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VOi. xIm~ N092. NEWBERRY, S. 0., TUESDAY' INOVEMBER 5,.1907. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
Fixed For November 26.-Rules
Adopted for Same-Pledges to be
by November 22.
The Herald and News did not in
tend to mislead anybody, or even it
self, when in Friday's issue it was
printed that the citizen's meeting
would be held on Saturday night. In
some way we mixed the dates and
stated that the meeting would be Sat
urday night. This statement in The
Herald and News may account for the
small attendance, which it is said was
present. We. make this statement in
justice to ourselves and in explana
tion of the fact that we use the min
utes as furnished .by the secretary of
the executive committee instead of
writing our own story.
The primary was adopted as the
plan for the nomination of the can
didates, and Tuseday, the 26th day of
Novemiber, was fixed as the time for
the first election, and Friday, Novem
ber 22, as the date upon which. can
didates should file their pledges, and
the 8nd primary is fixed for Novem
ber 29, and .the third-in the event a
third is necessary-for December 2.
The proceedings of the meeting are
given herewith as furnished by the
secretary. We also giye the rules
governing the primary, which were
adopted in the meeting:
In response to a call of the Exe
cutive Committee the Democratic
Party of the Towg of Newberry, S.
C., met at 8 p. m. in the Council
Chamber. Dr. 0. B. Mayer was elect
ed chairman and I. H. Hunt, Esq., was
elected Secretary and Treasurer. The
chairman stated that the object of
the meeting was to provide for the
nomination of officers for the ensu
ing year and for such other business
as nay properly be brought before it.
Thegecretary and Treasur-r read hi
finwneial report which had been audit
ed and found correct and showed a
cash balance on hand of $12.75. Tt
was moved and carried that the nom
inations for town officers be made by
primary election. The rules and re
gulations of the election were adopt
ed which were the same as last year
except the necessary change of.dates.
The Executive Committee consisting
of two from the town at large and
orze from each Ward was elected, as
Fro the town at large.
;Dr. 0. B. Mayer, G. B. Cromer, Esq.
Ward 1. W. H. .Wallace.
Ward 2. I. H. Hunt.
Ward 3. Dr. P. G. Ellesor.
Ward 4. Jolin C. Gog-gans, Jr.
Ward 5. W. H. Hardeman.
It was moved and carried that the
Executive Cbmmiittee fix the amount
the candidates are to be assessed
which assessment must be paid at
the time of the filing of the pledges.
It was moved and cardied that bhe
thanks of the party be extended to
Sthe Executive Committee and espe
cially to the Secretary and Treasurer
for his efficient services.
The meeting adjourned.
Meeting Executive Committee.
Immediately after the adjournment
of the meeting of the Demti ratic
Party, the new Executive Committee
met and organized by electing Dr. 0.
B. Mayer, Chairman and IL H. Hunt,
SEsq., Secretary and Treasurer.
The following assessments were fix
ed for the candidates in the Demo
cratic Primary which :'ssessments
must be paid at the time of the fil
ing of the pledges:
For mayor -$10.00.
For alderman $2.00.
For school trustee $2.00.
The meeting adjourned.
See. 1. An eler-ton within the de
moeratic' party shall he held in the
town of New berry on Tuesday. No
vember 20. 1907. to seleet candidates
for mayr1. aldermen and trustees of
..he Sr-aded school for the ensuine
term for said town; the bolls to be
opened at eight o'clock a. m. and
to be closed at four o'clock p. in.;
one vot: e nrecinet to be in each
ward, and the erutive committee
shall have charge of locating same.
Sec. 2. All Democrats who have
duly registered for the municipal elee
tion of 1907 shall be allowed to vote.
In case the right to vote is challeng
ed the person challendged shall
be required to establish his
right to vote before the managers by
the vouching of three Democrats;
provided, that in the nomination of
alderman and trustees of the graded
school from the respective wards on
ly qualified electors from each ward
shall be permitted to vote for alder
man and trustee of the graded school
from that wards
Sec. 3. The candidates receiving
the majority of all the votes cast for
the said offices of mayor and alder
man and trustees of the graded school
respectively at said election, shall be
declared the nominees of the demo
cratie party of said town, provided.
