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v OL. XLII. NO. 136 NEWBERRY. S. C. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5. 1905. TWICE A WEEK. $150 A YEAR
THE NEWS OF PROSPERIT
Death of Mrs. Quattlebaum-IM
Mills Accidentally Shoots His
Prosperi:ty, December 4.-Owing
the sudden illness of Mr. .S. S. Bir;
and the necessity of his going atoon
to the hospital in Columbia I was n
able to get any notes up to The Hera
and News this week. We will beg
now, rThursday night, and will ha
them ready for Tuesday's papi
While at the thospital I 'had the pleg
ure of meeting Mr. T. S. Duncan w
informed us that in a few days
would return home.
Mrs. Elizabeth Cameron has be
on a visit to her son, Ben, in Colui
bia. She was accompanied by her I
We'saw an old negro on last S,
urday Who is 81 years old and he i
formed me that he had never be,
:Sick in 'bed in his life until about thr
weeks ago. This was so unusual th
we want to make a note of it and a
if any one knows of another such ca!
Mrs. Thornwell Haynes (nee Bo
ers) left Prosperity December I
to join her husband who i's Americ
consul 't Nankin, China. Mrs. Hayn
goes to Vancouver and will sail f
Shanghai, China, December 5, reac
ing her destination. January 5. TI
is a long journey, but the present d;
conveniences are something wond
'ful. Mrs. Haynes' baggage will
checkea through from Columbia.
C., to destination. We wish her b
toyage end trust that she -will rea
T.-er destiation safely.
The farmers and others are pled
ing much of theirr cotton and the
his been over 500 bales pledged ai
tfie returns are not near all in.
Again we are called on to record t
work of the grim .nonster who 'ev
waits to strrke down some loved 6
Mrs. Sara '.'iQuattlebaum (nee Lan
ford) was laid to rest in the quiet ci
of the dead on last Sunday. M
Quattlebaum was the youngest ch
of Dr. A. F. and Susie' Langford a
was born in Saluda county, (th
Edgefield county/in 1871. When qu
a child her parents moved to Prc
perity and she grew up in our ton
She was a graduat: of the Columi
Female college in both departmen
classical and. music. as well as t
Girard Con.servatory of Music, Phi
delphia. She was a fine instructor a:
taught in her alma mater for ty
years and was principal of the muw
department of the Carlisle Fitti:
school, Banmberg, S. C. She was mi
ried to Mr. Jas. D. Quattlebaumn ]
cember 29, 1896. She leaves two ch
dren. one sister and three brothe
and her husband and many friends
mourn her death. She was laid 'co re
* by 'her pastor, the Rev. J. I. McKai
Mrs. Julia M. - Quattlebaum,
Bam'berg, is visiting 'her son, Mr.
Mrs-. Maggie Fellers and A. W. F
gle have been on a visit to friends
Mr. Garrat Quattlebaum, after
short visi-t to our town, has return
to his home in Bamberg.
Mr. -C. D. Hunter. of St. Luke
spent sever-i! days in Colum'bia .~
The Prosperity Drug Co.. has ad
ed hot drinks to their "menu'' at thi
The election for marshal 'held I:
week resulted in the election of A
E. K. Bedenbaugh. This is not a ni
line of'work to Mr. Bedenbaugh as
has done a great deal of private<
Mr. W. E. Monts. we are glad
note, is ouXt again and will soon
turn to his work in Newberry colle:
The Jolliest Jolly of all the Jolli
the Jolly dozen 'have 'had was the B1
ter Brown Jolly of last Tuesday<
ening, given 'by Miss Lillie Mae R1
sell in honor of her guests the Miss
f. Hopkins and Cleveland. 'Miss Hc
V. kins and M-r. S. B. Bowers won the S
Buster Brown prize. I
'XMiss Della Bowers of the St. Mat- V
thews graded school came tip to bid ti
-her sister, Mrs. Haynes, good bye. and ti
returned to her school Saturday. a
Mrs. Nora Hoffman 'has gone on a p
visit to Columbia and Sumter. e
to Misses May Lee and Kate Barre o
ge and Mrs. G. Y. Hunter spent Thanks- a:
ce giving with Mrs. Kenneth Baker, at I
ot Greenwood, S. C. ti
Id Mr. S. C. Barre (the general) s>en'
in Thanksgiving at 'his old home with it
ve 'his brother, P. B. Ellisor, Esq. ei
!r. Misses Edna and Lucy Fellers spent tl
Ls- Thursday with their brother in New- si
10 berry. sl
he Rev. C. P. Boozer and Mr. N. L.
