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Movements of Many People, New
berrians and Those Who Visit
'\rs. J. H. Summer last week re
turned from visiting relatives in Lau
Miss Annie Bynum, after a visit to
Darlington and St. Matthews, return
ed hom- last week.
Dr. W. F. Bedenbaugh has left Chat
tanooga, Tenn., and nov. is located at
Winston-Salem, N. C.
Mr. W. A. McSwain and family last
week went to Cross Hill to visit Mr.:
Mrs. Geo. W. Pearson last Friday
returned from visiting her daughter,
Mrs. C. E. Garvin, in Columbia. -
Misses Zee Wright and Irene Dil
lard, of Clinton, are visiting thei.
cousin, Mrs. Stevie Wright.
Misses Gertrude and Daisy Belle
Tolleson, of Laurens, are visiting Miss
Mr. J. R. Lathrop, of the roller mills
of Smith Mercantile company at Kin
ards, accompanied by his family, was
in the city Saturday. -
Mrs. Julian Wright and sons, Has
kell and Julian, of Houston, Texas,
are on a visit to their relative, Mr.
Misses Kate Moore and Mary Perry
who are visiting Miss Lulie Hunt, to
day leave for their homes in Colum-,
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Bradley, and
Robert McCarthy, of Sandersville, Ga.,
are visiting relatives in Newberry,
their old home.
Mr. Walter Houseal and Mr. Harts,
of Columbia, were in the city Satur
day, taking an automobile from Oo
lumbia to Carlisle.
Mr. W. D. Byrd, Jr., of Laurens
county, is visiting Mr. W. F. Wright,
Jr., at the Newberry 'hotel, and other
relatives in the city.
Miss Lizzie Gaillard last week re
turned home for the summer vacation
from the Cedar Spring institute for
tie deaf, dumb and blind. Miss Gail-,
lard is a teacher at the institute.
Mr. 0. V. Higgins last week return-:
e'd from Atlanta much improved, hav
ing gone there to have his eyes treat-,
ed. On his way home he stopped a.
little while in- Anderson to see his;
brother, Mr. F. R. Higgins.I
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Carlson last
week returned from a visit to Mrs.;
Carlson's perents, Mr. and Mrs. D. C.
Smith, and other relatives in Saluda.'
Mr. Carlson says be had an enjoyable
time fishing and in other ways.
Mr. J. C. Strickland's place as,
manager ,of the Western Union tele- I
graph office here is being filled by Mr.
R. L. Blaine, of Richmond, Va. Mr.
Strickland having been transferred to
the management at Charlottesville,
Col. Jno. F. Hobbs last Saturday
left Leesville, where he had been vis
iting, for his home in New York. Ev
erywhere he has been he has been ac
corded marked attention. Everywhere
he goec' he is the centre of attraction.:
Col. Hobbs is a distinguished man, but
on account of his personality, popu
larity and friendliness he always has
been and always will be John Hobbs
with the people.
TARIIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
.Mr. R. M. Aughtry is announced as
~a candidate for reelection as magis
trate for No. 4 township.
-Miss Adele Dunbar recently was
elected teacher in the graded school atK
Paiville, Clarendon county.
Some of the R. F. D. delegates ar
rived Saturday. They saw the first
of the decorations, etc.- I
The rain it raineth every day, as is
said sometime during every year. or
Messrs. J. H. Wicker ard L. W.
Floyd will today and tomorrow atteadi
the Cotton Crushers' association at
Wrightville Beach, N. C.
The R. F. D. convention didn't bring
the rain. It was here before, and
looks like it will stay after the con
'vention is a thing of the past.
Monroe Jones, colored, who 'works
on Mr. J. M. H..xduerson's pole, left
some cotton blooms at this office yes
The Sunday school of the Lutheran
Church of the Redeemer will have a
picnic on Thursday, July 28, in ClIr.e's
The Calendar society of the Central
church will meet with Mrs. W. W.4
Hornsby Wednesday afternoon at ~>
OQn .account of rain last Friday the
meeting of the Philathea class of the
First 'Baptist church with Mrs. F. R.
