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Middling . . .Flour......5.75 to 6.75
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Cotton seed 30 cents.
NB. XLTI. NUMBER N8. NEWBEREY, SOUTH CAROLINA, TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1910.
MANY ISMTORS FROM
PRINCIPAL ADDRESS BY JOHN
WOOD, OF SPARTANBURG.
Automobile Trip to Columbli in In
tereat of Good Roads Planned
As a result of the meeting to be
held in the chamber of commerce
rooms tonight (Monday night), at
-which time the principal address
-will be, delivered by John Wood,
secretary of the chamber of com
merce of Spartanburg, and the
representatives of a number of com
mercial bodies of other neighboring
cities will be present .and 'Will partici
pate, it is hoped to arouse an interest
in the ehamber of commerce which
-will bring all the active business men
to the efty into the organization, and
another important result of the meet
ng, which is assured, is that the New
berry organization will be brought
Di3nto closer touch with similar organ
izations of surrounding cities.
Among those who have accepted the
invitation., to be present are: John
Wood, secretary of the chamber of
7 edmmerce of Spartanburg; C. W.
Moorbnan, secretary of the Columbia
chamber of commerce; A. M. Carpen
t0r, secretary of the Anderson board
of trade and editor of the Anderson
Mal; E. B. Adams, secretary of the
reenville chamber of commerce; P.
ure secreta; of the Mer
'r edit ssociat0on of Green
and a delegation from the Laur
er of commerce consisting
H. K. Aiken, W. R. McCuen, W.
chey, L. G. Balle and John M.
on. It is hoped also to have
resentatives from Clinton, Abbe
e and Union. It Is a matter of re
et that Woodruff will not be repre
ented, it having been stated in re
poase to the invitation that it would
be impossible for the represen,tative
from Woodruff to attend. Prosperity
'will be largely represented.
At 6 o'clock this (Monday) after
~noon the visitors will be taken auto
mobile driving around the city, prac
tically all the atuomboiles in Newber
having been placed at ,the disposal
of Xe chamber of commerce for this
purpose. The drive will be concluded
in time for dinner before the meeting,
which is scheduled to begin at 8
The start will be made at the cham
ber of commerce rooms, and the route
'wilU be along Caldwell street to Boun
-dary, thence into Johnstone street, up
*Johnstone .to Summer street,. through
Summer sitreet to Main, and up Main
to the residence of Mr. B. C. Mat
ws, where the party will turn
left, making the loo'n around Mr.
s' home, and coming back
,coming down Main to Cal
-ho . Calhoun to Harrington,
down rrington to College street,
and out ollege street to Newberry
college, where a stop will be maie.
The party 'will then come back Col
lege str'eet to Pearson (or Chapman),
through Pe'arson to Nance, down
Nance to Main* street, and then out
tMain to Glenn street, and .through
Glenn street to the Mollohon mill.
From the Mollohon mill the pai4y
-will come back into Caldwell str'eet
through the new street recently open
ed, and from Caldwell to Boundary,
out Boundary to Drayton, through
Drayton to Liles street, and west
through Liles street to Williowbrook
park, where the park will be shown
the visitors. From the park the party
will come back to the city for dinner
and the meeting following.
The program for the meeting to
night (Monday night), in part, is as
Welcome in behalf of the Newberry
chamber of commerce, by President L.
Welcome in behalf of the city of
Newberry, by Mayor Cole L. Blease.
Welcome in behalf of Post .J., T.
P. A.. of Newberry, by President E.
Welcome in behalf of the Business
Men's Credit association of Newberry
SPresident W. G-. Mayes.
lcome in behalf of the education
-+nse of Newberry, by Presi
dent J. Henry Harms, of Newberry
Address by John Wood, secretary
of the chamber of commerce of Spar
Address by Dr. G. Y. Hunter, presi
dent of the chamber of commerce of
Short talks by other visitors.
Music will be furnished by the New
berry college orchestra, in charge of 9
Prof. Roy. Z. Thomas.
Trip to Columbia.
On ,Tuesday morning several auto
mobiles will leave here for Columbia,
in the interest of the Columbia-New- I
berry-Spartanburg highway. With
not a great deal of work Newberry's
part of the highway from Lauiens to I
the Lexington line could be put in
fine shape, and it is desired to renew E
the interest of the people of this coun- I
ty and city in the *oik, and to arouse
the people of Lexington to the impoi
tance of work upon the road from the
Lexington line to Richland. Supervi
sor Langford, of Lexington - county,
has accepted an invitation to be pres
ent at the meeting of the chamber of
commerce and to accompany the par
ty to Columbia. In additon to Messrs.
