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Novements of many People, New- Sc
berrians and Those Who Visit
Mrs. Ashley, of Augusta. is visiting
her da4ghter, Mrs. M. L. Spearman. of
.Mr. Ashley returned home last week. m
Miss Della Bowers, of Prosperity, th
spent Wednesday with Mrs. J. R.
Mrs. R. D. Smith returned last ly
week from a visit to her sister, Mrs.
Johnson, in Charleston. se
Mr. W. H. Wallace has returned ic
'from the meeting of the State Press
Mrs. Stephen Prevost and little il
children, of Columbia, are visiting so
Mrs. E. L. Bailes.
Mrs. W. E. Lawson, of Wilmington, Sc
N. C., is visiting her sister, Mrs. G. to
-G. Sale. fa
Miss Sara Hayes is on a visit to es
her aunt, Mrs. S. B. Bolick, in Colum.
Little Misses Virginia and Frances pc
Marshall, of Anderson, are visiting W(
their aunt, Mrs. E. L. Bailes. m
Miss Lula Werts has been elected th
to teach at the Conway graded
school and has accepted the position. s
Miss Annie Tucker, who has been B
visiting Miss Aurelia Mayer in Brown th
-street has returned to her home at
Granite Quarry, N. C. ga
Miss Ernestine Graichen, after a at
pleasant visit to Miss Sara Houseal, he
left Tuesday for her home in Weynes- sh
boro, Va. fo
Miss Juaiita Langford, accompa- a
nied her sister, Mrs. H. 0. Sherrill, au
to Georgetown last week, to make
her home there for a while.
Miss Ola Hutchinson is in Green- re
ville on a visit to her uncles, Messrs. pe
J. T. Hutchinson and A. P. Caugh- w,
Miss Fannie McCaughrin and her te
sister, Mrs. Harper, of Gr.en Vou!,
are spending the summer at Waynes- en
ville, N. C.
Mr. Brent Schaeffer, one of the re- ot
cent college graduates to leave New
berry last week, will travel in the
interest of Elizabeth college.
Dr. D. D. Wallace, of Wofford col- S
lege, is visiting his parents, Mr. and s
Mrs. W. H. Wallace, in the city, ac- 9e
companied by two of his children, s Th
little daughter and a little son. 20,
Prof. J. E. Hunter, of Clemson col- to
aege, left yesterday to take a sum-*
Iner course in Chicago university. Le
Prof. Hunter is a brother of our fel- n
low-townsman, J. B. Hunter, Esq., pa
and his friends were glad to see him di(
in the city last week.a
Miss Louise Aull, of Newberry, w
Milss Bllie Jacobs, of Peak, and Missu
Elberta Sease, of Little Mountain, TI
'were members of the large graduat- M
ing class at Winthrop this week, re- sa
veiving the degree of bachelor of 1m
Mr. J. P. Carlisle, of Greenville,
great senior sagamore of the Im
proved Order of Red Men of the
State, is in Newberry attending the
first Great Chief's scalping day exer- ru
cises of the local tribe of Red Men.
While in the city he is the guest of
JMr. and Mrs. P. F. Baxter.
Prof. Thos. W. Keitt, of Clemson,
'was on a visit this week to his fath- a
er, Col. Ellison S. Keitt, and other
relatives' in the county. Prof. Keitt's sa
passages through the city, however, Of
* are too brief for his friends here, who O
oui~ld like to see more of him on his gu
occasional visits, pa
Chief H. B. Wells, Assistant Chief fun
J. W. Earhardt, President W. J. Swit-la
tenburg and Mr. Jno. A. Peterson are
* delegates to the State Firemen'sea
convention at Sumter next week. th
'They go a day ahead of the company. co0
hose wagon and reel teams to be kn
present at the first mneeting.di
Messrs. Thos. P. Johnson and loc
Harry W. Dominick are in Charles- wa
ton, naving gone to that city Tues
day to be present at the ceremonial
.session of Omar Temple on Wednes- by
dtay and to partake of the festivities Ki<
+ine~raental to that great gathering of the
Shiners. The two pilgrims from. Or
'this -city will impress the rest of the for
cState wit~h :the sort of Shriners New- fr(
berry has. "C
IMr.. TJhos. E. Epting came home Ca
Wednesday from the Columbia city tbi
hospital, accompanied by Mrs. Ept- pa
ing, who has been with her husband go
since the serious and almost fatal ac-w
cident recently befalling him in Co-- an
lumbia. He was accompanied also in
'by Prof. B. L. Jones, who went to he
Columbia to be of assistance to Mr. fo
Epting on the trip home. Messrs.! in
John M. Kinard and Jno. C. Goggans, be
Jr., happening to be returning home KI
on the same train, also gave assist
ance. Mr. Epting stood the trip well, th
and his friends will all be very glad tel
to know that he is in a fair way to da
. permnanent recovery of all injuries L
1TE SESS10NS CURT.
