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Y OLUME TLIX, NUMIBER i(i. NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA FRIDAY, JULY 14, 1911.TWCAWE,$10AYAR
LITTLE MOUNTAIN ENTERPRISES. ri
k Chooses Directors and Officers. ir
Mr. Derrick President of Oil B
Xill-Other Matters. b
Little Mountain, July 13.-At a re- in
cent meeting of the stockholders of
the Farmers' and Merchants' bank of F
this place, the following directors
were elected: J. B.,Derrick, S. J. Der- 0
rick, J. M. Sease, W. A. oCunts, J. W.
Wessinger,, D. Farr, Geo. B. Cromer,
G. M. Shealy and J. H. Wise. At the
meeting of the directors the following
officers were re-elected: Dr. J. M. 0
Sease, president; Mr. J. H. Wise, vice ci
president, and Mr. W. A. Counts, cash- tc
ier. Mr. V. B. Sease, who has most t
efficiently filled the position of assist- t
ant cashier for the past year, having a]
decided to enter another field of acti- e
vity, resigned his post in the bank and ti
Mr. J. C. Epting, Jr., was elected to u
s this position. The Farmers' and Mer- a
chants' Bank is meeting with marked
success and is an important factor in
the development of our rapidly grow- a
ing town. f
Mr. J. B. Derrick, who, with great t
satisfaction to the stockholders, has
served as president of the Little Moun
tain Oil Mill and Fertilizer company 0
since its organization, owing to the r
prtss of other duties, has been forced
to resign the presidency. Mr. W. P.
Derrick, of Augusta, has been elcted n
to the position and will take charge at b
The following corps of teachers have bi
been elected and have accepted the d
work in the Little Mountain high a
school for the coming year: J. E. Can- d
-non, principal; Miss Ellie Jacobs, Mrs. a
J. C. Swygert, Jr., and Miss Elberta Y
Sease, assistants. Little Mountain has
-a school building and a school of which
she is justly proud. The prospects for d
an increased number of boarding pu
-pils and for a successful year in every
- way are very bright.
Mrs. Katherine Monts, who had the 0
misfortune of falling and breaking her
thigh several days ago is doing as
well as could be expected under the '
Mr. Cecil Boland is at present con
-fined to his bed with fever.
The farmers' instilute will be held'
in the auditorium of the high schoolI
V uilding on next Tuesday, July 18.
Little -Mountain considers herself for- s
P tunate in being chosen as one of the
'three places in the county where the
*institute will be held. The informa
tion to be secured by attending this
mneeting will be of inestimable value d
* to our farmers and no one within
reach should miss the opportunity of a1
coming here with the intention of be
* ng benefited. A first-class barbecue't
and refreshments will be- served on
the grounds, the proceeds of whicht
'will go for the benefit of the school.I
tAn exciting game of baseball is prom-t
-ised for the evening. So all who at
tend will, be amply provided with in- a
struction, entertainment and amuse-t
SMITH ELECTED, VOTES TO SPARE s
* *eorgia Governor Wins Seat in Sen- '
ate of United States.
Atlanta, July 12.-By a vote of 401 v
more than the required ma.jority of lb
the legislature, or a total of 155, Gov- a
Hloke Smith today was elected United
States senator, to fill .he unexpired
term of the late Senator Clay. At the
same time Gov. Smith mad1e it clear il
that he intended to continne to serve n
* as governor, at least during the life of 13
the present legislat'ure. s
Following Gov. Smith's announee- A
*ment that he would not ;;o to Wash
ington at once, to tak? he sea:, re- c
ports were current that Senator J. M.
Terrell, the ad interim appointee,
would resign at once, but this could N
not be confirmed.
In a statement after the election,
Senator Terrell is quoted as saying:
Terrell Says Job'u (one.
"I consider my term as United States
senator ended with the action of the R
gislature today. My commission on- 11
y dated until the convening of the
egislature, whch was to choose, a suc- in
cessor, and I do not feel that I have N
anything to resign from."
This view of the situation is not B
-( held by Gov. Smith,' who declares that N
he will not become the next .senator
rom Georgia until he presents his c
creentalsbefore that body.c
With thestlmeto h snt.e
al race interest has turned to the
)vernorship contest. Pressure is be
ig brought to bear upon ex-Gov. 11
rown, Gov. Smith's predecessor, to
?come a candidate. In addition near
a dozen others of the State are be
g mentioned as probable candidates.
