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VOL XLVU NO.98 NEWBERRY, S. 0.. TUESDAY. DECEMBER 2-1. 1909 TWICE A WEEK. $1.50 A YEAR
Dimo.wnwoBTms roR 1910
Appointed by Couny Agent S.
. Duncan in Newberry County
For the Next Year.
Demomstrators For 1910.
Saber, Whitmire, R. F. D. 1.
E. Sterling, Newberry, R. F. D. 1.
I. B. Smith, Newberry, R.. F. D. 1.
Ie, Newberry, R. F. D. 1.
<. Boozer, Newberry, R. F. D. 1.
Clamp, Newberry, R. F. D. 1.
*j. S.Bozer, Newberry, R. F. D. 1.
p. Boozer, Newberry, R. F. D. 1.
IA. A. Cleland, Newberry, R. F. D.
. . D. Hudson, Newberry R. F. D. 1.
H,. B. endrix, Newberry, R. F. D.
J. W. Johnson, Newberry, R. F. D.
H. T. Longshore, Newberry, 1. F.
W. C. Brow, Newberry, R. F. D.
. W. Caldwell, Newberry, R. F.
0. H.Lane, Newberry, R. F. D. 2.
J. L. Mayer, Newberry, R. F. D. 2.
Welch Wilbur, Newberry, R. F. D.
J..!. Mayer, Newberry, R. F. D. 3.
-W. T. Buford, Newberry, R. F. D.
',Geo. A. Epting, Newberry, R. F.
. Miller, Newberry, R. F. T.
j. Blair, Newberry, R. F. D. 4.
I Herbert, Newberry, R. F. D.
W. H. Long, Newberry, R. F. D. 4.
B. L Domniek, Newberry, . F.
HE C. Suber, Newberry, R. F. D.
T. Chandler Newberry, R. F. D.
C Chas. S. Suber,. Newberry, R. F.
Lee Hayes, Newbbrry, R. F. D.
W. L. Buzhardt,, Newberry, R. F.
"W M. Perdue, Newberry, R. F. D.
E0. Lake, Newbery, R. F. D. 7.
Jo. B. Scurry, Chappells, R. F. D.
M. J. Lognshore, Chappells, R. F.
*'.P. Coleman, 9happells, R. F.
3.-L. Watkins, Chappells, R. F. D.
~ . W. Watkins, Chappells, R. F.
Win. Watkins, Chappells, R. F. D.
. L. Dominick, Chappelle, R. F..
D. H. Stillwell, Silver Street, R.
C. S. Fellers, Silver Street, R. F.
Noah Moore, Prosperity, R. F. D.
Tom M. Mills, Prosperity, R. F. D.
E. 0. Shealy, Prosperity, R. F. D.
1.-M. D. Derrick, Prosperity, R. F.
J. E. Long. Prosperity.
S. L. Fellers, Prosperity..
-E. M. Cook, Prosperity, R. F. D. 3.
SL. S. Long, Prosperity, R. F. D. 3.
E.T. Mayer, Prosperity, R. F. D.
D.M. Morri-s, Prosperity, R. F. D.
Z. W. Dennis, Prosperity, R. F. D.
RB. T. C. Hunter, Prosperity, R. F.
J. S. Nichols, Prosperity, R. F. D.
H. M. Wieker, Pomaria, R. F. D.
J. 5. Watts, Slighs, R. F. D. 1.
B. L. Miller, Slighs, R. F. D. 2.
O63ear Lovelace, Slighs, R. F. D. 2.
A demonstrator is a practical far
er who works a portion of his farm
mder the supervision of a field agent,
hich tract he is expected to inspect
t least monthly and report on same.
A cooperator is a farmer who
ees. to follow the instruetions of
he department and make a general
eport at the end of the season.
I have fifty-nine demonstrators for
910 and it will be impossible to take
n more and do justice to all, as this
is an. increase of nine over 1909 and
have extended the work in the lower
part of the county.
lAny one wishing to become a co
operator and receive the literature,
please send me your names and num
ber of rural routes.
S. M. Duncan,
Newberry, S.'C., R. F. D. 3.
THE LOCAL PRBACHER.
