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VOL XLTV. NO. 32. NEWBERRY. 8. 0. FRIDAY APRIL 19, 1907. TWiCE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
E NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
0ouncil Gives Supper-Death of
Mr. Bedenbaugh--The Editor has
No Hammer-Railroad Ool
Prosperity, April 18.-Miss Joe
-hompson is visiting her sister, Miss
ate Thompson, who is a student at
he Due West Female college.
The supper .to the council elect was
a very pleasant affair. Speeches
:were'made by Mayor Kibler, Wardens
Sedenbaugh, Quattlebaum, Messrs. H.
SO~ . Moseley, G. Y. Hunter and Col.
H. Hunt. A. H. Kohn was toast
aster. Col. Hunt spoke of the pro
-ess the town had made in ten or
welve years he had 'been attorney,
nd the f:neral interest of her citiz
ens boded well for the future' of the.
The ..iv council is now dealing out
fiJestess'' to the violators of law at
the old stand. The board of health
of the towni having resigned, the fol
lowing were elected as board of health
for the town of Prosperity:
A. H. Kohn, five years; Dr. J. S.
.Wheeler, four years; J. M. Werts,
three years; F. E. Schunipert, two
.years; W. W. Wheeler, one year.
Well, Mr. Editor, your correspond
ent knows that it is not a news item,
but we want to suggest to you to put
ip your little hammer and quit
knocking. Life is too short and there
is too much to do to waste your good
time knocking. Take the advice you
gave last fall. If you don't agree,
just pass it by. Take that chip off
The council at its regular meeting
last Monday elected Col. W. H. Hunt
attoriney. This is about fourteen
years that the Colonel has been the
legal adviser for our town.
Mrs. S. W. Calmes returned from
the hospital in Charleston on Monday.
. A. G. and Mrs. Wise- left today,
Thursday, for the Red Boiling
Spring in east Tennessee, where Mr.
-Wise hopes to be fully restored to
Mrs. MeMorris will entertain the
Sorosis on Friday afternoon. It wll
be a social meeting.
John Pat Wise is at home for a
day or two.
Dr. Littlejohun spent Sunday in
rs. T. D. Copeland is at her fath
er's, Col. H. C. Moseley.
Mr. B. S. Wheeler spent Tuesday
. raee church will observe Newber
college day on Sunday. Rev. Jas.
B Scherer will preach in the
Old folks day will be held by Grace
Sunday school again this year on the
third Sunday in June. Prograniume
Mrs. P. C. Singley spent a couple
days with Mrs. A. A. Singley the past
Miss Lilly Mae R.ussell, who has
been in Washington, D. C.. for some
time, will ret urn to Prosperity this
Passed from the weary toils of this
life into that rest found in the great
beyond 'Mr. John S. Bedenbaugh, ag
ed about 48 years. He leaves a wife
and three children to mourn for a
ond father and husband. We have
no'wn Mr. B3edenhaugh for many
ai-s. lHe was always cheerful and
~ed t.o do his part as he saw it. Hie
qindustrious, and by attention to
farm, had gathered ar'ound( him a
home. He was nried at Colony
Tuesday -afternoon, Rev. J1. A.
performing the last sad rite.
extend symplathy to the bereav
car left the track on the C. N.
. 's early morning's freight on
ay.. Result, car wrecked, track
up, no one hurt.
ttrday night wvhen the west
freight on the Southern reach
5place the engine was disabled
o engineer had orders to take
4bound engine and continue.
tehing ansl making the change
teh wa loft open by the train
kd in running back to' couple
the train it was tur.ned into
tehi and the collision tore up
ek *and wrecked several.cars,
completely, and badly injur
ngine. The wrecked car was
*(Inhcotton but no damag-e of
weeAs done to it. Being on
the siding traffic was not interfered
with on Sunday.
The town council elect, E. N. Kib
ler, mayor; J. I. Bedenbaugh, A. P.
Dominick, W. T. Gibson and R. F.
Stoudemayer, were sworn in on Fri
The outgoing council gave the in
coming city fathers a fish supper, a
few invited guests enjoying the even
ing with them.
The town treasury had over $1,,500 t
to carry on the work of macadamiz
ing the streets and filling all drains
with terra cotta.
The frosts, cold winds and ice have
ruined the fruit crop and seriously
damaged the small grain crop. Cot
ton planting is progressing.
RETURN TO BLEEDING.
Some PPhysicians Advocate Trying
It in Certain Cases.
