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VOLUMXE XLIX, Ni1 rBER 22.9 NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLIhhA, FI~RDAY, MWARCH 17,91911.TWCAWE,UAYER
PRESS TRIP TO NEW YORK.
All Quiet at Governor's Office--No
Winding Up Commission
Special to The Herald and News.
Columbia, S. C., March 16.-At
meeting of the executive committee
of the State Press ataociation helc
here today, it was decided to take the
New York trip via the Clyde line fro"
Charleston as an outing for the asso
ciation. The round trip, including
state room and meals, is $16.00. Spe
cial rates in New York at the hotels.
Gov. Blease is not yet ready to
sign the resolution to investigate the
late members of the dispensary com
mission. In reply to an inquiry, he
said, "Nothing doing today."
Ridicule by the judge of "hip pock
et defense" does not entitle the con
victed person to a new trial.
The supreme .court today, in the
case of W. B. Glenn, convicted in
Lexington county for Killing Clinton
Rhoden at Batesburg, decided this
,question. Judge Gary, who presided
at the trial, had ridiculed the defense
-that was used in behalf of Glenn, who
'must serve five years.
The railroad commission in grant
ing a rehearing to the railroads in
the matter of cotton shipped to Char
leston from the interior points will
be held at the convenience of the at
torney for the mills.
THE NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
.Election Mayor and Wardens-Instal
lation of Pastor-Dr. Harms to
-Prosperity, March 16.-Misses Ef
fie and Elizabeth Hawkins spent Sat
urday in Columbia.
Mrs. C. M. Harmon has returned
from Rock Hill, where she spent the
week-end with Miss Willie Mae Wise.
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Koon, of Flor
ida, have been the guests of Mr. S. J.
Rev, and Mrs. I. S. Caldwell were
shoppers in Columbia on Monday.
Misses Catherine Davis, and Parnell
'Davis, the popular milliners of N. L.
Black & Son and Moseley Bros., have
returned for tihe spring season.
Mrs. B. L. Wheeler, of Columbia, is
'visiting relatives in town.
Mrs. J. M. Cook has returned to
her home in Montgomery, Ala.
Mesda.mes J. A. Counts and W. W.
.Wheeler enent Tuesday in Columbi?t.
- iss Lizzie McCrackin, of New
'berry, 'was the guest Sunday of Miss
Mary Lizzie Wise.
Mr. A. G. Wise 'has returned from a
.business trip to Savannah, Ga.
* Mr. J. A. Baker has returned from
Atlanta 'with h:sa h indsomne Overland
Dr. T. 3. Littlejoh.n, ofm ni, is
*visiting friends in town.
Mrs. J. B. Lathan, of Columbia, is
ipending awhile with her brothers.
Messrs. J. L. and A. G. Wise.
Messrs. M. L. and H. F. Wheeler
Jiave returned to Columbia aft'er a
'visit to their brother. Dr. J. S. Wheel
Mr. Jno. Pat Wise. of the Univer
sity fof South Carolina., spent .the
-week-end at home.
Mr. Hart Kohn returned Sunday
mightto Columbia, after spending the
day with Mr. A. B. Wise.
Quite a number of our young peo
ple will attend the March debate in
.Newberry Friday evening.
Dr. James McIntosh, Hon. Geo. S.
Mower and Mr. J. B. Hunter, of New
berry, were in town Wednesday.
Revs. E. W. Leslie and Edw. Fulen
wider exchanged pulpits last Sunday
morning. Rev. Leslie preaching in
Newberry and Rev. Fulenwider at Mt.
The town election was held Tues
day, which resulted .as follows:
Mayor-Dr. J. S. Wheeler.
p iWardens-A. N. Crosson, J. D.
Quattlebaurn, 3. P. Bowers and W. T.
Mr. B. B. Cook, of Mt. Pilgrim, and1
Miss Mary Dudley, of Prosperity, werej
married~ Tue~sday at St. Paul's parson
age by Rev. 3. A. Sligh.
Dr. J1. H. Harms, of Newberry col
'lege, will give his illustrated lecture
on the Passion Play in city hall on
March 22, at 8 o'clock.
All the teachers of Prosperity
aned school Will attend the State
J. C. DAY ACQUITTED.
Made Good His Plea of Seli Defene
in Killing a Negro in August of
Special to The Herald and News.
