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Movements of Many People, New
berrian And Those Who Visit
MIrs. T. N. Parks s)enit Sunday in
the St. Luke's section.
Rev. H. B. Blakeley, of Troy, spent
Mondav in Newberry.
Masters Pierre and James Gaillard
are visiting in Charleston.
M:s. P. B. Langston, of Anderson,
is the guest of Mrs. E. M. Evans.
Mr. James Goggans, of Columbia,
spent Sunday in the city.
Mrs. Della Davenport has returned
from a visit to Columbia.
Masters William and W. B. Oxner
returned today from Whitmire.
Mr. J. J. Garvin. of Kinards, spent
Sunday and Monday in the city.
Mr. J. E. Summer, of Columbia,
spent Sunday in Newbe.rry.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Witt Connor are
visiting in Cokesbury.
Miss Daisy Cannon leaves this week
for Fountain Inn to visit relatives.
Mr. L. P. Mills is spending 'his va
cation at Glenn Springs.
Mrs. Minnie Workman, who has
been visiting in Kinards. :has returned
Mrs.Dolly Long, of St. Luke's sec
tion, spent Saturday in town with her
sister. Mrs. T. N. Parks.
Mrs. Lake Cely, of Greenville, is
spending a short while with her moth
er. Mrs. Wilson, in College street.
Miss Essie Pearson l,aves tomorrow
for Little Mountain to attend the
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Jamieson, of
Atlanta, spent a few days recently in
Mr. J. H. Hair. who is in the River
side hospital in Oharleston, is re
ported as being better.
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Hutchinson
leave today for Union, after a visit
to relatives in this city.
Mrs. F. J. Russell and children left
Saturday for Donnalds to visit rela
Miss Essie Adams returned to Whit
* mire yesterday, after a visit to her
grandmother, Mrs. Della Davenport.
Mrs. James A. Bowers, of Atlanta,
is visiting her mother, Mrs. Martha
Miss Lois Fant is now away from
her post of duty for a two weeks'
* ~ vacation.
Mr. J. Humbert Watson, of. Green
ville, was in Newberry the first of the
Misses Anna Lucile and Helen:
Minter Bobo are visiting Mrs. Claude
Mr. Jas. C. Sample spent a couple
days last week in Columbia, on busi
Mrs. Cole L. Blease is visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Sum
mers, at Pendleton.
Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Austin left yes
terday for Greenville to visit Mr.
Mrs. E. L. Bailes returned Satur
day from a visit to relatives in An
Mr. T. Y. Chalmers, of Oconee eoun
ty. stopped over in Newberry on Fri
day to visit relatives.
Mr. W. A. Asbill has returned from
Poughikeepsie, N. T., where :he has
completed his business eourse.
Mrs. Annie P. Oxner returned to
day to the city, after spending a few
days quite pleasantly with friends in
Mrs. Theodore Scarborough. of
Sumter, is visiting her parents, Dr.
and Mrs. E. C. Jones, in Calhoun
Mrs. Reese and daughter, of Au
-gusta, who have been visiting Mr. T.
J. Davenport, left yesterday for their
.home in that city.
Rev. C. W. Hidden leaves Newbury
port, Mass., today and will start a
protracted meeting at Bush River
Miss Dessie Shackelford has re
turned from Hendersonville and Ashe
ville, N. C., whe.re s'he has been spend
ing her vacation.
'Mrs. M. A. Evans 'has gone to
Edneyville, N. C., a delightful sum
mer resort to spend the balance of the
Mrs. J. A. Thornton and Master
Louis Thornton have returned from
a long visit to her daughter, Miss Ma
*. mie Thornton, in Atlanta.
Messrs. Hugh, J. H., and G. B.
Summer returned Sunday from Louis
iana, Texas and Oklahoma, They re
port that the crops in Texas are poor.
