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OL XLVI NO. 89 NEWBERRY, S. C.. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 19. 1909 TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
UFGreat L3terest Mo
The Voting Has Started Fo,
some Prizes f hich Will
To Any One. -Browj
$150 In Gold '
The Herald and News contest has
created great interest and enthus
iasm throughout the county, and
many people -have already gone to
work with determination to win :the
valuable prizes which have been of
fered without cost to any one. There
are now twelve contestants, and it
is probable tha;t many others who are
waiting for a good start will be an
nounced next week.
The names of the contestants and
the number of votes received by each
will only be published on Friday of
each week. The number as publish
ed each Friday will include the votes
received by each contestant up until
6 o'clock of the Wednesday preced
Following are the nominees up un
'il yesterday afternoon and the num
ber of votes received by each:
James 'Harry Summer..........402
Annie Laurie Lominack......259
ocar Summer................ 254
eyward B. Ewart ............102
- ary Louise Jones.............100
Sue Ella Peterson.............1.100
lara Novice Brown.......... .100
im Tom Miller................100
Cvie Ward ....... .. ......-1D
B. Leitzsey Jr..............100
The prizes are as follows:
1st prize-Browniekar Automobile
or $150 in gold, the winner having
the option of choosing either.
2nd. prize-Handsome diamond
.rd prize-Gold watch.
4th prize-Gold-headed umbrella.
5th prize-$10 cloak or overeoat.
Something for Everybody.
All those soliciting subseriptions
. * .
* TH DE.*:
The editor has handed me a .tote
from a member of the Lutheran
Ohuirch of the Redeemer in which myI
atteent-ion is called to the fl.ie crop of2
ions that may be seen on the lawn
around this beaut'iful ehurch. Now
hat is the limit. Of course, I would
ot under any circumstances tell the
name of this member and if I werei
.he pastor and officers of the churchi
4 would immediately prefer charges
against any member w%ho objected to
a nice crop of onions on a church
lawn. But why should my attentioni
be called to it. Now, I had not .ob- t
seved this growth of onions, but the i
first time I have leisure I am going (
to stroll around that way-take at
,onstitutional whatever that is-in t
~that neck of the woods and see tVhese 1i
oions with my own eyes. Somebody h
gave me a remedy for preventing on- f
ions in wheat by soaking the seed in a
some liquid, but I have forgotten I
what it is. I mean, of course, soak- d
mg 'the seed wheat and not the onionv
Come to think of it I hope the offi- v
ers of this church will not destroy n
Fthese onions until I have an oppor- A
unity to see tGem as I have never p
sen an onion lawn. I have heard of
a blue grass lawn and a lawn grass
lawn, but an onion lawn must be f
unique-especially for a church lawn. e.
I thrink John Mayes could give the h
other:an; a lesson in lawn making. A
ow the Baptists grow peas and corn p
~nd such useful Articles as that on n
tjeir lawn. I think they have been n
eading w'Gat J. J. Hill has been e
saying atbout the land not producing ec
sufficient to feed the world and they ec
bave determined not .to waste their e
ground on such ornaments as lawn fi
erss and blue grass, but. have the t<
titaran idea. I don't think they f<
have an onion lawn. The,Presbyte- ir
rians have no lawn at all, but .believe J
Sin chrysanthemums and 'hot suppers. g
Well T am go-ningnoeoo at that on- v
7d News Contest.
r Contestants For the tHand=
be Awarded Without Cost
riekar Automobile or
'he First Prize.
and collections on subscriptions for
the purpose of casting votes in this
contest, either for themselves or for
others, who do not secure one of the
prizes, will be given a commission of
ten per cent. , on all subscriptions
turned over to the contest manager
by them. .
The rules were published in the
last issue of The Herald and News,
and will be published again on next
Tuesday. Any additional information
may be secured from the contest
manager, Mr. James L. Aull.
found a nomination ballot, which
will entitle the nominee to 100 votes.
This nomination ballot can only be
used in nominating a candidate w'ho
has not yet been nominated. The con
pon good for one voite, which also
appears in this issue, may be voted
by any one for any contestant, or by
contestants for themselves. The nom
ination ballot and the coupon will ap
pear in every issue unitil the close of
the contest, on January 10, 1910.
