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VOLUME XLVIIL NUMBER 101. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLBA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1910.
NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Votton Fire-E. M. Cook President of
Farmers' Bank-Secret Order
Prosperity, Dec. 15.-At a regular
oommunication of Prosperity lodge,
A. F. M., No. 115, the following officers
-were elected for ensuing year:
J. F. Browne, worshipful master.
A. N. Crosson, senior deacon.
J. A. Sease, junior deacon.
N. H. Young, treasurer.
J. A. Counts, seeretary.
Following are the appointive offi
.ers: C. F. Saner, senior deacon; H.
7. Rawls, junior deacon; E. A. Counts
-aed A. B. Wise, stewards; S. L. Fel
The installation of officers will take
place on Monday, December 26, at 1
.'olock, after which the lodge will
verve light refreshments.
Mr. Fred Schumpert, of Dallas, Tex.,
is here for a short visit to his sister
-and brothers. Glad to have our for
#er townsman with us, and hope he
wil. come often.
Mr. Frank L. Bynum, of Newberry,
was in our town one day this week.
Col. E. H. Aull, our editor, paid our
-own a short visit on Monday gone.
Mr. Ernest Gibson is weighing cot
-ton for his brother, Mr. W. T. Gibson,
who is attending the Methodist con
ference in Charleston.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wise, of Little,
'Mountain, spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. A. G. Wise.
Miss Annie Mae Bedenbaugh spent
the week-end with the Misses Werts.
Mr. Hart Kohn, of Columbia, spent
Sunday with Mr. A. B. Wise.
Miss Ha2el Hughes, of Jefferson,
lMd., who is so pleasantly remembered
'by her many friends in our town, is
wsiting Miss Ellen Werts.
Dr. 0. P. Wise, a prominent physi
ean of Saluda, came over Monday and
spent a few hours in town. Glad to
4ee "Doc," and hope he will come
Mr. W. T. Gibson is attending the
Masonic grand lodge in Charleston
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Wise, of New
'berry, were the guests Sunday of Mrs.
CC. M. Harmon.
Don't forget the lyceum attraction
-in city 'hall on Monday night. This at-1
t:raction, the managers say, will be one
of the best numbers that will be pre
'snted. It will be by the Glee club,
'which is being psraised wherever it has
been on the list.
Mr. Sam Duncan, of Newberry, was
in town this week. Every one is all
ways glad to see Mr. Duncan. He is al
ways found encouraging better farm
Mrs. S. C. Morris and children left
Monday for a visit to Lake City, S. C.I
Ray. G. E. Long, of Newton, N. C., is
visiting his mother and brothers.
Mrs. M. E. Berry, of Spartanburg,
is the guest of Mrs. H. K. Bedenbaugh,,
of R. F. D. No. 4.
Miss Hutchison, of Greenwood, has
been elected assistant teacher at Mt.
Mr. A. B. Mills, who lives on R. F.I
D. No. 5, is attending the grand lodge
at Charleston this week.
Mr. H. T. Wyke and family moved
Tursday to Catawba, N. C.
Mr. A. H. Kohn stopped over Sun
day on his way home from Atlanta.
Messrs. F. L. Schumpert, W. E.
Moseley, and Mr. and Mrs. W. A.
Moseley attended the funeral of Cal.I
. L. Schumnpert, in Newberry Mon
Miss Paunell Davis, Moseley's popu
lr mlillinier, left today for her home
in Reidvilie, N. C.
The UT. D. C.'s will sell on Saturday
evening "'home made" candy, at the
fiiies of the Southern Express corn
iany. Receipts from sale of candy
o to charity, and it is hoped that the
hzaar will be :largely patronized.I
The Misses Werts were at home to
a few friends on Wednesday evening
anmplimentary to Miss Hughes.
Miss Katherine Davis, who has been
Messrs. N. L. Black & Son's milliner
for the past two seasons, leaves t oday~
for her home In Bal;timore. To the
Eelight of her friends in Prosperity.,
die will return in the spring.
On Thursday evening the Knights
a Py lhias elected -their officers for the
e2suing year, as follows:
. C. Schumpert, chancellor corn
R. C. Counts, vice ch,ancellor.
Rev. T. S. Caldwell, prelate.
-r F owme. m:ster' finanlce and KC.
R. & S.
L. C. Merchant, master at arms.
J. B. Hartman, M. R. W.
Dr. J. I. Bedenbaugh, M. R. E.
