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EDGEFIELD WANTS fO
COE TO NEWBERLR
AGITATION OF PROPOSED TROI
The Edgefield Chronicle Advocate
Bringing the Road to Newberry,
If Newberry Helps.
Staff Correspondence Herald & Nem
Edgefield, Aug. 15.-Public sent
ment in Edgefield and throughout thi
section of country seems to, hav
fixed upon Newberry as the most a(
vantageous point to which to buil
the proposed trolley line, provide
Newberry and the people along tb
route will extend the necessary ai
and encouragement. A line from Edg
field to Newberry would, of courg
pass through Saluda, and would I
extended on to North Augusta, cox
necting with the trolley line now i
operation between Aiken and Augu.
That the people of this section c
the country would favor Newberr
as the point to which to carry tl
line, if Newberry should show any di!
position to get to work and hel
build it, or help to get the movemer
started,'is shown by the followin
editorial which appears in the Edg4
field Chronicle of this morning:
"Judging by the interest which hz
been manifested in the proposed tro
ley line from North Augusta to Edg
field, and, thence, on to Salud
Greenwood,Newberryor Plum Branel
we believe that the time is now rij
for building the road, and that a
nlnecewary to secure it is that tb
movement should be vigorously pusl
ed. Saluda, Newberry and Greex
wood all realize the great advantag
of a line conneeting them with Edgo
eld and Augusta; and in Newberr
espeqially the niatter has been ear:
estly agitated since the Edgefiel
meeting, so much so that the peop]
all along the proiposed line from Edg
field to Newberry are willing, read
and anxious to do all in their power t
assist in building the road. The New
berry Herald and News, in speakin
of ,they Edgeaeld meeting -says
"Naturally we believe that the peop]
of Edgefield and Saluda would prefE
the road to be extended to Newberry
and as a matter of fact, that is whet
it ought to go, because there is a d
rect line from Union, Whitmire, Ne'w
berry, Saluda and Edgefield to At
gusta; and it would be to the advar
tage of the Saluda people to come t
Newberry; and certainly it would t
to the advantage of Newberry to hav
them come. We earnestly beg the
our chamber of commerce, or our cit
fathers, look into the matter; andi
these organized bodies do not tak
action, and take it quickly we woul
be glad to see the business men, wh
appreciate the importance of some
thing being done, get in touch wit
"There is probably no section c
the entire south with greater epossibi
ities than the section of country froi
here to Newberry, through Saluda
and there is no section needing
road, more, or more eager to hel
build it. or more able to support:
after it is built. Old istorical Salud
is now without railroad facilities c
any kind, and a. county of Saluda
wealth must have railroad conne<
tions. The people of Saluda reali2
this need, and would welcome, er
courage and aid the building of
trolley line from Edgefield.
"From Saluda to Newberry th
people are prosperous, and many c
Sthem are people of wealth, and the
and the people of Newberry woul
see to it that the line is carried o
to Newberry. It would be an oppo:
tunity whieh Newberry could not al
ford to let pass, and which we do nc
believe Newberry would let pass.
"As an instance of the prosperit
of the country between Saluda an
Newberry, it might be stated that on
of the homes midway between the tw
places, and twelve miles from eithel
is ligte with electricity, Mr. A. I
Coleman having installed his own'
.,As a result of the Edgefield meet
ing, the whole matter seems to have
resolved itself into this: The people
to be reached by the proposed trol
lev realize the importance of the
movement and the advantage to them- t
S selves of securing it, and it is only
necessary that the movement should t
be properly launched in order for it
to carry itself forward of its own
s weight. It only needs now that Edge
field should push it, and, as was ex- I
s pressed at the meeting here, see what
section wants the road most, and is
e willing to give most aid in building
d 'It is a great opoortunity for Edge
d field, and one which the people of
e Edgefield should not, and we believe,
d will not, let slip."
* It wil be seen fro mthis expres
sion of the Edgefield' Chronicle-and
- it is an admirable expresf-ion of the
e sentiment of the people of this com
- munity, so far as your correspondent
n has been able to learn-that the Edge
field people are expecting Newberry
to show'some substantial interest in
the matter, to wake up, and to take
' notice, and that when the people of
y Newberry show their interest the peo
e ple of Edgefield are ready to join
- them, and to go to work to build the
road. There are men behind this
t movement who mean business, aad
t who are able to bring about results.
g It is no "hot air" proposition, but a
,- bona fide movement on the part of
earnest and energetic men to build a
trollev line, a movement backed by
s men who generally accomplish what
they set out to do. Newberry, it is
- believed by those who have kept in
L7 touch with the situation, is the poiat
favored by the majority, biut they
want some manifestation of interest
e on Newberry 's part.
