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VOL XLYI NO.0 31 NEWBERRY, S. C.. FRIDAY. APRIL 143. 1909. TIEAWE.S.0AYA
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ber by the courtesy of
The funeral services of Gen. Bu
10elock at St Peters Catholic Cb
Fleming will conduc- same. The b
Capitol until tomorrow morning wl
the regular train, and the burial v. il
at% I o'clock.
GEN. 1. G. BUTLER
HAS PASSED AWAY
CONFEDERATE CAVALRY CAPT.
DIED WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
Helped to Redeem this State From
Alien Rule in the Days That
Were Worse Than War.
Butler is dead. The dashing sabreur
who courted death on many battle
fields, last night at 11:40 was re
ceived into the sovereignty of no
suffering. For him death had never
had terrors. Last night it was but
6 falling asleep. To him death was an
enemy, for he loved life, and he wish
ed to live. But the love of life could
not sustain him, and Butler has gone
to be mustered in with Lee and Jack
:son and Albert Sidney Jolh.nston and
HRampton and all those patriots and
Southrons whom he knew, men who
loved the South and feared naught
but the frown of the Great Com
Gen. M. C. Butler died- last night
at Knowlton's hospital. For a fort
.bight he has been kept alive by his
:supreme willpower. Death .eame as
gently as the slumber of a babe. He
was conscious up to 4 o'clock yes
terday afternoon and in t:he morning
his mind had appeared to be quite
He was conscious of his condition,
and was ready to meet death. For
hiim death had never had terrors, and
Butler had too often faced the mierci
Sless fire of the enemy to feel any un
easiness when he knew the hour of his
surrender was at hand.
By his side when his great soul
fluttored away in the moment of gen
tle dissjatior wre his wife, his only
Sdaughter, Mrs. Robert MeNeely, his
son, Dr. F. W. P. Butler, Rev. B. W.
Fleming and Maj. H. W. Richardson.
FThe watchers scarcely knew that he
was dead so gently did sleep come
upon Butler. His other son, Capt. M.
C. Butler, Jr., of the United States
Sarmy, had been here, but was recall
ed to his post several days ago. Lieut.
McNeelv his son-in-law, is an officer
ofthe navy, and he, too, was unable
to be here.
The funeral arrangements will be
announeed later, but it is known t'hat
in accordance with Gen. Butler's|
~vishes his body will be buried ati
About six weeks ago Gen. Butler
ame to Columbia to be treated for
nflammatory rheumatism, due to his
ounds received in battle. He had
ost a leg at Brandly Station. but-after
ecovering from his wound went back
to battle. His maimed limb had not
othered him until about six months
>:endid likeness of Gen. M. C. But
the Columbia State.]
tler will be held this morning at io
urch, Columbia, and the Rt. Re-.
ody will then lie in state in the State
len it will be taken to Edgefield on
I be had at the Butler burial graund
ago. He suffered increasingly until
he came to Columbia to be treated
and since the middle of January has
been an inmate of the Knowlton hos
His bedridden condition has caused
his kidneys -to become affected and
this was the cause of his death. The
poison spread so gradually through
his system that in passing away he
but fell asleep.
Gen. Butler was a soldier who
would have been a nation's idol, per
haps, had he gone with the winning
side. He chose the cause of the South
and the true men of the South regret
. Just across the street from the
house in which Gen. Butler died is the
hall in whicih the Secession conven
tion met, out of w?hich assemblage
grew the war in whieb Butler be
There are few South Carolinians
living who enjoyed the rank and dis
tinction of general-and none who at
27 were major generals of cavalry.
Among the su-- giving generals are S.
W. Ferguson, i'. M. Logan and E. M.
The family has made no annonnee
ment as to the funeral services, but
many friends recently 'have been
heard to express the wish tihat his
body should lie in state in the capitol
of the state which he loved.
Gen. Batler died in full communion
of the church. On his 75th birthday
he received supreme unction froini t'he
Catholic church, into the communion
of which he was received.
MR. EVANS' SATCHEL
CONTAINED NO MONEY.
Bag Snatched From Edgefield Man
at Denmark Was Fu of Papers,
- Mostly Copies.
Aiken, April 12-It is learned here
that the satchel stolen from Mr. N.
G. Evans of Edgefield while en route
to this city, at Denmark, did not con
tain any cash as has been reported,
but a quantity of papers, most of
wjieh were copies or duplicates. Mr.
Evans 'has been in the city and says
that among the papers were a number
belonging to several Aiken citizens.
Among the papers were several be
longing to Capt. W. W. Williams and
a title belonging to an Aiken lady.