that on or befoie twelve o'clock
noon on Friday, November 22, 1907,
each of such candidates shall have
left a written statement with the
chairman of the executive committee
that he is a Candidate andthat he will
abide the result of such election. No
vote shall be counted for any candi
date who has not so pledged himself;
and provided, further, that if no can
didate, either for the office of mayor
or for alderman or for trustee of
the graded school in a ward shall have
received a majority of votes at such
election a second election for the nom
ination of a mayor and for alder
man and for a trustee of the graded
school as case may be, shall
be held on Friday, Novfmber
29, 1.907. under these rules, at which
second election only the two candi
dates who received the highest vote at
the former election for the respective
offices shall be voted for; and provid
ed, further, in the event t.here should
be a tie at the secor-d primary for
mayor and alderman and trustee of
the graded school. then a third pri
mary shall be held on Monday, De
cember 2, 1907.
See. 4. When the vote shall have
been duly counted the managers shall
immediately certify the same to the
I executive committee, 'which commit
tee shall constitute a board of can
vassers, declaring the result of the
election and hearing all contests and
protests that may arise, whose action
in canvassing shall be fina-l; provided,
thet no member of the executive com
mittee shall be a candidate at such
eletion, and, provided further, that
the said executive committee shall
meet in the mayor's office at ten
o'clock a. in.. on Wednesday, Novem
ber 27, 1907,and in the event of a
second election, at ten o'clock a. m.
on Saturday, November 30 1907, and,
in the eyent of a third election, at
ten o'clock a. m. on Tuesday. Decem
ber 3, 1907, to declare the said elec
tion and to hear any contests or pro
tests in regard td same.
See. 5. The citizens' meeting that
shall adopt rules for the primary elec
tion shall elect an executive commit
tee of seven members, two from the
town at large and one from each ward,
and this committee shall have power
Ito fill vacancies in its membership.
ANSEL AND THE SBNATORSHIP.
Governor is Undecided About Bnter
ing the Race.
News and Courier.
Columbia, November 2.-In respose
to a request for an expression as to
his attitude toward the United States
Senatorship Governor Ansel said to
day to the correspondent of the News
and Courier: "I have deta'mined to
make a definite statement i the next
few days as to whether I will enter
the race for the senate. I have not
fully made up my own mind as to
whether I should run or not. but I
will do so very shortly, and then I will
ive the newspapers a positive state-'
ment. if I am to make the race I
vnt to get right into it and let the
peole know just what I intend to
* lo vou understand that the field
is to be left to you and Senator Lati
mer, that the others who have been
Italked about as likely to make the
rae will not run if you are to run"
Ihe wals asked..
''I have made no trades nor hand
ay understandings with anybody
about who is to enter the rde " he
PRESBYTERIAN SYNOD OF S. C.
Successful and Well Attended-Mat
ters of Importance Transacted
Dr. Pelham's Interesting
The Synod of the Presbyteriaa
church of South Carolina, which has
been in session during several days
of last week was a notable and rep
resentative court of teaching and rul
ing elders of the Presbyt6rian faith.
The personnel of the body was unusu
ally fine, as splendid appearing set of
men as can be seen anywhere, in eith
er religious or secular life. Certain
marked characteristics of a P1resby
er-ian Synod were distinctly noticea
ble. such as dignity and decorum. per
severance and piety. If oae never
entertained a doubt as to Presbyter
ian fervor, that error, if existing,
would have been quickly dismissed
from the mind.as the "baseless fa
bric of a vision." Any keen observer
of conduct, would have said, this body
of men is surely engaged in the King's
business, and that very earnestly.
The spirit of reverence and the spir
it of brotherly love were never more
apparent.. 10lergymen from the city,
as well as the smaller charges in
country and hamlet, and parish, mer
hants, lawyars, physicians and plan
ters, feeling alike the elbow touch of
genuine spiritual life, and heartily
enlisted in the greatest of all causes,
the promulgation of the gospel even
to the uttermost at home and abroad.
Rev. S. L. Morris, D. D., Secretary
Assembly's home Missions, Rev. J. G.
Snedecor, D. D., Assembly's Secre
tary colored Evangelization, Rev.
James 0. Reavis, D. D., Co-ordinate
Secretary Foreign Missions, and Rev.
D. Clay Lilly, D. V., now engaged i
delivering specially prepared addres
ses on Foreign Missions, made stirring
appeals in behalf of the respective
causes they represeat. Dr. Lilly's ad
dress on "Money and the Kingdom,''
which I heard him deliver last sum
mer at Montreat, is without doubt
one of the most convincing and clear
est arguments for consecrated wealth,
which appeals to reason, and common
ense. thai. I have been privileged to
hear from any pulpit or platforl. Mr.
