Newspaper Page Text
VOL XLIV >10 103 NEWBERRY, S. O., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31.190.TIEAWE.$.0AYL
BABY SHOW AT PROSPERITY.
Negro Killed by Train-Several Hap
py Marriages-The Holiday En
.Prosperity, December 30.-Again
the bells have been ringing the wed
ding acclaim, when Mr. Ernest Pugh
led to hymen's altar Miss Linnie
Counts on December 22. The cere
mony was performed by the Rev. S.
The W. 0. W. will have their an
nual banquet on Thursday evening,
January 2. A generally good time
will be had. Jokes will be the order
of the evening, but no speeches.
Mr. J. L. Wise has gone west for
mules, and is expected home this
woek. McFall Wise. Mr. Wise's old
est son, accompanied his father.
Capt. R. H. Rusell, of the S. A. L.,
is at home for the holidays.
Alfred Brown, Esq., a rising attor
ney of Atlanta, has been visiting re
latives in Prosperity for the past
A copy of Dun's Inter National
Review fell into our hands last week
and in it we found copied from an
English Commereial and Financial
Joutrnal a very pleading ndtic'e of
one of our folks, known familiarly
to us as Prof. Haynes. Mr. Haynes
married Miss Minnie Lee Bowers,
daughter of our efficient post master.
We are all interested in Consul and
Mrs. Haynes. After speaking of
Consul Haynes' succes the Re
view says :"It is becoming more and
more evident that frst-class men like
Consul General Haynes are of im
mense practical value to the nation
sending them out. That the Consular
service needs many such men.''
'The wedding bells do not only ring
in the -St. Lukes community, but in
the Mt. Tabor section as well. Miss
Essie Bowers and Mr. Enos Sheely
were united in wedlock by the Rev.
M. 0. J. Kreps o.i December 26. Miss
Bowers is the daughter of Mr. Geo.
W. Bowers, one of the pillars in Mt.
Tabor chureh. Mr. Sheely is a mem
ber of the famous Sheely family of
On the same day, by Rev. S. P.
Koon. Miss Annie Nichols and Mr.
John Bowers were married at the re
sidence of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. S. Nichols. These young
pe0ople are well known and .popular
and we extend ha'ppy congratulations.
Mr. E. B. Luther has 'returned
frgm El Paso, Texas, and is now with
his,arents i'n Prosperity.
In\trying to get on board a mov
ing train on Friday at Slighs, a
von. negro boy, son of Press Moses,
fell and, had his ankle and leg crush
ed. He. was brought to Prosperity
and left 'with the agent. His father
- was notified of the accident and came
for him. He died on the way home.
It was said he had on -a load of John
Barlev co.rn which was an overload,
a,'d he paid the penalty, as so .many
gere was only one shooting scrape
in to n during Christmnas. so far as
your ~rrespondent can learn. .Tno.
-M! 'yhet a t Rentben Thompson.
(>winr fi a la-ek of a clear eye and a
et'-.'av Napd. no daman was done,
and the totwn is financially better
*Our town had fnn galore last
week, and tonight there is to be a
masquerade party at the city hall,
The Christmas exercises of Grace
Sunday school were enjoyed by all
Thte baby show on Thursday af
ternoon was the most interesting fea
ure of the week. The following ba
ies were entered: Helen Bedenbaugn,
race Wheeler, Pearl Lybrand. Anse-.
brand. Lerena Counts. Webster
minick, Horace Dominick, Siloame
-inick. Louise Bedenbaugh, Jas.
~ght Bedenbaugh, Elizabeth
wne. Zaccheus Wert>s, Mary Bed
ugh, Vera Merchant, L. C. Mer
t, Pauline Counts, Helen Matis,
Hartman, Geo. Hartman, .Janet
ar. R.obt. Pugh, Myra Hunter,
Wise, da~ss Lee Counts. Nanmie
1oung-twenty-five in all. The
-. Prof. Joseph B. Hunter. of
on College, and Alfred Brown,
f Atlanta, award d the prize
e g-irl to Vera Merchant and
a bhov to Robert Pugh. The
I candy booth and the recital at S p.
were thoroughly enjoyed. The cha
ter realized towards the monume
The Candy Booth was presided or
by Misses Moseley and Bowers az
The Dime Reading on Friday nig
was largely attended, and was hea
tily enjoyed., Dr. Wyche as the Re
Jumbo Jum, a colored (black) har,
shell Baptist preacher, brought dov
the house. The participants in all ti
exercises of the week rendered the
parts so well that it would be "pain
ing the lilly or gilding refined gold
to add anything at this writing.
