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VOL XLIV. NO 38 NEWBERRY. S. 0. F.RIDA.Y MAY tO. 1907. TIEAWE.$.0AYA
LIVING THE OLD DAYS OVER.
Old Soldiers Hark Back to the IAci
dents of a Hundred Battle
News and Courier.
Colnilbia, May 8.-Veterans of
the Lost Cause, -soldiers who met de
feat, survivors of a conquered army
-what have these men to be proud
of? Why should they and their chil
dren glory in the records that have
been writ on the pages of history?
A generat,ion after the surrender of
Robert E. Lee, a generation since
these men laid down their arms, and
gave up the struggle-here are the
survivors. gathered together, bowed
with years, yet not ashiamed. Thiere is
Uothin- in history like un1to1 it. It is a
scene that will live in the memories of
the yoin-er o-enerations and hence it
is meet and rittin.g that these rein
ions slould be held. ie the youlinger
generations catch anything of the
spirit of tqhese old men and are taught
the lesser1 of sacrilice and valor,
the money and time spent in these
reunions is not spent in vain. And
besides there is the pleasure given
to those who -will not long be here,
who will soon join the silent army
under Lee and Jackson and Hamp
''Tt was at Frasier's Farn," or
"Do you recolleet that fight at Gaines
Mill,'' and other similar sratches of
reminiscent conversations could be
heard on all sides .aq one passed
throug-h the lines on the streets and
on the State House ground-s today,
cwhere the Veterans gathered in
groups to talk over those stirring
days. .The old soldiers seem to en
joy tiese informal talks and reun
ions more than anything else, and
hundreds of them congregate there in
small circles, putting their arms
the'(lay to-morrow. It will start. at
5 o'clock inl the afternoon, and w~ill
b coiosed of the Veterans and the
local battalion of the 2d regailent,
National Guiardl, the sponsori and
one of Veterans. Sme local interest
Tis .aroused in the parade by the offer
of 'Mr. Charles F. Sentz, the jewel
-ler, of a silver loviing cup for the
compsy making the best appearance
in passing in review, the offer having
been made today in a letter to Ma
por' Lewis W. Haskell, commanding
Maly of te old soldiers went home
this afternoon and otmhers will - to
morrow. Three ayrd is a longer ofer
of (Mf tile thaF. IlSen wish to Sta
ayfrom hoei at this sasarn d
they soon -o tired ot. Bit oiere will
be enlm.Uli lett to ninke a creditable
showing in tile line of march, and
thor afetrero and Te hes .Ilao -
Perrw Teheiny in S ouer pr
iMdgofzie ofhantimoey wioh Mstay
Onwth fothoer had this hseanern
they think abirout. or ut oire what
beoenbodh elefti toak hi ceiabut
theme wrett haeabuelyav beno wpian
i Horsein riner and t Trainhrs.
PeP lk tieaecin ini out henn elrm
Maagazie'~ilhne f Batie fome ay:'' ii
o n heouer ha, the rstaier
mst forst bouall kout andrsesiWhat
tooued tems a toeldchim advante
thwill hin aveci absotxei n t eicht
~ ie callsn himef a o trainr or.
whe tol have aosek lary paidhim,em
en alfymen, perhap memer o a aily;
o smn loalxiotician. the liestoin
hish hres oruhis orstth n esrn
samue maem ittune the padvatage
ndl mhnov anrusave their begh
inrtor doealingdithua erelyo basea
maerll prnimpellf hretrainer of
iseahersempoye or tmember of fml
ofrelog "eduitioan. stHesan,"o
tomualregar comri his mss ut mohe
value mahidento ne the pellf soe
ane movle an tahe bti bseing i
ofatory qualingwiidcation ust to ah
hteaner empore rce inumber tafk
3,500 VETERANS REGISTERED
It Takes a Large Quantity of ro,
for the Delegates.
News and Courier.
Columbia, May 8.-The offleial i
cords show that over 3,500 V<
craiuL were registered 'by noon t
day. It has been one of the proble
of the reunion to see that all of the
%fisitors were fed and fed abundai
ly. Many of these men were cared f
at private homes, but others pref(
red the temporary return to caqmp li
afforded by the -tents on the Sta
House grounds, and it was for the
and the tralnsicits that tile comm
sary (omm1ittee was put to the sev
est test of the week.