Black, of Saluda, were in town this z
en week. 0
n- Uncle Mike Kempson was over to t<
it- see us last Saturday. Always glad to
ree you, Uncle Mike. ti
Lt- Rev. W. L. Seabrook spent Wlednes- .
n- day with Pastor Kreps, the President o
en -f Synod, arranging some of the many n
ee mnatters of syond and the executive ti
at .ommittee. -
sk Miss Jo Langford and Dr. J. R. t.
se- Langford, of- Swansea, and P. L. o
L- Langford, of Kingville, came up co
st, .ittend the funeral of their sister.
an ' Dr. and Mrs. Reames will go to
es Jo'nston for a fev days before the
or doctor goes to his new work. We re
gret to lose the Dr. and his estimable
Dr. A. C. Traylor, of Kershaw, has
be 'succeede to the place made vacant
S, by the resignation of Dr.' Reames as g
phArmacist at the -Prosperity Drug
.Dr. LeGrand Guerry came up to see 0
Mr. S. S. Birge on Wedhesday and c
g by his advice Mr. Birge was taken to C
re .ch Colurbia 'hospital for treatment a.
We learn that Mrs. Margaret Beard m
he had the misfortune to lose her en- n
er tire household effects and three bales d
9e. of cotton 'by fire on last Tuesday
night. We have not learned the cause I
ty of the fire. .
Id. The next Lyceum number will be IT
Ad given on Wednesday. the 27th of De- t]
te Don't forget the WV. 0. W. meeting f
.on Th ursday nig'ht. December 7. Elec- 'e
tion night. ec
>ia The Ladies' Aid society of Grace
ts, :huirch will meet with Mrs. B. 0. p
he Cou:nts on Thiur.sday ev'ening of this c
ta- week at 3.30 p. mn. n ~1
nd Uncle Boddy Wheeler and Mr. J: P.
vo Bowers 'have' returned from their 'trip
sie to Oklahoma. They say the lands areF
efine. We hope .that neither of them
tr will take a notion and go west. Mr.
e.. 3. C. Schtumpert wvent on to Dallas. I
i- Texas, to visit his 'brother. Mr. F. E.
to'Mr. Berry Mayer is improving. We
:st hope to see him out -soon.
in. Airs. A. H. Kohn and E. E. Young
of wen't down to Columbia Friday, to'V
. visit Mr. S. S. Birge.
Miss Alma Fellers has 'been visiting
'o- Miss Nannie West, of Saluda.
in Our boys a't Newberry college were
at 'home for Thanksgiving.
-.Mr. Jno. F. Taylor has moved to the '
d F. P. Wicker place near Colony
church. He has lived on Mr. B. L.
', Dominick's Stoney Battery place for
he 25 years.
Mr. J'. Hannibal AIewine has moved'
Id- to the Stoney Battery place vacated
eir by Mr. Taylor.
Mr. Charley Hunter, of Texas. made
i a flying visit to Prosperity Friday.
'Jr. Once more wve would call att-ention
tw to th'e dearth o'f 'houses to rent in our
'he town. There is not a single vacant
le- house in town. WVe do not have any
reference to territory outside -the in
to corporate limitus. When we speak of
re- anything or condition as. existing in
ge. town we do not mean adjoining com- u
les munities, but 'have reference to the a
is- limits within the incorporate lines. ni
tv- Your correspondent 'ha'i the pleas-- tl
is- ure of spending last Sunday wi'h an a
es uncle, Mr. N. B. Wheeler, of Wheel- c
pa community andatndning tihe ja
unday school at Wheeland academy.
t was a very enjoyable occasion.
Vihat do youthink, Mr. Editor, of put
ng 78 children, besides officers,
achers and visitors in a building
bout 15 x 20. All of the 78 were not
resent last Sunday and yet two class
5 had to go out 'doors to recite. One
f the needs there is a larger building
ad that building should be a church.
a a community as thickly settled as
iis one, they ought to have a church.
