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VOL XLVI NO. 58 NEWBERRY, S.C0., FRIP DAY. JULY 23.1909 TIEAWE.S.0AYA
NEWS OF PROSPE ITY.
.Dea;th of Mr. Jacob Gibson.-Pleasant
Suggestion For To-day.
Prosperity, July 22.-Grace con
gregation has granted their pastor,
the Rev. M. 0. J. Kreps, a vacation
during the month of August. He has
ionented to fill the pulpit of the
Church of the Ascension in Savannah
during this time.
Mrs. Matthew Boozer has been on
a visit to M.r. Sam Cannon's family in
Miss Gertrude Simpson has gone
to New Brookland to attend t:he Sun
day School convention there this
Mr. E. 0. Counts has been unaui
mously elected to the superintendency
of the school at St. Luke's.
Mr. D. M. Lanford made a week
end visit to Columbia.
Miss Nellie Birge, of Austin, Texas,
is on an extended visit to relatives
here and in other portions of the
State. It is quite a pleasure for the
old friends of her father, Mr. W. S.
Birge, to see again the daughter of
thEir former townsman. Miss Birge
is a .ecent graduate of the University
of Texas, and a very charming young
Miss Olive Counts is with Miss
Julia Schumpert for several days.
Miss Susie Langford has gone to
Barnwell to visit friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Holland Miller, of
Union, spent last week with the form
er's sister. Mrs. Lang Merchant.
Misses Hattie and Leila Groseclose
have gone to Williamston Springs to
sepnd some time.
A bevy of our fair maids boarded
a spring wagon and went for a picnic
to the woods Tuesday afternoon. Ev
erything passed off pleasantly. not
withstanding the fact that some were
le?rhed while there.
Mrs. W. A. Moseley has returned
from a visit to Mrs. Nellie Gibson at
Mr. Cecil Wyche. of Spartanburg.
spent Sunday wit:h his parents.
.Mrs. J. Frank Browne and little
Elizabeth have gone to Connelly's
Springs, N. C.. for a week's visit with
relatives. Mr. Browne accompanied
them as far as Spartanburg.
Miss Magoie Boozer. of Newberry,
.is at Mrs. F. E. Schumpert's.
Mis MytleTaylor is visiting Mr.
D.J aylor 's fami.ly.
'Mess-rs. J'ames and Tom Johnson,
of Newberry, spent Sanday with Dr.
W. A. Simpson.
IMr. Tom Wicker, of Newberry,
and Dr. Fishburne, of Columbia, came
0o our city and enjoyed a fishing party
under the guidance of Mr. Birge Wise.
Miss Bt acham and Miss May. of
Atlanta. Ga.. are the guests of Mrs.
S. L. Fellers' family.
M'rs. Bnek left Monday for Rural
Retreat. Va.. where she w'as called on
'eceount of illness in is family.
Prosperit. and Hr. rtford crossed
bats on the l-atter's diamond Monday
afte'rnoor Prosperity came out ahead,
We !have a pleasant suggestion for
Fridav. Enjoy yourself early in the
morning by reading The Herald and
News. Then let it remind you to go
to Young's Grove as soon as you've
finished and enjoy yourself at the
Benevolent Barbecue.'' The refresh
ments will be for- the mental, as well
as the physical man.
Mis5 Lucile Counts, of Mt. Tabor,
is visiting Miss Grace Burton R.eagin.
Mr. I. E. Long is on a visit to his
Drents in the suburbs.
On Tue?sday Mr. Hart Fulmer. an
old soldier of the gray, went to Co
lumbia to enter the old soldiers'
home. We believe he is the first one
from our midst to avail qhimself of this
On Tuesday morning at four o'clock,
Mr. Jacob Gibson, one of our oldest
veterans, was awakened by the
reveille from a brighter and better
country. For several days Mr. Gibson
had been very ill, and he was uncon
seou most of the time. Medical skill
was of no avail to this kindly man.
yth had served his family and coun
try so well during nearly four score
ears and ten. Mr. Gibson was es
eemed and respected by all who
knew him. and he will be greatly
missed from his accustomed place at
home. at chu<reh and at 'his lodge. His
remains were carried to Nazareth
MRS. HAYES' DEATH.
*Gen. Clement A. Evans, Commander
in-Chief, Issues Order to the
United Confederate Veterans.
New Oirleans. -July 19.-Official an
nouceinent of the death of Mrs. J.
,Addison Hayes,. the last surviving
child of President -Jefferson Davis of
the Confederate States of America,
was made to the United Confederate
Veterans in a 21eneral order issued this
1fternown fro:n the headquarters of
Ithat orranization in this citv. The
order issued by command of Gen.
Clement A. Evans. commander-in
e chief,.., as follows:
"With extreme sorrow t1he general
commanding makes official announce
ment of the death of the last memberl
of the immediate household of Jeffer
son Davis, our beloved and only pres
ident. Mrs. J. Addison (Margaret)
Haves died at her home in Colorado
Springs late yesterday afternoon.
"Like her distinguished mother.
Mrs. Hayes did not enjoy the best of
h,alth and was denied the pleasure of
attending the reunions of the U. C.
V., to the same extent as her charm
ing sister, 'Winnie.' Yet she was
often able to be present at the annual
gatherings and the 'boys' of the Con
federate armies ever greeted her with
that hea-rty affection that they feel
for her immortal father.!
Mrs. Hayes' Body Cremated.
Colorado Springs, Col., July 19.
The funeral of Mrs. J. Addison Hayes,
daughter of Jefferson Davis, only
president of the Confederacy, will be
held at the family home Wednesday
morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. Arthur
N. Taft. of St. Stephen's Episcopal
chu.rch and Rev. Harry Rugers Rems,
of Grace Episcopal church officiating.
Following the services the ashes of
the body, which was cremated to-day
at Riverside crematory, Denver, will
be placed in Evergreen cemetery,
Colorado Springs., where the urn will
remain until fall. Then the ashes will
be taken to Richmond. Va., the
former home of Mrs. Hayes. Th-,re
'services will be held at St. Paul's
church. in which the funerals of all
I members of the family of Jefferson
Davis have been ehld
Next Sunday funeral services will
be held in botih Episcopal churches of
BOLT OF LIGHTNING KILLS
Mrs. Tally Rabon of Horry County
Struck Dead During Heavy
Conway, July 21.-During a heavy
thunderstorm yesterday Mrs. Tally
Rabon, who lives near Cool Spring, in
this county. was struck by lightning
and killed. Her step-father, Mr.
Abram Rabon, who stood only a few
feet from her, was struck by the same
bolt and knocked unconscious. His
shoes were also knocked from his
feet. Mr. Rabon never regained con
siousness until several hou-rs after
Mrs. Rabon 's husband and children
knew nothing of the sad occurrence
until several hours after, when re
turning from the tobacco field where
they had been filling a barn, they
found the dead body lying in the yard
and only a few feet away t'he uncon
sious form of another. The man and
woman were in the yard when struck,
they having started to the well dur
ing the heaviest of the lightning.
Methodist church, in .Edgefield, early
Wednesday morning, where the inter
ment took place. The funeral was
conducted by the Masons, Dr. Hunter
acting as Master of Ceremonies. Mr.
Gibson resided with his son, M'r. W.
J. Gibson. on Brown street. He leaves
three sons. Messrs. W. J.. Rufus and
Irving Gibson. of the county.
IMiss Varie Barre, of Jo'<nston, has
returned from a visit to h.frs. E. W.
Mr. Allen Lester has retu>rned from
his Citadel Minstrel tour of the Sta.te,
and will remain at home during the
Mrs. .Joyner and daughter. of Hel
ena. Ga.. are with Mrs. Jovner's
daugter. Mrs. Robert Pugh.
Miss Rluby W'>eeler is visiting in
ANDERSON CASHIER SHORT.
J. T. Holleman Disappears, Leaving
of the Bank of Anderson.
And-rson. July 20.-J. T. Holle
man, who for two years has been
cashier of the Bank of Anderson, and
who for four years was assistant
cashier. ia.s been found short in his
accounts .approximately $35,000. and
has left for parts unknown. In the
eash drawer of the bank he left a let
ter, addressed to President B. F.
Mauldin. in which he made a clear
cut and complete confession. saving
that .he lost the money in speculating
in cotton futures. Rather than face
his friends, he said in the letter, he
would flee, and this he did on Sunday
morning. when lie left :supposedly on
his annual vacation.
Tie people of Anderson are se
verely stunned. for there was no man
in Anderson who enjoyed the confi
dence and esteem of the people more
than did Mr. Townes Holleman.
The board of directors issued the
following statement to-day:
"The board of directors of the
Bank of Anderson make the following
statement in regard to the shortage
of J. T. Holleman in his accounts as
cashier, which came to the knowledge
of the officials last night: After care
fully looking into the affairs of the
bank we find the amount will be about
$35.000, and inasmueh as the capital
stoek is $150,000 and the surplus
$225,000, making a total of $375,000
to which is added the liability of the
stockholders, $150,000. making a to
tal available for creditors of $525,000,
the public can realize that the stan1
ing of the bank is not impaired and
that the business of the bank, with
its well-known ability to accommodate
its customers, will not be lessened.
The loss will be charged off to-morrow
when t;he bank examiner ascertains
the exact amount."
Statement Causes Consternation.
This statement was signed by Pres
ident B. F. Mauldin. Vice President
J. A. Brock. Attorney Joseph N.
Brown and five directors.
No statement ever issued in Ander
son occasioned greater surprise and
consternation. The officials of the
banik knew nothing of the matter un
til last night. Mr. Holleman left the
bank Saturday afternoon, supposed
ly with the ~intention of going away
or a vacation of a week or two. He
told his associates in the bank of his
intention last week and he left with
their fullest permission, and they did
not dream that there was anything
wrong. He is supposed to have left
the city some time Sunday. It is not
known w'here he has gone.
The bank was opened as usual Mon
day mornin'g and everything ran
smoothly during the day. When Mr.
A. H. Sharpe, assistant cashier, went
to balance the cash last night he
found in the cash box a letter address
?d to Mr. Mauldin, the president. He
also saw that there was something
wrong witih the cash. Mr. Sharpe
ent for Mr. Mauldin, who was at
his home and the lette3r was opened
and read. In it Mr. Holleman made
a complete confession. He said he
ad been speculating in futures'and
ad gone from bad to worse, and that
he had become desperate and decided
to leave, as he could not face his ex
Bank Examiner at Work.
He turned over all his property to
the bank. but this will not come near
overing t!he shortage. The directors
f the bank were summoned, and after
examination they placed the facts be
fore Mr. Giles Wilson, the State
bank examiner, who happened to be
in -the city on one of his regular trips.
and he is now going over the books.
The directors, however, have already
satisfied themselves that the s!hort
age is not more than .$35,000, and
of course, this will not in any way
ripple the bank, which is one of the
strongest in th.e up-country. Every
thing will go on as usual as the bank
has a large surplus fund, seven or
eia-ht times sufficient to take care of
Mr. Holleman. in his letter, said
b~ first began speculating in futures
about a year ago with $600 which he
had saved. He lost that and then
borrowed $1,000 from the bank with
which to recoup his loss. This soon
wen a other sums in rapid suc
eession. It is an old story of a small
beginning by a man who was the soul
ofl honor and had no intention of de
Has Wife and Children.
Mr. Holleman is a native of Wal
halla, and has lived in Anderson
about twenty years.
He has a wife and several children.
He has held several responsible po
sitions in the city and has been with
the Bank of Anderson about six years.
He was frugal in his habits, steady
and industrious, and had always lived
within his income. He was just about
the last man in the city that would
have been suspected of being short in
his aceounts. The announcement of
his trouble will be received with the
greatest surprise throughout the city
and county and State. and there will
be the deepest sympathy for him.
He was universally liked. It is not
known here where he has gone and no
statement was made to-day as to what
steps would he taken to apprehend
him. All of his friends and the bank
directors were too stunned to-day to
map out any course of action.
In the midst of the grief over his
downfall about the only comfort is
that the solidity of the bank was not
Jimpaired in the slightest degree, and,
of course, it does not affect any of
the banks in the city.
Mr. Holleman's popularity is shown
by the fact that several of his friends
said to-day that, if he had told them
of his trouble, they would have fur
nished the money to cover his short
age and given him a new start.
SEA WALL SAVES GALVESTON.
Texan Seaport Weathers Terrible
Tidal Wave and Hurricane.
Damage Not Very Great.
Galveston, Texas, July 21.-Man's
strength and skill were pitted against
the fury of the elements to-day. and
man won. when the city of Galveston,
safely entrenched behind her imprez
nable 17-foot sea wall, withstood,
with comparatively trifling loss,a tidal
wave and hurricane equal in intensity
and destrietive force to the one
which destroyed the city on Septem
ber 8, 1900.
In Galveston and vicinity not a sin
gle life is believed to have been sac
rificed but the material loss is thought
to be quite extensive. The hurricane
swept the entire Gulf coast with an
intensity and viciousness that has sel
dom been equalled in a country where
destructive storms are not unusual.
It had its origin on the Atlantic coast
and, swinging westward and south
ward, devastated the entire Gulf coast
even as far South as Matagorda Bay.
That some lives were lost and that
much property was destroyed is the
general belief to-night. The exact loss
is impossible to estimate.
The hurricane struck Galveston
about 11 o'clock this morning. The
wind, attaining a velocity of nearly
seventy miles an hour, whipped the
treaherous waters of the Mexican
Gulf into a fury of destruction. With
the pent-up anger of ten years of hate
the waves blindly assaulted the grim
parapets of stone whiech man had
builded to restrain its attacks. In vain
it hu-rl-ed its thousands of tons of
water upon the splendid breastworks.
Only a feeble burst of spray and a
little water reached its objective and
t'he beleaguered eIty lay calm and safe
behind the wall.
Ten Lives Lost.
Galveston, Texas, July 21.--Ten
dead is the total number of lives lost
so far as is known in the hurricane,
which swept over the Gulf of Mexico
and struck Galveston t'his morning
and continu:d until after midday.
WhTile the city of Galveston was held
safe against the fury of the storm by
the new sea wall, far out in the Gulf,
n Tarpon fishing pier, seven miles
from the city, where the storm whip
ped over the jetty into the bay, ten
persons were washed from the rocky
promontories into the Gulf. Boats to
night are searching the bay for the
bodies. but so far have been unsuc
Those drowned were members of a
fishing party and employees of the
Tarpon Pier, marooned on the jetty.
Boats were sent to their assistance
late to-day, and it was learned that
the house in which they had sought
refuge ad bhen washed away.
By Col. D.
".The war is over, we are going
home. No more the drum beat, the
roa.r of cannon or the rattle of fierce
musketry. We are returning to our
homes. to paths of peace and domestic
pursuits. Once more to worship our
household gods, around the hearth
stone and fireside.'
To most people of this generation,
these tidings should have sounded
welcome and joyous to soldiers, who
for four yea.rs, had fought the most
stupendous and sanguinary wars of
modern times. But it was far from be
ing welcomed with gladness by the
overwhelmed and defeated soldiers
of the South. Never once !had the sol
diers of the Lost Cause, dreamed of
the possibility of ultimate defeat.
That the struggle would be continued
so the bitter end, even if every man
went down upon the bloody field, was
the expectation and determination of
every soldier in the ranks. None
wanted peace on any other terms or
conditions than unqualified independ
ence and our rights unquestioned.
It was not by the soldiers being dis
heartened. that brought about the sur
I render of Lee's and Johnston's ar
mies. But by those in authority, who
saw the hopelessness of our cause,
and whose hearts went out to the sol
diers in the field, who were fighting
blindly, in the unequal contest. Even
after Sherman had gone through
G(eorgia, with fire and sword; the
IWestern army, under Hood, disas
trously defeated at Franklin and
Nashville, Lee's forces reduced to
shadows: Johnston and Hardee, with
a semblanee of an army. composed of
a few veterans, state militia, old men
and boys, giving continually away be
fore the invader, still there were
bouyaney and hope, in the breast of
the common soldier, a hope that some
thing yet would turn up in our favor.
The Trans-Mississippi was an inviting
field. General Kirby Smith still held
the stars and bars aloft, and giving
successful -battle to the enemy. Our
whole army only awaited the sum
mons to join forces with him and fight
to the bitter end. Men with hollow
cheeks from years of fighting and
fasting, with great furrows in their
countenaneces, as only the suffering
and bitter things in life can deepen,
yet these brave men were bracing
themselves for still greater -endur
anes. In his rags and tatters and
brokern ranks the Confederate soldier
still felt h.imself the conqueror.
But a death knell came to our hopes
and the hopes of all, when the report
came to Johnston's army, t:hat Lee
had surrendered, and the capital in
the hands of the enemy. The troops
were in a state of mind, almost in
toler p>le. All kinds of conflicting
rumors were afloat, and no one knew
what the next day would bring about.
