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The Movements of Many People
Newberrians and Those Who
Miss Sue Dean, of Laurens, ,is visit
ing in the city for a few days.
Miss Grace Jones, of Asheville. is
visiting Mrs. T. C. Pool.
Mrs. C. C. Feaitherstone, of Laur
ens, -and Mrs. J. D. Pitts, of Black
ville, are visiting Mrs. F. Z. Wilson.
Capt. E. P. Matthews who was in
jured a short time ago was able 'to be
out yesterday and his friends were
glad to see 'him in the city.
Mr. Willie Yonee came home from
Newberry college Monday to visit his
mother who has been quite ill for sev
eral days.-Johnston News Monitor,
Mr. Walter W. Colton, the clever
and genial reporter and manager of
the Union Progress, was in Newberry
on Wednesday and Thursday of this
week, shaking hands with his old
friends. Mr. Colton is tn, of the
most popular newspaper men in th-e
upper part of the State.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
The Ladies Aid Society of the Lu
therain Church -of the Redeemer will
meet Tuesday afternoon at ~four
o'clock -with Mrs. J.- T. Mayes.
The anual celebration of the lit
erary societies of Newberry college
wilil take place in the opera house
Mr. W. H. Lominack has just re
eeired a shipment of fine Tennessee
cattle, and will now be able to furnish
his customers with the very best beef
that the market has ever known.
Miss Dora Mann returned yester
day from a visit to her sister, Mrs.
Summerfield, in Baltimore. While
norq she also purchaped the spring
millin-erv for the store of her father,
Mr. Jos. Mann.
THE AMUS-U THEATRE.
Will be Opened on Monday, Mareh 22
at Old Lyric Stand In Main
I wish to nnounce to the 'public
that on Monday, March 22, I will
open the Amus-UJ Theatre at the old
Lyric stand. Do'ors open from 3 to
6.30 anid 7.30 to 10.30.
Ibis building has been .thoroughly
cleaned and repaiin'ted. Naw scenery
aind in every detail sanitary, and a
oordial 'invitation is extended to the
ladies anld chikdren as I will give the
most high-class and ref ined vaude
ville 'that: can be procured. New fac
es will be .seen on ' Moni .ys and
Thusdays, miak*ing a complete change
of vaudeville twice a week. Moving
pictures w'il1 be changed daily, giving
the people first-class pictures.
I wish to impress upon the ladies
the 'feet t'hat tihey will not in 'the
least subjeet -themselves to embrass
mnent by att.endi'ng 'this theatre, as I
urm extremnely partienlar and exercise
the greatest oa're in 'the selection of
ear pictures anid acts, and positively
wil~l not 'aP!o!w an act or' picture to be
produced in this 'house t.hat would
be offending tio ladcies of modesty and
The public is doubtless under the
impreson :that I will ran -this thea
'tre on the same plan as the former
ones -hav'e been, but such is not thie
case. I intend to give the people of
Newberoy a nice clean, moral and re
fined pleee of amusement, sa with
'the support of the people of New
berry I am sure that I can make a
suceess of it.
All ladies and children will be ad
mitted free oni March 22, the day of
open:i-n. Doni't forget the daite. Mon
dIa.y. M'areh 22, and 'the starting of
I intended getting cuts of the
vaudeville for first performance, but
owing 'to somnie misfon'tane I failed to
get them in 'time for this issue.
I 'also wish to aniounce tha:t I will
have Mr. Ca'rl Davenport, a well
kncw~n -theatrical man of Columbia,
to sing llusti'ated songs for the open
Wishing to, see you all out, I am
you-rs to pleas~e,
. The Amas-U Theatre,
. ? R. L. Epting, Mgr.
(. Choral Class.
Mrs. Roy- Z. Thomas' choral cless
is in training for a brilliant little
opera "PNulihe'' by Oharlie Gab
riel, to be given in the opera house.
Friday eveniing, April 2nd.
The cast of eharacters includes ev
ery member of the choral class. The
choruses of over fifty voices from
among -the young people of the city.
are u'nusually bright and attractive.
This not being a mercenary affalir.
popular priees alone will be chiarged
in order to meet expenses.
THE SESSIONS COURT.