IRES RAGE IN MICHIGAN TOWNS. fr
ne Already Wiped Out and Others F
Burning-Oscada Destroyed and
Au Sable Doomed. ar
Bay City, Mich., July 11.-The town b;
Oscada, seventy-six miles from this M
ty, has been wiped out by fire; the 0]:
wn of Au Sable, opposite it, across in
Le Au Sable river, is now on fire, and cc
Le 1,800 inhabitants of the two towns to
re being taken on board a big steam- a
, that arrived at Au Sable, and a er
'ain made up of freight cars picked pr
p in the Au Sable freight yards, while TI
aother train is being sent from East bs
awas to take away refugees.
A lineman succeeded in getting hE
round the fire and tapped the wires
ur miles south of the town. He said ta
Lat there -had -been loss of life. of
Nothing further has been heard ax
-om Alpena, fifty-one miles north of h
scada, and relief trains have been m
ished to that place. pE
Sheyboggan May be in Danger. ac
The fire at Sheyboggan, where huge 'W
countain of sawdust, which has been
irning for weeks, got beyond control ei
esterday, is now in a furious blaze, of
at it is not known whether there is ul
mnger to the city. Lewiston, Algier h<
ad Turner, all north qf here, are in a
3.nger from forest fires. The Oscada. in
ad Alpena fires originated in the slab nE
Forty cars and two bridges, on the tb
[ichigan Central, near Gayling, were h<
~stroyed this afternoon. h
RACING AUTO DEALS DEATH. ic
ne Child Killed and Two Fatally In- ho
Louisville, Ky., July 9.-One child w
'as killed, two fatally injured and
ne more or less injured last night la
'hen an automobile loaded with in- J
iates of the Masonic Widows' and a,l
rphans' home was str.uck by anoth ?r
atomo'iAo racing in Third avenue tc
oulevar1 near Beechmaont, a local
COTTON LICE IN EDGEFIELD.
Edgefield, July 9.-Two of the best
trmers of the county were yesterday
iscussing the prevalency of cotton
ce, one depricating their appearance1b
ad predicting serions results there
Tom; the othe rrather , welcoming
eir advent, declaring that he never,
new a good coton crop made unless
er were lice in it. One said it was'
dangerous pest, but that the ants
eir natural enemy-would destroy g
sem; the othe-" that, instead of the
nts eating the lice, served as food for
And thus these two thoughtful ob- t
arvant and practical farmers were as i
ivergent in their opinions on the lice a
tatter as they could well be. As the B
ews and Courier correspondent lis- 1)
med to the conversation he was con- a1~
inced how much there is yet to be
arned in the matters pertaining to
The Mollohon Philathea class held
s business meeting on Tuesday eve- th
ing at the home of Miss Lizzie Shea.- I
.After singing several beautiful t
mgs, we were led in prayer by Rev.'
The following are the officers and
)mfittee to serve for next term:
President-Miss Annie Lee Wood.h
Vice president-Miss Willie MIae t
Secretary-Miss Essie Williams. o
Treasurer-Diiss Lizzie Shealy. bi
Press reporter-Miss Nora Wood.
Teacher-Mr. Jos C. Carter.
Hustlers committee-Miss Emma
eeves, Miss Lizzie Shealy, Miss El
Social commi ttee-Miss Nannie Can
an, Miss Oralee Price, Miss Janie
Membership committee-Miss Ruth
raswell, Miss Essie Williams, Miss
ora Wood. E.
After the business session of the P:
ass, a sweet course of ice cream and A.
ndieS was served, which was much jec
tjnyed by anlat
NEWS OF WI1TMIRE.
any Delightful Social Affairs in a
M->st Delightfol Town-Person.
Whitmire, July 13.-Miss Frances
ter is spending the week with
ends in Newberry, where she ex
cts to enjoy the services by Rev. W.
Orr at the A. R. P. church.
The fourth of July passed quietly
d without accident in'our town. The
urce of amusement was the annual
.rbecue given by the Glenn-Lowry
anufacturing company to their
eratives. The plans for the day were
charge o,f Mr. G. H. Leitner, the
urteous superintendent of this cot
n mill. The dinner, consisting of
barbecue and picnic, was heartily
Joyed by all. Nice swings had been
-epared to make the children happy.
e crowd was entertained with base
.11, music and races.
