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VOL XLIflJ NO 1. NEWBERliY. S* . TUES D.AY. JAN_U_ARY 1, 1906.TIEAWE.$.0AYA
SHOP A.OUE SETI
DIES IN ISHEVILLE
A DISTINGUISHD ETHODIST
DIVINE SUCCUMBS ATER
Rected Bishop in 1902, While Pastor
Epworth Church, Norfolk, Va.
Had Removed to Asheville
For His Health.
Asheville, N. C. Dec. .27.--Bishop
A. Coke Smith of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, died ionight
after a lingering illness, ilthough his
death was unexpected. He "was 57
years of age, having been born in
Lynchburg, S. C., in 184. He grad
uated from Wofford colige, Spar
tanburg, S. C., in 1873 ana immediate
.ly joined the South Caroligia confer
lumbia, Charleston and. other South
Carolina points. He wa; ,at. different
times a member of tho fabulties of
Vanderbilt and Woff6rLhile pas
tor of Epworth chureI4orfolk, Vy.
in 1902, he was electeaishop. o
years ago he removed tAske e foo
Sketciof Bishop SitN's iUfe.
Alexander Coke Sm4 son of Rev.
William H. Smith an/d ary I. Smith,
was born in Sumt 'r.eoiity, Sept. 16,
1849. Nof evenmorp. greatly
blessed e line < home influ
enees t With sivh parents,'it
would 1 been diffieit for him to
have b anything bu a good boy.
He h access to the camon sehools
of e community in hl early years.
Wth a good ~preparat(y work thut
09pne, he entered Wqffid College ih
October, 1868, from wh1 institution
he graduated in June, #2. His col
l ege record was one ot reat suecess
and popularity. "Coke3mith" was
lways a favorite in coege and the
riendships then formedave deepen
d as the years have gorny.
Work in Colunia
After leaving Woffor&bllege, from
whieh- he graduated, he as admitted
into .the South Carolin conference
and was sent to Cherai The next
*year he iwas sent to Kashimgton
SStreet church, Columbia,rhere he re
mined three years. .1 December,
1876 he ~went to Buncnbe Street
chiweh, Greenville, wherte remained
,tfour years. During thgears 1881,
1882 and 1883 he was at Trinity
church, Charleston. Athe confer
ence of 1883. he was sej to the Co-.
lumbia dicriet as presiag elder. Ini
June, 1-%[5, he was e!ted to the
chair of mental and mo~ philosophy
in Wofford college, w h place he
filled for four years. it the gen
eral conference, of 189 held in- St.
Louis, he was elected o of the mis
onaysecretaries of tlchurch. This
ce he resigned in Jr of the same
r to accept the chi of practical
4ology in Vanderbiltdiversity. Af
rremaining there fC4wo years he
signed this place tceturn to the
4toral work. At t; time, 1892,
ev. W. E. Evans ling left the
,?ethodist church, pulpit of
iderandy -Street ehureiNorfolk, fell
acant and he was insd to fill the
vacancy until confere. When con
ference convened in ifolk in 1892
the offcial body of it church re
quested Bishop Hend to transfer
hum to the Virginia tference' and
'station him at Grandstreet, which
the bishop did. Undhis pastorate
Epworth church, Nort, one of the
most beautiful chure1Bifices in the
South, was built.
In November, 1895~ was sent to
Court Street, Lynehlt, Va., where
-he suecessfully laborepr four years,
after which he was grned to Ep
~worth church, Norfol.
SOn D)ecember. 22, 5, Dr. Smith
was married to Miss te Kinard of
'Newberry. Of the eiren born of
-~this marriage the foding are still
Sliving: Mary Louise,menis Osgood,
Edward Ehrlich, AliGlenn, Isabel
MeLeod, Henry Ki:1, Catherine
Coke, and a baby.
Dr. Smith when emnber of the
South Carolina conftee was often
a delegate to the geal conference
of the church. He ;also elected
as a delegate from tVirgimia con
ference in 1894 and in 1898, and
at the latter conference was chairman
of the committee on Epworth league.
