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VOLUXE XLM- 'NUMBER 61. -EWMERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA, TUE'jSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1911.
KNew Banking i
BAK AT SILVERSTREET
MAKES A FINE START
TRO'NG BUSINESS MEN BEHIND
irectors and Officers Chosen at Meet
ing Held on fonday-Building
to be Erected.
Silverstreet, one of -the most pro
gressive towns in Newberry county,
will in the very near fture thave in
,operation a strong bank, with men be
i it who have been consistent in
efforts for the upbuilding of
PRESI-DENT H..O. LONG.
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PRSI.D,NT H. 0. LOIN
eir community and of the county
eral-ly, and who have the c6nfi
.dence of the people of the county.
The meeting of the spbscribers to
the capital stock was held at Silver
:street on Monday. About thirty of the
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stckodes ee -rsntinprsn
a-fi thee ws -ag-ret dal o intres
and thre wasthe riht kin of en
VICERE E.T . BLHAR
stocbkhdes were00 aesnd in persn
montr au $18,500ahasealread ineest
Thetbere will the rigtownd of Tena
ae. handers $electe ad ofthfis
nte rp rise
lowing directors: H. T. Fellers, W.
W. Long, J. F. Stephens, J. V. Clary,
B. M. Havird, W. S. Angford, H. 0.
Long, R. C. Neel, J. M. Nichols.
At the directors' meeting the follow
ing officers were elected:
President-H. 0. Long.
Vice president-B. M. Havird.
Attorney-Eugene S. Blease.
The election of a cashier was post
poned for the time being, and Presi
dent H. 0. Long was made acting cash
ier until the election of a permanent
The following committee was ap
pointed to purchase a lot and to pro
ceed with the erection of a building:
I H. 0. Long, W. S. Langford, J. M.
I Nichols. It is proposed to ere6t a two
story 'brick building, the lower story
to be used for the bank, and the second
story for a hall, where the town coun
I oil, various lodges, and other organ
I izations may hold their meetings, and
where other gatherings which may be
desired may be'held.
The directors have made a call for
twenty per cent. of the capital stock
subscribed to be paid in by August 15.
Payments Should be made to Presi
dent H. 0. Long.
Possibly no banking institution in
this section has ever started under
more auspicious circumstances, and
a high degree of success is, predicted
First Cotton Boll.
W. 3. Schultz sent in Friday the
first open boll of the season. He has
not had enough rain on his place
No. 6 township-to run since the 11th
DISTRICT CONVENTION I. 0. E. M.
Governor Blease, Mr. Otto Elettner
and Others, to Make Addresses
An attractive program has ' en ar
ranged f9r the convention of the
eighth district, Improved Order of Red
Men, to be held with Omalha tribe, No.
75, at Prosperity, on Friday, August 11.
T1'here will be several public ad
dreses during the morning, and these
will take place at Young's Grove, the
famous picnic grounds below Pros
perity, and will be followed by dinner
on the grounds. The business sessions
will be held in~Prosperity during the
The public exercises will be called
to order at 10 o'clock in the morning
by District Deputy 0. 0. Smith, of
Bergell tribe, No. 24, Newberry. The
invocation will be pronounced by Dr.
J..A. Sligh. The address of welcome
will be delivered by Dr. C. T. Wyche,
of Omahia tribe, and will be suitably
resoonded to .by a member of the con
I 'ention, on behalf of the district
tribes, and by Judge John Henry Chap
pell, On behalf of the Degree of Poca
Otto Klettne& past great sachem of
South Carolina, and great representa
tive to the great council of the Un:ited
States, will deliver an address dealing
with the history of Redmanism.
Cole. L. Blease, governor of South
Carolina, will d'elive'r an address of
the principles of Redmanship. Gover
.nor Blease is a member of Beraell
tribe, and is past great sachem of the
State and great representative to the
reat cou:eil of the United States.
This will be Governor Blease's first
public speech in Ne'wberry county
since his inauguration as governor.
Followina Governor Blease's ad
dress there will be a recess for din
"r. and at 3 o'clock in the afternoon
the convention will assemble in the
ed Men's hall at Prosperity for the
Pulaski lodge. No. 20, 1. 0. 0. F..
will meet in Klettner's hall Friday
night, August 4. at 8 p. m. Let all
J. Y. Jones.
\\0 eters+on, Noble Grand.
* SOCIAL. *
Mrs. J. E. Norwood entertained a
few friends at a very delightful infor- I
mal porch party Thursday afternoon
in honor of Mrs. M. H. MacNeil, of
areenville, who stopped over in New- i
berry for a day on her way home from
Sullivan's Isle.nd, where she has been
spending the summer. After an hour"1
or two of "chat" an ice coursp was I
served by Mesdames J. B. Fox and W. 1
C. Schenck, little Claudia Wheeler and
Lila Senn, Joe and Daggett Norwood.
Those present to meet Mrs. Norwood's
guest were: Mesdames W. H. H'unt,
W. H. Carwile, Lanbert Jones, W, C.
Schenck, J. B. F'x, Stevie Wright, J.
H. Harms, Glasgow, J. A. Burton, C.
A. Bowman, Alan Johnstone; W. G.
Houseal and C. H. Cannon.
In honor of her friend, Miss Marie
Willingham, of Winnsboro, Miss Julia
Johnstone gave an informal reception
at her home on Main street. It was
a most delightfu:l affair and much en
joyed by the hundred and twenty- fve
young people present. The house was
beiautifully decorated for the occasion
and the refreshments suited to the
warm weathqr. Delicious fruit puneh
being served in the hall by Miss Mar
tha Johnstone, and.ice cream and cake
by Misses Mamie Paysinger, Annie
Kibler, Pauline Fant, and Ruth and
Miss Mary Frances Pool gave a 5
o'clock tea Friday afternoon in honor
of Miss Julia Phillips, who is being
welcomed to Newberry after her ab
sence by all of her young friends.
* * *
In honor of Miss Broyles, of Jack
son City, Tenn., Miss Cockerell, of
Jackson, Ill., and Miss- Morse, of Ab
beville, Miss Pool gave a most delight
ful evening reception at which about
seventy-five young girls and boys par
Mrs. Pifer Pleasantly Entertained.
Charleston Post, 28t;h.
Among tourists who have enjoyed
the pleasur.es of Sullivan's Island for
several seasons and returned again
this summ!rer, was Mrs. Drury Fair
Pifer, of Newberry, her coming giving
grat pleasure 'to her large circlie of
friends in the city and on the island.
While hehe she stopped a
month at the Atlantic Beach
hotel, and was a mem3ber of
many of the entertainments
which have made life at that popular
resort l.ively. Mrs. Pifer came to the
city Monday, stopping at the St. John
hotel, wher'e Monday hight she was
hostess at a beautiful course dinn.er, at
which her guests were: 'Mr. and Mrs.
C. L. Moore, Dr. L. E. Robson and Mr.
Lawrence L. Whelan. Mrs. Pifer left
Charleston the following morning for
her 'home in the up--country.
The following are the ladies at the
Atlantic Beach 'hotel who arranged one
of the most delightful bridge parties
which have taken place there this sea
son: Mrs. Handsome, of Augusta; Mrs.
Marks, of Augusta; Mrs. Drury Fair
Pifer, of Newberry; Mrs. Frietag, of
Atlanta; Mrs. C. L. Moore, of Charles
ton; Mrs. Carr, of Macon; Mrs. Adam
Morse, of Orangebur'g; Miss Ruth
Marks, of Augusta; Mrs. Ashley Hal
sey, of Charleston; Mrs. McCarrol, of
Augusta; Miss Boullineau, of Augusta:
Mrs. Perkins, of Augusta. The parlor
was prettily decorated with flowers,
and refreshments handed by men' in
Ithe service of the hotel. The first
prze was won by Mrs. Fietag, the con
!olation 'by Miss Boullineau, and the
booby went to Mrs. Handsome. The
score cards were specially attractive,
being hand-painted by Miss Veta 'St.
Amand, who daintily depicted pretty
girls in bathing attire on the beach.
They were kept as souvenirs of the
Prsper'+v Ladies The Honorees.
Ninety Six, July 29.-The 'Dancing
club of Ninety Six gave a delightful
Idance Monday night in honor of the
Misses Werts, of Prosperity, the at
tractive guests of Misses Julia and
A very pleasant social affair of the
week was the picnic pa.rty given
Tuesday n.ight by the Misses Matthews
in compliment to Misses Addie and
Ellen Werts. No more delightful spot
could be imagined than the beautiful
pa+ture ofT W. Blake, which was
ransformed into a perfect fairyland
1ith Japanese lanterns hung from
very tree. TP young people were
;erved to a delightful fruit course, in
,luding watermelons and peaches.
Again the Misses Werts and W. L.
)evore, of Jacksonville, Fla., were
omplimented when Thursday evening
F. R. Horne delightfully entertained a
iumber of young people at the home
>f W. L. Devore. Punch was served
rom a green bower on the porch, the
)owl being presided over by Mrs.
Irank Dusenberry and Miss Marguer
te Devore. Later in .the evening de
ightful peaches and cake,were served.
AS WAS EXPECTED.
7omptroller General Jones Finds Au.
ditor Werts' and Treasurer Epps'
Comptroller General Jones was in
qewberry on last Friday checking up
he annual settlement of Auditor Eu
pne S. Werts and Treasurer Jno. L.
pps. As usual he found the busi
iess all right here. The Herald and
qews and the people of Newberry ex
)ected -that, and it is gratifying to re
port nice things in connection with it.
The comptroller general said that
xe did in two hours here the work that
;ometimes requires two weeks at oth
r places. That was fine to begin with.
Ee was well pleased with the neat ap
pearance of -the offices and surround
ngs, as well as delighted with the ac
,uracy and efficiency of the officers,
nd ekpressed the hope that Mr. Werts
ind Mr. Epps would continue in office
is long as he was comptroller general,
so satisfied .is he that as long as they
wre in office the books of the auditor
3nd the -treasurer of Newberry county
will be straight.
Comptroller Jones told Mr. R. C.
,ounts, the foreman of the grand jury,
hat if all the auditors and treasurers
)f the State were as thorough and re
iable as are Auditor Werts and Treas
rer Epps, there would be no need
of the experts traveling around and
xa'mining books-they would go out
f business in South Carolina.
It is a good thing .to have officers
who stand so well.
Mr. G. G. Sale told the reporter that
the comptroller told hm that Auditor
Werts took to the busine as easily
s a, duck takes to picking up June
buge. Treasurer Epps:has heard some
nilce things, too. The stock of the
auditor and of 'the treasurer of New
berry county is way above per and
getting higher. It Is well to repeat
and circulate -good things said of oth
errs while they are living and can en
WAS N~EWBERRY NEGRO.
Charleston Paper Pays Fine Tribute
to Faithful Employe in Char
Dharleston Post, 28th.
James A. Spencer, one of the lead
Lng colored citizens of Charleston, died
last night at this reidence, No. 143
Queen street, after an illness of little
more than a week.
Spencer was nearly sixty-two years
of age. For thirty-two years he was a
faithful messenger and employee of
the sixth light house district, serving
in the engineer's department until -the
consolidation with the inspector's of
fice, when he became an attache of the
reorganized department. Before his
connection with the government ser
vice he was a shipping clerk with the
firm of Thayer, Dewing & Burkett and
still previous to this time he taught
school in Newberry county.
Spencer's father was an intelligent
and worthy citizen and his son inherit
ed the good qualities of his father, and
died respected by all who knew him.
His position in. the light house depart
ment brought him into contact with
many white people. He was always
polite, respectful and obliging and
the announcement of his death will
carry genuine regret and sorrow
ajmong a large number of white and
colored people, and especia-lly among
the officials and attaches of the light
house department who had a particu
lar :regard for Splencer''s long and
Spencer was a member of the vestry
of St. Peter's Catholic church, of
which ~he was a life member. He was
a member of the Catholic Knights of
America, the Holy Name Society and
other organizations. He is survived
by mawidw two sons and five daugh
Editor The Herald and News: We noticek
issue of your paper, as to the people's ini
question. You might, with equal propriety, I
all questions that pertain to their pleasu
everything that has in view the upbuilding c
difference and lukewarmness of the people 1
bial and those who give -more of their time
their town than all others are generally le
of some alterior motive. . .
History records the lives of many men wh
-their brains and their fortunes, for the goo
the end, for some imaginary short-coming, b
and then afterwards, when it is too late to b
ed to their memories. I cal'l to mind one n
his little fortune, all the abilities of his grea:
forts and desires, and all his energies, for ti
betterment of her people, who was in the en
from place and power to d,e-in obserity S
leftlhim but the sting of ingratitude from
of his people. But today there stands, as a
of the finest statues ever erected in the land
The Herald and News and its editor have
of the tofn and her people for a quarter of
criterion. they have been rewarded and shou
been a day, as I remember it, from the time
it, that he has not worked in season and
good. It is needless to say that in all the rel
urged, he has met with stren-uouS and lbitt(
led and fought almost alone by The Heral
of the streets by gravel, and the battle for
The editor was fought step by step, with all
ened and powerful opposition. But today w
News threw out the first skirmish line prepi
erage. It was a long and bitter fight. Weal
and commercial power were arraigned agaim
have today a fine and perfect sewerage syst
Today Newberry has the grandest school
enduring school bu-ldins, of any town of it
tor of The Herald and News flrst agitated a,
the school buildings, like in all the other
met with the "bloody shirt" cry of "bonds!
few, our chiildren will be poverty..stricken
these bonds when they fall due!" Look arol
te, our Wne corps 'of teachers, and the be
fr our children and children's children. Ari
might oc proud of?
The Herald and News has its reward.
Then as to bonds, what idle prattle about
city fat here are able to float these bonds
much more able will the succeeding fathers
tire them? There is not a State in thle UJni
which has not built up its systems of pubi
them have been running for more than a h
of renewals. The fact is that these men or
on city or State bonds do not -want their me
est. It .is to be doubted whether all those
be finally liquidated in this century. Then,
proveelts-treets and pavements, and lls
very small cost indeed?
Our good roads wil:1 come in time. Seum
has nowv a bill before. congress appropriating
along the rural delivery roads. Senator Si
propratir'g $20,000,000 during several years
ways. Virginia has a splendid system, -witi
lina. might do well to follow. The State app3
between 800 and 1,000 convict: 2d feeds,
ties fu-iistinlg the right of way and materia
are making hundreds of 'miles of substant
South Carolina, from the prison cells and I
road gangs, what wonders they would accot
You were speaking in your article of wha
and ought to do to help the road. I had an'
tax books the other day, and saw some iter
Takiig them at random (for there are
bsiess as them)- I found that six ,merchant
twentyeight thousand dollars' worth of go
not incimle the buildings, nor the property
n money, notes, mortgages-only on an.a
his kind are given in at one-half of .their v
instnce --and the other merchants, knowinl4
ly give in their property at a higher averag(
MerchaPt No. 1, $48,000; Merchant NO. 2,
Merchan t No. 4, $60,000; Merchant No. 5, $12
And. nearly if not quite all, this money w
How mueb seine of these have given towa
:-.'r?., S. C. July 31, 1911.'
I your lament, in the last week's
ifference in regard to the road
ament the people's indifference to
res, -to all public good, and to
t the town and country. The in
o their own interests are prover
and energies to the uplyuilding of
ss appreciated and often accused.
Whave given their lives' energies,
I of theiT fellow-man, and who te
ave had their heads whacked off;
iremedied, monuments are erect
.u in this'State who had given all
'mind, his -pen, his personal com
e upbuilding of his State and tie
d, for some dmaginary sin, kicked
md indifferene. He- had nothing
Republic, and the forgetfumess
memorial to his great deeds, one
to an individual.
worked uninchingly for the good
a century. But If success is any
Id -be congratflated. There has not
ie present editor took control of
out of steason for some public
>rms advocated, or public utilities
Tr opposition. Think of the fight, -
I and News, for the improvement
water works and electrc lights.
the force and logic of an enHght
have all three. The Herald and
ratory to its great battle for sew
th, brains of a high order, money
at The Herald and News. But we
system, the most handsome and
size in the State. When the edi-\
tioolreom adthe betrent of
improvements adyocated, he was
bonds! by the extravagance of a
ad ruined by the redemption of
d us at our'aplendid school sys
antiful brick structures, all built
Sthey not a legacy any generationi
their payment when due! If out
Low at such a low per cent., how
and children be to renew and ?re- *
on, nor a city of any importance,,
ic utilities upon bfonds. Some of
ndred years, by a judicious policy
corporaions that lend the money
ney paid back, 'but only the Inter
bonds that Newberry has out will
arewe not gettigall thse
ht and -water and sewerage-at a
.tor Simmons, of North Carolina,
$1,000,000 for experiinental work
ranson, of Virginia, has a bill ap
for the improvement of the high
her convicts, which South Caro
'opriates $250,000 yearly, furnishes
lothes and -guards them, 'the coun -
I-and harmoUiously together they
al roads. If all the convicts of
affs, were divided into two greet
the merchants of thle town could
ccasion to glance hastily over the
s that sduprised me.
ther mnerchanAs that do as greati
a paid taxes on three thundred and
ods. This in some instances did
out of the incorporate -limits, nor
vrage stock of goods. Taxes of
.ue-s I found in one particular
his transaction, would not like
$14,000; Merebant No. 3, $15,000;
000; Merchant No. 6, $15,000.
asmade,in this town and county
-ds the park, I aim silent on.