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VUM XLIIKUBE10.NEWB3ERRY, SOUTH CAEOLIhA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1910. TWCE A WEEK, PM6 A YEAR
KLLED BY PARLOR RIFLE.
Young Charles Lake Accidentall3
Shoots Himself While Hunting
Charles, the fifteen-year-old son 0
Dr. W. E. Lake, of this city, died short
ly after 9 o'clock yesterday morning
as the result of a wound which he ac
,cidentally inflicted upon himself with
a parlor rifle while out hunting with
two companions on Wednesday after
noon. The 22-calibre bullet struCI
the lower portion of the breast bonE
on the left side, and penetrated a por
tion of the lung.
The lad was with Ralph Ward an
Harold Boozer, both of wYhom had s101
guns, while Charles was using a par
Ior rifle. . They had taken lunch 'with
them, and on Wednesday afternoOJ
they sat down dn the family burying
ground behind Rosemont cemetery tO
eat their lunch. They had finished
eating, and were preTring to continue
their hunt. Charles picked up his
rifle and in some manner, it is no
)mown how; it was discharged. His
companions thou;ght at first it was a
*ire cracker. They were not looking
t Charles at the time, and had n
. dea when they heard the report of the
rfle that he had been shot. He said,
4My gracious, my gracious," and
walked about fifty yards. Ralph and
Harold assisted him to the street
where they saw Mr. Milton Caldwell
In-his buggy, and Mr. Caldwell broughl
the wounded lad to town. He was car
tied into Parks' store, where every
thing possible was done for him.
He was attended by Drs. Pelham and
-Mower and Dr. Kibler, in addition tc
Charles was a bright lad, a pupil ii
the city high school. He would havE
been 15 years old February 14 next
in their deep affliction -the bereaved
family blave the heartfelt sympathy o
he entire pommunity.
".The funeral will be at St. LukeE
'church at 1o o'clock this rAorning, th
services being conducted by the Rev
S. P. Koon.
Visits Boyhood Home.
The Rev. S. J.' Lathrop, of 'Paris,
Texas, is in Newberry visiting rela
;ives. He is a son of the late J. A
Tathrop of this county. Young Lath
repe'left Newberry when 'he was seve'
rars old, and this is his first visit tc
bis old homes. He will preach at the
West End .Baptist church on Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock.
Mr. Lathrop says he is delighted tc
-visit his.native State after an abhsenlce
of between 25 and 30 years.
He spoke in glowsinlg terms; of his
Newberry L.ady In This.
Saluda, Dec. 23.--The anti-Christ
mnias session of the vililage school clos
ed yesterday. The pupils will have a
vacation of 10 days. Principal Shealy
will spend the holidays in Saluda
.-Miss Anne D. Jones left today for: heI
home in Newberry, Miss Aileen Kearse
goes to Bamberg, Miss Derrick tc
Leesville and. Miss May Padgett tc
Batesburg. Splendid work has beet
done in all the departments of the
Card of Thanks..
SI desire to express through the
columns of your paper the sincere
Thanks of myself and family to thE
many friends who tendered their sym
pathy and help 'during the receni
*leath and burial of my daughter, Nan'
nie May. Our hearts are full of grati
tude to you, and we pray that God
will reward you for your words o:
comfort and consolation during our
W. N. Sheely.
Little Mountain, Dec. 28, 1910.
At a regular meeting of the Baraca
class of the First Baptist church, held
at the residence of Mr. M.. L. Spear
man, on December 16, the followina~
officers were elected for the ensuing
six montbs: President. Prof. C. F
Werts; vice-president, W. 0. Wilson;
secretary, M. L. Spearnman; assistani
secretary, B. L. Dorrity; p)ress report
er A. F. Lambright. Mrs. J. H. Wes1
was unanimously reelected teacher.
After the election, the Baracas par
-took of an elegant salad supper, foI
~which they are indebted to Mrs;. M. L.
NEWBERRY WANTS THE REST*
After That Portion of the "Dutch
Fork" Still Left i4 Lexington
It will be recalled that recently a
large portion of the "Dutch Fork"
section of Lexington county voted to
go into Richland county. Newberry
wants the remainder of this section
still left in Lexington, and has gone
to work to get it. The following let
ter written Mr. J. S. Wessinger . at
Capin by President I. H. Hunt, of the
Newberry chamaber of commerce, ex
Mr. J. S. Wessinger, Chapin, South
Dear Mr. Wessinger: Since some of
your neighbors have gone into Rich
land cc unty I write to ask'if what is
left of that section can not be induced
to come into Newberry county. We
need them and want them.