Hunter was postponed until Friday,
tor Eug. S. Werts had their settlement
on Saturday afternoon and are now
ready for the visit of the comptroller
Men in the city Saturday front
Cromer's, eleven miles to the north
west, said ploughing had been going
on there all the week, not enough rain
falling to interfere with the work.
The Spearman Insurance agency,
incorporaced, is a new company in
Greensboro, N. C., the secretary and
general manager of which is Mr. F. G.
Spearman, Jr. The Greensboro Tele
gram says that "Mr. Spearman is a
practical insurance man -who has de-!
vbted his life to the work."
Superintendent of Education Wheel
er says there were eight girls to
stand the entrance examinations for
Winthrop college last Friday, and that
there were no applicants for the
scholarship examination for the Unt
versity of South Carolina or entrance
examinations for the College of Char
leston. The Clemson examinations
will be held next Friday for the two
vacancies, one textile and the other
Mr. W. H. Hardeman and Mr. D. B.
Chandlar attended the convention of
the Southern Textile association which
was held in Augusta last Saturday.
They report a most delightful meet
ing. Mr. Hardeman was elected a
member of the board of governors.
Mr. T. M. McEntire, who worked at
the Newberry cotton mill for some
years, but who is now at Gaston, N. C.,
was elected third vice-president. Mr.
J. M. Davis is also a member of the
board of governors.
MR. WICKER REPLIES.
Explains the PaymCnt of the $9W0
Says He Wants the Critics to
Come From -.o<r. .
Mr. Editor: In last week's issue of
the Observer, the editor of that ap
per gaie the school trustees a consid
erable knock, and unjustly so. I stat
ed in a previous issue of the papers
that I would not pay any attentioh to
anything said by those -that were too
owardly to sign their names to -hat
they wrote. I think to know the writ
ers would b6 enough.
As to Mr. Higgins' piece, I have no
~riticisms to make, although I differ
with hi min some of his statements,
>ut he wrote his views and then sign
ad his name.
Now as to Mr. Wallace's editorial:
1st. That the trustees had paid1
$800 to the West End school, to.help
:o pay' the teachers, and that* the 1
ounty school superintendent of edu- 1
ation had withheld his approval oft
;he claim, on the ground that the West
End school was not a part of theI
schools of the city, therefore, the
:laim was not lawful.
2nd. While' Mr. Wallace does nott
say so, he leads the public to believe
:hat the trustees do not elect the
:eachers of the West End school, and
:hat the superintenaent has no au-1
:hority over the school.
Now I will try to answer the first
:riticism, and I want to be, First,
:ruthful; second, open; third, honest.
We have paid towards the West End
;chool this year $800. That was the
imount we were asked for, towards
aying the teachers of that school.
[his has been the custom for years,:
~ven when Mr. Wallace was on the
>oard. The board at that time paidt
he teachers of that school $100, andc
:hereason they did not pay more was I
hey had no more to pay. Now if it(
-as wrong to pay $800 was it not
rong to pay $100. Yet Mr. Wallacet
vas on the board.1
I agree with the superintendent of
~ducation, and he is right, to find outt
f this is a just claim, and I, as one oft
he board will abide by his decision.
2nd. As to the teachers of the West
~nd school. They are elected by thee
rustees same as the other teachers
f the city, and the superintendent is
'equired to visit the school, just as
1e does the other schools, and I know
)f a personal knowledge, that he did
Then the Observer proceeds by say- :
ng that unfortunately the schools and
;he trustees are- just now the object
>f a good deal of adverse criticism.
his is true, and one of Mr. Wallace's
~alibra, just at this time, should not
our oil on this flame, and just here
Let me repeat a little piece of poetry,
:hat was in this same issue of the Ob
erver. I would be g.lad if you would
read this piece again, it is to the
Any Chump Can Knock.
