Does anyone remember that revolutionary war cannon
about 4 feet high, which stood on the corner of Main and Caldwell streets
for so many years, prior to the Confederate war with its muzzle six or
more inches in the ground, with a round ball as large as a duck egg on the
top end. It was the cannon that was dragged to the first Baptist Church
during the funeral of John E. Sheely in 1848, killed in the Mexican war.
This cannon was carried to Helena about the time of Grover Cleveland's
election as president of the United States, and there it was used to
celebrate Cleveland's election, one load of this cannon being so much as
to cause it to burst completely and be destroyed.
Signed, A Senior Observer 6/26/1934, p6
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January 2, 1916
EVENTS OF THE WEEK IN SOUTH CAROLINA SOCIETY
Special to The State
Newberry, Jan 1- Jordan Pool entertained eight of his young men friends
at dinner on Monday evening at his home on Harrington street. The dining
room was bright and cheery in its decorations of holly and Christmas
greens, a vase of lovely red roses forming an effective floral centerpiece
for the table. Places, marked by attractive Christmas cards were laid for
Earle and Edward Hipp, James Smith, Eugene Spearman, J. L. Keitt, Jr., P.
C. Floyd, Jesse and Ben Mayes.
Another affair of Monday evening was the rook party which Miss Mary
Dunn gave in compliment to her cousins, Ralph and Clarence Dunn of Camden,
The games, followed by fruits and nuts, were enjoyed by Misses Marguerite
Spearman. Rhea Joynes of Baltimore, Md. Cornelia Mayer, Janie Howie,
Claire Connor of Greenwood. Robert Houseal, Marion Blease, John M. Kinard,
Jr. and O. B. Mayer, Jr.
Miss Cornelia Mayer added to the weeks pleasures for the younger set
with a rook party on Tuesday afternoon the affair being given as a
compliment to her cousin, Miss Claire Connor of Greenwood. Score was kept
on New Year postcards and the games were followed by a sweet course and
Mrs. J. B. Hunter afforded a number of the younger set an afternoon of
pleasure on Tuesday when she entertained for her niece, Miss Janie Howie.
There was a spider net hunt, and when the threads were entangled
each searcher found at the end of her string her fortune hidden in a
cornucopia of candy. The guests were then invited into the parlor where a
dazzling white Christmas tree delighted their eyes. On the tree there was
a gift for each one present, and much fun was had over the reading out of
the fortunes by each girl as her name was called to receive her
remembrance. Little 3-year-old Joe Hunter seated in a sleigh driving three
prancing white reindeer with their tinkling bells impersonated Santa
Claus. Late in the afternoon an ice course, fruits and nuts were served.
Miss Margherita Matthew gave a pleasant little dance for her set at her
home in the suburbs of the city on Tuesday evening. The upper and lover
halls of the home, lavish in decorations of holly and mistletoe were
cleared for dancing and music was furnished by a Victrola. Rook and other
games also added to the pleasures of the evening. A sweet course was
The annual Christmas german given by the Newberry
German club was held on Tuesday evening at Mayer hall and was one of the
most delightful holiday affairs. Music was furnished by Wherry's orchestra
and the german was led by Frazier Evans with Miss Woodie Bowman. At
midnight all repaired to Mayer's drug store, where refreshments were
Mrs. W. H. Carwile gave an enjoyable little informal bridge party of
two tables Wednesday morning when her guests were Mrs. I. H. Hunt, Mrs. J.
N. McCaughrin and the following visiting friends here for the
holidays. Mrs. George Claussen of Augusta, Ga., Mrs. C. L. Reid of
Glasgow, Va. Mrs. Rivers Stone of Spartanburg, Mrs. Aumerle Schumpert,
Mrs. J. W. Halttwanger and Mrs. Alan Johnstone, Jr. all of Columbia. After
several rounds of absorbing interest, refreshments was served in two
Dr. and Mrs. O. B. Mayer entertained at dinner on Wednesday
An affair of a particularly gay week was the silver tea and musicale
given under the auspices of the Jasper chapter, D A, R on Thursday evening
at the home of Mrs. W. H. Hunt. Vocal and instrumental selections, violin
numbers and reading made up the interesting programme and at the close tea
and cakes were served.
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January 2, 1916
EVENTS OF THE WEEK IN SOUTH CAROLINA SOCIETY
Special to The State
Prosperity Jan. 1-On Friday evening Mr. and Mrs. Pickens Lee Langford
gave a brilliant reception at their home on north Main street in honor of
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Eugene Tinsley of Spartanburg, who were married last
week in Spartanburg. Mrs. Tinsley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Langford. She has s Statewide reputation for beauty. She is a petite
brunette and was never more charming than she was on this evening in her
girlish gown of white charmense. The lower floor of the Langford home was
thrown open for the reception of the guests, who were received in the hall
by Miss Grace Burton Reagin. Mrs. Blanche Kibler presented the guests to
the receiving line, which was composed of Mr. and Mrs. Langford. Mr. and
Mrs. Tinsley, Mr. and Mrs. Fuller Lyon of Columbia and Miss Annie Lee
Langford, Miss Mary Langford and Miss Tena Wise escorted the visitors to
the ding hall, where they were greeted by Mrs. M. C. Morris and Miss
Bessie Taylor. Misses Jo Langford, Nellie Wise, Mabel McWaters and Susan
Langford served refreshments to the guests. Misses Susie Langford and
Willie Mae Wise superintended the serving. Woodland smilax and red roses
were used throughout as decorations. During the evening about 100 guests
called. Mrs. J. Frank Browne furnished a musical programme during the
The Ladies' Missionary society of Grace church held a public meeting
Sunday night in the church. Thornwell Haynes of High Point, N. C. was the
speaker for the evening. Special music was furnished by the choir.
A community Christmas tree was featured at the town hall Saturday
evening. Exercises and music appropriate to the season were used. Gifts
for all the children of the town and community were presented.
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Wyche of Washington. C. C. Wyche of Spartanburg, Mr.
and Mrs. James F. Goggans of Columbia and Miss Caro Wyche of Winthrop
college composed the family party at Dr. C. T. Wyche's home this week.
Vernon H. Wheeler is spending the holidays with his parents.
Herbert Langford of Columbia spent the week-end holidays with his
Prof. Stemple of Newberry college is spending the Christmas holidays
with the Rev. E. W. Leslie.
Misses Lena Lester of Hartsville and Annie
Laurie Lester of Columbia are the house guests of Mrs. Rosa
Butler Holt Arrested
Butler Holt, an young white man ,about
26 years of age, has been Arrested, at his home in Newberry charged with
the murder of Maud Allen, in Columbia several weeks ago. The arrest was
made by Chief of Police Bishop, with the assistance of officers Keen and
Franklin. It is said that there is very strong circumstantial
evidence against Holt. According to a statement given by one of the
officers, Holt was married in Newberry about a year ago to a woman known
as Lulu and sometimes "Maud" Allen. They separated, however, after being
married only a short time and it was not generally known where the woman
had gone. [Keowee Courier, August 31, 1904, transcribed by Dawn
The Newberry Observer - Nov 5, 1943
William S. Sclultz
Mr. William S. Schultz, 69, a prominent farmer of
Bush River community, died Sunday evening: at the Newberry County
Hospital, where he had been for a week. He had been in declining health
for a number of years, but was suddenly taken very ill a week ago. He is
the last surviving member of his family and was a man held in high esteem
by all that knew him. Eight nephews and five nieces survive. He was a
member of Bush River Baptist church. The funeral services were conducted
at Leavell's Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 3:30 by Rev. A. T. Usher,
assisted by Rev. H. W. Long. Interment was in the graveyard at Mt. Zion
Baptist church. Pallbearers were his nephews: J. A. Schultz, A. L.
Schultz, C. D. Reeder, J. E. Sterling, C. F. Sterling, F. S. Sterling, R.
L. Sterling and W. H. Sterling. Honorary pallbearers: J. L. Riddle, J. J.
Longshore, J. T. Senn, D. R. Pitts, Joe Hendrix, Wilbur Hendrix, A. H.
Horton, J. S, Wertz and Andrew Chandler. Leavell Funeral Home in
Miss Louise Shealy
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at
3 o'clock in Holy Trinity Lutheran church, Little Mountain; for Miss
Louise Shealy who died at her home after a long period of ill health. She
was a young woman of unusual business ability, having begun work as
bookkeeper in the Farmers and Merchants' Bank of Little Mountain. She was
employed later by the Patrick Motor Co., in Newberry, and until illness
forced her to retire she was the effcient cashier of the Belk-Beard Co. in
Newberry Her integrity and devotion to duty was recognized by her
employers and associates. This with her fine qualities of character and
her strong personality endeared her to all with whom she came in contact.
She was devoted to her church, having been a teacher In the Sunday School
and a supporter of every Christian cause. Until ill health made it
absolutely impossible to attend, she was at church every Sunday. As a
daughter and sister, she was helpful and unselfish; as a friend and
neighbor, she was loyal and full of good cheer. The large number of
friends and relatives attending the funeral services and the many
beautiful-flowers which covered her grave gave evidence of the esteem in
which she was held. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.
S. Shealy, and three sisters, Mrs. Henry Hentz of Pomaria and Mesdames
Brabham Bowers and Heyward Summer of Little Mountain. Leavell
Funeral Home in charge.