J. A. Counts, I. G.
D. J. Taylor, 0. G.
Mr. E. P. Cromer, who lives on R.
F. D. No. 1, was married on Wednes
Jay evening at Newberry to Miss Lilla
Epting. Glad to welcome her to our
omunity, and extend to them our
Mr. Joe Hughey accidentally fell off
the up-bound Southern train on Wad
esday evening just before it reached
Prosperity. Was not very seriously
urt and left on late C., N. & L. train
Eor his home in Newberry.
Mr. Alonzo Bouknight, of Saluda,
was in our town one day this week.
At fifteen minutes of six on Thurs
ay morning the oil mill whistle
ounded the fire alarm. The fire was
a.t the cotton platform on the C., N.
&9 L. railroad. About 20 bales were
damaged by fire, and at one time it
ooked as if -the entire platform would
go, but by:hard work it was saved. The
platform had about 200 bales of cot
bon on it, and it looked as if it was
to be a large fire. Mr. May, our ef
ficient agent, says that Mr. Childs,
president of the C., N. & L., wishes
to express -his appreciation of the good
work the citizens did in preventing
the further spread of the fire.
Quite a bunch of our Prosperity peo
ple have been going up to the new
stel bridge at Kemipson's ferry, and
they say that it is one the nicest ones
n the river.
Mr. Virgil Kohn, who has been con
fined to his bed with grip, we are de
lighted to say, is out again.
Rev. W. H. Whiltaker, former pastor
of the Methodist churoh, was here on
a visit to friends.
Dr. W. C. Brown, who has been
president of the Farmers' bank for a
short time has resigned, and at the
meeting of the board of director3 and
stockhlders, Mr. E. M. Cook was
elected president. Mr. Cook will de
vote a considerable part of his time to
this work, and it is needless to say
that he will succeed,
r. H. A. Anderson Leaves Greenwood.
Greenwood Journal, 14th.
The many friends of Mr. H. A. An
derson, who has been in Greenwood
for a number of years, will regret to
know that he has given up his position
with Lee & Blake, and gone to New
b!erry, where he is associated in busi
ness with his brother. Mr. Anderson
is a fine gentleman and a good busi
Mrs. Hair's Window.
A very appropriate design for a dis
play window has been arranged by
Miss Grady Wicker and Miss Marie
Hair, in the beautiful form of a cres
cent, for the advertising window of
Mrs. Emma Hair's millinery store.
These young ladies show good taste
in this simple design, which wil.l at
tract attention without any show of
The regular business meeting of the
Baraca class of the First Baptist
church 'will be held at the residence
of Mr. M. L. Spearman on Friday
evening, December 16, at 8 o'clock. Of
ficers for the ensuing year wilil bei
elected. It is earnestly requested that
we have a full attendance.
B. L. Dar'rity,
"I haven't time for Dominoes,
Bridge 'nor teas," said Lizzie.
"But When you say pianos.
Well, for The Herald's, I'll 'get biz
Chicken a la Mode.
St. Paul Dispatch.
Freddie was visiting relatives in
Canada and his mother constantly
besought h-im to be on his good be
havior and avoid saying things that
might give offense but one day, when
his aunt asked him at luncheon if he
wou-ld have somne curried chicken, he
could not helep showing his surprise.
"Why, what's the matter, Freddie?"
inquired the aunt. "Don't you like
"Well, auntie, I can't really say."
was the reply. "You see, down in the
States, we don't curry our chickens
we pick 'em."
e--I certainly have cobwebs in my
brain. She-Why don'iit you try a va
.U1fs,lanr>--amlm or, American.
BUSINESS CONDITIONS GOOD.
President Finley, of the Southern,
Talks of Conditions in the South
and of the Future.
Columbia, Dec. 12.-President Fin
ley, of the Southern Railway company,
who has been in the South for the past
two weeks, in speaking of the business
outlook in this section, said:
"Internal busdness conditions in the
Southeastern States are excellent.
Fundamentally, this due to the gener
ally prosperous year that our farmers
have had. All things into considera
tion I doubt whether Southern far
mers as a whole have ever had a bet
ter year than that now drawing to a
close. Cotton, the most important crap
of the South, is moving at prices
which yield to the grower a generous
margin of profit. The Southern apple
crop is large and profitable. The
Southern corn crop has far surpassed
all previous yields and is having a Ifar
reaching effect on business conditions.
