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VOL XLIV -NO. 950 NEWBERRYT S. C., FRIDA.Y' NOVEMBER iS. 1907.:TIEAWK.$50AYR
MAY BE MADE A JUDGE.
Mr. John G. Capers Will Probabl
Be Given Appointment by
News and Courier.
Washington, November 13.-I
would n'ot be a great surprise her
were President Roosevelt to nam4
John G. Capers as the successor o'
Judge Louis E. McComas. of thl
Court of Appeals of the District o:
Columbia, who died a few days ago.
When Mr. Capers returned t<
Washington this morning from Nev
York. where he had been on import
ant business, lie learned for the firs
time that his name was being widel)
used in connection with the vacaneyc
He stated that he was not an appli
cant for that oice, and did not ex
pect to be; that he proferred to re
turn to the practice of law in Wash
ington as soon as he was relieved o
the duties -of the office of commission
er of internal revenue.
Notwithstanding this statement i
is believed the.president has him ii
mind in connectiortwith the vacancy
and the appointment may go to. hin
unless a fight should be made b:
members of the Washington bar, som4
of whom think that an older resi.
dent and one more closely identifiei
with the District generally should re
ceive the appointment.
It is un.derstood Lhat at the tim,
Mr. Capers was apointed to the offie<
of commissioner of internal revenui
he was given to understand by thi
president that the bestowing of tho
commissionership upon him was part
lv 9eause of the fact that hIhad no
had a squaie deal when relieved o'
the duties of district attorney i.
South Carolina. Coming directly afte,
his throw-down by the department o:
jasticeeit appeared to be a complet
vindi ation for Mr. Capers. If th<
judgeship goes to him it will be stiL
fiirther evidence of the fact that th
presiden+ desires to . right wliateve:
wrong was inflicted upon him whei
he was dislodged from the distric
attorney's office, and in recognitioi
of his services to the Republican par
ty as the national committeemen fron
P. H. McG.
Lockjaw and Hydrophobia.
Dr. Wmn. H. Thomson. in Everybody'
The fearful tet'anus, or, lockjaw~
was ascribed in all the books when
wa:s a student to puncture or tirita
tic-n of a nerve, and both hands an'
feet were sometiites cut off to sto]
the irritation going up the nerve t<
the spine. Now we know,that it i:
due to a fatal poison in the blood
which is produced by a bacillus lodg
ed in a punictured wound made b:
some stick, nail or pistol wad on whiel
the evil bacillus happened to be. I
is a soil bacillus and swarms in riel
garden earth, particuldarly wher
guano or fish manure /is used. Al
wounds, therefore, into which eart]
has entered should be promptly eau
Hydroph.obia also presenits a:iothe
illustration of what modern sciene
can do. A recent remarkable discov
ery by Dr. Ira Van Giesen, of the Lab
oratory of the New York Board o
Health, makes it possible no'w to de
termine in a few minutes what use<
to take weeks to decide. As dog:
are so generally shot if they bite peo
pie in the streets, it then becomes a:
anxious question whether the dog wa:
mad or not. Formerly, to settle thi:
question. rathbits were inoeulated witi
the saliva or blood of the suspec'te<
dog. to see if it gave them the dis
ease. But it mizht be nec.essarv t<
wait a month -to be sure on this point
Thut Dr. Van Giesen has discovere<
that 'a slice of a mad doz's braii
sosan appearanAd in the brain cell
neve famd exeptin rabies. If thi
ifound the serum treatment initiat
ed by the illustrious Pasteur shoub'
be comm wenced at once, becausei
very rarely fails to prevent the de
vboutof this dreadful malady i
beguu in time.
' The New York Times compares th
Wall street muddle to case of meas
CROPS NOT SO LARGE.
r Our Production of Foodstuffs Some-:J
what Behind Last Year.
Washington, Nov. 1:3.-Preliminary I
returns to the .)department of agricul
L ture on the production of corn indi- i
c cate a total yield of 2,553,732,000 <
bushels, an average of 26 bushels to I
the acre, as compared with a yield
) of 30.3 bushels per acre in 1906.
The general average as to quality
is 92.S per cent, as compared with
S9.9 per cent last year.
