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VOL XLVI NO 40 NEWBERRY, S. C.. TUESDAY. MAY 18. 1909 TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
OLD FOLKS DAY WAS
A HAPPY OCCASION
INTERESTING EXERCISES AT
PROSPERITY ON SUNDAY.
Governor Ansel The Speaker of the
Occasion.-A Large Atten
Prosperity, May 17.-Yesterday,
May 16, was a memorable day for
Prosperity. For a number of years in
Grace Sunday school it has been eus
tomary .to set apart one Sunday in
May for "Old Folks' Day." Yester
<day was an ideal day for the coming
together of those whose locks have
been silvered and faces traced by
the long continued caresses of Father
Time. The congregation, however,
was representative-for many pres
ent were accompanied by their chile
Ten into the third generation. Grace
church, which is a symphony in white
and gold. has .never appeared more
beautiful than when the flower of
age and the flower of youth sat side
by side and feasted their eyes upon
the flower decked altar and chancel
in front of them, and their hearts and
minds upon the strains of hymns
their mothers used to sing, the warm
words of welcome, and the rejuvenat
ing reminiscencee of more than fifty
years ago. The choir, composed of
more than thirty voices under the
skillful superintendence of Mrs. J. F.
Browne, the organist, joned heartily
in all -the hymns, being ably assisted
by the congregation, we are glad to
say. The large -crowd, was comfor-1
tably and courteo1))y seated by
Messrs. S. J. Khn, A. Birge Wise
and Hal Kohn. Mr. Harry Kreps
rendered "The H.y Citv' very ten
derly and beautifully in his rich
The following is a complete pro
The Glory -Song, by the choir.
Song-Happy Day, by the choir.
Hymn-Coronation, No. 211.
Reading Scriptures and Prayer
Rev. M. 0. J. Kreps.
Hymn-' Alas and did my Savior
Bleed,'" No. 145.
Address of Welcome-Mrs. Kreps.
Hymn-"There is a fountain filled'
with blood,'' No. 147.
Hymn-Am I a soldier of the
Address-Gov. M. F. AnseL
Solo-The Holy City.]
Hymn-"How firm a foundation
ye saints of the Lord."
An original welcome song was
sweetly sung by six little boys and'
girls. First they greeted the aged
ones, then they turned and faced'
the guiest of honor, Gov. Ansel and
welcomed him personally. Pastor
Kreps read appropriate selections
from David and prayed feelingly for
those who have made the ascent of
life's mnountain and are now engaged
in the descent.
Too much cannot be said about the
beautiful, heartfelt, well-chosen words
of welcome spoken by Mrs. Kreps.:
She is one of the best speakers in
the South Carolina synod, and al
ways attains the high-water mark ofi
excellence whenever she is extending I
greetings and welcome in 'her happy,
sincere and warm way. Mrs. Kreps
'spoke of things to come, things that
have passed and ended by throwing
wide the doors of welcome to our
chureh. homes and hearts.1
Mr. A. H. Kohn, the superintendent
and the originator of this beautiful'
custom. and the one to whom the suc
cess of t'he day was due, in a great
measure. then introduced, in a few'
timely words, his friend and eolabor
er ink'he Master's vineyard. Gov. M.
Gov. Ansel expressed pleasure on
'having been hQnored by being chosen
to address this gathering of old peo
ple. After a few preliminary remarks
he asked them to go back with him
to the days of their child'hood and
review some forgotten things of these
by-gone days. He drew a vivid pie
ture of the Sunday school methods
of the days and told how Webster's
bl,e ber.k seller was used in con
aection with the study of the Bible,
and how, when they were able to spell
ba-ker-baker, they considered them
selves ready to graduate. He gave a
sonorous illustration of the old sing
ing matser -and bis do re mi's and
ther customs and ideas that were
prevalent and stylish in those days.
His Excellency waxed eloquent
ver the heroes of the 60's, many of
whom, adorned with their crosses, sat
before him. He praised the soldier
at the front-the soldier who sleeps
in other States and the soldier who
returned and so bravely .assumed the
burden of reconstructing his shatter
ed home and fortune. He said it was
these men and their example that
have made possible the new South,
with its resources, industries and in
ventions. He eulogized the mother,
wife and daiughter who Temained at
bome alone, unprotected, amid the
loneliness and anxiety of the soldier's
absence. He then paid the occasion
a most high -compliment by saying
that he felt more honored in address
ing the assembled congregation than
he would feel while talking to the
wise ones of all the nations under
the sun at Lake Mohonk, N. - Y.,
where he goes today to address the
Peace conference which convenes
there this week.
The closing prayer and benediction
was pronounced by avetearn preacher
and soldier, Rev. Mr. Lindler. Thus
ended a most belpful, uplifting and
News of St. Paul.
