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VOL XLVI NTO 62 NEWBERRY, S. C. FRID)AY. A UGUST 8i. 19WC09WE. 15 AYA
RELEASED ON BOND
FRIENDS SUGGBST THAT HIS
MIND IS UNBALANCED..
Company Has Surplus of More- Than
$400,000-No Further Revela
tions of Irregularities.
Anderson, Aug. 4.-There are no
further developments in the Calhoun
Harris alleged - embezzlement case
other than. that several friends put up
the $22,500 bond and Harris has been
released. The accountants are still
checking his books in the Orr cotton
4mill office and have not announced
disclosures of any further irregular
ities. Harris secured an expert ac
countant today to represent him in
the audit of books, but the account
-ant left Anderson this afternoon with
'out taking part in the work. The ac
.couintant claims that he was given no
show; that his duty as pointed out by
auditors of the American Audit com
pany was to sanction their work as
The attorney for the mill' said
this afternoon that there is on the
minutes a resolution adopted by the
board to allow Harris, his attorney or
expert accountant, to be present at all
times and watch the audit of the
I Harris' friends are disposed to
think that lie has brooded so much
over his mistakes that his mind is un
balanced. They say that many things
have been unearthed that would not
'have been done by a sane man and
that the discovery of o much money
tored away in old boxes and bags in
the vault with every appearance of
having been there for years shows
that there was no criminal intent on
Harris is at home on south Main
street and insists stoutly that the ac
eountants will find that not a single
iollar has been misappropriated when
they complete their audit.
President Hammett said tonight:
"Even if the shortage is founl to
be $50.000. the Orr mills will not be
crioled at all. We have a surplus of
a little more than $400.000 and the
shortage can be charged off without
depreciating the value of the stock.
Our mills are capitalized at .$800,000
and are worth $1,500.000."
""Found Fifteen Thousand.
Anderson, S. C.. Aug. 4.-More of
e missing cash of the OTr cotton
mill was found in the company's
va'l today. The discovery was made
by auditors who are investigating an
alleged shortage of $30,000 in the
books of Assistant Treasurer Calhoun
Harris. About $15.000 has now been
~Qud in the vault. Harris says that1
errors in bookkeeping will account for
-he entire alleged shortage. He was
'eleased today on bond in the sum of1
DOG FOLLOWED ENGINE.
'Tige,'' Capt. Dickert's Famous
Dcg, Proved his Love and Loyal
ty for His Master.
"Time." Capt. J. R. Dickert's fa
mous dog. firmly established a record
for loyalty the other day by follow
in his master. who was runnn a
special out of Union. for about eight
miles from this city.
Capt. Dickert left one morning last
*-week to take an engine to Atlanta for
-repairs. "Tige," his dog, wanted to
-accompany him, but the Captain, in
as seere a manner as he can assume,
told him to "go home." Capt. Dick
*ert then boarded the engine, and pull
ed out, and had gone half way to
Prides, when. looking back, he saw
his faithful canine chasing along at
good speed, and almost up with the
Such loyalty appealed to the Cap
tain's 'heart, but he couldn't take the
Sdo with him. and had to send him
g.so the animal dejectedly turn
ed aound and returned to TJnion
Capt. J. R. Dickert is a son of Col.
DA. A:Dickert and he seems to have
inherited his father's qualifications
for inspiring devotion, and fidelity
from those who are around him and
NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Movement For a Civic League and
Prosperity, August 5.-For 1li kcv
ers of base ball there's a treat in store
for them if they are at Prosperity on
the 11th, when the famous Cherokee
Indians' ball team will play our
team two games, one in the evening
and another at night. The tall
grounds for the night game will be
lighted by 30 powerful electric lights.
Let everybody come and help our
boys win the game, for it promises to
be close. Although the Indians are
beating almost every team they play,
yet you must take into consideration
that our boys have not lost a game
so far. So come and help them keep
up such a record.
Miss Fannie Holloway, of Newber
ry, and Miss Mary Lathan, of Little
Mountain, have been visiting Miss
Willie Mae Wise.
Virgil Sease, of Little Mountain,
has been on a visit to Mr. Ed Monts,
a class-mate of his at Newberry col
Rev. Dr. Greever and Mr. Arthur
Berg, both of Columbia, were guests
of Mr. A. H. Kohn on Friday.