Heretofore the planter has drawn on
the proceeds of his cotton crop to buy
corn for his stock. This year he will
buy much less corn, and, at the same
time, will have more home-grown
meat. He is, therefore, in a much
stronger financial position and is able
to spend more money on buildings
and other improvements on his farm,
to buy farm implements, and to make
larger purchases of general merchan
"As a result of the good agricultural
situation the outlook for retail busi
ness in the South is almost uniformly
excellent Dealers in dry goods, cloth
ing, groceries, boots and shoes, hard
ware and stoves, and merchants gen
erally report a good volume of busi
ness with encouraging prospects.
"Manufacturers of vehicles and ag
ricultural implements, 0nd other
manufacturers who sell principally to
the Southern trade, anticipate good
"The fertilizer business of the South
is one of large importance, a&d it is
predicted that this season's movement,
which will begin in January, will be
substantially larger than that of last
Speaking of industries manufactur
ing for the general trade, Mr. Finley
"Furniture manuf!acturers are now
filling moderate orders and are look
ing forward to larger sales after their
new styles have been displayed at the
January -exposition in Cincinnati,
Chicago, and Grand Rapids. The
Southern cotton mill situation is un
even. The long-delayed readjustment
of the prices of mill pro'ducts to the
higher price level of thbe raw material
has not yet fully taken place. There
is, however, an active demand for
some -special lines of goods. JTobbers
are reported to have relatively smnall
stocks. The situation is, therefore,
promising for an active business as
soon as sellers and buyers can get to
gether on prices. Leading cotton
manufacturers believe it is not un
likely that such a situation may be
reached not later than the early
"The demand for iron and steel is
not active. Lumber has also been rath
er inactive, but .nmils in many locali
ties are now reporting a brisk demand
and largely increased sales.
"The financial situation in the
South is strong. Money is easier, and
especially in localities where tihe far
mers have marketed a large propor
tion of their cotton, bank deposits ar e
increasing. Collections are generally
good except in some localities where
cotton is being held."
"Music hath charms," is certainly a
rue saying. And the way the young
lady contestants for that beautiful
"Qote" piano The Herald and News is
ivi.ng' away, have jumped in to work
is sure proof thereof.
Low Gauge Unnecessary.
"Yes, sir," said the Kentuckian, as
they sat by the stove, "you can tell a
man's rank -in this state thusly: If
you see a man with 'his feet on top of
the stove, he's a gineral; if his feet
is on the rail about half way up. he's
a coonl, and if he keeps them on the
ffoor, he's a ma.ior."
"Ah, yes." said his companion.
"that's good as far as it goes, but
how arc you going to distinguiSh a
captain er lieutenant?"
"Stranger, we don't go no lower
ha nmonr in K'entucky."
MASONS ELECT OFFCERS.
Grand Lodge Concludes Annual Ses
sion-0. F. Hart, of Columbia,
Chosen Grand Secretary.
Charleston, Dec. 15.-The 134th an
nual communication of the Grand
Lodge of Masons of South Carolina
was brought to a close yesterday with
the election of officers. Lively inter
est was taken by all the Masons in the
election:, the matter of choosing a
grand secretary being regarded as es
pecially important. This office has
been held for some months by Past
Grand Master Walter M. Whitehead,
of Charleston, under appointment of
Grand Master Johnson, the office hav
ing been left vacant upon the death
of Grand Secretary J. T. Barron, of
Oolumbia. Vhile Mr. Whitehead has
performed the duties of the office most
efficiently, it proved to be the opin
ion. of a majority of the delegates to
the grand lodge that the position
should be 'held by a man living some
where in the interior and consequently
0. F. Hart, of Columbia, the only
other man nominated, was elected by
a small majority. The vote stood 330
to 307. All other grand lodge officars
were reelected, including Grand Mas
ter James R. Johnson. W. H. Prioleau,
of Charleston, who was filling the un
expired term of the late Gen. Zimmer
man Davis was selected grand treas
urer. The district deputy grand mas
ters are the same, with the exception
that Kenneth Baker, of Greenwood,
was chosen for the sixth district, vice
J. B. Hughey, of Greenwood, resigned.
Immediately after the election the of
ficers were installed. The installa
tion ceremony was beautiful and
solemn. At 2.30 o'clock the installa
tion ceremonies were concluded and
the members of the grand lodge ad
journed to the Isle of Palms, where
they enjoyed an oyster roast, prepar
ed for them. by the Masons of Charles
Officers for 1911.
The following are the officers of the
grand lodge for 1911:
Grand Master-James R. JohnsO1,
I of Charleston.
