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- No.106- .NjpWBE"rvy b. PH . ." DECEMBEWRO 21. 1906.%WC EK,8.0AYA
9t PuWio Woths, T
No* COun use and The Dis
The general assembly convenes ne
ession on January 8, 1907. This di
as early as the general assembly c
ver convene, the date being the so
nd Tuesday. It happens that ne
ear will be ushered in on Tuesday.
In connection with the approachi
eeting of the general assembly,
epresentative of The Herald ai
ews called on Senator Cole,L. Blea
ud asked Mr. Blease if t0ere we
ny local matters of importance th
ould probably be considered in t
egislature, and also if there were ai
atters of general interest which h
een brought to his attention.
Senator.Blease said the he knew
nothing of special local interest e
cept, possibly, the changing of t
control of th electric lighting ai
ater works system of the town fro
the present board of commissione
and placing it in the hands of the ci
council, which change lie had ma
in the senate two' years ago, but whi
was defeated in the house. He sa
hat he proposed to have the same b
assed in the senate this session at
ent over. to the house, as was doi
before. Mr. Blease said that his re
sons for this coutd better be giv<
in a publi speech than in an inte
Mr. Blease said that lie knew of i
th'er matters of special local inte
pst .at this time, but that he had a
dressed a letter to each of the coun
officers of this county asking them
ake'apy-ggestions for new legisl
'ion that "would be to the public i
terest, as his only desire was to i
whate was best for his constituents.
f'denator, what about the ne
court house?" was asked.
"Well, sir, my fondest hopes hal
been very much shattered, as I hit
fully hoped to see that building co
leted and ready for the next term
the court in this county, which wi
e held in January, 1907, and whi<
js fully one year from the time of t,
assag of the Act. I have no coy
ent tox make and no criticism, b
atise I believe that I appointed
truly representative board, and
now that it is composed of as go<
usiness men and as honorable go
tiemen as this county can afford, at
hey would please me very much
hey would go forward, as I see i
xcuse for delay when they have tl
oney with which to act and to a
t once.' .
"Is there anything of interest
he public that might be said in co
ection w_ith the graded school at
"Not a thing,'' said Mr. Bleai
'I suppose that it is well known th
he ticket which was nominated
he Herald and News some weeks b
ore the election was my ticket, ai
laced in the paper by me, and I a
cry much pleased to know that fo
f the gentlemen nominated by r
crc elected and that although ti
ifth declined to be a candidate,
nod man has been elected to fill Il
lace of the gentleman who deelini
nid I predict for the graded school
ndler the new management peat
appiness and prosperity.''
"Senator, since your election, tl
ispensary has been voted out in th
unty, and during the campaign, 1
ore it was voted out, you prophesi
at voting it out would increa
Xes. Have you anything to say
nnection with this matter?''
"I think,'' said Mr. Blease, "thi
e who have paid taxes this fi
n answer that' quostion for t'hei
lves, as tle half mill' provided 1
'e Brice lt' was added, as was al
'tax suffi ntto make up the-dle'
eney from the loss of the dispe
ry profits, which together makes
larnd three quarteru additional u
the taxable property of thoeNcoui
In additin to .this the convy
nR of blin4g ers in the town
Owberry, the ~t~unt of money I
$skey whieh tp pasasd thtou
express o b prondaeno
sale M badt tiger lfquor throughout
th 4 iuty -nust satisfy. any
tpe I h otng ut of the dis
pohIs eoty was a mis-.
tae a fhuhoal and a mor
ES al staitdpolit.'
