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VOL XLIII. Nom.NEWBERRy, S. . T UESDAY. DECEMBER 11. 1906. TWIOB A WEEK.-$1.50 A YEAR
TO BuWLD TROLIIES.
Mr. immes Representing the Soutb
0a Olina Public Service Corpora
Ion to Visit Newberry
The He 'ald and News has several
times spok 'n of the proposed build.
ing of troll lines through the Piet
mont and in this connection of th(
South Carolin Public Service Cor
poration, of New -ork City, who seen
to have this matter under considern
tion. Their plans according to theli
maps and surveys cover this sectioi
with a network of trollies, which, ij
biult, would annihilate distance be
tween the towns and cities of thi
Mr. C. R. Van Etten has had som:
correspondence with Mr. A. C. Jones
as chairman of the Trahsportatioi
Committee of the Chamber of Com
Only last week notice of applica
tion for charter was published in ou:
local cotemporary, and Mar. Jones re
ceived a letter dated Orangebtrg fror
Mr. Van Etten stating that Mr. J. J
Timmes, who represents the financia
end of the South Carolina Public Ser
vice Corporation, would visit Newber
ry next week and would like to miee
the represenatives of the conmercia
interests of the city with a view to ex
tending a trofly line from Charlestor
Arrangements will be made by'th:
Chamber of Commerce to hive tI
proper committee meet Mr. Timmei
and give him such information a
may be valuable to him in the mattei
of indgcements to have this line tonel
There can be little doubt that in thi
near future there will be a networl
of trollies throughout this state, an
when they do come, it will be worth
great deal in the development of on
rural communities as well as in th
building up of the cities and towns.
We trust that Mr. Timmes will no
disappoint us and that the proper re
ception will be given him. .
Mr. Jones sent the following tele
gram on Saturday in response to t01
letter which lie.received:
December 8, 1906.
Mr. C. R. Van Etten,
Orangeburg, S. C.
Letter received. We shall be gla
to meet Mr. Timmes and yourself. A&
vise us what day you will reach New
A. C. Jones,
Chairman Committee on Transporta
tion, Chamber of Commerce.
News from Excelsior.
Excelsior, December 10.-Mis
Maggie Stone has returned home.
The weather continues delightfu
and our farmers -are about througl
work and getting ready for Christmas
Miss Janie Kinard has been spend
ing several days in Leesville and Sa
The farmers association will 1iok
the~ir regular meeting next Saturda:
afternoon at 2 o 'clock.
Thme public roads are in good condi
Mr. D. B. Cook is improving the ap
pearance of his yard paling.
Mr. Ira Nates, of Columbia, ha
been on a few days' visit home.
IMrs. William Werts, of Mountvillc
visited in this section last week.,
Mr. Ira B. Schlumport and famii;
have moved back to their home ii
Mrs. Berry Hartman aund childrei
have been on a visit to relatives ii
Grain is looking nicely in this see
Mr. A. B. Piester who lives on the
Dr. J. B. Simpson place in Bachmmas
Chapel section got his cotton houis
burned down on Wednesday evenin;
about sundown. The house contAines
about forty bushels cotton seed, on<
load of corn, six or eight bushels o
seed oats, plow stocks, hoes, two good
Mr. Piester informs us that his losi
is aboi't $35 and he 'has no idea as t<
the- cause of .the fire.' The buildinj
stood near tile road, was an old on;
but a good one.
Never judge a girl's beauty, by he'
GOOD SdAEDULES PROPOSED.
