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Good Middling. . 14%
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By Robt. McC. Holmes.
Good Middling. . .14.
Strict Middling. .. -4s
Cotton seed 30 cents.Co
VOLUXE XLTMII NUMBER 61. NEWBERRY9 SOUTH CAROLINA9 TUESWIY9 AUGUST 2, 1910. TIEAWE,SMA ER
FIRES OF RACE WAR
BLZE HOT IN TEXAS;
AT LEAST is NEGROES RILLED IN
Reports of Plot to Murder White Fam
ily Cause Outbreak Which De
Palestine, Texas, July 30.-At least
IS negroes were killed ih a racial
I clash in the extreme eastern section
of Anderson county last night and to
.day, the culmination of enMity be
tween the races which has been brew
ing for several weeks. Eighen is
the number dead, according to ,he -
most reliable reports received bere.
Other reports place the total fatali
ties at between 30 and 40. It was also
reported that severil white men were
-either killed or wounded, but each ru
mor as to casualties among the whites
has met an authoritative denial. To
night troops reached Palestine and
immediately began an overland riarch
of about 25 miles tr the scene o1 the
rioting. The arrival of the . soldiers
'had a wholesome effect and tonight
the belligerents are reported to be
dispersing. Further bloodshed will in
all probability be averted.
The rioting began late - yesterday,
ar the village of Slocum. Several!
asons are assigned as the cause for
e racial feeling. First of these was
he refusal 9f a negro to pay an obli
ation on which a white farmer stood
ponsor. This was some days ago.
Then a white man received notice that
be should perform road work under
the supervision of a negro. The white
Later came reports of secret meet
ings among the negroes and an al
leged confession of a negro that the
murder of the man in question, James
purger, and his family, was planned.
'he, situation reached a climax, how
ever, yesterday, when a negro was
discovered advancing on Spurgen.
-armed with a shotgun. He was trailed
for some distance and shot by a posse
when he refused to surrender.
With the shooting of the negro
those of both races armed themselves
and the rioting began late last night.,
-NEWS OF POMARIA.
Red Men's Meeting Attended by Great1
Sachem-Mr. . J. Hentz Injured.
Pdmaria, Aug. 1.--As the old saying
goes, the weather will pay its debts.
A while back we had too much rain,
and now it is getting very dry. The
crops having so much sap in them, a
drought now would be ruinous to the
Great Sachem Otto Klettner and
a Tast Sachem B. B. Leitzsey were with
the Red Men on last Wednesday night.
We~ were glad to have them with us
fdr they gave us some .important in
rmation. At that meeting officers
-er'e elected for th'e next six months,
iz: Phophet. B. M. Setzler; sachem,
J.* C. Aull; 'senior sagamore, T.' A.
Setzler; junior sagamore, J. L. Gra
ham. We have about .53 members.
Master Braker Setzler is sick with
Mr. J. J. Hentz was pretty badly
bruised up the other day from being
kicked by one cf his mules.
Dr. E. E. Stuck, of Peak, is in town
this week, to do dental work.
- Miss Hattie Wise, of the Stony Bat
tery section, is visiting Misses Anna
and Edna Koon. Miss Ollie Richard
son is also visiting the Misses Koon.
Miss Clara Berg, who has been vis
iting Mr. M. H. Folk's family, return
ed home on last Thursday.
Misses Cathleen Hentz and Ethel
Seybt are visiting in Leesville the
guests of Miss Eula Bell Wheeler.
their school mate.
Miss Eugenia Hentz, who has been
Tisiting in Newberry, returned home
Mr. Smith, of Simpsonville, visited
his brother, Mr. V. L. Smith, last
.Mrs. Eva Hodges, of Swansea, is
visiting Mr. W. E. Koon's family.
Rev. Geo. A. Hough, of Atlanta, is
visiting his relatives and friends
around Pomaria. It has been 20 years
since he has been in this county.
Your scribe had the pleasure of eat
B. A. Fulmer. of Columbia. was up
)n a few days' visit to relatives in t',e
Mr. H. P. Thomasson. Mesdames T.