Dr. Littlejohn, who had gone to vis
his parents in Pacolet, was expect
I to return Saturday, but owing .to
ie serious sickness of a sister in Mis
ssippi he has been call-ed to her bed
de and will not return until the izth.
Mr. Wallace Bruce, .. former citi
-n of this town, -but more recently
f Columbia, has gone to Spartanburg
Mr. John P. Mills had the misfor
me while 'ut hunting Saturday to
not'. himself in the foot. He stoope..
ver to tie his shoe and by some
-eans the gun .was discharged the en
re load entering the foot at the base
f the toes. Wie have been unable at
uis -writing to learn to what extent
r how serious is the wound. *
Mr. Geer, of the State newspaper.
,as in town Saturday looking up the
-iends of his paper.
Mr. Wesley Conkel having sold his
rm to Messrs. Birge and Kohn will
iove to town and occupy the house
ear the milt.
Mr. A. N. Crosson spent Thanks
iving in Clinton. t
There is very little cotton selling
iese days and it seems as though
u folks are going to do what they
n to help the Southern Cotton
rrowers association win' their fig'ht
gainst wall street -and the bears.
Quite a number of our Nimrods
rere out gunning Thursday. We have
ot heard of any casualties on that
We learn from Dr. Dominick that
Ir. John Mills who accidentally shot
imself on Saturday is doing nicely.
he entire load of shot passed through
ic foot between the toes and instei,
iivering the bones in the foot. T.he
>r.took 20 or more pieces of shat ter
:i hone out. He is doing as well as
3uld be expected.;
MKr. Birge was .free of fever and the
ai had gone out of his side. He is
nsid-eredl practically out o-f danger
In Memory of Malie Shealy.
'or The. Herald and News.
Christian boy is gone
Our hearts are saddened now:
ut a Father's 'hand hath dealt the
And we in siletuce bev
nd we are left to 'weep
How can we stay the tear!
Ve thought we needed him most on
He was to 'his parents so dear.
ut the Lor'd the end doth see
And he doeth all .things well:
Ve bow to his will though dearest
It be a funeral knell.
;nbalmed in a thousand -hearts
Our Mallie still will live;
lay the God of love to the mother's
His plenteous comfort give.
nd a tender father be
To his son thus bereaved;
.ord pour .the oil of healing
The Georgetown Centennial which
,ill take place on D)ecember 19 offers
rare opportunity for many who have
ever seen that quaint old "City by
ie Sampit" to catch a whiff of salt
ir and test the merits of the climate
f a region that is becoming famous
a winter resort.
St. Paul's Items.
St. Paul's, December 4.-Sunday,
w as a very fine day.
We- had the pleasure of hearing an
address from Mrs. Jas. A. B. Scherer,
of Newberry college, Sunday morning
on the subject of Missions. Mrs.
Eargle, of Columbia, S. C., assisted in
the service in the rendering of some
beautiful solos. Sorry the audience
was so small. We are gla-d to say
Mrs. Scherer and Mrs. Eargle did
credit to themselves and were a bcne
fir to us.
Mr. James Sease and Miss Dessie
Epting were joined in matrimony by
Rev. J. A. Sligh at the parsonage yes
terday (Sunday) afternoon at 3 p. m.
The ,farmers in this community are
in better circumstances than for many
years past. Some have cotton that
they are going to hold for 15 cents.
They are plenty able to hold for a
A quantity of grain has been sowi
and more to be sown in the spring,
that is the right thing to do, lets raise
everything we need on the farm. That
will help to reduce the acreage in cot
ton and in the long run we will be bet
ter off. The 'hens in this community
are on a strike-no eggs.
The St. Paul's Missionary society
will meet Tuesday, the 5th, at the
church, at 2 p. m. All of the lady
members of the church are asked to
be present. E.
The Local Newspaper.
It is fo the interest of every town
to support a good newspaper, says
.the Atlai-ta Consivtntion, not throv- gMt
iride alone, ivdt for practical business:
reasons. A newspaper is constantly
\loing ten times' as muc& for its owM
town as it could ever :hope to get pay
for-more than it could charge, for,
if it would.