John Wood, secretary of the Spartan
burg chamber of commerce, Mr. C.
W. Moorman, secretary of the Colum
bla chamber of. commerce, and Su
PerVi4Or Lagford, of Lexington, it is
desired that as many of the visitors
as can do sc go to Columbia with the
Short stops will be made at Pros
. perky, Little Mountain and Chapin,
at which places it is desired to get In
some work in the interest of the pro
burg highway. It is expected that Co
lumbia will be reached between two
and three o'clock in the afternoon. A
reception will be tenlered the party
at Ridgwood club ppon their arrival.
Supervisor Feagle, of this county,
bas mo'ed his chaingafig camp, and
is now at work on Newberry's part
of this road above Newberry, and ex
pects to continue the work until the
road is put in good permanent shape.
Following are the committees of the
Newberry chamber of commerce who
have the meeting and the Columbia
trip in charge:
Reception Conmmittee-Jno. M.
Kinlard, chairman; Alan Johnstone,
Arthur Kibler, W: H.. Wallace, J. H.
Harms, B. C. Matthews, W. H. Hunt.
G. B. Cromer, R. D.~ Smith, Sr., W. A.
McSwain, M. L. Spearman, L' W.
Jones, E. H. Leslie, W. G. Mayes, F. Z.
Wilson, L. M. Player, J. H. West, C. D.
Weeks, Nat Gist, E. M. Lane, Van
Smith, J. N. McCaughrin, J. L. Keitt,
C. J. Purcell, F. N. Martin, J. P.
Sheely, C. C. Davis, A. C. Jones, M.
M. Buford, J. H. Summer, E. S. Blease,
H. C. Holloway, H. I. Dean, E. L.
Bailes, G. B. Summer, W. H. Ander
son, C. A. Bowman, Geo. S. Mower, E.
T. Carlson, J. D. Davenport, J. W.
Denning, F. P. DeVore, R. L. Epting,
W. F. Ewart, J. R. Fair, J. C. Goggans,
Sr., E. R. Hipp, F." R. Hunter, J. A.
Peterson, H. L. Parr, T. C. Pool, W. J.
Rountree, J. M. Davis, H. H. Rikard,
H. 0. Fellers, M. W. Clary, J. E. Rob
inson, Jr., S. J. Wooten, G. F. W'earn,
W. B. Wallace, Jas. E. Shealy, E. H.
Summer, W. K. Sligh, T. Roy Sunmmer.
Entertainment Committee-E. IT.
Aull, chairman; 0. B. Mayer, cI. L..
Biease, J. B. Mayes, C. T. Summer, R.
M. Werts, J. H. Baxter, J. C. Sample,
E. C. Sonnenberg, W. T. Brown, P. E.
Scott, J. B. Hunter, J. C. Goggans, Jr.,
T. E. Wicker.
Automobile Committee-Geo. W.
Summer, chairman; Z. F. Wright, E.
A. Griffin, F. D. Mower, E. H. Kibler,
J. L. Aull, R. H. Wright, W. S. Lang
ford, Robert Norris, W. C. Waldrop,
J. A. Meldau, C. E. Summer.
Music Committee--Roy Z. Thomas,
chairman; J. L. Bowles, G. W. Connor,
0. T. Feagle, R. D. Smith, Jr., G. L.
Summer, W. A. Stuckey, Robert
Only the Interest.
"Do you own this home?" asked the
"We certainly. do," replied the wo
man. "All we've got to pay on 'it is
8A56.70 interest."-Detroit Free
BEY. MR. KREPS FAREWELL.
[r. C. F. Saner's Residence Destroy
ed by Fire-Other News of
Prosperity, May 16.-Miss Susie
,angford is visiting her aunt, Mrs.
,yon, in Columbia.
Dr. W. F. Bedenbaugh, of Chattan
oga, Tenn., formerly of this place, is
isiting friends and relatives here.
Miss Eva Merchant is visiting her
ister, Mrs. A. Z. Counts, in Green
Mrs. B. B. Schumpert has as her
,uest Mrs. D. M. Ward and Mrs. Etta
Mrs. Allie Wise, of Edgefield, is
isiting Messrs. J. L. and A. G. Wise.
