The State- November 20, 1896
- Newberry, Nov. 18 - The Ladies Aid society of the
Presbyterian church gave a chrysanthemum show..........Special mention
were those of Mesdames Martin and Robinson..........
- The friends of Col. H. C. Moseley of Prosperity,
were pained to hear of the death of his daughter, Mrs. Zinnerman, which
occurred Monday morning at the home of her father.
- Miss Arabella Moses, one of Sumter's charming
young ladies, is visiting relatives in the city.
- Miss Fannie McCaughrin is visiting Miss McAden in
The State - June 20, 1897
- Newberry, June 19 - Last night Miss Jennings music
school gave its commencement recital. This was Miss Jennings last year
in Newberry and a large crowd came out to bid her farewell as a music
teacher. While here she has made many friends who regret to see her
leave, but wish her much success in her new field of labor.......Miss
Jennings secured as special attractions Misses Laura Irby of Laurens and
cited beautifully "The Flood on the Floss", "Her Choice" and the encore,
"She Like Him Real Well." Miss pope sang a beautiful song, and to an
encore she gracefully sang "The Fisher Maiden." Taken all together, it
was a success.
- The Hon. John T. Duncan is in the city.
- Miss Laura Irby of Laurens is visiting Miss
- A number of young men met and organized a camp of
Sons of Veterans. The camp was named Camp Kinard in honor of Capt. J. M.
Kinard. Mr. J. M. Kinard was elected commander, A. C. Jones and W. F.
Ewart first and second lieutenants, M. L. Spearman treasurer, Foster
Martin color sergeant, J. H. McIntosh surgeon and the Rev. G. A. Wright
The State - April 25, 1894
- A wedding is booked for the Methodist Church on
Thursday night of this week. Mr. J. E. Scott of Union is to wed Miss
Louise Tarrant of our town.
- Tomorrow morning a delegation of ten or fifteen
delegates from the James D. Nance Camp of United Confederate Veterans
will leave Newberry for the reunion of Birmingham. A special train will
be run from here to Clinton on the Columbia, Newberry and Laurens
Railroad and connection will be made there with the vetibule limited on
the Sea Board Air Line, putting our party in Birmingham tomorrow night
at 10 o'clock. We can take breakfast in Newberry and supper in
- Two negroes dropped dead suddenly in different
portions of the county yesterday and one shot another Saturday night
near Whitmire's, and he died from the effects of the wound yesterday.
The negro who did the shooting came to town last night and surrendered
to the sheriff.
- George B. Lanier, Esq., has accepted the
invitation to deliver the address before the students of Newberry
college on Sunday night of commencement week in June.
The State - Jan. 29, 1894
Messrs, Hipp & Swygert have opened a new
general merchandise store. Mr. Hipp is from Pomaria and Mr. Swygert from
Peak. They are both good business men, and are welcomed to
The State - Sept.
A negro, James Williams, was struck on the head by
the handle of a crank that he was turning and let slip while unloading a
car of coal at the railroad station yesterday. It was not thought at the
time that the hurt was serious, but last night he became ill from the
blow and died this morning of concussion of the brain.
The State - July 20, 1897
- Miss Grace Jones, a charming young lady of
Asheville is visiting relatives here.
- Miss Helen Litt of Clinton, who has been visiting
relatives here, has returned home.
- The Misses Thompson are at Harris Lithia.
- Miss Mary N. Fiar is visiting in Laurens.
The State - Jan. 7, 1905
- Mr. C. S. McCullough of Darlington has been
spending a few days in Newberry.
- Misses Margaret and Grace Hutchinson are on a
visit to relatives in Camden.
- Mr. Jas. N. McCaughrin returned to Baltimore on
Wednesday where he will resume his studies in medicine.
- Mrs. Dorothy Nance has returned home after
visiting her son, Dr. Jack W. Nance, in Florida.
- Mr. S. Archibald Linley of Columbia is in Newberry
in the interest of his paper - The Southern Home.
- Miss Kate Floyd Clark, Miss Unie and Miss Caroline
Gibson returned on Wednesday to their schools in Spartanburg.
