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VOL XLIV NO. 51. NEWBERRY. S. C.FRIDA.Y eUNE 28, 1907 TWIE A WEEK. i 50 A YEAR
SOUTH< OAROLINA POLITICS.
Woods Full of Candidates, Though
Many are Slated for Reelection
and the Primaries Are in the
Distant Future Prospec
tive Candidates are
Not Slow in
Columbia, S. C., June 23.-Al- I
though it is a long call to the next i
general primary, nearly 14 months, I
and .although even then most of the i
incumbent state house officials will
have an easy time getting re-elected
f they ask for reelection on account
f the custom of reelecting to a see
<term, interest in state politics is I
etidily increasing, and prospective i
ndidates are constantly multiply- i
- . There are really no "off years"
n outh Carolina politics, there al
being a sufficient supply of can- I
ia tes with an eye on the main I
hance to keep things lively.
The very poor salaries -paid state
eficers, $1,900 a year, may open the
ield to several positions, the cost of
ving in Columbia increasing with
ainful regularity. Though he has
ade no (efinite statement Adjutant
fenle'a1l Boyd has been talking for
me time as if he will step down
id out at. the end of his present I
rm on this account. He is making <
good oficer and as this is his first (
-m it is not likely that anybody I
uld offer against him if he asks I
re-election, but lie is constantly I
ling the pinch of a small salary. 4
lie does not run it is likely that I
ree or four will offer for his place. t
1. Henry T. Thompson, Col. W. W. I
rce and Major L. W. Haskell are t
obtible candidyxtcs on account of t
eir 'deep interest in matters mili- <
ry. If, however, the militia fails to i
ss the reqhirements of the Dick
w and is cut off from Federal aid, i
many military men fear will be
e case, it is not likely that the place
ill be so much sought after. E
Where Finances Pinch.
The Attorney General's office is an- i
ier place where the finances are J
ching acutely, but Attorney Gen- ]
I Lyon is a hard worker, with t
emingly a brilliant political career i
ore him, and his friends think he i
be persuaded to remain in politi- <
life. He has not said he would i
er for reelection, and lie will cer- i
ily be strongly urged to remain in ,
itics. His is another striking ease I
which Senator Tillman has failed I
trying to run down a man who got I
lie present indications are 'that
mptroller General Jones will not
er for reelection. Though lie feels
privations of a small salary with I
arge family to maintain, Mr. Jones I
been used to hardship all his I
and is not the sort of man to I
on account of rough places in I
road. His wvhole heart is in the
t lie has been making against
vy odds for several years to get
state tax system on .a business
basis, to secure a uniform method<
yookkeeping in the hope to avoidi
constanitly recurring county gov-i
lent scandals throughout the<
~, land to get property assess
s on a just and equitable basis,
there seems no prospect of any
~ature aiding him to carry out
usiness career before next sum
lhe usual crop of candidates wvill1
rise up to ask the votes for
Gubernatorial Poltic" i
side the gubernatoriat ofieo
tary of State R. Maxey Mc.Cown
to be the only state offeer look
on by the politicians as sure to1
eck into offee without opposi
He1 says definitely that lie willI
for re-election. There has been
talk of. Governor Ansel step
lown out bf the offee of Glover-1
id running for the seniate against
er, but 'there seems to be nioth
Sthis but talk. It may not be
ini this connectioii to observe
nO le omieo of Governor has every
rance to daily newspaper visit
a-it of being run entirely and I
by Martin F. Ansel, wvho makes
ni decision and follows his own I
and in most matters keeps his
tinsel, and so far lie has made
ided impression that his will be
thoroughly business like and sen
;ible administration if it does lac1
,pectacular features to appeal to th
State Treasurer Jennings will like
y offer for re-election, but he ha
iad several terms and will likely no
lave a walkover this time, althoug]
;o for nobody has come out to frigh
;en Mr. Jennings with a definite an
iouncement. No particular fault i
>eing found with his administratior
ind if he is beaten his successor wil
ikely have to depend mostly on th
otation in office appeal.
