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The Movement of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Mr. Z. F. Wrida hais one to
W\ashington on1 a1 business trip.
Rev. C. W. Hi(iden. of Clinton. wia
in Newherry tle first of the week.
Rev. G. P. Watson while in the
city was entertained by his cousin,
Mrs. C. H. Cannon.
Eugene S. Blease, Esq., is in atten
dance upon the court of general ses
sions in Saluda.
Mr. Frank Austin, of Simpsonville,
is the guest of his brother, Mr. E. N.
Austin, for a week.
Mrs. Marie D. Wightman, widow
of the late Bishop Wightman, will be
the guest of Mrs. J. W. Humbert on
Thursday and Friday of this week.
Mrs. Duke Hay, of Winston-Salem,
was the charming guest of Miss Mae
Lucile Smith over Saturday and Sun
day. Mrs. Hay left Monday for
Greenville to visit relatives.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
'Rev. J. E. James, pastor of Aveleigh
Presbyterian church, preached at
O'Neall Street Methodist church on
The Baptist ladies will give an 'egg
hunt on Miss Fannie Ramage 's lawn
on next Saturday afternoon at four
o'clock. Admission five cents.
The meeting of the W. C. T. U.
called for the eighth of April has
been postponed to the fifteenth, and
will be held at Mrs. Mary Wright's
There will be a meeting of the Cal
endar of Central Methodist church,
on Wednesday afternoon at four thir
ty o'clock at the residence of Mrs.
Mr. Ira Sligh, who has been with
The Herald and News since his first
jentra-riZe to a print-shqp aeft 'last
week to accept a position in the lino
type department of the Columbia
The young ladies who will take part
in the contest for the medal to be
given by th eW. C. T. U. during the
May Festival -are requested by the
superinter.deLt to see Dr. R. Z. Thom
as atE on!ce.
The ladies of the A. R. P. church
will conduct a rummage sale on the
next two Saturdays, that is, the .10th
and 17th. The sale will be held in
t.he vacant store room between Play
er's market and *Mrsfi Thomasson 's
Sheriff Buford on Sunday receiv
ed at the county jail John Henary
Burton charged with assault an.I bat
tery on George Washington. The ne
groes live in No. 7 township and 't is
said .it the difficulty grew out of a
game cof eaids.
The owners of 'dogs who have not
paid the tax on them had better do
so at once or the dogs will be taken
up and shot. The council expects to
have this ordinance also strictly en
forced. This also includes the ordi
.nance requiring all dogs on streets
to be muzzled.
Chidf J. C. Adams has instructions
from the mayor, and has passed the
instructi,es on to his men, to enforce
-strictly the ordinance against shoot
ing of air guns and sling shots on 'the
streets. He desires that notice shall
be given of this so that those who
* are inclined to obey the law may have
* warning in advance.
The regular meeting of the Wo
man's Foreign Missionary society
which would shave been held yester
day afternoon has been postponed un
til Thursday afternoon at four thirty
o'clock in order that Mrs.. M. D.
Wightman, the State president may
meet with, the ladies. Mrs. Wight
man will be in :he city fo a short
* stay the latter part of the week, and
the president of the society, Mrs. J.
W. Humbert, is especially -anxious
that all members come ont and meet
Mrs. Wightman and hear her talk on
Mt. Zion and Bush River.
Rev. C.-W. Hidden, pastor of Bush
.River Baptist church, preached at
Mount Zion church of Silver .Street,
.on Sunday. At the close of the morn
ing service a conference was held, and
by a unanimous vote, Dr. Ridden was
called to be pastor of Mount Zion in
addition to his duties at Bush River.
It is understood that he will accept,
entering upon his pastorate'the first
Sunday in May. There are indications
of an awakening of religious interest
in both churches, and the new pastor
reports himself a~s very happy over the
The Drayton Rutherford chapter,
U. D. C., will meet with Mrs. T. C.
Pool Tuesday afternoon, April 6, at
four o'clock. All of the members
are requested to notify the hostess
whether or not they will atend.
Mrs. George Johnstone,
A SUCCESSFUL MEETING.
he Strong Sermons by Rev. G. P.
Watson Appreciated and Enjoy
ed by Large Congregations.
1aes. i'!who has bn aing
a ofrves at Central Metho)
di-t e.hurci for the past week and
whIch were <-oncluded last iii:ht, is
today visiting his uncle Mr. Walter
I. Herbert in the New Chapel section
and other relatives in that vicinity.