The State - June 7, 1903
June 6 - A lovely reception was given by Misses El
Dora and Ochlese Williamson on Thursday evening complimentary to their
guests, Misses Katherine Adair Clark of Augusta, Ky.; Medora Duncan of
Union, and Laura Virginia Ford of Winnsboro. The decorations
Those present were: Misses Mary Lou Bowers, Pauline
Gilder, Millie Simmons, Marguerite Cromer,
Carolyn Cromer, Bessie Schumpert, Carrie
Jones, Eva Wright, Julia Paisley, Carrie Mayers, Martha Johnstone,
Odalite Johnson, Louise Jones, Genevieve Boozer, Lucile Wilson, Vera
Houseal, Jeanne Pelham, Agnes Scott, Mary Carwile Burton, Lillian
Jamieson, Susie Summer, Lois Goggans, Mabel Tarrant, Lizzie Alexander,
Lillie Griffin, Alice Jones, Mamie Hill, Gertrude Carwile and Susie
Dean; Messrs. M. Abrams, White Fant, Edward Houseal, Charles Seabrook,
Chris Suber, Gilbert Voight, Ed Olney, Will Seabrook, Will Jamieson,
Hiram Speers, Farabee, Will Lane, Roy Jones, James McCaughrin, Carl
Summer, Charles Moore, Harvey Cabiness, Tom Johnstone, S. Zimmerman,
Leighton Cosby, Cochran, Trench
Newberry Negro Sought By
The State - July 25, 1919
Newberry, July 24 - But for the prompt action of
Sheriff Blease there might have been a repetition of the Washington race
riots in Newberry today - that is, if the negroes here had tired to
protect one of their number who so far defies fate as to follow the
example of the Washington negroes who brought on the recent riots in the
capital of nation. It is likely that here the negroes, certainly the
better class of them, would leave such an offender to his fate and his
About midday today a negro ex-soldier, just home
from France last Friday, insulted a white girl 14 or 15 years of age
while she was on her way to town walking along the railroad near the
trestle. She ran and told of the negroe's conduct and in a little while
he was arrested by the officers and committed to jail. The affair became
known about town and persons gathered in knots to discuss it.
Late in the afternoon a crowd, not a large one,
went to the jail and made a demand for the negro. The doors were
unlocked and the party was invited to enter, and did, but did not find
the object of their search, who had been spirited away to prevent
trouble. There was great indignation in town but not much excitement.
The negro is named Elisha Harper, who is the son of the Rev. T. F.
Harper, a respectable and well behaved preacher who lives in Helena.
Elisha Harper is about 25 years old. When arrested and searched pictures
of white women were found in his pockets apparently brought back with
him from overseas. The pictures were not indecent. Harper was brought to
the State penitentiary for safekeeping by Sheriff Blease last
The State - February 4, 1897
- Newberry, Feb. 3 - Mrs. and Miss Weeks of Sumter,
the mother and sister of Dr. C. D. Weeks of this city, have moved to
Newberry and now occupy the Schumpert house on Main street.
- The many friends of Captain and Mrs. N. B. Mazyck
of this city will be pained to learn of the serious illness of their
son, Mr. Delisle Mazyck of Columbia, in Charleston. An operation was
performed on him yesterday for appendicitis which was successful.
- Dr. John W. Wickliffe of Ward's Island Insane
hospital, New York, paid a visit to his brother, Mr. M. E. Wickliffe
- Capt. J. G. Goggans and Miss Gertie Plester left
yesterday for the "Land of Flowers."
- Miss Lucy Speers, who is attending Converse
college, is at home recuperating from a slight illness.
- Miss Esther Minie of this city and Mr. Sol Brown
of Atlanta were married today at 1 o'clock.
- A fraternal organization known as the Family
Protective union, was organized here Monday night by Mr. J. E. Hollis,
grand master of South Carolina.
