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VOLUME XLIX, NUNBEB 16. ~NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLBA, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 2,11.TIEAWE,P ER
DALLAS CALDWELL WAS
FOUND IN KNOXVILLE
LOCATED THERE YESTERDAY IN
Young Prosperity Farmer Who Dis
appeared From Sister's Home in
Charlotte-In Ill Health.
Considerable anxiety was felt for
the safety of Mr. Dallas Caldwell, a
young man of the Prosperity. section
of this county, who suddenly disap
peared on Monday from Charlotte, N.
C., where -he was visiting his sister,
leaving $50 for his sister, and a
note to her saying that he had reach
ed the conclusion he could not get,
well, and had given up the fight.
Those fears were relieved here yester
day, when a message was received
saying that the young man had been
located in Knoxville, Tenn., where he.
Is in a sanatorium.
Mr. Caldwell is a brother of the Rev.
-Ira S. Caldwell, and of Mr. W. H. Cald
well, of Prosperity. With the latter
brother he has been engaged in farm
-ing near Prosperity.- Being afflicted
with lung trouble, he several weeks
ago went to Florida in search of
health. Several days ago he left
Florida and went to Charlotte to vis
it bis sister, Mrs. A. P. Trice.
Then the message was received in
Newberry announcing his disappear
ance on Monday dnd the leaving of the
note and the money. It was feared
that the note could onry mean that the I
.young man had become so despondent
that he had decided to put an end to
his life. The .message -from Charlotte
yesterday stated that it was learned
,he had bought a ticket to Knoxville,
.and as a result of inquiries, originF
:ating from this. clue, his whereabouts
-were learned, Mr. - Caldwell having
gone to the sanatorium -on account of
his physical condition. He is twenty
.two years of age. .
A dispatch from Knoxville in the
Greenville News yesterday morning
gave an account of a young man who I
'had been located there in feeble
-health, who was thought to be from
Newberry on account of the trade
mark in -his hat. It is presumned that
this dispatch referred to Mr. Caldwell.
The certainty as to his being in the
Psanatorium, however, is based upon
Smessages received by the family.
r.W. H. Caldwell left yesterday
oir Knoxville to -be with his brother.
- EWS OF FRO$PERITYL
Corn Prizes Offered, by Commercial
League.-Personal Mention and
, Other Matters.
~Prosperity, Feb. 23.-Mr. and Mrs.
A. G. Wise are spending this week in
Mr. T. A. Berley left Wednesday for
Winnsboro for a few days.
Miss Mattie Miller, of Mount Pil
* grim, is the guest of her)sister,. Mrs.
J. B. Hartman.
Mrs. D. E. Ridgell, after spending
several months with her parents, has
-returned to her -home in Jacksonville,
Mrs. E. E. Young and Master George
Wise have returned from a short stay
with relatives in Little Mountain.
Mrs. C. T. Wyche and Miss .Isoline'
ych spent Mon*da7 In Columbia.
'r.F. E. Schumpert and children
Sare spending a month with Mrs.
-Schumnpert's parents in Saluda.
Miss Toy Lathan has returned to
Columbia, after a visit to Mrs. J. F.
.; Mr. L. Nicar, of Charleston, spent
the week-end with his sister, Miss
.Mrs. .Jno. CaloQweA and Mr. Dallas
Catdwell are visiting relatives in
Charlotte, N. C.
Mrs. Mary Brown and little son
have returned from a short stay in
Hon. Geo. S. Mower was in town
Miss Minnie Boyd Brown, of Due
West Female college, spent the week
end a't home.
State Constable T. P. Adams has
been in tow1r for the past few days.
Mrs. G. Y. Hunter was one of the
shop)pers in Columbia on Wednesday.
An automobile party wvill go from
here next Tuesday to Coilumbia to see
Lillian Russell in "In searen of a Sin
Mrs. WV. T. Wyke, of North Carolina,
.Lt be c-a1led here on atccount of the
death of her father, Mr. Jno. Seybt.
Mr. M. L. Buford, of Newberry, was
in town Wednesday.
Mrs. J. H. Crosson will entertain
the U. D. C. next Wednesday after
noon at four o'clock.
' The following invitations have been
received in Prosperity:
Mrs. Rebecca Eleanor Bedenbaugh
will give in marriage here daughter
Mr. George Alva Hope
on Tuesday afternoon February the
nineteen hundred and eleven
at four o'clock
St. Pauls Lutheran Church
Pomaria, South Carolina.
