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VOL LVI NO 96NEWERRY S.C..TUEDAY DECMBE 14. 109 WIOEA WEK.?1.0 AYEA
'ONLY TWO CHANGES IN NEW
M. L. Banks Succeeds Dr. Wol
ling at Central-Mr. Whittaker
Goes to Hickory Grove.
The Methodist Confeernee in ses
-iou last week at Abbeville, adjourn
d yesterday morning and the ap
ointments were read.
While there were a good many
-changes in the appointments, com
aratively speaking, there were few.
In Newberry county only two
hanges: Dr. J. W. Wolling, who has
rved Central Church for two years
nd who has made many friends in
Tewberry, goes to Allendale. He is
-ueceeded by M. L. Banks who
mes to Newberry from Darlington.
j Prosperity Mr. Whittaker has
erved the limit of four years and is
ransfered to Hickory Grove in the
ock Hill Circuit. He is succeeded
y S. C. Morris, who comes to Pros
perity from Pelzer.
The following are the* appoint
A. J. Cauthen, Presiding EIder.
Anderson-St. Johns, P. B. Wells;
Orrville, A. B. Hardin; West End
nd Toxaway, W. J. Snyder; Antre
ville, P. H. Rhodes; Clemson Col
leg., M. B. Kelly; Donalds, S. W.
enry; Lowndesville, R. W Hum
phreys; MoCormick, S. D. Bailey;
Mt. Carmel, J. S. Abercrombie; Pel
zer, T. D. Jones; Pendleton, J. F.
knderson; Star, J. T. Miller; Town
vile, C. L. McCain; Walhalla and
Seneca, A. E.-Driggers; C. D. Mann,
rnumerary; Walhalla District, R.
Doyle; Westminster, J. L. Single
n; Williamston and Belton, C. C.
)ek; Williamston Circuit, Wil
W. I. Herbert, Presiding Elder.
Allendale, J. W. Wolling; Apple
J. T. Peeler; Beaufort and Port
yal, J. M. Rogers; Bethel Circuit,
W. Burgess; Black Swamp, W. W.
'illiams; Charleston City, Bethel
rch, W. B. Duncan; Trinity, Pe-'
Stokes; Spring Street, J. H.
yes; Cumberland, D. W. Keller;
Pleasant, H. Etheridge; Cottage
e, J. P. Inabinet; Cypress, S. D.
ghn; Ehrha.rdt, A. B. Watson;
pton, J. R. Copeland; Hender
ville. J. H. Montgomery; Ridge
, W. S. Goodwin; Southampton,
D. Patrick; Summerville, A. C.
ndler; Walterboro, H. J. Cauth
You'ng ' Island, A. Sassard.
C. Roper, Presiding Elder.
bville, Hery Stokks; Butler,
P. Way; Cokerbury, P. E. Dib
Greenwood, Main Street, J. W
;Greenwood Mills, George Lee;
Mrds. D. P. Boyd; Newberry,
ral C'hureh, M. L. Banks; New
. O'Neall Street and Moliohon,
C. Kelly: Newberry Circuit, J.
riday; Ninety Six. J. A. Cook;
eville. J. M. Lawson: Phoenix,
.Inabiinet; Prosperity, S. C.
is; Princeton, Foster Speer;
a, E. P. Taylor; Verdery, W.
iggins: Waterloo, 0. L. Durant,;
mire, 0. A. Jeffeoat.
W. Daniel, Persiding Elder.
-en, J. B. Traywick; Batesburg,
Cantey; Bath, C. P. Green; Go
a City. Washington St.reet, E.
atson; Columbia, Main Street,
.Brunson: Columbia. Green~ St..
Holler; Columbia, Granby St..
Bedenbaugh; Brookland, J. W.
;Edgewood, J. H. McLendon;
eld, L. D. Gillespie; Fairfield,
Spinks; Gilbert, C. A. Norton;
teville, A. H. Beeldham; Lang
.E. Wayne; Leesville. S. H.;
;Lexington, J. C. Counts;
g'on Fork. C. W. Burgess;
Augusta. J. L. Stokes; Ridge
3. K. Inabinet ; Swansea. 3. C.
;Wagner, J. E. Taylor; Co
aCollege. W. W. Daniel, pres
Epworth Orphanage, W. B.
ton. Superintenden1t; Pay-n
e, G. WV. Walker. President.
.Kilgo. Presiding Eler.
nettsville. R. E. Turnipseed:
.vimle P. B. Ingram; Bethlle
hem, J. P. Veldon; Cartersville, A.
M. Gardner; Cheraw, Marvin Auild;
Chesterfield, M. F. Dukes; Clyde, D.
H. Everett; Darligto,ii Trinity
Church, B. R. Turnipseed; Darling
ton, Epworth, S. F. Hook; Darling
ton Circuit, J. R. T. Major; East
Chesterfield, J. C. Holly; Florence,
R. H. Jones; Hartsville, A. T. Dun
lap; Jefferson, J. A. Graham; La
mar, J. L. Tyler; . Liberty, J. H.
Moore; MeColl, G. C. Leonard: Tim
monsville, E. W. Mason; Assistant
Sunday School Editor, L. F. Beatty.
W. M. Duncan, Presiding Elder.
Clinton, J. E. Mahaffey; Easley,
IA. H. Best; Fountain Inn, S. T.
Blackman; Greycourt, R. M. Du
bose; Greenville City, Bruncombe
Street, W. A. Massabeau; Greenville,
St. Paul, R. L. Holroyd; Greenville,
Hampton Avenue. J. R. Walker;
Greenville, Sampson and Poe, J. N.
Eison; Greenville Circuit, J. F. At
taway; Greers, E. T. Hodges; Lau
rens, L. P. McGee; Laurnes Circuit,
S. T. McCarty: North Pickens, E. L.
Thomasson; Picldens Oircuit, J. C.
Young; Piedmont, W. B. Justus;
South Greer, S. T. Creech; Travel
-ers Rest, J. R. Walker; Conference
Secretary of Missions, R. L. Hol
W. P. Meadors, Presiding Elder.
Cades, E. M. McKissick; Cordes
ville, W. T. Bedenbaugh; George
town, Duin:can Church, W. H.
Hodges; Georgetown, West End, W.
H. Murray; Greeleyville, L. E. Peel
er; Johnstonville, J. L Mullinax;
Jordan, T. W. Godbold; Kingstree,
W. A. Fairey; Lake City, W. L.
Wait; McClellanvi-lle, W. C. Glea
ton; New Zion, E. P. Hutson; Pinop
olis, W H. Perry; Rome, T. J.
Clyde; Salters, W. T. Patirek; Sam
pit, R. E. Bryan:t; South Florence,
J. R. Sojourner; Summerville and St.
Pauls, E. S. Jones.
R. E. Stackhouse, Presiding El
Blenheim, S. J. Bethea; Britton's
Neck, J. E. Gasque; Borwnsville, C.
M. Peeler; BucksviIle, 0. N. Roun
tree; Centenary, W. H. Murphy;
Conway, G. E. Edwards; Conway
Circuit, E. S. Scoggins; Clio, C. C.
Herbert; Dillon, W. C. Kirkland;
Gallivants, J. W. Bailey; Latta, J.
E. E. Carlisle; Latta Circuit, W. .R.
Barnes; Little Rock, W. C. Owen;
Loris, T. F. Gibson; Marion, S. B.
Harper; Marion Circuit, J. A. Me
Graw; Mullins, W. H. Baker; Mul
l'ins Circuit, D. J. Guess; North Mul
lins, Allan MaeFarland; Waccamaw,
S. M. Jones; West Conway, to be
supplied; Conference Secretary of
Education, W. C. Kirkland.
C. B. Smith, Pesirding Elder.
Bamberg, T. G. Herbert; Barn
well; E. A. Wilkes; Branchville, J.
T. McFarlan; Cameron, C. E. Peele;
Denmark, T. E. Morris; Edisto, G.