Adjouirnment Reached Yesterday
Considerable Amount of Busi
ness Disposed Of.
The general sessions court. Judge
Geo. E. Prince presidhig, adjourned
yesterday afternoon. The petit juries
had been discharged yesterday morn
ing, but the court was int session for
several houxs afterwards waiting on
the final presentment of the grand
While a number of cases were con
tinued on account of the sickness of
defendants and for other reasons
which made continuances necessary,
a oonsiderable amount of business
was disposed of. The Langford case
was continued on account of the ab
sence of Col. George Jouh:nstone.
The report in the -a:t SlAiae of The
Herald and News close I with the
statement that J. S. 'oxler, white,
was being tried for disposing of p-n
perty under lien, th-e alleged lien in
question being he'ld !by Counts Bro
thers, of Pomaria. Late Monday af
ternoon the jury returned a verdict of
guilty with a recommendation to the
mercy of the court. He was sentenc
ed to pay a fine of $60 or to serve
Convicted of Manslaughter.
Love Singley alias Lou Singley, col
ored, was placed on trial on Monday
afteronoi charged with murder in the
killing of her father-in-law, Lang Sin
gley, on Mrs. N. R. Lester's place, on
last Saturday night a week ago. A
full account of this killing, including
the testimony taken at the coroner's
jinquest, was published in The Herald
and News last week. It appeared
from the testimo)ny developed on the
trial that Lang Singley and Bella, the
woman he had been living with, had
separated, and Bella had taken her
clothes to the house where Burr Sin
ley, who was Lang Singley's son, and
Lou Singley, Burr's wife, lived, and
put them in the loft. On Saturday
night when the killing occurred old
man Lwang had gone to his son's,
Burr's, house to get the clothes which
Bella had left there. Burr testified
that"the had gone up into the loft to
get the clothes for his father when he
heard the gun fire. He said that Lou
V:1d Lang h!ad been in good humor be
fore the shooting and that Lou cried
all night about it afterwards. Robert
Singley, Lou's son, and Gus Singley,
another grandson of old man Lang
but not a son of Lou, were the princi
pal witnesses for the -State, Robert
being about eight and Gus about six
years of age. Gus said that after
Burr went up in the loft old man Lang
swung on the joists to go up in thne
loft, and Lou warned him if he broke
anything on a table in the room that
she would shoot him; that old man
Lang broke something and Lou shoL.
He said that Lou also told old man
Lang that she had not told Bella to
bring the clothes there, and that
Lang couldn't take them away until
Bella came next morning to see about,
it. Robert said he wasn't looking at
his mother when she shot and he did
n 't remember what was said. Sheriff
Buford testified that the defendant
had told him that she told Lang he
couldn't get the clothes until Bella
came, to which Lang replied he must
have them, and she told shim if he
broke anything she would kill him,
but that she did not intend to kill
him, only intending to scare him. Lou
said she had got upon a chair and got
the gun and was trying to unbreech it
to see if there was anything in it,
when the gun was accidentally fired.
She said she was getting the gun
simply to scare old man Lang, and
first wanted to see if there was any
thing in it. She did not see Lang,
she said, at the time the gu fired.
The defendant was represented by
Schumpert and Holloway.
.The case was given to the jury og
Tuesday morning, and after deliberat
ing several hours the jury returned a
verdict of guilty of manslaughter,
with recommendation to mercy. The
lightest sentence was imposed-two
Mistrial In Dispensary Case.
John Garlington, a negro who lives
on Mr. James H. Johnson 's place, in
No. 7, was tried on Tuesday charged
with violating the dispensary law. V.
P. Wor.kman, chief of police at Pros
perity, said 'he and Mr. J. W. Donaid
got a quart from Garlington and paid
him a dollar for it. Mr. Donald said
it was his (Donald's) whiskey that he
had given Garlington to keep for him
until lie called foQr it to give to a man
from whom he had borrowed a quar t,
and that he and Workman simply
went and called for the quart and did
not .pay Garlington anything. The de
fendant was represented by Messrs.
Blease & Dominick.
After the jury had remained out
until late in the afternoon without
reaching an agreement Judge Prince
rdered a mistrial.
Pleas of Guilty.
