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The Movements of Many People
Newberrians and Those Who
Mr. C. T. Boyd speti a few days
in Union lat week.
Mr. T. E. Deanl. of Columlbia, spent
Sunday in tie city.
Mr. J. H. Watson, of Greenville,
spent Sunday in Newberry.
Mrs. R. F. Jones is spending the
week with Mrs. 0. B. Mayer.
Mrs. L. B. Aull, of Dyson, is visit
ing her mother. Mrs. L. A. Riser.
Mrs. Will Rainey, of Spartanburg,
is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. L. Bowles.
Miss Ma-rgaret Matthews, who was
been teaching at Blackville, spent
Saturday and Sunday in the city.
Miss Vera Houseal, of Columbia,
visited relatives in Newberry last
Mr. Yates Smith, of Spartanburg,
court stenographer of the 7th judicial
circuit, was in Newberry yesterday.
Prof. J. L. Long, of Dallas, Tex.,
stopped in Newberry yesterday on 'his
way from New York to visit .his fath
er, Mr. G. Fred. Long.
Mr. J. E. Mettze, of Irmo, spent
Friday to ?Sunday with 1his brother,
Mr. J. M. Mettzs, at Newberry col
Mr. and Mrs. Will Reid and daugh
ter, Miss Margaret. of Chappells,
spent TRhusday night and Friday
with Mrs. W. A. MeSwain.
Friday night and Saturday Mrs.
W. R. Keit!h and little girls were
visitors at the home of Mr.' and Mrs.
W. A. MeSwain.
Saturday and Sunday Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Me:Swain had as guests Mr.
and Mrs. L. F. MeSwain and daugh
ter, Miss Dorothy McSwain, of Cross
Mesdames T. D. Darlington, W. D.
Ferguson. W. D: Copeland, and Miss
Lizzie Glenn. who have been the
guests of Mrs. P. G. Ellesor, for the
past few days, have returned to their
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
The postoffice will observe Sunday
The banks will all close today and
The Veterans dinner will be serv
ed in the old-'court house today at 12
The stores will close this afternoon
as has been the custom for several
years on Memorial day.
The Amus-UT theatre contiunes to
have crowds and the attrac.ions this
week are especially g,.od.
The W. C. T. U. will meet with
Mrs. Mary Wright on Thursday af
ternoon at 5 o'clock.
Miss Kate Lou Neel resigned on
Friday as one of the teachers in the
Newberry graded school.
The game between Newh..rry and
Fu.rman on Saturday at Nswberry
was a very : terestmig one and result
ed in a score of 5 to 4 in favor of
There will be a meeting of the
Orpheus club Tuesday evening at the
home of Mrs. S. B. Jones at eight
o 'clock. Members earnestly request
ed to be present.
The regular business meeting of
the Bachelor Maids will be held in
the rooms of the chamber of com
merce on Wednesday afternoon at
four o'clock. All the members are
expected to be prompt in coming to
There will be the regular midweek
services at the Lutheran Church of
the Redeemer Wednesday night at 8
o 'clock The address will be made
'by Prof. G. P. Voigt. The men 's
meeting annou;nced for Wednesday
night has been postponed.
Those who 'have promised contri
butions for the veterans' dinner will
greatly oblige the soliciting commit
tee if they will send in these contri
butions promptly. Send to the oldi
court house, and if possible send by
At the baby show Friday afternoon
the first prize was awarded to the
infant of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Sum
mer. and the second prize to the lit
tie boy of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Adams, and the third prize to the~
little boy of Mr. and Mrs. Leland
The ladies of the A. R. P. chureh
will sell strawberries and ice cream
on 'the vacant lot on Main street op
posite the bakery on the old JTohn
stone lot on Thursday afternormn be
ginning at 5 o'clock. This will be a
very pretty strawberry and ice cream
festival and everybody is invited t:>
mea nd help the ladies out.
