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Movements of Many People, New
berrian And Those Who Visit
MAr. JZ1Ake Ixells. of Columbia, was
in the city yesterday.
Mrs. Cole. L. Blease is visit-ing her
parents. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Summers
'at. Auton. Anderson county.
John M. Canon, Esq., of the Lau
rens bar, was in Newberry yester
day on professional business.
General E. A. Garlington of the
U. S. Army, and Mr. Harry H. Gar
lington, of Atlanta, are in Newber
ry. called here by the serious illess
of their mother, who lives with her
Laughter, Mrs. Wm. Y. Fair.
Mr. R. L. Whites, a son of the
late Capt. U. B. Whites. now of At
lant.a, has recently been elected
president of Atlanta Local No. 48,
Typ'ographical Union. Mr. Whites
is linotype operator on the Consti
Judge S. W. G. Shipp went to Dy
son on Friday on a bird hunt, he
having fiz,ished the abusiness of the
Newberry court on Thursday night.
From Dyson Judge Shipp went to his
Coma et Florence. The Newberry
court remains open for the passing
of orders and such like matters.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
The work on the extension to the
ewberry Cotton mills is getting on
icely. The roof is being put on.
The Aid society of the Lutheran
Clurch of the Redeemer. will meet
this afternoon at 4 o'clock, at the
residence of Mrs. Edw, R. Hipp.
T. D. M. in the Augusta Chronicle
tells of an honored citizen Jona
than Miller, who just celebrated his
99th birthday and is hale and hearty.
Theo. Danielson had a serious ac
cident last Thursday night by slip
ping down the steps of the old mill
and hurt himself badly, but is now
Rev. C. Lewis Fowler, of Clinton,
will give a lecture in West End Bap
tist church, Wednesday, December
1.5, at 7:30. Everybody cordially in
Rev. W. Ray Anderson, the well
known eva.ngelist, will begin services
at King's Creek church this evening
at 7:30 o'clock. The meeting will con
ti-ne through the week.
Mr. Pat Stoekman and Miss Lillie
Bell Mills were married on Sutnday
by Rev. S. P. Koon at the parsonage
near St. Lukes. Miss Mills is a
daughter of Mr.'B. F. Mills.
The Ladies' Aid society of the
First Baptist churich wil1l, with -The
"Philatheas,'' hold their annual
Christmas -sale of fancy work Fri
day afternoon and evening in the
building formerly oceupied by "t;he
Cash Store." A salad course and
oysters will1 be served during the
evening. Everybody cordially invit
Euif's Cigar and~ Novelty Store.
A large and well selected stock of
Christmas novelties, inzcluding toys
and fire works for the young folks,
and nice Christmas 'presents for the
older folks, , has been received by
Ruff 's Cigar and Novelty Store, in
The Herald and News ,building, and
more holiday goods are being receiv
ed each day. This 'stock is in addi
tion to the fine stock of cigars, to
.baceos, statioifery and novelties kept
on hand du-ring all seasons of the
vear. The articles and t.he prices
are attractive and the holiday buy
ing public w-ill do well to give Miss
Ruff a call.
Fellers and Morgan have display
ed excellent taste in the arrangement
and display in their show windows.
Old Santa Claus stands in the centre
ofone to seleet you a beautiful
shirt, fancy vest or box of socks or
any other useful article for person
al use. In the other window is a
fine display of .beautiful shoes. In
fact, it will pay you to look at these
displays whether you purehase or
A Card Qf Thanks.
We wish to express to our kind
friends -and neighbors our heartfelt
gratitude for their kindness to us
during the sickness and death of our
dear little baby, and trust that a
kind Heavenly Father will reward
them and that they may never have
to suffer the loss that we now feel.
Marcus and Hattie Lester.
December 11, 1909.
Are we going out of busine.ss? Well
1 should say we were. Our entire
stock of goods including furniture
for sale without reserve. Daniels &
COTTON SOLD AT NEWBERRY.
Comparison With Last Year.-Four
Thousand Bales Short.-Fifty
Thousand Dollars Long.
The total receipts for cotton sold
on the Newberry market from the
fisrt of September, 1909, to the tenth
of December, 1909, are 12,689 bales.
For the same time last year the re
ceipts were 17,298 bales. This shows
an increase last year over this year
of 4,609 bales, or a falling off of
about twenty-five per cent.
