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VOL WLVI NO.44 NEWBERIRY~ S. (3,, FRIDAY. JUNE 4.1909 TWIOE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
TH; NEW; OF PROSPERITY.
ollege Stadeats Returning-Palmet
to Clab-M*rs. Browne's Music
Prosp;-riy. Junie 3.-Mr. Roscoe
Shealy who has been at Athens, Ga.,
for some time is at home on a visit.
Miss Jessie Moseley entertained the
U. D. C. on Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. R. M. Monts, of Parrott, Ga.,
is spending the summer months with
his parents near St. Lakes.
Dr. and Mrs. E. H. Kibler, of New
berry, spent several days of last
week with Mr. A. A. Singley's fami
Miss Ethel Counts returns Saturday
from her school at Hampton.
Miss Annie Moseley returns Fri
day from the Presbyterian college at
Mr. H. J. Rawl spent Sunday in
Mr. Charlie Sehumpert, of Atlanta,
is with his parents for several days.
Mr. Fred Schumpert, of Bath, Ga.,
is at home on a visit to his mother.
The Palmetto club will be enter
tained Friday afternoon by Mrs.
Quattlebaum. Empress Josephine's
beautiful cha.racter and sad life will
be the subject study for this occa
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bedenbaugh,
of Atlanta, are spending their vaca
tion with his father, Rev. Z. W. Bed
Misses Willie May Wise and Clara
Gibson returned today from Winthrop
Mr. W. R. Elmore is the guest of
his daughter, Mrs. E. B. Kibler.
Misses Toy and Helen Lathan, of
Little Mountain, and Miss Lizzie Me
Crackin, of Newberry, are at Wise's
Mr. Geo. Brown and Miss Minnie
Boyd Brown went to Due West Tues
day in order to be preesnt at the
graduating exercises of their brother,
Mr. Young Brown
Miss Isoline Wyche left Monday
for Paris via Rock Hill. She sails
from Philadelphia Saturday and will
remain in Paris a year. We wis:h her
bon voyage and much success.
Mr. and M-rs. A. G. Wise and Mr.
Birge Wise -ran down to Savannah
Misses Verna and Lila Summer, of
Newberry, are the guests of Miss
Miss Anna Desrrick returned last
Thursday from Marion college, l'ar
Misses Ruth and Chloe Groseeloss\
of Ehrhardt are with their aunt, Mrs.
Miss Susie Langford is in Colum
bia attending upon the commencement
at her alma mater, the Columbia col
Mrs. Black, who ihas been visiting
in Eh'rhardt for some time returned
Mrs. C. M. Harmon and little Rie
becca visited Miss Myrtle Dennis at
Newberry last week.
Miss Kate Thompson returns from
Dne West Female college, today, from
which she has just graduated.
Miss Emi Kohn has returned from
a visit to Columbia.
Messrs. Walter Ruff. Pat Coleman.
Fred Summer and Frank Hipp, came
down Wednesday evening for the re
Mr. Young Brown after successful
ly completing his course at Due West
rreturns home to<ay for the summer.
Miss Laura Koon, of Pomaria, is
with Mrs. Julia Sehumpert for sav
Mrs. Browne 's recital Wednesday
evening was of an unusual excellence.
The more than a score of students ac
quitted themselves with credit to
themselves and their painstaking, care
ful teaclu'. rh.e p orr'- w-a V eli
'chosen, the solos being enterspersed
with duets and quartettes and sex
tettes and the duets by Miss Kohn
and Mr. Harry Kreps were well re
ceived and applauded as well as the
chorus, "Nancy Lee" by the entire
class.: The packed auditorium attest
ed to the pleasure and eag-rness with
which this annual musical is always
Pellagra at Spartanburg.
Spareburg, June 1.--John C.
Wood. aged fifty-three years, a well
known citizen, died at his home he-re
this mornng of pellagra. He had been
ill three months.
THE NEWS OF ST. PAUI
The Crops Behind-Base Ball Satur
For Stealing Cat.
St. Paul, June 3.-There has bee]
plenty of rain for the past few week.
in this section, which has caused tht
crops to look some better, but ever
yet everything seems to be a fev
weeks behind last year. However
there can be a. great cha,uge in
week's time if the nights continui
Misses Ula Ray Sligh and Nanni<
'Mae Sligh spent Saturday night an<
Sunday with the family of Mr. B. B
Mr. and Mrs. T. Brown, after e
pleasant visit to Mrs. Brown's moth
er, Mrs. Lizzie Boinest, have returne<
to their 'home at Spencer, N. C.
