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VOL. XLII. NO. 80 NEWBERRY. S. 0.. FRIDAY JUNE 23' I905. TWINE A WEK $51YA
OUR PROSPERITY LETTER.
All the News of A Live and Progres
sive Town-The New School
Prosperity, S. C., June 22.-Owing
to our absence in Columbia the first
part of the week we were not ablt .
get our usual letter in last week; but
will try to make up for it this weck
and in the future.
Rev. M. O. J. Kreps, of Augusta,
Ga., will preach in Grace church next
Sunday morning by special request.
There will also be a joint council
meeting held of the pastorate in Grace
-church at 4 o'clock on Sunday even
Mrs. R. L. Gaston has returned
from a very pleasant visit to her
mother in the city by the sea.
Rev. E. H. Kohn, of Cherryville, N.
C., will preach in Grace church on
Sunday. July 2nd. It has been quite
a long time since Rev. Kohn has been
back to his old home. He has until
recently served churches in Virginia t
and Pennsylvania. He will spend his
vacation with -his brother and relatives
in the county. ]
The committee on program met at
Prosperity on Monday and arranged
the same and assigned subjects.
Dr. Perry D. Simpson has gone to
Charleston to accept a position with
a drug store and left for his field of
work on Saturday.
Dr. Haskell Kibler, of West Vir
ginia, has been visiting his sister, Mrs.
A. A. Singley and other relatives, for
the past week.
The first cotton bloom that we have
heard of was in the field of Mr. Jesse f
D. Lorick the first of the week.
At last we are able to announce that
the Prosperity Graded School build
ing has been let to contractors and
work will begin in a few days. This t
is a thing that has been looked for
ward to by our people for the past
year. and we are glad to be able to
make the announcement. It is ex
pected to be completed by October.
At an election held for teachers
in the Prosperity graded schools the
former faciity were reelected, Prof.
E. O. Counts. principal and Misses
Dela Bowers and Frances Rawl as
Miss Erin Kohn is at Clemson in
attendance upon the summer school.
The Prosperity high school associa
tion at a meeting held last Monday
ordered the sale of the old school
building on sales day in November.
Possession to be given January 1st,
1906, unless earlier vacated by the
graded(. school. This building has
done a noble part in the work of edu
cation in .our town; but it has served
its day and now it must go.1
As we sad in our last letter we do
niot intend to get into a controversy
with any one on the dispensary sub
jiect, but we do expect to say some
thing "agin" when we feel like it.
Our answer to Hon. Cole. L Blease's
article would be, St. Mark, 8th chap
ter and 36th and 3pth verses.
We received a long letter from a
friend a couple days ago and I want
to make a quotation or two from it.
If what he says is true it is time and
high time to vote it out. "Sure enough
it is not a question of dollars. This
is the question as I see it; can the
ci. urch afford to run a barroom any
longer: and is it not a fact that not
only the members. but the officers:
the very foundation on which the
church~ rests (local management is
meart. I think-K.) has been running
the dispensary of Newberry county
cver ,imee it was first inaugurated. *
-T hey say we can't have prohi
nii:.I say we can try." Yes, let
udeour part. Let every church
member do his duty now and here
after and we will get rid of the dis
pensary and we wvill have prohibition
Programme of the Newberry C-on
ference Sunday School convention
w;kh meets i n Graoce Ch urch, Pros
erity, August 9th and ioth, 19o5:
Devotional service conducted by e
Mr. Jefferson Quattlebaum.
ist topic. The object of the Sunday v
School? Rev. S. P. Koon, Miss Lot
:ie Derrick. Messrs. Jno. C. Aull. F. v
A.. Boland and Supt. J. S. Wheeler.
2nd topic. A training school in h
!ach Sunday School for training v
eachers and a central normal school
or the conference. Prof. E. O. v
uunts, Mrs. J. A. Summer. Rev. W.
L. Seabrook, Prof. S. J. Derrick, and t
v,Irs. J. L. Wise.
3rd topic. Aggressive Sunday i
School work. Messrs. A. G. Wise, f
[no. J. Kibler, Mrs. Jas. A. B. Scher- 3
:r, Mrs. Jas. Setzler, Rev. J. A. Sligh.