Seiqtor, What will be your atti
tude on the dspensary question in the
he se4ate ditilng the qoming session?" i
ONow, young man, you are passing
beyond the question of local matters,' I
hiuswered Senator Blease, "and ask- i
xt ing a question which should answer I
te itself. While I admit that there are a
an some pirates on the dispensary ship,
)c- at the same time I am, as I have -al- 3
xt ways been, a supporter of the dispen- I
sary system, believing that it is the I
ng est solution of the whiskey question;
a ind if some people will resign the Y
ad ositions which they hold under the e
se disepnsary! management and the law,
re is enforced as it was originally pass- t
at ed and intended, no man can question I
he the fact that it is the best solution. t
ly But if traitors are to run it and make
id it a stench in the nostrils of its best b
friends, the sooner it goes, the better, r
of for while I do not believe that any- E
X- thing its equal can be found for hand
lie lifig whiskey, yet placed in the hands b
id of an element of people who desire d
m to see it corrupt it can be made a e
rs machine that is dangerous in the poli
ty tical and financial affairs of our a
1e state. Therefore, my position is as a
3h it has always been, and I shall stand to
id by the system; but Wit the same time
ill I will not and do not endorse things p
id which I know to have happened with- a
ie in the past six months." b
a- Senator Blease said that there b
In might be other matters of interest to
r- the people of the county which he tI
would be in better position to dis- d
1 cuss later if they were called to his h
r- attentioiq, At present, he said, he
- knew of nothing further of any spe- to
Y cial importance at this time. SI
to -- S]
Service at St. Luke's.
a- There will be service at St. Lukes C
1o Lutheran church, near Prosperity, S. sj
C., on Thursday, December 27, at 11
w o'clock, a. m. Rev. C. E. Weltner will P
lecture on the Oberammergan Pas- f,
re sion Play. Every body is invited to
Ld attend. a
[I- . it
>f Pass it Up to Teddy.
1il Columbia, S. C., Dec. 18.-Mrs. T.
,h J. Christopher, of Florence, has writ
le* ten to tile governor asking if there is
fl- an appropriatiolf for triplets. She is
e- the mother of them. t
a The babies are five months old, and
I she has three other children and is a
ti- Governor Heyward said that he has gi
id no appropriation for this purpose but
if will refer tlie matter to President hi
to Roosevelt, under whose universal ju- li
te risdiction such matters come.
Ot - -- ---' in
Burning Fences to Keep From Frees- i
to ing. ol
a. Minneapolis, Dec. 18.-The Inter- y(
a tate Commerce Commission inquiry ti
etoday into the Northwestern trans- Mj
~tportation condifions brought out im- c
iportant facts. The commission last
e-night sent telegrams of inquiry re"-b
ad gardlig thue coal suiply to many B.
mpoints. Replies poured in today re
mi porting that in many places farmers.
wvere burning o,utbuildings and fences
Lto keel) from freezing to deathu. The
scomminssionl secured tile p)romise of l
acooperation from the railroads to r
Ilieve tile sittuationl. Farmers testify
ding before the commlissionl declarda
sthe blockade had had( t he effect of I~
e'depressing the price of' whieat~ so that at
it. had( to beC haled back or sacrifi- Pi
e end. Thue c~ommflission said1 it found
is tlie situiatio Ore serl~i UouIs than antici- he~
C- pated. or
sC Appointment of Solicitor. .
In Gov. IHeyward will not taTce any pr
action on the appointment of a sule- dr
at Icessor to the late Solicitor J1. Monroe vs
til J ,ohnson uit il lie return from his visit
n-I to Philadelphia. Thero are several F1
>y names mentioned in connection with 2ui
a on philanthropy as they do on politics
this would b)0 a p)retty nlice world. b)1
Jealonsy has no tronle in seeing be
Sthings that do not exist. s
~h Woman is the one problem.thuatfsei- o~
11a nna OuCnnfl never solve.
NEWS OP PROSiRRITV.
'bftas Tree at ion OhWM'h--M
Do V iA6 in ttewtarrve dwtr,
Prosperity, Dec. 20.-ur met
hants are enjoying a good trade tht
D;r. G. Y. Hunter is builng 4
rame store room on his lot recent
murehased from E. K.'B3edenbaug
t will be occupied by b. H. Wither
G. A. Maffett moved his famil3
esterday into the Dominick house or
fain street, recently purchased b3
)r. E. N. Kibler.