'The Jolly Street ball team wil
cross bats with the Yw Hope tean
Saturday evening. Th-e game will b<
played on the New Hope diamond
This will be the first undertaking witE
Jolly Street team as it has only beer
organized a few weeks.
Miss Willeeze Boinest visited Mr
Jacob Koon's family at Pomaria Sat
urdav and Sunda'v last week.
Mr. John Baker. of the Long LanE
section,, accompanied by Mr. Holland
Wilson, visited a short while in thii
section Sunday afternoon. returning
to their home Saturday night.
The school here which has beer
taught by Mr. F. A. Boland for the
past four of five 'years closed or
May 15. Mr. Boland has been re
eleted for another year. There was
some talk of having a picnic at the
close of this school, but it was post
poned until the latter part of June
It is hoped that Mr. Boland will soor
iannounce the date, so that all may en
joy a good old fashion picnie dinner
There will be a pienic in this sec
tion on July 24, about which more
will be written at a later date.
Misses Katye Counts and Louise
Counts spent Saturday night and
Sunday with Mr. Herbert Livings
ton's family near Pomaria.
Mr. Jacob H. Livingston spent the
'first part of the week in Pomaria.
The farmers are getting very busy
gathering their grain. It seems as ii
it will turn out better than was ex
pected it would.
Several of our young folks will at.
tend commencement at Newberry col
lege next week.
A wihite man prosecuted a negr<
'woman for stealing his cat, and thE
pegro woman was tried or
Monday morning before the magis
trate of number 11 township. Regrel
that the results of the trial have nol
been learned as yet. Will write more
about it later. This is the first cal
trial ever heard of in this neighbor.
hood, so perhaps it will be well t<
take warning and not to pet a ca.l
that does not belong to you. T'his
man values his cat at $25.00.
Mrs. Margaret Kinard has beer
very sick for the past week but is
thought at this time to be doing som~
Mr. E. B. Wicker has a severe at.
tack of stomaeh trouble but is able
to be up again.
Mr. and Mrs. George Cromer, od
Prosperity, spent Sunday with Mr
W. D. Wicker and family.
Mrs. Lizzie Boinest spent a weel
with her daughter, Mrs. E. 0. Counts
of Prosperity. quite recently.
Miss Bettie Singley. who has beer
teaehing music here for severa
months, has returned to her home ir
Mr. and Mrs. John Aull, who cam<
over from Leesville to attend the re
imiion of the Aull family at Young':
grove on last Friday stayed over
few days with his brot'her. Mr. Geo
B. .. 11.
Lightning Kills Man and Mule.
Anderson. June 1.-A bolt of light
ning that came from an apparently
cloudless sky late yesterday kiile
Jim Byrd, a negro plough hand, on th<
'plantation of Mr. J. A. Clinkscales
south of Anderson and the fine muli
he was working. Sam Clinkseales
the yaun g son of M:-. J. A. Clink
sales, who was ploughirs- two hun
dred :.ards away, was krwLde<l dowl'
and badly stunned, and is in bed fron
his inptries. His muPb was a
MR. D. A. TOMPKINS AGGRIEVED
He Says here was no Contest Be
tween Himself and Mr. Parker
Washington. June 2.-D. A. Tomp
kins, of Charlotte. is in Washington
and seems much aggrieved because of
the stories sent out from Richmond
-last week to the effect that there had
been a contest at the cotton manufac
L turers' mee-ting, and that he had been
defeated for president by L. W. Par
ker, of Greenville.
The facts as they are obtainable
here appear to be as follows: There
was no contest. Tompkins is a past
president, and therefore, in so far as
the presidency could commis the as
sociation to -him, it has been commit
ted for seven or eight years. At least
his name was not mentioned as a can
dicate at the last convention, and Par
ker became president by a sort of
succession, he having been made vice
president a year ago, and there is a
.sort of- rule of the association that
the vice president succeeds to the
presidency. There was not the slight
est debate betw-een the two men. Mr.
Tompkins had been invited to make
an address to the association upon the
subject of the tariff. This he did, and
h-is address was well received.
