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E. H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
erry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Friday February 12, 1909.
The trouble. with the provision in
the appropriation bill by Mr. Doar is
that it will be diffienit to determine
W,ho are deserving children, and if it
was his purpose to help the children
in the rural districts it :would have
been better to provide that books be
furnished all the children in -the pub
lie sehols at the expense of the
In our comments on the proposed
new bill by our delegation for im
proving roads .and bridges in this
county we stated that the provision
requiring six days work or a commu
tation tax of $2.00 was the law at
present. This is an error and we has
ten to make the corraction. The law
as it stands at present provides not
more than twelve days nor less than
six days, or a commutation tax of
$8.00, instead of $2.00. In other
words, the bill which our delegation
-has passed reduces the commutation
tax from $3.00 to $2.00.
NEWS OF WHITMIRE.
The Briggs House Burned-Great
Deal of Building in Progress
Personal and Otherwise.
Wmitmire, Feb. 11.-The Briggs;
house, belonging to Mr. James Tid-'
marsh, was burned down early Suz;
day morning. The origin of the fire
is unknown. Some suppose rats car
ried mat6hes between the walls, as the
bouse burned from the top. The house
:was - occupied by negro tenants, who
lost all they possessed. The house
was not insured.
Quite a numibe-r of new buildings
are going up in town. Mr. J. V.
Thomasson has completed a neat
wooden store just back of 'the Cooper
company, put in a stock of goods, and
become a merehant.
Mr. John Morse, chief of police, is
building a dwelling on his lot nearI
Mr. James Bishop's.
Mr. P. B. 0O'Dell has 'torn down theI
old 0O'Dell house and is building a
modern cottage on 'the spot.
Mrs. Sallie Payne is building a four
room house on he~r lot opposite Mr.
J. G. Setzler's, and the Glenn Lo:w
ry ManuLfaturing company are erect
ing a large house on Coleman avenue,
near Mr. J. W. Hipp 's.
Misses Kate Hargrove and Mary
Bufler Fant 'have returned' from a
~pleasant visit to ther frienj Miss Bes
sine Williams, at Kinards.
Rev. J. C. Roper hel .dthe first quar
'terly conference at Mt. Tabor on Sat
uirday and Sunday. He preached at
the church in the mill village Sunday
afternoon, and in the Methodist
cihurch here Sunday evening. Mr.
Roper is a deep thin'ker 'and pleasant
speaker, and his sermons were very
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. Cofield and
son, Joseph Edward, are spending the
week at Mr. J. E. Coifield 's.
Mrs. Sailie Henderson is visiting 'at
M1r. M. E. Abrams'.
Mr. 'and Mrs. J. G. Setzler have re
tturned ,from a vist to Mrs. Mary Setz
Mr. James Henderson 'has received
a s':ipmen't of fine mules. He !has sold
some of them. The others are for
sale at Mr. E. L. Street's 'livery sta
Mr. Henry Taylor, Whitmire's en
teirprising furniture dealer, has
bought out Whisonant and Rein.hart.
Hie has moved 'his stock of goods into
.the handsome briek building belong
ing to Mr. B. F. Morrow, and expects
to monopolize tehe furnitu;re business
Mr. T. C. Jeter spent a day or two
in Clinton 'last week.
Mr. J. S. Wheeler visited the se!hool'
here a few days ago.
Mrs. Minnie Abrams, who ifas been
quite ill, at the home of her brother,
Mr. Z. H. Stmbe'r, is improving.
Misses Sarah and Wil-lie Mae Shan
non and Miss Iola Cromer delighted
their friends here 'with a few days'
Mrs. B. F. Morrow, of Henderson
ville, is here looking 'after 'her finan
eial .interests and visiting 'friends.
Mrs. R. R. Jeter visited Mr. Wil
liam Coleman and family and Mrs. S.
A. Jet er Saturday.
Mr. 'Ford Hodge, of Union. was in
town this week.
Mr. Edward Mathis is visiting his
frienid. Mr. Farman Shealy.