- Miss Edith Nash of Clinton is visiting Miss Lucy
The State - October 19, 1893
- Newberry, Oct. 18 - There was quite a stir on the
streets for a short time on Monday, caused by the running away of a pair
of handsome dapple grey horses belonging to Mr. J. H. Wicker. The horses
were drawing the street sprinkler, and as they were turned from Pratt
into Adams street the brakes giving away, frightened them and caused the
run-away. Both the driver and the water tank were thrown off and the
driver's life was in peril for awhile. The horses continued to run with
the hear until they reached the public square, where they fell, one of
them breaking his leg, so that Mr. Wicker was forced to kill him. The
horse was worth about $200.
- Constable Frank Baxter had a lively time on Monday
in arresting Irwin, one of the parties (all of whom are colored) charged
with being accessory on Saturday to the murder of Tom Williams, colored.
Irwin was found at Pool's brick-yard, and refused to be arrested. The
constable called on the hands at the brick-yard to assist him and went
to the help of Irwin instead. With much difficulty Constable Baxter
succeeded in bringing Irwin to town, where he swore out warrants against
Charles Pitts, Nero Lane, Allen Chesure, Joe Hudgens, William Robinson,
Sr., William Robinson, Jr., Charley Gray, William Chappell and Ed
Moffett, all colored, for refusing to assist and for resisting an
officer in the discharge of his duties.
- Bill Arp will be in Newberry on Fri. the sixthday
October 27 to ? in the opera house on that evening his latest and best
lecture. A portion of the proceeds of the lecture will be given to the
graded school for the purpose of making some necessary changes in the
building caused by the increased number of pupils. There are now over
300 white scholars, and more are constantly coming in.
- The sixth section of the Reedy River Baptist
Association, which is composed of all the Baptist churches in Newberry
county, will hold its union meeting with the Cross Roads church,
commencing on October 27. The introductory sermon will be preached by
Rev. G. S. Wright, of this place. The delegates from the First Baptist
church of this place are, beside the pastor and deacons, W. H. Hunt, E.
P. Jones and M. J. Scott.
- Rev. E. P. McClintock, pastor of the Associate
Reformed Presbyterian church of this place, with Hon. George S. Mower
and Dr. M. A. Renwick, are delegates to the A.R.P. Synod which meets
this week at Sharon church, in York county.
- Mayor Forest Lake, of Sanford, Fla., who has been
visiting his parents in this place, has returned to his home.
- Dr. J. D. Bruce, of Green Cave Springs, Florida,
is in Newberry. His many friends are glad to see him again in his old
- Mrs. E. C. Houseal, who has been visiting her
daughter at Salisbury, N.C., has returned home.
- Rev. J. D. Mahon, of Clinton, is visiting his son
at this place.
- J. B. Fellers, Judge of Probate, and John M.
Kinard, Clerk of Court, have returned from Columbia, where they have
been attending court.
- Col. W. H. Hunt, Jr., is in Columbia attending
- Coroner Lindsey held an inquest on Monday evening
over the remains of Reuben E. Garnett, who died suddenly on Mr. Thomas
F. Harmon's place Monday afternoon. The verdict of the jury was death
from natural causes. Mr. Garnett came to Newberry at the close of the
war as a member of the Union army, and was discharged from the garrison
The State - October 30, 1896
Newberry, Oct 29 - Messrs. William Monroe, James
Monroe, C. P. Sanders of Spartanburg, C. P. Sims, and P. P. Hamilton of
Union, and W. H. Lyles and W. G. Childs of Columbia, were in the city
The court of common pleas opened on Monday. A heavy
docket is on hand and up to this writing many cases have been disposed
of. One of the most interesting cases on docket is the case of S. P.
Baird vs. Rebecca Brown, administratrix. Carlisle & Schumpert appear
for the plaintiff and Hunt & Hunt and J. F. J. Caldwell for the
defense. The case involves about $10,000. It appears that sometime in
1888 Baird, who was in business here, failed, and so it appears, to
prepare for the future, he delivered to Joseph Brown, now deceased,
$2,8000 and $4,000, and received Brown's notes, for the same. Baird now
brings suit to recover these notes, with interest. The defense claims
that the signatures to the notes are a forgery and to prove the same
they have retained the services of Mr. David N. Carvalho of New York,
the most famous American expert on questioned handwriting. Mr. Carvalho
was connected with the famous Holt case brought in a verdict in
accordance to Mr. Carvalho's opinion.