Your presence Is requested.
At a meetiJg of the Commercial
League Tuesday afternoon it was de
cided to offer three prizes to 4>e corn
growers of Nos. 9 and 10 townships
as follows: First, ten dollars; sAc
ond, six dollars and, third, four doi
lars. They will offer several prizes
later for the best wheat crops.
NEWS OF WHITNIRE.
Cotton Destroyed by Fire.-Presbyter
ian Sunday School Organization
Whitmire, Feb. 23.-Miss Corrie Mc
Carley left Saturday -for Atlanta, to
buy the spring millinery for the C. H.
Mr. E. L. Street has resigned his
position as pollceman and Mr. Wm.
Stuart has been appointed his succes
The sounding of the Glenn-Lowry
company's mill whistle Saturday even
ing about 8 o'clock, told us of troublr
at the' mill. Almost every man in
town responded promptly, A box car
of compressed cotton, which had come
in that afternoon and been left stand
ing on the spur track, just in front
*of the warehouse, was found to be on
fire. The men rolled the car up the
track above the mill, emptied the cot
ton on the groidid, and extinguished
it. The damage done was only 'the
loss of the cotton.
Walden and Co., magicians, gave an
enLertainment in the school auditor
ium Thursday evening.
Mr. H. T. Renwick was 'here Sat
urday to meet .his brother, Mr. Erwin
Renwick, of Union, who was coming
to the home of his father, Dr. M. A.
Renwick, to be present at & family
Messrs. H. L. Parr and F. W. Hig
gins, of Newberry, and Mr. L. Briggs,
of Clinton, were here one day last
Mr. James Hlenders6i and daughter,
Miss Winnie, Mr. and Mrs. T. W.
Abrams and son, 'I. J., and IVr. El
more Suber spent Sabbath at the hose
pitable home of Mr. M. E. Abrams.
Miss Cornelia Shannori is visiting
Miss Sarah Fant.
Misses Willie Mae Shannon and Iola
Cromer were here last week to attend
the Walden show. They were the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Finney
at the hotel..
Mr. Metts Fant has returned to Co
lumbia to res'ume his studies in
Draughon's Business college.
Master Jce Howie, who spent some
time with his grandparents, Mr. and
Mr. JT. F. (Y9eld, has gone to his
home at Innman.
Floyd Abrams, the small son of Mr.
Pinkney Abrams, deceased, is mak
ing his home with his aunt, Mrs. McD.
Messrs. Thomas J1. Dillard and JIohn
and Lawrance Keck and Misses Sallie
Belle and Bessie Dillard and Miss
Pearl Steadman visited Mr. and Mrs.
Jno. 'Finniey last week.
Mr. "Eph" Wilson and sister, Miss
Kathleen Wilson, of Lowrysville, after
a pleasant visit at Mr. Wash Dean's
and Mrs. Sallie Payn S, have return:
ed o their home.
Dr Hilton has returned from abui
e trip to Lockhart's.
Mr. Has'a1 Miller has rewrnedJ
rom Cross Hill and is again at his
ncst of duty.
Mr. Hennyv M ii:r nxeutl to his home
at Crss Hill yesterdahy.
Miss Ma:.ti? Pea:rl McCra&ken, of
Newberry. and Miss Inez Dobbins v'is
ted Miss Sara Scott last week.
Miss Ollie Howard. of Lancaster, is
isiting Miss Toy Evans.
Mrs. Mary Lins B;ye is spending
om. time with her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. James Evans.
Mr. Jno. Ruff was in town last-'week
.sh1ain h.mrs with his many friends.
WORKS SUBMIT REPORT C
FREE LIGHTS FOR CITY AFTER
$7,000 Profit Last Year Used in Ex. of
tending Plant.-That Friend le
Street Light.-Other Matters. w
Mr. M. L. Spearman, chairman of id
the board of commissioners of pub- be
lic works,'was present at the meeting si
of city council on Tuesday night, and e)
submitted the annual report for his la
commission with the. request that it di
be published in the county papers. si
The report is publis.ed elsewhere in tb
this issue. cc
Mr. Spearman called the attention le
of city council to the fact that the ix
town had failed to turn over for three c
years now the amount required by the le
act tand made part of the funds to be P
held by the commissioners as a sink- tc
ing fund to meet the bonds when they 01
Alderman Earhardt moved that ithe P
report be received as information,
and that the finance committee be in- u
ztrut*d to make arrangements. Lo I
pay the amount due tme sinking fund,
which motion prevailed.
Lights For Opera House. th
Mayor Langford said he would like 01
to ask the commissioners if they in
would not furn.ish free lights for the ei
opera house, inasmuch as the opera P1
house is now being run 'by the city. a
He also asked if the commissioners m
would not furnish. an are light in di
FWriend street at the union station 0I
without extra cost to the city. cc
Alderman Loiinzwk made request
of the commissioners for extension i
of the water line in the eastern part .
of the city. i
Mr. Spearman stated that he could
not state for the commissioners
whether they would put the opera
house on -the free list, or whether
they would put a light in Friend street
That Friend Street Light.
He stated, however, that if city
council ordered the light put up in
Friend street at the union station,
that it would have immediate atten
In regard to the extension of the e
water line in the eastern section, Mr.
Sparman assured Alderman Lomnin
ack tha.t this would be done at once.
Net Profit of $7,000. t
According to the report oubmitted,
th commissioners .made a net profit
last year of something over $7,000,
bu: this amount had been used in ex
tending .water lines, and in the erec-b
tion of a cistern. He also said thata
he thought that after this year, the
conmission would .be able to"-firnish
the city with light without cost, as.
he thought the net income for this
year would be something like $10,000.m
Of course, if this were done the com
mission would not have the money to.
make improvements and extension.s
that it would have otherwise. Mr. l
Spearman stated that the commission
er:3 were now furnish-ing water free,I
and, .that the city was paying $75.00~~
per year per arc light, the. total
amount paid being about $600 pe r .
Hydrants Needed. s
Alderman Goree said that there were 04
a out a dozen residents in High Point 1l
w 30 needed a water hydrant, and e1
wo paid -their proportion of the tax.
The nearest hydrant to this residence u
Isection was at least 300 yards dis- *
Miss Ollie Manson, after a short t
Istay with her step)-sister, Mrs. Thad.t
C;1mian, has returned to her home
i' .m.w Orleans. a
A number of the parents and chil- jt
den 01' the Presbyterian Sunday p
s'hool met at the home of Re-:. .nO- tj
IR. Roseboro last Friday evening to b
Ln the: be?tter orgaization of and t
new methods to be' used in conducting b
the Sunday school. Messrs. Henry o
MIHer and F. H1. Burns and Mesdames thr
S. A.J.lter an Brnitey Herren were l
Ithe arrangements. n
Mr. J1. M. Major spent the week end foC
here. His little daughter. Sarah Hy-:b
jes, was quite ill last week. tii
LANS NEW BASEBALL LEAGUE
amber of Commerce of Abbeville
Trying to Put Game in That City
On More Secure Footing.
An Abbeville dispatch says: An im- go
)rtant undertaking of the chamber
commerce is to organize a baseball ref
ague composed of Abbeville, Green- blg
ood, Chester, Newberry and Laur- Su
is and Elberton and Athens, Ga. The th(
ea is to organize on professional Wi
tseball rules and regulations, have a th,
nall min'.mum salary limit not to wi
:ceed $500 a month, adopt a regu- tiv
r schedule, hire umpires and con- th(
ict the league the same as profes- ou
nal leagues are managed, but with ga
e small salary limit the league th(
>ud not secure membership in the cit
ague of professional baseball. El
rton and Athens have already indi- of
Lted their willingness to join such a
ague, and the secretary is in corres
)ndence with the South Carolina te
wns mentioned, hoping to get some Of
!e interested in the matter.
All of these towns have tried inde
mndent ball, which proved failures
most cases, largely on account of er
t fact that, with no regular sched- Of
e, they could not play every day.
is believed with an organization te
proposed each team would be selt
statining as the friendly rivalry *1
at would exist would naturally draw les
it much larger crowds than under ed
dependent ball. The idea is to have Ta
ther a four or six club league and b
ay ball for two months. As soon
the other towns are heard from a c
eeting will be called to go into the hi
tails, and it is hoped that such an
ganization can be perfected. The Of
mmittee of the chamber of com
erce that thas the matter in hand th4
W.- N. Graydon, W. H. McFall and,
te secretary, E. C. Horton. Those w
terested will please write the secre
.ry at once.