Mrs . W. Nance and daughter,
Miss Katie May Nance, of Lake City,
Fla., are at Little Mountain in atten
dance upon the Sease-Halfacre wed
Mr. Roy Anderson, of Anderson,
and Mr. Ben Anderson. of Greenwood,
spent Sunday and Monday in this
city with their brother. Mr. W. H.
Miss Lizzie Salter left for Chester
Saturday to take charge of the Sal
ter photograph gallery in that city.
Mr. Salter will come to Newberry
and be in charge of the gallery here
for several months.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
Miss Estelle Lancaster, of Govan,
has been elected to teach the Smyrna
school to begin the middle of October,
t"he term to last eight miles.
President J. H. Harms lost a foun
tain pen one day last week and would
appreciate its return if found by
Rev. 0. W. Carmichael, sn A. R. P.
minister, preached two very enjoyable
sermons in the A. R. P. church here
on last Sabbath.
The Calendar of Central Methodist
ciiarch will meet on Thursday with
Mrs. James F. Epting. Notice will
please ba taken that the day is
changed from Wednesday to Thurs
day, and the hour of meeting will be
Rev. G. A. Wright left yesterday
for Parksville and ot'her points where
he will spend sometime. During his
month's vacation there will be no
services in the First Baptist church
on Sunday mornings, but there will
be Sunday school and the mid-week
prayer meetings will be in charge of
the Baraca class. Of eourse on Sun
day nights the union services are be
ASKS A HEARING.
County Auditor Werts, Through His
Attorneys, Asks to Offer Testi
mony as .to Offices.
Messrs. Blease and Dominick, at
torneys for County Auditor Werts.
appeared before the county commis
sioners at their regular meeting on
Saturday afternoon, and asked the
commissioners for a 'hearing on the
question of t'he occupancy of the offi
es in the new court honse.
They brought to the attention of
the commissioners that the case has
never been decided on .its merits, the
supreme cou.rt,inl its recent opinion, re
fusing to consider the merits of the
It wvill be recalled that the county
commissioners some time ago decided
to move County Auditov Werts
into the little office i-n the rear of the
office hyo occupies, givng .the lat
ter office to Judy, of Probate Scham
pert. T:he matter went to the su
preme court, that court holding that
it was a matter entirely with the
county commissioners, all that was de
cided in the opinion being that the
county commissioners are the proper
officers to locate the offices in the court
Mr. Werts now asks that he be al
~lowed a hearing before the commis
sioners so that he can offer such tes
'timony as may be relevant to the
issue and let the commissioners decide
'the controversy on the testimony of
fered. It is undrstood that when the
jommssoners made their fonnmer rul
ing changing the offices, Mr. WVerts
was not notified of the meeting when
the matter was considered, nor was
any testimony taken by the commis
The county comnmissioners reserved
Mr. W. B. Seabrook.
Mr. W. B. Seabrook. who -has dur
ing the past year been touring the
eontinent and whose letters 'have ap
peared in The Herald and News has!
returned to America and has taken a
position on the staff of the Atlanta
Mr. Seabrook is a graduate of New
berry college and received bis first!
newspape.r training in The Herald and
News office. We are pleased to know
that the is going to continue his labors
in the South.
Thbe following in regard to him is1
taken from ''Talking It Over'' in the
Augusta Chronicle of Sunday:
''Mr. William B. Seabrook, city ed
itor of the Chronicle up to the time
that he left on his tour afoot of the
continent, is in the city today. He
has signed with t'he Atlanta Journal,
and before settling down in the Geor-I
gia capital, he is down for a hand
shake and pleasant greeting wit-h his
friends in Augusta-and they are leg-*
''Mr. Seabrook is to be the honor
<,est. this evening, at a banquet by
the Augusta Press Club, at which
there will be present t'he newspaper
workers of the city.
'He will return to Atlanta to
'gh. T D. M."