I understand that the old line of
what was then known as "Newberrry
District" ran from the mouth of Bear
creek on &aluda river to the mouth of
Wateree; creek on Broad river and that
most, if not all, of that section was
formerly in Newberry. If I am cor
rect in my information, the people of
that section wil now only be coming
back to "the house of their fathers,"
and will not be leaving their "mother
county." We want all the people of
that section including Chapin, Hilton,
Peaks and all. It seems to me that it
would be moet advantageous for the
-people of that section to have New
berry as their court house town. The
railroad schedules tre so arranged
tht they could comi to Nawberry on
business in the morning and return
either at noon or lati In the afternoon,
or could come up at night and return
early the next morning.,
If advsable, we would like to have
I a meeting arranged at some conven
ient and central part of that section
so. that some of our people could come
down and talk the matter over and
tell them how anxious we are that
they .should come intj Newberry coun
ty and extend them a sincere invita
tion with the assurance of a hearty
Please let us hear from you in ref
erence to the matter with any' sug
gestions that you will be kin'd enough
With kind regards, and wishing you
a pleasant Christma, I am,
Very truly yours,
I. H. Hunt,
At areglarmeeting of Newberry
lodge, No. 75, Knights of Pythias, the
following officers were elected for the
ensuing year: H. B. Wells, C. 'C.;
Robert Norris, V. C.; .1. E. Cannon,
prelate; W. S. Mann, M. of W.; C. A.
Bowman, keeper of records and seal;
W. F. Ewart, master of finance; Robt.
G. Parks, master of exchequer; G. L.
Robinson, M. at A.; Rev. J. E. James,
inner guard; A. HI. Dickert, Jr., out
This lodge is in a flourishing condi
tion. The public installation of the
officers elect will be held JTanuary 12,
Iat which time it was decided.to have
a banquet, when other interesting ex
ercses will be held.
~Fire, Company Elects Officers.
The Excelsior Hose company held
the annual election of o$cers Mon
day night, resulting as follows: Chief,
H. B. Wells; 1st assistant chief, J. W.
Earhart; 2nd assistant chief, W. J.
Swittenberg; president, R. H. Wright;
vice-president, W. B. Wallace; sec
retary and treasurer, J. H. Baxter;
captain, W. C. Waldrop; drivers, Mal
colm eLssesne and Fleming Jeter.
There were 15 alarms sent in during
the year, not counting false ones.
A Near Fire.
There came near being a serious
fire at Klettner's store Wednesday
night, which was fortunately put out
before any great damage was done.
About ten minutes after Mr.'Klettner
had closed up for the night, still being
in the neighborhood of the store, he
saw a reflection of light that he did
not understand. Investigating he
found fire in the front Part of the
store and six pairs of fine pants burn
ed. His last customer, a negro, had
lighted a cigarette, and it is probable
th r,e artred frmm the match thrown
Council Will Choose Subordinate Of
ficers-Increases in Salaries.
At a meeting of city council, it was
decided to hold the election of subor
dinate officers. tonight. All applica
tions must be filed with the clerk and
treasurer by six o'clock this afternoon.
The salary of the chief of police will
be increased from $55 to $65 per
month, and the number of city police
men in addition to those at the mills
will be reduced from five to four, but
the salari&s increased from $45 to $50
It was decided by council to pay the
aldermen two dollars each for each
meeting of council, not to exceed 24
meetings per year. This was recom
mended by the Democratic party of
the town, and it was in accordance
with the resolution adopted by the
meeting of citizens that council acted.
Mayor Langford has named the fol
Ways and Means-C. T. Summer,
chairman; R. .B. Lominack, E. L.
Supplies and Accounts-R. B. Lom
inck, chairman; C. T. Summer, J.
Fire Department-J. 'W. Earhardt,
hairman; 0. S. Goree, E. L. Rodels
Market-E. L. Rodelsperger, chair
man; C. T. Summer, 0. S. Goree.
Opera House-C. T. Summer, chair
4an; E. L. Rodelsperger, R. B. Lom
Cemetery-O. S. Goree, chairman;
J. W. Ea-rhardt, R. B. Lominack.
Streets-J. J. Langford, chairman;
j. W. Earhardt, R 1. Lominack, C. T.
Summer, E. L. Rodelsperger, 0. S.
The mayor is a meMber ex Officio
of each committee.
