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TOLUNWE XLMX NU"MBER 1S. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLBNA, FRIDAL, .1ARCH 3, 1911. TIEAWE,P EB
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Net Work of Phones-Alive to the I
portance of Good Roads.-Per
Prosperity, March 2.-Mesdames
Y. Hunter and J. C. Schumpert sp,
Tuesday in Newberry.
Mrs. E. E. Young is visiting Mrs.
H. Kohn in Columbia.
Mr. Birge Wise and Miss Ad
Werts have returned from a few d'
stay at Kiblers Bridge.
Mrs. J. M. Suber, and daughter, M
Myrtle, have returned to Whitmire
ter spending a few days with Mrs.
B. Kibler. ,
Mrs. J. W. Reames, of Spartanbu
is the guest of her mother, Mrs. M.
Rev. M. 0. J. Kreps spent the we
end with Mr. A. G. Wise.
The following attended the Bedi
baugh-Hope wedding: Mr. and Mrs.
G. Wise, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Wise, M
J. F. Browne, Mrs. C. M. Harmon,' M
W. A. Moseley, Mrs. B. B. Schumpe
Misses Julia Schumpert, Mary Liz
Wise, Tena Wise, Helen Lathan, I
die and Ellen Werts; Messr. H.
Rawl, A. B. Wise, T. A. Berley, W.
Wise and W. E. Moseley.
The Literary Sorosis will meet t:
afternoon at 4 o'clock -with Miss De
Bowers at which time the follow
program will be rendered:
"It is exercise alone that suppo
the spirits and keeps the mind
Football--Mrs. F. E. Schumpert.
Baseball-Mrs. J. C. Schumpert.
Basketball and tennis-Mrs. Whe
Current Events-Mrs. Browne.
Mrs. W. A. McLean, of Blythewo
is visiting her father, Judge B. B. HE
Prof. F. 0. Black, of Little Mot
tain, spent' the week-end with PT
Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Barrier, of Lit
Mountain, have been on a few d
visit to Mr. S. J. Kohn's f=uily.
The Young People's society of Gr
church will meet next Monday nig
insterA of Friday night, on accot
of the Mitchtll lecture.
Mr. Ira B. Nates returned to(
lumbia grs~edgy after spending
few days 'with the home folks.
Mr. L. A. Black ieft today fori
Northern mnarkets to purchase 1
spring stock for N. L. Black & Son
Mrs. F. W. Schumpert, of Augus
has been on afew days' vist toM
B. B. Schumpert.
Mrs. J. B. T. Scott and Mr. M.
Carlisle, of Newberry, have added v
-uable books to our school libra;ry. 'I
-former 40 volumes and the latters
4 The Newberry conference of 1
South Carolina synod will meet w
Bachman Chapel congregation on F
-day before the fifta Sunday in Ap:
Will give the program later.
Another pshone line 'has been add
to our "hello" list -this week and1
following can now talk to their dikte
neighbors: Messrs. T. B. Hawkins,
L. Hawkins, Geo. I. Hawkins, W.
Counts, J. E. Pugh and Pierce Bowe
No. 9 township will soon be a co
plete net work of phone wires.
Come down, Mr. Editor, and tak(
spin in your auto over the steel brid
road and see what a fine section
country--fine homes, fine farms, gc
roads and the phone wires over he
will make you think you are in so:
large city. Many of the farmers
taking an interest in the road dt
and with the cooperation~ of :e C)
mnercial league they h; ro C a gn
good to many of the r'o:ds.
At the last meug of the ecmaru
el league a c~ommi ties was ~:1:poin
te onfer with all: pesons living aioC
the road from P rosperity Po NewbeYr
with a view of chantging the road
The road should run on the rih :M
of rte railroad all t;ho way ami ti
change could be made at. lit tle<
pense. Newbwrry. should aid 1in
matter' a- a chai1: wou bi e:tmi
bring morp trade to Ne'wberry. 21
of the peole in this sectio~ woud
Oftenr lbuI on ae0o0i :. of (eroSsi
dlang(rouis. W\e hope :you will spiee
in gretting( the Greenvile-Columi]
highway. Give us; your best eff~orts t
road at once.
T'he to'lowj ing louer has been
M\r. G;eo. D). Brown,j'1G Pronry. S.
hear iTr. Brw: You (can nnULt u
on my coming on the 3rd. My lecture
will be upon "Picturesque America.'
m. This lecture treats in a popular non
technical way of the beautiful scenery
of our own country. It is illustrated
with over 75 fine slides of Fiagara
G. Falls, Yellowstone Park, Yosemite
nt Valley, Grand Canon of the Colorado,
Rocky Mountains, Alaska and other
A. famous places. I have already given
this leoture in over ten places in
die South Caroline, in most cases by spe
Lys cial request. Trust you find it botb
entertaining and instructive.
iss Will come on the train-Southern
af- arriving at Prosperity at 2.33 p. m.