Capt. Williams' papers, he states.
are only copies and practically worth
lees. So far as has been learned
here no arrests have yet been made in
0 Christian, in the name of the
Lord Jesue east the twin devi4s of
i:htxic::tine drink and th-b'co for
TWO EASTER SERMONS.
Rev. J. C. Roper, Presiding Elder
Cokesbury District, Delivered
Two Able Sermons.
Rev. J. C. Roper was the speaker
at the Easter services at O'Neall
Street Methodist Church, on Sunday
morning, and he also spoke at Mayer
Memoral Lutheran Church on Sun
day evening. The H-erald -and News
is glad to be able to print a brief
sketch of these two very strong ad
Rev. Mr. Roper is doing good work
on this district and the many friends
and admirers he 'has in Newberry are
always delighted when he can be with
them and preach for them.
The fllowing is an outline of the
mornlig sermon, the subject being
"The Question of Immortality."
The Question of Immorality.
"If a man die, shall he live again?"
Job. 14:14. Since the days of Job,
>-n long before, this 'has been the
question that has perplexed the minds
of men. Kings and peasants have
alike sought to unravel the mystery
of life and death.
1. The grave is silent as touching
the future. "There is no work, nor
device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom,
in the grave whither thon goest.
The door to death remains as pro
found a mystery as the gate to life,
the secret of birth. Man walks on
a narrow penninsular called-time
and looks out upon two mighty
oceans that stretch off into the in
finite. He bears in his hand the only
hope of safety; it is th- flickering
torch of faith.
1 2. The lamp of science has refus
ed to burn. Scientists can weigh the
sun and define the exact position of
a star centuries to come, but they
cannot press through the veil that
screens the dead. Hence we are not
surprised to find that it is beyond
the realm of exact science to prove
anything regarding the future. Her
puny arms recoil. in humility before
1 3. There is some justification for
the question: "If a man die, shall
ihe live again?' (1) When a man dies
his body returns to dust. (2) Nations
have passed into oblivion. (3) Science
cannot prove the immortality of the
soul. (4) Historically, i-mortality is
a pagan notion.
4.-Aside from Revelation, 'there
are a nu.mber of- strong presumptive
reasons for believing in the immortal,
ity of the soul. (1) The~ belief in *a
future state is universal. The Afri
cander, the American Indian, and the
Australian 'have alike believed in
an existence after death. A French
writer says: "A belief in the per
sistence of life after death, and the
observations of religious praetiees
founded upon thbe belief may be dis
covered' in every part of the world,
in every age, among men re.presenting
every degree and variety of culture.''
Another writer declares: "Belief in
some sort of existence continued af
ter death is normal to the human
(2) Belief is more than knowledge
and usually precedes it. Baltour
was right when he said that methods
of scienee were not equal to 'belief
Belief goes before. No inventor
would be fool enough to make an
esperiment did 'he not believe 'his idea
would, work. Belief led 'him to make
the trial, he then had the knowledge.
(.3) Feeling has a place in the ar
gument. Why does a man fear to
die? Is it because he thinks death
is the end of him? Certainly not, but
he fears lest lie live~ in anot-her state.
Some one has said--"All thought is
deeper than all words, and all feeling
is deeper than all thought.'
Man feels that he will live again.
(4) Every capacity in nature has
its correspondence. The love for the
beautiful finds its correspondence in
the verdant landscape and gay tint
ed colors of spring. Every appetite
finds its answer in nature. The bee
finds the flower. Shall the craving
of Job find no answer in eternity?
(.5) The fact that the idea of im
mortality was pagan in origin only
strenzthem' th'e presumption of its
trutK. It. t!" :ird 7:' -ided' reached
the same coniclusoi as that given by
revelation, it only strengthens the
p)ositionl of Scripture.
(6) The truthward pointing of
the 'human mind whir.h has not only
characterized, bit caused, the prog
ress of civilization, cannot be ignored
here, any more tihan elsewhere. If
then we have a universal belief, uni
versal feeling, and the spectacle of
every capacity with its correspondent
in nature, and then the high place
given to belief that has been accord
ed, together with the truthward
pointing of the mind, we have a
conspiracy of reasons that lead us to
presume. to say-''After death we
shall live again."
5. Revelation, the only- absolute
evidence. As strong as our pre
sumptive reasons may appear, they
are of service principally as collater
al, or corroborative evider.ees..
(1) Christ taught the doctrine of
a future life. Eleven of his thirty
'three parables deal with the question
of awards and punishments-of
course in the future. He said he was
going to prepare a place.
(2) hrist illustrated it by rais
ing up others.
(f Christ practiced it by arising
from the grave himself.
(4) After. his resurrection he ap
peared on semdry occasions and final
ly ascended into heaven in the pres
ence of a multitude.