Fine Tribute to the Rev. MarWk M.
Boyd, Who Was a Minister
For 57 Years.
The above is the caption of "An
Address Delivered Before the His
torical Society of the South Caro
pal Church, South, at Abbeville, S.
c., December 7, 1909. By -Rev. Jo
seph B. Traywick," who, by the
way, is well known here, and lov
We acknowledge, with thanks, the
receipt of this excellent address, and
have read it with much pleasure, and
not only have we read it with pleas
ure but with edification as well, es
pecially its introductory or prefa
The address is mainly composed
of brief biograhpical iketches of
"local preachers who have given
large service to the Church.''--The
first sketch is of one whom we all
k1iew, and whose 'memory we all re
vere-the lateR'ev. Mark M. Boyd,
of whom the, speaker spoke as fol
"First, I refer to.Rev. Mark M.
Boyd, of Newberry county, who
passed away in 1899, in the 95th
year of his age and the 57th year of
his ministry: He was perhaps the
best known local preacher in th'a
bounds- of our conference. Having
had three sons in the South Caro
lina Conference, he had opportuni
ties to visit every part of the Con
ference. His coming was always
hailed with delight in the homes of
the people and in the services of
the church. He thrilled more eon
gregations in relating his experi
ence than any one I have ever heard
speak. He loved to assert, "If I
can't shout, I will shine.'" For pu
rity of life, zeal in th; service of the
Master, clearness of spiritual vision,
unselshness and all-round Christian
character, none have preeeded him
in odr hitsory. His father, Rev.
Nathan Boyd, was for a long time a
gifted local preacher. Father and
son gave together one hundred yeais
of loesl preacher service to New
The "three sons'' referred to
above are the late Rev. J. Marian
Boyd, and Revs. George M. and D.
P. Boyd. Rev. George M. Boyd, af
ter iniore than thirty years in the
ministry, is on the, superannuated
list, residing at Sartanburg.-Ed. L.
Stepping Higher in Railroad Circles.'
Mr. Frank G. Wright, 'so-n of Mr.
and Mrs. W. F. Wright, of Tylers
vlle, who has recently been running
as Southern Express Messenger be
tween Columbia and Augusta, has
'again been transferred in the line of
promotion, with a consequent in
rease in salary. His new run is
on the *mainjline from Charlotte, N.
C., to Jacksonville, Fla. The numer
ous friends of young Mr. Wright are
glad to hear of his increasing popu-I
larity and rapid growth of favor 1n
the estimation of the officials of the
great railway system which he rep -
resents. -Character and inteliienee go
hand in hand with worth and merit
when a young man applies himself
faithfully to his duties.-Lauren3
Mr. Wright is a nephew of our
townsmen, Messrs. R. D. and Ha'skellj
The T. P. A.
The required number of memberst
for the formation of a post of the
T. P. A. in Newberry have been se-'
cured, and the defi'nit-e organization
will probably be had about Decem
ber 30. Counting old members and
new there are now thirty-five en
rold. The post will be known as
Post J. An elegant supper was 3erv
ed at the Newberry hotel on Thurs
ay eeniia fo11awing the ineetigs.
Vell,Ohristmas is mighty near here.
It is the greatest and the grandest
festival that we have. Without it
we would have no hope of immor
tality-there would be no Christian
ity. It is a simple story-this storyi
of the humble birth of the Christ
child. It takes not long in the tell
ing, and the little children under
stand it. The apostles in telling'of
it take much less space than a news
paper would use in writing the sto
ry of an ordinary crime. But with
all our learning and our advance
ment and our modern methods we
could not approach the simple gran
iduer of the grand simplicity of the
recorded story. And it is the great
est story that was ever -told.
"And there were in the same
country shepherds abiding in the
field, keeping watch over their flock
"And lo, the angel of the Lord
came upon them, and the glory of
the Lord shone round about them:
and .they were sore afraid.
":And the angel said unto them,
Fear not: for, .behold, I bring you
good tidings of great joy, which
shall be to all people.
"For unto -ou is born this day
in the city of David a Savior, which
is Christ the Lord. .