Laurens, March 16.-Mr. J. C. ,ay
formerly of Newberry county, was on
Wednesday morning acquitted in the
court of sessions here on the charge
of murder in the killing of Tomi John
son, a negro who was working for
Day, in this county, near the New
berry line, in August of last year.
Day was representeq by F. H. Domin
ick, Esq., of Newberry, and Messrs.
Richey & Richey. of this bar.
The testimony was to the effect that
Tom Johnson. the deceased, was a
hand on Mr. Day's place, and on the
day of the killing was pulling fodder
for Mr. J. L. Dickert, in Mr.. Dickert's
field. Mr. Day went to Mr. Dickert's
field to get the negro to go back to
his field, and the negro refused to go
until ordered by Mr. Dickert to leave
Mr ~Day said he was riding his
mule going on home and the negro
was walking ahead of him muttering
and mumbling, and finally made as if
to draw a weapon from his pocket,
and was inl the act of turning towards
Day when Day shot. The pistol ball
entered the negro's head behind and
above the left ear. The tes;:imony of
several witnesses was to the effect
that a knife was found by the negro's
body. There was testoimony of pre
vious threats by the negro against
Mr. Day, and as tto the negro's bad
reputation and Mr. Day's good repu
Mr. Day is a native of Aiken coun
ty. He lived in Newnerry county for
a good many years up until the time
he moved to Laurens county two or
three years ago.
J. K. A.
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By Squibs. *
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If we could get a nice roadway
uilt from Greenville to Columbia
and connecting inte.rmediate points,
the benefits would rDe untold.-Laur
ns Advertiser. Newberry is right
ere on that.
Wouldn't you people along the road
rom Gray Court through Laurens and
linton and on to N~ewberry like to
ave a road on which one horse could
ull what two Dulled before? There is
1o doubt. of the advantage. It is left
or you to decide. It's a benefit to
ou and to the towns which you sup
ort and in which you seek~ sur port.
Let's buildt it.--Laurens Advertiser.
[he Advertiser is on the right track.
ou people in the upper part of New
erry meet Laurens half way in the
The question Of parks for .the city
s one worth considering.-Spartan
In Atlanta drastic orders 'have been
issued against reckless auto speeders,
peed maniacs as they are called in
hat city. Hereafter culprits will go
o the stockade regardless of class or
osition, as the authorities are deter
nined to check the evil with severe
enalties, finding that fining is of no
eachers' meeting in Columbia ~on
darch 23 and 24.
Master Geo. Wise and Little Eliza
beth Browne spent Friday and Sat
ixrday in Columbia.
The following program will be ren
red Friday afternoon when the Lit
rary Sorosis will meet with Mrs. C.
"Be neither too early in the fashion
nor too long out of it, nor any time
n the extreme of it"-Loveter.
The ridiculous in tne fashions of to
ay-Miss Della Bowers.
The good and bad of fake hair
Irish jokes-Miss Bowers.
The installation services will be
eld in Grace Lutheran church March
19. Pastor Leslie will be installed.
President J. D. Kanard, of South Caro
ina synod, will deliver the charge to
he people, and Rev. Y. von A. Riser
ill deliver the charge to the pastor.
Rev. Z. W. Eedenb'augh assisting in
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* HOME GARDENING. *
* Clemson Extension Work.-Arti- *
cle 34. *
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In the spring when the gardener is
preparing to place his order for gar
den seeds, he is frequently at a loss to
determine just what varieties are thef
best, as the seed catalogues usually
recommend all their varieties very
highly. The following list of varie
ties of vegetables is especially recom
mended. We have been testing va
rieties at the college and station for
years and the ones given in this list
have given best results.
Irish potatoes-Irish Cobbler,
Triumph or Red Bliss, Peerless.
Beets-Crosby's Early Egyptian, Ex
tra Early Bassano,. Crimson Globe.
Cauliflower-Earliest Snowball, Ex
tra Early Erfurt.
Celery-Winter Green, Giant Pas
cal, Golden Self Blanching.
Lettuce--Boston Market, Improved
Onions (from seed)-Yellow Globe
Danvers, Prize Taker.
Onions. (from sets)-Yellow Dan
vers, White Multiplier, Yellow Multi
Garden Peas-Philadelphia extra
early (2 1-2 feet tall) Alaska (2 1-2
feet tall). Horsford's Market Garden
(2 feet tall). Telephone (4 feet tall).