veral Cases Disposed of-Stand
more Langford Case Given to
Jury Last Night.
Charged with murder in the killin
Riley Penn, a negro, young Stan
:re Langford was placed on trial i
e sessions court here yesterda
rning. There was little difficult
securing a jury, and the Stat(
rough Solicitor Cooper, immediatE
entered upon the presentation C
i case. The defendant was reprA
nted by Messrs. Blease & Domir
k and Johnstone & Cromer.
Two of the witnesses for the Stato
ao were under bond, did not al
ar, Kirkland Wicker, who is no
ing in Florida, and George Robir
n, colored, who, it was stated, ha
ne to Columbia on an excursioi
licitor Cooper said that he desire
go to trial, notwithstanding th
et that these were two eye witnesc
to the difficulty, but he said tha
would ask the court for benc
vrrants for their arrest for failur
appear when they had been sut
enaed and were under bond, an
)uld take such action as the law dE
anded in the premises. both as t
e witnesses and as to their bonds.
The first witness placed upon th
and yesterday morning was Anni
)ll Young, a negro woman, wh
id that on- the night it is allege
at Langford shot Penn, as she wa
.ssing Mr. R. Y. Leavells's bac
te, Langford was standing theri
d caught hold of her arm, and sai
was going to shoot her. She sai
e pulled loose from him, and Lang
rd fell down and then shot at hei
Coroner Felker was sick at hom
d unable to be in court and th
ry, the solicitor and the counsel fo
e defence, went to his home an
k his testimony. He was asked i:
gard to the dying declaration c
nn. He said the dying declaratioi
LS written by Mr. Cannon G. Bleas
d Coroner Felker said he adminis
,ed an oath to Penn, and Pen:
ned the declaration in his pres
ce. This declaration was publish
In The Herald and News at th
ae of the difficulty, along with th,
ier details. It is as follows:
ite of South Carolina,
[, Riley Penn, of the county~ an<
ate aforesaid, who, being -dul:
orn, s,ays, that I believe I am i:
stremis," i. e., I am going to die
at on Saturday evening, Februar:
,1909, I was coming from toward:
rn on my way home, and that afte.
passed the residence of Mr. R. Y
avell, a young man asked me for
ttch. This young man was acconm
nied by another young man, who:
[ not know. When he asked me fo:
match, I said alright, sir, here il
e. Then Mr. Stanmore Langford
to asked for the match,- says, hurr:
,and whirled his pistol around
.en I says, alright, sir, and gave t<
-Langford the match. Then
d, I am going home. Then he sho
in the back. Then I came 0:
Riley x Penn.
sworn to before me this 23rd Feb
W. E. Felker, (L. S.),
Doroner for Newberry County, S. C
Fle statement of Dr. P. G. Ellesor
ren at the coroner's inquest, wal
mitted, as follows:
Dr. P. G. Ellesor, being duly sworn
s: I was called to see Riley Peni
Saturday night, between 8 and
lock. He was at home, with
n-shot wound in his back. He wa:
rtly dressed. I had him undressed
ssed his wound, and attended 'hin
til he died. I understand he diet
t night. He died from effects a
und in back. He had no other dis
se that I know of. That is wouni
Lt I had covered with absorben
:ton. I do not know of my owl
owledge who shot Riley Penn.
lnot probe for ball. I could no
ate from exterior examinations.
,s first callde February 20, 1909.
