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IS COLUMBIA INDIFFERENT?
Commissioner Caughman Explains
Why the Board Hesitates-Does
Columbia Really Want Morn
The following is from the Columbia
Evening Record of last Thursday.
The Herald and News stated last
Friday that the change of schedule
was held up for the present at least.
Of course the apathy and indiffer
ence of businessmen of Columbia is a
little queer. We shall yet get the
change even if it is held up tempora
That the proposed change of sched
ule has not been put into effect on the
C. and G. line of the Southern, look
inz to an afternoon train out of Co
lumbia to the up-country so as to
give people living along the line op
portunity to come to Columbia in the
morning and get back the same day,
is due in a measure to apathy on the
part of Columbia. The chamber of
commerce has so far taken no action,
which causes the commission to won
der whether Columbia is so anxious
for the change.
At the recent conference before the
commission, at which Superintendent
Williams, Assist. Gen. Pass. Agent
Brooks Morgan and Div. Pass. Agt.
R. W. Hunt were present, the railroad
people agreed to recommend the
change, and members of the commis
sion were told in Washington recent
ly by Passenger Traffic . Manager
Hardwick that he "would figure on
the. change if the commission was
sure it desired it." Mr. Hardwick
was told that the commission was in
no way hesitant.
'But, to' l perfectly frank, we
don't like to .be rash about this mat
ter." said Commissioner Caughman
today. "We feel a bit dubious about
ordering the change so long as there
is doubt about it being desired. Co
lumbia, the principal town interested,
has not asked for the change. We
have heard nothing from the chamber
of commerce. And Greenville is man
ifesting little interest, and Green
wood and Abbeville are openly op
posing. or appear to be. From Chap
pells down this way the sentimenti s
unanimous. However, when Mr.
- Wharton comes in tomorrow to make
up a majority of the board, a letter
will be sent to Messrs. Williams,
Hunt and Morgan asking them why
the. change has not been made.''
Still Another Chance Neglected.
Postmaster Ensor says that he has
full authority now to send mail up the
C. N. & L. road as far as Laurens on
that company's train, leaving here at
.5 p. in., and that the delay is eaused
by the railroad people having no mail
car to handle the business.
President Childs, of the road, said
today that the delay is not altogether
due to the lack of a car, but is' part
ly due to the~ fact that he has not yet
received the final order from the gov
ernment. He says he is having a car
fitted up for this service, but that
scarcity of material is responsible for
the fact that it has not been gotten
At the recent directors meeting of
.the chamber of commerce the presi
dent was authorized to appoint a com
mittee to look into the needs of the
city. along this line. But nothing
- further has been heard from this
Action Now Important.
It is a richstrading section Colum
bia is neglecting in that direction at
-a time it has an opportunty of seiz
*ng an advantage. And apathy now
may also spoil the opportunity Co
1.ungbia has in another direction. A
conferenee is to be held at Marioir
next Thursslay regarding the proposi
tion to putting on a morning train
into Columbia from the Pee Dee sec
tion. Columbia is growing rapidly
and the need for mail facilities on the
afternoon train leaving here at 3:10
for Charlotte and on the 5 p. m. train
for Augusta- is becoming daily more
To Appoint Committee Tomorrow.
Presidlent Clark said today that he
had not yet appointed a committee to
look into mail facilities, but would do
so tomorrow. He is waiting for sug
gestions regarding the personnel of
the committee from Secretary Clark,
who has been very busy for the past
two days with the Shriners.
Why Bill Diamond is Bald.
* In the office of the Garden Hotel,
New Haven, Connecticut, one day
recently, a drummer who was blessed
with a good head of hair said to Bill
Diamond, the well known night clerk,
who is very bald: ''Say, Bill, what
makes you so bald-headed?"'
Bill, who is noted for his quick wit,
replied: ''Well, you see, in these
strenuous times the head is no place
for hair; it is the place for new ideas.
That's the reason I have no hair.''
Promptly sat 7:45 last Thursday
night, Mr. A. J. S. Langford gave in
marriage his daughter, Clara to
Robert Herman Wright.
The bride was gowned in white
messeline built over taffeta with a
real lace yoke. The skirt was panel
led with hand made roses. Her veil
was crowned with a wreath of natur
al oragne blossoms. Her only orna
ment was a diamond and pearl cres
cent, a gift of the groom. The church
was beautifully decorated. The ef
fect of the white and gren was made
more pronounced by the brilliancy of
many electric lights and candles.