The arst floor of the ;,how CaVolii
National Bank Building had been p
in service as a large diniiin hall. i?
Iand white 'hunting decorated, t
walls and columnis with the names
great battles giveni speci'al proli
ence. Overhead a spread. canvas le
a military air to the scene. In su,
surroundings were many of the V(
On Tuesdlay it is estimated th
over 1,200 men satisfied the inn
man at the restauia-nt this provide
Yesterday breakfast was ready 1
8 o'clock and large squads of me
varying from 300 down to 50, we
fed at a time. Dinner was serv
from noon till 5 o'clock. Bread a
butter, boiled ham, roast beef, hoi
inv, boiled rice and potatoes were t
chief articles of diet, but the Vet
ans seemed to relish more than an
th'ing else the hot coffee that w
served in unlimited quantity to ea
and every one.
Forty gallons of coffee constit
ted Tuesday's rations and over six
gallons were required yesterday. It
estimated that over 2,000 were f
twice during the day.
The ladies of the City looked aft
the serving of meals, and that Inca
that it was well done. Tis t
daughters and granddaghiters we
given an insight into the mealnin"
tle soldiers' wayside home of the si
The times have changed, but t.
spirit of Carolina's daughters I
mains the saine. This the Vetera
recognized and appreciated if o
may judge from the expressions
many as they left the dimuing room.
Inquiry at the commissary depa1
ment showed that these supplies we
issued for the day:
Five hundred pounds of rot
beef, 300 pounds of boiled bonelc
ham, 550 loaves of bread, two sac
iare, t wo sacks hominy, one barrel
potatoes, 40 pounds of butter, wi
swinar. eremn and he condiments;
Capt. W. ). stail"ig had gene01
oveIsiihit of tile feeding problem, 1:
ain assisted by Dr. J. W. Babco(
of the State Hospital.
Crops for Grazing With Hogs.
Prof. A. M. Sonic in Southe
Farm Mag:azine of altimore f
Whlenever crimsonl clover will gr<
it should b)e utilized, as it furnish
the earliest desirable gidazing thl
c'ani be ob)tainled ini the spring.
somei sections rye is used wit h fa
success, but hogs will often nlot e
it with relish, particularly after
beg.inis to grow rapidly ; and t here a
other crops which cnn .be ut ilized
the fall to better advantage. Aft
crimsoni clover is gone a good bh
grass of Bermuda will answer un
lie earlyv-matu ing ci'owpcas havi e Ji
cned far e'nougih to turn thle hiogs e
Then it will the a simp)le mat ter
malintiin a suiccessionl of' cowpens u
til the soy beanus are ready in t
fall. Soy beans may also be growvn
suceOssIin aind utilized for fo
through Novembdr, and even up
Christmas. .By that time hogs shou
have made at least 180 to 200 pon
in weight. In some sections it
(doomed advisable to fatten thiem
corn for at least a moGnth or a
weeks, but manly laces this pre
tiee is .being abandoned, because .co
peas and soy beans yield anywhe
from 20 to 40 bushels of grain p
acere, and it is not necessary to to
corn to harden up the flesh and fin
off the hogs grazed on these croj
as it would be where peanuts, ehi
fas n.nd some oth.r crnna nae used.
BLUE RIDGE RAILROAD
WAS NEARLY FINISHED.
Eighty Per Cent of the Grading -of
the Highway Across the Moun
tains Completed when the
o- Anderson, lay S.-Every .now and
as ten some Ie:-tion is made of the
so completion of t.he Blue fidage Rail
t- road across the mountains into Ten
:)r nessee and a close study of the
r- amount of work already done toward
fe the building of this road, -which would
to mean much to tihis country, reveals
se the fact t1hal about SO per cent of
s- Ilhe acital ring of the road be
r.. t weeni Walhalla and Knoxville. Ten,.,
is nipletedl and the renaininig 20
m 1 per cen'lt represeits about forty Ililes.
