CITY OF NEWBERRY.
LABORS OF GOD-FEARING MEN CROWN
ED WITH SUCCESS.
Historical Sketch of the Growth of Method.
ist in Newberry Since the Organiza
tion of the First Soctety in 1787.
Perhaps the early history of
no other church in Newberry ha
been preserved with so little degree
of accuracy as that of the Method
ist Church. The reason may be
found in the fact that in the early
days of this country's history there
never was at any time in this coun
ty a concentrated or.compact move
ment looking towards the establish
ment of Methodism. The Methodist
Church of today owes its strengtb
to the labors of itinerant preachers,
who in the closing days of the 18th
century apd far into the i9th, rode
from place to place, preaching
the gospel and establishing small
churches as they went. The great
majority of these preachers - these
"men of God"-were each yea!
given a different territory This,
added to the fact that most of the
churches which they established
were organized in private houses
and had oft-times no distinct organ
ization at all, has left the early his
tory of the Methodist church in this
county very much in doubt, and
accurate information is hard to ob
It is known that the first Meth
odist society in Newberry had its
existence at least a year before the
organization of the town in 1785.
About this time the Broad Rivei
Circuit, extending from Dutch Fork
to Pacolet, in Spartanburg District,
was formed. This circuit did not
include all Newberry District. It
1794 Bush River Circuit was formed
and most of the churches in New
berry District, except the chtar4ies
on Enoree River, which wer~e it
Enoree Circuit, were included it
this Bush River Circuit. Here they
continued until [820, when New
berry Circuit was organized, in
cluding all Newberry County, ex
cept Ebenezer, near Maybinton,
and Mt. Tabor, also a number of
churches in Laurenis county.
PASTORS OF NEWBJIRRY CiacUIT.
Coleman Carlisle was the fi'si
preacher of New berry Circvit, be
ing in charge during the yeafr2o.
He was a grandfather of Dr. R. C.
Carlisle and M. A. Carlisle, Esq.,
now of this couity. His body now
rests in Salem graveyarctin.Laurens
County. Following Rev. Colemar
Carlisle the preachers of Newberry
Circuit down to [854, the time
when Newberry was set off as a
station, and the details of their ser
vice, are asrfollows: x821, James
Mullinix and Daniel Riley; [822,
Henry Bass and M. M9Pherson;
[823, Robert Adams; 1824-4,Jtel1
Holmes; [826, to1,esupieW; Wi/,
Barnett Smith; 1828, Samuel Dun
woody; [829-30, David Derrick;
1831-2, John Watts; 1833, John
Compton; 1834, Jacob O4ier; 18;51
H. W. Ledbetter and W. C. Fer
rill; 1835-7, Frederick Rush; 1838-9,
David Derrick, and in 1839 als(
John Tarrant; 1840 i, Qeo. fW
Moore and John Tiarrant; 1863,
J. H. Zimmerman and D. Byrd;
1844, Samuel Duriwoody and L M.
Little; (845, Samuel Dunwoody and
A. B. McGilvary;'1846-7, Ira L.
Potter and W, A. Conner; [848, C.
A. Crowell and S. H Brown; 1849,
W. A. McSwain and J. J. Harris;
1850, P. G. Bowman and S. H.
Dunwoody; 1851, J. H. Zimnmer
man and Jas. WV. Bouchelle; 1852,
C. Murchison and E. J. Penning
ton; 1853, C. Murchison and WV.
E Boon; 1854, C. H. Walker and
A. B. McGilvary.
In 1854 Newberry was set off as
a station. The pastors from this
time, 1854, down to the present,
and the dates of their service, have
been as follows; 1854, Jno R. Pick
ett; 1855-6, W. A. McSwain;1857-8,
A W. Walker; 1859-60, M. A.
McKibbin; 1861-2, Bond English;
[863, Thos. J. Clyde; 1864. J. E
Watson; 1865-6, J. WV. Humbert;
1867-8, WV. S. Black; 1869-70, 0.
A. Darby; 187'6-2. J. A Mood;
1873-74, M. Brown:; 1875, R- P.
Franks; 1876-7, C. H. Pritchard;
[878, A. M. Chreitzberg; 1879-81,
J. B. Campbell; 1882-3, R. D.
Smart; 1884-5, J. A. Clifton; 1886,
H. F. Chreitzberg: 887-8, J. L.
Stoes 18-9n. WV. S. Wightman:
1891-3, W. W. Daniel ;1894-5, A J. 1
Stokes; 1896 7. C. W. Creighton ;
1898 1902, W. I. Herbert
THE METHODIST CHURCH.