"And this shall be a sign unto you;
Ye shall fitd the babe wrapped in
swaddling clothes, lying in a man
"And suddenly there vas with
the angel a multitude of theheavenly
host praising God, an.d- saying,
"Glcrv to God in the highest, and
on earth peace, good will towards
Could anything be added? Could
anything be taken away? It was a
wondrous message the shepherds
heard that night as they watched
their flocks on #udea's plains.."Glo
ry to God in the highest, and on
earth peace, good will toward men.''
It was an angel chorus that sang
the glad refrain, and the world' was
filled with melody the like of which
had never before fallen on ears this
side the gates of pearl. And the lit
tie babe was wrapped in 'swaddling
clothes, lying in a manger.
Do you know that if our ears are
rightly attuned we may hear this
heavenly music, even as did the shep
herds keeping vigil that night .more
than nineteen hundred years ago?
"Peace on earth, good will to men,''
-the logical sequence of "Glory to
God in the highest.'' God is not
far away. His heaven is no distant
land. His angel ehorus will next
Christmas morn be heard by many
here on this earth. Did .not Jesus
himself tell us, "Inasmuch as ye
h'ave done it unto one of* the least
of these my brethren, ye have done
it u;nto me'?''
Di;d you ever stop to think how
lonely and dreary the world would
be if there were no Christmas-if
the Christ child had -not been born
of woman'? Suppose for a minute
that Christmas would be blotted out;
picture in your mind, if you can, a
world without a Christ and without
a Christmas. Then, when you have
done 'that, compare the picture you
have drawn with the happiness
which Christmaas has ,brought int4o
the world and will continue to bring
into the world until that day of
which we are told when time shall
merge irito eternity.
And then ivhen you have done
that cast up your accounts and see
if you have the Christmas spirit. It
is the spirit of love. It is the spirit
of loving giving, the spirit of giving
because the heart impels you to
give. I don't mean the giving of
costly gifts, if you are not able. No
man lives who has it .not in his pow
er to add a mite to the happiness of
?omebody else. If you can't give
anuything else, you can give love and
good wishes and words of hope and
cheer and encouragement to some
porellow who is struggling along
the pathway of life under a burden
which is weighting his shoulders
There will be lots of sorrow in the
world next Christmas morn. There
is always sorrow someWhere. There
will be the chair made vacant since
the last glad Christmas morn. There
wi;hetickneskand there will bei pov- I
erty and. distress. The hearbs of many I
mothers will be bleeding for way
ward sons. There will be many fath
ers weary with the striggles and the
cares and the disappointments in a
cold business world. Can you carry
solace to some heart that is seared!
with sorrow? Can you make some
body happier? Can you increase
even a little the world's store of
good cheer and sunshine? If you
can-and you can-go straightway
and do 'so. That is the Christmas
Christmas is the children's special
festival. It is right that it should
be so. It is the birth of 1 ,abe that
we celebrate-the babe who waxed
strong and went about his Father's
business of saving the woild, pass
ing through Gethsemane's agony and
giving his life a willing sacrifice that
his blood might wash out the dark
stains of sin.. There are people
who don't believe it is right to teach
children to expect Santa Claus. I
remember last Christmas there was
a preacher in North Carolina-I
think. he was a brother of the ddi
tor-who wrote an 'axtiele talking
a:bout the duty of parents -o tell
their children that Santa doesn't
eome; but that the gifts are in
commemoration of the birth of the
Christ-ehild. Now, that preacher
simply didn't know what he was
talking about, a:nd I hope that he has
I am going to hang up my stock-1
ing Christmas eve night-ankd I am
going to try to get a good one, with
out any holes in it, and I don't be
lieve old Santa will pass me by. I
hope Cook and Peary didn't dis
turb him when they were up at the
North Pole. Cook and Peary didn't
have any businesss up there, any
how. That is the home of Santa
Claus, and we ought not to -disturb
him, because he has brought more
happiness to more little children
than anybody else in all the world.
I am not going to talk about the
streets and the government or any
other such matter at this season. z I
am enjoying Christmas and I can't
talk about anything else now. I al
ways take a couple days off Christ
mas ani do nothing but sit around
and think and e:n.joy myself.