Mr. Watson has made a most favor
able impression upon the people of
Newberry. His bright, sunny disposi
tion and kind, genial nature combined
with the strong, logical, forceful, and
spiritual sermons which he has been
preaching here in Newberry for the
past week must leave an impression
for good on all who have heard him as
well as on the entire city.
As a preacher Mr. Watson holds
t'Ze.undivided attention of his congre
gation and a great solemnity prevails
throughout the services. Only after
time has ceased to be measured by
days and nights and has been dissolv
ed into the gre'at eternity can the in
fluence of such faithful preaching be
Pauline or An Eventful Day.
The little opera given by Mrs. R.
Z. Thomas' choral class Friday even
ing, April 2, in the opera house was
indeed a successful, unique and at
tractive entertainment. The special
parts as well as the choruses were
wholly made up of the young talent
of the town, and too much cannot be
said of the artistic way in which all
the parts were interpreted. The space
will not permit to give full credit
to each of the special parts. Miss
Simmons made a beautiful queen and
rendered three solos in a coquettish
and charming manner. Miss Mabel
Williamson or Cullie, with her natural
graces and Mr. Marion Bowles with
.his boyish lover-like admiration of
Callie, sang quite an effectual duet..
Mr. Alan Johnstone as the New York
reporter essayed a difficult. role and
played it to perfection. The charac
ter part of Old Black Joe was ad
mirably, taken by Mr. Ruff. The
choruses were spirited and wonder
fully trained making a, beautiful
background for the special parts. The
overw0helmning success of the whole
performance was due to Mrs. Thomas'
Passion Week Services at the Luth
eran Church of the Redeemer.
There will be services at the Church
of the Redeemer every night this
week except Satorday night. These
services will follow the Passion His
tory of our Lord and Savior. Among
th6se who will preach at these serv.iy
es will be Rev. Prof. G.-P. Voigt, Rev.
J. J..Long, and Rev. S. P. Koon.
A cordial invitation to all these ser
vices is extended the public. Services
will begin promptly at 8 p. m.
CENTRAL ME,THODIST CHURCH.
(Rev. J. W. Wolling, D. D., Pastor..
A beautiful and inviting day call-,
ed a large congregation to Central
church on Sunday morning. At elev
en o'clock, Rev. Mr. Watson preach-'
ed an interesting aiid impiessive ser
mon. It was the commun-ion occasion
and a solemn and beauifil .3xvie
it was. While the large number. of.
partici'pants were gathering around
the altar the choir, directed by Mrs.
Dr. Connor, sang in gentle tones an
appropriate selection. At 6 in the
evening the communion was carried
by Dr. Wolling to Mi'ss Lula Bynum
who beca'use of failing health could
not attend,.in the sanctuary.
A congregation which filled .the
auditorium and Sunday school room
essembled at night and listen&d with
the utmost attention to an earnest
and really eloquent appeal by Mr.
Watson to young men. The singing
at this service was very inspiring,
several pieces being repeated by re
quest. During the day two young
persons applied for church member
ship and these with others who may
apply will be received on next Sunday
C. G. Blease & Co.
Messrs. Cannon G. Blease & Co.,
who ~have purchased the business of
Mr. A. H. Monteith, in Caldwell
street, opposite the Newberry hotel,
will keep the business up to the high
standard set by Mr. Monteith, and
will strive to improve and increase it,
keeping it in line with the advance
ment of the city. Mr. Blease will be
assisted in the management of the
business by Mr. Henry Adams.
A first-class ,line of cigars and to
bacco, and magazines and reading
matter of all kinds, will be kept in
the future as in the past, and the
management of the pool room will be
kept up to the high standards set and
lived -up to by Mr. Monteith.
Mr. Monteith has not yet definite
ly decided whether or not he will
leave Newberry. His many friends
here hope that he will decide to re
How Bridges, A Negro, Gave The
Wallace House a Majority in
Ti aeo:n1pan.yi.ng V;)c117n1miV.aLion
from Col. E. S. Keitt. of Enoree plan
tation. to CoL D1). A. DIkert, of New
berr'y. is responsive to a conversatiln
had between them concerning the
rniater in which a quorum was se
eured for the AWallace'House in 1876.
It was a Republican representa
tive from Newberry who gave to the
Wallace House a quorum in 1876.
The three candidates on the Re
publican ticket from Newberry for
the legislaturt were negroes. The
three Democratic candidates were Col.
E. S. Keitt. Dr. W. M. Dorroh, and
Judge Y. J. Pope.
