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VOL XLV NO 101 NEWBERRY, S. C.. FSIDAY. DECEMBER 18, 1908. TWICE A WEEK. S..60 A YEAR
Will Seabrook Continues the Story of
His Journay Through France,
and His Impressions.
(By W. B. Seabrook.)
Special Herald and News.
Arles, Provence.-"Seeing Prov
ence, on Sixty Cents a Day" would
make an appropriate title for the
narrative of my last week's ramble.
The necessities of life are cheap
enough in northern France, but here
the prices are astonishing. Many
laborers support wife and family on
$3 per week, while the beggars and
gamins subsist without hardship,
when necesary, on a daily "expense
acenunt" of eight or ten cents. My
actual experienees, coupled with re
liable information regarding locali
ties which I have not yet visited,
have convinced me that an American
who is willing to dispense with style
and luxuries can live comfortably
anywhere in Europe, with -the excep
tion of Switzerland, on a daily ex
penditure averaging from 50 to 75
e4nts, avoiding, of course, the tourist
hotels and patronizing instead the
places which cater exclusively to the
humbler classes of the native popula
tion-a method whish, after all, af
fords the only real way to get ac
quainted with the most pieturesque
aid characteristic phases of Euro
At Marseille I had no trouble in
finding a clean and airy bed-room, at
-the hotel du Soleil et des Alpes, 19
Rue des Recollettes, for twenty cents
a day. The neighborhood was modest
but thoroughly respectable, and in a
.restaurant next door, patronized by
prosperous workmen and petites
bourgeoises, I dined for te nand fif
teen cents, this figure not including
-wine which costs an additional six
cents per bottle. Approximately the
sure prices prevail among establish
anents ,of a similar class in smaller
Provencal towns that I have visited.
These iplaces are not frequented by
tramps, peddlers or the "poor;" for
them there are o6her restaurants,
where they pay four or five cents for
a bed, and two cents for a steaming
bowl of soup or hash. The existence
of such conditions is not generally
known in- America, and is equally ig
*nored by the average tra-eler, who
lives in the grand hotels and devotes
all his time to dinners, theatres,
museums and art galleries, so I am
offering these ,pra.ctieal data with the
hope that other young Amit-ans who
have long dreamed of visiting the old
'world, but who have been deterred
by an exaggerated idea of the attend
ant expenses may be induced to un
dertake a like experience.
When I set out from Marseille, the
hills and fields, golden with autumn
leaves and ripened harvests, were
glowing in the warmth of Indian
summer. The first day afoot, 1
erossed the' little mountain ridge be
hind the bay, skirted t.he inland seas
that form the eastern delta of the
Rhone, and reached Martigues, a
-fishing village whose fleets have
sailed the Mediterranean for seven
cen,turies, and whose boats are handed
down from generation to generation.
Aside from~ the fishermen, the popu
lation is eomposed alnost exclusively
of eats. The place is literally alive
with~ them; they crowd the streets
and overflow into the adjacent ditch
es, prowling about by night and day,
poneing with frenzied delight upon
a ravishing landscape or an odorous
fish carcass, a multicolored stuiset or
a basket of decayed shrimp. Their
life is one long, voluptuous feast.
Henceforth, forever, my dream of
Paradise will be something like the
existence of the cats and painters of
Martigues. Only, if I am accorded
the privilege of dhoice. I will elect
to be a cat, for I noticed that the
felines were all sleek and fat, while
the artists were gaunt and lean.
After spendinz the nfight at Marti
gues, I shouldered my knapsack, and
with a chance com.mii'. -, w'r?d the
rid plain af Crau, with Arles forty
' . The Cran ~is a &Cert e'nvered
stonler and hvWdiere. uihabited
barren of vegetation, a sort of
sture Sahare that has reeint:'d
tempts at irrigation and reclamau
tion, except for arn oeasional oasis in
the northern district. The road was
long, the horizon was vast and mon- 1
otonous as the ocean and more than
once before our pilgrimage was end
ed, I sighed for a camel or an anto
mobile. But, finally, one Saturday
evening, we reached our goal; and on I
Sunday afternoon I followed the en- t
Itire able bodied population of Arles (
ito the ancient Roman ampitheatre, to s
witness the final 'course de taureanx' f
of the season, a kind of French ver- e
sion of the Spanish bull-fight, not so t
dangerous as the latter, but none the
less exciting. and sometimes resulting a
in bloodshed and fatality. A savage d
bull, goaded into blind fury. is turned 1
loose in the aren3. with a red cockade S
tied securely on his forehead. The.
beneficent municipality offers a prize
of a couple hundred francs to the ma
tador, or "razetour" as he is termed
in the patois, who succeeds in snatch- $
ing the trophy from its place between
the horns of the infuriated animal.
