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Movements of Many People, New- t
berrian And ihose Who Visit :'
Hion. C~ole L. Blease is attending
cou'rt at Laurens.
Mrs. Hudzoi. of Lexington, is the
guest of Mrs. ',. J. Derrick.
Mr. H. B. Reid, of McAdamsville,
N. C., is on a visit to his brother, Mr.
B. B. Reid.
Master James Sloan, of Greenville,
is visiting at the home of Mr. F. N.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Roland Spearman,
of Alabama. are on a visit to rela
Dr. D. D. Wallace, of Spartanburg,
is on a visit to his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Wallace.
Mrs. Mary Evans is on a visit to
her son, Dr. 0. B. Evans, of Maybin-h
The Misses Efird, who have been I
visiting Miss Rosaline Summer, have
returned to their home in Lexington.
Miss Lucy Anderson, who has been
visiting her brother. Mr. W. H. An
derson, left on Saturday for Water
loo to visit for a while.
Mr. John K. Aull, court stenogra
pher of this circuit left the first of
the week for Laurens to attend court
which is n session there this week.
Mrs. Lambert W. Jones leaves to
morrow for an extended visit to Vir
.ginia and North Carolina. She will
be gone several weeks.
Miss Lucia Spearman left Friday
for Los Angeles, Cal., where she will
make her home in the future, with her ]
uncle, Mr. Jake Long.
Col. E. H. Aull went to Greenville
yesterday afternoon to complete ar
rangements for the meeting of the
Mrs. W. H. Washington, of Laur
ens, who has been visiting her sister,
Mrs. 0. B. Mayer, returned to her,
lone on Saturday.
Misses Helen and Lois Goggans
have returned home from their re
spective schools and will spend the
summer in Newberry.
Mrs. A. C. Brannen, of Roanoke,'
Ala., is visiting her brother, Mr. J. I
0. Dan.iels and her sister, Mrs. E. E.1
Mrs. H. H. Sweets returned to her
home in Louisville, Ky., last T:hurs-.
.day after a pleasant visit to relatives
Mrs. J. W. Humbert leaves tomor-'
row for Edgefield to attend the an
nual meeting of 'the Woman 's For
~eign Missionary society which con-.
venes there this week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Stewart, who
-h.ave been visiting Mr. Stewart']
mother, Mrs. H. S. Boozer, left today. '
Mr. Stewart returned to his work in I
Florida and Mrs. Stewart has gone to*
Blacksbttrg to remain for some time.K
Mr. William Coleman, president of ,
the Glen-Lowry Mfg. Co., and Mr.
and iMIrs. Thad Coleman, of Whitmire,I
spent a few hours in Newberry on
yesterday hiaving come through the
contry in Mr. Coleman 's automobile.I
Mrs. George Epps. Mrs. S. J. Woot
en and Miss Alice West leave tomor
row for Edgefield to attend the an
nual meeting of the Woman's For
eign Missionary society of the Metho
Mrs. A. Jackson Bowers and Miss
NMary Lou Bowers left for Richmond.
'Va., last week, having b'?en called
'there on account of the serious illness
of Mrs. Bowers' brother. Rev. George!
Brown. Mr. Borwn is in the memQr
'ial L.:gital at Riehmond. t
Mr. James F. Epting an'd Misses <
Mattie Adams and Lizzie Salter leave i
t-his week for St. George to attend:.
the annual State meeting of t'he Ep-'
worth league. They will carry with;t
t'hem an invitation to the league to (
meet in Newberry ir. 1910.
Mr. A. C. Jones. traveling sales
man for a New York house was at
Ware Shoals a few days ago. He was
reared near here and his friends are
'glad to know of the success he has
achieved as a salesman.--Ware Shoals
ceor. Honiea Path Chronicle.
Mr. 'Raymond Hunter Dominiek, of
the county, has returned to his home1
from Spartanburg where 'he has been1
attending Wofford college. Mr. Dom
iniek was a member of the class of
1909. having received his diploma
just a few days ago. The class of1
this year was the largest that has
'ever been sent out from Wofford col
The following will attend the Con-i
federate reunion to he held in ("les- i
ter: Col. 0. L. Schumpert. Messrs.
M. M. Buford. J. W. JTohnsou, WV. WV.]
Willi,ams. D. A. Ruff. N. H. Young, J.
0. Rikard. L. S. Bowers. and R. I.:
tudewayer. TI'ley will be accompaii
ed by Miss Carrie Pool as sponsor
Id MNiss Mary Carwile Burtou as
alaid of honor.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
Rev. C. W. Hidden will preacli at
1,sh river on the comingl Sunday
ubject. '"The First Psalm.''
There will be regular mid week ser
-ices at the Lutheran Church of the
Zedeemer on Wednesday evening.
Rev. J. F. McGill has been holding
t meeting in the Second Baptist
-hurch in Clinton mills during the
Rev. D. G. P.hillips and family have
ompleted their moving to their new
iome in Chester and are now comfor
ably domiciled there.
Mr. Robert Norris, who attended
he State bankers' convention at
Nrightsville Beach last week as a
-epresentative of the National bank,
.eports a most delightful trip. He
vas accompanied by Mr. Frank Hipp.
Mr. John M. Kinard, president of
he Commercial bank, who attended
he bankers' convention at Wrights
ille Beach last week was reeleted
hairman of the executive committee,
vhich puts him in line for the presi
Lency of the convention.
Mr. C. M. Williams, who has been
aken to the hospital in Columbia, is
-eported to be better. Mr. Williams
ia.s been in Columbia for the past
veek, and it is to be hoped the treat
nent there will be of much berafit to
Mrs. R. D. Wright. of Newberry,
)resident of the U. D. C., in response
o an invitation extended to her by
Ion. A. L. Gaston, chairman of the
lnvitation com,,iittee to attend the
eunion, has written him a letter ae
epting the invitation. She will be
mtertained by Mr. and Mrs. S. M.
fones.-Chester Lantern, June 18.
Rev. W. B. Lindsay, of Memphis,
enn., has been extended a call by
:he members of the A. R. P. ohurch
>f th-is palce, but up to this time he
las not responded. Rev. Mr. Lindsay
s a na-tive of Chester, S. C. He is
L young, unmarried man, and is one
>f the best preachers in the connee
Mr. J. D. Davenport, president of
he Exchange bank, who attended the
>ankers' convention at Wrightsville
Beach last week, 'says it was one of
he most delightful meetings the as
~oiation hias ever held, and that the
~ewberry representatives are under
>bligation to Mr. Chas. N. Evans,
~ashier of the Sout-hern National
>ank, of Wilmington, for many kind
Will Engage in Newspaper Work.
Miss Mae Lucile Smith; tyhe efficient
tenographer of the law firm of Hunt,
iun.t and Hunter has resigned her
osition in that office and left the
irst of the week for her home in
?endersonville, N. C. During the
ummer Mes Smith has engagements
: report the happenings around
iendersonville for two of the leading
ewspape.rs, and also appointments on
everal papers for short stories and
rticles. In the fall she intends to
~onneet herself with some newspa
>er and will devote her entire time to
his class of work. D)uring Miss
mith's stay in Newberry she has won
tlarge number of friends through
ter kind and obliging manner and by
ter charming personality and it is
vith regret that they learn of her de
ision not to return to this city.
Death of Mr. Pressly Henry.
Mr. Pressly Henry, one of the city's
idest citizens, being over 80 years
f age, passed away on Sunday af
ernoon, after a long illness. For the
ast three weeks he had been eriti
ally ill and for a number of years he
tad been paralyzed.
He was a member of the A. R. P.
hurch and was a devoted and consis
et Christian. He was a most ar
os student of the Bible and knew
~rrtion1 by portion of it by heart.
iany are the kind words spoken of
tim by friends and -acquaintances left
The burial took place at Cannon
i'reek graveyard with Rev. Ira S.
'aldwell conducti ng the service, as
isted by Dr. J. W. Wolling and Rev.
F. M. Friday. Mr. Henry leaves 'his
vife and one son to mourn his depar
ure, besides a large family connec
ion, and a host of friends. His son,
'r. Howard Henry, returned from
landerbilt university some weeks
igo, and was with his father during
:he last illness.