While Mrs. J. W. Haltiwanger
played a very appropriate selection
on the organ, the usshers, Messrs,
Fellers, Walace, Gilder and John
stone followed by the bridesmaids,
Misses Houseal, Griffin, Peal Lang
ford, Schumpert and Holloway and
the bride's sister, Miss Langford as
maid of honor and the groomsmen,
Messrs. Eskridge, Renwick, McFall,
Mays, Haskell Wright and Mr. Z. F.
Wright, the brother of the groom as
the best man. The bride entered
with her father and was met by the
groom and his best man at the chan
cel where they were betrothed with
the ring service.
Immediately after the ceremony an
elaborate reception was given, them
at the home of the bride's parents.
The color scheme thpoughout the
house was white and gre'n. Especial
ly iloticeable were the elaborate dec
orations in the dining room. The
bride's table was a work of art.
Ropes of tulle were suspended from
the chandelier to each corner of the
table. In the center of the table was
an embankment of bride's roses and
natural orange blossoms. Candles in
profeusion added greatly to the bril
liancv of the table.
In the cuting of the bride's' cake,
Mr. Mayes found the dime, Mr.
Wright the ring, Miss Griffin the
thimble, and the maid of honor; the
three cent piece.
-The presents were numerous and
costlv. Amid a -shower of rice the
bride and groom left at midnight for
the home of the groom.
Forced to Vacate Building.
Copeland Bros. the popular dry
goods and clothing merchants must
vacate at an early date the building
they now ocoupy. They will tomorrow
ininaugurate a monster sale. In
speaking 6f the sale a member-of the
''We had no idea that we would
loose our recent law suit and 'would
have to vacate this building . We
were so confident we would win the
suit that we not only had,snot look
ed for other quarters but bought an
immense stock of goods for this sea
son. It is certainly a case of hard
luck that right in the height of the
season we must vacate and not a
building in the city to hold over half
of our stock. There was only one
thing that we could do and that is to
throw our stock on the market at a
sacrifice and stand the loss. We
have ^engaged the services of H. L.
ilmore & Co., of New York, expert
sale conductors, who have conducted
the largest sales ever conducted in
his country to conduct our sale as
e are determined to* c lose out the
>iggest part of the stock in this sale.''
Mr. Gilmore has the following to
ay: ''Copeland Bros. have brought
s here to conduct their Forced Sale.
t is too bad they could not hold the
milding until the season was over. It
~ertainly means a big loss to the firm.
We will conduct this sale on the same
ines we conduct sales in the -larger
itiess We have conducted sales in
tmosik every eity in* this state. We
ave been in this business nearly 19
ears and our experience has taught
is that you can turn merchandise into
~ash if you put on the right price,
ou can say to your readers that they
vill witness the. biggest mercantile
vent that has ever occured since
fewberry was a baby. We will be
i little crowded for room at first as
he stock is immense, but will try
md have 50 to 75 clerks on the floor
bo wait on the public.''
They hayve a very large stock and
or several days an extra force of
lerks has been at work arranging
he stock and marking the goods.
I want at once an efperienced
lothing and Shoe salesman. Apply
n perston or by letter.
,A. C. Jones.
Newberry, S. C., April 11, 1906.
OR SALE-Eggs for hatching.
Barred Plymoutr 'Rock and Brown
eghorn. $1.00 for thirteen. Buff
)ppington $2.00 for thirteen.
J. H. Hunter,
Newberryv . C.
Special Invitation Extended Their
Citizens to be Present on James
Norfolk. Va.. April 16.--On the
13th day of May. 1s)07. on the waters
of Hampton Roads and on its shores
in Norfolk county, the three hun
dredth anniversary of the first per
manent settlement of English-speak
ing people in America will be memo
rialized by the Jamestown Exposition.
This date will be Jamestown Day.
There were Spanish settlers in Amer
ica before Jamestown, and the French
had established some villages along
the Canadian coast, but the palisades
on Powhatan's river which were nam
ed after the reigning monarch of Eng
land formed the first village,,in the
western world where English was spo
The descendants of the original set
tlers are scattered throughout the
Recently when the Daughters of
the- American Revolution visited
Jamestown Island, it was found that
not less thAn fifteen visiting members
of the society traced their ancestry
directly to some inhabitant of James
The Exposition management have
discovered many Jamestowners and
have invited them to participate in
the celebration on the 13th day of
Recently it has been suggested that
inhabitants of other Jamestowns and
descendants of past inhabitants
should be included in the general in
vitation, and ramifying this thought.
take in the people of all the cities
named after James the First.