lit The route 4of lIhe ,ppsed road
;-. d trogI) a verv mlountainmus
le couuito'. In facl. the road will have
f to pass th1rolu-li thiree Iunels making
. a tial dlistiune iiundei r "lroNuInd of more
it ha,:- two miles before it reaeles tle
?Ih (eorgia 'line. i(fter it crosses the
t. s'tate line there are other places- where
tunnels will be necessary and' one
at tunnel alone in Georgia will have to
er be a mile and ai half long.
d. The proposed route of the line
)y leaves the present road at West Un
n, ion and goes to the right of Walhal
re la. The old promoters have con
3d strueted a riuniber of large fills not
,d for from Walihalla toward Stump
I.. House Mountain.
ie The first tunnel of the route after
r- leaving West Union is known as Sad
y- (lIe tunnel. This tunnel will be one
as half of a mile long and it is said that
,h t'wo-tiirds of the work on this tun
nel is completed. The next tunnel is
u- known as Poplar,Gap, which is one
ty fourth of a mile long and one-half
is of this work has been completed.
ed The largest tunnel before the road
reaches the Georgia line is at Tunnel
er Hill. There is a little history con
119 nected w.ith the digging of this tun
hle IL which will be wortli Imlenuitionin?g.
re It was way back in 1852 that the
actual work on the route bet,ween
- Vest Union and Knoxville, Tenn.,
coniienced. The railroad authorities
lie had a big undertaking on their hands
- in tunnelling Tunnel Hill and they
nls deoided to get t.he work done by con
e tract. The contract was let in 1855
of to a man by the name of Banks. Mr.
Banks lacked labor, so lie secured
' five iundred able-bodied Irishmen
re and their families to come from Ire
land especially to dig this tunnel.
ss Tlhese Trishmen came axid proved
to b)e good workmen. but after work
o ini", several months Mr. Banks failtd
ti financially or otherwise and the eon
i tract was lien let to ITuibert and
IIitclicock for con plel ion.
al The Trislimen bilt a small town of
e- their own on top of Stump House
M, ut1tainl. near the mouth of the
east eil of the tunnel. A number of
the descend-ants of the workmen are
.now living on and( abiout the moun
or Humbert & Hit.eheock. like Mr.
Banks, -failed after working on the
tunnel for several months and since
1W the failure of these g'ent.lemen, very
Cs little, if a.ny, work has been done to
tward the conmplet ion of the tunnel,
.for it wvas then that the War Be
tween thle States b)roke out and1 the
pr*oject was dlesert ed.
reTepr'omot ers of' Ithe road, when
in tihe wvar comncd had spenl large
er amounts of' money on the road. In
efact, more' than a million (lollars
til must ,have been spent oni thle grading
n. "'he tunnel tibranimgh Tunnel li'l
to ' 'l h'.vi to be i'm aind :' quartemr
n. roe lon;4 and of' Ihis distance at
lbe bt'st t.wc-thlirds hes beemnnomhetedl.
ini The east end of thIiis tumnnel is not
ed ' omr than one hundi(red vairds fromi
to t-" famous Tssaquieena Falls. of wvhierb
Id so much has beeii writ ten. The work
nls was commenced at six p)laces at one
is time. Tt was st aited at the east and
>n west ends and then four shafts were
IX made at. certain distances apart. A
Ce- p"rson can wvalk from the cast end
a" lo' . tinnel pass shaft no I, w.hich
re is 220 feet deep, and nearly to shaft
er No. 2. This latter shaft is 275 feet
al ri..p and the wvork has hbeen deserted,
shi the ma.ny springs in the shaft h.ave
sfun ishled enough water to f,ill that
I- part of the tunnel completed from
shaft No. 2 and also filled the shaft.
The water,is saidl to -be 250 feet de
in this shaft. Between shafts 1 a
2, thier reinains yet 40 feet of sol
blle -ranite to be blasted out. Wh
the work vvastd il Nlese shafts. I
.tist e mw ht w e tih Iwo gangs
blasters was so little that t,bey (01
hear each other at their work.
