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VOL XLIV. NO. 44. NEWBERRYi 8 . Y MAY 31, 1907. TWICE A WEEK. 1.50 A YEAR
RAISE THE ROADS
TRUE VALUATION TO BE PLAC
ED UPON ALL OF THEM.
Many Protests Expected-Hearing to
be Had on Increase of $30,000,
000 in Valuation.
The State board of railroad asses
sors decided at a meeting yesterday
to place the valuation of all railrkid
property in South Carolina on a bas
is of 100 per cent. or at its true mar
ket value. This ,means that the valua
tion upon which all assessments upon
ra.ilroad property are made by county
and state will be over $62,000,000 as
agaiinst $32,000,000 last year.
The board, consisting' of Comptrol
ler General Jones, chairman ex offi
cio; Secretary of State McCown,
State Treasurer Jennings and Attor
ney General Lyon, has been in ses
sion two days and went over all of
the returns and figures for previous
years. Attorney General Lyon moved
that the law, as expressed on the sba
tute books, be carried out. This law
calls for all assessments at a true
valuation of property. The motion
was unanmiously adopted and the
board proceeded -to consider the val
ue of all railroad property in this
state. The results are as follows:
Alcolu railroad, valuation last
year $1,500 per mile; this year $2,
500 per mile. Total valuation $62,
Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line,
value last year, per mile , $19,800;
this year $50,000 per nile. Total val
Atlantic Coast Line system, value
mile -lut -yeir $11,095; this year
$25,000. Total value in South Car
Bennicttsville and Cheraw, value
per mile last year $1,500; this year
$3,500. Total valuation $50,750.
Blue Ridge railroad, value per mile
last year $3,850; this year $13,000.
Total in state $572,000. 1
Branchville and Bowman, per mile
last year $1,500; this year $2,800;
Carolina and Northwestern, last
year $5,000 per mile; this year $15,
000, total $444,000.
Carolina and Western, value per
mile last year $1,800; -this year $3,
000; total $21,000.
Charleston and Western Carolina,
value per mile last year $7,679; this
year $12,800; -toal $388,750.
Chesterfield and Lancaster, value
per mile last year $2,500; this year
$6,000. Total valuation $108,000.
Conway Coast and Western, value
per mile last. year $1,500; this year
$3,500. Total valuation $106.960.
Columbia, Newberry and Laurens,
valuation per mile last year $6,000;
this year $10,000. Total in state
Georgetown and Western, per mile
last year $4,000; th.is year $8,500. To
a~l valuation $360,000.
jGle,nn Springs, value per mile last
~ar $2,000; this year $3,500. Total
ampton and Branchv'ille, value
mile las t year $1,200; this year
000. Total for state $63,000.
ancaster' and Chester, value per
elast year $3,02.5; this year' $5,
;' total in state $143,000.
Northwestern Railroad of Soutn
'arolina, value per mile last year $3,
00; t;his year $5,000; total, $457,
Piekens railroad, value per' mile
last year $1,500; this year $3,500; to
tal for the state $31,500.
Seaboard Air lmne system, value
per mile last year $11,595; this year
$20,000, total for state $6,835, 700.
Southern railway, value per mile
last year $11,548; this year $22,500;
total for state $10,246,500.
Sou thorn rail aw~y, operating the
Carolina division, value per mile last
year $11,626; this year $25,000; to
tal for state $12,987,250.
Union and Olenn .Springs, value
per mile last year $1,500; this year
$3500; -total for state $66,500.
4harleston Terminal company, val
ue -last year per mile $11,000; this
a, $30,000; toal, $158,400.
Raleigh and Charleston, value per
mile last year $1,500; this year' $3,
500; total for state $58,440.
Seivern and Knoxville, value per
mile last year $1,500; this year $2,
500; total for state $52,320.
Union station, Columbia, last year,
$66,000; this year $100,000.
