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MAJOR 3I1CAH J. JENKINS DEAD. :
Soldier Son of Famous Soldier Passes i
* Away in Charleston.
Charleston, Oct. 18.?Major Micah J.
Jenkins, son of Gen. Micah Jenkins,
* the famous Confederate leader, and
himself a soldi-eT who won honor and
fame in the war with Spain, died yesterday
shortly after noon at his resi- _
dence, No. 89 Rutledge avenue. Major
Tonirino siiffprp^ n severe attack of
malarial fever while at Blackville
about a week ago. He grew steadily
worse, and was brought to Charleston
on Tuesday. No improvement took
place- in his condition and he passed
away yesterday shortly after 12
o'clock. He was in his 56th year.
Major Jenkins was until recently
collector of internal revenue, at Co
lumbia. A few weeks ago, however,
This office was abolished and he was
given in its place an appointment as
deputy collector at Charleston. It was
* while in the discharge of the* duties
of this office, which necessitated his;
travelling extensively through the;
State, that he became ill at Blackville
oi Famous Soldier.
Major Jenkins was the eldest son of
Ger.. Micah Jenkins, who lost his life
at the Battle of the Wilderness in a
charge, which has been described as
being among the most brilliant and
most gallantly executed movements of
the sort during the War Between the
States. The son inherited the father's
martial ardor, and at an early age secured
an appointment to the United
? States Military Academy at West
Point. Upon his graduation, he was '
assigned to duty in the West, and saw
service in the Indian wars, being
wounded in the course of the operations
against the redskins. He was
promoted for gallantry in action, but
shortly afterwards resigned from the
' army and became a teacher at a militory
school at Warrenton, Va. Later
he returned to the family plantation
on Yonge's Island, in this State, and
was there living the life of a planter
when the war with Spain broke out.
Captain of "Silk Stockings."
Leonard Wood, who knew Mr. Jen
kins well, and who was acquainted
with his abilities as a soldier, urged
him to join the Rough Rider regiment,
then being organized for active service
against the Spaniards. .This the South *
Carolinian did, and he was appointed
by Col. Theodore Roosevelt, commanding
the regiment to be captain of
Troop K. This was the famous "Silk
f Stocking Troop," so called because of
the large number of wealthy men, including
some millionaires, who composed
At the head of the "Silk Stocking
Trnnn" Cant. Jenkins distinguished
himself at the battle of San Juan Hill,
winning the highest praise for his gallantry
in action and his coolness on
the field of "battle. In recognition of r
his gallantry and merit he was promoted
and given the rank of major.
He was also presented by Col. Roosevelt
with a medal of honor as a testimonial
to his bravery in battle.
At the close of the war with Spain
Major Jenkins again retired to his
plantation, and was there engaged in
the pursuit of agriculture Vhen he received
from President Roosevelt the
or.-nniutmo.nt of collector of internal!
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revenue for South Carolina, holding;
this office up to the time of its aboii- \
tion, a few weeks ago, when he came
to Charleston as deputy collector
Presented With Sword.
An interesting incident in his unus- J
uaily interesting career, and one which
will be remembered by many in Charleston,
occurred in 1902, durii.g the '
Charleston and West Indian exposi- '
tion, held in this city., As a mark of
Vx-i-nr**. tr\ nnp who "ha-d distinsuisiied
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himself most signally, many South
Carolinians, by popular subscription,
presented Major Jenkins with a handsome
sword. President Roosevelt, on
the occasion of his visit to the expo- i
> sition, presented the sword to Major
Jenkins in behalf of the donors. Ex-J
Governor Thompson, at that time in j
New York, came to this city for the I
purpose of introducing President
Roosevelt, and the ceremony took place
at the old Auditorium, now the Charleston
Museum, in the presence of a
? T_ i rv D/vncn_
velt, after being introduced "by ExGovernor
Thompson in an eloquent
speech, turned to Major Jenkins and
"Major Jenkins, nothing could give
me greater pleasure than to hand to
you, my old friend ajid comrade, whose
courage I saw tried again and again,
and whose courage was of a temper
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that maae mamerem wuai uie mui
was, this sabre. I am glad to do it as
the guest of South Carolina, as the
president of the United States, but I
am gladder still to do it as your old
friend and comrade. Three cheers fo!
Have your io?> printing (lone by The i
Herald and ?ws, and get the lest.
FROM BARBER TO PROFESSOR.
