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VOL XLIII. NO. 23. NEWBERRY. S. C. T'UESD1AY, MAR(CH 2(. 190 1. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
WILL MEET IN PELZER.
The Twenty-ninth Annual Convention
of the South Carolina Sunday
School Convention to be Held
April 10 to 12.
Newberry, March 15.-The twenty
ninth annual convention of the South
Carolina Sunday-school association
will be held in the Presbyterian
church, Pelzer, S. C., April 10 to 12.
The delegates will be entertained by
the good -people of Pelzer of all de
nominations. A large gathering of
the Sunday-school workers is qxpeet
ed at this convention, and I,hope that
every pastor and superintendent will
at once present the matter to their
respective schools, in order that there
may be proper: representation from
every section of this Commonwealth.
Mr. W. C. Pearce, of Chicago, who
is the international teacher train
ing secretary, will attend every ses
sion of the convention and aid us by
his larger experience in the solution
of the problems that suggest them
selves from time to time in every
well regulated and progressive Sun
day-sehool. He is an entertaining
and. helpful lecturer on practical
Arrangements have been perfected
by Capt. J. Adger Smyth, Jr., with
several of the publishing houses for
exhibits of books, appliances, maps,
charts, etc., and this will prove a fea
ture of great value and interest, and
will doubtless be greatly appreciated.
The Brotherhood ofV Andrew and
Philip, of the Pelzer Presbyterian
church wL,ive a reception to the,
delegates Wednesday afternoon,
The railroads will grant .a. rate of
one and-third fare on the eertificate
plan. (Be sure to secure the certifi
cate which will be vised by the see
retary.) Everything points to a sue
eessful and joyous convention, good
results from which will follow to the
upbuilding .of every Sunday school
The programme will be mailed to
every one desiring it. Thankig you
for use of this space that this import
ant announcement may be made.
Win. E. Peiham,
* Chairman State Executive Commit -,
Dr. Divver a Candidate.F
Anderson, March 16.-Dr. R. F.
Divver of this city has announced
that he will be a candidate for secre
tary of state in. the campaign this
summer. . He is a prominent Mason
and is well known over the state. He
has had the matter undgr .advisement
for some time and has finally decided
to make the race.
Very Desirable Appointments in theI
Admiral P. M. Rixey, Surgeon Gen-1
eral of the Navy, informs me that
there are more than fifty vacancies
in the Medical Corps of the UT. S.
Candidates should be graduates in
medicine End should have had hos
pital experience, or at least a year's
practice in their profession. The age
limit is between twenty-one and twen-t
On entering the service, salary is
$1,760 at sea or $1,496 on shore, with
an allowance per annum of $288. e
There are other equally desirable
appointments to be made, as Assist-I
ant Paymaster, Second Lieutenant of
the Marine Corps, Civil Engineer,
For information touching any of
the foregoing positions, address me at
Washington, D. C-.t
M. C- b
"Did the architect carry out your u
"Guess he must, have. I haven't p
been able to find any of them about
We never see the target a man aims
at in life; we see thie target he hits.
Of course friends are a good thing, , u
but when misfortune conies to you I
which do you wish you had more of-' of
THE SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY.
Annual Celebration on Friday Night
of Newberry -College Societies.
The following account of the an
nual celebration of the literary socie
ties of Newberry eollege held on Fri
day night is taken from the Sunday
State under Newberry date of the
A larqge audience assembled at the
opera house last night to participate
in the event which from year to year
is looked forward to with great inter
est by the students and friends of
Newberry college, the anniversary cel
ebration of the three literary societies.
Mr. E. B. Houseal, president of the
Excelsior society presided. The open
ing prayer was offered by Rev. Mr.
Grier, of the Central Methodist
church. Mr. D. W. Moore was the
Phrenakosmian orator and his subject
was "The Hero of the Future," Mr.
J. E. Long, the orator representing
the Excelsior society, took as his sub
ject '"Coronation Without a Crown,"
and the subject of the essay of Miss
Mary Lester, the Philomathean es
sayist was, "Southern Ideals."
