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E. H. AULL; EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
berry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Tuesday, March 2, 1909.
The legislature adjourned sine die
on Sunday morning.
A final agreement was reached be
tween the two factions on the liquor
question by which an election is to be
held during August after the State
has been experiencing prohibition for
two weeks. This election is ordered
in those counties in which whiskey is
now sold under the tounty dispensary
plan. If a. majority votes to retain
that system then the county dispen
eaIry will be reopened -aid the sale
will go on as i, has been. It iTe ma
jority of the votes in any county is
against the sale of whiskey then the
county dispensary will remain closed.
This is about the best solution that
the legislature could have made of
this question, and we are satisfied that
it will add a number of counties to the
Thee were not many other things
of State-wide importance done by this
legislature, a great deal of the time
having been- taken in balloting for
associate justice and discussing the
The tax lavy for State purposes was
raised from five to five and a quarter
The appropriation bill, it is stated,
carries $12,000 less than the appro-'
priation bill for 1908. *As a matter of
fact, however, the appropriation for
this year is larger by more than $12,
000 than the appropriation for 1908.
In 1908 th;ere had to be provision
made for the general election for that
year. That item is not included in
the appropriation for this year. The
bill carries increased amounts to Win
throp college and the South Carolina
University and an item of $20,000 wais
included to be used in the aid of com
mon schools in the poorer communi
The $12,000 that was 'asked for the
maintenance of the soldiers' home 'n
Columbia was finally given for that
purpose. The home will be open for
the reception of Confederete soldiers
who desire to take advar(tage of it
very soon. Under the act creating
this home only two soldiers can be
received from any county.
In regard to local matters we un
derst-and that the salaries of all mag
istrates in the county have been in
creased and that the salaries of the
county commissioners have also been
The salary of .the county superin
tendent of education1 has been raised
$100, 'and it is provided that his sal
ary sh-all be paid out of the school
fund instead of the ordinary county
fund .as heretofore.
Including the levy for the court
'house debt the total for county pur
poses, as we understand it, is five and
a 'half mills an increase over last year
of two mils.
In the next issue of The Herald 'and
News we hope to print more of the
local measures which a.ffees Newberry
county, and we will also print the
bill providing for the election on the
Whethe, the legislative session is
long or short members get only $200
for their services; but it would be
fair to the Sta.te to make them pay
for lights and rent for the time ex
eeeding forty days.-Spartanburg
What about the pay for the clerks
We notice 'that Mr. C. M. Galloway,
the secretary to Senator E. D. Smith,
with Mrs. Galloway, has gone to
Washington to assume his duties. Sen
ator Smith will- also probably go on
to take his seat.
The Ledger wants to raise its voice
to commend .the city council for
adopt,.'ing the?i~ new C metod of keepin g
the m':1 in streets cle:au. WXe under
stand' that o'ns have been ordered
4Ind when these arrive theyQ will be
dlenosited -abont the stree.is for the
recep)tion of waste pap;er and other
lite. That is the 'only proper way
Ito h-v anid keep a (-it.v beautitful.
We have had the cans for some
time through the efforts of the Civic
Association. The question that now
puzzles those of thlis community who
are interested in keeping the city
clean is how to induce the use of these
receptacles. If every citizen could
be made to feel that the whole thing
rested on him probably we could get
a more gen-eral use of these recepta
A MODEL COMMUNITY.
It was our pleasure 'to attend the
banquet at the convention of the
ieighth district Knights of Pythias
held with the H. P. Hammett lodge at
Piedmont the 19th of February.
Piedmont is a unique community in
that it has a population of something
like 3000 and is not incorporated.
The manufacturing company of
which Mr. W. E. Beattie is president
owns about 1200 acres of land upon
which the two mills are located and
I all of the residences and other enter
prizes are built by the mill company.
The land is located on either side of
the Saluda river, one mill being in
Anderson county and one in Green
ville. This is one of the mill com
munities in South Carolina in which
there is the best of good feeling exist
ing between the officials and the
operatives, and the president and of
fici'als are in close touch and sym
pathy with the operatives and every
body seems happy and contented.
The company does not run a com
pany store but rents 'the buildings to
individuals who desire to do business
The local lodge is composed of 55
members most of whom are employ
ees of the company, and while the
president, Mr. Beabtie, has his home
in Greenville, he attended the banquet
given .after the convention and
though he is not a Knight he deliver
ed a most excellent address of wel
come showing his fiamiliarity with the
legend upon which the Order is
In this connection we would like
to say that in addi-tion to what we
have 'alrdeay stated the mill company
has erbcted .at its own expense a very
handsome building for the use of tlhe
operatives -as a reading room, gym
nasium, asnd library, which is open to
all the employes of the company. This
building is in charge of Mr. A. M.
Doggett, who keeps 'the building open
from ten o 'clock in the morning un
til nine thirty in the evening. Ac
eording to :a record which he has kept
an 'average of about 200 of the boys
and men connected with the mill visit
'the rooms daily during these hours.
In -additi,on to this building the
mill company has also recently erect
ed a Y. W. C. A. building which is in
charge of the secretary, Miss A. L.