Dr. C. D. Weeks
Taken By Death Well-Known Druggist Passes On
Dr. Clarence Douglass Weeks. 70, prominent druggist and
merchant of Newberry, died Saturday at the Newberry County Hospital after
a short illness. He suffered a heart attack two weeks ago and his
condition remained grave throughout his illness. Dr. Weeks was born at
Paxville, Clarendon county, the son of James Washington and Julia Felder
Weeks. He graduated in pharmacy at the University of South Carolina in
1801 and came to Newberry in 1895. He worked as a prescription clerk for
Dr. W. E. Pelham, Sr. before buying the interest of Dr. Peter Robertson in
the firm of Robertson and Gilder in 1900. He and Dr. Gilder operated
Gilder arid Weeks drug store. He served the community in several
capacities for many years. He was a member of the board of trustees of the
city schools and of the city bond commission. He was also vice-president
of the Newberry Federal Savings and Loan Association. A member of the
Rotary club,the Chamber of Commerce and other civic organizations. He was
a member of St. Luke's Episcopal church. Dr. Weeks was also interested in
growing pecans and owned a large grove in Newberry county. He married Miss
Nancy B. Pool in 1903. She survives with two daughters, Mrs. Price Padgett
and Mrs. Percy Stokes; one sister. Mrs. J. S. Remsen of Washington, D. C;
three grandchildren. Douglas Weeks Stokes, Kenneth Stokes and Nancy Weeks
Padgett. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at
the home, conducted by the Rev. B. A. Williams and the Rev. J. Aubrey
Estes. Interment was In Rosemont cemetery. Active pallbearers were T. B.
Jacobs, Collier Neel. T. Roy Summer, White Pant, Clifford Smith. P. N.
Abrams, Fulmer Wells and Welch Wilbur. Honorary pallbearers were members
of the Newberry County Medical Association, pharmacsits of the city,
trustees of the city schools and also the following: W. C. Cathcart of
Charleston, Dr. H. C. Callison of Columbia, Dr. LeGrand Guerry, Dr. Thomas
Pitts and Dr. L. E. Madden, all of Columbia; Dr J. E. Jervey of
Greenville, Z. F. Wright. S. J. Derrick, J. C. Kinard,: O. L. Trabert, R.
A. Goodman, M. O. Summer, Keistor Willingham. John Clarkson, E. S. Blease,
O. B. Cannon, G. K. Dominick, Hal Kohn, O. M. Cobb. Jim Cromer, Ned
Purcell. T. E. Davis. R. D. Smith, G. W. Summer, W. E. Turner, T. L.
Hicks. N. W. Workman, A. H. Dickert, O. M. Smith. Seth Meoks. J. L.
Welling, E. M. Lipscomb. S. O. Griffith. H. O. Long. R. P. Fair. Y. T.
Dickert, T. K. Johnstone, H. S. Langford, J. C. Goggans and Dr. Hayward
Gibbes of Columbia. Leavell Funeral Home in charge.
The Newberry Observer - Oct 14, 1938
Miss Mary Jane
Prosperity, Oct. 13.-Miss Mary Jane Long, 88, died at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Fred O. Koon, where she lived, early Wednesday morning. Miss
Long was a member of Macedonia Lutheran church, from which funeral
services were held Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The services were
conducted by the pastor, the Rev. E. Z. Pence, with the Rev. D. M. Shull
assisting. Miss Long is the last of her immediate family. She is survived
by a number of nieces and nephews. E. A. Counts, undertaker in charge.
The Newberry Observer - Sep 26, 1950
Mrs. Minnie Amick
Mrs. Minnie Mae Amick. wife of
Seber P. Amick, died early Friday afternoon at the Newberry County
Memorial hospital after a short illness. Born and reared in Lexington
county, daughter of Mrs. Netta Hamm Amick and the late Jasper Amick. She
had made her home in the lower part of Newberry county for a number of
years. She was a member of Macedonia Lutheran Church. She was a life
member of the Women's Missionary Society. Besides her husband and mother
she is survived by the following children, Mrs. Julius Fulmer of West
Columbia. Mrs. H. O. Shealy, Jr.. of Chapin, Mrs. Clarkson Wise of
Prosperity, Otis L. of Columbia, S. Ray of Prosperity, E. Corwell of West
Columbia, Cecil Voight of Prosperity; and Verner F. Amick of Prosperity;
the following brothers and sister: Eugene Amick of Clinton and Carl Amick
of Prosperity; Herber & Amick of Ballentine, Mrs. C. T. Humphrey of
Mooresville. N. C, and Mrs. Malcolm Amick of Prosperity; and eight
grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday at Macedonia Lutheran
Church with the Rev. L. H. Jeffcoat, Dr. E. Z. Pence and Dr. J. B. Harman
officiating. Interment followed In the church cemetery. Active
pallbearers were Jacob Amick, Curtis Amick, Leo Amick, Carl Amick, Orin
Amick and Edgar Amick. Honorary pallbearers were members of the church
council and Dan H. Hamm, Sr.. C K. Wheeler, Sr., Pierce Barnes, D. A.
Bedenbaugh, C. E. Hendrix, Horace Shealy and H. C. Martin. Nieces served
as flower attendants. McSwain Funeral home in charge.
Rites On Tuesday
57, died suddenly of a heart attack Sunday, September 24. For the past
four yean he had been in declining health He was the son of the late
Thomas W. and Addle C. Gallman. Most of his life had been spent in
Newberry as a farmer and a clerk. He was a member of the A. R. P. Church
of Newberry. Surviving him are two sisters Miss Bertha Gray Gallman of
Newberry, and Mrs. Blanche G Stuckey of Bishopville; also two brothers, S.
T. Gallman of Inman and T. R. Gallman of Sumter, a number of nieces and
nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held at the graveside in
the family burial ground, the Gray-Gallman cemetery, at 3:15, Tuesday
afternoon. The body will remain at the home of his sister, Miss Bertha
Oray Gallman until they leave for the cemetery about 3 o'clock. Rev. Paul
Sherrill will conduct the services. McSwain Funeral home In charge. Active
pallbearers will be T. E. Stuckey Gallman Stuckey, James Gallman, Doyle
Gallman, Grady Lee Gallman, Buddy Stuckey. Honorary pallbearers will be W.
C. Bledsoe, Leslie Hedgepath, David Counts. B. L. Bishop, J. B. Berley. P.
B. Mitchell. C. I. Boozer. F. A. Gallman, Will Matthews, Ray Felker. Cyril
Hutchinson, Floyd Smith, Ralph Baker, C. B. Parr, Sr., Richard Lominick,
Earl Taylor, P. K. Harmon, R. E. Beck, A. J. Bowers, Henry Cannon.
Flower attendants will be Mrs. P. B. Mitchell, Mrs. Leslie Hedgepath, Mrs.
David Counts, Mrs. W. C. Bledsoe, Mrs. Doyle Gallman, Mrs. Lawes Gallman,
Mrs. Will Matthews, Mrs. W. M. Dezerne.
The Newberry Observer, Nov 5, 1940
Mrs. Nannie Brock
Oxner Brock. 76, widow, of Henry Brock, died Friday night at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Paul Haile, after a short illness, sup was n life long
resident of the Beth-Eden community. Funeral services were held at 2:30
Sunday afternoon at the Haile residence on Nance street with the Rev. J.
R. McKittrick in charge assisted by the Rev. J. W. Carson. Burial followed
in Kings Creek cemetery. Surviving are two sons and two daughters, Eugene
Brock, Newberry: Bennie Brock, Salem Cross Roads; Mrs. Belle Felker and
Mrs. Paul Haile, Newberry; 18 grand-children and one great-grandchild.
James R. Leavell Funeral Home in charge.
Newberry Observer - Feb 7, 1889
Last week we
copied from the Press and Reporter a list of Road Overseers for No. 9
Township. Other patrans have been added and we publish the entire
list, also the list for No. 10, as furnished us by County Commissioner J.
Overseers for No. 9 Township
T. L. Wheeler, J. M. Wheeler,
Ben Kempson, A. M. Boland, A. H. Miller, J. M. Werts, W. P. Counts, T.
Berley Hawkins, W. W. Sheely, Geo. Stockman, James Wise, Henry P.
Dominick, Nathan Wheeler, G. C. Fellers, J. B. Stockman, John Dominick,
George Stockman, Bennett Dawkins, W. S. boozer, John Cameron, J. I.
Morris, Jno. W. Dominick, O. P. Harris, S. C. Minick, J. S. Bowers, C. D.
Hunter, W. P. Bedenbaugh, N. Y. Dennis, Henry Berry, Ed Merchant, Calvin
Ringley, Hillary Moore, D. S. Cannon.
Overseers for No. 10
George Friffin, Maybin Moore, T. J. Wilson, J. L. Sheely, John
Singley, L. I. Epting, G. S. Livingston, Pierce Ellisor, A. M. Counts,
Geo. E. Livingston, Henry Rikard, Jefferson Quattlebaum, M. L.
Overseers for No. 8 Township
A. C. Thomason, Moorman Ruff,
H. F. Hawkins, W. Y. Lyles, J. B. Thomason, A. J. Willingham, David
Thomas, W. B. Whitney,Joseph Maffett.
Overseers for No. 4
Thos. Abrams, Jno. M. Suber, W. R. Shannon, S. P. McCracken,
James Denson, W. L. Duckett, James McCarley, T. D. Ramage, Geo. Hipp, T.
L. Harmon, Pink M. Denson, Sam'l Shannon.
Overseers for No. 2
W. B. Reagin, S. S. Cunningham, Charlie Suber, John Mayes,
Jno. W. Gilliam, T. H. Hutchison, J. C. Lane, A. J. Gibson, Milton
Marshall, J. W. Caldwell, Harnt Worthy, Harman Bremer, Thos. W. Keitt,
James Brown, Jno. C. Brown.
Overseers for No. 11 Township
Eargle, Jno. D. Suber, Walter Koon, F. E. Maybin, C. F. Boyd, L. B.
Eargle, W. F. Brown, Wm. Hentz, Wm. Hatton, W. Q. Hipp, S. J. Williamson,
J. J. Hipp, W. F. Suber, W. H. Counts, T. E. Sligh, Perry Halfacre, Henry
Koon, Jno H. Harmon, D. A. Dickert, J. L. Hughey, Chas, Ringer.