The chief interest centered in the
debate. The question argued was
"Resolved, That Intercollegiate Ath
letics Should be Abolished." The Ex
celsiors, represented by Messrs. G. W.
Harmon and W. H. Cabaniss. main
tained the affirmative, and the Phren
akosmians. represented by Messrs. P.
A. Schumpert and W. F. Hipp, the
The occasion was doubly interesting
by reason of the fact that both sup
porters of the affirmitive-are enthusi
astic in athletic matters. Mr. Caba
niss is the well known catcher 'on
ewberry's baseball team, who .con
tributed so much .to its winning tht
!hampionship last season. He is also
,ewberry's star on the gridiron. Not
withstanding this fact they won the
ebate. The judges making the award,
wvhich seems to meet with general sat
sfaction, were Hon. George S. Mower,
Dr. W. E. Pelham, Rev. G. A. Wright,
rof. B. Jones and Hon. A. C. Jones.
That there are many instanees in
ngland of two or more towns enjoy
ne the same name is a fact that no
>dy can well help knowing, but prob
bly few people are aware of the very.
ide extent to which this dup'ieation
f names prevails. Newton seems to
eld the same rank among places as
imith among individuals, .io fewer
han seventy-two towns and villages
n England alone bearing this name.
ly including the Newtowns, obvious
y the same name with a slight differ
nee in spelling, the total is raised to
ittle short of ninety. As every town
aust have been a "new town'' at
ome time or other it shows a great
ack of inventive genius among our
~neestors who had the naming of the
owns. There are sixty-eight places
amed Sutton. Our ancestors seem
D have found the four points of the
ompass of great service in the no
ienlature of their towns, for besides
de Suttons there are fifty-one West
ns, forty-nine Nortons and seventeen
astons. To these last should be add
d thirty-eight Astons, another form
? the name very common in the west
There is one straight path leading
eavenward, but a thousand crooked
aths lead in the opposite direction.
When a man is in love he can't
ink of anything else, but when a
'oman is in love she always remem
rs to see that her hat is on straight.
The man who loves his joke is us
Put yourself in the other man'sI
lace and you may stop abusing him.
It is commendable to save your
oney, but is not commendable to
The cares and worries of life look
etty good, after all, to those return
to town through the cemetery
Some pe2ople are simply acting nat
'al when they are kicking.
Love is responsible for two-thirds
the happness in the world-also for
SENATOR TILLMAN TALKS ON
He is Too Busy in Washington at This
Time To Attend a Convention,
But Has His Eyes Open.
Senator Tillnan ::avs that he knows
no0th1in_g of any plans to hold a con
vention of the friends of the dispen- 1
sary writes the Washington corres
pondent of the State.
I have scarcely had time to give
such a thill' a "inuight. te sid to
"Iliut,'' he added. "you can sayI
this. that when the time comes and
the tight is on, f expect to be in it,
whether it begins before the opening
of the campaign or after."
")o you expect anything to be
done before the opening of the regu
"Well, I say, I don't know. To
hold a convention or to organize, as
they call it. would take a lot of con
ferring and a lot of correspondence,
and so far as I am concerned, I have <
not the time to do it. I wouldn't even
have time to attend that convention <
or conference, or anything olse, so
long as I am swamped this way." I
Then he turned to a pile of papers I
on his desk, called a clerk, and added:
"Why, man, I feel like a fellow down
in a deep well. I can't begin to see <
daylight. All I can see is a little
gleam of light which will get bigger
and bigger as I climb out of this well.
But you know. when a fellow's down
in such a hole as this, the sky rooks t
about the size of a dollar and he can't
see even the sides of the hole he is in.
