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VOL XLVI NO. NEWBERRY, S. C., FRIDAY. MARCH 26. 1909. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
PRESIDENT OF ALUMNI.
Mr. Jno. M. Kinard Elected Presi
dent Alumni Association of Uni
On the recent visit of President
Eliot of Harvard university to Co
lumbiai the Alumni association of the
university held a meeting and pledged
additional fealty to their alma mater.
Among those present and participat
ing in this meeting was Mr. Jno. M.
Kinard of Newberry.
Mr. Kinard is devoted to his alma
mater and always takes a lively in
JNO. M. KINARD.
- terest in whatever is for the advance
ment of the institution. It was but
a fitting recognition of this interest
and of Mr. Kinard's a.bility that the
alumni honored him with the presi
dency of the associationm Mr. Kin
ard is president of the Commercial
bank one of the succesful institu
tions of Newberry. and always takes
a lively and active interest in all nat
ters whieh stand for tl,e advane
ment of the communitv.
His father, Capt. Jno. M. Kinard
was an alumnus of -the South Caro
lina eollece a was his uncle Dr. Jas.
P. Kinard. Capt. Kinard was killed
in battle just before the close of the
war .while -feting ag Cnlonel of the
regiment and Dr. Kin-ird died while
in France taking a p-t gradnate
cource in medicine.
The aszoliVion has Clone Wel I.
nrin~'g Mr. Kinard and are cure
the inteligent interest he wijll tak
in tie asaOeiation .will prove the wis
dom of the selection.
The State in sneaking of the meet
ing savs: '
On his eleetion as president of the
Alumni association, Mr. Kinard said
"this is the greatest honor of my
Flife: my father loved the South Caro
lina college: my uncle loved the eci
lege: I love thedllege always and
my son shall love tl'e college.'' He
spoke of the progress of the univer
sity and he honed to see the institu
tion one of which the whole State
would be nroud, that any man that
entered the college would go away
feeling that he was unlifted. The
honor system of the college was re
ferred to in the highest terms by him.
E 2.3,408,841 BALES GDTNED. I
Is Final Report of Cottoa' For Year
Washington. March 20.-R imum::
'bales of cotton numbering 13.408.841
of an average gro;w weigrht of 505
hundre I po' d b'les, with 2~ .587
ginneriesi operatiner w the finalire
port of the enn b,reen today on
the cetton cron grown in 1908.
The report includes 344.970 linters
and counts round as half bales.
The final 1907 erop report w: 1U.
325,882 round bale eronivalenit to 375.
461. five hundlred pound bales with
T~.1led in t'-e 1903 fi-rre are
93.08f6 bales which eetimated they
would turn ont after the time of the
March canvas. round h'iles in~eindled
in tod:w's renort a re 242,3 for 1908
and 198.549 for 1907. Sea Island bal-.
e~s inelnded are 93,848 and 86.893 for
The e'ron br States in rudn baT
~es in!lodingr inters follows:
019.708. florida 71-411. O9'r2'in 2.
023.828. Kanie:s, Kent'i'kv :.d Ti
ei.nia 5.054. Louisi'n i 481,694. Mis
sissippi 1 .6(85.693, Missouri 60,690,
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Easter Services-Enjoys Reading
"The Idler"-Lights Want
Prosperity, March 24.-Old Father
Weather seems to be having troubles
of his own just at present. We
thought a month ago that spring had
conquered nwinter. Now it seems to
be a question as to whose innings will
amount to the most. At any rate
there's no shadow of doubt as to
who 's at the bat. Some of the balls,
even we've been expecting to be snow
Mr. Ned Olney, of New York, vis
ited Messrs. A. B. Wise and Bush
nell Bowers over Sunday.
The Wightman Chapel 'lawn has
been greatly improved by the plant
ing of a number of strong large trees
Mrs. Singley and Miss Julia
Schumpert went to Newberry last
week and enjoyed the debate Friday
Grace missionary society ist observ
ing its Lenten Week of Prayer. The
services will close into a public meet
ing Sunir evening. Every one is
cordially invited to these services.
