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meeting of civic league
The meeting of the Civic League
held on Wednesday afternoon in the
Stag hull was pervaded by a spirit of
cooperation and interest throughout.
Mrs. Herman Wright, the president,
presided with her usual dignity and
A message was brought from the
directors of the laundry by Mr. Mathis
in regard to a reduction :.?i the
rftrps r>pr oound for work done for
those who avail themselves of a special
offer made to the patrons who
purchase coupons. In the course of
h's remarks he thanked the ladies for
the interest recently taken in the
laundry, and said that since the visit
of the members of the league he had
gotten nine new customers which he
claimed was due to their visit.
Several new names were handed in
at this meeting: for membc. -' ip. The
chairman of the memik . -v. . drive
reported eighty-live ne\\ in
viirn i iTil tnP
consequence ui tuc UUM,
third ward not heard from.
The treasurer reported checks sent
in from the Calvin Crozier chapter
TT D C ni tpr> dollars to be used Dn
the improvement on monumtnt
square, and S5.00 from the DickertSchumpert
ehapu C. of C., for th?
same purpose. The secretary ws?;
asked :?> send a letu-r of thanks to
these two chapters. Mention was
made Mr. Wells' kininess . rj putting
oi. the moving picture, "The Little
Minister," the proceeds of which
and the sale of candy amounting to
more than fifty dollars.
Mrs. Pool, representing the old Civic
Improvement society, handed Mrs.
Wright a check for $59.17, the balance
left in thc'r +rea?ury and which
^S-^-Tvas transferred by Miss Kittie B.
Mazyck of Charleston who was tru*>'
former treasurer. The secretary was
requested to write an acknowledg?*
> "* f. 1 *1 j. 3
ment 01 tms g'li; wmcn was turiieu
over to the chairman of the cemetery
The secretary was asked to give a;
note of thanks to the Newberry Lumber
company for material given byj
them to repair the gutters on the old!
After reports from various othev
committees, Mrs. R. D. Wright was
asked to take the place of Mrs. H. L.;
Parr and devote a few minutes to the:
discussion of citizenship.
The rook tournament to be given '
by the league will be held on the af-;
ternoon of Thursday, the 6th of April,
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iurtner notice 01 wnicn win appeal ,
Mrs. Cannon Blease was named by |
president as chairman of the;
flower exchange, and all women whoj
have any plants, bulbs or flowers!
"which they wish to exchange for oth- i
ers will please notify Mrs. Blease.
Mrs. Woodson having been askedj
to serve as chairman of publicity fori
the league, Mrs. Cromer moved that:
she je made an honorary member in j
consideration for her service. This!
motion received a second and was!
The meeting was characterized by
a spirit of unanimity and good fel- i
lowship rarely seen. At the April
x t i-i- - _ r ?jc
meeung occurs uie eicuuuu ui uniceia,
and payment of dues and all members
are urged to be present.
Mrs. A. A. Woodson,
MISS MAYB1N ENTERTAINS
FOR MISS SUMMER
Among the many char ging affairs
given for Miss Rosalee Su-.vmer was!
the lovely bridge party w 1; which j
Miss Teressa Maybin enterta ii last;
The home was beautifully adorned i
1 1. 'J- _ j.1. . - 1 I
in yenow ana wnne, ine nowers oe-j
ing white lilies and clusters of yel-|
lew roses, which furnished a pretty;
setting for the party. The games of;
bridge weiv pi?yed * six tables and!
the score.cardi were cunning um-|
brellas v ih a miri; -ure show- bouquet
ui orange blossoms attached to >
each. Miss Maybin pr?se^ted the!
guest -i honor with a handsome piece j
of Madeira as a souvenir of the!
event. At the close of the frames a i
tempting salad course was served, j
the hostess being assisted by Miss
VERY PLEASANT AFFAIR
AT WEST END HALL
Show Civen by Class No. 15 5a-; > day
Night at West End Hall Was
a Grand Success
Class Xo. 15, assisted by Class No.!
14 of O'Xeall Street Sunday school,!
gave a play at West End hall Satur-j
day night entitled, "Let's All Get;
Married." The play was a grand suc-j
They had a full house and everybody
enjoyed n good clean play. 7 ..
stage was tne scene of i-rotessor <. nrrington's
living: room, which was complete
with couch, table, chairs, bookcase
Each player carried out his part
well and they all sure did look good
I in the second act, dressed in evening
j dress, especially th<_- ladies.
: The music was furnished by the
I West End orchestra, which was fine,
and was enioved bv all.
