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THE PRESS PARTY.
Our Correspondent Gives a Charming
Account of the Oregon Trip.
Los Vegas. New Mexico. August
4.-About eigh: o'cl>ck on Tuesday
morning a contingent of the South
Carolina Press association. thirty
strong, left Newberry in charge of
Col. E. H. Atrll, president of this
body. The success of the many trips
which this genia'l genitleman has con
ducted was a guarantee to the party
of three weeks of enjoyment. free
from dhe care of looking after bag
gag a.rd tickets. Col. Aull under
stands thoroughly the art of man
againg perfectly withou: asserting
Of this party thirteen were ladies.
To the superstiticus this may ac
count for the dire misfortune which
:efel two i the ladies in leaving
their trunks behind them at Colum
bia. If this mysterious rum'ber does
not con::m-e tu brood over their
destinies, they may get them at San
Francisco. eight days from the be
ginn.ng. of the trip. Only ladies can
apprecia:e the tragedy of this situa
At Greenwood and at Seneca our
number was completed by the arrival
of several who did not start from
Newberry. We were a little delayed
at Seneca, which is the only break in
the schedule so far, and that no: a
serious one. At Atlanta Col. R. W.
Hunt. who had personally looked af
ter the various connections that we
had to make, left us. much to the re
gret tof the party, who could have
wished to have him with them
throughiout the trip. From Atlanta,
to Lexington, Ky., we traveled during
Tuesday niigh , and arose Wednesday
morning to catch a glimpse of Hen
ry Clay's old Cn'ome, and to enjoy
the charming views of thie famous
"blue grass region." All the way to
Louisville and far into Indiana the
verdure clad iills annd meadows are
dotted with -thousands of cattle and
sheep, which are literally in Clover.
It is the season when clover blooms
and patdh-es of its dark pink be
spangled slopes of a rich greenness
that suggest England in their lux
The stop a: Louisville was long
enough nLy for the membe-rs of the
party :o s1pply themselves with
souvenir cards of 1-his thriving city
on the Ohio, and fur a representative
of 1.>e Dpinman car compnany to in
quire after our uwifare. Aand right
here it is only proper to say that this
compiany has been unfailing in its
attention to the comfort of the party,
at every importan: stop rep-resenta
tives maki-ng personal inquiries into
the conduct of the porters and the
chef, who are four as good servants as
could have been furnishded u's.
On eimerging from the Piedmont
region of Indiana, we came spinning
througih the marvelously ferti-le prai
rie section of 'thiat sta:e, and crossed
.into IIHinois, still on the splendid
sout!hern system, which is rapid-ly
bringing into the south a rolling stock
not to be surpassed anywhere in the
From the time we arose in the
morning unmil we crossed t'he M4ssis
sippi and rolled in St. Louis at about
six o'clock. the number and luxuri
ance of the corn fields aroused an
ever growing wonder among those of
us who had never seen before, and
had failed utte,rly to rnealize. the ex
tent of the e 'T-ry devoted to the
culture of t. important cereal. It
w~as cor-n, corn, corn, and corn again,
until we were forced t'o believe that
tihe p.rice of corn will drop almlost to
nothin'g, the 'harvest promises to be
so abundant. This -is a country of
small farms. smai houses and large
barns, and one looks in vai-n to see
where -the servanits live, until one
.reaches dhe conclusion that in this
p'lace every man is his own valet.
Tehe re;t at St Louis was ver':
grateful to us, dusty and travel worn
as we were, ansd in the determined
expressions on the faces of all the
party could 'be read the sentimen't that
they did not care 'how muddy St.
Louisr water was said to be. they were
going to-well, it is enough to say
dhat they did, and then many reg 'ed
'themselves wit'h porter-iguse steaks
for which that city is famous: and
when we reassembled at 1o 'o'clock
that night to start across the g'reat
state of Missouri, satisfaction was
writ on every face.
We were now traveling over the
Rock Island system. whose officials
are noted for their courtesy and
eagerness to please t1e traveling pub
lic, and please us they did. for hile
the trip was made entirely during the
night, still our slumbers were cradled
by a roadbed that is matcnless in its
After .an early breakfast we were
given three hours in which to look
about Kansas City. Some of th;?
party rode about thle city in carriages
or electric cars, while others visited
the great roacking houses of Armous
& Co., which slaughters 4,000 head t
of cattle. 5,ooo sheep and 12,ooo hogs
in a single day, employing over 5-ooo t
persons. 'The system of the w4nole
thing is wo'derful, and one is lost
in admiration of tthe master minds
thsat could conceive and put into ex
ecution an organism of such extent
and yet of such delicacy in the har
monizing of all its parts. Glue facto
ries, fertilizer factories, soap factories.
all under one roo,i attend to it that
there 4hiall be absolutely nothing t
wasted nor unutilized. This trip is
one that ought r.ot to be missed, but
one visit is enough.
