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VOL XLIV NO 99 NEWBERRY, S. O., FRIDAY' YOVEMBER 2 1907.
JUDGEB ALDRICH RESIGNS.
Tenders Resignation on Account of
Hesith-Oldest Circuit Judge in
Columbia, Nov. 26.--Gov. Ansel to
day received the resignation of Judge
James Aldrich, which, he explains,
was tendered on the advice of his
.physicians on account of his failing
health. He is tihe -oldest judge on the
circuit bench and succeeded his un
cle, Judge A. P. Aldrich. The leg
islature will elect his successor.
The State of Wednesday has the
following to say of Judge Aldrich:
James Aldrich, for 1S years a cir
cuit judge and one of the ablest law
yers of the old school, yesterdiay sent
to Gov. .nsel his resignation, be
eause of continued ill health. The
resignation means that an election
will have to be held-at the coming
session 'of the general assembly to
fill the vacancy in the second judi
The resignation of James Aldricei
and his retirement from the bench
will be received with universal regret
y every lawyer in the state and not
only by the members of the profes
sion, butt by laymen as well. Those,
who have come in contact with him
remember his uniform courtesy, his
knowledge of the law and his con
scientious devotion, to duty and jus
tiee. Judge Aldrich is a brilliant
conversationlisit and has a wonderful
store of anecdotes.
For 'he past 12 months he has been
_ a 2dsm weeks ago
asked that a substitute be appointed
- temporarily. When it - became evi
dent that he would be unable to re
.sume work at the beginning of the
comipg year he wrote Gov. Ansel a
letter of resignation. stating that the
arduous ;duties of the bench would
not, in his present condition, permit
im to continue and he therefore
wished to create a vacancy before
the coming session of the general as
sembly in order that it might be fill
ed without delay.
Jud re Aldrich is of a family of
distinguished lawyers. He is in his
58th year and his father before him
was one of the leading attorneys of
the Aiken--Barnwell section. He
- graduated at Washington and Lee
university in 1872 and served in the
house of representatives from .1878 to
1881 and from 1883 to 1889. In that
year he was elected judge of the sec
ond circuit and has served continual
ly since then, being the oldest -in,~
service among the circuit judges.
Judge Aldtrieh suceeded his uncle,
Alfred P. Aldrich, and donned the
robe at eourt in Anderson. At that
time Gov. Ansel was solicitor and,
as meptioned by his excellency yes
terday, arrangements had been made
to carry over one criminal case in or
der that the new judge might take,
.as it were. "his first degree.'' In
company with the retiring judge, the
sheriff and Solicitor Ansel, Judge
Aldrich went to the court house and
after a brief introductory and con
gratulatiory speech, the new judge
took charge and heard the first case.
Civil conrt was convened on the same
day ard since the-n there hiave been
very few cases in the circuit of
James Aldrich that he did not h-ear.
Therefore when the news of his re
sigation was made publie yester
day thre was universal re<gret not
only by the local bar, but by the vis
itinz members, who are here for su
preme euurt. It was agreed that his
successor will have a high standard
to ma.intain an.d in selecting him the
genr1 asembly will bear this in
It Surprised He!.
"When my hu;hand was in Spain
last year.'' s:id Mrs. Swellmnan, "he
succeeded in huyinc in go-ite a lot of
tihe K(in<'s wines.''
rih. "the idee o' buyin' second
Women would eat health food if
wa- labeled beauty restorer.
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Business Changes-The Sorosis-U.
D. C.-Our Correspondent Wants
New Court House.
Prosperity, Nov. 27.-Owing to
the fact that we lost our note book
last week your correspondent failed
to get in several items that were giv
en him. Among them Rev. Mr. Whit
taker's appointment for his last Sun
day before conference and the no
tice of the sale of Mr. J. A. C. Kib
ler of his interest to Mr. J. A. Bak
er. There vwere others but we do not
new recall them. We regret it but
the best laid plans some time "aft
Liss Lilly Luther has returned
from her trip to Winston, N. C. She
was accompanied on her return by
Mrs. Geo. S. Bearden who will spend
some time with her parents, Dr. and
Mrs. R .L. Luther.