. Hentz and W. S. Seybt were elect
d delegates from our Sunday school
:o the Sunday school conventirm
,vhich meets at St Matthews ne.t
Nednesday and Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. o. W. Amick and chil
Iren, of Prosperity, have beer visitiig
'elatives and friends near Pomarill.
Messrs. Milledge Polin an 1 Robert
Tinp and Miss Lottie Hipp, of Elloree,
ire visiting relatives around Pomaria.
Mr. C. D. Shealy, our saw mill man,
:ook a business trip to Greenville last
ne Pomaria baseball team is play
ng Stoney Battery and Salada today.
rhose two teams will have to do some
,ood playing to do any thing with the
Prof. Frank Lincoln Eyer Delights
Newberry Audience in Lutheran
Church of the Redeemer.
Last Tuesday evening music lovers
)f Newberry were privileged to hear
in organ recital of a high order by
Prof. Frank Lincoln Eyer. He is the
lirector of music at Limestone col
ege, where the highest standard is
lpheld in the music, as well as in the
The organ in -his hands presentsi
Krand possibilities. His skilful use of
:he stops, manuals and pedals en
ibles one to see that the mechanical
:eature in organ playing can be lost
ight of and no more attention be call
d to it than to the mechanical in
?iano playing. when'd6ne by an artit.
11e is able to substitute other effects
where the abused tremolo is often al-!
owed to mar the beauty of a composi
His staccato pedal work was parti
,ularly fine, and showed mastery of
that style of playing.
The march from Aida of Verdi, the
Irst number on the ,program, did jus
tice td this wonderful composer of
Pilgrim's Chorus (Tannhauser) was
given in all its beauty and charm.
Chopin's funeral march with all Its
depth and pathos. held the listeners
Intermezzo of Dunham and Ber
3euse by Gounod were beautifully giv
The closing number from Batiste's
St. Cecilia brought out the full organ,
and was truly inspiring.
All who enjoyed this rare musical
evening vote many thanks to Mr. Eyer,
and would like to suggest that he
The pleasure of this occasion was
enhanced by two vocal 'selections from
kirs. Roy Z. Thomas whose beautiful
roice and artistic style of expression
ilways delight and bring forth' ap
S. C. STENOGRAPHERS.
Palmietto Association to Meet in
Spartanburg August 16 and
President Lewis E. Wood has ru
nounced the following program for
the meeting of the Palmetto State
stenographers' association, which
will meet in Spartanburg, in second
annual convention, on August 16 and
Tuesday, August 16, 10) A. M.
Call to order by the president.
Address of welcome-Judge T. S.
Response by Mr. John K. Aull.
Address-M~r John Wood.
Historical address of shorthand in
S. C.-Col. C. E. Sawyer.
Annual report of secretary-treasur
?r-Mr. Geo. J. L Metz.
Tuesday Afternoon, August 16.
Meeting of executive committee at
Typewriting contest at 5 p. ni
Wledniesday, August 17, 10 A. M.
Call to order.
President's annual address-Mr. L.
Election and installation of officers.
DR. DANIELS SERMON
WAS CALM AND MILD
CONTAINED LITTLE ON TICE OF
CITY OF COLUMBIA.
Dwelt on Home Influence-Large Con
gregation Heard Address in Wash
ington Street Church.
Columbia State, August 1.
In his sermon last night at the
Washington Street Methodist church,
Dr. J. Walter Daniel, presidng elder
of the Columbia district, made few
references to the moral status of Co
lumbia. Dr. Daniel had previously
stated that the sermon he delivered
last night would be the same as the
one he preached in Lexington last
Sunday afternoon, in which he was
quoted as saying that "Columbia, the
capital of the proud State of South
Carolina, is the wickedest city south
Dr. Daniel said last night that he
knew nothing of the moral conditions
ir, Columbia. He had been told, how
ever, "that the finest house of ill-re
pute south of Philadelphia was locat
d in Columbia." He said further
that he had heard that hundreds of
the demimonde walk the streets of
Columbia, casting their dark shadows
into the hmes of the city.
No mention was made in his ser
mon to the number of debauched
young men and young women in Co
lumbia nor to the young men who
came almost every day to his. home
and confessed that they had lived
lives of shame.
