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VOL XLVI NO 27 NEWBERRY, S. C.. FRIDAY. APRIL 2.1909. TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Death of Mrs. Merchant-Holy Week
to be Observed-Dr. Cromer to
Prosperity, April 1.-On Friday
morning early Mrs. George Merchant
who resides several miles out from
Prosperity went to joiu the unnuimer
able caravan in the far and sunny
country. For many months Mrs.
Merchant has b-een a patient su-Nerer
from pulmonary trouble and at la.st
mceumbed. despite the tender minis
trations of her family and friends.
She was a most estimable woman. and
will be sadly missed. She leaves a
husband. six daughters and two sons.
Her remains were,laid to rest beneath
a mound of bloom on Wednesda:v
morning in the St. Luke's cemetery.
The King and Carter circus arriv
ed at a late hour Tuesday. They gave
their evening performance, however.
It was a clean show with a great deal
for the money.
Mrs. J. L. Wise, who has been con
fined to her home for several weeks,
is greatly improved and hopes soon
to be out among her friends again.
Mrs. Boinest, of Pomaria, is visit
ing her daughter, Mrs. Counts.
Mrs. Crockford, who has been the
giest of her sister, Mrs. Caldwell, re
turned Thursday to her home in Char
Rev. W. H. Hiller was on our
streets Wednesday greeting his many
Mr. Sam Wheeler. of Columbia, vis
ited Dr. J. S. Wheeler this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Geiger, of
And'erson, were the guests of Rev. I.
H. E. Derriek this week.
Mrs. J. B. Lithan, of Little Moun
tain, is visiting Messrs. J. L. and A.
G. Wises' families. -
Mic z arv Kinard. who has been
spending 9everal months with her sis
ter in Atlanta. returned to Prosper
ity this week.
Dr. Geo. B. Cromer will deliver an
address before the children's missiou
ary society of Grace church on Easter
Sunday at 1 o'cloek. Every one is
invited to this service.
_.jrs. A. H. Kohn is spen.ding sever
al days in Columbia.
Mrs. Jacob Leitzsev and daughter,
of Pomaria. were in the city Tuesday.
*Mr. A. H. Hawkins made a flying
trip to Columbia last week.
The Palmetto Club will be enter
tained Frid- by Mrs. J. F. Browne.
"Cleopatra'' is the character under
consideration at this meeting.
-Holv Week will be observed every
evening next week with the Holy Sac
.rament on Palm Sundav morninz.
Confirmation services wil-l dlso be
held at this hour. Pastor Kreps has
suggested that the members brine
bouonete in m,emory of deceased rela
tives and moke and keep the altar a
fra2grant men of bloom during this
week. ThV is a lovelv thoneht, fo i
ment who were nresent in the bodyI
last '-ar 'e- not so be present this
Easter. andi the flowe"s will be sng
gestive of themn ?nd the resurrection.
M- Mond Liverston and Master
Earl wh.o,-.t -ep vin the for
mer's mother at Ninety Six.
Mrs. Thornwell Havnes has gone to
Glendale for several days' visit:
While there #e will he joined by Con
sul Ta-"en whoV is no en route from
China ,via San Francisco.
Dr. Robt. C. Holland. of Charlotte,
talked in the Lutheran church Wed
nesday evening. He spoke most in
terestingly upon all phases of missioni
work, stressing the Japan schools and
other work in the Land of the Rising
Sun. Dr. Holland is secretary of the
mission hoard and at oresent is mak
ing a tour of the United Synod's
A country minister in the course of
his dining out on the circuit came to
a ton::e where a roas-t chicken was
served for dinner. He had previously
encountered a series of rib corned
beef dinners and the chicken looked
good to him.
''Well. he facetiously remarked.
"'heres where that chieken enters the
"'Hope it does better there than in
lay work."' rejoined the small boy of
NEWS 01 BACHMAN CHAPEL.
Services on Easter at Bachman Chap
el-More Phone Connection
Correction as to Storm.