St. Paul, May 13.-Mr. David Liv
ingston and wife, of Newberry, re
aently visited Mr. H. F. Counts and
Mr. J. F. Epting spent Saturday
ight and Sunday with the family of
Rev. M. 0. J. Kreps, of Prosperity.
Miss Jessie Singley, of Prosperity,
ind sister, Miss Lucile, visited their
riend, Miss Willeeze Boinest on Sat
irday -and Sunday of last week.
Mr. Frank Rikard, of Newberry,
pent the latter partof last week with
is father, Mr. B. B. Rikard.
Mr. J. L. Epting, of Newberry, vis
ted friends in this section Saturday
ind Sunday of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Long, of the
achman Chapel section, spent Satur
lay night and Sunday with Mr. Levi
Mrs. Elizabeth Rikard, wife of Mr.
K W. Rikard, died at her home in
:he Jolly Street section Sunday, May
)th, at 6:30 o'clock, aged 34 years.
[he funeral service was held at her
1me on Monday morning, at ten
'lock and were conducted by her
astor, Rev. J. A. Sligh. She leaves
i husband .and five children and two
iters besides a host of friends and
elatives to mourn her departure.
irs. Rikard had been in failing
ealth for a long period of time and
vas ready to die.
Mr. Jacob Livingston is visiting
~riends in Newberry this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Graham, of the
~ew Hope section, spent Saturday
ight and Sunday with Mrs. Grah
m 's father, Mr. Paul Werts.
Messrs. A. J. Bedenbaugh and W.
. Kibler, of Newberry college, are
spending awhile at their homes here.
There a-re three graduates from out
>f the congregation here this year.
Kame: Messrs. A. J. Bedenbaugh, W.
. Kibler. and J. 0. Singley.
Little Mountain School.
The Little Mount.ain school will
ose witAh a picnic on Friday May 21.
[he exercises will commence at ten
'elock and will consist of a graduat
g essay by Nellie Shealy, the only
member of the graduating class, and
~ddress by Geo. B. Cromer and Rev.
. J. Sox. The public is invited.
Liked the Treatment.
A slater who 'was engaged upon
he roof of a house in Glasgow fell
rom the ladder and lay in an un
onsious state upon the pavement.
)ne of the pedestrians i~n the street
rushed to the aid of t.he poor man
md chanced to have a flask of spirits
u his pocket, and, to revive him be
;an to pour a little down his throat.
"Canny. mon, canny,'' said a man
okng on. ''or you'll choke him.''
The "'unconscious'' slater opened
s eyes and said quietly: ''pour awa'
NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
W. C. T. U. Entertainment on Friday
Evening Highly Enjoyable
Prosperity, May 17.-Mrs. Kreps,
who has been visiting her son, Rev.
Mr. Kreps, returned to Columbia to
Mr. Hart Kohn spent Sunday with
All our young men who aire stu
'dents at Newberry colleeg were home
Mr. Doscher, of Newberry college,
made a week-end visit to Mr. Walter
Judge' Thos. S. Sease, of Spartan
burg, and Mr. Leonard Sease, of the
county, were the guests of Mrs.
Wyche this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Walton, of
Newberry, visited Mr. Jim Werts'
family, and enjoyed Old Folks' Day.
Miss Isoline Wyche, who has been
teaching at Utopia, has returned
home for the summer. Her school
closed with appropriate exercises on
Mrs. A. B. Langley and child-ren
'have returned to Columbia, after a
visit to Mr. Kohn's family.
Miss Marie Lathan spent Sunday
with Mrs. C. M. Harmon.
Mrs. Kate Monts, of Little Moun
tain, has returned home after a visit
to Miss Gertrude Bobb.
Mrs. Toby Brown, of Spencer, N.
C., is the guest of her sister, Mrs. E.
Mr. Adam Bobb, of Columbia,
spent Sunday with his home people.
Mr. J. I. Wheeler, of Columbia,
was in the city last week.
Mrs' Murrell, of Peaks, visited at
Dr. Wheeler's last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Crosson and
Mr. McCarthy, of Leesville, came ov
er from Leesville in an auto and
spent Saturday and Sunday with rel
The W. C. T. U. entertainment Fri
day evening was highly enjoyable.
The auditorium was full of intsrest
ed listeners. Every one of the eight
declaimers acquitted herself with
eredit, and, as Mr. Dominick, sa'd
when -he presented the medal, each
one deserved a medal, though only
one, Miss Williamson, was the hap.
py recipient of a material manifasta
tion -of the approval with whieth her
reading was received. Messrs. W. A.
Moseley, Craig and Dominick acted
as judges. Mrs. Martin presided very
gracefully over the exercises. Mrs.