The state line between Missouri 1
and Kansas divides this into twin]
cites, and well the violators of the law
realize the advantage of this in their I
slady callings. The police of Kan- i
sas City, Mo.. have no authority in
Kansas City. Kansas. and if a th-ug
is being chased on the Missouri side,
his chances of escape are excellent. t
unless -a Kansas policeman happens Y
to be staniding right at the imaginary
line dividing the two staties; and even
should lhe be caught, all the red tape
of requisition papers has to be gone t
through with in order to bring him
to justce. The two Kansas Cities t
are situated at the junction of the
Missouri and the Kansas rivers, the
latter beintg; called by the natives the
"Kaw." It is a -surprisingly hilly
city with sh:eer precipices and bluffs
right in its midst.
W%ihen we returned to the station,
Mr. Savage, of the passenger depart
ment of the Santa Fe system was
waiting to receive us. and escorr us
for a hundred or more miles on our
trip across the great Western plains.
We were still in the region of corn
fields, and all day lon' we sped over
'ong stretches of well ballasted
::ack. Most 'f the party had aici
pated w .i dread this trip. across
wvhich floa nd viion.s of clouds of
choking alkali dust, and while t:here
wxas no particular variety about this.
day's .iourney. it was certainly a pleas
anm disappointment to us. ror even
down into New Mexico, where this,
is now being written, we have had
not the slightest unpleasa,n-t experi
We waked up t'his mornirrg in a
region. something over a mile above
sea level. -Tle air was d'ry ankd brac
ing which may have contributed to
our enjoyment of the plateau lands,
upon wthich th-ere was very little of
life visible, except now and then a
large ~herd of cattle and sheep, oc
casionally groups of horses, and yeri
tabl-e ci-ties of prairie dog mounds.
with their little brown inhabitanats
scuttling about, or standng erect upon 1
th'.eir thind legs mo'tioniess and in.quis
At Trinidad, 'the fourth city of
Colorado in size, with a population t
of about 1o,ooo people, whose main
support is derived f-romn some thirty
coal mines in the neighborhood, thle
long ,train took on two additional en
gines. one more in fron~t and one be
hind, which last is said to be the sec
ond largest engine in t'he world.
Some of 1thIe part-y, including four of
the ladies, climbed out upon the ten
der of tihis monister and enjoyed an
exhilirating view of the magnificent
scenery, as the long train wound its
slow ascent up to the Raton tunnel,
the ihghest point that we will make i.n
our entire trip, this tunnel being about
as far .above. the sea level as th top
of Mount Mitchell, the giant of our
Blue Ridge range. The experience
was thrilling, and the waving of hand
kerchiefs and hats all along the length
of the 'train greeted the rash entihtusi
'ilhen a smoky tFrip through the
tunrte'l something over 'half a mile
long, brought us 'out into the plat-eau
of New Mexico. Here we began a
gradual descent, withi ranges of the
Rockies receding into a bluer and
bluer 'distance. The herds of cat
onder being how they ind support
rom the -sparse vegetation on hills
hat looked almost as if they had
een fire swept.
The party is more and more im
ressed with the ability of Col. Aull
s a manager anid Cicerone of such
trip. The car, too, is coming to
eem more like a home, and as the'
Starlight" glimmers along its west.
rn course, we are all getting to be
nore like one big family, and good
ellows+hip is daily increasing. We
.re ail lookng at the bright side of
ife, and unless the other trips across
he Rockies go far beyond wiha we
tre prepared to expect, we are ready
o vote for thle Santa Fe as the most
lelightful trip to the coast.
Graft In The State.