Bachman Chapel, Mare,h 31.-We
have been requested to announce that
there will be preaching at Ba.chman
Chapel on Good Friday morning at
eleven o'clock by their new pastor,
Rev. P. H. E. Derrick. Also on Eas
ter Sunday morning the Sunday school
will be reorganized at ten o'clock and
there will be preaching at eleven af
ter which they will have communion
Mr. D. A. Quattlebaum, of Leesville,
came over to see his mother, who has
been very sick for the past week, on
last Sunday and returned home on
Monday. He is well pleased with his
work in Leesville and is enjoying good
health at present.
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Rikard, of th-e
Long Lane section, sperit last Satur
day night and Sunday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Wilson. They
are soon to have another phone line
in that section to which Mr. Rikard
will be a subscriber. We are glad to
see so many new lines going up as it
connects us with a great many more
of our friends and relatives.
The many friends of Mr. J. W.
Sligh, who had his tenant house de
stroyed by fire during the storm of
last Wednesday night, the 24th, are
helping him to rebuild, and he hopes
soon to have the house completed.
Well, we are very glad that our St.
Philips .correspondent has awoke and
"Waded in." Now don't be afraid
for we feel sure that if the tide gets
too deep for you that you are fully
a-ble to swim out. Oh, no, I wasn't
judging you by myself for if I had
been I would not have cautioned you
as I did. So came again -shortly.
We have learned that we received
the wrong information as to the
storm of Wednesday night. the 24th,
turning the Rock Mission colored
church around as it was only moved a
If you are thinking of taking out a
life insurance policy we would be glad
to interest you in the W. 0..W. This
is a reliable, safe secret order which
offers you insurance at much cheaper
rates than the "old line companies
do." Al.o the fraternal part is very
-IN MEXICAN STATfl.
Temosachies Resist Tax Gathers and
Kill Several Officers-Trian
Loads of Troops Sent
El Paso, Tex.. March 31.-Rebel
lions at the attempts of the authori
ties to collect taxes and confiscate
property, the Temosachie Indians in
the .State of Chilhuahua broke into
warfare late today, killing several tax
officials, terrorizing the town of San
Andreas, and cutting the telegraph
The Indians then sent out a general
eclI for reinforcement sto resist. the
ollection of taxes and. the confisca
tion of property. Two trainloads of
troops hare been sent from Chilhan
!,.a to ouell the rebellion.
The officers were killed when they
tried to confiscate property because
of the non-paymenit of taxes?
Regular troops and rurales were
rushed to the scene when the news
first reached Chilhuahua and since
then reinforcements have gone out on
The Indians cut the telegraph wires
and word of t,he uprisng went to tha
State capital by telephone.
Thie country is thiekly populated
with descendants of Teinosachic In
dians. The ranchers in tile region are
known as the "Sharpshooters of Chi-;
hauha'' and they are feared by State
officers. The Indians and half-breeds
always g~o armed and are skilled inI
There has always been considerable
unrest in the region. especially since
the numerous arrests of revolutionists
nt Casca Grand. A few years ago '70
r-ned Te:nasseh ie In.dians in open
h: le std ) o(~ ff a~ regiment of sold
w'-e 1 ter foreed hi K to a chuirei,
whierl wa stor:ned by artiller be
fm' the Tnmia w.we subdued.
THE NEWS OF POMARIA.
Roads Put in Good Condition-Meas
les Raging-A Sinner Pays Up
and Moves On.
Pomaria, April 1.-The roads in
and around Pomaria have been put in
fine shape for traveling.
A wayfarer here on last Saturday
was pl'aying with some of Clarks
"Gents Furnishing Goods" and it
wasn't long before they were in a
fight. Policeman Epting was on hand
and he was soon in the lockup. A trial
was held on Monday morning which
resulted ih .a fine of fifteen dollars
or thirty days. The poor sinner
whacked up and went his way rejoic
Rev. Jno. J. Long preached a
splendid sermon to a large,congrega
tion at the Bethel school house Sun
Mrs. R. H. Harrison and daughter,
of Trenton, spent a few days with Mr.
J. W.Shealy's family."
Miss Grace Pauline Ward, who
teaches the Slighs school, spent Sat
urday night with Miss Ethel Seybt.
Miss Beatrice Bedenbaugh, of Kib
lers, and Miss Lillian Hill, of New
berry. spent Saturday night and Sun
day with Mr. W. W. Berley's family.