Meeting of County Farmers' Union.
The next regular meeting of the
County Farniers' union will be held
the first Saturday in January, 1911,
There are matters of great impor
tance to the future life of the union
in this county that will come up for
onstideration. The matter of- a corn
contest for next year, the pu'rchase o~f
fertilizers and nitrate of soda, the in
stallation of recently elected officers,
a general discussion of subjec'ts per
taining to the good of the order, a
short report from the State deputy
organizer as to the union in othsr
counties he has visited this fall
these are some? of the measures that
will claim the attention of the meet
ing. For these and other reasons not
necessary to mention here equally as
inerestinlg, we urge a full atiten
What's the matter with the mern
bership in Newberry county? Are
we asleep? Are we cowed or afraid?
Are we ashamed of the organization
that all intelligent observers of agri
cultural conditions in this State con
fess has done so much for the farm
ing class of our citizens? Are we
free men? Or do we wear some one
else's' yoke? Why should we not take
advantage of the pri vileges which the
uion gives and use them?
This urgent call is extended not on
ly to the i-egularly elected delegates,.
but to all members whether your dues
are paid up or not. The matter of
dues to those far in arrears can be1 ar
ranged at this meeting.
Let me urge ydu not to make your
officers and leaders feel sick at heart
by your absnece. Let us lay' aside
petty differences and shallow selfish
ness and be men worthy of the prin
ciples of this great organization.
J. B. O'Neall H1olloway,
The editor and the madam are in
luck, thanks to Dr. an.d Mrs. J. Wmn.
Folk, of Newberry county, who sent
us a large box -of sugar-cane home
made syrup, sausages, liver pudding,
pickle pears, preserved pears, fresh
butter, etc. The dear doctor and his
charming help-meat are friends worth
having, and, although they are far
away, they are' not forgotten by their
many friends here. Dr. Folk enjoys a
large practice in his home county, and
is certainly an excellent farmer.
Georgetwon Times. Dr. Folk comes as
near looking.like Santa Claus as any
man in South Carolina. The George
twn Tim 5 ha fomnd him out.'
NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Christmas Affairs Much Enjoyed
Prosperity, Dec. 29.-Miss Lilla
Kibler, of Monroe, N. C., and Miss Gus
sie Kibler, of Atlanta, are the guests
of Dr. and Mrs. John Simpson.
Mr. Ralph Brown, of Atlanta, Ga.,
and Mr, M. W. Crowther, of Timmons
ville, are spending the holidays with
their friend, Prof. G. D. Browne.
Miss Dorothy Williams came hame
with Miss Minnie Boyd Brown, from
Due West college, to spend the holi
The Misses Rawl, of Lykesland, are
the guests of their sister, Mrs. M. C.
Miss Katgeriire Bell is the guest of
Rev. and Mrs. I. S. Caldwell.
Mr. 'Pierce Scott is visiting his
brother at Pacolet.
Miss Ethel Counts, who is teaching
in Darl-igton, came hfme for the
Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Bedenibaugh, of.
Atlanta, Ga., are at the home of their
parents, Re. and Mrs. Z. W. Beden
Mr. W. B. Wise, of Wagener, was in
town for a few days this week.
Mrs. A. Z. Counts, of Greenwood, is
visiting relatives in town.
The Commercial league will hold its
next meeting on Tuesday night com
ing, and Mr. S. M. Duncan, superin
tendent of the Farmers' association,
will make a lecture. The public Is
cordially invited, and the officers
urge that all the members be present
on this occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Bedenbaugh, of
Atlanta, Ga., are the guests of their
parents during the holidays.
The U. D. C.'s will hold on Saturday
nigt a mock trial at the city halL
Trial- will commence promptly at 8
o'clock, and a small admission of 25
cents will be charged. The case that
will be tried will be a "breach of
promise" suit, and we can promise
that it will be good, as the principals
and witnesses are all young people
whom we know.
Mr. J.oe F. Dawkins and Miss Lillia
Warner were married on Saturday at
the residence of Rev. Z. W. Beden
augh. Miss Warner is the popular
dauhter .of Mr. ana Mrs. P. B. War
ner. Mr. Dawkins is one of No. 9's
prosperous and progi-essive farmers.
Messrs. Herbert Langford and Pat
Mithell, students at Wofford tdollege,
are home for the holidays.
Drl G. Y. Hunter and' his two -chil
dren went up to Clemson to visit his
father, Capt. John Hunter.
