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VOLDIE XLIX, L TIBER i,.;. N1E BERRY, SOUTTI CAROLINA, TIFIESD.IY, JU-LY 11, 1911.TWCA.EE,$.OAYER
TRAIN VISITS NEWBERRY
RIPA AT PROSPERITY; SATUR.
DAY AT NEWBERRY.
Some Fine Hogs and Cattle Shown
Domestic Science Instruction by
In charge of Superintendent D. N.
Barrow, of Clemson college, the Clem
science train, composed of seven
coaches, spent two days in Newberry
county-Friday at Prosperity and Sat
urday at Newberry-and was visited
and was of benefit to large crowds at
This train left Clemson on June 5,
making Parksville as the first stopping
point. Since that time it has worked
,every week day, and has engagements
for every week day until August 3. At
that time it will have made from one
to two stops in every county in South
Carolina. The attendance so far has
-ranged from more than 2,500 down,
and the average each day will go over
The railroads of the State have been
heartily co-operating, and have fur
nished the cars and transportation
without cost. In addition to the. train
:and its movement there have been rep
resentatives of the railroads during
nearly the whole of the time the train
-has been on its journey through the
State, and Prof. Barrow said in New
berry on Saturday that he had not had
occasion to make a single request of
the railroads, for the reason that the
railroads had anticipated every wish.
The train was at Prosperity, on the
:Southern railway, on Friday, and was
moved to Newberry on Friday even
ing. It was taken back to Columbia
on Saturday evening for the remainder
of its tour of the State.
The live stock exhibit carried by
the train was of particular interest in
Newberry county. There were four
ifine hogs-as fine as one would want
to see or to own. All four were sows.
One of these, a Berkshire, 21 months
old 'weighed about 600 pounds. A
Duroc Jersey, aged eight months,
-weighed about 275 pounds. A Tam
'vorth, about five years old, a beauti
tul red color~, and one of the finest1
specimens of swine ever seen in New
berry, weighed about 650 pounds. A*
!Poland China, aged nine months,
~weighed about 250 pounds. The Berk
'shire and the Poland China were
black; the Duroc Jersey and the Tam
worth were red in color.
In the dairy type of cattle carried
tzhere was included a Jersey cow which
gave five hundred and thirty poundS
'of butters during the year 1910.
There was a Holstein which
will easily give four and one-half gal
lons of milk per day. For dual pur-.
poses-milk and butter and beef
~there was an excellent type of the Red
Poled. Of the beef type there was a
fine pair of Herefords twelve months
old. The 'cattle department also car
ried a pair of Poled Angus calves, sev
en months old, which were among the
prettiest calves ever seen in New'berry.
In the horse line there was a fine
pair of Percheron mares-one fiye
years of age weiging 1,650 pounds,
and one eight years of age weighing
1,710 pounds. From this type of mares
the raising of mules is urged by the
Clemson auithorities. A pair of these
mares can be purchased in season for
about $500. The mares carried on the
Clemson train cost more than this for
the reason that they are of fine blood,
There was a department showing the
ordinary insects troubling the crops
and the people of the South-includ
ing the boll weevil and the hook worm.
Both were saf2ly dead and in alcohol.
There was also a farmers' library
with a well selected number of books
of value to farmers.
Seed selection of corn and a ger
mination test were included in a lec
ture, which also dealt with the culti
vation of corn in all its phases.
Prof. Archibald Smith, of the ani
mal industry department of Clemson
college, was in charge of the live stock
department of the train and gave a
lecture on dairy cattle and the proper
manner of selection of horses and
mules. Mr. T. F. Jackson, of the Cot
ton Seed Crush;ers' association, gave
a lectre on beef cattle. Dr. E. Bar
nett, veterinarian at the experiment
station, gave a lecture on hogs and on
the detection of unsoundness in hors
es and mules, which was of great prac
tical value to the farmers of Newber
Prof. J. N. Napier gave lessons in
corn breeding. He was assisted by
Prof. C. B. Haddon, who is in charge
of the boys' corn club work, in con
nection with Clemson college and the
United States department of agricul
ture. There was a valuable exhibit of
corn, and a clear exposition of the
most improved methods of corn cul
Miss Carrie Hyde, who is in charge
of the Winthrop practice home, was in
charge of the Winthrop exhibits. There
were a number of labor-saving devices
explained to the ladies. Receipts look
ing towards more economical house
keeping played an important part in
the demonstration, and during the af
ternoon Miss Hyde gave a very valu
able lecture , on "Home Sanitation,"
which included a number of import
ant home suggestions. Miss Carrie
Gibson, of Prosperity, who graduated
at Winthrop this year, ably assisted
Prof. Perkins, the 'director of the
agricultural department of Clemson,
joined the train in Newberry for a day.
t is believed that the two days' stay
of the train in Newberry county will
be produ.:tive of .much good.
NEWS - OF PROSPERITY.
Home-Workers' Club Organized as Re
sult of Visit of Clemson-Winthrop
Prosperity, July 10.-A fishing party
composed of the following left Satur
day for Coles Island: Messrs. J. F.
Browne, W. B. Wise,- W. A. Moseley, J.
P. Bowers, P. C. Singley, F. E. Schum
pert, B. B. Hair, E: W. Werts and J. A.
Mrs. B. B. Schumpert has gone to
Milen, Ga. .
Mrs. Ira Boland and children, of
Clinton, are visiting her father, Mr.
J. B. T. Scott.
Dr. Geo. W. Harmon spent the week
end in Ninety--Six.
Miss Rosalyn Summner has returned
to her home in Newberry, after a visit
to Miss Gertrude Simpson.
Mr. Hal Kohn, of Columbia, is the
guest of Mrs. E. E. Young.
Prof. R. Mi Monts, of Lyon, Ga., is
spending a while with his father,
Mr. A. W. Monts.
A Home.Maker's club was organized
by Miss Hyde at the Clemson-Win
throp demonstration train July 7. The
following officers were elected:
President-Mrs. M. C. Morris.
Vice-President--Mrs. C. T. Wyche.
Secretary-Miss Blianch Kibler.
The first meeting will be held at the~
town hall Saturday, July 15, at .5
oclock. All interested are cordinlly
invited to come and join the clab.
There will be no fee.
The purpose of this organization- is
to have better sanitary conditions,
civic improvement, help in lightening
a woman's burden of housekeeping.
labor and time-saving problems.
HOSPITAL CORNER-STONE LAID.
The Hon. R. A. Cooper Oelivers LWa
sonic Address at Greenwood.
LGreenwod, July 6.-The corner
stone of the Greenwod hospital was
laid yesterday afternoon by .the
Greenwood lodge, No. 91, A. F. M. The
grand master of the State, Hon. Jas.
R. Johnson, of Chaarleston, could not
attend, and Hon. P. A. Cooper, grand
junir warden, of Laurens, was select
d by Greenwood lodge to act in the
[place of the grand master. The inter
esting and impressive ceremonies were
witnessed by a number of people from
town, all of whom take a great inter
est in the work of the building of the
hospital. The rapid progress of the
work is a source of great gratification
to all. The need of the hospital is
realized by every one.
Pulaski Lodge, No. 20, 1. 0. 0. F..
Pulaskia Lodge, No. 20, I. 0. 0. F.,
will meet in Klettner's Hall on Fri
day night, .July 14, at 8 o'clock. All
members are urged to attend, as the
installation of officers will take place.
WV. H. Hardeman,
W. G. Peterson, Noble Grand.
SUMMER MEMORIAL WAS
DEDICATED ON SUNDAY
CORNER STONE WAS LaID ON SAT
Church Erected by Their Sons in Mem
ory of the Late George W. and
Martha D. Summer.
Saturday and Sunday were days that
will not soon be forgotten by the Lu
therans of the Mollohon village.
Saturday afternoon, in the presence
of a large audience, the cornerstone of
Summer Memorial Evangeldcal Luth
eran church was laid, with solemn
and impressive ceremony. The ser
vice was conducted by Rev. Jas D.
Kinard, president of the South Caro
lina synod, and Rev. J. D. Shealy, pas
tor of the church.
Rev. Edward Fulenwider, pastor of
the Church of the Redeemer, mad'e the
address. His subject was, "The Chief
Cornerstone." The speaker showed
that Christianity had passed through
at least four periods: (1) The period
of contempt; (2) the period of op
position; (3) the period of critical ex
amination; (4) the period of enthrone
ment. Said the speaker, we are living
in the fourth period. If we wish to
exalt Jesus to the position of chief
cornerstone in the great temple of hu
manity, as members of Christian con
gregations, there must be with us: (1)
Oneness of purpose, singleness of aim;
(2) cooperation; (3) burning enthu
siasm. The speaker spoke of the fine
spirit that prompted the three Summer
brothers to build this beautiful church.