It is estimated that albout 4.5 per
- cent (130,995,000 bushels) of the corn
t of 1906, was still in the hands of
farmers ,n Novenber 1, 1907, as com
. pared with 4.4 per cent (110.633.000
I unel) of the rop of.1905. in farm
- ers' ha'ds Novemoer-l. 1906. and 5.3
per cent, the ten year average for
- oil Corn on hand November 1.
i The preliminary estimate of the av
. erage yield per acre of buckwheat is
17.9 bushels, against 18.6 bushels in 1
t 1906 and a ten year average of 18.1
i bushels. A total produetion' of 13,
, 911,000 bushels is thus indicaited, as
i compared with 14,642.000 bushels in
r 1906. ~The sverage for quality is 87.3
a ainst 90.4 last year.
The preliminary estimate of -the av
I erage yield per acre of potatoes is
- 95.3 hushels, agzainst an average yield
of 102.2 bushels in 1906 and a ten
'ear average of S..5 busis. A t:
Ital i' odutioll of 292,427.000 bushei
I is thus indicated. as comparea with
, 308,03S.000 bushels in 1906. The aver
1 age as to quality is SS.3 per cent, as
- compared wiht 90.0 one year ago.
The preliminary estimate of the
average yield' per icre of tobacco is
5 pounds. as compared with
. S37.2 pounds in 1906 and an eight
, year average of 7853.8 pounds. A to
tal production of 645.213,000 is thus
indicated, as compared with 682,429,
i 000 pounds finaTy estimated in 1906.
3 The averag-e -as to quality is 90, per
cent against 84.5 one year ago.
The preliminary -estimate of the
average yield per acre of flaxseed is
1 9.0 bushels, as compare4 with 10.2
- bushels in 1906 and a five Near aver
1 age of 9.6 bushel.
A total production of 25,420.000 1
bushels in 1906. The average as to
quality is 89.7 against 92.7 in 1906.
The' preliminary estimate of the~
averaze yield per acre of rice trough)
i 33.1 bushels as compared with 31.1
,bushels in 1906. and a four-year aver
[ a~re of 31.0 bushels. A total produe
- tion of 21.412.000 bushels is thus in
I dieated as compared with 17,855,000
> bushels in 1906.
s In 1851 pineapples were rare in
San Francisco. One day in that year'
- one of the passeingrs who had cross
ed the isthmus of Darien before leav
1 ing Panama purchased from one of
t the natives of that place a dozen pine
1 apples for a quarter of a dollar, and
a when he landed in San Francisco he
I had six left. He was earrying these
1 from the landing place at the foot of
- IVallejo streetf, when there were boat
steps at the end of a twenty foot
e wharf, which new arrivals approach
ed by Whitehall boats from the
steamers that in those days anchored
-in the stream 300 yards from shore.
F The nian was accosted suddenly by a
- 'stran2er who asked him what he
I wanted "for that lot of pineapples."
3 "They are not for sale."
- "But I want them.' said the Cali
fornian. - K
' "'l sell you three.'' said the new~
arri'vl, who on the voyage had heard
1 that San Francisco people were liber
I al buyers, and he adlded. "bhut they'll
- cost ou $5 each.'
"Take 'em.' was the curt reply.
.and the fruit chang'ed owners, the
i resident passing over a Spanish coin
known then as a gold '"ounce.'' worth
3$16 in trade.
s Bfore tue new~ purchager had mnov
- ed aross Battery street, where the
I transaction had taken place, he was
t Iaeosted, by an neqiuaint-ance, who
- akd him to t him have the frit~
A diker followed for two '*a t'?
Ithe aequa.intanlOe pain" -i0 adeo
for them. La+er in te C (v 0 4 :.
e purchaser was boasting ot' the rmp'
manner by which he had cleared $3
eand still had a fine pineapple for sup
EX-GOV. TAYLOR RETURNS.
ugitive Governor of Kentucky to
Testify for Powers-Finley also
eorgetowni. Ky.. Nov. 1.-The
hird day of Caleb Powers' trial
>Pened with increased attendance and
Iterei". The fist move of the de
'ene was the filing of three import
1-tt depositiuns inl support of the
ivowal bearing on the validity of
WVilliam A. Taylor's claims to the
overnorship making good his par
lon issued to Powers. One was from
ktitorney General Griggs under Presi
init McKinley. instructino the post
lie:- deartme:.t Io dire'! the post
n:ge-.- ( r Frnikfort to deliver the
na i: -7,Iate (10iNrIs fl i h s actual
, h!line omjee. .\noter was from
ravlor himself asserting his ri'h:t as
rovernvr. Attached to Taylor's de
mosition was a copy of his commission
is governor. The third was from
Jnited States District Attorney W.
q. Smith, bearing on the same point.