Sherfersee, and also an assistanit see
retary, Miss Alma Keynon, who has
charge of the domestie science depart
ment. In this department any of the
ladies connected with the mill who de
sire are given instruction in sewing
and cooking, and the equipments
would compare favorably with any
such departments in any of our col
leges. Miss Keynon is an expert in
this line 'and in addition to furnish
ing recipes she has the ac.tive work
done uider her specific instructions
and explains as to how it should be
done. The young girls of the high
grades in 'the school are .required to
take one or two hours a week in this
This work on the part of the mill
seems to be appreciated by the opera
tives. President Beattie also gives an
annual banquet to the heads of the
departments in his mill in which they
di<euSS questions pertaining t:o theC
work wvhich they have .to do. The~
company also furnishes the lodge
rooms for the various secret orders
free 'of rent and has a large hall
which is used1 for en.tertainments, and
very frequently lectures and other
entertainments 'are given free to the
operatives. This hall wvill compare
favorably in appoin'tments with opera
hWInce inI muichi large co~'m munlfl ities.
.le 1th there were abotI 2'0 guests
preSen)t anid the u.'rasIln wa veryv
It is a model community. We be
lieve thore are t fo other mills tthat
are eu_a,ed in the Y. W. C. A. work
thoughi this is the oiily one that has
erected a building especially adapted
for athe Nwork. Hon. Geo. S. Mower,
of Newberry, is a director.
NEWS FROM EXCELSIOR.
New Phone Line Going Up-Happy
Marriage-Rev. P. H. E. Der
Excelsior, March 1.-March brings
us beautiful weather and our farmers
are plowing again.
The grain is coming out nicely
The Rev. I. S. Caldwell preached a
good sei:non for us Sabbath after
A new 'phone-fine is going up from
Mr. Enos Counits' home to Prosperity.
Misses Lulie and Addie Rikard and
Annie Sligh, of Newberry, have beei
vistin Misses Lahlage and Annie
Mrs. Rhoda Watts, who has been
veiry sick, is doing much better glad
Mr. Arthur Lee Wheeler, of Colum
bia, spent Sunday at his home here.
It seemed like old times to hear the
news from Bachmn Chapel last
week. Come again "Son"', don't be
The Rev. J. L. Hodges held inter
esting services here the third Sun
day, preaching afternoon and night
to a full house. The sermon at night
was an extra effort by the speaker.
Sunday morning we hea>rd an inter
esting sermon delivered in Grace
church, Prosperity, by the R:ev. P. H.
Married on Sunday morning at 11
o'clock at the Lutheran parsonage
near St. Paul's chureh by the Rev. J.
A. Sligh. Miss Maggie Stone, daugh
ter of Mr. J. D. Stone, and Mr. Ern
est Addy, of Saluda county. The
young couple enijoyed a nicely prepar
ed dinner at her home here and in the
afternoon drove over to his father's
home in Saluda county where they
will spend a few days and return to
Prosperity where they will make their
home. Mr. Addy has been connected
with Messrs. Qata-ttlebaum and Lang
ford 's livery stables during the past
year and is a business young man.
The young couple received many use
ful presents and wiM> be in good shape
for house keeping. Miss Maggie was
one of our leading young ladies and
will be greatly missed in this section
and especially so in our Sunday
schoo.l. We extend congratula-tions
and wish the happy couple a long
and prosperous journey through life.
Mrs. A. A. Singley spent Saturday
and Sunday with her brother in New
Miss Dosia Epps camne down Friday
to be at the marriage of her friend,
Miss Maggie Stone on Sunday morn
Messrs. T. L. Wheeler, A. A. Na;tes
and J. A. C. Kibler have put up wire
fencing around their pastures. This
is an improvement over the wood
fence and the time will soon come
when there will not be a rail fence in
the county. Sigma.
O 0'Neall, March 1.-The grain crop
in this seetion is looking nicely.
The health of this community is
very good at present.
Miss M'aude Lee Etheredge, staud
ent of the Medical college at Chicago,
has been visiting in this neighborhood
for the last few days.
Mrs. Missouri Long, who has been
sick for a while, is doing very well
at -this writing.
There will be an exhibition at
O 'Neall at the close of the school
with Mr. T. M. Mills and Miss Luda
Derrick as the teachers. The time
will be published laiter.
On February 17, 1909, at the .home
of the bride's grandmother, Mrs.
Martha Wise, Miss Cora E. Wise and
Mr. Olin 0. Shealy were united in
marriage by the Rev. J. C. Wessinger,
the day being spent very nicely. On
the next clay at 'the home of the
groom's parents Mr. and Mrs. Pat WV.
Shealy, a big dinner was prepared
for them to swhich about 75 people
were present to see the happy couple
and en,jov tire day. In the evening a
e.ke walk was enjoyed by the young
people and Miss Lola Lowmnn~
and Mr. Th'addeus Shealy were the
lucky ones. Wfe wish them muc~h sue
(cess th,rough their journley of life te
The Road to Success
has many obstructions, but none 3o
depeate as poor health. Success
today dlemands health, but Electric
Bitters is the greatest health builder
the world has ever known. It comn
mis perfect action of stomach, liver,
kid neys, howels. purifies and enriches
>. b!lod. and tones and invigura tes
r: P'h>r system. igorous body and
keen brain follow their use. Y 0n (:I n'
afford to slight Electric Bitters if
re:n rn-downi r sickly. Only 50e.
