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VOL XLIV NO NEWBERRY. S. 0. FRIDAY JULY 0, 1907.
46neral Butler Gives His Views On a
Gen &-al have you -given any atten
tion to he matter of a Trolley Line
"Yes. Two or three years ago I
had a coference with some gentle
men in Augusta on the subject, and
a number of us living on or near the
line of the proposed route, took the
troubl,e at the suggestion of our
friends in Augusta who feel confi
dent they could finance the enter
prise, to get up a great deal of data,
such for instance, as to the population
of Edgefield and Augusta, and on
each side of the proposed line of five
"'Also the q,antity. of agricultural
and dairy products within the area;
the amount of freight and passenger
traffic approximately at least between
the two points, etc.
"We submitted this information in
the form of a report and our friends
seemed well pleased, with the show
ing. The next thing they wanted to
know how the people, and business
men of the town of Edgefield felt
Did you make any canvass with a
view of ascertaining the feeling?
"Yes a partial one of a personal
character, and to our surprise found
that some at least of the business
men weren of only not in favor of
such trolley eonuection, but decidedly
opposed tb)Iit on the ground among oth
ers that a trolley would make Augus
ta too convenient and accessible a
market for the people of Edgefield.
On reporting this fact to the fnacial
people who had been considerimg it
they of course abandoned it. They
said if Edgefield was not able to help
financially the town through its pr(t
per authorities might render its good
offices, grant rights for terminal fa
cilities, grant rights of way, etc., and
therwise f.ve encouragement.
The ycute proposed was from North
Augusta where connecticis could have
been ni:ide with the Augusta trolleY
system and thereby avoid the neces
sitv Cf bridging the Savannah river.
'Thenee up the valley of the Savannah
to the mouth of Big Stevens creek to
a p( -t near Republican chureh;
thence to Edgefield by the most prac
ticable route which would probabl.y
take in Ropers Cross Roads. I have
ridden over the line repeatedly, and
while I am not an engineer, I have
a. pretty good eye for topograhy and
do not hesitate to say there are no
enineering difficulties in the way.
" If we had the Trolley from Augus
ta there would be ten dollars spent i
the tow-n: of Edgefield where there is
Woul y(1 ~i~kit adhisab;le tc
sten~ at EdgeBeld?
"o. The Newherry Herald and
News is righ-t, if we can get the line
to Edgefieid it is boud to gro vi~
a da to Ne-wherry and possibly tc
Whitmires on the Sea Board Air Line,
"'The people of aSluda would help
fi-c~ialy. as I am informed. TnIe
rowould pay--for it passes througli
as fine a farming and healthy country
a ran he found la the South or any
-1t weauld bring into market excel
lent water powers on Big Stevens
Creek, Big Turkey creek and Big Sa
luda and other minor streams, anc
ooen up as fine country as can
found in the South and I believe
-would pay from the beginning.
"possibly the line might be extend
ed from Edgefield to Greenwood i.
the Saluda and Newberry, peopl~
7ailed to do their part.''
SALUDA OIL MTTJ, SOLD.
Property Bought by Stockholders fo:
Ten Thousand Dollars.
1ews and Courier.
Saluda, July 2.--The Saluda Qi
Mill was sold here yesterday to thi
highest bidder. It was bid off by Mi
M. T. Pitts for the drckholders a
the upset price, $10,0' The presen
tokholders who wish to do so ca:
either retain their holdings or re
eive forty een-ts on the dollar fo
their stock, each being cared .for un
er the sale. Thge paid up capital1
$25.f dollars, and it is a very fi
.rpet uner proper mnanatemencft.
hrKILLNG NEAR E~DGEFTI .
Edgefield Farmer, Charged With Mur
der, Spends but Brief Time in
Jail-Record Case for Swift
I The State.
Edgefield, July 2.-This morning
E. T. Chappell, who lives on a farm, I
one mile below town, shot and killed
George Griffin, an elderly negro ten- I
ant on his place.