Mr. James Luther and Mr. Ernest
Luther, of Columbia, were up for a
few days visiting their parents.
Mr. Howard Schum'pert, who is
working in Atlanta, was home for a
few days during the holidays.
Miss Fannie Holloway, of Newber
ry, and Miss Downey, the popular sec
retary of the Y. W. C. A. of Winthrop
college, are visiting Miss Willie Mae
Mr. and Mrs. Eff Ridge11 are spend
ig the~ holidays at the home of their
'parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Moseley.
The concert given on Tuesda,y night
by the Sorosis was quite a success,
and everybody in town is hoping that
they will give another one soon.
Mr. Eugene Hentz, a prosperous
young farmer of Pomaria, was in town
one day this week.
Mr. Lois Dominick's little boy had
his hand painfully hurt by a gun, but
is all right now.
Mrs. Ed. Mathis is visiting her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Mathis.
Be sure and attend the Mock Trial
Prof. R. C. Hunter, of Conway, and
Mr. L. L. Hunter, of Sumter, attended
the Zeigler-Hunter marriage on Tues
Dr. G. T. Pugh and family, of Colum
bia, are visiting his ~brother, Mr. R. T.
Miss Rosa Cannon, of Columbia, is
the guest of Mrs. M. H. Boozer.
Glad to note that one of our young
ladies, Miss Ellen Werts, was the win
ner oft the parasol oifered in contest
with Herald and News. Here's hop
ng that the piano will come this way
Mr. Cecil Fellers and Miss Alma
Connelly were united in marriage on
Sunday evening at the home of the
ride. -Miss -Connelly is the popular
d.~ghter of nr A. Connellr. anid the
Miss Ellen Werts q ins F
A. Doininick. and
Promptly on the stroke of 12 last
Saturday noon, the subscriptions sent
in by the young ladies since Friday,
December 13, were officially counted
in the contest manager's office of The
Herald and News, and it was found
that Miss Ellen Werts, of Prosperity,
S. C., was the fortunate winner for
the beautiful sflk parasol offered by
those popular and progressive mer
chants, Caldwell & Haltiwanger, as
first bonus prize, and the second prize,
given by our leading book store, J. B.
Mayes, was tied for by Mrs.. Doamin
ick, of Kinards, and Miss Annie Koon,
of Pomaria, they being given a han'd
some handbag and silk parasol.
These special prizes were both vlu
able and handsome, and the manage
ment of the contest wishes to thank
both of these up-to-date firms, Messrs.
Caldwell and Haltiwanger and Mayes'
Book Store, for their kind generosity
in offering these prizes. We also wish
to congratulat' these contestants ind
to express our appreciation of their
good work for the period mention
ed. Altogethe the. three leadng con
testants during the three weeks' time
turned in about one hundred and six
ty yearly subscriptions. -d
Wins the 15,000 Bonus Votes
The special bonus offer by the con
test manager of 15,000 votes to the
contestant bringing in the largest
number of new subs4rIptions between
Saturday, December 24, and Thursday
noon, December 29, was won by Mrs.
Dominick, of Kinards, she having
turned in a total of 26 new subscrip
tions to The Herald and News. The
rivalry is keen between contestants
now and it would be wise for the leall
ers this week to do some hustling
for Misses Smith and Lominack are
climbing steadily to the top of the list.
Grend Prizes on Display.
The first grand prize, the Cote
piano, is on display at a most con
venien*t and popular place for the pu'b
li in general. It can be seen and
groom is the son of Mr. H. L. Fellers.
The merchants all report quite' a
nice Christmas business, and while it
has seemed to be a quiet Christmas,
yet one that we all have enjoyed.
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Wise are.,spend
ing Thursday and Friday with friends
Practically all the cotton seed that
will come to this market was sold last
week, when they went. to 52 1-2 cents
Mr. Ernest Sam Kohn, . of ' Little
Mountain, is spending most of the holi
days with friends in town:
Miss Nellie Kohn, of Columbia, -is
visiting Miss Mary Lizzie Wise.
Mr. Charley Schumpert, who is con
nected with the Georgia Cottton Oil
opang of Atlanta, is visisting .his
Misses Willie Mae Wise, Clara Gib
son, Eunice Shealy 'and Eunice Long
came home Saturday from Winthrop
for the holidays..
Miss Annie Mae Bedenbaugh is vis
iting at Wise hotel this week.
Quite a number of Masons were
present at the installation of the of
ficers held on Monday evening. Oys
ters and fish were served immediately
afiter the session, and they all report
a good time.
