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THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Election of Officers for Sorosis-Eas
ter Services in the Churches
Personal and Otherwise.
Prosperity, S. C., April 12.-Mrs.
E. J. DeWalt having recovered from
her illness has returned to her,home,
from her visit to her brother'in the
Miss Nannie Hunter and little ",iss
Betsy Hunter and mother, of St.
Luke's, are visiting Mrs. A. H. Haw
Mr. Ed Monts, of Newberry college,
spent a couple days of last week at
home, returning to college on Monday.
It is rumored that Prosperity may
play the Caldwell team on the local
diamond on Friday afternoon.
The Sorosis met with Miss Margar
et Leckie last Friday, at which time
the officers-elect were installed. The
officers for the ensuing year are:
President,; Mrs. J. S. Wheeler; first
vice president, Miss Leckie; second
vice president, Miss Russell; corres
ponding secretary, Mrs. M. C. Morris;
recording secretary, Miss Eva Lester;
treasurer, Mrs. Schumpert; librarian,
There will be communion servige in,
Grace church Sunday morning:. Pas
tor Kreps is also holding servifs each
night this week. Subjects f4r each
night are taken from the trial and
crueifixion of Christ. The Sunday
school will have their exercises at-8
o'clock Sunday evening. -The offering
will be for the mission work in Japan.
Mr. C. F. Lathan, of Little Monn
tain, was in town on Wednesday.
Mr. J. L. Wise has gone to, Colum
bia to the meeting of the Shriners.
Mr. F. R. Fellers spent ' coule
days in the old home recently.
Miss Toy Lathan,. after !several
weeks' visit to Mrs. J.:F.' Browne, and
Mrs., C. M. Harmon, returned home
Miss Minnie Cannon attended the
funeral of her aunt, Mrs. Livingston
(xwe Folk), at Pomaria.
.Mr. Greene Mitchell and' family
will move into the home with Mrs. B.
L Dominick. That will make the
house in which he lives for rent. We
dare says.from the demand for houses
that it will not be vacant long.
Mrs. Tolitha Stewart is visiting
her son at Goldville.
Miss Gertrude Simpson spent Sun
day in town with her parents.
Mrs. J. A. Simpson has returned
from her visit to Atlanta.
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Wise have gone
on a visit to Atlanta. -
Mrs. Burr Martin is visiting her
mother, Mrs. H. S. Boozei
Mrs. Minnie Reagin is Visiting Mrs.
Wilbur Mathis. .
Mrs. J. W. Hartman is sufficiently
recovered to visit her sistere>Mrs. J.
M. Werts, in town.
Rev. Mr. Caldwell, pastor-elect of
the A. R. P. church preached a very
earnest. sermon last Sabbath morn
ing. Mi. Caldwell will take charge
of the work here about June.
Married by Rev. H. W. 'Whitaker
on Thursday evening, April 5th, Mr.
J. P. Bowers and Miss Ophelia 'Nates
at the, residence of the bride's father,
Mrs A. A. Nates.
Mr. T. A. Dominick, having, pur
chased the P. L. Langford residence,I
enlarged it and is now at home in it.
-Mrs.. Warren has returned to Co-.
Miss Nell Roper came up from Co
lumbia to attend the annual ;meeting
of the Sorosis. She -returned on Sat
The Sojosis elected Mrs. J.. S. <
Wheeler and Mrs. C. T. Wyche' dele
gates to the meeting of the Federa
tion of Women's clubs.
-In our letter last week we said that
Mr. M. B. Bedenbaugh had bought tire
stock of G. A. Maffett and 'Co. I
should have said that F. E. .Sch1im
~wAs iompany of Messih. Maffett
Miss Mattie Washington is. now
with Mrs. S. D. Duncan, :having the
care of her home while Mrs. Duncan
is at the store.
Dr. Nance, after a short stay, has
returned to his home and work in
Mr. B. W. Wheeler is back again
for a few days stay.
Miss Lulie May Russell and Miss
Lucy Fellers are assisting with. the
Easter hat trade at Moseley Bros.
Mrs. E. B. Kibler has returned from
her visit to Whitmire and the up
Rev. Mr. Mitchell will preach in
the 'Baptist church at 8 p. m. on the
5th Sunday in April.
Miss Leckie will spend Easter at
Miss Maud Livingston will.spend
the zlad Easter with her parents.
Mrs. Bickley will spend Easter in
Miss Marie Bobb, of Ninety Six,~
will spend Sunday with her parents.
Mr. J D. Qnattlebaum spent Tues.|
day in Columbia.
The ticket as nominated was duly
elected on Tuesday. They will be
sworn in at some future day.
Your correspondent spent Tues
day in Columbia and noticed that the
city on the Congaree is making much
material progress, especially in the
VESUIVIUS AND, CTITY.