Second Day. p
Devotional exercises by Rev. O. B. v
4th topic. The proper equipment C
tnd arrangement for teaching the
;raded system. Dr. Geo. B. Cromer, C
.evs. P. H. E. Derrick. S. T. Hall- I
nan. D. D.. H. C. Grossman. Prof. n
oe. E. Hunter. t,
5th topic. Should others besides F
he confirmation class be admitted to
:onfirmation? Revs. O. B. Shearouse, h
J. Long, W. K. Sligth, A. J. Bowers, J
). D.. and Prof. W. A. Counts.
6th. Question Box. i
The committee on program asks b
hat each one prepare a short paper a
)n the subje~ct assigned them. It is
he hope of the committee that all i
vho are assigned a topic will prepare c
paper and attend the meeting of the
The Sorosis had quite an enj.oyable b
ntertainment on Tuesday evening
!t the 'home of Mrs. W. A. Moseley n
Lt which time they gave an ice cream
estival. The proceeds will go toward h
ecuring the Lyceum course for an- r
The Masons will give a picnic at
(oung's grove on Friday at which
ime there will be addresses by some
)rominent Masons and a good dinner.
Our amateur base ball club tried
:onclusions with the Newberry boys t
nuch to the sorrow of our boys.
ever mind boys when you get a
:hance cross bats with 'em again;
ome one had to lose.
Miss Edna ~Fellers has gone to r
5partanburg to spend her vacation t
vith her aunt. Mrs. Osborne.
Mrs. J. S. Wheeler has gone to Hen
lersonville. N. C.. to spend a while
vith Mrs. S. F. Wheeler.
Mr. D. H. Wheeler, who is much
mproved. has gone for an extended
isit to his son at Hendersonville.
Dr. Griffith Pugh was in town a
hort time on Monday on his way tor
he summer school at Newberry in
vlich school he is a teacher this year.
The directors of the oil mill met
ast week and elected Mr. A. H. Haw
tins, president; Dr. G. Y. Hunter, viceI
resident: Mr. R. T. Pug'h. secretary
reasurer and general manager.1
Rev. WV. H. Greever. of Columbia.
reached a very acceptable sermon
n Grace church Sunday morning.
Miss Erin Kohn will teach in the
Hickory. N. C.. graded schools the
ext year. She declined the posi
:ion in the Bamberg schools to take
~he work at Hickory.
The faculty of the school here werea
ll reelected. Miss Della Bowers de- I
Mr. R. T. C. Hunter informs me<
that he is trying to arrange for the I
usual farmers institute held here this
Miss Della Bowers will attend ther
State teachers association at Clem
on next week. t
Thornwvell Haynes. Esq.. consul at
Vaderostok. Russia, and Mrs. Hay-<
ns. are expected to visit South Caro
lina during t'he coming summer. i
Mrs. Geo. S. Bearden, of Charlotte,
N. C.. and little daughter are visiting
Little Miss Margery Luther, of Co
lumbia. is visiting her grandparents,
Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Luther, this week.
visiting her neice, Mrs. Dr. Wheel
r and Lilly, May Russell.
Mr. B. 0. Epting and daughters
isited Mrs. G. M. Able Wednesday.
Mr. G. A. Mills, of Saluda county,
vas in town on Wednesday.
Mr. B. F. Mills, of Chappells, who
as been at the bedside of his father,
,as in town on Wednesday.
Misses Eunie Gibson and Joe Cold
vell are visiting Mr. J. H. Hunter.
Mr. 0. P. Harris. of Clinton, is in
Thos. W. Holloway. Esq., of Wil
amston, af:er a pleasant visit to his
riend, Mr. L. B. Bowers. went home
Miss Della Bowers has declined the
osition in the Prosperity school to
:hich she was reelected and will
each the s:hool at St. Matt'hews,
)rangeburg county. next year.
An event of great importance to
;randpa Wise occurred since our last
!tter and it is with pleasure we an
ounce him grandpa two times. Much
the satisfaction of Commodore
Mr. T. R. Simpson, of Anderson,
as been on a visit to his brother, Dr.
