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VOL. XLII. NO. 84 NEWBERRY. S. C.. FRIDAY JULY 7 1905, TWICE A WEEK, $1.50 YEAR
COTTON HAS CHANGED
HANDS VERY RAPIDLY
TEN CENTS BROUGHT IT FROM
Prosperity's Dividend Paying Insti
:-utions-Where Are The Jolly
-rosperity, July 6.-Mr. L. A. As
bill, after a short stay in our town as
the guest of his brother-in-law. re
t,rne(i to his home in Johnston Tules
Mrs. L. C. Schumpert is on a visit
to her father-in-law. Mr. B. B. Schum
pert, this week. Mrs. Schumpert left
the ho: city of Savannah for the cool
shades of Prosperity. She has Mas
ter Randolph with her.
Miss Bessie Randolph. of Campo
bello. S. C.. is visiting Miss Julia
Schumpert this week.
The Farmers' Institute will be held
at Youngs Grove on July 28 and we
hope :o see all of our farmers take ad
vantage of it. Much information is to
be ? ad by attending these institutes.
WVe notice that the papers have been
exploiting the amount paid -out by the
ban'k, :nd muis ., - dmont sec
a n t nd the amount is something
tartling. It seems that there has been
pu< ut over .ne m;llion dollars. We
tol Can point ivith pride to the two
ban:ting institutions in ouir town t.hat
,have paid out ST.25o.oo. Three years
ago .ve did not have a single dividend
paying corporation; today we have
two and we hope that in the next
three years we may be able to have as
Mr. L. S. Bowers, accompanied by
his daughter, Mrs. Thornwell' Haynes,
arrived in Prosperity on Wednesday
from New York, where Mr. Bowers
had gone to meet his daughter upon
her arrival from Europe on the 2nd.
Rev. P. H. E. Derrick has resigned
the work of the St. Phillip's pastorate
of tie South Carolina synod and will
" take the Bland county charge in Vir
ginia. Rev. Mr. Derrick has served
this -harge very acceptably and we re
gret to see him remove from the
bonnds of the South Carolina synod.
Mr. L. C. Merchant has opened his
store and he can be found on hand at
all times to serve his friends. -e
handles a line of fancy groceries and
soft e ld drinks. This is what we want
the.ze hot (lays and Lang will he glad
thave vou call to see him.
M i-s Edna Fellers wvill return t'his
week from her vacation, which she
has ,pent in Spartanburg with her
au.nt, Mrs. Osborne.
Mies Gertruide Simpson -has return
ed from Canada and the International
Sundav school convention. She re
prts a very pleasant-- trip.
Mr. S. WV. Dominick, of Greenwood.
has been on a visit to his mother in
the lower section of number 9.
Mr. Geo. WV. Bowvers, of Saluda
couray, was in towvn last week on a
visit~ to his brother. Mr. J. Pat
Mr. J. W . Kibler. of Newberry, was
in tow.n last WVednesday.
Mrs. C. M. Boyd has gone on a visit
to her parents at Due WVest.
Rev. C. M. Royd has gone to the
cow;ntnin of the Yotung People's as
5.:cin,U which meets at Gastonia, N.
C. Mr. Boyd goes as :he representa
tive 4f the A-. R. P. church in Pros
Mr, . T .. IDr.min ick went to Kin
ard n Saturday to visit her son. Mr.
Lac b Dminick. returning home on
Mrs. Addie H idges, of Spartan burg,
isviiting Mrs.A. HI. Hawkins.
Mr.. Rebecca Harris. 'f Newberry.
vided Mrs. A. 1H. Hawkins the past
M r-. Dessie La.ne\ will spend( some
time wnh i the folks at home at St.
Mr. A. Curtis Padgett, of Saluida.
visiting relatives in town this week.
Mr. Rembert McKain and his broth
er. Mr. Harry \cKain. have been on
a ;sit t) t.ie paternal hmme the past
The Misses Gray and Willis. of
Graycmurt. Laurens c unty. have been
visiting the Rev. Mr. McKain's am
ily the past week.