Mr. Nat Gist, of Newberry, was in
our town last week.
Hart Kohn, of Columbia, is spend
ing part of his vacation with his par
ents, but expects to leave in a few
days for the springs.
Miss Hattie Groseclose spent a few
days at Williamston, visiting her sis
ter, Miss Leila.
Mrs. T. Beaeham and daughter,
Niss Mary, who have been visiting
frs. S. L. Fellers, returned to- their
iome in Atlanta last week.
Mr. A. G. Wise and son, Walter,
;pent the week-end in Savannah.
A large number of our people are
oing to the reunion. and all expect a
W, second what Mr. Counts, the
)bserver correspondent. said concern
ng a civic league, and also about the
>ublic park, near the Southern depot.
Now wouldn't it be fine to go to the
)ark these warm nights and enjoy
he company of our friends, and per-t
iaps a local band.
We could utilize our gasoline pump
: water the young grass and shrubs,
md by next summer we could have a(
rety park, where old and young
night spend a pleasant evening.
Miss Mary Kinard and her sister,
Jrs. Howard McWaters, are visiting
Miss Lizzie MeCracken, of Newber-<
y, is visiting Miss Nellie Ko:hn.
Miss Maud Hopkins, of Senaca, is
isiting Miss Lillie Mae Russell.
Mrs. F. E. Sevhumpert, Miss Marie 1
nd little Frank Earl. are visiting
fiss Schumpert's parents near Nine- 1
Our ball team made a trip to Chapin
n Tuesday to play the Chapin boys, 1
ut as the grounds were too wet to -
lav on, that team was saved a defeat. -
Mtrs. W. A. Moseley has been spend
g a few days in the St. Luke's com
un tywth relatives and friends.
Mrs. M. 0. J. Kreps left Monday
or Virginia, having been suddenly 1
~alled to the bedside of her mother,
ho is very ill.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Quattlebaum:
ae gone to Williamston to spend a
Duke Rikard, of Newberry, visited
elatives in town last week.
Rev. J. D. Pressly, of Statesville,
. C.. is visiting Rev. I. S. Caldwell.
Miss Estelle Stewart, of Newberry.
nd Miss Louise Wharton, of f'olum
ia. are visiting Miss EiEe Hawkins
nd Mrs. C. M. Harmon.
Miss Rosabelle Harmon left on
riesday for Georgia.
Misses Minnie Boyd and Clara
Brown returned Wednesday from
linton, where they have been visit
ng Mrs. T. D. Copeland.
Miss Rosa Long is visiting her
unt, Mrs. B. B. Schumpert.
Raymond Felle,rs, whose home is i .
Prosperity, but who works in Newber.
ry, is spending his vacation at At
lantic City and New York.
Yesterday a petition was circulated
here to get two new phone lines be
tween Prosperity and Newberry. We
hope that this will be signed by all
phone users. for to talk with Newber
ry now .requires a long wait on ac
count of busy lines.
If you hae any visitors, or are
going off, or have just returned,
please let us know. We try to get
all the news, but with your co-opera
tion we shall meet with much better
Miss Annie Lee Langford is spend
ing her vacation with her parents.
Mk. Mo-rgan, accompanied by Ken
neth, Muller and T>racy Kreps, are
spending awhile in Augusta witil
friends and relatives.
Mrs. L. A. Sease and ehildren are
visiting at Hunter's Heights.
Dr. and Mrs. C. T. Wyche and fam
ily, and Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Stoude
mayer, attended the Sease-Halfaore
Services at the A. R. P. Church
all this week. Everybody invited.
CORONER'S INQUEST. -
Testimony Before Coroner in Unfor
tunate Accident of Last Sun
In The Herald and News on Tues
day appeared an account of thJe kill
in1 . of yonn ' W illiams and Bouk
.iiht by the C. N. & L. train on Sun
Coroner Felkner held the inquest on
Tuesday morning empanelling a jury
in eaeh case. The testimony in each
case was the same but separate ver
dicts were rendered and Dr. Gilder
submitted a certificate as to the cause
of death in each case.
The testimony as taken before the
coroner is printed herewith.