Some time ago State Superintend
mt of Education Martin talked ns i
1e would not be a candidate for re
fection, lie having served severa
;erms, and it was generally believei
ibout the state house that he woul
,o in for a business career, but sine
t was announced that County Super
utendent Elmore, of Spartanburg, i
iankering after the place, Mr. Martii
ias let it be known that lie is not .ai
ipplicait for membership in th
lown and out club, though lie ha
>een a joyful member. If he runs h
vill sprint on an anti-compulsor,
-ducation platform, which will len
nuch interest to his campaign as th,
ssue is a live one.
Mr. Caughman Popular.
Chairman B. L. Caughinai of th,
-nilroad commission will be a candi
late for reelection, not being dis
10ou1raged by the Jonalh conunen
ieard in connection with the boari
Ior many years that no railroad com
nissioner can be re-elected. Mi
,aughman is a very popular man, an
ill politicians concede he is wise ii
lie ways of politics. But that lie wil
iave strong opposition there is no
he slightest doubt, although beyon
he perpetual candidacy of Canzlei
)f Tirzah, who says lie is going ti
unl against all comers till he is elect
d, there are no definite announce
The action of the next legislaturi
m the liquor question, and the re
ilts of whiskey elections in the sev
ral counties in the next two years
%ill determine the line-up and plat
orms for gubernatorial honors afte:
Mr. Ansel gets another term. And ye
he race seems already to be takin,
sort of tentative shape. Though thi
esults have not been finally declar
d officially in either case it is credi
ably asserted that both Kerghav
md Marion counties have takei
tands in the prohibition column
K.ershaw voting out the dispensarie
md Marion refusinr to vote them ii
3ut the greatest interest centres it
lie fir,hit about to come off in Rich
and county. The petition has receiv
d eniough names to wararnt the call
ng of the election, the superviso
inving announced that he is satisfie
is to the showing, and it looks as i
he county will go ''dry'-this ii
;pite of the fact that Richland i
naking a showing in gross sales am
>rofits about three times better that
mny other county, and is requirii
:he law to be more strictly enforced
'he board gives every promise o
dearing about $150,000 in net pro
~its for the taxpayers. Prohibition
sts, high license advocates and stati
lispensaary adherents are unitingt
till thme county dispensary system.
To Oppose Latimer?
Ex-Speaker of the House M. I.
smithm, a man of striking intellectua
ibility anid a good campaigner, ha
yeen spockn of as likely to rui
igainst Senator Latimer, but his clos
3t friends assert that lie will no
mike that race, but will likely ri
~or Governor on a prohibition plat
'orm instead. IIe has: been one o
he state dispensary leaders for tI
)ast several years. As pointed out i1
his correspondence several weeks ag<
P~rohibitionist J. Wright Nash, o
spartanbhurg, and Mayor R. C
Reitt, oif Charleston, are also stroni
irobabilities, thme lat icr probably o1
i high license platfrnom. Mr. C. C
[eatherstone, of Laurens, who, wa
lefeated on a prohibition pla'tforn
<everal years ago, talks as if hi
iight make thme race again on th
mmie plat form. And of course Pro
iibit.ionist Joel E. lruinson,* of Sum
te, will likely be in thle race if prC
libitioni is going to figurie in it.
But thle fomerc st,ate dispensar;
dvocates will by no mean's b)e a uni
n favor of 1prohibitior.. Your corres
- pondent has discovered several e
C eeptions, the Imost notable bein
e state Senator LeCrand Walker, c
Georgetown, the most engaging debt
. tor in the Senate for many years an
s who is known as ''the brains of ti
t state dispensary faction.''