Taking the price received for the
crop last year as compared with the
price this year, however, the farmers
have received considerably more in
cash for their cotton than they did
last year. The average price in 1908
from Septem,ber 1, to December 40,
was less than nine cents. In fact,
a-z; examination of the records shows
that cotton was quoted from Sep
tember 4, 1909, to September 18, at
9 1-2 cents, and for the balance of
the season, for less than nine cents,
wh'ich would make the average price
really about 8 1-2 cents.
The average price this year has
been above 13 cents. Taking 13
cents as the average price for this
year, and 9 cents as the overage
price for last year, and averaging
the cotton at 500 pounds per bae,
would give for the 17,298 bales in
1908, $778,410.00, and for the 12,
689 bales in 1909, at an average
price of 15 cents would realize $824,
785.00, a gain for the farmer for
1909, of $46,375.00.
The City Clock Again.
Now come, Idler, don't get ner
vous, the cat is not going to take
your bread and if the city clock is
correeted this side of doomsday you 1
shall have all the credit for it. The
Idler took up a lot of space in The
Herald and News offerilng advice to
T. E. W. We are sure that if The
Idler had not wasted this space, but
had used it in discussing the clock
situation much more good might
L.ave been accomplished. The writer
is not at all -excited as The Iler
seems to think, nor is he making any
threats. A threat implies bitter
feeling and we assure The Idler that
there is ino such feeling on our part.
Now why is the city clock run
eight minutes .shead of standard
time? The reasons given us by MIr.
J. Monroe Wicker, the street over
seer, are these: When Davis' whis
tle blows for noon, the street hands
throw downi their work and come
i.x and ,by running the clock eight
minutes fast he (Wicker) can get
them back to work that much sooner.
Also, he added, that he could get
them out earlier in thre morning.
Now, as we said l-ast week, we be
lieve the people want the correct
time, or else the city clock would
never have been purchiased. A city
clock is a public timepiece, the pur
pose *of whiceh is to indicate the ex
act t-ime to passers by as well as to
afford a standard by which every
lock and every watch in th'e com
munity may be uniformly set to cor
rect time. Of course, if any person,
for any special reason, wishes 'to run
his timepiece 'ahead of or behind
standard time, he has a perfect right
to do so because it is his own pri
vate property, but we contend that
no public official, street overseer or
what 'not, has any right to run a
public timepiece ahead of time, m'ere
ly to suit his private convenience.
If the street .ve;seer has the
right to run the city elock eight min
utes ahead of time, then he has a
perfect right to run it .eight hours
ahead of time; thus, when the sun in
isdaily journey 'through the heaf
esreaches the zenith, the city clock
of Newberry. with a silly smile on its
face. will be pointing at the chilly
hour of eight ! If the man whose
duty it is to set the clock and keep
it running. has a right to disregard
the universally accepted standard of
time and set it and run it to suit
himself, then, in case Rial Bates, the
street lamp -lighter, should be assign
ed th'is duty, he would have the same
right to set the clock to suit any
private whim that he might have.
Are the reasons for running the
clock eight minutes ahead of stand
ard time good and sufficient, or not?
T. E. W.
Coroner Felker has held, since go
ing into office on the 18th of Jaa
uary, 1909, seventeen inquests. Five
of these were charges of murder,
four were killed by the railroad, and
eight were deaths from natural
causes. The magistrate at Whitmire
held one inquest, the verdiet being
that the death was a suicide and the
magistrate at Little Mountain held
one& inquest, where a negro wos kill
ed by the caving in of a wall. This
makes a total of nineteen inquests
DEATH FROM BURNS.
Ezzie Brown Receives Two Stabs
from Knife.-Afterwards Falls
in Fire and Dies.
Coroner Feilker held an inquest on
saturday, over -the dead body of Liz
ie Brown. According to the testi
nonv she received a severe stab from
4 knife in the hands of Andrew
WIitchell, som-e weeks ago, but ac
:ording to the testimony of Dr.
Eouseal, .the immediate cause of her
leath was a burn% which she received
rom falling in the fire. It is pos
ible, according to 'he testimony of
)r. Houseal, that the stabs which
he received at the 'hands of Mitch
11, may have caused her to fall i
;he fire. Mitchell left town some
reeks ago, and no warrant, so far
s we have been informed, has been:
ssued for his arrest, and unider the
erdict of the coroner's jury, the
-oroner has not issued a warrant.
The following is the testimony ta
en at the inquest on Saturday. and
he verdict of the jury:
Carrie Werts being duly sworn
ays: I live in room next to Lizzie
3rown. I woke up and called Lizzie
irown. I went into room. I found
ier standing in floor burned; sh;e
iid not speak unt.il I threw water on
ter. Said she had a spell and had
:ell in fire and could not get up and
-uld not call anybody.
