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VOLUME XLVDLI NUXBER 77. NEWBERR-Yq SOUTH CAROLINrAt WIESDAY. SEPTfEMBER 27, 1910.TWCAWE,$@AYAR
NEW OF PROSPERITY.
Millinery Openings the Admiration of
the Ladles-Personal Neation and
Prosperity, Sept. 26.-Dr. and Mrs.
ino. Halfacre and family. >t Newtpr
-y, spent FrIday with Mrs. B. B.
Mrs. G. Y. Hunter has as ner gues"a
[esdames D. C. LaGrone, of Wards,
:and J. A. Mitchell, of Salud't.
Mr. Hart Kohn, of Coloiwmbta, sreiit
Sunday with Mr. A. B. Wise.
Miss Kate Thomyt.- has gcn V)
Due West to attn-1 t!h 8rwiee
Dr. G. Y. Hunter has returned from
Clemson college, accompanied by his
father, J. L. Hunter.
Miss Elizabeth Hawkins left Sunday
Ior Silver Street to teach in the grad
* ed school.
Mr. Chas. P. Barre has returned
Mr. J. L. May and little son Francis
are visiting Mr. May's mother in Mon
.roe, N. C.
Rev. and Mrs. I. S. Caldwell and son,
Mrskine, left Thursday in their auto
-mobile for Staunton, Va.
Dr. J. S. Wheeler, J. B. Harmon and
Y. R. Hunter and H. L. Parr, of New
-berry, spent Thursday in Greenville,
-making the trip in Dr. J. S. Wheeler's
Mr. C. G. Barrier, of Little Moun
tain, is in town for a few days.
Misses fEdna and Lucy Fellers are
spending a few days in Columbia.
Mr. Robert Wilson, of Newberry col
3ege, spent Friday with Mr. Chas.
Messrs. J. F. Browne, J. B. Hart
iman, A. S. Miller and J. D. Lorick
*ormed an automobile party to Colum
bia on Sunday.
a Miss Leslie Dominick of Route No.
3, leaves this week for Columbia to
take the nurses' course in Knowlton's
T Mr. W. E. Pugh, who has been sup
plying Grace Lutheran church during
nhe summer, has resumed his studies
'in the Theological seminary in Char
leston, S. C. We have been much
* 'benefitted by his thoughtful discours
es, spoken in the spirit of earnestness.
,We regret to see him leave us. We
'wish him every success in his service
cof the Master.
Mr. 3. A. Lester has returned from
a 'visit to W. R. Connelly in Newberry.
Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Wheeler, of Co
lumbia, are in town for a few days
visiting their parents.
Mrs. L. A. Hendrix has returned to
Tomaria, after a visit to her grand
<daughter, Mrs. R. E. Shealy.
The millinery opening at Moseley
TBros. this season was an event of uni
que beauty and unsurpassed success.
'The big department store was artisti
-cally decorated and amid the large and
varied display of beautiful millinery
-the following hats were in evidence
and received great admiration: A
large black velvet hat drooped in front
and slightly rolled at back, trimmed
a'beautifully and having three large
-plumes caught at ban with jet buckle;
another large black hat with Persian
fis.cing and full crown, trimmed wi+1a
large black wings, with a touch of
Tersian around crown; also an 'live
-green beaver cloth turban, trimmed
'with Persian ribbon and gold buckles;
Sa nobby and atractive black velvet
-turban with gold drapery, trimed with
gold roses; another large brown hat,
having tan facing, and rolled- to left
'front, trimmed with brown wings;
one pretty and great'v admired chan
ticler with shirred mesaline crown
and two large sbaded pon pons These
with many others corap')sed a heavtifuli
ceollection of up-to-date millinery.
*N. 'L. Black's and Son's opening
-was an attractionl for shoppers on
Thursday and Friday of last week.
Mar'y women went, saw and 'were con
ciuered by the irresistible forces that
Dame Fashion has sent forth this sea
son in attractive modes and winning
shapes. 'There are seen mang lovely
~importations that are the very last
cry of fashion. One hat which was very
much admired was a chanticler in
green, trimmed around the crown with
a handsome coque breast and having
an uncurled ostrich aigrette at the
left side of front. This was finished
with a chau of black satin ribbon.
Another was one of the new close
fitting turbans in electric blue silk
Sbeaver, trimmed with garniture of im
ported embroidered ribbon and Per
little girl's poke bonnet with white
beaver brim underfaced with white
chiffon. This had a crown of black
beaver and was trimmed with black
satin ribbon draped at base of crown
and ending in long ties at either side.