Prof. J. E. Hunter, of Clemson col
ege, is the guest of Dr. and Mrs. G.
Her many friends and patrons will
e glad to know that Miss Della Bow
rs, after several weeks of illness, is
gain able to attend to her duties as
)ostmistress. Mr. Thurston Gall
nan, who has been officiating in her
tead, has returned to his home in
Quite a number of the Prosperity
'fans" attended the series of ball
ames in Newberry last week.
Mr. Vincent Joiner, of Millen, Ga., is
he guest- of his sister, Mrs. F. W.
Messrs. Metts Fant and Robert
?eagle, of Newberry college, are
ipending the week-end with W. J.
Miss Janie Russell left Monday for
Ionea Path to visit Miss Kate Harper.
Prof. Goo. D.Brown, Jr., spent Mon.
lay in Columbia.
Messrs. RateOward. an&d?o9beICo
and, of Clinton, are the guesf, for a
ew ldays, of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. T/
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Crosson and
dr. Randolph McCarthy, of Leesville,
were the week-end guests of Mr. and
Krs Jno. Crosson.
"Finally, brethren, farewell. Be
)erfect, be of good comfort, be of one
nind, live in peace, and the God of
.ove and peace shall be with you,"
7as the text of Rev. M. 0. J. Kreps
3unday in his fare7Tell sermon. Mr.
Kreps treated each phrase separately,
yet they were blended together in
such a imasterful manner as to make
me harmonious theme. The congre
ation was unusually large, and each
me must have gone home wiser and
etter, and with only - kind remem
>rances of their former pastor.
It was one of the most touching and
yest farewel sermons ever delivered
n Grace Lutheran church.
Miss Lillie Mae Russell has returnt
ad after an ext.ended visit to Seneca
About-8 o'clock Saturday night the
isual quietness of our town was brok
mn when the alarm of fire was given.
Rvery mani able to carry a bucket 'was
t once on ,the run to the scene. But
he home of Mr. C. F. Saner was too
~ar gon,e to be saved. However, most
f the furniture, by the heroic efforts
)f the citizens, was saved. I under
tand that the house -was covered
vith o'nly $1,000 insurance.
An "auto party" composed of
Wessrs. J. F. Browne, J. A. Counts, A.
B. Wise' an<f H. J. Rawl spent Sunday
Mrs. R. T. Pugh and son, Graydon,
~re visiting her parents, Mr. and' Mrs.
. C~. Joiner, in Helena, Ga.
"All Things' Come."
The' magnate looked up impatiently
rom his work.
"Well, my good man," he snapped
t the diffident and rural person who
tood twirling his rust hat, "what can
[do for your ?"
"I guess ye don't remember me,
E-iank," faltered the caller. "But you
~n'~ me- useter go swimmin' together
n th' ol' town. Then you got a job
n th' bank, an' I got a job In the
"This is all very interesting, and 1
seem to remember your face. But
some to the point-my time is valu
"Yes, Hank. You got a' better offer
in' left the old village. I stayed plug
~in' along in the grocery store."
"Well, Hank, when you left you ow
ad $73.e2 on a grocery bill. Here's
A.ver yo a up!"_-leelanrd Teadi
By Squibs. -
* * * * * * * * * * *
Mulberry park is growing. It ha
another bench. Which warrants th
prediction that the "park' will be
come more popular,
Hearing a whizz and seeing a grea
bright -light coming down east Mai
Saturday night some - people though
it was Halley's cGmet switching it
tail from east to west ahead of tim(
but it was only Mr. Robert Norrii
In the bishop's journal which .th
Episcopal church paper prints, is
record of Bishop Guerry's visits eac
month. Of his visit to the church a
Abbeville the journal records that "a]
the churches in town had been close
and the ministers came to the servic
and brought their congregations wit
them. The large -church was filled t
its utmost capacity." The people c
Abbeville have a hanasome way c
SENATOR CLAY CAN'T COME.
Writs Letter to President Wickei
FrIend of fural Letter Carriers.
Favors Increased Pay.
The Herald and News on Tpesda
stated that Mayor Blease had teel
ed a letter from Senator Clay statin
that It would be Impoosible for hij
to atten the convention.of -rural lei
tr carers to be held in 1ebern
Mr. .T E er, resident of ti
Statemaociation, has. received tt
following I1tter from Senator Clay:
Washington, May 5, 1910.
Mr. Thomas E. Wicker, Presidei
Rural Letter Carrier's Associatic
of South Carolina, Newberry, S. 4
My Dear Sir: I thank you for yot
kind invitation -to attend the annui
convention of the Rural Letter Caj
rier's Association of South Carolin:
which meets *at Newberry on the 3<
4th and 5th of July.
I would be happy to accept your ii
vitation, but for Ithe last two yeai
my health has been extremely Poo
I was confined in a sanitarium durn
the month of January, which Is ti
frst time I have been absent fro:
congress in twelve years. I have n<
mss4d a single session since my ri
turn, and I fear that we will be her
until the first of JTuly, perhaps tU
15th. After adjournment I shall nee
rest. I regret my :inability to I
prBent, and enjoy the hospitalitY 4
the rural carriers.
I have taken a great interest in tU
work of the rural e,arriers, and as
member of .the committee on pos
offices and postroads, I have strive
to make the rural free delivery sel
vice a suceess. The rural carrier
a factor in our civilization. He shoul
be paid at least $1,000 per year, at
I am striving now to* secure that ii
crease, and believe I will be ablei
do so at the next session of congres
It was largely through my efforts th:
the salary was increas&d to $900 p4
The money we pay to have the ma
taken to our farmers is more usefull
spent than any other appropriatic
made', and I hope to see this wor
dontinued until the mall Is carrIed i
every farmer's home in the Unite
Regretting my inability to- ava
myself of your invitation and with af
surance of- high regard, bElieve me 1
Yours veYy truly,
A. S. Clay.
SellUn' a Sheep.
Two Highland farmers met on thel
way to church. "Man," said Donall
"1 was wondering what you will I
askin' for yon bit sheep over at yoi
"Man," replied Dougal, " I We
thinkin' I wad be wantin '50 shullin
for that sheep."
"I will .tak' it at that," said Doi
ald; "but, och, man Dougal. I am av
fu' surprised at you doin' business C
"'Business!" exclaimed Douga
"Man, sellin' a sheep like that for
shullin's is not business at all; it
m.eut charity!"-LadeB Home Journa
Broom corn is a species of sor
ghum grown especially for its tops
which are I used in manufacturingi
t brooms. The crop is one abouti
aL which inquiry is frequently made by
t farmers and the following is written
a partly in answer to such questions.
i, It is not a great money crop, not
i' more so than cotton if equal to it,
and requires more in the way of
equipment for its handling, more la
e bor at harvest time, and more skill
a in preparing it for market than does!
bL the cotton crop. It is a crop in.
t which the profitd depend very large.!.
1 ly. upon the quality of the product of
d fered for sale, the price ranging
e from $25 up to about $ 30 per ton ac
hL cording to the quality. Five hundred
o pounds of cured brush pei acre is
f considered a fair yield.
f The best quality of broom corn
must be straight, of good length,
fine texture and cured in such a
manner as to De a good green color
r when put on the market There are
two kinds grown, one known as the
standard broom corma and the other
as dwarf. This latter is grown ex
tensively in the central weit
In order to secure the Ogality of
stalk mentioned above It is very Im
g portant to have ~well bred seed and
It Is almost impossible to buy, such
seed in the open markets. One going
Into the blisihess of growing 'th
op should.begin at once to select
Le se6d with. the Tfew of Improving the
plants from year. to year.
Any soil that will" grow sorghum
will produce broom corn, and the
t fertilizer applied need not differ
a from that used on the corn crop
when the same quality of land Is cul
Lr tivated. SiAce the object in view is
Ll I, uniform product in quality and
I- time of maturing, great care should
al be taken in preparing the soil. It
should be well plowed and then har
rowed and reh.rrowed until a fine
i- seed bed is secured.
-s Late planting is best on account
r. of the fact that the young plants
g make a very slow growth when the
ie weather is at all cool, and the crop
n will come into head at a season when
t there is not liable to be much rain.
- The seed should be fertilized with -a
e planter that Is adjusted to drop a
L few amore seed than you want plants
4 (four" or five pounds per acre) and
o under such conditions of soil and
1season as will insure good and quick
germination. Cultivation ~similar to
A what the corn crop requires is all
a that is necessary. Weeds and grass,
t- should always be kept ddwn and the,
s Pull for Clinton.
d We highly commend Newberry's
d chamber of commerce in the live in
.terest they are taing -in tha't~ town.