LITTLE MOUNTAIN WINS PBIZE
One Hundred Dollars to School at'
Little Mou.ntlain for Improve
menits. One of Five to
T-he rural school improvement as-1
sociation of South Carolina met in
Columbia on Saturday to award the:
prizes to thirty-five rural schools in
this State showing the greatest im
provement .during the past year. The
prizes given amounted to $2,000.
Five amounted to $100 each and
fifteen to $50 each. The Little Moan
tan school at Little Mountain was
awarded a $100 prize This is one
f the best schools in the county and
The Herald and News congratulates
this school on securing this prize
not only on account of the money
value but on account of the good
that will come to the school from
the effort in making the contest.
A Pretty Place.
One of the prettiest .places in the
city may be found -at Mayes' Book
Store. Mr. John B. Mayes, the pro
prietor, is one of the most progress
ive and energetic and enterprising
merchants of Newberry, and he has
one of the prettiest stocks of Christ
mas goods to be found in this sec
tion of the State. It is a pleasure to
visit his store whet-her you may de
sire to purchase or not. If, how
ever, you may desire to purchase
Christmas presents, you may find at
his pla,ee almost anything that may1
be suial for a cuaQtmas present.'
NEWBEaY COLLEGB NOTES.
Societies Choose Debaters.-Dele
gates to Rochester.-Base Ball
A feature of the week and a fit
ting manner for the ushering in of a
week of dreary examinations was
the appearance before the student
body of half the members of the ju
nior class in oratory. It was the
first appearance of any member of
the class this year. Much friendly
rivalry existed and the excellency in
both delivery and composition of the
speeches was marked. The names
of those who spoke with their sub
jects follows: Chas. P. Barre, "Con
fliet. of Principles;", Henry Bolt,
"America's Liberty;" W. G. Cobb,
"Freedom;" M. C. M. Fisher,
"Men of Action;" N. B. Hendrix,
"Justice in South Carolina."
The Excelsior and Phrenakosmian
societies have chosen their debaters
for the annual inter-society debate
to be held next spring. President,
0. C. Shealy, Excelsior. DebUaters:
Excelsior, C. H. Kreps and C. J.
Shealy; Phrenakosmian, H. A. Lubs
and A. B, Schaeffer. Orators: Ex
celsior, N., B. Hendrix; Phrenakos
mian, M. C. M. Fisher. The Excel
sior debaters submit the subject this
year and the Phrenakosmian debat
ers have the choice of sides. The de
bate will take place on the 18th of
"Stonewall Jaekson, the Soldier
and Christian Gentleman," is the
subject assiged by the . Drayton
Rutherford .Chapter of the Daugh
ters of the Confederacy to those
members of the senior class who may
wish to write an essay in contest for
the gold medal which is annually
awarded. A number of seniors will
Those delegates who will represent
Newberry college at the Rochester
convention of student volunteers are
President Harms of the faculty and
A. L. Gunter, Chas. P. Barre and G.
H. Ballentine of the student body.
The delegation will leave on the 27th.
. The athletic association is to be,
congratulated .upon having secured
the services of "Fie" Fulenwider,
of North Carolina as base ball
coach during next spring. Fulen
wider's record as a ball player is
an enviable one, he having been.for
a number of years a star pitcher in
the Carolina league. His berth last
year was with Little Rock in the
Southern League. The student body
is :exultant over his acceptance, and
with the substantial remnants of last
year's team and the raw material
which is now*'in college, the friends
of the college m'ay be assu.red that
when "-him umphs" cries "play
ball" next spring Newberry's
strength, .as usual, will be figured
greatly on the diamond..
A Former Newberrian.
The Herald and News -has receiv
ed a letter from Mr. J. M. Calmes,of
Brooksville, Miss., ordering a copy of
the Annels of Newberry and also a
copy of -the Reminiscences of New
berry, 1by Mr., Carwile.
Mr. Calmes is a brother of the
late F. N. Calmes, and a son of Mr.
John McMorris Calmes, and himself
a native of Newberry.