At the meeting of the board of
governors subsequently held a compli
mentary resoluLion of approval of the
address was passed by the board and
recommended to be presented and
'passed by the association. From the
-board this resolution went to a com
mittee on resolutions Wlhich made two
reports. A majority report recom
men-ding and approving all of
what Mr. Tompkins said in
his address ,excepts only
the recommendation of a tariff com
mission. Then there was a minority
report recommending the whole of
Mr. Tompkins' address, including the
Atarif commission. When the resolu
.tion was read before the convention,
and these two reports were read, Mr.
Parker made a motion that the minor
ity report be adopted, whieh was for
the recommendation of the speech,
and the recommendation of the whole
of it, including the tariff commission.
Mr. Parker spoke at some length,
and his motion was unanimously car
News of Pomaria.
Pomaria, June 3.-We have had
[some very refreshing showers which
were very favorable for gardens and
There will not be much fruit around
Pomaria this year as it was destroyed
ln the early spring.
Harvest time is on and everybody
iis busy witlh his grain. There was not
[much wheat sown in this section, oats
are generally good.
Mr. V. H. Rogers has been in our
town this week canvassing for the
Globe Medicine Co.
The Pomaria ball team will play
Va game of ball with some team at Mr.
~Jno. P. Wicker's on the 3rd of July.
!Mr. Wicker will give a first-class bar
'be'cue at his home on that day.
Mr. Ben. M. -Setzler had -the mis
Sfortune to lose a fine milk cow last
week for which he ihad been offered
$75.00 some time ago.
Dr. R. K. Killingsworth, who is a
professional dentist from Columbia,
twill be at Pomaria on Thursday, Fri
day and Saturday, June 10, 11, 12 for
three days only. He has done a great
deal of work here which has been
MissAnne Folk came home on
W \ednesday from Winthrop college
;for tihe summer vacation.
Dr. Z. T. Pinner went over in the
SCaldwell section Wednesday on pro
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. P. Setzler, Mrs.
R. H. Hipp, and D. Z. T. Pinner spent
ISunday with Mr. L. I. Feagle 's family
making the trip in an auto car.
IIMiss Ida Mae Slhealy returned to
Columbia on Monday.
Miss Ethel Seybt is visiting rela
tives in Prosperity this week.
The R. F. D. 's had holiday Mon
One of the hardest rains fell here
that has fallen this summer, doing a
tgreat deal of damage to crops and
CHIEF OF POLICE ARRESTED.
Batesburg Officer is Charged With A
Lexington, June 2.-Mr. John J.
Darby, chief of police of the town of (
Lexington, was arrested yesterday by
Deputy Sheriff Sim J. Miller upon a y
warrant sworn out by a woman of that a
town, charging him with assault with c
intent to ravish. Mr. Darby was t
brought to Lexington and was im- a
mediately released upon a $2,000 bond c
signed by Messrs. M. E. Rutland and I
J. A. Whitten. of Batesburg. t
The crime is alleged to have been i
committed on or about the 7th day of 3
February, this year. Mr. Darby and a
his friends declare that he is inno- '
cent, and that it is a conoocted scheme a
to injure him because of his untiring h
efforts in rounding up the band of 0
thieves, who had been operating in v
'Batesburg for several weeks, and
which finally resulted in the arrest of
three young men. Mr. Darby employ
ed two detectives to work up the case,
and one of the men arrested was the
son of the woman who has brought C
the warrant against Darby. This, it
is alleged, incensed the woman, and
the a.rrest of Darby upon the very ser
ious charge of attempted criminal as
sault followed yesterday. Thre fact
that more than three months were al- t
lowed to elapse before she issued the v
warrant, the friends of the chief as- A
sert, shows conclusively. that it is -A y
concocted scheme. r
It is said that strong evidence I
against the woman is on hand, and
her arrest on several charges will
probably follow within the next day o
The woman is a widow, her hus
band having died about two years p
ago. She has been operating a board
ing house in Batesburg since her hus
band's death. It is said that she will
enter suit against the town of Bates- b
burg for $20,000 for having removed
from her home an electric light me
. Mr. Darby moved from Chester to n
Batesburg about two years ago, and h
has made a most excellent police offi- t
cer. He has been unrelenting in his C
efforts to put the ban on crime of all tj
kinds in the town, and has made a
host of friends. It is said that the
town of Batesburg will "stand by" '
him in this trouble, and that he will
have no trouble in making a strong y
defence. His arrest caused no little c
sensation at Batesburg.