A HORRIBLE DOUBLE
TRAGEDY ON SUhDAY
TWO YOUNG MEN KILLED BY
Charlie Williams and Ernest Bouk
night Struck by C., N. & L. Pas
senger Train No. 53.
Getting out of vhe way of an ap
proaching passenger train on the
Southern railway, on which they were
walking, Charlie Williams and Er
nest Bouknight, two young men, em
ployees of the Newberry Cotton Mills,
stepped on the parallel track of the
Columbia, Newberry and Laurens road
immediately in front of a passenger
train approaching them from the rear,
and were struck and killed opposite
tie residence of Mr. M. M. Satter
white, about fifty yards below the
Cline street crossing, and about three
hundred yards above the union sta
tion, shortly after three o'clock on
:The young men were walking down
the Southern railway track from
Helena to Newberry, and had just
passed the Cline street crossing when
they saw the Southrn passenger train
No. 11, bound from Columbia to
Greenville, approaching them. This
train, which is due in Newberry at
2.47, was about thirty minutes late.
At the point where they saw the train
approaching, the tracks of the South
ern railway and of the Columbia,
Newberry and Laurens .railway are
parallel and very close together.
Seei-g the Southern passenger ahead
of t'hem, th; young men stepped over
on t-he track of the Columbia, New
berry and Laurens railway. Almost
immediately after they had got on the
C., N. and L. track, with their faces
toward Newberry, they were struck
from the rear by the Columbia, New
berry and Laurens passenger No. 53,
bound from Laurens to Columbia.
Train Close on Them.
Shortly above -the Cline street
crossing the C., N. and L. track makes
a 'harp curve, and it is impossible to
see a train for any distance up the
track. Tihe train, however, was on
the young men almost immediately af
ter they had stepped upon the C., N.
and L. track. The engineer states
that he had given the signal for the
rossing, and that he blew the warn
ing ignal and applied the emergency
brakes as soon as he saw the young
men, but that it was a human impossi
bility to stop the train before rit
truck them, after they stepped upon
Both young men were horribly man
led. Williams was .instantly killed,
and Boiiknight lived but a short time
The body of young Williams, and
young Bouknight, with barely the
breath of life in him, were brought
to the undertaking parlors of Mr. P.
F. Baxter. As state4, Bouknight lived
only a very short 'ehile.
. Inquest Today.
On account of t-be fact that young
Bouknight had not yet died while the
train was in Newberry, but that there
was no possibility of saving his life,
it was decided to let the train go on
to columbia and to bring the crew
back to Newberry for the inquest.
After the death of Bouknight two ju
ries of inquest were empanelled, and
th-e bodies were viewed and the testi
mony of Dr. J. K. Gilder and a part
of the testimony of Jno. Andrew Sat
terwhite, the only eye witness except
the egineer and fireman was taken. The
inquest was then adjourned until this
morning at 8 o'clock.
The young men had just begun their
vacation of two weeks out of the
Newberry Cotton Mills. Both bore
very excellent reputations in the com
muity and had many friends. Neither
was miarried. The former homes of
obh were at Chiapin, where t.heir bod-.
ies were taken for interment on the
C. N. and L. train which left New
berry at S :47 o'clock yesterday morn
Mr. Williams was a son of Mr. C.
P. Wiiams. He was aged about 21
years, and was an active member of
Bergell Tribe, No. 24, Improved Or
d.e.r of Red Men, and of Cateechee
Council, No. 4, Degree of Pocahontas.
Young Bouknight was a son of Mr.
E. R. Bouknight. He war- about 17
years of age.
Red Men a.nd Pocahontas Meet.
A joint meeting of Bergell Tribe
and of Cateechee Coneil was 'held on
Sunday evening at eight o'clock to
seleet pall bearers and an escort of
honor for the remains of Mr. Wil
liams, their departed brother. The
meeting wvas attended by a great num
ber of the members of both. Orders.