Newberry Observer - Feb 7, 1889
Mr. B. F. Cannon and Mr. C. D.
Burhardt are ssawing near Mr. Cannon's. They are doing a right good
Miss Janie Chalmers school at Garmany Academy is in a
flourishing condition, with about 30 scholars in attendance.
Mr. C. F.
Boyd has moved into the Halfacre settlement from Prsoperity, and has gone
to farming. He has gone at it with a vim, and we wish him
If the farmers will adopt Mr. H. C. Wilson's plan of making
corn there will be no need of going to town to buy it, and we would all
have fatter horses.
Mr. H. W. Bowles, president of the Y.M.C.A. of
Garmany Academy having moved to Edgefield, left the Accociation witout a
president. There was an election last Sabbath for new officers,
which resulted: H. S. Knight, President; T. B. Leitzsey, Vice-President,
J. H. McGraw, Secretary. This Accociation meets onces a
Newberry Observer - Feb 14, 1889
The Circuit Court
The jury in
the case of Ferm Gary, charged with murder, brought in a verdict of not
The case against Geo. Benson, Geo. Jenkins, Daniel Henderson,
F R. Wallace and others, charge with grand larcenty-the "meal case'-was
The case against Rush, Turner, Perry and Stout Banks and
Jefferson Holley, charged with arson, was continued. A motion for
bail was argued on Friday-affidavits being submitted on both sides-and the
Court granted bail in the sum of $2000 for each defendant. On
Saturday morning the order was so modified as to adudit of a joint and
several bond for all the five defendants in the sum of $3000. The
defendants gave a qualified bond on Monday, with the following
sureties: Henry M. Dominick, Zachary W. Taylor, Jno L. Cook, Wm. H.
Long and Jno. Cornellius Koon-and were released on bail.
against Butler Banks, charged with assault with intent to kill, was
continued. The defendant has not yet been arrested.
sentences were imposed by the court upon the persons convicted during the
State vs. Allen White; grand larceny; 6 months in the
State vs. John Bowers, alias Pick Bowers; malicious
mischief - two cases - pleaded guilty in one case and was found guilty in
the other; 8 months in the penitentiary in one case, and 5 months in the
State vs. Jack Hayes; housebreaking in the day time; 1 year in
The Sessions Court adjourned -- on Saturday
morning, and the Court of Common Pleas was opened. The Court was
engaged on Saturday in sounding the civil dockets and hearing motions in
The petit jury for the second week appeard on Monday, and
the Court has been engaged since in the trial of jury
Presentment of the Grand Jury.
The Grand Jury finished their
work on Thursday morning, and made the following Presentment to the
To His Honor J. H. Hudson, Judge Presiding: The Grand Jury would
report that they have given attention to and reported all Bills handed
them by the Honorable Solicitor, O. L. Schumpert.
Monday, the 11th, was the day fixed for a
meeting of the Confederate survivors of Newberry County to elect five of
their number as a Board of Pension Commissioners, to act with the three
Pension Examiners of the County.
Y. J. Pope was elected chairman and C.
F. Boyd secretary.
Dr. S. Pope offered the following resolution, which
Resolved, That each survivor present give to the secretary
his name and the command with which he served in the Confederate army,
that a roll of the survivors may be preserved.
The enrollment was then
proceeded with as follows:
Co., B, 3d SC Regiment
David Pitts, E. P.
Bradley, E. C. Longshore, M. H. Gary, J. D. Smith, A. J. Livingston, A. P.
Davis, Joshua Davis, J. W. McKittraick, J. M. Workman, Thompson Conner,
John B. Campbell, L. M. Speers.
Co. C, 3d SC Regiment
Blair, J. P. Blair, E. P. Cromer, John B. Fellers, A. A. Kibler, D. L.
Clamp, J. W. Sligh, John C. Wilson, S. S. Passinger, S. H. Fellers, I. W.
Long, Thos. W. Adams, I. H. Boulware, G. G. Lane, G. F. Long.
Co. E, 3d
J. E. Brown, W. T. Tarrant, O. L. Schumpert, T. M. Lake, R.
H. Wright, C. F. Boyd, Peter Rodelsperger, W. H. Hiats, a. J. Kilgore, J.
N. Martin, T. S. Duncan, M. Foot, Sr., T. S. Moorman, Y. J. Pope, H. H.
Lovelace, W. W. Riser, D. R. Wheeler, P. H. Duckett, S. L. Atchison, S. J.
Wood, A. J. Willingham, John Duckett, Moorman Ruff.
Co. H, 3d SC
H. M. Dominick, B. F. Boozer, George Lester, D. A. Dickert, R.
I. Stoudemeyer, P. B. Whites, John W. Monts
Co. A, 3d SC
John N Bass
Co. G, 13th SC Regiment
Jacob B. Fellers, J.
M. Taylor, J. C. Koon, A. J. Rankin, S. P. Tayler, John P. Banks,
Jacob Dominick, D. T. Dominick, A. P. Dominick, J. T. P. Crosson, L.
S. Bowers, A. H. Wheeler, J. M. Wheeler, Jefferson Quattlebaum, J. E.
Quattlebaum, Luther Kinard, D. T. Dennis, Andrew Kinard, T. D. Kinard,
John P. Kinard, Jefferson Kinard, G. S. Moore, Henry Rankin, John Taylor,
Jacob L. Feller, J. D. A. Kibler, John F. Kibler, Jacob Hawkins, George B.
Hawkins, Leander Long, A. H. Miller, Bennett H. Miller, William Dennis, G.
Os Wells, Co. D, 3d SC Regiment
A. M. Bowers, Co. D, 13th
J. H. Ruff, Co. D, 13th SC Regiment
R. T. C. Hu;;nter,
Co. H., Holcombe Legion
W. H. Long, Co. H, Holcome Legion.
Boozer, Co. H, Holcombe Legion
J. F. J. Caldwell, Co. B, 1st SC
T. B. Leitzsey, Co. B, 1st SC Regiment
W. B. Franklin, Co.
B, 1st SC Regiment
Jacob.Crouch, Co. B, 11th SC Regiment
Waters, Co. F, 11th SC Regiment
R. L. McCaughrin, 11th SC
C. H. Suber, 11th SC Regiment
Co. F, 20th SC Regiment
O. Henson, W. O. Goree, D. W. T. Kibler, John P. Kinard, J. C. Wilson, T.
W. McCullough, J. D. Wedaman, John C. Lane, S. S. Abrams, O. H. Buzhardt,
M. L. Dickert, Spencer P. Baird, L. L. Moore.
J. Y. Culbreath, George Johnstone, T. C. Pool, John R.
Spearman, James S. Spearman, Frank G. Spearman.
W. H. Wallace, 4th
Regiment State Milita
J. J. Johnstone, 4th Regiment State Milita
F. Longshore, Co. G, Holcombe Legion
J. W. Gary, Co. G, 2nd SC
E. P. McClintock, Co. G, 2nd SC Cavalry
T. V. Wicker, 2nd SC
Dr. S. Pope, Surgeon 20th Ga, Regiment
Joseph S. Reid, Co. G, 20th Miss. Regiment
B. F. Hawkins, Co.
B, 18th SC Regiment
E. A. Scott, 2nd Ala. Vol.
W. Y. Fair, Co. G,
M. A. Carlisle, Palmetto Battalion Light Artillery
J. Lake, Co. B, 22nd SC Regiment
Co. D, 7th SC Cavalry
W. G. Abrams,
I. Z. Abrams, John Odell, Willilam Wicker
C. B. Buist, Charleston
A. J. McCaughrin, 27th SC Remiment
G. W. Holland
Piter, Lee's Staff
N. B. Muryck
Peter Robertson, Hart's
The following five were elected, by ballot, as Pension
Commissioners: Jno. C. Wilson, C. F. Boyd, B. F. Boozer, Dr. Sampson
Pope and J. D. Wedaman.
On motion of Geo. Johnstone, the president and
secretary were directed to draft a short constitution for the Survivors'
Association, to be submitted at the next meeting.
On motion of O. L.
Schumpert, a committee of five was appointed by the chair to make suitable
arrangements for the survivors' meeting in October. The committee
consists of O. L. Schumpert, R. T. C. Hunter, D. A. Dickert, L. P. Miller,
and L. M. Speers.
The secretary, Mr. C. F. Boyd, requests us to ask
that all Confederate survivors in the County of Newberry furnish him with
their names and the names of their commands, so that he may enroll
Newberry Observer Feb. 21, 1889
Mr. L. B. Cline, a brother
of the late Wallace A. Cline, died at his home in Greenville the 15th
Mrs. Elvira Rutherford died in Newberry on Thursday, the 14th
instant, aged about seventy-five years.
Mr. Pierce Buzhardt, son of Mr.
M. H. Buzhardt, of this county, died on Monday, the 18th instant, of
typhoid fever, in the 23d year of his age.
Dr. William Henry Harrington
died at his home in Crawfordville, Miss., on the 10th instant. He
was born at Newberry on the 19th of November, 1816, and was the son of
Young John and Nancy (Calmes) Harrington. After receiving a good
literary education, he entered the Medical profession, having been
graduated from the Medical College of Charleston, SC. He married on the
18th of November, 1841, to Miss Sarah Strother O'Neall, the only surviving
child of Chief Justice John Belton O'Neall. She died in August,
1857. He was again married in December, 1858, to Mrs. Hollingsworth,
of Edgefield, SC., who survives him. Dr. Harrington lived in Newberry from
his birth until 1865, when he removed to Mississippi. During his
residence in Newberry he represented Newberry District in the House of
Representatives of South Carolina for two years. In order to devote
himself to his planting interest, he gave up the practice of his chosen
profession some time before he left South Carolina to Mississippi, where
he pursued it with much success.