They have recently begun investi
rating county affairs in South Caro
na and the result is surprising as
howing a large list of defalcations.
rregularities have been discovered in
he finances of nine county offices.
ome of these, it is explained, were
fe to bad bookkeeping, while the
)thers were shortages of a criminal
iature. Summing up, the Columbia
Record says that a shortage of Si1,
Koo in Barnwell was made good by
)ondsmen. One of $4,000 in Horry
s now "in the courts." A balance of
;3.50o due in Laurens has never been
)aid and there seems to be no dispo
ition on part of the grand jury to
ake any action. There is a defalca
ion in Greenville courty which likely
vill amount to $ioo,ooo, it has been
aid. In some other counties these
tpparent "shortages" were adjusted,
hough at a considerable cost. It was
urther reported in the local article
'hat the affairs of two or three other
:ounties are now under investigation.
[his shows a pretty bad condition of
Lffairs and it is no surprise that the
)eop'e of South Carolina are con
:erned about it. Graft and cor
uption in county offices is something
:ntirely. new in this section. The as
:onishing thing about it is that it
ias gained such headway in South
:arolina undetected. But perhaps the
)eople were too much absorbed wi-h
lispensary affairs to look after these
mailer cases of grafting.
.nnual August Vacation Excursion.
Via Seaboard Air Line railway on
bednesday .\ugusc t6th for trains
aving Columbia 5:3o a. m. and6 6:45
>. m. Tickets good r-rrn'ng until
\ugust 31st-15 days. Old Point
Comfort, Virginia Beach and OceanI
liew only $7.50; WVrightsville Beach.
C. C., $5.50. 'Excellent train
ervice and through sleepers,
$7-50 Seaboard Air Line Excursion
o Old Point Comfort, Virginia Beach
nd Ocean View August 16th. Tick
ts good returning until Augustc 31st.
Thoice of routes - via Richmond or
Wrightsville Beac-h, N. C., only
5.5 via Seaboard Air Line railway.
~ifth Annual excursion via S. A. L.
y. August 16th., tickets good re
urning until August 31st. A most
lelightful resort, located near Wi!
nington, N. C., with new rourist ho
el completed this season.
Some women are just like cats,
hen you pay them a compliment
hey begin to pur.
Heaven measures a man's wealth
>y the things th-at hWe has given
2car loads of
I car load of
andaIlot of up
o-date and first
All to be had at
REASONABLE PRIGES at
A T- BROWN.
Notice of Election in Newberry
Gounty on the Question of
"Dispensary" or no
State of South Carolina,
County of Newberry. J
WHEREAS, the following request
and order has been received by the
Commissioners of Election for the
County and State aforesaid:
OFFICE OF COUNTY SUPERVISOR,
Newberry, S C., July 29, 1905.
Fred H. Dominick, Esq.,
Chairman Commissioners of Election,
Newberry, S C.
Whereas, a petition of one-fourth of
the qualified voters of the County of
Newberry has been filed with me a
County Supervisor of Newberry County,
asking for an election on the questior
of the removal of dispensaries in the
County of Newberry. Now, by virtuE
of the power and authority in me vestec
by an Act of the General Assembly, ap
proved on the 25th day of February,
1904, (Acts 1904, page 495) I do hereb3
request and order that you call an elec"
tion, submitting the question of "Dis.
pensary" or "No Dispensary" to the
qualified voters of Newberry County
said election t' be held on the 29th day
of August, 1905 and to be conductec
as other special elections.
(Signed) J. MONROE WICKER,
Supervisor Newberry County.
Notice is hereby given that an elec.
tion will be held at the several precincts
established by law in Newberry County,
on Tuesday, August 29th, 1905, upor
the question of "Dispensary" or "Nc
Polls at each voting place will be
opened at seven o'clock, a. m., arc
osed at four o'clock, p. m.
The follow* named persons have
been appoint managers of said elec
Newberry: W. T. Gaillard, Jno. A.
Summer, Thos. Tarrant.
Helena: B. F. Goggans, J. S. Chal
mers, T. G. Williams.
Newberry Cotton Mill; J. A. Senn,
M. P. Williama, J. M. Guin.
Mollohon Mills: W. 0. Wilson, T. M.
Schumpert, E. Shealy.
Garmany: B. B. Leitsey, T. W. Folk
Ben F. Cannon.
Mt. Bethel: J. D. Nance, James Ste
phens, S. J. Cromer.
Glymphville: C. L. Leitzey, J. H
Smith, John A. Cromer.
Maybinton: B. H. Maybin, T. A
Hawkins, J. J. Thomas, Jr
Whitmire: F. W. Fant, J. L. Evans
W. C. Scott
Cromers: A. C Sligh, R. L. Abrams
T E. Chandler.
Jalapa: H. M. Mayer, A. L. Waters
Longshore: A. J. Livingston, S. E
Senn, J. W. Wilson.