Superintendent and Teachers Elect
ed for Graded School -Salaries
The trnutees .f the NewberrV
raded schiool met A, !* Thursa y
afternoon for t he parpose of eleet
ing teachers for the next term and
considering oth1er matters pertaining
to the school.
It was decided to increase the sal
aries of all the teachers and the su
The salary of the superintendent
was fixed at $15,00 per year, the
principal of the high school at $90.00
per month. the two teachers in the
high school at $60.00 per month each,
and the teachers in the oth-er depart
ments at $50 per month.
Prof. W. A. Stuckey. who has been
superintendent for several years, was
reelected for the next term.
Mr. Henry Lee Dean, of Spartan
burg. was elected principal of the
high school, and Miss Lucile Wilson,
of Newberry, and Miss Marion Wil
liamson. who is now teaching at
Chappells, were elected teachers in
the high school.
Several of the present teachers did
not apply for reelection.
The following were elected for the
graded school department: Mrs. W.
Y. Fair. Misses Gertrude Reeder,
Mary L. Burton. Lillian Hill. Helen
Smith. Mary C. Burton. Helen' Gog
gans, Elizabeth Dominick, and Carrie
Lou Connor. of Greenwood.
All of these are at present teach
er. in the school except Miss Connor
and Miss Goggans.
The board also elected five other
teachers who are to begin work as
soon as the new buildings are erect
ed. These are: Miss Emmie Meng,
of Laurens; Miss Irene Friday, of
Newberry; And Miss Mamie Switten
berg. of Newberry; and Misses Linda
Welch and Lucy Riser, both Newber
ry girls, but who have been teaching
for the past few years in Spartan
The board has not yet decided up
on the selection of the site for the
new school building, and while it is
hoped to have the buildings ready for
the opening of the school in the fall,
the additional teachers were elected
conditionally as stated to begin work
when the buildings are ready.
THE WEW PRINCIPAL.
What is Said of Mr. Henry Lee
Dean the New Principal of the
The following from a recent issue
of the Spartanburg Journal will be
read with interest in Newberry. Mr.
Dean is the young man elected prin
ipal of the high school:
''H. L. Dean. who will retire as
principal of the Spartan High se'hool
at the close of the term, has been
elected principal of the graded
schools at Newberry at a salary of
$90 per month. Mr. Dean has been
principal of the Spartan High school
since its organiza.tion and has done
effeient work. He is a well known
and progressive young educator and
in electing him principal of the New
berry schools the trustees have made
a wise choice.
''Mr. Dean was recently elected
principal of the graded school at
Landrum but it is likely that he will
accept the position in Newberry as
his election there is regarded as a de
THE AMUS-U THEATRE.
ontinue to Hold Crowds-Special
Atitractions For This Week.
The management of this little play
ouse has some very attractive at
trctions for this week. Misses Millie
Sloan and Norma Drew will try hard'
to please the many patrons who at
end this theatre, for the first three
:ays. These dainty little people come
to us highly recommended. playing
nly the lIgrger cities. Another great
fe:ture worth mentioning is Miss
Edna Erskine, a high suprano soloist,
wh~io will prov~e a very attractive fea
ture in solos and 'illustrated songs.
Everybody should attend this little
audeville house and enjoy the fun
and laughter t:hat will be presented
A place for much enjoyment you
should go out and be with your many
County Auditor Werts h4s receiv
ed a letter from Comptre!!er~ 'General
A. W. Jones in whieh the latter~
speaks in very complimentary terms
of the returns of income tax so far
made by County Auditor Werts.
(nmtroller Genieral .Jo:nes has been
lrinao the auditors throug2hout the
State to give more attention to this
matter. saying that in most of the
ounties the returns are very unsat
TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS.
President Harms Has Received Check
From Dr. D. K. Pearson for
$10,000 For The College.
President J. 11. Iarns received on
Saturday a check from Dr. D. K.
This is not t0c tirst gift from Dr.
Pearsons. Some years ago through
the effort of President Scherer, Dr.
