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Two Lines to be Connected at Pros
perity-A List of the Sub
Two Fa.rners' Telephone Lines will
soon be connected with the exchange
of the Soutlhern Bell Telephone Com
pany at Prosperity. The eontracts
have been signed and the connectiol
will be ia-de with Prosperity as sooni
as te cons.truction is completed.
The line of G. F. Stockmaii will
furnish service to M. S. Dominiek, G.
C. Stockman, M. V. Long, J. B. Pugh,
Geo. F. Krell, G. F. Stockman.
The line of E. G. Counts will fur
nish service to J. D. Boozer, J. Berry
Hartman, E. G. Counts.
The const.rction of this line is due
to the activity among the farmers and
other rura.l residents in this section
in the matter of seeuring telephone
service in their homes and they will
be connected with Prosperity under
the well known plan of the Bell Sys
tem whereby service is furnished to
fax-mers on in economical basis.
The advantage to subscribers of
line is that it places them in tele
phoni communieation with the entire
ebuntry and the advantage to the
business men and the residents of
Prosperity is that it enables them to
4reaei people who would otherwise
visit the city only oceasionally.
NEWS or BACHMAN CHAPEL.
Successful Meeting at Cannon Creek
-Painful Accident to Mr. Wil
Bachman Chapel, March 10.-The
writer has experienced a very severe
attaek of cold and hoarseness recent
ly but am truly thinkful that I can
speak with comfort and ease again.
Sometimes a little sickness makes
us appreciate and be more thankful
for good health.
The Kinard Saw Mill Co. have re
eently moved their machinery near
Mr. J. P. Kinard 's, where they will
-leave it for awhile and saw occasion
ally while it 'remains there.
There will be Easter services at
Colony church and dinner on the
ground on Easter Sunday. The full
programme will be given later.
- Owing to the continued rains the
farmners are a little late in getting
started to plowing. Though there is
timne enough yet to get in a full crop
if health permits.
Now is the time for us to make the
decision as to the planting of plenty
corn and not quite as mue;h eotton. It
'can be raised for much less than $1.00
and $1.25 per bushel and we certainly
can't farm well without having it
Miss Nettie Sligh, of the Ebenezer
section, spent last week with her sis
ter, MLrs. G. I. Kinard.
Mr. Jno. C. Baker, of the Long
Lane section, spent last Saturday
night at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
T. J. Wilson.
Mr. Wilbur Epps and sisters,
Misses Lillie Belle and Alice, of this
Ssection spent last Saturday night
with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Counts and
Mr. James W. Rutherford, of Co
lumbia, has been visiting his fathaer
who recently moved in~ this section
and has been very ill for some time
but we are glad to know he is slightly
Mrs. H. R. Epps, has been very
sick for several days but is improving
Mr. Leland McCullough and neph
e, Master Leland Oxner, from near
Witire, spent -1ast Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. J. Wilson and
Miss Ada Oxner, of the umniiy sec
tion, visited in this section a portion
of 'last week.
Aliss Lillian Hair, of Prosperity,
*visited :the family of Mr. and Mrs. E.
S. Franklin last Saturday night and
Rev. Ray Anderson closed his ten
days' meeting in Cannon's Creek
church 'last Sunday night. The seat
ing ca.pacity wouldn 't accommodate
the crowd who seemed to all to be an
xious to hear his closing sermon
which was full of plain facts regard
less of who it pleased. He preached
day and night in a way plain enough
for an~y one to understand. The at
tendancee was very good a*t most of
the meetings which if they fail to re
sult in starting many souls on the
heavenly path it wasn't the fault of
This has been the mildest winter
we have heard several older persons
say, that they ever witnessed. We
haven't had very much freezing
weather the whole winter, though it
may come yet.
The peach .trees are in full bloom
we fear they will be killed but
incerely hope that part of them will
c-ape as they a re avery~ ga1t help.
We can't ex ert~ a fiul ero.uo it
rv vear as it was so plen ifl last
r oft every kind.
he gardeners are getting a late
start o pnant their early vegetables.
t.11e ga r(icii-, yct aml it v ',):V e
ti:ne tintil there is as t.he indication,;
for nore r1n al'e verv (rood.
