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VOL. XLII. NO. 54 NEWBERRY. S. C.. FRIDAY APRIL 7, 1905.-. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
SITINGS IND DOINGS
OF PROSPERITY PEOPLE
APPROACH OF THE COM
Crops Looking Well-The Literary
Sorosis-Selling Cotton- Per
sonal and Otherwise.
Prosperity, April 6.-The gentle
showers of April have fallen and
crops and gardens are looking fine
Some of our early gardeners are eat
ing radishes, etc., already.
Say, Mr. Editor, you came very
near getting your humble scribe into
great trouble, and with the ladies of
the Sorosis. As you know, your cor
respondent has been particular to
give all the news of our town and last
week, when we had taken such pains
to write up the banquet of the Liter
ary Sorosis, that you should leave it
out! I know that you explained to
me that the paper was full and you
could only put in two columns but
that you should leave out such an im
portant matter! Of course we had
to do the best we ccid and promised
amends for it in the future, and we
want to give the office due notice that
the next time it must go in if every
thing else should be left out.
Constable Eison overhauled a bar
rel of "Fuss. Ex" containing ten gal
lons of booze. The "stuff" was ship
ped in and the negro went home a
sadder. a wiser and a poorer man. It
created quite a sensation for a while
and a large crowd gathered at the
Squthern depot to learn results.
The Rev. C. -M. Boyd has gone to
Due West for a couple of days. He
will go from there to the A. R. Pres
bytery at D6raville, Ga. Capt J. B.
Fellers is the. delegate from the
One of the largest crowds ever
seen in Prosperity was here last
Saturday. The trade was one of the
largest for a spring day for many
years, if not the largest. The mer
chants had more than they could do.
The fertilizer men did an unusually
large trade. While the credit trade
was large, it was not so large as last
year for the first of April.
The city election will come off on
the second Tuesday in April, the i1th.
Since the primary there has been
little irterest. A nomination is prac
tically an election.
Mr. C. A. Stewart, agent of the
Southern railway company at this
point. will go* to Blacksburg, S. C.
Mr. Dinglehoef, relief agent, will be
with us for a short while until the
regular agent arrives.
Messrs. 3. D. Quatlebaum and F.
A. Dominick spent Wednesday in
Columbia on business.
Mrs. Carrie Caldwell is visiting
Mrs. J. H. H;unter this week.
Judge S. S. Cunningham is visiting
Mr. J. H. Hunter.
We regret to announce to the many
friends of Mr. Frank M. Gibson, of:
Nichols, Ga.; that he is critically ill.
Mr. J. C. H. Fellers and niece, Miss
Mattie Fellers, visited the family of
Mr. S. L. Fellers the past week.
Quite a large delegation from Pros
perity went up to see the ball game,
Newberry vs. Erskine. Th'ey say it
was a fine game.
The Jolly Dozen will hold a busi
ness meeting on the afternoon of
April 6. There will be no fun aboard
that day, I am assured (?)
The Sorosis will meet with Mrs.
D. W. Boland on April 1..
We are told that our progressive'
city fathers will give us light on a
dark subject-G. I,ooo candle power
gas light on the public square. They
.:ll not give us this ligh' before it is
needed. They are also making some
new streets. We need some old ones
worked-one running from Mr. A. P.
Dominick's residence, on the north
sid of the Southern railway, to the
crossing beyond Mr. L. S. Bowers'
rFidence. We hope to see this
street continued all the way into
town, if it is possible to do so.
Mr. C. R. Hrr, of Muncy, Pa., is
installing Mr. Jno. Cook's new roller
flour mill outfit. Mr. Cook will 'have
one of the latest and most modern
Mrs. H. E. Todd. of Anderson. is
visiting her sister, Mrs. J. B. Fellers.
of St. Lukes.
Mrs. A. W. Fogle. of Anderson,
who has been down since the death
of her father, Mr. J. B. Fellers, re
turned to Anderson on Tuesday.
