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THE ExCELSIOt Pmia .va ,
pandSOme Silver Service Presented t
Retiring President-Blection of
The E xcelsior Fire Company on las
Wednesday night very handsomel
showed its appreciation of the servicei
of retiring President J. W. Earhardt
Mr. Earhardt has served as presideni
of the company for the past seven of
eight years, and has filled the positior
acceptably and with ability. On ac
count of his election to the mayorality
of this city some weeks ago, on Wednes
day night he retired from active con
nection with the company. Immediately
after the election of his successor and
other officers he was presented with
an elegant silver service. The service
is the one offered by Mayor Klettner
for the best decorations during the
firemen's.tournament held here during
the summer of last year, and at that
time won by the Excelsiors.
The gift came on the night of Christ
mas eve, and made a beautiful and ap
propriate Christmas present. It was a
compliment well deserved and grace
NEWLY ELECTED OFFICERS.
The election of officers of the compa
ny for the ensuing year resulted as
Chief-E. H. Leslie.
First Assistant Chief-J. W. White.
Second Assistant Chief-C. C. Stuart.
President-W. S. Mann.
Vice-President-L. C. Pitts.
Secretary-H. B. Wells.
Treasurer-F. J. Russell.
Captain Hose Wagon-T. O. Stuart.
Chaplain-Rev. G. A. Wright.
Surgeon-Dr. W. G. Houseal.
Attorney-I. 1H. Hunt.
THE SERVICE PRESENTED.
Upon motion, immediately after the
election of officers, the silver service
above referred to was unanimousiy
voted to President Earhardt.
Mr. G. M. Kinard, on behalf of the
company, spoke as follows:
Gentlemen of the Excelsior Fire Com
pany: Mr. Earhardt has served as
president of the Excelsior Fire Com
pany for a number of years, and has
given us good and efficient service. He
has recently been elected mayor of the
town, and retires from the presidency
of this company. I think it is an honor
for the company to present to him this
set. Not only has he stayed by us in
tournaments and in fires all the way
through, but he has proven one of the
best members this company has ever
had. In fact, I can recall no word by
which could be expressed our apprecia
tion of his-services.
President Earhardt responded as fol
PRESIDENT -EARHARDT'S REsPONSE.
Gentlemen: I am sorry that I am
-unable tonight to find words to thank
you and to express my appreciation of
this kindness at your hands. I shall
take this honie with me, and so long as
I live, keep it as a token to remind me
of the happiest days of my life. For
it certainly has been a pleasure to me
to be a member of the Excelsior Fire
Company; to go with them through
their trials.and to be with them in their
failures and in their victories-and their
victories have been many. They have
gone away from home and often have
brought back the laurels. But whether
they have won or whether they have
lost, they have never failed to gain the
best wishes of the people where they
went, and they will be welcome visitors
to those cities again.
I am sorry circumstances have made
it necessary for me to draw out of the
company-I won't say that, for I ex
pet to be with you in heart all my
life, and yon. can count on me always
as a true and tried friend of the Excel
sior Fire Company. I want to thank
you for the hearty co-operation you
have given me during my term of ser
vice. And I want also to congratulate
you upon it. During the seven or eight
years I have been your president I have
not had a command disobeyed; I have
been treated with perfect respect; in
fact, more than I deserved. And I
thank you tonight from the bottom of
my heart. Whenever you need any as
sistance it is within my power to give,
never fail to call upon me.
December 24th, by Rev. D) P. Boyd,
Vt: W. i. Lathrop, of this county to
Miss Lula Perry, of Saluda county.
December 25th, by Rev. D. P. Boyd.
at the Methodist Circuit parsonage, Mr.
John Glymph to Miss Bessie Stone, all
of West End.
December 25th, Mr. John W. Grad
dick to Miss M. Elizabeth Stone, of
West End, Rev. D. P. Boyd officiating.
December 28th, by Rev. D. P. Boyd,
Mr. A. L. Metts to Miss Julia Domi
nick, of this city.
By Rev. D. P. Boyd, December 28th,
Mr. Arthur F. Dominick to Miss Nettle
'C. Bopknight, of West End.