For money paid in on subscrip
'tions, whether ne'w or old, the person
paying the subscription to the con
test managpr is entitled to two votes
for every cent. No votes will be al
lowed in this contest on subscriptions
amounting to less than fifty cents.
For new subscriptions for a period
not less than one year 100 votes ex
tra will be .allowed. 1
This contest presents ~a great op
portunity for the winning of hand
some prizes without 8ost to any one,
and iunder the rules of the contest it
will be seen that those who work for
the prizes and who do not win vill
receive ten per cent. on the amount
turned in by them. So that every
body who enteres the contest will be
ion lawn the first time I have opp6r
tunity and I do hope the officers will
not remove it immediately..
When The Idler gets its pWi I
kipe .the prak commission will iio
nake an onion lawn. I like onions,
>ut onions don't like me. They may
nake a pretty lawn, but I imagine
:hey would be too loud for the chil
Iren to play on. But then you might
iot need 'to put up the usual sign,
'Keep off the grass.'' However, I
lon 't believe I want any onion lawn
n riny park-our park-mine and
"atsy 's park.-.
Oh! the pa.rk is ceoming and com
ng right soon, too. Stick a pin
here. Put it .in your pipe,and smoke
t. If some of these rich fellows
[on 't soon come across I am going
o start a poor man's fund and raise
he money, and some rich man will
ase an opportunity to have his name
.anded down to posterity. 'We poor
olks are the only ones who do things
fier all. And we can do them, :too.
'rank Stanton says: "Remember
at one reason why de po' is always
ith you is kaze he can't git money
er move away.' However that is,
re are here and as the rich folks
ron 't let us get money enough to
iove away. we are going to stay.
mnd we want that park for our own
Just think of the money the poor
olks poured into t4he coffers of the
arnival and tKink how far it would:
ave gone towards building a park. r
end then we could have enjoyed the
ark all the year round and the It
ioral influence would have been so!6
mueh better with a park than a
arnival. But I am opposed to at
arnival e6ming to town and I just
an't help it. But the park. Did you 1
v-er think 'how pretty it would look r
rom the railroad to have the "bot
>m'' all beautitully lightzed and a
>untainls playing and chuildreua romp-i
ig and1 happy and the grass green.
ust think of the pleasure it would
ive so many people and then ask I
'enthusiastic for a park. I mean
that enthusiasm whieh finds- expres
sion in deeds rather than words.
"Yes," said the friend, "even in
this here corn, in the jug, with the
bright bead- on it, the deadly pella
gra may lurk."
The Major looked' thoughtful. He
seemed to be impressed. Then, look
ing up from the bottom of his empty
glass, he said:
"John, pass the pellagra."
I wonder if any of the learned
doctors, who recently assembled in
Columbia to discuss this new old dis
lease thought of this feature of the
su.bject. Well, I reckon it makes no
difference for t1hey tell me that the
trouble with most of the modern
"cora -in the jug" is that 1it never
saw or heard of the corn which pro
duces pellagra and in fact pellagra
would be a very mild disease compared
to what the corn in the jug" does give
one. The fact is I hive hea-rd -so
much about t'he evil effects of the
"corn in the jug" that I have aban
doned the use of my morning' dram.
It was done at a great sacrifice to my
feelings and appetite, but I guess I
am better off.
I told you that I -usually read the
Columbia Record. Well, I found the
following in an issue this week. Mon
day's issue, I think. So these tourists
were traveling on the Sabbath.