A Change on the Southern Which Is 01
What Newberry Wants-Let it
The foll6wing is taken from the
Greenville Daily News and gives fur- th
ther information as to the proposed is
change of schedule about which we ol<
have written elsewhere. This is the in
schedule which will suit the patrons m
of the Columbia and Greenville road Oil
in this section. It is- what we have
been wanting for a long time, and it vc
is what we went to the meeting at Bel- gc
ton to ask for, but came away asking so
for an extra train to be put on. If the st
Southern will try this schedule 'for a bc
itime, we believe that it will be more. pt
satisfactory to all of the patrons than I
the present one and we are satisfied to
that Capt. Anderson, of the Blue w,
Ridge, can very easily arrange a sche- ge
'dule which will be pleasing and ae- er
ceptable to the people of Anderson gi
and the Daily Mail. Please note that ii
Capt. Andelson says the travel to his fi
road from below Belton does not si
aiount to much and therefore the h
Southern's schedules should not be w
controlled by the Blue Ridge. u1
It was rtimored in this city yester-- ti
day that a change of schedules would aa
be nade on the Columbia and Green- p
ville division of-the Southern Railway al
on December 16. The officers for that o
division are in Columbia, and the cor. al
respoident of The Greenville News in ol
Columbia -last night said that on in- c
quiry at the division ofAices, no infor
mation could be gotten about the pro, tt
posed trains. Superintendent Wil- ff
liams has not returned to Columbia b<
from President Spencer's funeral, and a,
his chief clerk said last night that p,
while there had been no definite ar- h<
rangements or schedules made for a r(
change, it was probable that some o
change would be made. P4
The correspondent of The Greett- H
ville Neivs at Anderson in a special 'c
last night said: p
Capt. J. R. Anderson, superintend- st
ent of the Blue Ridge road, has re- aQ
ceived from Mr. J. N. Scale, master til
of transportation of the Southern, the to
outline of a new schedule which it is G
proposed to put into effect oil Decem
her 16, if it proves satisfactory to all
the interests that will be effected.
By the proposed schedule the train a
nlow leaving Greenville at 9.40 a n,.
will leave at 7 a. in., gets to Columbia he
about 12 noon, leave Columbia about T
4 p. m., arrive Greenville about 10 p. w
The morning section of the ''Merry- d
1o-Round'' between Greenville and
Anderson will leave Greenville at 9.40 t]
a. in., run to Beltoil and double back
into Greenville, leave Greenville i ei
the afternoon on the present schedule, 01
run to Grenwood and double back to bl
Greenville, leaving Greenwood about
4 o'clock. The schedules of trains 15 hi
and 16 will not be affected. b
This schedule, if it goes into effect, st
will require the Blue Ridge road to t
put on an extra train equipment and
two newv train~erewvs if all the cornnee- t
tions are made at Belton. There will.
be a passenger train almost every i
hour between Anderson and Belton ki
and between Greenwvood and Green- tl
Capt. Anderson is up inl the air con
eernling the proposed chlange. He
does not see how he can arrange to
make - all the connections at Belton W
and at the same time take care of the je
trains from WValhalla into Anderson.
The travel from Walhalla, Seneca, ~
Pendleton and Clemson College to An- wv
derson is very heavy at all seasons of mn
the year and thlis travel Capt. Ander- ti
- sonl snys, must be takeli care of at all
hazards. The travel to Columbia from 1b4
a tile Blue Ride road will never ll
1 amonnt to muelf, and Capt. Anderson m
a does not think it will ever amount to er
a great deal 0on thle (. & G. road abiove it
I Greenwood. ' hi
3 There is aniothier prob)lem confront- ma
inlg thle Blue Ridge omeinas. Tile v<
I Southern hlas recently put on a new r't
trainl between Toccoa and Charlotte,
i and( ill soon put on another train of
b ietween Atlanta and Washington. ec
SThis means nlew connlections that have st
to be made at Seneca. Capt. Ander- C
son cannot rearrange is schedcules uIn- w
til be gets the figures as to the arrIv..
al of thle new trains at Senecn. He
has wired for these figures, and asT
soon as he gets th-em he can begin~
figrurineg on the new schedles.
TH HAMPTON UNVEILING.
1 Yeteran Thinks "Our Sons"
Orowded the Old Oonfederate to
The following communication,
Cugh some time after the unveiling,
still apropoA, It is written by an
I veteran, who attended the unveil
g and-who:gives expression to what
>st of them feel who were present
On the morning of the 20th of go
Inber the C N. & L. train landed a.
odly number of the old veterann,
ns and daughters, at Gervias street
ation, 11 a. m. Naturally every
dy went to the state house. Th#Y
trade did not start until 12.30 p. m.
had decided that I would not go in
the parade, but was afraid that I
uld be crowded out, so I had better
t in the procession, that the old vet
ans being guests of honor, would be
ven a place of honor near up to
1o monument. With this thought
xed on my mind. I went into the
ate house, where Ithe (daughters
Ad dinner spread for the veterans. I
is told to help myself, was waited
)on. After helping myself to all
at. I wainted, I felt like I was a hero
Id that it was our dity to go in the
'ocessionl and all of us who were able
id some not able, some of us leaning
i walking sticks, some with crutches,
I so eager to show our love for the
d chieftain, whose memory we had
me to commemorate.
