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VOL XLVI NO, 23 NEWBERRY, S. (.. FRIDAY. MARCH 19,1909. TWICE A WEEK. ?1.50 A YEAR
THE NEWS or PROSPERITY.
St. Luke's Congregation Have Inter
esting Services-Dr. and Mrs
Prosperity, March 19.-Mrs. F. E.
Schumpert and little son have re
turned from a vist to her mother at
Ninety Six. *
Dr. and Mrs. D. C. Lagrone, of
Ward's are the guests of Dr. G. Y.
Rev. and Mrs. M. 0. J. Kreps and
little Tracey, returned Tuesday from
a pleasant stay at their former home
Mr. L. C. Craig ran down to Lan
easter on business this week.
Mrs. Ellie Fellers returned Satur
day from a visit to Mr. Lawrence
Sease at Clemson collgee.
Rev Dr. Scherer, president of Mar
ion college, Marion, Va., spent Mon
day and Tuesday in our city. This
was Dr. Scherer's first visit to his
friends and patrons in this community
but we hope it will not be his last.
The Palmetto Club will meet with
Miss Kohn orr Friday. The club will
be entertained socially in honor of St.
Patrick. A very interesting Irish
program will be rendered.
Miss Richardson arrived in the city
Friday to take charge of the N. L.
Black Co's. millinery department.
They will hold their opening about the
Mr. Losson Paysinger , paid Mr.
Pettus Wheeler's family a week-end
Miss Laurp Koon is spending a
week at her home in Pomaria.
Miss Julia Matthews, of Ninety Six,
is visiting Miss Gertrude Bobb.
Miss. Jessie Moseley has returned
-home from her school on account of
Miss Mattie Miller is at Mr. Joe
Mr. M. C. Morris has resigned his
position on the road and will rest
during the summer.
St.'Luke's eiiigregation had a very
happy gathering on Sunday last. In
the morning a most excellent sermon
was delivered by Rev. E. C. Cronk, of
Cohunbia. In the afternoon he also
delivered an address to the mission
ary society. These services closed the
eociety's week of prayer. Several
very interesting readings and selec
tions were given by members of the
soeiety. Mrs. Robertson, of. Newber
ry, assisted with the music and sangj
two solos. A large offering was cob1
leeted from the envelopes. Dinner
was served on the grounds, and a very
helpful day was spent by all, notwith
standing the inelemency of the weath
Mr. Losson Bowers, of NLety Six,
visited Mr. J. M. Harmon this week.
Mrs. Ellie Kinard, who has been on
a visit to f,riends here, has returned
On Wednesday evening Dr. and'
Mrs. G. Y. Hunter entertained in hon
or of Dr. and Mrs. David C. Lagrone,
of Wards. Their palatial residence
was aglow for the occasion, and the
entire first floor was thrown into one.
The library and dining room were fra
grant 'with yellow jessamin~e while pot
~plants adorned the halls and parlor.
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter were assisted
in receiving by Miss Kohin and Miss
Russell. Miss Effie Hawkins and Mrs.
Lillian Harmon presided at th&~punch!
bowl. During the evening a 4elight
ful musical program was rendered.
Mrs. Browne gave half a dozen in
strumental solos. Misses Russell.
Groseelose, Kohn and Hawkins yen-'
dered several dainty vocal solos. De
lightful refreshments, were served.
The .favors for the occasion were St.
Patrick's jugs for the men and tiny
-golden slippers for the ladies. Mr's.
Lagrone was very handsomely gown
ed in her white satin wedding dress.:
Mrs. Hunter was charming in clinging
blue crepe de ehine.
Mr. Robert Craig, of Seneca, visited
Mr. L. C. Craig on Sunday.
Mrs. P. H. E. Derrick and children
arrived in the city Tuesday.
Miss Otilia Adams, of Baltimore.
has come to take charge of Moseley
Bros. millinery department. They
are busy getting ready for the open
ing, the date of which will be an
Mr. J. W. Matthe,ws, of Mountville,
visited Mr. .J. M. Werts' family this
Mr. Roce Shealy has gone to
THE NEWS Or WHITMIRE.
Flourishing Band of Hope-Death of
Mrs. BrannouL-New Millinery
Whitmire, March 19.-Miss Mildred
Hudson, milliner of the Glen-Lowry
Manufacturing Co. store has return
ed to her post of duty. Miss Hadson
has. been with us several seasons,
many pretty creations have come from
her magic touch, she will soon be hav
ing her spring opening and will wel
come her lady friends to the store.
Mr. Jno. P. Fant has returned from
a visit of several days to 'his sister,
Mrs. J. K. Gilder.
Mr. Henry Miller has returned
from a visit to his parents at Cross
Mrs. W. E. Elmore spent last week
with her mother, Mrs. Benson Suber;
we were sory to learn of Mrs. Sabers
Our flourisbing Band of Hope pre
sided over by Miss Reba Nance and
directed by Mrs. J. E. Cofield, met
at the chapel -on Saturday afternoon.
After singing a few humns Mr. Allen
Nance, hoisted the beautiful banner
bearing the palmetto tree and all
the youthful soldiers in our temper
anee army fell into line. They march
ed to the home of Mrs. L. C. Davis,
where they enjoyed themselves at
their pound party. Oh! the many
nice things which they had to eat!
Isn't it nice to make children happy?
and what a glorious army this is. I
hope these soldiers will be victorious
and gain the day.
"There is a little drinking house,
Which everyone can close,
And that's that little drinking house
Just underneath' your nose."
Mrs. M. J. Brannon died at her
home here on last Wednesday, March
10, and was laid to rest beside her
husband in the family grave yard at
Bullock's Creek, York county. Mrs.
Brannon had been in failing health
for about a year and although we are
never ready for the end, still her
death was not unexpected. Mrs.
Brannon was in her 62nd year. She
leaves three sons, Messrs. Vener and
James Brannon, of Whitmire, and Mr.
Louis Brannon, o& Mobile, Ala., and
two daughters, Mrs. J. C. Johnson, of
Mobile, and Miss Ida Brannon of this
The deceased was a sweet Christian
woman, a loving mother and -faithful
friend. She will be missed by all, es
pecialiy the daughter, Miss Ida, with
whom she lived and who nursed her
so patiently and lovingly during her
last illness. We extend our sympathy
to tihe family.
Rev. W. P. Yarborough is conduct
ing a special meeting at the Chapel.
Mr. Charley Briggs has opened the
skating rink in the store formerly oc
upied by Mr. H. V. Taylor.
Mrs. J. C. Abrams and son James,
spent a few days.of last week with
her son, Mr. J. W. Hipp.
Mrs. Joseph Payne has moved into
her new house opposite Mr. J. G. Setz
Mr. S. A. Jeter and son Cofield,
were in town Saturday and Sunday.
CENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH.
Rev. J. W. Wolling, D. D., Pastor.
The .regular serv.ices -Sunday morn
in will be conducted by the paster.
The subjeet presented will be "The
church 'and the revival,'' and will be
the beginning of the preparatory ser
vices for the special meetings of the
week following. Sunday night the
services will be directed by Rev. Geo.
A. Wright of the Baptist church, and
on Mondav night, 22nd inst, Rev. Dr.
D. G. Philips of the A. R. P. church
will preach in Central.
The entire membership is urged to
be present on Sunday morning. Busi
ness of importance will he brought
before the congregation. Inclement
weather wvill not hinder the services
neither oni Suinday or during the week.
Athens, Ga., to take a position as tele
Mrs. Halfaere and Mrs. 'Ward, of
Newberry, visitedl Mrs. B. B. Schum
pert last week.
Mr. W. W. Wheeler and Mr. A. N.
Crioson are acting as jurors this
Dr. R. Z. Thomas was in the city
CONDITIONS ARE SIC NING.
Endangering the Health and Lives of
the Children-A Visit Will
To the People of Newberry:
Consider with me the following
statement. The present income of
your schools for running expenses is
$7300.00. You are asked to vote two
more milis for the same purpose. If
you do, you will have an income of
$11800.00, the two additional mills
yielding $4500.00 on an assessed val
uation of $2,346,597. ThrL can Le
no question about that, notwithstand
ing the statement of the Newberr:v
Observer that your maintenance fund
will be $13430.00 wien the two mil's
Is $11800.00 needed to run your
schools? That is thc. only (liesti6a
involved in voting this extra two
mill levy. You will vote what is need
ed for your schools. Then is it need
ed. It is absolutely necessary to di
vide the first six grades into twelve
classes. The sm!allest of these grades
is now 50, the largest is 70. So after
divding th-em, the classes will range
from 25 to 35 each. Full classes to
start with after the sub-division, leav
ing little room to take care of an in
crease in school population. For the
first six grades you need 12 teachers,
the four higher grades need - four
teachers at least. Sixteen teachers
and a superintendent are absolutely
necessary. Look at this.