Children's Day at Bush River.
The Childlren 's Day'' pienie on
he rounds at Bush River church is
o be held on Saturd-ay, July 3. The
hildren are planning an attractive
rogram. The picnic will be a publie
A CCIDENTAL HOMICIDE.
Mr. T. Orlando Wicker Accidentall
Killed by Mr. Caldwell Ruff at
All uni fortilunate lionlieide oCClrre
in the county Sundayi morning be
t weeil eight and nine o clock wher
Mr. T. Orlando Wicker was shot b:
a pistol in the hands of Mr. Caldwel
Ruff, which was accidentally dis
Mr. Wicker is a young man, unmar
ried, about 24 years of age, and live<
with his widowed mother about ter
or eleven miles east of Newberry or
the Pomaria road. He is a grandsoi
of the late Thomas V. Wicker, o
Newberry. Mr. Ruff is a son of Col
D. A. Ruff and a young man wit]
The testimony which we print here
with gives all of the facts so far a
we know them. The burial of Mr
Wickeir was held yesterday at Beth
,Coroner Felker held the inquses
Sunday morning taking with hin
Constable C. G. Blease. Sheriff Bu
ford also went out to attend the in
Mr. Ruff yesterday afternoon ap
peared before the coroner and wa
admitted to bail in the sum of $1000
this being according to the verdic
of the jury a case of accidental kill
ing, the coroner under the statute ha
permission to grant bail. Corone
Felker, however, communicated wit
$olicitor Cooper at Laurens before h
i The Testimony.
Dr. Z. T. Pinner, sworn says:
was called about 9 a. m. this mornins
to Mr. Caldwell Ruff's. Message. con
veying that Mr. Bub Wicker wa
shot. I reached Ruff's house abou
9:15,t found Mr. Wicker lvng oi
front porch dead. I examined bod;
and death caused by-certificate here
to affixed. I certify that Orland
Wicker came to his death by a bulle
wound in right side of neck, passin
internal carotid artery, causing in
(Signed) Z. T. Pinner
Loamma Ruff, sworn says: I wa
sitting on keg on front porch of Ca!I
well Ruff's house. I heard pistol fire
Bub Wicker said, addressing Cald
well, "You have shot me.'' Bu
said, phone to doctor quick as yoi
can. I was laying on my hand, fac
ing road. Caldwell was some wher
about door. There was no dispute o
fuss before shooting. I don't knox
why Bub came up this morning. H
comes here occasionally. . I don'
know why Cald'well had pistol oui
neither the size of same. Bub wa
sitting down, Caldwell standing ur
John Nance was on piazza. All thre
of us were sitting in a row. We wer
sitt.ing on left hand side of piazza.
did not see pistol until shot was fired
I heard it, I was not asleep. I neve
heard Caldwell say anything when h
walked out. Bub leaned over whe>
shot. C-adwell 'was in front ha]
door. Bub came by himself here
Been no fuss. I do not know why hv
went back and got pistol. Caldwel
never carried pistol at all: Wielm
had no pistol.
(Signed) Loamma Ruff.
Johnnie Nance, sworn says: Cald
well Ruff, Bub'Wicker, Loamma Rul
and myself were sitting in porch talk
ing and laughing. Caldwell Ruff wen
in house and came ont to door, pisto
fired. Bub Wicker said, send for doe
tor quick. Caldwell Ruff unbreaee
pistol and said. Lord, I didn't knox
this pistol was loaded. There was nv
dispute before then at all. Shot fire4
between 8 and 9 o'clock.
(Signed) John Nanee.
John Nance. recalled: Ruff firs
phoned for doctor and then sent nie
gro for him. I don 't know which wa;
ie went. We were sitting on piazzi
when Bub came up. There was nv
words or feeling at all. I do not re
member whether they spoke or not
It was half hour after Bu.b came uj
until Caldwell went in house and go
pistol. No words at all to cause m
'to think there were hard feelings.
was here last night. Bub did not sta.
here last night. Caldwell did not sa;
:nything about him going away
Strange he left. Ruff said I wouldn'
have done it far anything. Wieke
nly said, send for doctor, I am shol
I went off a few minutes after sho
to take Auntie over to negro hous
and came back in about ten minutes
found him dead.
(Signed) John Nance.
The State o.f South Carolina.
An inquisition, indented, taken a
No. 11 township, in -the county an
State aforesaid. the 20th day of June
A. D., one thousand nine hundred an
nine. before WV. E. Felker. coroneu
upon the view of the body of T. Or
lando Wieker, of Newberry counfts
- , o"il there being dead, by th
oaths of W. W. Lominack. R. L. Lomn
iack, G. WV. Shealy. J. WV. Alewin'
J. P. heay . W. Wicker, J. F
GRAND JURY PRESENTMENT.
Two Cases of Vagrancy-Several
Road Reported in Bad Con
S Ti Ilis Iionor Judge J. W. )eVore,
- p I WC. the zrand jury for
the year 1909. beg tt report dhat we
have acted upon all bills handed to
I as by the solicitor and have reported
- our findings on same to the court.
We desire to express our apprecia
- tion of the timely and cogent re
I marks of the presiding ,udge in re
i gard to the indifference shown to rec
i ommendations emanating from our
i body, by parties who are indisposed
E toward the law regulating the rela
tion existing beFtween them as public
i servants and the grand jury as a su
- We, also, bear in mind remarks
emanating from the same source re
.rgarding vagrancy an I the consequent
results and herein assure the court
the best efforts of each and all of us
L shall be exercised in the ibolition of
i this dangerous element in connection
. with which we report one Jonas Sul
. tan and name as witnesses to the
fact Charles Sheely and C. F. Lathan.
Also Henry Williams with Butder
Cromer and Newton Darby as wit
nesses. We request the court to take
the necessary steps for their appre
hension and punishment should they
be found guilty by the officers desig
nated for their examination.
Committees have been appointed
for the examination of the condition
of the offices of the county-the
county home, jail and chain gang
also condition of public highways
whose duty it shall be to make an ex
haustive examination of such matters
as come within the province of each
committee and to report their find
t ings at the next term of the court of
The following highways are report
ed to us as being in bad condition,
1. The road from Vaughnville to
- Island Ford bridge.
2. The road from Mudlic creek
bridge to Mudlie school house.
3. The road from . Kinards along
- R. F. D. No. 1 to Belfast. The
bridge over Bush river on this road
- is in an unsafe . condition.,
S4. Fr'om Jesse Senn 's shop by H.
1 D. Boozer's to Trinity church. This
- road has been reported repeatedly be
r. 3. From Dominick's to Bush river
6. From Bush river church by Wmn.
Smith's to Ninety Six road.
S7. From. Whitmire to Newberry
.about 1 1-2 miles from Whitmire at
Sa point between t<le Phifer place and
a the Albert Anderson place-there is ai
[ dangerous cave-in at this point, that
.may be fixed, if work is done on it
e at once, otherwise, we are informed,
Sthat a new road will have to be pur
'chased and built.
1A committee of our 'body
-has visited,- and examined the
2condition and effect of the
I pond known as La.ngford mill
pond, and are convinced that its coa
tinuance is a menace to the health of
the surrounding community, and as i
- allows rio drainage to Scott's creek,
!which empties into it, for 'quite a di:5
- tance-the consequent flooded areci,
is a'source of danger to life, and a
1 cause for entire loss in value to prop
- erty, for quite a distance from its
I outlet. We recommend that the solic
Sitor place the matter before the Stata
i board of health in such manner as is'
I preseribed by law.
We are informed that the magis
trate of No. 4 township is remiss in
t duty in not serving warrants of arres:
-upon a man living near Whitmnr"',
rcharged with shooting a negro wo-;
iman. Said magistrate is hereby in
> structed to apprehend the party
- harged in t.he warrant with said
.cenme at once.
>We recom:nend tl at the usualfe
tbe paid our clerk.
J. W. Wilson,
June 13. 1909.