Dr. Harrington inherited his father's
abilities and graceful manners, and the gentleness and aniabilty of his
mother. By inheritance and by marriage he came into possession of
wealth, which he employed, not in making senseless displays, but in
adorning and rendering attractive a happy home, in acts of beneflience,
and in dispensing a generous hospitality. Having leisure-especially
before the disasters of the recent war-to devote to books, he read
extensively and to good purpose. Few men excelled him as a
conversationist, and by his attractive manners and unfailing courtesy he
threw a charm about every social circle into which he entered. The
habitual expression of his countenace was serene and pleasant, indicating
a heart free from guile and malice. As a mere man, he was
impressive; his erect, handsome figure, manly deportment and intelligent
face harmonizing with the refinement and dignity of his character.
He seemed to have been born to bless the world with his unselfish
disposition, his unvarying cheerfulness and his ex-emplary piety. It
was well said of him by a gentleman, on the streets of Newberry, when he
heard of his fatal illness; "H is one of Nature's Nobleman". He is
to be remembered among the men whose lives have shed honor and renown upon
the county of Newberry.
Dr. Harrington was the father of Mrs. Dr.
Sampson Pope, the late Mrs. J. Wistar Gary and the late Young John
Harrington, Edq., of Newberry, and of Mrs. Thomas J. Lipscomb of Columbia,
SC. He leaves a son, Dr. Belton Harrington, and a daughter, Mrs.
Kier, in Mississippi, and a son, Hugh O'Neall Harrington, in Texas-all of
whom were children of his first marriage, there being no issue by the
second marriage. He was also the brother of Mrs. Nancy Moon, of
Newberry, who is now the only surviving member of her father's
Dr. Harrington's remains have been brought to Newberry and
interred in the Calmes cemetery, where his maternal grandparents, his own
parents, his deceased wife, and many more of his kindred are quietly
The State 1/9/1916
Special to The State.
Newberry, Jan. 8.--The Comrades' club met on Thursday afternoon with
Miss Ruby Goggans, a number of visitors sharing in the pleasures of
progressive rook with the club. The games were followed by a salad
On Friday morning Miss Bess Burton entertained the Young Peoples' Rook
club, her guests including, besides the members of the club, Misses Mary,
Margaret and Goode Burton and Anne Jones. After a number of games coffee
and fruit cake were served.
About 60 of the young set gathered at the home of Mrs. B. C. Matthews
on Friday evening to dance the old year out and the new year in. A merry
time was spend by the young folk.
A fitting climax to the season's festitvities was the party given by
Miss Grace Wilbur in honor of her 16th birthday on Friday, December 31.
Several lively contests were enjoyed after which the guests were invited
into the dining room and and served a sweet course.
Mrs. J. T. McCracken was hostess for the Calvin Crozier chapter, U. D.
C. on Tuesday afternoon at her home on College street. It was reported
that the mock wedding given during the holidays netted the chapter about
$75. A report was also made of the Christmas cheer dispensed in one of the
mill villages. Plans for the play "Fl??? of the Toy Shop,' to be given the
latter part of the month were discussed. The historical programme
consisted of an article from the Confederate Veteran on "A Soldier's
Christmas" read by Miss Eva Goggans and a paper written by W. G. Peterson,
telling of his experiences during the war, read by Mrs. Herman Wright. At
the conclusion of business a sweet course was served.
The Rook club was entertained on Wednesday afternoon by Mrs. C. L.
Watkins on Boundary street. The top score was made by Mrs. Elmer Summer
and she was presented with a little good luck "Tipperary" dog. A tempting
salad course, followed by coffee and fruit cake was served when the games
were over. Miss Watkins' guests included Mesdames D. J. Burns, E. S.
Summer, F. C. Sligh, W. L. Langford, J. H. Mayes, J. M. Smith, D. A.
Langford, J. B. Fox, R. D. Smith, Jr., and Miss Sada Seay of
This data was originally published in SCMAR Spring 1998, Vol. XXVI, No.
2, and was transcribed by Genealogy Trails by D. Whitesell.
Telescope and South Carolina State Journal
Issue of July 31,
Obituary. At his residence in Newberry District, on the 20th
inst., the Rev. Charles Strong, in the 36th year of his age. A
severe attack of bilious remittent fever terminated, in the course of nine
days, the life of this excellent man, and eminent minster of the
Gospel. He graduated at the South Carolina College and passed
through a regular course of studies in the Theological Seminary in the
city of New York. He has left an amiable widow with five small
State Gazette and Columbian Advertiser
On Thursday last, in Newberry
district, by S. Cannon, Esq., Mr. Adam Hipp to Miss Elizabeth Piester,
eldest daughter of Major Piester, both of Newberry.
State Gazette and Columbian Advertiser
Issue of November 20,
On Tuesday, the 9th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Drehr, Mr. William
Irby, of Newberry, to Mary Eigleberger, of Lexington District.
This data was originally published in SCMAR Spring 1998, Vol. XXVI, No.
2, and was transcribed for Genealogy Trails by D. Whitesell.
Gazette and Columbian Advertiser
Issue of July 15, 1823
Common Pleas, Newberry district, John Bauskett vs. Robert T. Cates &
Co. Attachment. Whereas the plaintiff did on the 25th day of July
1822 file his declaration in the office of the clerk of this honorable
court against Robert F. Cates and John S. Cates, the defendants, who are
absent, as it is said, from and without the limits of this state. It
is therefore ordered, that the said defendants plead to the said
declaration on or before the 25th day of July 1823, otherwise final and
absolute Judgment will be given against them. Y. J. Harrington,
C.C.C.P. October Term 1822
Newberry observer, 2/21/1889
Killed by Accident
Discharge of a Pistol Results in the Death of Clarence
Bamberg, SC., Feb. 18-Clarence, an eleven-year-old son of Mr.
P. W. Sandifer, who lives five miles south of here, was accidentlly shot
by his playmate, Henry Morris, yesterday morning, frour the effect of
which he died yesterday afternoon. Young Sandifer was on his way to
Sunday school and called in at Mr. W. H. Morris' to accompany his
boys. While they were dressing a pistol was found in one of the
bureau drawers. Young Morris took it out to show it to Sandifer, and
in handling it was accidentally discharged. The discharge resulted
in the death of Clarence Sandifer. A jury of inquest was empanelled
by Acting Coroner D. J. Rowe today and a verdict of accidental killing
The State, May 13, 1915
and Miss Matilda Sheppard were married yesterday morning at 9:30 o'clock
at the home of the bride's brother on Bull Street by the Rev. H. A.
McCullough. Mr. and Mrs. Sheppard have many friends in the city who
wish them prosperity and happiness. Mrs. Sheppard has been an
efficient nurse at the Childrens Clinic.
James Augustus Young
Newberry, Jan. 18 - James Augustus Young, son
of Col. Nathan H. Young, died at his home in Prosperity this morning at 1
o'clock, and will be buried in Prosperity cemetery tomorrow morning at 11
o'clock. He was 33 years of age and was never. married. [1915-01-19;
I wish to make corrections in the names of the Pughs. Timothy Pugh was
not the first Pugh to come to South Carolina. He was the grand son of
Azariah Pugh, the first one of that name to come to the Quaker settlement
on Bush River.
Azariah Pugh was the grandson of Ellis Pugh, a Quaker preacher and
writer who came to America from Meriwether Wales in 1687 and settled in
Montgomery County Pennsylvania. Among his sons was one named Thomas.
Thomas's son Azariah, moved from Pennsylvania to Frederick County Virginia
and later in 1765 he came to South Carolina. He had six sons, five of whom
moved to Ohio in 1801 settling near Waynesville. His son William stayed on
in South Carolina. William had one son Timothy. Timothy’s sons were
William, Hawkins and Thomas. The daughters were Katherine and Martha.
I am the daughter of William, no doubt my grandfather Timothy was the
last Quaker in the Bush River section as he never joined any other
denomination as other Quakers did. He is buried in the Quaker graveyard on
Bush River. [Sallie Pugh, Newberry Observer 7/4/1939, p4]
THE SOUTH CAROLINA KUKUX
The Cold-Blooded Murder of the Wounded Man,
Faulkner-Testimony at the Coroner's Inquest
From the Columbia (S. C.)
Union. May 31.
On the 25th inst. there appeared in the columns of this
paper an account of the murder of Faulkner, the Newberry Kuklux, by some
persons unknown. The following report of the proceedings of the Coroner's
inquest upon the body of the murdered Faulkner will set all doubts at
rest. Faulkner was lying at the house of a Mr. Williams, in Edgefield
County, attended by his wife, and, it is said, was about to be moved to
North Carolina, intending, no doubt, to forfeit his bail and leave the
State. The evidence discloses a cold-blooded murder, and is as
The acting Coroner who hold the inquest was Mr. L. Colbreath, Trial
Justice, and the foreman of the jury was Rev. John Trait. Mr. J. C.
Williams testified as follows :
That a man came to his father's house
on the evening of the 20th inst. and said he wished to see a Mr. Faulkner,
who, he understood, was in the house wounded. He said to Mr. Williams that
his business was to apprise the wounded man that his whereabouts was
known, and also of the danger he was in if he remained any longer in his
present condition; that he came as a friend, and asked Mr. Williams if he
could loan him a wagon to carry away the wounded man. After the said
conversation with the stranger Mr. Williams returned to the house and
acquainted Mr. Faulkner with what the stranger had said, and at the same
time asked Mr. Faulkner if he must let him come in. Mr. Faulkner said "
Yes, let him come in." I then returned to the gate and told the gentleman
he might go in and talk with Mr. Faulkner. When the gentleman arrived at
the door of the room where Mr. Faulkner lay, he requested to speak
privately to Mr. Faulkner. So Mr. Faulkner requested myself and Mrs.