Mr. Carvalho was brought here either to say that
the signatures were a forgery or not. He produced enlarged copies of the
signatures, which were on the notes, and went into an elaborate
discussion of the different modes of handwriting and in conclusion, said
that in his opinion the signatures were forgeries. After hearing all the
evidence, arguments were begun. It looks like the plaintiff has the
The State - September 30, 1896
- Newberry, Sept. 28 - Mrs. O. McR. Holmes and
children have returned from Blowing Rock.
- Mrs. George Johnstone has returned from Caesar's
- Miss Adele Land of Augusta, who have been quite
ill in the city at the residence of her relative, Mrs. James Bartonfi is
- Mrs. J. B. Glasgow and Miss Sara Wheeler will
leave for Gainesville, Tex., on Thursday.
- Misses Lucy Riser, Blanche Davinson, Nellye
McFall, Paunee Jones, and Tulu Salter leave today for the Winthrop
college at Rock Hill.
- Cadets Greneker and Mayes leave for the Citadel
- Misses Mary Nance Fair and Nina Carlisle leave
today for the Due West Female.
- Dr. Jask Gilder has returned from Baltimore
The State - December 11, 1894
- Newberry, Dec. 9 - The city election for mayor and
aldermen will be held on Tuesday. In the primary Mayor Eb. Jones was
renominated and he will have no opposition. The aldermen nominated are:
Ward 1, Proctor Todd; Ward 2, E. Cabaniss; Ward 3, W. F. Ewart; Ward 4,
Jno. H. Wicker.
- Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Humbert of the South Carolina
conference are visiting here. Mr. Humbert preached in the Methodist
church this morning. It is favorable spoken of by those who heard
- Mr. S. A. Nettles, recently of the Manning Times,
but who has given up newspaper work to join the inineracy of the
Methodist church, has been put on the Newberry city mission. He will
preach his first sermon in Newberry in the Newberry Methodist church
The State - December 13, 1897
- Newberry, Dec. 12 - Mr. Andrew Kilgore, a former
young Newberrian, but now a resident of Washington, arrived in the city
last Wednesday, having ridden on his bicycle from Washington to Newberry
in 14 days.
- Miss Myrta Schumpert gave a delightful "at home"
Friday night to her many friends.
- Miss Lula Moseley, a charming young lady of
Prosperity, made a flying visit to Newberry last week.
- Mrs. A. T. Dunn of Pomaria, who was painfully hurt
in a runaway here last Thursday, has been removed to her home.
- The Rev. John Washington, a well-known colored
divine of this place, died suddenly in Clinton last Monday. He was a
native of the West Indies and well educated.
The State - October 5, 1897
- Newberry, Oct. 4 - Misses Mary Nance Fair, Neville
Pope and Helen Jones left today to attend the Norfolk College for Young
Ladies, where a former Newberrian, Capt. A. P. Pifer, is in
- Miss Susie Chaffin, one of Bennettsville's belles,
who has been visiting Miss Neville Pope, has returned to the Columbia
- On the 19th the Revs. e. P. McClintock and W. A.
Kirkpatrick of Prosperity will leave for Deckort, N.C., to attend the
meeting of the general synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian
church, south. They will be absent about 10 days.
- Miss Mary Law McClintock returned last week to the
Flordia Agricultural college at Lake City, where she is the professor of
- Drs. Houseal and Kibler are trying very hard to
start a kindergarten school in Newberry. It would fill a long-needed
The State - November 9, 1897
- Newberry, Nov. 7 - The annual chrysanthemum show
of the ladies of the Presbyterian church was held in Crotwell hotel last
Friday night....Mrs. T. J. McCreary secured first prize and Mrs. S. P.
- The second story addition of E. R. Hipp's store is
nearing completion. This will help the looks of that block.
- Mr. Pierre St. J. Mazyck has returned after a
visit to New York and other northern cities.
