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NEWS AND HERALL.
WINNSBORO PRINTING CO.
J. 'RANK FOO3HE, - - - EDITOI
TBES, IN ADVANCE :
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WINNSBORO, S. C.
Wednesday. May 7, - - 1902
McLaurin's announcement that
be would not enter the primary is
nothing more than what was ex
)The trustees of Clemson college
will be called together to consider
the trouble that resulted in the
withdrawal of the sophomores.
Recently at Dahionega, some
one asked Virge Moose, the
famous Confederate veteran, if
he was going to be vaccinated.
His reply was: "No; I was vac
cinated and baptized both when
I was little and neither one took."
The News and Herald grate
fully acknowledges the receipt of
an invitation to the celebration
of the Hundredth Anniversary of
Salem Female Academy, at
Winston-Salem, N. C., May 22nd
to 29th inclusive.
Winnsboro Granite Campany.
A few days ago it was our
pleasure to spend several hours
at the quarries of the Winnsboro
Granite Company at Rion. Things
were quite different from what
they were when we were there
two years ago. Then it was as
dull a place as we ever struck. But
now it is a place of life as is
shown by. the following informa
tion which we know will be of
interest to our readers. The
company is now engaged in get
ting out stone for constructing.
the Land Title Building of Phila
delphia. This, which is to be for
office purposes, will.be 23 stories
high. 100,000 cubic feet of stone,
weighing a total of 8,500 tons,
will be required in its construc
tion. It will take more than a
year with 200 men engaged all the
while to complete it. At present
there are nearly 100 expert stone
cutters employed-and this means
something when it is remembered
th very stone cutter gets at
C ias $3.90 for a day of eight
bours. In addition to this skilled
labor there are also employed
many negroes to do the quarry
ing work. The monthly pay roll
lacks but a little of being $10,000,
and this amount will be greatly
for new stone cutters are arriving
every day. Of course the expen
diture of so large a sum is help
ful to every interest in the county.
This large number of men has to
be housed, clothed and fed. Al
ready four cottages have gone up.
One large boarding house-hotel
-is completed and another nearly
so. Other buildings will be
needed. The merchants in Winus
boro are getting a godtl trade
from out there, especially in the
clothing line. The farmers in the
surrounding country are finding a
ready sale for their fresh
meat, milk, butter, eggs, vegeta
With its present equipments
great possibilities lie within the
reach of this company. If they
can only continue to get work for
as many men as at present, the
granite eompany will be a great
factor in the derelopment of the
resources of the county. Its good
effects are already being felt in
all the surrounding county.
We are greatly indebted to the
management for the courtesiEs
shown us. Superintendent Frank
H. Biuder, who is in charge of
this imrnense plant, left Rio stone
unturned in making the trip in
str uctive and inzteresting. H is
assihtants, Messrs. ThaLyer, Bin
der, McGee, and Young were no
less obliging and courteous.
But to appreciate thre magui
tude of the work now being cariried
on at these quat ries, one mnust
take a dai's trip there.
Farming That Pays.
On our way out to the quarri. s,
we stoppert for a few miuntes at
the howe of Mr. T. W. 1Ruff.
where we were met by that big
bodied, bighearted Captain Hays.
Soon Mr. Ruff camne driving in
and close behind him was a sight
thiatgladdened our eyes-a wagon
loaded with pine straw to litter
the lot and stables. There must
be some connection between this
littering and that big corn crop
that Mr. Rutf made last year.
Certainly Mr. Ruff believes in
making ~his fertibrzers at home.|
1oth his lot and stables are well
littered. He fet ds se%eial beef
cattle and also keeps some good
'Ibis progressive farmer is cer
tainly on the right side of the
hay question. He always has
Hay (s) on hand. He has enough
for his own use, and a little over
for which he finds nt a ly sale at
good priccs. Here is an instance
of some plantinghat should open
the eves of the cottontot!. Last
Sear he and Mr. Hays had the
latter's place, containing eighty
acres, sown down in grain. When
this was cut, the land was sown
in peas. The net proceeds of
these two crops was a little over
$1,200. Think of it. $15 net
from each acre of ground!