Master Edgar Fant, of Newberry, is
re visiting friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Burns enter
ined last Thursday evening in honor
Misses Frances Burns, of Anderson,
td Lynn Verner and Kate McClana
n, of Seneca. Delelightful refresh
ents were served, and the young
ople bade the fair visitors good-bye
id wished them a speedy return to
Mrs. McD. Metts entertained Friday
-ening in honor of Miss Sarah Fant,
Newberrry. Miss Fant is very pop
ar in this, the home of her child
>od, and all the youths and misses
>preciated the kindness in Mrs. Metts
thus- bringing them together to re
w old acquaintance.
Mrs. James Tidmarsh entertained
.e children Saturday afternoon in
mor of her niece, Miss Mauldin Gra
Lm, of Columbia. Mrs. James -Tid
arsh and Mrs. J. M. Major served
e-cream and Nabiscos, and arranged
Lmes for amusement. Many little
.arts were made glad.
Mrs. Ora Irby is spending the week
ith Mrs. Eliza Nance.
Misses Sallie Belle and Bessie Dil
.rd, Miss Lillian Scott and Messrs.
)hn and Laurens Keck, of Clinton,
ter a pleasant visit to Mr. and Mrs.
0. M. Tinney, have returned to Clin
Mr. Tom Scott has returned from a
[easant trip to Newberry.
The Ladies' Aid society of the Meth
list church will give a lawn party or
e cream festival on the church lot
Mayor B. B. Sims and Policeman
1. Morse are spending today in New
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cofield leave to
orrow for a visit to their son, Mr.
eorge Cofield, of Carlisle.
NEWS NOTES FROM SALUDA.
>hn ). Smith Critically Ill-Visitor
Talks of Texas Cotton Crop.
Saluda, July 12.-John M. Smith, of
e firm of Smith Brothers, is critical
ill at his 'home in .this town. His
~covery is considerec. very doubtful.
esides his family physician, Dr. Wise,
rs. Pitts and Waters are in attend
ice upon him.
D. N. Smith, -of St. Matthews, his
other, reached Saluda yesterday, be
g summoned to his brother's bed
de by telegram.
Smiley Taylor, a Florence county
>y, who has been living in Texas for
e past fifteen years, is visiting his
other, the Rev. E. P. Taylor, of this
wn. Mr. Taylor says; that the Texas
itton crop is greatly exaggerated.
he corn crop is practically ruined by
e drought, and that eotton is suffer
g very much for lack of rain. Texas,
sayse, estimates the production for
at State this year even under the
ost favorable conditions from now
at not exceeding three millions of
Little Mountain, Tuesday, July 18.
Bethel School house, Pomaria, Wed
~sday, July 19.
Silverstreet, Thursday, July 20.
elegates to General A. )I. E. Confer
At the electoral college of the A. M.
church held in Laurens this week,
'of. C. G. Garrett. of Columbia, and
. Martin, of Newberry, were elect
delegates to the general conference
NEWS OF PROSPERITY.
Personal Mention of Many People
Coming Into and Leaving New
berry's Sister City.
Prosperity, .uly 13.-Mr. and Mrs!
F. W. Schumpert returned home Mon
day with Mrs. B. B. Schumpert from
Misses Annie Wheeler and Rosa Mae
Mitchell are visiting Miss Rosa Lee
Suber in Peak.
Mr. Chas. P. Barre is taking a busi
ness course at Macfeat's business col
lege in Columbia.
Mr. A. F. Pugh has accepted the
principalship of Pine Wood school.
Miss Della Bowers left Monday for
Saluda, N. C., to spend several weeks.
Mr. Jno. Pat Wise has returned from
a short trip to Pickens.
Mrs. J. C. Schumpert has gone to
Virginia to spend several months.
Mr. Lillus Simpson has accepted a
position with the American Telephone
and Telegraph company as electrician
in , Nashville, Tenn.
Mrs. E. E. Young, Miss Mary Lizzie
Wise, Master George Wise and little
Rebecca Harmon are spending this
week with Mr. S. S. Birge in Little
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Leaphart, of Lex
ington, and Miss Joe Caughman, of
Columbia, will spend the week-end
with Mrs. A. G. Wise.
Miss Cook, of Rock Hill, is the guest
of Miss Willie Mae Wise.
Mr. Clifton Kreps, of Columbia, is
visiting Mr. W. J. Wise.
Miss Lucile Counts, . of Slighs, is
spending a few dajs with Mrs. A. N.
Miss Freddie Banks has returned to
Columbia after a visit to her aunt,
Mrs. J. S. Reagin.
NEWS OF EXCELSIOR.
Excelsior Summer School-Farmers
Appreciate Weather Report-Over
all Factory at Prosperity.
