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Movements of Many People, New
berrians and Those Who Visit
Mr. Joba L. Hunter has returned
form Prosperity to Clemson.
Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Scott have gone
to Chicago on a visit.
Master Gilbert Sale is visiting in
mISs Carrie Pell West has returned
from the up country.
Miss Mattie Adams is visiting the
_Misses Rivers in Charleston.
Mrs. Ella Donald, of Greenwood, is
visiting mr. J. W. White's family.
Mrs. A. T. Brown returned last
week frcui Glenn Springs.
Miss Oline James. of Bishopville, is
.'isiting her cousin. Miss Nina Gibson.
1r. and Mrs. J. B. Hunter returned
yesterday from Hot Springs, N. C.
M1r. Nathan E. Aull, of Greenwood
county, was in the city yesterday.
Miss Edith Henderson is spending a
few days in Spartanburg.
Little Miss Delmar Bailes has re
turned from Anderson.
Little Miss Marie Marshall is visit
ing her aunt. Mrs. E. L. Bailes.
Mrs. B. B. Reid and little son, B. B.
.Jr.. have returned from a visit to
-Caldwell, N. C..
Mr. R. E. Blakeley, of Laurens, was
in the city Saturday on his way home
Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Hunt leave
-Thursday for Waynesville to be gone
about ten days.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Mayes have re
turned with Dr. 0. B. Mayer and fam
ily from Atlantic City, N. J.
Mr. C. C. Davis and daughters, Miss
,es Margaret and Sara, left last night
Miss Kittie Mayes has returned
from Westminster, after a pleasant
visit to Mrs. W. L. Seabrook.
Mrs. W. H. Hunt leaves today for a
visit to her sister. Mrs. James McIn
tosh, in Columbia.
Miss Nina Gibson leaves tomorrow
'on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Reid, in
Dr. J. W. Kinard, of Leesville, is on
a visit to his brother, Rev. James D.
Kinard, in Newberry.
Misses Sarah and Carolyn Caldwell
:and Sarah Halfacre returned yester
<lay from Due West, where they spent
;a pleasant visit.
Mr. Elliot H. Julian, of the South
ern Bell Telephone Co., in Columbia,
spent Sunday with relatives at Hele
TProf. J. B. O'Neall Holloway will go
'to Eulala, Saluda county, on Wednes
day to make an address to a farmers'
IMr. and Mrs. James H. Shelley and
the baby, of Wilmington, are visiting
the former's parents, Capt. and Mrs.
W. H. Shelley.
Mrs. George A. Langford and daugh
ters, Miss Marietta Langford and Mrs.
White Fant left yesterday for Hender
Mrs. L. G. Eskridge and Mrs. Her
man Wright will leave today for Nor
folk, from which point they will sail
..or New York.
-Tisses Lizzie and Eloise Earhardt
7bhave -netairned from a visit to relatives
~at Clinton, accompanied by their cous
in, Miss Nannie Love Copeland, on a
visit of a few days.
Mrs. J. W. White and her sister,
*Miss Annie Smith, accompanied by
Mrs. White's little daughter, Eliza
beth, leave today for Baltimore on a
visit to relatives.
* Mr. R. M. Calgwell, of the firm of
Caldwell and Haltiwanger, lef't Sun'
day for New York to lay in a supply of
new goods for the coming season's
Mr. W. H. Anderson, of the Ander
,.son .10Oc. company, will leave this
-week for the Northern markets, where
he -will make extensive purchases for
t:he -fai and holiday trade.
SIr. J. D. Wheeler went to Colum
'oia,.Saturday to see Mrs. Wheeler who
lhie says :has .improved so that he is
WicDuragel :a obelieve that he will be
able t~o bring her home in about a
Miss Ruby Mae Lynch, a student of
Belmont college, Nashville, Tenn., is
visiting Miss Juanita Evans, her col
lege friend. Later she will join her
parents at their summer home in
Rev. Edw. Fulenwider and family
leave tomorrow for Charlotte The
congregation of the Lutheran Church
-of the Redeemer granted Mr. Fulen
wier month's vacation which will
be sent in North Carolina.
chief of the Southern Bell Telephone
company, and Mr. F. R. Nobson, the
district commercial manager of the
company, headquarters at Columbia,
were in Newberry Friday, attending
conference with Mr. J. P. Bolt mana
ger of the system here, and Mr. J. H.