The Bank of Prosperity has just
stalled a number of safe deposit
oxes. They are quite nice and for
nominal cost yon can have a fire
roof place -or your papers. We be
eve this is the only bank in the
ounty having safe deposit boxes.
Vhen in town go down and see them.
Mrs. C. T. Wyche was called home
y wire last wveek. She reports a very
leasant tim: in the pearl of the Pied
Mr. Ned Olney, of Charleston, who
as been visiting Mr. S. B. Mowers
eturned home ATednesday.
Miss Jessie Moseley entertained the
olly Dozen Wednesday evening. It
ras a very enjoyable time.
Miss Isoline Wyche delegate from
er class at Winthrop college to the
'. W. C. A., at Asheville, N. C.. re
rned to her home Wednesday.
Mrs. Z. W. Bedenbaugh is visiting
er parents at Rocky Mount. Va.
Mr. Ernest D. Bedenbaugh after a
leasant vacation spent at home has
eturned to his post of duty in Atlan
a. He is shipping clerk for the
Lmerican Con. Co.
Miss Grace Harmon is visiting
riends in Columbia.
Mrs. Gibson and Morgan. oz Co
imbia. are visiting Mrs. W. A. Mose
Some one asked us why it was the
ully Dozen held their meeting Wed
esday. and it was answered that be
g the longest day in the year they
anted to take advantage of it.
Miss Jane Cook is visiting her
rother. Mr. J. Callie Cook. of Sa
Mr. H. B. Dominick. of Fountain
nn. has been visiting his brother, Mr.
. A. Dominick the past week.
Miss Bessie Counts, who taught at
.owdnesville. S. C., has been elected
rincipal of the Excelsior school.
Mr. H. B. Dominick and wife are
pending tthe week- at his father's Mr.
. W. Dominick. of St. Lukes.
Mrs. D. W. T. Kibler has gone on
visit to her sister. Mrs. RawI, of
Miss Lee, of Due West. is expected
mn a visit to her sister, Mrs. C. M.
Our boys have gone to Newberry
oday to cross bats with the Newber
v boys again.
Mr.R. L. Luther has returned
rm a visit to Columbia. She was
Lccompanied by two of her grand
Miss Addie Werts has been spend
g a short vacation at home. We
1most envy her ihe nice fruit she is
Miss Mary Lizzie Workman after a
>easant visit to Miss Nannie Simp
on has returned home.
Miss Gertrude Simpson has gone
othe Tntenational Sundlay School
convention, now in session at Toron
to, Canada. We learn that a number
went from our county.
Mr. Miller. Marine editor of the
Associated Press, was ordered by
wire to report for duty at once. He
left- for New York Sunday night
His vacation was cut short, but he
says he very much enjoyed his stay
in our little burg.
The C.. N. & L. railroad bhas ship
ped during the season beginning with
September Tst. 1904. to date 4,58
bales of cotton. We have not learn
ed the number shipped by the South
Departed this life, at his home in
lower number nine township, Wed
nesday, June 21. A. B. Mills, Esq.,
aged 82 years and about four months.
Mr. Mills had lived to a good old age
and was one of the best known men
in No. 9. He was thrice married. He
raised quite a large family. He will
be buried today. (Thursday) at 3 p.
m., in Zion cemetery.
Among the visitors at Prosperity
this week are Mr. and Mrs. John R.
Miller and their beautiful little daugh
ter. Miss Mary Elizabeth Miller, of
New York City. who are guests of
Mr. Miller's sister, Mrs. D. W. Bo
Mrs. Miller. whose professional
name is Marie Glover-Miller. is a
celebrated choir-loft and concert
singer, and before the recent edict of
Pope Pius X forbidding women's
voices in choirs was for fifteen years
soprano soloist of the Ohurch of the
Sacred Heart in New York. where
her singing was one of the features
of the high mass and vesper services.
Her voice is dramatic soprano of re
markable range and tonal purity, and
the musical critics of the principal
cities of the U. S. and Europe where
Mrs. Miller has appeared in concert
and oratorio have highly praised her
art and technique. Mrs. Miller is
yo:ng and handsome and her charm
ing manner quite captivates those
who attend her splendid entertain
ments during the social season in the"
Besides being a singer Mrs. Miller
is also a collector of historical and
unique musical instruments, and
among her collection are two harps.
one of them having belonged to Thos.
