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R. D. SM,ITH
CORD SCOUT CARS
(Continued from Page One.)
mbia on Monday night in Dr. Wha
ey 's Chalmers-Dertoit "30.' They
made excellent time on the return
trip, going from Newberry to Colum
bia in three and a half hours over
he heavy roads.
On Tuesday morning the Record's
teran Buick also returned to Colum
ia for overhauling, being driven to
olumbia by Mr. A. J. Kind, accom
nied by Mr. F. Pelzer Youngblood,
rculation manager of the Record.
The Darlington cars left on Tues
y morning for Asheville, via Lau
-This left in Newberry of the scout
g party only Mr. McDavid Horton,
ws editor of the Record, who has
en in charge of the party, and Mr.
R. Fishburne, who has been driv
ng the little Brush runabout.
Start For Greenwood.
The start for Greenwood -mas made
at 11:33 o'clo.ek on Tuesday morn
ing, with Capt. Langford 's Ford road
ster, acting as .pilot, in the lead. Capt.
angford being accompanied by Mr.
orton and Mr. Jno. K. Aull. Follow
ng was the Brush runabout, wit'h
r. Fishburne and Mr. E. H. Aull.
A good pace was set, and the cars
ere soon well under way. The route
y the Neel place to Bush river was
aken, and then on by Zion church,
he Long bridge over Little river,
illiams' Store, the Geo. T. Reid
lace, the railroaa bridge over Sa
da river, Aull 's mill at Dyson,
ice's gin, Niniety Six and Green
ood. The road traversed ,is by far
e best road between here and
reenwood. The rains had made it
eavy, 2.24 inches having fallen in
ewberry since three o'clock the ev
ing b.efore, and there are some bad
laces. With a little work the road
ould be put in excellent shape. This
;also the shortest road from New
erry to Greenwood.
The Greenwood Journal ears, which
bad been left at Silver Street the
night before, the Greenwood party
oming to Newberry on the Southern
Srain, joined the party above Silver
It m~ay be interesting to give the
exact distances of some of the points
along the road from Newberry, as
hown. by the speedometer on Capt.
Langford 's machine.
To the railroad crossing just this
side of 0O'Neall bridge over Bush riv
er it is 2.6 miles from Newberry; and
it is 2.9 miles to the Bush river bridge.
The Lewie branch is 3.3 miles; and
he forks of the road just above,
where the Zion road turns off from the
ongshore road is 3.4 miles. This
turn-off was reached at 11.47.
The cross roads at the Waldrop
place are exactly five miles from
Newberry, and were reached at 11.54.
At J. R. Spearman's the speedometer
registered 5.2, and at the bridge over
the branch beyond the Spearman
ae'e 6.2. The point where the Trin
iv road turns off from the Zion road
is6.6 miles. and was reached at 12.04.
The branch just this side of Zion
church is 7.S miles from Newberry,
and Zion church is 7.9 miles. Zion
was reached at 12.16 after a stop to
ater the machines. The point where
the road turns off to go down to Sil
vr Street is 8.2 miles from Newberry.
At this point a stop of some minutes
was made by Capt. Langford 's car,
while the Brush runabout went down
and paid a visit to Silver Street.
Starting at 12.33 Ward 's store. -exact
Vnine miles from Newberry. was
ed at 12.36. At 12.44 the long
rie'Nro Little river was cross
1and in .>e e-entre of tie br iie
)NAL BANK OF NEW
iis institution has stead
ier customrs. invaria
she stands as firm as
store is just a fraction under 16
miles. When the stop was made in
front of Mr. James H. Johnson's
place the sp2edometer registered 15.9,
and only a few yards beyond the jump
to 16 was made.
At Wiliams' Store.
Mr. Johnson's home was reached at
1.11, and a short stop was made and
Mr. Johnson was introduced to the
scout party. Starting at 1.26 at 18
miles rock at the Holloway place,
where the roads fork, one going to
Chappells and the other on to the riv
er. was reached at 1.40. This repre
sents the distance from Newberrv via
Longshore 's Store-or is supposed to.
Via Williams Store this rock is 18.7
miles from Newherry. The ehurch
shortly above is 19.5 miles from New
berry. At the church the left hand
road through to J. L. Holloway's
home was taken, Mr. Holloway's
houge. whieh is 20.3 miles from New
berry being reached at two o'clock.
A stop of albout fifteen minutes was
made here to accept the-hospitality of
Mr. Holloway. who served the party
light refreshments of fruit and cake,
which after the hot drivie were very
The Newberry county line was
crossed at 2.27, the centre of the riv
r being 22.8 miles from Newberry by
the route traversed. A stop was made
on the bridge and the machines were
photographed. The old Dyson plae,
where Mr. Henry Williamson now
lives, which is 24.6 miles, was reached
at 2.40, and Mr. J. L. Aull 's residence,
26.1 miles from Newberry, was reach
ed at 2.50.
Stop ror Dinner.
A stop was made at Mr.4J. L. Aull's
for dinner, and at 3.37 the journey to
Ninety Six was begun, by way of
Rie's gin, or Godsey, as the flag sta
tion is now called. In the centre of
the square at Ninety Six, which was
reached at 4.07 the speedometer reg
istered 33.9 miles.
A Good Road.
The road from Aull 's Mill to Ninety
Six is in excellent shape, and the cars
had no trouble in clipping off the dis
tance in thirty minutes, and had speed
records been desired the trip would
:have been made in considrablv .e3s
time than that. The road is well
drained on either side, and at the.time
the scout party passed Godsey the
chain gang, with a good roads ma
hine, was seen cutting out the ditches
in order to keep the road in its pres
ent fine condition. In fact, the whole
road from the railroad crossing at Sa
luda river to Greenwood is in fine
The start for Greenwood was made
at 5 p. in.. the~ speedometer register
ing 34 mliles, having gained one-tenth
at Ninety Six. Greenwood was
reached at 5.35, 44.4 miles from New
At Greenwood the party met Capt.
F. S. Evans, of the Southern Cotton
Oil company, and Mr. A. F. McKis
siek, of the Grendel Cotton Mills. and
were taken to Capt. Evans' ,elegant
apartments, where an informal recep
tion was held.
The Start For Laurens.
At 6.35 the start for Laurens was
made. and the Laurens court house
was reached at 9.35. 71.3 miles from
Newherry hy the route traversed.
The Greenwood Journal car, with
Mr. G. WV. Gardner. Jr.. editor, and
Mr. Joel S. Bailey. led the party out
of Greenwood on the journey to Laur
ens, for a few miles, and then the
Brush runabout took the lead until
Waterloo was reached. At Waterloo
Capt. Langofrd 's car was again put
in th lead, and he set a pa6e which
aave the little Brush all the speeding
Four miles from Larn the par'ty~
w -re mlei by a numb)er of automobiles
to xtend Laurens' sel( 'me. After
reaching ILaurens~ a recefsti n and
"ker wer edrdi the dining
kat a Recommen
BERRY has this particu
ily grown with the growt
bly it has taken care o
the Rock of Gibraltar.
qG OF YOUR FUNDS.
room of Gray's hotel. The details of
the stay in Laurens and of the smok
er, and the plans laid for the move
ment for the .capital to Greenville
hig'hway, are told in detail by Mr.
Horton. The people of Laurens are
progressive, and they appreciate the
value of good roads, and the value of
a movement which looks towards the
building of good roads. The supervi
sor of Laurens county, Mr. Humbert,
is an excellent engineer and he knows
how to build a road, and he is putting
t1ve roads of Laurens county in fine
condition, so far as the means at his
hands will permit. The road from
Greenwood to Laurens is excellent in
several stretches. There are some bad
places, but the general average is fair
On To Greenville.
After spending the night in Laurens
the party proceeded on their way to
Greenville Wednesday morning. C!pt.
I Langford and Mr. E. H. Aull, in Capt.
Langford 's car, went on. to Greenville
shortly after noon. On Wednesday
night Capt. Langford and Mr. Aull
came back from Greenville to New
berry, via Laurens, reaching Newber
ry at about 2.45 yesterday morning.
A Good Run.
The distance from Laurens to
Greenville is 36.3 miles, and the dis
tance from Laurens to Newberry is
32.6 miles. So that when Capt. Lang
ford and Mr. Aull reached Newberry
yesterday morning Capt. Langford 's
ear had covered 176.5 miles since leav
ing Newberry. For the whole dis
tance its running was as smooth as
lock work. There were no sand beds
too heavy for it to plougJ through
with ease, and no mud holes-and'
there were some bad ones in places
too boggy for it to plough throngli.
Capt. Langford was at the wheel tihe
whole way, and in the lead a good
part of the way. When he drove in-to
Newberry yesterday morning his car
had the heavy mud of four counties
all over it, but its mecebanism was in
as good shape as when it led the way
out of Newberry for the Greenwood
lines on Tuesday morning.
On Friday evening at the home of
her mother, Mrs. Ida Boozer, in Hiar
rington street, Miss Estelle Stewart
gave a most enjoyable party to her
two fai r -x: attractive guests from
CAlmbia, M:sses Louise Wharton and
Lida Powell. There were about fifty
present during the evening, and the
house was beautifully decorated for
the happy occasion.
The guests were met at the front
dor by Miss Bess Burton and con
ducted into the parlor where they
were mt by the hostess and her sis
ter, Mrs. C. B. Martin. and Miss Mary
Ca!wile Burton and then presented to
the. honorees. A fter a few moments
spent in pleasant conversation Miss!
Burton invited the guests out on the
v:n:da where an half hour or more
wcharmingly spent and where de
lici ais 1Iunch1 waI served by Misses
*:zair tBart.in. Cassie White.
arn Mabel Wil1li:am-:on. Later t he
guests were invited into the (lining
room where these same young ladies
servd pink and wvhite ice cream and
mi ts. This room was most beautifully
de:rated in nink and white, the color
shene being~ carried out with flow
ers and other decorations, there being
an exquisite bouquet of pink roses in
he centre of the table. On leaving the
dining room Miss Goode Burton and
Miss Jennie Wheeler pinned lovely
little gold hearts on each guest as a
souveir1 of this long-to-be remember
~.d happy. charming. and delightful
lie comflplimen(1ted her liittle niephew.
M r B-sti r Me Tv K with a party
on herP be" iul lawn i! ( ' nn
dation It Is fo a
larly strong claim on th<
h of Newberry. It has
f their needs, even in t
We solicit your busin
a merry, jolly, altogether good time,
and each one left happy and glad.
The Bachelor Maids met with Caro
lvn Cromer Tuesday afternoon, and
the following young ladies spent the
afternoon in an exceedingly pleasant
social chat, during which time delic
ious ice cream and cake were served:
Misses Fannie McCaughrin, Lalla
Martin, Myra Mower, Mary C. Bur
ton, Linda Welch, Martha Johnstone,
Jeanne Pelham, Gertrude Carwile,
Elizabeth Dominick, and Mrs. James
Daughters of Confederacy.
The Drayton Ruth;erford chapter
will meet with Mrs. C. A. Bowman on
Tuesday afternoon. August 3, at 6
o 'clock. Please notify the hostess the
(lay before whether you will attend or
not. All are requested to be present,
as there is business of importance to
Mrs. Geo. Johnstone,
Old Tranquil Church.
(By Rev. Dr. J. W. Wolling.)
About twenty years ago as I was
informed Tranquil church was remov
ed and erected in Jalapa where it now
stands. However, it dates back to
near a hundred years, and was one of
the- places where the pioneer Metho
dist preachers on old Cokesbury cir
uit used to preach. At the request
of the pastor, Rev. Mr. Kelley, I
went on Sunday afternoon, 25th inst.,
to preach to that congregation, and
about this trip I would give a few
notes By the kindness of Mr. Er
nest Merchant I was taken first bo his
home and then to the church in fine
style. Such fine corn and .promising
cotton, let me say as are now on his
fields fu-rnish strong proof that Mr.
Merchant is a good farmer.
Once at the church I found Mr.
Jim Wheeler and wife and some oth
er friends from Newberry, and a large
congiegation awaiting me, and had
pleasure of preaching and then of
talking with the old people, faithful
members for lo! these many years of
Tranquil, Mr. W. H. Eddy and Mrs.
Eddy, who since her .childhood has at
tended this church. In the absence of
the regular organist, Mrs. Lilla Duek..
ett played for us and I must say that
the congregation sang with full voice
ad with life and spirit. It was good
At the close of the preaching the
Sunday School was called together by
Mr. D. A. Kleckley and there seemed
to be considerarble interest. The ma
jority of the scholars are growvn folks.
The exercises were closed by a short
talk by the visitor on Brazil and the
Mr. Eddy called my at.tention to an
interesting object in the form of an
old chair which stands in the pulpit.
It is made of black walnut and is said
to have been 'brought from Virginia
by Mr.. "Zackie" Wright, who for
many years was a main stay to Tran
quil church. At least it was im his
possession and is now known to be
over a 'hundred years old.
It is stronigly made after. the old
style and seated with withes or splits
of some kind of bark. I*t is wel.1 pre
served except that two or. three of the
withes in the seat are broken. and
some one has suggested that this is
e to the fact that Rev. Pet Boyd,
who was formerly pastor, put his del
icate self dlown too suddenly at some
afternoon service. About this I can't
tell but what I know is that this
piece of ancient furniture this is the
On Monday morning Mrs. Merchant
took me for a visit to the pleasant
home of Mr. Sam Duncan. where I
saw a remarkable muscadine vine,
which spreadis its ample foliage
around three sides of the portieo and
al and Vw-.s sooni to b)e
sri adwell For me a country
Bank to have transacte
LIf a century at,the sam
: confidence of the busi
always kept faith with
imes of finantial storm
ess and in return we.pi
s. C. MATTHEWAI
You will soon c
pair your buildir
need some GOOE
are prepared to s
at very low prices
Try us, it is to y
home has many charms and must be
the place for health and joy. And
thus closed the notes of my trip to
Jalapa and Tranquil.
The News of Excelsior.
Excelsior, July 29.-Our farmers
aie about through laying by their
Miss Julia Shealy, of Little Moun
tain, is visiting in this section.
Miss Annie Singley is visiting in
Miss Lahlage Wheeler is clerking
for Messrs. Bowers and Dominick of
Mrs. J. C. Singley has been on a
visit to hrer fat,her 's family near Po
Mr. Claude Counts' little son while
playing at school on Monday, fell and
dislocated his arm. Dr. Bedenbaugh
was called by phon,e and in a short
time the injured member was replaced
and the little fellow is now getting on
The Sunday School picnic of Mt.
Pilgrim church will -hold their annual
pinic on Friday, 13th .of Augpust..
The same delegates that represented
Excelsior Sunday school at the con
vention held at Smyrna chureh will
represent~ the school at St. Luke's
church this week.
Revs. Anderson and Hodges will
hold a few days' ineeting in this sec
tion, commencing the third Sunday in
August. We mention this to let the
people know they have a treat in
store. Tihe public will have a kind in
vitation to attend the service and
ear some good preaching and sing
Rev. A. J. Ranson, of Spartanburg,
who has been assisting Rev. Ira S.
Caldwell in his meetings, accompanied
him Sunday afternoon and preached
for us here. Mr. Ranson is an able
speaker and his sermon was interest
ing throughout. Hope he will come
and preach for us again.
LYON'S OPINION SCORED.
Fairfield Chiairmian Will Defy De
cision as to the Closing of the
Columbia, July 26.-Boldly defying
the opinion of Attorney General Lyon
as to the time during which the dis
pensary shall remain closed after the
election on August 17, Dr. J. J. Rob
ertson, of Blythewood, chairman of
the county dlispensary board of Fair
field, writes Dispensary Auditor West
that the Fairfield dispensaries will
be opened on August 18 whether the
county zoes dry or no-t. The opinion
givenlby Mr. Lyon was that the dis
saries should remain closed until the
resut of the election is declared.
Mr. West referred the matter to
Attorney General Lyon, who this af
ternoon addressed a letter to Gover
nor Ansel. Threre is nothing to be
done in the matter unless the threat
is carried out, and then there may be
interesting developments. It is stat
ed that the county boards have ex
pressed themselves likewise as to the
construction of ''immediately'' in the
Act. If the situation should become
serious5. it wvould eo to the (Courts for
St at ing that he, had received Gen.
Lyonl1's opi1nion)f inl rezard to opening
the dispensarios after the election
or mm.-.ia- after," Dr. Robert
:ommence to re
igs and you may
) ROOFING. We
upply your needs
for good Roofing.
son sqys: "Gen. Lyon's opinion is not
law-and I shall pay no attentien to
it. I can read and understand a law
as well as Gen. Lyon, :and if h1e has vo
more sense than his decision indicates,
we have an exceedingly weak man for
Attorney General. Any intelligent
school boy with common sense can
read that Act and understand it. I
have heard the opinion of several
lawyers, who are far superior to Cen.
Lyon in intelligence, making sport of
his opinion. In fact, it is a laughing
joke with intelligent men. What dif
ference does it make whether a coun
ty goes wet or dry. The dispensaries
will continue -to sell the dry. until
the 15th of November and wets long
er. The result has nothing to do
with the opening of the dispensaries.
And I have lega-l advice to pay no at
tention to Lyon's decision, and so far
as I am concerned I am going to open
on the 18th of August, unless the oth
er members of the board oppose it.
It matters not with me how this coun
ty votes, but I propos'e to carry the
law out to the letter so long as I am
a member of the dispensary board of
Attorney General Lyon sent the let
ter to Governor Ansel in order that
the Chief Executive might be advised
of the situation. *L. M. G.
UNION LAD A SUICIDE.
Louis Vanderford, Son of Well-knowa
Farmer, Shoots Himself..
Union, July 26.-Louis Vanderford,
a lyhite boy, 16 years of age, and a
son of Ashmore Vanderford, a well
known farmer, shot and killed himself
near his father's house, in the Lock
hart section of this county at an ear
ly hour this morning. Coroner Hames
has just returned from holding an i
quest over the body of the unfortu
nate lad, the verdict being that he
ame to his death from a gunshot
wound in a manner unknown to the
It appears that the young man was
in good. spirits yesterday, and free
from trouble. This morning he wished ~
to go to work on the public road, but
his father refused to allow this andi
ordered him to go to school. At t!Es.~
the boy took a Winchester rifle fronr
the house and went to som~e woods
two or three hundred yards distant.
The noise of a shot was soon heard
from that direction, and on investiga,
tion, the body of the rash- youth was
found, death hav'.ng been instanta- j
neous. The ball entered the left
breast, penetrating the heart and
lungs, and going through the body.
He seems to have placed the butt of
the gun against the stump of a tree,,
the muzzle against his own heart, and
to have fired the rifle by means of a
stik. The occurrence is greatly de
plored by all.
Mr. Ed. W. Bonds, to Miss-Hatfie
MCarley, at the M. E. parso -ge
Kinards, S. C, by the Rev. D. P.
Boyd, on July 22.
The bride is a daughter of Mr.
Brice McCarley and is a very charm
ing young lady. Mr. and Mrs. Bonds
mn friends wish for them much
Keeping a secret is one kindo