Col. Keitt explains that it was his
suogestion (in response to a state
ment of President Grant) that they
secured one of the Republican mem
bers to identify himself with the
Wallace House. Just how that was
done, of coarse, has never been print
ed, but at any rate it was one of the
three negro representatives from New
berry who gave to the Wallace House
In addition to U. B. Whites and
Bates Maffett, who are mentioned by
Col. Keitt as remaining with the ne
gro Bridges all night at the hotel,
Mr. D. W. T. Kibler was also with
them, and was largely instrumental in
keeping Bridges at the hotel.
The Bridges negroes had been
slaves of Mr. Kibler's father before
the war, and Bridges at the time he
was a member of the legislature liv
ed at Prosperity, where Mr. Whites
and Mr. Maffett' also lived.
The legislature of 1876 after hav
ing been secured by the DemQerats
held a session in '77, and in May '77,
Thomas, the negro representative from
Newberry, was denied -his seat or ex
pelled from the house on 4eount of
his gross contempt and defiant atti
tude toward the lawful house. Follow
ing his rem.>;a as member of the leg
islature a convention was held in
Newberry and Judge Y. . Pope was
elected as his successor.
During 1877 Tom Keitt was con
victed of bigamy .and he was expelled
during the session of 1877 and George
Johnstone was elected in his place.
Bridges on account of having secur
ed a quorum~ for the Wallace House
served out his term.
The following is Col' Keitt 's let
ter which throws additional light on
the proceedings incident to the organ
ization of the Wallace House.
Enoree Plantation, Mch. 30, '09.
Col. D. A. Dickert,
Dear Sir: I recently had a* alk with
you in regard to Bridges going over
to the Wallace House in 187.6 and
what brought it about.' Thomas Keitt
(colored), Samps Bridges :(colored),
and Wi-lliam H. Thomas (col.), were
nominees of, the republican party in
this eounty in 1876. Y. J. Pope, .E.
S. Keitt, and Dr. W. M. Dorrgh..were
nominees of the Democratie part,y. At
the potlls we were *defrauded and. [
determined to put in a prote.t and
contest their rights to theii' seats. ,I
went to Columbia the da.y before the
legisature met. That night George.
D. Till'man Tand ~I went to .the. State
huse lonTked'arms. Hamgpon4e us
a speedh int i$i of representa
tives. Thiat niglit after w'e^1eft Cham
berlain took aitary pssession of the
State house. -~No one yasadinittid in
to - the State house the next inorning
unless he had a certificate of his elec
tion signed by the se-cretary :of ' he
State. Hampton made us a; speech
from the steps of the State hou.se. He
requested us all to . retire and not
stand in squads in the streets; that
a confliet might' be avoided. When
all .Qf our members could not get in
the State house Wallace wi'thdrew a-ll
to Carolina Hall where he organized.
That evening I proposed to James N.
Lipscomb that we go to Gary's room
and alearn what was up. When we
knocked at the door 'and were admit
ted there were thirty or forty men in
the room. George Tillman was in the
chair. dHe rose and said, ''Gentlemen,
every man who comes in hers tonight
is expeeted to give his sentiments
what of tomorrow a~t twelve o'clock.
Shall the Wallace house go down to
the State house.'' I said to Col. Lips
comb get up and speak, ''I followed
you all last sammer and will do so
now.'' He said, ''I will not.'' I
was then called on. I rose and said,
'Mr. Chairman, The Wallace house
should go to the State house at t.wslve
o'lock tomorrow 'and fight it out on
the floor of the house. We began the
late war and were defeated. We can
not begin this one now or we will be
overwhelmed.'' Many questions were
proounded to me especially by Mr.
Addison, a member from Edgefield. I
answered all their questions. After
every speech we took a drink. James
Lipscomb was t4hen called on. He was
full of fire and tore everything to
pieces. The men went around the room
showing by their fingers that Newber
ry m.a anode.a Geneal Gary in
4t04ilii-vil le 'I1) C en. Rosser as I vil
t-re<d the rn) arid lie was at onve
-a ilw( l i I' tle l'iH m. Oll li- return
I -i:nl con<-hled my speevi and I
:n Ii n dlsh ( Z i .1. R oss' . w lla'k
iil tf Isee!-h d<l Keitt make? "He
, tl l 0 (' 10vfid-l e n l ft aul ' mila I I
ive i net il C,Ih1im la. I klnew t ilent
1we ZagrPe 4 W:tIl '.". G.")1. Brla(lfw
NI 'l :l1e ill anie l n was
ealled on. He ;-poke in linie with tie
prevailing though.t. I then called on
Gen. Rosser. He rose and said, "Gen
t,enen. I am just from the Northwest.