'Don't laugh at those who malke mis-'
takes or stumble on the way,
For you are apt to follow thm
and almost any day,
Don't think the others sifting sand,1
and you are solid rock,
nd don't forget for haven sake, that
any chump can knock."
Now, don't blame the board for this,i
it's me. J. H. Wicker. i
AROUSED FOR GOOD ROADS.
Committee From Whitmire Appear
Before Supervisor and Board to
Do Some Road VVrk.
A committee from No 4 township
composed of R. R. Jeter, J. M. Suber,
7. H. S :3 v, JnL. W. ScoLt an' Budler
Johnson. . were appoii . at
meeting - d at Whitmire ji-c tilue
ago, went before the couaty comic?
sioners .- o1urday to Deti+io!l t,
supervisor to come over to No. 4
township and work some of the roads
leading into Whitmire. The citizens
of township No. 4 have become very
much aroused on the subiect of im
proving their roads and they feet that
the cbaingang has not done its pro
portion of work in their township.
Some time ago a meeting was held
in Whitmire in the interest of road
improvement and it was resolved to
send this committee before the super
visor and his board and to state that
the people in the township would fur
nish their teanis and wagons and
those in the town who did not have
teams and wagons would contribute
money to make up their proportion
provided they could get the supervis
or to assist them with the chaifigang.
It is proposed to have the chaingang
commence at Whitmire and take the
four leading roads out from Whitmire
and work them for seven or eight
miles, the people along each road co
operating with the chaingang. The
four roads proposed .re the road
leading toward Dr. 'Setzler's place as
rar as the Laurens line, the road by
Mr. Jno. M. Suber's place for about
seven miles, the road to the brick
house and the one to Cromer's store.
rhese four will cover the main roads
[n the township and all together the
mileage is not over twenty or twenty
They would be will for the chain
,ang to come at once, but will be sat
sfied if the supervisor will move there
xbout the first of Augus,, when they
lave finished with their crops and
;hen they will take their. hands and
:eams and wagons as indicated and
3ooperate with him in the building of
The supervisor and his board, see
.ng the justice of the contention of
:he committee from Whitmire, hava
romised to move int that-.towvnship
>y the first of August. U the road~s ii.
licated are worked it is probable the
road froni Cromer's on to . Newberry
vill also be put in good condition and
he people on the road by Mr. Suber's
mn to the Caldwell place will work
bat road. If this is done it will give
is .two good roads from Newberry all
he way to Whitmire, one via Caldwell
tnd the other via Cromer's store.
Some gentlemen who have been tray
~ling the Cromer road to Whitmire for
i0 years say it is in- worse condition
han they have ever known it.
The good roads fever is now on and
he doctors must get busy and are get
A DESERVED PROXOTION.
Ir. J. C. Strickland, the Efficient and
Accommodating Telegraph Oper
ator, Transferred to Va.
Mr. J. C. Strickland, who has been
he efficient and obliging operator in
:harge of the Western Union office at
sewberry, has been transferred to
Tharlottesville, Va. When it was
earned that it was the intention of
he company to transfer Mr. Strick
and the people of Newberry immed
ately got up a petition requesting
hat he be left in Newberry, and while,
hey did not want to interfere with his
>romotion they asked that if neces
ary and possible the company in
:rease his pay.
Mr. Grey, of Columbia, who came up
o make the transfer, wired the peti
ion to the authorities in Richmond,
and stated that Mr. Strickland had
;iven universal satisfaction at New
ierry and the people were unanimous
ni their desire that he should remain.
['he company wired back that they ap
>reciated the service of Mr. Strick
and and had had him in mind for
ome time for promotion and this was
decided promotion and they felt that
is friends here would not desire to
~etain him and thua prevent his pro
He was, therefore, transferred to
3harlottesville. There has not been
nyone in charge of the office during
mur experience with it who has given
ts general satisfaction as Mr. Strick
and and while we would have been
lelighted to have had him remain with
is we congratulate him on his promo
He is succeeded at Newberry by Mr.