Moore. the Irish poet. and on which
he is said to have set to music the
words of his many beautiful songs.
"The Last Rose of Summer." "The
-arp that Once Thro Tara's Halls,'
etc: and the other, a French instru
ment. once was the property of one
of the Princesses of the Orleans fam
'ir. Miller is a South Carolinian,
having been born at Columbia. At
present he is a member of the editor
ial staff of the Associated Press in
West End News.
The ladies of McCaughrin Rebecca
Lodge. No. 9 will give an ice cream
festival at the graded school biulding
Saturday evening, the prceeds to goto
furnishing of a room in the 1. 0. 0.
F. orphanage at Greenville. Come
over and help them in this noble
If you are not an Odd Fellow you
should be for they teach friendship,
love and truth, the three greatest
principles in existence.
The Newberry Mill is erecting a
substantial cotton shed in the rear of
the opening room.
The McCrary Concert Band is
now practicing nightly and is getting
along nicely. The band has a fine set
WVe have been informed thiat the
work on the O'Neall street church has
finaly st. pped for the lack of funds.
It is not a matter of dollars and
Icents, that the people of Newberry
county are wanting, they want no dis
pensary. Over two thirds of the vo
ters of West End have signed the Pe
titions against the dispensary. Lets
have an election at once and decide
GENERAL NEWS NOTES..
Items of More or Less Interest Con
densed Throught the World.
Five hundred persons were killed
in a mine explosion at Khartsisk,
The battleship Tennessee will be
given a silver service by citizens of
Admiral Dewey is to attend the
test of the new floating drydock at
Solomon's Island, Md.
The peace conference between Rus
sia and Japan may occur in August.
Many cities wanted it.
The new grand jury which meets
in Milwaukee is expected to cintinue
the investigation into political "graft."
A report comes from Petropaviov
ski, Kamchatka, that pirates landed
on the coast and massacred 150 of
The republican county ticket in
Philadelphia may be withdrawn ou
account of the protest of citizens and
Reports from Shanghai state that
United States Minister Rockhill was
unsuccessful in trying to explain the
exclusion bill to the Chinese.
Governor Herrick, of Ohio, de
clared that the lobbyist who seek to
influence legislation is a criminal and
should be driven out of existence.
John F. Wallace, chief engineer. of
the Panama Canal, has been called
to Washington to aid in settling sev
eral important canal problems.
German officials believe British
support of France in the Moroccan
situation, and that German diplo
macy has checked their growing
Armenians in Baku, Russia, are in
momentary fear tihat the present
street rioting there may lead t a
It is said that John F. Wallace'will
resign as chief engineer of the 'Pana
ma canal to accept a place at $6o,ooo
a year with a railroad company in the
A conference called by the civic
federation is to be held in New York
to discuss the immigration question
in the existing law rendered desira
ble by the heavy influx of foreigners.
Frank G. Bigelow. the defaulting
Milwaukee bank president wh.o was
sentenced to 1o years in prison, h.as
been made timekeeper and is now
known as No. 4.717.
The hot weather caused four
deaths in Brooklyn, N. Y.
The Chicago Civic Federation ad
vised against municipal owndrship.
The Chinese movement to poycott
American goods is growing steadily.
S. P. Sheerin. former secretary of
the democratic committee, dropped
dead in Chicago.
Oyama plans to destroy Linevitch's
army before the peace negotiations
are begun at Washington. --
The training ship at Annapolis,
known heretofore as the-Chesapeake,
has been named the Severne.
No new developments towards
peace between Japan and Russia are
expected for several days.
Norway stands by her action in de
posing Oscar and is resolved to de
fend her secession from Sweden.
Maj-Gen. John C. Bates succeeded
Major-General Gillespie as assistant
chief of staff at the war department.
Field Marshal Oyama is gradually
extending his line of Japanese troops
from the Mongolian border to the
Sea of Japan.
The Lutheran Synod continue-d its
sessions in Pittsburg and received re
ports on church extension and other
Paul Morton. chairman of the
hoard of directors of the Equitable
Life Assurance Society, has directed
two expert accountants to make an