There are four hundred thousand men
there ready to move on you as soon as
you begin the fight." He tracked in
my speech. After this speech we ad
The next morning I was on the
street talking -to Secretary of State
Simms, Mr. James Lipscomb rushed
up and said to me, "Keitt, the legis
lature has sent to me to come and
make to them the same speech I made
last night.'" He hardly had it out be
fore a great shout was heard at Caro
lina Hall "The Wallace house is go
ing to the State house." I said,
"Why, it ilooks, Jim, like they have
taken my advice instead of yours."
Col. Simms and I locked arms and
started to the State house. We went
right in with the Wallace house. Wal
lace dropped in the speaker's chair.
Mackey came in soon after and they
got a chair for him. I stood on Wa'l
lace's right. A. C. Haskell was on his
left. When all was quiet I walked
down and out ,to th;e Mansion house
where I was boarding.jaing heard
that President Grant had just sent a
telegram to -Columbia that he would
not recognize either house unless a
majority of the members held certifi
cates of election from the eeretary of
State, I went into the parlor of the
hotel and lay on the sofa,. and went
to close thinking to unravel the prob
lem. Just after dinner Y. J. Pope was
passing the door of the parlor. I
c Ul ed him to come. to me and I said
"I have solved -this whole matter on
law.'' He drew up a chair and tock
a seat by me on the sofa. He said,
"Tell me.'' I said, "President Grant
has sent a telegram here that he will
not recognize either house unless the
majority of the members have a cer
tificate of election from the Secretary
of State. We must go to work 'and
get that majority for the Wallace
'house. When we get it Wallace wi
then have all the power exercised by
the speaker in the English parliament
who can ea'll on every man in the
empire to come to 'their support.''
Pope said, "You have done it.'' I
then said to him, "We will go to -th'e
State hocuse tonight and propose to
Tom Keitt and Bridges if they will
join 'the Wallace house and sup'port
Hampton to the full we will withdfaw
ourL' protest and give you the seats.''
After Pope 'left I went to the room
of the State executive committee; on
ly two mem~bers were in, Cdl. William
Wallaee and Mr. Fraser,- after judge.
I said to them,, "I don 't belong to
your committee but I have as 'much
interest in the soinution of .the question
before you as any man in the State.
I'have come to make you some sugges
tions.'' Both replied, "We will be
glad to hear them.'' I began at once.
Soon .Speaker Wallace came in. I
stopped. Mfr. .Fraser asked Speaker
~Weilace, "What now,.Mr. Speaker'?''
Hie b'egan to ~tell. Mr. Fraser saids.to
himr, ''Keitt has been giving us some
much better suggestions. '' Speaker
Wal4ace th:en turned to me and asked
what they werd. I then explained the
matter to him and the executive com
mittee and -left. I 'then went to the
State 'house and proposed to Tom
Keitt and Bridges if they would go
over to the Wallace house and give
Hampton a full support I would with
draw the protest and give them the
seats. Mr. Pope was present and
gave his free- and full consent. The
next morning I went to see Hampton.
As I entered 'the room .of the execu
tive committee Ma.j. Thomas Wood
ard was there. He said, "Keitt, the
'xeeutive committee 'last night adopt
ed your .plan. '' I said, "I have
come to see 'Gen. Hampton.'' At that
instance Hampton came in out 'of his
private office. He said, "We had
your plan before us last night and I
have agreed to it.'' I replied, " Then
I will not consume your time. Good
IWhen Bridges agreed to go over to
the Wallace house Pope came to me
and said ";Bridges has agreed to be
sworn in the Wallace house. Go down
and hoild the house until we get there
with 'him.'' I went as fast Its I
could. Before I got .to Carolina 'hall
I met several members. They told
me the house had adjourned. I re
pled, "We have Bridges. He is now
on the way here to be sworn in the
Wallace house. He will make the
quorum. You are no't fit for revolu
tion. You should have remai-ned in
session"' Speaker Wallace .eame up.
He told me to keep Bridges and bring
him up the next morning to be sworn
in. Bates Maffett and U. R.
Whites kept him in the ho
tel all night and the 'next
morin he was sworn inq Tom KeitR
eame to Carolina hall to :.:et Dri.s
from us. when he was alrut - I)e
swori in t.!re Wallace housew. f order
ei him t leave and he did ,) pwmr
lY. I knew when we seeud -, i C >n
fr' the Walace house w 1 had .h,?