E. With kind regards, I am as ever,
Very truly yours,
rg, M. W. Twitchell.
B. Public cordially invited at city hall
Friday evening at 7.30.
The News of Bachman Chapel.
n- Slighs, March 2.-Don't we continue
A. to have beautiful spring weather? If
rs. the next two months are as bad in
rs. proportion as the past two have been
rt; good we will have a late spring. But
Zie let's not cross the bridge before me
Ld- reach it.
With the exception of colds the
B. health of this community is fairly
Rev. M. 0. J. Kreps, who is travel
Ila ing in the interest of the Lutheran
Theological seminary, which has been
transferred from Charleston to Co
r lumbia, and is now being built, preach
in ed an interesting sermon at Colony
last Sunday morning from St. John,
19:27: "Behold thy mother." This
was an appropriate text for the occa
sion, and Rev. Kreps handled it well.
el- Three new members were added to
Colony by transfer.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Maxey Morris, of
[ Newberry, spent last Sunday after
ir. noon at the home of Mrs. Morris's
'Of. Mr. and Mrs. Levi Schumpert spent
last Sun%Iay at the home of Mr. Schum
te pei t's mother near Mt. Pilgrim.
Mr N_Xah Di;ndt and family, oaf
Saluda, visited at the home of Mr. and
Me T4rs. E. S. Franklin last .Saturday
rht night and Sunday. Mrs. Franklin and
son, Mr. Willie, returned home'with
them Sunday afternoon to spend a
a Miss Lucy Dominick, of near Colony,
is spending this week with her sister,
~he Mrs. J. M. Wilson.
lie Mr. Edwards, of the Mollohon .mill,
'has moved with Mr. L L. Moore.
- The farmers couId 'have been partly
rs through planting had it been the right
season for it. The land has remained
in fine condition.
al- Grain is looking fine for this sea
son of the year.
18 The farmers are hauling in fertiliz
.er. The roads are in good condition
le for hauling. They haven't been very
bad long at a time during the winter.
ri- 'We suppose about the usua'l amount ci
r.fertilizer will be used in this section.
The Bachman Chapel missionary sc
e ciety met at the church last Satur
hday afternoon. Some of the menmbers
hof Colony church hauled the singles
to cover the church last Tuesday from
Saluda county. W.
rs. Buried in Newb)erry.
At Rosemont cemetery Wednesday
afternoon there was laid to rest the
ga body of an a:ged lady who had died in
geColumbia on Tuesday afternoon-Mis
M.C. DeN'oon, eighty-nlve years old.
The remains were carried from the
a train to the grave, service by the
Rev. J1. E. James. The pallbearers
were Drs. Van Smith WV. E. Pelham,
dW. G. Mayes, Robert D. Smith, R. D.
mSmith, Jr., and Claude Giraudeau, of
Mliss DeNoon was for years a highly
~ rspected teacher in Camden. She
ddied at. the home of her cousin, Mr.
~Dougl1as A. Sale, son of the late Re..
A. M. Sale and nephew of Mr. G. G.
Sae, of Newberry.
Let the Hall Roli.
s !.anrens Advertiser.
We hea - whisperings of a baseball
ague. vomposed of a niumse~r cof
townis jin this section: Abbeville.
( Gre.'nwood~. NewbeJ(rry, Che-ster, Clin
cton an il Lau~rens in Soutil Carolina,
d and E!be~r;on a::d Athens in Georgia,
>iIih entionledl to"wns. This is a
ightI~y good id''a and one which will
n:I~IOst probably meet with hearty sup
p ,orl1 in ach place. It would be we.l;
-' dor hse who~ ar.e most interested to
Iall a wee g here aml discuss the
(C.IT nro liio fr Iom thje Lau rens stand
QUIET IN COUMIA.
Railroad Commissioners Issue Imi
portant Order-Major Jno. Black
Special to The Herald and,News.
Columbia, March 2.-Everything is
exceedingly quiet here today, particu
larly around the State house.
Maj. Jno. Black has returned from
Charleston, but has not yet paid the
The railroad commissioners at their
meeting today passed a very import
ant and far-reaching resolution to the
effect that all of the railroads in this
State be required to fill in, all cuts on
all of their roads within six months.
THE SESSIONS COURT.
Will Convene in Newberry on 20th of
This Month--Judge R. C. Watts
The court ot general sessions wi'
convene at N:v,1zrv on tho 20th o
this month with Judge R. C. Watts
presid ug. There are quite a nuMo r
cf casts 'or )T*.,. and if we are 1o
judge by the past, the criminal class
wil-l now get busy, and increase the
business. It is to be hoped, how
ever, that this will not be done this
The grand jury for the year was
drawn yesterday morning as follows:
Joe F. Harmon.
W. E. Wallace.
J. A. Schroeder.
W. H. Shannon.
R. C. Counts.
S. J. Sheeley.
B. F. Cannon.
D. E. Oxner.
Jno. A. Nichols.
J. S. Bickley.
B. B. Hiller.
C. F. Saner.
The following members of the grand
jury of last year are the hold-overs,
and will serve on the grand jury this
J. D. Kinard.
H. F. Lominack.
M. W. Long.
E. T. Werts.
Clayton L. Boozer.
M. T. Oxner.
The following is the petty jury fo
the present term of court:
J. C. 'Craps.
J. W. Hendrix.
J. H. Swnmmer.
B. 0. Lovelace.
T. A. Steely.
W. 0. Wilson.
C. B. Eargie.
Ohris. S. Ruff.
T. C. Ban:ks.
W. H. Suber.
S. A. Quattlebaum.
S. P. Hawkins.
0. V. Higgins.
Geo. A. Addy.
H. R. Parsinger..
A. T. Dennis.
Harry W. Dominick.
J. D. Dominick.
J. M. Aughtry.
W. H. Blats.
A. D. Hudson.
G. P. Boozer.
J. H. Werts.
Jno. S. Floyd, Jr.
L. ,W. Derrick.
C. F. Lathan.
S. W. Williamson.
T. N. Sheely.
T. T. Pugh.
.Jno. T. Timmerman.
T. P. Johnson.
.no. W. Earhardt.
G. 0. .Johnson.
Geo. W. Cromer.
B. B. Richardson.
Mean maximum, 61.1.
M'ean minimum, 40.0.
Mak~ximium, 76; date 15th.
Minimum, 22; date 22nd.
G;retest daily range, 39.
Total. 2.05 inches.
G3reatest in 24.hours, 63; date, 9th.
Number of days with .01 or more
~Cprecipitton, 9: clear.. 9 ; fair, 10;
Dates of killing' froz; 21, 22, 23, 24.
Rainfall for tw' uL'tms, 4.20 inches.
S pMndflid month .ani farmers have
put in full time. Rainfall only about
one-halIf the average for two months.
W. G. Peterson.
THE SOUTHERN POWER COMPANY
A "Looker On" Urges Granting a
Franchise to the Southern Pow.
er Co. As it Appears to Him.
Editor The Herald and News: It is
amusing to stand aside at times and
watch the passing show. Many flash
lights and side lights are thrown upon
the curtain; and many varying scenes
are shown. I have no personal inter
est whether either one way or the
other in the show, but just to watch
the good and ill effects' it has upon
the passers -by and public in general.
To a looker on the actions of the
city council in its objections to the
Southern Power company entering the
city seems over cautious, futile, and a
backward step, in the great march of
progress. While they miy not have
actually objected, yet as a member of
the power company puts it, "You give
us permission to come in, yet make
conditions that render it impossible."
That is the old story of the boy's per
mission to fish, with the restriction
"not to go nea,r the water." It is an
old, old axiom, that "revolutions never
go backward" -and that 'history re
peats itself." This is true. The city
council may retard and delay the com
ing of this great public utility, bu.t
never stop it.
The same objections to "something
new" is as old as recorded history.
The world' is full of easy going and
sceptical souls, .Who abhor a change,
as -nature does a vacu.m. When
electricity was first spoken of as light
for city and private homes, it was
bitterly fought, by "intersts" and
those who wanted "well enough" let
alone, and "what was good enough
for our fathers is good enough for us."
And yet almost every town and city
in Christendom is lighted by elec
Steam, when first agitated in Eng
land, as a road motor, was strenuous
ly objected to, by the conservative
ehment. And so in this country.
When a resolution was up in the Mas
sachusetts legislature looking towards
building a Tailroad frcm Boston to
the Connecticut river, it was declared
on *the floor of the house, "Pass this
resolution and the pblic credit will
be overthrown and every dollar's
wort' of prop,erty in the common
wealt4 would be in jeopardy."
