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rOT HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW.
Affair at Strothers Ferry on Christ
mas Afternoon-Wound 'Not
James M. Johnson, of Columbia, was
shot and painfully though not se
riously wounded, by his brother-in
law, J. S. J. Suber, Jr., at Strothers
ferry on Christmas afternoon. John
son had come to that section on
Christmas morning, and it is stated
that he and Suber had a difficulty in
the morning. That afternoon, it is
Said, he had gone to the river on his
way to catch a train going back to
Columbia. He was being driven by
a negro Joe Suber. When they reach
ed the ferry they hollered for the
ferry, and Suber, who is a mail -rider
en the Fairfield side, and who manages
the ferry, brought it over. The dif
fulty then followed, Johnson being
shot in the face with a pistol, the bul
1t going through his cheeks, from one
side to the other,$ and, knocking out
several teeth. Johnson went on to
~olumbia and, it is stated that he is
getting along well, and that his wound
is not believed to be serious.
It was reported in Newberry on
Tuesday morning that Johnson had
been killed. Sheriff Buford and Coro
ner Felker were summoned and bath
hurried to the scene. All along the
route they were told that Johnson was
dead. When they arrived; they found
that this was a mistake.
Johnson married Miss Minnie Sub
e'r. 'Some time ago they disagreed and
separated. Johnson brought habeas,
corpus proceedings for the two little
girls iby the marriage and the writ.
was directed against Mr. and Mrs. J.
S. J. Suber, the grandparents of the
eWldren. While Mr. and Mrs. Suber
were in Newberry preparing a return
to .the writ, the mother *ent to the
hmeOf her parents and took the chil
dMai and left the State. D. Andrew
4PWkson, of Coldmbia, representing
.ohnson, asked that the grandparents
te ruled for contempt of court, but
upon the showing made by Eugene S.
Blease, Esq., representing the grand
parents, as to their excellent charac
ter and the fact that they knew noth
ing of the children being .taken away,
Judge Wilson, before whom the mat
te' 'was heard, refused the motion, and
dismissedl the, case so far as the grand
..a.rents 'were concerned. The Johnson
side, however, had an affidavit to the
effect that young J. S:' J. Suber knew
f the children (being taken away.
It is supposed that this contest as to
- chldren is what led to'the shoot
3on Christmas afternoon.
'SEWS OF EXCELSIOR.
-~histmas ,Tree-Missionary Society
Remembers Mr. 1jinard-Peron
al Mention-Other Matters.
Excelsior, Dec.- 29.-The Chris'tmas
eather was alIl that could have been
Si-~isee Julia 'and oLuise Shealy, .of
Little Mountain, are visiting reldtives
in this section.
Mr. and Mrs. Bub Addy, of Saluda
county, spent Christmas with her
N ~r. Astlia- Fellers, of Old Town, is
.sting Mr. J. A. C. Kibler's family.
Mr. John Smith and wife, of Lees
ille, are spending at few days 'with
relatives i-n this section.
Mr.- Aumerle Loriok, 'of Irmo, spent
Christmas with the home folks here.
Mr. Arthur Lee Wheeler,'of Colum
bia, speiit Christmas at his home herg.
Mr. Jacob Singley, of Clemson col
-ege, spent Christm'a5s at his home
-Mr. and Mrs.. Geiger, of Columbia,
pent Christmas with Mr. J. D. Lor
.Mr. Willie Werts and sister, Miss
Janie Belle, of Saluda county, have
been visiting relatives here.
Mr. Jas. P. Cook and family, of New
berry, have been visiting Mr. J. H.
i -.fss Minnie Fellers, of Newberry,
hs-been visiting Mr. 3. F.
Miss .Dollie Reagin, of Ne'
- has been visiting Misses Alder R
and Nannie Wheel-er.
Thle young folks enjoyed a social
gathering at Mr. 3. F. Wheeler's home
Mr. J. A. C. Kibler and family
spent Sunday with his brother. Mr.
. S. B. Kibler, of Newberry, who, we
are sorry to learn, is very sick.
Miss Lucy Wheeler, of Augusta, Ga.,
spent Christmas -with the home folks
The Woman's Missionary society of
Bachmanl Chapel congregation have
'presented Mr. G. W. Kinard with a
Die china ware set for a Christmas
present, and as a token of the high
esteem in which he is held for his
~kindness shown the society. Mr. Kin
a~d returns thanks to the society for
their kindness shown him. We are
glad to learn the above named congre
J gation is growing and doing good
-work and the missionary society and
wh~rC work in general is very en
curagir.g and ihy h1ope to- do s'ti
better work during the next year.
