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COTTON MARKET C
Corrected ,bs Nat Gist. E
Good Middling. . 14 Bte ..
Strict Middling. .13% Hams,Eggs)7..
Middling. 1%-For. ..57 o67
By A.Obt]KcC.'Holmes.-Con. .. ..... .9
Good Middling. . 14 e ..
Strict Middling. . .13%
Middling......13% Bacon.....18% to 15PA
Cotton seed 30 ents.
jqWBERRY,WBOUT9 CAI*LINA, ERIAY, JUNE 8,391
DIRTAIMS (kF THE KILLING.
Yaets in Regard to Shooting of
Negre In Unlol MY Constab
P. B. 040L
t was stated in the last issue"
Herald and News that Constabl
Odell, of Whitmire had killei
o in Union county but the de
of the affair could not be. ob
ed at that time. -The negro wa
rene Jeter, who was living in Uniol
county on C. P. Sims' place, and to
whom it is stated that Constabl
Odell had a warrant of arrest, prop
erly approved for Union count3
charging the negro with violation .
contract withb Mr. Jno. M. Suber, :1
this county. It is stated the neg
had sent Odell word that he nei't
would be arrested. In making th
arrest Odell was assisted by E. I
Street. Odell and Street got one c
the negro's hands fastened With th
banleuffs, but did not succeed in fa
tening the'other. It is stated that
negro man and two negro women, th
father, wife aid sister qf Jeter, cam
to his rescue; that the old man dre,
a shot gun; that Street tried to sto
him from coming, and that then Jei
er got away from Odell, grabbed
rock, and was attempting to -strik
nOdell with the rock when Odell
No witness says the NgroWas rr
ning. He was shot th times I
the ches. one ball going into tb
heart ac'ording to the exa.minatic
of Dr. Maddox at the inqupst.
QdeH and Sireet left because of ti
gathering of other negroes, and di
not have an opportunity to take o
the bandeuffs. Parties- lateedid' au
putate the negro's hand in: order .1
remove the handcuffs, for the reasc
that Odell had earried away with hi
s ere on so tight'-.
used a magazine pistol: Stre
shoot at jrene Jeter at al
at the old man, to prevent h
on,, he says, and'with no ii
of killing him.
and' Street are represented t
S. Blease, Esq., who made ai
for bail before Associa1
Eugene B. Gary, Odell bir
bail in the sum of $1,000 at
in the sum of $500. The me
een released and are to appes
ion on June 13.
ONSIDERING JONES ICASE.
nsel Will Decide in Few Days Dit
.position of Edgefield Prisoner.
Columbia, June 1.-Governor Ans<
has the case of Bob Jones under at
visement and will announce his d<
cision within a few days.
"I have the papers on my desh.
said Governor Ansel, "and will decid
*the case within two or three days.'
Bob Jones was convicted of ti
murder of the three Pressleysi
Edgefield county and has served ove
20 years in the penitentiary. He we
in the Edgefield jail for four yea1
during his several trials.
Bob Jones thought that he woul
leave the penitentiary on May 18, bi
Superintendent Griffith decided th;
the one month off the each year fc
good behavior did not apply to ti
four years spent in the Edgefield jal
Governor Ansel may pardon Jone
commute his sentend~e or refuse 1
let him leave the penitentiary unt
Hvildins- and Loan Associaitiott.
The annual meeting of the stocL
holders of the Newberry Buildir.
and Loan association was held at tb
Commercial bank yesterday. The re
port of the secretary and treasure:
Mr. M. L. Spearman, showed the as
sociation to be in an excellent cond!
The following board of director
were elected: Geo. B. Cromer, Dr. Ti
G. Houseal, Geo. Johnstone, C .J. Pur
cell, E. R. Hipp, S. J. Derrick, C. I
Weeks, H. L. Parr and M. L. Spear
The following officers were elect
Geo. B. Crcomer, president.
W. G. Houseal, vice-president.
Geo. Johnstone, attorney.
M. L. Spearman, secretary an<
NEWS OF H.ROSPRITY.
k Ladies ed Grace Church WWl Give a
Box Party-Social -ftivity.
r Prosperity, June 2.-C. ,S. Schum
a pert, of Atlata, is v his par
I ents, Mr. and Mrs. B. O.-Sumpert.
- Mrs. J. M. Cook, of ]itgomery,
Ala., is visiting at the home of her
a mother, Mrs. Alice Witherspoon.
Miss Helen Lathan, qf Little Moun
r tain, is visiting Miss Lena Wise.
e Misses Annie Mae and Beatrice Bed
- enbaugh, of Kibler's, and Misses Lola
and Alma Folk, of Denmark, are
guest's 1h;is week of the Misses Werts.