News From St. Phillips.C
St. Phillips, June 3.-The crops aret
smaller in this section than they have i
been for many years.C
The gardens in this section are look
ing fine. Some of our neighbors havev
already had beans. V
The people in this section have been I
busy gathering their grain crop. The t
oats crop in this section is very good ,
but was still better last year. The r
wheat crop is very short but it pays a
to plant it to knock the eight dollar t
barrel in the head
There will be services at St. Phil- r
,lips the second Sunday at three p. m. a
Mr. and Mrs. William Saunders a
spent Sunday with Mrs. Anna Sheely. t
-Mrs. Sallie Kibler, Mr. G. W. Sheely t
and family, and Mrs. W. F. Ruff and .t
son also spent the day with her. o
Mr. Dan DeHardt spent Sunday a
with his father. Mr. Dan DeHahrt, Ia
near Silver Street. c
The beautiful summer time has ar -c
rived and the barbecues will begin and 3
Ithe boys will carry their sweet hearts t
around and will set them up to the
most delicious dinner and good old 2
ERSKIN~E HONORS TWO ALUNI
Confers Degree of LL. D. Upon Judge jI
Ira B. Jones and Mr. J. C.
Due West, June 1.-The board of c~
trustees of Erskine college today con- it
ferred the honorary degree LL. D.
upon Chief Justice Ira. B. Jones, of
the supreme court of South Carolina,
and upon Mr. J. C. Hemphill. editor Is
of the Charleston News and Courier. r
It is a fact worth noting that Judge d
Jones and Mr. Hemphill were college t
mates at Erskine, and were members ,r
MR. KENNEDY ACQUITTED.
finister Charged With Cruelty to
Animals-No Case Was Made
'olumbia State, 3rd.
Rev. A. B. Kennedy was relieved
esterday of the charge of cruelty to
nimals. And the dog that went to
hurch get a very bad name. This is
be result of the case that grew out of
n occurrence at the First Baptist
hurch last Sunday. Magistrate
'owles, after hearing the evidence for
be prosecution, indicated that there
as no use to proceed further, but
fr. Kennedy's friends wished to have
s a. part of the record the testimony
1 .his behalf. This was acceded to
nd then the magistrate announced
is decision, there had been no ease
f cruelty made out and the charge
as dismissed, he said.
TO MEET IN JULY
4l. Aull Has PerfectedArrangements
For South Carolina Press Asso
ciation Meeting in Greenville.
The South Carolina Press associa
on will meet in the city of Green
ille July 6, 7, 8. President E. H.
Lull of Newberry, was in the city
esterday looking after the final ar
angements for the meeting and ex
iressed himself more than pleased
,ith the present outlook of affairs.
This is the first time in many years
iat the association has determined
a meeting in this city. That the peo
le of Greenville will do all in their
ower to entertain the editors, is
eedless to say. However, it is an
nportant fact to mention that
rreenville will be better equipped
)r this meeting t!han she has ever
een before an account of the fact
iat the editors will make their head
ua:rters in the new Ottaray hotel.
Among the speakers and writers of
ote who have been invited and who
ave signified their appreciation of
e invitation are Hon. James R.
ray, editor and general manager of
e Atlanta Journal, Lucian Knight,
Lanaging editor of the Atlanta Geor
ian, Frank L. Stanton, well known
orgia author, Evelyn Harris, of the
outhern Bell Telephone Company;
.W. Hunt, of the Southern Railway
mpany, Dr. Lee Davis Lodge, of
imestone college, in company with
2h brilliant men as M'aj. J. C.
enphill, editor of the News and
ourier, Capt. Win. E. Gonzales, edi
>r of the Columbia State; Hon. J.
.Caldwell, editor of the Charlotte
Many etertainments will be pro
ided for the editors including a fr
ial reception, and address of wel
omne. The next day at ten o'clock
he first business session of the asso
iation will be lheld in the assembly
oom of 'the Ottaray, together with
nother session at three o'clock, af
er whieh there will be a car ride
round the city, or an automobile
ide. Wednesday night $iere 'will be
n informal reception to th-e visitors
t the Poinsett club while Thursday,
be last day of the meeting will be
aken up in tihe regular business of
he association. After the three
'clock session there will be another
uting arranged and Thursday night
t the Ottaray the convention will
lose by an elegant banquet and re
eption to the vistors tendered by
iss Quinn. the manager of the Ot
The committees whichi have been
ppointed to act with tihe 1:>cal press
re as follows: From the board of
rade, J. Thos. Arnold, D. C. Durman,
nd. C. F. D)ill.