16 teachers at $50 per month $7,200.00
1 superintendent .. .. .... 1,500.00
Fuel ... ... ... ....... 600.00
Janitor services ......... 360.00
Insurance ............ 250.00
Total white school .....$9,910.00
5 teachers colored school
(present pay) .........1,415.00
Of the $11800.00 income you have
left less than $500.00 for incidentals
and the two schools at the cotton
mifflls. To give these mi!1 schools any11
thing at all worth considering you will
have to put your teachers pay at
$45.00, the present salary. Bear in
mind that this calcultion is made in
dependent of the building question. If
you don't build, you must rent. You
are endangering the health, even the
lives of your children. Go to the
school and see for yourselves. I've
been, and I eame away sick in body
and *mind. You complain of your
schools. Go and see a most potent
cause. Teaehers, with over crowded
lasses, air too foul to breathe, even
for a few minutes. Result, becloud
ed brains, headaches, possible dissem
nation of dislie. You form your so
ieties 'to prevent LIe sprea(d of' cor
sumption-I, hesitate, no, I will not
say it. Go, see for yourselves.
It pains me to write this. I went
to the school yesterday. I've thought
of what I saw and -felt nearly every
waking moment since. I could not
sleep last night. I said liut an hour
ago, I will not wrjte, 1 will keep silent,
it may hurt the town. But it is hurt
ng the children a.nd I cannot be sil
ent. The children are more valuable
than the town. . Mothers, the men are
busy looking - afiter th" town, can't
ou give one hour Monday to look
ing after the children in their school.
life. If so, visit your school after it
has been in session for three or four
hou-s. Don't take my word for it.
See for yourselves. We are told to
wait another year. The mere sug
getion is horrible.
I started out to show what builgings
are absolutely necessary. But what is
the use. It has been stated that the
two-mill levy is extravagant, unrea
sonable. After it has been shown
tat every cent of it is needed, the
objection is shifted to the cost of
buildings. So the objector will con
tinue to object. He says the horse is
sixteen feet high and lie st'icks to it.
Now let me say simply this, your
committee hras spent much time and
given .its best thought to this subject.
They are taxpayers and want to keep
down taxes. They fully feel their re
sponsibility in the ma'tter. They have
triedl to find a practical way to do
with less money. This committee tells'
you frankly thazt it will take between
$30,000.00 and $40,000.00. They tell
ou frankly the reason -they can't
g:ve you the ex.w't 0Th' .t. Ih
more can you 'expeet. if "ma 'lon't
vwte th.s nnnnrsitbon] dlon't- bl:ame
THE NEWS or EXCELSIOR.
Improvements Being Made-Young
Men's Prayer Meeting-Mr.
Hodges to Preach.
Excelsior, March 18.-Mr. Aumerle
Singley, of Newberry college, spent
Sunday at -home.
Our school is moving on nicely lvith
We have had some big frost this
week after the rain.
Our farners are hauling guano now
while they -can't plow.
Mrs. J. H. Kibler has returud
home after spending some time witi
her daughter, Mrs. J. D. Stone.
Mrs. J. C. Cook, who has been sick
for several days is much better, glad
The rains have put the public roads
in a bad condition. .
We learn that some more of our
people will. touch up their dwellings
with the paint brush in the near fu
Mrs. J. S. Wheeler and children
have been spending a few days with
her sister at Little Mountain.
Mrs. Carbline Cook is visiting her
daughter near Prosperity.
There is some talk of organizing
a. young men s prayer meeting in this
section. Such a meeting would be
helpful to old and young.
We take pleasure in announcing
that the Rev. J. L. Hodges will preach
here again next Saturday night, Sun
day afternoon and Sunday night. Mr.
Hodges is an able speaker and it will
be quite a treat for the people to
hear him again. Public cordially in
vited to the services.
Silver Street News.
Silver Street, March 17.-We are
having a few days of fine weather.
Grain is looking fine and bids fair
for a good erop.
Farmers are hauling lots of fertili
There will be another store in town
The.chureh here is about completed
and it is certainly a good piece of
Mr. H. T. Fellers was in town yes
terday, also Rev. S. P. Koon.
Mr. S. L. Fellers, of Prosperity, has
been here for a few days doing some
Mrs. K. S. StPwell has been quite
sick but we -are glad to state she is
Mrs. Fulmer, of Little Mountain,
was up to see her sister, Mrs. Stil
well, returned home Sunday.