Sunday at 3:30 p. m. the church was
formally dedicated to the service of
God. The beautiful dedicatory service
in the Book of Worship was use.-. The
service was conducted by Revs. J. D.
Shealy and Jai. D. Kinard. Rev. Ed
ward Fulenwider read the Scripture
Rev. Jas. D. Kinard preached the
sermon, which was a splendid exposi
tion of t4 e forms of worship, and the
purposes for' which church buildings
are set apart. The speaker thanked the
Summer brothers in the name of the
Synod of South Carolina for the splen
did gift, and heartily commended their
Many members of the Church of the
Redeemer and other Lutheran church
es were seen in the audience. Also
many friends and members of the oth
er denominations were present. The
seating capacity of the church was
The church is a 'beautiful semi
Gothic edifice, chiurchly in every way.
The furnishings are neat and sugges
tive of worship. Just to the right
of the pulpit recess is a marble tablet
bearing these impressive words:
"In loving memory of our father and
mother, George W. and Martha D.
Summer. C. E. Summer. J. H. Sum
mer. G W. Summer. 1911."
The Co .gregation, though small, be
gins vrey auspiciously, atid the pros
pect for growth is very enc wrawinIg
JOE BATES ESCAPES GALLOWS.
Blease Commutes Sentence of Spartan
Columbia, July 8.-Acting on what
he considers the strongest petition for
clemency ever filed with him, and also
on first hand impression gained dur
ing his visit to the defndant in his
cell at Spartanburg on Tuesday night,
Gov. Blease tonight gommuted to life
imprisonment the sentence of death
imposed on the former'Spartanlburg
policeman, Joe Bates, for the murder
of a woman, Dosia Boiter, which sen
tence was to have ben executed July
"If Bates is not insane," said Gov
Blease in discussing the commutation,
"he is in my opinion, eranged to such
an extent as to make it just to spare
him the law's ultimate penalty."
Signed by Victim's Husband.
One of the signers of the petition is
J. R. Boiter, husband of the woman
The general petition, bearing some
hundreds of signatures, sets forth that
'the signers believe, from what they
have heard and from circumstances
they know, that Bates is insane, and it
would be unjust to "put the sentence
of death on a man who has no mind."
The prayer of the petitioners is that
the sentence be commuted to life im
RURAL CARRIERS GET INCREASE.
Order Issued by Postmaster General
~ Hitchcock-Hard Worked Men
Washington, July 9.-The 40,000 odd
rural free delivery carriers in the
United States are to receive salary in
creases as a result of an order issued
today by Postmaster General Hitch
cock. The order provides for the dis
bursement during the current fiscal
year of $4,000,000 which will mean an
increase of $100 over the present sal
ary of $900 for all carriers on standard
routes, with proportionate increases
on the shorter routes.
Congress provided last :session for
the expenditure of this extra $4,000,000
but left it to the discretion of the post
master general as to how much of it
should be expended. Mr. Hitchcock
decided today to authorize the expen
diture of the full amount. '
His desire to compensate the car
riers for any additional burden which
may be placed on them if the parcel
post system he has recommended for
rural routes is approver by congress,
was the important consideration, Mr.
Hitchcock declared today, which led
hijn to make the authorization.
The rural delivery system was
started fifteen years ago with 83 car
rders, who were paid only $200 a year.
On July 1 there were 41,562 carriers,
their aggregate salaries being $35,
Negro Woman's Home Burned.
Editor The Herald and News: Please
allow space in your paper for this
Claten Floyd, a colored woman liv
ing on Miss Bessie Werts' place, near
Little river bridge, had her home
swept away by fire on July 8. The
fire caught about 1.30 o'clock, and de
stroyed everything except what she
and the children had on, and she and
her little daughter had a narrow es
cape with their lives. Claten Floyd is
the widow of Dock Floyd, who died on
November 28, 1909, and she still lives
with Miss Bessie Werts, where her
husband left her. She has five chil
dren living. She is a good woman, and
attends to her own business. The fire
'as set by unknown parties at about
1.30 on Friday night. The house was
kerosened all around one room, and
the fire 'was set at both the windows
in the room where the woman and
her daughter were asleep. The smoke
house caught from the flames of the
house. The loss in it was about 125
pounds of bacon, six hams, four shoul
ders, all her flour and meal, and many
other articles. This leaves this poor
woman homeless, and without daily
food. She is needing help from every
body, and is asking for help.