Mr. J. M. Major was in town Sa:t
ord:v" and Sunday.
Ms J. M Major left today for a
Some Questions In Re Good Roads.
Ili. Elbert Hernan Aull.-Devot
ed Father of the Good Roads Move
ment of Newberry Counity: Will you
please answer the following ques
W-ill you please tel-I me if the bonds
-s*uld be reduced to $22,000, if we
could compromise them for $11,000.
by giving a renewal note with addi
Why not one commLssioner for
Why not one commissioner who was
a Reformer, or Tillmanite, in 1890,
who stood true to his eause? Why
not one who has brought about this
movement-W. K. Sligh or yourself?
Where will 'this $300,000 be depos
ited -until spent!
Remember the Augusta -railroad,
the C., N. & L., and other bonded
institutions. Some of our fathers
voted ithose bonds. Who are paying
them? What have we got for these
County officers are made .to pay for
.their own bonds. Why should the
people pay for the bonds of these
commissioners and their clerk?
Why should the bank pay less for
the deposits than the people pay for
the bonds? The bank gets the cash,
the people, what?
Can -a commission sueh as this Act
creates levy a tax?
Under Section 6 of this Act, will
not .those townshps irepresented on
the boa:rd get all of the good roads?
Why not No. 1 always get first
choice, as she has a majority of the
board? What about the majority of
th; commissioners being from No. 1
and condemning lands in the other
ten townships? Why not a commis
sioner from each to'wnship?
Under Section 9, with 'her large
taxable property, and ithe majority
of t'he commissioners from No. 1, can
ot all of the good roads be put in
Under Section 16, will .not a ma
jority of the commission decide on
No. 1, and will not the others, picked
by a select erowd in town, go with the
How many directors of one bank
are on the board? Will that bank
receive all -the deposits?
Why could not a mass meeting of
the white people of 'the county select
the com-riNioners as 'well as a few
of the select ga-thered itogat'her in
town, as was dorre?
T h.ese questions are not asked to
stop the issue, bat we want infornia
tion, and want it before 'we vote. We
well remember the purchase~ of the
"Marie Mitchell'' for ithe Newberry
and A'ug'usta railro-ad, on our bonds,
ibut we have not so fa heard her
whistle, nor seen the ears that she
pulled.' Yea, verily, we see the C., N.
& L., and thear the "Duteh Fork
Special'' blow, buit we are payimg
bonds, and the tax-payers pay -to ride;
bt the stockholders and .direcitors
a:re receiving large dividends, and the
road is paying handsomely. We ar1
)roud of -that, but we are paymng
bonds and athe stoekholders are get
Bonds? Why, yes. See the Act of
1908 creating a special Sinsking Fund
for our county, to care for our 'bonds.
Bonds? Sure. See if our county is
now pa:ying any bonds. Yes ? Well,
what ihave -we goit for these bonds'?
You say these commissioners are
homeolks ? So, so. Yes, and so
w-as . Well, those
who elected t'hem thought just as
much of 'them as 'we do of these. And
Well, if we keep' healthy, possibly
it will be all right, but if oar hea-l'th
shold fail, 'do you Think we could
get itwenby-two for eleven?
Your answer to 'these questions will
'be highly appreciated by one of those
'who 'has believed you to be faithful
in this movement, but now in error,
and 'who,' while the father of the
movement is not even on the comamis
Yours faithfully and devolted'1y,
Cole. L. Blease.
Personally Conducted Tour to Wash
ington, D. C.
Arangements have been made for a
delightful personally conducted tour
via the Seaboard Air Line .to Wash
ington, D. C., during the inauguration
of President-elect Taft.
The trip is to commence Monday,
March 1st, reaching Washington aarly
Tuesday morning; returning leave
Washington Friday evening March
5th, covering a pdriod of six days.
The total cost has been fixed at .the
very low figure of only $49.00 from
Columbia, S. C., which will cover rail
road fare, pullman berth, meals en,
ruote, sight-seeing automobile trips,
seats in the reviewing stand and hotel
accommodations .while in Washington
for four days.