As a preacher Dr. Smith ranked with
the foremost of our land. His ser
mons evinced great thought and wide
range of information. But the most
salient characteristic was the magne
tic influence he wielded over his audi
enee. His eloquence was at times sub
lime, but it 'was never studied or
id wordpainting. The secret of Dr.
Smith's pulpit power was in his sym
pathetic soul. He loved his fellow
man and shared his sorrows and his
joys with a depth that one rarely
In the social circlc Dr. Smith had
few equals, being miaffected in man
ner and possessing a sense of humor
and a resourceof anecdote that ma'de
him the cenfr of attraction wher
ever he went. Appreciating his
worth, V,iginia Methodists, both
preachers and people, did not fail to
honor, him with thetr confidence and
BISHOP SMITH'S FUNERAL.
Postponed Until Sunday Owing to the
Body Having Missed Connec
tion at DanviMe.
. Norfolk, Va., Dec. 29.-The body
of the late Bishop A. Coke Smith of
the M. E. Church, South, which was
expected to reach hkre this morning
from Asheville, N. C., where Bishop
Smith died Thursday'night, failed to
arrive until 5.30 o'clock this after
noon and the funeral has been post
poned until 2.30 o'clock tomorrow.
The .body, en route from Asheville,
missed connection at Danville, Va.,
Bishops Cranberry and Wilson of
the M. E. Church, South, will officiate
at the funeral. Bishop Coadjutor
Beverly D. Tuck'er of the Episcopal
diocese of Southern Virginia is to be
an honorary pallbearer.
Firmers' Union Meetings.
'The regular quarterly meeting of
the County Farmers' Uniol for the
new year will be held in the court
house on Satqrday morning, January
We beg to urge a full attendance
not only of delegates but of all the
members of the union whio are inter
ested in the success of this great
movemenit. Its aims and purposes are
for the betterment of the; farming
lass, and we know when 1the tillers
of the soil are prosperous, the entire
country will feel the magice\touch of
this prosperity, - 1
*Besides the regular routine work of
disussing matters affee-ting the wel
fare of the organization and outlin
ing in a general way the plans of ac
tion for extending its beneficent ad
vantages - for the coming year, we
expect Mr. W. C. Moore, of Green
ville, the president and general man
ager of the Farmers' Cotton Union,
to be present and to explain the prac
Itical operations of this organization,
which has been recently established,
as it vitally affects the interests of
the farmeirs. He will explain the na
ture of warehousing cotton under the
Farmers' Union plan.
The subjeet of the purchase of fer
tilizers will also be discussed and ar
rangements decided uppa'. for the pur
hse of guanos for the comigg season
to the best adv.antage.
.Besides these there are other mat
ters of local interest and importance
that will came up for discussion. We
urge a full turnout of delegates and
J. B. O'Neall Holloway,
Secretary County Union.
pred S. Spearman agreeably sur
prsdmany of his Newberry friends
when he returned to Newberry. last
wekwith his bride. He was mar
ried in Charlotte, on Thursday, Dec.
27. Tbp wedding was a quiet but beau
tiful nome affair.
Mr. Spearman is with the firm of
Summer Brothers, and is an energetic
business man, and has many personal
friends. His bride will be warmly
welcomed to Newberry.
Mr. and Mrs. Spearman will be at
Over S' Others Hurt-Appalling
r On B. &'O. Near
ashington, Dec. 30.-An palling
isaster occurred tonight at A o'clock
on the Baltimore and Ohio rail\oad at
Terra Cotta, about three miles\from
this city, in which about 38 peions
were killed and over 60 injured, so'ne
of them so seriously that they vill die.
The accident was caused by ihe col
lision of train No. 66, due here at
6.25 p. m., from Frederick: Md.,
known as the Frederick Speiil, with
a deadhead passenger eqtipment
special of eight cars. Over 250 pas
sengerso were aboard the il-fated
train. The railway offi6ials late to
night were unable.to assign .ary cause
for the collision. As soon as tie news
of the wreck reached this ?ity. all
ambulances available with ai many
physicians as could be assembbd were
sent to the scene.
