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VOL XLVI 7t Wl SF5.
VOL XLVI NO 41 N~EWBERRY, S. (.. FRiDAY. MAY 21, 1909 TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
Mose Hipp And His Big Tree Vin- *
dicated by Dow, Jr.
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I notie-ed some time ago that Idler
tried to cast some insinuations on the
yarn of Mose Hipp's about the "big
tree in his yard." Mose is a great
fellow, but he made one mistake, and
that was concerning the age of this
renowned tree, and if Idler'or any
one else knew the memories and tra
ditions that cluster around its mam
moth trunk and spreading bough, he
would need not be told,
"Penman spare that tree, touch
not a single bough.'"
What the Charter Oak was to the
Hartfordites, that tree is to Dow, and
generationsand generations of settlers
of the Dutch Fork. Mose is only a
boy. and sad~ wrong. when h-e says
it is only c. e hundred and twelve
years old. That is only as far back
as he can remember. Why, that -tree
is one thousand years old, if it is a
day. It 'has always been there, and
its immediate aneestor must date
back to the pliocene age, taking on a
fork about t-en feet from the ground,
each fork rivaling the ordinary "big
trees" in size.
Dr. 0. B. Mayer, Sr., in one of his
Dutch Fork stories, spoke of it being
there during the Revolutionary war,
and it must have been quite as large
then as now. He says it was' in old
HunyuekSetzler's back yard, between
the dwelling and the kitchen. Under
its wassive foliage an old Dutch oven
had been built by old Hunyuek's an
cestors in which was baked loaves of
bread and pies by the dozens at one
baking. Now this Hunyuek was a
mighty man and could put "spells"
upon persons or things by the waving
of his 'hands. Dr. Mayer, who was
born and reared only a few miles dis
tant, and knew whereof he spoke, says
the British soldiers came by on bak
ing day and, noticing the beauty of
Hunyuck's girls all dressed in flaxen
home-made dresses, adorned, too. in
snow-white home-made linen aprons,
carrying great hampers of bread from
the oven, to the great dairy hard by,
the soldiers dismounted and craved a
piece of pie. The Hunyuck girls, im
bued with the :hospitality that is in
herited in Duth Fork, granted V1eir
Swish and 'handed each a piece of thae
coveted pie. But the troopers, en
tranced by the ravishing loveliness of
the girls, reached as if to encircle
their waists, thei-r mouths puckered
for a kiss, when slap! went Hun
yuek's hands, who had been watch
ing from behind the house, and the
"spell" was on the soldiers. There
they stood, their arms in 'half circles,
and months all pinched up for a kiss,
but unable to move or speak. Hun
yaek's girls interceded for the un
fortunates, and their father removed
the spell, as the girls asked, that the
soldiers might finish eating the pie.
Yet some evil-disposed persons were
mean enough to say it was not the pie,
but the kisses they wanted finished.
I heard Maj. C. H. Suber, who was
also from that section, tell of an inci
dent that happened under the shade
of this same old oak, and of Hun
vuek 's wonderful powers. A great
shooting match was to take place
here. the "Stone Hill" boys against
the best marksmen in the "Oak
WVoods."' Hunyuck's friends. The
game was a tie. When Hunwindle
Slice, the crack shot of the "Stone
Hills" would attempt to pull the trig
zer. Hunyuek would was his hand,
anid put a spell upon t'he rifle, then
it would wobble all out of direction.
The "Stone Hill'' boys had brought
-alonii Fundilwinder Sehwa'rts, who
could take ok the spell. So it went.
Sehiwarts would take off the spell, and
Hunyuck would put it st.raightway
'back, just as Hunwindle was about to
shoot. Hunyuck loved New England
rum. so t'he hill boys took advantage
*of Hunyuck 's failing, and enticed him
around the house to give him a drink.
But just at the instant Hunwindle
was pulling the trigger, old Hunyuck
ran around the corner, put the spell
on. and the bullet sped high above the
tree top, away to the left, and killed
a "dominicker" rooster, in old Betts
Miniek's yard, a mil-e away.
