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The HOA00."k MOM 9 h,ig Wnn
The folk6wing was rex:-t1y
lished in the,News and Courier:
"Click goes the gate-latch apid up
the walk, bordered witU all shrubs
and otlier sweet smelling things, ovbr
topped by tall shade trees and with
vistas If luscidus peach, pear and ap
ple in the near distan,ce, the visitor
wends his. way. Such a tangle' of
roses, violets, japonicag, heliotrope;
all blending into one ,most delicate
perftime, and you have reached the
steps and are- now upon the long,
broad piazza-of the home of Virginia
'Cousin Virginia, where are you?'
and a cheery voice answers:
'I'll be there in a minute.''
And you seat yourself in one of the
many awaiting piazza chairs, con
tent with the outlook, until present
ly the patter of tripping feet gives
note of the coming of the mistress of
A great big, comfortable home, and
such a mite of a mistress, whose dark
hair, eyes and skin, but with a health
fil glow glimmering beneath the last,
attest most surely the French na
tionality of remote ancestry.
''0, you busy little woman I What
are you doing nowv?"
''I am not busy, there is always
plenty of time for everything, come,
let us go in.'' And you follow into
one of the cool-looking rooms.
"Well,'" you say; "were I to come
at 6:30 a. m. I'd find you skiiming
'cream for the breakfast butter;
should I come a little later, you
would be out, seeing about those liens
and chickens; and if I ventured to
wait until about 10 you'd be flying
around to see if the table was au fait
for your liege lord.
'After that mail (and you remem
ber I do always aver that your break
fasts are ne plus ultra,) comes your
avalanche of mail, and yet you say:
'You are not busy.' ''
The above quite aptly describes
Virginia Durant Young, journalist,
author, editor; (she makes one say
''editor,'' (and pioneer woman suf
fragist in' the dear old state of
South Carolina. She is the only wo
man in the state who owns and edits
and manages a newspaper, and does it
well,-The Fairfax Enterprise, which
ean speak for itself.
She is so.. petite that one wonders
what this valorous advocate would do
should she be admitted to the h4stings
and a row should occur, and we will
not be so trea'eherous as to suppose
for -an instant that she might not
''stand upon the order of her going'
should a roach or a mouse be in evi
Any way, she is a bright woman and
quite fin de siecle in many things out
side of her particular hobby, and as
her riding it, she gives it full rein,
Her house of ''seven gables and
steps innumerable, making accommo
dating access to the domain, is of
nondescript architecture, prodlucing *a
Across the hall, from the long par
lor, is thme especial sanctum of Mrs.
Young. Here at the same little table
of many year's acquaintance, she at
tends to her correspondence from
Dant to Beersheba, apparently writing
upon her lap, mostly in the early
hors of the dawn. There are crowds
of hooks and -papers, the pleasures of
which she generously shares with
every one; suggestive pictures and
souvenirs addl to the restful scene.
''1These with the mocking bird's lay
three-fourths of the year, and the lit
of her beautiful cardinal stealing the
open doors all. consp)ire'tO weave the
web of her bright and forceful
Mr's. Young has inherited from na~
ture the greatest blessings of a cheer.
fuli disposition, and she emphasizes
that in her daily life. She says,
'Chant the beauties of . the good.''
Be you ill she has no idea of condol
*ence; she is going to try and lift you
from your ''slough of despond'' into
nu upper stratum of life and light.
She is particularly happy in her re
them inthese days of change -a long
time in .her service.
Some time ago she wvas invited by a
c olored benevoleAt sdeiety to address
-them, anid she improved the occasion
by giving some' very salient points
*along much needed .lines.
She has finite a vein of humor and
alw~ays sees the ridiculous; this added
to Iher vi aeity make her an admirable
*It ,is -not 'generally conceded that
rthe -domestic qualities *gd hand in
had~d with literary tastes, but 'these
Mrs. Young possesses in a gr.eat de
gree and the effete idea of a slip-shod
blue stocking explodes at sight of her'
wellbordered home, and neat attire,
at e litle re6iw'outes as
to acceateddas, but Mly s resh
as the sweet ir and stishiine i* 'hibh
she so niuei Aelights.
..Bii Campbell 9Stt.'
Charleston, S. C.
*HEN "WRITRS FAILED.
San Francisco's Calamity was too
Much for the Word Painters.