P. G. Ellesor.
[he first witness put on the stan4
the State after dinner was Mr
efer Wicker, who testified that 0i
i evening of the shooting he an<
lando Wicker left. Stanmore Lang
-d and Kirkland Wicker down il
nt of Jack Gilliam's house it
annon Town," about 7 o'clock, an<
ne on towards witness' home, i:
Sdirection of the city. He said h<
ssed two negroes along the road
ing in the opposite direction, to
rds where he had left Langf ort
d Kirkland Wicker. When he go
front of Dr. Gilder's gate, he said
heard a pistol shot. He said Lang
rd had a pistol and had shot on\c
the air before he left him, and hat
en drinking with Orlando ani
E. N. Austin, who was policeman a
at time, said that in response to;
ephone message he went up Boun
ry street and arrested Stanmor
ngford at a point about half wa
+weon Mr. e Y. Tavells and th
home of the mother of the defend
ant, where the defendant lived. He
- said the defendant was drunk, and
that he and the defefidant's brother
Mr. J. J. Langford, who was at thal
time mayor, and from whom he had
g received the telephone message, took
e the defendant home and put him tc
y With this testimony the State clos
y ed its case.
, There was no testimony for the de
fence, the announcement being made
f by Col. Johnstone in the -following
,- words: "The defendant, Your Hon
L- or, rests upon his plea of not guilty.'
Following was the jury drawn tc
, try the case: Ernest W. Werts, foro
- man; W. H. Hardeman, L. W. Mills
v 'J. C. Duncan, W. C. Waldrop, S. P
- McCracken, E. M. Schumpert, J. B
d Black, C. B. Bishop, Wm. C. Scott, J
i. Fred Epting, F. L. Paysinger.
d Dr. Cromer opened for the defence
e and was followed by Col. Johnstone
- Solicitor Cooper presented the cast
t of the State, and Mr. Blease close<
h for the defence.
e A considerable amount of b 1sinesc
has been disposed of at this term o:
Barnett Maybin, colored, was ac.
o quietted of selling liquor. He was de.
fended by Messrs. Schumpert and
e Columbus Derrick, charged witb
0 murder, was acquitted. It was alleg
ed in,the indictment that he shot and
s killed one Henry Wheeler, in the low
er part of the county. The testimon3
of the defence was to the effect tha
d Wheeler sliot himself while playing
with a pistol, he and the defendant
being together at the time. Derric
was defended by Messrs. Blease and
r Frank Crouch, John rouch and
d Simp Sanders, charged with burglary
and larceny, it being alleged that. they
stole money and other things fron
Bob Ammon, a Syrian, and brother
in-law of one of the defendants, at
Whitmire, a full account of which
has appeared in The Herald and
News, pleaded guilty to larceny, and
were sentenced to serve two years
each. They were not representd by
S. R. Fortune, colored, was acquit
ted of the charge of murder in the
killing of John Pitts, colored, near
Chappells. The jury took -the view
that the homicide was purely acci
2denta!. The defendant was repre
sented by Mr. Eugene S. Blease.
H. C. Bye i,nd L. W. Cody were ac
quitted of the charge of assault and
r battery with intent to kill, the as
.sault being alleged to have been coin
mitted upon R. L. Brock at Whitinire
.. The defendants were represented by
ji Eugene S. Blease, Esq.
r~ Lawson Singley was convicted of
housebreaking and larceny, the alleg
,ed offence being the stealing of cot
ton seed from Mr. W. F. Alewine. He
.was given six months on each of the
> two counts, making one year. He
I was defended by Messrs. Schumnpert
t and Holloway.
1 Martin Kinard, colored, was con
victed of tlie charge of grand larceny,
the indictment alleging that he istole
forty dollars from the Newberry Say
Ings bank while he was janitor at the
bank. Judge Aldrich set the verdict
aside and granted a new trial. The
defendant was represented by Messrs.
-Schumnpert & Holloway and John
stone & Cromner.
VARIOUS AND) ALL ABOUT.
Mr. Win. M. Dorroh is announced
as a candidate for magistrate No. 6
3 The picnic announced for next Sat
,urday at Colony church has been
postponed to a Iater day.
The Sewing Circle of the Philathea
class of the First Baptist church will
meet with Mrs. H. L. Dean, Friday
afternoon at 4.30 o'clock.
The many friends of, Mr. Sam B.