At the residence of Rev. W. K. Sligh,
on Sunday, December 28th, Mr. Cald
well Ruff and Miss Pauline Minonee
Nance, Rev. Mr. Sligh officiating.
Have You a Critical Bye.
Things made of "Clifton" flour pre
sent an appearance tuat will charnm
your criticaf eye and at the same time
you will have the satisfaction of know
ing that in this flour none of the help
fui strengthening elements of the wheal
have been lost. Try this flour and bi
convinced. Sold in Nlewberry by Hays
& McCarty, E. R. Hipp and L. W
Akm your inisterabout "Fewer ga
loss w~as logerl
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT,
Prof. Ed. Werts, of Memphis, Tenn.
was in the city yesterday.
Miss Copeland, of Clinton, is visitini
her sister, Mrs. D. W. West.
The election of subordinate officer
will be held by city council tonight.
Mr. Ben Hawkins, of Colnmbia, hai
been spending a few days in Newberry
Miss Blanche Kiser, of Leesville, if
visiting Miss Mattie Adams, in the city
Miss Annie Lee Spence, of Columbia
is visiting friends and relatives in the
Mr. Jacob Earhardt, of Columbia, is
visiting his brother, Mayor J. W. Ear
The public installation of officers of
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. M., was
held on Friday night.
Miss Clara Cook, of Camden, is
spending the Christmas holidays with
her mother, Mrs. C. M. Cook.
Miss Marigene Caine, of Laurens,
came down last week to spend Christ
mas with Miss Bessie Simmons.
Misses Millie Simmons and Margue
rite and Carolyn Cromer are visiting
relatives and friends in Greenwood.
Misses Lucy and Hattie Hughey, of
West End, returned Sunday from a
visit to friends and relatives at Peak.
Mr. W. C. Bynum, principal of the
Georgetown graded schools, came up
Christmas day to spend the holidays at
Misses Cecilia Cohen and Sadie
Schwartzberg, of Asheville, are visit
ing the family of their uncle, Mr. Jo
EXCITEMENT AT WHITMIRE.
Mr. Luther Darby, an operative in the
Glenn-Lowry Mill, Shot and Wound
ed by a Negro.
A good deal of excitement was creat
ed in the town of Whitmire on Wednes
day night last by the attempt on the
part of one of the negroes of that place
to kill Mr. Luther Darby, an operative
in the Glenn-Lowry cotton mill.
About 7.30 o'clock Darby, and a friend,
Mr. Tillman Cole, also an operative in
the cotton mill, were walking along the
street when they met Munce Rice, a
negro who has gained for himself some
what of an unsavory reputation among
the Whitmire people. Rice refused to
give the street and hot words ensued.
Thereupon the negro pulled his pistol, a
45 callibre Colt's, and fired at Darby
five times, one of the balls entering the
left arm, penetrating the left side, and
lodging in the back.
Cole drew his pocket knife, and used
it with good effect upon Rice, cutting
him in the neck and in other parts of the
body. Rice fled to his home and bnfore
the alarm could be given had made
preparations for leaving and had skipped
the town. There was a great pool of
blood in the room where he changed
his clothes, and he could be tracked
several miles by large drops of blood.
About five miles from Whitmire he
stopped at the home of Dr. Setzler,
where his wounds were dressed. In
this condition he made good his escap)e.
Rice is generally known as a "bad
negro" and has been in the habit of
arrogating to himself the right to do as
he pleased, regardless of the law and
its officers. Iminediately after the
news of the shooting had become gen
erally known on Wednesday night, the
whole community was aroused and
started in hot pursuit. Sheriff Buford
was telegraphed for, but was not
reached until next day. When he
reached Whitmire no trace of the fug
iiive could be found.
Mr. Darby's wounds will not prove
The Bachelor Maids.
The Bachelor Maids will meet with
Mrs. Dominick this afternoon at four
o'clock. Miss Azile Pool, Sec'y.
Miss Helen Mower, Pres.
Dinner During the Carnival.
The ladies of the Methodist church
will serve dinner in the court house in
the offices of Supervisor Schumpert
and Superintendent of Education Werts,
each day during the Carnival between
12 and 3 o'clock. The price for dinner
will' be 25 cents.