T. Harmou; Grover, W. L. Gault;
Harle vville, H. C. Mouson; Orange
burg, St. Pauls, XV. H. Bays; Ora:ige
burg circuit, G. W. Davis; Orange,
T. L. Belvin; Providence, J. J. Ste
ve son; Rowesville, A. R. Phillips;
Smoaks, J. E. Rushtun; St. Georges.
J. WX. Arial; St. Georges Circuit, J.
Rock Hill District.
T. C. Odell, Presiding Elder.
Blackstoek, H. B. Hardy; Chester,
D. M. McLeod; Chester Circuit, Dove
Tiller; East Lancaster, J. T. White;
Fort Mill, T. J. WVhite; Hickory
Grove, H. W. Whittaker; Lancaster,
M. M. Brabham; Lancaster Circuit,
H. L. Singleton; Northi Rock Hill,
XW. M. Owi ngs; Richbourg, WV. S.
Martin; Rock Hill, St. Johns, H. R.
Mills; Rock Hill, Laurel Street, H.
B. Carter; Van XWyck, S. B. Bailey;
Winnsboro, D. Arthur Phillips;
Yorkville, J. H. Thackr; Yorkville
Diei,H. C. Meyer; Missionary As
isatSecretary, H. B. Brown.
M. L~. Carlisle, Presiding Elder.
Belmont, B. H. oRbertson; Blaceks
burg, G. F. Kirby: ('a:npobello, E.
Z. James: ('herokee, XW. H. Thrower;
Clifton and Cow Pecs: J1. G. Hug
gis; Enoree, D. D. Jones: Gaffney,
Beaufort Street. G. P. Watson: Gaff
ney:.. Limestone Street, J. H. Rhodes;
affney Circuit. T. B. Owens; Jones
ifle. XW. H. Arial; Kelton, H. F.
Brock; Pacolet Mills. K. F. Jack
son; Reederville, J. L. Ray: Sautue.
J. H. Manley; Spartanburg, Central,
R. S. Truesdale; Spartanburg, Beth
el, J. W. Speake; Duncan and Saxon,
T. B. Ingram; Glendale, W. H. Polk;
City Mission. J. W. Shell; Union,
Grace Church, S. A. Donahoe; Un
ion, Green St., J. G. Farr; Wood
ru ff. G. H. Smith; Wofford College,
R. A. Childs, Financial Agent; S. A.
Nettle;. Editor' Southern Christian
Advocate; President Wofford Col
lege, H. N. Snyder.
V. T. Duncan, Presiding Elder.
Bethany, '0. D. Spires: Bishopville,
T. A. Murray; Camden, H. B.
Brown; Elloree, J. E. Stricklend;
Fort Motte, S. P. Winningham;
Heath Spring, A. S. Leslie; Ker
shaw, J. H. Noland; Lynchburg, J.
S. Beasley; Maniing, F. H. Shuler;
Oswego, D. Hucks; Pinewood, T.
W. Munii:erlyn; Providence, J. W.
Wright; Richland, L. D. Phillins;
St. John and Remberts, R. E. Sharp;
St. Matthews, J. M. Steadman;
Sumter, First Church, M. W. Hook;
W. S. Stokes, supernumerary; Sum
ter, Broad Street, J. B. Wilson;
Wateree, J. V. Davis.
Place for Next Session Chosen.
Question 45 was ealled, "Where
shall the next session of the confer
ence be held?" and R. E. Turnip
*4d nominated BennetLPsvile, and
asked J. T. Everett, layman, to ex
tend the invitation. W. B. Duncan
nominated Charleston, anid retired
for Mr. Everett to talk for Bennetts
ville, which he did most eloquently.
Mr. W. H. Cogswell, of Charleston,
spoke for his city and Bethel church,
which asked for the next meeting.
He was deeply in earnest. V. C. Dib
ble spoke for Trinity church, Char
leston, and Capt. Gruber spoke for
Spring .Street church, saying a Bap
tist brother had insisted on his
bringing the Conference to Charles
ton. "Does the Baptist brother warnit
to immerse us?".was asked by some
one. "We will immerse you if neces
sary,' said Capt. Gruber, anrd the
Conferentce laughed "long and loud.