Sha t No. 2 is on the top of Shi
HouiIst Monntaini. This spot is I,S
feet above the sea level and .is mo
tlia.i 650 feet above Walhalla, whi
is only six miles away. The propos
road bed runs 275 feet below the t
of the mountain, and, therefo
climbs a grade of only :175 feet 1
ta'veel West Union and the tum1
which is a little more than six mil
Nvar Iswineea FaHlls. there n
contr-11ed a pmowder fact0orY to mll
iufacn1ire Ilwi powder iweess5aryW
blat hw tmnel. The ohd facto
bliidi -, was dest roved bY a ,ori
fire nt. m1ure thInl twenty yvars a *4,
Capt. F. W. Wa_enler, of Charlest
ownl 1114 4h141 jm wder plail site a11
alsl mvis cons-i(lerale property
that leiT.?horhood, including Is
After the road leaves the west e
of the tuiinel under Tunnel Hill
leads toward Clayton, Ga., but 1
fore reachingF this town the roi
chanres its direetion and pies town
Frankldin. Ga. Not many miles fro
Clayton is lie Dixie Creek tun
which will be one a.nd one-half mil
long. The majority of the work
this tunnel is already completed. T
road leads from Franklin to Kn<
Before the ehan-re in the offici,
of President Samuel Spence
death, rumors were afloat to the
feet that the Southern,Railway
pected to complete this road, whi
for si many years has been aband
ed. Should the road decide to eco
plete it, it will opon up a vast timi
country. There are milliont; and n
lionis of feet of all kinds of tinl
in the mountains w'hich can 1e ma:
eted only by the completion of t
road. And then, too, the propo.
routle is the shortest route leadi
from the west to Cha.rleston a
Vince Charleston is the nearest 1a1
port to the Plana ma' Cnta, the eo
traffle, etc.. will be enormous and
doubt the road will prove the best
vestment of all railroads in this cot
Iry and the country which it touch
and the country whdch it traverses.
Money in Truck.
Southern Farm Magazine of Ba
more for May.
IIn Florida potatoes are brngi
retirns of $800 an aere. strawberr
$500 an acre and celery- $1500
avre. Surely if such profits are p
sible from the soil, thire sholi1
no 1reason why the farminer ias
at his command a resource Ihat P
mi'es, with careful allenlioln,
tunris that will repay him for
Wra1ing in it. The North is depei
(ent nearly altoget her upon 1he Rot
forii veg'etables out of season, and
use of early veg.etables is constan
on thle increase andl thle demand1
all times far exceeds thlu supply.
other attractive feature about I
class of farming is that it does5 I
requiire a large acreage, and this
fords the poor man an opportun
not only to engage in an indusl
lhat will g'ive hinm a living', but a
on (ithalit will enable i tot i get
tu112 large ctnJOlh for himi to hr'
a hank accotunt and to expandl
it her lines. Gardeners of the No:
know. thaliit such priofit s are niever<
tauined' in that se't ion, ando als C
Flotrian paper tpus it, ''Why dli t1
1n41 lc'mel down here ? i Do they t hi
one fiures are 4too hr'e?" The (i
aniiweri to such quest ions is thait il
nmust believe thait. such prof'i ts
ipossible, and t hat t hose wrtid
about the industry are overdraw
it. Tf they will not believe these
ports which are constantly comi
from reliable soutrces In all parts
the South, let them investigate
conditions themselves by visit]
these sections personally, -and ti
will see things which will open th
eyes and convince that truly
Soutth is the garden spot of the coi
Bravery isn 't niuch credit to a bi
dog. He hasn't sense enough to
W. W. BRADLEY ELECTED
TRUSTEE OF CLEMSON.
I Succeeds His.Fathor as Life Member
of Board of Trustees of Clem
S Stt.son College.
p Anderson, May 8.-Several mei
00 hers of, ile ollardof htirustevs of Clem
re n011 eollege came here tolliglit froi
L31 the College and from them it was
learned that W. W. Bradley of Ab
P beville was elected a life member of
e, the board inl the place of his father,
e- J. P,. Bradley, who died a few weeks
- Mr. V. WN. 'lidleyN. is Congre
a mnan Aiken's privil sverelarv.
n- Mr. Badl(ev was forieN,rly cha1ilrman.1
to olf Ile state ho.InI of v;qullizaltioll.