Two auto parties between -here and
Newberry last night had a very try
ing experienee on their way back to
Columbia. This is the way tihey
happened to be "afraid to come home
in the dark." In one machine were
Mr. and Mrs. J,. W. Bond, Miss Kate
-Cantwell aid several children, who
had gone up to meet the second party
at Newberry. The party being es
corted back was composed of and in
cluded and- embraced Dr. F. A. ,Cow
ard and Mr. F. L, Brown, wh were
on -their way back home from the
Atlanta races. The 'two machines.,
started out in fine form from New
berry shortly after -dark, the 'ma
chine being .driven by Mr. Bond in
the. lead. The night was dark and
spooky and 'the Bond party began to
have feelings of being lost, and afker
labored inquiries . discovered them
selves speeding back toward New
berry like the twentieth century lim
ited. The night was then far ad
vanced and feeling it would Dot be
wise to keep t'he children out all
riight, they decided to ialake for
CiHapin, where they found fair ac
comm#da'tions, starting out fresh
and early fhis morning and reaching
Columbia in good shape. When the
two parties got together here this
morning Messrs. Coward and Brown
iso 'had a story to tell about getting
ost several times, and how finally
when the night was far advanced
hey discovered themselves thirty
niles from Columbia going like a
lying machine toward Newberry af
er they had been within twelve miles
>f Columbia. They had been out in
~he dark all nigiht flitting about be
~ween the two cities. After Old Sol
urned the light on -this morning the
:wo parties rolled into Columbia eas
ly and in good shape.''"
The moral of all this is that these
eople ought to have spent the night.
ua Newberry. The penalty is the fir
~eit for not, spending the night with
~eham and Wright at the Newberry
Iotel. And the further lesson is that
11l roads lead to Newberry. It mat-r
ers not which. way you roam if ever
~nee you put your foot in Newberry
ou will sooner or later get in the t
oad that leads to Newberry and you 2
~enerally find it sooner than later.
I see from The Herald and News
hat the Civic association fa.iled tot
1eet. Now, that is too bad. How
an I get The Idler's park without
he cooperation of this organization. E
ell th.ings are possible if ;the women
etermine, and when they do, the A
iling has already happened. Please T
all another meeting and put ,new ec
fe into the organization. The wo- a.
en of Newberry must no;t tamit T
at the organEation can't be made e<
vital force in this community, for a:
can, and1( a force for good. -t4
That light hias no: yet been put in ai
riend street at the Union Station. I s
s nover there the other night and
ito my surprise it was so dark you
could not see your hand before your
face. I am satisfied that city council
has not observed my remarks about
the need of this light. I wish some
one who is familiar with the ity
would tell me whose ward this street
is in and I will make a personal ap
peal for this lighlt. It would pay to
put this light there, and it is neces
Talking about -lights, about a
month ago I had o;ecasion to go out
Boundary street in the early evening
1 for a short .conANitutional, and if you
want to feel a dark street just walk
along this street in front of the ror
idences of Dr. McIntosh and Mr.
Mower and you can ac'tually feel it.
I mean the 1-ackness of darkness. If
you ever had jour flesh to crawl or
your hair to rise you can imagine
one 's feelings passing along this pub
lie street when the mantle of night is
thrown over the earth. I donit often
go out at night and I am glad of it.
I am "just crazy''-I believe that is
a good expression-about lots of
light. I do not prefer darkness to
I was walking down the street .the
other day and I noticed some prety
red signs tacked to electric lighit
posts and I suppose to telephone
posts. - These are very pretty and or
namental and add greatly to Ithe
civic beauty of the city. They evi
deneee the fadt that we are a modern
city-is tba:t good grammar? Will
Prof. Setzler tell me? You see I had
a very' limited education and would
like to know-but,as I wasgoing on to
say, if I were the eommissioners of
ptiblio works, or the telephone
people- which I am not-I would
not permit the poles to be or
namented in this fashion. I am afraid
ornaments of this charaieter will have
the effet tq chill the enthusiasm of
Our people in other civic odornmen,s.
But, I reckon this is none of my bue
ness and one who has so little should
possibly hold its peace, bult I just
can't help it.
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Attenition of Bell Telephone Co. De
sired-U. D. 0. Oyster Sup
Pro4erity, Nov. 18.--Rev. Ira'
Caldwell has gone Ito Florida where
he is establishing and overlookfiig
mnission work for the A; R; Ptesby
Miss Kheisias Bell h'as ~accepted
the position~ of asainVant teacher in
:he Mt. Pilgrimi'sinfoi
Tihe U. D. C.- wilt give anr Oyster
Supper at the auditorium onu the ev
mning of November 26. Every ese is
nvited to come.and help in the good
Mr. Cannon, of Laurens, ispdi
sunday and Monday i the city.
Moseley Bros. have on a great sale
his week. The sitore is filled, every
lay with waiting customers.
Mr. J. D. Quattleebaum left Tues
lay for western markets to purchase I
heir fall supply of stock.
Cards have been received announc
ng the approa'ching nuptials of one
four fair former young ladies, Miss i]
lstelle, Stewart. Mr. Turner, of ~
ieySix, is the fortunate gentle
Thbe telephone company has strung t
cable -Through the main part of
own. This adds much to the appear-: I
nce of the line. . if
Mrs. M. 0. J. Kreps has return
d from a visit to her son at Augus- n
Miss Hattie Leitzsey, of Charles- t
>n, is the guest of Miss Gertrude.i
Mrs. G. Y. Hunter visited Mrs.. 0. e
.Mayer -this week. f
The Graded school will observe
rbor Day next Friday, the 26t'h. h
here will be public exercises by the u
iildren beginning promptly at 10:30 t:
mn. in .The ensemble room up stairs. c<
he p)arents ,and friends are most hi
rdially invited to spend an hour k
rid a half with the children and vi
~achers. After the literary exercises w~
!)propriate to the occasion, trees a
id .shrubs will be planm.ed by the it
We are delighted to see that our
Pd-itor has launched a great plan fo:
increasing his subscription list ano
interest in the flrt paper in the coun
ty. All that is needed is simply t<
have the matter of subscribing to Th(
Herald and News brought before tht
people and .there will be a regula
harvest home of new names added to
Will someone please tell the Bell Tel
ephone company that when ithey ver4
placing the cable ithey forget to put
those two promised lines o Newber
ry. Indeed, three lines are not lux
uries, but necessities. If the one
poor overworked line that is now ir
operation is.not ready to break in '
hundred places it is not because cen.
tral is not constantly, incessantly
saying "Line's busy."
NEWS Or BACMAN CHAPEL.
Rev. Anderson Will Cotinue at Eb.
enezer.-Sowing Oats.- Wood
men s Supper.
Slighs, S. C., Nov. 18.-Rev. W.
Ray Anderson, who is so well known
throughout this entire community as
a most soul stirring preaoher, be
gan a series of meetings in Johnstone
Academy school house last Saturday
night which will continue each night
through this week and will probably
close on next Sunday nighit.
We don't announce this as a cer
tainty, but it is thought that the
meeting will last until Sunday night.
Services begin at half past seven
Any one who raises an objection
,to Rev. Anderson's services in any
way, we can't see on wthat grounds
they do so as he pleads so ekrnestly
and faithfully in each sermon for the
salvation of all lost souls. We trust
that the meeting will result in doing
There will be preaching at Colo
ny church on next Sunday morning
at eleven o'clock by the pastor, Rev.
Dr. A. J. Bowers. Sunday school at
Mr. P. H. Kinard, of this seetiou,
who lost 'is dwelling house and en
ti'? @4iteits by fire albout a month
,Ago hag itquested me to announce
that he extends his .heartfelt thanks
and deepest appreciation Ito all who
coatributed for -his relief. While his
loss was very great, yet he feels
greatly encouraged to know that he
'has 3o mainy warm friends who prov
ed they were real friends by :their
kindness shown to his family in their
time of need.
Oats that were sown early are u
to a fine stand and look very nice.
There :bas been a large quantity sown
We co-ntirrue to have nice weat'her
which has been very favorable to the
Earmers for sowing grain and finish
ing gathering their crops. It is very
avarm for the season of th'e.year.
Misses Annie and Frank Paysing
er and brother James, of Newberry,
risited at the homes of Mr. and Mrs:
[A J. Wilson ,and Mrs. J. K. Epps
n last Saturday night and Sunday.
Mrs. W. W, Kinard and Mr. I. H.
WVilson spent last Saturday night and
sunday at t'he home of Mr. and Mrs.
['. L. B. Epps.
Mr. Edwin Epps, of Columbia,
pent last Sunday and Sunday night
it the home of his moither, Mrs. J.
Ci. Epps, returning to Columbia Mon
Union school is working along
Licely with Miss Teddye Maybin as
Mrs. M. E. Enlow visited at the
ome of her mother, Mrs. John F.,
lanks, a portion of last week.
The W. 0. W. members, of Po
iaria, Ash Grove, No. 194, Will cel-'
brake their semi-an ual supper on|
Lie night of the 23rd of this month
1 the "Woodmen Hall'' of Poma
ia. All of the members are request
i 1;o be p)resenlt and partake of this!
Since the above was written we
arn that Uhe sueperintendent of ed
cation, .together with one of the .I
-ustees, has objected to t'he meeting <
>ntinuing any longer in the school t
ouse and Rev. Anderson has been t
indly invi;ted to continue these ser- t
ces in Ebenezer church, where he
ill do so. These people have shown:
.Christian spirit in extending this (
vitation and will be rewarded by E
mn, "wso doeth all things hvell.'' d
PRESENTMBNT GRAND JURY
Finds Nothing of Which to Complain,
s-Ask Governor to Offer Re
ward for Incendiaries.
To His Honor, S. W. G. Shipp, Pfre
We, the grand jury for 1959,- de
sire to report that we have carefully;
considered all matters thandtd to us
by the Solicitor, and have :'eported
our findings upon same to tht Court.
Committees from our body have
visited, and as thoroughly a possible,
investigated the conditi-., of affairs
existing in the offices of the county
officials and we are i!nabled to re
pot same as well kept and the offi
cials as a body to be assiduous in
their efforts to render faithful and
efficient service. In this connection,we
wish to call attention to the manner
in w'hich the Supervisor is conduct
ing that branch of the business of
the county devolving upon im, es.
pecially in the improvement of high
ways and crossings over the treamsr
and we bespeak for him the hear.ty c&
.operation of all who desire the goo&
of the county. We would recomend,
to him, however, careful supervision
as to the quality of the lumber that
is being offered- for bridge building
purposes, and that only the best
available class be used and none. oth
er paid for.
We have examined the books of
record of the Magistrates of the
'county and find, in the majority :of
them, evidenees of care for the pub
lie welfare. All eases disposed ofi
accounted for in proper manner, and
receipts from the Treasurer for all
fines collected. We are uneertain, ia
regard to the disposition of cases in
Township N6. 5, in which persons
prosecuted for criminal offenees are
allowed to compromise with the pros
ecution, without answering to; the~
State for the violation of ts stat
utes. We request ihe Solicitor to
look iu+to this mater, and to give
sueh expression of his view of the
low 4 will correct the error, if such
;exists. We feel tbat oux highest
commendatio-A iS due to Ithe magi4a
trate of Nos. 1 and 8, J. H. Chap
pell, and to ihis deputy, C. G. Bleas.
for the fearless manner li which
they have performed tha trying d1
ties, at all itimes, devolving nyon themi
as conser'vators of the peace and sd-'
cial well-being of The whole county.
'We request that the Solicitor and
representa'tives from this courity to
the general assembly use their influ
enee, at oflesf ind conitinuously, to se
cure ~from- the goveriior of the state
an offer of reward. stdieent to ses
cure the services of detectives for the
purpose of conviction of the'ifrcen.di
aries who have been destroy.ing prop.
erty in the coun.-y recently, and rec
omniend -that the supervisor seure
two bloodhounds and place them in
the keeping of the sheriff, to be used'
by, him and such persons as he may
authorize, in tracing and capturing~
such parties as well as others who act
in violation of the criminal statutes,
when found to be necessary.
We are credibly informed that the
continuance of Ashford 's ferry on
Broad River as a free ferry is n
necessairy and instruct the Supervis
or -to discontinue payment for same,
and to notify parties coucerned, at
onice, of such intiention.
'We wish to thank his Honor for
the~ thorough and lucid nature of his
interpretations of the law in giving
:o us information necessary for the
proper conduct of our part of the
,roceedings of the 'eourt, and beg to
Assure him that they 'have been of
:he utmost value to us, as a safe
guide in the conduct of matters comn
ng before us for .consideration.
We recommend that the usual fee
>e paid our clerk for services.
,J. W. Wilson,
Nothing more was known on Tues-.
lay of the entombed men, 300 of
e o:n were caught in th St. Paul
aine at Oherry, Ill., t'han a~t the time
f the disaster. Troops are present
o keep order when the bodies are
roughit to the surface. It is though;t
iat none of the miners are alive..
The stockholders of the Atlantic
oas;t Line railroad met in Richmond
a Tuesday and re-elected the old
irectors, who re-elected all the old