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VOL LVINO.64-NEWBERRY, S. C.. FPRIDAY. A UGUST 13. 1909
Meeting Held Last Night to Consider
Resignation of President P. H.
It was announced in the daily pa
pers of Wednesday that the trustees
of Clemson college would meet on
Thursdav to consider the resignation
of President P. H. Mell ,and that
P.resident Mell would be asked to re
consider his resignation and to retain
his position as president of the in
T!e Herald and News yesterday af
ternoon telegraphed Mr. A. M. Car
penter. editor of the Anderson Mail,
askino what action had been taken
by the trustees. In reply, Mr. Car-.
pent E- stated that the trustees of
Clemson would not meet until last
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Cherokees Won Two Ball Games.
Personal Mention. -Other
Prosperity, August 12.--Mr. Gar
rett Moore, who lives in the 0'Neall
community, brought to your corres
pondent on Wednesday two bolls of
cotton. One was almost open, and
the other Mr. Moore says his little
boy ha<d picked, but it showed that
it was perfectly ripe. We congrata
late Mr. Moore on what we believe to
be some of the first open cotton around
here. These specimens can be seen at
The S. S. Birge Co.
Prof. Lawrence A. Sease returned
on Sunday from Cornell, where he
1.as been taking a course in mat;he
Dr. Etheredge, of Leesville, came
over in his auto Wednesday. He re
ports that the roads are almost im
William Hatton, of Pomaria, is
visiting Marks Simpson.
Judge and Mrs. T. S. Sease, of
Spar:anburg. Mrs. Dr. Julian and
daughter. of Lake City Fla., and Mr.
J. L. Sease are visiting at Dr.
Miss Mary Lizzie Wise is visiting
Misses Marie and Mary Lathan, of
Little Mountain, and Miss Corrie
Boineau, of Columbia, visited at wise
Paul Whitaker, of Newberry, spent
a few days last week at his parents'.
Mr. and Mrs. "Pink'' Cook, of Co
l.umbia, spent a few days with rela
tives near Prosperity.
Mrs. J. F. Browne and little Eliza
beth visited Mrs. Lathan at Little
Misses Maud Hopkins and Lilhie
Mae Russell made a short trip to Co
Misses Rosa Nichols and Edith
Willis and Messrs. W. C. Stone, Jas.
-Wiheeler and G. W. Nielhols, of Sa
luda, visited Miss Mary Willis last
Robert Fengle and Claude Sease, of
Little Moun:ain visited Hal and Roy
Kohn on Wednesday.
Ed. Hendrix. of Concord. N. C.,
visited at Wise hotel last week.
Th fs ir=t one of the camping parties
to return from the mountains was Mr.
S. L. Fellers. who returned by rail.
The others are expected soon.
Rey. Mr. Groseelose, of Ehrhardt,
is visiting Mrs. N. L. Black.
Miss Ida Riser, of Saluda, is visit
ing Mrs. M. B. Bedenbaugh.
Miss Mary Wheeler will entertain
on Friday night at an at home, in
honor of her guests, Misses Sudie
Dennis and' Julia Jo'hnstone, of New
berry, and Miss Ada Wheeer. of Ex
Misses Bessie Mae DeVore, of Nine
ty Six, and Elberta Sease, of Little
Mountain, are the charming guests
of Miss Gertrude Bobb.
On Wednesday the Cherokees met
and defeated our team. in what prom
ised to be a very good game until
the fifth, when errors were responsible
for our defeat. WVyche pitehed a great
oame until his surpport wealeneal
yThis same team played a night
game also, which was very funny, but
whic!h our team also lost. A large
nmer of people attended both
oames a'nd were repaid for they saw
a team of full blooded Indians who
can play ball some.
The Cherokees leave our town
with two more tsealps to their already
WAS WOMAN KILLED FOR $4.00?
Explanation Lacking for Tragedy in
Detroit.-Suspected Man Not
Deroit. Mie;h.. Aug. 9.-After 24
hours of diligent work the authori
ties are no nearer a solution of the
mysterv surounding the murder of
Ars. Miartha Galahan, whose bod y
was found in a clump of bushes in
Hamtrack vesterday. than they were
the hour following the discovery of
Suspicion to-day pointed to a girl
hood sweetheart of Mrs. Galaihan,
with whom rumor connects her name.
This man the officers at once set out
to find, but they have been unsue
cessful in their search. The missing
man is married and to-day his wife.
while admitting that she had accused
him of improper relations with Mrs.
Galahan. admitted that it was she who
appraised her husband that he was
wanted by the police*and advised him
to keep away. She stoutly maintains
that her husband had no conection
wit:h the murder of Mrs. Galahan and
b;4ses her opinion on a statement
made to her, she says, by her hus
A motive of the slaving of the wo
man by this man is lacking, and the
authorities admit that the mystery is
as deep as ever.
The attention of the officers was di
rected to tihe missing man by Fred
Galahan. husband of the murdered
woman. who after identifying the
body, told them of his wife's alleged
relations with this man and suggested
that he be apprehended and question
Saturday morning when Mrs. Gala
han left her home she had, according
to her family, about $4 in her purse.
When the purse was found near the
body the money was gone. No further
motive for her murder is advanced by
LEAPS INTO WELL
Warren Guyton of Anderson Takes
His Life.-Jumps Into a Deep
Anderson, Au.g 8.-Warren Gty
ton, a w:ite man 35 years of age,
committed suicide at an early hour
this morning by jumping into a' well
3 feet deep. He had been suffering
with hemorrhages for five years and
doctors gave him no encouragement.
His ill -health was responsible for his
self destru,etion. Guyton had been
baggage master on the W. & A. road
between Atlanta and Chattanooga for
several years, and had accumulated
At 1 o 'clock this morning a mem
ber of his family administered to rnim
a dose of medicine. A few minutes
afterwards he wa5 missed from his
room. The police department was
notified and a search was instituted.
His hat and coat were found near
the well at 4 o'clock and on investi
eaion the body was discovered afloat
on the water. He was dead.
The body will be interred -here to
morrow. Mrs. John Kay of this city
is a sister1 of the deceased. He was
DRAGGED TO DEATH.
Fatal Accident to A. C. Floe, a Re
spected Farmer and Citizen of the
Neighborhood of Lancaster.
Laneaster. Aug. 3.-Mr. A. C. Floe,
who lived on the farm of Judge Jones,
three miles from this town, met a
Ihorrible death on his farm late this
Mr. Floe had finished his day 's
work and was returning to his home
rding a mule with the gear on when
the animal became frightenged at a
passinz negro. riding a bicycle, and
ran, throwing Mr. Floe from the mule
and catching him in the trace chain.
In this condition Mr. Floe was
draged a considerable distance to
his 'home. The mule continued to drag
the unconseious man through his
v.rd. relatives being unable to stop
the frightened animal
Mr. Floe was dead when the mule
was stopped, his head being crushed
and his body badly bruised. He leaves
a wife and nine children and was a
good citizen. The funeral services
will be held tomorrow.
REPLY TO MR. WICKER.
"Countryman" Takes Issue With
Mr. Wicker's Article Against
the Road Bond Issue.
Editor Herald and News:-There
were some pretty good articles in
your paper of the tenth, especially
one from Mr. J. C. Neel, who would
have thought it, coming from such a
big, easy-going. good-natured fellow
like John Neel, and he a prohibition
ist at that ? Every one of his points
in favor of good roads and the bond
issue was braced by undeniable an-d
Mucb can be said on both sides of
the question. In far-t. anything goes
on the popular side, it matters little
what forcible arguments may be
made on the side of the minority. But
Mr. Wicker. I must confess, said but
little on the popular side, and he was
like a great many people. even news
ape.r editors, w'ho want everybody to
took zt things as they see and want
them. sinply because "I said so." It
is barely possible that some few may
differ with these self-appointed cen
sors of public officials and directors
of public and p*rivate morals, and
personal rights and prerogatives as
Now. let us look at some.of Mr.
Wicker's arguments against good
roads and the bond issue. Listen to
him, this self-opinionated, this great
"e,o." this great "I": "We are not
making the proper use of the money
that we now have." How ,do you
know we are not? Is it just because
"I rise to say it." Do you think the
supervisors think like Mr. Wicker.
or did you ever give them the credit
that they di-d what they thought the
best at the time? That they might
.have :reasons of their own for doing
as t'hey did, or as they are now doing?
Monroe Wicker and Trvin Fe-gle are
pretty good fellows, and it will take
more than Johnny's say-so to con
vince the people that they would be
guilty of wrong *doing wilfully.
Now. as to Johnny's figures, they
look mighty crooked to a cross eyed
man. I never was any hand at figures,
and the way I got the most of my
answers to sums when a boy wa-s to
'"forge them." as we called it. John
uv 's answers to his sums look ex
atlv like mine did to me.
I fight shy of his figuring.
"Are we working the roads as we
ought ? I say not." Just listen to him:
"I say not." If that is a fact, why
don't you go to Mr. Feagle at once,
and put him wise C Then suppose this
Mr. Feagle would have the effrontery
to differ wit-h you, and say, "I am do
ing the people 's work the best that
can be done?" What would you do?
Knock him down? Well, I don't
doubt *he would deserve it. but I
would not advise that. Go to the
grand jumry, tell them all about it,
and they will settle with Mr. Feagle
quick enough. That grand inquest is,
here just to attend to such cases as
that, and with p9etry in the interim.
Thier. again. Johnny asks ab)out the
"'mac2inery we bought." ''Why is it
standing still," ete? and goes out of
his way. this Johnnyx does. good fel
low that lie is, and graciously tells
Feagle "to buy more mules," "'get
scrapes," etc., "'divide the hands."
and so on. I have no idea Feagle ever
knew a bre ath about this ma --L.ery
business, and Johnny, who is so lb
eral wvith his advice, should have told
uim about it and showed him ho'w u
use it. The other mitter abo.e the
srapes and mules, and dividing handk
if Mr. Feagle doesn't act on tils ad
vice, he would better keep his ear
close to the ground. for something's
going to drop.
"He is too easy with them (the
chain gang), don't push. allows too
much talking. gets out too late, and
in too soon-they are there to be
punished. as they should be by all
rules of right and justice." etec. et 3.
Well, that is a serious offence of our
last couple of supervisors, and should
be attended to at once. They should
slash them and work them like th3
dvil. But, theu, supp'se these super
visors would say to you, Mr. Wicker:
'Did von not know that the cruelty
and brutality to prisoners in Georga
raised such a stench in the nostrils of
the people and tihe cry for mercy from
those poor chainedi wretches ascended
so high to heaven,that kind Providence
who eis al ajut cmause a revela
tion to take place in that State. and
the vile system to be swept out of ex
istence? And. Mr. Wicker, while
wihii for days gone by, wlie s1
pervisors and chain gang (ruard did
their whole dut -.: :lat one of t'i
convicts, while ioo sick to wori, was
chained down an;i a lashed tiLi he
only lived long enough to crawl to the
friendly shade of a tree to die-d
you know, Mr. Wicker, that it is an
indisputable fact, the world over,
that a man that will unnecessarily
abuse one legally in his power and
will strike a. man in chains and shack
les. is a coward at heart?''
Now, if they would say these things
to you, what would you say to them?
No. Johnny, the great wave of good
roads, like temperance and compul
sory education, is overspreading the
whole country, and when the people
once understand the matter thorough
ly. no such arguments as yours will
stay or retard it for a moment. Don't
be too quick to ru.Nh into print, John
ny. Fools often rush in where wise
men fear to trea.d. and if these few
kind words should jar you any, take
no notice of it. Don't try to cut back,
for nothing you could say could dis
turb my equanimnty. I have been
chewed up, and cut up too much. in
my time, to be affected by anything
you may say. Next week I will have
something to say about good roads
and bond issue. if the editor will per
mit: then you may have something to
hoot at that's worth. while.
DR. JACOBS' INJURIBS.
Knocked Down by Vehicle, Head of
Thornwell Orphanage Lies in
Washington, D. C.. Aug. 11.-The
Rev. William P. Jacobs. of Clinton,
S. C. head of the Thoniwell Orplhan
age. who was knocked down by a ve
icle on Pennsylvania avenue last
ni.ht and rendered uneonscious, is
resting tonight at the Enuggency Ugs
pital. It cannot be stated yet what the
results of Dr. Jacobs' inju-ries will be.
He was picked up immediately after
the accident and rushed to the hospi
tal. a few blocks away, where it way
found that he :had suffered a broken
4-ollar bone, a fractured arm. and had
other bruises and contusions that may
lter result seriously. WXhen seen by
the News and Courier's correspondent
to-day Dr. Jacobs was unable to state
jus: how he had been hurt, but those
who witnessed the accident say that
in trying to cross Pennsylvania ave
nue, he was in danger of being run
over by a street car o'r some vehicle.
Pedestrians shouted to him to be care
ful, and becoming confused, he step
ped back right into the path of the
carriage that ran ovei- him. Dr. Ja
obs insisted that nothing be done to
the man driving t.be vehicle, saying
that it was not the fault of the latter,
but entirely his own.
Several South. Carolinians called at
te hospital during the. day to ask af
ter Dr. Jacobs, and many others have
been in com~munication1 with the phy
icians by means of the telephone.
Dr. Jacobs' son from Clinton and
other members of the family are on
their way to Washington and will ar
rive here some time during the night.
. Man at Various Stages. .
At 23 he thought fate was making
a special offer to keep him down.
At 33 lhe thought he miglh,t have
done great things if his wife had not
been such a handicap.
At 40 he believed he would have
been a great man if :his children had
not made it neessary for him to cling
to the sure things.
At 30 he was positive that there
was a conspiracy against him on the
part of his fellow-men.
At 60 he felt that if he could have
been 35 again nothing could have
At 70 lie began to believe that he
had failed because of a lack of cour
age and inability to make the most of
At 80 he was almost sure of it.
"Your grandfather used to be my
grandfather's hired man.''
"Yjes, and, your grandfather died
owing him a .years wages. Eh, what'?' '
A Personal Sketch of the Man Who
Nearly Found a Pole.
Nearly two years have passed since
Lieutenant Shackleton set sail from
tie East India docks with his little
ship the Nimrod and a gallant band
of comrades bent upon the most dar
ing enterprise yet attempted by ex
plorer. the attainment of the South
Pole by a desperate rush acss the
ice of the gloomy Antarctic continent.
And recently he comes back to Lon
don with the glory of a great achieve
ment fresh upon him. If he has not
planted the British flag at the South
Pole -he has really conquere'd it. He
has looked upon it from afar, andlut
for the accident which deprived his
party of a pony at a most critical mo
ment he would have reached it.
The explorer comes of an old York
shire family which settled in Ireland
nearly two centuries ago and inter
tnarried with Irish families until it has
become practically Irish in blool.
Among his ancestors have been men
of some note. His great-great-grand
father, Abraham Shackleton. founded
the boaiding school at Ballytore at
which Edmund Burke was a pupil,
and one of Abraham Shackleton's
sons. the poet Richard Shackleton,
was a life-long friend of the great
In 1886 he was sent to Dulwich
college. but t-here he did not distin
guish himself by his application. "He
never rose high in the school or ap
plied himself to his books," said his
former master. "but his merits were
always recognized as being out of all
r'Aation to his place in form. He
left too young, for I think he was not
16, to distinguisl himself in athlet
From t-he same authority we learn
that he was a boy of energy and char
acter-prelude to a life of action
and a~ "lively an:d very pleasant fel
low." On leaving Dulwich, about
1889, to gratify his roving disposition
he went to sea, entering the merchant
service and circumnavigating the
world four times. During the South
African war he took part in the trans
port of British troops by sea to Cape
Town. but his real chance of distine.
tion came when in 1901 he was chosen
as third lieutenant in theAntarcticex
pedition which sailed south in that
year under Capt. Scott. His deter
mination and physique led to his se
lection by Capt. Scott as one of the
three who with 'himself were to make
the prolonged and diffieult sledge
journey south toward the Pole. On
this occasion \ tihey reached a point
some hundreds of miles further south
than 'had been attained by any pre
Lieut. Shackleton, despite his i-ron
frame, suffered greatly on this ex
pedition. He was attacked by snow
blindness, which caused him excruci
ating pain, and for some idays his
health gave way completely. Appar
en'tly at the very extremity of death,
he had to be placed on a sledge and
dragged by his companions. The party
ran short of food and a curious story
is recounted by him of how night af
ter night they were haunted by vis
ions of delicious food in their dreams.
One nightmare incessantly beset him.
He thought that he was continually
<haseid by enormous slabs of pastry.
On his ret.urn home in 1904 he was
appointed secretary to the Scottish
Geographical Society in Edinburgh.
He had always had a fondness for
journlism, having for some weeks
been editor of the South Polar Times,
Vhe little paper published for the de
letation of Capt. Scott 's expedition,
and he wrote occasionally for the
press on his return to En 4land. .In
1906 he - resigned his sec'etarys!hip
and contested Dundee in the Unionist
interest. "It is.'' he sai!d. " a fig'ht
~for another poll.'' punning on the
Pole the conquest of which he has al
ways had at theart. He was not fated
to succeed, and there was a huge ma
jority against him.
He married in April, 1904, Miss E.
M. Dorman. and :bas two children-a
boy just four years old, who declares
that he "is going to be a hero just
like daddy.'' and a little daughter 2
In appearance Lie.ut. Sha.ekleton is
.a man above middle height, not 40
years of age, and young looking for
his age. His eyes are steel blue, with
a peuia look of determination, and
Fthe lines of his face suggest will, per
sonality and power of leadership.
Any one seeing him for the first time
would say, "Here is a resolute man."
One of his hobbies is a love of the -
,poets, and his taste is fine, as he
knows by 'heart all the greatest of
Mwedith 's, Wordsworth's, Tenyson's
and Browning's poems. He is not
%above owning that he too has paid his
tribute to Parnassus, though as a
minor poet, he has not yet appeared
In 1907, after overcoming every
kind of difficulty, he organized his
famous expeidition to the Antarctic,
which was to make so much history.
The Nimrod was bought-a little
whaler of ancient date but stout in
hull-and admirably equipped. The
experience acquired in the Scott ex
pedition was turned to excellent ac
count. Lieut. Shackleton took muAh
lighter clothing than has been usual
with Polar explorers in the past, as
he had found furs to be a' distinct
mistake. and the king, when he in
spected the Nimrod upon her depart
ure, was so surpris7ed at the thinness
of the clothing that 'he asked whether
it would really be warm enough for
the fearful cold of the South Pole.
Other departures from precedent
by which Lieut.- Shackleton showed
his resources were the substitution of
Manchurian ponies for dogs and the
specially designed motor car, the
first ever landed on the southern
continent. This was not an unquali
fled success, though it was most use
ful for laying iepots and conveying
In July, 1907, the Nimrod left the
East India docks. "I have made my
will," said Lieut. Shackleton, as the
little vessel crejt out of the Thames
amid tears and cheers, "but don't
imagine that such a course betrays
the slightest foreboding on my part."
Nor was his confidence misplaced. As
we all know, not a single life was lost
his expedition, thus making what is
really' a new record in an exploration
of such magnitude and danger. At
Cowes the Nimrod was inspected by
the king and queen and the queen
handed the intrepid sailor a silk flag
which he was to plant in her honor
at the furthest point south that he
reae:hed. Proceeding by Cape Colo
ny and New Zealand to the Antarctic,
the Shackleton expedition effected a
lauding at Cap'e Royd in early 1908
and at once .began its work of explora
'After a long 'record of,work during
1908, on October 29, of that year the
preparations for the rush to the Pdle
were completed. A party consisting
o~f Lieut. Shackleton, Lieut. Adams,
Mr. Eric Marshall. and Mr. Wild left
the base of operations with four
ponies, Depots had been previously
laid fo-r a considerable distance to
the south so as to give supplies for
the return journey.
Each man in that Polar climate,
where the bitter blizzards blew almost
continuously, had to do his daily
march. dragging heavy loads, on 20
ounces of foo:d. What this means can
be understood from the comment of
Mr. Bernacehi, another well known
-Antarctic explorer, who tells us that
,the proper allowance is 36 ounces.
The temperature fell to 70-degrees of
frost, and the rarified air tried the
'daring explorers to the utmost.
'On January 9, 1909, they made their
last day's march to the south.- At
latitude 88 degrees 23 minutes, only
rdinety-seven geographical .miles fromn
the South Pole, t hf neare3' point to
either Pole that man had attaine'd,
they halted. The air was comnpaira
tively clear as they gazed upon the
mysterious region around the Pole.
''No mountains were visible,'' tele
graphed Lieut. Shackleton. ''We saw
now a plain stretching to the south,
at an altitude of over 10,000 feet.''
Reluctantly they ret-:aced their
teps and the blizzards now blowing
behind them helped. them baek. But
so closely had they cut the margin of
safety that again and again food ran
out just as the depots which they
had left on their adva nc w":re
rea ched.-London Mail.,
Something New for Harriman.
It must be a novel experience to E.
H. Harriman to find himself in the
'hands of p'hysicians to not only make
him pay for advice but compel hini