Bleeding, once the first as well as
thle last resort. of thle doctors, seemls
to be comingi into mnore or- less favor
'The custom of blood letting,''
writes an English physician in the
Medical Brief, "is passing into a
stage of rational and moderate use.
Venesection, properly employed, is a
most valuable therapeutic agent.''
Dr. Perry, who contributes the pa
per, says that he has tried bleeding
most often inl cases of acute pneu
monia because he looks upon it as a
disease in which life may be saved
and distress much relieved by a time
ly blood letting. Acute pineumonia
is one of the few diseases in which
venesection may be used as a cura
tive agent; that is an agent that may
directly aid in the restoration of
normal health to a patient-and not
merely as a pallial,ive, as in chronic
"When the cardiac muscle is de
generated or diseased,'' says Dr.
Perry, "venesection can only be of
value as a temporary remedy. The
true value of venesection is here ab
sent. I refer to the tiding of an or
ganically healthy heart over an acute
emergency, for in such case lies the
real value of blood letting.
"We have all seen a venesection
save life for 'the time being where
a sudden emergency, such as an un
usual strain, has caused failure of
degenerate heart muscle, but. this
blood letting can do no permanent
trood. Tt might, however, and often
would relieve us from the gravity of
a sudden and distressing death.''
Ot'herwise diseases in the treatment
of which Dr. Perry has experimented
with blood letting are cerebral heni
orrhage, heat stroke and nephritis.
The Bishop and the Tramr
The experiences of Bishop Tt..
log ne th''Cowboy Bishop'' but iow
bishop of central Pennsylvania, have
been inany and varied ,and his book,
recenVly published, ''My people of
the Plains,'' gives a fascinating pie
ture of life i-n the earlier days of the
Miners, cowboys-all loved him,
and they still tell a host of stroies
''Once while the bishop of Wyom
ine: and Idaho, he went to St. Paul
to attend a meeting of dignitaries of
he chutreh. There, one noon, on the
prch1 of the hotel, a tramp approach
ed a group of bishops and asked for
' 'No.' onme of tIhe chnrehmen re
plied, ''T dlonl'1t think we can do any
thing. But down theer is the young
est bishop of us all,'' (pointing to
Bishop Talbot,) ''and lhe's a very
The tramp went to Bishop Talbot
and the others watched with interest.
T.hey saw a look of surprise come
over the tramp's face-t:hey saw that
the bishop wvas talking eagerly, ear
nestly-they saw the tramp look per
turbed-but they flinall yas wthatI
something passed from hand to hand
Tfhe tramp tried to get away wit,h
out speaking to those of the group,
but the former spokesman called to
''Well did you got somnething from
our yong brother?'
Thei trampl. ginnemid shedpishly.
''No, I gave him a dollar for his
blamed niew cathedral at Laramie
PUROHASED CLARKE LIQUOR.
rhis Was Necessary in Order to Keep
County, Dispensaries Supplied
rhe State, 18th.
Affairs at the state dispensary are
-unning along smoothly and it looks
low as if the commission is going
o be able to wind up the affairs of
he G. M. I. sooner than was contem
)lated several weeks ago . The expert
tecountants expect to complete their
vork within a few weeks, and the
ommiss-ion may be able to settle sev
.ral thousand dollars worth of the
-laims by the first of May.
Iaving accepted the shipment of
i(luor bought of Clarke Bros. & Co.
)f Peoria, Ill., as was announced in
Mhe State of yesterlay, the commis
:iol will he able to supply the de
nands largely of the county dispen
aries for chelaper grades of whiskey
m1d at the samer. time .get rid of prae
ieally all of the higher priced barrel
00ds n hand.
'Tle p'llrcllse was of that part of
lie Clarke shipment which remain
.d. Some had been shipped out al
The Clarke goods were accepted at
i much less figure than they were
)illed to the st,ate dispensar.N. These
ignors will be mixed with $2, $2.50
md $3 barrel goods, then reduced in
-0of. "ivimr a first class article in
he X and XX goods. omine of the
ii-her priced goods which are to be
iixed with -the Clarke whiskey are
'ow worth consideralble more than
llen they were originally pluchased.
ileh of it has been in the warelouses
.1r from two to five years and the
:c which it has and the evaporation
vill materially improve the value of
he lower grade article.
There has been a steady demand
ror loweT-piriced gooas and as the
'ommission is not allowed to buy ad
litional liqaors they had to accept
he Clarke goods if they expected to
eat rid of any considerable quantity
f the hi-her priced barrel goods, for
Vhich there is small demand, in fact,
By mixing the low grade goods
vith the hard stock higher priced
tuff, the commission will not only
>e relieved of the goods for which
lhere is praetically no demand, but
vill be able to net the state a profit
if perhaps $20,000.