Williams: J. B. Scurry, J. S. Werts
J. W. Matthews.
Utopia: W. L. Buzhardt, J. M
Nichols, A. L- Thrailkill.
Prosperity: L. C. Merchant, Geo. F
Hunter, N. A. Nichols.
Hendrix Mill: G. E. Dominick, E. T
Mayer, W. W. Shealy.
Slighs: C. B. Eargle, E. E. Sligh, J
Central: J. P. Sheelv, J. L. Stock
man, B S Wicker.
Little Mountain: J. K. Derrick, J
N. Feagle, A. C. Wheeler..
Union: M. C. Moore, M. L. Long, J
Jolly Street: Jno C. Wilson, T. E
Stone, J. J. Kibler.
Pomaria: G. B. Aull, J. G. Long, B
Walton: W. B. Graham, J. L. Crooks
T. H. Cromer.
St. Philips: W. F. Koon, M. L
Wicker, W. T Dickert.
On the day of elcction, the manager;
must organize by the electi:m of
Chairman and a Clerk, if necessary
which Clerk shall be some person othe:
than one of the Managers, as no paa
will be allowcd to the same person act
ing in both capacities. The Chairmai
elected is empowered to administe:
The Managers have the power to fi]
any vacancy, and if none of the Mana
gers attend, the citizens can appoin
from among the qualified voters th<
Managers who, after being sworn, eaz
conduct the election.
At the close of the election, the Man.
agers and Clerk must proceed publiclj
to open the ballot boxes and count the
ballots therein, and continue withoul
adjournment until the same is corn
pleted, and make a statement of the
result for the said office and sign the
Within three days thereafter, the
Chairman of the Managers, or some one
designated by the Managers, must de
liver to the Chairman of the Commis
sioners of Election, Fred H. Dominick,
the poll list, the boxes containing the
ballots and written statements of the
result of the election.
One of the above named Managers
for each precinct must call upon the
Chairman of the Commissioners of Elec
tion, Fred H. Dominick, at his office or
Law Rag, Newberry, S. C., on Thurs
day, 24thda of August, 1905, to re
ceive ballot boes, pol lists and in
structions and to qualify.
FRED H. DONINICK,
M. J. LONGSHORE,
J. B. DERRICK,
Commissioners State and Count)
Season Tickets Via. C., N. & L
The Columbia, Newberry and Laur
ens railroad offers Season Tickets tm
the following points, limited unti_
October 31st, 1905:
Asheville, N. C. $7.o
- Alexander 7.35
Flat Rook 6.30.
Hot Springs 8.oo
Lake Waccamaw 9.30 -
Carolina Beach 11-5c
Isle of Palms 7.90
Sullivans Island 7.90
Cross Hill 1.95
Glenn Springs 4-45
Parties wishing to purchase tickets
to points beyond Spartanburg wilt
please notify me before the trains are
due, that I may arrange to have tick
ets ready on their arrival.
For schedules or further informa
tion phone or write,
J. W. Denning, Agent.
A bargain is where a
purchaser obtairs am
article at a lower price
than the same article is
usually sold for, or be
low its regular market
value, Now I seldom
use the.-word bargain,
because it has beenr
abused so, but you wilk.
find that this definition
applies to everything,
I offer at a reduced
price. I am offering
some bargains in pic
tures and pocket books
Calin and see for your
self and you can call
them bargains if your
wi h, but I call them a
"sinch" for you. My
prices are one-fourth
off of the regular price
"T.lae Best Orre,
The New York of the South,.
C. N. & L. and S. A. L. R'YSE.
Monday, July 31st, 1905..
Longer Return Limit than Ever
DON'T Mis it
Specal Taindw FRorge8t cL
LEAVE. ROUND TRIP..
Little Mountain 8.00 a. mn.. .. $2.25.
Prosperity . .. 8.15 a. . .. . $2.00
Newberry . . . 8.30 a. m. . .. 2.00
Kinards . . . .8.50 a.m. . .. 2.00,
Arrive at Atlanta at 3.00Op. m.;. Re
turning, special train will leave Atlanta.
at 9.00 p. mn. Tuesday, August 1st.
Tickets good to return on regular
trains up to and including Seaboard
train No. 32 leaving Atlanta 1.00 p. m.
Fo frher ifrmation and tickets,
call on any C. N. & L. Agent or
J. W. nDoen.I Ag't Newherry, SC.