Pearsons, became interested in New
berry college and made a large do
nation to the endowment fund on the
condition that the friends of the col
lege raise a specified amount.
This check for $10,000 comes un
conditionally and may be used by the
board of trustees in any way they
may deem for the best interest of
the institution, whether it be in put
ting up new buildings, repairing old
ones, or adding to the endowment
fund. The disposition of the fund
will be determined upon at the meet
ing of the board during the com
mencement in June.
In a letter to President Harms,
Dr. Pearsons says: "I have given
my money nearly all away and I am
!happy in doing it." He has given
Newberry college $35,000.
THE CIVIC ASSOCIATION.
Meeting on Wednesday Afternoon
Outing Being Arranged-Some
Things The Association has
The Civic association will hold a
regular meeting in the rooms of the
chamber of commerec on Wednesday
afternoon at five o'clock. The pres
ident urges that every member of
the association who can possibly do
so attend this meeting, as there are
matters of importance to be consid
ered. If every member could also
bring in a new member at this meet
ing it would show the interest that
the members are taking.
The association has accomplished a
good deal since its organization and
the wok which has already 'been
done will bear fruit in the future.
Through the efforts of the associa
tion and with the permission of the
trustees the city council permitted
the association to 'have the use of the
street force and Rosemont cemetery
has been cleaned up and put in excel
Tihe trash ordinance suggested by
the Civic association and endorsed by
the -board of health 'has been passed
by the city council.
The association is planning a lit
tie outing to a near-by city in order
that the members may see what has
been done at otL.er places, and
through the courtesy of President
Childs, of the C., N. & L. railroad,
the members will be taken on tihis
trip complimentary. At the meeting
on Wednesday afternoon this mat
ter will also be considered and the
date of the outing agreed upon.
Speaking of the work done in
Rosemont, if the owners of lots
would now spend a little more time
in having their lots put in good con
dition, it would add very much to the
appearance of the cemetery.
While the work of the association
has been slow of necessity, yet a
great deal has been accomplished, and
tihe members and ~officers should be
encouraged to go forward. It is1
only a question of time, if the mem
bers hold out, before the citizens of
the com.'munity generally will give
their hearty cooperation and wonder
why they had not done so all the
Death of Mr. L. K. Davis.
L. K. Davis of West End died Sun-;
daynightftera-long illness of a eom
plication of diseases aged about 42
years. He came to Newbery about a
year ago from Batesburg. He leaves
a wife and a large family of small
children. He was buried yesterday
at West End cemetery, Rev. J. F.
McGill, performing the 'burial ser
vice. Mr. Davis was a member of the
Baptist church and a good pleasant
hard working man. His family has
the sympathy of many friends.
To Speak in Charleston.
News and Courier, 8th.
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew 's
Lutheran church received last night
a letter from Dr. George B. Cromer,
of Newberry, accepting an invitation
to visit this city and speak to the
Brotherhood. Dr. Cromer will reach
Oharleston next Monday night and
will make an address at half past
6 o'clock Tuesday night at St. An
drew's ehurch. The Brotherhood of
St. Andrew 's rhas cordially invited
all the men of the other Lutheran
churches to be present, and a similar
invitation is extended also to the men
of the eit: g enerally. Dr. Cromecr,
formerly president of Newberrv col
:ege. is a lawyer of distinction and
one of t:he ablest speakers in the
COMMON PLEAS COURT.
Judge J. W. DeVore Presiding
Court Will Suspend Today For
The summer term of the court of
common pleas for Newberry county
convende vesterday morning, Judge
J. W. DeVore. of Edgefield. presid
ing. This is Judge DeVore's first
appearance as presiding judge in
Newberry. He was elected judge of
the 11th judicial circuit at the ses
sion of the general assembly in 1908,
and he very soon thereafter entered
upon the discharge of his duties, the
first court which he held being th-e
special term called at Lexington for
the trial of the Toland negroes for
the murder of the aged white woman
at Cavce. across the river from Co
lumbia in Lexington county. Judge
DeVore has made a fine reputation as
a circuit judge, and has given gen.
eral satisfaction wherever he has held
Yesterday being a legal holiday,
cases could only be tried by consent
of counsel on both sides. There were
no cases ready for trial yesterday
morning, and it was decided to ad
journ until yesterday afternoon,
when the cases of Darby v. the C.,
N. & L., Darby v. the C., N. & L.,
and Caughman v. the C., N. & L.
would be taken up.
