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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Friday, June 30, 1922
I have attended practically all of
the meetings of the State Press association
since the one in Charleston
in 1890 when Col. Henry Watterson
present and delivered his famous lec+
r\n \fon \Tr?v?l<s Thp Soil
thern Press association held a meetig
in Charleston at the same time
which accounts for the presence of
Col. Watterson at the meeting. I find
in the list of those joining the association
at that time Wilson G. Harvey
the present governor of South
Carolina. And among those occupying
seats on the rostrum at one of
the public meetings Col. August
Kohn, but the record does not state
that he became a member at that
meeting-. Really I thought he was too
young a man to be a member at this
meeting, but he is writ down as on
the staff of the News and Courier.
Col. T. B. Crews of Laurens was the
president. I am mentioning this to
lead up to the statement nat
the recent meeting at Myrtle Beach
was among the most delightful of the
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many gatnermgs ui cue cuhuio
has been my privilege to attend, and
as I looked over the members at Myrtle
Beach it seemed to me that I was
the oldest member there in point of
service, but it appears now that Col.
Kohn shares the honor with me, at
least to the extent that he was present
as a representative of the News
and Courier at this first meeting
which I attended.
It was a great pleasure to me to go
once more to the great Pee Dee section
of our state. And the little
meeting and the welcome at Marion
were among the most pleasant feaof
the trip. I met many friends that
I knew, and whom I had not seen in
many years, and the welcome seemed
so hearty and generous you just felt
that the people meant it and that it
came from the heart. And Marion :s
one of those old time towns that has
the appearance of restfulness, and
the wide streets and beautiful green
lawns give it a tone that appeals to
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me. l ne memoers were >vcwv
Pee Dee by Mr. Palmer Johnson, and
a reception was held in the library
which is in charge of Mrs. Ellerbe,
and coffee and tea and sandwiches
were served by the good women of
the town. This is a fine public library
and is beautifully kept, and I noticed
among the books in the librae
were many volumes of newspapers,
and especially The State and the
News and Courier, and also files of
the local paper. This is a fine idea
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and maKes a very vaiuauie set, ui icierence
books on matters concerning
the history of the state. I have often
thought that some one in a town
where a newspaper was printed
should be required to keep files of the
paper as a matter of public concern,
and for reference, and this should 'oe
done for the benefit of the public.
I happen to have files bound of newspapers
published in this county covering
a period of more than seventyfive
years and one or two volumes
back in 1845 and 1833.
Mr. Johnson in his welcome remarks
stated that the Pee Dee had
never before enjoyed the pleasure of
entertaining and welcoming the press
association. I knew at the time he
was mistaken, because I was very
sure that at least one meeting had
been held in Marion, and I find that
the 8th annual convention was held
there, and a remarkable coincidence
with that meeting and this last is the
fact that the welcome address to the
8th meeting was delivered by Hon.
J. M. Johnson, who if I am not mistaken,
was my late friend Solicitor J.
Monroe Johnson, the father of the
young man who extended the welcome
at this meeting. Or it may have
been the Johnson referred to by Mr.
Gaines when he said at the meeting
that hp h;?H hppri tnlH bv Senator
Crayton of Anders a "that there was
no man in the state who would make
a more excellent governor than
Chancellor Johnson of Marion."
This meeting at Marion to which
I refer was written for the News and
Courier by Maj. J. C. Hemphill, for a
long time a regular attendant on the
meetings of the association, and in
fact the founder of the present organization
and now the editor of the
Spartanburg Journal. Maj. Hemphill
was then a young man, and in his
most excellent and poetic account of
the various incidents of the meeting
and the several trips that were taken,
says that a young lady asked for an
introduction to him and on being pre
jcented she handed him a most beautiiful
bouquet as "the handsomest man
i in the Press association." He accept:
ed the fragrant token in his .bej
coming and native modesty as an evi
idece of the fair charmer's excellent
I judgment, but more particularly as
I a compliment to the paper ne repreisented.
| The boys must have had a great
time at this meeting: at Marion. Mr.