I How- in the name of sense can I see
outside to organize dispensary forces
or anything else at home! 'I
"Oh. yes, I'm watching. it," he eon- Z
Sign Was Not Needed. C
Harper's Weekly. -
"The one thing most resented by t
Americans," observed Seuator Bever- ,
idge recently, "is the dictatorial at- i
titude which some men attempt to t
assume. Much of the .biting satire a
which we hear is the result of such s
arrogant presumption. e
"A congregation in ,eastern Illi- t
nois had decided to ereat a new 1:
church edifice, and temporary accom
modations were obtained in an aband- i<
oned theatre. . -
" The clergyman, with folded arms a
and pompous bearing, "directed the s
effrts of his sexton,:who was busily t
engaged-in cleaning up the accumula- I<
ted' rubbish. Pieces of scenery;
wrecked stage furniture, programs,
lithographs, and musty draperies were
thrust into the flames.
" 'Let nothing be wasted, William'
warned . he preacher, imperiously. s<
'Whatever may .be tilized, -lay it
aside, and I will dispose of it later.' a
"A few moments later the clergy- it
man saw the sexton draw near the fire
with a massive, easel-like arrange- s<
"'William,' he .ealled, 'don't de
stroy that; it may be of service.' tJ
"'Hardly,' grunted the perspiring a
sexton, as he tossed the affair into the.
lames; 'it's an old sign, "Standing li,
Room Only." '" . .tr
A Domestic Treasure. J.i
ondon Mail.- - i
Sir Squire Baneroft in proposing
he health of the bishop of London
old a story in his inimitable way. A
harming yoking damsel came to Lon- ti
on -to visit an aunt, who probably g
ame originally from Scotland, fort
hen the young lady was leaving in a
ab for an evening party she said: tl
Now, mind; don't you pay him more "
han I shilling. It's his legal fare." Cl
rrived at her destination, the young
ady sprang out, handed cabby a shil- hi
ling and bounded up the steps of the '"
t ouse. It
" 'Ere, I say miss !" called cabby.t
'Kin I ask you a question?"
"Yes, you may."
"Well, are you married ?" b
''No,"' she cried, indignant, '"I'm
"Well- -omebody 's a-goin' to
it a treasure, for I never seen a galsa
s could make a bob go further or do e
ore 'ard work nor you, miss!"t
Many a man who seeks fame finds yo
A GOLDFISH FARM.
& New Industry Which Aims to Pro
PtVurda Evening Post.
The first goldfish farm to be estab
lished on an important scale in this
1ounLtrV has recently been started in
bhe neighborhood of Washington. Dis
trict of Columbia. It comprises 27
acres of water space, divided into 44
arge shallow ponds. Ditches are dug
in the bottom of the ponds so that
vhen the latter are drained the fish
s find their way into the trenches and
ire easily scooped out by means of
Tle scale on which the industry is
1onducted may be judged from the
ract. that 3,600 pounds of cornmeal f
ire fed every months to the fishes.
rhink what a large number of gold
ish must be required to consume in
'0 days nearly two tons of corn meal!
rhis seems, indeed, to be the kind of
lood they like best, and they thrive
)n it amazingly.
Half a century ago goldfish in this
,ountry were worth 50 cents apiece,
Lnd sometimes more. At the present
;ine the ordinary ones are sold by the
>roducer to dealers at from $2 to $6
i 100, according to size. These quo
ations, however, apply only to the
ommon, everyday article, much high
r prices being obtained for the freaks
vith fan-tails, fancy fins and other
At the farm above mentioned, at
empts-the first up to date in this
ountry-are now being made to pro
agate such fancy goldfish, the re
juisite stock being obtained from
rapan. But the experiment is beset
vith not a few difficulties, inasmuch
ts the progeny of .the freaks have- al
vays a tendency to revert to the nor
aal and less valuable form, so that
nly 15 per cent of a brood, perhaps,.
Vill turn out satisfactory, inheriting
be eee-entricities of the selected par
nts. Furthermore, the fancy fish, be
ng impeded in their movements by
heir clumsy fins and tails.. are Ii
ble to destruction by birds and water
nakes.- There is no enemy so dread
d by the goldfish breeder as the wa
er snake, which devours the scaly 1
ive stock in great numbers.
Not only the fins, but also the bod- ti
es of the fancy goldfish are modified 1
ly the breeder, so that the freaks 1
re made to assume all sorts of queer
hapes. The newest variety has eyes.
hat stick far but of its head and
>ok -straight up at the sky.
