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LOSSES IN PEACH BELT.
rruit on the "Ridge" Reported Com
plete Failure.-Other Crops Pro
A special from Batesburg to the
Columbia State says: As was predict
ed after the unusually late frost this
spring, the peach crop of this sec
tion has turned out to be a complete
Throughout the famous peach belt
of South Carolina, including Ridge
Spring, Wards, Johnston and Bates
burg, a section which in recent
years had begun to rival any section
of the entire country for the quanti
ty and quality of its fruit, this un
fortunate condition prevails. Where
on previous years thousand of dollars
have been made the income from this
source the present season will be
Perhaps one of the heaviest losers
is Col. R. B. Watson of Ridge Spring,
the pioneer peach grower of the ;ec
tion. Where he made $5,000 on
peaches last year it is stated that a
crate can inot be gathered this year.
Other growers have suffered in
varying degrees, but all quite heav
A fortunate eircumstance, however,
is the varied crops that the farmers
of this section handle. The grain crop
h1as just been harvested and although
the outlook was discouraging earlier
kin the season the yield has turned out
ar, above what was expected. Most
f the farmers are more than pleased
pi . the harvest.
Like all other sections, the Ridge.
etion is behind with its cotton this
season, but conditions have been im
proving considueably of late and at
present the prospects are all that
could be hoped for.
MONUMENT TO THE NEGRO.
The "Old Mammy of the South"
Worthy of All Honor.
News and Courier.
A correspondent of the Woman's
National Daily, of St. Louis, Mo.,
writes in a very interesting and ap
preciative way about the the recent
great reunion of the Confederate vet
rans in Richmond. ''The next ionu
ent we build,'' said oie of the
:Daugliters of the Confederacy to the
,corespondent, ''will be to the 'old
mammy' of the South, who stayed
with the women and children and
elped to take care of them when all
e men were away, and who remain
even after the negro men deserted.
he was the friend of the Southern
.#oman and deserves a monument.''
This sentiment will appeal, we are
to the heart of the South. The
, kelations between the old masters
I their slaves were generally of
te kindliest character, and there was
o break in the true friendship ex
ting among them until the stranger
iligently sowed thle seeds of. dissen
The -'old( mamimy'' of the South is
worthy of honor. She filled a unique
~lace in the social economy of the
8outh, a'nd deserv'es to be held in re
themb)rance as one of the most faith
ful and p)athetic figures in the his
tory of this part of the country. It
is not to be expected that the out
side barbarians should know her or
appreciate her. She was a creation of
*Southern civiliz.at ion-the highest ci
vilizamtion of the New World-and
when she passed out. a great dleal wvas
lost in the life of the South. It is
hoped that the D)aughters of the Con
federacy will carry out their purpose
to build a mnemo(rial in her hionor', and
if it is to b)e done- it must be (lone
quickly. We are getting away rap
idly from the past, and b)efore the
memories of the historice South are
lost forever some memorial pile, built
y the contr'ibut.ions of those who do
not forget, should be set up as a
ign to all succeeding generations
~hat the South is not unmindful of
the fidelity with which the ''01(
~ammy'' filled her place.
More than 1 monument has already
~een ereeted in the South to faithful
olored folk. Thiei'e stands at Fort
ill, S. C., an imposing shaft built by
apt. S. E. White,' a brave Con feder
to soldier, to the negroes who served
im and his p)eople, 'and whlo wvas not
villing that t'heir memory should
erishi from the earth. This monument
tands ndar the Southern Railway
vithiin clear view of all the passers
y. Other stones have been erected
n memory of loyal slaves, but some
vhere in the South, in Richmond or
n Charleston, a grander shaft than
mny of these should be established
brough the contributions of the
outhern people to the faithful color
d men and wvomen who, having serv
d their white friends and neighbors
crc, have passed awvay.
Dogs and Automobiles.
It looks foolish on the part of a
og to run after an automobile speed
ing along at the rate of twenty miles
an hour. There are many dogs that
have the appearance.of being sensible
fellows that will run after every an
tomobile that passes their home and
manifest a regular brain storm. It
looks as if they would give up the
chase after trying it a dozen or twen
ty or thirty times. But they get i
the bad and rnprofitable habit and
are unable to break away from it.
They never hurt bhe automobile. They
only worry themselves and lose the
respect of all well-behaved, broad
minded .dogs in the neighborhood.
