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The Movements of Many People,
Newberrians and Those Who
Mr James. C. Duncan is in Colum
bia on a visit.
Major Robert H. Welch spent Fri
day in Newberry.
Mr. Joseph E. Norwood spent Sun
day in Columbia.
Mr. Henry L. Parr went to Fairfield
on business yesterday.
Miss Sara Scott. oi Whitmire. is
visiting Miss Nena Cromer.
Mr. F. L. Feagle. of Greenville.
spent Sunday in Newberry.
Prof. S. J. Derrick spent Saturday
in Columbia on business.
Mr. Otwey. Salter was in Athens.
Ga., recently on business.
Editor Clarence L. Browne. of the
Barnwell Sentinel. was in Newberry
Mr. John Scott is in Chicago at
tending the rt-publican national con
Mr. Walter Tiedeman. of Charles
ton, spent Friday in Newberry with
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Connelly. of
Ninety Six. are visiting at Mr. S. G.
The Rev. N. N. Burton filled the
Rev. Mr. Bussey's pulpit. in Pelzer,
Mrs. J. W. Davis is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. J. Roland Lyles. in
Mr. Robert P. Fair returned to At
lanta on Sunday after spending sev
eral days in Newberry.
Miss Maud Fant went to Columbia
yesterday to spend several days with
Mrs. R. H. Welch.
Miss Fronde Kennedy. who has
been visiting Miss Lucy Speers. re
turned yesterday to her home at Clin
Mrs. Charles Manigault. of Colum
bia. spent several days in the city last
week, the guest of the Misses Dom
The Rev. 0. T. Porcher. of Green
wood, was in Newberry on Tuesday.
Mr. J. A. Senn left on Saturday for
a visit to Darlington.
Miss Lillie Belle Hallman is at
home from Salisbury. N.C.. where she
holds the position of teacher of music
at the Neave Fchool.
Mr. John W. Robertson -has re
turned home from Atlanta. where he
has held a position with the Southern
Bell Telephone company.
General John Gary Watts. of Co
lumbia. spent Friday morning in,
Newberry and went to Kinards Fri
-day afternoon on a visit to relatives.
Col. Walter H. Hunt is in Spartan
~burg this week. where as special judge
-he is holding a term of court of gen
eral sessions for Spartanburg coun
Mr. Lee A. Singley. who has been
absent in Charleston and Orangeburg
for the past year. has returned to
the county and will be home for sev
Mss Lester Bloom, of Charlotte.
N. C. is visiting Mrs. J. J. Langford.
Mr. Johnstone Coppock has return-.
ed to Atlanta after spending several
days in the city. He holds a p ti
tion in Atlanta with the Southern Bell
Col. D. A. Dickert. who went to
Crosry Hill recently on account of
the death of his father, has been de
tained there on account of sickness.
Mr. Elmer Summer has returned
form Atlanta. where he has been at
tending the Georgia Tech.
Mr. J. Gu'y Daniels has returned
irom Charlotte. N. C.. where he has
been spendi.ng several days.
Miss Irving Wicker. who has been
visiting Mrs. John M. Kinard. re
turned yesterday to, her home at Rock
Col. 0. L. Schumpert. Mr. WV. B.
Franklin. Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Evans,
Miss Bessie Gilder. Miss Ellie Huiett
Miss Genevieve Evans. and Miss VTin-,
nie Mae Wilson returned home on
Saturday from the Confederate re
union in Nashville.
Mr. Young J. Boozer, son of Mr.
D. L. Boozer. Sr.. of Kinards. who
recently graduated at a business col
lege in Spartanburg with highest
honors of his class, has accepted a
lucrative position in Spartanburg
with the Lyons Manufacturing corn
pany, of that city.
VRIOUS XND~ALL ABOUT.
In a close and interesting game of
ball on the Clinton dliamond on Sat
..da .afternn Molinhon lost to.
Whitmire by i score .of 8 to 7.
The Rev. S. H. Zimmerman has
moved into the new Methodist par
THE SUMMER SCHOOL.
A Good Attendance At The Open
ing Sesson This Morn
The summer school for the teachers!
of Newberry co'unty opened in tne
Boundary street graded school build
ing yesterday morning. There were
about thirtv-fve teachers in atten
dance upon the opening session, and
this number will in all probability be
increased to nearly fifty durin the
four weeks of the term.
The day was spent in organizing and
getting ready for the work of the
County Sup;.rintendent of Educa
tion Eug.ene S. \\erts was present
and made a brief and appropriate ad
dre,- 1 the teachers. lie spoke of
the value of summer scho&l work and
of his hope that this would be the
most prosperous session in the history
of summer schools InI this county and
of practical benefit to those in atten
dance and of pleasure both to instruc
tors and pupils. Superintendent Werts
referred to Section tS of the regula
tions of the State Board of Education,
in regard to the renewal of teachers'
certificates. which provides that if a
teachers' institute or summer school
is held in the county. a first grade cer
tificate shall not be renewed unless
the holder attends the institute or
summer school. or shows to the State
Board of Education some satisfactory
reason for not doing so. He express
ed himself as greatly pleased with the
bright outlook for a prosperous ses
Prof. S. J. Derrick, who as princi
pal has the school in charge, stated
the following schedule for the work
of each day:
8 a. m.-Opening bell.
8.30-9.r3-History. taught by Miss
Kate Lou Neel.
9.1.-o-Grammar. taught by Miss
Kate Lou Neel.
to-it-Grammar. taught by Miss
1i.i5-12-Hughe's '\istakes in
Teaching. taught by Prof. S. J. Der
12-12-45--Arithmetic. taught by
Prof. S. J. Derrick.
McCaughrin Rebekah lodge No. 9.
at the regular meeting Saturday night
electe4 the following officers for the
Noble Grand"-Miss Carrie Street.
Vice Grand-Miss Mamie Miller.
Secretary-Mrs. Rena Kinard.
Treasurer-Miss Lucy Jones.
Past Grand-Miss Hattie Vaughn.
The appointive oflcers will be
chosen at the next meeting of the
Moved to Anderson.
The following is from the Ander
son Daily Mail Saturday:
Mr. H. E. Todd. who recently
bought out the sewing machine busi
ness of Mr. C. A. Reed. has moved
his family to the city from Newberry.
He will occupy the residence of Mr.
John. C. Osborne on Fant street and
Mr. Osborne will probably move to
his farm in the country and build a
new home there.
Mr. Todd is very much pleased
with Anderson and expects to make
this his home permanently. He has
been handling furniture. sewving ma
chines and musical instruments for
years and is thoroughly acquainted
with his business.
He will handle besides sewing ma
chines a full line of furniture and
house furnishings. He has already
bought over twvo car-loads of furni
ture and will continue to push the
seing machine business. At present
he will occupy the left hand room in
the Reed building, but September 1st
will move into the room now occu
pied by The Anderson Hardware
Picnic at Hartford.
There will be a school picnic at
Hartford on next Saturday, the 25th,
The public is cordially invited to at
Severe Hail Storm.
A severe hail storm and heavy
rains visited the Maybinton section
of the equnty last week. The crops
...r.. amaed to some extent.
NEGRO SHOOTING AFFRAY.
One Negro Kills Another Near Silver
Street-Due to Women's
H1-ward Stephens. colored. was
slht and mortally wounded on Sat
urday afternoon. in the public road
in front of the old John Peterson
place. near Silver Street. by John
Reeder. also colored. Stephens died
on Sunday morning. Reeder is now
The dead negro lived on Mr. Mad.
Pitts' place and Reeder on Mr. W. W.
The affair took place about sun
down Saturday afternoon. and was
the result. it appears. of some trou
ble between the women relatives of
the two men.
Coroner i.indsav held an inquest
Sun(ay miorning. Front the tes.ti
niyiiv br.ought nut it seemlls that
St .plhen ' daughter and Reedr'*s
slt,er arl imother and Steph ens were
an, t party who were returning
fr,m a meeting of a Woman's Aid co
cievy at Trinity (colored) church
when the women became involved in
a difneulty. Later Reeder appeared
on the scene and accused Stephens
of cursing his (Reeder's) mother.
Stephens denied it. when Reeder
shot at him tive times with a pistol.
three of the balls taking effect. The
testimony of the witnesses examined
by the coroner is that Stephens did
'ot ire at Reeder until after Reeder
had shot five times and began to
run, when Stephens shot at him with
a shot gun which he was carrying.
Reeder savs that Stephens shot first.
Valley Davenport. Stephens'
datghter. testified that she was
among the party returning on Sat
urdav afternoon from the Woman's
Aid society meeting and that Dinah
Davenport. a sister of John Reeder,
kept on 'after her. saying that she was
going to beat her. That they finally
come to blows. That Sing Reeder
slipped Dinah a knife. and that when
she 0Valley) came to the bridge she
called her sister to bring her a gun.
That her father told her to give the
gun to Jim Smith. which she did.