Oast of characters:
I Prof'. Maxwell Carrington, with a
j|reputation for mathematics?George
A mm on s.
f Ethel Carrington. his sister, who
V-JC r! cM-nuT spcvpr?PPSV! Tnmnkms.
Miss Laura Plum, his devoted aunt
Marjorie Miller, his dear though
distant cousin?Kstelle Kinard.
I Goldie McGrath, Ms very compete
t stenographer?Naomi Boukniprht.
Everet P yne. the family lawyer?
Rev. Benjamin Morris, who has excellent
i Dick Havens, an irresponsible undergraduate?Gus
Jack Foster, a newspaper man
shares Ethel's secret?Colie Bo ...
; Biggs, a very satisfactory butler?
IJohn E. Franklin.
There was also a comedy play enj
titled "A Red Hot Message," with the
/following cast of characters:
Dr. Dosemal], the great specialist
Onion Tops, his patient?John IT.
Thv play was directed by 0. S. Go
. ree. *
A Brave Girl Missionary
; Youth's Companion.
' Several decades ago Bear Gap in
: the hear: of the Appalachians had an
' ...AT "?
[unfortunate rei-iiiation ior arunKew!
ness and crime. Murder was nor. in frequent
aino; g its wild inhabitants,
i So when Adelia Fox, a 5? mi day school
i teacher from a Conerrega ;onal church
Ohio, appeared day as the appointed
missionary :o the Gap everyi
one was astounded. The previous
j missionary had narrowly escaped with
| Adelia Fox held her first meeting in
the school house. The room was
crowded, and the men who came carried
pistols and drank from bottles.
They made loud threats about what
fhey should do to the preacher. But
the sight of the slim fearless girl as
she stepped out on the platform startied
them, and while she played and
sang and spoke a spark of chivalry
kindled in their hearts.
After the first meeting th-'re was
great rivalry for the h<> >f entertaining;
her. The choice - . de was
typical of her spirit. ~6h-. w.ut into
the cabin of the most n .- ^r.ous man
in the place, a distiller and as such
the cause of most of the trouble in
the neighborhood. Her care of his
baby touched his heart, and he became
her faithful friend.
When her own cabin was built and
furnished she held classes, and the
men gradually grew more orderly in
Then came an exciting episode.
There was an election to decide whether
the state should go ''dry" or not.
Adelia Fox called a temperance meeting
and urged her hearers to vote
against the curse of drink. Her friend
the distiller sat in the front row,
frowning heavily. When she spoke
^f the mortality among little children
caused by their parents' indulgence in
'drink he n?*e with flushed face. "D'ye
mean to sa. ] killed my children, Miss
Delia?" he cried angrily.
He was a dangerous man at that
moment, and Adelia Fox swiftly prayed
for God's help. 'T do," sb replied
The man stood as if stunned; a
ment later he flung his hat on
ground. "Then," he declared, "i ii
drink no more liquor, sell no more
liquor, make no more liquor. So help
By .a large majority Bear Gap
Poef: "You can't pick out any
cial fault in this poem now, can y?. :
1 :t v (encouragingly) : No,
Iv, I can't. One line is just about as
A member of the British royal family
has ju?L married a commoner?
which was a most uncommon thing to
Xow that nferences have become
ail the rage, why not v v; one on the
limitation of automcb.i>_- accidents?
"What keeps t; bootleggers in
i" -1-- ?-i r-...
ousmessr asKs an e.xcnangtr. v. u>tomers.
Remember the time when a fellow
was thought to be highly accomplish^,
ed if he could play on the guitar?
As the situation now stands, America
is willing to feed Russia but is not
willing to associate with her.
Cheer up. The senate has vot'd tc<
'reduce the tax on chewing g in: m
o per cent to 2 per ctriit.
Tiie man who mak' he best of
tilings seldom goes t?" ' iu.
BY-WAYS OF STATE HISTORY
Amazonians of the Piedmont
Dr. I. W. Daniel in Southern Chris-1
: tian Advocate.
The out-noor nie, ana isolation
from the more thickly settled centers
of the country, gave the pioneers of
the country a spirit of self-reliance,
independence am! a bold initiative
larely me: with in the old portions of
the country. W? herefore, naturally
look for extras \*y deeds un|der
such conditions, . " the people
are driven to do n:-.. > :.iinq; that
would not be necessary in a more
highly developed state of society.
Whatever was accomplished in those
"isolated settlements had to be done
by themselves without the aids that
come from organized society, as weil
as from civil government and moral
1 " V* A1 ,-1 I\
development which uuwjh i.i viuci
settlements. Each member of the
; r.eer family was a factor in any
i of work that had to be accom!
j, ned. There were no specialists,
t whatever their hands found to do they
I did it whether it was a man's work or
j woman's work as we class them in a
i ? - ^ V? fwrrnn !'teir\ cnpiptv \"p
J iliUi t' lllgkli\ U. f,UlU/-VVi ?JWV#V VJ . - . ~
i cessity is not only the mother of injvention
but frequently the mother of
i the bravest and most heroic deeds.