How very like many men are these
chasers and barkers at automobiles.
You find such people in the 'home, in
the schools, in society. The pulpit
and political arena is full of them.
They have an idea that their barking
and frantic efforts are going to scotch
the wheels of progress and hurl back
the inevitable. The political barker
sees nothing good in his party, or
any party, as for that matter. The
country has the dry rot, or else is
sapaped with corruption and hishon
esty. There is none good, not one, in
his estimation. Of course, the fol
lowing did not happen in Spartan
burg, where all our women are full
of love and charity, and given to say
ing kind things about their neighbors,
and doing many kind deeds with their
right hands when their left hands
know nothing of it. It was in another
town. A good woman had atten<ed a
club meeting, card party, talking
match or something of that sort. She
said afterwards in confidence to a
"Well, my head is turning round
and round. At that function I waq
thrown with Mrs. A. She skinned
about a half dozen of her neighbors
and did not rub any oil on. She did
not have a good word to say. It was
one constant barking at the heels -of
good people, who were not injured
The barker at teachers and schools
is very unwise. It seems -to me that a
dog with any reason about him, arter
chasing an automobile, would exam
ine the machine a little and say to
himself that is all right. But ihese
barkers at teachers never stop to rea
son. They snarl at teachers, trus
tees, school management, and there
is no let up in bhem.
A few days ago a friend from a
far-off town told about a pulpit bar
ker. He said: "A revival has been
going on in our town. The preacher in
charge wrapped his imnaculate robes
around him and consigned all other
denominations, who did not say
'Credo'' as he said it; and follow
the rules and submit to the ordinan
ces of his church, to limbo or some
other worse place. ' It does look as
if the (lay for such barking was over.
Three-quarters of a century ago it
was quite common for this sort of
wrangling and barking in the pul
pits. Now those who do it are like
the dogs that run after automobiles,
and seem to' have an idea that thev
are accomp)lishuing wvonders. When we
-onisider' all t hese two-legged b)arkers,
wve shall look with more patience oni
the foolish, loud-mounthed, brainless
dog~s that' run after automobiles.
WIPES OUT TAMILY.
Kills Wife, Three Children and Com
mits Suicide-Bloody Deed at
A special from Jasper, Fla., says
XV. WV. Barton, a carpenter, shot and(
almost instantly killed his wif~e, threeI
children and himself at his home
there. One victim, a child five years
of age, survived long enough to tell
that Barton did the killing. The
:hiots were heard about 10 o'clock
last night, but no attention was paid
to the matter until early today wvhen
neighbors, discovered Barton 's body
yning on the front porch and that of
his wife on the pack porch. The chil
dren were found in a bed room, the
pistol having been held close to the
mouth in each instance and the faces
were powder marked. Unhappy do
nestic relations. are b)elieVnd( to have
been responsible for the crime. Bar-I
ton left home Tuesday and~ didn 't re
tunn until late Wednesday evening,
when lie found the doors nailed
against him. HIe battered them down
and began -his work of destruction.
PROF, E. J. DREHER DEAD.
Weill Known and Highly Esteemed
Educator of Lexington E;as
Lexington, June 20.--Prof. Edwin'
I. Dreher, one of the most prominent
educators in the county, (lied at his
home here, at an early hour yesterday
norning, having been ill only a short
~vhile. The funeral services by his
inastor, Rev. W. H. Hiller', were held
at St. Stephen's Lutheran church, of
~vhich the deceased was a leading and
nfluential member, at 6 o'clock yes-(
terday afternoon aniid rne interment
was at the family plot in the cem
Prof. Dreher was born Oct. 2
1833, in this town and his paren
were John Robert Dreher and Robe
ca Caughman. Ie was marnied Ju:
5, 1874, at Walhalla -to Miss Eliz
both Janie George, who, with tv
children, Edwin G. Dreher, a promii
ent merchant here, and Miss Eth
Dreher, survive him.
1'rom 1872 to 1875, while Newberi
college was at Walhalla, he was v
able teacher in the college and aft
leaving there lie taught in Greenvill
Pickens, Spartanburg atin this cou
ty, in all for more than 53 year
spending the last few years in priva
tutorship, up to two weeks ago.
Prof. Dreher was noted for tl
pure, clean life he lived and he w
a hightoned, Christian gentleman, a
mired by those who knew him.