On Saturday morning James Floyd,
Caten Floyd's son, found a track
whch went from the window where
the fire was set. The track was that
of a ten and one-half or eleven shoe.
The track *ls seen by a great many
Mr. Editor, please let this appear in
your paper as soon as you can.
Silverstreet, S. C., R. F. D. 2, Box 44.
MOONSHINIERS IN TENEMENT.
Spirits Sold to Groggeries of New
York's East Side Seized.
New York, June 20.--A. complete
"monshiners" plant, 60 gallons of sug
ar mash, and many demijohns of spir
its were 'seized by internal revenue of
ficerg today, in a raid on an East Side
The spirits registered 150 proof.
The output was retailed to groggeries
of the neighborhood.
Three arrests were made, those tak
en being Max Cohen, the alleged prop
rietor, and two negroes, said to be the
'first black moonshinlers ever arrested
north of the Mason and Dixon line.
A scientist declares that the water
which comes out of a watermelon is
the purest that can be obtained, doubt
less because it is planrted in the spring.
-News and Courier.
By comparison, Tuesday and Wed
neday were almost cold days in June.
This weather may be hot, but then
you escape that troublesonme cold in
th head-Aa a .Tournal.
HIS 77TH BIRTHDAY.
Capt. F. W. R. Nance Celebrated His
Abbeville Press and Banner.
Capt. F. W. R. Nance, well known
in the town and county of Abbeville,
celebrated his 77th birthday last Fri
day, June 30, 1911. Whether it was
intended to convey the idea that he is
76 or 77 years old we do not know, but
it would seem to u that he is 76. If
this is his 77th birthday he was born
June 30, 1835.
At the dinner were children and
ehtildren's children. Children may or
may not be a blessing, but children's
children are an old man's crown, as
we are told in a good old book. We
do not know if you have read it, but
the statement is there all the same.
This scribe knew Capt. Nance away
back in the fifties, when he was one
of the boys who could fool the pro
fessors in Erskine purely for the fun
there was in it. He can tell some good
jokes of his college days, when he was
as jolly and as good natured as the
best of the boys.
When, we look around and think of
the days when this scribe was an ap
prentice in the printing' office, and
when Captain Nance was in - college,
we see in the mind's eye very few
living figures today. Fifty-eight years
brings many changes in men.
[En . a speech at Dul4lin, Ga., . on
Tuesday Col. Felder made the state
ment"that South Carolina was being
ruled by the criminal class. This state
ment is not true, and Col. Felder
should not let his hatred of Gov. Blease
betray him intb slandering the good
old State.-Orangeburg Times and
But there are South Carolina news
papers publishing with great glee and
big headlines these slanderous state
ments of Felder. He charges the whole
administration as criminals. And a
majority of. the people of South Caro
lina as criminals and the big and lit
tle newspapers of South Carolina are
patting Felder on the back as a great
man. What proof has he produced that
any of them are criminals. It will take
more than Felder's statement to make
it true. 'We understand why some
newspapers would be glad to join the'
Felder band, but why there are so
many "me toos'' is past uniderstand
"Santa 'Rosa" Complete Wreek.
Surf, Cal., July 8.-On the rocks, three
hundred feet off the sand dunes sur
rounding the mouth of Honda Creek,
the Pacific Coast Steamship company's
steamer Santa Rosa, which was wreck
ed yesterday, lies tonight a wave-bat
tered wreck. Somewhere near the
broken steamer are the bodies of Sec
ond Officer E. Heuson and three sail
ors, Fred Johnson, E. W. Febson anid
John Psiffer, who wer drowned last
night while rigging the life buoy lines
by which the passengers and crew
were transferred to land.
A total of two hundred passengers
were saved, according to the chief
steward, 'but contrary reports say
The wreck of the Santa Rosa occur
red shortly after 4 o'clock in the after
noon. Several hours prior to that time
she grounded, but was lying easily,
with two lines run out to the steam
schooners Centralia and Helen P.
Drew, ready to be dragged off at high
tide last night. At that hour a rising
wind stirred an angry sea, and the
vessel soon began pounding to pieces.