I,. saw Andrew Mitchel1 stab Liz
:ie Brown in the side with knife. I
isked Mr. Franklin and Mr. Brad
ey to look at cut place.
She had been there abopt three
nociths and I have not known her to
iave fainty spells before. She went
:o Mr. Cannon Blease after she had
>een stabbed and came back and set
ip. I went to bed. She did not
)leed much. Lizzie Brown said she
lid not think it necessary to send
Carrie X Werts.
H. H. Firanklin being duly sworn
av-a: On Friday night a week ago,
t two o'clock, I found Lizzie Brown
d Carrie Werts. Lizzie Brown said
Indrew Mitchell had stabbed her,
Lizzie Brown, with a knife. I saw
I gash in left shoulder look as .if
inife had been stab. Lizzie Brown
laimed 'that the cut .in side was the
sause of her falling in fire.
Lizzie said the reason sho was
i-tting up at that time of night was
>eeause she could no't lay down on
ecount of gash in. side. She, Liz
ie, said that she must have fainted
vuen she fell in the fire.
HI. H. Franklin.
Dr. W. G. Houseal being duly
worn says: I went to see Lizzie
Brown early Saturday morning, two
~vees ago at 4 o 'clock in morniing.
he was suffering great pain on ac
ou'nt of a burned face. Both eyes
were swollen shut, hair was swinged,
eft side was burned across the breast
:o breast bone and extended down
:o nipple of breast ,and nearly half
vay aeross back, under surface of
.eft arm to elbow. It was a burn of
hird degree, a severe burn. Shei
said she had been stabbed twice,
nee in shoulder and onice in left
ide. I saw wound in left side. Did
2t probe. Saw no blood at afll
Vound did not seem to h.ave been
~iving her any trouble. I went to see
ier various times afterwards. Death
wvas caused by burn'. She could have
~ainte~d from shock caused by the
- W. G. Houseail, M. D.
The verdict at the coroner 's jury
s5 " That the said Lizzie Brown
~ame to her death from burns.''
Burned to Death.
Jane Christian, an old niegro wo
nan, who lived on Mr. Ed. Senn 's
place ~in No. 6 township, was burned
to death last Thursday night. She
ived in a house by herself and it
was said she was subject to vertigo.
She was fou'::d. next morning, lying
n the fire-place dead.I
Coroner Felker held the inquest
>n Friday but, under the facts, did
aot summon a jury.
Death of Mr. W. H. Bowen.
W. H. Bowen died at Asheville, N.
D., December 9th, and was buried
b the Odd Fellows at Henderson
dlle last Saturday, the 11th. Mr.
Bowen lived in Newberry for a curm
ber of years and had many friends
ere, who will be sorry to learn of
Mayes' Book Store, Santa Claus'
rradquarters, invite alil the ~chil
ken to come to -the store on 'next
Friday night, Decem,ber 18, at 8
'elock. to witness a balloon ascen
;ioni in front of the store which is
einlg arran~ged for their pleasure.
Aetioua! Auetion ! Anetion,! WVhere ?
A+ Daniels & Williammmu s Jewel
NEW TELEPHONE LINES.1
Another Line Connected with Pros-!
perity Exchange.-Toll Line
Built to Chappells.
The line of G. E. Dominiek was
connected with the Prosperity ex
change of the Southern Bell Tele
phoile company a short time ago.1
This line is ten miles in length,
reaching almost to the lower steel
bridge over Saluda river, giving ser
vice to the following subscribers: G.
E. Dominick, J. B. Dominick, J. L.
Boozer, H. L. Fellers, J. C. Cook, G.
W. Dominick and J. A. Monts.
Manager Robinson expects severall
other lines to be connected with the
Prosperity exchange in. the very near
A toll line has been built from
Newberry to Chappells, and within a
hort time stations will be installed
at Silver Street. Old Town and Chap
This will give the people of this
section of the county an opportunity
to build an exchange connecting with
the long distance lines of the South
ern Bell, and it is probable that the
establishment of an exchange at
Chappells will come in the near fu
The growth of the telephone in
Newberry county has been remark
able during the past several years,
and this growth con.inues steady
MeCaughlrin Rebecca Lodge, No.
9, I. 0. 0. F., will meet in Klettner
Hall, on Saturday, December 18, at
eight o'clock, to elect officers and to
hold memorial exercises upon the
death of Brother W1. H. Bowen. All
members are urged to be present.
The Year's Work in Central Church.