Radishes-Extra Early Scarlet,
French Breakfast, Long White Naples.
Salsify-Mammoth Sandwich Island.
Turnip--Extra Early White Milan,
Red Top White Globe, White Egg.
The above list of vegetables should
be planted during :be month of Feb
Cucumbers-Arlington White Spine,
Garden Corn-Early Adams, Truck
ers' Favorite. i
Sugar Corn-White Evergreen,
-Cantaloupes-Rockyford, Extra Ear
ly Hanover. Baltimore of Acme.
Okra-White Velvet. '
Bunch Beane.-Bouotiful, Early
Speckled Valentine, Currie's Rust
Lima Beans-Fordhook, Bunch
Lima, Ford Mammoth P'odded Lima,
Small Lima (butter bean.)
Pole Beans-Old Homestead or
Kentucky Wonder. Fat Horse or
White Crease Back.
Bell1 Peppers-- Chinese G~i.nt, Tiell1
or Bull Nose.
The above list should not be planted
until after the middle c!f March, ex
cept in the southern pant of the State
where they may be planted earlier.
C. C. Newman,
Horticulturist S. C. Experiment Sta
Tfesting an Egg.
"Rally, Jfainje,"~ remonstirated her,
mistress, "you must :learn to be more
careful~ and test the eggs before you
mix them in the puddinig! Now, a
good way of testing fs to take an egg,
in your hanid, swing it around a few,
times a.nd then .place it to your ear. If
it gives out a pleasant, murmuring
sound you may then be quite sure that
it is freshi and good."
Like a dutiful cook Jane promised
in future to obey her mistress's in
structions and that same night there
was hot baked custard ,for dinner.
At least there was to have been hot
baked custard. But at the crucial mo
ment Jane appeared upon the scene,
with n-othing to show but a tear-stain
"Wel, :Jane?" anxiously inquired C
"Please, mum," gasped the saddened
servant, "there's a little something
gone wrong. I was a-testin' the egg, I
as you told me, and a-swingin' it I
round, when it slipped out of my hand, I
and blessed if it didn't biff the police- I
man in the eye as he was watc.hin' I
me through the window. A!i', please,I
mum," concluded the cook, breaking
down utterly, "I thiink it was a good I
egg, too for I listened anr1 I heard aj(
murmuninun'--oh, quite a loud murmur-j I
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* THE IDLER. *
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The Rev. John C. Kilgo, Methodist
Bishop, preached a remarkable ser
mon in Atlanta a few days ago, in
which he told some mighty plain and
Forcible- truths. His subject was,
'Take heed to the doctrine."
I somehow think it will do good to
pass his remarks on. as far as I saw
them quoted in the papers. I don't
think I agree with him altogether, in
act I know I don't, but there is a
,reat deal of truth, as I see it. in
what he says. I don't believe, for in
tance, that a Methodist preacher is
>rdained to be narrow. But it is
ood advice to take the doctrine your
nother taught you, for you may be
;ure that she taught you what was
)est for you, or she certainly believ
;d it was. But here is the quotation:
"I would .not exchange the doctrine
ny mother taught -me of God's love
Lnd prayer for all the pet theories of
rour modern theological seminaries."
;aid he. "I have no philosophy of
)rayer. America's supreme need is
rn orthodox pulpit. The Methodist
)reacher is ordained to be a narrow
nan. The broad-minded preacher is a
rravesty on religion.
"I would rather be old Jasper, of
tchmond, going to heaven to learn
hat the sun do not move, than to be
3ishop P6tter, with the stench of a
;aloon upon his name for the next
:housand years. Give me narrowness
.s against all your ecclesiastical
nitres. Your broad-minded man is a
:raitor to God, a hireling of man, open
"You talk about the progress of the
1ew age. It is not an intellectual age.
rhere is a great deal o feducation and
rery little intelligence. In place of
3unyan, you read the "One Woman."