By accepting the Clarke goods it
must not he understood it is said
hat the commission ias disposed of
[he question of the legality of their
mirehase, nor have they forfeited for
hie state any right to enquire into
he question of rebates. The com
nissioln, it is understood, will not only
nsist up1)oni having the Clarke people
heni over -to them all doenmentary
wvidence in their han%ls affecting this
illeged illegal purchase, but the same
rolicy will be followed in regard to
ill other purchases.
It will be the policy of the commis
ion to enquire minutely into all the
:letails connected with all purchases
made by the board of diirectors. They
are given authomity under the law to
uummon witnesses if necessary and
ispect all p)apers and other evidence
which might liave any possible bear
ing upon the question of the legality
,f any of the transactions under the
T)r. Murray has received several
requests from b)anmks t hrouhou-t thle
st.ate offering to pay 4 per cent, in
terest upon the deposits of the dis
pensary commission, nut no action
'an he taken upon this quei(stion) uni
tIl another meet.ing of the commis
sion is held. Tf it were absoluttely
eertaiun thlat any great amount of this
money would be in the hands
of the commission for any
on interest, but as it is likely that it
will 1)e paid out. within. the next fewv
weeks, possibly within ten days, it is
not at .all pro-bable that any change
will be made in the present mode of
handling, the funds, that of deposit
ing them with various banks in the
city of Columbia and throughout the
state on call, without interest.
If the county dippensaries -through
ant the state will give to the commis
sion as large orders as it is possible
for them to fill with their stoek on
l and, it may 1)0 possibile to in d up
tie affais of the old institution by
the mf1idle of Soptemnner, or even ooa
lier. There will not be a great deal
of trouble experienced it. utsposing
of the case goods, of which there is a
great quantity on hand, as they are
atandard brands and can be easily
disposed of to dealers outside of the
state or returned back to the original
shippers inl many instances.
The comninission will send agents
around to the various county dispen
saries every few weeks, to take their
*'fill in'' orders.
-.Senator F. H. Weston and his law
partner, Mr. W. T. Aycock, are the
local attorney for Clarke Bros. & Co.
and the Lehman distillery of Peoria.
APPEAL TO SCHOOL CHILDREN.
President Calls Their Attention to .1
Arbor Day. t
Presideni Roosevelf, has address
ed a no4sage to the school children
o0n t. i c of Arbor Day
which, durin tho month of April is
eelobratcd inl niany states. It is as
'To ti11 School Childrel o t ie
''Arbor Day (which means simply
Tree Day) is now observed in every
State in our Union, and mainly in
the schools. At various times from
January to December, but chiefly in
this month of April, you g-ive a day
or part of a (lay to special exercises,
and perhaps to actual tree planting,
in recognizing of the importance of
trees to us as a nation, and what they
yield inl adornment, comfort and use'
fill products to the communities in
which you live.
''It is well that you should cele
brate your A Arbor Day thoughtfully,
for within your lifetime the nation's
need of trees will become serious. We
of an older generation can get along
with what we ha.ve, though with
growing - hardship; but in your full
manhood and womanhood you will
want what nature so bountifully sup
plied and man so thoughtlessly des
trayed; and because of this want you
will reproach us not for what we
have used, but for what we have
''For the nation, as for the man I
or woman and the boy and girl, the i
road to success is the right use of I
what we have and the improvement i
of present oppoi#unity. If you neg-.
lect to prepare yourselves now for
the (1!ics and responsmiliies which
wil! fall upon you later, if you do
n- learn the tlings which you will
u'l to know when your school days
are "ver, you will suffer tle conse- 1
(IQeneo. So any nation whieh in its
yonith lives only for the da.y, reaps
withlout sowing an(d consumes witloiut
husbanding, must expect the penally I
of ilbe prodigal whose labor could
witi difficulty find him the bare
meanis of life.
''A people without children would
face a hopeless future; a country
without trees is almost as hopeless;
forests wvhich are so used that they
vanish and with thjem all their bene
fits. A true forest is not merely a
store house full of wood, .but, as it
were, a factory of wvood, and at the
same time a reservoir of water.
When vou help to preserve our for
ests or to plant newv ones you are
act ing the p)art of good citizens.
"T'h. v'alue of forestry deserves,
I herefoI''re, to lbe t a uh in thle schools
wlieh aimu to make .!ood citiz/enIs of
you. If1 . Arbior Dafy ex(ercises help you
to rea ie w"hat be-ncefits eachi one of
youI riv e from the for'est, and1( how
by you r assistaonce these bernefits may
coniuiinne, they wvill s'irve ai goodt( "ind.
* ' ' Theodore RooseIvel t .''
Most of the troubles in south and
Central America seem to arise out of
our' miniister's unidertakinig to run their
offices as collection agencies for indi
vidunals.-aS t. liouis Globe-D)emocra t.
British consols have bceen touching
t.he lowest .prices reached in more
than forty yetirs. Is this also to be
attributed to two..cent rate legislation
out in Nebraska ?---Spr'ingfield Re
Those people who feari tha t by' t.he
ending of wvar the ear'th will become
overplopulated, need not be alarimedl.
The raOilr'oads are yet wvith us.-New
Yor'k A mnerienn.
)OES NEWBERRY COUNTY
IAVE THE REGULAR OFFICERS
FAILED IN THEIR DUTY?
!hat Is the Question-It Cannot Be
Clouded By Other Matters Not
Pertinent to the Issue As
tive AuiU Replies to
To the Editor of the Observer:
(oir editorial in Tuesday's paper
s so full of misleading statements,
dhich, no doubt, are unintentiona-l on
'our part, but which are calculated
o put my position in a false light
>efore your readers, that I feel it my
luty o reply and trust your senlse
if fa-irness will give ic space to do
''lere are wo tlilngrs, however, of
dclih 1 d esirev to (lisalbuse your milin(
n the beinin.g. First, Ilh question
it issue is no( tle $0.000 court
onuse, nor how Rleprescnlives Auill
mlld WTyclc acted on the senate
miendment to the Caiey-Cothran
et. Second, your efforts to make it
tIpear tlat Senlator Blease, lepres
ntative Wychc and myself are sore
Pecause the appointment of the co
table was made without our know
edge and without consulting us hias
aused me any heart burnings or has
n the slightest degree offended my
'anity, is purely gratuitons on your,
)art, so far as I am concerned. I
:now that the law does not make it
lie duty of the governor to consult
lie delegation, and that he has a
eifect right to make the appoint
nent without doing so, and I so stat
d in the last two issues of The
lerald and News in referring to this
I do not claim any special privil.
,go as a member of the legislature,
Ind I am willing to admit that any
me of the fifty-two gentlemen, wl
;igned the petition, is a good citiz
mii, and probably a much smallei
lumber would have accomplished
Jhe same result, but I felt that aF
he senator and the three members of
-he legislature hltod a commissior
.rom the people of this couity to rep
eseit them in the law-making body
>f ! state. tihat it would he propel
4) wive Ilhem the opportlunitY to say
lhetiher- or not th1ey eldorsed Ilh(
mlttilg uipon the tax payers of thei
-ounly the addilional expense, how
ver small, which will be ilcurre(
>y tle appointment of special ollicer
o enf!Ioivrce a law, the provisions ol
iwhich make it, the duty of the re
ilarly elected and appointed ol
3ers in the counity to eniiforce. Whih
Ile senator anud repr-esentatives, s.
Par as I am concerned, 14) not elain
my special privileges, yet so lonp
is they hold tile commission, whiiel
Ins beei g i tihem by the people ol
his c'ouiity, t hey have Ithe anmthlorit
td the righlt and1( it is t heir duty~ Ie
levy the taxes which are to be col
.eeted1 from the .people of' t his coun
Ly, and they are held responsible by
hie peop)le for the priop)er exercise of
Lhat privilege, and( for that addit ion.
1l reason, I thought it was legitimatt
.. ask them about this lit tle matter.
~vhich seems to be k indliing a greal
iiifhauration. anid thus give then
11nd henice th Iinjt erviewr wihih ail
4(iere in Th'le lialdh and NewstV.
lion. Alant Jo)hnIstone says thait h<
told me ini the :iintervliw -that h14
wro4t e a letter1 anad onmly statled Ihali
lie had seen the 1petit ion. Myv reol
.fetionl of1 the initerv'iew is verv (lentl
hat it is pr'iinted as lie 14old it to mie
m)i1 1. desire t.o give him thle b)enefil
>f this correction, though lie nevei
aiulhed my attention to4 the mnistakt
iiil after thle issue of TIhie Ilerahl
and News in which the pietitioni anl
the le'ter were puiblishued.
.t would l)e glad if you1 would statt
why '' the governor and those wht
cot up the petition had reason te
mnsp)eet'' that Senator Blease ani
Represenatat ives Autll and WTycht
would hiave dcllined to sign the pe
it ioni. 1 do1 iiot think youmi will carg<
hem withI favoring or (eoulrainig
aviolatio o(i4f law.
Ini yo4ur editoriail von have coivere?
a gareat niany thins which aire 1o0
piert incent toi the issue. As it appeari
to me, there are only two horns to
the dilemma, and you are at liberty
to take either one you choose. The
Carey-Cothran Act is different from
the old dlispensary law in that it
makes it a duty of the regularly con
stituted officers to enforce the pro
visions of the Act, while under the
old dispensary law, a special set of
officers was provided. The only ques
tion in this little matter is found
in Section 38 of the Carey-Cothran
Act.' That section provides, "that
it shall be the duty of the sheriffs
and their doputies, magistrates, con
stables, rural police, city and town
officials to enforce the provisions of
this Act.'' This section goes onl and
says that., ''If they fail to do so, it
is hereby made the duty of the gov
ernor to enforce the same, and lie is
hereby authorized to appoint such de
plifivs, eonlsibles and dleteetives ats
may he necessary.'
If liese oflleers have failed to per
rormIl their d'utY or are unlable to d14
so, thlen it is Ihe July of tile governor
to provide a spieial constable. Tf
those who have signed this petition
and the governor by granting the pe
tition, do not mean to cllarge these
officers by implication at. least with a
failure to perform their duty, then I
admiit I (10 not know what construe
tion to put upon plain English. If
they are performing their du1ty, then
iter( is no iecessity and 110 law for
the appoitentit of a special con
stable. If 1 am not, correct in this
position, T woul(l be gla(1d to have
you point out. the inconsistency; if
I am correct, I would be gla,d to
have you admit inl your opinion and
the opinion of those who asked the
appoilitimnil of a1 special constable,
that you charge those offleers by im
plication at least, who ire specially
charged with the enforcement. of the
provisions of the Carey-Cotihran Act,
with a failure to perform their duty.
If you are unwilling to admit either
one of these liorns of the dilemma,
then please tell me and the public
what tree you are up.
It is not a question of the ellei
eney of Mr. Williams, and there is
nothing in what I have said as a rep
resentative or as editor of The Herald *
and News which you c(ani constrte as
bringing Mr. Williams into tile con
The question of the cost, of the
new court house, so fai as T can see,
nothilln.' whatever to do with it,
a hd besides. I have nothinm whatevei'
to do with the act providing l'for Ille
-x(pe nldiIlure for a new eoirI house,
as that ne4 was ifassed in 1906 wilen
I was no a iembii of tihe legislatture,
"xfept that wholl the eonilmision
fmmd that *40.000 was not sufi'nt.
:01( that with $5,000 addiitionll1 they
Vonlh] hilel the ("url house, I favor
ed fphe pas-,slln)e of anmi amnmiifilent to
the net, givinx theim $5,000 m1ore,
1m,d T ai willin- to vindicate that
nosition at 'any filme and in any
for1-11mi. It w simly a nes p
poiinwhich meant p saving of
money to the tax payers, and, by the
way, I w~oiuld like to know~ -if you
hiave "tver 01nn)osed the buildlingL of a
nlewt eourt house mn youri paper or'
olherw'~ise, and if you are now op
posed to it, or if' you have changed
your opinin. If you wtill refer to
yoiur paper' of' February Ii, 106, in
which aef'erence is made to thle hill
'of' Nenaior' Blease providing for the
im w eourit bonise, you will find( the
llhowinig words co(mmenlCIding t his
"This is a ',ood bill. 'Te county
edsa ne w courit house5(, an id it spe
einohly i'eeds one off I le publ)ic'
armainre. Thue localtion of Ih pre.wntC91 I
o';e is snehcl that very ofi *n thle noiso
of wa'rons5 and1 ot her thinigs on the
sltreet stop thle ('nt ire piroceedings of
'ouirt for sev'eral mintiteCs. With an
nmnty wa'on ramttline along the street
irinht under('1 tile windo1ws, it is i mipo..
sihle four judge or jur'y to hear'.''
When you ask '' why did Repros
entatives Aull and Wycho permit
that amendment to go through the
Hous1e without object.ion,'' referring
to t,he amendmenl to the Carey-Coth
'anu A ct. providing for an elect ion on
thle dispensary this year, you display
inexensabMmilelt i'gnorance(t 01' in tent ionial
f'oi'et fuilneiss, f.oir I am1 sure' thlat
youI mnust kno(w t hat such a (jpt.ionl
implies te sta temenit of what is ab
Lslitely" fal1st, and I am equally siu'e
that youru sense of justice you liten