''I will certainly never vote fc
. prohibition,'' he said to your corre,
. pondent, "for itself or as a step t
s nothing else. To my mind about t1i
most loathesome thing in the world i
I hypererite, and I will never vote fc
e a thing that manufactures hypercritt
by the wholesale, as prohibtion a
ways has done and always will do.'
He was asked about his famous pr4
dicition he mllade in the senate la.
witer about the direful things thr
would happen when the county di!
ipensary system was substituted fc
the state dispensary.
The heartiness of his laugh w
''A.'' he said, ''they are cominl
true, and the last one of them wi
conie true if the county system is a
lowed to run long enough. I will hal
lots of fun putting my thumb to ill
nose at those prohibitionists an
county dispensary fellows next wih
ter when I get back. I'm checking ol
those predictions one by one as the
Aid lie ttave a vivid illtistration
(lie performa1T1cV. evervbodv abot
lim joii;i112 inl tle laugh.
TO UTILIZE COTTON STALKS,
, Gaffney Men are Having Machir
' Built for Making Paper
Gaffncy, June 25.-Messrs. B.
K ,7uhne and J1. L. Daniels have -oi
to Charlotte for the purpose of ha,
ing a machine built with which I
imaufacture paper pulp from the f
ber of the cotton stalk. A;fter tI
commereial value of the machine h
been practically demonstrated a plai
will be established at Gaffney for tI
. purpose of turning out the machini
~ in large quantities.
DIES AT A BALL GAME.
L. W. Perrin, of Abbeville, Passi
Abbeville, June 25.-L. W. Perri
died suddenly of apoplexy here th
a fternooi while watchiwn the ba
0ame between Abbeville and Greei
wood. le was sitting in a buggy wil
W. S. Cothran, watching the game, i
which two of his sois were playing
and fell over suddenly on Mr. Cot]
~ ran 's shoulder dead. Ie was the oh
- est member of the Abbeville Bar au
has been master of Abbeville count
r several years. Ie i)sg the olde!
elder in the Presbyterian Church an
a- Confederate veteran.
Mr. Perrin was in his 65th year ai
has always enjoyed good health. I
is survived by his wife and six chi
d (ren, RI. M. Perrin, of New Orleam
IMr's. A. W. Smith, of Spartanburg
TI. C. Perrin, o f At lant a ; Mrs. T.
White, L. W. Perrin anid Wum. Pc
r in, of this p)lace.
Mr. Perrin waOs widelyV conneet<
thIiroughout thle state and his uiitimel
endl has cast gloom over the entil
FORTY CENTS POUND
IS PAID FOR COTTO:
First Bale of New Orleans to Theac
tNew York Brings Very Fancy
New York, .June 25.-The first ha
of new coltion to arrive at New You
was5 sold at auction in front of tI
cotton echlange today. Lathami, Ale;
ander & Co., were thle successful hi<
dcers. The purchase price was 4
e ents per' piound.
3 Cards have been received in Nev
i herry t.o lie miarirag~e oif Miss Leil
A ustelle Fulmier, of Columbia, an
e Mr. Hlufus W. Hfutchinison, of Uniol
- to lake place at thie home of' tI
- briide 's pafrents . Alir. and Mrs W. V
- Funlmer, Columbhia. 5. C., on Wedne
t The one cnre for the '' Black Hand
- is amputation.
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
f Death of Mrs. J. W. 1artman-Sun
- day School Convention-Oil Mill
d Directors-Dividends Paid.
Prosperity, Jlune 27.-Dr. Forrest
r Bedenbaugh will succeed Dr. Palmer
- as Pharmacist at the Prosperity
0 Drug Co.
e We have often heard of enjoying
s the good things of this life but have
never been able to get as much out
s of it as sonic persons do. On a certain
Saturday not so very long ago one of
our citizens regaled himself with ice
cream to the extent of just an even
it dozen. This is what we would call
getting the good out of life.
Departed this life on Wednesday
June 26th, Mr. .1. W. Hartman. Mrs.
