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VOL XLIV NO 92. NEWBERRY, S. C., TUESDAY' OC'OBER 15. 1907. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A
TO END STRIKE
PRESIDENT SMALL SAYS ALL
EFFORTS HAVE FAILED.
Treasury Depleted and no More
Funds Available-Strike With
out President's Sanction.
New York, Oct. 12.-Following a
visit to this city of Labor Commis
sioner Neill, President Small of the
Telegraphers' union this afternoon
took decisive steps to close the tele
graphers' strike. He sent# the fol
lowing telegram to all of the lead
ing cities of the country:
"New York, Oct. 12, 1907.
"Prominent New Yorkers appeal
ed to me to call the strike off. All
efforts at negotiation are exhausted
and the companies' officials say they
will fight to a finish. The treasury
is deplated and no more funds are
available. Requests (or relief from
all sides are heavy and urgent. The
general assembly can not meet them.
The strike having been ordered with
out the president's saction, I recom
mend that locals vote on the proposi
STRTKE FUND EXHAUSTED;
BUT MEN REMAIN FIEM.
New York, Oct. 13.-President S.
J. Small - appears confident today
that the strike was at an end and
hopeful that his men would be reiD
"The strike will be called off to
morieow and the men will be back to
work." he said.
"Will you give a word of advice
to the men as to whether they should
vote to call it off and seek reinstate
ment?" he was asked.
-"I will cover that point at the
meeting today with the men in New
York." he replied.
"The object in sending out my
statement to the men yesterday was
to put the question right up to them.
Our resdurces are exhausted and if
they want to continue the fight they
will have to furnish the funds."
"Percy Thomas says you have $15,
000 in the treasury," was suggested.
"In whose treasury?" asked Mr.
Small. "We have $15,00, but not for
strike uses. That is a mutual bene
fit' fund for insurance. If we have
money why couldn't we pay off here
yesterday? But there is always talk
of this kind at the end of every kind
of strike. I have been through about
five runiors of this kind since the
str-ike began in San Francisco and it
does not bother me any more. If
Mr. Thomas wants to fight the call
ing off the strike lot him do so. I
am going to that meeting today with
brass knuckles. Generally labor
leaders advise each other to disre
gard the sufferings of their men
when a strike is on, but I will not do
that to the very last ditch. We might
hold out a couple of weeks longer on
nothing but encouraging talk, but the
result would only be that the men
of the weaker characters would be
slowly returning to work while the
stronger men would hold out and suf
fer the most just because they were
the most staunch. There would not
be any tmnion left."
"What if the locals decline to call
it off?" he was asked.
"Well, there will be nothing to do
but keep up the fight as long as
they can, but it will be up to them to
provide funds. The strike was irre
gular from the beginning."
"Then the strike is hopeless and it
might as well be abandoned?"
"That is it," replied Mr. Small.
New Yorkers Hold Out.
Notwithstanding President Small's
opinion that the strike is hopeless,
the telegrapher's union, at the meet
ing today, voted unanimously to con
tinue the strike against the Western
Union and Postal Telegraph com
The vote was taken upon the sug
gestion of President Small, who, in
messages to subordinate officers yes
terday recommended ~that locals in
visability of the men returning to
The meeting was characterized by
bitter exchanges between President
Small and other speakers. The lat
ter charged the national lEader with
inconsistency in first claiming that
the strike would be successfully fin
anced and yesterday admitting that
the general assembly was without
funds. and with having conducted
the fight in 4 half-hearted, dilatory
way. Small tried to explain his posi
tion, but was. frequently interrupt
ed by hisses.
When he suddenly left the hall in
the midst of the speechmaking cries
of "resign" followed him. Tonight
Small issued a statement in which he
said %he was willing to continue the
strike if the men insisted.
Chicago, Oct. 13.--The following
message was sent to President -Small
by the executive dommittee tonight:
"Under article 15, section 7, of
the constitution of the Commercial
Telegraphers' union of America, you
are hereby suspended from the office
of president, to take effect immed
"S. J. Konenkamp, Acting Chair
A comfortable thing about being
rich is you only get fined when you I
ought to be put in jail.
