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VOLUME XLVILf NU3BER 32. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA* FRIDAX. APRIL 22, 1910.TWCAWEK$10A.Y L
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Chamber Commerce Organized-Dedi
cation of Church-School Clos
sperity, April 21.-The dedicia
of Grace church, as pre
announeed, will be held Sun
y 1. Rev. M. G. G. Scherer,
eston, will deliver the ser
in the morning. He will be
assisted by Rev. C. A. Freed,
of synod, and several other
ers who have been invited for
ion. The latter will preach
evening. Special music by
bock and the choir will be
both services. You and
iends are cordially urged to
d join in the praisee and dedi
Annie May Bedenbaugh, of
Bridge, visited the Miaes
is week. -
irge Wise made a week-end
'Columbia and elsawhere this
ie Counts, the popular
of the Little Mountain
ed his sister, Mrs. Reagin,
Iangford is spending a
'with relatives at Utopia.
exercises of the high
be held on the evening of
at the auditorium. The
of the evemng will be a
ad;dress, songs by the school,
and the awardin gof medals and dis
tinetions. The exercises will ibegin
,at 8 o'cloek sharp.
Mr. S. S. Birge attended court at
Greenville this week.
Superintendent Brown has asked
us to make a note of the fact that
nearly a hundred books belonging to
the school library are scattered
around in the various homes of the
town, and that it will be apprelciated
if these books are sent in during the
nert few d;ays, so. that a complete list
of them may be mad'e before the
close of school. As it is about every
third Qr f0urth number missing, to
please see if your own book ease is
,ot unwittingly harboring one or tw6
of these straying books.
The Literary Sorosis will be en
tertained by Mrs. F. E. Schumpert
on Friday at 4:00 p. m. At this
time the Revolutionary period will be
liished. Several intei'esting papers
.ad tories will be read relative to
o~n 't forget tIr #~iity contest
hat was announced last fall. Now
the time, little men, to plaft 7(ear
ptumpkin seed and begin building GM
castles around a dandy, shining green
Studebaker, Jr., wagon.
tMrs. Cald,well closed her private
school last Tuesday, after a very sue
1he majority of our houseiwives
can say without a frown that the
pdiee of meats may come and go and]
go and come, so far as they are per
sonasly concerne'd, for they haveI
made themselves independent of such
Things as the capriees in prices. Yes,
ineubators are abnost as ubiqu.itous
as the piano-and we do not exag
gerate when we say that a thousand
downey chicks-that would otherwise
never have eheeped!-are the result of'
this enterprise. Isn'? this an ad for~
ourlw:n to those who are fond of
fried ehieken. Please don't tell a
' erain kind of ministers about this
or they'll be wanting to change Con
~ference from elsewhere to Prosper
ity-not that they wouldn't be wel
come, but we don't fancy being see
ond choice-and there are enough D.~
D.'s (desperate devourers) in our
The cham1ber of commerce organiza
tion was a phenomenal success Tues
day afternoon. The folloswing ofli
er were elected: President, Dr. G.
Y. -Hunter; vice-president, Mr. W.1
W. Wheeler; second vice-.president,I
Mr. J. L. Wise; secretary, Mr. R. C
Counts; treasurer, Mr. J. C. Schumn
pert; governors, Messrs. J. B
Quatlebaumn, T. A. Dominick, Rev.
Ira Caldwell With these competnet1
men at the helm, we can but foretell
air w.aather' and smooith sailing forj
his w*orthy craft.
2afr. Tom Thompson, of Columbia,
'nt Sunday with his home people.
Mrs. C. P. Lathan and little
visit-ing at Wise hotel.
We have heard a number of would
be comet gazers complaining that
there were sma' hours rising has not
been rewarded with a sight of Hal-:
ley's heavenly bugaboo. We read
yesterday why it is not on exhibition
or just as advertised. It has been
arrested for speeding by an airship
polieeman and can't get in on sche-'
dule, time until it has paid its fine,
retiailed itself or -made whatever other
repairs were necessary to complete
restoration to the ethereal pathway.
We don't mind this cool snap for
we've had a most refreshing rain.
Fvery kind and color of vegetation
seems to be dressed in a brighter,
-brand new green.
Mr. Olin Bobb spent Saturday and
Sunday at home.
Mr. and Mrs. Whitmire, of Winns
boro, are spending the week at Mr.
B. B. Schumpert's.
Mrs. Iawremee Sease and little
daughter, of Clemson College, are
guests at Hunter Heights.
Rev. Ira Caldwell claims to be the
latest would-be chauffeur. He has
just fallen heir to a hansome Ford'
car. We are glad he has a machine
for it will facilitate very much his
Sabbath appointments and pastoral
Little Misses Mayes, Burton, Jones
tand MoCracken, of Newberry, visited
Miss 'Mary Lizzie Wise last week.
A bevy o-f gay young folk eame
dc:wn this far with the Attaway
Meador wedding party, and: seemed
to fill - the interim between, trains
Mr. J. M. Wheeler, we are glad to
say, is inieh improved and still im
Prosperity has decided to raise her
quota, $300, which, by the way is
entirely too much in comparison, to
wards the ereetion of a steel bridge
over Kempson's ferry. The contract
will be let within the next 10 days,
and the bridge built during the sum
mer, 30 we've been -told.
Dr. Herbert's lecture Wednesday
evening was righitly given the last
plaee on the program, for it was
worth all the other attractions com
bined. But then we must not make
comparisons, suffice it to say his
efrort was superb It was long, btu
no one r'ealized the fact. It was
humorous and witty Without anyI
seeming effort on the speaketa part;
and all realized and applaudnd. It
was practical, interesting, and in
structive, thoughtful, comparative,
which features were realized and ap
preciated. If this gifted man does
iiot come Prosperityavard next year,
w.e are forced to believe that it will
be he'sae we have no lyceum orlbe
cause h.g has retired from the plat-1
We had the pleasare9 along with
the others of our teaehing force, of
attending the Teach' association
at Little Mountain Sturdaiy last. We
had heard nothing but favorable res
ports of thre school 'building there1
standing out in a'll its pristine ie
ness and whiteness, and for once ru
mor had not been eareless or ex
travagant in her use of descriptives..
We went, we saw, but the conquer
ing was on the part of Little Moun
tan-her hospita'ble people, her
thoughtful, solicitous superintendent,
Mr. V. B. Sease, and his corps of1
happy, competent assistants, Mrs.
Shealey, Misses 'Summer and Davis.
We were met at the train and given a
hearty welcome and more invitations
to dinner than any ordinary mortal
could accept in one day.
We repaired presently to the beau
tiful school building of whitch the
whole ceounty is proud-as our paper
opened the advertised discussions, in
the absence of Mr. Deerrick, whom
the teachers will never forgive for
his absence, for we wanted to hear
from a layman for a change. Then
we were prepared to sit ba'ck and
really enjoy the rest of the meeting,
Mr. Sease entertained all withi his
thoughtful abservations about the
schools' relation to the comm'unity,"
and by request, gave some personal,
local items of interest bearing on
A meeting of the teachers would 'a
thing apart' if Prof. Derriek and
Dean Holloway absented themselves.
We alwayss look forward to their
lmw of wit aud wisdom and knocks
and pats and reminiseences and
ideas-,their charges and countar
Rev. Mr. Shearouse in the name of
the city, bade us welcome and invited
us to come again. He made a very
interesting short talk on "The
school's relation to the trudbees,"'
and illustrated hisremarks by person
al, almost forgotten (?) incidents
that occurred during his experience
as .a pedagogue. His remarks, too,
were timely and well received.
After deciding that this successful
meeting should close the association's
year's work, the meeting adjourned
to admire the rooms separately and
to get acquainted, and decline more
invitations to dinner until the train
came. This initial meeting, so far as
the town was 'concerned, we hope
will prove an annual occurrence.
'Long flourish the Little Mountain
school and its teachers," so say we
Mr Forest Stillwell has returnel
from his school in Arizona, and is
visiting friends in thecity.
Col. Brock Asks Gov. Ansel to Ap
point a Court of Inquiry-Goes
on With Inspections.
Columbia State, 21st.
Col. W. T. Brock, assistant ad
jutant general, has demanded of Gffv.
-Ansel that recent charges against Col.
Broek be heard by a court of inquiry.
These charges were made b Col.
Brook's superior officer, Adjt Gen.
J. C. Boyd.
It had been expected that Col.