IHartman had a stroke of paralysis
some weeks ago and was thought at
one time to be doing nicely but a re
lapse came and she has beenl quite
sick for some weeks. She bore her
e suffering withi fortitude and resigna
ytion and was never heard to complain.
d She will be laid to rest. in Mt. PIl
grim cemetery on Thursday at 10
o'clock a. In. Mrs. Flartman was an
active church wvorker and an earnest
Christian woman and slit will he
missed not mnly inl her 1ole but in
Ither chlurch :ndl inl the SinidaY seloml
aid the missimnn - v society. She lea
ves a husbaid and live clildren.
MeEsrs. W. A. and E. S. Tartman, of
Atlanta and .1. lHerry\ and Joe B. of
P Prosperity and Miss Alma the only
dauihter. We extend our sympathy to
the bereaved ones.
Miss Jessie Moseley is visiting
friends in Newberry this week.
e Mr. T. H. Thompson, of Columbia,
- caime up Sunday and spnt the day
.0 With his "father returning on Mon
te There will be a 'eue given at Bach
is man Chapel chureh on lie 26th of
it July for lie benefit of the church;
'e notice of which will al)pear in the
!s advertising columns of The Herald
Our baseball players and fans are
talking how they are going to play the
Brooklyi leam of Newberry on tile
s 4th of July. Time will tell.
Mr. B. S. Schumpert, of the South
1ern Railway, is in Prosperity for a
Ilittle rest and vacation. "Sump' is
one of the old reliable and when lie
is at te throttle there is no danger
for lie " will pull you through safe.''
Mrs. Mary Rawl left on Wednesday
for a visit to relatives in Georgia.
2 Some of0 our celebrated fishermen
have been 1t tile river to try I hei I
d luck again ;nid at this writing we have
y not heard thle suecess that they met
t with but hope to lie able to make a
d full report in our next. Messrs. F. E.
Seliumperl. S. D. Duncan and P. C.
1 Siigley were among the number tiat
went on tiis quest that is so dear to
the foliowers of Tzaak Walton.
Miss Kate H-oward ret urned to~ her
home in Helena, Ga., on Montday, aif
te Ir a very pleasant visit to her si~s
er, MrI s. IR. T. Pugh, of ouri.t o)wn .
Maiss Naniiie Simpson aiid Miss
aMary Lizzite Dunncan wvill make an ex
y tendtetd visit to relatives ini Leesvillhe
'e the lat ter part of the week.
Mr lloward McWatiers, of A iMiat a,
Ga.. tame ovIer on Siunay to visit
his daueghtter little Miss I'llhel and re
n tuned on lMind ay accomni i ed by
hi .\iss ECnna BelIl hiaw~ been called to
Newberry professionial ly to be withI
Mirs. Burr Mart in.
Messrs. W. A. aiid 1I. S. H art man,
te ofI AltIa. werie taIlledihee coduay by
kj thle dealth of Ihiri mothlier, Mres. .
a W. H-art man, who has been siek for
.., some time.
-Mr. and Mrs. E. D). Redenbaughi
0have been visiting in Newberry.
Miss Ellen Werts is visit iing ini Lit
tIe Motin thiaI iis week.
f Johni Pat Wise is taking advantage
of the hot we'ather antd has goane to
a Mess lhie Wise, Hart Kudhn
andu (Chriu thirre hiave returnedcu
I rom dJanwwwn~vl andi report thJal
Cthere is pal ' there to see andl hatt
there iiind that lie manm
I utii is dh all it ean o, get ulhe
Mirs. Aiinit B elle Browne and little
w'\ishin'' hiave gone to Banesbung to
visit Mr. and Mrs. John Browne.
The U. 1). U. will meet next Wed
nesday, July 2nd, with Miss Lizzie
Mliss Lula Moseley has returned
Dr. and Mrs. Palmer left on Tues
day for their home in Georgetown.