Hunyuck may be dead in the body,
butt his spirit and power still 'exist.
i-e was a foe to innovations. When
th p esion or cap guns began to
take the place of the flint and steel,
Hunyuek 's spirit rose in revolt. When
ever a percussion gun was fired any
where near the baliwick of the ol(
man, yon could hear in the distance
an answering crack of his famous
rifle. Then some one would call out,
"There goes old Hunyuck's gun; just
as well call up the dogs; no more luck
today." Many are the times, when
the boys and myself would be hunt
ing and hear old Hunyuck's gun, that
every dog would quit t:he trail, and
not a gun would shoot straight any
more that day. Some were foolish
enough to say it was "echo," but it
was nothing of the kind, for -it was
just as much difference between an
"echo'" and old Hunyuek's gun as
there is between day and night. Then
how comes it the dogs couldn't trail
and the guns shot crooked?
By a strange chance, Dow lived in
the house standing hard by this dear
old king of the great trees. during the
halcyon days just after the war. Un
cle Sam took umbrage st my rule of
conduct. and sent a body of troopers
one dark cold rainy night to overhaul
my offensive acts, and bring my "cor
pus'' to a safe mooring at the State's
capital. The night being very dark,
they brought along as pilots. "three
brethren in black." who had been my
playmates in our boyhood days. But
they liked my habits of life no better
than did the soldiers of Uncle Sam,
and they willingly stood ready at the
doors and windows to fell me, should
I attempt to escape. This gave the
troopers time to investigate. But just
then the spirt of old Hunyuck must
have come to my aid, for a spell was
put upon the "brethren in blaek,"
as well as the soldiers, long enough
for me to elude them and take re
fuge behind the dear old tree, so full
of memories and traditions. Now the
most curious part is to be told. From
that night to this day, nothing has
ever been seen or .heard of these
"three brethren in black." Whether
they ran against a "banshe," or
the powers of old' Hunyuck spirited
them away, will ever remain a mys
tery, along with the "Lost Atlantis,'
"Charley Ross,' and the "Striking
of Billy Patterson."
Mose Hipp but does his duty, in
defending the name and fame of old
Hunyuck's t-ree, and woe to the man
who dares ever to set an axe at its
roots, for the spirit of old Hunyuck
would haunt him and his descendants
till the end of time.
HAVE WE~ A HIGH SCHOOL?
Prof. W. K.' Sligh Says Prof. Ha.nd
-Puts us 25th-In Fact We Have
No High School
Editor Herald and News: Prof. W.
H. Hand'. State high school inspector,
writes that the Newberry school stands
25th in the .State on the basis of the
<work attempted. He has not finished
his report on the basis of quality of
work actually done. Newberry stands
not lower than 10th, possibly not low
er than 8th, in population. From this
it appears that a great many smaller
towns, some of them much smaller, re
quire more work than is required here.
Prof. Hand writes: "The State
high school hoard requires a school to
make a credit of 12 standard units
to be classed as a 3-year high school
and to make 14 units to be classed
as a 4-year 'high school. .I har-e just
copied Newberry 's report, submitted
by the superintendent. The school
will not make 12 units this year.''
He adds t'hat not many schools out
of 101 reporting will make 12 units.
It is a pity that a town the size of
Newberry is not on the list of high
T.he Observer says we are to have
~no more of a high school than we have
had for years, merely a separate
building. It says that our schools
once stood high. T'he trustees gravely
tell us that we now have a high schol.
So there you are. In another issue I
hope to call attention to some more
facts about our sehools.
WV. K. Sligh.
A certain newly elected Western
congressman .met a society bud of
Washington at his first reception.
'"Do von like Baizac?'' she quer
"Wal. I never played it.'' drawled
the Westerner. ''But I'm willin' to
tak a annd. '-Lipincott 's.
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY. I
Aull and Werts Families to Have Re
Prosperity. May 20.--Mrs. Morris
will be at home to t,he Palmetto club
on Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock.
Shakespeare 's women, especially Por
tia and Juliet, will be studied, with
appropriate quotations and remarks
of the members.
Mr. R.obt. Weleh, of Charleston,
has been on a visit to his daughter,
Mrs. Williamson and daughter,
Miss Mabel, of Newberry. visited
Miss Nannie Simpson last week.
Mr. C. M. Harmon, little Rebecca
and George Wise are spending this
week at Ninety Six.
Miss Lula Dowling, of Varnesville,
is the guest of Miss Jessie Moseley.
Mrs. Leland Schumpert and little
son, of Savannah. Ga.. are visiting
Mr. B. B. Schunipert's family.