The tale goes that Griffin had enter
ed into contract, or obligated him
self not to hire any of his children
off of the Chappell place until the lat- :
ter's crop should be gathered. Griffin, I
it is said, broke this agreement by
hirinz one or more of his children
off the place. This brought about a
dispute in the field. Griffin, it is al
leged, essayed to pick up a rock to
hurl at Chappell and was shot and
killed by the latter. Chappell sur
rendered to the sheriff and was plac- 1
ed in jail on a charge of murder.
Bail Granted in Record Time.
Took the life of his fellow man at
9 o'clock in the morning; ordered re
leased on bail at 9 o'clock at night of
the same day. That is the first chap
ter in the Edgefield homicide case re
Mr. J. Wm. Thurmond, attorney
for F.. T. Chappell, appeared. before
Judge Chas. G. Dantzler last night
and made application for his release
on bail. The ev6 e before
the acting corone .. Brun
son. was submitte&. togetl-._r with an
affidavit of the de'iJant. rad at 9
o'clock the order of bail in the sum
of $1,000 was signed an,d promptly
telephoned to Edgefield by Mr. Thur
Solicitor Timmerman was notified
by wire by Mr. Thurmond yesterday
and requested to come to Columbia
i.mmediately, so that unnecessary de
hay mni-ht be avoided. He waived his
rioht to three days' notice and came
here and was present last night when
the order was signed, agreeing to
Afdavit of Defendant.
The affidavit of the defendant is
"Personally appar1 ';'re me E.
IT. Chappell, who bel..: duly' sworn,
says: That he lives between the town
of Trenton and Edgefield court house,
about one mile from the court house,
and is by occupation a farmer, and
has lived in Edgefield county a num
ber of years. That on the 2nd day of
July, 1907, about 8.30 o'clock a. in.,
in deponelt 's fiel, depondent spoke
Ito one of his croppers, Geo. Griffin,
about allowing his children. to work
out in other people's farms while they
were so badly needed at home and
,thereupon the said George Griffin be
ame furious, aind made a.t deponent
with rocks, and after throwing a
rok at deponent with great force and
'violence, he rushed on deponent, de
poent all the time retreating and tell
ing him to stop, but 'the said George
Griffin, being a strong and stout ne
gro, evidoml; thouTht that he had
deponen't la his power anid Gvo'.
him, and deponent verily believesI
that he would have been kil-led but for
the fact that he had his pistol in his
pocket (he was near the rock quarry
where a grea.t many desperate ne
groes work, and he considered it even
Iunsafe to go to the back part of his
farm without his pistol, as they fre
quently pass through deponent'sI
place), and as the said George GriffinI
continued to rush on deponent, and
throw rocks at him, thereby endang
ering deponent's life, deponent drew
his pistol and shot at him as quickly
'as possible, and as lie shot the said
SGeorge Griffin jumped up and fell.
Deponent was only protecting himself
and regrets very much the necessity
Iof taking the life of the said George
Griffin, and shot only once, and it
11 was entirely the conduct of the said
George Griffin that caused him to be
- Jshot, and during the year deponent1
t rated the said negro well, done'
t all he could to provide for his comn
1forts, but the said negro was desper
- ate, and on said occasion seemed bent'
r fon killing deponent; and deponent
- jshot him to defend himself, there be
sSin!- no o'ther means of escape. There
e reU no witne&sse to, this o-urreCeW.
Ieponnti had no malice aantsi
Sw0orn to ( and subscribed this 2nd
Lay 'of Ju l. 1907.
"E. T. Chappell.
'J. V. Thurmond (L. S.).
Testimony Before Coroner.
In the testimony before the coroner
Uariah Griffin. wife-of George Grif
in, Sr., who was killed, testified that
>n several occasions Mr. Chappell and
ier husband had had quarrels about
firing out the hands. Yesterday morn
.n she said that she saw Mr. Chap
>ell hurrying toward her husband in
:he field and she followed him. Be
ore she arived where they were she
ieard them quarreling and in a few
ninutes heard a. pistol shot. Met Mr.
ahappell.-who had immediately start
!d back to the house, and he said to
1er, "Mariah, I have killed George,"
md added tha.t he had to kill him on
iccount of his imprudence a.nd be
ause he drew a rack on him. She
:estified that he told her that one ne
ro had beaten him in the field and
ie did not intend to let another do it.