The bandeau was trimmed with for
get-me-nots in pink and blue. The
dainty caps for the wee tots were very
attractive and found many enthusias
An Ex-Newberrian Candidate for Lau
Mr. Thomas H. Cromer, of Laurens,
was in the city Saturday. Mr. Crom
er has an intention of running for
auditor of Laurens county to fill out
the unexpired term of the late auditor
whose recent death has caused a va
cancy in that office. Mr. Cromer would
make an excellent auditor, as he has
rare ability which qualifies him espe
cially for that line of work. He has
high family connections in his county
of Newberry and is also well and fa
vorably known in Laurens county, hav
ing spent the past eight years in that
county, six at Clinton and the last two
in the city of Laurens. Mr. Cromer is
a man of sterling worth and would re
fiect honor upon the people. of his
adopted town. His numerous friends
here would like to see him elected.
Lutherans at Hollohon.
A Lutheran congregation was or
ganized at Mollohon mill in July of
this year with 26 members, under the
pastoral care of Rev. J. D. Shealy.
The congregation now numbers 43.
On last Sunday Mr. Shealy had 12
accessions; three by infant baptism,
five by adult baptism and four by coiP
ArmAtion. Eight of the 12 came from
one family, that of Mr. David A. Riv
ers. The parents were already mem
bers of the Lutheran church, and they
will very soon transfer their member
ship to the Mollohon congregation.
Three of these were received by in
fant baptism, four by adult baptism
and one by confirmation.
To Welcome New Pastor.
The Rev. Mr. Carson, the new pas
tor for the A. R. P. church, will arrive
in Newberry on Friday with his family
and will preach his first sermon next
Sabbath morning. Sabbath evening
all of the congregations and pastors
of the city will unite in the service at
the A. R. P. church and extend a wel
come to the new pastor and his fam
Death of Infant.
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
L. J. Johnson, of West End, died yes
terday morning and will be buried at
Trinity church cemetery at 11 o'clock
this morning, service to be conductedi
by the Rev. W. C. Kelley.
Pulaski lodge, No. 20, I. 0. 0. F., will
meet on Friday night, October 7, in
stead of Friday night, September 30.
J.. M. Davis, N. G.
W. G. Peterson, Secretary.
"Baxter Beat Them to It."
The splendid pair of Iron gray
horses, for the Newberry fire depart
ment, were negotiated for through J.
F. Hicks & Sons. of this city, the hors
es coming from the Tennessee stables
of this wide-awake firm. That fine
judge of hoi-se flesh, Mr. P. F. Baxter,
of Newberry, negotiated the purchase,
and while two or three other cities
wanted them, Mr. Baxter "beat them
to it."-Laurensville Herald.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Henry Evans,
of Newberry, announce the engage
ment of their daughter, Camile, te
Mr. James Holiner Stone, of Nashville,
Tenn. The wedding will take place in
Agreed With Her.
There is a young member of the di
plomatic corps in Washington who is
disposed to be polite, but who is not
always judicious. He was conversing
with a lady who combines intellectual
and physical graces with a consider
able degree of maturity. "I have en
joyed talking to you very much," he
said. "It is a pleasure to be in the so
ciety of some who have observed the
"But, Mr. Brown," she said laugh
ingly, "perhaps I am rnot so old as I
"I was always sure of that," he re
FAID LAWYER IN JEWELS.
Unusual C1vll Action Instituted by
Mrs. Alice D. Whittle Against At
torney Frank G. Tompkins, of
Columbia, Sept. 24.-Seeking to re
cover -a necklace, containing 21 dia
r%,lds, and a solitaire diamond ring,
allt,ed to have been given as a- fee
in a case which she had instituted
against her husband, Mrs. Alice D.
Whittle, of this city, late today filed a
suit against Frank G. Tompkins, one
of the leading members of the Colum
bla bar. Perhaps the most remarkable
grounds given in a civil suit in South
Carolina are named in this unique
Mrs. Whittle claims that when she
gave the two articles, worth a small
sized fortune, to the attorney she was
not in her right mind. The suit to
either recover the diamonds or to be
paid the sum of $1,000 was filed at
the office of the clerk of court for
Richland county today. The attorney
representing Mrs. Whittle is A. H.
Ninestein, of Blackville, in Barnwell
Value of Jewels $1,000.