Death of Mrs. Adam AuL.
Mrs. Adam L. Aull, of Pomaria
section, who has been q2uite sick for
many months died on Saturday. She
was Miss Lillie Kibler beforel her
marriage and she and Mr. Aull were
married in 1872 when both were
quite young, in fact while they were
still under twenty.
Their married life has been a re
markably happy one and to them
were born twelve children all of
whom are Riving. For thirty five
years they joirneyed down life's
path together without a vacant chair
in the family circle and now the wife
and mother is the first to go. She
was a good woman and much beloved
by all who knew, and bore her suf
ferings with Christian fortitude.
Her burial was at St. Paul's on
Sunday and the esteem in which she
was held was manifest in the large
number who came to pay' their last
sad respect to her memory and the
large collection of lovely floweirs
which covered the casket which held
her mortal remains.
To the husband we extend our
sympathy for we know he shall miss
her, and also to the children for she
was a fond and affectionate moth
The funeral services were conduct
ed by the Rev. J. A. Sligh, for many
years her pastor.
A woman never feels entirely re
spectable unless something she wears
is done in hand-sti'tching.
At Pulaski Lodge.
There is much life manifest in
Pulaski Lodge, I. 0. 0. F. New mem
bers are ipplying for admission at
every meeting and there is work all
Mr. J. 'W1. M.aha.n, a traveling
salesman from Texas, was in the city
last Friday night and being a good
Odd Fellow attended the meeting
and talked to the members. He will
be in Newberry on Friday night of
this week and has promised to at
tend and make an address on Practi
al Odd Fellowship. Noble Grand
W. G. Peterson, very much desires
that there shall be a full attendance
at the meeting on Friday evening
and as there is work to do the meet
ing will open promptly at 7.30
Those who have met Mr. Mahan
say the boys may expect a fine talk
on Friday evening and they will not
Either a girl is heartbroken be
ause she' can't marry a man or be
eause she does.
A man is apt to get his back up
when his we calls hm down.
Entertainment at Central Methodist
Church in December-Commit
tee to Meet Thursday.
The following committees have
been appointed to serve at the enter-]
tainment to be given by the ladies of
Central Methodist Church in Decem
ber. All are .requested to meet in the
Sunday School of Central Church
Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Mrs. R. D. Wright,
Fanev Work Booth-Mrs. Gaillard,
Miss Lois Fant, Mrs. John Chap
man, Miss Euenia Epps. Miss Bes
sie McGraw. Mrs. Alice Porter, Mrs.
Merchant. Miss Alice Hornsby. Mrs.
F. M. Schumpert.
Apron Booth-Mrs. Burr Martin,
Mrs. S, J. Wooten, Mrs. Geo. John
stone, Mrs, T. G. Williams, Mrs.
Golden, Mrs. James Nard, Mrs. Jack
Henderson, Mrs. E. M. Evane,~ Miss
Dessie Shackleford, Mrs. Virginia
Candy Booth-Mrs. Geo. Eppa, An
nie Taylor, Maggie Thomason, Car
rie Bell West, Sue Porter, Minnie
Havird, IMoride Lominick, Kate
Adams, Genie Wicker, Verna Lane,
Irene Greer, Wee3a Summer.
Doll Booth--Mrs. Will White, Ola
West, Rebecca Wicker, Lucile West,
Earnestine Wicker, Tilla West, An
nie Laurie Franklin, Sara White,
Katie Franklin, Georgia Porter,
Louise Taylor, Margaret Davis, Lu
cile Grier, Mary Frances Cannon,
Aline Best, Janie Thomason, Lizzie
Tarrant, Annie Jones, Laura Connor,
Alice West, Mrs. James Sample, Mrs.
Larkin Booth-Miss Sara Robin
son, Mrs. C. H. 0annon, Mrs. John
Wicker, Miss Maud Fant, Miss
Nash. Miss Flourney, Miss Edith
Soliciting Committee-Mrs. W. W.
Hornsby. Miss Edith Henderson,
Mrs. Gaillard, Miss Lucy Epps.
. Dish and Table Committee-Mrs.