Statement Made. -
The following statement as to the
report of Dr. Daniel's sermon in Lex
fugton on Sunday afternoon, July 2".
"Lexington, S. C., July 30, 1910.
"We, the undersigned citizens of
Lexington, testify to the fact that we
were present at- the Methodist church
on last Sunday afternoon and heard
the sermon of Dr. J. W. Daniel of Co
lumbia on the subject of 'The Home
and Its Influence,' during the course
of which he referred to Columbia as
being the 'wickedest city south of
Philadelphia.' We further testify that
we have read the report of the ser
mon, which appeared in the State cf
Monday, as sent in by its Lexington
correspondent, D. R. Haltiwanger, and
we find the same to be eminently cor
"W. D. Dent, County Auditor,
"Rice B. Harman, Pharmacist,
"H. M. Wingard, Merchant,
"B. D. Clark, Coroner?'
A very large congregation, which
almost filled Washington Street Meth
odist church, heard Dr. J. Walter
Daniel last night.
SBeginning his sermon, Dr. Daniel
said that if his audience expected
him to say anything sensational they
would be disappointed. The newspa
pers alone had made his sermon at
Lexington appear sensational.
Pausing a few seconds, Dr. Daniel
continued, "I know nothing of the
moral conditions in and around Co
lumbia. but I have been told that the
handsomest house of ill fame South of
Philadelphia was in Columbia and
that hundreds of courtesans and de
mimonde walk'the streets of Colum
bia. casting their dark shadows into
every home. If this is sensational I
am going to continue to preach it. if
all the newspapers in Christiandomn
Dr. Daniel said that he had pre
viously preacher this sermon in.Green
Street 'Methodist church and at Lex
ington. He closed by asking his con
gregation if it had heard anything
D. R. Haltiwanger, the State's cor
respondent at Lexington, heard Dr.
Daniel preach last night.
A series of cottage call meetings
will be held during this week in the
Bush River community. The schedule
is as follows:
Tuesday night. August 2. at Mrs.
Wednesday, August 3, at Mr. J. W.
Thursday. August 4, at Mrs. C.
The acting pastor of the Bush Rir
TO CONSERVE VALUE
OF COTTON CROP
SCHEME LAUNCHED TO REVOLU
Would Make for Economy in Handling
and Promote Interests
Boston, July 29.-Having for its
purpose the revolutionizing of the cot
ton industry of the United States, a
conference was held today at the home
of John Hays Hammond at Gloucester,
at whichl there are present besides
Mr. Haminond, Daniel J. Sully, the
New York operator, and Scot Delgeish
of Cairo, Egypt, the representative of
the Hirsch syndicate of London.
Briefly, the ideu is to establish
warehouses in all parts of the cotton
producing district of this country as
well as in the manufacturing centres
for storing the cotton crop, so that in
stead of selling it from hand to mouth,
as has been the practice heretofore, it
will be marketed through the entire
year when desirable. It is believed
that economies will be effected in the
marketing,of cotton, which will result
in a saving of not less than $50,000,
The General Cotton Securities com
pany, of which Mr. Hammond is presi
dent, and Mr. Sully is vice-president
and general manager, is to be the or
ganization through which this econ
omy is to be effected. The Hirsch
syndicate, it is understood, has al
ready underwritten the project.
WOULD AID SOUTH GREATLY.
Cotton Warehouse Project, If Success
ful, Will do Much for This Sec
tion, Says Atlantian.
Atlanta, Ga., July 29.-The project
of Daniel J. Sully and associates to
establish bonded cotton warehouses
throughout the South and at various
manufacturing centres throughout
the- country, the tentative plans of
which already have been laid before
bankers and cott* factors of the
South by Mr. Sully in person, has met
with a favorable reception through
the cotton growirIg States.
Following the visit to Atlanta next
week of Messrs. Sully and Dalgeish,
the Atlanta chamber of commerce yes
terday adopted a resolution favoring1
the establishment of a chain of. ware
houses such as Mr. Sully proposed.