Thait then they went into George
Wilson's house, and that Jim Smith
gave the gun to John Longshore. and
that John Longshore gave it to
Dinah. That her father. Stephens,
took the gun away from Dinah, who
then cursed Stephens. Stephens told
Dinah that he was old enough to be
her father. 'About this time Clara
Reeder began to holler and went
home and called her son. John Reed
er. John Reeder came up with his
bands in his pockets. looking at the
ground. He stood in the road about
an hour waiting while the party were
in George Wilson's house. Then
Reeder asked Stephens why he had
cursed his (Reeder's) mother. Steph
ens said he had never cursed Reed
ers mother. that what he had said
was to Reeder's sister. Valley Daven
port. continuing, said she told Reeder
that her father had not cursed Reed
er's mother. Stephens said "John"
and by that time John Reeder had
shot him four times and shot by him
nce, in all five shots. Stephens sat
down on the side of the road and
shot in the air, said the witness.
George Wilson. colored, said he
eard the conversation between the
two men and then got out of sight.
Then he heard the pistol shots and
saw Reeder running. and then he saw
Stephens straighten and shoot at
Reeder. They had been at his house
getting a drink of water.
All the other witnesses corrobor
ated the testimony of these two.
The verdict of the .jury was that
Stephens came to his death from pis
tol shot wounds inflicted at the hands
of John Reeder.
Reeder gave notice of his desire to
sutrrender and was brought to town
n Sunday morning by Mr. W. W.
Spearman. on whose place he lived,
They were met on the road by Sher
iff Buford. who promptly left New
berry Sunday morning when he was
notifed of the affair.
World's Fair Rates.
The Southern Railway announces
the following low rates from New
berry to the World's Fair, St. Louis,
June-November. 1904. Beginning
April a5th tickets are on sale as fol
Season Excursion tickets,..-$37.15
Sixty-Day Excursion tickets, .. 31.00
Fifteen-Day Excursion tickets, 25.30
For full innformation as to schedul
es sleeper reservation, etc., apply to
S. H. McLean. Agent.
LUTHER HILL INJURED.
Fell From a Street Car in Washing
ton-Was Conductor On
.! r. \\. A. Hill. of this city. yes
terday received a telegram from
Washington announcing that his son.
Mr. M. Luther Hill. had been seriously
injured by falling off a street railway
car. Young Mr. Hill went to Wash
ington some months ago as one of
Congressman Wyatt Aiken's assistant
secretaries. and later received an ap
pointment as street railway conduc
tor in that city. In this capacity he
was running between Washington
and Chevy Chise. Md.. eight miles
distant from Washington. when he
fell off his car this morning. Mr. V.
A. Hill left for Washington on the
earlv afternoon train yesterday.
The first message received by Mr.
\\. A. Iill vesterdav was from
Mrs. F. T. Fling. of Chevy Chase. Md..
w!th whm ywhr n Mr. Hill was
oarding. The me-sage read:
-Martin fell from electric car. Ser
inu's hurt. At Gartleld hospital.
Doctors think you shotld coent im
"Mrs. E. J. Fling.
Chevy Chase. Md.!
Then a message was received from
Congressman Wyatt Aiken. at Abbe
ville. which read:
"Just received following: 'Hill fell
from car. Condition serious.' Have
wired parties in Vashington."
Mr. Hill before he went to Wash
ngton held the position of clerk in
Hill Will Recover.
(Special Herald and News.)
Washington. D. C.. June 20. 7. p. m.
-Hill's condition serious but will
Death of Mr. Earle Sondley.
Mr. Earle Sondley. a native of New
herry cointy. died in the hospital in
Columbia on Sunday. of typhoid.
iever. a.ed thirty-five years. Mr.
Sondley moved from this clunty to
Spartanburg during last year. His re
mains were buried at Mt. Bethel
Presbyterian church yesterday after
noon. the funeral services being con
ducted at 3.30 o'clock. Mr. Sondley
is survived by three brothers and one
sister. Messrs. W. H. Sondlely. Clif
ford Sondley. Alan Sondley. and Miss
Children's Day at Aveleigh.
Children's day was observed with
interesting exercises at Aveleigh
I Presbyterian church Sunday night.
The exercises consisted of songs, reci
I t'ations. responsive readings. etc.. and
an address by the superintendent of
the school. Dr. W. E. Pelham.
A vocal solo was beautifully r?nder
ed by Mrs. A. P. Johnstone, of Ander
The following special recitations
were by the members of the school:
"Little Lights"-Preston William
"His Lamps"-Miss Louise Jones.