R. C. Williams, Mrs. Kate B;oozer,.
Mrs. Alma Taylor, Mrs. C. M. West,
Mrs. Campbell Havird, Mrs. S. G.
Welch. Mrs. H. H. Franklin, Mrs. G.
B. Summer, Mrs. Dominick.
Hall tGommittee--(Place, stove,
lights and booths) Mrs. J. W, White,
Mrs. C. L. Blease, Miss Annie Ruff,
Mrs. C. H. Cannoui, Mrs. Frank Bax
ter, Mrs. Lominick.
Waitresses--Table 1. Mrs~ Julius
Eison, Vanessa Williams, Ida Ept
ing. Table 2. Mrs. Cannon Blease,
Miss Bell Epting, Miss Bessie Booz
er. Table 3. Miss Lizzie .Salter, Miss
Lucy Epps, Miss Mamie Salter. Ta
ble 4. Miss Lola Lake, Miss Ida
Langford, Miss,Agnes Chapman. Ta
ble 5. Mrs. J. P. Neel, Miss Jessie
Hornsby, Miss Mattie Adams. Table
6. Mrs. R. L. .Tarrant, Mrs. J, W.
Reeder, Miss Julia Wicker. 1
Meat Table-Mrs. J. K. Gilder,
Mrs. H. A. C. Robinson, Mrs. Carrie
Greneker, Mrs. S. L. Garlington.
Salad Table-Mrs. James Dunbar,
Mrs. Tom Harrell, Mrs. W. T. Tar
rant, Mrs. Tom Wicker, Mrs. Rus
sell, Mrs. Sarah Lane.
Bread Rable-Mrs. Y. J. Pope,
Mrs. Fannie Fant, Mrs. John Adams,
Mrs. Wallace, Mrs. Thomason.
Cake Table-Mrs. W. W. Hornsby,
Mrs. Lilla Eddy, Miss Daisy Can
non, Mrs. Qonnor, Mrs. Henry
Ice Cream Table-Mrs. W. F.
Wight, Mrs. Walton, Mrs. M. F.
Bynum,. Mrs. Boyd Epting, Mrs. T.
M. Rodgers, Mrs. Willie Ruff, Mrs.
Coffee-Mrs. Colin 'Cook, Mrs. C.
W. Bishop, Mrs. Lizzie Blease, Mrs.
Reese, Mrs. Lou Mayer.
Oysters-Mrs. James Epting, Mrs.
Ernest Schumpert, Mrs. J. D. S.
Livingstone, Mrs. Emma Lake.
Agents wanted at once, previous
experience is 'no3t essential, territory
is going fast, write soon if you wish
to make money faster than you ever
did before. Whit today. Address J
F. Clark, Conway, Ark.
When a woman pauses to reflect it
is usualy in front of a mirror.
LOCATE IN SOUTH CAROLINA. [
A One Million Dollar Concern Wants I
to Come to South Carolina-Pay
Roll $25,000 a Week.
It is stated in the Greenville Pied
mont of a few days ago that Lowe s
and Company, of New York. city, a I
firm composed of three business men, t
who are owners of a large mill, shirt s
factory and laundry, contemplate I
moving their plant to some point-in
South Carolina. It is further stated
that the -enterprise represents an 1
outlay of one million dollars and
works three thousand operatives, fif
teen hundred of whom are skilled
workmen, who will be brought from I
the north. It is further stated that I
all of the operatives earn from eight
dellars per week up. The pay will (
amount to about $23,000 a week.
T-he secretary of the Greenville
board of trade has received inquiry
in regard to Greenville as a suitabla
location for this enterprise, but that 1
is ude reason why the secretary of the <
Chamber of Commerce of Newberry,
or soneone connected with that or
ganization, might not get in com
munication with this firm and show
to them the advantages of Newber- I
ry, as -a suitable place for the loca
tion for their enterprise.
That much money invested in any
community, and especially the large t
pay roll, which it represents, would
be worth the while of securing it.