(5) These facts recorded in the
document called The New Testament,
were not refuted by his enemies who
sought to destroy his doctrine by
falsehood. They dared not attempt
to deny an accepted fact. Before an
open grave we find our surest hope of
On Sunday evening Mr. Roper
preached at Mayer Memorial Luther
an Church and the following is an
outline of his discourse:
The Conquering Cbrist.
"And Pilate wrote a title, and put
it on the cross. And the writing was,
Jesus Of Nazareth The King Of The
Jews* * And it was written in
Hebrew and Greek, and Latin."
John 19:19, 20.
1. The title of derision has be
come prophetic. Pilate, the weak
kneed monarch, the political dema
gogue, the ruler of expediency, who
sought tto give the people what they
wanted, and not what they needed,
put the title of derision on the Cross.
But strange enough that title has be
come the propthecy of a world-wide
conquest of Jesus the Christ, the
King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
The fulfillment of this prophecy is
occurring under our own eyes. From
Japan, China, and from earth's re
motest boundaries comes the voic~e of
triumph and conquest. And now in
our day the laymen of the different
evangelical churches are marching in
solid phalanxes to basten the con
summation of the victory. This mighty
Layman's Movement contemplates the
conversion of the world, not in the
next century, but in this generation.
2. The three-fold language in
which the title was written has a
meaning for us.
"And it was written in Hebrew,
and Greek, and Latin."
(1) Hebrew was t!he language in
whieh the oracles of God were re
(2) Greek was the language of
(3) Latin was the language of
"Jesus of Nazareth The King Of
The Jews'' was not only King Of
The Jews, but He was Lord of the
ology, Lord of philosophy, and' Lord
of the empire. All truth has become
tributary to Him. He sits enthroned
above the monarch of earth. This
great country of our dares not open
her legislative sessions without in
voking through her chaplains, the
Divine blessing. The American navy
that lowers iher stars and stripes be
fore no nation that sails t'he deep,
does lower the flag to half mast at
the hour of worship.
3. The note of derision has given
place to one of victory.
We live in the time when the ends
of the ages have come upon us. Events
are marching fast. Today every im
portant language or dialect has the
Word so that all the people can read
it as the title of Pilate was written
so all could read. It will not be long
before the ends if the earth can join
in that great song:
'All hail the power of Jesus' name,
~Let angels prostrate fall;
Bring forth the royal diadem.
An crwn him Lord of all.''
OTTO KLETTNER ELECTED
Great Council Red Men Close Suc
cessful Session With Banquet.
The great council of the Improved
Order of Red Men, which convened
in the court house Tuesday. evening
in public meeting, broke up last night
in a big banquet at the Good Sama
ritan Cafe. The Great Council will
meet next year at Columbia. The
great council at Spartanburg just
closed has been a splendid success.
More than two hundred visiting Red
Men have been in the city the past
The council was called together in
the Woodmen of the World hall yes
terday morning for the transaction of
routine business. One of the features
of the meeting in the morning was
the committee report on the Daught
ers of Pocahontas Order. The report
was exceedingly -encouraging and it
is hoped that by next year the Daugh
ters will be able to hold a Great
At the meeting yesterday after
noon in the Woodmen hall the fol
lowing officers were elected for the
Great Phophet, John T. Gaston, of
Great Sachem, J. S. Booth, of
Great Senior Sagamore, B. F.
Townsend, of Union.
Great Junior Sagamore, Otto Klett
ner, of Newberry.
Great Chief of Records, B. C.
Wallace, of Sumter.
Great Keeper of Wampum, S. M.
Clarkson, of Columbia.
Great Trustee Allen was re-elect
Representatives to the Great
Council of the United States, John
T. Gaston and Clarence E. Tolley.
The banquet last night was most
enjoyable. Over 200 guests took
seats at the long tables, which were
bountifully supplied by the Good
Samaritan Cafe. It was a great
"Brothers, just give us your at
tention a few minutes like you gave
these tables a while ago," request
ed Grand Sachem John T. Gaston,
-toastmaster at the banquet given to
the Great Council of the Improved
Order of Red Men by the local R;ed
Men last night. -
He then introduced John T. Far
row, of Philadelphia, the Great
Incohonee of the Great Council of
the United States, who received an
ovation as he rose to address them.
Mr. Farrow referred to the fact
that ~he was always introduced as
the Great Incohonee,'' but he was
simply one of them-nothing more
or less. The great office, however,
was one that many good and -no
ble men desired, but few could at
tain. He had been fortunate.
