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VOL. XL. NO0. .53. I!NEWBERRY. S. C.. TUESI)AY JULY 5. 1904 TWICE A WEEK. S1-50 A YEAR
OPENING MEETING OF
THE COUNTY CAMPAIGN
CANDIDATES' SPEECHES CALL
ED OFF AT WHITMIRE.
The Athletic Sports Which Had
Been Arranged Consumed
Most of The Day.
Whitmire. July 4.-The county cam
paign was opened here today. Owing
to the number of athletic sports
which had been arranged in honor of
the anniversary of the nation's natal
day. however. County Chairman S.
S. Cunningham decided that the can
didates for the various offices could
be allowed only five minutes each af
ter dinner, and it was finally agreed
that .no speeches should be made.
Solictor Sease. who was present.
was called upon and made a short ad
A Big Day.
This was a big day at Whitmire.
The big Glen-Lowry mill observed
the Fourth and gave its employes a
holiday, and they and other citizens
of Whitmire had arranged a program
of athletic sports which began with
a game of baseball during the morn
ing and which consumed the greater
part of the entire day.
The Ball Game.
The game of baseball was between
a team from Clinton and a, team from
the Glen-Lowry mill. and began be
tween nine and ten o'clock. The game
was attended by a crowd which num
bered about four htndred., and was
close and interesting throughout.
Clinton finally won by a score of 6
Tmmediately following the game
an excellent barbecue dinner was
served in the beautiful grove at the
old Whitmire place. The barbecue
was given by Mr. J.. M. Henderson
and was prepared by James Dunbar.
of this city. It is entirely useless to
say that a barbecue dinner prepared
by James Dunbar was excellent.
Tt had been decided to hav- the
sveeches of the candidates immediate
ly after dinner, but the dav was then
growing old and there were vet a
number of contests among the athlet
ic sports yet to be pulled off. County
Chairman S. S. Cunningham took the
stand and annoinced to the crowd.
which numbered considerably over
three hundred. that there would be no
speeches from the candidates today.
and read a list of the candidates for
the various offices who had signed
the pled-e and entered the races.
At thiz announcement there was an
evident air of disappointment and the
crowd called on Solicitor Thos. S.
Sease. who was present. for a speech.
Mr. Sease introduced his addrecs
with a few Pleasant remarks. in
which he paid a hich tribute to wo
*man. "Cease to do evil and learn to
do well" was +he gospel which he
wanted to oreach for the,next four
years. He and the preachers were in
league to sunpress the had and to
bring out the enod in man. The ef
fort of yonr life, he said. ought to ibe
to suopnress the evil ii v-oer;elves and
in your neichhore. He had done the
best he eould to induce that spirit to
pervade and permeate the citizen1hin
of old South Carolina-the ,Ctate that
he iov"d. He loved Snoth Carolinn
hetter than, anv- othe,r state in the
nation, and lhe therehr- made a better
citizen. Thic was the hirthdav of
the nation. Patriotism was akizn to
- religioni. The man who loved his
country loved his God. He had done
his duty as he ca"- i' and? he aeked
for another term as solicitor. TD--ine
the course of hic remarke Mr. Sence
referred to the nroerese of the var
ious towns in his circuit.
The County Candidates.
While none of the eonnty candi
dates epoke most of them nut in a
hard day's wvork. There was a full
attendance of the candidates. They
were all confident, and hence the
ialy increased by the good humor
of all the candidates.
The greatest surprise of the pres
cnt campaign was sprung in New
berry 'n Saturday when State Sena
tor George S. 'Mower withdrew from
his race for re-election and 'Mr. Ar
thur Kibler entered the senatorial
race. withdrawing from the race for
the house of representatives. foi
which he had been announced for
some time. There was a good deai
of talk in Newberry on Saturday that
Col. George Johnstone or Dr. 0. B.
'Mayer or possibly both would enter
the senatorial race. but neither decid
ed to do so. and the only contestants
for senatorial honors from Newberry
county are Messrs. Cole. L. Blease
and Arthur Kibler.