The regular Easter sacrament will be
adinistored on Pa)m Sunday as
Pastor Kreps iq clue at Mt. Tabor
Easter morning. However, the
church will -not be closed to worship
pers. The children's missionary so
ciety hao arranged an interesting and
helpful service for that morning. A
gentleman from a distance will de
liver an address.
Miss Annie Moseley, of the Pres
byterian college, Columbia, made a
week-end visit to her parents.
Mr. W. F. Ruff has moved his fam
ly back to their country residence.
Mr. John Pat Wise attended the re
ception at the Methodist college last
week and stopped over at home sev
eral days on his return.
L. C., the younger son of Mr. Lang
Merchant, had the misfortune to fall
down the steps, breaking his left
Mr. and Mrs. Wise, and Mr. Birge
have gone to Savannah for a few
Mr. Vernon Wheeler enjoyed' th-e
rolege debate Friday evening last.
Miss Issoline Wyche spent the
veek-end at home.
Mrs. Summer and children, of New
>rry, spent Wednesday at Wise ho
Mr. a.nd. Mrs. Geo. Birch, of Co
umbia, visited Mrs. Jacob Wheeler
We notice that King & Luckers'
City Shows'' is billed for Prosper
ity the 30th inst.
Apropos of enjoyg.ble things we
ish to say tha+ the "'Idler's col
mn' is the most readable portion
f The Herald and News, unless the
Pa-operity letter be excepted. He
rites wAll and pointedly. We have.
een wondering, for lack of a better
>a.stime, just whab improvements, etc.,
ir. Idler wou-ld suggest were he to
roll over our streets. If he came
n on one of the evening trains he
ould grope around and inquire what
wry with the dynamo. Then next
e'd try to find the sink to obtain
rtesian water. Later he 'd strenuous
yoppose sleeping on the second or
hird floor on account of no fire pro
etion, whatever. He'd see the next
dby not a fewv things that were
orthy of commendation, and he'd
praise them, adding by way of paren
teis, that lhe's glad he's not one of
the local belles or beaux for they
have no park to which to stroll and
tell their troubles, joys or aspirations.
If some people, the fond parents,
and e!lerzymen for instance knew
whait an inexpensive matrimonial
agenev a park is. they'd begin at onee
to maike the school campus a veritable
arden of F.den and name it the
the "Pea eestead"' for good luck.
Mrs. Ida Gibso.n has heen visiting
l'er mnother, Mrs. Ge(i. Merchant who
is very ill.
Mrs. F. E. Schumpert has gone to
Columbia to visit Mrs. Nettie Gib
Mr. Fulmer, who has been in thle
Prosperity bank during Mr. Browne's
absence has returned to Columbia.
Mr-s. Nathan Wheeler, who went
to) Silver Streef to visit her daughter.
M'ra. IKemper Stilwell, who was very
i. has returned homne. We are glad
to be able to say that Mrs. Stilwell
THE NEWS OF ST. PAUL.
Good Sunday School and Good Sup
St. Paul, March 24.-Our pastor,
the Rev. Mr. Sligh, was sick and un
able to preach to us Sunday, but is
doing well at this writing glad to say.
Sunday school was organized Sun
day morning with Mr. J. C. Aull as
superintendent. There will be Sun
day.school here every first and third
Sunday mornings at 10 o'clock. Mr.
Aull is a good Sunday school worker,
and hopes to have better Sunday
school than we have ever before had;
there is no reason why we could not
have a better Sunday school than we
have had in the past. Now, wont
you, father and mother, take a great
er interest in the Sunday School, and
see that your children get there every
time it be possible for them to do so,
and wont you, young men and young
ladies do better in the future than
you have been doing along this'line.
There is plenty of room for improve
ment, so let us all wake up and do'
his or her part, and have better Sun
day school this summer than we have
evei had before.
Mrs. Laura Eddy, ol Newberry,
visited her brothers, Messrs, W. H.
and H. F. Counts, the latter part of
Messrs. Robert Counts and broth
er, Ernest, of Prosperity, spent Sa.t
urday and Sunday with the family
of Mrs. W. B. Boinest.
Mr. Roberts, of Columbia, is visit
ing at Mrs. Ella Bedenbaugh's.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee A. Singley, of
Sumter, are spending awhile with
the home folks here.