The holidays are rapidly passin
and all the students will soon retu
to their schools, and all others
their usual work, and life will r
sume the normal and all will take t
their tasks with firmer resolve ar
renewed endeavor to do their be
in the new year. after the brief r
laxation from study, business and e
eryday cares that they have enjoy,
for the past week. May we all 1
stronger to resist the wrong and u:
hold the right and assist the weak at
erring in the year that is before u
thah we were in the year that is pas
Turning our faces to the rising st
oif the New Year let us look wil
hope to the future and go forward
every good work that it may be oi
opportunity to be presented to. Wisi
in, all the readers and friends of TI
Herald and News a happy and pro
perous New Year.
This is certainly the dullest. Chris
mwe I ever saw for the Fairview con
munity. There was a vary nice eak
walk given by -Mr. and Mrs. Jol
Moore, on Friday night. The Chris
mas tree at Fairview was certain
nice,. although, on aecount of ba
weather there was not a very lar.
Miss Jessie Brown spent Wedne
day nigh.t with Miss Rena Moore.
Mr. Maxey Morris has returned
Newberry. after spending a few da;
with his fatrher and mother, Mr. ar
Mrs. L. D. Morris.
Miss Jessie Brown spent Frid,
night with Misses Estelle and 011
Miss Iizzie Moore will soon lea
for ewberry Cotton Mill.
Fairview sc'hool will reopen aga
on Thursday, January 2.
Mrs. John Turner and little sc
Master Aivi n, of Newberry, spe
Christmas with her parents, Mr. al
Mrs. J. Burr Connelly.
She-i s e a cooking school and
nursery are among the innovations
be tried soon in Seattle.
He-And is there no Soeiety f
the Prevention of Cruelty to dh
dren in Seattle. I wonder ?-Yonke
The absurd practice of printi:
bills of fare in French evidently a
noyed a patron in a New York r<
taurant not long ago, for, afi
g'ancing at the card, he ordered t
waiter to bring the head waiter 1
fore hit. When that dignified ps
son appeared the patron remarked5
'I don't want any of this stu:
Haven't you anything fit to eat? G
any sine qua non9''
'No, sir; I'm afraid we're
out, sir,'' the head waiter gasp4
'Any tempus fugit? Any si
die? No ? Well, bring me some seml:
'Very so.rry, sir: hut I am afre
we havent' any,'' the man said, tb
ing to edge away.
'Oh, well; bring me some e plu
bus unum'' the diner said, sinki
back in his chair.
'iSems like I've heard of that
tie man muttered, and rushed f
the kitchen, only to return with
h aard look upon his face.
'Ain't got thai, either.'' he sa
'Well, see if you can find
ome roast beef, potatoes, coffee a
apl)e pie, the patron snavosted.
'Yes, sir! In a minte, sir
the man exclaimed in delight, a
disappeared like a flash through t
swin dor.c-Tarnar4' Weekly.
n. FOR BETTER ROADS.
it Resolutions to be Submitted to Meet
ing of Rural Letter Carriers in
er the Court House Tomorrow.
Editor Herald and News: I presen
it herewith a few resolutions which:
r- intend to submit to the rural carriers
v. meeting in' the court house here to
- morrow and, respectfully ask tha
-n you publish them so that the car
e riers over -the -county may read then
ir and have their minds made up witl
t- regard to them when they arrivi
Wednesday morning. In this connec
tion, I want every rural carrier in
, the county who is interested in the
n betterment of the roads to be presen
o and help us to set on foot some
e- scheme that will finprove the eon
ip dition of the roads. This is getting
d to be a serious question and demands
st of us all of the consideration ta
e- we can give it.