Miss Lula Boland, of Little Moun
-is visiting Miss Lena Lester..
Miss Jessie Lorick is spending the
etweek with Misg Mary izzie Wise.
The ladies of Grace church will
f give an open-air box party June 9,
e in the church- green.. Dainty and de
- licious lunches will be sold, done up
' in boxes just' meant for two. There
e will be ice cream for one, two or a
e dozen. A gene4al invitation is ex
v tended the old, the young, and the
p childr' ith the assurance of a
-most enjoyable evening for a .
a M. . h . spent Wednesday
e with his brothW Dr. . S. Wheeler.
E. S. Kohn, of Little Mountain.
spent Tuesday and- Wednesday ni
Miss T.by Laban, ;of Little M,6i
tain, is the gust 5this week of"
Sa &s. LEA. Black are spend
ing a ,@dasiti Rev. and Mrs. 0.
B. Sher e,i Little Mountain.
Mrs. J. I Ak Browne gave a re
ception to her music class on Wed
nesday aftern'obn. Delicious refresh
ments were enjoyed by .35 young la
A Wedding, a Graduate and isitors.
For several days past, anticipation;
hovering over preparation, has dwelt
y in the home of Mrs. Mary U. McGraw,
living just outside the city limits,
along upper Main street. Mrs. Mc
Graw's son, the Rev. J. A. McGraw,
d has been there, resting on his trip
n from lower South Carolina to the up
r per part of -the State on a pleasant
mission. He left Wednesday for An
derson, where at 8.30 o'clock Wednes
day levenizig he was married, return
ing yesterday with. his bride, and
spending last night with the mother
* and family here. The bride and groom
leave today for their home in Marion.
The Rev. Mr. McGraw is this year
1l serving on the Marion county circuit,
- he being a promine.nt young minister
-of the South Carolina conference.
Mr -McGraw's bride was formerly
311&ss Ernie Estelle Keys, of Ander
e son county.
1The Anderson Daily Mail, whose
e editor -knows the bride and groom,
n Mr. McGraw having last year had
rcharge of Methodist 'churches in ethat
esJ county, says Mr. McGraw "is an able
syoung minister and made many
friends during his stay here. Miss
d Keys is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
IEnoch Keys, of the Union Grove sec,
Lt tion, of this county. She is an attrac
ir tive and accomplished young wo
1.The Rev. Mr. McGraw was joined
at Newberry on Wednesday by his
obrother, Mr. Willie S. McGraw, on
ii the way to the marriage in Anderson.
He returned with the bride and groom
and will accompany them today as
far as Columbia. where he is to at
tend the commencement of the South
Carolina university, of which he is a
graduate, in the class of this year.
Miss Bessie McGraw went with the
gparty to Columbia to be present at
Cthe graduation of her brother.
The Rev. Mr. McGraw is a brother
-of Mr. B. H. McGraw, of the city pos
tal service, and the son of the late
B. F. McGraw, a former most proTni
nent and substantial citizen of the
-To the newly wedded pair all hap
A Natural Change.
-"Do you," he asked, "believe in ear
ly marriages ?"
"Well." she replied, "I used to, but
I am willing to say that at present I
'believe better late than never' may
be applied to marriage as well as to
I some other things."--Chicago Record
iQUIRY INTO BRIBERY CASE.
Governor Deneen May Appear Before
Grand Jury-Exeeutv- -eclares
Springfield, Ill., June 1.-State's
Attorney Burke.is to confer with Gov
ornor Deneen tomorrow , regarding
the legislative inquiry and the va
rious. charges of bribery which have
been made concerning the forty-sixth
general assembly. The county prose
cutor will give Governor Deneen an
opportunity to discuss what he
knows about thie doings of the gener
al assembly and will invite him to
tell the grand jury whatever he wish
es. bearing on the investigation.
The action of the btate's attorney,
which was announced in the evening,
is in response to the published de
l claration of Governor Deneen that he
I wo7ild willingly go before either the
Cook or the Sangamon county grand
jury if desired and tell what he
know1-of the occurrences in the last
I reguf6r legislative \session.
Official announcement by State's
Attorney Burke that Representative
J. R. C. Beckmeyer, hitherto a wit
ness before the Cook county granid
jury exclusively, would be !in the
capital tomorrow. to tell his story to
tbe Sangamon county investigators,
.'the principal development today
Sblthe legislative inquiry.'