The more prosperous a newspaper
is the more it is liable to do. S'how us
a good weekly paper, full of live lo
cal ads, with a general circulation
throughout the country. and we will I
show you an tip to- date. prosperous,
Show us a community that persist
ently proceeds on the idea that the
editor of -che home paper can live on
the "pi" that accumulates in the offce,
whose offcial bodies think it a waste
of pu-blic money to) t-hrow him a bit
of public printing occasionally at liv
ing price's, whose citizens have come
to regard it as onme of their inalienable
rights to wvork 'him for long winded1
obituary notices and in "'memoriams"
with three inches of hymn book poc
try at the end, to say nothing a'bout
an occasional notice of a lost cow or
some cotton seed sale, and *we will
show you a community that is living
from Hand to mou-Th, and is always on
ther agged edge of adversity. People
ought to stop to think about these
things. l.t is an important matter. It
is their own good 'chat is involved,
the welfare an.d progress of their com
munity, therefore of themselves.
A local newspaper is absolutely nec
essary to any community. No mer
chant, no grand jury, no town coun
cil that spends every year all it -can
afford with :the :home paper, whether
the expenditure is absolutely neces
sary or not, makes a wiser, more prof
itable investment. They are not "giv
ing" 'the home paper something. On
the contrary, it is earning every cent
it gets, and more, providing it is a
paper worth picking upl in the road.
And if it isn't that sort of a paper
it is usually t'he fault of the town ini
which it is pu-blished.
It makes a man a good deal madder
to be called a liar than to be one.
A girl can make an awful lot of
trouble 'by not letting you kiss her
when she wants you to.
When a woman says that her cook
is just dying to stay she means she
may not go till the end of her week.
A person always has an idea that
when he is half asleep with a fishing
Lucky To Be Born Poor.
"Ihere is nothing so valuable as to
be born in poverty and to be compel
led to go forth and battle for your
So says Andrew Carnegie. Many
will applaud the saying.
But is it true?
Zoologists tell us that it is not
struggle that develops races and spe-i
cies, but the favoring environment
:hat permits them to struggle suc
Were it otherwise, the Esquimo
would be the "superman."
Very many-Carnegie among them
-have developed from poverty to emi
nent success. But these are men of
unusual talent or genius. They are
the. men with whor. environm nt
counts the least.
The exceptional man of inherited
wealth also conquers his environ
ment and attacks his task with the en
ergy of educated ambition.
The difference between poverty an<
wealth, in the effect upon real char
acter, is largely.a matter of imagina
cion. We cannot grasp it because it
is thin air.
The youth marked for success cre
ates his' own atmosphere. Whether
he dwells in a hovel or in a mansion,
wears jeans or broadcloth, eats the
toughest meat or the tenderest, his
ideals are the same, above the clouds
and unobserved by daily common
It is a common error that as we eat
and drink and sleep we live. These
things thavve the least to do- widr our
real lives. Socrates, with -his coarse
fare and, hard bed, lived an infinitely
higher Hfe than does the modern mil
Hion ' whose every bodily want is
anticipa ed by' a troop of trained- ser
The main question is not how well
we subsist, but what we live for.
-iThe poor -have no -monopoly of vir
tue or intelligence. Extreme poverty
beseiges the one and dulls the other.
Poverty has its handicaps as well as
It is easy to say that the vapid and
vicious young man of fortune would
have -been a decent fellow if born ,to
poverty. But it is hard to prove.
With his temperament *he might still
have been a burden 'upon society.
Wherever it grows a weed is still
a weed. But .the rose, no matter what
ground it grows in. opens its beauti
ful 'buds and flings out its sweet odor.
He who does not rise above his en
vironment and become master of it,
whatever his environment be, has not
ini him the stuff that success is made
I,t is character, not condition, that
The question is an old one. It can
never 'be settled except as each man
settles it .for 'himself. And whatever
the truth may be, the essential fact is.
tihat no man can change -the condi
tions of his own 'birth, and the. most
'he can do is to make the best he can
of his condition.--Atlanta Journal.
Some one has been making depre
dations and generally abusing the in
terior of the Johnstone academy
building. The matter has 'become so
bad that the trustees have felt it their
duty to offer a reward for information
leading to the capture of the guilty
parties. Such dastardly deeds are ab
solutely inexcusable and the good peo
pIe of the comimunity should rise en
masse and fix the guilt on the guilty
party or parties and give them to un
derstand that such acts will not be
1,300 Barrels Flour.
M'oseley Bros. have now received
their 13th carload of flour and are sell
ing it right along. It is all due to
their advertisement in The Herald and