The Postal Guide of the United
States gives Jamestowns in the fol
lowing states: Alabama. Arkansas,
California, Colorado, Georgia, Illi
nois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Ken
tucky, Louisiana, Michigan. Missouri,
New York, North Carolina, North Da
kota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Is
land, Tennessee and Wisconsin, be
sides Virginia's settlement.
Three of these Jamestowns are
county seats: one the capital of Rus
sell county, Kentucky; another of
Stutsman county, North Dakota; and
the third of Fentress county, Tennes
Jamestown, New York, is the larg
est of the coterie with a population of
about 23,000; Virginia is the smallest,
having only ten inhabitants.
There are seven postoffices called
James, three Jamesburgs, one James
City, one James Creek, one James Is
land, two Jamesports, one James Riv
pr, one James' Store, five Jamesvilles.
Both of .the Jamesports are fairly
sizeable places and three of the
Jamesvilles have money order s.tations
and are pjaces of considerable conse-.
Twenty-five states have within their
borders one or more towns named
after James the First, who, if he could
return to earth, would probably per-'
petrate some wonderful epigram on
the subject, since while living he was
known as ''the wisest fool in Christ
OPPOSITION WILL ORGANIZE.
Preparing F'dr Campaign Against.
Dispensary-Meeting~ Held In
Columbia Last Week.
The follown is from the State of
''A meeting' of opponents of the
state dispensary system was held here
tonight, at which it was decided to
inaugurate a campaign- against the
ystem, and to see to it that a fight
s made in every county.''
The above statement was given to
he press last night by Rev. L. J.
Bristow, of Greenwood, at the conclu
sion of a conference which had lasted
or several hoprs. It is apparent from
he statement that more will be heard
rom the meeting later, and that the
urpose is to organize for a fight
gainst the dispensary all along the
While Mr. Bristow is ,well knowni
s a prohibitionist, there were a num
er pres,ent who are not prohibition
ists but several of them have been
dentified with the fights against the
ispensary in the various counties
uder the Brice law. The author of
hat law, Senator J. S. Brice, of York,
was present and among the others
ere: 'Rev. D. W. Hiott, who led the
fight in Piekens; Mr. D. R. Coker of
Eartsville, who was prominent in the
Darlingtoni election against the dis
pensary; Senator W. L. Mauldin and
r. Joseph A. McCullough of Green
ville; Mr. J. C. Otts of Cherokee and
[r. J. W. Hamel of Lancaster. mem
bers of the house and others.
Haven 't you noticed that the man
ho tells you how you can make a
fortune in a short time is seldom able
o show a bank balance of more than
DEOREASE DISPENSARY SALES
Falling Off of Only One-Fifth in 3
Months One-Third of State "Dry"
A Surprisingly Small 'De
crease in Sales.
Fi.rnes wvhich mm('4untnissioner Ta
tun has just seciireid fron the boiks
(f the state dispensary institute anI
interestin,x comparison between the
volume of business for the first three
months of the new year with four
teen counties that for the first three
mounths of last year, when the old
board of directors had things going
wide open. The figures are of the
sales to dispensary, the invoice price
-not the prices to the consumer.
which are considerably higher. They
show a falling off for the new year
of $136.322. which is- surprisingly
small. A third of the state has voted
the dispensaries out, but the falling
off in business amounts to less than
a fifth. and Mr. Tatum says that the
sales this vear would have been $500,
000 he-.vier had the stock not been
short in a nurxber of important par
ticulars the first part of the year
before the new board took charge.
The sales for January. February
and March of last year amonuted to
$712,784.91. as against $575,962.51
for the same time this year. Here
is a comparison by months for the
January. 1905. 1906.
Whiskey .$227,563.18 $197.469.30
Beer. . . 15,576.10 13.567.64
Whiskey. $220,393.66 $175,227.91
Beer 7,755.80 15,612.21
Whiskey, . $220.196.05 $152.945.65
Beer 21,300.12 19.139130
Commissioner Tatum has issued an
order of far-reaching importance to
the inspectors under him. which .is
designed to give a thorough checking
up of dispensers each time an inspee
tor comes around, and in a short time
Mr. Tatum expects to get a system go
inz whereby these ins'pections will oe
ur regularly with each dispenser in
the state once a month. Mr. Tatum
realizes that an inspector is an audi
tor, and he is now requiring such a
hecking up as will put the inspector
in position to swear to every item in
iis report and to report as a whole.
NTot only must the entire stock be
hecked over, but the bank books as
''At one time,'' said an ex-inspee
tr.today, 'inspectors had a habit in
a number of places of leisurely strol
ing into a dispensary and having the
ispenser copy his last stock sheet
for a report of inspection. Twice as
uch time is required to check' up
a dispensary now.''
From what has been published in a
nmber of papers recently the impres
;in has gone out that the inspection
force has been increased. Such is
ot the case. Two 'new inspectors have
e'n added in the persons 1of P. B.
alison, of Greenwood, and William
amar, of Columbia, but Inspector
X. J. McCartha 's resignation took
ffect the first of this month and that
f A. H. Dean takes effect the first1
f next month. In other words the
first of May will find the same in
~petion force of four, Messrs. R. W.
fihols, of Laurens, and M..,W. Floyd,
f. Spartanburg, being the other two
nembers of the force. As a matter of
act. the force has been reduced since
Last year. J. L. Thorp, who last year 1
~erved as -an inspector, has ,this year
een transferred to. the bodkkeeping I
epartment. And there are three less
nen in the clerical department this2
ear were serving there the same time
, Utopia Dots.
Mrs. Fannie Major, of Leesville, is
~isiting friends and relatives in the
Mr. W. I. Herbert attended the
Btate Sunday School convention in
elzer last week. -
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Schumpert ~
;pent Sunday in Saluda.
The congregation at New Chapel
has purchased a lot of new hymn
ooks for use in the services.
Measles are again appearing. All
f Mr. J. R. Perdew 's family have
ad them. The latest case is at Mr.
. L. Ham's.
The Utopia school will close May 4.
Messrs. H. C. Lake and H. L.
'hrailkill spen.t a few days in Saluida
There 's no virtue in homeopathict
'el'ion when it takes the form of
~ivig~ two cents for the salvation ofC
When a woman doesn 't mind tobac
~o smoke in the house it is a sign she
sm t tellino. the truth.
Notice to Democratic Clubs.
By order of the state democratic
committee. at a meeting held on
April 5. 1906. a convention iof the
<Ienlleratcic )artv of South Carolina is
called t) take lace oi May 16. 1906.
i ;lV(,Irld; II e with Ill he )r \'Isitlls of'
t;"e of ititutii of the InartV.
Tie presidents of the sevelal dent
(;cratie clubs of Newberry county are
directed to assenl)le their clubs on
Saturday. April 2S. 1906. for the pur
pose of electing delegates to the coun
tv convention. which will assemble
May 7. 1906. for the purpose of elec
ting delegates to the state convention.
All clubs should meet, reorganize and
elect delegates on April 2Sth, as
above directed, in order to be entitled
to representation in the county con
vention. and in order to be represent
ed by voting precincts in the coming
.S. . Cunningham.
B. B. Leitzsey. Secretary.
Newberry. S. C.. April 12. 1906.
Col. H. T. Thompson Will Not Make
Cul. Henry T. Thompson has an
nounced that he would not be in the
race for adjutant general to succeed
Gen. John D. Frost, who will also re
tire from politics. Col. Thompson has.
decided to devote his entire time to
his insurance business. He is a thor
ough military man with a splendid re-'
cOrd and there is regret expressed
that ie cannot enter the race. Col.
Thompson was commander of the see
ond regiment that went from this
state to Cuba. His retirement from
tthe race leaves the field to Col. J. C.
Boyd, Lieut.' Col. Lewis W. Haskell,
Major Charles Newman and former
Assistant Adjutant General AW.'
Mr. Malone Explains About Piano.
Ref.erring to Mr. Lyon's letter the
State of last Tuesday, says:
"'Mr. M. A. Malone, from whom
Senator Tillman said in his interview
published in the State yesterday that
he purchased the piano alluded to in
Mr. Lyon's letter, was seen yester
day by a representative of this paper
and asked if he could recall the sale~
of the instrument, the amount paid,
the person who bought it-and the
time of the sale. Mr. Malone had
read the article and unihesitatingly
stated that he sold the piano to Sen
ator Tillman for $325 and that the
sale was made in 1891, previous to
the establishment of the dispensary.