Epting, W. B. Lominack, H. F. Lomi
nack, J. H. Harris, D. J. DeHart, Jr.,
E. B. Feagle, J. J. Epting being a
lawful jury of inquest, who being
charged and sworn to inquire, for the
State of South Carolina, where and
by what means the said T. Orlando
:Wicker came to his death, upon their
oaths do say that the said T. Orlando
Wicker came to his death by a pistol
shot wound accidentally in the hands
of Caldwell Ruff.
And so the said jurors aforesaid.
upon their oaths aforesaid, do say.
that the aforesaid that the said T. Or
lando W\icker came to is~ death in the
means and manner aftoresaidl.
In witness whereof. I. W. E. Fel
ker, coroner. aforesaid. and the jurors
- aforesaid, to this inquisitien, have Set
Our hiands and seals, the da and year
COUNTY S. S. ASSOCIATION.
Innual Meeting of the Association
Will be Held At Smyrna
Church July 21-22.
The County Sunday S!io0l associa
tion will hold its aninual convention
m July 21 and 22. 1909. at Smvrna
,hurch. The following program has
)een arranged for the occasion:
July 20, 10:30. Song service and
levotional exercise conducted by Mr.
Jno. C. Goggans.
Enrollment of delegates and col
Report of the secretary and treas
11:15 a. m. Topic: The 20th cen
tury Sunday school awakening by
r. J. M. Way, general State secre
11:45. The men and woman of the
future, what shall they be?.by Miss
Grace W. Vandiver, State superin
tendent of theelementary department.
12 m. What the church owes to the
Sunday school by Col. W. H. Hunt.
12:15. Report of the State conven
tion, by Jas. F. Epting.
2 p. m. Song service and devotion'
al exercises by Dr. E. C. Jones.
2:15 p. m. Round table on primary
wo-rk conducted by Miss Grace W.
2:45 p. m. What books should be in
a Sunday school teacher's libarary
and whyl Open discussion.
3 p. m. Round table. The Sunday
school teacher conducted, by Mr. J. M.
3:45 How to increase Sunday
school attendance, Rev. J. E. James.
July 22, 10 a. m. Song service and
devotional exercises by Rev. E. Ful
10:15 a. m. The organized adult
Bible class by Mr. J. M. Way.
10:45 a. m. The cradle roll in the
Sunday school by Mrs. M. A. Carlisle.
11 a. m. Theh ome department by
r. Jas. F. Epting.
11:15. The Sunday school and the
pastor by Rev. J. H. Harms, presi
dent of Newberry college.
11:30 a. m. Teacher's union, what
they would do for the Newberry coun
ty association by Miss Grace W. Van_
11:45 a. m. How to hold the boys
in the Sunday school, Prof. S. J.
12m. Mission in the Sunday school,
Dr. J. W. Wolling.
.12.30 p. m. Appointing committees.
Afternoon, 2 p. m. Song service and
devotional ex?rcises, H. M. Henry.
2:15 p. m. Raising pledges for next
2:45 p. m. Round table. The Sun
day school superintendent by Mr. J.
3:15 p. m. Th e preparation of the
primary teacher for teaching the les
son, Miss Grace W. Vandiver.
3:30 p. m. Report of committees.
Election of o#ieers. Election of del
egates to State convention..
4 p. m. Adjgurnment.
The people of the Smyrna commun
ity expect a large crowd at this con
vention and are looking or you, pas
tor, superintendent, teacher and dele
E. C. Jones,
J. E. James,
P. C. Gaillard,
The Epworth league, of Central
Methodist chureh, will meet Friday
evening at 8:30. The subject for the
evening's discussion will be "The
Days of June.'' This is- the title of
a very attractively written little book
y Miss Mary Culler White, and de
diibes the beautiful life and work of
Miss June Nicholson, an Edgefield
girl who went as a missionary t
China. Her health gave way unrdet
her arduous duties and the unwhole
ome climate, and she was compelled
to return to Edgefield to recuperate.
Instead of growing strong again, how.
ever, she was called home to her re
All the members of the league are
urged to come out. The delegates
from the State meeting will have re
turned by then and they will no doubt
eive some enthusiastic talks of the
All persons are hereby warned not
to trespess upon the lands of the un
dersigned, located in Township 11. by
nteeng upon it. carrying of
blackberries, pine straw.. o~
aything else. or cultivating
t.' by allowign their stnek
to tresass upon it. Any one so tres
assing will be prosecuted to the ex
ent of the law.