Miss Martha Johnstone, of New
berry, spent Saturday and Sunday
with Mrs. Ella. Bedenbaugh.
Miss Eula Ray Sligh is visiting
friends in Newberry.
Miss Katye Counts spent a week
with friends in Newberry quite re
-Miss Nora Bickley spent Saturday
and Sunday at her home in Helena.
Mr. Osear L. Epting has gone to
St. Augustine, where he has accept
ed a .position.
Miss Leola Bedenbaugh, a student
of Newberry graded school, spent
Saturday and Sunday at her home
Mr. Arthuar McDonald. who is
working at Donalds, spent Saturday
and Sunday at home.
Mrs. Grace Richards. of Columbia,
is visiting her mother, Mrs. Ella Bed
Mr. Berley Bedenbaugh, a student
f Newberry college, spent Saturday
nd Sunday at home.
Mrs. Eunice Hiller, of Newberry,
visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.
P. Werts, last week.
Mr. Rufus .Epting is confined to
his room sick of measles.
The health record through t.his sec
tion does not seem to .improve very
much; there are several cases of
chills and fever, and M-rs. Lou Wick
er has typhoid fever.
Prof. W. A. Rikard spent Friday
night and Saturday at his home in
''The Fiddler's Convention'' was
held here Tuesday evening. Quite a
number participated. The prize wa
awarded to Mr. Morris.
The women of our town are enjoy
inie life this week--if there's any
real enjoyment in having about a hun
dred stylish and desirable hats in all
siad es, tones, colors and shapes-set
before them-from which they are
to chnoe the one altogether becom
Moseley Bros. have their usual
slendid assortmnen t of nobby hats.
They are sho)wineg a number of beau
tiful black jet and bead festooned
hats. Their leghorn hats are v-ery
pitu resque--particula rly the one
With the blush roses, black velvet
and braid crown. Lucious fruit
adorns quite a number of the hats
You must see for yourself, if vou
wish to have an eye feast.
Mr. Black has just added millinery
to his establishment. Their hats are
all chic and chIarming. Their
poke bonnets are quite new and be
coming. Their colors are legion. as
this is a color season. At this plate.
too, it is necessary to see, before y m
can conceive of all the artistic combi
THE NEWS OF POMARIA.
Working the Roads-More Fertilizer
-Telephones Being Added.
Pomaria, March 24.-There has
been some good work done on the
streets and roads during the wet
There is a large amount of fertii
zer being hauled away from here, a
great deal more than was last year.
The telephone is stilI in progress
and some new lines have been added
and more will come in soon. The
country is pretty closely connected
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. P. Setzler cele
brated their fourteenth anniversary
on Wednesday, the 24, and a large
crowd was present and enjoyed the
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Johnson, of
Spartanburg, visited at Dr. Z. T. Pin
ner's last week.
Mrs. Nell Knight Hopkins, of
Simpsonville. is visiting among her
Miss Id'. Mae Sheeley is visiting
her sister, Mrs. T. A. Setzler, at this
Col. Henry C. Holloway, of New
berry, was in town the first part of
the week on business.
Pomaria will have a base ball team
again this year and practice has al
Miss Mamie Alexander, who taught
the Zion school, has closed her school
and gone to her home at Woodruff.'
Rev. Jno. J. Long will preach at the
Mt. Bethel school house Sunday p. m.
at four o'clock, let everybody who
can come vut and hear him.
News of St. Philips.
Mr. Editor, it has been sometime
since I have appeared in your paper.
I noticed the Bachman Chapel cor
respondent has ben wanting to. hear
from old St. Philips. He says the
reason I can't write I take up too
much time in sporting. He must not
judge me by himself.
The grain crop is .looking fine in
The farmers are further behind in
tilling their soil than they have been
for years. We have had lot of rain
and prevented them, but we hope
the weather will change and the birds
will fill the air with their beautiful
The weather has been cold but we
hope it hasn't injured the fruit crop.
On Sunday afternoon will be Rev.
J. C. Wessinger's farewell sermon for
us. We wish him much success and
hope he will be pleased with Is new
charge. Our new pastor wiTI be Rev.
J. J. Long. He will begin preaching
for us second Sunday in Ap~ril. Rev.
J. J. Long is a hightoned gentleman
and is well thought of by every body.