List of dead letters in Posperity,
S. C., postoffice for month of
Mrs. Mariah Boozer, Mrs. Sallie
Brown, Mr. Genfend Harmon, Mr.
Malcolm Hawkins. Mr. Clarence
Jackson, Miss Sarah Krepps, Mrs. M.
C. Nelson, Mr. Mallie Shealy, Mr.
Selers Williams, Mr. Thos. Wilson,
Mrs. Mance Wilson.
Mr. P. D. Simpson has returned
from Newberry where he visted rela
Miss Lucy Quattlebaum, of Colum
bia, who has been on a visit to the
Misses Moseley for the past week,
returned home on Wednesday.
Mr. P. L. Langford, of Reynolds,
has been at home for a day or two.
Mr. Tom Johnson, of Newberry,
has been on a visit to Mr. P. D.
The Rev. D. P. Boyd was in town
for a day this week. We learn Mr.
Boyd was looking out for a location.
if so, we would be delighted to have
him come to Prosperity. We need
and have a welcome for such men.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hartman, and
little Miss Hartman, of Atlanta, Ga.,
are resting for a few days under the
parental roof, near Mt. Pilgrim.
Mr. Jno. Hawkins' school at St.
Lukes closed last Friday.
Miss Gertrude Bobb's school at
Saluda Academy closed last week.
Miss Bobb is now at home.
Mrs. C. T. Wyche is again with
Moseley Bros., where she will be
glad to see her friends.
The Woodmen will initiate a new
member in the mysteries of Wood
The plans for the next commence
ment are being laid and assignments
made. It will not be long until the
bells and hollows .will be made to
reverberate with the com
mencement speeches of the young
Demosthenes of the schools. The
glad days of childhood! How many
of us but would live over again their
school days when we were carefree
and our hearts knew no pain!
"Backward, turn backward, oh; Time,
in thy flight
Make me a child again just for to
But it is past. These jolly days
will never return to us. It will only
be a short time until the places that
know us now will know us no more
and other faces will be seen and other
hands will do the work we are do
ing. Let us scatter sunshine as we
We learn that Rev. Mr. Webster,
of the Advent church, will erect a
tent here and hold a revival service
in the near future.
Miss Essie Moore, of St. Lukes, is
improving, though not yet out of dan
Miss Elvira McCullough, of Silver
Street, is visiting fler sister, Miss
Bettie, at Mr. S. D. 'Duncan's.
There has been a fall look on our
streets for the past week, from the
amount of cotton selling. There were
112 bales sold on last Saturday and
69 for the week. There were 190
bales sold here for the 3 days ending
with Wednesday-the price ranging
from 7 1-2 to 7 3-4. It looks as
NEWS FROM EXCELSIOR.
Farmers Reducing Cotton Acreage
And Using Less Fertilizer
Excelsior, April 6.-The school
here will close Friday.
This section has had nice rains,
after some dry weather. The farmers
are moving on nicely with work and
some corn has been planted.
The warm weather has been very
favorable for garden vegetation, and
the early gardeners have planted
beans and put out cabbage plants.
Miss Janie Kinard spent last week
with her sister in Saluda county.
Miss Mary Peterson, of Newberry,
has been on a visit to Mrs. J. C. Sing
The Rev. W. W. McMorries spent
Sunday night with Mr. D. B. Cook's
Mr. Crumpton and wife, of New
berry, spent Saturday night with Mr.
G. W. Kinard's family.
Prof. J. S. Wheeler returned Mon
day from a business trip to Columbia.
Mrs. J. D. Stone and children spent
last week with relatives at Newber
The farmers of this section are us
in-gless guano and will plant less cot
ton this year than they did last year.
It is gratifying to see this, and if
they will just stick together the
movement will resu!t in much good.
rhe present price of cotton is too
low for the cost of making it.
Through the kindness of Mr. Luth
r Cook in offering us a seat in his
buggy, this correspondent spent last
unday in Saluda county, g>ing over
-o attend the burial of my sister's
laughter, Miss Essie Werts, who
lied on Saturday of typhoid fo;cr.