5he also said that he threatened to
ill her son.
Mariah was the nearest person to
ithe killing. Her son, George Griffin,
fr., testified that he saw Mr. Chap
ell going toward where his father
ras working in the field but before
1e got in sight heard the pistol shot
md saw Mr. Chappell going back to
rard his house.
Dr. J. H. Carmichael examined the
lad man and testified that the ball
!;tered the left eye, just below the
>all, and penetrated the brain.
The coroner's jury rendered its ver
liet and Maistrate Brunson immedi
itely issued a warrant'charging Chap
ell with murder.
This is p'obably the rocord case
'or swiftness in secur!ngI bail on a
REVIVAL AT PROSPERITY.
)r. Orr Hclding Interesting Services
-News From a Prosperous
Prosperity, July 2.-Dr. W. W. Orr,
astor of the A. R. P. church in
'harlotte, has been holding services
.t this place. He began preaching on
Friday night and will continue to do
;o through this week. Without doubt
r. Orr is one of the best preachers
who has been to this place in years.
['he people show their appreciation
f his work by the full houses pres
mt at each service, and much good is
expected to come from his work.
Messrs. S. S. Birge. R. C. Counts,
J. Wheeler. W. W. Wheeler and J. B.
Eellers have been elected as trustees
for the coming year. The Prosper
[ty Graded school has been made into
i.high school recently. Misses Leckie
and Kolhn have been re-elected as as
;istan:t teachers but the principal has
not been selected as yet. Professor
Counts has declined and a new man
will be elected to take his place at an
The Farmers Union of Newberry
county will hold theii' meeting at St.
Lukes hurch on Saturday, July 6th
This is to be an important meeting
and a large crowd is expected. Sev
eral prominent men will speak that
day in defense of the union. A bar.
becue dinner will be served on the
Dr. Littlejohn. of Union, but for.
merlv of this place was in town a
few days last week.
Engneer Schumpert and Mail
Clerk Wheeler have been spen:ding
heir vacations at home.
Col. H. C. Moseley, president of the
Peoples National Bank and J. F.
rowne, caThier at Bank of Porsper
tv. have returned from the State
Blankers' convention at Charleston.
Mrs. J. W. Hartman died at the
ome of her son on last Friday. Foi
months she has been unwell but ur
until a few days before her death
er case was not considered ar serious
one. She was buried on Saturday th
exercises were conducted by Rev
Kreps. her pastor.-Greenville News
DEINQUENT TAX NOTICE.
The town treasurer has turnet
over to me the tax executions for de
liquent taxes. Please see me at oneC
nd save further costs.
M. M. Buford.
Farmer s Union Bure u of
-Conducted by the
Soath Carolina Farmers' Educa
tional and Co-Operation Union.
W'Communications intended for this
department should be addressed to J. C
Stribling, Pendleton, S. C.
Notice Farmers Union.
The representation of delegates to
the South Carolina State Farmers
Union to be held at Greenwood the
25th, 26th and 27th of July next will
be as follows: One delegate at large
from each County Union and one for,
every one hundred members or ma
jority fraction thereof. Counties notl
having a county union, but having
one or more local unions, will be en
titled to one delegate from each lo
cal union, dues paid us.
All organizers whose commissions
have not expired are delegates. No
civil officer, county, state or national,
can be a delegate.
This meeting is the annual meetifg
for ibe purpose of electing state offi
cers. and transacting any other busi
ness for the good of the organization.
President B13arret of the National
Uinion and other promnent Union
men from other statcQ a; well as a
ksr!E.e inmber of promment farmers
c;f the state are expeted to attend
I this meeting.
Getting Soiethiug for Notbing.
Getting -,ood practical farmers to
quit their work to go out and work
for the Farmers' Union for nothing
is all that is in the way of spreading
the Farmers Union orgaization all
cver our Smith land in a very short
This prevailinc idea among farm
2rs to get something for nothing, or
:et eheap mleu to do cheap work in
O f :tti,good men at good
prices to do good work is the biggest
stuibling block in the way of the pro
iress of the farmers organization. It
akes a big ook and a big bait to
catch big fisli and hold the game
a'd a small fly hook for minows.