AT THE AMUS-U THEATRE.
Geo. Clancy Entertainologist and Miss
Grace Gilmore, the Dainty Sou
brette Make a Hit.
A g-reat treat was 'iven to the pat
rona-e of the Amus-U the:.tre yes
terday afternoon and evening in the
wor,k of Mr. Geo. Clancy. who call:
His first imitation was that of Mr.
Ben. Welch, the Hebrew and Italian
actor of the American stage. Mr.
Clancy's Italian dialect was very
good. Next 'he g imitation of
.Raymond Hitch ging, " Ai't
it funny what a li smoke will do."
Mr. Clancy added r-eral parodies t
this song which gain favor with the
audience, especially his verse upon
Jeffrey and Johnson. He was en
cored several times. He then went
into comedy, giviig imitations of
school children on 'he last day of
school, which was e.cruitatingly fun
ny. Next he gave an imitation of the
character of High Hollow in the play
called, "Way Down East."
Mr. Clancy endeded his part of the
entertainment, which was by far his
best work, giving an imitation of the
late Sir Henry Irvin in, "The Bells."
He showed considerable dramatic tal
ent, which is seldom seen in vaude
ville. Mr. Epting is to be congratu
lated for -having secured such an ar
tist for this theatre, as Mr. Clancy
has played only the large cities of
the United States and it took consid
erable inducement to get him here.
It is announced that on Thursday
and Friday night, Mr. Claney will add
to his imitations one of Richard
Mansfield's, as that of Dr. Jekyll and
Mr. Hyde. Judging from his imita
tion of Sir Henry Irvin it will beyond
doubt prove a great success.
Another great feature this week is
Miss Grace Gilmore, who is somewhat
different from the average soubrette,
having a sweet singing voice, charm
ing personality, and looks that would
make Lillian Russell envious. She
was liberally applauded on her songs
and took several bows. Her costumes
that she wore yesterday afternoon
and evening were of the -latest designs
made by Worth, Paris. She made An
awful hit in her last song with the
audience and when 'one sees -her, it
makes you feel as though you coul4
see her every night. a -
The managemient seemed to make s
special effort in having two new .reels
of life motion pectures which mekes
this bill by far tL.e besti seen. since
the opening of the l'ttle theatre. Sev
eral new fans have been installed,, as
could 'have been seen by the many who
attended last evening. So comfar
table and so entertaining are the per
formances at this theatre that there
seems to b4 a universal ery, "I love
my home, but 0, .you Amus-U thea
tre.' "Prices still remain- the same, 5
and 10 cents.~ Pictur4s changed.daily.
ISPECIAL NOTICES~ .
1 CENT A WORDX
No advertisemneht Zaer for
less than 25 ctents.
BRICK .r0z SALE-By Littleton
Brick Yard Company, Littleton, S.
C. Lowest prices offered by any
firm. 100,000 now on hand at a
special bargain. 2-3 ha~rd. S'amples
at T. M. R45gers' Jewelry Store.
Ice Tea Glasses and Saucers .to
Anderson 10c. Co.
JEWELRY REPAIRING-Notice to
my friends. I am better prepared'
than ever to do all ki.nds of repair
work. Will send after your clock 3.
All work done promptly and gue:
.anteed. T. M. Rogers, Jeweler.
"What is the loss? What is the ia
~ranc?'' These are the first ques
tions asked after every fire If you
are not well insu'red, better attend to
it at once. J. A. Burton, Agent.
BARBECUE-We will furnish a' first
class barbecue at Jno. A. Crome: 's
place. Friday, July 16. Game osf
ball in afternoon. Everything fit st
Dutth collars and Jabots attached
Valencienes Lace inserted by hem
stitching. 25c. value 10 cents each.
Anderson 10c. Co.
When fire visits you it usuallyi
strikes hard. That's why you should
nt neglect taking out that insurarn'e
policy. J. A. Burton, Agent.
.Jelly Glasses, ruit Jar rubbers anad
Anderson 10c. Co.