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VOL XLIV W,83. NEWERRY S. 0., TUESUAY' SEPiIEMBER 24 197 TIEA WEEK. $1.50 A YA
NE~WS jiOm WH[TxmrE.
Fine Opening of the School-Pret
Wedding of Mr. Eugene Tentz
and Miss Ella Setzler.
Whitmire , September 23.-Re
Foster Speer has returned from t]
Dr. J. K. Gilder was at Mr. Jol
P. Fant's Saturday.
Dr. R. R. Jeter's and Mr. Willia
Coleman's families are home agai
after spending some weeks in t]
mountains of North Carolina in ax
Mr. J. E. Cofield spent two weel
with his daughter, Mrs. Ruth Howi
in Greenville. He is at home again.
Mrs. Annie Jeter and children a.
at the home of her father, Mr. J. ]
Messrs. J. L. Epps, Hayne I
Abrams and James A. Burton were
town last week. Mr. Burton was lool
ing after some of Whitmire's vall
able real estate.
'Misses Myrtle Suber, Willie M
and Sarah Shannon are boarding he:
and attending the graded school.
Mrs. Marvin Abrams and Mi,
Winnie Henderson have returnm
from a pleasant visit to relatives
Santuck and Maybinton.
Mr. Lloyd Osborne, who has be(
cashier of the bank here for a nut
ber of years, has accepted a simili
position in a bank in Richmond, V
He and his family will move the,
soon. Both Mr. and ,Mrs. Osborl
iave made many friends here who r
gret their going away.
The school here opened on the 16t
Seventy-five pupils were enrolled t)
first day and others are coming. M
John B. Derriek teaches the highs
rades. He is a graduate of Newbern
college, was for four years superi
teudent of education in Lexingt<
eoufity and has had five years expe
ience in the school-room. Mrs. Ann
Jeter has charge of the intermedia
-elasses. She is a pupil of the Di
West Female college and a gradua:
of Winthrop. She has taught succes
fully for ten years. Miss Elizabei
Child is a graduate of a Georgia ec
lege and was the popular teacher <
the .primary department last yM
Whitmire has a fine school buildii
equipped with e4ery .copvemniee.
A pretty wedding was solemnizi
at the home of Mrs. Mary Setzlerc
Wednesday the 18th at 7.30 p. in., ti
contracting parties being Miss El
Setzler, and Mr. Eug. Henitz, of P
maria. The house was tastefully d
eora'ted with white and green. T1
wedding mareh was sweetly rende
-ed by Mrs. Franees Young, of P
maria. TJie~attendants were Mr.
Feajele and Miss Mattie Young, M
Tom Duncan and Miss Marie MoMi
lan,, Mr. Hallman Setzler and Mi
Eva Dean, Mr. J'ason Ringer at
Miss Ella Duncan.
* They were married bibeath
arch from- which was suspended
wedding bell. The bride wore a bea
tiful dress of white Persian lawn, hi
going away gown being a handsoi
tailor made coat suit of brown Pan
ma with pattern hat to watch. T
brides-maids were dressed in whi
with blue girdles. Immediately aft
the. ceremony an elegant supper w
served. The happy couple were ma
ried by Rev. Foster Speer assist,
by Rev. J. J. Long. The wide circ
of loving friends and relatives we
evidenced in the large and handsor
display of gifts.
The out of town guests were 1
and Mrs. Tom Owens. of Clinto
Mr. and Mrs. James Young, of Re
no; Rev. J. J. Long and Mrs. Fra
ces Young, of Pomaria, and Mr. Pos
Copeland, of Clinton. The day folio
ing a rception was given at t
home of the groom near Pomaria.
*Mrs. J. E. Cofield is suffering frc
-a fall received soi time ago
'which she sp4ained her arm ye
badly ,and broke her nose.
The total coal resources oft
Southern states are estimated
600,000,000,000 tons, or more th
one-fourth the estimated coal reset
of the entire country.