Cole. Epps and William Haigler,1
J., the little negroes who recently
broke into the stores of Messrs. J. W.
Whit and Jes Burns, plead .uil
THE COUNTY OFFICES.
Grand Jury Take Hand in Dispute as
to Offices in The New Court
In its final presentment yesterday
the -rand jury recommended that the
auditor be allowed to retain the office
he now occupies and that tihe probate
judge take the room in :the rear.
County Auditor Werts and his attor
ney, Mr. C. L. Blease, irent before
the grand jury and asked for -an in
vestigation of the situation by them,
agreeing to abitde by whatever .the
girand jury :hould recommend.
'Judge Prince ordered that the
presentment of the grand jury refer
ring to the matter be served on the
the supervisor. 'the eounty commis
sioners, th-e 'auditor, and the probate
There will be preaching at King's
Creek at 11 a. m., Cannon's Creek at
4 p. m., .and at Prosperity A. R. P.
church at 8 p. m. Young men are
espeeially invited to attend the ser
vices -at Prosperity.
ty each :b a charge of housebreakilg
and lairceny, and were sentenced each
to three years in the State Reforma
Trouble Over a .iamond Ring.
James Shropshire, white, was tried
on Tuesday afternoon, charged with
breach of trust with fraudulent intent
and larceny, and was acquitted. The
prosecutor wals George Deerhorn.
Both were members of a earnival com
pany which held forth at Prosperity
in January, -Shropshire selling razo:'s
and watch eases, and Deerhorn, an
Indian, running a sh4nv in whieh iie
had several animals of more or less
ferocity. It appeared from the testi
mony that Deerhorn had loaned
Shropshire a solitaire diamond ring.
of the value of $150. Shropshire said
he was riding on the merry-go-round
on the last day of the carnival, and
fell off into a, pile of ground rock
which was being used in macadamiz
ing the street, and after he got up
from his fall he missed the ring and
was not able to find it. He said he
had on the ring when he got on the
merry-go-round, and supposed he must
have lost it in the fall, the ,ring being
too large for his finger. Deerhorn
thought 'this fall was only a ruse to
deprive him of 'his ri.ng, and had
Shropshire arrested. Shropshire said
he offered him all the money agid
good's he, had, and offered to go with
Deerhorn and turn over all his pro
fits to 'him until the ring was paid for,
but Deerhorn would not settle. Shrop.'
shire said his home was Mayesville,
Ky. He had been released after his
arrest on $200 bond. He was accom
panied by his wife, who was a witness
in the case. Deerhorn clairued to be
from near Phoenix, Arizona. Solici
tor Cooper was assisted in the prose
ction by Col. 0. L. Schumpert. The
defendant was ifepresented by Messrs.
Blease & Dominick.
Housebreaking And Lareeny.
Kenny Sheppard, colored, was con
vited on Tuesday afternoon of house
breaking and larceny, it being alleged
that he and A.lexander Moore, color
ed, broke and 'entered Dr. C. T.
Wyee's drug store at Prosperity
during last December and took there
from three watches. Moore confess
ed and was used as a witness against
Sheppard. Moore said he stood out
side and watched while Sheppard
went in a window, one of the glass
having been removed by cutting away
the putty. Het said Sheppard got
three watches, and gave him one.
There were -corroborating circum
stances, and Sheppard was convicted
and sentenced to serve eighteen
months. Moore pleaded guilty and was
sentenced to serve twelve months.
Neither of the negroes was represent
ed by counsel.
Pleaded Guilty of Manslaughter.
In the case of Bunk Rry, colored,
charged iwth murder in the killing of
Manuel Atwood, colored, in .July of
fast year, the 'State accepted a plea of
guilty of manslaughter, and Ray was
given a sentence of five years. Soli
itor Cooper was assisted in this ease
by Messrs. Blease & Dominick, and
the defendant was represented by
Messrs. Hunt, Hunt and Hunter.
Pleaded Guilty to Aggravated Assault.
Mitchell Cannon, colored, charged
with assault and 'battery with intent
to kill, pleaded guilty to assault and
battery of a high and aggravated na
ture, and was sentenced to pay a fine
of $100 or to serve twelve months.