We are glad to. have him with us.
There are very few abler preachers
than Rev. Mr. Long.
Miss Loida Metts is visiting her
uncle, Mr. M. L. Wieker.
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Ruff sipent ,last
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ruff.
Mrs. J. F. Banks spent last Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ruff.
Mr, and Mrs. L. H. Sease and fam
ily spent la-;t Sunday with Mr. anid
Mrs. G. L. Sease.
Mr. J. J. Kibler spent last Sunday
with his brother. Mr. W. L. Kibler.
M. WilPi;m Wicker~ also spent the
dei v ith the n. whmc
I w:l I e for' this timewihmc
sucee t') The Herald and News.
CENSUS BEPORT ISSUED
TODAY ON COTTON STOCKS
Washington,Ma;rTh 22.-The een
sis bureau in a report today announe
ed that the amount of cotton stocks
on hand ini the United States at the
close of February was 5,2.52.633 bal
The indicated consumption of cot
ton is 2,521.436 bales.
The report is a preliminary one aind
is in response to a resolutionl of r. i
gress. Stocks on hand are distribut
e- as follows:
Maurvwtrer's.... .. ...844.992
Wa-eo s ndcmpese 2.306.786
Tanmrtationi companies . . 518,472
Otnr& wl. ..........255669
THE NEWS or iXmLsio.
Mr. Bowers Finds His Gun But Not
the Thief-Preaching Services
Honor Roll. of School.
Excelsior, March 25.-Our Sunday
school will meet Sunday afternoon at
3 o'clock. Preaching at 4 o'clock by
the Rev. Ira S. Caldwell. Publie al
ways welcome at the services.
Misses Carrie Mills and Maybelle
Player, of Newberry, have been
spending a few days with Mr. McIn
tyre's family here.
Dr. R. C. Kibler, why has been
spending some time with his- brother
and other friends in thir section, left
Sunday for his home in Atlanta, Ga.
We will all miss the doctor now.
Miss Annie Wheeler spent Satur
day and Sand..y with relatives in
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Addy spent
Sunday with her father's family here.
Rev. Willie G,-.uit was here Sunday
and preached in the afternoon and
night for our people. Mr. Gault is
an intelligent young man and promis
es for a.bright future in the master's
Mrs. H..J. Kinard spent Tuesday
with relatives in Prosperity.
Mr. George W. Bowers, of Slighs,
who had his dwelling house broken
into about the first of February and
his shot gun and some few other arti
cles carried off by some unknown
person or persons informed us on
Saturday that a few days ago as he
was walking -through his woods about
thiree hundred yards from his house
to his surprise he found his gun lying
on the ground amongst the leaves.
Mr. Bowers said the gun was loaded
and a few loaded shells were lying
near the gun. Mr. Bowers said the
gun was terribly rusty showing it had
been lying in the rain for some time
and trying he said the gun fired ai
clear and god as if fresh loaded. Mr.
Bowers has himself put out a reward
of $25.00 for the capture of the gail
ty party or parties but so far he has
heard nothing, only he found his gun
a few days ago of which he is very
The following named pupils of our
school have been placed on the honor
roll: Alder Ray Wheeler, Nannie
Wheeler, Verne Wheeler, Helen
Wheeler, Alvin Singley, Leslie Sing
ley, Heyward Singley, Rosine Sing
ley, Berley Boland, Jessie Lorick,
Eunice Alewine, Bernard Stone,
Don't forget Mr. G. W. Kinard,
of Prosperity, will sell 20 pounds of
granulated sugar together with 33
ents worth of other staple goods for
$1.23 commeneing Saturday mornin.:,
27th. His dry goods are up-to-date
and you will get 36 inches to every
ard too. Mr. Kinard is a hustler
and means just what he says rain or
GETS GOOD ASSIGNMENTS.
New Senator is Placed on Several
Washington, March 22.-Senator
Smith was today given some excei
lent committee appointments in the/
new arrangement for the present con
gress. He is placed on agriculture,
onservation of natural resources,
committee to examine the several
branches of the civil service, geologi
cal survey, immigration. manufactur
es and patents.
Of these assignments that on agri
culture is perhaps the most important,
with those on im.migration and civil
service very valuable also.