SAYS KEEP PHILIPPINS.
by Dewey Thinks We Will Need Them
In the Future-Hero of Manilla
Bay Discusses the . Talk
About Selling the Phil
1e Washington, September 21.-Ad
miral Dewey strongly resents the pro
Ln position that has been discussed in a
more orless academic manner to sur
m render the Phillippines, which, of, all
n, men, he was a leading factor in bring
ie ing under the American flag. In an
td interview today the Admiral .set out
clearly the reasons which impel him
cs to insist upon the retention of the
e, islands. Singularly enough, in view
of the fact that the Admiral is a man
re of war by trade, the strong point of
. his argument is not based upon the
military or naval importance of the
L archipelago, but almost altogether up
in on the great value, present and pros
k- pective, of the Philippines to Amer
a- iea in the extension of our trade with
the Orient, which he regards as hold
ie ing out the best promise of commer
re cial expansion. The Admiral says:
''Abandon the Phillippines! I don't
ss think our country will ever do that.
d lCertainly it should be because it has
At altogether too much at stake. It is
only our control of the Philippines
n I that makes' it possible for us to in
I- sist apon the open door in the East,
ir toward which our diplomacy has been
a- directed for a number of years. We
re want our share of the enormous com
le merce of the East and we cannot keep
e- the door open for it unless we hold
h "Why did Spain for two hundred
ie years dominate the commerce .of the
r. Orient? Just because she had the bay
1r and har.bor of Manilla as a great com
'I mercial and naval base. That can be
I- just as useful to us commercially as
nI it was to Spain. For the past ten
r- years every strong European nation
e has been trying to get a foothold for
te commercial and naval purposes in
ie Eastern waters-Germany, England,
te France and Russia. Through the
s- forces of war the United States ob
h tained, rightfully and without chican
- I ery, the best and most stragetic posi
I tion possible, giving us superior nay
*r. al and commercial advantages over
gthe other nations. What sort of
common sense would it be for us to
agive up such a position?
rn "Suppse we should dispose of the
1 Philippines and Japan should ac
lquire them. See how the islands
"streteh along the coast? Here are the
e Japanese islands, here is Formosa,
1which Japan owns, and then come the
r- Phillippines. If Japari had them she
_would command every gateway to
.the Orient and the United States
would be completely shut out.
s"Every one concedes that the
d Orient is the future great field for the
principal commercial nations of the
Uworld. We ought to be the leaders,
but we must at least have a share in
the enterprise, and in order to do so
rwe must maintain the positions we
ehave occupied through force of
circumstances in that region. I am
etalking now of the purely commercial
te phase of the question, and I think it
er is' plain that we must have a com
asercial base of operation such as
aManilla furnishes. And then in or
d der to protect our commerce we must
le have a naval base and at Subig Bay
esuch a base is now bO*ng developed.
eCongress has recogniz~1 our needs in
the Philippines and has appropriat
r ed liberalJy for fortifying thg is
.lands. Modern guns are being mount
ed, in large dry dock has been located
inSubig Bay, trops are stationed in
the Island of Luzon, and in every
way congress has shown its desire to
he protect the islands from foreign ag
gression and also to establish a base
for possible military operations.
in "It has been frequently said that
ry the United States has assumed res
ponsibilities in the Philippines which
it cannot pass over to other hands. I
do not care to discuss this phase of
he the situation, except to say that I
an eieve the American people will
enever shrink from such responsibil
ites as wereassumed for them when
the United States took over the
"I want to emphasze my belief
that the United States as a world
Power will always have commercial
and diplomatic interests in the far
East and cannot maintain itself pro
perly without a base of operations.
The United States cannot withdraw
from its present enterprise in the
East, but must go forward seeking
its share of the advantages and sus
taining its share of the responsibili
CONVICTED IN LAURENS.
Wash Young alias John DUllard Ar
rested from Chain Gang in New
berry for Murderl1onvicted.