0?eermeyer's' words, so far as they
re *kneWn, have corroborated the
Sconfeasion o Representative C. /L4
White wbose' tale. of alleged brthea
both in- the election of Win. Lo
to the United States senate and V
legislat4ve affairs, started the inves.
tigation in Cook and. Sagamon cown
L Deeper delving into the. "apt
ttdlair it's--ap 1f
Predicte.4 with the iews of the com
Ing of Representative,.B,eckmeyer.
No legislative wit3iesses were be
fore the grand jury this morning, and
Representative B. F. Staymates, whc
was summoned yesterday, was no
taken to the jury room after he hai
I talked with the State's attorney and
The only witness to appear befor(
the jurors was A. B. Johnston, of, th(
Johnston & Hatcher company, th(
I?pringfield furniture concern,. whicl
obtained the contract for supplying
new desks and chairs for the Stat4
house. Investigation of the letting
of that contract by the legislative
committee several days ago broughi
Iout the confession of Senator Holst
Ilaw that he had been paid to vote for
Wmn. Lorimer, had received a share
of the legislative "jackpot" and had
been promised $1,500 for voting foi
the furniture contract and in turt
led to the indictment of Senator
Broderick and Representative Clark.
Johnston, who has repeatedly de
nied culpability in the furniture con
tract, although accused by Holstlaw
emphatically repeated his denial ii
the jury room and denounced Holst
law as guilty of falsehood. He usec
the word "liar" freely. and after de
claring that State's Attorney BurkE
has had repeated conferences with
one of his (Johnston's) business com
petitors, was ordered out of the jury
room by the State's attorney, who
'Alf you say that, you are lying
After the 'Johnston incident the
grand jury was adjourned for the
day without taking any action.
During the day Representative Mc
Cullum, Democrat, who testified yes
terday, declared that he told the
grand jury he voted for Lorimer aft
er consulting his people at home and
also because he believed Lorimer's
election would bring dissension a nd
division among the Republicans and
Inot because of political obligat;ons to
Beckmneyer or anybody else.
During the day counsel for Senator
T odierick repeatedly de'ni.l rumors
that the Chicago solon was con
templating a visit to State's Attorney
Durke to confess. Attc;ney T5e.mas
Lawson, one of Broderick's counjsel
"There is no truth in the? rumor
s t Senstor Brokerick is going to
c.nfess. HIe has nothing to confess,
:nd tl e suggestion is absolutely
"Mrs. Neurich has no idea as to
how to treat her inferiors."
>"Well, you must remember that it's
only been a few months that she's
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* Wistory of R. F. D. Carriers' *
* Association. *
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* W. G. Peterson in' News and *
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The first rural delivery mail route
from Newberry started August 1,
1901 a1though two routes were in
operation in the county before that
time, one from Sligh's and one from
The A-rst cou* V.Danization of a
Rural Carriers' il!lJation in the
State was Newbe4 county in the
summer of 1903. B. T. Bishop was
pretAdent, and W. G. Peterson secre
tary. Soon after this a call was is
sued for a State meeting on Thanks
giving Day, 1903, but on account of
a gathering at Pelzer or Pietmont
rhe meeting was called off.
Some time in June, 1904, Orange
burg county having been organized,
A-. D. C. Hayden being one of thp.
carriers from that county, madle a
i eall for a meeting of the carriers in
Coluibia on July 4, 1904, to orgaaize
Not being able to secure a hall the
carrie-s met in the secretary of the
State'% office, and the organization
was perfected. D. C.' Hayden of
Orangeburg, was elected presldfnt;
H. C. Bollin, vice president; the Rev.
Ir. -iser, secretary. Only a few
.couzties were represented-Newber
r., Lexington, Richland and Orange
qSWt. In 190.5 the meeting was in
- Columbia. The morning sessio.. was
held In the'UnIted States court room,
and In the evening in a hall 'acrosi
t street D. C. Hayden was again
ed ps2dent ,G Ptep
esdet;-_ C.Blln teore
"tary; 3. -. Johnson, treashnfet, ati
Rufus Sligh, delegate to the .National
association. Several 6thiik counties
In 1906 We met at Laurens. S. G.
McDaniel wa.s elected president; W.
G. Peterson; "vice president;. Arthur
Hill, secretary; J. E. Johnson, treas
urer, and Rufus Sligh, delegate t
At this time we were in debt. Or
next meeting, 1907, was at GreenvUle,
S. C. * S. G. McDaniel Vias again elect
ed president; W. G. Peterson vice
president; Arthur Hill, secretary; J.