Arbor day will be observed by the
graded school just as soon as the
trees and shrubbery ordered arrive.
The Literary Sorosis has elected
as its officers for the ensuing year the
Miss Erin Kohn, president; Miss
Lula Moseley, 'trst vice president;
Mrs. F. E. Schunpert; second vice
president; Mrs. C. T. Wyche. secre
tary; Mrs. M. C. Morris, corres'ond
ing secretary; 'Mrs. D. W. Bolifnd,
Don't forget the oyster supper on
the 29th given by the T. D. C.'s. The
president of the chapter, Mrs. G. Y.
Hinter urgently requests all the
members to attend the meeting at
2 o'elock Friday afternoon to pre
1eor the -good 4hings -to follow:
Don't" forget that the funny man,
Hon. W.. W. Lumkin, will make the
address and will instruet as well as
Misses Grady Gaggans, Myrtle
Dennis and Marie Lathan are visiting
Mrs. C. M. Harmon.
Miss Sara Scott, of Tre'by, is visit
1ing Miss Erin Kohn.
Hart Kohn and Paul Fellers, of
Columbia, spend Thanksgiving With
We learn that a baby show will be
held in our city in the near future.
Particulars given Ilater.
We wonder who will be judge.
Mr. M. B. Bedenbaugh had the
misfortune to lose about '1.0,00 feet
of lumber that he was kiln drying for
his new house. His loss will be $150
and will delay the work on his new
The Prosperity Drug Co. is having
a new front put in their store. This
will make our town look more citified.
Now if we had a business league
or cham:ber of commecree. or really we
would be satisfied with .a eotton mill.
IWe wonder whiceh of the three will
be realized first. Echo answers which..
The entrance to thre lodge rooms
over the hardware store has been
hanged from the rear to the front.
The ante room.s have been changed
to tihe front entrance. The rear
Istairway will be left for "billy's"
exclusive tise as he goes to play with
the new "jiners.''
As we are going to have a new
count house we certainly hope it will
be ready for aceupaney before the
next court convenes. The present
one should be condemned as unsani
tary and the old matting on the floor
Ishould be taken out and burned. Give
us the new count house and do it now.
Don 't forget the thanksgiving ser
vice in city hail on Thursday at 11
a. n., and bring a nice contribution
for the orphans.
Re. M. 0. J. Kreps will preach
Iin St. John 's church, Charleston, on
S.day a~t 11. and will p'resent the
misionl cause of the S. C. synod.
Rev. W. H. Whittaker is attend
ig the annual conference at Gaffney
this week. We trust that he mnay be
retued to this circuit another year.
We saw on Monday morning a~
.na that weighed 2!R oances, one
a d hreerquarter pounds. It was
~ed by Mrs. J. P. Bowe?' of our
twn. It was the kind that the boys
w"oud call a "whiopper."
Our folks are making preparation
for a good time Thursda.y. It will be
a gratdianointmnent if your hum
ble servant don't get through "court
ing" in time for some of the good
We note that Mr. J. A. Baker will
not only become a citizen of our town
but will be one of our business men.
He has bought the interest of Mr.
J. A. C. Kibler in Kinard & Kibler,
and has already begun his work in
the store. Mr. Kibler will give his
a:tention to his large farming inter
ests which will require all of his
No Joke. o
The State is not a member o'f the
Latimer publicity syndicate.--Colum
bia State. The Lord. love you! The
State devotes more space to Senator
Latimer than any two newspapers in
South Ca/rolina, and ever and always
to that geitleman's advantage.
*EiTES 19 THE TROPICS.
Contrary to Theory, the Caucasian
Can Stand the Climate.
The opinion of some authorities
that white races swill never succeed
in obtaining a permanent foothold in
tropical countries does not seem to be
shared by a writer in the Journal of
the American Medical association.