Thirty or forty young men, unarmed
and clad as for a footrace, enter the
irena and stake their. lives on the
slender chance of gaining thirty or s
forty dollars and a few moments ap- b
plause. Truly a gentle and divertinz S
pastime! But the grey old coliseum, -
with its double row of massive arches 0
practically intact after twenty cen- 1
turies, interested me more than the I
bull-baiting and the two or- three e
thousand modern Arlesians, who, n
despite their numbers, seemed abso- ,
lutely lost in the vast circular am- i
I pitheatre, which historians say was
fashioned to furnish seats for forty
and fifty thousand spectators, for Ar
I las was once the proudest city of the
western world, an imperial metropolis, e
the "Proveneale Roine." M
The modern Arles is one of the a
solemnest and. saddest spots I have i:
ever visited. Nothing remains but p
the broken, shattered skeleton of the a
once splendid city. Formerly so ti
I grand and powerful. celebrated for its e
noble population, its commanding sit- f
uation, its immense commercial aeti- g
vity and its formidable prowess in o
war; Arles, the ancient metropolis, t
turn by turn, Greek Roman, Gothie,
Saracen, the city of imperial councils,
I the city of miracles, traditions and
legends, is today a dead Proveneal
village, built around a pile of crumb- r
ng, mutilated stones. And yet, de- A
spite the miseries and misfortunes
which have followed it even unto the o
'end, despite t.he wars and political
c ospiracies which consummated its a:
ruin, or perhaps because of these ea- i
lamities, it will be forever the ren
dezvous of poets and the inspiration i
JUG OF CORIN LIQUOR LOST.C
One Sent Last Week by Major Micah a
IJankinsto White House not F
INews and Courier.
Washington, December 13.--There E
i lost somewhere between Ca: nbia
ana the White House one jug of cornz a
ligaor, said to have been shipped to 1'
IPresident Roosevelt by Major Micah
Jenkins. Inquiry at the White House e
'today brought out the informationC
that the president had not reiwe
the booze, that Major Jenkins is said
to have sent him several days ag foi
his Christmas dinner, and nothi.g is a
known about it there if it has amii ed.
None of the men on duty know umy
ithing about it. so if it has come the
probability is that it has been safely
stored away for use next week.
Major Jenkins was here yes'6day Ia
*and visited the president, but mnaa-V
d to get by the newspaper ffu. on
duty at the White House, and na trace'
of the missing Christmas cheer can
be found today, Major Jenkins hir
*ing gone to New York.I
Pretty Christmas Windows.
Fellers & Morgan have two pretty
Thri4tmas show windows artistically:
arraged, the decorati:mns being in
keeping wit.h the spirit of the hiot
The windows are but an index oi~
tihe prettier things which the" h -
id.; ehtet for the holiday tradt..
$35,000 FOR SOUTH CAROLINA.
'tate is Efititled to That Amount for
Promotion of State Agricultur
Washington. Dec. 15.-It has just
een announced by the secretary ot
he interior that the State of South
,arolina is entitled to receive the
um of $35,000 from the government
or the promotion of schools of agi
ulture and mechanical arts, under
he Act of 1862.
The Act of 1907, increased the
mounts previously authorized to be
evoted to various agricultural col
?ges throughout the country, and ai
tated, the amount that South Caro
Ina will receive this year in $35,000.
The total amount that will be
vailable to all of the States from
his fund for the next fiscal year is
1,750,000 having been gradually in
reased year by year to this amount
Rev. Gilbert Voigt.
The Rev. Gilbert Voigt, profes
)r of English and German, in New
erry college, filled the pulpit in St.
tephen's church on Sunday morning.
ev. Mr. Voigt is a young preacher
f force and is possessed of great
owers of eloquence. He is a son of
r. A. G. Voigt, dean of the Luth
ran seminary at Mt. Pleasant. He
iade a profound impression upon all
rho heard him-Lexington Dispatch,
St. Paul's, Columbia, S. C.