Jones are glad to see that he .has re
t opened his restaurant at the same
The Woman's Home and Foreign
Missionary society of the Lutheran
Church of the Redeemer will meet at
.the residence of Mrs. E. sR. Hipp,
1 Monday, the 20th, at 5 p. m.
The Firemen's tournament at Sum
ter next week will be attended by the
Newberry Excelsior Hose Company,
1No. 1. The correspondent who said
that Newberry had never been rep
iresented at a firemen's tournamenit is
way behind the times. The Newberry
firemen have entered ~very .nearly
every tournament for almost a quar
1ter of a century and have always
been successful in carrying off some
of the prizes.
The Baraea Class.
I A business sleeting of the Baraca
class of the First Baptist church
t will be held at Mr. J'. H. West's resi
dence Tuesday night at 8.30 o'clock,
- and all the members are urged to be
e present. The meeting is a very im
v portant one. It Is the regular time
e for the election of officers.
THE RED MEN.
Bergell Tribe, Banner Tribe of State
Receives the Great Senior
Under the administration of Great
Sachem Otto Klettner the Imp-oved
Order of Red Men in South Carolina
has experienced a most remarkable
growth during the short time Mr.
Klettner has been at the head of the
order. Wednesday night was ap
pointed as the "great chiefs' scalping
day," and time when the various trib
es would be visited by the great chiefs
Great Sachem Klettner promising to
visit the tribe which had taken in
the most members up to that night.
Bergell Tribe, of Newberry, had this
distinction, but Bergell tribe is gen
erous, and she allowed Great Sachem
Klettner to go away from his home
tribe on this night and to visit tht
tribe at Rock Hill, which came sec
ond in the number of. new members
' taken in.
Bergell tribe was visited by Great
Senior Sagamore J. P. Carlisle, of
Greenville. Dr. Carlisle is an en
thusiastic Red Man and a hard work
er for the order. Of magnetic p--r
sonality, he makes friends whertv.r
!he is known, and his coming to New
berry was looked forward to by his
many friend's here.
The Red Men's hall was filled on
Wednesday night to greet the great
senior sagamore, several hundred of
the members being in attendance. In
addition to the large number of mem
i bers who had already been taken in
during the preceding few meeting
nights, there was a big crowd to go
in on Wednesday night.
- Following the conferring of the de
gress, the tribe was addressed by
Great Senior Sagamore Carlisle.. He
said that he was glad to be present
at this meeting of the banner tribe
of Red Men in South Carolina, which
had done degree work as he had nev
er before seen it done in all his ex
perience as a' Red Man and as an
officer in the order, and which had
transacted blusiness as it had done
degree work. He paid a fine tribute
to Bergell tribe as the best tribe
which he had ever seen work. He
then delivered a fine address on the
principles of Redmanism. The tribe
extended him a rising vote of thanks
for his visit and for his address.
Great Representative Cole L.
Blease followed Great Senior Saga
more Carlisle, and delivered an elo
quent talk, thanking the great senior
sagamore for his presence and tellirg
of the work which the Red Men ha.]
done in South Carolina, and the good
which they had done, and the duty of
The degree team which did such
fine work on Wednesday night as to
elicit the high praise from the great
senior sagamore is in charge of De
gree Master 0. S. Goree, who is also'
deputy great sachem of the tribe.
While in Newberry Great Senior
Sagamore Carlisle was the guest at
Mr. P. F. Baxter.
Letter From Great Sachem.
The following letter was read from
Great Sachem Otto Klettner, who
was, as stated, in Rock Hill on Wed!
To the Chiefs and Members of Ber
gell Tribe, No. 24, I. 0. of 'R. M.
Brethren: Although miles away, al
low me to extend to you, one and al1,
my sincere thanks and heartfelt ap
preciation for your many acts of
kindness, love and devotion towards
me. since I have been a member of
Bergell Tribe, No. 24, and your ever
ready assistance and support in the
discharge of my duty as great sachem
and my earnest effort to build up our
great and noble order.
A mother can not be more tru~e,
tender, loving or devoted to her child
than the members of Bergell Tribe,
No. 24; have been to me. God bless
you. Words fail me to express the
emotion of my heart.