As quoted in Science (New York),
"The recently expressed opinion of
Colonel W. T. Gorgas that within the
next 'two or three centuries the tro
pical 'countries, which offer a much
greater return for man's labor than
do the temperate zones will be settled
by the white races, and that the cen
tres of population and civilization be
transferred to the equatorial regions,
may not prove a strictly correct pro
phecy; but its possibility cannot be
denied, a priori, as once it would have
been. The discovery of the malaria
germ. and of the -transmission of it
and of that of yellow fever by mos,
quitoes has abolished the prineipal
drawbacks of the habitability of
these regions by the white races to
a very great extent and opened for
the use of civilized man large por
tions of the earth's surface that were
formerly practically forbidden to
him. The question, of course, still
remains to be setJtledi whether the
white man can retain his physical
stamina and energy 'through resid
enee in 'the tropics of many genera
tions, and whether the mere conquest
of pathologic germs is all that is re
quired. The productiveness of tropi
cal regions is of itself a drawback.
The average man works on y from
necessity, and what renders mere ex
istence the easier does not necessar
ily tend to the higher development of
Sir Charles Dilke, the writer re
minds us, once the banana was call
ed the curse of the tropics, and held
that where it abounded, human pro
ress and ambition disappeared.
There is enough truth in this to make
it unlikely that the tropics will be
the leading centres of civilization in
the future. The temnperaite zones,
where the struggle for existence
brings out the higher afbilities of
man, will always dominate, the writ
er thinks, and it is not improbable
that the tropics will be the recourse
of the yellow races rather than of
the white. To quote the conclusion:
"There is every prospect that with
our almost certain conquest of the
pathologic conditions that exist in
those regions, their utility to man
kind will be vastly increased and that
higher civilizations than now occupy
those lands will he developed. We
may not be able to look on the tro
pis as a permanent home for the
best oif the ruling white races, even
tw or three cent.uries hence, but
there is hardly any question that
they wil be much more hatbitable
and useful t'han they have been in
The Only Way.
De.ser--ft's no use for me to pre
scribe medicine for you. What you
eed is absolute quiet.
Patient--Tbhen. doc tor, you'll have
to fin sme way of 'sending my wife
ANOTHER SPECIAL JUDGE.
Jos. A. McCullough May be Named
by Chief Justice.
At a meeting of the bar associar
tion held yesterday at noon a com
mittee of three was appointed to con
fer with Chief Justice Pope in regard
to the appointing of a special judge
to take the place of George John
stone of Newberry, who is presiding
now at the fall term of the court of
The commission of Judge John
stone expires Dec. 2, and the onbeome
of the conference will be to suggest
the appointing of Joseph A. McCul
lough of Greenville to finish the term
of court after the 2nd of December.
SHOWING OFF A GUEST.
The Inkeeper Was Determined Fes
senden Should Appear.
One night while ex-Secretary of
the Treasury Fessenden was on s po
litical mission to the niorthern part
of 'maine he stopped at a small ho
In the center ,of the house was a
big stove that warmed two rooms.
In one of the apartments Judge Fes
senden established himself and pre
pared to take proper comfort dur
ing the evening. Just as he had
got well located with a 'book the
landlord, a six foot French Cana
dian, came in.
"Excuse me, 'seir," said he, "but
Mr. Ed Wiggone of Maysville, she
be -de odder room, an' she wan'
te Mr. Fessendeen."
"Tell Mr. Wiggit I'll be in a lit
tle later," said Judge Fessenden,
"turning another leaf in his book.
rthe landlord went out. He re
turned in a moment. "Mr. Wiggone
she send his compliments, an' she
say dat she wan' Mr. Fessendeen
The interruption just at that .mo
ment rather nettled the judge, who
was in no way accustomed to dicta-.
torship. He sent back such A. sharp
replyfthat it was easily seen that the
landlord was cut by his asperity. In
just thirty seconds the landlord was
back. Judge Fessenden raised his
eyes to find the man staring at him.
with a look of desperate resolve.
With su:ppresed excitement in his
tones the t'all landlord spoke.
"Mr.- Wiggone say she wan' see
Mr. Fessendeen quick, an' she gues'
o' de house, an' I say she goin' to
Forthwith the big landlord swooP
ed down on the astonished gentle
man, seized him, tucked him under
his arm and strode across into the
room of the peremptory gentleman
"Mr. Wiggones,'' calmly said
the landlord, as matter of fact as
though he had just delivered a pitch
er of ice water, "here be Mr. Fes
sendeen.'" He set the indignant
."caller'Z down on a chair and retir
The Power of Habit.