Newberry College Day was observ
d last Sunday by St. Paul's church,
hen large congregations gave close
ttention to two splendid and inspir
ig sermons by Rev. J. Henry Harms,
resident of the college. The sermon
t the morning service was more par
cularly on the subject of Ch:ristian
:ucation and strong and forcible in
ict and argument in presenting this
reat cause of the church. A liberal
Tering was made for the cause.-Lu
ieran Church Visitor, Dee. 17.
News Prom O'Neall.
O'Neall, Dee. 16.-Miss Lillie Der
ick, of Irmo, spent last week with
[isses Lola and Leona Lowman.
Mr. Will Summers has moved into
,Miss Mary Long has }een quite
eck with fever for several: days,. but
doing nicely at present.
Mrs. Missouri Long, wiho was ser
~usly hurt a few weeks ago, from a1
11l, is improving.
Supt. Wheeler made a visit to
'Neall school last week. He made a
~ry entertaining and instruetive
lk in the primary room, which was
uch enjoyed by teacher and pupils.
ope he .will come again soon.
Miss Eunice Shealy and Mr. Henry
fessinger attended the marriage of
[iss Fannie Fulmer and Mr. Ernest
iser, of Saluda county, last Sunday.
Mrs. Sallie Lowman, of Irmo, made
visit to Mr. L. J. Lowman's recent
There wilt be a Ohristmas tree and
gerises at Mt. Olivet church on
o 'Neall school house caught on
re Tuesday morning, but the fire
'as extinguished before much dami
ge was done.
News From St. Philips.
Christmas is drawing near and we
re glad to see it approaching, and
ope every body will have a jolly
The grain crops are looking very
>romising in this section.
Thursday afternoon a balloon came
lating over the residence of Col. D.
L. Ruff and landed in the field near
is house. Some young ladies went
ut to inspect it. and as they drew
ear it they supoed they sa sm
hing inside it breathing andr it
rightened themr s they~ ra for the
mue and told of if and the boys
ok the rifle to shoot it.
There is some talk of.. Praaeher
.nderson coming near St. Philips to
old a tent meetirg.
NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Bazaar by Ladies' Aid Society- [
Prosperity Minstrel Maids-Re
Prosperity, Dec. 17.-Rev. R. C.
Boulware visited relatives in town t
ast week. c
Miss Ethel Paysinger visited Mrs. o
Pettus Wheeler Sunday. t
Mr. Frank Ward Schumpert, o. p
3avannah, is at home for a short va- (
Mr. John Cureton, of Greetisvood, f
male a week-end visit to re.atives 11
11d friends in the city. c
Rev. Dr. Moffatt delivered a most t
floquent sermon at the A. R. P. b
ihurch Sunday morning. His lan- c
ruage was beautiful and his th,ugb.t :a
leep and lasting. d
Rev. Mr. Kreps is delivering a ser- J
es of Sunday evening sermuns on o
'he four small things cited by Solo- n
non. The discourse Sunday evening f
was very practical and helpful. It
ointed its lessons and morals from n
he busiest of busy creatures, the tiny t
int. If you desire to know ;he sub- f
jects of the rest of the quarte[fte con
;ult Solomo'ns Proveb, chapter 30, j
>r come Sunday evanings. S
Mrs. G. Y. Hunter and Miss Lillie t
Aay Russell went on a shopping ex- n
?edition to Columbia last Thursa.v. d
"It will be appreciated if our kina d
Eriends will advertise us: "Who Are a
[ou?'" The Prosperity Minstrel a
Aaids, Dec. 29, Auditorium, 8 p. m. t
.Miss Taylor, who has been with a
Ars. Calmes as milliner, will return v
to Baltimore Saturday.. t
Grace Sunday schooi will have their f
Dhirstmas exercises the fourth Sun- 0
day evening. The singing will be
mxeeptionally pretty and the rest of r
he program very novel. s
Mr. Ira Nates, of Columbia, is vis- J
ting at home. t
Dr. E. N. Kibler has returned from f
visit to Charleston. t
Work on the main thoroughfare has
-esu-med. Macadam is being laid and
:he expectations are that the streets
will be in first class order for the
ioliday traffic. c
Mrs. Staten, after completing her c
nillinery season at Moseley Bros.,
tas returned to her home near Balti- h
Mrs. Clarence Barrier and little son q
re visiting relatives in Columbi-a.