The joint mxeeting was called to order
by Sachem 0. 0. Smith, after which
Gireat Junior Sagamore Otto Klett
nr was called to the chair, and in
appropriate words made tihe announce
ment of the sad death of the two
young men, one of whom was a mem
ber of the two Orders which had gath
ered to pay respect to his memory.
Tle following. membem of Bergtell
Tribe were appointed to accompany
-the remains to Chapin, in the capaci
I Escort For Deceased Member.
Rev. W. C. Kelly. young Bouknight's
pastor, who conducted Ithe funeral
exercises over his body, the funeral
exercises over the body of youlg Wil
iams being conducted by is pastor.
t-.e Rev. .J. F'. Alaaill.
Honorary Pall Bearers-Cannon G.
Blease, prophet; 0. 0. Smith, sachem;
R. P. Franklin, senior sagamore; B.
B. Leitzsey. junior sagamore: Otto
Klettner, chief of records; P. F.
Baxter, keeper of wampum; E. L.
Rodelsperger. deputy great sachem.
Marshal-J. H. Chappell.
Active Pall Bearers-Van Smith,
James Caldwell, J. M. Gui. J. L.
Williams, H. C. Boukight., Mason
Honorary Pall Bearers from the
Council of Pocahontas-Miss Annie
Mae Chappell, Mrs. S. A. Attaway,
Mrs. C. A. Bouknight, Mrs. Rebecca
Rikard. Miss Viola Rikard, Miss An
nie Bouknight, Miss Jessie Coleman,
Miss Lizzie Clamp, Miss Katie Spence,
Miss Be.rtha Metts.
Courtesy of The C., N. & L.
Messrs. Blease & Dominick, who
represent the Columbia, Nevberry
and Laurens Railroad company in
Newberry, were in communication
with President Childs on Sunday af
ternoon and arranged wi}h him to offer
to take the bodies of the young men to
Chiapin, and to take the fathers and
mothers and brothers and sisters of
the young men, and the pall bearers
and honorary escort from Bergell
Tribe and Cateechee Council, free of
cost. In making this offer at
the meeting on Sunday evening Mr.
Blease stated that, while the railroad
in no way felt itself responsible for
the death of the young men, looking
upon it as an accident which no hu
man foresight could have prevented,
yet the .railroad officials, as did ev
erybody else regretted the unfortunate
tragedy deeply, and in accordance
with his suggestion President Childs
Oad readily consented to. the arrange
ment which he had suggested.
Orders Escorted Remains to Train.
The members of Bergell Tribe and
of Cateechee Council met in their hall
at 7:30 o'clock yesterday morning,
and accompanied the remains to the
train in a body.
In addition to t'he relatives and
pall bearers and escort, a number of
the friends of the two young men ac
companied the remains to Chapin.
The families declined to accept t'he
offer of the C., N. & L.
The: courtesy of t'he railr.oad, how
ever, was accepted and appreciated
by the representatives of the two or
ders, who accompanied the remains.
Southern Returned to Newberry.
The Southern train was just pass
ing or had just passed as the young
men were struck by the other train,
the young men having just got out
of the way of the Southern. Just
after the train 'had passed two pas
sengers on the rear coach of the
Southern saw the two young men ly-.
ing by t-he side of the track, and they
also saw a negro between the two
tracks. It appears that a negro who
was a passenger on the Southern had
lost his hat, 'his hat having blown
off at about that point, and he had
attempted to jump off the train to get
~is hat, and -had fallen. The two pas
sengers thought the Southern train
had killed the two you.ng men and also
the negro, and informed t'he conductor
of what they had seen. By this time
the Southern had reacihed Helena.
Thinking the Southern had killed the
three parties, the conductor of the
Southern train brought his train back
to the union station at v Newberry.
After learning that the tragedy was
on tihe other road the Southern pro
eeeded on its way.
The negro who jumped oftf the
Southern train was not hurt.
ISecond Tragedy of Kind.
