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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
brry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Friday, December 2, 1910.
BUILDING UP NEWBERRY.
Next week beginning on Tuesday
has been set apart as membership
week for the chamber of commerce.
'The membership committee will de
Tote a great part of their time during
the week to caffing upon the busi
mess men In the community who have
not identified themselves with the
thamber of commerce, and will en
deavor to show them the importanbel
of cooperating by active membership.
A large organized body whose sole
aim is too look out for the general
welfare of the community can accom
plish a great deal. It is a patriotic
duty which every live and progressive
sitizen owes to his community to do
something to advance the general
welfare. le can do that something
in no better way than by identifying
kimself with an organized body such
as the chamber of commerce.
The efforts of the committee will be
to increase the membership during
this next week to at least 300, which
should be a very easy task. Tha mem
bership is not confined to citizens of
the town, but special rates have been
given to the farmers of the county, and
it is the purpose of the Newberry
chamber of commerce to take in the
whole county because it is realized
that what benefits the county is oblig
ed to benefit the town, and without the
prosperous and progressive rural com
munity it is impossible to have pro
gressive business community in the
It is the purpose of the Newberry
chamber of commerce to impress upon
all of the citizens of Newberry coun
ty that the efforts of this body will
be to advance in every way that which
makes a better citizenship, and a more
prosperous community of the .entire
county. With this field, as we have
said, it should be easy for the mem
bership committee to reach the 300
In addition to the business part of
the body, .the rooms are always com
fortable and contain the leading pa
pers and periodicals, and it would be
worth the cost to the citizenship *of
the rura! community to feel at liberty
to drop in these rooms when they
come to Newberry, and meet their
friends and look over the papers and
neriodicals, and refresh themselves.
-Newberry county and town need to
develop to a greater extent the spirit'
of cooperation and mutual helpful
ness, and in no way can this be bet
ter done than in an organization such
as the chamber of commerce.
It is very much desired that the
membership be increased prior to the
annual banquet which Is to be held on
the 20th of this month. Getting around
the same taUle in a socili way brings
the people to know 8acb. t,her better
than almost any other one thing.
When the committee calls upon you
during this week be prepared to en
rol your name in this organization,
and then determine that you will use
your best efforts to advance the best
interests of the county of Newberry.
Let your slogan be "Newberry-the
City That Does Things," and let us
extend this slogan to include the en
tire county of Newberry. We have a
good county and a compact county and
the greatest need at this time is co
operation and the spirit of helpful
THE ROAD INSPECTORS.
The road inspectors, whose reports
are published in this issue, were ap
pointed under the provisions of the
bill introduced by Senator Alan John
Quod erat demonstrandumi.
We hope the Latin is not faulty.
Judging from the reports of the va
rious road inspectors, it would seem
that Newberry county had a most ex
cellent system of roads, antd that they
were all in good condition.
The one recommandation that terra
cotta be used instead of sap .lumber at
crossings, is a good suggestion. We~
.,.r~ +la irnow that at least some of
the inspectors feel that our SYSte
is all wrong, and that the roads should
be worked by contract. That has been
the decision of The Herald and News
for many years, and we are glad that
other people are seeing it that way
The grand jury recommends that
our county government be changed
so that the roads may be worked by
contract instead of warning out the
hands. The Herald and News is pleas
ed to have the grand jury endorse the
plan that it has been advocating for
so many years. Ail indications now
begin to point to a reform in road
building which will mean better roads
for this county in the near future.
It would probably be a good idea
if the law could be so changed so as
to have the registration for the city
election separate and distinct from the
county and State registration. In
other words, permit the registration
officer for the town to register those
voters by wards who are qualified to
vote in the town election without re
quiring them to produce their county
and State registration certificates as
well as their county and State tax re
ceipts. It might be well to have them
produce their town tax receipts or to
have evidence that their taxes have
been paid. A great many citizens will
not go to the trouble to look up their
tax receipts, and their county and
State registration certificates in order
to secure a town registration.