Mrs. Polly Cromer, of Newberry,
is on a visit to relatives and friends
Misses Maude and Julia Setzler
spent Saturday night and Sunday
with Miss Ethel Seybt.
The town has been well canvassed
by traveling men this week.
Mr. Timm, agent for the White
Sewing machine has been in our town
for a few days.
The measles in full sway around
Pomaria, but none in the town glad to
The Setzler Co. have just received
a. car of new and up-to-date furni
ture which was made by the High
Point Co., at N. C., which is one of
the best furniture companies in tne
South. Call and see for yourself.
HITCHCOCK IS SUPREME
IN POSTOFFICE WORLD
Official Delegate-getter for Adminis
tration Holds Reins-No South
ern Democrats Need
Washington, March 31.-Numerous
citizens of Spartanburg have evident
ly been misled by some of the news
paper stories about t.he-"new order of
things'' into believing that the sena
tors and representatives from the
Southern States are potent in post
material matters. Senator Smith
and Representative Johnson have
both received telegrams from various
ones in Spa.rtanburg requesting that
they hold tip the naming of a man as
postmaster at Spartanburg to succeed
the late Col. Poinier u.ntil "all ap
plicants'' or "ot-her'' pplica.nts have
been heard from. Alas, little does
Senator Smith or Representative
Johnson 'have to do with such mat
There is one Hitehcock, you know,
who has been installed as the political
seretary pie dispenser and delegate
getter for the administration. He is
the man one has to see, dont let any
body be deceived for he has not. yet
been convinced that Democratic post
masters a.re of any great service in
sending the right kind of delegates to
the next national Republican conven
tion. Likewise, not .having in his ex
perience found Democratic congress
men of any great assistance in the
carrying out of political schemes of
the administration, he has not been
acutomed to take the advice of
conressmen from the South.
As to Mr. Taft, lie is genial enough.
slaps Democrats on tile back, as he
does others, and that sort 'of thing.
but he does not like to interfere with
the administration of postoffice mat
ters by his postmaster general.
Representative Johnson called twice
at the postoffice department today to
see Mr. Hitchcock but lie did not ~eee
him. Mr. Hitehcoek being out bo.tl
''He says his motto is 'Live and
"'Well, if he isnl't more successful
at the former th!an the hitter we'll
THE LAW NOT PERFECT.
Statute to Punish Kidnapping Still
Needs To Be Amended.
The South Carolina kidnapping
statute needs anending. In a card to
the News and Courier. Hon. Mendel
L. Smith, of Camden, member of the
house from Kershaw, calls attention
to its defects. He says:
"Section 134 of the crimnal code,
which provides as a punishment for
this offense a fine of not less than one
hundred ($100) dollars, or imprison
ment in the penitentiary not exceed
ing one year, was amended by the
general assembly in 1902. This amen
datory enactment, which was approv
ed the 25th day of February, 1902,
will be found in 23 Stat. at Large,
page 1.096 (Acts of 1902), and is as
"'Any person who shall take or
convey, or cause to be taken or con
veyed, away, any minor or person un
der the age of 21 years, from the pos
session of the parent or guardian, or
procure and carry such minor with
out the limits of the State without the
consent of such parent or guardian,
with intent to secure a reward for the
return of such minor, shall, upon con
viction thereof, be imprisoned in the
penitentiary for t'h'e period of his or
her natural life.'
"Although the above act is not as
clear in its terms as it should be, yet,
it might be construed to prohibt the
stealing and concealing of a child
within the State. It seems to me that
your criticism in this regard of see
tion 134 is very well taken when you
say that under the provisions of that
section, 'the stealing and hiaing of a
child within the State is no crime
whatever.' It might be contended,
not, however, without some difficulty
in construction. that the object of the
act of 1902 was to make the mere tak
ing or conveying, or causing same to
be done. of any minor from the pos
session of the parent or guardian
without his or her consent an offense
independently of the place to which
such minor might be taken, and, there
fore, applicable to the case of a steal
ing and concealment in the State, and
also to make in the subsequent clause,
which it will be observed is separated
from the former by a comma, the pro
curing and carrying of, such minor
without the li'mits of the State a
separate offense. This construction
is open to the objection that if the
idea of the place of concealment is
eliminated in the first clause and
though same is indeepndent, - there
would seem to be no use whatever for
the insertion of the second clause, as
the first would apply to all cases.