We, who had followed hin through
e storm of battle; some of us had
lIen all torn by shot and shell,
orne from the battle field, leavin*
arm or leg, maimed for life, but
oud that we were alive to do
image. We, who in '76 put on the
d shirt, and followed Hampton to
ir state capitol, turned the usur
rs out and placed our Immortal
ampton in the governor's chair. You
n1 imagine how our hearts beat with
ride as we followed our sons down the
reets of Columbia, just as proud
we were when we marched along
is same street in 1861, keeping step
the tune of ''Dixie'' and ''Th'
ri I Left Behind Me.''
As the old soldiers neared the state
imse, we were marched right oblique
'ound and brought up on the other
de about seventy-five or one hun
ed yards from the monument, and
ft there. Our sons had deserted us.
iere we stood, we could not and we
tuld not believe for some time that.
ir sons would treat us so, but they
d. I do not know why we were
eated so, I do not know whether the
aus miscarried or not. I am incin
t to believe different, for there were
lough soldiers there, already
'ganized with their arms in their
inds to have formed a cordon around
e monument and kept the crowd
ick and given the old veterans any
ace they* chose. - Under the circum
ances I am constrained to believe
at the veterans were neglected by
e committee on arrangements.
Our sons have deserted us, David
still alive, but Absolom is declared
ng- and now sits upon David's~
i.one. Like old David, we beg the
wrld to deal gently with the young
I thought as I looked at the monu
ent that if Hampton were there, lhe
auld have asked to let the old sold
rs come nearer.
I say, our sons, T think that right.
hen we look over the names of those
bo went in wvith HIamp)ton and the
mnes of those now in control, I find
ey arc sonis of thio'e men.
If, instead of the monument, it hiad
~en Hampton there, and( he would
tre looked over there and seen the
en, who had immortalized him,
(wded out and mnade to stand back.
at instead of sitting there the hero,
wouild have dlismnounted and gone
dtaken his place among the old
~teranus, his soldiers and his com
The whole proceeding remindled me
ai song the 01ol)rivates used1 to sing,
lied, ''The Offeers of Dixie.'' 1In
end of Dixie I will substitute South
irolina, and instead of privates, we
ill says veterans.
''The officers of South Carolina
ie glories share, the honors wear
Throughout old South Carolina.
OPOSBED POOL AND BILLIARDS.
Mr. A. 0. Jones Writes President
Chamber of Commerce-Why Not
Have Some Amusement
And Work Also.
Mr. A. C. Jones, wiho is chairmat
of the committee on Transportation
of the Chamber of Commerce, and
who has taken an active part in that
organization, is opposed to having
billiards and pool in the rooms of this
organization and to place upon recort
his opposition to them, has addressed
the following letter to Mr. Z. F.
Wright, president of the Chamber of
Newvberry, S. C., Dec. 8, 1906.
Mr. Z. F. Wright, President
Chamber of Commerce,
Newberry, 1. C.
My dear sir:
As the Chahmber of Commerce is
managed and directed almost entirely
by its officers and Board of Gover
nors, the individual or private mem
ber has practically no voice in it. For
this reason I have hesitated to say
much about it, but in justice to my
self, I feel that I should say that I
do not approve of the billiards and
pool, which you have in the rooms. As
p membcer of my church I have not re
garded it consistent to joiln ally or
ganization that had anything oimeet-.
ed with it that I did not approve of.
Billiards and pool is the world's way
of taking men from the work of the
church and keeping young men from
joining the church, and I was sur
prised when the matter of the redue
tion of the admission fee was under
discussion, that some of our membere,
who are supposed to be active mem
bers of their churches, should urge
these things as a reason why the fee
should be reduced to induce the
young men of the city to join us.
Billiards and pool are not part of
flh work for. which the Chamber of
Commerce was organized, and the
money used in this way could be used
to a better advantage in promoting
the business interests of Newberry.
They might be made a feature of a
Commercial Club, but tliat feature
wonld keep me 'nt of it.