Charles A. Rowland, General Secre
tary of the Layman's Missionary
movement spoke with emphasis in the
presentation of this great movement
among the laymen for the furtherance
of the Kingdom of Christ in :beni.ght
ed lands. One million dollars is pro
posed to be raised by the Southern
Presbyteians during this ecclesiasti
cal ear. One member of Synod, a
sucessful mill president residing li
Greenville, S. C., has already given
this year .$17,000 to the Foreign Mis
sions cause, in addition to his other
magnificent benevolences. He is a
firm believer in missions and is an
honor to the chureh which he loves
so well, and furnishes a noble exam
ple to men of means and liberality.
Synod met in the First Presbyter
ian church, a large and handsome
building, two stories, auditorium up
stairs, Sunday school room in base
ment same size as upper room. What
a sensible thing that of providing suit
ably and comfortably for the spiritual
training and instruction of the young
people, and how important likewise
t enlist t.he adults of all ages and of
both sexes in sympathy with anad
study of the Word, which the Psal
mist said is a "lamp unto our feet
and a light unto our path.'' Alas!
las! that some deride, while some
ohers are indifferent to this most
vital of all important matters-the
welfare and saving of human souls.
The pastor, who served as host, is the
Rv. W. H. F'razier, whose vigilance
and activity in behalf of his guests,
kept him busy la1 providing for the
comfort of every one.
Rev. W. T. Hall, D. D., Moderator.
preahed a very forcible serrnon.
All - the reports from the various
schools of learning, under the care of
S'.od were very; eneouraging and
* :'er attendance, deeper spiritual
lie among the student body and hig.h
eer.schoarship, more predominant
than in former years. This, of course,
a ratiyn inom-ation that nro
duced a profound impression and E
doubtless gave rise to gratitude to
I the Supreme Head of the church for T
His Watchful care over aid approval
of these flourishing schools; Divid
son college, Chicora college, the Col
lege at Olinton, and the Columbia "
Theological Seminary, this last fn*
ed as a venerable school of the pro- o
phets, Doctors Thornwell, Howe, Pal- p
mer, Adger, Girardeau, Woodrow, and si
others of renown were in their sev- A
eral generations professors. t]
Rev. W. P. Jacobs, D. D., lika si
Anak of old towering among his bre- iS
threa, because of his large-heartedness p
and, useful labors, made a very tender a
appeal for the Thornwell Orphanage b
and brought sweet messages from the h
cflildren to those who give so gener- h
ously for the susteltation of the or
phanage. Synod declined to grant 1
the overture to divide the time-hon- a
ored South Carolina Presbytery and r]
so at least for a while will remain i
intact, until some greater need will 13
justify her dismemberment.
An elegant reception was tendered .G
by Mrs. Humphreys, which was.an en- Ii
joyable fuhetion from 5 to 8 p. m., fI
Thursday, October 31, at her elegant e
hone on Calhoun street, hard by the
church. Luncheon was served by a S
bevy of handsome young women,
while graceful and gracious matrons
lent charm and good cheer to the joy- C
.Synod will meet next year in the f
Presbyterian church of Sumter. Sever- b
al memorials to deceased ministers t,
were read by appointment of the h
Moderator, the Rev. Dr. Haill. Rev., h
R. H. Ried by Rev. A. A. James; Rev. n
N. W. Edmunds, D. D., by Dr. J. W. h
MeKay; Rev. J. L. Williamson, by 0
W. E. Pelham; Rev. James Woodrow, si
D. D., L. L. D;, by Rev. J. Wm. Flynn, e
The hospitality of the Anderson
people was unbounded, for all of
which, ,.may a gracious Benefactor
bestow richly His benison, and fill h
their hearts to overflowing with d
rowning and evereincreasing jovs.
William E. Pelham.. 0
WAS TAKEN SICK.
Mr. H. D. Boozer Had to Leave Pres- li
byterian Synod on Account of
Sickness-Is Better. t
Elder H. D. Boozer, who was one of S
the delegates from the Newberryh
Presbyterian church to the Synod,
and who is stopping with Mr. andr
Mrs. M. L. Willis, on South Main
street, was ta-ken severely ill Tuesday h
afternoon and has not been able to
attend ~he sessions of t.he body. He s
arrived here in. the morning and was h
apparently in the best of health. Af- l
ter dinner Mrs. Willis, who was then U
besides Mr. Boozer, the Qnly occu- ai
pant of the house, ran out to see ar
sick neighbor and during her absenceh
he was taken violently ill and fell. Ah
servant saw his condition and notified d.
Mr. Sam Gilmer, who went to Mr.
Boozer's assistance and found him.
lying on the floor suffering intense
pain. He was taken into a bed-room
adD.J. C. Harris summoned to
.prescribe. His pain was for a time
acute, but he is now much improved
Mr. Boozer returned to Newberry
on Thursday and was very much im
proved. He ha.d an attack of acute
indigestion. He was not able, how-b
ever, to attend the sessions of the b
ONE IN THOUSANDS ARRESTED. 3'
Newberry Man Thinks He Was Not 31
Justly Treated by Police. 3
The State. ". e
I would like for the public to know
that it was through ignorance of Of- h<
fcer Thorn that I was summo.ed be- 31
fre the recorder. Thorn arrested Ime
on the charge of trying to pull a whip fl
out ~of a lady's hand. after she had
struck me several times. I e:mn't see .;!
wyV I was th ly~f! one t of thous- P
ads who was arrested for this. hi
B. M. Scurry. i9
Newberry. Nov. 3. p
Tedyar at Mayes' Book Store. Ifi
EATH OF MRS. JANE C. MATHIS
his Good Woman Died On Tuesday
Evening After a Lingering Illness
Lived an Exemplary Life.
nion Times, Nov. 1.
On Tuesday evening, at 7.50
'clock. Mrs. Jane Carolina Mathis
assed away at the residence of her
n, and only child, Mr. Jno. R.
[athis, on Church street. Her death,
iough not unexpected, was a great
>rrow to her friends and loved ones.
he was one of Union's very aged
eople, and though she had reached
n advanced age, she was active in
dy up to a few months preceding
er death, and her mind did not fail
er until death was upon her.
lMrs. Mathis was born April 26,
323, in Cabarru Co., N. C., and was
daughter of Andrew and Sarah Har
s. On Nov. 8, 1842 she was married
i Newberry county to Mr. Willough
r Mathis, of Portsmouth, Va.
In early life she gave herself to
-od's service and through her long I
fe she never faltered in her stead
ist faith in Jesus Christ. Her great
;t pleasure was the doing of good
orks. She was possessed of a nolAe,
.lf-sacrificing disposition, and to
take others happy was her great joy.
She originally joined the Methodist
xurch, and for thirty years was a
tit-h-ful member of that church. But,
:om early womanhood she became a
aliever in immersion as the baptism
Lught by Christ, and this finally led
er, to join the BaBptists. She was,
owever, very liberal in her judg
ient of others, and always had in her
Dart a warm place for the Meth
list church. Thirty odd years ago
ie united with the First Baptist
aurch at Newberry. Later, upon
oving to Union to live with her 'son's
imily, she moved her letter to the
irst Baptist church, Union.
Her husband died in Florida where
e had moved with his family. His
eath was on the 25th anniversary of
ieir marriage. The husband's death
ecurred also on the 8th anniversaryi
E the birth of their only child. She
-as left practically penniless and be
an the difficult struggle fo rear her.1
ild and provide the necessities of
Just a week before her death she
>ld her son that all her special pray
es had 'been answered fully and that
1e was happy in the thought that
er life's work was done. She ex
ressed a longing to he at home with
ie Redeemer where she would be at<
The last twelve months her health
as been declining and she suffered
uch. But as the end approachedi
1e sank peacefully into sleep, pass
g away without a struggle. The.
ng and useful life of this godly wo
:an is a rich heritage left her friends
d loved ones. Her hands were ever
~ady to minister to those In need of
r help, and in her days of sickness 4
ad pain kind friends and loved ones
.d nodt fail to minister to her.
"She rests from her labors,
And' her works -follow her."
One Whno Knew Her. 2
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Our Prosperity Correspondent Has'
Out His Little Hammer-Sever
al Things Needed.
Prosperity, Nov. 4.-Cotton has
en coming in very slow the past ~
eek. The receipts for the season are
~hind last year. Re~ceipts to date
00O bales, last year they was about
Misses Edna and Lucy Fellers andK
isSoutherland spent Sunday with
r. L. M. Fellers.
Miss Lillie Mac Russell has return
from Colurmbia. I
Miss Marig DTht spent Sunday at
>le. reunn oNinety Six on
Mr. F. 1?. ['ilers spent Sunday with
a home folkS. ti
M'. G. C. Steele wjho sold out his
a a awil return t
respeitylfl and e'ngage in the same
iiess ag.ain. He will occupy, his r
irmer shop near the C., N. & L. de
Miss Lula Moseley~ has ret urnedci
- a visi to her sister Mrs. Cope
and at Clinton.
Miss Joe Thompson is at the bed
;i,de of her sister Miss Kate at Due
W-est Female college. Miss Kate is
7eported to be convalescing and doing
Mr. A. L. Aull, of Pomaria, spent
Sunday with his sister, Mrs. J. M.
We learn this a. n. that Mr. Juo,
Elentz's stables and barn were burn
.d Saturday night. He lost all his
reed and had one horse slightly burn
Mrs. Maud Peake, of Roeky Mount;
Va., is visiting her sister, Mrs. Z. W.
The ubiquitous Knight of the Grip,
W. B. Wise was in town a day or two
he past week.
Mr. Horace Crosson, of Leesville,
S eisiting rel.iives in tavn
Miss Susie Langford i- at home for
i few days from the Columbia Col
lir. J. B. Harmon and wife have
rone on a visit to Mrs. Harmon's
aarentfil in Augusta, Ga.
The "Inter nos" elub will meet
with Miss Annie Laurie Lester this
The Jolly Dozen will meet, in the
;weet-subsequently, but just when
md where can't .be told yet as the
;ime and place have not been selected.
The Sorosis will meet on Friday -
with Mrs. J. S. Wheeler.
The Prosperity 6hamber of com
nerce will meet one of these days.
The Prosperity Business League
ill meet in the sweet by and by. It
iasn 't been organized yet but it is
roing to be possibly about the year
Your correspondent has been asked
:he question a number of times,
'Why don't Prosperity build a ware
louse." We pass it on to the busi
1ess men of Prosperity for answer.
E take- it for granted that ,they know
;tton fru"- their section is going to
>ther towns to be warehoused. If
;hey don't know it, it is a fact all the
iThe U. D. C. will meet Wednesday
ith Mrs. E. W. Werts.
Young Brown, of Erskine, stop
>ed over from the fair to see the
rome folks. returnig to his studies
Dr. J. I. Bedenbaugh has bought
he E. B. Luther home from N~essrs.
rog Bros, on MeNeary street.
Mr. R. C. Counts has moved into
he J. C. Counts home on Mill steet
~ormerly occupied by Mr. G. S. Mer
Our post master attended the eon
rention of post masters in C~olumbia
ast we4k. We have'a wide awake uip
;o date postmaster and he keeps
obreast of the times.
Over 400 of "our folks'' attended
he state fair. The Southern sold
13, and the C., N. & L. 135 tickets.
ill report a good time and big erowds.
The following ladies left here on
saturda.y for the Woman's Mission
try Convention at Spartan-burg:
Mesdames M. 0. J. Kreps, . J. L.
Tise, C.) Ti. Wyche, J. H. Crosson.
Lnd J. W. .Hunter. -Misses Erin Kohn
nd Eva Lester.
Rev. M. 0. J. Kreps and delegate
rm Grace congregation, Mr. A. G.
Vise will leave for synod on Tues
[ay, and A. H. Kohn, the treasurer
& synod will go Wednesday. The Lu
heran pastors in the adjoining pas
orates will also attend the synod.
Mrs. S. P. Koon, of St. Lukes, who
as been quite sick is reported better
his morning, and it is hoped she is
ut of danger.
Cecil Kinard, the eight year old
on of Mr. D. W. Kinard got en
angled in a wagon wheel at Prosper
ty on Saturday and had his leg brok
n. The doctor was quickly summon
d and the little fellow is doing as
cell as could be e:xpected.
100 ladies' anama skirts, black,
rown and blue-sold elsewhere for
7.50, here goes for $4.98, at Mim
A woman will freely confess her
aults to the .man she loves, but a
aan won't admit that he has any.
It's evier to worry about what we
'ven 't ihn it is to be conten with