You cannot control the price of
cotton unless you Can control . the
men who hold the cotton.
The cotton grower 'can not prosper
while others price all he sells and
hve any more than he could pull
himsel f out of mire by lifting at the
traps of his boot less-.
Don't quarrel with others about :not
helping the farmer when you are not
tring to help yourself.
Some farmers do ta lot of howling
and no work because, they -are too
poor-they think-to do anything else
but howl the calamity howl.
The man with manhood and plenty
of grit and energy in his make up.
need .never ask others to give him
room; about all this man needs is to
'mt his natural t'alents to work with
avim and the world will give him
plenty of room...
Wivi all this talk about orgamzmne
the farmer of today when our dad
dies and pvanddaddies lived better
than we do without any organization
1among themselves? Because, our dad
dies and granddaddies produced al
most everything they needed to eat
snd wear. upon their own farms ex
nontinVX salt. sn,zar. iron a'.d what lit
tle money. they needed to pay taxes
which for these small items was not
-ery hard to get out of his surplus
cotton and other crops and stock. And
n~OW we fool cotton growers have for
lo these many years heen trying to
zet rich buying all these things at
the other fellow's prices. and paying
for them with out cotton also at the
other fellow's prices. We are compel
led to organize before we can price
or own cotton.
The Farmer Declaring His Indepen
(From Weekly News, Denver, Colo.)
The Amerieran farmer is about to
dclare his independence of the spec
ulator of Wall Street and the move
ment has not been initiated a day too
The farmer has worked andI worri
ed, and his profit has b)een sm'all.
The ad crop worries Were All For
- im l stoo te los Alone. The
speculator in life's necessities can do
as well on a bad crop as on a good
We are glad to be able to tell our
readers that the farmers have made
up their minds to put an end to this
system, and that they have gone to
Hitherto the farmer alone has had
nothing whatever to say About The
Price To Be Paid For What He Ac
Some man in Liverpool, some mill
owner in the North, might settle price
that the Southern cotton grower must
take per bale of cotton. Some other
man, thousands of miles away, could
settle the price that the Western far
mer should have for bit gain.
The famer alone Had notbing to
say About It. The railroads decided
what they should charge him. Banl*
decided what they should charge for
the use of the money. Trasts decided
on their extortions. Tariff builders
decided what tax the farmer's wife
and daughter should pay on. their
But The Farmer Was Forbidden To
Have Any Say In Fixing The Price
Of His Goods.
T.his is to end, the work has been
already begun in the farmers' organ
izations. This newspaper congratula
tes the farmers, and greets .as pub
lic benefactors the moving spirits in
the great farmer's organizations.
The farmers of the country are the
backbone of the country. They de
velop the nation's real wealth, which
is the wealth of The Soil. They are
entitled to a full share of that wealth
and of the national prosperity. By
combination, by insisting on fair
prices for their cotton, their wheat
and their other crops, And By Refus
ing To Sell The Non-Perishable Pro
ducts Except for A Fair Price, they
have -already added tens of millions
to the annual returns from the farms.
They add tens and hundreds of mil
lions more annually as their unions
increase in power.
The isolated human being, whether
he be farmer or mechanic, is at the
mercy of every form of, greed and
The farmer has too long plowed.
harrowed, sown, reaped, sweated and
fretted to build up bank accounts
For Others; and pay interest on mort
raes. We 'are glad bhat he has decid
ed. By Union, to keep for himself and
family, which means for the people
of America, that to which they are
ON COTTON CROP.
Average Conditions as Reported on
June 25, is 72.0.--Same Time
In 1906 Was 83.3.
Washington, July 2.-The crop re
porting board of the bureau of sta
tistics of the department of agricul
ture finds from the reports of the
correspondents and agents of the bu
reau that the average condition of
otton on June 25 was 72.0 as compar
ed with 70.5 on May 23, 1907; 83.3
on June 25. 1906: 77.0 at the corres
ponding date in 1903, and a 10-year
average of 82.2.