PREACHER GETS WRATHY. ag
r. H. L. Jones, of Charleston, on
Vetoing of Commission Form
Charleston, Feb. 31.-During the
>urse of an address before the Chris
an Temperance workers at the
pring Street Methodist church last H]
ght, the Rev. Howard Lee Jojies,
astor of the Citadel square Baptist
inrch, characterized the action of
te goveror of South Carolina in ve- 0C
e~j.the commkioni'for of govern- 7o
M bil iM 'Mufwar nd and "dir. at
;" condemned the present sin
city government as "rotten to the tot
re' and "self-condemned;" declared pr
at Governor Cole. L. Blease, to mt
honi be referred to as "the man," be
td been "elected by the very ballot- no
x stuffing in tb' dify 6f (I1arleston," Al
id stated that it was the duty of eva .ca:
y citizen in Charlestoin to fin~d out no
vho are the friends of the governor t
this city that have been behind this co.
The address as listened to by but in
mparatively few people. The aud
nce consisted in most, part of the ty,
dy members of the Christian Tern
~race Workers' so,ciety. Dr. Jones th~
ade an earnest and eloquent address fa~
the cause of temperance. He stated ch
at there were three methods being
usued1 by th.e adher7ents of this cau&e
their -fight against the demon rum',t
z, the method by pledge, the con-fe
ruction method and the legal meth-of
L It was while elaborating on this n
at named method that the speaker a
itered -into the real-m of politics. he
"The fight against liquor has nat- by
rally been taken into politics,'' stat- edi
i Dr. Jones. "Now I know that some' eit
ill say that politics is dirty. Well, if rei
>litics is dirty, and it is, it is thevt
mmission of every man in the coun
y t.o -enter into this field and make Ch
High licenise, local option and Statete
id nation-wide prohibition all had e
eir adherents in the ranks of tern- th;
rance workers, who believed that zei
eir particular method furnished the hu
'st opportunity to fight the liquor tei
afic. But, stated the speaker, it sei
~hooved them all to "get together" lio
1 the egal side of the2 question for vei
.e purpose of warring against law- " T
~sness. Dr. .Jones declared that ou
awlessness is reigning -in this city be:
>," and that some means "must be ze:
ud to enforce laws of the statute ou
;oks. If the plain written instruc---ur
>ns on the books are not earnwriy
ad loicycel aforced. they d:) noC
;ity Council I
Dr. Jones then in sarcastic language
erred to an arrest of a little boot
Lek which he had witnessed last
nday. "Two malestic minions of
law laid hold of the little fellow,
o could not commit a crime, and
-ew -him into the police patrol,
ile not quite a block away a blind
er was running in open defiance of
laws and Sunday ordinances of
r city." He later referred to "the
m-bling hells which were damning
students who are coming to this
y to learn."
'It is of no use to roast the mayor
the city or to denounce the chief of
lice," declared the speaker. "What
vant to attack is the system, i sys
a that is, rotten to the core. Get rid
it and the lawlessness in the- city
11 be cured."
[n referring to the action of the gov
ior in vetoing the commission form
government bill, Dr. Jones stated:
'have just heard of this act, commit
I by a .hand which -believes that it
s dealt the death blow to te chance
ich would give thw people of Char
ton , right to say what they want
It all is dirty and unwarranted.
e man who was elected by the very
llot-box stuffing in the city of Char
ton, has already taken away the
ostables and-now, at the direction of
friends, vetoes, over a petition
ned by 'over fifteen hundred -people
the' city, representing $10,000,000
rth of property, a bill which gives
people of Charleston 4 chance to
F what system of government they
Dr. Jones ended bis address by urg
the mombers of the society to "get
ether" in real earnest in their fight
ainst the demon rum.
Sale at Bee Hive.
rhe Bee Hive will conduct a big
cial sale from 5 to 11.30 o'clock
ight. See ad.