"However this may be, I think the
legislation on the subject is some
what defective in another respect in
that it only prohibits kidnapping for
the purpose of ransom. Instances
have been recorded of children hav
ing been stolen in consequeilee of
fancy or admiration for them, or for
the purpose of securing their service,
especially where supp6sed to possess
peculiar qualifications for training in
certain lines of work. Under the law
as it now stands a person stealing a
child with this motive could not be
punished. Again, it is not a rare oc
urrence to find a child without a
parent or legal guardian, and if such
child were kidnapped for any pur
nove, no punishment could he legally
inflicted unon the offender under ex
Capt. W. W. Dixon, member of the
house from Fairfield, states that the
statute referred to was introduced as
a. bill by Hion. John C. Sheppard. then
senatoif from EdgefIeld.
Honest After All.
Revelations concerning the double
career of the Russian terrorist Police
Agent Azeff recall a story told of
Louis XVIII, King of France, and
Fouc-he, who had been at one time Na
poleon 's minister of police. After
the Bourbon restoratio.n the king ask
ed Fou.che whether hie had set spies
over him during the empire. Fouche
admitted that he had. "Who was
the spy?'' the king asked, and he
was informed that it had been the
Comte de Blacas. "How much did
he get?'' continued the king. ''Two
hundred thousand francs a year, your
majesty.'' "'Ah, well,'' said Louis.
'he was honest, then. after all--I had
laf "-'Criao Daily News.
TAFT DAY IN CHARLOTTE.
Governors of Thirteen Original States
to be Invited.
The dates for the May celebrati-n
in Charlotte have been eianged to
May 18-20, the latter to u-e kn'>wn as
the "Taft Day" and the n-:,t to be
given over to the governor: of the
thirteen original colonies who will be
extended an invitation to be prezert.
The committee agreed to ex,en 1 a:
iiitation to the governors )I lassa
chusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut,
New Hampshire, New York, New Jer
sey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Mary
land, Virginia, North Carolina, South
Carolina and Georgia to be present
on the opening day and to form the
attraction for that day. Governor
Kitehin on, behalf of the State of
North Carolina will be asked to ex
tend an additional invitation to these
chief executives and the committee
hopes that sufficient pressure will be
brought to bear upon them as to the
appropriateness of such an event that
they will accept the invitation. In this
event, the first day of the celebration
will become almost as much of nation
al interest as the last day when Presi
dent Taft will hold the boards.
Taft Will be Unable to Visit Electric
City When He Come3 South for
Washington, March 31.-President
Taft was today invited to pay a visit
to Anderson when he goes South for
the celebration of the Mecklenburg
declaration of independence at"Char
lotte on May 20. Mayor. J L. Sher
ard and Messrs. G. M. Tolley and A.
M. Carpenter called at the White
House today and were introduced by
Representative- Wyatt Aiken. They
were received with great cordiality
and the president expressed a strong
desire to visit Anderson. He told his
visitors, however, that on this trip to
Charlotte he would not be able to visit
Anderson or go elsewhere in South
Carolina. He says he expects to make
a visit through the South a little lat
er, when he would proba;bly be able to
accept an invitation. should Anderson
extend it to him.
Lutheran Chuirch of the Redeemer.
Ne.st Sunda: -bng P'alm Sanaay
he servies at the Church' of the 1e,
deemer will be of unusual interest.
Candidates for full church member
ship will be received by the. beautiful
and impressive rite of confirmation.
The large confirmation class of last
year will attend the service in a body.
This confirmation service will be at Il1
a. m. The pastor will preach. on the
subject: ''My Pencil Sermon.'' This
sermon will be illustrated, and will be
At 8 p. m. the text will be: ''And
there Arose no 'Small Stir About that
Way.'' Acts 19:23. The -young men
of the callere will lead the singing at
Being. Passion Week there will be
services at the church every night at
8 p. m. except Saturday night. The
biatory of our Lord and Savior during;
His last week on earth will be follow
ed' in the sermons. Thre following
brethren will preach during the week:
Rev. Prof. G. P. Voigt. Tuesday
night: Rev. J. J. Long. Wednesday
night: Rev. S. P. Koon, Friday night.