The defense was assured by the
ourt that compulsory process, would
>e used to compel the attendance of
my absent witnesses. The -ast of the
lefense's witnesses showed the facL
hat Former Gov. Taylor and Former)
eretsary of State Charles Finley.
oth now in Indiana. will he brouzht
'ak to Ke:neky to testify in favor
f Powers. The prosecution askedl
ermission to file a eotinter avow
, to thet filed by the defense's coun
el earlier in the day. It will be pre
Judge Morris decided this after
1on that the jury shall be drawn
rom Harrison county. Sheriff War
-en X%as instructed to summon 200
nen from tha.t eounty to report next
Fridav. Harrison is a large Demo
Pessibilities in Alfalfa.
'the marvelous devolpment of
American a2wiculture during the. last
m.o decades and the volume of the
iinanial returns it pours into the
It iffers of the countrv read, in some
Ineefs. like a leaf from the "Ara
The following extract from The
Baltimore News toue-hing a relatigIv
ew nhase o'f a2riculture is, indoed.
haraterized by a sort of practical
tagie which the lay reader may fini
A Texas la'wyer who took up farm -
r sa side issue is aid. to be mak~
nto $100.000 a year on 1.400 acres of
lfalfa. He cuts his erops four times
i year', ets a. ton an acre, and sells it
t $15'a ton on an average. Part of
The seedi is also harvested, and that
ields $1 an aere, the total revenue
reeived in one year beino $109.200.
'his dpes not take into account the
nc-me derived from the sale af hun
Ireds of bad of hAIs. cattle and
ather live st-'ok wiich are fatteneAd
en the alfa'lfa fields. Throughout
the wee: the cron has been foun d
very vainnl'le to farmers. as it is easy
ho raise. f1onrhi:- in different soils
~na climntes, and is excellent food
For triek. It re4tnires no cultivation,
n-wn rardlyv after o'etting started.
There is no reason why the suse-.
snof the Texan. notoa. in the fore
v&oo. Thon1a not he dndicated. pro
"ogione1l. in Geor?ia and every!
f ote of the south.
As a matter of fact. t"he northern
eetions of the state which have been
VCrenanneed' as i'nadarted to th1e culti
1'1cr :i1f.1l as a continnously profit
Tral1 a portimi 'of (Georoin but is
ft9d. to w.ve Eosten'. fer its nrodue
-Ion, and f p'ors with aOfrm acreaoe
eonli not- little heftter than to de
rote it to the cnltivation of this self
ThroP''l2b idiiffere:ace, or concentra
i(n e co! ton, as the ene money erop
f tfbe Sec'tion. the south 's ar mial hi!lI
- crt :-reedi nr '1redu has
no ~ o .r' He nr1'IC 1oportionls.
-:. a of aliflf'offer's a way
e f the : s'perfh'i us exr'se, as
well as a ne~w souree oif revenue to
the southern farmer.-Atlanta Con
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Many People Going and Coming-U.
D. C. Officers-Good Farming
Prosperity, Nov. 14.-Miss Isola
Bede;rbaugh, of Newberry, is ex
peeted this week to visit Mrs. Jas.
Jas. Calmes has returned to the
Porter Military acadeny, Charleston,
to resume his studies in that institu
Miss Ruth Perry, o.f Newberry, and
Miss Eula Ray Sligh, who is attend
ing school in Newberry, will visit
Miss Mary Willis Friday.
Miss Emma Bell has returned from
her viil to Alanta.
Mr. 8. L. Whecler spent a couple
has in t,:w: the past week.
The U. D). (.s will give an oyster
supper on Friday. November 29. An
address will be made by the celebrat
ed orator, W. W. Lumkin, of Colum
Miss Della Bowers is visiting in
Capt. H. S. Boozer spent a couple
days in Prosperity the past week.
Miss Kate Thompson having recov
ered, Miss Joe has returned home.
Mr. Olin Lane, of Columbia, was
in town Wednesday.
Miss Alma Hartman has been vis
iting Mrs. Joe B. Hartman.
Mrs. Browne. of Georgia. who has
been visiting her sister. Mrs. J. B.
Fellers, has returned hme.
Mr. Jas. D. Quattlebaum was call
ed to Bamb:rg last week by- the death
of his brother.
Mr. Ed. Mathis, of Whitmire, is
visiting the home folks.