At first an effort was made to run a
buoy line to the eCntral.ia, but the high
seas prevented this, and it was decid
ed to try to pass the life line across
the three hundred feet of breakers to
Y. W. A. Society.
The Y. W. A. society of the First
Baptist church will hold its regular
meeting in the church Sunday after
noon at 6 o'clock. All members are
urged to attend.
Killed by AutomIobile.
Atlanta, Ga., July 8.-Landrum
Hughes, aged 45, who was struck by
an automobile late last night and
dragged some distance, died tonight in
a local hospital. The automobile was
driven by T. HT. Pitts, a well known
NEWBERRY ROAD PLAYS
VERY IMPORTANT PART
IN PROPOSED HIGHWAY FROM
CHARLESTON THROUGH STATE.
Official Route Selected for Work In
Line With Hovement Inaugurat
ed by Charleston Secretary.
A meeting of the executive commit
tee and vice-presidents of the propos
ed highway be:'een Ch,.rIe3ton? and
Asheville, a distance of 300 miles, was
held in Columbia on Thursday. The
following officers of the associatiemn -
were present: Route and managing
committee, A. W. McKeand, chairman,
Charleston; A. McP. Hamby, secretary,
Richland; F. A. .Coward, Richlanl; E.
H. Aull, Newberry; J. Gordon Hughes,
Union; J. M. Connolly, Charleston;
Samuel Dibble, Orangeburg.
The following vice-presidents were
present: A. McL. Martin, Charleston;
J. A. Banks, Calhoun; A. MOP. Hamby,
Richland; J. B. Hunter, Newberry; J.,
T. Jeter, Union.
Mr. J. B. Mayes, president of the
Newberry chamber of commerce, who
always takes an interest in public ,j
matters for the benefit of the commu
nity, was also present.
Two official routes - were selected
from Charleston to Summerville: one
on each side of the Ashley river. From r
Sumhmerville to the county line the '
route is via Jedburg, thence rough
Orangeburg county via Orangeburg to
St. Matthews, and from St. Matthews
to Columbia by the Monck's Corner
road and the old State road.
The route from Columbia to St..Mat
thews created considerable discussion.
It was stated that the Bates ferry road
was now in good condition, and had /
been adopted by the automobile asso
ciation, 'but there was no bridge at
Bates ferry. The 'old State road,- it
was agreed by all present was really
the best route and had greater possi
bilities of being improved into a first
class road. In addition to this, th'e di
tance between Columbia and St. 'Mat
thews by the State road is thirty miles,
while by the Bates ferry road the dis
tance is forty-six miles.
Mr. Banks, of Calhoun, pitged that
he was satisfied that if the 'State .road ;
were adopted as the official route,
that he could - get the supervisor of '7
Calhoun county and the people along .
the route to put the twenty-three miles
of the road, which passed through Cal
houn county, in first-class condtion.
A letter was read from Mr. W. P.
Roof in which he pledged that Lex
ington county would do whatever the
association agreed upon. ::nd seven
miles of this road is through Lexing
From Columbia to the Ne'wberry
line, no route was officially adopted
inasmuch as there were no represen
tatives present from LexingLon county.9
It will be either via Lexington court
house, leaving Columbia by the Con
garee bridge, or via the Dutch Fork
and Spring Hill to Chapin,' crossing
the Broad river bridge above Colum
It was stated that the supervisor of
Lexington county was now at work
on the Dutch Fork route. The route
via Lexington as far as Lexington
court house, a distance of twelve miles,
is now in fine condition, and from Lex
ington court house to Saluda river
the road is also in good condition.
From the river to Chapin is -a fine 2
road bed but needs work. The distance
'via Lexington to Chapin is 28 miles
as against 24 miles from Columbia to
Chapin via the Dutch Fork route. It
is probable that the route via Lexing
ton court house will be adopted as this
is a much better road bed, and a
greater part of it is now in good con
The route from the Lexington line
through Newberry county was adopt
ed via Little Mountain, PFosperity,
Newberry, Jalapa and Kinards, and
from Kinards via Clinton and Laurens
An official route was also adopted
from New'berry via U'nion to Spartan
burg. This route is via Caldwell's
Keitt's bridge and Maybinton on - t< -
The road from Newberry to Keitt's,
bridge has recntly been worked by
Sn p"r visor .Feagle. and he says that
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