Of course there were other
evidences of the kind of farming
that is carried on at this place.
For instance there was the wind
mill with the. great number of
conveniences it brings. Then
there was the poultry that had
not been overlooked. But more
A Creditable School.
Of course we didn't pass the
Greenbrier Graded School with
out stopping. We have spoken
before of the credit ,hat is due
this commun'ty for having so
good a school buikling. Now we
can speak of the creditableness
of the school itself. Both in the
room of the principal, Mr. Peuri
for, and the assistant, Miss Blair,
we saw unmistakable evidences
of go',d work. Besides the regu
lar class room work in the princi
pal's room there wa3 also the
physical apparatus which he had
made at the summer school last
year which he uses most advan.
tageously in the touching of phy
sics. We were very much im
pressed with the various written
and oral exercises in the a.sist
ant's room, where some unusually
good work is being done. We
saw good writing, we heard good
reading, we talked to interested
children, and on the walls we
saw pictures that gave the room
an attractiveness most commend
able. In another room which is
also used for a music room we
saw a nice reading table with a
better list of periodicals than we
have seen in some colleges-in
South Carolina at that. In this
room most of the teachers and
pupils gather at the recess period,
wnere is breathed an air of good
social feeling that is so charac
ttristic of this up-to-date com
munity. The little boys, however,
were down i the r-oad plagnyg
stone cutters. 'With schpols of
this type in the county there
should be less moving to town.
A Valuable Clover.
In a little ride around town a
few evenings ago we saw two lots
of decided interest to us. One of
these was at Judge Neil's and the
other at Mr. Geo. H. IgeMaster's.
Both of these are well 'sodded in
a yellow clover that grows very
early in the spring. Even at that
time-nearly two weeks ago
even before most of the grain
was large enough to cut to an ad
vantage, it was a foot or more
high. It makes fine green food
and is also very valuable for cut
ting for hay. It doesn't seem to
be much trouble to get started,
and once planted it-reproduces
itself each spring. After it is cut
in the spring the hind can be
sown in corn and peas. It is
certainly a valuable crop and all
who keep stocks of any kind-and
all should-should consider its
merits for having a place on the
farm or the town lot.
Letter to Dr. R. B. liana
han, Winnsboro, S. C.
Dear Sir: You like a fine pic
tie, and zou knowv nothing adds
o much t~o the appearance of the
landscape as a well painted resi
dence. Ever y residence becomes
wel painted ~wheni de ne with the
Longman & Martinez Paints, and
we assure xo ithat your property,
and your~ n aighbors' property,
when painte I with cur paints,
wvill add 'oeauty to the landscape;
will cost you less; and will wear
longer than any other paint.
Paint and painter's work guaran
teed sat'sfactory, else your house
will be repaiutb d free of cost.
MMASTER CO. will always
suply you. Respect fully,
LONGMAN & MARTIN~EZ,
Lumuber-5,O000 feet of un
dressed lumber for sale at close
prices. J. 0. DJoag.
-A certain amiont of moisture
is necessary for eggs to hatch
well. The best way to supply
this moisture is either to have
your lhens sit on the ground, or
to pace good moist dirt in the
bottom of the nest, replenishing
it two or three times during the
ime the hen is sitting.I
TI-E COUNTY CONVENTION. ' n
The Fairfield County Demo
eratic convention met Monday at t
noon with T. S. Brice in the chair n
and J. R. Curlee as secretary. t
The roll of delegates was then
called and the following re
Albion-T: S. Brice, C. H.
Douglass, W. L. Rosborough, Jr.