Miss Louise Frances Chapman and Mr.
George H. Swygert, of Washington,
were married at the home of Mr. Geo.
S. Swygert, at Selwood, S. C., on
Thursday, the twenty-fifth. IMiss Chap
man is a graduate of Newberry College,
and has many friends in the city who
wish for her much happiness.
Death of A. M. Rteeder.
Mr. A. M. Reeder died at his home
in No. 5 Township at 12 o'clock on the
25th inst. Mr. Reeder at the time of his
death was one of the oldest citizens of
Newberry county, being in his 88th
year. He was an uncle of Mr. J. WN.
Reeder, of this city. He leaves one
daughter, Mrs. M. P. Whitmire, ol
IGreenville, and five grandchildren.
Fine Enough For Wedding Cake.
Or any other cake-and still the bes
flour for bread, biscuit and everythinj
else. That's what "Clifton" flour is
and all round flour that will never dis
appoint you no matter what you use
for. Buy it and try it. Sold in New
berry by E. R. Hipp, L. W. Cosby an
,Hays & McCarty.
* Yyoung man or young woma
2.wowould like to have a conv<
nient pocket Aluminum Calendar
House Calendar for 1903, write to Ma
feat's Business College, C5olumbia, S. C
- and you will receive one by return mal
free of charge. itaw 4t.
It Is Here in All Its Glory-The Street At
tractions -Mayor Says No Objettiona
The Layton Carnival company arrived
in Newberry early yesterday morning
The greater part of yesterday wa
spent in the erection of tents and it
making preparations for the week'i
The company carries three free streel
attractions and nine shows. Most o
the shows are on the public square and
the squealers have already begun theit
work. The free attractions include a
high wire performance, a single trapeze
act, and Miss Clark in her areial per
Following is a list of the shows:
Eruption of Mt. Pelee.
Marguerite, the statue turning to
Pearl, the fat girl.
The Girl From Up There.
The Children's Circus.
NO OBJECTIONABLE FEATURES.
There have been a number of pro
tests against the Carnival on account of
various rumors which have been circu
lated that the Carnival company car
ries with it a number of objectionable
features. This matter was brought to
the attention of Mayor J. W. Earhardt
Mayor Earhardt said:
"There will be no immoral features
if it is within my power to prevent. I
feel that I would not be true to the
trust which the people of Newberry
have reposed in me, did I not use every
effort I can command to keep out of
the city of Newberry any objectiona
ble show, whether it be connected with
the Layton Carnival company, or with
any other company. In this matter, I
shall simply do my duty by enforcing
the city's ordinances."
This promise on the part of Mayor
Earhardt is sufficient to insure clean,
moral shows, or none at all.
The Carnival is under the manage
ment of Mr. W. S. Layton, who is a
native of Florence. Mr. Bert Hoss,
promoter and general agent, who con
tracted with the Knights of Pythias, is
here with the show. He says that he
is going to comply with his contract to
the letter aud is going to give a good
The vote for the Queen of the Carni
val is given below. The indications are
that a large vote will be cast between
now and the time for the closing of the
contest. The vote yesterday afternoon
stood as follows:
Miss Maud Langford .................... 2
Miss Bessie Gilder.......................... 1
Miss Nancy Pool........................... 3
Miss Lillian Jamieson.............. 6
Miss Mattie Wedaman................. 2
Miss Myrtie Schumpert.................. 2
Miss Maud Fant . ...............56
Miss Thyra Schumpert ........ ....10
Miss Doll Yarborough, Dennys ...1
Miss Martha Plunket, Dennys.... 1
Stock of Goods Belonginig to Daniel
& Williams Almost Completely
Sunday morning about 4.30 o'clock
the store house on Main street occupied
by Daniel and Williams, doing a gro
cery and market business, was discov
ered to be on fire. While the building
was not totally destroyed by the fire,
it was probably rendered unfit for any
The stock of groceries belonging to
Daniel and Williams was almost com
pletely ruined. Their loss is variously
estimated at from $2,000 to $2,500.