It was very near this same spot
~some months ago that a negro, Elbert
Brown, was killed in almost exactly
the same manner. He was walking
along t'he Southern~track when he saw
Southern passenger No. 16, the night
train coming down, approaching him.
He stepped off the Southern track to
be struck by the night freight on the
C., N. & L. coming down. On that oc
asion both trains were going in the
The City Sympathizes.
It was a great shock, not only to
the parents and relatives and friends
of the young men, but to the commun
ity generally, when it was learned
that two young men -had been thus
sudenly hurled into eternity, and
the sorely bereaved families have the
deep and heartfelt sympathy of the
rarmers' Union Picnic.
There will be a Farmers' Union
naniec in front of the parsonage near
Piney Woods church on Friday, Au
ust 20th. There will be speaking
by prominent men and music for the
occasion. Everybody is invited to at
FARM EXTENSION SCHOOL.
Opened Yesterday Morning With
Fairly Good Attendance.-To
Continue Through Friday.
The farm extension school opened
in the g-raded school building vester
day morning, with Prof. D. N. Bar
row, of Clemson colle-e. in charge.
There were about twenty or twenty
five farmers present, coming from all
sections of the county.
The school will continue through
The subjects of soil fertility, in
sects and their treatment, handling
and treatment of animals, commercial
fertilizers,. -improvement of seed
plants. and all subjects relating to the
farm. will be discussed by the pro
fessors of Clemson college and rep
resentatives of the United States de
partment of agriculture. On Friday,
Prof. D. W. Daniel Will deliver an ad
dress on the value of education to the
Those in charge of the school are
experts in their various lines, and it
is hoped as many of the farmers as
can will attend these meetings. There
will be two sessions a day, one in the
morning and one in the afternoon.
Not only the farmers, but the citi
zens of Newberry and the county gen
erally are inNited to attend this
school and to lend their co-operation
The following invitations 'have been
received in Newberry and will inter
est 'a large number of friends of the
popular young people:
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Swittenberg
request the honor of your presence at
the marriage of their daughter
Mr. L. L. Hunter
August the eleventh, nineteen hun
dred and nine, at seven o'clock
Newberry, S. C.
W. C. T. U. MEDAL CONTEST.
Winners of Silver Medals Will Con
test for Gold Medal.- Barbe
ene at Utopia.
On the tenth of this month, whieh
will be the second Tuesday, Mr.
Water I., Herbert, expects to have
his annual barbeeue in the grove in
front of his home at Utopia.
'This day will also be celebrated by
a temperance rally to be under the
auspic'es of the Newberry and county
W. C. T. Unions. The contest for the
Gold Medal~ offered by t'he Newberry
union will be held on'this day, the con
testants all being winners of silver
medals at former contests. Those wvho
will enter this contest for t7he gold
medal are Misses Mabel Williamson,
Etta Shelley, Josephine Dunbar, and
Master James Kinard.
A large crowd is expected at Utopia
on this occasion. Mrs. J. W. White,
president of the Ne'wberry union, is
endeavoring to get one or more cele
brated temperance speakrs to be
present and make a speech on that
day on this all important question.
Old Song Concert.
An affair which promises to'be a
very enjoyable and interpsting one is
the Old Song Concert whiebh will be
given at the handsome residence of
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Summer in East
Main street, Tuesday evening, Au
gust 10th, at 8.30 o'clock. This con
cert is under the auspices of the ladies
aid society of the Church of th2e Re
deemer and no invitations other than
given through the newspapers will be
extended. The public is invited.
Mean maximum 89.2
Mean minimum 63.1
Maximum 98; date 3rd.
Minimum 62; date 21st.
Greatest daily .range, 27th.
Total 6.35 inches.
Greatest in 24 hours 2.24 inches;
Number of days with .01 inch or
more precipitation, 13.
Clear 9; fair 11; cloudy 11.
Dates of Taunderstorms.
6th, 7th, 13th, 15th, 16t'b, 22nd.