Browne and Miss Moseley rendered
four choice duets, and Mr. Kreps and
Miss Kohn sang a beautiful song "To
the end of the world with you.''
We wish we could give a full list
of' all the aged people who came and
enjoyed Old Folks' Day with us.
There were so many present that it
would b~e well nigh impossible to ob
tain all the names, therefore, we shall
not attempt to give any.
A wedding which was unusually at
tractive .and charminc was that of
Miss Mary Eleanor ~erbert to Mr.
Charles Francis Gilliam, solemnized
on Wednesday morning at the 'home
of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. I. Herbert, of Utopia.
Although the guests were limited
to about fifty relatives and a few in
timate friends, the house was decorat
ed with exquisite taste and beauty for
The guests were welcomed at the
door by Misses Bess Herbert and Ro
bena Gilliam, sisters of the bride and
groom. In the spacious hall, large
vases of nasturtiums were placed and
in one corner masses of ferns were
banked in a pyramid form. The
guests were led into the parlor whieh
had been converted into a bower of
beauty by garla.nds and festoons of
green and white. Half of t'he room
had been arranged for tihe bridal
party and from the center of this was
suspended a beautiful vine covered
arch. In the center of this arch were
intertwined the letters H and G done
in white and giving a delightful ef
feet against the green. From the top
of this arch were festooned white
crepe paper draperies in strips run
ning from t-he center to the different
windows and forming a canopy over
the bridal party. Just underneath
the mantel was placed a large mass
Promptly at 11:-30 o'clock to the
strains of Lohengrin 's Bridal Mare:.
played by Miss Isoline Wyche, two
little flower girls, Misses Mary Can
non and Helen Herbert, came down
the broad stairway whose bannis
ters. were vine garlanded, strewing
the path with lovely roses and rose
petals. Following them came the
maid of honor, Miss Annie Herbert,
attired in a beautiful white dress of
silken fabrie. Next came the groom
with his best man, Mr. George Gil
liam. The bride in a lovely robe of
cream silk came down with her fath
er, and was met by the groom just
underneath the arch.
During the ceremony, which was
performed by the bride's pastor, Rev.
J. M. Friday, of Newberry, Love's
Old Sweet Song was softly played on
After the ceremony the doors of
the room opposite the parlor were
thrown open and here the guests were
served an elegant course luncheon.
The decorations in this room, were
festoons of white and green, which
extended from the center of the ceil
ing to different parts of the room
where they were held in place by gar
'lands of ivy. In the center a large
letter G made in green was suspend
ed from the ceiling. Large vases of
beautiful roses were placed on the
bridal table. The other parts of the
room were beautiful with banks of
ferns while the mantel was covered
with vases of exquisite roses. Mrs.
I. P. Cannon had charge of this de
partment while serving were Misses
Alice Cannon and Rose Herbert.
The bride, after the luncheon
changed her costume for a stylish
rown traveling suit. They drove
to Newberry where they boarded the
Southern for Abbeville, the home of
the groom's parents.
Mrs. Gilliam, as Miss Mary Her
bert, graduated at Winthrop college
in th.e class of 1905. Since then she
has been a successful school teacher
for two and, a half years, having
taught for two years at the home of
the groom. Her many friends in and
around Abbeville will welcome her in
to their midst again.
Mr. Gilliam is a successful machin
ist, a man of great energy and ster
ling character. Mr. end Mrs. Gilliam
will go into their lovely new home
in Watts. Abbeville county, after
He Wasn't Much Help.
They stood on a downtown corner,
their arms itwined affectionately
around each other's shoulders, while
they continued to argue, amiably, but
firmly. The subject of their discus
sion was evidently one of the gravest
"I've got it,'' the unsteadier of
the two cried suddenly, looking tri
umphantly at the other. "I can't be
Tomlinson. Donsh member that man
ashked me how Mrs. Johnson was ?'
His friend was unconvinced. "That
donsh mean anything. Donsh he
know we live nexsh door each other ?
'Sides, I know that man who slapped
me on the back and called me John
son;'' and then they gazed bewilder
ed into each other's eyes.
"Ke'll have to ashk somebody,''
suggested one finally.
"All ri'; only donsh ashk rude,
ord 'nry people; wait until -zhentle
man comes along and shee what 'he
had to shay.''
So they propped themselves firmly
against a lamppost and waited.
Presently a fairly well-dressed man
approached, and one of them detained
him with an uncertain hand on his
"Shay, ol' man,'' he said. "in'
frien' an' I wansh you to shettle a
little dishipute for ush. One of uish
is Johnson and one of ush is Tomlin
son, but, in some mos' un'countable
way, we 've forgotten wish is whish.