Faulkner to retire, which he did. After talking a short time he came out
of the room and went toward the crate. As soon as the gentleman left the
room, I entered and asked Mr. Faulkner what he thought of the
He replied that he thought he (the stranger) was his friend and that he
had gone out to bring in a person whom he knew. The strange gentleman
again returned and said he wished to deliver a message he had from the
gentleman who was at the gate. So Mr. Faulkner asked myself and his wife
to leave the room again until the stranger delivered the message. The
stranger remained in the room a short time, and when he came out, asked me
to accompany him down to the gate and remain with the horses until he and
the other gentleman came in and saw Mr. Faulkner together. So I walked
with him down to the gate, but saw no horses. Just as I was passing
through the gate, up rose three men, who presented pistols at me, and told
me if I attempted to move they would shoot me dead. I told them I would
obey their commands. The gentleman who came with me from the house,
beckoned to one of the four men who were at the gate. The two men ran to
the house, rushed into the room, and fired two shots at Mr. Faulkner, both
of them taking effect, one passing through his head and the other through
the thigh. Immediately after the ports of the pistols, the two men ran
with all their might down to the gate where the other three men were, who
had me in custody. I was then told to go to the house. The live men then
ran off with all their might. I then hastened to the house, and found Mr.
Faulkner a corpse. I did not know any of the men.
The evidence of Mrs. Faulkner was very short, the substance of which is
Mrs. Faulkner was in the room when a strange person came in
and asked my husband to have me hide my face; I left the room by the
request of Mr. Faulkner; after the stranger left the room, I returned to
the room where Mr. Faulkner was, and asked him what he thought of the
stranger; he said he thought the man was his friend, but that he was
afraid of the party, but said the gentleman was going to bring in another
gentleman by the name of Taylor, who lived at Saluda Old Town, and that
they were to remove him (Mr. Faulkner) four or five miles to-night, and
that they had a spring wagon to carry him, but that she must not go along
with him, as they were to take him (Mr. Faulkner) to North Carolina, and
that she could follow in a few days ; that she would be informed of his
The fore going is a complete history of this affair. It is said that
Faulkner had talked too freely for one placed in his position, and that
this was the means taken to prevent a further divulgences of the terrible
secrets which he possessed. [The New York Times, June 3, 1871]
SOUTH CAROLINA KUKLUX
Attack Upon a Colored County Commissioner in His
Own House—He is Shot Twice and His Wife and Child are
the Gang Shot and Severely Injured by Him—A Girl Brutally Whipped.
the Columbia (S. C.) Union. May 16.
The Kuklux, to the number of about
100, made one of their characteristic visits to Newberry
Court-house, Sunday morning, between 1 and 2 o'clock, and
succeeded in shooting one county officer, wounding him in
two places, and, it is thought, fatally wounding his wife, she
being shot through the back, and also wounding her child, of
three years of age, through both hips. The facts, as narrated to us
by Mr. Simeon Young, (colored,) the wounded man, who is Chairman of the
Board of County Commissioners, and whom we visited last
evening, upon his arrival in this city, are as follows: Young says, "I
live in the town of Newberry, and on Sunday morning last, between 1 and 2
o'clock, my wife woke me up. saying there was Kuklux outside. I
immediately jumped out of bed and took my rifle. They broke in the window
of the bed-room and threw a turpentine ball into the room, which I
smothered with a blanket. They then went to the front door of the house,
burst that in, and threw several of the turpentine balls into the room,
which made into the room, which I smothered with a blanket. They then went
to the front door of the house, burst that in, and threw several of the
turpentine balls into the room, which mnde it light, and then burst open
the bedroom door, and fired through the partition some ten or twelve
shots, wounding my wife through the back, and my child through both hips,
as they lay in bed. After pushing the door shut several times, I let it
come open and fired upon the nearest man, wounding him severely. I then
jumped through the window, and as I was running through the crowd, and
about to leap the fences, I received two shots in the thigh". This is the
statement of Mr. Young as made to our reporter last evening, and it is
corroborated by other parties, both white and colored, who were witnessess
to some parts of the subsequent proceedings. The squad that came to
Young's house numbered about thirty, being nearly one-third of the party,
the remainder of the band remaining in the road, except when one squad was
sent to visit the house of Trial Justice Long, who secreted himself and
escaped them. On Sunday night they also visited the residence of David
Hailstock, another of the County Commissioners, but he had intimation of
their coming and took to the woods, and thus eluded them. The Kuklux
wounded by Young, at his house, turns out to be a man named Watt Faulkner,
who was formerly a gambler in this city. He is very seriously wounded, and
it is reported Sheriff proceeded to the locality and arrested Faulkner on
Sunday, and lodged him in jail, where he was yesterday, The impression
prevails, however, that his release will be attempted by his comrades.
There was another shooting scrape also in Newberry, yesterday, growing out
of the refusal by a colored man to exchange silver money for greenbacks.
Upon his refusal, a young man living about four miles from town fired four
shots at the colored man. None took effect. Information was received
yesterday of the killing of the Kuklnx of a man near Gist's Station, on
the Spartanburg and Union Railroad, on Saturday night, and also of the
brutal whipping of a young girl at the same time and place. [The New York
Times, Published: May 19. 1871]
A Good Man for a Policeman,
the Newberry (S.C.) Herald.
We are told that a colored man named
Henson, living in this town, has not slept for three months.
He labors under some nervous disorder. No pain is experienced by the
unfortunate fellow. The physicians are treating this novel phenomenon. It
seems to us that insanity or death must have intervened by this time and
yet his mind is clear and he labors every day. [The New York Times,
Published: February 14,1872]
ARREST OF A SOUTHERN BIGAMIST.
KEITT, of NEWBERRY, S. C, HELD TO AWAIT THE
ACTION OF THE GRAND JURY — A
STIR AMONG THE " BEST
Special Dispatch to the New-York Time.
5.— A private letter received from South Carolina states that Col. Keitt,
of Newberry Court-house, was arrested at that place, on Saturday last, on
the charge of bigamy, and in default of bail was held to await the action
of the Grand Jury. This expose has created a sensation in South Carolina,
as the accused is a near relative of the late Laurence M. Keitt, who
figured so prominently in Congress prior to the rebellion, and is
connected with some of the best families of that State. [The New York
Times, Published: Sept. 6, 1877]
THE FIRST SHOT AT SUMTER.
SKETCH OF CAPT. JAMES, WHO FIRED THE SIGNAL
From the Charleston (S. C.) News.
Judge J. M. Crosson, a native
of Newberry County, who graduated at the South Carolina College about
1840, and afterward moved to Texas, in a recent sketch, of Col. George S.
James, who fired the first gun in the late war, says: "When a boy at
Erskine College, South Carolina, he ran off and joined the Palmetto
Regiment en route to Mexico, and for his gallantry was appointed
Sergeant-Major of the regiment. After his return from the Mexican war he
graduated at the South Carolina College in the class with Prof. Girardeau,
now of Houston. He, with Howard Caldwell, a promising young poet, (now
dead,) went to Arkansas, selling 'Benton's Thirty Years in the Senate.'
Young James taught a school of Indians at Fort Scott, in Indian Territory.
Thence he walked to Fairfield, where his friend W. C. Wilson was
practicing law. Young James walked up to the landlord at the hotel, saying
it was customary for guests to deposit their baggage, and handed him his
gloves. He at once obtained a fine school and made many friends. He was a
splendid scholar and a magnificent man, both intellectually and
physically. While there his uncle, Judge O'Neal, Chief-Justice of South.
Carolina, obtained for him the appointment of First Lieutenant in the
Third United States Artillery,then Col. Worth's regiment. He was a
splendid shot with a rifle, and while others used shotguns in driving he
always brought down the bucks on the run with his rifle. While stationed
at Fort Randal, in Nebraska, he resigned and returned to South Carolina
before she seceded. Upon secession he was appointed Captain of artillery
and was stationed at Charleston. He afterward led a gallant regiment from
his native county—Laurens, S. C. His color bearer, his cousin Willie
Simpson, was killed because, though surrounded and overpowered, he would
not surrender his flag. Col. James was killed at Boonesborough Gap at the
head of his regiment, which was annihilated. He fell into the hands of his
old comrades of the Third United States Artillery, who had him decently
buried, and preserved the watch and other things upon his body and sent
them to his brother in South Carolina." [The New York Times, Published:
August 9, 1886]
Observer 1/12/1915, page 8
For the manure off the
streets and at the fire department, to be handed to the clerk of the city
council by the 12 of
January 1915. (Bid to be handed to the clerk, not
Large store on Main Street $20; 8 rooms over the store @
$1 - $3 and a hall 30 x 80 feet. 7 room cottage suitable for
families $8. Modern conveniences in all the buildings. Rebecca L.
A farmer in Jalapa (Name not given) in a period of five years failed to
raise guineas - with all male birds. Next he tried Chinese geese, ordering
two from Missouri. Two years of patient watching and waiting and not an
egg or gosling. Fi-nally, a near neighbor, J. C. Duncan, being full of
pity for the would-be poultry raiser, kindly presented a mate for the two
birds. Perhaps now there will be some activity on the poultry farm.
Newberry Observer 7/30/1937, p2
Viewing the present
prosperity and popularity of Freemasonry, it is difficult to realize that
in America about 100 years ago a strong fight was made against the order.
The opposition was caused by the disappearance of William Morgan who had
published what he claimed was a revelation of the secret work of masonry.
Morgan was never heard of after his disappearance from Canandaigua NY in
September 1826. Although the various Grand Lodges generally condemned what
was supposed to be the abduction of Morgan and offered rewards for his
alleged abductors, public sentiment was stirred against the order and a
strong anti-Masonic movement spread. Mass meetings denounced all Masons.