W.P. Meadors spoke for Bennetts
ville. The question was called. and
the vote stood 112 to 112. The sec
retary said he could not vouch for
the correctness of the vote. Confu
sion followed, and the Rev. R. E.
Turni,pseed withdrAw Bennet.tsville,
which was not satisfactory, .but after
much talk it was ordered that the
roll be called, and the secretary pro
ceeded, each member answering
"Bennettsville'' or "rCharleston'' as
he liked. Excitement ran high and
everybody was listening, .as the an
swers showed, as the call proceeded,
that it was close. The result was
Charleston 126, Bennettsville 124,
and on motion the vote was made
unanimous for Charleston amid ap
Thae first ballot for lay delegates
to the General Conference resulted
?n the election of C. C. Featherstone,
G. C. Hodges aud H. P. Williams,
withl Capt. Gruber and Messrs. Mur
ray. Snyder and Greeg within one to
three votes of election. A second bal
jut was taken.
Division Resolution Presented.
The Rev. D. M. McLeod presented a
memorial or resolution providing
for a committee to form a memorial
to the General Conference, asking
for a division of the State into two
Methodist Conferences to take effect
at the session of 1910, this commit
tee to form the plan, making the
lines and all necessary machnaery
for action of the General Conference.
Mr. McLeod was given time to tell
the reasons for such a division,
prominent among which he mention
ed the unwieldy size of the body and
he difficulty of providing homes for
the Conference in the smaller towns,
and claimed that a division would
ake it possible for the small towns
to entertain the Conference and the
body knowing its members better.
Ele presented a map which makes
Broad River the lines across the
State following it and the rivers it
rurs into from the hills to the sea.
Such a division would give 41,010
nembers on the East side, and 44,
858 on the West side with churceh
ropertyv to the amount o'f $787,437
(Continued on ne four.)
THE IDLER. *
I referred ii* my last artiele-I
reckon you wuold call it an article
anyhow in what appeared in the last
issue of The Herald and News over
my name-to a character described
by Mr. Dickens in his great novel,
David Copperfield. I wonder if any
of the novel readers of this d.ay ever
read any of Mr. Dickets' novels.
Well, in my opinion they are a great
deal better than a lot of the stuff
that is read to-day. But that is none
of my business. It has been a long
time since I read David Copperfield.
Mr. Mieawber had a way, as I raid,
of waitng and expecting something
to turn up, and like most people who
do, .generally the wrong thing turned
,p. But he had a habit also of doing
what he termed "fallen back for a
spring." On one of these occasions
he said to Mr. Copperfield: "You
are no stranger to the fact, that
there have been periods in my life
when it has been requisite that I
should pause, until certain unex
peeted events should turn up; when
it has been necessary 'that I should
fall back, before making what I
trust I shall not be accused of pre
sumption in terming-a spring. The
present is one of those momentous
stages in the life of man. You find
me, fallen back, for a spring, and I
have every reason to believe that a
vigorous leap will shortly be the re
Now, I was just wondering if
Newberry was "fallen back for a
spring", and if she was going to
make a leap any time soon after
some of -those things which go to
make up a liver town than we had
just~ now. This is a momentous
stage in the life of this town. It de
pends on the spring we fall back to
make the leap and the momentum we
give the leap whether results are ac
complished or not. We need to make
that leap all together if we are to
get resuts from it. Little biekerings
and little selfishness must lbe put
aside. We must be willing to do
soinething for the public weal. This
is a good old town, but it has changed
wonderfully since I have know ii;.
Mrs. Micawber was wiser in this
world than Mr. Micawber. On one
occasion we find her saying to Mr.
"Now I am convirnced, myself, and
his I have pointed out -to Mr. Mi
eawber several times of late, that
things cannot be expected to tu--n
up of themselves. We must, in a
measure, assist to turn them up. I
may be wrong, but I have formed
I am convinced that Mrs. Mica i
er's opiuion was sound from any
viepoint. ''Things cannot be ex
peted to turn up of themselves,'' is
s true to-day as it was when Charles
Dickens put these words -in the
eouth of Mrs. Micawber. If youj
ant anything to happen you must
o out and get busy and make it
appen. The people who do things
in the world are those who go out
nd do them and not wait for them
o turn up. And that is what I am
~oing to do with The Idler's -park.