23rd, 26th, 28th, 29th.
On 26th precipitation 1.50 inches
in 45 minutes.
W. G. Peterson, C. 0.
Beth Eden Union.
Beth Eden Farmers' Union. No. 109
will give a Hash picnic. August 11th.
Everybody 'is invited and if any
farmers of any community wish to
join us, wili be glad to consider their
applications that day.
N. H. Caldwell.
C. M. Folk,
CIVIC ASSOCIATION 'CUE.
Dinner to Be Served in %be Old Court
House on Wednesday.--Good
Dinner Looked Forward To.
The civic association barbecue on
Wednesday will be served in the old
court house. The dinner will be
cooked by the famous 'eueist, Mr. Pat
Blair, which is a guarantee that it
will be good.
There will be some addresses on
civic improvement and other sub
jects of interest.
The 'cue is given in a.worthy cause
and this, in conneetion with the fact
that the dinner will be first-class and
will be served by the ladies them
.selve;, should bring out a large crowd.
1 CENT A WORD.
No advertisement taken for
less than 25 cents.
ALL PERSONS are hereby forbid
den to -hire or harbor Call Chal
mers for the year 1909, as he is
under contract for me during that
time. George F. Krell.
"FLOUR, FLOUR,' This week, best
in sacks per bbl., $6.50; per sack 4
85 cents. If you have been paying
too much, come to see me.
Smith Bros. ,
LOST-On Main Street, Wishbone
brooch. set with pearls and r ner
alds. Reward if returned to this
FOR SALr-One gentle pony, - six r' .
years old, well broken. Suitableifor
use of ladies or child'ren. . Apply to
P. B. Odell,
Whitmire, S. C.
FOR SALE-At Slighs," Newberry
County, 108 acres good land in
cluding the J. A.- Sligh old 'home.
Apply to R. A. Sligh,
Slighs, S. C.
or Hunter & Sligh,
8-3-09-tf. Newberry, S. C.
FOR RENT-The Paysinger Store
now occupied by J. J. Dean. Posses
sion given September 1. For terms,
apply to A. -C. Jones,
Newberry, S. C.
FOR.RENT-Store and eight rroom
house with all modern conv.enieriees.
Mrs. R. L. Paysinger.
NEWERY COLLEGE REUION
-I will furnish a first class barbe
cue dinner at 50 cents for all those
who don't care to bring dinner with
them. Also will sell pork and matr
ton right from the pit, and also re
freshments of various kinds on the
Come one and all, and enjoy one
day off meeting your frienids.
A. N. Boland.
Date is FKriday, August 6, 1909.
I HAVE OPENED A Restaurant in
the rea~r of the old Candy Kitehen,
next door above Klettner's, whrere
I will serve the best the market
affords. My old customers and all
otVhers are cordially invited to call.
Chas. W. Douglas.
FRESH HOME RAISED Saur Kraut
for sale by J. C. Sample.
FOR SALE-One Tozier Engine 20
horse power; one boiler 30 Lorse
power, two Eagle gins, one no 3
Bass press. Also belting, pulleys,
all in good shape.
- B. M. Havird,
7-20-09-tf. Silver Street, S. C.
GET YOUR GLASSES from Dr. G.
W. Connor. a eraduate of the larg
est optical college in the world-tbe
Northern Illinois College of Chica
go. Dr. Connor is located perman
ently in Newberry, gives both the
objective and sub.jective tests by
electricity and guarantees his work
Office over Copeland Brothers.
SUMMER CLEARANCE SALE.
We offer at and below cost all men's9
and boys' clothing, straw hats,
men's and boys' pants. Summer
dress goods. All laces and embroid
eries. Summer lap-robes. Ham
mocks, fans, Ladies' hats and flow
ers, Summer parasols. Ready made
skirts. Men's and Ladies' slippers,
tans, whites and blacks.
7-30-9-2t. Prosperity, S. C.