Deputy Grand Master-George S.
Mower, of Newberry.
Senior Grand Warden-George T.
Bryan. of Greenville.
Junior Grand Warden-R. A. Coop
e-r, of Laurens.
Grand Treasurer-W. H. Prioleaui,
Grand Secretary-O. F. Hart, of Co
Grand , Chaplain-The Rev. W. P.
Smith, of Spartanburg.
The appointive officers named were
as follows: Senior grand deacons, J.
P. Duckett, of Anderson, and J. F.
*Kinney, of Bennettsville.
Junior grand deacons-A. H. Scdhade,
of Greenville, and C. K. Chrietzberg,
of Rock Hill.
Grand stewards-S. T. D. Lancaster,
of Pauline, and L. I. Parrott, of Sum
Grand marshal-John Kennerly, of
Grand pursuivant-T. E. Cogswell,
Grand Tiler-W. A. Winkler, of
District deputy grand masters
First, W. G. Mazyck; second, S. H.
Rodgers. Beaufort;. third, Butler Ha
good, Barnwell; fourth, W. A. Giles,
Granitille; fifth, B. E. Nicholson,
Edgefield; sixth, Kenneth Baker,
Greenwood; seventh, J. B. Douthit,
Pendleton; eighth, 0. R. Doyle, Clem
son; ninth, A. S. Rowell, Piedmont;
tenth, W. B. Patton, Cross Anchor;
eleventh. Van Smith, Newberry;
twelfth, E. C. Secrest, Lancaster;
thirteenth, Joseph Lindsay, Chester;
fourteenth. J. B. Wallace, Camden;
fifeenh,Ira S. Jones, Georgetown;
fiteenth, W. E. James. Darlington;
seveteenth, J1. C. Sellers; eighteenth,
W. L. Glaze, Orangeburg..
In Session All Night.
So heated was the discussion on the
'proposed amiendmenrt relaxing the
rule as to physical qualification of
candidates that the grand lodge was
in session practica:lly all of Tuesday
night. About 1.30 o'clock yesterdaY
nd the amendmrent was killed. The
matter was brought up again yester
day in the form of a resolution similar
to the one defeg'ted anid providing for
a discussion of the amenidment again
next year. There seems to be a
..n.- dem iatiOn on tle nart -i'
In the Big
Public Spirited Merchants a
Offering Handsome and
Mayes' Book Store
The beautiful silk parasol. to be
given as first bonus prize by the up
to-date firm known as the Cash Store,
along with a vary new style and hand
some hand bag by the progressive and
popular Mayes' Book Store, is creating
much interest, the contestants are do
ing rushing business the last few
days. Many new nominations have
been made, and every one Is now
working hard to secure one of the two
Every thousand votes brings you I
nearer to the coveted prize, "the Cote
piano," and makes you sure of one of
the above prizes. Do not get careless,
for there are others up and doing. Get
all the votes you can, and remember
you have 'dght days in which to hustle.
Keep busy from now on.
The silk parasol is certainly a very
acceptable Christmas gift, and sure to
please. Then, too, the winming con
testant has the privilege of making
her own selection out of the many
beautiful ones on display at Oaldwell
& Haltiwanger's. Drop in and take a
look at their many beautiful Christ
mas goods and novelties.
With determination add pluck, and
energy and things will go pretty much
your own way, why not practice this,
nd win the piano?
Every lady likes a handsome hand
bag. Just think, one is yours, contes
tants, almost for the asking. Mr.
Mayes, of the popular Book Store, is
ory tbusiastic over the contest,
and has made this special offer. H4'
thnks th6 girls with spirit enough 1
get out and hustle about, getting up
the largest and next to largest number
of subsdriptiong, deserves 4 priz6
worth something. When up td*m g0
in and decide which of these beautiful
hand-bags you want. Mr. Mayes and
his ever courteous clerks are always
ready to show you their lovely line of
It is very important that contest
ants get correct addresses. If sub
scribers live on R. F. D.s be sure toj
get correct route.
TWELVE KILLED INT MINE.
Gas Explosion Entombs Workmen
Near Tacoma, Va.
Norton; Va., Dec. 14.-As a result of
an explosion in the mines of the Bond
Coal company, at Greeno, six miles
east of here, this mornia:g, twelve men
have lost their lives. Thirteen were in
tle mines at 'the time of the explosionh
and only two escaped, one of whom1
died shortly after being taken out.