This anti-Masonic crusade continued for about 20 years but gradually
abated and from 1845 on, masonry revived and again began to spread
rapidly. Since then it has become one of the most powerful and beneficial
influences in the nation, enjoying practically universal respect and
Newberry Observer 8/20/1935, p5
Crosson School Reunion
The 9th reunion of the Survivors Association of the Crosson Field
School met on August 9 and seldom is it the privilege of anyone to spend a
more pleasant day than it was for those who were present on that
Early in the week the executive committee with a bevy of coworkers
from the vicinity had cleaned the grounds, built new tables and was in
general readiness. The only thing overlooked by them was that nature had
beat the girls to their chorus stand but it only added to the merriment
and taught the fine bevy of 20 girls an added lesson of self-reliance. For
without an instrument of any kind they sang as gay as a lark at our
neighborhood club, to bring forward as many of these pretty old songs of
former days and sing them from memory. They have been with us for two
years and I am sure they are already anticipating the hearty laughs and
many rides of another year.
Early in the day the arrivals began and
before the noon hour there was a fine audience of representative people
from all over different parts of the state. While some of the program
speakers ( for valid reasons) did not fill their appointments there were
equally as good substitutes. Where would you find men that would make
better speeches than James H. Hope, Rev. Carl Caughman, G. K. Dominick,
Rev. Keisler, Dr. D. M. Crosson and others.
It was to be regretted that
the seats of the centenarians table were not occupied this year, although
the table with fresh white linen, vase of flowers and chairs were all in
readiness. One old lady (101 years old) had responded to her invitation
that she was expecting to be there.
The barbecue and picnic were fine.
When these auxiliaries put their shoulders to the wheel things move. The
old officials were all re-elected. There had been five deaths of the
survivors to report in the past year. This leaves 20 boys and 27 girls of
the first public school enrollment of Newberry County still living.
of the deaths reported this year occurred in Atlanta in the old woman’s
home (Ms. Tallulah Mathis). She had been getting around in a wheel chair
for a number of years. Another in the veterans home in Columbia (Mrs.
Rhoda Watts). One in the home of a daughter in Newberry (Mrs. Sallie
Mills) . The others in homes of their own and that of relatives
Newberry Observer 6/11/1940, p4
The first PUBLIC SCHOOL
of Newberry County started in 1870 and was one of the first in the state
of South Carolina to be established. It was on a 400 acre farm. 100 acres
of this farm, lying from the road on the right of the school grounds,
extended to the present highway near the corporate limits of the town of
Prosperity. The broad tract of land was the scene of many beautiful crops,
the first appearance of the Tozer steam engine built in Columbia and used
in Newberry County and the site of the first use of the McCormick reaper
used in the state. In those days before population and industry as well as
commerce the population was centered along railroads. This section was a
landmark known far and wide. The owner of this farm was John Thomas
Presley Crosson. He was the oldest son of James and Rebecca Halfacre
Crosson. He was born February 15, 1832, a graduate of Erskine college in
the class of 1855 with Boyd, Hood, Latham, Otis, Craig, Grier and a number
of others. He was married to Rosanna Catherine Cook in 1856. Mr. Crossan
was a soldier in the Confederate war. He served in Company G, 13th SC
Regiment McGowan’s brigade and saw service in the battles of
Mechanicsville, Gaines Mill, Cold Harbor, Frasier’s mill, Mount Vernon
Hill, second Manassas, Ochs felt, Sharpsburg, Harpers Ferry,
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, white Oak Swamp, the
Wilderness, Maine Run, Nole Station, Frasier’s farm, Deep Bottom,
Hatcher’s Run, Mittin road, Jones house, Jericho Ford, Ridley shops, Reams
station, Falling Water, Richmond, Petersburg and Appomattox. His company
G, SC Regt. was engaged in 74 skirmishes and fights and he answered to 72
roll calls and waded the Potomac River three times. He said, “Often after
a long march some poor fellow would say—Crosson—I will skirmish and cook
the rations if you’ll write a letter to my home folks.” It was much easier
to drop down against the trunk of a tree and soon have something written
that would give pleasure to a dozen or more than it was to prepare the
supper with his inexperience in the culinary department.
Observer 12/23/1938, p1
City Health Officer Makes Annual Report For
At the regular annual meeting of the city Board of
Health the city health officer H. Thomas Long rendered his annual report.
The members of the Board of Health are Dr. J. G. McCullough, A. F. Bush,
Dr. E. H. Bowman Sr., W. R. Thornton and B. O. Creekmore.
is the complete report of Health Officer Long to the Board of
City Board of Health
The following is a report submitted for the year
The premises have been checked regularly have found in a good
sanitary condition as a whole.
During the year the barbershops were
angered condition. Two barbershops had hot and cold running water
In checking the meat markets only 42 pounds of bad meat were
destroyed and 226.5 pounds of bad fish were destroyed during the entire
The merchants were very nice in cooperating with me to keep the
markets clean and sanitary.
The alleys have been sprayed regularly
during the year to prevent the breeding of insects and to keep down
All drugstores were inspected regularly and found in a very good
I had the local men, that were peddling meat over the city,
to obtain permits for selling the same. They were selling the meat before
obtaining a license.
There were quite a number of contagious diseases
quarantined during the year. I quarantined three cases of mumps, 277 cases
of measles, six cases of chickenpox, three cases of scarlet fever, eight
cases of whooping cough and two cases of diphtheria.
I have carried
milk samples from older dairies regularly to Columbia to the state Board
of Health for inspection. As a whole, the dairies checked all right. The
dairies were inspected rarely every month. As a whole, the dairies were
clean with the exception of a few. They were cleaned and are in good
condition at the present time.
During the year I had 10 pigs removed
from the city limits.
The cow lots were inspected regularly during the
year. I found that some were not as clean as they should have been causing
a very offensive odor. At the present the cow lots are in good
38 surplus toilets were erected during the year to replace
unfit ones and also new ones were erected for tenant houses. A number of
sewage lines were unclogged during the year.
During the entire year
only two houses had to be fumigated for TB germs.
I had water from five
wells tested. The water from four of the wells was unfit for drinking and
one well was in good condition.
The schools were inspected and the
result was that the toilets were in a very bad condition in most of the
schools. However, some few toilets were in good shape. The jail has been
scrubbed very often to ensure cleanliness and sanitation.
of the city have cooperated with me in keeping the produce off the street.
They keep the produce on racks about 20 inches above the sidewalk to keep
the produce clean and free from germs.
As a whole the cafés have been
in good condition during the year. I sincerely hope that my services have
met with the entire approval of the Board. It has been a pleasure to work
with the entire city and under the direction of the Board to ensure
healthful and sanitary conditions for our city of Newberry. In the future,
if I may be of any service to the Board, I will be so glad to do so. I
Yours very sincerely,
H. T. Long
Newberry Observer 11/1/1938, p4
Mrs. Ella Boland celebrated her 88th
birthday at her home in Little Mountain on October 30, 1938 by having her
children with her for the day. They are: J. L. Boland of Greenville, Mr.
and Mrs. G. M. Boland of Columbia, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cumalander of
Clinton, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Boland of Clinton, F. M. Boland of Clinton,
Mrs. Henry Fliedner of Clinton and Mr. and Mrs. I. V. Matthews of Little
Mountain. Some of her grandchildren and great grand children were also
present. Though advanced in years, Mrs. Boland is active and alert,
keeping her home just as she has always done. Of a quiet, calm disposition
she has met life cheerfully and numbers her friends by the hundreds. She
is the daughter of the late Capt. George Epting. She was Elizabeth Chapman
Epting. She was born and reared at the Epting Homestead, 2 miles below
Mrs. Boland received her education at three schools.
First, attending the Crossroads School where she was taught successfully
by Capt. John Fulmer, Adam Counts and Mrs. Chapin. Mrs. Chapin was the
wife of Martin Chapin a Pennsylvanian who came South in search of health
and finally founded the town of Chapin. Mrs. Chapin was a well-educated
woman, refined and genteel, a great favorite with her pupils. The second
school she attended was at St. John's, in the Pomaria section where she
was taught by Willy Dickert. She and a group of Boys and Girls in her
neighborhood walked four miles to get the advantages of this school. They
left at daylight and returned home at dark.
Immediately following the
war, Mrs. Bolin had the good fortune to attend a boarding school in the
home of Mrs. Chapin. Here her teacher was Ms. Laura Gowan of Union. There
she was crowned Queen of the May at a Mayday festival. Wearing her sister
Narci’s beautiful white wedding dress and a crown of flowers, she made a
very happy Queen.
In speaking of her experiences during the war Mrs.
Boland tells of her family parching wheat to make a drink as a coffee
substitute and sweetening it with cane syrup.
She also tells the story
of Sherman's men as they marched through the Dutch Fork.
“A band of
Yankees came to my father's gin house and set fire to it. Flax was stored
under it and cotton inside. All was lost. Coming on up to our dwelling
they would have burned that but their leader was a Mason and my father was
one too so they exchanged a Masonic greeting and thus our house was saved.
However one of the men asked my father, “Is it true that you have a good
pistol hidden in a hollow tree in the woods as one of your colored people
told us?” When father answered in the affirmative he was told to go get
it. As he left the house we children all began to cry. One of the invaders
named Weaver, a mean looking man, said to us in a gruff voice, “Here,
here, you children! If you don't shut up we will have to give you
something to cry for.” Oh, how we quaked.
Plundering around, waiting
for the pistol, they found our dairy. Mother prided herself on being a
good housewife. That dairy was spotless and well supplied with cream, milk
and butter that day. Every Yankee was summoned to the feast but before
they tasted a thing, one man looked mother straight in the eye and said,
“Madam, tell the truth, is there any poison in this milk?” Mother answered
in her quiet dignified manner, “No indeed, I have never poisoned anything
in my life.” They all pitched in and nothing was left in the dairy but
Many changes and much progress have been seen by Mrs.