Feasterville-J. G. Wolling, 9
W. Y. Coleman, M. E. Bethea, r
H. D. Coleman, W. J. Keller, C
C. W. Fancet t.
Monticello-S. U. Robinson, i
J. H. Aiken, G. F. Andrews, W. J. 1
Woodward-J. S. McKeown, t
H. C. McKeown.
White Oak-T. W. Traylor,
W. W. Lathan.
Gladden's Grove-J. H. Hall,I
J. M. Higgins, C. S. Ford.
Wateree-Jno. G. Mobley.
Oakland-John Hollis, II. V.
Longtown -- J. D. Harrison,
A. W. Mattheson, R. A. Hudson,
T. M. Haynes, Jos. Stewart.
Centreville-H. R. Easler.
Bear Creek-T. W. Sli.h, W.
H. Ht ins.
Blythewood-C. Langford, Jes
sie Wooten, D. A. Broom, G. Y.
Langford, Thos. Neeley, Nelson
Ridgeway-W. J. Johnson, R.
S. Spence, L. L. Bolick, W. S.
Robinson, Geo. H. Rhine, J. N.
Lemaster, J. W. Team, R. D.
Mossy Dale-T. B. McKinstry.
Horeb-E. C. Jeter, D. C. Enff,
J. W. Clark.
Jenkinsville-C. B. Douglass,
W. B. Yarborough.
Greeubrter - S. R. Rutland,
T. W. Woodward, T. W. Ruff,
J. R. Curlee, A. Hays.
\Viunsboro No. 1-J. E. Mc
Donald, J. M. Elliott, John W.
Lyles, G. H. McMaster, G. W.
Ragsdale, T. H. Ketchin, J. E.
Winnsboro No. 2-J. B. Stev
enson, J. J. Neil, Jno. M. Smith.
Jackson Creek-Jno. Y. Turner,
D. L. Stevenson, Jas. B. Turner.
Fairfield Cotton Mills-James
Wooten, Tom Burns, Sam Boul
At this point the chairman re
tired from the chair, and T. H.
Ketchin was called to act as tem
porary chairman while the elec
tion of officers was being held.
T. S. Brice was re-elected county
chairman, J. R. Curie. secretaryn
and T. H. Ketchin. memiger of
new chairman thien took the eet
ing in charge and immedia ly
the election of delegates to the
State convention was called.
At once T.. H. Ketchin secured
the floor, and in strong words of
appreciation of his past services
moved that Maj. T. W. Wood
ward be unanimously elected by
acclamation to head the ticket.
The motion was met with a glad
response with seemingly an aye
from every delegate present, and
tben followed a round of applause
as an expression of joy that the
old hero had been so honored.
"I1 thank you," feelingly spoken,
signified the gratitude he bad for
the honor so generously bestowed.
The other delegates, all elected
on first ballot, were: J. E. Mc
Donald, T. W. Traylor, Jno. D.
Harrison, Jno. G. Mobley, C. S.
Ford, W. J. Johnson, T. W. Sligh.
The next four highest were chosen
alternates: T. S. Brice, D. L.
Stevenson, B. B. Rutland, Jno. B.
The appointment of members
of the county executive commit
tee was then ratified. The com
mittee is as follows:
A lbion-C. H. Douglass.
Feasterville-T. B. Owens.
Woodward-T. W. Brice, Jr.
White Oak-Jno. H. Neil.
Gladden's Grove-J. M. Hig
' .Wateree-T. L. Johnston.
Longtown-T. J. Robinson.
Centi eville-Daniel Brown.
Bear Creek-M. L. Cooper.
Blythewood-G. Y. Langford.
Ridgeway-R. S. Spence. 1
Mossy Dale-Ti. F. Smith.
Horeb-E. C. Jeter.
Jeukinsville-C. B. Douglass.'
Greenbrier-J. R. Curlee.
Winnsboro No. 1-T. K. Elliott.
Winnisboto No. 2-UT. G. Des
Jackson Creek-W. L. Kirk
Fairfield Cotton Mills-Free
Salem, which was not reported,
will appoint its member later.