The complaint that Mrs. Whittle
brings against Mr. Tompkins alleges
that on June 11, 1910, she gave Frank
G. Tompkins a diamond necklace, stud
ded with 21 diamonds, and solitaire
ring, valued at $1,000, in toto. In re
turn for these, she alleges, she was
given an instrument in writing for ser
vices to be performed in a settlement
pending between herself and husband.
"The plaintiff was suffering in mind
and !#ody," so the complaint reads.
That her mind wii Imparea an'd thit
she was incapable of making a con
tract are specific allegations.
Alleges Repudiated Contract,
"The plaintiff had been ill," con
tinues complaint, in substance, and
"after making the contract she had to
go to the hospital for several weeks."
A contract made and admittedly in
correct shape at the time was later re
pudiated by Mrs. Whittle, according to
her own allegations laid down in the
complaint. She says that, after re
maining at the hospital several weeks,
her mind was completely restored, and
that then she repudiated the contract
that she alleges she made with Mr.
Claims Temporarily Insane.
Mrs. Whitlte, in her remarkable af
fidavit, admits that she was tempora
ily insane at the time she made the ex
traordinary contract with her attor
ney. The charge Mrs. Whittle brings
against her attorney is that he should
have known her physical condition
and that she was unable to know what
contract she was making. Concluding,
the complaint seeks judgment in the
sum of $1,000, "or to have the dia
Mr. Frank G. Tompkins is one of the
leading members of the Columbia bar.
He has appealed in a number of the
most important cases that have been
The case brought by Mrs. Whittle is,
perhaps, unparalleled in the history of
legal causes in this State.
An Artful Dodger.
Dr. Miror Lee Bates, president of
Hiram college, enlivened, in a recent
address at Hiram, 0., a knotty etymolo
gical problem with a story.
" 'We must not dodge our problem as
the boy did," said Dr. Bates.
"A teacher, you see, was having a
great deal of difficulty in making clear
to a boy the meaning of the word 're
"'Now,' said the teacher, 'your fath
er Is a hard worker, isn't he?'
"'Yes, sir, he is,' said the boy.
"'And when he gets home at night
be's dead tired, is he not?'
"'Yes, sir, he is.'
"'Then,' pursued the teacher, "since
it's night, and he's dead tired, and
work's over what does he do?"
"'Ah,' said the boy, that's what
mother wants to know.' "--Washing
ton Starl. "
Advantages of Baseball.
"Do you see that fellow over there
yelling 'K ill the umpire! Cut his heart
out, the bloody robber?' "
"Of course, I see him, and hear him,
"Weil, he's one of the worst hen
pecked men in town. He comes out
here every afeTroo to let off steam."
ADDRESS TO RED NEN.
Governor-Elect Blease and Great
Sachem Otto Klettner Attend Dis.
Governor-elect Blease addressed a
large assembly at Pacolet mills Sat
urday afternoon at 5 o'clock, after
which everybody shook hands with
him. Mr. 0. Klettner, great sachem
of the Red Men, who was present in
behalf of the 7th district convention,
states that he never saw a governor
or president receive a more hearty
welcome. Mr. Klettner says that it
seems to him that the people begin to
realize that Mr. Blease will make a
governor for all the people.
Great Sachem Klettner states that
the 7th district convention, con3ist
ing of about 20 tribes, was largely
represented, and that the degree team
of Catawba tribe, No. 12, I. 0. R. M.,
conferred the adoption degree in a
most efficient manner. All who wit
nessed the performance feel certain
that they will capture one of the
prizes which will be offered in a con
test for the adoption degree at the
next meeting of the great council of
South Carolina April 12, 1911.
The great sachem leaves today to
institute a tribe at Winnsboro. He
will go to Laurens Saturday and in
stitute a tribe there.
It seems that the beneficial features
of the order have been more clearly
brought before the people by Great
Sachem Klettner, and that the people
generally realize that this order af
fords protection in the days of adver
sity, need and affliction. ..
The Herald and News bespeaks a
very successful term for Great Sachem
Klettner as a compensation for. the
hard work done by him in its behalf.
Long live the noble order of Red Men
and-their present able great sachem.
AN IRISH ROMANCE.