E. Johnson, treasurer; S. G. McDan
iel, T. E. Wicker and Arthur Hill
were elected delegates to the Nation
al association, which met in Atlanta
that year. At this meeting we were
out of debt.
In- 1908 we met in Aiken, W. G.
Peterson was elected- president; E.
W. Corner, vice -president; Ernest
Brown, secretary; J. E. Johnson,
treasurer; T.' E. Wicker was elected
delegate to the Natiopial association,
which met at Omaha, Neb. In a short
time Mr. Brown was appointed e1erk
in th'e postoffice at Aiken and the ex
ecutive committee appointed Paul IK.
Crosby, of Colleton county, secretary.
Our meeting in 1909 was at, Rock
Hill, T. E. Wicker was elected 'presi
dent; E. W. Corner, 'vice presidert;
.Paul K. Crosby, secretary, andi A. W.
Hill, treasurer. Wicker, Corner,
Crosby and Clark, of Yorkville, were
elected delegates to National associa
tion, which met in Rochester, N. Y.
The next meeting will be at New
berry, July 4 and 5. The Newberry
people are expecting a large delega
tion and are prepared to give the del
egates a warm welcome.
The association has continued to
grow, and we expect a large increase
of members this year.
The objects of the association are
social, fraternal, to study the best
methods - for increasing the revenues
of the postoffice department, to get in
close touch with the department and
to better our financial condition.
Then and Now..
When the rural service was first
established the country people took
a few weekly papers. Then a few
letters were written; now hundreds
are written. Then the people went to
the postoffice once a week;. now they
have a postoffice at their door every
day. Take Newberry county: Then
farm lands were worth $8 to $12 per
acre; now lands in Newberry county
are worth from $20 to $75 per acre.
There are 40,000 carriers in the
service. The carriers are the finest
body of men in the United States ser
vice. Now, brother carriers, organ
ize,. elect delegates to the State con
3d of July. Spend the 4th and 5tb
with us. We have splendid water
from a lake in the granite rock sev
eral hundred feet below the surface.
We have a splendid ice plant. Twol
large cotton mills, two oil mills, plan
ing mills, door, sash and blind mill,
Newberry college, splendid graded I
schools. We have Baptist, Methodist, 1
Lutheran, Presbyterian, Associate Re- C
formed and Episcopal churches, good
railroad facilties, hotel accommoda- 1
tions, a hospitable people, and last,
but not least, WIllowbrook park, and I
a splendid brass band, and a lot of
the prettiest girls in the State.
"POOR OLD LAURENS."
Final Game of Series Will be Played
on West End Diamond on Satur
The final game of the series of four
games' now being played between the
West End and Watts' mill ball teams
will be pulled off on the West End
diamond on Saturday afternoon at
4.15 o'clock. The series has resulted
thus far in three straight victories
for Newberry, and the locals are ex
pecng to make it a clean-sweep
with the game Saturday. -Bothr-teams
have been put through a hard rac
tice during the week in anticipation
of this game, and a whirlwind fnLsh
to the series is expected.'
The teams will line up as follows:
Laurens: Fisher, c; Mills, p; Swy
ge5', 1b; Nesbitt, 2b; T. Irby, 3b; P.
Irby, ss; Hawkins, rf; SoSige, ef;
Newberry: McCallj Eidson, p;
Smith, 1b; Jones, 2b; *ozer, 3b;
Wicker, ss; Scuriry,If; -Havird, cf,
pt at 4.15.
Death of Iflss. Sophie Chapman
Miss Sophie Abney Chapman died
last Monday night P.t 10 o'clock, at
the home of her sister, .Mrs. Walter
I. Herbert, with whom she was l*ing,
and was buried at 4 o'clock on Tues
day afternoon at New Chapel church,
I cemetery, the service being. conduct
ed by her pastor, Rev. J. M. Fridy
The deceased had been in WAd healtl
for the past two years, but the Chris
tian fortitude and self-sacrifice which
characterized her- life sustained her
throughout the earthly pilgrimage.
She was one who was doing good, in
living for 'others. Her church mem
bership was with ,New Chapel and
she worshipped the Lord "in the
beauty of holiness.'- Her utter un
selfishness was shown in her great
love and devotion to home and ki
dred. She was a daughiter of the late
John A. and. Mary A. Chapman, of
Newberry, wlse pure lives and no
bility of soul were a benediction to
the community and whose memories
are held in loving regard by all.