BETTER THAN JAYBIRD HUNT.
Mr. P. C. Gaillard's Young Son
Catches O'Possum Without
James Gaillard is a 'possum hunter
right. He needs no dog to tree the
game. Whether or not James is gift
ed with the possum dog's keen sniffiffic
of scentration the reporter does not
know, but it has on several occasions
been demonstrated that when he want
ed possum he went to the woods and
returned with possum. A fine, fat one
for the Thanksgiving dinner was treed
and caught by James. Where it takes
en and boys and dogs and lanterns
and axes to capture sometimes one
little cat-looking prowler of the mid
night, James can get himself together
and stroll out of an afternoon and
come back with a rich specimen of
the sweet woodland meat, just as easy.
How he trails, trees, climbs and
catches is his secret, not the repor
ter's. Maybe he can drink In the gen
tle Zephyrs and tell where the game
is. At any rate, something tells James
to go out and get possum and he goas
and gets possum. If the scent route
is not what he takes, then he must
have a heye like a beagle or an in
stinct unknown to common hunters.
You don't catch James paying $1.20 for
shells, $1 for gloves and walking over
creation for a jaybird-not James; he
'does what has just been recorded ofI
The youthful possum hunter of'
High Point may have some hunters
wanting him to go along with them
and point the way to where lay the
costly game that makes the sweet po
.tato look good, and eta ditto.
The News of Excelsior.
Excelsior, Nov. 28.-Our school ob
served Thanksgiving day.
Our people all took in the carnival
and enjoyed it at Prosperity last
The Rev. Ira S. Cladwell preached
a good able sermon for us Sabbath
Mr. Ira Nates, of Columbia, has been
spending a few days with his father's
Miss Rosalee Wheeler, a student of
Newberry college, spent Saturday and
Sunday with the home folks here.
Miss Eunice Muse, principal of the
Locust Grove school, spent Sunday
with Miss Jessie Lorick.
Mr. John Sease has made quite an
improvement on his dwelling house
Mr. John F. Wheeler on Sunday was
elected delegate from Excelsior Sun-I
day school to the Sunday school con
vention which will meet at Zion Meth-'
odist church Friday, December 2.
The weather continues fine and our
farmers will soon be done picking
cotton and sowing grain.
Messrs. D. B. Cook, E. M. Cook and
A. N. Crosson went over to Leesville
Sunday to attend the burial service of
Mrs. Rosa Crosson. Mrs. Crosson
formerly lived in this section before
moving to Leesville, and she had
many friends here who were sorry to
learn of her death.
Thanksgiving day was pleasantly
spent at Mr. J. A. C. Kibler's home by!
the presence of his children. Mrs. Ed.
Halfacre and children, Mrs. Berry
Livingston and children and Mr. Kib
ler's brother, Mr. H.. S. B. Kibler, of
Nic ra thi morning.
Large Tcolumte of Bushiess Dsposed of
in Session Lasting Three
The general sessions court conclud
ed its work on Wednesday night, after
having disposed of a considerable
amount of business, greatly facilitated
by a number of pleas of guilty. Judge
John S. Wilson was in Newberry un
t1. yesterday at noon, and the court
was open yesterday morning for such
matters as might come before it.
In the last case tried in the sessions
court a verdict was rendered late
Wednesday evening and the jurors
The following cases were disposed
of by the sessions court:
Fought for Her Husband.
Bertha Pitts, a negro woman, plead
ed guilty to assault and battery of a
high and aggravated nature on the
charge of cutting another negro. Ber
tha said she cut the other woman be
cause the latter was estranging the
affections of Bertha's husband. Bertha
was sentenced to pay a fine of $40 or
to serve four months. She was repre
sented by Eugene S. Blease, Esq.
Didn't HaTe Sorrel Cow.