The readers of The Herald and
News will recall the arrest of Wash
Young, alias John Dillard, by Sheriff
Buford some months ago.
Young was at the time working ov
the chain gang in Newberry. At the
Laurens term of the court last week
he was convicted of murder, but ree
ommended to merey, whieh gave him
a life sentence in the penitentiary.
The following aceount from the
Laurensville Herald of last week, in
regard to the case, will, not doubt4
be of interest to the readers of The
Herald and News:
On Thursday morning Wash Young
alias John Dillard was placed on trial
charged with murder, it being alleg
ed that he killed old Dan Fuller,
near Mountville, in December, 1904.
Young was arrested in Newberry
county where he went by the name
of Dillard, by Sheriff Buford. He
was on the chain gang in Newberry
county, and Sheriff Buford, alwayd
vigilant, learned that he had made
statements to other members of the
chain gang which connected him witid
the murder of Fuller. Sheriff Buford
investigated the ease and secured the
statements of those who said that
Younz had talked to them. He wrote
Sherif Ducket in regard to the kill
ing, and the information he recei7ed
from Sheriff Duckett corroborated
the statements alleged to have been
made by Young, and Sheriff Buford
a!'rested Young and turned him over
to the Laurens authorities. Dan Ful
ler, an old negro, was found dead in
'his home at Mountville, on Christ
mas day, 1904. His home was locked,
and it was necessary- to break in.
Prior to that time he had not been
seen since a week from the Friday
before, and the supposition was that
he had been dead about ten days when
his body was found. He head been
brained with an axe, and his throal
cut with a knife.
On the night he was supposed tc
have been killed, the testimony de.
veloped that it rained and froze, and
that during the latter part of' the
night some little snow fell.
,'The testimony of the State devel~
oped that Wash Young had lived in
that community prior to the killing
and the witnesses did not recolleet
having seen him in that community
afterwards. Witnesses from Newber
ry who had been on the chain gang
there with Young said that Young
had told them he had killed a man i
Laurens county; that he got the mar
to make him a wash board, and thai
when he went for it he struck hin
with an axe- The testimony was thai
Wash Young made wash boards.
One of the witnesses said Young
who had assumed the namre of Johr
Dillard in Newberry, told him thai
the man he killed was Dan Fuller
and one of the witnesses also said
that Young alias Dillard had told
him that the reason he couldn't be
tracked on the night of the killing
was because it snowed. Sheriff Bu
ford testified that when he arrested
Young Young told him that he knew
who gave him away, naming Johi
Brown, one of the State's witnesses
The credit for the arrest is due t<
Sheriff M. M. Buford, of Newberry
one of the most capable sheriffs ir
South Carolina. The murder of oli
Dan Fuller was brutal. the theory
being that the motive was robbery
IMany efforts have been made to lo
cate the guilty party, but heretofort
the efforts had been unsuccessful.
A GOOD SUGGESTION.
It Is Suggested That the Reeder
Lands be Cut Into Small
Mr. Editor: We are living in a
day of prosperity in material things,
and I have a few thoughts that, with
your permission, I will offer.
1. I want to say that I am truly
glad to hear that the heirs-at-law have
agreed to settle Mr. Reeder's estate
by themselves. This is wise, and shows
Now, there are several large bodies
of land which in their present bounds
could only be bought by wealthy
men; but if these lands are cut up
into tracts running from 50 to 150
acres, not a few splendid young men,
with growing families around them,
could and would buy homes for them
selves. The labor question has pretty
well solved itself-in that it cannot
be depended on any more; but these
young farmers would make the -des
erts blossom as the rose, and instead
of negro quarters we would have
prosperous white communities. Many
of these young men pay enough rent
in a few years to buy a place and
have a home for their families.
Take, for instance, the Reeder
home place, known as Gary's Lane.