he Bible is no longer read. Bunyan
s no longer read, the classics arelno
.onger read, but in tneir stead novels,
,heap -plaiy4 magazine storfies, the
iterature of all ages with detached
passages from everythinig, and tb c
whole of nothing. It is to me an age
Imost marked with hopeless idiocy
"The times are full of liars. adulter
irs, Sabbath-breakers and houses of
nfamy. I do not m?nd hunting doo
les and playing William A. Trimible
oe, 'but I 'won't argue with youz
I have tried to ase i wive Gov,
3ease and the supreme court and die
nagistrates and their grievances, but
t has been a mighty hard matter, and
have been able to follow only afar
Af. I don't think I would have gone out
f my way to hunt up old man Trou
le, if I bad been Gov. Blease, because
te is always standing around in the
vay any how, so I would, except in
ixtraordinary cases, have adopted the
ecommendations of the delegations,
nd let them fight it out. My observa
ion has been that patronage is one of
he most deadly and dangerous things
hat a politician can have at his dis
>osal. But these here magistrates that
Lre trying to hold on so strg remind
ne of what Frank Stanton says of the
toldon fellows. Reaa~ it:
The Hold-on Fellows.
"Nobody who gets an office down
his way," says the Billville Banner,
can ever be persuaded to resign
hey consider it a public trust, not to
e lightly considered, and to be hand
*d down to the third and fourth gen
ration. It takes 'a hurricane to blow
m out, and they'd fight an earth
~uake that attempted to swallow them
ud the office! Such grit is commen-.
able., but it's pretty tough on the
mbitious fellows outside, in the
It seems to me that about the only
ifference in Gov. Blease and his pre
ecessors in the matter of appointing
~nly his friends, is that he frankly
ys he will only appoint his friends
hile they went along and appointed
rinly their friends and said nothing
.bout it. Will somebody show me
tame them-about a dozen appoint
nents made by G-ov. Ansel or Gov.
eyward from among t.hose who were
tot their frienda and political sup
orters. Hurry up. You fellows. whco
ave been making such an ado about
ov. Blea.se appointing only his
rienda. Nobody raised any row wiri.h
m. Tiu why surh a howl aho'
Blease on this score. Mind you, I do
not endorse all that Blease does, but
we had all just as well be fair and
honest. But I am not in politics and
I must not be tempted.
I really wonder if any of the good
women of Newberry read The Herald
and News. Especially any of those
who once belonged to an. organization
called the Civic association, and if
they do, do they read wnat The Idler
writes. I tried migity hard to as
certain if the organization was still
in existence or not, .and not any such
noise have I heard that sounded any
thing like a live organization. This is
the greatest tc.wn that I ever knew
for things like that to die in, and
then you don't even give the thing a
decent burial. Suppose we have a
resurrection of this order. It could
do wonderful things, but you must
keep everlastingly at it. Suppose that I
if after city council was told that that
arc light at the union station could
not go within thirty yards of the
Southern track, I had gone and died
and let the thing drop, do you believe'
we would have had that light now?
Nay, nay. I don't like a quitter. Now,
mind you, I don't say the Civic asso
ciation is a quitter, but I do want to
see it doing something, or at least
trying to do something. Stagnation'
is death. Agitation'is life. Wake up.
"The cause of humanity." Had you
ever thought of that subject? It is a
great one and when you are working
for the improvement and beautifying
of your city, and for the betterment
and the uplift of the citizen, you are
working in the cause of humanity.
Then listen: "Oh, .ne world's so big
and we're so very little. Iife run
away so fast. So many suffer, in the
world, so many want! Is it right for,
us, more fortunate, to take all, to eat
In greed, to sleep in sloth, to be free
from care. when there are thousands,
all over the world, neeaing food, aid:
sympathy, opporturity, tho %. ince to
grow?' "Why. u b en we grow little
and selfish, instead of getting in tune
with the wish of God-why, we flail."
These things are worth while think
ing on. When w.. meet discourage
ments, and the cold hand, we can not
afford'to stop, but must go oni and if~
we do our Work faithfully We hae
done our duty. and then we can stand
foth and face the world with a clear
conMcience, but if we fold our hands
and say,1 am i.ot my irother's keeD
eit, i efi Iuast going to look out for
myelf, sigi #Wn dear little self," the
responI2biity is great, and we are
right then getting out of tune .with
God.and the .great 1,urpose of vcrea
I have been requesced to call atten
tion to the habit some people have of
throwing banana peels on the side
walks. Of course, it is against the
ordinances of the town so to do. but
unless the people can be educated to
the bad effects. of such conduct there
is not much use in trying to do any
thing by law. .It is an ugly habit.
besides dangerous to those who hap
pen to step on the peel. I would like
to see a clean town. and what we need
to get it is to start each one for him
self and herself to do what he .or she
can to that end ana not wait to be
made do it by ordinance. I am trying
to do this by a process of education.
