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VOL. XL. NO. 121 NEWBERRY. S. C.. TrUESDAY DECE-MBER 20), 1904, TWICE A WIEE.S50AYR
NEWS FROM PROSPERITY.
Many Items of Interest Concerning
The Doings of the People
In Our Sister City.
Rev. Mr. Kennedy, of Memphis,
Tenn., preached in the A. R. P.
church here Sunday afternoon. He
is canvassing in the interest of the
new church his synod is now build
ing in Memphis.
It is reported here that Mr. Ed.
Merchant, of near Hartford, was mar
ried to Miss "Tude" Minnick, of St.
Mr. Lamar Dominick, of Chappells,
was in town Saturday and Sunday.
From the looks of things there will
be "something doing" one of these
days-and the bells will ring again.
Our merchants are looking forward
to a big trade this week. May their
expectations be realized.
Our little friend Keister -Hair had
the misfortune to fall off a wagon
and run one of the tines of a pitch
fork through his arm. He is doing
as nicely as could be expected. -
Grace Sunday school will take an
offering on the night of the Christ
mas tree to complete the amount for
the memorial window the school will
place in the new Atlanta church.
They have already contributed over
one hundred dollars.
Mr. Geo. D. Griffin has moved to
town and is living with his son-in
law, Mr. John Crosson, in the Boozer
home on Brown street.
The Woodmen of the World will
give their laughable burlesque, "Two
Bad Boys," Friday evening, Decem
ber 30. Come and enjoy an evening
of unalloyed fun.
Owing to the very bad weather the
Jolly Dozen did not get to regale
their friends on cabbage from Mrs.
Wigg's patch. They will hold this
treat in store until the good things
of the holidays are past. Keep your
appetite in good shape and get your
Dr. Jno. Langford and his brother
P. L., were called last week to the
bedside of their father, who took a
bad~turn and was not expected to live.
We are glad to say that he has im
proved very much and is thought to
be out of danger.
Mr. A. L. Aull, of Pomaria, was in
town the past week on business.
Prof. Epting, df Mt. Pilgrim school,
was in town Saturday.
u. B. Wise, Esq., made a flying
visit home Thursday. We learn he
has been promoted and after Jan. r,
will have headquarters at WVilming
ton, N. C., instead of Charlotte: He
left Friday for Danville, Va.
We learned Saturday evening that
Capt Banks was sinking and was not
expected to live many days. H.e
has made a brave light and deserves
to get well.
Mr. P. S. Cook came up from Co
lumbia Saturday and is now visiting
the old home in the Mt. Pilgrim sec
We are told that the wedding bells
will ring in the Mt. Pilgrim section
about January 2. We will give par
ticulars after the happy event.
Uncle George Wise, of Saluda, was
in town Friday. Uncle George has
moved to the court house and is now
at that county seat.
Mr. H. G. Long, timber and lum
ber agent for the Mallard Lumber,
Shuttle & Bobbin company, is in
town. Mr. Long does quite a large
business with the saw mills in this
Mr. Jas. Watts has moved to the
lower Dutch Fork in Lexington coun
Mr. Will B. Wise has moved to the
Vvati: home .iust below town.
There is some talk of a pressing
club being started here after the new
The new enterprise mentioned in
our last has been held up until after
Christmas. It is now thought it
ter the new year. Particulars later.
Mr. A. E. Black. who has been at
tending a business college at Lenoir,
Ga., is at home for Christmas. He
will return January 3.
Mr. J. L. Wise, worshipful master
of Prosperity Lodge, A. F. M., at
tended the meeting of the grand
lodge in Charleston the past week.
Quite a large congregation attend
ed the burial of Mrs. Marguerite L.
Hawkins, at Prosperity cemetery, on
last Tuesday. ..Rev. Jas. A. B.
Scherer conducted the exercises.