The ethodist Church in the
town of Newberry was organized
and the old building, which has
been torn down within the past
few months, built in 1833 The
organization of the church, it is
said, was the result of a great re
vival in Newberry about the year
1831. This revival was a union
meeting conducted by Baptists and
Methodists, and soon after were
built the Baptist and Methodist
churches, the Baptist in ,1832 and
the Methodist in 1833, just forty
e,ght years after, the establishment
UNCLE MARK BOYD,
Who Served the Church for Sixty Years
Three Sons to the South Carolina Coi
of the town. It will be seen that
the town had, been in existence
forty-seven years when the first
church building within its bounds
About 1873 the old Methodist
church building was considerably
improved, and remained the home
Iof the Methodist congregation until
quite recently. A number of move
ments looking towards the erection
of a new building were put in mo
tion, and in 1892 a subscription for
a brick building to cost $8,ooo was
rais,:d. But it was not until the
iticumbency of' the present pastor,'
Rev. W. I. Herbert, that the move
ment was crowned with success.
ELast year the present handsome
and modern brick and granite struct
ure, one of the handsomest church
buildings in the State, the pride of
Newberry and of Methodism in
South Carolina, was completed.
The architect is Mr. Hunt, of
Chattanooga, Tenn., the contractor,
Mr. C. C. Davis, of the city. The
total cost of the building was
While the building was com
pleted in 1901 it was not until last,
wveek that the lights were installed,
and the first evening service was*
held on last Sunday night. This
service was the occasion of Rev.
Mr. Herbert's last sermon as pastor.
While this handsome edifice is a
result of the labors of all the pastors'
wvho have- served the Methodist
congregation in Newberry, each
having worked towards such an
end, too much credit can not be
given the retiring pastor, Rev. WV.
I. Herbert, during whose term of
service, and through whose untir
ing labors, the movement was crys
talized and consu mmated.
KNIGHTS OF HONOR.
Officers Elected for the Ensuing Year
The Order in a Flourishing Con
Tuesday afternoon a meetirg
of the Knights of Honor was held
and the annual election for officers
for the ensuing year held, which
resulted as followvs:
Dictator-WN. H. Wallace.
Assistant-Dictator-T. C. Pool.
Reporter-J. H. M. Kinard.
Financial Reporter--S P. Boozer.
Treasurer-L M. Speers.
Chaplain-Rev. E. P. McClin
Guide--D. M. Ward.
Inside Guard-Joseph Mann.
Outside Guard-R. C. Williamns.
ITrustees--G. B. Cromer, G. S.
Mower, and M. A. Carlisle.
The Knights of Honor is now in
.a flourishing condition, and under
the new schedule of assessments
has a larger surplus for the pay
ment of death claims than ever in
I Some Fine Hogs.
Mr. E. Lee Hayes wvas in the.
city yesterday and reported the1
fact that on last Friday he butch
ered two hogs. or one hog and a C<
pig, which he raised. The hog
weighed 50o pounds, and the pig,
which was eight .months old,
weighed 250 pounds. These are
hard to beat.
DR. W. E. PELHAM CHOSEN AS WOR
SHIPFUL MASTER OF AMITY LODGE.
Public Installation of Officers to Take
Place in Masonic Hall on the Eve
ning of the 26th instant.
The annual election for officers
of Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. M.,
for the ensuing year was held in
Masonic Hall Monday evening.
The meeting was largely at
tended. Several prominent minis
ters, members of the South Caro
lina Conference, were present, and
had words of wisdom to impart for
the good of the order.
The election of officers was gone
into and resulted as follows
W. M.-W. E. Pelham.
S. W.-Geo. S. Mower.
J. W.-I. H. Hunt.
Treas -L M. Speers.
Sec.-J. H. M. Kinard.
The senior and junior deacons,
stewards and tyler have not yet
The installation of offcers will
take place in Masonic Hall on the
evening of the 26th instant, and
will be public.
The year closing, under the
worthy guidance of the retiring
master, Mr. Otto Klettner, has
been one of the most successful in
the history of Amity Lodge. His
efforts have been untiring, and he
has accomplished much for the
good of Masonry in this city. He~
is one of the brightest Masons in
the South and has few equals in
It Ends in a Tragedy. Wanted Their Se&
[The State. j
Nicholls, S. C., Nov. 24.-A trag
edy occurred here this afternoon as a
result of which Doston H. Sarvis, a
telegraphy student, lies dead aad
Miss Josephine Burns, a popular
young lady of this town is seriously
It seems that Sarvis and Miss
Brns weue secretly married on Sept.
22 and lately the girl has begged
REV. JNO. L. RAY.
Sarvis to acknowledge her as his
wife. He refused and threatened to
shoot her if she divulged it. She
went to bim this afternoon and de
manded that he go to her people and
*l1 theni of the marriage, as it must
uow be knowni.
She said she had told her parents
and they would publish it if lie did
20t. Upon this Sarvis shot her, the
nllet entering the center of the fore
ead, ranging up and passing
brough the scalp. As she fell SarI
s turned the pistoL on himself and
ent a bullet under hia ear and
bhrough the base of the brain. His
leath was instantaneous
Both Sarvis arnd the girl who t
laims to be bis wife are well known
nd the terrible tragedy is greatly
leplred by the~ community. Sarvis
a from Loris, Horry county. He
~'as about 22 years old. 8
THE CARNIVAL CO ING.