L. J.- Fielding, colored, was convict
ed of obtaining money by false pre
tence. The jury recommended Field
ing to mercy. He was sentenced to
pay a fine of $100 and to serve three
months, the imprisonment being sus
pended on payment of the $100 fine.
Fielding was alleged to have obtained
$50 in money and goods from Mr. J. H.
Johnson on the representation that
he had a sorrel cow and a sewing ma
chine, and a hog and some other ar
ticles. It developed that he didn't
have the cow, and the machine was
claimed by other parties, and Mr.
Johnson said he had been unable to
collect a cent on the mortgage which
the negro gave over the goods. The
defendant was represented by Messrs.
Hunt, Hunt & Hunter, the defense be
ing conducted by J. B. Hunter, Esq.
Tried in His Absence.
Will Churcher, charged with violat
ing the dispensary law by seling a
pint of liquor to another negro, and
who had been arrested and had gone
out in search of a party of gamblers,
and who ran up on the whiskey trans
action as it was in progress. A sealed
sentence was left for Churcher.
Churcher was not represented by
Reeder Dorroh, colored, pleaded
guilty to steaaing $21.50 from Jones &
Werts. Dorroh was workitig for
Jones & Werts and was sent to the.
bank to deposit the money. 'gorrah
failed to show up at the bank, and of
course the money went with Dorroh.
Dorroh is 15 years old, and was sen
tenced to serve two years in the State
reformatory for colored _youths in
Lexington county. Dorroh hnad no
His Brother-in-taw's Clothes.
Will Henderson, colored, pleaded
guilty to breaking into the house of
Felix Davis on the first of August, of
this year, and stealing goods there
from to the value of eight dollars. He
was sentenced to serve 18 months,
Henderson and Davis were brothers
in-law. Henderson said Davis had
been wearing his clothes, and he
thought he was entitled to wear some
of Davis' clothes. Henderson was not
represented by counsel.
Six Months or $200.
Tafly Lindsay, colored, pleaded
gulty of assault and battery with in
tent to kill, and was sentenced to serve
six months or to pay a fine of $200.
He was represented by Eugene S.
Little Mountain Cutting Scrape.
Jim Shores and Martin Dawitins,
two young white men, pleaded gil1tY
to assault and battery of a high and
aggravated nature on an Indictment
charging assault and battery with in
tent to kill in the cutting of Luke I.
Summers, the Columbia street railway
conductor, at the Little Mountain re
union in August. After thoroughly
investigating the case and all the cir
cumstances, and taking into consid
eraton the condition in life of the
young men, the solicitor consented to
accept this plea, and they were sen
tenced each to pay a fine of $200, $60
in cash and the remainder to be sus
pended during good behavior, or to
serve one year. Shores is from Con
ord, N. C., and Dawkins from Fayette
ille, N. C. H. C. Means, FEsq., of Con
ord, came to Newberry In their be
half. and E. S. Blease, Esq., and
Messrs. Hunt, Hunt & Hunter also ap
peared for them.
Will Burch, of the Mollohon- mill,
was arrested along with Dlawkins and
Shores, but he was released at the
preliminary hearing before Magistrate
Kibler, of Prosperity. The grand jury,
however, indicted him along with the
other two, but it is not known where
he is. A bench warrant will be issued
for his arre.st.
Shores and Dawkinis paid their fines
with money sent them from their
families at home. who are in poor fin
acial circumstances. .Tudge Wilson
in sentencing them urged them to turn
-, a a nw e af and make men of
For Medicinal Pnrposes, He Said.
Mose Farrow, colored, pleaded guil
ty to violation of the dispensary lav
Mose told the judge he had a half pin
and scild it to another negro becaus<
the latter said he needed it for a sic]
wife. Mose was sentenced to pay -
fine of $250, $100 cash and the balanc,
being suspended during good behav
ior, or to serve six months. Mose wai
repreesnted by Eugene S. Blease, Esq
Pleaded Guilty With Infant in Arms
Mary Jones, colored, appeared in th,
dock with a 5-months-old infant i
her arms and pleaded guilty to viola
tion of the dispensary law. She tol
the judge she had the whiskey whei
she was sick, and sold a half-pint of I
for 25 cents. Judge Wilson advisei
her when she had whiskey for sick
ness to use it for sickness, or for mak
ing cake. She was sentenced to pa:
a fine of $100, $25 cash and the ba.1
ance to be suspended durIng good be
havior, or to be confined in jail fo
Three Tried Together.