Williams, the local plant foreman.
Capt. M. M. Buford, who always at
tends the Confederate reunions, will
not be able. owing to the illness of
Mrs. Buford, to be present at the
Snartanburg reunion, much to his re
gret. Capt. Buford takes great in
torest in these annual gatherings of
veterans and it affords him much
pleasure to be with them.
Miss Sena Riser, the accomplished
an(I thorough milliner for the house
-f Caldwell and Haltiwanger, left Sat
~rriay for New York to select the lat
est styles in hats, millinery, etc., for
the incoming opening season. The la
dies may rest assured and feel per
fectly satisfied that Miss Riser will
get "just the loveliest" that is to be
Rev. Dr. J. W. Wolling. now of Al
lendale. was in Newberry on Satur
day, shaking hands with his many
friends heie. He has been granted a
vacation by his congregation in Allen
dale of a month and will spend part of
it at Grand Falls. Va.. where he will
lecturo and preach. From there he
will visit a friend on the Hudson just
above New York, remaining there un
Mr. William Reagin and family will
this morning leave for their home in
Palo Pinto, Texas, after an extended
visit to Mr. Reagin's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Reagin, and his old home.
Mr. Reagin has demonstrated that' a
boy can go to a far country and by
not spending his substance in riotous
living reducing him to a prodigal son,
can become a prosperous banker and
Mr. Robert J. Miller, of Charleston,
is visiting his sister, Mrs. Kate E.
Boozer, in the city. Mr. Miller is look
ing well, his friends are glad to see,
and also that he is the "same Bob"
as of yore. He still wears that same
Bill Taft smile of cheerfulness and
hopefulness, "the smile that won't
come off." The sea breezes and salt
atmosphere of the fair old city by
the Atlantic unite in keeping him in
good condition, judging by his looks.
VARIOUS AND ALL ABOUT.
The W. C. T. U. will meet with Mrs.
Mary Wright Wednesday afternoon at
There will be a picnic at Saluda
school in No. 9 township on Saturday,
August 20. The public is invited.
The Beth Eden Farmers' union will~
hold a meeting at Beth Eden on Fri
day, August 19, at three o'clock in the
Hon. Harry.H. Blease, of Staunton,
Va., delivered an address to the Cen
tral Methodist church Sunday school
on Sunday afternoon.
The following young men stood Fri
day for the one vacancy in the Cita
del: Robt. D. Porter, city; James R.
Boozer, Newberry, R. F. D. No. 1;
Pettus H. Senn, Silver Street, R. F.
D. No. 2; Vernon H. Wheeler, Pros
By request, the choir of the Aveleigh
Presbyterian church will repeat the
sacred concert on Tuesday night. Ow
ing to the inclement weather a good
many did not have the opportunity to
attend. The same program will be
Messrs. B. T. Paysinger and G. W.
Cowart are now joint owners and pro
prietors of the grocery store and
butcher shop formerly run by Mr. L.
M. Player who will between now and
the first of September return to his
former home in Williamsburg.
There will be a picnic at LIttle
Mountain Friday and one at St. Lukes
Saturday. to both of which the pub
lic is invited and requested to bring
baskets. Mr. A. D. Hudson and other
speakers will be present on both oc
casions to address the assemblages.
At the mayor's cou.rt Monday six
negroes were fined $10 each for play
ing cards for money, and five negroes
were fined $5 each for throwing dice
for money. All paid. The reason
why policemen can catch negro crap
shooters and gamblers is because ne
gro crap shooters and gamblers do
their work on the ground and on the
ground floor with unlocked doors and
no windows to scale by ladders.
Mr. R. Herman Wright missed his
Scotch collie dog, Zemm, last Friday
night. As the dog had not returned
home Saturday Mr. Wright searched
for it Saturday afternoon and Sun
day, tracing it to Silver Street and
finding it dead in a field on Mr. Mayer
Havird's place, a negro having shot
the collie as a stray dog. Mr. Wright
valued Zemm very highly and would
not have taken anything for the dog.
OFF FOB BEUMON.
Large Delegation From Newberry
Goes to Spartanburg Today In
Special Newberry Coach.
The State Confederate reunion will
be held in Spartanburg Wednesday
and Thursday of this week. Col. 0. L.
Schumpert. adjutant of the .Jas. D.
Nance camp, has arranged for a spe
cial coach for the veterans and their
friends who will attend from Newber
ry. so that there will bf- no change o*
cars between Newberry ind Spartan
burg. The veterans will go via Alston
over the Southern, leaving Newberry
today at 11.57 a. m., arriving in Spar
tanburg this afternoon. The sponsor
for the camp is Miss Dr-h Powers c
The following is :, list of those who
have given Col. 0. L. Schumpert their
names. expressing thcr-! intention to
attend the reunion:
J. E. Williams. AV. W. .llhnson. Is
aac Griffin, E. W. Reese. -Moorman
Ruff, Enoch Cromer. Robert Rivers,
R. T. C. Hunter, Geo. D. Lathrop, E. P
Matthews. Jno. L. Epps, .T. J. Schum
pert. James Shealy. Dr. Jas. 'McIntosh,
John Cromer,* William Reighley. Dav
id Livingston. E. P. Bradley. H. H.
Evans. 0. L. Schumpert, Jack Hender
son, W. P. Williams, J. G. Rikard, I.
Z. Abrams, D. A. Ruff. M. H. Buz
hardt, Jas. B. Reagin, J. W.
Cruoch, Hosea Barger, E. M. Evans,
Mrs. E. M. Evans, Misses Mary
C. Burton, Lois Goggans, Della Bow
ers, Bessie Kibler, Messrs. N. H.
Young, L. L. Bowers, R. I. Stoude
myer, F. Bobb, Theo. Kibler, P. H.
Shealy, G. L. Sease, Alex Singleton,
W. W. Riser, A. A. Nates, A. B. May
er, J. C. Counts, G. A. Eqrgle. D. J.
Haltiwanger, W. H. Gaillard.
FOR FARMERS' UNION.
.. B. O'Neall Holloway Appointed for
Upper Part of State-Others
A meeting of the executive commit
tee of the State Farmers' union was
held in the office of the secretary
Thursday morning. The State presi
dent, A. J. A. Perritt, arid all the
members of the committee, A. D. Hud
son, Douglas McIntyre and L. C. Pad
gett, were present
After hearing the financial state
ment of the secretary-treasurer for
the month of July, auditing anid ap
proving the regular claims and ac
counts, instructing the secretary in
reference to arrangements for print
er necessary supplies, the work of the
organizatic a department was discuss
ed at considerable length. It was de
cided to place J. B. O'Neall Holloway,
of Newberry, in the field to do some
work this summe'r in the counties .A
Oconee, Pickens, Anderson and Ab
beville. Mr. Holloway is an active
worker for the union and is a good
speaker. If successful in building up
and strengthening the union in the
four counties ma4ntioned, as the com
mittee have- every reason to believe
he will be, it is qiuite probable that he
will be sent to other counties on the
J. P. O'Quinn was selected, On the
recommendation of the county presi
dent, to do some organizing work in
Bamberg county. He will act as dep
uty organizer under the supervision
of the State president.
Other deputy organizers will
be appointed by the State president as
soon as he can secure suitable men
for this work in the various counties
of the State.-The State.
Serious Fire Narrowly Averted.
Dr. Meldau came near having wvhat
might have been a serious conflagra
tion Saturday night, caused by a
spark flying from a match head that
he had struck to light a lamp in his
hall about 9.30 o'clock, the spark
lighting in the fringe of a pair of por
tieres in the hall, setting them on fire.
The fire was discovered by Mrs. Mel
dau just in time for the flames were
already beginning to take a hold on
the stairway, blistering the paint.
The doctor snatched .the portieres
down and trampled out the flames, but
not before they were so badly damag
ed as to practically destroy them.