!:u:=ned by W. E. Pelham~ & Son.
SEABROOK'S NARROW ESCAPE.
He Runs Amuck a Tramp in an Old
Cemetery at Midnight-Shot in
The friends of Mr. W. B. Seabrook
we a.re satisfied will read wilth inter
est his visit to the Aliscamps cemetery
in France, and -the tragi encounter
which he had with a tramp who was
hidiing in the cemetery. Brief men
tio.n of this was printed in the Angus
ta Chronicle -on last Saturday. A de
scription of the encounter by Mr. Sea
brook himself appeared in the Chron
iele of Sunday. This article of Mr.
Sebrrook is copyrighted by himself
but The Herald and News by permis
sion of :the author is permit-ted to
We are satisfied that Mr. Sea
brook's many friends in Newberry
will read with interest his racy ac
count of his meeting with the tramp
i'n 'this old cemetery in the dark hours
of midnigh;t, aid will be gratified to
learn that he was not injured. The
Chronicle wn Saturday printed the
following brief notice of the afCair:
"His friends in Augusta have
learned with interest of the murder
ous aittiack, in France, on Mr. William
B. Seabrook, whose tour on foot
through that republie, as described
by him in the Chronicle, has proven
an entertaining feature of the Sun
"Mr. Seabrook was compelled to
repel the ut.tack by firing twice upon
his assail-a-nt. The shot proved fatal.
Before his death in. the hospital, the
foot-pad confessed his guilt, saving
Mr. Seabrook from arrest a.nd from
tire slightest reproach.
"It appears that Mr. Seabrook at
.tempted to view the Avenue des
Aliseamps. a noted cemetery of the
middle ages, by moonlight. The cem
etery is beneath the ramparts of Ar
"When he was at the desolated
place, the robber set upon him. There
was 'no one around. Mr. Se'abrook
ran. The nran was overtiaking him,
knife in h'and. However much Mr.
Seabrook deprecated the necessity for
the act, he was compelled to fire to
save his own life.
''After the shooting Mr. Seabrook
went to the police department and
asked an investigation, with the re
sult of finding the wounded man,
who, as stated, died, later, in the hos
pital, afster confessing his guilt. Mr.
Seabrook tells the detail of the inei
dent in his Sunday letter in the
Quick Lunch Restaurant.
Mr. S. 0. Kabas is fitted up for a
quick lunch counter in a part of the
store room recently occupied by
Messrs. Purcell and Scott, and will
be open in a day or 'two as the Busy
Bee Quick Lunch Place.
Lunches and dinners will be serv
ed at reason-able prices and -with. the
greatest dispatch. Everything will be
kept clean a-nd neat -and those desir
ing quick lunches a-.re requested to
give the Quick Lu-nch P1-ace a trial.
The Bee Hive.
The Bee Hive will continue in busi
ness in Newbe'rry and thre vacant
room recently occupied by the Watts'
racket store has been secured.
Th':it ro~om .Iais been used 'this week
fr the concerts given by the Cable
Piano Company, and the Bde Hive
expects to occupy it next Monday. In
the meantime the c-heap sale goes on
this week and bargains will be given
rather then go to 'the trouble and ex
pense of moving the goods. After
*next Monday the Bee Hive will be
found in the store recently occupied
by the Watts' Racket Store.
EARHARDT & BAXTER,
Lessees and MEanagers.
Thursday, March 4
THE BIG FUN SHOW
With the Greatest Band ofl
Fun-Makers Ever Banded To
gether Under One Banner.
Trick Properties and Effects!
PRICES--25, 35 and 50 Cts.
Seats on sale at Newberry
TO THOSE VVHO HAVE NOT
YET ATTENDED THE
L COM PA!YS S L
I wish to urge every person in New
berry to see the instruments we have on
exhibition at 1204 Main Street, next to
The Exchange Bank. : : :
We have gone to a great deal of expense to bring these in
struments here for the purpose of showing the people of New
berry, the values we give, and I sincerely believe that every
prospective purchaser will find it to his or her advantage to
see this very interesting collection.
There is no reason why any one should buy a piano here
after without being able to make an intelligent selection, be
cause we give you the opportunity to obtain a very good
kn wledge of piano construction. Two cf our best men are in
charge of the sale, and Mr. R. B. Wallace daily gives talks in
which he shows the points that the buN er must take into con
sideration in making a choice.
Again I invite the people of Newberry and the surrounding .
country to inspect these instruments. Do not hesitate simply
because you may not intend to purchase now. We want
everybody, purchaser or not, to see these instruments.
BEST PIANOS L.OWEST PRICES EASIEST TERMS
J. V. WALLACE, Pres.,
Cable Piano Company, Charleston, S. C.
WALLACE aricd KENNERTY
1204 Main Street, - Newaberry, S. C.
FOR RENT OR SALE
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ON DISPLAY IN MY WINDOW
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