Of the injured seven were tiken! to
Freedman's hos'pital, 15 to the Uniied
States Soldies' Home hospital, syd
20 have been'brought into the city bn
a special train to be carried to vtr
ious hospitals. Among the injuid
was District Attorney Baker of tiis
city who despite his injures, 'allid
almost two miles to Brookland akd
brought the first news of the wrek.
He was completely exhausted and f
ter medical treatment was-sent to ie
Attorney Baker's Experience.
Describing his experiences. 1
'I v?as in the second car from t]e
engine coming from my home in Gen'
mantown. I was four seats from- LhE
end' of the car and just ;as the trair
left Terra Cotta station the crast
came. We were carried in the wreck
age for some distance. I do not kno%
how I got out of the wreckage bui
Mr. Darby of Washington assisted m(
to the drug store."
Frank P. Bodlitz, a newspaper mar
of Frederick, Md., who was sligAt13
injured, in describing his experlene(
''I was in the car next to the smok
er talking with a gentleman and hic
wife from Detroit, Mich. We were all
standing up, the car being crowded
Suddenly we heard an awful noise and
th'en a crash. Women began scream
i'ng and the next thing I knew I founc
nlysblf rolling dlown an embankmeni
where some one picked me up and ]
found I=was not badly hurt. It is im
possible to describ~e the scene. Womer
and children were running about cry
ing for their parents, and mothers and
fathers were rushing around trying tc
find their ehjixhen. The dead 'and
iijured were ~strewn along the tratck
for a distance of a mile.''
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READS OF -NATIOM1
1 LUDES PRESIDENT OF THI
Life of the Emperor of Japan and
Others Are Sought, It is
San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 29.-Se.
cret service agents here had theii
attention called this morning to at
inflammatory paper published in Ber
keley by Japanese entitled "The Rev
olution," in which the assassinatior
of the mikado, President Rooseveli
and others in authority is advocated
the paper were sent through the mail
in plain language. Marked copies of
to the board of education in this city,
The paper was mailed in Berkeley.
It is printed in both Japanese and
English. The articles advocating as
sassination are in English.
The Japanese paper contains an ar
ticle 'in which reference is made to
the attitude of President Roosevelt on
the Japanese school - question. The
following language is used:
"We believe that such a 'thing as
the trifling legislation which the capi
talist 'class may from time to time
fling to the workers will prove of no
avail; that it is about as effective as
the tiny stream from a baby's water
gun thrown into a raging fire.
"Our policy is toward the over
throw of the mikado, king and pres
ident as representing the, capitalist
class as soon as possible and we do
not hesitate as to the means."
Marked copies of'the papers were
W to members of the board of edu
C1ovr 1 this city and by them turn
c over to federal authorities.
News from Excelsior.
Excelsior, December 31.-Wg had a
Idd Christmas and a quiet one in
School repoens on Wednesday
iorning, January 2.
The Christmas tree at Bachman
6apel church was largely attended
ad very much enjoyed.
Messrs. Willie and George Kinard
gent Thursday night at Irmo on busi
The grain still shows up nicely af
iir the cold wave.
The parties who gave'- us such a
ine serenade on Christmas eve have
!Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hiller of New
hrry, visited Mr. John B. Cook's
Imily during the holidays.
Mr. George Richardson and family
hve moved in St. Paul's section.
Mr. P. S. Cook, of Columbia, who
as been in the hospital for treatment,
'as improved so that he was able to
ring his family .up to spend Christ
aas with his mother's family.
Mr. .T M. Singley, of Columbia,
:nd Mr. L. C. Singley, of Gary's Lane,
pent Christmas with their sister,
Irs. J. A. Boland.
Prof. Farence Boland, who is teach
aig school near Sumter, S. C., came
p and spent Christmas with the home
Miss Lucy Wheeler, who is teaching
ehool near Kinards, spent Christ
ias at her home here.
Mr. J. H. Alewine will move in this
action this week and occupy the
welling vacated by Mr. J. D. H. Kib
Mrs. J. D. Stone and children visit
.1 her mother's family during the
Messrs. Arthur Lee Wheeler and
aumerle Singley spent Saturday night
ith relatives at Little Mountain.