They have invited' Mr.' John Wood;
Spartanburg's secretary of 'chamber
t f commerce to address their\ body on
SMay 16, and to give them -some inf or
mation as to the management" of comn
i. mercial bodies. We know' of no better
1rman than Mr. Wood to create tenthus
iasm, and interest into the work of a
chamber of commerce, and we believe
his 'trip to Newberry will be the
dmeans of that town taking on new
life. Newberry's action in this case
would be a mighty fine example for
Clinton to follow.--Clinton Chronicle.
Platforms Ride Well.
Hon. Cole. L. Blease, candidate for
governor, has given to the press the
platform upon which he proposes to
make the race this summer. This
platform has a ,number of strQng
rplanks. We favor the 'majority
planks in his statement, especially do
ewe favor its local self-government
rfeature, a position we have held for
many years. We also agree with him
s in his retrenchment ideas. The tend
sency towards extravagance in appro
oriations has been growing, and there
I- must be a halt, otherwise the taxpay
-ers will be so burdened that property
n il be confiscated. It is our judg
ment that the institutionS of the State
. which have be~en Uberally su:pported
0~ :9.nbe r: on a more economical
- .ishre sh:ould be appied to them
i. bttr business management. His
soil mulched with loose earth by frep
quent cultivation with small toothed
implement On land that will pro
duce thirty or forty bushels of corn
per acre' one stalk of broom corn
should be left every four or flve
inches and thinner as the soil be
comes less productiver It is import
ant to have a full stand, as there
is a great tendency to sucker when
the plants ate too thin on the land
and the brush from suckers is rare
ly of any value, and is not- ready to
harvest with the remainder. of the
The tops should be cut eight
inches below the head when the
bloom is falling and before the seed
are filled out, if the best quality of
brush is obtained. The brush Is Im
mediately hauled out and the seed
stripped off the same day. The seed
stripping, on a large scale, Is done.
by machinery that may be purchased
from manufacturers. Improvised
methods like the curry comb with
long teeth or a steel spiked conb
attached to' a frame -or side of a
box answers very 'well where there
Is only a small quantity of brush to
The curing, in ordot to PresWr'4
eneolor, Inust be "done under
a roof and away from the s
The sfrom whih teeedh
-be r4moved are spread
three Inches thik on tlcd
where there i fr6k 'teuiaIioi a
When no -juice can be squesti'
of the stalks by twisting .be' 4 th
curing is complete and e ru*ft
should be removed from the racks.
This will require from four to six
weeks. It is then bulked for a. pe-_
riod of ten days or two weeks to go
through a sweat when it Is ready to
be baled. The tops, should be .very
carefully sorted into different gradsp
as mixed brush never sells well. 'the
baling Is done with a horsepowe
press. The tops are lapped .together
in the middle of the bale and the
butts stand out at each end. Bales
usually weigh about three hundred"
The crop requires very
and- prompt ~work at every step and
considerable outlay In the way ot
equipment is necessary. If one has
had no experience in the growIng '
of broom corn, it would be well td
start on a small scale and learn.
many things from experience about -
the business that It Is Impossible t
get any other way.
- W. R. Perkins.p
Director Agricultural Department,
platform is attractive an'd catchiy, It
appeals to the ,mind of the restless
who are growing Impatient at- the In
crease of tax-levs.' 'CoL Blease Is a
'strong debater ~ad MWell ~as 'Tan exper- --
ienced camijaigner,'and when he g9es
before the masses his speeches will
produce the applatise. Het polled a
very large vote wh'en 'he' ran before,
and his reecnt endorsefment by the
people of his home ~city will be of
help to him in the coming campaign.
When the liquor question is elimin-,
ated the candidates will be pretty
much on the same platform witha
Blease, the fight will be reduced to a
choice of individuals; all of the can
didates are opposed to extravagant
appopriations, favor the public
schools, and retrenchment in all
branches of the State government. In
our opinion the liquor question can be
eliminated from the discussion by the
State Democratic committee requiringA
,the question to be settled by the vot
ers aside from the personnel of the
candidates, this can be done by hav
ing the tickets to be voted in the pri
mary prepared for the purpose.
"I took that girl from Denver to
lunch after the theatre. Say, she
ordered mushrooms and lobster."
"What do you think of that!"
"Why, that' al right. I was afraid
e'.". call ror iforte.:-iouse 2teak or
ok chiops."-Cieveland .Plain Deal