1. L. Blaine, who has been with the
~ompany about five years.T MrBlaine'
s from Richi.nond anid was four years
n the office at Richmond. During this
rear he has been in charge of the of
e a Hintoem mvet Virginia, and
Banks, Cotton Mills and Other Cor
porations of Newberry Pay Good
The several corporations in the
county declared their usual dividends
on last Friday. These dividends all
indicate that the several institutions
are in a prosperous condition. These
semi-annual dividends will turn loose
a considerable amount of money in
the county and should make money
The National bank is the oldest in
stitution in the county, having been
organized nearly 40 years ago and was
really the first National bank in the
State above Columbia and for a num
ber of years did the bank business
for all of this section of the State. It
has paid out in divdends, during its
existence, about for times its capital
stock and is still in a prosperous con
dition. In fact at present it is doing
a better business and carrying a lar
ger line of deposits than it has for a
number of yearm
The next oldest institution is the
Newberry cotton mill which was or
ganized in 1884 and at that time was
considered somewhat of an experi
ment for it was among the first, if not
the first, cotton mill to be operated
exclusively by steam. It has been
very successful and has been enlarged
twice since being built, the additions
being put up largely out of. the sur
plus, in addition- to th;3 dividends
which have been declared.
The following are the institutions
declaring dividends given with the
capital stock and the amount of divi
National Bank of Newberry, 4
per cent on $150,00W-... ..$ 6,000
Newberry Savings bank, 4 per I
cent. on $50,000 .. ...... 2,000
Commercial bank, 5 per cent.
on $50,000.. .......... 2,500!
The Bank of Prosperity, 4 per
cent. on $25,000.. ...... 1,000 t
The Peoples' National Bank of i
Prosperity, 4 per cent on 1
$25,000 .............. 1,000
The Farmers' and Merchants'
Bank- of Little Mountain, 3
per cent. on $10,000 ...... 300 f
The Newberry Cotton Mill, 5
per cent on $400,000.... .... 20,000
The Mollohon Manufacturing
Co., 4 per cent. on $486,000.. 19,440
The Farmeis' Oil Mill, 8 per
cent. (annual) on $32,000... 2,560
Standard Warehouse, 4 per cent. '~
Security Loan andy Investment
Co., 3 per cent. o,n $50,000.. 1,500
Newberry Land and ' Security
Co., 8 per cent (annual) on
$25,000.. ..'...... .....2,000.
Prosperity Oil Mill, 5 per cent.
on $30,000 (annual).. .... ...1,500 1
Total amourit of dividends... $59,800
Tihe Glenn-Lowry Manufacturing1
company at Whitmire declared their
sual dividend on their capital stock 'l
f $400,000. William Coleman & Co.
ave the distinction of operating a 1
very successful bank, an institution
without any capital, but' have to the e
surplus account a very goodl a.nount.
The Bank of Pomaria with a capi-: (
al of $10,000, and the Bank of Chap
pells, with a capital of $10,000 have I
ut recently been organized and are
oing a safe and successful business.
he Pomaria Oil mill is also one of the , I
successful enterprises of the county.
The Little Mountain Oil ,mill has
made about 16 per cent. xn its capital i
f $20,000, some of which, however,
will go 'to the paying of certain in- '
ebtedness, but after that is paid a
here will be a balance to go in divi- 1
ends to the stockholders.
he Coroner Makes Another Investi.
Early Saturday afternoon Coroner
W. E. Felker was informed of the:
eath of Drayton Glymph, colored,
hich it was thought perhaps needed
is attention. The coroner without a
eay made an investigation. The ne
ro, who lived on Mr. M. L. Wicker's
place near St. Philip's church, h'ada
been sick in bed for some time, sup
posedly with consumptioii. He was
last seen alive at about 9 o'clockt
aturday morning and was found dead
y his sister when she went in at the~
oon hour from her work in the field.