At this point a resolution was
introdiuend by J. E. McDonald
that at the coming primary the
county executive committee pro. I
vide a separate box and ticket to
that an expression of the people<
as t o the removal of the jail and1
iav be had. '1he r sih.tion was
There being no 'urther business
he convention was ajourned. A
eeting of tl.e executive commit
ee was held imn:ediately after
White Oak Wh'ttlings.
We are having very warm and
rowing weather for the crops
LOW, though we are getting very
try up here. We have not had
ut one or two very light showers
n about four weeks. The first
)!anting of corn is a fine stand
Lnd all the <arly planting of cot
on is about up, but the last plant
ng can't come up till it rains.
[he wheat and oats will be light,
ith the excepciou of a few fields
,hat will be very good :f it gets
mfficient rain this month. The
ardens will be good if they get
ood rains soon. There will be
)lenty of fruit of all kinds in
The south-bound vestibule last
i;ght killed two fine yearlings at
;his place belonging to Mr. T. G.
Communion service will be had
ere at the A. R. P. church iext
sunday, conducted by Rev. J. A.
White. Preaching begins on Fri
lay night at 8 o'clock.
The White Oak school closed
Last Friday. Prof. Henry will
return to his home at Marion,
.la., in a few days. Also Miss
Teannette Patrick's school at
Woodward, Miss Kittie Patrick's
it Mt. Olivet, and' Miss Hattie
Buechel's at Shady Grove closed
Capt. Terris is still unwell. It
eems he does not improve any.
No one- from here attended the
innual Catawba falls picnic to
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Nichols are
visiting the latter's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. M. B. Raines, at Mit
The parties from this place
hat attended the Charleston ex
position have returned! They
repoit having had a grand time
%nd seeing many grand sights
while in the City by the Sea.
May 3, 1902. Sentinel.
Bryant and Longtown Items.
We are having almost ideal
weather for farm work. The
rarmers availing themselves of
fhe favorable weather that has
prvied etl,:ave ab0tnt
lise lntn hi crops.
March corn is~ in most instances
~rowing nicely, especially where
Lt has been worked over. Am
glad to say there has been more
orn planted, generally speaking,
than there has been heretofore in
years. Another thing that is
'ery gratifying to us is that
early all our farmers are mani
festing so much interest in sor
ghum culture. Inasmuch as the
price of corn is so high it be
booves us to endeavor to raise
averythiing we possibly can to
ubstitute f'or it. Small grain
as improved considerably.
Gardens have apparently been
greatly refreshed by- the recent
R3ev. J. E. Ashmore preached
at the chapel Wednesday e vening,
Quite a crowd from this section
ad vicinity have attended the
xpoition recently, among whom
re the followinge' Dr. and Mrs.
E. H.. Harrison, Misses Sallie
[Lee Harrison, Annie Reeves,
Carrie Wilds, Fannie Ford, Hattie
Hellichamp, Mrs. B. F. Cassels
and children, and Mr. H. G.
Mr. L. TV. Wilds, of Columbia,
isited his brothers, Messrs.
W. E. arid G. J. Wilds, last week
Miss- Sadie Mellichampe has
returned from a very pleasant
rip to the exposition.
Mrs. Cureton, of Liberty Hill,
s visiting the family of Mr. A. F.
M\iss Janie Spence, of Ridge
vay, who has l'een visiting rela
ives here, returned home some
:ime since. She was accompanied
b) Miss Mattie Simpton.
Miss Minnie Jackson, of Winns
boro, is visitirg relatives and
riends at Bryant.
Mr. Win. Stewait, of Columbid,
s.ame up Satuday to see his
nother, Mrs. Sarah Stewart.
Miss Lizzie Smith is spending
;ome time with relatives at
Mrs. Alice Jenkins, of Colum
>ia, is visiting the family of Mr.
WV. J. Seigler. E. H. D.
May 5, 1902.