Conditions Last Night Were Much
Naples. April 11.-Conditions to
night in the section affected by the
eruption of Mont Vesuvius are great
ly ameliorated. The fall of volcanic
ashes has diminished and scientists
express the opinion that the volcano
has spent itself. All the papers to
night advise the public to be calm,
pointing out the improved condition
of affairs. The papers -also eulogize
Director Matteucci for his courage
in returning to the ruined observa
tory on Mount Vesuvius and sending
from that place messeges of encour
agement and expressions of confidence
that Vesuvi'us'will soon quiet down.
Places of Amusement Closed.
The theatres, cafes and other places
of amusement throughout the city
have been closed, and before all the
sacred images in the streets candles
are kept burning, while smaller im
ages are being carried about, in many
cases being set down in the open air
and surrounded.by candles.
Troops are engaged in clearing the
roofs of buildings of the accumulation
of sand and ashes, which endangers
the structures. The large glass cov
ered galleries. troughout the city,
which are much frequented, have been
ordered closed, lest the weight upon
the roofs should cause them to col
Village Under Sand and Ashes.
The viUages of San Gennaro has
been partly buried in sand and ashes,
and several houses have fallen. At
that place, three persons were killed
and raore than twenty injured.
In the road at Torre del Greco three
persons were found dead from suffo
cation. The people who remain at
i'orre Annunziata are in danger of.
perishing from starvation, all the
shops having been.eclosed. Rations for
200 persons have been sent there.
Good Work of War Ships.
The 'war ships ordered here have
been doing effective service in the re
moval of refugees. Premier Sonnino
reached here today by train from
Rome, his journey having been great
ly impeded. He had a conference im
nediately after his arrival with King
Victor Emmanuel, with whom the
premier discussed the measures to be
adopted to restore public confidence,
naintain order, aid the' refugees and
repair the damage caused by'the erup
Escape of Two American Girls.
Two American girls, who had heed
essly ventured into the Vesuvius dis
;riet, where the abandonmient of the
;raili by which they were travelling
aused them much discomfort and no
ittle peril, were brought here today
>y the steamer St. B~on,
The loss to property by the volcanie
>utbreak is estimated at $20,000,000
and it is announced that 50,000 per-.
;ons,have been rendered homeless.
So widespread is the catastrophe
hat it is estimated it will require af4
>rganized body of 100,000 men and
he expenditure of ma4 millions of
lollars to raze houses rendered unsafe
~or habitation sby the accumulation of
ishes and cinders on th3e roofs; erect
emporary huts of refuge , for the
housands who have been obliged to
lee' from their homes; clear the roofs
>f buildings that may yet be saved,
tnd extricate f'rom the ruins of fallen
~tructures and bury the dead.
The distress among the tens of
~housands of fugitives is appalling.
['he government has forwarded sup
>lies of food and money, several of
~he Italian cities have done the same,
tnd private citizens are contributing
noney for the assistance of the suf
erers, but more help is needed.
Activity of The King.
King Victor Emmanuel ha ( placed
he Royal Palace at Cappodimonti,
~ituated'above this city, at the dispos
1l of the .injured refugees and early
n the day announced his intention of
etuirning to Naples from Rome in
>rder to personally direct the relief
work. The news caused much satis
~action and when their majesties
eached Naples this evening they re
~eived a most enthusiastic greeting.
ater the King and Queen visited the
ufferers in the hospital and were
heered heartily as they passed
hrough the. streets.
Although the report that Sarno has
hen destroyedl is denied, it is now
fle(ally admitted that Otta.jano has
>een buried. The casualties there and
n thes urrounding vilages are not
known, but 300. it is believed, would
be a low estimate.
Even Capri, a small island off the
coast of Campania, nineteen miles
south of Naples, a favorite resort for
tourists and artists, has been covered
with ashes and has been abandoned
by its foreign population, which in
eluded several Americans.
Magnitude of the Disaster.
The magnitude of the .disaster is al
most indescribable. Md6nt Vesuvius
has spread desolation and terror. over
an immense tract:of country.
Some idea of the difficulties en
countered by the authorities in ob
taining accurate knowledge of the
situation may be gathered from the
fact that Minister of Finance Salan
dra and Under Secretary of State
Denava were blockaded at Torre
Annunziata by ash heaps and were
compelled to go to Castellammare in
an automobile reaching that place
with great difficulty. 'They hoped to
get a boat at Castellammare to take
them from there to this city, but even
the fishermen refused to run the risk
of crossing the Bay of Naples, as they
would have to pass Mount Vesuvius,
which is situated about half way be
tween Castellammare and Naples. The
train which brought Premier Sonnino
here today from Rome was consider
ably delayed by ashes.