The new senator is well pleased
with this selection to these places,
nd he believes that, being on the
omittee on agriculture, he will be
abe to render valuable aid to the
farmers of the country.
High School Aid. -
County Treasurer Epps received
yesterday morning a cheek for $500
from the State to be applied to the
two biahi schools equally, at Prosper
it andl Little Mountain. This is the
eeoud cheek received by Mr. EppS
for these two sch:ols out of the ap
nropriationl to aid high.scho,ols. Eachi
ne of tihee sch>ool5 aets $500 from
the Stwr fun~d provided f.ir the highi
THE NEWS OF WHITMIRE.
Good Opening for Dentist-Spring
Millinery Openings-May Peo
Whitmire. March 24.-Mrs. W. M.
Coleman and daughter Elizabeth are
visiting her sister, Mrs. William Por
ter, in New York City.
Mrs. Mary Coleman has returned
from an extended visit to Mrs. W11
liam Porter and is at Mr. W. M.
Coleman's whil she is away.
-Mrs. Maggie Buckner and son, of
Mexico, are visting -her mother, Mrs.
Dr. V. R. Hawkins, who has prac
ticed dentistry here successfully for
nearly a year, and made many
friends, found a good opening with a
friend in Charleston and went from
hiere to that city. We are without a
dentist and some energetic enthusias
tic young man might do wel here.
Mr. J. L. Miller attended the Jun
ior reception of the Columbia Female
college last week.
Mr. .T. W. Abrams presented his
son T. J. Abrams, a ve fyrienSH
son, T. J. Abrams, a very fine horse.
Mr. Abrams has been sharing his new
treasure -with his young gentlemen
friends this evening by giving them a
Mr. Tom Young and sister, Miss
Lena, have returned from a visit to
their cousin, Miss Eloise Young, at
'Mr. Charlton Cromer's.
Mr. J. P. Bishop spent several days
of last week with his parents in Ma
Mr. Robert Duekett has returned
from Gaffney. Do you wonder wnat
magnetic influence draws him thith
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Abrams and
son, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hipp, and
daughter, and Miss Moida Hodges,
spent a delightful day Sabbath at
Mr. T. W. Abrams.
Dr. J. P, Duckett has been visiting
his brothers, Messrs. J. C. and W. L.
Misses Kate Hargrove, Lucile
Metts and Mary Butler Fant accom
panied by Messrs. Hassel, Miller,
Metts Fant, and Herndon Andrews
spebt Sunday at Mrs. Emma Har
grove 's, Misses Willie Mae and Sarah
Shannon were present also and they
all spent a deli'ghtful day. Mrs. Har
grove and Miss Nannie know 'how to
make visitors enjoy themselves. The
young people say they had the good
old hog killing time with. ice cream
Mr. Jno. Morse has moved into
his new residence near Mr. James
The Glen-Lowry Manu facturing
Company will have their spring open
ing Friday and Saturday.
MAY BE UNABLE TO PAY DEBTS
If Mauldin Law Applies This Year
There Will be No Money for In
Greenville. March 23.-The city of
Greenville is in a veiy critical c di
tion financially. A special taieeting
of city council was held tonight. M
look into the matter of complying
vs i. the Mauldin law passed at t.(i
last legislature, requiring ali manie:
palities to' expend money for" the~ ' p-:
pse IC red a;nd collected. The cite
(ws a : r::e sum of mont;, 1i a
ol: be .upossible to pay it os
the general fund. In addition the
levv for the payment of interest on
rairoad bonds will lack about $2,000
of paying the interest.
After council meeting Mayor Ma
hon announced that all wage hands
in the city will be discharged, that
even the street sprinkler would not
be run any more. If necessary, the
may.or says, the lights will be cut out.
City Attorney McCullough has been
asked to give his opinion as to wheth
er the. bill will apoly to this city this
rear or niot. If his opinion is that it
does. the city will be in a serious con
Mayor Mahon denounced the bill
in very bitter terms, saying that it
was the mest damnable bill ever per
petrated on a free people and that
it was introduced in the legislature
by a Greenville man for a specifie
purpose. lie said that he would not
siz-n another check until he learns
whether or not the bill becomes effec
tive in this city this year er not.