Recalled by the Death of Mrs. Kevin
An Irish romance is recalled by the
recent death at Brisbane, Queensland,
of Mrs. Kevin Izod O'Doherty. She
was Miss Eva Mary Kelly, the daugh
ter of a Galway gentleman, and as a
young girl she contributed poems un
der the pen name of "Eva" to Sir~
Charles Gavan Duffy's Nation, the or
gan of the Young Ireland movement
in 184& Her poems attracted wide
attention, as did those of her fellow
contributor "Speranza," the nome de
plume chosen by Lady Wilde, mother
of the late Oscar Wilde.
Among the admirers of "Eva's"
poetry was Kevin Izod O'Dotherty, a
young medical student, who was also
engaged in the patriotic movement,
and he secured an introduction to her.
As registered proprietor of the Trib
une, another Dublin paper of rebel -
lious tendencies, he was arrested for
seditious writing and had as his pris
on companion the late Sir Charles Gay
The jury- disagreed twice, and on
the eve of the third trial he was offer
ed what was virtually a pardon if he
pleaded guilty-he had certainly writ
ten the article which was the basis of
the charge. He then sent for Eva.
"I don't like this idea of pleading
guilty," O'Doherty said; "what shall I
"Do," asked Eva, "why, be a man
and face the worst; I'll wait for you
however long the sentence may be."
A third trial duly came off. O'Doh
erty was found guilty and was sen
tenced to ten years' transportation.
Befor his deportation to Australia, Eva
was allowed to see him In his tell.
"Be you faithful," she said to O'Doh
erty. "I'll wait."
O'Doherty was transported, but be
ing released on parole in Australia he
was able to finish his medical studies
and take out his degree. Years passed
and he returned to Ireland, where Eva,
true to her word in the prison cell,
awaited him. Two days after his re
turn to Dublin they were married and
O'Doherty- with his bride returned to
Australia as a voluntary exile.
In 1885 O'Doherty came back to the
old land and entered the house of
commons as member for North Meath.
He quickly tired of parliamentary life,
* A WI[NTER COVER CROP. *
The farmer who does not try to get
all he can out of his land annually and
yet leave it In condition to yield more
the following season has mistaken his
One way to do this is to plant cow
peas in the corn at the time of the last
cultivation; harvest the corn in Sep
tember and pasture the cowpeas in
October. Early in November deep
break and plant to rye, using about
one bushel per acre. Our reasons for'
preferring rye are the following:
1. It is hardy. It will germinate and
make a stand when other grains fall.
Oats and barley will winter kill when
rye will remain practically uninjured
by the frost It stands tramping and
grazing better than other grains.
2. It takes kindly to poor soils,
which is an important factor on most
Where hairy vetch will succeed, the
addition of a peck of vetch seed to a
bushel of rye is an improvement
Where there is no boll weevil infes
tation, rye -or rye and vetch may be
planted between the rows of cotton in
October, and not later than the first
of November. It is better to use a
narrow drill in planting, but where
farmers do not have this the seed may
be sown by hand and cultivated or
harrowed i. i''-- . I
On lands adapted to it, crimson clov.
er sown in the corn at the last work
ing has given excellent results. About
15 pounds to the acre is generally
used and by the first of the following
April it furnishes a cutting of one and
one-half to two and one-half tons of
cured hay or, turned under, adds a
great body of manure to the soil. The
territory in which the crimson clover
thrives best appears to be from the
latitude of the northern portion of the
Gulf States to the latitude of the Ohio
oats &i barley do well some wi
ters. When they sud&ed they furnish
a large amount of Wintot ftAing and
considerable humus for plo'Wng inder
in the spring.
Facts About a Winter Cover Crop.
1. A winter cover crop largely pre
vents loss of soil fertility by washing
(erosion); some lands suffer greater
Loss than others by washing, but all
lands are more or less injured by it.
2. Soils without cover lose consider
able fertility by evaporation during the
fall and winter. A winter cover crop
reduces this loss to a negligible quan
3. Such crops, to some e'xtenat, pre
vent the seeding of the Jan-1 to foul
4. They increase the pjrosity of the
:oil, and add the humus S esseA!al
5. They make a valuable crop while
tbe lands would otherwisd be idle,
which is a net gain to the land. We~
must increase the vegetable matter in
the soil to an amount sufficient to en
able the soil to retain a much larger
proportion of the rainfall than at
present and to greatly increase the
mechanical conditions of the soil.
6. A very important consideration
in the winter cover crop is the large
amount of grazing that can be secur
ed from it at a time when it is espe
cially valuable for young stock, and Its
value is not limited altogether to the
mere supply of food. It adds to the
health and vigor of the stock. On an
average from two to two and one-half
months grazing can be secured at a
nominal cost of a little labor in pre
paring and seeding the l.and.