C. A. Poetz, of Greenville, Called tc
California to Accept Position in
Greenville, Oct. 18.?It is believec
here that the assertion may b? safely
ventured that Greenville is the only
city in existence, certainly on this
continent, that has had a citizen called
from the avocation of barber to a
professorsip of Latin in a college or
In M84 S. A. Poetz came to Greenville
from the Black Forest region ol
Germany, soon after the arrival in this
city of Prof. Adolf VonFingerlin, whc
taught at one time in Furman university.
Prof. VonFingerlin is now in California,
and he has called ilr. Poetz tc
join him in his university work there,
knowing him even as a young man tc
have been proficient in Latin.
S. A. Poetz was the first white barber
to open for business in Grenville
and probably the first in South Carolina.
As a young man he came to this
city and for years in his leisure he has
pursued his linguistic studies, until
now at the age of 40 he is said to be
one of the most proficient men in Latin
in this country. During his citizenship
here he gained the confidence of
GATE LIFE FOR UXKXOWX GIRL.
"?wsy" Who Gare Skin to Sare Burned
Girl is Dead.
Gary, Ind., Oct. 18.?"I guess I turned
out to be some good after all,"
sighed Bill Rugh, this morning, then
he turned his face to the wall and
It was Kugn wno a iew uays agu
submitted to the removal of a withered
leg that material might be provided
for a skin grafting operation
that saved the life of a young woman
he never had seen.
Physicians said pneumonia was the
cause of Rugh's death, but his ailment
resulted directly from his self-sacrifice,
having ben due to irritation of
the lungs by the ether that was given
him when his leg was cut off.
hsri nn -relatives, and since
coming to Gary a tramp several years
ago, and made his living selling newspapers
on the streets.
The girl, Miss Ethel Smith, foT
whom he sacrificed his leg and latex
his life, had "been horribly burned in a
motorcycle accident. It is just two
days since her recovery advanced sufficiently
to permit her removal from
the hospital in which Rugh died.
wn t WPT.P TX FIGHT
FOR WOODBOW frtLSOS
The State Democratic executive committee
decided Friday to contribute
$250 to the campaign fund of Woodrow
Wilson. The appropriation ^as made
upon the suggestion of Senator John
Clifton, acting member of the commitA
tee from Sumter couniv. i ue muucj
will be given out of the unexpended
balance of tie fund of the party, which
is estimated at about $1,0(K>.
John Gary Evans, the State chairman,
pointed out to the members of
the committee that the national executive
committee is in sore need of
funds and that every dollar possible
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must be collected at an can: Udrc. lit
said that it would not be too much to
ask each Democrat in the State to
contribute 50 cents to the cause. He
urged every member of the committee
to go home and present the needs
of the party to the people and to request
the president of every Democratic
club in the State to assist in the
collection of funds. Chairman Evans
pointed out that there will be three
electoral tickets in the field and that
it was the duty of every Democrat to
vote in the general election.
Chairman Evans stated that November
2 had been appointed as "Wilson
day" throughout the United siaies
when a personal message will be read
to every club meeting from Woodrow
Wilson. He urged upon the members
of the committee to ask the county
chairmen to call the Democratic clubs
to meet on that day for a final Wilson
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Dodson's Liver-Tone is fully guaranteed
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L THE LAUGH"
We are just about as old as we LOOK
People judge us, by the way we LOOK.
The man or woman with grey hair is be
ginning to get in the "Old Timer's Class."
[ This Twentieth Century does NOT want
GREY hairs-it wants the energy of Youth.
The big things are being done by the
1 YOUNGER generation.
There's a sort of "Has Been" look
about those "Grey Hairs." There is always
one to criticise and smile scornfully.
' Father Time is a stern disciplinarian.
, Get the best of him. Give him the laugh.
, Do not be a " Has Been. "It's unnecessary.
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i FOR SALE AND KECO^DTEXDED BI
GILDER & WEEKS.
NOTICE OF SALE.
i IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE
UNITED STATES, FOR THE WESTERN
DISTRICT OF SOUTH CARO
LiIAA, i.\ tfA^AJKUritJl.
In the Matter of Miss Nannie J. Simpson,
By virtue of an order of sale made>
in the above stated matter, the undersigned
as Trustee in Bankruptcy of
! Miss Nannie J. Simpson, will sell at
the Court House door in the Town of
Newberry, County of Newberry, State
of South Carolina, on salesday in November,
1912, the same being the 4th
day of November, during the legal
hours for sales, the following real
estate, to wit:
Thirty-nine lots, consisting of about
I four acres, the same being situate in
i the Town of Prosperity, Newberry
Count}'', and fronting on Washington
street, and bounded on the south and
east by lands of S. W. Duncan and lot
formerly owned by Miss Nannie J.
Simpson, on the north by lands of Dr.