Boland during her life. Her relatives and friends are wishing for her a
happy birthday and many more.
Among those who visited her on her
birthday were George W. Summer, Mrs. J. H. Summer and R. Earl Summer of
Newberry, George and Jack Summer also visited their uncle, J. K. Summer of
Chapin who is 94 years old and another uncle Mr. John C. Epting of near
Little Mountain who is 84 years old.
Newberry Observer 2/25/1938, p2
The Ghost of a Once
By G. Leland Summer
We would not call the
suburban village of Helena a ghost town as expressed in western parlance,
even though the old machine shops and the people who worked in them have
gone. For many families have since that time resided and many still reside
within the community.
The village streets are narrow and the few
sidewalks are unpaved, indicating its early beginning. The large trees
that are left in its once large shaded grove were not so many years back,
where families held picnics, barbecues and campaign meetings. These are
relics of this once industrial village.
The site of the old Union
Church which stood many years after the War Between The States was beyond
the village about 200 yards to the right of the railroad near the edge of
some pine trees. The old graveyard shows some early markers, one square
enclosed within a heavy iron picket fence – graves of some early Germans
who are employed in the shops.
There were many private schools in the
community taught at different times by men and women of the old school.
They continued until the state graded school system started. The
instructors were highly cultured and well-educated.
Some early families
of the village were the Bowers, Coates, Leonardths, Summers, Zobel's and
The Leonardths and Zobel's came directly from Germany while
others moved from various parts of the County. The late Mrs. Kate Coates
was a native of Wales coming to this section when quite a young girl. It
was Jacob Bowers, an employee of the railroad who was captured by Yankee
soldiers in 1865 and was about to be shot for cutting a Negro who had
insulted a young white lady when Young Calvin Crozier, who was the guilty
one, came to the Yankee camp (a Negro Troops camp) and admitted that he
was the guilty one. He could have saved himself but did not want to see
another person die for what he had done.
Another Civil War story is
related by the late Col. D. A. Dickert in his History of Kershaw's Brigade
that one of the bravest Germans in the Confederate Army was the young
Helena boy Julius Zobel. At the Battle of KnoxvilleTennessee while serving
as private in the company of Capt. James D. Nance he was captured and
taken to the Bastille prison, a reputed loathsome den in New Jersey. While
there he was visited by the German Consul, who learning that he was not
yet naturalized, endeavored to get him freed. The only condition upon
which the Consul was able to get his freedom was that he join the Union
forces. Young Zobel's reply to this proposal was that he would rather die
in that hellhole then desert his friends and comrades, betray the flag
under which he was serving.
An incident is related in the Annals of
Newberry about the time when the wife of Pres. Jefferson Davis passed
through Newberry with her sister on their way to their home in Alabama.
The ladies were accompanied by a Confederate escort of 60 soldiers under
Lieut. Parker who was transporting gold through the country. They stopped
Newberry while the train was being repaired at the Helena shops. Then the
railroad company gave them a special car from the shops in which they
continued their journey through Georgia.
After the war between the
states many families moved to the village. Allen Scruggs who was famous as
an expert maker of wine and brandy may have come before the war. Many
farmers brought their apples, peaches and grapes to him and took back home
with them their bottled product. After his death his son-in-law H. Clinton
Summers continued the business awhile and also operated a pool room in the
two-story building now standing on the corner empty – another ghost of the
Dr. S. G. Walsh lived in the village for a time. He was a man of
wide understanding, a Confederate surgeon of ability and well-liked. Many
families have moved to the village at different times, most of whom have
removed to other sections of the country. Among those who lived there
during early times just after the war may be mentioned: Bowers, Cromer,
Davis, Rikard, Roebuck, Coates, Shockley, Salter, Spearman, Hardy, Kibler,
Julian, Lane, and others.
B. A. Julian operated a small grocery store
on the corner just across from the old two-story Summers building. His
son, Carl Julian, recently became known as a genius for color
The remaining old relics of a once thriving community like
many other places like it are but ghosts of other generations who are
alive to the interest and romance of living. Some of these will be gone
and nothing will be left to remind us of the people who possessed the
spirit of goodwill and community association.
Newberry Observer 7/29/1938, p3
Memories of Kate
Many years ago there came to Newberry County, then called
Newberry district, a young man named a Lawrence Feagle. He was first
married to Leah Quattlebaum and after her death he married her sister
Rachel Quattlebaum. To Lawrence and Rachel Feagle was born a son George
Feagle who married Margaret Houseal, the granddaughter of Capt. William
Frederick Houseal Revolutionary War Patriot of the Dutch Fork. There were
nine children in this family. Today only one child, a daughter, is living
and she reached her hundred birthday on July 13, 1938 in Little Mountain,
2 miles from the old Feagle Homestead. Her name is Mrs. Kate Feagle
Though advanced in years her mind is clear, her sight is good
and her hearing keen. She is as alert and as interested in life and the
people around her as many people who are years younger.
reads magazines and papers and keeps up with her happenings of today, she
finds great joy and happiness in talking to old friends and relatives of
the good old days. They particularly enjoy hearing her tell of her
girlhood home which was located about halfway between Pomaria and Little
Mountain. The two-story house was built of logs and ceiled with broad
boards. The chimneys were built up several feet from the ground with
homemade brick, the old Brickyard shop lying to the left of the house. The
nails used in building the house were made in the shop. The roof was of
The kitchen was 25 feet or 30 feet behind the
house and had a great chimney across one end of it. A flat iron rod was
built in the chimney. On this hung the hooks which held the pots in which
all meals were cooked. A spider, a vessel of iron, shaped like a deep pan
with short legs, was always on the hearth with a supply of oak and hickory
bark at hand to make coals to put under the spider and in the spider lid.
In it chickens and rabbits were smothered deliciously, corn bread,
biscuits and hoe-cake baked with a flavor otherwise unknown.
kitchen stood the Dutch oven. Wednesday and Saturday were big days. A
supply of bread, pies, potatoes and peanuts were baked. The children of
the family were fond of going with Betty, a slave, to gather great oak
leaves in the fall. These were stored in barrels in the flower room. All
winter loaves of bread and biscuits were baked on them and the flavor thus
procured was most delightful.
In the early days the Feagles used water
from a nearby spring but about 1848 they had Daniel Hamm dig them a well.
Like Dutch Forkers, the Feagles used candles.
Mrs. Monts tells the
“Our kitchen woman, Nellie, was washing dishes one night and
getting everything ready for breakfast, a very old colored friend, Jenny,
had come that afternoon to spend a few days with Nellie and walking up to
our kitchen that night, Jenny saw her first candle. She threw her hands up
in amazement and said, “Lord God look what people can make these days.”
What would Jenny say if she could walk in now?”
Kate Monts remembers
well the first kerosene lamp the Feagles ever had. She was about 20 years
old at the time. The lamp had a little round tin vessel to hold the oil
and a glass chimney. The light from it was a little better than
candlelight. She says, “Kerosene was scarce and we used that first lamp
only when there was prayer meeting at our house or when we had
Tales of the Feagle farm as they are recalled by Mrs. Monts
are very interesting. She says: “My father owned several hundred acres of
land. He cultivated what is grown here now accept the farmers now do not
try to raise rice. They should not have quit. It is easy to grow and
tastes so much better than rice we get from stores. Father had plenty of
slaves and horses to do his farming. Besides the farm horses he had ‘BUCK’
for his riding horse. ‘Pidge’ was mother’s riding horse and ‘Pol’ was
mine. Sister Lizzie often rode a pony named ‘Charlie’ but she was not
afraid of any horse and would ride anything she could get on. Mother had
chickens, turkeys and geese. We children had good times hunting the turkey
nests. Often we went up in trees and watched the turkeys all morning to
find where they laid. The foxes were bad for geese. Mother had a
four-square rail pen made to keep her geese in at night. It was our job to
fasten up the geese every evening. And such fun as we had at plucking
time! We plucked in the stable and didn’t the feathers fly. The geese
spent lots of their time in the woods pasture which had been built
especially for the sheep. We kept enough sheep to furnish the family with
wool for blankets and some for clothing. We worked up some of the wool and
wove it at home and some we sent away.
Weaving cotton cloth was fun.
When I was 10 years old I learned to spin. At 14 I was weaving just like
my mother. A good weaver could make 4-5 yards of cloth a day and 6 yards
if the cloth was quite coarse. We used a sleigh and harness to weave, 400
sleigh making a coarse cloth, 500 a little finer and we used 600 for our
dresses and household linen. I have woven over 700 sleigh, carrying a
number of shuttles to make check and stripes. Each color had to have its
own shuttle. We always colored the thread before we wove it. For dye we
used red and white oak bark, sumac
berries, dogwood roots, walnut hulls
and copperas. The dye pots sat in the kitchen chimney year in and year out
and we had better not get any grease about them either! We had several
spinning wheels and several looms. They were in use always for there were
the slaves to be clothed as well as our family.”
Prince was the
outstanding slave in the Feagle family. He had been reared by the Rev. F.
J. Wallern, a Lutheran minister and had been willed to Lawrence Feagle,
who in turn willed him to George Feagle. He ate food from his master's
table while the other slaves cooked and ate in their own cabins. He would
not taste wild meat but he was a great hunter. He often went out before
day and came home with two or three fine fat wild turkeys on his back.
When Mrs. Kate Monts was asked where her father bought his slaves and
how much he had to pay for them she said, “Well, I remember Nellie for
instance. My father went to John Barre’s sale and bought Nellie for $900.