Inasmuch as .today will be observ
ed as Memorial day in Newberry, the
court will not ibe in session today ex
cept, possibly, for a little while this
morning if any business should be
brought over from yesterday after
noon. Court will reconvene again to
morrow at 9:30 o'clock.
Tihe term will continue for only
this week, only one week's jury hav
ing been drawn. A roster of cases
for trial has been arranged by the
Literary Societies of Newberry Col
lege Celebrate Fiftieth Anni
On Friday morning at 10:30
o 'clock the Excelsior and Phrenakos
mian literary societies of Newberry
ollege, celebrated their fiftieth an
niversary in Holland ball.
An appreciative audience gathered
to participate in this fiftieth birth
day evercise, to which the members
of the two literary societies 'had in
vited Gov. M. F. Ansel, on the part
of the Excelsior society, and Dr. J.
H. Wilson, of Savannah, on the part
of tihe Phrenakosmian society, and
representatives from all the leading
colleges in the State.
Mr. H. B. Hare gracefully presided
over the ceremonies, and Mr. W. L.
Kibler in a gracious, cordial manner
extended a welcome to the visiting
speakers as well as to those who had
come to lend their presence and en
joy with the college students this
T.hree of the colleges failed to have
their representatives present, it
seems through some mistake in the
hour of the meeting, as some constru
ed the invitation to be for Friday.
These were Wofford, Clemson, and
the Presbyterian college at Clinton.
Those who were present reflected
much credit on the institutions which
they represented. These were J. H.
Sullivan, of the South Carolina uni
vesity; C. B. Elliott, of Erskine; B.
F. Ezell, of Furman; and E. H. Ar
rington. of the Co-educational Insti
tute, of Edgefield.
Dr. Wilson, of Savannah, in his
add.ress rehearsed the early history
of the college from its beginning, and
paid a glowing and .beautiful tribute
to Dr. Smeltzer, who was president
of. the institution in the hard years
following the .war.
Governor Ansel, who is an honor
arv member of the Excelsior society,
in the beginning of his short talk
stated that he had not come to make
an address, 'but to enjoy tihe birth
day occasion, and lend his moral sup
port in celebrating the fiftieth anni
v~ersary of these societies. He tried
to impress upon the young men be
fore him most forcibly the impor
tance of learnin~g to speak. in public,
and told them that there was no .pro
fession in life in~ which they would
not at some tirae or other be glad
of their ability to speak before an
audience, and that now was the time
for such ability to be acquired.
In conclusion the governor express
ed himself as being particularly glad
to be with the members of the socie
ties and to be in Newberry, and he
bade t'he boys godspeed and left
with them the wish that they may
always he found in the front rank of
those things which make for the up
lift of t:he college.
The music furnished by the college
orchestra was very good. indeed. and
was so much enjoyed. They p)layed
several selections and added much to
the ~ ~ ;f;A plaueqfteocain
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
Committees Appointed-New Mem
bers Being Received-Every
One Should Join.
President 0. B. 3Layer. of
ch:11 b1111er i Com ieIree. .h as been in
no liirry in nakilng a1nounceetnents
of thle staning-omittes
It was the purpose of President
Mayer and the new board of gover
nors to get the membership on a
business basis, and to secure as many
new members as possible before mak
ing the appointment of the standing
Every business man in the city of
Newberrv should identify himself
with this organization. but. of coure.
there are always some who will not
A live chamber of commerce can
do a great deal for the commercial
progress and development of the
community, and by united effort only
can very much be done.
It was decided at the beginning of
the present administration to have
in the organization only those who
would be willing to cooperate and
pull together, and take an active
part in the vork of the organization.
Unfortunately some of the mem
bers did not continue their member
ship, but a good many new members
have been added and it is hoped in
the very near future to have the
membership considerably over one
President Mayer, however, has al
ready appointed his committees and
they are given in this connection.
Officers Chamber of Commerce.
0. B. Mayer, president.
Z. F. Wright, 1st vice president.
M. L. Spearman, 2nd vice president
W. G. Mayes. treasurer.
S. S. Cunninham, secretary.
Board of Governors.
0. B. Mayer, Z. F. Wright, M. L.
Spear.n). E. H. Aull, J. M. Kibler.
J. B. .12 C. T. Summer, W. H.
Wallace, V. (. Maves.
Standing and Special Committees.
Manufactures-Z. F. Wright, G.
W. Summer, W. H. Hunts, J. M. Kin
ard, Geo. S. Mower.
C., C. & 0. R. R.-Z. F. Wright,
E. H. Aull, W. K. Sligh.
Transportation-E. M. Evans, E.
R. Hipp, 0. McR. Holmes, J. A. Bur
ton, T. Q. Boozer, J. H. Summer.
Public Improvement-E. H. .Aull,
W. G. Houseal, I. H. Hunt, J. M.
Kinard, Nat Gist, B. H. Kibler, E. C.
Conventions-E. R. Hipp, J. J.
Langford, A. T. Brown, G. L. Epps,
A. J. Gibson, G. F. Wearn.
Membersip-J. H. West, F. R.
Hunter, Robt Mayes.
Auditing Committee-M. M. Bu
ford. W z.. Wallace.
Public EntertUainment-J. M. K,ib
ler, R. H. Wright, F. D. Mower, C. J.
Prcell, J. N. McCaughrin, J. R. Fair,
H. H. Rikard.
Commerce-W. H. Shelley, P. E.
Scott, C. E. Summer, E. M. Evans,
Lexington County-G. W. Summer,
H. L. Parr, W. H. Hunt.
Education-J. H. Harms, G. B.
Cromer, W. A. Stuckey, W. H. Wal
Kempson Ferry Road-C. T. Sum
mer. G. B. Summer, J. C. Goggans,
Jr.. J. A. Peterson.
Steel Bridge Road-Van Smith, P.
E. Scott. E. S. Werts. .J. D. Daven
port. Robt. Parks, J. B. Mayes.
F'inance-M. L. Spearman. J. M.
Kinard, B. C. Matthews, W. G.
Advertising-J. B. Mayes, J. B.
Hunter, L. G. Eskridge, C. D. Weeks,
J. H. Baxter, J. C. Goggans, Jr., J. P.
Statistics-W. H. Wallace, W. A.
MeSwain, G. B. Cromer, G. S. Mower.
Legislation-Alan Johnstone, G. S.
Mower, E. R. Hipp, Arthur Kibler.
Rules-Z. F. Wilson, J. L. Bowles,
[. H. Hunt, L. W. Jones, J. L. Keitt.
Death of Mrs. Nancy Swittenberg.
Mrs. Nancy Swittenberg, widow of
Mr. John Swittenberg, died on Tues
day evening at 8:30 at the home of
her daughter. Mrs. Van Smith, in
Neberry, in the 83rd year of her
ge. having .been sick only a few
~aas. She was buried on Wednes
nay afternoon at Beth Eden, t,he
f: :cra! service being conducted by
her pastor, Rev. J. D. Shealy. The
pall bearers were six of her grand-.
os Richard, Jo'hn, George and
William .Swittenberg, Will Waters
and Claude Smith. Mrs. Swittenberg
leaves three daughters living-Mrs.
Mollie Boozer, Mrs. W. L. Waters
and Mrs. Van Smith-and twelve
The grand lodge of Odd Fellows
neets this week -in Aiken. T'he dele
ates from Pulaski lodge are Messrs.