J. A. Satterwhite sworn says: I was
reading paper, .bea.rd Southern train
uoming. Walked to the door. Saw
Southern train passing. Southern
train passed. Heard C. N. & L. train
oming. Saw two boys walking be
tween tracks. I heard C. N. & L.
rain blow. At least I think it was
he C. N. & L. Boys were going to
vards town. Boys walked towards
7. N. & L. track. Train was on
hem at that time. C. N. & L. train
lidn't see them, until train passed. I
,ent to where the boys were lying
eet toward depot. I was reading pa
)er. Back end of Southern had pass
d crossing. Boys were lying between
racks. I saw train, but then whistle
ilew just about crossing-just about
wenty yards from boys. Both boys
,ying together. Williams boy above
Ither boy. They were on cross ties.
I heard train coming and saw boys
.nd after train passed I ran up track.
(rain stopped about twice its length
fter it passed boys.
I don 't know whether engineer
~ame back or not. As well as I re
ember I am sure Southern train had
assed. Southern had passed before
. N. & L. came as well as I remem
When I first saw them they were
etween two tracks. Just about time
rain blew they walked between C.
T. & L. track. When I found them
hey were between tracks. I do not
~now how far Southern train went.
don't know whether Southern blew
r not. I think C. N. & L. blew.
John Andrew Satterwhite.
Dr. J. K. Gilder sworn says: I was
n C. N. & L. train coming down and
rain stopped. I got off and saw there
vere two men there. One dead and,
he other's skull crashed.I
T:hey were almost together. I
hought until I got about to them that
t was one man. I think train blew.
rain always creates dust when it
lacks and it was this way today. I
~ather think it blew for station. I
on 't think it blew for here..
C. J. Gayle sworn says: On Sunday
fternoon coming down train train
fo. 53 Coast Line I had come down
his cut. I understand Cline street. I
net Southern train there, about that
~rossing. I could not see around
urve very far but when I got around
urve on straight line I saw two men
mn track probably about 40 or 5
ards ahead of me coming towards
station. I blew danger signal. They
idn't even look 'back. The engine
hen struck them both falling to the
ight side. I started back. Got about
halfway from rear to where they
were. Conductor told me one dead
nd other wounded. I struck Cline
street crossing at about 8 or 10 miles'
per hour. I couldn 't stop as well ge
ing this way as I could going other
way as thbat is down grade at that
rate though I would say you coult'
stop at two trains links. 4 car trains.
Men er. on trak when T first saw*
them. The pilot hit them. I stopped
train as soon as I possibly could. I
apl)plied einergency brakes. They were
'etween rails when I struck them. I
.struck them when Southern first class
car-rear car-was just about even
C. J. Gayle.
Jack Williamson sworn says: I
was fireman on this train when engi
neer blew xhktfe three times. I
was ringing bell. When I first saw
boys they were as far as from here
to that window. When I looked first
I saw boys and saw what followed,
and I asked Mr. Gayle, "Did you hit
that man?" He said, "Yes, I hit
them both."' Then he stopped as
quick as he could. I looked back and
saw one lying side of track. I saw
porter when he went baek. That is all
I knew. I never went back.
Engineer blew danger signal when
he passed that old shop. I was ringing
bell. I was on left hand side of en
gine. I could not see them as quick
as engineer could. Engineer applied
brakes before he hit boys. He always
eases them -on cominog around that
curve. I heard Mr. Gayle just now.
We were running about 8 or 10 miles
as near as I could come at it. Engi
need slapped emergency on when he
saw boys. I didn't see them until after
train stopped. I got down off my seat
box and got on .his box. My engine
was about middle ways Southern
train as near as I can come at it when
we struck the boys. I never saw boys
when engine struck them. They were
walking between two rails when I saw
them; between C. N. & L. rails.
When he blew whistle, danger sig
nal, then I saw boys.
Charlie Williams came to .his death
by a wound caused by being struck
by an engine in C. N. & L. R. R., Au
ust 1st. 1909.
Ernest Bouknight came to his death
by a wound caused by being struck
by an engine on C. N. & L. RaiIroad
mn August 1, 1909, and that same was
an unavoidable accident.
Dr. Gild~er's Gertifiedes.
I hereby certify that Mr. Ernest
ouknight came to his death from
the effects of a wound produced by
ome violent brow or force crushing
he skull above left eye and on side
f head above and in rear of left ear.