Excelsior, July 13.-The summer
session of Excelsior school opened
Monday morning with good attend
The weather bureau report sent out
over the 'phone lines is quite a treat
to the country people and they appre
ciate the kindness very much.
*Miss Alder Ray Wheeler is spending
several days in Columbia.
Dr. R. C. Kibler, of Atlanta, Ga., is
visiting his broth.er, Mr. J. A. C. Kib
Quite a number of the young folks
enjoyed a social gathering at Mr. ~..
F. Wheeler's home on Saturday even
Don't forget the barbecue to be fur
nished at Prosperity on Saturday, the
15th, by Messrs. G. W. Kinard and B.
B. Rikard. Go and get a good dinner
and have a good time..
Mrs. E. G. Counts spent Sunday with
her mother, Mrs. Joe Lovelace.
Mrs. Walter Lake, of Texas, came in
Saturday to spend some time with Mrs.
J. H. Dominick here.
Mis. and Mrs. H. S. B. Kibler and
daughter, Miss Era, of Newberry, are
visiting Mr. J. A. C. Kibler's family.
Miss Pet Dominick, of Newberry,
spent Sunday at her home here.
We learn with pleasure that efforts
are on foot to establish an over-all
factory in Prosperity some time in the
near future'. Those interested in the
enterprise and Messrs. G. W. Kinard,
E. M. Cook Hunter Caldwell, Billie
Gibson along with others who will fall
in line and help push the new enter
prise. We also hope to see the com
mercial league encourage the move
ment and help make it a success. We
have heard it spoken of and right
here we want to say that Prosperity
needs another new enterprise and that
is an ice plant at the cotton seed oil
mill. A town the size of Prosperity
surrounded by a thickly settled com
munity will consume a large amount
of ice during the summer months. Let
the town get busy, put in a plant and
keep the people cool during the sum
mer months with pure home-made ice.
Wonder How M!uch?
Wonder how much of the criticism
of the State board of education in
dulged in by some newspapers was in
spired by the thought that Gov. Blease
had much to do with the adoption of
certain books.-Orangeburg Times and
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* THE IDLER. * n
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I have frequently written about o
what a valuable asset kindness and o
courtesy were and how little they cost. to
I read the following in a paper a few tb
days ago, signed Edwin A. Nye, and to
this is only part of the article, but I th
think it is worth while passing on: e
"Courtesy and kindness cost nothing if
but a moment of time-a moment that rc
well may be spared for a smile and nE
respectful hearing to the oft reject- T
ed, weary an,d half despairing. tr
"Besides, Chickens come home to ia
"The push you give some hapless cc
traveler on the dusty road will react g
on you. It must be so. And a kind
ness shown will come back to you in
blessing. It must be so." d
That is my doctrine and I have been cc
preaching it for many years. You can't a
do a mean or dirty act unless it come
back to you at some time, some
where. A kindly deed will come back g'
some where at some time in blessing.
It is bread cast upon the waters. It
must be so. It is the compensation ti
of nature. You may walk around here is
with your head lifted-too high to h
notice the poor and unfortunate-too el
good and too groat and too busy to
stop long enough to say a kind or y
encouraging word to some poor fel- o
low who is in trouble-the compensa- h
tion will come to. you. Be tsure of
that. On the other hand kind words ti
and kind deeds are just as sure to
come back in some shape, at some
"Chickens come home to roost."
You have seen it in your experience.
Be sure of that, for it must be so. Did
you ever feel blue-like you would like v
to hear a kindly, sympathetic word s
and see a kindly smile. Well, if you
never did the time is coming when
you will, and the recollection of a c
kindly act done by you will be a
pleasant memory. Did you ever read
what Whitcombe Riley said about it. s
If not read it. It will do you good: ii
When a man ain't got a cent, and he's d
feeling kind of blue, .C
An' the clouds hang dark and heavy "
'and won't let sunshine through; tJ
It's a great thing, 0 my brethren for "a
a feller just to lay
His hand upon your shoulder in a r
friendly sort of way;
It makes a man feel queerish, it mak
es the tear drops start, ti
An' you sort o' feel a patter in the 0
region of the heart;. . t
You can't lok up and meet his eyes;1 f:
you don't know what to say, g
When his hand is on your shoulder in fl
Ia friendly sort of way;
0, the world's a curious compound,'
with its honey\and its gall,
IWith its care and bifter crosses, but C
a good world after all;
An' a good God must have made it, a
leastways that is what I sayt
When a hand is on my shoulder in a c
friendly sort of way.