The Ladies' Aid Society has ar- c
anged for a bazaar beginning Sat- a
rday of this week, and continuing. e
hrough Thursday, the 24th. The e
azaar will be held in Mr. Duncan's
~tore. There will be a fancy work a
lepartment, a candy counter, and a- n
ummage sale. Oysters and lunches: h
vill be served continuously. Please e
ome, bring your friends, or tell them. o
Relative to the coundrum: ''At t
vhich age is the best to be married." 3
[he unanimous reply here will be: g
[he parsonage. On Sunday after- t'
ioon Rev. Mr. Kreps had the unusual I
xpeenee of performing two cere- 3
nonies in less than two hours. Mr. t
3eorge Lone was married to Miss b
Winnie Lee Banks, and Mr. Ethod n
ominik to Miss Lottie Spehl. We s
,x-tend good wishes. b
Cards have been reeived announe- fl
ng the marriage of Miss Grace Kirk- '
)atrick and Dr. Win. B. Ramage on fl
ext Wednesday. Miss Kirkpa-trick t
pleasantly remembered as the c
laughter of Rev. A. G. Kirkpatrick, t
who was pastor of tvhe A. R. P. 0
3hurch for a number of years.t
[n prikly green of Christmas wreaths
The holly berries glow.
rhe Christmas trees will sparkle soon,
With Christmas fruit bent low, r
A.nd here's a thought will help us all
As happy Christmas tide.
The very best of pleasures
Are the pleasures we divide. I
Whenver hearts are happy.
'Tis a simple thing to do.
To seek some other sadder heart.
And make it happy too.
The joy we share with others .
Is a joy that 's multiplied.1
And 'twill make a perfect CThristmas '
If there 's no one left outside..
JONES CASE REVIEWED.
Fnion Man Who is Charged With
Murdering His Wife Before the
Columbia, Dec. 16.-The first ques
ion taken up before the supreme
ourt today in the complicated case
f W. T. Jones, charged with the
ie murder of his wife, was the ap
eal by the State from the order of
hief Justice Pope, staying the trial
f Jones at Union pending the appeal
rom the order of Judge Hydrick de
ying hail to Jones. The court de
ided that the order of the chief jus
Lee was erroneous and that it should
e reversed. Chief Justice Pope of
urse did not sit during the argu
ent of this appeal from his own or
er and the senior associate justice,
ustiee Gary, presided, and after the
urt had retired and recou ened, an
ounce the decision of the court. The
rmal opinion will be filed later.
When the case was called this
iorning, Mr. George Johnstone, for
he defense, stated that there were
our matters before the court; the ap
eal by the defense from the order of
udge Hydrick, the appeal by the
tate from the order of the chief jus
ece,; the motion pendente lite and the
iotion for bail in the original juris
iction of the supreme court. The
Lefense was willing to abandon the
ppeal from Judge Hydrick's order
nd was willing to move to rescind
be order of Chief Justice Pope, and
s to the motion pendente lite, that
ras not now of any consequence, and
he defense preferred to proceed on
he motion in the original jurisdiction
f the supreme court.
Mr. P. H. Nelson, for the State, an
ounced that the State would not con
ent to the rescinding of the chief
astice's order, but desired to argue
he matter, whereupon the chief jus
ice withdrew. This was the. initial
iotory for the prosecution in the un
ngling of the legal web.
Mr. J. A. Sawyer, for the State
ien read the argument of the State
i the appeal from the order of the
hief justice and Mr. Johnstone made
e argument in reply for the defense,
ontending that while he considered
e order proper, else he would not
ave applied for it, he did not now
nsider it anything but an academie
uestion before the court.
The argument in the Jones case
nsumed the entire morning session
ad at two o 'clock the court took a re
ass until four o'clock when the case
'as again taken up.
Further affiaavits were read and
rguments made by both sides and a
umber of affidavits were simply
anded up to the court, nearly the
tire record being printed. At six
'lock the case was concluded and
e court took it under advisement.
Ir. Johnstone in concluding his ar
ument for the petitioner stated that
e appeal from the order of Judge
[ydrick would then be abandoned.