The Saluda Court.
e A great deal of business was 'is- 1
posed of at the criminal court in Sa
luda last week. Of the large number I
e of cases tried, there were only two ac
quittals, one in a murder ease, and
the other in a gambling ease. The
murder case in which an acquittal
was secured was that of the State v.
Jimmie Jackson, who had been tried
e at a previous term of court at which
-time the jury failed to agree. He was
7 represented in the trial last week by
B. B. Evans, of Saluda, and Mr. E. S.
-Bease of the Newberry bar. *. L.4
Henderson and Alfred Free, charged
with murder, were convicted of man
e slaughter, this verdict ending a case
r which had become celebrated in Sa- I
luda. The case had been tried twice
e before, resulting each time in a mis- 1
-trial. Henderson was sentenced to4
-serve twelve years in the penitentiary
and it has been stated that he will
o to the penitentiary and begin his
serice immediately. Free, who was
e gi,ven a tpn years' sentence, will pos
e sibly appeal. About the only cases of
,tany great importance left on the
Y doeket were the Taylor case, youngI
i Taylor having hilled his father, and'
e the Lowery case. Lowery having kill- .
ed his brother. Neither of these cas
o es could have been tried at this term.
Judge Watts pushes the business of
I a court, and there is no unnecessary]
delay when he is presiding. In the
two former trials of the Henderson
and Free case, at least two days were
Staken each time to try the case. Last
week the case was tried in a day, the
a jury being sent in to deliberate upon
P their verdict the same day the case]
.was begun. Solicitor Cooper is a
a strong prosecuting officer, and he
made a record at the court last week
s of which he has a right to be proud,
and of which the circuit which elect
ee1 d him should be proud.
aThe service of the Southern Bell
e Telephone Co. between this point and
f Newerry is. in. common parlance,
y "something fierce.'' The trouble is
11a not in the Edgefield office, and it is
ai not in the Newberry office. oJehnston
- seems to be the bridge which it is 4
- hard to cross. And then if Johnston
t can be induced or persuaded to give j
Ithe connection, it is~ sometimes impos- ,j
y sible to h1ear or to make one's self .~
d *heard. What this trouble is, of
e course, I do not know, but it does
o seem that t.he service in the Johnston
, , office could be improved.
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY. tI
daking Good Streets-Reunion of
Company G.-Geors and Plenty
Prosperity, Aug. 15.-In a trip to
he Bethlehem section on Tuesday it i
vas your correspondent's good for
une to find himself about 12 o'clock
Lt Mr. W. D. Bundrick's, whose hos- t
)itality was duly enjoyed.
Mr. Bundrick showed your coirLs
)ondent a bridle and pair of gears e
hat he made 28 years ago. They are
n good condition yet, and bid fair to
ast for many more years. He has a x
ollar that he bought at the same
;ime that he is still using, plowing i
md wagoning with it almost daily.
fr. Bundrick has a erib of old corn i
hat makes one's mouth water to look
t it, especially if he is buying corn E
t 90 cents a bushel. There are quite 0
L number of good farmers in that see- E
ion and we hope to get back in that
ommunity in the sweet by and by. i
We think that in the way distant
)ast we heard, or thought we heard,
hat South Carolina had a state geo- i
ogist. Can you tell us, Mr. Editor
Lnd member of the legislature, what
ias become of him, and what he is do- 4
ng. As he is paid from the public
unds the public ought to hear from t
iim once in awhile at least.
While in Columbia last week we
ieard it stated several times that the 1
nuch expoloited Public Service Cor
>ration was none other than the
)outhern Railway and that they were ;
et'ting thes.e franchises to shut oat
ny other company that might mean
)usiness. They would shut out or ]
ut off trolley competition. Towns
hould look closely into the privileges
hey vote away. We heard this and
nore too. We pass the above on tor
vhat it is worth.