Not many years prior to our Civil
war a party c? gentlemen were sumJ
merinjr in Cashier's valley. There
i was / ihv family where they boarded
>a yow-r antess, who looked on this
jparty low-country men as enemijnate.
On one occasion she bantered
i the . tv for a foot-race, each mem|
ber of the party declined; then she
! propr-.-Td to take the Vaviest weight
jamc n on her back and beat
[their fastest runner. They did not
accept- the challenge, for just a few
days prior they had seen her coming
from a mountain gorge with a rifle
on her shoulder, her sleeves rolled
J above her elbows and her arms
| bloody. When they questioned her
|she indifferently replied that she had
just killed a bear beyond the Terrapin
mountain and had dressed and
hanged the carcass, out of reach of
"varmints," in the fork of a chestnut
oak. In our day, in a more thorough
ly developed country, such feats appear
to be almost unbelievable, yet,
doubtless among the pioneer women
of the up-country such a deed would
not havc created a ripple of excitement
or wonder. The noble women
; miiyfi?we ai?i?ti,? ^weraatfi
j 1 " ~
In keeping with <
decided to reduce
? t 1 H . 1
1 have reo'lced the pr
Do It Right C
At Central Gar
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? i il?mii ?u; i >. <n n j < < ?wwa??i >
j I ^ 1
'1'?: aring Windsto:
| *Jome Without
i'hey catch property <
sured. Nothing can prevei
denmity makes good the lo<
Insurance issued by 11
Company is a guarantee o
tornado strikes your home,
r C3 Caldwell St.
Member Newberry C
of the Piedmont were not effeminate a
land the record Droves it. Many of ]
I . ,
jineir orave deeds were heroic and
j have been preserved iike those of ;
! Emily Geigc-r, .Mrs. Thomas, Dicey j
\ Langstun and Mrs. DiHard, ail of,(
'which I hope to record.. Others were t
not o,iiy hero1/;, hut from sheer r.e- '
cess it;.', amazonian in character. A ^
most reputable family of Scotch Irish 1
people lived in York county not far-1,
from the banks of Broad river, a Mr.
; Hamilton, progenitor of a number of
'most worthy South Carolina families.!^
!The wives of two prominent Meth- i'
,od's; minister? now living in the state it
;are direct descendants of the heroic -1'
daughter of this Scotch Irish settler; s
of York. ! c
The daughter of whom I write was. i
a woman of magnfiicent physique, jl
healthful and intrepid. On one occa-:'i
sion the home of Mr. Hamilton was'}
invaded by a band of Tories. They.l
searched the house thoroughly forlf
valuables and having been disappoint-i 1
: ed one of the band, a despicable crav-! j
:en, stepped to the open fireplace andjl
.rrr\r] o rvit vyi * t Vl O ) t
* i vr m ci i;ui iijiij, v. 11 u 11 a / w v* v
house on lire, the daughter quickly!1
guessed the meaning of the act andh
i ? ?
seized the Tory with a grip like aj}
vise around the back of his neck, withi <
one hand, and with the other shej<
clutched the seat of h" coarse pants, j 1
lifted him bodily from the floor andh
carried him writhing, like a rabbit in I '
the claw of an ea^le, to the piazza,!:
contributing much to The amusement j;
'of his fellow Tories. When she reach-j <
ed the- edge of the piazza, still carry- j ]
ing the helpless culprit, she swung
him back and forth and th?n hurled j'
him far out into the yard. Th* im-jl
pact of his body with the ground ren-j?
j dered him insensible for a few mo~ji
jments while showers of sparks from!;
the burning chunk fell all around him. j:
The Tory band looked on in astonish-jt
I ment, then when the fellow scrambled J
i'bruised and crestfallen, to his feet 11
:they burst into loud laughter, mount-\]
led their horses and rode away follow-ji
o/l Vi\r varnmcViprl nllv. !l
Judge O'Neall in The Annals of | i
Newberry tells the story of Hannah!'
Gaunt, the daughter of Israel Gaunt, j;
I an old Quaker in Newberry county. ;t
He was a peace-loving old gentleman j\
and was reputed to have i)een tho , I
possessor of money, which he kept in | i
his house. A man named Hubbs, who jl
ihad been one of Bioody Bill Cunning-J (
ham's gang, but who^-at the time of j t
the incident of which I am writing, r
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conditions, 1 have !