Iyhain been 11he primie mover inl tHaM
5 holy's or-aniizataion". lie is about 40
'n- The bo id o, 11tr tvs attii'le(d to
reu1lar routinbsim4s. Nil matters
Sof import11anc ea-Ile up for diseus
4- sion. Senaltor Tillm a2n was present,
it heing the first nieeting lie has at
id 4ended il imany mionths.
Ib- News from Excelsior.
te Excelsior, May 9.-We spent Wed
rd -neslay in lColunThia. There was ia
i larCe rowd of tihe old Veterans in
eL, the t.v, a.nld they all seemed to be
es in good iumor' a.nd enjoying theisel
an ves. These annual gatherings are al
lie ways enjoyed by the old soldiers and
x- their friends.
Mr. lirooks Miller, of Columbia,
Vs spent SuIlldly wit-h his sister Mrs.
's J. S. Wheeler.
If- Mrs. J. 1). Boozer and children are
x- visiting her sister Mrs. E. 0. Counts.
el Sorry to learn Mrs. J. W. Hartman
a is still con'finledI to .her roon quite
.i' Tie fruit crop is killed and the
il 11rain is badffly i.ijire'l, some say it
wont Ihe much more than one halt'
k~ of a crop.
ed A good (leal of the enrly plant-ing
ng of (ottonl has been plainted over in
ge Mrs. 0. 1. Domiinek and .hillren
)al of near G'reenlwood have beil onl a
no visit to her imother Mrs. J. C. Cook.
n1- Good many of pnr 'people are at
n1- telding tle reunion in Colunbia this
Mr. and Mis. Wilnai'd Mechanit,
of Newberry, have been oil a .vis.it to
M'. J. 11. Cook's family.
ti- Mr. Mahalffey, of Anlcrson. or
.alizer of the Farmiers Union has
nf been inl this Section for a I few days.
es Mi'. MahafI'fey orgize ii'Ad ai uion 4 at
an xl.xvAioi, Mt. Pilgrim anI Jolly
)S- Stree. Mr.1 Mafflmrey is :I -om] fialk
le er 1111 seeis to h1'a.ve1. had m1uclh 'X
ot p)rieNWe i.n!. var1ions neccupaltions. We
'0.. holop these inions wvill provo to be
r.- ti uclh hefit to the fariers.
sFarmer's Union Bureau of
ni- --Conducted by the
is South Carolina Farmers' Educa
o. tional and Co-Operation Union.
f.. ?illCommunications intended for this
ty department should be addressed to J. C
ryStribling, Pendleton, S. C
- .\tI the14 nn-elime im ( iie vilb I 4 n4
v 'tliar Ii the4 Stati' I-'xo''ive (''nnuoit
>h- Car:iolimn State l11ti(ameS' l'ion~i. This
tne mee1'(tingt will 1h4 i'nlled by the Statle
ey' pres'ident41. 0. P'. (1oodwin,. to4 meel' at
ly At this connucil of' thle buineoss fo'
('y e'45 of thle l"armners' U'nioni of the
Lre state alI iGrenville it was a general11
ngICX expression1 of' delegates that t.he per'
"t' sonne of its i'epresent atives wei'e
re nmuch improved, and that, their adl
ng vancement in the knowledge of t.he
of business sidle of' the Union was appar
he ent to all. W. C. Mooi'e. our11 state
ng agerut, wais comiplimentred for his
I ~.ter'i lini.aacter as a man, and exe
r cutire business qualifien.tions as the
he head of this dlepartmnent of t,he Un
n-l ionl by a rising vote of the delegation.
Big Fish Eat Up the Little Ones.
1I- There is nothing new in this fish
be eating b)usiness. You all know how
this thing works. but mighty few of
yoti have tile pluck, grit a.id energy
to go oit harpooning for tle big fish
foi fear yol ig migt drop (lt of the
boat and go down into the belly of
Some1(b Wh1ale ilike old Joiah (did.