Alr. Charlie llarre has gone on a
visit to his sister. Mrs. K. Bake-. at
Gren wood, and wiil'spend some time
Mrs. Calmes spent the glorious
Fourth at the great summer resort of
Little Mountain and enjoye( the
mountain breezes for a day.
Messrs Quattlebaum and Langford
have installed a two horse gasoline
engine to cut feed and pump water
for their stock. It works nicely and
runs very smoothly. Whenyou come
to town go over and see it.
One of our merchants hied -him
away on a fishing trip a day or two
ago and reports having caught 48 nice
ones and when we asked if it was a
fish talc he informed me that the had
a basket or two and that he had gone
fishing to his baskets only and that is
why he had such luck.
Owing t. the -home coming of her
sister. Mrs. Haynes. Miss Della Bow
ers returned frm Clemson on XVed
Mr. G. C. S:eele will visit his father
exiingtn county. He reports that
his brother and sister are sick and he
will go to see them.
Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Gibson. of
Columbia. after a week's stay in our
town as the guests of Mrs. W. A.
Moseley. have returned to their
The Sorosis will meet with Mrs. F.
E. Schumpert on Friday evening and
the subject of study will be Haw
thorne. There is an intellectual
feast in store for the members. What
a pity that the men folks of our town
can't get up something nice like the
There will be a committee' from
Little Mountain camp W. O. W. that
will take the morning degree at the
hands and tender mercies of the Pros
perity camp perhaps this evening.
The fun will be fast and furious.
Come out. \Voodmen. and enjoy a
The Misses Thompson have gone
on a visit to the home of Dr. B-own
in the county.
Dr. Jacob Rowers. of Little Moun
tain. was in town on Wednesday. The
D)octor is looking quite wvell and
fresh for such hot weat'her. Come
Miss Leah Boland han returned
from a two months' vis:t to Charles
Mr. A. E. Taylor. of Greenwood,
has been visiting in town the past
Mr. E. XW. Luther, of Columbia, is
visiting his parents this wveek.
Ruby and Homer WVheeler are visi
ting their uncle. Mr. Laws Paysinger.
Miss Mamie Connelly, of Green
wo.od. who has b)een on a v'isit at the
ho me of .Mr. XW. P. B. Harmon. re
turned home the first of the wveek.
Again death has entered a home
and taken thlerefrom one of its treas
uires. Mr. and Mrs. XW. H. Long, Jr.,
have been called on to give up their
little son. I-e was a!'-::n z six months
Miss R. sa Railey. of Clintonii. will
visit the Misses Moseley 'this wveek.
Mr. Oscar Simpson is quite sick
with typhoid fever at this writing.
Mr. A. G. Wise has been improving
slowvlr hut still has some fever.
\\ wonder what has beconme of the
Jolly Dozen? Have they gone into
suimmer (Iuarters or into ''innocuous
dlesuetude?" XWe guess we wvill hear
from them now and it may be that we
will more than hear from them. We
have received too many news notes
at their hands to let them go the way
of all the earth without an effort to
save them. so we are going to do what
ation is as to their furure conditii n,
for it wou-mld be sad indeed for them
and we would say "though lost to
sight t, meme)ry dear."
Rev. S. P. Koon. of St. Lukes, is
expec:ed to preach in Grace church
Sun day ni' rniing.
Vey p)leasant Vacat1in. e has spent
a part (t the time with relatives and
friends at Leesville and the balance I
of it at with fr:eil s( ). He
will be home this week.
A number of our folks are planning
for a vacation and we are glad to see
it for all ought to take a little time off
each year and spend it in enjoyment
We are pleased to welcome Mrs.
Haynes back to her old home and ex
tend a most cordial greeting.
Mr. S. S. Birge, who had his hand
cut in his saw mill at Chapin last
week. we are glad tb say. is getting
along nicely and he will not lose any
of his fingers.
Judge Cunningham has been on a
visit to Mr. J. H. Hunter the past
Mr. M. M. Mills has been vsiting
in town the first of the week.
Our friend. Capt. G. Sam Moore.
reports another snake tale. This
time it is a Highland Mlccasin and
was in a hundle of grain that was be
ing :hreshed and the inhuman feeder
of the unsatisfied machine threw his
snake ship into its capacious mouth
and the poor thing actually went
through the machine, so the Captain
:.ays: and came on- in a very bad
s.hape: in fact, he says that his honor
will be incapacitated from biting the
heel of any unsuspecting son of Eve
from now henceforth and forever.