New York Sun.
The power of habit was strikingly
illustrated not long ago in a shirt
waist factory. One woman who had
done nothing but sew up the seams
of sleeves for four years was taken
off that particular job and was ask
ed to run up seams in the body of
the waists. She complained that the
hange, would make her so nervous
that she could not woirk.
"But what is the differen'ce?''
asked -the foreman. "There is noth
in but a straight seam here, just
the same as you have been used to.''
"1know,' replied the wo.man
Iwith t.rue feminine logic, "but it
~.And 't did prove to be a fact that
uwinz to her four year's of steady
wok on sleeves it took her .fully
that many wee'ks to overcome her
nervousness sufficiently to run the
machine at her aecuatomned speed
rwhen sewing another part of tie
IThe way to keep your friends is
ot to put thm to a test.
A CALL FROM THE LAYMEN.
Meeting of Baptist in Orangeburg
With State Convention.
Tae following call to the Baptist
laymen of South Carolina has been
In the name of our Master, we ask
your earnest ,prayerful consideration
of this call to attend our laymen's
mass meeting, iSunday afternoon, Dec.
8, during the meeting of the Baptist
state convention in -Orangeburg. The
meeting is called by the undersignfed
Baptist laymen, to promote the lay
men's missionary movement in
South Carolina in line with what is
being planned throughout the south.
We believe this is one of the most
inspiring and promising of the re
cent movements for the extension of
Christ's Kingdom. Its Christlike
spirit, its comprehensive purpose and
its pra'etical plans have won both the
enthusiastic approval and hearty co
operation of many of our consecrated
business men, and we believe that
many others will expresis as hearty
endorsement when the plans are pre
sented to them.
The movement has been. defined Is
an "arwakening'of Christian laymen
to the urgency of the Great Commis
ion; an honest effort on the part of
laymen to fulfill in the next 25 years
their Lord's command to preach the'
Gospel to every creature. Its aim is
to induce the Christian layman to
employ his influence. his money and
his time in his religion in the same
practical, common-sense way that he
does in his b':siness or profession."
The' force of this appeal to Baptist
laymen was seen in the enthusiasm
with wMieh it was greeted in- the-re!
cent Southern Baptist convention at
South Carolina Baptists ace known
as a strong missionary body but we
have not yet realized our strength or
fully recognized our obligation nor
will we do so urrtil more of our lay
men consecrate their strength to this
grea.t work of the kingdom.
Earnestly hoping that you will at
tend the meeting and that you will
-nlist other laymen, your coworkers
in His kingdom.
E. G. 'Quattlebaum, Columbia; F.
P. Covington, Florence; T. 0. Law
tn. Jr., Greenville; R. B. Watson,
Ridge Soring: 't'. B. Anderson, Char
leston; George H. Edwards, Darlinig
ton: William Goldsmith, Greenville;
Zimmerman Davis, -Charleston;
Brooks Rutledge, Florence;- R. 0.
Sams, Gaffney; B. H. .Yarborough,
Jenkineville; S. A. Epps. Fort Mill;
D. M. Dew. Latta; A. L Lessesne,
Silver; T. 0. Mabtry, Rock Hill; C.
P. Wray, Ridgeway;, 0. B. Ma.rtin,
Columbia; J. J. Watars, Roek Hill;
Orlando Sheippard, Edgefield; E. C.
Ridgell. Batesbui're: C. E. Robinson,
Piken3; Bartow Walsh, Samter; R.
E. Rivers, Chesterfield; J. B. Smith,
Spring:' D. J. Knotts, Swansea; J. 3.
Lane. Olio: J. J. Gentry. Spantan
brg: W. R. Rah?'. Winnehoro; J. P.
Kinard. Rock Hill: F. N. Bailey,
Edgefteld; C. B. Bobo, Laurens;
Charles A. Smiith Timmonsville; R.
M. Mixon, Williston: Sam M. Grist.
Yorkville; John M. Geer, Easley: C.
K. Henderson. Aiken: W. B. West.
Columbia; P. L. Coogler, Chester; J.