R. L. Luther and others.
also, an tne unamaea one-nan interest
of Miss Nannie J. Simpson, in
ail and singular that certain tract or
plantation of land, lying and being in
Newberry Couniy, South Carolina, con
taining 262 acres, more or less, about
1 four miles west of Prosperity on the
Ridge Road, and bounded on the north
by the estate of S. J. Kinard and J. P.
Kinard, on south and west by lands of
Mrs. Alice Long, A. M. Crosson, W. M.
Bobb, east by lands of J. P. Kinard
and others, and west by lands of E. L.
Strauss, D. O. Wilson, L. A. Babb, Mrs.
Henry Beard and J. D. EL Kinard.
Terms of sale: Cash, purchaser to
pay for papers.
J. E. Crymes,
October 3, 1912. Trustee.
We will sell to the highest bidder
for cash at the late residence of Geo.
A. Metts, deceased, on the 24th day of
October, 1912, all the personal prop'
erty of which the said deceased died,
seized and possessed, consisting of
household and kitchen furniture, farm
mg iuipiciiicuu>, wiaguiia, uus^ico, wiu,
: fodder, hay and also four mules, one
mare, hogs, etc. Sale will begin
promptly at 10 o'clock a. m.
J. B. Lathan.
J. Wilbur Metts,
Agents at Law for Heirs.
Little Mountain, S. C., Oct. 4. 1912.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that we will
make a final settlement on the estate
of Thomas B. Leitzsey, deceased, on
the fourth day of November, 1912, at
10 o'clock ill the forenoon, and will
at the same time apply for discharge
as administrators of said deceased.
Kate G. Leitzsey,
B. B. Leitzsey,
XOTICE OF REGISTRATION FOR
3IUNICIPAL ELECTION FOR THE
TOWN OF NEWBERRY, SOUTH
Notice is hereby given that the books
of registration of voters for the town
of Newberry, S. C., will be opened at
the office of the clerk and treasurer,
in the opera house, from the first day
of October, 1912, until the thirtieth
day of November, 1912, both days inclusive
(Sundays excepted), between
the hours of 9 o'clock in the forenoon
and 5 o'clock in the afternoon. J. R.
Scurry has been appointed supervisor
of registration. Only such persons as
register as herein provided for shall
be allowed to vote at the regular town
I election to be held on the 10th day of
1 December, 1912, and at special elec'
tions to be held in the town of Newberry
during the next twelve months.
The production of a certificate of
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i regisiruuuu uujii mc uuiiiu vi.
; tration to vote in a polling precinct
within the incorporate limits of the
I town ol Nov,berry, proof of residence
in -he municipality for four months
I j The N
I Yon ma;
or it matter
some of yoi
to save tor
be able to i
I 'Hie Ban
I Four Per
I JAS. MclNTOSH,
preceding the annual election for the
year 1912, and the payment of all taxes
assessed him, due and collectible for
the previous fiscal year, are necessary
to entitle the applicant to register.
By 'order of the Town Council of the
j Town of Newberry, S. C., on the 27th
day of September, iyiz.
J. J. Langford,
J. R. Scury,
C. & T.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Mary K Hipp, Plaintiff,
? * ^ 1 3 T .'nnin PnlflTYHTl
Jonn a. uaniei auu ui^ic \juitaiwuj
and others, Defendants.
Pursuant to an order of the court
herein, I will sell to the^highest bidder
before the court house at Newberry,
South Carolina, within the legal
i hours of sale, on Salesday in November,
1912, the following property, all
being situate in the Town of Newberry,
said County and State, to wit:
1. All that lot of land fronting 24
feet on McKibben street and running
"Ko^L- tiiorofrftm with the same width
throughout, for a distance of fortyfeet,
and being otherwise bounded by
lots of Mrs. Mary P. Livingstone and
J. Partlow Neel. It being the same
lot upon which the storehouse of the
said John B. Daniel is situated.
2. All that lot of land containing
eighty-five one-hundredths of an acre,
more or less, bounded by Crosson
street on the south, by lot of Thos. A.
Williams on the east, by lots of George
Pressley, Ed Satterwhite and Jesse L.
Burns on the north and by lot of Lizzie
Coleman on the west. It being
the same lot upon which the said John
B. Daniel recently resided, and upon
which there is a good two-story
dwelling, tenant house, and outbuildings.
3. All that lot of land containing
one-fourth of an acre, more or less,
bounded on the north by lot of George
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Pressley, on tne east Dy lot 01 juuu
B. Daniel, described above, on the
south by Crosson street and on the
west by Drayton street. It being the
same lot upon which the said Lizzie
Coleman lately resided, and upon
which there is a five room cottage.