.Uncle Charlie Stoudemayer was in
town on Monday and says that there
will be 3,000 bushels of corn and
over 60 bales of cotton made on the
Klondike this year.' This is farming
some. -The iggregate would amount
to at least $5,000 with corn at 90
ents and cotton 4 11c. Why go
west or any where else when such
farming and such lands are to be
found right here in Newberry coun
Mesdames Naiinie Lake, of Laur
ens,. and Harriett Lane, of Newberry,
are visiting Mesdames 'Lane . and
Hawkins, this week.
s Miss Nannie I4unter, of St. Lukes.
s visiting her sister. Mrs. A. HI. Haw
ir:. H. W. Peak, of Roc'ky Mount.
Va.. after a pleasant visit to Mrs. Z.
W. Bedeabaii' h, has -returned home.:
'Mrs. B. B.-*Schumpert has return
edl from a pleasant visit to Mrs. Lee
Singley of Gary's.
Miss Gussie Nunna'maker, of Co
luibia, is visiting Mrs. A. A. Sing
Miss- Mamie Counts spent Satur
day and Sunday at home with her
parents. Miss Mamie teaches the
Budriek school in No. 11 township.
Mrs. M. H. Boozer has sold the old
Philip Sligh place to Messrs. P. H.
and R. D. Kinard.
Miss. Lula Moseley is visiting in
Mr. Bushnell Bowers attended the
marriage of Miss Neville Pope.
Mr. Jas. D. Luther, of Columbia,
made a flying trip to Prosperity
The central office of the telephone
Co. is being moveh1 into the Wise
buildin e on Main street, over the
Mr. F. Bobb is moving into the
store vacated by Mr. Craig~ and will
he there during the erection of his
new briek store on the site of t-he
pesent one. This is the last of the
Old frame buildings.
HIon. K. Baker, of Greemvwood,
made a hurried trip to Prosperity
Mr. Clarence Bundrick andi family
visitd ip town the past week.
Mrs. W. G. Houseal has been on a
visit to Mrs. Z. W. Bedenbaugh.
The U. D. C. at their last meeting
ekered the following officers for the
Prei(dent, Mrs. G. Y. Huniter.
Viceo-president, Mr-s. E. WX. Werts.
Recording Secore tary, Mrs. S. D.
Corresponding Secretary, Miss Lu
Treasurer. irs. F. E. Selumpert.
Historian, Miss Narrine Simpson.
Re,istrar. Miss Lucy Fellers.
\\e note the correspondent of th
News and Courier ends his report o
the court pIroceedings, etc., in New
berry, as follows:
"There are still quite a number o
cases on the criminal docket, and thi
is a prohibit-i-i county, too.''
We think this a gratuitous fling a
the prohibitionists. We could j sa;
that the decalogue prohibits quite
good many things of which no doub
this correspondent is guilty and w
could add and he is a member of th
Shall These Orphans Have a Thanks
Dr. .Tacob,s of the Thronwell Or
phanage. Clinton, S. C., writes:
"A little child alone in the work
its bright black eyes filled with tears
came to me held by the hand of
good woman. Only five years ol
fatherless, motherdess, she finds hei
self after a long ride on the ears, un
der the care of a friendly traveler, a
the door of the .Orphanage. But poo
little thing, she knows nothing o
where she is, does n'ot even know th
place from which she came; she ha
her name written on -a slip of pape
as an introduction to the kind friend
who are hereafter to care for her. S41
brings a little package under he
arms. it is her all of worldly good,
'-o it was. only a few weeks ago, bu
I HO m iioxv dififeren't. Tears are driec
She is. opening her bright eyes to ti
lesso:s that come to her daily. Fallin
into the routine of chapel and schoc
and dinner and play', she is wakin,
up, her young soul is speakin
through lips and fingers and feet an:
"Someone now loves the little gir
Someone puts her to sleep at nigh
after her lips have whispered "Ou
Father.'" She i finding a home, sla
is finding herself. she will some da
This little child was welcomed t
the loving care of the Thornwell 01
phanage. Every oxie of the -250 chi
dren in the school of that in,titutio
have had more or less of the sam
experience. It is true that betwee
I them and grim necessity, there is tc
day a strng wall of defenee. But th
people who love Godi and little chil
dren are that wall. The Orphanagei
under Presbyterian control but iti
for all orphans. It turns none awa
because of its father's faith. Ther
are 15S ornhans from South Carolin
Tinder its care. 62 from Georgia, 2
from Florida and the rest from te
other Southern states. Not.one has
Send gifts of provisions or mone
to ThronwvelI Orphanage Clinton, E
C.. making checks payable to D.