St:itr :i fe an-d could ina,nza rate
Ia:nptnn i,vernor de jure. To ac
oiiih~ th'e I devoted all my 11 time
ain d powers w hiiL, in Columbia. I was
in tl:,v eam1paign! of 1876 from the be
ginning to the end. Y. J. Pope and I
were the executive committee, Col.
Thomas Lipsco:nb and Jack Hair were
on it at the beginning and withdrew.
Pope and I stuck to the end. I made
twenty-two speeches in the county. I
told the people if Hampton failed to
make good what he promised I would
go out and be shot. Such was my
faith in our grand chief. I never said
that for any other man. The expelling
of Tom Keitt from the legislature
e:eated a vacancy in the house of rep
resentatives from this county. The
Democratic convention was called to
fill it. When the convention met my
action in withdrawing the protest and
giving the sea.t to Bridges for goinc
over to Wallace house and making it
a quorum came up. I arose and as
samed- the entire responsibility. By
resolution offered by Dr. McIntosh,
my action was approved by an over
wheiming vote. While in Columbia I
said -to Pope, ''I will never be a can
did-ate for any office before the peo
pIle of Newberry. If you desire to
come back you can count on my sup
port.'' I was compelled todeeline the
nomination three times in the conven
tion. I said to .the convention, "I
will not go if elected," when urged
by, Mr. Jos. Caldwel to let them send
me. I could not let my name go be
fore the convention as I had said to
Pope what I did. Tihe above are facts.
Chief Justice Pope knows all about
them. We were intimately associated
and worked together ffroughout the
campaign. He -wiU verify what I
Ellison S. Keitt.
Whitmire Defeats: Clinton.
Whitmire, April 3.-Whitmire
played rings around Clinton this af
ternoon and, won by a score of 7 to
The vitors were unable to 'hit
Gilliam at opportune times, while
the locals made 8 hits off of Benton,
the crack southpaw.
The features of the game were
Davis' and Fant 's hitting gadid Gil
Score by innings: R H E
Whitmaire 1 0 2 0 2 2 4) 0 0-7 8 2
Clinton 0 0 000 01-h.5 b
Batteries: Gilliam and Painter;
'-nton and Cambell.
The board of governors of the
chamber of commerce at their 'meet
ing the other day re-elected Mr. S. S.
THE IDLER. 2
(Continued from gage 1.)
your father .cannot .pay your debts
then sell your property and pay what
you can and don't be making false
remarks about those who do pay.
''Remarks of this kind cause peo
ple who would never mention certaini
things to tell their children many
things about others that charity
should draw a-veil over and try and
forget, but when your child comes
home and tells you of'some dirty re
mark made to your child about you
or to some of his or her friends you
are forced in self-defense to tell your
child some things,that you would love
t'o 'let be forgotten for the sake of
the child of another but self protec
tion i's the first .law of nature.''
All that The Idler has to say is that
parents ought to teach their children
not to say unkind things of others,
even if they are true, and they them
selves do not live in glass houses.
Certainly they should not speak them
if they are not true. The wise man
said: ''A false witness shall not be
unpunished and he that speaketh lies~
shaall not escape.'' And again-. ''A
false witness shall perish.''
And it is true that those who talk
most about others and make unkind
remarks are themselves, as a rule, the
I will just ask the editor to pass
the suggestions of the article on.
The following item appeared in the
Atlanta Georgian under a New York
date line, April 2:
''"Messrs. Jno. M. Hunt and Walter
Kerr, of Newberry. S..-C., are at the
A gentleman has, sent it to The Id
ler. knowing that [ take pleasure in
noting the doings of Newberry people.
The question is who are these gentle
men? I have searched the directory
and do not find any names similar. It
seems to me that I saw in the news
pprthat Mr. Jno. M. Kinard and
~ColWalter H. Hunt had gone to New
York but T can conceive of no rea
son for them to change their names
cr to travel imeog. Nor of -any condi
tion in which they could get by which
in registering at t.he Park Avenue
thev could get their names mixed.
Reported by 0. McR. Holmes.
Good Middling ........ ..9 1-2
Strict Middling ..-........9 3-8
Middling ..-............9 14
(Correeted by Nat Gist.)
Good Middling ........ ..9 1-2
Strict Middling ..........9 34
Middling ..........6....9 14
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