Our city fathers are having the
;treets put in good condition putting
erra cotta where needed. and repair
ng the sidewalks generally. Your eor- 1
-espondent hopes to give in -the near
uture a finaneial statement of the -
mprovements'fOr the past. year,
The annual cue of Co. G., 13th S.
. Regiment,. will be given at Young's
rove on Saturday, Aug. 24. The
6th, coming on Monday it will be
riven this year on Saturday, Aug. 24.
esides the'business meeting at 10 a.
n. in the city hall, Dr. D. M. Cros
on, of Leesville, will make the prin
ipal address. Dr. Crosson will also1
-end a history of the Company writ
en by his father the late J. T. P. d
rosson. This will be one of the most <
nteresting meetings ever held as the
;ons and daughters association will 2
nee.t with the survivors of Co. G. Let
very member be present if possible
f the Company and also of the sons
td daughters. You may never have
mother opportunity to meet with
Married, by Rev. S. P. Koon at the
arsonage at St. Luke's on Thursday,
ug. 8, Miss Lucille Lester, d.aughter
if the late N. R. Lester and Mr. Dud
ey Moore. Congratulations to the
ma.ppy young couple as they start out
m life's voyage.t
Mr. Earnest Mathis, who has for
he past year been with the Batesbiurg
)rug Co., will return to his first love ,
md will be again with the Prosper
t Drug Co., after to.dtay (15th).
~arnest 's friends will be glad to wel
ome him back to his old home.
Miss Johnstone, of Newberry, is
n'siting, Mrs. Ella Beidenbaugh, of
Miss Julia Schumpert has been
risiting friends in the Pomaria see
ion and is now enjoying the hospi
:ality of Mrs. Bedenbaugh, of Kib
The following left Tuesday for the'
rmestown exposition: Messrs. F. E.
schumpert, Olin Bobb, [1. P. Wieker,
irs. H. P. Wicker and Miss Mary
Some of our merchants are taking~
ddvantage of the cheap rates to
amestwn to go north. Mr. F. E. .
ehumpert has already gone.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Moseley and 1
irs. S. W. Calmes, of Prosperity, ana
vfr. and Mrs. J. H. Wise, Mr. and i
irs. C. F. Lathan and Miss Toy La- E
han. Littk 'Mountain, left Wednes
Lay by way of Jamestown for the i
Miss Miller and Miss Smith, of I
inrs, afer a veryeasant 'visit i
Miss Lucy Wh eeler returned home
Miss Maude Crosson, of Leesville,
s visitinl4 Miss Nannie Simpson. Miss
rosson will also visit relatives in
Mrs. -Jeff Reames. ot Georgetown,
s vi--iing her mother. Mrs. M. B. Bed
Mrs. J. M. Cook is visiting her sis
er, Mrs. Kennedy, in Due West.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Duncan and son
. B., are visiting relatives in Ander
on this week.
Mrs. E. B. Kibler is visiting her'
ister Mrs. Jno. M. Suber. of Whit
"Uncle Bob" Elmore made a fly
n' - visit to Prosperity this week.
Miss Lois Eleazer, of Spring Hill,
s visiting Mrs. J. C. Singley.
Mis. Phillips, of Springfield, Or
ngebu- county, and Miss Black, of
)aluda county are visitingA Mrs. H. C.
Lnd Miss Lula Moseley.
Mr. T. H. Thompson, of Columbia,
vill spend his vacation with his fath
r, Mr. J. Y. Thompson.
Mr. Wilbur Long who has been
ith the Cash Grocery Co. here willgo
ith the Ewart-Perry Co. Sept. 1st.
Ve are sorry to lose you, Wilbur.
.ome to see us.
The Sunday school and congrega
ion of Colony church will have Old
Tolks day Sunday, August 25th. Ad
resses will be made by former pas
ors and Sunday school workers from
ther schools. Full program will be
iven later. It is expected that Revs.
r. D. Bowles anil 2. W. :nbaugh
611 make addresses.
Miss Louise Fulmer, cf Little
&ountain, is visiting Mrs. S. J. Kohn.
-Mrs. C. G. Barrier isvisiting friends
Lt Leaphart 's in Lexington county.
Miss Lilla Kibler is spending her
-acation with her sister, Mrs. J. A.
4impson. Miss Kibler will teach in
donroe, N. C., next session.
;iss Mattie Miller is visiting her
ister,. Xrs. Joe. B. Hartman this
Miss Julia , Schumpert returned
Vednesday frolm a visit to friends in
&e Broad river-section of the county.