F. H. D. Anderson, Mack Pitts ani
Dock Anderson, all negroes, were trie
for assault and battery with intent t
kill, and carrying concealed weapon
the alleged assault being committe
with a pistol upon Gus Golding, col
ored, at a hot supper on Mr. Care
Johnson's place in March of this yea
The State failed to make out its cas
against Dock Anderson on the assaul
and battery count, and consented to
verdict of not guilty as to him on th3
count, and the case went to the jur
on the entire indictment as to th
other two negroes, and on the conceal
ed weapon count as to Dock Ander
son. The bullet struck Golding, bu
he seems to have been tough enoug,
to cause it to glance, and he was nc
Dominick and Pitts were acquitte
by the jury of the assault and batter
charge, and all three negroes wer
convicted of carrying concealed w'a
pons. This verdict as to Dock Andez
son was set aside by the judge on th
ground that the State had not prove
that Anderson had a weapon conceal
ed. On motion of the solicitor the cas
against Dock Anderson for carryin
conceaed weapons was then sent t
a magistrate for trial. Pitts an
Dominick were sentenced each to pa
a fine of $50 or to serve 30 days.
Win. Hendrix Gets 18 Months.
William Hendrix, colored, pleade
gui&Ity to assault with intent to kil
and was sentenced to serve 18 month:
Hendrix stated that Bennie Lindsa
had had a fuss with his sister an
drawn a pistol on her, and after' dar
when Bennie was coming down th
road Hendrix stepped out on the sid
of the road and fired his shotgun
Bennie. Fortunately for Bennie, tU
load went over his head. Hendrix we
not represented by counsel.
Alice Williams, a negro woman, we
acquitted of arson on Wednesda
evening, after about five hours' delil
eration by the jury. Alice appeared:i
court without a lawyer, and beir
charged with a capital offence, it w~
necessary to appoint counsel to di
fend her. Judge Wilson appointed
G. SaAe, Esq., who conducted her ca:
ably. Alice and 'her husband, Allb
Williams, lived on Mr. B. P. Hawkin
place, and a few days prior to Octob
20 they separated because, Allen say
he would not come to Newberry to g
50 cents the woman had sent by som
body to buy some little househdld a
ticles. On October 20 the house
which Allen lived was destroyed I
fire, and Alice was charged with I
Tump Ellison Gets 10 Years.
, Tump Ellison, colored, who kiTh
another negro, Will Moore, in ti
Kinards section, pleaded guilty1
manslaaghter on a charge of murde
and was sentenced to serve ten year
He was represented by Eungene
The Emigration Agent.
Jake Lever, the negro arrestedi
North Carolina, charged with conduc
ing the business of an emigrati
agent in this State without a licens
peaded guilty and was entenced1
pay a fine 'of $1,000 or to serve si
months. Jake told Judge Wilson I
was not trying to hire hands, but I
came to the county from the Seaboai
work in North Carolina to see his pet
pie here, and the negroes wanted1
go back with him.
Death of Infant.
The two-weeks-old infant of M
and Mrs. J. L. Mayer, of the count;
died Wednesday night and was burie
at Rosemont cemetery Thursday afte:
noon at 4 o'clock, service by the Re
James D. Kinard.
NO TAX EXTENSION.
Taxpayers are hereby notified, b
the authority of the City Council, tha
there will be no extension of the tim
for paying city taxes. The time e~
pires November 30, after which dat
the penalty will attach.
J. R. SCURRY,
C. & T. T. C. N.
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