Somebody has sent me a copy of r,
the Laurens Advertiser in which I T
find the following: j
"The Idler," in The Herald and d:
N ews, brings up the Greenville to t(
Charleston highway, making a sug- pi
gestion that the automobilists contri- s;
bute a certain sum each to aid 'the g
work along. That is a good sugges- ha
tion, but we are somewhat pessimistic d
as to the large body of automobilists
contributing money for roads. They g
are very willing to talk about them p
and to blame the county officials for a
not working them, but when it comes
to putting down the cold hard cash toc
help the work along, their enthusaism le
abates. Like every other set or men,
there are exceptions and very fine ones.
A great many autoists would contri
bute both time and money for building
roads, but when it comes to the whole A
~body of them, it would be a hard prop
osition to get the ten dollars each.
The suggestion is a mighty good one,
though. If the autoists would fur- h
nish labor and teams, a great deal of a
good could be accomplished and the D
benefits would be as valuable to the ei
one as to the other. i
Somehow, I believe the Newberry al
autoists are going to help the move- w
ent for the highway from unares
n to Asheville. I know that human
ture is a very selfish thing and un
rtunately too many of us will not do
mething that will be of benefit to
trselves because it will also benefit
tr neighbor, but until I am convinced
the contrary I am bound to believe
at the Newberry autoists are going
help in this movement with an en
usiasm that will astonish themselv
and I know they will feel better
they do. The people along the
utes through Newberry, I am satis
,d, are interested and will cooperate.
21s is to be a great voluntary con
ibution to the interest and enthus
sm for better roads and to demon
rate what can be done by every one
ntributing his mite. Let everybody
:t busy. Do it now, is the slogan.
I am sorry that the funny papers
not run Buster. I always enjoyed
m and then his Tesoluions always
intained a good moral lesson. I ran
:ross ond of his resolution4 thi other
ty amongst my old papers and as it
along what I have been urging I am
>ing to give it for your considera
an, dear reader:
Resolved, That running is one of
te best forms of exercise there is. It
an accomplishmen; a boy ' should
ive. But no matter how fast -you
Ln run you must start in time. You
ust do any thing at the rigt time to
.ake good. The excuse maker is the
iap who didn't do it when: it should
3ve been done-the time to do honest
iings or kind things is NOW-the
me to do right is now. The world.
full of ifers that didn't buy in
me or sell in time or quit in time,
e commence in time. Time and tide
on't wait, Make up your mind what
5u ought to do and DO IT NOW.
TalWting about parks-you know I
ery rarely mention the subject-I
.e from a Spartanburg paper. the
ibject is being discussed there also.
f the importance of playgrolinds for
zildren the paper says, among otler
They want air, dirt, sand piles, sun
sine, trees, swings, water to wade
t, places to roll and scu'afe withoa
[1y restraint. It requires all that to.
evelop them. Splendid parks in large
ties give children an opportunity to
'alk on dress parade. That is better
ian confinement in the homes. But
!hat the children need is a place
'here they can roll and scuffle and
an and jump and develop their limbf;
How about Newberry? Don't you
iink we should act while we have the
pportunity? .I do. And I want this
> go down in history and 25 years
som now when the children and
rown ups are erjoying the fruits of
ly labor they v;ill bless
Carriers' Salaries Increased.
The Daily Journal carried the- news
few days ago that the salaries of
ie riaral mail carriers would be in
We are glad that this is to be done
>r there are few men who are doing
iore for the country than they are.
hey add immensely to' the comfort
! people who live out in the rurd
stricts by bringing them in daily
'uch with the Wvorld. In former time's
~ople remote from the railroads, con
dered themselves fortunate if they
ot their mail once a week. Now they
wve it brought 'to their doors every
ay except Sunday.
We repeat we think the advance a
ood movement. Uncle Sam has a
enty of money, and we see no rea
mn why he shoul.d pay men who are
>t worth half as -much as the rural
trriers are and who do a great deal
s work large salaries, and hand out
mere pittance to the former.
LTO'UOBILE 'I UENED TUB FLE.
naiston Baker Killed and Party
Probably Fatally Hurt.
Anniston, Ala., July 9.-J. D. Dill, a
tker, was killed, Mrs. Mary Dill, Mr.
id Mrs. Charles Dill and Charles
til, Jr., probably were fatally injur
1 here tonight, when an automobile
which they were riding turned tur
e. The accident occurred when an
tempt wa.s made to avoid a collision'
ih aother automobile.