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The Movements of Mny People
Newberrians and Those Who
Rev. M. B. Kelly, of Greenwood, is
in the city for a few days.
Rev. J. C. Roper was in Newberry
today and he' quarterly conference
at Central Methodist church.
Rev. George Pierce Watson is ex
pected to arrive in Newberry tomor- A
row and will remain here for a week. I
Mrs. Smith, of Newberry. is the
guest at the -home of Mrs. W. W.
Summer.--Union Progress, 23th.
Miss Carrie Pool has returned from
a visit to Abbeville where she' was
the guest of Mrs. L. W. White. Miss
Grace Jones, of Asheville, who had
been visiting Miss Pool in Newberry,
was also the guest of Mrs. White.
Prof. Monts attended the March
debate at Newberry college last Fri
day night and visited the home folks.
His friend, Mr. Dawkins, - accompa
nied him back Sunday evening.-Del
mar cor. Leesvi'lle News, 24th.
V4RIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
Sheriff Buford is still withoat a
prisoner in the jail. Good for New
There will be preaching at Unity
next Sabbath at 11 a. m. Excelsior
3.30 p. m., and Prosperity A. R. P.
chureh at 8 p. m.
The aruti-ntberculosis league will 1
meet Monday afternoon at four i
o'clock in the chamber of comfnerce.
All members and citizens generally i
are urged to com..
There will be a game of base ball
on the- college diamond between the
college and West End on Saturday,
27th. Season tickets for the town
people good for the seven games can
be bought for $1.50.
The Jord's Sapper will be dis
pensed at the A. R. P. ch;urch Sab
bath morning. Prepartory services
Friday evening at 7.45 o'clock, Sat- 4
urday morning at 11 o'clock, and two
regtlar services Sabbath. All the i
preaehing will be done by Rev. F. Y.
Pressly, D. D., of Erskine Theological
Seminary. A cordial invitation to all i
the services is extended to all.
Mr. Lou J. Beauchamp was at New
.berry college last night,' Thursday
night, and although The Herald anid
News goes to press before the lecture
could be reported, yet it is safe to
say tha.t it is one - of the best ever
heard here. Mr; Beauchamp is a .de
lightful speaker and . he always
eharms his hearers. President 1(armns
in this cnnection informed a rep
resent'ative of The Herald and News
that there will be no more applauding
of thre out-town visitors when they
come into the college ebapel. This is
a good move on the part of the facui
' Killed The Pox.
Mrs. R. C. Perry had 23 young
chiecks rand the other morning sheI
discovered that something was mak
ing -way with them and sent for Mr.
Perry. When lhe came home lhe found
&~at -there was in his barn a genuine
red fox and with the assistance of
fr. Porter the fox was killed but
not until all the chickens had been
destroyed. Ini addition to this Mrs.
Porter lost eight or ten chickens.
The fox had a chain around its
neck showing that it had probably
been the pet of someone.
Lutherar. Church. of the Redeemer.
(Rev. Edward Falen-wider, Pastor.)
Easte:. the special time for the
ingathering of members into the AJu
theran church, is drawing nigh. The
services all look toward this Joyous
Festival. At 11 a. m. Sunday, the
pastor will preach on the sub.ieet:
"'Casting Stones at Jesus." At i:A>
-the subject will be: "The Most -Im
portant Question Ever' Asked.'" Both1
these sermonrs will be plain and prae
tical. and especially helpful to those
'who are considering the great que.
tion of joining the church. At the
nighit service the young men of the
college .will lead the singing. It is an
inspiration for any one to hear these
'manly young men sing the old gospel
'songs that have touched and helped
so many hearts.
The pastor requests a full attend- ]
ance at the class in the Catechism at1
3:30 p. m. Sunday school meets at
4 p. m. The Easter songs will be
The public is cordially invited to
Special Meeting and Reception. e
Next Wednesday night at 7:45 f
there will be a meeting of the entire i
male membership of the Church of c
the Redeemer at the church. After r
the devotional and business exercisest
all wi!I 'o to the parsonage whereI
the Ladies' Aid Society will serve 1
refreshments. This wilT be social.
and there will be no charges for any
thing. All the men are requested t
,TANDS rOR BETTER SCHOOLS.
Lhe $40,000 Bond Issue for Schools
Voted by a Decided Ma
For bonds 172, against bonds 95.
These figures give the result of the
leetion on Wednesday on the ques
ion of issuing $40,000 in 40 year
onds for the better equipment of our
chool system, and also voting a spe
ial tax of two mills additional for
he maintenance of the schools. The
-esult of the election on Wednesday
m the question of issuing bonds for
he better equipment of our city
chools is very gratifying.