"'Events" a monthly illustrated
nagazine published at Washinzton. D.
3. wil make its initial appearance
arly in September. T1is magazne
il deal particu1la>y with those
iational affairs of which 'the pedple
ave but slight know#edge, and should
e read by every good American. The
i-rst number will contain an article
>n The National Banking Act which
'learly shows that this legislation is
esponsible for the financial troubles
if the people' today; the article on.the
>ersonal Reminiscenees of the U. S.
supreme Court is one of the most in
erestig ar.ticles ever pubilished con
erning that august body.
The opening chapters of the article
n Our Government, its origin and
Levelopment'' should possess unusu
1 interest for every reader; the arti
le on the waterpowers of the south
presents a new phase of the forestry
Luestion, and shows the intimate rela
ions existing between ths forests and
he people; no comnmunity is without
ome direct interest in this great pro-.
ilem. The fiction is bright and mn
resting, and all in all it is a maga
;ina that should be in every home.
sena $1 to Editor, Events, 715-13th
t., N. W., Washington, D. C., for next
rear's subse2ription, and you will re
eiver the first four niumbers for noth
Wben Woman Throws.
Eouth 's Companion..
A man who runs a truek farm in
lirginia tells of the sad predicament
n which a negro named Sam Moore,
vho is in his employ, recently found
imself. iSam had had considerable
iffficulty in evading the onslaughts of
dog from a neighboring farm. Fin
ly the dog got him, as Sam kicked
Sam's wife, hearing a tremendous
eel, rushed to the rescue of her -has
and. When she came up the dog
ad fastened his teeth in the calf of
aa's le and was holding on for
lear life. Seizing a stone in the road
sam's wife was about to hurl it when
amm, with wonderful prirsence of
'Mandy! Mandy! Don't frow dat
oeat de awg Frow it at me, Man
TOO GOOD TO LOS.
Why a Brave Man Saved the Life of
In the little town of Midway, Ky.,
two men lived at enmity, personal
and political, so long that their feud
rwas one of the traditions of the town.
Only the intervention of friends had
more than once prevented them from
-doing each other bodily injury. One
day a year ago, says World's Work,
one of the men, Richard Dodson, was
discovered at dusk lying senselebs in
his private gas well, dying of suffo
cati6n. No one of the crowd that gath
ered at the mouth of the well dared
to risk his life in an effort to save
Then his enemy, Rufus K. Combs,
came breathless to the spot. By the
light of a lamp he looked down and
saw the body, face downward, in the
mud at the bottom of the well. With
out hesitation, 'he slipped into the
narrow manhole, hung by his hands
and dropped into the darkness and
the suffocating fumes of the pit.
He lifted the body of his enemy,
and, by dogged effort, raised himself
to a foothold on a small tank inside
the well, and lifted the body above
his head to the manhole. The crowd
caught Dodson's hands, pulled for a
moment and lost their hold. The body
fell back into the mud.
The rescuer's o;wn breath was fail
ing. He raised his head out of the
manhole long enough to fill his lungs
with air, -and dropped again.
Again 'he strugg! I with his burden
to the tank and raised it to the open
ing overhead. , This time the crowd
drew the body out. Choking with gas,
Combs clung desperately to the rim
of the manhole until the crowd drew
him up into the open air.
Two hours later, When he rocever
ed consciousness, some'one asked Mr.
C6mbs why he had risked his life to
save his enemy.
"I hated to see sueh a good fighter
choke to death," he said.
At The Eighty Furth -Ve=&
Ai am?nan sary is t Id of a
Scottish minister jho arrived at the
kirk without the man-script,of his ser
mon. He could not preach without it,
but it lay in his manse a miles away
when the time had come for him to
mont into the pulpit. -fHere wAs a
poser only to be solved by giving out
the 119th Psalm. While the congre
gation were singing it off to his manse
for. the sermon yalloped the minister
and with equal celerity galloped
bak. When he returned, the congre
gation were still at it, and he asked
the clerk with some trepidation how
was the answer, "'they've got to the
end of the eighty-fourth tverse, an'
they're jyst eheepin' like wee mice."
Pall Mall Oazette.
Sam Warren, the author of "Ten
Thousand a Year," has been the sub
jet of many aneedotes, none of them
better than one which I first heard
related about him by his friend
Mtatthew Davenport Hill.