Last week's Herald and News gave
a interesting account of Whitmire
ad her business men.
Superintendent of Education, J. S.
Theeler has been in Columbia for
afew days on business connected with
Your correspondent spent a very
pasant day with Mr. J. A. Boland
ad his kind family during the holi
dvs. Mr. Boland is one of our most
psperous farmers and we .found
kn with so much nice eatables on
haid that we soon found he intended
timake us feel at home and the only
ting to mar the occasion was that
ti day was too short.
k happy and prosperous N~ew Year
tithe Herald and News typos and,
rtders is the wish of~ your
RSFR TY MWb.
Mrs. Jacob Long's Home Burned
Knights of Pythias Elect Offi
Prosperity, Dec. 31.-The primary
exercises of Grace Sunday school were
quite a success. The receipts, $19.50,
will be donated to a memorial window
to the class.
The sermon in Grace church by
the pastor on Christmas day ,was
heard by a large congregation.
Let one of your New Year resolu
tions be that you never pass a cripple
or blind man that you do not lift your
heart in thankfulness that you have
sound limbs and eyes and can see and
give a helping hand.
Get in the habit of looking for sun
shine and fragrance. Remember you
usually find just what you are
looking for. Above all, be an optimist.
Look for pleasant things and you
will find them close at hand. Remem
ber the way to be happy is to make
some one else happy. Live to make
the world brighter and happier by
having lived in it. Give refreshing
cups and bouquets to- the dusty pil
grims along life's higaway. Let all
of us look up and do all the good we
can durng the year 1907. Let it be
the best fear of our lives.
Mr..Hart Kohn, of Columbia, spent
Christmas with his parents.
'Your correspondent has written
many unintelligble things, no doubt,
but when he read the programme of
the Christmas tree at Zion, we were
dumbfounded, and to think, ''222..ba
1 eta etao $ N....N." Well we sup
pose this is Greek, but we do most
earnestly insist that we do not per
petrate any such outrage on Greek
or gree,ce or what not, and we will
have to attribute this slip to the
I'Masheen" man. We cannot assume
this responsibility, even if it is Christ
In the New Year it is so customary
to give advice. Everybody knows how
work should be done. Did you ever
stop to tihnk how easy-it is to find
fault and give advice *to the\ other
fellow? Did you ever stop to think
that it whs your business to take your
own advice. Get out of the hlift of
findi.ng fault and take you ,dy ad
vice. Put up your ittle hammer.
Mr. J. -L. Wise and Uncle George
Wise, of the Prosperity S$tock ,Com
pany have gone west, and! will buy
three cars of mules for this place and
There seems to be a fire fate fol
lowing some of the good people of
lower No. 9. Township. There have
been several fires in the Smoky Town
section and below in the past year.
The last one was the burning of- the
home of Mrs'Jacob (Mollie) Long last
Thursday. Mrs. Long lived in a com
paratively new home. It was found
to be on fire. in an out room and the
fire spread so rapidly that very lit
le of the household goods were sav
ed, on which there was no insurance.
Mrs. Long had $400.00 in the County
Mutual or Farmers' Mutual. Her loss
will exceed one thousand dollars. She
ad drawn from the bank on Monday
fifty dollars for her taves. This was
burned. Mrs. Long lost her barn and
ontents about a year ago by fire.
Prof. E. 0. Counts will attend the
Educational convention in Columbia
on Monday and Tuesday.
The Ladies' Aid society will have
a birthday party in the city hail on
Tuesday evening, January 1st. A neat
ittle bag has been sent out with an
ppropriate verse, and the recipient
s expected to put in the bag as many
pennies as mile posts have been
assed in the journey of life.
The Knights of Pythias elected the
following officers for the ensuing
C. C., A. H. Kohn; V. C., J. S.
Wheeler; K. R. S., R. C. Counts; M.
A., J.D. Quattlebaum; P'relate, J. I.
Bedenbaugh; Inside Guard, C. M.
armon; 0. G., D. J. Taylor; M. E.,
. F. Browne.