The total assessed value of proper
ty of the railroads for this year will
aimount to $63,500,000 in round fi
gures, against $32,040,319 for 1906.
The board, in anticipation of any pro
-tests made by the roads, had fixed
June 19 as the dily for a hearing and
in the meantime another meting will
be held to consider the assesments of
express companies, telephone and te
lepyhone and telegraph complanies,
street railway companies, and the
Pullman Car company.
Trhe action of the board is consider
ed of the greatest inl)ortance because
of the anticipated protests on the part
of the railroads and the hearing on
June 19 will probably be largely at
Long and Loud.
A noted evangelist was preaching
'the other (lay in an uptown church.
The family who entertained him had
a son who was unusuauy fond of at
tending service when his parents were
ready little Cahrles flatly refused to
go \vith tihem.
"I don't want to go to church,"
"What's the matter?" asked the
mother, much surprised, ''are you
"No but I -heard Doctor - be-.
fore, and I don't like him," confess
ed the child.
"Oh, Charles, that's a wicked thing'
to say," gasped the mother. "Tell
''Well,'' sa<id Charles, "lie preaeh
es so longi)jbatI cap't keep awake
and he )reaches so loud that I can't
go .to sleep.''-Ph ilatdelphia Public
He Wanted them Dead.
Mrs. Black was to meet her hus
band at a certain store. After stand
inz around for some time she grew
very impatient, and, thinking that he
misht have forgotten: to meet her,
etled him up on the 'phone. Suppos
ing that "Central" had given her
the right number she exclaimed:
"Hello, Frank! Is that you? I'm
nearly dead !'"
"Well, madam, I think you have
the wrong man. I'm an undertaker
and want them all deadl"
The follawing excuses are known to
have been received .by icachers in
publie schools, says the Sheridan Ad
"Please excuse my Jennie for to
day, as we wish to take her to the
nicture man this afternoon and get
her~ pretty likeness struck.
''Please let my Olive bring my
John,.ie -'s Ibooks home, as 'le is
sick wvith -t:he discussion of the gra.in
and the doctor don 't think hme will re
cover to olige his aunt.
''T am his mother's sister, who is
''Please excuse Henry for being ah
sent .two days; he stayed out to go to
his grandma 's funeral. T will try not
let it happen again. tfesp. T am yours
qund oblige. Mrs.
Must Hold up Something.
''Down in my state,'' salid the late
Renator Vance of North Carolina,
''our e'ourts are particular about
form and eeremonies. For-example, in
a court in Asheville a soldier who had
been battered considerably in thme
war wans brioulgh't in as a witness. The
indThe told him to 1ho(1ldip his right
''Can't (10 it, sir,' said the man.
'' 'Why not?'
'' 'Got a shot in. that arm, sir.'
''Then hold up1 y'ouri left.'
''The man siad that his left arm
had been amputated.
''Then.' sa,id -the judge sternly,
'you must hold up your leg. No man
can be sworn, sir, in this court unless
ha holdsa nn somathinngI''
THE NEWS OF PROSIRfY.
Moquent and Institictive Address
of Hon. A. F. Lever-Other
Prosperity, May 30.-The city
ill was crowded Tuesday night to
icar the address by 1Hon. A. F. Lev
3r, congressman from the seventh
listriet, to tle graduating class of
he Prosperity graded school. Mr.