It will no doubt be pleasant in
formation to his fri-ends and rela
tives in this county that he is svc
eding at his adapted I ome, andI
while he does not say so. we gather
from the printed- let',er nead that lbe
is president of the Jamison, Calmes
ad Gray Co.; vice presidenit of the
Dwl Furniture and Lumber Co., and
secretary and treasurer of the
Calmes Grocery Co., of Brooksville.
At the home of Mrs. Sallie Lomi
ick, Sunday, Dec-ember 12, her
daughter, Miss Talula, became the
bride of Mr. Holland Ruff, the eer
emony being performed by their
pastor, the Rev. J. J. Long. A most
elegant dinner was served, which
was highly enjoyed by all. This
young couple has the best wishes
and congratulations of their many
reivem and friends .
THOMAS GRAHAM WINS.
Prize in Boys' Farm Oontest for
Largest Yield of Cotton.-Sam
Neal Comes Second.
The $5.00 prize in the boys' farm
contest for the largest yield of eot
ton was awarded on Saturday- t*
Thomas Graham, son of Felix A.
Graham, of Pomaria. Sam Nea
son of G. P. Neal, of near Newbery,
received honorable mention.
The committee awarding the prize
was composed of Prof. .S. J. Derriek,
Mr. H. H. Rikard and Prof. V. B.
There were several, contestants
and the reports were all good, show.
ing good work and good resulta.
This prize was offered by Messrs.
Blease & Dominick, along .with a
mmnber of other prizes ofered by
others in the boys' farm contest in
this. county. The other prizes -aere
awarded at a meeting held some time
ago. This prize could not be awma
ed at that time foi the reason that
the boys had'not yet finished pick
ing their cotton, and it was deeided
to award it at alater time, Saturday
being fixed as the day. *.The reports
were sent to Superintendent of Edu
eati5n J. S. Wheeler, and by hin
turned over to the committee who
made the award.
UNDER 10,000,000 BALES
GINNED TO DnCEBER 14
Report of National Gtiners' A oc
ation Places Coaon Preparsi
for Market ag 9429,00 2a".
Memphis, Tew., Dee. 17.-The re
port of the National Ginners' asso
eiation shows that 9,429,000 bles
of eotton had been ginned to.Decem
ber 14, 1909.
The report by States follos: Al..
abama, 994,000; Akansas, 652,000
Florida, 58,000; Georgia, 1,778,000;
Louisiana, 246,000; Mississippi, 996,
000; Missouri 'and Virginia, 52,O00;
North Carolina, '596,000; Oklahoma,
521,000; South Carolina, 1,074,000;
inessee, 221,000; 'Texas, 2,271,000.
Yong and Progressive Pirm.
Among the young and progressive
firms of this State is the fi'of' el
lers a:nd Morgan. These young men
carry a line of first class shoes; an.
gent 's furnishings, and they have
displayed great taste. in the decora
tions which they have plaped in J
their store,' commemorative of the
holiday seasong Especially .artistic
is their holly arbor. In fact, it is a
dream of beauty and it gives one a
feeling of the Christmas time even.
to look in at the door of this store.
They heave also many suitablearticles
for Christmas presents, which are
not only beautiful but are useful.
Dr. Welling Address the Y. K. C. A.
S of Newberry College.
Sunday afternoon at the usual
hour Dr. Welling by special request
addressed the young men. of the Y.
M. C. A., taking as his subject,, "De
velopment and the choice of aetivi
At the close of the service .the
leader addressed the speaker thank
ing him for his -address and for his
co-operation in their work among
the young men of the college.
The speaker added that it was
with regret they had heard of Dr.
Wlling 's removal from Newberry,
but in departing their best wishes
went with him to his new field of
Newberry is getting to be a large
distributing point for pianos. In
fact, the people of this section are
purchasing their pianos from New
berry. Only last week Mr. J. L.
Bowles, of The J. L. Bowles Co,
spent some time in Whitmire and
as a result of his visit the celebrated
Schulz piamno has been placed in
some of the homes in this thrivmng
Mfr. Bowles also has made trips to
Little Mountain and as a result, has
placed.several pianos amongst the
good people of that section.
These pianos may be seen at any
time at the furniture store of the
J. L. Bowles Company, in Newberry.