From what he saw and heard Coronert
Felker was satisfied that Glymph
ame to his death by natural causes,t
ence he deemed no inquest neces-;
As to a Scurry or Two.
Mr. J. R. Scurry, Jr., last week set b
n at the Cash StoreCaldwell & Hal- I
iwanger's- and at the same time his f
rother, Mr. B. M. Scurry, of the J-A.n- e
son City ball team, was also makin~g a
oon. A. press special describing the f
san'o e .Tune 28 says: "The feature
f the game .was a long line drive by b
Scurry for three bases."
SRev. -J. R. Greene, who has beeni r
alled as pastor of West End Baptist t
hurch, arrir' d in Newberry on S.tu'- a
ay and has entered upon his work. f
Rev. Mr. Greene comes to Newberry I
THE RED MEN. V<
)fficers Chosen at Meeting of Bergell ti
Tribe on Thursday Night-The W
Banner Tribe. h
At a largely attended meeting of
Bargell tribe. No. 24, Improved Or
ler of Red Men, held on Thursday r(
iight, officers for the ensuing term si
vere chosen as follows: F
Phophet-B. B. Leitzsey. p"
Sachem-Jno. K. Aull. ai
Senior Sagamore--J. H. Chappel. ai
Junior Sagamore-T. B. Kibler. ti
Bergell tribe is the largest tribe in. L
he State, and has the distinction of G
iumbering among its membership the! P
,reat sachem of South Carolina, Hon. si
)tto Klettner. This tribe also has had b
.wo past great sachems, one of whom
s now a represantative to the great
Great Sachem Otto Ellettneri.,
:ouncil of the United States, and whol
s being urgad for great junior saga-!
nore of the great cou'ncil af the.,Unit
,d States. These are Past Sachem I.
I Hair, deceased, and Great Repred
entative Cole L. Ble ase, the latter :of
vhom is being urged by representa
ives throughout tfie country to allow,
dis name -to be presented to the-next!
nemting of the great council as a can
[idate for great Junior -sagamore. *n
The AppOintiTe Officers. X
Sachem Jno. K. Aull has made the
First ?annup-Jno. Henry Baxter.
Second Sannup-W. S. Franklin. 7
1stWariorJ. . Fankin 14
2ndWarir-. . ouniht
3rd raveR. C Wiliams
1st SautEm. t Ful er. er
Gouard of thegwam-W. Staes aden-o
Gur of eret-Jamesl Calde.i
ViStts.Tesngr Pasmtee. .
Sunay-W. deeaed aonson Grea . K.e
Mnay-T. CoB. Biles, the Latter~ H
ThedyN M.ontv Offiett,s. B..
SecondannW. TS.crankli. A.
)iset, Wa.or. nE.Frnl. . B
2n Haror. Ct't Boettnih.
edten' Offrio-ae Mora. Hnesn
1set Srae. B. TSoutm aroin
4th Camee-Jahis L.ountry in 185 .n
2nd cto-Werry Sharina i
Gu yar d hgam-conucte B 'eren
Gurd one oret-Jarges maerhant
evera Iems, twogh tem .smyr --
nda-t. reen aKmeber Jf Lthe
posdio-tha P. Frasnben Dcontinu
ince te. etbiheto h rsn
Frdystem,an Bxthut B.ppositneh
)cet,me . D.Nce
Geiast rachm ofte Sofuthe aoIna
asbnen orr Germay, 53ellowso
ceSate aGnipas Southpfulomas
her othe Masonicdorder.dKigods oef
tias, and Nabeyr Sothrlfa- n
rna bdea and has aconutent mery
d Brgeln sucesfu Nedery good aldo
sceftabuiness snce hat etmehief
f teod o on thaet merchantsb
ar t cinty. dt fhi lcin
as sefe the oitons alderust, fon
aternal bodis, two lts and maorn
pstothurch he has been cintihu
nce tue etablisenut and the pesent
H.K e is gadmilatryf thled
isprends isOde of Od's Felowsemen
oeState and s .-phat worshiflmta
eacf hes Msonich tordr Kishad to
2ea oies, andhis at onsistent emer
sed othe Luthera hurch Has eerv-n
asd Bandl thie pofplewrii all hitofa
>vahmWud to find that hisleleion
)tion to duty, faithfulness to public
rvice and obedience to the laws of
ie heavenly Father, if so, what a
orld of joy and gladness we would
ave. -A Friend.