Bever was introduced by a classmate,
Ur. R1. C. Counts, in a. happy speech,
elling of some of t-he college prainks'
)f the "boys." Mr. Lever 'had as his
ubject, "Wanted, a Boy.'' He show
d the kind of boy the.home wanted,
le town, the state, the nation-self
i-eliant, honest, truthful, consientious
>oys; boys who were not afraid- to
vork; hoys who rise, round by round,
Mle ladder after defeat; boys who
We the last defeat as a stepping stone
to victory; boys -whose efforts are
[heir best monuments; boys who are
working, struggliig to attai!). the goal
of success, even though it be adver
Mr. Lever paid a glowing tribute
to Gen. Wade Hampton. He said that
Hampton's most'enduring monument
was the one he had builded .in the
hearts of his countrymen and that
when that bronze statue in Colum
bia had moulded into dust Gen. Hamp
ton would live on and on. In clastb
language he pictured him as soldier,
statesman, citizen. The climax was
reached when lie -told of Hampton as
lie stood on the plaza at t'ie state
house in '76 and faced the thousands
of Red Shirts willing to dare and to
(ie for their old leader, and how he
afterwards told -President Hayes:
"'I have been elected governor of
South Carolina and by the eternal
help of God I will be governor or
40,000 of her sons -will rise in de
fense of my cause.' This was the
kind of boy wanted.
Mr. Lever spoke for over an hour
and held the closest attention of his
aidience to the close.
Mr. Lever goes from here to Den.
nark to address the graded school
The primary and intercollegiate
classes had their commencement Wed
nesday. The tenth grade had their ex
ere.ises at nigit, at which time diplo
mas were awarded.
The county superintendent of edu
cation ordered an election for a high
school under the recent act of the
legislature, to abe held June 14.
Crop prospeets are poor at this
time owing to the cold. Cotton is dy
ing and much has been planted over.
Mr.,Jacobl Miller had the misfor
tuine to get his hand eamlt in, the
chain on his reaper Tuesday. It was
badly manled but. his physician
thinks lie will be able to save it.
Mrs. T. Arown of Monroe, N. C.,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. E. 0.
Mrs. P. N. Livingston is visiting
her daughter, Mr's. F. E. Schumpert.
Jas. D. Quattlebaum has gone to
Ander'son to attend meeting of Grand
Lodge IKnights of Pyt-hias.
Misses Mat tie and Lillian Fellers
are a-ttending commencement.
Mrs. Tom Gallman and SOnl V. L.,
of the Caldwell sect ion, are v'isit ing
12. S. Boweras' family.
Dr. T. F. Littlejohn, of Union,
spent last Sat urday and Sunday in
Miss Frances Sout herla.nd. wh'lo has
benin chlarge of the millinery de
'pareme'nt of Moseley Br.os. store, will
leave Satur iday for her' home in North
Miss Ma rgamret Leekie will go to
Due WYest Satu mrday to at tend comn
m'ecemnent of Due WVest Female col
Miss Villa Kibler, of Newberry, is
visiting hem' s,ister, Mr's. ,Jno. A. Simp
F. HI. Shecaly, of Whit mire, is vis
iting t.he home folks.
Misses Emula Rac Shigh, ---
i3edenbaughi, of K'iblers, and Ban-na
3rieen, of Newherr'y, am'e visiting Miss
1Hon. A. F. Lover was the guest of
L,. S. Bowers while in town.
Misses Reb)ecca Mahoni, Rosalin
Sumnmr, of Newvberry, and Mr's. C.
F. Lathan pmnd 'Miss Toy Lathan, of
Little mountain, are guests at the
SNisses Alice Aull, Pauline Perry,
4t Homscal, of Newberry, and Mar
it UItth-, of Little Mountain, are
Vis1tng the Mi isses werts.
Afiss Nainnie Simpson, who has
beelt t.ahimg at Clinton camte home
yesterday to spend ier vacation.
Misses Marie uiidriek and Annie
Rentz, of Pomaria, are 'visiting
friends in town.
Miss Lucile Fellers, of Newberry,
Is visitin Miss Annie Laurie Lester.
Miss Annie Higgins, of Newberry,
is with Miss Lahlage and Lucy
Wheeler this week to atten( coin
Miss I,u.ie Hunt, of Newberry, is
visiting .liss Erin Kohn.
The ciniineneeieit exercises of
the Proserity graded school were
well attenled this week. The address
on Tuesd4ay eVening by Hon. A. F.