; Hemphill says that the great Indian
chief Osceola whose tomb may be
founj beneath the frowning walls of
Ft. Moultrie was born on the banks of
the Waccamaw, and that his father
was a white man named Powell. They
had a trip out to lake Waccamaw
which covers 27,000 acres of land
which was then surrounded by a mag
nificent growth of forest trees which
bathed their hoary feet on the beautiful
flood, and so on. It is a beautiful
poem which Mr. Hemphill writes
of this 8th annual meeting at Marion
in June. 1882. Permit me to quote
his concluding sentence in summing
up the whole matter: "When the
history of Press association is written
no chapter will be more full of
pleasing detail, happy reminiscence
and romantic incident than the story
" ^ ftv>w?Al /i am nn in
UL lilt; ?JgJliu iiiiiiuai lunvcunuii
the town of Marion and the picnic excursion
to Waccamaw, the beautiful,
in the leafy month of June."
' It might be stated as a matter of
interest to some if my#friend, Mr.
Greneker does not object, that at this
meeting it is noted that Mr. R. H.
Greneker was present as the representative
of the Newberry News, and
Mr. T. F. Greneker as the representative
of the Newberry Herald, and
that I was present at the fortyseventh
convention as the representative
of the Newberry Herald and
News. W. J. McKerrall was the editor
of the Marion Star now edited by
Mr. Johnson who made the welcome
nt this: mpphinp", I can
not help mentioning the fact '.hat I
met at Marion my friends Mrs. J. C.
Mace and little Jack, who used to go
with us on press trips along with his
late father Dr. J. C. Mace, a.^ a tot
of a iboy, but now a six fooi junior
at Clemson college.
But I must hasten on, as pleasant
as it is for me to linger at Marion.
Automobiles met us at Marion and we
were driven through the country a
distance of thirty-six miles to Conway.
This was very thoughtful for
it gave us a fine country trip and cut
out the long railroad ride around by
Chadburn. The road was fine and
especially the ten miles in Marion out
to Gallivants Ferry where we cross
the Little Pee Dee and enter the Independent
Republic of Horry. I was
in Mr. J. D. McCormick's car and in
the same car were Mr. Kerr of Aiken
and his daughter Mrs Fitzpatrick. As
we approached the bridge across the
river at Gallivants Ferry ;e noticed
that a fence had been built across the
middle of thp hrif]p-p with in
the center and above the fence was
an arch covered with evergreens and
beautiful flowers and at the gates
were a bevy of young ladies dressed
in pure white and on the arch was
written welcome to the Independent
Republic of Horry by the state
queen of Palmafesta. As we stopped
the gates were flung wide open and
the queen gave us a hearty welcome
to one of her fairest provinces. Miss
Flora Mae Holliday and her four
maids were the young ladies to exj
tend this hearty welcome. You will
recall that she was crowned queen of
the Palmafesta in Columbia last
spring and a fair and beautiful and
modest queen she is. You coulld just
feel the welcome all the way along
the beautiful road. And at Aynor
another barricade was across the road
' and we had to stop again while a
bevy of pretty girls served lemonade
; to the travelers. Miss Holliday is the
; daughter of Senator Geo. J. Holliday,
' one of the largest planters and merchants
in the state. And he has a
' magnificent country home at Gallivants
Ferry on the .banks of the Little
Pee Dee and everything looks prosperous
Arriving at Conway the chamber
of commerce took charge of the pari
ty and after refreshments at the ho
tel so as to get the dust of the road
, out* of our system and off the clothes
j we were taken to the chamber of
j commerce rooms where another wel[
com was extended and an elaborate
j luncheon was served, the young laI
dies of the town doing the serving.
; One of the features of this spread
1 apart from its fine and appetizing
< ~?i:^ fVin f-ViQ'f- ovnrv+Vnnor
j l-jU<lUL:cr> v> ao iriiv iav t vnuv v . vi
, was grown in the republic of Horry,
j extra good country ham and chicken
i and corn bread and flour bread and
i rice and vegetables and everything on
the menu card except perhaps the
cigars and cigarettes and the finest
, tobacco in the country is grown in
this county. Col. D. A. Spivey was
the chairman of the entertainment
'committee. It seemed to me thai
they had demonstrated the realization
of the dream of Henry Grady in hie
famous Boston speech delivered some
thirty years ago, that the only thing
to bring prosperity in this fair Southland
of ours was to grow our own
?tnff ?r. home. an<l then manu
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j facture some of the things we need,
and that was long before we heard
anything about the damage from the
' boll weevil.