There is something amiss with the
ng that fails' to make a hit.
A week woman can easily conquer C
strong man by catchinge to his van
y. - .
Many- a man who eait't ~trust -him- C
df expects the grocer and butcher
Only the man who holds the key to. F
16 situation is in a- position to open.
It. hurts the average man less to h]
a about him than it does to tell the
uth about him. h
As a rule, the man who is always I
a hurry has but little to do, with
tle capacity for doing it. .
There was blootd in the eyes of the ti
ro suburban housewives as they g<
ared daggers at one another over
e whitewashed fence. j
"As for you,'' hissed the one in h<
e red knit jacket, "I don't know
at I could say that would be suffi- et
atly severe. I hate you."' .b
"And you,'' retorted the one in the fe
ue .shawl, "are really not worth .
sting breath over. So there!''"
There was a painful pause, and then
e one in the knit jacket continued:
I would say a great deal more wl
~re it not for your sweet little ha- fo
'Do-do vou really think he is w
I1 do. and I am not backward about s
ing it, although I despise his moth- fa
He is the prettiest little boy in th
enty blocks.'' ch'
" Then-then le t 's make up. Neigh- u
r-s shlouldn 't be enemies. I'll hand th,
EARLY CREEK HISTORY.
In The Time of Cortes the Tribe Life
The Creeks are an entirely different
race of people from the Cherokees and
('tier northern Indians. They are of
Aztee, or, rather, Toltec, orgin, and in
a teocallis. or pyramidal, temple, lo
eated in.a secluded wild of the Creek
eountrv. the same religious rites and
eeremonies are preformed today that
were performed in the imposing teo
eallis located on the bank of the beau
tiful Lake Tezeuco, in the days of the
ill starred Montezuma II. The archi
ves of the nation are here preserved
in hieroglyphics, beautifully painted
on shells, strung together on deer ten
dons. Here are also preserved their
most cherished relies, their green jas
per altar and a life sized image of
their great war god. both brought
from their former home near Vera
At the time Cortes made his appear
ance in that neighborhood, bent upon
a career of conquest and plunder, the
Creeks., as they are now called, were
living a peaceful, idllic life in a land
made sacred to them by having been
the home of their ancestors for untold
thousands of moons and containing
he ashes and bones of their wise and
love 1 old men through many genera
tions. Gathering their warriors to
rether. they gave battle to the invad
rs, but weapons of stone and flint
,ould make but little impression upon j
Jhe steel clad warriors of Spain, and
hey were defeated . with terrible i
4laughter. Gathering wives and little I
ies together and taking with them <
:heir most cherished possessions, i
imong which were the records of their I
ace. the jasper altar and their war ]
od. holding in his extended right
Iand the sacrifical knife of flint, i
:.hey made their weary way to the
apital of Montezuma, the sacred city f
f Mexico, where they were warmly /
,elcomed by that. unfortunate mon- I
treh and where they fought bravely (
n defense of the devoted city. They I
ssisted Gautomazin, the chivalric I
iephew of Montezuma, in his glorious I
f ill fated, attempt to regain the
hrone of his ancestors, and upon its
~ailure and the attendant death of
hat young chieftain by torture,. after i
he manner of the ancient Israelites'
hey determined to seek a land that I
nan knew not of, where they might 1
rovide homes for their families and i
vorship the gods.of their ancestors. e
- - t
Reflections Of A Bachelor.
Why do so many men take oni a look C
f sorrow as soon as they become en
A bachel&r girl usuailly is she who I
nds. sufficient time to'. cultivate her
Each woman has an' idea that she 0
ould' tenninate a widowhood at her 13
wn sweet will.
A girl likes to think that she will h
iake the ideal wife..and the most ea
Most .women are dreadful flirts, if b
I they say about. love affair's is even si
alf~ eay truthful.a
The.talkative man always feels that
e could say something interesting if ti
e were given a chance.h
While a man may have a tender El
eart, it is not seriously affected 1i
irough a broken love affair. at
When a woman reaches 30 she h:
ilks she has all the qualities which p(
toward making her chummy. la
The man of visionary schemes en
ys the satisfaction of feeling that st
knows more than some one else.' - u!