The Knights of Pythias will have
banquet about the 4th of January.
'he officers elected will be installed
t the first meeting in January.
Miss Jessie Moseley gave a mas
uerade party last Friday evening,
hich was largely attended and en
oyed by all.
Mr. D. A. Cannon paid hrvit
1o rrosperit~y UUEILL6 1"UU ivnuajajaa
Jhe guest of his classmate, E. S.
Kohn and , well, we wont tell
tales out of schooL
The S. S.' Birge Company is now
doing business in the Birge building
next to F. E. Schumpert & Companr,
and where Bowers and Dominick have
been. This firm has been in the
Dominiek biulding for eighteen years.
Bowers and Dominike occupy the
store vaeted by them. -They invitg
their customers and friends t' come
to see them in their new quarters.
Prosperity, December 27.-Misses
Edna and Lucy Fellers left yest.
,or Atlanta to visit relatives.
Mrs. F. E. Schumpert and
Maude Livingston have gonje to Chap
pells to visit their parents.
Mrs. T D. Copeland, of Clinton is
visiting her father, Col. H. C. Moseley.
Mrs. Reagin of Newberry is visit
ing Miss Nannie Simpson.
Capt. R: H. Russell of Jaeklonville,
Fla., is visiting his daughters.
Pink Cook of Columbia eame- up
yesterday to visit relatives.
Miss Kate Thompson of Due West
Female college is spending her Christ
mas holidays at home.
Miss Sudie Mae Boulware is visit.
ing friends in Greenville, and other
points in the up coifntry.
Jas. D. Luther of Columbia spent
his holidays with his parents.
C. C. Wyche, principal of the -school
at Lees, is at home for a few days.
Prof. J. E. Hunter of Clemson col
lege is spending his Christmas vaca
tion with his parents.
I Miss Lucy Wheeler is spending her
holidays with the homefolks.
F. R. Fellers of Newberry has-been
in town a few days visiting his par
Perry Schumpert, who is teaching
in North Carolina, came home - to
spend his Christmas vacation.
The Misses Carmichael and Miss
Young of Due West Female college
have been visiting Rev. Ira S. Cald
Miss. Alma Hartman is on a few
days visit to Misses Addie and Ellen
Miss Estelle Stewart is visiting
friends in Columbia.
James Calmes and Walter Wise of
Porter Military academy, Charleston,
are at home for Christmas.
Miss Helen Lathan of Little Moun
4ain is visiting relatives in town.
Miss Eugenia Summer of Newberry
and Miss Annie Mae Bedenbaugh of
ibler's are visiting at the Hotel Wise.
MissLoise Singley left Monday for
Columbia to visit relatives .
Miss Rebecca Hiekland of Black-'
stok is visiting Mrs. P. L. Langford.
Miss Doreas Calmes of Laurens Co.
s visiting Mrs. S. W. CJalmes.
Miss Margaret Leek.te has gone to
Benttsville to visit friends.
Misses Marie Whitaker and Ella
Meill, teachers in Columbia college,
are visiting Rev. H. W. Whitaker's
Prof. H. B. Dominick of Central is
visiting his father, Jno. W, Dominick.
Rev. Marvin Witaker and wife of
Cormick are visiting his father,
ev. H. W. Whitaker.1
Mrs. Stewart and Masters George
nd Frank Duncan have returned
from a visit to relatives in Newberry.
The Prosperity Lodje A. F. M. have
elected the following officers for next
Dr. E. N. Kibler, W. M.
W. F. Gibson, S. W.
J. F. Browne, J. W.
N. H. Young, Teacher.
B. B. Schumnpert, Secretary.
Dr. C. T. Wyche, S. D.
A. G. Wise, J. D.
S. C. Barre, Tyler.
These gfficers wrere inst,alled last
G. A. Maffett has opened a grocery
store in the new building erected by
Dr. Geo. Y. Hunter, on upper Main
T. H. Thompson of Columbia spent
afew days of this week with his fath
r, 0. Y. Thompson.
W. F. Bedenbaugh of the Atlanta
ollege of pharmacy is at home to
spend his Christmas holidays.