Insurance was carried in the North,
bridge and Mercantile, and the Phoenix
Insurance companies, represented by
Mr. John Scott, as follows: $1,300 on
stock of merchandise; $450 on soda
fountain and apparatus; $200 on re
The building, which belonged to Hon.
Geo. S. Mower, was a wooden struct
ovre and was not of great value.
The origin of the fire is not definitely
known, though it is thought that it was
most probably caused by a defective
The fire companies responded prompt
ly. But for their effective work th4
fire would have spread rapidly, and n<
doubt several other buildings wouk4
have been burned.
Ask your grocer about "Fewer gal
1lons; wears aonger."
THE OLD RELUA LE
A solutely Pure
IS NO SUBSTITUTE
DAYS OF CHRIS
'You Winding up the Year with great
YOU will save time and money no)
mas when you want goods and :
here are the goods, and here at
Men's Suits $3.90-sold by others at ;5.50.
Men's Suits $5.40-good value at $7.50.
Men's Suits $8.90-worth every cent of $12.50.
Our Line of $16.50 Suits, the best
ever offered for the price to go in
this sale for only -- - 4
Overcoats going in this sale at bargains prices.
Get your Overcoats Now.
Extra Pants at prices that are Eye-openers.
To be closed out at half price-K
Children's Clothing inthe Holiday Sale.
Knee suits at 69c; good value at $1 .00 Our
$1 .00, $1.50, $2.00 and $3.00 suits cheaper
than the cloth would cost you.
PRICE REDUCTION ON NEW LINE OF YOUTHS' SUITS.
A fine showing of suits from $7.00 to $10.00.
Cost you $10.00 to $12.50 at the regular price.
We can suit you in Suits and we can suit you
in price-every man, youth and boy in the coun
ty come and get . uits at Onslaught Prices.
The most popular place for Hats! We are
doing the biggest business in Hats ever known
by the oldest inhabitant. It is all because we
are selling the best grade of hats for less money
than anybody else has ever done in this town.
Hats worth $1.25 to $1.50 going in 90c
this sale for - - -
Record Breaking Season in Selling Shoes.
Nothing Like It in the History of Our Business. The
High Qualities and the Low Prices Explain It All.
High-cut Brogans only 75c, same quality
sold by others at $1.00. Our regular $1 .25
grade going at $1.00. Keeps competitors
g uessing how we do it. Men's dress shoes at
UO to Date in Gents' Furnishing-s, Te B
the minority when you buy your Furnishing Go<
0P DS 40 Inch wide Sea Is
ST Ar E 00Homespun 4c.-oth
" worth every bit of 6
Sheeting 5c. Jeans Pants at 59c.-a specialty for we. Ing qui
The march is for this Big Store where the Gre
Every hour is making the fact wider known. V
are here, and they are yours at Christmas Barg
In everything for the Holi
NOTICE OF_ELECTIONHel etalieMe4
4i' OT C G nEc VI''ToNwior ialt
-a . O lok>.ee e 30th, 1902,
Clerk and Treasurer at a salary ofIaLc redMlk re,
C$ty Atroney at a salary of $100 perCp rd,yerad
annum. KmmlSe y~Bed
Chief of Police at a salary of $50 perBo~nlion ra
FourPolcemn a a slar of$3 TheI Nla rry aOrdaeItL Fofnt~ h iL
One sreetOverser a a saaryThe$y haveI al t k indsb elof e irad -
our Pplicexept at aaof $ e ,argesNo asotmnto8.sh a
li hter and Janitor, andl handed to t e
o'clock on the evenlinCof ciDecem ea8
29th, 1902. For any f~ uther informa- .sM yr& on
tion apl to the Clerk and Treasurer. ILLT D)YE FOR YOU. YOU WILT
By Or W.o 1E A RIHA RDT, you to let us (lyethat old sut or py
W. S. LANGFOR(D, ay. guarant e to bepfr cas . AThousand
D C . &2 T, 9I2.(. N - of satisfied custonmers will tel yo sol
--. - only ; we are l)la mng for the future toc
The Riser Millinery Co. )a nd"westa ra uth of our ta
will have some p)reI y new ribblons XTOUR NEIGHBORS KNOW YO1
for boliday t radoe, and( t bey are I can learn that the Newberi
loir n o t e try hat an di feat her in Sta m un dary will g v yo u satisa l
Offerings in Everything to Wear.
w, and there is no time like Christ
)rices right. Here is the place,
e the prices as you want them.