Mrs. Ellen Epting, of Little Moun
tain, is staying with her sister, Mrs.
Stiwell, this week.
Miss May Crouch, of Batesburg, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. J. P. Long.
Mr. Dan Livingston is putting the
Dead Fall road in good condition. We
wish othiers would follow suit.
Messrs. W. K. Sligh and Frank R.
Hunter were here this week making
a land deal.
There will be preaching in the
school house for a while, the first and
third Sundays, until the church is
Lou 3. Beauchamp Coming.
The fifth and last number of the
yeeu*m is "Everybody's Friend.''
Lou BeaucIhamp. Hie will be ~in Hoi
land Hall on the evening of March
25th. Mr. Beauchamp is "The think
er who makes you laugh and the
huorist who makes you think.''
His favorite lecture is "Take the
Mr. Beauc-hamp is a man of wvon
drful magnetism, anud besides being
perhaps -the most fluent sneaker on
tihe Ameniean plaitform today, he is
also a very eloquent speaker and an
orator of high magnitude. For o-:er
twenty years he has been before the
America public, and he is loved and
hoino.red by the people of the entire
coun try. Everyone in Newberry
sould endelavor to hear Mr. Beau
champ on Thursday .night, March 23.
"She is wearing her hair in so:ne
entirely new style. I can 't make~it
''That 's the aeroplane tousle.''
*or t:rustees, don't blame yo,r teach
(Ira, doin't bWame youri committee for
the onsquenes. W. K. Siih.
106 YEARS OLD.
Interesting History of Old Negro
Who Was Killed by SoutBern
Freight on Wednesday.
Ned Kinard, the negro who was
killed by a Southern frelght in New
berry on Wednesday, was probably
the oldest person in Newberry coun
ty. He was brought to fhis country
from Africa ma!ny years ago, and pur
chased by General H. H. Kinard. He
remained in the Kinard family until
his death, and was buried yesterday
on the Kinard plantation,-in the up
per part of the county, where he liv
ed. According to records which ap
pear to be authentic, h-e was about
106 years old.
New was in Newberry on Christ
inas day, 1907, and in its issue of De
cember 31, 1907, The Herald and
News printed the following account
of his long and faithf-:i life:
"In Newberry on Christmas day
was a negro, Ned Kinard, who. ac
cording to authenac records, w"' he
105 VPars old in January, 190. He
-d wal cd f eteen ile. to New
113 from hiz iiome on Mr. H. H.
Kinard's plantation, in, the itqwr
part of the county, and he walked
back after spending Christma: (6y
"Ned .was born in Afric, and
brought to this country by a slave
dealer, from whom he was purchased
by Mr. Kinard 's father, Gen. H. H.
Kinard. He was owned by Gen. Kin
ard until slavery wash abolished at
the close of the war.. When the sue
cess of Northern arms made him free
he remained on Gen. Kinard's plan
tation, where he has lived continu
ously since, and where he will in all
probability be buried.
"Ned is a ditcher. Digging ditches
has been his life work, and' is al tie
"In the days before the War Be
tween the States ma.y of the bottom
lands in this county' which are now
grown up in willows and v
growth were fertile corn fields. They
were made so by the excellent system
irrigation which some of the old plan
ters, whose plbnta'tion were their
pride, had in use. Great ditches were
dug and lands were drained; and in
these ereek bottoms the dfinest corn
was made. Many farmers in this see
tion still keep lands which otherw.ise
would be of no'-use except to hold the
world together, in cultivation by this
system, but there are thousands of
acres together, in -eultivation by this
systm, but there arg thousand of
aeres of swampy land in the South,
wherein formerly crops were grown,
which have been reclaimed by the
"General Kiniard was one of tihe
wealthiest and most successful plan
te'rs in Ne-wberry county 'in ante-bel
lum days. :Bis plantation was situat
ed in the upper .part of the county,
part of .it extending over the line into
Laurens counity. Every acre of his
land which coul~d be put into culti
vation yielded its erop. The lottom
lands were drained, 'and it was on
these lands that General K.inard 's
heaviest and f-inest crops of corn was
"When General K.in* i bought
Ned, after his arrival in' America
from his African home, he assigned
him to the work of digging ditches.
One had only 'to look at Ned's build
to know that :his call-i-ng was that of
a diteher. Today, in 'his 105th year,
he reminds one very much of a square
brikil low built to support a heavy
strueture. He is almost as broad as
he is 'tall. He -appears now to be
very little, if any, over five feet in
height; but his legs and arms -are those
of a gian't.