Her remains were laid to rest in the
:emetery at St. Mark's church, the
)u.rial service being conducted by her
pastor, the Rev. J. L. Buck. It is
gratifying to state that Mr. Werts'
two sons, who have been very sick
ith the same disease, are improving
i little. It is desired to correct the
tatement of your eorrespondent at
Prosperity in Friday's issue that Mr.
Wrts has buried two children since
:ht nolidays. He has buried only one
tnd it is hoped t-he other sick ones
vill soon be well. Mr. Werts' other
on died last June.
The Rev. W. A. Lutz, of Prosper
ty, will preach in Excelsior sc'hool
iouse next Sabbath afternoon at 4
'clock. It is with great pleasure al
;o that it is stated that the Rev. J. A.
ligth will preach for us here on the
'ifth Sabbath afternoon in this month,
Lt 4 o'clock. It is hoped there will be
L good attendance at both of these
;ervices, as both speakers are able
nen, and they will give those who
tear them. something good to think
It is gratifying to state that Mr.
Sease, who has been confined to his
room sick, is able to get out again.
A Year in College.
$2o0 cash or a year in College can
,e quickly earned by one young man
:r lady in each county during the
summer. Plan does not interfere
with other employment, and student
:an select the school.
State name of institution you, wish
to attend. No money required.
For particulars address,
Morton H. Pemberton,
price was going to tumble. We hope
We were glad to see ye editor on
our streets las.t Friday.
Mr. S. S. Birge is now camping it
out, or roughing it, in the pine forest
near Chapin. Mr. Birge is a large
handle:- of lumber of all kinds, hand
ling not only the output of his own
mill, but a large part of three or four
A GREAT REDUCTION.
Views of Commissioners of -Agricu
ture of the Various Cot
Atlanta, April 6.-The commissior
ers of agriculture of the souther
states are firm in their belief that th
Southern Cotton association and it
work is a success. At the request c
the press bureau of the Souther
Cotton association they have made
special investigation regarding the re
duction of the cotton acreag
throughout the south, and in thei
opinion there will be a great reduc
tion of acreage this year.
The commissioners also state tha
there will be a greater diversificatio
of crops this year than ever before i:
the history of the south, and they ar
looking forward to a very prosperou
country next fall.
The following are some expres
sions from the different commissior
C. JJ. Barrow, acting commissior
er of agriculture of Louisiana:
"Organizations have been perfecte
in nearly all the parishes of this stat
for the purpose of reducing the acre
.ge 25 per cent. and this action -on th
part of the farmers has been supple
mented by proclamations from ou
governor urging the importance c
this reduction and we believe it wi:
have its effect."
E. J. Watson, commissioner of ag
riculture of South Carolina:
"That there will be a great reduc
tion of acreage in this state I ar
fully convinced, but just at this tim
I could not undertake to give the e
S. L. Patterson, commissioner c
agriculture, North Carolina:
"It is impossible just now to pre
dict the exact amount of the reduc
tion of the cotton acreage but it is gc
ing to be reduced. And you may de
pend upon it our farmers are holdin
cotton as they never have done be
fore. Very little is finding its wa.
to the markets and the farmers ar
determined to carry out the spirit c
the New Orleans convention noth
withstanding the reported heavy re
ceipts in some sections."
W. G. Ogilvie, commissioner of ag
"From the best information I hav
been able to obtain the cotton acre
age will be reduced at least 25 pe
:ent. I have reports from neari:
every cotton growing country in t.h
H. T. Bradford, commissioner o
"My opinion is, and I have give
t'he matter close attention, that thi
:otton acreage will be reduced at leas
5 per cent. in our state. There is
general determination among the far
mers to reduce their acreage and bet
ter conditions generally."