Broek might resign from his position
as assistant to Gen, Boyd, but his
action has put a new face on the
matter and developments will be
watched with interest. Col. Brock
does not ask for a court of inquiry
upon the general conditions in the ad
jutant general's office, but merely
with reference to the charges made
against himself. Col. Brook has also
given to the State a card in which
he does not speak with ani feeling
of Gen. Boy's attack upon him, but
,presents the ease dispassionately.
On a court of inquiry, the board
would consist of officers of rank
qual to or greater than that o the
officer whose coiduect would *be re
viewed. Thereieore a court of in
quii'y iii CoL Brook 's case would be
made uip of officers of the grade. of
euAonel or higher rank.
Capt. M. C. Willis of Yo,rkvlle,
who brought Col. Brock 's ttatement
and letter to Columbia last nigh4 a
nounced that Col. Broek would hav.ie
preferred to have brought the papers
in person., but he conceived it to be
his military du.ty to continue the in
spee.tions, and he goes to Spartan
burg today to inspect the company
In the original copy of Gen. Boyd's
statement, the word ''traitor'' was
used. Later he amended this to read
''man,'' but unfortunately'one of the
odiiaal eopies reached the news de
partment of the State. Following is
Col. ]Noek's statement in reiply to
Gen. Boyd's- ei*arges against him:
To the Editor of The Etate:
The card of Glen.- J. C. Boyd, pub
lished in the newspapers of thes state
yesterday, in which he afags m~e
and aceuses me of disloyalty, has'
een called to my atten'tioli. tWiir
cad is addressed to the militia and
voters of South 'Carolina; if it hadi
been addressed to the militia only it
would not be necessary for me to
make reply, but inasmuch as it is
addressed to the public generally, I
feel that I should take some notice
In discussing with Gen. Boyd the
question of his entering 'the race for
reelection, he had stated that he in
tended to be a candid'ate if the con
dition of his health would permit,
and on my part I had always stated
that I would not oppose, him.
There is absolutely no truth in or
foundation for the statement that
Gn. Boyd requested me, when I start
ed on the tour of inspection of the
militia this year, to ascertain what
his chances of reelection would be;
and if such a request had been made
of me I should have flatly refused,
to omply, a I feel th at it is unhbe-'
coming an officer to mix polities with
military duty. I have made the in
spoetions of the militia for three con
secutive years, and have just about
complitida the tour of the fourth
year, and have never broached the
subject of politics while on this duty.
However, there is not a place I have
visited on the present tour of inspec
tion that the subject of Gen. Boyd's
reeleation was not mentioned to me
and it was the opinion of the large
maj6rity that due to Gen. Boyd's phy
sieal condition, he could not be re
When I started on the present
tour of inspection, Gen. Boyd was
critically ill and had been for eight
or ten; days. When I returned to
Columia, after making about one
third of the tour, I called on Gen.
Poyd at his room, where he was still
11l, and in consideration of his phy
sical and mental condition I would
:ot iseuss politikes with him. A few
days later, when, his condition had
improved, and upon the advice of his
friends, I stated to him my opinion
with regard to his chances of reelee
tion, based utpon what I .had heard
the militia officers say.
1 have been assistant adjutant gen
eral for nearly four years and dur
ing all of this timae I have done my)
full duty, as I saw it, to both the
State of 'South Carolina and' to Gen.
J. C. Boyd, the adjutant general and
now, when I am charged by Gen.
Boyd with being a traitor to him, I
am perfeetly willing for eareh and
every one of my offical and personal
acts to be investigated and will stand
upon the result of such investigation.
I emphatically deny that I ever stated
to Gen. Boyd that I had deceived
InsteAd of entering into a news
pa,per controversy, I have decided to
request the governor to .appoint a I
court of inquiry, in ac-ordance with
the provisions of section 80 of the
military code of South Carolina, to
investigate the charges made by
Gen. Boyd and I ask that all interest
ed will await the decision of that
court, William T. Brock.
Yorkville, April 207 1910.
The Military Code..