G. D. Bedenbaugh moved to towr
esterday and occupies the house va
aited by Mr. Maffett.
Long Bros. have'placed lumber or
ieir lot between MessrA Morris and
edenbaugh and will ereet a neat cot.
ige at once.
W. C. Dominick is preparing tc
uild on his lot on' McCrary street,
"cently purchased froin Capt. H. S,
Frank R. Hunter has purchased the
[oseley lot on Elm street and will
ivide it into four lots and sell at an
Still our town continues to grow
ad when we\ get our electric, lig4tE
ad the street car line from Charles
mn we shall feel somewhat city-like.
St. Lukes church, Rev. S. P. Koon
astor, will have Christmas service
id exercises on Thursday, Decem
3r 27. Rev. C. E. Weltner, of Colum
ia, will make an address.
Miss Lillian Young, principal of
ie St. Lukes school, will leave Satur.
ay to spend Christmas holidays with
r home folks in Georgia.
Miss Della Bowers, one of the
ahers in the St. Matthews gra;eq|
dhools will come up Saturday to
Misses Isoline Wyche and, Ethel
ounts, of Winthrop College, will
)end the .holidays at home.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stockman, of
omaria, visited Jas. M. W.erts'
mily this week.
Miss Belle Aull, of Pomaria, spent
few days of this week with relatives
Mrs. D. W. Boland has returned
om an extended trip to Atlanta,
acon and other points in Georgia.
Mrs. S. D. Duncii returned yester
y from Laurens, where she had been
attend the Simpson marriage.
Julius B. Boozer, of Columbia, has
en in town for several days, the
test of Dr. J. A. Simpson's family.
Another of the fathers in Israel
s been called from the labors of this
e and entered upon rest.
Mr. Y. C. Myers, one of the oldest
habitants of No. 9. Township, was
id to rest in Prosperity cemetery
Tuesday, December 18th. Aged 83
ars 8 months and 8 days. He le6ves
ree children to mourn their loss.
rs. Taylor and Mrs. McNary of this
unty and Mr. Sam Myers of Saluda.
Dr. L. B. Folk, of .Columbia, has
en on a visit to his sister, Mrs. Ella
idenbaugh, of Kibler's Bridge.
We learn that Mv. Baehman Der
3k was operated on at the Columbia
spital Wednesday for gall stones.
e understand that he is doing nice
Dr. Guerry wvas the surgeon who
rformied the operation.
Mr.. Marshal Sheely and wife, of
mo, are visiting Mr. A. H. Kohn
d other relatives and friends in
-osprity this week.
The earnival has met wvith bad or
rd luck here this week. The weath
has been inclement that there has
I. been much doing in the' show line.
The sale of the S. S. \Birge Comn
'y will be continued until Satur
y hiight. Don't forget to take ad
ntage of this removal sale.
'[hle graded school will cease. on
'iday and will not open until the
d of January, 1007.
The Woodnmen of the World will
ye a fish and oyster supper at their
eting night in January.
The Kinghts of Pythias will have a
nquet about .January 1st. TJhe mom
r.q of these ordern wvill ernjoy them
ves and have a generally good time.
re eletion for offleers of tl e Knghits
Pythias will be held December 27.
The Sunday school of Grace church
l have their Christmas exercises
Sunday, December 30.
,).fany of the Prosperityitos, who
way from home, will be in by Sat
y. The college boys and girls
1 be here to enjoy the holidays at
There will be a Christmas tree at
n church on Christmas day, De
06inber 25, service commencifg at 11
Olin Counts-Subject, "Santa
Claus, Substitute." '
Cora Summer-Subject, "The Fair
Maud . Harmon-Subject, "Bethle
Song--''Hear the Music of the
2?? Bel-ETA EAT0$.........
Pierce Barnes-Subject, "The Vis
Ins of Bethlehem."
Lee Connelly-Subjedt, "A Christ
Nettie Barnes-Subject, "Brow
nie 's Grievance."
Price Harmon-Subject, "A Mis
take About Santa Claus."
Mabel aDominick-Subject, "The
Year Gone By."
Song--'"'Hark! Hark! my Soul."
Old Santa Claus will also be there.
Vublic cordially invited to attend the
Exercises of primary department of
Grace Sunday school in City Hall,
Tuesday, December 25, at 7 p. m.
Song-"Merry Christmas Bells,"
Rdading-"The Dream Star," Mrs.
P, C. Singley.
Song-" Ring Bells, Ring," Class.
Song-' 'Like Merry Birds We
Come," Nine children,!
' Song-' I The Christmas Manger
Recitation-Miss Annia Laurie Les
"The Christmas Wreath," Six
Young Ladies and Six Little Girls.
"Remember the Poor"-Six boys.
Song,-" Dropping Pennies," Class.
Admission', ten cents. The proceeds
will go towards a memorial window
in the new Lutheran church for the
primary department. The public cor
dially invited to attend and encour
age the work and the workers.
I am requested to return thanks of
Mr. G. W. Dominick and family to
their many friends and neighbors for
their kindness to Mrs. G. W. Domin
ick during her last Illness and death
and they would ask the blessings of
the kind providefice on all who so
kindly assisted thom and comforted
them in their hour of bereavemnt.
There are Others.
Of all sad words
Of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these:
"I'ill run again."'
-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Oh, No, indeed!1
Here's sadder still:
"I fear the other
And sadder these
Which here you scan:
"I'd laid ton 'plunks
On the other man!''
Of all sad words
Of tongue or pen:
Finds me broke again!I"
You think these sad?
They ain't a bit.
The saddest are these':
"Do please remit I"
Mother Goee to Date.
Met a piernan
Going to the fair;
Said the 4ioman
To Simple Simon,
"Bny some of my wae.
Said Simple Simon
. To the picman,
"To purchase I'm well able;
But ore I buy
Your donkey pie,
~how me the pure food label."
MR. SPEARMAN TO MOVE.
Manager of Telephone System Ei
Accepted a Similar Position In
It is a matter of.regret to his many
friends in Newberry that Mr. Rolani
G. Spearman, manager of the South
ern Bell Telephone company li New
berry, has accepted the position ol
manager of the system in Talladega
Ala., and 'will move to that place ir
the near future.
When Mr. Spearman came to New
berry some ten years ago he was em.
plpyed as the first night operator ol
R. G. SPEARMAN.
the Newberry telephone exchange. H
worked at night and went to New
berry college during the day &mti
completing the Freshman class, whet
Mr. L. W. Floyd promoted him to th
position of general assistant and col
lector, which position he held for a
number of years. In 1900 he accept
ed a position with the constructiot
department of the Southern Bell
Telephone and Telegraph company
with headquarters at Atlanta, Ga.
and it was during this time that h<
was moved fim one city to another
including Montgomery, Eufaula, Way.
cross, Jacksonville, Gainesville
Tampa, Mobile, Union, Charlotte and
When he came back to Newberry to
assume charge of the new plant the
Southern Bell was about to build, af
ter it had purchased the Floyd sys
tem. At the present time the South
ern Bell has over 250 telehones, with
many contracts on hand yet to be
Mr. Spearman was some time ago
marri%d to Miss Lalla Workman, of
The Designer for January offers a
line of new ideas of the New Year.
The main requirements for a maga
zine of any kind is to keep a littl'e
ahead of the times. It is a difficult
proposition, but with hustling and
p)erseverance it can be done. The De
singer makes this its chief aim. Rad
rs who have an eye for important de
tails should not overlook the superi
ority of the illustrations in The De
signer bver other fashion magazines.
The models pictured and described
are the lateet designs of the fashion
makers. Besides this, there arec special
articles by people who know their
sub.jects well. Among thse articles
are, ''The Business Woman's Out
fit.' ' ''Lesson in Dressmaking, '' ''Tn..
si r'uel ions in Millinery,'' ''Homelike
Interiors,'' Laur-a Seiple' up 11-to-the
last-innute descriptions of the new
fashiionable fancies in dre.ss, etc. The
ather half of the magazine is devoted
to storie and poems appr-opriate to
the season, among wvhich is an exceed
ingly graceful little sketch, "'A
Cinderella of a Night,'' by Helen
Clark Balmer, and poems by Arthur
Powvell, John Kendrick Bangs and
BusRie M. Best.
The astonishing part of it is that
von can have The Designer for a year
Por- fifty cents, postpaid. Send sub
icriptions for 1907 now.
Villains in the plnys have to be aw
nully had in order to make good.
A man 's particular friends are of
en those who arn not to part.icular.
'BOUT HiS WORK
PLEASED WITH DEQISION BUT
NEVER HAD ANY DOUBTS.
Means Much for the South-Think:
That Southern States are Now
in Position to Do Selective
Greenville, Dec. 19.-Col E. J. Wat.
son, State commissioner of immigra
tion, who spent several hours in
Greenville yesterday in the interest of
his department, was intrerviewed as
to the dicision of the South Carolina
immigration test case, which was an.
nounced Tuesdays 'He said:
During the last four months I have
had q good many gray hairs to come
in my head, but none was due to wor
ry as to what would be the outcome of
the decision in this matter. Ihad for
a long time desired to have the point
which has now been finally determin
ed ruled upon by the department of
'commerce and labor, but it was im
possible to get such a ruling on a
hypothetical case when the genuine
case was made on my arrival in Char
leston with the Wittekind passengers.
I deemed it best to let the matter go
on its merits and did not at the hear
ing there present the cablegram I had
from the department of State at
Washington construing the law upon
which construction I 1a bee'i acting.
"I feel that the South owes much
in this whole matter to Commissioner
General Sargent, who has long been
endeavoring to see a tide of desirable
immigration turned to the South,
where it is most needed, and through
out my course I have been guided
largely by his oft-publicly expressed
opinions. This decision means more
for the Southorn States than any of.
us now can see. Yt puts immigra
tion work in the South on a high,
clean and practical plane, and at last
puts the different states in a position
to do real selective work and to give
a care to the prospective American
citizen after his arrival on our
shores. The decision makes very clear
the position South Carolina has tak
en, that the only practiea way to
handle immigrants is by means of a
full State d"partment of government;
it js indeed 11- only means. This de
cision comes at the opportune mom
ent, while thron.-h the influence and
efforts of the re,-ently formed South
ern Inmiziatio), nd Industrial asso
ciation, it is m st likely that a num
ber of our si-tor States will follow
South Caroline 's lead in the establish
ment of State delpartments under acts
containing the e;sential provisions of
ours. This acnci of the federal auth
orities portends not only an immed
iate brighter 1avv not only for South
Carolina but for all the Southern
Naturally, C'emmissioner Watson
w~as highly elated at the outcome of
the case. However, he expressed no
surprise at the decision, as he felt
absolutely sure all along that he was
acting strictly within the law and had
abundant faith that the case would be
decided in favor of South "Carolina.
The victory for South Carolina in this
evtremely important mat ter will
mean a decCided stimulation in a move
ment to bring a desirable class of
wvhite immigrants direct to the South.
GOV. HEYWARD GRATIFIED.
Know That Commissioner Watson
Would Come Out All Right.
Before leaving for the North yester..
(lay, Gov. Hleyward expressed groat
gratification at the result of the in
vest igation made by the department
of commerce and labor.''I knew Wat
son would come out 'all right,'' he
Gov,. Hoyward has the fullest confi
dence in Mr. Watson's ability to
handle situations of this kind and he
knew that the commission would ob
serve the mandates of the law. He
was not surprised by the announme-.
ment from Washington.
A man thinks he is mighty gener
ous to his wi-fe wvhen he lets her
buy him a smoking jacket and charge
it to his account. -