For booklet and full information
address Mr. J. D. Hlardin, P. 0. Box
77, S;aannah, Ga., or apply to any
visit to her sister, Mrs. Win. Razor,
Messrs. Joe Bishop and Rhett
Truesdale, of Macon, Ga., were in
*WILL SEABROOK'S TRAVELS*
* * * * * * * * ** * * ** *
(By W. B. Seabrook.)
Special to The Herald and News.
Saintes Maries-de-la-Mer, France.
How many Ameiieans know wh.a-t
became of the Virgin Mary, Mary Sa
loine, Mary Magdalene, Joseph. Laz
arus, Martha and Mary of Bethany,
and the other personal friends anil
kinfolk of Jesus, after the crucifix
ion? V-ery few,' I am sure, for the
Bible has .little or nothing to say on
the subject, and, so far as I can learn,
the legend has never found placc. in
English literature. Yet a wonderful
story exists, a veritable Odyssey, fa
miliar to the peasants i.n the south of
France, cherished and -handed down
from generation to generation with a
touching, simple faith; not only have
they enshrined in their hearts the
memory of Sainites M-aiie, but have
preserved here, in a little eburch up
on the Mediterranean shore, three
caskets, which are believed to contain
the bones of these holy women.
Here is the legend (the history, if
you prefer) as it was recounted to
me by the Curate of this church-up
The Jewish heirarchy. who had hop
ed by cruifying Christ to put an end
to the propagation of his teachings,
which th-ey regarded as revolutionary
and socialistic, becoming alarmed by
the miraculous events which followed
the (rucifixion, were driven to des
peraitioqn and decided to arid Jernsa
lem, and Palestine by one daring
stroke, of the most fervent disciples
and relatives of the Saviour. A com
pany was formed, without the know
ledge or connivance of the Roman
government, a plot was carefully laid,
and, one night, the Mother of Christ,
the other Marys, Martha, Joseph,
Trophime, Lazarus and a number of
their companions. were seized in th-eir
beds, bound, gagged, and hurried
across country to a desolate spot up
on the coast, where the different
bands of malefactors had arranged a
rendezvous. There they were liberat
ed from their bonds and forced
aboard a leaking ship, withut sails,
Irudder or anchor, and abandoned to
the mercy of the waves. As the water
logged -hulk was being pushed from
the shore, the little band of martyrs,
as well as their m'urdero'us captors,
were startled by the sudden appear
ance of Sarah, a devoted maid-ser
vant, whom the kidnapp'ers had niot
thought worth the trouble of their at
tentior., but who had followed -their
footsteps and 'now demanded to share
the fat-e of Mary, her mistress. The
prayer was granted, Sarah was per
mitted to enter the ship, shared in all
the adventures of her companions,
and eventually became ithe patron
saint of the Bohemians and Gypsies.
in a curious old French cantiele,
the scene of the embarkment is thus
"Entraz Sara. dans la nacelle,
Laare, Martha et Maximin,
Cleon, Trophime, Saturnin,
les trois lares et Marcelle,
Eutrope -et Martial, Sidoine avec
Vous periroz dans cette nef.
Alez sans voile et sans cordage,
Sans mat, sans anere, sans timon,
Sans aliments, sans aviron,
Alloz faire un triste naufrage!
Retirez vous d 'ici, laisez nous en re
Allez crever parmi les flots.''
(A ?riend of 'the editor makes t-his
Enter Sara, into the lit-tle boat,
Lazarus, Martha, an.d Maximim,
Cleon, Trophime, Saturnin,
The three Marys and Marelle,
Etrope and Martial, Sidonie with
You will perish in this nave of the
Go without sail, without rope;
Wtout mast, without anchor', with
Go and make a sad shipwreck,
Go from here and leave us in peace,
o kill yourselves among the tor
But the little band was miraculous
lv saved from the waves. Searcely
had the sinking vessel drif.ted out of
sight of land, when Trophime, who
was kneeling in the prow, beheld a
snow-white dove descending from the
clouds, with a silver cord in its beak.
The cord was fastened to the bow
sprit, and the dove flew northward.
For three days and three nights the
ship was drawn, light as a wind-driv
en foam, upon the dancing waves,
then? land was sigrhted, and as the
ive r'e:nou.nted tihe sky, the boat
zronded upon the shore of Camar
ue in the delta of th-e Rhone. upon
tre very' sp)ot where'thuis village of
Santes-Maries-de-la-Mer was later
founded. After rendering thanks to
ad foe thair adverance, the exiles
misl%sB)inaries m1 (411ul.
Lazarus and Trophiime followed
the course of the river and reached
the city of Arles, at that epoch a
great Roman metropolis; Lazarus, af
ter fearlessly hurling from their ped
estals the statues of Venus, Bacehus,
and other pagan gods, suffered mar
tyrdom in the Arlesian arena; Trop
hime, who was no less zealous but
more conservative and intelligent, ex
entually succeeded in converting the
city to Christiani-ty. afnd lived to be
come a bishop. It seems to me, in
passing, that 20th century preachers
and missionaries might draw more
than one useful moral from.this little
As for the Saintes Marie, they
spent their lives in pious pilgrimages
from village to village, from city to
city. throughout all Gaul, spreading
the Gospel, healing th-e sick, and com
forting the afflicted. Sarah, the
hand-maiden, was separated from her
companions, and made a long journey
into the country of the Huns (now
Hungarian Bohemia) but later rejoin
ed the Marys and upon her death was
buried by their side.
Nearly every provine upon ithe
Mediterranean coast continues, in its
purely local legends and folk-lore,
this Odyssey of the Saintes Marie.
Upon the slope of a gigantie cliff in
the mountains of the Alphilles, in the
neighborhood of Les Baux, is an enor
mous detached block of stone, over
hanging a precipice; upo'n the eastern
face of this block are graven three
grandiose female figures. objects of
the superstitious veneration of the
mountaineers. These three figures
(which T examined while visiting Les
Baux. several months ago) are cer
tainly 900 or 1.000 years old. Two
distinct legends are woven around the
statues, or. more properly speaking,
the has reliefs. and both legends con
nect them with the Saintes Marie.
According to the great Provencal
poet. Frederick Mistral, the three
Maries visited Les Baux and were zo
hospitably received by the inhAl.itasS
of ithe village that Mary Magdalene
traeed with her finger, . upol! the
mountainside, the po.iraits of her
self and her two compaoon;. in or
der to render eternal the souvenir of
their visit. The other e:end. record
ed by Jules Canonge. is n.. so credi
table to -the hospitalitr of the villa
ger's. who, according to this second
version, treated the saintiy wonen as
sorceresses and chased the~m frm
thie neighborhood witht -;i and
stones. Shortly afterward. Les Baux,
until tha.t moment the healh'est spot
imaginable, was afflieted by a terri
ble plagare. a species of choPbra,
which threatened to wipe out the vil
lage: sacrifices to the pagani gods and
godsses proving of no .svail, the
priests. remembering that the three.
strange women. who 'had rec ently vis
ited the mountain, had claimed to be
tre messengers of a new and unknown
god, came to the conclusion that this
deity. offended b y t'he indignrit-ies
heaped upon his emmissari.es. had sent
the plague a's a punishment; conse
quently they decided to erect a shrindi
to the three mysterious women, and
arved upon the cliff the three figur
es, which have remained until this
Unfortunately for .those who seek
to discern a shadow of real truth in
either of these tales, the stone figures
themselves -suggest, or rather impose.
a thrd more prrac'tieaa and :less poet;ic
explanation of their origini. Their
style is indisputably Roman, and they
were executed by habile workmen.