Mr. Haxton, president of the chamber
of commerce, said the successful oper
ation of the Sully plan would greatly
aid the South in financing the cotton
crop -and believed it would result in
the saving of millions of dollars year
ly to' the cotton growers.
During the recent visit of Messrs.
Sully and Dalgeish to Atlanta it was
announced that the warehouses,
which it was planned to buy, or build
throughout the South in time for
handling much of the 1910 crop, would
be bonded by the Hirsch syndicate of
London. On the cotton stored in the
warehouses negotiable certificates are
to be issued, intended to be available
as collateral in either this country or
PLAN TO HELP FARMERS.
Proposed Warehouse Scheme is Not
Designed to Corner Market But
to Aid Growers.
Gloucester, Mass., July 29.-"Any
formal statement of oug plans would
be premature, as we have met today
only for an informal discussion of the
possibilities of the plan to establish
cotton warehouses,"' was the answer
the. Mesgrs. Hammond, Sully and
Dalgleish made tonight when ques
tioned concerning the results of their
conference today. The conferees wish
ed to make it plain that their object in
considering such a plan was not to1
corner cotton. but to help the cotton
raiser. Should their plan be consum-1
mated, they said, they hoped to b
ab ut the standardization of cotton
and to assist the grower in selecting
the proper seeds. No definite steps
were taken today and probably none
would he for some time. they said.
NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
)eligltfil Social Affairs-PerRonal
Nention-Newberry Knights In
Prosperity, Aug. 1.-Misses Julia
Lnd Luvenia Matthews, of Ninety Six.
vill spend this month with Miss Ellen
Dr. and Mrs. Ed. Ridgell, of Bates
)urg, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. A. M.
Mrs. .M. C. Morris and Miss Effie
lawkins have returned home after
;pending several weeks in the moun
ains of North Carolina.
Nrs. A. H. Kohn, of Columbia, was
n town last week, shaking hands with
1er many friends. . .
Miss Mary Lizzie Wise is the guest
)f Mrs. Floyd Workman at Stomp
Miss Rebecca Mahon, of Newberry,
;pAnt Friday anc Saturday with Mrs.
r. F. Brpwne.
Prof. C. E. Boyd, of the University
>f Florida, spe,nt the - week-end with
riends in town.
Mr. J. F. Take has returned to At
anta after spending several days in
Miss Eunice Shealy. of O'Neall, is
,he guest of Mr. L. A. Black.
Mr. B. S. Schumpert, who has been
visiting his sister, Mrs., W. A. Mose
ley, left Saturday for College Park,
Mr. Lary Dillard,. of Clinton, spent
Sunday in town.
Mr. D. E. Ridgell has returned to
Jacksonville, Fla., after spending ten
lays with Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Mose
Mrs. Thornwell Haynes and daugh
ter, Sarah Mae, of Central, are visiting
b.er parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Bow
Mr. H. J. Rawl has returned from
a visit to Lexington.
Mrs. C.-T. Wyche and Miss Isoline
Wyche spent Saturday in Columbia.
. Mr. A. G. Wise spent the .week-end
at Asheville, N. C.
Mr. W. A. Hartman, of Atlanta, is
visiting relatives in town.
Last Thursday evening was a very
enjoyable o$e for the Knights of Py
thias. Newberry members are always
welcomed by her sister lodge. Twen
ty-five members came down from, New
berry and gave the amplified foi-m of
the third degree, which was thorough
ly enjoyed*by the Prosperity members.
Mrs. G. Y. Hunter entertained last
rhursday evening In a most charm
(ng manner. The guests assembled iii
the reception room and -enjoyed a
treat in the form of a play given by
local talent, after which they retired
!o the lawn, which was made lovely
by the Japanese lanterns very sym
metrically displayed. The evening
was an ideal one, and as the moon
beams glimmered through the leaves
to be welcomed by the beautiful arti
~icial lights, the couples could not but
eel that this was an ideal place for
ove-making and ieave-taking for
~riends of the tournament. aRefresh
ments were served and Mrs. Hunter
will be remembered as an ideal hos
tess by the many visitors who left for
:heir homes Friday morning.
Miss Rosabelle Harman returned
some Friday from Hartwell, Rock
Iill. Daynesville and Charlotte, where
he has been visiting friends.