; my charge for. ;
Work ' !
ice but not the quality
)r Not At A!i !
HL Davis j
age, Newberry j
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-?y;'v."":'""- ' Bn
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it them and only sound in- ?
5s ihcv cause. |
d be Sure
ie Hartford Fire Insurance
i "money back" in case a
Come to this agency for
Newberry, S. C.
hamber cf Commerce
vas an "outlier,'' a term applied to ;
nen who were not even subject to
he order of the Tory leader but wag- t
<] a campaign of murder and robbery <
ndependentlv. Hubbs with two con- a
ederates rode up to the house of j i
Jaunt with the intention of securing js
he old man's money and asked for a ! .
light's lodging which was refused. '
lubbs alighted ard went to the kit- (
hen door and begged for a drink of jc
\-ater. When Mrs. Gaunt turned j
iway from the door to get the water i
iubbs stepped inside the kitchen, j
IVhen the old lady turned back and
landed him the water she observed
hat he was armed and informed her j
lusband of the fact, the old man
prang to the door and barred it ?e-!
urely, thus shutting out the two con-1
'ederates and shutting Hubbs within.i
rhe robber drew h:s pistol and was :
n the act of shooting the old man but j
lie fAwav/llv HpaH frustrated bv '
"*V " ^ " " " " !
lannah Gaunt, who knocked the wea-1
>on from its aim, and being of mascu- i
ine proportions and strength, grap-;
)ied wjth and threw the robber to the j
ioor where she held him despite his;
lesperate struggles, and though j
mounded by the steel spurs on the j
obber's boot-heels she continued to :
lold him while the peaceful old Quak- |
?r disabled him by repeated blows.
Dne of Hubbs' confederates wounded
the old man by shooting through the
.vindow and also slightly wounded
Hannah, his daughter. The two confederates
fled when Hub'os was disabled
and when he was sufficiently re-!
covered to travel the old Quaker let'
kiwi VinVrvl/i -Prnm Vitc rlnnr wnri takp I
his departure. Hannah was after- j
wards married to Mr. Moonev of New-!
lerry county. Judge O'Neal! de- j
scribes her as one of the kindest and ;
nost benevolent of women; she died J
it the age of fifty. Judge 'X?al!'
say ihat her grandson was living in
he village of Newberry in 1858.
This same gang of cut throats, with
;he addition of another-, a man named
VIoultrie, who had belonged to Cunlingham's
gang, determined to rob
he house of Andrew Lee, who resided
it Lee's ferry on Saluda river on the
dewberry side. Only one of the gang
igain succeeded in effecting an enhance
into the house, this time it
vas Moultrie. Mr. Lee seized and
leld him till in the struggle they both
:ell across a bed. While Lee gripped
he fellow as they lay on the be 1 ho
.'ailed to his wife, Nancy, to strike
he robber on the head with an axe.
Fhe brave woman did so, but in her
jxcitement and agitation the firit
Mow fell on Lee's hand. The next
)lovv, however, stunned the ruffian
.vho fell on the floor insensible. Lee,
;hcn, with his nejcroes and dDgr?, drove
iway the other robbers, came back.
nd secured Moultrie, who wis after.vards
hanged at Ninety Six for this*
get to have us est!
We use only th
B. C. MATTHEWS, T. K.
tnd sundry other crimes. of
We will never know what our so
>rave mothers of the Piedmont en- (jt)
lured to protect themselves from sav- ^
.ges on the border, "outliers" hiding
n the woods, tories wreaking venge-1:i<
ir.ce for everv member of their gang "U
hat fell m warfare and the pressure ,, r
;>f British arms. However, they sue- ca
eeded and wore gracefully the crown ! tir
(Reg. U. S. Pat. Uj
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Phones 81 and 118.
i Harry W. Dor
lime is Faint 1
mate the cost of Pain?
e best Paints and Oil:
nbcr Newberry Chamber of Commerce
? -r t a p-< fr*i n
ces Over $2,000,00(
ial Bank of ,
berry, South Carolir
JOHNSTONE, VV. W. CROME
r Newberry Chamber of Commer
victory which they and their brave
ns ami husbands won. They enred
hardships and privations of
;ich we can have but faint concepts,
they fed the patriots in the
Id when the state was no longer
ile to provide for its own troops,
id, as I have just shown, when it benie
absolutely necessary they someTies
w v a * w
l| OT Down
f-> to a price
lumpert I I
iiuti i i ?meara?m?
3 Boll Weevil
>laee your order.
i .. A'l r
ling do not for*
mg your House.
:R, F. G. DAVIS
hier. Asst. Cashier.