"'Twas ever thus;" but then Capt. G.
Sam. is not to blame and he congrat
ulates himself that tihere is one Moc
casin less for him to fear as he gor.
fishing along the shady banks of the
Col. A. L. Aull .of Pomaria, is in
Large quantities of cotton have
changed hands in the past ten days.
Ten cents has brought the most of it
from the farms and the planters are
smiling a: the price they were able to
get at this time. The price it is bring
ing r , is due :o the persistent work
of t,:e r Cotton Growers' association
and the newspapers. Thi. should be
a lesson to our people and cause them
to keep the supply of cotton down
and the demand wvill cause it to go
tip. There has been sold on this mar-.
ket within this tine at least Soo bales
and the receipts here since Sepiember
t. in excess of 7.ooo bales, the largest re
ceipts for quite a number of years.
Cotton is and has beeni bringing
to t-8 to 10 1-4. Our market is a good
one and the very best price is paid.
Letters remaining in the postoffice
at Prosperity. S. C., for the month
ending. June .30, 1905:
Mr. J. B. Buzzley.
Mr. George Bacthman.,
Mr. G. J. Gallmnan.
Mr. Jos. F. Huff.
Prof. Wartles Pitts.
Mr. Charles Taylor.
Mrs. Henry D. Taylor.
Mrs. Nancy WVilson.
Persons calling for these letters wvill
please say they were advertised in
The H erald and News.
L et ters remaining in the Post Office
for wee ending July 1. 1905.
t.-Miss Lilla Beaty'. Miss Bettie
Brown,i Lizzie Burton, Mattie Burton.
C. Mrs. Nancy Caldwell.
J.-\l rs. Tomxi Jackson. Miss Hatti..
lackson. J. C. Jones.
. -Miss Bessie Lath' n.
P.-I iss Ellen .Paysinger. Jackson
S.-Mrs. S. A-. Spencer. J. J. Smith.
W-Miss Mary Wastington. J. H.
CHIEF JUSTICE POPE
REFERS TO REFEREE
THE PICKENS DISPENSARY
He Thinks Better Be Heard Before
Full Court-That There Are Is
sues Of Fact Upon Which
Testimony Should be
The return to the mandamus issued
by Justice Pope in the Pickens dis- 3
pensary case was heard by Justice I
Pepe at chambers on Wednesday.
The hearing was in the court house. i
Messrs. W. Bovd Evans and L. D.
Melton appeared for the petitioner t
and Messrs. J. P. Carey and C. E.
Robinson appeared for the relators
the county board of control.
The purpose of the mandamus is
to require the late county board of
control to show cause why they
should not he required to open the
dispensary in Pickens county. The
dispensary was closed on the 19th of 1
June last by the county board of con- 1
trol after s( me correspo ndence with
the governor. Our readers are fa- I
miliar with the pro)cecdings in this i
,1 e, uip tI this time.
The Return. E
The retur.n t' the rule to show
cause sets out as foIllws:
The return of the respondents J. E.
Cox. C. E. llamilton. and S. H. Brown
to the rule herein respectfully
1. Denies each and every allegation l
of the petition not herein expressly i
2. Admits the allegations contained
in paragraphs T. 2 and 3 of the peti
t'cn and S much of parag*:.ph 5
alleges that this board has closed the
dispensary and that there is no other 1
one in Pickens county.
3. That prior to the 25th day of
April. go5. there was fled in the of
fice of G. M. Lynch. supervisor, of
Pickens county. a petition or petitions
containing more than one-fourth of
the quailified voters of Pickens coun
tv asking for an election on the ques
tion of dispensary or no dispensary
and on said (late the said supervisor
passed the following order:
Pere follows the notice of election.
4. That, said order and notice of
election was published in the Pickens
Sentinel-Journal for four successive
weeks. a newspaper putblished wveekly
at Pick-ens. S. C.. beginning April 26.
1905. and said election was held on
the 20th day of May. 195 at which
240 votes were cast for the dispensary
and 735 against it.