The State - November 10, 1891
Newberry, Nov. 9 - The first intimation that a
great many people in Newberry had of the fire here the other morning was
when they read of it in The State. The fire-bell was run after 1
o'clock, and The State came by 8 o'clock telling us of the
The State - March 25, 1897
- Mr. Edwin Clary left Monday for Greenwood on a
- Constable R. M. Gardner is celebrating his
reappointment to the constabulary force by getting a 'hustle' on
himself, and capturing some liquor. On last Friday he went out into the
highways and byways and as a result George Benson stood before his
honor, the mayor, that day, and went to the rock yard to break rock for
30 days. On the next day he held up 12 1-2 gallon and dispatched them to
Columbia, to return again as the 'chemically pure.' He then swooped down
on that quiet town of Prosperity, and had two dusky citizens by the
names of Rhoda Chapman and Bunk Adams, bound over to the next term of
- Mrs. Armanda Fair, wife of the Rev. Robert A.
Fair, who for several years was pastor on the Presbyterian church at
this place, died at the home of her son, the Rev. James Y. Fair in
Richmond, on the 17th inst. The Rev. James Y. Fair, her son, is quite a
well known divine, only recently having received a call to the
Independent church of Savannah, one of the oldest churches in this
country, being situated on land granted by George II. It is thought he
will accept the call.
- Mr. Julian Wright of Texas is visiting relatives
in the city.
- Mr. M. M. Harris of Valencia, Venezuela, South
America, is on a visit to his brother here, Mr. J. Y. Harris.
The State - October 7, 1896
- Newberry, Oct. 6 - The books of registration
closed on last Saturday. Nearly all of the white voters of the county
have registered. The total registration was, whites, 1,938; colored, 79
- total 2,017.
- Newberry college had its formal opening on Monday
morning. Addresses were made by Judge Y. J. Pope, Revs. Fox, McClintock,
Wright and Creighton. Fifty new students are enrolled and more are
expected. The outlook for a prosperous year is very encouraging.
- Dr. D. Strother Pope of Columbia visited here last
- Hon. George S. Mower went to Laurens on Monday to
- Work is progressing rapidly on the new Lutheran
church. It is to be hoped that the example will be followed by the other
The State - June 4, 1894
The commencement at Newberry college begins two
weeks from today. The baccalaureate sermon will be preached by Professor
Painter of Salem, Va., and the address to the students on Sunday night
will be delivered by George B. Cromer, Esq., of Newberry. The address
before the Alumni Association on Tuesday morning will be made by Rev. W.
W. Daniel of Florence and the literary address will be made on Tuesday
night by Rev. Dr. Vedder of Charleston.
At the latest reports Newberry was only wanting
abut three fat places on the Reform State ticket, but there are several
precincts in which are prominent Reformers that have not yet reported.
There is Dr. Samps Pope, who wants to be Governor, and the Rev. J. A.
Sligh, who wants to hold on to what he has got - railroad commissioner -
and then the Hon. Cole L. Blease would like to be Adjutant and Inspector
general. There are quite a number of other prominent job with a big
salary attachment, that Reformers, who, possibly from their ardent love
for the dear people, would not be averse to accepting some fat job with
a big salary attachment. That you know increases one's love of the dear
people very much and causes the fires of patriotism to burn with a new
The State - January 25, 1919
- Newberry, Jan. 24 - The influenza situation is
improving in the city, but in the country the epidemic seems to be on
the increase, especially among the negroes. The county was put under
quarantine yesterday by the sheriff, by direction of the State board of
health, the schools and the churches being ordered closed; the schools
to be reopened any time after February 1, 'wherever the trustees request
it, if conditions justify it.' The schools in the incorporated towns of
Newberry, Prosperity, Chappells and Little Mountain had already been
closed by the local health boards. The board of health of Newberry at a
meeting this morning decided that the schools here must continue closed
until February 3, and ordered that the pool rooms and moving picture
shows and churches be closed until February 1. The city pastors and
officers had already agreed to have no church services next
The State - March 17, 1906
- Among the Newberry visitors here yesterday were:
Col. E. H. Aull of the Newberry Herald and News; Mr. O. L. Schumpert of
the Newberry bar, Messrs. Nat. Gist and O. H. Duncan and Misses Vinnie
May Wilson and Maud Langford.