BOYS' KNEE SUITS CUT BELOW COST
The Sizes are 12 to 17.
$3.50 suits for $2.50. I $4.50 suits for $3.25.
$5.50 suits for $3.50. I $6.50 suits for $4.50.
Such a slaughter of Boys' Suits, sizes 12 to 17, has never been
SEEN IN THIS TOWN.
)O Suits on the bargain counter.
Complete Line of High Grade Shoes.
Lilly Brackett and Burt& Packard "Korrect"
shape for men. Ziegler Bros. and Queen Qual
ity for women. These lines are not excelled
by any and are superior to many. Neither
brains nor money can produce anything more
exquisite in style or finish,
All Grades of Shoes Froml the Cheapest to the Best.
Job Lot of Ladies Shoes in Lace and Button
going now at only 75c. the pair-worth fully
$1.25 to $1.50.
TH E NEWEST Styles in Hats are
jus infrom one of
the best manufacturers in the country. Noth
ing in the lot that would not he great values at
$1 .75 to $2.25, but we bought them at such an
advantage as to close them out quick-Good
Hats at the small price of $1.45 and $1.69.
Men's Fine Shoes In the Holiday Sale.
A lot of the Celebrated 1,i1>
Srackett shoes to be closi - On the Bargain Counter.
$5.50 shoes for $3.50 $4.50 shoes for $3.25
3.50 shoes for 2.50 Take your choice of the lot
This is a closing out sale of a lot of the Good
Shoes. It is a well known fact that there are
no better shoes made than the Lilly Brackett.
Come early before your size is gone.
gest and Best Stock of Shirts, Underwear, Hos
c., at Cheaper Prices Than Ever. You are in
)ds anywhere except at JA MIESON'S.
land, the heaviest and smoothest, only 6c. a yard. Good Check
ers sell it at 5c. Great values in Checked Homespun at 5c.,
.Good Prints going at 3 1-2c. Best Prints 5c. Best 4-4
.lty. We are selling these goods for loss now than the cost of
at Christmas Sale is the wonder of the holidays
/e can't enter into all the details but the goods
days and all the year to
wanted. Quick Relief
We wvould like to ask, t h roug h in he TUO
cumsof your papetr, ;if thtere is :my U H VI l R
tesnwho has used (reen 's Augus't
- lower for the curec of' Inidigest in,
I)ys u < r is ai lleing made from carefully se
results, such as sour stomach, fermnen- lwii f fns nlt
tation of food, habitual cost iveness,
nervous dyspepsia, he(wa'nho, despon- it a opoue,hnldwt
(lent feechngs, sleep)lessneQss -in I act, ~ en at,naksi otyo h
any troub)le connected wvit h the stomt
ac h or liver? This medicine hats been rt~Ibti a e~vd t~ e
sold1 for manyiyears in all civiP'.ed coun)- 'iiio toh reojii-d a tehe.
tries, andl we wish to correspond with
you andl sendl you one of our books( f'ree () li.Y JP vr pod ed
Flower, try a 2> cnt 1)00I firs. We
have never known of its failing. If so, tefloigrsls
something more serious is the matter
with you. The 25 cent size has 1ust.tcueinso
been introdlucedl this year. R eg'ular e'tm n
size 75 cents. A t all druggist s. .t a t e
(G. 13. GR guN, Woo'bury, N. .I nw eey
_ris ha_t a2rcnvd. It is e.st
iing tohaeni ay therst
PE(nd has hoeuAthorongblyItestedmwiyh
4 nght I ave ' e k' Ia ' o 3rd. It curs tin shrer
~ ~ ~ er packaes than nyot
propernd. It is more last
fortebs O j I", te first cla ssCoughSyrups
Jy CrystaiIe"ienMe, thatwi ie n i sell fr25c.
a trial and be co#ivincer) Stie on
ypricetoall. GU A NIh18 .Moun' fr.nr Qtnra