Miss Della Bowers returned Thurs
day from a pleasant stay at St. Mat
Miss Mary Lizzie Wise has return
ed from a short stay in Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs. Forest Bedenbaugh.
of Columbia. are visiting Mris. Dray
On Friday last, Mr. Cecil C. Wyche
had the good fortune to be admitted
to the bar. We wish him success in
his chosen career.
Mr. and Mrs. Thornwell Haynes go
to Spartanburg today for a visit to
Mr. Haynes' mother.
Mr. and Mrs. Carper Kreps, of
Augusta, Ga., will arive Saturday for
an extended visit to Rev. Mr. Kreps.
Rev. and Mrs. A. W. Lindler were
the guests of Mr. Jay Counts over
On the 28 inst there will be a family
reunion of the Werts and Aull fam
ilies at Young's grove.
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Lathan visited
at Wise Hotel this week.
Quite a number of our men have
been fishing on Saluda and Broad
rivers this week. That all their hauls
were not water hauls we can testify
as we were so lucky as to receive some
of the fish. Many of them weighed a
pound. (Please express yourselves to
the fishermen on their extremely "big
Mr. Glen Metts of St. Phillips,
visited in the city recently.
On Tuesday evening the music pu
pils of Mrs. J. D. Quattlebaum gave
a delightful, informal recital at her
home at 4 o 'clock. The selections
were well chosen and well rendered.
On Friday evening of t-his week
Mr. and Mrs. Quattlebaum will be at
home in ihonor of Misses Isoline
Wyche and Laura Lester. These two
oung ladies are to leave our midst
very soon, so "Bon vayoge'' will be
the keynote of the occasion. Miss
Lester leaves Saturday for Columbia,
where she will enter training for one
of the noblest of professions-nurs
ing. On June the 7th Miss Wyethe
goes abroad for a year's study.
Mr. John L. Hunter is spending a
while with his son, Dr. G. Y. Hun
While .in t-be city Gov. Ansel was
the guest of Mr. A. H. Kohn and Mr.
A. G. Wise.
Mr. Toby Brown, of Spencer, N. C.,
arrives today. Mr. and Mrs. Brown
will go from here to Pomaria for sev
eral days' stay before returning
A VISIT TO GEORGETOWN.
By Rev. J. W. Wolling. D. D.
Georgetown is an ancient place as
our history goes. named for King
George and settled by Scotch Presby
terians. English high churchmen and
a good number of Freneh Huguenots.
The city spreads around Winyah Bay
and is embowered in beautiful,
spreading oaks draped in gray moss,
and adorned with noble magnolias
whose large white blooms perfume
the air. At this season of the year
everyt.hing is charming while a half
tropical atmosphere gives a sweet
languor to life
Our Methodist Oharch.
The object of my visit at this
time is to hold a series of services, or
protracted meeting as we would say,
in the Methodist ehurch. The huild
ing is new and modern in all its ap
pointmenlts and they now have a beau
iful non which cost $2,000.00, and
all paid for. The. congregation i;
large with a membership of three hun
dred. the largest cnirch in the city.
Yesterday witih a large congregation
present on a count of heads we found
every person present to be a member
of some evangelical chureh. The in
terest grows from day to day and
promises a good meeting.
A Pleasant Outing.
The brother with whom I am stop
ting has a beautiful machine, a new
Reo, and yesterday took me a spin
over the beautiful shell roads which
stretch out from the city. We went
along Black river and saw some of
the elegant homes where the rice plan
ters lived in other days in elegance
and luxury. Many of these 1homes
are now in 'the hands of Northern cap
italists who only come down here for
the winter. The extensive rice fields
are now all abandoned and only serva
for fis4hing and for duck ponds where
great droves of the mallards and can
vasbacks come to feed, and furnish
fine sport during the winter. At the
ferry I saw a couple of colored boys
leisurely fishing. while a la-rge mocca
sin. the first I had seen since the days
I used to fish on the Edisto river,
tried to get himself tangled up in the
The Winyah Graded School.
One of the ornaments of George
town is the new, modern school build
ing whieh has cost the city $60,000.00
and is not yet complete. But it is an
education in itself, a beautiful build
ing with ventilation, and heating and
lighting arrangements as near perfet
as they can be made. What a fatal
mistake to economize in such a work
as this, or hope' to -modify an old
building "to make it do,?' as they
say. When the work is being done
better spend $10,000.00 more and
make the plant complete and exten
sive enough. Prof. Willie C. Bynum,
of our townfi is at the head of this
school and is fast making it a great
success. Obeying Prof. Bynum's in
vitation to visit the school and talk
to the children I went at the apening
hour and had 450 children before me.