As a rule newspaper men aye equal
to 'all the energencies that arise in
their profession. Floods, fire's, ca
lamities, accidents, miurders, unusual
happenings of every .sort are com-.
monly reported by them 'vith as much'
.thoroughnesi and .attention to detail
as the commonplace eveints of every
day life. In fact, a special demand
of this sort it likely to act as an in
spiration. Sleep and -rest and bodily
comfort are forgotten until their as
signments are covered, their task
done; and often the stories they write
of this affair under observation are
far more effective productions in a
literary and descriptive way than
their ordinary work, though they are
written under stress of haste and ex
citement and surrounding turmoil.
In short, the reporters rise to the oc
casion and display their highest pow
ers when emergency calls.
But that there may be circumstanc
es that are overwhelming even to
newspaper men is itidicated by the
fact, that they failed in San Fran
cisco. It is true that press associa
tions did their duty and sent the bare
facts over the wires; this was all
that could be expected. It is also
true that the burned-out newspapers
rallied their forces and ojintly#print
ed a two-page paper next day, but
not then nor yet, has any reporter or
profession writer-and San Francis
co has its share of such men of high
repute-produced anything more than
the most commonplace record of
facts. Even Jack London, a writer
much given to striking word pictures,
failed with the rest. Himself an eye
witness of all the events of the ter
rible days, his story is far from im
Some surprised comment has been
made over this fact that no great 3r
adequate. description of the tremen
dous scenes has yet appeared, but
thei'e is no room for wonder* after all.
Reporters just gone to their beds, af
ter their night's work on the morning
papers, rose to see the great news
paper offices destroyed in a moment;
they saw the fire begin to sweep over
the city and felt the repeated tremb
ling of the. earth; they had their own
dear ones to take to places of safety,
and it was an emergency when per
sonal interests rose above profession
al duty. It was to them, as to others,
'no doubt, as if the end of the world
had come and the common pursuits
of life mattered no more. They were
in and of ::he turmoil and terror and
could not detach themselves from it
to he dispassionate observers and
chornielers.- In the future, perhaps,
their memories will be put into ef
fective pictures, but they missed the
opportunity when the memories wvere
evperienices, and it is not a proper
matter for surprise that this was so.
The powers of earth in those awfff
The powers of earth and air wvere
overwvhelming to man i nthose aw
DOGS BARRED FROM -STABLES.
Are no Longed Considered Good
Companions for Fast Trotters.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Dogs are no longer thle correct
thing as stable companions of horses.,
Some years ago every trotter or pa
cer of prominence, and a good many
of no distinctionl, had a faithful dog
in its stall, and there *vas a sort of
su1perstition among tirainer that a
(dogless horse wvould not amount to
nmcht Real champions always had
Way back in thme dlays of Gold
smith Maid that wonderful mare wvas
accompanied on her~ travels by a
small Scotch terrier, for whlich the
old mare had sonme affection, although
shp wvas jealous of the beast, and
wvhen ''0Old Chri, wvho took care
of the mare and slept in the stall
with her and the dog, made too much
of the terrier, the mare would run
the dog out of the place without cere
mony. And wvhen finally 'the dog dis
appeared for good thme mare did not
seem to miss it.
Cats take naturally to horses, and
most horses like cats., The Godolphin
Arabian founder of the English tho
roughbred family of today, tliat fig
uresR in Eugent Sue's works as thme
nobles animal of his kind, had for
companion a cat that slept on the
stallion 's back and fed from his man
ger'. Bunt in the necessities of modern
pampaigning. cats are too apt ,to be
lost. to make them availaba for hors
oinpAnions 'and few "are s
though now, and then one turns
at a minor' meeting.
At Clevelavijd a onple of summerb
ago one trainer had four tame doves,
that could not be induced to leave
Ilis morses, and that when the stable,
moved from one town to anothor were
always ready to go into their cage
$ome trainers object to having
logs"with the horses. Peter V. John
aton, "who has brought out isome of
he best nags on the harness turf,
;ays no d6gs in his. lie had one
ilong some years ago and it made
Iriends with the.. best horse in the
itring. One day the trotter accident
y stepped on the bog's tail while
noving about the stall, whereat the
mur snapped back and'nearly severed
i hind tendon for the frot'ter, ruin
'g a $10,000 racing proposition in an
John Turner never had a dog along
n all the years lie campaigned trot
ers. Also lie steered clear of black
iorses. Not any sable nags in Turn
'es barn after one year of terrifying
perience. He had always known
hey were bad luck, but that season
t patron bought Black Frank, a trot
er, that looked like the real thing.