The nearest relatives surviving are
three sisters and one brother,^the ire
maining members of the well-knoWn
family, as follows: Mrs. Lizzie Bcdul
ware: of Utopia; Mr. John- W. Chap
man, of the city; Miss Lillie Chap
man,' of Leesville, and Mrs. W. I. Her
bert, of Utopia. Miss Lillie Chapman
arrived at the deathbed a short while
before her sister's death.
The surviving members of the fam
ily have a large circle of friends arnd
acquaintances whose sympathies are
with them in their bereavement and
The teacher stood it as long as she
could. Then she said:
"Annie, what are you doing? Why
tare you mumbling so?"
"Please, teacher," respcgided Annie,
"I'm studying my gosintos."
"Your whiat?" asked the teacher
The teacher pondered. And Annie
went on with her mumbling. ti
"Annie, what is gosintos, or what
ever youi call it?" now questioned thei
"Gosintos," started Annie, "why I
gosintos is-is-" she halted sin con
"Well," resumed the teacher, "then I
show me how you study your gosin- E
Annie quickly responded as fol- t
"Two gosintos two, once; two gos- '
into, four, twice; two gosintos six, f
three times."-Woman's Home Coin- I
THE . F. . NERVILUE.
Organization" the Subject -of- Ad.
4Lss to Carriers by Mr. L EL
At the annual meeting of the Rural
Aetter Carriers association of New
erry county on last Thursday, Presi
lent I. H. Hunt, of the Newberry
:hamber of commerce, spoke as fol
,When President Wicker invited me
. make a talk at this meeting, I ask
,d him what I should talk about and
Le answered, "Organization."
Judging from his answer and the
,ood work he has already .done I
mow that he has the correct concep
Ion of what it takes to get the best
-esults from a body of men engag
xd in the same line of work afid
Lgreed upon a. common purpose. ;"Or
,anization". is the key-stone to the
trch of success in all undertakings
)f a public. or general nature. This
s a day of concentration and organ.
zation. ' A successful organization of
oday. is marked by the fact. that the
.4dividual member -loses his.indi
luality and his personal -identity Is
nerged into one organized b6d:_
working and striving for .-a co
?urpose. You have an organlention
f which you should be roa& Your
state association has twice;.honored
rou by selecting its presidetfrom
rour membership. It is nt h
inty, but it should.be the'ploseet'
avery, rural carrier -n. Newbeyt
ountyto join you in your great: -W
In adN g the interest oftiis i
Impovt branch of publi4Ed
Every man should put- hdb h
to tje e d
to carty $n orgauluIOu3 . p
rough dnd, - be
There are those in every orga
who willnat do their. part i
pull back and knock the fellws
are ding the work. That ,sthe 16
mon ezperience of all orgaMation -
and ail count on hauling some dead
This Is a day of self-hel. yo
Want Afything and expect to get t
you niust Ask for It nd' shoe .hos
in authority that you 'are entitled to
it. Kickpg~ and grumbling and
knocking might afford some little
personal satisfaction-but they do
not accomplish results. It Is not what
you want, but what you do and what -
you get, that counts. -I notice that
somne of your friends in Washington
are trying to help you, are trying to
get the government to pay you more
ror your work. As an organization
you .ought to get behind those people
and help :them help you, and you :cam
do it' by an organized and systema-/
tic effort. That matter has to b&
threshed put ori th9.999r gf eengregg
andl your county associationS
throughout the State ought sto take
[t up with their respective congress~
rrient your State assoCiation ought to
see to it thiat the merits of th4 ques~
tion are properly and clearly -pi-e
sented to our senators and our con
gressmen. You know better than they
io, what you want, and why you are
entitled to it. -Put them in possession
f your entire .case, furnish them ma
terial for good, solid, substantial ar
gument, ask them to fight your bat
ble on the floor of congress andl nine
chances out of ten all of them will
be lined up on- your side of the ques
tion. There is a right way and a
wrong way to get at a thing, find out
the right way and get at It. We are
apt to look upon the United States
government as a great big something
ar beyond our reach and almost be
rond our comprehension. When its
~reat name is mentioned we almost
reel like doing as Moses did at the
)urning bush when he took off his
ihoes and acknowledged that he
~tood on holy ground. The kcgisla
ive department of the United States
~overnment, so far as South Carolina
s concerned, Is composed of two
enators and seven congressmen. It
s to those men to whom you must
~ar.ry your appeal 'and show them
hat you have a just caise and an
Lonest right to an increase of salary.
ihow them that the cost of living has
ncreased from 35 to 40 per cent.;
hat horses, mules,- wagons and bug
jes are one-third higher than they
were when your present salary was
[xed; that corn, hay and fodder are
Ligh in 'on; that your time be
rn, evernrment awn you are -