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Chapiii at Lexington.
Mr. J. W. Wessinger, a good farmer
from Chapin, called in to see us while
Mr. E. F. Wessinger, a progressive
farmer of Chapin, was in town Monday
on business and called in to see
Mr. B. J. Derrick, one of Chapin's
pioneer planters, paid us a call while
Be?. Mr. Traywlck's Sermon.
Winnsboro News and Herald, 28th.
We have heard considerable favorable
comment of Rev. J. B. Traywick's
sermon at the Union Service
Sabbath night. It was a plain, practi
cal and faithful utterance.
The Tale of an Umbrella.
On a rainy day several men were
gathered in an office room in the city
of Newberry. As is usually the case,
some of the men had umbrellas,
some had not. The reporter was of
those who had. In the mix-up and
eet-awav he got hold of the wrong
umbrella, but did not discover the
fact until next day, when he took the
umbrella to its owner, whose initials
were cut on the handle. He did not
follow the usual but not universal
custom, in such cases of holding on
to what was had, which some think
smart to do; but his practice in this
instance of honesty being the best
policy lost him his umbrella. The
man who owned the returned umbrel
la knew nothing of it, because "his
jmbrella was borrowed at the time
of the "swap," and as he had nothing
at all to do with it we thought it
but right that he be given back his
property. But where is the lost umbrella?
The man who borrowed it
can't get on the trail. Here is how
it was borrowed. One of the men
who had no umbrella wanted one to
go out in the rain with. A man in
the room showed him one which was
not his. Most of the men had left
the room for other parts of the build.ng,
the owner of fne umbrella among
them?iwhich accounts for tHe trouble.
The man took the umbrella and
used it, afterwards giving it to another
man, who later delivered it at the
fmm u*hi>.h it had been taken.
He had borrowed it of the original
aorower?a sort of sub-borrower, as
it were. The umbrella lastly has disappeared.
Up to date it is still lost.
Who has it? Somebody has it. That
umbrella is somewhere in the city.
The man who borrowed it behind the
reporter's back, and who was the
cause of another one having to be
used in its place, is responsiDie ior j
ihe loss of the said property. But he
claimes that he is not. He holds a
high position in a large corporate
and moneyed institution in th6 city
and showed that he had sense enough
10 get out of the rain.
TFI1L BEGIN WORK.
Augusta-Columbia Construction to
Start.?Increase in Capital.
Augusta, Ga., Sept. 1.?After a meetof
the directors of the Carolina &
Georgia railway company held today
it was announced that construction
wort on the projected electric line
between Augusta and Columbia will
oVsmit sn davs. Michael P.
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MoGrath of New York, contractor of |
the road, who came here direct from
Washington State, where he has
been delayed by a contract of having
arrived in Augusta this morning. It I
was definitely decided that the elec-i
trie line shall go by way of Trenton |
- and Johnston, after leaving Granite"ille.
instead of by way of Eureka,
and that a branch line shall be built j
from Johnston to Greenwood, making j
Johnston a junction point.
The bonded indebtedness of the
road was authorized to be increased
from $2,000,00 Oto $3,000,000 and two
new directors, J. A. Lott and J. M.
Cranston, were elected.
This afternoon James U. Jackson,
resident of the road, the contractor,
Mr. McGrath, Chief Engineer Shand
md .Mr. Lott left for Trenton and
r -1 Ttrili prn tomorrow
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>ver the proposed line from Johnston
Greenwood, and, it is understood,
will go from Greenwood to Columbia.
WALEER ASD SOX HELD.
Youth Involved in Death of Harter.?
Inqnest by Coroner.
Hampton, Sept. 1.?The coroner's
jury of inquest over the dead body
-;f J. B. Harter, chief of police of
vllendale, who was killed yesterday
ifternoon at Lena, this county, this
evening rendered a verdict that the
officer "came to His aeatn Dy pisioi
-hots wounds from a pistol in the
hands of J. F. Walker, aided and abeted
by Ben Walker, his son." Ben
Talker, the 18-year-old son of Joe F.
Walker, was arrested today, and the
"oroner's jury implicated him in the
shooting of Harter.
The inquest was held at Estill to'^av
at 12 o'clock. J. M. Patterson,
. "1. P. Searson, Jr., and J. Henry John<on
of Allendale conducted the examination
of witnesses for the coroner,
while George WiarreD of Hampton
was present looking after the interests
of Walker, though he did not
examine any of the witnesses.