Dr. Meldau suffered a badly burned
and, caused by tearing down the cur
tains. The matting on the floor was
slightly scorched. No other damage
Mfeeting of Chamber of Commerce.
A business meeting of the chamber
of commerce will be held Tuesday,
August 16, 1910, at 8.30 p. in., for the
purpose of deciding on the recoin
mem. Son of the board of governors
that the admission fee be abolished,
and the transaction of such other
business as may be properly brought
before the meeting.
S. S. Cunningham,
Join the crowd on two-day excur
sion to' Colrn4iia. \Vedniesday, AINf
24. Good time for eveyhe'y. Th'W
PROF. C. F. WERTS CHOSEN.
Will Be High School Principal
Teachers Chosen-Mr. Douglas'
Letter to the Board.
At a meeting of the board of trus
tees of the city schools held on 'Mon
day night Prof. Clarence F. Werts
was chosen principal of the high
school to fill the vacancy created by
the resignation of RieAard S. Douglas,
of Wooster. Ohio, and Misses Ona
Spilln,!u. of Ch-arotzt. and Rosal-n
Summer. of Newborry. were elected
teachers to fill vacancies in the corps
Prof. Werts is a nativ of Newberry
county, and a gradiuate. of Newberry
clleg.'. with the azre) of P. S.. in
he e:s of190 -. Following gradua
tion he woit to Ehr.hardt. to take
charge of the schools there, and was
lat.r in charge of the schools a. Wag
nr, and at Epworl". For the past
seve-al years hc. has been superin
tendent of tie school at Iva, in An
derson county. Prof. Werts is a broth
er of Mrs. J. M. Kibler, of this city. He
is devoted to his profession, and the
schools which he has taught since his
graduation ten years ago have been
Miss Rosalyn Summer is a daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Juo. A. Summer, of
Newberry. She graduated at Eliza
beth college, Charlotte, in the class of
19108. She has taught at Little Moun
tain for the past two years, and was
re-elected for another term, but will
accept the position here
Rev. E. J. Gregg was elected prin
cipal of the Hoge school (colored), to
succeed Rev. B. Levister, who resign
ed to accept a position in the colored
college at Orangeburg.
Mr. Douglas' Letter.
Following is the letter of Richard
S. Douglas to the board, tendering his
Wooster, Ohio, August 8, 1910.
Board of School Directors, Newberry,
Gentlemen: When I was informed
that as a board you had elected me to
become 'principal of your high school
for the coming year I felt grateful to
you, and was much pleased at the
thought of becoming a teacher in a
Southern school. I did not apply for
a position in your school because I
anticipated any trouble about -gettng
a position as teacher in my own State,
but when I heard that you wanted a
teacher I sought the position eagerly
because I had a desire to come into
contact with Southern people, and
Southern ideas. I had heard much
that was praise-worthy about South
ern honor and chivalry, and this was
corroborated by my acquaintance with
students in the University of Wooster
from the South, a;nd, particularly, by
my acquaintance with a gracious lady
of North Carolina, who is matron of
the homes here for foreign mission
ary chidren. She is a frequent visi
tor in our home and we think that
she has no superior either in the
North or South.
I had, therefore, pleasant anticipa
tions of having a pleasant and profi
table time among you, and had deter
mined to give, professionally and so
cially, the best that is in me, and to
get as much as possible of the best
that is in your section of the "Sunny
South," but as "the best* laid plans
of mice and men gang aft aglee," my
intentions are frustrated -and my
dreams have vanished.
The reasons given by those opposed
to my becoming principal of your high
school I shall not discuss at length.
I do not think that they represent the
feelings of the best men and women
of the South. And I am sures' that
some of them are out of harmony with
the Christian spirit, and I know that
some of said reasons misrepresent my
social tastes, and are not complimen
tary to my conception of the fitness of
My alma mater needs no defense
against the small gibes hurled at her.