A CARD FEOM DB. JONES.
s Own Version of His Addres,s at
Spring Street Church. -
ro the Editor of The News and
urier: I do not mean to gerg %%
iir report of my 4ddt%8 ieMrT4
the Spring Stgg h41%4i% grF
MoQuay 4nig which appeared ini
Lay's issiie of foiir eaer *as
mpted by a desire to niisi-dpresent
, but I do wish to say that if it had
en inspired by such a desire -it could
. have succeeded more admirably.
ter having read the report over very
efully, I am prepared to say that
t in a single instandce where quota
ir tarks are uzed in my language
rectly quoted, and such a twist is
6n to the alleged report of speech
general as to render it a travesty.
id not make use of the words "dir
"rotten,"~ "demon rum," etc, attrib
d to me ri the report.. In describ
the condition of ,lawlessness in
city of Charleston, I said that the
Ilt lay back of the mayor and the
.ef of police, and that the conditions
1 out an indictment against the
tem of government which so ties
r ands that they do not even pro
s to fulfill the plainest term of their
cial duty. I referred to the gover
r of the State and said that it was
rery generally expressed belief that
was elected to his evalted position
the illegal votes of this city. I stat
that his acts tended to make the
more lawless, and referred to the
noval of the constables and to his
of the comimission government bill,
ich would have given the citizens of
arleston the right to decide whether
not they desired to change the sys
n of their city government. I call
attention to the fact that a petition
i~t this right might be given the citi
is had been signed by some fifteen
ndred voters, including business in
ests, which. represented by a con
-vative estimate, more than ten niil
ns of dollars. In characterizing this
o I used the following language:
e governor is evidently carrying
his announced p)olicy of 'remem
-ing his friends.' Our duty as citi
is of Charleston should be to find
who these friends are, and also to
ed andI .x^Nt"d to 'oe present.
Howard Lee .Jones.
AMENDS FRANCHISE IN THRE
Letter From Mr. Taylor.-Countl and
Power Company Are Now Near.
At the meeting on Tuesday night
city council receded from its position:
taken at the former meeting, requir
ing that the franchise for the Sou&_
ern Power company should have a
maximum rate proviso, but amended
the franchise in three particulare
first, by requiring that the company
shall not charge higher rates than it
charges in any other city or town in
the State; second, that the company
shall build Within the city limits al
stations or sub-stations for the die
tribution of power in Newberry; ad
third, that the company shall not sell
power for resale and distribution--in
quantities of less than one hundred
horse-power. -Aldermen lqarhardt and
Rodelsperger stood by the mao-mum
From a letter from Mr. Z. V. Tay
lr, representative of the company,
published in full herewith, it would
seem that the coMpany is willing to
abide by these conditions, but isUn-'
willing for its standard form of fran
cbise to be changed by inserting them
in the franchise.
At the meetingof cityl cocf on
February 7 Mr. Taylor, in an addrees
to coe0il, stating that tik company
would not come into Newberry with
a maximum rate proviso/ agreedi tat
it would let the condition as -to .t,h
erection of sub-stations tn ..the. city- 7
limits be made an. indiucement for the,.
granting of the franehise, and would
agree for the resale clause to jo in.
the rchise. ' He seems to have
rhanged his position on these matters.
The franchie of the compw inJ
IGreenville, it his beeni Mtated, 400
~proviso as to not charging rqore #8is
in other cities similarly giqgged. 'ha
upon by counlCI1 K*
As a result of the meeting oed -
day night, of council beving. receded
from ,ita position es -to the ma1imluiti
rate proviso, council add the comrIist
are much 'nearer together than they
were, and the h1ope is generally ex
pressed that they may meet oni con
Mr. Taylor's address to council at
the former meeting was reported sten
ographically -and verbatim by a repre- -
sentative of The Herald and News
who was present, and was published
in full in 'Tlhe 'Herald and News of
The proceedings of council in detal j
Proceedings in DetaiL
The meeting was called order by
Mayor Langford at 7.30 p. mn., and the
full council was present as follows:
Mayer 3. J. Langford, Aldermen Jno.
W. Earhardt, R. B. Lominack, C. T.
Summer, E. L. Rodelsperger and (X
S. Goree. The minutes of the ~rev
ious meeting were read by the clerk
and approved as read.
May,or Langford asked if council de
sired/to take up, at the meeting, the
matter of granting a franchise to the
Southern Power company.. Alderman .
Earhardt wanted to know if the South
ern Power company had made any re
quest that council' re-open the mat
ter of granting a franchise to the com
pany. Mayor pangford then had the
clerk to read ).he following letter
which he had received from Mr. Tay
Charlotte, N. C., Feb. 20, 1911.
Hon. 'J. J1. Langford, Mayor,,New
berry, S. C.--Dear Sir.-Since my re
turn to Charlotte our company has re
ceived communications from citizens --
of Newberry, stating that in all prob
ability the council would at its next
meeting grant the franchise asked for
by the Southern Power company.
I hav:e intr'nded writing you on this
subject, inr have waited to do so un
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