Mrs. S. 0. Kaminer, of Spartan
burg; Mrs. J. Holman. of Orange
burg, and Mrs. J. I. Graham, of Lex
ington, came with the remains of
their mother to Prosperity. They
spent a day with Mrs. A. H. Hawkins,
returning to their homes Wednesday.
Mrs. Rials, of Augusta, Ga., is visit
ing Mrs. Jerome Harmon of our city.
The Knights of Pythias lodge as
formerly announced in The Herald
and News was duly instituted here
last Monday night by Grand Chancel
lor Summersett. We invited you
down, Mr. Editor, and told you we
would guarantee you lots of fun. We
have seen hot peppers in our time, but
we never saw so many on one bust,
and they were hct ones too. Just
ask Cap. It took till the wee small
hours of the morning to land the
tyros in the last oasis of the desert.
One visitor remarked, "It is the full
est crop I ever say." Not a single
rose was left to grace the stalk from
whence they came. A bouquet was
held during scenes and refreshing it
was too, as the boys needed it to
carry them through. All were land
The election resulted as follows:
P. C. C.-A. G. Wise.
C. C.-Geo. Y. Hunter.
V. C.-C. T. Wyche.
Prelate-A. H. Kohn.
Master at Arms-J. D. Quattle
Master at Finance-Allen Crosson.
Master at Work-A. Z. Counts.
Master at Ex-J. F. Brown.
K. RS.-F. E. SclWmpert.
I. G.-Joe B. Hartman.
0. G.-J. P. Cannon.
Trustees-L. S. Bowers, Jacob S.
Wheeler, A. H. Hawkins.
Acting Grand Chancellor Black
welder and Grand Deputy Cavenaugh
installed the officers on last Thurs
Among the visiting Knights were
Messrs. Wessinger, Prick, Wither
spoon. Eargle, of Chapin; Blackwel
der, Bowman, Mayes, Hunter, and
Booth, of Newberry.
Grand Chancellor J. S. Summersett
had to return to Columbia, and Sir.
Knight Blackwelder fini' .ied up the
work of organization.
The boys and girls who have been
off at college will all return this week
to spend the holidays at home. And
enjoy themselves generally.
Mr. G. C. Steele has moved into
the Harris house on McNeary street.
,Dr. Brown, the eye specialist, has
returned to town for a few days.
Mr. W. Z. Gibson has moved into
the house on Bruce 'street vacated
by Mr. S. PB. Hawkins..
Mr. Wakefield. of Kentucky, is in
town with some fine stock. He is
from the famous blue grass section.
Mr. George Langford. of our sister
city, was in town Wednesday..
Our little city was shut in by the
sleet and ice for three days of last
week, and was quite a drawback to
Our merchants are prepared for
the visit of Santa Claus. If Santa is
at a loss to know where to get his
supplies he will make no mistake by
coming to our town.
From the small quantity of cotton
offering the farmers hare decided, it
seems, to keep it off the market.
The city hall is being improved by
the addition of drop curtains, stage
arrangements, etc. We think that
our opera house would do credit to
a much larger place and will enable
larger and better companies to visit!
our town. We think we are on the
up grade, and when we get (?) our
new school building we will be strict
ly il it.
Program of exercises of Grace
Lutheran Sunday school, to be given
on Christmas evening, Sunday, De
cember 25th, 1904:
Address of Welcome - Lillius
Recitation, The Longing for
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Recitation: The Joy of His Birth
Song. The Joy in the Horns-Two
Song, The Joy of the Children
Bell Song-Three little girls.
Motion Song-Twelve children.
Recitation. The Joy of the World
Miss Maud Livingston.
Address by pastor.
The offerings will be for the me
morial window in the English
Lutheran church of Atlanta. The
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public is cordially invited to be pres
ent and enjoy with the children this
Mr. Perry Simpson, of Atlanta
School of Pharmacy, is at home for
Mr. I. C. Sease will spend his
Christmas vacation with the home
We welcome all the boys and girls
to their homes and our town and
trust they may enjoy their holidays
to the full.
This letter will in all probability
close our work for the year. As we
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