The great principles of the order,
"Freedom, Friendship and Chari
ty, '? were. toe d..pon briefly as
the ties whieh bound Red MXen to
gether. During hxis remnarks'he told
several good stories bringing am
plause and laughter from the* audi
" The Great Council."
Cole. L. Blease,, in opening, stated
that he would .not have anything to
say but for the fact that the order
had been put in a~ ridiculous light
by a speech he had heard since he
had been in Spartanburg.
With feeling and glowing elo
quenc'e in hearty language he out
lined the principles of Red Manship
and the sentiment rooted in the hu
man heart, that lay beneath the care
of the orphan, the sick and t'he af
flited, the protection and reverence
of woman, and the upholding of
t.he religion of Jesus Christ.
Rev. J. T. Fowler, speaking on
"Secret Societies,'' had come in con
tact with men who continually
abused secret orders, and on the
other extreme, men wl4o had sub
stituted Aeeret order for their
churcih-and one was as great a
nusanee as the other. Solomon
aid: '"Discover not a secret to an
oter." We have two eves and two
ears. but only one mouth and
:houldl therefore see and hear
twic as much as we speak. There
were secrets of business upon which
the success of the business depend
ed, there were the sacred secrets of
the home and every heart should
ed, there were the sacred secrets of
the soul. Religion was a secret and
no .one could explain or. express the
secret of his conception of religion.
Charity should be a secret. Let not
your left hand know what your right
hand doeth.'" Let us keep sacred the
wonderful secrets of Redmanship, and
friendship and freedom and be Red
Men in every sense of the word.
Past Great Sahem John T. Gas
ton presided very happily as toast
master in introducing the speakers
and spoke with great earnestness of
his gratitude for what the order had
done for him as a man, as one of its
officers and in his time of dire dis
tress during a sickness extending
over five years.
THE NEWS OF WHITMIE.
Easter Celebrated at the Methodist
Whitmire, April 14.-Mrs. W. H.
Eskredge, of Shelby, N. C., is here
spending awhile with 'her daughter,
Mrs. J. E. Yarborough.
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Jeter spent
Saturday night with her aunt, Miss
L. R. Cofield, at Dr. R. R. Jeter's.
Mrs. J. M. Major has returned from
a short stay in Atlanta. Mr. Major
accompanied her home and spent a
day or two in Whitmire.
Mr. R. C. Lake, of Union, is visit
ing his daughter, Miss Ethel Lake.
Mr. Henry Miller has returned
from a short visit to his home at
The Methodist ehurch was prettily
decorated with palms, ferns and vases
of flowers in honor of Easter. Rev.
Otis Jeffcoat preached an excellent
sermon, the subject being, "An East
er Message." Sunday night by special
invitation Dr. Brim, the Presbyterion
minister, stood among the lovely
flowers in the Methodist ohurch and
gave us a sermon worthy of our
thoughtful.eonsideration. He taught
that we must forsake all and take
up our cross daily if we would be
The children of the Methodist
Sunday School enjoyed themselves at
an Easter egg hunt in the grove near
teir church Saturday afternoon.
At the last meeting of the juvenile
missionary society the following of
fiers were elected: President, Miss
Lucile Metts; Treasurer, Mr. Hern
don Andrews; Corresponding Secre
tary, Miss Sarah Fant; Recording
Secretary, 'Miss- Mary Butler Fant.
The ladies missionary society of
the Methodist church met at the par
sonage this afternoon. The follow
ing are the new officers for this
year: President, Mrs. Jno. P. Fant;
Vie-President, Mrs. J. E. Cofield;.
Recording Secretary, Mrs. J. W.
Hipp; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs.
T. H. Watson; Treasurer, Mrs. Z. H.
Suber; Agent for Advocate, Mrs.
The Old Time Fiddlers Contest was
held in tihe school auditorium last
night. The following took part:
Messrs. J. L. Evans, C. H. Cooper, J.
C. Ballard; J. S. R. Alexander and
R. A. Murphy, violin. Mr. R. A.
Murphy, mandolin; Mr. Woods Tram
mel, banjo; Mr. Blair, guitar and
Messrs. Johns, Campbell and William
Watson, dancers. The judges appoint
ed were Messrs. R. M. Aughitry, W. L.
Duckett and Spencer Sims; the fol
lowing prizes were awarded: First
prize for violin to J. S. R. Alexander,
Second prize for violin to J. L.
Evans. Prize for banjo to Jack
Johns and William Watson for the
best buck dancer.
Master Carroll and' Misses Lilian
Swittenberg, after visiting their aunt,
Mrs. Elizabeth Douglass, have re
turned to their home at Cokesbury.
"Madam, I will not consume your
time with the tale of my misfor
"No, and you'll not consume any
of my provisions either.''-Houston