PRIVILEGE TAX FALLS BEHIN]
Colletions This Year Will Probabi
Be $15,000 Less Than Amount
-Realized Last Year.
.The privilege tax derived from th
fertilizer industry by the state wi
prbably fall $15.000 short of th
amount collected last year. Tb
amount collected to date is $145,918
71. Up to the same~date last year th
collections amounted to $157,371.6(
more than $11,000 in excess of thi
While the privilege tax is collecte
by the state treasurer. not one een
of it goes into the general fund bu
all is applied to the maintenance o
Clemson colleze. While the collet
tions will undoubtedly fall short o
those of last year no fears are enter
taini' i.hat Clemson will suffer o:
this aevonint as this c.ollege is wel
provided for in the amount thus fa
The gr -nd total collected in 190
M::re r an't necessarily a failur
ut it is seldom what it is styose
Skilful men should know how t
dniss their skill.
THINKS DEMOCRATS CAN WIN.
-Congressman Aiken also Believes
that Bryan Will be Nominee.
The Newz and Courier printed last
Friday the views of Representatives
Ellerbe, Finley Johnson, Lever and
Legare. The tollowing statement in
answer to the same questions has just
been received from Congressman
7 Wyatt Aiken of Abbeville, Mr. Aik.en
stating that he was absent from Ab
t beville when the request for - his
views reached his home:
1. Who is your choice for Demo
cratic nominee for President and why
do you favor him'"
. My belief is that Bryan will be
nominated. A southern man would
Snot stand as good chance of election
as Parker did. One of the Johnsons
might be worth considering.
2. "What should be the paramount
e issue or issues of the next eam
'The -paramount issue of the next
. campaign should be and must be to
t lower the tariff. The tgusts are fost
r ered and protected by the robber tariff
which, of course, excludes foreign
competition, and the president, in
S pretending to ,fight the trusts without
r lowering the tariff, knows beiter than
S anybody else in this country that he
e is ndt sincere. but is only making a
great noise t' keep' himself "n the
centre of the 'spot light." No man
t iA America. today is more ---esponsible
for the failure to make an- honest and
e real fight on the trusts than Presi
r dent Roozevelt. He is responsible for
,I the panic. on Wall street.
3. '.'Do you believe in Government
ownership of railroads?"
i I do n6t believe in government
ownership of railroads, but I do. be
lieve in strict governmental control
t of railroads, expr'ess companies, sleep
in ear comranies and telegraph and
-4. ",Cani th-e Demoeratic party
i a strong, red-hot a-td aggressive
fight is made on a tariff reforn;t pla't
form the De-mocratic party will
4ta:nd a rcod fighting chance to win.
1 TIGHT MONEY AND COTTON.
Are "Bear'' Speculators Responsi
ble for Present Financial
News and Courier.
Suniter. November 13.--A travel
ing man. who has lAtely been in dif
ferenit parts of this sta'te and of
1 North Carolina, in a eonversation
here today concerning 'the money sit
nation, said he had heard ofsvea
yinstances (in one case getiting it from
the buyer himself) where the large.
export business had sent theit repres
entatives i;nto tiis territory, giving
them instruetions to buy the cotton
and furnishing them with government
currency to pay cashi for same.
Assuming that this 'report is found
ed on facets, this condition of affairs
may be but one oZ~the legitimate exi
genoies of trade brought about by the
present stringency of the money mar
ket; and yet it seems somewhat
strang~e that if the money is to be
ihad at all it is not furnished to their
representatives by the export houses.
trogh the usual channels of the
SWhile there may be nothing to it,
still the reports may be taken as con
firmatory evidence of the e:vistence of
a real foundation. for a suspicion that
has entered the minds of not a few
hat the present condition of the
money market is part and parcel of a
movement on the part of -cotton spe
enlators to bear the market for that
SIf such a conjecture should prove
to be true, the confidence in the south
n the New York banks would ba
rudely shaken, if not disrupted, and
Sthe representatives in this territory
of the concerns thus taking advan
tage of the situation to buy on the
enforced bear market would in all
eproaility ineet with a warm, not to
say a hot, reception.-'
The report is given for what it is
worth. It should be i-emembered,,
>1 however, that ,in times of stress re
I t., runus k.nd suspicions are rife.