"May the Great Spirit be with you
and guide you in all,your de
On .this, the first great chiefs' scalp
ing day of South Carolina,
May the choicest blessing from above
crown your pathway, brothers
May your life be one great dream of.
love, undimmed by - shadow,
sigh or tear.
A.Goes on the Road. a
Mr. A C. Jones, Jr., has secureda
poiinas traveling salesman for
Sot arolina and North Carolina for
Keen & Reville, foreign and domestic
1dress goods, 374, 376 and 378 Broad
way, New York. They are the sole
selling agents for Hitchcock fabrics
and Airedale mohairs. He and his
father, who represents John Pullman
& Co., white goads, handkerchiefs and
embroideries and laces, expect to*
leave on Monday for a four weeks'.
trip through the Carolinas, after*
which they will be at home, until
they go to New York in August to
meet the trade comin to ,market.
FIRE IN THE COUNTRI.
Mr. McDuffie Slig Loses His Resi
dence and Has No In
At 4 o'clock Tuesday morning fire
destroyed the residence of Mr. G. Mc
Duffie Sligh near,-Ebenezer church.
When Mr. Sligh discovered the fire it
had just reached the dining room, the
stove room having been consumed.
The flames had gained such headway,
spreading rapidly, that Mr. Sligh had
no chance of saving much in the
house. His first thought was of his
mother, old "Aunt Polly" Sligh, and
the other inmates and his valuable pa
pers. Aside from this all the con
tents were destroyed with the excep
tion of the articles in his bedroom.
The fire originated in the stove flue,
supposedly from the fire which had
been made in the stove preparatory
for getting supper the evening before.
The other occupants of the house
w,ere Mr. Sligh's daughters, Misses
Lillie and Sarah. Sligh. The latter
was sleeping up stairs and made a
narrow escape, having been cut off
from the stairway by the smoke when
she attempted to descend, but was
finally rescued from the building
without injury to herself.
Mr. Sligh had no insurance and his
loss is between $2,000 and $2,500. His
friends have the deepest sympathy
for him in his heavy loss.
TO SERVE LU-NCH.
Committees of Home Mission Society
to Serve Lunch to Epworth
The following committees from the
Home Mission Society will serve the
lunch to the Epworth League confer
ence on Saturday.
Committee for tables, flowers-Mrs.
Jas. F. Epting, chairman; Mrs. Jas.
D. Wheeler, Mrs. Geo. Johnstone,
Miss Minnie Havird.
Tea Committee-Mrs. Lambert W.
Jones, Mrs. Mary Wright, Mrs. Colin
Cook, Mrs. J. W. Chapman, Mrs. J.
W. Humbert, Mrs. Cannon G. Blease,
Mrs. Burr M. Martin.
Iemonade Committee-Mrs. R. L.
Tarrant, Mrs. J. B. Walton, Mrs. Mar
garet Bynum, Mrs. Charlie M. West,
Mrs. D. J. Williams.
Sandwich Committee-Mrs. P. C.
Gaillard, Mrs. J. K. Gilder, Mrs. S. 3.
Wooten, Mrs. Cornell, Mrs. Jas. F.
Epting, Miss Lizzie Salter, Mrs. R. D.
Wright, Miss Daisy Cannon, Miss Eu
genia Epps, Mrs. J. M. Fridy.
Dish Committee-Mrs. J. W. White,
Mrs. C. H. Cannon, Mrs. Delle Robin
son, Mrs. J. H. Wicker, Mrs. Ida
Boozer, Mrs. W. W. Hornsby, Miss
Edith Henderson, Mrs. F. J. Russell,
Mrs. F. M. Schumpert.
Please send all contributions to the
Sunday school rooms not later than
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The home of Mrs. J. M. Workman
in Boundary street, was the scene of
a most pleasant affair Wednesday
evening when. her niece,' Miss Marce
line Bradley entertained a few girl
friends at a delightful dinner. Later
in the evening several young men
were invited to join the young ladles
in their fun and this folly party spent
the evening in an informal and most
pleasant manner. An initial contest
proved very interesting and exciting.
At the close of the evening, a refresh
ing ice course was served.