Jamnes K. Gilder, M4. DI.
August 2nd., 1909.
I hereby certify that Mr. Charlie
Williams came to his death from the
ffeets of a wound produced by some
iolent blow o,r force, erushing~ the
rontal bone. and removing a .rtion
f the same.
James. K. Gilder, M.. D.
August- 2nd, 1909.
The. N-ews of Excelsior..
Excelsior.,. Aug. 5.-Mr. E. M. Cook
pent Thunsday night in Columbia.
We haveL had fine rains int this see-'
~ion the pash few days.
Miss J!anie Kinard, of Cameron, is
pending awhile- with her brother,
~Ir. and Mrs. H.. J. Kinard..
Mr. Willie Cook has been spending
few days with relatives and friends
Our people are willing to keep their
'oads in good condition without a.ny
~xtra tax to do it.
Excelsior Sunday school will meet
sunday afternoon at four o'clock.
Mr. Aumerle Loriek, of Irmo, is'
pending a few days at home..
Mrs. R. J. Crumpton has been
pending several days with -her sister,
Mr. James Kinard, of Williamston,
as. been spending a week with rel
atives in this section.
The secretary of the State Fair as
oiation has our thanks for a prem
ium list of the coming fair which will
e held in Columbia the first week in
Mr. J. D. Stone, wife and children
ave been visiting in Beth Eden sec
High price flour 'has put a good
many of our farmers in the notion to
sow wheat this fall. A good wheat
crop means cheaper bread and it is
a good way to improve the land. Ev
ery farmer who can should :raise his
Miss Ella Jacobs is visiting Miss
Miss Mamie Swittenberg has been
n a visit to Mr. J.. F, Wheeler's fain
a' The Sorceress o
By Col. D.
The foreign press, some weeks ago,
announced the death of Archduke
Alexander of Russia, in some out-of
the-way place in France, or possibly
some other country, outside the
In 1840, a girl baby was born about
six miles above Newberry, S. C., of
humble but highly respectable par
entage. Sihe grew from babyhood to
girlhood in and around the purlieus
of the then staid little village, went
barefoot, skipped the rope and swung
on grapevine swings, like all the oth
er little lassies of her day and time,
with no greater promise of the future
than growing up to be a very pretty
woman of the great middle class of
the South's greatest citizenship. But
what has this little barefoot girl of
the great middle class of Newberry to
do with. the Archduke Alexander of
Well. we will see as we go along.
She lived somewhat a strenuous life,
as the late President T. R. would
say. The little girl's parents were
lamed Burton, but her father dying
before she had even learned to lisp
his name, her step-fat'her, David
Boozer. adopted 'her and gave her his
name, she being known in the history
>f the times, as little Mary Boozer.
These families are of a collateral
branch of and very distantly related
;o the families now residing in the
ounty of the same name.
Her stepfather loved her dearly,
mnd bestowed all the affections of a
-eal father upon this orphan.
David Boozer never grew tired of
is little adopted daughter, but grew
:ired in mind and heart of life, and
bhrew it away as a suicide at his
iome, near where the livery stables
iow stand. His body lies in a costly
omb of granite in the cemetery of
he old Aveleigh Presbyterian church,
aear the Crotwell place.
The widowed mother. with the
:wice-orphaned little Mary. took up
er residence in the city of the Con
aree. Columbia. the Capital of the
tate. There the widow married a
ery wealthy man, by the name of
reaster. N'ature and environment
were very kind to Mary, for in addi
in to growing rapidly in the diree
~ion of being a grea t beauty,.her step
ather gave her 'his undivided pa
~ental affections and lavished wealth,
omfort and opportunities upon her
ith unstinted hands. yielding to 'her
~very caprice, anticipating her every
~vant, and she soon became the most
eautiful and accomplished young
ady in the city, this being conceded
y both sexes.. impossible as it may
None ever saw this marvel except
o be entranced by her bewiIdering
eauty. She has beeni written of and
bout in the leading papers both
forth and South. all attempting the
mpossible task of doing her .justice
with a pen, and she was described as
:he ''Venus of Milo"' in the flesh.