Excursion to Columbia.
Tha Columbia, Newberry and Lau
ms railroad will operate an excur
on from Laurens to Columbia on
riday of this week. It will take the
lace of the regular morning train
ad afternoon train between Columbia
ad Laurens. The fare for the round
'ip Is as follows: All points from
aurens to Clinton, Inclusive, $1.25;
oldville to Newberry, inclusive, $1;
rosperity to Little Mountain, inclu
ve, 75 cents, and Chapin to Colum
La 50 cents.
Ball This Week.
There will be three games of ball
iis week, Thursday, Friday and Sat
rday, between Newberry and the Au
Lsta Y. M. C. A. Thursday and Fri
ay the games will be played at col.
,ge park and on Saturday at West
Lydia and Newbeiry played five in
ings last Saturday and the game
'as called off on account of the rain.
he score was Newberry 1, Lydia
Mimnaugh's big sale was a great
lecess. It continues during the'
,eek. This is a great opportunity to.
?cure bargains in all first cldss mer
kne Cent a Word-. No ad
vertisement taken for less
than 25 cents.
ISS IL A. PEAJSOX will close her
sewini- parlors for a summer vaca
tion, the last .day. of July. All per.
sons having packages there will.
please call for them and sele by
OXkL, the best furnitures,and piano
polish made, 25 and 50 cents bottles.
Call .get sample from the J. L. Bow
les Co. 2t"
ARBE'CUE--We will fui-nish .a first-~
class barbecue at St. Paul's Luther-4
an church in No. .10 township on
Friday, July 29. Evel-ybody is 1i
vited and a good -dinner is assured.
J. D. H. Kibler.
E. H. Werts.'
[IT VALUE givng sale of shirt
waists. I will close out a lot c!
many diffei'ent designs In lawns,
lingerie and suisine silk at my
rooms in Copeland' building. Miss
M. -A. Pearson. ' : 7-54f
OT BREAD 3.ND ROLLS--We are
receiving large shipments of br
and ;rolls,. hot from the oveq, ev .
morning. .If you appreciate'~ g
steam raised bread call ogx
Jones' Restuarant. '7-1-tt
ULE FOR SALE-Paid $89 for ita
1st of March and having no use for
it now will s.al for $75 casti. ..
Luther Mayer. R. F. D. No. 2, New
berry, S. C 7-1-rf
'ANTED--To sell a good milk cow:
Any one wishing- to buy one will
to wall to see H. 0. Long. .3
[GAB SALESMAN WANTED.
Experienece unnecessary. Sell our
brands to the retail trad*. Big
pay. Write for full particulars at
Globe Cigar Co.,
(JT OUT the Typhoid germs fro
yonir drinking' watei, get it frm
the roek, pure and sparkling. By
having you -a well drilled, you eat
of all surfgee water. I am
prepared' for the business. See me
or phone 275.
I. A. MeDowell.
BT YOUR GLASSES from Dr. A
W. Connor, a graduate of the lare
est optical college kr the world-the
Northern Illnois College of Chies
g'o. Dr. Connor is loosted peran
ently in Newberry. gives both the
objeEtive and subjective tests by
eleetr'eity and guarantees his wort.
SACHER 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, 3. Win. Folk,
M. D., trustees.
The- undersigned is hereby aa.
unced as a candidate for re-election
magistrate for No. 4 township, su
at to the Democratic primary.