As another year of work in Cen
tral has to be reported at our annual
session, I thought some of the
friends at least would be interested
in a shoit review of what had been
No pastor can accomplish much in
church work without the support and
cordial cooperation of his official
board and indeed of the entire mem
bership. And this is what fortu
nately I have had in our Central
church during the two years of my
ministry. I could with pleasure speak
a word of praise of each member of
thefull board, but it is not necessary.
The Sunday school has ibeen- faith
fully attended to by Mr. J. F. Ept
ing with Mr. P. C. Gaillard, the de
voted secretary, and a faithful body
of teachers. The enrollment ~during
the year has been about 230 schol
ars with a good average attendance.
The ladies have as always been
very active in the various organiza
tions and societies under their di
During my ministry of two years
I have received 104 persons into the
communion of our church, the con
gregations have been uniformly good
and often' quite large.
The financial affairs have been
well looked after as is shown by the
fact that during these two years over
nine thousand dollars have been paid
into the treasury of the church. Dur
ing the year just .elosed the amounts
contributed were as follows:
Pastoral support .. ......$1575 00
Benevolences .. ...... ...519 00
Payments on debt .. .......856 00
Sunday Schools.. .. .......181 50
Woman's For. Miss Soc. ..190 50
Woman's Home Mis. Soc 198 50
Calendar Society .. .......264 50
Making a total of.. ..' . ...$4070 50
This in itself is a very good show
ing, but with a church well organized
and with a good plan very much
more can be raised.
I wish personally to thank all who
have so kindly and liberally worked
with me anad for the good of the
church and to essure all that if for
another year I am returned to New
berry it will be my pleasure to serve
so kind and generous a congregation.'
At the same time I wish to mention
my grateful remembrance of the kind
and sympathetic treatment and at
tention shown me by so large a part
of the members of other churches
and indeed by many not .identified
with any branch of the church.
J. WV. Wolling.
Just think of buying Diamonds,
Gold Jewelry, Cut Glass, Watehes,
Silverware at less than one-half of
actual cost that 1is just what the pub
lie of Newberry have been doing at
:1n- auction. Have yon been one of
the lucky ones? If not, why niot?
)aiels & Williamson. Jewelers.
FOR SALE.-Homne raised celery.
W. G. Houseal. Jr.
BOYS' COTTON CONTEST.
Prize for Largest Yield to Be Award
ed in Old Court House on Sat
urday, December 18.
l1 the boys' farm contest in this
county this year, among other prizes
offered was one of five dollars for
the largest yield of cotton. At the
meeting of the boys in Newberry
some days ago, at which time the
prizes were awarded, it was impossi
ble to award this prize for the
largest yield of cotton for the reason
that the boys had not made their re
ports, many of them not having fin
ished gathering all their cotton. It
was decided at that time to. award
the prize later, and it was announced
that it would be awarded on Decem
ber 15, but this date has been post
poned to Saturday,. December 18.
All of the boys are requested to
get their reports to County Super
intendent Wheeler before 11 o'clock
on Saturday, December 18, and all
of them are urged to be present at
the meeting to ,be held in the old
court house at that time.
Dots from O'Neall.
Mr. G. L. Wise anid mother, Mrs.
Martha Wise, went to Lexington
Monday on business.
Rev. C. L. Craig will preach his
-farewell sermon the fourth Sunday
The following gentlemen of the
O'Neall section are building tenant
houses on -their places: Messrs. J.
W. Wise, W. P. Pugh, T. M. Mills,
P. W. Shealy, S. W. Wessinger and
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
Mareus Lester, little Thompson Lee,
departed this life on Friday, De
cember 3, 1909, and was buried at
Mt. Olivet Lutheran church on Sat
urday evening, by Rev. M. 0. J.
Messrs. Wm. B. Wise, J. A. Wise
and J. M. Swi,bert went to Bates
burg Wednesday on business.
A rural phone line has been meas
ured off and they are now putting
the posts up. The following will
have phones at their residences:
Messrs. J. E. Long, I. J. Lowman, P.
W. Shealy, E. T. Long, S. W. Wes
singer, M. D. Derriek and J W. Long.
Miss Myrtle, and little brothers,
Simpson anid Robertson Harmon,
were visiting their granidparents of
Sauda county last Saturday and
Su day. The visit was greatly en
There will be a Christmas tree at
o 'Neall school on Friday, December
24, 1909, at eleven o 'clock, and ev
erybody is kindly invited to come,
and especially the friends of. 0O'Neall
Mr. Jimmie Fields, of Lexington,
visited friends and relatives in the
o 'Neall section last Sunday. Jim
mie attended school at 0O'Neall
shool about 22 years ago and has
many friends here who are always
glad .to have him visit them.