I spoke to them of the importance of
the music 4nd Latin courses and then
chose as my subject, "What you see
crossing the mouth of the Amazon
river," and at the close had quite an
ovation from the little fellows.
The furniture in the class rooms
is all that could be wished, individual
desks, rural tablets, maps and teach-.
ing charts. Indeed, everything to help
the feachers to do their work. Great
redit is due Prof. Bynum for the per
fet discipline of the school. I have
never seen better. After a year's use
of the new building there does not
appear a single pencil mark on 'the
walls nor a. defacement on the furni
ture or wood work. Prof. Bynum has
been re-elected and now has the right
to choose his own teachers. But
enough for this time.
Georgetown, S. C., May 15, 1909.
Reasons For Being Indignant.
Ladies' Home Journal.
There was something in the atmos
phere which told ;him that things
were not exactly t.he same. Silence
followed soon after the usual greet
ings, 'but at lengt<h she spoke. "Are
you aware, sir,'' she began, "that
one hand of the Bartholdi statue
measures sixteen feet five inehes?''"
"So I have heard," he nooded,
happy to be addressed again.
''The thickness of the head from
ear to ear.'' she pursued icily. ''is
''The nose is four feet six inches
" That 's right."
''The mouth is, three feet across.'
"I believe so. Just imagine it."
" The waist thirty-five feet
"Then will you kindly explain.
sir." she continued. " why you stated
in the poem which you addressed to
me that I remined you of the God
dess of Liberty'!"
Wigs-Old Gotrox is devoted to
music. There is a clause in his will
leaving $25,000 to establish a home
for poor singers.
Wag-How inadequate. Twenty
five million wouldn't begin to house
all the poorn singers.
WEDDED AT PISTOL'S MOUTH.
Young Man Visits Governor Ansel's
Office and Tells Thrilling Story
of Forced Marriage.
Columbia, May 19.-Had Governor
Ansel been in the city today he would
'have been called upon for some adL.
vice in a most unusual case. Just
about the time that the Coast Line
rolled in from the Pee-Dee a young
man sauntered into the office of th-e
governor. He gave a furtive glance
around him to see that all was quiet
and then spoke. What he said made
those who were present sit up and
take notice, for 'twas a pretty tale
the man was telling.
"Ye gods," ihe said, "me thinks
I can yet see pistols flashing, guns'
held in the hands of those who would
do me murder," this in melodramatic
fashion. But the thought of what
haid really happened sobered the man
to plain speech-for those around him
knew not yet what was the cause of
The visitor gave his name as C. M.
-Holliday, of Manning, and his peti
tion was that he be in some manner
relieved from a martial situation, in
to which the claims that he was fore
ed to enter Monday one week ago, at
the point of at least 25 pistols and
shotguns in the hands of kinsmen of
the girl they forced him to marry
at least to go through the ceremony
under threats of killing him.
Holliday-who looks to be about 21
years of age-says that he was out at
his 'home in the field when a crowd
came after him with pistols and
guns, and said: ''Come with us.'' He
went. The party .having entered .the
ch'arch, a minister was sent for, the
Rev. J. R. Funderburk, and Holliday
was told that he would !have to get
"But I don't want to get married,"
"We'll see about that," said the
The husband-to-be telling the story
today said: "And I could see the lead
moving around inside those guns, and
I decided to get married.'' The
preacher, said Holliday, didn 't want
to perform the ceremony, but was told
that he'had to, and then said he would
marry the whole family if necessary.
"Well, what happened?' Holiday
''It was just this way: Looking
down the muzzle of those guns I let
the preacher ask the questions, but I
never answered on'e of them. Yes,
the girl said 'yes' all the way th.rough
but I never opened my mouth. Just
after we left the chu.rch I skipped,
but they came after me again. Then
I rode across the country in a closed
buggy, and went to Pinewood, from
which place I took the train for Co
lumnbia. And I'll be fair to you, boys.
I am not going to stay here either.
IOf course, I am not tell you where
I am going, but I'll not stay 'here 'un
less t'he marriage can be annulled.''
Holliday was advised to consult an
attorney in the matter.
The, Limit of Laziness.
Dr. Charles A. Eaton, of the Madi
son Avenue Baptist church, sa.id in
the course of a brilliant after-dinner
speech in Cleveland:
'Laziness is respodnsilble for too
much of the misery we see a'bout us.