Terms of Sale: One-half cash, balance
payable one year from day of
' sale, to be secured by the bond of the
' purchaser and mortgage of the prem
f L C \*
Stock, - $5C
' be a Farmer, or a Miller, or i
s not what your trade or pre
or money in the bank. It w
a rainy day or a day when j
earn as much as now.
ik That Always Has Thi
Cent Merest Paid on Savings
President J.JL NC
ises sold, the bond to bear interest
from day of sale, and until paid in full,
] at the rate of eight per cent, per annum,
interest to be paid annually, or
to become principal annually and bear
interest at the same rate until paid in
full. The bond and mortgage shall
contain the usual 10 per cent, attorney's
fee clause, in the event of collection
by an attorney or in case of
| suit, action or foreclosure. The mort
gage shall require the mortgagor to
insure the buildings for their full insurable
value and assign the policy of
insurance to the master. It shall be
provided in said mortgage that the
mortgagee shall be entitled to 8 per
cent interest on all sums paid by him
for taxes and insurance in default of!
mortgagor paying sam . In case the
purchaser of a lot shall fail to comply
with his bid for five days the master
will re-fiell a* purchaser's risk. A
purchaser shall have leave to pay an i
cash. Purchaser shall pay for the1
drawing of deed and mortgage and for
the recording of the mortgage. j
H. H. Rikard,
COLLECTION OF TAXES.
The tax nooks of Newberry countty
will open for the collection of taxes
for the fiscal year commencing January
1, 1912, the 15th day of October,
1912, and will remain open without
penalty until the 31st day of Decern
ber, 1912. Upon all taxes paid after
the 31st of December, 1912, and be'
for the first day of February, 1913,
j a penalty of one per cent, will be added;
upon all taxes paid during the
month of February, 1913, a penalty of
one per cent, will be added, and from
the 28th day of February, 1913, to the
15th day of March, 1913, inclusive, an
additional penalty of five per cent,
will be added.
The following Is the levy:
For State purposes 5%
For ordinary county purposes... .3^
For special, county court house.. Vz
For special State sinking fund loan ^4
For constitutional school tax 3
For roads and bridges... 1
fho fATln-a'inp1 Tnralitips.
JJj -A. ^ ^ p C IUV ?? -*'0 *vv?- ?
where an additional railroad tax has
been levied, viz:
Township No. 1 2
Township No. -V 3
Township No. 9 2
And except t^*4?^li?ving school dis
; Bank I I
i Carpenter, j
ill help yon I
ou may not
IRWOOD, Cashier I
I f I
I ' I'
I I i
tricts, where special school tax has
been levied, viz:
No. 1, Newberry 5
No. 14, Prosperity .6*4
No. 10, Utopia 1
No. 20, Big Creek 2
No. 26, Pomaria 3
No. 30, Little Mountain 10%
No. 35, Excelsior 2
No. ay, cnappens *
No. 52, Whitmire 4
No. 56, Zion 2
No. 45, Trinity c2
No. 49, Deadfall 2 r
No. 41, Dominick 2 \
No. 58, Silverstreet 4 VNo.
Fl, Trilby 2
A poll tax of $1.00 has been levied ?
| on all male citizens between the ages
j of 21 and 60 years, except those ex-'
| empt by law.
A tax of 50 cents each is levied on
Persons liable to road duty may pay
a commutation tax oiT$2.00, from the
15th of October, 1912, to the 31st day
of December, 1912.
Note change in dates for paying ,
commutation tax. No commutation
? ?J ?v^_ 01 -in o
tax received aiter i/wcuiucr 01,
All taxpayers remember all property
has been listed separately, and
please see that you have a receipt for
,each piece of property so listed.
JOHN L. EPPS,
SOTICE OF ELECTION FOR tfAYOB
AND ALDERtfEX OF THE TOWS I
OF NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA.
Notice is hereby given that the regular
annual election for a mayor and
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IIV C ctlUCl illCllj UllC aiuvi ijuuu ?.w? v%?v ?
of the five wards, to serve for a term
of one year, will be held at the Council
Chamber in the opera' house in the
Town of Newberry, South Carolina,
on the second Tuesday in December,
1912, being the tenth day of said
month, the polls to be opened at 8
o'clock in the forenoon and to close
I at 6 o'clock in the afternoon. G. W.
Hiller, J. R. Davidson and Alex Single- i
ton are appointed managers of the said
Ey order of the Town Council of
Newberry, S. C., on this the 27th day
of September, 1912.
J. J. Langford,
j J. R. Scurry, ]
<J. & I.
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