Newspaper Page Text
TOLUMIE XLVM.L NUMBER 97. NiEWBERRY9 SOUTH CAROLINAq FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1910. TIEAWE,P ER
THOROUGH REPORT OF
NEWBERRY GRAND JURY'
EECOMMENDS CONTRACT SYSTEM
FOR ROAD WORK.
Repairs to County Jail Not Yet Made.
Against Rural Police at Present.
The grand jury made its final pre
sentmant on Wednesday morning. The
'following six of the present number
-were drawn to serve with the twelve
to be -drawn for next year: J. D. Kin
ard, H. F. Lominick, M. W. Long, E. T.
Werts, Clayton L. Boozer, M. T. Ox
Following is the final presentment
af the grand jury:
vrand Jury's Presentment.
To the Hon. John S. Wilson, Presid
This body has passed on all indict
ments handed it for its disposition and
has reported thereon to the court. We
have no report to make as to the
oounty officers, a full report thereonl.
having been made at a previous ses
sion of this court for this year.
We are g1lad to report that the coun- i
ty has purchased the pair of blood
hounds recommended at a prior court.
This body Is reliably informed that
Magistrate W. R. Reid issued a war
Tant for one Mose Farrow for viola
tion of 1dispensary law and allowed the
,ease to be settled upon the payment to
the prosecutor the sum of $5 and to
himself the sum of something over
teven dolars, but we do not find that
be has turned over to the county
treasurer any amount from this
source. It is our understanding of the
1aw that the magistrates in Newberry
,eounty do not get fees or costs in crim
inal cases, but salaries. We condemn
the keeping of costs, where charged
by the magistrates, and wherever a
case, being within their jurisdiction
to try, for good reasons is permitted
to be settled, it is nothing but right
that the same should be turned over
to the county. We think it well that
the solicitor take cognizance of a mat
ter of this kind now and then, and try
to put a stop to this practice. It is a
form of graft that we do not think
should be allowed.
Nine of the road inspectors have
filed their reports 'with the grand
jury. The other three did not accept
the appointment of inspector. We file
the reports herewith.
We are informed that some of the
duly commissioned overseers of the
public roads of the county have not
worked for this year the roads for the
time required by laiw. In each case
that the county supervisor finds that
the overseer has not complied with the
'law this body wouAed insist that such
overseer be prosecuted. *And while
this body does not believe that the
1present system of working roads is
the best, still It believes that so long
as- such a system is in use in New
berry county, the most good possible
should be made out of It, and that the
law should be enforced. This body
would like to see the contract system
of working roads tried. The present
system has proved a failnre, in our
judgment, and we believe that a
change would be no worse. We com
mend the contract system to our leg
islators with the hope that an efficient
law along this line will be passed at
the next meeting of the legislature.
We recommend to the county sup
-ervisor an increased use of terra cot
ta for cross drains and ditches. In the
end the use of terra cotta will be
heaper for the county, since the
wooden bridges last for only a short
while, whereas the terra cotta is long
A great deal is being said by our
people about rural police. We do not
think that the county Is in a financial
condtion, at this time, to undertake
this system of policing. It may be a
good system, and dourbtless is in it
self, but the cost will not warrant Its
adopton here at present.
All magistrates, except J. H. Chap
pelJ, 3. C. S. Brown, who quite re
eently died, R. M. Aughtry and B. B.
ais, have handed in thair books for
eur examination. If it be the law that'
-e magistrates should turn over their1
tooks to the grand jury for Its exam
ination, we would urge upon the soli
&tor that the law be obeyed, and that
e ta.ke such steps that will bring
r'1otit a comnpliance with the law.
It is reported to us that there are
-t e Molohon vi1h'Me,
beyond the corporate limits, that are
open on Sundays, and that the proprie
tors remain in them and sell goods. If
this be true, it is a grievous violation
of law that should not be permitted.
It is reported to us that a negro,
John Robinson, who lives in the neigh
borhood of John P. Wicker's place, ha&
a son about fifteen years old who is
an idiot. The boy is allowed to roam
at large .in the community to the ter
ror and intimidation of the white wo
men of the vicinity. As he may be
come dangerous, we think it well that
proper precautions be taken by those
charged with such duties.
We find that the repairs to the
county jail that this body at its session
last spring recommended to be done,
have not yet been done. We agains rec
ommend that this work be done as
soon as possible, the guttering around
the roof, the whitewashing of all the
inside of each and every room and
cell, be cleaned and white washed,'
and that the back wall be repaired,
and stop the washing down of the,
remainder of the dld wall, as it can
be done at a very small cost now, but
if it is put off until it is all washed
down it will cost a great deal to re
We want to thank His Honor Judge
Wilson and Solicitor Cooper for the
many courtesies shown this body
while attending to their several du
Ail of which we beg to submit.
W. H. Shelley,
A Sol Living In Newberry.
Piedmont Nov. 29.-Mrs. Frances
McCall, aged 62, who formerly lived
in Piedmont and was well known here,
was buried beside her husband Friday
afternoon. The body was brought
over the Southern railway from Balton
where the deceased was living at the
time of her death, with her -aughter,
Mrs. Putnam, Mrs. Jam% Don
did, of Piedmont, Joseph McCall,
of Greenville, Robt McCall, of New
berry, and Will McCall, of Piedmont,
are the surviving children. Mrs. Mc
Call was a consistent member of the
Presbyterian church. Rev. D. P. Junkin
of the Presbyterian church here con
ducted the services at the grave.
Greenville News, Dec. 1.
The registration for the city elec-!
tion. closed cn Wednesday. Only 230
voters have registered, which is very
Ii'tie more than one-fourth of the
qualified voters of the town.
The registration by wards is as
Ward 1, 56.
Ward 2, 48.
Ward 3, 37.
Ward 4, 43.
Ward 5, 46.
Raising Cain and Corn.
The WIlimingtonl Star venture the1
opinion that If South Carolina girls
would quit raising Cain and go to
raising corn they would shortly be
independent of all the fellows in theI
land Inthe name of humanity we
prtt! A South Carolina girls is ir-I
resistibly fascinating when raising
Cain but too intent upon her work
when raising corn to give 'her atten
tion to anything eIse.-Charlotte Ob
From Newberry to Wadesboro.
Ms. Ethel Thomas, a tallented writer,
is now a member of the staff of the
Wadesboro Messenger and Intelligen
cer. For some time Mrs. Thomas has
contributed to that paper under'
pseudonym of "Becky Ann Jones," and
her articles have displayed a piquancY,
humor and originality that mark her
as a woman of genius. There is no
reason why many of the bright women
of North Carolina could not be aiding
in brightening up the State papers.
Drayton Butherford Chapter.
Drayton Rutherford Chapter, U. D.
C., will meet with Mrs. L. W. Floyd
Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Mrs. W. H. Carwile,
Readers of the Newberry Herald
and News have reason to congratulate
themselves uon their good fortune to
be served by that excellent newspaper,
which afforded them another example
of its enterprise in the promptness
with which it Issued on Saturday an
extra, giving a full account of the
terrible tragedy at Little Mountain the'
THE ROAD INSPECTORS
MAKE THEIR REPORT
INSPECTORS APPOINTED BY LAST
What They Have Done and Condition
of the Roads As They See
The following reports of road in
spectors were filed with the report of
the grand jury in the sessions court
Township No. 1.
To the Supervisor and Foreman of
Grand Jury of Newberry County, S.
I find all roads in my township in
good condition, but find small bridges
in bad condition, and it is necessary
that a great deal of repairs be made
along this line.
I would recommend that terra cotta
be used wherever practicable in place
of so much sap pine, which lasts only
a very short while.
S. P. McCrackin,
Road Inspector of No. 1 Township.
November 19, 1910.
Township No. 2.
To the Supervisor and Foreman of
Grand Jury of Newberry county, S. C.
I find roads in my township in good
condition with the exception of cross
roads which hasn't been worked, and
ask the supervisor to see that they
are worked at once.
Bridges in fairly good condition.
I recommend to the supervisor and
his board to use terra cotta in place
of "old field sap lumber."
W. .H. Wendt,
Road Inspector of No. 2 Township.
November 19, 1910.
Township No. 4.
To the Supervisor and Foreman of
3rand Jury of Newberry County, S. C.
I find a part of the roads in fair con
lition while others haven't been work
ed at ill.
find small bridges in bad condi
tion, and would recommend them to
Je repaired at once.
T also recommend the use of terra
otta on all small streams.
J. C. Abrams,
Rea.d Tnspector of No. 4 Township.
November 19. 1910.
No. 5 Township.
THon. L. I. Feagle, Supervisor for
Newberry County, S. C.-Dear Sir:
Having been appointed road over
seer for No. 5 township, I beg leave
to make the following report:
I have inspected a21 public roads of
my territor.y, and find all main roads
in fair condition. Cross roads, how
ever, I find to be in bad condition.
None, or but little work <has been done
on any of the roads except by the
I find the bridges over streams in
fair condition, and over drains in very
bad condition, and dangerous to the
I also find a lot of sap lumber be
ing ued for bridging. I would recom
mend that only heart pine or oak lum
ber be used for this purpose. I think
it wouid be still better to use terra
cotta for drains.
J. W. Epting,
Coin. No. 5 Township.
November 19, 1910.
Township No. 8.
-To the Honorabla Board of Super
visor and County Commissioners and
I find roads in No. 8 township in
J. F. Stephens.
November 19, 1910.
To the Supervisor and Foreman of
the Grand Jury of Newberry County,
S. C.--Dear Sirs:
The following is a report of the con
dition of the public highways and
bridges in my respective township:
I find all the m~ain roads in good
condition. They have been worked by
the chaingang. I find the same usual
neglect of work on the smaller roads.
In fact, an entire neglect of road
working where the chaingang hasn't
This goes to prove that the present
system of road working, with the ex
cntionf of the chain gang, is a farce.
T1" bre5e are a-11 in good car.dition'
e--+ +he ne across Curl'1 creek~
needs considerable repairing.
I recommend that terra cotto be usec
wherever it is thought best to do so
and not use so much sap lumber
which only lasts a year or two.
I am glad to report that the chain
gang is making better progress ii
road working now than it has eve
Thos. J. Wilson,
Road Inspector of No. 10 Township
Township No. 11
Pomaria, S. C., Nov. 19, 1910.
I have inspected aIll of my roads
and find some sections of roads ii
very good condition, whifie other sec
tions are in bad condition, with ver;
little work this year. Some of thi
small bridges on small streams are ii
bad condition, and need to be repaire(
at once. The road leading from New
berry known as the Hughey ferry roa(
is impassable 'between the 11th an(
12th mile posts, and have notified th
supervisor several times and it hasn"
been worked yet. It has been si:
weeks or more that traveling has beei
stopped. Also a big ditch near Mr. F
L. Lominick's has come up in thi
road, and it is very dangerous for peo
pile to travel along after dark. It is o
the road leading from Mr. M. H. Folk'
to the Buncombe road.
Jno. A. Graham,
Road Inspector of No. 11 Township
Judge W. G. Peterson Reports Hi:
Road to Grand Jury.
Newberry, S. C., Nov. 29, 1910.
Mr. W. H. Shelley, Foreman o:
Grand Jury.-Dear Sir:
I respectfully call your attention
and through you to the grand jury, th(
The section of Belfast road from th(
corporation post to the railroad cross
ing near J. H. Henry's, has been work
ed fowtfays this year. - The-road fron
the rocks at the Lewie place to -thi
Mt. Zion road, to the Reagin grave
yard, has had only one day's worl
this year. There are three small
bridges on this road that are wrecks
The section of the same road fron
Reagin's grave yard to Mt. Zion churc
has not had its full vme worked thi4
year, and it is in bad condition. Th(
section of the Belfast road from V. C
Wilson's by Longshores to Jim Cleland
place has had one day's work thi!
year. I have repeatedly called the at
tention of the supervisor to these sec
tions of roads. Have also written thi
board of county commissioners abou
this matter, but they have never dont
anything towards putting these sec
tions of roads in any better condition
W. G. Peterson.
. * S S S e S * * * *I
* S S S e S * * * S Si
Mrs E C Jones -entertained the Fort
nightly club and a few friends, mos
delightfully Tuesday morning. Durin
a reading by Mrs. Houseal the guest
worked on Christmas articles. Afte
this all entered on a most spirited dis
eussion of current evenits. A mos
tempting luncheon was served at 1
o'clock. Those present were: Mes
dames W. G. HouseaA, F. K. Wilson
Henry Harms, J. Y. McFall, 0. B. May
er, Charles Bowman, Joseph Norwood
W. H. Carwile, S. B. Jones, Lamber:
Jones, Lalla Simmons, E. B. Martin
Frank Mower, and Misses Fanni:
McCaughrin, Gertrude Carwile ani
The Drayton Rutherford chapter, Ui
D. C., will meet next Tuesday witi
Mrs. L. W. Floyd. This will be a mos:
interesting meeting and the dellegatei
will have returned from Georgetown
and will give accounts of the conven
Mrs. Geo. Johnstone entertaine(
about a dozen friends in a most in
formal, but wholly delightful mnanner
Thursday afternoon in honor of Mrs
G. B. Buell, of Charleston.
"Ne Bill" in Yarbrough Case.
In the case of the State vs. Thomna:
Yarbrough, charged with attempte(
criminal assault, the grand jury in th<
sessions court this week returned
"no bill" and Yarbrough was dis
charged from custody on Tuesda3
night. He had been in jail since hi
was brought back from the Statt
nenitentiary, where he was taken fol
lowing the alFegedi affair with w~hir:
Herald and Ne
I Several Nominations of PC
Been Received, a
Herald and News' Contest Nomina.
Several nominations of prominent
L ladies have been sent in for The Her
ald and News contest. These ladies
r, have already started to work, and are
showing their appreciation of their
opportunity of winning a valuable
I prize by their enthusiasm and by the
- I manner they have started in this race.
I Send in your nominations early and
I work late .rach of these nominaes
has the nomination vote voted to
t her e-edit in the Balia, Box. Save
all your Weekly Ballots for some one,
they are valuable.
List of contestants to Thursday
Miss Julia Smith, Chappells, S. C.
Miss Ellen Werts, Prosperity, S. C.
Mrs. W. Pink Smith, Kinards, S. C.
Miss Lurleen Aull, Pomaria, S. C.
Miss Annie Laurie Lominick, New
berry, S. C.
Miss Ida Coleman, Silverstreet, S. C.
Since the announcement of The
Herald and News' plan to give away
a handsome piano, with other prizes
to the men, women, boys and girls
who 'are willing to help in its cam
paign,.the friends.and readers of this
paper are fully conscious of the efforts
of the management to raise The Her
ald and News to its high standard.
The pulic realizes the appreciation
of The Herald and News.of its liberal
patronage, in the manner the special
edition of last Friday night was print
ed, spreading the news of the horrible
crime of only a few hours before, and
the readers of its columns can justly
feel proud of this enterprise, in that
it was the first paper to publish this
crime. Those of experience can ap
preciate fully the efforts it took to
perform this duty, but The Herald
and News feels doubly repaid in the
expressions of favor in its behalf.
With this as a "booster" the under
taking of The Herald and News to;
double its subscription is an easy;
work, and these young ladies who
have been nominated can feel an as
surance of "sure to win" with the in
terest of friends in having sent in
their names to reinforce their ranks.
Those who have not "fully decided"
need not h-itate but ep'er the race
early. Below is the plan of the con
test .and how it will be conducted.1
J.st send in your nominations as ear-J
THEIR DEPARTED BROTHERS.
Elks Cherish the Memory of Their De
e eased-Memorial Exercises In
Opera House Sunday.
The annual memorial service of
Newberry lodge, No. 1103, B. P. 0.
B ls will be held in the opera house
on Sunday afternoon, December 4, at'
3 o'clock.- Since the institution of
the lodge two members have died,
Messrs. A. T. Brown and 0. McR.
Holmes. Mr. Broirn died during the
first year of the lodge's existence and
Mr. Holmes has died during ths past
year. It is to pay tribute to the mem
ory of deceased brothers that these~
annual memorial exerc!er are held.
An attractive program his been ar
ranged for the exercises this year and
the public is extended a cordial invi
tation to attend.
Following is the program:.
Quartette-Vacant Chair, Herbert
Johnson-Dr. and Mrs. R. Z. Thomas,
Miss Mabel Williamson, Dr. G. -W.
Opening ceremonies-RitL -1
"Nearer, My God, to Thee"-Chorus.
Opening Ode-"Auld Lang Syne."
Solo-"Save Me, 0 God," Rendeg
ger-Mrs. Roy Z. Thomas.
Memorial address--Geo. R. Rembert,
-of Columbia lodge, 1190.
Solo-"My God and Father While I
Stray," Marston-Miss Genevieve
Eid.iey-E. H. Aull, Newberry lodge,
So_h"ns' Dy TIose Tears." Ter
pular Young Ladies Have
rid the Race Has
ly as possible and the Contest Maa
ager will assist you in every way pes
The rules governing the contest
with 11 "Weekly Ballot" will be
!o5u: on another page. Start now
the rac;e has begun.
Rules of The Herald and News Contee.
Rule 1. Subscribers are cautioned
to take a receipt for aill money give
Rule 2. All money for subscriptie
must be paid to Mrs. Edna Morris,
Rule 3. Contest Manager's signature
must be affixed to votes before sam
are of value in contest.
Rule 4. Ballots can not be bought.
Votes can only be obtained by secur
ing subscriptions, prepaid, or by cut
ting the nominating coupon, or frea
voting coupon from each paper.
Rule 5. No employee of The Herald
and News or a member of his famitY
will be permitted to participate as a
vot3r in the contest.
Rule 6. Candidates will not be re
stricted in securing subscriptions to
any territory, but mnay secure tbm
in any place in the world.
Rule 7. Contestants or nominateW
may secure as many frea Voting e
pone as possible and vote them e
Rule 8. Only one nominating -eoupfa
entitling each contestant to 1,000 vo#M
will be al1owed.
Rule 9. No votes will be allowed a
subscriptions held out more than o
week after being secured by cot*
ant. Subscriptions must be turned Wa
promptly, together with money ed
lected for them. Votes wil be Issued
when subscriptions are received, but
contestants may retain votes and cast
them whenever they wish.
Rule 10. Votes once Issued can not
be transferred to another contestant.
Rule 11. To all who enter this coK
test is guaranteed fair treatment. No
partiality wil1 be -shown to any con
Rule 12. For any information call en
or write the "Contest Manager," and
information wifl be gladly 'furnished.
Rule 13. No information concerning
the standing of contestants shall be
given except through the printed list
In hepapr(Respectfully yours,
esa Del Riego.-M1ss Genevieve Evaas.
Selectio-"ThanatopsisZ. - .
Duet-"The Lord is My Shephard,"
Smart-Dr. and Mrs. R. Z. Thomas,
JUSTICESHIP AMENDMENT WINS.
Pratially Complete Returns From
Counties Give Sale Majority.
Columbia, Nov. 28.-Practically all
counties have reported to the secre
tary of state, who is of the Stata
board of convassers. The results show
that the constitutional amendment re
lative to the increase of the supreme
court justices from four to five mem
bers, has passed. The officiali report
will be made in a few days. The other
amendments also passed.
The totals iso far for the associate
justiceship amendment are: For the
amendment 5,818; against 3,209.
According to the reports filed with
Secretary of State McCown the larg
est vote cast in the general eleetton
for any State officer was that gives
Attorney General Lyon. He secures
30,934 votes. Secretary of State ke
Cown was a close second with 30,9Kf
Summer & Kipp Contest.
A beautiful bedstead was sold ye
terday by Summer and Hlpp to a cit
izen of Newberry for $60. A fine bed
and it is not for a newly married
couple or a prospective bride and
groom either. Summer & Hipp are
sellg the bandsome goods cheap. Get
into the piano contest and take The
Herald and News.