Section 80 of the military code of&
the State is as follows:
"Section 80. Court of inquiry, to
consist of three officers and a judge,
advuate, may be instituted by the
commixanader~ a ehief, or by the sm
man?ding blfieer of the 4brigade, ofr
reginient, in retatioti to *idseofficer's
for whose trial they are authoiati?.d to
appoint codttsmartial, fdf th d
pose of emdi.ng into arxiy ilitary
transactioni, of' the conduaet of anos
fleer, either (by isa o'. solicitation, or
on a complaint or eharge of improper,
conduct, or for tha pufrgose of set
tling a military question, or for es
tablishing good order awd discipline.
Such court of inqury s1ha1% without
delay, report the evidenmee adduced,
a statement of facts, and Whn re
quired, an opinion thereon, to t'6 of
ficer instituting such court, 'who may,.
in his discretion, thereupon appoint -a
courtmartial for the trial of the of
fieer whose conduct shall have ,been
K. of P. Meting.'
At me fing qf the New.berry
lodge, No,. 75, K. of P., held on Tues
day evening W. F. Ewart and W. E.
Pelham were elected representatives
to the grand Iodge, whieh mreets in
Benn&tsvilIe og May 24. Mr. J. A.
Blaeliwelder was chosen alternate.
Mr. G. S. Mower, P. G. C., is also
a member of the grand lodge as is
Mr. E. H. Aull, and bot.h expect toI
The distriet' convention for the
fourth distfiet: will be held at Pros
perity on Saturday, April 30 and May
1. The following: were elected dele
gates to this. convention: A. J. Bow-'
ers, Robert Norris, S. J. Derrick and
W. H. Hardeman. Mr. H. B. Wells
is a delegate also by virtue of being
vice-chancellor of the lodge. Grand
Chancellor Remnbert will attend this
convention, and make an address in
one of the churches on Su:nda.y morn
MARSE JAKE AND
A STORY OF THl
BY COL D. A
The firing of the evening's guns w
moment-arily ceased, allowing their o
infantry to get in action and ini the
iuterval the wind lifteld the great ,
Clouds of smoke, when one vast line (
of blue clad warriors could be seen Ii
emerging from over the hills. Sol
diers, brave, strong ind indomitable bn
as were the Southeraers themselvesl!t
On they came, thsir starry banners In
waving in the -lazy breeze, their pol- g
ihed rifles glistening in the bright e
sunlight, a magnigeent spectacle, I
even to their enemies. The Confed- I
erate ibatteries belched forth anew, I
sending shot and shell into the ranks I
of the oncoming mass, * while the I
enemy replied with their long range i
rifle guns. Jake Baldwim holding -
his command in rigid ranks, all cool, I
brave and determ*ined. Fivery man '
feeling the supreme moment Wad
Longstreet from his position on a
little eminence, held his men in lesh,,
while the columns of blue came near
er. Shells plowed great windows
through their ranks but on; they came.
Notwithstanding his premonition of
death, and a feeling that the mes
senger was eveno then on its way, no :1
1palladin of old ever went forth to;j
battle with a prouder mein thag did
Col. Baldwin on that fateful field'
of earnage. Cage h.ad selected a plaae
for himself, high up on the moun
tain, perched on a boulder, where he
could witness the tide of battle - and
the fate of his master.
After what seemed an age of wait
ing the command was given to "fire,"
the armies coming together like two
thunder clouds, a sheet of flame,
from the blue nd t-he gray, lit up
thQ. feld, wile dve s colmn oif
smoke drifted away toward the moun
tain. The -battle raged with varying.
success, now the blue, then the gray, I
then now with that dreaded "Rebel
yell'' the Southerners resorted to cold
steel, rushing upon the enemy with
iCage, from his perch, wa.tched is~ 4
master as h'e advanced, now giving
command, now urging his men for
ward, his sword wtving aloft, but al
ways obiward through the smoke of
battle. Prayers and tears involun
barf eame .to the watehing servant.
At last die saw his master throW u
his hand, sway to the right, then
talL. No doubt both said in their~
hearts, "It is finished.'' Cage rush-1
ed down the mountain and was soon
at his master's side.
'We will not prolong this barrow
ing scene. This story as far as it
relates to. Jake B'aldwin 'has ended. 3j
By the pale light of a smouldering ,
campfire, Cage -briI the body of his t
master. Longstreet having .accom
pished his purpose of holding Me
Cl.ellan in cheek until. the. plans of t
Lee had .been c.onsumniated, early j
next morning began moving his army i
t.hrough the mountain passes, then in
a. short while met his illustrious comn
mander in chief, .and prepared to take
issues again,, with his old antogonist
of South Mountain on the bloody
fields and 'historie plateau of An
Armed with proper passports, Cage
mounted Shoestring .and with Col.