The Newberry Herald - Wednesday, February 27,
- Mr. I. Wesley Hendrix died the 19th instant, aged
fifty. He had been feeble health for some time.
The Newberry Herald - Wednesday, May 22,
- Mr. Jno. Mangum died at his home near Bush River
Church, Thursday the 16th. He had been a great sufferer for many years
from a cancer on his face, which was the cause of his death. In all his
relations of life he was a good man.
The State - June 22, 1915
Newberry, June 21 - G. W. Dunn of Round, Colleton
county, committed suicide this afternoon by drinking poison in the union
passenger station here. Efforts to communicate with his family have so
far proved fruitless, owing to interrupted connections. Dunn came to
Newberry this morning from Columbia. He was about town all day and this
afternoon started for the station. On the way he stopped and purchased
the poison, a pad of paper and a pencil.
Arrived at the station, he wrote a note addressed
to "the authorities of Newberry," put the note on his hat, stretched out
on the floor with his head on a bench and drank the poison. In a half
hour, it is supposed, he died.
Several passengers saw the man lying in the waiting
room, but paid no attention to him, thinking him resting. Finally,
however, a traveling man was struck by the appearance of the body and
bent to examine it. He found that life was extinct.
The note read: "I am going to kill myself. It will
be no use to notify my people and I do not care for them to know of
this. The city authorities can bury me and then write my brother, A. V.
Dunn, at Round, SC. My name is G. W. Dunn."
The note was clearly written and carefully folded
and put into an envelope at the man's head. Dunn appeared to be about 40
years of age. He had lost one of his legs about the knee.
Communication with Walterboro revealed that the man
was known there, but efforts to apprise his family were futile, owing to
meteorological disturbance of telephone
The State - July 11, 1891
Newberry, July 10 Mention was made in The State
this morning of an unsuccessful attempt to break in the office of the
Newberry Cotton Mills on Wednesday night. This morning George Mathis, a
colored man, who has been an office boy at the mills for some time, was
arrested, charged with the burglary. He was committed to jail by Trial
The Court of General Sessions will convene here on
Monday, with Judge Kershaw presiding. The criminal docket is not large,
and it is not probable that the court will last long.
Vacations have been granted Revs. Dr. Cozby, of the
Presbyterian Church, and W. C. Schaeffer, of the Lutheran Church, by
their respective congregations.
Editor Wallace, of the Newberry Observer, has gone
to Glenn Springs for a month for his health.
Dr. D. B. Mayer, Sr., one of the oldest physicians
of the town, is also very sick. He has not been engaged in the active
practice of medicine for several years. During the days of his active
practice he had attained the reputation, and deservedly, too, of being
one of the finest physicians in the State. In the field of literature
and as a fluent and forcible writer he has few superiors. For the past
four or five months he has been engaged in writing historical and
biographical sketches of what is known as the Dutch Fork.
The committee to secure a professor for the
theological department in Newberry College has decided to call Prof. A.
G. Voight, of Pennsylvania, and it is quite probable that he will
John A. Werts, a prominent farmer of this county
who died recently, had taken, through the agency of Capt. Pefer, a
policy in the New York Life Insurance Company of $5,000 on his life. The
proofs of death were made out on June 22 and on July 1 the amount was
paid Mrs. Werts and the children. This was a quick and prompt
Mr. James M. Bowers has contracted with Mr. C. C.
Davis to have a residence built on Boundary street and when it is
completed he will move to the city.
Rev. A. J. Cauthen, presiding elder of the
Cokesbury district, came to Newberry this afternoon. The quarterly
conference of the Newberry station was held tonight. Mr. Cauthen, will,
tomorrow, hold quarterly conference of the Newberry circuit. He will
preach tomorrow morning and Sunday morning at New Chapel. On Sunday
night Mr. Cauthen will preach at the Newberry Methodist
The State - February 19, 1914
- Newberry, Feb. 18 - Much interest has been aroused
here by the action of the Laurens officials in instituting a quarantine
against Newberry. Any idea that Newberry is a pest hole and should be
avoided is far from fact.