Rates from Newberry S. C., as fc
Season Ticket $19.55. Sold- dai
April 19th to November 30th.
60 Day ticket $16.30. Sold dai
April 19th to November 30th.
15 day ticket $14.30. Sold dai
April 19th to November 30th.
Coach Excursion $8.53. Sold en
Tuesday; limit 10 days. Endorse
"Not good in parlor or sleepii
Throunh Pullman sleeping cars, v
Atlantic Cost Line Railroad comnpan
Write for a beautiful illustrato
folder containing maps, lescripti
mater, list of Hotel, etc.
For reservations or any infoni
T. C. White,
General Passenger Agt.
W. J. Craig,
Passenger Triile Manager,
Wilmington, N. C.
OLD PIANOS AND ORGANS
for which we will allow the highe
prices towards now Instrumnon ts. b
Club rates to offer, but we Pled;
better Instruments for lhe sa-t.,
less moeY. hn those ait club ra
Write Malw;es Mu 1ic Iouse, C
lumbia, 6.C.. fovr speeix pricei at,I
The undersigned will furnish
first class barbeeue at Forks scho
house on the 6th of July, and wi
be pleased to have the public tal
notice and govern themselves accor<
ingly. In addition to a first ela!
FOR 100 CO
2 Coupons ii
Coupons also Redeem
JERSEY CITY, N. J.
to come and see the
hand; In looking ov<
good many things tha
a sacrifice. Everyone
Come and jud;
Mrs. S.. I
D- dinner, further entertainment and
amusemoit will be provided for
5, those. who desire something besides
ts a good ditier.
0- H. F. Counts,
ty Caldwell Ruff.
0 E. SHEEHAN
r Bottler of Imperial Ginger
e, Ale, Root Beer, Cham
pagne Cider, Wiseola and
t Domestic Lager Beer in
pints, 10 dozen to the cask,
$7.50 per cask.
Write for complete price
list. Wholesale and retail
dealer in Wines and Li
ly Before letting
the contract for
your new build
ing see W. T. Liv
i Work. Lowest
Lock Box No. 59.,
Newberry, S. C
Our new and up-to-date Soda
Fountain? No! Well, call and
e a beauty.
We are ready to serve you
v the purest Ice-cold Drinks to
Cur Ice Cre.- ris well known
and it shall be our aim to serve
- it in approved style.
Call early and often and be
['TE OF QUALITY
i Each Package!
able for Valuable Presents
ST. LOUIS, MO.
Bargain we have on
er our stock we find a
t we are going~ to sell at
of them good va'ues.
ire for yourself.
Right in Th
With a great line of Spring
ing. Slippsrs, Shoes, Strai
Embroidery, the new thing
Goods a specialty. The cr
pass anything that has ever
means that our 1907 Ha
equals. Our other lines cc
and as usual you will fin
New Drop Head Domestic
Machine, Drop Head, 20 y(
People say Moseleys ca
make pi ofit. What differe
ple say as long as you get tt
In fact anything y<
Don't forget. to c
They are also agE
Which we use are withc
We believe in PURI'l
We constantly preach
We alaspatcPURITY counts, and
~'Ask your doctor.
Season, Sixty Day and
daily, commencing Apri
vember 30th, 1907.
Very low rates will also
BR ASS BANDS in uni
STOP OVERS will be;
and Fifteen Day Tickets
For full and complete
Agents Southern Railws
e Front Rank.
and Summer goods, Spring Cloth.
v Hats. Elegant line Laces and
:s in Summer Dress Goods, Black
eations in millinery will easily sur
been shown at this store, and this
ts have no superior and but few
mplete and full of new fresh goods
d our prices just right. Just think
Machine $25.00, New Defiance
ars guarantee, $17.93.
.n't sell the goods at the price and
nice does it make to you what peo
ZRITY, S. C.
is & Ruff
) & NEWS
>u need along that line.
:all on them.
.nts for Laurens Steam
ut exception the purest grade.
'URITY when preparing medi
counts,for much, in medicines.
Fifteen Day Tickets on sale
1 19th, to and including No
be made for MILITA RY and
orm attending the Exposition.
llowed on Season, Sixty Day
, same as on Summer Tour
information call on Ticket
by, or write
R. W. Hunt
Charleston, S C