On account of atmosphere and other
conditions the rescue work Wad to be
stopped tonight after the nine bodies
'had been recovered and the other two
bodies will not be brought out before
morning. The dead were identified as
1James Barrowman, superintendent,
Wiisa Ritchie, mine foremfan; Lee
Rowland, Charles Wi-11iams, Jessie Rit
chie, Charles Whitaker, John Rodan,1
Arch Leslie and John Ritchie.
The last named and Charles Rosen
baum were rescued alive, but Ritchie
succumbed to his injuries.
Cause of Explosion.)
The explosionl came without a mo
ment's warning, and it is believed to
have b en caused by an accumulation!i
of gas set off by blowing coal. The air
shaft was 'thoi.ght to be in good condi-1
ton and nothing of the kind was ex-i
pected. The same mine, however, had
a similar explosion three years ago, 1
inwhiciSx men were killed. As soonh
as the news of the explosion had 1'
sread to other nearby mining opera
tions, of which there~ are a number inm
the vicinity, rescue parties were form-C
e and conveyed to the scene by spec
ia1 trains and nrint. wanveyances, but
nthing could be done, except b
out the deaa todlies. Only slight dam
age was done to the mine.'
The rc.wa mino o,mricy; about ?,5
re Joining Right In and
Valuable Bonus Prizes.
Makes Offer of
Hand Bag as
Do it now.
Do you read?
Do you subscribe?
Do you keep up-to-date?
Do you take The Herald and New?
Do you know life's not worth living
Do you know any of the young lI
:ontestants for The Herald's piano?
Do you know any young lady tat
would appr'eciate this beautiful pia"
iny more than they do?
Do you realize that this pieno Is
>ne of the most expressive on the mar
ket, and by many noted musicians it Is
recognized as' the "Veer" of all othome.
"DO GET BIZZEE."
3ee the list of contestants and take
Pick your favorite and cast your vte.
Standing of Candidates.
Kinards, S. C.
Ars. J. A. Dominick.... .. .. 32,114
PomarIa, S. C.
iss Annie Koon.. ........19,60
Wiss Lurline Aull.. .. .. .... 2,420
Prosperity, S. C
Chappells, S. C.
Wss Julia Smith.. ......r..19,50
Newberry, I. F. D. No.2.
Mss Joe Caldwell.. .. .... 9,01
Whitmire, S. C.
iss Kate Hargrove.... .. .. 12,50
M5*s Sarah Scott.. .......-6,76
biss Annie Laurie Lominick.. 12,W
-rs. George Alexander.... ... 1,00
iss Annie.Bouknight.. .....-1,006
iss Eula Darby...... ..1. 104l
kliss Amelia Klettner.. ..... -1,00
Silverstreet, S. C.
M(iss May Lake......--...5,50
Miss Ida Colemian....... -- 1,000.
)f all the rings, and things of wbi*
[ much prefer The Herald's piano.
relatives of the missing men were at
racted to the scene of death by ths
Loud report of the explosion, and,
ee~ping and praying they hiave kept
up ceaseless b'egging for help to eaTe
bheir loved ones.
Did You Buy or Borrow This Papert
Maybe the race between the young
lady contestants for The Herald and
New's piano isn't an exciting one.
Which :ever way you may believe peep'
.t their standing on the front page et
this issue and be convinced. First
ne is several thousand ahead, then
bhey are neck and neck, t2en anothe
rorges in front and so on,
A Quiet Home Wedding.
At the rasidence of the bride's niece,
Mfrs. Cannon- G. Blease, in this city.
yn Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock,
he Rev. M. L. Banks performed the
3eremony which united in marriage
Mr. E. ink Cro'mer, of the county, and
Wfiss Lilla Epting, of the city. After
L sumptuous wedding dinner the hap
;y couple 'took the 3.22 train for their
iome, about three and one-'half miles
southeast of Prosperity. Tha bride is
vel- known and liked in Newbeirry,
iaving a large number of personal
'riends in the city and county. The
room is a prominent and successful
amer, a worthy son of the old county
'd well deserving of his estimable
>ride. In chorus with their numer
ms fr,iends The Herald and Neww
wishes the newly-wedded pair long
rears of prospe'rity and happinesS.
Phey are receiving the congratulations
if many friends.
The contest of The Herald and News
a cartain1v beginninlg to make "'em
:it up and take notice." Keep them
.itting that way, young ladies, and
'4''t le~t 'em lay down on you, but
-'"s ' t1. g!r you the:- suibscrip