We !:te jiut lard 4f a0 veI P:i1
fui aIccidert which happened :*( :
C. L. Wilson on last Tue.-daY aft!
1T,*,n, Iutin in the en,?V t"ing' off 4JI
all 1his fin-er on his left hand. Mr.
Wilsn rus .amachne wichsa w
-mnd split U ol by f:em :l 4o:n
waz he -')t Iiis iainl emigfli il the
ur with i tie ab)ve resilt. We (*r
,ainIv extend our symathy i hin
an. 1wpe t:t he will Soon Ver.
\nv one working with machiniiery
Pan't be too careful.
We extend our thanks to oar qt.
Pauls and Exeelsior correspondents
for their eneouragement. Just a word
sometimes does a great deal of good.
Say, can't you all help me to arouse
our St. Philips correspondent and get
him to give us the news from his see
tion occasionally? He must be on a
"Rip Van Winkle snooze.' Wake
up and come to the front "Feather
Putman Dewalt, a good old peace
able colored man of this community,
died one day last week -after a short
iliess. He will be missed for he was
a good work hand and never harmed
Now would be a good -time to put
the public roads in good condition
before the farmers get busy. to plow
ing again. If the roads -were proper
lv worked at this season they would
do alright until the crops are l.aid by.
Mrs. J. D. Quattlebaum has been
very sick for a (short while but has
greatly improved now.
If we fail to mention the names of
all of the visitors of this section it is
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The Wednesday Afternoon Club
et with Miss Camille Evans this
week and a very enjoyable afternoon
was spent. When the guests first en
tered the hall they were served deh
cious fruit punch by Miss Bessie Gild
er,'and later in the afternoon a sal'id
course was served. There was a guess
ing contest which proved quite inter
esting, the answers to the questions
propounded being tihe names of trees.
Miss Blanehe Davidson and Miss
Myra Mower each handed in the same
number of correct answers and they
cu-t for the prize, which fell to Miss
Dvidson, it being a pretty piece of
statuary. The consolation prize was
iven to Miss Ma-ude Langford, which
was a small working basket.
The following were the ladies pres
ent: Misses Blanche Davidson, Mary
Carwile Burton, Carrie Pool, Eliza
beth Dominick, Sarah Robinson, Fan
nie Mae Carwile, Cora Dominiek,
Bessie Gilder, Myra Mower, Annie
Harms, Maud Langford, Marie Tomp
kins, of Edge-field, and Mlesdames E.
H. Kibler, Smith, W. C. Sehenek,
John K. Aull, and R. H. Wright.
Mrs. Lamibert Jones entertained
bout eight of her neighbors a.t a very
charming luncheon on Wednesday
morning. Alsl the ladies took their
fancy work, and after an hour's eon
versation a delicious course luncheon.
The\Sharkespeare Club was enter
tioned by Mrs. I. H. Hunt on Thurs
The Woman 's Club was entertain
ed by Mrs. 0. B. Cannon on Thurs
day evening. Miss Elizabeth Domin1
ick led the lesson review, and Mrs.
W. H. Wallace led tmh -magazine stud
ies. Mrs. J. E. Norwood discussed the
cardinal points in recent fiction. The
roll call was answered with quota
tions from the facts concerning great
Letters rcmaini ;e in poet offin' at
Fonery, . C. for week eniv;::.
Feb. 0th, 1909:
Mrs. Blancte Adams, ML'. R. A. A u
Mr. John Brice.
Miss Wena Davis, Mrs. Mary D)av
is. Clarence Davenport, Miss Martha
Derrick, Miss Mamie Ducket.
Miss Tessielle Gallman, Mrs. Mat
tie Gary, Mr. Dore Gorson, Miss El
ler Glynp, Mrs. Silume Gonson, Mr.
Miss Julia Hammond, Mr. Hallman
Henderson, Mr. Robert Henderson,
Miss Olive Hesslite, Mr. C. W. Hud
Mrs. Maria Jones, Mr. J. F. John
son, Mrs. Eliza Jones.
Mr. W. L. Kaletksi, Mgr. Moving
Theatre: Miss Janie Michel, Mrs.
Mary Nixon Mr. Frank Ruse.
Cost Sevan. Eddie Suber, Sman
Mr. R. W. Taylor Mrs. Sie Tomson.
Mr. James W\ashington, Anamnel Wie-k
All persons c'alling for these let
ter will please say that they were ad
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* WILL SEABROOK'S TRAVELS
(By W. B. Seabrook.)
(Copyright, 1909, by W. B. Seabrook)
Special to The Herald and News.
Toulon, France-Last week I re
-counted an aneedote and a legend il
lustrating the faith of the Provencal
peasantry in latter-day miracles. In
the same connection, I wish to relate
anot"her -itorry, to tell how, according
to a popular belief, one of these same
peasants became a famous saint.
One day, in Para-dise the Good God
seemed careworn and pensive, so runs.
the legend. The infant Jesus asked:
"What is the matter, Fa-ther?'
"Matter enough.'" responded the
Bon Dieu, "I am forever pestered by
one or anotther of those incorrigible
Proveneals. Just take a look down
"Where?" asked Jesus.
" There in t1he Rhone valley,
straight beyond my finger, a little
village surrounded by poplars, with a
blacksmith shop in .the publi-c square,
a fine, big blacksmith-shop."
"I see, I see. "
"Well, my Son, in that shop is a
man I would have liked to save: his
name is Maitre Eloi; a brave and sol
id gaillard'. .fait.hful observer of my
commandments, c:ha.rit,able toward t-be
poor, honiest with his clients, friend
lv with all the world, swinging his
ammer from morning to night with
ont uttering a blashphemous or evil
word..Alas, I thought he was
worthy to become a saint.''
"And what is to prevent?'' asked
"His pride, my -ehild. Because he
happens to be an excellent workman.
Eloi boasts thait his equal, does not
exist on earth, 'and presumption is
"Seign eur Pere,'" suggested Jesus,
"ive me leave to descend for a day
or. two: maybe I can co'nvert him.'
"Go ahead and try. my Son,'' re
plied the Bon Dieu, doubtfully, very
doubtfully, for He knew His Proven
Next morning a little apprentice
stood, with cap in 'hand, upon the
threshold of Maitre Eloi 's shop. Tim
idly he advanced t.hrough- the wide,
o'en doorway. 'above which hungv a
sign-board bearing the inserij tion,
Elio. blacksmith, Master of all the
CGood morning, master. I am in
searc.h of work: perhaps you can em
ploy me for a day or two?" "r
"Not just now, little one,' re
"Sadly the little apprentice went
his way, and in the public square en
countered a group of peasants, to
whom he said. with quiveringr lips and
the suspicio-n of a tear-drop in his
bright, boyish eyes:
"Ho~w could they have the heart to
refuse me work in such a prosperous,
"Stop a moment, my child,'' called
one of the neighbors, "what did you
say when you entered Maitre Eloi's
"T said, 'Good morning, master''.
''Oh. <that was the trouble. You
should have said 'Master of all the
Mastrs.' Se how it is written above
So the little apprentice retraced his
"God morn ing, Master of all the
Masters; perhaps you have need of an
"Enter. enter, little (ne, we will
try to find something for you to do,
but, once for all, understand that my
title is 'Master of all the Masters.'
I am not a boaster but ilt is neverthe
le.s a fact that Franee does not hold
another black'smith, xvho can forge a
hre-shoe in two chaudes (two heat
1 X lin my eircnntry we do it eas
iy inl onel chandu(e. '' respondedl the ny
"Tn one (chaudle! IUnsh. goln in. ! he
thn is i.mpossible. We do not re~lish
Olze-ely rare .$
I will show you."
So saying the little apprentice took
a strip of iron, laid it on the coams,
waited until it was red-hot, red and
ineansdescent, then grasped it in his
naked hands, laid it on the anvil,
raised his hammer, and, cling, clang,
in the twinkling of any eye, and shoa
At the same instant a cavalier, a
superbly mounted cavalier, galloped
into the village and drew rein be
fore Mailtre Eloi 's door. Now, th;e
cavalier was.Saint Martin.
"Mv horse 1has dropped two shoes,"
said he, "are you a first class work
man! I am in a hurry.
Maitre Eloi, blinded by his pride.
responded, "Monsieur, the ablest
blacksmith of all France stands be
fore you......Little one, come, hold
the horse's foot."
"Hold the foot?" exclaimed the
apprentice in a surprised tone, "in
my countriy that is not necessary."
"Indeed, that is too droll! And
pray how can one shape the hoof or
fit the shoe without holding tLe
'Nothing is simpler, Master, of all
Seizing a hatchet, the little appren
tice approached the [horse, cut off a
foot, carried it into the shop, fasten
ed it in a vise, shaped the hoof, ap
plied the shoe wihich. he had just forg
ed, and drove the nails home, one by
one. When he replaced the f<,ot, the
wound healed as if by magic, and an
instant afterward the steer was
proudly prancing around the square.
The eyes of the bystanders opened
wide as saucers, and Maitre Eloi be
gann to sweat.
"Ho!'' said bhe at .length, "Pardi;
if I wanted to, I could do the same
Unwilling to 'be v'anquished by an
apprentiee, the blacksmith set to
work. Hatchet in hand, he drew near
t.he horse and chopped off another
foot, a bleeding, quivering foot,
which he carried into the shoup and
fastened in a vise, just as the little
apprentice had done. Smiling and at
'his leisure, he shaped the hoof, fitted
a shoe snugly in place and with the
*experieneed hand of a master work
man drove tho nails home one by one.
Then, and there was the hiteh, it
was necessary to restore the foot. He'
applied it carefully, as best he could.
to the mutilated stump, but as soon as
he withdrew his hand the foot tumb
led -to earth in a puddle of blood.
Then a great light b)roke upon the
haughty blacksmith. his proud spirit
was at lasit subdued and broken, and
he turned to throw himself prostrate
at the feet of the little apprentice, but
the child had vanished, the eavalier'
a.d vanished, 4the horse had vanish
ed, the bystn:nders had vainished, and
Maitre Eloi stood alone before his
doorway; stood alone, with bowed'
head, stood alone in~ the sunshine,
while tears streamed from his eves.
He had learned that there is but one
Master of all the Masters, and with
an humble prayer upon his lips, he
east aside his leather apron, closed
his shop forever, and became a monk
His F2vorite Game.
He-What is your favorite game.?
She-Quail on toast. And your's?
He-Eagles on $20 gold pieces.
Chicago Daily News.
Night on Bald Mountain.
On a lonely night Alex. Benton, of
Fort Edward, N. Y., climbed Bald
Mountain to the home of a neighbor,
tortured by Asthma, bent on curing
him with Dr. King's New Discovery,
that had cured himself of asthma.
'his wonderful medicine soon reliev
ed and quickly cured his neighbor.
Later it eured his son 's wife of a
severe lung trouble. Millions believe
its tile greatest Throat and Lung
cure on Earth. Conehs, Colds.
Gru. Hlemo~rrhages a nd Sore Lang
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THE J. 1. E
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Big lot of Good Secon
worth $12.00 to $18.00 wi
Easy terms, every one gua
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400 Bushels Pure Toole otton Seed
Bought direct of W. W. Toole, last
spring, and handled with SPECIAL
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Also a limited number bushels of
rooks' Favorite, Blazier's Defiance,
Cleveland Big Boll, and Alexander's
oney Maker, all at 90 cents per
bushel. Plant good seed and be con
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Apply to-- J. L. Mayer,
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OTIOE TO TOWN DELIN~QUENTS
The Hon. .T. .T. Langford. mayor of
the city o f Newherry. ha1 paedi
n of u dlinanenIt (ity~ taxes for t.he
er 190- an:d 1908. with instrue
t ion to.ollet the samne at once. Thi
R TRADE IN
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i. Iron Beds for $2.50,
mer. : : : : : : :
dhand Sewing Machines
11 go at $5.00 to $12.00.,
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ne of Furniture in
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- Newberry, S. C.
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"H 15 TO 20.
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i choosing a corset, ex
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ie selection of this most
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very Corset a Bargain.
). K L ETT NE R
NEWBERRY, S. C.
is to .notify all persons of the city
who have not paid such 'taxes that
they can save eos~ by coming to me
and paying the saXie at once.
M. M. Buford,
Sheriff Newberry County.
Newberry, S. C., Feb. 22, 1909.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
In T'he Probate Court.'
T-he Creditors of th-e late William
W. Spearman are hereby req'Llred to
iender in and establish their derds
ir; this Court on -before~ t.e nine
teenthi day of M1arch, 1909, alnd are
enfljoined~ and restraiined fromn enfor2
Frank 31. Schuimpert,
Judge of Probate.
3:irehi 4. 1909.