V- Here s my scheme for roads cover
d ed by rural routes:
)e Whereas, we believe the presen
>- system of working the public high
a ways is a faiilure, and, whereas, w
s, as rural letter carriers, are the great
t. est sufferers from bad roads, we fee
,n it encumbent, upon us to suggest re
,h medies looking to the improvemen1
.n of the public roads cover-,d by oui
r routes; therefore be 'it,
3- Resolved, 1st, 'That we petition outl
e representatives in the general .as
s- sembly to alter or amen: our pres
ent road law with regard to th'e op
tional feature of the law which al
tows a person subject to road duty t<
t- work a number of days or pay a
- commutation tax, and require the pay
e- ment of such commutation tax with
n out any other option whatever.
t- Resolved, 2nd, That in case ou
iy representatives should fail or refus
Ad to abolish this optional feature o:
e the law, that we do hereby reques
our patrons, as a speciel favor to. uE
s- and as a benefit to themselves, tc
pay the commutation tav in lieu o
to working the required number of day
rs on the roads.
id Resolved, 3rd, That we do hereb:
request the county supervisor to re
L serve the money collected as commu
ie tation tax and apply such money ti
the impr:,vement of that section o
"e road from which it was collected.
Resolved, 4th, That wherever prac
l ticable and wherever so much as te:
miles of a public road is covered b;
ri, a rural route that we request th
nt county supervisor to hire an able
2d bodied man-white or colored-L
work daily upon these ten miles a
a specified wage per month to be pai
a out of the commutation tax fund col
to leted from this road until such fun
or Resolved, 5th, That the laborer s
1- employed be required to report dail,
rs to the carrier and that the carrier b
allowed to direct the movement o
such laborer showing him where t
work and what kind of work it i
most desired to be done.
nResolved, 6th, That wherever a se<
.tion of 'road is thickly populated an
er a large eommutat4ion tax fund a~
he rues therefrom, that two labor~ei
e- be employed to work. together, i
r- stead -of one.
: And, now, a little amplitude wit
.Iregard to the these resolutions. I ai
.'aware that this scheme is an exper
tment and like all other exeriments
must run the gauntlet of the criti
all and the skeptic. If it should fai
d. we wvill have lost nothing more tha
ne we are losing already by our presen
er systm, beca.use it also is a failure
a most lamentable failure; and, if
d should prove a success, then we hav
y- eertainly profited by the experimen
Now, lets briefly review our pres
ri.. ent sstem of road working. The firs
g stumibling block is the, option a
working six days on the puxblic road
" or of paying a commutation tax a
or hee dollars. In a great many case
aa person subject to road duty doE
neither one. He does not pay the ta
.in the hope that he may not be warr
td, ed out to work, or. if he .should be,
mri be for only one or two days a,
"a he iherehr fi<rure3 on savin' aop
nflt dollars. This is unfair and an injm
tic u his neig'hbor who has paid th
ndAgain, when working the road tl1
hehands accomplish as little as possibl,
ih~ i, c thm u isfam wi
do as much work in a day as five
them on the road. Again, there
- under the present system. but <
conve;ient season for working I
roads and that is when the crops
laid by. Of course no one
t blame the farmers for this, for t'
get their living from the cultivati
of their fields and not from diggi
in the public roads. Certainly
ode blames them as individuals J
bad roads. It is the system that
at faulit. Now, as I have just sa
the most convenient season for. woi
ing the roads is when the crops
laid by; then, afterwards, all i
holes, all the rougIh places, all I
deep ruts must stay there until tl
are actually worn away by travel
until the next crop is laid by. L
take an example to illustrate.
brush gets into a side-ditch; it raJ
and this little brush chokes the dii
causing it to overflow and run do
the middle of tire road. In. a f
weeks after a few rains you've r
a ditch a hundred yards long right
the middle of the- road that plai
your horse's back on a level w:
your dashboard, and a job that c
man with a shovel could have dec
[ ed in three minutes becomes to
that will hold a dozen men an hc
when the crops are laid by. Aga
where is the carrier who can't poa
with a siekly kind of pride to
beaitiful red and yellow mud pud;
- on the tip top of a hill somewhere
- his route? It stands there from I
-ember until may or June a nuisa
to the travefing public all because
is no- particular person's business
-go tlpre and work maybe fifte
- minates to give the water an outl
- At aother place there is cloister
stone's protruding several inel
above -the iifface fT tbhe road-bi
You are going at brisk trot but wb
you reach this place you must' sl,
down to a walk in order to save yc
vehicle from damage and your ho
from stumbling or falling. A rr
a shovel and a few shovels-full
dirt would fix it and the next ti
you pass you can keep up your sp(
without anv discomfort or damage
v. hiele or horse. Now, right here
- word as to time lost on account
these bad places. If you will t4
2 notice of the times you are compel
to break your speed on account
- bad places and then figure how
von could be on your way if you
i not have to slow down to a walk 3
e will find th'e timne saved would
- v baek to the postQffice from
hour to two hours earlie.r every d
tAs for your horse, it wilil be a
I easier for him to keep up a stes
- gait over smooth roads than to go
break-neek sipeed over a sh
stretch of goo"d r'oad in order to g
Sa little time and then come to
i walk as *he tugs and strains to I
e ou and your vehicle out of a b
f in the road deep enough to bur.y -1
0 in when he dies or to pull you o
s a bridge with the approaches5 six
ten inehes above the road level.