Good Feeling Throughout.
The day of the opening campaigh
meeting hero was remarkable for the
I good feeling which permeated t'e po
litical atmosphere throughout. There
was nothing to mar the pleasure
of the occasion. There .was
a good attendance of Newberry
people. especially from- the Ne- -berry
and Mollohon mills. The peo;>le of
Whi:mire seemed glad to se, them
and the candidates, and the whole day
pa-sed off most pleasantly.
This does not mean that the people
are not taking an interest in the pres
ent campaign. With all the athletic
sports which were in store there was
a distinct disappointment in evidence
among the large audience when it
was announced that there would be
The candidates will go tomorrow
to Williams' Store and next day to
Longshore. They will discuss the is
sies now before the people of South
Carolina at the meeting tomorrow.
It seems probable that the Brice bill.
which received so much attention
during the last session of the legis
lature, will come in for its share of
the discussion. Then the ever-re
curring question of taxation. coupled
with appropriations for institutions
of higher learning, will receive due
consideratio. The vital question of
good roads will also be discussed
and the educational question will be
entered upon at length.
The indications at the gathering
here today are that the present cam
paign is going to be one of the most
interesting in years.
I talked with a number of the can
didates here this afternoon. and each
and every tone of them with whom I
talked expressed a determination to
meet fairly and squarely the questions
at issue. There is none ot faction
alism in the campaign. That is gone,
so far as Newberry county is con
cerned. The candidates are going
to discuss propositions on their
merits. Very happily. the day seems
past in this section of South Carolina,
at least. when propositions are up
held or opposed simply because they
are upheld or opposed by a certain
individual or set of individuals.
The crowd here today. while it was
intensely interested in the ball game
and the athletic sports, was talking
politics. The people were making
uip their minds and most- of themi
seemedl to have no hesitation in ex
pressing their thoughts. It is safe
to say- that by the end of this week
those candidates in the race who will
clnsely observe what is going on
before tne. . will be able to get a
prtt clear idea of the result in their
The Ladies Present.
There were a number of ladies
present in the crowdl here today.
They were interested in politics, too.
and ihey ta!lked politics, and they
will exercise an influence when the
time comes for the casting of the
votes. They wanted to kniow~ who
the candidates were and what they
stood for. Thev- talked child labor
and taxation and edutcation. but
above all. child labor and education.
They- are interested in the education
of the masses because they know
that upon this depends the state's
The Town of Whitmire.
The town of Whitnire has had a
remarkable growth during the past
twi years. To one who -has not
been there since the last campaign
imeting two years ago the growth
seems wonderful. And it is wonder
ful. The Glenn-Lowry is one of the
handsomest and best equipped mills
in the southern states. The mill vil
lage is a model in arrangement. the
most prominent idea which is carried
Iut being the comfort and the health
of the operatives.
Whitmire is steadily growing.
There are bright prospects ahead of
her. Her citizens are interested in
her growth and are woking together
to build their town. That is what it
takes to build any town.
The management of the Glen
Lowry mill are as much luterested in
the growth of the town of "" itmire
as they are in the Glen-Lov mill.
because they know that as the town
grows and the country surrounding
it prospers. so will be their prosper
ity. And not only that. but they take
a pride in the growth of Whitmire
because they want to see Whitmire
The Athletic Sports.
The athletic sports here this after
noon were novel and interesting. In
the various contests prizes were of
fered and they were carried out with
a vim and eagerness which could not
but keep up the interest of the crowd
The first contest Nyas a wheelbar
row race. a prize of one dollar being
offered to the successful contestant.
This was fo!lowed by a wheclbarrow
race by blindfolded contestants. a
hoop race by little girls, a barrel
race, a three-legged race, a sack race,
a watermelon race. a foot race. an
egg race, a greased pig contest. and
the conclusion of all was the climb
ing of the greasy pole. The pole was
well greased. too. and the members
of the secret orders are not in it with
some of the efforts which were made.
