He looked in 'his vest pocket
and pulled out something. I don't
know whether it was a match or not.
Then I got Stan to leave.: The ne
groes walked on down street and we~
came on up. He got as far as their
house and I got hold of wire, that was
as far as I got him. I left him there
'nid went on up street.
I did not see pistol after shot. I
,d just 'turned around and saw flash
He asked for a match, that was all
that happened before shot. He came
afterwards and gav-e him two or three
matches. Kiefer and Olander Wick
er were with us t.hat night but not at
time of shot. All of us had been
drinking, but none drunk except Stan.
Could not walk by himself. We were
drinking corn whiskey. I had left
him when .he shot. Just as I turned
around pistol fired.
Kiefer Wicker sworn says: T was
no:t at shooting. Orlander Wicker
and my self had just left about four
minutes before. 'We were in front of
Dr. Gilder's big gate when we heard
the shot. I don't know how far off
Stan and they were. I left them at
Jack Gilliam 's corner. We did not
go back when we heard shot.
NE WBE RRY COUNTY.
I. Rilev Penn of the county and
State afo'resaid, who being duly
sworn says, that I believe that I am
"in extremis,'" i. e., I am going to die.
That on Saturday evening, Febru
ary 20th, 1909, I was coming from
towards town on my way home, and
that after I passed the residence of
Mr. R. Y. Leavell a young man askedI
me for a matc-h. this young man was
accompanied by another young man
who I did not know. When he ask
ed ine for' a matehi I .;aid. "'All right,
sir, here is one."' Then Mr. Stan
more Lanigfordl who asked for the
match sa':s "'Hurry up."' and whirl
edi his nist1 around. Then I said'
"All right, sir-' and gave to Mr.
Langford the match. Then I said "I
am going home." Then he shot me in
the back. Then I came on home un
Riley X Penn,
Sworn to before me this 23rd Feby.
W. E. Felker, (L. S.)
Coroner for Newberry County, S. C.
The coroner's jury returned the fol
lowing veridet: "That Riley Penn
came to his death by a gun or pistol
shot wound in the hands of Stanmore
LANGFORD GRANTED BAIL.
Chief Justice Pope Grants SUamore
Langford Bail In the Sum
Mr. Stanmore Langford surrender
ed late yesterday afternoon to Con
stable C. G. Blease, and through his
attorneys, Cole L. Blease and George
Johnstone, application was at once
made to Chief Justice Y. J. Pope for
bail. Justice Pope admitted Langford
to bail in the sum of $5000, and the
bond was given yesterday afternoon,
before the clerk of -court for his ap
pearance at the court of general ses
sions whieh convenes on the third
Monday of March.
On Friday morning Mrs. James Mc
Intosh entertained the Fortnightly
Club in a most entertaining manner,
there being several unique guessing
contests during the morning. Th-e hos
tess served* a most tempting salad
and sweet course to .her guests. Those
present were: Mesdames 0. McR.
Holmes, J. E. Norwood, W. G.- Hou
seal, L. W. Floyd, L. W. Jones, W.
H. Hunt, J. L. Bowles, E. M. Evans,
J. C. Harper, of Greenwood, H. H.
Sweets, of Louisville, Ky., J. T. May
es. and F. N. Martin.
Miss Bernice Martin, at her home
in East Main street, was the charm
ing hostess at a delightful affair on
the afternoon of Washington's birth
day, when she entertained the Bache
lr Maids. The -hours spent with her
were full of genuine pleasure, as she
had devised numerous plans for en
tertaining ,her guests, all of which
pertained to the spirit of the anni
versary of America 's first presiden't.
Those present were Misses Fannie
McCaughrin, Margaret Gibson, Mary
Carwile. Burton, Blanche Davidson,
Lucy McCaughrin, Jeanne Pelham,
Carolyn Cromer, Gertrude Carwile,
Mesdamnes R. M. Kennedy, John K.
Aull, J. C. Harper, I. H. Hunt, 0. B.
Cannon, F'. N. Martin, and HI. H.
Sweets. Miss Martin served a tempt
ing salad course.
T he young ladies missionary society
of the Lutheran Church of the Re
deemer gave a Japanese tea at the
home of Mrs. William Johnson on
Monday afternoon. Dainty refresh
ments were served by Misses Eliza
beth Dominick and Odalite John
son. These young ladeis were dress
ed as "Japs,'' and the table was ar
ranged in Japanese style. A very in
teresting musical program was car
ried out during the afternoon.
The Wednesda.y Afternoon Club
met with Miss Blanche Davidson on
the usual afternoon, and at this parti
ular time gave Mrs. John K. Aull a
kithen shower. Those present in ad
dition to the members were Misses
Hattie Leavell, Banna Neel. and
Marie Tompkins. Miss Davidson
served a salad course.
Two of the most charming enter
tainments given in Newberry during
the season were those of Miss Mary
Burtonl and Mrs. J. L. Bowles. Both
of which were given last week. Each
of these ladies invited a large num
her of their friends in the city, and
their lovely homes were beautifully
lrraged and t.he gracious hospital
ity shown by them to their large cir
le of guests will be one of the most
enjoyable memories of the present
Made from the long leaf pine. The
greatest remedy to present time. For
al at Mayes' Drug SLuie.