Looking in one day at Warren's
chambers, Hill noticed' that he seem
ed a little troubled.'"It is," said the
awer-noelist, "most unfortWnate.
I ought to have dined tonight with the
Lord Chancellor, but Mrs. Warren is
about to present me with another
olive branch; how can I leave her? I
hope his lordship won't be annoyedl
at my putting ihm off." "Oh", re
turned Hill, "don't make yourself
uneasy; -I am one of the guests; I
know him so well I can put it all
right for you.'' With these words the
visitor prepared to leave the room.
At first profusely greatful, Warren
presently seemed a little perplexed
and said: "By the by, after all, I
won't trouble you to say anything
about me to the chancellor..Between
ourselves, I have not been invited."
"Well," rejoined Hill, "make
yourself comfortable on that point;
for that matter, neither have I."
Mr. Jawback-Let 's celebrate our
Mrs. Jawback-How silly! We've
only beeni married six years!
Mr. Jawback-That all? How 'd I
get it into my head it was fifty ?
USEFUL SPIDER THREADS.
The Tiny Strand Used by Science In
Instruments of Precision.
The cultivation of certain species
of spiders solely for the fine threads
which they weave for scientific uses
has an important bearing upon astron
omy, the oldest physical science, says
Answers. No substitute for the spid
er's thread has yet been found for
biseeting the screw of the micrometer
used for- determining the positions
and motions of the stars. Not only
because of the' remarkable finness
of the threads are they valuable, but
because of their durable qualities.
The threads of certain spiders rais
ed for astronomical purposes with
stand changes in temperature, so that
often in measuring sun spots they are
injured when the heat is so great that
the lenses of the micrometer eye
piece are cracked.
These spider lines are only one
fifth to one-seventh of a thousandth
of an inch in diameter, compared with
which the threads of the silkworm are
large an clumsy. Each line is %made
up of several thousands of microseop
ic streams of fluid. Under the most
powerful magnifying glass they 'ap
pear true and round. The work of
placing these lines in the micrometer
requires the delicate touch of the ex
parts who operate ith the aid of
micro scopes which magnify the line
a thousand times. The lines are plae
ed parallel with each other; and two..
one-thousandths of an inch apart.
GENESIS OF EMPIRE DRESS.
Costumes Worn by Josepbine-Match
ing Toilettes a Dream of
Now that the "Empire dress" has
gained such an-eztraordinary- popu
larity with English women, we must
-in order to understand this popu
larity-eross the Channel and picture
to ourselves, says the London Tribune,
not the present day Paris, but the
Paris of- long. ago, the parrof the
Josehpine de Beauharnais as em
press, introduced into the court of
her time such distinguished elegane
of dress, such charm of manner, such
perfection of taste-accompanied
with a perhaps too fatal extrava
gance-that the..whole court was revi
vified under her influence.
When we think of the care that the
Freneh women at. that period daily
bestowed on their toilette, the posi
tion of supremacy which they now
hold in matters of dress need not be
surprising to us. To be dressed as
the French women were dressed-in
the costume of the First Empire, this
daily care is absolutely necessary.
To be practical in the wearing of
this modified Empire robe we must
have a perfectly fitting underbodice
or combination robe, and this bodice
must be boned for at least seven inch
es below the waist and for four inches
above the waist. This will insure a
better foundation, which will greatly
help, and without which, especially
on a stout figure, the dress'ecannot
hang as it should, but will flop un
To describe some of Josephine's
Empire costumes were to describe a
dream of beauty, every accessory be
ing perfect. She was often robed in
white; the texture was of Indian mus
lin tissue, so exquisitely fine that she
had the appearance not of an earthly
being, but of a phantom of air. The
expense of this glorious tissue can be
but faintly imagined. Around the
bottom of her skirt were edgings of
gold broidered of pearls, and the bod
ice was draped in folds which left the
arms naked, and ends of the material
were eaught up oni the shoulders, be
ing fastened together by cameos,
buckles of diamon(!s or ,dolden liois'
heads which formed elasps.
To a person of a litle later period
than the First Empire the magnift
ene of Josephine's diamonds was al
most unbelievable, but to a present
day society woman they do not create
Stela-Did the Count propose?
Bella-No; he said with the pres
ent investigation craze he was afraid
of American securities.-New York