B. J. Spurlock, 'white, *who 'was
brough~t 'back from Chattanooga,
Tenn., 'by Sheriff Buford on Sunday,
pleaded guilty to The charge of neg
leting to support his children, wiho
have been liv.i:ng *with their mot'ler
in Newbe.rry. Judge Prince sentene
ed Spurloek to serve one year on the
publie works of the county or in the
Sta'te penitentiary, suspending sn
tence prov,ided .Srpurlock' shld(Il( pay
t he expenses of his~ being brought
biaek from Tennessee and give bond
to uont his chdre n for five years.
PRESENTMENT OF GRAND JURY
Important Matters Touched On
Roads, Ferries, Offices In
C ;it House.
The =c. esterda mdc the
To His liovor. judge Geo. l. Price.
We, uL1C -4'a.1t jury. or tIre . ar
1909, be to it-ort that we hav- a-t
ed on i bi'' nanded to Ls by the
soticitor, and have reported our find
ins on sraime tr t-he court.
Commito.e-i Lave been an., mitA
from ou - h- whose datl! 1 hali he
to make a :hrough examinatior 'o.
the affairs of the county as to theie
conduct il-GaLvially and o0p, wist.
aand the lofficers int-rusted with same,
and to ineorporate their finding n
a report to be made at the next court
of general sessions to be holden fLr
We wish to call especial attention
to tihe fact that former recommenda
tions by preceding grand juroris.
seem to have been treated as matters
of periodical information, rather
thlan as those of vital interest to the
well being of the whole body of the
people; and, desire that such action
be taken, under the instrucition and
supervision 2 the solicitor, by all
of those charged, for the time being,
with the maintenamce of law, as wili
insure, in the future, strict obedience
We desire to repeat, and emphasize,
thie recommendation made at the last
term of court: "That all casea grow
ing out of the maintenance of nuis
ances be reported -to the magistrate
of the township in wihich they are de
clared 'to exist, and that said offi
ers, on proof of same, be required to
take such steps for their abatement
as are required by the statutes gov
After a thorough examination of
the rooms in the .new court house we
are convinced that the office original
ly intended for the auditor is unsuit
able fotr occupancy by said officer,
and recommend 'that he be allowed to
retain the room in which he is at
present located, and ifurthermore,
that the probate judge be required to
occupy the vacant room on the same
floor contiguous to, and east of, room
occupied, at present, by said auditor,
and, that the room .in the old court
house vacetted by said officer be put
in such condition, by the supervisor,
as 'to warran't its rental.
We would further recommend to
our legishlative delegation the repeal
of the ac s creating free ferries~ at
Asheford 's;-Ferry on Broad river also
at Holley 's Ferry on Saluda river.
It is reported to us that the bridge
aross Cas3on 's cr'eek to the Belfast
road ~is ir. sn unsafe condition, and
that the hinber, is ncgw, and has, for
some time, been on the ground for
reairs of same. The supervisor's at
teition 'is iereby directed to 'said
lbe fo.lowing roads are reported
to be practically impassable:
1st. Ro>ad from Jesse Sen's shop
to Trinity church.
2nd. Fr~om Mudlie bridge to Mud
lie school house.
3rd. From Vaughanville to Island
The supervisor should, in the last
two roadis, procure new roadbeds,
whieh -we are confident, can be done
at a less cost, t:han rebuilding the
old. Also tihe road from Calvin Bak
er's in No. 4 ,township to Brazzlie
man's ferry anid from there to the
eo'uaty line nee,r the Pet.tus Chick
plae, in this instanee, we would also
recommend a new road-bed wherever
procurable aet less cost 'than rebuild
ing of t.he old.
We are informed tha.t V:he follow
ing persons (viz) B. G. Friday,
Ruff anvd H'al-tiwafnger and M. A.
Spehl, ma,in:tain open houses for the
sale of merchandise i-n violation of
the law, governing .the observance of
the Sahbath, and request -thaet the
court take suchi steps as will prevent
further .infraction of the law.
We desire to express our heartiest
appreiation -of 'te timely and force
ful remarks embodied in his general
charge 'to our body by -the judge pre
siding in regard 'to the d.anger attend
jing the taxity so prevalent in the eon
dut of our school system and recomn
mend thalt -a copy of same be placed
in the h4ands of every school official
in the count>y.