The writer of this sketeh, in his
ow-headed and callow days, when a
an 's sword and insignia of rank
ae 'him entrance into that exclusive
~irle that otherwise he might not,
liave obtained, met this paragon of
eauty. He must confess to having
een speecebless with wonder and .ad
niration the first time he came in the
resence of her matchless beauty and
lazzling splendor, her form and con
Her entertainments were the most~
orgeons an,d brilliant of any in the
:ity, and hr equippage was royalty
Ltself. her carriage being said to eon
ist of ''glass. silver and gold.''
She was patron saint of the South
carolina college in its halcyon period
just prior to War of Secersion, and
ler ball r-ards. at the great State and
ollege balls. were filled weeks in~
dvance by the young swains of the
blunt blood( and most arig oera tje
Families of the State.
Her educat'ion was finished and
he spoke French as fluently as a na-.
ive, and all her attainments were as
pefet,a nd in keeping- with her en
f the Congaree.
A. Dickert. qt
chanting beauty. She allowed aIl to do
her homage, was a lover to all, and
true to none. She made conquests
to exert power, she inveighled men
out of millions for the pleasure of
spending, and broke men's hearts for
the delight it gave her to see them
writhe. She was false to all, true to
none, a coquette, treacherous and
The war came on. Feaster, her
stepfather, died and she like air oth
ers of the South, felt the vicissitudes
and stress of war. Times: got out of
joint for Mary and her mother.
A prison pen had been established
in Columbia and it became a fad with
this Southern beauty to visit the
prisoners, alleviate their suffering'to
the extent of her means, and enliven
their monotonous life, by her bewitch
ing smiles and cheery conversation. A
prisoner mysteriously escaped, a
young officer of the artillery, and no
one knows to this day how it oc
curred except those directly con
erned. What became of himI Mary
Boozer kept him concealed in her
home for more than a year. How was
that possible, in a eity so homoge
neous, and she having such a wide cir
culation of. friends and being sur
rounded' by a number of negro ser
Well, Mary did it..
In the shades of night when all
was still. there was much time for
cooing and' wooing amid the silence of
this grand old home. There they
plighted their troth. What was more
natural, efther in romance or reality?
They were to bide their time, await
"till the- clouds rolled' by," then the
artillery man was to take his bride of
the Sunny South to the snows of the
North, andU "ever- afterward live hap
pily.' Ah!. only one more poor devil
to be crushed under the car of Mary
Boozer's jirggernaut of beauty, vani
ty and treaehery.
The cl&is rolled' or, and so did
the war. Sherman's army was near
ing the city and Mary, wit'h her moth
er, together with the affianced,. were
preparing' to fly the eoop and take
service widr the enemies of her coun
try. She was not only willing to be
tray 'her country, but her friends,
her confidntes and her people as well.
When William Teen2mseh. Sherman
entered' the city of' Columbia,. with
flags flying and banads playing, he
was me.f with the glad hand of wel
eome byr the only Southern woman
who extended it durring 'his f'amous
march a the sea.
Gen. Sherman was not a lady's
man as we all kno.w by his answer to
the morher superior of the convent in
Columbia, when asked to spare the
institution from~ the flames.
"Madame, I can 't do it. War is
He turned the beauty and her
mother, with the now ragged. Cap
tain, 'her future lord and master, over
to the sly old Slocum and the pious
Howard, commanding the left and
center wings of the army respectively.
These two worthies took the rene
gade as if t'hey had been two angels
fallen through the rifts of the cloud:
OlId Slocum directed the pair to select
the finest equippage in the city, get
the best horses they could (if not he
would furnish them), pack up t'heir
iost treasured household goods, and
get ready at once, as the city would
be in flames that night, to move with
the army, the army fu.rnishing the
transportation. The Feaster carriage
that is the one belonging to Mary and
hernother,had grownshopworn duri!ng
the whirligig of war. So the pair se
lected Dr. Heintish 's carriage, or it
may have been Dr. Miot's or Fisher's
and had the finest pair of horses,
stolen in Georgia, to move this lovely
-That night the fun began. Howard,
too much of a Christian and moralist
to even wish or think crooked things,
gave out the news of this grand ac
quisition of beauty to the army and
throwing his thumb over his shoulder
as he met a young blade a.mong his
omce. he wonld sar. "Go ar.d see