But as I enjoyed the luncheon, as
fine as it was, I could not help the reflection
that after all the greatest asset
of the good people of this fair
part of the state was their fine and
genuine and unselfish and old fashioed
hospitality and the ability tc
make the visitor feel and know that
this welcome came from the heart and
was genuine and a real pleasure for
them to extend it, and after all that is
said that spirit represents a civilization,
or whatever you may please tc
call it, that sometimes I am afraid is
passing, and unfortunately. I trust
that the building of highways and the
development of our modern civiliza
tion will never make any inroaas upon
the fine spirit of hospitality and
the ability to entertain the stranger
which has always been characteristic
of the people of this section of the
state. By the way, they are planning
i now to build a highway from Myrtle
i Beach direct to Chicago and this will
place Chicago nearer to Myrtle Beach
than any other seaport or pleasure
vocnrt nf this character.
After the luncheon we were driven
to Myrtle Beach in autos or by boat
a portion of the way. I went by auto
a distance of twenty milec. The trip
down the Waccamaw is fine and some
of the scenery the best in the country.
The railroad also has trains
running right down to the ocean. It
is a fine beach, so I am told, and
looks like it was, because I don'1
know much about the ocean.
friend Captain Jim Bell of the Gaffney
Ledger who was in my party a
good bit of the time, and I enjoyed
him very much, said he was satisfied
the water on the beach was not vers
deep because it was so wide it could
not be deep. Well, I did not go in ibut
I enjoyed looking at the bathers and
they enjoyed the bath. There is one
thing especially I like about the seacoast
and that is you can always eat
well and sleep well. We stopped at
the hotel there and the fare was very
good and I managed to make out on
fish though Captain Bell says I did
not care especially for fish and hoped
they would serve something else.
There is a fine club house on the
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Deacn ana many ox me peupic wn^
live at Conway and nearby towns are
members, and the club has rooming
facilities and a good cafe in connection
with it and this makes it more
homelike and then it is right out neai
the water and you get a full view of
the ocean and the ocean breeze. Col.
D. A. Spivey served a dinner to some
twenty or more of the members of
the party and his friends and it was
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After all that 1 nave written i nave
not said much about the meeting of
the association. It was well attended
and many matters pertaining to the
craft were discussed and the same old
effort of getting the members to unite
and organize and work together for
the mutual benefit was up, that I
have heard for the past thirty years.
The publishers should have some sort
of busines organization for mutual
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protection but it is going to oe a anficult
task to get the newspapers to
organize for business. The job print;
ers may do so. Col. W. W. Ball of
| The State read a paper on the coun,
try weekly and Dr. W. W. Long of
Clemson college extension department
read a very interesting paper on
agriculture and there was a paper on
the job department, by #Mr. Denham
of Charleston. All these were inter1
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esting ana i enjoyed uiem uui m.>
main purpose in attending the meeting
was to renew old acquaintance
and to rest and enjoy the fellowship
of the young members who are coming
along. And to see this fine section
of the state away down intc
which I had never been. Myrtle
Beach was undiscovered territory tc
' me. I had been to (Jonway. mere
are some fine farming sections ovei
this way and I did not hear much
complaining about the boll weevil anc
the hard times, and that was a relief
In fact one of the things of which
j they seemed to be proud over there
I is, that 'all during the hard timet
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tnere nas not Deen a ousmess lauun
in the county. They grow tobaccc
and corn and cattle and a little cot
ton, but these things together wit!
timber, -seem to be the main indus
trie?, and of course they have not fell
very much the evil following th<
train of the weevil. And there is i
section in which trucking is a ver:
important industry, ine popuiauoi
is largely made up of native whites
.'-and in fact I believe that the per ceil
l tage of whites to others is among th<
i largest of any county in the state. I
i i c- rt finn JoofiAn r\ f QrvntVi Carolina J1T1C
lo a iiuv ow nvn v/jl k/vuku v.-.w.
; it is making progress in the matter o
j education and building nice schoo
[ houses out in the rural communities
, j I returned to Conway on Thursda;
[ evening and by hack to Marion Fri
i /^o\r mnvninop in timo fnv tVlP train
j and Columbia by one o'clock an<
j home at 4 o'clock in the afternoon
; Coming back in my party of the pres
people were Mr. and Mrs. Walter E
.'Duncan of Aiken and Mr. 0. K. Wil
liams of Rock Hill. Going down fron
I Newberry to Columbia I had th<
. pleasure of riding with my good ol<
> friend Ed DeCamp in his Packard
; He drove from Gaffney in his car a:
[ far as Columbia. Sorry I could no
wait to come back with him.
.! The crops along the way from Co
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; tions were looking very bad. Th<
: corn was small and the cotton th<
> same and not well worked. In fact th<
. prospect for a crop to me was ver;
. poor. From Marion on the balanc<
[ of the trip the crops looked very well
There has been lots of rain in am
'around Sumter and Florence.
I would be glad if the press asso
. ciation would have another meetinj
over this side along about the first o
, middle of August and I could get of
, to make the trip. It was a very de
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, ngnnui meeting an xne way aiunj
j and I was pleased to meet the youn]
L! boys and girls who have but recentl;
; come into the association as well a
, the few of the older ones who ar<
J E. H. A.
EDUCATIONAL RALLY JULY 4
AT LITTLE MOUNTAIP
Also Barbecue Dinner Benefit Im
Confederate Veteran Passes
Little Mountain, June 29.?Jame
Middleton Bolanci was born Marcl
120th, 1841, and departed this lif
June 20, 1922. He had reached th
_ good old age of 81 years and thre
| months. In early manhood he 'be
came a member of St. Peter's E. L
church, Lexington county, and re
moinod -Pa itV>-fill tn tVio eamo until Viii
-LUi OliX U1 WV bllC Uli Vii *1*
'i When the War Between the State
began he enlisted in Company H
, Holcomb Legion, Capt. J. M. Maffett
the first day of June, 1861, an*
served in that command until th<
first day of April, 1865. Was dis
charged from the service at Poin
Lockout on the 23rd day of June
' 1865, and.was at that time a mem
ber of Company H, Holcomb Legion
', He resided near Little Mountan
all his life except the time he spen
in the war.
He was married to Laura Ann Jam
Kohn^Nov. 25, 1866. A large fam
ily was the result of this union?si:
eons and two daughters, all of whon
are living except one son. This hap
py home was saddened by the deatl
i of Mrs. Boland, which took place Ma:
'14, 1891. In February, 189S, he wa:
the sofnnrl t.imp. she beinf? I
sister of the first wife?Lue Jam
Early, who survives him.
Mr. Boland was a good and qfuie
citizen, a kind neighbor and a tru<
friend of many.
After appropriate services conduct
ed by his pastor, the Rev. W. H. Ris
er, assisted by the Revs. J. B. Har
man and J. J. Long, his body wa:
iaiu CW i tui/ Mil (/liV ixv/ij vv??
etery in the presence of a large ga
thering of sorrowing relatives am
, Those who survive to perpetuat<
[ his memory and cherish his goo(
name are: A wife, five sons, tw<
daughters, twenty-five grandchildren
seven great-granchildren, a sister
1 five half sisters, and a half brother
1 His body shall return to dus
' whence it came, but his soul ha:
Aiior +Vi yma/ot nf rloatVi am
V,I V/OCtU \J ? V J Wll 0 VA VA v*vw v.* v..?
is now resting in the shade of eter
: nity's tree.
Little Annie Louise Shealy, th<
' infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. El
> mer L. Shealy, died at the home o
her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. L
} Shealy, last Friday afternoon. Th<
; child was only four weeks old a>m
was a bright and Toeautiful baby, an<
1 was ill only a few days. The parent
' and grandparents have the sympath;
of the entire community. Mrs. Shea
1 ly is a native of South Queensferry
Scotland. She has only been in Am
erica about two years.