Lever was just grand. Ile held thej
large aidieice spellboulld for one
hour an( ten miiniutes. We have had
many de-lghtful lectires and d(lres
ses by very prominent speakers on
con)TIlecelent occasions but I can
searely recall one who gave our peu
ple On evening of. purer and more
genuine pleasure. His subject was,
''Wanted, a Boy-A genuine, true
American boy.'' He handled his sub
ject in a very able manner and com
mrtided the very closest attention
hitrig the entire evening. We have
never seen a larger crowd attend the
annual commencement address and
the behavior was just excellen'. You
could have heard a pin ra!2 almost any
time during his address.
The exercises of the graduating
class were held last night. Program
carried out as previously printed. A C-.
ter the exercisces it behalf of the
class of .1007, Dr. C. T. Wyche mnade
a. short talk and as a token of their
este4A., .tid love for Prof. Counts
presented him with a beautiful foun
tain pin. Prof. Counts was talkent by
suirprise but responlded with a few
verv touching remarks.
The diplomas to lie class as fol
lows: Herbert Lan1 ford, AlIen Les
ter. i'illius Siipson, 'iaiville Wyche,
Willie Mae Wise. Clara Ofibson,
Blanch Galliman and Annie Moseley
were preseted by Prof. J. S. Wheeler.
He also imade a very excellent ad
dess to the class before delivering
Dr. W. F. Bedenbaugh was called
home by the serious illness of his
mother Mrs. W. P. Bedenbaugh.
Mr. Win. Crosson and sister Vie
toria, of -Leesville, have been on a
visit to thtir .brother Mr. Jno. Cros
son of our town.
(Co.. J; L. Sense, of Wheelan(l, is
visiting his daughter, Mrs. C. T.
r. A. M. Counts, of Newberry,
b.as hen enjoyi,11g tle pleasure of a
visit to Prosperity.
Mr. F. Mathews and sister, Miss
Juliil are visit Ithelir aiut, Ms.
J. W. Hartman who' has been quite
sick for some -time.
Dri. WV. M. Blakemore left for his
home in Alabama on Sunday. After
visiting his parents he will go to Chat..
tanooga, where he will go into the
drumr businesi Dir. (Hlakemnore had
miade nmany friends during his stay
in Pr'osper'ity. Dri. Palmer of ('eorge
town succeeeds him as phar'maciest at
the Pr iosperity Dr iuig Co.
Woman and the Home.
''I 've' found a new inite'rest in this
weary old wor'ld, after all.' said a
eray ha:iried, mot herly' looking wo
man, ''aind it threatens to supersede
my" f';b: for fiorirn missions, whist
elinbs, miother congresses and all thle
otlher i iv'ers5ions of a lonely woman.
To make a long story short, or v'ice
ver'sa, T have nndl(ertakenl the heroie
work of restoring to my other'wise
charminrg grandchildren their lost il
lusions and imaginations. Who
knows, indeed but that. I shall wind
up by founding some sort of a
''Childr'en 's Anti..Ennui Society?''
''Parents complain becanse no onei
invents new toys and new amuse
ments for' tots scarcely ont of p)er
ambulha trs and short socks, wvho,
b)less me. o' care for their expen
siv'e French dolls, elaborately gowned
and cuoiffred and find their minia
lure engines and automobiles a p)all
on the spirit after all. D)ear me,
wrhen I 1(nnk back to the doll of my
ib days, a crooked neck squash co
luettishly arrayed in a kitchen dish
towel and with a num'erous progeny
of cute little green cuebilelhrs for a
raimily, I ai stricken with a deep and
lasting pity for these young beings
L)o tihle present period, who having
realied tile age of seven or there
ai.bouts have lost all their childish il
lusions and have no more enthusiasm
to live for. New toys are not needed,
believe me, but a .new kind of old
fashioned children, with lively imagi
nations and that gift of the gods,
ability to amuse themselves.