With Mrs. Mehrtens.
We are glad to announce for the
Mehrtens Piano Recital, the appear
ance of Mrs. Nellie Sweeney Palmer
Irs. Palmer is a dramatic soprano
of- much sympathy and power, and
has had the advantage of many years
training under the best masters of
Europe and America. Notably Sig
nor Ettore Barilli, (brother and teach
er of Patti) Signor's D'auria Cle
mont Fetedeoux, and Mr. Herman
Klein, the well known Metropolitan
Mrs. Palmer has sung in the lead
ing cities of the country, and much
regret was expressed when she chose
teaching instead of singing as her life
As a teacher Mrs. Palmer has gain
For a number of years she has
worked in her native state, Virginia,
and has earned an enviable reputa
tion in conservative old Richmond,
where shie taught privately as well as
in ''The Richmond Conservatory of
Musi,'' ''Benedictine Academy''
and the ''Woman's College.''
I have known Mrs. Nellie Sweeney
Palmer a number of years, and can
heartily commend her to any person
with whom she may be associated.
She has taught vocal music in this
school and given great satisfaction.
P resident Woman 's College.
''Mrs. Palmer is a superb concert
singer, and competent to fill 'any po
sition in Concert, Chorus leader or
as Vocal teacher..''
E. M. Bentley,
Shipping Away Weal$h.
The editor of the Southern Farm
Thg constant shipment of cattle to
Cuba leads the Florida Times-Union
to estimnate the impoverishment of
the soil .thereby, and to urge the
slaughtering of cattle and the utiliza
tion~ of skiri, bones, horns, ets., within
Thfe 'limits of the ~state. It makes the
point that every full-grown steer sold
out of Florida carries in his bones
beyond recall an appreciable quantity
of th'at which is the very bone of the
land in.the shape of phosphates and
lime. It .says that with one hand it
sends forth beef with the hides, bones
and offal, constituting the most val
uable source of fertilizer, and with
the other it purchases from the North
dressed beef, prepared fertilizers,
shoes and other articles made of
leather. It shows that the hides
could be converted into leather on the
spot, with tannin derived from the
red mangrove, that the slaughtered
beves would supply all the plaster
er's hair neegled in several states and
lar&ge cmiantities of glue and that the
establish,ment of factories dealing
with these materials would attract
capital, the breed of stock would be,
improved, the..value of grazing lands
would be enhanced, and the popula
tion of the State increased. These
are wise suggestions, and apply to,
other States besides Florida. But
how soon are they to be adopted I
How soon will Alabama, Mississippi
and other States cease to ship thseir
young stock to Kansas to be fed there
and brought back to the starting point
in the shape of dressed beef, boots
and shoes, whips, saddles, harness,
combs, collar but tons, glue and divers
others products? When will they ap
ply to cattle the idea of whole hog
rather than one-third hog?
Had Nero owned a phonograph itI
would have saved him a lot of fid
dling while Rome was burning.
POLK MITJ R COMING.
At The Invitation of the Bachelor
Everybody knows something about
Polk Miller, and the Bachelor Maids
are to be congratulated that he has
accepted their invitation to present
"In Old Times Down South" in the
opera house next Monday night. Mr.
Miller will bring his "Old South
Quartette" with Iiim and without
doubt the house will be crowded.
Tickets, 75, 50, and 25 cents.
Before the war, it chanced that 'in
a hotel barroom in Canada, not far
from the line, a group were seated,
when a bright looking Vegro entered.
"I s 'pose you're a runaway slave,'"
said one, looking sharply at the new
Feeling that he was pretty well
away from bondage, the darkey re
sponded that he was.
"Ah, indeed; well, we're glad of it,
but you don't seem to look very poor
-have good clothes down south?"
"Certainly,'' said the darkey, with
some pride, "same clothes as my mas
"But you got many a good thrash
ing, eh ?"
"Never had a whipping in my life."
"Never thrashed!" said another;
"well, but you niggers don't get
enough to eat, do you?"
"Always had enough, gemmen;
never went hungry."
"What!'' said the interrogator,
"good clothes, no punishment, plen
ty to eat."
"Now," said he, turning to the
group, "only think of it! This fel
low has left a position where he en
joys all these privileges for an un
" Gemmen,'' said the darkey, "all
I'se got to say respectin' dose privi
leges is dat if any one wishes to awail
himself de situation still remais
New York Mail.
Lord Odo Russell while calling on
Prince Bismarek during the sitting of
the Berlin conference asked him how
he managed to rid himself of that
class of importunate visitors whom
he could not well refuse to see, but
whose room he found preferable to
."Oh,'' replied the chancellor, "I
have a very simple method. My wife
knows them pretty well, and when
shie sees they are with me' she gener
ally contrives to eome in and call me
away upon some pretext or other.''