Senator Tillman is thec only
nember of the upper house wh.>
as recorde.l in his autobiogra
hical sketch in the congressional
irectory that I.e was a farmer
efore his election to the senate.
DR. M O1
Cures Cholera-Infantum. Diarrhoea.Dysent
Any Age. Aids Digestion, Regula!s the BS
TEETHING EASY. Cures Eruptions and Si
and prevents Worms. TEETH INA Counter
Summer's heat upon Teething Children. sr
mail 25 cents to C. J. MORFETT, M. 0.,
flcssy Dale Items.
Evetythjin, is serene in this
section of the .ou!tb and ever
hodly very losv on tl eir farms.
C tton p'a':ting is al cut through
with 1and l.0w crW working is
beginuii'g. The ., i.d of corn is
geLer.dhy very g(Od and the
Plants ar in a ie thhy condition.
lhose who planted cotton early
have secured goo 1stands, but the
later tlauting will be better with
a gool rain. Rain is needed in
this secto:n. The small grain
crop is rather off. I have only
seen one good field of wheat and
that is Mr. J. It. Curlee's, which
was planted early and fertilized.
Spring oats will not do much
without good seasons. Gardens
are rather backward. Birds are
injuring my beans as soon as:
they come through the ground.
Cut worms have about finished
all my early set tings of cabbage
plants, so I will have to lick the
calf over again. No other alter- I
Some of our young people are,
having some fish fries on the
river. The catch is not very
large as yet, as the fish are not
running very extensively, and the
water is rather cold as yet.
Messrs. Otis Cauthen_ and I
Watt Mann are going to take in:
the exposition this week.
Miss Sallie McMeekin's school
closeJ last Friday after a very
successful term. She has made
herself very popular as a l.dy
and school teacher and she ~will
be very much missed in this
neighborhood. The best wishes
of this neighborhood attend her.
wherever her lot may be cast.
Miss Carlos Padgett's school
at Mossy Dale will close next
week and she will also nakk her
dlepai ture. She also will be very
much missed. Both have very
much endeared themselves with
both pupils and rons.
The Misses F:alips who have!
ben teachinga ' 1 abroad have
. turned home a the parsonage1
I hope they will find their new
home a very pleasant one during
their sojourn among us.
Mr. Will Ashford is preparing
to build a new dwellia as the
one he has been living in has be
come so dangerous that he had
to move out of it for safety.
Messrs. Sam McDowell and
George Ruff of your town atten
ded preaching at Bethel Sunday
morning. It has been some years
since Sam has worshiped with,
us. He met many old friends.
Miss Jennie fLee Gibson is on a
visit to Hyatt Park.
Mr. J. L. Caut:hen expects to
finish up his j>)b at the quarry
Mar 5, 1902. T. B. M'K.
Mrs. Evie Nesbit.
It is with sadness that I record
a very solemn scene which took
place in this neighbo hood o: I
Wednesday last. We were
slocked to hear of the dieath of
one who had been rear~ed in this
neighborh'od and had mov.id to
Columbia a fc .v years ago, Evie
Nesbit, daughter of Dr. T. B.
MeKinstry. She was in her 2ith
year. She ha 1 been quite siLk
fr several weeks, but nothing to,
cause any special alarm up to the
morning of her death in the after-:
noon. Her cou4h was surrounded
by her devoted husband and
brothr and sister and other
friends and relatives. Her re
mins were brought home for
burial. They were accompanied
by her husband and brother and
Mr. A. S. Russel and wife (her,
sister), Mr. Nesbit, Sr., of Sumter,
Re ?. Mr. Zimmerman, her pastor,
andl his wife, and Yr *. McLane,
Mr. Frank Hlendrix and Mr..