The Christmas tree at Excelsior
school house Monday night was
laraely att,:nded and very mu h en
joyed. The exercises were opened
with a song by the school, after whi I,
prar er was offered 3 the R'ev. Ira S.
Caldwell. Another song by the
school and an address by the Rev. Me.
Caldwall which was 'very interestlaz
and suitable to the occasion. The next
in order was to deliver the presents t
the pupils from the tree. Old Santa
Claus was on hand and astisted On
thking the presents from the tree.
The ladies of the school, and comniuni
ty had inade up a nice presenkt for
the Rev. Mr.' Oaldwell and after the
exercises weretover this present was
delivered to Mr. Caldwell by the teach
er, Prof. zFairance- Boland, who had
charge of the exercises. Rev. Mr. 0ald
,well preaches for us- here once a
monith and was delighted to be with
us and make an address Monday night
and this present was made up for him
to show the high esteen in which he is
held in this section.
TWO NEGROES RILLED.
One'Shot at Whitmire and Another on
Mr. T. J. Davenporf's Place.
Lence 'Phair was shot and killed by
Loney Williams, in the latter's press
ing club, in the town of Whitmire, on
Christmas eve - n.ight. Both parties
ate negroes. _f.he weapon was a shot
gun, the wound striking the left side
of Phair's face, tearing -out the left
eye and , considerable portion of the
skull. Williams was brought to New
berry Sunday by, Sheriff Buford and
lodged in jail.
The testimony at the inquest seems
to indicate that the killing was an
accident. Pliair came I to Williams'
shop for a pair of pants he had left
to be pressed,, and it, see.ms, that the
gun was lying, upon or near the
pants and that when ie went to get
the pants Williams picked up the gun
and' it went off. ..One,witness, how
ever, testified that Williams got the
gun from a corner of the room.
Two Held for Murder.
Cain Henderson was shot ~and kill
ed by Robert Golden on Mr. T. J.
Davenport's place, near the Laurens
line, on *Christmas afternoon. It
seems that a crowd of negroes .had
goti \togetbher playing, and then began
"knockinig," and the testimony at the
inquest is to the effect that duri g
the-. "knocking" Henderson and Gol4
en feTi out, and after some words
Golden shot Henderson. Some of. the
wtinesses testified that before they
commenced "knocking," Golden had
laid his -pistol down and that when
he got mad and wanted to shoot Hien
derson that~ Jim Wyatt 'handed him the
pistol. The shot entered .Henderson's
body on the left side near the region
of the heart The coroner's jury re
iturned a verdict that Henderson came
to his death from a gun-shot wound at
the hands of Rob Golden, and held
Jim Wyatt as an accessory.
Golden was: arrested by Deputy
Sheriff Pope Nuford, who was accom
panied to the scene by Mr. Forrest
Loinick. Deputy Buford brought
Golden to Newberry and lodged him
in jail. He returned to the inquest
and after, the verdict he arrested
Wyatt and brought him to jail.
CHRISTIIAS AT COLQNY.
A Delightful Occasion-'-Holiday Visi
tors in the Bachman Chapel
Slighs, D)ec. 28.-Last Tuesday was
the day for the Christmas exercises
at Colony. It was a beautiful spring
like morning, and at about. 11 o'clock
the church was aibout filled with peo
ple a,waiting to hear the exercises and
children awaiting the delivery of the
candy and fruit The candy and rais
ins were put up in small different
colered "sitar-shaped" packages. The
other fruit was delivered loose. A
Slarge star was made in the rear of
ulpit out of these small boxes by
~anging them to the wall, thus mak
ing a beautiful design of the "Star
The programmife was carried out, as
was stated in last letter, consisting
Iof songs appropriate to the occasion,
and essays prepared 'by six ladies ol
Mr. T. J. Wilson's Sunday school class
on subjects giver to them by him.
After the reading of the essays Dr.
A. J. Bowers man a short and inter
esting address, which was enjoyed by
all present. -
Dr. Bowers, who acted as judge in
the contest for the prize offered foT
the best prepared essay, delivered it
with a few interesting remarks to the
third essay, which was prepared by
Miss Leslie Dominick. The prize was
a "Waterman's Ideal fountain pen."