It was a very decided protest
Lgainst any effort to withhold that
vhich is necessary for the better
nent of our school system.
In the face of 'the very strong fight
gainst voting the bonds the result
)f the balloting is in favor of the
)dlitional senool facilities two to
me. Those of our citizens who felt
alled upon to oppose this proposi
ion should most sincerely congratu
ate themselves -that they were not
-uccessful in their efforts.
It would have been a very sad day
or Newberry if the election had not
>een in favor of better school equip
nent. As someone remarked, it
vould have been better to vote the
)ond issue even if we were satisfied
hat five or ten thousand dollars of
lhe money would have been wasted
:han to have voted against it. This
vill not be the case, however. If the
noney is not needed it will not be
The vote was light but a great
nany people were unable to lay their
iands on their registration certifi
ates, and as these were required in
)rder to vote it kept a good many
The trustees should now get busy
md secure plans and specifications
.nd options on sites for the new
The agitation which we have had
vill no doubt result in good, but we
tre satisfied if the whole amount of
40,000 which has been voted is not
eeded that it will not be spent, and
f it is needed that it will be judi
This, the result of the election on
ednesday, means that Newberry
ill soon have one of the best equip
>ed systems of public schools in this
;tate, and tVh' increased income for
aintenance by voting two mills ad
itiona-l tax, the trustees will be en
,bled to pay the teaebers decent sal
ries and can command the very best
alent in the profession. That is
rhat Newberry deserves and is -what
he ehildren of this communii;y
hould be given.
The result of this election is the
est advertisement that this commun
ty has had since the establishment
>f the present system of public
chools some twenty years ago. There
s nothing that so helps a community
nd attracts the best people to it as
>od schools. The money which we
mt .into this is an investment which
>ays large dividends.
We should now have an equipment
which should accommodate comforta
y every child of school age in this
ommunity, and should be sufficient
o aecomsnoda.te the increase in the
chool population for a number of
-ears to come.
We congratulate the people of New
>ery uuon the decided vote iih favor
f the education of the children of
his community as recorded in the
letion on Wednesday.
And again we want to say to those
rho did not vote for the bond issue
hat they should congragulate them
elves that their side of the issue was
Servie will be held at the o*pera
ouse on Sundar e;xn 'g at rhree
'lock. By special rea1 mst, Dr. 2ook
vill preach on the pu Li p es of 1l1f
These services are tree, and a cor
i:i! invitation is extench.1 to al'. to
Lttend these services.
Services will be held at the (lay
on Memorial church on Sunday nex'.
t eleven in the morning and at s tv
n-thirty a.t 'night.
Dr. Harms at Cameron.
The .recent visit of Rev. J. Henry
Iarms, president of Newberrvcol
ege, was much enjoyed by all. He
ireached at St. Matthews on the first
unday at 11 a. m. and Mt. Lebanon
.t 3.30 p. m. Large congregations
reeted him at each service. He was
ntertainmed by the'writer who work
d .beside him in Newberry college for
our ye-ars and who was especially
telighted to have him and go over
ollege days once again. This com
aunity thas always stood faithfully
y the col lege not only in sending a
rge number of students each year
t in financial support. She stood
?ee<md to none in raising the en
mw:eit for Newberry colleg-e a few
-er ago pavin about .$7.000.
mon cum. Leesvil News, 24th.
STORM SWEEPS NEWBERRY.
Sqpe Dam!age In Town-Houses
Down and Damage in County
No Life Lost.
Between two and three o'cloek on
Thursday morning the citizens of
Newberry, or some of them at least,
had the experience of going through
a small -yclone.
Fortunately there has beeL. no dam
age nor injury to persons i the city
so far as we have learned, and the
damage to property is not as great
as it might have been.
We have been unable to hear from
all sections of the county but the
information at hand seems to be that
the storm was as great in the Trinity
section, if not greater, than it was
About two o'elock there was a ter
rible down pour of rain. Our obser
vation has been that it rarely hap
pens that a wind storm follows a
heavy rain. Ordinally when a storm
cloud appears if the rain comes there
is not much danger from the wind.
In this case, however, the wind storm
came after the rain fall. The storm
seems to have come from the South
westernly direction and the first;
damage in the city was in West End
wihere the West End Baptist church
was considerably damaged and one
or two of the dwelling houses in that
community, the roof of the freight
depot of the Southern railway was
taken off, and slight damage was done
the roof of the warehouse of tihe
Newberry Cotton Mill and also the
roof of the mill itself. The old Cline
shop was blown from t:he pillars, but
was not carried further away on ae
count of the chimney.