[ am going to turn up something if I
ave to go out and call the poor peo
ple together anid ask them to unite
earts and hands in this great work.
[ don 't mean that we are exactly go
hg to call ourselves the poor people,
hut I rather mean to say that if I'
can 't arouse those who have been
signally blessed with the money,
which some people are pleased to
lesignate the good thing of 'earth, I
m going to the laboring man+ and
the man of small means and ask
them to urnite in one great struggle
o get this most desira;ble thing. It
ust come and I want it to come
I hear that bridge over the South
ork of Scott 's ereek is being built
md wilil soon beC ready for use. It is
needed. Now~ whlen the new admin
the railroad in Boundary street, or
better still, has a viadact-I believe
that is the right name-then we will
be it. The railroads should get to
gether and build a union depot in
Caldwell street at the junction of the
two roads and move the passenger
station away from the freight depot.
Why not do it now. Newberry is
big enough for that. I bet there are
people in town who object to it. I
will give a chromo to any man or wo
man who will propose anything that
is for the best interest of this com
munity that will have the unanimous
support of all our people. We are
born kickers and we are always on
our job, and I defy successful con
tradictiont of that statement.
Mr. Editor, I see that the Observer
has a Cornfed Philosopher. I sin
cerely hope that it will eat pure
aaize so as not to introduce that new
disease-what do you call it?-into
Lhis healthy city. You know some
people go so far as to hold that pel
lagra may lurk in the juice of the
corn, .but the fellow who likes it
the juice-will I.ikely say pass on the
pellagra. Since Mr. Rockefeller has
given a million to stamp out the
hook worm may be some one will
come along a7nd give another million
to abolish pellagra. They tell us
the house fly must go. That it is the
cause of disease. I look for the leg
islature to establish a Idepartment of
state on -the house fly. That is to
investigate it. That is the thing
now-investigate. I sometimes won
der how the old folks lived at .al.
They did not know about all these
things and yet some of them lived to
a pretty good old age and they never
had their appendiv removed and
they never heard of pellagra though
I blietre it is a pretty old 'disease.
And the house fly, why they thought
it was here for some wise purpose or
it would not have been created. But
in this day we are too wise to accept
any such simple faith theory.
I heard some gentlemen talking
the other day. I was not eavesdrop
ping either, but I don't think they
knew I heard the conversation, but
it was not a confidential conversa
tiou. They were complaining about a
statement pu6blished some time ago
in the Columbia State. Now, I don'-t
read the State very closely--not
that it is not a good 'newspaper
but I just don't read it, that is all.
And I did not see this statement
about which~ they were talking, but
as neither one of the editors in New
berry has called attention to it 1
think the State should be given an
opportuniity to correct the state
ment about which these gentlemen
were complaining, for L must think
the statement was an unintentional
error, for while I am told that there
are possibly a few citizens in the
tow'n of Newberry whom the editor
>f the State does not love, still I do
aot think he would carry his dislikes
to the extent of publishing a state-.