Where is a prettier location for a
town? If these legatees would en
hanee this property, let them go there
and lay off several wide streets and
cross streets and cut up the land in
a good number of lots con-taining
one-half, three-fourths and one acre
each, and sell at auction to all good
white people and let no other bids be
accepted-4nd in a very short time
you would see a thriving little town
goig up: This would build up a
nice high school; churches would go
up, and stores would ber built; and
then open public roads wherever ad
vantageous to the public, and you
would see things prospering. As it
is, most of these lands are negro quar
ters, with now and then a white man
as an overseer. At Gary's we have
already a depot, side track, and a
store now run by a clever bachelor,
who would no doubt build himself a
nice home and possibly ask the hand
of some clever lady to keep it for
People who have not a good chance
of money can't own lots in an estab
lished town or city;.real estate is too
high. It takes most of one's readly
cash to buy a' lot, and then he has no
house. Take most of our railway sta
tions on this line, and you cannot get
a lot-the owners won't sell. Wihy ?
Because they want it to farm o:1; but
Gary's Lane has a fine opening be
fore her if the legatees can see it,
and will act. There is no lack of
wood and water;, plenty of both in
easy reach, and plenty of building
timber near at hand.
But some one says, Come to New
berry. Well,' we weould go there to
purchase our celothing, shoes and
wpning hate, etc., 'and many other
things we would need; but* some of
us can't own homes there, or even
rent, but we could build up a nice
town for ourselves. It would be a
good while before we would ask for
a court house to be built.
Ieriously, it occurs to me the above
suggestions might be helpful. So here
goes. I make no charge for this.
I * * *
W. N. Glymph Graduates in PharmacY
Progress is in receipt of an invita
tion from. Mr. Walter N. Glymph to
the commencement exercises of the
Southern Co)lte of Pharngacy of
Atlanta, Ga., to be held in the Grand
Opera House, Saturday evening, Sep
tember 28th. Mr. Glymph is one 9
a class of twenty-seven. He is well
known in Union, where he resided
for a number of years, and has a
wide circle of friends here. An inter
esting feature of the commmencement
exercises will be the address deliv
ered by Hon. Thos. E. Watson.-Un
It takes only a stamp to get an al
lotment of cheap New York four-and
one-half per cents, but it isn't every
body that has the stamp.
AN AFAVAUM U W& uJV
Mr. Zach McGhee to Marry Miss I
en Irwin of Spartan
Suartanburg, Sept. 20.-The
gagement of Miss Helen Irwin
Spartanburg to Mr. Zach McGhea
Washington, is announced here toc
The wedding will take- place at A
Irwin's home on Hampton avel
Monday evening, Sept. 30, Bis:
Miss Irwin is one of the u
eharming members of Spartanb
society, and with many accompl
rgnts possesses remarkable beai
Mr. McGhee is a South Carolin
but is in Washington as correspo
ent for The State and other lead
John A. Eddy.
John, son of W. H. and Susan
dy, was born in Newberry cou
about forty years ago. When quit
youth he joined the Methodist &v
and made a public profession
Christ. While young he entered i
business life and by his hone
faithfulnes and piety, he soon won
himself an enviable reputation.
About three years ago he was b
pily married to Miss Lilla Cromer.
them was born a son, and with s
pleasant surroundings, his life
fair to be long and happy, but j
when the prospects were most flat
ing God sent his messenger-deat
and -ealled him to his upper and I
"The voice at midnight came,
He started up to hear;
A mortal arrow pierced his frais
He fell, but felt no fear.
Hi sword was in "his hand,
Still warm with recent fight,
Ready each moment at command,
Through rock and steel to smit
"At midnight came the cry,
-To meet thy God prepare,
, woke and caught his captains
Then, strong in faith alad praye
His spirit with a bound,
Left its encumbering clay,
His tent at sunrise on the grot
A darkened ruin lay."