Picnic Near T. W. Fol's.
There will be a picnic in the grove
near Mr. T. W. Folk's residence on
Eriday, August 12, given by the pat
ons of Chinquepin school. Refresh
:ents will be sold for the benefit ol
:he school. The public is cardially in
ited to attend with well filled b3sk
"One of my acquaintances is much
nteested in the Chagrin Falls Hunt
liub, and is an onlooker at most of the
unctions of that organization," says
ard Jackson. "The other night he
;aid to me, with some show of en
husiasm, that gradually he was get
ing acquainted with the club mem
"'Why, Dan Hanna came right up
mnd spoke to me today,' he said ex
"'Is that so?" I replied. 'What did
ie say to you?'
"He said: Don't get too near that
IWO KILLD IN WRECK
ON C. & W C. SUNDAY.
EVNGINER TAYLOR, OF LACRENS,
AMONG THE DEAD.
Passenger Plunges Through Burning
Trestle at Woodlawn, Ninetcen
Miles From Augusta.
Augusta, Ga., July 31.-Passenger
Train No. 2, on the Spartanburg di
vision of the Chraleston and Western
Carolina, due to arrive in Augusta,
from Spartanburg, at 5.15 p. m., ran
into a burning' trest'e, about a mile
and a half from Woodlawn, resulting
in the total destruction of the train.
the death of Engineer Hank Taylor, 6f
Laurens, S. C., and Fireman Simon
Duibar, colored, of Augusta, and
slight injury to sixteen passengers.
When the train was entering onto a
reverse curve Baggagemaster George
Box directed the attention of Conduc
tor W. B. Verdery to large volumes of
smoke, which he believed to be com
ing from the trestle, then a mile dis
tant from the train, and which had
been burned before. At that time the
fire was on the lgft side of the train
and could not have been seen by En
Plunges Through Burning Trestle.
Conductor Verdery watched the
smoke until the train had rounded the
reverse curve, when he saw that the
fire was on the trestle. Immediately
he pulled the danger signal, and ran
from the baggage coach back to the
first-class passenger coach and pull
ed the emergency brake, but already
the engine had run onto the trestle
and 'plunged through to the little
creek below, pulling with it the ten
der, baggage car and the front of one
of the passenger coaches.
The coach, tilting from the wreck
age to .the road bed above, forr.-d a
flue, through which the flames from
the trestle debris were carried to the
train proper, and in less than five
m1nutes the entire train was aflame.
Caught Under Tender.
Engineer Taylor and Fireman Dun
bar went down with the engine, and
were caught under the tender, which
was thrown directly on top -of the en
gine. Both of these were either mash
ed or burned to death, and the bodies
are still in the wreckage.
Baggagemaster Box also went down
with his car, but succeeded in escap
ing from the fire with but slight in- -
Mall Clerk Bloom, of Spartanburg,
did not leave his car and was se
riously, though not fatally, injured.
He remained in the wreckage after
the concussion, working with his mail,
and succeeded in saving the bulk of
it from the-flames.
None of the passengers were injur
ed beyond minor cuts and bruises, and
of these the large number were among
those in the negro coach and smoker, .
the white coach escaping any exten
sive damage beyond a severe shake up
until the flames reached it.
Relief trains were sent out from
Augusta, and all passengers brought
Believe Trestle Set.
In a statement by Superintendent
Anderson, given out after midnight, it
is shown that the road has reason to
believe that the bridge was fired and
investigation is being made in that
connection. The last train passing
over the' bridge ahead of the wreck,
was six and a half hpurs earlier, and
the officials contend that 'this does
away with any idea of falling hot
coals starting the trestle fire.
A Bird in the Hand.
He-Be this the woman's exchange?
He-Be you the woman?
He-H'm! Then I guess I'll ,keep
my Sal.-H?arper's Bagar.
.-Where It Belongs.
Be Style-Why did the department
of agriculture get out a cook book? ~
Gunbusta-I don't know; it certain
ly belongs to the department of the
Keeping It Up.
"I understand you w6n your hus
band through graduating in a dollar
"I did," responded the woman