We recommend that -the supervisor
cause to be placed in the court-room
of the new court house elevated plat
form on either side of the judge 's
bench for the 'use of wit.nesses before
It has been reported to us that
there ,a::e obstructions in Bus-h river
caused by felting t.ree-tops in same
by Cr. W. Hendrix, on the lands now
owed by him (formerly property of
a. W. Rarra). We2 reomme-nd that
this nvatter be refe-rred to t.ee sol 'i
1.tor~ sa d .regnIer-t tha-t he . take act.ion
We have inve-: ig~ated alleged irre
uarities in the issuance of certifi
.ts of re.oation at -the time of
Lewis Burton, Sentenced to Hang In
November, 1907, Goes To Peni
tentiary For Life.
With the consent of the State,
Lewis Burton, convieted of arson at
the November, 1907. term of court for
Newberry, and senteceed to be hang
ed, was yesterday granted a new trial
by Judge Prince on the ground of af
,ter-,diovered evidence, and a con
sent verdict of gailty with recom
mendation to mercy was taken and
Burton sentenced to life imprison
ment in the Sate penitentiary.
Biarton was tried with two other
Mays and Johnson, on the
chargie k>f malioiously burning the
barn of 'Mr. P. N. Boozer, of the
county. It 'was largely through the
confession of Burton made prior to
fthe trial that the State was able to
make out its case against the three
defendants. The jury, however,
while .recommending Mays and John
son to mercy, convicted Burton with
out sueh recommendation, which re
quired the imposition of sentence of
death. Mays and Johnson were sen
tenced to serve -ten years each.
Mr. E. S. Blease, who represented
Burton, by appointment of the court,
appealed to the su-preme court, mak
ing a fight for Burton's life, and also
asked Governor Ansel for clemeney.
Solicitar Cooper- Mr. Boozer, the
prosecut?g 'witness; the firm of
Hunt, Hunt and Hunter, who assist
ed in -the prosecution, %and all the
jurors who were seen, joined in the
-recommendation that the sentence be
0ommuted, it being believed that it
woulM' not be .in the interest of jus
tice 'that Burton, through whom the
conviction was largely secured, should
suffer the death pen:lty, while his co
defend-ants, equally guilty if guilty
at all, should be given a sentence of
only ten years.
Governor Ansel had not yet eeted
on the petition, but the State yster
day eonsented that the new trial be
granted by Judge Prince, and, as
stated, a consent verdict, with rec
ommendation .to mercy, was taken,
and Burton given life imprisonment.
Mr. Blease made the fight f6r Bur
ton's life without reward or hope of
reward, befieving that it would be a
misecriage of justiee that Burton
should hang; Those who are familiar
with -the case will congratulate Mr.
BlI'ea'se upon the successful termina
bion of 'hiil fight.
BASE BALL TODAY.
First Game of the Season on the
College Diamond Between Town
The base ball seasqn will be open
ed This afternoon oni the college dia
mond between the college team and
the 'town team.
The game 'will be called promptly
at 4.15. An admission of f.ifteen and
ten cen'ts wil be charged, and the
grand stand seats will be free.
The college team far this season
will be in charge of Mr. Tench Booz
er as coach. Mr. Boozer has been
cornected rwith the base ball teams
at the 'college for several years .a.nd is
himself an excellent pla er and an
enthusiastic worker for 1the college
team, and will make a most excel
The team this year is an exception
lly fine one and the boys expect to
take off 'the penant. The citizens of
the co'mmunity should turn out and.
encourage the boys.
The following is a line up for the
game this afternoon:
Williams, c; White and Neel, p;
Boozer, W., lb; Goggans, J., 2b;
wiker, T., es; Wilson, R., 3b; Boozer,
R., lf; Aull, J., ef; Goggans, G., rf.
Hiazel and Huff, W., c; Munroe,
Derrick and Hatton, p; Black, ib;
Fisher, 2b; Ruff, J., ss; Tidmarsh and
Garington, 3b; Burton, lf; Garling
tn or Simpson, cf; Wessinger, rf;
Wright and Simpson, subs.
the last election for officers of the
taw'n of Newberry, and find that suc4h
certificates were issued by B. B. Leitz
sey. bi't we at the same -time are con
viced that there was no intentional
fraud 'in eontneet,ion 'with same.