From the Merchants association,
Valter West. L. A. James and Jesse
The .e commiittLes will be asked to
eet hi the board r f trade rooms to
ay at noon to take up matters in
onnect ion win! the entertainment of
he editors and their families.
Dr. Wilfred T. Grenfel, the famous
,ab ~"r explor'er :'nd -"eial worker.
ajvs that in the interaK. of the cam
aignl against tuberculosis, he has in
ued most of the natives to weave
he motto. " Don't Spit'' in their
ugs, instead of other homely sayings,
rhic wer formerly used.
NEWS OF SILVER STREET.
Farmers Complain of the Rain-First
Service in New Lutheran
Silver Street, June 3.-Rain, rain
and then some more rain, and General
Green is getting fat, but black ber
-ries are getting ripe and beans and
Irish potatoes are on the list so the
farmer will live awhile yet.
The lands are badly washed by the
heavy rains in this section.
The Silver. Street Lutherans had
their first services in their new church
last Sunday. Rev. S. P. Koon preach
ed an excellent sermon to a large con
gregation and received one member
by confirmation, one by baptism. The
church was filled to its utmost.
Mr. Lawson Fellers and family,
spent Sunday at Mr. K. S. Stillwell's.
Mr. and Mrs. Charley Long, of Sa
luda, spent sunday night with Mr. J.
Rev. and Mrs. S. P. Koon were
the guests of Mr. B. M. Havird Sat
Messrs. T. B. and S. B. Hawkins,
of Prosperity, were at D. L. Ham's
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Paysinger, of
Newberry, were in town yesterday.
The merchants here report fine bus
iness for this'season of the year.
Cotton in this section is looking fine
notwithstanding the wet weather.
Rev. S. P. Koon, pastor of St.
Lukes church has a large congregation
and is doing a splendid work for the
church. He has built a parsonage at
St. Lukes which is a beautiful build
ing, and has also built a chorch here
which cost about two thousand dol
lars. Rev. Koon is a persistent work
er and a pastor of great energy. The
members all love him and are well
'pleased with his work.
LONGEST DAY HE EVER SAW.
Mr. .W. A. Fant Spent a Sabbath .in
"Last Sunday a week ago was the
longest day I ever spent," said Mr.
Wood A. Fant today.
'I had been down to Due West
doing some work on the ears of the
Due West railroad,'" continued Mr.
Fant, ''and had to stay over there
Sunday. It was a long, dull day. No
body went about the streets. Not a
buggy or automobile or anything else
passed through town. Even the chick
ens di~ not crow Sunday morning, as
they do on other mornings.
''In the afternoon I slipped away
from my hoarding house and took a
long ramble down on the braneh. I
did not let anybody see me, you may
be sure. I saw some rabbits gamn
boling on the baseball ground, but
they had a scared look, as if they
were afraid the town marshal would
come along and shoo them away.
''I have heard that the people of
Due West will not eat eggs that are
laid on Sunday, but I do not know
whether this is true or not. But I
do know that Sunday in Due West
Iis a long, lonesome affair.
''Due West is a good town, but,
like good people, it is lonesome."
It is the little foxes that know the
grape vines and it is tihe little deeds
of kindness that keep our hearts in
touch with each other.
Making my rounds Wednesday
'about eigibt miles from town, ini a
prove near one of my patrons'
homes, I saw a table, decorated with
flowers. Coming near, -little Sim.mie
Longshore -eame running out and said
to me: ''Uncle Pete, this is my brith
day. I am 6 years old today. You
mut take dinner with me. Drive in
I drove in the grove and did jus
tice to the splendid spread. Little
Simmie, I hope you will have many
happy returns of the day, and that
you may grow up to be a big man
but that your heart may be ever gen- 7N
tle and kind, and that you may go
down to old age, doing little acts of
kindness. Unete Pete.
Dr. Shannon of Edinburgh, recent
ly stated that out of the 1,000 city
Ichildren under three years of age ex
amined by him, 647 had tuberculosis.