S. A. Knapp,
Special Agent in Charge.
DOGS fI PEACE A3i) WARl.
Uses to Which They May be Put
Shown at Belgian Exhibition.
A very interesting show of draught
dogs has just been held at the Brus
sels exhibition, where over a hundred
animals awaited the judges, the other
400 entered being kept at home by the
exigencies of their business, the con
veyance of milk, vegetables, fruit,
laundry work, bread and small joints,
which is just now at its height.
The Belgian dogs earned for their
country in one year 1,800,000 poun.!s,
according to statistics taken 10 years
ago. This was at the rate of a franc a
dater ogs at that time employed
numbering 150,000. These figures must
have increased greatly, says the Lon4
don Evening Standard, for it was thezi
that the club of the Belgian Draught
dog was formed, with Comte de Wom
merson as president, who with M.
Reoul Zottechnic, professor of the
State veterinary school, was chatge&
by the government to draw up a re
port on the subject, with the result
that the class of dog to be used as well
as his treatment in all its branchet
was placed under police control.
Clubs and syndicates were forme(P
all over the countr yto revive an old
breed of Belgian dog known as a "Ina-t
tin," which is tall, strong, of smooth,.
short hair and extremely muscular
and shows have been frequently held
to encourage better food and treat-r
ment, much like the donkey shows held
in England. - The dog replaces the don
key in Belgium, which is seldom seen,
for the former costs less to keep and
to shelter and serves as a guard for
house and goods.
A splendid class of dog is now bea
coming general which not only renders
untold services in time; of peace, but
is to be enlisted in time of war; for a
group of French officers were present
at the Brussels show - expressly to
watch the weight tests with a view to
the use of dogs to transport ammuni
tion to outlying companies, the small
er carts being less likely to be seen by
the enemy than service wagons. More
over, it would allow of an easier dis
tribution of ammunition, while dog
carts could travel quicker and over
roads impossible for horses or motor
For the. use of drawing Utters for th
wounded they again promise to be use
ful both on battlefields and in first aid
in streets. They would also aid scout
Ing since they serve the customs offi
cers who guard the frontiers by help
ing them to attain aDpeed in running
after offenders (the man being Uattal
ly towed by the dog, whom he holds bi
a stout chain), and to scale difficult
and fatiguing heights.
At the Brussels show the dogs were
first judged for points, the require
ments being a compact build, with
great strength. They were divided,
roughly speaking, into two classes,
the lighter dogs of great speed being
for use in fiat, level districts, and the
stronger, heavier dogs for hilly, mouin
tainous neighborhoods. It has beeif
argued that the dog is not suited for
tractIon owing to the make of his feet,
but against that is placed the argu
ment that many thousands of humau
beings go barefoot.
It is evident that It is not to an
owner's advantage to Ill treat or over
work the dog, which Is his breadwin
ner and costs a good deal to buy. While
most of those shown yesterday were
marked "not for sale," the price of a
good, full grown dog may run up to
20 pounds and over. In color they are
brown to fawn and black, and it is
against the law to use any dogs for
traction (such as poodles, etc.,) ex
cept of the class prescribed.
The demonstrations of the traction
powers of the dog were very surprie
Ing, the ground chosen being sandy,
uneven and rough, with a slight rise.
There were two classes for males and
females, a light cart being loaded with
sacks to different weights. With 285
kilos (627 pounds) most of the dogs
entered did the test easily, at 320 kilos
(7 4 pounds) several accomplished it,
while Duc, a fine black dog, four years
old, who, unlike many of the competi
tors, could boast no pedigree, took the
load around with ease, barking defld
ance at a rival as he ran.
Dogs have drawr over 10 hi. ndred
weight and the champion, Dragon 111.,
who was absent through a foreign en
gagement, gas a record of 14 hundred
weight, or more than twice as much
ai Duc's recod. It must be remem
bered that in the ordinary way the
owner helps the dog by pushing the
cart 'when a heavy load is carried, but
this was not permitted at the show.
Wise doctors always word their ad
vice to- their patients so they will not
take offense. A man, says a writer in
the St. Louis Globe Dispatch, once call
ed on a physican to see if he could
find some remedy for a red nose.
"Doctor," he said. "what shall I take
to remove,the redness of my nose?"
"Take nothing-especially betweenh
meals," the doctor answered.