W. Quattlebaum, Andersoni; . B. E.
Geer. Greenville; E. L. Wilkins,
Manning; J. M. Quatthdbaum Colum
hia: S. M. Bagavell, Spartanburg; J.
B. White Cameron; B. M. Shuman,
Greenville; W. W. Keys, Greenville:
J. P. Dernh'am. G4reenville: H. L. Bo
Once when Judge Gray of Chicago
"e t'rying a case. so savs an ex
ehaze. he was disturbed by a young
man who kept moving about in the
re:r of the room. lifting chairs and
"Young man.'' Judge Gray cald
't. "yout are making a creat deal of
n'ieary noise. What are you
''' h"or.'' replied the youne
- T. h're a t my' e'vercoat an,:
* '~-'v ~ find it.''
-'Well,' the venerpble ,iurit.
"ncor2e oftei1 lose whole suits in
nere without making all that distur
THE NEWS of WHIR.RB
Miss Kate Margrove Appointed Post
master-People Who Come and
People Who Go.
Whitmire, Nov. 27.-Miss Mary
Wright is visiting relatives in New
Mr. E. E. Child spent a few days
of last week with his sister, Miss Eli
Messrs. William Coleman, M. E.
Abrams and W. E. EYlmore are in
Newberry attending court.
Mr. Dan May spent a day of last
week with Mr. John McCarley and . r
Miss Kate Hargrove has been ap
pointed postmistress here, Miss Har
grove is a very estimabl'e young lady.
She has served as assistant daring
the term of Mr. W. E. E1hnore. We
rejoice with her over this appoint
ment and wish her success in the dis
charge af her new duties.
Mr. James Young and family have
moved into their new home on Broaa
street next door to Mr. David Dun
The Sunday schools of the Meth
odist and Baptist churches will unite_
and give a Christmas tree and inter
tainment in the Methodist church
during the holidays..
Mr. William Rasor and family are
at Mrs. Chas. Tidmarsh.
Mrs. Annie Oxner and son visited
Mrs. J. E. Co6.eld last week. A"
- A w? 'k occurred near Henno Sa5
urday aying the north bound train
for many hours and one Sunday
morning near Ada delaying the south
Mr Russell Tidmarsh w0etumed t
the South Oarolina cdllege today. He
has been at home for several days
in connection with the settleae t,
the estate of his father th Yat1
The infant daughter of r. a
Mrs. Barney Heron died at ?heir-~
home here Saturday evening and was
buried the following day at -Dn j
cans' Creek 'grave yat:d. -'
Cards are out announcing the n fp
riaae of Mr. William Sidney Porter
of New York and Miss 'Sara Cole
man. This happy event will take
place at i1er home in Asheville N. C.,
Wdnesday, Nov. 27. Mr. Porter, us
ig the non de plume O'Henry, has
gained an enviable reputation as a
writer and Miss Sara has also writ
ten many beautiful pieces. Miss Sara
d oleman has spenit some months here
visiting her sister, Mrs. Williami Cole
man, and has made many frioids who
wish her much happiness.
Mr. Baseombe Courtney, of Lan
caster, is clerking for Mr. B. F. Hor
rMiss Hthel .Speer is visiting ier
brother Rev. Foster Speer.
Story of a Find.
"aa - a queer adventure -once at -
the seaside,' remarked the man~
s th mouse-colored whiskers..*
"About twenty years ago I was one
ay -walking alene~ the bech *hei
I sighted a greenish-lookinlg object
loating a few hundred feet of
shore. 'As luck would have it, I had
just been reading about ambergris
nd. how valuable it is, and that very
eek I had coming due a note for
$3,000 I didn't know how I was. ever
goin to meet.''"
"Then you got excited, eh?'
"You bet~ I did. Ambergnis, you
ow is valuable stuff. A small
ennk of it is worth all kinds of
money, and this greenish-looking ob
je't seened as big as a keg. I got
a boat and rowed out to it. By the
way, do you think Taft would make
"Ner mind abhout Taft. What
was that greenish-looking object?''
-Nuthin' but a decayed water
"Nuthir, but a decayed water
"How abou-t the note for $3,
"Outlawed long ago. Say, some
ties I think Taft would make a
srong candidate; and then again, I