Ie went lame before he had been in
he barn a day, and then misfortunes
rollowed one another until finally
ettie, the best trotting race mare of
hat day, lay down and died. Turn
,r is now with the runners, but his
mitipatliy to black horses is still ram
Carolina Summer School.
The Carolina- Summer school un
ler the auspices of the M. E. Cliurt3h,
3outh, for the training of the Sun
lay school workers, will be held at
Yrightsville Beach, near Wilming
on, on June 15-21. Among the fae
ilty appears the name of J. A. B.
3cherer, president of Newberry col
This is a most delightful place to
pend the summer, the bathing being
is good as there is on the Atlantic
.oast and it is within eight miles of
Vilmington, N. C.
The Atlantic. Coast Line will sell
'ound p tickets June 14-15-10,
,ood to return until June 25, at one
Irst class fare plus 25 cents. The
-ate from Newberry is $7.30.
THE CAMPAIGN ITINERARY,
Where and When the Candidates Will
Meet the People Face to Face,
and Praise Themselves .and
Columbia, May 23.-The sub-com
nittee of the State Executive com
miittee tonight adopted and promul
ated the following campaign itiner
iry for the approaching State earn
St. George 's, Tuesday, June 19.
Charleston, Wednesday, June 20.
Walterboro, Thur.sday, June 21.
Beaufort, Friday, June 22.
Hampton, Saturday, June 23.
Barnwell, Monday, June 25.
Bamberg, Tuesday, June 26.
Aiken, Wedniesday, June 27.
Edgefield, Thursday, June 28.
Saluda, Friday, June 29.
Lexington, Sat.urday, June 30.
Columbia, Monday, July 9.
Orangeburg, Tuesday, July 10.
Sumter, Wednesday, July 11.
Manning, Thursday, July 12.
Monek 's Corner, Friday, Ju;ly 13.
Georgetowvn, Saturday, July 14.
Kingst roe, Moitday, July 16.
Florence, Tuesday, July 17.
Marion, Wyednesday, July 18.
Conway, Friday, July 20.
D)arlington, Saturday, July 21.
Bishopvilhe, Tuesday, July 24.
Bennettsville, Wednesday, July 20.
C'hesterfield, Thursday, July 26.
C'amden, Friday, July 27.
Lnneas'iter, Sat urday, July 28.
Chester, Monday, July 30.
Winnshoro, Tuesday, July 31.
Yorkyi lle, Wed nesd ay, August 't.
(Gaffney, Thursday, August 2.
Spartia nburg, Friday, August 3.
Union, Saturday, August 4.
Newvberry, Tuesday, August 7.
Greenwood, Wednesday, August 8.
Abbeville, Thuirsday, August 0.
Anderson, Friday, August 10.
Widhalla, Saturday, August 11.
Pickens, Monday, August 13.
Greenville, Tuesday, August 14.
Laurens, Wednesday, August 15.
The committee thinks this schedule
wvill suit all and will work out all
right. A. K.
.A committee has been appointed by
[he eye specialists of Paris to draw
i1p a letter of congratulations to Duke
Theodore, of Bavaria, brother of Em
peror' Francis Joseph, of Austria, wvho
las just'performned his five thousandth
mecessful operation as an oculist,
*1ly charging a fee when the patient
Bed Room Suits from $
Chairs and Rockers froi
Matting from 20c. to 3f
Rugs from 75 cents to 4
Cooking Stoves and Rai
We carry a full line of
the Wheeler & Wilsor
Mattresses from $2.50
New -Mattrass just put <
Window Shades, Lami
class furniture store.
We have thousands 01
to sell cheap for cash or
Also Organs and Pian
Prof. William Ostwald has resign
ed the professorship of chemistry at
the University of Leipsic as a result
of his displeasure at the lack of sup
port accorded to his chemical re
searches. He will establish a private
laboratory. Dr. Ostwald lectured at
Harvard a few months ago under the
arrang~emni~it.oi the c\chI:tnge of po
fessoi we-weei Amer;can and Ger
mnan uivo:i ties.