Mr. George Steele and family, the
popular blacksmith of Prosperity,
attended chureh at Mt. Olivet last
Sunday. Come again, Mr. Steele.
Daniels and Williamson have a
special sale Tuesday afternoon for
ladies, a beautiful present will be
CORN IN BAE.-- All those who
spoke to me about corn in ear
please -call at once and leave order.
S. J. Kohn.
We are positively selling our en
tire stock of Diamonds, Watches,
Jewelry, Cut Glass and Brie-a-brac
at auction without limit or' reserve.,
Our object .is to rettire from business'.
CUT OUT the Typhoid germs from~
you1a drinking water, get it from'
the rock, pure and sparkling. By
having you a well drilled, you eut
off all surface water, thereby get
ting it pure 'and sparkling. I am'
prepared for the business. See me'
or .phone 175.
IL A. McDowell.
Have you attended thie auction at
Daniels & Williamson's? If not, you
don 't know what you have,.missed.
An opportunity of a life time to
purchase Christmas gifts at your
prices, not ours. Daniels & William
FURNITURE and Stoves. If you
don't buy your Furniture and
Stores from us we both lose mon
The J. L. Bowles Co.
~Evr art.icle soIld at aulction] bears1
our persoi.ai guarantee. D)aniels &
(CoriEted by Nat Gist.)
Good Middling 15
Strict Middling 14 7
Middling 14 3
(Corrected by 0 MeR. Holmes.)
Good Middling 15 .
Strict. Middling 14 7-8
Middling 14 3-4
Cotton Seed 42 cents.
1 CENT A WORD.
No advertisement taken foi
ess than 25 cents.
Have you atteaded the auction sale
at Dan:iels & Williamson's? If not,
FOR PENT or Lease. Three one
horsv farms aud houses.
H. D. Boozer,
Newb.-iy, S. C.
Special Auction for ladies TRWs
day afternoon at 2:30. Came one,
come all, whether you put.-hase or
not. Special prize givenp awe-. Rv
erybody has an equal e-hance. Dan
iels & Williamson.
LOST.-Black barrow, weIghs about
200 pounds. Long body, short legs.
Please notify M. L. Cousin,
R. F. D. No. 6.
EVERY LADY wanted to call and
try our fine cand:es. We have the
best, such as can be found in any
city, have plenty of them and our
prices are very r.asonable.
WE Specially invite the Ladies of
the County when in town shopping
to call on us for lunch. We can
serve you luscious oysters or juicy
steak. Every thing the best the
market affords. Jones' Restaurant.
CANDIES, CANDIES, plenty of
them. Fine Chocolates, Box Bone,
Caramels, Peanut and Cocoanut
Brittles; all first class goods at
very reasonable prices.
CELERY, Cranberries, BasketGrapes
just received at~
FINE~ NOEFOLK OYSTERS every
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at
40 cents a quart.
J. C. Sample.
GET YOUR GLASSES from Dr. G.
WV. Connor, a graduate of the larg
sst optical college in the world-the
Northern Illinois College of Chica
go. Dr. Connor is located permnan
ently in Newberry, gives.both the
objective and subjective tests by
electricity and guarantees his work,
Golden Rule Encampment No. 32,
I.. 0. 0. F., will meet at Klettiner'q
Hall the 4th Monday nig.ht in each~
month at 8 o'clock.
C. G. Blease,.
' Chief Patiarchx.
V. G. Peterson, Sribe
FOR RENT-Store in good location;
2 cottages, 6 and 7 rooms, .with
bath rooms and lights. '.
Mrs: R.. L. Paysinger.
FOR RENT.-Bushi River plantation
of the estate of F. Werber de
cease-d is offered for rent as a
whole, comprising nineteen one
horse farms. Nine tenants on the
place, who wish to remain.
Mrs. M. L. Werber.
WE HAVE large, luscious Oysters
direct from Norfolk. We give solid
THE BEST Norfolk Oysters re
eeived every day. If you . want
these large, fat, juicy oysters call
at Jones' Restaurant.
MONEY TO LOAN at 5 per cent..
We will buy you a home. Easy
payments--in ten years and six
EQUITABLE HOME 00.,
1013 Caldwell St., Call or write.
TRESPASS NOTIOE.-All persons
are hereby notified not to tres
pass on ,the lands of the under
signed in No. 7 township, by
hunting or in any other manner.
Clemenee M. Werts.
FOR SALE.-Good Milch cow.
C. W. Buford.
Kinards, S. C.
R. F. D. No. 2.