Johnnie Eddie was - no ordin
man. To my mind he was one
Newberry 's noblest young men.
dutiful son. a devoted brother, an
fetionate husband and father,
above all a Christian. His loved c
sorrow not as those who have no h4
Peace to his ashes, and rest to
Mrs. Win. T. Buford.
Katie Eddy, wife of Willie Buf<
was born in Newberry county, al
35 years ago. She too, like John
was born of pious parents, and in
early girlhood days joined the M<
dist church and made a public
fession of Christ.
Her life was adorned by m
traits that go to make up a true
About eleven years ago she
happily married to Willie Buford.
them were born five children, tw<
whom preceded- her to the grave.
She was an affectionate daugh
a devoted sister and a true wife
She was called away very nm
petedly by her friends, but all
knew her believed she was ready
the summon, and although she
unconscious for the last few houri
her life, we have every reason to
lieve she is at rest in heaven.
We laid her remains in the cht
yard at Fairview, there to await
May a kind and loving father
tan, bijoken-hearted husband,
watch tenderly over the mother
little ones and make this sore beret
Iment a blessing to them. And may
sustain the dear aged- parents a
days longer, and then they will ni
Johnnie and Katie again.
"Go to thy grave in all thy g
In full activity of zeal and pov
A Christian cannot die before
IST .LLV JLJ.L% .7 fikj%, W -W
vant s hour.
"Go to thy grave, at noon from la
Rest on thy sheaves, thy harvest
en- work is done;
of Come from the heat~of battle, and in
ay. Sister, go home, with thee the
[iss fight is won."
me, A Friend.
To the Memory of Jno. A. Edy and
ost Katie Buford.
mrg Our dear Johnnie and sweet Katie,
Lh- Children of thy parents dear,
Ity. Have been called to realms of glory,
Lan, And each others presence share.
ing Once they played and prattled round
Making glad our hearts and home,
With their cheerful childish nature,
Ed- But now they are forever gone.
e a Johinie was a boy of promise,
reh Possessing traits of goodnes rae,
,61 Always ready to do duty,
Dto And help others -theirs to shaM.
for He was kind to everybody,
An4 made friends where'er he
To For he never had contention,
ch Nor would he a wrong resent.
ust Just as he was now beginning,
er- In his business to succeed,
i- He was called from earth to heaven,
et- For him'.his blesed Lord had nee&
He left a wife and a sweet baby,
And their hearts are wrung wit,
8 But if she is true and faithful,
They shall, surely meet again.
Katie too, has joined-her brother.
Who loved her with a tender tie,
e." Fr she too, left her "Will" ad
God decreed that she must die.
eye nhe fulfilled a mother's station,
, Acted well the noble wife,
But now she is beyond: the power,
Of satan, sin and eatthy strife.
She has there two precious children,
ary Who went on a while before,
of And with Johnnie and her dea1 ones
A She awaits us on that shore.,
nd ow fond parents cease your mourn
pe. They are safe in heaven above.
his And are basking in the sunlight,
Of God's glory and his love.
You will both soon go to join themr.
Never more to .part again; t
rd, But in that eternal city,
ut Of our God, you shall remain.
her Will the others God has given,
t;h- Be as true as these have been?
ro- If so, all will surely enter,
And united be again.
wo. To the widow of dear Johnnie,
Teach thy boy to love his God;
was Walking daily in the pathway,
To That his sainted father trod.
Teach thy boy to shun the vices,
ter, That his father daily shunned;
and And his.life will be a blessing,
When his earthy course is done.
who To the husband of dear Katie,
for A double load you have to bear;
was Willie, God is good and gracious,
of And will take you in his care.
You will often think of Katie,
rh As she sees you from the sky,
the And may sometimes flit about you,
When she hears her children cry.
and God has spoken to you, Willie,
less Louder than in thunder tone;
hve- And by this he would entreat you,
few To sit down about His throne.
May God bless this greatest trial,
To your soul's eternal peace,
lor- And to heaven safely bring you,
Where all earthly cares shall cease,
her Affectionately by