The first service will be next Monday
night at 8 p. m. The public is cor
dially invited to all services.
Weeds That Steal Oysters.
New Orlean; Times-Democrat.
A seaweed has invaded the oyster
of France and carried off 400.000 oys
ters. It has carried them off bodily,
as a thief gould do.
The minute seeds of this weed
float up the English Channel in the
current of the Gulf stream, they set
tle on oysters in thre Breton beds of
Moubihan, Quiberon and Belle Isle,
and they grow to the size of- a duck 's
They are full of water, but at ma-.
turity the water evaporates and air,
takes its pla-ee. The egg-shaped
~eaweed is then a balloon, and like
a b)alloon it lifts its oyster from the.
bttom nd mlhors it ont fM se:1.
TARIFF ON KAINIT.
Duty Payne Proposed Will Cost Car
o1inians $200,000-"An Out
rage," Clemson Says.
A d-legation of South Carolina far
mers and commercial fertilizer mana
facturers will probably go to Wash
ington on the warpath in a few days
to protest against that provision of
the much. discussed Payne tariff bill,
which imposes a duty of 20 per cent.
on potash salts.
Commissioner Watson has just re
ceived a very strong letter from Di
rector Harper, of the experiment sta
tion at Clemson, denouncing the new
duty as an outrage, saying it will take
$200,000 a year out of the pookets of
the farmers of this State alone. This
stuff comes mostly from Germany and
as there is nothing in this country
to compete against it the duty is re
garded as a \double shame against
both the farmers and the fertilizer
people, Charleston being the centre of
fertilizer manufacturing in the coun
try, and supplying the farmers not
only of South Carolina,. but of many
Commissioner Watson has sent Mr.
Haripr's letter 'on to Congressman
Lever to say what kind of a delega
tion would be most effective ,to come
to Washington on the subject. After
hearing from Mr. Lever, Mr. Watson
will probably eall on the State Far
mers' union to get together and name
a delegation to go on to Washington.
Mr. Harper's letter to Mr.'Watson
"Dear Sir: I understand from the
German kali people that section 3 of
the Payne tariff bill imposes a duty
of 20 per cent. on potash salts. I
think this is an outrage. This will
mean that South Carolina will pay an
additional duty to the government of
about $200,000 a year. This will
come largely from the farmers. Most
of the potash salts, which are now on
the free list, are consumed by South
ern farmers, as sandy soils of the
South are more deficient in potash
than clayl soils, and miost of the soils
of the South are sandy. Something
should be done to let congress know
that the people of South Carolina pro
test against any such, treatment.
Yours very truly,
"J. N. Harper."
The fertilizer manufacturers join
in the comment of Mr. Harper that
the new duty is an outrage agaiast
the farmers'of this State and of the
Wh'en'he Nas. shown 'Mr. Haiper's
letter and asked what "infanV indus
try" in this country such ~a .4uty/
would benefit or protect, Gefieril
Manager C. Fitz Simons, of th'e
Southern Cotton Oil company, which
is affiliated with the Virginia-Ca'ro
in.a Chemical company, said:
"None whatever. It is a plain case
of the government needs the money, I
suppose. We own our mines in Ger
many and import thousands and thou-*
sands of tons every year, and it is
sold to the farmers all over the South.
Of course the' farmers will have to
pay the difference, and if the new
duty means $200,000 a year out of
the South Caroilna farmers, it will
mean millions a year out of the pock
ets of the Southern farmers generally.
The demand for potash has been par
tiularly strong this season in this
State and throughout the South. It is
used in the manufacture of fertilizers,
aid the farmers buy large quantitics
and mix it themselves with acid phos
phate and cottonseed meal."
"It is the first I have heard of the
situation," said Mr. C. C. Waring,
division ,manager for the V. C. peo
pe. "I will this afternoon forward a
copy of Mr. Harper's letter to dae
Richmond headquarters. I have no
doubt but that our people will join
the farmers in a strong protest to
And a Funeral.
The teacher was giving an exposi
ion on -.ulpaible homicide.
"If I went out in a small boat,"
e said, "and the owner knew it was
eaking. and I got drow-ned, what
vould that be?"
After a few minutes' silence a lit
tle boy stood up* and said: