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L ~ VOLUME XLIX, NUMEBER 59. . NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA.TEDY UY2,11.TWC EK 15 ER
AVERAGE YIELD OF CORN.
here Will be Plenty of Hominy to Go
With the Hog in South Carolina
In spite of discouraging reports
that have come from several counties,
the indications at this time are that
the State's corn crop this year will be
very little if at all below the average
yield taking the State as a whole.
While the most distressing condi
tions are reported from a few coun
ties, among them Cherokee, Barnwell
and Calhoun, and shortage indicated
in many others, most of the larger
and the corn-growing counties report
that larger yields are expected, in
-some counties larger than in many
As with cotton, the effect of im
proved methods of corn cultivation is
being felt this year, as is also the in
fluence of the boys' corn clubs and
the offer of prizes for large yields.
The upland corn, due to the long
drought, is not good anywhere, but
the young corn and the bottom land
crop, which has had plenty of mois
ture and at times when it needed it,
is as a rule in splendid condition.
While the older crop is now maturing,
-and has done only fairly well, the
young corn is promising, and with a
very few exceptions, is getting all the
With good seasons from now on,
the indications at present are . that
there will be plenty of hominy to go
with the hog in South Carolina this
-year, and in some sections very little
Western corn will be bought.
Reports irdicate especially good
corn crops in Dorchester, Colleton,
1Saluda, Berkeley, Pickens, Darling
'ton, Dillon, Florence, Charleston,
,Clarendon, Sumter and Georgetown
WN. E. GONZALES HURT.
Editor of The State Painfully Injured
by Automobile-The Machin
Greenville, July 21.-Capt. W. E.
Gonzales, editor of The State, who was
~injured in an automobjle wreck near
Fountain Inn this morning, was
rought to the city about noon and is
at' the Greenville infirmary, where his
>physician, Dr. C. B. Earle, said t'o
niight, afster thorough examination,
tthat. there are no injuries besides a
'5ntusion on the back of the head and
a -bruise on the back just above the
thsigh. Dr. Earle says Mr. Gonzales
will probably be out within the next
two or three days..
T1he State correspondent saw Capt.
Sonzales at 7 o'clock tor.ight, and he
'had sufficiently recovered from the
shoc'k of the accident to be able to
give a connected account of the wreck.
Capt. Gonzales, with his negro chauf
teur, left Columbia early this morning
in a touring car for Asheville, and art
TO d'clock reached Fountain Inn
without mishap. Just north of Foun
'tain Inn on the direct road to Green
'ille a party of telephone linemen
-were at work and had lowered three
'or four wires across the road. Going
'at a rate of about 20 miles per hour
the automobile was within a few
-yards of the suspended wires before
'the lineman stationed to wa-rn pas
'sengers of the danger was seen, and
on seeing the wires before him the
'driver misto6k them for live wires
and veered to the roadside in order to
-avoid them. At the same time he ap
plied the emergency brake. One of
the tires of the machine exploded,
causing the machine to rush with t'er
rific force into an embankment along
'side the road. The automobile turned
completely over, pinning under it Mr.
Gonzales and the dlriver, the only two
passengers. Fortunately a deep ditch
'held the machine off them in part, and
probably saved both Capt. Gonzales
and his driver from serious injury.
Capt. Gonzales was brought to Green
ville in an automobile and given im
mediate attention by Dr. Earle. The
negro driver was given attention at
~Fountain Inn. He'is not badly hurt.
Mrs. Gonzales, 'who was at Ashe
-ville, was notified of the accident and
.is expected to reach Greenville before
Capt. Gonzales, in telling of the ac
-cident tonighLt, said the car is almost
the accident became known in the city
much solicitude was expressed and
there was much satisfaction when Dr.
Earle announced that Capt. Gonzales
injuries were. in nowise serious.
At midnight a message from the in
firmary said that Mr. Gonzales is rest
ing well and that aside from sore
ness and stiffness from bruises, whieb
will inconvenience him for several
days, he is likely to suffer no ill ef
fects from the automobile accide:at of
this morning. During the afternoon
many prominent Greenville people
called at the infirmary to inquire af
ter Mr. Gonzales' condition.
COLUMBIA LADY'S TRAGIC DEATH
Mrs. Caroline Aiken Robertson Falls
Through Elevator Shaft.
Columbia, July 22.-Mrs. Caroline
Aiken Robertson, wife of Manager Mc
Bride C. Robertson, of the South Caro
lina Cotton Oil company's plant in
Columbia, died at the Columbia hos
pital this evening, without regaining
consciousness, half an hour after fall
ing from the second floor level to the
basement, down the elevator shaft in
the National Loan and Exchange
bank building. Just how the accident
occurred may never be known. It is
the prevailing theory that as the ele
vator came up the operator opened
the door, thinking Mrs. Robertson
wished to go to a higher floor; thE.t on
finding she wished to go down instead,
be started his car upward and, as the
floor of the car rose and before the
door .had closed, Mrs. Robertson,
whose hearing was defective, stepped
forward and fell into the shaft; or
else that the door did not catch as the
car rose and Mrs. Robertson, peering
down the shaft, was struck by the car
as it descended.
Mrs. Robertson was a daughter of
the late Gen. Hugh Aiken, of Winns
boro. Her only brother is Dr. Gayle
Aiken, a celebrated physican of New
Orleansw Mrs. Roiertson'S mother
died in New Orleans last winter. Her
children are the Misses Mary Gayle
Robertson and Minna Robertson, both
students at the College for Women,
Columbia. Miss Mary Gayle Robert
son is en route here this evening,
from Kingstree, where she has been
visiting friends, and will not learn of
her mother's tragic death until she
Mrs. Robertson was attended im
mediately after her accident by Drs.
Boozer and Lester, but there was noth
ing that could be done to save her
life. He' husband reached the hos
pital shortly before she passed away.
Mrs. Robertson had left the Timrod
library room, on the second floor of
the building, alone and it may neger
be known just how she happened to
fall to her death from the shaft. Mrs.
Robertson was one of the most charm
ing women of Columbia. She enter
tained delightfully, and often in a
quiet way, and was very widely be
WON'T GET NEAR-BEER BACK.
Governor Blease Refuses Demand of
Newberry Man for Return of Staff
Recently Seized Here.
Columbia, July 21.-Gov. Blease re
ceived today a request 'almost a de
mand from J. T. Lawson, of Newberry,
that the barrels of near-beer seized
recently by a constable be returned to
him, and the governor not only declin
ed to return the stuff but told his cor
respondent that the authorities would
continue to make such seizures. Gov
ernor Blease wrote to Lawson:
"The constable did right in taking
the near-beer and I have instructed
him to keep on taking -it and have
you put in jail if you keep on violating
the law. I do not propose to allow
it. A copy of this letter has .been for
warded to the constable to act ac
cordingly." Commenting on the sit
uation, the governor said: "I am not
a prohibitionist in principle or in prac
tice, although so far as the practice
is concerned the doctors won't let me
indulge now, but I propose to do all
in my power to enforce the liquor
Lawson argues that he ogght not
to be molested because he hears that
near-beer is being sold openly in other
South Carolina towns. He said also
that an analysis which he had made
showed that his beer contained noth
in at all that was intoxicating."
Constables Cannon G. Blease and
Thos. P. Adams Cover Four Miles
in Nine Minutes.
About 12 o'clock on Friday night,
Constable Blease got a 'phone mes
sage to come to Mr. B. B. Leitzsey's
house, that a drunken negro was curs
ing around the house, there being no
male members of the family then pres
ent. Mr. Blease, who is as quick an
officer as can be found in any city or
country, never did quicker work than
was done from the time he received
that message to the time of finishing
the business in hand. He sought his
partner in such work, Mr. T. P.
Adams, who is a good match in cour
age and efficiency, and the two reach
ed the Leitzsey residence, four miles
on route two, in nine minutes, travel
ing in the car of Mr. Fred H. Dom
inick, who had kindly placed it at the
disposal of the officers, and which
was driven by Mr. W. C. Waldrop, who
is ever ready to accommodate his
friends in such work at any time of
the day or night.
When they arrived at their destina
tion they found the negro, Ben Gray,
still cursing around the house. He
was so unruly, and resisted the of
ficers to such an extent that in order
to subdue him Officer Blease had to
club him into submission. The party
brought the negro to town and got
Dr. W. G. Houseal to attend to his
wounded head. Dr. Houseal sewed
four scalp wounds for him, at about 1
o'clock in the morning. It was all
quick and effective work. At the ear
liest hour 'available Gary was tried
by Magistrate J. C. Sample, (who
knows what to do right away in such
cases,) and was sentenced to a fine of
$300 or to serve ninety days on
It just' happened that there was no
male protector with Mrs. Leitzsey on
that night and Gray must have known
it, but he was not counting on Mrs.
Leitzsey's . coolness and presence of
mind in sb, promptly summoning the
authorities 'of the law to her assist
ance. In the good work of being on
hand with ability to do- the job of
bringing in violent offenders, Blease
and Adams are twin night hawks in
the department of justice and don't
get scared at shadows or substances.
This demonstrates the usefulness
of both the telephone and the automo
At 1 o'clock a doctor is stitching
wounds in the scalp of a negro who
about one hour before was four miles
in the country frightening a lady by
his loud cursing arournd her house at
the midnight hour, the lady without
protection andI the community asleep.
The telephone and the automobile
played their respective parts in this
instance, as they have in other in
stances in the welfare of the city and
county. And it would be well if the
authorities could be provided with
autos of their own, in cases of emer
gency when private cars may not be
FARMERS TO MEET THIS WEEK.
Annual Session of South Carolina Un
ion Called-Program is Air
The regular annual meeting of the
South Carolina State Farmers' Union
will be held in .the city of Columbia in
the hall of the house of representa
tives commenci-ng Wednesday, July
26, at 4.30 p. in., and continuing
through the 27th.
This will be in some respects one
of the most important union meetings
ever held in this State. Many matters
of importance to the organization and
to the agricultural interests in general
will come u'p for consideration.
J. B. O'Neall Holloway, State organ-'
izer, has labored hard for 'the benefit
of the union. It is expected that the
work of the organization department
will be continued and broadened b.
putting more organizers in the field..
Addresses will be made before the
State union by Clarence Poe, editor
of the Progressive Farmer, and by.
Dr. W. M. Riggs, president of Clem
son college, as shown on the program.
R. A. N. Wilson, of Mississippi, a well
known Farmers' union speaker and
field worker, will also make an ad
dress somne time during the meetinf.
All members of the union, whether
el1egates or not. are invited to be
present. These addresses will doubt
less attract quite a number.
The program for the annual meet
ing of the State union is as follows
Wednesday, 4.30 P. M., July 26.
Enrollment of delegates.
Apopintment of committees.
Education, good of the order, me
Recess until 8.30 p. m.
Minutes of previous session.
Communications, notices, memo
.rials, resolutions and other papers t
be referred to proper committees.
Report of executive committee.
Reports of deputy organizers.
Address by Dr. W. M. Riggs, presi
dent of Clemson college.
Thursday, 9 A. X., July 27.
Minutes of previous meeting.
Election of officers.
Report of committees.
Report fom national meeting.
4.30 p. m.-Address by ClarencE
Poe. editor of Progressive Farmer.
List of Officers-State Union.
President-A. J. A. Perritt, Lamar
Vice president-E. W. Dabbs, Rout(
1, Mayesville, S. C.
Reid, Columbia, S. C.
Chaplain-W. E.- Bodie, Wards, S. C
Conductor-W. E. Hopkins, Hop
kins, S. C.
Sergeant-at-Arms--W. P. Caskey
Lancaster, S. C.
Doorkeeper-4!. P. Calvert, Abbe
ville, S. C.
Executive Committee-A. D. Hudson
Newberry, S. C., Route 1; Douglas Me
-Intyre, Marion, S.- C.; L. C. Padgett
Smoaks, S. C., Route 2.
MB. BRADLEY'S AR BROKEN.
Newberrian Suffers Painful Aciden
in Sandersonville, Ga.-Is Now
Able to be Out.
Sandersville, Ga., July 24.-Mr. J. A
Bradley, the popular manager of th
Bell Telephone compan.y at this place
happened to a painful accident lie
Saturday which resulted in breeln
his right arm. He was on his wAy t
Oconee in a buggy when the drive
alighted near the residence of Mr. L
H. S. Strange to allow the horse V
drink water. Without thinking of th'
consequences he slipped the bridli
f-rom the horse. Mr. Bradley did no
notice what was being done until to4
late. As soon as the horse found him
self free of the bridle he began to ruai
and Mr. Bradley jumped out. In doini
so his weight fell upon his -arin, break
ing the -bones. HEe is able to be ou
since the limb was set by physicians
and other than the inconvenience o
a breken member is getting along al
Capt. J. A. Lester Makes Good Again
Capt. J. A. Lester, of Prosperity
who led his class for tour years *a
the Citadel, South Carolina's militar:
school, has just been notified that hi
won the competitive examination fo:
a cadetship at West Point, the Unite<
States military school, in New York.
Capt. Lester, though not quite 24
years of age, has shown himself to .bi
a son of a worthy sire. Ije led his
class in the graded schools, won a
scholarship to the Citadel, led his clas:
there for four years, taking away firs
honor, and has now won a scholarshi]
to West Point. At the time of hi:
graduation from the Citadel he w
offered the char-'of Mathematics anc
French in Riverside Military academy
at Gainesville, Ga.
Capt. Lester is a son of Mr. A. M
Lester, a successful merchant of Pr.os
perity, and is a nephew of Col. Wil
1am Lester, who distinguished him
self in the War Betwen t4, States.
Capt. Lester will leave for Wes
Point on the July 30, as he begin a bil
new work on August 1.
Crowning of King Georg.
Mr. D. R. Lavender, who has thE
picture show at the old court house
will put on Friday afternoon anc
evening, the coronation of King
George. There will be good picture
every day during the week.
Beth Eden Pastorate.
The joint council of Beth Eden pas
torate will meet at Beth Eden churci
Thursday, Juy 27, at 10 a. m.
Jas. D. Kinard,
TWO BROTHERS DIE OF SAME
DISEASE WITHIN TWO DAYS
Messrs. Robert and William Wright,
of Johnston, S. C., Dead From
Johnston, S. C., July 21.-Within
two days of each other, two br,thers
in the community have passed away
from heart trouble. On the 18th Mr.
Robert S. Wright, 65 years of age, at
his country. home near town. Sur
viving him are the following sons and
daughters, apd his widow, who was
Miss Lavinia Cogburn: Mrs. Kittie
Rushton, Mrs. Allie Kinard, Mrs. Will
Culbreath, Miss Lula Wright, of John
ston; Mrs. Frank Law, of Saluda;
Messrs. D. P. Wright, Augusta, Ga.;
J. F. and E. R. Wright, of Johnston.
Mr. William Wright died today, at
the age of 76, from heart trouble, at
his home in Johnston. Surviving him
is his widow ae-d the following chil
dren: Rev. George A. Wright, of
Newberry; S. P.) Wright, Greenwood;
M. R., W. M. and J. H. Wright, Miss
Leora Wright, all of Johnston.
Both these gentlemen were Confed
erate soldiers, and among the staunch
est and oldest citizens of old Edge
field county, rearing large families
who have made useful citizens. Of
nine brothers, the following are liv
ing, with two sisters surviving:
Messrs A. C. Wright, St. Petersburg,
Fla.; J. F."'Gright, Parrott, Ga.; J. R.
Wright,. Sr., Greenwood, S. C.; Mrs.
Anna Thatcher, Texas; Mrs. Ellen
Matleney, Ridge Springs, S. C.
GOOD KANSAS TOWN
IN CLASS BY ITSELF,
Nobody Smokes or Curses in Baldin,
No Other Place in the World Like
It-Seat of Big Methodist
t - 1
Baldwin, Kansas, the horme of Ba
ker university, the big Methodist
school of the West, is in a class by it
3 self, says an exchange. There is no
, other town in the state like it.
t Religion forms the warp and woof
not only of the college and its at
taches and students, but of the busi
Sness interests as well. Talk with the
Baldwin banker, barber, druggist or
liveryman for five minutes and he will
Ssay something about the religious spir
jit that pervades the townsite. And he
Sspeaks of it in a friendly way, too. He
seems to take a great pride in it. The
spirit of the people is so entirely dif
ferent from that of the . other towns
that it is very noticeable as well as re
Once upon a time Baldwin had a
Commercial club, run on the same
lines as such clubs are run in other
towns. .It failed of its purpose. The
h usiness men say .it was due to the
lack of te true Baldwin spirit whichI
being interpreted, means that It lack
ed the thread of religion In its fabric.
Another club has now arisen in the
ashes of the Continental club and It
is accomplishing all sorts of things in
town development. It is the Metho
dist Brotherhood. When someone
thinks of a scheme that will, help the
town he presents it to the Methodist
Brotherhood, which gives it consider
ation. If it is approved then the
brotherhood gets behind and pushes
with all the vim of the Kansas City
Commercial club. If the brotherhood
disapproves it the scheme is dropped.
Every busines man in the town
belongs to the brotherhood and all
take great interest in the club and its
work. The brotherhood meets once a
month and all business houses close
except the drug store, so that the pro
prietors and clerks can attend the
meeting. The brotherhood aroused In
terest in municipal improvements un
til the town now 1ias a complete sew
er system, electric lights and water
- It is working on a farewell recep
tion to Dr. Murlin, retiring president
of Baker. These things are cited, sim
ply to show the wide scope of its work.
A stranger is soon impressed with
thie seeming eccentricities of the town.
For instance, the hotel will not keep
cigars in stock for its customers. The
proprietor doesn't believe in smoking.
One druggist keeps cigars, the only
ore in town. A stranger iloticed U.bat
the cigar case was rather emptv and
asked aibot.t it.
S"Oh. we had quite a run last week,"
said the druggist, "and I haven't got
around te ordering any more." For
many y Ears, it is said, it was impos
..:-,1e... 1.mr a car in the tnwn.
Methodists own and run iaiawin.
the Presbyterians have a slight toe
hold in one of the suburbs and the
Catholics have a church with a dozen.
or so members over near the railroad.
But it is hard sleddine 'or both anti
Methodist institutions. Some years
ago a Topeka Presbyterian opened a
bank there, but he sold out later. He
said that Baldwin was no place for a.
Presbyterian to. try to do business 4n.
?erhaps more superannuated preach
ers live in Baldwin than in any other
city of its .size in the world. - Theyf
flock there to spend their last days, as
the spirit of the town just suits them..
It is also a great place for retired'
farmers with religious tendencies.
Parents move there from all sections
of the country in order to get the of
fect of the spirit upon their childrem
during the period of character form
A person can walk the streets for
six months and haunt every public
place, even the livery stable, without
hearing an oath uttered.
Baker university has about 500 stu
dents. This makes Baldwin a livelyi -
though solemn town during the scho1
term. Three or four young men stu
dents were discussing their studies m
and the coming commencement exer
cises on the hotel veranda the other
night. A stranger began to quiz them
about the town and its peculiarities.
"Isn't it rather dull here in the sum
mer when the students are away?" he
"It usually gets pretty dull," re
marked one of the 'young men in great
earnestness. "But the town Is going ~
to be lively, all right, this;summer."
"What's going on?" he was askeil
"Oh, the brotherhood is arranging
for a Fourth of July celebration. AndI
besides that the Epworth League, is to -
hold its convention here one week." ;
The people are looking,forward wittXh
great interest to these two events.
4owever, there i away ietW g i
going on in Baldwin in a church way j
and that is what the people enjoy. A
good lecturer or preacher can draW.
a big audience. Theatrical outfitg, eso
pecially musical comedies, oouldtit
draw a corporal's guard. In fact, they
are not wanted. Baldwin doesn't be
lieve in frivolities nor any funny busi
ness. Tom McNeal, of Topeka, once
made a speech there, and referred 'to
Baker as "a preacher factory." He
shocked the people.
Crime is a thing almost unknown
in the town. Most people. never lQck '
their doors at night. .A bootlegger can~
find no customers there. Once upon a
time the town was scandalized, when .
it learned that some of the ~college 2
boys were drinking sweet cider. "/
When Old Age Is a Curse.
When they have lost self-respect.
When they do not stand for anything
in their community.
When their neighbors wouy1 not
consider their departure any loss.
When the imagination is foul and
the thought impure.
When the individuality has been
burned out by dissipation.
When all the reserves of energy and
force have been prematurely exhausted
by a vicious life.
When the individual has not learn
ed the art of self-control and pa
When young people cannvt live
with them with any comfort.
When it has developed only vulgari
ty, coarseness and animality.
When it has left the individual ugly,
disagreeable, touchy, cy'nical, critical,
When the old have lost the best of
life, the desire for usefulness.
When they have no aim in life.
Death of Former Newbeirrian.
Greenwood Journal, 21st.
Dr. Benjamin Furman Duckett died
at his home in this city -last night af
ter an illness of several weelks.' For
some days his death Was ezspected
HIe was the son of Thomas Duckett
one of the first graduates of Furman
university, who became a celebrated.
teacher. His school in Newberry hal
ing attained the distinction of being
one of the best in the State.
Card of Thanks.
Mr. Editor: We wish to express our
gracious appreciation through these
columns to our white and colored
friends for their' aid and sympathy
during the illness and death of our
mother, Laura H. Whitener.
JT. L. Whitener.
L. D. Whitener.
M. Lla nea.: