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L H. AULL, EDITOR.
Entered at the Postoffice at New
erry, S. C., as 2nd class matter.
Friday, July 30, 1909.
CONTEMPT FOR THE PUBLIC.
The Newberry Herald and News
makes this timely comment:
"The railroad commissioners pass
ed an order at a meeting beld at
Glenn Springs last week to require
.the Atlantic Coast Line to have its
passenger coaches cleaned at Green
yille and Charleston. It is a good
time to see if we could get this road
to install a parlor car service be
tween Greenville and Charleston."
The Greenville News has been
laboring in season and out for
the past several years to get the rail
road to operate a chair car between
Greenville and Charleston, but as
far as we have been able to find out,
our efforts on behalf of the suf
fering and long misused traveling
public have been treated with con
This paper has not been asking for
this improvement in the passenger
service over the line from h-ere to
Charleston via the Atlantic Coast
Line because of any desire on its part
to put the railroad to any unneces
sary expense. But we have urged the
improvement because it is badly need
ed, and, more than this, because the
ompany is abundantly able to give it.
There is a time coming when the
Railroad Commission of South Caro
lina will feel obliged to take a deep
er interest in the matter and will cor
porate with the News and Col. Aull's
paper at Newberry, and one or two
others who enlisted in the cause of
We do not know that we are ready
to say that the railroad commission
and the Tailroads are treating the
matter with contempt. Certainly they
have paid no attention to the re
peated suggestions from Greenville
and Newberry. We have about
reached the conclusion that we will
ask Mr. Brunson to go with us to
Columbia and we will present the mat
ter ourselves. We believe that we
could convince the railroad commis
cion an'd the -railroad people that it
would be to their interest to .install
this service. We have brought the
'matter to the attention of our cham
ber of commerce several times but if
any active steps have been taken we
have not het:rd of it. This is a work
which the chamber of commerce oughbt
to take up.
A railroad man said to us some
years ago "The only way you can get*
anything from the railroads is to ask
for it,'' or words to that effect.
The Southern ran a parlor car
spasmodically during the past, few
years and concluded that it did not
pay. We cannot tell whether such a
service will pay or not by running a
car every other day and then not coh
tinning it for more than a month or
We believe that a cafe car such as
the Southern operates between Char
leston and Asheville would pay be
tween Greenville and Columbia, but,
of course, it would have to be kept on
-for a sufficient time to let the travel
ling public know that such a service
was in existence.
We desire to suggest to our friend;
of the Greenville News that the only
way to get anything done, especially
of this character, is to keep eve'rlast
ingly at it, and if he will 'hold up his
end we will do what we can at this
point. Somehow we have never been]
able to .interest Columbia, but we still'
Comptroller General Jones must not
throw rocks at the school districts of
the state for ''rushing into bonded
indebtedness.'' No matter how it may
look tfthe comptroller of the State,
it is a good move on the part of the
rural 'districts, and as it is a nrew
thing, we do not wonder that it looks
like a furor for high finance, as if the
w'hole people were tumbling heels over
head into a whirlpool of debt, but
they are really making investments
for futurity, getting good school
houses which their children who are
get.ting the benefit of them will pay
when they come t2 man's estate. Let
that zood work zo on.-Florence
But you know that any mnin
te I2 ordV )bond ' friZ:ten- ,~OmeC
people alnmt t' (deathi. New~ a
"noten or an ordinary tax would not
avea thame bad effect. Some people
~ikJ j .iIi ~ .c'Vc i~ ~iildreltZl a
d;ebt it niatters not how much that debt
might be of bene.it to them. They
had rather leave them an inheritance
of ignorance or any other old thing,
but never any "bonds." Seel
NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Number of People Are Taking Sum
Prosperity, July 29.-On Monday
our town was all astir to get a place
of vantage to see the scout cars of
the Columbia Record. Dr. Beden
baugh in his Ford touring car went to
Little Mountain to act as pilot for
the scout cars.
About 5:30 he was seen coming and
behind him came the cars from Co
lumbia. All the autos stopped here,
where six cars were waiting to act as
escorts to Newberry. In about 15
minutes most of the Record's ears
had arrived and these, with Newber
ry's cars left for Newberrv.
Mr. Aumerle Lorick, of Irmo, is at
hom,e on a visit.
Dr. and Mrs. Forest Bedenbaugh, of
Columbia, are on a visit to relatives.
Mr. Geo. S. Mower was in town
Miss Nora Crouch. of Batesbu-rg,
who has been visiting Miss Janie Rus
zell, left on Tuesday for Silver
Street, where she will spend a few
days before returning home.
Miss Erin Kohn left on Saturday
for Williamston, where she will spend
a few weeks at these well known
Mr. Robert -Luther. of Atlanta. is
at Prosperity, spending his vacation
with his parents.
Granvill-e Wyche made a short trip
to Abbeville this week.
Rev. George Bearden. of Wilming
ton. N. C.. is visiting Dr. Luther.
Marks Simpson spent the week end
Mrs. George Summer and family
spent Wednesday in Prosperity.
The excursion to Atlanta on Tues
day was better patronized this year
than last. Twenty-four tickets were
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Counts, Mr. and
Mrs. A. N. Crosson, Miss Gertrude
Bobb. Messrs. Berry Mayer and J. B.
Bedenbaugh were some of our people
who took advantage of t,he cheap
On Wednesday evening the district
conference convened at Zion Methodist
ethurch. In connection with the con
ferenee there will be preaching every
night except Sunday, at Prosperity,
and business meetings every day at
Zion and preaching on Sunday. Yes
trday at Zion, the laymen 's move
ment was discussed.
Mrs. Addie Hodge.- niil leavo
Thursday for Spartanburg on a visit*
to her brother.
Mrs. Bessie Lane leaves today for a
few weeks' stay with her mother,
Mrs. Elizabeth Hunter, of St. Lukes.
.Rev. M. 0. J. Kreps leaves today on
his vacation. He goes to Savannah,
Horace Shealey, of Little Mountain,
has been on a visit to Lillius Simp
Little Miss Mary Eliza Mahon, of
Newberry. is visiting Nellie Ko'hn and
Mary Lizzie Wise.
On Wednesday Mrs. C. G. Barrier
gave her Sunday school class a de
ightful picnic at Brown and Mose
On Tuesda:y evening Miss Ellen
Werts entertained in a most charming
manner at her home on McNary street,
in honor of Miss Willie Birge, of Tex
as, and Miss Eula Joiner, of Georgia.
Mrs. Dr. Nance, of Florida. is vis
iting her relatives in Prosperity.
From here she will go to her father's,
Mr. Leonard Sease 's.
Miss Janie Russell is visiting
friends at Silver Street.
On Tuesaay omorning, as the sun
was peeping, up, a merry camping
party left here for the mounfThin' of
North Carolina, where they will
spend a few weeks.
Those who composed the party were
Messrs. B. B. Schumpert, Pink Wick
er. Maxy Harmon. Arthui- Counts, S.
L. Fellers and E. B. Kibler.
Mr. Wilbur Long. of Newberry, is
spending his vacation with his par
ents, near Prosperity.
Miss Willie Birge, of Texas, has
gone to Denmark for a s;hort stay
with her uncle. Mr. Wicks Mayfield.
Mr. S. S. Birge made a flying trip
to Columbia. Wednesday.
Chief of Police Workman spent
Tuesday in Newberry.
Rev. Dr. A. J. Bowers delivered a
fine talk on missions in Grace church
on last Sunday evening.
Mr. Olin Bobb, of Columbia, spent
Sunday at -home.
Frank Ewart. Everett and Frazier~
Evans. of Newberry. spent a while
nll ou(ity Monlay.
an. has b)e'n on a Thort visi t
The 'eue given by the Ladies' Aid
ocit of Grae church on Friday
'Nt : IVL' 11 1 ~ ~ .''I 1\.i l
though the weather was threatening.
Those of Newberry who enjoyed the
dinner were, Messrs. Frank .Hunter.
Wilbur Sligh, H. H. Evans and Grady
Sheriff and Munson Buford were in
our town Friday.
Miss Florence Bowman ,of Newber
ry, and Miss Hinley, of Florida. spent
a few days at Mr. Drayton Brown's.
Dr. and Mrs. George White, of Sa
vannah, Ga., who have been visiting
Mrs. White's parents, left Wednes
day for Clinton, where they will visit
Mrs. T. D. Copeland.
Mrs. J. F. Browne returned from a
very pleasant visit to Connelly's
Springs, N. C.
On Friday Prosperity defeated Po
maria in a rather one-sided game by
the score of 13 to 3, Prosperity get
ting 10 hits and Pomaria 2. This
makes 9 games in succession that have
come Prosperity's way but strange
none 'have gone the wrong way, leav
ing our team with an average of 1000.
We are proud of our team and may
luck and games won come their way
wherever they go.
Mrs. William Johnson, of Newbarry,
spent Wednesday with her sister,
Mrs. John Simpson.
Notice to the Public.
If necessary I will come to your
house and shav.e you, also on Sunday,
if absolutely necessary, the charges
are always 25 cents for this kind of
Prosperity, S. C.
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A. F. M.
A regular communication of Amity
Lodge, No. 87, A. F. M., will be held
next Monday -evening at 8:30 o'clock
in Fraternity Hall. Visiting brethren
R. H. Wright, W. M.
J. H. M. Kinard, Secretary.
Central Methodist Church.
.(Rev. J. W. Wolling, D. D., Pastor.).
The usual Sunday morning services
will be held in Central church, being
condacted by the pastor. The subject
of the sermon will be, "Why the
church and its stability.'' All visit
ors in the city and commercial trav
elers are cordially invited. All the
members are expected to be present.
iThe Sunday school meets at five
o 'clock. There are classes for the
study of the Scriptures, lively singing
and interesting exercises.
All are invited. There will be no
services in this church at night.
Burr Leitzsey's 'Cue..
The 'cue at Mr. B. B. Leitzsey 's
residence, four miles from Newberry,
which will be given today, promises
to be a fine 'cue and largely attend
ed by both t'he people of the surround
ing country and the people of the
city. The xoad from Newberry to. Mr.
Leitzsey 's is in good shape, and is
frequented by auto.mobiles.
Clay pigeon shooting by different
lubs and a rifle target contest for the
ladies will be pleasant features of
the day. The dinner will be cooked
by two of, the best 'cneists in the~
SUMER CLEARANCE SALE.
We offer at and below cost all men'
and boys' elot'.ling, straw hats,
men 's and boys' pants. Summer
dre'ss goods. All laces and embroid
eries. Summer lap-robes. Ham
mocks, fans, Ladies' hats and flow
ers, Summer parasols. Ready made
skirts. Men 's and Ladies' slippers,
tans, whites and blacks.
Prosperity, S. C.
Miss Kate Suber, of Columbia, and
Mr. Felix B. Green, of Asheville, were
married in. Columbia on last Saturday
by t>he Rev. C. A. F.reed. T.he bride,
is a cousin of Mi-. R. H. Welch, and
formerly lived in Newberry. Mr.
Green holds a position as mail clerk
on one of t?he Southern 's trains. Mrs.
Green 's many friends in Newberry
wish for he.r' and Mr. Gree.n much hap
KILLS WIFE AND HIMSEIF.
Massachusetts Man Commnits Suicide
in Police Station.
New Bedford. Mass.. July 26.-- In
a state bordering on insanity, said to
'have been brought on by drink and
the fact that his wife had refused to
live -with him, Robert M. Fanning,
aged 28 years. came to the police sta
tin here from 'his home at West Port
early this morning, and after produe
in a letter in which he had written
of having murdered his wife, shot
himself in the head. causing instant
Folowiln. di rectionms aiven in the
aid oth1er I fficers went to W\est Port
a)ot seven mniles fromi here, and at
a spot indicated, about a half mil'
been killed with a hatelret.
Fanning arrived at the police sta
tion in his automobile. He was in
such a condition that it was with dif
ficulty he could make himself under
-stood. He produced a letter from,
his pocket and, after making several
futile attempts to read it, half hand
ed it to Lieut. Constock.
After the lieutenant read the let
ter he asked:
"What do you want me to do about
"Just this,'' was the reply, and
Fanning, with a quick motion, pro
duced a big revolver, placed the muz
zle to his mouth and fired. He fell
Mrs. Fanning had told her husband
last night that she would no longer
live with him. The couple went for a
walk to confer on the matter and
Mrs. Fanning did not return.
Fanning was the son of Robert Fan
ning. a rubber mill overseer at Olney
ville. R. I. The son formerly was a
He did not inform his parents when
he married. Mrs. Fanning was about
28 year3 of age. She had been married
three times, first when she was 16
years old. She was a daughter of Capt.
George Hall, who is reputed to be a
man of some property.
The police say that there had been
considerable ill feelings between Capt.
Hall and his son-in-law in regard to
the management of the former's prop
erty, and Capt. Hall states that Fan
ning had threatened to shoot him.
Dispensaries Close on August 2nd,
and Remain Closed Until Elec
tion is Declared.
iColumbia, July 25.-Dispensary
Auditor West, in spite of the opinions
from the office of the Attorney Gener
al and from Governor Ansel in con
nection with the closing of the dis
pensaries prior to the August election,
has been receiving letters daily ask
ing him the very questions wbich
those opinions purported to answer.
"Please make it clearly under
stood," said Mr. West this morning,
"that the dispensaries must close on
Monday at the close of business, Au
gust 2, and must remain closed until
the result of the election is declared."
This and a number of other ques
tions have bothered th.e dispensary a'u
ditor for the past few days. In order
for the dispensary boards to be fully
informed, the following salient fea
tures of the recent Act and of the
constructions thereof are given:
1. The county dispensaries must
close August 2, at the end of the day's
2. The dispensaries must remain
closed until the election is declared.
3. The dispensaries must not be
opened on the 18th of August, as
many think, but on the declaration of
the election by t-he State board of
4. No whiskey must be handed out
in any shape or form by the dispen..
sers during the period from August
3 to the day on which the dispensa
ries are reopened.
Som'e of the letters which Auditor
West has received are right amusing
in viewv of the publicity whieh has
been given to the la,w and the opinions
on it. W. L. Copeand, dispenser at
Timmosville asks: "W'~ill it be legal
to sell any kind of liquor belonging
to the dispensary on doctor's pre
scription for medicinal purposes?''
Auditor West replied: "The law
knows 'no case in which a dispenser
should honor the doctor's prescription
for whiskey. It matters not for what
purpose it may be wanted, so I would
say that it would be illegal to sell to
anybody on any account any quantity
whatsoever, while the dispensary is
One dispenser writes: "Also let
me know if the board will have the
right to go into the dispensaries and
take the stoek during the closed pe
Mr. West replied: "I will state
that there appears to be no law on
tisi subject, and therefore. I am un
able to advise. However, I will yen
ture to suggest that in my opinion it
will be unwise to have anything to do
with the dispensary during that time,
except to see that the stock is being'
properly cared for. You could take
stock on the last day the dispensary
was kept open."'
VERDICT IN THREE MINUTES.
Georgetown Assaila.nt of Woman Sen
tenced to Death.-Trial Private
Georgetown. July 27.-Pursuant to
the proclamation of the governor is
sued several days ago in response to
a petition submitted to him byV So
iitor Walter H. Wells. the springii
temi f ortfor' the trial of .Johni
ienkins. alias 5Slippery .Jim Joint,'
for an assault with criminal intent
uoni a woman. convened here to-day
at 10 o'clock Judg Jchn S. Wilson,
(3 to 12, 4-Pf,
The largest and b
that ever struck lN
get hard either.)
Belt Dressings E
We solicit your
Solicitor Wells and Stenographer
The testimony began about 11
o'clock. The prosecutrix was the first
to be sworn. At the request of the
solicitor and under the act of the last
legislature, so providing, every one
was requested by the judge to leave
the court room, excepting the near rel
atives of the prosecutrix, the attor
neys and other necessary officials, dur
ing the testimony of the young lady.
The jury retired about 2:15 o'clock
and returned in l-ss than three min
utes with a verdict of guilty with an
assault with criminal intent, as
charged in the indictment, for which,
under the new act of the legislature,
the only punishment that may be in
flicted was death.
RED SHIRT REUNION.
Distinguished Citizens Have Accepted
Invitations to Deliver Address
In 4/aderson August 25.
Senator B. R. Tillman, Judge Rob
ert Aldrich, of Barnwell and former
Governor John C. Sheppard, of Edge
field, have accepted invitations to de
liver addresses at the Red Shirt Re
union in August.
Each of these gentlemen took a
prominent part in the Red Shirt cam
paign in 1876. 'Senator Tillmian was
captain of a company, and first came
into prominence at the Ellenton riot.
Gov. Sheppard was elected to the leg
islature that year from Edgefield, and
a member of the famous Wallace
house. When the democrats marched
from their hall to the state capitol
and demanded the hall of the house
of representatives, he and the late Col.
Jas. L. Orr were at the head of the
olumn. They brushed the negro door
keeper aside and kicked the door from
its hinges and marched in, the other
democrats follo'wing close behind.
That was probably the most daring
thing in the 'history of the state. The
members of the Wallace 'house, under
the leadership of Sheppard and Orr,
literally took their lives in their
hands, and by their very audacity
verawed the negroes -and gained the
The announcement that Senator
Tilman, Gov. Sheppard and Judge
Aldrich. are coming will draw the
biggest sort of a crowd to the reunion
n August 25.
.The s0irvivo-rs of tihe Red Shirts
in Anderson county are requested to
meet in the court house next Satur
day at 11 o 'clock for the purpose of
formulating plans and details for get
ting out a large parade of mounted
Red Shirt men on the 25th of August.
ET TING POSTERITY HELP
PAY FOR GOOD ROADS.
Henry B. Varner, editor of the Lex
ington (N. C.) Dispatch, is a p-ra-eti
al exponent of good roads.
He believes in having the tederal
overnment. so largely supported by
the American farmer, do its share i'n
constructing passable highways for
He believes likewise in the suitable
rncip.le. that since posterity is to be
an evenrlarge-r gainer f-rom good roads
han the current generation, po\terity
hou~l:d bear a pro rata portion of the
expense in their creation and develop
His paper has probably been more
esistent and consistent in the
reaching of these views than any
ther weekly in North Carolina. It
as come to be regarded as an au
hority on an issue now concentrating
he attention of the American people.
Hie embodied his views in a speech
e fore the r acent convention of the
North Carolina Press Association,. at
IHe.ndrsoville. that state. Since they
gnore t heoriizi ng anrd get righ1t doIwni
to the be-drock of actualities. they are
wel w-o-th the stmly uf the good roads
y, in Stock.)
est lot of Whang
lewberry, (it don't
inquiries and or
crusaders in Georgia.
There is no fog in his mind how th
funds for road construction shall
accumulated. He is for bonds, fi
and list, and this is how he argues:
Shall we pay as we go, or shall we
pay part now and let the future gen
erations pay partt To my mind, the
whole question comes down to whether
we want good roads now, or whether
we are willing to build a few
miles now, and let another gen
eration build a few miles' more
and another and another, until
in the course of. human events we se
cure good roads throughout the state
years after every person now at the
age of accountability is deald an
gone. I stand for bonds. Meeklenb
has been building roads thirty years
and she has about 200 miles, usin
direct tax. Guilford has been build
ing roads six years and he has 100
miles, using bonds. We are too far
behind to depend on a direct tax. We
must go ahead and issue bonds, build
the roads, increase our wealth and
reap many fold the cost of the roads.
Is North Carolina to labor another
generation before good roads come -to'
pass? God forbid. We would lose
enough to macadamize every mile of
road in the state.
And especially worthy -of attention
is this unanswerable argument:
As the benefit derived from perfect
ed highways cover long periods .of
time, fairness anad equity demnad that
the rising generation should bear a
portion of the cost aid that. the- in
creased citizenship, always attracted
to the locality by a system of good
roads, should also aid in paying for
the added benefits.
'Mr. Varner also has definite convie
tions regarding the obligation of th
federal government to bear the ex
pense of road-building in comumo
with the states, and this is a sampl
of how 'he puts the reason:
I am an earnest believer in federa
and state aid .and cooperation.
building good roads, and I believ
that the time is at hand when the gov
ernent will hit upon some pl
whereby it may cooperate with tih
state and the state with the county
in the work. It has been argued tha
it is unconstitutional. Why should. it
be more so than the expenditure of
money for river and harbor improve
ments, which often take the form of
a private enterprise i
This reasoning is identically in line
with the recent contention of the Con
stitution, that so long as the millions
spent upon waterways were of indif
ferent value to the people, in the fu
ture goo'd roads should at least share
with rivers and harbors in calls upon
the public treasury.
We confess to little patience with
the convenient plea of "unconstitu
tionality.'' It is generally the pre
text brought forward -when powerful
interests oppose great and equitable.
movements, and can find no other ar
gument. .And it is signific'ant that
there are few great constructive
movements now supported by the gov
ernment against which the weapon of
unconstitutionality was not originally
As for the phase of bond issues, we
can see little just or logical objection.
The coming generations are to partic
ipate in the myriad advantages of
system of good :highways in an infin
itely greater degree than the genera
tion now prevailing.
It is a primary principle in common
equity that ultimate beneficiaries shall
share the original expense. There is
little reason and less justice in our
carrying the majority of t-he burden
of our children as well as our own.
And, as Mr. Varner declares. sueh
a dilatory system would "cause us t
lose enough to macadamize every roa
in the state.''
What applies to the tho
ot Nort-h Carolina.a