It is all very well to blame aleohol
for this misery, but to what heights
might we not all have climbed but
for our lizainess?''
He paused and smiled.
''We a:re too much like the super
nmerr in the drama.' "Be went on,
'who had to enter from the right
and say, 'My lord, the carriage
''m 'Look here, super,' s id the stage
'menae one night, 'I want you to
comeon romthe left instead of the
right after this, aud I want you to
trans'ose your speech. Make it run
here ter, 'The c'arriage waits, my
'''Be st:id;;! Mory study!' he
Sh ri .
C::llecr-Neie, is your mother in?
Nellie-Mother is out shopping.
Caller-When will she return, Nel
Nellie (calling back)-Mamma, i
ha shall I say now?I
The Fortnightly club met Tuesday
morning with Mrs. L. W. Floyd. It
was a very pleasant and enjoyable
meeting. The parlor and living room
were most tastefully decorated in
iweet peas, and the dining room was
ovely in a beautiful profusion of red
roses. A very novel guessing contest
was conducted, the answers to which
were given in the names of different
kinds of stitches. At the end of the
,ontest the ladies were invited into
bhe dining room and an elaborate
course luncheon was served. The
members present were Mesdames S.
B. Aull, W. H. Carwile, W. G. Hous
al, F. C. Holbrook, W. H. Hunt, L.
W. Jones, J. N. Martin, James McIn
tosh, J. E. Norwood, T. C. Pool. The
visitors were Mesdames W. C.
Schenck, P. G. Eliesor, R. Z. Thomas,
B. F. Goggans, 0. B. Mayer, J. T. "
Mayes, J. L. Bowles, Alice Robertson,
0. B. Cannon. J. K. Gilder, Herman
Wright, and George Johnstone.
The Wednesday. Afternoon club
met on Wednesday afternoon with
rs. Jno,. K. Aull. The time -was
most pleasantly spent by the ladies
present in pleasant conversation ov
r their embroidery, and after an- hour
of this delightful social intercourse,
Mrs. Aull served a dainty salad
course, The members present were
Misses Mary C. Burton, Fannie Mae
Carwile, Blanche Davidson, Camille
Evans, Maud Langford, Carrie Pool,
Sarah Robinson, Mesdames W. C.
Schenck and Herman Wright. The
visitors were Misses Fannie Mo
Caughrin and Ethel Bowers, and Mes
dames R. C. BoyLston, Frank Sligh,
and Frank Hunter. -
The Bachelor Maids will hold a so
,ial meeting on Tuesday afternoon at
5ix o'clock with Mrs. W. C. Sehenck.
Curing a Doctor.
An eminent physician of London,
who was remarkable for continuing
is visits to his rich patients after he
had turned -their d-isorders out of
loors, attended a lady of some celeb
rity in the world of wit for three
months after her recovery and regu
larly stayed with her until, in tihe
English manner, he received -his dis
missing fee of 5 guineas. Weary of
is expensive calls and -concluding
ihat to lessen the fee would be to
lose the visitor, she ventured to give
im 4 guineas at the conclusion of
is next call. He looked anxiously
n his hands, then on the carpet and
stood for some time in evident em
"Have you lost anything?"' inquir
ad the lady. .*
"Why, madam, I thought I had
hopped a guinea."
"It is only a mistake in the person,
sir,'' rejoined the fair patient. "It
s I who have dropped the guinea."
The doctor, of course, dropped his.
Marketing a New Product.
Mrs. Dexter, from somewhere
'down-state,'' was enjoying her first
ide in a crowded street car in Ohica
o. It happened that a health officer,
i the performance of his regular
luties, was taking a sample of the
iir in the car. Mrs. Dexter saw his
nanipulations, but could not under
tand them; so .she turned to a police-.
nan who was sitting next to her.
"I beg your ,pardon,'' she said,
'but -ean you tell me what that man
"Yes, ma 'am,'' answered the offi
~er. "He bottling the atmosphere."
"For mercy's sake!'' exclaimed
Mrs. Dexter. "What won't they do
ext! Do they ean the air and sell it
There are men living in Charleston
nd in possession of all their facul
:ies, who remember when the San
rancisco "graft'' trials began.
Kews and Courier.
Within one hundred years the
'conmon people'' will be an extinct -
ace in America, and aristocrats will