Now, old Un1icle liJonah made a mi6
take, like some of our uinorganized
farmers are doing today, and got in
tile wrong boat ; and when the t roub
led wiltes told on the old traitor lie
had to take his chances in the big,
open- sea by himself; and as Jonah
could not swallow the whale, Jonah
Imad to ake a dive under the troubled
waters in the belly of 'the whale.
Moral:--All you little fish cot.ton
farmors that. are eontiniiallv beiig
t-;!allowed by sleculators must join
ill with tlie Farmer's' 'llioll, where
yon will grow int o) a big fish at once
--tIen you will be in the right boat,
with sm141othi sailing il tlie still wa
(ers. Add youri stre n-th to the
rowtll of ie armers' ITIion, and
1111ke your ams' pr r lnizt ion
kin mnon th i fish thenlal.
suckers aift sharks will bv. readv to
flee from thlie wrat.h or tile king of'
At It Again-Broke Out In a Now
Prices on cot,ton 'ties has made a
jumip upwards. Now is a mighty good
time for cotton growers to make a
,iump for rouitidi lap 'cotbton bales and
knock t hie cotton ties oilt altogether.
After look,iig iiito the matter eare
fully for a lonig time T am stiek on
the round cot ton hale.
We iave dtlone a 'big sight of blow
ing about, using u) our idog-tail cot ton
for covering, but the cot ton hooks and
otilher rough jags in handling tear it
too easy. Biut it does up .the job all
righdt enough on t-he round bales, anil,
this home consuimption will take a
la'rge lot, of' this hard stock of cotton
off tile markel at a fair prive, atid att
the same time knock out both tho
j-.te bagginl iust and the cotton tie
41rust by making 1ur1. oNwN cotdton cov-.
ering in the Soith.
Parmilers, von linve said en1ough
about lhis cotton ba hiig business.
Von must L-et to'.-ether ani1(d endorse
this roul hale. :1nl lo r aloill' in
solid habir fi yo mln invtorvst,
and14 let fle tit trust t ake nre of it
The Profits to the Farmer in Using
Round Bales for Cotton are Many.
The rot'I'd bale saves from 55e. to
V5e. on every 500 pounds of lint. The
round bales are vory much easier to
lianldle, and take up oily about one
fouiI as mn111el room in warehouses,
wronls and ears as the square hales
(-mfblcln hlas, eovered withmlf
liiid vothlton hales cvervied withi
'I tmn haling proleets all tie linlt froml
'lir.. 21rimuiv and pillage. anl all hales
vnle h l' made of extra nniform w%'eii.,-htI.
aind size aii deenit in -oppearane.
.\hoot all that has kept this rounid
bali' bacik is t.he era fty gred of thle
('oirporuat ion ik. chairge of' the mnachine
ry, bitt as I 't'ee is nowu a not her riv~al
in thbe fiel thle outlIook fir a i'api)d
impr iovemen( lt ini b)aIi nu of cot ton is
very good ideedt.
IfI the farmiers'. will (lily gnt togethi
eri arnd demnid that r'oiund bhiling ma
cnery lbe -put in lby other' eiins, or
lInit uil r'ounid haliing mlacieryi of'
th'i own'. thre thli nj will lie dlone in
short ordr, andl a11 wihIlit be well.
Something in This for Farmer's.. .
l'armers must atltend to t heir owni
affaiiirs. If youn uns.t you r buisiness5 in
the' hainds of others, than those that
are diect ly intereisted~ aloniu' the' samre
lIi'e witlI Vout, it is e'iit raryv to 111imiut
iiatuire for otlhers to d'rip t heir own
in terei'st int thleir wn biusineiiss anid
take car'e of thle farmersl'i5i affairs firist.
T have attended quite a large nm
beir of farmers' business meetings in
time, bust for tact and determination
lie F'armner's' Union meet ibg of
Sout.h Carolina t,hat met in Green
v'ille on the- first of' May showed up
more goodl ,iudgment and( business
Aunlities than anly before in~ this
state. Results of' good work in a busi
ness wvay showed up more actual dol
lars to the number of men in it than
we were looking for.
If you waht to know more about
.this business mee-ting go out :to your
next county union meeting and.get it.