Miss Clara Blake, of Greenwood, is
visiting Mrs. J. F. Browne.
Mr. Wise Calmes, of Americus, Ga.,
is visiitflg friends and relatives in
All the boys who are attendinig New
berry college from our town, are now
at home for the holidays.
Mr. S. B. Bowers, who is buying
cotton in southwest Georgia for the
Georgia Cotton company, is home for
Miss Annie Singley is visiting Mr.
and Mrs. P. C. Singley
Dr. LIttlejohn, a former dentist, of
our town, is visiting friends here this
Mr. S. D. Duncan and his three chil
dren. Mary Liz.zie, Claude and .T. B.,
.a-e ending the hclidays with Mr.
'en Very Busy
Frst Bonus Prize, Mrs. J.
Miss Annie Koon
tested to a good advantage at Gilder &
Weeks' popular drug shop. When In
need of drugs, toilet articles .or axy
thing in this line, make a call ea
these up-to-date druggists, and while
makng your purchnses, why not have
some good music. Try the Cote piamo.
ond grand prize is on display in the
window of Daniels & Willamson's at
tractive jewelry stove, along vith a
beautiful cut glass salad bowl, wh*eh
Mr. Willinson is so generously of
fering to the contestanCbringing in
the largest nunber of new suscrip
tions between today and Thursday
January- 12. Newberry Is certinly
fortunate to have' in their midst such
an attractive and Ifully equipped,.
jewelry store. Mr. Wlliamson has an
unusually large and well selected lie
of beautiftl thlgs .to be seen at a
jeweler's. When In quest for wedditg
presents make him a 61L
Standing of Contestants.
Prosperity, S. C
Miss Ellen'Werts.. . .122,640
XInards, S. C.
Poma S. C.
Miss Axnie Kono- ..... .... 78,51
Chappells, S. C.
Miss Julia smith.... .. 3"58
Newberry, .- C
Miss Annie, LaurIe Lominack. 21,0W
Miss Joe Caldwell.. . . 15A0
Miss Lessie May Boozer ... 6,500
Mrs. Geo. Alexander.. . . 5,30
Miss Eula-Darby...-. 4 150
.iss Eunice Abrams.,. ; . 0
'he -gold watch, whieh s -the se -
Miss Amelia Klettner.. ..- .1000
Miss vAnnie Bouknight.. .. 1,00
Miss .&Iie r-unt...--.--.. .000
ss Kate Hargrove.. . .. .. 15,000
Miss Sarah Scott.. ..6...... ,780.
Miss Elliott Dobbins.. ......'1,020
Miss Ida Coleman.. ...... .. 1000
Miss May Lake.. .. .... ..-. 0
Mr. J. L Wise left Monday for Kan
sa City, Mo., to buy a car of mules.
The young people ha4 quite a nice
iano dance on Monday night, about 18
coples 'being present.
Mr. Robert Luther, of Atlanta, spent
afew days ofthe holiday wi hi
Mr. Willis3.m S'eal, of Columbia, paid
a short visit this week to Mr. and Mrs.
MisIsoline Wyche,i who is teach
ing in Athens, Ga., is homne for the
Dr. Hunt returned to .Statesboro, .
Ga., after a viit to friends)iptownl.
Dr. and Mrs. J. S. Wheeler are .vis
iting rf.tives in Win'acboro and 00
lumbia this 'week.'
Mr. C. C.'Wyche, a promin?ent law
yer of Spartanburg, is visiting .his
Mr. and Mrs. A. C3. Wise visited
frinds in Newberry one day -this
Miss Rebie Langford, of Spartan
burg, visited her parents this week.
Mr. Ed. Monts, who is teaching
school in Anderson, is at- home for
Mr. Thos. Zeigler, of Orangeburg
couty, and Miss Carrie Hdnter were
'united in marriage on Tuesday morn
ing at the home of the bride, by Rev.
S. P. Koen. Mr. Zeigler Is one of
Orangebug's prosperOus young far
mers. The bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. R. T. C. Hunter. We ex
tend our congratulation.
Mrs. ThornWell Haynes -and her
daughter, Sarah Mae, are visIting her
parens, Mr. and Mrs. L.'S. Bowers.
Prof. Joe Hunter, of Clemson, is at
home for the holidays.
Stuck Nail in Foot.
On Christmas day Mrs. Margaret
Day stepped on a nail in a plank and
her foot was so badly injured that ehe
has been in bed with fever since the