nient to the detriment of the entire
somm unity, or of withholding from'
jublicat ion anything about Newber
-y because some of these citizens
v-ho have had the misfortune to in
~ur tihe ill-will of the editor figured
ni it, or some of their names happen
~d to be mentioned. Oh, no, the ed
tor of the State is too hoig a man,too
>road and too liberal to do a small
hing like thet. At least that ist
vhat I would say, but, of course, I
ion 't know. But I must get to the
>oint I started after. 'These gentle
nen cong>laiuned that in a list of
ianks or bank capital which wa's
>rinted in the State the total capital
f the banks of Newberry .was put
[own at $36,000. And no correction
ias been made of it. Now, I don't
Enow whether t'he editor of the State
as time or inelination to read such
tuff as I write or not, but I thought
t was but fair that such a state
nen mtit be a muist.ake and oppor
unity should be given to correct it. I
1 *:s 1ooking over the statemecuis I
>f Ih baks of this cou:ry as prinit
.d uih county paper.A un!der the t
al for Novemnber 1(1, and there 's a (
C1:N-e )roper bank. doinug a tafe
a. :-f:wi. onkingu bus'ins' ,with I
m~ caia i All. And the demhits I
Li nenrly $201000fi ar!d the lIIr.1s t
and discounts about the same. It is
the Win. Coleman & Co., bankers, at
But all the other banks in t!ie
county have a paid in capidl stock
and the four in Newberry-the town
-have a combined capital of $300,
000. Countimg the barn,.s .t Pros
erity, Lttle Mountain an1 Pomatis,
the combined capital stoz]: of the
banks of the county is $370,000.
BAPTIST CONVENTION CLOSES
Lauerns Chosen as the Place of
Anderson, December 10.-Special:
The State Baptist Convention. com
pleted its work for the year at the
morning sessiorx here today. Several
important committee reports were
considered and adopted. The most
memorable happening of the day was
the resignation of Dr. T. M. Bailey,
the venerable secretary of the State
mission board, after twenty-four
years of service, to become secretary
emeritus for life. Richard Carroll,
the negro tent evangelist, was intr6
duced to the Convention just before
its close, and a special collection ta
ken for his work.
After devotional exercises and the
reading of the minutes of the pro
ceeding day the report on temper
anee was read by Charles A. Smith
and adopted by the Convention. The
report was a general commitment td
the cause of temperance. Supple-,
mnenting the report of R. W. Saund
ers offered a resolution committing
the Convention to the support of
State-wide prohibition. The resolu.
tion was adopted, as a matter of
aourse, without opposition. L. R.
Roper and J. D. Huggins spoke on
One of the most important mat
ters before the Convention to-day
was the consideration of the report
)f the several committees appointed
ander the Howard L. Jones resol-u
tion looking toward a solution of the
lifficulties confronting the cause of
The committee on -apportionments
:nade the folloWing recommend,ations
Eor contributions by the churches of
the Convention during the year, end
ing November 30, 1910: State mis
sion $40,000; home missions $25,000;
oreign missionss $42,500; orphan
ige $26,000; aged ministers $7,500;
rrrent supporet Furman University
7,500; ministerial education 'F-ur
nan University $2,500; Theological
Seminary $1,800; Bible work, Sun
lay-school departmnent, $1,500. To
The committee on nomination of
~he executive board nominated the
oowing, who were elected on the
report of the committee: T. M. Bai
ey, W,. T. Derieux, Z. T. Cody, G. A.
Wright, W. W. Keys, F. P. Coving
:on, F. M. Satterwhite, W. J. Langs
:on, Rufus Ford, B. M. Foreman, J.
D. Bailey, Howard L. Jones, WV. R.
Brown, C. B. Bobo, J. D. Huggins, T.
. Lawton, G. Bi. Edwards, J. R.
Alten, J. F. Vines, S. J. Watson.
Richard Carroll, the negro tent
~vangelist, delighited the Convention
.ith :bis earnest and sane- presenta
ion of the needs of evangelization
imong the negroes. In substantial
mdorsemen't a collection of $41.33
was taken on the floor of the Con
rention. The balance of $75 needed
o ,eomplete the Johnson memnorial1
und was collected.
The report of the committee on the
roung people's movement was adopt
>d. After passing resolutions for
rally expressing the appreciation of
he Convention of the courtesies
hown by the Anderson church and
eople and a nu-mber of short miscel
aneous addresses from the floor the
ionvention formally adjourned at
bout 1 p. in., after one of the most
aronious and successful sessions
a its long history.
Laurens was chosen as the place
f next meeting and the pastor of
he Anderson church, John i. vi.'e,
). D., was appointed the next Con
ention preacher. The time was left
o be determined jby the exeeative
ommittee in order not to conflict
ith the meeting of the North L.aru
itla Baptist Convention, but will be
teld approximately at this time of