IThe servic s were conducted
by Revs. Zimmermau and Phil
lips. Her pastor miade some
feeling rein irks as regards to her
Christian life while in the city
which w L.s very comnforting andi
consoling tol her grief-etricken
father anid relative.s. There was
a large turnout of neighbors and
frends to see her consigned to
her last resting p'ace, there to'
slep peacefully until resurrec
tion mn rn. Her remains were
interred in the fa:nily plat in
the Bethel cemet. ry. She was
an(l has been a very ze.dlous and
comiant member of the Bethel'
eryand the BowelTroubles of Children
wets, Strengthems the ChHld and MAKE
ires. Colic. Hives and Thrush. Removes
mots and Overcomes the Effects of the
d costs only 23 cents at Druggists, or
St. Louis, Mo.
,hureb, transferred to Main street
-Lurch in Ccliimbia.
May 5th, 1902.
Ielated Club Reports.
'!Lt fullowing reports of club
tings were scnt too late to
;lp:ar iln the last is.sue:
Ti e Greenbrier club was re
org:nized by the election of
T. W. Woolwarl as president
and W. MI. Peurifoy as secretary;
vice-presidents, Thos. Blair and
A. Hays; executive committee,
S I. Rutland. W. P. Blair and
S. F. Cast l' s.
Registration Committee-J. C.
Chappell, Jas. Young, Jas.
Executive Con uitteman-J. R.
Delegates to County Conven
tion-S. R. Rutland, T. W. Euff,
J. R. Curlee, A. Hays.
The Bear Cieek De mocratic
club met Saturday, April 26,1902,
and reorganized by election of
President-T. W. Sligh.
Vice-president-H. 0. Duke.
Secretary-0. C. Duke.
Delegates to County Conven
tion-T. W. Sligh and C. A.
Heins. Alternates-E. A. Daxis
and H. 0. Duke.
A rE gistration committee was
The Wateree Democratic club
met the 26th and elected the
President-F. A. Neal.
Vice-president-Robert Moore. A
Delegate to County Conven
tion-John G. Mobley. -'
Committee on Registr$t r~
a Edwar- slan. >
H1olds Up a Congressma~
"At the end of the campaign,"
writes Champ Clark, Missouri's
brilliant congressman, "from over
work, nervous tenision, loss of
sleep and constant speaking I
had about utterly collapsed. It
seemed th:at all the orgafns in my
body were out of order, but three
bottles of Electric Bitters maie
me all right. It's the best all
round medicine ever .sad'over a
druggist's counter." Oves-wea
run-down men and w~~~
women gain sped
vitality from Electic
Try them. Only 50c. Guaran- -
teed by McMaster Co..
The exposition will htrdly be
opeu longer th Ln June 1st. The
rates for April still hold good for
May and will apply to Thursdays -
as wvell as Tuesdays. Now is the
time to go.
Mr. W. J. Bryan, it is said,
will ga to Havana to witness the
inauguration of President Palma .- -
May the 20th, and report it for .
an illustrated magazine. As he
will necessarily pass near Char- .;
leston an effort is be'ing made to
have him stop over and spend a
few days at the exposition.
The Chicago Live Stock World
truly remairks that cheap corn is
not to be expected for a long time
to come, no matter how bountiful
the crop of 1902 m ry be. The
ranari~es of the world are empty
and old corn in the feeding dis
tricts will b.e a scarce article next
winter. At the same time the
country is full of cattle and the
demand for poik sufficient to
justify raising more hogs athan
ever. Several bountiful crops of
crn will be needed to glu.t thb.
market wi that cereal.
Mrs. Harriet Beckwith ha s
given the' sum of thirty-two
thousand dollars for the purpose
of building a fine school building
in Bennetsville. The contract
his be.-n let and the building
will soon be comp;leted.
The old Boardt of Supt rvisors of Reg-/
istrationI, consist ing of T1. WV. Sligh,
J. H. Neil, andc WV. W. Crosby, has
b)een reappjointed. The Board hoids
its re.rular ininthly neetings the first
Monay in en-ry month in their offie
in the (ourt HIouse..r W.SIH