Er. Nelson sta.ted he had understood
ie court had dismissed that appeal, I
ut Mr. Johnstone replied thiat he did
ot understand it, only some expres
Lon to that effect having been made
y members of the .court. There was
o declaration from the bench as to
hether or not the appeal was dis
issed and the record does not show.
bat it was dismissed, so that the
ourt has under consideration both
Le appeal from Judge Hydrick 's
rder and the application for bail in
be original jurisdietion of the court.
ones was in court today in the custo
of an officer and was accompanied
y his 12 year old son.
From now uitil the first of Febra
.rv you can get The Herald and
fews' and the News and Courier for!
wo dollars for one year. 4.fter that
lte the nrice for Lhe two papers
i be $2.25. Now is the time to
ubcribe and to renew.
From personal experience in hand
ng pulmonary tuberculosis, I am
2re than convinced that whiskey
d liquor, in any form, are absolute
y p5oioous to the consumptive. Try
n to cure consumption with whiskey
Slike tr-ing to put o:it fire with ker
. . a:. TE Whit o, M. D., Colora
.o Srings Col.
Senator Bailey Brands President's
Message as a Direct Insult
Washington, D. C., Dec. 16.-The
senate today devoted considerable
;ime to discussion of the president's
,ourse in placing strictures on con
,ress in the matter of the secret ser
ice, and adopted a searching resolu
ion, proposed by Senator Aldrich
and amended on the suggestion of
3enator Culbertson, providing for a
-horough investigation of the presi
lent's charges both in respect to the
:acts and the course to be taken by
ongress to resent the imputations
)elieved to have been cast upon that
Senator Foraker's resolution call
ng on the secretary of war for infor
nation concerning the work of detee
tives in the Brownsville affair was
Except for a few moments spent in
the transaction of routine business,
th-e house today devoted its entire
time to further consideration of the
bill to revis'e the penal laws of the
United States. The Garrett amend
ment, which prohibted sending
through the mails information bear
ing on transactions in futures, was
efeated by a decided vote.
Senator Bailey objected to the re
olution evidently because he did not
like the wording of it. In the course
of his remarks, he said: "The presi
dent is not so careful in what he says
about congress, and I do not under
stand why congress is so careful about
what it says about -him. I regard this
as most insulting message ever sent
to any body. I doubt if a mayor ever
sent such a message to a corrupt city
council. I believe in talking plainly
to people who talk plainly to us. I
believe in reciprocity of that kind. If
the president is not justified in mak
ing those statements, that message
ought to be sent back to him. No
ielf-respee:irg body should receive a
message which impeaches its honor."
Senator Newlands spoke at consid
rable length, saying the question at
issue was as to whether the secret
serviee has been used to investigate
congressmen in pursuance of their
egi,lative duties or only to\ detect
fraud in duties devolving upon ere
mtive department. "But,'' interpos
ad Tillmnan, "the president's mes
age shows he investigated us gener
lly, and that we are a lot of sconn
rels that need investigation. Now,
;here may be men here who feel that
ay, but God knows I do not.''
The Clerk of the Senate.
To the; Editor of the News and Coi
-ier: I served as clerk of the senate
>f South Carolina fourteen years, and
luring most of thre time was associat
d with the most patriotic and intel
ient men in the State, the senate be
~ng made up of such men. It was a
reat honor, privilege and distinction
or me. Continued sickness makes it
mt of the question for me to offer
!or the place again.
The clerk of the house of represen
atives and the clerk of the senate are
the most important offices in the
tate. From current newspaper com
nent it appears that the clerk of the
senate is regarded as of about the
same importance as the average store
clerk. To fill the bill he has to be
that and much more.
'He should be a man of good appear
ance, strictly temperate, polished man
ners and of such equanimity of mind
as not to be upset by any occurrence.
He should be quick and accurate in
his work and his health should be
such that he can stand any extra pres
sure required day and' night. He
hold understand parliamentary
law, for, if he does not, he will not
know how to handle a bill even after
acted upon. He should have a voice
f good compass and his enunciation
iould be clear and distinct.
The clerk of the senate should
know ho0w to amend bills, what en
dorsements to put on themi and be
able to see and know when the senate
rinting is properly done.
Robert R. HemphilL.