Altogether. a most pleasant day
was spent both for the candidates
and for the crowd.
The crop outlook in this section of
the country is good. Cotton and corn
are promising. There was a slight
rain this afternoon below Whitmire,
in the direction of Newberry, which
considerably improved conditions.
John K. Aull.
Life, Death and Love.
A woman lay with closed eyes and
quiet breath waiting to welcome an
angel whose presence semed to
overshadow the white-curtained
room. A man knelt beside ihe bed.
the woman's hand pressed close in
his against his cheek. while his lips
moved as if in prayer.
In the room were Life. Death and
"WVhat have you given her?" ques
tioned Death of Life.
"I brought her my best gifts," an
swered Life-"youth. health. beauty,
ior and Love."
"Has Love brought her good
gifts?"' again asked Death
Said Love with wistful eyes. "I
brought her brave bright hours, sun
shine and laughter. happiness and
glory in living. and then a heavy
cross. The sunshine she shed all
about her, even with the fading of
L.ife's glory: the cross hidden deep
in her soul cast out self and made
a new radiance and beauty there."
"LIet her come to me." said Death.
"Life had much to give. btut peace
and rest are not for Life to bestowv.
L.ove would give all. but must reckon
with the human heart. I will crown
andl glorify and bless her."
L.ife fled from the quiet room with
a sigh and one whispered, tender
word: but L.ove lingered, brave even
in the full presence of Death.
"What of him." said Love, point
ing to the kneeling figture.
"He made the cross?" Death asked.
"Yes." :sid Love. weeping. h
"We must teach him." said Death
"n.hat he coulr1 not larn from life."
ANOTHER SALUDA HORROR.
Negro Attempted Assault on Young
White Woman and Narrowly
On Satray: night Saluda coun-.
wa. in a f::-r ,f excitement cau,sed
by an attei.::cl assatilt by a -illain
tP:s negro )n a young white woman
Of that conmy. The iegro wa; cap
tured -: the authorities and lodged in
jail !, iceling ran high and for hours
dar.-er of a lynching was imminent.
Forn:ra:ely wiser and cooler counsel
prevailed and now there is no talk
of violence. The following is the ac
count as published in yesterday's
Will Jones as he calls himself, a
hidtous looking black monster. is
now safe behind the bars of the Saluda
Jail charged with the crime that white
people will not tolerate and for which
quick vengeance is usually meted
out. The story of his crime or at
tempted crime is short and nothing
hut cooler couiinsel prevailing has
averted a lylching in the last 24
On Thursday night a noise was
heard on the door of a room of the
house of Mr. Warren Kirkland. a
highly respected citizen of this coun
tV living near Richardsonville. occu
pied as a bedroom by his youngest
daughter. now about 18 or 2o years of
The young woman was awakened
and ran to her father's room and re
ported that some one was at her room
door. The old gentleman sprang out
of bed and rushing out discovered the
form of a negro stealing off in the
darkness. Five weeks ago he employ
ed Will Jones to work for him and
he was impressed at once with the re
semblance between the negro running
away from the house and the strange
0- whom he had had in his employ for
a short time.
Next day Mr. Kirkland determined
to boldly confront Jones and charge
him with the offense. At first he bit
terly denied any knowledge of it but
at last made a confession and also
stated that this was not the first time
he had gone to the place for the pur
pos.e of entering the young lady's
room, but his heart had theretofore
failed him and he went away without
making any noise.
The neighbors were soon apprised
of this statement and the negro
was carried off into the woods and
kept there through most of the day.
The question of killing him on the
spot was fully deb,ated..but as stated
above. cooler counsel prevailed and
thus Saluda was saved the disgrace
of a lynching. When the determina
t;on was inalh- reached to deliver the
scoun(Idrel to the sheriff one of the
party could not resist the temptation
of trying to sever the negro's head
with a knife and the tugly gash across
his throat shows how narrowly he was
sav'ed from instant death.