A. C. Jones.
T1he lerald ma:1 Nm.; 'n s-ee no
serious (0) (jection to oC)O1l an1d billiards.
In fact they are inno'cent amusements
andl help to divert the mind of the
busy business manl anld to give it a
rest from the cares of life; at the
same time they should not. he the p: *
cipal feature of the organization.
There are many things that this or
ganizatioii can do for the advance
ment of our city and among these Is
to advertise the city. In fact, when
ever anything is done, they s1ould be
anxious to publishi it in the newspa
pers that are publislied here, and the
newspapers would always be glad to
secure anything of that kind which
conltainls an item of news.
The Chamber of Commerce should
pa~y a secretary a sufficient salary so
that lhe might secure a part of the time
of a stenographler 0and typewriter and
thus keep before the public tihe ad
vancement of this community and if
there were such compensation a man01
fitted for that work would b)e easily
secured anid by dividing the salary,
which lie would receive, wvith his steno
graphler, the services of such a
person could also be secured and( the
two cou'ld assist the president and( the
board of governors and tihe commit
tees in their wvork, and thins exploIt
lhe many advantages of Newberry.
We are entirely too modest. We do
not even claim what we have.
Pulaski Lodge I. 0. 0. F.
Expects every membher pre'sent Fri
dafy evening at 8 o'clock. 4 (jualrter
duies arie now payab8lle. C all on J1. P.
Cook, financial secretary, and get
Many3 an otherwise honest young
man dloesn 't hesitate to steal a kiss.
Should a grand soiree be given,
The Braided Lyons take the eve 'n,
Tfhe veterans, no, they don 't feel
They didn't expect to be invited.''
The .ause of Insanity. t
Chicago, December 8.-State regn- ii
lation of marriage was advocated last a
night by Dr. Frank Billings, pre41- d
dent of the Illinois state board, of li
charities in all address before the,Na- p
tional Conference on Truancy. His a
audience was largely made up of ex- ii
perts in charity and reformatory lines, b
and his declaration, while it created v
surprise, was greeted with applause. s
lie was speaking of ' 'Should wards ai
of the state be separated from* the s
public school children?'' and drew a s
picture of the backward methods of i
instruction which the state hoard of '
charities had found in certain institu- s
''But we physicians believe in get- t
ting to the root of a disease,'' said Dr. f
Billings, bringing his address to a t
'There is no use in taking any oth- t
er point of view. The root of this
trouble lies in the existing freedom of
marriage. I don't believe there should
be any such freedom of marriage. I
am no lawyer, but I would like to see
society put on its statulte books a law
forbidding two people to be married,
not merely until they had secured a
certificate of health from a reputable
physician, but mitil they liad obtained
a certificate of inheritance showing
"This sounds drastic, but the in
crease in) the defective elasses is so
impressive as to warrant such a cot,.
elusion. Two per cent of the popula
tion of Illinois is insane. The number
of defective is increasing 3 per cent
Concerning Negro Education.
New York Sun.
It will perhaps astonish a great
many complacent and unsuspecting
persons in this part of the country to
hear it said that a very considerable
number, if not, a majority, of the old
time great Southern slave-holders
were heartily opopsed to "the institu
tion.'' Such is the ruth, nevertheless,
as every one familiar with the inner
history of that section knows full
well. There is no room for argument.
hen we enter the domain of im
perishable fact we shake from our
heels the (lust of controversy. But
a still more novel and disturbing
truth is tihat, long before the civil war
certain Louisiana land-owners of the
magnificent, patriarchal type conceiv
ed a plan for ''educating'' their sla
ves, so wise, so enlightened, and, as
it proved, so substantially beneficent,
that modern paternalism could ad
vantageously hark back to it at least
in some particular respects.