''. L. Blease. J. Marion Davis. Van
mith. T. Danielson. W. H. Harde
an. Otto Klettner. and M1. M. Sat
From Mollohon lodge the delegates
are Messrs. E. T. Rivers. C. A. Sims,
a J F. McConnell.
Four Ladies Elected on Board of
Trustees-Cemetery Has Been
At meetig )f' the trustees of
Uo.vemt eterV a few days ago
11u 1 llies we.re eleetedi as advisory
memrbers to the trustees. Tliese la
dies are Mrs. James Mcintosh, Mrs.
L. W. Floyd, Mrs. Bernice Martin,
and Miss Fannie McCaughrin.
This is a step in the right diree
tion by the trustees, and these ladies
being active members of the Civic
association, will cooperate with the
trustees in looking after the keep
of the cemetery. Already the city
council, through the efforts of these
ladies and the Civic association has
had the cemetery streets and grounds
cleaned up and put in excellent con
It is to 'be ihoped now that the own
ers of lots who have not already done
so will have their lots cleaned and
kept in good condition.
This should be made a very beau
tiful place and if the owners of lots
will cooperate with the ladies, who
are now members of the board of
trustees, and with. the members of
the Civic association, we are satisfied
that it will always be kept in most
Mr. W. T. Tarrant Dead.
Batesburg, May 7.-Mr. W. T.
Tarrant died at his home in Bates
burg this afternoon at 4 o'clock after
a lingering illness. His remains will
be carried to Newbenry where they
will be interred tomorrow afternoo
at four o'clock.
At the time of his death Mr. Tari
rant was in his 80th year. He w
born in Laurens county, but for many
years before coming to Bate:burg
three years ago he lived in Newberry.
He was twice married and lvlaves a
widow and seven children surviving
him. His last marriage was to Miss
Annie Bates of this city.-T':e State.
Mr. Tarrant was for many years a
citizen of Newberry and a suess
ful merehant and business man. He
was a Confederate. soldier.
He has one son who is a citizen
of Newberry, Mr. Robt. L. Tarrant,
assistant cashier of the Commercial
The funeral was held in Newberry
Saturday and interment at Rose
Medal Contest at Prosperity.
At Prosperity on Friday mght,
May 14, will be held a W. C. T. U.
medal contest, in the city hall, at
8:30 o'clock. Mrs. J. F. Browne will
have .eharge of the musical part of
the program at this meeting.
1 CENT A WORID.I
No advertisement, taken for
less than 25 cents.
LOST-In Drayton street on Sat
day open face gold watch wi
black ribbon fob. Initials A.
H. on gold locket. Reward if .re
turned to Herald and News office.
LOST-Ladies' Gold Bead Necklace.
Reward if returned to residence of
Mrs. J. W. M. Simmons.
WATED-You to look at our line
of Electric Sod Irons, Electric
Fans, Sewing Machine Motors, two
b(all adjusters, Tungstten lamps,
etc. Summer Bros. Co.
LOST-Elks stick pin, diamond setA
ting. Liberal reward is left at The
Herald and News office.
YES! we have sold a lot of garden
and lawn :rubber 4iose, wire screens
and -doors, fly traps, fly paper,
etc., but we have more left and
want your orders.
Summer Bros. Co.
NOTICE-Cotton Seed. W~e want
your .remnuants of seed, and will
pay you highest market price for
same, or will exchange you Meal
and Hulls for same until the 20
day of May, 1909.
Little Mountain Oil Mill & Ferti
SEE US for your needs in Bundi
'Summer Bros. Co.
GET YOUR GLASSES from Dr.
W. Connor, a gradluate of the lar;
est optical college in the word-t
Northern Illinois Coillege of' Chica
go Dr. C'imo;rr i.s located ::er-:a:
ently in Newberry, gives boith :
'A:Q-~ties and subjective te.ss
electr:elty z'nd guarantees his wor
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