Dr. P1lmer had made many friends
during his short. stay in our midst.
The Clemson Exhibit Car will be
at Prosperity on Friday, August 9.
The attention of the public in gen
eral, and the farmers in particular is
called to the coming of this car.
Mr. Leland Selumpert, son of our
townsman, B. B. Sehumpert, has been
Iromioted to tarin dispatcher on the
Seaboard Air Line. This a merited
Mr. J. M. Jay, after two years of
successful work in the Prosperity
Cottoii Oil Co. mill as manager, has
resigned to neeept a similar position
with tile Johnson Cotton Oil Co. We
regret to lose Mr. Jay and his inter
est ing family. Our loss is Johnston's
Mr. 11. .J. HIaw has been elected to
succeed Mr. Jay. The past year was
the most prosperous in the history of
our oil mill.
At lie meeting of (lie stock holders
ifd the P1rosperity Cotton Oil Co., held
.1tm 22, the fololowing. board o di
1'e(1rS WaIs elvected: M. 11. KemlPsOn,
.1. L. W ise. A. 11. llawkiins. 'J. S.
Wiheever, (4,eo. V. Iunt er \\, W.',T. .P1h,
R. T. Pui.h. The board elected
Messrs A. 11. Hawkins President, U.
Y. lunter Vice President, R. T.
i.i-ug Superintendent and Treasurer,
H. J. Rawl Manager.
The meetings at the A. H. P.
church, to be conduitetd by Riev. \V.
W. Orr, 1). D., will begin on Friday
eveniini. at 8 o'clock and will be held
daily at 11 a. ill. and 8 p. m. Dr. Orr
is a forceful preacher an11d Iluch good
will no doubt. result from these
Franlk Ward Selhumpert, of tihe S.
A. L. Railway, was in town a couple
da.ys this week, visiting his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. 13. 13. Selhumport.
Next Sunday being the 5th 1un
day there will le no preaching set
vice in Cirave church. Pastor Reps
will go to Mt. Tablor. Sulnday school
will be at 9.45 a. m.
The following is lie programin for
tile Newberry Conference S. S. Coi
vention of tle Lu1theran -huireh to be
beld in St. Luke's Cliurch, .1nly 17-18,
Devotional Exercises eomtiletv(e bY
Hol Clall of, Sundiay Schools, and
First Tol)ie: 'I'lTe Cot vet.ion. Open
ed by Rtev. S. 1. Koon.
Second Topie: How to nlist the
Interest of the Younltgt People in the
Sunday School. Opened by Dr. Crom
er. To he discu.ssed by tle Convenl
Third.~ Topie: ReLverence' in thle noi
day Schtool. Opened by Rev. A. .J.
Blowers. 1). 1).
FourthI Topic: In I his C ommiercial
*.ge shothl niot thle Suntday School
bi' y rent sItress ion the tact that Prao
Ipertyv is a rust11 and not a 1Prize?y
)pened lby itev. M. 0. J1. Kreps.
Rondg TIable Tialk, conidueled by
A. 1. ohn.
The hoard of' direcdtors' of' the Bank
if' Prosp eri Iy have' deelared1 asmi
aiinnial dhividlend of' 4 per ccent and
hias $l14,000 in sutrpl us funtid accounmt.
TIhe Peoples Nat iontal htas decla red
at dividet'd of' 3 per' cent on its capi..
I al stock.
TIe oil imiill appieid its pr'ofits to
Itle li'iadtion of ontst andinw indebt -
I niess. Tin pilanit is a $.10.000l one,
aim,lihas been nuceessfnally mann!xed
n~te e rectlion. it amnoltier year~ it will
bie clear oef db,t . amid will lie a vaint
6 Itw bn .' ' Iitji' s hre arme
t>iil ef' Pri..1rity........jl000 00
)Ueueples Nat ion al..........750 00
ENTERED WOMAN'S BED ROOM.