There has been, and is, smallpox in Newberry, as
there is in nearly every town and city in South Carolina; but the cases
have been few and mild - not a death or serious case in town; only one
death, so far as known, in the whole county - that of an aged woman, who
died from a combination of diseases of which smallpox was one. There
have been, as far as can be ascertained, 69 cases in the county. There
are 12 cases in the city, ten of these being ten negroes in the same
family in the outskirts of the city. The ten negroes will be turned
loose this week, having served the full time of quarantine, and two
whites, the only other cases in town, will remain in quarantine, where
they have not been sick enough to go to bed, until the expiration of
their quarantine period, only a few days longer.
- Newberry, Feb. 18 - Three youths from Charleston -
James Simons, 18; James Allen Miles, Jr., 17, and Wallace F. Baker, 29 -
who reached Newberry yesterday afternoon, traveling in a seven-passenger
motor car, said to be owned by the father of Simons, were taken into
custody this evening by Sheriff C. G. Blease and are detained at the
county jail though not in cells. The young men were arrested on request
of J. Elmore Martine of Charleston county, transmitted through J. c.
McCain, sheriff of Richland county. They are held as runaway
The young men said they left Charleston Monday and
since Tuesday afternoon had been visiting friends in Newberry.
Communication by telephone with Charleston in their behalf was sought
tonight and it is thought to be likely that an adult relative of one of
them will reach Newberry tomorrow to take charge of them and the
The State - June 5, 1917
J. Roland Dickert was called to Newberry yesterday
on account of the extreme illness of his father, Capt. D. A. Dickert.
Capt. Dickert has been critically ill several
The State - November 3, 1911
Newberry, Nov. 2 - The residence of Hugh C. Wilson,
a farmer in Caldwell township, this county, was burned Tuesday morning.
The insurance was $1,000 on the house and $200 on the furniture, which
does not cover the loss.
The State - December 24, 1911
Newberry, Dec. 23 - Further details of the drowning
of the horse from Guy Brown's stables yesterday were learned today. The
drowning was in Hunting Fork creek..........Daniel Oxner, who lives
beyound the creek, tried to warn Fred H. Hunter and the negro driver not
to drive in, but they seem not to have understood him.......One (horse)
was drowned; the other broke loose and swam out. The negro driver swam
out on the Newberry side. Mr. Hunter got out on the Whitmire side and
went to Mr. Oxner's.......and then to the home of John M. Suber's to
which place he started when he left Newberry. Mr. Hunter lost his
The State - September 9, 1917
- Newberry, Sept 8 - A negro named Jesse Burnside,
80 years old, was shot and killed yesterday afternoon by Jake Williams,
negro, on the plantation of Charles S. Suber, ten miles northeast of
Newberry. Williams was hunting and hearing a noise beyond some thick
bushes and supposing it was made by a squirrel, blazed away with his
shotgun and killed the old man. The coroner's jury found that it was
accidental homicide and the shooter was released on bail of $200 to
appear at court.
"New TV at
Hawkins' Home: Residents of the Jesse Frank Hawkins' nursing home are
now being entertained with a brand new color television which as been
purchased through memorials and donations. Above, Dan H. Hamm, Jr.,
chairman of the Board of Directors at the nursing home, and Mrs. Doris
Singley, administrator, are shown with two patients gathered around the
new television." Anna Dickert Hawkins is seated with another elderly
lady on the right - about 1979
courtesy of Cathy Schmidt
Contributed by Dean Long
The State - Feb. 10, 1903
- The Rev. B.C. Ballentine, pastor of the Bethel
pastorate was taken completely by surprise the other day. His members of
Mr. Hermon Evangelical Lutheran church, Peak, shipped to his address a
handsome roll top office desk of solid oak.
- Our roads are in desperate condition. One of our
mill men at Chapin recently had to dig one of his mules out of a place
in the road with shovel and pick.
- There has been an epidemic of grippe in this
community. Some of our schools had to suspend.
- If signs count, people will use commercial
fertilizers heavily during the present year.
Ad from the Observer, 3/21/1924,
p4, contributed by Edith Greisser