From the shop back to the South
ern depot there seems to have been
no damage, and the track of the
storm in Newberry was very narrow.
the greatest damage being at Mr. B.
F. Griffin's and Mr. George W. Sum
The large century old -oak tree in
the yard of Mr. J. W. Denning was
blown down and fell into the street
and across the piazza of the residence
of Mrs. J. D. Hornsby.
Some five of the stately oaks which
have made the lawn at Mr. Griffin's
unique and 'beautiful awere either
turned up or twisted off and a por
tion of the roof of Mr. George W.
Summer's residence was carried
One or two trees in Caldwell street
were blown down and some damage
was done the roof of . the graded
school building and the residence of
Mr. Z. F. Wright. A large tree in
Mr. Pifer 's yard was also up-rooted
and considerable damage was done
the residence of Mrs. Willie Ruff.*
The old barn made of heavy tim
bers belonging to Dr. James McIn
tosh and .in his yard was blown down
and his buggy and carriage both
From this place the storm .seems to
have lifted and there was no further
serious damage in town so far as we
Immediately when the storm struck
Newberry the electric lights were all
put out and the city was in darkness
which added to the horror of the sit
The tree which fell into Mrs.
Hornsby 's residence got mixed with
some live electric wires and at one
time it looked life fire would be added
to the wind, but the current was turn
ed off and no damage was done.
As stated it seems that the storm
was also very severe in the Trir.ity
community and around Silver Street.
Mr. Walter Perry 's dwelling house
at Silver Street was taken from its
pillars and a negro tenant house at
his place was demolished and the ne
gro who lived in the house very sev
Mr. Dantzler Stillwell's barn roof
in the Trinity neighborhood was
blown off, and Mr. D. B. Wheeler's
otton house cut in half, one half he
ing taken entirely away.
There was probably other damage
in this section but at this time we
have been unable to ascertain the ex
tent of it.
While no damage was done to Mr.
C. C. Davis' buidings the cottou,I
patch which :he had next to his resi
dence was covered with large dead
cotton stalks. These were gathered
up as clean as if by hand and piled
against the fence.
Some of those who were aroused,
and most everybody in the track of
the storm got up, say that following
the storm was something which re
sembled a ba.ll of fire which gave
forth a most brilliant light. Others
sa that it was the reflection of a
fire which was somewhere not far
away but we have been unable to
hear of any fire anywhere in this
comunity on W\ednesday night.
Those w.ho wvent through the storm
do not care to have a repetition of
the experience, but are thankful t hat
no casualty resulted and that thle
damage to property is no greater.
News from Bachman Chapel albnt
six mileas o f Newhervy brings
THE C., C. & 0. RAILROAD.
Newberry Has Good Opportunity to
Secure It-Needs Cooperation
The question has been asked wiat
are the clhances of the C., C. & 0.
railroad coming through Newberry.
For the benefit of those who are iii
terested, and I presume every citizen
is interested, will say that we have a
fair chance and with proper efforts on
the part of the citizens we may be
able to secure this road. A commit
tee from the chamber of commerce
has had this matter in charge and has
been in communication with the presi
dent of the road. No definite infor
mation, however, has been obtained.
This committee had -an interview with
the chief surveyor of t.he road while
a line was being surveyed on the west
bank of Broad river and they were as
sured that a line -would be surveyed
run-ning from Spartanburg through
Newberrv to Columbia. I understand
that this work is being done now.
T-here is no need for me to impress
upon the citizens the importance of
securing this road. It will mean a
great deal to us and if this is lost it
may be that we will never have an
other opportunity of getting a trunk
This matter will be discussed at a
meeting of the chamber of commerce
Friday night. If you are in favor of
making an effort to get this road
come to the meeting and help devise
some plan- whereby we can secure it.
T:he success of this undertaking de
pends upon your efforts and not the
Z. F. Wright,
President Chamber of Commerce.
THE AMUS-U THEATRE.
Open On Monday Evening-A Good
Show-Change of Program
Twice a Week.
The Amus-U Theatre opened on
Monday evening under the manage
ment of Mr. Robert L. Epting. of this
city at the old Lyric stand. This
theatre has been thoroughly over
hauled., a. new stage built and new
scenery has been added. The show
on Monday evening -was good, the
vaudeville being of a high eharacter
and the .pictures were above the aver
Mr. Epting expects to have a com
plete change of vaudeville twice a
week, on Mondays and Thursdays, if
he can possibly procure them, and
the pictures will be c'hanged daily.
The entire program will be changed
this (Thursday) afternoon both
vaudeville and pictures bgeing entire
Board of Equalization.