He had his men getting out cross ties all winter and he sold enough of
them to the Greenville & Columbia railroad in 1851 when they laid the
tracks from Columbia to Greenville, to buy Nellie. After she had been on
the plantation a short time she married Clinton, a fine man father had
bought the year before. When Sister Lizzie married, father gave Lula to
“Then I recall Anne. She belonged to Jake Bowers. After Jake's
death when they were planning his sale, Anne slipped over to our house and
begged my father to come to the sale and buy her. Slaves often pick their
masters this way when they could. Father bought her and built her a cabin
down below our kitchen. She was a good hoe hand and good in the kitchen. I
can remember yet how delicious her biscuits tasted. Anne’s husband
belonged to the Wedemans and he only came to see her on Sundays. He
occasionally spent Wednesday night with her if he could get a pass. I
remember once that Prince wanted to go over to Hope Section to see his
wife who belonged to the Eptings. Father was not at home so I wrote a pass
for Prince with a pencil. Luckily he went over and back with no trouble
but my father said, “Kate, don't ever write a pass again except with ink.
If the patrol had caught Prince with the pass you gave him he would have
had a terrible night.” I have always remembered that.
Referring to the
kind of literature which was read in the home, besides the Scriptures and
the church paper, Mrs. Monts related that her father would drive over to
Pomaria, the nearest post office, about 2 miles eastward and bring the
mail to his home where it was distributed throughout the community. Mail
was brought by the stagecoach before the coming of the railroad in 1851.
Pomaria was directly in the stagecoach route from Charleston to
Spartanburg and northwestward. The Palmetto State Banner, which began
publication in Columbia in 1846 was the secular newspaper which was
received in the Feagle home and Mrs. Monts says the girls especially were
always eager for its visits on account of the serial love stories which it
Mrs. Monts received all her education in an old field
school located less than a mile from her home. The building was made of
logs with a fireplace across one end. The writing desk was made across the
opposite end. The teacher's desk was near the fire. The students’ desks
were crude slabs with legs of various heights. There were shelves along
the wall to hold the dinner buckets and pegs under the shelves for
bonnets, caps and coats.
Mrs. Monts recalls pleasantly various
teachers, for instance: William Curry, Henry Houseal, John Lee, Calvin
Kinard, Sam Miller and Charles Dukes. She studied the blue-back speller,
McGuffey's readers, Smith's grammar and remembers that they had an atlas
in connection with their geography.
She says, “The last lesson every
day was a class in dictionary spelling – Webster at that! Well do I
remember that class of 22 Boys and Girls, some of the boys with beards. We
spelled online and gave the meaning of the words. That was a good thing.
It made one learn a variety of facts. Once I spelled them all down on the
word ECLAIRCISSEMENT. Luther Aull was a good speller and it went hard with
him to miss that word.
We made our own ink by mashing red Oak balls
and soaking them in water for two or three days. We strained this through
a fine cloth, added copperas and our ink was ready. The first real ink I
ever saw was a small vial bought from Charleston. The teacher had it on
her desk for show. Writing was an art in the old days. We spent hours and
hours writing with our quill pens on foolscap.
On being asked if she
ever got in trouble at school or ever had to stay in she said, “I did.
Capt. Billy Kinard had a horse named ‘Rock’. His daughter Jane and I were
sitting in school one day with nothing much to do. Jane picked up a book
and started to jiggle it up and down and whispered, “Kate, this is the way
old ‘Rock’ racks.” We giggled and then the teacher made both of us stand
on the hearth and look in the chimney for 5 min.”
All of the Feagle
family were Lutherans, members of St. Paul's church near Kibler's bridge.
Mrs. Monts earliest recollections are of her father and mother going to
church on horseback with their small children riding in front of and
behind them. There were Sunday school, singing school and preaching. Some
of the pastors were J. B. Anthony, J. P. Margart, William Berley, D. M.
Blackwelder, Luther Moser, Jacob Aull, J. D. Singly and J. A.
“We had no songbooks in those days”, she says. “Whoever knew the
hymn lined it out and we all joined in. John Riser and Levi Monts
generally raised the tune. Lizzy Counts and I sat together to sing
soprano. Sister Josie and Fanny Counts sang alto. Henry Metts said that if
he could just sit close to us he was transformed. Some people think
Lutherans never shouted but in the good old days they did. They couldn't
help it. They were just that happy.”
“The churches and the school in
Newberry district were ready to make great progress when the war came
along. We were in St. Paul's church, Rev. D. M. Blackwelder was preaching
and clear as a bell, we heard the bombing in Charleston. That was a sad
day. The pastor talked of war and prayed for peace. There was an old
muster field here in Little Mountain where the boys drilled. When
they were considerably ready they entrained at Pomaria and were placed in
a camp 2 miles out of Columbia at a place called Lightwood Knot. From
there they went to Hardeeville near Charleston and then from there they
were drafted into the regular army and put under real military men. We
girls went to Pomaria to see our boys off. There they were laughing and
waving farewell. They were dressed in good homespun clothing of every
kind. Some had carpetbags and the others had bundles of extra clothing.
The girls gave them scarves, wristlets, socks and earmuffs that they had
knitted. I gave my sweetheart a New Testament. Some of the boys had
autograph album and we wrote messages in them. This is what I wrote:
thousand tongues would fall to tell
How I esteemed soldiers and how
And may oh may fair freedom glow
Till heavens last thunder
shall shake this world below
Those boys did not realize what was ahead
The years passed, George Feagle went to the war in 1861. He
was captured in Gettysburg in 1863 and died in prison at Point Lookout in
1864. The mother and daughters carried on at home with the aid of slaves.
Mrs. Monts helped her mother sweep up the dirt in the meat house and
boiled it to get salt for their food. Soon a shipment of grand salt came
through from Charleston. Salt was as precious as money itself. We used it
Recollections of Sherman's passing through are very
vivid. She relates interestingly many stories of the Yankees. “That was a
cruel war and should never have been.”
George Michael Monts, her
fiancé, returned from the war. He was released from prison at Point
Lookout, came by boat to Charleston and walked to his home near Little
Mountain. Soon afterwards on November 23, 1865 they were married. For a
half century they live together interested in the development of their
Mrs. Monts thinks that if we see as much progress in the
next hundred years as we have in the century through which she had passed
America will indeed be a land of splendor.
Some Ads placed in The Newberry Herald News, July 4,
Keep Off My Premises
I FOREWARN all person, white or black, at
all times, from hunting or fishing on my plantation, or passing through it
without my consent.
S. C. Merchant, July 4 3t
THE best cotton made, all numbers from No. 6
to 13. Just received and for sale by R. Steart. July 4 4
FROM the subscriber, on Wednesday night last, a
dark bay mare Colt, both hind feet white, with small black spots below the
ankle. Any information leading to her recovery will be liberally
D. B. Piester, Newberry S.C. July 4 2
Notice to Trespassers
ALL person, white or black, are
forbidden to trespass on my plantation at the risk of being
Williams Welch July 4 3
Dissolution of Partnership
THE Partnership heretofore
existing under the name and style of R. B. Holman & Co., is this day
dissolved by mutual consent.
R. B. Holman
J. Y. McFall
persons indebted to the concern by memorandum are reqeusted to call and
settle immediately with the undersigned.
J. Y. McFall
July 4 3
Final Tax Notice
ALL persons who do not pay their Tax
Returns by the 15th instant, will certainly find their receipts in the
hands of the sherriff.
J. B. Fellers, T.C.N.D. July 4 3
All persons indebted to the firm of J. Reeder
& Co., must settle, as I must close up the business of that old
A. M. Reeder, Survivor
July 4 3
ALL persons having demands against the estate of
F. J. Glymph, dec'd, are requested to present them properly attested to
the undersigned, on or before the 1st day of August next, and all indebted
to said estate will make payment by that time.
N. H. Glymph,
July 4 3
I have deposited for sale, with Lovelace &
Wheeler, at Newberry, and with Cohen & Co., at Heller's Mills-Dr.
Wolcott's Instant Pain Annihilator. And will warrant it to give immediate
relief from Headache Toothache, Neuralgia Catarrh, Weak-nerves, Sore-eyes
and any nervous affections of the face and head. It has never
J. Hawkins, Agt.
July 4, 2t
The Weekly Herald
Wednesday, June 7, 1865
Public of Newberry
Mrs. J. M. Carroll, having located permanetly in
Newberry, offers her services as instructress in Vocal and Insrumental
Music also French, German, and Italian languages. For terms, &c, apply
at her residence, over Mr. Wicker's Store, Main Stree.
May 23 3t
I hereby warn all parties not to trade for a NOTE
given by me to Michael Kinard for a thousand dollars, in the year 1864, as
said note has been paid.
A. M. Wicker
May 4, 1865
Herald Dec 5, 1877
I will sell all the Personal
Property of the Estate of Henry M. Wicker, at the residence of Sarah
Wicker, on Friday, the 14th day of Dec. next, for Cash. Said property, one
horse, on colt, cattle, harness, plows and household and kitchen
Emauel Cromer, Adm'r. Henry M. Wicker
Nov 28, 1877,
State of South Carolilna
By James C.
Leahy, Probate Judge
Whereas, E. P. Chalmers, as Clerk of the Circuity
Court, hath made suit to me, to grant him letters of Administration of the
Estate and effects of Stephen Rutherford, decreased. These are therefore
to cite and admonish all and singular, the kindred and creditors of the
said decreased, that they be and appear, before me, in the Court of
Probate, to be held at Newberry Court House, SC on the 15th day of Jan.
next, after publication hereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to shew
cause, if any they have, why the said Administration should not be
granted. Given under my Hand, this 26th day of Nov., Anno Domini,
J. C. Leahy, J.P.N.C.
Dec 5, 49, 4t
For the ensuing year, A good dwelling house,
with eight rooms and four fire places, and convenient to business. For
particulars, apply to W. M. Shackleford. Nov. 21, 47