"When South Carolina seceded
from the Unuion, and the War Be
tween the Stiates was on, Ned was
taken from his work of digging ditch
es on Gen. 1(in'ard's plantiation and
went with Gen. Kiina.rd to Charleston,
where' Gen. Kinard put him on the
work of aissis.tiing .in buiki!ng the
fortifica'tions there. Of course, Ned 's
duty was to tihrow up dirt. Consid
erable rival.ry developed among the
nearces on the fortifications as to
which could throw the most dirt, and
it -is still th]e pride of Ned's life that
he was adjudged the champion dirt
thrcnver. Nedl says whenever the
question was 'asked they all said Ned
adt Ge.neral Kinard's niegro fro:n
Oscar W. Roberts Fails in Efforts to
Force Graded School to Admit
Judge P.inee, yesterday discharged
the rule in the matter of Oscar W.
Roberts, petitioner, vs. W. A. Stuck
ey, supfriitendmnt of the Newberry
Graded schools. It will -be recalled
that Roberts sought a mandamus to
require the Newberry schools to ad
mit his daughter to the first grade,
the school setting up as defence a
rule which forbids the superintend
ent to admit a pupil to the first
grade ater October 15 folloving the
opening of the school. Judge Prince
held ;that thiis rule was not repugnant
to law, eind was a reasonable regla
tion. The petitioner was represeit
ed by E. S. Blease, -Esq., and the
school by Messrs. Mower & Bynum
and Johtstone & CroAmer.
In the Original Greek.
Dr. J. M. Kibler, one of Newber
ry's popular physicians, has two
daughters at Randolph-Macon college.
The young ladies f the Greek de
partme4 of this time-honored insti
tuition recently gave a play entitled
"The Alcestis of Euipides" render
ed in the original Greek. In this play
Misses Bessie and Julia Kibler, of
this city, took part. iss Bessie
took two parts, one the man-servant
and the other Pheres. Miss Julia
Kibler was a member of the horus,
and the chorus as well as the whole
play was rendered in -the original
The professors of ancient languag
es of the University of Virginia and
Columbia college, Washington, D. C.,
Washington and Lee University, and
Randolph-Macon Boys' college, and
many other noted educators were
The scenery for -the play was paint
ed by .the Art Department of the col
Newberry, "kin t'row de mos'."
"Ned still does whatever ditehing
there is to-do around the plantation,
and in addition he makes about one
bale of cotton a year. He will not
touch 'a plow. He prepares his 1arid
and cltivates his ecitton- with a hoe.
He seems to regard plows as sime
tfing unholy. In fact, while Ned has.
lived in Ame;nica aniing tihe lifetime
of more than two generations, he has
not yet been completely civilized.
While he has led a peaceable life, he
still retains many of the 'elements of
his original savage nature, 'and his
broken EngLish is ~yet Aard to under-.
"Ned has been merried .a number
of times, his last marriage occurring
only a fiew years ago. On that oc
asion Ned thought he had won a
prize in the lebtefy of life, and before.
thes marriage his mind was consider
abl;y .troAbed as to the make of his
wedding clothes. He walked to New
berry and -told his troubles to Mr.
Kinard. Mr. Kinard told him that
he thought t,he appropriate dress for
a ditehe~r would be a pair of over
alls, and' Ned eagerly consented for
his "ole mrasser'' to make the pur
ehase for him. Mr. K'in,ard pres
ented him, with his compliments, a
suit of the gautdiest overalls he' could
find, and a high white beaver. In
this wedding suit, and with a white'
preaeh'er to perform the ceremony,
because Ned, who must have been of
royal blood in Africa, would not be
married by a 'negro, he was joined to
his last wife for better or for worse.
THis last wife is now 'dead and Ned is
again a widower.
"Ned lives in a cabin by himself
and is happy. The abolition of slav
ery in n'o wise changed the manner
of his Living. For tihe Kinard fain
ily 'his hieart holds the same loyalty,
and from t-hem he reeeives the same
atentioin, 'as in 'the clays of the Old
"Ned's 'age was recorded in the
old Kinard family Bible, whieh was
burned ,in the fire whichi destroyed
Mr. K'inard 's residence on March 29,
of 'this year. This date was authen
tic and would make Ned 103 years
old 'this coming month. Aside from
'the date, however, memnbers of the
family by tracing thie family record
back ito the date when Ned was pur
hased, can approximate his age. and
it wouaper that this is curreet.''