> The following program will b
- rendered at the educational rally v
1 be held in the Little Mountain schoo
- auditorium on the 4th of July a
t 10:30, Dr. Jno. J. Long presiding:
ij Address by Dr. C. A. Freed.
>| Address by Supt. E. H. Aull.
e Address by Pres. S. J. Derrick,
t At noon an excellent barbecue I
I dinner will be served by the School |
f j Improvement association. During;
II the entire day ice cream and cold |
drinks may be had. Proceeds to be
used to buy seats for the school audiy
torium. The public is cordially in
vited and welcomed. A special invi,
tation is given to all the neighboring
3 schools, especially the trustees. The j
. candidates are also welcme.
Mrs. Herman Boland and little
- daughter of Williston are visiting relatives
e Marion Counts has returned from j
i j Leesville \vhere he has been visiting
' his sister, Mrs. McKendree Barre.
s | Mr. and Mrs. Q. A. Epting and E.
t A. Wheeler motored to Columbia on
Sunday to visit Mrs. E. A. Wheeler!
who is in the Columbia hospital. The j
- friends of Mrs. Wheeler are grateful I
-1 to know she will be home in a few
b ' days.
e | Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Shealy, Mrs.
3' W. A. Counts and Mrs. Kate Monts
it 1 mnfnrpf! tn flnliimliifl rm Mnnrlav
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9 i Mrs. Monts is spending several days
. with her sister, Mrs. Lora Wheeler,
i Miss Estelle Fellers of Columbia
is visiting her cousin, little Ruth
Messrs. D. Boland and B. H. Miller y
spent the week-end in Greenville. """
rj Mr. and Mrs. McKendree Barre of(
F, Leesville spent Sunday with Mr. and j
- Mrs. W. A. Counts.
y j Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Shealy, Mr.
?,and Mre. E. E. Cumalander spepnt;
ty ' SlIYI/^QU Until ATv or>/^ v?c u T 1
y UUllUUJ ?T > vil ATA 1 m UilU V 1
s'Shealy of Laurens.
e Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Huffman spent
Sunday with the latter's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Pink Summer of Peak.
Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Wise visited
the latter's mother, Mrs. H. E. Rast
^ of Cameron last week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. John Fulmer of near!
i- Columbia visited relatives here Sun-'
Miss Dorothy Huiet and Mr. Wil
j bur Huiet of Greenwood and Mr. Na- j
s than Wallace of Laurens were the
h | guests of Miss Evelyn Wise Sunday.
ej F. C. Wise left Sunday to resume
e j his work with J. Regenstein Co., At- j
e lanta, after spending his vacation |
- with his parents.
< Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Shealy andj
-1 daughters visited Mrs. Shealy's sister, i
s Mrs. Henry Kinard of Prosperity,!
s C. T. Huffman and Carl Wheeler "~
?' spent Saturday evening in Columbia.
! Miss Hazel Boland and Jeff Bo^
land, Jr., of Clinton spent Tuesday !
e ( with their grandparents, Mr. and |
-, Mrs. David Boland.
\f For New Pastor
- To the Editor of The Dispatch-News.
. j Dear Sir:?Will you please allow;
1 me a few lines in your valuable pa-!
t' per? I am, in a sense, a stranger in '
j your midst, but have already been
2 made to feel at home, and to realize
- that the lines have fallen in a pleas-;
t ant place to us. We have been
i shown that the people of this com-i ?
- munity and surrounding country: *
i have the ability to make one feel at I
51 Having accepted the call to become
i pastor of the Zion pastorate, made
s vacant by the late Rev. J. A. Cromer,
j we moved into the house provided as
t a temporary parsonage.