Negro Stirf up Excitement at Kings
treo.-Young Miss Kennedy
Aroused by Band of Negro
on Her Foot.
Kingstree, June 25.-Yesterday
morning about 4 o'clock a negro man
entered the bed room of Mrs. W. F.
Kennedy and her two daughters and
took hold of the foot'of one of the
young ladies, who made an outcry,
causing the negro to fly. He was not
recognized and there was no clue to
the Imliscrealit, but suspicion was di
rected to the trestle gang at work up
on Black River Bridge, and when
thle valise of Anltrum11 Cannon01 was
searched a tie bearing the name of
Tames Vause, who was sleeping in
the Kennedy house, and a handker
chief marked with the name of one
of the daughters, were found. When
two or three men approached Can
11on for the pirpose of arresting him
he precipitately fled into Black Riv
er Swamp, where he is still supposed
to be hiding. A searching party of
soime fifty Inlel failed Ito find any
trace of him.
'ihe iegtO is a tall black man and
his home is inl Charles'ton1. The ladies
are ighIly respected, aid tile event
1im.s caused a ol4d tal of' vxCitemlelt,
1an if the ellow is vallI it may .o
har11i4d with Iih li ileit'ss he is veIy
(piieikly gotten behind ile hars. The
sear1ch is still being kept up. and tie
man will probably be caught in the
next 24 hours.
Every train was searched last night,
an1d w'Ien tile 9.30 train ('aite inl a
tramp negro, riding on the cow catch
er, jumped off as the train came to
a stop. le was at once seei by the
watcliers, who mistook him for the
man they were iunting, andl called
on him to surrender. The negro ran
1111d Sole three orl fori' shots were'
fired at him, one taking effect in the
fleshy part of' one leg, bringing him
down. It was sooni rouinI that this lie
gro was tie wrong- party and lie was
released today. Hfis wound is a trif
TO CELEBRATE FOURTH.
Interesting Program Arranged for
West End Baseball Park--Every
The 4ti of .lily, whih is Thurs
day of next week, will he eelebrated
at West. End base hall park, with
U-o,0d ball betweii Clinton and New
bery' v linrdle r1aevs, 1 , 00 yard (11ash
e': conert by the Newhei:ry band,
and an exellent barheelie dinnier, and
it is expected t1o make the day a gaia
oiie for1 all who love sports of' this
kild. Eveir-ybody13 is invited wh]o walt,s
to eljoy anii orderlly, Cleanl celebration
of the iiatal day.
Vallnable first 11111 second(l prizes for
lie winiers of elah c'oitest have been
Admission 25 eenis, boys 10 cents,
ladies ''ee, grianld stand for all for
11.0))0 o'clock. Concl(er't by Newberry
(Con erit Biind.
9.15 o'clock. 100) y'ard IDash, open
fori boys' iundier 10( yearvs..
9.30) o 'clock. IIinr'dle l?aee' for boys
nuder('i 18 yearsi' of' age.
945 o'clock. I 00t yardt )ashi, opent'l
to Ite world,
I0.00 o 'clock. Base lBail Game,
(lintIoil vs. Neiwberry'3.
12.00 0o''clock. Barbteene 1)inlner.
2.01) o 'cloc'k. Band C'oncert.
2.15 o 'clock. Saick I(ee for boys
uerel IS yearJls of age.
2.3(0 oi~' Itok. E'zg Itau', opewn to all.
2.45 o 'clocik. Thre ie I,egged liace
fori boys~ underI '1 18 years o. f age.
3.0))0 o'clotck. IPtat o Hact', op eln to
-I.00)t ''cli<. iBast Ihal Gamc, Cilin
Io 'iivs. N(ewbcirry.
Lion Furniture Co.
tiOfl oh ia' .ie.o me .c:il i n(i
lention. totheyr paynnone eignt.i an-h
thle re fort' yo u ei can have th~e advant Iage
of' lheir large stock to select fr'om