When the Old Colony road was pro
jected, the .cities of Quincy and Dor
chester, through which the road was
proposed to be buildt, almost read the
riot act, public meetings were held,
and delegations sent to the legisla
ture, priyinxg that no railtroad should
run through their towns, giving as
reasons, that "it would be a great
calamity to their towns, injure the
farming interests, change the price of
oats, and break up Mr. Gillett's 'hack
business." Mr. Gifllett ran a stage
coach, carrying sly passen'gers daily
to Boston. Well, the towns got their
wish, for the roads kept away from
them many years, but the 'hack bu.si
ness was, as they expected, broken
up, and land along 'the railroad rose
.from $75 per acre to $5,000. Might~
not our .town council see some analogy
in the two cases that the coming oft
this new industry 'may "break up our
own lighting plant?"
Why should the council be so suspi
cious and cautilous of the powei's of
this great compaany? The legislatures
of every State, as well as congress,
have taken care to curb and control
these great public monopolies, and
they are under the supervision of the
"commnission of public corporations."
The courts, too, are always ready to
'lay a hand upon these powers of o.r
ganized wealth. This grea.t hue and
cry against the "grasping corpora
tions," like the universa! charge of
"bribery and corruption in official
life" is all more imaginary than real.
The gentlemen behind the Southern
Power company, the Dukes, are the
head of a $400,000.000 tobacco trust,
the second largest organization of its
kind in the world, and with its ally in
England controls every pound of to
bacco and its subsidiary industries, in
the world. Not a pound is manufac
tured or sold, but must be priced by
this cmpany and sold at they direct.
Could they not arbitrarily raise the
price of t.obacco 50 per cent., and rea
lize millions upon mi.l'lions almost iE
a day? Yet tobacco is as cheap now
or perhaps cheaper, than in 50 years.
The much abused Standard Oil com
nany thait own-s the ont nf all the
petitor of any power, the most gigan
tic monopoly on earth, that could
raise the price of its products only a
few cents on the gallon and realize
millions over night! Yet we get bet
ter oil and cheaper oil than ever
These are all private concerns, deal
ing in no necessities, only luxuries,
yet if they should raise their prices
arbitrarily, without good and suffi
cient reasons, see .how quick the
courts would come to the rescue of
the common people. They would find
a way. The supreme court, it is true,
has held since Justice Marshal's time,
that a charter is a con-tract, and a
contract is unvoidable. But the su
preme court only recently reversed
itself in that particular, and held that
"contracts can be chaniged, when ef
fecting the public interests."
Now, it is a little surprisipg that
the city attorney, as familiar with
all these facts! usually so clear-head
-ed, -progressive and unbiased, should
advise in almost prohibitive restric
tion against this great pubilic utility
coming into city. It is to -be expect
ed that when this, great moneyed or
ganization undertook to develop the
powers, which they proposed selfing
throughout the country, they laid out
their plans, their regulations, their
terms, and considered "w;hat they
could do and what they could not do."
Now is it to be thought for a mo
ment that this great combination would
change their plans, or give benefits,
or binding promises, just to enter a
small town lile Newberry? If they
made exceptions for Newberry they
would be accused of favoritism, and
other itowns and cities very justly
would demand ,the same treatment.
Then, -again, if our mill men, who
control millions of dollars worth of
property, are willing and anxious for
the advent of this power company,
they must have figured it out that
a foreign concern could deliver thein
power cheaper than they could make
it themselves. Then, why should
they not have it?
If other towns and cities are will
ing to agree to the power company's
terms, and see no dahnger, why should
our city be over cautious, and shy .t
All the council should exact is a
fair and square deal with other bene
ficiaries, and this ,the court will see
that they get. There seems to be
some flear of the fate of the city's own
power plant. Why, if a foreigd com
pany ca'n come in and sell light and
power ch!eapier -than the hiome concern
does, by all means let them do so. Is
the home ,plant paying expenses' now
and laying by any dividends for the
taxpayers? We doubt it. Now, I may
be wrong in all my surmises, wruor
in my conclusions, and wrong in my
views, but it is the way it seems to a
LORIIMER KEEPS SEAT IN SENATE.
His Election Declared Legal by Small
Majority-Tillman for and Smith
Washington, March 1.-Win. Lori
mer retains 'his seat in the United
States senate. By a vote of 46 to 40
that body today defeated Senator
Beveridge's resolution declaring the
Illinois senator had not legally been
The end to'the case that for so many
months had been before the senate and
which had provoked one of the most
bitter fights in that body for years-a
fight in which the personal equaLtioI
served .to heighten and intensify the,
feeling-came -shortly after 1.30
o'clock. Promptly at that hour the
vice-president brought-his gavel down
sharply upon his desk and calimd for'
a vote on the resolu'tion. The a.rgree
ment, entered into by tihe members
yesterday, called for the shutting off
of all debate at that hour, until the
settlement of the issue by vore.