Deceml ..ressed alwvy and cheer
ful in manner, John S. Robinson, of
San Virancisco, veteran ot th,e Mex
ican War and formerly a millionaire,
allowed none of his friends to know
for two years that he was living on
his pension of $12 a month and had
no'other resources. But finally he had
to give up the struggle and now he
islying in St. Luke's Hospital, sir
roluded, too late, with every possi
Rev. John Francis Lee, pastor of
the Metropolitan African Methodist
Episcopal Zion Church of Norfolk,
Va., is attracting mntle attention in
the South as a poet, many believing
that he is the coming negro poet of
America, taking up the minstrel harp
dropped by the late Paul Laurence
MI~ason and Dixon's Line, ''the line
of demarcation between hot biscuit
and cold bread,'' was a characteristic
rem,ark once made by Bob Taylor, the
Tenn~essee ex-governor, who has just
won a United States senatorship at
his party's primaries.
The Sohool Board will on June 7,
1h01d annual electioun for following po
One Superintendent; salary $1,000;
Eleven grade teachers for white
schiool, salary $40 per month. One
P rincipal for colored school, salary
$4l0 per month; Four grade teachers
for colored school, salary $25 per
All applications submitted to
F. N. Martin,
Sec. Board Trust.ecs of Newberry
WHY NOT NOWI---Whuile you can
have your teeth e'xamined1 by D)r.
(. R. Harding, whoi( will tell you the
t ruthI about them, and put. t hem in
Lgood conidit ion painlessly. TFake out
all tihe old snags and1 loose teeth and
replace them with new ones. All that
can be saved by filling or crowning
will be retained in the mouth. Nerves
removell without pain. Have your
teeth extracted at. 9 a. m. and go home
with new teeth 'at 4 o'clock p. m. the
Dr. G. R. Harding,
Newberry, S. C. Phone 175.
All parties .arc hereby notified that
the follo~wing farm laborers are hired
to work for me durinig the years 06-07.
Wince Nelson, John Finley, Saul
Johnson, Dandy Jenkins and Fed.
Harris. Any pers~on1 or persons onI
I icing or persuading them in any
manner to violate their contracts will
be prosecuted to the full extent of the
law. - F. J. Harman.
FOR SALE AT,
20.00 to $150.00--Wa
n 50 cents to $16.00.
ic. per yard put down
iges from $8.00 to $E
the very best Sewing
and New Royal.
to $15.00, the Dexter,
n the market by the 1
ps, Clocks, and every
F dollars worth of Furr
' on the installment pl
Frank R. Hunt
Real Estate, St
IF IT IS REAL I
If we haven't got what you v
We have a most desirable li
farming lands in var.ous sectic
tracts, ranging in price from $
For particulars concerning
charge phone, write or call on
FRANK R. HU
Office over Summer Bros.
Special attention to collecti
Capital stock paid in
Surplus . ..
Deposits. . .
We do business on I
We extend every c
with safe and sound t
Four per cent. paid
Of the condition of The Commercial B
close of business May 4th, 1906.
Loans4 & D)iscoutis . .$375,597 6
Demand loans .... ......4,647 5
Overdrafts .. .. ........3,912 f.
Furniture & Fixtures . . . . 3,051 9
Due from Banks & Bankers 44,774 8
Currency .... .... ....8,759'O0
Gold .. ..'.........2,400 0
Silver, niekles, pennies .. 954 6
Cheeks & cash items .. .. 4,004 4
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
Personally appeared before me J. 3
Bank, who swears that the above stat
edge and belief.
Sworn to before me this 4th day of
We. S. Moer.
W. . u-t.
Llnut, Mahogany& Oak.
in your room.
Machines, among these
Royal & Rex, and the
iouthern Cotton Oil Co.
thing else kept in a first
ilture that we are going
er & Company.
ocks and Bonds
ESTATE. SEE US.
vant we can get it for you.
st of city property. Also good
ns of the State in large or smal.
5.00 to $75.00 per acre.
iny property that we have in
3n of rents.
Insnrance. Security Bonds.
r AVINP BANK.
-ry, S. C.
. . $ 50,000.00
. . 25,000.00
. . . 235,000.00
on deposits in Savings.
Fire Proof Vault.
J. E. NORWO0OD,
ank, located at New berry, S. C , at the
9 Capital Stock paid in . . $50,000 00
6 Unidivided profils, less enr
R rent expenses & taxes
3 pid-- -.. .... ..43,335 75
Due to Banks & Bankers - 1,874 78
Due unpaid dividends .. .. 675 00
InLfdividualfl deposits subject
0 to ecck --.. ........252,217 34
i Notes and bills rediscountedi
0 .. .... .... .......100,000 0G
7 $448,102 87.
.McFall, Cashier of the above named
ement is correct to the best of his know!
J. Y. McFALL, Cashier.
J H N CnGGAS ana . ,. .r