To put it briefly, we may say that
long before "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
saw the light, and while as yet the
great slave holding magnates of the
South regarded slavery as an estab
lishment beyond the reach of social
agitation or political vicissitude, 'wise
and kindly member of the ruling class
had conceived and set in operation
a system whereby slavery could be
rob)bed of all its most repulsive as
pects and transformed into an agency
of exaltation. They were not doe
trinaires, these well meaning men, but
they loved their slaves and they felt
it their duty, as it already wvas their
earnest wish, to lift them out of the
mire of degradation and subjection, if
such a thing wvere possible. Thius it
came about that schools werh estab
lishied on hundreds ,of plantations,
nothing like our modern schools, of
course, but just plain, simple agencies
of exp)erimenit andl observation. The
idea was to disclose the sp)eclal gift,
prioelivi ty oi talent of the individual,
not to set up a Proerustes bed( in thle
way of a smug enirrielm. The idlea
was to encourage and( dliselose any
special talent and p)roeliv'ity ini the
ind(ividual. The young were suibject
edl to a benevolent and enlightened in
(luisit ion. There was no cut and( dIried
formula of appr'aisemeni. The born
artisan was not drilled to death in
botany or ethics; thme appointed coop-f
er, mason or blacksmith was not re
(luired to qulalify as a pianist or a
mat hematician. Special gifts and
tendencies were ascertained, develop
ed, perfected. And so it followed
that thousands of slaves became brick
layers, carpenters, blacksmiths, tail..
ors, engineers, sugar boilers, artisans
of every kind, even musicians, andI
0ons in perfect freedom, mqrely..pay
ig to their masters a small percent
go on the assessed value of the in
ividual. In all respects they were at
berty. They lived where they
leased, acquired their own homes and
ecumulated their own properties, and
I all these respects were protected
y the law. It is a fact that the negro
rho dwelt under this dispensation,
eventy-five years ago, enjoyed more
etual freedom and received more sub
tantial consideration than do his de
eendants of today, who strut about,
nflated and misled by the worthless
'education" of the latter day public
A detailed record of the fruits of
his system would astound the phil
m1thropists of the present genera
ion. It is a fact, notwithstanding,
hat the slave holders of the past cen
ury did more to uplift and help the
legro than all the doctrinaires and
ocieties and Governments of our day
ire doing or are likely to do; 4nd that,
onsidering the results in view, is a
rery inadequate and pallid statement
)f the case.
Those funny fellows Murphy and
\U1rphyN, are offering a new comedy of
Ol ica ions this season whichl they
-ail i'lhe Trish Pawnbrokers''. The
)ivee is said to excel anly previous
'elicles they have hiad. It is from
he pen of a well known writer and
thounds in repar-tee, quiek dialogue
im sIapl)y action. Special music has
>een wri( ten especially for this pro
luetion to which has been added all
he very latest. New York sonz, hits.
1'he cast contains many well known
Murphy and Murphy, the old rella
Ales, who are famous for their style
>f comedy will present to their many
ldmirers a brand new farce upon
their appearance here next Friday,
December 14, when they will present
the first time here, ''The Irish Pawn
brokers.'' This comedy is very much
in line with their former successes as
to movement, color and (itiekness of
iction. They have surrounded them
elves this year a very en1ble com
Ohristmas Holiday Rates via Atlantlo
One and one third fares plAus twen
ly-five cents for the rouinld trip to all
points ill Southeastern Passenger Ter
ritory, and to poi'nts Oil eoinnectiig
lilies east of the Mississippi and south
of the Ohio and Potomne Rivers, in
luding St. Loulis and intermediate
T'iekets on sale December 20(h to
25th, inclusive, 30th1i, and 31, 1900,
and January 1st, 1907, final limit
January 71h, 1907.
T. C. White,
W. J. Craig, Gen. Passenger Agt.
Passenger Trafic Manager.
I Remember, I Remember.
[remember, I remember,
The house where I was born,
rhe little window where the sun
Came peeping in at morn.
[ETo never came a wink too soon,
Nor brought too long a (lay;
B3ut how I often wish thIe night
H-ad borne my breath away I
rememb)er, I remember,
The roses, red and white,
rhe0 violets and the lily-cups
Those flowers made of light!
I'he lilacs where the robin built,
And where my brother set
rhie laburnum on his 1)irtlhday
The tree is living yet!
r remiiebe, I rememb)er,
Where I uIsed to swing,
An 11 ho t10Ihe air must rush as fresh
To swallows on 1the wing;
~Iy spiril flew in feathers thlen,
That is so heavy now.
dsummer pools conid hardly cool
The fever on my browv!
[ remember, T remnenmber,
The fir t rees dark and high ;
[ used to think their slendler tops
Were close0 against the sky,
rt was a childish ignorance,
But now 'tis little foy
To know I'm further off from heaven
Than when I was a boy.