"What Have We Done Today"
Miss Caroline Belcher.
"Waiting"-Miss Mabel William
"If 'We Were Chinese Children"
Misses Vera Belcher and Emma Rod
ger. and James Smith and Aubrey
Thc. were responsive readings and
hymns during the exercises.
"The Story of the Laplsey." the
missionary boat destroyed on the
Congo last year, was told by the su
perintendent, Dr. WV. E. Pelham, who
in an interesting address spoke of the
missionary cause and of the work of
the Presbyterian church along this
line, paying tribute to those consecrat
ed men who have devoted their lives
to the carrying of the gospel into be
The offering was for the building
of the new "Laplsey."
A violin solo was beautifully ren
dered by Miss Nanie McCaughrin.
and the audience was dismissed with
The Southern Schedules.
Schedule of Southern Rai!wny
ii-s passing Newberry, S. C. E
Sunday. westbound. 8:40 a. m.
No. 11, daily, westbound, 1:23 p. m.
No. 12, daily eastbound, 12:50 p. m.
No. 72 (mixed) daily except
Sunday. eastbound. ' 8:45 p. m.
No. 16, daily, eastbound, 11.40 p. m.
Passenger going off on No. 16 are
requested to purchase their tickets
not later than 8.45 p. m.. as the ticket
office will not be open for this train.
S. H. McLean, Agent.
Tragic Death in Texas.
A recent issue of the Dickens Item.
of Stanford. Texas. contains an ac
count of the tragic death of Tommy
Hunter. whose father. Mr. Hyde Hun
ter. of Texas. is a brother of Mrs. W.
H. Eddy. of Ja!apa. this county, and
a son of the late J. Y. Hunter. of this
county. the young man whose tragic
death is recorded having been a
grandson of J. Y. Hnnter.
The accident occurred on a ranch
after nightfall. Hunter being shot by
Bruce Wilson. who was answering a
pistol signal by firing his pistol. Wil
Ion did not elevate his pistol suffi
ciently. and the ball took effect in
Hunter, who was standing not far
ditat. T!,- young man died a few
day; later a, the result of his injuries.
The paper referred to states that
Ianter wa in the employ of the
"Spur" ranch and was loved by all
tile hor- an tei ranch and by all who
Pledges and Assessments.
According to the rule adopted by
the county democratic executive com
mittee. assessments of candidates
must be paid and pledges filed on or
before Monday. July 2. at 12 o'clock.
The treasurer of the executive com
mittee. Mr. John W. Earhardt, will
receive pledges and assessments at
any time which may suit the conven
ience of the candidates.
Executive Committee Meeting.
The county democratic executive
committee is hereby called to meet
in the court house at Newberry. S.
C.. on Saturday. June 25th, at iI
oclock. for the purpose 6f consider
ing the matter of changing the dates
for some of the t-iwnship campaign
neeting,. which conflict with other
meetings. and to transact such other
business as may properly come up be
fore the meeting.
Menbers will come prepared to
name the managers for the primary
S. S. Cunningham.
Newberry. S. C., June 20. 1g04.
WANTED-A horse or mule to do
light work for itz feed. Newberry
BEAUTIFUL SOUVENIRS FROM
the Gulf of Mexico. I gathered
them at the Gulf. Magnificent Spec
imens 25 cents each. Stamps or
Silver. Address: A. Forrest
Counts. Tampa. Fla.
STRAY MULE wvas taken up by me
on June 6. on 'the Werber place
five miles from town. Owner -may
secure by paying damages. G. J.
MONEY TO LEND-Long time;
8 per cent.! easy terms. John
stone & Cromer.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON.
Charleston, S. C., Entrance e:xamina
tions will be held in the County
court on Friday. July 8. at 9~ a. m.
One scholarship giving free tuition
is assigned to each county in South
Carolina. Board and furnished
room in Dormitory. $xo a month.
All candidates for admission are
permitted to compete for Boyce
scholarships, which pay $ioo a
year. For further information and
catalogue. address Harrison Ran
MONEY TO LOAN--We negotiate
loans on improved farm lands at
seven per cent. interest on amounts
over one thousand dollars, and eight
per cent. interest on amounts less
than S1,0oo. Long time and easy
payments. Hunt, Hunt & Hunter.
Best Mineral As
C. H. CANNON,
Near C., N. & L. Depot.
LOTS FOR SALE-On Saturday.
July 2d. at Pomaria, we will offer
for sale to the highest bidder for
cash half dozen or more lots suit
able for store buildings.
H. C. Holloway
Edw. R. Hipp.