The fruit was th-en distributed
among the members of Colony Sunday
school and some being left the resi
was given to visitors. This was an
occasion to be long remembered by all
--+en not a singeing hapnening
to Inr the pleasure of any one.
At the close of the exercises a col
lection was taken for the orphan home
in Salem, Va., which was very liberal.
May we all, live to witness many more
of these happy Christmas occasions.'
Among the Christmas visitors of
this section are: Mrs. T. L. B. Epp.
and children spent last Monday night
with Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Kinard, of
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Epps and Miss
Ruth 'Corley, of Columbia, visited at
the home of Mr. Epps' mother, Mrs.
J. K. Epps, last Moncay and Monday
Mr. J. Nolan Epps, of Laurens, also
visited his mother, Mrs. J. K. Epps, a
portion of this week.
Mr. Malcom Baker, of near Whit
mire, and Mr. Curtis Rikard and sis
ter, Misses Maybelle and Estelle, of
I Long Lane, visited relatives in this
section a portion of this week.
Mr. Ira 0. Burton and son, of New
berry, spent last Monday night and
Tuesday ait the home of Mrs. J. K.
Mr. J. Lawson Long, of Newberry,
spent a portion of this week at the
home of his father, Mr. M. M. Long.
Mr. D. A. Quattlebaum, of Leesville,
spent from last Monday ir,t1 Wednes
day v-.th his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Sdgar Fellers and children, of
Greenville, and Miss Alma Quattle
baum, of Atlanta, are at the homq of
their parents for awhile.
, Miss Essie Wilson is visiting friends
in Newberry a portion of this week.
Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Boozer and chil
dren, of Newberry,. opent last Tues
day night at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. 1. Wilson. Mrs. Boozer and chil
dren will stay until next Friday or
Mr. ard Mrs. A. M. Dominick and
Mr. Johnnie and Miss Lucy, of near
Colony, spent last Wednesday with
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Wilson.
Only a few moves in this section
Mr. Geo. Enlow and family moved
from Mr. L. L. Moore's place over to
Mr.- Jno. T. Franklin and family
moved from near his father's, Mr. E.
S. Franklin's, to Mr. Jno. C. Wicker's
place, near Mr. T.3. Wilson's.
Mr. and Mrs. -Odll moved from
Whitm.ire to Mr. G. W. Kinard's place,
near Mr. R. N. Taylor. -W.
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* THE ALLENDALE CHURCH. *
* (By Dr.-J. W. Wo ling.) *
* * * * * * * * * * * * **
IOf course I refer to the Methodist1
church. Well, the conference year is
pssed and gone, and I wpnder if any
body in Newberry has thought td; ask
how their ex-pastor has gotten along
during the year. In any case, I will1
volunteer a few lines of information.
In the first place, we got a good
start. Large congregations came to
hear. preaching of the Word. The of
ficials made liberal plans, and every
body seemed pleased. As the year
went on the interest grew, the offer
ings for all'purposes we're large and
an unusual number of names was ad
ded to the roll. Allendale is in what is
known as the low country and hence
malarial. However, good health has
been our portion during the entire
year and though our make-up is "lean
and 1ank" by nature, still we have held
our own if not gained in wreight and
A more .pleasaut people coula not be
found in the length of the land; 'kind
adgenerous, intelligent and well-to
do. A rem'arkable harmony exists be
tween the churches and the Methodist.
and Baptist churches have union ser
vices all the year round.
The ~finances of this congregation
are the easiest proposition I have ever
undertaken and the results were en
tirely satisfactory. Two weeks or
more before conference all the claims
fr the benevolent . collections had
been paid in full with* something ad
ditional, and the pastor's salary was I
paid and' over a hundred dollars of I
surplus added. FoF next year a good
increase will be made in the estimate
for the salb.ry, and the most improved
methods adopted fo? !ts regular pay
ment. So that it has been a very
pleasant year, and there are hopes,
by God's blessing, of a better in the
one to come.
NOTICE OF ANNUJAI MEETING.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the People's National bank,
of Prosperity, South Carolina, will be
held in the office of the bank at Pros
perity on Tuesday, January 10, 1911,
at 12 o'clock noon,' for the purpose'
of electing directors for the ensuing
year and for transacting any other
business that may come before thc!
R. T. Pugh,
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