He had scarcely finished speaking
when the princess put her head in at
the door and said:
"My dear, you must come and take
your medicine. You ought .to have
bad it an hour ago."
Jimmy Fixed It. .
" Jimmy, I'd like 'to g your sis
ter,'' said the determined young man.
"She ain't at home,''iJimmiy said,
surveying him disdainfully.
"But I just saw her come in)'' the
"Can't help that. Teil you what
['1l do, though,'' Jimmy laid, conde
scendingly. "You give mie, your pack
Wagons, the. h~
ever sold in th
complete line c
.Our Little Sc
thing On four wi
Come and g
Our prices and
anxious to serv
of cigarettes an' I'll send her down."
"You are too young to smoke, Jim
"Do I get them?' Jimmy said, ag
gressively, half closing the door.
"Here they are," was the concili
ating reply, and the box was handed
over. Leaving the visitor seated in
the parlor, Jimmy disappeared, to re
turn in a few minutes.
"She'll be down soon," he said.
"How did you work that, Jimmy!'"
the youth inquired.
The boy surveyed him with an
'Aw, I told her it was the fel
low she's engaged to," he said.
New Women Citizens.
That a woman who directs a home
and trains up children is a responsi
ble citizen with a large share of state
business to perform is suggested by
the title of a series of articles begun
in The New Idea Woman's Magazine
for April. "The Evolution of Our
Women Citizens: 1. Their Arrival"
deals with the landing at Ellis Island
of women from RussiA, Italy, Ger
many, and other peasant-producing
European states; and considers them
as the raw material out of which
American women citizens, with Amer
ican aims and ideals are to be made.
The writer, Miss Elizabeth Howard
Westwood, tells of the inducements
offered to emigrant women to come to
America, of the dangers they have
to meet on the landing, of the protec
tion societies which have sprung up
to care for defeneeless women ' and
girls, of the fathers and husbands and
friends who meet them at the end of
their -painful steerage journey. In
found in managing the hand-embroid
ery of an American silk stocking fac
tory the prop of falling fortune, the
writers says: "If American opportun
ities can thus induce the high class
foreigner woman to forsake comfort
able home, family ties,- social position
-what must be the lure with which
it calls to the woman who has nothing
but misery to lose and vryLliing
that makes life livable to win." One
&annot but acknowledge, however, in
observing the doubtful Paradise of
new set of problems in. undertaking
our city slums, that much has yet to
be done before our peasant immi
grants do more than grapple with a
teresting realisti,e, photographs are
shown. The article is optimistic con
cerning the material advantages
found by emigrants in this country.
After recounting the .story of the
daughter of a Scottish lord, who'
the lot of American citizenship.
All who are interested in the build
ing of a Lutheran church at Silver
Street, S. C., will please meet at said
place on April 21st, at 10 o 'clock.
To Spartanhjurg, S. C., Account of
.Musical Festival, April 25-27.
Account of above named oecasion
the following rates are authorized to
Spartanburg, S. C. via C. N. & L.
Railroad: Round trip fare Newberry
to Spartanburg $2.35. Tickets on sale'
April, 23, 24, 25, and 26th, final lim
it April 28th, 1906.
- J. W. Denning,
r OUR LINE(C
ling the celebra
is County; we
f the noted Ha)
ive our stock
terms are Iiber
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT
Notice is hereby given that the un
dersigned will, on the twelfth day of
April, 1906, make a final settlement
on the estate of John J. Mayer, de
ceased, and will immediately thereaf
ter apply to the Judge of Probate for
letters dismissory as administrator of
said estate. All parties having claims
against the said estate will,..present
same on or before that date'and all
parties due the said-estate will make
John M. Suber,
What Is It
You're Looking For
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CUT GLASS. COME TO THE
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THE BOOK STORE.
DINNER SETS. AT THE BOOK
PICTURES. THE PRETTIEST
IN TOWN AT THE BOOK STORE.
MIRORS. LOOK AT YOUR
SELF AT THE BOOK STORE.
WITHOUT DOUBT I HAVE THE
LARGEST AND BEST ASSORT
MENT IN NEWBERRY.
I HAVE FOUND THAT THE
ONLY WAY TO GET THE BUSI
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GOODS AT THE RIGHT PRICE.
..AND I THINK -THAT I HAVE
PROVEN THAT TO BE TRUE BY
THE LARGE INCREASE I HAVE
MADE IN MY BUSINESS WITIN
THE PAST YEAE
AND I EXPECT TO INCREASE
IT AS MUCH IN THE NEXT YEAL
IF THERE IS ANYTHING NEW
TO BE HAD YOU WILL ALWAYS
FIND IT AT THE BOOK STORE.
COME AND SEE ME.
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