Newb)erry to be in It!
Coy. BAease l'as signed the act re
cently passed, to incorporate the Pied
mont and Northern Raihvay company.
the Duke concern which p,roposas to
build trolley linms over the up-country
from An;derson to Greenvillean
Greenwood. and from Gireenvil!e to
Charlorie, with, pe.rhaps. branches to
Ches.ter. Camden. Uion and Newber
ry and ultimately to Columbia.1
Don't fail to hetar the Skovenard
('ancert l'arItv at t he college on Thiurs
dar Mnrebi 16.j
so HOBBY COURT.
Jail Crowded With Prisoners-Jurors
and Witnesses But No
News and Couriers.
Conway, Feb. 28.-Court was called
here this morning, and it being ascer
tained that no judge 'had yet arrived,
was adjourned sine die. All jurors,
witnesses, and the solicitor and steno
grapher were on hand yesterday, but
consented to remain over till today
in the hope that presiding judge might
reach her during the night.
It was a large crowd of indignant
citizens that met -here yesterday, many
of them leaving work of importance.at
-home, 'When it was. learned -that no
court would be held and that they
would probably be caliled Aack at a
time when they could 111 afford to
leave their farm work. .
Indignation Meeting Talked OL
Gov. Blease came in for a great
share of censure and ithis afternoon
there was talk of an indignation meet
ing being held. This, however, was
It is- estimated that the failure to
hold court at this time has cost the
county $500, to say nothing of the ex
pense incurred by a number of citis
ens, who appeared as prosecutors' and
as defendants' witnesses. Clerk of
Court W. L. Bryan today issued pay
warrants to, jurors and baififfs sggre
gating $325.30. The many State's wit
nesses present were not paid.
Jail Crowded-Court Needed. \
The jail here is _rowded and has
been for several months, bond baviig
been refused a number of parties held
in two murder casas. Twenty lsrnc:
pale and witnesses are in jail and a
number out on bond. The urgent ne
cessity of court here is appareng t6.-.
Solicitor Wells yesterday, beforo
reaching Conway, wired the clerk to
hold the jury, but to no avail. The ao."
cal bar associationj though extremely.
desirous of having court, is with the
chief justee in his stand taken, fully
appreciating bis legal right to take
the position that he does.
-NO CIRCUIT JUDGE AVAILABLE
J$eason For Supreme Court Recom.-~
mending Attorney QuattlebaIua
Lancaster, February 28.-Governor -
Blease is quoted in the daily papers
as saying tha.~ he declined to commis
sion C. P. Quattlebasun as special
judge to hold court at Oonway, as rec
onmmended by the supreme court, be
cause Judges Copes and Memminger
The supreme court kanew, so The
News and Courier correspondent is
informed, though not by any member
tiebaum Tecommnendation, that neither
Judge Capes nor Judge Memminger
could be assigned to hold :the Conway
court;. it knew that upon his qualifi
cation Judge Copes would preside at
the Richland court in ColuAmbia~ this
week. It also knew that Judge Mem- -
minger was sick at his home in Char
leston, the judge 'having informed the
court, upon its inquiry, that in the op-A
iin of his physicians be was not
physically able ,to go to Coanway,
Judge Aldrich to Marion.
Lancaster, Feb. 28.-Chief Justice
Jones has assigned Judge Robert Al
drich to hold court at Marion next
DEFE(CTIVE ELECTRIC iyIEIYG.
Probable Cause of Ninety Six Oil Y1I
Greenwood, March 1.-The~ .in-:y
Six Oil mill was destroyed by a fi:e
;m. ped to have origin.ated from <- -
'ecti;e electric wiring yesterday. The
fire is still burning today ani eforts
are being made to save part og the
r:ock of meal and seed. The stck
-f meal, cil and bulls was full-y C07
ered by insurance and the buildirg
ar:1 machinery practically so.
The lant was valued at $50,000. It
was owned at one tim.? by &. I- -
derson Phosphate and Oil company,
but a few years ago was bought by
Ninety Six business men. President
John B. Sloan, of the Cambridge banka
is president of the c-nmpany; Pre?si
dent W. 0. Self. of the Bank of Nine
ty Six, is secretary and treasurer, and
Mr. D. M. Lips::sub a g: rai man