I The fiixng of 'such pilaces would
t~he duty of the laiborer referred
in the 4th resolution, under the
s reti,on of the rural carrier on t
- road, I am aware ,that this p
would not lie expedient on .a r<
a where there was no carrier or ot
person .traveling the- road regul~
-every day to see that the labc
t rendered bona fide set-vice. Since
carrier travels his 'road daily
'wou4d know just how much work]l
i been accomplished from the s~
- time the preceding day so that
t laborer would have little or no cha:
a of ''playing off" or ''killing ti
-on a carrier who is anxio)us to h:
his roads improved.
f i Carrier No. 3, Newvberr.y
ST. E. Wicker.
s The first quarterly conference
Newberry eireuit will be held the
and 12 of Janu-ary inste:.d of 18
19 as first announced. It will be jj
e a New Chapel instead of ,Trin
~ T-here will be preaching Satr<
ad Sunday 11 a. m. at New Oha
at Trinity 3.30 p. m.
~, jA. H. Best. P. C
1 Decmber 30, 1907.
of WILL NOT COME TO TRIAL.
,ne Satisfactory Settlement of Love- )
;he Bailey Case Agreed Upon by'
rey News and Courier. u
on It is understood that counsel rep- it
ng resenting both sides in the ease of d
no Love against Bailey, (an action for n
or damagEs alleging breach of contract t
is of marriage, brought by Mrs. Phena 6
d; S. Love, of Jacksonville, Florida,
?k- against Mercer S. Bailey,. the well- tl
tre known manufacturer, merchant and a
he banker of -Clinton, in the United .Sta- w
he tes circuit count,) have agreed upon t.
ey terms of adjustment mutually saltis- n
or factory to both parties, and while it w
ts will probably take some time to con- I
A summate the settlement, It will be 2
:ns eventually carried out.
ch -- e'
vn BOY KIT..n NEAR AIKEN. -
;ot Son of Resident of Atlanta Accident
in ally Shot by his Uncle.
th Aiken, December 27.-Jaames Hum
ne phrey, of Atlanta, Ga., was shot and
t killed this afternoon near Aiken ac
sk cidentally by Mr. Ben F. Tyler while
ur hunting. The full charge of a shot
gun loaded with bird-shot took effect
Lnt in the boy's head, literally tearing it
a off. Mr. Tyler is prostrated with h
le grief, and made threats of commit- a
n ting suicide.
)e Lttle Jaimes, with his motaer and B
t other members of the family, camre *
iover from Atlanta to spend the holi
to days with relatives in and near Aik
en en. The family resided at Montmor
et.nei,- near Aiken, until a few years a
ofag Mr. Tyler was an uncle of the
en . Reprieved on the Scafold.
Birmingham,. Ala., Dec. 27.-Just
.,se assthe blaek cap was about to be plac- S
ad today over the head of Henry s
of Thaxton, a negro convi'cted for the
me killing of S. T. Hunstu'cker, white, a e
ed telegram from the governor, ordering s
to a suspension of the execution for 15
a .days, was delivered to the sheriff. The .
of prisoner raised his hands and ex- t
ke claimed: "My God."
of - Mark Twain's Discounts.
Far Washington Post. t
id "Mark Twain is the most interest
on ing character-in A.merican literature r
t today, and has mades.more money out
an of it than any other author,' said A.
av. S. Swanson, representative of one of
o the great publishing houses. "He t
Ldy lves just arounid the corner from our
at place and so we see him very often. 1
ort He is never so happy as when tell
an ing a story, and is often seen doing !Q
a so in a group of congeniali spirits. He
ull was telling me that recently he went
ole into the sales department of our
im house, and being attracted by a par
ver tienilar 'book asked the price.
to " 'Four dollars,' said the clerk.