Mr. Malone said that he recalled the
sale because it was soort after Sena
tor Tillman, then governor, went into
fice and he had not long moved to
this city to occupy the executive man
sion. Furthermore, thie amount paid
for the piano was a special concession
ade because, as Mr. Malone stated,
e thought the sale would enable him
o dispose of other pianos.1
"Yes, sir,'' said Mr. Malone, "it
was a fair and square deal and there
was no question of graft. Immediate
y after moving into the mansion Gov.
rillman, with Mrs. Tillman, came to
iy store and looked at the pianos.
rhey rented one for the purpose of ~
keeping it until they had tried it. ~
"This instrument they decided to
my and it was the one for which he
~aid me th.e amount stated. He never I
ought any other piano from me.''"
Glad Tidings From A Friend. ?
We were delighted on Saturday to I
eeive a note from our y;oung friend, s
. L. Kinard, who is now in Silver 3
iity, New Mexico, and 'who has about. E
egained his health which news will t
e gladly received by his numerous
'riends here. He may spend several~
onths more in the wild and wooly
Vest,, going from place to place, and f
the near future he hopes to again
ake up his abode in old Lexington
Mr. 'Kinard has many friends in
fewberry, where he was at college for
everal years, who will be glad to
earn that his health is improving.
A meeting of the stockholders of
he Little Mountain Oil Mill & Fer
ilizer Company will be held Tuesday,
fay 15, 1906, at 2 o'clock p. in., forC
he purpose of considering a resolu
ion by the Board of Directors to sell (
.000 shares at $10.00 each prefer
ed stock of Little Mountain Oil Mill C
a Fertilizer Company. The aggre
ate amount to be sold $10,000.00.
aid stock to have a preference over
1l other original stock of 8 per cent,
ith equal ratio of liabilities. Or to
ell $10,000.00 worth of bonds bear
ng 7 per cent interest, payable as the
tockholders may designate. The
tockholders will' decide between the
wo propositions. These propositions
ill be left to the stockholders to ae
ept or reject.
J. B. Derrick,
F. C. Epting, Jr., Pres.
Sec. & Treas.I
(Signed), April 10, 1906.
FOR RENT-Attractive and desir
able residetnce on Calhoun street,
S. I. Aull.
Jalapa. S. C.
LOST or STRAYED-White and
black spotted pointer puppy about
,)ne year old. Reward if returned to
FOR SALE-Half acre land with new
storehouse on it 20 x 50 feet, in
business portion of place. Price
750.00. B. M. Havird.
Silver Street, S. C.
SHAW'S Pure Malt clears the cob
webs from the brain-gives vigor
to old age. For sale at
[F From opening time until closing
time and all the time, you want
good time then have your watch
ind clock cleaned and repaired by
W. B. Rikard, Jeweler,
at The Herald and News Office.
WELLS-I have purchased a well
boring machine and Am prepared
to do satisfactory work or no pay.
Any in need of wells should consult or
write me at Newberry.
G. P. Hill.
WANTED-Mannager for Branch
office we wish to locate here'in
Tewberry Court House. Address, with
The'Morris Wholesale House,
A meeting of the stockholders of
the Newberry Warehouse Company
will be held in their office over Sum
ner Bros. store on April 19th, 1906,
it 11 a. m.
C. E. Summer,
WANTED-Lady or gentleman of
fair education to travel for firm of
250,000 capital. Salary $1,072 per
year, pagyable weekly. Expenses ad
Geo. G. Clows,
Newberry, S. C.
Too Much For the Postma.ster.
In the little village of G-. ,on the
outh Shore, a postofficee was estab
ished some twenty years ago. The
>ostmaster appointed was old Capt.
'Bill'' Thomas, whose qualifications
~or the position were a credited
snowledge of the three R 's and his
wnrship, of the local store. He
was very proud of his new position,
>ut felt the responsibilities keenly.
A summer resident one day having
>eeasion to send a pbstal cayd writ
en in French to a friend in Paris
as surprised to see the postmaster
ake it and, adjusting his spectacles,
ttempted to read it. Being uniable
o do so, he turned rather sharply to
he sender and asked if the postal
ias ''all right.''
The gentleman rather indignantly
eplied: ''Why! What do you
''Well, you'see,'' said the captain,
'I ain't able to read it very well,
eing written in some foreign tongue
o I'll have to take your word for it.
~ou see, I 'm accountable to Uncle
~am for everything that goes through
Every man thinks he helps a lot
iore than others help him.
Juality and 'Stock~
:onsidered and have
>y far the chea pes t line
>f side Combs in New
>erry. I am sure that
rou will find it to your
nterest to- see my
Also have a beauti
ul stock of Persian'
Wayes' Book Storer