Even if we do not secure it the effort f
to secure it would be worth all that
it cost to the community. It would
advise these men, and probably oth
ers, that Newberry is on the map of
South Carolina, and has at least a
few enterprising and progressive
citizens, who are looking after the I
interests of the community.
You could keep -men away from the
race track if you ealled it a Sunday
A famous man is one who is known
by more people than he knows.
ABOUT REVENUE <0MBINE.
Commissioner Capers Taks About s
the Raors-President Has not
Washington cor. The State..a
Washington, Oct. ll.--Georgia is
likely to be added to the revenue di
vision of North and South Carolina.
The headquarters may be at Greens-r
boro. J. G. Capers was asked today
by the correspondent of the State if
Columbia would not be the more een-t
tral location for the headquarters of
the combined three states. He repli- I
ed that since Georgia is to be a pro-I
hibition state and South Carolina al
most orie Greensboro would still be
the center of the'li~quor business and 1j
that there would be nlo reason fori
moving the headquarters to Colum- I
bia 'if the consolidation should be
I is not a settled fact that this ]
consolidation will be made. It can
be done only by order of the presi
dent and the matter has not been1
placed before that official. It is an
idea of Capt. Capers, who says that
prohibition in Georgia will prevent
a sufficient amount of returns from
the liquor licenses to renumerate the
To put Georgia into~ the North and f
South Carolina division would make (
one good fat place for one man, in
spite of prohibition and the Carey
Cothran law. He also wants to de- r
tach Oldahoma from Kansas and'r
put it into the same division with Ii
Arkansas. Kansas is dry and Okla
hotna will be when it becomes a;
state. It would not do, he thinks, to
have two prohibition states togeth-'
er as there is not enough money to
support the offices.
Zach McGhee. i
Some people not only give his Sat
anic majesty his due, but pay him injC
Unless a man has sense in his head
it is difficult to keep dollars in his
THE NEWS or POMARA.
)eath of Mrs. Adam Aii-Bethel
Academy Open-Heavy Frost
Pomaria, October 14.-The Bethel
chool opened yesterday with Miss
lelen Knight, of Honea Path, as
eacher. She is a graduate of Lime
tone college, and not Converse col
ege as was stated in this borrespond
dice last week.
On Friday night the ladies gave a
anquet to the Pomaria Camp of the
ffoodmen of the World. An elabor
Lte menu had been prepared, and the
iffair is spoken of by all who were
>resent as a most delightful one. A
iumber of very happy speeches were&
nade by different members of the
The community was saddened on
ast Saturday evening by the death
)f Mrs. Adam Aull, who had been
ick for a about a year. Besides her
)ereaved husband, she leaves twelve
b,ildran and numerous other rela
ives and friends to mourn her death.
rhe interment took place Sunday af
;ernoon at St. Paul's church, where
ier pastor, the Rev. J. A. Sligh,
>reached the funeral sermon to a
mmense congregation of sympathiz
ng friends and relatives.
There was a large frost in Pom'aria
his morning, and in some places ice
klso was seen. Vegetation - has
loubtless been injured considerably,
specially in the low places. While
iot a great deal of the cotton has
eeu killed, its maturing has been
rery much retarded. The fact that
t was not killed outright, however,
6ill doubtless be a good excuse with
he bears for further lowering the
It's easier 4o lead a man to drink
han it is to drive him the other way.
News from Excelsior.
Excelsior, Oct. 14.-The weather
as been cool and b:cing for sev
Our school will reopen soon. Let
ill the children be ready and on
Land at the opening of school.
Miss Louise Singley is attending
chool at Prosperity.
-Mrs. J. D. Stone has been on the
ick list for the past week.
Mrs. Berry Livingston and: chil
Lren have been spending several days
vith relatives at Newberry.
There will be communion service
Lt Mt. Pilgrim church next Sunday
norning by the pastor the Rev. .S. P.
There is a good deal of cotton in
he fields to pick yet. This is a busy
eason of year for the farmer as oat
owing and corn gathering tiinie is
Mrs. J. C. Singley and children
iave been visiting relatives at Spring
Miss Mamie Oounts has reopiened
ier school in the New Hope.ssection.
Miss Cleand Hayes of near New
>ery spent Saturday nigbt with
(isses Alder Ray and Minnie Wheel
Our Sabbath school is moving on
lieely with about fifty-five pupils.
We expect to have an organ soon
chich will add much to the singing
nd worship in general.
Prof. R. C. Counts and family and
Kr. J. A. Counts and family, of
~rosperity spent Sunday with their
ather 's family donw here, Mr. A. M.
The farmers association will meet
Lt ihe school house next Friday
iight, 18th, at 7.30 o'clock. Let each
nember be on hand at this meeting
f possible. Sigma.
A woman is never satisfied unless
he has something. to worry about.
When a girl won't flirt with a man
t is a sign he is her brother.
The faster way for a woman to put
>n weight is to sit in her husband's
Love at first sight is easy but few
>eople can stand the test of a long
bawn out acquaintance.
Ansel and His Work.
6Tews and Curier.
"If Governor Ansel desires to suc
,eed himself, he can do so without a
loubt, and he would then receive
any increase (in salary provided by
the legislature,) but if he prefers to
heed the request of some of his
friends there 'Will be plenty of
candidates for governor, even with
the salary at $3,000 as at present."
The quotation is from Mr. Hoyt's
Columbia letter printed in the News
and Courier yesterday.
An excellent compliment to gover
nor Ansel that friends urge him to be
a candidate for the United States
Senate; but the work of Governor
Ansel in his present office is not yet
done and will not be done in another
year. Governor Ansel's election was
a vindication of the local option prin
0iple and that principle is now
threatened. "I am in favor of Local
County Option, betwen County Pro
hibition and county dikpensaies."
So reads the platform on which he
went into office and holds the office
now; and "let each county say for it
self whether it desires that liquor
shall be sold in that county, or that
it shall not be sold, therein," it con
tinues. At the moment Prohibition
leaders are forming in column to
press for state prohibtion, the de
struction of the local county option
principle, the overriding of the wish
es of the people of Bamberg, Aiken,
Charleston, I)eaufort, Barnwell and
other counties that voted for Ansel
and which look to him for leader
ship in resisting the new assault that
In his message -to the General As
sembly Governor Ansel is - expected
to speak plainly and strongly, advis
ing that the existing local -option
plan be- given a fair trial, urgg
that another period of upheaval be
not forced upon the state, that there
be no early renewal of the whiskey
pandemonium in South Carplina. For
the Governor to retire now would be
to retire under fire, abandoning his
principles' diseredited to the enemy.
Local option is one thing, state pro
hibition is another and the two are
no more reconcilable than are prohi
bition and high license. If the Gen
eral Assembly should enat a prohi.
bition law, it would be repudiation
and defeat for the Ansel plan; if it
do not enact it, the struggle will go
on and .Govern.or Ansel must stand
to his guns in the next campaign. rnm
such circumstances to whom and up
on what could he appeal-for election
to any other office than that of gov
ernor, having served a single term
of two years? There. are times when
the acceptance of a seeond term is
not so much pleasure as it is a duty.
This is one of them.
Let us then hear no more of . tha
governor as a candidate for the sen
ate. However -intended, it is =rnot
helpful to his usefulness or his repu
tation. No necessity and no excuse
offer for a furious, disturbing and
upsetting campaign for governor in
1908. We do not believe for a mom
ent that Governor Ansel would bring
it on. His administration so far has
been wise and beneficial. We may
'not approve his every individual act
or policy, some, indeed, we cannot
commend, but ~the people are satis
led that a firm hand is at the helm
and that a prudent, honest and dis
interested man is in the executive of
fee, determined to do his )Auty. A
change next year would hurry the
state upon ebnfusion and political
Uncommon moral courage is dis
played by the governor in declaring
that the gubernatorial salary should
be increased. The truth of what he
says every informed man knows, but
many a governor would fear to give
it utterance. With a salary of $3,
000, a poor inan with a family is de
barred from accepting the office of
governor of South Carolina, unless
he be willing to choose between nig
gardly living or bankruptcy.
Hustle for what you can get and.
don't worry, about what you can't
There is more or less charity in the
hat of every man-usually less.