I want every one to help me and then
the thing is done. See?
I came along down by the Methodist
church recently and it seemed to me
that John Mayes had not been giving
proper attention to the lawn. There
is a .pretty good crop of cloter, but,it
is only in spots. and I would like to
suggest to Mr. Mayes that he shculd
study lawn grasses and the proper
time to sow and tte work. Every
body sees this lawn and I am hoping
that Mr. Mayes will not relax in his I
erforts and that he will keep this lawn"
as an object lesson and maybe it will
stimulate others to go and do like
wise. Newberry is very short on beau-1
tiful and well keDt lawns, and there is
no excuse for it. Come. now. Mr.
Mayee, get busy on this lawn and keep
up the standard you set us the past
I learned after my last observations
badl been written thiar city coni
had on Monday instructed the police
nox' the stoflPing ordtinanlce. Th
is good, but what I wrote is true, and
I hope will do good. The tendency
of every one who handles machinery
of .ny kind is toward carelessness
ar --ecklessness. A little precaution
med. i is always good and in many'
cases m:y save .erious sickness.
"DUTCH WEATHER PBOPHET.'
Issues His Annual Early Predietiea
Spring Earlier Than Spring of
Columbia Record. 14th.
Mr. William P. Houseal. the "DuteL
weather prophet," issued Tuesday a ,
general prediction on spring and
summer weather conditions in this
section. Mr. Houseal says the nme
al shortage in precipitation, placed at
this date around 9' inches, should be
noted as encouraging to farming in- .
terests in view of the old proverb, "A .
pint of March dust is equal to a bush
el of corn at harvest."
Rains Come Shortly.
"The chief precipitation period o!
the spriug," said Mr. Houseal, "cea
tres around March 18, which is the
entral equinox storm period. .The
storm may be expected to distribute
itself throughout the South Atlantice
and eastern Gulf States' -^hree dma e
ahead to three days after the 18*.
For the year the central dates of sim
ilar disturbances of Imore or les. in
tensity will be' as follows: April 14
May 11, June 7, August 1, August 2,
September 25. October 23. 'There wil
be no equinoctial disturbance of say
great intensity in either September o :
October. The greatest disturbance of
this character centres around Novem
ber 18, as affecting the usual course
of these autumnal visitors from the
tropits The periods indicated fr
the dates given here are for gene r Z <
preciptation and they -need not nec- '
essarily cover the whole country in
order that .the forecast may be ver
Rain Evenly Dlstributed.~
"These general periods will natur'
aly cause lesser periods to forma in
preciptation and the prediction is
here made that sof&aathe matew
o precipitation for the sprIing and.
bufda-.2 is ~eieed, gl1 laldicatlins'
pint to an even distribution of J'afIL
for the middle and eastern sectiona Od
the country. These lesser periods are
central for the dates: March 4, April ~
1, 28; May 26, Jane 23, July 20, lAu
gust 17. September 18. October 10.
Spring- Earlier Than In 1910. i
"The theory upon which .these fore
easts is based Indicates an earlier
sprin~g than in 1910, when this fore
caster said: 'The danger .of severe
rosts will extend into ADril and even
in May the weather will be unseason
ably cool. It will be at least six weeks
rom March-15 before the cool periods
pass into summer .heat.' The verin
Sation of the 1910 forecast czine when
Ert on May 30 occurred, with disa'
rous effect as far South as the 35th
A Sensonable Easter.
"A favorable Indication for season
ble spring conditionls at Easter is the
musual amount of high pressure
vhich has prevailed in the South At
antic section since the storm period
f October 14-20. This condition -pre
rented one of the coldest waves o~
mhe winter from -main the lower
hermomieter readings ever seen in
:he South, not excepting February
[4, 1899, when it dropped to 8 degrees
elow zero at Newberry and 6 beloW
t Cohunbia. There is no waste in na
ure and the meteorological condi
ions which prevail In December have
heir effect on conditions six months
A Pleasant Summer.
"The summner will be moderate in
ts temperature, with no prolonged or
~xcessive periods of intensely hot
She-I should like th.at lovely peorl
aecklace. Look what beauties they
He-It's i>etter not to have such
arge nearis, my dear. J9eop)le always
iink they are false.-Journal Amus
Now is the time to ,subscr1be to The
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