Last night Sheriff Rhoden had the
negro ouit of .iail, strongly g-1arded
andl 'hid away in the woods, he hav'ing
heard that an attemp)t would likely be
made to lynch the prisoner.
Jones claims to have come to this
Coutyt in March fronm Lewisville. Ga.
Hie is about .30 y-ears old.
The father of Miss Kirkland was
bree today but there appears to be no
reason n' w to suspect any molesta
tion of the prisoner.
"Some folks." saidl Uncle Ebhen.
"is so part ic'lar 'bout givin' de devil
his due dat diey fohgits dlar is a heap
o'hones' an' wvell-meanin' people
needin' a little incouragement."
"Ts v'aur seat comfortable, dear?"
he asked when they had got settled in
"Yes, it is very nice." said the wife.
"Feel any draught, dlear?"
"No: I'm very comfortable."
Terrible Disaster to Spanish Steamer
Off the New Hebrides On
.ondon. July 4.-A dispatch has
been received by the Llyods fro:n their
signal station at itt of Lewis in
Scotland. stating that the German
tank steamer F.norge which passed
th-re this morning signalled that she
had aboard some of the castaways of
the Danish steamer Norge which was
wrecked and sunk off Rockall, New
Hebrides. on Tuesday last. These
survivors are in all probability those
who got away from the doomed
steamer in the second boat which sep
arated from that one which was pick
ed up by the trawler and was taken
to Grimsby. Engla-nd.
While the saving of the second
boatload will reduce the list of those
lost in the sinking vessel, there is
little doubt felt that fully seven hun
Orc,d persons went dgwn wi:h the
Norge. Survivors say that the pas
sengers included nearly two hundred
ihildren. In shipping circles it is
agreed that the disaster shows the
greatest loss of life which has ever
occurred in the history of translactic
London. July 4.-A dispatch to the
Llvods from their Stornoway Scot
land agent states that the steamer
Carnova landed 33 survivors of the
Norge disaster there. while the Ger
man steamer Enorgie is now off the
bay with 39 others aboard. The Car
nova has now reurned to the,scene of
the disaster. The survivors say that
four bodies of survivors got away
from the sinking vissel. Several of
them state that there was an uncon
trollable panic on board the Norge.
OUR MEAN TEMPERATURE.
The First Thermal Map of the State
Has Been Issued by Com
Commissioner Watson has at last
succeeded in getting through Direc
tor Bauer, of the weather bureau, a
thermal map of this state. of which
he is very proud. The map shows
up wonderfully well. It shows that
the mean annual t emperature for
whole state is 63 degrees: The lu .ot
mean annual temperature is 59, at
Gree,nville. and the highest 67. at
Beaufort. -The mean annual tempera
ture for the state for the spring
months is 63. for the summer 79, for
the autumn 65. and for the winter
46. One of the striking facts that
the map shows is that a belt running
acrosS the entire state. and stretch
in parts as wide as Berkeley and
Chesterfield counties. shows a mean
annua! temperature of from 62 to
Comminlssioner W\atson expects to
hve a large number of these maps
printed, because he nnrds that it is
is such tenmperatture that attracts
>eople from the great northwest, and
t is the average temperature that is
et adap'ted to trucking and fruit
A remarkable instance of apparent
imicry in Ceylon has been brought
to notice by Dr. A. Whiiey. A tBsh
ommonly known as the sea-bat
trikingly resembles a decayed leaf.
mnd a recent observer reports pursu
ng one of these flshes with a small
et. 'when the creature suddenly dis
ppeared. and the purstuer saw only
a yellow .iak-leaf gently and inertly
inking to the hottom. As he tturned
iway., the supposed leaf righted itself
amd darted off.
A twelve years' study of leprosy at
Guadeloupe has shown Dr. A. Noel
hat leprosy is not heriditary. Chil
rendren born of leprous parents and
ourished on the milk of the mother
o not necessarily acquire the disease,