''Last summer, as an experiment,
I volunteered to give a 'house party'
to this youllg brood of iconloelists, at
the delight ful old country homei place
far from the fashionable summer re
sorts, where I was born more years
ago than I am going to tell you. jo
lie various parents went ofl on an
autonobile tour l.nd left. ime with
Orir-teen modern youngsters, rang
in-, inl year., froin five Io 12. most of
whom had never been to a sure
enough country farm before.
''Well, we had gay times, I can
tell you. There was the great, roomy,
rambling old house, with its story
book attic full of hidden mysteries,
green meadows and woods to roam
about in, animals aglore, from colts
to tiny chicks, to pet and become ac
quainted with, and every delight that
a country lad or lassie knows so
well. But not one ready made game
did they have nor a single story book,
except on Sundays or rainy days,
When home sickness threa,tened to
create a panic.
"No nurses traipsed after them
from morn till dewy eve, for it
was part of the scheme to inculepte
in my noble young descenda.nts a few
well defined streaks of self reliance.
Every chick and child of 'em learned
to dress themselves and had some lit
tIe duties imposed upon them in tle
care of their roois, and all hands had
to turn to in helping to get Sunday
supl)port. and wash the dishes after
ward. Dresses were changed but
o(c a1 daV except inl ena " f direct
accident and nothinl.g dressier. thaln
pretty little ginghams were tolerated
on this cointry jpuni.
"They went picnie.king, boating,
'and fishing, rode horseback and gave
parties u.nder the big spreading trees,
gathered posies and romped about,
barefooted and bareheaded anid when
twilight came and supper was over
and faces washed and sore fingers
and toes inspected and bandaged, we
gathered round on the lig porch anld
watched the great moon come ip be
hind the trees mind I told stories of
tle sport ald t-he advolnure, and
sometirmies-ShI!-a fairy tale, for
down in lie leart of liearts T soonl
learned they had that, childhood han
kering for wonderfiul thinigs.
'We went down in May to spend
the month, but. tarried through tihle
entire summer, and it.'s still a qlles
tion in my mind as to which enjoyed
the summer tihe most, the children or
their grandmother, for I almost felt
as if I had discovered the fountain
of eternal youth ini their mischief
and .prankish fun, and whlen at the
end of the experiment 'I retuirned to
the b)osoms of their families a bevy
of tannied, freckled and( healthy young
animals, minus a few isms, buit pIlus
'onisijlerab)le sense0 and nionsenise mind
childish enitusiasmn and simle)l de
lighly, I f'el thatn I hadi miot growni
too4 01(d to a l(compIli h lishsoehg afterci
all ; and( manylbe some *hay,' whni I aim
only an anicest or, thley' will a risc and1(
revere my memory and14 (call mn bless
ed. XWe are goiniig aigin iithis su i
A certaini aiftrlon in tis~ Ieown has5
been ini the hiaii of' appropriatlingt
her bettecr half''s nobb)icsl necktlies,
en ffhut.tons, slick pins and any other
article of personal adornmnent that
struck her appreciative eye. Like all
good Amciericani hiushaid hie has he
come resigned to his fate, but the
worm t urned on the occasion of a
reentii MnieU' affir ii w I hih Itook
lacl(e wit.h all iomnp andi glory. Thle
ihsand is a1 thiirty-thlird dlegree Mas
on and when one gels to bie a real
big mystic shlrine(r, or something of
thle sor't, one0 acquires a noble1 uni
form and( 8 peeculiar' form of' head
dlress wvhieb calls for a long, flowing
ostrict fearthier. T is all veriy impres
sive, nd, to the writer's mind1 thn
feather lends an almost coquettish
look to the manly cointonances.