Furthermore. the groupang, drapery
and head-dresses of the figures love
little room sto question that they were
intended to represent the three
But let us return to the legenid. The
three Marys and the servant Sarah,
having converted the Gauls, and hav
ing grown old in 'the long, long course
of their wanderings, r'eturned to the
Camargue to spend their few remain
ing days in peiee, and to die here
upon the spot where they had dis
embarked. The fishermen of the
neighborhood, who had known and
honored the holy women during their
lives, protected and respected their
sepulchre, and laiter, the faithful ratis
ed a shrine and altar, to which they
made a pious pilgrimage every year
upon the anniversary of the Marys'
death. Such was the origin of a fa
mous pilgrimage, which is still cele
brated every' 'ea-r. and which. by its
picturesque character, annually at
tracts thousands of tourists of all na
A certain bish'op 'was famnious a's be
ing -the plainest main of Englamnd.
One day. 'as tihis h:omnety parson sat
in ian oimniibus, he was amazed by tihe
per'sistent stanring of a f4Row passen
er. who f.inalEy said:
mbindl comi-n' 'onme with me to see my
Tm :gi'li ne the wtife was sick and
need assista.nee, the elemgym.aan, at
er.est inconlivenlienc~e 'to ihimself, went.
n .ar'ivin a.t *the house. 'the manr
The 10 C
to supply your
Everv department coi
Tin Ware, China Ware
Ware, Household Harc
cessities, Notions, NoN
Always receiving son
Watch our windows.
io Shares Mollohon Man1
This pays 4 per cent
and will make you a spI
One Store on upper Main
I have $2,ooo to $3,000 to
. J. A. BI
and I find that I
odds and ends, and
I have put them c
COUNTER at a ye
and see if there is
need. These barge
DON'T FAIL TO
poited to the astonished parson, and
salid (with a grin otf <ldight:
'Look 'e 'ere, Satiary. Yeir said
this morndin' as I wus tihe buglies~t
aap in Henglaind. Now, just look a.t
TOWN AND TOWNSHIP BOARD
0OF ASSESSORS FOR 1909.
The following persons 'have been
appointed to serve as Town and
Township Assessors for 1909:
. Township No. 1 Town.
Otto Klettner, Jno. A. Senn and L.
Township No. 1 County.
Jio. C. Neel, S. P. McCraeken and
G. MDuffie Sligh.
Township No. 2.
Dr. W. C. Brown, Ohas. S. Suber
arn B. B. Lei'tzsey.
Township No. 3.
. H. Ringer, E .L. Glymiphand B.
Township No. 4 Town.
David Duncan, P. B. 0O'Dell and
H. E. Kohn.
Township No. 4 County.
Z. H. Suber, James C. Dunean, Sam
Township No. 5.
(. C. Glasaow, Welchi Wilbur and
ir WV. Buford.
Township No. 6.
M. M. Livingstone. Gee. P. Boozer
nd J. B. Smiith.
Township No. 7.
Pres N. Bozr, A. P. Coleman and
every need in
nplete in Enamel Ware,
, Crockery Ware, Glass
iware and Kitchen Ne
relties, Etc. : : : ::
n 10c Co.,
-ry, S. C.
ifacturing Company Stock.
dividend every six months
Street, also two Cottages
Loan on Real Estate.
ted my.stock taking
have a great many
in order to sell them
n my BA R GA IN
ry low price. Come
not something you
tins await you.
0 0 is "E
Townshi N .
W. T., Gibson
Towsip No. 8ou. ,
J. T. BHaira, H. . oGart W.nd
Township N. 10w.
A.a H. HAkin, . B. Cook and W
Township No. 10.
Perry Halfaere, R. H. Hipp and
~Feix A. Graham.
The above named assessors a:re re
quired to meet in the office of the
county auditor Tuesday, February 23,
a-t 11 o'clock a. m. for the purpose of
*taking othe oa-th of office and atitend
ig to ot;ker business necessary 'before
passing on the assessments for 1909.
This is an important meeting and ev
ery member is urged and expected to
Eug. S. Werts,