Her standing among the best colleges
in the country, and her catholic spirit
are too well known to suffer' any loss
by the pen of a man who is opposed
to a graduate of a Northern school
becoming a teacher in a Southern
school, because he was graduated from
a college whose doors are open to a
colored man. The University of Woos
ter, like all the "first-class colleges ol
the Eas.e keeps its doors open for
men of all colors, races, and creeds,
and we should be proud of the fact
that men of all shades of color and
of all races are coming to them. And
it is a good thing for the world, and.
also, for the Southland of. our own
country as much as for any part of
the world that there are few men sc
narrow and prejudiced that they
would boycott men as teachers ir
their school because they had beer
educated in colleges whose doors are
open to men with black skins.
Owing to the opposition that has
developed against me, and the narrot
prejudiced spirit manifested by th
lea_d.rs sf the opposition, as seer
by sverl iwspa.~r lipingssen
have decided to decline the position.
As one of the parties interested that
Is the best oil I can put upon the
troubled waters. And I hope that you
may secure a man that will be cor
dially received. I am sure that this
is the better thing for me to do, be
cause under the circumstances I could
not do my very best, and the pupils
would not be likely to do their best,
therefore. loss and disappointment
would be the result to all concerned.
You will be pleased to hear that as
soon .is it became kzown that I was
not going South the school board of
this city elected me by a unanimous
vote to teach English and history in
our high school, and coach the debat
ing team. It is an old saying that,
"A prophet is not wih.out inor. save
in his own country." but in my case
this saying has been reversed.
And about the same time an edu
eator from Siam offered to me a posi
tion for a Term of three years as .
teacher in an English college in that
land at a gcd salary and my expenses
paid both ways. I mention this to
show that. as I have already intimat
ed. I was not driven from fear of not
getting work to seek a position in the
Please accept my resignation. and
my thanks for your kindness in elect
ing me to become principal of your
high school. And, also, please accept
my best wishes for the progress of the
pupils before whom I expected to
stand as teacher.
And believe that I remain very sin
Richard S. Douglas.
, THE UTOPIA MEETING.
County Candidates Wl1 Address
Utopians on Thursday, August 25,
Instead of August 23.
At the urgent request of the people
of the Utopia community, and on ac
count of a protracted meeting in the
community at the same time, tEe date
for the county campaign meeting at
Utopia has been changed by the coun
ty chairman from Tuesday, August 23,
to Thursday, August 25.
Chinquepin School Picnic.
When Chinquepin school, taught by
Miss Olive Feagle, closed the past
session it was not convenient at that
time to have a picnic and the picnic
was postponed to Friday of last week.
A large crowd was in attendance an
Friday and there was a bountiful din
ner. Col. J. B. O'Neall Holloway de
livered an address in which he stress
ed the value of education, saying
that it had a much higher value than
the mere ability which it gave for the
making of money.
Under Miss Feagle, Chiniquepin
school had a most successful session.
She is not only a good teacher, but
her influence and her work in the
community generally has been of
Death of Mrs. Alma Bridges.
Mrs. Alma Bridges, wife of Mr. Wil
lam Bridges died last Friday noon at
her home on Mr. H. D. Whittaker's
place just beyond Mr. John' C. Hlpp's
place in Newberry, after an illness of
five weeks of typhoid fever. Besides
her husband she leaves three children,
two boys and one girl, to mourn their
She was buried at Rosemont ceme
tery Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock,
service by the Rev. M. L. Banks, of
Central Methodist church.
Mrs. B ridges was in the 26th year
of her age and was a member of Shi
loh church, Saluda county.
The friends of the family sympa
thize with the sorrowing husband and
children in their sad affliction.
Earth Cared in Stanton.
Hon. Harry H. Blease, of Staunton,
Va., who is visiting the family of his
brother, Mayor Cole L. Blease, in
Newberry, has received .the Staunton
newspapers telling of the disaster in
Staunton caused by the ground in cer
tain sections of the city caving in.
Great property damage has already
resulted, and a whole block is affected,
including the handsome graded school
building, fire headquarters and other
large buildings. The cave-in was to
such an extent that it is stated in the
newspapers that a whole two-story
house was completely swallowed. No
lives have been lost. The theory ad
vanced by the Staunton paper is that
there is a subterranean stream3 which
has gradually worn a cavern in the
Mr. L. Lawson Paysinger is taking
Mr. Ben T. Paysinger's place at the
hardware store of Win. Johnson. In
this way: B. T. has been in the habit
of clerking there when a man was
needed temporarily or in emergency.