"Well, now,' said Mr. Clemens,
be 'I am a newspaper writer. Don't I
to get a discount for that?' .
di- "'Certainly,' replied the obbhying
at clerk. - -. I
lan 'I am also a magazine writer.
yDo I get something off for that?'
her ~' 'Yes,' said the clerk, you get a
r y discount for that.'j
rer "'I am also an author. Don't I
ecome in on the author's discount?'
t 'Yes, sir, you get the author's
ia., " 'In addition,' said Mr. Clemens,
.me 'I am a stockholder in this house. I
the Does that 'entitle me to something I
ace of f?'
'' " 'Yes, sir,' the clerk returned. t
"'Now,' continued Mr. Clemens. a
re'I would like to state that I am rj
Samuel Caemens. Does that fact en- f
- title me to another rakeoff?'
" 'It doe's,' said the clerk after a f
""-That's good,' replied the autho:, '
for 'now how much do I owe you?'
11 " 'We owe you eighty cents,' said
md the clerk."
~t.stern Parent (anxiouxs to impress t
ly i"iesson)-Now, my son, teli me i
wy I have caned you.
p ommy (bitterly)-Boo-hoo; there,
you've given men a good lickin' and
don't even know what for..-Chicago
VOTED FOR A DISPENSARY.
fnion Election Results in Majority
of 11 for Sale of Liquor.
Union, December 28.-Complatae
nofficial returns of the election held
i this county yesterday on the issue,
ispensary or no dispensary, give a
iajority of eleven votes in favor of
ie dispensary, the total vote being
14 for sale, to 603 against sale.
In nearly all the outlying precinets
ie vote was principally the sanme as
t the eleetion held two years ago,
,hen the dispensary was votea out of
i2 eounty, but a great change was
ianiifested in the town of Union,
shere the majority against the dis
ensary was reduced from nearly
0 to 8.
-There is a great deal of talk of a
:ntest, and it is very likely one will
e made by the anti-dispensary forces.
An official can.vass of the votes and
declaration of the result will pro
ably be made next Tuesday. The
Lection was very quiet, very little ex
itement being manifested.
RED IN MOST FLAGS.
There is only one flag in the East
rn hemisphere that does not eon
tin red. That is the flag of Greece.
Other standards in the Wetern
emisphere not containing the color
re those of the Argentine Republie,
razile, Nicaraugua, Guatemala, Urn.
lay and Honduras.
In this country there is no red
the union jack nor in the flags of
ie secretary of the navy, the admir
of the navy, the rear admiral sen
r in rank, the rear admiral junior
i rank. Red appears in the pen
ant of the rear admiral second in
The war color is also in the United
tates mail flag, the pennant for ves
is in tie lighthouse serviee, the
acht ensign, the ensign of the rev
aue marine, the president's and the
eretary of war's standards.
The flags which are -mntirely of
ad. except the devices in some, are
dose of Egypt, Morocco, Austria
inngary and Japan. That of Tar
ey is nearly all red.
The flags of forty-two other coun
ries also contain most conspicuously
be color which is supposed to rep
A~ to devices, the star is repres
ited on twenty flags; the cross, in:
luding t,he double cross, on twelve;
he anehor on two; thie 'eagle Oft
our; the eleph.ant on one, Siam; the
ion (not including the -lion and the
niorn) on one, Persia; the dragon
n ne, China; the sun on ,three; while
~uma is the caly' flag on earth.which
a the turkey.
The only all yellow flag is that
rhich represents quarantine.
An authority on the subject oe
ia- inicludes the Confedei-ate flag.
[his authority says:
'During the civil war the seed
ng states had a ntuber of distin@t
lags. Early in 1861 their congress
ailed the Stare and Bars, which was
omposed of tFhree broad, horizontal
tars, the two outer ones red and th*
niddle one white, with a blue union
ontaining seven white stars m a
ir. The number 4f stars was
ubsequently increased to thirteen."
The Confederate battle flag used
hroughout the war consisted of a'
ield of red on which was a blue Saint
Lndrew 's cross bordered with whita
,nd bearing thirteen white stars. In
863 the Confederate Congress adop
ed a flag having a white field with
,union or canton of the battle flag.
'his was sometimes mistake2 for a
lag of truce, so in 1865 a red bar
ras imposed acress the end of the
The present coat of arms of New
ork was ca the Colonial flag of
ew Amsterdam which was carried
v armed vessels that saiied from
ew York. The new generation may
ot know the -ignificance of the
eaver in the coat of arms now on
he state flag. The device was the
dea of the Dutch and was meant to
ndicate the industry of the people
t that time and the wealth of the
After red, blue is the prevailing
olor in the flags of nations.