We have appointed committees to
investigate conditions ,in regard to the
matteri heretofore reported regarding
1 the outlet of t:he sewerage system
west of the Newberry Cotton Mfill to
consult 'with Mr. Davsidson and also
with the board of commissioniers of
'the said town in order -t'!:at we may
act -intelligeantly in the matter.
We would suggest to the super'vis
or that 'he procure a prisoner's dock
in keeping wi'th the balance of thie
tfon-iture 'in .the .new court room.
We recommend tha.t the usual fee
be' a!!>wed our clerk aavd -that our
stenographrer be paid $1..50 for ser
J. W. Wilson,
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.
(Rev. Edward Fulenwider, Pastor.)
There will be the usual services at
the Church of the Redeemer Sunday.
At 11 a. m. the pastor will preach on
the subject: "A Miracle for Work
ers." At 7.45 p. m. the subject will
be: "The Power and Encouragement
of a Vision of God.' At the night
service the young men of the college
will lead the singing az usual.
Sunday school meets at 4 p. in., and
a fall attendance is desired. The
songs for the Easter service will be
The class in the Catechism will meet
at the church Sunday afternoon at
The public is cordially invited to all
Chamber of Commerce.
The regular awnual meeting of the
chamber of commerce was to have
been ;held last night but on account
of the Fiddlers' convention the meet
ing has been postponed for one week,
end will be held in the rooms of the
chamber of commerce next Thursday
evening at eight o'clock. This meet
is for th'e purpose of eleeting of
ficers amd it is earnestly urged that
every member be present.
Reported by 0. McR. Holmes.
Good Middling ..........9 14
Strict Middling..........9 1-8
(Correeted by Nat Gist.)
Good Middling..........9 1.4
Strict Middling .. .. ..... ..9 18
Middling .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 9
I CENT A WORD.
No advertisement taken for
less than 25 cents.
WANTED-Trustworthy man or wo
man in each county to advertise,
receive ordera and manage business
for New York Mai1 Order House.
$18.00 weekly; position permaneit;
no investment required. Previous
experience. niot essential to engag-~
ing. Spare time valuable. Enclose
self addressed envelope for full
particulars. Address, Clarke Co.,
Wholesaile Dept., 103 Park Ave.,
MICH COWS for sale, thirty and
thirty-fiwve dollars. W. H. Sanders,4
Old Town. 3-12-0948t
"PACQUILIE," famous stallion for
mediy owned by Jack Br"own, and
big fine jack, at Epting's old shed,
at cotton yar~d, for service. Fee,
Thos. J. Davenport.
WANTED-The ladie,s of Newberry
to inspect the samples sand fashion
Mrs. Claudia N. Hunter. .
plates of made-to-order suits, etc.,
of the Chas. A. Stevens & Bros., of
FOR RENT-The Coppock house and
lot corner Nance and Corinelia
streets. Near power house. Six
room house. Apply to E; M. Evana.
'PHONE 261 FOR FISH ANDP
FOR NICE pork chops and steaiks
.J. C. Sample, old dispe"r;y stand.
GET YOUR GL48058 from Dr. G.
W. Connor, a graduiate of the lar#.
est optical college in the world--.the
Northern Illinois College of Claica
go. Dr. Connor is located per'.:gn
ently in Newberry, gives both the
objective and subjective tests by
electricity and guarantees his work.
Office over Copeland Brothers.
MARLBORO PROLIFIC seed corn
for sale $2.00 per bushel. First of
13 varieties at Georgia Experimen
tal Station 1908. S. M1. Dancan,
Newberry, S. C., R. F. D. No. 3.
FOR SALE-Twenty-five bushels pop
cor'n. Jeff T. Cromer.
Newberry, R. F. D. No. 5.
Phone 19-4 rings. 3-16-09-2t
RHODE ISLAND REDS-Eggs for
sale from pure blood fowls. Care
fully mated. $1.25 and $1.50 s
ting. J. M. Ward, Newberry, S. C.
L. MORRIS, the Boston Store, has
moved from 1000 Main street to C.
J. MeWhirter 's store, 1003 Main