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VOLUKE XLVIII. NUKBER 738. NEWBERBYs SOUTH CAROLINA. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1910. TIEAWE,UNATA
THE '_NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Going at Road Work in the Right Way.
Prosperity, September 12.-Misses
Mary Lathan, Elberta Sease, and Ger
trude Efird, who have been on a visit
to Miss Willie Mae Wise, returned to
their homes in Little Mountain last
Mrs. J. L. Wise and Misses Mary Liz
zie and Marguerite Wise spent Tues
day in Columbia.
Mr. Ralph Wise has returned to
Plains, Ga., after a visit to Mr. A. B.
Mr. Allen Lester has as his guest Mr.
Willie Cappelman, of Charleston.
Friday evening, September 16, the
Ladies' Aid society will give a Dime
Reading in city hall. Full program
will appear in next issue.
Miss Rosabelle Harmann returned
Friday from Ruby, where she has been
teaching a summer school.
Mrs. P. N. Livingston and daughter,
Miss Maud, have returned to Saluda
after a visit to Mrs. F. E. Schumpert.
Mesdames T. D. Copeland, of Clin
ton, and H. R. White, of Savannah,
Ga., who have been the guests of Mrs.
W. A. Moseley, have returned to their
Mesdames J. M. Cook and A. Wither
spoon spent Saturday in Newberry.
Mr. B. S. Schumpert, of Columbia, re
turned to his home oIn Saturday, after
a visit to his sister, Mrs. W. A. Moseley.
Mid-week services every Wednesday
evening at 8 o'clock in Grace church.
Program urged to etaoschmretoiadMF
Mvery one urged to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Lorick and little
H. C., Jr., of Augusta, and Mr. Holland
Paysinger, of Newberry, have been vis
iting Mrs. J. P. Wheeler.
Mr. Thomas N. Hunter, who has been
in Schenectady, N. Y., for the past year,
has returned home for a few days en
route to Augusta, Ga., where he will
be professor of mathematics in A. R.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Bedenbaugh have
moved to town,. and will occupy the
Kinard house in Main street.
The last, and one of the most enjoY
able dances of the summer, was large
ly attended at the city hall Thursday
evening. Mrs. J. Frank Browne fur
iiished the music for this occasion,
-and received many encores during
the evening. When 12 o'clock came
-a.nd "Home, Sweet Home" was played,
the dancers were sorry that this one
had to be numbered with the past.
Miss Della Bowers was the charm
ing hostess of the Literary Sorosis
club on Friday afternoon in honor of
ber -guest, Miss Elizabeth Dreher, of
Selwood, S. C. Progressive miscel
laneo~us games were played and Miss
Edna Fellers making top score, was
given a dainty jabot, which she pre
sented to the guest of honor. Later
in the afternoon a delicious sweet
course was served the following: Mes
dames C. T. Wyche, J. D. Quattlebauml.
J. Frank Browne, M. C. Morris, C. M.
Harmon, Misses Effie and Elizabeth
~Hawkins, Ellen Werts, Kate Thomp
son, Gertrude Bobb, Blanche Kibler,
'Susie Langford, Hattie Groseclose,
Lucy and Edna Fellers, Bessie Bowers
and Elizabeth Dreher.
The secretary of the commercial
'league and the committee on roads
raised a few dollars the past week and
with the cooperation of the people on
the road from Pros'perity to Cook's
,nill removed all the loose rocks last
Friday. A number of hands were hir
ed and with several wagons the rock
were hauled off. It certainly has ad
ded much to the appearance of the
road and to the convenience of the
traveling public. The following of
our citizens contributed to this work:
N. L. Black & Son... ... ... ... 1.00
B. B. Schumpert & Co.......-- 1.00
R. C. Counts...........--... 1.00
Dr. Geo. Y. Hunter... ..... ...1.00
Dr. J. S. Wheeler.. ....... . -- 1.00
Dr. J. L. Bedenbaugh......... 1.00
J. F. Browne... ... .......---.1.00
Moseley Bros. ..... ........--1.00
Quattlebaum & Langford .. .. 1.00
S. B. Hawkins... ... ... ... ...1.00
'Dr. J. J. Dominick... ... .. ...1.00
A. B. Wise... ...........---..1.00
.G. W. Kinard... ... ... .... ...75
A. N. Crosson... ... ... ... .....50
J. A. Counts... ... ............50
W. W. Wheeler. ... ..... ... ....50
A. M. Lester... ... ... .........50
J. C. Schumpert... ... ........50
DR. CEO. B. CROMER,
SAYS "STATE" M
SIGNED STATEMENTS FR(
Show That The State Newspaper in its
Cromer and Publishes False
Editor of "The State":
The statement in your paper of September 12, with regard to the
connection of Mr. Cole. L. Blease with the case of J. M. Guin, should
be corrected in several particulars. The information was given by
mc over the telephone, and it was not taken down acurately. Up to
the time at which the notice of appeal was given from the circuit
court to the supreme court, I am familiar with the whole matter.