You shee, he thinks he's me and I
think I'm him. Now, whash you think
'bout it ''
The newcomer looked at them
gravely for a moment, and then said
"Whash the names of the other
two zhentlemnen with you?''
Different ideas in all things obtain.
Even in buying books;
Some people buy them for what they
Some people for "De Luxe.
A DANCE WITH DEATH '
By Col. D. A. Dickert.
Written for The Herald & News. All rights reserved.
I have lost all knowledge of direction, but we continued east for
several days, meeting with little of consequence, intending to get
between Gen. Slocum's corps, on the extreme left of Sherman's
army, and that of Howard, of the centre. These corps, or wings
of the army, often march eight or ten miles apart, and it would
not be very hazardous to push our way between. We still called
ourselves Don Quixote and Sancho, and joked about the little inei
dents of our travel.
As we were merrily riding along one day, a regiment of Yankee
cavalry came out in the road behind us, from a cross road, laden
with great stacks of fodder tied to their saddles behind, which
showed they were a foraging party, and little likely to question
us. The head of the column passed us, while we continued to talk
and laugh loudly, to drive away suspicion. The commander smiled
at us, while the men guyed us greatly, and they yelled with wild
delight when Dixon's mule began to bray at the meeting with his
new-found friends. When they were all past I told Dixon that
now was our time to secure good mounts; that a troop of foragers
never rode in close column long, and soon some would lag behind.
Our old horse and old mule seemed to take on new life, and trotted
along briskly. We had formed our plot, and only awaited an op
portunity. Poor, unsuspecting devils; how little they dreamed
that a Nemesis was upon some of their tracks!
We kept from fifty to one hundred yards behind the Federal
troopers for several miles, until they came to a smfll stream, at
which some of them stopped to water their horses, while the others
ascended a steep hill beyond. We held up when within a hundred
or so feet of the stream, and I dismounted, as if to arrange my
blankets. One by one the borses left, as they drank their fill, and
continued up the hill, all being perfectly indifferent to our pres
ence, and fearfully unconscious of the danger that lurked in the
rear. All had left now but two. The bridle reins of one of these
had fallen over 'his horse's head while the animal was drinking,
and the trooper was trying to throw it back with his foot, while the
other sat watching with an amused look. I was on them before
either had time to think, with a cocked pistol in either hand, keep
ing their horses between me and the other troopers as much as pos
I told them in a low tone that they were prisoners, and not to
move or make a noise, on pain of instant death. They looked as
if petrified. While we were waiting for the others to pass over
the erest of the hill .they sat staring me in the face, their frighten
ed eyes boring like red hot steel into my very soul. Dixon often
laughed and said my eyes glittered like a snake's when I was un
der a great stress. They must have glittered, then, if ever, for I
lived an age while holding those men down. The moving of a hand,
the changing of position of one of their horses, or the glance behind
of one of their comrades, would have been the signal of instant
death -to the two, and to us 'a short while -afterwards, for we never
could :have escaped. I seemed to live a dezen lives. One moment
I relented of our hazardous act; then courage returned. My che4ks
would burn for a moment; then the chill would come. One moment
my breath would come as if I were suffocating, and my heart beat
as if it were bursting. I dared not take my eyes off the two men;
so I could not tell what t.he troopers in front were doing. It seem
ed to me that Dixon would never come to my relief.
No man, unless he has experienced such emotions, can ever real
ize the sensations it; gives -to be close upon the dividing line of life
and death: be 1'fe hanging in the balance, where the breaking of
a twig. the t- ruing of a head, and the life of himself and 1his com
r:'de would pay the forfeit. I realized, that we had taken desper
ate chances, and must be prepared for desperate emergencies. If
my feelings w.re such, what must have been the emotions of those
t wo in front of :e ? They knew that such men as we lay for them
at mneny places. onl~ awaiting -an opportunity. They must have
feb - if ther had been caught upon t.he crest of a great wave and
swept sea ward to the o'ean of despair. The beating of their hearts
mn-t have seemed the ticking of a death-watch. Their lives
must have passed before them as a great panorama.
At last ! A t last ! I heard the voice of faithful old Dixon speak
ne in my ear.
"We are safe,'' he said. The voice sounded as a voice 'afar off,
:''d I reeled fq my feet and felt as if I had awaked from a hid
" , ni't- x The whole time occupied could not have been more
t', three m'w.~ites.
rt-othe feelings of those who have followed my story
t.hu: f'r fmes me to pull the veil of darkness over the scenes that
now took place. It is useless to speak of them. Each will form his
-- 'de. --v. and it is best that it should be that way.
We were >ot a nl:.W well mounted again, with new overcoats, and
Dixon with a new pair of boots two numbers too .large. We turn
ed our course now to the west, intending to head off Gen. Slocum 's
corps of Union troops and connect with Hood's army, if possible,