Baldwin's personal belongings turn
ed his steps Southward, alone on his 't
long journey to his home. In crossing
th'te Potomac he lingered awhile,
watching its rippl.ing waters, while he ]
thought sadly of his master's prophe
tie words, "'how many will never
cross again this river.'' Even as he
reflected he could faintly hear the
distant rumbling of the guns at An
He followed the route the army had
taken in its advance, passing through
mountain gaps, rivers and fertile va.l
leys. On the plains of Manassas hie
witnessed wit'h horror and su*persti
tious awe, the bleaching bones, the
han1f fille aesof nfriend ann foe,
RUNAWAY CAGE. I
rho twice had mingled their blood
n this fateful field of earnage.
The colored friends along the route
7ere entertained highly at night by
'age 's wondrous tales of his ezper
ance of army life, and picturing in
-lowing colors the battles he had wit
iess ed in all of which "Earse Jake"
ilayed the leading rol. Stopping one
ight at a farm house, Aunt Huldy, a
pod old soul, entertained Cage with
xeeptional hospitality, for some. of
[er people had been sold in the
outh, whenee eame Qge. The mis
ress had his horse attended to, and
old Huldy to give the guest plenty
or supper and breakBast. Sead at;
he kitche table, which was filled
ith vegetables left over from din
ter, corn dodgers and pknty of but
ermilk, Cage spread himself, both in
,ting and tales of the war.
n repeating his experience io oross
ng the bloody plains 'f
Lunt Huldy shivered and said, "Dare
aust be lots of sperets dare.
Cage- laughed bravely. "Oh, yes,
ere is sho nuff plenty, but we call
em spooks in my country. De white
!oiks~ea 'em ghosts. , Did i ever
me a VpookI No, I aik't never seen
wy myself, but our Inaz seed 'em
nany times. One mornin' befo' day,
rhen he went to his fish baske a
Ppook chased him plum home, a grab
un' at him ever step."
"Oh, myghty," exclaimed Au4t
Euldy, throwing up her hands. "I
rould er dropped ded.
"Aa Bo would'er Isaa too, buf
le spook was a chasing hhn too elose.
3omebhing he said it looked like a
,reat white bullefant, an den agin
t looked like a sheet on 'er marti
"'An' how did he get 'or way from
t,'" asked Huldy.
Cage drained his bowl of rilk, set.
ding it down with a thud, and: as lie
imld his 'hostess' attention he raked
>ut two mfor e oin eee "Well, he
Iidn't till he jumped over de hoide
hoe in 'de stable d'o', an at dat,''
lage slapped his hands, i.ntimating
he spook had fled.
"Well, and doyou know out
)en-nis dat is wid Marse George, in
Cage. took up the empty bowl,
training it as in a study, and then
es Huldy got up to refill it Cage rak
d out several more corn cakes. "Oh,
eOs, nowlIknow him, a yallerish,
dlaek fellow, Oh, I know him, he's
He no doubt had some strange
tegro in his mind and negr'oike took
tim to be the one in question. While
Iuldy stepped out to notif~y Den
is' aunty that a guest -Was- present
hiat could tell her all about her kins.
aan, Cage looked inito a large old
noJboard standing in the corner, and
bere be discovered a dish filled with
.icuits, as Cage said, "sho nuf flour
read.'' Now Cage was not a thief
t heart, but his experience in the
rmy taught thim to prepare ,"for
ays of scarcity in times of plenty't
o he emptied the contents of the
ish into his ragged bosom and sat
gain at the table, his head bowed
etween his hands. When the others
ntered Cage roused up and a lively
.nunating con.versation ensued. Cage
ehearsed his war and ghost stories,
old many exciting scenes and yarns
"Glood people,'' shouted Aunt
Ifuldy from the cupboard door,
'what On earth gone wid demi bis
She told of leaviing a plateful and
LOW they were gone. All looked as
onished, and none more so than Cage.
'No, er dog couldn't er open d e
'Cage had "just drapped off ter
leep, an I never took de wrapper of
finger less axeni for it."
"It must er been old Miss, dis
venia." and so the incident was