Guin had been represented by Messrs. Cole. L. Blease and E. S.
Blease, but my recollection is that the notice of appeal to the su.
preme court was signed by Mr. E. S. Blease alone. As'I stated, I
do not know what took place before the town council, except upon
information. I did not state that Mr. Cole. L. Rlease "got council to
reduce Guin's fine to $50." I simply stated that the council had re
duced the fine to $50 and suspended sentence during good behavior,
and I did not say "Blease practically secured his pardon," for I do
r.ot know what took place at the meeting of the town council.
It is due to Mr. Blease that this correction be made.
*. ';, Yours truly, -
(Signed) ~uGeo. B. Cromer.
WHAT TOO1K LACE.
Newberry, S. C., September 12, 1910.
I, J. R. Scurry, clerk and treasurer of the town of Newberry, S. C.,
do hereby certify that on the 15th day of March, 1910, the town
c(uncil of Newberry had up for consideration a motion of Alderman
P. F. Baxter, that the town council reduce the fine imposed upon
one J. M. Guln from $100 to $50, and that the sentence be suspended
during the good behavior of the said J. M. Guin. That on the said
motion Mayor Cole. L. Blease declined to vote, and was excused by
the town cuncil from voting on the ground that he had formerly
been attorney for Guin.
Any statement from any one that Mayor Blease pardoned Guin, or
secured a pardon for him, or took any action to relieve Guin from
the sentence imposed upon him is a false statement.
Given under my hand and the seal of the town of Newberry, on the
12th day of September, 1910.
(Signed) J. R. Scurry.
Clerk and Treasurer of the Town of Newberry, S. C.
W. L. Mathis.......... .. ---.50knw hitobgulyfaywrg
J. L. Wise one hand, S. J. Kohn wa-jdin.Sm clmthtesukto
on and team, and Dr. J. 5. Wheeler coet oeo i ipnayfins
wagon and tea. ytn a a vrtidt mlct
The greater part of the above will hmi n ipnayda.Ee t
be used on- the road from the Elmore tre eea ynhsnvree
place to Bush river. This is one ofinmaethtBeswsmxdupn
the rockiest roads in the county. The tedsesr ude h epeo
citizens along the road will aid in the Bes' iyadcut emt hn
work. We congratulate our folks in heiasfemnbelcngimt
town and on these* roads for takingeerofiehhaevrskdo,in
this great interest in having bettereldn th lgiaur,Stesae
roads.oinnd maor. Wli hat the people too
Bleae anFeahersoneose him Hoe ofas dieeated frenstt
"Ar yo onthefene? ave'to-yetno man legis vrtu ried for imiaor
tice in he Itelencr tht hyo invny fipenhsr eer Een At- h
favoed ay cndidte or gver orneys deea. onleas enemies even
in te frst aceandsinc ithas n timJ7atesthat Bis wa s ixed bui ps man
roweddown o Blase adFe the adispgenaraymuer. Ifhe iseonnect
hlase' acmulatnd aony property, thin
eeofice e ha ever arde for, gting
Blease and Featherstone.wr h on him? Hewsfaeor threen occasins
only twou meon the fence? foagve'tnor senate,hisapitren anfo maeor.
htced werte pentellye auite ouv.r Affie and was pvroal rougrhe
favore anyewol cnotdate for goeither smpfated. BleaAsesh betena
otmin the first race. sine hare nac- ehifoverstor. isaeoo beliee an
rowned dwitnco to e netet-o ing evr greet mawnr Ifhei caneect
hisbengliutean gvenorfo te hat acmleaeadecn man poevidence
past twoe eason weeaieftaveer hearindiytefc tha hit. Teouny fr
spesehadaviorng by talk ofithe im, pee honede hiad oday etn
cnty' hetpoien lnes was the betmappoigtndinmert oe speca atudge
Hereys ag.w, we have neehoedeetdimenran:edn' eiv
forae n Featherstone ere thge willw be, ithe wirnt occsouns,
olwe hen ad the hace to govrnohr and his nesponthentfic was beaseb
imes and to swyouIa not voefrethe sypeopehy heaue elievedhimatn
thi bence ieaygvro h that Blease is beoeladecnth bransu eviece
past gtwoteas,n aftr howring his oy o the SO-CtAthat deeis ot hasre
decided he wa thbs mani ;runing stand higher ate home thas alway
and otedfor im i hi raeafwpro in0, hi lie.~ If Feathrston is
)M DR. CROMER, CLERKd
Desperation, Garbles Interview of Dr. ]
Statements In Its Effort to
WHAT ALDERMAN BAXTER SAYS.
Personally comes, P. F. Baxter, who on oath, says: That he is an
alderman of the town of Newberry and is now serving his fourth T
term. That he has read the article in "The State" of September 12, t
1910, headed, "Stood by His Friends in His Home Town," in which
it is reported that Dr. Geo. B. Cromer of Newberry, S. C., stated N
"Cole. Blease made the race for mayor and got into office and, after
abandoning appeal, got council to reduce Guin's fine to $50, all of
which was suspended during good behavior. This was Blease's client;
Blease practically secured his pardon."
Deponent is glad that Dr. Cromer has denied making such state
rtment, and has written "The State" newspaper a contradiction there
of, as the statements made in the article are untrue. t
Deponent himself made the motion to reduce Guin's fine, and to I
suspend sentence during good behavior. His reasons for doing so t
were because Guin was an old man, unable to work on the chaingang, t
and confinement in the town guardhouse would have beefi it rl
ful punishment, on account of its smallness. Then Guin was mov
ing out of town, and promised that he would never again violate any
6rfdinance of the town. 44 - "" - -*
MAYOR COLE. L. BLEASE WOULD NOT VOTE ON DEPON
ENT'S MOTION, stating that he had once been his -attorney, and
that he did not believe it was right for a man to act as a judge on
any matter in which he had ever been an attorney. MAYOR BLEASE
DID NOT PARDON GUIN OR DO ANYTHING TO RELIEVE HIM
OF THE SENTENCE.
My motion was unanimously adopted by every member of the
council, except Mayor Blease.
I'want to add that I am a prohibitionist, and have endeavored in f
my service as alderman, and recently as mayor pro. tem. of the
town of Newberry, to enforce the prohibition laws.
I KNOW THAT MAYOR COLE. L. BLEASE HAS TRIED TO EN
FORCE THE PROHIBITION LAWS ALSO, AND WE HAVE TO
DAY UNDER HIS ADMINISTRATION THE CLEANEST TOWN WE
RAVE HAD IN YEARS.
(Signed) P. F. Baxter.
Sworn to before me September 12, 1910.
F. L. Bynum (L. S.)
Notary Public for S. C.
in that body and Ben Tillman saysmagetothropevntelssf
that he is the smartest man in the teSaei oeibr
After this return volley our friend H ae ee~c oitreec
could not tell whether we would on o eulcnpei~ti ense
next Tuesday support Featherstofle orplicsInait. jefoointh
Blease with our ballot, or could theisuneo hsatm t,Gvrr
newspaper man tell whether his ques- Ptesndca'sta eh~u
tioner was a Featherstone or Blease oaprern nthma'9fa
PAT TERSONi RESIGNS NONINATION myb.Ptesnspltctcre
Acceded to Demands of Friends, WhosedeatofrmrSnorEW.Cr
Course Subsequent Events Have mc o h uentra oia
Proven Was Unwise. to,i estoa apin olw
Nashville, Tenn., September 10.- opes hi til hchatat
Governor M. R. Patterson tonight with -ednto-ieatnin n atr
drew from the race to succeed himselfso'padnfD.BCoerwtia
as governor of Tennessee. G.wernor ssandb h urm or
Fatterson was the nominee of thet
"regular" faction of the Democratic
party and has been bitterly opposed by TeUiiain
the Independent State-wide Prohibi- "Hlo olny"sith vlag b
ition Democrats, who, in coalition with bakmt," eryu a a
the Republicans, elected a State indi- gn nopltc.
ciary last month, defeating a tickec for "Sr.d
which Governor Patterson made a "o' hthpe?
strenuous campaign of the State. On "Wl,munelfthmaskht
Wednesday next the Independents adaPic letca nhswl
meet here in State convention, a ma- adpwhdt osmtigwt
jority of the delegates coming instruct- thm-W hngnSar
ed to vote for the endorsement of B. W.