Patience may assist a man to over- ti'
me trouble, but it must be backed in
~r something like energy to be ef- ce
s. Longworth's Dog A Feature of PE
"Fashion,'' the Boston terrier, te
ich the Millionaire Stillman bought fa
r $1,500 and presented to Miss Alice
>ovlt, now Mrs. Nicholas Long- "
rth, as a wedding present, will be c
be of the attractions at the dog *
ow which opened Tuesday at Buf- th
lo at City Convention Hall, under
e auspices of the Buffalo Kennel N
ib. The number of entries is un- a
ally large this year and some of ju:
e finest dogs, that have won prizes
the exhibitions in New York and fr
etn wil be shown here. a th
MR. ANSEL'S POSITION
ON DISPENSARY ISSUE.
Greenville. March 17.-The follow.*
in letter has been given out for pub
ieation by Mr. M. F. Ansel. candidate
for the office of governor of Soutli
"Having already announced my
[,andidaev for the office of governor
>f the state of South Carolina, many
-f my friends throughout the state
iesire that I give my views upon the
"I, therefore, take this opportunity
>f again stating my position and
-hall hope to satisfy a majority of
the voters of the state that my sola
:ion of that subject is correet.
"In a letter published by me in
August, 1905, I stated my position in
mubstance, as follows:
'In the first place I am opposed
to the system of a state dispensary.
[ once thought it the best solution of
he liquor question, because I thought
t would minimize and decrease the
sale of liquor in this state, but when
we consider the great amount of fin
14or that has been sold by the various
ispensaries the past year, my hopes
have been disappointed and it ap
>ears to me that some other method
,hould be adopted.
'In the second place, I am in fio
or of local county option, as be
ween prohibition and county dispen
;aries-that is, I am in favor of any
ounty in the state voting upon the
uestion as to whether they wish pro
ibition for that county or whether
hey wish county dispensaries. Ift a
najority of the qualified voters of the
ounty desire prohibition for that par
icular county, then I am one who be
ieves that they should have it, and
further believe that the good. people
>f such county will see to it that the
)rohibition law is enforced.'
''I also stated in that letter as
llows: 'Personally I would like to
ep no liquor sold in this state as a
everage, but it is a condition which
onfronts us, and the question is how
est to deal with that condition. There
s no law that can be passed that will
:eep some people from drinking li
uor, still I believe it to be the duty
f the state to pass such laws as will
ainimize the use of liquor as much as
"I stated also in that letter, as
ellows: 'I am opposed to the high
icense system, as it is too near the
arroom system, and would not de
rease the sales of liquor, whatever
he restrictions might be.'
"I have no cause to change my
pinion since the publication of said
tter, but the more I consider it, the
tonger is my conviction that this
osition is correct.
" County prohibition has been a
ccess in-many counties in the states
f Georgia and North Carolina,. and
those counties in the~ two states
amed where county dispensaries
ave heard of no complaints.
"Why should we not adopt the
ime system in our state that has
en tested in those. states? We
iould at least be willing to give it
"The 'Morgan bill' as it passed
ie house of representatives at the
?t session of the legislature had ,
any good features in it, was on the
2e of the laws of the states named,
id had it passed, I believe it would
tve given more satisfaction to the
ople of the state than the present
"In the several counties in this
ate where elections have been held*
ider the 'Brice law' and prohibi
m has been adopted, so far as my
formation goes, it has proved a sue-s
ss, and the longer the law is in
re, the stronger will be the senti.
3nt in its favor in the minds of the
"In short, I am opposed to the sys
m of a state dispensary. I am in
vor of local county option as be
ee prohibition and county dis
ns~aries. .I am opposed to high i
ase and am in favor of such laws
will decrease the sale of liquors in
E"e worry as if we had to go through
whole year tomorrow instead of
t one day.
Do the right thing by all of your
ends, and you haven't anything but.
2 oe of the apnle left.