We all understood that negotiations
were going on for our surrender, bit
ter as that pill was, still there was a
hitch somewhere. It was a galling
feeling to shave to lay down our arms
to a foe, we had always beaten in a
fair field. No .jnore the roll of the
drum, the blast of the bugle, the reb'el
battle yell, or the tramp of our dash
ing horsemen. .No more were our tat
tered banners, which had g'iven us
light and courage, on more than a
hundred fields, to wave in triumph.
They were to be furled in defeat, and
our trusty r.ifles grounded. to an over
I am free to confess that I did not
have the moral courage to endure the
humiliation. I determined to make
my way, with what men who wished
to follow, to Gen. Kirby Smith in the
A few nights after it was authori
tatively asserted that the surrender
would take place, I called my com
pany, then about forty-five strong, to
gether and announced my determina
tion to leave the army that night and
make my way to Gen. Kirby Smith.
All those who wished to accompany
me could do so, and those who wished
to remain and surrender, were at lib
+rt to choos for themselves. I ex
plained the situation to the men. That
should there be, by any unforeseen.
.circumstances, no surrender, we would
be punished for desertion. Or should
we be captured by the enemy, without
-paroles, we would be sent to a north
ern prison, or we might be taken for
a band of bushwhackers, and shot
,without ceremony. We were cutting
loose from all proteotion or clemency.
-Every man. with but one dissenting
,voice. declared his willingness to fol
'low me. Two men were out foraging,
and were left. The next company to
mine heard of our going, and they,
too, joined us, and scattering men
throughout the regiment, to the num
)-er of one hundred, caught on and
'asked permission to join the command.
There had been stringent orders is
sued against leaving the army. Every
road and street in Greensboro was
strongly picketed. I never could un
derstand why the commanders wished
us all to remain and surrender, un
less it was feared the army would
break up in a great mob, where the
strong would raid and rob the weak.
An hour after night was the.time
we were to assemble, in a grove to our
left; men to leave camp by ones and
twos, so as not to excite suspicion.
Every man was to take his gun and
accoutrements; his rations and what
little cooking utensils we had. We
had a fair understanding before we
started that orders were to be obeyed,
no straggling and all were to stick
together, let come what may. With
this understanding, we began our
march straight th.rough the town and
if not molested, to keep a due west
course, until we were beyond the
reach of either army, and then turn
south. Just as we were entering the
town, we met and passed a brigade,
going in the opposite driection on
picket. After passing us, I heard the
command, "Halt!" given, and the
colonel commanding the brigad.e,came
dashing back and asked what troops
these were, who commanded them and
where were they going?
I told him- I was Capt. Brown of
Georgia, going in town to guard com
missary stores. He leaned over hi.s
torse and inspected me as well as he
could in the dark. I saw he was not
satisfied, especially when he said,
"You halt your command here a mo
ment,'' and galloped back to his bri
gade. I felt sure he intended to stop'
Ls or turn us back. I ordered the men
.forward at a run, then turned down a
street to the right and did not hold
up till well out of harm's way. Now
this unexpected movement forced us
to flank or cirele around the 'whole
city, as we had determined to strike
through the center of the state, going
We wandered about all night
through fields and woods, over fences
and hedges, seeking some road lead
ing in the direction of Lincolnton. It
was dark as Egypt and our progress
was slow and uncertain, occasionally
blundering into streams up to our
waists. After an all night march,
and it seemed to us we had gone
twenty miles or more, we routed up
an old citizen to get our bearing, and
ifpossible, some direction. We had
no idea of the locality and were fear
ful of running into a Yankee outpost.
The old citizen informed us we were
only two miles from the town, and
gave us direction to the -road desired.
This we struck about daylight and
traveled west at a rapid pace, when
we considered the fact, that an all
night ramble had only carried us a
few m.iles on our way. And the dang.x
of being pursued by our cavalry made
us take up a forced march. We could
not understand why, if Gen. Johnston
was going to surrender the army in a
day or two, he was so insistent that
all should remain, and take a parole.
Of course he had good and safe rea
sons for so doing. but we wanted no
parole, and were not going back, if it
could be prevented. And we ought
to have known, too, to be caught wi-h
arms in our hands. after the surren
e, we, would hae been considered