Some one was needed to fill the place
of T. P. Johnson while on that Can
ada excursion; and as Ben T. is now
in business for himself and can't help
these other fellows out, somebody
else had to be~ called in and this ac
counts for "Laws" bein~ a n'ew clerk
MAYOR BLEASI AT HOME.
Very X-ch Encouraged In His Race
for Governor-Goes to Spartan.
burg This Week.
Th-re are no State campaign meet
ings this week, the campaign having
been arr.nged so as to give the can
did:!T es an opportunity to attend the
Confederate reunion at Spartanburg,
and Mayor Blease came home on Sun
day and spent yesterday in Newberry.
He will go to Spartanburg today.
Mayor Blease exprossed himself as
very much pleased with the outlook
in his campign for governor. From
the personal assurances of support
which he had received throughout the
State. the rnany letters which had
been written him, and the cordial re
ception given him at the campaign
meetings, he said. he felt assured that
he would lead .in the first rate fo'
,j%-ernor, and would win out in the
Mayor Blease held his court yester
day morning, and sentenced severa
negroes for various offences.
Negro and Money Gone.
Messrs. Jones & Werts sent R
er Dorroh. colored, to the bank
terday morning with 821 to dep
for them. and now there are no trac
of the negro or the money. The poli
force are on the look-out for both.
One Cent a Word- No ad
vertisement taken for less
than 25 cents.
TRY THE CHARLOTTE Stream Laun
dry. Phone 84-2. Annie Ruff.
DR. MELDAU makes a specialty -of
. obscure diseases of both sexes; also'
morphine and other drug habits. He
is at his office all day. 8-16-3t,'
UiYONE purchasing 25 cents worth
of dry goods can purchase 18
pounds of sugar for $1.00. G. W.
Kinard, Prosperity, S. C. 8-16-1t.
NOTICE-I will give a first-class bar
becue at my residence campaign
day, August 27, 1910. I will sell
meat and hash at 11.30. J. M.
FOR SALE-The 10-room house and
lot I own on corner of Glenn and
Main streets. House recently re
novated inside and out. Lot has two
colored tenements and good size
stable, together with variety of. fruit,
and shade trees, with splendid truck
garden, and berry patches. Proper
ty will .be sold entire, or sub-divided
*and sold separately. For patrticu
lars inquire at the premises. E. B.
LET Annie 0. Ruff have your laundry
work done. Phone 84-2.
WE' WILL GIVE a first-class barbe
cue at Slighs on the C., N. & L. rail
road on Thursday, August 25 3. D.
H. Kibler, Robt. Moore, E. H. Werts.
I WILL FURNISH a first-class barbe-.
c'.ie at the campaign meeting at,
Jalapa on Tuesday August 16. The
meeting will be. held at the usual
place in the grove in I;he rear of my'
residence. W. C. Sligh. 8-9-3t.
FURNISHED rooms to rent with or
without board. Apply at 1000 Col
lege street. 7-12-10t
FRESH BREAD AND . ROLLS.-We
will continue to get steam raised
bread and rolls every morning,
fresh from the oven. If you want
good bread we have It. Jones'
WANTED-Two to six reliable ren- :
ters to work my lands for next three
years. Henry D. Boozer, Newberry,
S. C., R. F. D. No. 1. 8-9-3t-1taw.
TELEGRAPHY-We are unable 't
supply the demand for competent
operatoms. Three months completes
you under our expert managemnent.
Positions guaranteed or no tuiticn
charged. Write for catalogue. Clki'
lotte Telegraphy School, Charlotte,
N. 0. 8-9-4t-1taw.
CIGAE SALESMAN WANTED.
Experience unnecessary. Sell our
brands to the retail trade. Big
pay. Write for full particulars at
Globe Cigar Co.,
GET YOUR GLASSES from Dr. 0.
W. Connor, a graduate of the~ larg
est optical college.ir. the world-the
Northern Illinois College of Chies
go. Dr Connor is located penman
ent!v ip Newberry. gives both the"
i4ee and sibjective tests 'by