The following table shows the con
dition on Junme 25 of this year and of
the preceding year, with the respec
tive 10-year averages, also the con
dition on May 25, 1907:
June 25, May 25, June 23, 10-year
States 1907 '1907 1906 average
Va.. .. 65 80 88 S6
N. C. ..72 80 S0 83
S. C. ..79 77 77 82
Ga. . . 7S 74 S2 S2
Fla . .83 80 77 84
Ala. . .6(8 653 84 83
Miss. .67 65 88 S2
La. . .66 64 S7 84
'Tex.. .72 70 82 83
Ark. . .67 65 86 84
Tenn . .69 63 84 S6
Mo. . .64 6.5 91 87
Okla. .74 80 90 85
I. Ter. 73 78 84 87
U. S. . .72.0 70.5 83.3 83.2
A teacher for the Beth Eden school.
ISalary $30 per month.
S. A. Jeter, chairman.
T. B. Carlisle,
J. B. Dominick.
"SOUTH CAROLINA PYTHAN'9
Board of Publication Held Meeini
Columbia Tuesday Night and De
cided on Plans for K. of P.
The board of publietion of "The
South Carolina Pythian," the month
ly publication of the Knights of Py
thias authorized at the recent session
of the grand lodge at Anderson, held
its initial meeting last night at the
This board is composed of Elbert
H. Aull of Newberry, chairman;. D.
C. Heyward of Columbia, M. Rut
edge Rivers of Charleston, J. T. Ar
nold of Greenville and Jas. F. Wil
liams of Columbia. All the members
were present last night except Mr.
Heyward, who is out of the city on
It was decided to issue 12,000 cop
ies monthly of a 16-page journal, 9
1-2 by 12, printed on superealendar
ed paper. An advertisement appears
in The State today asking for bids
for printing and mailing the journaL,
The bids are to be sent to Mr. Aull
at Newberry before the 15th of the
mopth and are to be opened in Colum
bia on the night of the 15th at a meet.
ing of th'e board to be held at the
As soon as the bids are in the con
tract for getting out the publication
will be let and whoever is designated.
as managing edi-tor will be expeeted
to get busy right away, as it is plan
ned to put the first issue out between.,.
the firts and 15th of September.
By special. invitation, Mr.:Jas. A.
Summersett, past grand chaneeKor
and business manager of .The Tri
State Odd Fellow, met with the board
last night, and it was a right enthus
iastic -meeting. While the grand lodge.
has agreed to pay the expenses of 1s
suing the publication -nd has ordered
levied a per capita tax of 25 cents on
the entire membership in South Car
olina, the gentlemen who compose
the board of publication are going to
try to make the journal self-sue.tain
ing. T.hey believe that it will be an
ydvertising\, medium which will be
sought after by the alert and enter
prising business men in all parts of
the staite a; by outside advertisers
who desire to reach its particular
The launching of "The South Car
olina Pythian'? wil1l mark a new era
In Pythianism in this state and this
great fraternity which has in the past
sveral years recorded such marked
increase in 'membership in South Caro- -
lina will undoubtedly grow more rap
idly than ever before. By printig
the journal on good supercalendared
mper the management will be enabl
edto use half tone cuts and it is plan
ned to have several in each number
and make the .publicationl one of such
interest that every Pythian in: the
state will read it religiously-The
Pytian Journal Committee Meets.
Messrs Au-ll, of Newberry; Rivers,
of Charleston: Williams, of Colum
bia and Arnold. of Greenville- of the
committee appointed by the Pythian
Grand Lodge to arrange for issuing a
Pythian publication, met to-night at
the Colmbia Hotel, but relached no
conclusion on: account of samples not
being in with most of the bids. The
ommttee expects to award the con
tract for the publication in a few
days. Tx-Governlor Heyward is a
member of the committee, butt could
not be present on account of having
left with his family today for a trip
to Virginia. Col. Aull is himself a
publisher, but he told the committee
to-night that he would not accept
the contract at any figure on account
of his being a member of the commit
te.Columbia Cor. News and Cour
The patrons of Union Academy,
Shool District No. 32, will meet at
the school house on Saturday, July
13, 1907, at one o'clock for the pur
pose of electing a teacher. Salary $30
per month; term about six months.
Applications may be filed with any
one of the undersigned.
J. D. H. Kiniard,
E. S. Franklin,
M. C. Moore,