Ostrich feathers has been the slo
gn of the spring milliners and you
don't hiqve to be a mind reader eith
er to guess what had happened. With
airy unconcern, the lady in question
had despoiled her good man's bonnet
ofI his gorgeous plume, for which lie
had parted wit.h eighteen real dol
lars, hied her fair self to Mme. Mil
liner, importer, who had dyed it a
beautiful shade of London smoke or
Pittsburg atmosphere and stuck it on
the cutest little mushroom-shaped
cliapeau iiahgintlble. Her husband
admired that lint effusively, especial
ly when lie learned that it had only
cost $10, and when lie came to don
his Masonic headgear she couldn'L
imagine why he flew in such a rage
iboit it, especially As she offered to
tack tle Pittsburg smoke phluie on
again, from her street hat. Men are
<Iiver animals and I am afraid in
elined to be selfish. 4
The manufacture of buttons should
present some interesting phases to
women nowadays when they are used
quite as much for ornamentation as
for utility. The invention of a new
button cos'ts the manufacturers many
months of thought and labor, and
thousands of dollars. In Birming
ham, England, where lie manutac
ture of buttons is an important in
dustry, 100,000 yards of linen and
fifty tons of metal are used by one
firm alone the making of the linen
buttons that are so much used *Qon
lingerie frocks. Every kind of met
al, from gold to iron, pure and mix
ed, is utilized and tons and tons of
every natural production capable of
being turned, eut or pressed, such as
clay, slate, vegetable fiber, resin,
wood, horn bone, ivory, jet and
pearl. Thirty-five tons of shells are
eit Ip weelkly by one firm that man
ufietiures tle earl buttons, anid thou
sands of people are employed in
Snoiltellomie, le lit.r, i liell(lilg old
worn out bool,s :1ii shoes, pnpier
ma11cie glass, and pwrelain en r in
to the hillt olt in ailuileture, while
many be:11tifill lttolls are made
from the hIfofs of cattle, eut into
form,l dlyed andl( pressed inlto Various
No womanii can he weli dressed
unless she has a sense of humor. For
example, listen to this bit of con
versation over heard in a street ear
recently: Dramnatis personae a lar
-e ponderous looking woman of eie
phliantine grace and a wistband that
"knew Io dissimulation,'' to a small
slriveled-up bit of femnioity, who
hung on to her every w "rd: Yes,
I've ahoutf decided to buy ie one of
those light eolored .tjumper suits this
yr YI ods and littlv fishes,
as the poets say, pietire 0that dear
miisguided, too, too solid person in a
"ilave you 'a good( dleniti frie?''
asked thle ('ustomer.
"Yes, ma 'am,'' answered the drug
gist 's young son, who had been left
in) t-emporairy charge of the store,
says t he'I hica-go Tr'zibun11e.
Turninrg to thle shlv es back of' him
he took dlow.n. a half pini bot the of
some05 kindt of' hiair restomat ivye anid
handehtd i1 to hemr.
"This isn 'I whlat T want,'' saidl thei
cutsIitomir. "T'lhiis is for the hair. What.
I ami hlak in-. for1 is a lprepariat ion for
"That 's alt i'ighit, ma 'am,"' Iho
boy' assured('. "It's just ais good for
one( ats thed4 the, aind it 's onlly 50
"G (eorige,"' shiarmply dernminded Mirs.
lFergumson as thmey sat at. breakfast a
fewmonigsag, whnat dlid y'ou (do
.with that letter to Auant Rachil I
2'ave y'ou to mail last WchdsdalTy ?"~
Mrfi. F'riguson elappedf hris hand on
t he 1breast pocket. of' hiis coait.
''Was it 1to Anua.t h?aciel' 7he ask
ed, hastily extr'ati-ing from the pocket
a handle of' teers and miscellaneous
dIoenmentis and hooking them over'.
"'Of couriise it was. I wrote to ask
lier'1 ('o com4 anid spend( thle nex t six
w~eekl with Iims."
"--. mailed Mt"- rCh..a-o Trbum