11 Not being able to arrange for
j housekeeping the first few days, the
-' hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. D. '
. F. Efird and family was thrown open
. to us and of course all who have ever
s been there, and doubtless many more, j
. | know by reputation, that we truly fell
-.into good hands and were royally
3 ' pororl fnr Kv erring noAnla T?vi
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day and part of Saturday we spent
2 in unpacking and arranging for house
3 Saturday morning we had some in,
timation from some of the neibhbors
f that they might call on us in the af-j
. ternoon, yet did not suspicion any-;
t' thing more than a neighborly visit by
s' a few who lived nearby.
i j But about the middle of the after.
noon the vanguard arrived in the per- _
son of a few individuals, to do a little ?
work on the house. And by them we ea
e1 were given to understand that we M
- were to have more visitors later. Pe
f Presently we realized a crowd had to
gathered in the house, upon the ver- G<
e anda and in the yard, when one of nn
[1 the men asked to be shown the way we
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3 iu uie luicneii. i\uw yuu generally uu
s feel a kind of misgiving, when a man w<
y! wants to get about the kitchen or
. dining room late in the day. But
, from what we saw in their hands we :
- did not feel any hesitancy in showing;
them the way. When there, they began
depositing on the table the many kii
e things they had brought, until the ha
o table was filled to overflowing and a
il the floor had to accommodate the ly
t balance. There was quite a variety ce
of gifts, such as: flour, meat, pota-,
toes, lard, sugar, rice, coffee and difI
ferent kinds of vegetables and canned su:
goods, all of which are very useful, j
There must have been at least 150
persons present, some coming from ou
When the old
dred mark-a li
will bring you r<
We have a con
in genuine Pain
TT UlOl^UO) 1TAV/1J
dines-in light ai
men of all sizes
Let us show yc
lar two and thr
J. H. Sumi
Speeches by pror
For this one day
mer Fabrics, Millir
greatly reduced pri<
Be sure to come
f tending this big sch(
My Jewelry business
. opportunity for some one
Reason for selling haven't
Long lease, low rent.
Rior lot exne
prices on mo
ch of the congregptions?Emanue
t. Hebron, Zion, Pilgrim- and S
iters. Wc are indeed very gratefi
every one for their donations. Ma
)d's richst blessing rest upon ever
ember of the pastorate, and ma
i all, laboring together in His kin?
im, accomplish much good in th
H. A. Kistler.
Breaking it Easy
"Cheer up, sir," encouraged th
idly but truthful phrenologist wh
d just read the head of the son o
farmer. "Your boy isn't necessari
a failure. He has ability alon,
"Could you name one?''
"We-e-ell," reluctanly, "I shouli
ggest the line of least resistance.
One ration the Soviet never rur.
t of is exaggeration.
r in a
t Summer Suit
thermometer is 1
I around the hunight
slief and comfort.
iplete assortment i
i Beach, Tropical j
lairs and Gabarid
dark colors for
>u some of these
suits in the popuee
uer and Co.
rry, S. C.
At Little Moun- 4
I On Tuesday
ninent speakers. ^
we will offer our sumlery
and Oxfords at
in to see us while at)ol
^iCa P A
M CtE fl
antain, S. C. ' ' I
SALE | |
A ?TAM^OY?flll I
Ill IKCWUClIJf. n. *YUUU6HUJ to
get into a going business.,
time to look after two stores, i.
3r, S: C.
cted Saturday 1
!so get our
r ' h.
1, | Maybe Secretary Denby decided to
t. take a trip to Japan before congress ?
il got another chance at the navy.
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y CITATION OF LETTERS OF ADy'
The State of South Carolina, County
i of Newberry, by W. F. Ewart,
e Probate Judge.
! Whereas, Press Nance hath made
[suit to me to grant him Letters of
j Administration of the estate and efifects
of William Nance, deceased. s
i These are, therefore, to cite and
.! admonish all and singular the Kinejdred
and Creditors of the said Wil?'liam
Nance, deceased, that they be
f and_appear ibefore me, in the Court
[_ of Probate, to be held at Newberry,
S. C., on Monday, 17th day of July,
next, after publication hereof, at
ill o'clock in the forenoon, to show
I cause, if any they have, why the said *
i Administration should not be granted.
Given under my hand this 26th day
| of June, Anno Domini 1922.
8 W. F. EWART,
P. J. N. C.