Those invited were: Misses Alice
Aull, Eva Goggans, Lillian Smith,
Ethel Bowers; Messrs. John Gog
gans, Clarence Wallace, Richard Bur
ton, Homer Schumpert and Wardlaw,
Thursday afternoon Miss Gertrude
Carwile entertained at a miscellan
eous shower in honor of one of New
berry's attractivi June brides,.Ms
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Invitations have been issued to two
parties, for the younger society set.
Miss Louise Jones entertains on Fri
day evening for Miss Cassie Brown,
of Augusta, and Master Robert Mc
Caughrin Gist on Monday evening for
Misses Reid and Blake.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to express our sincere
thanks and appreciation to those who
so thoughtfully and patiently minis
tered to us and our beloved one dur
ing his last illness.
We shall ever feel grateful, and
trust that God's richest blessings
may rest upon them.
Mrs. S. E. Dunbar and Family.
Death of Infant.
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Widene'i' died at West End Wednesday
morning of cholera infantum,: aged
four months. The body was taken to
Teesvill Wednesayv night for burial
GOOD ROADS MEETING.
To be Held in Whitmire Saturday
Afternoon-Self Help to be the
Whitmire, June 16.-Tuesday even
ing a very enthusiastic good roads
meeting was held in the council
chambers at Whitmire.
The meeting was well attended by
the business men of the town, who
seem very much interested in the
movement, and promise a substantial
contribution to the cause.
It was broighbt out in the meeting
1 that the farmers of the township, or
at least a great number of them, had
agreed to furnish their teams and
hands, of ocurse we have not talked
with all of the farmers, but believe
that this movement will meet the ap
proval of every one who travels these
The citizens of Whitmire and the
farmers will hold a joint meeting Sat
urday afternoon for the purpose o
effecting a permanent* organization t
promote the building of good roa
in No. 4 township.
We urge all who are interested in
this movement for the building of
g(.od roads to attend the joint meei
ing Saturday afternoon, June 18, in
the school auditorium.
With the well directed efforts on
the part of the citizens of Whitmire
and the farmers of the township, we
feel sure that we will soon have good
One Cent a Word- No ad
vertisement taken for less
than 25 cents.
FOR SALE-Just twenty more Ans
tin Butter Separators at six dol
lars. After these are sold the price -
will be ten dollars each. For sale
at 'The Bee Hive. 6-17-1t.
FRESH BREAD at Wilson's. Phone
LOST-Pocket book containing pa
pers which will identify the own
er. Finder will please return to m
or to this office. Jno. K. Aull.
FOR SALE-Philada. Singer
arm sewing machine with a
ments. First class 'order.
.$35, at $12.50 cash. H. D. Ha
1100 Main street, Newberry.
FOR SALE-One horse, buggy an
harness. Cheap. R. McC. Holmes
FOR SALE-Good second-hand
gan in good repair at a -b
Apply H. D. Havird, -1100 M
WAN~TED--A customer for 'ore
.graphaphone and 15 records. W
$30, at $10. H. D. Havird, 11
Main street; Newberry.
W. H. ALDEEMAN-Veterinarian and
Farrier, has moved to Newberry toe
practice his profession, and may be
found at Bishop's Stables. Long
experience and thorough prepara-.
tion. Dental work and operations
a specialty. -
CIGAR SALESMAN WANTED.-4
Experienee unnecessary. Sell our
brands to t,he retail trade. Big
pay. Write for full particulars at
Globe Cigar Co.,
CUT OUT the Typhoid germs from I
yonr drinking watei, get it from
the ek, pure and sparkling. By
havipg you a well drilled, you eut
of all surface water. I am
prepared for .the business. See me
or phone 275.
I. A. MeDowell.
GET YOUR GLASSES from Dr. G1.
W. Connor, a graduate of the larg
est cptical college ir the world-the
Nor*hern Illinois College of Chics
go. Dr. Connor is located perrean
.ently in Newberry. gives both the
ob.jeetive and sub.iective tests by
electrieity and guaran~tees his work.
TEACHER wanted for Jalapa schooL.
Term 8 months. Salary $40.00 a
month. None but experienced teach
ers need apply. Address Newberry,
S. C. G. C. Glasgow, J. Win. Folk,
Mf. D., trustees.
Win. M. Dorroh is hereby announc
ed as a candidate for magistrate of
No. 6 township, subject to the rules
of the Democratic party.4