0. B. Stevents, commissioners o
agriculture of Georgia, says:
"There is no doubt but that th,
people of Georgia are going to reduc
heir cotton acreage and better them
selves generally. And besides ther
will never again be such a year a
last was for -coton or any other sor
Commissioner R. R. Poole, in a:
interview several days ago, announc
ed that the state of Alabama was gc
ing to reduce its acreage 33 1-2 pE
Governor J. K. Vardaman, of Mis
"Mississippi is sure to reduce he
acreage ths year. I have examine
things carefully and I find that t.F
actual reduction will be between
per cent. and 25 per cent."
W. J. Clay, commissioner of ti
state of Texas, says:
"From infhrmation I have bee
able to gather from corresponden<
and conversation with prominei
planters, I am of the opinion that tI
acreage of this state will be reduce
about 25 per cent."
I Doings of People Who Live Across
the Rippling Waters of
Ruffs. Saluda C-)unty, April 6.-As
n spring, with her emerald robes, beau
e tiful flowers and sweet songsters,
s advances the health of this neighbor
,f hood improves. It may be the fine
r weather or the skill of the physicians
a or perhaps a little.-of both. Farmers
are progressing finely with their farm
e work. They take time to go to the
r farmers' meetings at the different
precincts, and every ore seems inter
ested and trying to encourage othersito
t join the movement. There are sev
a eral up to date farmers in this sec
a tion, who use all the modern imple
e ments for farming. The Ruff broth
s ers are agents for mowers, harrows,
rakes, etc., and also have well ma
chinery. They seem to be doing a
good business. The fine plantation
known as the old Livingston place
- (the birthplace of your towns
man, Mr. Smith Livingston),
d has been greatly improved
e since it was purchased by
its present owner, Mr. George Lever.
e He has repaired the house and built a
ginnery, stables and tenant houses
r now he is making arrangements to
f buy a saw-mill. Mr. Jacob Ruff,
1I postmaster at Ruff, is a progressive
farmer. He has a fine place, which.
is kept well improved, with comfor
table tenant houses. Mr. Ruff is a
hustler, and has for a motto "keep
e The school at Bethany Academy,
taught by Prof. Rauch, assisted by
Mr. Ben Nichols, closed last Friday.
Prof. Rauch is a graduate of Newber
ry coilege. This is the third year he
'has been principal of Bethany. Miss
Leula Sandel, of Orangeburg, is -
teaching at Cornith and will continue
about a month longer.
Miss Myrtle Werts, who has been
teaching in Lexington, has closed her
y school and returned to her home at
f Court . . in session at Saluda this
- week and nearly all the male popula
- tion had, or thought they had, busi
ness there. Saluda has some very
- fine home talent at the bar, among
them Hon. E. S. Blease, who was a
e Newberry boy; but when he stumps
- the county, you would think him a na
r tive Saludian. No matter where he
' first saw the light, Saluda is very
e proud of her young senator.
We have several lines of R. F. D.
f and others projected.
The ladies of the new Lutheran
z church are having entertainments in
the way of hot suppers, etc., for the
t benefit of the church which is being
a built at Saluda.
. His Great Luck.
Insurance Commissioner R. E.
f Folk of Tennessee was talking the
other day about the humor of the in
e surance business.
e "It is a ghastly humor," he said,
- "because it hinges on death. Never
e theless, there is a great deal of it.
s Every insurance agent has some odd
t and new story to relate.
"One agent told me yesterday how
r he had met that morning a in
a feeble condition, his face pallid, his
-eyes dull and his figure shrunken.
" 'What is the matter with you,
Herbert?' the agent said.
- "'I am in luck,' Herbert answered.
My boy, I am in great luck.'
r "'How so?' asked the agent.
" 'Why,' said the other, 'your comn
e pany's medical examiner passed me
o only two months ago, and now my
doctor tells me I have an incurable
ee disease. How is that for luck?' "
Three men were instantly killed in
e Bridgeport, Conn., on Tuesday, in a
it terrible explosion that blew to pieces
ie one of the brick buildings of the