5. That on Monday and Tuesday
following the election the returns
wer'e forwarded to the county super
visor who declared the result of the
election to be against the dispensary.
notilied the governor, the state hoard
of control and the county board of
6. That not being certain as to
who)se duty it was to close the dis
pensary, responalents communicated I
with the governor of the State as to
the matter and received from 'him the
Mere follows the letters from Gov.
Heyward ordering the dispensary
7. That 4)n Juine 19th. 1905, the
county board of control closed the
dispen.ary in the discharge of its
dluty andl all liquiors on handl were1
turned over to an agent of the state
board of control who receipted for
the same andl had it shipped out or
R. The resonsl)i(CV whlo comirposed
the county board 'i control cloised the
dispensary at Pick-ens for the reason
hierein set forth. -
The rely submnit ted by the attor
nevs for the rela tor is as follows. It
was not served on the attorneys for
the respoindents until Wednesday but
ear the case on its merits and he
eould enter no i,bjection to the short
to:ice which had been given in the
errice ,f the reply.
* Reply To Return.
The relator. your petitioner, reply
n, to the Return to the Rule to Show
'ause. herein. respectfully shows:
Tha ; he ;lleel -lection set out in'
he return herein is illegal, null and
oid for the reasons hereinafter set
orth. that is to say:
ist. That it was never determined
y the County Supervisors of Pickens
ouny that the Petition or Petitions
or an election on the question "Dis
>ensary" or "no Dispensary," was
igned by one fourth o' the qualified
oters of the said County of Pickens.
2nd. That the 'said Petition or Pe
itions had names on them from
sreenville county and other places,
Lnd men who had only been in the
ounty of Pickens for a few days with
>ut registration certificates.
3rd. That one of the said Petitions
)f thirty-two names as signed was
:ompared by the County Auditor and
ome other men, and out of the thirty
wo names. eight appearing not on
he registration books at all. That
rour relator is satisfied that the other
>etitions in the different townships
vere in proportion or with less than
mne-fourth of the qualfied voters. See
xhibit A1 hereto attached and made
t part of this reply.
Pickens, S. C.. June 1st. 1905.
Hon. H. H. Evans,
Columbia, S. C.
Dear Sir:-I write you as mem
>ers of County Board of this county
n regard to election held in this coun
:y May 20th against the dispensary
Lt this place. The Supervisor of this
:ounty based this election on suppo
;ition of one-fourth of the qualified
roters of this county, w!hen his peti=
:ions had men on them from Green
rille county and other places, and men
vho had only been in the county for a
ew days without registration certifi
:ate. One petition of thirty-two
tames as signed was compared by
'ouny Auditor and some other men,
Ind out of .? 8 appeared not on reg
stration boo,.,s at all. I ,m satisfied
he other petitions were in propor
ion, or with less than one-:Ltt of
he qualified voters. I hope you as
hairman of the State Board. with :he
)ther members. will give this due
:onsideration in arriving at your con
:lusion. The Supervisor had never
:ompared any of the petitions with
she registration books it all, only
)ased election on supposition.
(Signed) E. F. Keith,
J. E. Cox. Chairman.
C. E. Hamilton,
S. H. Brown.
4th. That the said election was not
:ondlucted as other special elections
ni that the mantagers of election
~or this special election on the ques
:ion of "Dispensary'' or "no Dispen
sary." were appointed by the County
Supervisor or his Clerk. when they
should have been appointed by the
Commissioners of Election for Pick
5th. That the election has never
>een canva'ssedl by the County Board
f Canvassers. nmr has the election '
ever been dleclared by the Board of
County Canvassers, nor has tihe Board
af County Canvassers ever transmit
ted to the State Board of Canvassers
r to the secretary of state any decla
ration of the said election.
6th. That the Commissioners of
Election or County Board of Can
v'assers did not make and file any du
plicate statements of the election, in
the ofnece of the Clerk of Court of the
Counmy of Pickens. nor in the office of
rhe Secretary of State.
7th. That the Commissioners of
Election did not prepare three sepa
rate lists besides the list to be filed
in the office of the County Clerk or
Secretary of State, nor did they cer
tify to the correctness of the same by