B. J. Peeples was the first witness.
He testified that he heard-Walker
make some threat against the Allendale
policeman. Oscar Pasleton, J.
B. Prosser, T. J. Mcintosh and J. E.
Young, all eye-witnesses to the kill;
/\/3 in Olltictonne t A flip fnl
lug, icauucu AiX ou ~ ~ lowing
state of facts: On Sunday afternoon
at about 3 o'clock Mr. Harter
was sitting on bench on the depot
platform at Lena in company of
the Rev. William J. Langston, of Co!
lumbia and Oscar Carlton. J. F.
Walker and son, Ben, came walking
down the railroad from the direction
of their home. On arriving
at the bench, Mr. Walker demanded
his pistol from Mr. Harter, who stated
that he did not have it. When the
request was refused Wlalker hit Mr.
Harter over the head with a pistol.
I was pushed back by "Walker repeatedMr.
Harter attempted to resist but
ly, while Walker and bis son, Ben.
kept up a continuous fire in the direction
of Harter, the younger man
standing on the left of his father.
The attention of the witness was
not called to the affair until after
several shots were fired. Each of
them swore that he did not see Harter
shoot at all.
After the shooting the witnesses
walked about 300 yards to the place
of the shooting and found Harter
gaping and dying.
There was a 3S calibre pistol with
one empty cartridge in it lying half
way between the dying man and the
edge of the platform.
It was testified by several witnesses
that Walker had threatened the life
of Harter because Harter had officially
taken a pistol from the prisoner
at Allendale a year ago.
Ben Walker was arrested and
lodged in jail today.
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tem examination testified that four
38 pistol balls entered the front of
the body, and passed entirely through
the body, one of them going through
the heart, and two 32 pistol balls entered
the left arm. One of them was
cut out and introduced in evidence.
The doctor stated after the inquest
that he dressed a slight scalp wound
on Mr. Walker after the tragedy.
One of the witnesses stated that
Walker was bloody.
Several testified that Mr. Harter
never rose from the .bench on which
he was sitting. . j
The elder WaiKer was miervitrweu
today and referred every one to his
attorneys, Messrs. Warren and Warren.
The attorneys, when asked for
a statement, said that the defense
was self-defense. Beyond this no
statement was given out.
Mr. iHarter was buried at the family
burying ground, about 15 miles
from here, today.
Talks of Pelhgra.?English Savant
Says Maize Theory Has been
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Spartanburg, Sept. 1.?"Spartanburg
is the centre of the scientific world
in the study of and the research-into
the causes of pellagra," said Dr. Louis
W. Sambon of London, Eng., connected
with the London School of Tropical
Medicine, who arrived in this city this
afternoon to devote two weeks to the
study of pellagra in connection with
the Thompson-McFadden commission.
Dr. Sambon is enthusiastic in his
nf fhe> work beine accomi^'sh
| ulk;v w
ed by the commission, and he beiifc7es
it will materially help in the solution
of the cause of the disease, which can
only be combated after the cause is
discovered. He said the theory that
maize causes pellagra is exploded;
that it is probably caused by the bite
of an insect?probably the buffalo
gnat or a species of fiy.
Dr. Baxter Haynes announced to
night that fully 200 physicians would
attend the pellagra conference to be
given 'here Wednesday. Because of
the number of doctors atending, the
' laity has been excluded. They will
be compensated, however, by hearing
an address to be delivered to the public
by Dr. Sambon at a date to be
Dr. J. W. Babcock of Columbia will
preside over the scientific pellagra
sessions to begin Wednesday morning,
and Dr. H. N. Snyder, president of
Wofford college, will deliver the introductory
address. No papers will
be read, but there will be discussions
on pellagra by the attending physicians.
Dr. Sambon will deliver the principal
address Wednesday night,
j An informal smoker will be tenderj
ed Dr. Sambon and the visitors by\
! the Spartanburg Medical society at j
j the Country club.
Columbia cor. News and Courier,
Charles L. Travert, a graduate of
Newberry college, and now a resident
of Oakland, Cal., wrote Governor
Blease today inquiring as to the date
of the birth of John Rutledge. Mr.
Travert said his wife was a member
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
Court of Common Pleas.
Thomas B. Shealy and George W.
Robert S. Shealy, Luther P. Shealy,
John G. Shealy, Lillian M. Wicker,
Mattie Estelle Summer, Mary N.
Mettz, Cnrissie Shealy, David LeRoy
Shealy, Annie May Shealy, Wm. D,
Shealy, Sidney Shealy, and tHe heirs
at law of Phillip Sligh, deceased,
whose names, ages and residences
are unknown, defendants.
Amended summons for relief. (ComDlaint
To the defendants above named:
You are hereby summoned and required
to answer the amended complaint
in this action, which is on file
in the office of the clerk of court of
common pleas for said county, and
to serve a copy of your answer to
said amended complaint on the subscriber,
at his office at Newberry, S.
C., within twenty days after the ser?!
V?nvnliixiTTA nf o T7 / * ^ I
VlUtJ iitJI'CUi, CAv;iuonc vi uuj w*
such service, and if you fail to answer
the said amended complaint "within
the time aforesaid, the plaintiffs in
this action will apply to the court for
the relief demanded in the'-said
H. C. Holloway,
Dated July 19, A. D., 1913.
To the defendant heirs at law of
the said Phillip Sligh, deceased,
whose names, ages and residences are
Take notice that this action is com- |
menced for the partition of the tract |
of land described in the amended com- j
plaint herein, which was filed in the
office of the clerk of court of common
pleas for Newberry county on July
H. C. Holloway,
NOTICE OF ELECTION I>* 3T0NTICELLA
SCHOOL DISTRICT >'0. 17
Whereas, one-third of the resident
electors and a like proportion of the
resident freeholders of the age of
twenty-one years, of Monticella
School District No. 17, of the County
of Newberry, State of South Carolina,
have filed a petition with the
County Board of Education of Newjerry
County, South Carolina, petior>r?
ron'iosHn? flint an elec
nujLimg auu A .? v,. ? _
tion be held in said School District
on the Question of levying a special
annual tax of two mills to be collected
on the property in the said School
Now, therefore, th? undersigned,
composing the County Board of Education
for Newberry County, South
Carolina, do hereby order the Board
of Trustees of the Monticella School
District No. 17 to hold an election
i-' -e 1 - r\
Oil W6 S.11Q quesuou Ui. lev^iug a cw \j
mill tax to be collected on the property
located in the said School District,
wind. said election shall be
held at Monticella school house, in
the said School District No. 17, on
Wednesday, September 17, at which
said election the polls shall open at
seven (7) a.m. and close at four (4) p?
m. The members of the Board of
Trustees of said School District shall
act as managers of said election. Only
such electors as reside in said
School District and return real or
personal property for taxation, and j
who exhibit their tax receipts and
registration certificates as required
in general elections, shall be allowed
to vote. Electors favoring the levy,
of such tax shall cast a ballot containing
the word "yes" written or
printed thereon, and each elector opposed
to such levy shall cast a ballot
containing the word "no" written
or printed thereon.
Given under our hands and seal
AUgUSI. u u j
Geo. D. Brown,
J. S. Wheeler,
S. J. Derrick,
County Board of Education for Newberry,
Hens ... 7c
Fry Chickens - - 14c
Eggs, dozen - - 20c
Best price for beef hides.
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Prosperity, S. C.
of a recently organized chapter of the
D. A. R., which they had named for
John Rutledge, and he was surprised
to find no mention of the date of his
"birth in the historical works and the
encyclopedias and asked if there was
any historical society here which,
could give the information. The governor
referred the letter to the historical
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SEABOABS AIK USE.
Effective April 27,1918. M
(Subject to Change without Notice.) meet^
Jiot Guaranteed. in ^
No. 4 Lv. Columbia 5.50 a. a. are c
No. 18 Lv. Columbia 4.00 p. m.
No. 2 Lv. Columbia 6.35 p. m.
i No. 2R Lv. Columbia 7.45 p. m.
!no. 19 1>. Columbia 7.00 a. m.
No. 1 Lv. Columbia 12.10 p. m. ^
No. 21 Lv. Columbia 5.00 p. m, rceet?
No. 3 Lv. Columbia 12.20 a. 1
Trains 1 and 2, Florida-Cuba Special.
Trains 3 and 4, Seaboard Fast Mail.
Trains 18 and 36, Hamlet local. Trains j H
19 and 21 Savannah local.
Ticket Office 1225 Main St. Phone
574. C. E. Boisseau, Jr., City Ticket ^
Agts., Columbia S. C. J. S. Etchberger, . ~
Trav. Pass. Agent. C. W. Small; Div.
Pass. Agt. Savannah, Ga.?Adv.
For Weakness and Loss of Appetite
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic, ^ t
? Jrl-rrva nut ' '
GROVE'S TASTiSl,iSoa caiu a.
Malaria and builds up the system. A true tonic
and sure Appetizer. For adults and childrw. 50c.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that I will
make final settlement of the estate of ,
Chester C. Foster in the Probate
Court for Newberry County at 11
o'clock a. m. on Monday, September ^
29, 1913, and immediately thereafter
ATmly for letters dismissory as ad
ministratrix of said estate.
Sarah L. Foster, ^ r
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<S> LODGE DIBECTOBY.
Newbery Camp, No. 542, W. 0. W., Om
meets every second and fourth Wed- Prosp
nesday night in Klettner's Hall, at S third
:k - - $E
hat Always Has The F
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loney is safe in 01
3n't have toworr
r behind our be
id resources of s
st financial mei
t your money
y sailing if you hav<
in a savings account
laski Lodge, >~o. 20, L 0. 0. F. come.
iaski Lodge, No. 20, I. 0. O. F, Pre
\ every Friday night at 8 o'clock
est End Plall. Visiting brethren
ordially invited to attend. Caote
Jas. L. Aull,
. Peterson, meote
vberry Camp, No.. 542, W. 0. W., Sij
i every second and fourth Mon- Sig
light in Klettner's hall, at 8 meete
k. r8 o'cl
T n "Rnrtrm.
C.C. T. P.
jmity Lodge, Jfo. 87, A. F. M. lapa,
i ty Lodge, No. 87, A. F. M., meet? pes da
first Monday night at 7.30 o'clock ball,
asonic Hall. Visiting brethren
illy Invited. J. We
T. P. Johnson,
V. Barbardt, W. M.
? ? Nef
Wodmen of the WoM meets
pie Camp, No. 437, W. 0. o'cloc
~ 3 hra.1T,a<s_ }
, every nrsi ana uun u nouuwvening
at 7.45 o'clock, Visiting T. P.,
ren are corially welcome.
D, D. Darby,
Derrick, Clerk. TFi
C. C. Wil
gell Tribe, JTo. 24, I. 0. B. If. day n:
gell Tribe, No. 24, Improved Or- schoo!
^ Men. meets every Thursday |
at 8 o'clock in Klettner's Hall.
"W. G. Peterson, C.
Chief of Records.
Omaha Tribe, I. u. ??. A* wooer
aha Tribe, No. 75, I. 0. R. &L, hall, 1
erllty, S. C., meeta every first and fourtl
Friday night at 8o'clock in. Mshall
Yifliting brethren are wel
i in the
* a good
6. H. Dominkk,
>f. J. S. Wheeler, Sachem.
Chief of Record*.
eehee Council, >o0 4, D. of F. h
eechee Council, No. 4, D. of P* i
i every other Tuesday night &t M
:k p. m., in Klettner's Hall. 1
piet Chapter, No. 18, B. A. IK.
net Chapter, No. 18, R, A. 1
? every second Monday night ?l
ock in Masonic Mall.
Johnson, E. H. P.
Lacota Tribe, I. 0. 3. 1L j|
:ota triba, No. 79, I. 0. R.
S. C., meeting every other WeqH
y night at 8 o'clock in Summwl
Visiting brethren are welcome.
T. C. Bobbins,
a. Folk, Sachem.
Chief of Records.
berry Commandery, Ko. 6, E. T.
pberry Commandery, No. 6, K T^|
everj Jhird Monday night at 91
k in Masonic Hall. J
Fred. H, Dominick,
Johnson, E. (X 1
llow Camp, Jfo. 694, W. 0. W. A
low Camp, No. 694, W. 0.
every second and fourth TnesS
[ghts in each mqnth at West EnH
T. B. Kibler, M
metto Camp, No. 694, Boys of
craft, meets at Odd Fellow's
West End, every second and
l Wednesday night, at 8 o'clock.
G. W. Harrison,