Hooper, the Republican nominee for1 o oe'm
governor. Governor Patterson, in his SeW aebe rigorbs
address announcing his withdrawal,toidcinrwmetojnorh
declares he will not be as obstseCle in Stra ih lb u ihu u-I
the way of his lparty's saecess at theces
polls, nor will he willingly' conti12ute H-hti h ntainfe
in any way to the possibility jZ s:Ic- SeTodlas
cess of the RepuD::cans in T anessee. IhMk ~$.Sadyuwl e
iewitdras n te: n~r~ f hirthoe Stae inNember.hnYO u
rnon ard thHe monoakes.rfh c o nterfeenc
Or the Guerillas of the West. *
By Col. D. A. Dickert.
The Northern press is going wild
ver the speeches of ex-President
oosevelt on the classic fields of Old
sawatomie. Gov. Stubbs, of KanSa,
lid it was the finest ever. No won
er Col. Roosevelt had an inspira
on, on the fields made famous by the
Id fanatic Southern hater, John
rown, "for his soul keeps marching
n." The Northerners could sing
John Brown's body lies mouldering in
ie grave," while the Southerners
uld shout, "We hung John Brown
n a sour apple tree, as we go march
ig by." Now, what of those classic
elds, on which the ex-president made
is greatest speech? And what about
Id John Brown? There are at this
ime, so far as is known, only two
eople living who took part in this
reat battle between the "pro-slavery"
ien, and the "free soilers" and In
rhich the leader on one side attained
ie sobriquet of "Osawatomie Brown."
About the middle of the late fifties,
7hen Kansas was struggling for
"tatehood, and her brillian.t future, the
.11 absorbing question, both North and
)outh, was "Should Kansas be a slave
;tate or free." This question was to
>e settled by popular vote. Adven
urers, good men, bad men mostly, the
atter flocked to Kansas, from every
Mtate In the Union, in order to swell
he vote for their particular political
>arty, "free soilers" or "slave." Poll
ical clubs were organized in the
louth, a well as the North, tQ raise
n6y to defray the expensol of t se
Aventurers (or real emigrants) until
Ater the electloi. The election was
Leld, after much blood being shed 61
th sides, and the free soilers won.
3y a strange coincidence, the very day
hat Kansas was admitted into the
Isterhood of States, Jefferson Davis
eft the United States senate.
The free sollers were led by a
reat, double-jointed, fanatical giant
iy the name -of John Brown.
General John W. Reid was the mo'V
ng genius of the Southerners, and
tad as a' subaltern a -strip of a lad,
rom nobody knew where, and called
imself Quantrell, Charles Quantre11.
L man's antecedents In those days
rere not closely scrutinized and so
ong as he held up his end of the
ght, did not take horses or cattle
rom his friends, he was -taken at his
ace value. There was nothing of the
ero in Quantrell's get up, but his
riends said that when he was under
musual stress, his eyes flashed like
parks from the steel, and his square
aws came together like a snapping
urtle. Oh! but Quantrell's was a
iame,. to conjure with, in after years,
iow he was trusted a-id admired by
s 'friends, detested aud feared by his
Old John Brown's butcheries became
o intolerable that the Southern sym
athizer determined to run him out of
he country or slay him. On August
|0, 1856, Gen. Reid, with. about 400
nen, the left wing under the comn
nand of Young Quantrell, crossed the
>order of Missouri with a six-pounder
annon, and sportsmen rifles, fell up-.
>n Brown and his followers near a
gamlet and river, both aalled Osawa
omie, routed them, killing Brown's
on and many of his leaders and fol
owers. Old man Browi#made his es
ape, by swimming the river and
hikeing" back to the east. From this
attle he was thenceforward called
Osawatomie Brown." It was after
his battle that he swore his famous
ath, that "he would devote all his
fe to the freeing of the negroes, If
e had to kill every white man In the
outh." The negroes were freed, but
ohn Brown never lived t6 see that
ay, for he took his last look towards
1e South in 1858, from the foot of the
allows in Charlestown, Va.
It was at the battle of Osawatomie
dat Quantrell won his spurs, as a
arless soldier, and born leader of
ien. Even after the bloody election
ays the issues were kept keenly '
rawn, men against men, neighbor
oods against neighiborhocods, until at
Lt most of the Southerners were
rced over in to Missouri. Then the
reat war came~ on, Quantrell and his
ten were driven from their homes,
:ii further South. United States
'ofps were swarming over the
am sas ~ i:3uri. then