The board .of equalizati&. met on
last Tuesday to go over the returns
and assessments as made up by the
township boards of assessors. Very
few changes were made. Mr. L. W.
Floyd was elected chairman of the
county board of equalization, and is
therefore a member of the State
board of equalization for this eounty.
the intelligence that the cyelone also
visited that neighbor:hood. The fol
lowing came over the telephone this
miorning since the above was written:
A very severe storm struck this
community this morning about half
past two o 'clock, hail, raia, and wind
composed the storm. These are about
the details of what damage was done
so far as could be gathered.
The Rock Mission colored church
near Johnstone aeadamy was turned
A corn crib and stables of Din Par
rott, who lives on Mr. S. P. Crot
well 's place were blown down.
Two tenant houses on Mr. J. *W.
Sligh 's home place were blown down.
His cotton house containing buggy
shed was also broken down and one
of his buasiest broken. One or two of
his tena.nt houses were also blown
down. One house was occupied b3
Douglass Galding. (col.) was burned
down there being fire in the chimney
:nd when the house was blown down
it caught among the bedding and set
the house on fire. Douglas was away
fro)m home and his family were able
ta save but very little of their house
hold good. Mr. Sligh has no insur
A well shed at Mr. Jeff Quattle
baum's was blown dlown, and Mr. J.
T. McCullough is buggy house was
blown down. caused by a falling tree
which struck both his and his son-in
law's. Mr. Lee Schumpert 's, buggy.
His barns and stables were partially
blown down, but none of his stock
was injured. Mr. McCullough went
out shortly after the wind 'storm and
found it neeasary to take out his
mles from under the side of the
b'ilding. Mr. McCullouTh had some
nsuranc buC )t wVe have not learned the
J"-:rher denv onl Mr. .J. Cal Neel's
'd home plat'e a good deal of timber
was twisted off.
A wvell shed on Mrs. S. J. Kinard's
lac.e was aso blown down.
Treasurer Epps Has Collected 98 1-4
Per Cent of the Taxes Charged
-Tax on Incomes.
County Treasurer John E. Epps has
e!-ed his tax )ooks for Iie collection
of taxes for the year 1908, after hav
inz c diected with the penalty up to
the 15th of March, and the executioa
book has been made up, a-ad the exe
eutions turned over to the sheriff.
Newberry has the reputation of
paying her taxes very nearly up to
the amount charged. One year Mr.
Epps collected ninety-nine per cent
of the amount charged against him by
the auditor. He does not come up to
that mark this year, though the per
centage collected is ninety-eight and
A good portion of the uncollected
tax is included in what is termed ad
ditionals. and is, those who did not
assess and are put on the books after
the assessing is closed.
T'he total tax charged against the
treasurer on th-e books for the year
1908 was 11,723.38. Of this amount
Mr. Epps collected 109,434.43.
The comptroller general is making
an effort to have the income tax law
enforced and it may be interesting to
state the amount collected last year
from this source. There were only
nine persons in Newberry who paid
ineome tax for 1908 and the total
amount paid by these was $207.15.
Under the law all persons whose in
comes exceed $2500 are liable to the
tax on the incomes in excess of
$2500. Those who paid this income
tax last year were Geo. B. Cromer,
on $1266; W. H. Hunt $2376; George
Johnstone on $1750; 0. B. Mayer on
$750; George S. Mower on $1500: Y.
J. Pope on $500; Geo. W. Summer on
$4300: E. B. Wilbur on $767; Z. F.
Wright on $5116.
The only persons who have return
ed an income tax for this year are
Dr. 0. B. Mayer, Geo. S. Mower, Geo.
W. Summer. E. B. Wilbur, and Z. F.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
Annual Meeting to be Held Tonight
-Election of Officers
About three years ago the chamber
of commerce of Newberry was organ
ized, the object of which was to pro
mote the industria.l interest and is
sist in the development of the resour
ees of the town and county. A great
deal has been done but t.here is a
great deal yet to dio. Enough has
been done. however, to show the i
portance of such an organization. Ev
ery live town has a chamber of com
merce or a board of trade.
At the meeting to be held Friday
night important matters will be dis
cussed and every member should be
present. There will be some changes
in the constitution proposed and as
this is very important it is hoped that
every member will be on hand to dis
cuss the matter.
Ainother important matt:er to be
brought before the meeting is one in
which everybody is interested, name
ly. the C.. C. & 0. railroad. Some
efforts have already been made to
bring this road through our town but
we should not be satisfied until ev
erything is done to accomplish this
end. The importance of this matter
cannot be emphasized too strongly so
come to the meeting and lts organ
ize a movement in which ev.ery one
Please remember that the election
of offigers wil.l take place at this meet
ing Friday. March 26th, a.t 8.30
Z. F. Wright,
S. S. Cunningham, President.
CENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH,
Rev. J. W. Wolling, D. D., Pastor.
The services on Sunday morning
will be a part of the preparatory ser
vices for the se7ies of meetings of the
,following wek. An ur2ent invita
te i; extended to all the mnemnbers
and friends of ':his congregation to be
At night there will be a special
sonz service and Dr. Wolling will
make a special appeal to those who
are not members of the church nor
have a satisfactory experience in
their religious life. During next
week Rev. G. Pierce Watson, of
Charleston, will conduct special ser
vice: in Central church. Rev. J.
Fleteher Anderson, of Pendleton, will
direct the singing. The services will
be held daily at 4 p. mn., and at 8
o '-lock at night, and the memhers of
other ehurches and the general pub
lie are invited to attend.
The Mohon sch.o:l. MIrs. Annie
Oxner. teacher. w-ill picnie on the
se.g:el house gtroun:ds Saturday. Apr~iil
3rd The publ.ic is invited.
To Improve Court Hous Squre.
Mr. L. I. Feagle, supervisor, has
commenced hauling rocks with which
he expects to build th-e retaining wall
and the coping around the new court
house. We are satisfied that the
ladies of the eiric association will be
delighted to know that Mr. FeagLe
has commenced this work and we feel
sure that when lie gets through with
it the town and the county as well as
the civic association will be pleased
with the character of the work. This
is a very important matter and we
are glad that Mr. Feagle has com
menced the work of putting the
square around the court house in pro
The regular quarterly meeting of
the County Farmers' Union will be
held in the old court house on the
first Saturday (3rd) in April, at 11
o'clock in the morning. We urge a
full representation from all locals.
J. B. O'Neall Holloway,
Secretary County Union.
Reported by 0. MeR. Holmes.
Good Middling ..........9 1-81
Strict Middling ...........9
Middling .. .. .. .. .. .... 8 7-8
(Corrected by Nat Gist.)
Good Middling ..........9 1-8
Strict Middling ...........9
Middling ..............8 7-8
1 CENT A WORD.
No advertisement taken for
less than 25 cents.
ROUGH FOOD FOR SALE-Fodder,
hay, oatstraw, stover, all baled
Also milk cows for sale.
Walter I. Herbert,
3-26-09-tf. R. F. D. No. 4.
FOR SALE-One good substantial
phaeton. Set double wagon harness
before old court house Saturday ,12
o'clock noon, 27th. B. B. Hair,
E(INNING SATURDAY morning,
March 27, and continuing one week,
I will sell 20 pounds of gr'anulated
sugar together with 35 eents worth
of other staple goods for $1.25. Al
so my entire stock of shoes aad
dress goods at and below cost.
G. W. Kinard,
3-23-4t Prosperity, S. C. I
WANTED-Trustworthy man or wo
man in each county to advertise,
receive orders and mnanage business
for New York Mai.l Order House. *
$18.00 weekly; position permanent;
no investment required. Previo-us
experience not essential to engag
ing. Spare time valuable. Enclose
self addressed envelope for full
par.ticulars. Address, Clarke Co.,
Wholesa'le Dept., 103 Park Ave.,
MTLCH COWS for sale, thirty and
thirty-five dollars. W. H. Sanders.
Old To'wn. -3-12-o)4t
"PACQUILIE," famous stallion for
merly owned by Jack Brown, and
big fine jack, at Epting's old shed,
at cotton yard, for service. Fee,
.$10.00. Groom fee 50e.
Thos. J. Davenport.
WANTED-The ladies of -Newberry
to inspect the samples and fashion
plates of made-to-order'isuits,- etc..
of the Chas. A. Stevens & Bros., of
Mrs. Claudia 'N. Hunter.
FOR RENT-The Coppock house and
lot corner Nance and Cornelia
streets. Near power house. Sixi
room house. Apply to E. M. Evans.
FOR NICE pork chops and steaks
J. C. Sample. old dispe, "ry stand..
GET YOUR GLASSES from Dr. G.
W. Connor, a graduate of the larg
est optical college 'the world-the
Northern Illin'~ ollege of Chica
go. Dr. Connor is located per:can
ently in Newberry, gives both the
objective and subjective tests by
electricity and guarantees his work
Office over Copeland Brothers.
MARLBORO PROLIFIC seed cor.
for sale $2.00 per busheL. First o
13; varieties at Georgia Experimei
tal Station 1908. S. M. Duneat
Newberry. S. C.. R. F. D. No. 3.