A WEEK OF FUN AHEAD FOR NEWBER
Will be Held the Week Beginning Decem
ber 29th, Under Auspices of the Local
Lodge Knights of Pythias. h(
The Layton Carnival Company, is
under the auspices of the local D
lodge Knights of Pythias, will give O
a street carnival in this city from af
December 29th to January 3d. This ec
company has conducted successful th
carnivals in several cities in the ar
State recently, and Newberrians
hope to make this the most success
ful of them all.
A queen will be selected from
t~ a l
REV. T. GRIGSBY HERBERT.
among the young ladies of this city
and count y, and will be crowned at
the close of the occasion, which will
close with a grand carnival ball,
which it is thought will be held in
the city opera house, if suitable ar- F
rangements can he made.
In a few days a meeting will beOCr
held, committ p Ch
RE.V. W.RI. HERBERT.
amnChch-oueng iof his ity
andcouty,and wilork. oweda
thev.oso Wate ocsion wHichrt wiho
closenwth pas goran yearnival ball,
whuch,i sthh will sonbae ihed hin
thedity Coferenc hoe ifemibei ar-F
anda fev. days. eetin will be -
siged aomtefeld apoine landr.C
maersfu inhsworsinu this cary.val
will beurin hisotero saevc.ta
th handsoe ahrch buvdnt orNw
bery andeol, if prpel advetiwor
large ofwot tha his te daily. pas
trinho hastovr Ofsered ethoistn
Mr. le sa Herbert, pi who
Chuch,4. l soongra ve ised hofor
Colleg in ne,1885, nd hedth
tetodist Conference ebri al
lowed to a served one ogelon
forars: oity Missin, foupyaran
burg 1886; Cr.hbewillation, -887
sens Sation, field4; Flaor.eSa
Mr. Herbert hasbom mostnanc
sndpoint s labr ints city. all
wrh as rin histileo srviconeda
the handsoms acprchae builgi
it esoswseetdat a cost of $,0;i lrneh
tosueoe andaitg a ae stand
thy ofrc noetwhat ei he only done
inr Nwobeer isee thisllkown
MHerr was ierJn Apri 6,89,
the MethoistaCnrnce .Fumn, De
Gremervflle. same yealr.nSince
thattised ths union--Fraes ollwi
ches Tya Caiso, Spartan
brgc, JamesFueran, SAtin,i Eiz
ibet Uno Saratin Margaret. ur
nsayo, 8esicer Flrernof the
tongregation, wcfry tetpast
uslyandit so well a rmalI
in oiurnse aParoag as bil
Itsusteedi ayi a lotoarge tana
inewbroerry towell arbeown o.
He asomred unebce 6 bey,
reenviller. Si chlrn av
blese think union-Fraes ar
doeiand Thoms Caiklep sHarret
abt apnd Saat.rart
That odilroer uaoisheme
his rihehsto blesng herever heo
may o, stericrepaero.h
Consraid ihfr the buyltlebobak.
e amproce thel sugnin blownrstby
The poorer a man is the wore
logs he has to keep the wolf from
s door. r
Consider the busy little bootblack.
le improves the shining hours l)y
bining ours NE
We wish to extend
.arty greeting to Min
ters, Laymen, and
elegates who are now
ithering in our city,
id in doing so, invitE
ich and every one 01
em to call and ex
nine our stock of
iat we are now open
g, consisting of al
id an endless variety
[a our RESTAURANT we *rvi
i with lneoin- Norf,>!k 0pte-rs it
y styI l...
%ll re cordially ,iv. l to giv
S. B. Jones,
Raalqn:rrrs f r Go.-d Thirg .
a Housekeepers !
From now until af;Hr Xmua
you will bN looking for all kit.d
of d4licacies a-id snbstKUtials f
your table, and we wish to cal
your attention to our well sa
lected and full stock of sncl
-1, 2 and 5lbq
ruit CoSead y forh
nberries, Cele.rv, Saratoga
ipt,, Extracts, Spice.,, RaihiLtr
ll kinds Green arnd Drited Frnit
onnd Meats, Fish anrd Vegetal l.e
knd in yonr orders or rin'g u
SFrom inr wp
i well. Yours truly,
ON FER ENCE
AND HAIR TONIC,
es Dandruff, Stops Falling
i Hair, Cleanses the Scalp,
Promotes a Good Growth
rice 590. Bot tle.
WBERRY. - S.C.
W OUR K
DONE AT THE
while in the city.
Work brought in
3 before 9 o'clock
,will be delivered
We would be pleased
to have you call and
ase our work.
To buy your
Etc. at Lowest
Forks, Etc., Etc.
and Forks, Ham
Sets; Butcher ,
Guns, Shells, Shot, Po.wder.
Caps, Wads, Etc. '
Brass and Iron Shovel and
Tongs, Brass and,Iron
Hatchets, Saws and Full
Line of General Hardware,
Etc., Etc., Etc..
The S. W. Paint, the best
that is sold on this market
will go further, last longer
than any other brand. Its
fame has gone broad cast
and all users know it is
lTo meet your friends at our
store, It's conveniently located.
We'll try to make it agreeable
for you. We won't expect you
to buy. But while you're here
you may see something you
want. WVill be glad to supply
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